Ibrahimovic will not play any more for United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played his last match for Manchester United. According to the BBC, the Reds Manager José Mourinho has agreed that the Swedes’ contract, which expires on June 30, should be terminated prematurely in order for the striker to join LA Galaxy for the start of the new season in MLS.
Ibra came to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 with a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain. 36-year-old Sweden scored 29 goals in 53 games with the Red Devils team, with his last match being Boxing Day, a draw with Burnley (2: 2).
Milan is asking the Chinese boss for a financial injection
Milan’s leadership has sent a message to the Chinese club owner Li Yonhoon asking the Rosoniere owner for a 10m-euro tranche to be transferred by March 23rd.
The financial injection needed by Milan is for liquidity between the current campaign and the 2018/19 season.
Il Sole 24 Ore reports that club executives have contacted Rossoneri Sport Investment, owned by Li Jonhon, expecting the Chinese businessman to react instantly.
Milan needs nearly 35 million euros before June 30, with which to be fined with financial fair play sanctions.
A defender of Southampton has dropped out of the national team for injury
England defense team defender Ryan Bertrand dropped out of the control group with Holland and Italy for injury.
“Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand returns to his club to heal and do more serious back trauma research, a precautionary and caretaking measure for the player, and he will not take part in matches with the Netherlands and Italy, a person from England’s medical headquarters told Sky Sports.
The English played the Tulips on March 23rd in Amsterdam, and four days later they took Skuadza Adzura to Wembley. Both of the Three Lions rivals miss the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Clop leads the headquarters and some of his players in Tenerife
Liverpool manager Jurgen Clop has decided to give a week-long vacation to his staff and players who are not going to be involved in national team matches. All of them will relax in Tenerife before returning to the decisive stage of the season.
16 players from Liverpool have received calls for their national teams, but players such as Loris Karius, Danny Ward, Alberto Moreno, Nathaniel Klein, Joel Mattype, James Milner and Danny Inggs are exempt from this type of duty. But Clop has decided that it does not make sense for them to remain in England, so he has given them that additional rest.
Liverpool’s next match is on March 31, when Merseyside is visiting Crystal Palace. The heavy series of the 1/4-finals in the Champions League against Manchester City is followed by the derby with Everton on April 7th.
Erzgebirge Aue – Greuther Furth
Erzgebirge Aue hosts Greuther Furth in a last match from the 27th round of the German 2. Bundesliga. Let’s have a look at this game and we will provide you with our vip soccer bets for it.
Erzgebirge Aue are having a tough season so far. They are 16th in the league standings, fighting for their survival. So far they have 30 points won and a record of 7 wins, 9 draws and 10 defeats. In their last five matches Erzgebirge Aue won once – against Kaiserslautern, making also four draws in the process. It’s a positive run for Aue, as long as they are unbeaten in these five matches.
Right now Erzgebirge Aue are just 3 points behind their next opponent – Greuther Furth are 15th with 33 points, so this is a great chance for Aue to make an important step towards survival.
How we said, Greuther Furth are 15th in the 2. Bundesliga with 33 points. They have a record of 9 wins, 6 draws and 11 defeats. Just like Erzgebirge Aue, Greuther Furth are unbeaten in their last five matches, winning four of them and making one draw. Speaking of current form, Greuther Furth are the team in the best shape in the league at this moment.
In their last match they enjoyed a 2-1 win at home against the struggling Kaiserslautern. Julian Green and Mario Maloca scored the vital two goals for the home team.
This is a very interesting clash between two teams who are unbeaten in their last five games. These two teams are very close to each other in the league standings as well. We shall expect a competitive game with both sides having a chance to win.
These are our vip soccer bets for the 2. Bundesliga game between Erzgebirge Aue and Greuther Furth.
Napoli – Genoa
Napoli welcomes Genoa in a match from the 30th round of the Italian Serie A. Let us examine this game in Naples and we will provide you with our vip soccer predictions today for it.
For a long time Napoli were leading the standings in the Serie A, but now they are 2nd and trailing on 5 points behind the leader Juventus. Although they have a game in hand, so beating Genoa would mean that the gap is once again reduced to 2 points.
Napoli were leaders in the Calcio, but the wrong steps against Roma and Inter made them lose the first place. They still have chances to win the league, but they must be perfect until the end and the have to hope that Juventus will make some mistakes.
Right now Napoli’s record shows 22 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. In their last two matches Napoli won just one point, which is not good enough for them. They need to be flawless, if they want to return in the title fight. A win against Genoa is a must.
Meanwhile Genoa are 13th in the Serie A with 30 points won so far. They are just 6 points above the 18th Crotone and the relegation zone, so they have to be careful. This is not a bad margin, but certainly it’s not enough to feel completely safe. What Genoa have to do is keep performing as good as they can and win as much points as they can.
In their last five matches Genoa won three times and suffered two defeats against Bologna and Milan. Can they take something from Napoli on Sunday? Well, it’s going to be extremely difficult.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Serie A game between Napoli and Genoa. Good luck!
Crotone – Roma
Crotone hosts Roma in a game from the 30th round of the Italian Serie A. Here are our winning soccer predictions for this clash.
Crotone continue to fight for their survival in the league. They are currently 18th and in the relegation zone of the Serie A. Right now Crotone have 24 points – just one point behind Chievo and SPAL in the safe zone.
So far Crotone’s record shows 6 wins, 6 draws and 15 defeats. In their last five games they won once, made two draws and suffered two defeats.
Last year Crotone did a real miracle by surviving when all of the odds were against them. Now they will also need a strong final push in order to keep their place in the league. But it won’t be easy against Roma today.
Roma are third in the Serie A standings with 56 ponts won. The Wolves have a record of 17 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats. In their last five games they won four times and lost points only during the loss against Milan at home. Roma were favourites in this match at the Olimpico, but Milan surprised them in a bad way.
This is a good season for Roma so far. They are 1/4-finalists in the Champions League and they are currently in the Top 3 of the Serie A. It’s a positive campaign for them and it will end like this, if they keep this position in the Calcio. Which would mean another participation in the Champions League next season.
Roma are favourites in this game, despite of being away from home. They have a better team by Crotone – by far, but have in mind that Crotone are fighting for their survival. Which makes them dangerous.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Serie A game between Crotone and Roma.
Hamburger SV – Hertha BSC
Hamburger SV hosts Hertha BSC in a match from the 27th round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s have a look at this game and we will give you our vip soccer bets for it.
Hamburger continue to be in a very difficult situation at the moment. The former European champions are 17th in the Bundesliga standings with just 18 points won so far. They have a record of 4 wins, 6 draws and 16 defeats since the start of the campaign. Alongside Koln, Hamburger are the team with the less amount of wins this season.
In their last five games Hamburger won just one point – against Mainz 05, also suffering four defeats. Which is not helping at all their efforts to survive for another season.
Right now Hamburger are trailing on 7 points behind Mainz 05 and the relegation playoff spot, so they really need to start winning more points on a regular basis. If it doesn’t happen, most surely HSV will be playing in the 2. Bundesliga next season.
Hertha BSC on the other hand are 11th in the Bundesliga standings with 32 points won so far. Hertha have a record of 7 wins, 11 draws and 8 defeats since the beginning of the season. In its last five games in the league, the Old Lady won just once – against Bayer Leverkusen, made two draws and lost twice. In their last game Hertha made a 0-0 draw during the home game against Freiburg.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Bundesliga clash between Hamburger SV and Hertha BSC. Hamburger are the team who need points at any cost, but it doesn’t mean that Hertha will just give it to them. The home team shall do their best effort in order to win something from this clash in the city of Hamburg.
Final results and top scorers in League Europa
This evening played the 1st / 8th finals of the European League. The eight teams that continue in the next phase of the tournament are already clear. In most matches, the favorites ranked without a problem, but there were some surprises. One of them was offered by CSKA (Moscow). The Russian team eliminated French Lyon with a 3-2 win as a guest. Surprisingly, one of the favorites – Borussia (Dortmund) could be dropped. The Germans did not recover after losing 1: 2 in the first match with Red Bull (Salzburg) and today they left with zero draws from Austria, but it did not work in any way.
In the most anticipated match between Arsenal and Milan there was no sensation. The Rossoneri returned the intrigue, leading first to Emirates, but the hosts made a full 3: 1 turn and continued their way.
Final results and scorers:
Lokomotiv Moscow – Atletico Madrid 1: 5 (Total Score 1: 8)
0: 1 Korea (16)
1: 1 Ribus (20)
1: 2 Saul (47)
1: 3 Torres (65-e)
1: 4 Torres (70)
1: 5 Grocery (85)
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Dinamo Kiev – Lazio 0: 2 (2: 4)
0: 1 Lucas Leiva (23)
0: 2 De Fry (83)
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Zenit – Leipzig 1: 1 (2: 3)
1: 1 Draussi (45 + 1)
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Athletic Bilbao – Olympique Marseille 1: 2 (overall score 2: 5)
0: 1 Paige (37-e)
0: 2 Occampos (52)
1: 2 Williams (74)
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Victoria Pilsen – Sporting Lisbon 2: 1 (2: 3)
1: 0 Baccarat (6)
2: 0 Baccarat (65)
2: 1 Battalion (105)
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Lyon – CSKA Moscow 2: 3 (3: 3)
0: 1 Golovin (39)
1: 1 Corne (58)
1: 2 Musa (60)
1: 3 Wernburg (65)
2: 3 Diaz (71)
MINUTE AFTER MINUTE
RB Salzburg – Borussia Dortmund 0: 0 (Total 2: 1)
MINUTE AFTER MINUTE
Arsenal – Milan 3: 1 (5: 1 overall)
0: 1 Chalhanooglu (35)
1: 1 Welbeck (39-e)
2: 1 Jack (71)
3: 1 Welbeck (86)
The future goalkeeper of Real Madrid may be in Italy
The goalie of Roma Alison is the main goal of Real Madrid, reports Mundo Deportivo. The transfer fee to be paid for the Italian team is € 40 million.
This season at the club level in all tournaments, Alison recorded 36 games and allowed 31 goals.
But at the beginning of the month, Mirre wrote that the 25-year-old Brazilian himself preferred to move to Liverpool.
Money Saint-Germain is another serious candidate for Alison.
Neymar trained hard at the gym
Brazilian superstar Pari Saint-Germain Neymar continues his recovery from a leg injury that will take him to the end of the season in club football. However, one of the captains of the “seleaso” has the task of being ready for the Brazilian World Cup matches in Russia.
Neymar published several of his videos from the gym in social networks, one of which shows how he trains while his TV goes against PSE against Angie in the 31st round of the French Championship (3: 1).
Besiktas – Bayern Munich
Besiktas welcomes Bayern Munich in a second leg from the 1/8-finals of the UEFA Champions League. We are about to examine this game and offer you our vip soccer bets for it.
After a 0-5 loss in the first game at the Allianz Arena, it’s clear that the Turkish side do not have any chances to continue to the next round. Senol Gunes’ boys have to play for their honour and at least try to do better than in the first game.
Maybe Besiktas’ loss in the first match wouldn’t be so heavy, if it was not about the red card which Domagoj Vida recieved after just 16 minutes of play. With ten men against a team like Bayern Munich, it was obvious that Besiktas wouldn’t have much of a chance.
Now it’s up to Besiktas’ players to show everyone that it was not a fluke to win their group and qualify for the 1/8-finals. Yes – they can’t eliminate Bayern, but at least they can save their honour with a positive result against the German powerhouse.
As for Bayern, the Bavarians remain one of the heavy favourites for winning the trophy. The team performs in a very positive way, since the legendary Jupp Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti in the first few months of the season. Heynckes is a man who already won the Champions League with Bayern. Now he will try to do it again.
This is the big goal for Bayern. The Bavarians are dominating the Bundesliga with an ease, so the German league is no more a challenge for them. The real goal remains winning the Champions League once again.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Champions League game between Besiktas and Bayern Munich in Istanbul. Good luck with this one!
“Nike” with a key role for Neymar’s transfer to Real
Nike, the sports wear company, is ready to finance part of the possible transfer of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid. This is part of the strategy of the US company for a future partnership with the Royal Club. Besides Cristiano Ronaldo, Neamar is the leading brand of football. For the current Adidas sponsor, this is Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
“Nike” wants to dress the “white ballet” because it is the club with the most fans in the world, but it does not get as much money from its sponsor as other European grands. “Los Merengues” have a contract with Adidas for 2020 worth 40m euros per year.
With Nike’s financial support, the 400 million euros that Real Madrid wants to buy for its Brazilian pearl no longer seem so impossible to pay. The operation can take place this summer.
There is no need to wait until 2020 when the current sponsorship contract of the Madrid Grand Prix ends. In recent years, there have been cases where clubs have broken their contracts with Adidas themselves. Examples are Chelsea and Milan. In 2016, Londoners exchanged the German concern with Nike for a penalty of EUR 45 million, but they currently receive EUR 66 million a year. Recently, the “Rosoners” ended prematurely with Adidas to sign with Puma.
A possible deal with Nike may be the strategy with which Real Madrid will secure the future “galaxy” after Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. For its part, the US firm can take revenge on the blow that the Germans have brought with Manchester United (the other team that sells the most T-shirts in the world).
In 2016, Nike extended its contract with Barcelona for € 105 million a year (or € 155 million to meet certain goals). Now they offer a similar amount to the people of Madrid, but the money will be added to help them attract Neymar.
From many years, Bernabeu has not seen one like Zidane
Real Madrid overcame the crisis, for which he lost chances for the title in Spain. The world club champion again played hard and is still a favorite for the Champions League success, with no one wanting to be a rival of the upcoming draw for the 1/4-finals.
The Marca newspaper analyzes how coach Zinedine Zidane manages to tackle the problems.
“Over the years, many mentors have come and left Real Madrid, but none of them have been able to impose their authority over players in such a fierce fashion. No one in the club has ever imagined such a dressing room that is so dedicated and committed to its coach, who does not stop showing that he is the best man, “the Madrid edition commented.
“Zidan has the reputation of a man who makes heavy decisions that are not well received by his competitors,” Marca continues. “But he does this with a tact – a feature he has acquired in his years as an elite football player, thus avoiding conflicts. Take the fury as an example when Pari Saint Germain Unai Emery’s mentor left Emperor Di Maria on the bench for the first game against LOS Blancos in WS. Or even bigger scandals alongside Edison Cavani and Neimar for that penalty at the start of the season. At the same time, recently, in Madrid, Gareth Bale was stuck in the reserves for several important meetings, but he accepted this calmly. Also in support of Cristiano Ronaldo gave Karim Benzema a penalty shoot-out against Alayes.
At the heart of everything is Zidane’s self-confidence in making important decisions, and most often they turn out to be right. More recently, Bale and Isco are on the bench, but Rafael Varan, Hames Rodriguez and Marco Asencio have earlier encountered this, and most of them regretfully hovering their heads so they can go upstairs.
Currently, none of the players that are not Zuzu’s favorites say even a bad word about him. This is also evident from their conversations with the media, which is evidence of the leading role of the Frenchman over his “warriors”. This is because he never criticizes a contestant publically. This respect is transferred and helps to achieve a good relationship between him and the players.
And while many praise Zidane for the way he dominates the dressing room, others applaud the tactical class of specialists like José Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. However, La Liga champions see things differently.
In preparation for the final against Juventus in WS, the coach explained in detail why he had chosen every exercise during the training so his team was ready for the Cardiff match. As a result, three of the four goals in the game fell after playouts that were pre-trained. This gave the players a great deal of confidence in the qualities of the coach.
Zidane, however, keeps distance and even after training he leaves another door. So he gives them time and opportunity to rethink things and overcome any disagreement, not to get in touch with him right away.
Such conversations are held privately in his office and can last for an hour, as the coach strives to pay attention to everything important and even discuss the personal life of the players, leaving nothing to be hidden so that players can then give everything on the pitch.
Manchester United and Sevilla face an unpredictable collision
The Manchester United and Sevilla teams are rebounding from scratch in the 1/8-final of the Champions League tonight at 21.45 at Old Trafford. The first match between the two opponents ended 0: 0, which signaled a fierce battle in the Dream Theater.
“The Red Devils” enter into a high-confidence match after winning the Liverpool weekend and are now leading the Champions League.
In Sevilla they have shown that they are not afraid of anyone and will be looking for a mandatory hit at Old Trafford to bring them closer to a dreamed 1/4-final.
Manchester United has been facing difficulties over the years against Spanish rivals. From the 13th clash with the Primera Division teams, the “Red Devils” continued six times and seven were eliminated.
The overall balance is also negative – 13 wins, 21 draws and 17 losses. Chance for United is Seville’s lack of success on English ground – three draws and three losses.
José Mourinho’s team is in a series of five consecutive home wins in all tournaments, though achieved with an unattractive game that does not appeal to fans. No one, however, will be angry at Mourinho if he brings United to the first 1/4-final in the Champions League since 2014.
Manchester United: De Hea, Valencia, Bai, Smoling, Young, McTomini, Matič, Mata, Linggard, Lukaku, Alexis.
Sevilla: Rico, Escudero, Langele, Kiaer, Mercado, Nonsi, Banega, Corea, Vasquez, Sarabia, Muriel.
Eibar – Real Madrid
Eibar hosts Real Madrid in a match from the 28th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s have a look at this game and we will bring you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Eibar are 8th in the La Liga standings with 39 points won so far. Generally speaking, this is a very good season for them. Eibar even have chances to qualify for the European competitions, being on just 4 points behind the 6th Girona and the Europa League zone. So far Eibar’s record shows 11 wins, 6 draws and 10 defeats. In their last five games Eibar won twice, suffered two defeats and made one draw against Deportivo La Coruna.
Now Eibar will have a tough test against the reigning champion of Spain Real Madrid.
It has not been the best season for Real Madrid so far. The Los Blancos are third in the La Liga standings with 54 points, trailing on 15 points behind the leader Barcelona. Last season Zinedine Zidane’s team won the title, but now they are struggling.
So far in the season Real Madrid have a record of 16 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats. In their last five games the Los Blancos are doing well – four wins and just one defeat against Espanyol. Right now Real Madrid are just one point above the 4th Valencia, so they need to be as consistent as possible in order to keep the 3rd place.
Clearly Real Madrid will give their all in the Champions League this season. If they manage to win the competition for a third time in a row, then this season won’t be considered as a failure. But it doesn’t mean that they will stop playing for the win in La Liga.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the La Liga clash between Eibar and Real Madrid.
Chelsea – Crystal Palace
Chelsea welcomes Crystal Palace in a match from the 30th round of the English Premier League. Let’s examine this clash at the Stamford Bridge in our winning soccer predictions.
Chelsea are not in the best possible position to chase the 4th place in the league. Right now the Blues are 5th in the standings, trailing on 5 points behind Tottenham. Theoretically Chelsea could still get among the first four teams in the standings, but it’s going to be very difficult in the current situation.
Right now Chelsea have 53 points and a record of 16 wins, 5 draws and 8 defeats. Right now Antonio Conte’s team is in a terrible form – Chelsea have lost four of their last five games, only winning against West Bromwich Albion at home. In their last game the Londoners suffered a defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad. Before that they also lost against Manchester United, Watford and Bournemouth.
It’s clear that this is going to be Antonio Conte’s last season at Chelsea. The Italian tactician won the league in his first campaign, but his second is not going very well so far.
Crystal Palace on the other hand continue their fight for survival. Right now Palace are 18th in the league standings, being in the relegation zone. They have 27 points won so far and a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 defeats. In their last five games Roy Hodgson’s boys are without a win – two draws and three consecutive losses.
Palace are just one point behind the 17th Southampton and the safe zone, so nothing is over for them just yet. But they surely need to start winning more points again.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge in London.
Simeone: We were the better team
Atletico coach Madrid Diego Simeone was eagerly pleased with the 3-0 victory over Lokomotive (Moscow) in the first 1/8-final in Europa League. In his opinion, the “Duschekschi” were the better team throughout the game and deservedly achieved the success, which gives them a serious advantage before the rematch.
“In the first half we did not stand so well and we had to answer some of the questions that the rival put us in. The second part was much better stopping their attacks, with three in the middle we had more peace and we could we will have to adapt to the best possible way and take advantage of this result in the revanch, “said Simeone.
Bonuci: We were too frightened and nervous
Milan defender Leonardo Boncuci thinks his team was too frightened and nervous and made too simple mistakes in the first match with Arsenal from the 1/8-final in the Europa League. “Gunners” won 2: 0 on Giuseppe Meazza and are in excellent position before the rematch.
“We were acting too frightened and nervous in the first half We will use this game to gain experience The second game will be quite tough but everything can happen in football We can not get away when we do not defend or attack as we did not find the right building Arsenal was moving the ball fast If we show the attitude of the second half in London we have a chance Today we lack the courage and responsibility, both in keeping the ball and in stopping the rival attacks. the second half we stood at We did a lot of mistakes and we were too nervous We played a bold one in the second half It’s just what we need in a similar game, but we have a chance for Danny Welbeck to make a mistake. “We have allowed two avoidable goals,” said Bonucci.
Leipzig missed a heavy blow to Zenit
The Leipzig team played a very strong game, but Zenit beat only 2: 1 in the first match of the 1/8-finals in the Europa League. Timo Werner’s extraordinary performance – he scored one and assisted for the other goal – gave the Germans a slight advantage before the match in St. Petersburg in a week.
Roberto Mancini’s team was disappointed most of the time, and over 70 minutes did not even hit the red bulls door. The hosts led convincingly with two hits, but four minutes before the end Domenico Krishte realized from a direct-free hit.
The Leipzig players showed that they had taken a lesson from the rematch against Napoli in the previous phase and were totally concentrated almost all the time.
In the 35th minute the beam stopped Emil Forschberg from falling into Zenit’s net.
The breakthrough came after the break. First, in the 56th minute, Werner with a heel brought Bruma alone against the goalkeeper and Razenbalshport led 1: 0.
Then in the 77th minute Navi Keita slalomed between the defenders in blue teams and handed to Werner, who from the same position as Brūma made 2: 0. However, there remained doubts about the ambush of the German striker.
Zenit still managed to regain the chances after Kristios scored a foul in the 86th minute.
Then Marcello Zabitzer could score a third goal for the Bundesliga team, but there was no chance.
Wenger: We have not yet qualified
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is very pleased with the 2-0 victory over San Siro in Milan, who sent his team with one leg in the Europa League quarter-finals.
“We took advantage of our speed of play in the first part until after the break we were more tight and timid It was very important for us to win Milano but we still have a job What do I think about Milan on Gatuso Lately, demonstrating character and spirit, I think he has done a great job, we have not yet qualified, this result gives us a serious advantage, but not everything is over, we have to concentrate on the revenge, “Wenger said.
Niort – Lorient
Niort hosts Lorient in a match from the 29th round of the French Ligue 2. Let’s have a look at this game and we will bring you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Niort are currently 14th in the Ligue 2 standings. They have 32 points won so far and a record of 9 wins, 5 draws and 14 defeats. In their last five games Niort won twice, but lost three times. Anyway, in their last game Niort enjoyed a 2-1 win away from home against Quevilly Rouen. Ande Dona N’Doh was the hero for Niort in this clash, scoring both goals for the winning side.
Lorient on the other hand are 6th in the Ligue 2 standings with 47 points won so far. They have a record of 13 wins, 8 draws and 7 defeats since the beginning of the season. In their last five games Lorient won twice, lost twice and made one draw. But it’s important to say that right now Lorient are in a run of two consecutive wins, recorded against Nancy and Le Havre.
Lorient are still in the fight for a Top 3 finish and qualification for the Ligue 1. Right now they are on just one point behind the 3rd Clermont, so the fight for them is still open. But they have a serious competition from teams like Paris, Chatearoux and Ajaccio, who are also fighting for a Top 3 qualification. It won’t be easy for them.
Based on league position and performance during the season, Lorient are favourites in this game. They are having a much better season than Niort and they have a better team. But have it in mind that they are playing away from home.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Ligue 2 game between Niort and Lorient.
Lazio – Dynamo Kyiv
Lazio hosts Dynamo Kyiv in a match from the 1/8-finals of the UEFA Europa League. Let’s examine this clash in the Italian capital in our predictions football 1×2.
Lazio reached the 1/8-finals of the Europa League after eliminating the romanian FCSB, previously known as Steaua. Lazio surprisingly lost the first leg in Bucuresti with 0-1, but in the rematch Simone Inzaghi’s boys were merciless – 5-1 and a total domination over the Romanian side.
Although they are still in the fight for a Top 4 finish in the Serie A and a return to the Champions League, do not make any mistake here – Lazio will try to reach the Europa League final in Lyonnais. It’s been awhile since Lazio were participating in an European final, so their fans are hungry for something like this. Lazio have a good enough squad to make a good run in Europa League. With a little bit of a luck with the draw, they could do it.
Meanwhile Dynamo Kyiv reached the 1/8-finals after two draws against the Greek AEK Athens in the previous round. A 1-1 draw in Athens and a 0-0 draw in Kyiv were enough for Dynamo to continue in the competition. This was not the most impressive performance ever, but for them it was enough to reach the next stage of the competition.
Despite of being underdogs against Lazio, Dynamo are a dangerous team who have some really good players. Do not be so quick to write them off in this clash. They will have the second leg being played at Kyiv and it’s always difficult to play there. Dynamo have their chances.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Europa League clash between Lazio and Dynamo Kyiv. Good luck, pals!
An Englishman played for Barca for the first time from 29 years
Former Arsenal midfielder Marcus McGuain made a debut for Barcelona’s first team and became the first Englishman to have played for the Catalonian Grand in 29 years. McGuain appeared as a reserve in the friendly match for the Super Cup of Catalonia against the city’s rival Espanyol.
Gary Linneker is the last English player to play for Barca between 1986-1989.
19-year-old Marcus McGuain appeared in a game of Aleis Vidal in the 77th minute. The match, played on a neutral pitch in Leida, ended 0: 0 in regular time, and in the penalty shoot-out Barca won 4: 2.
McGuain, who plays the defensive midfielder, signed with Barcelona’s double on Jan. 30 after a decade in Arsenal’s school.
In the match against Espanyol Barcelona, the game with reserves, the stars Messi, Suarez, Pique received a break.
Surprise! Almost sure transfer to Barca failed
The allegedly almost secure transfer of Brazilian talent Arthur from Gremio to Barcelona has failed, Marca reports. Barca’s representatives met the agent of the footballer and the Brazilian club leaders, but the talks did not go as the Catalans had hoped. No agreement has been reached on issues relating to the 21-year-old mid-adult remuneration and commission payments.
Another potential issue that has blurred Barca is that in January 2019, when, according to the initial expectations, Arthur was about to play at Camp Nou, the los cules could have no room for another a player outside the European Union. Currently, the quota for players outside the EU is filled with the presence of the team of Philippe Coettinho, Paulinho and Jeri Mina. Although Koutinhoo is expected to get an EU player status at some point, there is no guarantee that there will be room for Arthur in the squad.
Problems in defense for Milan before the clash with Arsenal
Milan’s team has some staff problems before the clash with Arsenal in the Europa League. Team coach Gennaro Gattuso can not use three defenders in this match. These are Injaio Abte, Matteo Moussakio and Luca Antonelli. The three did not fall into the Rosoner group because of various injuries.
Moreover, the specialist still can not count on the permanently injured Andrea Conti, so the situation is not particularly pink.
AC Milan: A. Donaruma, J. Donaurra, Bonucci, Calabria, Rodriguez, Romanemielli, Zapata, Bilia, Bonaventura, Chalhagnoglu, Lokatili, Kesie, Montovilo, Borini, Kurtone, Kalinic, Silva, Suso.
Milan started talks with Reina
Also this week, Milan’s leadership will inform his colleagues from Napoli that he will start negotiations with goalkeeper Jose Reina. The Spaniard did not understand a new contract with the Neapolitan, and in the summer he would become a free agent and this allows him to negotiate with other clubs.
Milan is expected to propose a 2 + 1-year contract to Reina who can replace the San Siro Gianluigi Donaruma if the youngster leaves.
The Rosoneries are set to attract Sampdoria’s defender Ivan Strenich without a transfer fee. Croat, who is a former Napoli player, will also be a free agent after the season.
Clop: It was not a spectacle, but we kept things under control
Liverpool is among the top eight in the Champions League for the first time since 2009, although he did not win his home in Porto last night. The Reds, however, had defeated their opponent 5-0 as a guest and Juergen Klop had no reason to be dissatisfied with Anfield’s zero draw.
“It was not the most spectacular match, but we have completely controlled the events on the pitch. Besides, we had a few clean positions, and at the same time we did not get a goal. Today it was important to get serious and we did it. Of course, we wanted to win, but Porto also played hard, “said Clap.
“I am happy with the attitude of the players. It is also good that we could give a chance to players who take part in the matches less often. something like that is a big luxury in the Champions League eliminations, “the German added.
Kilmarnock – St. Johnstone
Kilmarnock hosts St. Johnstone in a postponed match from the 23th round of the Scottish Premiership. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for this game.
Kilmarnock are currently 6th in the Premiership standings with 37 points won from 27 games played. They have a record of 9 wins, 10 draws and 8 defeats and they are currently just two points ahead of the 7th Motherwell. For Kilmarnock it’s important to finish in the Top 6 of the regular season, because this would allow them to participate in the Championship Round of the league.
In their last five matches Kilmarnock are unbeaten and showing a pretty good form. They were in a run of three consecutive wins, before making two draws against Hibernian and Hearts. Right now Kilmarnock are the only team in the Scottish league which is unbeaten in its last five games. This is a true sign that they are in a good form at the moment.
Meanwhile St. Johnstone are 8th in the Premiership standings with 30 points won. So far they have a record of 8 wins, 6 draws and 13 defeats. In their last five games St. Johnstone won just once – against Ross County, made one draw and suffered three defeats. Including against Rangers in the previous round.
For St. Johnstone it’s clear that they would find it very difficult to reach the Top 6, so most surely they are going to participate in the Relegation Round of the league. Which is absolutely normal for their potential at the moment.
Based on league position, home ground advantage and current form, Kilmarnock are the heavy favourite here. It’d be surprising to see them losing points against St. Johnstone.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Scottish Premiership game between Kilmarnock and St. Johnstone. Good luck!
Fulham – Sheffield
Fulham hosts Sheffield United in a match from the 36th round of the English Championship. We are about to examine this clash and we will offer you our soccer betting tips for today for it.
Fulham are currently 4th in the Championship standings, continuing their fight for a promotion to the Premier League. The Cottagers have a record of 17 wins, 11 draws and 7 defeats since the beginning of the season. In their last five games Fulham are unbeaten – three wins and two draws. In their last game Fulham enjoyed a 2-1 win away from home against Derby County. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ryan Sessegnon scored the winning goals for the away team in this game.
Right now Fulham are 5 poinst behind the 2th Cardiff City, so for them it’s still not impossible to qualify directly for the Premier League. But in order to do this, the Cottagers must be as consistent as they can be until the end.
Sheffield United are also fightng for a Premier League promotion this season. So far they are 8th in the Championship standings with 55 points won. Right now Sheffield United are just 2 points behind the 6th Bristol City and the playoff zone, so nothing is over for them just yet.
In their last five games Sheffield United won three times and lost twice. In their last match they enjoyed a 3-1 win over Reading away from home. Billy Sharp scored twice for the winners, while Mark Duffy added one more goal for Sheffield United.
Sheffield United are really close to the playoff zone of the Championship, so everything they have to do is continue to push.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Championship game between Fulham and Sheffield United. We wish you a good luck with this one!
Lokomotiv Moscow – Spartak Moscow
Lokomotiv Moscow hosts Spartak Moscow in a derby match from the 21th round of the Russian Premier League. Let us give you our winning soccer predictions for this clash in the capital of Russia.
Lokomotiv Moscow are the current leader of the Premier League. They are having 45 points at the moment and they’re enjoying a healthy lead of 6 points in front of the 2nd Krasnodar. Plus, they have a game in hand.
Lokomotiv’s record so far looks like this: 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Right now they are in a great run of four consecutive wins in the Premier League. For the last time they lost points during the 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow. Since then, Lokomotiv enjoyed wins over Anzhi, SKA Khabarovsk, Rubin and Tosno.
In the last round of the league Lokomotiv won the visit to Tosno with 3-1. Jefferson Farfan scored two goals for the away team, while Eder added one more for Lokomotiv.
Spartak Moscow on the other hand are the current champion of Russia. Right now Spartak are 5th with 37 points, so they really need to win this game in order to keep their chances of defending the title.
Right now Spartak are in a great run of five consecutive wins, recorded against Ufa, Krasnodar, Zenit, Arsenal Tula and CSKA Moscow.
Based on current form, both teams are really impressive at the moment. Which promises a really great derby in the Russian capital. If Lokomotiv wins the derby, this could end Spartak’s hopes for the title. But if the champions win, things will get very interesting once again.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Russian Premier League game between Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow. This is a tough game to bet on, but we wish you a good luck!
Warszawa – Poznan
Legia Warszawa hosts Lech Poznan in a match from the 26th round of the Polish Ekstraklasa. Stay with us, because we are about to give you our winning soccer predictions for this game in the capital of Poland.
Legia continue the fight with Jagiellonia for the title in the Ekstraklasa. Right now Legia are three point behind Jagiellonia in the league standings, having 45 points won so far. They also have a record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 8 defeats since the beginning of the campaign.
In their last five games Legia won twice, made one draw and suffered two defeats. Including against Jagiellonia in the last round of the league. In a direct clash for the first place, Jagiellonia managed to win with 2-0 in Warszawa, thanks to the goals of Novikovas and Swiderski. For Jagiellonia this was a fourth consecutive win in the league, which allowed them to overtake Legia at the top of the league.
Lech Poznan on the other hand are 3rd in the Ekstraklasa with 43 points won so far. They have a record of 11 wins, 10 draws and 4 losses since the beginning of the campaign. If Lech win against Legia in the capital, they will overtake them at 2nd place in the league.
In their last five games in the Ekstraklasa, Lech Poznan won three times, made one draw and lost once. In the previous round Lech enjoyed a 2-1 win over Slask Wroclaw at home. Oleksiy Khoblenko and Christian Gytkjaer scored the winning goals for the home team.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Polish Ekstraklasa game between Legia Warszawa and Lech Poznan. These two teams are still fighting for the title, so they shall be one hundred percent motivated to win. Have a good luck with this one!
Troyes – PSG
Troyes hosts PSG in a game from the 28th round of the French Ligue 1. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this clash.
Troyes are still fighting for their survival in the Ligue 1. They are currently 18th in the league standings, which grants them the right to play in the relegation playoff. Right now they are on par with Toulouse and Angers SCO, so most surely they would want to move at least one position higher in the table. But their next test in the league is very, very difficult.
Right now Troyes have a record of 8 wins, 4 draws and 15 defeats in the league. In their last five games they won just once, suffered three defeats and also made one draw. In the previous round Troyes were beaten by Rennes with 0-2 away from home.
Now the leader and next champions PSG is coming to town.
Unai Emery’s team is unstoppable in the Ligue 1 this season. PSG are leaders with 11 points advantage in front of the 2nd Monaco. The team from the capital have won 23 of its 27 games played so far in the league, which proves how effective PSG are since the beginning of the season.
Right now PSG are in a run of five consecutive wins in the Ligue 1. In the previous round Emery’s team enjoyed a thrilling 3-0 win over Olympique Marseille in the big derby of French football. Although a derby, this game was not a problem at all of the current leader.
Maybe PSG are thinking more about their game against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but it doesn’t mean that they won’t want to win this one as well.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Ligue 1 game between Troyes and PSG.
Felaini ready to take over to Roma
Manchester United midfielder Marwan Fealini will almost certainly leave the club after the end of the season when his contract expires. The 30-year-old footballer will not sign a new contract with the Red Devils and is already looking for his next club.
Interest in it is not lacking. Two of the Turkish Grandes Besiktas and Galatasaray are ready to bid for the Belgian, but according to the latest news he prefers to take on Roma.
The “wolves” also closely follow the situation around Felaini and are willing to take it in their ranks, all the more so that he will get them out of money. The club’s director, Monchi, is very fond of the midfielder and wants to lead him to Olympiacos. The player himself is prone to such a step, because in Rome he will come together with compatriot Raja Ningolan.
Tottenham follows the situation around Marco Royce
Borussia striker Dortmund Marko Royce may become one of the names of the transfer market this summer. The player has a contract with Dortmund for just one year and Tottenham is already on track, Mirner reports today.
The 28-year-old player has proposed a new contract with his German club, but has decided to postpone negotiations until the summer when he first meets the club’s plans for new additions and complete development. Milan and Liverpool are also interested in a player, where Juergen Klop is a mentor, with whom he worked with Dartmunds for several years.
Royce had been treating the trauma for a long time, but returned three consecutive hits in three consecutive matches over the past weeks.
Las Palmas – Barcelona
Las Palmas hosts Barcelona in a match from the 26th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s have a look at this game and we will bring you our winning soccer predictions for it.
Times are tough for Las Palmas. The Canarians are currently 18th in La Liga, positioned in the relegation zone of the league. The team have won just 19 points in the league so far, having a record of 5 wins, 4 draws and 16 defeats. Last season Las Palmas did pretty well and they have made some impressive performances, but now their level have decreased.
In their last five games Las Palmas won once, lost twice and made two draws, including against Leganes (0-0) in the previous round. Right now Las Palmas are trailing on just one point behind the 17th Levante and the safe zone, so nothing is lost for them just yet. But they surely need more points until the end of the season in order to survive.
For Barcelona it’s a different deal. Ernesto Valverde’s team is leading the La Liga standings with 65 points. The Los Cules have 4 points advantage in front of the 2nd Atletico Madrid, but with a game in hand. Barca’s record so far in the season shows 20 wins, 5 draws and zero defeats.
In the last round Barcelona enjoyed a 6-1 win over Girona at the Camp Nou. Luis Suarez scored a hattrick for the winners, while Leo Messi added two goals. The new signing Phillippe Coutinho also scored a goal for the win.
It’s obvious that Barcelona are the #1 contender for the title this season. If they win against Las Palmas, they will once again have a healthy 7 points advantage in front of Atletico Madrid.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the La Liga game between Las Palmas and Barcelona.
Ryan Giggs: Bale is happy in Real
Wells breeder Ryan Giggs said Gareth Bale feels happy in Real Madrid. His statement is against the background of constant speculation that the player will leave Bernabeu in the summer. Bale is rarely a title after recovering from a calf injury in December and the club is willing to sell it.
“I’m not worried about his future, he’s in a fantastic club,” said Giggs, who traveled to Madrid to watch the fight with Paris Saint-Germain. – When you are at a leading club, you are constantly under pressure. I went to see him and he was happy. He was not happy that he was not the title, the next few games started from the first minute. Robust looks good. Everyone in Wales knows how important Gareth is. ”
The legend of Manchester United hopes to be able to count on Bale for his first game at Wales. Next month, the team will participate in a friendly tournament in China along with Uruguay and the Czech Republic. “This is a complicated period of the season – some players play in the Champions League, others fight for trophies and others for survival. I have information about the leading players and those with injuries. We will not risk anyone, but I hope everyone who I call will come. Bale is positive about this trip. All players like to play for their country. The mood in the team is great. Most are very good friends, “said Giggs.
Zidane: We did not deserve to lose that way
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was not pleased with the loss of his team during the visit of Espanyol from the 26th Circuit of the Primera Liga. According to Zizu, Real did not deserve to lose that way – with a goal in the added time.
“We started very well in the first half, we created a few positions, but we did not realize them. Sometimes you can not understand this sport. You have to accept the bad times when they come. It is a pity that after five successful games for us, today we have not been able to win again. In the second half we just could not find our game. We definitely did not deserve to lose, not in this way – with a goal in the added time, which makes the loss more painful. It is hard to reconcile with her after so much effort.
Espanyol – Real Madrid 1: 0 + 15
Real Espanyol did not have much chances to score, “Zidane said, in whose plans he did not seem to have such scenarios, leaving a lot of his team members out of the squad to keep them up for the Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain. It is the only trophy that Real can win during the season after dropping out of the King’s Cup in Spain, and the league is significantly lagging behind the leader of Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao – Valencia
Athletic Bilbao hosts Valencia in a match from the 26th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s see what’s happening with these two teams in our vip soccer bets for it.
Athletic are having a difficult transition season after Ernesto Valverde left the club for Barcelona. The Basques are clearly having a tough time to replace a capable manager like Valverde. Athletic are currently 12th in La Liga’s standings with 31 points and this is an underachievement for this great club.
Right now Athletic have 31 points won and a record of 7 wins, 10 draws and 8 defeats. In their last five games the Basques lost twice, made two draws and won just once – against the outsider Malaga in the previous round.
Most surely this will be a season to forget for Athletic Bilbao. But they do not have any other choice – they have to finish it, doing it as well as they possibly could.
Now Valencia are coming to the San Mames Barria.
For Valencia this season is a redemption after their last campaign, which was was one of the worst. Now Valencia are 4th in La Liga with 49 points and they are very close to returning to the Champions League. The Los Che have 8 points advantage in front of the 5th Villarreal in the fight for a CL qualification.
Right now Valencia have a record of 15 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats. They had a difficult period lately, but now they in a very good run of three consecutive wins in the league. In their last game Marcelino’s boys enjoyed a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad at home. Santi Mina was the big hero for Valencia, scoring both goals for the home team.
These are our vip soccer bets for the La Liga game between Athletic Bilbao and Valencia.
Swansea – Sheffield
Swansea City hosts Sheffield Wednesday in a replay match from the 5th round of the FA Cup. Let’s have a look at this game and the Liberty Stadium. We will give you our winning soccer predictions for it.
This clash came to replay after a 0-0 draw at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on February 17. Both teams had some chances to score a winning goal, but after all they left everything for a second game in Swansea. And this is giving the Swans a serious advantage in the fight for a 1/4-finals qualification.
Swansea are currently 18th in the Premier League standings with 27 points. Their situation looked desperate, but their Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal successfully inspired them to record some very important wins. And although the Welsh team is still positioned in the relegation zone of the Premier League, now Swansea have much bigger chances to survive. They are on par with the 17th Crystal Palace.
In terms of current form, we should note that the Swans won three of their last five matches in the Premier League – against Liverpool, Arsenal and Burnley. In their last game they suffered 1-4 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion, but it doesn’t mean that their performance lately is not good.
Sheffield Wednesday on the other hand are currently 17th in the Championship standings. As it seems now, they will wait for another year before once again trying to win a promotion to the Prem. At this moment Wednesday have 37 points won and a record of 8 wins, 13 draws and 13 losses.
It’s clear that the Premier League team is a strong favourite here, especially on home ground. Wednesday had their chance, but they blew it. Can they perform strong now away from home?
These are our winning soccer predictions for the FA Cup game between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday.
Salernitana – Parma
Salernitana hosts Parma in a match from the 28th round of the Italian Serie B. Let us have a look at this game and will offer you our soccer betting tips for today for it.
Salernitana are not having the best possible season in the Serie B so far. They are 17th in the league standings with 31 points won so far. They have a record of 6 wins, 13 draws and 8 losses since the beginning of the season. Right now Salernitana are just two points above the 18th Virtus Entella and the relegation playoff zone of the Serie B. They must be careful until the end of the campaign.
In their last five games Salernitana didn’t record a win. They lost three times and made two draws. In their last game Salernitana suffered a rough 0-3 loss during the visit to Spezia.
Now Parma are coming to town.
Parma are currently 8th in the Serie A, continuing their fight for a Serie A return. They have 38 points won so far and a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 9 defeats. If they manage to get all of the three points against Salernitana, Parma will move up to 6th place, overtaking Venezia and Spezia. Their main goal is to finish in the Top 8 and qualify for promotional playoffs in the end of the season.
In their last five games Parma won just once – against Novara. They also made two draws and lost twice. In their last game Parma made a 1-1 draw against Fillippo Inzaghi’s Venezia. Marco Firenze opened the score for Venezia, but Emanuele Calaio from a penalty kick won Parma a point.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Serie B match between Salernitana and Parma. We wish you a good luck!
Torres remains, but another leaves Atletico
Atlético Madrid’s live legend Fernando Torres will remain in the team. He has already announced his decision to his teammates and senior coach Diego Simeone, informs Marca. 33-year-old Torres had an enticing offer from Chinese Dalian Hean, who offered him 15m euros per season. The kid, however, preferred to stay on “Wanda Metropolitano”.
Torres has 16 matches and 2 goals in La Liga since the start of the campaign. In the summer he could continue his career in Mexico, but then rejected the offer.
This is not the case with Nicholas Gaitan. The Argentine national does not fall into Simeone’s plans and will reinforce Dalian Afan. Atletico will receive EUR 18 million and the midfielder will sign a 3-year contract.
The owner of Dalian Afan owns 15% of Atletico’s shares and sponsors the new stadium of the “matuskichite”.
Di Biagio will try to return Buffon to the national team
Italy’s temporary coach Luigi Di Biagio set himself to persuade Gianluigi Buffon to play for his home country in friendly matches in March. Juventus’s 40-year-old goalkeeper has withdrawn from the national team after dropping out of the World Cup in Russia this year. Italy did not qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 50 years.
“I talked to Buffon and offered him two or three more matches because such a player should not end a match like Sweden,” said Di Biagio at a press conference. The four-time world champions have already planned friendly matches with Argentina, March 23 in Manchester, and four days later with England in London. Two more controls are scheduled for June 1 and 4 against France and the Netherlands.
Brighton convinced Swansea
Brighton made a convincing 4: 1 victory in Swansea’s home away from the relegation zone. Glen Murray scored two goals. He opened the penalty score in the 18th minute and in the 69th calmed his teammates with the second goal in the match. Noker ended the intrigue after double with Pascal Gross.
Swansea returned a shot after Tammy Abraham’s defeat was defeated by Dunk and the ball was on the net. However, Lokadia made a 4: 1 lead in his Premier League debut.
After this success Brighton 11th with an asset of 31 points and the team from Wales is 18th with 27 points.
Monaco missed an advance in two goals and the title is now a mirage
Toulouse and Monaco made a spectacular 3: 3 draw in a match from the 27th round in the French Championship. Ronnie Lopez opened the score in the 8th minute after handing Balde Keita, who led the attack of Monaco in the absence of Radamel Falcoo. Toulouse, however, equalized the score in the 24th minute via Sandare. He detected a centering on the left of Silas.
As soon as the game resumed, the guests came to a new goal of Roni Lopez. The Portuguese finished with a fierce blow multiple attack. In the 72nd minute, Stevan Jovatić’s technical reserve saved a new goal for Monaco. Toulouse, however, did not surrender and in the 78th minute reduced the score after Andy Delor scored from penalty. The dramatic outcome came three minutes before the end, when Delor centered on the right and Yaya Sano skillfully sent the ball into Subasic’s net for the final 3: 3.
Monaco takes second place in the standings with a 57-point asset, which is 11 and more than the leader Pari Saint-Germain. Toulouse is 16th in League 1 with 28 points.
Real Madrid looks at Lazio’s midfielder
Real Madrid’s leadership is preparing a serious offer for the Italian Lazio star Segheli Milinkovic-Savic, Marca says.
The Serbian, who will be 23 years old in the next few days, has become one of the best midfielder in Series A over the past few seasons.
The midfielder’s appearances have been attributed to the senior white coach Zinedine Zidane, who is looking for a footballer with features like Milinkovic-Savic.
In the past, Lazio’s president, Claudio Lottotto, has announced he has already rejected 100m euros for his football player. The Serbian national was transferred to the Eagles by Genk in 2015 for the sum of 18m euros.
Napoli sits to talk with Sari
Napoli’s leadership will start talks with senior coach Maurizio Sari at the end of March, says Radio Marte.
Partenopes are currently Serie A leaders and are fighting a champion Juventus for the Calcio title.
Sari’s name has been linked to a number of European teams, as well as the coach of Skuadra Azzura.
Neapolitan President Aurelio de Laurentiés has scheduled a meeting with the specialist, to be held from March 18th to March 31st. At that time there will be a pause in all the football championships due to national team meetings.
The games in Spain this weekend will start with a minute of silence
Spanish Championship matches this weekend will begin with a minute’s silence in memory of Bilbao’s policeman who died last night during the riots between the match between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak (Moscow) from the Europa League tournament.
A local police officer died of a heart attack as he tried to turn the line in a fight between warring guitars. A total of five were injured in Basurto hospital injuries in the clash before the match.
Spartak won the 2-1 victory in Bilbao, but Athletic continued in the tournament with a total result of both matches 4: 3.
Wenger: We were too self-confident
Arsene Wenger showed calm after the loss of Arsenal from Oosterzund with 1: 2. The defeat was not fatal and the “balls” ranked for the Europa League semi-finals, and Wenger admitted that his players had somewhat underestimated the match.
“In the first half we had problems with the speed and the creation of goals, we were too confident and we were playing with low concentration, the second half was much better and we had to score more goals, and we generally controlled the situation,” Wenger said.
“In the beginning we had no ideas, so the problems came, and when we lost the ball, there were lots of free zones, but I’m happy with the way we responded to 0: 2.” We did a good job and deservedly go ahead, “added the Frenchman.
Rodriguez: We need to concentrate in all 95 minutes against Ludogorets
Milan’s left-wing defender Ricardo Rodriguez said his team should be concentrated in all 95 minutes against Ludogorets if the Rosoners want to have no problems against the Bulgarian champion. The Swiss national scored the second goal in a 3-0 win at the Ludogorets Arena a week ago.
“They are very fast and we know it, their wings are very technical, we have to overtake them for the first ball, as they can cause us many problems, but we have to make them as difficult as we can play as we can be concentrated we want to win at San Siro The team is performing well lately I personally want to always play but the coach decides My wish is always to give the best on the pitch We have to give up as much as possible and work daily, then we’ll see where we can go When the missed penalty against Sampdoria, Gattuso immediately encouraged me and that was very nice I do not mind that I was wrong, even the next penalty I will fight again I am He is right that I can give even more to That’s what I’m trying to do, which he tells me, “Rodriguez told the press conference before the match.
Chiellini missed a punch after Belloti’s face
Italian defender Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini, has missed a potential punishment on record. The experienced central defender of “The old lady” hit the face of Torino Andrea Belotti with the fist in the city derby between “bianconers” and “bulls”. The actions of a veteran who were left unnoticed by the judging brigade during the match were determined to be “involuntary,” and Chiellini would not be penalized.
Juventus won a 1-0 goal derby with Alex Sandro in the first half and Atalanta in the next round of the A series.
Vitolo: I want to show that I can be a champion
Atletico’s winger Madrid Vitolo escorted coach Diego Simeone at a press conference before the Europa League match against Copenhagen. She shared her impressions of her new team, which she joined after New Year’s Eve.
For the first months in the team
I like it very much, the teammates have welcomed me very well. I am pleased with how they accepted me and expect to make a strong end to the campaign.
About the role in the team
Everyone wants to play. Whenever the coach gives me a chance to play, I will take advantage of the minutes to convince him that I can be among the 11 champions. I have the desire to always improve and grow as a footballer.
About the adaptation
I came to be an important part of the team and play. It is good that we all have the ambition to want more. What am I missing? Ask the coach. I try to learn from him and do the job well.
For the World Cup
It is clear that everyone wants to play well in his team and play a lot of minutes in the coming world, because it is something very big, which you dream of since a small one. I hope to take part in this World Cup because it will be spectacular.
The hard way
The lead is that Diego Kosta was already at Atletico and knew what the coach expected him to do. I am new and do not know how the mentor works tactically. I’m well trained and learning from his requirements. There are still many games left so I want to win a place in the team and be an important player.
About expectations in training
At first, the intensity is very high. Every player quickly and easily deals with this when they are with the group. Expectations at Atletico are very high. We, the footballers, are ready and the training is getting used to. I’m 100% ready.
Bristol City – Fulham
Bristol City welcomes Fulham in a game from the 33th round of the English Championship. We are about to offer you our soccer betting tips for today for this clash.
Bristol City are currently 6th in the Championship standings with 53 points won and a record of 14 wins, 11 draws and 7 losses. They are one of the teams who continue to fight for a promotion in the Premier League, currently positioned in the playoff zone of the Championship.
In their last five matches Bristol City won just once – against Queens Park Rangers, doing three draws and losing once. This shows us that right now they are not in their best form. If Bristol City win against Fulham, they will overtake their next opponent at the 5th place.
Fulham are also in the fight for promotion. They are currently 5th in the Championship with 55 points and a record of 15 wins, 10 draws and 7 losses. If Cottagers win at Bristol, they will level up with the 4th Derby County with the same amount of points – 58.
In their last five matches Fulham are showing a much better form than Bristol City. Slavisa Jokanovic’s team won four of its five last games, losing points only during the 1-1 draw with Bolton. In their last game Fulham enjoyed a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at the Craven Cottage in London.
This is a game between two very even teams, who are separated by just two points in the standings. Like we pointed out, Fulham are in a much better form at the moment, so maybe they are a slight favourite in this match. Bristol City’s advantage here is the fact that they are playing at home
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Championship match between Bristol City and Fulham.
Bayern Munich – Besiktas
Bayern Munich hosts Besiktas in a 1/8-final clash from the Champions League at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Let us examine this clash and we are going to offer you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Bayern Munich lost the battle with PSG for winning Group B, finishing second. But now it doesn’t matter, because the Bavarians can be really happy with their draw for the 1/8-finals. In Group B of the competition Bayern won 15 points – as much as PSG, but the French team won the group with better stats.
You won’t be surprised to hear that Bayern are dominating the German Bundesliga with an ease. Jupp Heynckes’ team is currently leading the standings with 19 points advantage in front of the 2nd Borussia Dortmund. It’s clear that Bayern are going to win the league once again. The big question is – are they good enough to reach the Champions League final as well?
They are certainly huge favourites against Besiktas. The Turkish club performed very well in the group stage, winning Group G with 14 points. They finished the group stage unbeaten with a record of 4 wins and 2 draws. But now they will have a much bigger test than anything they have faced so far in the competition.
In the Turkish Super Lig Besiktas are having some problems since the start of the new season. The champions are trailing on 5 points behind the leader Istanbul Basaksehir, so they really need to step up their game if they want to defend the title. In the last round of the league the Black Eagles lost two points in the 1-1 draw against Konyaspor.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Champions League game between Bayern Munich and Besiktas. Good luck!
Pep: Congratulations to Wigan, they had one shot at the door
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola was extremely angry during and after yesterday’s match against his team against Wigan. The third-division team kicked out the Premier League leader from the England Cup after Will Grig scored the winning goal 11 minutes before the end. At the end of the first half, the “skyscrapers” stayed with a person less after a direct red card discussion board by Fabian Delf. This decision infuriated Guardiola, who was on a break with colleague Paul Kuwek on the break, as they both came close to physical assault in the tunnel.
There were also riots on the pitch since the last Judgment signal. Sergio Aguero hit a fan who had invaded, and the “citizens” supporters were throwing policemen and stewards with billboards and seats.
The Football Association will certainly look at this series of incidents, with penalties likely to be imposed.
“Congratulations to Wigan for their rankings, they had one shot at the door, and we created many opportunities, even when we were ten, we made a mistake, these matches are like the finals, OK, we take the loss, I do not regret the way we played , Wigan won, congratulations for them, and now we have to rest and prepare for the final against Arsenal, “Guardiola said.
Ancelotti: Gatuzo is the soul of Milan
Carlo Ancelotti, one of the best Italian coaches in recent years, commented on the situation in Milan after the arrival of Gennaro Gatuzo. The former coach of the Rosoner boasted Gatuzo for his good work at the club and even included the team in the Champions League accounts.
“Reno is a real guide. He keeps all the players in his fist, and they will enter the fire for him. This is extremely important. Gatuso is the soul of Milan. I watch the team presentation and I am glad when we win. Now Reno has its own style that is quite balanced. Its purpose is to prove to the people. If he continues this way, he can qualify for the Champions League. Roma and Lazio will argue with each other for the fourth place. Inter has a lot of difficulties and will not be able to qualify, “Ancelotti told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Spain’s police revealed a scheme for settled matches in the third and fourth divisions
Spanish police revealed a match-fixing scheme in the lower football divisions in Spain. Authorities arrested more than 20 people in a police operation Monday. Among the detainees there are also footballers.
The names of the arrested were not reported. Suspicious fights are from third and fourth divisions in Spain and played in the past and current season. Chinese betting sites are involved in match-fixing schemes. The Spanish League confirmed that the operation is based on information gathered by analysts of suspicious activities.
They apologized for the curved lines in Mata’s canceled goal
Hawk eye support, which was used in the UK in the VAR technology tests, gave its excuses for the ridiculous graphics shown during the Huddersfield and Manchester United match of the England Cup tournament. At the very end of the first half, Juan Matta was eliminated for ambush after Chief Referee Kevin Friend sought the help of the video assistant. The situation was very thin, and the TV coverage was using a repeat and a flicker of curvy lines that caused a lot of jokes and criticism of the way the technology works.
The Hawk-Eye came out with a special statement, acclaiming their apologies for the distorted graphics, but said they had been mistakenly handed over to the television responsible for broadcasting the game. The video assistant himself has used a true straight line graph on the basis of which he has made his decision.
Ultimately, this episode did not affect the final outcome of the game, but Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called for system upgrades to be introduced only after being brought to perfection.
The technology is still used in England only in some of the buyout games.
The boss of Milan goes bankrupt?
A serious problem for AC Milan owner Li Jonhon has reported Corriere della Sera in his current issue. According to the information, the businessman is on the verge of bankruptcy, and in his home country, China is already running a sale procedure for his assets. They will be auctioned at Taobao – the Chinese version of eBay.
I owe money to two banks and, in this regard, the valued at 60 million euro packing company Zhuhai Zhongfu, of which the Chinese company owns 11.39%, has already been put up for sale.
In addition, a few days ago, Chinese authorities announced an investigation into Shenzhen Jie Ande, owned by Li Jonhon, for months now hiding it bankrupt.
The Asian bought Milan from Silvio Berlusconi a year ago for 740m euros. For the deal, he uses a credit from the American hedge fund Elliott Management, which must be cleared this spring. In recent months, there have been reports that the debt has been refinanced, but this has never been confirmed. If Li fails to settle with Elliott Management, Milan will have a new owner in the face of the investment fund in question.
Getafe – Celta Vigo
Getafe hosts Celta Vigo in a match from the 24th round of the Spanish La Liga. We are about to have a look at this game and give you our winning soccer predictions for it.
Getafe are currently 11th in La Liga. They have 30 points and a record of 7 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses. In their last five games Getafe won once and made four consecutive draws – against Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla, Leganes and Barcelona. In other words, right now they are in a run of five consecutive matches being unbeaten, which is impressive. Especially avoiding the loss against Barca at the Camp Nou.
Right now Getafe are 2 points behind Celta in the La Liga standings, which means that a win over them would move them to 10th place in the standings.
Celta are currently 10th with 32 points, won from 9 wins, 5 draws and 9 defeats. In their last five matches Celta won three times, made one draw and lost only once against Deportivo Alaves.
In their last game Celta made a 2-2 draw against Espanyol at home. Maxi Gomez scored two goals for the home team, but goals by Leo Baptistao and Gerard Moreno won a point for Espanyol.
For this game Getafe can’t rely on the suspended Vitorino Antunes, while Markel Bergara is injured and missing this clash.
Celta Vigo will be without Kevin Vasquez, who is still recovering from the injury he recieved in November.
This game is difficult to predict. Both teams have a very similar quality, which could be proven by their positions in the table. The draw looks like a logical result here.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the La Liga game between Getafe and Celta Vigo. Whatever you have decided about this match, we wish you a good luck!
Worldwide waiting for this match!
Even when the draw for the Champions League semi-finals was withdrawn, fans and specialists agreed that the icing on the cake at this stage of the tournament would be the clash between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The Royal Club is ambitious to win the trophy for the third time in a row, and Parisians will do their utmost to erase the memory of last year’s nightmare against Barcelona and prove they are among the best on the old continent not only in words.
Real has long been releasing the title in Spain, and has also dropped out of the King’s Cup, so it is more than clear that the “white” will direct all his efforts to the Champions League. Zinedine Zidane is aware that a failure against PSG will mean an end to his coaching career at Santiago Bernabeu. The legendary Frenchman has already proven he can work under pressure, but the momentary form has led many to favor PSG.
After several weak games that dramatically increased the lag behind Barcelona, Real defeated Real Sociedad over the weekend and scored 5 goals in the Real Sociedad’s goal. Cristiano Ronaldo puts on a hat-trick and will be the biggest threat to the guests door this evening. Gareth Bale and Madrid-winning player Karim Benzema will complement the offensive trio of the European club champion. Right-back Daniel Carvahal is punished and will be replaced by Nacho Fernandez. Casemiro missed the match with Real Sociedad, but will return to the title and will partner with Tony Kroos and Luka Modrich in the middle of the field.
PSG has fun in League One and has gained a strong lead over its pursuers, but the huge sums thrown to attract Neimar and Mabé can only be justified with success in Europe. The only problem facing Unani Emery is the injury of Tiago Mota, but this season the former Sevilla mentor relies more and more on Giovanni Lo Selso and the Argentine does not disappoint him. He will work in the midfield, along with Marco Verratti and Adrienne Rabio. The attack will be the stars Neimar, Babe and Cavani. The Uruguayan did not play against Toulouse a few days ago but will be in line tonight. Despite his brilliant form from the beginning of the year, Angel di Maria will sit on the bench against his former team.
Parisians are confident of their strength and will try to end the series of 17 consecutive games without losing Real’s in the Champions League. Whether they will succeed, or the “white ballet” will again show why this is his tournament, we will find out tonight.
REAL M (4-3-3): K. Navas; N. Fernandes, R. Varan, S. Ramos, Marcello; L. Modrich, Kazemiro, T. Kroos; G. Bale, K. Benzema, K. Ronaldo
Senior coach: Z. Zidan
PSG (4-3-3): A. Areola; D. Alves, Markinyos, T. Silva, L. Kurzava; M. Verati, J. Lo Selso; A. Rabio; K. Babe, E. Cavani, Neimar
Senior Coach: Y. Emery
Cristiano asked fans for unconditional support
Real Madrid’s great star Cristiano Ronaldo made a special video address addressed to the white fans, calling on supporters to “give unconditional support” to him and his teammates during the important clash with Paris Saint-Germain. The Champions League 1/8-finals are one of the most important for the season, after Real has long lost his chances of winning the title and dropped out of the King’s Cup tournament.
“On Wednesday, we have a very important match against a great team, what I and my teammates ask you to give us your unconditional support, as always, we will be much stronger, Hala Madrid!” CR7 called.
Gareth Bale joined the following: “I expect you on Wednesday and hope to write history together again.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s address comes just a few days after he expressed disappointment with the fans because some of them booed Karim Benzema during a 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad.
Juve broke out early, but Tottenham enjoyed a spectacle in Torino
The Juventus and Tottenham teams did not win the first 1/8-final clash with each other in the Champions League. The Allianz Stadio meeting in Turin finished 2-2. The two teams created a spectacular collision, with the hosts taking an early lead after Gonzalo Iguain’s two goals in the 2nd and 9th minute of the penalty shootout. The Spurs, however, returned one shot through Harry Kain in the 35th minute, and Christian Eriken equalized in the 71st minute. The hosts may regret that they did not score a third goal at the end of the first half when they received a second penalty, but the Iguayin crossed the crossbar. So the English have gone more than satisfied with this goal draw, which is a wonderful tournament result and gives them excellent chances before the Wembley rematch.
Massimiliano Allegri had chosen the 4-3-3 chip lead with Gianluigi Buffon at the door and Matia De Shilio, Medi Benati, Giorgio Cielini and Alex Sandro in the defense. Sami Kedera, Federico Bernardeski and Miralem Pianic were at the center of the pitch. The trio in attack was composed by Mario Manjukic, Douglas Kosta and Gonzalo Igguin.
For the guests Mauricio Pocetino had a 4-2-3-1 draw with Hugo Loris under the frame and Serge Orie, Jan Vertongen, Davinson Sanchez Mina and Ben Davis in the defense. Musa Dembele and Eric Dyer had the role of defensive midfielders, while Eric Lamela and Christian Eriksen were on the wings. Dele Ali was behind the striker Harry Kane.
The game started great for the hosts. In the 2nd minute they received a foul in the middle of the field, which was filled with a learned position by Miralem Pianic. The Bosnian team found Gonzalo Iguaine unbeaten in the penalty area and the volleyball Argentine sent the ball into the net for 1: 0.
Tottenham attempted to return quickly to the match and a minute later Cristian Eriksen made a blow that was inaccurate.
In the 9th minute, Ben Davis committed an offense against Federico Bernardeski in the penalty area and Judge Felix Brich pointed to the white point. Behind the ball again came Iguaine and did not make a mistake for 2: 0.
In the 17th minute, Harry Kane attempted to challenge a penalty kick in the penalty area after being pushed by Medi Benatija, but Felix Brich was determined he would not give a penalty for such a thing.
In the 26th minute Tottenham came to his first big chance in the match. Harry Kane was found centered in the pennant and shot at his head, but Buffon with a brilliant reflex managed to keep his door.
Three minutes later, Christian Eriksen made a rather dangerous shot and crossed the beam.
Juve played more with the idea of acting on the counterattack. That is how the hosts have reached their next chance in the game. The ball was taken from the penalty area of the “bianconers”, which quickly pushed it forward. Iguaine and Pianic combined greatly, the Argentine was drawn into the pennant, flipped a defender, and fired hard, but inches to the beam.
Tottenham’s attacks, however, have become increasingly dangerous. In the 32nd minute, Cain received a nice pass in the penalty area and instantly shot a blow that was again beaten by Buffon.
In the 35th minute the guests returned one shot. They took the ball in the middle of the pitch, Dele Ali dropped a pass for Caine, who flipped Buffon and scored in the empty door.
In the 40th minute, Eriksen made a real shot at Buffon’s door, but he showed the class again and managed to hit the blow.
In the last minute of the first half, Douglas Kosta made a great break to the left and was stumped in the lead by Serge Orie and the judge did not hesitate to take a second penalty for Juve. Again, Iguaine struck the 11-meter stroke, but this time he staked the power and fired at the crossbar.
The second part started a little more relaxed. Juventus first came to a goal in the 57th minute when Bernardesky made a strong diagonal shot, saved by Loris. In the subsequent corner, Mario Manjukic closely shot his head, but right in the goalkeeper’s body.
In the 70th minute Cain attempted a surprise blow of about 25 meters, for the first time Buffon showed hesitation and failed to catch the ball.
In the 71st minute the “Spores” received a foul in front of the penalty area. Behind the ball came Cristiano Eriksen, who, with a strong hit on the ground, surprised Buffon and equalized for 2: 2.
Juventus – Tottenham + 35
Juve attacked and in the 77th minute Bernardesky tried a distant strike, which after a ricochet made Loris difficult, but the Frenchman managed to deal with the situation. The hosts, however, failed to organize enough powerful pressure to bother the opponent and the game ended without more goals.
So Tottenham got a valuable tournament result that gives priority before the rematch. Juve will almost certainly have to look for Wembley, which will not be an easy task.
Coutinho: I want to write my own story with Barca’s shirt
Barcelona’s starfighter Philippe Coutinho is motivated to prove Camp Camp. “I want to write my own story with Barca’s shirt,” the Brazilian said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo. “It’s unbelievable what class Barcelona players have and how they train. But the team was the most surprised. (…) Suarez and Messi are great idols for me. Playing with them is really wonderful, “he said in the same interview.
An interview with Cow and the other big Catalan newspaper, Sport, is now under way. “When I heard about Barca’s interest, I immediately told them I wanted to come. I knew it from the first moment. (…) Neimar took his decision and I got the chance to go to Barca. I did not think, I always knew I wanted to play in this club. I want to win, to win trophies and to be happy in Barcelona, ”Philippe told Sport. The Brazilian admitted that the real interest in Camp Nou has emerged last summer, not before.
Manchester City looks at the Champions League trophy
Premier League leader Manchester City is visiting Basel in the first 1/8-final of the Champions League tonight at 21.45 at the St Jacob Park stadium. The “Citizens” Manager, Josép Guardiola, keeps good memories of his visits to Basel, with his career winning 5-0 with Barcelona in 2008.
Having virtually secured his title in England, now City can sink all in pursuit of the coveted goal of winning the Champions League trophy. Guardiola’s team led to eliminations with a convincing game in the group, winning 15 out of 18 possible points and his only loss came in a match no matter against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Guardiola was delighted with some good news before the game. Three of the players who missed the last matches due to injuries renewed training. These are Leroy Sane, David Silva and Fabian Delph. Silva doppy is a vowel for the titleholder tonight. The new addition, Eimerik Laporte, remains a question.
At first glance, the task facing Basel seems to be impossible, but coaches Raphael Vicki’s boys have already hurt the other Manchester team at home. The history of the Champions League, however, is not on the side of the Swiss. Not once a team from the Alpine country has jumped over the 1/8-finals. Given the difference in the Manchester City class, tradition does not seem to be disturbed this season as well.
Juventus will continue its series without losing Tottenham
Italian hegemony Juventus is taking Tottenham in the first match of the Champions League 1/8 final tonight in Turin. The duo is the first between the two clubs in the European Tournaments, and before the season they played the Wembley control, won by the English with 2: 0.
The collision between the two teams this evening is very interesting. Juventus is in a series of 16 games without defeat in all tournaments, having only scored one goal since December 30. The Spurs with Tottenham will miss one of the champions in the defense – Andrea Bardzali, but the rest of the defense shaft headed by Giorgio Cielini are in line.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri has experimented with the defense during the season and has a wealth of options ahead of him. Against the spurs, Juventus will be without Bless Matthew, for whom Stefano Sturopo and Claudio Marquisio will argue. At the top of the attack, a well-known performer like Gonzalo Iguain will act, and support will be provided by Mario Manjukic and Douglas Kosta. The big break away from the bikonkers is Paulo Diballa, who is permanently injured.
Against the powerful defense of “Old Lady”, one of the most recent strikers at the moment – Harry Kane, who is in terrible form, has scored 36 goals in 37 games in all tournaments. Tottenham fights for the top 4 in England, which will provide him with a place in the Champions League and in the new season. “Spurs” have shown their place in the tournament, winning six of their last seven matches in the tournament.
The problems facing manager Mauriceio Pocetino are defense-related after it became clear that defender Toby Alderweired will not recover for the match and stayed in London.
The story is not on the side of Tottenham at the footsteps of Botisha. Londoners have won only once in eight tours – 1: 0 against AC Milan in the 1/8-final of the 2011 Champions League. In the other matches they have three draws and four losses.
Whether this bad series will continue is yet to be learned tonight.
Juventus hosts Tottenham
Juventus hosts Tottenham Hotspur in a match from the 1/8-finals of the UEFA Champions League. We wil examine this game and we are about to offer you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Last season Juventus reached the final of the Champions League for a second time in three years. But sadly for them, they once again suffered a defeat – this time by Real Madrid. The last time Juventus won the Champions League was in 1996 and you can be sure that the Old Lady won’t stop chasing another triumph in the competition. Their goal this season is nothing less than reaching the final once again and winning it.
Now Juve will have a difficult task against Tottenham Hotspur – one of the best teams in the English Premier League.
Tottenham have young and talented squad, led by a very capable manager like Mauricio Pochettino. Last season Tottenham surprisingly didn’t qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament, but now they were flawless. Tottenham won a group with Real Madrid in it, proving that they can compete against the best.
Harry Kane is one of the most in-form strikers in Europe right now, so Juventus have to be very careful against the England international. Players like Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are also contributing to Tottenham’s huge quality as a team.
Against them Tottenham will have players like Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain. It’s clear that both teams have a lot of offensive talent in their squads, so it’s going to be interesting to see how Juve and Tottenham’s defenses will deal with the danger.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Champions League game between Juventus and Tottenham. We shall expect a great game between two very good sides. We wish you good luck with this one.
Galatasaray – Antalyaspor
Galatasaray hosts Antalyaspor in a game from the 21th round of the Turkish Super Lig. Here are our predictions football 1×2 for this clash in the city of Istanbul.
Galatasaray are currently 2nd in the Super Lig standings, trailing on two points behind the leader Istanbul Basaksehir. This means that a win over Antalyaspor at home will get them back on the top of the table.
Right now Galatasaray have 41 points won and a record of 13 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In their last five games in the league they have won three times, but also suffered two defeats – including against Sivasspor in the last round. Now Fatih Terim and his players would like to redeem themselves in front of their fans for the surprising loss last week.
Antalyaspor on the other hand are a team with serious troubles this season. They are currently 15th in the league with 21 points, being just one point above the 16th Konyaspor and the relegation zone. Antalyaspor started the season with huge ambitions, having players like Samuel Eto’o and Samir Nasri, but now both of them are gone. And Antalyaspor have to work very hard to avoid relegation.
The team’s record in the league so far is not very good – 5 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. The presence of players like Eto’o and Nasri didn’t inspire the team in the way everyone expected. Can they do better without them? We shall see.
Galatasaray are the favourite here, of course. They would like to top the table and overtake Istanbul Basaksehir, so you can be sure that the home team will be very motivated here. Can Antalyaspor do enough to avoid losing? This is the question.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Turkish Super Lig game between Galatasaray and Antalyaspor.
Barcelona – Getafe
Barcelona welcomes Getafe in a match from the 23th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let us examine this game and offer you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Barcelona are the convincing leader in La Liga since the start of the season. The Catalans are marching on towards the title and it would be a huge shock if they don’t win the gold medals. Ernesto Valverde’s team will have once again 9 points advantage in front of the 2nd Atletico Madrid, if they win against Getafe.
Right now Barca have a near perfect record of 18 wins and 4 draws. They are the only unbeaten team in the league so far and it would be really impressive if they finish the season without a loss. In the last round of the league they lost two points during the 1-1 draw against Espanyol, but now Barcelona are huge favourites to get all of the points against Getafe.
Getafe returned to La Liga after a spell in Segunda Division. They are doing well so far, being 11th in the standings at the moment. Getafe have 29 points and a record of 7 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses. In their last five games Getafe lost just once, but also won only once – against Malaga. Right now they are in a run of three consecutive draws in the league.
Getafe are huge underdogs at the Camp Nou and it’s obvious for everyone. Barcelona are almost flawless this season and nobody expects to see Getafe troubling the leader in any way.
During the week Barcelona qualified for the Copa del Rey final, eliminating Valencia. The new signing Coutinho scored his first goal for the club at the Mestalla. Let’s see if he’s going to start against Getafe.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Getafe.
Eintracht – Koln
Eintracht Frankfurt hosts Koln in a match from the 22th round of the German Bundesliga. Here are our predictions football 1×2 for this game.
Despite losing in the last round against Augsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt are having a very good season so far. They are currently 6th in the Bundesliga standings, but they have a realistic chance of a qualification for the Champions League. Eintracht are just a point behind the 4th Borussia Dortmund and the CL zone, so everything is possible for them.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s record since the start of the season is 9 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. Before losing to Augsburt, Eintract was in a run of four consecutive games without a loss in the league. Many people expected to see them winning in Augsburg as well, but things got wrong for them a week ago.
Now Eintracht hosts Koln – the team who is currently on the bottom of the table.
That’s right – Koln are 18th in the Bundesliga with just 13 points won so far. Their situation was even worse, but three consecutive wins allowed them to keep their hopes alive. In their last match Koln lost again, suffering a 2-3 defeat at home against Borussia Dortmund.
Koln still have hopes that they can survive, but this could happen only if they make a really good run until the end of the season. They are currently on 7 points behind the 16th Mainz 05, so this is a lot of catching up to do. But who knows? Football is an unpredictable sport and it offers a lot of surprises.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Bundesliga game between Eintracht Frankfurt and Koln. Eintracht are the clear favourite here, but never underrestimate a team which fights for its survival. Koln can be dangerous in this match.
Leipzig’s debts have jumped by 30 million
The debts of the Leipzig rose to 83.25 million euros at the end of the calendar year 2016, reports Die Welt. Compared to 12 months earlier, the German club owed EUR 52.38 million. Leipzig’s management has not violated the rules of financial fair play, as it has announced revenues of over 120 million euros.
A spokesman for the club said the board did not worry about the club’s financial position. In the last campaign, Leipzig finished second in the First Bundesliga and qualified for the Champions League.
Borussia (E) expects at least 100 million euros for the next one on the list of grand prizes
Borussia (Dortmund) will only look for offers for its new top-selling player, Christian Pulisic, if it’s over 100 million euros, the German site Sport1.de reports.
For the moment, the “black and white” do not intend to separate with the American wing, who is only 19 years old. Apart from Dortmund, they are pleased that Putisic is ready to continue his current contract, which expires in June 2020. But in any case, they disclosed a price that candidates can try.
Previously, Bayern (Munich), Manchester United and Liverpool were interested in it but this was not officially confirmed.
This season, Pulishic has 26 matches for which he scored 4 goals and made two assists.
Juventus returned to top in Buffon’s 500
Champion Juventus defeated Fiorentina 2-0 in the Artemio Franky’s first round of the 24th Series and returned to the top, albeit temporarily. Juventus goals scored Federico Bernadeschi with an excellent free kick in the 55th minute and Gorman Gonzalo Iguain on duty five minutes before the end.
With the victory, Juventus gathered 62 points and outpaced 2 Napoli, who on Saturday night accepts Lazio and, in the wrong step, can give up and permanently the leadership position of “The old lady”.
Logically, the game started with pressure from the hosts who were trying to bother Juventus’ defense but did not get into dangerous situations. In the 18th minute, a Fiorentina penalty kick was made for playing Giorgio Cielini’s hand in the penalty area.
The situation was quite controversial and the referee Marko Guidah consulted the VAR system. He initially confirmed his decision, but subsequently canceled it and did not need the legendary goalkeeper of the Torino Gianluigi Buffon to show up in his 500 number match with the Juventus team in Serie A and Serie B.
The game continued to be very intense, but there were no dangerous situations in front of the two doors and both teams retreated without a goal.
Juventus picked up in the second half, and in the 55th minute he managed to make a perfect free kick near the penalty area. Federico Bernadesky, who sent the ball across the wall in the far corner, made his way through the middle.
In the 71st minute, Buffon rescued his attacking team from being hit by a knock on the ball from Kieza’s legs, who looked up with him.
A little later, Croatian Milan Badel attempted to surprise Buffon with a blow from the border of the penalty area, but the ball ricocheted and went outside the outline of the door.
Fourteen hours before the end of the match, Bernadersky was replaced by Fiorentina’s typhus, which did not like the fact that he was delighted after his fall in the door of his former team.
Five minutes before the end of the match, Argentine striker Gonzalo Iguaine, who was behind Fiorentina’s defense with a pass from Giorgio Cielini, was named after the scorer. The Iguaine advanced potently and easily overcame the Spyreello hosts. The hosts tried to score a goal, but Juventus’ defense did not allow it to be surprised and so the bianconers congratulated the success of the inhospitable stadium in Florence.
No surprise: Sevilla defeated the executioner of Real Madrid and is in the final
The team of Sevilla is the first finalist in the King’s Cup tournament. Andalusians beat Leganes 2-0 and in the trophy row they will face the winner of the Valencia-Barcelona couple. Vincenzo Montetella’s goals scored Joaquin Correa in the 15th minute and Franco Vasquez at the very end of the regular time.
Leganes delivered the big surprise in the quarterfinals when he eliminated Real Madrid, with victory in the middle of Santiago Bernabeu. Today, however, the guys of Assyr Garitano have created almost no problems for Sevilla and the early goal further calmed the hosts. Sevilla won the Cup for the last time in 2010 when he beat Atletico Madrid. The final will be played at the new stadium of the Wanda Metropolitano “mats” on April 21st.
The first game a week ago ended 1: 1 and Sevilli knew they would have a rival against them who did not bother to play on a foreign field. Ramon Sanchez Pichuan’s duel began with dangerous flank attacks on both doors. The guests were even more active, and Seville’s defense was inexplicable chaos.
In the 15th minute, however, no one was able to prevent Luis Muriel from breaking into the out-turn and handing over to Joaquin Korea, for whom he was easily able to find the result. The hosts crawled away and left Leganes’ initiative, relying on everything to do with counterattacks.
In the 40th minute, Muriel advanced and returned the ball to Banega, but after his shot Leganes defender defeated a bit in front of the goal. At the very end of the half-time, Sergio Escudero made a head-to-head shot, but a defender again in the green intervened and goalkeeper Neoreo Champaign did the job.
In the second part, Leganes was increasingly attacking dangerously. The few tense moments for Sergio Rico came after static positions, but Seville’s watchman handled them. After an hour, Muriel broke off and a few minutes before the penalty area was detained by a guest player, but the referee Javier Estrada Fernandez did not face a violation. Shortly thereafter, Champaign saved a powerful blow to Pablo Sarabia.
Sevilla did not even give the guests a chance to reach an equalizing goal. In the 89th minute Franco Vasquez defeated Leganes defender and with a powerful kick hit the ball under the beam for the final 2: 0.
Big wages cut Man United’s win
Manchester United reported a 1.7 percent drop in mainstream earnings for the final quarter of last year due to the huge wage bill in the club. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation for the quarter to 31 December dropped to £ 67.8 million from £ 69 million a year ago.
However, the “red devils” remain profitable as revenues grew by 3.8 percent to £ 163.9 million for the second quarter of the 2017/18 financial year.
Brugge – Standard Liege
Club Brugge hosts Standard Liege in a rematch from the 1/2-finals of the Belgian Cup. We are going to present you our winning soccer predictions for this clash.
This is really an uphill battle for Club Brugge, after losing the first leg to Standard with 1-4. It was a devastating loss for Brugge, which makes Standard Liege almost surely a finalist in the competition. Of course, Brugge still have a theoretical chance to overcome the deficit, but it’s going to be a real shocker to see this happen.
The first match between these two sides ended as a pure nightmare for Club Brugge. Renaud Edmond scored a hattrick for Standard and after 82 minutes of play, the result was 4-0 in favour of Standard. Matej Mitrovic scored a late goal for Bruggle, which at least gave his team some theoretical chances of overcoming this result.
In the Belgian First Division A Club Brugge are leaders and #1 contenders for the title, while Standard are 9th in the league standings. This is why the result in the first leg is really surprising. Club Brugge are arguably a better team than Standard, so it’s unexplainable how they could suffer such a heavy defeat. But this is why football is a great game – because things like this happen all of the time.
Now Club Brugge have a really hard task in front of them. A 3-0 win will qualify them for the final, but it won’t be easy. Standard Liege are riding the wave after their win in the first leg, so they will play with a lot of confidence in Brugge.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Belgian Cup 1/2-final rematch between Club Brugge and Standard Liege. We wish you a good luck, whatever you have decided!
Schalke – Wolfsburg
Schalke 04 hosts Wolfsburg in a match from the DFB Pokal 1/4-finals. Here are our winning soccer predictions for this clash in the city of Gelsenkirchen.
Both teams are participating in the Bundesliga at this moment. Schalke 04 are having a solid season and they are fighting for a Champions League qualification for next season. Right now the Royal Blues are 5th in the Bundesliga standings, having 34 points and a record of 9 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses. Right now Schalke are just one point behind the 2nd Bayer Leverkusen, so they are really close to their goal.
But Schalke’s current form is not so good. The Royal Blues have won just one of their last five matches, making two draws and suffering two defeats. In their last game Schalke suffered a surprising 1-2 loss against Werder Bremen at the Veltins Arena. Can they bounce back against Wolfsburg for the DFB Pokal? We shall wait and see.
Wolfsburg are having another difficult season in the Bundesliga. The Wolves are 13th in the league standings, having won 24 points so far. Their record in the league is 4 wins, 12 draws and 5 losses. They are one of the teams with the less number of wins in the Bundesliga, alongside Werder, Hamburger and Koln.
In their last match Wolfsburg made a 1-1 draw at home against Stuttgart.
In the previous round of the DFB Pokal Schalke 04 enjoyed a 1-0 win over Koln, which qualified them for the 1/4-finals. The winning goal was scored by Max Meyer, who found the net after the halftime break.
Meanwhile Wolfsburg eliminated Nurnberg from the competition. The match in Nurnberg ended with a 0-0 draw in the regular time, but goals by Uduokhai and Didavi in the extra times gave Wolfsburg the win.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the DFB Pokal match between Schalke and Wolfsburg.
Asensio put an ultimatum on Real
Spanish national Marco Asensio wants to go to Chelsea, informs Daily Star. He has already informed his club team manager Real Madrid of his desire to leave Santiago Bernabeu in the summer to join Londoners. The 22-year-old offensive player has said he would stay in the Spanish Grand Prix, but only if senior coach Zinedine Zidane is fired.
Zidane has not given a lot of chances for Asensio lately, as he has only begun in one of the last ten matches of the La Liga champions.
Real can use the player as a coin to attract Eden Azar from Chelsea.
Spanish company gave over 1 billion for the Italian championship
Spanish media Mediaspro acquired the rights to broadcast the Italian football championship for 1.05 billion euros per season. It is expected that the next step of the Spaniards will be the resale of matches to Sky Italy and Mediaset for the seasons between 2019 and 2021, as well as the creation of its own TV channel for the League.
The deal did not go without scandals after Skye called on the League to reject MediaPro’s offer and end the negotiations immediately because the Spanish company “will not function as an independent media.”
It was Skye and Mediaset who got the rights to the previous contract, but the League and MediPro have the intention of radically changing the weekend program. Triple matches will be played from the previous sets of matches. One for 16:00 Bulgarian time on Saturday, as already required, 19:00 on Sunday and 21:30 on Monday.
The international show of Series A was recently sold for € 370 million a season.
The island expects Conte to be fired, and he has a favorite for his post
Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is the favorite for Chelsea’s manager position, the media said on Wednesday. The Spaniard will probably succeed Antonio Conte, who will be fired after the second consecutive loss of Londoners in the Premier League – a catastrophic 1: 4 defeat from Watford. Some of Britain’s top bookmakers no longer accept bets for the Italian to be released.
The second name, referred to as a potential successor to Conte, is that of Carlo Ancelotti, who is also currently out of work. Maurizio Sari (Napoli), Gus Hiddink and Germany’s coach Joachim Loew are also among the names of Stamford Bridge.
Against all the rumors about the future of the Conte, a very interesting statistic was published today, showing that the Italian expert and his colleague in Manchester City José Guardiola have the highest percentage of victories in the history of the Premier League – 70.03%.
Desportivo – Boavista
Desportivo Aves hosts Boavista in a match from the 21th round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
Desportivo Aves are currently the weakest team in the Primeira Liga. They are at the bottom of the standings, being 18th with just 14 points won so far. Their record so far is 3 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses. In their last five matches Desportivo Aves won just one point – during the draw with Chaves, which shows us that this team is really not in a good condition since the start of the campaign.
Now Aves are hosting Boavista. Their next opponent is 9th in the Primeira Liga standings with 27 points won so far. Their record in the league is 8 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In their last five matches they are doing much better than Desportivo Aves, winning two of them, making one draw and also losing twice.
Boavista already lost their chances of chasing an European qualification this season, but they can still improve their position in the table. They are just 3 points behind the 6th Chaves, so they can start from there.
As it looks now, Desportivo Aves are a major contender for relegation until the end of the season. They are just 4 points behind the 16th Vitoria Setubal and the safe zone, but in same time they are showing with their results that maybe they are not ready to survive. But who knows, maybe they will find their path until the end of the campaign.
As for Boavista, they can feel safe for their future in the league. And in same time they can even improve their position in the table, if they improve their results a little bit.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Primeira Liga game between Desportivo Aves and Boavista.
Zwolle – Heerenveen
PEC Zwolle hosts Heerenveen in a match from the 22th round of the Dutch Eredivisie. We are about to deliver you our soccer betting tips for today for this clash.
PEC Zwolle are currently 5th in the Eredivisie standings after 21 games played. They are performing well this season and they have a real chance to chase a qualification for Europa League. Their record in the league so far is 10 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. In their last five matches Zwolle won twice and lost three times, which tells us that they are a little bit inconsistent recently.
Two of their losses are consecutive – the last two. Zwolle suffered defeats against Vitesse and PSV, but they are still in the Top 5 of the league. Now they will try to bounce back on their feet after two consecutive defeats.
Heerenveen on the other hand is still fighting for a Top 7 finish and a chance to win an European qualification. They are currently 8th in the league, trailing on 2 points behind the 7th Utrecht. Heerenveen’s record so far is 8 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses.
But in their last five games they are showing signs of improvement. Heerenveen won three of them, including the last two against Sparta Rotterdam and Twente. One thing is for sure – Heerenveen is in a better shape than their next opponent in the league.
This is a game between two teams with a similar quality. If Heerenveen wins, the difference between them would be reduced to just 3 points. Both teams have the same ambition – to qualify for the next season’s edition of the Europa League. Right now Zwolle are closer to the goal, but for Heerenveen there’s enough time left.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Eredivisie game between PEC Zwolle and Heerenveen.
41-year-old Totti has not forgotten how to score goals
41-year-old Francesco Totti has shown he has not forgotten how to score goals. The legend of Roma and Italian football has made two hits with the 3: 8 loss of the Azzur team against Russia in a demonstration match in Moscow. The duel was played in 6th-6th format, and Toty was accurate with an impassioned shot of a foul as well as shot off the penalty box.
In another match of the tournament, Roma’s former “ten” showed he could mark not only with force, but also with technique, knocking out the master ball to overcome the opposing goalkeeper.
At present, Totti is in charge of the club of the Eternal City.
Lord Cristiano at 33
One of the greatest in the history of football, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now 33 years old. On February 5, 1985, Cristian Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro suffocated in the Portuguese city of Funchal. Growing up in a modest family, from a very early age, he realizes that he has to fight a lot to achieve something. Among all my outstanding football qualities, his strong ambition and irreconcilability play a key role.
At 12 years he goes to Lisbon and sets his own path to glory. He was quickly spotted by genius Sir Alex Ferguson and made a jump from Sporting (Lisbon) to Manchester United. For much this step is too big and too hasty. Not for Chris. Without delay he began to build a name with supersonic breakouts on the left flank, phenomenal performances and goals.
After winning the Golden Ball and the Champions League trophy, he decided to take on a new challenge – to play in the ranks of the world’s most glorious club: Real Madrid. Since 2009, Ronaldo has crushed a record after a record with the Spanish colossus team. He wins the Champions League three times between 2014 and 2017. His biggest success, however, is certainly the triumph with Portugal at the European Championship in 2016.
Quietly, Chris reaches the record five “Golden Balls” and reminds critics that he is worthy of arguing for greatness with Lionel Messi. Strongly loved and heavily hated, Cristiano has always shown character and has escaped from the most difficult situations to show how big a fighter he is. At 33 he has achieved everything but wants more and more.
In Italy: Milan lost points on the road to Europe, tightening for Razgrad
Yesterday Milan lost two points as a guest of Udinese and the media in Italy immediately remarked that at the end of the season such matches could prove to be an obstacle to the rankings of the rosons in the European Tournaments. At the moment, Gennaro Gatuzo’s team is eighth in the A-Series, after being overtaken by Atalanta.
“Milan has pulled the brakes on the road to Europe,” commented the authoritative La Stampa. Botusha recalled that the 18-time champions had a direct path to the Champions League during the Europa League race, which should not be underestimated. Ten days later, Devil’s guest in Razgrad, Ludogorets, has to approach seriously the meetings with the Bulgarian champion, write to the Apennines.
Atletico Madrid – Valencia
Atletico Madrid hosts Valencia in a game from the 22th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s have a look at this game and see what we can say in our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Atletico Madrid are currently 2nd in La Liga, but trailing on 11 points behind the leader Barcelona. For Diego Simeone’s team it would be very hard to catch up with the Catalans, especially taking into account how rarely Barcelona are making a mistake.
It’s clear that for Atletico their goal until the end of the season would be keeping the 2nd place and qualify directly for the Champions League. They currently have 6 points advantage in front of Valencia, so they are in a good position to do this.
Speaking of Valencia, how we said they are 3rd in La Liga at this moment. They started the new season very strongly, but with the time they began to lose their momentum. In their last five matches Valencia won twice, but lost three times. Including against Real Madrid in the previous round. It was a heavy defeat for the Los Che, who suffered a 1-4 loss at home against Real. Now they will have the chance to redeem themselves against another one of Spain’s best teams – Atletico.
Just like Atletico, for Valencia their greatest goal at this moment is a Top 4 finish and a return to the Champions League. Valencia are currently on just 3 points ahead of the 5th Villarreal, so they still have a long way to go, before securing their return to the Champions League.
Atetico Madrid are favourites here, being the home team, but Valencia are dangerous, being in the position of a team who have to improve.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Valencia.
Conte: My wish is to fulfill my contract with Chelsea
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte answered the next speculation about his future, saying he intends to fulfill his contract with the club until the end of which remains 18 months. In recent days, there have been rumors of a conflict between the Italian and the London owner, and Cote is one of the main candidates for a national coach of Scuadra Azzura.
“Since the beginning of the season, there have been many speculations and rumors around me, I can only tell you that there are still 18 months to the end of my contract with Chelsea, and my intention and my will is to keep my contract. that the common desire is to continue our work, “said Conte.
The Italian revealed that Alvaro Morata is still injured and will not play in the fight against Watford on Monday. Conte also voiced doubts that Olivier Girou, who was just caught, could start as a champion in this match because the Frenchman is not in the optimal physical form after a muscle injury.
Guardiola disagrees with Mourinho: The battle for the title is not over
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola thinks the Premier League title is still over, although “citizens” have 15 points ahead of the second, and 13 rounds remain at the end of the championship. Earlier today his colleague in Manchester United Jose Mourinho actually admitted that the battle for the first place was over and the “red devils” were fighting for the second position.
“There are 13 more rounds, 39 points to play on, and we are leading with 15. Nothing is over, we have to play incredibly difficult games, like tomorrow, everybody knows that it is very difficult to play against Burnley. to stay at Stoke City and Everton.We have to play with Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea, and definitely nothing is over, “said Guardiola.
The Spaniard added that it is still unclear whether David Silva will play against Burnley after the midfielder was forced to play against West Bromwich. Benjamin Mendi, who has been out since September, is recovering well and in March he has to resume training.
Bournemouth – Stoke City
AFC Bournemouth faces Stoke City in a match from the 26th round of the English Premier League. We are about to offer you our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
Bournemouth are 10th in the Premier League standings at this moment. They have some real trouble in the first weeks of the new season, but now they have enough points to be at the middle of the table. The team’s record this season is 7 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. But they can’t be too calm, because they are currently just 5 points above Southampton and the relegation zone. In other words, Bournemouth still have a work to do in order to survive.
In their last game Bournemouth enjoyed a shocking 3-0 win over Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge. They are in a terrific form lately, being unbeaten in five consecutive games and winning three of them. They are probably one of the teams in the best form at the moment.
Now Bournemouth are about to face Stoke City. Stoke are in a real danger this season, being on 16th place and just one point above the relegation zone. Stoke City’’s record at this moment is 24 points, won from 6 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses. In their last game Stoke made a 0-0 draw against Watford at home.
How we said, Bournemouth are in a terrific form lately, which makes them a favourite in this game. Especially when they are playing at home, too. They are good enough to keep their place in the English elite, but they must continue winning points on regular basis. And a home match against Stoke City is a great opportunity for this.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Stoke City.
Arsenal – Everton
Arsenal faces Everton in a match from the 26th round of the English Premier League. Stay with us, because we are about to offer you our vip soccer bets for this clash at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Arsenal are not doing them any favours in the fight for a Top 4 finish and return to the Champions League. In their last game the Gunners suffered their second defeat in three matches, losing against the outsider Swansea City. This was Arsenal’s 7th loss this season. They are currently 6th in the Premier League standings, trailing on 8 points behind the 4th Chelsea.
Theoretically the fight for Arsenal is not over. They could still slide into the Top 4, if they manage to enjoy a great run of results until the end of the season. The big question here is – can they really do it?
Arsenal continues to struggle under the management of Arsene Wenger. More and more fans of the club want the French manager to quit his position in the end of the season. Simply because the team’s results are not good enough. And this season is not an exception. If Arsenal don’t qualify for the Champions League for a second consecutive year, it’d be very bad for the club. Not just because of prestige, but also in a financial aspect.
Now Arsenal faces Everton. Sam Allardyce’s team is 9th in the table with 31 points won so far. Everton stopped a long run without a win in the league, beating Leicester at home in the last round. For Everton this season won’t be anything special. Most likely they will have to accept a midtable finish and hope for something better next year.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates.
Laugh! The Brazilian overshadowed Simone Zaza with a penalty kick
Do you remember the penalty made by Simone Zaza in the 1/4-final Euro 2016 match between Italy and Germany? Well, the Brazilian Dodo of the second-division Turkish team, Giresunspor, has thrown the Jazz glove and created a more “virtuoso” performance than the white point, which happened during the first 1/4-final match of the Turkey Cup between the hosts of Giresunpor and Fenerbahce granddaughter.
After 26 minutes Mehmet Topal gave Fenerbahce an advance in the 53rd minute, Dodo was given the perfect chance to equalize, but his impressive “boost” was followed by another “more famed” shot …
The hosts however scored in the 73rd minute with a score of Dodo-Karioka competing, but in the fourth minute of the added time another Brazilian – Fernando, brought the Fenerbahce win by 2: 1.
Real Sociedad – Deportivo La Coruna
Real Sociedad hosts Deportivo La Coruna in a match from the 22th round of the Spanish La Liga. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this clash at the Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian.
Real Sociedad are struggling this season. Last year La Real qualified for Europa League, but at this moment Eusebio’s team is 15th in the standings with just 23 points won so far. Real Sociedad’s record in the league is 6 wins, 5 draws and 10 defeats.
Right now Real Sociedad is in a terrible run of results. La Real lost four consecutive games in the league, which is a clear sigh that team is in a crisis at this moment. Can they bounce back on their feet against Deportivo La Coruna? Well, this is a good opportunity for them to do just that.
Mainly because Deportivo La Coruna is another team with serious problems. They are currently 18th in La Liga and positioned in the relegation zone. They have won just 17 points this season, which includes just two points won in ther last five matches.
As it looks right now, Real Sociedad are a serious contender for relegation to Segunda Division. They are still struggling seriously in their effort to win points on a more regular basis. This is something which could seal their fate at the end of the season.
As for Real Sociedad, they are clearly better than what they are showing right now. This team have great potential and very good players, but obviously Eusebio’s players are in some kind of a crisis at the moment. It depends on them if and how they will find a way to escape from this situation.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the La Liga match between Real Sociedad and Deportivo La Coruna.
Conte: Chelsea had a bad day
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has not been disappointed by the loss at home with a catastrophic 0: 3 from Bournemouth in the 25th round of the Premier League.
“The rival won the victory. There was a lot of fighting in this game, we were trying to do something, but it was difficult even in the first half when the score was still 0: 0.
There is no need to justify, but we have to get to work by accepting this bad result and we will answer what we will be fighting for this season, “said Conte.
This was, however, the first defeat of the last nine Premier League Champions League matches and they occupy the fourth position.
“There is no need to worry because we will have to fight for a place in the Champions League, and if someone does not understand what we are facing this season, he does not understand football, football is not a simple game” , said the Chelsea manager who is equal to third Liverpool.
“We can not be dreamers, it is easy to tell you that we are fighting for the title, but the reality is quite different, and it will be a huge success if we get to the Champions League,” added the Italian specialist.
Neymar goes to war against Barcelona
The most expensive footballer on the planet, Neymar, has sued his former Barcelona club for an estimated € 30 million. The sum was paid to the striker of Paris Saint-Germain for the re-signing of his contract with the Catalans in October 2016.
According to the agreement, Neymar had to get a certain amount twice, but after his transfer to PSG, Barcelona never paid the second installment. At the same time, the club plans to take a counter against Neamar.
They will want him to return the bonus he has received, as well as another € 9 million in compensation. The Catalonian thesis is that he is not entitled to a bonus because the contract is broken off on his own initiative before the date for the payment of the second installment. Barcelona blames Neymar for leaving Barcelona to lose 75m euros.
Certainly the news is unlikely to be enjoyed by Barcelona fans, but when it comes to court, the attitude towards Neymar in the Catalan capital will deteriorate sharply.
Tottenham failed to defeat Man United
Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-0 in the clash between the two rounds of the Wembley Premier League’s 25th round. “Spurs” came to a win with Christian Eriksen’s goal in the 1st and Phil Jones’s own goal in the 28th minute. Londoners, however, may regret that they did not win much more convincingly, as they created many more in the game, and David de Hea has won some brilliant rescues. The guests also had occasional good looks at the door of Hugo Loris, but they were too few and the Red Devils did not find the right path to the opponent’s network.
The Spurs started the match with Harry Caine as an offensive striker, and Dele Ali, Christian Eriksen and Son Hyun-Ming behind him. Musa Dembele and Eric Dyer operated in the middle of the field.
At the same time, Alexis Sanchez was once again among the hosts as he acted behind the striker Rommel Lukaku along with Antoni Marciail and Jesse Linggard. In the middle of the pitch, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matice started.
Only eleven seconds after the start of the match, Tottenham opened the score. Harry Caine fought for a high ball in the penalty area, Dele Ali attempted a blow that was blocked, but the ball fell into Christian Erikensen, who did not make a mistake for 1: 0.
Manchester United responded as a sting, and two minutes later, Paul Pigba with a great pass took Jesse Linggard alone against the goalie, but he broke and his shot was blocked by Hugo Loris.
At the 22nd minute, Dele Ali tried a volley shot and the ball went very far from the door. A minute later, Eriken led Cain to a firing position in the pennant, but the strike of the Englishman fell into the hands of David de Hea.
In the 28th minute the score was doubled. Keuron Tripper centered on the ground on the right, and Phil Jones caught the ball in his own door.
In the 30th minute, guests had a great new chance to return to the match. Antoni Marciail fired a dangerous shot, and Loris, with great interference, kept his door.
Tottenham claimed a penalty in the 31st minute when Dele Ali was stunned by Antonio Valencia in the penalty area but Judge Andre Mariner passed the situation without any reaction. Two minutes later, Son made a distant, but rather inaccurate shot that went high above the door.
At the very end of the half-time, Harry Kane got around the penalty kick and hit, but he was within reach of De Hea and the goalkeeper saved.
The first option for the second part was again on the hosts’ account. In the 49th minute, Son unleashed a strike that ran dangerously close to the beam but still out.
In the 55th minute, Manchester United was close to reducing the score. Lukaku freed himself from two defenders in the pennant and made a loud jerk close, but Loris with his brilliant rescue kept his door.
Cristian Eriksen’s penalty shot 65 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. A few seconds later, Ben Davis was on a firing position at the border of the pennant, but shot very poorly and right into De Hae’s hands. Then Kane searches the keeper’s vigilance again.
In the 69th minute came the next big pass of the Spurs. Son was taken to the penalty area and shot very closely, but De Hea was able to rescue him in a brilliant way.
In the 76th minute Cain had a great opportunity to fire the ball, this time the ball was only a few meters from the beam.
In the end, the victory deservedly went to the hosts’ account. This game did not change the current position of the two teams in the standings. Tottenham remains the 5th 48 points, but now it’s only 2 of the 4th Chelsea. Manchester United retains 53 points in the second place, but is already behind 15 behind Manchester City.
Tottenham – Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur hosts Manchester United in the big derby of the 25th round of the English Premier League. These two giants will meet at the Wembley Stadium in London. Here are our winning soccer predictions for it.
Tottenham continue the fight for a Top 4 finish this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is currently 5th in the league standings, trailing on 5 points behind the 4th Liverpool. But they also have a game in hand, so a possible win against United will move them just 2 points behind Liverpool. And this is a strong motivation for them to win this one.
Right now Tottenham have 45 points and a record of 13 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats. In their last five games Spurs are unbeaten. They won three times, but lost points during the draws with West Ham and Southampton. Now the goal against Manchester United could be only one – win and all of the points.
Manchester United are 2nd in the Premier League with 53 points. They are trailing on 12 points behind the leader Manchester City. United currently have a record of 16 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats. They are in a run of three consecutive wins in the Premier League, recorded against Everton, Stoke City and Burnley.
It’s difficult to think that Manchester United could catch up with Manchester City, although in football everything is possible. Everything they could do right now is keep winning and hope that City will start a run of negative results. This would ressurect United’s hopes of winning the title in the end of the season. But now it won’t be easy for them against Tottenham in London.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the game between Tottenham and Manchester United in the Premier League. We wish you a good luck!
Milan – Lazio
Milan welcomes Lazio at the Stadio San Siro in a first 1/2-final from the Coppa Italia. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this game in the city of Milan.
The goal in front of these two teams could be only one – reaching the final. Last night Juventus already a made a step in this direction, winning its first 1/2-final against Atalanta in Bergamo. This makes Juve a strong favourite for reaching the final. But who are they going to face?
Milan reached the 1/2-finals after eliminating Inter in the previous round. The two Milan giants played extra time at the San Siro and Milan won because of a goal by Patrick Cutrone. This is a difficult season for the Rossoneri, but a possible final for the Coppa Italia would give it some meaning. The club’s fans do not have many reasons to be happy lately, so every kind of joy would be good for them.
Lazio on the other hand reached the 1/2-finals after eliminating Fiorentina in the previous round. These two teams met at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and a single goal by Senad Lulic was enough for Lazio to win the clash.
During the 1/2-finals of the Coppa Italia the format changes. Now the teams will play two matches, which means that in the first one they have to be strategical about their performance. No one of them would like to lose the first clash, so maybe they are going to be more defensive than usual. Milan will try to have the edge as they are the home team here, but you can be sure that Lazio won’t allow them many opportunities for scoring a goal.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Coppa Italia match between Milan and Lazio.
Watford attracted a youth national to Belgium
Watford has attracted Belgian youth national Dodi Lukebakio with a 4.5-year contract, the English club said. The 20-year-old winger began his career in Anderlecht, where he played 18 games in all tournaments, and then went through rentals in Toulouse and Charleroi. He received a call for DR Congo and Belgium, but chose the European side and played matches in the formation for up to 21 years.
Lukebakio is the second winter addition to Watford after Gerard Deulofau signed up with the team on Monday.
Sevilla took Sandro
Striker Sandro Ramirez will return to the Spanish Championship, his current Everton club announced. The 22-year-old Spaniard will play for rent until the end of the season in Seville. This season, the former Barcelona player has 15 matches, one goal and one Everton assists. However, he failed to impress the “caramel” coach after his transfer from Malaga in the summer and will return to the Primera Liga.
Sevilla also confirmed the transfer in the late hours on Tuesday.
Celtic – Hearts
Celtic hosts Hearts in a match from the 25th round of the Scottish Premiership. We are about to examine this game and give you our soccer betting tips for today for it.
Celtic are marching toward another title in the Scottish league. Brendan Rodgers’ team is currently having 11 points advantage in front of Rangers at the top, so it’s reallt difficult to think that they might lose the title.
Celtic currently have 57 points and a record of 17 wins, 6 draws and just one loss. In their last five games Celtic won four times and made just one wrong step – in the 0-0 draw against Rangers in the Old Firm derby.
In their last game Brendan Rodgers’ boys enjoyed a difficult, but important 1-0 win over Hibernian at home.
Meanwhile Hearts are currently 5th in the Scottish Premiership with 34 points won. Their record so far is 8 wins, 10 draws and 6 defeats. It’s curious that in their last five matches Hearts made four draws. They also won once – during the visit to Hamilton.
Celtic are the big favourite here, of course. They have the best team in Scotland right now and most probably they are going to defend their title. The only question is – when exactly Celtic are going to win the title? We suppose that they would want this to happen as early as possible.
While thinking about their matches in the Premiership, Celtic are also preparing about their Europa League match against the Russian side Zenit. Brendan Rodgers’ team finished 3rd in its Champions League group, which allowed Celtic to continue its European participation in the Europa League. Against Zenit they will have a difficult test, that’s for sure.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the match between Celtic and Hearts. Good luck!
Croatia accepts England in front of empty stands
Croatia’s home game with England from the League of Nations will be played in front of empty stands, according to UEFA. The punishment is due to fans who drew the swastika of the field before the home match of the Croatian team with Italy from the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The meeting between Croatia and England in Zagreb will be held on October 12 this year.
Lifetime ban on a player who criticized Erdogan
Footballer Deniz Naki, who was sentenced to 18 months and 22 days conditionally in April last year for propagation of terrorist propaganda, was sentenced to life by the Turkish football federation.
28-year-old Nakaki can not play for matches in the next three and a half years and is fined $ 273,000 ($ 72,000) for “separatist and ideological propaganda.” Any penalty, which is longer than three years in Turkey, is a ban on living, which means that Naki will not be able to play football again in the country.
Nakaki now plays in the Turkish third division for the team of Amedspor (Diyarbakir). The footballer was born in Germany but has a German and Turkish passport. He was first offended in November by accusations of spreading propaganda in favor of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in his critical posts in Twitter and Facebook in connection with military operations by the Turkish army in the region.
Nakaki said he wants to terminate his contract with Amedsporth and stay in Germany. Earlier this year, he was the subject of an armed attack, but he escaped unharmed.
Marez has filed a transfer request after Man City
Leicester’s Algerian star, Riad Maréz, has filed a transfer request, Sky Sports reports. Earlier today, it became clear that Premier League leader Manchester City has made an offer for the 26-year-old fox wing.
Meanwhile, Leicesters have told Manchester City that they do not want to split up with the player, but is it not the time for the player to continue his career in a larger club?
This is the second case in which Marec filed a transfer request after he did so in May. In the summer of 2017, Marse was a transfer target for Arsenal and Roma, but eventually stayed at Leicester.
Newcastle also inquired about Sturridge
Newcastle is another club to ask Liverpool for attacker Daniel Sturridge. “The Swords” failed to agree with Feyenoord for Nicholas Jorgensen, which was Raphael Benitez’s big goal for the attack, and are now exploring other options.
Inter, Roma and Sevilla are also interested in Stewart, and according to Skyports, the “nerazuri” who want to hire him with a purchase option are closest to the striker. The 28-year-old player hopes to move to another team in which he will be able to persuade Garrett Sagate to include him in the squad for the World Cup finals in Russia with his regular appearances.
Director of Inter at a special visit to Bulgaria
Inter Academy Technical Director Marko Monti arrives later today at a special invitation from Future through Sport Association, which together with the Italian Grand Prix will organize this summer the first children’s football camp of the “Nerazzurri” in Bulgaria. One of the leaders in the Milan academy is the youth of the club, with his team in the Serie A team of Inter, Lazio and Atalanta.
With Monti in Bulgaria, there will also be one of the main coaches at the Academy – Andrea Rati. Together with partners from Future through Sport Association, they will hold a special press conference tomorrow Tuesday at 11:30 in the Downtown Hotel. The two sides will unveil details about the forthcoming first camp of Inter-Bulgaria, as well as about its future joint plans.
The first edition of InterAcademy Camp in Bulgaria will take place in the second week of July – from the 10th to the 15th, in the town of Byala, Varna District. Such a big event is not something new either for the pretty town on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast or for the Future through Sport Association and the Municipality of Byala. Last summer, from August 1st to August 6th, the two countries successfully joined the Milan Junior Camp White 2017, which involved 122 children from home and abroad.
Bayer Leverkusen – Mainz
Bayer Leverkusen welcomes Mainz 05 in a match from the 20th round of the German Bundesliga. We will examine this clash and give you our winning soccer predictions for it.
Bayer Leverkusen are currently 6th in the Bundesliga standings with 31 points won so far. Their record in the league is 8 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats. Leverkusen continue to fight for a Champions League qualification, being on just one point behind the 4th RB Leipzig. For them returning to Europe’s top competition would be a great success.
In their last five matches in the Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen won three times and lost just once – against the champion Bayern Munich. We can say that right now this team is in a good shape and they are a serious contender for a Top 4 finish in the end of the season.
Mainz 05 on the other hand are having a totally different goal in front of them – surviving. Mainz are currently 14th in the Bundesliga, being on just 3 points above the 16th Werder Bremen and the relegation playoff place. This is a dangerous position for them, so they have to be careful. Otherwise, they could find themselves in a delicate situation.
In their last five matches in the league Mainz 05 won just once – against Stuttgart in the last round. Now they will have a really serious challenge against Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.
Bayer Leverkusen could be without the experienced Lars Bender, who is recovering from a thigh injury. Everyone else is fit and ready to play.
Mainz 05 are having much more problems. Gerrit Holtmann, Alexander Hack, Suat Serdar, Karim Onisiwo and Aaron Seydel are all doubtful for the game.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the game between Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz 05. The home team is the big favourite here.
Hanover – Wolfburg
Hannover 96 hosts Wolfsburg in a game from the 20th round of the German Bundesliga. Let us have a look at this match and offer you our winning soccer predictions for it.
Hannover 96 are currently 10th in the Bundesliga standings. They have a record of 7 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in the games played so far. In their last five matches Hannover won twice, made two draws and lost just once – against Hertha BSC during the trip to Berlin.
Although they are 10th in the standings, Hannover still have a chance to qualify for the European competitions. The team is trailing on just 4 points behind the 6th Bayer Leverkusen, so nothing is over for them just yet.
Now Wolfsburg are coming to town. The Wolves are having another difficult season. Wolfsburg are currently 13th in the Bundesliga standings, being on just 3 points above Werder Bremen and the relegation playoff spot. If they don’t start winning points on a more regular basis, Wolfsburg could have some problems until the end of the season.
Since the start of the campaign, Wolfsburg have a record of 3 wins, 11 draws and 5 losses. In their last five games the Wolves made three draws and lost twice – including in the last round against Eintracht Frankfurt at home.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.
Hannover 96 will be without the suspended Julian Korb, while Felix Klaus and Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee are doubtful because of injuries. Jonathas, Felipe and Edgar Prib are now fit and ready to play.
Wolfsburg could be without Divock Origi, Josuha Guilavogui, John Anthony Brooks, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Ignacio Camacho and Adelino Vieirinha, who are dealing with different problems before the match.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Bundesliga game between Hannover 96 and Wolfsburg. We wish you a good luck!
Real Madrid found a replacement for Zidane
Real Madrid’s management has found a suitable substitute for coach Zinedine Zidane in the face of Tottenham manager Mauriceio Pocetino, the Daily Mail said. According to the publication, representatives of the “white ballet” have already contacted the Argentine who was interested in working in Spain.
Honorary there is a contract with the “spurs” until 2021, which does not include an early release clause. If he wants to take Real, then he will have to convince the owner Daniel Levy to let him go.
At the same time, however, Tottenham did not want to break up with Pointetino, as it retains key figures in the club, such as Harry Kane, Dele Ali and Ugo Loris, with the prospect that the manager will remain in the club for a long time. Real Madrid’s bad results over the season have increased the speculation of parting with Zidane.
Pocetino’s words that he prefers to go back to his farm in Argentina rather than one day Barcelona, certainly warm the hearts of Real Madrid’s fans.
No “Golden Ball” is the goal for Leo Messi
Barcelona’s biggest star, Lionel Messi, is delighted with the team’s success since the start of the season and looks forward to the crucial battles in the spring. Last night he helped with a goal for eliminating Espanyol in the King’s Cup tournament, and today he took part in an ad event. Here’s what he commented:
For Team Presentation
For joy, things are doing well. Last night we had a hard test, but we managed to turn Espanyol and we are happy with the season’s development so far. Of course, there is still much left.
In our case, we wanted to take Philippe Coutinho and Jeri Mina in the summer. He left us Javier Mascherano, but another central defender came and that’s nice.
The style of Barca
Even when the new coach arrived, he was clear what he wanted from us, and we adjusted to his ideas. Overall, it was not much different than the way we played before. But we have become more stable in defense and we have high-class players who can decide the game.
The “Golden Ball”
I have already said that not the individual prizes are my goal, but all the trophies. I hope we will finish the campaign in the best possible way. We are on the right track.
I am calm. The coach is the decision maker. We talk, we are discussing things, and I have no problem with rotations in the composition. They are not a problem for other players.
What do you wish for?
Same as every season – win everything we can.
New dramas with Barcelona want penalties for Pique and Buskets
Espanyol’s leadership has been seized by the Spanish Football League for talks and speeches by Barcelona and Barcelona fans about the 1/4 Finals for the Spanish Cup. “Los Cules” prevailed after a loss of 0: 1 in the first match as guests and a 2: 0 success on the rematch on Thursday. The fellow citizens, however, felt abusive and insisted on penalties for both the club itself and Gerard Picket and Sergio Buscakes.
From the ultrasound sector known as “Animación del Barça”, there have been heard chants such as “I hate espanol”, “Death for Espanole”, Bastard, “Parrot, you are Chinese,” “Remember that you are shit, “Kuchi sons” and others.
Pique was angry with his opponent after refusing to name him with his real name “Espanyol of Barcelona,” but instead called it “Espanyol of Cornelius” by the name of the suburb of Cornelius de Jorge, from where is the composition of Kicke Sanchez Flores.
Busquettes, on his part, expressed the perplexity that after the victory in the first game, Espanyol’s players were enjoying themselves as if they had already qualified. “After the 180 minutes, things will come to the end,” the midfielder had challenged before the Camp Nou battle.
From Espanyol they say that these words are incitement to aggression.
Clop: It is unlikely that we will attract anyone to the closure of the window
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klop did not give much hope to fans of the team that they could see more new names for Anfield until the end of the winter transfer window. Until now, Milsissadians have won Virginie van Dine, but then split with Philippe Coutinho and supporters have been expecting a good quality player to take on the Brazilian side. The name of Toma Lomar from Monaco is often mentioned, but today Clop said it is unlikely that such a massive transfer will be made by the end of the month.
“This is not very likely, would I say 100% of it?” “That would mean putting an end to all the rumors, and I do not want to do it.” We have to have fun in the next few days, “said Clope with a smile on his face .
For the upcoming fight with West Bromwich in the FA Cup tournament, Liverpool manager has revealed that Simon Mignole and Danny Inggs will start as champions, Daniel Sturridge, who has been contacted for transferring to another club, will also return to play.
Mourinho laughed at Man City for Alexis Sanchez
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who has just signed a new contract with the club, has identified Alexis Sanchez as a very lucrative player despite the huge salary the Old Trafford player will receive. (according to some sources, its size would be 450,000 pounds per week, while others say it will reach the mind-boggling 500,000). The Portuguese also found a way to laugh at city rival Manchester City, who at the last moment missed the former Arsenal player.
Asked why Sanchez preferred Manchester United, given that everyone thought he had already agreed with Man City, Mourinho replied: “I do not know, I know if other clubs have failed to take it, it’s not because of a money problem Analyze the figures and you will see that Manchester City, Chelsea, even Everton have spent more than us, and you have to look at this case in the following perspective – how much would Alexis cost if he had three more years of his contract? the amount would range between £ 100 and £ 150 million. “Alexis could he had a great choice but decided to come to us asking him why he was expensive or cheap I think everything is fair This is a very good deal for us.
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola says he has refused Alexis to “preserve the stability of the club.” Mourinho, however, wounded his rival with his version of the “sour grape”: “The case with Alexis reminds me a little of that metaphor, where you see a tree with amazing oranges on top of it.” When you can not reach them, you say you will those that are lower because you do not like those at the top but you like them just because they are so juicy, so mature, so round, so full of juice but you can not reach them. you want to climb there or you prefer others I think the story with Alexis resembles it a. ”
Special emphasized that he did not make any contribution to Sanchez’s attraction, and that transfer was made only thanks to Manchester United’s club leadership.
Sevilla finished Atletico
The team of Sevilla is the first semi-finalist in the King’s Cup tournament. The Andalusians eliminated Atletico Madrid in the 1/4-minute derby after a second victory, this time 3: 1. Sergio Escudero opened the score as early as 1 minute, and Antoine Grisman’s brilliant goal in the 13th returned the hopes of the “matuscats.” In the second half, Sevilla again struck a blow to Ever Banega’s penalty shoot-out, which proved decisive for the final outcome of the game. The point of dispute was Pablo Sarabia in the 79th minute.
Sevilla played his strongest match under the guidance of Vincenzo Montetella and Atletico scored a disappointing result in the last week after losing his current rival to Wanda Metropolitano and then taking a draw against Girona’s newcomer in La Liga. Despite being guilty of both goals in the first match, Miguel Angel Moya again stood at Atletico’s door. The absence of injured Diego Kosta gave Kevin Gamayroe a chance to lead the attack, along with Antoine Grisman, and Diego Godin, Coque and Gabi Fernandez, who were given a break during the weekend, returned home.
For Sevilla, Lewis Murray, assisted by Pablo Sarabia, Franco Vasquez and Joaquin Correa, was in the top position. Veteran Jesus Nasus was returned as a right back.
The start was a nightmare for Atletico because Simeone’s team got a goal in the 26th second. Shime Vursalko dropped Escudero and he detected Sarabia’s good centering, raising Ramon Sanchez Pichuan’s audience to his feet.
The guests were given a chance to answer immediately, but Sergio Rico reflected José Jimenez’s head shot. In the 13th minute, however, the Sevilla goalkeeper had to take the ball off the net. Rico had gone a step ahead and Grizzman saw that after Gamayro took off his balls with a brilliant shot firing 1: 1.
Atlético’s players seemed to think the job was done and the ball floated in offensive. In the 16th minute Grizzman kicked over the door and then did little to get Gameiro to punish his former team. The Frenchman tried his head after Versalko’s center but missed the ball.
Grizzman continued to be very active and once more his shot went aside from the target. In the middle of the half-time, Angel Korea slipped into the penalty area but lost his balance and could not make a good shot, and free Gamayro was waiting for a shot.
Sevilla also attacked at every opportunity and this made the game very spectacular. The home team rebounded in the 48th minute of the penalty shot by Banega. The violation was Saul, and the experienced Argentine fired a cool shot at the beam – 2: 1.
Atletico needed two goals again, and Chilo Simeone quickly made offensive shots by releasing Fernando Torres and Yanic Ferreira Carasco. The hosts, however, were on the wings of inspiration and could hardly miss the fight. However, in the 60th minute Diego Godin fired dangerously with his head but the ball went out.
By the end of the game, Seville’s controversies have created many problems with the diluted defense against Moja and logically resulted in another goal in his goal. The author of the shot became Sarabia in the 79th minute.
Atletico will try to break his negative run at home with Outsider Las Palmas in La Liga, and Sevilla is scheduled to play against Getafe.
Pep does not underestimate the revenge, City is in the final
Manchester City seamlessly qualified for the League Cup final in England after defeating the sensation in the Bristol City tournament for the second time. After the difficult success of Etihad Stadium with 2: 1, which came with Sergio Aguero’s goal in the added time, today the “citizens” imposed 3: 2 and during their visit to the team from the Championship. Aguero was again among the top scorers, and other hits for Josep Guardiola’s squad scored Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bourget.
Bristol City sometimes hampered his rival, but the difference in the class was obvious. The Red Bulls made Marlon Pack in the 64th minute and Aiden Flint in the 94th. With 2: 2 the hosts needed another goal to get extras, but immediately after the center of Man City attacked and De Bourne put a point in the dispute.
Bristol City made a remarkable raid to the semi-finals, eliminating four elite teams – Watford, Stoke City, Crystal Palace and Manchester United. In this way, Bristol City failed to reach a final in one of the tournaments for the first time in 109 years.
Guardiola set up a rather strong line-up with the names of Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bourget, David Silva, Leroy Sane and Fernandinho. Claudio Bravo received a chance at the door, and the captain was the talented Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko, who acted as a left back. The other three “skyscrapers” were Kyle Walker, Nicholas Otamendi and John Stones. Host manager Lee Johnson had some staff problems, and his team was not in the best form of winning none of his last 6 games. Bobo Reed’s lead attack led the Josh Brownhill and Jamie Patterson. The right back was Cory Smith, who scored the famous goal in the last minute in winning over Manchester United in the previous round of the race.
From the very first minutes, “citizens” settled in the opposing half, and Sane’s breakthroughs caused panic among Bristol City’s defenders. Aguero was closest to the goal in the first quarter of an hour, but after trying to center the ball described a strange parabola and broke the beam.
Shortly the Bristol hosts managed to bring the game to a higher position, but in the middle of the half-way, City again took the lead, and it was hot at the door of Luc Sty. In the 23rd minute, Zinchenko’s dangerous strike kicked past the beam, and shortly after, Fernandinho kicked inaccurately from a distance.
In the 40th minute break of De Bodey was stopped at the last minute, but the guests still led before the break. This happened in the 43rd minute after an unforgivable mistake by Hjordur Magnuson. The experienced defender tries to guard the ball but Bernardo Silva does not give up and takes it to the outfit itself. There was a pass to Sane, and a blow that splinter Aiden Flint could not kill.
Immediately after the start of the second half, Bristol City’s bracelet guard saved Aguero, but in the 50th minute Argentine’s class silenced Ashton Gate. A perfect counter-attack, organized by De Bourne, delivered the ball to Aguero and his shot at the diagonal was flawless.
Guardiola’s footballers had other positions, but the housekeepers started to attack more boldly. In the 54th minute Bristol City narrowed down with a perfect shot of Marlon Pack. The whole combination was very good – from the centering to the packing of Pak and his passing shot with a head that caught the unprepared Claudio Bravo.
After the goal, the “citizens” reacted, and Kyle Walker’s breakthrough almost led to Flint’s own goal. The guests continued to control what was happening on the pitch, and Lee Johnson’s footballers had no strength. At the very end of the game, Daniello and Ilkay Gundogan made serious oversights at the front of the hosts.
In the fourth minute of the added time, the hosts flattened the “defense” to Bravo and Flett’s close goal. However, the frail hopes of the Redheads for sequels were ruined by De Broene’s attack on the attack. Manchester City’s rival in the trophy dispute will be the winner of the pair Arsenal – Chelsea. The first match between London’s rivals ended without goals and the rematch was tomorrow at Emirates.
Lyon tame the beast PSG with brilliant goals
Lyon’s team made a great 2: 1 victory over the Paris-based team at Paris Saint-Germain. The Stade de Lumière hosts have managed to score with brilliant goals at the very beginning and at the very end of the match. Nabil Fequir opened the score in the second minute, but Leyvin Kurzava equalized in the 45th. In the 4th minute of the added time, Memphis Depay became the big hero for his team, pushing the winning goal. The guests played in a reduced play in the 57th minute when Daniel Alves got a silly red card and the other bad news for Parisians was that in the middle of the first half Killian Mabé suffered an injury and was put on a stretcher.
Lyon bet on Mariano Diaz, Hussem Awar and Maxwell Corne in the front row. Luka Bushar, Nabil Fekir and Tangi Alvaro were in the middle of the pitch.
PSJ was without its great star Neimar, who still treats an injury. His place on the pitch was occupied by Angel di Maria, who partnered with Essonne Cavani and Kilian Mabé in attack. Marco Verratti, Adrien Rabio and Giovanni Lo Selso started at the center of the pitch.
Lyon opened the game with his first chance in the game. In the 2nd minute, the hosts won a foul about 30 meters to the right of the door. Nabil Fekir stood behind the ball and instead chipped it past the keeper to reduce the deficit. Alfonso Areola was given a chance to change things around.
In the 7th minute, Lyon goalkeeper Antoni Lopez came out of the penalty area to clear the ball. But he sent it to Edison Cavani’s feet, who tried to get into the empty door and was not far from success.
In the 11th minute PSG had a new good opportunity. Uneson Cavani received an excellent centering foul and shot his head, but Lopez had a good position and caught.
In the 17th minute Jeremy Morel had a bit of a beautiful own goal. He overcame Cavani with a centering in the pennant, but headed the ball to his own door, and only Lopes’s brilliant intervention kept the score unchanged.
In the 35th minute Fekir fired again, but this time Areolla was ready and without any particular problems caught the ball in his hands.
In the 36th minute, guests had to make a forced change. Killian Mabé left the pitch on a stretcher after a heavy clash with goalkeeper Lopez. Julian Draxler appeared in his place.
In the added time of the first half, PSG came to a leveling. Daniel Alves advanced to the right and with a soft centering found Leavin Curzavas in the penalty shootout that sent the ball into the crossbar and from there to the 1: 1 door.
57 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead of the ball. Daniel Alvesch broke his back, Judge Clemens Turien set off to show him a yellow card, but the Brazilian started arguing with the referee, who without any thoughts changed his mind and drew a direct red card.
The numerical advantage gave impetus to the Kids game and in the 62nd minute Mariano Diaas jumped into a shot in the pennant but the shot was saved by Alfonso Areola.
In the 86th minute Bertrand Traore made a great long shot, which was saved by the goal keeper.
In the added time of the fight, the drama became complete. PSG was wrong on the ball, allowing Lyon to organize a counterattack. The ball was handed to Memphis Depaie in front of the penalty area, he released his space for a blow and made a real bomb under the beam for the final 2: 1.
So Lyon returned the second place in the standings with 48 points. So “Kids” melted their PSG latency at 8 points, but at this stage, Parisians hardly have too much cause for concern.
Alexis successfully passed the medical examinations at Man United
Alexis Sanchez’s transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United can now be considered as certain. Yesterday, the Chilean passed the medical examinations at the Red Devils base in Carrington, which was the last condition before the deal was finalized, the Manchester Evening News reported.
Sanchez was shot as he arrived at United’s training base after landing at Manchester Airport earlier this day with a private plane. Tonight he is placed in the Loouri Hotel, tomorrow the transfer will be officially announced, and on Tuesday the Chilean will be able to start training with his new teammates.
Meanwhile, it is expected tomorrow to announce officially the passing of Henrich Mhhtaaryan to Arsenal. As is well known, this is part of the Sanchez transfer deal at Old Trafford.
Alexis is expected to become the most expensive player in the history of Manchester United. For the next four and a half years it will cost the Black Devils a total of 180 million pounds in the form of wages and bonuses.
Barca scored a goal after a goal in Sevilla and is already counting the matches to the title
Leader in Primera Barcelona recorded a noisy 5: 0 victory over Betis in a 20th round match. After a difficult first half time, the Catalan team left no doubt about their superiority and scored through Ivan Rakitic (59), Lionel Messi (64 and 80) and Luis Suarez (69 and 90). Barca is already leading 11 points in front of the second Atletico Madrid and 19 in front of the Real Madrid champion, who is playing less. Luis Suarez scored his 100th goal in La Liga for Barcelona after just 114 games.
Andre Gomes found a place in the starting 11 of Ernesto Valverde. Sergi Roberto entered the midfield in the absence of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho. Thomas Vermelen had a part of the game pitch and away for Gerard Pique. Sevilli were ranked 4-3-3 with Joaquin, Sergio Leon and Cristian Tejo in front.
Bettis – Barcelona + 11
The hosts started in a hurry and looked more often at the door of Mark-Andre Stegen. In the third minute, Rizza Dourmishi advanced to the left and centered dangerously. The Camp Nou players were wrong on the way and Andres Guardado made a very heavy blow as the ball went to satirites from the bar and went out. At the seventh minute the judge did not see well and dealt the Andalusian team, pointing out instead of a corner. In the 11th Pique stood at the right place and crossed a seeming goal shot.
In the 12th, the defender with number 3 dropped Joaquin, who headed too high by ten meters. The ball was a tough shot, just before the impact. “Los Verdiblancos” had more control over the ball. The leader in Primera approached patiently and rarely attacked Antonio Adan’s door. In the 25th minute Sergi Roberto slumped into the penalty area and struck a shot, sending the ball over the bar. The Spanish national could go to free Jordi Alba, but chose another.
Betis – Barcelona 0: 5 + 11
In the 27th, Ivan Rakitič tried a distant shot of about 23 meters – Adan was prepared and captured. In the second half of the half-time, the “los coules” had more control over the ball, and their rival decided to pull back and save effort. In the 31st Barca he organized a speed attack, Luis Suarez took the role of assistant and handed over to Messi, who shot from a difficult position and found the outside of the net. In the 39th, Vermelenne was injured in a sprint and had to leave the game at the expense of the recovered Samuel Umtiti.
The first good opportunity for the second part was created by the hosts. Fabian Ruis shot insignificantly in the 56th minute, Ter Stegen for a moment missed the ball but managed the situation. Three minutes later, the barcellons found the result. Luis Suarez saw space in the defense of Balompière and brought Raquitic in a great way. The Croat popped himself against the goal keeper and technically headed Adnan goalkeeper – 0: 1.
Betis – Barcelona 0: 5 + 11
Just five minutes later, guests took advantage of a new blatant mistake in protecting the “green-whites”. Fabian Ruis was backward and covered the ambush. Sergio Buscques took away, Messi received the ball alone against the goalie and did not hesitate to hit – 0: 2. In the 69th, Catalunya’s lead swelled to three clear goals. Rakitic centered to the penalty spot where Luis Suarez finished off with a nice blow from the air, sending the ball into the net – 0: 3.
In the 80th Sevilli’s defense, it is again acting unconditionally. Luis Suarez found the Messi in a wonderful way. The Argentine advanced, came into the penalty area, swung and then quietly sent the ball into the net as if there was no goalkeeper – 0: 4. It was La Laguna number 19 in the Primera Liga. In the 83rd Reserve, Gerard Deulofeuf failed to score from the goal after he missed the ball. In the 90th Suarez formed the final 0: 5 after assisting Messi.
Barca is already thinking about the defeat of the King’s Cup with Espanyol next Thursday. “Los Cules” lagged 0: 1 after the first match.
Villarreal headed for Roma’s disappointment
The attacker of Roma Gregor Deflell is an object of Villarreal interest. The Spanish club wants to step up in an offensive plan and plans to bid for the 26-year-old Frenchman.
Deflell came to Olympiacos in the summer of Sassolo with senior coach Eusebio Di Francesco. It is he who insisted on his attraction, but so far the attacker disappointed and from the beginning of the season has not scored any goals. Despite this fact, Di Francesco continues to trust Deflell and does not want to share with him.
Villarreal hopes to convince the player himself that it will be better for him to move to a team he will play more often. The sports director of Roma Monchi does not mind such an option.
Perez to Cristiano: There is no money for a higher salary
Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has disappointed Cristiano Ronaldo with the justification that he has no money to raise his salary. According to the newspaper AS this happened during a conversation between the two in the autumn. Currently, the striker takes 21 million euros a season and his big opponent, Lionel Messi, has twice as much revenue as a contract with his club.
The Portuguese did not believe the words of his boss, because in the summer Perez was ready to throw over 100 million euros for Kilian Mabé and is currently trying to bring Neimar, which costs 222 million euros.
Cristiano’s weak games only increase the pressure on Santiago Bernabeu and it is unclear how far all this will go.
After winning the Champions League in early June, Florentino had promised Ronaldo that he would raise the financial terms of his contract, but that did not happen.
At 17:15 today, the CR7 will look for the goals at Deportivo La Coruña’s household.
Clop: It is impossible for a Liverpool player to leave as Alexis Sanchez
Liverpool manager Jurgen Clop is convinced that a player of Merseyside would not leave Anfield in the same way as Alexis Sanchez is expected to do. The Chilean striker has to move from Arsenal to Manchester United in the near hours.
“No Liverpool footballer would have gone to another Premier League team during the season. So I see the loyalty of the players. We have not been together for 10 years. We are not at the beginning, but still things are fresh and we are on the right track, we are in the right direction. I know we are far from being perfect, but we are on the right track, “said Clapton, quoted by Liverpool Echo. “This does not mean that players can not leave the club, but we have to make sure that it is not often that a player wants to leave the club when we want to keep him. But part of the business is to sell or want to sell players, “continued Clop.
“I know Alexis Sanchez might be going from one club to another. But you ask me about Liverpool – I do not see our player who would do that now. This is not criticism of Alexis. He is a fantastic player and apparently wants to leave the summer, but then it did not happen, and now it seems more likely, “the German said.
Asked if he is confident that a Liverpool footballer could not leave Anfield in the same way to sign a big club from England, Clop was categorical. “I’m not just confident – I know it’s impossible. No player here is going to say, “OK, in the middle of the season I’ll go there or there.” I really can not see this situation. ”
“It’s just my feeling, I have no written contract with the players that they will not, but that’s my feeling,” said Clop.
Neymar missed a perfect moment to honor Cavani
Saint-Germain smashed Dijon’s team with 8: 0 with four goals to Brazilian star Neymar, who assisted and for two more, on top of the pitch waving his head disappointed. Despite his performance today, there was a serious group of PSG fans who were booing him when he refused to give Essonne Cavani a penalty kick in the 83rd minute for 8-0. So far, the result was 7: 0 and Cavani, who scored 3-0 in the 21st minute, needed a goal to become the top scorer of all time in the club.
It was a perfect moment to show Neymar that the relationship between the two was getting better, but apparently the Brazilian wanted to prove something else and took the ball to score his fourth goal in the match. The audience also began to chant the name of the Uruguayan striker, but Neymar was jealously made to not hear or react.
The incident between the two of September, known as a penalty shootout, broke out after Cavani did not let Neamar beat the penalty and missed it. At the end of the match, Neymar took the ball from the referee – something that was accepted for the players with a hat-trick in the match, but he did not look very happy when he left. He then returned to the dressing room, despite his choice of a player, and did not wait for the reporters to interview.
“Maybe he is a little bit bit more, which is understandable: a player can not score four goals and his own audience boom,” said Toma Munij from PSG.
It should be noted that Cavani was not angry and went to congratulate Neymar after the penalty shot.
The goalkeeper who caught a second penalty of Leo Messi
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could not help his team to win this time and bluuranas retreated to Espanyol with a 1-0 win in the first quarterfinals of the King’s Cup. The flea missed a penalty in the 62nd minute and it was his 21th pass from 86 performances with the Losecole team.
It is curious that Espanyol goalie Diego Lopez, who is known as the “duze”, for the second time saves a strike from Messi’s 11 meters and is thus a record holder, the Madrid newspaper Marka writes. The other such case is January 31, 2008, when Lopez keeps the Villarreal door and is now under the Queen’s Parrot Cup, and Pau is the right choice for coach Kicke Sanchez Flores in the Primera Liga Championship.
Officially from Juve: We do our best to sign with Can
Juventus is doing everything possible to convince Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to sign the “bianconers”. This recognition was made by the executive director of Italian champion Giuseppe Marotta. The contract of the 24-year-old German with Merseyside expires on June 30, and he has already the right to negotiate with other clubs. About two weeks ago, the Apennines reported that Can had already signed a pre-contract with Juve. These days, however, the player revealed he has signed with no club for the moment and has not ruled out the possibility of staying in Liverpool.
“Emre Can is a footballer whose contract expires, allowing us to contact him for negotiations, of course we are using this opportunity.” I can not say if he has a chance of rewriting with Liverpool, but I can say he will we try everything we can to get it to us, of course we have to respect the player’s desire, “said Marato.
Wenger confirmed: It is very likely that there will be a Sanchez-Mhitarian exchange
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed at today’s press conference that Henrich Mhhhtiaryan will be included in the deal on Alexis Sanchez’s transfer to Manchester United. According to the Frenchman, the operation is likely to be completed in the next 24 hours, but if that does not happen, Sanchez will play for Arsenal on Saturday.
“This whole story has been well documented in the media, so I do not have much to add, it may happen that it may not happen and if it does not happen, Sanchez will play for us on Saturday, for 30 years I’ve been working on transfers, so it is very likely that this happens, but at any moment or minute things can fail.While a transfer is not finalized, there is a chance it will not happen.There is no guarantee for these things.This is the transfer market. ”
Asked if Mhhhtiaryan would take the other way and become an Arsenal player. Wenger replied: “Yes, because I like this player, we have met many times while he was still in Dortmund, and he appreciates the quality of our game.” Salary will not be a big deal.
Wenger added that he was confident that the other expired contract, Messut Ozil, would not be sold this month. The experienced manager, however, kept silent about the possible transfers of Pierre-Emerich Obamayang and Johnny Evans, saying that for now, these things are better kept “in secret.” However, Bordeaux Malcom’s wings will not be attracted to the winter transfer window.
Sky Sports: United and Alexis clasped their hands, soon announcing the deal
Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez have agreed on the personal conditions of the player, Sky Sports reports, adding that the deal with Arsenal will be announced very soon. The contract will be for 4.5 years with an annual salary of 14 million pounds (270,000 per week). That is, Henry Mhhtaaryan has agreed to take the opposite direction to the Emirates.
While Mhitariyan was not part of the plans for this transfer, it was written that Jose Mourinho would pay about 30-35 million pounds to Londoners, and another 5 million would ask Sanchez’s agent. It is not clear now what the parameters will be with the inclusion of the former Borussia footballer (Dortmund). Mino Raiola, who is the manager of the Mitharian, expects a solid bonus.
The Telegraph also reports a deal between the Chilean and Manchester United, but says that Mhhhtiriyan has not yet made a decision and this is delaying.
Liverpool relinquished Cardiff midfielder
Liverpool midfielder Marko Gruic will play until the end of the season in the second division Cardiff. Red Star Adolescent has only 3 games with a total of 13 game minutes for the Reds this season in the Premier League and hopes to get more chances to play in Cardiff. 21-year-old Gruev was drawn from Liverpool in early 2016 against 7 million euros.
Official: Walcott signed with Everton
Arsenal’s flanking striker, Tio Walcott, was officially sold to Everton, said Goodon Park. The English footballer signed a “caramel” contract by the summer of 2021. According to sources from Sky Sports, the “balls” will receive a transfer amount of 20 million pounds.
This season the 28-year-old Thio was the longest-time player in the London club after arriving at Arsenal in 2006. Walcott is the second winter addition to Liverpool’s club after Chen Tusun, who came to Everton for 27 millions pounds.
The judging committee takes the hasty judge in France
Chief referee Tony Shapron will be investigated after kicking footballer Diego Carlos from Nantes in the French football match last night against Paris Saint-Germain. The jury will meet to examine the case and decide whether to impose a penalty on the arbiter.
The incident happened in the added time when, when sprinting, Shapron turned abruptly to Carlos, and after an involuntary contact between them he stumbled and fell. Seconds later, the judge stood up and showed Carlos’s second yellow and red card.
“I know that running a football match is difficult, but referees sometimes have to be held accountable for their actions, and if one of us does something like that, he will surely get 10 game penalties,” said Nanut Valanton Ronnie’s striker.
Man United asked Moura confirms: I leave PSG
Paris Saint-Germain’s winger – Lucas Moura will leave the club, he admitted after the meeting with Nantes. The Brazilian has been in the crowd for a transfer away from Park de Préses for months, but speculation about his future has increased in recent weeks. He went to Paris from São Paulo in 2013 for over 40 million euros, but it is increasingly difficult to find a place in the team. Lucas has 45 goals in 228 PSG games. The Parisians pulled the wing at the last minute after he was called for a new addition to Manchester United after the Brazilian was liked by Sir Alex Ferguson. “The Red Devils” are watching the situation at the moment and are once again considered to be the primary wishes for the player’s signature.
“Unfortunately, this is definitely the end of my PSG stay, I’m not going to stay,” said Lucas, who looked at the victory victory of PSG over Nantes with 1: 0 last night.
100-million Dembele “broke” again
Barcelona’s million-dollar summer purchase, Usman Dembele is back in the “infirmary.” The French national will be treated between 3 and 4 weeks for a leg injury at last weekend with Real Sociedad, said Camp Nou. The trauma is at the same place that was operated last September, but in this case there is only a stretch.
The player over 100 million euro has certainly missed five matches from the Primera Division against Betis, Alayes, Espanyol, Getafe and Aibar. Dembele will also be missing in the upcoming duels with Espanyol in the 1/8-cup final of the King’s Cup. Camp Nou also reported that Captain Andres Iniesta did not play yesterday against Real Sociedad because of a gap in the calf of his right foot and is a serious question mark for the upcoming matches.
In Spain, they are convinced: Cristiano wants to leave in the direction of Manchester
Golden Ball Winner Cristiano Ronaldo feels cheated and thinks of leaving Real Madrid. The authoritative AS newspaper brings the news to its first page today. The Portuguese ace is angry with Florentino Perez because the boss of the royal club has not fulfilled his promise. The big boss of Santiago Bernabeu promised Cristiano a bigger salary after the Los Merengues won the Champions League final last summer.
“Cristiano is badly hurt because he feels cheated,” sources from AS, close to the superstar, say. Ronaldo is only fifth in salary size, giving Lionel Messi and Neimar seriously. Number 7 wants to return to Manchester United, where he first climbed the soccer picks peak.
Manchester City with an offer for Fred, but the answer is “no”
England’s Premier League Manchester City has made an official offer for Shakhtar (Donetsk) Fred’s midfielder but was rejected. The offer was worth 45 million pounds, but the Ukrainians are reluctant to release the 24-year-old midfielder against this amount, revealed Manchester Evening News.
Fred is the footballer for whom Josep Guardiola is pushing the most. The Brazilian national has made an excellent season so far. In the league of Ukraine he has 16 matches and 2 goals, but his most valuable qualities are the ability to stop opposing attacks and inexhaustible energy. In his face, Guardiola sees Fernandino’s perfect replacement, who also comes to Etihad of Shakhtar. Manchester United and Arsenal are also interested in Fred, but it is unclear whether they will come out with offers up to the end of the transfer window or hope to attract the midfielder in the summer.
The Brazilian recently admitted in an interview that he had renewed his contract with Shakhtar for five years.
No winner in the Sheffield Battle
The clash between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wells did not meet the expectations of the fans and ended without goals. “Blades” dominated most of the game, but in the end they had to thank Simon Murray for saving them from the loss of Bramble Lane.
Earlier this season, Wenzdhy lost 2: 4 to his home team and it was one of the games that showed that the “owls” were not ready for promotion in the Premier League. At the other end is the performance of the returning to the Championship United. Chris Wilder’s boys have the third best attack in the division and are in the Playoffs area.
No winner in the Steel City derby + 30
The Steel City Derby started with several sharp attacks on both doors. The hosts wagered mostly in long shots, and Wendy was counting on long-handed forward Lucas Joao and Jordan Rhodes. In the middle of the half-time, a good chance of a goal was opened in front of the midfielder Ross Wallace, but he fired out.
After the break, both goalkeepers showed the class. Particularly impressive was the rescue of the blade guard, Moore, who knocked Adam Reach into a corner shot. At this time the guests were already with a lesser player after defender Glen Lovens received a red card in the 64th minute.
No winner in the Steel City derby + 30
After the draw, Sheffield United took sixth with 43 points and Wenzdie’s team, led by his new manager, Yos Lughuy, was only 15, 12 points behind the blades.
The convincing leader in Championship is Fulham with 61 points, followed by Derby County with 47, Cardiff City and Bristol City with 47 and Aston Villa with 44.
Bayern interrupted a bad series and started the year with a win
The start of the second half in the Bundesliga began with the defeat of Bayern Munich (Munich) to one of the stadiums most inhospitable to Bavaria. Against Bayer (Leverkusen), Jup Hainkes’s team made a 3: 1 lead, but there were also difficult moments after the break. Javier Martinez and Frank Ribery provided a good advance on the Munich Grand Prix, and Kevin Folland cut in the 70th minute, after which the “aspirins” could even catch up. At the end, however, the hosts got tired and a jealous performance of Hamers Rodriguez from a foul put a point of the dispute.
For Bayern, this is the first win of Bayerna in 2013. In his next three games as a guest of the former team of Dimitar Berbatov the German record holder did not win once and did not score a goal.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
The Bavarians now have a 14-point lead in front of the second Schalke 04, while Bayer is in 4th place but has suffered the first home loss of the season and broke his 12-game series without defeat in the Bundesliga.
The large absentees in Jup Hainkes’ squad were injured Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski, as well as Mats Hummel, who became a father and also missed the match. Sven Ulriah was at the door, and the four defenders in front of him were Rafina, Jerome Boateng, Niklas Zule and David Alaba. Javier Martinez, Arturo Vidal and Chames Rodriguez formed the trio in the middle of the pitch, veterans Arien Robben and Frank Ribery attacking the wings, and Thomas Muller at the top of the attack. New addition Sandro Wagner made a re-debut after the break.
Bayer’s coach Hajko Herlich bet on a three-defender chip stand with Jonathan Ta, Sven Bender and Wendell. Kevin Foleland was in the top position, and Kay Hawtherts and Julian Brant were just behind him. Rapid Carim Bellarabi and Leon Bailey were on both flanks.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
The duel began as expected, and Bayern sought a break in the defense of the aspirins with long-term play. There was no such thing, and the hosts’ press was encouraged by the Baiarera audience.
In the 4th minute Robben broke off to the right, overcame Ta and handed over to free Ribery. The Frenchman slowed down, and Belarabi blatantly blocked him before Vidal had committed a violation. Gradually Leverkusen equalized the game and attempted a few attacks, but without firing a shot at Ulrich’s door. At the 16th minute Vidal decided to surprise Bernd Leno from a very small angle. The German national, however, responded well and won the corner. The defensive attack also brought Leverkusen’s cleanest situation to the break. Dominique Coor increased the lead as he successfully challenged the guests’ central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
In the middle of the half-time, Leno just watched as Chames fired powerfully from the border of the penalty area, but in that situation there was no goal. Bayern, however, took the lead in the 32nd minute. After a corner kick Arturo Vidal deflected the ball, the home defender did not clear it and Havi Martinez shot Leno.
In the minutes until the end of the half-time, Hainkes’ composition completely controlled the pitch. Chames was very confident in his actions, and Vidal and Martinez quickly frustrated the hosts’ attempts to organize dangerous attacks.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
Leverkusen definitely looked better after the game resumed. Bailey was up and Kevin Folland reached more balls. In the 54th minute, Brant’s big shot rebounded, but the ball went out. Seconds later Bailey easily eliminated Zule and technically transferred Ulrich, but for Bayern’s luck, the ball “landed” on the crossbar.
The Bavarians responded, and Muller was near the goal. The captain of the guests did a good job, but he did not get inside the door. In the 59th minute, Hamses handed over to Ribery, overcame his opponent and found the nearby corner of the door for 0: 2.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
Surprisingly, the second shot did not calm the Munich people, who started to get more and more mistakes. In a game for Bayer Benjamin Henricus and Lucas Alario appeared, which contributed to the offensive actions of the team to become significantly more interesting. In the 70th minute, Flander fired and rikked at Zule’s legs, defeating Ulrich, who had nothing to do. The intrigue returned, and the hosts felt they had all the chances of saving themselves from the first defeat of their stadium during the season.
In the 76th minute, one of the few mistakes of Havi Martinez could be expensive for Bayern. The lost ball in the middle of the field set off an excellent counter, but this time Foxand slowed and Boateng prevented him from equalizing.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
Chance also had Lucas Alario’s reserve, which made a great master kick in the far corner, but the ball went slightly above the beam.
Ten minutes before the end of a game for Bayern came Sandro Wagner, who came this winter from Hoffenheim. This was a repeat debut for the striker with the Bavarian team in 10 years.
Bayer (Leverkusen) – Bayern Munich (Munich) 1: 3 + 30
Despite their enormous desire, Herlich’s footballers depleted their physical strength and the last minutes were more relaxed for Bayern. Moreover, at the end of the regular time, Hamers Rodriguez won a penalty in the penalty area and his subsequent performance did not leave Leno 3: 1 and 3 points for the Bavarian machine.
Napoli is ahead of Inter for Deulofeu
Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu’s wings are close to Camp Nou. Most likely, he will return to Italy, where last season he made strong matches with Milan’s team. Inter and Napoli are now interested in him. Yesterday, Deulofeu’s agent was spotted in Naples for talks with the leaders of the A Series. Barca will agree to release Deullofe for 20m euros, but Napoli hopes to drop the price by 4-5m euros.
The possible deal also depends on Simone Verdi. Bologna’s star must decide whether to go to San Paolo by the end of the month or after the end of the season. Bologna has already accepted Napoli’s offer, and if Verdi puts on the sky-blue team, the Deullofe option might fail. Separately, the Spaniard himself prefers to go to Inter, but the “Nerazzur” wants him to rent while Barcelona is pushing to sell him.
One thing is certain: after Philippe Kouttinho’s arrival, 23-year-old Deulofeuf will have to look for luck away from Cam Nou.
The passes were angry with Conte
Negative against Arsenal in the first League Cup semi-final is not a bad result for Chelsea, but the team must be more focused on the opponent’s door. This is the focus of the Blue Man’s statement, Antonio Conte, after last night’s London derby.
“We create quite a lot of goals, but if we want to win, we have to put them in. If luck is not on our side, we end in a draw,” said Conte.
“Our chances of winning the final are 50%, but we have not allowed a goal, which is important, but Arsenal will not be easy and we have to be ready for a serious battle,” said the Italian specialist.
The rematch of the Emirates is on January 24th.
Wenger explained why Alexis was a substitution
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the players after Chelsea’s zero draw in the first League Cup semifinals. He also answered the most interesting question: why Alexis Sanchez stayed on the bench and appeared in the game only after the break.
“We played well and we showed a team spirit, our game was organized, but we did not have the creativity in the second half in the second half, Chelsea created a small position, I’m happy with the draw and in the second game we have to finish the race and qualify for the final” , said Wenger.
“As for Alexis, I knew that I could count on him in the last half hour, and I expected that we would have to defend ourselves before, and that his entry was supposed to help us in the end.” The fact that Sanchez was a reserve has nothing to do with a possible transfer, “the Frenchman was categorical.
Liverpool starts to spend the money on Coutinho
Part of the money that Liverpool received for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona could be used to advance Nabi Keita. The midfielder of the RB (Leipzig) has already agreed on about 50m euros and has to join the Merseyside after the end of the season. Liverpool, however, is trying to get the national of Guinea now, and according to Bild, the German club is willing to negotiate. The newspaper says Leipzig will release Anfield’s 22-year-old midfielder 6 months earlier against additional compensation of 15-20 million euros.
From Liverpool they contacted their German counterparts immediately after the sale of Coutinho. Initially, in Leipzig they were not fascinated by the idea of splitting earlier than planned with one of their most important players, but then changed their position. Since the beginning of the season Keita has 20 games and 5 goals in the Bundesliga.
The other news about Liverpool is related to Roberto Firmino. According to The Telegraph, he has received a contract proposal that will keep him in Liverpool for the rest of his career. Brazil’s current contract is until 2020.
Barca officially announced the second new addition for this summer
Barcelona has officially announced the transfer of central defender Jeri Mina, who comes from Palmeiras. The deal is worth 11.8 million euros, and the 23-year-old Colombian will sign a contract for 5.5 years. The exemption clause in his contract will amount to 100 million euros.
Jerry Fernando Mina Gonzalez, as the player’s full name, is 195 centimeters high and was a transfer goal for Ernesto Valverde in the summer, but then there was no deal. He started his career in Deportivo Pasto, but played only as a teenager and amateur, and then moved to Santa Fe in 2014. He currently has 9 games and scored three goals with Columbia’s national jersey.
Later, Camp Nou will announce when it will be the second new addition to the Catalans for this winter after Philippe Coettinho.
Napoli tempts Verdi with a triple salary
Napoli is ready to triple the salary of Simone Verdi to persuade him to accept the transfer proposal to San Paolo in January. Bologna’s winger is heavily wished by Neapolitan coach Maurizio Sari, even believing that the two clubs have agreed on a deal worth 24m euros.
For now, however, Verdi himself has the transfer. He is not entirely convinced that it is appropriate to change club membership in the middle of the season.
It is for this reason that Napoli will try to tempt him to change his mind with a serious salary. San Paolo is ready to offer him a 4-year contract with an option for another, and the player’s remuneration will be 1.7 million euros per season, with additional bonuses up to 2 million. Currently, Verdi takes much less in Bologna, where he scores against 650,000 euros per year.
Today Arsenal is negotiating Alexis’ substitute?
Arsenal officials will have a meeting today with Malcolm’s agents from Bordeaux on a possible transfer of the player to Emirates, revealed the popular journalist Gianluca Di Marzzo. The 20-year-old Brazilian is Arsene Wenger’s main goal for Alexis Sanchez’s replacement, who has refused to renew his contract and will almost certainly go to Manchester City.
Manchester United and Tottenham are also among the candidates for Malcom. An offer of “spurs” of just over EUR 30 million has already been rejected by the French club. Arsenal is now expected to offer about 50 million euros, and it is interesting how it will react to Tottenham Hotspur. According to Esporte, Londoners will not give up so easily.
It is likely that Jose Mourinho does not participate in the bid because, according to the latest information, he has negotiated Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain.
In Real, they confronted Zidane: Do not play those who train the best
Real Madrid’s young players have expressed their dissatisfaction with Zinedine Zidane’s attitude to them during yesterday’s coaching match with the team. Before the training, the Frenchman held a 45-minute talk with his team because of the recent crisis. According to Cadena SER at the meeting, the youngsters told him that they did not play those who did the best. So they blame him for relying heavily on the players who were the base of successes last season, but they are far from the form.
Evidence of the worsened atmosphere in the dressing room is also Zidane’s exaggerated behavior during the last press conferences. Real is 16 points from Barcelona in the Primera Liga, and we are just the beginning of January.
Tonight, the coach is expected to rely primarily on his young players in the rematch against Numancia from the 1/8-Cup Finals of Spain. Real has a lead of 3: 0 since the first match and the match of Santiago Bernabeu seems protocols.
Zlatan complained of racism
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic complained about racism in Sweden. According to him, the criticism of the Swedish media is due to him.
“It’s not about open, but hidden racism. If I was called Anderson or Svensson and I was a blonde with blue eyes, they would have defended me even if I had robbed a bank, but they obviously can not accept Zlatan as it is. The attitude towards and to others for the same mistakes is different.
Let me, it only makes me stronger. I am the best that happened in Swedish football and I have done more than any other. I am the best, “Ibrahimovic told Canal +.
They revealed what number Coutinho will play in Barcelona
Barcelona’s new arrival, Philippe Coutinho, who signed his contract with the Catalans today and was officially presented to fans, will play with a Camp Toule No 14 t-shirt. The trick is emblematic because it played one of the club’s greatest legends – Johan Cruyff. The information has not yet been officially confirmed by the club, but according to Sky Sports it is certain. Currently, the number is occupied by Javier Mascherano, but the Argentine is expected to leave Barcelona and release it soon.
The “ten” with which Coutinho plays in Liverpool belongs to Lionel Messi. He assumed that the Brazilian could get No. 7, currently Arda Turan, who is also supposed to leave this month. There is a theory that “the week” will be kept for another major transfer goal for Barcelona next summer – Antoine Grizzman.
Today it became clear that Coutinho will miss the next three weeks because of a thigh injury. This means that in Barcelona they will have enough time to finalize the transfer of Mascherano and organize everything.
Coutinho: For the rest of my life I will bring Liverpool in my heart
Barcelona’s new star Philippe Coutinho, who officially signed his contract with the Catalans yesterday, farewell to Liverpool supporters through an emotional letter posted on social networks. In it, the 25-year-old Brazilian expressed his hope that the fans of Merseyside will understand his decision, and he also assured that for the rest of his life he would bring Liverpool in his heart.
“Since my arrival in Liverpool, I and my family have been well received and created so many friendships.” We felt the beauty of this club and its fans, both on and off the pitch, and I hope I have brought memories in return moments that made the fans of Liverpool happy, coming to Liverpool, I knew about the greatness and history of the club, but what I felt during my stay was the unique heart and soul of this place, it has its own personality and character. I’m leaving Liverpool, because Barcelona is my dream .. Liverpool was also a dream I was able to accomplish, and to which I dedicated five years of my life, the career of the field did not last so long and I play for Barcelona, as it was for Liverpool, it is something I want to try and enjoy it while I’m blessed to be able to do it I hope fans will understand that my choice to try something new does not mean that their importance as well as the importance of the club have diminished for me. Nothing could quench this in my heart. I wish Jurgen and the team only joy and success until the end of the season and then. This is an incredible composition that is getting better. There are so many people to whom I would like to thank, but I can not name everyone separately. At the headquarters that was part of my Liverpool life – I miss you. I would like to thank the owners who so diligently tried to bring success to the club; the selection team who believed me and brought me here, encouraging me during this trip; to my amazing teammates, former and current, who helped me to grow up and develop as a player and a person. Finally, I turn to the most important people in Liverpool – the supporters. I will never be able to thank you for what you gave me during that time, no matter in which part of the world I was. By the end of my life I will bring Liverpool in my heart. You, the club and the city will always be part of me. You’ll Never Walk Alone. ”
Benfica with a Roma substitution offer
The Benfica and Roma leaders are negotiating for Brazilian defender Bruno Perez. Lisbon “eagles” want to take Perez for hire by the end of the season, with an option to redeem it thereafter. Roma do not mind this option because the former Torino football player is among the team’s transfer disappointments and has become a solid reserve.
“Il Tempo” reported that the Moncoli wolfs ‘sporting dictator had a meeting with Peres’ personal agent to discuss his future. The price that Roma is planning to put on the Brazilian is 10 million euros.
During the season Bruno Perez has 10 matches in the “A” series, but most of his performances are like a reserve. His chances of appearing will be further reduced when Dutch national Rick Kardsdorp recovered from injury.
Perez went to the dressing room after the failure of Celta
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has visited the team after another shootout. Last week’s Spanish champions made 2: 2 in their visit to Celta and are already at 16 points from Barcelona leader, and even the second place seems an increasingly difficult task.
“Mr. Perez came to us in the dressing room to encourage the players. That was, nothing else, “admits mentor Zinedine Zidane.
After the remarkable past season in which Real proved to be No. 1 in Europe, things are nowhere near. Barcelona’s 0-2 heavy loss to Bernabeu and the solid lag in La Liga have thickened the clouds over the head coach. So far, however, Perez does not hint at any change in the mentor.
Coutinho is officially a Barcelona player
Philippe revealed that he had spoken to Neimar before signing: “Of course, I talked to Neimar, who said only good things about the team and the city, and I also talked to Luis Suarez and Paulinho, along with Lewis, we almost won the Premier League in Liverpool. “He sent me a lot of messages about the city and the club, which made me want to come even more.”
Coutinho said he was not worried about the fact that he could not play in the Champions League for Barca: “It has always been my dream to come to Barca, this is a unique opportunity, I have a contract for five years, so I hope to play a lot during this period “.
Asked why he really wanted to play in Barcelona, the Brazilian had no doubt: “Barca is the best team in the world, this is an easy question, many of the idols have played here and some of them play here.”
14:50 – Philippe Coutinho first set foot on Camp Nou. He was greeted by thousands of fans who came to welcome him to his new club. The Brazilian showed some skill with the ball.
14:35 – Barcelona president Jose Maria Barthomeu said the player’s desire was key to the transfer. Kouttinho himself also thanked the efforts of the Catalonian leadership: “I want to thank the President and those who made the transfer possible. I am very happy. This is a dream come true. I hope to justify the expectations of the pitch. ”
Gaffe with the official calendar of Milan
The official calendar of World Football Coll. Milan in 2018 shows a strange inaccuracy. On the cover of the club article, eight of the Rosoner stars are seen. The team leader, Leonardo Bonucci, is the team leader, whose team is missing the Adidas logo. This is quite odd, and apparently someone in Italy has made a mistake while processing a collage.
Real Sociedad has forgotten to score
Leganes managed to cheat Real Sociedad 1-0 in a match from the 18th round of La Liga and is only 3 points in the Europe zone. The hosts won after hitting Gabriel’s thigh in the 75th minute.
The Basques had a pronounced territorial advantage in the Madrid suburb, exchanged hundreds of submissions but did not find a way to seriously threaten the rival.
At the same time, the players in green teams not only scored, but once struck a beam through Joseba Saldua in the 69th minute. Shortly after Gabriel’s fall, the same Saldua missed a clear 2-0 chance.
Real Sociedad has only one win in his last seven games in Primera and is 11th.
Bonuci: Excellent start of the year
Milan defender Milanardo Bonuci turned into a hero for his team, bringing his first victory in 2018. The captain of the Rossoneri scored a rather courageous goal for the 1-0 victory over Krotone. After the meeting, he did not hide his joy, saying it was an excellent start to the new year.
“People have been asking me for a while when I’m going to score my first goal for Milan and that’s what happened. Most importantly, we showed a spirit in the first half, and at the end we were suffering together to keep the score. The new year could not have started in a better way. The team wanted to go up. The victory over Inter for the Cup has given us confidence. It seems that we are more likely to take risks. There is still room for improvement, but the fans believe in us, and we have to pay them properly, “Boncus says.
Here’s how much Inter and Espanyol will take from the meals for Coutinho
Barcelona has a new Brazilian superstar in the face of Philippe Coutinho, who will pass to Liverpool’s Camp Nou for the impressive 120m euros plus 40,000,000 bonuses. The big deal will also benefit the former European clubs of the nation of the “seleaso” – Inter and Espanyol.
As is well known, Inter is the first professional engagement in the male age category in the career of Coutinho, who is a teenager of Vasco da Gama, but signed in 2008 with the “Nerazzurri”. He continues to play in the Brazilian team until 2010, then makes two seasons for Giuseppe Meazza.
In the calendar year 2012, however, Inter sent the youngster, then at the age of 19, to Espanyol and in 2013 the Liverpool deal for the non-transparent through the current transfer amounts of 10 million euros.
Inter reserves the right to receive an amount of future transfer to Coutinho, which means that it will now bring 2.5 million euros to the Meazza cashier. Espanyol will receive 300,000 as a “training rights” clause for the player who has been on a rental for a year there.
Spanish coach took Olympiakos
Greek Olympic Champion Olympiakos (Piraeus) appointed senior coach Oscar Garcia, only 24 hours after the dismissal of the previous professional Takis Lemonis. The Piraeus Grand Prix, which has a record 44 championship titles in Greece, has announced the appointment of the 44-year-old specialist on its official page. There are no more details about the length of the contract or the amount to be worked on. But according to local media, the contract is for a year and a half.
The Catalan, who last had a brief period in St. Etienne, is expected to arrive in Athens on Monday. Current assistant coach Christopher Contis will lead the team at the weekend to visit Larissa. Although only 44 years old, Oscar Garcia has a serious career as a coach so far, led teams like Maccabi (Tel Aviv), Brighton, Watford, Red Bull Zerzburg.
In November he left French St. Etienne for lack of understanding with the Board of Directors. Olympiakos started the championship pretty badly and has only topped the lead by 1 point. Only two points is the difference with the teams up to 4-5 place. At the same time, Lemonis will remain in the club, but in another position. 57-year-old specialist inherited Albanian Besnik Hasi after the worst start in the autumn for the team for 30 years.
Liverpool has also begun negotiations with Marez
Liverpool’s leadership has contacted Leicester colleagues about the eventual transfer of Riyadh Marseil. The Algerian is one of the substitutes for Philippe Coettinho, whose transfer to Barcelona is a matter of hours. According to Team, Merseyside has contacted Lester on Friday. The position of the fox manager, Claude Puel, is that he does not want to break up with Marec until the end of the season. It is unclear, however, what Leicester’s decision will make.
In the summer, Marzek filed a transfer request, but he did not arrive. However, this did not affect the shape of the Algerian, who has been playing strong since the start of the season. Chelsea and Roma are interested in it. The summer closest to Marseau was Arsenal, and even then he was told he was also in Barcelona’s accounts.
The other player for whom Liverpool is negotiating is Toma Lomar of Monaco.
Liverpool to go to Dubai without Coutinho, in Spain expect the Brazilian tomorrow at Camp Nou
Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona is a matter of hours. According to the AC, the Brazilian can travel tonight to Catalunya and tomorrow watch the match with Levante from the 18th round of the Primera Liga. The English media agrees that the deal is likely to be finalized this weekend. The trasnfer will total £ 142 million (€ 160 million), while the different sources still have discrepancies in the structure of the payment.
Coutinho missed Everton’s England-based derby yesterday (2: 1), and today he did not travel with the Dubai team. Traditionally, Jurgen Klop leads his team to a short camp in a warm country in the winter. Merseyside will stay for a few days in Dubai, and then return to England to finish their Manchester City derby at the end of next week.
Man City – Burnley
Manchester City hosts Burnley in one of the most interesting matches from the 3rd round of the FA Cup. We will examine this game and offer you our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Manchester City are convincingly the best team in England right now. Pep Guardiola’s side have 15 points advantage in front of Manchester United at the top of the league. The Citizens are playing the best football in the country and nobody even gets close to them in this regard. Most surely they are going to win the Premier League title this season.
And most surely, they will try to win the FA Cup as well.
But it won’t be easy against Burnley.
Burnley are one of the biggest surprises in the Premier League this season. They are 7th in the league standings and they are performing really well. The manager Sean Dyche is doing a fantastic job this season and his team is overperforming. Now Burnley will try to cause a huge upset in the FA Cup, doing the job against Man City. Or at least they will try.
The FA Cup is an important competition, so you can be sure that both managers will rely on their best players for this one. This is the huge difference between the FA Cup and the League Cup. Here it’s not a place for experiments.
This shall be a very good game between two very good sides. Of course, Manchester City are the huge favourite here, but you shall not underrestimate Burnley. They will try to achieve at least a draw, which will grant them the chance to play the second game at home.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the match between Manchester City and Burnley from the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Good luck!
Wenger misses Arsenal’s next three games
Arsene Wenger has received three games in which he will not be able to lead Arsenal from the coaching stadium. The Football Association of England (FA) imposed the sanction on the French language used in the dressing room after the meeting against West Bromwich on the last day of last year.
“He used abusive and inappropriate language that damages the dignity of judges,” the FA said. Wenger was angry at the penalty that West Bromwich received at the end of the match to equal the score. Besides the penalty of three matches, the Frenchman was fined and with £ 40,000 for his event.
Messi can leave Barcelona without money
Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona without a transfer if Catalonia is separated from Spain and the club does not compete in any of the first four leagues in Europe, El Mundo said. The Argentine signed its new treaty in November, seven months before the expiry of the old deal. Messi is bound to Barcelona by June 2021, but has a ransom clause of 700 million euros. The club declined to comment on the information, but said: “In the interest of privacy, the club never commented on the contracts with the players and would never do it.”
Chelsea with a new offer for Barclays and a strange quest for an assailant
Chelsea made a new offer for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley who surprisingly refused a transfer to Stamford Bridge at the very end of the summer transfer window. This time, however, the deal will be brought to a successful end. According to the media, this can happen today, as Londoners will pay 15 million pounds for the 24-year-old player. It is alleged that Barclay, whose contract with Everton expires at the end of the season, is in London yesterday.
According to Stamford Bridge’s Daily Mail, they have also made a surprising request to West Ham for striker Andrew Carl, whom Antonio Conte wants to rent as an alternative to Alvaro Morata. A few days ago Chelsea’s manager said the other striker in the Mishi Batshuai team could leave if he is not satisfied with his status as a reserve. The Daily Mail says Chelsea representatives have even met with Carl’s agent. However, David Mose’s manager of the hammers was opposed to such a transfer.
Did Barcelona raise the offer for Coutinho?
While Britain’s media still do not agree on whether Barcelona has made an official bid for Liverpool star Philippe Coyutne, the Times has reported that not only has this offer but even improved. According to the respected journalist Paul Joyce, who is running close to the Anfield club, the Catalans have offered £ 142m for the Brazilian. 106 of these will be paid as a basic amount and 36 will be in the form of bonuses. This time, however, the bonuses are quite realistic and are related to the number of matches and trophies that the Brazilian will accumulate and have nothing to do with the hard-earned bonuses set in the rejected offers in the summer. Then, from the Camp Nou have included clauses of the sort of winning the “Golden Ball” by Kouttinho.
The same source claims that the two clubs are already in contact with each other and are negotiating through the players.
Mirrone points to a similar amount of £ 140 million, and the two Liverpool and Barcelona disputes about the structure of the payment. Merseyside want the base amount of the transfer to be higher – about 120 million. The remaining 20 million will be in the form of bonuses.
Sevilla has done an excellent job in visiting Cadiz
The team of Sevilla has done an excellent job of visiting Cádiz in the 1/8-Cup final of Spain. Vincenzo Montetella’s graduates achieved a 2-0 win, which largely gives them confidence that they will continue in the next phase of the tournament.
Sevilci took the lead in the 9th minute. Then Nolitoto advanced in the penalty area to the left, flipping a defender and made a surprise shot in the near corner, which caught the goalkeeper unprepared and the ball tangled in the net for 0: 1.
In the 23rd minute the visitors doubled their lead. Jesus Navas received a long pass at speed, advanced and coolly realized for 0: 2.
So Seville took a comfortable lead before the rematch of Ramon Sanchez Pichuan, which will be played on January 11th.
A beautiful and a controversial goal helped Juve reach a 1/2-final
The Juventus team continues to defend the Italian Cup. Tonight the “bianconers” won a 2: 0 derby with Torino’s local enemy in the 1/4-final phase of the tournament. Massimiliano Allegra’s graduates reached the success of Douglas Kosta in the 15th and Mario Mandjukich in the 67th minute. The attack on the Brazilian was quite beautiful, while the Croatian was quite controversial because of a violation of Sami Kedera in the course of the attack, which was not judged by the judge, even after using the VAR technology. However, Juve’s success was completely deserved because the black and white players dominated the whole game and missed a bunch of great positions, and goalkeeper Vanya Milinkovic-Savic scored a few brilliant rescues to avoid being defeated.
Starter Eleven of “Old Lady” was missing today Gonzalo Iguaine, with the trio in attack being made by Douglas Kosta, Mario Manjukic and Paulo Diballa. In the middle of the pitch, the game was built by Bless Matthew, Miralem Pianic and Claudio Marquisio.
For Torino, the big missing today was Andrea Belotti, who was injured and did not even fall into the group. In his absence, the trio in the attack was Mbaie Niang, Jagi Falke and Alex Berenger. Afrie Acua, Thomas Rincon and Daniele Baselli started off in the middle of the pitch.
The first more dangerous attack on the match was Juventus, and in the 7th minute Miralem Pianic scored a shot that was saved by Vanya Milinkovic-Savic.
In the 15th minute the hosts came to the opening of the score. Torino’s defender did not clear the ball and she came to Douglas Kosta who, without any delay, volunteered her under the bar for 1: 0.
Torino could very quickly return to the match. Mbaie nienang was eyed in a free kick and struck from the left with a real cannonball. A minute later, Thomas Rincon shoots to Wojciech Shceši’s door, but the goalkeeper intervenes well and rescues.
In the 28th minute Juventus organized a new excellent attack. Douglas Kosta came to the left and returned to the invading position Paulo Diballa, who fired vigorously, but Milinkovic-Savic with a brilliant reflex saved.
In the 30th minute, the second time they sent the ball to the opponent’s door, but the attack was due to ambush Douglas Kosta.
In the 44th minute Paulo Diballa dribbled at speed and made a diagonal blow that went off the door.
At the start of the second half Juve continued to push and in the 52nd minute Kosta put a great pass on the ground for Mario Manjukic in the penalty area, but he narrowly missed the ball and missed an incredible chance to double the score.
In the 59 th minute, Blessed Matthewi received a brilliant pass in the keeper’s corner but his shot went just over the bar.
In the 63rd minute, Daniele Rugani was in the lead and headed the door but without hindering the opponent’s watch.
In the 67th minute, Juventus doubled its lead. Dibala’s pass attempt did not get, but a happy ricochet in a defender sent the ball to Mangkic’s legs, who advanced and cold-blooded the ball over the goal keeper for 2: 0. However, Turin’s players protested that there was a violation of Sami Kedera in the attack on the goal. Judge Daniele Doverie decided to look at the record, but even that did not convince him that he had to cancel the shot.
In the 74th minute, Paulo Diballa was put in the box, putting the ball into the back of the penalty area, putting the ball to the right side, but the ball went side by side.
In the 83rd minute, Gonzalo Iguain made an excellent goal opportunity. He flipped a defender and fired hard, but right in the hands of Milinkovic-Savic.
In the end, the victory went to Juventus and the team continued on the 1/2-finals where two meetings with Atalanta are expected to take place on January 31 and February 28.
Messi: I have to work over the penalty shootout
Barcelona star Lionel Messi thinks he has to work over the way he shoots. He spoke before the Russian edition of Blic Sport, sharing his ideas about the future and interesting things about his family.
“I want to be perfect, so there are still things in my game to work on to reach the optimum level. Which ones exactly? The shocks. I need to train this component more, “Messi said.
“I will hardly become a coach after I quit, but I may change my mind at a later stage. At home we rarely talk about football. There must be something special around Barcelona or Argentina to raise this topic. I think I live a completely normal life. Yes, sometimes I would like to bring my family out without constantly stopping for autographs. It is wonderful for me to be a father, this is one of the best things that have happened to me so far, “added the Argentinean.
Liverpool has resumed the negotiations for Lemar, and Klop wants him to be Coutinho’s deputy
Liverpool’s leadership has restarted talks on Monaco’s midfielder Toma Lemmar. The French national is now Goal # 1 of Merseyside manager Jurgen Klop who wants him as the substitute of the outgoing towards Barcelona, Philippe Coettinho. According to Israeli media, the German specialist is already confident that the transfer of Kouttinho is only a matter of time and will do everything possible to take Lomar as early as this month.
Liverpool and Arsenal were bidding for the 22-year-old French national at the end of the summer transfer window, but then there was no deal, although Londoners offered 90 million pounds for him. Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested. According to English media, however, Lemmar has made his choice, and he is Liverpool. It is likely that Merseyside will have to pay about £ 90 million to get Monaco’s star. Anfield is expecting about 140 million from the sale of Coutinho.
The new one in Bayern was like Manjukich
Footballers and coaches in Bayern (Munich) enjoy the new addition of Sandro Wagner. The club’s adolescent was bought a day ago by Hoffenheim for 13m euros, with Robert Lewandowski’s reservation.
“It’s good he’ll play for us,” said Javier Martinez. – Wagner is definitely one of those footballers you prefer to be teammates, not rivals. Whenever a match against his team came, I said, “Man, today it will not be easy for you.” It reminds me very much of Mario Manjukic. ”
Coach Jup Heinkes commented that the price for this footballer is excellent.
Zidane: The loss of Barca hurts, but we will not surrender
Senior coach Zinedine Zidane is positively set in early 2018 on the chances of Real Madrid. “It is true that we are hurt by the loss in El Classico, but we will not surrender. We are still in the three tournaments. We will struggle to the last, “Zuzu said at a news conference today before the match against Numancia on the Spanish Cup, which is on Thursday.
The coach shared whether he wanted new players for the New Year. “I wished, but not players, but health for all. Otherwise my main desire and no one to leave. Regarding incoming transfers – by January 31, there is time, “Zidane continued.
Once again, he refused to recognize whether Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Apeleabagla will be part of Real this month, as reported in the Spanish media.
Zidane also talks about Karim Benzema’s trauma. There are rumors that the assailant was injured while on vacation. The coach, however, believes in the professionalism of his No. 9 and is convinced that his pain came only from the Battle of Barcelona on 23 December.
Tomorrow Real is visiting Numuma in the first match of the 1/8-cup finals, and the rematch is on January 10th.
Milan announced the “real big buck” in January
The failed Italian Grand Milan has announced the “real big deal” in the January transfer window on its official site, but it is hardly what fans expected. The Rosoner’s announcement states that it’s actually Andrea Conti, who will return to play after a healed September injury, breaking the cross on her left knee.
“There will be no tension on Conti, everyone is expecting him on the pitch with great confidence. The goal now is to keep fitting the new figures in the squad that were attracted in the summer, “the Milan information says, stating that Nicola Kalinic has rejected offers from China.
The announcement is a confirmation of what appeared in the Italian media that the Rosoneri will not attract new players in January.
Liverpool insists on a record sum for Koutinho, 100 million must be paid immediately
Liverpool will not retreat from the conditions against which he will split with Philippe Coettinho. As soon as the winter window was opened, the Argentine saga of Brazil’s eventual transfer to Brazil was renewed with full force. In the summer, the Catalans failed with all three offers, but the media in Spain and England suggest that this time a deal will come and Kouttinho has already played his last match for Merseyside.
The UK reports say Liverpool will surely break the British transfer record. So far, the biggest deal involving the English club is that of Paul Pogba, for whom Manchester United has paid 90 million pounds. It is estimated that a proposal of about £ 133 million will be accepted by Liverpool.
According to Sun, Anfield will demand 100 million to be paid immediately as they are ready to invest in new players as early as January. The newspaper says Juergen Klop plans to make a bid for Schalke star 04 Leon Goretzka. His contract expires in the summer, and at the very end of last year there was information that he had already come to terms with Bayern. Schalke denied this, and Liverpool plans to hit the competition with a bid this month.
According to some sources, the transfer of Koutinho may be finalized today.
AC Milan fans want Bonucci to be sold
Should Leonardo Bonucci be sold? This question set the authoritative edition of “Calcimercat” to fans of Milan. The defender arrived at Giuseppe Meazza with great expectations from Juventus last summer. The Rosoneries paid 40 million euros to secure his services, and then he got the captain’s bar. So far, however, the Italian national in no way justifies his voted confidence.
In recent weeks, it has been increasingly pronounced that Bonucci can be sold already during the winter break. Interest in him is not lacking, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Pari Saint-Germain lining his signature.
That is why Calçoomerato sought the opinion of the Tifos of Milan on this matter and at the moment the moods are quite eloquent – over 65% of the voters said that the defender should be sold while about 34% of the opposite opinion and they want it to stay with Giuseppe Meazza.
Liverpool slipped three points from Burnley with a goal in the last few seconds
Liverpool came to a 2-1 victory at a visit to Burnley in a dramatic way. Defender Ragnar Clavan scored in the 94th minute after Gudmundson equalized just three minutes before the end of regular time. Sadio Mane scored the first goal in the game after an hour’s game.
Jurgen Klop made seven changes in his squad, missing the injured Mohamed Salah, Kouttinho and Firmino, who was on the bench. This time his rotation led to a successful end, though it happened with a certain amount of luck. Merseyside scored a third consecutive victory in the league and leveled on points with third Manchester United who is playing later today and are lagging behind a second Chelsea who is facing Arsenal on Wednesday.
Despite the changes in Liverpool, the team started in their usual aggressive style. Lalana, who first came out as a champion this season, made the first shot, but he was inaccurate. Merseyside had a great advantage in knowing the ball, but the hosts managed to organize an excellent attack at the ninth minute. Ashley Barnes was put in a good position on the field, but the shot went wide.
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Burnley Goalkeeper Nick Pope had to intervene after an attack by Oklahide-Chamberlain, and later Lalana made a decisive sword that prevented Gudmundson from going alone against Mignole.
In the second half of the half-time, Shawn Dice’s team started looking more often at the guest door. The Mossaids’ hawk line did not deal in a defensive plan, and the defense was showing a hesitation. The best situation was in front of Arfield, who made a good shot, but a little out of the door. Earlier, Solanke did not take advantage of Liverpool’s good chance. He got the ball into the penalty box, but he took her too hard and allowed Bardsley to clear.
Liverpool attempted to push at the start of the second half but did not reach a goal position. It was not possible to see how it would get to the goal if it did not lead to a gross mistake or an individual’s good appearance. That’s exactly what happened. In an hour’s time came Sadio Mane, who had not done anything serious since the start of the game. The ball came to him in the penalty area after a ricochet, he turned and, with a terrible blow, directed it to the net.
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There was a strong period for Klop’s team, which did not allow Burnley to react. The Merseyside dominated, but the most serious situation they had reached was a nice distant strike by Alexander-Arnold, who was rescued by Pope. As the hosts approached, they became more aggressive, and their rival played more cautiously.
Liverpool’s defense did not do well after a static position, the ball came to Ashley Barnes, who fired at volley but away from the door. 83 minutes into the game, Oklahoma-Chamberlain’s counterattacks led to a free kick, but the home side’s keeper made a great save. Minhole also had to interfere with Vox’s head.
Three minutes before the end, Burnley came to a leveling. Taylor’s centering was deflected by Vauks and Gudmundson finished off the far beam. It seemed Liverpool would once again miss the victory in a winning position, but the drama was not over. In the 94th minute Oklahoma-Cheblainen’s center kicked off, Lovren managed to deflect the ball excellently, and Clawane took her and brought the three points to the guests.
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The New Year brought a new chance to Manchester United
The new year started excellent for Manchester United. The Red Devils finally put an end to their negative series of 4 consecutive games without winning in all the tournaments after they beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park at a 22nd round of the Premier League. Although without much injured and punished players, the guests were the better team on the pitch and deservedly set off with three points after Antoni Marcial’s 57th goal and Jesse Lingdard in the 81st minute.
The hosts started with Umar Niasse at the top of the attack, and former United Wayne Rooney’s striker was behind him. Both Nikola Vlasic and Yannick Blassey operated on both wings.
For guests in the role of a central striker, Antoni Marciail, who was backed by Paul Pogba, Jesse Linggard and Juan Mata in the top positions, was launched.
The meeting started with two doubts about the hosts. In the 4th minute, Wayne Rooney attempted a long shot, and he stepped away from the defender’s body and walked away from the door. In the subsequent corner, Mason Holgate fired his head but over the crossbar.
In the 18th minute, Tom Davis attempted a long shot, but he did not reach the door because of a ricochet in the defender’s body.
In the 24th minute, Umar Niassay took advantage of Phil Jones’s mistake, took the ball in front of the penalty area and advanced to the door, but at the last moment Marcos Rojo’s interference prevented the striker from finding the result.
A minute later, Phil Jones fired Everton’s door, but without much success, and then Rohho had the chance to shoot his head after a corner, but did not hurt Jordan Pickford.
In the 34th minute, Ander Erera made the most dangerous shot so far as the ball went dangerously close to the crossbar. In the 38th minute, Paul Pogba kicked a good 25-meter throw, his shot flickering to the beam.
Manchester United stepped up the pressure and in the 41st minute Jessie Linggard advanced to speed and landed, but he did not find the outline again.
The second half started with a new chance for the guests. Juan Matta fired a dangerous shot from the border of the penalty area, and Pickford had to intervene resolutely to keep his door. In the 51st minute the Spaniard again tested the goalkeeper’s reflexes with a powerful kick, but again Pickford was in place.
At the 57th minute, the superiority of the Red Devils was materialized. Wayne Rooney erred in the half of the guests who immediately organized the counterattack. Paul Pugba found Antony Marcial in front of the penalty area and he scored a very technical blow for 0: 1.
In the 63rd minute, Pogba was close to a second goal. He released himself into the pennant and made a strong punch, but Pickford was again in the right place to save.
In the 70th minute Everton came to his best chance in the game. Umar Niase got on the on the end of that poor clearance by the defense and calmly chested the ball down and struck it just wide.
In the 78th minute, Jesse Linggard was delighted in the Pugba Penalty Field and struck the ground, but again, Pickford with brilliant interference kept the score unchanged. Three minutes later, however, the host’s guard was overcame for the second time. Linggard was allowed to advance to the limit of the penalty and with a powerful blow hit the ball unreachable in the net for 0: 2.
After this success, Manchester United at least temporarily regained 2nd place in the ranking with a total of 47 points. Everton is on the 9th position with 27 points and 4 consecutive matches without success on his account.
Conte: This year will be forever in my mind
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sends 2017 with an excellent 5-0 win over Stoke City. In May his team triumphed with the title in England and now in second place.
“We played very well today,” said Conte. “We started very hard and we were very keen to make it in the first few minutes. In such meetings, if you are able to get started at the beginning, it’s easy because your rival has to change his behavior and so he frees you more space for attack. ”
“Overall, I am more pleased with the performance of all my competitors and I am happy that we did not let go,” added the Italian. – If I have to compare with last season, then we have scored more goals, but now we have less. We must continue to work hard to continue developing. Surely, however, this end of the year is great for me, for the players, the club and the supporters. The year 2017 was fantastic. It’s not easy and simple to win the Premiership title. This year I will remain forever in my mind. ”
The headaches for Mourinho continue
England’s Football Association accused Ashley Young of unsportsmanlike play, and the Manchester United rider risked being punished for three matches. This is the situation in the past match against Southampton, when Young struck with the elbow Dusan Tadic, but the judges did not notice that. The replay shows that the Red Devil player is deliberate.
He has a deadline until 19:00 today to give an explanation if he thinks the prosecution is wrong. If he is found guilty, Young will be sanctioned for duels against Everton, Darby County and Stoke City, and will be able to play again on Jan. 20 at Burnley’s visit to Premier League.
It will be another blow for Jose Mourinho, who can not count on a lot of injuries, to which Romello Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined yesterday.
It is unbelievable: The Chiquitato has a higher salary than Cain (a list of wages)
The British tabloid Daily Mail publishes a list of the highest wages of Premier League players. Players of Manchester United and Manchester City occupy the headlines in the ranking. The first is the most expensive acquisition of “red devils” Paul Pogba with 290,000 pounds a week. He was followed by his teammate Rommel Lukaku (250,000 pounds).
The third position is shared by Sergio Aguero, Toure Yaya and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (220,000). Kevin de Bourget, David de Hea and Eden Azar are the next three in the 200,000 pounds a week. Liverpool’s new addition to Virginia Van Dyke Philippe Coettinho complements the ten with 180,000.
Curiously, Tottenham’s giant and one of the great stars in England in the last few seasons – Harry Kain – is only 35th, sharing it with N’Goolo Canté, Sead Colisinac, Aaron Ramsey and Ashley Young (110,000 ). In front of Kane’s salary are footballers like Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Christian Benneteau (Crystal Palace) and even the unfortunate man in Joe Hart.
Crystal Palace – Manchester City 0:0
Manchester City started his visit to Crystal Palace confidently, and in the fourth minute he could lead. Bernardo Silva shoots from a good position but the shot from the goal ends up in the net. Seconds later, Gundogan entered the field but his attempt to find a teammate was interrupted.
After the first few moments in which the demons looked worried, they organized and began to organize their typical counterattacks, relying on Zahah and searching for Benteke. The Belgian striker suddenly got a chance to find the result at the ninth minute thanks to Mangalla. The defender did not get along with Ederson, and in an attempt to clear the goalkeeper, he was aiming at the Frenchman as the ball reached Benneteau and the door was emptied. Mangala managed to deflect the striker’s strike. This period, however, gave Palas confidence and they played a little more calmly.
Both teams lost one major footballer early on. Scott Dan was injured after breaking off against De Bourne and replaced by Martin Kelly. Gabriel Jesse also left the pitch. The Brazilian received the injury at the start of the game but was replaced in the 23rd minute when he saw that he could not continue. Zesus left with tears in his eyes, and Sergio Aguero came in.
A few minutes after appearing on the field, Aguero hit a beam. The Argentine was allowed to shoot a little in front of the penalty area, the ball deviated to a host of the host and hit the outside of the right side pillar. Palace did two good attacks, but the ending pass was missing. Overall, Hodgson’s team managed to limit City’s attacking players to the break.
Guardiola’s team had a hard time setting in the second half. Within an hour, Gundogan’s shot went off the door. Shortly thereafter, he left the field and Stirling appeared in his place. Gradually, City’s pressure grew, and Sane was close to a goal.
As a whole, the home defending managed, and in the 79th minute Palace had the chance to shock the leader. After shaking, the ball came to Townsend, who, from a brilliant position, fired over the door.
Manchester City is coming out for the 19th consecutive Premier League victory at the Crystal Palace. Josep Guardiola’s team plays impressively, leading Chelsea with 13 points, and many believe they have already secured their title. The “Citizens” are also in a series of 11 consecutive successes as a guest in the championship. However, they did not end the year with a win in 2013.
After Roy Hodgson’s appointment, Crystal Palace stabilized and before losing to Arsenal on Thursday was in a series of eight championship matches without losing. Eagles manager has made four changes since the last game, one of which is at the door, where today will keep Wayne Hennessy, replacing Julian Scheroni.
City’s last game was on Wednesday and Guardiola made only three changes. Mangala replaces the injured Company in defense, and Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesse are among the players at the expense of Rahim Stirling and Sergio Aguero.
CRYSTAL PALACE – MAN CITY 0: 0
CRYSTAL PALACE: Hennessy, Van Anholt, Dan, Tomkins, Ridewald, Fosu-Mensa, Milivjevic, Kabay, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke
MAN CITY: Ederson, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangalla, Walker, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bourne, Sane, Bernardo Silva, Jessus
Fonseca has not responded to Shakhtar, he is also considering an offer from England
The Shakhtar (Donetsk) leadership has offered a new contract to senior coach Paulo Fonseca. The Ukrainian Grand Prix is ready to extend the contract for another two years at a significantly higher salary. At this stage the negotiations are positive, and Fonseca is not opposed to continuing his work with the miners, but at the same time he is considering a bid from Sheffield Wendy. The team from the Championship is looking for a new manager after the dismissal of Carlos Carvahal and headed to his compatriot who ranked Shakhtar for the Champions League semi-finals.
“I do not know if I will stay in Shakhtar, it is not up to me alone, and when it comes to this, many factors have to be taken into account, and now it is not something that bothers me, I am excited about preparing for the second half of the season” , said Fonseca.
The current contract of the Portuguese with the Ukrainian champion expires in the summer. After 19 rounds, his team led the way with 3 points ahead of Dynamo (Kiev).
Rubin estimates Zenit pursued at 6 million.
Russian national Elmir Naibulin may move from Rubin to Zenith. The only condition is for piters to pay the price of the club, which is 6 million euros.
Right now Rubin’s top priority is to get rid of the highest-paid players. This category includes Alex Song, Jan M’Vila and Maxim Lesien. Nabiulin is not one of the most expensive players, but casinos are still willing to part with him on a good offer.
Zenit is looking for a left back because of the expected separation from Domenico Krishito. The Italian may return to his home country or go to the Turkish Fenerbahce.
Gremio warned Barca: Arthur’s price is 50 million and no euro less
Gremio’s vice president, Odorico Roman, has shed light on the club’s position on the possible transfer of midfielder Arthur to Barcelona. 21-year-old talent attracted the interest of the Catalans with his strong appearances during the season, but his contract includes a 50m-euro redemption clause, and Copa Libertadores’s winner does not intend to give up on that.
“We recently renewed Arthur’s contract for another three years, and if Barcelona offered 25-30 million, a transfer would not have been possible.” The redemption clause in the contract was 50 million and we would not agree with a lower bid “, was categorical Roman. He added that the press has learned about the interest in Arthur and other Europeans – Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid.
A few weeks ago when he realized Barca’s attempts to attract the youngster, Gremio responded very harshly, and even accused the Catalans of joining in unregulated contacts with their footballer. The player himself admitted he met with representatives of Barcelona, but he did not sign anything. In Brazil, however, Gremio will release Arthur for 30 million. According to GloboEsporte, the club of Porto Alegre owns only 60% of the midfielder’s rights.
The offensive midfielder received a great deal of recognition as one of the three nominees for the best South American footballer for 2017. He will challenge his teammate Luan and Peruvian Jose Paolo Guerrero from Flamengo.
After Van Dyke, Liverpool is approaching its next big goal
Liverpool managed to meet Jürgen Klop’s desire to attract Southampton defender Vijil Van Dijk against a record 75m pounds for the footballer, and Schalke’s midfielder Leon Goretzka was the next transfer goal for Merseyside. According to information from Marca, the English club leaders have informed their colleagues from Gelsenkirchen that they are still interested in Goretzka. The German national may replace Philippe Coettinho next season’s Anfield, who will almost certainly pass to Barcelona.
Goretzka has a contract with the “king-sons” by the summer, and it seems that he will not renew it. Schalke is aware of the intention of the 22-year-old footballer, but they have made a desperate attempt to hold him back by offering him an annual salary of 12 million euros. Some media have announced that he already has a pre-contract with Liverpool. “Soon I will decide, I have to think about things from all angles, I do not want to rush, my future will be clear in January,” Goretzka said recently.
In the Bundesliga season, the midfielder has 11 matches and 4 goals, but missed the last three Schalke matches because of a knee injury. It is known that, in addition to Liverpool, a desire to attract him has made Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United.
Montella: I always wanted to try outside Italy
Sevilla’s new coach Vincenzo Montetella will be presented tomorrow at a special press conference. The Italian has already arrived in Andalusia, where he was welcomed by the sports director Oscar Arias and his future assistant Enzo Marresca.
“I am happy because I always wanted to gain experience abroad, for me the Seville proposal came in a very surprising way, I’m getting a great deal of enthusiasm, and I’m looking forward to a successful adventure.” Sevilla is an excellently structured club, and fans are unbelievable, “Montella said after arriving from Milan. For the last time, the former striker was at the helm of Milan, but the Rosoners fired him on November 27th.
Monttela will head Seville’s training tomorrow, and his official debut will be on Wednesday against Cadiz for the King’s Cup.
Swansea’s new manager believes in salvation
Swansea City’s new manager Carlos Carvahal believes he can help the team get out of the Premier League zone. The 52-year-old Portuguese specialist also said he wanted to stay for a long time in the team, although he signed a contract only until the end of the season. “I will try to stabilize the team’s performance because I want to stay here for a long time,” Karvahal told the club site.
Yesterday, Carvalho replaced Swansea City Paul Clemant, who was fired for the poor start of the Premier League season. The team takes the last place in the ranking with only 13 points after the first 20 rounds.
The Portuguese was at the head of the second-division English Sheffield Wells in the last two and a half years. “I am confident in myself and in my headquarters We can help the team to finish the season in a better place in the rankings My future is not a problem I do not worry about a document on paper We have a lot of work to do, but we have good players and we have a specific goal We will fight for points in every match, regardless of the names of the rivals, “said Carlos Carvahal, who has worked with over 15 different clubs in his coaching career. The Portuguese will make his debut at Swansea City at Saturday’s 10th place in Watford.
Dibala was stuck on the bench for negotiations with PSG
Paulo Diballa has been left out of reserve in Juventus’ past few matches because he has held secret talks with representatives of Paris Saint-Germain, Italian media reported. He has a contract with the Italian champion until 2022. The Argentine plays Juventus in 2015.
In the current campaign, he has 15 goals and 4 assists in 25 black and white matches, but in the last few days speculation about the player’s future has increased a lot, believed to be strongly desired by Barcelona and Manchester United, whose bid was refused yesterday, media reported in England and Italy.
Azar’s father: Eden refused a contract because he knew about Real Madrid
The media writings were confirmed and Eden Azar really does not extend the deal with Chelsea because of the opportunity to continue his career in Real Madrid. This was confirmed by the father of the star Thierry Azar. “Eden has refused a contract because he understood the interest of Real Madrid where he would fit well,” Dad said in an interview with Belgian Le Soir, quoted by mark.com.
Thierry denied the rumors that there was already a deal with the Royal Club: “There is no contract at the moment. Eden is just one of the countries. ” According to the father, the 26-year-old Belgian technician admired the “los blancos” and did not hide his desire to play for the madrid one day. The player’s contract expires in the summer of 2020.
The joy of Alexis’s first goal showed a division in Arsenal’s dressing room
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is at the exit of Emirates, and this is clearly seen in his communication with his teammates. Sky Sports analysts Thierry Henry and Graham Sunes saw the split in the joy of the Chilean first goal last night with Crystal Palace. The former Barcelona player led the “balls” to a 3-2 win as a guest. The video shows that only three players greet the golfer.
After the meeting, Arsene Wenger commented on Sanchez’s future. “I’m not afraid I’ll lose it in January. Such questions are asked about the situation with his contract, “said the French specialist. Regarding the supposed separation in the dressing room seen on the ground, Wenger was laconic: “I did not see that. There is no division “.
Last night, the manager leveled Sir Alex Ferguson in a number of Premier League games – 810, of which Arsenal recorded 468 wins.
In Juventus ready to put Dibala against the second largest amount in history
Juventus is ready to sell his Argentine star, Paulo Diballa, in the January transfer window, writes Corriere della Sera. The leadership of the Italian football champion would agree to divorce with the Diwala but for a sum of no less than 150 million euros.
Manchester United’s interest in the 24-year-old midfielder, but yesterday it was reported that the English would come out with a first offer of about 67 million euros, which does not satisfy the Torino requirements. He is also followed by Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Dibala has been playing in Juventus since 2015. In the current campaign, the Argentine has 15 goals and 4 assists in 25 black and white matches.
The Guardian of the favorite in UCL: Where does Messi play?
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola flees from the role of favorite in the Champions League despite the phenomenal play of “citizens” and the historical results forged in the Premier League. “Where does Messi play? In Barca. Who is the favorite in the Champions League, “Pep said after the 18th consecutive victory in the English Championship last night.
The Catalan expert has criticized Rafa Benitez’s defense of Newcastle. “I would like the rival to play football. This is good for football itself, for viewers, for everyone. However, each manager is free to decide for himself. We have to look for a way to attack the enemy when they defend 11 players, and their central striker pursues our midfielder, “the City’s coach said sighly.
“I can not judge them. I think, however, that attacking football creates more chances. I believe the best way of defending is to keep the ball away from your field. Most people think completely different, but that’s why football is a great game. When the ball is close to our door, we are in danger. For example, at the last minute the ball was in our half, but when they defend themselves in their own half, it’s easier for us, “said Pep.
“We are happy that we do not allow so many goals. We started the second part of the season, we have 18 games and we will see how much we will need to become champions, “Guardiola said. Manchester City already has a clear lead of 15 points ahead of the second Manchester United.
Liverpool has paid over 170 million pounds to Southampton
Liverpool has transferred 170,5 million pounds in the last four years to his opponent in the Southampton soccer championship, according to accounts after the transfer of Virgil Van Dijk, which was completed on Wednesday. The Dutch defender is the sixth soccer player of the “saints” who passed to Anfield in this period of time. Liverpool took the lead in the last four seasons with Ricky Lambert, who signed with the Merseyside in June 2014 for the £ 4million. He actually returned with money at the club that freed him much earlier in his career, but this time the striker did not succeed.
Lambert scored only three times in 36 games and went to West Bromwich. Adam Lalana signed with Liverpool in July 2014 after Southampton accepted a £ 25m offer. Under the direction of Jurgen Klop, he entered the form that years ago made him one of the leading midfielders not only in the domestic championship, but also in the national team. This season, however, Lalana is being injured. Deyan Lovren followed Lalana with a £ 20m transfer. The Central Defender was recruited as a substitute for Jamie Carragher’s late career, but it was difficult to keep up with this responsibility.
His form dropped significantly, and Anfield’s viewers never saw what everyone was expecting from Croatian. In July 2015 in Liverpool Nateale Klein arrived against the sum of 12.5 million pounds. He was attracted to the right-back champion and showed persistence that won him a place in England’s national team for the European Championship in 2016. However, he has not played for the current season because of an injury. In June 2016, Liverpool paid 34 million pounds to Southampton for Sadio Mane. Senegalese certainly earned the money after he started very hard in his new team and finished the previous season with 13 goals in 27 games. He became an integral part of the “Amazing Four” along with Philippe Coettinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah.
Real Madrid and Cristiano are putting new crowns today
World Real Madrid Real Madrid and his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo will be awarded with new prizes for their performance in the year 2017. The “white” and the Portuguese machine are the main favorites for the annual Globe Soccer Awards, which will be given tonight in Dubai. A year ago, Real and Ronaldo won the “Best Team” and “Best Player” awards, as they did in 2014 when they once again conquered the European and world cup top.
Among the nominees for the best player for 2017 are also Lionel Messi, Neimar, Kilian Mabé, Gianluigi Buffon and Paulo Diballa. Interestingly, 12 years ago Zinedine Zidane did not receive the Best Coach award, which went to Portugal’s Fernando Santos after the Euro 2016 Cup. Today, Zizu is an absolute favorite for the prize.
Mourinho boasts Burnley: They have chances for the Europa League
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted that Burnley is among the teams that will try to win a quota for the Europa League. The boss of the Red Devils spoke before the match in the Premier League against the “Wine Reds” at 17:00 today.
“If they want to finish at the top half of the table, they will do it, and if they want to play in European club tournaments they have the chances of doing so” , commented Mourinho in front of the English media.
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Prior to playing the 20th round in the Premier League, Burnley has a 32-point asset and 40 points for survival in the elite.
Kaka revealed why he refused a 100-million transfer in Man City
The Golden Ball Cavalier for 2007 Kaka was asked to explain for the failed last minute transfer from Milan to Manchester City for the £ 100m in 2009.
“I was called by my father, who was also my agent at the time, being very excited and explaining to me that an England club, Manchester City, is offering a lot of money to me in Milan, and before I can react, that the Rosoners are ready to accept the offer, and by this time I had no idea that City was interested in me because they did not approach the situation in the usual way.
Typically, a team first would contact the player’s agent, but they did offer Milan’s money, and then they asked me if I agreed. It was quite normal to start imagining the future in another country with a new challenge. My proposed salary was sometimes higher than in Milan, so I started to think.
After all, all the details were agreed and I was only supposed to sign, but something told me that it was not the moment now. I was not sure if City’s project was going to work because they wanted to replace the whole team and take time. I preferred to bet on the safer option and stay in one of the greatest clubs in history, instead of embarking on something new and uncertain, “Kaka told FourFourTwo magazine.
Harry Kane overcame Shearer and Messi to “Boxing Day”
Tottenham broke with Southampton 5-2 at Wembley in the first round of the Boxing Dice round in the Premier League. All over was Harry Kain (22 ‘, 36, 67’) who improved Alan Shearer’s record for most Premier League goals. The English national already has 39 hits for 2017, while his prominent predecessor scored 36 in 1995. In addition, Kane overcame Lionel Messi for a total of goals scored for the club and national team in 2017. Dele Ali (49 ‘) and Son Hyun-Min (51’) made Tottenham victory even more convincing. Sophie Buffal (64 ‘) and Dusan Tadic (51’) tried to shame Southampton.
Danny Rose and Moussa Dembele started for the hosts at the expense of Ben Davis and Musa Sisoko. Eric Dyer was able to recover in time from the injury suffered by Burnley and was also the champion. Mauriceio Pellegrino made four changes in his composition. Oriel Romeu, Sophie Boufalle, Pierre-Emil Hoyberg and Shane Long started. Virginia Van Dyke was not the saints again for today’s fight.
In the fifth minute the hosts were close to the goal after Eriksen centered on the ground, and Harry Kane knocked on the nearby beam, but the ball passed from the outside of the side pillar. Minutes later Forster fired Eriksen out of the boundary of the penalty area, and seconds later the ball was in the door of the guests, but the shot was properly canceled because of Eriksen ambush.
In the 22nd minute, Harry Kane was dropped by Southhampton’s defenseman, and from a small penalty box Erickson’s head scored a 1-0 draw and a record for the striker who made his 37th Premier League goal in 2017. Legendary Alan Shearer, whose record improved Cain, immediately congratulated Tottenham’s striker on social networks. “The Saints” could catch up in their first attack after Kane’s fall. Buffalle entered the penalty area, but Loris slapped his shot. Rose played his head and crossed the goal but the ball ricocheted in the crossbar. Loris then captured the goal.
In the 39th minute, Kane realized his 38th goal for the year. Ali put a very good sound on the left flank. The latter centers on the ground. Kane was again uncovered and knocked down – 2: 0. With that goal, Tottenham’s scorer passed Lionel Messi on a total number of goals scored for the club and national team in 2017. Kane at this point scored his 55th goal, while the Barcelona star remained 54.
Three minutes before the break, Song demanded a penalty after a fight with Stevens who failed to play the ball. The Referee rightly found that there was no violation.
At the very beginning of the second part, Long slipped behind the defense, but at the time of the strike he slipped and failed to make Loris harder. Shortly thereafter, Lemina’s shot hit the beam. After these two positions, of which the guests did not take advantage, Tottenham hit the intrigue with two quick goals. First, in the 49th minute, Dele Ali made the lead of the “spurs” classical with a very technical blow to land on the border of the penalty area. Two minutes later, Dele Ali received the ball after a mistake of the “saints,” advanced, and found Son, who ended up cold-heartedly in a corner.
In 58th, Harry Kane stayed in inches from a hat-trick after he missed Rose’s centering air, but the ball flashed away from the far beam.
In the 64th minute, Sofian Bufal reduced his shot to a nearby beam and a poor intervention by Hugo Loris. Three minutes later, Kane formed his hat-trick after receiving from Ali and gladly knocked the ball for 5: 1 – 39 goals for the year and eighth hattrick (six of which are in the Premier League).
In the 82nd minute Dusan Tadic made a second goal for Southampton. Loris boxed one ball to the Serb who did not make a mistake.
Tottenham came out in fourth place before the other rounds played. Spurs have 37 points. Southampton is 13th with 19 points.
James Milner: We have to play more boring
Liverpool midfielder James Milner is disappointed with his team’s attractive style of play, which brings delight to neutral fans but also prevents the team from accumulating a point asset.
Liverpool finished 3: 3 at Arsenal last night in one of the most spectacular games this season. Merseyside led 2: 0 and controlled the Emirates match but made a 2: 3 turn, then scored a third goal and reached a point.
“We have to start playing more blandly and predictably, and do not let these bruises in defense We are very strong in the attack but when we put pressure on us we bend and make mistakes All the goals were our fault We play very well, but sometimes we need to slow down the pace for 5-10 minutes and keep the ball, “Milner said before Sky Sports.
Roma has no victory over Juve in Turin for nearly eight years
Tonight Juventus takes Roma into the derby of the 18th round in the A Series. The Wolves arrive in Torino in search of their first victory as a guest on Juve for almost eight years. For the last time they left with the three points on January 23, 2010, when they made a dramatic 2: 1. Then Alessandro Del Piero opened the score for the hosts, but Francesco Totti equalized from a penalty and in the 93rd minute Ion Arne Reese brought the Romans success. Gianluigi Buffon was kicked out in this match.
After this match, both teams met seven more times in Turin. In these games Juve recorded 6 wins and 1 draw. The total statistics between the two teams in Turin are also strongly in favor of the “bianconers”. In 85 games they have 56 wins, 21 draws and only 8 losses, with a goal difference of 167-60 in favor of the Old Lady.
The biggest victory is also in favor of Juventus – 7: 1 in the 1931-32 season, while Roma can boast only three successes with two goals difference.
However, the Wolves won the last clash between the two teams at the end of last season by 3: 1.
Today’s fight will oppose the best attack on the best defense since the start of the season. Juventus has 44 goals in its 17 games so far, while Roma has allowed only 10 goals in 16 games.
Napoli – Sampdoria 3: 2
The Napoli and Sampdoria teams played 3-2 in a 18th round of the A Series. Ramirez was right in the second minute when he did not leave Pepe Raine’s chances after a 30-meter hit.
Allan equalized in the 16th minute with a shot of several meters. Fabio Cualiarela of the penalty shot gave the “sailors” a new shot in the 27th minute. Lorenzo Insierie equalized in the 32nd minute after Dres Mertens.
The Belgian assisted for Marek Hamshik’s historic victory in the 39th minute, making him the most successful player for Napoli with 116 hits. Just a week after equalizing Diego Maradona, he is now a sole leader in the shooters of the Azzurri.
Players of Maurizio Sari are looking for a mandatory success that will guarantee them the first place at Christmas.
Barcelona silenced Bernabeu with a classic and turned away Real Madrid
The Barcelona team suffered a heavy defeat to Real Madrid’s rival after a 3-0 victory in the white “Santiago Bernabeu” in a duel of the 17th round of the Primera Division. With victory, the Catalan team took a deadly 14-point lead in front of the champion who has a lesser match. The first half passed under the dictation of the European kings, but ended without any hits. After the break, Luis Suarez (54), Lionel Messi (64) and Alice Vidal (90 + 3) were horrified by the Mardiys. Real played in the last half hour with a man less after a decent red card from Daniel Carvahal.
Barcelona has recorded the historic third consecutive triumph of Bernabeu, something unseen by the rivalry of the two colossus. Leo Messi scored his 25th goal against Real, further increasing Alfredo di Stefano’s second goal (18).
Unexpectedly, Zinedine Zidane left Isko on the bench and bet on Matteo Kovacic in search of a more stable midfield. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema led the “white” assault. Thomas Vermelen was partnering Gerard Pique in the center of the “blue-red” defense. Paulinie came in the middle of the pitch in a 4-4-2 with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez ahead.
Real Madrid – Barcelona + 59
The meeting started with a more active game of the hosts. In the second minute Cristiano Ronaldo sent the ball into the net but with an ambush flag. After a corner kick, the ball was deflected, and the Portuguese was left in a clear ambush. The Los Merrenges pressed high and seriously hampered their rival when the ball was removed.
Real Madrid – Barcelona + 59
At the seventh minute the side referee lifted Louise Suarez’s ambush. In the tenth, the first real hazard of the game appeared. Tony Kroos blew to the left and cleverly returned to the point where the uncovered Ronaldo swung but did not hit the ball. Then Andres Iniesta threw himself into a self-defeating sword, where he took a serious blow from Carvalhal.
Real Madrid – Barcelona + 59
In the 15th and 17th minutes, Benzema and Paulinho went through passes in the penalty boxes. In the 21st European kings set up a speeding action, Modric looked for Ronaldo to the left, who instead of returning to the penalty for the Croatian detention, then was blocked at the jump. In the 30th, Messi scored a magical passport to the included Paulinho. The Brazilian jumped himself against the goalie and instantly pushed the ball out of the air, but Kayor Navas winced with one hand.
Real Madrid – Barcelona + 59
A minute later, Ronaldo sprinted the ball to the left and chose a shot from a small angle – Marc-André ter Stegen was careful and kicked. In the 34th Cristiano broke off to the right and handed over to Benzema, who failed to strike closely. In the 39th Catalonians developed a nice attack on the left, Messi centered on the first beam, where Paulinho shoots with his head – Navas killed in the corner.
In the 42nd Marcelo passed to Benzema, who overtook static Vermelen and hit a dangerous 10-meter head but was not lucky – a beam. The half-time ended with Messi’s shot at the wall, and in particular at Ronaldo’s head. Overall, Madrid played harder before the break, the action was almost entirely in the Los Cules field but lacked the exact ending.
Real Madrid – Barcelona 0: 3 + 59
The Camp Nou players mastered the ball at the start of the second half. “Los Blancos” started more tightly and waiting for their opponent. In the 50th minute Sergei Roberto made a mistake, and Gerard Picke made the mistake just before Ronaldo. In the 53nd Jordi Alba advanced to the left and returned to Luis Suarez, who shot low to the near corner – Navas plunged and caught.
Real Madrid – Barcelona 0: 3 + 59Minute later Barca took the lead. Sergio Buscakes played a key role in keeping the ball in front of his field. He gathered a bunch of footballers and found a gap to Ivan Rakitic. The Croatian literally got a sparrow from the “white” and pulled up to the penalty area, where he put aside for Sergi Roberto and he assisted Luis Suarez, who scored from his easy position – 0: 1.
In the 62nd Catalonian team built a new dangerous assault, where Paulinho was shooting shyly instead of leaving for Rakitic. In the 63nd Messi very cleverly led Luis Suarez and he was unable to overcome Navas from eye to eye. The attack continued, Paulinho shooting his head, and Carvalhal playing as a goalkeeper, deliberately rescuing his hand. Judge Sanchez Martinez decided to score a penalty and give a direct red card, although a second after the game with a hand the ball passed the goal. Messi missed the white point – 0: 2.
Real Madrid – Barcelona 0: 3 + 59
Zidane filled the gap with Nacho Fernandez, removing Benzema. Later Gareth Bale and Marko Asencio were also in play for the “white”. In the 1970s, Navas coped with Messi’s insidious low-pitched diagonal. The 73st hosts claimed a penalty. Sergi Roberto put his hands behind his back and spun around as the ball hit his right hand. The judge did not see any grounds for a penalty.
Real Madrid – Barcelona 0: 3 + 59В The 78th in front of Bale was an excellent goal opportunity. He shoots from a difficult position of seven meters – Ter Stegen showed a class again and slapped his hand. A minute later, the German goalkeeper missed the ball at Bale’s blow, but caught her before Marcello reached her. The 80th barcelona player built a nice attack on the right, the reserve Nelson Semedo was drawn against the goal but lost the direct battle with the Costa Rican guard.
In the 82nd hosts made new claims to play by hand, but they did not have any special reasons to do so. Seconds later, Ramos shot from a small angle, but did not find a gap – Ter Stegen slapped his shoulder. At the end the events unfolded at the door of Navas. In the 93rd minute Aleis Vidal form the final 0: 3. Repetition showed that the ball had left the terrain before the attack.
Barca drew serious in the ranking for the end of 2017. The Catalans have scored 14 points in front of Real Madrid and 9 at Atletico Madrid.
Swansea – Crystal Palace
Swansea City are hosting Crystal Palace in a match from the 19th round of the English Premier League. Stay with us, because we are about to offer you our soccer tips for today for this game.
Swansea City are in a really difficult situation right now. The Swans are currently positioned at the bottom of the table, having won just 12 points so far. They have a modest record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses since the start of the season. If they don’t improve as soon as possible, Swansea are going to be a major favourite for relegation this season.
In their last five matches Swansea suffered four defeats, but also managed to win once – against West Bromwich at home. They are currently trailing on 4 points behind the 17th Stoke City and the safe zone, so it’s clear what they need right now – it’s points.
But they will have a difficult task against Crystal Palace, because the Londoners are in form right now.
Since Crystal Palace apponted Roy Hodgson as a manager, they are living a new life. Right now Palace are unbeaten in their last five matches, winning two of them. Their positive results in the last few weeks allowed them to move up to 14th place in the league standings, escaping the relegation zone. They are performing in a really good way lately and we have to admit that Roy Hodgson is doing a very good job there.
Let’s have a look at the team news.
Swansea will be without Wilfried Bony and Botti Bia Bi, who are injured. Meanwhile Leroy Fer and Leon Britton are doubtful for the next game.
Crystal Palace are without the suspended Christian Benteke, while Mamadou Sakho, Joel Ward and Damien Delaney are injured.
These are our soccer tips for today for the game between Swansea and Crystal Palace. Good luck!
Valencia – Villareal
Valencia hosts Villarreal in a match from the 17th round of the Spanish La Liga. Here are our soccer tips for today for the game at the Mestalla Stadium in the city of Valencia.
Compared to the last season, Valencia are a completely changed team. They are playing much better under the management of Marcelino, who once again turned Los Che into contenders for a Champions League qualification. And maybe even something more?
Right now Valencia are third in the La Liga standings, but they will overcome Atletico Madrid for the 2nd place, if they win against Villarreal. They have 34 points won so far and a record of 10 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. In their last three games Valencia lost twice – against Getafe and Eibar, but now they are highly motivated to return to top form and start winning again on a more regular basis.
Villarreal on the other hand are 6th in the La Liga standings with 24 points and a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats. They are currently positioned in the Europa League zone of La Liga, but if they lose points at the Mestalla, most likely they will lose their place in the Top 6.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.
Valencia are without the injured Jeison Murillo and Javier Jimenez, while Gaya and Carlos Soler are doubtful for the match. Everyone else is fit and avaliable for selection.
Meanwhile Villarreal can’t use the injured Ruben Semedo, Nicola Sansone, Leonardo Suarez and Andres Fernandez. In the same time Daniele Bonera is doubtful for the game with a hip injury.
These are our soccer tips for today for the game between Valencia and Villarreal. This is a competitive match between two strong teams, so let’s see who is about to prevail.
Barca recovered important footballers before the battle
Barcelona’s team last played before Real Madrid’s Madrid match of the 17th Circuit of the Primera Division. Jordi Alba and Gerard Deulofeuf trained well and signaled that they were ready for the Santiago Bernabeu duel. The left back was stretched and was therefore preparing for an individual program.
Usman Dembele trains with the group, but he will almost certainly not be in danger of getting involved in the game. Rafina Alcantara has also been reinstated after a long pause, and may be among the runners-up in Madrid. Javier Mascherano is reunited and will travel to the Spanish capital.
According to the Iberian media, it is clear that Barça’s title for El Classico is clear: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Vermelen, Alba; Rakitic, Buscakes, Paulinho, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez.
Inter headed for Shakhtar’s star
Brazilian national Bernard is in Inter selection plans. Shakhtar (Donetsk) 25-year winger makes a strong season with 16 matches and 5 goals for the miners in the Ukrainian Championship. In addition, he holds a Spanish passport and will not take up a quota for a foreigner, which would also help to transfer him to the “Nerazzurri”.
According to Tuttosport, Bernard has already been seen in several matches by Inter Scouts and technical coordinator Walter Sabatini and sports director Piero Ausileo have already given the green light for the deal. Interest in Bernard also manifests Chinese Jiangsu Sunin. The player himself, however, wants to prove himself in one of the leading European championships, and his eventual transfer to China will reduce his chances of becoming Brazil’s 2018 World Cup.
PSG explodes the market with a monster offer of 170 million euros for Lazio jewelry
League Leader 1 Pari Saint-Germain prepares a monstrous offer for Serbian star of Lazio Sergei Milinkovic-Savic. According to the Italian edition, Corriere dello Sport of PSG are ready to raise 170 million euros for the 22-year-old midfielder. The French are looking for a replacement for 35-year-old midfielder Thiago Motta, whose contract with the club expires for 2018.
PSG has already sprinkled about 400 million euros for two players in the summer of 2017, signing with Neimar and Kilian Mabape.
The record for the largest outgoing transfer in Series A is € 110 million, which Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016.
Milinkovic-Savic has 8 goals in 21 matches in all Lazio tournaments since the start of this season.
Manchester United negotiates with Mateo Kovacic
Manchester United officials have come in contact with Real Madrid’s midfielder Mateo Kovacic, says Spanish “Don Balon”. Manager Jose Mourinho likes Croatian and wants to take him to Old Trafford. He hopes to take it back in January with the promise of a top spot that will give him a chance to fight for a place in Croatia’s national team for the World Cup.
Kovacic gets quite rare chances for a show since the start of the season in Real. The player is not happy with this situation and is willing to consider any offers. Coach Zinedine Zidane managed to persuade him not to leave in the summer, but now it will be quite difficult for him to make him stay at Bernabeu again.
Manchester United hopes they will be able to take Kovacic for an amount of about 30 million euros. According to Mourinho, the blacksmith will be a great addition to the Red Devil’s midfield.
Bonuci plans an escape from Milan
Milan’s captain Leonardo Bonuci may leave the club this winter or in the summer, informs Gadgeta Delo Sport. The seasoned defender joined the rosons in the summer after a noisy transfer from Juventus. However, things did not go down as expected, and at the moment the Milan Colos is at 14 points from the top places that are eligible for the Champions League. He did not like the player who started thinking of parting with the Devil.
The Apennines claim that Bonuci falls into Pep Guardiola’s transfer plans in Manchester City, as well as those of Pari Saint-Germain and Chelsea. The contract of the Italian national with Milan is until 2022.
Alexis and City met about 400,000 a week
Manchester City and Alexis Sanchez have already reached a deal on the conditions against which the Chilean will become a “citizen” player. This will happen in the summer, with Ethihad not making any offers to Arsenal over the January transfer window.
Since Alexis will arrive in Manchester City as a freelance agent, he will receive a substantial sum for his signature. Mirrone does not mention what size it is, but reveals that the Chilean will become one of the world’s top players. According to the report, he will receive about 400,000 pounds a week. 325,000 of them are a basic remuneration, while 75,000 will be in the form of image rights.
In the summer, City made an offer of £ 60m for Alexis, but Arsenal refused to sell his star. Now “citizens” are confident they will take the player out of money in the summer. However, it is unclear whether the other candidate for Sanchez-Pari Saint-Germain will not try to confuse these plans with a bid next month.
Officially: Bayern bought a Lewandowski rival
Bayern Munich (Munich) officially announced the attraction of Sandro Wagner from Hoffenheim. The 30-year-old footballer, who has matches for Germany’s national team, signs with the Bavarians under contract from January 1, 2018 until the summer of 2020, choosing to wear a T-shirt on the back. The footballer will join the camp of the Munich team on January 2 for the Qatar camp.
Wagner was built as a footballer at the Bayern school, and in the 2007/2008 season he was part of the first Bavarian team. “I am very happy. A long journey ended home. I return home, in my club, in my city. Bayern is the best club in Germany and one of the best in the world. Such a proposal does not give up, “said the player.
“With Wagner coming, we have another national football player. We are convinced that he will raise the team class, “said sports director Hassan Salihamidzic. Wagner won the Confederations Cup with Germany in the summer and entered Yogi Loeff’s bout for the upcoming World Cup.
Cristiano vs Messi – goal against 2017 goal
The two real beads of Real Madrid and Barcelona – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, welcome their last match for 2017 with a tie-up statistics. Both have achieved 53 goals since January 1. The Marca Internet Edition examined in detail the goal numbers of the football giants. The Portuguese has 42 goals for “los blancos” and 11 for his country. The Argentine has set 49 for Barca and 4 for his home country.
Ronaldo’s 8 goals are scored after penalty shoot-outs (6 for Real and 2 for Portugal) and Leo 9 for penalty shoot-outs (8 for Barca). La Pulga has an advantage in goals outside the penalty area – 11 goals for the Catalonians. With the Madrid T-shirt, the CR7 is only 4 goals away from the penalty area. Ronaldo’s head-11: 1 advantage is very serious. The Portuguese scored 31 goals with his right foot and 10 with his weaker left. With Messi the difference is more serious – 45 with the left and 7 with the right.
Real and Barca win three-quarters of the games in 2017 in which their big stars are on the pitch. Los Meregues’ stats are 75.3%, and 75.6% of Los Cules. The percentages are similar when both players are counted with at least one goal – 89.5% for Madrid and 88.9% for Barcelona.
The great masters go out against each other in two days to make their statistics for 2017. El Classico is on Saturday at 14:00.
Morata misses match with Everton for congratulating her pregnant wife after a goal
Chelsea top scorer Alvaro Morata will miss Everton’s visit on Saturday. The reason for this is that the Spaniard yesterday received his fifth yellow card from the beginning of the season and will have to endure a penalty from a match. Morata received the official warning because of the way he celebrated the winning goal against Bournemouth, noted in the added time. The attacker took the ball and put it under his shirt while biting his thumb, thus clearly congratulating his wife, who is pregnant.
“Honestly, I did not see this card, it’s a big loss for us, because we’re going to have a very heavy game with Everton, but we’ve got to take it, and tonight many players got cards,” Conte said.
“Dream” surpassed itself: Mourinho prepared 90 million for Hazard
The British tabloid “Sun” predicted Manchester United manager José Mourinho’s sensational transfer of Manchester United today. According to the popular edition, the Portuguese plans to break the club record once again, offering £ 90m for Chelsea Eden Azar.
The Belgian is considered to be the main transfer goal of Real Madrid, and according to the Spanish media, it is very likely after the World Cup to be a “white” player. The Sun, however, thinks Mourinho will join the battle because he thinks that Azar is the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle in his team.
Such a transfer, however, would seem sensational given the fact that the relationship between them deteriorated before Mourinho was fired by Chelsea.
Recently the cameras captured how the Special Demonstrative refused to congratulate Azar before the match between Chelsea and Manchester United.
Welbeck sent Arsenal to a semi-final after a boring London derby
Arsenal’s team qualified for the 1/2-final in the League Cup tournament in England. “Gunners” defeated West Ham’s minimal 1: 0 in a rather boring London derby from Emirates. Both teams had made a lot of changes in their starting teams and this affected the quality of the game. The two-door positions were almost missing, but the hosts made their way to the 42nd minute when Danny Welbeck managed to scratch, and that was also the winning goal for his team.
Host manager Arsene Wenger has given some of his main players a break. In the attack he bet on trio Thio Walcott, Olivier Girush and Danny Welbeck. In the middle of the pitch, the game was built by Mohammed Elveni, Francis Koklen and Joseph Willock.
There were also some changes in the Chuckles. Andre Aue and Javier Hernandez started out in the top positions. Pedro Obiyang, Kina and Declan Rice were the trio in the middle of the pitch.
In the first half hour of Emirates, nothing remembered happened. Both teams played mainly in the middle of the pitch and the strikes on the two doors were missing.
In the 38th minute, Sead Kolasinazz received a corner in the penalty box and made a strong but rather inaccurate strike that crossed the door.
A minute later Arsenal finally created his first real goal opportunity. Collainsac with a great crosscountry found Tio Walcott in the penalty box, who never misses a good position with a head shot at the door and missed a great chance to discover the result.
In the 42nd minute, the hosts still led. Mattio Debussi got into the box and headed for Danny Welbeck. The striker’s first attempt to shoot with his head failed, but he was smart enough to close the ball to 1-0.
In the last minute of the half-time, Willox decided to try a long shot but did not get well and did not find the outline of the door.
The second half started again at a slower pace. Only in the 64th minute West Ham came to his first more interesting situation in the match. The guests won a foul in front of the pennant. Chicharioto executed the penalty kick as the ball flashed past the door.
In the 72nd minute a controversial situation arose. Joe Hart stumbled Danny Welbeck, but the judge judged the offense to be outside of the penalty area and ordered a foul and showed only a yellow card to the guest’s goal.
This was the last more interesting situation in the match, with Arsenal winning the victory and qualifying for the tournament, while for West Ham the road to the race was over.
Injury brings Olivier Giroud out of the game
French national Olivier Giroud is eliminated from Arsene Wenger’s bets for Arsenal matches around holidays due to injury. The striker suffered a thigh trauma quarter an hour before the end of the 1/4 League Cup final against West Ham last night and was forced to be replaced.
“It seems that we are losing it for the holidays, we will have to wait for the results of the research, and it can be done 48 hours after the injury and told me that the pain is strong, but not always the degree of pain corresponds to the severity of the injury. I hope it’s not something serious, “Wenger said.
Certainly, Giroud will miss the Friday match of the 19th Premier League against Liverpool.
Atletico has called on FIFA for unlawful actions in Barcelona
Atletico Madrid’s management is determined to file a formal complaint to FIFA because of Barcelona’s actions. From Wanda Metropolitano, they are outraged by the fact that the Catalan club bosses have been negotiating with agents of Antoine Grossman behind Los Colchoneros.
The French striker has a contract in force until 2022 and the rules of the international federation prohibit such talks for transfer. Athletes believe that Barcelona players are trying to spoil the atmosphere at the Madrid club, which is currently the first pursuer in the title race.
A few seasons ago, FIFA banned Barcelona for another violation of the transfer laws and the Catalans had no right to incoming transfers within two transfer periods.
Lazio survived an incredible thriller at Bergamo
The Atalanta and Lazio teams did not win a victory in their 17th round in the A Series. The two teams, however, created a true Hollywood thriller as the match ended with a 3: 3 result. Guests can be pleased that they managed to get to the point after being twice behind in the score, but they both managed to make a draw. Matthias Caldaras (19) and Josip Ilichic (12 and 50 years old) were exact for the Bergamas, and for the Romans were Sergei Milinkovic-Savic (27 and 35) and Louis Alberto (79).
The hosts started the game with two quick goals. In the 19th minute, Anderra Petanja centered for Matia Caldara, who headed the ball into the goal for 1: 0. In the 22nd minute, Alejandro Gomes with a long long pass led Josip Ilicic in the penalty area and the volley of Slovaque scored for 2: 0.
Lazio, however, managed to return to the match. In the 27th minute Sergey Milinkovic-Savic was allowed to advance through the center, after which the Serb made a technical strike on the ground and surprised the goalkeeper for 2: 1.
Again Milinkovic-Savic was also the scorer of the 35th minute. Then Marco Parrolo got into the pennant and returned to the Serb who scored 2: 2 with a strong strike.
At the start of the second half, however, Atalanta returned the lead in the score. In the 50th minute, Father Batsch made a backlash against Gomez in the penalty area and the judge pointed to the white point. Ilichic again made the 11-meter shot and was accurate to 3: 2.
In the 70th minute, the hosts could do everything in their favor after Caldara again sent the ball into the goal but the shot was not overtaken by ambush.
This allowed Lazio to recover and in the 79th minute the guests managed to re-equalize the score. They set up a magnificent one-touch rap attack as Luis Alberto was brought out in the penalty area and coolly realized for 3: 3.
Lazio is then ranked 5th with 33 points. Atalanta is now ranked 7th with 24 points.
Barca loses Alcasser to El Classico
Barcelona striker Paco Alcasser will not be able to take part in upcoming El Paso with Real Madrid next Saturday. He got an injury during the defeat with Deportivo La Coruña (4: 0) and left the field in the 23rd minute. After the meeting it became clear that he had a muscle injury on his left leg, which would take him out of play for about three weeks.
“Paco Alcasser will be absent for about three weeks after receiving a left leg muscular injury in the first half of Camp Nou against Deportivo La Coruña. If everything evolves as planned, the assailant will be ready to play for the Levante meeting on January 7th. In the short term, Alcasser will miss El Classico on December 23 at Santiago Bernabeu, as well as the first match with Spain’s Celta on January 4, “said the club.
This is not particularly good news for coach Ernesto Valverde, who can not use the injured Usman Dembele, as long as Gerard Deulofu and Rafina are finally in question.
City offers Pep a new contract and 20 million pounds a year
Manchester City’s management plans to extend the three-year contract with Josep Guardiola, media in England said. The 46-year-old Catalunian has begun the season with 17 wins and one draw in 18 Premier League matches, which has convinced CEO Ferran Soriano to offer a new contract to the manager with improved conditions.
The news was also broadcast by Sky Sports, according to whose information City’s big lead against rivals will allow the leadership to start talks with Guardiola earlier and perhaps part of the players. The Catalan himself has a contract until 2020, but is expected to be extended until 2023.
The English media suggests that the newly negotiated Guardiola will receive £ 20 million a year.
Barca has fun noisy before Bernabeu’s bout
Leader of Primera Barcelona did not surprise and defeated 4-0 Deportivo La Coruña in a 16th round match played against 53,607 spectators at Camp Nou. Luis Suarez (29 and 47) and Paulinho (41 and 75) were right for “los blagranas”. Lionel Messi struck three beams and dropped a penalty, being really hunted by a slaughter. Overall, the Catalans had a total of four beams, and there was a doubt about a situation where it was not clear whether the ball went all the way behind Deportivo’s goal. Next Saturday, Barcelona hosts Real Madrid’s champion as a “cherry on the cake” for the calendar year 2017.
Sergio Buscques was left in reserve so he did not risk his participation in the duel with Real Madrid due to accumulated cards. Paulino took off his position as a midfielder. Paco Alcasser was given a chance at the top of the attack to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Lucas Peres led the guests attack, supported by Carles Hill, Emre Cholak and Adrian Lopez.
Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruña + 24From the start of the game, Messi showed his new “Golden Boot” for a top scorer in Europe since last season. In the third minute Leo got a chance to find the result. Luis Suarez handed over to Andres Iniesta to the right, who returned to the penalty for the Argentine, but he did not point exactly, sending the ball over the beam. In the sixth, the ball was in Depor’s net, but after a clear ambush of Paco Alcasser, reported by the referee.
In 14th Jordi Alba found Messi at the border of the penalty area, La Pulga fired without delay, but did not particularly impede Ruben Martinez’s watch. In the 23rd Ernesto Valverde forced Alcasser to replace Alice Vidal. The latter played to the right, and Iniesta moved to the left. In the 27th Sergi Roberto broke to the right, Suarez gave to Messi, who surrounded the defense and found a gap for a shot. The goalkeeper managed to kill.
Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruña + 24
At the same minute, Alejand Vidal had a great chance to score, but after a blow from the air Martinez anticipated the direction and knocked over the beam. The 29th Catalonians reached the goal. Iniesta very smartly knocked out the ball and led out Messi jumped from second position, who passed in parallel to the goal to Suarez, who easily scored – 1: 0.
Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruña + 24
In the 37th Marc-André Ter Stegen took a brilliant counter for the hosts. The German watchman threw the ball in his hands, Messi ran almost all the terrain, and turned left to Suarez, who instantly gave it back. There followed a powerful strike of the Argentine of 16 meters, in which the ball shook the crossbar. In the 41st Barca scored a second goal. Messi again shook the bar after a good 15-meter jump, and Paulinho overtaken Sydney and found the net – 2-0.
In the 45th Messi returned from the outing for Luis Suarez. The first shot of the 9th was saved by the goalkeeper, and in the new experience the Uruguayan performed at an attractive angle from a small angle and inches from the goal. The goalkeeper knocked the ball, but did not see well if it crossed the goal with its full volume. The Referee decided that he had no goal and brought in the wrath of Suarez and Messi.
Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruña + 24
At the beginning of the second part the Catalonians made 3: 0. Risor’s guests were not ready to center on Sergi Roberto’s right side to the second beam. Luis Suarez slipped to the edge of the ambush and pointed at the net. In the 52nd, the Referee raised a lot of controversial ambush of Lucas Perez, who leapt to Ter Stegen. After the third goal Loss Blaugranas lowered the pace to save power.
Barcelona – Deportivo La Coruña + 24C 67th Messi has a third beam, this time after a direct free kick. Within the same minute, Leo had a new opportunity and shot powerfully past the beam in the off. A minute later, Suarez was taken alone against the goalkeeper, he started to flip it, but was overtaken by the guard. The 69th Uruguayan shooter was stranded in the penalty area and Judge Matthew Laos pointed to the white point. Messi, however, failed to realize the penalty and allowed goalkeeper Martinez to kill.
In the 75th Barca he is holding another strong attack – Suarez handed Alba to the left, which hit the nearby beam, and Paulino was again in the right place for his second goal – 4: 0. In the 80th, Alice Vidal pulled out Messi and he shot along the nearby beam. Four minutes later the Uruguayan picked a punch instead of a pass to number 10, and the ball ran out.
Barca won convincingly, gathered confidence and saved the big clash with Real Madrid on Dec. 23. Interestingly, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo enter this duel with an equal number of goals for 2017 – 53. The Catalans have already accumulated 25 beams since the start of the season.
Surprise in Italy! Series “A” no longer has an unbeaten leader after the offshoot of Meazza
The Italian Serie A has no unbeaten leader since Inter surprisingly collapsed to Udinese’s own Giuseppe Meazza who had no win at this stadium in 2014 (in 2013 they defeated the “Nerazzurri” with 5 : 2 as a guest) and were in a series of five defeats against this rival.
Kevin Lazani again blammed Inter with a goal in the 14th minute but only 71 seconds later Mauro Ikardi equalized. Thanks to the VAR system, the guests received a penalty shoot-out with David Santon’s hand and Rodrigo de Paul was accurate to 1: 2, while Antonin Barak in the 76th practice ended the argument.
The best defense in Calcio was cracked three times, the VAR system was crucial for judging a penalty in favor of Udinese in the second half, in which the hosts in an inexplicable way handed over the initiative from its very beginning and were logically punished twice. Luciano Spalletti changed the tactics with three defenders at 1: 2, but in a counterattack, Barak largely countered the outcome of the match with the third goal one quarter hour before the end.
The only good news for fans is the fact that Icardi already has 17 goals in Calcio and continues to lead in the championship ranking, as well as 95 hits with the team of “neradzuri”, which is in the top 10 in the history of the club.
So there are only three clubs in the big European Championships without defeat – Manchester City in Premier League and Barcelona and Atletico (Madrid) in the Primera Liga. Especially Inter was unbeaten after 16 rounds last season in 2007/08 when the team came to Scudetto.
“Nerazzurri” remain at the top with 40 points, but Napoli (39) and Juventus (38) can change that. Udinese is 11th with 21 points.
The first opportunity for the hosts came in the 4th minute when the centerline to the left of Marcello Brozovic went to the far beam and there Matthias Vesino with his head could not find the frame. However, Ivan Perisic’s omission was greater in the 8th, when Mauro Ikardi served the ball well on the right, and the Croatian with a karate technique fired from a few yards but could not find the outlines.
Surprisingly, the “zebras” took the lead in the 14th minute after Davide Santon first did a good job of taking the ball but dribbled to his own penalty area and lost it at the expense of Silvan Vidmer. He then fired Borja Valero, who was injured, and the centering of the ground was caught in the net by Kevin Lazanja, who overcame Milan Skrinar and Danilo D’Ambrosio – 0: 1.
Less than 120 seconds were needed for Inter Milan’s answer – the cool control of Antonio Koundreva’s air ball was followed by his great centering in the small foil, where Icardi was merciless and equaled to 1: 1.
After the equalizer, Inter players began to shoot from almost any position and without taking the distance, such as Marcello Brozowic’s shot from a volley after a clear corner from the corner could be one of the goals of the season but inches away from beam.
The Nerazzurri finished half-time with 18 strokes on their account, 7 of which were in the outline of the door, but Albano Bzarri’s real reflex was not so much tested because the shots were mostly from a long distance.
Only 34 seconds after resuming the game, Udinese made a great counterattack and Kevin Lazani lost a 100% position after Samir Handanovich’s inadequacies from a clear position ahead of the goal-keeper for several meters. Inter goalkeeper, however, made another phenomenal rescue during the season and kept his team from trouble.
In the 53rd minute, Mauro Icardi missed a clear position with a few meters from the goal, unable to find the frame after a nice centering on the right. In the 55th Silvan Wimmer centered on the outfield and Santon stopped the ball by hand as the referee awarded a penalty after a VAR system. The discussion was eventually going out of the pitch, but Rodrigo de Paul was eventually scored by the white point uncompromisingly – 1: 2.
In the 68th, Milan Skrinjar hit the beam after overtaking all of them and finding a good centering of Vesino. Luciano Spalletti changed his tactics and played with three defenders as he took out the sinner Santon and dropped the teenager Ian Karamo.
In the 72nd other reserve, Roberto Gallidini, he had a chance to equalize, but his header shot after cornering was saved by Albano Bitzari. As Vesino receives a yellow card and misses the next match, Galliarini is likely to be the champion of Sassuolo’s visit.
The three-defender scheme did not turn out to be more effective for the “Nerazzurri” who were caught in the counter-attack in the 76th minute and Antonin Barak scored almost 1: 3 with a strike. By the end of the match, the hosts made some strenuous pressure and had a bad situation, but nothing very clear, which could not avoid surprise, especially since they only shot one shot.
Inter’s composition: Samira Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Milan Skrinar, João Miranda, David Santon; Matthias Vesino, Borha Valero; Antonio Candreva, Marcello Brozowicz, Ivan Perisic; Mauro Icardi
Udinese: Albano Botsari; Jens Striger Larsen, Danilo, Bram Newton; Silvan Vidmer, Antonin Barak, Seko Fofana, Jakub Yankt, Ali Adnan; Rodrigo de Paul, Kevin Laszanna
Roma won a late success against Cagliari
The Roma team went through needle ears, but pulled the 1-0 win over Cagliari in the last day of the 17th round of Serie A.
The victory for the “wolves” fell in the 94th minute, and his author became Argentinean defender Federico Facio. The attack was disputed by the guests, but the video rehearsals showed that the goal is regular. Before that, Roma missed a penalty after Cagliari’s watch reflected Diego Perrotti’s strike.
With the success, Roma got 38 points, as Juventus champion, and the two teams are third. Leader is Napoli with 42.
The “wolves” have been in control for most of the meeting, but they have not reached clear positions. An opportunity to score scored them in the 53rd minute when they were allowed to make a penalty.
Diego Perotti fired, but Cagliari’s guard Alesio Cranio caught the corner and reflected his shot. The visitors’ goalkeeper, however, was wrong in the added time when after a centering in the penalty area he boxed the ball straight into the body of Fasio, who then sent it to the net.
The guests claimed to play with the Argentinean hand and asked for a video repeat. It showed that Fasio’s game was clean and the goal was read.
Guardiola thanked City’s leaders for the players
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola thanked the management of “citizens” for the opportunity to work with so many outstanding players in the squad. This happened after a 4: 1 victory over Tottenham at Etihad.
“It’s been a good game, we played with a team that requires intense motion without a ball. We have won one of the best teams in the Premier League and I can not help but be happy. Since August we have won, but I admire the way we play without a ball. I thank the club for giving me these magnificent footballers. Now the moods are excellent, but in three days we have a new game and we have to adjust for him, “Guardiola said.
He also thanked fate, giving him a chance to lead both Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Zidane brought to Real more trophies from his five predecessors
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane won eighth trophy at the head of the “white ballet” after the triumph of the world club championship. The prize is fifth for the royal club season, which is the first time in history.
Interestingly, Zidane Real has won more awards than his five predecessors. Under the leadership of Juanem Ramos, Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Raphael Benitez, Madrid won seven trophies in eight years, playing 397 games. Zidane bears the eight trophies in just two years, leading the team in 115 games.
Real Madrid is over again all over the world
The Real Madrid team defended their World Cup and will be the number one on the planet for another year. The Royal Club won the World Club Championship final, winning 1-0 against South American champion Gremio in a match played in Abu Dhabi. Cristiano Ronaldo brought the trophy in the 53rd minute. The “Whites” triumphed for the third time at the World Club Championship and a total of six, including the Intercontinental Cups.
Zinedine Zidane betrayed his fellow soldiers. Captain Sergio Ramos returned after missing the semi-final. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema formed the “white” offensive tandem backed by Isco. The Brazilians played in a 4-2-3-1 circuit with central striker Lucas Barrios.
Real Madrid – Gremio + 30
They had not gone two minutes from the start of the game, and Cristiano was on the ground with buttons of buttons. The repetitions showed how the captain of Gremio Jeromem entered very roughly into the Portuguese’s right calf. The judge left that rudeness without consequences. The “White” pushed for an early goal and began to strain Marcello Groze. In the 17th, Cristiano made a first sharp kick from a distance – the ball went out.
Real Madrid – Gremio + 30
In the 20th, Luca Modric centered on the left, and Daniel Carvahall shot from the air, found the ball well, but he met with a defender’s leg and went into the corner. After the corner kick from Rafael Varan’s head, Cristiano was very close to deflecting from the small penal field but was ahead. Three minutes later an identical situation took place, this time Casemiro did not expect the ball. In the next Spanish attack, Modric falsified to the far corner and centimeters failed to hit the target.
Real Madrid – Gremio + 30
In the 28th Edilson scored a 30-meter heavy blow, and the ball flashed over Kayor Navas’s beam. In the 37th, Ronaldo was able to score a very good goal. The Portuguese got into the penalty area but instead of shooting, he preferred a pocket inward and dropped control of the ball. Two minutes later, the Golden Ball winner fired a real bomb from a distant free kick. The Brazilian watchman was lucky that the ball flew a little over the beam.
Real Madrid – Gremio – 1: 0 + 30
The second part started with a series of blows to the South American door. In the 51st minute, Ronaldo freed himself with a sharp twist and shot very heavily from the rainbow, but quite inaccurately. A minute later, Gremio’s footballers claimed a penalty after Sergio Ramos did not play the ball in the penalty area. In the 53rd number 7 he won a foul about 27 meters from the goal. Cristiano staked the power, found a gap through the wall and scored the ball to the right side of the goal keeper – 1: 0.
Real Madrid – Gremio – 1: 0 + 30
Five minutes later, Ronaldo scored a second goal but was not considered. The Referee saw the ambush of Benzema, who assisted. Repetition has shown that ambush is indeed very controversial. In the 60th, there was a tension in the Gremio penal field, which ended with a heel of the CR7 – aside. In 65th, Modric shook a beam after a 23-meter shot. In the attack, the Brazilians finally created little pressure in the opposing penalty area. Navas intervened safely and caught the sharp centering on the ground.
Real Madrid – Gremio – 1: 0 + 30
In the 73rd Zidane, he decided to change Isko and bet the fast and lucky Lucas Vasquez. In the 76th, Kroos joined the penalty area and handed over to Benzema, whose shot did not work. In the 82nd Los Blancas they organized a whirlwind action, Ronaldo got to the border of the penalty area, entered and kicked heavily on land to the far beam – the goalkeeper slaughtered. In the 83rd Gareth Bale’s reserve he fired with an outer rebate – the guard again was careful and killed. South Americans never showed any weapons in attack. Even at the end, when they had to try to catch up, their shares were rather timid and toothless.
Real Madrid became the first team to defend its trophy from the World Club Championship. Zidane’s team finishes the year with five trophies – the Champions League, the Prize, the Supercup of Europe and Spain, and the World Club Championship. Zidane became the first in history to win intercontinental cups as a footballer and two as a coach. In a week, the “white” will play their last match for the year against Barcelona.
Real Madrid with top line-up for the final
The teams of Real Madrid and Gremio go into the final of the World Club Championship. Zinedine Zidane relies on his fellow soldiers. Captain Sergio Ramos is back. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema form the attacking tandem of the “white”, backed by Isko.
The duel in Abu Dhabi begins at 19:00.
Real Madrid: Navas; Karvahal, Varan, Ramos, Marcello; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Benzema, Cristiano
Lazio arranged a meeting with Fiorentina on the 1/4-final
Lazio is expected to qualify for the 1/4-final for the Italian Cup. Tonight the Eagles defeated the 4: 1 second division Chitadel and secured a meeting with Fiorentina in the next phase.
Ciro Immobile opened the score in the 11th minute. He progressed to speed, flipped the goalkeeper and scored, despite the efforts of a defender to kill in front of the goal.
In the 24th minute Felipe Anderson doubled. He received a pass from the right and chipped it past the keeper to make it 0 –
The result became classic in the 36th minute when a corner kick from Wallace’s head hit the Chitadella door.
The guests returned to the match with their backs and crashes. In the 41st minute Paolo Bartolomeu fired a foul and with a bomb shot of about 30 meters did not leave the chance of Thomas Strachosha, putting a great goal.
In the 87th minute, Ciro Immobile formed the final result of the match. He was brought out by Lucas Leiva and tied the goalkeeper to the final 4: 1.
The decision for Mascherano was taken
After nearly eight years at Camp Nou, Javier Mascherano says “goodbye” to Barcelona and leaves, the Catalan newspaper Sport informs. The 33-year-old footballer has been a hardback since the start of the season and that’s why the management will allow him to take over to the Chinese Hebei Chaiya Fortune. Officially this will be announced in the coming days.
It was supposed that the Spaniards would want at least 10 million euros, but it was eventually decided to have a transfer even at a lower amount. The management is pleased with Masche and will not hinder it because the Asian proposal is very good – a contract for three seasons for which he will receive 21m euros from salaries.
El Happy was told he was free to sign with the Chinese and go to the East.
Bonucci: Why did I leave Juve? The answer is not appropriate for a child’s ears
Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci again did not give a clear answer to why he left Juventus in the summer to join the Rosoner. This time he was asked by a little girl during the Christmas celebrations of the AC Milan.
“Let’s say the answer is not appropriate for a child’s ears. This question makes me sweat more than in 90 minutes on the pitch. Let’s just say that certain things happened between me and Juventus, which led to this decision. Then came Milan’s proposal and I grabbed him with both hands without thinking. Thanks for the work of Marco Fasone and Massimiliano Mirabelli, who brought me here. In life and in relationships it is normal to have discussions. In the end, the two sides decided to go along different paths, “said Bonucci.
FA picked up José again
The Football Association of England called for Jose Mourinho to provide an official explanation for his words before the derby between his Manchester United and Manchester City from the 16th round in the Premiership. The Portuguese is the subject of an investigation because of his statement that the opponents’ footballers fall on the ground only with a slight blow of the wind. So he visibly ironizes them that they simulate.
Mourinho has a deadline of 20:00 on December 18 (Monday) to execute the FA order.
His exact remarks were as follows: “Manchester City has a good team that defensively defends and responds correctly to the moment they lose the ball. There is a dynamism in their attack, and their movement on the pitch is very creative. He has extraordinary footballers, their coach is fantastic – they have a lot of good things. If you ask me about something I do not like, it is that they very easily lose balance. You know – to blow a light wind and they fall “.
Otherwise, tonight Manchester City and Manchester United had to give an explanation for the fight after the match. The FA is expected to announce the penalties.
Chelsea asked again for Leverkusen
Lost rhythm last season, Bayer (Leverkusen) is already showing a better face, reaching fourth in the Bundesliga round before the winter break. This evening, Haiko Herlich’s team beat Verder (Bremen) 1-0 on their field and no longer lost in the 11th consecutive league match.
Excellent once again was Leon Bailey, who was reported to have received a bid from Chelsea. The fast-paced Jamaican footballer was on the wings and could not be stopped. Just after his persistent play in the 11th minute came to Lucas Alario’s fall, it was the only one.
Bayer was overcrowded with his opponent and did not try to make further hits, but goalkeeper Jarjie Pavlenka was in the throes. Karim Bellarabi became the champion, and Bailey had no chance.
Closest to the goal, Bremen was in the 32nd minute when Maximilian Egeststein headed the ball but Bert Leno reflected.
Leverkusen is expected to host Hanover 96 for the championship and then for Borussia (Mönchengladbach) for the German Cup.
Werder is still in the relegation zone, but only at a point from the 16th Hamburg Schweiz. The team from the North also plays for the Cup, where they will argue with Freiburg. Before that, however, Vesserstadion will host Mainz 05.
Operation threatens United defender
Manchester United defender Eric Baiy may have surgery for a trauma that has kept him out of the pitch since early November.
The central defender suffered a groin injury in a match for Côte d’Ivoire’s national team in October, then injured his ankle in a match against Chelsea on November 5 and has not played since.
“I think that the trauma is serious, I do not know how long it will recover, its problems have been the last time he was with his national team, we tried a conservative treatment, but if it did not give the result, he would have to undergo surgery. a little more, “said United manager Jose Mourinho.
Zidane defended Benzema and attacked VAR
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane rehearsed for Karim Benzema after last night’s match with Al Jazeera at the World Club Championship. “I will not want a new striker, Benzema plays well,” said the specialist at a press conference after a duel. “Everyone can express an opinion. We made a lot of things up front, but I’m disappointed because the ball did not want to go in. However, I am pleased with everyone, “Zuzu said.
The White Coach criticized the VAR system, which was the main character in last night’s Abu Dhabi match: “We wait 3-4 minutes to decide whether it’s naked or not. This is unacceptable. I think he is playing an ambush, so he has a naked match against Casemiro. It was strange. ”
Asked about the next rival, Gremio, Zidane said: “I was looking at the 1/2-final. I do not know the Brazilian championship well. Gremio is a good team and we have to show the best we can. ”
Liverpool has failed to break the broken UBA with all of his stars
Liverpool failed to defeat West Bromwich’s defense and scored a disappointing zero draw at Anfield in a midfield match in the Premier League. This score against the “thrusters” just above the relegation area cost the fourth place in Merseyside where Tottenham got a better goal difference.
Merseyside manager Jurgen Klop this time had decided to bet on the entire “amazing four” – Salah, Mane, Kouttinho and Firmino, but this was not enough for the “reds”. Karius started at the door, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Emre Gian and Georgin Vainillum also started. McLean and Krichhwak were UBA holders.
The first half offered a familiar scenario in terms of knowing the ball – the hosts did it in 70% of the time, but it was not materialized. In the 18th minute, Salah made a great centering distance to the far beam, where Firmino scored from a small angle but sent the ball inches away from the target. Half an hour later, the guests were a bit less shocked by Anfield after a cannon shot of 25 meters landed on the crossbar.
In the 38th minute, Salah did not reach for a few meters of a good centering of Alexander-Arnold. At the end of the section, there were blocked strikes of Firmino and Salah.
At the beginning of the second part the guests had good opportunities. First, Crychwick fired a foul on the left, the wind changed the trajectory of the ball and she headed for the door, but Karius slaughtered. In the ensuing corner, the home keeper’s intervention was even better, firing a shot with Jacob’s head to the nearby beam. At the next corner kick, Heshita knocked his head, but the ball crossed the door.
There were two big omissions of the hosts. A 12-meter-long Mane strike went sideways, and Salah caught Arnold’s head-centered center but could not find the goal again.
In the 65th minute, Foster mistaken and dropped the ball in an attempt to catch it after Mane’s centering. Niom, however, cleared the goal line by not allowing Wainlund to take advantage.
In the 82nd minute, Reserve Dominic Solanke still sent the ball to Foster’s door, but his shot was canceled because of the attacker’s hand. The decision was strongly challenged by the hosts, but the repetitions showed that the ball ricocheted first in the attacker’s body and then actually touched his hand.
Two minutes later, the Merseysides did not lead by a miracle. Foster scuffed Oklady-Chamblerle with a body, and then Solanke’s add-on was cleared of the goal.
Liverpool is now in fifth position with 31 points. UBA is 17th with 14 points.
Neimar went home but missed the next PSG match
The star of Money Saint-Germain Neimar is back on the club. The Brazilian came home from home where he was for several days because of family problems. He will not play in the League Cup match against Racing Strasbourg tomorrow. Senior coach Unai Emery did not include Barcelona’s former soccer player in the match group and decided to bet on players who are less likely to be in the squad.
Lavin Kurzawa, Tiago Silva and Adrienne Rabio will also miss the meeting with Strasbourg. Instead, Emery included Jasin Adley, Alec Jorden and Stanley Undoky.
Azar impressed everyone with his behavior after the Huddersfield match
Chelsea’s big star Eden Azar, who yesterday was even applauded by his rivals during a clash with Huddersfield, made a very good impression in his interview after the John Smith Stadium. The Belgian spoke in the company of his teammate, Villian, after both of them were at the heart of the victory of the Londoners. Azar, which is in great shape, shows a good mood and a sense of humor. But he, with whom he won the most sympathy, was his gesture towards his teammate. At the end of the interview, Willian had to hand the Belgian official award to the match. However, Azar refused to accept this choice and returned the Brazilian award, declaring that he deserved it.
Donaruma remains in Milan, costing 70 million.
Despite the controversial information of recent days, Milan’s bosses are convinced goalkeeper Gianluigi Donaruma will remain in the team. Sky Italia says the rumors that 18-year-old guardian Mino Raiola insists on canceling his contract are far from the truth. Rajola met with people from the Rossoneri leadership several times in November, and both sides are in good standing. The only disappointment of the malicious manager is that Milan has never included a release clause in Donaurra’s contract.
According to the Corriere della Sera, the situation is a bit different. The editorial confirms that neither the club nor Donaruma is willing to transfer it at this stage, but with regard to the ransom clause, Raiola himself insisted that he should not appear in the contract. The newspaper adds that Milan would still tend to split up with Jijo if they receive a bid of at least EUR 70 million. This is likely to happen if the team does not qualify for the Champions League and the club is forced to sell some of its current players. In Italy, the only option ahead of Donaruma is Juventus, but he does not look seriously at her. The offer may also come from Pari Saint-Germain, although in the French Grandpa they are offended by the youngster for his refusal to join them last summer.
Mourinho was again angry with journalists in England
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho once again angry with the British media at his press conference yesterday. The reason for this was the question of the scandal in the Old Trafford tunnel after the Manchester derby. The Portuguese first explained that what happened was a matter of differences in the behavior and education of the players of both teams, giving as an example the way his players celebrated their success against Arsenal of the Emirates. Then Mourinho tried to finish the subject, but there were several questions that were obviously annoyed.
The first was whether the Portuguese expects the club to be punished for the melee. The Special said, “Why? I think you work for another club, not for the media.”
Mourinho was then asked if he expects sanctions specifically for Romulus Lukaku, who allegedly threw a bottle of a person from City Headquarters. The manager replied: “You know how to proceed – you blame it, investigate, show the evidence and punish it.”
Journalists, however, continued to insist and asked Mourinho if he was sure that his players had behaved in the most appropriate way. Here the Portuguese said he was convinced of this, then got out of his place, thanked, and went out. On the way to the exit, the Special Court has accused journalists of not respecting Bournemouth, the players of this team and their manager Eddie Hau, as they have not asked any questions about the upcoming clash between the two Old Trafford teams.
Barca slipped away a heavy draw by a red card
The leader in La Liga Barcelona retained the distance to the pursuers after a tough 2-0 win over their visit to Villarreal in a 15th round match. The Catalans were facilitated by a direct red card in the 60th minute, after which the defeat of Luis Suarez (72) and Lionel Messi (83) fell. Curiously, Barca’s second goal had a second ball on the pitch, though far from the situation. With this goal, the genius Argentine equalized Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals for a club playing in one of Europe’s major championships – 525 goals.
Ernesto Valverde once again placed a 4-4-2 with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez ahead. Paulinho and Dennis Suarez entered the midfield and Thomas Vermelen was a partner of Gerard Pique in the protective shaft. Sergio Asenho returned to the “yellow” door after months of injury treatment. Haiti Kaieha chose a 4-4-2 pitch with a diamond in the middle of the field and attackers Cedric Bakamby and Daniel Raba.
Villarreal – Barcelona + 7
The meeting started with a beam for Barca as early as the fourth minute. After a corner, Pike shook his head and aimed the crossbar. In the 11th minute, the Referee raised a controversial ambush of Roberto Soriano. Repetition showed that there was no ambush. In the 16th Soriano he shoots attractive from the air, and Marc-André ter Stegen made an impressive rescue with one hand.
In the 22nd Messi shot from a 21-meter foul, he searched for the corner of the wall, but Assenho was prepared and managed. The 26th Terter Steigen was again careful after Raba’s centering, in which Soriano reached out but did not play the ball. The shares of the submarine were quite sharp and often caused tensions at the door of the German watchman. In the 28th, the judge did not see how Hume Kosta pushed Luis Suarez with a bumpy ball.
Villarreal – Barcelona + 7C 35th Dennis Suarez has twice mistakenly played the game for a great sequel. Three minutes later Leo falsified the ball from the rainbow and the ball passed half a meter to the side. In the 42nd “yellow” again created a danger, the ball was centered on the left, and Ter Stegen was just slain at the foot of Roberto Soriano. By the end of the half-time the goal did not fall, with the hosts having to regret more because they had the more acute situations.
The second half started at a fast pace. Barca’s attacks were largely devoid of creativity. In the 58th Jordi Alba centered, Asenho did not interfere well, and Pao Alcasser missed the ball a few seconds earlier. A minute later, the left back found Messi at the point of the penalty, the Argentine instantly sought the far corner and the ball licked the beam. In the 60th, the referee pulled a direct red card to Raba for dangerous entry with the buttons at Sergio Buscakes’ feet.
Villarreal – Barcelona + 7
The Catalan team is expected to settle in half the “yellow”. In the 67th Alba centered, Luis Suarez departed on the first beam and had a slap to hit the far beam. In the 70th, the familiar combination between Messi and Alba again threatened the hosts’ door. Leo found the Spanish national, he returned the ball to the penalty area, and after the instant jam, he knit on the outside of the net.
Villarreal – Barcelona + 7
In 72th, the pressure of “los blaugranas” brought a goal. Alcasser very finely knocked the ball for Luis Suarez who, against the goalie, decided to flip and a second later to score an empty goal – 0: 1. In the 76th Manu Trigeros scored a very good shot of 25 meters – Ter Stegen anticipated the direction and slaughtered. In the 81st, Messi yanked the ball for Luis Suarez, who failed to hit her well in the air.
A hundred seconds later La Pulga resolves the dispute with a second goal. Victor Ruis was wrong on the move, Messi received the ball, two defenders collided, the Argentine jumped against Asenho and matched him with a precise shot. The repetitions showed curiosity. During Leo’s goal on the pitch there was a second ball, though away from the situation.
Thus, the Catalans interrupted a series of two consecutive draws in the League. The next Barcelona meeting is next weekend when Deportivo La Coruña arrives at Camp Nou. After another week, it is the big fight with Real Madrid, set as a pre-gift for football fans.
Today Ludogorets will know his rival in the Europa League
Today, after 14:00, Bulgarian champion Ludogorets will learn his rival in the 1/16-finals for Europa League. Dimitar Dimitrov-Hero’s team is in the ballot of the non-winning teams after finishing second in group C of the tournament.
This means that the Bulgarian champion will face one of the 15 placed teams because the rules do not allow to play at this stage with the winner of his group – Braga. Among the possible rivals are the names of European colossus, such as Milan, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. The finalists of the Champions League in 2014 and 2016, like Sporting (Lisbon), Leipzig and CSKA (Moscow) of Georgi Milanov, are the four placed, which finished third in the group stage of the Champions League.
Two of the potential rivals – Lazio and Victoria (Pilsen) have already dropped out of Ludogorets in the European tournaments.
Potential rivals of Ludogorets: CSKA (Moscow), Atletico (Madrid), Leipzig, Sporting (Lisbon), Villarreal, Dinamo (Kiev), Milan, Lazio, Atalanta, Lokomotiv, Moscow, , Zenith and Salzburg.
The teams from the Ludogorets Urn: Spartacus (Moscow), Napoli, Celtic, Borussia (Dortmund), Astana, Partizan, AEK, Lyon, FC Copenhagen, Steaua, Red Star, Oosterndon, Nice, Real Sociedad and Olympique Marseille.
Mull in the Old Trafford Tunnel! Mourinho, with his bottles, blood on the face of a Guardiola assistant
The passions in the Manchester derby, which was won by the Premier League leader by 2: 1 and largely neglected the intrigue at the top, have heated up to red after Michael Oliver’s last referee signal. According to reports in the English media, the Old Trafford tunnel has reached battle scenes.
The Manchester City players stayed a little longer on the pitch to celebrate their success with their fans. On his way back to the red-dressing manager, Jose Mourinho made angry comments to the guests. The Citizen Guard, Ederson, responded to him in Portuguese, and then the two entered a turbulent discussion. Manchester United players have followed the Special in the corridor and joined the dispute. In the subsequent melee, Mourinho was hit with empty plastic bottles of water, and was overwhelmed with milk.
According to witnesses some of the players have exchanged strikes, and Michel Arteta, one of the assistants of Josep Guardiola, has had blood on the face as a result of an arcade.
It is claimed that a total of about 20 players – players and staff from the clubs of both clubs – have joined the mall.
Today we will find out which way the big Champions League will go
A few days after the Champions League group stage is over, the first pairs of the elimination phase of the most prestigious football club race will become clear. The draw for the 1/8-finals will be withdrawn today at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The procedure starts in 13 hours Bulgarian time.
The teams are divided into two hurdles, the first one being made up of the winners in the groups and the second one by the teams second. There is no way for teams from the same country to fall against each other.
The placed teams will be in the first round, which will take place on 13/14 and 20/21 February. Revans are 6/7 and 13/14 March.
Barca drew a fierce opponent for the King’s Cup
The three-time winner of the King of Barcelona Cup will fight the Celta at the 1/8-final of this year’s race. This puts the present in the Las Rosas sports center near Madrid. Only three days ago Ernesto Valverde’s boys failed to defeat the Gallic team at Camp Nou in a match of the Primera Liga. The first match of the elimination for the Cup will be at Balaidos and the rematch in Catalonia. Last season, the Vigo team removed Real Madrid and reached the 1/2-final in the La Copa tournament.
Spain’s Real Madrid has dropped with a much lighter opponent, with the second-round Numancia. The first meeting will be in Soria, and the rematch – at Santiago Bernabeu. Atletico Madrid has pulled one of the two third-team teams – the Catalan Lady. The rule requires Athletes to play in the first match of the lower-level football team. The other couples are not attractive at first reading. There will be an Andalusian derby between Seville’s ambitious team and Betis-Cadiz’s “executioner”. The second in La Liga Valencia has to deal with the lame Las Palmas. The suffered sensation in the past round of the Formentera team will fight with Alayes. The other two pairs are Leganes – Villarreal and Espanyol – Levante.
The 1/8-final meeting is on January 3rd and 10th.
Mourinho will receive 80 million plus sales revenue for winter selection
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will receive 80 million pounds for winter selection, although club bosses are generally in favor of large transfers in January. The Portuguese can increase the amount with the revenue it will receive from potential sales of unnecessary players. According to English media, it is most likely that Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian are the first to be sold. Henrich Mhhtaaryan may return to his former club, Borussia (Dortmund), and Maruana Felaini’s future is not quite sure as his contract expires.
Mourinho wants to take new players for four positions – left back, right wing, back midfielder and playmaker. Surely, however, all these additions can not be attracted in January.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the Portuguese wants a big star on his team. Such a deal, however, certainly can not be achieved in the winter and such a transfer will be run after the end of the season.
The matches in WS today – formality for some and decisive battles for others
Nowadays, the last matches in 4 of the Champions League teams are to be played. Most of them have a serious intrigue and will decide which teams will go ahead in the tournament and who will join the Europa League. There are also games that do not depend on anything, and teams will only play for their honor and for the UEFA prizes.
In Group A, Manchester United needs a point at home against CSKA (Moscow) to finish first. “Red” Devils “will also qualify for a loss if it is not more than 6 goals – this is the case if Basel wins his visit to Benfica and three teams will score 9 points. with more points from Basel, and the task of the Swiss is easier because they are visiting Benfica’s five consecutive losses, and they also have an advantage in direct duels with the “Army.”
In Group B, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern (Munich) have long since defeated Celtic and Anderlecht, and it is up to them to determine who will win first. The only option of not being PSG is Bayern to win against Uliy Emerich’s Allianz Arena with 4 or more goals.
Similar is the situation in the battle for the third position between Celtic and Anderlecht. The Belgians lost at home with 0: 3, which means they need success with the same or higher score in Glasgow to replace the Clover.
In group C, Chelsea has already secured the participation of the eighth finals, but is trying to finish first. This could be a victory against Atletico Madrid. In the event of a tie or a loss, the “blue” still have a chance to maintain the leadership position, but only if Roma does not beat Karabakh at home. Three points for the “wolves” will automatically mean that Atletico will finish third and will not play in the elimination direction. To move on, “mats” need a victory for Stamford Bridge and a wrong step for Roma. Karabakh will surely be the last in the band.
Barcelona already guaranteed its first place in group “D”, and favorite for the second is Juventus. The Italian Grand Prix hosts to Olympiakos and can do everything by winning. Equality will give Sporting (Lisbon) a chance to displace the “bikonkers” with the possible success of Camp Nou. Olympiakos has no chance even for the third place.
Iceland’s breeder jokes for new meeting with Croatia
Iceland’s coach Heimir Halgrimsson took a smile for the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.
The Scandinavians came to Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia. Interestingly, Iceland and Croatia were also in a Qualifying Group and before that they played a playoff to reach the 2014 World Cup.
“We are obviously a couple, but we have to divorce after World Cup. I’m sure our fans will become one of the world’s stars and will definitely like them in Russia. I hope to continue making people happy. We deserve to be here and we will try to get out of the group, “the coach said.
Zidane: We do not want to risk with Bale
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed Gareth Bale’s absence for tomorrow’s Athletic Bilbao match at San Mamas. “Bale has a problem with his calf. It is not an injury, just pain. But we do not want to risk. The problem is that Gareth is very strong and powerful and must be completely healthy to play. I think positive and hope to be available soon. (…) When healthy, it is phenomenal, “Zuzu said at today’s press conference.
“I do not think Gareth’s problem is in the head. These are just pains, but we have to be patient. (…) I can not say the exact date for his return. I expect the next week to train with the team, “the French specialist said. Captain Sergio Ramos is back when he misses the Malaga host and King’s Cup match: “It’s in line, it’s in the team’s dynamics.”
Asked about the allegedly new goalkeeper of Lose Blankos Kepa Arisabalga, who keeps the Athletic, Zidane replied diplomatically: “I’m talking about my goalie, not for those in the future. There are many good people who have a chance to come to us, but that’s not my problem now. Kepa is a good goalkeeper, but he is not my goalkeeper. ”
Real visits the Cathedral tomorrow at 21.45.
Barcelona – Celta 1:1
Barcelona and Celta are playing 1-1 in the first half in a match in the 14th round of La Liga. Jagos Aspas scored for the guests in the 20th minute but only two later Lionel Messi leveled. In the 25th minute the judges did not take Luis Suarez’s goal out of a very controversial ambush position. The 31st Messi hit the beam.
The main figures in the home team led by Lionel Messi are back in the starting lineup. Six of them got a break in the past match against Murcia for the Cup of Spain and should now be in perfect condition. Ernesto Valverde reiterated Leo and Luis Suarez’s confidence in an attack, and Paulinho found a midfield position in the diamond. Sergi Roberto acts as a right back. The Catalans are leaders after 13 games, with no loss.
Celta presents itself at tides and is ninth in the table. The team from Galicia, however, is coming to Camp Nou with its dangerous assailants, Maximiliano Gomez, Pioneer Sisto and Jagos Aspas. John Guidetti is among the reserves.
The match started with a yellow card for Luis Suarez before the first minute. The Uruguayan dropped Sergi Gomez to the ground, wounding his shoulder. This also led to a replacement of the defender.
The guests staked a solid presence in front of their goalkeeper and calmly accepted the los coules attacks. In the early minutes, there were no dangers.
In the 20th minute, Celta’s players made a counter-attack with Aspas first out of ambush, and then sent the ball to the net after Mark-Andre Stegen had previously secured a goal after Max Gomez’s shot.
But the leader’s answer to the rankings was lightning. Two minutes later, Messi equalized with a shot between Ruben Blanco’s legs.
In the 25th minute there was a lot of discussion, in which Suarez was brought out on his own and supervised, but the side judge lifted the ambush flag. The repetitions saw that there was not one.
Barca’s pressure was already strong and in the 31st minute Messi shot in the beam.
In the 36th Paulinho was in the lead after a shot from a few meters, but the goalkeeper saved.
Everton officially announced Sam Allardyce
Everton officially announced Sam Allardyce as club manager with a contract for 18 months, it became clear after a statement on the caramel site. The former England manager agreed to save Crystal Palace from relegation last year but left before the start of the season.
“Everton can confirm the appointment of Sam Allarddys as a new club manager by June 2019,” Everton said.
63-year-old Aradieis out of Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick for the team’s 4: 0 victory over West Ham last night and beats Jerseys on 13th in the standings, just five points out of the danger zone. In a private conversation, people in the club admitted that they were their first choice after firing Ronald Cumman. Expectations before the season were quite another with 200 million spent on new players, and Everton is also out on top of the Europa League tournament.
Ironically, Aradie’s right hand and assistant will be Sammy Lee, a legend of Liverpool’s rival city since the early 1980s. The club has been nine times champion of England, but since 1995 has not won any trophy. But now, Allardyce has to resolve the problems with the team’s defense, which has made 28 hits since the start of the season. And while he will have to look for a player in the attack, he will probably have to split up with some of the midfielders because there are quite a lot of people in there.
“We have nothing to lie about, the team is having a hard time at the moment and we need changes on many levels, and I hope that Sam Allardy is the right person to make those changes,” said Fahrdah Mohsari, the club’s main shareholder.
Allegrites risks with Iguaine from the first minute of “San Paolo”
Gonzalo Iguaine is likely to play for Juventus in the 15th round of the A Series against Napoli this evening at 21:45. The Argentine broke a finger on his hand and was operated two days ago. Initially, it was not known whether he would be in the San Paolo group, and the bravest predictions were that Pitta would sit on the bench. Juve, however, will certainly be without Mario Manjukic, who has a muscular trauma and is not with the Napoli team. This limits the options to senior coach Massimiliano Allegri. He has to decide whether to bet Paulo Diballa as a “fake ninety” or to risk the inclusion of Iguaine. If Allegre chooses 3-4-3, Dibala will act in front of Douglas Kosta and Juan Quadrado. If he does, however, decide to put the Iguaine in the first minute against his former club, Alegriy will put his hand in a 3-4-2-1 draw, with both Doublas and Douglas Kosta playing on both flanks, while Quadrado will remain the reserve. Sky Sport Italia argues that this is exactly how they look in the attack on the bianconers tonight. The good news for Allegri is the return after injuries to Federico Bernardeski, Giorgio Chiellini and Quadrado. Napoli with injuries are Fausy Gulam and Arkadyus Milik.
Last night, Juventus arrived in Naples and the arrival of the bus in front of the hotel was accompanied by violent booing of Napoli fans.
Swansea pays crazy money for Renato Sanchez and can not get rid of him
Renato Sanchez’s career has gone down after his transfer from Benfica to Bayern Munich and although he is currently renting in Swansea, the Portuguese continues to perform very poorly. Some of his plays can hardly be explained, and the final example is the match against Chelsea on Wednesday when the midfielder handed over to the advert instead of his teammate.
Sky Sports has published information on how much it is worthwhile for Swansea to have with the European champion in 2016. It turns out that the swans have paid Bayern £ 7m for Sanchez’s rent, and they also cover most of his salary, which is £ 50,000 a week.
After a series of disappointing appearances by the 20-year-old midfielder, it was speculated that Swansea could return it to the Bavarians back in January, but that could not be the case. The contract between the two clubs has a special clause that Renato will spend the whole season in England. Moreover, Suozzi does not have the option to redeem the Portuguese in the summer.
Although he was replaced in the two consecutive matches (against Bournemouth and Chelsea), Sanchez still enjoys the support of the Swan Manager Paul Clemant. Former assistant to Carlo Ancelotti in Bayern said: “He will overcome the difficult period. I believe he will soon show his real possibilities. ”
Neymar: The soccer world still respects Brazil, we are ready for the title
On the eve of the 2018 World Cup prize, Brazilian star Neymar gave a curious interview to FIFA’s official website. In it, Paris Saint-Germain striker revealed his expectations for the presentation of the “seleaso” at the world finals in Russia and highlighted the role of Tite coach for the progress of the team’s performance.
– Is there a team that Brazil wants to avoid the draw?
– No. We are ready to meet every opponent. This is a world championship and here are the best teams. You can not point one and say it’s easier than another. I’m impatient for the draw, but I do not think he’s so important. This is one of the cases when you put the popcorn in the microwave oven and the whole family gathers in front of the TV (laughs).
– How good is luck to play a role for who will become a world champion?
“I do not think sporting happiness can bring the title to a team. Champion will be the one who has prepared the most hard and can show his real abilities against each rival, both in the group stage and in the eliminations.
– Brazil seems to have regained respect for the football world it lost after the 2014 World Cup. Do you agree?
– Yes, it is. Now we are more respected than we did 3-4 years ago. People look at us differently. At last Brazil is the team to which everyone is admired. We enjoy football and fans in Brazil believe us. We have every reason to be optimistic before the World Cup.
– How important would it be for your career to present you at the 2018 World Cup?
– I have mixed feelings after the 2014 World Cup, where we hosted. It did not end for me as I had hoped. I dreamed about the title, but it did not work. I suffered and cried a lot. It was a terrible week. I kept wondering why all this happened. Then I realized that everything that happens in your life makes you stronger, even if you do not realize it right now. You learn how to be stronger and more prepared next time. I think we will achieve success in Russia. I will give all my strength to win the title.
“You’re pushing a lot of goals, but you do a lot of assists. Which brings you more pleasure?
“Both, and the other, but only when things are going well for my team – be it Pari Saint-Germain or Brazil. I always aim to score goals, but if I can give my teammate, that’s what makes me happy too. The feeling is almost the same. – Are players born or become involved in training?
– You have to learn from early childhood. You should not just think of yourself because football is a collective game. I’m from the players who like to take responsibility and end the attacks themselves, this is one of my strongest sides. But I also like to give and create things for others.
– Complete the sentence: In 2018 Neymar will …
– (laughs) In 2018, Neamr will be very happy at the World Cup.
Salah took a break, but then Stoke broke out
Liverpool achieved a classic 3-0 victory over Stoke City on the inhospitable “Bet365 Stadium”, and seven consecutive matches are no loss. Again, all in the selection of Juergen Klop was Mohamed Salah, who was left on the bench for the start, but appeared in the 67th minute and realized two goals (77 ‘, 83’). Previously, Sadio Mane, who assisted for the Egyptian’s first goal, opened the score (17 ‘).
Peter Crouch, who has just signed a new contract with the potters, started for the first time as champion in this season. Bruno Martins Indy also started for the hosts. Liverpool’s great news was that Jurgen Klop bet on Dominic Solanke, who was the Premier League champion for the first time with the Merseyside team. Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho were left on the bench for the beginning. Sadio Manne and Roberto Firmino returned, and Dejan Lovren, Emre Zhang, and Georgin Vainillund were also holders. The duel began with a slight advantage to the guests who led in the 17th minute. Joe Gomez centered on the right, from the outfit itself, the hosts claiming the ball has left the field. Such a signal, however, did not follow, and the defender centered on Solanke, who found Mane well. The Senegalese transferred Lee Grant, who touched the ball, but she entered his door – 0: 1. Oklahda-Chamberlain and Solanke missed two more worse opportunities for Merseyside. In the 40th minute, Simon Mignole, who wore the captain’s belt, was close to defeating once again his team after he stepped out of his penalty box and stumbled on Diouf himself. The Liverpool winger could well get a red card in this situation, but he only missed a yellow. The hosts did not get any benefit from direct free kick.
A minute before the break, Sadio Mane failed to double. The Senegalese looked up with Grant, but his shot met the left beam.
At the beginning of the second half, Joe Allan shoots from a clean position to the side of the door, wiping a great opportunity to equalize. In the 53rd minute Oksleyd-Chamblain did a very good break on the left flank, but Fyrrino could not detect his passing.
At the 67th minute Mohammed Salah appeared on the stage, who decided everything in favor of Liverpool. The Egyptian made 0: 2 in the 77th minute when he detected a very good centering of Mane from the air. Six minutes later, the Premier League scorer leader formed the classics after taking advantage of Stoke’s defensive defeat and went out on his own against Grant. The goalkeeper went forward, but Salah fired under his plinth. It was his 17th goal since the start of the season.
Liverpool climbed to fifth position with a total of 26 points. Stoke is 16th with 13 points.
Man City’s winning streak continued with infallible success
Manchester City took another step to the Premier League title, scoring the 12th consecutive win on his account. The Rangers won 2-1 against Southampton in the clash between the two teams in the 14th round. The success of the hosts of Etihad came only in the 6th minute of the added time, and the great hero was Rahim Stirling, who was the author of the winning shot. Prior to this, City led Kevin de Bourget in 47 minutes, but Oriol Romeu equalized in the 75th minute. The hosts made a bunch of flaws in the game, goalkeeper Fraser Forster was marked by several brilliant saves, but in the end he was helpless in the winning shot of Stirling.
Josép Guardiola, in this match of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jezeus and Rahim Stirling in the top position. In the middle of the pitch, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bourget and Fernandinho acted.
The guests went out with Nathan Redmond and Shane Long in attack. The trio in the middle of the pitch was built by Mario Lemina, Oriol Romeu and Pierre-Emil Hoyberg.
The first straight shot in the match was Fabian Delf in the third minute, but he did not make a stunning Fraser Forster.
In the 13th minute Fernandinho did not score a long shot, which was dangerously close to the beam but still out.
Two minutes later, Foster was under fire but showed a great reflex. First he replied a heavy blow to Rahim Stirling, and then Gobriel Jesse attempted an add-on, but again the guard was brilliant and kept his door.
In the 20th minute came the next position before the door of the “The Light”, again Forster was the last barrier to the goal after a great shot of Fernandinho. In the ensuing corner, the ball was centered on Nicholas Otamendi, who headed for a great pass and sent the ball over the crossbar.
In the 24th minute and shot of Sergio Aguero was saved by Forster, and in the attempt to add Ilkay Gundogan sent the ball into the net, but on the outside.
In the 33rd minute Southampton created its first goal opportunity. Mario Lemina flipped Vincent Compani into the penalty box and fired at the nearby corner, but Ederson was careful and rescued. In the subsequent corner, the ball was dropped by Virginie van Dyke to Maya Yoshida, who detected it from the traffic but over the crossbar.
In the 47th minute, Southampton’s fortress cracked. Kevin de Bourgeone pointedly fired a low shot from one defender the keeper, and the ball went just a little wide. Initially, there was doubt about Virgil van Dyke’s own goal, but the attack was subsequently recorded in the name of the Belgian. Only a minute later the result could be doubled, but a shot of Jezeus crossed dangerously past the door.
In the 54th minute Ilkay Gundogan attempted a long shot, which was not far from the target. In the next few minutes, Forster was again the hero of the guests with two magnificent rescues after striking Jezeus closely and De Bourne from the border of the penalty area.
And again, Forster scored another rescue in the 68th minute. Fernandinho made a powerful blow from the pennant’s edge, and the guards once again brilliantly intervened.
In the 71st minute Van Dyke rose after cornering from a corner and shot his head but over the door. In the 75th minute, however, the visitors managed to get back into the match. Cornering from the corner found Sophie Bufal uncovered in the penalty area, he fanned Fabian Delft and returned to Oriol Romeu, who without delay sent the ball into the net.
In the added time of the game, Manchester City came to second goal through Rahim Stirling, but it was not met because of Fernandinho’s defeat against Forster. But then Stirling became a hero for his team. He received the ball in front of the penalty area, adjusted his ball and with a fearful blow in the far corner of the door scored the winning goal for the final 2: 1.
So Manchester City collected 40 points and returned the lead of 8 ahead of Manchester United. Southampton remains 11th with 16 points in its assets.
Barca destroyed with a total score of 8:0
The three-time winner of the King of Barcelona Cup easily overcame his first obstacle in the tournament. On their 118th birthday, the Catalans removed the third-division Murcia in the Phase 1/16-final with a total score of 8: 0. This evening, Ernesto Valverde’s boys won the 5: 0 championship at Camp Nou after five different top scorers: Paco Alcasser (16), Gerard Picket (56), Aleis Vidal (60), Dennis Suarez (73) and Arnais (79) .
Barcelona – Murcia + 11Enesto Valverde put up a stock with a lot of reserves showing the name of the key figure Gerard Pique. Alejand Vidal, Paco Alcasser and Gerard Deulofeuf led the “blue-red” attack.
The meeting started with expected domestic pressure. “Los Cules” was knocking in front of Alejandro Santo’s penal field and tightening the ring. In the seventh minute “los blaugranas” developed a great action on the left, ending with a blocked strike of Dennis Suarez from the 15th meter.
The 16th Catalans found the result. Deulofeu and Vidal played in the penalty area, defender defeated, but on Alcaner’s head, who scored with ease. In the 19th Barcelona team failed to double their lead. Deulofeu did not hit the ball well when the door in front of him was empty. After the fall of the pace, the ball moved to the half of the Mussian team, but without any sharpness.
Barcelona – Murcia + 11
In the second half Barca continued to crush his rival. In the 56th Pique doubles with a foot following the arrival of Alade Vidal. Number 3 was an attacker, with his back to the door and played with Vidal for 2: 0. In the 60th, Vidal himself stretched the net. A footballer who played as a right wing today scored a nine-meter head after Nelson Semedo’s centering. In the 68th Vidal centers in front of the small penal field to Arnais, whose strike was blocked.
Barcelona – Murcia 5: 0 + 11
The Golan’s recitation of the Catalonians continued. In the 73rd after the break, Sergei Roberto brought brilliantly Dennis Suarez, who technically sent the ball to the diagonal. In the 79th and youngster Arnais scored after a dagger shot to the left corner of the goal keeper – 5: 0. In the 82nd Deullofeu took his ball too long otherwise it would almost certainly be a new goal.
The draw for the 1/8-finals is on Tuesdays and everyone can fall against everyone.
Arsenal is losing Manchester United to the Manchester derby derby
Arsenal striker Alexander Lacasett will miss the derby with Manchester United at the weekend. The Frenchman suffered an injury in the groin during last night’s play with Huddersfield (5: 0). He opened the score in the match, but was then forced to replace the break.
“He may be away for some time,” said Arsene Wenger, the manager after the match.
It is still unclear how serious the injury is, but at this point it seems that Lakazet will miss at least the clash with Manchester United. Most likely, his place in an attack on the Red Devils will be taken by Olive Girush. Another option for Arsene Wenger is to bet Danny Welbeck.
A third-division team won a draw at “Bernabeu”
Spain, Europe and the World Real Madrid continues to play unconvincingly, failing to win home tonight against Fuenlabrada’s third-side team in a match rematch from the 1/16-Cup final of the 2-2 finals. The “Whites” came to the next stage thanks to their 2: 0 success as a guest a month ago. Tonight, Real Madrid was half-empty on the bench, Real Madrid, with a 0-1 draw on the break, then with two goals on Borha Mayoral (63 and 70). At the end, the guests came to a prestigious and deserved equality.
Real Madrid – Fuenlabrada + 4Keyor Navas returned to the Los Merengues door after recovering from injury. Zinedine Zidane bet on a number of reserve footballers and boys from the school. Borja Mayoral led the attack, helped by Francus and Oscar. Nacho Fernandez and Tehero were in the center of the defense.
The guests from the Madrid suburb started very hurriedly and horribly. In the fifth minute, the third-division team had an excellent first-goal chance. Ugo Fryle received the ball on land five meters from the goal, but shot inaccurately without being disturbed. In the eighth, Kayor Navas reflected Matthew’s fuss.
Real Madrid – Fuenlabrada + 4
Visible white players played more relaxed, difficulty organizing their game and often crackling in defense. That was the 25th minute when the Costa Rican guard had to take the ball out of his net. Miyaha shot 22 meters away, Navas had no good visibility but could definitely intervene better. The goalie knocked the ball into the crossbar, and then she landed in the net – 0: 1.
Almost immediately after the goal there were controversial positions in the two penalty fields. First, they had doubts that Theo Hernandez did not commit a violation. Franco then shoots dangerously, and the ball meets Juan’s hand – the judge thought it was a corner. At the end of the half-time los blancos hit in search of a shot. Marcos Yorente shoots in the goal range, and in the 44th Danny Sebajios fired a little over the bar.
The second part started with a more ambitious game for the hosts. Real went ahead in search of a goal, but it was hard to hit. The guests did not give up and also attacked at every opportunity. In 57th Ismail was dropped to the first beam and pointed to the nearby beam – Keelor Navas responded adequately and slaughtered. In the 60th centimeter, Fuenlabrada was second. Kata Diaas shot his head and found the cross beam.
In the 62nd Gareth Bale appeared in the game and made the difference with his first touch. The Welsh centered in a brilliant way with an outer rebate to the far beam, where the uncovered Borha Mayoral pointed. The ball hit the top beam, thumped in front of the goal, then knit in the net – 1: 1.
Seven minutes later the European king made a complete turn. Again at the base of the goal was Bale. Welsh was behind the defense, but in the pass, but in practice the hand came after a ricochet by a defender of the “blue”. The Welsh took a fifth, the goalkeeper saved, but with the addition, Majoror held his chest and shot right in the lower right corner – 2: 1. In the 89th, the guests reached leveling. Portia was dropped ten yards ahead of the door. His first stroke was saved, and the second ball fell into the net for 2: 2.
Manchester United played the fire but won the Watford Show
Manchester United beat 4: 2 Watford in his visit to Victory Road from the mid-14th round in the Premier League. The Red Devils led 3: 0 in the first half with Ashley Young’s goals in the 19th and 25th and Antoni Marciail in the 32nd minute, and then missed a few good times to finish the opponent. At the end of the second part, however, the guests dropped the throttle and gave the opponent the chance to return two hits by Troy Deini from the 78th penalty and Abdulai Doukure in the 84th minute. However, a big drama did not happen and Jessie Linggard stamped the success of his fourth-goal team in the 86th minute.
The hosts started the match with Andre Gray at the top of the attack, and behind him were Richard and Will Hughes.
Romeo Lukaku led the attack for the guests, and in this fight he was supported by Jesse Linggard and Antoni Marciail. This is Match 200 in the Premier League for the Belgian.
Manchester United has opened the score with his first straight shot in the match. This happened in the 19th minute when Ashley Young came in front of the penalty area, with one touch freeing his space and with a lightning strike on the ground did not leave the chances of a reaction to the goal keeper.
Only six minutes later the score was doubled, and again Ashley Young was in the arms of his teammates. The winger brilliantly fired a direct free kick of about 25 meters and knit the ball into the 0: 2 door assembly.
The situation became even more unpleasant to the hosts in the 32nd minute. United players took advantage of a mistake in the middle of the pitch, Lucacou elegantly with one touch brought Antoni Marciail, who advanced and coolly ticked for 0: 3.
At the very end of the half-time, the score could have swelled with another goal in favor of the guests. Lukaku jumped to a shooting position, but his shot was saved by Aurelio Gomez, and then Ligard tried to get the ball weighed, but again the Brazilian guard stepped brilliantly and kept his door.
Only in the added time of the first part Watford reached his first goal opportunity in the match. Richardallison received a great centering in the penalty and shot his head but for his malice the ball encountered the crossbar.
The second half started with an attempt of pressure from the hosts. In the 60th minute Doukure decided to shoot from a distance but the ball went high above the goal. Three minutes later Richardalsson received a centering in the penalty area but with his head shot over the crossbar.
The Red Devils replied with a chance to Jesse Linggard in the 66th minute, whose shot went off the door.
In the 70th minute Adrian María tried to distract David de Hea with a long distance shot that went too far from the door.
In the 74th minute, the events moved back to the other door, where Paul Pogba headed close and miraculously did not find the outline of the door. Minutes later, Romulo Lukaku scored a new serious pass after his eyes were in the eyes of the goal keeper, but he lost himself, and the defenders of the Stirchells prevented him from striking a good shot.
In the 76th minute the Belgian was again at the center of the events. He made his way through speeds and made a harsh blow that went past the beam.
Immediately afterwards, however, Watford made a good attack, Roberto Pereira fired Marcos Roho, who fouled him for a penalty. Troy Deney executed the penalty kick and reduced the lag behind his team.
The hosts managed to score a second goal in the 84th minute. Andrea Carrioy put a sharp pass in the penalty area and Abdullaye Douquire with a touch of a goal set the ball in the net for 2: 3.
However, the joy of the “Scarecrows” turned out to be too short. In the 86th minute, Jesse Linggard with a terrific single-handed action jumped half of the pitch before making a great shot to send the ball for the fourth time in Gomez’s door – 2: 4.
With this victory United gathered an asset of 32 points, remaining in 2nd place, but it is only behind 5 of the Manchester City leader. Watford is on the 8th position in the table with 21 points earned so far.
Mourinho revealed what Lukaku’s problem is
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gave a funny explanation for the unsatisfactory form of the team’s top scorer Rommel Lukaku. The Belgian began his strike at Old Trafford, scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games, but he has lost his realization in recent times and has only one shot in his last 11 games. Yesterday, Lukaku missed several good opportunities against Watford – a duel that the Red Devils won with 4: 2. After the meeting, several fans of the team called for the Belgian to be left on the bench for the upcoming derby with Arsenal. Mourinho tried to ease the tension with the explanation that Lucaquu had no contract with a big soccer shoe company.
“I think he needs a big deal with a big shoe maker, because he does not have a sponsor at the moment, so he plays with black buttons, and he needs a brand that will give him the right shoes and pay the exact amount to get returning to the goal, his previous contract expired, and now he is waiting for a new one If we put aside the joke he does an incredible job for the team I would never blame a player like him for the missed chances He knows that for me he is not under pressure, because he’s a great professional and a colleague I can not be anymore volunteered by him, “Mourinho said.
Tottenham went down, lost in Leicester
Tottenham lost 1: 2 to Leicester. Spurs did not play a weak match, dominating the second half, but they were defeated. So they have won only one point in their last three games. After last week’s Pochetino team struggled for the title, it now lags 13 points by Manchester City, who is less than a match, and is currently fifth.
Leicester started excellently, and at the beginning, Nuddy was a distant striker, but he did not hinder Loris. The Spurs were also looking naked, but the situations in front of their doors were more dangerous. In the 13th minute, Albrightton took out Vardi, and he with a magnificent shot swept the guest’s goal and opened the score. PoCetino’s team could quickly equalize after breaking through Musa Siso’s center. His shot was deflected, but Ebora had to play the ball in front of the goal.
The guests came to another excellent opportunity after half an hour of play. The Londoners set up a great counterattack in which Eriksen pulled Ali, but his shot was weak and Shamehall saved. At the very end of the half-way, Leicester reached a second goal. Mares made 2: 0 after a magnificent shot that did not leave Loris chances.
After the break Tottenham played much more aggressively and definitely had an advantage. 12 minutes before the end Harry Kain scored another goal after Eric Lamela assisted as a reserve and played his first game for over a year. By the end, the guests pushed and were close to leveling, with Fernando Jorante’s best position missed.
Mourinho: Watford is an extraordinary team
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has named the upcoming rival of the Red Devils Watford as an “unusual” team. Last season, the “hurricanes” beat United with 3: 1 on Victory Road, and now the team of Marko Silva is even stronger, according to the Special.
“Last year against Watford we were very disappointed with their first goal, then a boy sent Anthony Marciall to the hospital and the referee let him continue to play, and for that reason I was very upset about this match, but I think Watford progressed from last season, they have an extraordinary team-mate from the middle of the table, they have very good players and a good coach, “Mourinho said.
Schalke gilded Goretzka
Schalke 04’s leadership has made frantic efforts to keep national team Leon Goretzka. “Bild” has revealed that the bosses of the “king-cousins” have made a very generous offer to the midfielder. If he agrees to renew his contract, he will receive 12 million euros per season.
Goretzka’s current contract expires in the summer, and Schalke worries that they can drop him without money. In Germany, a strong interest in the 22-year-old midfielder is played by Bayern Munich. Barcelona also tracks the situation around the talented footballer.
In case he accepts Schalke’s offer, Goretzka will become the most expensive player in the history of the King’s Songs. The agreement will also have a sum of money against which he can go to another club.
De Shilio: I did not know how to celebrate after the goal
Juventus defender Matia De Shilio was one of the top scorers for his team’s 3-0 win against Cortine last night. The defender was scored in the 60th minute, shortly after he appeared in the game. That was the first goal in his entire career so far and he admitted he did not know how to celebrate the hit.
“To score this goal was an amazing feeling. At that moment I did not even know how to celebrate it. All my teammates rushed to hug me. It was a very emotional moment, and when I saw that Buffon had come to hug me, it made me even happier. Really incredible evening. Besides, they told me that I had to get the whole team with dinner now, “De Shilio joked.
PSG has shown who is the ruler of France at the moment
Pari Saint-Germain’s team beat 2: 1 Monaco in the big 14th round of League One. Two of the big contenders stood against Louis II, but Parisians showed that this season they were the lord of France. The visitors won with Essonne Cavani in the 19th and Neimar in the 52nd minute of the penalty shootout. However, they dominated the whole game and made a bunch of gaps in front of Daniel Subasic’s door, and once the beam helped the Monegas. The hosts managed to return the intrigue at the end of the match, returning a goal through Joao Moutinho in the 81st minute but the justice triumphs and the turnaround did not happen.
The hosts started the match with Balde Keita and Radamel Falcao in attack, and Joao Moutinho was supported by a backward position.
The PSG hinged Atomon Cavani, Neimar, and Kilian Mabé on the atomic attack. In the middle of the pitch, Julian Draxler, Adrien Rabio and Marco Verratti acted.
Right from the start of the match, guests missed a great opportunity to discover the outcome. Neimar, with a magnificent pass, pulled Mabape to speed, the young man even eliminated goalkeeper Daniel Subashic, but then his shot did not find the outline of the door.
Monaco responded with a chance to Balde Keita in the 6th minute, who received in front of the penalty area and without delay made a blow that flicked over the door.
In the 8th minute, the events were again brought to the front of the hosts. Mabape is centering on the ground to the right, Cavani is out of the ball, and Julian Draxler did not manage to direct her into the empty door.
In the 19th minute, Parisians came to the opening of the score. Julian Draxler was taken to the penalty area and managed to hand over to Essonne Cavani, who sent the ball below the crossbar for 0: 1.
After a certain lull in the 42nd minute, the guests organized a dangerous counterattack, and Draxler shot a shot that was saved by Subashic.
The second part started with a new wonderful opportunity for the guests. In the 47th minute, they set up a quick attack, Mabape handed over to Cavani in the penalty area, and returned to the invading Neamar, whose shot flipped off the beam. A minute later, Mabape jumped himself against the goalie and attempted to pass it, Subashic managed to touch the ball, and eventually defender defeated the goal.
In the 50th minute, Neimar broke off and was thrown back in the penalty area by Almai Toure, and the judge pointed to the white point. The Brazilian himself executed the penalty and doubled the lead of his team.
In the 68th minute, Adrien Rabio decided to make a long throw in the distance. A minute later, Mabape advanced at speed and fired powerfully, but also without success.
In the 70th minute came one of the few situations for the hosts. Falcoo shoots about 25 meters but extremely imprecise.
In the 73rd minute, Mabé once again made an unforgivable pass. He glanced at Subasic, but somehow he again sent the ball past the door. Two minutes later, Cavani missed a great deal. He found himself unmarked in front of the goalie but his shot flew to the corner.
And instead of reaching a third goal for the guests, the 81st minute was the opposite. Monaco wins a foul on the pennant’s limit. The penalty kick was made by Mutinyo and after a ricochet in the wall, the ball was in the PSG door for 1: 2.
In the 85th minute, Radamel Falcoo shot Alfonso Areolla’s door, but the goalkeeper had a good position and caught. The Parisians responded with a powerful joke to Angel di Maria from a foul saved by Subasic.
In the end, however, PSG congratulated itself on the success and now has 9 points ahead of the pursuers Lyon and Monaco. Sofia residents have a total of 38 points, while the other two teams occupy the second and third positions in the 29-point table.
Very difficult, but still – 11th consecutive win for Man City in the Premier League
Manchester City equaled his club record for consecutive Premier League victories after he scored 11th today after a 2-1 draw against Huddersfield. The Premier League winner, who defeated Manchester United earlier this season, led surprisingly after Nicholas Otamendi’s own goal at the very end of the first part. With Sergio Aguero (47 ‘) and Rahim Stirling (84’), “the citizens” managed to score the 11th consecutive success as a guest in all tournaments.
Christopher Schindler returned to the hosts after a penalty. Jonathan Hogg and Tommy Smith were also holders of the Terriers.
Josép Guardiola made two changes in his composition. Nicholas Otamendi replaced John Stones, while Sergio Aguero was preferred to Gabriel Jezeus at the top of the “Citizens” attack.
The first half hour of this game offered almost nothing interesting except that in the 13th minute Sergio Aguero’s goal was canceled offright ambush. In the last 1/4 hour of the first half, however, it became quite interesting. Citizens have missed several very good situations. In the 35th Silva brought Aguero well, but at the last moment Schindler intervened excellently, threw a sword and prevented the Argentine. Shortly thereafter, Otamendi poisoned a terrible shot of about 22 meters, after which the ball buzzed over the beam. In the 39th minute, Aguero pushed to the left and shot, but Lossel slaughtered. Sterling attempted an add-on, but he shot quite inaccurately from a dozen meters. Fernandino also missed a good opportunity, and his shot crossed the bar. Thus came the final seconds, in which first Company had barely scored an own goal in trying to clear Ins. In the subsequent corner, Schindler deflected the nearby beam and the ball rattled in Otamendi’s shoulder, who scored an own goal, giving Huddersfield a sensational advance. The “Terriers” managed to lead without a single hit. Immediately after the resumption of the game, Manchester City equalized the score. Rahim Stirling had two claims for a penalty within seconds. First English national fell after a collision with the guard of hosts Loessel. A signal did not follow. Shortly afterwards, Sterling received a great pass from Silva and was thrown into the penalty area by Malone. Craig Powson pointed to the white dot this time. Sergio Aguero fired coolly for 1: 1. Five minutes later, Aguero had a chance to make a full turn after receiving De Deorene and knocking the ball to the goal but Leesle managed to knock on the corner.
In the 58th minute Sane performed a perfect free kick after which the ball met the crossbar.
Ten minutes before the end, Guardiola switched Gabriel Jezeus to the game, and it soon came to an end. In the 84th minute the Brazilian got De Deuxe and shot, and Lossel knocked out, but the ball ricocheted in Stirling’s knee and went into the door. In the 88th minute Aaron Mowy performed a very good free kick after which the ball stopped outside the net.
After the final referee, Van La Parra received a red card because he put his hands on Sane’s face. The German was decorated in yellow because of the same incident.
Manchester City already has 37 points. Huddersfield is the 11th with an asset of 15 points.
Scandalous judging error helped Valencia vs Barca
The Derby between Valencia and Barcelona at the 13th round of the Spanish Championship Mestya stadium finished without a winner – 1: 1. Rodrigo Moreno in the 60th minute gave the bats the lead, but in the 82nd Barcelona guests equalized with the fall of Valencia’s former left back Jordi Alba. The match could also have developed in a different way if the judges had a regular win on Lionel Messi in the first half. In the 30th minute Valencia’s goalkeeper Neto made a gross mistake and allowed the ball to cross the goal after a shot outside Messi’s penal field, but Judge Ignacio Iglesias Vilanueva did not respect the Catalonians’ protests and signaled the game to continue.
Thus the difference of 4 points between the leader in Barcelona and the second Valencia remained, with both teams still defeated from the start of the season. Barca’s advance to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, however, was cut from 10 to 8 points.
DETAILS OF JUDGES GAP HERE!
Valencia’s coach Marcelino Garcia Torral was punished for the match today and did not lead the team from the bench. Belgian defender Thomas Vermalen has begun to replace the penalized Gerard Pique in the center of los cules.
Paulinho and Ivan Rakitic tried their luck with distant shots in the opening minutes, but in both cases Netto intervened steadily.
Brazil’s batsman, however, made a terrible mistake in the 30th minute when it came to the most curious and scandalous moment in the derby. After a strike from the bow of Lionel’s penal field, Mesi Neto in a very ridiculous manner dropped the ball and it passed between his legs. The more important thing, however, was that it went through its full volume, and television repetitions showed it clearly. The guests protested, but the referees, just like the goalkeeper of Valencia, made a gross mistake and did not get the shot.
Seconds after, the hosts organized a dangerous counterattack in which the Italian striker Simone Dzendza, who returned after injury, shot dangerous on the ground, but the ball went inches away from the target.
Shortly afterwards, Neto intervened far more convincingly after a missile of Messi’s foul, and Barcelona’s players were definitely the more active team in the first half.
In the 42nd minute Netto saved a shot from Luis Suarez, and immediately the defender blocked Messi’s shot attempt.
Valencia – Barcelona 1: 1 + 38
At the start of the second half, the hosts claimed a penalty kick for a violation of Samuel Yumtiti against Joffrey Kondogbia in the penal field of the Catalonians. Shortly thereafter, Dzhezza threatened Marc-Andre Stegen’s door with a foul on the ground, but the ball went aside from the door of the German watchman. Ernesto Valverde’s players replied with an improper lead with Vermalen’s head in the 52nd minute.
Valencia – Barcelona 1: 1 + 38
The hosts played much better after the break and in the 60th minute they went ahead in the score. Gonzalo Guesesch got the ball to the left, dropped it slightly to Jose Gaia, and the final defender with a precision pass found Rodrigo Moreno in front of Ter Stegen’s door and the well-placed striker did not make a mistake – 1: 0.
Valencia – Barcelona 1: 1 + 38
Shortly thereafter, the “bats” again attacked dangerously on the left, this time Guedez fell into Barca’s penal field and this ended the threat. In the 76th minute Netto saved a shot by Luis Suarez, and in the 81st Guesesh failed with a bad conduct of the ball a very dangerous counterattack of Valencia.
Valencia – Barcelona 1: 1 + 38
In the 82nd minute, former Valencia player Jordi Alba scored a great goal for 1: 1. The left back turned into the Catalonian attack and with a beautiful blow from the air after a brilliant feed of Messi stretched the net behind the helpless Net.
In the added time, Valencia was twice as close to a defeated goal but first reserve Andreas Pereira fired inappropriately after a good single action, and literally in the last few seconds, Dzza had the chance to strike Trier’s door with a blow from the air but his sight for successive This evening he cheated on him and the game ended without a winner.
The future of the football business is in the hands of a Belgian court
Belgium can start a new revolution in the football business, as it was 20 years ago, with the Bosman rule, which has changed the transfer market forever.
On January 18, 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal is expected to adjudicate a small club in the Liège region and the Doyen Sports investment fund against three of FIFA and UEFA’s main rules of financial fair play, the ban on the possession of players’ rights third party (TPO) and the legitimacy of the Court of Arbitration in Lausanne.
The plaintiffs insist that the case be referred to the European Court of Justice because they believe that the rules of FIFA and UEFA violate the fundamental laws of the European Union: free competition, free movement of capital, freedom of investment, free movement of workers and services.
A similar case already took place in 2015 when a Brussels court of first instance satisfied a complaint by football agent Daniel Striani and redirected it to the European Court of Justice. He then attacked the rules of financial fair play as contradictory to the EU’s fundamental rules. The European Court, however, considered it unacceptable and “useless” the inquiry into the Belgian court’s decision and did not consider it, which was accepted as a victory for UEFA.
At the same time, the trial, which is expected to expire on January 18th, was also filed. The same lawyers working on the Bosman case and Striani’s case, Jean-Louis Dupont and Martin Hissel, work on it.
The claimants are FC Seren and the ubiquitous investment fund Doyen Sports, which had a solid clientele headed by Neimar, Falcao and a bunch of other players before the ban on third-party competition. They want the ban to be replaced by stricter regulation.
In their motives, they point out that FIFA does not currently have such strict regulations on the ownership of clubs that are often dominated by mobsters. They are exemplary and circumventing the ban, with investment funds most often buying a club that sign today with a football player and sells it the next day, retaining a percentage of its rights, which in practice makes TPO meaningless. This was the case with the Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado, owned by the management agency Stellar Group.
The Lausanne court is being attacked, because it is precisely where the disputes with FIFA and UEFA are resolved, and he does not apply European law, but at the same time he is economically and politically dependent on the two mighty international organizations.
The Brussels court decision is only the first step that can seriously shake the current state of affairs, namely the right of FIFA and UEFA to regulate all economic aspects of sport and to have an independent judiciary. The interest in doing so is enormous. Attacked rules definitely violate many business interests.
End of the drama! Messi re-signed under a huge clause
World Superstar Lionel Messi finally signed his new contract with Barcelona, putting an end to any speculation about a possible departure this summer when the deal was over. The contract with the club is extended until 2021, with a ransom clause of EUR 700 million. His new salary is € 560,000 per week, and the re-signing bonus is € 80 million.
As early as July 5, the Catalan club announced an agreement with the Argentine, but the signing of the signatures was postponed for a long time. Messi himself was silent until the leadership said it was safe. However, because of the ambiguity, speculation has emerged that the assailant deliberately twists the hands of his boss, Joseph Barthomeu, because he disagrees with his management.
Yesterday, 30-year-old Leo was awarded the European Top Scorer’s “Golden Boot” for the previous season. He noticed that he did not give a word about the new treaty.
Messi has been in Barcelona since he was 13, and if he stays until the end of his contract in 2021, he will record more than 20 years at Camp Nou.
On his account with the Los Cules team, he has eight Prize Division titles and four Champions League titles. He is the only one in the world with five “Golden Balls”, but this is expected to be leveled by Cristiano Ronaldo soon.
Manchester United’s victorious Old Trafford series continued with the help of an own goal
Manchester United made the sixth consecutive victory at Old Trafford since the start of the Premier League season after winning 1-0 over Brighton. Lewis Dunk’s own goal in the 66th minute brought the three points of the “red devils” that came close to five points behind Manchester City’s leader who was tomorrow at Huddersfield. Host manager Jose Mourinho bet on the same team that beat Newcastle a week ago. This meant Paul Pogba was again a champion, and Marciail, Rashford and Lukaku began to attack. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Roche stayed on the bench.
Solis March starts for guests at the expense of Jose Ischirdo. The guests stayed pretty well on the Old Trafford field in the first 45 minutes, defending themselves steadily, but also boldly attacking the first 20 minutes. At the beginning, Noker scored well on the right, but instead of shooting, he decided to center and shove the ball out. Gross kicks right into De Hae’s hands of about 15 meters. In the second half of the United side put pressure, but the hosts did not seriously hamper Matthew Ryan. Lucaku made several head shots. In the 39th minute, centimeters did not reach Murray to detect a free-kicking goal and find the result. At the very end of the part, the “red devils” created the greatest danger. Lukaku knocked Rashford’s center-forward, firing close to his head, but Ryan slapped the goal. Pugba added, but the guest’s guard again intervened brilliantly and rescued.
The second half started in the same way – the guests played with self-confidence, and the creativity in the long-range attack of the “red devils” was completely absent. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who replaced Juan Matta, appeared in the 63rd minute.
In the 66th minute the hosts reached a goal with a great deal of luck. The Corner front door was initially cleared, but the ball reached Young, who shot from the border of the penalty area. There was a ricochet at Dunk’s foot, which significantly changed the ball trajectory and it entered the upper right corner. It was disputed when the corner kick, from which the naked situation occurred. The event was eventually recorded as Lewis Dunk’s own goal.
Very soon after the goal, Lucaqua could double, but his head shot over the crossbar.
The guests organized a few good attacks in search of an equalizer, but the final pass was missing.
In the 82nd minute, Smiling fired dangerously with his head, and three minutes later, Duffy headed a foul, but the ball went sideways. At the end, Ibrahimovic and Lukaku scored a good double, but the Swedes’ shot was not accurate.
It was the 38th match without losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have 29 points, while Brighton is 16.
Liel temporarily removed Bielsa
The Lille Team Lied Team Lille has temporarily removed coach Marcelo Bielsa without specifying a specific reason for that decision. In a Twitter message from Lilly, they say that the Argentine will not serve as a coach in connection with a procedure taken by the club.
Some time ago, it was known that Lille was looking for a way to release Bielsa, but he was pulling and seeking 14m euros in compensation for early termination of the contract.
Several versions of the decision of the Northland leadership also emerged. According to Argentine journalist Fabian Tabocado of Lille, they have decided to punish Bielsa for a trip to Chile. The reason for this was the coach’s wish to see her last friend and colleague, Luis Maria Bonnie, who was critically endorsed in a final-stage hospital.
Bielsa, who led Olympics Marseille in France, took Lille on February 19, and his contract was for two seasons.
Simeone explained who was the key to victory over Roma
Atletico (Madrid) senior coach Diego Simeone said the increased effectiveness in the final phase was key to winning 2-0 against Roma in the Champions League. The Spaniards achieved an important victory that left them with minimal chances to continue the Group C round-eight. That is why they have to win their last match as a guest of Chelsea, but they also have to rely on outsider Karabakh not to lose from Roma in the Italian capital.
“This game was important, and we played it actively, although frankly the game did not differ much from our first meeting in Rome, just this time we have increased our efficiency in the realization of our positions. so Antoine also made a terrific assault on Gamayor, with whom we doubled our advances, and I think we started to win the game before his start, when our fans began to chant the names of Grizzman and the remaining these guys. The players responded with their hearts, they gave everything until the end. Our victory was needed and we have achieved, “said Simeone.
“I am always optimistic, I know my players, they are proud boys and they will give it all while there is a chance.” We had to win today, now we need success against Chelsea and we will see what Roma will do. For example, we could win in Rome, as well as here against Karabakh, “he added.
Valverde explained why Messi had a reservation
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde explained the reasons for leaving Lionel Messi on the bench for the start of Juventus in the Champions League. Argentina’s mega-star appeared on the pitch after the break with zero draw in Turin, which ranked Barca for the next phase.
“Messi has been playing too many games since the beginning of the season and has a great responsibility on his shoulders, and we gave him a break, we knew the game would open in the second half and wanted to let him play fresh with the idea of moving our game. was the exact match in which Messi would not play for 90 minutes, “Valverde said.
“I do not hide that equality satisfies me, any loss here would make the situation dangerous for us in the last match against Sporting,” added Valverde.
Liverpool draws for Draxler in the winter
Liverpool’s team is negotiating with French Pari Saint-Germain on the rights of midfielder Julian Draxler, Team newspaper says. The Merseyside wanted to attract the German national in the summer, but now their chances are much larger. The manager Jurgen Klop personally pushes for Draxler’s attraction, and the huge competition in Paris Saint-Germain pushes the 24-year-old German out of the team. He needs a lot of playing time to be part of his national team for the World Cup. Draxler has 16 matches and two goals for Paris Saint-Germain this season.
Man City secured the first place with an unexpected little win
Manchester City qualifies for the elimination phase of the Champions League after defeating the minimum 1: 0 outsider in Group F Feyenoord after a goal by Rahim Stirling two minutes before the end. For the “citizens” it was the fifth win of five matches in the most commercial tournament, while the Dutch team remained without any point in the group.
Josép Guardiola had made seven changes in his composition. Only Ederson, Kyle Walker, Kevin de Bourget and Rahim Stirling kept their starting points in the game with Leicester (2: 0). Elakim Mangala started instead of injured John Stones at the center of defense and Toure Yaya also started for the first time in the Champions League this season.
Manchester City – Feyenoord + 34
Kevin Dix, Renato Tapia, Sophie Amrabat and Jean Paul-Botius started as Feyenoord. Nikolay Jorgensen missed the match because of a malaise.
The hosts were expected to have acted quite openly from the start, but the clean goals have slowed. The first real one was created in the 33rd minute when Deportene broke through the left flank and then centered nicely on Aguero, who shot his head but fired at the door. A minute later, Brad Jones slapped Stirling. Feyenoord responded with a dangerous shot of Larsson, who passed very close to Ederson’s right beam.
Manchester City – Feyenoord + 34
In the 42nd minute, City’s watchman intervened decisively, stopping a good breakthrough with Tony Villena. The guests half fell, claiming to be foul, but no penalty was given.
At the very beginning of the second part, Van Beek cleared at the last minute, risking to mark his own goal, a sharp centering of David Silva. In the 63rd minute, De Deuce’s shot from the edge of the penalty area swept away from the goal. Six minutes later, Ederson saved the City after being shot by Berghuis.
Manchester City – Feyenoord + 34
1/4 hour before the end, Aguero held Silva’s center on chest, turned and kicked, but the ball went again a few centimeters away. Seconds later, 17-year-old Phil Fudden, who was applauded by the fans of Etihad, appeared in play for his debut for the first team.
Two minutes before the end of regular time, Rahim Stirling still scored the goal. Gundogan led the English national well, and Stirling transferred Jones, entering the fourth consecutive match in the Champions League.
City secured the first place in the group with a full asset of 15 points, while Feyenoord remained without any one.
Tottenham Scorpio Borussia (Dortmund) and won first place
Tottenham turned 2: 1 as Borussia (Dortmund) and a round before the end of the Champions League group H in the Champions League secured first place in the final standings, in the competition of European club champion Real Madrid. Spurs scored 13 points and Real was 10 after the defeated 6-0 victory over APOEL (Nicosia). White Ballet, however, has worse performance in straight match with Tottenham and will finish second.
Another failure puts into question even the third place for Borussia. The German team has only 2 points in its assets, just like APOEL, and in the last round it is Real Madrid’s “Santiago Bernabeu”.
Borussia (Dortmund) – Tottenham + 26
Against Tottenham Borussia lead with Pierre-Emerich Obamayang goal in the 31st minute, but in the second half, Harry Kane and Son Hoon-Ming brought the completely deserved victory of the guests.
The sign of Signal Iduna Park was a chance for Borussia to break its series of negative results. The “yellow and black” are in a nightmare and alternate weak matches not only in the Champions League but also in the Bundesliga. Tottenham secured a place in the eighth finals, but was meant to finish first in the group in front of Real Madrid. That could have happened today if the team had defeated Dortmund.
Borussia (Dortmund) – Tottenham + 26
Borisov’s coach Peter Boss made 4 changes compared to the team who failed to score a goal in APOEL (Nicosia) in the previous round. in the seats of Sokratis, Iomer Toprak, Christian Pulisic and Maximilian Philip appeared Jeremy Trojan, Dan-Axel Zagagdou, Marcel Schmelzer and Andriy Jaromolenko.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pocetino has released Serge Orie, Danny Rose and Son Hyun-Min, among them, and this time he chose a four-defender circuit. At the top of the attack was Harry Kane again.
Borussia (Dortmund) – Tottenham + 26
The meeting started with an early chance for Son, but the Korean was blocked by Sigadou. In the following minutes, the hosts attacked more, mostly through Yarmollenko, but did not create any clean positions. After a quarter hour of play, Mark Bartra was about to make a fatal mistake, but the referee ordered a foul in favor of the hosts.
In the 19th minute, Yarmollenko found Umayyang in a perfect way, but he made an unforgivable pass. Gabon’s national team made a comeback ten minutes later when he again received a grueling shot from Yarmollenko and shot Yugo Loris from the small penalty area.
Borussia (Dortmund) – Tottenham + 26
By the time of the break, only the luck saved the Germans from a balancing shot. First, Christian Eriksen, and then Eric Dyer, made dangerous shots, but Roman Becker was careful.
In the 49th minute Danny Rose pressed Tolian and the ball fell into Dele Ali, who brought Kane very well. The Spurs scorer made an unusually strong but fairly accurate stroke and leveled. Tottenham attacked more and more dangerously, and in the 57th minute Ali shot over the door in a favorable position. That’s how it came to the 76th minute when Dele Ali got off the left flank and found Son, and the Korean master shot in the far corner and led the English team forward.
Borussia (Dortmund) – Tottenham + 26
At the end Eriksson could score a third goal for Tottenham, but he sent the ball out and Buryk saved the Fernando Iorrete reserve shot.
With six goals since the start of the group stage, Harry Kain became the most successful English player in the 2003/04 season. Since the beginning of the calendar year, the English national has 39 hits in 38 official games.
UEFA chose “The Ideal Team of the Century”
A few days before the “Ideal Team of 2017” was announced, the European football headquarters published on its official site the perfect collection from the beginning of the century. It is made up of players who have fallen into the “UEFA Ideal Team” for the past 16 years.
In this eleven, there are six Spaniards, five Barcelona players and three Real Madrid players.
Here is the selection itself:
Goalkeeper: Iker Casiyas (Real, Porto, Spain) – 6 times part of the Ideal Team (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
Carles Puyol (Barcelona and Spain) – 6 times (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Philippe Laam (Bayern München and Germany) – 5 times (2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Sergio Ramos (Real and Spain) – 6 times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Gerard Picke (Barcelona and Spain) – 5 times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016)
Chavez Hernandez (Barcelona and Spain): – 5 times (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona and Spain) – 6 times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool and England) – 3 times (2005, 2006 and 2007)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal) – 11 times (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) – 8 times (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Thierry Henry (Arsenal and France) – 5 times (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Messi will talk about the new treaty on Friday
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will stand in front of the microphone next Friday, says Mundo Deportivo. The reason for his meeting with journalists is the award ceremony of the Golden Boot for Europe’s top scorer last season 2016/17.
According to the MD, the Argentine will answer the question whether and when he will officially sign his new contract with “los coules”. Catalan media are ready for loud titles on Saturday’s issues.
Jordi Alba discarded the stuffed and bottled food on his menu
Barcelona football player and Spanish national team Jordi Alba talk to Tutosport about his new way of life and the new method of eating.
“I’ve always been running many kilometers in the games, but now I feel the best, my new diet has helped me a lot, I have refused to drink carbonated beverages such as Coca-Cola and Fanta and I do not go to fast food now,” said the experienced protector .
On Wednesday Spanish champion Barca will face Juventus in a championship group match.
“A club like Barcelona is always obliged to win We have to win three points against one big opponent The change of the circuit helped us a lot We play with four in the defense We do not defend as well as the Italian teams but the difference is obvious for all “said another 28-year-old Jordi Alba.
The “Blue and Red” are headed to a “D” group with a 10 point asset, while Juventus has three points less in the second position.
Neymar: I want to win the Champions League and become a world champion, and then I can get married
The great star of Pari Saint-Germain Neymar once again declared he was happy in the French capital, defining his big goals for the next year – a Champions League trophy and a gold medal from the upcoming World Cup.
“First I want to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain and then the world championship with Brazil, and that’s my two main goals at this point, and then maybe maybe getting married,” Neymar told Man About Town.
“My life in Paris, the capital of France is a beautiful city and local players have welcomed me very well, I am happy to be here,” he added.
Athletic Bilbao – Villarreal
Athletic Bilbao welcomes Villarreal in a match from the 12th round of the Spanish La Liga. Here are our football betting predictions for this game at the San Mames Barria.
Athletic didn’t start the new season in the best way possible. It seems that they still can’t recover after losing Ernesto Valverde to Barcelona in the summer. Right now The Basques are 15th in the La Liga with 11 points, having a record of three wins, two draws and six losses. Most certainly it’s not good enough for a club with Athletic’s ambitions. We can suppose that they will try to find a quick fix in the situation. Will we see it against Villarreal on Sunday evening?
Athletic’s current form is far from good as well. They are in an unpleasant run of three consecutive losses, recorded against Leganes, Barcelona and Celta. The Basques scored just one goal in these three matches, which is telling us a lot about their condition.
Villarreal on the other hand are in a much better position than their next opponent. The Yellow Submarine is 5th in the league standings with 20 points. The team’s record so far is six wins, two draws and three defeats. Villarreal are doing very well in the last five rounds, winning four games and losing two points only in the draw against Atletico in Madrid.
Athletic will be without the suspended Mikel Vesga, while Benat, Iker Muniain and Iker Undabarrene are injured for the game. The good news come from the returning of Oscar De Marcos.
Villarreal can’t rely on the injured Samu Castillejo, Leonardo Suarez, Ruben Semedo and Andres Fernandez, while Sergio Asenjo and Bruno Soriano are doubtful for the game.
These are our football betting predictions for the La Liga game between Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal. Villarreal are the favourite here, but have in mind that Athletic have the home ground advantage.
Schalke – Hamburger
Schalke 04 hosts Hamburger in a game from the 12th round of the German Bundesliga. Here are our football betting predictions for this match at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke started this season better than they started the last one. Right now the Royal Blues are 4th in the Bundesliga standings, having won 20 points so far. Their record is six wins, two draws and three defeats. It’s important to note that Schalke are unbeaten in their last five matches, which is telling us that they are in a good place right now. Can they keep up the tempo against Hamburger as well?
Hamburger are once again having serious troubles in the league. And it looks like they will once again fight against relegation. HSV are currently 15th in the league standings, having won just 10 points since the start of the season. Their record at the moment is three wins, one draw and seven losses. In the last round they managed to beat Stuttgart at home, which was a needed breath of fresh air for them.
Pablo Insua is missing the game for Schalke because of an injury, while Nabil Bentaleb, Naldo, Leon Goretzka, Luke Hemmerich and Donis Avdijaj are all under a serious question for the next game. The good news for the Royal Blues come from the recovery of Matija Nastasic, who is once again ready to play.
Hamburger will be without Albin Ekdal and Nicolai Muller, who are injured. In a doubt for the visit to Veltins Arena are Bobby Wood, Sejad Salihovic, Bjarne Thoelke and Andreas Hirzel, who have problems with injuries.
These are our football betting predictions for the Bundesliga clash between Schalke 04 and Hamburger. Schalke are the clear favourite here, based on quality and performance so far. But be careful. Good luck!
Inter chased leader Napoli
Inter beat Atalanta 2-0 in the late 13th round of Serie A and came close to two points by leader Napoli. The “Nerazzurri” hits fell at the beginning of the second half when the high-scorer Captain Mauro Icardi scored twice.
Luciano Spaletli’s team continues to run without loss during the season, but in his last match before the break for national teams allowed 1: 1 against Turin.
The duel of the San Siro started at a good pace, and the positions alternated in front of both doors. The guests from Bergamo did not seem to be embarrassed and pressed the hosts seriously between the 6th and 8th minute. Inter replied with a counterattack that ended up centered on Borha Valero but did not follow anything serious as a danger. Atalanta continued to dictate the tempo, and Inter replied with quick shots.
Gradually, the hosts returned their ball possession and settled in half of Atalanta, subjecting Berisha’s door to the siege. In the 17th minute, however, the danger was ahead of Handanovic who managed to overtake the striker ball in white. Inter organized another attack, but Ivan Perisic failed to finish it with a blow to the door.
In the 25th minute, Inter Milan’s captain, Mauro Icardi, was defeated by Valero’s foot, the Argentine advancing in the penalty area but was blocked by two defenders of Atalanta and fired slightly in the goalie’s body. There was a new opportunity ahead of Atalanta’s door, but again the result was not found.
With the approach of the end of the half-time, the pace was falling, and the “Nerazzurri” claimed a penalty after Irvardi was drawn away from Candureva in front of the door. The Argentine showed he was shot down but the referee did not react.
After the break Inter played confidently and in the 51st minute, Icardi sent the ball into the net. Antonio Candreva centered on a direct free kick and the Argentinean head left Berisha no chance. The defeat came 10 minutes later when Icardi was again best placed in Atalanta’s field and raised the score to 2: 0. By the end of the match the pace fell and a new goal was not reached.
Inter – Atalanta 2-0
1: 0 – Ircards (51)
2: 0 – Irving (60)
Inter: Handanovich, D’Ambrosio, Skrinar, Miranda, Santon, Vesino, Galliarini, Candreva, Borha Valero, Perissic, Ircardi.
Atalanta: Berisha, Toloi, Palomino, Massiello, Hattaboer, De Roon, Kristante, Castanne, Ilicic, Kurtic, Gomes.
Cristiano and Benzema among the weakest galleys across Europe
Real Madrid Stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are at the bottom of the number five goals scored in the top 5 of European championships, writes mark.com. The Portuguese and the French have scored two goals in the season since the start of the season. The worst goal scorer is only the title strikers of the Italian Benvenuto, who scored one shot.
The los Blancos artillery shoulder to shoulder to attackers from Cologne, Hamburg, Bournemouth, and Huddersfield. Curiously, Cristiano and Karim scored in a match – with a 2-1 win over Getafe. Santoario Bernabeu left this summer Alvaro Morata and Mariano Diaz have made a total of 17 hits in the championships of England and France.
Marko Silva did not reject the possibility of taking over Everton
Marko Silva has not rejected the possibility of replacing Ronald Kumman at Everton’s head, but has also failed to confirm the news in the British media that he will leave Watford in the coming days or weeks. This happened in an interview after a 2-0 victory against West Ham.
“These things can not distract us.We know what we have to do on and off the pitch and in the last week we got it.The players did a great job, presented themselves well in the match and deserved the three points,” he said in an interview with ” Sky Sports “.
“The future is tomorrow It is then that we start preparing for the next match and we have a workout This is my future I understand that I can not avoid these questions but I also know what depends on me It is the training tomorrow. talk, “Silva added.
United scored a goal at Old Trafford but turned Newcastle style on the return of Pogba and Ibrahim
Manchester United took second place in the Premier League, from where he was shifted for a short time by Chelsea after defeating Newcastle 4: 1 at home. The Red Devils made their first goal in the Old Trafford Championship this season and were lagging behind after Dwight Gail hit the 14th minute. But then United took things in his own hands and made a full turn after the goals of Antoni Marcial (37 ‘), Chris Smoling (45’ + 1), Paul Pogba (54 ‘) and Rommel Lukaku (70’). The most expensive player of the hosts had not played since September 12, but returned with a hit and assists. Thus, the Red Devils recorded the fifth win of five Premier League games since the start of the season.
Pugba returned to the home team of Jose Mourinho after missing the last 12 games due to injury. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had not played since April, has also been reinstated, as well as Markos Rook. The last two, however, remained on the bench. Ibra, however, appeared in play in the 77th minute after being absent for seven months due to a severe knee injury.
Victor Liedelhoff started at the center of defense, and Juan Mata and Antoni Marciale were also heads of Manchester United. Raphael Benitez had made two changes compared to the last match of the “Swarovski”. Kiaran Clark and Jacob Murphy started for the guests. In the seventh minute Lucaque missed a good chance. Rashford did well on Valencia on the right flank, the Ecuador immediately centered on land in the penalty area where Lukaku knocked but sent the ball over the door.
The “Sharks”, however, started very well, hard pressed their rival and attacked quite dangerously. In the 14th minute the guests organized a great attack. Yedlin made a great break across the right flank, then returned to Gail, who shot 12 meters in the left corner. Lindelof, who previously lost the ball and thus kicked off the goal attack, slipped and did not stop, so United made the first goal in the Premier League at Old Trafford this season. “The Sharks” continued to attack more dangerous, although they were already leading. In the 20th minute Shelley brought Murphy a perfect shot but he shot inches from the far beam.
In the 26th minute, Lucacou missed another good opportunity for the Red Devils after he headed Liedelof’s center but sent the ball over the crossbar again.
In the 37th minute United equalized. Pugba kept very skillfully on the right flank, managed Mankiyo and then centered on the far beam where Marissal headed, sending the ball into the corner – 1: 1. At the very end of the first part, the hosts had quite reasonable claims for a penalty after Lukaku fell into the small penalty area detained by Clark. But Craig Pusson’s signal did not follow. However, a minute later United made a full reversal with a second goal with a head. This time, it was realized by Chris Smiling, who detected a centering of Young.
In the added time, Hayden missed a great chance to equalize after crossing Smiling and facing De Hae, but United’s guardsmen slaughtered. The rebounded ball reached Richie, who sent her back again, but she met Gail’s body and went sideways.
At the very beginning of the second part, Pugba again found Martial in the small penalty area, but this time the attacker slipped and failed to score a shot.
In the 54th minute the Red Devils organized an extraordinary attack. Mata took Lucasu to the left flank, while Rapsford sprinted into the penalty area, where he caught the Belgian’s center and elegantly pulled his head to Pugba, for whom he had nothing to do except to score three meters – 3: 1.
In the 70th minute Lucaquu rose to 4: 1 after making a double with Mata and shot Rob Elliot, putting his first goal with United’s team on Sept. 30.
In the 77th minute, after a seven-month absence, Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in, replacing Antoni Marciail, and was greeted with the applause of the Old Trafford fans. In the end, Ibra and Fellaini missed a fifth goal for the hosts. In both situations, Eliot intervened well.
Manchester United has 26 points – eight behind Man City. Newcastle is 11th with 14 points. It was the 38th consecutive match in all tournaments without a home loss for the Reds.
Everybody talks about how Juanfran is running over Cristiano
Madrid’s Derby offered many moments to talk about. If we put aside the controversial penalties, social networking has been a different situation in which Cristiano Ronaldo has lost his supersonic speed. In the case of a dangerous counter for the “white”, the Portuguese will go vertically to the field of the “matuscats”, but beaten by the right defender Juanfan.
Although the defender must escape a greater distance to the ball, he is able to get to it and stop the champions’ action. The internet edition of Mundo Deportivo uses the case to make news that has the title “Huffran showed the loss of speed at Cristiano”.
Twitter’s AS profile showed a funny post comparing 32-year-old Huffran with a horse and 32-year-old Ronaldo with a turtle.
How many penalties did Real Madrid have to get?
Last night’s big derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid has been rampant with a number of controversial situations. In most situations, guests from Santiago Bernabeu may be considered injured by chief judge Fernandez Borbalan.
The “White” repeatedly raised their hands in the air with requests for a penalty. The most serious reasons for this were in the 36th minute when Luca Hernandez kicked Sergio Ramos in an excellent goal for the champions.
Judge analyst Marca Anduhar Oliver has no penalty because the strike is “involuntary.” “One tries to clear and the other to shoot, the referee’s decision is right,” says Oliver. The AS judge’s judge is in a different opinion: “It is a penalty. If he had bent his head down, it would be an indirect free kick.” The Atletico player lapsed late, the penalty was “.
In the 83nd Diego Godin stopped the ball after a shot by Cristiano Ronaldo. The hand is in the natural state, although it is not tightly packed. Two minutes later, Huffran played with his hand in the penalty box with an air duel. Hand playing is also unconscious and the referee again decided not to point to the white point. There was also a hand in Real’s penal field. In the 78th minute, Ianik Ferreira Karasco fired at Kikos Kasia’s door and the ball thrust from Cristiano Ronaldo’s hand. One hand of the Portuguese is off, but the ball hits the raised upper limb.
Bernabeu is generally rabid with Borbalan’s overall judging. Besides not playing a penalty, he did not even give yellow cards to Luca Hernandez and Angel Korea. The first broke Ramos’ nose with a kick and the second deliberately kicked the ball into Karim Benzema’s head when the game stopped. What is your opinion about the situation?
Suso admitted a redemption clause in his contract
Milan Souso’s attacker admitted that he had a redemption clause in his contract with the Rosoner. The Spaniard re-signed with the club in September, but rumors about his transfer nevertheless remain. However, he is categorical that he feels good at San Siro and does not think of a transfer.
“I play in every game. Maybe I do not perform as well as before, but I think the team is developing and growing. I could leave, but I decided to stay and I’m happy. It is true that I have a redemption clause, but I feel good in Milan. If I wanted to leave, I would not sign a new contract, and I could leave for a much smaller amount. I am very happy to be here and get along well with my coaches and teammates, “said Susso.
He did not hide that he hoped to get a call for Spain’s national team for the upcoming World Cup next year.
“As for the World Cup, I think I work well in Milan. I’m doing well, but there’s more to improve. If I do, I have a real chance to get a call, “says the striker.
Mustafi: Tottenham Derby is important to fans
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is looking forward to the upcoming derby against Tottenham today. The two London Grands face the Emirates against each other. The German said he was aware of the importance of this match for the fans of the two teams.
“When you sign with Arsenal, everyone starts talking about the big derby. This is a very important match for fans and you can feel it while playing on the pitch. In the last clash, we first led, but then we allowed equalization. There was a big game, but we were disappointed with the draw. It was quite tense and I think everyone who was watching the game saw an interesting clash. It is clear that Arsenal fans want us to win, but let’s not forget that Tottenham is a very good team, “Mustafi said.
Buffon can break even more records
Juventus’ living legend, Gianluigi Buffon, may improve two more records before ending his football career at the end of the season. The 39-year-old veteran has a real chance to record new serious achievements on his A Series account.
Currently, Buffon takes second place for the most played matches in the Italian league with 627 matches on his account. In front of him is only the legend of Milan Paolo Maldini with his 647 games. This means that the guard must play in 21 of the remaining 26 matches by the end of the season to improve the performance of his good friend.
The other record that Buffon can improve is the one for the most won titles. So far, the goalkeeper has 8 trophies on his account (if we do not count Juventus Scudetti withdrawn for the Calcopoli scandal). So he has the same number of titles with Virginie Rosseta, Giovanni Ferrari and Bepe Furino. If Juve becomes champion this season, it will be the 9th Scudetto in Buffon’s collection, although he himself thinks he has two more.
Buffon already holds the record for the goalkeeper with the most A Series matches, as well as for the longest period without a goal (974 minutes). It’s also the achievement of the most consecutive games without a goal (10).
In addition, Gigi holds the record for most minutes with the Juventus team in the championship, as well as the most participations in the Champions League for the “bianconers”. Alessandro Del Piero is the player with the most games for Juve in all the tournaments (705), and in order to overtake him, Buffon will have to record another 70 matches with the “Old Lady” team.
For Italy, Buffon is already a record player with his 175 games, with the most “dry” nets (77), the most saved penalties (5) and most matches as captain (79), the latest record being shared with Fabio Cannavaro.
Zaza needs surgery
Valencia striker Simone Jinda will need a knee surgery. The footballer has a rupture of the meniscus and that is why he has missed the matches of the national team of Italy against Sweden. This problem can only be solved by surgical intervention.
“The jaw has partial tornness of the outer knee meniscus. He has this condition for some time. Sometimes it is blocked and he can play. So far, the situation is under control, but at some point he will have to undergo surgery. The problem is not just a break, “said Marcelino coach Valencia.
Tony Pulis is aware that his chair is shaken
West Bromwich manager Albion Tony Pulis said he would not blame club leadership if he decides to release him after the weak start of the championship. The “Thrushes” rank 16th in the Premier League after the first 11 games, having only 2 wins since the season, and on Saturday they have a hard game home with champion Chelsea.
According to British media, Pullies has two matches to save his job – Chelsea’s home match and Tottenham’s visit next week.
“No, it will not be unfair if I’m fired, it’s life, and that’s what’s happening,” Pulis said, “if you do not get the results you’re under pressure.”
Chelsea Pulis will not be able to rely on midfielder Nasser Shadley, who has suffered a trauma during a training session on Thursday.
Zidane: Everything between Ronaldo and Ramos is smooth
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denies having a problem between Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo. During the week, he wondered about the deteriorating relationship between the two after expressing different views on the team’s team’s potential. “I do not know how many years they’ve been together in Madrid. These are two legends that have won so many trophies together. Sometimes one happens to think one, and the other – one. Things are smooth inside the dressing room, they are already smooth. There is no problem between Sergio and Cristiano, “Zuzu said at a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s derby with Atletico Madrid.
“The team is in good shape. We have a few more injured players, but overall we are good. We know how important this game is. For me, however, these are the usual three points, “said the French specialist,” Modric and Carvahal are in line. Danny was ready some time ago, but we decided it was better to work, not go to a camp with the national team, “he assured.
“We are working on the topic of achieving more goals than our gilders. This is not just about Benzema but also about Cristiano Ronaldo. Tomorrow is a great time for both Karim and Cristiano to write down, “said the White Coach with a smile.
“It will be a heavy game at the new stadium of the rival. I expect to get a nice fight. We always analyze our opponent and want to impose our style of play. (…) Life is not a success or a failure. For me, the way things are done is important. That is, the results are important, we are lagging behind, but we will do our best to make up for this liability, “Zidane said.
Derby tomorrow has a starting time of 21.45.
Mourinho confirmed the big news – Ibra, Pogba and Roho are in the band for tomorrow
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the assumption in the English media that long-absent because of injuries Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Markos Rohho and Paul Pogba are ready to play. The three are fully recovered and will be in the group for tomorrow’s match with Newcastle.
“Players who have stayed here during national team matches and recovered from injuries, even those who have had great injuries, are ready to play, including Pogba, Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.
Now I can talk about Paul because he came back. I could not do it when he was injured, but you can clearly see how Manchester United was performing before Paul’s injury and then. Last season Ibra played almost every minute. This season we learned how to play without him, but he is very important to us. The way he struggles with this injury shows that he is an incredible person. While he was injured, he was the same professional as he ever was. Can Zlatan and Lukaku play together? Good players can play together, it’s easy. Marcos Rhocho also missed us a lot. He’s already playing with the young on Wednesday and is good. He is ready and confident, “Mourinho said.
A former Barcelona player takes over Bosnia and Herzegovina
50-year-old Meho Kodro will be appointed as coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national football team, several media reported in the former Yugoslav Republic. Kodro is preferred to several experts in the country and to the former Yugoslavia because of the expectations to bring a new breath to the team and to impose young players.
At the moment, the former striker is coach of Swiss Second Serbian (Geneva), who is in second place but is fighting for entry into the country’s elite league.
Kodro must complete the negotiations with the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina within a few days and end its relations with Servet (Geneva).
Born in Mostar and former local footballer, Mehmo Kodro made a name for European soccer in Real Sociedad, with 129 games and 73 goals. For a long time he worked as a coach in the club of various teams, and in 2008 he was also a national coach. His son Kenan Kodro also plays as a striker at the German Mainz ’05 elite club.
And Peru has succeeded, all the participants of the World Cup 2018 and the distribution of urns are already clear
Peru beat 2-0 New Zealand and became the last team to play the World Cup 2018. Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos scored the Incas hits that won the second intercontinental playoff and completed the list of finalists of the championship in Russia.
The first match ended 5 days ago 0: 0, but today the South Americans scored one goal in each half and brought to the delirium the crowd of crowded Estadio Nacional in Lima. For Peru this will be the 5th World Championship. The previous ones were in 1930, 1970, 1978 and 1982. The first victory of the team of the biggest football forum is against Bulgaria – 3: 2 in 1970.
Prior to qualifying, most specialists did not put the Peruvians in the bills. Ricardo Garrett’s team, however, has mistaken some of the favorites and reached the playoffs at the expense of the champion of the last edition of Copa America – Chile. New Zealand did not hinder the hosts and did not show that it deserved a place among the 32nd best teams in the world. The visitors were defending and Kosta Barbarauses did not reach any passes.
In Peru, there were three changes from the first match, with Andre Carrio, Yosimar Yotun and Aldo Corso out of the stakes at the expense of Andy Polo, Raul Ruidias and Luis Aviscula. New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson made two rocadas in his team. Veteran Andrew Davis replaced injury defender Tommy Smith and Marko Rokas was sent to the reserve and Billy Tuiloma started his first minute for the champion of Oceania. The striker of Burnley Chris Wood appeared only at the start of the second half.
Avincula failed to give Peru an advance in the 3 rd minute with a long shot, but the pressure of the hosts continued and in the middle of the half-century the fortress of the New Zealanders fell. Cristian Queva handled the guest captain Winston Reid and found the uncovered Pharphane. There was a powerful jump below the beam of Lokomotiv’s wing (Moscow) and the stadium was on its feet.
After defeating his 23rd national team, Farfan showed a 9th shirt, dedicating doping penalties Jose Paolo Guerrero.
By the end of the halftime, Peruvians could score a second goal, but New Zealand goalkeeper Stephan Marinovic corrected his mistake after Miguel Traucco struck ahead of Farfan.
After the appearance of Chris Wood, there was a short period of time in which the guests became active but they did not create a pure goal position. the hopes of the “kiwi” finally vanished in the 65th minute when after a corner kick, the ball was not clear and Ramos sent it to the final 2: 0.
In this way Peru was ranked in world finals for the first time in 36 years and the holiday in the country could begin. After the fight in Lima, it was finally clear that the 32nd finalist was on the ball. For the first time in history, it was based on the FIFA rankings, with the only exception being for host Russia.
Apart from the Russians, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France will be among the group leaders. Interestingly, Spain will be in second as well as England.
The draw for the eight groups will be drawn on December 1 in the Kremlin.
Surprise: In Italy, Delio Rossi is a national coach
Jampiero Ventura is no longer a coach of Italy, and in recent times he has been speculatively speculating with his possible deputy.
In Botusha’s media, the names of specialists who could be at the head of the “Nerazzurri” immediately began to circulate. Among the favorites for a new coach are Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Massimiliano Allegri. Of them only Ancelotti is free after being released from Bayern (Munich). His appointment, however, will have been expensive for the local federation, and this may cause the soccer bosses to consider some more extravagant candidacies. Among them are Vincenzo Montetella, Claudio Ranieri and … Delio Rossi.
“The future of Montella, at the head of Milan, is not certain, and the probability of being released is great, and in such circumstances it will be free and easy to engage in. The situation around Ranieri is different. well in League 1. In addition, his contract with the French club is until 2019, “write in Italy.
“Interesting is also Delio Rossi, who was fired from Bologna in 2015 and for two years was out of work, and in the summer he again sat on the coaching bench, signing a 2-year contract with Levski. It is enough to mention the triumph of the Italian Cup with Lazio in 2009, “writes Stadiosport.it, citing a minus for Delio Rossi’s confrontation with Adem Ljajic during their stay in Fiorentina.
In Neymar’s contract with PSG there was a ransom clause, that’s the size
This summer, Neymar became the most expensive player in the world after Paris Saint Germain paid 222 million euros to terminate the Brazilian contract with Barcelona. Talent started well in Park de Prince, but very soon appeared the information about conflicts with teammates and coach. Neymar himself did not feel happy in France, tabloids say. Again, the transfer of the SSG striker is just a temporary stopover before the Brazilian goes to Barcelona’s big rival, Real Madrid.
The recently popular El Chiringuito broadcast, which a few days ago revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo has told Florentino Perez that he wants to leave after the end of the season, has made a new, curious insight. According to him, there is a ransom clause in Neymar’s contract with PSG, although it is not compulsory for French clubs, as is the case with the Spanish ones. The existence of such a clause is only at the will of the player himself, in order to facilitate his transfer to Real. Even more interesting, its size is identical to the amount that PSG had to pay for Neymar – 222 million euros.
Clubs that can pay this amount are a few, but Neymar himself wanted to play in Real. If this is the case, then the other mentioned news will probably happen – the eventual departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
A key player of Manchester United threatened to leave
Manchester United midfielder Marwan Felaini wants to leave Old Trafford as a free agent next summer, the British media said. The Belgian midfielder, who will be 30 years old next week, refuses to sign a new contract and the “red devils” are afraid they will miss him without a transfer fee.
The new offer of £ 120,000 a week was rejected in September and the footballer made it clear he was ready to part with the club. Felaini is not satisfied with the financial parameters of the proposed agreement, as well as with his status as a reserve in Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian is an important figure in the Special Scheme, although he does not enjoy plenty of game minutes. Mourinho considers Marwan as a key player and keeps him staying.
Huddersfield – West Bromich
Huddersfield Town welcomes West Bromwich Albion in a match from the 11th round of the English Premier League. We will examine this game and offer you our soccer betting predictions for today for it.
Huddersfield Town are currently 13th in the Premier League standings with 12 points won so far. They have a record of three wins, three draws and four losses. How you could see, their performance in the league is very balanced between winning and losing.
In their last game Huddersfield suffered a 0-3 loss to Liverpool, just a week after beating Manchester United at home. So far they are moving pretty well, taking into account that their main goal this season is surviving.
West Bromwich Albion is a team with serious troubles at the moment. Tony Pulis’ side won just two points from its last five games, which is not a very good stat for a Premier League team. Right now West Bromwich are 15th in the league standings, but if they continue to perform like this, they might find themselves in the relegation zone pretty soon. In the last round of the Premier League West Bromwich suffered a home defeat against the current leader Manchester City.
Huddersfield and West Bromwich are two teams with a similar goal – to survive in the Premier League. It’s just two points that separates them, which tells us that they perform in identical way since the start of the new campaign. We could say that maybe Huddersfield are in a little bit of a higher spirit right now, thank to their win over Manchester United. In the same time, Tony Pulis still looks for a way to make West Bromwich perform better.
These are our soccer betting predictions for today for the match between Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion.
Leicester – Stoke City
Stoke City hosts Leicester City in a match from the 11th round of the English Premier League. We will examine this clash and we are going to offer you our soccer betting predictions for today for it.
Both teams are situated in the bottom half of the Premier League standings. Stoke City are 14th with 11 points won so far. Mark Hughes’ team have a record of three wins, two draws and five defeats since the start of the new campaign. Stoke improved their position in the table during the last round, when they enjoyed a win over Watford away from home.
Leicester City are 11th in the league standings. In the last round The Foxes celebrated a win over Everton, which was an official debut for their new manager Claude Puel. Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray’s goals were enough for the win over Everton, who were led by the caretaker David Unsworth.
Although Leicester were champions of England pretty much soon ago, now their goals are totally different. The club’s main ambition is just to survive and stay in the league. And if they can clinch a midtable finish, this would be great.
We can say the same about Stoke City. They are a club which finds a way to survive every season. Now they will try to do the same once again. Although they are 14th in the standings at the moment, the difference between them and the relegation zone is just three points. They have to be careful.
Stephen Ireland continues to be injured for Stoke, while Peter Crouch and Bruno Martins Indi are doubtful. It’s still not clear what their condition is at the moment.
Leicester will be without the injured Matthew James and Robert Huth, who are still not avaliable for selection.
These were our soccer betting predictions for today for the game between Stoke and Leicester. Good luck!
ManUnited – Tottenham
Manchester United hosts Tottenham in the big derby of the 10th round of the English Premier League. We are about to offer you our today soccer bets for this clash at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Both teams have the same amount of points after the first 9 rounds – per 20, but United are ahead of Spurs because of a better goal difference. They are both trailing on 5 five points behind the leader Manchester City, so we could hardly say that there’s any room for mistakes right now. In other words – these two teams should be equally motivated to prevail and win the three points on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester United are currently in an unpleasant run of two consecutive matches without a win. Jose Mourinho’s team made wrong steps against Liverpool and Huddersfield, which allowed Manchester City to gain five points advantage on the top. Jose Mourinho knows that his team must return to its winning ways as soon as possible.
Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini continue to be injured for United, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are back to training for the Red Devils. It depends on Mourinho when these two players will return on the pitch.
Tottenham are in a great run of four wins in a row in the Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino’s team is playing very good lately and they will try to continue in this way at the Old Trafford. Tottenham are one of the title contenders in the league, so their main goal in this game is winning it.
Everyone at Tottenham is healthy, including Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama. Pochettino has the luck to see his squad full for this match, so it’d be interesting to see his starting line-up on Saturday.
These are our today soccer bets for the match between Manchester United and Tottenham. We wish you good luck!
Liverpool – Huddersfield
Liverpool hosts Huddersfield in a match from the 10th round of the English Premier League. We are about to offer you our today soccer bets for the clash at the Anfield Stadium.
Times are hard for Liverpool in the recent weeks. Jurgen Klopp’s team is without a win in the league in a three consecutive matches. Right now The Reds are 9th in the league standings with 13 points, which is unacceptable for the club’s ambition. This makes things harder for the manager Klopp as well, because more and more Liverpool fans become unsatisfied with his managerial work.
Huddersfield on the other hand are currently on the rise. In their latest game they managed to beat Manchester United, which seriously lifted the spirit of the team. Now they will try to repeat their great performance at the legendary Anfield Stadium.
Huddersfield are currently 11th in the Premier League standings with 12 points – just one point less than Liverpool. Their record so far is three wins, three draws and three losses.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp can’t use the injured Adam Lallana, while Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane most probably will miss the game with injuries. We can say that Mane’s absence is really bad news for Liverpool, because he’s one of Liverpool’s best offensive players. The Reds can only hope that he will come back on the pitch as soon as possible.
Huddersfield’s main goal this season is survival. They started well the new campaign and they are moving around the middle of the table. If they continue like this, it won’t be a problem for them to keep their place in the elite of English football. But they must keep their consistency – this is a must.
These are our today soccer bets for the match between Liverpool and Huddersfield. We wish you a good luck!
Leverkusen – Koln
Bayer Leverkusen hosts Koln in a match from the 10th round of the German Bundesliga. Here are our today soccer bets for this game at the BayArena in Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen didn’t start the new season very well, but they managed to improve their performance afterwards. They are unbeaten in their last four games, winning two of them (against Hamburger and Borussia M’gladbach) and sharing the points against Schalke and Wolfsburg.
In their last match Leverkusen scored five goals in Monchengladbach, so we can be sure that the spirit is high in their dressing room. The question is – can they use this momentum in their favour?
Against a team in Koln’s situation, this should not be that difficult. Koln are the total outsider in the German league at the moment, having won just two points in the first 9 rounds. They have a record of two draws and seven defeats, having scored just 3 goals since the start of the campaign. Most certainly, this is not good at all. If they continue like this, they would have serious problems in their quest of surviving this season.
Leverkusen could be without Sven Bender and Kevin Volland, who are currently having some injury problems. We are about to see if they are going to be used against Koln.
As for Koln, they can’t use the injured Jhon Cordoba, Nikolas Nartey and Jonas Hector, while Claudio Pizarro, Matthias Lehmann, Marcel Risse and Marius Laux are doubtful for the next game.
It’s obvious who is the big favourite in this match. Leverkusen are a team who improved its performance in the last few weeks, while Koln remain terribly mediocre and without a win since the start of the season. It’d be a huge surprise if the visiting team manages to take something from Leverkusen in this game.
These were our today soccer bets for the match between Leverkusen and Koln. Good luck!
Lazio hosts Sassuolo in another match from the 7th round of the Italian Serie A. Here’s our vip predictions for this clash at the Stadio Olimpico in the great city of Rome.
Lazio are currently 4th in the Serie A standings with 13 points won so far. Their record is four wins, one draw and one loss. They have four wins in their last matches and only one loss – the heavy defeat against Napoli at home.
It’s still too early to say if Lazio is going to challenge for the title or not. But one thing is for sure – they would want to return to the Champions League. Last season they were not able to do it, but now they are going to try again. We have no doubts in this regard.
During the week Simone Inzaghi’s team had a match in the Europa League. Lazio faced the Belgian Zulte-Waregem and celebrated 2-0 win at The Olimpico. They have now two wins from two games played in the Europa League.
Sassuolo are not doing as good as Lazio. They are currently 16th in the league standings with just 4 points won so far. Their record in the league is one win, one draw and four losses. In their last five matches they have one win and four defeats. For now it looks that it’s going to be a difficult season for Sassuolo.
Time for some team news.
Lazio are going to be without five of their players. Injuries are still healing Stefan de Vrij, Dusan Basta, Bastos, Wallace and Felipe Anderson. They can’t play against Sassuolo.
Sassuolo can’t use the suspended Francesco Magnanelli and Domenico Berardi, while Cristian Dell’Orco is injured. Davide Frattesi is doubtful for the game.
This was our vip predictions for the game between Lazio and Sassuolo. We wish you good luck!
Napoli – Cagliari
Napoli hosts Cagliari in a match from the 7th round of the Italian Serie A. We will offer you our vip football bets winner for this game at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples.
Napoli are the current leader in the Serie A. They have the same amount of points as the champion Juventus, but they have a better goal difference. Since the start of the new season, Napoli are just perfect. They have 6 wins from 6 games played so far. Their goal difference is also impressive – 22:5.
During the week Napoli had a game in the Champions League as well. They faced the Dutch champion Feyenoord and recorded a home win with 3-1. For them this was a first win in the group after the loss against Shakthar.
Cagliari on the other hand are 13th in the current standings with 6 points won from 6 games. Their record so far is two wins and four losses. They are in a run of two consecutive losses, recorded against Sassuolo and Chievo. Now they will have another tough task against one of the best teams in the country.
Napoli can’t use the Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik, who once again suffered a serious knee injury. He will be out of action until March 2018, which is very bad news for his team.
Cagliari can’t use the suspended Fabio Pisacane, while Pinheiro is still injured. The good news are that Andrea Cossu, Gabriel and Gregory van der Wiel have recovered from their latest injuries and they are once again fit to play.
Napoli is the huge favourtie here and it’s not a surprise. The Azzuri are playing greatly since the start of the new season and they deserve to be leaders in the standings.
This is our vip football bets winner for the match between Napoli and Cagliari. Good luck!
Newcastle – Liverpool
Newcastle United hosts Liverpool in the last match of the 7th round of the English Premier League. Here are our soccer tips for profit for this game.
Newcastle are currently 9th in the league with 9 points won. They have a record of three wins and three losses, which shows us how inconsistent they are since the start of the season. They are newcomers in the Premier League, so maybe Rafa Benitez’ team is still getting used to the Premier League once again.
In their last game Newcastle suffered a defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion. Before that The Magpies were in a run of three consecutive wins.
Liverpool are 6th in the league at the moment with 11 points won so far. The Reds’ record is three wins, two draws and one defeat. If they manage to beat Newcastle, Liverpool will move back to the Top 4 of the Premier League. In their last game Liverpool recorded a 3-2 win during the visit to Leicester City.
We should note that Liverpool had an European game during the week. The Reds travelled to the Russian capital Moscow to meet Spartak. The game against the Russian champion ended with a draw. It was a second consecutive draw for Liverpool in the competition.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the match.
Newcastle will be without the injured Paul Dummett, while Massadio Haidara is doubtful for the match. The good news are that Jamie Sterry and Emmanuel Riviere are once again fit and ready to play for The Magpies.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp can’t use the injured Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne, but Mamadou Sakho is once again fit and ready to play.
These are our soccer tips for profit for the match between Newcastle and Liverpool in the Premier League. We wish you good luck!
Barcelona – Las Palmas
Barcelona hosts Las Palmas in a match from the 7th round of the Spanish La Liga. Stay with us, because we are about to give you our soccer tips for profit for the clash at the Camp Nou.
Barca are the current leaders in La Liga. They have 18 points and a perfect record of six wins from six matches so far. They are the only team with a perfect record in La Liga so far. Their goal difference is also impressive – 20:2. Barcelona have the best attack and the best defense in the league at this moment.
During the week Barcelona had another game in the Champions League as well. The club continued its perfect run in Europe, too. They faced Sporting in Lisboa and managed to win with 1-0. They now have two wins from two matches in the Champions League.
Las Palmas are currently 17th in La Liga with 6 points and a record of two wins and four defeats. In its last five matches, Las Palmas won twice and lost three times. In its last game they suffered a 0-2 defeat at home against the newcomer Leganes.
Time for some team news before the game.
Barcelona’s manager Ernesto Valverde can’t use the injured Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha, while Arda Turan is once again fit and ready to play.
Las Palmas is going to be without the injured Victor Vitolo, Dani Castellano, Alen Halilovic and Sergi Samper, while Pedro Bigas and Alfredo Ortuno are doubtful. The good news are that the striker Loic Remy is once again fit and back in training.
There’s no surprise here – Barcelona are the clear favourite. Most likely they are about to win with more than one or two goals difference. That’s our pick in our soccer tips for profit for this game.
Arsenal – Brighton
Arsenal hosts Brighton & Hove Albion in a match from the 7th round of the English Premier League. Here is our football bets winner for this game at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Arsenal are currently 7th in the league standings with 10 points won so far. Their record in the league so far is three wins, one draw and two losses. How you could see, The Gunners are far from consistent since the start of the new campaign. If they don’t want to miss a participation in the Champions League for a second season in a row, they really need to improve and make their performances more solid and consistent.
Brighton & Hove Albion are currently 14th in the Premier League. The newcomers have 7 points and a record of two wins, one draw and three losses. They are still getting used to the Premier League and they are doing fairly well, especially compared to some other teams in the league. In their last match Brighton won against Newcastle at home and added important three points to their tally.
Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger have some problems before the game. Calum Chambers, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin are all injured and missing the match.
Brighton & Hove Albion have a full squad and they can use all of their players in this match, which is great for them.
When Arsene Wenger signed a new contract with Arsenal, many of the club’s fans were not happy. And so far the Frenchman is not proving that this was the right decision. Arsenal are once again unconsistent and away from the top teams in terms of ambition. Can they start playing better in the coming weeks? Well, for sure they must start with Brighton.
This is our football bets winner for the match between Arsenal and Brighton. Have a good luck with this one!
Newcastle – Stoke
Newcastle United hosts Stoke City in a match from the 5th round of the English Premier League. We are about to give you our football betting predictions for this game.
After suffering two losses in the first two rounds, it looks like Newcastle are already starting to find their rhythm in the league. They are in a run of two consecutive wins, achieved against West Ham and Swansea. They are currently 10th in the league standings with 6 points won.
Stoke City in the same time are very close to Newcastle, having won 5 points from the first four rounds. Mark Hughes’ team lost just one of its matches so far. Right now Stoke are in a run of two consecutive draws against West Bromwich and Manchester United. Their goal difference is 4:4, compared to Newcastle’s 4:3. It’s a thing which we could say for both teams – they are hardly conceding goals, but they are also hardly scoring.
Newcastle can’t use the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Mbemba Mangulu and Paul Dummett are injured. The good news for Rafa Benitez are that Jamie Sterry and Emmanuel Riviere have recovered from their injures and they are both ready to return on the pitch.
As for Stoke City, Mark Hughes can’t use the injured Geoff Cameron, Julien Ngoy and Stephen Ireland, while Ryan Shawcross and Ibrahim Afellay are doubtful for the game.
We could say that both teams look very equal in terms of overall quality. The league standings are also confirming this. The draw looks like a reasonable bet here, although everything is possible in this league.
These were our football betting predictions for the game between Newcastle and Stoke City. Be wise with your predictions, before it’s a difficult game to bet on. How we said, these teams look very even right now. These were our football betting predictions for this match
Liverpool – Burnley
Liverpool hosts Burnley in a match from the fifth round of the English Premier League. We are going to offer you our football betting predictions for the clash at the legendary Anfield Stadium.
There’s some pressure on Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp’s shoulders at the moment. The German manager is in deep waters after the 0-5 loss against Manchester City and the 2-2 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League. There are some fans who already want from him to leave the club, which is not good in the beginning of the season.
Right now The Reds are at 8th place in the Premier League, having won 7 points so far. They are on just three points behind the leader Manchester United, but despite of that Klopp has his reasons to feel worried. We can’t say that Liverpool are playing their best football at the moment and we all saw this in their last two matches in the Premier League and the Champions League.
As for Burnley, they are currently 7th in the standings – with one position above Liverpool. Burnley also won 7 points so far, which is surprisingly good from them so far. Just like Liverpool, they have 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss since the start of the new season. In their last game Burnley beat Crystal Palace with 1-0 at home.
Liverpool will be without the suspended Sadio Mane in this game, while Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are injured. Good news are that Mammadou Sakho is fit and ready to return on the pitch.
As for Burnley, they can’t use the injured Tom Heaton, Nahki Wells and Dean Marney, while Jeff Hendrick is still doubtful with a thigh injury.
These are our football betting predictions for the match between Liverpool and Burnley. Can Liverpool return on the winning way?
Getafe – Barcelona
Getafe hosts Barcelona in a match from the 4th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let us offer you our football betting predictions for this game.
After being perfect in the league so far, winning three games out of three, Barcelona are the current leader in La Liga. They didn’t face any problems against Real Betis, Alaves and Espanyol, winning these matches without conceding a goal. Their goal difference at the moment is 9:0.
Last season Barca lost their title to Real Madrid, so now they are going to be absolutely motivated to win the league once again and return to the throne. They lost Neymar during the summer, but replaced him with the ultra talented youngster Ousmane Dembele.
During the week Barca showed their strenght in the Champions League as well, beating Juventus with 3-0 at the Camp Nou. Before the season many people thought that Los Cules will have problems, but right now we don’t see nothing like this.
Getafe on the other hand just returned to La Liga after a short spell in Segunda Division. They started the campaign with a win, a draw and a loss, having won 4 points so far. They are currently in the middle of the table, being 10th. In their last match Getafe achieved their first win, beating Leganes.
Barcelona’s manager Ernesto Valverde could be without the injured Arda Turan, while Rafinha is ready to come back in play.
As for Getafe, they can’t use the injured Daniel Pacheco, while Gorosito is doubtful. The good news are that Jefferson Montero is now fit and ready to return in play.
In our football betting predictions we could say that Barcelona are the obvious favourte here, even away from home. How we said, they are very motivated to win La Liga again, so it would be surprising if Getafe find a way to stop them.
Armenia – Denmark
Armenia hosts Denmark in a match from Group E of the World Cup qualifiers in Europe. Here’s our examination of this match and our vip soccer predictions for it.
Armenia are currently 5th in Group E with 6 points being won from 6 games. They are really inconsistent in this group, which can be proved by their record so far – two wins and four losses. In their last five games Armenia achieved their two wins in the group, but also lost in the other three.
The Armenian team still have some chance to chase even the second place in the group, especially if they beat Denmark at home, but let’s be real – most probably they won’t achieve this goal. Second place is too much for them in this situation.
As for Denmark, they are currently third in the group with 10 points won. If we accept that Poland are most likely going to win this group, then Denmark and Montenegro are going to fight for the second place. Right now both of them have 10 points, so the fight is very much open at the moment.
In their last game the Danish team won its visit to Kazakshtan with 3-1. For them it was third game in a row without a loss. Denmark have three wins, one draw and two losses from six games played so far. Their goal difference is 10:6, which tells us that they hardly score goals, but also they rarely concede.
Denmark are the favourite in this game, but it’s always tricky to visit Armenia, so be careful with this one. Especially at home, Armenia are not a team to be underrestimated.
These were our vip soccer predictions for the match between Armenia and Denmark from Group E. Whatever you have decide, we wish you a good luck