Paris Saint-Germain is ready to break the world record to attract Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
The 27-year-old Welsh missed half of last season because of a thigh injury, and according to Diario Gall, the progress of Isco and Marco Asencio at the same time made President Florentino Perez change his position against Tottenham’s former ace. The Spanish boss is already ready to part with the star, for which he pays 100 million euros in 2013.
Journalist Eduardo Inda explained on TV that the PSG’s proposal would be almost irresistible. “PSG is interested in Bale and will tend to offer just as much as Neymar last year – 180-190 million euros,” Inda commented.
Everyone in Spain is clear of Florentino Perez’s desire to make galactic transfers in an attempt to repeat what his predecessor Ramon Calderon, who was responsible for attracting Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale, however, has not reached the same height as a performance and maybe Real will decide to redeem his status while he can still collect more than a fat amount.
End: Manchester United pointed to Ibrahimovic’s exit
Manchester United scorer # 1 for season 2016/17 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released from the club. The Red Devils attracted the 35-year-old Swede earlier this season but after breaking up in the quarterfinals against Anderlecht from the Europa League, the club’s management decided not to take advantage of his option to extend his contract for another season . Ibra played 46 games for United, in which he scored 28 goals and won three trophies – Shimano, League Cup and Europa League.
Official: Luciano Spaletti signed with Inter
Luciano Spaletti officially took over the Italian Inter Milano. The specialist signed for two years with the “Nerazzurri” and will have to return the fame of the three-time European champions. Former Roma mentor will bring his new team for the first practice on July 3 this year.
The Tigos of the Milan Grand have hoped that the coming season will be more successful than the one in which the Giuseppe Meazza bench has been coached by not one and two coaches. It all began with the dismissal of Roberto Mancini last summer, followed by the brief adventure of Dutch legend Frank de Bour. Then Stefano Piolay started experimenting at the head of the “black-blue” to come to Stefano Vecchi, who “finished” the season.
It is still unclear what kind of money the Inter for Spaletti will give to the selection.
AC Milan to Belotti and Billy, “Rossoneri” in a step from a Wolfsburg star
Milan officials will meet today with Turin President Urbano Cairo to discuss the possibility of transferring Andrea Belotti star to “San Siro”, Sky Italia reported. Belotti scored 26 goals in the last season in the A Series and finished third in the final standings for the finalists, relying only on One Jack (29) and Diris Mertens (28). It is believed that there is a € 100 million freeze clause in the contract with Belloire and Turin but it is only valid when negotiating with clubs outside Italy.
Meanwhile, Milan is very close to attracting Wolfsburg’s left-back back to Wolfsburg Ricardo Rodriguez. According to SportMediaset, “Rosoner” has agreed with the “wolves” for a transfer amount of about 15 million euros and it is expected today that the ultimate defender will arrive in Milan to pass medical research.
“Rosonerite” is also working on the transfer of Lucas Billiera, believing that Lazio’s Argentine midfielder is also close to going into the Milan league which will participate in the Europa League tournament next season.
Roma negotiated River Plate’s scorer
Roma fans can soon enjoy a brand new addition. “Jalorossi” are about to attract young Argentinian striker Sebastian Durius, who is interested in a number of European grands. The Roman club has met the most serious competition for the 21-year-old Gladiator’s signature in Inter, but a statement by Drewse’s agent suggests that he is close to a contract with the “wolves.”
“There is nothing formal yet, but Sebastian sees AC Roma as the perfect place to be at the top level. The interest of the club is a fact and we will try to make everyone happy, said Gustavo Pedrosa, who takes care of Durie’s interests.
Since the beginning of the season, the Argentine has 18 goals in 28 games for the River, with three of his hits at Copa Libertadores.
Arsenal officially announced Wenger’s new contract, the club wants the title next season
Arsenal has officially announced the news that the English media have spread yesterday – to extend Arsene Wenger’s contract for two more years. The club and the manager assured that the goal is next season “gunners” to fight for the title in the Premier League.
“Our ambition is to win the Premier League, as well as other major trophies in Europe, and that’s what the fans, the players, the headquarters, the manager and the board will be waiting for, and there will be no rest for us until we get that done.” Arsen is the most suitable person To help us realize these goals, he has fantastic experience and our full support, “said the majority owner Stan Krownke.
“I love this club and I look forward to the future with optimism and excitement, we are looking to look better as a team and to be stronger in each zone, we have a very strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful. We are committed to preparing for the Premier League challenge and that will be our focus in the summer and next season.
I am grateful for the support of the board and Stan and will do my best to win even more trophies. We all want this. Our fans all over the world also require it, “added Arsene Wenger.
Francesco Totti with a farewell dinner
Roman Francesco Totti’s legend invited all his teammates to a farewell dinner before playing his last match for the “wolves”, but ignored coach Luciano Spaleti and his assistants.
The Prince of Rome farewell to his teammates at La Pergola restaurant in the Italian capital.
At the farewell dinner, there was not one representative of the Roma leadership.
On Sunday, 40-year-old Totti will also say goodbye to the fans of the team during the game with Genoa in the last round of Serie A.
Totti periodically had disagreements with Spalets and this season did not play regularly by recording 17 games and two goals.
The living legend of Roma held his entire career in this club and scored 307 goals in 785 games. Italy’s national team scored 9 hits in 58 games.
Totti has not yet announced his retirement from football and is likely to hold another season or two abroad.
Antonio Conte is chosen as coach of the year in England
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was chosen as coach of the year in England in a poll among his colleagues. The 47-year-old Italian has led Londoners to the title in their debut season.
Conte has a chance to bring the “blue” to a double in the season if Chelsea won the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday. This is going to be an amazing finish for the Chelsea season, which has become the first team in England’s elite to score 30 wins in the season. Londoners allowed only five losses and three draws in 38 rounds.
“I’ve had great emotions in my first season here in England, and I want to thank everyone who has voted for me, it’s great to get this prize, and I hope I deserve it.” The trophies feature the names of great managers who have won “It is an incredible achievement for me to do it, and I hope to continue in the same way,” said Conte after receiving the prize at the ceremony of former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson.
Chris Houghton was voted number 1 among the Championship managers after taking Brighton to second place in the championship and promotion for the elite.
Tottenham ruined the champion Leicester in Harry Kane’s show
Tottenham defeated Leicester’s visiting champion 6-1 in a postponement of the Premier League 34th round, and Sprint striker Harry Kain scored four times and topped the top scorers, with two more Romwell Lukau of Everton.
King Korean Son Hyun-Ming, who scored in the 36th and 71th minute before being replaced, regained a double for King Power Stadium in London. The hosts were honored Ben Chilwell in the 59th minute.
With the victory, Tottenham scored 83 points and ranked second, while Leicester was eleventh with 43. Londoners equaled their record as the most convincing success as a guest, repeating the matches with Stoke City in 1951 and West Ham since 1962.
Leicester played a very poor match, leaving the guests’ initiative right from the start. The Spurs started promising and found the result in the 25th minute when Alderweired with a distant pass passed the fox defense and found Son, who took the ball and returned to Cane, who did not mistake. A dozen minutes later, and Son scored with a blow from the air. After the break the guests reduced the pace that allowed Leicester to equalize through Ben Chilwell, which again moved them and to the end ruined their rival.
In the 63rd minute, Caine made a 3: 1 move after leaching into Leicester’s penalty box, and in the 71st Son finally defeated the hosts. His exit did not affect the Spurs, which reached two new goals through Kane in the 89th and 91th minutes.
Wenger warns Chelsea and explains why teams such as Real and Bayern are performing strongly in Europe
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger warned England’s new Chelsea champion that next season the team will face difficulties in defending the title for their participation in the Champions League. According to the Frenchman, the lack of matches in Europe is a big advantage in the fight for the first place, proven by the fact that the last two seasons of champions became teams that do not play in Europe in the same campaign. Wenger developed his thesis by claiming that teams such as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are playing harder in the Champions League as they can afford not to play 100% in some of the championship matches – something that is impossible In the Premier League.
“Chelsea did a good job Congratulations to them But in the last two seasons the title is won by teams that do not play in Europe The next season will be very different for them because they will have to play Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday Because I have the feeling that in Spain Real Madrid can win matches without giving in some of them the maximum, as in England, maybe they are better than us The case with Bayern is similar. They dominate the Bundesliga with ease, “Wenger says.
Today Tottenham and Manchester United will play their last game against White Hart Lane. “Spurs” made a great season, but failed to fight Chelsea for the championship title, and the “Red Devils” refused to pursue a Top 4 ranking and only think of the Europa League final against Ajax.
Before the West Ham lost last week, which finally crashed the team’s hopes for a 1961 first-place finish, Tottenham has won 9 consecutive Premier League wins and guarantees that he will finally be able to finish his big rival Arsenal. The White Hart Lane division will be emotional for all spurs fans hoping the historic moment will be celebrated against United. Mauricio Pochetino’s team is the strongest host in the league, scoring only 4 points on his own field. If they do not lose against the Reds, Londoners will remain unbeaten at home throughout the season – something they have not achieved since the 1964/65 season.
Overall, Tottenham beat 20 of the 22 Hart Lane games played throughout the season in all the tournaments. The team is in a series of 16 home games and if it wins today, it will equalize its 1987 record for 14 consecutive home wins in the league. In addition, the victory against United will ensure the Spurs second place, which will be their best ranking since 1963. Tottenham also strives for another achievement. The team has only 23 goals in the championship and has the second best defense in the Top 5 Championships after Bayern (Munich). If there is no miracle in the remaining matches, the Spurs will improve the club record for the least cashed hits in one season – 32.
Danny Rose has already resumed training, but he will not be a Tottenham champion, which means Ben Davis is on the left flank. Mauricio Pocetino will give the first minute to Musa Dembele and Keuron Tripier, and Harry Kane will lead the attack and will pursue his first goal against Manchester United in the Premier League.
“Red Devils” can record two consecutive losses in the league for the first time since September, but for Mourinho’s team it is much more important to win the trophy in the Europa League and to win the Champions League quota. The Portuguese is often criticized for the style of play, and statistics show that United has not scored a goal in any of their last 7 away games in the Top 6 teams. Four of these games ended 0-0. The positive thing is that Manchesters also show a stable defense away from home, and generally have more points on a terrain than on Old Trafford during the season.
Marwan Felaini will have the last game of his punishment, and due to injuries left by the end of the season for United are Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ashley Young, Marcos Roho and Luc Shaw. Mourinho has made eight changes to the match for Celta, but today the title eleven will look more like Arsenal’s visit. Axel Tuanzebe is expected to start defending, and Eric Bayey, who will receive a red card on Thursday and miss the Europa League final.
Juve has reached the dream end without any hesitation
Juventus‘ team is the first finalist in this year’s Champions League. “The Bianconers” managed to fight for the Cardiff trophy battle without any fluctuations after they beat Monaco and in the 1/2 finals. The Italians scored 2-1 on their field and so the total score of the two matches was 4: 1 in their favor. Mario Manjukic in the 33rd and Daniel Alves in the 44th minute scored for the hosts, and Kilian Babe scored the visitors’ honorary score in the 69th minute.
The meeting began with strong pressure on Monaco in the opening minutes. In the 5th stroke of Mutinyu he rebounded into a defender and found himself in Kilian Mabe, who shot from a tough corner and hit the beam, but was also ambushed by the striker. Just two minutes later, Radamel Falcao fired a distant shot across the door.
Gradually, however, Juventus took the matter into his hands and started looking for a goal. In the 22nd minute, Paulo Diballa’s mistake was actually a pass for Gonzalo Iguaine, who looked in the eye with the goalkeeper attempting to pass him, but Kamil Glick returned home and cleared the goal. Then in the 25th minute Manjukic was cleverly led by Igua’in, but the Croatian shot was saved by Daniel Subashic. Two minutes later, Manjukich fired his head badly, but past the door.
Monaco had a good goal in the 30th minute when Falcoo was dropped into the penalty box and shot a powerful shot, and Gianluigi Buffon with great intervention guarded his door, and this time he was ambushed by the Colombian.
In the 33rd minute Juve finally found the score. Daniel Alves centered perfectly on Manzhukich, his head shot was saved by Subashic, but in addition, the striker could not make a mistake for 1: 0.
By the end of the half-time the “bianconers” had a lot of fun on the pitch. In the 36th minute, the Iguaine hit the door, but the goal was canceled for ambush. Two Argentinians had a new chance with Subasic’s eyes, and his shot was saved by the goalkeeper.
Monaco replied with a bad chance to Mabape in the 42nd minute, a small corner kicked off the door. Immediately afterwards, however, the events were again brought to the other door as Dani Alves took a ball in front of the penalty area and with a super pass he brought Dibala, who never managed to overcome the goalkeeper. In the following corner, Subashic knocked the ball, but she flies to Danny Alves, who with a volley shot scored a great goal for 2-0.
This result largely solved everything in the clash and the second half expected the pace of the game dropped. In the 50th minute Joao Mouttinho’s shot was far away from the door, and in the 57th, Iguain fired from a distance but also very imprecisely.
In the 67th minute, Monaco found one of the best positions in the game after Mabe jumped behind the defensive and made a blow, but Buffon was again the last barrier to the goal. Two Mutinyo was allowed to advance on the out-turn and hit Mabepa, who scored 2-1 in close range. That was how the 689 minutes of Juu were stopped without a goal in the Champions League.
At the end of the game, the passions became daunting, and on the pitch there were sharp clashes between the players who were tamed with a few yellow cards in the judge’s hands. In the 80th minute, Mutinyu tried another attempt to distract Buffon from far away, but once again without any success.
Juventus eventually triumphed as a final winner in a 4: 1 overall match and is already waiting for the winner of the other match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid to find out his opponent at the Cardiff final on July 3rd.
Shakespeare: Kasper Schmeichel stays, we have no offers for him
Leicester City’s Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will stay in the team next season after no offer has been received for him, said last year’s champion Craig Shakespeare. Kasper Schmeichel, who has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League for the past two years, has for the first time been a sincere admiration for winning the championship last year. His good shape, and at a time when Leicester was having difficulty, had a lot of media to suggest that he could end up in the Manchester United club, where his father, Peter Schmeichel, became a legend.
“Yes, I expect him to remain in our team, he is in the shape of his life, and on the other hand there are no suggestions for him.” Kasper Schmeichel, meanwhile, has split up with his personal agent and now has a new person who takes care of His professional engagements, and it also reinforced the speculation that there was a club offer that the new agent was close to.
Schumacher, however, rejected such allegations. “There was a lot of speculation about his future in the past week, but they have nothing to do with changing his agent,” added the manager. “Leicester defeated his fate earlier in the season when he was in the relegation zone but after leaving Claudio Ranieri now Are in 11th position with 40. They are taking the 13th Watford on Saturday and Shakespeare said it’s an ideal opportunity to move in the first half of the league. “I want players to want, and everyone in the club wants it – we must finish as high as possible in the Premiership. Captain Wes Morgan, who was treating a thigh problem, returned for light workouts, but would not have enough time to join the Watford match group.
Ajax and Lyon are opening the semi-finals in Europa League
Today is the first semi-finals of the Europa League between Ajax and Lyon. The Amsterdam Arina duel kicks off at 19:45 and promises to become a real spectacle because of the open and successful football practiced by both teams. In the previous phase, Ajax eliminated Schalke 04 after extra time, though in them he played less. Even more dramatic moments were in the clash between Besiktas and Lyon, won by the French with penalties.
The big problem for Ajax’s coach Peter Bosch is the absence of two main defenders. Joel Veltmann and one of Schalke Nick Wiergeber’s goalscorer are punished, and this is not to worry fans of the Dutch Grand Prix. Ajax has been preparing for a full two-week match against Lyon after Eredivisie had a weekend break for the national cup final. Amin Yunes, Bertrand Traore and Kasper Dolberg are expected to take precedence tonight, which will be preferred to Justin Kluwer. In the middle of the pitch will play Davey Claasen, Lasse Schone and Hakim Zieh.
Lyon interrupted his bad Serie in League 1 with a win against Anger, but in this game did not take Alexander Lakazet. The “Kid’s” scorer until last is questionable about the Amsterdam Arena match. If he can not play, Nabil Fekir will start at the top of the attack. The other offensive players of Lyon will most likely be Mathieu Valbuena and Rashid Gedzal. The midfield will be based on Maxim Gallon, Donald Tolizo and Luka Tusar, and a pair of central defenders will be Mukhtar Diabaki and Emanuel Mamana.
* In each of the last 6 games in Lyon in Europa League there were over 2.5 goals
* Only one of the last 8 Ajax games in the Europa League has scored over 2.5 goals
* Ajax did not let go in his previous 3 games against Lyon
* Ajax has won all of his households in Europa League this season
Barca gets 100mln euros for three players
Barcelona‘s management plans a serious summer selection, says AS. Club leaders are ready to spend 100 million euros to reinforce the squad for the next season. The Catalunians want to attract two final defenders and a playmaker to be the replacement for veteran Andres Iniesta.
Among the transfer goals are the backs of Ektor Belerin of Arsenal and Theo Hernandez of Atletico Madrid and midfielder Felipe Coettinho of Liverpool. As an alternative to the Brazilian midfielder, they see Pari Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti. Barca’s bosses are going to pay about EUR 30 million for Belerin and Teo’s 24 million dollars. The remaining money will go to the desired creative midfielder.
Barcelona plans to split with several players. The summer is expected to leave Arda Turan, Jeremy Mathieu and Andre Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder was bought for 35 million euros last summer and is likely to be sold for about 25.
Ibrahimovic refused 13 million from Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rejected the 13 million pound bid he has offered to pay him from Manchester United while the Swedish is recovering from an injury.
Red Monsieur manager Jose Mourinho insisted on activating the 35-year contract renewal clause for one year, regardless of the knee injury he received.
Ibrahimovic did not accept this gesture made by Manchester United.
It seems the career of the Swedish footballer of Old Trafford is over.
He has suffered a very serious knee injury during the Europa League quarter-final match against Anderlecht and will be out of play at least until January 2018.
Ibrahimovic traveled to Manchester United last summer when he signed a 1 + 1 contract, and his salary was 250,000 pounds a week.
After the amazing season in which he scored 28 goals from Manchester United, they expressed a desire to activate the clause to continue his contract, but then came the injury in the match against Anderlecht.
Luis Enrique: Neymar knows how to control, he often fails
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is expecting a heavy clash against Espanyol tomorrow night. “Derby is a special match, it does not matter ranking, it will be a very intense meeting,” he assured at a press conference today. Lucio refused to comment on the statements of the Malaga camp that yesterday sparked spirits in Spain.
Asked if Neymar had a psychological problem, and so he was making stupid papers, the specialist said, “Neymar knows how to control, he’s often fouling, and tomorrow it’s very important to control his emotions.” Asked whether he is waiting for Valencia’s help in the earlier match of Santiago Bernabeu, he said: “We are all professionals.”
Luis Enrique confided that Andres Iniesta will be solved for hours before the game. Battle for Barcelona is tomorrow at 19.45 at “RCD Stadium”.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has questioned the meaning of the expensive transfers that Manchester United and Manchester City are doing. “It is important to understand that not the one who throws more money for players wins,” said the Italian, quoted by the BBC.
Before the start of the season, “citizens” spent the most money on new players – 175 million pounds, followed by “red devils” with 150 million pounds, which also broke the record with the attraction of Paul Pogba (89 million pounds). Chelsea ranks third in this chart by 123 million pounds, and the next team in the list is Tottenham with the modest 70 million pounds on this background.
“This is not the first time that the Manchester clubs give so much money, just look at the past,” said Conte.
He pointed out that eventual winning the Premiership title would be the biggest success in his coaching career. The “blue” currently has 4 points for Tottenham, who seems to be the only real rival for the top spot. Both teams have 6 matches. Chelsea is also in the final for the Cup of England and can win a double.
“Winning in England today is not an easy job, so the season is very good for us, and to make it fantastic, there is only one way: to try to win,” convinced the former Juventus coach.
He also specified that he does not want to have footballers who are selfish on the pitch.
Monaco Leonard Jardim’s surprise semi-finalist coach was extremely reserved after reaching this stage of the race. “The Monegasque” took down Borussia Dortmund in the 1/4-Finals after two wins with a total score of 6: 3, both of which showed an impressive game.
“We have not won anything, but we are writing history, for the first time in the history of the Champions League, a team starting from the third preliminary round, reaching the semifinal.” Borussia is a big team, but we showed our skill and we deserved to win. , But the result could have been 5: 3 or 6: 3 because of many gaps We always attack, our attack is in our DNA We are happy to have the French club football in the top 4 of the Champions League.
We have no preference for the opponent in the semi-finals. All three teams are very good. Our ambition is to show our qualities also in the semi-finals. Each of the four teams can win the trophy. We’re going to go ahead, even though in this company we look like outsiders. It will be difficult for us to play both in Europe and at home, where we fight for the title. We will play to the limit of our forces on both fronts, “Jardim said.
Atletico put an end to Leicester‘s magic story
Leicester’s magic tale in the Champions League is finally over. The English champion dropped the 1/4-final after a 1-1 draw in a draw with Atletico Madrid. In the first match, Matches won 1: 0 at Vicente Calderon, with a 2: 1 overall lead. Saul Niges scored the invaluable goal for the guests tonight in the 26th minute and Jamie Vardi gave a host of hopes to the hosts in the 61st minute, but the foxes failed to get the two more hits and forgive the tournament.
At the start of the match, Atletico was more in possession of the ball as Leicester was waiting for counterattacks. The first more interesting situation came to the door of the guests. In the 21st minute, Jamie Vardi received a speed in the penalty area and returned to invading Shinji Okazaki, but his shot was inaccurate.
At his first good opportunity, however, Athletico came to the opening of the score. In the 26th minute Philippe Luis centered in the penalty area and there Saul Niges was dropped and headed for 0: 1.
This goal further calmed the Spaniards, and in the 32nd minute Saul jumped into a good position and tried a treacherous retaliation that was saved by Kasper Schmeichel. Two minutes later, however, the hosts had a great opportunity, as Riyad Marzet fired at a rush, and Jan Cloud had to intervene decisively.
The second half was far more dynamic. In the 49th minute Antoine Griezmann advanced to speed in the penalty area and handed over to the invading Yannik Ferreira Carasco, who fell into the penalty and demanded a penalty but was not given. Two minutes later, the events moved to the other door, and Ben Chillwell made a powerful jump over the door.
Bayern waited two more for Madrid
Bayern Munich hopes defenders Mats Hummel and Jerome Boateng to recover and join the returning to the general group Robert Lewandowski before the second quarterfinals in the Champions League against Real Madrid tomorrow.
“Humeles will have tests tonight,” said Roumenigue, ahead of the team’s departure for Spain today, and yesterday he was doing well, the same is true of Boateng, Robert Lewandowski training again with the team at full speed and not saying pain.
“Now we will see how Boateng and Hummel will feel tonight, but at the end of yesterday’s business, things were not pessimistic.
The Bundesliga leader did not play well in the first match and retreated 1:2 to Real Madrid after missing a penalty and Cristiano Ronaldo showed his two-goal class. But winning and continuing to the semifinals will leave their hopes for a treble alive.
Lewandowski for the shoulder trauma, and Hummel (in the sliced) missed the match in Munich, where Boateng complained of a gap in the adductor. Issues also increase with the penalty of Havi Martinez, who was penalized with a red card. In this situation, Carlo Ancelotti has to make at least one change in the starting line as far as defense is concerned. If Boateng and Hummelis are unavailable, the options are using Joshua Kimih and David Alabama.
Xavi: Alves misses Barcelona
The legend of Barcelona and Spain Xavi Hernandez believes the Catalunians were not supposed to let Danny Alves leave Camp Nou. Alves transferred to Juventus in the summer of last year.
The right-wing defender has been in Barcelona for nearly eight years. With the Catalan team, Alves recorded 247 matches in the Primera Division. He also won 22 trophies with Barca.
“I would personally return Alves to Barcelona,” Hernandez told Goal. “He decides to leave, but he is the best back right in the world right now and he’s missing out on Barcelona.”
Alves rose for the first time against his former team last week, winning Juve with a 3-0 win in the first quarterfinals of the Champions League at Juventus Stadium in Turin.
In an interview after the meeting, the old lady defender said he had left Camp Nou because he was tired of being a scapegoat for the drawbacks of the team. Shavi Hernandez is also of the opinion that Barcelona is good to attract Juventus star Paulo Diballa and PSG midfielder Marco Verratti.
Luis Enrique: Do not mad with a loss
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique flipping the page to forget the defeat of Malaga and think about the upcoming match with Juventus in the Champions League. “We were better than Malaga, but we were punished by our only mistake. Do not mad with one loss. Andre Gomes is likely alternate penalties Busquets. It is a pity to blame a player for a loss. This is a team sport,” said coach of “los Kulesza” the official press conference in Turin.
“Statistics Juve is impressive. Our goal is common – to make a good game and win. Juventus is like a team than two years ago. Some of their players left, others came. I can not say that now are better” he admitted. Lucio declined to comment on the topic of red card to Neymar of “La Rosaleda”: “Tomorrow we have a wonderful elimination match against Juventus. Let’s talk about this game, other things have already talked.”
Allegri: There is beauty in it to defend
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri made an interesting comment on the upcoming quarterfinal of the Champions League against Barcelona. The Italian insisted that there is beauty in the art of defensive football, as his team will surely have to show against rivals like Barca.
Certainly the Italian giants will enter into a better mood after the victory with 2: 0 over Chievo in Serie A at the weekend. Barca turn lost 0: 2 from Malaga on the domestic scene and now it seems that if you can not catch up with leader Real Madrid.
The first match is on Tuesday at the “Juventus Stadium” which will be responsible for torintsi task. “We feel ready, because it’s quarter, and – with all due respect to Barcelona – we must believe that we can continue. We have to show the best in both meetings, both in attack and in defense, “said Allegri.
“Their loss from Malaga means nothing, Barcelona is accustomed to playing in games with huge bet. We go out a series of serious games and were a little tired against Chievo. Now we think about Barcelona, ??but just because it’s our next game. ”
“When you have Leo Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, not to mention others, it is rare to have a poor game. We should be at a level to be ready to attack at the same time to defend when necessary. Football is a simple game – attack and defend. You need be on both phases. It is not shameful to be a good defense, actually it is just as beautiful as the attack to build, “said Allegri.
Chelsea looks boldly to the title after an important success against City
Chelsea beat Manchester City 2: 1 in dynamic confrontation between the two teams at Stamford Bridge.
The hosts took the lead as early as the 10th minute thanks to Eden Hazard who benefit from the assistance of Aspilikueta. In the 26th minute Kun Aguero back to tie the lead after Tibo Kurtoa made a big mistake trying to up output to a teammate.
Joy citizens lasted less than 10 minutes. Fernandinho fouled Pedro in the box and “blue” received a penalty. He stood behind the ball Eden Hazard, but his initial shot from the spot was saved by Caballero. However rebound off went straight into the feet of the Belgian, who close no mistake and correct his mistake.
In the second half both teams were very close to paying off, but that did not fall, despite threatening situations and the two doors.
So Chelsea maintained their lead of seven points over second Tottenham who managed to reach the turn against Swansea with three goals after 88 minutes.
Manchester City turn will continue to fight for his place in the top 4. Citizens are fourth with four points advance to the fifth and sixth in the standings.
Wenger: Now people have realized that it is not so easy
Arsene Wenger and today’s press conference did not answer the standing agenda issues at Arsenal. Asked if the club stays in or leaves at the end of the season, he said: “I was responsible this question many times. You ask me again. Do not worry, we’ll find out soon.”
Contract of Alexis Sanchez even said: “He has a contract for another year and a half. I do not understand this debate. Our job is to present ourselves on the field. I do not understand this concern.”
The Frenchman also commented on the battle for the top four places in England to ensure participation in the Champions League. Arsenal may miss the tournament for the first time in years. “For 20 years I do and look like nothing. Suddenly it was important people realized that it is not so easy, says Wenger battle for a place in the Champions League. – is a lot of matches in April. We should all are united . we need the support of our fans. ”
The specialist once again spoke about the protests of fans: “I am a professional. When you’re a professional working in conditions that are not ideal. I like to win games and focus on that. I work for my club with honesty and integrity. Not I’m afraid. I accept the assessment of people and concentrate on the game. That’s it. ”
Tomorrow, Arsenal host West Ham in a London derby and the team can return Alex Okleyd-Chamberlain, Per Mertesacker and Aaran Ramzi. Loran Kosielni, however, will be sidelined at least a few weeks. French international came to rest in the derby with Manchester City. He has injured his Achilles and today his forthcoming examinations.
Lyon took just a point from Rennes
Lyon won the only point in his visit to Rennes from 31 th round of the French Ligue 1. The match ends in a draw 1:1, followed by Olympique remained four points ahead of Marseille and five in front of Bordeaux in the battle for quota Europa League.
The game started badly for the team Rehn, who was left with ten men on the field as early as the fifth minute. Bensebeni Rami was sent off with a red card for a foul in the penalty area, but Alexander Lakazaet missed a penalty. Maxwell Cornet corrected his mistake and gave advance of Lyon after 52 minutes, but the home side reached eight equal before the end of the match. Accurate 1:1 was reserve Ndombe Mubele. Equality was the fourth consecutive team to Rehn, who is ninth and still has a chance to qualify in Europa League.
Former coach of United negotiating with Holland
Football Association of Holland began talks with Louis van Gaal, the Dutch specialist can hold any office in the organization. 65-year-old Van Gaal to give the “orange” to third place at the World Cup 2014 was voted the director ‘s position in the football plant in the country.
The skilled person without a job in the summer of 2016, when it ended commitments to the English Manchester United.
The president of the Dutch Football Association Michael van Praag announced that there will be major changes in plant management and operation method.
De Boer rejected the chance to take on Netherlands
The Netherlands is the historical Least-ever 32nd place spot in the FIFA rankings after missing Euro 2016. “Orange” is on the fourth position in qualifying group ‘A’ for World Cup 2018, six points behind leaders France . last Saturday
Bulgaria beat 2: 0 against the Netherlands in Sofia and less than 24 hours after the game, coach Danny Blind was fired.
Most likely, Louis van Gaal will take part in negotiations to appoint the new coach of the Dutch team.
The stars and the most experienced team in the Dutch Arjen Robben and Uesli Snayder also want to comment on the selection of a new coach to “orange”.
Year without most beautiful “tulip”
It would have been in 1990. Near embassies in Mladost 1, there was a small, nondescript building, in which one aunties selling knitwear. There I and my best friend from childhood Petko got my first soccer jerseys. Of course, the shirts were neither any team, no nothing – sky-blue T-shirts with long sleeves and black number on the back. This fall, it was with my №14. Our explained that with such a number has played Yohan Kroyf. It was the first time I heard his name.
And his name is at the forefront in football history. Actually do not know if someone was of greater importance for the football game in the last say 50 years. Cruyff is the basis of eras in football as a player and coach. Who has not heard of “total football” and Ajax? In 1966 the Dutch defeated with 5: 1 Liverpool in the European Cup. After the game, ask Bill Shankly what he has made the biggest impression. Legendary manager replied: “Cruyff! Today witnessed the birth of a genius.”
Otherwise Hendrik Johan Cruyff grew up five minutes from the stadium Ajax, where his mother worked as a cleaner. You may not know, but by age 15 Player №1 Europe’s twentieth century practice hard baseball. They say he was a very talented pitcher. In the late 60s Cruyff is now a major part of the elegant band of Rinus Michels, which is meant to conquer the world and millions of hearts forever. Leafed dusty archives and found Yohan Veliki interview from the early 70s. In it he speaks of Bulgarian football. Ask him what impressions him from our football and he said: “I watched Levski Spartak against Dynamo (Berlin) and had direct contact with the team. I think that Bulgarian football is good, but lacks enough imagination and improvisation. More looking to disrupt than to build. ”
Yes, attack and imagination were the credo of Cruyff. As traffic on the field. More than once the “Flying Dutchman” said that generally sees between football and handball. He has repeatedly said that the home team is the first team striker. Teams of Cruyff always played for goals and victory. “The rule of the type” to knock home a goal and get the three points “is disastrous for our game,” said the Dutchman. In my mind has sealed a fragment of the essay in “Football” after the final Milan – Barcelona (4: 0) in 1994. At one point envoy newspaper described how the press conference after his Waterloo football Cruyff looked very bad words hardly left the his mouth, and finally bent over the microphone and said, “Gentlemen journalists, please do not make general conclusions about the value of my team only match”.
The fact is that all successes, tens bought in the window of Barcelona, ??came in the last 25 years are the work of the project of Johan Cruyff started in the late 80s. We can classify and world and European titles in Spain (2008, 2010, 2012), won primarily with the main contribution of the players of Barcelona and style with multiple passes and great control of the ball from Catalonia. If you do not know, specialists in the Netherlands believe Cruyff architect and the triumph of Ajax in 1995, largely because Louis van Gaal copy scheme imposed by the “Flying Dutchman” team from Amsterdam between 1985 and 1988
Paradoxically, in addition to the romance of a football pitch Cruyff can be linked to another, but that is opposite sign. Cruyff is probably the first football megastar that shows the world how they and how to earn huge money from the most popular sport. In the 70s Yohan Veliki has a special price list – 4000 guilders for a meeting with an autograph or interview. Separately taken a hefty sum for it to have a weekly column in “Undo Telegraaf” and a bunch of advertising contracts. And probably all know how financial reasons Mondial’74 play with different equipment than the Dutch team. In those days the business affairs of the attacker run by his father-Cor Coster – jeweler, one of the wealthiest in Amsterdam. So curiously one of the greatest masters of the field throughout history shows the world how far will gradually reach the game – from the times of “total football” to those of “total commercialization.”
The fact that one of the greatest players is behind only one World Cup and has not won a world title is somewhat unnatural. “Why we lost by Germany in 1974? It’s simple – they scored one goal more than us,” said legendary №14 of “tulips”. Usually the story really remember winners, but in the case of the Netherlands in the 70s is different. And you know what night earning Cruyff before the final in Munich? The day before the game, “Bild” dating material, which claims that the Dutch have hit him living with drinking and women. Wife of Johann Dani Koster (Miss Holandiya’67, which meets in a locale in Amsterdam) this proved enough to seek an explanation from her husband. So the night before the finals, the Dutch captain earns a few hours on the phone.
When we talk about Cruyff and his enormous contribution to football must mention Hristo Stoichkov, the greatest Bulgarian footballer, in whom the Dutchman believes and who climb to the top. It is from “Dream team” of Cruyff and Ico began largest rise Barca. In fact, precisely because of the romance around the “Camp Nou”, Catalan school, halos of figures such as Yohan Veliki, Maradona etc, the team Barca looks nice from Real Madrid in the eyes of the majority of those who do not sympathize directly nor one of the two teams.
It things were clear. He was not afraid to lose. He won even when losing. He creates beauty. He changed football. He – Johan Cruyff.
UEFA will blurs the distinction between the leading clubs and poorer
UEFA is considering the introduction of a rule limiting the number of players in each club and change the transfer system, said President Alexander Cheferin . He explained that the main idea is to stop the seemingly endless stream of players to the leading clubs, with which they bled opponents and eventually send young people in their satellites.
“Surely we need to discuss the introduction of measures such as taxes, limiting the composition and change of transfer regulations to stop the concentration of talented players in only a few clubs. We need to consider whether the transfer market works as it stands and what we can do. We should not be afraid of change, “said UEFA president.
“We can not allow the gap between the leading clubs and small continue to grow. This will ignore these teams that have great potential and will destabilize them. We should pay attention to the whole pyramid, not just the tip because UEFA task is to protect all, “said he.
Diego Costa: I had to go to Conte, head down
Chelsea striker Diego Costa made interesting revelations about his relationship with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Brazilian with a Spanish passport admitted that in the summer of 2016 wanted to return to Atletico Madrid, but “dyushekchiite” are not taken steps to effect the transfer. That forced Costa to go to Conte with “head down”.
“Our relationship with Conte did not start well, because at my arrival I told him I wanted to go to Atletico Madrid. He was angry, barely looked at me. I would have behaved in the same way,” said Diego Costa was quoted as saying on the island. “From Atletico did not wait for me when it was needed, and I did my best to get back to them. When Atletico did not wait for me, I had to go to Conte, head down … if they (Atletico) really wanted me, I had to wait , not to be afraid. But it did not happen, and stayed a month (the closure of the transfer window). I’m not angry, just then did everything possible to get back. it will not happen again on my part, “explained another striker.
Since the beginning of the season, 28-year-old Diego Costa has 18 goals in all competitions as Chelsea will almost certainly become the champion of England’s FA Cup semi-final.
Historical success for Napoli
The team of Napoli climb to second place after the historic victory. The team of Maurizio Sari won with 3: 2 away to Empoli from the 29th round of Serie “A”. Success was the first in the history of Southerners in Tuscany once in six previous attempts had lost twice and drawing four times. Furthermore, led by Lorenzo Insinie and Dries Mertens, visitors recorded for the first in its history, the fifth consecutive success away from the “San Paolo” in Calcio.
It goalscorers team scored three goals. Neapolitan was accurate twice and Belgian scored his 20th goal of the season from a free kick, before that at 0:0 missed a penalty. Napoli had a lead of three goals on the break but the second half the hosts got two goals by Omar El Khadduri (70) and Massimo Macaroni (82 penalty). Interestingly, it was the first match number 100 in the Italian elite, while veteran hit № 100 for the club.
Before full stands of “Carlo Castellani” Neapolitans went very strongly. Already in the 6th minute they were awarded a penalty after a foul against Andrea Costa Mertens. The latter stood behind the ball, but shot poorly and Lukasz Skorupski save. It was the first missed penalty in the Belgian Series “A” after six successful attempts, while the Pole saved his third penalty this season as a leader among his colleagues on this indicator.
Pressure guests continue, and in the 19th minute Insinie advantage of a bad tip the ball in the box and no problem giving advance his team. Five minutes later, Mertens after a great free kick doubled. He scored his 20th goal of the season in the league with a perfect performance from 25 meters. The goal was his 12th away from Naples, as only Edison Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain has scored more away from their stadium among the top five leagues this season.
Good work by the visitors continued and in the 38th minute and fell third goal in Empoli. Again was accurate Insinie who was sinless from the penalty spot. The offense was committed against Jose Kayehon. The national player of Italy even scored his 12th goal, and tied the record from last year. Only then Mame Thiam tried reflex Pepe Reina.
In the second half the visitors failed to score a fourth goal, then positions were at their door. Thus, in the 70th minute former player of the team El Khadduri scored his first goal of the season, as was accurate free kick. Goal reassured toskantsite who reached awarded a penalty after 82 minutes. Reserve Massimo Macaroni was sinless and returned to the intrigue. The remaining minutes, Empoli experience, but although missed the best opportunity for a sensational 3:3 in the 89th minute. Striker shoot out of a few meters. The loss was even sixth for the hosts, who remained in 17th place with 22 points.
Napoli was there already 63 points, but AS Roma (62) has a game in hand.
Conte: We need eight victories and we are champions
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke very cautiously about winning the title in the Premier League. Today Londoners visit of Stoke City and Ancelotti believes that in the remaining 11 games his players need at least 8 wins.
“Now I think we need another 24 points to win the title. For us it is important to play a match to match without looking at what we have left. It is important to focus on the upcoming meeting with Stoke City to be most concentrated. we must be careful in every game if we want to achieve our big goal. I am happy to be at Chelsea, “said Antonio Conte.
Zidane after the draw: Such great moments live
The coach of Real Madrid‘s Zinedine Zidane did not hide his excitement at the fact that he would confront his mentor until recently Carlo Ancelotti in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Led by Ancelotti Bayern Munich will compete with “Royal Club” in titanic clash in the tournament the rich.
“It is true that confronts Ancelotti will be special. I learned a lot from him. He is a coach who did many great things in this club and is a great person. I was lucky enough to know him better. I am glad that we will stand against each other, because you’ll get a great game.
For this I live for such moments. When I was a player in this kind of games I used to play most. There are a lot of respect between managers. We are glad that face against a big club like Bayern.
There are no easy matches. We know that we can expect a really tough opponent. It is fallen to us and there is nothing to do about it.
They also will not be afraid. They have a very strong team and are doing very well. You’ll get a great game for the fans and the world of football. Anything can happen, “said Zizu.
Fight in United! Jose grabbed the neck coach!
In the extremely unpleasant incident mess the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and one of the coaches of the “Red Devils” before key clash of the Europa League against Russian Rostov.
Mourinho and fitness coach Carlos Lalit have brawled before yesterday’s training team based in Carrington. They had to be parting scout team Formoshino Ricardo, who was also on the training ground at this time.
It is still not clear what was the reason for the scandal between Mourinho and Lally, who runs one of the closest of the Portuguese for a long time. Venezuelan working with the Special still in Chelsea and Real Madrid.
After the quarrel, Lalita immediately left the base, while Mourinho continued with the arrangement of cones for the first occupation of the team.
Tonight Manchester United meet in Rostov Eighth-match rematch of the Europa League, after the first match in Russia the result is 1:1.
Before MONACO – MAN CITY
Are we facing a new goal show?
Manchester City and Monaco played a very spectacular game in the first second round of the Champions League, in which “citizens” made reversal of 2: 3 to 5: 3. Today we have all the prerequisites to expect that again we will see many goals. “Monegasks” are the most effective team in the championships of the Top 5 in Europe and certainly are able to benefit from not so stable game City on defense. The team of Dzhosep Guardiola, however, also has a huge offensive power and proved it in the last 20 minutes of ‘Etihad Stadium’.
The aim is to Monaco to reach the quarterfinals in the tournament for the second time in three years. In 2015 the French team overcame another phase in the quarterfinal defeated rival England – Arsenal. City does semifinal game last season, but was eliminated by eventual winners Real Madrid. In his coaching career Dzhosep Guardiola never eliminated in the second round, having earned a total of 7 eliminations.
The big problem for Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim is absence of Kamil Glik. Polish defender is suspended and his place to Andrea Raji’s central defense will take Zhemerson. It is possible to stay on the bench Joao Moutinho, a midfield start Fabinyo and Tiemue Bakayoko. Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lyomar will operate on either flank, and the attack will be led by Radamel Falcao and teenager Killian Mbape.
The composition Manchester City will surely miss Gabriel Zhezus and Ilkay Gundogan and captain Vincent Kompany to last will is questionable. Guardiola is possible to stop the little defanzvina tactics and let Kevin De Bruyne in reserves, and as internal midfielders to play Fernandinho and Yaya Toure. In previous positions will count on Sergio Aguero. Behind the Argentine will act Leroy Sanne, David Silva and Raheem Sterling.
* The game of ‘Etihad Stadium’ was the first between the two teams in European tournaments
* Monaco has 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses against opponents from England
* As host balance “monegaskite” against English teams is 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses
* City only once has performed in France in UEFA – 2: 2 against PSG last year
* The balance of “citizens” against French teams is 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses
Leicester wants to re-wows Europe
The English champions Leicester will try again amazed Football Europe by dropping Spanish giants Sevilla quarter-finals of the Champions League. Both teams go against each other on “King Power Stadium” at 19:45 in the match, a rematch of the eighth-finals of the tournament. “Foxes” lost the first match by 1:2, but the goal away from home gives them enough hope that they could turn things in their favor.
Sevilla, however, is extremely dangerous rival. The Spanish team has vast experience in UEFA unlike Lester, who for the first time in history comes to the big stage. Sevillians are actual winner of the trophy in the Europa League, which won a total of 5 times in its history. The team can boast such strong performances in the tournament of champions, but there are enough impressive performances with a quarter-final and three eighth-final so far.
In Leicester a bit surprising made the decision to part with the most successful coach in its history – Claudio Ranieri as his place was placed Craig Shakespeare. Under the guidance of new coach “foxes” as if side woke up and will be hoping to continue their good games tonight.
The hosts can not count in this match injured Nampalis Mendi and Mola Vag. All other players, however, are online and will be available Shakespeare’s meeting tonight.
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli to rest some of his key players in the match against Leganes Primera Liga and hopes his team so be fresh for the clash tonight. He can only use permanently injured Benoit Tremulinas and Michael Krohn-Deli while everyone else is healthy and available.
Emery shouted his: I’ve played only in the Segunda, but I have more experience than you
The French newspaper “Lequipe.fr” reveals interesting details of the preparation of Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg against Barcelona on eighth-finals of the Champions League. Stolichani had won the first meeting with 4: 0, but dropped out after 1: 6 in Catalonia.
Immediately after the success in Paris coach Unai Emery hurried enthusiasm as stated following his players. “Once we were able to impose a 4:0, and then Barcelona can do it in the defendant match.” For this reason, during training he wanted from his players prepare to defend a single block of at least 30-35 meters from his goal line to prevent the Spaniards in close proximity to the door.
An important task and was the only striker Edinson Cavani. Emery required him to stand very close to Marco Verratti and Matyuidi shine in midfield and when during the sessions Uruguayan instinctively exported ahead, the coach shouted, “Back, back.”
In debriefing before the first whistle of “Camp Nou” who inspired the specialist chosen with “Show the result of the first match is no coincidence. We can become the strongest team in Europe.”
However not demonstrated in the first half, then PSG already lost 0:2. Vacation, visibly frustrated by the developments and the play of his players, Emery them spanked with “Listen to me! Although his career as a player I have played only in the Segunda Liga, I have more experience than you. So listen to me!”.
Unai Emery’s adolescent Real Sociedad, but there are only five games for the Basques in La Liga. Then play in the Second Division Toledo Racing Ferrol, Leganes and Lorca.
Pep not underestimate the FA Cup and Manchester City will play “Wembley”
Manchester City qualified for the semifinals in the race for the FA Cup for the first time since
2013. This happened after the “Citizens” won 2:0 Middlesbrough on “Riverside”. David Silva (3
‘) and Sergio Aguero (67’) materialized better game of guests who could defeat and with more
expressive result, but Brad Guzan into account a series of good interventions, and once and save
Aitor Karanka had made four changes to his team. Brad Guzan, Antonio Barragan, Bernardo Espinosa
and Christian Stuani started for Boro. Dzhosep Guardiola bet on the strong side, although during
the week “citizens” have an important visit to Monaco in the Champions League. Claudio Bravo,
Pablo Zabaleta, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and David Silva, who missed the goalless draw with
Stoke City, returned among holders.
The match started very badly for the hosts, who are still in the third minute trailing on the
score. Yaya Toure found Zabaleta on the right flank and the Argentine aerial managed to get a in
the box. There Stirling missed the ball, but it came to David Silva, who opened the scoring
Gradually Boro began to attack more boldly and 22 minutes Zabaleta cleared off the line after a
To break both teams missed on another clean chance. Sanne missed double, but Stuani struck a
header but straight at Claudio Bravo.
At the beginning of the second half David Silva squandered a great opportunity, and in the 51st
minute Aguero shot hit the post. Guests imposed pressure in search of a second goal. Zabaleta
failed to take advantage of another opportunity after the shot wide of the goal. Brad Guzan did
twice saved his door after shots of Sanne and Silva. In the 67th minute logical happen
“citizens” came to the second goal. Sanne centered very well left and Aguero rose by several
meters – 0:2.
Ten minutes later the hosts were very close to being cut after Fabio shoots with a header from a
few meters, but the Stones cleared off the line.
Napoli – Real Madrid
Ramos for the umpteenth time out Real Madrid, this time from “boiling” Naples
The champion of Europe, Real Madrid continues the defense of her crown after the side Napoli to eighth-finals in the Champions League. Tonight the guys from “Santiago Bernabeu” won 3:1 after the visit of boots and a total score of 6:2 continue forward. Dries Mertens gave hopes of his team with goal in the 24th minute. Savior of “los blankos” again was named Sergio Ramos. The defender scored with a header in the 52 th and 57 th minute and eliminates the intrigue in the bout, although official statistics reported performance as an own goal by Dries Mertens. In the 91 th scored and Alvaro Morata. Madrid continued its record and already 46 games invariably mark.
Zinedine Zidane bet on tested their fighters, led by the trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. Pepe took the place of injured Raphael Varane. Maurizio Sari sort in their 4-3-3, relying on the forefront of folding Jose Kayehon, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insinie.
The players of Napoli started very self-driven, inspired by their typhoid, who created the magical atmosphere of “San Paolo”. The Italian team moved boldly forward and barely gave the ball to his rival in the first quarter of an hour. In the second minute Insinie stalking error in the box, but the little corner him from angry Keylor Navas. In the next attack Neapolitan Marek Hamsik missed the ball on the penalty hooked left. In the fifth side referee raised many controversial offside Dries Mertens.
In the eighth Hamshik treacherously shot diagonally from 19 meters – Navas had not taken a good position, but was lucky that the ball came out. Guests of the Pyrenees built the first interesting action in the 11th minute: Bale cross from the right, but Cristiano and Benzema faced a second chance. It turned out that both were offside. In the 14th Insinie not hesitated from shooting from 23 meters, the ball thumped to the keeper, who risked and tipped over for a corner.
In the 15th Bale cross from the right to the rainbow, where Toni Kroos attractive from shooting in the air, finding the hands of Pepe Reina. In the 18th casemiro cast a long ball towards Bale, the Welshman tame elegant, but opted to shoot rather than to assist uncovered penalty Benzema. In the 24th stronger game the home team hit brought. Hamshik find corridor between Pepe and Dani Carvajal, putting Mertens a dream position. Belgian striker coolly from shooting power with a diagonal of about five meters punishing Navas – 1:0.
The answer to “moose merenges” was swift: Cristiano was launched into the box, technically overcame Reina and Diawara but eventually a comfortable position placed the ball at the near post. In the 37th they built the home attack right, thanks to ricochet the ball came to Mertens, who from shooting low on the diagonal and hit the bar. Two minutes later the boys Sari staged attack in the middle with just two passes. Hamshik get the ball frontal keeper, but considers that it would be caught and from shooting from 24 meters sends the ball wide of the left assembly of Navas, who was prepared. In the 41 th defense of the Spaniards again crack and Hamshik shoot instantly, albeit from an acute angle – Navas careful and wineries. Overall the “blue” deservedly went on vacation goal lead given their inspired play and most scoring opportunities.
Madrid started more active second half. In the 47th minute Benzema from shooting from 20 meters sends the ball into the side netting. In the 51st Hamshik mistake in placing the ball and allow dangerous counter that ended with clear Hishay corner. After cross Kroos Ramos jumped on the first beam and turned on the diagonal, punishing Reina and raising “moose blankos” leg – 1:1. Five minutes later No. 4 repeated the exercise, this time Kroos sent from the other flag, Ramos shot in the head, and Mertens had misfortune to deflect also head to confuse Reina – 1:2. Statistics UEFA considered that this is an own goal.
In the 66th Kayehon cross from the right step and not reaching Mertens to detect closely. In the 72nd Cristiano was up against Pepe Reina, but the Spanish guard very well closed corner and then pushed Ronaldo from outside the box and Kicking. In the 78th Cristiano did not find an opening to shoot, then reserve Alvaro Morata was blocked. In the 83rd Carvajal took advantage of scattered playing Coulibaly, burst into the penalty area and shot – over the bar. Three minutes Mertens asked for a penalty after a skirmish with Lucas Vazquez. Cuneyt Cakir judge determines that there is none. In stoppage time of the meeting morality shape the final outcome once had taken the right position to complete the network after killing Reina – 1:3.
So Real Madrid continued their pursuit of trophy number 12 in Champions League. “Los blankos” strive to become the first team to defend the award after the introduction of the new format.
Lyon saved from loss under rain in Bordeaux
Lyon escape the loss on the visit of Bordeaux in the match of the 28th round of the French League 1. The home side opened a “Matmut-Atlantic” in the 16th minute with a goal by Valentia Wada after an assist Francois dagger, as noted by the goal apparent ambush.
In the 28th minute Memphis Depay missed by pure position to equalize but negative for “kids” result continue until the 79th minute, despite their superiority on the pitch. Then entered as a substitute Mathieu Valbuena found a good Emanyuer mom, who scored from close range with a header final 1: 1.
So Lyon stayed on the 4th place with 47 points, while Bordeaux has 43, which he assigns to the fifth position.
Real Madrid drew infarcted point with a man less, no longer leader
The teams Real Madrid and Las Palmas made a spectacular 3:3 in breathtaking thriller from mid 25th round of Primera. The team of Zinedine Zidane catch of 1:3 with goals in the 87th and 89th minutes. Almost a half “white” played a man down after a red card to Gareth Bale. After rounds of La Liga has a new leader in the face of Barcelona. Real Madrid stays with point less, but with a game less. Today’s match will be remembered with the controversial decision of the arbitrator Fernandez Borbalan.
Alvaro Morata opened in the eighth minute and Tana Dominguez equalized in the tenth. In the 47th Bale got a red card, and a little later, Jonathan Viera (56 – penalty) and Kevin-Prince Boateng (59) vtreshtiha 63,789 spectators at the “Santiago Bernabeu”. The powerful pressure to “moose merenges” brought two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo at the end (87 – penalty and 89).
Isko and Alvaro Morata got a chance in the starting lineup, replacing Luka Modric and Karim Benzema. Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo had to operate on both wings. Quique remember chosen scheme with Kevin-Prince Boateng in attack, supported by Jonathan Viera, Tana Dominguez and Jese.
The meeting of the “Santiago Bernabeu” started at furious pace. In the eighth minute Isko slipped on the edge of the ambush and alone with the keeper elegantly turned down to low beam – 1:0. According to the judgment analyst Marca Andujar Oliver has a thin offside and the goal is irregular. Two minutes later, Canary team reacts peremptory manner. Tana turned to abandon Sergio Ramos, followed bombastic shot from 15 meters into the top near corner goal in the net of Keylor Navas – 1:1.
Almost as soon as the ball was again center network of Javi Varas, but raised flag for offside. Alvaro Morata came in very questionable position and the goal was not respected. In the 12th minute Isko free in the box and look for a pass, but did not find anyone. Guests of “Gran Canaria” playing with confidence and often attacking speed. Thus, in the 15th minute Jese get the ball in the box, but beats get ricochet.
In the 29th Bale came on the right and passed to Ronaldo, whose shot was not accurate and ended up corner. A minute later, the “yellow” missed a great opportunity. Hesse advanced speed and deliver excellent ball to Boateng, who rushed to the beats and failures wonderful share. In the 31st side referee raised his controversial offside Cristiano Ronaldo. A minute later again become hot before Keylor Navas. After the ball a second beam Costa Rican guard managed to save after a low shot from ten meters. When next visiting attack Hesse attempted attack without preparation and found the back of Dani Carvajal. At the end of the first half Cristiano centered low on morale, but at the last moment Lemos stretched leg and wineries.
The second part began horribly for madridistite. After 47 minutes Gareth Bale was sent off. The Welshman fouled Vieira yellow card. Then followed a quarrel between two and number 11 dropped the nerves, knocking his rival in front of the referee Fernandez Borbalan that seconds after the yellow card out and a straight red.
In the 54th minute the visitors got a penalty. Sergio Ramos game with his hands in the penalty area, although in this case they did not increase the volume of his body. The Umpire analyst Marca determined penalty as fair. Experience the master to show that the ball hit him in the head fails and the referee pointed to the spot. Vieira faced the execution and had huge luck to score. He fired in the middle of the door Navas kicked the ball with his foot, but it still went into the net – 1:2.
In the 58th Jese complete consecutive strong counter to kick parried by the keeper. Only a minute later ‘los blankos “were punished for their massive export up front. The ball was kicked forward, Boateng left behind the center, past Marcelo then overtook goalkeeper Navas, who went undeciphered. Former Milan player knocked the ball past the keeper and then easily put it into the empty door 1:3.
The hosts did not threw in the towel and responded with a shot that hit the post. Sergio Ramos put his foot by seven meters, but no luck and shook the bar. In the 70th referee sliced ??Real after override regular goal of morality. The linesman raised his offside Cristiano but there was none. Mourinho handed to his Spanish colleague who headed behind the line, but after the umpires’ signal.
In the 72 th David Garcia is included in the box, but did not find Mateo Garcia, who only had to knock into the empty goal. In the 74th Reserve Karim Benzema put the ball over the crossbar after an excellent pass by Lucas Vazquez right. The Frenchman hit the ball hard from the point penalty – inaccurately. Two minutes later, Vasquez from shooting – Varas was in the right place. In the 80th opens next opportunity to Hesse, who rely on the power and found the body of Navas. In the 83rd ball again he refused to enter after pounding Benzema and Ronaldo.
In the 85th minute Ronaldo cross from the right and the ball bounced off the hands of Danny Kasteyano – penalty. Cristiano execute it in categorical and unequivocal way – 2:3. The pressure of the citizens of the capital boost, while rival visibly embarrassed. In the 89th minute after a corner Cristiano he first beam and despite the experience of Varas to tip the ball went into the net – 3:3. “Bernabeu” believed could lead to a monstrous twist, but it was not enough time. In the remaining minutes of Las Palmas ball away from his neck and preserve the draw.
So Real Madrid gave top, but still has a game in Barcelona. Canary team does prkasna series of four consecutive losses and venture into the middle of the pack.
Leicester reborn in his first game after age “Ranieri” crush Liverpool
The champion of England Leicester achieved an impressive victory in his first match after the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri. “Foxes” beat Liverpool and success with 3:1 brought them above the relegation line and snapped their five-game losing streak without a goal scored. Jamie Vardi twice and Daniel Drinkwater punished disoriented defensive play Liverpool and Philippe Coutinho scored the goal of honor for the team of Jurgen Klopp, who finally dropped out of the race for the title.
Under the guidance of caretaker coach Craig Shakespeare Leicester played perhaps its strongest game of the season in the Premier League and climbed three positions to 15th. At the opposite pole was the presentation of Liverpool who once again failed against rival from the bottom half of the table. Liverpool stayed fifth in the standings, now just one point ahead of Manchester United.
The composition of Leicester was a change from the visit of Sevilla in the first eighth-final in the Champions League – Shinji Okazaki started up front to Jamie Vardi, and the bench was Ahmed Musa.
Jurgen Klopp let the midfield Emre Zhang replace captain Jordan Henderson, who was injured. Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge also left out of the squad of Liverpool. Croatia has not yet recovered after a knee injury and was zameneb by Lucas Leiva and Sturridge spent a virus and is not in optimum condition.
The first interesting situation was in front of visitors, but Simon Mignolet saved headers of Okazaki. With 11 minutes Lala and Manet unfolded technically, followed kick to Roberto Firmin, who would surely knock the ball, but sliding the experienced Wes Morgan averted.
Leicester definitely showed a lot of desire and the middle score began to find gaps in the defense of Liverpool. Minyole deal with anemic shot Vardi, but in the 28th minute star of “foxes” were ruthless. He received a nice pass from Mark Olbraytan progressed with solid blow to the nearest stroke realized first goal for the champions in the Premier League for 2017. Waiting to hit stopped after just 638 minutes.
Was interesting and other statistics: each of the last four goals against Leicester Liverpool was made by Vardi. In the 39th minute the hosts again delighted fans of “King Power Stadium.” Poor weaned ball fell at the feet of Danny Drinkwater and he brutally shot thrust it in the net guarded by Minyole. Now “foxes” looked like the team that won the title last season.
Leicester did the double against Liverpool in the distant 1972, but it was obvious that the end of this negative series is near. In the 54th minute Kasper Schmeichel saved shot Koutinyo, and in the 58th Manet technically free, but the shot was blocked by Robert Huth. After just an hour of play the home naesoha third and decisive blow. Riyadh Mareza well with Christian Fuchs, the Austrian sent to Vardi, and he rose to head 3:0.
Klopp seek change with the inclusion of Alberto Moreno and Divock Origi. Relatively quickly “red” returned one shot thanks to Koutinyo. The Brazilian was left behind in protecting Leicester after a pass from Emre Zhang did not leave chances of Schmeichel. But not see how guests can avoid defeat.
In the 79th minute Mareza demonstrate the technique in the box and handed to Drinkwater, but this time his shot was just wide. By the end game being played and the fans of “foxes” enjoyed only the sixth victory of their pets during the season. Liverpool‘s fifth loss and their last 7 games Klopp’s team has only one success.
Real Madrid – Villarreal
The team of Real Madrid recorded a dramatic victory 3:2 in his visit to Villarreal from the 24th round of La Liga. Boys Zinedine Zidane played a weak first half of “El Madrigal” and in the second 45 minutes the spectators witnessed a real goleada. Five hits dropped by first home team took a 2:0, and then “white” rushed to turn the result in their favor.
Controversy had about decided in favor of Real Madrid a penalty, after which came an equalizer for 2:2.
For Real Madrid were accurate Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo (a penalty) and Alvaro Morata. Hit a home realized Manuel Trigeros and Cedric Bakambu.
The first half passed relatively equal and situations are revealed and the two doors. Players in “Yellow Submarine” came to the first major attack in the game. In the 11th minute Mario Gaspar get a good pass into the penalty box and fired a shot, but Keylor Navas was able to reflect.
Guests staged a good effort in the 25th minute. Karim Benzema fired head, but Sergio Anseho showed good reflexes and reflect. Shortly afterwards Villarreal had a great opportunity. Kastiyeho struck the front door of the goal area, but he fired just over the crossbar.
In the 35th minute the hosts had to make goalkeeping change. Anseho was injured and his place was taken by Andres Fernandez.
Villarreal started whirling the second half and only within a few minutes the hosts shocked “kings.” From the 50th to the 56th minute of Villarreal players reached the two goals. Adrian centered from just outside the box, but Kastiyeho who was waiting at the left corner of the goal area to head off to Manuel Trigeros. He right-footed scored for 1:0 in the 50th minute.
In the 56th minute the lead of “Yellow Submarine” was doubled. Cedric Bakambu was well removed from Bruno, out of a defender and scored for 2:0.
Cristiano Ronaldo found himself in a good position in the 59th minute. Ronaldo was around point penalty shoot but off the left post. Four-time winner of the “Golden Ball” was the focus of a new dangerous situation in 61 minutes. But her shot went wide. In counter-attack Kastiyeho came close to extending the benefit of the home side, but without success.
Graduates of Zinedine Zidane reduced the gap in the 64th minute. Dani Carvajal cross from the right and Gareth Bale rose above everyone and headed the 1:2.
Real Madrid were given a penalty in the 72nd minute. Toni Kroos shoots from the area in front of the arc of the box, and Bruno Soriano crosses the ball, and tried to master with breasts. But she stopped in his hand and the referee Hill Manzano considers that there are grounds to indicate the spot, despite the protests of the players Villarreal. Stormy passions had on the bench of the home where Roberto Soldado was penalized with a yellow card and coach the team Fran Escribano was sent off.
Cristiano Ronaldo hired with the implementation of the 11-meter penalty kick. Striker decided to concentrate in the lower right corner, and Andres Fernandez was close to being saved but failed – 2:2.
The dramatic minutes of “El Madrigal” continued and boys Zizu made a complete turnaround in the 83rd minute. Ronaldo go left to Marcelo, he and advanced into the penalty box where Alvaro Morata rose to head in a 3:2.
In the last minute of normal time Villareal had a great chance to equalize. Jonathan dos Santos was very close to the goal, but the ball went wide of the right post.
In the standings Real Madrid has a total of 55 points at the top. Villarreal is sixth with 39.
PSG would like to remove Di Maria just before the match with Barca
The management of the Paris Saint-Germain has tried to get rid of one of the most expensive purchases in the early months. According to the authoritative edition “Team” Parisians have tried to sell it in China in early February, days before the game against Barcelona in the Champions League.
And it could be a fatal move for them, because Argentina did a phenomenal match against Barcelona and was the biggest contribution to the defeat with 4:0 and the high probability of continuing to PSG quarterfinals.
The name of the concerned Chinese club not reported, but eventually the two leaderships have not agreed on a transfer fee for the 29-year-old attacking player. Otherwise, his salary would not be a problem for either club’s most populous country.
Parisians paid 63 mln. Euros to sign Di Maria Manchester United and certainly wanted not just to recover that amount, but to go out to win.
Juve march continued without a hitch
The team of Juventus record ninth consecutive victory in all competitions and have confidently way to another title in the series “A”. Tonight “Bianconeri” beat 2:0 Empoli in a meeting of the 26 th round. Own goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski after 52 minutes gave the torintsi and Alex Sandro was the author of the second goal of the game in the 65th minute. So Juve broke the top of the standings with 10 points ahead of second Roma, although “wolves” have yet to play his match of the round against Inter tomorrow night.
The first half passed almost entirely under the dictation of the home side, but players of Empoli defended well and did not give many clear chances of his rival.
Another 5 minutes Juve had their first chance of the match when Mario Mandzukic headed off for Gonzalo Higuain, who shot closely, but the keeper saved on the line. Then in the 10th minute Juan Cuadrado broke free in the box and tried stroke and Mandzukic extended his leg to reach the ball in the net but just short to score.
Empoli organized the first more interesting attack after 22 minutes when Omar El Khadduri advanced and fired a shot just wide.
“Bianconeri” however, continued to seek goals in the 27th minute Mandzukic shoots close with a header to the post. Then in the 36th minute Croat received almost identical kick to the back post, this time meet the ball a volley but again wide. In the 39th minute, and Staffan Sturaro a hard shot that went out the door.
The second half continued in the same way with pressure Juve. In the 48th minute Mandzukic headed off for Higuain, but the Argentine was too weak and at home. A minute later the visitors came to a surprising chance after a mistake in a “Bianconeri” in midfield and Stefano Mauri shot from about 30 meters, forcing Net show class.
This does not bother the hosts and after 52 minutes they finally opened the score. Mandzukic received a cross into the penalty area and fired head as the ball bounced off the crossbar and the back of goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski found himself behind the line.
In the following minutes, “Bianconeri” continued to attack and in the 59th minute again Sturaro try a long shot. In the 65th minute ended and a new goal in Empoli. Alex Sandro was found in the box, he turned and shot in one managed to knock the ball away for 2:0.
In the 70th minute Gonzalo Higuain had another chance to score a free in penal, but shoot very wide of the goal. In the 75th minute they scored yuventintsi extending through Paulo Dybala, which however was not detected correctly for offside. In the 88th minute Diba again tried to score but his shot flew past the post.
Eventually Juventus deservedly added another three points in its assets and now has 66 on top of the standings. Empoli even remains just above the line on 17th place with 22 points.
AC Milan almost done with the first prestigious addition
Milan team has concluded an agreement in principle to attract central defender Matteo Musakio Villarreal, according to Argentine media.
Musakio a national namely Argentina, as has long been rumored to be leaving his current team. 27-year-old for years the leading figure of “Yellow Submarine”, where not intend to divide cheaper.
With the expectation coming Chinese owners in Milan transfer fee of Musakio should not be a problem. According to media reports in Argentina “Milan” they have promised to pay 25 million euros for Musakio, which regulates Villarreal.
Grand Milan definitely needs reinforcement in the center of defense, since there is a shortage of quality players. The only real options that coach Vincenzo Montella has at the moment are Alessio Romagnoli and Gabriel Paletta.
Mourinho furious program FA Cup
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was furious after learning program for meeting with Chelsea in the FA Cup. The big derby of the quarter-final stage of the tournament is scheduled for Monday, March 13, just 72 hours before the eighth-final match of the ‘Reds’ Europa League. He accused the English federation that do not care about the interests of their teams, but said he will not let the boys in the game with Chelsea.
“I’m really surprised by this decision, which comes before us is a certain lot in the Europa League. Nobody knows who will play in which of the two matches we will host. Imagine that you have to play Chelsea on Monday and then have to travel to Greece, Turkey or Russia. Once again, the federation showed that not care about the interests of the clubs. There is no way for Chelsea to go out with boys, as they did from Manchester City last season. I can not do such a thing. We are Manchester United. As manager of this team, I can not afford that. There is no way to belittle and FA Cup. It’s a beautiful race with a long history. You should come with due respect for the tournament and for the fans of the club. I will not play with boys. Maybe I should, but will not do it, “said Mourinho.
“What will happen to players who must igryaat in such a compressed cycle? Maybe I should do some rotations, but some of the players can not get a break. If you happen any injury as the Mhitaryan or Carrick, it would be very uncomfortable, but there is nothing to do, “added the boss.
Otherwise, Manchester United won the second leg against St Etienne (1:0) and with a total score 4:0 secure continuing forward in the Europa League. The coach said expectations for the draw.
Manchester City turned Monaco into a breathtaking performance of “Etihad”
Last year’s semifinalist in the Champions League Manchester City and French Monaco played a game show of “Etihad”, which went through many twists and turns, but ultimately considered the favorite before the match the home team was successful with 5: 3.
The star’s keeper Sergio Aguero to “unclog” with two goals as the visitors scored Radamel Falcao, but it proved Colombian biggest sinner for his team as he missed a penalty at 2: 1 for Monaco at the start of the second half. Rahiym Stirling, John Stones and Leroy Sanne scored for City, but Monaco still on his debut in the Champions League scored 18-year-old Killian Mbape, who has yet to speak.
Guests started higher and sat in the field of City, as played out confidently in front of the penalty area and tried to bother goalkeeper Caballero with distant shots. The first attack of the City came in 4 minutes when Stirling was displayed before Subasic. The guard’s goalkeeper caught the ball and Stirling turned in an ambush.
In the 9th minute Monaco received a cruel blow whose effects will be felt on the second leg after Kamil Glik received a yellow card and will miss defendant match.
A minute later, Killian Mbape demonstrated his great class, overcoming several players in the City and burst into the box, but Fernandinho blocked him. In the first ten minutes it became clear and the tactics chosen by both teams. “Citizens’ left mastery of the ball guests and relying on fast counterattacks.
In the 13th minute “MONACO” were close to opening the score. Bernardo Silva slipped a lovely way of Toure in the middle and managed to bring Falcao in the box, but Sagna managed to want to strike.
In the 18th minute Mbape again shone, making a laughing Otamendi and handed left to Mendi, but his shot in the corner was saved by Caballero. There was another danger to Caballero, but the decisive intervention of Toure prevent Glick to strike with a header after a corner. “Citizens” tried to outsource the ball but were wrong in passing and easily lost possession of her.
After 22 minutes the hosts reached the purest position. Kevin De Bruyne centered on the wing at the goal, but Sergio Aguero missed the ball and so missed the Monaco goal.
After 26 minutes, however Subasic was helpless after the attack close to Stirling. With a major contribution to the goal, however, was Leroy Sanne, who technically January himself in the box after a cross from David Silva.
Monaco react to the goals and organized two attacks, the second was halted by the offside Mbape. After 32 minutes goalkeeper Caballero mistake in placing the ball, she fell in Fabinyo which came deep in the field of City and with perfect centering pass found the oncoming Falcao, who headed equalize.
Two minutes later came the most controversial moment in the game. Sergio Aguero found himself face to face with Subasic, knocked the ball away from goalkeeper Monaco, who knocked him down and although slightly touched the ball, and caught the player.
The referee showed no hesitation yellow card for simulation of Aguero instead desire for a penalty, provoking a violent reaction from the manager Guardiola.
Maxim that football is fair game found its confirmation in the 40th minute. Another error in the defense of City allowed the ball to reach Mbape that powered the shot overcame Caballero and opened the goal account in the Champions League still in their debut match.
The second part began not optimistic about City. “Citizens’ easily lost the ball while French technically act it out. In the 50th minute Mendi charged down the left, look for Falcao, who fell in the box after contact with Otamendi. After a brief consultation with his assistants, the referee called a penalty. The implementation of Colombian disappoint even himself and took Caballero weak punch on the grass. The expected momentum in the game City translate into a gradual attack, which Mendy put a quick end as clear the ball in the center.
In the 56th minute de Broglie perfectly centered in the box, Aguero tried to meet the ball, but it was offside.
Just two minutes later Argentine rejoices. He received the ball from Stirling, burst into the penalty area and shot into the corner. Shot was powerful and guard Daniel Subasic was around the corner and had just caught it, but it went through his hands and into the net.
Fans and players of City even failed to appreciate the first goal of Aguero from seven games when Radamel Falcao again “blow up” the guest sector of “Etihad”. The Colombian has made laughter for First John Stones, izleze to close the door and technically transfer guard Caballero, which amends for a missed penalty.
After 71 minutes City came to the tying goal by Aguero. “Citizens’ filled the corner,” sinner “to goals from Falcao Stones he can play with his head but missed the ball, which fell at the feet of Aguero and Tevez a volley scored his second goal.
Six minutes later the reversal of “Etihad” happened as the scorer records Stones and then executed by Toure corner, jammed ball in the far post.
Error guests on the exportation of the ball in the box City allowed the hosts to organize a swift counterattack. David Silva put Aguero left the door Argentine managed to direct the ball past Subasic, she fell in Sanne, who look to make the score 5: 3. Monaco did not want to give up and continued to harass the defense of the City, and Caballero showed class after shot Falcao in the 84th minute.
So Manchester City snatched success of “Etihad” and Monaco may regret the missed chance to leave as a winner of Britain. “Monegaskite” are not dropping in the knockout phase of the English team in the last four clash with representatives of the island nation, but whether the series they will end remains to be seen after the second leg on March 15 at the “Louis II”.
Before COPENHAGEN – LUDOGORETS
Solbaken change the composition for Ludogorets
Coach Copenhagen chair Solbaken seems to have taken up changes for the meeting rematch with Ludogorets Europa League. The first match at the stadium “Vasil Levski” in Sofia ended 2:1 in favor of the Danes and they will chase at least a draw in the second meeting with the “Eagles”.
The coach needs to find new partners in the middle of the pitch of Uros Matic since Jan Gregush and William Kvist are punished.
Wing Benjamin Verbich does is questionable for the game because they do not convince with its previous performance.
“We have to change the composition and the system on Tuesday. I dropped Benjamin for 10-15 minutes, but he did not do so is questionable. I need to talk to him. He suffered two injuries and did not look good on the field. We’ll see what I will decide. “he said.
France: Berbatov gave Marseille
Serious injury that napadetelyat of Marseille Bafetimbi Gomis received recently opened maybe last chance before Dimitar Berbatov to return once again on the big stage. According to the site sofoot.com however Bulgarian forward refused the offer of sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.
Before I was injured, Gomis was the big leader Marseille this season with his 16 goals in Ligue 1. Because of the trauma resulting from the loss of Nantes, 31-year-old shooter will remain sidelined for at least a month, and during this period the matches are emerging as key for the club from the south of France, which has no real alternative to the ram.
Coach Rudi Garcia can not rely on other important offensive figures like Clinton N’Zhie and Aaron Leia Iseka. So he has assumed sporting director Zubizarreta with the task rummaged market with free agents. He contacted Berbatov, Emmanuel Adebayor and Mamadou Ninag, but all three of them strayed proposals. The option has failed with a return of Didier Drogba of “Velodrome”.
Hertha welcomes Bayern at the most inopportune moment
Champions Bayern (Munich) will try to increase their lead atop the standings of the Bundesliga with victory in his visit to Hertha (Berlin).
After a few mediocre game from the beginning of the year, the team of Carlo Ancelotti gave a real show against Arsenal in the Champions League final and 5: 1 was the smallest, which escaped the “ball”. Hertha claimed places entitling participation in the Europa League, but lost three of their last 4 games. Sofia citizens have very bad balance in the matches against Bayern, and will meet illustrious rivals in a moment of emotional uplift for the Bavarians.
Hertha coach Pal Dardenne will most likely go in midfield Per Shelbred replace Fabian Lustenberger. Norwegian will partner with Niklas Stark, who has recovered from his injury. Salomon Kalou will be preferred on the left flank of the attack before Valentine Shtoker and up front will begin Vedad Ibisevic.
It is possible that the captain of Bayern Philip LAAM not get a break and instead as a right-back Rafinha start. Xabi Alonso could also remain among the reserves at the expense of Joshua Kimi. Arsenal Thomas Muller ended his goal drought and is expected to be holder in Berlin.
– Bayern is a series of 11 consecutive wins against Hertha in all competitions
– Bayern did not allow a single goal in their last 5 games against Hertha
– Hertha won eight of the most recent 9 households in Bundesliga
– Bayern scored at least two goals in nine of their last 11 games against Hertha
– Bayern scored at least twice in each of their last three league visits
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho demonstrated realism after success with 3:0 over St Etienne in the first game of shestnadestinafinalite Europa League. Special did not hide that the “Reds” are satisfied with the turn of events, but added that all are aware that events can quickly change.
We remind that all three goals for the success of the United remarked Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“I’m delighted because in the first half we did not play well, but we led. So I was sure that will improve your performance in the second 45 minutes, “Mourinho began.
“I am aware that the Champions League is a competition in which everyone wants to play, but now compete in the Europa League. We will do whatever it takes to win, “added Mourinho.
“We took a comfortable advance, but everything can change at short notice. Therefore we have to continue to win. We are happy but we know that things can change. However, still fighting four races, “concluded Special.
Dzeko dismantled the “yellow submarine”
The team of AS Roma achieved an impressive victory with 4:0 away to Villarreal in the first match of 1/16 finals of the Europa League and virtually secured participation in the next phase of the competition. In the character of “wolves” has become Edin Dzeko, who nanisa hetrik within 20 minutes in the second half and prejudge the outcome of the clash.
The score was opened by Emerson Palmieri after 32 minutes. After an error in the defense of Spaniards ball reached the Brazilian, who with great long shot left no chance to the home keeper. After the break, Villarreal moved boldly forward in search of leveling, but was scalded in a counterattack. First 65-minute break right of Mohammed Salah brought Dzeko clean position, which elegantly broke free of and could not miss. A little later Juan Zhesus find Bosniak long pass behind the defense and a new powerful shot striker made it 3: 0.
In the 85th minute Radja Nainggolan found Dzeko in the box and Taranto again found a gap to rise to 4: 0 with which to make the second leg in Rome next week protocol. “Yellow Submarine” does it have to hope for a miracle, making up big liability to move forward.
BAYERN M – ARSENAL
Bayern Munich defeated Arsenal 5: 1 “Allianz Arena” and virtually guarantee their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Bayern started the match confidently dominating in possession of the ball and controlled largely what is happening on the pitch. Arsenal played very stowed in defense tried to restrict the free spaces in their half. However in the 11th minute Arjen Robben opened the scoring after a perfect shot from about 25 meters that depart in the transverse door before infused into the net.
The goal further reassure the Bavarians, who are rarely allowed guests to come out of their half. However, “Gunners” have organized several counterattacks and their luck smiled in the 30th minute when a foul on Lewandowski against Kosielni Londoners were given a penalty.
He stood behind the ball Alexis Sanchez, but his initial shot was saved by Neuer. The second supplement, however, the Chilean made no mistake.
By the end of the half Arsenal had several lucrative opportunities to score, but Ozil and Jack were saved by Neuer. For the hosts purest situation gave Lewandowski, but the Pole failed to direct the ball to head out the door.
Goalscorers The home did not have to wait long after the resumption of the game to open his goal account in the game. It happened in the 53rd minute when Philipp Lahm centered perfectly from the right wing. Lewandowski transcend categorically Kosielni head again and put Bayern ahead.
Just three minutes later, Bayern scored the third goal of the match. This time with an assist account of Lewandowski, who gracefully moves to fifth brought Alcantara alone against Ospinya and the Spaniard made no mistake.
Guests were in absolute shock and Bayern attacks followed one after another. 61 minutes Lewandowski shot hit the crossbar, while the addition of Robben Kieran Gibbs got a hand in the corner, but the referee did not see it and no penalty ensued.
In the 63rd minute the powerful pressure of the hosts again gave result. Again was accurate Alcantara, whose shot from just outside the penalty area deflected in Granit Xhaka and looked keeper Arsenal.
After 88 minutes, the appeared as a substitute Thomas Muller with his first touch to make the score 5: 1. Oksleyd-Chamberlain made inadmissible mistake in front of his box and Thiago Alcantara put the German international, who left no chance Ospinya.
So Bayern made the second leg in London protocol and Arsenal are likely to 7th consecutive year will drop to 1/8 finals.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE today 15.02.2017
Soccer particularly class will offer Champions League tonight. Real Madrid meet Napoli and Bayern Munich accepts Arsenal. Both meetings hide a big bet, and expectations are very interesting goals and outcomes.
The Spanish giants defend his trophy and football experts predict that the “white” will play a very offensive in his “Santiago Bernabeu”. Real coach Zinedine Zidane will not count Danilo, and the game is unlikely to be included Gareth Bale. Uesetsat has recovered from his injury, but has not yet entered fully into game rhythm.
A curious point is that the biggest star team Cristiano Ronaldo will score 433 minutes in the tournament the rich. It is unusual for the Portuguese, who surely wants to change the statistics in their favor tonight.
At the same time colleague Zizu – Maurizio Sary – will not be able to rely on Arkadiusz Millikan.
Never until Napoli not reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
In the other match Bayern Munich meet Arsenal. The draw often opposes both teams in recent years, which makes it even more interesting upcoming match. The balance so far is five wins German Grand, two draws and three wins for “ball”.
Carlo Ancelotti will not be able to rely on Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng, who are injured.
Arsene Wenger is expected to leave the bench Olivier Giroud.
FIORENTINA – Udinese
The team of Fiorentina make up part of his fans after 0: 4 from Roma last weekend. In the 24 th round “violet” defeated 3:0 visiting Udinese and temporarily tied on points with 7th Milan.
On “Artemio Franchi” hosts were complete masters of what is happening, so that was a little strange that took the lead right after 41 minutes. Then Federico Bernardeski went up the middle and fired a great shot to the upper right corner. The goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis could not intervene, but the ball hit the crossbar. First he came to Borja Valero, who himself and scored with a shot on the diagonal – 1:0.
At the beginning of the second half Udinese missed a golden chance to equalize. Minute was 48 and when Duvan Zapata put his head and placed the ball under the crossbar. The guard Fiorentina Ciprian Tatarushanu reacted well and tipped over for a corner.
Fiorentina drew with 2:0 in the 62nd minute with luck. Bernardeski took the ball in the center and immediately passed to Borja Valero, who tried through ball for Kuma Babakara. Senegalese striker himself and passed rival after which the ball hard. Ball ricocheted up an opponent and totally mislead Karnezis.
Nine minutes before the home team emerged the victory from the penalty spot. Bernardeski free kick slightly to the left of the door, tried direct fire. Located at the end of the wall Seko Fofana naively raised his hand and deflected the ball, but because was in penal referee called a penalty. Bernardeski bother with it, as the ball hard into the bottom right corner – 3:0.
Thus Fiorentina garnered 40 points in the asset and remains in 8th place. Seventh Milan has the same asset but with a game less. Udinese, in turn, dropped to 12th place with 29 points.
Zidane for James: He is a key player
The coach of Real Madrid‘s Zinedine Zidane praised James Rodriguez and called him a “key player” team. Rodriguez joined on the bench at Real Madrid victory with 3: 1 over Osasuna on Saturday evening in La Liga.
Colombian international has been linked with a move during the winter transfer window.
However, Zidane said he was impressed by the presentation of the 25-year-old James.
“He did well because it is not easy to join the bench in such a match,” said the coach of Real. “He was calm and confident, and helped others. He is a key player on the team, “added Zidane.
Kerzhakov prefers starting place in Zenit to 50 mln. Euros in China
Zenit striker Aleksandr Kerzhakov once again demonstrated their attachment to the club. In an interview Championat he admitted that for him money is not the most important thing and would love to finish his career in grand of St. Petersburg.
“At this stage I do not think if I accepted the offer from China. If I have to choose between starting place in Zenit and 50 mln. Euros per year in China would prefer the former. If Zenit does not rely on me is another matter,” said Kerzhakov .
34-year-old former Russian international has fully recovered from the problems back tomorrow and will travel with the team for the third winter camp, which will be held in Belgium. Pitertsi there will remain only five days.
120 minutes grief for the triumph of Leicester in front of boss.
Leicester needed extra time to reach victory with 3: 1 over Derby County in the only match of the fourth round of the FA Cup, which replayed.
Champions crisis came to the match with Millwall in the fifth round on February 18, in front of its owner Vichay Srivadhanaprabha.
Claudio Ranieri had left some of the stars of the team on the bench and Jamie Vardi had to watch from the sidelines outside the group.
Despite the misery and the need 120 minutes, Leicester reached the first home win of 2017.
After a first half without goals, Andy King opened in the first minute of the second. “Foxes” made an excellent attack, DeMar centered Gray, Mark Olbraytan depart and head to King detect network of two meters.
Abdul Kamara however equalized bit surprising after 61 minutes following a free kick, which deflected and deceived poor Ron-Robert Zieler to infused in his door.
The remaining time never reached Leicester for the victory goal in 90 minutes and ended up innings.
They lifted the reserve Wilfred Ndidi, who just three minutes after entering the game managed to achieve a fantastic shot from a distance. So Leicester lead in the 94th minute and the engine team in the match DeMar Gray finally scored in the 114th minute of the final 3:1.
For the difficult path of Leicester wines he had referee Mike Jones, who passed two penalties in favor of the hosts, and did not see the handball goalkeeper Darby Jonathan Mitchell outside the penalty.