Rennes hosts Toulouse
We are heading to the Roazhon Park in Rennes, where Rennes hosts Toulouse in a game from the 8th round of the French Ligue 1. Let’s have a look at this match in our vip soccer predictions today.
Rennes are 17th in the Ligue 1 standings with 7 points won so far. Their record shows two wins, one draw and four defeats since the beginning of the season. Since their win over Bordeaux, right now Rennes are in a run of three consecutive losses, conceded against Nice, PSG and Amiens SC.
Sabri Lamouchi’s team travelled to Amiens in the previous round, but suffered a 1-2 defeat against the home side. Clement Grenier scored for Rennes in the end of the game, but his goal was not enough for at least a point in the match.
So far, Rennes are not having the best possible start of the season. They are in a very unpleasant run of consecutive defeats, so they really need to step up in the next match and stop this run.
Toulouse are 9th in the Ligue 1 standings after 7 games played, having a record of three wins, two draws, two defeats and 11 points won.
Just like Rennes, though, Toulouse are without a win in their last three matches. They made two draws against Monaco and Angers SCO, and suffered a defeat against Saint-Etienne at home.
Mark Alain Gradel and Jimmy Durmaz scored for Toulouse against Saint-Etienne, but the three goals they conceded were fatal for their ambitions to take at least a point from the game. Now they will have another try at the Roazhon Park.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Ligue 1 clash between Rennes and Toulouse. Whatever you have decided about this one, we wish you good luck.
Hoffenheim hosts Borussia Dortmund
Hoffenheim hosts Borussia Dortmund in a match from the 4th round of the German Bundesliga. These are our vip soccer bets for this clash.
Hoffenheim didn’t start the season in the most convincing way. Hoffe won one of their games so far – against Freiburg, but suffered two defeats against Bayern Munich and Fortuna Dusseldorf. We can say that being a participant in the Champions League, Hoffenheim expected a little bit better start of the new campaign.
In their last match Hoffenheim suffered a 1-2 loss during the visit to the newcomer Fortuna Dusseldorf. Reiss Nelson equalized for Hoffe just four minutes before the end, but two minutes later Dodi Lukebakio from a penalty kick allowed Fortuna to win the game.
Borussia Dortmund on the other hand started better the new campaign. Die Borussen are currently 2nd in the Bundesliga standings with 7 points, being on just 2 points behind the leader Bayern Munich. In their record so far Dortmund have two wins and one draw.
Dortmund started their season with a win against RB Leipzig, which was followed by a draw with Hannover 96. In the last round Die Borussen enjoyed a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Signal-Iduna Park in Frankfurt. Abdou Diallo, Marius Wolf and the new signing Paco Alcacer scored for the home team.
During the week Borussia Dortmund had a game in the Champions League and achieved a 1-0 during the visit to Club Brugge. The only goal in the game was scored by Christian Pulisic just 5 minutes before the end of the game.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Bundesliga game between Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund – two of the German teams who participate in the Champions League this season. It’s going to be a very interesting game.
Napoli welcomes Milan
Napoli welcomes Milan in one of the big derbies of the second round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s take a look at this match in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Napoli’s new manager Carlo Ancelotti started his new adventure in the Serie A with a win. His team beat Lazio with 2-1 in its opener at the Stadio Olimpico last week. Arkadiusz Milik and Lorenzo Insigne scored the winning goals for Napoli, who showed some strenght under the guidance of the great Ancelotti.
Now it’s going to be very interesting, because Carletto will face his former club Milan.
The Rossoneri are still about to play their first game in the league this season. Milan’s first game for the new campaign was postponed because of a tragedy, which happened in Italy. Now Gennaro Gattuso’s boys will have the opportunity to win their first points for the 2018/19 season.
Last season Gattuso was appointed as a caretaker for Milan, but he managed to gain the trust of the board. Now the goal in front of Gattuso and Milan is a return to the European competitions. If it’s possible – return to the Champions League, which Milan is unable to reach in the last few years.
It’s going to be curious to see how Carlo Ancelotti and his former player Gennaro Gattuso will face each other at the bench. Surely Ancelotti has tons of experience, compared to Gattuso, but maybe the young Milan manager has some surprises prepared for his old teacher.
These are our winning soccer predictions for today the Serie A game between Napoli and Milan at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples. Napoli are aiming to win a second consecutive win for the season, while Milan are about to play their first game for the season. Good luck with this one!
Cristiano Ronaldo: I want Champions League with Juventus
Juventus’ new addition, Cristiano Ronaldo, does not hide that his main goal with his coming into the “Old Lady” is winning the Champions League. Ronaldo came to Juventus this summer after 9 years in Real Madrid. With the white monster T-shirt he won 4 trophies in the Champions League in the last 5 seasons.
“I want to win the Champions League with Juventus. With my teammates we will concentrate on this, but without being overwhelmed. We will take a step by step and see if this year or next year or the next one happens … The goal is to win the Championship, the Italian Cup, and of course to do our best in the Champions League “Said Cristiano.
The 33-year-old Portuguese also revealed that his son Cristiano Jr. is very much like him. “He is very struggling. And I was like a child. He does not like to lose. He’ll be like me, I’m 100% sure. I would like to teach him some things but ultimately he will decide what to do and will always have my support. But, of course, I would like him to become a player because he has a passion for it, “Ronaldo said.
Barca’s 15-year-old talents talk to Real Madrid, see what goal scored
Barcelona’s 15-year-old talent – Moriba Kuruma-Eliash, shone with a showdown between a teenage squad of the Catalans and Real Madrid. Barca’s young players defeated their opponent with 5: 0, and Elias realized a hat-trick, with one of his goals really virtuoso. The talent sent the ball into the net with a shot from the center in the first seconds of the second half. He scored another impressive goal with a distant shot, and in another situation he hit the Los Blancos door with a shot farther away.
40-year-old Buffon with a brilliant rescue in the final PSG match
Although 40 years old, Gianluigi Buffon continues to make the highest class salvation. The legendary Italian goalkeeper helped his new team, Paris Saint-Germain, to keep his 100% success from the start of the season in League 1 with a 3-1 win as a guest against Gingham over the weekend. At the start of the second round, when the score was still 0: 0, Buffon demonstrated his great reflex and managed to knock the ball into the crossbar after a shot from a close distance of the hosts.
This happened in the 13th minute, and only 7 minutes later Buffon was helpless after a Nolan Rou shot. In the second half, however, the Parisians turned their score in favor of Neimar (53) and Kilian Mabé (82, 90).
Genk welcomes Brondby
Genk welcomes Brondby in a first leg from the Europa League playoffs. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
Genk reached the playoffs of the competition after eliminating Lech Poznan in the previous round. The Belgian side won both games against Lech – first with 2-0 at home and then with 2-1 in Poznan. Mbwana Samatta and Leandro Trossard from a penalty kick decided everything for Genk at the INEA Stadion in Poznan.
In the Belgian First Division A Genk started their season with three wins and one draw from the first four rounds. Right now they are second in the league standings, being on two points behind the leader Anderlecht. In their last game Genk enjoyed a 3-1 win over Sporting Charleroi, thanks to goals from Jere Uronen and Mbwana Samatta.
Brondby reached the playoffs after two wins over Spartak Subotica in the previous round. The Danish team won the first leg in Subotica with 2-0 and finished the job with a 2-1 win at home. Dominik Kaiser and Kamil Wilczek scored the goals for Brondby in the second leg.
In the Danish Superliga Brondby started in a little bit unconsistent way. After six rounds being played, Brondby are 4th with 10 points and a record of three wins, one draw and two defeats. In their last match they suffered a 0-1 defeat at home against Esbjerg. For Brondby this was a second consecutive loss in the league.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League playoff between Genk and Brondby. We find this game to be incredibly even in terms of quality and experience of the two sides involved. Brondby have the advantage to play the second leg at home, so now Genk will do their best to take some advantage.
AGF – København
AGF hosts København in a match from the 6th round of the Danish Superliga. Let’s see what’s going on with these two teams in our predictions football 1×2 for today.
AGF are unbeaten after the first five rounds of the league. But they also won just one of their five games so far. At this moment, their record shows one win and four draws. AGF enjoyed a win over SønderjyskE, but in the other four games they made draws against Midtjylland, Nordsjælland, Vejle and Randers. AGF are currently 5th in the Superliga standings and they are the only unbeaten team since the start of the season.
In their previous game AGF made a 0-0 draw during the visit to Randers. They have scored just 3 goals since the start of the campaign, but they have also conceded just 2. Right now AGF is the team with the best defense in the Superliga.
Meanwhile København are leading the standings with 12 points won from five games played. After a dissapointing last season in the league, the club from the capital is motivated to return on the top of the division. København kicked off their campaign with a 1-2 loss against Horsens at home, but this was followed by four consecutive wins against Hobro, AaB, OB and Brondby.
In the previous round Stale Solbakken’s boys crushed Brondby at home. Robert Skov, Nikolaj Thomsen and Viktor Fischer scored the three goals for København, while Ante Erceg scored Brondby’s only goal in the match.
These are our our predictions football 1×2 for today the Superliga clash between AGF and København. Clearly København are a slight favourite here, but don’t forget these two facts about AGF – they are the only unbeaten team in the Superliga and they are the team with the best defense in the league so far.
LASK – Besiktas
LASK faces Besiktas in a match from the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League. Let’s take a look at this game in our vip soccer predictions today.
Besiktas are travelling to Austria with an one goal advantage from the first leg. The Turkish side beat LASK with 1-0 at the Vodafone Stadium in Istanbul with the only goal in the game being scored by Ryan Babel. This gives the Black Eagles some important advantage before the second leg, especially with managing to keep a clean sheet at home.
Now LASK have to do their best in order to eliminate the Turkish side. The Austrian team must score at least one goal in the match, but also be careful of not conceding. It won’t be easy against a team with the attacking potential of Besiktas, but at least they will have the support of the fans in Linz.
In the Turkish Super Lig Besiktas started the new season with a difficult 2-1 win over Akhisarspor at home. Pepe and Ryan Babel scored the goals for the winning side. We can’t say that Besiktas really impressed in this game, but at least they managed to get what they wanted – the three points.
In the Austrian Bundesliga LASK started the new campaign with one win, one draw and one loss. They are currently 6th in the league standings. In their last match LASK achieved their first win for the season, beating Admira with 1-0 away from home. The only goal in the game was scored by Markus Wostry in the last few minutes of the clash.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League qualifying game between LASK and Besiktas. The Turkish side have an advantage here after the first match, but don’t be too quick to write LASK off.
Ajax – Standard Liege
Ajax hosts Standard Liege in a second leg from the Champions League’s 3rd qualifying round. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this game at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.
Ajax can be satisfied with the result from the first match in Liege. The game on Belgian soil ended with a 2-2 draw, which favours the Dutch side. Just after 35 minutes of play, Ajax already had an advantage of two goals. Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Dusan Tadic scored for the legendary Dutch team, but Mehdi Carcela and Renaud Emond kept Standard’s hopes alive.
It’s clear that for the Belgian team it would be pretty difficult to progress after the negative result for them in the first leg. Ajax are a very experienced team, which knows how to get the result it needs. In the first match the Dutch side missed a golden opportunity to win, but now they will try to fix their mistake and take what they need from the game.
Let’s have a look at these two teams’ performance in their domestic leagues.
In the Dutch Eredivisie Ajax started their campaign in a dissapointing way – with a draw at home. Erik ten Hag’s boys were unable to beat Heracles at home. The match at the Johan Cruijff Arena ended with a 1-1 draw, with Matthijs de Ligt saving Ajax from a loss just two minutes before the end of the game.
Meanwhile Standard Liege also didn’t start the new season in the First Division A in the best way possible. They managed to win against Gent in the first round, but this win was followed by two consecutive draws against Waasland-Beveren and Cercle Brugge.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the Champions League qualifying game between Ajax and Standard Liege.
Will not move the Wimbledon Finals even England to play for the world title
Men’s Wimbledon Finals will not be rescheduled, even England will fight for the World Cup World Cup 2018 in Russia shortly thereafter. This was firmly confirmed by the director of All England Tennis Club Richard Lewis for the Air Force.
“We have been saying for years that the men’s final kicks off at 16 o’clock (Bulgarian time) and so is every time. All tickets are sold and interest is enormous. There is no plan to change anything around the finish. Of course, we are very excited about England’s presentation of the World Cup, here too, the atmosphere was greatly elevated after the victory over Sweden. We have not heard of anyone complaining about the fact that the final can overlap with tennis. We have free Wi-Fi and whoever wants, can watch quietly on the platforms on a tablet or phone, “said Lewis.
The Wimbledon Men’s Final is from 16:00 on Sunday, and the World Championship final starts at 18th.
PSG pulls 270 million euros for Coutinho on the table
The management of Money Saint-Germain is ready to set a new world record for the most expensive transfer, says Mundo Deportivo. The French club wants Philippe Coutinho and has prepared an offer to Barcelona worth 270 million euros. The ransom clause of the Brazilian midfielder amounts to 400 million euros and for the moment it calms the bosses of the Catalonian club.
Coutinho has adapted very well to Camp Nou and for several months he has established himself as a key figure in Ernesto Valverde. The eventual attraction of Philippe may be considered as an attempt to detain Neimar as well as an attempt to replace him.
Great blow to Croatia before the semi-final with England
Croatian national team received a lot of unpleasant news before the extremely important semi-final clash of the World Cup with England on Wednesday at 21:00.
Right-back right-back of our western neighbors, Shime Vursalko, will not be available for the three-lion team due to a knee injury. He was forcibly replaced in the 97th minute of the quarterfinals battle with Russia and will not recover in time for the next match, informs Sun and Mark.
Breeder Zlatko Daliich is likely to move the hero of Homage on the right back, and veteran Vedran Chorluka will play in the center of defense along with Dejan Lovren.
Vrsalko’s absence is a big blow to the Croats because he has played in all games so far and has a total of 39 matches with the national jersey.
Linneker: Thank God that England avoided a match with Japan
Former England striker Gary Linneker shared his impressions of Japan’s performance at the World Cup in Russia.
“Thank God that England avoided meeting with Japan,” the Briton wrote on his Twitter page after the Belgian and Asian victories (3: 2).
As we know, Japan led 2: 0 in the second half, but then allowed a reversal and defeated.
On the 1/8-finals today England will play with Columbia’s team at Spartak stadium in Moscow.
Half of France filed a transfer request to move to Arsenal
French midfielder Steven Nonsi has submitted a transfer request to his current Seville club to move his transfer to Arsenal faster. The midfielder is a serious transfer target for the artillery, and his personal desire is to reunite with the new mentor Unai Emery, with whom they were together with the Andalusians before he took over the PSG. Nozzie has experience in England where he was a Blackburn and Stoke player before moving to the Spanish team. The Frenchman has a ransom clause of £ 35m but Seville is said to be willing to accept a bid of about 22 million. Arsenal has already drawn goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Sokratis Papastatopoulos from Borussia Dortmund, Stephan Liechtenstein from Juventus, and is expected to sign an official contract to sign Lucas Torreira, who is currently in the World Cup in Russia along with Uruguay.
A blow to Russia before the clash with Croatia
Russian midfielder Yuri Girkovski has sore ligamental tendons and missed the quarterfinals from the World Cup 2018 against Croatia, according to Sbornaya’s headquarters. Zirkov was injured in the eighth round against Spain and was replaced on vacation by Vladimir Granat.
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“Preliminary diagnosis of Yuri Girkov is confirmed but will be treated in the coming days, but at this stage we can not determine how long it will be out of the game,” the report said. injuries he has suffered in the match against Spain.
Sweden and Switzerland – who will surpass expectations?
Sweden and Switzerland open today’s program at the 1/8-finals of the World Cup in Russia today at 17 o’clock at the St. Petersburg stadium. Both teams were not put in the bets, but today one of them will break into the top 8 and will continue to dream of something more.
The Swedes show a stable and effective game and without shining specially or attracting attention in the absence of its megastar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Switzerland, on the other hand, started their participation as number 6 in the world rankings. “Crusaders” did not shake the start against Superfavorite Brazil, finishing 1: 1. Then they turned Serbia up to 2: 1, and in their last match they did not give Costa Rica – 2: 2.
The two teams have played fairly often historically – 28 times, but always in controls. Their last meeting dates back to 2002 when they finished 1: 1 in Malmö.
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A big blow for Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic in this match will be the absence of Fabian Shar and Stefan Liechtenstein in the defense who are serving a punishment.
Sweden does not have such problems with the composition of the squad, the only missing being the penned midfielder Sebastian Larsson.
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The team will be ranked in the top 8 for the first time since 1994 when it reached the semifinals and won the small finals against Bulgaria.
The winner between Sweden and Switzerland will face the 1/4-final against England or Colombia that they play later today.
Sweden: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Grankvist, Augustine, Claesson, Svensson, Eckal, Forsberg, Berg, Tivonen.
Switzerland: Sommer, Rodriguez, Akandji, Juru, Lang, Behrami, Jacka, Embola, Gemayli, Shakuri, Gavranovic.
Croatia’s Half will likely leave Real Madrid after World Cup
Croatian national Mateo Kovacic wants to leave Real Madrid to play regularly at the club level. The European champion club midfielder is not satisfied with his status as the “white” and he wants to change the team after the end of the World Cup in Russia.
“I would love to play more in Real Madrid but I know it would be very difficult to be a champion because I arrived too young in the team I understand the situation but it is better for me to play as a champion. I want to get a new opportunity right now, I’m in Madrid for three years but I have not played enough, I do not know the new coach, but we must talk about my future, “Kovacic, 24, told Mark. Croatia has qualified for the World Cup finals in 2018 after defeating Nigeria and Argentina. The last match of Croats in the group stage is against Iceland on 26 June in Rostov.
The goalkeeper of Nigeria entered history and overshadowed the stars of the 2018 World Cup
Nigeria made an important 2-0 victory over Iceland and further tightened the intrigue in Group C at the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Ahmed Musa shined with two hits in the Vikings’ door and now with four goals on his Mondial account the most accomplished Nigerian, but not only he had a historic night to be proud of.
Nigerian guard Francis Uzoho kept his net dry and became the second youngest goalkeeper in history who did not allow a goal in a world championship match. The youngest is the Korean Li Chan-Myong, who became famous for his heroism against Italy at 1966, when he was only 19 years old and 198 days old.
Guardado: We have not achieved anything yet
Mexican national team captain Andres Guardado urged his teammates not to underestimate the upcoming match against the group stage of the 2018 World Cup against South Korea. The Aztec victories defeated World Champion Germany 1: 0 and point to one of the pleasant surprises of the world championship in Russia.
“We still have not achieved anything, we have three very important points won against Germany, but we have not qualified, no more points for success against the Germans, we have to show the same game as the match against Germany,” Guardardo commented.
Mexican team manager Juan Carlos Osorio wants his selections to show a strong game and to give fans of the world the pleasure.
“We should not be thinking about what we did in the previous game, we must be well prepared for a fight against a tough opponent, everyone must be extremely focused and motivated, and our rivals can change their style and formation during the games,” he commented Osorio to the media.
Cancelo getting closer to Juventus
Portuguese defender Joao Cassello is getting closer to a transfer to Juventus, Calciomercato says. The Valencia defender will reinforce the Italian champion, who will have to pay 38 million euros for the player’s rights.
Although Cassello’s last season’s play in Inter, the “Nerazzurri” did not want to pay his redeemed clause of 35m euros. Now the “bianconers” have agreed with Valencia and will hire Cancelo for the sum of 8 million euros. The remaining 30 million Juventus will have to pay by the summer of 2019. The player will receive 3 million euros per season.
Chelsea is preparing the offensive for Juve
Chelsea plans to take Juventus defender Daniele Rougny in line, Italian media say. “The Blues” are still negotiating with Napoli’s leadership on the release of coach Maurizio Sari, who is highly wanted by London owner Roman Abramovich.
If Sari heads Chelsea, he will want to attract Rougini into his squad. The two of them worked together in the team of Empoli, as Sari was the coach who gave the Italian defender a chance to break into professional football.
Chelsea’s leadership has already prepared a 35m-euro bid for Rougini to try to tempt Juventus. The defender has already negotiated his personal conditions with Londoners and is expected to receive 3.5m euros per season.
Liverpool drew a new goalkeeper
Who will keep the Liverpool door next season? All fans of Merseyside are asked about this after the inconclusive appearances of Loris Karius and Simon Mignole last season. Until recently it was believed that Alison from Roma was the favorite for this post, but he seemed to prefer to move to Real Madrid.
That’s why Liverpool liked another goalkeeper in the face of Irving Pavlenka from Werder (Bremen). That’s what the author of Bildt says. The Czech watchman made a good debut season in Germany, and in 38 games he kept his net dry in 10 cases. Only 12 months ago he arrived in Bremen from Slavia (Prague) for just 3 million euros.
Uruguay – Saudi Arabia
Uruguay and Saudi Arabia face each other at the Rostov Arena in a match from Group A of the FIFA World Cup. Uruguay are playing for a qualification for the 1/8-finals, while Saudi Arabia would like to defend their honour after a humilating 0-5 defeat against Russia in the first round. We are going to discuss this game in our vip soccer predictions today.
It’d be a lie to tell that Uruguay’s start at the World Cup was very impressive. Yes – La Celeste enjoyed a 1-0 win over Egypt, but we all expected more from players like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin and the rest of them. Against the Pharaohs Uruguay had to wait until the 89th minute, when the central defender Jose Gimenez scored a winning goal.
It was not Suarez’ and Cavani’s day and we all saw that. When these two players are not at the top of their game, it’s a big problem for the South American team. How you can suggest, these two strikers are the superstars of the team and they have the responsibility to inspire it to win. It didn’t work against Egypt, so it was the central back Jose Gimenez who became the unexpected hero of the day.
Given the fact that Uruguay didn’t play well in the first game, it won’t be surprising if Oscar Tabarez makes some changes in his starting line up. Of course, it’d be a shocker to see Suarez or Cavani benched. It won’t happen. But some other players could sit on the bench, if Tabarez didn’t like what he saw against Egypt.
Let’s not forget that Egypt played in this match without their superstar Mohamed Salah, which makes Uruguay’s uninspiring performance even more of a problem. Oscar Tabarez and his players came to Russia with the ambition to reach the last phases of the competition, just like they did it in 2010. But if they play like this in the next matches, most probably it won’t happen.
Saudi Arabia didn’t have the start they hoped for against the host Russia. In the opening match of the World Cup, the Green Falcons suffered a humilating 0-5 defeat in Moscow. For sure it was not the best day for the Copa America manager Juan Antonio Pizzi as well. The former Spanish international thought that he have prepared his team well, but in reality his players were just outperformed by the Russians in every aspect of the game.
Playing against Saudi Arabia is a great chance for Uruguay to prove that they are better than what we saw from them in the first round. They are playing against one of the weakest teams at the World Cup, so for players like Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani it’s a golden opportunity to shine. After the average performance against Egypt, Suarez and Cavani need some confidence booster in the next game. Against Saudi Arabia this can happen, if the South Americans make some changes in their play and find the right rhythm.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup game from Group A between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. We can conclude that this is a clash between two teams from a different quality. Oscar Tabarez’ boys have a lot to proove after the first game, despite of beating Egypt. They know that a win against Saudi Arabia will mean a qualification for the 1/8-finals. But they’d also want to boost their confidence up. As for Saudi Arabia, the Green Falcons would like to redeem themselves after the 0-5 loss against Russia. But it won’t be easy for them.
Lopetegi: I am very sad
Ylen Lopethegi, who was thrown out of the national team, said a few words that he had heard from journalists at the airport in Krasnodar. At the same time, the new coach Fernando Jero gave a press conference. “I am very sad, but I want to make a great championship and win,” said the future coach of Real Madrid.
“We have a great team to win the cup,” Lopeggi said. He will speak in more detail after returning to Spain.
Philip Djordjevic passed to Chievo
Lazio’s midfielder Philip Djordjevic leaves the team to move to Kyiv, said Verona on his official site.
The 30-year-old Serb becomes a free agent on July 1, and the “flying ass” will not pay a transfer fee for his rights.
In the last season, Djordjevic did not play a single game for Lazio.
Mourinho: England can do well in Russia
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes England can play strong on the World Championship in Russia as there are many young and promising footballers who may not have many matches with the national team but are already trying to play in top-level meetings.
“England has a group of young players who already have experience, and they all play in the most controversial world championship – the Premier League – all of which are part of the best teams and have the experience of playing in the Champions League, which is the highest level of football at all, yes, I think these players can have success, “Mourinho said.
“I do not think any of the outsiders could be a big surprise, but the top teams from South America and Europe will be fighting for the title,” the Portuguese added.
Colombia – Japan
The big favourite for the first place in Group H of the World Cup 2018 Colombia faces Japan in the city of Saransk. Let’s have a look at this clash in our vip soccer bets for today.
Colombia are a team to fear. Four years ago Los Cafeteros reached the 1/4-finals in Brazil, when they lost against the host of the competition after a close fight. Despite of losing this game, Nestor Pekerman’s team made an impression of a quality team, who can beat anyone anytime. One of the team’s stars James Rodriguez even became the topscorer of the tournament.
Now – four years later, Pekerman is still managing this team and he’s ready to inspire his players for another memorable performance. Los Cafeteros finished 4th in the South America region of the qualifiers. They won 27 points and finished with a record of 7 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats. Colombia finished the qualifiers in a pretty bad shape, unable to win neither one of their last four matches. But lucky for them, they already had enough points to qualify for the World Cup. Everyone will be hoping that the team’s form is going to be better in Russia, of course.
Los Cafeteros won two of the five friendly games they played after the end of the qualifiers. The Colombian team enjoyed wins over China and France, made draws against Australia and Egypt and suffered one defeat against South Korea.
Just as always, there are some really good players in the Colombian team. The big star of the squad is Bayern Munich’s midfielder James Rodrigez, who was the World Cup top scorer four years ago. Monaco’s Radamel Falcao is the country’s top scorer of all time, while players like Juan Cuadrado and Davinson Sanchez contribute with a lot of quality as well.
Nestor Pekerman will lead for the second time Colombia at the World Cup. The former manager of Argentina is doing a very solid with this team and the results prove it. If he manages to repeat the performance from 2014, he will become one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Colombian national team.
Japan will be Colombia’s first opponent at the World Cup. Let’s talk about them a little bit, shall we?
For the Samurai this is going to be a sixth consecutive appearance at the World Cup. Their best performance is reaching the 1/8-finals, which happened twice – in 2002 and 2010. Four years ago they were stopped in the group stage, so you can be sure that they will try to do better this time.
Japan signed their tickets for the World Cup by winning Group B of the 3rd round of the qualifiers in Asia. The Samurai outperformed Australia and Saudi Arabia for the first place. Their final record showed 20 points and a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats.
How the Japanese team did in the friendly games after the qualifiers? Akira Nishino’s players suffered three defeats, which was not a good sign before the World Cup. The Asian team lost against Ukraine, Ghana and Switzerland. They also made a draw against Mali. Surely they will hope that their results in Russia will be better.
Let’s say a few words for Akira Nishino as well. The 63-years old coach of Japan is a former international, having played 12 times for the national team. He has some rich experience at club level, managing teams like Nagoya Grampus, Vissel Kobe, Gamba Osaka and Kashiwa Reysol.
These are our vip soccer bets for the World Cup clash between Colombia and Japan.
Portugal – Spain
Portugal faces Spain in a match from Group B of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. This is one of the most interesting games during the first round of the competition. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
Being an European champion, Portugal are travelling to Russia with a lot of confidence. Two years ago Fernando Santos’ team surprised a lot of people by beating France in the final and winning their first major trophy in history. Now Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates will be hungry for more success on even bigger stage than the European Cup.
It’s clear that Portugal and Spain are the two strongest teams in the group, while Iran and Morocco are the complete underdogs. Most likely the two European teams will fight for the first place. This is why this first match in the group is so important for both sides – it can be decisive about what’s going to happen in this group. A win here could mean winning the group as well. And they both know it.
Portugal are participating at a World Cup for a 5th time in their history. Their best result came in 1966, when led by the legendary Eusebio, they won the third place in the competition. Now Portugal have another huge legend – Cristiano Ronaldo, who is once again hungry to show why he’s the best player in the world.
Portugal will try to do better than they did four years ago in Brazil. It was not a good performance for the Portuguese team, which ended its participation in the group stages. Now they want to show that they are better than this, especially after their triumph at the Euro 2016.
For Spain this is an interesting moment. La Roja made some serious changes after the dissapointing performance at the Euro 2016. The legendary Vicente del Bosque left the managerial position, being replaced by Julen Lopetegui. For the new manager this is first big tournament and a chance to show everyone what he can do with the team.
After dissapointing performances in 2014 and 2016, Spain really needs to enjoy a strong tournament and bring back the memories for the glory days between 2008 and 2012. La Roja was almost perfect in the qualifications, beating Italy for the first place in Group G. They won 9 of their 10 matches during the qualifiers, showing that they are once again close to their best levels.
Just how it was expected, the new coach made some changes in the team. Some old faces were replaced by younger and more hungry players, which shall give a positive impact on the team. Right now Spain have a healthy mixture of more experienced and younger players, which shall be good for the team.
Meanwhile Portugal also won their group during the qualifiers. Selecao beat Switzerland for the first place in Group B, thanks to a crucial 2-0 win over the Swiss team in the last round. For most of the time the Portuguese team was second in the standings, but when it mattered the most, they raised their levels and enjoyed a very important win.
This shall be a really great game between two of the best teams in Europe at this moment. These two sides will fight for the first place in the group, so this match between them could be crucial for winning it.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup 2018 game between Portugal and Spain. This is one of the most interesting clashes in the group stage of the competition, so we can’t wait!
Rakitic: If Messi was a tennis player, he would have had 50 Grand Slam titles
Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic made an interesting comment on his Camp Nou coach Lionel Messi. Rakitić said that if the Argentine was a tennis player instead of a footballer, he would have won 50 Grand Slam titles (which is 30 more than the record of the Swiss Roger Federer). Rakitic and Messi will be rivals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as Croatia and Argentina are in Group D at the mid-June championship on the planet.
“As with my other teammates going to the World, I wish him success,” said Goal.com Rakitic. “Of course you are a favorite when you have the best player in the world, nothing that he (Messi) says Argentines are not among the main contenders,” continued the Croatian.
“He may have a title with Argentina, but he has brought many trophies to Barcelona. If Messi played tennis, he would have won 50 Grand Slam titles! But you do not play alone in football, it’s not an individual sport, “Rakitic said.
Bayern want defender of Milan
Milan’s left back Ricardo Rodriguez may return to the Bundesliga. Bayern (Munich) and Borussia (Dortmund) have an interest in it, with the Bavarians having a better chance of attracting him. No formal talks yet, but only meetings with agents. It is believed that Milan would split up with the Swiss national for about 15m euros.
Bayern wants to secure a rival of David Alabas in the left defense zone. So far this role has been played by Juan Bernat, but he is among the players who are expected to leave the Allianz Arena. Originally in Munich they had an idea to buy Jonas Hector, but he re-signed with Cologne, although the “goats” fell into the Second Bundesliga. Rodriguez spent five years in Wolfsburg before joining Milan last summer. With the Rosoners, his performance was unstable and the club tends to sell it at a good offer.
The Swiss national is known for his steady entanglement and is a master of static positions. It will be particularly useful to Bayern if new senior coach Niko Kovacs enforces the 3-4-1-2 scheme in which flank players will play an even more important role.
England has managed Nigeria in its first control before the World Cup
England has begun winning its preparations for the World Cup in Russia. The Three Lions beat Nigeria’s 2: 1 squad in a game played against 70,000 viewers at Wembley in London. Gary Cahill and Harry Kane scored both home hits in the 7th and 39th minutes, and the guests scored Alex Iuby in the 47th minute.
England started off the game, and after 7 minutes a great opportunity wasted as the ball bear in the middle of the box, giving Gary Cahill the chance to focus the ball on the corner.
The hosts then continued to take the initiative and missed several good opportunities. In the 13th minute, Rahim Stirling shot past the door. Then in the 38th minute Sutling again shot dangerously near the beam.
In the 39th minute England materialized its superiority with a second goal. Stirling handed Harry Kane to the penalty area, and he was on the pitch with 2: 0.
At the beginning of the second part, however, Nigeria started better and returned one shot. In the 47th minute, Alex Iubi with a courageous pass taken Odon Igalo to the penalty area, his shot flipped from the bar but Yubobi was most compassionate to get back to the ball and send it to the net.
In the 69th minute, the Superstars had a new good opportunity, as John Obi Michel fired from a distance and Jordan Pickford had to intervene decisively.
With 86 minutes played, Marcus Rashford received a nice pass in the middle right into the middle of the penalty area, but a corner kick shot just wide of the post.
This was the first of two England controls before the World Cup, with Three Lions playing in five days with Costa Rica. For Nigeria, this is a second check after the 1: 1 draw with Congo days ago. The Supers will have another control with the Czech Republic on 6 June.
Milan strengthens Andrea Silva to Monaco
Milan can sell striker Andrea Silva to Monaco, says Corriere della Sera. The 22-year-old Portuguese has failed to shine with the Rosoner team who want to get rid of him after just a year’s stay at San Siro. Interesting with him is also from Wolverhampton, the nasal player prefers to take on Louis II because there will be a chance to play in the Champions League.
Andre Silva was drawn from Porto for 38 million euros last summer, but he only scored 2 goals in 24 matches in the A Series. In the Europa League, the Portuguese proved a little better and had 8 hits in 14 games.
Milan now expects to receive 32 million for his rights from Monaco. There is a chance for both clubs to swap players, as “Rosoners” do not hide their interest in the goalmaker of the Monegasque Radamel Falcoo.
Chelsea refused to pay for Sari
Chelsea’s leadership finally refused to pay Maurizio Sari’s contract to break the contract, and it is now almost certain he will not be at the helm of Londoners. The final deadline for paying the eight million euros set in the Napolee mentor contract expired tonight, but no such sum was transferred to San Paolo’s offices.
Although he was fired by Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti was appointed in his place, under the Italian law, the mentor’s contract remains in force if it is not dissolved by mutual agreement. Now the last option for Sari is to try to break the contract by court, but the process can be long, and Chelsea is not willing to wait.
The latest news is that the “Blues” are already considering other options for a new manager, with Lorran Blanc’s most common name. Londoners can retain their current manager, Antonio Conte, who has a contract for another year.
Shock! Zidane left Real Madrid!
Zinedine Zidane is no longer a coach of Real Madrid. The Frenchman called for an extraordinary press conference to confirm that he was leaving the Royal Club. Earlier in the day, Zizu met with President Florentino Perez, and then the club outlined the meeting with the media. Shortly after 2 pm, the two of them stood together in front of the journalists and announced the news. The main reason the Frenchman has pointed out is the need for change after the big successes in recent years. Zidane had a contract with the club by 2020, after re-signing his contract in January this year.
Zidane took on Real Madrid on January 4, 2016, when he changed to Rafael Benitez. He led the team in 878 days, becoming the most successful coach in the history of the club with 9 won trophies – 3 times in the Champions League – 2016, 2017, 2018, the title of Spain – 2017, the Super Cup of Europe – 2016, 2017, the World Club Championship – 2016, 2017, Supercup of Spain – 2017.
Zidan leads the largest club on the planet in a total of 149 games in all tournaments. Under his leadership, Cristiano Ronaldo and the company won 104 games, with only 16 defeats, and 29 times Real. The Royal Club has 69.80% wins with the French specialist.
Inter is going to Champions league after the infamous thriller of “Olimpico”
Inter team achieved its great goal and will play in the Champions League next season. The Nerazzurri reached the 4th place in Serie A in a very infamous way with a 3: 2 victory over Lazio at Olympiaco. The “Eagles” led twice to the result after Ivan Perisic’s own goal in the 9th and Felipe Anderson’s shot in the 41st minute. Inter, however, did not surrender to the last one and managed to score a goal with Danilo D’Ambroseo in the 29th, Mauro Icardi in the 78th minute and Mathias Vesino in the 81st minute. For the success of the guests helped also the fact that Lazio finished the match in a reduced number after the 80th minute Senad Lulic was expelled from the game. The match was played in front of a record crowd in Lazio for many years, but the hosts’ typhoons were disappointed after the game.
Inter is back after six seasons in the Champions League. Just 2,259 days after dropping out against Olympique Marseille in the eighth finals in 2012, the Milan Grand is again among the best in Europe.
Luciano Spaleti’s team ended the season in fourth place with 72 points, with Lazio remaining, who needed a point to keep the fourth position. “Nerazzurri”, however, are the big winner after having an advantage in the direct fights after 0: 0 of the San Siro.
Lazio bet on goal scorer Ciro Immobile in an attack that was backed by Felipe Anderson in front. Stefan Lulic and Adam Marushic acted on the wings.
Inter took off with Mauro Icardi as the main striker, and he was assisted by the attacking midfielder Ivan Perissic, Rafina and Antonio Candreva.
The atmosphere of Olympiacos was unique, with nearly 69,000 typhoons filling the stands. It was the finals for the ML in the calcio, as the two teams were arguing for the final fourth position.
In the 5th minute, Ikardi delighted in the penalty area and made a faint strike of volley that passed the door.
A minute later, Marusic fired the door of Samir Handanovic, but he did not find the outlines.
In the 7th minute, Ciro Immobile almost acted out in the goal field, where Luis Felipe had a good position but could not find the outline of the door.
In the 9th minute, Sergey Milinkovic-Savic took Adam Marusic to the penalty area, the Montenegrin tried a shot that ricocheted in the head of Ivan Perisic and lied the goalkeeper to get his 1: 0 net.
Inter was quick to answer and in the 15th minute Matthias Vesino fired at land from a distance but right in the hands of Thomas Strachosha.
In the 22nd minute the guests created their best attack so far. It was speedily behind the defense, but his shot was too disappointing and past the door.
In the 25th minute, the “Nerazzurri” made a lot of luck when Milinkovic-Savic’s shot from a foul shot off the beam.
In the 29th minute, Inter reached leveling. One corner kick D’Ambrosio was missed on the far beam, his first head shot was reported by Strachosha, but he added a close look at the addition. The home team claimed a free kick for the keeper, but it was a failure.
In the 41st minute, Lazio set up a quick counter, Senadel Lulic with a good pass between two defenders brought Felipe Anderson to the ball, who calmly sent the ball to the goal for 2: 1.
In the 45th minute, Milinkovic-Savic’s shot went past the door.
In the 52 minute, Luis Felipe found himself pushing him in front of the penalty box but his shot went just wide.
At the 64th minute, Eder shot his head over the door. Two events later moved back to the other door and Felipe Anderson made a dangerous but inaccurate shot.
Inter was ranked in the Champions League after Lazio + 70 drama
At the 71st minute, the referee gave Milinkovic-Savic a penalty shot at one corner from a corner, but then canceled his decision after seeing a repeat of the situation and saw that there was no one.
In the 78th minute, Stefan de Fry cut Maura Icardi into the penalty area and this time Gianluka Rocky was categorical that it was a penalty. Ikardi himself executed the penalty and was correct for 2: 2.
Inter was ranked in the Champions League after Lazio + 70 drama
A minute later, the hosts stayed low after Senado Lulic was eliminated from a second yellow card.
With a man more Inter attacked and Karamos first missed a good opportunity, and in the 81st minute Matthias Vesino scored a 2: 3 head after a corner kick.
Inter was ranked in the Champions League after Lazio + 70 drama
At the end Lazio tried to get to the leveling that would be enough for the hosts, but their efforts did not work. So Inter finished in 4th place with a 72-point asset, as the “Eagles” did, but they are still 5th due to the worse performance in the direct duels. Thus, the “Nerazzurri” will play in the Champions League, and the Romans will be satisfied again with participation in the Europa League.
Simone Indzagi’s team made a great season, but eventually his luck turned his back. “The Eagles” will regret a whole summer that last week they did not win in their visit to Croton (2: 2), which would guarantee them return to the Champions League before the last round.
Messi won Europe’s “Golden Boot” for the fifth time
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi won the “Golden Boot” for Europe’s top scorer for the fifth time in his career. The Argentine finished the season with 34 hits in the Primera Division and so secured the Pipichi trophy.
Messi failed to score in the last season’s Barca season against Real Sociedad (1: 0). He appeared to be the substitute for a free kick and had a good chance of getting one as, but the shot was well blocked by the keeper. However, he finished at the top scorer in Spain and on the continent. The same number of goals scored Benfica Jonas, but he is behind Messi in the league because of the lower odds of the Portuguese Championship.
Argentina’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham Hotspur, who scored 32 and 30 goals in the Premier League season, were also in the list.
Today, Chiar Immobile from Lazio and Mauro Icardi of Inter were the last chance to beat Messi. The two faced each other in the big clash for the 4th place in the A Series. The Argentine was able to score a penalty for his team’s 3-2 win, ending the season with 29 goals, as Immobile has, and they will share the top prize in Italy.
Mesi’s big competitor in recent years, Cristiano Ronaldo, has ended the 26-hurl of the Primera campaign and finished right behind the Argentine in the rankings.
Barcelona sent Iniesta with victory
Barcelona finished the season in the Primera Liga with a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad. This was the last match for the legendary Catalans of André Iniesta, who started as a champion and stayed on the field 82 minutes before leaving the field under the wild applause of Camp Nou fans. The duel was also favored by the Basque legend of the Basques, but only a few minutes later. The only goal in the game was Philippe Coettinho, but he was extremely handsome. The Brazilian scored a diagonal shot in the 57th minute.
Expectedly, Lionel Messi was left out of the starting 11, and Lewis Suarez and Philippe Coettinho were in front of the Los Cules.
For Real in the top position was Vicenza Jose, who had the support of Adnan Janusay, Huangi and Mikel Oijasabal.
Before the start of the meeting Cavi Hernandez awarded Mesi for the best football player in La Liga for the month of April. The hosts were welcomed with a splinter of Real Sociedad’s players.
The guests had the first position in the match. Already in the second minute, Vican Jose received a centering in the pennant and shot his head around the penalty point, but right in the hands of Mark-Andre Terghegen.
In the 7th minute Janusay fired a long shot, which was saved by the goal keeper.
In the 10th minute Iniesta left his first trace of the match as he shot from the limit of the pennant and the ball went dangerously close to the beam.
In the 18th minute Gerard Pique’s shot was saved by the goal keeper.
In the 25th minute, Ivan Rakitic found himself in the back of the penalty box and sent a dangerous shot, but the ball was just wide. Two minutes later, Luis Suarez missed the target.
There were two options for the Basques. In the 30th minute, Mikel Oyasalabab made a bumpy shot, and then Villian José found himself in a good position in the 40th minute, but he missed the goal.
In the 57th minute, Philippe Coutinho loosened the corner to the right, and with a perfect diagonal shot, the goalkeeper made 1: 0.
In the 69th minute the hosts set up a quick counter, Luis Suarez put his shot, but made a very weak and inaccurate stroke.
In the 77th minute, Lionel Messi combined with Luis Suarez with a soft pass in the penalty area but the Argentine shot was saved by the goalie.
In the 85th minute Paco Alcasser advanced on the right, but his shot went just over the bar.
Barcelona eventually congratulated itself on the success and ended the season with 93 points on the top. Real Sociedad remains the 13th with 49 points earned in the campaign.
Elfsborg hosts IFK Goteborg
Elfsborg hosts IFK Goteborg in a match from the 9th round of the Swedish Allsvenskan. Let’s have a look at this clash in our winning soccer predictions.
Elfsborg are currently 14th in the Allsvenskan standings after 8 games played. They have a record of one win, two draws and five losses since the beginning of the season. Their current form is also showing their problems – Elfsborg are without a win in four matches, making two draws against Djurgarden and AIK, and losing against GIF Sundsvall and Hacken. Especially heavy was the defeat against Hacken in the previous round, because Elfsborg were thrashed with 0-5 away from home.
Jimmy Thelin’s team is clearly not in its best shape at the moment, but you can be sure that they will try to improve their performance as soon as possible.
IFK Goteborg are currently 10th in the Allsvenskan standings with 12 points, being on par with the 9th GIF Sundsvall. A win against Elfsborg would allow Goteborg to move up to 6th place, so they have enough motivation to take all of the points here.
Right now Goteborg have a record of four wins and four losses in 8 games played. Alongside Brommapojkarna, they are the only team without a draw in the division at the moment. In their last five games Goteborg won three times and suffered two defeats, including against Norrkoping at home in the previous round. Last season Goteborg finished at 10th place and right now they are 10th in the league. But can they possibly do better in this campaign? For sure, they are going to try.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Allsvenskan match between Elfsborg and IFK Goteborg. Both teams are pretty much inconsistent since the start of the season, so we expect a competitive game here.
Caen hosts PSG
Caen hosts PSG in a match from the last 38th round of the French Ligue 1. Here are our predictions football 1×2 for this clash.
Caen are 17th in La Liga with 37 points won so far. They are 3 points above the 18th Toulouse and the relegation playoff spot and just one point behind Strasbourg and Lille. Right now Caen have a record of 10 wins, 7 draws and 20 defeats. The team’s current form is also not very impressive – two draws and three consecutive losses. For Caen it would be great to finish the season with a positive result, but it’s going to be very hard against the champion PSG.
PSG returned on the top of the Ligue 1. Unai Emery’s team won the title without much of a trouble. Right now the Parisians have 92 points and a record of 29 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. It has been a fine season for PSG in the Ligue 1 – a campaign they have won in a very dominant way.
It’s a little bit surprising that the coach Unai Emery won’t continue at the club. The Spanish manager is going to be replaced by the German Thomas Tuchel. Although his team dominated the Ligue 1, the failure in the Champions League is the reason why PSG don’t want Emery to continue.
In their last five matches in the Ligue 1 PSG are off form – two wins, two draws and a defeat against Rennes in the previous round. It’s true that for PSG it doesn’t matter that much right now, but for sure they would have wanted to finish the season in a better fashion. Now they can do it against Caen away from home.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Ligue 1 game between Caen and PSG.
Mourinho and Conte were reconciled
Conflict between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte is quenched and they both have smiled after the last match between Manchester United and Chelsea. This is what the Red Devils manager said before the final of the England Cup final.
The relationship between the Portuguese and the Italian strained after Chelsea won 4-0 at Stamford Bridge last season. Then Mourinho accused Conte of showing disrespect in expressing his joy of success. During this season the exchange of words continued. Special called his clown “clown” because of the way he behaves around the touchline. In reply, Conte said Mourinho suffered from “old-fashioned slumber,” for apparently forgotten what his behavior was. Then the Portuguese attacked the Chelsea manager for his participation in matches in Italy. That’s why Conte called Mourinho a “little man”.
“It’s okay, it’s okay, I’ve stretched out my hand, it’s stretched out, we’re already bored, and after the Manchester match I invited him to come to my office, we talked, there’s nothing wrong with us,” said Mourinho.
Wolfsburg made a step toward salvation
The Wolfsburg team made a big step towards survival in the first Bundesliga after defeating Hallstatt Kiel in the first match of the entry / stay barracks. The “Wolves” ended in the unenviable 16th place in the elite, while their rivals took third place in the second Bundesliga.
Belgian striker Wild Oregi brought the “wolves” forward in the 13th minute, but midfielder Kingsley Schindler equalized for the storks in the 34th.
The hosts returned their lead to the break through Croatian Josip Bricallo and in the second half Yunus Mali formed the final result in the 56th minute. Thus, Wolfsburg expects a relatively calm return on May 21, Monday at 21:30.
Van Persie: It was the hardest thing against Stoke City
Former striker Arsenal and Manchester United Robin van Persie took a look at his 11 seasons in the Premier League of England before the Sun tabloid. The Dutchman described the matches against Stoke City as one of the hardest in his career, after which the Champions League matches seemed to him like a walk in the park.
“In the stadium of Stoke City, the wind is blowing throughout the game, and on this terrain you must always be ready for a big fight, and you must always leave the normal area.” Football in England is at the highest level. such as Stoke City, Bolton, Swansea or Sheffield United, have seen the Champions League games as a training.
In the Premier League if you have 2-3 free feet to master the ball, you’re lucky. No one gives you space, “said Van Persie, who played in England between 2004 and 2015. Interestingly, Stoke City’s exemplary team dropped out of the Premier League after finishing just 19th this season.
Wenger again recalled how he’d get Ronaldo and Messi for a while
Arsene Wenger gave his last interview as an Arsenal manager. The Frenchman speaks to club TV, recalling some curious moments during his 22-year stay with “gunners.”
One of the interesting topics was for the big stars of world football Wenger attempted to attract to Arsenal, but failed.
“The first one to come to mind is Cristiano Ronaldo, who was here with his mother, and we were very close, when Manchester United came and at that time worked with Carlos Keirosh.” United with Sporting and Ronaldo was extraordinary. they came to us, we were at £ 4.5m and we were still negotiating David Dean met with Jorge Mendes in Paris so we were very close But United offered 12 million that we could not afford.
I met with the parents of Cesc Fabregas. At that time, we were also interested in Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique. Of course, we tried to attract all three, but we failed … because of the agents. Barcelona did not want to lose Messi and did the job to keep him in the club, “Wenger recalls.
Guardiola was chosen for a coach of the season
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Josep Guardiola was expected to be the coach of the Premier League season.
Under his leadership, “citizens” came to the title after winning 32 of 38 games, scored 106 goals and finished with a record 100 points.
The recognition of Guardiola is particularly valuable as it was made by his colleagues united in the English Association of Football Coaches (LMA).
Mancini: I’ll take Italy to the world’s top
Roberto Mancini was presented as the new coach of Italy’s national team in a 45-minute press conference to answer a number of important questions about the future of Italian football and Scuadra Adzura. The specialist was represented by the president of the football federation Roberto Fabrizini, who declared the selection of Mancini as the most suitable for the revival of the national team of Italy.
“I’m really excited. It is not often that you take the Italian national team. Thanks to Michele Uva and Gabrielle Oriali, who made me feel that they wanted me at all costs. It was an easy choice for me. I’m very proud. For the first time, I went to FC Conversano in 1978 when I played with the national team of Italy until 14 years. The best thing about the national team is that you do not have to search and buy players. Even in the toughest moments you can find good Italian footballers, “Mancini began.
The new Italian mentor also talks about the possible return of Mario Balotelli to the national team. The two of them worked together in Inter and Manchester City, with Mancini being the first person to give Balotelli the chance to break into the first team of the Nerazzurri:
“Balotelli? We’ll talk and maybe we’ll call him to the national team. We want to watch it as it was at the European Championship with Prandelli. Pirlo? I talked to Kostaktura and Oriali, and now we have to find out if he is willing to be my assistant. I want to take Italy where it deserves – at the world and European summits, “the experienced coach added.
“There are always 11 players on the pitch. It’s hard to say how we play because I have to get to know some players better. I will adapt my ideas to the players. We have to comply with those players who play a lot and travel all the time. The national coach is obliged to be close to the youth teams. The suitcases up to 21 and 19 will have their own coaches, which I do not want to worry about, “Mancini said.
“It’s important for every footballer to show his dreams. You look at the national TV team for a while, you support it and you dream. Dreams are important, as well as making the most of yourself for the national team. There will be a place for everyone who performs strongly, but we need to build something for the coming years. Age will matter. If “old” like Daniele De Rossi are still the best, then the important matches will be called. I will try to get the best-prepared technical players to play as beautiful as possible, “said Italy’s new coach.
Who will sit on the Europa League?
This evening at 21.45 hours in Lyon will become the new winner of the trophy in the second most powerful European club tournament League Europe. The teams of Olympic Marseille and Atletico Madrid have reached the big game.
The favorites in the clash are the “mats” who have gained a lot of experience in tournament battles in recent years. Rohiblancos triumphed with the trophy in 2010 and 2012, while the last European triumph of the Marseille team was achieved in the distant 1993 when it triumphed in the Champions League. Olympia has two defeats for the UEFA Cup, and in the event of success, he will bring the first European League of France trophy. Atlético’s success will be the third for the club and will just confirm the Spanish dominance in the tournament.
Olimpic coach Rudi Garcia has worried about 26-year-old midfielder Bruno Sar, who has been injured in a championship match but has already been reinstated. The line-up goalkeeper is also Steve Mandande. The French team has difficulty in defending, which is also evident in the match with Gingan, when Marseilles allowed 3 goals in their goal. The trump card of Olympic is the offensive power in the face of Captain Dimitri Pue, Florian Thoen and Valer Germen. The success of Olympic will mean a third quota for France in the Champions League.
Atletico has already secured a seat in the Champions League and winning the trophy will be more of a prestige. Coach Diego Simeone will watch the match from the stands as he is punished for four games. In the days before the match, the Argentine had three questions around the squad. The central defender, Hesse Jimenez, is reunited and will partner with Diego Godin. On the left back, Philippe Lewis is under serious questioning, but there is an alternative in the face of Luca Hernandez. Olympia’s unstable defeat will be harassed by prominent top scorers like Diego Kosta and Antoine Griezmann.
Olympique Marseille: Mandanda, Sar, Rami, Luis Gustavo, Amavi, Sonson, Lopez, Toven, Puey, Ocampos, Germen.
Atletico Madrid: Cloud, Hernandez, Godin, Jimenez, Vrsalko, Koke, Saul, Gabi, Corea, Diego Kosta, Griezmann.
Jurgen Clop: Salah is firmly on the ground
Liverpool manager Jurgen Clop praised Mohamed Salah for standing on the ground during his record season in the Premier League. The 25-year-old Egyptian national scored 32 goals in the campaign. Salah set a new record in England on goals scored after he was 31. Achievement was held by Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The last few weeks have been really hard for him, imagine that everyone tells you how brilliant you are, and not only that, they’re giving you an Oscar, giving you a reward after a reward, and I thought they might give him a reward, “He is still a young boy and I am very pleased with how he is doing,” said Jurgen Clop.
Salah scored 44 goals in 51 games in all of the tournaments this season and will have the chance to score even more when Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 26th in Kiev.
Grande Juve continues to write a story
Football hegemony in Italy Juventus officially won the seventh consecutive Scudetto in Series A. The Turin Grand Final ended 0: 0 on a visit to Roma in the 37th round of Calcio. So the old lady already has 92 unbeatable points in the ranking. The second Napoli remained with 88 points only 90 minutes before the end of season 2017/2018.
At @juventusfc vince settimo Scudetto consecutive: i bianconeri sono i Campioni della #SerieATIM 2017/2018! pic.twitter.com/NKcIIeyUNc
– Serie A TIM (@SerieA_TIM) May 13, 2018
Massimiliano Allegri’s team continues to write history by making a consecutive golden double in Italy. Just a few days ago, the bikonkers won their record 13th Italian Cup after 4: 0 over Milan in Rome, and now at the same stadium they were triumphant with their record 34th Scudetto. Moreover, in the history of Italy, no team has ever done doubles of the Apennines twice, and the stars of Juve have done this for the fourth consecutive year since Alegre was a coach. The specialist was twice as close to a legendary treble, but his team lost the Champions League finals by 2015 from Barcelona (1: 3) and 2017 from Real Madrid (1: 4).
Juventus is a champion after a draw with Roma + 36
For seven years now, Juventus has dominated Botisha, with 29 wins, five draws and just three losses this season, a round before the end. Juventus will finish the season with a minimum of 92 points, which is a record in the Allegro era, after Juve reached the title under his leadership with an asset of 87 points in 2015 and in the last two seasons with an asset of 91 points. However, Antonio Contte’s record of 2013/2014 – 102 points, stayed away.
The title is the fifth in the career of the coach of Livorno, who equaled the achievements of the legends Marcello Lippi (5 with Juve) and Fabio Capello (4 with Milan, 1 with Roma) and only Giovanni Trapatoni (6 with Juve, 1 with Inter), who has seven Series A titles in his coaching career.
Interestingly, Max Alegri won his first Scudetto again at Olympiacos, again against Roma, again after 0: 0, but then led Milan. The five Musketeers of the bianconers who won the last seven titles – Gigi Buffon, Stefan Liechtaler, Andrea Bardzali, Giorgio Cielini and Claudio Marquisio – have also become legends.
More than 60,000 typhoons arrived at Olympiacos to support the “wolves” who, 24 hours before without playing, achieved their great goal. “Jalorossi” officially qualified in the Champions League after the sensational victory of Sassuolo with 2: 1 over Inter in the middle of Giuseppe Meazza. The guests spent a few days in the capital after the Cup’s triumph, only needing a point to get the Italian title in their rich showcase.
Juventus is a champion after a draw with Roma + 36
Sami Kedera injured the warm-up and in his place played Younes Matuiyidi to Miralem Pianic on the 4-2-3-1 schedule. Wojciech Shchsezny shifts Gianluigi Buffon at the door. De Shilio, Barzali, Rougini and Alex Sandro were in defense, while Bernardeski, Dibala and Manjukic acted behind Gonzalo Iguain.
Juventus is a champion after a draw with Roma + 36
Eusebio De Francesco, who received a gift from his former team yesterday, releases Zhou Yussu instead of Costas Manollas in defense. Alliance was also flown by Florentzi, Fazio and Kolarov. De Rossi, Pellegrini and Ningolan were the midfielders, while the trio was Jung, One Jack and Stefan El Shaarawi.
In the first part, the “Jaloros” were more active, but without creating clear situations. Pellegrini fired a little over the door, and Kolarov was away after a foul. Dibala was the most dangerous before the break. Argentine’s goal was canceled due to ambush at the beginning of the second part.
Juventus is a champion after a draw with Roma + 36
In the 68th minute, Raja Ningolang was dispelled for a second yellow card after fouling Dibala. Only five minutes ago the midfielder received his first tactical foul against Alex Sandro.
With a man left, Juve’s experienced and classy team made the ball sit away from the Shcheshny door to reach the final referee’s signal, and afterwards the big party started.
Totally deservedly, Juve was again a champion, although two weeks ago he had 20-30 minutes to “San Siro”, seeing his throne shaking steadily after Napoli’s loss (0: 1) and 1: 2 against Inter , but winning 3: 2 in the last few seconds over the “Nerazzurri” concretes the king of his throne.
Juve has achieved something that has never been done in Italy, and the management is now working to reinforce the eighth title and, in particular, third success in the Champions League, where there is a record seven losses and five of them are in a row.
Juventus is a champion after a draw with Roma + 36
Roma will try to build an even stronger team after playing a semi-final in the Champions League, but mostly to try to take the crown of the bikonkers.
Ancelotti said yes to Napoli
Just a day after Carlo Ancelotti was linked to Napoli’s senior coach, it has now been reported that the experienced expert has accepted President Aurelio de Laurentiés’s offer and will head the Parthians after the season. The former Bayern Munich mentor has held several telephone conversations with the President of the Azzurri, where he discussed his personal conditions.
CalcioNapoli24 goes even further, confirming that Carleto will sign his contract with Napoli in the coming days. Ancelotti was delighted with the club project and hurriedly agreed to take over the team. This certainly means that Paraguayan coach Maurizio Sari will continue his career in another team. The Italian specialist is associated with coaching in Chelsea and Monaco.
Neymar: Madrid or United? I’m already bored
PSG’s grand star Neymar, who yesterday was nominated as the best footballer last season in League 1, said he was already bored with the constant rumors of his transfer during the summer. For months, it has been stubbornly said that the striker will leave Parisians only after a season in the team and will probably pass to Real Madrid. Yesterday, Mirror reported that Manchester United would join the battle for Neymar, with the Reds ready to offer 227m euros for him.
Neymar, however, said he had no intention of talking about a possible transfer because he is currently focusing only on the upcoming World Championship in Russia.
“Madrid or United – Everyone knows what I came here for, the goals I have, my goal now is the World Cup, so it’s not time to talk about transfers, I’m a little bit bored with all these rumors,” said Neymar to Fox Sports .
On Saturday, PSG president Nasser al-Halaiyi confidently said that “2000%” Neymar remained in the club for the next season as well.
Stoichkov is number 2 among the people who hate Real Madrid
Hristo Stoichkov was ranked No. 2 in the top 10 of the people who hate the most Real Madrid. Ranking is on the Spanish online edition of Periodista Digital.
“It is evident from the statements of the Bulgarian that he is more anti-madridist than a Catalanist. Barcelona’s former footballer, apart from his performance on the pitch, is also known for his violent verbal attacks on Real, the newspaper writes.
In fact, Stoichkov is much more moderate in the “white ballet” than only the matches between the two teams. He admitted that the penalty for Real against Juventus in the 94th minute of Santiago Bernabeu was rightly ruled.
First of all, there is a person who is hardly acquainted with Bulgaria. On top of everything, Tai is not from Barcelona, but he is a true fan of Seville. Cristobal Soria is a TV presenter and, according to the media, rules the poll, his biggest dream is to see the fall of Real Madrid.
Then follow people who are also professionally connected with Barcelona. The third is the former president of the Catalans Joan Caspar, and fourth is his colleague Joan Laporta.
Surprisingly, however, central defender Gerard Pique is fifth. After him, mainly because of his latest speeches, is Chilean Arturo Vidal, and the dozen adds Jota Jordi, Gonzalo Miro, José Guardiola and Willie Toledo.
Official: Mourinho’s right hand left Manchester United
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s manager Rui Faria has left Old Trafford after the season, official announcement from the English club.
British media say the 42-year-old Faria is among the candidates to take over Arsenal.
He has worked with Mourinho since 2001, both of whom have won a total of 25 trophies with six different teams. Farya is rightly called the right hand of Mourinho.
“After a long thought, I made the difficult decision that for me now is the best time to go on alone, and I have gained incredible experience with these experiences and I have experienced many unforgettable emotions during these 17 years, and I cordially thank him for the faith in me. has died with my family and is preparing to pursue every new challenge in my life, “said Faria, a 42-year-old.
“17 years. Leieria, Porto, London, Milan, Madrid, London, and Manchester. Training, matches, trips, laughter and tears of happiness. For 17 years he has turned from a young man into a real man. Rui is ready for a successful coaching career. I will miss him as a friend, but his happiness is more important. I respect his decision and know that we will stay together. Be happy, brother, “Mourinho said.
2000% is certain that Neymar remains in PSG
Paris Saint-Germain Nasser al-Helafiffe announced loudly that Neymar’s superstar will remain in the club and next season with “2000-percent security”. However, this did not prevent the Madrid newspaper Marka to conclude in addition to his quote that in fact the PSG leadership is aware that the footballer dreams of Real Madrid.
According to the release, a transfer could not be done in the summer, but the next season would have moved on the deal. The PSG knew they could not keep Neymar for a long time, and sooner or later he would have gone to Santiago Bernabeu because only Real could afford to buy it.
Levante hosts Barcelona
Levante hosts Barcelona in a game from the 37th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s have a look at this game in our predictions football 1×2.
Levante are 16th in La Liga with 43 points. They have a record of 10 wins, 13 draws and 13 losses since the beginning of the campaign. In their last five games Levante lost once and achieved four consecutive wins. They are clearly in a great shape right now, so let’s see how they are going to perform against the new champion.
Barcelona won the title in La Liga and they are still unbeaten, which is really an impressive achievement. Right now Barca have 90 points and a record of 27 wins and 9 draws. If they avoid losing in the next two games, they will finish the season without a loss. Truly remarkable, really.
In their last five games the Los Cules won three times and made two draws. The trip to Valencia won’t be easy for them, because Levante are in a great form right now. This shall be a very interesting clash to watch.
For Barca the season was really good. They won the double in Spain, triumphing in La Liga and for the Copa del Rey. Of course, they will remember for a long time what happened against Roma in the Champions League. But these things happen in football. Despite of what happened against Roma, this season was successful for Barcelona. And it’s going to be even more successful, if the Catalans finish the campaign without a loss.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the La Liga game between Levante and the champion Barcelona. The Catalans are favourites here, of course. But how we said – don’t be too quick to write off Levante. They are in a pretty good form at the moment.
Roma declared Under unsaleable
The Roma leadership firmly announced that they would not be parting with the rising star of the team, Cengiz Under. The Turk made a furor with the Wolves team this season and immediately fell into the eyes of the European Grands. He already has 8 goals and 2 assists on his account.
It is said that there is interest in Under from Atletico Madrid, Borussia (Dortmund) and Monaco. However, the sports director of Roma Monchi said he is not selling at any price. This was also reported to player agent Fali Ramadani, who also has the task of deflecting the merits of the teams concerned.
Wenger at his last press conference on Tottenham, Kane and Highbury
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave a historic press conference before his last match at the top of the “balls” and made sure he was remembered. He touched on themes as one of the greatest enemies of his team over the years – Tottenham, and he also went back in time talking about the differences between Highbury and Emirates. He also talks about something the fans have always suspected, namely the problems of the transfer market when building the new stadium.
“The cost of a stadium has doubled, but the cost of the players has risen three or four times. When we built our stadium, then 10 million for one player were a lot. Now how much can Tottenham sell Harry Kane today? I have no idea. Perhaps 100 million? Maybe they have to think about such a financing option. They must accept it. They may have to sell players even if they sell to Arsenal, “comments Arsene Wenger, a London-based rival in North London.
He then commented on the difficulties his club had experienced when the Emirates was completed before 2006, costing about £ 390 million to the gunmen, which is almost half of the spurs stadium, the price of which is between 700 and 800 million pounds.
“” Highbury had a special spirit. It was like a church. There you could smell the soul of everyone who played at this stadium. Everything was very special. “Emirates” was like buying a new house. It took us a while to get used to it. This is a great stadium, but there was something really special in Highbes, “concluded the French mentor who will take his team tomorrow to a Premier League match just at 17:00 Bulgarian time when Arsenal is visiting Huddersfield.
Bayer Leverkusen hosts Hannover 96
Bayer Leverkusen hosts Hannover 96 in a game from the 34th round of the German Bundesliga. Here are our winning soccer predictions for this clash at the BayArena in Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen are still in the fight for a Champions League qualification. They are 5th in the standings with 52 points, being on par with the 4th Hoffenheim. In the same time Hoffenheim are playing against Borussia Dortmund. At Leverkusen they know that a wrong step for Hoffenheim could mean a 4th place for them, so they will give their all to beat Hannover 96. And they will hope that Borussia Dortmund will make them a favour.
So far Bayer Leverkusen have a record of 14 wins, 10 draws and 9 defeats. In their last five games they won twice, suffered two defeats and made one draw. They were inconsistent and this is why they lost their place in the Top 4 in the most decisive moment of the season. Can they regain it? One thing is for sure – they are not holding their destiny in their hands.
In the previous round Leverkusen made a 0-0 draw during the visit to Werder Bremen. They really needed to win this one, but in the end they were unable to do it.
Hannover 96 are 13th in the Bundesliga with 39 points. They have a record of 10 wins, 9 draws and 14 defeats since the start of the season. In their last five games Hannover 96 won twice, lost twice and made one draw. In the previous round they enjoyed a 3-1 win over Hertha BSC at home
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Bundesliga game between Bayer Leverkusen and Hannover 96. For the home team this is a very important match. We wish you good luck!
Wenger with very interesting predictions about the future of European football
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made a very interesting prognosis for the emergence of a new European football tournament that will completely change the calendar of the strongest continental championships and will replace the domestic championships. According to the Frenchman who leaves Arsenal after the Huddersfield match on Sunday, the revolutionary change will happen in the next few years.
“The next change will happen in the coming years and will bring a common European league that will be held on weekends.” The domestic championship matches will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, this is the next step and it will happen very soon because it is the only way for teams from the rest of Europe to compete with the Premier League, “Wenger said.
According to the French, the leading teams in Europe are extremely dissatisfied with the money they receive from television rights because of the poor competition in their championships. “Why change?” Because big clubs will say that when they play two small teams, nobody watches them, people want to watch high-quality matches, big clubs have to share their money with the little ones who do not have any interest. to become a league more attractive, the teams must be at most 16. Then there will be real competition, “Wenger said.
According to the Frenchman, the change will help UEFA cope with the outflow of fans from the Champions League, which is particularly noticeable in the early phase of the tournament. “If you have matches every week like Real vs Barcelona, Real vs Arsenal, Manchester United vs. Bayern München, then you will see only crowded stadiums,” the expert added.
Antalyaspor hosts Istanbul Basaksehir
Antalyaspor hosts Istanbul Basaksehir in a match from the 33th round of the Turkish Super Lig. These are our winning soccer predictions for this clash in the city of Antalya.
Istanbul Basaksehir are third in the Super Lig standings with 66 points won so far. They are currently 3 points behind the leader Galatasaray and on par with the 2nd Fenerbahce. Basaksehir are also one point ahead of the 4th Besiktas.
This is a dramatic situation for Istanbul Basaksehir. They can even win the title, but in same time they can also lose the third place to Besiktas. If they don’t win the title, the best they could do is finish 2nd and qualify for the Champions League.
So far Istanbul Basaksehir’s record in the league shows 20 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. In their last five games they won three times, made one draw and suffered one defeat. In the previous round Istanbul Basaksehir made a dissapointing 1-1 draw against Sivaspor at home. It was a really bad time for them to lose points, especially at home. Before this they they achieved two consecutive wins against Kayserispor and Osmanlispor.
Antalyaspor on the other hand are 12th in the Super Lig with 38 points. They have a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 14 defeats. In their last five matches Antalyaspor won twice, lost twice and made one draw. In the previous round they enjoyed a 1-0 win during the visit to Genclerbirligi.
Antalyaspor’s main goal this season is to survive. On theory they can still get relegated, but the chances for this are pretty low. We can conclude that they did pretty good job in winning enough points to feel safe right now.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Super Lig game between Antalyaspor and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Tottenham secured the Champions League
Tottenham secured his participation in the Champions League for the second consecutive year. “Spurs” beat Newcastle with 1: 0 and have four points ahead of the fifth Chelsea. So the valuable shot was made by Harry Kain in the 50th minute. Pochetino’s team dominated most of the game, but victory did not come easily. The “Sharks” hit a beam in the first half after a jungle shot by Jonjo Shelvi.
Tottenham aggressively started his household on Newcastle. But after several good attacks on Londoners, they could get a goal. Jongjo Shelvi performed a superb free kick, but the ball hit the bar.
Tottenham – Newcastle + 32
The Spurs were pushing, but they were not very sure to defend, and Loris had to intervene after a Lasseps head. Five minutes before the break, the team of Pocetino created the best opportunity so far. Harry Kane was alone in front of the keeper, but he missed the ball and the visitors’ goalkeeper managed to make it.
The Londoners still reached the goal so desirable. This happened at the beginning of the second half. The attack went through Ali and Son, who found Cain and he hit the ball with a technical blow.
Tottenham – Newcastle + 32
Tottenham received Newcastle in order to get closer to another step from finishing in the 4th and ranking for the Champions League. They are lagging behind a Liverpool spot and today they can beat Merseyside and make it to third place.
TOTNAM – NEWCASTLE 1-0
1: 0 – Kane (50)
Arsenal has limited the list of Wenger’s successors to five
The list of potential candidates for Arsene Wenger’s position in Arsenal is now reduced to five, according to media in the UK. According to Mirès, Luis Enrique has already dropped out due to his big financial demands. Patrick Vieira, Michel Arteta, Massimiliano Allegi, Joachim Loew and Leonardo Jardim remain in the battle.
The Daily Mail also claims Enrike is still in the game, although his salary is not in line with the leadership of Emirates. The name of Monaco’s mentor is missing from the list here.
Both sources are unanimous that Arsenal’s bosses want to brace a young specialist, and the likelihood that someone from Vieira and Arteta will be appointed is not small. Hoffenheim’s 30-year-old mentor, Julian Nagelsman, also has strong positions on the Emirates, but he is not part of the list as he has decided to stay for at least another season in Germany.
Interestingly, Jürgen Clop’s assistant in Liverpool – Zeljko Lucic, who was recently one of the bookmakers’ favorites for the post, is not on the lists.
Juventus breaks Milan and wins the cup! Donaruma “gave” two goals
Italy’s Juventus colossus crushed Milan with a 4-0 win in the Italian Cup final, which guarantees 99% of the golden doubles in the calcio. “The Bianconers only need a point to win the seventh consecutive title of Italy, and tonight they brought a huge joy to their typhus, shattering the” rosonser “with 4: 0. The collision was played in front of the full stands of “Olympiacos” in Rome.
Everything about the Milan ended within seven minutes: between 57th and 64th when the Zebras scored their first three hits. Medi Benita opened his head, then Douglas Kosta shot for 2: 0. In the 64th minute, Benatitti increased the advance of the favorite. For the second and third goals, the gatekeeper of the Devil Gianluigi Dona Rama, who does not respond adequately both times, has a huge fault. Nicola Kalinic hit his own goal with an own goal in the 76th minute for the final 4-0.
Expected in the eleventh day of the “bianconers” was missing Gonzalo Iguain at the expense of Mario Manjukic. The old lady pursued the 13th trophy of the race, while for the Rosoners this would be the sixth. The Torino Grand has almost guaranteed the seventh consecutive title of Italy, and the Cup in the Eternal City came as a dessert for Juve.
Meanwhile, Genoa’s Milan was ambitious to delight his typos with the latest possible trophy to make the millennium’s tardy season more sweet.
Juventus – Milan 4: 0 + 43
Ten minutes before the finish, Andrea Pirlo brought the bowl to the court. The 2006 World Champion is a former star of both the Rosoner and the Zebras, for which he was welcomed with both applause. Due to the lack of a buffer zone, there were 70,000 viewers on the Olympics platforms.
Juventus – Milan 4: 0 + 43
The first half was nervous, which is normal for a final match. At the beginning, Sami Kedera and Paulo Dibala missed a favorable position in the penalty area ahead of Gianluigi Donauru.
Milan responded with a dangerous jerk to Susa who was testing the vigilance of Gianluigi Buffon.
In the 37th minute Mario Manjukic searched the net with his head, but Jijo caught the ball in front of the Rosoner’s goal.
Juventus – Milan 4: 0 + 43
At the end of the first part there was a gross offense against Chalhanoolou, but the referee Antonio Damato gave the signal for a break, after which there were quarrels on the pitch.
Juventus – Milan 4: 0 + 43
In the second half Juventus pushed the throttle seriously. Dibala tried his right on the right in the 52nd minute, and the same happened a few minutes later when Donaruma came to the corner. Then, however, the penalty action of the champions followed.
In the 57th minute, Medi Benatiya opened the score, headed by a corner kick. The Rosoneries wanted an offense against David Calabria in the goal field, but no one was judged by the Chief Judge – 1: 0 for Juve!
Juventus – Milan 4: 0 + 43
In the 61st minute Douglas Kosta shoots from midfield and the ball went through Donausta for 2: 0.
Just 180 seconds later, a slight head shot caught the unpredictable Jijo who missed the Levski’s ball, and Benatita, who stumbled in the distance, managed to push the ball in the net – 3: 0 for the old lady!
Juventus – Milan 4: 0 + 43
In the 76th minute, the crash of Milan became full after the reserve Nicola Kalinic scored an own goal for 0: 4. The Croatian striker pierced his own header after a corner from the right.
Shortly after the 4th Zebras slap, Gigi Buffon showed a class, saving two consecutive shots to his frame. Immediately afterwards, Dibala, who played a strong game, attempted to pass Donaruma about 40 meters but the ball went out.
By the 90th minute the game, of course, was playing. Juve did not look for a fifth goal while the Milanists had no strength to respond with anything more. So the old lady triumphs with the trophy and is on the verge of something historic – double for the fourth consecutive year in Italian football. Massimiliano Allegri also faces a record – the specialist may become the first mentor in Europe with a double in four consecutive years.
Juventus – Milan 4-0
2: 0 House (61)
3: 0 Benitez (64)
4: 0 Kalinic (76 – own goal)
Juventus (4-3-3): Gianluigi Buffon; Juan Quadrado, Medi Benati, Andrea Bardzali, Asamoa Quad; Sami Kedera, Miralem Pianich, Bless Matthew; Douglas Kosta, Mario Mandjukich, Paulo Diballa.
Milan (4-2-1-3): Gianluigi Donaruma; Davide Calabria, Leonardo Boncui, Alessio Romanelli, Ricardo Rodriguez; Frank Kessie, Manuel Locatiles; Giacomo Bonaventura; Suzhou, Patrick Kutron, Hakan Chalhanoolou.
Judge: Antonio Damato
Stadium: “Olympiaco”, Rome, 70,000 spectators
Buffon: We are never favorites against Milan
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon warned that his team could never feel like a favorite against Milan. The two teams meet in another big clash between them in the final of the Italian Cup tonight at Olympiacos in Rome. Many people give advantage to the “bianconers” in this fight, but the veteran does not agree.
“I soon learned that we can never be considered a favorite against Milan ever since the Champions League final in 2003. In the following years we have played four finals against this rival, twice lost after shooting, once won after continuations and once again after penalties.This shows that the AC Milan matches never end in the regular time, and the technical qualities of the two teams do not matter and everything is leveling, “Buffon said.
In recent years, the veteran rarely plays in the Italian Cup matches and leaves his deputies to accumulate playing time. However, it is expected to start under the frame tonight.
“If I’m not confused, I have played for the last time in the 1999 Italian Cup final, which is almost 20 years old, and the fact that I have a chance to play another final is exciting for me. changes in the last six or seven years, especially in big clubs, now they play 15-20 games per season and they have to be at the right level, “added the watchman.
Juve attacks Napoli on the transfer market
Napoli’s team made a very strong season, but it seems that Maurizio Sari’s team will finish second in the A Series behind Juventus. The agent of Calidou Kulibali Bruno Satin speaks about the future of his client. In an interview with Kiss Kiss, he did not exclude the possibility of the Senegalese national dressing the black and white team.
“It is still too early to talk about transfers. A world championship is coming, so we have to wait and see. We also need to see what Sari’s future is. Juventus Kulibali? Why not, he is a very high level and can play for any major European club, but as I said, it is still too early to talk about transfers, “said the manager of the Senegalese National.
Southampton won the fight for salvation with Swansea
Southampton’s team won a tremendous victory in their visit to Swansea. “The Saints” had a 1-0 win at Liberty Stadium in a post-31 round match. It was a direct clash between two of the teams who struggled with teeth and nails to survive in the Premier League. That’s why today’s success was so valuable to guests. The big hero was Manolo Gabiadini, who scored the only goal in the 72th minute.
Both teams had their positions in the match, but Southampton stood a better idea than its rival. Charley Austin scored a few serious misses at the door of Lucas Fabianski who was doing his best to keep his door dry.
In the 72th minute, however, Swansea’s defense crashed fatally. At a corner, Austin fired powerfully, defender blocked his shot, but Gabiadini had a good position and brought the ball to 0: 1.
That was also the winner in the match, with Southampton already having 36 points and climbed to 16th place and so saved in practice. Swansea remains in the danger zone with 33 points and will have to hope for little help from fate if he wants to maintain his elite status. For this purpose, Huddersfield must lose two remaining matches with Chelsea and Arsenal, and “Swans” must necessarily defeat Stoke City in the final round.
Tottenham hosts Newcastle
Tottenham Hotspur hosts Newcastle United in a match from the 31th round of the English Premier League. Here are our winning soccer predictions for this clash at the Wembley Stadium in London.
Tottenham are fighting to keep the 4th place in the Premier League. Right now they have 71 points, which is just 2 points more than the 5th Chelsea. If they beat Newcastle, Spurs will not just keep themselves ahead of Chelsea, but they will also overtake Liverpool at the 3rd place.
Right now Tottenham have a record of 21 wins, 8 draws and 7 defeats. In their last five games Spurs won twice, lost twice and made one draw. We can say that they are pretty much inconsistent from the beginning of the season. In their last game Mauricio Pochettino’s boys suffered a 0-1 defeat against the already relegated West Bromwich Albion.
Newcastle on the other hand are 10th in the Premier League with 41 points. The Magpies have a record of 11 wins, 8 draws and 17 defeats. In their last five games Rafa Benitez’ boys won twice, but after that they suffered three consecutive losses against Everton, West Bromwich and Watford.
If Newcastle win at the Wembley, they could get even with the 9th Leicester. Right now the Foxes have 44 points – three more than Newcastle.
In their last match Newcastle suffered a 1-2 defeat during the visit to Watford. It was a dissapointing performance by the Magpies, especially when you take into account that it was their third consecutive loss.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Premier League game between Tottenham and Newcastle. For sure Spurs are favourites here, especially at home. They need to keep the 4th place and they need to win in order to do it. Newcastle are underdogs, but let’s see if they can do something here.
Zidane sure that Cristiano will play at the CL final
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is 100 percent sure that Cristiano Ronaldo will play in the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26 in Kiev. The Portuguese national injured in the ankle during the derby between the “white” and Barcelona on Sunday at the Camp Nou stadium, finishing 2: 2. 33-year-old Ronaldo is expected to miss the Primera Division matches with Sevilla and Celta (Vigo).
“Ronaldo walks only 48 hours after the match, which shows his enormous ambition, I can not be sure if he will participate in the match with Villarreal, he will be on the line for the final as well as the others (Isco and Danny Carvahal). “Zinedine Zidane told the Spanish media. On May 19, Real Madrid will face Villarreal in a duel at the Spanish Championship.
“The Champions League final is not going to be between Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, I do not know if Salah will win the Golden Ball, but it really does a great season.” The final is Real Madrid vs Liverpool, not a battle between Ronaldo and Salah, “said the French specialist.
Rafinha with a new call to Inter
Inter Rafinha Alcantara’s midfielder once again gave a clear signal to the club that he wanted to remain in Luciano Spaleti’s squad and next season. The Brazilian plays at the Giuseppe Meazza for rent from the Barcelona team, which runs after the end of the season. Still, Inter can keep Tiago Alcantara’s brother if he activates the £ 35 million redemption clause in the player’s contract. Rafinha moved into the “neradzuri” in the winter transfer window and quickly became a favorite of the audience.
“I know it does not depend on me, but I want to stay in Inter, because I feel very good Barcelona is my home and I have always nostalgia, but I found a great atmosphere in Milan and unique teammates I feel happy in Milan” Rafinha for Globoesporte.
“I just arrived here a few months ago, but I feel like I’ve been in Inter for years, and I want to thank Mauro Icardi, I know him since the age of 16. He explained to me what it was like to play for Inter and helped me integrate into thanks to Inter, I found the football enjoyment and I felt like a football player, and the truth is that the club has trusted me from the beginning, I really hope to stay, “the midfielder concluded.
Good news for Milan
Italian Grand Milan has received a license from UEFA to participate in the new season in European club tournaments. Given the “Rosoner” ranking, they will present the “A” Series in the Europa League tournament.
The license is good news for the club and for the fans, as there was news in November that UEFA will not allow them to compete for non-compliance with financial fair play. The European Commission’s own license committee initially refused to enter into an agreement with Milan to reschedule their payments on financial fair play. The club’s management then began to enter into agreements with plaintiffs and borrowers and apparently succeeded in speeding up the resolution of the problem.
UEFA announced today that they have granted licenses to 14 clubs from Italy’s elite, including Milan. At first instance, they did not receive Cagliari, Kievo, Kroton, Benevento, Verona, and JAL 2013 licenses. They will have a second chance in appeal.
Valverde: There will always be tensions in such games
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not surprised by the development of the duel with the eternal enemy Real Madrid (2: 2). The meeting was tense and filled with many clashes on the pitch, as well as some strange judging decisions. The coach said he would have to look at a repetition of the situation to have a clearer position for them. Otherwise he is happy with the result.
“There were a lot of controversy in the game, I have to look at a repetition to have a clearer position.Serji Roberto’s expulsion was odd, I’m surprised he hit him in the face.I have to see him again on television.In such a match always there was a lot of pressure, it was felt from the first minute, we wanted to beat the big rival, two goals went, and then the red card came in. In the second half we fought hard, but we felt we were less. we did not stop attacking. We had to keep playing cohesive and not we refuse to attack, “Valverde said.
Equality kept Barca’s chances to finish the season without losing.
“I am happy with the efforts of the whole team, it’s always difficult to play with someone less, especially against Real Madrid, they know how to find the empty spaces in the defense, we could win, but the result is good,” the expert added.
The Emirates sent Wenger and made his choice as a new manager
After nearly 22 years of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger farewell to the team’s home audience. His team defeated Burnley 5-0 in their final Emirates season match and made the event more special, and also secured the sixth place of the team.
The “gunners” scored two goals in the first half, then added the others. The duel, however, seemed to be in the background, because everything was subject to the farewell to Wenger. The Frenchman was greeted with a sparrow, and he had a chant in his honor from the rivalry of his opponent.
As the match progressed, however, Arsenal fans were increasingly chanting the name of Patrick Vieira, who emerged as their choice as a new manager. Currently, the former team captain is the mentor of New York City.
In addition to this 37th round of Premier League, there are two leagues left behind by Leicester and Huddersfield. The meeting was irrelevant to the participation in the Europa League, because both teams are sure about it.
Emirates sent Wenger (Arsenal – Burnley 5: 0) +31
Wenger staked Henrik Mhitarian, Pierre-Emeric Obameyang, Alex Iubi and Alexandre Lakazet, and Konstantinos Mavropanos and Khalid Chambers played in the center of the defense. A total of seven were the changes compared to the Atletico Madrid squad in League Europe on Thursday. Mesut Iosil has back pain and he will probably not play anymore during the season.
It was also a farewell match for Arsenal captain Per Mergeser who ended his career. He appeared in the game for the last ten minutes to enjoy the lovers’ love in red.
Emirates sent Wenger (Arsenal – Burnley 5: 0) +31
The hosts made a very strong first part, at the end of which deservedly led with two goals. Both hits were similar. First, in the 14th minute Lukaset shrugged, and Obamayang only directed the ball to an empty door. In the 45th, Ector Bealein broke to the right and handed over to Lukaset, who did not give a chance to Nick Pope on the move.
Burnley’s team had the misfortune to stay without striker Ashley Barnes, who left in the 27th minute with an injury. Sam Vauck, who came in his own way, was close to equalizing the score in the 45th minute, but Mavropanos managed to clear at the last minute. Immediately afterwards, the second goal for Arsenal fell.
“Emirates” sends Wenger – Arsenal – Burnley + 31
Wenger’s team secured their success in the 54th minute when Colasinak showed his powerful shot – 3: 0. Just a minute later, he did not reach Mitcharyan’s 4: 0.
However, this could not have happened, and in the 64th Yubiobi dropped the ball under the beam, and in this action the defense of Burnley was passive.
Emirates sent Wenger (Arsenal – Burnley 5: 0) +31
And as the mood was uplifted, the hosts did not stop attacking and scored yet another easy goal, again marking Obamayang (75 ‘).
In the 88th Danny Welbeck hit the beam with a powerful shot.
Barca retained the status “unbeaten” after a Judge Circus in El Classico
Barcelona’s new champion Barcelona continues without a defeat in the Primera 2-2 victory against Real Madrid in the 36th round of La Liga, played against 97,939 spectators at Camp Nou. The big “El Classico” show tonight came under the shadow of gross judging errors that set the final outcome. Luis Suarez opened the score in the 10th minute and Cristiano Ronaldo equalized in the 15th. At the end of the half-time, the referee passed a red card to Gareth Bale, and seconds before the break he was right to drive out Sergi Roberto. In the 52nd minute, referee Hernandez Hernandez passed an apparent violation of Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan won a huge advantage, and seconds later Lionel Messi said he was “blaugranas.” In the 72nd Gareth Bale equalized. The 76th referee did not take a penalty for the “whites” for a violation of Jordi Alba against Marcello.
The coaching staff performs a guard of honor for the team
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– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 6, 2018
Luis Suarez led the Catalonian attack, backed by Lionel Messi. Ernesto Valverde placed Philippe Coettinho on the right and Andres Iniesta on the left.
¡VAMOS! @ GarethBale11 @Cristiano @ lukamodric10 @ToniKroos
– Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) May 6, 2018
Raphael Varan managed to recover and took a seat to Sergio Ramos in the center of the defense. Zinedine Zidane chose 4-3-3 with an attack set by Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona – Real Madrid + 96
The Camp Nou event started with a more active game of the hosts. In the fourth minute, Messi led Suarez into the penalty area, the Uruguay fired instantly, but Varan stepped in and knocked in the corner. In the sixth, Cristiano was suspended from the ambush flag. Repetition has shown that the situation is quite controversial.
Barcelona – Real Madrid + 96
At the tenth minute, the Catalan team opened the score after a good deal. Suarez very craftiously brought out Sergi Roberto, who made his way to the right and turned to the far side. Messi beat the defenders and Luis Suarez stayed uncovered on the back beam, where he made a 1: 0 blow with the air.
Barcelona – Real Madrid + 96
“Los Blanccos” responded quite quickly. In the 15th Cristiano handed a hefty turn to Tony Kroos, he was centered on the uncovered Benzma, the French striker headed in the small penalty area where Ronaldo beat Gerard Pique 1-1. The Portuguese had a blow to the ankle from the defender, but returned to the field fairly quickly.
In the 24th, Cristiano Ronaldo fired his head over the beam. Maybe the better option was to leave the ball for Benzema, who was in a much better position. Three minutes later the Blaugranas allowed a new mistake in the middle of the pitch and within a second or two Cristiano was taken by Luka Modric in the penalty area. Marc-André Ter Stegen moved quickly and the Portuguese would be in his feet.
Barcelona – Real Madrid + 96
A minute later, Ronaldo was free again, this time on the left flank. Number 7 decided to shoot at the diagonal, and a few centimeters separated it from the target. In the 31st, Jordi Alba and Modric crushed, with the left defender first “bumping” but getting rid of no card. In the 40th guests of Santiago Bernabeu got out of the press and then attacked the speed of the opponent’s defense. Benzema decided to shoot at the diagonal and sent the ball out. Two minutes later, Coyutinho brought Messi, he tried to fund Keelor Navas, but his ball escaped.
Barcelona – Real Madrid + 96
Half-time ended with unpleasant scenes. First, Luis Suarez and Sergio Ramos jumped and “won” yellow cards. A little later, Leo Messi deliberately threw a rough offense at the white captain’s feet and also received a cardboard. In the 45th Gareth Bale attacks the calf of Samuel Umtiti with buttons. This remained hidden from the eyes of the judges, though the side referee was very close. The Welsh deserved a red card, and minutes earlier he fouled sharply and Andres Iniesta. In the second added minute, Sergei Roberto missed his nerves and hit without a ball in Marcello’s face, for which he received a fair direct red card. The Brazilian cleverly provoked his rival with elbow.
On the break, Valverde took Coutinho to take a right-handed defender, Nelson Semelo. Zidane changed to Cristiano, who suffered ankle pain at his goal. Marco Asencio took the position on the left wing. In the 50th Semedo he was in the top position and started a counter for the guests. Asencio ran on the wing, Bale searched for a spot in the penalty area, but Asensio decided to finish the attack with a blow to the goalie.
In 52nd Luis Suarez obviously kicked Rafael Varan, but the judge passed the offense. The Uruguayan went forward, handed over to Messi, the Argentine retained the ball and turned it famously to the nearby corner, sending the ball to the net of the Barça 2: 1. The 54th “los cules” sent the ball back into the net, but seconds earlier it was an ambush that was seriously doubted. The 58th Semedo was on the right in the penalty area, centering parallel to the outfield but Paulinho missed the ball. The Brazilian had come a minute earlier, and Camp Nou has applauded the departure of Andres Iniesta.
Barcelona – Real Madrid 2: 2 + 96
In the 70th Luis Suarez cleverly kicked the ball forward, bringing out Messi. The Argentine rushed to the penal field and shot the diagonal – Navas plunged into the corner. In the 72nd Bale equalized after a great fart from the rainbow. The brilliant shot came from Aspencio’s foot. In the 76th Marcelo, he took the ball forward, and Alba kicked him in one leg, but the referee scandalously decided it was not a penalty.
Barcelona – Real Madrid 2: 2 + 96
In the 82nd Messi a little happily managed to reach the ball, entered the field, then fired to the far beam and centimeters separated him from the goal. In the next attack, Leo easily escaped Casimiro in the penalty area and from the centering position decided to shoot, this time Navas was prepared in contrast to the match with Bayern. By the end, both teams were looking for the victory, as guests from Madrid were much longer held in front of the opponent’s penalty area.
Barcelona – Real Madrid 2: 2 + 96
Barca has three more trials by the end of the season, in which he will try to avoid losing. Real Madrid’s thoughts are all about the Champions League final on May 26th.
The best player who Mourinho has been doing is from his time in Barca
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took part in a documentary about the late Sir Bobby Robson. “I was like a father,” revealed Jose. The Portuguese was an assistant to the British legend in Barcelona in the 1996/97 season when the Ronaldo Phenomenon star rose on the pitch.
“Ronaldo is the best of the best. I’ve never seen anyone like him. It was also the best season in Ronaldo’s history, “recalled the Special.
Confirmed: Arsenal captain misses World Cup 2018
Arsenal defender Laurent Cosies will miss the upcoming world championship. The French national has suffered a heavy injury in the semi-finals of the Europa League against Atletico Madrid, lost 0: 1, and will recover about 6 months.
He was injured at the beginning of the game without being attacked by a rival footballer. The captain of the “balls” collapsed on the ground and immediately realized that he would not be able to continue. The defender was taken out on a stretcher, and Kalum Chambers came in his place.
Later, the examinations made it clear that Cosilli has a torn Achilles tendon. Such injuries usually take about half a year to recover.
Arsenal lost the match to Wanda Metropolitano with 0: 1 and dropped out of League Europe. It was the last match in European tournaments for manager Arsene Wenger.
Atletico repeated Seville’s achievement
The victory over Arsenal with 1: 0 provided Atletico Madrid with a final table for Europa League. This will be the 5th final in the Euro Tournaments for the “mats” in the last 9 years. Moreover, Diego Simeone’s team equalized Sevilla’s three-time European League finals ever since the tournament replaced the UEFA Cup.
Interestingly, the success rate of both teams is 100%. Sevilla has won all three of its finals (2014, 2015 and 2016), and Athletico triumphs twice (2010 and 2012).
Diego Simeone, who heads Madrid in 2011, brings them to the 4th final (previously the club had a total of 5 in their history). He won the Europa League in 2012 against Athletic Bilbao, but in 2014 and 2016 the Argentine lost the Champions League final of the Atletico City Real Madrid Real Madrid.
Mourinho’s assistant for Arsenal?
Jose Mourinho’s assistant in Manchester United – Rui Faria, is another name for the Arsenal managerial position. At the beginning of the week, there were reports that Zeljko Lucic, Jurgen Klop’s right hand, has almost agreed with the “gunners”. That made the Bosnian one of Arsen Wenger’s favorites for bookmakers. Josep Guardiola’s assistant in Manchester City – Mikel Arteta, is also one of the names that connect to Arsenal. Now it is time for the same thing to happen to Faria, who has been working with Mourinho for 18 years now. The manager himself thinks that his assistant is ready for such a role, and he would be happy to help him if he wanted it.
I do not know if he wants to be a manager You ask me if I think he would be right and my answer is yes I say it because he is more than my assistant He is my friend If one day my friend there is a chance to get a great job, I would help him prepare his luggage and wish him luck So if one day it happens I will be the first to feel happy because I met him when he was still a child in the university and for 18 years we are together, “commented Mourinho.
Stoichkov for Iniesta: Eternal, it is still number eighth
Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov commented on the decision of Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona and was very kind to the current eight of the Catalans. The Spanish maestro will play in China next season and Itso talks about Don Andres in an interview with Colombian Radio Caracol.
“The eighth is an eighth. No end. All other numbers have an end, but not an eight. It is eternal, just like Iniesta, “Itso said, referring to the similarity of 8 with the symbol of infinity. During almost all of his career, Kama also played with an eight on the back, with some minor exceptions.
Stoichkov also took up another very popular topic about Iniesta – that he never won the Golden Ball. The Bulgarian, who came to the 1994 award, said that if France Football decided to award Andres with an extraordinary prize, he would definitely vote for him.
The former coach of Bulgaria said a few words about the Colombian tie in Barca, predicting a great future for the newly-recruited local defender Jeri Mina.
For the final, Stoichkov highlighted his favorites for World Cup 2018 in Russia, including Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, as well as Germany, Spain and France.
Napoli congratulated Roma for the performance in Champions League
One of Rome’s top rivals for Serie A’s top divisions in recent years, Napoli, congratulated the “wolves” on their splendid performance in the Champions League this season. “Gialorossi” played a very strong game and beat Liverpool 4-2 in the semi-final phase of the race, but dropped after retreating to a total score of 6: 7. At the 1/4-finals, Roma impressed the football world with the reversal of Barcelona and the elimination of the Catalonians.
Everyone in Italy was fascinated by the performance of the “wolves” in the tournament, while Napoli congratulated the club on its official Twitter profile.
“Congratulations, Roma!” You played a wonderful campaign in the Champions League, cheering the Neapolitan message, accompanied by photos of Napoli stars Marek Hamshik, Dres Mertens and Arkadyus Milik, who illustrate the alluvius.
Clop: It’s good to be at the finish, but it’s better to win it
Liverpool manager Jurgen Clop hopes his team will win the Champions League final, although in the match for the trophy Merseyside will meet the most experienced team in the race – Real Madrid. The German has so far led the Red to two finals for the League Cup and Europa League, but both times Liverpool lost the trophy battle.
“We were in the League Cup final and we did not win it, and then people did not stop on the street to thank me for getting to the final, we were in the Europa League final, and then no one told me that I have not seen any trophies since these games, they do not give us silver medals to take part in these games, but it’s nice to go to the finals, but to win it is better, but it’s Real Madrid, no more experienced team in this tournament I think 80% of the current team of Real has played in all four of these finals in the last five years – they have experience and we do not have one, o will surely be under steam.
There are two Premier League games in the Champions League semi-finals. Our first task is this. I gave the boys a free evening. No, they do not drink alcohol, they can just stay awake a little longer. Tomorrow we will recover and then we will go to Chelsea. We will fight for everything, “said Clop.
“For most of the guys it was the first semifinal, it’s normal to have nerves 100% deserve to be in the finals, it’s not good luck, we only needed one in the whole tournament tonight Real Madrid also needed but the boys deserved their place there – with the character, the psyche and the football they showed, “the German added.
The King is alive! He has survived Bernabeu and is back in the final
Real Madrid’s team is back in the Champions League final. “The White Ballet” eliminated Bayern Munich in the 1/2 finals after a 2: 2 draw at Santiago Bernabeu. In the first match in Germany, the Madridians made a 2: 1 lead and so with a total score of 4: 3 they went ahead. Real, however, was very lucky tonight because he was under siege by his rival, and Keelor Navas was a hero with his rescue. On the other side, Sven Ulriah was the big sinner after he let go of a blind goal in his 2-1 draw.
Real Madrid – Bayern (Munich) +25
Yoshua Kimih gave the lead to the guests in the 3rd minute, but then Karim Benzema scored two goals in the 11th and 46th minute to make a turn for the hosts. In the 63rd minute, Hamers Rodriguez returned the intrigue, and by the end Bayern had made a lot of gaps, but failed to reach the third goal and eventually ended in the tournament.
Zinedine Zidane started the match with Mateo Kovacic instead of Casemiro. Lucas Vasquez was placed as the right defender, replacing the injured Daniel Carvahal. Los Angeles Blankos attacked Marco Asencio, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
After Javier Martinez was eliminated at the last minute for the fight, Jup Hainkes forced himself to bet on the Trentino rookie. Tiago Alcantara started the match at the expense of injured Arien Robben. Robert Lewandowski leads the attack, backed by Hames Rodriguez, Thomas Muller and Frank Ribery.
Real’s fans fanned their fans before the game. Thousands of them had come out to meet the White Ballet players’ tour when they arrived at Santiago Bernabeu.
Bayern began the match aggressively and as early as the second minute, David Alabas advanced to the left and tried something between a shot and centering on the ground as the ball hit Keelor Navas.
Only a minute later the result was found. Thomas Müller center in the penalty area, where two Real’s defenters did not interfere well, the ball hit the body of Tottenham and came to Yoshua Kimih, who scored close to 0: 1.
The hosts were close to leveling in the 7th minute. Then Cristiano Ronaldo received a great pass on the ground in the penalty area and shot off but by the door.
In the 11th minute the alignment became a fact. Marcelo centered on the left and put the ball perfectly on Benzema’s head, which did not make a mistake for 1: 1.
In the 17th minute, guests claimed a penalty for Robert Lewandowski’s offense in the penalty area, but the judge did not want to point the white point.
In the 32nd minute, Ribery scored to the left and found Muller around the penalty point. The German immediately turned and tried a blow to the door, but too weak in the hands of Navas.
Real Madrid – Bayern (Munich) +25
Just a minute later, Bayern missed a great chance to regain his lead. First Lewandowski advanced to the left and fired powerfully, Keelor Navas knocked out, but the ball came to Müller, who failed to make a nice shot, and finally Hamens Rodriguez could not get a close shot in the empty door.
Real also missed his moment and in the 39th minute Cristiano Ronaldo received in front of the penalty area, flipping a defender and shooting powerfully on the ground, but Sven Ulriah with brilliant interference kept his door. In the subsequent corner, Sergio Ramos rose and shot his head dangerously with the ball stopping on the net, but on the outside of the door.
In the last minute of the half-time, Cohen Tolizo decided to take a surprise shot of about 25 meters and was not far away from the goal, as the ball flashed past the door.
In the added time of the first part there was a new controversial situation. With a centering in the penalty area, the ball met Marsello’s hand, but that was unnoticed by the judges, and a penalty was not given.
Right at the start of the second half Real rebounded in the score. Ronald Tolizo returned unreasonably to goalkeeper Sven Ulriah, who made a rough mistake, skipping the ball to pass beneath him and arriving at Karim Benzema, who could not be wrong on an empty 2: 1 goal.
Bayern tried to respond quickly and in the 50th minute David Alabas made a powerful jump outside the penalty area, but Navas, with a brilliant intervention, kept his door.
In the 53rd minute Luca Modric tried a diagonal shot, which was dangerously close to the beam, but out. A minute later Marcelo in a wonderful way found Ronaldo in the penalty area and the Portuguese shot at volley by making a great pass.
Bayern, however, was not ready to shake his head and in the 60th minute Mats Hummels shot a close shot, which miraculously was not in the door. Then there was a stir in the pennant, but no goal was again.
Real Madrid – Bayern (Munich) +25
In the 63rd minute, however, the score nevertheless reached a new draw in the score. Hamas Rodriguez made a strong blow to Rafael Varan’s body but the Colombian was smart enough to get to the ball again and fling it through the goalpost’s feet for 2: 2.
In the 74th minute, Keur Navas has a new brilliant rescue. Talenso shoots a powerful shot, but the feline reflex guard shoved the ball.
Real Madrid – Bayern (Munich) +25
In the 80th minute, Thomas Muller jumped over his direct guard and headed, but Navas was again impenetrable.
In the added time of the match, Mats Hummels headed his head after a corner from corner, but failed to find the door. A little later, Navas scored a brilliant interference crossing a nearly secure goal pass to Sandro Wagner in the penalty area. At the last minute of this match, Thomas Müller received a good cross between the opposing central set and leaving a goal for the visitors’ goal but to miss it out for a time.
Real Madrid – Bayern (Munich) +25
Real Madrid thus retains the draw, which proved to be enough to qualify for the third consecutive year. “The White Ballet” is already waiting to learn the name of its rival against whom he will face the battle for the trophy in Kiev between Liverpool and Roma. The Spanish Grand Prix has the chance to become the first team to win the Champions League Cup in three consecutive editions of the tournament.
Schalke expelled a national for a scandalous interview
Max Mayer’s career in Schalke 04 is over. The midfielder, who is the youth of the “king-highs,” will no longer play for the team. He was removed from training until the end of the season and then left as a free agent. The 22-year-old German national is expected to move to Arsenal.
Meyer gave an interview to Bild, accusing Schalkke’s management of threatening him in connection with his unwillingness to renew his contract. The response from the club was not delayed. “For a long time, I felt that Max was feeling at home here,” he said in conversations with the coaching staff, “I am disappointed with his words, and I really can not understand it,” Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco said.
“We can not tolerate such behavior, and we are outraged by Meyer’s accusations,” said the sports director Christian Heydell, “and the club has always treated him correctly.
Gattuso: We miss a lot of things
Milan Guttuso, Milan’s coach, was very pleased with his team after winning 2-2 at Bologna in a 35th round of the A Series. ‘Rosoneri’ broke down a series of negative results and continued their struggle to stand up for Europa League.
“The fight with Bologna was not that easy, and we went into the fight in a week, when there was a lot of tension coming from the loss of Benvenuto.” In the last 15 minutes we were better than the opponent in the first half. second half, “Gattuso started for Milan TV.
“We had a lot of things, but we were not able to take advantage, our biggest mistake was that we allowed Bologna to return to the match, it is no coincidence that Giacomo Bonaventura is the team’s top scorer, but it is a downside that Suzo and Patrick Crotone missed out you are, “commented the coach.
A big offshoot of Monaco
Monaco is about to miss the standings for the next Champions League. The Monegasque failed to defeat Amiens in a 35th round of League One and the game ended 0: 0.
Leonardo Jardim’s players made a lot of passes to the opponent’s door, which cost him success. At the end of the match, both teams stayed with one person less after Prince Guano and Adam Diacabi got red cards.
So Monaco allowed Lyon to be ahead of the second position, and tomorrow Olympiacos Marissia could overtake the Monegasque. The Head of the Principality has 71 points, while the “Kids” are 72. OM for the moment is 69 and less.
Manchester United and Arsenal renew the old feud
Today at 18:30 at Old Trafford, the Manchester United and Arsenal teams will renew the old feud with each other in the Premier League. Unlike many other cases, this time the two teams do not come into direct clash for the title, but in fact the match is largely only protocol. The Red Devils have largely secured 2nd place in the final standings until the Gunners have agreed that they will not finish in the top 4 and will likely remain in the 6th position in the table.
However, both teams are expected to approach the game very seriously and to throw for the victory, which always brings joy to the fans and great prestige. Moreover, it will be the last such derby of the emblematic manager Arsene Wenger, who hopes to hit the big rival last before leaving Emirates.
United, however, is in a good series against Arsenal lately. The team has recorded 10 games without defeat from the “Spades” of Old Trafford (7 wins and 3 draws). Quite interesting is the collision of the two backup benches where the two mentors are not in the best position. This will be the 19th match between them, with the advantage of the Portuguese side, who has 9 wins, 7 draws and only 2 losses from the Frenchman.
Manchester United has no particular staff problems before today’s match. Only goalkeeper Sergio Romero remains in the infirmary. Antonio Valencia returns to the group after recovering from the muscle problem he was struggling with after playing against Tottenham Hotspur for the FA Cup.
At the same time, manager Arsene Wenger may be tempted to give some key players a break before rebounding with Atletico Madrid on the 1/2 final in Europa League, which at this stage is more important for the Artillery. The French scientist will not be able to use Henry Mhhitryan, who is not yet fully recovered from the trauma he heals. Mohamed Elvene also drops off the bets. Santy Casorla is already training with his other teammates but is not yet ready to start from the first minute.
Premier League, 36 rounds:
MANCHESTER UNITED – ARSENAL
MA Yu: De Hea, Valencia, Baiyi, Jones, Young, Matic, Herera, Pogba, Linggard, Sanchez, Lukaku
ARSENAL: Chek, Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Montreal, Jack, Ramsey, Wilshire, Yubi, Obamayang, Lakazet
Stade: Old Trafford, Manchester
Judge: Kevin Frend
The media in Italy jumped to Inter-Juventus’ chief referee
Last night, we witnessed a true “Series A” show. The Inter and Juventus teams gave us a true spectacle, accompanied by two full rounds, a red card, five goals and a number of positions. Although in the 18th minute the “Nerazzurri” stayed with a man less after the expulsion of Matthias Vesino, the Milan Grand Prix showed his “madness” and was a step away from stopping Juve for the title. However, the Italian champion managed to beat Inter Giuseppe Meazza with 3: 2 thanks to two late goals in two minutes.
The media in Italy, however, are of the opinion that the game was broken by the actions of the referee Daniele Orsato, who has made several mistakes with which he has influenced the final result. In today’s edition, the Gazzetta dello Sport published a complete analysis of the chief judge’s decisions, according to which the first goal of Douglas Kosta was correctly judged. When the Brazilian hit the first watch, it was remarkable that Bles Matthew was in ambush, but that is not the case, and Kashta’s goal is completely regular.
At the 18th minute, Uruguayan national Matthias Vesino was kicked out with a direct red card after Orsato had a videotape to reconsider the situation. Originally the referee showed a yellow card for the midfielder for a gross violation of Mario Manjukic’s legs but after a signal from assistant Paolo Valeri Orsato saw a repetition of the fight and changed his mind by showing a red card to Vesino. From now on, the judges’ decisions seem more than illogical, says Gazzetta dello Sport.
The most crude is the error of Orsato in Miralem Pianich’s violation of Rafina. The Bosnian midfielder, who was already penalized with a yellow card, kicked Inter’s chest player, but missed only an oral warning. Instead of pushing out Pjanic, Orsato showed a yellow card to Danilo D’Ambrozio to challenge a referee’s decision. By the end of the match, Daniele Orsato did not face clear violations of both Inter and Juve, the Italian edition concludes.
Guardiola is not sure Mendi will be ready for the 2018 World Cup
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola is happy that Benjamin Mendi has returned to the team, but he is not sure whether he will be ready for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mendie returned to play as Sunday’s reserve on a 5-0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League after losing seven months of the season because of knee injury.
“I do not know if Mendy will be ready for the World Cup, but after six or seven months out of the pitch he needs a little time to regain his psyche, knee and football skills,” said the Spanish specialist at a press conference ahead of West Ham’s visit to Sunday . Meanwhile, the British media reported that former Arsenal footballer and assistant to Guardiola Michel Atreta is a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger at the head of the “balls”.
“My opinion of Mikel is amazing, he deserves the best, we are working fine with him, he’s part of our success this season, and I know he has many names for the Arsenal managerial post, but Mikel deserves everything he wants, Pep said.
Sevilla is losing, Levante almost saved
In the first game in the 35th round of La Liga, Levante defeated Sevilla 2-1 and virtually secured a place in the elite next season. The Valencia team already has 40 points and the 18th Deportivo La Coruña is 28 and even win all the matches to the end, can not beat Levante.
Sevilla is without a win in seven consecutive matches in the league, and last week lost 0: 5 from Barcelona in the final of the Cup of the King. Vincenzo Monttela’s team still holds 7th, but can be offset this weekend by Getafe, Girona and Celta.
Roger Marti gave Levante the lead in the 11th minute. The home team’s attack on the right flank and the ball came to Marti, who fired closely below David Soria for 1: 0.
Seville’s reply came just 5 minutes later with a very beautiful goal of Carlos Fernandez Moon. The young striker of Andalusians fired hard and sent the ball to the top left corner of the gate, guarded by Oyer.
The success of Levante brought Jose Moralez in the 74th minute. He received a pass in the back of the defense, went against Serie and technically overcame it.
In the next round, Levante is on Leganes, and Sevilla will try to stop his negative series in Real Sociedad’s home.
St. Etienne passed through Montpellier
Saint-Etienne achieved third consecutive win in League 1 and at least temporarily replaced Nice from the 4th place in the standings. Roman Amouma was right in the 10th minute and brought the greedy success. Montpellier has only a point from its last 4 games and takes 8th place in the standings.
The hosts were the more active team, but they received an early goal and did not finish returning to the end. Ammuma scored after Remi Cable.
Passes for Montpellier made Giovanni Sio and Rodrigue Ninga.
Bayer Leverkusen welcomes Stuttgart
Bayer Leverkusen welcomes Stuttgart in a match from the 32th round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s examine this game in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Bayer Leverkusen are 5th in the Bundesliga standings with 51 points, continuing their fight for a Top 4 finish and a Champions League qualification. Right now Leverkusen are one point behind the 4th Hoffenheim, but having a game in hand. If the win against Stuttgart, they will return to 4th place.
Right now Leverkusen have a record of 14 wins, 9 draws and 8 defeats. In their last five games Leverkusen won twice, lost twice and made one draw. In their last game they suffered a devastating 0-4 loss during the visit to Borussia Dortmund. This was a really strong slap for Leverkusen, that’s for sure.
Stuttgart on the other hand are 10th in the Bundesliga with 42 points won. Stuttgart are having a solid season, after returning to the elite division after a spell in the 2. Bundesliga. Their main goal was to survive and they did their job pretty well. Stuttgart can even improve their position in the league, being very close to Hertha BSC and Borussia M’gladbach in the table.
So far Stuttgart have a record of 12 wins, 6 draws and 13 defeats. In their last five matches they won twice, made two draws and lost once. In the previous round Stuttgart enjoyed a solid 2-0 win over Werder Bremen at home.
These are our winning soccer predictions for today for the Bundesliga clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart. Leverkusen are the favourites here, especially at home. But it remains to be seen how the heavy defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the last round will affect Leverkusen. Meanwhile Stuttgart can play without any stress, after already securing their future in the league.
Big favorites go out against each other
Tonight Arsenal and Atletico Madrid will face each other in the most anticipated clash of the 1/2 European League final. The two teams are the big favorites in the tournament and they do not hide their appetites to raise the trophy. The clash between them is a finale before the final and is expected to be a real spectacle.
Arsenal has long lost chances to qualify for the Champions League by falling into the top 4 in the Premier League final standings. That is why the team has concentrated all efforts in the Europa League tournament. “The gunners” hope to repeat Manchester United’s last season’s performance when the Red Devils triumphed in this race and thus guaranteed their participation in the Champions League. In addition, Londoners want to send their manager Arsene Wenger, winning a big trophy, and the League of Europe Cup is the chance to happen.
Atletico Madrid, however, also have serious ambitions in this tournament. The team lost the title battle in the Primera Division with Barcelona and now Europa League has become a top priority. “The Duchesses” know what it takes to triumph in this race by winning twice the trophy in 2010 and 2012. Now they hope to add another distinction in their showcase.
Arsenal’s good news is that Mesut Oswil, Peter Cecch and Jack Wilshire have resumed training during the week and are expected to be ready to play after missing the West Ham game due to minor injuries. Meanwhile, however, Arsene Wenger can not use the injured Mohammed Elveni and Menrich Mhhtaaryan. The Armenian still has the hope of being ready for a second in Madrid after a week.
In Atletico, the problems are in defense, where two extreme defenders Philippe Luis and Huffran will be missing. Diego Kosta was also questioned about the Emirates fight, but the latest news is that he is already healthy and available to mentor Diego Simeone.
Europa League, 1/2-final:
ARSENAL – ATLETTIC MADRID
ARSENAL: Chek, Belerin, Mustafa, Kosielen, Montreal, Ramsay, Jack, Yosil, Wilshire, Welbeck, Lakazet
ATLETIC: Cloud, Vrasalko, Savic, Godin, Hernandez, Korea, Gabi, Saul, Coke, Gamayor, Grisant
Stadium: Emirates, London
Judge: Cleman Türpen (France)
Zidane: This team knows how to overcome any difficulty
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane had reason to be pleased after a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich on the 1/2 final in the Champions League. This victory gives an excellent advance to his team before the rematch in a week. The coach blamed his players and said his team could handle all the difficulties.
“We played well, this is football. The rival had many positions, but we have won. It was not easy at first, but in the second half we improved our game. We suffered much, especially at the beginning. However, we found a way to success. This team has the class to cope with all kinds of difficulties. Unfortunately, Isko had to leave because of an injury. Benzema? I like to bet on it even in the difficult times, so I took out Karvahal and released Benzema. Asencio joined in great. He made the difference with his speed and with the goal he scored. He can do everything, “said Zidane.
Liverpool warned Real that 200 million would not be enough for Mo Salah
Liverpool’s leadership has sent a clear message to Real Madrid that the Anfield club has no intention of dividing with its great star Mohamed Salah, and even a £ 200m offer will not change that.
The 25-year-old Egyptian made an extraordinary season for Merseyside with 43 goals and 15 assists in 47 games.
Spanish president Florentino Perez plans a new star selection in the summer and the Egyptian is among the priorities in the transfer list with Nimar from Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham scorer Harry Kane and goalkeeper David de Hea from Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Real is ready to part with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema if he makes the desired deals.
Ikardi: I can not predict the future
Inter captain Mauro Icardi’s said he was not aware of his future, but he announced the “Nerazzurri” as the team he feels complete. The Argentine striker was associated with the Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid teams, but the transfer did not happen. Icardi stayed in Inter, and so far in the season he has 26 hits.
“I am delighted to have entered Inter’s history with my 100 goals. This is an occasion for pride. I never imagined that I could achieve it. It’s not easy to get so many hits in Italy. Thanks to my teammates who made this possible, “said Irardi to Ole.
“My work at the club helped me become a captain. Champions League? Things did not develop as we wanted, but I’m always optimistic, and I’m sure Inter will soon be where it deserves. It’s always nice when your game is noticed. I stayed in Inter, because that’s my team, “added the striker.
“When I was a kid, I always played with them on PlayStation. That’s why I’m glad I play here and I preferred to stay. Real and Chelsea? I am calm and focused on the goals of the team. I can not predict the future. I enjoy the present and always give my best. My present is here. Here is my home and I have friends, “said Ircardi.
Liverpool’s trio is more efficient than Messi – Suarez – Neymar
Liverpool’s stellar raid continues to amaze with its performance since the start of the season. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane scored 4 of the 5 goals in the Romina goal in the first semi-final of the Champions League last night, winning the red with 5: 2. The three have had a total of 28 hits from the start of the campaign (Salah – 10, Firmino 10, Mane – 8) and have surpassed the 27 goals scored by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in the 2014/15 season when the Catalonians rejoiced with the Cup. In the 2013/14 season, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale also scored 28 goals and Real Madrid won the Champions League. The Liverpool trio, however, has at least one more match in which to leave the record of the Royal Club’s strikers in history.
Barcelona negotiates a player of Bettis
Betis midfielder Fabian Ruis Penya is one of Barcelona’s transfer goals, reports El Mundo Deportivo. The Catalans want to sign with the 22-year-old footballer in the summer, as Andre Gomez’s deputy, who does not fall under the plans of Barcelona’s coaching staff.
Rouis’s contract with Bettis is until the summer of 2023, and the amount of compensation is 30 million euros.
Napoli shook the powerful throne of Juventus
The Battle of Scudetto is more alive than ever. Candidate champion Napoli knocked the Italian Juventus hegemony in the middle of Allianz Stadium in a direct crash of the 34th round of calcio. The Skyscrapers beat 1: 0 after a goal in the 90th minute of Kalidou Kulibali, for the first time in 28 years they have a real chance for the title, four rounds before the end of the season. Diego Maradona’s former team came close to a point from the “bianconers” who remain leaders in the championship, but for the first time Juve’s throne has shaken so powerfully in recent years – 360 minutes before the end of the championship.
Juventus remained 85 points, while Napoli had 84.
The two teams played a very equal tactical match in which the guests had the advantage of knowing the ball, but it was hard to create a position at the front of the champions. But they were, in the end, fresh and the luck was on their side, and they deserved to celebrate Allianz Stadium’s historic success.
The “Bianconerites” came out in the circuit 4-3-3. Captain Gianluidie Buffon defended Benedict Hovedes, Medi Benati, Giorgio Cielini and Quadvo Assamoa. Sammy Kedera, Miralem Pianic and Bless Matthew were midfielders, and Douglas Kosta, Paulo Diballa and Gonzalo Iguayin were the lead. Taran played his 100th game for Juve, where he scored 54 goals.
Maurizio Sari’s selections in the year’s match for the Juveniles were also 4-3-3. The Specialist bet on his own team. José Reina was at the door, and Elseid Hissai, Calidou Kulibali, Raul Albiol and Mario Rui began defending. The halves were Alan Marquez, Jorginio and Marek Hamschik, while Jose Caijon, Dres Mertens and Lorenzo Insignia were the assailants.
In the first minute Inssiere had a good chance, but shot away from the goal. Experienced defender Giorgio Cielini was injured as he tried to stop the attacker from getting a doctor. In the 10th minute he was replaced by Stefan Lechtatierner.
A minute earlier, Asamoa and Benatiya received yellow cards, and Rui fired over the Buffon-guarded door after a foul. Hovedes shoots his head over the beam in the 13th minute.
In the 17th minute, Pianic hit the beam with a direct free kick after the leather ball ricocheted in Caiechon. In the subsequent centrifugal centering, the Spanish wing almost cleared the Iguaine’s shot from the air.
Buffon had to interfere with Rui’s centering. In the 23rd minute Hampsh missed a good chance by shooting at a small corner.
The two teams were very tense, with no nerves in the 31st minute. Kedera did not return the ball to the guests, which annoyed Inssierie and he went to crash him, then followed a melee, but everything went without cards.
Inside’s 38th minute goal was correctly canceled due to ambush. Georgino took the hurried, but he was ambushed.
On the break, Juan Quadrado replaced Dibala. The first danger was Buffon again, but Hamsik fired for the second time out of the door.
In the 60th minute, Arkadius Milik replaced Dres Mertens, who missed the eighth consecutive match against Juve. Piotr Zielinski shifts Hamsik as Napoli tries to reach the goal but has difficulty breaking through the well-ordered defense of the bianconers. Mario Manjukic came in instead of Douglas Kosha in the 71st minute.
Buffon showed an excellent reflex in the 72nd minute when he pawed a Kayehon volley. The Referee was ambushed, but there was no such thing, however the host’s watchman was at the top.
Marko Rogge changed Alan, and a strong 22-meter shot from Zelinski was beaten by Buffon. The winger was supposed to show a reflex on Insienie’s unfortunate centering in the 88th minute, killing in a corner kick. Right after this corner, Napoli shook Juventus. Kaiehon centered, while Kulibali rose high above all, matting the host’s watch with his fifth A-Series goal.
The defender went over Benita and gave Buffon no chance, which meant only one. Juventus is on his knees! The champion broke his series of six consecutive victories over the Turin southerners, and now he has no right to mistake if he wants to win his record seventh consecutive Scudetto of Italy.
Yuve, however, has a visit to the eternal rival Inter, then accepts Bologna, visits Roma and accepts Verona. The Neapolitans have a visit to Fiorentina, a host of Turin, a visit to Sampdoria, and a closing season against Crotone’s San Paolo.
However, Sari’s team and the club’s typhoons believe they can achieve their dream after they have scored the 30th consecutive non-defeat in the A Series away from Naples.
The last loss of “skyscrapers” in calcio was October 2016 when they retreated 1: 2 from Juve to Allianz Stadium.
Man City took Swansea to his first championship match, leaving two goals to 100
Manchester City defeated Swansea with Etihad 5: 0 in their first match after the team officially announced their Premier League title. David Silva (12 ‘), Rahim Stirling (16’), Kevin de Bourne (54 ‘), Bernardo Silva (64’) and Gabriel Jesse (88 ‘) scored for the ” in the Premier League.
Josep Guardiola made two changes to the team that beat Tottenham last week. Danilo and Bernardo Silva started instead of Kyle Walker and Leroy Sane. Benjamin Mendy returned to the group for the first time since September when he broke cross links and even appeared in the game 1/4 hour before the end.
Mike van der Hoorne returned to the swans. Jordan Aui and Andre Aue led Swansea’s attack.
Manchester City – Swansea + 101
The guests from Swansea made a champagne sparrow to meet the Guardiola players when they were on the pitch. The stadium sounded like we were the Queen’s champions.
City started in a championship and by the 16th minute led by 2: 0. First De Bourne took Sterling with a typical technical submission, and the English national dropped to the nearby beam to David Silva, who touched once, then fired past Fabian. Four minutes later Delft made a double with Silva, then centered on Stirling, who finished close – 2: 0. By the break Fabianski saved two strokes on De Bourne, and “citizens” had the ball in 85% of the time.
In the 54th minute de Broene made 3: 0 after a shot shot of over 25 meters. It was the 96th goal for the “Citizens” in the Premier League since the start of the season.
In the 62nd minute, Referee Craig Pusson gave a penalty to the hosts for a controversial defeat by Federico Fernandez against Stirling. Gabriel Jews shoots from a white point but his shot hit the crossbar. Bernardo Silva reached the ball and from a small angle sent it to the door – 4: 0.
Manchester City – Swansea + 101
A few minutes later, guests barely scored an own goal after Stirling centered on a corner kick, and Mowson headed and the ball ricocheted in the far beam.
In the 88th minute, Gabriel Jesse formed the final result after he scored a good goal with a head, finding the perfect centering of Toure Yaya, who earlier replaced Kevin de Bourget. After the final judging signal, City fans went into the pitch to celebrate the title with their favorites.
Manchester City has 29 wins in the Premier League and the next one will be a record high. Swansea, who has no success in his last five championship matches, stays four points above the relegation zone.
The mood in Arsenal returned after the news of Wenger and before the semi-final with Atletico
Arsenal returned to victory after winning 4: 1 over West Ham of Emirates in the first match of the team after the public announcement of Arsene Wenger’s decision to withdraw from the post after the end of the season. Nacho Montreal opened the score in the 51st minute, but Marco Arnautovich equalized in the 64th. Aaron Ramsey’s lucky goal (82 ‘) and two hits of Alexander Lakazet (85’, 89 ‘), however, brought the spectacular success of the “balls” in this London derby.
Wenger bets to a strong team, although next week Arsenal takes Atletico Madrid in the first semi-final for Europa League.
Peter Cech was not in the match for the day, with David Ospeda starting at the door. Pierre-Emerik Obameyang, who has no right to play in Europa League, was left on the bench for the start. Ector Belerin, Laurent Cosies, and Aaron Ramsey returned. Danny Welbeck was a partner of Alexander Lukaset in an attack. Henryh Mhhhhhtirian is still injured, Sead Colasinak and Jack Wilshire also have minor injuries while Mesut Ozil is ill.
David Moyes did not make any changes compared to Stoke City (1: 1). Andrew Carroll stayed on the bench for the start, although he scored in the potters’ match.
The news of Wenger’s withdrawal mobilizes the fans and they have filled the Emirates this time and created a mood for the stands. Arsenal expected to start better. At the ninth minute, Jacka is well off the corner, and Cosielli’s head shot, but the ball went to the side of Joe Hart’s door that did not react.
The Hammers responded and created three good opportunities at the door of Ospeda. Arnautovich first got a pass but did not manage to find the ball well, and Mustafi threw a sword and blocked it too. A minute later, the Austrian got a new chance and this time he managed Mustafa, but his shot from a small corner was killed by Ospeda. Who detected the centering from the subsequent corner, then the ball “landed” on the crossbar.
In the 25th minute Welbeck put a good shot from the border of the penalty area, but the ball passed inches from the right beam. A dozen minutes later, Jacka executed a good foul. Hart followed the situation and murdered.
At the end of the first half, Elveni suffered a severe injury and was pulled out on a stretcher of legs.
Arsenal – West Ham + 67
The second part began with a pass to Montreal, who fired exactly, but right into Hart’s hands from a dozen meters. Shortly afterwards, however, in the 51st minute, the Spaniard opened the score after finding the center kick from Jack’s corner. It was Montreal’s sixth goal since the start of the season. In the 64th minute, West Ham equalized. Arsenal and Arsenal’s defense failed to clear the guests’ attention, and the ball finally came to Arnautovich, who shot very hard in the far corner for 1: 1.
Repetition, however, showed that the Austrian was in an ambush position at an earlier stage of the hammer attack.
Arsenal – West Ham 4: 1 + 67
In the 79th minute, Welbeck fired a very good shot from the corner of the penalty area, but Hart responded well and rescued with one hand. Three minutes later, however, Arsenal came forward again after a misunderstanding between Rice and Hart.
Arsenal – West Ham 4: 1 + 67
Ramsey centered strongly on the left, and the central defender decided to bend at the last minute. The ball passed over him and went into Hart’s door, which also failed to react this time. In the 85th minute Lukaset scored a third goal, which also came after a great deal of luck. The Frenchman shoots to the right, the ball rises to Creswell’s leg and returns to Hart’s door again.
Arsenal – West Ham 4: 1 + 67
Minutes before the end of regular time, Lakazet formed the final result with his second goal today. This time he received from Ramsey around the penalty spot and fired at land. Hart touched the ball, but she was in his door for the fourth time.
Arsenal remains in sixth place, with the “gunners” already having 57 points. West Ham is 15th, six points above the relegation zone.
Besiktas – Yeni Malatyaspor
The champion Besiktas hosts Yeni Malatyaspor in a game from the 30th round of the Turkish Super Lig. Let’s have a look at this clash in the city of Istanbul. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for the Super Lig.
Besiktas are completely aware that this is a must win for them. They need to win this game at any cost to move back to just one point behind the leader Galatasaray. Right now Besiktas are 3rd in the league standings with 59 points, but a win over Yeni Malatyaspor will move them back to 2nd place.
So far in the league Besiktas have a record of 17 wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats. In their last five games the Black Eagles won four times and made just one wrong step – against istanbul Basaksehir.
Now the title race is really intense with four teams having a chance to win the title. This means that every point until the end of the season is going to be absolutely crucial. Which is why Besiktas can’t make a mistake in this clash.
Yeni Malatyaspor are 10th in the Super Lig with 38 points won. They have a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 11 defeats. In their last five games Yeni Malatyaspor won just once – against Genclerbirligi, made one draw and suffered three defeats. In the previous round they made a 1-1 draw against Alanyaspor at home.
For sure Besiktas will try to use their offensive force in this game. The former Dutch international Ryan Babel have scored 12 goals in the league so far, while the same amount of goals was scored by Vagner Love and Talisca as well.
Yeni Malatyaspor’s most dangerous player is Khalid Boutaib, who have scored 12 goals in the league as well.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Super Lig game between Besiktas and Yeni Malatyaspor.
Real will raise Cristiano’s salary, but they will not extend his contract
Real Madrid’s management has begun negotiations for a new contract between megastar Cristiano Ronaldo and the details are expected to be finalized before the World Cup this summer. Club Chief Executive José Ángel Sanchez has already notified the 33-year-old Portuguese about Florentino Perez’s desire for the two countries to sign a new contract with improved conditions.
Ronaldo himself appreciates Real’s efforts for a new contract with which the player’s salary will be raised from 21 to 30 million euros a season and this will bring him closer to Neamar’s salary in the PSG, which is 35 million. Cristiano Ronaldo’s current contract with Real expires in the summer of 2021, and the new contract does not provide for an extension.
Barca coach: Things go bad when you think you can not lose
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde continues to be cautious in his speeches, although his team is already on a win in the league in La Liga and everything seems decided.
“We must not forget we can lose,” said the mentor.
“We have to go into the fight with the consciousness that we can not win anything from it. Things go wrong when you only think you will win. We were recently in a situation where all of us considered us to be favorites and said we were done, but we were surprised. We have to learn from this, “added Valverde, referring to the fact that Roma dropped out of the Champions League quarter-finals after a 4-1 win in the first match.
The Catalans can win the title only after a week because this weekend has no match in the Primera Liga. Instead, they go against Seville today in the Cup of Spain. A few weeks ago, the “Los Cules” was barely rescued from a loss by visiting the same rival for the championship – 2: 2.
“We were very close to defeat and only at the end we got out. Then we had a lot of problems, but it was good for us because it gave us a chance to get benefits. This also made us realize that Seville has many good players who can make matches at any time, “Valverde warned again.
The final in Madrid tonight is at 22:30.
Wenger agreed to leave so he would not be fired
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was still almost fired, explains today’s “Sun”. The Frenchman has finally lost the leadership support of owner Stan Krownke and CEO Ivan Gazzidis, which led to the official release of Wenger’s departure at the end of the season.
It came after negotiations between the two countries, which reached a deal, according to which the French manager will receive 11 million pounds, which are given to him under the contract for the last year that will not be executed and he will leave and thus avoid humiliating dismissal after 22 years of faithful service. Wenger had no desire to break with “gunners”, all the more so that Arsenal still has the chance to qualify for the Champions League in Europe League where it is in the semifinal against Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United – Tottenham
Manchester United faces Tottenham Hotspur in a first match from the 1/2-finals of the FA Cup. This game is going to be played at the Wembley Stadium in London. On the next day Chelsea are going to face Southampton in the other 1/2-final. Bellow you can read our vip soccer predictions today.
For both clubs the FA Cup is the only hope of winning a major trophy this season. You can be sure that both teams will be really motivated to win this clash and reach the final of the competition. And this is telling us that we shall expect a really thrilling game.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United reached the 1/2-finals of the FA Cup after beating Brighton & Hove Albion in the previous round. So far the season is not the most successful for United. The Red Devils lost the title race with Manchester City and they were kicked out from the Champions League and the Carabao Cup. How we said, right now the FA Cup could be the only major silverware they can win this season.
In the Premier League Manchester United are 2nd and they are favourites for clinching the 2nd place. Of course, it’s not much of a happiness for the club’s supporters to finish 2nd. And 2nd, especially after the big rival Manchester City.
Tottenham are in a similar situation. Most probably they are going to finish in the Top 4, but the FA Cup is their only chance of winning something. Tottenham are a club which is not winning trophies on a regular basis, so every prize is important for the Spurs.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the FA Cup semifinal between Manchester United and Tottenham. We shall expect a really thrilling game at the Wembley between two very capable and good teams. Good luck!
Guardiola: I have not come to change soccer in England
Manchester City Manchester United manager Josep Guardiola does not agree with some of his critics who do not approve of his style of play. “I have not come to England to change local football. I am pleased with the way we try to play and win trophies. If people like to watch – especially our supporters – it’s the best thing, “said Pep.
The Spaniard’s team triumphed with the title after Manchester United against West Bromwich a week ago. Thus again Guardiola becomes the champion before the end of the season, which is a prerequisite for relaxation in the remaining matches. “In the past, when I won the title earlier in the season, the next few games were not good for my teams. But the good argument for keeping the high level is that we can end the campaign with very strong results, “added Pep.
On Sunday, Swan receives Swansea for the championship, and then there are four more matches in the race, all of which are against lower-level teams, which may lead to a fall. “The best is now to defeat Swansea to keep the level. I am proud to be part of this great organization. The Premier League is so difficult to win because the battle is great, “added the manager at Etihad Stadium.
Officially: Wenger’s Arsenal era ends after the end of the season
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who has been at the top of the balls for nearly 22 years, will leave the club after the season, even though he has a contract for another year. The 68-year-old Frenchman himself announced the decision through a special address published on the club site.
“After a thorough reflection and conversation with the club, I decided that it was the right time for me to retire after the end of the season, and I am grateful to have had the privilege of serving this club for so many memorable years, managing the club with all my dedication and honesty I want to thank the headquarters, the players, the board of directors and the fans who have made Arsenal such a special club, and I urge supporters to continue to support the team by the end of the season to finish it in the best possible way. Arsenal, yes keep the values that this club has, you have my love and support forever, “wrote Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman was appointed on October 1, 1996, and since then he has led Arsenal in 1228 matches (823 in the Premier League). For nearly 22 years, Wenger won three times the title, seven times the FA Cup and seven times the World Championship. In 1998 and 2002 the “gunmen” reached a double. One of his remarkable achievements is in 2003/04 when Arsenal finished the entire Premier League season without any loss.
Majority owner Stan Kroonke described today as “one of the toughest” since his fate was linked to Arsenal. According to him, everyone who loves the club should always be grateful to Wenger.
Florent Malouda lost his appeal to Lausanne
Former French national Florent Malouda lost his appeal for his penalty due to his participation in the French Guiana national team in the Golden Cup tournament in the summer of 2017. 37-year-old Malouda is deprived of two-fight racing rights, it became clear after the decision of the Sporting Arbitration Court (CAC) in Lausanne.
Former Chelsea midfielder played in the duel between Guyana and Honduras on July 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The meeting ended with an official victory in favor of Honduras with 3: 0. Malouda has had 80 matches and 9 goals with the team of the French national team between 2004 and 2012 and knew he could not play for French Guyana nearly 10 months ago.
The Guyana Football Federation relied on Malouda to help the team in the group games of the Gold Cup tournament. Florent Malouda was born on June 13, 1980 in Cayenne, French Guyana.
Di Francesco replaced Conte in Chelsea?
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco and his Napoli counterpart Maruizio Sari are among potential deputies of Antonio Conte in Chelsea. London owner Roman Abramovich is already considering a change in the Conte after the season and is ready to replace him with one of the two Italian specialists, according to Daily Telegraph.
Napoli’s coach, Maurizio Sari, has already been linked several times with a Chelsea bench but Abramovich was delighted by Di Francesco, who impresses with his successes in Rome, bringing the “wolves” to the 1/2-final in the Champions League with Liverpool . In the course of the season, the Romans stood against Chelsea in the group stage of the tournament, defeating the “blue” 3-0 at Olympiacos.
Arsenal has offered a new deal to Wilshire
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the club has proposed a new contract for midfielder Jack Wilshire. However, the English national has not yet decided whether to accept it. “I do not know what is going on in his head, but the club wants him to stay here, so he has a new contract, but he has not signed, and the contract we have offered him is long-term and I hope he will accept it, Wenger told Wilshire, who has become a free agent since summer.
“It is normal for every player to want to be paid well and our policy is to keep the quality players, so I can assure you that they get enough money,” the Frenchman added. Wenger also said Arsenal’s goal to end the season is to finish in front of Burnley.
However, the Frenchman pointed out that Burnley manager Sean Dick and Manchester City champion José Guardiola are the two candidates for the “Manager of the Year” award. Arsenal on Sunday accepted West Ham in a 35th round of the Premier League, with an injured striker Henrik Mhitarian. The match group will be Aaron Ramsey and David Ospina, who have not been training in recent days. Wenger also said he would use the upcoming match for the club to use at the Atletico Madrid meeting next Thursday of the Europa League semifinals.
Several clubs from the English Premier League have a keen interest in Wilshire.
Torino – Milan
Torino hosts Milan in a game from the 33th round of the Serie A. Let’s have a look at this match in our vip soccer bets for today.
Torino are currently 10th in the Serie A with 46 points won. They have a record of 11 wins, 13 draws and 8 defeats. Alongside SPAL, Torino are the team with the most draws since the start of the season. In their last five games the Bulls have three wins, one draw and just one loss against Fiorentina.
Right now Torino are in a run of four consecutive games without a loss in the league. In their last game they made a 0-0 draw during the visit to Chievo. We can say that this team is in a good shape at the moment.
Milan are 6th in the Serie A with 53 points and a record of 15 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses. Here’s the moment to note that the Rossoneri are without a win in four consecutive games. In their last four matches Milan lost once and made three draws against Inter, Sassuolo and Napoli. Most likely the coach Gennaro Gattuso is not very happy with the results of his team lately, but at least Milan are still two points ahead of the 7th Fiorentina. For the last time they have won against Chievo – 3-2 at home.
Of course, Milan’s main goal at the moment is finishing in the Top 6 and qualifying for the Europa League again. They started the season with ambitions for a return to the Champions League, but they didn’t match their ambitions with a performance on the pitch.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Serie A game between Torino and Milan. Whatever you have decided about this clash, we wish you good luck.
Stoichkov pointed his favorites to the World Cup
Barcelona’s legend Hristo Stoichkov shared his favorites for the title of the upcoming World Cup in Russia in the summer. First he puts Spain and his other favorites are Germany and France.
“My biggest favorite of the world is Spain, then I put France and Germany. After them come Brazil and Argentina, “Kamata told Radio Mark.
He also talks about the independence of Catalonia, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Simeone and Neymar.
“I called for the independence of Catalonia as early as 1992. I have overtaken everyone and others can only breathe my breath. I also feel Bulgarian and Catalan. Catalonia opened her heart for me and I felt close to everyone there. Bulgaria and Catalonia are equally close to my heart, “Stoichkov said.
“Cristiano is an amazing athlete and no one can match him with the effort. He plays well, scores a lot of goals and takes care of his body every day. A big footballer has to constantly prove himself and he does exactly that, “Itso said.
“Diego Simeone is a great guy who does not take his pants off anyone. I will always be his friend. He invited me to his home and showed me how he trained Atletico. He suffers with this club. I will always have sympathy for Atletico because I was a friend of former president Jesus and his sons. When I was playing, the fans were jolting me, but they also applauded me when I got them, “added the Modern Left.
“Neymar chose to sign with PSG to win the Golden Ball. PSG is behind “France Football” and he thought he would win the prize, “Stoichkov concluded.
Man City threatened with the imposition of a two-window embargo transfer
The new Premier League champion Manchester City faces a real danger of being penalized with a ban on attracting new players for two transfer windows. The reason for this is the nine-month-long case study with the transfer of Benhammin Gare. The Argentine was attracted to the Citizens Academy the next day after he was 16 years old. However, his former club, Veles Sarsfield, accuses City of having acted unlawfully and has been in contact with talent when he was 15 years old. The case eventually came to the Sports Court of Arbitration, which according to the English media should rule over the next seven days. If the CAS judges in favor of the Argentine club, that penalty will be imposed on City.
Veles insists that the rule allowing transfers of players under 18 years concerns only the movement of young players between clubs in the European Union. From Etihad, they refer to Gare’s Italian passport and claim they have not violated the rights.
Similar sanctions have been imposed on Spanish clubs Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent years for having been convicted of allegedly violating the rules of attracting young players.
Valverde gave a break to four, but not to Messi
Ernesto Valverde left Gerard Picket, Sergio Buscques, Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic out of Barcelona for the home match against Celta Vigo on Tuesday. The Catalans have 11 points ahead of the pursuers and are being held for the Spanish Cup final against Sevilla on Saturday.
Barcelona is unbeaten in the league for 39 games and the exclusive series can end this week in Vigo. Last year, the Catalans lost 3: 4 this away, and another 12 months earlier allowed a humiliating loss of 1: 4.
Luca Din returned to the squad after an injury injury, while Alejande Vidal and Jerry Mina also found a seat in the Barcelona team after losing a 2: 1 victory over Valencia.
Deportivo La Coruna – Sevilla
Deportivo La Coruna hosts Sevilla in a match from the 33th round of the Spanish La Liga. Let’s have a look at this clash in our vip soccer bets for today.
Deportivo ressurected their hopes of survival after winning against Athletic Bilbao in the last round. For Clarence Seedorf’s team, this was a second consecutive win in the league. In this way Deportivo moved to 5 points behind the 17th Levante. It’s still a long shot for the club from La Coruna, but at least they kept their hopes alive.
Right now Deportivo have 26 points, being 18th in La Liga’s standings. Their only hope is beating Levante for the 17th place, but in order to do this they must keep winning. And against Sevilla it’s going to be difficult.
Sevilla continue to be unconsistent under the management of Enzo Montella. In their last game they made a 2-2 draw at home against Villarreal. Right now the Rojiblancos are 7th in La Liga with 47 points and being one point behind the 6th Villarreal.
In the beginning of the season Sevilla started their campaign with hopes for another Champions League qualification, but they won’t be able to make the cut this time. The Andalusians made too many mistakes during the campaign, so they will hope to be more consistent in the next one.
Of course, Sevilla’s season is still good – they reached the Champions League 1/4-finals and they will play against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final. So they still have a chance to win a trophy, although it won’t be easy against Barca.
These are our vip soccer bets for the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla. The match is important for both teams, although because of different reasons. Have a good luck!
Milan – Napoli
Milan welcomes Napoli in the big derby of the 32th round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s have a look at this match in our predictions football 1×2.
Milan are 6th in the Serie A with 52 points won so far. They have advantage of 2 points ahead of the 7th Fiorentina, continuing the fight for a qualification for Europa League next season. So far Milan’s record shows 15 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses. In their last five games the Rossoneri won twice, made two draws and suffered one defeat against the leader and champion Juventus.
After spending 200 millions in the summer, Milan hoped to return to the Champions League – a competition they really love. But it won’t happen, despite of the money which was spent for new players. Something more – the manager Enzo Montella was sacked by the board and replaced by the club legend Gennaro Gattuso.
Gattuso managed to stabilize the team and it’s expected to see him at this position next season as well. He didn’t do any miracles at Milan’s helm, but at least he made the team a little bit more consistent. Something which will be enough to see him signing a new contract perhaps.
Napoli on the other hand are still fighting for the title. Right now the Azzuri are trailing on 4 points behind the leader Juventus, so they still have some hopes. Of course, Juve are the big favourite right now, but Napoli can dream until the end.
Napoli’s record in the Serie A shows 24 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. In their last five games they won just twice, making two draws and suffering one defeat – against Roma.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Serie A derby between Milan and Napoli at the Stadio San Siro.
Salah: Roma fans love me, I can not wait to see Totty
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is happy to face his former Roma team. The draw sent the two teams against each other in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and the Egyptian can not wait to see his friends in the “wolves”.
“This is the team I played until last summer. I love fans, and they love me too. I often talk to some of the guys. We are good friends, “said Salah.
“Of course I have wonderful memories of my stay in Roma. I spent two very successful years, in each game we were pursuing the victory. I most want to see Francesco Totti again. He’s just incredible. I’m excellent with him, “said Liverpool’s top scorer.
Merseyside accept Roma on April 24, and the rematch is on May 2nd.
Emery confirmed the optimistic forecasts for Neymar
Senior coach of Pari Saint-Germain Unai Emery hopes at the end of the season to be able to use the star Neimar, who is currently curing an injury. The Brazilian striker admitted in an interview that his recovery is going very well, and in about a month he will be ready to play. The same was confirmed by the French media and Emery.
“Neamar will come back to us soon, and the results of his research are good, and when he is ready, he will surely want to play, and we can see him on the pitch at the end of the season,” said the PSG coach.
Neimar suffered a match against Marseille on February 25th. Since the start of the League 1 campaign he has 19 goals and 13 assists.
Real Madrid and Bayern are holding their chips for a place in the Champions League final
The European Collins of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid met at the 1/2 finals in the Champions League, ranking the draw in Nyon today. The other battle for the final comes out Liverpool and Roma. Meetings are on 24/25 April and 1/2 May.
The Bavarians and the Madrians have a rich history of their rivalry. The final chapter of this titanic struggle was written last season when “los Blancos” removed the Munich after many drama and scandalous judging decisions in the rematch. Bayern Munich coach Jup Hainkes returns to Santiago Bernabeu after losing weight to a European triumph 20 years ago. Players like Hames Rodriguez and Arien Robben have the settlement accounts with the Royal Club.
The other clash between Liverpool and Roma is also an interesting prequel. The Romans have one final in the European Champions Cup (1984) and then they bow their heads just after the defeat of the Merseyside. The Italians will look for revenge against the motivated team of Juergen Klop.
The current Real Madrid Real Madrid is following a third consecutive 13th crown after escaping from a famously failed home against Juventus. The German machine of Jup Hainkes is yet to show his power, as he has not seen equal resistance so far. Jurgen Klop’s revived Liverpool dreams of a new glory in his rich history. After defying the myth of the unbeaten Manchester City, Merseysiders are highly motivated to show their strength against a new, renowned rival. Italian Roma threw the big bomb with the removal of Barcelona, and drew for something bigger.
Semi-finalists have a total of 22 trophies behind, with only the Romans touching the big bowl.
1/2-finals in the Champions League (24/25 April and 1/2 May):
Bayern (Munich) – Real Madrid (April 25 and May 1)
Liverpool – Roma (April 24 and May 2)
Barcelona – Valencia
Barcelona against Valencia is the big derby of the 32th round of the Spanish La Liga. We will examine this clash in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Barca are very close to win La Liga again. Ernesto Valverde’s team is leading the standings with 79 points, being 11 points clear ahead of Atletico Madrid. The most impressive thing here is that Los Cules are still unbeaten in 31 games. They have a record of 24 wins and 7 defeats, which is a spectacular achievement.
Plus, Barcelona are playing against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final, so they have a realistic chance of winning a double in Spain.
Of course, Barca’s biggest regret right now is the team’s performance against Roma. Barcelona were kicked out from the Champions League, despite winning the first leg against Roma with 4-1. A shocking 0-3 defeat at the Olimpico sent Roma at the 1/2-finals, while Barca ended their participation in the competition.
It’d be curious to see how this loss will affect Barcelona against Valencia. The top players are going to be tired and there’s the psychological trauma as well. We can say that it’s a very good moment for Valencia to play at the Camp Nou.
Speaking of Valencia, they are in a really good form at the moment. The Los Che are third in La Liga standings with 65 points – one more than Real Madrid. But there’s something more – right now they are enjoying a run of five consecutive wins, which makes them the team in the best form in Spain at the moment. In their last match Valencia enjoyed a 1-0 win against Espanyol at home.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the La Liga derby match between Barcelona and Valencia. We wish you a good luck!
Atletico’s boss for Dibala: I’ve only seen him once
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Serreso said the club is not interested in Juventus star Paulo Diballa. In recent weeks, there have been reports of a possible transfer of the Argentine to Wanda Metropolitano. They were backed by the Madrid meeting between the striker and Diego Simeone.
“DiBalla is a great footballer, but I do not know him, I only saw him once in the game against Real Madrid a few days ago,” Serreso said. “Simeone has explained it all – they’ve seen each other in a restaurant, and they’ve just greeted nothing more,” added the boss to the mats.
According to the media, however, Atletico is actually considering making a bid for DiBalla, which could replace Antoine Griezman if the French move to Barcelona.
PSG saved with an own goal at the last minute
French Champion Paris Saint-Germain drew a dramatic 1: 1 draw at his visit to St. Etienne. Unai Emery’s team reached the point of last minute thanks to Mattio Debussi’s own goal. Before that, Remi Kabella opened for the hosts in the 17th minute, but he missed a penalty kick. In the second half, unforgivable misses of Essonne Cavani and Company kept the score unchanged until the last few seconds when Debussi sent the ball to his own door.
The Parisians played a whole second half with a man less when Presnell Kimpembe got a red card in the 41st minute. The guests started without part of their stars, but in front of the third loss of the season, Emery released Tiago Silva and Cavani.
Debussy was at the heart of a goal that St. Etienne led. He centered, PSG defenders did not clear well and Cable sent the ball to the net. The hosts continued to be more active and Alfonso Areola had to save the shots of Romain Amuma and Kevin Mone-Packe.
In the 29th minute, Kimpembe fouls in the Amouma penalty area, but Areoli reflects Kabel’s strike from the white point. Kimpembe got a second yellow card in the 41st minute and further complicated the task of Parisians.
In the second half the players of St. Etienne made a lot of passes and once the beam saved PSG after a blow to the reserve Oussama Tanane. In the 76th minute, Angel di Maria put on an empty door to Cavani, but the Uruguay fired at the top and held for a long time. Shortly after the end of the regular 90 minutes, Cavani could make a rematch, but Stefan Rufie saved his shot. However, the home team’s watchman had little to do when Toma Muehnie centered and Debussy turned the ball into the door of St. Etienne.
In the standings, PSG is a convincing leader with an asset of 84 points and St. Etienne is in 9th with 43.
A big scandal in Sporting – the players offended the president, he drove them out
Portugal’s Sporting (Lisbon) is shaken by scandals after Atletico Madrid last night lost 0: 2 in the first quarter of Europa League. The “Green and White” made flawed defenses in defense, but only two of them led to goals in the door of Rui Patricio.
The weak game has provoked the wrath of President Bruno de Carvalho and he sharply criticized the players with Facebook. Specific names were quoted as well. De Carvalho pointed Sebastian Coates and Jeremy Mathieu as the main culprit for defeat, and he also blamed Bas Dost and Fabio Coentrao for deliberately losing yellow cards to not play. But there was a reaction that the club boss could hardly expect. Players refused to appear in the morning practice and asked De Carvalho to come to the base and apologize to them.
Captain Rui Patricio wrote a long post at Instagram, in which he expressed his perplexity with the president’s words and assured that the team played with motivation and desire to win in every game. Similar texts in social networks published another 18 players. In response, De Carvalho announced that they were all removed from the team and will be punished.
“These spoiled children think their behavior will have no effect, but this time my patience is exhausted as well as that of the fans,” said De Carvalho.
Among the eliminated players are almost all the stars of Sporting, headed by Rui Patricio, Bruno Fernandez, Gelson Martins, Villiam Carvalho, Bryan Ruys, Seiddu Dumbia and Fabio Coentra.
The next match of the team is against Passo Ferreira on Sunday, but it is unclear what coach Jorge Jezeus is going to play for. If the 19 eliminated are not returned to the team, Sporting will have to play mostly with teenagers. “Lions” are third in the Primira League, and the loss of 0: 1 by Braga a week ago minimizes their chances of defeating Benfica and Porto for the title.
Most media in Portugal are of the opinion that the confrontation with the players will cost De Carvalhoo dearly and he will not remain in office, although he has done a lot for the club in recent years.
Sampdoria – Genoa
Sampdoria welcomes Genoa in the city derby of the 31th round of the Italian Serie A. We will examine this match and offer you our vip soccer bets for it.
Sampdoria are currently 7th in the Serie A standings with 47 points. They are 4 points behind the 6th AC Milan, so they still have a chance of finishing in the Top 6 and qualifying for the next edition of Europa League. But in order to do this, they must win and Milan must lose some points.
Sampdoria’s record at this moment shows 14 wins, 5 draws and 11 defeats. In their last five games Samp are not really very consistent – two wins and three defeats. In their last game they enjoyed a 2-1 win over Atalanta away from home. Now they will try to make it two in a row.
Genoa were in a difficult situation in the Serie A, but they managed to get back on their feet. Right now they are 12th in the Calcio with 34 points. In the matches played so far, they have 9 wins, 7 draws and 14 defeats. In their last five games Genoa suffered three defeats, recorded one win and made one draw.
In their last game Genoa achieved a 2-1 win over Cagliari at home. Lapadula and Iuri Medeiros scored the winning goals for the Griffons.
This is a fierce town derby which always offers some emotions to the fans. We don’t have reason to think that it’s going to be different now. Winning this match is also a matter of honour, so both teams would like to do it. Let’s see who is going to prevail.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Serie A derby between Sampdoria and Genoa. We wish you a good luck with this one!
Guardiola will make changes for United with the thought of Liverpool
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola did not hide the fact that the Champions League quarterfinals against Liverpool are much more important than the upcoming Manchester United derby. The coach plans to make changes to the team in view of this priority, although victory in the derby will secure the title of his team.
“I did an analysis of the Liverpool match. They played, as usual, at Anfield. The first 15-20 minutes were much better than us, but the first 25 minutes of the second half we played excellent. They have almost qualified for the semi-finals, but we have 90 minutes available. The door is almost closed, but there is a small gap. We will try, “Guardiola commented.
“We will choose a team to win, there is no doubt about it, but at the same time our thoughts will to some extent be directed to Tuesday. Whatever happens tomorrow, we will have six more opportunities to secure our title. Tomorrow’s victory, however, will help us prepare for the match against Liverpool, added the Spaniard. “Three big fights are coming, including the Tottenham match, in three days.”
Guardiola explained that it is unclear whether Sergio Aguero will be able to recover from the meeting with the Reds. After today’s training in City, the medical staff will assess whether the Argentine can play tomorrow. Pep supported his deputy, Gabriel Jezeus, who defied Liverpool as the weakest in his career.
“Gabriel is so strong. He knows I like him and I support him. Gabriel is 21 years old and he’s finished this week. You have to go through such difficult situations to become a better player. I do not agree with him. I think he plays well, “the manager said.
Mourinho: I will not hide
Jose Mourinho said he would not “hide” from Manchester United’s misfortunes this season. Tomorrow, his team will try to postpone the celebrations at Manchester City’s rival, who can win the title with success in the derby.
“My motivation is to finish second. We still have to guarantee a place in the quadruple. Mathematically, this has not happened. We have a good lead but it is not a mathematical fact, so that’s the first goal, but then I will not hide, Mourinho said. – Next season, finish second, third or fourth is the same. If you do not win the title but you qualify for the Champions League. We have been a second for many months and now it’s our goal. ”
Asked if he hoped the United-City gap would be lower next season, Jose said: “You see the points we have. We would normally be in the fight for the title but we are not, because City has a lot of points, which makes things quite difficult. ”
Mourinho refused to comment on the loss of Liverpool’s “citizens” during the week: “I’m not a commentator, I will not talk about this game.”
Clop is pleased with the outcome, but not with the Premier League program
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klop was pleased with a 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the first 1/4-final in the Champions League. He admitted he did not expect such a remarkable success, but at the same time attacked the Premier League bosses because of the “red” program that now has to face Everton on Saturday afternoon.
“We lost one player because of an injury and another because of a punishment, so I’m not completely satisfied. If we want to watch similar matches in Premier League, we need to consider changing the program. The match with Everton must be something good, not trouble. I have to think how to fill the composition for one of our most important season games. At the same time, if you do not play the best 11 on the pitch, you know what will happen, “said Clap.
“The result is unexpected, but we know we have to play football again. They did not create much, but we did not play too much football either. Now is only half time and 3: 0 is a good result. In the first part we were brilliant. That’s how football should look like. We knew about City class, but we knew we had our own trump cards. If we control the ball better against a team like Manchester City and do not lose it too easily, we will be closer to them in the league. We defended well and we attacked well, but I wanted to see more football. I’m not angry, it’s all right, “the German added.
He also commented on the injury of Mohammed Salah, who had forcibly left the field at the start of the second half.
“After the game, I asked him how he got to know him and he told me he was OK. Now we have to wait for the doctor’s diagnosis, not just his personal one. Right now I do not know how serious his trauma is. He came to me on the touch and told me he felt pain. That was enough and without even asking the doctor, I decided to replace him, “the mentor revealed.
Real Madrid with a bid for Manchester United
Real Madrid’s management has made contact with Manchester United, and the “white” have made an interesting offer to their English counterparts. According to the Manchester Evening News of Santiago Bernabeu, they have renewed their interest in David de Hea, and in addition they have registered a desire to attract Paul Pogba and Anthony Marcial if the Red Devils decide to separate with them. In return for Real, they offered United so-called. “first option” for three of Zinedine Zidane’s current players. This means that if a club makes an offer for one or more of these players, United will have the opportunity to take it if they pay the same amount. According to The Evening News, Gareth Bale is one name. The release does not reveal who the other two players are, but mentions that Old Trafford has an interest in Tony Kroes and Luke Modric, so one of them can be included in a possible exchange.
Manchester United, however, firmly refuses to part with David de Hea, who is expected to sign a new contract with the club very soon. It is very unlikely that Real will sell both Croos and Modric. Still, the Manchester Evening News does not rule out the possibility of Real and United playing in the summer.
Official: Gatuzo is again signed with Milan
Milan coach Gennaro Gatuzo and the club leadership have agreed to continue the contract of the specialist.
The coach of the Rossoneri will continue his work in the team until 2021, receiving 2 million euros per season.
“I am grateful for this opportunity. Without Marco Fasone and Massimiliano Mirabelli, I would not be here. I was given this opportunity and I am happy to be a coach of such a big club as Milan. I thank my footballers and colleagues and thank you for your confidence. I hope we will bring Milan back to the summit very soon, “said the joyful Gatouso.
The specialist brought the Rosoner in the final against Juventus for the Italian Cup, which will play on May 9th.
In addition, the 2006 World Champion recorded a series of 13 consecutive games without defeat at the head of the team, which however lags eight points from the fourth place in the A Series.
Neymar can play for PSG by the end of the season
Stammer Neymar will resume training in the next few weeks and may play for Paris Saint-Germain this season, French coach Unani Emery said. “Neymar will be able to train again in two or three weeks,” he said, quoted by the French Press Agency.
The Brazilian suffered a trauma in the Championship match against Marseille on February 25th, then underwent a surgery in his native Brazil. The big concerns were the involvement of the former Barcelona player at the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Del Piero is heading for a coaching career
Former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero is considering starting a coaching career. “I have not decided yet, but the coaching profession is making me more and more.” Many players of my generation became coaches, “Del Piero told the Italian press. Del Piero, 43, is a record player for Juventus, where he spent 19 years as a footballer.
No one expects the sensation on “Camp Nou”
Barcelona accepts Roma in the first quarterfinals of the Champions League and will try to solve everything around the final winner at Camp Nou. The Catalans are a step away from the title in La Liga, they are also in the final for the King’s Cup and have real chances to finish the season with a treble. They can definitely be happy with the draw, but Roma is not an understatement team and showed it in the group stage, finishing first in the company of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. Then the “wolves” dealt with Shakhtar (Donetsk) to catch up with their best achievement since the creation of the Shl.
Barca is the 1/4-final for the 11th consecutive time, which is a record in the tournament. In three of the last four years, however, the Catalans have dropped out at this stage. Roma, for the last time, was among the best 8 10 years ago. Both teams met in the groups in the 2015/16 season when Barcelona scored a defeated victory 6: 1. This is the only defeat of the “Jaloros” in their four matches with the Spanish Grand. Barca plays very successfully against Italy’s rivals at home and has no loss in his last 12 Camp Nou games against the A Series. Against Juventus at the 1/4-finals last season, the blaugranas recorded their first loss of an Italian opponent in 10 games. Then the Catalans retreated 0: 3 in Turin, but this season they took the same result in the group stage. In general, Barcelona has no home defeat in the Champions League since September 2013.
Roma last met a Spanish team in the European tournament elimination phase last season, eliminating Villarreal in the Europa League with a total score of 4: 1. Against opponents from Spain, the balance of the “wolves” as a guest is 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. Prior to the Karabakh success with 1: 0 in the groups, Roma did not win the tournament in 7 consecutive games. Barça mentor Ernesto Valverde did not bet on his best time at Seville’s weekend visit, but after entering Lionel Messi, the team turned the score from 0: 2 to 2: 2 and escaped first defeat in the league. The Argentine genius scored in each of the last seven Catalonian battles. He has a total of 100 goals in the Champions League and 12 in 19 matches against Italian teams.
Messi and Luis Suarez will lead the Barcelona attack tonight, and in the middle of the pitch will be missing the injured Sergio Buscakes. His place will be Paulinie, who will partner with Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic. Usman Dembele will also be the champion. Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba will be in defense, and Marc-Andre Stegen will be at the door. Roma has been in excellent shape in recent weeks, but the tie against Bologna (1: 1) was disappointing and did not allow the team to narrow its lag behind the second Napoli. Before the duel of Renato Dal’Ara, Alison kept his door dry in three consecutive games. The Brazilian will have a lot of work tonight and it depends largely on whether the “wolves” will leave with a positive result. The good news for Di Francesco is that Raja Ningolan, who injures Bologna, will be able to play. The same goes for Lorenzo Pellegrini. Young striker Hangji Yunder missed the championship match but will be the Champion of Camp Nou. Roma will rely heavily on One-Cheek’s top score and the defense to withstand Barcelona’s pressure.
Referee of the fight will be the relatively unknown Dutchman Danny McKelly.
Champions League, 1/4-finals:
BARCELONA – ROMA
BARCELONA (4-4-2): Terr Stegen; S. Roberto, Pique, Umutiti, Alba; Dembele, Paulinho, Rakitic, Iniesta; L. Suarez, Messi
Senior coach: E. Valverde
ROMA (4-3-3): Alison; Florentzi, Manollas, Fasio, Kolarov; Pelegrini, De Rossi, Stromotman; Uderder, Jack, Perotti
Senior coach: E. Francesco
JUDGE: Danny McKelly (The Netherlands)
STADIUM: “Camp Nou”
Mighty Cristiano erupted with a masterpiece and ruined Juventus
The winner of the Champions League in the last two seasons Real Madrid has ruined 3-0 as a visiting Juventus in the first 1/4-final match of the most prestigious European club tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Adal an advantage in the third minute after Isco’s assault. In the 64th minute the Portuguese made the score 0: 2 with a real masterpiece – a perfect back scissors. In the 72nd minute, Marcelo was correct for 0: 3, shaping the final result.
In the 66th minute removed from the game for the second yellow card was Paulo Diballa from Juventus.
The two teams scored their strength in the final year, when Real Madrid won 4: 1, and tonight Zinedine Zidane’s team again talked to “Old lady”. In this way, Juventus suffered a first home loss of 28 home games in Europe (the last one was in April 2013).
Medi Benatija and Miralem Pianic were punished in Juventus, while Federico Bernardeski missed the match because of an injury. Monsignor Zinedine Zidane’s coach could not count on injured Nacho Fernandez.
Juventus – Real Madrid + 52
Massimiliano Alighieri is in favor of Argentinean Gonzalo Igguin to lead the “Old Lady” attack, and Papita’s compatriot Paulo Diballa has also been in the starting lineup but has not stayed on the pitch due to her disqualification. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were the most offensive players in Real Madrid, being actively assisted by Isco.
Juventus – Real Madrid + 52
Already in the third minute the “white” who were in blue teams tonight, went ahead in the result. Isco centered from the left wing to Cristiano Ronaldo, who escaped from Juventus defense and immediately fired. Gianluigi Buffon was overcome, and the Spaniards realized a tremendous hit on a foreign land.
Juventus – Real Madrid 0: 1 + 52
In the 6th minute, Paulo Diballa found himself in a good position at the door of Kayor Navas, but Sergio Ramos with excellent intervention blocked the Argentine. In the 11th minute, Real was close to a second goal. Tony Kroos centered a corner kick and Rafael Varan fired his head but did not hit Buffon’s door. Shortly thereafter, the hosts threatened Navas’s door. Gonzalo Iguain got a finger on the right, and Rodrigo Bentankour got a chance to put his team up, but the young midfielder could not find the ball and he was blocked by the defenders.
In the 23rd minute, Allianz Stadium’s viewers saw the Iguaine equalizing the score, but no goal was scored. After a brilliant centering of Diwala’s foul, former Real-Eguain’s player fired from the air very close, but pointed the ball in the middle of the door, and Kayor Navas showed a great reflex and made a resolute rescue.
At the 36th minute the crossbar proved to be a good Buffon assistant. Tony Kroos, with a powerful kick out of the penalty area, shook the bar and barely reached Real to lead 2-0.
In the next few minutes, Cristiano scored dangerously on the right, and seconds later he was seriously shuffling in front of Real Madrid’s goal but no equalizing goal was reached.
At the end of the first part the hosts were allowed to make a direct free kick from a very good position, but Dibala fired at the wall. Seconds afterwards, Dibula tried an acrobatic but inaccurate stroke, and before the break there was another interesting stiffness over Navas, where the ball met Casemiro’s hand, but the referee, Jungate Chakar, felt he had no reason to take a penalty in favor of the Torinoes.
Juventus – Real Madrid 0: 3 + 52
Five minutes after the break, Cristiano saw a golden chance of 0: 2, but the Portuguese superstar’s land hit just a few centimeters away from the goal.
In the 55th minute, DiBalla fired with a foul, the ball creeps away from the wall, and almost came into the door of the opposite, Navas, who only looked helplessly as the ball passed inches out of the way.
In the 64th minute Cristiano made the score 0: 2 with a phenomenal goal. After centering Daniel Carvalhal’s right CR7 with a fantastic back scissors, he made Buffon helpless. Zidane himself caught his head after the Portuguese.
Two minutes after Ronaldo’s second goal red card received DiBalla and Juve stayed with 10 people on the pitch. DiBalla made a gross offense against Karvahal and received a second yellow card.
Juventus – Real Madrid 0: 3 + 52
In the 72nd minute Brazilian left back Marcelo made the score 0: 3. After a great attack, Marcello received a pass from Cristiano and despite Buffon’s attempt to stop him, the Brazilian finally managed to send the ball into the door.
Five minutes before the end of a defeat in Juve’s defense allowed Cristiano to be in a great position to make a hat-trick but the 33-year-old Portuguese did not pull the net behind Buffon this time.
By the end of the match, the reserve Mateo Kovacic hit a beam for Real and Buffon shot a shot of Cristiano Ronaldo, who in the time added made a huge pass and failed to realize a hat-trick, but played a big match at Allianz Stadio in Turin.
In the last few seconds, Navas saved an Iguaine hit, and shortly after, Juan Quadrado’s reserve lost a brilliant chance of a goal for the bianconers and the result remained unchanged – a classic victory for Real Madrid that can look calmly at the semi-final stage.
JUVENTUS – REAL MADRID 0: 3
0: 1 Cristiano Ronaldo (3)
0: 2 Cristiano Ronaldo (64)
0: 3 Marchelo (72)
JUVENTUS (4-2-3-1): Buffon – De Shilio, Bardzali, Chiellini, Asamoa (69-Manjukic) – Kedera (75-Quadrado), Bentankour – Douglas Kosta
REAL MADRID: (4-3-1-2): Navas – Karvahal, Ramos, Varan, Marcello – Modric (82-Kovacic), Kazemiro, Kroos – Isko (75-Asensio)
RED CARD: Dibala (Juventus, 66)
YELLOW CARDS: Bentankour, Dibala (Juventus); Ramos, Kovacic, (Real Madrid)
STADIUM: Allianz Stadium, Torino
JUDGMENT: Jungate Chakar, Turkey
Will Bayern break the Spanish curse?
Bayern Munich hosts Sevilla in the first match of the Champions League 1/4 finals in an attempt to put an end to the Spanish curse that bore over the Bavarians in the last four seasons.
Interestingly, in all four cases, Bayern is first a guest, and then fails to force his will into a revanch. Behringer executives played twice Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and Barcelona once. In Sevilla they are asked to complete the list, and coaches Vincenzo Montetella have increased confidence after eliminating Manchester United in the previous round after 0: 0 at home and 2: 1 at Old Trafford.
Sevilla has not reached the quarterfinals of the main European club tournament of the 1957/1958 season, when it retreats with a total score of 2:10 to Real Madrid. The Bavarians’ plan for Ramon Sanchez Pichuan’s match is to score at least a goal to make it easier for them to win. Over the weekend Bayern warmed up with a 6-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, and on a Saturday victory against Augsburg he would also secure the title in Germany.
Both teams have some staff problems. The duel for Sevilla will miss Ever Banega for punishment and Sebastien Corkia due to trauma. Outright for Bayern are the goal-keeper Manuel Neuer, Juan Bernat and Kingsley Commander.
The duel is the first between the two teams in European club tournaments. With his performance so far, Seville has shown he is not afraid of the grand prix, which promises an interesting and unpredictable clash this evening.
Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Langley, Escudero, Pisalo, Ozzy, Sarabia, Vasquez, Korea, Muriel.
Bayern Munich (4-3-3): Ulrich, Alabama, Hummel, Boateng, Kimich, Vidal, Martinez, Hames, Ribery, Lewandowski, Robben.
Juventus is coming out for a vendetta against Real Madrid
The Italian hegemony Juventus is coming out for a vendetta against the current European club champion Real Madrid in the expectations with the greatest interest 1/4-final of the Champions League. The first game is tonight in Turin, and the stands of Allianz Stadium will be met to the end.
Both teams played in the final of last year’s tournament in Cardiff for ten months, with Juventus crashing in the second half and losing by 1: 4. The Bianconers have traditionally performed strongly in the domestic championship, while Real Madrid has made a number of wrong moves and is currently fighting for a trophy only in the Champions League.
Megastar of “white ballet” Cristiano Ronaldo demonstrated a monstrous form in 2018, scoring 22 goals in the last 13 games. The Portuguese, however, will face one of the most robust defenses in the world. In the composition of Real as the title holder is expected to start Isco, which shone with a hat-trick for Spain in control against Argentina a week ago.
The team from Massimiliano-Alegre will not rely on penalties Miralem Pianic, and the last one will be Mario Manjukic. Over the weekend, Juventus warmed up for the Spanish Colossus with a prestigious 3: 1 win over Milan. Real Madrid did a 3-0 draw in the Las Palmas tournament.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane announced he wants the outcome of the clash to be resolved tonight in favor of his team.
Before the match, legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said he did not catch a dream because of the upcoming head-on strike with Cristiano Ronaldo and has nothing to worry about. The Portuguese has scored in Buffon’s door seven times in the five games that the two teams played from the 2013/2014 season to the Cardiff final ten months ago.
Sevilla – Bayern Munich
Sevilla hosts Bayern Munich in a first leg from the Champions League 1/4-finals. The game is going to be played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pisjuan in the city of Seville. Let us give you our vip soccer bets for this clash in the Andalusian capital.
Sevilla reached the 1/4-finals of the Champions League, surprising a lot of people by eliminating Manchester United. Most of the people expected that Man United won’t have any problems beating the Spanish side, but Sevilla proved to be a really competitive and good team. Now they will try to maek another huge statement against one of Europe’s top clubs Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile Bayern Munich didn’t have any problems against Turkish champions Besiktas. Just as it was expected, Jupp Heynckes team proved to be a much better team, reaching the 1/4-finals of the tournament. With Heynckes being once again at the helm, Bayern will try to win the Champions League after 5 years of waiting. When they won the tournament for a last time in 2013, it was once again Jupp Heynckes who was leading the team.
In the Spanish La Liga Sevilla are not doing very well. Enzo Montella’s team is performing in an inconsistent way, being 7th in the league standings. Sevilla won’t be able to participate in the Champions League next season, except if they don’t win the tournament. But it would be very surprising to see them doing it.
In their last five matches Sevilla won twice, lost twice and made one draw against Barcelona in the last round of the league.
Bayern Munich on the other hand are once again not having any problems in the German Bundesliga. They currently have 17 points advantage at the top.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Champions League clash between Sevilla and Bayern Munich.
Allegri: We will not seek revenge for the loss in Cardiff
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri co-starred in Real Madrid’s 1/4 defeat in the Champions League and lost 4-1 to Cardiff’s White.
The Bianconers take on the European club champion at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday evening at 21:45.
“The match tomorrow will not be a rematch for the lost final in Cardiff a year ago. In recent years, we have met almost all major teams and have achieved good results. When playing with the best in the world, you get an extra incentive. If we say that Real Madrid is a team composed of many phenomena like Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, we show the necessary respect, “said the specialist at today’s press conference.
“Unlike Cardiff, this clash will be in two games. The teams are almost the same. Tomorrow we will play at home and we have to take this opportunity. Sometimes it looks like Real lets you play, but then it’s ready to punish you.
We must try to stay in the match to the very end. The clash will be solved in two fights, so we have to be careful. I congratulate Zidane on the success she has achieved in such a short period. Tomorrow we will try to hold the ball, but if we have to defend ourselves, we will. The opponent is good when there are free spaces, but we are prepared and we will not allow such situations, Max Allegri added.
“To stop Ronaldo, the whole team must be at the top. He deserves compliments because he changed his position at 33 years and achieved great results, “the coach of the” old lady “finished.
Di Francesco warns Barca: We can beat everybody!
Senior coach of Roma Eusebio di Francesco told club TV that his team is capable of defeating everyone.
” Giallorossi ” are visiting Barcelona on Wednesday at 21:45. in a match of the 1/4 Champions League finals.
“I always want my team to play with identity. Our idea is to kill the opponent’s game. Setting is important. You have to want to dominate. Against Barcelona we have to show everything we can. If we play as we can, we are able to defeat everyone, “said Francesco.
“It is unlikely that you will participate in the 1/4-finals of the Champions League. We are happy because we have reached something that has not been achieved for a long time. We will play with the necessary respect because we know how strong the team is in Barcelona. Fear will not help us, “concluded the coach of the” wolves “in front of Roma TV.
Zidane did not exclude the possibility of returning to Juventus as a coach
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane did not exclude the possibility of returning to Juventus one day, but already as a mentor. The Frenchman played with the “Old Lady” team before being transferred to Real against a record amount for his time.
“Never say never. I am happy in the place where I am now. I think only about Real and I do not want to look so forward in the future, “said the Frenchman on the eve of the 1/4-finals of the Champions League against Juventus in Turin on Tuesday night. The duel is a repeat of last season’s Champions League final in Cardiff when Real won the trophy.
“This match does not matter now. We are in Torino to run a dairy match. Juventus has been a constant figure in recent years. They have a perfect team. We have to be very careful. Their team has not changed much, but the game will be quite different.
Our season is not the best “but I’m glad that Real is currently in good shape. The two clubs are similar in mentality. I know it because I played in both Juventus and Real” Zidane said.
Hertha and Wolfsburg slammed fans in Berlin
The late Saturday game of the Bundesliga game between Hertha (Berlin) and Wolfsburg ended without goals. Zero Equality is a real reflection of what happened on the pitch. Both teams were acting too cautiously, and the interesting situations at the doors were a real rarity.
Salomon Kalou and Vedad Ibishevich were closest to Herta’s goal but in the end, they did not have a victory at Olympiasdion in the spring. At the end of the match, Joshua Gilawagi of Wolfsburg received a red card.
In the rankings the “wolves” are in 15th place with 26 points and are among the threatened by falling. Herta is 10th with 36 points.
Manchester City did the right thing to win the title against United
Manchester City beat 3: 1 Everton as a guest and now has a real chance to win the title in a dream way – winning over City rival United in the derby next weekend. Currently, the “citizens” have a 16-point lead, and if they are successful against the “Red Devils” they will be unattainable at the end of the championship. Lorenzo Sane (4 ‘), Gabriel Jezeus (12’) and Rahim Stirling (37 ‘) decided everything in favor of the guests to the rest. Yannick Bollasie (63 ‘) celebrated the honor of “caramel”.
Morgan Schneiderlin and Dominik Calvert-Lewin were hosts. Joep Guardiola made a change – Eimeric Laporte started at the center of defense. John Stones and Sergio Aguero missed the match because of injuries.
The game started in a very convenient way for the “citizens” who led with two goals to the 12th minute. In the fourth Sane he discovered a great shot from the air after Silva’s centering. In the 13th minute, Everton was close to a balance, but Bollasie’s head shot over the bar. Immediately after that – about 30 seconds, the guests doubled their lead. Sane found De Broece on the right, and the Belgian assisted to Jesse, who was close to his head. The ball ricocheted in Pickford’s shoulder and went into his door – 0: 2.
In the 37th minute Silva received a lead on the left flank, then centered on Stirling, who did not make a mistake. There was doubt as to whether the Spaniard was in an ambush position but was not marked. In the 56th minute, Fernandinho hit a 30-meter heavy kick, the ball rattled in Calvert-Lewin’s shoulder and changed his trajectory, but Pickford did manage to react and kill.
In the 63rd minute the “caramels” fell from nothing. Bollasie shot at 25 meters, the ball crossed Walker’s feet, hit one beam, walked to the goal, met the other pillar, and entered Ederson’s door. Manchester City now has 84 points, and in the event of a success against United, the next Saturday could be the team that had previously secured the Premier League championship title. Everton is the ninth with an asset of 40 points.
Barca kept her halo when nobody believed
Barcelona’s team scored the 37th consecutive championship match without losing after scoring 2-2 at their visit to Sevilla in a match of the 30th Circuit of Primera. The Catalans lost with 0: 2 to 88 minutes, but Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored in a minute and left the Catalans unbeaten at the start of the season in La Liga. Franco Vasquez (36) and Luis Muriel (50) scored for the souls, and after the break, Vincenzo Montetella’s team missed the intrigue. In the end, the blagranas hugged Sevilli and the game ended without a winner. So Barca took another step to his 25th championship, drawing a point from Ramon Sanchez Pichuan.
Superstar Lionel Messi did not hit the starting 11 to avoid taking unnecessary risks. Usman Dembele came to the right of the “blue-red” assault. Ernesto Valverde put Philippe Coettinho on the left flank near Captain Andres Iniesta. Ivan Rakitic took over the functions of the injured Sergio Buscakes. Vincenzo Montella ranked 4-2-3-1 for the first goal for Луис Муриел. Jesus Navas returned to the field after several weeks of restoration.
The first good opportunity appeared in the third minute. Coutinho advanced to the left in doubt as to whether the ball did not leave the terrain. The game continued, the ball reached Luis Suarez, who fired a defender and shot to a nearby corner, where Sergio Rico experienced serious difficulties and dropped the ball – no joy added to his joy. In the seventh, the blancirochos guards were wrong and Andres Iniesta tried an instant transfer with a ball in which the ball flipped over the goalkeeper, but he stepped off the bar.
In the ninth Dembele handed over to Jordie Alba in the penalty area, he assisted Luis Suarez, who had a ball out of his keeper and shot immediately – the ball went very dangerously to the left beam. In the 16th, Muriel had the opportunity to fire his head from the small penalty area, but Alba was not pressured. In the 21st, the Andalusian team built a wonderful attack, Navas centering to the right, Joaquin Korea fought for the high ball and shot very dangerous, as the ball passed a few inches from the beam.The 24th Andalusians again built a nice speed action. Muriel advanced to the left but his stealth did not find a recipient. In the 33rd one of the most active Dembele invaded the penalty area and made a slight blow to the ground. A hundred seconds later, Samuel Umtiti stayed under the ball after centering from a static position. In the 36th Alba lost the ball, Navas fired to the left and centered on the far beam. There, Joaquin Korea mastered and found the uncovered Mud Vasquez, who headed for six meters and landed Marc-André ter Stegen – 1: 0.
In the 44th, Alba sought Uumtiti in the penalty area, he was centered on the second beam, where Gerard Pique attempted a strange strike close and was unsuccessful. At the end of the half-time, the game was frustrated and abusive.
The Montella boys started the second half fast. At the same time, the Catalans did not get well on the pitch after the break and received an early blow. In the 50th minute Ter Stegen took the ball a second time out of his door. After a happy ricochet, Sergio Escudero got to the ball and shot in the breast of the German watchman. The ball fell into the legs of Muriel, who took advantage of the uninjured defenders and shot at 13 meters, the ball deviated from Ubutiti’s leg, from the beam and landed in the net – 2: 0.
The 55th defense of the barcelona was again made for laughter. Jesus Navas rushed to the penal field, but there he was stopped by Ter Stegen and then by Pique of the goalie. Two seconds later Vasquez failed to hit the door in a great position. The 58th in the game showed Messi, replacing Dembele. Just a minute later, the Argentine threatened Rico’s door. After his combination with Kouttinho, the ball passed the goalie but stopped from Simon Kayer’s leg just ahead of Luis Suarez’s.
In the 60th Alba centered, Luis Suarez came to the ball, but from a small angle he could not score and hit the beam on the outside. In the 62nd “white-red” they organized a great counter, in which Muriel showed selfishness and fired aside. Three minutes later, Pique was “thrown out” and the los coules defeated. Ever Banega did not find the way to the door despite the wonderful premise. In the 71st Century, Kouttinho is on the right and Kayer again intervened before Luis Suarez.
The hosts did not come back in a deafening defense, and even more often they were in danger. The 79th Navas shot low but Ter Stegen kept the intrigue with a new strong rescue. In the 86th, Messi got into the penalty area but could not overcome the many legs. A minute later, Ivan Rakitic headed across the diagonal and hit a beam. In the 88th Suarez he found the right position in the penalty area, taking advantage of the cornering. The Uruguay knocked on the nearby network. Almost immediately after the center’s finish, Barcelona scored 2-2. Messi did not hesitate and kicked the 20-meter ball without delay, Rico did not see the situation well and was late as the ball passed to the goalkeeper’s hand. By the end, it was interesting in front of both doors, but no new drama came.
Both Barca and Sevilla are already looking at the Champions League. On Tuesday, Sanchez Pichuan arrives Bayern (Munich). The Catalans have a seemingly lighter obstacle in the face of Roma.
Ancelotti waits for a Premier League offer
Renowned Italian specialist Carlo Ancelotti expects the Premier League offer, which will likely take him away from the national team squadra squadra, writes ItaSportPress.
The name of Carleton is strongly associated with the responsible position of a senior coach of the Italian national team, who is in serious crisis after the lost barrage for a place in the World Cup 2018.
The paper says Ancelotti waits for Chelsea and Arsenal, where Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger appear to be leaving after the season.
The 58-year-old Italian was fired from Bayern Munich in October.
3 weeks out of play for a Barcelona player
Barcelona defender Luka Din will not play in the next three weeks, the club said. The 24-year-old footballer has a thigh trauma he received during the control between France and Colombia a few days ago. The examinations made today by Barca doctors have shown what this is all about.
In principle, the Frenchman is not among Ernesto Valverde’s holders and his absence should not affect so much the team, who is almost sure champion in Spain, the final is for the Cup of the country and is the 1/4-final in the Champions League .
Since the start of the La Liga championship, Liuka Din has only 522 minutes on his account.
Four more Barcelona players have problems after the international meetings – Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Mark André Ter Stegen. So far, however, there is no more information on their condition.
25 years of Totti’s debut
Today, just over 25 years ago, the legend of Roma Francesco Totti played his first match for the “wolves”. The Prince of Rome emerged as a reserve in the 87th minute in a 2-0 victory over Brescia. Then Totti was only 16 years, 6 months and 1 day, but get a chance by coach Vujadin Boskov and so began his story, turned him into an icon for fans of “dzhalorosite.” The former Italian national scored a total of 618 matches in the A Series before releasing at the end of last season. He scored 250 goals in the Italian elite, and in all tournaments his hits were 307 in 785 fights. The 2006 world champion’s statistics include 15 red cards.
A head shot passes between the goalkeeper’s feet
Moldovan youth team lost 0-4 in their visit to Croatia in a match of the Euro 2019 qualifiers. The match will be remembered with a curious goal made by Nikola Vlasic in the 50th minute. He played with his head the ball, which headed to the right beam.
Moldovan goalkeeper Nicolai Chemotari reached out to catch her after her landing, but the ball thumped a treacherous pass between his legs and went into the net to the horror of the breeder who stared unbelievingly at the bench. Moldova lost the chances of falling European and played only for its honor.
Kieza: There was a penalty for Italy
Fiorentina striker Federico Kieza was pleased with the equality in the control between England and Italy, played late last night. The Skuadra Adzura and The Three Lions ended with a 1: 1 result from the mythical Wembley, and Keise was the main contributor to the equalizing goal at the end of the game, winning a penalty in the 85th minute by Lorenzo Insierie.
Although the situation in the criminal field was watched on video, there remained serious doubts about the correctness of the Chief Judge’s decision.
“Immediately I realized that there was a penalty when the rival came to my feet, and we deserved to be equal.” Looking at the positions we had, we could win, “said Kieza to Rai Sport.
“I was very keen on the equalizing goal, and in terms of our form, this draw gives us additional incentive, I am happy with the team’s behavior in the first half, and we could have made the result with Ciro Immobile.” the star of La Viole.
“If we scored one of the positions we had, the result would be quite different, we did well in the middle of the field, but England led us by mistake, and the team is reacting in the best way,” he concluded. Kieza.
Ronaldinho revealed why he chose Barcelona ahead of Manchester United
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho revealed interesting details from the time when he was wearing the shirt of Paris Saint-Germain. In 2003, Dnyo was very close to transferring to Manchester United, but eventually chose Barcelona. At the same time, one of the “red devils” stars, David Beckham, signed with Real Madrid and the Manchester United manager at that time, Sir Alex Ferguson is close to leading Ronaldinho to Old Trafford. The Scot, however, was overtaken by Catalan President Sandro Rossel, who managed to attract the Brazilian magician to Camp Nou.
“It almost happened. It was a matter of 48 hours, but Sandro Rossel had asked me long before I got the offer: “If you become President of Barcelona, will you come?” I said yes”. It was a matter of details with United when Rossel called to say he won the election. And I had promised him that I would play for Barca. There was a quick negotiation. I told the English that I had chosen Barca. That was the right choice. The Brazilians have always loved Barca. We have a history there. Outside the terrain there is no such place in Europe, so we are always happy to play there. I miss Barcelona very much, “Brazilian football icon told FourFourTwo.
Ronaldinho also revealed something curious – in 2011 he had talks for a transfer to the English club Blackburn Rovers, but eventually chose to return to his home country.
Italy announces the new coach at the end of May
Italy’s football federation will announce the name of the new coach of Scuadra Azzurra on May 20th, Alessandro Costaktura, vice president of the headquarters, said.
“We will say the name of the new coach on May 20. If we find Better than Di Biagio, we will sign with him,” Costaqurta said, quoted by Italian media.
As it is known, Italy failed to qualify for the Mondiale 2018 and the breeder Jampiero Ventura was fired. In his place, Luigi Di Biagio was temporarily appointed, who debuted with Argentina’s 0-2 win in the control on Friday.
Spaniards will win 125,000 euros in the World Cup
The Spanish national and the Spanish Royal Federation have agreed on the prizes of the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. If Yule Lopethegi’s boys win the World Cup, everyone will get a “net” premium of 125,000 euros, AS newspaper reported. When ranking the elimination phase, each of the Iberians will collect 30,000 euros.
In a lost final on July 15, the Spaniards will receive 95,000 euros.
In France: Luis Enrique refused PSG for Chelsea
Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique will head Chelsea, the Le Parisien newspaper said. The author’s report reveals that the Spaniard is in advanced negotiations with Marina Granovska, to which Roman Abramovich relies to bring things to a successful end.
Luis Enrique is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in England and has therefore refused an offer from Paris Saint-Germain. In recent months, he has gone to English lessons to make sure he has no problems communicating with players after moving to Stamford Bridge. Enrique has reduced his initial salary requirements, but has received guarantees from Abramovich’s right hand that he will have enough funds for a strong selection.
One thing is for sure – Antonio Conte will leave Chelsea after the season. The Italian made the championship last year, but since then his relationship with management has worsened and the results in the current season are far below expectations.
Sanetti: The story of Inter can not be deleted
Inter’s legend and current vice president of the club, Javier Sanetti, commented on the vandal act, after which Milan’s newly created “Inter Milan Wall” was spoiled. The work in question, created on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the “Nerazzurri”, depicts football players who have left their mark in Inter history. Days later, however, it was corrupted by the vandals who flooded the graphite with red paint.
“I would not define the people who created this vandal act as football fans. This wall is a great piece of work. It is Inter’s DNA and that’s the most important thing. The story can not be deleted. There are many ways to celebrate a successful history with past and present champions. Now all our thoughts are aimed at our goal of finishing the championship in the places eligible to participate in the Champions League, “said Sanetti to Premium.
Batistuta returned to Florence
Fiorentina and Argentine football legend Gabriel Batistuta returned to Florence and watched the training of his favorite team, held at Artemio Franky. A few days ago King Lion took part in a charity meeting of ” Stadio Olimpico ” between Italy and a world team, returning to the field after nearly 15 years.
Batistuta gave a special interview for La Viola’s club television, in which he talked about his impressions of the team’s presentation and the tragic death of David Astori.
“I am happy to be here. It’s been nearly 20 years, but it’s always nice when you come back. Fiorentina plays very well, although ranking is not that good. Astors? I can not describe what I think. It was a huge tragedy that the whole world spoke about. There are things that are much more important than a lost game. Giovanni Simeone? He builds his career and is doing well. It is clear that the typhoons want everything to happen at the moment, but that is impossible. He must be given time to get to Florence and Fiorentina. I’m sorry that Italy will not participate in the World Cup 2018, but I hope that Argentina will be able to win it, “Batistuta said.
Juve will score strength with the best of MLS
Juventus will be Europe’s representative at the MLS All-Stars event, which will be held on August 1 this year in Atlanta. Italy’s current champion will face the top American footballers of the Mercedes-Benz Steady-state championship.
The meeting between the “bianconers” and the MLS formation was reflected in Twitter’s social networks and official Twitter profile.
Liverpool had a lead in the battle for Jorginho
Liverpool is in the best position against his rivals in the transfer battle for Napoli Jorginho’s midfielder, Mirr said. The Brazilian with an Italian passport is in the eyes of Manchester United and Arsenal, but Anfield is confident that he would be the perfect replacement for Emre Zhang. Brazil’s Liverpool performance has been a successful tradition. An example of this in recent years is Lukas Leyva, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino, who is a key figure in the current composition of Juergen Clop. It is this tendency that puts Liverpool in the role of a favorite for Jorginho’ signature, Mirr suggests.
Currently, Jorginho is in Manchester with Italy’s national team, which will play Argentina with Etihad and England with Wembley. This is a great opportunity for candidates to try to tempt Napoli’s midfielder with her suggestions.
According to Mirror, Clop has two more options for the post. The first is Jean Michel Seri from Nice and the other is Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
Germany presented reserve team for the 2018 World Cup
Germany’s national team will play in green and white at the World Cup in Russia when the colors of the opponent are similar to those of the Bundestima. Yesterday there were photos of some German nationalists posing with new jerseys.
It is obvious that the collar is like the model of the reserve teams of Italy’90. However, the quarks on matter are different from the “Italians” – such were the titular T-shirt for the Confederations Cup a year ago.
We remind you that the white T-shirts of the world champions for Russia 2018 are inspired by those for the Mondial 90s. The difference is that the current model is entirely in white and black. In addition, the chest lines are facing the shirt 28 years ago and do not continue to the shoulders and back.
There is no break for Messi: he will play against Italy and Spain
The Barcelona and Argentine superstar arrived in excellent condition at the national team camp in Manchester. Leo has not missed any training since the start of the game, and everyone is expecting to be the champion of both “albisseleste” controls against Italy and Spain.
La Pulga also wants to be dealt in the Los Guccios check-up, which will be penultimate rehearsals before the World Cup in Russia. Gonzalo Iguaine is also in perfect physical shape and will play in both friendly matches.
Mourinho was not fascinated by Pogba’s surprise
The theme of the strained relationship between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba was again taken up by the English media, despite the attempts by both of them to show that everything was wrong between them. It was exactly such an impression that the Frenchman tried to create after the Liverpool derby when he interrupted the special interview to congratulate him. The Portuguese, who was pleased with the victory over the Merseyside, replied with a surprise smile, but then, in the dressing room, he raged on Pugba. The midwife was reproached in the fact that his behavior was a disrespect.
After this one-time incident, Pugba, who missed the derby because of an injury, was not the title of the two subsequent Manchester United matches. Against Sevilla he entered the 60th minute, while Brighton did not appear in the game.
Old Trafford worried that Alexis could repeat the fate of Di Maria
Alexis Sanchez’s transfer to Manchester United was greeted with great enthusiasm by team fans who accepted the deal as a direct victory over Manchester City’s rival. So far, however, the 29-year-old Chilean has been disappointed at Old Trafford, scoring just one goal in ten Red Devils. Besides, the former Arsenal player has come to the spotlight several times with negative records as to how often he loses the ball in one match. The difficulties Sanchez faces with his adaptation to United have already disturbed the governing factors in the club, the worries being that the Chilean may repeat the fate of Angel di Maria. The latter was attracted to Real in 2014, against a record £ 59.7 million for a British club. After an incompetent season in England he was sold to Paris Saint Germain for 44 million.
According to the Daily Mail, the headquarters are very surprised at how isolated and gloomy the Chilean is, who does not make enough effort to integrate into the new environment. An example is his behavior during the lunches of the training base where Sanchez usually feeds on his own.
“Alexis looks like a man who does not want to be here, and things do not look good, he looks like a boy who’s lost,” said Di Maria, “according to a source from the club.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, however, is confident that the player with the highest salary in the Premier League will show his true qualities next season.
Barcelona – Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona will try to make another step towards the title in La Liga, hosting Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this clash.
Barca are a convincing leader in La Liga with 72 points and 8 points advantage in front of Atletico Madrid. After winning the derby with Atletico, it’s clear that the Los Cules are going to celebrate with the title. It’s hard to think that Valverde’s team could miss out on such an opportunity.
So far Barca are unbeaten in the league. They have a record of 22 wins and 6 draws since the beginning of the campaign. In their last five games Barcelona are almost perfect – four wins and one draw against Las Palmas away from home.
Now Ernesto Valverde will meet his former club at the Camp Nou, after beating them once at the San Mames Barria.
Athletic have a difficult transition season after Valverde left to manage Barca. Right now they are 12th in La Liga with 35 points, which is a serious underachievement for such a big club. The Basques have a record of 8 wins, 11 draws and 9 defeats since the start of the campaign. In their last five games they won twice, lost twice and made one draw – a perfect example of their inconsistency this season.
In their last game the Basques won against Leganes with 2-0. It was a fine performance by Athletic. The game was won with two goals from the experienced midfielder Raul Garcia.
Barcelona’s fans are expecting another win in the league, which they believe is already theirs. And we shall think that Barca won’t make a mistake – they know that the league is very close.
These are our soccer betting tips for today for the La Liga match between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.
Milan – Chievo
Milan hosts Chievo in a match from the 29th round of the Italian Serie A. Let us give you our vip soccer bets for this clash.
Milan are currently 6th in Serie A with 47 points won. The Rossonerri have a record of 14 wins, 5 draws and 8 defeats. This is not what Milan hoped for after spending 200 million for new players in the summer, but it is what it is.
We shall say that lately Milan are in a terrific form. Right now Gennaro Gattuso’s team is enjoying a run of four consecutive wins in the league. The last of them was recorded against Genoa. Before this Milan won against Roma, Sampdoria and SPAL. In these four games Milan also did not concede a single goal, which is a great compliment for Gattuso and his work.
Of course, right now Milan are not in their best mood, because the team was eliminated by Arsenal in the Europa League. Milan hoped to win the competition and return to the Champions League, but Arsenal proved to be too strong for them.
What Milan can do now is keep the 6th place and participate once again in Europa League next season.
Meanwhile Chievo are 16th in Serie A with 25 points won so far. Their fight for survival continues. Right now the Flying Donkeys are just one point above the 18th Crotone and the relegation zone, so for them the danger is real. Chievo really need some points at the moment.
In their last five matches Chievo are pretty bad – they have won once against Cagliari, but meanwhile they suffered four defeats. Including against Hellas Verona in the previous round.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Serie A game between Milan and Chievo at the Stadio San Siro.
Augsburg – Werder Bremen
Augsburg hosts Werder Bremen in a match from the 27th round of the German Bundesliga. Let’s concentrate on this clash and we will provide you with our vip soccer bets for it.
Augsburg are doing fine this season. They are currently 8th in the Bundesliga with 35 points won. They have a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 9 defeats since the beginning of the campaign. In the beginning their main goal was survival, so they are doing pretty good at the moment, being positioned in the middle of the table.
In their last five games Augsburg won once, made one draw and suffered three defeats. But in their last game they enjoyed a great 3-1 win during the visit to Hannover 96.
If Augsburg are able to make a really strong push until the end of the season, they even have chances to attack an European qualification. Augsburg are currently just 5 points behind the 6th RB Leipzig and a possible Europa League participation for next season.
Werder Bremen on the other hand are 13th in the Bundesliga with 30 points won so far. They have a record of 7 wins, 9 draws and 10 defeats since the start of the campaign. Right now Werder are just 5 points above the 16th Mainz 05 and the relegation playoff spot, so their fight for survival is still not over. They still have to win some points until the end of the campaign in order to be sure that they will stay in the division.
In their last five matches Werder won three times, made one draw and lost once. In their last game Werder enjoyed a 3-1 win over Koln at home.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Bundesliga clash between Augsburg and Werder Bremen.
The Europa League Draw
Today will be clear the pairs of the 1/4-finals of the second most powerful European club tournament – Europa League. The draw, which will be withdrawn at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, starts at 14:00 Bulgarian time. Eight teams from eight different countries – Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, CSKA (Moscow), RB (Salzburg), Olympique Marseille, Lazio, Sporting (Lisbon) and Riga (Leipzig) will take part in it.
Surprisingly, the teams from Borussia (Dortmund), Lyon and Zenith, who were even nominated as favorites for winning the race, dropped out of the tournament.
The first matches of the next phase will be played on April 5, and the revans are on the 12th. The final is on May 16 in Lyon.
Here is the lot:
RB (Leipzig) – Olympique Marseille
Arsenal – CSKA (Moscow)
Atletico Madrid – Sporting
Lazio – RB (Salzburg)
Totti: I miss the moment when I put soccer shoes and go out on the pitch
Legend of Roma Francesco Totti admitted that he still has difficulty getting used to the thought that he has finished his competitive career. The symbol of the “wolves” revealed that he most missed the moment when he shooted his soccer shoes and stepped into the field. Totti gave an interview to the Serie A site, in which he talked about his new role as a director in Roma and his beloved city of Rome.
“Rome is the most beautiful city in the world, there is a sea, there are mountains, sun, nice people, I have never left Roma and Serie A because I have just dreamed to wear only one jersey – that of Roma, but I’m lucky I’m still on the pitch, I’m in the dressing room, talk to the coach, I’m attending the team’s training, “he said. Totti.
Lazio has done the job of revenge
Lazio’s strong season continues with a standings for the Europa League quarter-finals. This happened after the team succeeded in defeating Dinamo (Kiev) from the second attempt. This evening in the rematch, the Italian team made a 2-0 draw as a guest in Ukraine, compensating for that 2: 2 a week ago in Rome. Both goals fell after the corner kick. Lukas Leiva scored first in the 23rd minute, and Stefan de Fray scored seven points before the end.
Simone Indzagi’s team completely deserved their ranking in the next phase, and had much earlier to ensure their peace. However, a number of omissions – especially Ciro Immobile – kept the intrigue almost to the end.
The guests were without Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, who was traumatized. However, Ciro Immobile was in perfect shape.
For the Ukrainians the title was Junior Moraes, who fixed the final result of “Olympiacos” and so gave a slight advance to his team. At the first meeting the former CSKA striker was not in the starting 11.
Immobile could find out in the 8th minute when he walked alone against the goalie, passed it, but then Tamas Cadar stopped the strike. After another eight minutes, the Italian striker again fired, but this time the ball went past the beam.
The Biancolates’ pressure resulted in the 23rd minute when surprise Lukas Leiva knocked his head to a corner from the corner – 1: 0 for Lazio.
Two minutes later, the Italians claimed Mickita Bourda’s misconduct against the Imobile goalkeeper, but the referee, Jesus Hill Mansano, was silent.
Dynamoci were on a step in the 29th minute when Senad Lulic lost the ball in front of the penalty area and followed a parabolic jump by Viktor Tsigankov, who flew inches from the goal.
In the 34th for a while Luis Alberto punished Kiev directly from a corner kick but keeper Dennis Boiko managed to intervene.
Despite the fact that Lazio led to the result, Simone Indzagi’s team continued to attack and in the 38th minute Felipe Andersson handed the ball to Immobile, who for several meters showed unconceivable speed and failed to shoot.
The same was repeated four minutes later, and this time Immobile tried to roll the ball past the watch of Dynamo, but he reached out and reflected.
Only a few seconds later, the “eagle” gallop again proved to be alone against Boyko, trying to pass it, but he stopped the ball with his hand. This happened around the boundary of the box and led to a controversy over whether it was out of the box, but the Spanish judging brigade again did not mark a violation of the rules.
The second half began with the home side, but after a corner, the ball went out.
In the 51st extraordinary pass he created the right-wing midfielder of Lazio Patrick, who had to hit the goal but for a few meters over the beam.
It was only after this episode that the Ukrainians managed to put the game in the front position, because 0: 1 was throwing them out of the tournament.
The guests already played mostly against the counterattack, and in such an action in the 71st Andersson fired at the goalkeeper instead of handing it to Immobile.
A minute later, Mbokani and Tsiganko missed Dynamo for good situations.
The stadium rose to the ground in the 78th minute when Derles Gonzalez tied several players to Lazio and shoved dangerously but the chance was not with him and the ball did not hit the door.
In the 83rd minute, the lasists showed a well-rounded corner kick, where De Fry directed the ball into the 2: 0 net, making it all.
The draw for the 1/4-finals is on Friday.
Besiktas goes for his honor against Bayern
This evening at 19:00 is the match-off between Besiktas and Bayern from the 1/8-final in the Champions League. The match seems more than protocol because the Bavarians defeated their rival with Allianz Arena 5: 0. Today the Turks will play mainly for their honor and will try to show that they are not just boxing pears for the big ones.
In fact, today’s meeting will be a chance for Besiktas to try to achieve the first defeat against Bayern on the Champions League level. In the previous three games, the “Eagles” have recorded three losses, with no one goal scored (0: 9 goal difference).
However, the task of the hosts will not be easy. Bayern is in super form lately. Juppe Hainkes has earned 14 of his last 15 matches, including his last 5 Champions League games. In addition, the Bavarians are the team that holds three of the record wins (with a total result of both matches) in the tournament – 12: 1 against Sporting (Lisbon) in 2008/09, 10: 2 against Arsenal in 2016/17 and 7-0 against Shahor (Donetsk) in 2014/15
What can give hope to the Turkish Grand Prix is Bayern’s statistics in the tournament. The Germans have only 1 win in their last 10 games away from the home of the elimination phase. In the other 9 matches, the team recorded 4 draws and 5 losses.
Today the hosts can not count on the injured Dusko Toshich and Pepe, while Domagoji Vida is punished for the red card received at the Allianz Arena in the first match.
Guest coach Jup Hainkes will be deprived of the services of long-injured Kingsley Commander and Manuel Neuer, while Cohen Tolizo and Hamas Rodriguez are also in question about the Istanbul meeting.
Champions League, 1/8-final, rematch:
BESIKSTASH – BAYERN (in first match 0: 5)
BESHIKTAH: Fabry, Gokhan, Medel, Nedip, Adriano, Hutchinson, Tolga, Quaresma, Talisca, Babel, Negredo
BAYERN: Ulrich, Kimmich, Zule, Hummel, Alabama, Tiago, Muller, Hames, Ribery, Wagner
Stadium: “Vodafone Park”, Istanbul
Judge: Michael Oliver, England
Can Chelsea confuse Barca?
This evening is one of the most interesting clashes in the 1/8-final phase of the Champions League. Barcelona meets Chelsea in a rematch match on its Camp Nou. The first event in London ended with a score of 1: 1, giving the Catalans a slight advantage, but the English do not come as doomed and believe they can confuse the bets of one of the tournament favorites.
Chelsea has shown that he can play as a draw with Barca in the first match of Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte’s players even beat their rivals, but one mistake helped the guests to go with a positive result. Now, the Rondonians must repeat their performance, and maybe they will have to show even more if they want to deal with Messi and a company.
The two teams know each other well, as they have often stood up against each other in recent years. This will be the 14th match between them in this tournament, with only two more matches with more matches between the two teams – Bayern – Real Madrid (18 games) and Barcelona – Milan (15 games).
Statistics show, however, that the English champion has a real chance today to move away from the Catalan capital. Chelsea has not lost from Barcelona in the last 6 games between the two teams in the Champions League (2 wins and 4 draws). All four draws were achieved at Camp Nou.
On the other hand, however, there is another point of view that is unlikely to please the English. So far, 68% of the time when the first match ended with a 1: 1 score, the rebound host continued.
There is only one question in Barcelona, and it is related to veteran Andres Iniesta. The latest announcements are that he has a chance to play tonight, but coach Ernesto Valverde has announced he will only be allowed to play if he is sure the player is 100% ready.
Guests arrive in Spain without injured Ross Barkley and David Lewis. All other players of Antonio Conte are healthy and he will be able to choose the optimal team.
Champions League, 1/8-final, rematch:
BARCELONA – CHELSES (in the first match 1: 1)
BARSA: Ter Stiegen, Roberto, Pique, Umutiti, Alba, Paulinho, Rakitic, Busquet, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi
CHELSES: Courtois, Rüdiger, Christensen, Aspilquita, Fabregas, Cante, Alonso, Moses, Villian, Pedro, Azar
Stadium: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Judge: Damir Skomina, Slovenia
Another great recognition for Paolo Maldini
Legend of Milan and Italy Paolo Maldini received another great recognition. The Brilliant Defender already has his “Street of Glory” at the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) in Rome. “It is a great honor for me to be part of CONI’s” Street of Glory. “Thanks for this important recognition, Maldini wrote on her own Facebook page.
“Only to look at his successes, they are shivering: He won – 7 times the Scudetto, 5 times the Champions League, the record eight of the finals in the Champions League, and he is honor and pride for the entire Italian sport,” commented CONVI President Giovanni Malgao.
As is well known, Maldini has over 1000 official matches with the teams of Milan and Italy. In addition to the great footballer, CONI awards four of his great athletes – the volleyball legend Samuel Papi, as well as the Olympic champions – the swimmer Massimiliano Rossolino (200 meters of swimming combined, 2000 in Sydney), the ladies – Luigi Becali (1500 meters, 1932 in Los Angeles ) and cyclist Ercolle Balthazani (1956 in Melbourne).
From now on, the total number of Italian sports with a place on “Street of Glory” to “Olimpico” has become 117.
Roma can not count on Alison only against Shakhter
The Italian Roma accept Shakhter Donetsk in the rematch of the 1/8-finals of the Champions League tonight at 21.45 in Rome. The first match in Ukraine ended with Shakhtar 2: 1 success, and the “wolves” can be glad they did not lose more thanks to their phenomenal goalkeeper Alyson.
Roman Eusebio di Francesco coach is expected to bet on the team with which he started in the first game, but to change the 4-2-3-1 pattern to 4-3-3.
Shakhter are also positively upset before the game, saying they are coming to Rome not to keep the outcome of the first match, but to score a score for them. The bet for both teams is enormous – the winner will receive 11 million euros from the prize pool outside what has been done so far.
Both teams will play for the sixth time in each other in the Champions League, with the balance so far being strictly in favor of the Ukrainians – 4 to 1 wins. The only victory of the “wolves” is from the group stage in the 2006/2007 season when they beat home with 4: 0, and with the loss they lost by 0: 1.
In 2010/2011 the two teams are again in the elimination phase, with Shakhter winning two victories. Whether it’s the time of the rematch to come to understand tonight.
Roma: Alison, Florence, Manollas, Fazio, Kolarov, Nangolan, De Rossi, Strootman, Junger, Jacob, Perotti.
Shakhtar Donetsk: Piatov, Ismail, Rakitski, Ordec, Butko, Stepanenko, Fred, Bernard, Tyeson, Marlos, Ferreira.
They compared Buffon with Maradona
Former Juventus and Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerico compare the 40-year-old goalkeeper of “Old Lady” Gianluigi Buffon with Argentinean legend Diego Maradona. Juventus, 32, Juventus, 32, hopes Buffon will not put an end to his professional career after the end of the season but will keep Torrin’s door for another season.
“For me, Buffon is Maradona’s goalkeepers,” said Butcherino in an interview with Omnisport. “He is the number one goalkeeper in the world in the last 20-25 years. He is the best, “added the former Italian national.
“I’m not happy that he will retire soon. I do not know what the Buffon situation is in the club, but I hope he will play for another year, “said Butcherino, who has changed many teams in his career, and the last game for the American club Orlando City.
The midfielder also expressed hope that the battle for the title in Italy this season will be led to the last. I hope things will not end like in Premier League, where Manchester City has 16 points ahead of the second. I hope the Series A will be decided in the last round, “said Nicocero.
Hellas Verona – Chievo
Hellas Verona welcomes Chievo in a game from the 28th round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s have a look at this match and we will bring you our vip soccer bets for it.
Hellas Verona continue their fight for survival in the Serie A. They are currently 19th in the league standings with 19 points, trailing on 4 points behind the 17th SPAL and the safe zone. So far Verona’s record in the Serie A shows 5 wins, 4 draws and 17 defeats. In the last round of the league Hellas Verona enjoyed a 2-1 win over Torino, which brought back their hopes for survival.
In their last five matches Hellas Verona have a record of two wins and three losses. These two wins are keeping the team in the game, but they still need more points. And now the game against Chievo at home is a good opportunity to win some more.
Chievo are 14th in the Serie A with 25 points won so far. The Flying Donkeys have a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 13 defeats since the beginning of the campaign. In their last five games Chievo are not in the best shape possible – one win against Cagliari and four defeats, including against Fiorentina in the previous round.
Right now Chievo are on just 4 points above the 18th Crotone and the relegation zone, so they can’t feel completely safe for their future in the league. Yes – they are not in the worst possible situation, but they are still in a dangerous place to be.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Serie A clash between Hellas Verona and Chievo. This is the derby of the city of Verona, so it shall bring some good emotions for the fans. Good luck with this one!
The phenomenon returned to Inter
Brazilian football icon Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima returns to Milan, Italian media reported. The phenomenon will take part in Nike’s advertising event and then join the celebrations of the 110th anniversary of his former Inter club. The Milan Grand Prix was founded on March 9, 1908. The legendary striker received a T-shirt of “Nerazzur”.
Milan director: If I stayed in Milan and Gatuso stayed
Milan’s Sporting Director Massimiliano Mirabelli announced that coach Gennaro Gatuzo remains at the top of the club if he remains at San Siro. As it is known, the 2006 world champion with Italy took the rosons in a very difficult situation, and under his leadership his team did not defeat 13 games before retreating 0: 2 from Arsenal in the first half of the League of Europe.
“We always think about the future, and if I stayed in the club, Gatuso would certainly be a Milan coach,” Mirabelle told Sky Italy.
Former Levski Sofia coach is a variant for Chelsea
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovich, a former coach of Levski, is on the list of potential heirs of Antonio Conte. Chelsea’s Board of Directors discusses several names, like the one on Serbian. The favorite for the post continues to be Barcelona’s former mentor Luis Enriquez, but Joanovic’s chances are not too small, the Daily Mail says.
Slavişa is a former Chelsea player and, in addition, Stamford Bridge leadership likes offensive football, which is trying to impose a Serb in his teams. Yokanovich also manages the locker room, which turns out to be one of Chelsea’s top managers.
The bottom line is that the Fulham manager has not yet run a Premier League team.
Roma – Torino
Roma welcomes Torino in a match from the 28th round of the Italian Serie A. We will examine this clash and we will offer you our winning soccer predictions for it.
Roma are currently 3rd in the Serie A standings with 53 points won so far. The Wolves have a record of 16 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats so far in the league. In their last five games Roma are almost perfect – four wins and one loss, conceded against Milan. In their last game Roma enjoyed a dramatic, but very impressive 4-2 win during the visit to the leader Napoli. It was a great match for the Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, who scored twice for the win.
Torino on the other hand are currently 9th in the Serie A with 36 points won. They have a record of 8 wins, 12 draws and 6 defeat. The Bulls started the new campaign with ambition to qualify for the European competitions, but now it looks impossible.
In their last five games Torino are inconsistent – two wins, two losses and one draw. In their last game Toro suffered a 1-2 defeat during the visit to the struggling Hellas Verona. Mbaye Niang scored the only goal for Torino, but it was not enough for the Bulls for something more in the game.
As it looks now, the best Torino could do until the end of the season is to beat Atalanta for the 8th place in the league standings. Of course, it won’t be much of a difference for them, but at least it’s something to aim for.
As for Roma, the Wolves continue their fight for a Champions League qualification. Right now Roma have a point advantage in front of the 4th Lazio.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Serie A game between Roma and Torino.
Olympique Marseille – Athletic Bilbao
Olympique Marseille hosts Athletic Bilbao in a match from the 1/8-finals of the Europa League. Stay with us, because we are about to provide you with our vip soccer predictions today for it.
Olympique Marseille reached the 1/8-finals of the competition after eliminating Sporting Braga in the previous round. Rudi Garcia’s team won the first match with 3-0 and despite of losing the second one with 0-1, Marseille did not have any problems to reach this phase of the competition.
This season is good for the former European champions. Olympique Marseille are moving well in the French Ligue 1 and they are currently third in the standings, continuing their fight for a Top 3 finish and return to the Champions League.
In the Ligue 1 Olympique Marseille have 5 points advantage in front of Olympique Lyonnais at the third place.
Athletic Bilbao on the other hand reached the 1/8-finals after eliminating the Russian champions Spartak Moscow.
Athletic won the first game in Moscow with 3-1 and despite of losing the rematch at San Mames Barria with 1-2, the Basques continued to the next phase of the competition.
This season is tough for Athletic. The club had to deal with Ernesto Valverde leaving Bilbao to manage Barcelona. For the Basques it’s a tough transition, because Valverde is a very capable and experienced coach. Their position in the Spanish La Liga is not good and it’s a proof that they find it difficult to replace Ernesto Valverde. But contrary on doing bad in La Liga, they are moving pretty well in Europa League at the moment.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League clash between Olympique Marseille and Athletic Bilbao at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Good luck!
Milan vs. Arsenal is the lead of the 1/8-finals in Europa League
This evening begins the 1/8-final phase of the Europa League. On the terrain of the Old Continent it is getting hotter and we expect to see even more interesting clashes. The duel that grabs the most attention is though between Milan and Arsenal. This collision appears as the final before the final, as the two most serious contenders in the race stand against each other.
Both teams are on the opposite pole in their recent performance. Rosoneries are going up the line under the direction of Gennaro Gatuzo. The team is in a series of three consecutive wins in the “A” series and a total of 8 losses without loss. The Milanians did a perfect match in the last round, eliminating without any difficulty the Bulgarian champion Ludogorets. At this stage, they make a joke as a favorite.
At the same time Arsenal is in a big hole. The team recorded 4 losses in their last 5 games in the Premier League and more and more away from the top 4. In addition, the Gunners also fell poorly in the Manchester City League final (0: 3). Now League Europe appears to be the best chance for Arsene Wenger to grab a trophy, and so they can get involved in the Champions League next year. For this reason, they will be thrown all the way to Giuseppe Meazza tonight.
But this is not the only interesting clash tonight. The match between Atletico Madrid and Lokomotiv (Moscow) seems quite intriguing at first glance. The intrigue is also in the only meeting with Bulgarian participation, where Georgi Milanov and his CSKA (Moscow) accept another of the big contenders for the trophy in Lyon. We should not miss the match between Olympic Marseille and Athletic Bilbao, which also makes it quite exciting.
Juve suffered long on Wembley but did not surrender and slew Tottenham’s dreams for three minutes
Juventus has eliminated Tottenham from the Champions League after winning a remarkable 2-1 win at Wembley and a 4: 3 overall score for the 1/4 finals. Spurs dominated most of the game and deservedly took a shot at Son Hyun-Min (39 ‘) and the guests did not manage to score a shot for more than an hour. However, Gonzalo Iguaine led the “bianconers” to a turnaround in less than three minutes. The Argentine equalized in the 64th and in the 67th assists Paulo Diballa for the final 1: 2. At the last minute and the beam helped Juve after Harry Kane’s head hit. Tottenham became the first English team to be eliminated in the Champions League this season.
Host manager Mauricio Pocetino made two changes compared to the first match. Keuron Tripir started to the right of the defense instead of Serge Orie. Expected Son Hyun-Min starts at the expense of Eric Lamela.
Andrea Bardzali was preferred to Mattia De Shilio on the right wing of Juve’s defense. Gonzalo Iguaine, Paulo Diballa and Douglas Kosta started in front. Blessed Matthew returned after missing the first match, while Mario Manjukic, Federico Bernardeski and Juan Quadrado missed the match because of injuries. The duel began with a controversial situation after the first minute Benatiya cleared a center in the penalty area of the guests, but the ball also met the defender’s hand. A signal did not follow.
Two minutes later, Kane took Son to the left. The Koreans dealt with Bardzali and fired hard in the near corner, but Buffon slaughtered. Juventus quickly stepped into the pace of the hosts and in the seventh minute created some tension before the door of Loris. Center centered, but inches did not reach Iguaine’s head.
At the 14th minute, Eriken took Cain into the penalty area, and Kellini made a sword where the ball met his hand, and then Benita intervened. Tottenham striker demanded a penalty, but a signal did not follow again, although the repetitions showed that there might have been grounds for it. The pressure of the Spurs continued, and two minutes later, Cane had a pull pass again, this time by Dele Ali. The attacker overcame Chiellini, then passed along Buffon, but the angle became small and his shot went sideways.
In the 17th minute, Juventus suffered a defeat after a counterattack of the Vertongen team tripped to the penalty area Douglas Kosta. Chief Referee Simon Marcinjak, however, signaled the game to continue despite the stormy protests of the yellow players surrounding him.
The duel continued to develop at a very high pace. In the 20th minute Buffon had to intervene decisively for the second time after Son’s head hit. Shortly thereafter, the Korean, who was very active in those minutes, once again invaded the penalty area, but this time his shot was blocked.
Cane and Son missed another good situation for the hosts after shooting inaccurately to reach the 39th minute when Tottenham’s best player so far – Son Hyun-Min, gave a well-deserved advance to Londoners. Dele Ali got into the penalty area, Benita swung to a sword and cleared, but the ball came to Tripir, which centered low. Soun knocked on the far beam, and although he did not find the ball that he had ricocheted in his foot, he entered Buffon’s door.
Juve tried to respond immediately and quickly organized one of his few dangerous attacks in the first half in the 42nd minute when Kosta broke the right flank and then found Pjanic on the border of the penalty area. The last shot went centimeters aside.
Eventually, the “bianconers” failed to record a single shot in the first half.
The second half began with a much more torn game and a lot of misconduct.
In the 63rd minute Juventus came to a situation that created Sanchez, who tried very poorly clearing at the door of Loris. The ball reached the Diball, but his shot was extremely inaccurate.
At that moment the moment of the guests came. In the 64th minute Liechtenstein was drawn to the right wing, then centered in the penalty area, where Kedera continued very well with his head to the Iguaine, who jumped behind the defense and reached out, putting the first accurate shot in Juve’s 1-1. Two minutes and 49 seconds after that, Iguaine did well with DiBalla, who looked up with Loris and matched him with a 1: 2 lead.
Tottenham instantly pressed. In the 79th minute Son is very dangerous to Kane, but it is the last moment that Chieleni hurled and crossed, not even sending the ball to his own door. In the 83rd minute, a new, dangerous shot from Son from a distant distance passed inches from Buffon’s door. Minutes before the end, Eriksen fired from the border of the penalty area, but Chieleni threw himself self-sacrificing and blocked as the ball again met the defender’s hand. Seconds after the strike of Harry Kane with his head met the far beam, then went to the goal but eventually did not enter Buffon’s door.
Real Madrid pursues Barca’s achievements
With his two victories over Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid qualified for the 1/4-final in the Champions League for the eighth consecutive year. A longer run of this phase in the tournament has only Barcelona – 10.
Daniel Carvahal, the defender of the “white ballet”, equalized the record of consecutive matches without a loss in the Champions League for a single player. The duel against PSG was the 24th consecutive in which Karvahal was on the pitch and Real did not lose. With the same achievement of 8 years ago, Luis Nani and Patrice Evra can also boast Manchester United team. For the last time, Carvalhal defeated Real in the tournament in May 2015, when the royal club retreated to Juventus with 1: 2 in the rematch of the semi-finals.
The match in Paris tonight marked the end of the unbeatable PSG series at home. The French Grand Prix suffered a first loss of Park de Prince after 19 consecutive wins and a total of 51 defeat games.
The PSG boss screamed the players after the failure
Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Helaifi’s president spoke to the media after the French team of the Champions League dropped out. PSG lost to Real Madrid for the second time and left the tournament in the eighth finals, and the club’s boss did not hide his disappointment from some of the players.
“I was most upset by the reaction of some of the players. We are very dissatisfied with the outcome. In the first half we dominated, but we missed the finish. If we had scored a goal, everything would have been different because we played better. Marco Verrat’s red card killed the match. Now we have to keep working to enjoy the fans. The match did not evolve as we wanted, but we believe in our project. Now is no time for change. We need to keep calm and think about everything. We are happy with our investments and believe in the players. Neimar and Kilian Mbabe are the future of our club, “said Al-Healing. Even before last night’s game in France, it was reported that PSG could invite none of the coaches next season, and Real Madrid’s current coach Zinedine Zidane. However, this can only happen if Real has not won the Champions League and Zuzu is fired.
Certainly Unai Emery will not be at the head of the PSG. The Spaniard missed his chance with dropping out of the royal club.
Neymar’s injury has paradoxically revived his teammates
Nasser Al-Kelafim’s associates say that Neymar’s injury has provoked an inexorable disdain for the president of Paris Saint-Germain. In talks with the club, he spoke in a tone that unveiled the possibility of a turnaround in the Champions League’s eighth finals with Real Madrid (1: 3) without the Brazilian record transfer in the history of football, which has become a cornerstone of the Qatari project . Without all the technical fireworks that he so admired by Nei’s arsenal, the team in the sheikh’s words would have gotten even greater difference in the result of Santiago Bernabeu.
Al-Kelafiy has let himself be immersed in the melancholy of defeat, which contrasts sharply with the sharp increase in euphoria in the composition. After Neymar left for surgery in Brazil, self-confidence returned to Cannes de la Loge’s dressing room. This is what the coaches say, some of the players confirm it and support staff in the club. “With Neymar we had 5% chances,” they say, “we now have 50%.”
Only Tiago Silva and Daniel Alves, who are Nay’s adjutants, are skeptical. On the other hand, Essonne Cavani, Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Adrian Rabio, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Marguinos and Kilian Mabé are of the opinion that they have the unique opportunity to prove that they cost much more than people think in the club’s offices. They are sure to score many Madrid goals (as much as 2: 0), to eliminate the European champion and show the world that the team is performing much better without its top top: a super-footballer who does not stops referring to his other colleagues, without, in their opinion, deserving it with the appearance of the field; a super football player, to whom they feel more distrust than respect.
PSG players also want to prove that the difference between their second-level rights and the privileges of the idol is like proportions far greater than the difference in the displayed football and the merits of the team. “Did he accidentally win the Golden Ball?” They ask, after seven months, looking closely at the Qatari bosses pouring goods into Neamar’s legs, allowing him to skip the disciplinary rules in force last summer, make decisions about how to train and prepare matches, skip working days for personal reasons, and even speak loudly on club policy issues. In a nutshell, they rank it hierarchically with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the best players of the century, even with al-Kelafi himself. Not to mention the money: He buys 47 million euros net per year, three times more than the next – Mbape (17 million), and four times more than Di Maria.
The latter perfectly illustrates the situation of the second echelon in the most expensive composition of the planet. At the age of 30, the left wing knows how professional disrespect means. Madrid sold it in 2014 to fund the transfer of Hamess Rodriguez, and in 2015 PSG bought it from Manchester United for 63 million euros – then the second most expensive transfer in the history of the club, only a million from that of Cavani. If there is a player left in an unpleasant situation by the transfer megacharch last summer, this is definitely the Argentinean.
In August, after Neymar and Mabé bought for a total of over € 400 million, Parisians sent an Emperor to offer Di Maria to various clubs, among them Barca. For a week, Al-Kelafiffs believed UEFA would oblige him to find receipts to balance the balance sheet and meet the Financial Fairplay conditions. Well-known in the market, Di Maria has become a potential exchange coin, as happened with half of the staff, including Rabio and Marguinos.
Di Maria stayed in Paris after he got to know the deadline for the account, and Unai Emery asked the player to be detained. Not knowing that his coach had never placed him on the list of marketable players, the Argentine stopped talking to him for weeks, but the presence of Neymar, Mabape and Cavani did not allow him much opportunity to play: only 67 minutes this season in Switzerland and Bernabeu did not play at all. However, his performance is remarkable: 16 goals and 15 assists in 32 games. Last season he scored two goals for Olympique Marseille for the Cup, and on Saturday in a League 1 match, he found the result in winning Troyes. The match against Madrid (the club where he felt unfairly rejected) has become a fixation for him in search of personal revenge in many directions. And he will not be alone in this respect among the Parisian players.
The happy atmosphere in the dressing room after Neymar’s injury contradicts the shameful collective spirit after 3: 1 at Bernabeu. Club officials have seen such readiness for players not to oppose their full efforts to eventually break the Neymar project that they even feared Park de Premium’s rematch. In an attempt to avoid becoming a laugh, Al-Kelafiy resorted to special methods of motivation. Sources from the locker room indicate that the president has allowed the entrance of one of the finest fan factions into the training ground for face-to-face conversations with the players. Club-TV broadcast this event as part of the folklore, and some of the players said they felt threatened.
Unable to look for soccer picks after Neymar’s refusal to play the game, PSG management seems to have no confidence in the team’s ability to reverse the overall score. This Sunday, Sporting Director Anterue Enrique, in an interview with the Team newspaper, said the loss in the first game had come because of an addicted judge and the removal of Madrid could only happen with “extreme judging.”
Since management is aware of the increasingly cooling relationship between Neymar and the majority of the players in the squad, and since it is paid that public opinion can turn to the thesis that the team is better without the superstar that defines their entire strategy, people in the upper floors of the club started making a propaganda campaign. “We want to dedicate our possible ranking to Neymar,” said Emery on Saturday, and Anterue Enrique followed him in a spirit of campaigning: “Neymar can help us from outside: with his spirit, with his relationship with the players, the headquarters and the fans. Although he can not play, we feel he is with us. Neimar is the leader of the team and his teammates want to give everything to him. ”
These public statements by the SGP representatives do not totally coincide with the words of the anonymous figures from the dressing room. Until the so-called ” “Leader” a week ago, the setting of Cannes de Lodz was just mournful. Today, the king is animated and enthusiastic, driven by the thirst for revenge and proof of his own value by artificially shadowing football players.
Set a date for the postponed round in the A series, but not for the Milan derby
The games of the 27th round of the A Series, which was postponed due to the tragic death of David Astori, will be played on 3-4 April, with only the date for the Milan-Inter derby being decided further.
The Italian federation wants to see what the “Rosoner” in the Europa League will do. The final of the Italian Cup, which is between Milan and Juventus on 9 May, could be moved, but this will be commented on by the League of Nations matches.
The busy schedule of the Rosoner will be played, which will play Juventus final for the Italian Cup and continue with their participation in the Europa League tournament. The “old lady” can also be dissatisfied with the changes in the schedule, because the Cup final might eventually be scheduled for the end of the season in the A series (May 20), and potentially the biker can think of the final in Kiev in the Champions League (May 26), says Gazzetta.
Another meeting has a vague future. It is impossible to play against Atalanta and Sampdoria on March 14th, as the burgas will play a second-round match with Juventus.
Chievo – Sassuolo
Chievo hosts Sassuolo in a match from the 27th round of the Italian Serie A. We will examine this game in the City of Love and we will bring you our soccer betting tips for today.
Chievo are currently 15th in the Serie A with 25 points won until today. They have a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 13 defeats. Right now Chievo are on just 4 points above the 18th Crotone and the relegation zone, so they can’t be absolutely calm about their survival and future in the Serie A. They need to win some more points in order to guarantee their survival.
In the last five rounds of the league Chievo are in a pretty much bad form. They won once against Cagliari, but also suffered four defeats against Juventus, Atalanta, Genoa and Fiorentina. Most surely, this is not the form Chievo probably want to show in the league. Now they will have another chance of doing better against Sassuolo.
Speaking of Sassuolo, they are 16th in the Serie A and one position under Chievo in the league standings. They have 23 points and a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and 15 defeats. In their last five matches Sassuolo are also pretty terrible – four defeats and just one point won during the 0-0 draw with Cagliari at home.
In their last game Sassuolo suffered a heavy 0-3 defeat against Lazio at home. They were totally outplayed by the visiting team, being unable to counter them. Now they will try to do better against Chievo.
The match between Chievo and Sassuolo is a typical game between two teams who really need points. Neither Chievo or Sassuolo can feel safe for their place in the Serie A, so both teams would like to win this one. This is our say in our soccer betting tips for today.
Benevento – Verona
Benevento hosts Hellas Verona in a match from the 27th round of the Italian Serie A. Here are our predictions football 1×2 for this clash.
This is a game between the two weakest teams in the Serie A this season. Benevento are 20th in the league standings with just 10 points won since the beginning of the season. They have a really unimpressive record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 22 defeats since the start of the campaign. They could go down in history as one of the weakest teams in the whole history of the Serie A.
In their last five games Benevento won once against Crotone, but also suffered four defeats against Torino, Napoli, Roma and Inter. It looks clear now that they won’t keep their place in the elite division. The question is – how many points can they win until the end of the campaign?
Hellas Verona on the other hand are 19th in the Serie A with 19 points. The difference between them and Benevento is that Hellas Verona still have some chance to survive. If they win this game, they will have 22 points – just one point less than the 17th SPAL and the relegation zone. This is why this match is so important for Hellas Verona.
In their last five games Hellas Verona enjoyed two wins over Fiorentina and Torino, while in same time they suffered defeats against Roma, Sampdoria and Lazio. This is a great chance for Verona to win some precious points and they shall not miss it.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Serie A game between Benevento and Hellas Verona – the two worst performing teams in the Calcio since the beginning of the season. This game could be very important for Hellas Verona, while for Benevento is just a matter of honour.
Lazio – Juventus
Lazio hosts Juventus in a match from the 27th round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s have a look at this clash and we will bring you our vip soccer bets for it.
Both teams are currently in the Top 3 of the Serie A. Lazio are third with 52 points, while Juventus are second with 65 points, but also a game in hand. Right now both teams have different goals in front of them – Lazio want to keep their position and to qualify for the Champions League, while Juve’s goal is to beat Napoli for the first place and win the Scudetto once again.
Lazio have a record of 16 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats since the beginning of the season. The Eagles have one point advantage in front of the 4th Inter, while the 5th Roma is just two points behind. All of this means that Lazio can’t feel sure about their final position in the Top 4. They still need to work to secure it.
In their last five games Lazio won twice, but also suffered three consecutive losses, which was a very bad run for Simone Inzaghi’s team. In the previous round Lazio enjoyed a 3-0 win over Sassuolo away from home.
Juventus are 4 points behind the leader Napoli, but how we said – with a game in hand. Juve’s match against Atalanta in the previous round was postponed due to bad weather.
Juve’s record in the Serie A right now shows 21 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. The Old Lady is usually winning the Serie A without much competition, but now Napoli really stepped up their performance. Can they actually beat Juventus for the gold medals? We shall wait and see.
These are our vip soccer bets for the Serie A game between Lazio and Juventus.
Chiellini will miss the Italian Cup final
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini will certainly miss the Italian Cup final against Milan. The reason for this is that he received a yellow card in the draw with Atalanta (1: 0) from the 1/2-final. This is his second card in the tournament, which leads to an automatic penalty for the next match.
Chiellini will be the only punished player for this match from both teams. On the other hand, Andrea Massiello from Atalanta and Stefan Radu from Lazio will have to face a penalty next season after their teams have dropped out of the race.
Meanwhile, Juventus midfielder Mirelle Pianic scored a fine of € 1,500 for a penalty shootout in the Atalanta match, for which he received a yellow card from the referee.
Wenger: We lost from the strongest team in the country
Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal had lost to “the best team in the country” again. Late last night, Londoners fell 0: 3 against the leader in the English Championship in Manchester City. Last Sunday, the “skyscrapers” beat the “gunners” in the final of the League Cup tournament.
“I have to say that we have lost against a very strong team, which is currently the best in the country, and our confidence was not great after Sunday, and the opponent came very positively, taking advantage of our weaknesses in defense that we showed in the first half time, “Wenger said.
Arsenal’s chances of being in the top four of the Premier League remain minimal. “Gunners” are ten points behind Tottenham’s fourth-place finish.
Surprise: Liverpool once again wants a player from Southampton
Liverpool follows French defensive midfielder Mario Lamina from Southampton, says Team. Jerseys manager Jurgen Klope looks for Emre Zhang’s deputy to leave in the summer as a free agent to join the Italian football champion Juventus. 24-year-old Gabonian national Lemina has been attracted to St. Marys in August from Juventus for £ 15.5 million, which can rise to £ 18 million with bonuses, and has already scored 22 matches with 1 goal for saints.
Liverpool has already spent nearly £ 170m for six footballers from Southampton in June 2014, with Ricky Lambert, Adam Lalana, Dejan Lovren, Nateale Klein, Sadio Mane and last time Virgil Van Dyke in January a record 75 million pounds for a defender.
The big drama of “Olympico”, penalties sent Milan to the final against Juve
Milan’s team qualify for the Italian Cup final after shooting. Rossoneri eliminated Lazio in the Olympics semi-final match. In regular time and overtime, both teams failed to score, as was San Siro in the first match on January 31, and in the 14 penalties stronger nerves showed the “rosoners” who were also fortunate to be final winners. Gennaro Gatuzo’s boys will return to the same stadium on May 9, where they will try to dethrone Juventus, who is looking for a historic fourth success in the race after removing Atalanta after a new 1-0 victory.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
However, to get to the “bikonkers”, the “red-and-blacks” went through a big drama, as the opponents had the opportunity to win overtime, and the Nicolas Kalinic reservoir had the cleanest position in the 117th minute. The penalties that took place in front of the typos of the Kourva Nord hosts began with Ciro Immobile’s goal, followed by four consecutive rescues of the two goalies. Thomas Strachosha stopped Milan’s main contractor Ricardo Rodriguez, who was shooting badly, after which Gianluigi Donaruma spurned the shot of Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, Ricardo Mondolio was mesmerized by Strachosha, but Donorama left Milan again in the game, taking the penalty of Lukas Leyva let the eagles pull with two goals.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Giacomo Bonaventura equalized and followed six more consecutive hits before Luis Felipe’s lasi reserve fired high, and Lazio’s big typhoon Alessio Romanioi, who played a very strong match, matched his favorite team and sent his team to a second finish in the last three seasons.
In 2016, Milan retreated from Juventus (0: 1) after extra time with the final goal for Alvaro Morata’s bikonkers.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Lazio was in a tough 5-game series without a victory, but returned to the right track and took third place in the A Series. The composition of Simone Indzagi scored a total of 8 goals to Steaua and Sassuolo, while Ciro Immobile is a threat to any defense. The top scorer of the “eagles” had the support of Louis Alberto, who took the place of Felipe Anderson. In the middle of the pitch, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic was mostly relying on Martin Caceres as defender.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Gennaro Gatuzo bet on the same 11 who beat 2-0 Roma at Olympiaco a few days ago. Despite the expectation that Nicola Kalinic will be at the top of the attack, the young star Patrick Kutron was the champion. Suzhou and Hakan Chalhanoolou were on both flanks, and Lucas Billya faced his former team.
The guests believed in the success after Milan had 12 consecutive games without defeat in all the tournaments and five consecutive wins in which they did not score goals.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
The opponents have already played their matches in the league, with Lazio winning 4-1 in Rome, and AC Milan is 2-1 on their own. The Rossoneri won only one of their last eight bingo tournaments in all tournaments, but two results out of three, while Lazio hoped to reach the Italian Cup final for the second consecutive year and a total of 10- and a path in its history. Before the break, Lazio was the more active team but missed good opportunities to make an advance.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
By the 5th minute, Gianluigi Donauruma had to slap Ciro Immobile’s head with his fingertips. After the corners of the corners, the young guard watched again and prevented Milinkovic-Savic from firing.
Chalhanoolo’s mistake allowed Adam Marusic to take his ball off, but then his centering was very inaccurate. Milinkovic-Savic once again tried to surprise Donaruma, but the ball went out.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Milan’s first position came in the 18th minute when Thomas Strachosha struck a strong blow to Susa, and with the addition Kurtone struck the hull but was ambushed. A little later, Strakosha slapped Chalhanoolou’s foul in Caceres and the hosts barely scored an own goal.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
At the end of the first half, Lazio took the initiative again, and Donaruma showed a class after an Immobile hit, and shortly before, the eagle’s goalkeepers did not make a mistake on Jijo.
In the second half, the two teams showed why both Juventus and Napoli, who crash in the “A” series, are both the best in calf.
Davide Calabria had an excellent chance to score a second straight in the 55th minute, but Strachosha saved. The two teams gave everything in a very equal match, but the regular time ended 0: 0, although Lazio fired five times in Donatorama’s door and Milan four times. The hosts had an advantage before the break, and in the second part the “Rossoneri” were better. Simone Indzagi released Felipe Anderson and Luis Felipe and Kalinic replaced Kutron in the middle of the second half.
In the first continuation of Straka’s great reflex rescued Lazio after a Chalhagoglu foul, which ricocheted in Savic. In the ensuing corner, the Albanian goalkeeper came out badly, but Romanello’s two-meter-by-two made it harder to shoot out, instead of a network of Romans who wanted a foul against their guards.
Riccardo Montoigli and Fabio Borini appeared for the guests and Lucacou entered the “bianco balls”.
No one surrendered as the two teams did not risk, but at the same time did not stop looking for a defeated goal. That could have fallen in the 117th minute, but Kalinic made an incredible pass. After a lightning counter, three of Leonardo Boncuci brought the Croatian alone against the goalie, but instead of sending the leather ball into the net, he shot it over the top beam. At that moment, Gattuso, as well as the whole bench of the Milan Grand, did not believe their eyes.
That’s how it got to the penalty shootout where Immobile fired first, Donoruma caught the corner, but the ball passed under his arm. The defenders saved Rodriguez, Milinkovic-Savic, Montojo and Leiva, followed by Bonaventura, Parrolo, Borini, Anderson, Bonucci, and the first five performances ended with a 3: 3 result. Lulic gave an advance to the eagles, Chalhanoolou re-equalized, then Luis Felipe fired over the beam, and Romanemille sent the ball into the net, with Milan at the 14th final in the tournament, which did not win since 2003. Then on the pitch were the current coach Gatuzo and team manager Christian Abiti.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Milan has five awards and eight second places, and for the fifth time he is in a dispute over the Italian Cup against Juventus. “Rosoneries” have only one triumph in the previous four finals – in 1975, losing in 1942, 1990 and 2016.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
This was the 13th consecutive positive result for Milan in all the tournaments – something that had not happened to the club since 2009. Then coach Gutuzo was still a footballer, and now his team has finished in the final without a goal from all 420 minutes in the race. The Rossoneri beat 3-0 in the semi-finals of Verona, with Inter Milan 1-0 in the quarterfinals and two Lazio semi-finals, which won after penalties.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Milan’s footballers return to Milan tired and happy after five days in the Eternal City, where they beat Roma and qualified for the Cup final. The team has two days to prepare for the Inter derby, which will be fresher on Sunday night after the Rosoners also play Europa League.
Milan in the final after penalties against Lazio + 75
Simone Indzagi will have the tough task after two strong matches against Milan, but dropping out of the Cup to raise his team against Juventus over the weekend of the 27th round of the A Series.
The President of Crystal Palace is already thinking about the Championship
President Steve Perish is already preparing for the possible participation of Crystal Palace in the second English football division, he admitted in an interview with the British media. At the moment, the team is over the relegation zone but will face Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in three of their remaining ten games by the end of the season.
“We’re in a difficult situation, that’s true, people ask me what my plans are and I tell them that I’m thinking about the Championship.” To be as accurate as possible, it all depends on our players, they know it and I know it too. the probability of getting into the Championship, and I can not begin to prepare for it at the time it eventually happens, “he said.
Real show great interest to Lewandowski
Real Madrid is considering an offer for Bayern’s striker Robert Lewandowski in the summer. The reason is that their number 1 transfer goal, Harry Kane, is far too difficult to be attracted to.
The European champion plans to rebuild his assault trio Gareth Bale, who is increasingly rarely playing, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. The main goal of the leadership is to be a leading striker and goalkeeper.
President Florentino Perez has a keen desire to take Cain and Tottenham Hotspur Mauriceio Pocetino, but for now his chances are very small. He has long liked the game of Lewandowski. According to the relatives of the Polish striker, he also wants to play at Bernabeu.
Mourinho dissatisfied with club leadership
Jose Mourinho is dissatisfied with the Manchester United leadership, says the Daily Mail. The Portuguese is angry at how some of the players are negotiating new contracts.
Representatives of Antoni Marciail and Marcos Rojo negotiated with the club in December, but awaiting a red-hot deal for new contracts. The contracts between Marcial and Rohoch expire at the end of next season. The club has an option to extend the French contract for another 12 months, but Mourinho is worried about the delay.
The future of Juan Mata, Ander Erera, Luc Shaw, Ashley Young and Daily Blind is also unclear. United uses the clauses in their contracts and extends them until 2019, but players have not signed new contracts. The delay with an offer to Marwan Felaini is considered one of the reasons he refuses the offer and is now likely to leave as a free agent.
How long Neymar will be missing?
Neymar has a broken leg and will not play between six and eight weeks, said the father of the football player of Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team.
“PSG knows he can not use Neymar in the next few games, and probably will not rely on him for at least the next six weeks, and it will take up to eight weeks to get it done. “This is a tough time for us because we do not want to be in this situation, we have to accept things and help him with the best we can give,” said Neymar senior to ESPN Brasil.
In the last days, many controversial information has emerged about the state of Neymar, who was injured during the Paris Saint-Germain match against Marseille last Sunday.
The victory of the Champions League’s eighth finals between Parisians and Real Madrid is on March 6th. The first match between the two teams was won by the Spaniards 3: 1. In the current campaign, the striker has 28 goals and 16 assists.
Lazio – Milan
Lazio faces Milan in a second leg from the 1/2-finals of the Coppa Italia. Let’s have a look at this game at the Stadio Olimpico. We will provide you with our winning soccer predictions for it.
The first leg between these two sides in Milan ended with a 0-0 draw. Both teams had some chances to score, but it didn’t happen. And now Lazio have a slight advantage, because they will have the chance to decide everything in front of their own fans at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The winner from this match will most likely face Juventus in the final. The Old Lady is facing Atalanta in the other 1/2-finals, after winning the first leg away from home.
Lazio reached the 1/2-finals of the Coppa Italia after a 1-0 win over Fiorentina in the previous round. The game was held at the Olimpico and Senad Lulic’ only goal was enough for the Eagles to continue in the competition.
In the Serie A Lazio are currently 3rd, continuing their fight for a Top 4 finish and return to the Champions League.
Meanwhile Milan reached the 1/2-finals after a win over their city rivals Inter. The game ended with a 0-0 draw in the regular time, but a goal from Patrick Cutrone in the injury time provided the win for the Rossoneri.
In the Serie A Milan are not doing so well. Gennaro Gattuso’s team is currently 7th in the Calcio, but being on par with the 6th Sampdoria.
These are our winning soccer predictions for the Coppa Italia 1/2-final game between Lazio and Milan. Lazio have a slight advantage here, because of the home ground factor. Plus they are performing much better in the Serie A. But Milan are dangerous, don’t be so quick to write them off.
Kiev did not allocate additional funds for holding the Champions League final
The authorities in Kiev refused to spend about $ 1 million for the capital of Ukraine at the Champions League final. On Thursday, only 51 councilors from the city council voted for the allocation, and the minimum needed to make the decision was 61. With the additional funds, a formal reception to honor the participants of the official delegations was planned to decorate the city with the UEFA symbols and make flags with the face of the players.
The relevant contract was signed by Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko and representatives of UEFA. The Ukrainian capital is obliged to organize a formal reception for all participants in the official delegations, and also to provide the city with the necessary look for the big football event. The final of the Champions League will be held on May 26 this year. The conduct of this match in Kiev became clear in September 2016.
Officially from PSG: Neymar has a break
The most expensive player in the world Neymar has a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of the foot and sprained ankle, officially announced his club Paris Saint-Germain after the last medical examination. The Brazilian stepped in and defeated his right ankle in a 3-0 victory over Olympique Marseille on Sunday. He left a forced game by being carried on a litter a quarter hour before the end.
From Paris St Germain did not comment on the estimated time for recovery, at this stage it is certain that Neymar will definitely miss the quarter-final of the Cup of France also against Olympique Marseille on Wednesday, and the championship match against Troyes on Saturday.
Some media say there is still a chance, though small, that the megastar will recover for the victory of the Champions League’s eighth rounds against Real Madrid next week.
PSG also reported that midfielder Marguinos has a partially torn muscle on his left thigh, but the player is expected to be ready for the match with Real Madrid.
Barcelona is following the situation around a Tottenham player
Barcelona is already heading to Tottenham Belgian defender Toby Alderweiler as a summer purchase, write the Independent newspaper and the HITC site. 28-year-old Alderwyreld arrived in Tottenham from Atletico (Madrid) for just £ 11.4 million, and also spent a year rent for Southampton before. He has not yet signed a new treaty, and his current agreement is until June 2019.
The contract has a clause in favor of the club to automatically increase by one year, which Tottenham has not yet activated. According to unnamed sources, the reason is in the money – he wants nearly 180,000 pounds a week to accept the offer of his current club. Barcelona is following the situation and in the final year of the treaty – after June this year, they will try to activate the £ 25m transfer clause.
The winner of Euro 2020 will receive € 34 million
The total prize pool of the European Football Championship in 2020 will be 371 million euros. This was stated by UEFA Secretary General Teodor Theodoridis during the Congress of the European Headquarters in Bratislava. This is € 70 million more than the Euro 2016 prize pool in France, which was 301 million euros.
The winner of Euro 2020 will receive € 34 million. Euro 2020 will be held from 13 June to 12 July in 13 European cities – London, Munich, Baku, St. Petersburg, Rome, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow. Semi-finals and finals will be played in London.
Valencia attracted a Juventus player
Spain’s Valencia boasts a strong squad. A four-year contract with “bats” was signed by the scout leader of the Italian Grand Prix Juventus Pablo Longoria. He held this post at the “bianconers” from 2015 onwards, with his primary responsibility being to find prospective players up to 20 years of age. He also worked for Sassuolo and Atalanta in Serie A.
In Valencia, his functions will be similar, and he will head a scouting and analysis department specifically designed for him, with the idea of renewing Valencia’s structure.
The “bats” perform well this season in the Primera Liga, running fourth in the standings with 49 points, while the third Real Madrid has only two more. At the top is Barcelona with 65.
Inter places a serious price for one of their defenders
Inter does not want to split with defender Milan Skrinar, who has prompted the interest of European grands with a large budget. The Italian club has set a price of 80 million euros for Slovakia’s 23-year-old. Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona have already inquired about Shrinnyar. This season he recorded 28 games and scored 4 goals.
Liverpool crossed the goal of a hundred goals and came second
Liverpool recorded a convincing victory 4: 1 over West Ham at Anfield, which helped him to second place in the Premier League standings. Merseyside have overtaken Manchester United, who is now accepting Chelsea at Old Trafford. Emre Zhang (29 ‘) kicked off, marking the 100th Liverpool goal in all the tournaments since the start of the season. The trio in attack – Mohamed Salah (51 ‘), Roberto Firmino (57’) and Sadio Mane (77 ‘) scored one goal for the success of the Reds. Michelle Antonio (59 ‘) made the West Ham honor honor.
A change was made by Juergen Klop in comparison to the last Merseyside Championship match – James Milner started instead of Georgin Vainillum. The big news in “hammers” was the debut of Patrice Evra. Manuel Lansini was also a champion. In the third minute, Salah saw a diagonal across the far beam. Shortly thereafter, Van Dyke fired with his head, pinching the corner, but Adrian caught.
At the 12th minute, Salah received a throw-in behind West Ham’s defense, but at the last moment Sabaleta knocked the ball and prevented the Egyptian from gaining control.
After 1/4 hour the hammers were very close to surprise the hosts. Arnautovich attempted a very interesting shot from the border of the penalty area, the ball transferred Karius, but the guard still managed to touch her, and then she met the crossbar. In the 29th minute Emre Zhang opened the score after finding a corner from the corner of Salah. Adrian did not do well in this situation after he had stayed at his goal, and Evra did not cope with the German guardianship. It was Liverpool’s no. 100 goal in all the tournaments since the season.
In the 42nd minute, Arnautovich made another dangerous blow from a long distance, but Karius intervened well and slaughtered.
At 51st minute Mohamed Salah doubled the home side’s lead. The Egyptian got into the penalty area by Oklahide-Chamberlain and fired with his left foot in the far corner.
Six minutes later, Liverpool reached a third goal. Zhang took Firmino, and Adrian, who had not played well for a few seconds before, threw himself forward in an attempt to cross, but missed the ball and the Brazilian walked past him.
In the 59th minute, visitors returned a shot from nowhere. The home team’s misfortune in the middle of the pitch allowed Antonio, who came into play shortly before, to break through the right flank and shoot Karius 3: 1. In the 72nd minute Mane’s shot hit the bar. Five minutes later, however, the Senegalese scored after finding Robertson’s good centering. The left back started the attack that went through Milner and Firmino to get back to Hull City’s former assistant.
Liverpool is now second with 57 points. West Ham is 14th with 30 points.
Barca recorded a noisy victory, Messi grew even bigger with a new record
The Barcelona team shattered their 6: 1 Catalunian neighbors from Girona in a meeting of the 25th round of La Liga, played against 85,417 spectators at Camp Nou. Portu angered the beast with a goal in the third minute, but followed the canonade of Luis Suarez (5, 44 and 76), Lionel Messi (30 and 37) and Philippe Coottinho (66). With his two goals tonight, the Argentine is already the player with the most assists in the history of Primera – 148. It is reminded that La Pulga is the best promoter in the eternal rankings of the Spanish Championship.
Ernesto Valverde took the lead of Luis Suarez and Usman Dembele, actively assisted by Lionel Messi. Philippe Coutinho replaced Captain Andres Iniesta in the middle of the pitch. Gerard Picke and Samuel Umutiti formed the central defensive pair. Pablo Machin arranged a 3-4-2-1 circuit with central striker Antony Lozano, ignoring Cristian Stuwani.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
The hosts started at high speed and surrounded the Gironde penal field. In spite of the strong start, “los coules” received a goal in the first pass of the center from the guests. In the third minute Sergio Buscquet lost the ball, Lozano advanced to the left, dropped the ball forward, Yumtiti was quicker, but he did not know why he stepped back and allowed Portu to take him away. There was a strike at the nearby and in the far beams, and then the ball went into the net. The French national did not catch up with the ball, perhaps because he saw the upcoming Mark-Andre Ter Stegen.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
In the fifth minute the remix was restored. Busquettes found Messi, and he deliberately led Luis Suarez, who found a break alone against goalkeeper Yassin Bunu – 1: 1. In the seventh minute the Montili boys again showed their teeth in the attack: Borha Garcia took Lazano to the penalty area, which was too high. In the 11th, Messi falsified the ball from a direct free kick, but the “white-red” goalkeeper was careful and killed.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
A minute later, Leo Messi assisted precisely to the overwhelming Jordi Alba. The bailman tried to give his breast to the uncovered Luis Suarez, but he could not do so. In the 19th Suarez he knocked the ball for Messi, who mastered the breasts and elegantly transferred the goalkeeper, but Bernardo Espinosa slaughtered in front of the goal. The 26th Luis Suarez slipped to the edge of the ambush and shot from a small angle – Bunu slaughtered. Two minutes later, Nelson Semedo took the ball, Dembele went ahead and handed over to the archer for Messi, who decided to shoot very hard and sent the ball a little above the beam.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
In the 30th Luis Suarez again managed to sprint from a regular position, Messi was in a passive ambush, but quickly received from the Uruguayan. Barcelona’s number 10 seemingly missed the shot, flipped two defenders and found a crash hole in the lower right corner of the goalie – 2: 1. Bunu could have intervened better. In the 37th Messi made 3: 1 after a brilliant free kick of about 19 meters. The Argentine would be under the wall and roll the ball into the right corner of the goalie in order to score his 22nd goal in La Liga during the season.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
The guests from Girona replied with a good shot with Lozano’s head in the 39th minute – Ter Stegen killed. At the 41st Alex Grange, he turned very technically to the far upper corner, the German guard watched the ball that passed very close to the target. In the 44th Semedo found Messi in the middle of the pitch, La Pulga advanced and brought extraordinarily Koutinho who did not think to shoot from a small angle, and knocked on Luis Suarez, and he only pointed in the empty door – 4: 1.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
In the 51st minute, Pique experienced severe knee pain after a collision with Pere Pons but found strength to stand up and continue. In the 53nd Losenano overtook Alba and kicked off the net. A minute later the Blaugranas developed a nice attack: Ivan Rakitic sought Dembele, who turned left to Luis Suarez. The Uruguay fired at the diagonal instantly and found the side beam.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
In the 57th Dembale he fouled Bernardo and decided to shoot at the far corner – a little off. The French footballer could go to the uncovered Suarez, but he looked naked. In the 64th Pique, however, he left the pitch at the expense of the restored Thomas Vermelen. In the 66th Luis Suarez handed over to Kouttinho, he turned and sought his desired position for shooting himself. The Brazilian turned the ball perfectly to the far corner and scored a very nice shot with a 22 meter stroke – 5: 1.
Barcelona – Girona + 32
Two minutes later, there was suspicion of a penalty kick in Barça’s penal field after Semedo’s action. The judge judged that there was no violation and so the “los cules” remained without a penalty to his detriment in the last two years (in Primer). In the 70’s Messi fired quite a direct free kick, but Yasin Bunu was careful and reflective. In the 76th Racitich brought Dembele to the right, he centered on the uncovered Luis Suarez who easily made his 20th championship goal and turned his hat-trick.
In the 82nd Vermalem was also close to his goal after shooting his head – the goalkeeper knocked the ball into the crossbar. In 85th Semedo suffered a thigh injury and barcelona had to finish the match with a lesser person. In 87th Alba finally managed to win a yellow card after several minutes of testing. So the left defender will be “clean” for the match with Atletico Madrid. At the very end, Ter Stegen saved after a debut for a second goal.
The “Blue-Reds” registered the 32nd consecutive match without defeat in La Liga and wrote a new story. Barcelona’s next match is on Thursday as a guest of Las Palmas. Girona plays on Tuesday against Celta.
A little bit missing of Bayern for glorious achievement
Bayern Munich failed to set a new record in its glorious history. The Bavarians made 0: 0 against Hertha (Berlin) in a Bundesliga duel, putting an end to their winning streak. So far, they have had 14 consecutive successes in all tournaments – a record-breaking 1980 record, with a possible 15th victory being a new top achievement. Alas, however, for fans of the club, it did not happen.
New Arrien Robben and Frank Ribery, who are fighting for new contracts, return to the Bavarian team. The two were not in the starting 11 against Besiktas during the week and were again angry. Today, Jop Heinkes gives them a chance to prove to the management that they do not deserve to be sent away after the season.
Robert Lewandowski remains at the top of the attack, and Sandro Wagner is on the bench. The Allianz Arena matches missed Jerome Boateng and the injured Yoshua Kimih and Hamas Rodriguez.
The visitors from Berlin are in a weak form with one victory in the last five games, being in the 11th place. They are without the experienced Vedad Ibisevic, who is traumatized.
The beginning was as expected – Herta’s players put a defensive tactic and accepted the game in their half. Lewandowski missed to score in the 5th minute when he shot his head, but the ball fell in the keeper’s body.
In the 13th, Tihao Alcantara bested a distant jump after the arrival near Yorkstein was difficult. A few seconds later, after a corner kick, the ball headed for the guests’ net, but Jordan Torunarriga kicked her away.
In the 18th again, the darker defender was the last person to deprive Bayern of the goal.
In the attack, the Berliners showed they could attack, with Sven Ulriah having to save a shot by Vladimir Dariida.
Bayern’s strong play from the start of the half-time, however, has gradually disappeared and boredom has settled on the pitch. Only one pass of Ribery in the 36th minute drew attention.
After a supposed conversation with Heinkes in high pitch, the red team players came in at the start of the second half and in the 50th Yorkstein had to intervene after a strike by David Alaba.
In the 56th Lewandowski he handled Torunariga’s guard and was already expected to realize, but this time Hertha’s guard was excellent in his interference.
The fact is that the positions at the door of Herta had them, but there was something wrong.
In the 68th, it was time to leave Ribery at the expense of Kingsley Comman, who had to give an impulse to attacks on the left wing.
Shortly thereafter, the coach of the champions scored his second central striker, Wagner, which meant a change in the scheme.
The plan went wrong, however, because around 80 minutes Comman was injured and spent a few minutes off the pitch, leaving his team with less. Then he returned to the field but apparently was unable to play at the level, not leaving just because the shifts were already done.
BAYERN: Ulrich, Raffinia, Zule, Hummel, Alabama, Martinez, Robben, Muller, Thiago, Ribery, Lewandowski
HERTA: Yorkstein, Pekarik, Stark, Torunariga, Plattenhart, Lustenberger, Darija, Leki, Lazaro, Kalu, Selke.
Atletico wants to send Torres to China
Atletico Madrid is considering the possibility to include his striker Fernando Torres as part of the deal with which Yanic Ferreira Carasco will join the Chinese Dalian Afan, radio Cadena Cope reports.
Yesterday, it became clear that the Madrid club will sell Carrasco to the Chinese Super League’s newcomer for 30m euros, but it seems Torres can be sent to the same team. However, the striker does not want to play in China and wants to remain at Wanda Metropolitano until June when his contract expires.
At a press conference on Wednesday, the coach of rohiblancos Diego Simeone said he did not want to keep the Spanish scorer, but after last night’s match with Copenhagen he denied problems between the two.
Simone Inzaghi has already defeated Dynamo
Lazio and Dynamo (Kiev) will be fighting against one another in one of the most interesting matches of the 1/8-finals in the Europa League. Earlier today, the former French national and Barcelona football player Eric Abidal determined this meeting, pulling both teams off the Nile rally.
So far, both teams have met only twice in their history, and in both cases the “eagles” are emerging victorious from the clashes. This is happening during the 1999/00 season, when the names of Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Paul Nedved, Veron and Alessandro Nesta appear in the Romans’ team. All players left behind in Italian and European football.
Lazio defeated his opponent in the group stage of the Champions League, scoring 2-1 at home and 1-0 as a guest. It is curious to note that the coach of the “eagles” Simone Inzaghi has also participated in the two matches with the Ukrainians. The Italian coach now faces the task of conveying this defeated spirit to his players and defending the honor of Italian football in Europe.
Mourinho chased Pogba out of his office
Despite Jose Mourinho’s claim that there is no conflict between him and Paul Pogba, the media on the island continue to say the opposite. According to the latest information, both of them had a loud conversation at the Carrington base of the Portuguese. The Frenchman went to the manager to express the grievances of the players from the special tactics, and again raised the question of his own position on the pitch. This has angered Mourinho, who has ended the conversation, bothering that if Pogba has doubts about who the boss is, he has to close the office door on the outside and read what he says on the plate.
In the last five games, Pogba has not fallen into Mourinho’s line-up and has twice been replaced. The 89million midfielder was left on the bench for the start of the Champions League match against Sevilla, but appeared in play in the 17th minute due to the injury of André Herrera.
Totti: Salah is one of the best in the world
The living legend of Roma Francesco Totti praised Liverpool’s football player Mohamed Salah, ranking him among the best players in the world.
The two were team-mates in the team of “wolves” in the past two seasons, but the Egyptian continued his career in England, and Totti ended his career in the last season’s 2016/17 Championship match against Genoa.
“At present, Salah plays at an extremely high level and is one of the best in the world. I think he is capable of playing even stronger. I know him well. Mohammed is a good friend and wants to develop even more as a footballer. He has everything he needs to do it. Practicing well and working hard. He always listens to the coaches and that’s why he plays so hard now, “Francesco Totti finished in front of Livivrul’s official site.
Sergi Roberto wants in Barca for whole life
The happy Sergi Roberto spoke to the media shortly after the formal renewal of his contract with Barcelona. The club’s adolescent signed up to 2022 but said he hoped this was not the last such ceremony and that he wanted to stay as long as possible in his native team.
“I always wanted to be here because I keep the team from a child. I knew the interest of other clubs, but I’m happy to re-sign up to 2022. I hope this is not the last such thing, “said the smiling and elegantly dressed right-wing defender of the Catalans.
“My wish is to give up as a football player in Barcelona. To walk in the footsteps of Iniesta and Leo Messi. I’m still young and I have a long way to go, but it’s a lot of work to do, “Sergey Roberto added.
“Sergi Roberto’s path is an excellent example of our school – modesty, perseverance and dedication, which identifies Barça’s 100% ideas,” President Josep Barthomeu wrote in her Twitter profile on the new deal.
Atletico has a pity on Copenhagen in the rematch
Atletico Madrid team easily continued the 1/8-finals in League Europe with a total score of 5: 1 against Danish Copenhagen. Tonight, Diego Simeone’s team made their way home 1-0 after an early goal by Kevin Gamayro (8).
El Chollo bet on a lot of back-up players given the convincing lead. Kevin Gamayro and Fernando Torres formed the offensive tandem. The French golfer scored in the eighth minute. He sent a “bomb” to Stephan Andersen’s network with a 22 meter stroke – 1: 0. In 13th Torres was in a goal position but his shot was saved. In the first quarter of the hour, the “matuskichite” had total dominance and dominated the ball in 72% of the time. At the other door, Jan Cloud was unshaken in the moments when he had to.
In the 63nd Nicholas Gaitan took Gamayro alone against the goalkeeper, but the French shooter did not find a gap and the guards killed. In the second part, “rohiblancos” visibly reduced the pace with the idea of retaining forces for the duel with Seville on Sunday night.
Leicester pays 3.1 million pounds fine
Leicester has agreed to pay a fine of 3.1 million pounds to the English Football League for violating the rules of financial fair play, British media reported.
The English club, which sensationally triumphed with the title in England two years ago, broke the rules in the 2013/14 season when it finished first in the Championship. The “foxes” then recorded a loss of £ 20.8 million, exceeding significantly the £ 8 million allowable loss.
Leicester initially refused to pay the fine but subsequently admitted his guilt and agreed to pay 3.1 million pounds.
Manchester United was pleased with Sevilla
The Manchester United team was pleased with the visit of Seville in the first 1/8-final of the Champions League. The Red Devils pulled 0-0 to Ramon Sanchez Pichuan, thanks to goalkeeper David de Hea, who made several impossible rescues in the first half and for the 19th time this season kept his net dry.
The hosts dominated most of the game, easily creating situations but generously squandering them. So everything in this clash will be settled on Old Trafford’s rematch, with Manchester United in a better position to continue, but a goal for Andalusians can change everything. The big surprise of the startup of United was Paul Pogba’s absence from among the champions, which happened for the first time in the European Tournament in Europe since 2014 when he was carrying the Juventus team.
Sevilla – Manchester United 0: 0 + 32
The duel began in a great atmosphere of “Ramon Sanchez Pichuan”, with local fans making the most of their favorites before the important game. They managed to completely silence the English, which is not often the case.
Logically, the game started with home pressure and the first shot to the visitors’ door was made in the third minute and his author became Muriel, who directed the ball in the lower left corner, but De Haea rescued. The ball ricocheted but there was no white player to take advantage of.
Sevilla continued to control the game, and the guests were difficult to organize, and their submissions were not coming. Still, the Red Devils managed to ease Sevilla’s turn and in the 12th minute they also looked at Sergio Rico’s door, but Alexis Sanchez was locked by two defenders.
Two new attempts were made by the hosts to surprise De Hea with distant strikes, first shooting Ever Banega, and then lucked by Jesús Navas. In the 16th minute, Manchester United’s staff problems deepened after Ander Herera self-styled as he tried to combine technically into the host’s penalty area. He promptly requested a substitution, and in the play appeared the defeated Pugba.
Sevilla – Manchester United 0: 0 + 32
In the 20th minute, guests of the crowd shuddered after Alexis Sanchez slipped into the field after a steep start of Stevan Nonsi who was warned by a yellow card. In the 25th minute, United reached his best position until Alexis Sanchez found Romeo Lukaku in the penalty area but the Belgian did not manage to direct it.
Sevilla responded with a lightning attack, starting from his own half. Joaquin Korey took the ball behind the center line, escaped Valencia and invaded the penalty area, where he shot a land, but De Hea was in place.
United began to look a little more dangerous, but the defenders in white acted uncompromisingly against the Red Devils assailants. A series of corners in front of United did not lead to anything. The game began to break from frequent violations, and by the 35th minute they were 16. In the 38th minute the young Skok McTominiy tried Sergio Rico’s reflexes with a blow away from his left foot, but did not make the Spanish watchman difficult.
Sevilla responded with a shot by Captain Sergio Escudero, but the ball was self-cleared with the head of a United defender. There were two more corner kicks ahead of De Hea’s door, but again nothing dangerous happened. In the 43rd minute, the Spanish goalkeeper’s goalkeeper again showed well after a Korean strike.
In the 45th minute came the most beautiful situation in the match. After another corner kick in front of De Hea’s door, Gabriel Mercado fired with a scissors, but De Hae rescued his fingertips. The heavy minutes before United’s door continued. In the last attack for the first half, the Spanish guard with another brilliant expression rescued his team from a shot after a close impact with Luis Muriel’s head.
Sevilla – Manchester United 0: 0 + 32
The second half began with a more active game of the guests, but Mourinho’s players were hardly overtaking the defense of the Andalusians. In the 48th minute Ashley Young found himself in a good position but only won the corner. Sevilla equalized the game, and in the 51st minute he made his first strike to De Haea’s door through Franco Vasquez, who lied two defenders first, and then with his left foot tried to surprise United’s strike with a blow to the far beam, but the ball went sideways. Seville’s pressure continued, with dangerous attacks alternating as waves.
“Red Devils” rewarded the game and came to a direct free kick in the 60th minute after Muriel defeated Alexis Sanchez The shot of Romulus Lukaku was strong but right in the wall. In the 63rd minute, De Hea again showed a class after saving a stroke with Clemente Langleff’s head after learning. A little later De Hea had to intervene again after a blow in the outline of Ever Banega’s door from a foul.
The guests tried to move the game, and every touch of the black ball was welcomed with the boots. In the 69th minute Pogba tried his shot, but the ball did not fall into the outline of the door.
The 71st centimeters did not reach Muriel to reach the ball after centering Sarabia at the door. Two minutes later the roles were exchanged, with Muriel overcoming Lindeloff and centering to the right, and Sarabia headed the ball but over the door.
A quarter hour before the end, Jose Mourinho made a change by releasing Marcus Rashford to replace Alexis Sanchez. Shortly before, Seville organized another dangerous but frustrating attack that ended with an ambush of Sarabia. Ten minutes before the end of the pitch, Antoni Marciaal, replacing Juan Mata, appeared. The match remained open, and the hosts kept wiping their positions, which they easily created.
In the 82nd minute, Lucaku’s goal was canceled for a game by the Belgian striker who helped her with her to tame Paul Pogba’s center in the penalty area.
There followed a stir in front of United’s door, which ended with a penalty shoot-out for Jesús Navas, but the referee did not succumb. There was a dangerous counterattack of the guests, which seemed to be getting better as the final judging signal approached. In the end, United achieved his goal of “Ramon Sanchez Pichuan”, holding on to equality and not allowing a goal and looking with optimism towards the 1/4-finals.
Napoli intervenes in the fight for De Frei
After it became clear that Stefan De Frei will not re-sign his contract with Lazio, a variety of rumors sparked in the media, sending the Dutchman to a number of European teams. It seems that Inter will win the negotiator’s signature deal. This is confirmed by La Gazzetta dello Sport in yesterday’s edition, which presents figures on a possible new De Frei contract with the “nonrazuri”.
In the battle for the Dutchman is also included Napoli, who will try to strengthen his protective shaft for the next season. The Partenoids will surely participate in the Champions League next year and this may play a major role in the soccer tips of the football player.
Inter’s management has already made its official offer to the defender, which includes a 5-year contract and an annual salary of 4.2m euros. The teams of Barcelona, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are also interested in the game.
There was so much candidates for Benzema
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has become one of the French club’s transfer goals for the next transfer window, writes Le 10Sport. According to the report, the top four teams in the League One – PSG, Monaco, Olympique Marseille and Lyon have spotted a poor soccer player this season.
His former club, Lyon, put him as Mariano’s substitute in the event that the top scorer of the team joined Atletico Madrid. PSGs also believe that Benzema will be a good alternative to Essonne Cavani or Neimar, who can move into the “white ballet”. The striker himself did not mind returning to France because of the criticisms that he attributed to Santiago Bernabeu, “said Le 10Sport.
Koln was fined 50,000 euros for fans
Koln was fined 50,000 euros due to incidents in five different matches involving fans of the German elite club, the Football Union said in Germany. In one of the incidents, during a fight with Borussia (Mönchengladbach), three supporters of the “goats” were disguised as stewards, entered the guest lodge sector and stole a banner from it.
Other than the condemnations of Koln supporters include the illegal use of pyrotechnics, and the making of an offensive poster against billionaire Dietmar Hoppe, who owns Hoffenheim.
Besiktas does not expect anything good in Munich
One of the favorites in the Champions League, Bayern (Munich), welcomes Besiktas in the first round of the tournament’s eighth finals. The Bavarians are an absolute favorite for the next phase and will try to solve everything this evening at the Allianz Arena. Besiktas surprisingly finished in the first place in his group and made no loss, but in Munich he would have to overtake himself to leave with a positive result.
Bayern is in perfect shape after Jup Hainke’s return and has won 15 of his last 16 households in all tournaments. On Saturday, the German Grand Prix turned to a visit to Wolfsburg, although some of the clubs were given a break. The winning goal scored Robert Lewandowski in the 90th minute. Besiktas is not convincing in the Turkish championship and is in 4th place, losing 5 points from leader Istanbul Bashkachevir.
Bayern Munich coach Jup Hainkes will be at the door of Sven Ulriah, with Yoshua Kimih, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummel and David Alabas in front of him. Tiago Alcantara, who had been treating a trauma for a long time, returned to play against Wolfsburg, but today he will be on the bench, and the midfielders will be Arturo Vidal and Torenzo. The attack will be led by Lewandowski, and behind him will be Frank Ribery, Hames Rodriguez and Arien Robben. It is possible at the last moment that Hainkes decided to release Kingsley Commander instead of one of Ribery and Robben. Guests from Turkey can no longer count on their fall scorer Jenk Tassun, who moved to Everton. Alvaro Negredo is now in the top position, and recently the Black Eagles also have Brazilian veteran Wagner Lav. The coach certainly puts great hopes on the experienced Ricardo Quareschma and Ryan Babel as well as Tališka, who always plays strong in European matches.
Both teams met in the Champions League and in the 1997/98 season when they were in a group and Bayern achieved two wins by 2: 0.
Chelsea and Barca have old bills for clearance
Barcelona is coming to Chelsea in one of the most anticipated clashes of the 1/8-finals in the Champions League. The instant form favors the Catalonians, but Chelsea is the most dangerous when underestimated. Both teams have a rich history of meetings with each other, all after 2000. Interestingly, out of a total of 12 matches, only two are in the group stage of the WS and the other 10 are in the eliminations.
For the last time, the rivals went out against each other in the semi-finals in the 2011/12 season, when Chelsea continued after Stamford Bridge 1: 0 and Camp Nou 2: 2. Since then, Barça’s Pedro Rodriguez and Cesc Fabregas are already in the “blue” of London. The most memorable were the games in 2009. Then the two teams were again rivals of the semi-finals and the first game ended 0: 0. On the rebound in England, Chelsea led and was already in the final, but Andres Iniesta’s goal in the added time brought Barca’s final success.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has to decide who to start at the top of the attack. More likely, this is Alvaro Morata, who has already been fully rebuilt, but Olivier Girush has chances after having already scored his first goal for the team. Marcos Alonso will return to the squad, but Tiemue Bakayoko will miss the game. David Lewis and Ross Barkley will be at least questionable, but even if they fall into the group, they will not be holders. The three defenders at Tibor Courtois will be Cesar Aspilquita, Andreas Christensen and Gary Kahill, and Ngolo Kante, Cesc Fabregas and Daniel Drinquot will have to stop Barça’s midfielders and help Eden Azar in building the attacks. Barcez will not be able to play Philippe Coutinho who has already played matches in the Liverpool tournament. Lionel Messi will try to score his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth match against Londoners, and the magnificent Luis Suarez will be another big threat to the home side. Usman Dembele is healthy and is expected to be in the starting lineup of the Catalonians. Andres Iniesta, Sergio Buscques and Ivan Rakitic will be the rest in the midfield of Barça. Nelson Semedo is punished by defenders, but Valverde will be able to use the usual captains Serhi Roberto, Gerard Picket, Samuel Yumtiti and Jordi Alba.
Conte pointed to Barcelona’s weak spot
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his players would have to play a “perfect match” against Barcelona. Both teams meet on Tuesday at the 1/8-finals of the Champions League, the “blue” hosts the first match.
“On the one hand, we know that we are going against one of the best teams in the world who is a favorite to win the tournament, but we are excited to be able to play in such a big game against such a strong team and to judge what is our level with him, “said Conte.
“To beat them, we have to play a perfect game and try to make the best decisions, they are great when they hold the ball but have weaknesses when they do not play with it, we have to use that,” added the Italian specialist.
The two teams last met in the Champions League in 2012, when Chelsea scored a 3: 2 overall. Subsequently, the “blue” triumphed with the trophy.
Cristiano scores more often than Messi
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is confident of the Spanish title with 17 points in front of Real Madrid, but Cristiano Ronaldo has a good reason to be happy with his Argentine.
The season’s statistics show that the Golden Ball winner is more likely to get past Messi in the campaign so far. Cristiano has 26 goals from 29 games in all tournaments – ie. is averaged at 97 minutes. At the same time, Barca’s leader has 27 hits in 37 fights, which makes an average of 115.6 min.
On Sunday night, the Portuguese was right in Real Madrid’s 5: 3 victory over Betis, and Messi did not score 2: 0 earlier than Aibar.
Leo, however, has the misfortune of leading in the beams ranking since the beginning of the season in Primera – 15.
Hazard: I like Chelsea, I play every game, fans love me
Real Madrid’s reluctant to transfer to Real Madrid seems to be happy in Chelsea and claims he does not think of parting. “I’m here for now. I have a contract for 2.5 years, I feel good and play in every game. The fans love me a lot, and my family likes it in London. We will see, “said the 27-year-old footballer, quoted by Sky Sports.
“There are still a few months left to the end of the season and tournaments to win. Then comes the World Cup, “Hazard added.
Only a few days ago – in an interview with Marca – Belgian responded with “You never know what can happen in football” when asked if we will see him team world champions.
“I’m flattered by Real’s interest, but they’ve been watching me for years. If it’s not Real, it’s Pari Saint-Germain. When it’s not PSG, it’s Real. I’m happy in Chelsea right now, “the striker said.
Tomorrow, Londoners take Barcelona in the 1/8 final match of the Champions League. It is said that manager Antonio Conte will not stay for a long time at the head of the team. Hazard, however, advocated for him.
“We win together, we lose together. I did not feel any of the players have anything against the coach. We’re all behind him. We want to climb the Premier League standings and give ourselves everything against Barca, “the Belgian national said.
Valencia returns Kondogbia to Inter
Valencia will return Joffrey Kondogbia to Inter after the season, media reported in Spain.
The French midfielder plays in the “bats” team on rent from the “neradzurite”, impressing all of Mestya with very good games.
The midfielder took part in 20 meetings for Valencia so far, recording three goals and one assists.
The Spanish club has the option of redeeming the Kondogbia at the end of the season for the sum of 25m euros, but in today’s issue Marca newspaper says the figure will be impossible for Valencia even if the team qualify for the Champions League.
We recall that Inter bought the French midfielder in 2015 from the Monaco team for the sum of 36m euros.