Napoli will keep his first place in the match with Milan. We offer you our soccer predictions below.
The leader Napoli
Napoli has made a very strong start of the season and is still the leader in the stadium. But now they have only one point ahead of champion Juventus. It happened after they could not beat Kievo in the last round and made 0: 0 as a guest. This was also a second zero draw in the Neapolitan league after a draw with Inter earlier. In general, this is not typical for the team we are accustomed to marking and makes effective matches. Napoli is at least one of the two non-Lossless teams still in Series A. Betfair is also able to bet on the match and take advantage of any of the various bonuses that are offered.
The composition of Milan
The seventh position is taken by Milan. Despite many purchases in the summer, guests do not show the expected level. The press on the team and especially on the coach Vincenzo Montetella strengthens with every passing match. In the last round, the Rosoners took a breath of air with a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo as a guest. Previously they lost Juventus 0-2 and defeated 4: 1 outside and Kievo. The clashes with more serious teams have lost them, which confirms that Milan is still not in a particularly good condition.
Napoli has only one loss from Milan in the last 12 games between them. She was at the San Siro three years ago. Now the hosts definitely perform better than their opponent and have to keep their leadership after the shoot in the last round. For Milan, things still do not look good and the situation in the team has somewhere to improve.
Soccer Predictions: 1, over 2.5 goals
Ludogorec needs to win once more against Braga and secure a ranking. We offer you our football betting predictions below.
Ludogorets expects a new European evening on the home scene, this time rival is Portuguese Braga. The Bulgarian team has 7 points and ranks first in the group, while Braga is second with less point in its asset. A very important match for both teams on their way ahead of Group C.
The shape of Ludogorets
The “Eagles” have enjoyed their game lately and definitely Dimitar Dimitrov – Hero makes the right decisions for his composition. Over the weekend, they achieved a significant victory, defeating 2-0 at home against Levski. For his last 10 matches of all tournaments Ludogorets has 8 wins. The other two matches were for the Cup, finishing with a draw in regular time, and Ludogorec was the final winner of the matches. Razgrad players won 2 of their 3 games so far in the group, and once they ended up on a draw. Vlado Stoyanov continues to heal an injury and is the only major player in the team who is out for the match.
The presentation of Braga
The Portuguese team also performs very strongly in a period of 10 games, and also has 8 wins. In the remaining matches he scored one draw and one defeat, which came from Ludogorets. In their last championship clash, the team made little success at home over Chavez. Otherwise, in the League group Europe has 2 wins and 1 loss, which has already been questioned. Marafona is injured and Rosic, Mauro and Wilson Eduardo are questionable about the match.
Ludogorec against Braga
1 match between them in which Ludogorec won in Portugal with 0-2. During his current Euro campaign, the Bulgarian team has hosted 4 times, winning each match. Braga is steadily away from home after being 2 wins and 3 draws lately. Ludogorec will qualify for a possible victory in this match. The Portuguese team will have to cope without their coach Abel Ferreira at the touchdown line because he is punished. A really important match for both teams that will be expected with serious interest. Ludogorec performs well in his recent meetings and plays high on the home stage in Razgrad. There is definitely more comfortable there than in Sofia. Braga is a strong team, but it has been seen that there are problems with teams that have fast and technical football. That’s why we think Ludogorets deserves confidence again. We anticipate a victory for them in this match, and as a second option try over 2.5 goals.
Football Betting Predictions: 1, over 2.5 goals
Watford will try to trick Arsenal. Here was our soccer tips for that game.
The Watford team
Before the start of the round Watford is eighth. They do not have a bad start of the season and have only lost one loss so far. But it was a bit heavy and it happened at the last home of the team when they were defeated 0: 6 by Manchester City. Immediately after her, Swansea beat 2: 1 as a guest, and followed a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich. They are now hoping to make a difficult match for Arsenal, as they did in the first round here with Liverpool.
The composition of Arsenal
Arsenal ranks fifth in the table. In the last round, they are expected to beat Brighton 2-0. More alarming is the statistics of “gunners” as a guest to date. They still have neither a win nor a goal scored yet. Still, there was hope of their last visit, ending 0: 0 with Chelsea. Arsenal has not lost 7 consecutive matches in all tournaments. The last defeat was heavy and Liverpool’s 4-0 draw. Is not it time to finally mark and even win as a guest in England?
Watford has shown he is able to confuse bets despite the heavy defeat from City recently. This does not stop the hosts now trying to make a difficult match for Arsenal. In turn, it seems like it’s time to start not only to win, but also to enter as a guest. Now the moment seems appropriate to fill the zeros in their guest rankings in the high league.
Soccer tips : 2, over 2.5 goals
Tottenham will take three points in the Huddersfield match.Here was our football betting tips for that game.
The upcoming round in the English Championship will be opened with a very curious match. In it, the novice Huddersfield meets Tottenham. The hosts have 9 won points after the first 6 rounds, while the spurs have 11 points.
News for the hosts
Huddersfield started the campaign very hard, not losing his first three games, winning twice in them. But there was a visit to West Ham, where the host team took the victory. Huddersfield continued with two draws in the league and a loss from Crystal Palace in the League Cup tournament. No serious absences are expected in the team.
Visits to the visiting team
Tottenham is coming out for his second game this week. In the middle of her, she played the group stage of the Champions League when she had to visit the Cypriot APOEL. Tottenham took the lead after 0-3 and confirmed the good impressions lately. The form of the team shows 5 wins and 1 draw in their last 6 fights. Far from home they have 3 out of 3 league victories. There is a certain amount of trouble through the Pochetino because it will not be able to rely on the injured Lamela, Wanyama and Rose. Serge Orie is punished.
First meeting between them
Never before have both teams played a match with each other. This will be their first meeting in which they will come in with desire and zeal for victory. Huddersfield has played steadily since the start but has not yet faced any of the top league teams. This will change because Tottenham is such a team. Spurs show fluctuations at times, especially at the beginning of the season, but especially when they have to host Wembley. During their visits, the team is much more confident. That’s exactly why we think the Spurs will be able to get the three points here. As a second option you can also try a -1 handicap for Tottenham.
Football betting tips : 2, Tottenham -1
Nice accepts Angers in search of a third consecutive win. Below was our football bet predictions for that game.
Nice have not entered their shape since last season, thanks to which they managed to win third place in the final standings. This week the team accepts Angers as the bookmakers’ expectations are for a home win and Bet365 will offer you one of the highest odds per unit. Let’s not forget, however, that Angie was the winner of their last direct clash to this point.
Nice do not lose in 25 of their last 27 households
Nice started the new season with two losses, but then they tightened and won three of their four subsequent matches in the French First League. One of those victories was even against the champion Monaco and it was uncompromising. Nice has not scored a goal in its last two games, and at home they rarely make mistakes, and in 25 of their last 27 games they have no defeat.
Angers have not lost in their last five away games
Last round Angers made the first loss in the championship, as she came against the absolute outsider to date, Metz. So Angers was in the lower half of the standings with four draws, a win and a loss. Interestingly, the team is showing a better performance in their tournaments, where they have not lost five consecutive matches, and have finally beaten Nice away from home.
Milan goes to victory in Vienna. We offer you our asian handicap predictions for that game.
This is the second consecutive season for Austria in the groups. In the last year’s edition they did not go out of the group stage. There they were in the company of another Italian rival – Roma. The Vienna game lost 2: 4. Austria started from the third qualifying round in the tournament. They first dealt with AEL Limassol with a total score of 2: 1. The playoffs have eliminated Osijek thanks to most of the other field goals. In Vienna they lost 0: 1, but previously won 2: 1 in Croatia. In the Austrian Championship, too, they are not doing well and are in fourth place.
Back in Milan
Milan has returned to the European stage and has begun a encouraging season. After two victories in Italy, this Sunday was down and lost 4: 1 from Lazio. In League Europe also started from a third qualifying round. There they dealt with Universita Krayov by two victories with a total score of 3: 0. The playoffs have achieved two new successes, but this time over Shkendia with a total score of 7: 0. The team was boosted in the summer and everyone is expecting Milan to be among the top teams.
Milan is the big favorite in this group. It remains to justify expectations now with one win, especially after the heavy loss on Sunday from Lazio. Austria does not look optimized and certainly is not of the Italian class. The hosts will still try to do something, but we do not expect them to get points from the match.
Asian handicap predictions : Away ah -1
Chelsea chases a third consecutive victory with Leicester’s visit. Here was our soccer bet picks for that game.
Within only 4 rounds, Lester meets 3 of the Leaders in the league. The season began with an Arsenal visit, which lost 4: 3. In the next round, Brighton beat home 2-0. However, there was a visit to Old Trafford, lost 2-0 by Manchester United. An official debut on the “foxes” still can not make the appeal of Sevilla Vicente Ibora, who cures an injury. The other players from the main team are expected to be available for the hosts.
Having started with an unexpected beat against Burnley, Chelsea began to catch up with this defeat and scored two good wins over Tottenham and Everton’s tough teams. So now they are coming out for a third consecutive victory, with which they can be rewarded for the first round. Last season they made two classic wins with 3: 0 over Leicester. Gary Cahill, who started with a red card season, is still punished for the upcoming match, and other gaps are not expected for the guests.
Leicester has only won one of his last 13 matches against Chelsea. This was during the 2015-2016 season. On the other side, Chelsea won 4 of Leicester’s last 5 visits. The hosts are certainly not as dangerous as 2 years ago. Chelsea began to remind himself of the Burnley shoot and had real chances for a third success.
Soccer bet picks : 2
Wales – Austria
The national selections of Wales and Austria stand against each other in a world-class qualification group E of the Europe zone. The duel is on Saturday at 19:45 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Our soccer bets for that game can read below.
Following Euro 2016’s strong performance, the Wales team is about to miss the 2018 World Cup, and the same applies to Austria. The two teams have eight points in their assets and occupy third and fourth place. Leaders in the group are Serbia and the Republic of Ireland, who have easy matches in this round and will almost certainly increase their assets. In fact, Wales and Austria face a direct elimination, as the loser will almost certainly drop out of the fight to rank the world finals in Russia.
Many expected Wales to make an impressive performance in the World Cup qualifying campaign, but that was not the case. Euro 2016 semi-finalists may have won a strong team like Belgium last summer but are currently struggling to win three points. They have no loss in qualifying but have scored five draws and only one win. Wales failed to win at home against a team like Georgia, and it might cost them a lot. In the last game they made 1: 1 as guests of Serbia and kept some chances for the first two positions.
Austria was one of the countries that insisted on a good performance in France last summer after the strong qualifiers, and despite their failure at the Euro 2016 they were considered great favorites for the World Cup 2018 in this group. Like Wales, they are performing poorly, and are currently under their upcoming rival for a worse goal difference.
In its last game, Austria made 1: 1 against Erie in Dublin, before defeating Moldova 2-0. In the first match between Austrians and Wales, the winner was not sent after a 2-2 draw and we look forward to seeing hits in the two doors again, as both teams will play for the victory.
Soccer bets Prediction: Goal / Goal
Barcelona – Betis soccer bet prediction
Barcelona entered this match after two losses from Real Madrid in the Super Cup final of Spain. “The Catalans” retreated to the eternal rival with a 1: 5 overall score and were not even close enough to hamper the “white ballet”. Ernesto Valverde has many occasions for reflection after these two matches and he will have to change the game quickly. Barca won his last 6 home games against Betis, scoring 3 or more goals in each. This included a 6: 2 victory in the first round of last season, but they failed to win their visit to Benito Vieiamarin and only reached a draw of 1: 1.
In the upcoming match, the coach of the hosts will not be able to read Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique who were injured. Andres Iniesta is also in question for the match while Javier Mascherano and Paco Alcasser are ready to start at the first minute. The new addition Paulinho may be on the bench.
Bettis are certainly relieved by the fact that from their last visit to Camp Nou, Neimar and Suarez will not be in the upcoming match in the attack. Messi is the only one of the star trio that will harass the guests. The new Betis mentor Kiket Sethien relied on offensive football in Las Palmas, and that may be the case with Bethes. The specialist knows very well that Bettis has no better chance of winning a guest than Barcelona. The new addition Zuhair Fedal must be a partner of Aida Mandi in the center of defense. Viktor Kamarasha is expected to make his debut in the middle of the pitch with Andres Guardado and Oscar-winning Sergio Leon will lead the “green-white” attack.
Both teams have scored in 5 of the last 6 games in the league and have reason to expect that the team of Betis will score in the upcoming match, so we will bet on the two doors.
Soccer Bet Prediction: Goal / Goal
How Liverpool and Watford exchanged three goals
In the first meeting of the two teams, Watford met Liverpool. It was a debut in an official match for host coach Marko Silva, who is also the 9th manager of the team since 2012. The hopes in the horns are related to the Portuguese repeating its good work from Hull’s stay and why not put Watford in the top ten. On the other side, Liverpool’s expectations are relatively high as Clop enters his (almost) third season at the head of Merseyside.
The starting 11 of the two teams.
Jurgen Klop chose the well-known 433 as the most interesting moment was the presence of the new purchase of the team – the wing Mohamed Salah. Typically in Liverpool he has not missed and absent – Lalana will be a long-term one while Kouttinho misses the match because of problems with Barcelona in the back.
Watford has set 4231 as his favorite manager, the only big name that missed the meeting was Troy De’nye.
At the beginning of the meeting, Marko Silva’s graduates used an interesting approach in two parts. While the ball was deep in Liverpool’s half (see goalkeeper + defenders and Henderson), the hosts played a light press. Nothing too aggressive, but enough to hit the day of Merseyside.
To deal with the tensions in this early stage of the game, Liverpool resorted to the services of Emre Zhang. The German was often pulling back from being an indoor midfielder to help with a presence and a pair of Henderson’s legs in the middle of the pitch.
At those moments, when Liverpool was able to pass with short passes, the ball to the middle of the course began, and the second part of Watford’s plan, Marco Silva’s graduates, came to a 451 building. It was as Cleverly returned from his 10th position and stood Next to the center midfielder.
Gian’s Movement and the move to Watford’s defense.
Just as it seemed to be the pattern of play in the corner game, the 9th minute gave Watford an advantage – Okaki realized for 1: 0.
As often happens, the early goal changes pretty much the situation on the pitch. Watford picked up slightly the pressure of his press as Liverpool saw himself forced to defend for a few minutes. In the period between 10 and 25 minutes, the match resembled more chaos than anything else, both teams alternating to make mistakes in the middle of the pitch, with no one going to the bottom.
It was up to ’28 minutes when Sadio Mane’s individual class gave Liverpool a ray of hope. After an attack that actually made the Senegalese equalized the score – 1: 1.
The joy of Merseyside did not last long. Just 2 minutes later, Doukure reintroduced Watford’s lead after a dreadful melee in Liverpool’s penalty box.
By the end of the half-time, Liverpool managed to regain control of the ball and then take the initiative.
Marko Silva, however, made a small change in his team’s strategy in response to Jan’s new role (the above-mentioned backward). The change was that the hosts had already returned to a 442 without a ball.
Using the 442 without a ball allowed Watford to have two people blocking Zhang and Henderson … and making it hard for Liverpool to take the ball through the center of the field.
However, the time to the end of the half-time did not make much of anything interesting and the teams went back into the tunnel with a score of 2: 1.
The second half
The half-time started quite badly for Watford. The hosts had to make a second forced change (the first did not mention it because it was not interesting). Roberto Pereira left the game at the expense of Richard. A change in tactics was not like the Brazilian just took the place directly from his injured partner.
However, Liverpool has taken control of the match at the start of the half-time. The Watford press was no longer there, and the marshallows were playing the leather ball, looking for a break in the defensive block of their friendly hosts.
Cleverly and Okaka did a decent job in neutralizing Zhang and Henderson (see the above picture). Due to their work in this defensive 442 for Liverpool it was not easy to organize attacks in the center of the course. Instead, Merseysides often sought with long passes above the defense of the speedy Salah and Mane.
However, this was a much more dangerous option than the non-creation of situations, which seemed to be the plan in the first half, and so did the ’56 minute when Mohammed Salah won a penalty for Liverpool. Roberto Firmino did not mistake the white point and the result was again 2: 2.
Only three minutes later the turn became complete – this time Salah scored for 3: 2.
Together with the lead came back the mood of Merseyside. Again, Watford was pressed against the wall to come up with a solution. Unfortunately, Marko Silva had only 1 shift available to work because he had already made two coerces. Andre Gray appeared in the game, replacing Okaka .. again without any reflection on the general strategy.
In the closing minutes, Liverpool took the idea back and let Watford worry about the outcome. At the moment, it seemed like a bad decision for the Merseysides – their defensive block was steady and limited Watford to several centuries, while the hastiness of the hosts led to mistaken passes and several opportunities for dangerous shots.
It seemed like the match was solved and the Merseyside were having fun on the pitch …. At least until the sequel when Freddy Krueger again came home to play a corner. The exercise with comic defense in static positions was repeated and the result was matched by one of the last actions in the match.
Marko Silva staged an interesting plan in two parts to stop Liverpool. A plan that was largely similar to the one used last year when Hull City won 2-0. When Liverpool began taking the initiative at the end of the first half, Silva made the necessary changes to reflect the new situation. However, this was not enough against the trio in the Liverpool attack and two quick goals at the start of the second part gave Liverpool a lead. For Merseyside, some of the well-known problems from last year were evident – weak static protection and poor midfielder performance in the midfield. Not everything is so bad for red fans, as (1) this game can provoke Clop to break the transfer box as a defender and midfielder, (2) and the three in the attack (Mane, Firmino and Salah) played a good game and looked Dangerous and (3) will be able to justify the loss of Chelsea.
That’s why Alves chose PSG than Man City
Paris Saint-Germain today will announce the transfer of former Barcelona and Juventus player Daniel Alves. When the Brazilian decided to leave the bianconer, everyone thought that his decision was dictated by the desire to work again with Jose Guardiola. There was a suggestion from the “citizens”, but the offer of Parisians that they had made to Alves at the weekend was far more enticing.
According to Sky Sports, Etihad was willing to pay the Brazilian 115,000 a week, which makes about 6 million a year. PSG’s bid is twice as high – 230,000 a week and a two-year contract for which Alvesh will receive a total of 25m.
This has forced the right back to make a sharp turn in his plans, and instead of joining the other Manchester City players to head to Paris, where he will be presented today as the latest PSG addition.
Lukaku took photos from the previews and explained why he chose Manchester United in front of Chelsea
Manchester United’s new arrival, Romeo Lukaku, showed in social networks pictures of the passing of medical examinations in his new team. The Belgian striker is in Los Angeles where he was on holiday with French midfielder Paul Pugba. They are expecting their teammates, who are leaving for the LA pre-season tour.
Meanwhile, Lukaku, who was currently carrying Everton’s shirt, explained in an interview with ESPN why he chose to continue his career at Old Trafford rather than in his former Chelsea club. “I had already decided. I gave a word and did not look back. I was already set to be part of the Manchester United team, “explained the star.
“Why Manchester United? This is the biggest club in the world. It is a club that is hungry to win the league again and to dominate again in world football. This is an opportunity I have always wanted from a child. And when they called me, I did not have to think long. I am very happy and I hope to be a part of the club’s history, “Lukaku said.
Diego Costa admitted: Conte does not want me in Chelsea
Chelsea scorer Diego Costa once again made it clear that the chances of staying in the team and in the new season are minimal. After last night’s control between Spain and Colombia (2: 2) he rightly said that the manager of the English champion Antonio Conte did not want him in the team.
“My coach relationship is bad and it’s clear that he does not want me on the team, and he’s been telling me by sending me a sms, obviously I did not make a good season and I can not stay, right now I’m still a soccer player Chelsea because I have a contract, but I will have to look for a new team, “the Brazilian said with a Spanish passport.
It is no secret that the attacker’s desire is to return to Atletico Madrid, but at this stage it seems hard to implement because of the punishment of “matuscats who can not fillet new players until January.
“People know that I love Atletico and I like the life in Madrid, but the situation is complicated, not playing 4 or 5 months would be a problem for me, even more in the year before the World Cup, and I have to think about the best solution, Added Costa.
Good News for United fans: Zlatan wants to stay on Old Trafford!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to stay in Manchester United and next season, says his agent Mino Rajola. The Swede has received numerous offers from other clubs despite heavy knee injury, revealed Rayolas, but prefers to stay in the Dream Theater.
“He wants to stay in England, he wants to stay on top and if he sees it might be valuable for Manchester United then why not Manchester United. It can also be valuable in another of the top clubs, but I think it will be most respectful to talk to Manchester United and see what all parties want, “Raiola said.
Transmission punch PSG – Obamayang contracts!
PSG and Borussia Dortmund have agreed on the transfer of Pierre-Emerich Obamayang, sources from Yahoo Sport said. The 27-year-old footballer became the Bundesliga’s top scorer and shortly after the season he wished to leave the “yellow-black”. The transfer fee the PSG will pay for it amounts to € 70 million and the player’s annual salary will be € 10 million plus € 6 million bonus on signing.
Bernardo Silva entered the top 10 of the most expensive English transfers
Bernardo Silva is the first new addition to Josep Guardiola in Manchester City, after replacing France’s Monaco with the “citizens” team officially on Friday night. According to the BBC, the transfer amount of the Portuguese offensive midfielder is 43 million pounds, and that means he is among the top 10 most expensive English clubs in history.
Top 10 most expensive English team transfers:
Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United for 89 million pounds
Angel di Maria from Real Madrid to Manchester United for 59.7m
Kevin de Bourne from Wolfsburg in Manchester City for 55 million pounds
Fernando Torres from Liverpool in Chelsea for 50m
John Stones from Everton in Manchester City for 47.5m
Rahim Sterling from Liverpool to Manchester City for 43m
Bernardo Silva from Monaco in Manchester City for 43m
Mesut Oosil from Real Madrid in Arsenal for 42.4 million
Sergio Aguero from Atletico (Madrid) to Manchester City for 38m
Juan Matta from Chelsea in Manchester United for 37.1 million
Alexis Sanchez negotiates with Bayern (Munich)
Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez is leading talks on transferring to Bayern Munich, reports in his home country Chile. The agent of 28-year-old player Fernando Felicevic arrived in Germany to meet the Bavarians’ bosses and negotiate the conditions for his client to sign with the Bundesliga champion.
Sanchez made another strong season with Arsenal and scored 29 goals in all the tournaments. This, however, was not enough to help the team get to the top 4 and participate in the Champions League. This is the main reason for the Chilean to look for a new team to meet his ambitions and to play again in the strongest club tournament on the Old Continent.
Bayern is said to be ready to raise 50mln to attract Sanchez while the player himself will be offered a contract to receive 11mln per season. Arsenal are willing to accept such a bid, given that the attacker’s contract is for another season only, after which he may leave as a free agent.
At the same time, Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola looks closely at the situation and will also try to bid for the Alexis signature. However, the chances to take it are small, as Arsenal prefers to sell it abroad, not a direct competitor in England. In addition, the player would feel better at the Allianz Arena, where he will meet with compatriot Arturo Vidal.
Anderlecht triumphed with a record 34th title
Anderlecht won Belgian football title for the 34th time and for the first time in the last three years after a round before the end made a 7 point difference before the FC Bruges chaser. With two goals scored by the Polish striker Lucas Theodorchik, the violets beat 3: 1 as guests Charleroi. At the same time FC Bruges fell 1: 2 when he was away from Ostend.
After the 9th round of playoffs for the title Anderlecht has 49 points, FC Bruges is 42. 3rd place is for Ghent, who defeated Zulte Vareghem with 5: 2 and has 41. So the fight for the 2nd place, giving the right To participate in the Champions League qualifiers, will continue in the last round. There, FC Brugge accepts Gent in a direct clash.
Kristian Bedia led the hosts from Charleroi ahead in the 27th minute, and in 59th Theodorchik equalized. In the 81st he again got out of the ambush and came out alone against goalkeeper Nicola Pineto sent the ball in the lower left corner. Massimo Bruno in the 87th minute formed the final result for the benefit of Sofia citizens.
With today’s two hits, Theodorchik has already scored 22 goals in the hand of the shooters and has become the main contender for the top scorer.
Since defending title Bruce Brugge dominated the first part of the season, Anderlecht took advantage of the problems inside the rival and with strong matches in the spring managed to advance. They could become champions in the last match, but playmaker Yuri Tilemans missed a penalty. But that did not affect the mood of the Swiss coach Rene Weiler and they are done now. Weiller was dismissed before New Year. In the end, he not only retained his post, but also won the title, combining it with a breakthrough in the Europa League tournament, where Anderlecht dropped out of Manchester United’s quarterfinals.
Butragueno: Stoichkov was Barca’s most dangerous player
Real Madrid (Emilio Butragueno) legend gave an exclusive interview for the TV Sport TV show. His whole life is connected to the Royal Club. He recorded 463 games and 171 goals for the first team of Real. Winner of 16 trophies, including six Spanish championships and two UEFA Cups. They call it “Hawk”. Namely, he gives this nickname to the famous five-year-old Real of the 1980s, which dominates the Spanish terrain. Since 2010, he has been the Director of Relations with the Institutions in Real Madrid. We offer you a second part of the interview with Senor Emilio Butragueno.
– How did your nickname “Hawk” appear?
– In the third team of Real (Madrid). There I started playing when I came to the club. My surname, Mr Butragueno, is difficult and too long to pronounce. And then my teammates started calling me briefly “Bootre”. At first I did not know who they were talking about. Someone said, “Give the Hawk,” and I still did not know who it was. But later on I realized that they called me so. When I switched to the second team, I started to score many goals and then the journalists began to associate the nickname with the idea that I was a hawk in the criminal field that is stalking my prey, and so today they call me like that.
“So the nickname is right?”
“Well, I was not that big a contender. I think I was a footballer who just enjoys the game and loves her. I was not the typical striker who desperately searches naked and constantly stalks in the field. I liked playing and combining with my teammates, giving my assailant so that he could score goals. I liked playing for our striker. Sometimes
When I was close or I was free at the door, I scored another goal but that was not my primary function in the team.
“Is it true that there was interest in you from the other Atletico club in Madrid?” And why did you choose Real?
“When I was still in school, there was really interest in Atletico. Even if we had to be honest, they had much more interest than Real. The fact is, I went to Real Madrid when I was 17 and I was rejected. There are such things in life, and then I thought it was not so important. It is true that Atletico has shown much more interest to me than Real, but I’m from the “white” … (laughs). I have a Real Madrid membership card since the day I was born. I was coming to the stadium with my dad watching all matches and logically this is our team and our club.
– Which individual prize is the most expensive? Have you twice won the Bravo Prize for Best Young Player in Europe, the Pichicchie Award for the Spanish Championship Scorer or perhaps the two third places in the Golden Ball?
– I think the most important thing for football is that it is a team sport. The individual for me has always been second. When your team is doing well and you will be fine. Right? With regard to the different
Posts always invaders are the focus of attention and always receive individual prizes. However, without the team, none of these awards will be possible for them. “The Golden Ball” is a reward for
The best player of Europe. It was not a goal for me because I thought I had not enough qualities for her. The truth is, however, that on several occasions we were very close to winning. It would have been nice for Spain, since since Louis Suarez no one had won this trophy. That was the reason I dreamed of winning it. But I stayed third, and twice. It is. We have to accept it. (laughing)
– It’s no secret that the best player in the world at the moment Cristiano Ronaldo often remains after the workout to work extra on certain components of his game. Did you have any such activities or did you just have an innate instinct in front of a goal?
– I think every player has to develop. There must be innate talents, of course. That’s obvious. However, there are many qualities that one can acquire and develop over time. This is exactly what you said – with workouts. Also a footballer gets better, depending on the teammates he has. The better your teammates are, the better you will be. Why? Because when you go into an attack, they will hand you the ball at the right moment and in a zone that will give you an edge over the defense. That’s why it’s very important to have good teammates. Cristiano is an example for all of us and for future generations, because we are talking about a person who has achieved absolutely everything. Everything! But his behavior in the club is like a young man who has just arrived at Bernabeu and who wants to prove himself every day. The combination of his spirit of victory and his modesty
Are really admirable.
– You were in Spain for Euro’84, where La Futria reached the final, but you did not record minutes on the pitch. What emotions did you experience at the age of 21?
“It was very strange because I was not on the list. Rincon was chosen to participate in the team. But let me tell you the whole story. The European was in June and I broke into the first team of Real (Madrid) shortly before – in February. I remember how Munoz announced the list and I was not in it. It was logical not to be called. Just one week or about ten days before the championship, one of the attackers, Rincon of Betis, was injured and unexpectedly called me. I joined the team five days before we arrived in France. It was very strange. I was on the bench and every game I thought I was going to let go … I do not know why … I was ready. I was ready and I had confidence in myself. I knew if I went out I would do something. Unfortunately, I did not even play a minute. In the second half of the final against France, we lost 0: 1 and then I thought they had a chance to let me go at least for a while. And I visualized what I would do as I went out on the pitch, because that’s important to the players. Every player on the pitch plays his own game. I mean, there is a player of the opponent who needs to beat a certain area for which you are in charge. For example, this would be the area around the criminal field and the criminal field itself. In this game, I was imagining possible positions and how would I play if they had let me go, but it turned out I did not even play for a minute. On the other hand, however, it was a rich experience for me. Still, I was there with the best players in Spain. It was really useful and I learned a lot about the national team, its organization and many others
Things. I like it. Then it was time and finally I even became captain of the national team. For this task, everything that I have experienced before helped me a lot.
– Like your debut for Real, in your first national team match you also started with a goal. Do you remember this meeting?
– Yes. It was against Wales. Still the first European game in France. The match was in Seville. We won 3: 0 and I scored the third goal at the last minute. It was a counterattack and I was lucky again. Gordillo broke to the left and handed me, I took a bust over the goalkeeper, I think it was South. One of their defense came to me very quickly and I flipped it, and then I put the ball between the goalie’s feet. I remember this day perfectly. My debut for the national team.
– In the 1998 World Cup semi-finals in Mexico, against Denmark, you scored four goals for 5-1. With this achievement, you became the second player to score four World Cup finals after Eusebius, who did that in 1966. Is this your strongest match for the national team?
“No doubt this is my brightest match. But from a soccer point of view, I always say it and people are very surprised, it was by no means the best match in my career. I repeat – from a soccer point of view. Of course, to score four goals in such an important game is something special. The fact is that no other Spaniard has ever achieved it yet. The truth is, it was one day when we were very lucky. We fell lucky that day and it was just for me to score the goals. It was a unique feeling. I remember after the end of the game that my father could not find a place of joy. He went down to us in front of the dressing room, and I went out and seeing how glad I was, “Good luck, huh ?!” In my career three times I have scored four goals and this game was one of them. You have the feeling that fate has chosen you to be the main actor on that day. Then I did not take it as important because we know you are lucky sometimes in football, but sometimes you do not. No doubt this was one of the important days in my career.
– After your fight you change your shirt with Michael Laudrup. Are you still protecting her?
– Yeah, I think I keep it. Michael is really a great player. The truth is, then, the Danes had a great team. Then he was very young. I and I were very young – only 22 years old. I insisted being
He exchanged his shirt with him, because I liked his way of playing. I really love such kind of players who are creative and for whom you never know what they will do. They’ll always surprise you. And he’s a gentleman on the pitch. I think this kind of players are making football play. And I think I keep his shirt in his house.
“You were the Captain of Spain at the World Cup. Does the responsibility of wearing the strip reflect on the game?
– No. But being a captain means to follow a lot of things. In the end, this also means getting the team together with the coach, the federation … You no longer just have to play football, but you have other
Obligations. You also need to pay more attention to teammates. Whatever problems they may have, they turn to you. So your responsibility is growing. There is no problem on the pitch but outside
You have to watch for a lot of things. It is.
– After 171 goals in 463 Real Madrid games you decided to continue your career in Mexico. How did you get to your Atletico Zelaya? Tell more about football and life in this country?
“Well, by chance, you know the vicissitudes of fate … I admit that I believe a lot in fate. It is true, and my whole life is a very accurate example of this. And the story of how I got to Atletico Zelaya is really interesting and difficult to understand after so long. In general, I announced that I was leaving Real. In my last year there, I played the 1994-1995 season, but my contract with the club ended and offered me another year, but you know that for the real player the most important thing is to play football. Jorge Valdano was a coach and I talked to him. I told him, “Jorge, the club has offered me
But I have the feeling that I will not play much? “Jorge was honest with me and said,” I think you can stay without any problem, but the truth is you will not play much. “Then I decided to be I called to the club and I told them we were splitting in. At first I was thinking of going to Japan, and it was a dream for culture, language and the chance to get to know another country, I think this is one of the most positive experiences in Before that we had been with my wife there for a honeymoon and I was very pleasant surprise I did not like my wife so much, but not me – it was just then that our youngest daughter was only 15 months old and Sonia was pregnant with our second child – suddenly this opportunity came to Mexico, Who has been trying to enter their first division for 35 years and this year he succeeded.
A place without big football traditions, but the owners of the club were Spaniards. This gave me confidence, and another factor that influenced us was that we had a lot of friends in Mexico. This was important to my wife, who was pregnant at this time. There, too, they speak the same language, and we feel that we will feel more relaxed, and above all, she will feel more secure. These were the three happiest years for my family. The attitude towards us was really excellent. I went for a year and I stayed three … My wife wanted us to stay, but the moment we thought it was enough. I felt I was already exhausted as a footballer and I had to finish my career.
“Do you know that you are a friend of our most successful footballer and legend of Barcelona, ??Hristo Stoichkov? What do you think about it? Would you share an interesting story with Hristo.
– A big rival! Many times we have collided. Very dangerous, fast, powerful, bare-fingered, very cunning. Whenever we played against Barca, he was one of the main players we had to keep. It was
The most dangerous. He helped Barcelona to become a grand. Barcelona with him, Laudrupp and Cumman was a big team. He wore the spirit of a winner and a very hard character that helped a lot on Barca. It’s a very dangerous rival.
– In one interview you quote your wife, according to which after the end of your competitive career you will have more time for the family. But in fact it turns out to be the opposite.
– Yes. That’s right.
– Is it impossible for football to remain in the background?
– After all, it’s over. I will not always be in Real Madrid. But I do not know when this will happen. Besides, we are always dependent on the success of the team. But here is my home. I do not work for
A football club, and I work at home. I feel it has been a great honor to be here in this wonderful time for our club. I think he will be appreciated as one of the best in the history of Real Madrid. Not only because of the great sports success in the last fifteen years, but also because of the transformation our club has gone through. So being part of the organization is a real privilege. I’m really busy. There are weeks when I sleep no more than a couple of nights at home, but my wife is a real fan of Real. Even sometimes it is more radical than me. (Laughs) And she’s used to it. She is very patient and it allows me to be calm and to be able to fulfill my duties to the club. It is true, however, that I can not spend enough time on my family.
Simeone: Real is the best in the world, but we have our weapons
Atletico (Madrid) coach Diego Simeone has expressed confidence that his players have the necessary “weapons” and capabilities to resist Real Madrid in the upcoming Vicente Calderon in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
“White Ballet” leads 3: 0 after the first duel of Santiago Bernabeu due to the hat-trick of Cristiano Ronaldo and for this reason Simeone reported that the task of his alumni is very difficult but not impossible.
“We believe in ourselves and in our weapons, we will not change only tomorrow’s game, we know what we are capable of,” said Simeone. “I have full confidence in my players and I have no doubt that they will play a good game tomorrow.” In my opinion, the Real Madrid team is the best in the world right now, along with Barcelona and Bayern, and we are in the Champions League phase. Only we can be proud We have our strong weapons and we will try to do something very hard but we will not give up until the judge plays the last signal.
We need to take advantage of our household advantage. I do not want any of my players to succumb to the emotions during the game, but that’s football. I want fans to enjoy the rivalry between Real and Atletico because they are two of the most important teams in the world. We know that when the game begins, the talk time ends and everything depends on what happened on the pitch.
We are currently assessing the condition of (Francisco) Juanfan and Jose Jimenez, and Kevin Gamayro also has problems. But the composition is united in general and this is important to me as a coach. If I have to motivate the players for tomorrow’s game, then I do not do my job as a coach. Motivation begins with morning waking. Each match is different, tomorrow is very heavy, however, our rival has won in two finals and leads 3: 0 since the first match, so it is an exceptional challenge, “Simeone said.
Manchester United approached the big one
Manchester United team won a 1: 0 victory over Celta Vigo in the first semi-finals of the Europa League tournament and moved closer to the final and big goal of winning the race.
“The Red Devils” have not only won the Europa League trophy, and this year also places a direct place in the Champions League. The hero of the “red-eyed” of “Balaidos” was Marcus Rashford, who scored directly from a direct free kick in the 67th minute. Three great interventions of Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez prevented guests from leaving with more convincing success.
Celta started the game more actively, but gradually the guests mastered the initiative and settled permanently in their field, creating a number of positions.
The first opportunity was ahead of Manchester United’s goalkeeper after Daniel Basesh headed dangerously after Radoni’s center but the ball did not find the goal and Romero’s goalkeeper was well placed.
United’s counterattack was followed by French star Paul Pogba. But he was stopped at the edge of the box.
In the 34th minute, the guests missed a great opportunity to lead and Four minutes later, Alvarez saved a blow to Jessie Linggard, who looked up at him.
So the two teams withdrew at the break at 0: 0 and left everything to solve in the second 45 minutes.
After a few misses in front of the two doors, the defeat came in the 67th minute when Rashford was stopped off by Mayo near the penalty area and the guests were allowed to make a direct free kick. Rashford himself struggled with the performance and sent the ball to the top right corner of the Alvarez door.
Ten minutes before the end, Rashford was replaced by Anthony Marcial, leaving the pitch limping.
In the last minutes, Celta’s players tried to get back, but they did not manage to seriously hamper the guests. Eric Bayey’s self-inflicted intervention in the field prevented John Guidetti from taking a close look at the ball.
In the last minute of regular time manager Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was forced to make a second forced change after having entered as a reserve Ashley Young received a muscle problem and was replaced by Chris Smiling.
By the end, the match was played and, in the end, United made a valuable victory as a guest and one leg in the final. In the other semi-final last night Ajax defeated Lyon 4: 1.
Ibrahimovic thanked all who supported him
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared in the public space just a day after he underwent a knee surgery in a US clinic. The 35-year-old Swede was injured in the Red Devils match against Anderlecht and this ended the season for him. The initial operations were that the attacker might have to recover by January. Ibrahimovic thanked all who supported him and could expect his return very soon.
“Thanks again for your help, I will soon be able to enjoy my game again,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on social networks.
Veratti presses PSG for transfer
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marko Veratti demands a meeting with club bosses after the season. Parisians do not intend to sell the Italian midfielder, but he will try to convince them to the contrary. “We have to talk about Marco’s future, the club said he is not selling and we have to respect that, but we need to talk about it in order to clarify the situation,” said Donato di Campli’s personal agent to Premium Sport.
Major candidate for Vera’s signature is Barcelona.
In Milan, they have prepared a substantial amount of transfers
Milan’s new leadership has prepared the sum of 123 million euros for summer selection, says La Repubblica. The Rosoneri bosses have prepared this amount to reinforce Vincenzo Montetella’s team, which will have the main goal of entering the first four A Series clubs in the 2017/2018 season, which will guarantee a return to the Champions League .
Executive Director Marco Fasone and Sports Director Massimiliano Mirabelli have prepared half of this amount for a Class Center striker. The two are willing to invest the amount of 60 million euros for gilders, as Carlos Bakas will most likely be sold. The 30-year-old Colombian has 31 goals from 68 games in Serie A and 13 of the hits he has made this season. Still, Milan is aiming for a more aggressive striker. The main goals are Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid and Pierre-Emeric Obameyang from Borussia (Dortmund). One Jacko from Roma is also among the players who are wanted by Montella.
The Italian specialist also agreed to the sale of another striker Gianluca Lapadulla, who arrived at San Siro from Pescara last summer.
In Inter ready to all to attract Diego Simeone
Inter Milan’s leadership is ready for anything to win Diego Simeone’s senior coach after the season. According to Corriero Delo Sport, the Chinese owners of Inter from Sunin have asked the 46-year-old Argentine about the conditions and the price they would agree to take on the “Nerazzur”. The Chinese have proposed a 4-year contract, and Simeone decides on his own pay to Giuseppe Meazza.
Simeone is a former Inter player, and is currently at the helm of Spanish Atletico Madrid, and his contract with the “matuscats” expires in the summer of 2018. The newspaper adds that Inter’s leadership is determined not to save money in an attempt to bring the team back to its 2010 level when the “Nerazzurri” won a treble under the leadership of Jose Mourinho.
Monaco with a big step towards the title
The Monaco Champions League semi-final took a major step towards winning the League One title. The Monegasque beat 2: 1 as a semi-finalist in Lyon Europe Lyon in a match in the 34th round of the French Championship. Radamel Falcao (36) and young star Kilian Mbape (44) brought the victory of Leonardo Jardim’s team and Luka Bussar was right for Lyon, but the hosts did not manage to get at least at a draw.
In the 36th minute, Radamel Falcao was missed by Lyon’s defense in the goal field after a corner kick and head realizes. Minutes before the end of the first part Killian Mbape received the ball in the field of the home, advanced and with a cold shot sent the ball into the door of Antoni Lopez for 0:2.
Six minutes after the break, Luka Tusar reduced Lyon’s lagging 1:2 with a corner kick after a corner kick.
Monaco equaled points with Pari Saint-Germain on the top of the stand, both teams having 80 points four rounds before the end. Falcoo and the company, however, have a lesser match. Moreover, Monaco has a much better goal difference than PSG, as well as an advantage in the direct duel with the capital. Lyon is fifth with 54 points.
United continues to pursue its great goal
Manchester United continues to pursue its great goal of winning the Europe League. The Red Devils reached the 1/2 finals in the tournament, but it was a very difficult way after a 2: 1 win over Anderlecht after extra time. In regular time, Henryh Mhhhtaaryan gave the Old Trafford hosts the lead in the 10th minute, but the guests scored in the 32nd minute with Sophie Hanny’s goal and held that score until the end of 90 minutes. Since the first match ended with the same score of 1: 1, it was necessary to play extra time. There the English still showed a bigger class, and with Marcus Rashford in the 107th minute they came to victory.
Already at the start of the match, Anderlecht has shown that it will not be easy and the first to get into the danger. In the 3 rd minute Dendoker made a dangerous shot that crossed the beam.
But Manchester United quickly managed to take the lead in the match. In the 10th minute the hosts organized a good counterattack, and Rassford had a long pass, but his shot was unsuccessful, but he handed over to Henrich Mhhitariyan, who scored 1-0 with a strong shot.
The red devils then had two more goals in just two minutes. In the 12th, Paul Pogba shoots dangerously with his head and the goalkeeper rescues, and in the next attack, Jesse Linggard fired a dangerous shot, which was again reflected by Ruben.
But Anderlecht did not surrender, and he also created some wonderful attacks. In the 20th minute, Akempong ran two defenders and came out in a firing position, but his shot was saved by Sergio Romero. Then in the 26th minute Dendonker fired a distant jerk that ran dangerously close to the door, and in the 29th minute Tilemans fired a foul, but failed to hammer Romero.
The good game of the visitors was still rewarded with a goal. In the 32nd minute, Tilemans shot off the crossbar, Theodorchik failed to react and added, but Sophie Hanny shot him close to 1: 1.
At the end of the first half, United took the initiative and first in the 36th minute, Marcus Rashford advanced to the left and shot, but the goalkeeper saved, and then in the 43rd minute, Mhhtaaryan released himself in front of the penalty area and tried a volley shot, happened.
The second half continued at a good pace, and in the 49th minute Luc Shaw centered on land parallel to the goal but Jesse Linggard was unable to reach the door. The guests responded with Teodorchik centering and shot in the 54th minute, but without any difficulty Romero.
United, however, was increasingly pressing against the opponent and in the 62nd minute Marwan Felaini fired his head but in the keeper’s hands. Three years later, Ibrahimovic shoved his head for Rashford, who was kicking off the door. In the 69th minute, the young man stole a ball and looked in the eye with the goalie but in the attempt to win him, he lost control of the ball and failed to score a goal.
The hosts still missed good goals. In the 71st minute Ibrahimovic was found uncovered in the goal field, but he made an inappropriate pass. In the 77th minute of a similar position, Paul Pogba was unable to score after a corner kick. In the 82nd minute again Ibra received a super pass from Michael Carrick in the penalty area but his shot was extremely inaccurate. In the 89th minute, Rapsford made a further pass from a small angle.
So the two teams did not make a winner in the regular time and they had to play sequels. The Manchester players continued to attack massively and in the 92nd Pugba tried a scissors but a defender blocked his strike. In the 100th minute, Felaini pulled his head to Pugba, and he was close enough, but the hunt was not recognized because of the Belgian’s defeat in the high ball fight.
In the 104th minute Tilemans fired over 25 meters, but Romero suffered quite a bit, but he managed to catch up.
At the start of the second continuation, the hosts finally reached the so valuable second goal. Fealini pulled for Rashford in the penalty area, with a good feint freeing his keeper and a 2-by-1 blow to the ball. A minute before the end United came to a new goal through Marseille, but he was not booked for ambush.
In the end, Manchester United managed to win such a tremendous success and qualified for the tournament until Anderlecht dropped out despite his male play.
The Chinese Revolution starts in Milan with millions and stars
The Chinese Revolution Dream of the AC Milan fans is about to rejoice. After Silvio Berlusconi officially transferred the ownership of Johnson Li to the Rosoner, the Asian first plans became clear.
He wants to regain the old brilliance of the “red-black” with the commitment of at least eight new names in the summer and a budget of 150 million euros to attract them. His list includes players such as Real Madrid‘s Carim Benzema, Pierre-Emeric Obamayan from Borussia Dortmund and Cathy Balde of Lazio.
Among other goals in the summer selection are Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeski, Sead Kolasinac, Matteo Musakaio and Lorenzo Pellegrini. The likelihood of everyone being attracted is not particularly great, but the new bosses will do their best to take at least the bulk of them.
But the most important task for them is yet to end the season. They have set themselves the goal of re-signing the contracts of major figures such as Vincenzo Montetella, Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donaruma, and Suzo and Matia de Shilio.
Milan’s new boss: We know fans expect a return to Europe
Milan’s new owner, Li Yonhan, arrived at the club’s offices in Casa Milan, where he gave a press conference. With him is his right hand Heng Li and Marco Fasone, who will be the new executive director of the Rosoneri, which played a role for Adriano Galliani over three decades.
Yesterday, Chinese businessmen finalized the deal to buy 18-time Italian champions. This put an end to Silvio Berlusconi’s era at the helm of the Devil and gave rise to new hopes for the team’s typhoons to see their favorites on top of the A Series and the Champions League.
At 12:20, the press conference at Casa Milan began, with the new bouncer of the Rossoneri Li Jonhon appearing in a T-shirt of No. 1. The briefing started with some delay because it had to start at 12:00 o’clock. The Chinese entrepreneur was trusted by Heng Li and Marco Fasone, who will pull the threads in the sports and technical section of the club.
Shortly after the start of the press conference, Milan’s new owner began to read his speech in Chinese, which upsetting Italian journalists. Finally Johnson finished with Forza Milan.
Here are the main fragments of the statement of the new owner of the 18-time champions: “Ladies and gentlemen, friends and fans of Milan. Good day! Today is an important day for the Rosoners. Thank you for Fininvest’s credibility. Milan is a glorious club with 118 years of history. We know fans expect the return of the team to the top in Europe. We have tremendous responsibilities before us. We want everything to be professional. That is why we delegate rights to Mr Marko Fasone, who is the perfect candidate for CEO for us. We believe that under his leadership Milan will become competitive globally. We want more and more Tigos to love Milan. This is our goal. Force Milan “.
Allegri: We’re worried about encounters with Barca
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said he is not at all worried by the upcoming two matches against Barcelona in the Champions League. He expects to receive two beautiful game and the better team win.
“Absolutely not worried about meetings with Barcelona. I expect to get two beautiful game. We respect the opponents, but we are well prepared for these meetings. The important thing is not to let a goal in the first game. We have to try and celebrate because Spaniards are very dangerous in attack. we must be level both in defense and in attack, because the battle for semifinal will last 180 minutes. When you play in this tournament, you have to believe that you can get to the finish or as close to it . It is normal to be difficult because we meet very strong team. We need to show the best technically, physically and tactically. We’ll need and rival no luck, “said Allegri.
Milan team defeated 4:0 Palermo in a match of 31 th round of the Series “A”. The Bulgarian international game full 90 minutes of “San Siro” where great comeback after an injury done Sofia Social Security Office. Techies scored his first goal of the match early as the sixth minute and then assisted Mario Pasalic in the 19th minute. Carlos Bacca (37) and Gerard Deulofeu (70) also scored, while Giancarlo Gonzalez guests was sent off in the 83rd minute.
The other good news for the “red-black” is the defeat of Inter 1: 2 in the visit of Crotone, which allowed Milan to overtake “neradzurs.” Next Saturday is derby of Milan from 13:30, at which point it turns out key places entitling participation in the Europa League. Seven-times European champions have already 57 points as the “black-blue” left with 55 points.
For the “Rossoneri” from the first minute he returns Sofia Social Security Office. The Spaniard missed the last three games, acting with Carlos Bacca and Gerard Deulofeu in the attack of the hosts.
The Spaniard was accurate after a great free kick as early as the 6th minute. He sent the ball over the wall, leaving no chance of Andrea Fulinati. The goal was his seventh this season in the Calcio.
Former Liverpool player was very active on the right flank, in the 19th minute second goal to develop “red and black”. Sofia Social Security Office sent to the back post where Mario Pasalic scored his fourth goal of the campaign and also second in a row after being accurate in equality with Pescara (1: 1) last Sunday. Croatia beat the defender and two meters double.
Carlos Bacca missed to score unmarked Fulinati, but in the 36th minute scored his 13th goal. Sofia Social Security Office again attacked the right, then back to David Calabria, who centered and Colombian head of 5-6 m scored for 3: 0. “Rossoneri” continued to attack in search of a fourth goal while Chochev and company were helpless until the end of the first part.
The second part of things did not change much. The only difference is that fell just one shot on goal for “pink” that once threatened Gianluigi Donaruma. The hosts even squandered half a dozen clear chances. Baka Pasalic, Juraj Kucka and Luca Antonelli made man of the match – Fulinati that had nothing to do in the 70th minute. Deulofeu charged down the left, then technically putting the ball into the far corner to make it 4: 0.
So Milan achieved its greatest victory this season, reassure typhoid before the city derby.
Montella replaced two Spaniards to preserve them for the next week and typhoid sent them with applause.
Four of Real and Barca cardboard punishment before Clasico
Two players of Real Madrid and two to Barcelona need to take special care if you do not want to miss El Clasico on April 23.
Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alva from Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho from the Royal club have four yellow cards, note the media in Spain. In another warning danger aforementioned players to miss the big game.
Before megasblasaka in La Liga have another round. It “white” playing with Sporting Gijon and Barcelona meet Real Sociedad.
Earlier there were reports that there is a possibility one of the stars of Barcelona Neymar will not be available to Luis Enrique for Clasico. He was sent off with two yellow cards in the defeat of Malaga (0:2), but leaving the field, he turned and applauded fourth referee. It is said that this gesture is included in the report of the match delegate and it could cost more serious punishment for the Brazilian.
Wenger to Alexis, Ozil and whether remains at Arsenal
Chilean star Alexis Sanchez wants to stay at Arsenal despite speculation that he wants to leave because of lack of high goals, said Arsene Wenger. According to media reports in England Chilean will leave in the summer, but the French manager is adamant that Alexis will be part of the club next season.
“I believe that Sanchez wants to stay at the club and that’s important. It remains to be agreed with his agent. First we have to see if a player is happy at a club and then to reach an agreement,” said Arsene Wenger .
28-year-old Alexis Sanchez has been linked with several clubs – Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris St Germain.
Meanwhile, longtime manager Arsene Wenger said that the decision whether to stay on the “Emirates” in the next season will be announced by the club rather than himself. The contract of the experienced French specialist “ball” of London expires after this season.
“This will be reported by the club,” said Wenger. He acknowledged that planning controls upcoming summer Arsenal, but that means nothing. The manager added that now was concentrated on the upcoming match with Kristal Palas.
Wenger also spoke about another star of the team – Mesut Ozil, calling it “very ambitious”. According to the French people who think Ozil looks carefree on the field because of his style of play wrong. “Him cares a lot more than people think,” said Wenger.
Higuain Naples stabbed in the heart and rank Juve in the final
Napoli beat Juventus 3: 2, but “Bianconeri” qualified to the final of the Coppa Italia with a total score 4: 5.
Guests from Turin inflicted the first blow in the game. After 32 minutes, Gonzalo Higuain opened the scoring with a shot on land about 25 meters that caught unprepared Reina. Juve was closer to the goals in the first half as the main reason for this was extremely hesitant play in protecting Kirikesh.
The hosts, however, back into the match just eight minutes after the resumption of play. Correct for Neapolitans was their captain Marek Hamsik with a precise shot from just outside the penalty area. The goal visibly gave impetus to their game, but he was quickly dashed by a second goal by former favorite of local audiences – Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine found himself unmarked in the box Cuadrado from close range did not leave chances of Reina in the 59th minute.
Entered as a substitute Dries Mertens back to tie the lead just two minutes later. Fleet-footed Belgian took advantage of a blunder of custody of the guests in this match net and empty door no mistake.
Lorenzo Insinie turn around a full 67 minutes and returned to Napoli’s hopes for something more prestigious than the result of the match. By the end of the match Napoli gave everything in search of goals. This unfortunately for them did not happen and Juve secure a place in the final against Lazio.
Tottenham remained in the battle after a dramatic turn in stoppage time
Tottenham remained in the battle for first place after a very dramatic win with 3: 1 over Swansea on “Liberty Stadium”. “Spurs” lagged behind in the score the 88th minute after Wayne Rautlidzh opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Between 88th and 94th but Tottenham managed to achieve three goals by Delle Ali (88 ‘), Son Heung-Min (91’) and Christian Eriksen (94 ‘).
Paul Clement had made only one adjustment in its composition – Wayne Rautlidzh began at the expense of Luciano Narsing. The captain of the “Spurs” Hugo Lloris missed the match and instead began Michel Vorm, a former player namely Swansea. Kyle Walker Moussa Dembele, Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-Min also returned among holders.
Already in the 11th minute “Swans” took the lead. Ayu obtained directly from Fabinski, broke down the right flank, leaving Ben Davis behind him, then came back from the byline, picked to Rautlidzh, who scored close. “Spurs” tried to answer, but Delle Ali went over the bar and at the end of the section Son shoot very inaccurate pure position.
At the beginning of the second half both teams had claims for penalties that were overlooked by Dzhon Mos.
In the 56th minute he missed Noutan double put the hosts. Jansen and Delle Ali did not benefit from opportunities for Spurs and five minutes before the end Fabianski saved his team from a certain goal after a header Delle Ali. However England international leveled in the 88th minute. Shot Eriksen found himself in the path of Ali then ricochet and talent Tottenham look no mistake to score his 15th goal of the season.
In the second minute of stoppage time Son made a turnaround complete. Jansen free Korean, who shot past Fabianski. Inspired by this turn, “Spurs” scored their third goal through Christian Eriksen, who form the final score in the 94th minute.
Thus Tottenham maintained second place with a total of 65 points – seven behind Chelsea. “Spurs” but added to their lead before Liverpool made a mistake at home against Bournemouth.
Who will win the Champions League and who are the favorites for the title in the top 5?
The site projects.fivethirtyeight.com make interesting predictions so who is the favorite to win the trophy in the Champions League, and which have the greatest chance of success in the league of the top 5.
Estimates are based on a serious study of statistics.
Thus, for example, with the greatest chance of success in the Champions League is Barcelona – 31%, followed a short distance from Bayern – 29%. The remaining quarter-are well back from these two teams – Juventus 10%, Dortmund 9%, Real M 9% Atletico M 8%, 4% Monaco, Leicester below 1%.
In Premier League goals Chelsea have 85% chance to win the title this season. According to the site, “blue” London will finish with 88 tons. The top four will complete the Spurs with 81 tons. Manchester City with 77, Liverpool with 76. Arsenal Manchester June 69 will remain in fifth and sixth, ie outside the Champions League.
In Spain, only two teams have a chance of the title, as slight favorite is Real Madrid with 56% against 44% of Barcelona. According to the survey Real will finish just a point more than Barca – 89:88. Atletico M 76 and Seville 72 will fill the top four.
Bundesliga Bayern are an absolute favorite with 99% chance for the title and win it with a total of 82 t., Followed Borussia and RB Leipzig with 64, Hoffenheim 62 and others.
In Italy 93% chance for the title is Juventus and will won with 92 points ahead of AS Roma 84, Napoli 79, 72 Atalanta and others.
In France, the battle for the champion will be challenged to last, like Spain. Monaco will finally triumphed with 90 t., Before PSG with 89, but monegaskite have a 69% chance to be first at the end
“The leader” Neymar took aim at the achievement of Rivaldo
Brazilian pearl Barcelona Neymar is about to become the third
representative of this country that has your account 100 goals with the
Catalonia-based newspaper “El Mundo Deportivo” and “Sport” are placed
precisely Neymar on its front page with the announcement “Neymar leader.”
Publications pay attention that in the absence of Lionel Messi namely the
Brazilian will have to take leadership roles in the composition in the
visit of Granada from 29th round of La Liga. Neymar can become the third
Brazilian at least 100 goals for Barca in all competitions, having
previously it such an achievement have praised Rivaldo and Evaristo
The first of the above brings the team of Barcelona between 1997 and
2002, and in 1999 received the Golden Ball “France Football”. He is a
two-time champion with Barcelona, and has won and the King’s Cup and UEFA
Evaristo also a double winner with “blaugranas” in 1959 and 1960, but in
63 and 64 and won La Liga team of rivals Real Madrid.
Champions Leicester achieved fourth straight victory in the Premier League and one fifth in all competitions, having prevailed with 2: 0 victory over Stoke City at home. Wilfred Ndidi (25 ‘) opened the scoring after a superb strike from about 25 meters and Jamie Vardi (47’) doubled volley.
Marko Arnautovic goal was wrongly annulled for offside in the second half.
Kreyg Shekspir, who took sole “foxes” in February became the first British manager in the history of the Premier League, winning their first four league games. Lester is now six points above the relegation zone. Stoke City occupies ninth position, “potters” remain only three away wins in the league this season.
Ramos to Mbape: In Madrid they will accept with open arms
The captain of Real Madrid Sergio Ramos said that the doors of the club are always wide open for the best players in the world. “Royal Club” more often associated with attracting French sensation Kilian Mbape of Monaco.
“I’m calling on the president to consult on new signings, but the doors Real Madrid are always open to the best players. If you come to Madrid Mbape, we will accept with open arms as we do with all new players arrive. But at the moment it would be disrespectful to those in composition to talk to others who are not in the club, “said Ramos.
Russia and Belgium scored his sixth goal of the new stadium in Sochi
The teams of Russia and Belgium made a spectacular 3: 3 in a friendly match played at the new stadium “Fisht” in Sochi, which is preparing for the upcoming Confederations Cup and World Cup 2018. The Belgians led 3: 1 quarter of an hour before the end, but the home side managed to avoid loss with late goals.
Sbornaya opened in the third minute after Viktor Vasin find Dmitri Kombarov and he checkmate goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with a target of five meters. “Red Devils” have responded with three goals to break. In the 16th minute Roman Noyshteter make clear penalty against Benteke made by Kevin Mirallas. In the 42nd Christian Benteke took advantage of a lucky rebound and scored with a header. Seconds before the break Belgians scored their third goal: Nacer Chadli header from a foul but Benteke scored with a header 1: 3.
In the second half the Russians started playing more attacking. In 74th home team staged a great counter Alexander Buharov found Alexei Miranchuk, who scored close despite the efforts of the keeper. In the 92nd Russians reached the 3: 3 after the goal Buharov that turned between the legs of custody. Only minutes earlier Buharov not take advantage of insanely out of the goalkeeper.
Surprise: In which team from England played most winners of the European Cup?
Objectives 24 th Premier League players have won the trophy in the Champions League, but you asked the question, in which team are you most? Surely the answer will surprise you, but the facts show – Stoke City!
Right now, the team of Mark Hyuz has five goals European champions in their ranks, as no other club can not chase the same.
After Stoke remained teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
It is the “blue” from London were the last team from England, who won the Champions League. This happened in 2012 when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in the final.
Since then titular team of Chelsea has remained until only two players Gari Keyhil and David Luiz.
But who are the five European champions currently defending the colors of “potters” Stoke-on-Trent? Of course, we can not not start with Bojan Krkic, who lifted the trophy with the team in Barcelona in 2009. In the same final against Manchester United bench for “Barca” is Marc Muniesa, who is currently also hang at “Britain”.
Xherdan Shaqiri can also boast the cup won on his stay at Bayern Munich, while the other two are Marko Arnautovic (Inter) and Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona).
The second position on this list ranks Chelsea team with four champions of Europe. Surprisingly or not, as there are in the ranks of Southampton.
Chelsea’s most precious club trophy won Teri, David Luiz, Gari Keyhil and Pedro. European champions in the ranks of the “saints” are Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Martin Caceres (Barcelona), Oriol Romeu (Chelsea) and Pierre-Emile Hoyberg (Bayern).
First win for China and Marcello Lippi at the World Cup qualifiers in Asia zone
Led by Marcello Lippi‘s national team of China won with 1:0 Republic of Korea in World Cup qualifying Asia Zone. The Chinese have five points in Group A of the third round but lagging 5 of today’s rival, who is 2nd. Iran leads with 11 and third with Uzbekistan 9. Lippi, the world champion from Germany in 2006 year to his native Italy, was appointed coach of China in October. Yu Dabas scored the only goal with a header in the 34th minute, giving second victory of China over Korea in 32 matches.
In the second half the events were developing in front of the Chinese after visiting Korea took the initiative and created a lot of situations. Ki Sung-yong and Chzha-Don Vaughn were near the goal, but his Tszan Chen was lucky the ball goes still near post. The first two teams in each group qualify directly for the World Cup in Russia, and third place teams argue for additional barrage. China has a participation in the World Cup and that was in 2002-a year. Later today in Group B UAE adopts Japan meeting that could answer a lot of questions about ranked teams.
With or without Arsene, Arsenal purge is necessary
Arsene Wenger about everything lately is divided into two utterly opposing camps even news. Just as the “Bild” wrote the contact between representatives of Arsenal and coach of Borussia (Dortmund), Thomas Tuhel (this would not be a shock given the uncertainty lately, but it would be an indication that the board is not as passive as it sounds) information came out after Saturday’s defeat by West Bromwich Albion, the French manager is willing to stay. The handful of qualified British airline pilots hauling signs in the air will be highly satisfied at the moment.
The situation around Wenger has been discussed so much lately, it’s hard not to approach it with annoyance. That he no longer has that pioneer 20 years ago that football overtook ideology and then surpassed, it is obvious. It is also obvious that it is a decent man and manager.
The fact that the protests of a few dozen fans, insisting that “it kills our club,” getting so much attention is symptomatic of a culture that empowers those who shout most loudly as extreme, illogical and tasteless to They are their opinions. This is probably the bane of the era of social media, liberal sense that all views should be heard, coincides with the searcher clicks sensationalism and present rule of the mob, like the wisdom of the masses.
However, this is an argument on the argument rather than the argument itself. So should I Wenger to go? The fear that his departure would cast Arsenal in the same weightlessness in three and a half years at Manchester United after a breakup with Aleks Fargyusan, is real enough. Especially for the shareholders of Arsenal, who have become used to regular income from the Champions League, although 13 years after their last title now looks like there is less to lose.
That the removal of the head would have left such a vacuum, he talks about the failure of the two last great aristocrats of English football – Ferguson and Wenger – to build a modern management structure.
A There is the possibility conservatism Wenger to pay off. Moving the new stadium needed a cautious approach, but things beyond that. Wenger’s reluctance to spend more than the market value of their targets discourage fans, but his skepticism regarding the boom in television money could be eventually acquitted.
Football in the last decade or two seems strangely immune from the global financial crisis, but if you crash befall him and he be reinflating balloon club with 226 million. Pounds in the bank would be in the strongest position and would have remained above the water ( although one hopes financiers of the club is remembered Ovre exchange savings in another, more secure currency).
When you look from this perspective the state of Arsenal will consider appropriate emotional if Wenger leaves after inconceivable triumph in their last spurt – the equivalent of winning Jack Nicklaus Golf Masters in 1986 or 80 ersons Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh against India in 2004, although no realistic hope “Arsenal” to win the title next year.
Because the three largest items are handled according to the high expectations and led the team to the next level: Alexis Sanchez will surely leave in the summer, Mesut Ozil has not signed his new contract (although it is not clear which European club could afford his salary) and Granit Jack suffered obvious. And because what is equally disappointing, many young prospects – Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin, Kalam Chembars, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – stagnated to the point where no longer are neither young nor prospectuses. Demoralisation and indiscipline visible in any attempt to defend or counterattack static situation on the ground. The collapse grows more and more.
There is a need major surgery, no matter whether it makes Wenger or anyone else. Perhaps precisely the feeling that he could leave the club in such a mess, it convinced the Frenchman to remain still. Other realistic “surgeons” would like the job?
Tuhel available excellent young team in Dortmund and perhaps has something to prove after a season ruined by a series of injuries. Jorge Sampaoli does not speak English and perhaps also feel that there is unfinished business in Seville the decline lately. Diego Simeone will leave Atletico Madrid at a time (and intriguing uses the English word “fikschar” on Sunday), but his style is the antithesis of developments from Wenger more reminiscent of times under Georg Graham.
Eddie Howe as the leading English candidate can be wound up step. Given his failure in the only previous stage outside Bournemouth However, lack of experience in big club this could be a huge risk. The situation is similar with Ralph Hazenhyutal of RB (Leipzig) and Julian Nagelsman from Hoffenheim – both would be a bold choice, but with little experience of high level. Would you agree a squeezed Luis Enrique to shed flashes of the conveyor, especially at a club in need of so much redesigned? Would you abandoned Leonardu Jardim at this point such an exciting project in Monaco?
And this is the problem that Arsenal created himself: delaying this embarrassing decision as long afford to become less attractive for potential successors before Wenger.
Wolfsburg opened a representative office in China
German football club VfL Wolfsburg opened an office in Beijing and the aim is quickly entering the rapidly growing market in China. “Wolves” but will not be the only club from the Bundesliga with representation in the country because later in the same day are expected to do and champions Bayern (Munich).
“Wolfsburg is popular in China for several years and I think the local fans respect us. For us it is important because it is a unique combination of growing euphoria about German football, rapidly growing market in China and the great interest in football in the country” said CEO Thomas Rottgermann club.
His goal, and Bayern is to “be representatives of the Bundesliga in China.” According to Wolfsburg, the club has over one million followers on Chinese social networks.
Real Madrid focused on two options for a new left-back
Sporting and technical leadership of Real Madrid has exhausted his confidence to Fabio Coentrao and therefore already looking for his replacement on the left side of defense. From its leading article today Marca points out that two of the options in front of Zinedine Zidane are the Primera Liga. One is Yuri Berchiche from Real Sociedad, and the second is Aaron Martin Karikol from Espanyol.
27-year-old Berchiche is Basque and La Liga played for Sociedad. Aaron Karikol does not yet 20 years old and one of the discoveries of the championship so far. Adolescent Espanyol makes only his first campaign in the big football.
The contracts of both is surrender clause of 30 million. Euros, but this Aaron Martin Karikol will automatically increase to 40 mln. Euros in 2018. Interest Yuri manifests Manchester City.
On “Bernabeu” prefer their teenager Marcos Alonso, now at Chelsea, but this transfer seems feasible. From the list he dropped out Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg.
Otherwise Coentrao is bound by the “white” by 2019, but is expected to leave in the summer.
Panathinaikos drew derby with Olympiakos, but still six points from the top
Panathinaikos dealt a fourth loss in five games champion Olympiakos after it beat 1:0 in the derby of the 25th round of the Greek Super League. Despite the defeat, however Olympiakos stay ahead in the standings with 6 points lead after and their pursuers from Panionios defeated. Marcus Berg scored the only goal for Celtic in the 15th minute after addition. Olympiakos goalkeeper Stefanos Kapil reflect the impact of Victor Klonaridis and rebound off went Swede, who with a powerful volley it into the net.
A little earlier PAOK won with 1:0 Panionios with a goal by Dimitris Pelkas in the 90th minute. Joy he went to make obscene gestures on the bench of defense, and the judge immediately showed him the way to the tunnel. Panionios also left with ten men, but 12 minutes earlier, when Evangelos Economou was removed with two yellow cards.
In this situation, Olympiakos has 54 points at the top, Panionios stick with 48 and PAOK garnered 46. Panathinaikos is 4 th place with 45 Xanthi AEK shift from the last 5 th position in the playoff for a place in the Champions League after impose a 1: 0 after the visit of Atromitos. Petros Mandalos in the 57th minute scored the only goal at the stadium in Peristeri. The yellow and black have 43 points.
Interview with Lukaku: I will come top but not with Everton
There were times when Everton struggled for a place at the top of English Premier League and just punishment on those in clubs and tournaments prevent attack of trophies and the continent. Today, however, reality is different and the latest personification of the situation is the refusal of Romelu Lukaku to renew expiring in the summer of 2018 a contract with the club. Belgian striker made no secret of its ambitions to play regularly in the Champions League and win cups. He recognizes that the “blue” are on the right track with the new manager Ronald Koeman and the coming of Farhad Moshiri as a major shareholder, but yearns for more.
“Of course, going to change the club, but I know” the kitchen “for a few good players you can buy, but ultimately failed. They play in the Premier League. I will not say specific names, but will only say that perform well.
Everton is a football club with a great history, but now we have to write the future. Do you understand me? Because we are talking about teams from the 1980s and 1970s. Yes, they are great teams, but players today want the fans to talk to us instead of them. It is not a matter of disrespect, you know what I mean. One wants to be remembered – no matter where you play. You can not be remembered only scored goals, you want to be with your earned trophies.
That’s what the fans want. Therefore, instead of living in the past, we should think about the future: how the club to grow, how to improve a player who can be bought to help you enter the battle for the big trophies? Sometimes I talk to Vincent Kompany, who was once in a similar situation at Manchester City. He said: “Rum, one summer came and suddenly boom-boom-boom: Robinho pouring here, pouring a second there, third from elsewhere like this (BI – snaps his fingers).” Yes, then all of them criticized huge spending, but eventually encountered have their titles, FA Cup, the League Cup. That’s what we want as players.
If you do not win trophies, something somewhere is wrong, because if you have the belief that you can do something, then you can really achieve it. That’s my thinking. Sometimes in games I think, “Today, things are going to get.” And were prepared. Yes, sometimes it does not work, but it must at least try. ”
And if management believes Everton sufficiently ambitious? “I do not know because I do not know what the plan of management. Really. We all want the best for the club because we have a great infrastructure, good fans. But ultimately the fans want trophies, players want trophies, so all the chain should napanem more, to give a little more. Just what I would say. We should not close our eyes. ”
Lukaku is seen as one of the leading strikers in the English game and wants to get on the same level as the world’s aces. “Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani and point – do not look at other down. No chance! I look at them what they at times and I think I’m close. I’m one of the best strikers in the Premier League. If I do not say it aloud, as if to shoot in the head. At day 100%’m one of the best in the league. “And if you can stand up to the world elite? “Definitely! But to achieve it, you have the right platform to show. We are talking about the Champions League and this kind of matches. I do not want to go into details, but we must follow the path that is right in front of you. In any situation to find yourself, you have to give the best of themselves. You want to show who is the best. However, I want my team to be the best. I want my team to be the most attractive of all in the league. Great goal in football is to win as many trophies. Here I am very happy, but at the same time I can not say that I feel brimming with happiness. There are things that can definitely do better. We have a team with great quality, but their own collapse before Christmas – one win from 10 games is unacceptable!
At that time, we adapt to the demands of our new manager for the game. When you play in a certain way a few years and then came a change in the system, it is difficult to adapt. Used to train a certain way, your body is accustomed to certain things. Now the regime is completely different. OK, now we are doing well and everyone is happy. But you have to become stronger, we need to become better technically and tactically. We need to start winning big games. That’s what this is about. ”
Indeed, it is the arrival of Ronald Koeman‘s the only reason Lukaku has not asked for more transfer last summer. “If I thought I could learn something from him, probably I would have left. I’d probably say something like, “You know what, I no longer have the energy for it.” But from our first conversations during Euro 2016, which were very open, he explained how he wants to play, what expectations there are, etc., and I listened very carefully. Finally I told him it would take several weeks, but once perceived ideology, there will be nothing to worry and everything will be fine. ”
Everton are up against Hull this weekend and Lukaku is fully aware that some fans will not accept welcomed the events of this week, but at the same time feels that his dedication to the blue team can not be questioned. “Now we have 10 games. This to me is 10 finish. I hope it is the same with the other guys from the team. I’m sure you will get the best of them. Before last 10 games every season thinking: “Give them here!”.
Meetings between Everton and Lukaku’s agent – Mino area will continue in the future, but will now need a huge turnaround to resign 23-year-old archer his contract. The club offered to make him the best paid player in their history with a salary of 140,000 pounds a week, but Lukaku apparently was aiming for something bigger.
That’s why Serie A is one of the top leagues of Europe
Juventus seem very confident in their strength and boldly striding to his sixth consecutive title
Serie A is one of the top leagues of Europe and the world, because the teams of Calcio compete among the best players. Season 2016/2017 is filled with many positive emotions and really great battle for places entitling participation in European competition next season. If the top and bottom in Serie A, is not seen how things change, then the teams in places 4 to 8, the battle continues unabated and promises to be very interesting! By the end of the campaign there are still a lot of rounds in which teams can offer good surprises.
“Preserved” places in the standings
If you need to determine which places in Serie A seems certain reserved, it will be the first and last three places in the table! Juventus seem very confident in their strength and boldly striding to his sixth consecutive title. “Bianconeri” look real masters of Serie A and shows how anyone would melt lead them! Of course, football is so interesting because not once have we ever witnessed a curious twists. If this can happen at the top of the Italian Calcio, this twist can make teams AS Roma and Napoli. Exactly they occupy the other 2 places in the top 3 rankings. The main battle will be for second place, because at the moment the first place Juve looks pretty uncertain. “Roman wolves” also make a great season, as is that of Napoli, who are the team with the most goals scored in the league this season! Hardly anyone will break the top 3 at the top of the ranking.
Another sure threesome teams in Serie A seem to those who are at the bottom of the ranking! Palermo, Pescara and Crotone, recorded damn low season and if one of them manages to escape, it would be a miracle! The first 2 teams with 3 wins, while Pescara is only 2 of the season for 25 rounds! Closest to the relegation zone is the team of Empoli, but the points you need to catch the last 3 teams in Serie A and are quite difficult some of them will find the path to salvation! So rather their relegation is far more likely than their survival!
The main struggle will be about 4, 5 and 6 place
These 3 places entitled to participate in the Europa League next season, which hardly mores of the teams involved in the fight, because among them are big names and many of their fans want to watch them in the Champions League! Inter Milan and Lazio are the main favorites for these 3 places, but Atalanta and Fiorentina are the other two teams who are fiercely pursued and will be pleased if you qualify for any of them at the end of the campaign. The most impressive performance seems to Atalanta, which was hardly put into accounts before the start of the campaign. Only that team performs quite strong and has no intention of stopping. Inter Milan were again the major disappointments for fans of the two Milanese teams will probably have to wait until next season to be able once again to hope that their teams will return to the Champions League! Lazio should be pleased with the ranking in the top six, but against the backdrop of the strong performance of city rivals Roma, there is no way of Lazio fans do not want more from their team. Fiorentina performed very well and has a team that can beat anyone in the league, so it should not be written off from the fight! Who will come out satisfied battle and who will have to humbly bowed his head, we will find out at the end of the season but until then quite forthcoming matches in Serie A
The other teams that are not mentioned here are Torino, Sampdoria, Chievo, Sassuolo, Udinese, Cagliari, Bologna and Genoa. They can be assured of their place in the league next season. For them, the struggle for survival or participation in tournaments is not to the fore at that time. Many of these teams have properties that make them essential factors for the teams fighting for their goals, because these teams from middle of the pack, not once this season have shown that they are capable of surprises, especially when playing in front of their own crowd ! Italian affair in force this season in Serie A, and its outcome will understand at the end of the campaign, as will become clear which team deserved their goal!
The new manager of Middlesbrough will take an example from Leicester
The new manager of Middlesbrough Steve Agnew hopes his presence can positively affect the players as it happened in Leicester. Boro parted with Aitor Karanka because of poor results, as did champions with Claudio Ranieri.
Craig Shakespeare in Leicester has made a series of good results and Middlesbrough are hoping for the same effect. Steve Agnew will have to break the black series of 10 matches without a success in the Premier League, which pulled Boro in relegation three points from rescue zone.
“Craig did a fantastic job in Leicester and I think I could do the same in Middlesbrough. I am confident in myself. I think I’m creative coach and will achieve the desired results. We have the best group of players that ever I have worked, “said Steve Agnew.
Fierce attack on Keane to Jose: Small for United!
One of the legends of Manchester United in the recent past Roy Keane attacked the team manager Jose Mourinho. Dissatisfaction Irishman came after the Special once again complained about the busy schedule of “Reds” in England and Europe.
Keane, who is well known for his salty language, do not save anything of Mourinho, saying that Manchester United is too great club for him.
Last night United Russia’s Rostov eliminated from Europa League, but the “Reds” gave dear victim after Paul Pogba and Daley Blind received injuries.
“Never in my life have I heard such nonsense. Why should I listen to all this? What speaks Mourinho‘s just ridiculous, “erupted Roy Keane live on television ITV.
“He’s the manager of Manchester United – one of the biggest clubs on the planet. The composition, which has players .. and still complains of matches and fatigue. Just look at the draw for the tournament buy. They had easy games, a good lot and a lot of games at home. Tales of this man are absolute nonsense. I’ve never heard more nonsense, “continued her tirade Irishman.
“Maybe just this club is too big for him. He can not cope with the requirements of the games, what games really? The match with Rostov could be won by United reserves, “concluded Roy Keane.
Mata sealed the ticket to Manchester United for quarterfinals
Manchester United made a new step towards the trophy in the Europa League after eliminating Russia’s Rostov in the clash of the eighth-finals of the tournament. “Red Devils” won hard 1:0 second leg of the “Old Trafford” tonight and so with a total score 2:1 from two matches still to come. Although dominated the entire match, the hosts again experienced difficulties in the forefront. However, in the 70th minute Juan Mata managed to strike the door of his opponent and brought the minimum victory of his team. The meeting was even view from the stands by Dimitar Berbatov, who apparently bring good luck to his former team.
Manchester United was complete master in the first half, but never managed to find the way to goal. Already in the 5th minute Marcos Rojo made a beautiful shot to the head, but Nikita Medvedev demonstrated super reflex save, while trying to supplement and Zlatan Ibrahimovic closely failed to overcome keeper. Then after 23 minutes Paul Pogba tries distant, but swipe.
In the 27th minute led to a controversial situation where Medvedev pushed behind Heinrich Mhitaryan in a fight for a high ball in the box, but the judge determines that there is no reason to give a penalty.
The hosts, however, are increasingly tightening the circle and in the 30th minute after a great fast break with a touch Juan Mata put speed Mhitaryan, who just shot to the post. In the 34th minute did the luck turned away from the “Reds” and Ibrahimovic shot deflected off the post. 41-minute hand again Pogba shot quite wide.
Only at the end of the half Rostov organized only attack so far and Erokhin headed distant but quite swipe. Immediately after that did Paul Pogba finally settled the crosshairs his powerful shot from just outside the penalty area, but again Medvedev was brilliant and kept his door.
At the beginning of the second half, however Rostov created two great scoring opportunities. In the 54th minute Serdar Azmun release to the box and hit the ball hard, as Sergio Romero had to demonstrate class to save. Only a minute later, Christian Noboa from about 25 meters put in a routine volley and Romero again had to intervene.
Meanwhile, even Paul Pogba and Daley Blind had to leave the pitch due to involuntary injuries.
In the 70th minute “Reds” finally materialized superiority. A mistake in midfield allowed the hosts to organize a swift counterattack, Mhitaryan centered on land Ibrahimovic heel continue to Mata, who closely impossible to mistake for 1:0.
After 79 minutes, however, Rostov was narrowly to return to the game as Alexander Buharov between two managed to shoot a dangerous header, but Romero was again brilliant and kept his door. In the 4th minute of stoppage time and Christian Noboa tested Argentine guard with a distant free kick, but again he was not allowed to be drilled.
So Manchester United still retained their lead and deservedly greeted with success already waiting for their next opponent in the tournament.
Monaco hit the Manchester City in the new goals show at “Louis II”
Monaco became the latest team to secure a ranking quarter-final of the Champions League. This happened tonight after monegasks won 3:1 return leg against Manchester City and England team eliminated from the tournament with a total score 6:6 by two games and better performing as a guest. Both teams again made good attacking match and exchanged one half, the hosts of “Louis II” dominated in the first half, but the second was for the visitors. Killian Mbape opened the scoring in the 8th minute and Fabinyo double in 29 minutes. After 71 minutes Leroy Sanne back the hopes of “citizens”, but in the 77th minute Tiemue Bakayoko solve everything with a third goal for the French team.
The first half went completely under the dictation of the hosts. They created position after position, while Manchester City did not even have a shot at the door of Daniel Subasic. Players of Guardiola were absolutely toothless up front and logic were punished for their passive game.
The first serious threat to monegaskite came in the 7th minute when Mbape advantage of a mistake on the exportation of the ball, advanced and fired a dangerous shot which however was brilliantly reflected from Willy Caballero. Just a minute later it came to opening the score. Benjamin Mendy came in penal, but his attempt was blocked kick. However, the ball was in Bernardo Silva, which centered on land and Killian Mbape detects the score 1:0.
Then further inspire the French, who danced more liberated. In the 16th minute Mbape stuck another goal, which however was properly annulled for offside. In the 18th minute did Waller Germain tried long shot that went high.
Better game of Monaco was still crowned with a second goal. With 29 minutes Mendy advanced flank almost to the byline, picked and made a great kick to Fabinyo who promptly placed the ball into the net for 2:0.
The second half, however, was completely different and Manchester City was the team that controlled the events on the pitch. In the 55th minute Raheem Sterling was set up on a great position in the box, but fussed and good attack did not originate anything. Then after 62 minutes Leroy Sanne advanced speed and handed to Sergio Aguero to the goal area, but the Argentine was extremely frustrating. Three minutes later, after a great counterattack David Silva put Aguero alone with the keeper, but he could not overcome it. In the 67th minute did Sanne was set up speed penal, but a difficult position failed to find the outlines of the door.
The pressure on the visitors still pay off. With 71 minutes Stirling a hard shot which was tipped by Daniel Subasic, but the ball went to the feet of Sanne, impossible to make a mistake and put it into the unguarded goal.
The joy of “citizens”, however, was too short. In the 77th minute when a cross in the box Tiemue Bakayoko was released from defense and head shot door Caballero to 3:1.
By the end of the match Manchester City tried to push, but it seems that the forces of defense and they already did and failed to do something memorable. Eventually they had to swallow defeat and elimination from the tournament, while Monaco is ranked first and is now waiting for the draw on Friday in Nyon.
For Atletico remains easier
The presentation of Atletico Madrid this season lacks consistency, but not in the Champions League, where the team once again is among the best. Second round “dyushekchiite” won away to Bayer (Leverkusen) with 4:2 and will hardly allow surprise in the second leg. Two years ago the two teams met at the same stage and Atletico have a penalty shootout after a “Vicente Calderon” but now seems to be people of Diego Simeone seamlessly to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Bayer is experiencing a difficult period, but tentative results led to the dismissal of coach Roger Schmidt. His successor Tayfun Korkut has so far failed to stabilize the performances of the team that took just a point from their last three matches in the Bundesliga. Protection of “aspirin” allowed a huge number of errors and evidence are the encased 6 goals from Borussia (Dortmund). The team has a lot more potential than shows and Korkut said that the visit of Atletico is a good opportunity for young people to make the next step in its development.
Javier Hernandez is expected to lead the attack Bayer, and behind him to act trio Karim Belarabi Kevin Foland and Julian Brandt. Pair of defensive midfielders will shape Julian Baumgartlinger Company and Kevin, who is said to be a transfer target Atletico. Because of injuries match miss Omer Toprak, Lars Bender, Jonathan Ta and Stefan Kiesling and Hakan Chalhanoolu and Benjamin Henrihs are punished.
The hosts recorded two consecutive victories in La Liga and shortened the gap with Sevilla in the battle for third place. Great goal to Simeone and company, however, remains the Champions League, where the team throws all his efforts.
Upon success over Granada Atletico game without Kevin Gameyro and Fernando Torres, but Antoine Griezmann again scored an important goal, which brought the three points “dyushekchiite.” Tonight Frenchman will likely partner with Yannick Ferreira Carrasco up front and on the flanks will rely on Koke and Nicolas Gaytan. The composition is back and captain Gabi.
* Atletico and Bayer met four times in recent years and exchanged one win and twice ended in a draw
* The overall balance of Atletico against German teams in European tournaments is 19 wins, 14 draws and 6 losses
* The balance of “aspirin” against Spanish rivals is 10 wins, 7 draws and 19 losses
* Atletico won 28 of their previous 33 home games in European competition and lost only twice
* “Dyushekchiite” in a series of seven games without a loss, “Calderon” against German teams (6 wins and 1 draw)
* Madrid have 12 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at home against rivals from Germany
Juventus will complete the job in Portugal
Tonight at 19:45 Juventus accepts Porto in the second leg of the eighth-finals of the Champions League. “Bianconeri” won 2:0 first meeting of the “To do Dragao” and have a comfortable lead before today’s meeting. They believe they will finish the job in Portugal and will make an important step towards the coveted title in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Porto have not surrendered and hope to achieve a miracle in Turin. The task of the “dragon” seems extremely difficult. They have victory over Juventus in dosetagshnite four meetings between them in the tournament (1 draw and 3 losses). Furthermore, the “old lady” is in great housekeeping series of 31 consecutive wins in Serie “A”. Porto is also a strong series championship in Portugal of 22 consecutive games unbeaten and ninth consecutive success, but today against their opponent is completely different caliber and will not be easy.
Juventus is aiming for its tenth quarter-final of the Champions League. If Porto made a splash tonight did the team will reach this stage for the seventh time. Both teams have a “bowl with ears” in the window, like have lifted the trophy twice. The last time Juve triumphed in 1996, while Porto was champion in the tournament in 2003.
The hosts have few personnel problems before the game. Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic were recovered and fell into the squad for the clash tonight. Only Stefano Sturaro remains outside the accounts of coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Guests also are not burdened by serious personnel problems. Only ousted in the first game Alex Teyes can not play in the second leg. All other players are available to Nuno Espirito Santo and he can let go enough battleworthy composition.
Manchester United out for revenge on the “Bridge”
Chelsea host Manchester United in the last quarter-final of the FA Cup. So far its place among the semi-finalists teams already secured Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham, and today will be a fourth entrant in the top 4.
“Red Devils” lost 0:4 in their previous visit to “Bridge” and today will try to erase this shame. The last time Manchester United won away to Chelsea in October 2012 when Javier Hernandez scored the winning goal for 3:2 quarter of an hour before the end, the hosts finished with nine men.
Favorite in the match is Chelsea, which has the advantage of being fresher. Chelsea have played 34 games this season, while “Red Devils” is number 46. Manchester United is a series of 17 matches without a loss, which prompted a sarcastic comment from the official website of Chelsea. “The series brought them from sixth to sixth place in the standings,” wrote the page by referring to the fact that Manchester United held this position from November 6 last year now.
Guests arriving at the “Bridge” without its star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is serving a sentence. This will back Marcus Rashford up front. The match will be special for United boss Jose Mourinho, who said he did not seek revenge for the worst loss that bear in English football, namely losing 0:4 Chelsea.
Barca burst tires after the feat in Champions League
The team of Barcelona conceded a shocking loss 1:2 in their visit to Deportivo La Coruna in a meeting of the 27th round of La Liga. Four days after the triumphant match in the Champions League team of Luis Enrique game quite sluggish and unfocused and suffered wreck of “Riazor” which will most likely cost them leadership. Joselu opened the scoring in the 40th minute, Luis Suarez equalized (46) and Alex Bergantinyos bring the success of “blue-white” in the 74th minute.
Arda Turan replace Neymar and Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes were given a chance in midfield. Luis Enrique again relied on a 3-4-3 like meeting with Paris Saint-Germain. Pepe Mel sort 4-2-3-1, relying in attack joselu, supported by Bruno Gama Faisal Fazhir and Carles Hill.
Catalans established territorial control over the meeting. Shares of guests from “Camp Nou”, however, were more familiarization and ended with a shot. The first threat came in front of Marc-Andre ter Buck in the ninth minute: joselu from shooting from 19 meters despite opposition from Gerard Pique – in the hands of the goalkeeper. In the 19th Arda Turan snatched the ball on the touchline, Messi centered in the penalty area but the ball was too high for Luis Suarez. In the middle score started to rain heavy rain.
Two minutes later Leo turned between four Opposing players in the center and attacked frontally. Sergio Busquets seek Argentine, he took off with a header Luis Suarez, who again passed to Messi, but number 10 was blocked by the collision. In the 25th Javier Mascherano managed to tip the ball just before Celso Borges in the box.
In the 28th Luis Suarez missed by myself clear position hooked a free kick. Two minutes later, Andre Gomes broke free in the box and decided to seek assistance instead attraction – shoot from an acute angle to the far post – quite inaccurately. In the 35th Sergio Busquets emerged with a superb through ball to Sergi Roberto. The hero of Wednesday evening progressed bravely, but his parallel submission was crossed by Herman Lux.
In the 39th hooked left joselu sent the ball accurately into the far bottom corner, but Ter tight outstretched arm and wineries. A corner kick Mascherano failed to clear and Ter Buck tried to capture rather than kill, dropped the ball and ran joselu closely realized – 1: 0. In the 42 th Pique himself in the box after a corner, but kicked the ball over the bar.
“Los Kulesza” retaliated less than a minute into the second half. Denis Suarez cross from the right defender Pique overtake, but serves the ball to Luis Suarez, who from shooting powerfully towards the corner – 1: 1. Uruguayan was shot without preparation by about nine meters. In the 49th Busquets openly hold Carles Hill to box, but an offensive player kept running, then collapsed. The judge considers that there is no violation.
In the 53rd Galician team build a strong kontraaktsiya. Joselu rather was offside, unnoticed by the side referee. He took the ball on the right and centered to Fazhir you from shooting the ball deviate slightly from the leg Sergi Roberto. Judge strangely decided that it was out. In the 57th Messi fired instantly ball rainbow – too high. Six minutes later Depor created a new lightning counter. She finished with an attractive blow of air joselu 20 meters – Terre tight careful and capture.
In the 70th Denis Suarez received a good ball from the left penalty area but failed efforts by its very low kick. In the 74th Alejandro Arribas was unlucky once slammed the bar in header after a corner. The hosts filled another corner, this time Alex Bergantinyos headed the second beam – 2: 1. Guests wanted offense attack against Jordi Alba, but did not get it.
In the 80th Sergi Roberto centered sharply in the first post, Luis Suarez knocked the ball six meters, but Lux intervene. They were suspected ambush, although the referee did not raise his flag. In the 83rd Pique failed to control in the box, and there was stalking and Javier Mascherano. In the 91st Messi shot wide with convenient free kick. In the 93rd hosts took the game diluted in defense of his rival and two players beat themselves against Ter tight. Joselu is polakomi and shoot at the feet of the German goalkeeper. Seconds left last attack of Barcelona where Messi shot was blocked.
Barcelona will receive a week break before the next challenge – hosting Valencia. Tonight Real Madrid can pull two points ahead of Barcelona and have another game in advance (visit of Celta) which increase the gap to five points.