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Inter with a great opportunity to continue with the victories and against Crotone. We offer you our winning soccer bets for the game.
The shape of Crotone
The season does not start well for Kroton and the team is definitely not in shape. After 3 rounds, they are in the relegation zone with only one point in their assets. In the first round they lost 0: 3 from Milan Milan. The point came in a second round when they routed a zero draw with Verona. Last week they also fell 1-0 away from Cagliari. The bad thing is that Croton has not scored a goal yet, and now a new challenger is waiting for him.
The shape of Inter
Inter has been doing well since the start of the season and is in good shape. They have won all three games so far in the league and are one of the three teams at the top with full asset points. Their first match won 3: 0 against Fiorentina, followed by a 3: 1 victory over Roma. In the last round, they also won their Spal with a 2-0 win. So now everyone is expecting a new success from the “Nerazzurri”, which would be completely in the line of things.
The two teams are in a fundamentally different form at the moment. Croton is at the bottom of the standings and has to work hard to avoid a new loss. Inter goes much better and would be surprising if they fail to win their fourth consecutive win.
Winning soccer bets : 2
Vitesse hopes for a good performance against Lazio. Read below our soccer betting picks for that game.
In 2002, Vitez last participated in the groups of the then tournament for the Wafa Cup. Two years ago they played Europa League qualifiers but fell in third round after 2 losses and a total score of 0: 5 from Southampton. The Dutch season starts well. They are in second place after playing 4 rounds. They recorded 3 wins and 1 loss. The loss was 1: 2 by AZ Alkmaar. We have yet to see if even now in Europe, Europe will be able to perform well. Probably more popular bookmakers give an advantage to the guests in the match.
The team of Lazio
Lazio dropped to a 1/8 final on his last tournament match in the 2015-2016 season. There they were eliminated from Sparta Prague. The new season Lazio has started well and won Italy’s super Cup after a victory over Juventus. Serie A initially started with a zero draw against Spal, but subsequently scored two consecutive wins. Especially impressive was the one against Lazio with 4: 1, which was achieved this Sunday. During his last Euro League tournament, Lazio won his group without any particular problems and scored 4 wins and 2 draws in the group stage.
Wiestis made quite good matches in the Dutch Championship. Let’s see whether this will also be transferred to the European scene. Lazio recorded an impressive victory over Milan a few days ago. It remains to transfer the victories in this tournament. Guests are the favorite in the game, but may not easily reach success.
Soccer betting picks : 2, over 2.5 goals
Barcelona – Juventus
The Champions League group stage kicks off tonight as the biggest clash is between the teams of Barcelona and Juventus.Below you can read our analyzed football predictions for that clash.
“The old lady” showed her defensive class in the last Champions League campaign by eliminating Barcelona with a 3-0 draw at the ?-finals. Juventus eventually lost to the Real Madrid final but made a very strong performance in the race.
Barcelona was split in the summer with one of its great stars, Neamar, as the guests were left by Leonardo Bonucci, who was at the heart of the good defense of the team against the Catalonians last season.
Barcelona, ??however, found Neimar’s deputy in the face of Usman Dembele, for whom nearly 180m euros were paid to Borussia Dortmund. In addition, Nelson Semedo, Paulinho and Gerard Deulofeuf arrived at the club. So far, Neamar’s departure has not had much impact on Barcelona. They beat Espanyol with 5: 0 on Saturday to win three laps in the La Liga, which is a huge improvement after a 1: 5 loss from Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. Again against Esplanole, Lionel Messi again stole the show. The Argentine magician scored a hat-trick and had five goals in three games. Last season he scored 48 goals, and 11 of them were only 9 games in the Champions League.
Juventus made a very strong appearance against Barca in April this year to eliminate them and reach the semi-finals where they removed Monaco, but bowed their heads after a 1: 4 defeat against Real Madrid in the Cardiff final. The biggest loss for the team in the summer is the separation with Leonardo Bonucci, who for many years was a major figure in the defense of Juve, with which the team won many battles. Juventus have won all their three games so far in Calcio as their first visit has made a 0: 2 draw against Genoa to make a complete turn.
Barcelona won 94% of its last 16 home games in the Champions League. They have won victories in all of their group meetings since 2012, so we expect to start with the three-point season 2017/18.
Football predictions : 1 and over 2,5 goals
Barcelona vs Juventus – a potential final in the group stage. Soccer betting predictions for that game you can read below.
This is the time for the Champions League again, with the first group games being played this week. One of the most anticipated matches is between Barcelona and Juventus. The two teams met in the last season of the tournament, then after a convincing victory in Turin and zero draw in Barcelona, ??the Bianconers continued without a problem in the next phase.
Barca have no loss in their last 21 households in the Champions League
Barcelona is expected to have started the Spanish championship at a high pace, winning three easy victories, with no chance of falling into the door. The team is already in a series of ten consecutive wins in the Primera Liga. Neimar is gone, but Messi seems to be in good shape, having already had five hits on his account since the start of the season. The new Dembele addition, which is expected to replace Neimar completely, is also in play. Barcelona has not been defeated on its own field in its last 21 households in the Champions League.
Juventus has not lost in its last six away games in the Champions League
Juventus will come to Camp Nou with high heads and the belief that they can once again neutralize the stars of Barca. The old lady also boasts a strong start to the Italian championship, currently holding a full-triumph with three wins in three games. The squad will be missing the injured Sami Kedera and Marquisio, as well as the punished Juan Quadrado. The new additions Douglas Costa and Matthew will fill their absence. Last season in the Champions League Juventus scored five victories and one draw in all six matches on a foreign field.
Nice will try to stop the winning Monaco series
Here was ouf soccer bet predictions for today match from France Ligue 1
Monaco is coming to Nice and we have yet to see if he will continue with the victories.
The Nice Team
For now, Nice is far from what it was last season, when they even occupied the top in the first months of the season. In their last game before the break, they were defeated. They lost 3: 0 to the new Amiens. So in 3 of their last 4 games they did not score a goal. Their only win since the start of the season was 2: 0 on their pitch against Gingham. The host match is expected to miss the Brazilian defender Dante for a penalty. Mario Balotelli is still in question.
Despite the break with some key players, Monaco continues with her excellent performance in the new season. They also recently split with the young star Kilian Mabe, who went to the PSG for a record sum. Since the beginning of the season, the “Monegasque” have won all four matches. They generally do not stop and score a lot of goals. In the last round they beat 6: 1 Olympic Marseille. The striker and goal-keeper Radamel Falcoo also stops marking and has 7 goals on his account since the beginning of the campaign.
This season does not start well for Nice and they fail to keep the level from a year ago. Still, they will try to stop the champions somehow. Monaco is in excellent shape and leads a fierce battle with PSG to the top. Guests can take advantage of the poor performance of the hosts and achieve new success in an attempt to defend their title.
soccer bet predictions : 2 and over 2,5 goals
Belarus hosts Sweden in a match for its honor. Here was our free football bet predictions for that clash.
Sweden will step in its match against Bulgaria and will now seek a mandatory victory in the fight against Belarus. The first match between the two teams ended with a convincing victory for Sweden. They are once again referred to as favorites and on their visit, as 1xBet offer one of the highest odds for their win. Belarus would hardly have serious resistance to its more rival rival.
Belarus have one victory in their seven games in the group
Belarus lost their chances for one of the first two places, but their loss on Thursday from Luxembourg was quite surprising. In these qualifiers, the team has only one victory in all seven games played and currently occupies the fifth position with five points. In their households, however, Belarus is capable of surprises, and that is exactly what happened when France was visiting them. The meeting then ended in a draw.
Sweden lost their last two away games
Sweden lost its last match so far in qualifying, as Bulgaria stood in their way. This was the first loss for the team in their last six games and second overall in the group meetings. Still, Sweden are still second and even have chances for the first place, but not without a mistake from France. So far, they have only once won as a guest, and this happened at their visit to Luxembourg.
Free football bet predictions : 2 and under 2,5 goals
Spain – Italy
The great derby in the seventh round of World Cup qualifiers in Europe is between the national selections of Spain and Italy. The duel is tonight at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Here was our soccer bet predictions for the game.
Spain and Italy are both teams that argue for a direct “G” ranking. Both countries have an equal number of 16 points in the first and second place in the ranking. The first match between the two teams in Italy ended equally 1: 1 and in this game it may be decided who will win the first position after the other teams do not pose a threat to La Fouria and Squadra.
The early departure of Euro 2016 from Italy was followed by the retirement of Spain’s long-time manager Vicente del Bosque and the aging of players like Andres Iniesta, Sergio Ramos and David Silva seriously worried the fans. Del Bosque was replaced by Julien Lopeggi and Iniesta, Ramos and Silva continued to dominate the team and play high. Add to this the advent of star youths like Marco Asencio, Susa, Saul Niges and Alvaro Morata, and the continued development of Isko and the future suddenly looks much brighter for La Furia. The hosts defeated Macedonia 2-1 in their last qualifying match and have seven wins and three draws after dropping out of Euro 2016. They are at the top of the group with a better goal difference than Italy in four remaining matches. The great news in the Spanish team is the return of striker David Villa, who is very strong at the MLS League in the United States.
Italy played very strong on the Euro 2016 and it seemed that Antonio Conte had built a championship team as the team did not drop the 1/4-finals from Germany after penalties and left the race. Antonio Conte was replaced by Djampiero Ventura and despite the lack of highly talented attacking players, Italy continues to impress as the team successfully competes with Spain. Italy has won eight of its last ten games, scoring only 31 goals in just one of them. Their protection, however, will have problems against La Furia on Saturday night and we expect to see hits in both doors.
Soccer Prediction: Goal / Goal
France will not leave chances to Holland at home.Below was our professional soccer predictions for the match.
One of the most interesting matches in the upcoming qualifying for the World Cup next year will oppose the teams of France and the Netherlands. Both teams have ambitions to rank the big forum, but one of them can stick to their mouths. That’s why this game is important to them.
News for France
“Fellows” are currently performing well in Group A of the Europe Zone qualifiers. They have 13 points as much as Sweden, but the French goal difference is second. Their chances are still high and they remain the favorite in the group. This is the third home for the team, so far they have won their games for Bulgaria and Sweden. Rafael Varan has problems and is not sure whether he will be able to take part in the match.
The News of the Netherlands
The “tulips” situation is not at all good. The team ranks third with 10 points, 4 less than the leaders in the standings. Just that the third place does not bring them the desired ranking, so they will have to try. The Dutch played a draw on their visit to Sweden, won against Luxembourg and lost to Bulgaria. They are going to be the heaviest guests they will try to leave at least with a point. Nathan Ake, Kenny Tete and Robin Van Persie are the players in the “tulips” team that are in question for the match.
Nearly equal statistics in direct duels
The first match between them was at the end of 2016 when France won 1-0 to the Netherlands. The two sides have met 25 times each other, with the victories for France being 11 against 10 for the Netherlands. Only 4 games have ended in a draw. The bet is big for both teams who want to play at the World Cup. France is the favorite in this match because it has a much better and better team. We predict a win for the hosts, and a second option will say over 2.5 goals in the game.
Professional soccer predictions : 1, over 2.5 goals
Liverpool to return to the Champions League
From 19:45 on Wednesday is the match between Liverpool and Hoffenheim. The English won the first match in Germany with 2: 1. Here was our soccer betting tips for that game .
Liverpool can say that he is one foot in the group after a comfortable win with 2: 1 as a guest. Still, there is yet another game and nothing is known. Liverpool has a 2 wins and 1 draw of three matches this season. On Saturday they won home 1-0 over Crystal Palace in a high league game. Now they just should not allow underestimation and will go back to the most prestigious tournament groups after 3 years of absence. Adama Lalana has not yet been fully restored, and so can we say about Coetinius.
Hoffenheim could have gotten a better score in the first match but had a penalty shoot-out at the start of the match at 0-0. They also had a little bit of an own goal. So now they need a feat in the middle of Anfield. After finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season, the guests from the modest German city drew right for the Champions League for the first time in their history, but they drew tough draws and their dreams come to an end. On Saturday they started with a 1-0 victory over Werder New in the Bundesliga.
Liverpool is also the favorite in the second game after winning the first. Even if they do not win now, it will not be fatal. It would be a serious shoot if you lose 2 or more goals. As the more experienced team, we expect to win their second game. Hoffenheim seems to be content with participating in the League of Europe teams, which is still an achievement for them.
Soccer betting tips : 1, over 2.5 goals
Rijeka retains chances to win with Olympiakos
Another curious game on Tuesday is between Rieka and Olympiakos. The guests won 2: 1 a week ago.
The situation for Rijeka
Things have not worked very well for Rijeka lately, although they have reached a playoffs to join the Champions League. In the second round they dealt with the THC without any problem, and in third they were lucky and removed Salzburg by a goal on a foreign field and two draws. However, three consecutive losses followed, two in the league and one at Olympiakos. Over the weekend, however, they managed to take their match with Lokomotiva Zagreb after a late turnaround. In Greece they started well and led to the result, but made a reversal in the second part. At least they kept real chances of winning. Macedonian midfielder Leonard Zuta misses the match due to a red card in the first match.
The situation for Olympiakos
In the previous round Olympiakos managed Partizan after winning 3: 1 as a guest and 2: 2 home. Last week they managed to turn the game well and reached their delicate advance by one goal. Last year they missed the group and are now ambitious to return to them. On Sunday, the Greek Championship started, and there expected to start with a 4: 1 home win over Larissa. There are also no shortages from the main guest staff for the upcoming visit to Croatia.
Riqueka kept her chances for revenge and hoped for him. Olympiakos also went motivated, and in the first match they showed that they were the better team. Rijeka generally performs strongly on his own terrain, but now their rival is also serious and may have difficulty with him.
So ,our soccer predictions for today was BTTS or Draw.
The new Premier League season begins
Today, the new season is officially launched in one of the most interesting world championships – the English Premier League. The match between Arsenal and Leicester will kick off the new UK campaign. All fans are thirsty waiting to see how the new season will unfold and what surprises and exciting fights the English teams will bring to us.
Chelsea somewhat surprised the specialists after winning the title last year. Antonio Conte led the team to the gold medals in their first season at Stamford Bridge, and in a very convincing way. Now, however, the Italian realizes he is expecting a much more difficult task to defend his title. His team was reinforced by players such as Antonio Rugidier, Alvaro Morata, and Tiemue Bakayoko, but the coach has already repeatedly asked that he needed more to have enough qualifying to fight on all fronts.
Curiously, what will Jose Mourinho do in his second season in Manchester United. The special brought two cups in the showcase of the club in the last campaign, but the performance in the championship was not satisfactory for fans who would expect the least 4th turn, and why not a battle for the title of the Portuguese and its players.
Manchester City and Josep Guardiola also have great ambitions. The club has not been able to spend serious sums on newcomers such as Kyle Walker, Danilo, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendi and others. Owners, it is normal to expect some return of the investment in the form of trophies in the shop window.
Arsenal has decided to hold Arsene Wenger, despite the discontent of some of the club’s fans. The team was reinforced with Alexandre Lakazet and Sead Kolasinac, but the bigger star Alexis Sanchez is increasingly talking about. The French specialist will have to find a way to cope with this situation and return the team to the top if he does not want to leave with a bent head from the Emirates.
Liverpool seems to be in good position for a strong performance in the new season. Jurgen Klop is an ambitious coach who will try to squeeze the best of his squad. And he can not complain of class recruits like Mohammed Salah and Andrew Robertson, who are even more expected to raise the class of Merseyside.
We should not forget Tottenham, who in recent years has become a bigger player in the league, although for the time being he can not get to the title. However, Londoners have everything they need to confuse the accounts of the big ones and can not be underestimated.
It will be curious if any of the other teams will be able to intervene in the front row battle, as Leicester did. The Foxes would hardly repeat the feat of 2016, but they are still a pretty hard team. Everton is another interesting team who spent a lot of money on newcomers, and Wayne Rooney’s return could have a very positive effect on the team’s performance.
We will also watch with interest the presentation of the newcomers in the New York, Huddersfield and Brighton. The “Sharks” have the most serious experience at this level, and with a manager of the rank of Rafael Benitez, they should be able to escape from falling. For the other two teams, however, this may prove to be a much more difficult task as they are absolute debutants in the Premier League and will find it much more difficult to get used to the situation.
Ludogorets – Hapoel Beer Sheva
Ludogorets welcomes Hapoel Beer Sheva in a match rematch from the third Preliminary Round of the Champions League. The match is this evening at 19:30 at the Ludogorets Arena as the Bulgarian champion has to catch two clean goals after the defeat 0-2 in Israel a week ago.
Ludogoretz’s task to qualify for the second consecutive year in the GL’s teams seems rather difficult. The “eagles” should make a new turn, having lost the first match in the second qualifying round, but their opponent was the Zalgiris in Lithuania, who is now giving way to their current rival. Georgi Dermendjiev’s team missed some good chances in the first match at 0-1 and was punished for the second time by Hapoel who should be happy with the result. In the weekend Ludogorets failed to beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the championship after a 0-0 draw. In this match, the mentor of the champions gave a break to all the major players who will be in the top condition for the upcoming battle Wednesday night.
Having recorded two victories against the Hungarian Honved in the second qualifying round, Hapoel Beer Sheva continued his winning move against the Bulgarian Ludogorets. The Israelis were very focused and showed good football, largely earning 2-0. On Saturday, they scored another victory by defeating Apoel Ashkelon 3-0 in a match for the Cup in Israel. Barak Bashar gave a break to his stars, so they will be fresh for the Razgrad match and everyone knows they are expecting a heavy 90 minutes in Bulgaria.
Hapoel Beer Sheva demonstrated a very good counter-attack game. They have very fast players and will use this advantage in Razgrad. Ludogorets has no choice but to look for the hits, so we expect a result on Wednesday night.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Before you start betting on your football matches, it’s a good idea to learn about the basic strategies that can improve your chance of a successful bet.
I present to you the first strategy: Both teams to score (goal / goal).
One of the most ticking betting option fans is where the goal is both teams to score at least once in a match. This bet is pretty much used by characters who love the attractive offensive style of play and like equal and worthwhile matches. In addition to its gambling value, this option is extremely exciting and has a slower tone. The popularity of this type of bets has grown considerably over the last few seasons, partly because it is a great bet for the neutral audience. Watching a game in front of the TV and hoping both teams to play in the opponent’s door is much more exciting than betting on one team and sticking fingers just to push it. The name of the bet says eloquently that each score of 1: 1 and up brings us a winning bet.
How do we make the right judgment that both teams will score or not?
In order to be convinced that both teams have the potential to score at least one goal, you must know their current shape, the characteristics of the individual players, be aware of the league rankings, the last played matches, the statistics between the two teams in Matches between them. It’s also a good idea to know what startup team the game starts, what gambling potential they have, such as the offensive power of the teams, the class of their selections, the coaching concepts, the playground, the weather conditions. Have an idea and track statistics – what do the teams have, do they create a lot of goals, how many of the matches played are the Goals / Goals. This option relies heavily on the defensive and attacking qualities of the two opposing teams. At best, your bet will be on a match in which both teams perform very well in an attack but at the same time have difficulty playing their game in a secure plan.
The most favorable for this type of bet are the matches between equal teams, the so-called derby matches, flattery between grands, middlemen or outsiders in which the bet is of enormous value. Teams that easily allow goals, but on the other hand they are constantly attacking and have lightning strikes. Such matches include Barcelona – Real Madrid, Arsenal – Tottenham, Bayern Munich – Borussia (Dortmund), Roma – Lazio and so on. Not all derbies are suitable for such a bet. Serbia’s big derby between “Red Star” and “Partizan” also does not end with goals at both doors. The mega-classics in South America between River Plate and Boca Juniors have for years been tricking the traditions of falling goals, and lately only the lusty passions and the great number of cartons are inherent in this galactic match. Much of the equivalent clashes between the teams at the bottom of the table also often started to be quite impersonal from the hits. Tradition shows that matches between neighbors in the middle of the table (Fiorentina – Napoli, Valencia – Sevilla, Schalke 04 – Werder) are much more effective and goals for the two teams than for the fate of a given Team – whether to drop or stay in the group. Tournament matches are also played overly calculating and lack high performance. Years ago, major matches between national teams ended well, there were finals that were marked with a high score of 3: 2 or 3: 1, but the new trends in football have changed this characteristic rule of 90 minutes total attack. Now many of the semi-finals and the final matches either end without goals, or one team will beat 1: 0 or 2: 0. The same regularity also became characteristic of the final clashes in the major club international tournaments. There are few examples in which 120 minutes of the last 120 minutes of the game remain without a goal and ultimately the roulette of the shootings decides the fate for someone’s benefit. Bettors need to be aware that not always when they see what offensive power a team has, this is a prerequisite that the game will surely be effective. On the contrary, it is noticed that the coaching staffs take draconian measures to protect the class attackers, which makes most of the games boring, uninteresting and ineffective. Naturally, by an unwritten rule and in a match between the big ones, where a class of classroom assailants (Paris Saint Germain – Monaco, Inter Milan, Dynamo (Kiev) – Shakhtar happens not to score, even zero draws, but this is in Very rare cases.
They are not suitable for such a bet and meetings where the favorite is clear because the outsider is unlikely to be written down. He would hardly have scored Cagliari’s nakedness when visiting Juventus or Lancas at Boca Juniors. You have to put some barrier and do not mislead the high odds of such matches, of the order of (2.00 – 2.80). Naturally, there are also features that you can take advantage of in the knowledge of the nature of the game. For example, “Barcelona” on its pitch is ruthless and very often defeats its rivals, but often allows a goal in its own door. The goal of the home match of the Catalonians is quite high and the good connoisseurs know that the defense of Barcelona is not the strongest side of the squad and which teams can take advantage of it (Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad) Benefit from this. It can not be said the same for Chelsea or Atletico Madrid, which on their own terrain is almost impossible to get a goal in their goal. In order to play the option: Both teams have to score goals and you must be aware of the championships with the highest number of goals scored.
The most suitable championships under this criterion are:
• Division South-Sweden
• Division North – Sweden
• Eerste Division – Netherlands
• Challenge League – Switzerland
• Super League – Switzerland
• League A – Australia
• The Primera Division – Mexico
• J League – Japan
• The Primera Division – Chile
• UAE League – United Arab Emirates
The most unacceptable leagues under this criterion are:
• K Liga Challenge – South Korea 2
• Football League 2 – Greece
• Maistriliga – Estonia
• Elysserien – Norway
• Thai Premier League – Thailand
• B – League – Vietnam
One of the best things about this kind of bet is that the statistics associated with it are very simple and easy to analyze. You can quickly and easily see if a team has often made their last games and / or have scored goals. You can also check the direct duels between the two opponents to see if there is a tendency for many goals in both directions. It is extremely important to analyze the last six matches.
James seems sure of Bayern, the Germans did not deny
Real Madrid’s unbeaten James Rodriguez is very close to a transfer to Bayern Munich, says Marca. The two clubs have already reached a deal, initially the midfielder will be retired for two seasons, after which the Bavarian club will have an option to redeem it. For the deal, he insisted the Bavarian mentor Carlo Ancelotti. At this stage, however
Indicative of the fact that the information is probably true, is the comment of Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Roumenige. This summer he has twice reacted to the rumors of selling Robert Lewandowski and Yoshu Kimich, but this time his tone is quite different.
“Please understand that we can not unveil our transfer plans right now,” the boss said. “I do not want to talk about rumors because it will not help us. Even in this way, potential deals are becoming more difficult to realize, and the player’s price rises. The opportunities ahead remain relevant until the market closes and we will continue to monitor what is happening. ”
According to TZ, Hames had even insisted that the transfer be completed by 16:30 today.
Meanwhile, the media also noted the fact that earlier today Javier Martinez followed Rodriguez in Instagram.
How Mourinho changed United
Let’s start with a few statements. The first – Jose Mourinho has done a good job and United has progressed significantly since last season. The position in the championship obviously does not quite agree with this statement, but fortunately no one is asking (fuck off, table). The second – Manchester United did not win a treble, despite all attempts by Jose to convince us otherwise, including the cult moment when the Portuguese made his players raise three fingers for the photos after the final in LA.
OK, after highlighting the lack of treble and half of United fans angrily closed the article, let’s delve into what changes Mow. Obviously we will start with ..
On his arrival, Mourinho found himself in a relatively unobtrusive situation. The Portuguese inherited a team just finished with a good fortune in the 5th position in the league won by Leicester. Yikes. Despite its multi-million-dollar selection, his predecessor, Louis van Gaal, somehow managed to produce a legendary sterile assault. United in the season 15-16 scored an average of 11.3 shots per game – less than just a snap shot from Sunderland. It is said that entire wards at the Manchester Hospital have been reserved for people who suffer from boredom during the meetings of the devils. Of course the logical move to return the excitement on the stands was to appoint a spectacular manager like … Jose Mourinho! Okay, maybe not as much the spectacle as the Shield game and the trophies were the goal.
“Wait, at least the defense can not complain to Mow. With Van Gaal, that was the only thing in the team … she was ready for her ”
No. First, as we know, Mow can complain about everything. Second – this time it will even be right. The styles of the two managers are almost complete opposites, and Mow actually had a lot of work to do to change the way the team defends. Van Gaal relies on a high and aggressive press that allows his teams to control the ball in 70-80% of the time (the problems there were what they were doing, or rather, what they were not doing). Thus the endless possession of the leather ball was literally the shield of United. The name of this style is actually … tiki-so (although often confused with Guardiola’s positional play).
However, Moo’s teams are being defended in a way that is almost totally opposed to the tyco-tactics. The style of the Portuguese is much more passive. For the teams he leads, first comes the coverage of all opponents and pass options and then – the attack and the winning of the ball. Usually the only free footballers remain the opposing central defenders. Since there is no one to give, for them often the only solution is to try to advance the ball on their own. Then comes the point at which Moo’s strikers press, win the ball and start a quick counterattack. Or at least so on paper. Real counterattacks of the hell during the season were not typical of Mourinho’s team, which suffered the attack of the team.
An illustration of the way in which Mo’s teams trick the opposing central defenders to advance with the ball.
Another downside of such a passive style of defense is that … sometimes it is quite difficult to get your ball back. The enemy’s central defenses can simply jump between each other until a safe option opens to continue the attack. Such a thing happened several times at the beginning of the season when midfield teams held the ball in long periods of the match at a score of 0-0. Of course, Mow’s defense was too stable for them, and there was not much danger to the door of the hell. But at the same time, this pointless play … eaten from the time United has to score a goal in turn. The result was a series of unpleasant and unnecessary draws. Since it’s nice to score at least once in a while, let’s take a look …
Despite the passive defense style, United is still a super-club and enjoys a decent possession of the ball in matches against smaller teams. However, its use during the season was not at such a high level. Mourinho seemed like he did not like the title of the offensive positions … nor even a formation. The only two figures that seemed to be present were Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
It is very rare to say that a 100 millionth player is underestimated, but the case of Paul Pogba is exactly the same. One of the most beneficial qualities of the Frenchman is that he is incredibly resistant to the press and often at times when he is put under pressure. He just shakes off all opponents with ease and sets off dangerous speed attacks. He is also a strong physical, extremely energetic, great feeder and a decent scorer. The contrast of United’s play with and without Pugba this season was really startling. Whether the role of a defensive midfielder is best suited to him is another matter.
The other superman in the team this year was the eternal Zlatan. The Swede was involved in many of the goals during the season, with a great deal on his own, and on another hand he assisted. It is enough to look at the difference in United’s attack as he was on the team and after the injury that prematurely ended his season. Team shuffles have doubled or even tripled and much more resembled last year’s profile. Apparently Zlatan was extremely useful to United … and disgustingly harmful to everyone else. The great Swedish season revived the discussion of how it does not matter how old you are if you are good at football. Something that just is not true, and exceptions like Zlatan just confirm the rule. A little known fact is that whenever someone says “It does not matter that X is 32, see Zlatan chop at 35!” Somewhere in the world, a little pussy dies. So please stop.
What’s next year?
United has only 29 goals this season, with only Tottenham (26) doing better in this score. Obviously, attack is where improvement is to be sought. The Red Devils scored only 54 goals, which is at least 23 less than any other team in the top 6. *
* We need to make it clear that luck played a significant role in these figures. Real United deserved to score more hits in the light of the situations he created, but .. c’est la vie.
Because Ibrahimovic’s contract was terminated … it is obvious that United will need his deputy. Mourinho has always relied heavily on improvisation by his offensive players and it is good to be a world class champion. According to recent rumors, the devils are quite likely to sign with Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, which is a great option. The Spaniard is a footballer who is well-suited for both the long-running ball and Mow’s counter-attacking style in the derby. His price is likely to be in the 70-90m range, but as we know the money is not a problem for United * pointing finger at Pogba *.
The second goal of the transfer market should be a defensive midfielder. Michael Carrick’s years are already getting worse and the Englishman can not be expected to play an entire season on three fronts. Besides, the mid-range options are quite limited – Paul Pogba, Ander Erera, and … Felaini.
The defense talent was already attracted by the young talentist Lindelof, who has not seen a minute in his life, but according to friends who have watched 3 of his videos in Yutub is good. Which to a great extent means that defense is complete.
Overall, United’s team is fairly well balanced, and if these small problems are addressed, it will hardly give way to anyone else in England. And how much can a team be complaining about with this guy in his ranks? I would have long argued with anyone who spoke about “the best footballer in the ML” and did not mention Paul Pogba in the conversation.
Before we finish, I want to take a few lines of Mow’s approach to the big games. The style of the Portuguese has not changed at all. Still what we can expect from his teams is to close and goal number 1 is to keep a dry net … just after the goal scored.
Undoubtedly, the Portuguese spec is one of the most successful managers for the past 15 years, but is his cautious style still sufficient to win the Conte, Guardiola, Clop, and Pochetino?
The arrival of the current set of top executives in England means that before the competition for the top 4 was no bigger. The gap between the top 6 teams and the rest is huge. The difference between the 6th United and the 8th Southampton this season was … 23! Points. England matches can now be roughly divided into two types – matches against the other teams in the top 6 and … all the rest.
So far, Mourinho’s defensive approach to big games has worked great, as the main competitors were 1 or a maximum of 2 other teams. But with six equal teams, the number of matches in question is much larger, and potentially missed points – with much more weight.
If we look at all of United’s other teams from the top 6 this year, we will see that the reds have scored only 1 goal. If we also add the house, the picture is not much more pink, with only Arsenal (9) earning less than 10 points that the devils gathered in the clashes with the top 6 rivals.
It is as if prudence and the game of equality are no longer sufficient for the new status quo in the VL. Mourinho did a good job, greatly improving the team from Van Gaal, but … next year he will have to do even better to get into the title fight.
Monaco refused Liverpool’s second bid for Mbappe
Liverpool struck on a stone and in his second attempt to attract the great star of Monaco, Kilian Mbappe. According to Marca, Merseyside have offered 100 million euros for talent, but this time, the owner of the Monegasque Dmitry Rybolovlev has responded negatively. A month ago, Liverpool made its first offer of 75 million euros.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klop has promised many options for the striker to give him the best possible preparation for the World Cup next year. However, this did not have the necessary effect.
Marca adds that the only club in which Mbappe can be transferred is Real Madrid.
Inter has denied 16m from Everton to Brozovic
Everton has sent a bid of 16m for Marcelo Brozovic, but the offer was rejected by Inter, the Croatian press says. Former Dynamo (Zagreb) player is linked to Juventus, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, but the “caramels” have taken the first official step to attracting him. For now, the move is unsuccessful, as “unruly” wants about 20 million pounds for Brozowicz. However, Everton will in all likelihood return with an improved offer.
Inter is likely to sell Brozovic until June 30, as the club has to go into financial fair play.
Arsenal joined the Battle of Mbappe with a bid of 100 million.
Sensation Kilian Mbappe continues to excite the biggest clubs in Europe and the transfer saga around him probably will not end soon. The latest information about the 18-year-old striker is that Arsenal has arrived in Monaco’s offices. “The Spots” have offered exactly 100m euros for the youngster, says Team. Earlier, however, the other major candidates for the signature of Mbappe, Real Madrid and Manchester City,
The player himself seems inclined to go to Real to work under the direction of his idol Zinedine Zidane. He recently said that despite his frail age, he did not bother to go to a bigger club in Monaco this summer.
Meanwhile, it was understood that Mbappe would not take part in the control of Paraguay today. The attacker has a slight trauma, and the coach, Didier Deschan, admits he will not risk joining him but he hopes he will be reinstated for the world qualification against Sweden.
Barca prepares Luis Enrique triumphantly
Barcelona comes out against Alaves in the King’s Cup final and will try to finish the season with a trophy after less than a week ago in the title of his big rival Real Madrid. This will be Luis Enrique’s farewell match with the Catalonian Grand Prix and there is no doubt that the players will try to send it properly. Meanwhile, Vicente Calderon’s final will be the last match at Atletico Madrid. “The Duchesschachi” already emotionally marked the separation after the victory over Athletic Bilbao last Sunday.
In the last days, the news about Barca had a negative hue. But the arrest of former club president Sandro Rossell and Lionel Messi’s tax problems will hardly affect the team’s performance, which will probably be led by Ernesto Valverde next season. Before that, however, Luis Enrique will have the opportunity to add another valuable trophy to the showcase of the blagranas. The 47-year-old specialist was often blamed for the rotations in the squad and, according to many, this is the reason why Barcelona missed the title. The team is in a series of seven consecutive wins, but still failed to catch up with Real. The defense of the Catalonians seems rather unstable, but there are not many who believe that Alayes may deprive the Camp Nou win from the third consecutive triumph in the royal tournament.
Luis Suarez is punished and will miss the final. In his absence at the center of the attack will act Paco Alcasser, who has only seven goals since the beginning of the season, but will now partner with Lionel Messi and Neymar. Right-handed back-end Sergei Roberto is also out of bets, and Javier Maschersano will take his place. Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti will be the pair of central defenders and Jody Alba will play on the left. In the middle of the field Luis Enrique will bet on Andres Iniesta, Sergio Buscakes and Ivan Rakitic.
Alaves was impressive when he returned to the Spanish football elite and even defeated Barca as a guest, and the winning raid in the cup tournament was the icing on the cake for the fans of the team. Mauricio Pocetino can boast one of the best in the Primera – with just 43 goals in 38 games. The team, however, does not have enough class in the top position and only Osasuna, Leganes and Granada have scored less than the Uefa Cup finalists since 2001.
Pellegrino will be deprived of the services of the injured Victor Languardia, who recently underwent knee surgery. Rodrigo Elli and Zuhair Fedal will be at the center of the defense, and Tero Hernandez will be the finals. The attack will be led by top scorer Davieson – the author of 7 hits in Primera.
Barca won 12 and ended equally in two of the last 18 games between these rivals, and in the most recent defeat Alayes at his stadium by 6: 0.
Mourinho buys three or four new ones
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will limit the team’s summer selection to three or four new and qualifying players, the BBC says. The Portuguese wants to reinforce the protection and attack of the “red devils” and in these areas the efforts of the club are directed. After the successful Europa League Final, the Special revealed that he has already given his list of wanted players to CEO Ed Woodward.
First in Mourinho’s list are Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Grisman and Burnley defender Michael Keane who is a former Manchester United player. Of course, the manager also has spare options. The next option for the attack is Torino’s top scorer Andrea Belotti. As the central defender, the other two names are Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton) and Victor Lindelof (Benfica).
The BBC adds that Mourinho is likely to try to attract yet another left-wing defender, but without specifying a specific name for this post.
Mirror adds Eric Dyer (Tottenham), Romulus Lukaku (Everton) and Tiemue Bakayoko (Monaco) to the list.
Mourinho destroyed the Spanish domination
Manchester United became the first non-team to win a European trophy in the last four seasons. Jose Mourinho led the European Cup after a 2-0 win over Ajax in the Stockholm final.
The last team to win a European trophy before the Spanish dominance was Chelsea in the 2012/2013 season. The Europa League trophy was won three consecutive years from Sevilla and in the Champions League once triumphed Barcelona and twice Real Madrid . “The White Ballet” can defend the Spanish honor on June 3 in Cardiff, where it will face the Champions League final against the Italian Juventus.
Pugba: Three trophies are not a failed season
Manchester United’s French star Paul Poga was in euphoria after winning the Europa League. It was the midfielder who called for a 2-0 win over Ajax, opening the final in Stockholm.
“We are proud of what has been achieved, people have been saying that the season has failed, but we have won three trophies – the Super Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League.” It was important to get into the match, we scored a goal, then we controlled the game, Pugba said.
Manchester United has won England’s eighth title in the UEFA / Europa League Cup
The first Manchester United title in League Europe is the eighth for England, showing the history of the UEFA Cup.
The record of trophies won in this race remains the Liverpool team, which has three – 1973, 1976 and 2001.
The number of trophies in England ranks third after Spain with 10 and Italy with 9. Spanish champion Sevilla, who won in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016, has five record trophies. Two Italian clubs have won three times. These are Juventus (1977, 1990, 1993) and Inter (1991, 1994, 1998).
Perez praised Zidane, he was also coach No. 1 in the world
Real Madrid‘s president Florentino Perez congratulated the white ballet coach Zinedine Zidane after winning a record 33rd Spanish title. According to Perez, Zidane has already become the number one coach in the world after being announced as the best player on the planet during his active career.
“Zidane is one of the symbols of Real, thank you for everything he has done for us as a player and now also as a coach.We have won the most complex and competitive championship in the world with a lot of work and diligence.This players have already become part of the story The atmosphere is unbelievable, “Peres said.
Real is a finalist in the Champions League and on June 3 will play against Juventus and in the event of winning will be the first team to defend the title in the most prestigious European club tournament.
“I hope we will meet again on June 4 and celebrate the win of the Champions League.” We took the title in the toughest championship, thanks to the efforts and the work done, and there is an incredible spirit in this team, “Perez said.
Roma team beat 5: 3 as guest Chievo in the first game of the penultimate 37th round of the Italian Serie A. Thus, the “wolves” gathered 84 points and came close to a point by leader Juventus, who tomorrow accepts Croton with the idea of securing sixth consecutive Scudetto. The third-placed Napoli is 80 points and receives Fiorentina tonight. Kievo does not fight for anything and is 13th with 43 points.
Two goals for Roma scored Mohammed Salah (42, 77) and Stefan El Shaarayi (28, 58) tonight, while the opposing door also hit the top scorer in the A-Series One-Cheek (83). For Kievo, Lucas Castro (15) and Roberto Inglese (37, 86) were right.
In the 8th minute Keevo’s watchman Stefano Sorentiano with a brilliant response reflected a dangerous blow outside Mohamed Salah’s penalty box.
In the 15th minute, Roma’s defenses work at a center, and Lucas Castro, with a blow from the air, stretched the net behind Wojciech Szksny.
Shortly after the goal, there was a new danger to the Roma door, as Walter Bursa’s shot went very close to the goal.
The “wolves” lacked any idea of ??an attack, but in the 28th minute, a defect in the defense of Chievo allowed El Shaarayui to escape the ambush and to stand alone against the Sorentino Watch. “Little Pharaoh” flipped the goalkeeper and on an empty door did not make a mistake – 1: 1.
In the 37th minute, a new gross defect in the Jalorossi defense allowed Kievo to come out for the second time in the game. After Bersa’s center left, Roma defenders just watched Roberto Ingleze bust the ball with his head in the doorway of Shsiceni.
The guests could instantly reach 2: 2, but Salah made a serious pass and the result remained unchanged.
Still, Salah just scored in the 42nd minute. He did it with a nice rebound, but not without the help of poorly responding Sorentiano.
At the start of the second half, Alessandro Gamberini of Kievo was traumatized and replaced by Nicholas Frey.
In the 58th minute, Kevin Strowman’s pass to El Shaaraywi surprised the defense of the Veronesians, and “Little Pharaoh” made his second goal in the match, leading for the first time since the start of the match, ahead of the match.
Shortly thereafter, a player from Chievo made a pass in front of Roma’s door, failing to control the ball in the penalty area.
In the 77th minute, Salah scored a retreat for Roma. He received a great pass from One Jack and with a precise shot sent the ball into the net behind Sorentiano.
But that was not all, because Jacko with a powerful kick out of the penalty area in the 83rd minute made the score 2: 5, realizing his 28th season’s A Series and a No. 38 goal in all the tournaments.
Another inconsistency in the defense of Roma led to the third goal of Kievo. His author became Roberto Ingleze in the 86th minute.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hoped one day to leave Anfield to be inherited from the legend of Merseyside Steven Gerrard. Currently, the former Liverpool midfielder is the coach of the team’s 18 year olds. Stevie Gie bears the Liverpool team between 1998 and 2015, recording over 500 games and winning nine trophies, including the Champions League.
“I told him I would be glad he would be at Liverpool’s head one day when he left or fired me.” Steven is a remarkable boy, and I will do my best to help him get into the coaching profession quickly. He needs such legends as he does, “says Klopp through Mirror.
Real Madrid will pay 1 million euros to Malaga if he becomes a champion. The reason is not any backstage arrangements, but a point in the contract of midfielder Isco, which was transferred from Malaga to Madrid in 2013.
Real has committed to paying a Malaga 1 million bonus for each winning title with the player’s participation until 2018.
Curiously, Real plays Malaga in the final round of May 21, currently leading 3 points in front of the Barcelona champion. Expectations are “white” to triumph with the title. Malaga has already announced that he will enjoy the “Catalan scum” not to smell the trophy.
Mourinho wants efficiency with minimal effort in remaining Premier League matches
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said before the upcoming matches with Southampton and Crystal Palace that he wants his team to show a desire and achieve maximum results but at the same time to make little effort to retain the strength of the Europa League final against Ajax. The Red Devils have no chance to qualify for the top four in the Championship and will chase a Champions League spot by winning the Europa League. For this reason, most of the players will not play in at least one of the two Championship matches.
The meeting with Southampton certainly misses Paul Pogba, who is still in France because of his father’s death, as well as Daley Blind, who will get a break. Marwan Felaini, Phil Jones, Chris Smoling, Juan Mata and Antoni Marciale will be in line for the “saints” match. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who will keep in the Europa League final, is likely to play in one of the next two matches, and it is ugly and Joel Pereira also stands under the door frame.
“I have to build my teams for the next two games so I’m sure this will cost a minimum of effort on the team, but it will remain competitive.” Arsenal and Tottenham made losses, but we fought, we always want to fight for I do not want to run a team that people think he’s gone out to lose, “Mourinho said. “What I want to see is a positive attitude, a good team spirit, and an understanding that I have to sacrifice some players for the good of everyone else.” “There will be rotations in the team.” Blind will not play against Southampton, but Faeley will because he misses the I want all the main players to rest, but we just do not have one. “I can not throw 4-5 children at the same time in the match,” added Mourinho.
“I do not think Pugba is able to play and he is totally free to decide when he will return to the field.” Marcial did not play against Celta but he is in good shape and it is very important for him to play for 90 minutes. I have given a break to Blind, Mhhitarian and Ander Herera for one day, and none of the 90 minutes played against Tottenham, who I want to play against Southampton, has been resting because they need two days I want to make the players as good as they can in the next one. dmitsa have to give a day off and Valencia, and two or three players. Our aim is to finish in Stockholm to be in the best shape, “concluded Mourinho.
With two goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, one of Tony Kroos and one referee of Nacho Fernandez Real Madrid overcame Sevilla with 4: 1 and is already a step away from the title because before the last round in La Liga continues to have an equal number of points Barcelona, ??but with less match. In the coming week, Zinedine Zidane will first come to Celta on Wednesday in a postponed match, and then on Sunday hopes to triumph with the gold at the Malaga stadium. With a tie in the points, the title will be for the Catalans because of the better performance in direct clashes.
In the last match of “white” of Santiago Bernabeu for the season Cristiano shone with two hits – in the 23rd and 78th minutes, the first of which is his No. 400 for the team in all the tournaments.
Another, however, was more interesting – the first goal for hosts, Nacho Fernandez in the 10th minute, which gave rise to many discussions. Then referee Alberto Uniano Mayenko ordered a penalty just outside the penalty area. Seconds later, Real’s defender kicked the ball into the net and the wall was not even built. The judge, however, took note of the attack, even though the Seville players claimed that there was no signal.
A similar goal against Atletico Madrid scored Lionel Messi five years ago. Now, however, he claims that the Madrid arbitrator was covering the ball with his body, so the goalkeeper of Seville did not have the opportunity to see it.
In the 23rd minute Ronaldo doubled and calmed the hosts. In general, however, in the first part they made a number of defects in defense and only the excellent Keylour Navas saved them. The goalkeeper reflected at least three 100 percent positions, and twice the beams helped him after Stevan Yovetic hit.
In other words, Nacho Fernandez’s goal goes into the fact that thanks to him Real has become the team of the top five European champions with goals in the most consecutive matches in all the tournaments – 62. So far, the record was held by Bayern Munich.
In the fourth minute of the second half, Yovetic still managed to score and reduce the home side’s lead.
After that, the hosts played more seriously and kept the ball long in their attempt to score a third goal and limit the opportunities to the opponent. Gradually, Casemiro and Luka Modric came out of the reserve and Hamers Rodriguez left, which was perhaps the last game for Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu.
In the 78th minute Cristiano decided everything with a third goal, which was of the highest class. After another six Tony Kroos made 4: 1 and the match ended with this result.
Good news for Sevilla is that the team finishes fourth and will still play in the Champions League.
Manchester United will finish the race in Vigo
Manchester United accepts Celta Vigo in the rematch of the 1/2 European League Finals tonight at 22.05 GMT at Old Trafford. The first match in Vigo was won by the Red Devils with 1: 0 and United largely took the big step towards their main goal – the final and winning of the Europa League trophy, which will provide them with a place in the Champions League in the new season.
In the other game tonight, Ajax stays on Lyon after losing a 4: 1 win at the Amsterdam Arena and the revenge promises to be equally spectacular and full of goals.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demonstrated in words and deeds that his trophy is very important, although at the beginning of the season it was not. However, the team’s inability to climb a top 4 position has rearranged the priorities and now United will throw all the strength on this front. Equality tonight ranked the English team ahead but will insist on winning.
In fact, they have nothing to worry about in the first match, when the English were overtaking Celta in Vigo and 1-0 was the least that they could leave. During the weekend, some of the players were given a break for the duel of the domestic championship to be fresh for the important match. The Red Devils are in a series of 17 consecutive homeless matches in Europe, winning 14 of them.
Zidane: The match tomorrow is the final for us
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Tuesday’s second-round match of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid would be worth the final. The Frenchman praised the professionalism of his players, but pointed out that in every match they must be level.
“After 8 or 9 months of work every day with these boys, I can say they are incredible professionals, but at the same time in football, you have to prove yourself every three days.” At the end of the season everything is a huge bet And we like it, the finals come, every match is a final and tomorrow we will have one in which we have to do our best to be on the level It is true that we have a good advance but that can not make us calm ” , Said Zidane.
Mourinho: Arsenal was no better than us
Jose Mourinho received a relatively calm loss of Arsenal with 0: 2, obviously hinted that the team is focused on Europe League.
“I was disappointed with the result, but not with the performance, and I liked some individual performances as well as the team, we lost because we did not score a goal and we had great opportunities to score before their goal.” They were lucky in the first shot. The Portuguese.
“I can not want more than players who have not played a minute in the last few weeks, Phil Jones, Chris Smoling and Juan Mata were great, the team was organized, we tried to win, we played for victory, we defended well and I think Arsenal did not He was better than us.
We are concentrating on the Europe League. We tried to play today. You may say that I have made changes, but not that we have not tried to win the game. Now everything is focused on Thursday, when it’s our season’s match. I was afraid that some players could not stand 90 minutes and that’s why I made changes. At the moment we have a very small team and we need everyone. We had to give some football a break, “Mourinho added.
Messi won! FIFA canceled Argentine punishment
The World Football Club has upheld the appeal of the Argentine federation and canceled the penalty of Lionel Messi. The Appeals Committee revisited the decision of the Disciplinary Commission, imposed on 28 March 2017. Then Messi was sanctioned for four matches and fined 10,000 Swiss francs for insults to the assistant judge after world qualification with Chile.
According to the Appellate Body, there is insufficient evidence to establish Messi’s fault. Barcelona’s big star will be able to play for Argentina at the next qualifying match. The strange thing is that because of the already canceled penalty Leo had to miss the visit of Bolivia, which the “Gauchos” lost with 0:2.
Which of the football stars playing in the US receive the most money
For the third consecutive year, Brazilian Kaka is the highest-paid footballer in the highest echelon of American football, according to data from the Major League Soccer Players Association (MLS).
A total of four teams failed to rank any one of the top 50 wages. These are the teams of DiS United, Houston Dinamo, Minnesota United and Montreal Impact. Five of the eight highest-paid players at the highest level of US professional football are two clubs – FC Toronto and New York City FC.
Who are the smartest players in the world? They do not fit into the usual notions of the players
A total of 12 players of the top 50 are current or former US national. There are also eight Argentinians in the ranking. About 36% of over 600 MLS players earn less than $ 100,000 a year.
Here are the top 10 players in the US, according to the MLS Players’ Union:
1. Kaka (Brazil) – Orlando City FC: $ 7.168 million
2. Sebastian Josivko (Italy) – FC Toronto: $ 7.116 million
3. Michael Bradley (USA) – Toronto FC: $ 6.5 million
4. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) – New York City FC: $ 5,915 million
5. David Vijay (Spain) – New York City FC: $ 5.61 million
6. Giovanni dos Santos (Mexico) – Los Angeles Galaxy: $ 5.5 million
7. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) – Chicago Fire: $ 5.4 million
8. Jozie Altidor (US) – Toronto FC: $ 4.875 million
9. Clint Dempsey (USA) – Seattle Sounders: $ 3.892 Million
10. Diego Valeri (Argentina) – Portland Timbers: $ 2.607 Million
Football is for fans, and Levante has proven it with this gesture
Levante returned to Spain’s elite after winning 1-0 over Oviedo over the weekend, and he only managed a season in the Segunda Division after dropping out of Primer in 2016. One of the latest club leadership decisions shows that football is for the fans or, in particular, for those who have been loyal to their favorite team after leaving La Liga.
The Valencian Club has announced that all season ticket holders for the 2016/2017 season, which were present in 85% of households (18 out of 21 matches), will receive a free renewal of their subscription. This means that supporters who were alongside their favorites and in the second division will be able to see free collisions with the Real Madrid and Barcelona collisions with Valencia’s big city rival, as well as with all other La Liga teams.
A quick reference shows that Levante’s most expensive seasonal tickets this year were 400 euros (for non-club members) and 350 euros (for club members).
In their battle to return to Primera, the Valencians relied mainly on Spanish players, with Juan Ramon Lopez Munias having the names of only two foreigners – Jefferson Lerma (Colombia) and Esteban Savelic, who was born in Argentina but played at national team level For Montenegro.
Levante has a total of 11 seasons in La Liga, with the best team ranking sixth in 2011/2012.
Klopp: We’ll be heading for the Champions League
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expecting a real battle from his team’s match against Watford on Monday night. Merseyside travel to Victory Road for their 35th round of the Premier League.
The Reds will try to remove the bad taste of the 1:2 home team from Crystal Palace, which they registered last weekend. In the previous match against Watford they beat 6:1, which is the worst loss for the hurricanes so far in the campaign.
According to Claude, the rival has significantly improved his game ever since, and for that reason the German is waiting for trouble for his team. “I could not change the results we have achieved so far,” said Klopp. “This is the situation. If we win, which will be difficult, we will probably be third again. That’s what we need to focus on. ”
“A lot has changed in Watford since November. They have evolved. Playing good football. But we do not come to admire their skills. We are here to get along with them. We have to fight for the things that are in our capabilities, and this means a place in the Champions League. Match is very important. No one thinks it’s about control, “concluded Klopp.
Interview with Klopp: I do not want to be sympathetic to everyone
Jurgen Klopp rarely gives individual interviews. Even less outside England. You are going to read one of the exceptions and have the privilege of getting to know a unique image, a charismatic leader who, under this wide smile, has a strong character and high knowledge and firm beliefs about football and team management. The Liverpool manager welcomes us to the Anfield rostrum – a symbol of an institution that he is trying to climb back to his current history and make the future miracle – to win the championship title, escaping the 1990 club Year.
– How would you set your Liverpool season so far?
– We are in the forehead, we are fighting for the Champions League area, but let me tell you one thing: If we had five more points on top, everything would be looked at differently. I know where we were scoring points earned, but it’s gone and we can not change it. There are few matches left and we will fight for the maximum possible. We have nothing else left – it’s Liverpool!
– Let’s talk about you. You always look happy, happy, smiling. How do you deal with football’s stress?
– The truth is I do not feel the stress. I carry it with myself, but I do not need it, nor do I feel it. I go on a single basis: I love football, but at the same time I know there are many more important things in the life of this game. I feel very, but very bad when we lose, 100% guilty, but I do not feel that way when we win – that’s the problem. I do not feel any responsibility. But I love my work. I’m totally committed to it, my work day is long, but if someone had told me 20 or 30 years ago that I would live my whole life, I would not believe it. That’s why I’m happy with what I do, but I’m not happy every day. I’m just trying to be happy in as much of my time as possible.
– You earn (almost) all your players. How does this work?
“There is no secret. I love to communicate with them. I have two sons bigger than my players, and I like to get along well with them. The players understand my position. I do not want to be sympathetic every minute of the day, I try to explain things to them when it’s needed. I like to be their friend, but not their best friend. And your friends say things open at the right time. I also have to take certain decisions as a coach. I also like to create a good atmosphere in the dressing room. Look, life is very short and one has to be happy.
– How do you know if a player is good or bad for your team?
“When I take a footballer, I tell him that at least 50% of his success is my responsibility, not his. Besides, I always say that I’m never sure if he will be ace until he finds out whether he is good or bad. Because he may be a genius, but he can only help me with thirties in the season, and in the rest of the time it can cause me problems … And I give the example with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. For example, Cristiano captivates everyone when he’s on the pitch, but I’m sure he’s working harder than anyone else. The game has its own rules and we all have to be aware of it. Rules that you can then transfer to your personal life.
“You are definitely a man, even a rival audience seems to adore you. Do you feel that way?
– No, I do not feel it, and I never thought of it. Ask yourself in Germany and see yourself! (BI – laughs.) Many audiences do not think in your way. And who can like everyone ?! It is impossible. I’m not looking for friends in football, I already have enough. However, when I enter a room, I try to leave a better environment than I have encountered when I come in, I confirm. But I do not want to be nice every minute. It affects my opinion of my family. The rest is irrelevant.
Liverpool is a very special club, and you are quite emotional. Do you ever feel a thrill in listening to “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” or is it like “the next day in the office”?
“It’s not the last one at all. Maybe I am the coach with the greatest luck in the world because I worked in the only two German clubs where the song is played: Mainz 05 and Borussia (Dortmund). Then fate brought me to Liverpool, where this tradition was born. I’m a soccer romance. This song will never stop excite me. I feel it very much within myself. I think it creates an amusement environment for all of us and, hey, the rest of the life is too serious not to be happy on the pitch. Although football is not the most important thing in life, but we all want to win when we come to this stadium. And if we win, we enjoy together; If we lose, we suffer together. In life we ??face our problems, and here you know that you will share them with tens of thousands … and another 30 million fans around the world. This creates a strong sense of great community that does not solve all the problems of the world, but it helps you solve them.
– What can be compared to La Liga with Premier League?
– I have never played or trained in Spain, so I think from a distance. There are the two best teams in the world and probably, from the point of view of the coaches, it is the best championship on the planet. You see teams like Alaves and you say, “Hey, they play very well!”. And it’s not a team from the top of the rankings. Then comes the lineup of Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, etc., which also makes La Liga attractive. These teams are becoming more and more permanent. Of course, this football fascinates me.
– Which other league are you attracted to?
“Look, everything is affected by the climate, I think. Each country has its own football and the climate has a lot to do with it. If I do in Liverpool three times a week only tactical training, I would be constantly ill! Climate influences football culture everywhere. I was delighted by the golden generation of Spain that has dominated football in the last decade, but I have seen, for example, France – Spain, where La Roca can win, but appreciate other things when you see the young French generation. In other words, football is changing rapidly. Germany is performing very well, England has a better team than people think. It will be very interesting who will dominate international football in the coming years.
“So you have a good time watching Spain?”
– Very good. So who is a fan of football has not enjoyed this team !? Not to mention that some of his players are still in good soccer age. Sergio Buscakes is only 28 years old, is not it? What a player! And as if he’s been playing this position for 16 years … Wonderful players are those of that great team.
– Who else do you like right now?
– Tony Kroos is an outstanding footballer, genius. It’s so delicate with the ball … It’s very important for Real Madrid. He knows at any moment what to do with the ball.
– You have not led many Spanish footballers (b.i. – now has only Alberto Moreno), but which one of you has convinced you in your possibilities in the present?
During my stay in Germany, I admired, for example, Tiago Alcantara. This season stands out. And what about David Silva? (There is another eloquent smile.) There are others … Pedro plays well … But it’s no coincidence that I did not train a lot of Spaniards: in Dortmund we did not have the money to buy them. We had Gonzalo Castro, but he is only half Spaniard. Otherwise, of course, a fantastic player.
– How do you assess the influence of Spanish coaches in Premier League over the years: Raphael Benitez, Roberto Martinez, now Josep Guardiola?
– Very positive – both in the past and now. Pep is a revolutionary in this game, from those coaches who change the style of a team. I respect him very much. He created something magical in Barcelona of that fantastic generation.
– Liverpool has three or four teams above each other before the start of each season. Can he dream of winning the Premier League title in a year?
– Yes, of course he can! It is always possible. And is it probable? I do not know, but it’s possible, and that’s enough for me. There are several teams here who are fighting for the title each season, and maybe at the moment some are more likely than us, but I do not care. This is the key to this job – to find the right solutions for your pressing problems, and I am fascinated by the idea that I can fight for it. The goal is to win a trophy … or trophies. But the very struggle to solve the problems on the way to these trophies is exciting.
“Then do you think Premier League is harder than La Liga?”
“I’m just telling you that even for the Spanish Grands it would be very difficult for me to win Premier League. Such is the English reality. Of course, Madrid and Barca would be at the forefront of the title contenders here, but I claim they would be very difficult and would not be sure champions. The intensity is very high and a lot of things happen within each game. There is not a single game in which to keep calm with 4: 0 and have the opportunity to relax some of their owners. There is no such thing as Premier League!
– And in La Liga there is …
“That’s the big difference. The same is not possible in the Bundesliga, unless you are Bayern (Munich). In England you can not afford and for a moment to relax. You can see this and this season. Chelsea makes a great season, but many matches won 1-0 and had to keep the score to the very end. I already have experience in two different championships and I can say that English is really hard. Ask Pepe, I’m sure he will tell you the same (bI – laughs).
“I see you’re not a typical football coach …”
“I never thought about it. I do not know. Throughout my life, I wanted to be a coach, beyond my qualities as a player, and I combined the two things. On a nice day I played in Mainz and a few days later I was a professional coach right there. But actually I started to practice my first team at 20 years and I said, “Mmm, I like it.” And when I retired, I loved this game too much to abandon it. I had bad and good coaches, and I learned something from all of them.
– Do you have an opinion on people?
– This is one of the advantages of my character: I do not care about the public at all. It’s not from a lack of respect, but because its opinion has no effect on my decisions. You have to be very strong to be autonomous and to solve yourself, surviving in this environment. I do not care what people say, you have to go your own way.
What is your overall goal as a coach?
“They are many, but the biggest and most difficult thing to do is to take the losses, the big damage, and I have a lot of them. If I learned something from the start-up phase of my career after several successive failures with my first Mainz team, it’s always a new day, a new opportunity for revenge, and work has to be worked hard to reverse the situation. You have to struggle with player injuries and thousands of other problems. Coaches are in place to offer solutions, and if we have five difficult situations, we need to resolve them. That’s why our work is hard, but I still love it. Every day I thank you for being able to dedicate her.
Before Manchester City – Man UTD
The fierce struggle for the Top 4 Premier League places continues, and today’s Manchester derby may be key to the final standings. Both teams face each other at Etihad Stadium from 22:00 in the next duel between Josep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho. The “Citizens” has one point more, but the “Red Devils” are the team in better shape. They are also a step away from the Europa League final, while Man City has dropped out of all the tournaments and has only been able to pursue the league as far as possible.
In the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, Sergio Aguero suffered a slight injury but would lead the attack of the “citizens” in the derby. David Silva is also traumatized at the Wembley game, but his problem is more serious and is unlikely to play tonight. John Stones is in question, but Vincent Compani is healthy and will act in the center of defense, along with Nicholas Otamendi. Jesus Navas will be right back, and behind Aguero will play Rahim Stirling, Kevin de Bourget and Leroy Sane.
For Manchester United outright by the end of the season is Markos Rook. Chris Smiling and Phil Jones are not completely restored, which limits Mourinho’s choice. He is expected tonight to be in the heart of the defense of Eric Baiy and Daley Blind. Paul Pogba will miss the game after being injured in the Burnley victory over the weekend. Ander Erera will start from the first minute. Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford will also be among the winners.
Arsenal’s critically acclaimed team will argue in the England FA Cup final after eliminating Manchester City in the Wembley semifinals. Londoners had a 2-1 lead after extra time, with Alexis Sanchez realizing the “golden” shot after 100 minutes of play. Previously, Sergio Aguero was right for “citizens” in the 62nd minute, while Nacho Montreal equalized in the 71st. In the match for the trophy, the “balls” will face Chelsea on May 27th, again at Wembley.
Arsene Wenger will be able to win his seventh such trophy at Arsenal, and for the club this is the 20th final – a record. The team is in a series of seven consecutive successes at this stadium. At the same time, Josep Guardiola is left without a bowl in his debut campaign headed by City.
Today, luck was on the side of Arsenal, because “citizens” hit two beams and once and their goal was not taken into account in a controversial situation. All this was still in regular time. In the added half hour, however, red soccer players showed stronger nerves.
Wenger again bet on three central defenders, with what he had made of a Middlesbrough victory a few days ago. Pep Guardiola once again placed Jesus Napas on the right back.
To the joy of all, both teams jumped tightly in the match without looking for a closure. Kevin de Bourget had the first goal but his shot at land in the 3 th mine near the beam.
The Londoners created a strain on the opponent’s penal field in the 12th minute when Alexis and Nacho Montreal caused a melee. Two more minutes later, Oxy broke the other side, and Girus saw, but the ball was not a problem for Claudio Bravo. Seconds later, in a similar situation, Chech killed in the corner.
In the middle of the first part Silva left because of an injury and was replaced by Rahim Stirling. At this stage of the fight, the “citizens” had mastered the game and the events were transferred mainly to Arsenal’s half. Stirling’s entry just gave the edge and almost all the attacks on Chech’s door were on the right wing.
For a moment, Kunn startled the fans of the “light-blue” when he grabbed his buttock, but the doctors managed to get him back on the field.
In the 29th minute, the Argentine fell into the penalty area of ??the artillery, claiming an Oxley-Chamberlain foul, but no signal came.
In the 40th minute came a controversial situation where Sane centered on the left and the ball was in the Arsenal network, but the side referee signaled that the ball had left the course on the course of the German passport. However, this was not surely confirmed by the video conversations.
Shortly before the end of the half-time, Alexis demanded a penalty for keeping Navas, but the referee did not decide to point the white point.
Arsenal equalized the game at the start of the second half and even made dangerous attacks, in one case Granit Jacka did not shoot well after a crazy run of a free-kick.
The “Citizens” used an excellent opportunity in the 62nd minute and led to the result. Then Toure Yaya drew Kun alone against the goalie, as most of Arsenal’s players were in half the opponent. Aguero easily knocked Nacho Montreal and hit the goal – 1: 0.
Two minutes later, Iosil could equalize, but this time the ball did not hit the door.
However, this happened in the 71st minute when Montreal retreated for his frustration at Kun’s goal and scored a 1-1 draw.
In the remaining minutes the game became even more interesting and the winning goal for either team was “hung”. Within three minutes, Toure Yaya and Fernandinho hit the beams, and on the other end of the field, it was little to Danny Welbeck to defeat Claudio Bravo.
Arsenal looked the fresher team in extra time and deservedly led after Alexis found the net in the 100th minute. Seconds ago, Pep had drawn Aguero at the expense of midfielder Fabian Delf. The young Holding and Welbeck were also near the hit for the “balls” in the first sequel.
Then Manchester City became the first team to take advantage of the new rule, according to which it can make another shift – fourth, this only for the quarterfinals onwards.
The Delf reserve could equalize in the 111th minute, but his shot was blocked. Soon after, De Broene was not lucky. By the end Arsenal did not bend and play in the final.
Juventus qualified for the semi-finals in the Champions League after eliminating another of the trophy favorites – Barcelona. Camp Nou’s rematch ended without goals and a 3: 0 win over Massimiliano Alegri’s team secured a place in the big four and is still waiting for the draw on Friday, which will also include Monaco, Atletico Madrid and current European club champion Real Madrid. Barca made a lot of effort to make up for his enormous lag behind the first game, but he had a rival against him who knew how to counter the Catalan’s heavy weapons. Luis Enrique’s team missed a few clean positions, but in no time did it create the feeling that it was possible to repeat the historic turn of the eighth finals against Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus has a chance to end the season with a historic treble after being on the run for another Serie A title, and has also qualified for the Italian Cup final. Leo Messi again failed to score a goal for Gianluigi Buffon, and Barca remained in a match of Bayern Munich (Munich) for 16 consecutive home wins in the Champions League.
Even today, the Catalans relied on the magical trio in an attack made up of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. The defense was four, with Javier Mascherano on the bench and Jordi Alba amongst the champions. The Spanish national was in the usual position on the left side and the other three were Gerard Pique, Samuel Umutiti and Sergi Roberto. In the middle of the pitch were Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Buscakes.
There were no surprises in Juventus. Massimiliano Alligi bet on the 4-2-3-1 chart, with Gonzalo Igguin in formerly leading positions. Juan Quadrado, Mario Manjukic and the first-time hero, Paulo Diballa, who recovered from his injury, also harassed the Catalonians. The two midfielders were Sami Kedira and Miralem Pianic, and the defenders in front of Gigi Buffon formed Daniel Alves, Giorgio Cielini, Leonardo Boncuci and Alex Sandro.
The Italians started with self-confidence and in the early minutes they managed to stay in the opposing half. Several harder entries have shown that referee Bjorn Kafers will not be easy at all, but he has done well. Neamar’s breakthrough enthusiastic audience, but after technically passing by Danny Alves, the Brazilian striker could not find a teammate in the penalty area.
After the 10th minute, Barca embraced the guests and, with long play, was searching for passes for extracts to the attackers. Neimar again worked smartly and transferred the ball to Luis Suarez, but he did not get well. In the offensive, Iguain fired a powerful shot over the beam.
Each counter of the guests caused a turmoil in Barcelona’s defense, but that was not surprising given the fact that the Catalans had concentrated almost all forces in the offensive. In the 17th minute, Jordi Alba jumped behind Juve’s defense but could not catch the ball and center it. Two minutes later Messi found a shooting position, but the ball went out and the hosts wiped the first real opportunity to find the result.
The Bianconers demonstrated calmness and tactical discipline in every situation. Barca players easily reached the penalty area, but then they did not find the right sequel.
In the 31st minute, Messi’s heavy blow hampered Buffon, but the first ball to Suarez was reached, but the Uruguayan shot at a small angle from a small angle. In the 38th, the Iguaine was forgotten near the door, but Ter Stegen saved the Argentine shot. At the end of the half-time Suarez tried an attractive scissors but was well blocked. In the seconds before the break, a yellow card for Neimar was fired, which roughly fanned Pianic in the center of the pitch.
Neimar was the most upset from Barca and at the beginning of the second half when he made a brilliant raid among several defenders but could not center. In the 50th minute, Sergi Roberto slipped and became the reason for a lightning-fast counter to Juve, who ended with a Quadrado strike across the door. Barcelona responded with another Neammar soldier’s action and an inaccurate jerk. At the same time Suarez raised his hands in disbelief, disappointed that he did not get a pass.
In the 52nd minute a beautiful combination released Messi, but he shot over the door. The guests also created a dangerous situation whereby Quadrado sought the nearby Ter ter, but without success. Barcelona quickly returned possession of the ball, but never managed to materialize its superiority. In the 56th minute, Messi shot very technically and again he did not reach to score. The flea got a chance of a direct free kick near the border of the penalty area, but the ball flew over the door.
Luis Enrique did not delay to release a fourth striker, and even before the 60th minute Paco Alcasser replaced Rakitic. Shortly after, Piyanic’s treacherous hit in Pique and Ter Stegen had to knock on the corner.
In the 66th corner of the corner corner, Buffon was wrong and the ball was instantly back to Messi, but he was in a perfect position in the off. Sergi Roberto was also near the goal, but his fist shot went aside from the goal. Before the other door, Dibala was elated by two defenders, but his shot was inaccurate. In those minutes, Gerard Pique was almost entirely in the half of Juve, but the players of the “Old Lady” had repeatedly missed the opportunity to knock out the counter-attacking opponent.
A quarter hour before the finish, Allegri scored Andrea Bardzali instead of Dibala and Juventus played with five in defense. Barca came to a series of corners, but the black-and-white bracelets had no problems with the centering. In the 76th minute, Suarez fell into the penalty area, but Keesers did not catch up and signaled the game to continue.
In the 80th minute, Buffon prevented a secure goal after a massacre hit the Mascherano reserve. Then Sami Kedera handed the Ter Stegen ball into a situation that could end with a shot for Juve. Ultimately, the Italian champion has achieved his goal and showed he has everything he needs to claim the Champions League trophy, and Barca is set to set for a new hardcore test – Real Madrid‘s visit to Santiago Bernabeu in the match, Who can decide the title in Spain.
Cristiano: I ask the Bernabeu fans not to bother me
Real Madrid scorer Cristiano Ronaldo hopes the fans of the team will stop cheering him. The Portuguese made a hat-trick and ranked Real in the semi-finals of the Champions League after defeating Bayern Munich with a 4-2 draw (after a sequel). “I ask the fans to stop to whine, I always do my best and I try to help Real, I am positive and I am glad that I scored three goals and I hope we will be able to win the Champions League once more,” he commented. Ronaldo in front of Antena 3.
“I’m working hard to be in the lead for the decisive end-of-season matches that I missed in the past 3-4 seasons because I played every minute and got injured just about the important matches I feel great now, the team plays very well and we go To our goals – we have qualified for the semi-finals in the Champions League and are leaders in the Spanish Championship, “added Ronaldo.
Neymar warned Juve: We are the Barca and we never give up
Barcelona’s striker Neymar is sure he and his teammates are able to eliminate Juventus on the 1/4-finals in the Champions League, despite the heavy loss of 0: 3 in the first match. The Catalans have already made a feat in the previous round of the tournament when they defeated Paris Saint Germain 6-1 and Neymar hopes to repeat.
“We have to believe that we can turn things to our advantage On the day after the match, my father said something that did not come out of my head, his words were: It does not matter which team you go out to because you are Barcelona and that never Change, “the Brazilian told Canal Esporte Interativo.
“We have to try everything to qualify for the semi-finals, I believe in the potential and the character of our team, we have nothing to lose, we will go out and do our best, of course it will not be easy because Juve is a big team, they are very organized, but against PSG we all derecognized and you saw what happened, again we have 1% chance of ranking, and the remaining 99% are faith and work If God has decided, the goals will come ” , Shows Neymar optimism.
Messi inspired the Barca for difficult success,
Spanish champion Barcelona will continue the fight for the title after defeating Real Sociedad 3-2 in the match of the 32nd round of the Primera, played against 81,704 spectators at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi was again the main inspiration for the Catalonians and scored two goals (17 and 37) and assists Paco Alcasser (44). The Basques showed very strong resistance, scored two goals through Samuel Umtiti (42 – own) and Chabi Adet (45) and finally held the Camp Nou public.
Luis Enrique returned to the traditional 4-3-3. Paco Alcasser replaced Penalty Neimar with Messi and Luis Suarez. Andre Gomes entered into the position of Captain Andres Iniesta. Eusebios ranked 4-3-3 with Willian Jose, Carlos Vela and Michel Oissabal in front.
Anonymous guests started very bravely and made a number of hits in the first quarter of an hour. In the third minute, Villian Jose fought at the penalty point, continued to Oyasabal, who shot 13 meters, but Gerard Picke jumped to the goal and stopped the ball. In the Fifth, Messi invented a great hitting jersey for Jordi Alba, who was looking for a match against Luis Suarez, but the Uruguayan rushed and did not get the ball.
In the 11th Leo brought Alcasser to the penalty area, but Heronimo Rui was quicker, and a few seconds later the guards made it through the raid of Sergio Roberto. In the 12th “Uridin Hears” they built a great attack on the left, David Srutitusha turned left to Vella, which centered sharply, and OssaSabal moved in the hands of Mark-Andre Stegen. It was a clear position of seven meters.
Sansebastians paid for their misses in the 17th minute. Messi received space in front of the penalty box and set a real 23-meter bomb right in the lower left corner – 1: 0. In the 20th Luis Suarez slipped out of the ambush, waited for Messi to pass and lowered to the first beam where the Argentine did not manage to change the direction of the ball. The attack ended with a blow from the Uruguayan air – blocked by a defender.
In the 27th, Sergi Roberto got on the right, got hold of his chest and gave a wonderful ass to Paco Alcasser, but he failed in his attempt to shoot the penalty. In the 32nd Villian Jose chose to shoot at 22 meters and made an easy ball for Ter Stegen. In the 37th Catalonian team doubled their lead, not without the help of luck. Alcasser cleverly missed Suarez who chose the power of the ball, the ball pulled off Rui’s foot, and the ball went to Messi, who stalked, pointing to the empty door, although there was very little reaction time, and the face was sporting happiness, After the “ten” did not find the ball well – 2: 0.
The 42nd hosts did not clear the ball for a long time. Central defender Inigo Martinez turned between Andre Gomes and Sergey Roberto and from a small angle rightly bet on the strength, Ter Stegen was overcome and the ball touched the body of Yumtiti and entered the net as an own goal – 2: 1. Two minutes later, Leo emerged with his reasonable assistant: he left Paco Alcasser in firing position and number 17 did not hesitate, firing low on the diagonal – 3: 1.
Instead of “los coules” retiring on a two-goal lead, they allowed a new second before the end of the half-time. Vicenza Jose centering on the left behind the defensive, and Chaibi, with a filigree targeting from the air, threw Trsten grid for 3: 2. During this first half the weaknesses of the hosts in the midfield and the defense were clearly seen, as the guests from “Anota” could score even more hits.
In the second part the Basques pressed very high and seriously hampered their rival in the ball. 51-year-old Sergi Roberto slumped to the right and centered just to Messi, but La Pulga could not turn the ball. “Blue-red” often hanged in the back and rarely attacked. In the 60th Eusebio boys made a good counter, taking advantage of the wrong construction of their opponent. Villian Jose received himself, but was subsequently blocked by Sergio Buscakes.
In the 65th Pique departed and lightly allowed Sergio Canalees to overtake the ball in the penalty area. The former madridist’s pass did not work. In those minutes, the Catalans definitely retreated to the ambitious guests. The statistics surprisingly showed more possession in Real Sociedad’s column. In the 72nd Inigo Martinez decided to test the terror of Ter Sergen and set a 35-meter throw. The German watchman took two steps back and knocked over the beam.
In the 80th Ivan Rakitic was allowed to penetrate deep into the box and preferred a shot that was easily saved by Ruy. The 91st ricochet helped the ball reach Yuri Berchice, who was given a chance to hit but did not hit the ball well and sent him away. Seconds later Luis Suarez came alone against the goalie, but fired at his static left leg and missed. In the end, “los blagranas” kept the three points, with Iniesta’s experience in the last quarter of the match.
Barca stays at three points behind Real Madrid’s leader, who has a lesser match. There is a very interesting week for “los coules”. On Wednesday evening, Camp Nou will be waiting for a new miracle in the Champions League. On April 23, Barcelona will try to return the intrigue to the championship when visiting Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid reaches Mbape, Monaco wants 100m euros
Real Madrid’s comprehensive study of French Football Club Killian Mbape is complete and the recommendations of all the “white” scouts are clear: it should be attracted, Marca writes. Santiago Bernabeu is already aware of the qualities of the 18-year-old striker and wants him on his team. From Monaco they are demanding a transfer amount, coming close to the world record set in the deal for Paul Pogba.
Monagas have set a cost of 100 million euros for their phenomenon. The player himself feels he is not ready for such a spectacular transfer and wants to stay on Louis II for the next season as well. “I’m in Monaco Now we are going to see Real Madrid afterwards Real Madrid is a great club but I have a lot to learn To go to Real Madrid you have to ripen before you reach the top of your games. That I’m ripe, “said the footballer.
The Royal Club wants to secure an advantage for the transfer of Mbape even if it is to take place in the summer of 2018.
Barcelona visited impregnable fortress
Barcelona visit “Juventus Stadium” in the first quarterfinal of the Champions League against Juventus.
Stadium “Bianconeri” is a real impregnable fortress. “Old Lady” no loss in their households already 47 games.
The last defeat of Juventus as the host is August 23, 2015 0: 1 by Udinese in Serie A.
However, the victories of the “Bianconeri” this series of 47 meetings 41.
From this series of 47 matches without defeat Juventus have eight matches unbeaten in the Champions League.
Barcelona will be very difficult and even impossible task to capture the stronghold of Juventus.
Steaua drew in title race
Romanian giants Steaua under the name FKSB, out sole lead in the local Ligue 1. The team from Bucharest won with 1: 0 in his visit to Universitatea (Craiova) and has an advance of two points in the playoffs group title before Vitorul (Costanza) who made 0: 0 against CFR Cluj. Winning goal for Steaua scored Reserve Harlem-Eddy Gnohere 73 minutes. For the hosts of Universitatea played Bulgarians Hristo Zlatinski and Radoslav Dimitrov and former defender Aleksandar Bart Ludogorets. Zlatinski and Bart received yellow cards.
The match Craiova was very nervous, but tension had both on the field and in the stands. The hosts missed their chances in the second half Steaua dominated and came to three points. The goal happened after Momcilovic placed the ball head toward Gnohere and he headed into the left corner. Standing near the bar Dimitrov tried to react, but the ball is going in.
The loss left Universitatea in fourth place with 29 points.
Neymar ‘out’ for Clasico?
Barcelona player Neymar may miss El Clasico against Real Madrid, Marca wrote. The Brazilian was sent off in the defeat by Malaga 0: 2 second yellow card and certainly will not play in the match against Real Sociedad on 32 th round. There is an option but to impose greater punishment of the attacker.
The reason is that while leaving the pitch in the 65th minute Neymar turned to the fourth official and applauded. Insiders say Umpire observer has entered this gesture in its report, which could cost more severe sanction for Neymar.
Against Malaga Neymar received the first red card since playing for the Catalan giants. This happened after 181 competitive games.
Double Balotelli put Nice second in Ligue 1
With two goals from Italian striker Mario Balotelli team of Nice away wins with 2: 1 Lille debut match of the 32nd round of Ligue 1 and climb to second place in the standings, by shifting the champion Paris Saint-Germain. Nice garnered 70 points and lags only 1 leader Monaco “monegaskite” and PSG are with two games less.
The match of “Pierre-Beluga” started well for the hosts, who discovered by Ibrahim Amadu in the 14th minute. Just three minutes later, enter the form Balotelli equalized at the end of the first half and scored his second goal. Total for the first 45 minutes SuperMario took four beats in the door of Lille. These were the first goals away from “Allianz Riviera”, which for the fourth time this season account with a double and certainly proved a good investment for Nice.
Sari: With small steps overtake Juventus
Napoli coach Maurizio Sari saw victory with 3: 2 over Juventus in the second leg of the 1/2 finals of the Coppa Italia sign that his team even with small steps shortens the gap with the “Old Lady”. According to Sari is a matter of little time Napoli to “pooled” with Juventus for the title, which is’re about the sixth consecutive year to decorate the window of the giants of Turin.
“We played a great match marked three goals on a team that rarely allows hits. There is no way I am unhappy. In both games that we played within these three days, we do not just oppose Juventus but them beating at times. I do not think we played worse than the team that hegemon in Italy, “said Sari, who commented on the presentation of the former striker for Napoli Gonzalo Higuain, who this evening scored both goals for Juventus and practically qualify his team for finals June 2 against Lazio in Rome.
“It was Higuain, who watched in 30 games last season. He scored from a distance showed hunger for goals. Definitely Gonzalo is a player who can make a difference,” said Sari, who expressed satisfaction with the progress and Lorenzo Insinie. He expressed hope Italian international to stay a long time in Naples to become the leader and symbol of Napoli.
Shakespeare was ordered to Ancelotti and Pep
Leicester manager Kreyg Shekspir hurriedly managed to find its place among the best coaches in Europe.
This happened after the victory of the “foxes” over Sunderland in a match of 31 th round of the Premier League with 2: 0.
The success was fifth in a row in the Premiership for the team, and in this way Shakespeare stood alongside Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola.
Ancelotti and Guardiola so far were the only two managers, managed to win his first five matches in the English elite. Now Shakespeare inherited Claudio Ranieri became third.
In 2009, Ancelotti managed to do it at the helm of Chelsea and Guardiola won the first five games after taking over Manchester City in 2016.
Sari: In Italy rarely can someone so to beat Juventus
Napoli coach Maurizio Sari said he was disappointed only result in household 1: 1 draw against Juventus match of the 30th round of the Italian championship.
Neapolitans conceded an early goal but then forced opponents to defend for most of the match and deservedly reached the leveling by Marek Hamsik, then Dries Mertens hit the post and door torintsi.
“A coach can not be disappointed if the team is presented as Napoli in this game. In Italy rarely sees someone outplaying Juventus in this way. We fought hard pressed, we had situations. The only thing I regret is that we could not win, “said Sari. “The support of our fans was exceptional. They created a great atmosphere. So even more sorry that we failed to rejoice in victory,” added the specialist. Hamshik also believes that Napoli deserved success.
“We should be pleased that we forced Juventus to defend this. It shows how good we are. In view of the overall performance, I think we deserved more than a point. We were concentrated and gave everything to beat Juventus. we took only a point, but again we can be happy with my game, “said Hamshik
Champion Germany Bayern (Munich) continues devastating move in the Bundesliga today crashed with 6: 0 visiting Augsburg in the Bavarian clash of the 26th round. Robert Lewandowski (17, 55 and 79), Thomas Muller (36, 80) and Thiago Alcantara (62) realized on the machine of Karlo Ancheloti. Bayern is a strong leader in Germany with 13 points ahead of second RB (Leipzig) and is now concentrating its attention on the upcoming clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery supporting central striker Robert Lewandowski. Jerome Boateng stood by Mats Hummels in central defense. The door was Sven Ulrayh, who replaced the injured Manuel Neuer.
With the start of the match the hosts expected seized half of his rival and rarely let him play with the ball. Myunhentsi patiently looking for weaknesses in the defense of the opponent. After 17 minutes came the time for the first goal. Wizard Thiago Alcantara invent superb through ball that went through two defensive lines and came to Lewandowski. Polish shooter collected from the point of penalty and with a superb strike knock the ball around the assembly – 1: 0.
In the 24th Tiago from shooting unsuccessfully from the arc. In the 26 th and 33 th Lewandowski collected in the box but was prevented from shooting. In the 34th Tomas Myuler hit the right post on the outside. Two minutes later Lewandowski cross from the right goalkeeper Marvin Hitts gently tapped the ball, but pointed it at the feet of Thomas Muller, who made no mistake closely – 2: 0. In the 40th Franck Ribery found Muller in the box, the second game with five attractive and a bit lacking in Lewandowski from shooting and decorations brilliant share.
And in the second half there was only one team on the pitch. In the 55th boys Carlo Ancelotti increased the lead to classical dimension. Ribery put Lewandowski, who got time to think where the ball turned and shot from 13 meters left no chance custody. Three minutes later, Mueller booted the ball into the hands of a defender, but the referee judged that this was not a penalty.
In the 62 th Mueller passed to Lewandowski, who technically directed by petichka to free Thiago and Spanish international tapped look at the net – 4: 0. Replays showed that Lewandowski was offside at the time of browsing to it. In the 64th raging Thiago shook the door shot, sent the ball over the assembly. Ancelotti decided to preserve the strength of its organizer No. 6 and let play the young Renato Sanchez.
In the 77th Dance was the only chance in front of Ulrayh. He shoots with a header and the ball very close to the post. In the 79th Lewandowski shape his hat-trick after a corner. Barely a minute later, Thomas Muller was displayed on the shooting position and sent the ball in the net after a shot in the corner of 6: 0.
How Argentina coined a new generation of super coaches
Classification of modest Alaves to the final of the Copa del Rey for the first time in the club’s history coincided with the presence of Mauricio Pellegrino on the bench “Mendisorotsa” and the eruption of a series of excellent Argentine coaches, especially in Spain.
“If there is something that distinguishes us – believes Pellegrino – is what constitutes for us football from a cultural point of view. It is very strongly implanted in our nature – from the yard of the home until the school. I remember eight years we played games of life and death during the ten-minute breaks us. We were coming back izpokapali in luck! Humiliation in front of others that feel in defeat, makes from the beginning to think the loss of one of the worst things in life. Whoever does not win, is Mr. Nobody. In Argentina, the loss is drama and victory only means that you are not lost – it is more important not to lose rather than to win. This is a cultural difference that is neither positive nor negative, just makes us competitive. The other is that we manage to adapt to all circumstances.
In our country we have good infrastructure. Most people by the people feel that football is one of the few ways to izrastem in life. This adaptability to environment sets us apart. Competition between us inside is so fierce that we reached just drop deference to adapt. In any country you go, you’ll find Argentines to work there. We are in the US, Mexico, Central America, the national teams of Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ekuador, Chile … Brazil is one of the few countries to which we have hardly reached, and this is true for Portugal. ”
Methodologies, styles and tastes vary, but Pellegrino in Alaves, Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, Eduardo Beritso in Ceuta and Jorge Sampaoli in Seville have one thing in common with each other. None of their teams did not go unnoticed – nor in the Champions League or the Primera nor in the tournament for the Copa del Rey. Santiago Solari – coach of the branch of Real Madrid, believes that there is a very fruitful combination of mixing obsession with football of his countrymen and academic training in Spain: “Getting in the school of the local federation of education is excellent.”
And solar and Pellegrino, and Beritso and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino were trained in the school of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Its director Hines Melendez speaks with pride to his students: “Since the head of KIFF Prezidentat Viyyar stood here have shaped the 10,000 coaches top notch.”
Manchester United has identified Tottenham player to replace Carrick
Manchester United manager Joze Mourinho will try to make a serious statement about his ambitions in the upcoming summer transfer market. This view is shared by all world media, various players are tipped to switch to “Old Trafford”. Another player linked with “Reds” is England international Erik Dayar Tottenham, reports “Daily Mail”.
23-year-old, who can play as a defensive midfielder and central defender is tipped is set by Zhoze Mourinyo to replace the experienced midfielder Maykal Karik. The contract of Carrick until the end of this season and is not yet clear whether it will be extended and the player himself said he has no concerns about its future, has decided to end his racing career if the club did not offer a new one-year contract.
“Daily Mail” reported that Dyer is the number one goal before Zhoze Mourinyo, and the amount of United are willing to pay 40 million euros for the rights to the player. So far this season Erik Dayar recorded 26 appearances for Spurs. 23-year-old was attracted to “White Hart Lane” from Sporting Lisbon as a right back but subsequently reclassified Mourisio Pochettino it internally midfielder.
“Red Devils” have a tradition of attracting players, “Spurs” after himself Carrick arrived at “Old Trafford” by the club from North London in 2006, but two years later the Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov took the road from the capital to Manchester after long negotiations with only the last hours of the transfer window.
Spain beat France only for video replays
Football is changing! Tonight Spain defeated 2: 0 France in a friendly match played at “Stade de France”. Experimentally for the first time in history arbitrator located outside the stadium, he had the right to give advice to the chief judge and this seriously affects the final result, because without the intervention of videopovtoreniyata meeting would have ended 1: 1. Chief referee was misconstrued goal of Antoine Griezmann in the 48th minute, but after consultation took the right decision and revoke it. In the 77th minute the referee appointed ambush and override goal of Gerard Deulofeu, but after contact with his assistant said outside the stadium downtown and validate the goal. In the 68th minute David Silva scored from the penalty spot.
Supertalantat Killian Mbape fell into the starting lineup of “roosters”, forming offensive trio with Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann. Alvaro Morata stood on the top of the Spanish attack, supported by Pedro Rodriguez and Andres Iniesta.
Already in the fifth minute fury Mbape was very close to scoring. Kurzava cross from the right and the player of Monaco technically knocked down in the corner – David de Gea was in place and cellars. In the seventh Isko he was blocked by Loran Kosielni in the box. In the 11th Kosielni shoots with a header after a foul kick, forcing Zherard Pike to clear a meter over the line. In the 14th Andres Iniesta showed technique in the box and swung the ball from 13 meters and the ball licked his shot, going wide.
La Rocha ruled the ball more often created tension in front of Hugo Lloris. In the 28th Iberians pressed his rival and took the ball dangerously close. The ball came to Iniesta in the box and 32-year-old techie turned it from an acute angle – Loris respond well and wineries. In the 43 th Grizman breaking the offside trap and sent a high ball, transferring and de Gea and Mbape.
Ruud Gullit offer to coach the Netherlands
The former player of Milan and the national team of the Netherlands Ruud Gullit offered his services to the local Federation of Danny Blind vacant post of coach of “tulips”. Gullit is ready to consider any proposal by the management of Dutch football, if it be done.
“I do not believe there is a coach in the Netherlands who would refuse such an offer. It’s a huge honor. I am ready to help the national team. But no one knows what plans the leadership of the federation. I expect to have many candidates,” said Gullit.
By coaching drama came after the poor performance of the Blind, culminating was losing 0: 2 by Bulgaria in Sofia on Saturday.
Roma signed tomorrow with the transfer Guru of Europe
The leadership of the Italian Roma will acquire one of the most desired transfer bosses in European football – with this director Moncho Sevilla. The two sides will formally initialed tomorrow in London, the agreement will be for three years.
Moncho do wonders as sports chief of the Andalusian club, paying for 15 years of “Ramon Sanchez Pishuan.” His name was linked with Real Madrid, but he chose the project of “wolves”.
The price of Mbape jumped monstrous 19,900% per year
A little over a year – in February 2016 and, Killian Mbape was just a young talent from Monaco, the price according to the specialized website Transfermarkt transfers was about 250,000 euros.
After dizzying outbreak that made 18-year-old striker monegaskite price began to grow rapidly to reach even bid of 110 million euros, which recently rejected as Monaco offer from Mourinho and Manchester United. So the price of the player for 13 months jumped a monstrous 19,900%, again according to Transfermarkt.
A Monaco refused the offer from United, simply because the expected price of the youngster to continue to rise after 2018 World Cup monegaskite request for Mbape not less than 150 million euros.
Recall that Mbape already made its official debut of “roosters” in the qualifier against Luxembourg.