FA Cup: M.U have to play again

FA Cup: M.U have to play again

In the third round of the FA Cup, the attack of the Manchester United club (M.U) failed to make a direct shot on the opponent’s goal.

This is the first time since January 1.2015, “Red Devils” again fell into a state of harmless attack in a match in the domestic league. 5 years ago, against Southampton in the Premier League, M.U also fell into the same situation.

With this draw, M.U will have to play against Wolverhampton at Old Trafford next time, and cause both teams to face a dense schedule.

In January, MU still had 2 semifinals for the English League Cup with Man City, while Wolverhampton added this match to make them even more tired after having played 36 matches because they also attended Europa qualifying matches.

Coach Solskjaer launched a strong squad for M.U in attack with young star Mason Greenwood with the support of Daniel James and Juan Mata. However, it was not until the second half from the 70th minute when Marcus Rashford added to strengthen the attack of the “Red Devils” to sharpen.

In which Rashford missed a chance to score when he entered the field, but unfortunately the shot hit captain Wolverhampton Conor Coady put the ball to the crossbar. Wolverhampton then responded with a shot from Raul Jimenez’s crossbar.

These are considered the two most worthwhile situations in the meeting between Wolverhampton and M.U, while the rest of the visitors, although playing a bit more, do not make goalkeeper John Ruddy (Wolverhampton) to show off.

Although the draw was quite disappointing, coach Solskjaer was pleased to play again because he thought that Wolverhampton was really a very difficult opponent when playing at home. Wolverhampton’s Nuno Espirito Santo was regretful because the home team missed many opportunities to score to end the match and had to play it again. While M.U had to play again, Man City easily entered the fourth round with a 4-1 victory over the lower team Port Vale; Leicester City also went ahead when they won Wigan Athletic 2-0. Similarly, Bournemouth won Luton Town 4-0.

The Bundesliga is the weirdest tournament in Europe

The Bundesliga is the weirdest tournament in Europe

Taking turns taking the top spot, the teams in Germany’s top league take fans from one joy to another.

The pain here is that only Bayern Munich’s bug, the team who always holds the throne in the Bundesliga, but for various reasons, their fans are heartbreaking to see their beloved team 6 points from the top of the table.

In fact, 6 points is not a big gap for Bayern Munich. But at the moment, many other Bundesliga teams are eager to win, coveted the title and they show it clearly by the results on the field.

A few weeks ago, Leverkusen still holds the top of the table. Then after that, all Monchengladbach and now RB Leipzig rose to the highest position. Those are things that both Bayern Munich and Dortmund fans did not expect. But for the rest of German football, people want to see this scenario the most.

Last weekend, Bayern Munich won a monumental 6-1 victory at home to Werder Bremen. What lingered after this victory was the brilliance of the star who borrowed Coutinho when he scored a hat-trick in that victory. The top is still far away, Bayern Munich (27 points) still has to fight in the absence of a main coach to lead the team.

Borussia Dortmund also won a delicious victory on Mainz 05’s field. The 4-0 ratio score reflects the true situation of the match, Dortmund temporarily ranked 3rd with 29 points.

The victory was so brittle, but the two big players of German football still struggled in the top 6 without holding the throne by RB Leipzig (33 points), Monchengladbach (31 points) and Schakle 04 (28 points) played too well and ready to defeat the famous teams to take turns holding the top seats.

Therefore, the Bundesliga is now more unpredictable and attractive than ever.

  • Results of round 15
  • Hoffenheim 2-4 Augsburg
  • Cologne 2-0 Leverkusen
  • Mainz 0-4 Dortmund
  • Bayern Munich 6-1 Werder Bremen
  • Hertha Berlin 1-0 Freiburg
  • Paderborn 1-1 Union Berlin
  • Dusseldorf 0-3 RB Leipzig
  • Wolfsburg 2-1 Monchengladbach
  • Schalke 1-0 Frankfurt

De Bruyne brilliantly helped Man City defeat Leicester City

De Bruyne brilliantly helped Man City defeat Leicester City

In the early morning of December 22, Man City had a comeback at home to Etihad to defeat tough opponent Leicester City 3-1, thereby not giving up the ambition to compete for the title with Liverpool in the Premier League.

At the same time that Man City was in a great battle with Leicester, in defending Qatar, the defending champion Liverpool competed in the FIFA Club World Cup final and won Flamengo (Brazil) 1-0 thanks to a goal scored in Firmino’s extra time for the first time. Crowned in this tournament.

Meanwhile, at the Etihad Stadium, Man City also played for the first time in the absence of the prestigious coach Mikel Arteta when he moved to lead Arsenal, and although still dominant from the beginning, he had to receive cold water when Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for Leicester in the 22nd minute after an exemplary counterattack of Leicester.

Also with the counter-attack, Leicester continued to make it difficult for Man City after the lead, and if luckier Vardy himself then has more opportunities to increase the gap and take advantage of it is not clear what they will be like.

However, in a difficult situation, midfielder De Bruyne had a fiery night, dragging the entire Man City team forward and not losing his spirit after the goal. Thanks to that, after Riyad Mahrez equalized 1-1 for Man City in the 30th minute, it was time for Man City not to give Leicester more opportunities to cause difficulties.

At the end of the first half, Man City regained their advantage with a goal to make it 2-1 from the penalty spot by Ilkay Gundogan after defender Ricardo Pereira (Leicester) fouled Sterling (Man City) in the penalty area.

In the second half, De Bruyne was still the leader of Man City’s play that overwhelmed Leicester, before an assist for Gabriel Jesus to score a 3-1 victory in the 69th minute. This is also an assist De Bruyne’s 10th goal in the English Premier League this season.

After the match, Pep Guardiola, the manager of De Bruyne, praised De Bruyne, said that the Belgian star is a brilliant midfielder, and has played the best match in many good games for so long.

Guardiola also did not hesitate to say: “De Bruyne himself brought victory to Man City. He fought really, kept the fire and always motivated his team-mates to put strength on the opponent. It is this spirit that has helped De Bruyne always be a good player, and inspires us not to give up in the championship race this season”.

After the victory over Leicester, Man City shortened the points gap, losing only 1 point to this opponent, while still 11 points behind Liverpool’s top team but playing more than 1 match.

Coach Guardiola is ready to cede Arteta assistant to Arsenal

Coach Guardiola is ready to cede Arteta assistant to Arsenal

On the morning of December 16, after the match of Man City thrashing Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium, coach Pep Guardiola spoke about the rumor of assistant Mikel Arteta being concerned by both the Gunners and Everton.

Currently, in the Premier League, both Arsenal and Everton clubs use interim coaches respectively Freddie Ljungberg and Duncan Ferguson, after dismissing two coach Unai Emery and Marco Silva.

Both Arsenal and Everton are also now struggling with poor performances, and are standing in the bottom half of the rankings.

Arsenal after the defeat of Man City is the fourth loss in the last 9 matches in the Premier League, the rest draw 4 and only won 1.

Therefore, the temporary coach Ljungberg is still hard to stay in the long term, amid the British press that in order to save the Gunners from the disaster season, the management of this team needs to quickly find a new coach that is more reputable and experience to replace.

One of these is Arteta, a former Arsenal player who knows the style and operation of the club so it is considered appropriate. However, Arteta is in Man City and is the right hand of Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola coach after the 3-0 win over Arsenal said: “If that happens (Arteta chooses to come to Arsenal), it will happen. He is very important to Man City and me. However, once Arteta made a decision (to leave), we would speak privately to resolve the issue. I am completely at ease, and definitely not in the way he steps into a new career”.

Prior to moving to Guardiola as an assistant in 2016, Arteta played for Everton from 2005 to 2011, then moved to Arsenal from 2011 to 2016. Therefore, in addition to Arsenal, Everton wants his ex-member to come back to help the club overcome difficulties. Even so, the final decision rests with Arteta.

Lampard lost control of Chelsea

Lampard lost control of Chelsea

In the interview after the latest shock to lose to Bournemouth 0-1 at Stamford Bridge, coach Frank Lampard vehemently criticized his players who played indecisive, unable to control the ball, not creating opportunities, to failed and disappointed the fans.

Mr. Lampard also said: “It is not the team I want to lead. At home, definitely must take every initiative, play and strive for the best results. However, we could not do it. And also does not create excitement for home fans. It is clearly very disappointing”.

The defeat to Bournemouth is the fourth defeat in just the last 5 matches in the Premier League of Chelsea, far from the previous fiery image with a series of 6 consecutive victories. So, there was booing in the stands of Stamford Bridge demanding the dismissal of Lampard.

Chelsea still holds the fourth position, but it is quite possible to lose in the near future when behind Sheffield United, Manchester United or Tottenham are gradually approaching.

According to Lampard, the disappointment of Chelsea fans’ reaction when seeing the home team suddenly play the recent decline is normal. Meanwhile, according to the British press, the Lampard coach used the team mainly used by the players from the beginning of the season, less rotation when the schedule became more and denser which is the reason why many players are overloaded. to the physical condition is not full, so the play in the recent matches are lack of transformation.

Therefore, in the time to come when Chelsea entered the consecutive round of competition in the Christmas and New Year, things are even more difficult. In the next round, they will meet Tottenham, then Southampton, Arsenal and Brighton & Hove on New Year’s day.

Coach Lampard said: “The priority now is that I will encourage the players to regain their morale, and must help them regain their playing state with stronger determination. They must concentrate, own the ball, change the status from defense to attack very quickly and pass the opponent to move forward. I do not accept the current superficiality. There will still be a lot of work to be done”.

Steven Gerrard retired – Goodbye exemplary leader

Steven Gerrard retired – Goodbye exemplary leader

After 19 years of hard conquest on football arenas. The retired British hero Steven Gerrard officially brought regret to his fans and left a big gap in the central midfielder position of the Los Angeles Galaxy club.

Steven George Gerrard is a former British professional footballer, playing as a central midfielder. On November 24, 2016, Steven George retired after finishing his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy for 19 years of professional playing.

Steven Gerrard was born in Whiston, Merseyside, England. Gerrard began to get used to the amateur games for the team in the town of Whiston Juniors. It was here that he showed himself to be a natural dribbler so he was a big eye for the Liverpool club. So at a very young age, he joined the Liverpool youth team at the age of 9. Shortly after November 5, 1997, Steven Gerrard signed his first professional football contract with Liverpool Club.

Before Steven Gerrard retired, he shared honestly. “I feel fortunate to have experienced so many beautiful things in my career. I have had an unbelievable life as a footballer and feel grateful for every single moment I have been in Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy. I had a dream when I was young, I would put on the famous red shirt of Liverpool”.

Gerrard was first made available to his dream club for Liverpool on November 29, 1998. In a Liverpool friendly against Blackburn Rovers, Gerrard was substituted for Vegard Heggem in the last minutes. In his first season with Liverpool club, he made 13 appearances and was in the position to replace the right winger for captain Jamie Redknapp. With his impatient temperament, he himself admitted that: “At that time I had no control over myself and I lost my temper”, partly restraining Gerrard’s career, making him only play in a short time.

Since the 2000s, Steven Gerrard has made 50 appearances and scored a total of 10 goals. With this important dedication he has partly helped the team win the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup. It was not until October 2003 that Gerrard was promoted to captain to replace Sami Hyypia, coach Gerard Houllier once shared that: “He realized the leadership qualities at Gerrard, and still needed time to accumulate more”.

Neymar again made PSG headache because giddy

Neymar again made PSG headache because giddy

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel (PSG) was once again disappointed after Brazilian superstar Neymar spent time recovering from an injury to fly to Madrid (Spain) to enjoy the Davis Cup tennis tournament this week.

“I am not his father, I am not a police”, said an exasperated Tuchel on November 21, the day before PSG hosted Lille in the 14th round of Ligue 1. This match is planned for the player. The world’s most expensive back after a hamstring injury suffered when returning to play for Brazil in a friendly against Nigeria on October 13.

“I was his coach, and he was well trained. Do I like the fact he went on this flight? No, not at all. But is it worth me crazy? “If all goes well, he can play tomorrow, but whether he starts or plays on the bench, it depends on a number of things”, coach Tuchel added.

The 27-year-old forward has scored four goals in five appearances this season, but will have a chance to return this weekend in Ligue 1 to prepare for his trip to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

According to the French press, the former Barcelona superstar once again became a problem for Tuchel about finding a main striker to stabilize everything despite having too many stars like Mauro Icardi, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. In addition to Neymar, all three strikers left the possibility of playing in Ligue 1 this weekend.

Young talent Mbappe is currently struggling with illness and cannot play in France’s 2-0 victory in Albania in EURO 2020 qualifiers over the weekend. In addition, Tuchel will not have midfield duo Ander Herrera and Marco Verratti in the match against Lille because of similar problems.

Lille has been eliminated from the Champions League this season after just four games and haven’t yet won their trip in the current campaign. They arrived in Paris without Nigerian top scorer Victor Osimhen due to suspension. The team also struggled when coach Barshe Galtier was reeling after assistants Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos were both allowed to leave on November 20 to join Jose Mourinho’s entourage at Tottenham Hotspur. Lille is currently ranked 5th in Ligue 1 with 19 points, less than PSG to 11 points.

Mourinho was excited to be appointed to lead Tottenham

Mourinho was excited to be appointed to lead Tottenham

Jose Mourinho was extremely excited after being appointed Tottenham’s coach to replace Mauricio Pochettino – who was fired after the poor performance of the current Champions League runner-up in the Premier League this season.

AFP quoted the statement of the North London team, said the former Chelsea coach, Real Madrid and Manchester United signed a contract to lead Spurs on November 20 for the end of the 2022 – 2023 season.

“I am delighted to join a club with such a wonderful heritage and enthusiastic supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excited me. Working with these players is what appealed to me”, said Mourinho, who won domestic titles with a record in four different countries.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy said: “At Jose (Mourinho), we have one of the most successful military leaders in football. He has a lot of experience, can inspire the teams and has a great tactician. He has won trophies at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and confidence to the dressing room”.

Spurs also praised their new coach in his statement: “Jose is one of the most perfect coaches in the world to have won 25 senior titles.” It was the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan. The 56-year-old Portuguese also won three Premier League titles at two stages leading Chelsea in the past and recently returned to England to lead Manchester United in 2016.

Mourinho was sacked by the Old Trafford Stadium last December after a bad result and has quit since then, and most recently worked as a television commentator. With shocking statements and a full-blown strategist, the Premier League will certainly be more interesting in the next tournament. The special person will make his first Tottenham debut as a London derby clash with West Ham in the third round of the Premier League, taking place at 19.30pm on November 23.

Previously, Tottenham fired Pochettino after bringing Spurs to certain successes since joining from Southampton in 2014. Despite not winning a trophy, the 47-year-old Argentine coach took Tottenham to the Champions League final for the first time in history 6 months ago.

However, Pochettino was unable to retain his seat when Tottenham began to decline and is currently ranked fourth after 12 Premier League rounds this season (20 points behind leaders Liverpool), eliminated from the League Cup united by Colchester United (the team playing in the fourth division) and suffered an embarrassing 2-7 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a 2-year ban

Cristiano Ronaldo faces a 2-year ban

The fact that Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium on his own while the Juventus – AC Milan match was still in progress could cost him a two-year ban, according to former Italian striker Antonio Cassano.

The Portuguese superstar walked out of the yard and went straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 55th minute of the match against Juventus in AC Milan in round 12 of Serie A, which took place last weekend. Before walking down the tunnel in time, Ronaldo glanced at coach Maurizio Sarri and muttered something in frustration.

Cassano striker AC Milan, Inter Milan, AS Roma and Real Madrid have seen it and warned that Ronaldo is very easy to violate the anti-doping regulations because he has encountered the same case.

“I had to go back to the emergency stadium to avoid a two-year ban on orders from the coaching staff”, Casano recounted as he also drove home on his own after being substituted in AS Roma’s game. He kicked his rival, Lazio.

In September 2018, Peterborough United defender Josh Yorwerth (English club playing League One) also dodged a doping test. The 24-year-old was fired by the club in February 1919 after being banned for four years by the English Football Association. In fact, Josh Yorwerth had used cocaine before so he was afraid of being exposed. This is also the highest penalty for a player in English football.

The same is the case with famous defender Rio Ferdinand. He received an 8-month ban in 2003 for not attending a doping test. The player who played for Manchester United and also Ronaldo’s teammate at the time was considered innocent but the sentence was given. This was also a controversial case at the time.

Not to mention doping testing, Juventus coach Sarri told Sky Sport Italia: “Last month, Ronaldo had a knee problem, he took part in training and injured his ligament. He did everything there was. I can play football, but I think he is not feeling well and thinks it is best to replace it”.

When he was playing for Real Madrid, Ronaldo interrupted a doping test when he loudly complained that he was always chosen. The Real Madrid medical team then took over the test case from UEFA representatives following Ronaldo’s complaints. After that, UEFA did not make any more verdicts because they thought that it also stemmed from the stress of the Portuguese superstar. This time if UEFA does not skip, Ronaldo will regret his shocking action.

Granada and crazy stories in La Liga

Granada and crazy stories in La Liga

Will the winner of the first El Clasico match of the season in La Liga be the final champion? Ten of the last 13 seasons, that’s it.

Winning Betis in the last round, Granada was 20 points and temporarily ranked 2nd on the La Liga rankings – 2 points higher than Real Madrid, of course in the context of the other giant still in the hands of 1 game. It is worth mentioning: 20 points is the total score of Granada during the whole football season, the last time they were in the first division!

Granada’s annual salary fund is 35.46 million euros – just over half the amount that Real Madrid spent to have Luka Jovic, a player who has not had much fame. Or less than a third of the amount that Barcelona spends to buy Antoine Griezmann. Compared with the budget of 35.46 million euros poor other, Barcelona’s salary fund is 18 times higher (671.43 million euros). But when the two sides met in La Liga, Granada defeated Barcelona 2-0.

From coach Diego Martinez to the players, no one inside Granada believes they can dispute the championship. Despite leading the way, all still agree on one thing: the ultimate goal this season is relegation. Martinez himself is both the youngest coach (38 years old) and the least experienced military leader in La Liga (this is the first time he has appeared in the highest level).

In short, Granada is causing one of the biggest surprises so far in the Spanish football village. Is it a pleasant surprise, high professional value or not, is another story. Many people compare Granada in La Liga with Leicester in the Premier League. In essence, it is very different. Leicester are well prepared, with very high professional value, when they win the 2016 Premier League or are starting successfully this season (Leicester’s current score is higher than theirs in the same period, in the season when they suddenly won the Premier League).

In contrast, Granada was a poor team in all aspects, when they relegated in 2017. Back then, people do not understand why this team was assigned to former England defender Tony Adams coach. Adams had a lineup of 11 players of 11 different nationalities – none of whom were Spanish. That season, Granada had 39 players, from 21 countries. Including the U.19 team, the B team and the A team, Granada only owns 44 of the 106 players they register. With such a background, it is not uncommon for Granada players to shake their heads when asked about their current top spot.