La Liga: Messi scored, Barcelona still lost

Lionel Messi continued to score but was helpless to help Barcelona extend the series of victories when receiving a shock defeat to Levante with a score of 1-3 in La Liga round 12. Real Madrid is not much better when Real Betis is held at home.

Messi successfully carried out an 11m penalty in the 38th minute to put Barcelona ahead. However, the Argentine superstar’s sixth goal in five matches only served as a backdrop for an impressive comeback in just seven minutes of Levante at home to Ciutat de Valencia.

Jose Campana and Borja Mayoral scored respectively in the 61st and 63rd minutes before Nemanja Radoja scored in the 68th minute to finish Barcelona with a 3-1 victory. “Everything was made too clear when we didn’t play well at the beginning of the second half. We did not create chances and although they did not naturally score two goals. The third goal drove us down a lot”, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after the match.

Thus, after 7 consecutive victories in all competitions, Barcelona had to taste bitter fruits on the day Messi marked the 500th goal with his left foot for the Catalan team. Worse, Barcelona also saw Luis Suarez being forced to leave the field in the 41st minute due to an injury to his right calf and may be absent in the Champions League group stage match against Slavia Prague by midweek.

Winning the La Liga giant, Levante rose to 8th place. Meanwhile, Barcelona’s unexpected defeat (22 points) opened the door for Real Madrid (21 points) to retake the throne. headboard. However, in the late match, Zinadine Zidane’s army missed the chance to take the lead when Real Betis held 0-0 at home. In this match, Real Madrid have to blame themselves when creating a series of scoring opportunities to be able to bring back 3 points but Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Ferland Mendy, etc., cannot be converted into goals.

Before Real, the same team at Atletico Madrid (21 points) also missed the opportunity to occupy the top of Barcelona when dividing points on the Sevilla field with a 1-1 draw in the match where they have many chances to succeed upstream.

Premier League: Arsenal plummeted, Liverpool was rescued

Unai Emery’s chair was increasingly wobbly after Arsenal were held 1-1 by Wolves at home in the 11th round of the Premier League on November 3. Meanwhile, Liverpool and Man City continued to compete in the top 2 positions after successive victories against Aston Villa and Southampton.

A week after a rude reaction to Arsenal fans when being substituted in a match held by Crystal Palace at home, captain Granit Xhaka was removed from the squad by coach Emery with the goal of reducing the tension between the players and Fans. Instead, Arsenal fans backed the return to the starting line-up of star midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Ozil made a small impact on his second appearance in the starting line-up this season by helping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang open the scoring for Arsenal in the 24th minute. Arsenal found an easy victory but on the contrary, “Gunners” lost the posture afterward. This caused Emery’s army to pay the price with an equalizer of Raul Jimenez in the 76th minute. Even, if goalkeeper Leno did not have excellent saves, Arsenal had to be empty at home.

This is the third match in a row that the “Gunners” of London have not won and are being pushed back in the hope of reaching the top 4. So it is easy to understand why after the whistle ended the match, Arsenal encountered. Boos from disgruntled home fans. It was seen as a sign of Emery’s gloomy future after the previous Spaniard was repeatedly asked by his fans to resign.

In other matches, the double of striker Sadio Mane in the last 3 minutes of the match helped the top team Liverpool upstream to beat home owner Aston Villa 2-1 to maintain an unbeaten record this season. Similarly, Man City also came back to beat Southampton 2-1 with 2 goals from Sergio Aguero and Kyle Walker in the second half of the second half. This result helps Pep Guardiola’s army continue to cling behind. Liverpool with 6 points less (25 compared to 31).

Meanwhile, after a stumbling defeat to Manchester United in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, the youth team of coach Frank Lampard maintained an impressive performance in the Premier League after a 2-1 victory at Watford. Two young talents Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic are the ones who helped Chelsea temporarily rise to 3rd place with 23 points.

M.U and Arsenal hold each other in the Premier League

Manchester United (M.U) and Arsenal showed that they are no longer the scary forces in the Premier League through the late match in round 7 with a 1-1 draw.

In the past, the confrontation between M.U and Arsenal has always been very attractive when both are teams competing for the Premier League title. However, in recent years, both teams have declined a lot.

Scott McTominay opened the scoring for MU before the first half ended, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal was recognized by VAR in the 58th minute. However, this was a match where both teams exposed the weaknesses of the surname.

On the Arsenal side, one can easily see the gaps in the defense. Meanwhile, despite the return of Paul Pogba in the squad, M.U still lacks effective attack plans.

Despite the transfer process, what the two teams have shown is also disappointing. M.U showed that they are still far from being able to return to their original position and that Arsenal spent a lot of money in the transfer window last summer is not really effective.

The first half was quite tedious with not many chances being created and it was not until the last minutes that it was really exciting. In the 44th minute, goalkeeper M.De Gea of ​​M.U had 2 consecutive saves, preventing Bukayo Saka and later Matteo Guendouzi scoring.

Shortly thereafter, M.U opened the scoring when Marcus Rashford passed the ball smoothly for McTominay to score with a soft shot to touch the Arsenal defender.

Arsenal responded in the beginning of the second half and brought the game back to the starting line after a controversial situation. M.U’s left back Axel Tuanzebe delivered a broken ball on the home court and Saka assisted Aubameyang to score. The assistant referee raised the offside flag, but VAR then intervened and recognized the goal when it showed that Harry Maguire was rising too slowly, helping the visitors striker to receive the ball legally.

That’s all M.U and Arsenal players did in the last match and they had to accept a 1-1 draw. With this result, “Red Devils” stood in the middle of the rankings when there were only 9 points while the “Gunners” ranked fourth with 12 points.

Juventus isolated 2 Ronaldo teammates

The latest developments from Juventus show that Mauricio Sarri’s army is trying to liquidate striker Mario Mandzukic and midfielder between Emre Can.

This is no more happy news for MU when having the opportunity to own 2 world-class stars at a very good price right at the beginning of the new year.

Although not injured, the striker who won the World Cup runner-up 2018 with Croatia has not played any match this season when the “Bianconeri” has gone through 7 rounds in Serie A and 2 matches in the Champions League.

In the context of Mandzukic being contacted by MU and rumored to leave Juve in the January 2020 transfer period, remarkable new information related to this striker has just been revealed.

Speaking at a pre-match press conference before Juve’s match against Bologna in Round 8 of Serie A, coach Sarri said: “Mandzukic will not train with us according to the agreement with the club. If the agreement changes, I always open to everything.”

Juventus’ isolation of Mandzukic made former Bayern Munich striker “at home” to play instead of going to the training ground with teammates was also confirmed by the “Old Lady of Turin” on the club’s official Twitter account. with the message:

“Mandzukic at home: Not only does he not practice but he does not participate in video meetings and tactical technical discussions with Sarri and the coaching staff. He is still at Continassa (Juve’s training center) but will never be able to participate in activities with his teammates, everything has received the agreement from the club.”

Also according to Tuttosport (Italy), the previous coach also led Juve – Max Allegri is approaching the agreement to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lead MU with a £ 6.5 million contract. The 52-year-old Italian strategist has a very good relationship with his former student Mandzukic since he joined the “Old Lady of Turin” in 2015 for 19 million euros (£ 16.38 million).

Sharing in an interview from Przeglad Sportowy (Poland), Allegri also gave many words to the striker wearing the number 17 shirt in Juve disgrace:

“Mandzukic is a special player for me. He gave the club dressing room great things. It’s a great football player. He changes his clubs regularly. , so he can face difficulties. But he has stayed at Juventus for the past 5 years. This is one of my greatest successful contracts (when leading this club)”.

Mandzukic is one of the desired transfer goals in the upcoming winter transfer period of MU, alongside Moussa Dembele (Lyon), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid) and James Maddison (Leicester City).

Mandzukic’s teammates at Juve, Emre Can are also in the sights of the Red Man. Tuttosport newspaper of Italy on Thursday (17/10) reported on the German midfielder wants to leave Juve with a priority destination is MU.

Despite being the preferred choice of coach Max Allegri last season, this season, the former Liverpool midfielder was suddenly cheated by Maurizio Sarri. It can have only been used three times in Serie A (both from the bench) and was not even named on the list of Champions League group stage.

Also according to Sky Sports, if really determined to have Can, MU will pay Juve about 35 million pounds. This is a pretty reasonable number for the talent of the German international, who is still young and talented and experienced after 4 seasons playing for Liverpool.

The Premier League star sows to Spain

Last-minute goal of Joshua King has made Spain unable to be sure to win the ticket to the UEFA EURO 2020 finals.

EURO 2020 qualifiers have not yet ended with Spain in the 7th round, when they could not win all 3 points on the Norwegian field.

Traveling to Northern Europe, Spain soon felt the determination of the Norwegian host. With 9 points obtained after 6 rounds, Norway is still capable of winning tickets to EURO, especially if they get good results against Spain. And they did it.

Playing on a level with Spain, Norway also has more chances than the visitors. With the confidence of striker Joshua King, and the maneuverability of Odegaard, especially right-winger El Abdellaoui, Norway continuously launched dangerous pieces towards the goal of Kepa.

Losing the first half, but Spain was the team that opened the scoring first, only 2 minutes after the second half started. The Spanish impasse was temporarily solved by Saul’s superb long-range shot. However, the opening goal of Spain only made Norway more determined.

The host attacks throughout the second half after Saul opened the scoring, and Norway paid off in extra time. Joshua King is the one who made everyone burst with an equalizer on the 11m mark. Earlier, Kepa had clumsily committed a fuse with Abdellaoui. Last-minute equalizer, Spain did not promptly back up, they had to accept leaving with 1 point, with the ticket temporarily suspended EURO.

With 19 points, Gaur needs 3 more points in the remaining 3 rounds to be able to qualify for EURO 2020 finals. Currently, the following 3 teams still have the opportunity with a score of 14, 13, 10 of Sweden, Romania, and Norway. (Formula: each team will take the first 2 teams, so the teams can come to EURO as the second group).

Line-up to Norway vs Spain

– Norway: Jarstein (GK); Aleesami, Nordtveit, Ajer, El Abdellaoui; Henriksen, Berge, Selnaes, Johansen; Joshua King, Odegaard.

– Spain: Kepa (GK); Bernat, Albiol, Ramos, Navas; Saul, Busquets, Fabian Ruiz; Oyarzabal, Ceballos, Rodrigo.

MU ambition to break out the top 4, topping the charts

MU is expected to beat Arsenal in the battle that has an important influence on the top 4 race. Defeating the “Gunners” at Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s army will have the opportunity to squeeze into the Champions League group.

MU did everything possible to defeat Arsenal. However, when the final whistle sounded, the result was that each team only earned 1 point. Solskjaer’s army started a better start, with Scott McTominay’s goal in the 45th minute.

The thought that with the goal at the end of the first half, “Reds” will play better in the second half. But no, the mistake of young player Tuanzebe has ruined the ambition of winning the red half of Manchester. And the score of 1-1 was maintained until the end of the match, in which many times MU seemed to have become a loser.

Hard to leave Old Trafford with 1 point, but that much could be considered a success with Arsenal. Because, after round 7, “Gunners” has 12 points, synonymous with fourth place. Unai Emery’s army is 9 points behind leaders Liverpool, Man City 5 points and third-ranked Leicester is only 2 points.

Meanwhile, MU dropped deeply – forever up to the 10th place – ie in the middle of the rankings. MU’s recent rounds are very bad, earning only 5 points in the last 5 matches. With 9 points after 7 matches, “Reds” are only 4 points lower than the relegation group. Anyway, the gap between MU and Arsenal’s fourth place is only 3 points, and the situation is not so bad with the Old Trafford team.

In the middle of next week, MU will march to the pitch of AZ Alkmaar within the framework of the second round of the Europa League group stage. After that, MU will have 2 very difficult rounds when they march to Newcastle’s stadium in the 8th round, before welcoming Liverpool at Old Trafford in the 9th round. Unless 6 points are won in both rounds, equal to No MU will not be able to return to the top 4 in the Premier League.

Premier League Round 6 Team: Under the heels of Silva

Bernardo Silva was the best player in this round when he scored a hat-trick against Watford in Man City’s 8-0 victory.

Goalie

Dean Henderson (Sheffield United): On an ecstatic day, Dean Henderson turned down a series of Everton opportunities (including Moise Kean’s finish) to help Sheffield United keep a clean sheet and win with a score 1-0.

Defender

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): Alexander-Arnold’s ability to attack the defensive is excellent in English football at this time. In the match against Chelsea, this player scored a beautiful goal. This was Alexander-Arnold’s first goal in 10 months for Liverpool.

Nathan Ake (Bournemouth): Not only excellent in defence but Nathan Ake also directly scored a goal to help Bournemouth win with a score of 3-1 on Southampton’s field.

Joel Matip (Liverpool): Despite being overshadowed by his partner Van Dijk for a long time, Matip had a certain voice in the match against Chelsea. This player had 3 tackles, 9 rescues for Liverpool. As a result, the Merseyside club secured a 2-1 victory over Chelsea.

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham): Aaron Cresswell has a beautiful free-kick, engulfing MU. Besides, he also has 3 tackles and 8 ball recovery for West Ham.

Midfielder

Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham): Injury caused the first season of Yarmolenko in West Ham to go smoothly, but in the second season, he gradually proved himself. The goal against MU is a testament to the importance of the Ukrainian player.

Kevin de Bruyne (Man City): The Belgian midfielder played extremely aggressive, ensuring Man City’s play smoothly. He had eight assists in the match against Watford, two of which were converted into goals.

James Maddison (Leicester City): The British conductor is the most prominent player on the Leicester City side. In addition to scoring a goal, he also has two other opportunities to create opportunities for teammates. Thanks to that, Leicester City won against Tottenham with a score of 2-1.

Bernardo Silva (Man City): The Portuguese midfielder played too well when contributing 3 goals in Man City’s 8-0 victory over Watford. This was the first hat-trick of Man City’s career.

Striker

Chris Wood (Burnley): Chris Wood scored both goals to help Burnley win 2-0 against Norwich City in this round.

Aubameyang (Arsenal): Aubameyang scored more valuable goals than gold, setting a 3-2 victory for Arsenal against Aston Villa. Remember, in this match, Arsenal were behind and lacked people in the second half.

Coming soon “Golden Ball” for goalkeepers

The prestigious French Football magazine (France) has confirmed since this year that the “Golden Ball” award for the goalkeeper will be awarded in Paris in honour of “the best guard of the year”. This title will be separate from the “Golden Ball” for all other positions on the field.

Recently, organizers of the “Golden Ball 2019” award have determined the date of the Gala by the prestigious French Football magazine (France) for the best player of the year on December 2. The venue for this great event will be the Chatelet theatre in Paris and in particular, the host will be the legendary Ivory Coast and of Chelsea club, “Elephant Forest” Didier Drogba.

The organizers also affirmed that from this year there will be more Yashin – “Golden Ball for Goalkeeper” in addition to other important awards given annually. It is the traditional “Golden Ball” title honouring the best male player of the year award since 1956 or two new awards were formed last year, the Golden Ball for women and the Kopa Award for those players under 21 years of age.

20 female candidates will be voted on by 50 reporters and journalists who follow women’s football. As for male players, 30 candidates will be chosen by 180 famous sports journalists from around the world. The specific list will be published by L’Equipe and France Football on October 21.

The Yasin Prize was born in the name of the legendary former Soviet goalkeeper – Lev Yashin. He is the first and only goalkeeper to date in the history of ever winning the title of “Golden Ball” (1963). At that time, Yasin, who was playing for Dynamo Moscow club, finished in 1st place with 73 votes, surpassing the two rivals behind him, Gianni Rivera (AC Milan – 53 votes) and Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham – 33) promissory note).

France Football editor-in-chief Pascal Ferré said that the creation of the Yashin award is an inevitable step when the main Golden Ball award is usually for attacking players (such as Messi or Ronaldo, …). However, he did not see this as a consolation reward for the temple guards.

“The award will go to the best goalkeepers in the world, and will be voted on by a jury of international experts who voted for the Golden Ball”, he said.

In 2019, the election revolves around the Champions League and goalkeeper Alisson Becker is a prominent figure, so the possibility of him winning the first Yashin is very high when he reached the top of Europe with Liverpool.

The 26-year-old star also received the “Golden Glove” award for the best goalkeeper in both the FIFA The Best, Champions League gala, the English Premier League and this year’s Copa America – where he and Brazil were champions. at home.

With Liverpool, they are secretly wishing their two pet players, midfielder Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker, to acquire both the noble titles “Golden Ball” and the Yashin title in December this year.

Kevin De Bruyne and the secret to becoming the king of assisting Premier League

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville shares ways to turn the Belgian midfielder into a very dangerous drill in the hands of Pep.

The defending champion, Man City, is flying high under the guidance of the genius brain of Pep Guardiola and the talented feet of Kevin De Bruyne. After the 2018/2019 season spent most of the time sidelined by injuries, the Belgian midfielder marked his spectacular return.

The former Chelsea star set an unbelievable record with a hat trick in Belgium’s 4-0 destruction to Scotland. He became the first player to own 3 passes in the EURO qualifier, more specifically, De Bruyne took only 32 minutes to complete it.

In the club shirt, the 28-year-old star owns 8 assists after the last 6 matches with Man City. His excellent form contributed greatly to the Etihad team winning jubilant victories and fiercely chasing Liverpool on the rankings.

Pep solved the problem of filling the void left by De Bruyne in the 2018/2019 season. The Spanish captain put his faith in Bernardo Silva’s shoulders and reaped great sweet fruits. B.Silva provides creativity and delicious opportunities for the surrounding teammates.

Can see, De Bruyne increasingly becoming a fearsome weapon in the hands of Pep. The intelligent play thinking, the keen observation mind, the impressive ability to create an impression from the 28-year-old midfielder to help the ball to control the ball of the blue half of Manchester is promoted optimally.

“Unbelievable. It reminded me of the peak time I spent playing alongside David Beckham at Man United. De Bruyne is recreating Beckham’s fantastic, previous quality passes. I think the Premier League will hardly own such a good midfielder for a long time to come”, former player Gary Neville told Sky Sports.

The Belgian midfielder can shine in the center circle in the middle of the pitch or play in a two-wing hallway when needed. De Bruyne always put his teammates in a good position to receive the ball, finding the empty space behind the opponent.

Experts say De Bruyne is the true boss of half the space on the opponent’s court. The Belgian is flexible in the play, emitting extremely dangerous when able to lead the ball straight into the middle, attracting your defenders and launching deadly assists or long shots from thunder.

De Bruyne possesses the speed of a full-back but appears to excel in technical quality. He has the ability to handle David Silva’s skillful ball but has a superior speed.