Beat LASK, Manchester United is firmly to the quarter-finals of the Europa League

Manchester United continued to extend their sublimation series with a 5-0 destruction victory to LASK in the first round of the Europa League round 1/8, this result helped the army of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considered as having set foot in the quarterfinals. when they will play at home in the second leg.

Manchester United are going through their dream days, successive victories, the closest of which is to win three points against Manchester City. Marching to LASK’s ground in the first round of the Europa League, the army of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was much appreciated when launching the squad with many regular players. Homeowners also do not have any advantage when not enjoying the cheers of the audience due to the dangers of the covid-19 epidemic.
The visitors quickly took the initiative after the opening whistle, their most important player recently, Bruno Fernandes continued to leave his mark. The Portuguese midfielder was the one who created the first chance of the match with a pass for Juan Mata, although the Spanish midfielder finished incorrectly. The coordination phase in the middle area of ​​Man United showed quite high accuracy, partly because the landlord did not have enough good plans. Daniel James was the next to challenge the host with a long shot, but goalkeeper Alexander Schlager promptly poured people to save. But then the efforts of the visitors to the pitch finally helped them get the goal, Bruno Fernandes mixed cheeks outside the skill of Odion Ighalo, the striker after tidying neatly had a definite finish. clearance deadlock. Although there were more opportunities, but until the end of the first half, the visitors could not score more goals.
Entering the second half, Man United still easily dominated the match. Although the game was not too busy, the visitors still easily got the goal doubled by Daniel James thanks to the situation of finishing the ball with confidence. Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes found each other again on the next opportunity, but the post saved the homeowner after the finish of the Nigerian striker. At the other end, Sergio Romero almost does not have to work when the finishes of the host almost deviate from the goal quite far. The visitors then pulled the pillars off the field, but they still easily increased the score to 3-0 after Juan Mata scored in a face-to-face position from Fred’s delicate cross.

It looked like the match would end with a score of 3-0, but in extra time, the visitors were able to score two more goals respectively by Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira. With a strong 5-0 result, Man United seem to have entered their name in the quarterfinals because they will be playing at Old Trafford at home. This will be the perfect run before they encounter Tottenham Hotspurs this weekend.

Farewell to The Most Romantic Coach of French Football

Michel Platini once called Hidalgo a dreamer. He created the collective that plays free and beautiful football, the same way he always dreamed about it.

FIFA shared French football has lost a legend. On March 26, Michel Hidalgo died at the age of 87 after a long battle with illness. Le Monde commented that Hidalgo was the one who brought French football back to the top.

Club Olympique de Marseille, where Hidalgo had 5 years of working, left emotional lines. Michel Hidalgo, with all kindness and immense kindness, will leave a great void in them.

The history of continental football could be very different without Hidalgo. Eight years leading the French team, this coach created an important milestone for Continental football. Under Hidalgo’s lead, “Les Bleus” won the EURO championship in 1984. It was the first team-level grand title of French football.

Not only helping the French thirst for titles, Hidalgo also enters the history of world football as one of the most romantic coaches and possesses the most soaring football.

In February, former French football players gathered at a small restaurant in Paris, to celebrate Hidalgo’s 87th birthday.

There, one finds legends like Michel Platini, Luis Fernandez, Joel Bats, Manu Amoros, Dominique Rocheteau, Alain Giresse, Jean Tigana or Marius Tresor. Hidalgo appeared tired, and the family said he had never survived “the death of his best friend Raymond Kopa in 2017.

Kopa and Hidalgo’s friendship is admired by the French public. Both are great personalities of this country’s football background.

Kopa was one of the best midfielders of world football in the 1950s, who received the title of “European Golden Ball” in 1958 and was honored by “Football King” Pele in the list of 125 players alive. the greatest in the world.

Meanwhile, as a player, Hidalgo has won the French championship three times with Reims and Monaco. He was also a leader, who fought fiercely against corruption and demanded the rights of his players. Hidalgo once rejected the Real coach seat.

However, the most successful success of Hidalgo’s life was in the role of coach, when he won the Euro 1984 with flying football and pompous, as characteristic of the French.

Covid-19 and Football: Many Players Tested Positive

The Chelsea football club issued an official statement in which they acknowledged that even the team of Russian businessman Roman Abramovich was infected with coronavirus.

19-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi infected with coronavirus. He has been quarantined right now. Moreover, people having contacted with him also have to be quarantined too. This information is provided on football the club’s official website. Here we are talking about the entire composition of the club, as well as the coaches and team staff of the team. Just some people who does not interact with that player closely can be an exceptation.

So, Hudson-Odoi is the second representative of the English Premier League tested positive for Covid-19. Before his cases, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta test also showed a positive result for coronavirus.

Covid-19 serious situation enables Premier League to set up plan for a meeting on 13/3. They have to adjust and rearrange all the schedule for next tournament.

One more corona retating cases in football is Caitlin Foord. She had to be quarantined before coming back to her Arsenal team. Because she used to play at Asia.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has been positive for coronavirus, according to the Italian football club website. There are no symptoms of fever. Juventus is identifying those who have been in contact with this player as wel as carrying out all quarantine procedures required by law.

Ronaldo and Rugani interacted with each other to celebrate their victory after the match against Italian club Inter last Sunday. Ronaldo then returned to his hometown in Portugal to visit his mother who had a stroke. He will be quarantined at his home in Madeira.

Therefore, who has had contact with this player in any way have to be quarantined. According to the Daily Mail, there is hope that the footballer will not be able to spread the disease to many people at the same time, because he participated in the match against Inter on the bench.

Lampard’s win rate drops to an alarming rate

The defeat against Bayern brought Frank Lampard‘s winning rate at Chelsea down to 49%.

During Roman Abramovich’s reign, only two of Chelsea’s coaches had lower win rates than Lampard: Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink in the 2015-2016 season, at 38%. As a result of the decline, Mourinho and Hiddink then left quickly.

Lampard had a good start as the “captain” of the Chelsea ship. Did not receive much hope, nor was he allowed to buy players during the summer transfer window, but this young coach still succeeded in putting the team into the Top 4 in the Premier League.

However, things have gotten worse in the past few months. From following the lead of the Premier League, Chelsea suddenly decelerated and was caught by the group behind. Lampard’s teachers and students are only three points ahead of Man Utd.

In the Champions League, Chelsea face Bayern lost at home with a score of 0-3. They need a miracle to swim backwards on the opponent’s field in the second leg of the round of 1/8.

Under Abramovich, the coach with the highest winning rate was Antonio Conte in the 2016-2017 season: 77%. Another Italian coach, Carlo Ancelotti also cool hands when ranked second with the rate 70% 2009-2010 season.

There is no good record, but Lampard is likely to remain in place after the 2019-2020 season. According to experts, the boss Abramovich can sympathize with Lampard about the experience and not buying players.

From next summer, Chelsea can provide nearly 400 million USD for Lampard “to go to market”. About half of this comes from player sales in the past two transfers, especially the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

According to the Sun, Chelsea are eyeing a series of stars like Jan Oblak, Dayot Upamecano, Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho, or Timo Werner. Lampard wants to build a team of top young talents and some experienced players.

Neymar Promised to Join Beckham’s Inter Miami

Inter Miami, David Beckham’s new team, will welcome the Brazilian superstar, but not next season.

David Beckham recently recruited Lewis Morgan from Celtic and two young Argentine stars Matias Pellegrini and Julian Carranza to prepare for the upcoming MLS season. With his reputation, does not exclude the possibility that Beckham will attract more stars of world football to the US to play. In the short term, the former England midfielder has a “contract” with Neymar.

In a recent talk with the legendary Manchester United on YouTube OTRO, Neymar acknowledged his desire to move to Inter Miami for the future. Neymar considers Beckham the perfect role model for me to imitate the smallest details. He even wears a lot of hairstyles just like Beckham. According to Neymar, Beckham is the most stylish player in the world.

Beckham told the Brazilian superstar that football in the United States is growing very fast at the present time. And it will be a great opportunity to attract many good players to come here to play football. Now Beckham will persuade Neymar to sign the paper. It will be a 10-year symbolic contract with Miami. But Beckham will not be able to pay him too much. Without spending too much time thinking, Neymar agreed to the offer from his idol and then the two happily shook hands.

Later, Neymar also admitted he was the one who had once invited to play football for Beckham’s club. He wanted that and shared it with his idol. Neymar wants the opportunity to come here to play for a few more years. In the recent transfer window, the price, as well as the skyrocketing salary of Neymar, has made many big men flinch. Although he once spoke about leaving, but until now, the 28-year-old is still playing for the French team. Recently, the director of Barcelona, Eric Abidal, said that the Neymar transfer with PSG was not feasible.

Liverpool widen the gap with Man City

The 2-0 win at West Ham in the 29/01 compensatory match helped Liverpool reach 70 points – far ahead of the Man City round to 19 points in the Premier League.

This is the 15th consecutive victory in the series of 41 unbeaten matches of Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students. This victory also helped them to record the first time to beat every opponent in the top league in England in a season.

Nearly a month after being appointed, David Moyes is still finding suitable play for West Ham. This match, 19-year-old Jeremy Ngakia made his debut as a right-back, replacing the old general Pablo Zabaleta.

West Ham joined in well, creating waves before Liverpool goal. However, the poor performance of conductor Manuel Lanzini caused the London team to lack a mutation in the attack.

Liverpool is not as dominant as usual, but each of their balls is potentially dangerous. It can be seen in the combination of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson. The Liverpool left-back made an assertive attempt to catch Salah’s cross, but his shot hit the post wide.

Before the end of the first half, the visitors also prevailed by opening the score. Issa Diop’s foul on Divock Origi in the penalty area brought back a penalty for Liverpool, and Salah was confident enough to fool goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on the free kick.

Lanzini’s lack of volley and Robert Snodgrass’s effort early in the second half failed to help the home side equalize. On the contrary, they lost another goal after letting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brave down and bravely defeat Fabianski. Salah has a skillful left foot pass, eliminating West Ham defenders in this situation.

Liverpool have another chance to score in the remaining time. Origi tested Fabianski with a cross shot. After that, it was Salah’s turn to hit the post with her own heart. However, the score of 2-0 was enough for Liverpool to reach the 70 point mark when January was not over. Klopp’s teachers won 23 matches and drew a match in the past 24 rounds.

Japan Makes Shock Exit From 2020 AFC U23 Championship

Japan is one of the countries with the most developed football in Asia. The early elimination in the Asian U23 tournament is rare for this country.

For the first time in the history of the Asian U23 tournament, Japan was eliminated from the group stage. Defeats to Syria and Saudi Arabia caused Japan to be eliminated from the Asian U23 tournament after 2 matches. Japan is considered the U23 Championship Candidate. However, they received a 1-2 defeat against Syria in the match in Group B of the Asian Cup finals on January 12.

These two defeats are the first time Japanese football has lost two consecutive matches in a continental tournament after 32 years. At the 1988 Asian Cup, the Japanese team was eliminated from the group stage after 2 consecutive losses against Korea and Qatar.

From the failure of the 1988 Asian Cup, Japan strives to become the power of continental football. The results of the Asian U23 tournament stunned Japanese experts and fans.

Immediately after the match with Syria, Japanese Football Federation President (JFA) Kozo Tashima said it was an unacceptable defeat for Japanese football. Tashima also refused to talk about the future of Moriyasu, the team’s coach.

Moriyasu, on his answer to the Soccerking page, said the coach was failing because of his failure to prepare for the tournament.

Japanese media reported that JFA was disappointed with the performance of coach Moriyasu in recent years. The 51-year-old coach received much criticism after his defeat in the Asian Cup in 2019 when Japan lost to Qatar in the final. In December 2019, Japan lost to Korea in the East Asia Cup final (EAFF E1 Championship).

According to Sponichi Annex, coach Hajime Moriyasu is likely to be fired by the Japan Football Federation in the near future. Mr. Moriyasu was appointed as the head of the Japan national team in July 2018 to replace coach Akira Nishino. Moriyasu also took control of the Japanese U23 team in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Spain Dominates European Football at Club Level

Overcoming football powers like England with 3 titles, Germany and France and 6 titles, Spanish football has become the country that won the most club titles with a total of 26 titles in the last decade (from 2010 to 2019).

Specifically, in the Champions League, Spain overwhelmed the rest of Europe when winning 6 titles. In particular, Real Madrid has up to 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 while Barcelona has 2 times in 2011 and 2015.

In the Europa League, Spanish clubs also took the lead with six championships. Specifically, Atletico Madrid won 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018) and Sevilla 3 times (2014, 2015, 2016).

At the European Super Cup, Spanish clubs won eight titles. Real Madrid has won 3 times (2014, 2016, 2017), Atletico 3 times (2010, 2012, 2018), Barca 2 times (2011 and 2015).

Not only overwhelming the other countries in the number of trophies in Europe at an older age, young football and futsal of Spain also played very successfully. Barcelona’s youth team won the UEFA Youth League twice in 2014 and 2018. In the UEFA Futsal Cup, Spain won four times thanks to the victories of FC Barcelona (2012 and 2014) and Inter Movistar (2017 and 2018).

Of course, this success will continue to be a great motivation for Spanish football clubs to aim for the future. At the same time, they will also support forces for teams to compete at the national level.

Not stopping there, Spanish football is still a global brand. It has been 7 years since the last time that Spain took the throne in a major tournament, that is EURO 2012. But the previous success of La Roja and Barca under Pep Guardiola still turns players and coaches of this country into a bright brand globally.

Spaniards are now “covering the world”. According to the Migrantes del balon page, there are 1,128 players from this country playing in 63 countries on 5 continents (Africa has 1, America 361, Asia 100, Europe 657, Oceania 9). The number of Spanish coaches working abroad has not been so dramatic. However, there are also 444 Spanish coaches present in 64 different countries, in the positions of head coach, assistant, goal keeper or fitness coach.

UEFA Urges Football Teams To Boycott Countries That Ban Female Fans

On September 24, 2019, the Union of European Football Associations said it would notify clubs and national teams of member federations that do not compete in countries where women are not allowed to enter the courts.

The current UEFA executive committee has agreed to propose up to 55 member national federations and all European clubs will not play football in countries where women are prohibited from entering the stadium. UEFA does not specify which countries will be affected by this rule.

However, Iran has been the focus of attention since a female fan died after setting herself on fire to protest being punished for imprisonment for sneaking into the field to watch a football match. She disguised herself as a boy to go to football and killed herself because she was too scared to be discovered.

Iran women cannot watch football since the 1979 Islamic revolution. In 2001, only 20 Muslim women were allowed to go to the 2002 World Cup qualifying matches. FIFA said it was assured by the Iranian authorities that the match in the second round of the 2020 World Cup against Cambodia in Tehran on October 10 will be open for women to watch.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said his organization has no right to punish European teams that will compete in countries that do not allow women to watch matches without restrictions. However, he stressed that UEFA strongly supports teams not playing in those countries.

Reuters quoted the Slovenian president adding that they could not punish any team if they played football (in the countries mentioned) because it was outside their jurisdiction. That does not mean they will be silent and unable to do anything. UEFA’s advice to all 55 federations and all clubs is that they will not play in those countries or with teams from countries where women’s basic rights are not respected. Club and league representatives agree with UEFA.

Liverpool has beaten Everton

Not launching the strongest squad, Liverpool still beat Everton 5-2 in round 15 of the Premier League on December 4th.

Despite the importance of the Merseyside derby, coach Jurgen Klopp has left a series of pillars on the attack like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to rest. Substitute factors such as Divock Origi or Xherdan Shaqiri did not betray Klopp’s belief, as he shone to help Liverpool decide the match in the first half.

In the 6th minute, the home team opened the scoring from a counterattack. Only Sadio Mane and Origi joined the ball, but two Liverpool players still combined to eliminate four Everton defenders and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Mane poked at Origi to use the speed of the exit, removing Pickford and finishing on the empty goal.

Liverpool’s early goal opened the match. Everton, who is not good at defending, rushed to attack right at Anfield. In the first half only, the match saw 6 goals scored.

Sadio Mane, who ranked fourth in the 2019 Golden Ball poll, is the protagonist of the half. The Senegal striker continued to assist Shaqiri to score in the 16th minute, in a similar ball to the opener. And also from another counter attack at the end of the first half, Mane cut his left foot to get his own goal.

The remaining Liverpool table in the first 45 minutes was scored by Origi. The Belgian striker completed the double in the 31st minute, with a controlled and clever finish after a long pass by Dejan Lovren.

Everton finished 8 times in the first half and with the game as if he didn’t care about the score, the visitors scored two goals. Center-back Michael Keane took advantage of the confusion to reduce the score to 1-2 in the 21st minute, before Richarlison headed the goal in the last minute of injury time for the first half.

Losing 2-4 after the first half of the match, Everton continued to advance in the second half but could no longer sustain the attack. The students Marco Silva were lucky not to concede after Sadio Mane missed two situations facing from the quick start of the home team. But Pickford still has to go into the net to pick the ball once more. Georginio Wijnaldum fixed Liverpool’s score 5-2 with a cross shot in the 90th minute.

With 43 points after 15 rounds, Liverpool restored the 11-point gap with Man City. Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students are eight points ahead of the second group of Leicester – the team won Watford 2-0 in this round. The victory over Everton helped Liverpool increase the unbeaten chain to 32 matches, breaking the unbeaten record that the team had set 31 years ago.