Man Utd drew AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League

Man Utd did not finish any goal in the AZ Alkmaar draw 0-0 in the second round of the Europa League group stage, on the evening of October 3.

AZ is third in the Dutch league, only one point behind PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam. As the homeowners but due to the AFAS stadium being remodeled, they had to borrow the Cars Jeans yard to welcome Man Utd. That does not affect the performance of Arne Slot teachers and students. They had four finishes on target, while Man Utd did not once hit the ball into the goal. AZ has twice the number of finishes from England.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer uses three teenage kick players, defender Brandon Williams, midfielder Angel Gomes and striker Mason Greenwood. With the second squad, Man Utd was hard to impose the game. At many times they were overwhelmed by AZ. In the 11th minute, Fredrik Midtsjo crossed the ball for Myron Boadu and headed for De Gea. But, the goal was not recognized due to the offside striker before finishing. Three minutes later, De Gea saved the visitors’ save after a long-range shot from Oussama Idrissi.

Man Utd played close to the opponent, but they rarely won the ball to attack dangerously. The best opportunity for the visitors came in 30 minutes, with an attack on the right. Diogo Dalot, the overlapping husband for Daniel James, escaped near the crossbar and returned it to Greenwood. The 18-year-old striker took a touch in an empty posture but hit the defender AZ.

In the first half, Man Utd only had three finishes. Their situation did not improve after the break. AZ invades and creates more delicious opportunities. 71 minutes, defender Owen Wijndal dangerous shot forced De Gea to throw all the people to prevent. A few minutes later, Idrissi made a quick kick in the penalty area and narrowly missed the post.

Man Utd’s best chance in the second half came in the 84th minute when Jesse Lingard volleyed in the penalty area and the ball went wide. A few minutes earlier, Marcus Rashford said he was fouled in the penalty area, but the referee did not blow the AZ defender. Coach Solskjaer laughed after the ball.

After two turns, Man Utd finished second in Group L of the Europa League with four points. They are equal to the Serbia club Partizan but poor in goals.

AC Milan is deprived of attending the European Cup next season

The San Siro team officially received a Europa League ban on penalties for violating fair and financial laws for a long time.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has just issued a decision to remove AC Milan from the Europa League in the 2019/20 season because of a violation of financial justice laws.

The San Siro owners will be absent from the second continental prestigious tournament next season, despite finishing the 2018/19 Serie A in fifth place.

“AC Milan cannot participate in club championships organized by UEFA in the 2019/20 season due to violations of FFP rules from 2015 to 2018”, the official announcement issued by CAS.

AC Milan finished fifth in Serie A last season and were allowed to attend the Europa League next season. However, they were deprived of their right to attend the European Cup for violating the Financial Fair Play.

The ruling was made by the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) yesterday. CAS announcement contains: “AC Milan cannot attend any tournament organized by the UEFA in the 2019/20 season due to a violation of the Financial Fair Play from 2015 to 2018″.

AC Milan was disqualified, meaning that the Serie A Europa League qualification will be transferred to Torino, the seventh-ranked team last season. The Turin club will start from the second qualifying round, while Roma and Lazio will gain the right to go straight to the Europa League group stage.

This is definitely not good news for Marco Giampaolo. He recently agreed to replace Gattuso to lead Milan not long ago. The departure of Milan from the European Cup will seriously affect the Rossoneri transfer plan this summer.

Milan has been warned before the 2018/19 season but is still entitled to the Europa League. However, the 7-time European Cup / Champions League winners have been disappointed when eliminated from the group stage before under-rated rivals Real Betis and Olympiacos.