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.

Portugal won the first match in the Euro qualifying round

Ronaldo scored in an offside when Portugal cut off a series of two draws with a 4-2 victory over Serbia on 7/9.

Serbia 2-4 Portugal

Ronaldo started as a striker, where he received the help of Guedes, Carvalho, Fernandes, and Silva. However, this tactical plan did not bring much effect in the first half of the match in Group B of Euro 2020 qualifiers.

With experienced players like Kolarov, Matic or Dusan Tadic, Serbia successfully defended against Portugal’s ball-ups. The home team also had the opportunity to open the score early with a goal from Kolarov’s goal.

The game changed from 42 minutes, the time when goalkeeper Dmitrovic made a serious mistake. After a cross from the right wing of Fernandes, Dmitrovic collided with teammate Milenkovic causing the ball to hit Carvalho’s leg. Not missing an opportunity in the open goal, Carvalho pushed the ball across the line to bring Portugal ahead.

While Ronaldo has a number of shots on target, Fernades is truly a prominent player on the defending Euro champion. By keeping pace and creating, he answered the question why Man Utd, Tottenham and Real Madrid have expressed interest in the summer transfer window.

After launching the attack leading to the first goal, Fernandes directly created the second goal for Portugal. Receiving the ball from his team-mate, Guedes cleverly invades the penalty area to defeat Dmitrovic.

Faced with the risk of losing at home, Serbia started to play stronger from the middle of the second half. Tadic, the player who shone in the Ajax shirt last season, actually played the conductor role to help the home team put pressure on Portugal. When the game went into the 68th minute, Tadic headed a corner for Milenkovic to reduce the lead to 1-2.

After a controversial situation, Serbia rekindled hope with Mitrovic’s goal. Tadic is again an assist player. However, the match did not have a satisfactory outcome for the home team. A minute later, Silva made a low shot to seal a 4-2 win for Portugal.

Thanks to the first victory in the qualifying round, the defending champion Euro got five points after three matches. They rose to second place to Ukraine, leading the way with four victories and a draw. Meanwhile, Serbia fell to fourth in Group B and had the same four points as Luxembourg.

Argentina: Right after Copa America is the 2022 World Cup

Obviously, Argentina is undergoing a rejuvenation process, with some players playing well in the 2019 Copa America such as Juan Foyth, Rodrigo De Paul, Paulo Dybala, Giovani Lo Celso and Lautaro Martinez.

However, I don’t understand why the Argentine Football Federation (AFA) left a less experienced coach like Lionel Scaloni to lead this team and only consider him a temporary solution and not someone else. Statistics show that Scaloni is the 8th coach since Jose Pekerman left the team after the 2006 World Cup quarter-final defeat, a tournament that has marked the decline of Argentine football in recent years.

The crisis exposed disagreements in AFA, in that they could not persuade good coaches to emerge in the past to lead Albiceleste, including River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid and Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham. That’s not including potential candidates like Gabriel Heinze of Velez Sarsfiel, Gabriel Milito of Estudiantes and Hernan Crespo of Banfield.

Admittedly, Argentina’s search for the first title since Copa America 1993 in Ecuador is not at fault from the overproduction of good strikers or midfielders, but the main problem is at the bottom. The slow, distracted defense play is still a weakness of Albiceleste. It is said that Scaloni changed some names but the way they let Paraguay score in the group stage, as well as Brazil’s second goal in the semi-finals, pointed out the fact that Argentina needs a better defender generation.

So whether it’s Scaloni or someone sitting on the steering seat, a reconstruction of the force is inevitable, starting in their upcoming match: a friendly match in September in the US, ahead of itself. Chile, the opponent they just defeated in the 2015 Copa America competition.

Then there will be the 2022 World Cup qualifier, with the first match in March next year.

La Liga chairman called on UEFA to punish Man City and PSG

Javier Tebas criticized the two clubs for using “financial doping” and considered it a threat of world football.        

“Clubs run by the state, they are an unprecedented threat to football. They operate completely off-limits and increase the risk of market inflation to the point of harm through their financial doping. “, Tebas said on the program Totally Football Show.

At the end of May, Tebas claimed that Man City and PSG are destroying football. He called the two clubs “state clubs”, strongly backed by Middle Eastern bosses. Tebas said Man City and PSG spent money uncontrollably, causing damage to other clubs in Europe. This comment by Tebas was rejected by PSG and Man City leaders.

“European football authorities need to show a stronger commitment to healthy football. They need to come up with measures to limit spending with state clubs like City or PSG, to they can’t throw money at the bluff, they need to give tougher penalties to the Financial Justice Law, which I think lacks deterrence to this point, “Tebas said.

Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak mentioned that Real and Barca also made the world’s most expensive contracts, with Luis Figo or Zinedine Zidane, to emphasize that La Liga also has no financial limitations. with the club. However, this view was rejected by Tebas.

In Europe, there are always big teams and they can cause distortions. If the spending is not controlled, in the case of Spain, we have tried to reduce debt to the lowest level in history in the past few years, we do not want our big clubs to have a lot of money. more money if other teams don’t have money “.

Four teams in the Champions League semi-finals can receive tickets next season

UEFA president, Ceferin, gave some reform ideas, to help European Cup more attractive.

One of the biggest ideas, according to the Times, is to allow four Champions League semi-finals to qualify for next season’s tournament. This is a breakthrough compared to the current regulation, which only allows teams to include the Champions League champions, Europa League champions and the top teams of European national championships.

Argentina: Right after Copa America is the 2022 World Cup (part 1)

The Argentinians are probably wondering why their team played the best football in the Copa America 2019 in the first 30 minutes before Chile but not before Brazil. Because of that, more or less, they still have hope for Albiceleste in the future.

In fact, in the most difficult and frustrating times, no one does not hope for a better thing. For Argentina, they have a reason to be optimistic about the future despite continuing to spend another year, another tournament without a title. In fact, the defeat to Brazil in the semifinals earlier this week extended their miserable time to 26 years.

“There are good and important players growing up, showing that they really love the team and want to be here”- Lionel Messi said after he just turned 32 in the 2019 Copa America. hope because we have many young players. They need time to accumulate. We must respect them”.

Argentina at Copa America 2019: A messy Messi was born

Despite this, though, the Argentine is more interested in Messi’s future after the tournament and in this case, they have more reason to hope. It was as if the Argentinian striker had reached the end of the pain, making him more calm and calm to talk about the future, with a completely different attitude first.

As mentioned above, Messi’s reaction is not the same as his after Argentina’s defeat in the 2016 Copa America final, when he said he did everything he could for Albiceleste, or the 2018 World Cup when he decided. intend to leave the team for a while. And don’t forget that Barcelona’s striker also lost in the 2015 Copa America final and World Cup 2014.

So, is there any reason for Argentina and Messi to hope for the future, when the squad is defeated by Germany 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup finals, only Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Angel Di Maria?

Brazil captain announced his leaving Paris Saint-Germain

Dani Alves will officially leave the Capital City after two years of glorious competition at the Parc des Princes. The defender striker Dani Alves has officially announced his departure from the rich French team after two seasons here.

Speaking through the personal Instagram page, the 36-year-old said: “Today, I finish another successful chapter in my career. I am very proud to have contributed to a glorious stage in the club’s history. Thank you all, from all The staff to each teammate has made me special things for PSG in the past two years. “

However, PSG continues to dominate France. Alves will leave Paris with 8 goals after 73 matches, contributing to two Ligue 1 championships, a League Cup, a National Cup and a French Super Cup. There, he became a defender to win several second titles in European football history, behind only AC Milan’s former captain Paolo Maldini.

With teammates at both clubs and national teams, Neymar could not attend the tournament because of injury, Dani Alves is currently captain of Brazil in the 2019 Copa America campaign at home. He scored in the 5-star “Samba dancers” victory against Peru on June 23, thereby bringing the home team to the quarterfinals.

The captain of the Brazil team and his teammates are facing the opportunity to win the first Copa America since 2007 on their home turf.

Marca revealed, Alves wanted to return to Barcelona, ​​where he won 6 La Liga championships with 3 European C1 trophies. However, the Nou Camp team showed no interest in acquiring their former gods.

Paris Saint-Germain (also known as PSG) is a professional football club in Paris, the capital of France. Formerly known as the Stade Saint-Germain multi-sport club, Paris Saint-Germain was officially founded in 1970 and almost constantly competed in the French National Football Championship.