ANSA / Europa League: Manchester United-Villareal the final

(ANSA) – ROME AND LONDON, 06 MAG – Manchester United lost 3-2 in Italy against Rome but advanced to the final of the Europa League, whose title will define with Villarreal, who qualified for their first match for a European title at draw 0-0 away from Arsenal, whom they had beaten 2-1 in the first leg

Uruguayan Edinson Cavani scored the goals for Manchester United in a 3-2 defeat at the Olympic Stadium against Rome, who had lost 6-2 in the first leg at Old Trafford

Cavani opened the scoring at 39 ‘and scored the temporary draw at 68’ to reach four victories in his three games as a starter with Manchester United in the Europa League, which the English team won for the only time in the 2016-17 season.

Manchester United was crowned in that edition of the tournament under the command of Portuguese DT José Mourinho, who coincidentally will assume next season in Rome as a replacement for his compatriot Paulo Fonseca

The Bosnian Edin Dzeko (57 ‘), Bryan Cristante (60’) and the Polish youth Nicola Zalewski (84 ‘) scored the goals of the insufficient victory of the “giallorosso” team, which also made the Spanish goalkeeper of Manchester a figure of the match United, David De Gea

Roma, who lined up Brazilians Roger Ibañez and Bruno Peres (replaced at 69 ‘), showed their best version in the complement, when they resembled the team that achieved a feat in the quarterfinals of the 2017-18 “Champions League”

On that occasion, Roma qualified by beating Barcelona 3-0 at home in the rematch after losing 4-1 in the first leg in Spain.

But the saves by De Gea and the goals by Cavani (cautioned and replaced at 73 ‘), a starter with Brazilian Fred (cautioned), frustrated Roma, which will now have to settle for qualifying for the next edition of the Europa League from Series A

A right hand from Cavani rebounded at 20 ‘against the top of the crossbar before the departure of Antonio Mirante, who six minutes later responded to a furious shot from the Uruguayan

But the “Matador” had his revenge by opening the scoring at 39 ‘when he was once again alone against Mirante against an exposed Rome in his search to discount the difference of the defeat of the first leg

De Gea had already prevented the opening of the scoreboard at 33 ‘before a left-footed shot from Lorenzo Pellegrini and returned eight minutes later after a shot from Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Mirante could barely look at a barely wide right hand from Portuguese Bruno Fernandes

De Gea responded again to a right hand from Cristante as soon as the complement began and he again showed off with a double covered at 61 ‘after shots by Dzeko and Pedro and a minute later before an attempt by Mkhitaryan

Roma had already managed to reverse the score at that time, when De Gea prevented the Italian team from scoring at least one of the three goals they needed to qualify.

Then came Cavani’s second goal, a minute after Mason Greeenwood’s slightly deflected shot, while an attempt by Mkhitaryan slammed into a post in the 74th minute, two minutes before Dzeko’s high header.

De Gea responded again to a shot from Cristante, who had scored the temporary 2-1 with a right hand after a bad start by Fred, whose compatriot Alex Telles entered for the second half

The 19-year-old Zalewski’s goal, six minutes after the regulation time, allowed Roma to say goodbye with at least one victory of the tournament whose final only came in the 1990-91 edition, in which they lost to Inter and while still it was called the UEFA Cup

Manchester United, escort in the Premier League of Manchester City, which will also define the “Champions League” with Chelsea, will face Villarreal in the final on May 26 at the Arena Gdansk in Poland, which eliminated Arsenal

DT Unai Emery’s “Yellow Submarine”, who won 3 of the 4 finals he played in the Europa League, qualified for his first final of an important tournament on the “Old Continent” by equalizing 0-0 in his visit to Arsenal, the one who had beaten 2-1 in the first leg

Emery was successively crowned in command of Sevilla in the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 editions, but lost as Arsenal manager in the final against Chelsea in the 2018-19 season.

Villarreal, who lined up Argentine goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli and included Colombian striker Carlos Bacca at 72 ‘, only won the Intertoto Cup in 2003 and 2004.

Arsenal lived a new frustration, who only won the Recopa de Europa (1993-94) and the Fairs Cup (1969-70) and lost both times they reached the final of the UEFA Cup and the Europa League in their respective editions. from 1999-00 and 2018-19

The problem for Arsenal, also Spanish DT Mikel Arteta, who fell in the final of the 2005-06 “Champions” and the 1994 European Super Cup, is that he is ninth in the Premier League with 49 points, far behind Tottenham ( 56) and West Ham (58), the two English teams qualified today for the next Europa League

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Manchester City vs PSG, result, goals, details, Champions League final classified | Champions League

Pep Guardiola’s Swiss watch did not clash at the Etihad Stadium, in the rematch of the Champions League semi-final, and thus his Manchester City certified its place in the final, against a harmless, inoperative PSG, powerless as ever.

The British asserted their 1-2 advantage in the first leg, in Paris, and in the second leg they passed well ahead of the French, with a clear, incontestable 2-0 victory. And the best part: Guardiola finally achieved his goal of being a finalist after failing in the last ten years! And it’s his team’s first final! Nobody will ruin it for him tonight …

The tragedy of facing Manchester City with need is that, no matter how much you fight or how well you play, you will always know that he awaits you with a dagger under his coat: when PSG was better together and excited with a penalty, at 6 minutes , by a Zichenko hand that was not, Mahrez suddenly came out to take a rebound on Ederson’s phenomenal pitch and scored the 1-0. Just 10 minutes!

And at that point, with a 3-1 down, what does it matter: a ball crashed into Marquinhos’s header against the crossbar, a good attempt from the outside to Di María and the roads became dense, beyond the nine that covered the basketball court. Few things as exhausting as attacking without weapons.

Then it was a matter of local administration, which was even able to extend to 30 with the indefatigable De Bruyne or to 45 + 2, when Silva’s shot was barely deflected. Without a doubt, an easier rematch than thought for Guardiola and his team.

That is why in the complement they were more animated and Foden proved the strength of Navas’ hands to the then PSG said goodbye to the final: Zinchenko proposed, Foden crossed and Mahrez scored the double for the final 2-0 (4-1 on global). And it could have been a great goal from City’s wonder boy, who crashed into the post … it must have been, if there were justice, the one that the City machine appropriated by dint of precision, talent, sacrifice and a diaphanous and precise script. . Nothing more to add.

There was never any risk, it did not get to worry that best version of Neymar -who was able to resign his dreamed Ballon d’Or at the Etihad Stadium-, it was a grief to see Mbappé suffer everything on the platform when his team cried out to sea and, as a culmination , Ángel Di María expelled, at 68 minutes, for attacking Fernandinho off the field.

PSG left, the one who excited, the one who played one of the best matches of the entire Champions League against Bayern Munich, because there is no way to answer the overwhelming superiority of a Manchester City that capitalized on its quota in the first leg of the semifinal and it administered in the rematch, at his home. Are we before the new champion? Very nearly…

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UEFA analyzes suspending Madrid, Chelsea and City, what will happen to the semifinals? | Champions League

The international press is tracking the tremendous earthquake in world football due to the appearance of the European Super League, which will have the participation of important clubs from Spain, Italy and England. Just three of them recently qualified for the 2020/21 Champions League semi-finals, so UEFA is analyzing a possible sanction. Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City are the ones involved.

Information collected by the Spanish newspaper Sport indicates that Jesper Moller, a member of the UEFA executive committee, told the DR chain this Monday that Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea could be excluded from the semifinals of the Champions League. All this for being the promoters of the Super League.

“The clubs have to go and I hope that happens on Friday. Then we have to see how to finish the Champions League tournament,” Moller said. The only one waiting on the other shore and without “losing heart” is PSG. But what about the competition? …

Now, UEFA will have to define which teams must appear for the semifinal phase, in case of suspending the three in question. It should be remembered that Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool, another of those that is part of the European Super League group. Chelsea advanced after leaving Porto on the road and Manchester City did the same with Borussia Dortmund.

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Manchester United celebrate and Arsenal barely tie

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18 Apr 15:44

London, United Kingdom | AFP

Recently qualified for the semi-finals of the Europa League, after their respective victories against Granada (2-0) and Slavia Prague (4-0), Manchester United (2nd) beat Burnley (17th) and Arsenal (9th) 3-1 ) drew 1-1 against Fulham (18th), this Sunday in the 32nd match of the English championship.

With their typical team, United were unable to score in the first half for the first time since December. He opened the scoring just back from the locker room, with a cross from Marcus Rashford that Bruno Fernandes missed for Mason Greenwood (48).

Burnley took advantage of the relaxation of their rival to equalize in a corner through James Tarkowski (50).

Without forcing the machine, the Red Devils prevailed with a new goal from Greenwood (84) and Edinson Cavani (90 + 3), who achieved his eighth goal in this edition of the Premier League.

“It’s fantastic for Mason, two very good goals coming from the left.” He’s maturing all the time. I’m delighted to see it, “said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who acknowledged the” goal “of winning the Europa League.

This victory, the sixth in a row in the Premier, for the first time since January 2019, reinforces United’s second place, eight points behind leaders Manchester City and ten points ahead of Leicester (3rd).

Now you can start thinking about the semi-finals of the Europa League, against Roma, playing the first leg on April 29.

Despite the loss, Burnley retain a six-point lead in the red zone leading to the second division, with one more game to play.

– Nketiah, golv salvador –

After beating Sheffield United (3-0) and Slavia Prague (4-0), Arsenal broke their streak and even came close to setting a record since 1930, with their ninth home loss of the season, but saved by Edward. Nketiah (90 + 7), who had entered the game at 70 in place of Alexandre Lacazette, injured.

“I’m disappointed and devastated. I think his goal is offside. It’s disappointing, we were so close … It’s painful,” said Fulham manager Scott Parker.

Fulham had taken the lead with a penalty from Josh Maja (59).

Ninth in the championship and far in the race to qualify for European competitions, Arsenal are dependent on a win in the Europa League to return to the Champions League. Play the semifinals against Villarreal.

Fulham, six points from salvation, seems to be heading to the second division, except for a great comeback.

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18 Apr 19:40

Libertad destroyed Cerro Porteño in his new pot, with pure effectiveness and with a decisive Antonio Bareiro, something that is already customary when the rival on duty is the Cyclone. The “Demon” contributed a goal and an assist so that Gumarelo quickly sentenced the lawsuit in Barrio Obrero and retake the leadership of the Apertura tournament again.

The development of the game globally was quite even, but Libertad did not fail in offense practically and before each waste of Cerro, he responded with a goal and ended up sealing a win in Barrio Obrero.

In the first half, both had great chances, mainly with mid-distance shots, since inaccuracies abounded, with a very uncomfortable Cerro due to Gumarelo’s strategic pressure on key men, such as Claudio Aquino and Ángel Cardozo Lucena.

Lucena was precisely the first to warn with a great shot inside the area, but Martín Silva covered in a great way. Libertad responded with a “missile” from Blas Cáceres and little by little it made a better impression than the local in attack.

“Tacuara” Cardozo tried a tremendous shot from a very distant position and Miguel Martínez barely served.

Gumarelo, who was injured after the elimination in the Copa Libertadores, came in the complementary game.

After a good collective move on the left, “Tacuara” assisted with a tremendous quality chest and Héctor “Tito” Villalba, friendly with good play and goals, signed the 1-0 partial.

Libertad punished Cerro very hard, since in the previous one, Mauro Boselli “ate” an incredible goal. Robert Morales overflowed and gave him only in front of the goal, without a goalkeeper, but he screwed up the ball incredibly.

About 10 minutes into the complementary, the preferred perpetrator of Cerro Porteño, Antonio Bareiro, entered.

The demon took just over ten minutes to do his thing and confirm that he is the lord and master of the New Pot. After an overflow from Blas Cáceres and a deflected center, he found a ball inside the area and made it 2-0.

But Bareiro wanted more and to leave his stamp again and in a masterful counterattack, he only attended the boy Julio Enciso, who finally sealed the categorical 3-0.

Libertad thrashed, recovered his motivation and above all, he is once again the leader of the tournament, which he had lost for a day at the hands of Nacional.

Stadium: La Nueva Olla

Referee: Giancarlos Juliadoza

VAR: David Ojeda

Goals: 50 ‘Héctor Villalba, 65’ Antonio Bareiro and 74 ‘Julio Enciso (L)

Admonished: Arzamendia, Giménez, Patiño (CP); Cáceres, Barboza, Cougo, Ferreira (L)

Lineups:

Cerro Porteño: Miguel Martínez; Alberto Espínola, Juan Patiño (72 ‘Juan Patiño), Alexis Duarte and Santiago Arzamendia; Enzo Giménez (56 ‘Mateus Goncalves), Mathías Villasanti, Ángel Cardozo Lucena and Claudio Aquino; Robert Morales and Mauro Boselli (72 ‘Ronaldo Martínez).

Freedom: Martín Silva; Iván Piris, Javier Báez, Alexander Barboza and Ayrton Cougo; Héctor Villalba (58 ‘Matías Espinoza), Daniel Bocanegra, Blas Cáceres and Rodrigo Bogarín (54’ Antonio Bareiro); Julio Enciso (77 ‘Sebastián Ferreira); Oscar Cardozo.

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18 Apr 16:40

COVID-19 hits the health of anyone very hard, even high-level athletes, such as Lucas Barrios, who will have to rest for a while due to the side effects of the disease.

The Paraguayan striker missed the La Plata classic, between his team, Gimnasia y Esgrima and Estudiantes, due to myocarditis detected by the club’s cardiologists, after having twice acquired the COVID-19 virus, which leaves sequelae even in players of football, which in theory have more defenses due to their athletic preparation.

“After cardiological studies, it was found that the player Lucas Barrios suffers from mild myocarditis, of a viral inflammatory nature”, as a result of the reinfection of COVID-19

“The medical recommendations say that I have to stop for a while. It is good that we give the message to people. It is the second time that COVID-19 has caught me, I had antibodies and everything. I live this moment that is not beautiful for anyone “The important thing is slight and I can recover soon,” said Barrios, also leaving a message to the clubs, so that much emphasis is placed on the cardiological part of the athletes.

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Premier League: Triunfo de Manchester United

(ANSA) – LONDON, 04 APR – Manchester United beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 at home for the 30th round of the Premier League, which will conclude this Monday with Everton-Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton-West Ham

Danny Welbeck put Brighton ahead at 13 ‘but Marcus Rashford tied at 62’ and Mason Greenwood reversed the result at 83 ‘for Manchester United

The “Red Devils”, who lined up the Brazilian Fred and the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani (booked and replaced at 82 ‘), reached 60 points, fourteen less than their classic rival and leader, Manchester City

Manchester United, which has one game less, leads Leicester by four units, defeated the day before 2-0 precisely by the “Citizens”

For its part, Brighton, which included Argentine Alexis Mac Allister at 83 ‘, remains with 32 points, six more than Fulham, located in the relegation zone with West Bromwich (21) and Sheffield United (14)

Fulham lost this Sunday 3-1 in the field of Aston Villa, which has 44 units and had the Argentine Emiliano Martínez and the Brazilian Douglas Luiz (cautioned and replaced at 74 ‘)

Egyptian Trezeguet (78 and 81 ‘) and Ollie Watkins (87’) scored for Aston Villa, while Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic (61 ‘) temporarily tied for Fulham

With three points more than Fulham appears Newcastle, who rescued an agonizing 2-2 draw at Tottenham’s home from Portuguese DT José Mourinho, fifth with 49 points

The Brazilian Joelinton (28 ‘) opened the account for Newcastle, which reached the tie through Joe Willock (85’) after Harry Kane Kane (30 and 34 ‘) temporarily reversed the result for the “Spurs”

Newcastle lined up Joelinton and Paraguayan Miguel Almirón (booked), while Tottenham had Colombian Davinson Sánchez

Mourinho also lined up Brazilians Carlos Vinicius (replaced at half-time) and Lucas Moura, replaced at 64 ‘by Argentine Erik Lamela, whose compatriot Giovani Lo Celso was booked and played until 88’

Game 5 of the day saw Southampton beat Burnley 3-2 at home in a second-half standings match

Stuart Armstrong (31 ‘), Danny Ings (42’) and Nathan Redmond (66 ‘) scored for Southampton, which has 36 points, three more than Burnley, for whom Chris Wood (12’, penalty) and the Czech scored Matej Vydra (28 ‘). (ANSA)

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Agüero was the last survivor of the dying champion City

May 13, 2012. The Etihad Stadium ticket booths had a sign saying “Sold out” in red letters, which means that all tickets were sold. Half of the city, the one that lately was postponed by its classic rival, was before the great opportunity to shout champion. And while it seemed that fate did not want to break the 44-year streak without winning the league title, Sergio Agüero appeared to score an agonizing goal in the 94th minute, giving Manchester City a 3-2 win against Queen’s Park Rangers and, consequently, to be able to lift the trophy of the best team of the season in England.

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Kun confirmed that as of June 30, he will continue his career in other latitudes since he decided not to extend his stay at the institution. In that sense, in Ole we dive into the archive and we wonder what is the life of the 14 players who played that remembered match, which will remain in the golden books of the history of the Citizens.

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Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy; Gareth Barry, Yaya Touré; Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez, David Silva; Sergio Aguero. That was the formation that Roberto Mancini stopped to face the QPR. In addition, Nigel de Jong, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli entered the second half.

The celebration of Kun's agonizing goal against QPR.  (Reuters)

The celebration of Kun’s agonizing goal against QPR. (Reuters)

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ONE FOR ONE OF THESE FOOTBALL PLAYERS

Joe Hart: current substitute goalkeeper for Tottenham. With the arrival of Guardiola to the City he had to seek other horizons and failed to establish himself in any team. Likewise, he lost his status as a starter in the England National Team.

Pablo Zabaleta– He retired from professional activity in October 2020 when he was 35 years old. He spent nine years at City and ended his career at West Ham. Another of the most beloved in the club.

Zabaleta left City as an idol.  (AFP)

Zabaleta left City as an idol. (AFP)

Vincent kompany: The big captain. He is also retired, but is still linked to football: he is the Anderlecht coach and was polled by Pep to be part of his coaching staff.

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Joleon Lescott: another one who hung up the boots. His time in Manchester lasted six years. Now he is a commentator for the BT Sports network and went so far as to say that he would never have wanted to see Agüero leave the city community.

Gael Clichy: the only one on the defensive line that is still active. At the age of 35, he works for Servette FC in the First Division of the Swiss league and gave two assists so far this season.

Kompany with Yaya Toure.  Two of the most beloved players in the club.  (Reuters)

Kompany with Yaya Toure. Two of the most beloved players in the club. (Reuters)

Gareth Barry: Following the flow of his fellow defenders, he also left football. He won two titles in his entire career and one was the Premier against QPR. In addition to City, he played for Everton, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

Yaya Toure: City fans classify him as one of the three best players of the decade with Kun and David Silva (he spent eight years). Beyond some rumor that linked him to Brazilian football, the reality is that his stage as a footballer is over.

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Samir Nasri: he is a free player and he is looking for a team to prolong his life on a playing field. He is 33 years old and his last experience was in Anderlecht with Kompany. He was involved in extra football problems.

Carlos Tevez: Apache is still in force in Boca, where he is the captain and the key piece of Miguel Ángel Russo’s team. In the City he won three championships and left in a bad way with the fans.

Tevez had his moment of glory in Manchester.  Then it didn't go in the best way.  (EFE)

Tevez had his moment of glory in Manchester. Then it didn’t go in the best way. (EFE)

David Silva: decided to end his time at the club after a decade. Another of the great idols of the institution. He works for Real Sociedad, although he suffered several injuries in the current course of the cycle.

Sergio Aguero: Kun will leave City at the end of June. He scored 257 goals, gave 73 assists and garnered 13 titles. And still dreams of more. From the club they will make a statue for him at the door of the stadium.

Agüero with the 2012 Premier League (Reuters)

Agüero with the 2012 Premier League (Reuters)

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Nigel de Jong: the central midfielder who became famous for kicking Xabi Alonso at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He plays for Al-Shahania SC in the Qatar league.

Edin Dzeko: the center-forward could never assert himself in City because Kun was always in front of him in the consideration of the various technicians. He currently breaks it in Rome.

Mario Balotelli: assisted Agüero in 3-2 against QPR. He got a team at the Italian Monza after six months without being able to reach an agreement with any institution. He played for the best teams in the world, but had problems with each one he was there.

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Mourinho, betting favorite to be fired

The Portuguese watched from the bench as Dinamo Zagreb beat them back from 2-0 in the first leg on Thursday, with a 3-0 win in extra time.

Mourinho, who arrived at Tottenham last season, is the top favorite at British sportsbooks to be the next sacked in the Premier League before the season ends. The Portuguese is ahead of Steve Bruce, who is in a very delicate situation at Newcastle United, and Sam Allardyce, who has West Bromwich Albion on the decline.

Mourinho’s Tottenham are the first English team to fail to take a 2-0 lead to advance from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in 2017, when Monaco beat them 5-3.

The ‘Spurs’ will now only be able to be in the Champions League next season through the Premier League, for which they need to get into the top four. Right now, nine days to go, they are eighth, six points behind the Champions League.

Source: EFE Agency

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