English wins in the UEFA Europa League

The group stage of the UEFA Europa League has started, a competition that has three great English contenders looking to win the European trophy.

After unfavorable results for all of them in the last day of the Premier League, with the defeats suffered by Arsenal and Leicester City, added to the catastrophic draw of Tottenham Hotspur, it only remained to see if they could turn the tide and smile on the Europa League night.

Rapid Vienna 1-2 Arsenal

With six changes from the team that fell 1-0 to Manchester City, those led by Mikel Arteta suffered some stretches of the game due to the rotation of the usual starting eleven.

Although they had the dominance of possession, the ideas were clouded near the rival goal and they looked too predictable. As the minutes passed, the left wing, with Saka as the flag, began to grow for Arsenal, although without too much danger.

A handful of occasions followed one another for the opening of the scoreboard by the Londoners, while the locals hardly disturbed Bernd Leno.

Minutes after the start of the complement, Taxiarchis Fountas appeared to capitalize on a gross error in the visitor’s defense. As if nothing had happened Leno failed again a few moments later, but Fountas missed the chance to double the lead.

Understanding that they had to gain more weight on offense, Arteta quickly sent Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Héctor Bellerín onto the field. Thanks to the substitutions, Arsenal began to corner their rival and, with an exquisite cross from Pepe and a header from David Luiz, managed to equalize the score.

Already with 1-1, the ‘Gunners‘they went for the three points, and they got it thanks to Arteta’s changes. After another error by Leno at the exit, the next play Bellerin appeared with a back pass so that Aubameyang could define alone.

Little more was left to add and Arsenal ended up with a victory that, although it had to come back, it helps them to start on the right foot in a competition where many of their guns will target.

Tottenham 3-0 LASK

Seven years later and in a different stadium, Gareth Bale started a game again with the Tottenham Hotspur shirt. After the failed debut against West Ham, a match that Mourinho’s men ended up equaling 3-3 after winning 3-0, the Welshman was facing a great opportunity to be more current than ever.

Joe Hart, the unforgettable goalkeeper for Manchester City and the England National Team, also made his Tottenham jersey debut in this match, while Vinicius replaced Harry Kane as striker.

Gareth Bale commanded the attacks of the London squad, but Argentine Erik Lamela also had a good start, combining in his sector with Sergio Reguilón.

After the first quarter of an hour, Vinicius assisted his compatriot, Lucas Moura so that the Spurs managed to open the scoring. A few minutes later, Bale managed to sneak into the rival defense and Andrade ended up pushing the ball into his own goal to bring two the advantage of the English.

The complement was an extension of what had already been seen in the first half, with Tottenham’s third goal closer than a possible LASK discount. Heung Min Son replaced Bale at the end of the game hour, and it was the South Korean himself who sentenced the final score to 3-0, with a subtle hand-to-hand definition between the legs of the rival goalkeeper.

Leicester City 3-0 Zorya

After the great campaign carried out by the ‘Foxes‘In the last season, it was time for the debut in the UEFA Europa League for those led by Brendan Rodgers, with a game that was more than approved.

From the first minute, both teams shuffled according to their real possibilities, with Leicester City widely dominating the possession and Zorya retracted near their goal, trying to repel the onslaught of the premises.

Resistance broke within half an hour with James Maddison pushing the ball for 1-0. At the end of the first half, Harvey Barnes appeared, following a great assist from Iheanacho, to increase Leicester’s lead.

Little changed in the second half and 3-0 was sentenced with Iheanacho himself marking his name in the final score. In this way, Leicester City added their first three European points since their participation in the UEFA Champions League in the 2016/17 season, when they reached the quarter-finals.


José Mourinho continues to give away games and received many criticisms

The feat achieved yesterday by the West Ham it was very good. The British box fell in their encounter against the Tottenham by 3 points to 0 and only won the minute 25 on the electronic. It seemed that a beating of scandal was coming, but the sensations of that first half were nothing more than a mirage that was not what would end up happening at all. David Moyes’s team came back from the match in less than 10 minutes, scored 3 goals and saved a point for which he is very much to blame Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach was the great object of criticism from the press and fans of the Spurs, who did not give credit to what happened with his team in the face of the European aspirations of the English team. And the thing is, no matter how long it takes, Mou continues to have two main problems in his teams:

1. what The Special One always reacts the same way before a team that rises to their beards. If one team dominates yours, you can try to counteract that in a number of ways. One of them is the one Mourinho always uses: to back down, hang from the crossbar and wait for the storm to come. Do not mark you and keep the result. And this is a logical mindset in teams that are constantly outmatched. It is logical if in 9 out of 10 games the opponent is predictably better than you, but when you train top European clubs … The approach falls short.

2. We are talking about a technician with very old-fashioned game ideas. Soccer advances, improves and changes over time. If you are a professional of this and you remain immobile above all it is a process of change, you become obsolete. And that is what happens to a Mou whose greatest achievements reside in the past decade or in the beginning of this one, which has not added anything more remarkable than the account for 6 years.

A very tough comeback since we are talking about 3 goals in 10 minutes of a match that was absolutely won by the Spurs. But it is not by chance, and in North London they knew the advantages and disadvantages of the arrival of a technician like this when they got rid of Mauricio Pochettino, the main architect of this project.


Bale’s goals in Tottenham training

Gareth Bale is very close to playing his first game of the season with Tottenham, after arriving injured on loan from Real Madrid for the 2020/21 season.

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The Welsh player showed his best version in the last training session of the London team, leaving behind the knee problems that he had dragged on since his departure from Real Madrid was closed.

El Tottenham se enfrenta al West Ham next Sunday 18 (17:30 Spanish time) and Bale could debut in his second stage as a spur.


The 10 most trolled players in the Premier League revealed

On the controversial list there are players from City, Arsenal, United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has stood out for his performance on the pitch with the English club, but now he also stands out for being the most trolled player in that country’s football.

According to an investigation carried out between the months of August and September, the attacker is the player with the most attention in this regard within the Premier League.

Marcus Rashford leads the relationship by accumulating a total of 28.5 percent of negative messages on Twitter and thus surpasses elements such as Raheem Sherling, Gabriel Jesús, Harry Kane and David Luiz.

In the relationship, Raheem Sterling has 24.7 percent (Manchester City), Gabriel Jesús 22 (Manchester City), Harry Kane is with 21.4 (Tottenham), Dele Alli el 20.9 (Tottenham), Mesut Ozil el 18.9 (Arsenal), David Luiz with 18.5 (Arsenal), Virgil Van Dijk on 16 (Liverpool), Thiago Silva with 15.8 (Chelsea) and David De Gea ranks 10th with 15.2 (Manchester United).

For now, Rashford He seeks to maintain his level with the English team, after in the 2019-2020 campaign he stood out for his scoring ability, which has allowed him to be a permanent member of the English team.

Currently, Marcus Rashford is concentrated with the representative of his country to face Belgium on October 11 and Denmark on October 14, both within the League of Nations.


Tottenham rubs hands: Bale is already training

Smiling, between jokes and with a lot of desire. The first images of Gareth Bale in a training of Tottenham They appeal to fans of the British side, who are already rubbing their hands over how the Welsh forward will perform on his return to the club.

Beside Jose Mourinho and to the footballers who did not attend their appointments with the National Team, Bale jumped onto the grass for the first time to complete the first session after the injury that deprived him of enjoying it after his signing.

It’s back“Tottenham published. A tweet that soon exceeded the 18.000 ‘likes’ after its publication. The Premier and the fans of the London team have looking forward to their reunion with the ‘Cardiff Express’.

He did not go with the Welsh National Team to be able to recover from your physical problems And, as his club now put it, he is already recovered. Now you must catch the tone of the competition rhythm.

You will have time for this. Tottenham’s next game is set for the next October 18, day on which José Mourinho’s men will be measured at West Ham. The date on the calendar for Gareth.


The ideal XI of the 2020 transfer market, according to advanced stats

The transfers that the market has generated can also be evaluated from the prism of ‘big data’. Advanced statistics have certain scales to measure the performance and level of footballers. The laboratory ProFootballDB it does so from the ELO value, a value adopted from chess and that even FIFA uses.

The ELO is calculated taking into account variables such as the difficulty of the matches, rivals, competitions, impacts in moments of maximum pressure, decisive goals and assists, key plays, offensive and defensive contribution … The higher the ELO, the higher the level of a footballer. This value rewards consistency and sustained performance, even though it is continually reviewed and updated.

According to the ELO, this is the ideal XI of the transfer market summer 2020.

Barkas – 79 ELO

From AEK of Athens to Celtic of Glasgow.

Matt Doherty – 86 ELO

From Wolves to Tottenham.

Rúben Dias – 84 ELO

Del Benfica to Manchester City.

Thiago Silva – 83 ELO

Del PSG al Chelsea.

Alex Telles – 83 ELO

From Porto to Manchester United.

Hakim Ziyech – 88 ELO

Del Ajax al Chelsea.

Dani Parejo – 84 ELO

From Valencia to Villarreal.

Thiago Alcántara – 84 ELO

Del Bayern a Liverpool.

Kai Havertz – 88 ELO

Del Bayer Leverkusen al Chelsea.

Luis Suarez – 92 ELO

From Barcelona to Atlético de Madrid.

Timo Werner – 93 ELO

Del RB Leipzig al Chelsea.


Four advanced signings in the market

We entered the last 48 hours with many operations in the air. Frantic moments are coming with many last minute movements that can be made and others that will be left behind. We analyze four of the hottest rumors of the last hours.

– Theo Walcott (Southampton): A well-known name at the premiere who was a real dagger in his day with Arsenal. Now at Everton he is not living his best moment and he could head to Southampton in these last hours of the market.

– Samuel Umtiti (Naples): The French center-back has not just found a destination and time is running out. Napoli is the last team he is linked with, but it seems like a complex operation to close it in record time.

– Mouctar Diakhaby (West Ham): The defender of Valencia has exhausted his credit in Mestalla and needs a change of scenery. His bad performances hurt him in the face of his public image and now he could look for a new destination at the premiere in which to find peace again.

– Rudiger (Tottenham): Mourinho’s team is one of the four bidding for the Chelsea defender. It won’t be easy to close the deal, but the Spurs seem well positioned to put all the meat on the grill until the end.


An MVP bathroom, many penalties and a viral goal

The Carabao Cup never leaves anyone indifferent, either by the visits of large first division clubs to small stadiums with the typical english environment of fish & chips, or for the clashes in fields where the beers are thrown with the latest technology of internal filling taps.

  • Going to the bathroom is important

The celebration of the round of 16 of the league cup began with a main course, no starters. Tottenham y Chelsea faced off in a London derby with old acquaintances on the benches, such as Mourinho y Lampard. The Portuguese defended themselves on their court, waiting for their moment (and taking into account the European game they played two days later), but the moment was Werner. The German scored the blue goal in the 19th minute, although it did not help Chelsea to be calm, as the Spurs woke up in the second half. The curious note left her Dier, who had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the crash, and Mou went for him after one against Chelsea. Lamela got the award for perseverance and equalized the tie, to take it shortly after to penalties. At the maximum penalty, almost all the shots were to the right of the goalkeepers, but it was not decided until the last, when Mount erró, left his club out of competition and made the debut of the new goalkeeper, Mendy, outside bittersweet.

One of those more unequal shocks that usually occur was the Newport County contra el Newcastle. The magpies had the classification in their hand looking at the statistics, but in football it is not everything. Abrahams scored within five minutes for exiles, something not equaled Newcastle until 87 ‘, with Shelvey. Penalties were decided on the sixth shot, due to the Cooper’s ruling and Longstaff’s annotation, for the pass to the magpies quarters.

  • Two from Manchester and three from Calvert-Lewin

The next match day held a Burnley contra Manchester City. Those of Turf Moor raised a crash leaving the ball to those of Guardiola, as usual, and held up very well thanks to the Peacock-Farrell stops; however, the quality of the cityzens prevailed, and with a Raheem Sterling’s double and Ferran Torres’ scoring debut in the sky blues, they made it to the next round of the tournament.

During the development of the previous round, the Brighton & Hove Albion against the other Manchester, United. Those of Graham Potter did not flatten against those of Solskjaer, and they had sections of dominance, but they did not certify it with shots between the three suits of Dean Henderson. McTominay, meanwhile, opened the scoring on the brink of rest, and Juan Mata and Paul Pogba finish off the gulls options on a rainy night at Amex Stadium.

Another level duel that did not go wrong at that time of dinner was the visit of West Ham to Goodison Park. The hammers were determined to repeat the performance against the Wolves of days ago in the league (4-0), but the toffees they stormed Randolph’s goal from the beginning. The usual at Everton, Calvert-Lewin made it 1-0, and when they were promised very happily, Snodgrass laid the tables thanks to his goal. The local team responded within 10 minutes via Richarlison, Y Calvert-Lewin, not satisfied with a single goal, scored two more to get a hat-trick, take the ball home and have the press fill the headlines with his name the next morning.

  • Benrahma pipes and Leno stops

The one that would be in the news on Thursday of the cup would be Said Benrahma, who delighted the entire soccer world with a great play, spout included, to scores in his team’s game, the Brentford, contra el Fulham. In addition to this ‘delicatessen’, he added another goal, which, together with that of his partner Marcus Fross, they sent Scott Parker’s men back home, eliminated by a 3-0 with a rival they know from the Premier League promotion playoff final.

Another of the meetings between clubs of different categories (one of the few at this stage of the tournament) was the Aston Villa contra Stoke City. Those of Birmingham monopolized the ball during the clash, in addition to the chances, but those of Stoke were no less despite being in the second division. The Welsh, Sam Vokes scored the only goal of the tie to send Stoke City to the quarterfinals, making it one of only two teams from outside the Premier League to reach these crosses.

The last game reserved us a new face to face between two well known lately. Liverpool and Arsenal repeated days later on the same stage, Anfield, but with different interests. Those of Klopp came out with quite a few changes, and thus give minutes to the less usual, while Arteta put an eleven that could be the headline, except for the loss of Aubameyang, who was not even summoned. The porters gave a recital During the regulatory 90 minutes, both Adrián San Miguel and, especially, Bernd Leno. The German saved the Londoners with seven saves and sent the game to penalties. From eleven meters, no one seemed eager to fail, until Adrián stopped the ball to Elneny. The reds did not take advantage and Origi sent the ball to the hands of Leno. Finally, Wilson missed the launch and, amidst the laughter of Pépé and Maitland-Niles, the gunners secured their place in the quarterfinals final of the Carabao Cup and his streak in cup tournaments.