Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus: accounts and results to enter the Champions League

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Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo, for the last effort: on matchday 38 they will look for the golden ticket to the next edition of the UEFA Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo could run out of Champions League 2021/22

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Cristiano Ronaldo could run out of Champions League 2021/22

With a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and a double from Juan Cuadrado, Juventus defeated Inter 3-2 at home and took a fundamental step in the general table of positions in Serie A. Those led by Andrea Pirlo reached 75 points and approached the qualifying positions at Champions League.

It will be luck or truth for Vecchia Signora. On matchday 38 of Calcio, the last of the season, Those from Turin will visit Bologna at the Renato Dall’Ara and will define their destiny in international competitions. In the best of cases, they will participate in the most important contest in the Old Continent but in case of not exceeding a placement in the placements they will have to settle for a ticket to the Europa League.

What does Juventus need to enter the Champions League?

There are two combinations that would put Andrea Pirlo’s men in the next edition of the continental competition. First, getting a victory against Bologna and waiting for an equality or a fall for Napoli against Hellas Verona or Milan against Atalanta. That way he could pass either of them.

Juventus could also dream of a draw. In case of distributing points against those of the Emilia-Romagna region, those of Turin they will have to wait for a Rossoneri defeat. Thus they would be left with the same number of units but with a goal difference in favor of Vecchia Signora.

This is the position table of Serie A in Italy

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Juventus and Liverpool, the greats who are in danger of being left out of an unusual Champions League

Ten years after its last absence in the Champions League, Juventus is playing its qualification to the continental tournament in a dramatic closing of the season, the same risk that Liverpool runs, whose last season without participating in the maximum continental tournament was in 2016-17.

The 2011-12 season marks just the most recent time Juventus was left out of the Champions group stage, when they finished seventh in Serie A in the 2010-11 season.

In turn, Liverpool was eighth in the season 2015-16 season, which made them miss the Champions League in 2016-17.

It is not very common for this to happen in clubs of this caliber, but it is striking that two teams involved in the Super League project have problems qualifying for the Champions League, when what they are looking to do is compete at the highest levels.

Juventus is not dependent on itself. This Saturday he will try to arrive with options for the last day, when he faces the champion Inter Milan, who does not play more than pride and is motivated to leave one of his fiercest rivals out of the Champions League.

His big bet is, in addition to his obligation to win this Saturday, that one of the three teams that overcome him (Atalanta, Milan and Napoli) stumble to reach the last date alive, in which he will face Bologna. Before, on Wednesday 19, they will play the Cup final against Atalanta.

Napoli is the most accessible goal for Juventus, but if the ‘Chucky’ Lozano team wins its two games, the results of Juventus will not matter, which will have to settle for playing the Europa League.

LIVERPOOL DOES DEPEND ON ITSELF
Unlike Juve, Liverpool do have control over their destiny. The advantage is that he has a pending game, which is the one that could give him the fourth place that Chelsea occupies today and which is the one that gives the last ticket to the Champions League.

Two games, against West Brom and Burnley, will be played as a visitor, while the last will be against Crystal Palace. Another advantage? That Chelsea has to play the Champions League Final only one week after the last day in the Premier League, so the pressure could play in favor of Liverpool, which despite everything has nothing assured, since they must win all three matches and what is done in the season does not guarantee that you will achieve it.

PSG Y DORTMUND …
But these ‘rebel’ clubs that sought to join the Super League so as not to ‘battle’ with these problems are not the only cases.

With two games to go to finish Ligue 1, PSG is almost resigned to handing over the title to leader Lille, who leads them by three points and has everything to be crowned.

But downwards he runs a high risk, since in third place is Monaco, at one point, and in fourth is Lyon, three. Any stumbling block can complicate the season for PSG, which qualified for the French Cup Final, but if they were out of the Champions League, they would also break a streak of 10 consecutive seasons by qualifying.

Stade de Reims and Brest will define their future next season.

Less dramatic may be the closure for Borussia Dortmund, which has also been constant in recent seasons in the Champions League, but if it does not retain its current fourth place (58 points), it will be left out of the top European competition, as it only has an advantage by one point to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Thus, the composition of the Champions League would have teams that are not usually so constant, while others would have to settle for the Europa League.

There are currently 13 classified teams -Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Sevilla FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Inter, Sporting CP, Ajax, Zenit and Dinamo Kiev- and that have secured their place in the group stage.

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Referees revealed for the Champions League and Europa League finals

The last match of the UCL has no confirmed host at the moment, while the UEL will be in Gdansk, Poland

The Spanish referee, Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, will referee the final of the Champions League between Manchester City and Chelsea next Saturday, May 29 at headquarters to be confirmed, as announced by the UEFA this Wednesday.

The refereeing team that will lead the referee of the Valencian Committee will be made up of Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez in the WHERE Y Carlos del Cerro Grande as fourth official, together with Pau Cebrián Devis Y Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar as assistants.

Juan Martínez Munuera, Íñigo Prieto López de Cerain and the Polish Pawal Gil will be the assistants of the VAR.

By decision of UEFA Referees Committee Mateu Lahoz, 44, will whistle his first final of Champions after having acted as fourth official in the 2019 final played in Madrid between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

International since 2011 and chosen to participate in the next Eurocup, Matthew has refereed six matches of the Champions League this season, including the first leg of the quarterfinals between the Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

CLÉMENT TURPIN WILL BEEP VILLARREAL VS. MAN. UNITED

The French referee Clement Turpin will direct the final of the Europa League that will face Villarreal and Manchester United on Wednesday, May 26 at the stadium in Gdansk (Poland), as announced this Wednesday by the UEFA Referees Committee.

Turpin, 38, has been an international referee since 2010 and is among those selected by the UEFA to participate in the next Europe.

This season he has refereed seven matches of the Champions League and also the second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League to between the PSV Eindhoven and Olympiacos.

The end of Gdansk It will be the second of a major competition in which the Frenchman will intervene, after having acted as fourth official of the final of the Champions League 2018 between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Kiev.

The refereeing team that will accompany Turpin on Poland will be made up of his compatriots Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore as assistants.

Slovenian Slavko Vinčić will be the fourth official and the French François Letexier will act as VAR, assisted by his compatriots Jérôme Brisard and Benjamin Pages and the Dutch Paulus van Boekel.

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win the Premier, over Champions

City won, without playing, the Premier League title, thanks to the defeat of Manchester United

Pep Guardiola achieved, which he has repeated on several occasions, his main objective: the Premier League. It is even more important for the coach than lifting the Champions League. Manchester City, the club led by the Catalan strategist, became champion without playing, thanks to Manchester United’s defeat against Leicester City.

City will also face the team of Thomas Tuchel at the end of the Champions League on May 29, However, Guardiola said the domestic championship trophy is a jackpot.

“I have always said that the Premier League is the most important title,” Guardiola said in a press conference prior to the meeting against the ‘Blues’ at the weekend. “I would say that, financially for the club, qualification for the Champions League is perhaps the most important title.

“But there is no doubt what is most important. Of course, the Champions League is so special, it is beautiful, but this [la Premier League] it means consistency and many things. “

Al City He has three games left, but he has already achieved the points they need to lift the title, remaining 10 behind Manchester United, with three days remaining to be played in the Premier League, that is, there are only nine points left in dispute.

There are still three weeks to Final de Champions League in Istanbul, but Guardiola I was hoping to finish the Premier League as fast as possible.

“I don’t think about the Champions League final because we don’t have the Premier League in our hands,” Guardiola added before winning the title.

“When we have the Premier League, our mind will be at the end of the Champions League, and everything will be related to the final “.

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Champions League final will be played in London or Lisbon

UEFA seeks alternatives for Chelsea vs. Manchester City due to increase in COVID cases Istanbul, originally scheduled venue

The Final from Champions League between Manchester City and the Chelsea May 29 will take place in London or Lisbon. According to sources consulted by ESPN, the UEFA has identified the two cities as alternative locations to Istanbul due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the Turkish city.

A decision on the new venue for the game is expected within the next 24 hours with the UEFA determined to ensure clarity for the two clubs and their supporters.

While sources have told ESPN that he Wembley Stadium is the favorite option of the UEFA to organize the game, but so far the UK government has not relaxed its regulations requiring arrivals to the country to quarantine for 10 days. Which makes it impossible for Final from Champions League relocates to London because up to 2,000 employees and sponsors of the UEFAIn addition to international broadcast rights holders, they need to be in the game.

As reported ESPN On Friday, the UK government’s decision to put Turkey on its travel red list forced the UEFA to find a new host place for the Final English due to the need for all arrivals from Turkey to the UK are quarantined in an airport hotel for 10 days. There are no exemptions to UK law, which means that all players and coaching staff at the two clubs would be quarantined upon return to England.

Play the game in Wembley would ensure that up to 25,000 fans of the City and the Chelsea they could attend the big game.

Sources have told ESPN that UEFA is still in talks with the UK government and the English Football Association in an effort to find a breakthrough that will allow the game to be played in Wembley.

On the other hand, Portugal is included in the green list of the United Kingdom, which allows travel without quarantine between the two nations and the UEFA has identified Lisbon as the backup option in case the UK government refuses to relax its restrictions.

Benfica’s Estadio da Luz hosted the Final 2019-20 between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain after the match was removed from Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The José Alvalade Stadium, home to Sporting Lisbon, also hosted games in last season’s Round of 16 competition.

Porto’s Dragao Stadium has been reported as an option for the Final this season, but sources have told ESPN that the complex is not large enough to cope with the demand for a Final from Champions League and that the lack of hotel accommodation in the city would also be a problem.

Wembley is still the preferred solution, but the UEFA you will need a quick change of address from the UK.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus denounce threats and pressure from UEFA and defend the creation of the Superliga

BARCELONA – Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Juventus went on the attack this Saturday through a joint statement in which they denounced “pressure and threats” from UEFA against them due to their commitment to keeping the creation of the European Super League on the ground and They maintained that they feel legitimized by the courts in response to the note published a day earlier by the highest continental body.

UEFA, which was congratulated that Arsenal, AC Milan, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Internazionale, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur backed down in the pulse and signed a document by which they were reintegrated into the body, discarding Any adventure aside, he sent a serious warning to the three remaining clubs, not ruling out harsher disciplinary measures against them if they maintained their initial postulates, to which Madrid, Barça and Juve did not take long to reply, considering that, within the scope of cordiality and conversations for the sake of football cannot be threatened.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, in fact, warned that the body will take “all the measures it deems appropriate against the clubs that have so far refused to resign from the so-called Super League. The matter will be quickly referred to the competent disciplinary bodies” of the organism, not ruling out that among these measures the hardest could be to sanction dissident clubs of European competitions for two years.

The full text shared by the three clubs is as follows:

“In relation to the statement issued on May 7 by UEFA regarding the Super League and the position adopted by 9 of its founding clubs, Fútbol Club Barcelona, ​​Juventus de Turin and Real Madrid Club de Fútbol state the following: (I) The founding clubs of the Super League have received – and continue to receive – pressure, threats and offenses to abandon the project and their responsibility and right to provide solutions to the football ecosystem through concrete proposals resulting from constructive dialogue. This is unacceptable in a state of law and the Courts have already ruled on the Super League project, ordering FIFA and UEFA, categorically, to refrain while the judicial procedure is being processed, directly or through their affiliated entities, from carrying out any action that may penalize the founding clubs or that goes against the Super League, thus recognizing the appearance of good law of said initiative. (II) The Super League project was designed jointly by its 12 founding clubs: to. in order to provide solutions to the unsustainable situation currently facing the football family; The 12 founding clubs, as well as various players in European football, have expressed their deep concern at the current socio-economic situation, considering that it is essential to undertake structural reforms aimed at guaranteeing the sustainability of our sport. Therefore, on April 18, the 12 founding clubs announced their desire to create the Super League and to establish a communication channel with UEFA and FIFA, in a constructive and collaborative spirit between the parties, as notified to them. on that date;

b. from the utmost respect to the current structures of football and its ecosystem; In this sense, the founding clubs expressly agreed that the Super League would only take place if said competition was recognized by UEFA and / or FIFA or if, by virtue of the applicable legal system, it was recognized as a competition compatible for all purposes with continuity. of the founding clubs in their respective national competitions. However, despite being aware of these terms, UEFA and FIFA have refused to establish any adequate communication channel; and c. to bring financial stability to the entire European football family, currently affected by a deep crisis that threatens the survival of many clubs; Proof of this is the commitment made by the Super League to pay annual solidarity payments that materially multiply those offered by UEFA, and the obligation to reinforce the rules of financial sustainability by creating a clear, transparent and effective control system verified by experts. (III) The Super League was understood by the 12 founding clubs as a unique opportunity to offer fans around the world the best possible show and increase global interest in the sport, which faces new generational trends that threaten Her future. On the other hand, its main objective was also to promote women’s football globally, a historic opportunity for its promotion. (IV) We are fully aware of the diversity of reactions, in very different areas, that the Super League initiative has produced and, consequently, of the need to reflect on the reasons that have generated these reactions and to reconsider the proposed approach as necessary. However, we would incur serious irresponsibility if, being aware of the needs and systemic crisis of the football sector, a circumstance that led us to announce the Super League, we abandoned our mission to provide effective and sustainable solutions and answers to the issues that threaten the world. football.

(V) We deeply regret that our friends and founding partners of the Super League project find themselves immersed in an incoherent – and inconsistent – position after assuming certain commitments with UEFA yesterday. However, given that the material problems that led the 12 clubs to announce the Super League a few weeks ago have not disappeared, we reiterate that, out of respect for our history, for our responsibility to our partners and fans, for the financial sustainability of the sport and for the good of football, we have a duty to act responsibly and to persevere in the search for solutions, despite the unacceptable pressure and threats that we continue to receive from UEFA. (VI) In conclusion, we reiterate to FIFA, UEFA and all football players, as we have done on several occasions since the announcement of the Super League, our commitment and firm will to debate, with due respect, without entirely intolerable pressure and with respect for the rule of law, the most appropriate solutions to the sustainability of the entire football family. “

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FA negotiates with UEFA for the Champions Final to be played in the United Kingdom

The British federation seeks that the duel between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29 will be played in England

The British Football Federation (FA) negotiate with UEFA so that the Final from Champions League, who will face Chelsea Y Manchester City, will be played in England on May 29, after the planned venue in Istanbul (Turkey) was included by the United Kingdom on its travel red list.

The British Transport Minister Grant Shapps acknowledged at a press conference that his government “had to put Turkey on the red list”, which implies that travel there is only allowed under very exceptional circumstances and those who return from that country must comply with a quarantine of ten isolated days in hotels arranged by the authorities.

“We are open to host the final, but it is the decision of the UEFA“, stressed Shapps, before recalling that the United Kingdom is already allowing some fans, in limited capacity, to football matches.

According to the minister, “given that there are two English clubs, we are waiting to see what the UEFA.

Shapps reiterated that fan travel to Istanbul would not be allowed to witness the game as Turkey is on the red list.

Current restrictions force anyone returning from a red list country, including elite athletes, to be quarantined for 10 days in a hotel at a cost of £ 1,750.

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“Winning the Premier League is more important than the Champions League”

City have four games left to get the points they need to lift the title, which is two

Pep Guardiola assured that winning the Premier League is more important than lifting the Champions League. Manchester City, the club coached by the Catalan strategist, can seal their third England title in four years if they beat Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

City will also face the team of Thomas Tuchel at the end of the Champions League on May 29, However, Guardiola said the domestic championship trophy is a jackpot.

“I have always said that the Premier League is the most important title,” Guardiola said at a press conference prior to the match against the ‘Blues’. “I would say that, financially for the club, qualification for the Champions League is perhaps the most important title.

“But there is no doubt what is most important. Of course, the Champions League is so special, it is beautiful, but this [la Premier League] it means consistency and many things. “

“We have four games left to get two points, a victory, and tomorrow is our first game. We are going to try to get it.”

Al City has four games left to score the points they need to lift the title, while Chelsea, fourth in the table, will likely fight for a place in the top four until last weekend.

There are still three weeks to Final de Champions League in Istanbul, but Guardiola wait to finish the Premier League as fast as possible.

“I don’t think about the Champions League final because we don’t have the Premier League in our hands,” Guardiola added.

“When we have the Premier LeagueHopefully tomorrow then our mind will be on the end of the Champions League, and everything will be related to the final. I’m so cautious, I think if you don’t have it, you better not talk about it.

“We still need points and we have to get them as soon as possible to celebrate the title.”

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Champions League final, the British government: “No fans in Istanbul”

Turkey will enter the UK red list, which will not allow the presence of fans: the government would like to have them play in England.

Not only the fans of the two teams, but also British politicians and health authorities have asked the UEFA to move the final of Champions League, between Manchester City e Chelsea, from Istanbul to England.

The venue for the Champions League final should in fact be Istanbul, with Turkey being put on the red list by the United Kingdom.

Speaking at a press conference, the transport secretary Grant Shapps announced that fans will not go to Turkey and confirmed that the English Football Association has approached UEFA asking if the match could be moved to England.

“I’m afraid we will have to put Turkey on the red list. This will have a number of consequences. First of all, as far as the Champions League is concerned, the fans shouldn’t go to Turkey. The FA is discussing this with UEFA. We are very open to it. to host the final, but in the end it is a decision that belongs to UEFA. “

These are the words of Grant Shapps. Meanwhile, Aston Villa turned to FA and UEFA to offer Villa Park as the venue for the next Champions League final and thus avoid the need for around 8,000 English fans to travel to Turkey for the event. However, it doesn’t seem like a viable route at the moment.

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FA negotiates with UEFA for the Champions Final to be played in the United Kingdom

The British federation seeks that the duel between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29 will be played in England

The British Football Federation (FA) negotiate with UEFA so that the Final from Champions League, who will face Chelsea Y Manchester City, will be played in England on May 29, after the planned venue in Istanbul (Turkey) was included by the United Kingdom on its travel red list.

The British Transport Minister Grant Shapps acknowledged at a press conference that his government “had to put Turkey on the red list”, which implies that travel there is only allowed under very exceptional circumstances and those who return from that country must comply with a quarantine of ten isolated days in hotels arranged by the authorities.

“We are open to host the final, but it is the decision of the UEFA“, stressed Shapps, before recalling that the United Kingdom is already allowing some fans, in limited capacity, to football matches.

According to the minister, “given that there are two English clubs, we are waiting to see what the UEFA.

Shapps reiterated that fan travel to Istanbul would not be allowed to witness the game as Turkey is on the red list.

Current restrictions force anyone returning from a red list country, including elite athletes, to be quarantined for 10 days in a hotel at a cost of £ 1,750.

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