Significant absences for Ole Gunnar Solskier's team in the Paris match.
With very important absences, Manchester United traveled to Paris, for the premiere of the Champions League groups against the French champions.
Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskj δενr does not count on Edinson Cavani and Harry Maguire, with both players being considered unprepared by the team's coach, while Mason Greenwood, who also has an injury problem, is out.
Instead, the young Uruguayan winger, Facudo Pelistri, was included in the selection.
Klopp for Van Dyke: "We will wait for him"
Klopp's incredible attack on Van Dyke
Jürgen Klopp's incredible attack on Virgil Van Dyke's injury and his recovery period.
"We will wait for him like a good wife waits when her husband is in prison," said the Liverpool coach, commenting on the length of time it will take for the Dutch center-back to return to action.
UEFA is considering a Champions League with 36 teams in the groups
According to an exclusive report by the English Telegraph, the European federation is considering the possibility of changing the format of the Champions League groups with the parallel increase of the teams to 36!
UEFA is considering a radical change in the way the Champions League is conducted, according to an exclusive report by the English Telegraph. According to the English newspaper, the European federation is thinking of increasing the number of teams that will play in the groups from 2024 to 25 from the 32-36 season, wanting to satisfy the clubs that are pushing for even more teams and more matches.
Under the new plan, each group that qualifies for the groups will play 10 games (out of the current 6), which means that UEFA is considering a completely new format with 6 groups of 6 teams.
At the moment, the plan is still at a theoretical level, but as it is emphasized, the leading European clubs are already looking at the changes with a positive eye and have given their approval in terms of their implementation.
Kuman: "I believe Messi can perform better"
The coach of "blaugrana" spoke at the press conference in view of Ferencvaros, commenting on the performance he expects from Messi.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman spoke about the situation of his team in the press conference ahead of the match with Ferencvaros for the UEFA Champions League groups.
"When you are in Barcelona you have to play to win titles, both in the league and in Europe. But there are more strong teams and we have to show it. "After what has happened, we are not the first favorite for the Champions League, but we can go far", commented the Dutchman, who also referred to the performance of Lionel Messi.
"I think his performance can be better, but seeing him day after day, he is happy and I know he is training well. He is focused, he wants to be the leader and to play. No complaints. "I have no doubt about him", he stressed for the Argentine star.
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Pirlo: "I talked to Dimbala, as I do with everyone"
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo referred to Paulo Dimbala and his nerves, after not playing in the last game, against Crotone.
The Argentine did not play in this match, but Andrea Pirlo is expected to have him in the premiere of the Champions League groups, against Dinamo Zagreb.
The Italian coach referred to Dimbala, who was reported to have had an incident with the head of the football department, Fabio Paratici, after the end of the match with Crotone.
"I talked to Dimbala, as I do with everyone. He was a little annoyed that he did not play with Crotone, but you have to remember that he had not played in the last three months. He spent ten days in his room in Argentina taking medication because he was not playing. I took him with me to Crotone to let him play for a few minutes, but unfortunately I could not do it. "He is available and we will see what we do," Pirlo said.
He has changed level with Bruno Fernandes
More than happy is the Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, who will wear the captain's armband on his arm.
Since he went to Manchester United, Bruno Fernandez has changed his level. He has uploaded it. The experienced midfielder did not need time to adjust to show his quality.
It did not take him long to learn the new tricks and new customs of the "red devils". Within a few weeks he became the absolute protagonist of the English. Not only for the goals he scored. But mainly for his appearances with them.
Thanks to the Portuguese midfielder Ole Gunnar Solskier saw the circulation of the game become more effective. Faster. More immediate. The time passed and so it was not long before he gained the trust of his teammates. Something that brought the captain's armband on his arm and he will wear it for the first time in the upcoming Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain.
Things are not going so well for Manchester United - for the time being at least - in England. However, the "red devils" want to repent.
How; With the course and the results they will do in the Champions League. The beginning is against the finalist of last year's final. Paris Saint-Germain. Not an easy test for Bruno Fernandes and his teammates. Although the Portuguese midfielder believes that he will be able to bring out the best in his teammates, being for the first time the leader of the English team.
Something that he showed with statements he made a few hours before the match with the Parisians and how important it is for him to wear the armband of the captain of Manchester United on his arm.
"I really did not expect that. Being the captain of Manchester United is something very important. But everyone needs to be leaders. Every player is different when he has to take the lead in the team. The game with Paris Saint-Germain has nothing to do with me, but with the team in general ", the words of the experienced midfielder.
Allison returned to training
Allison Becker has started individual training with Liverpool and is now well on his way to returning to action.
Good news for Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp, after the shock with the serious injury of Van Dyke. This is because Allison Becker returned to training.
The Brazilian goalkeeper resumed individual training with the "reds" and is now on a very good path to return to action.
The 28-year-old had a shoulder injury before the game with Aston Villa, with Adrian replacing him. There is optimism on the part of Liverpool for the return of Allison in early November.
However, according to reports, it is not ruled out that he will return earlier, specifically to the game with West Ham on October 31.
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Six weeks out of Odingaard
The Real Madrid ace was injured in the game with Cadiz and after an examination he was found to have suffered a severe fracture in the calf.
Real Madrid will be deprived of Martin Odengaard's services for the next six weeks.
The Real Madrid ace was injured in the game with Cadiz and after tests he did today, it was found that he has suffered a severe fracture in the calf.
Doctors estimate that the recovery time will rise to six weeks, which means that he will lose the "queen" games in the first matches of the Champions League.
The "Wolves" are preparing to "tie" Traore
The "Wolves" are preparing to double Traore's salary, in order to reject offers from Liverpool and Barcelona.
With his appearances for the Wolves and the Spanish national team, Adama Traore has attracted the interest of many big European teams, with the most intense one from Liverpool and Barcelona.
For this reason, according to the "Sun", the "Wolves" are preparing to "tie" their player by making him an offer that will reach 110.000 euros per week, turning him into one of the highest paid rosters.
According to the publication, this is a doubling of Traore's salary, with the negotiations between the two sides being on the right track for a new four-year contract.
Mourinho for Bale: "The decision not to play as a key player was a good decision"
Gareth Bale returned to the English courts and played in the last 20 minutes of the match Tottenham-West Ham, where the "hammers" achieved an ... epic upset, as by the 82nd minute they lost 3-0 and finally tied at 3-3!
The Welsh midfielder of Tottenham took the place of Bergwin in the 72nd minute, although many believed that since he was ready to play, he would get a basic jersey.
However, Jose Mourinho has a different opinion ...
"The decision not to play as a key player was a good decision," the Portuguese coach commented, adding: "I showed him that he does not have a certain position waiting for him. "In this team, everyone has to fight for their place."
Cande remains in the "blue"
The French midfielder decided to stay in the "blues", despite the intense interest of the big teams.
Engolo Cade had been heard in several transfer scenarios for many European teams. In fact, the specific reports "ignited" more when there was a rumor that the international midfielder had broken with the coach of the English club, Frank Lampard.
According to "Le10 Sport", all this is denied, as the 29-year-old midfielder has decided to stay at Chelsea. In particular, the interest of Inter and Real Madrid may have been quite intense, but he wants to continue wearing the "blue" of the Londoners.
Recall that the international ace has been in London since the summer of 2016, when he received a transfer of 35,8 million euros from Leicester. In total, he has 11 goals and seven assists in a period of 176 appearances while he is 42 times international with France.
Pioli: "I think he is a very smart man"
The Milan coach referred to the start of his team in Serie A, however clarified what the favorite is.
Milan has started impressively this season as it counts four victories in an equal number of games in the league. The coach of the team, Stefano Pioli, spoke about this good start, showing his satisfaction.
However, he clarified that the favorite to win the championship is Juventus. In fact, he referred with the best words for the coach of the "bianconero", Andrea Pirlo, saying that he has a lot of mind and that the absences are not what he does not perform as the Italian club would like.
He said in detail: "We have made an important start for the championship, we are satisfied, but we will have to face many difficulties: for me, to be ambitious means to think about the next match. "Now we are focused on the Europa League, then we will see."
He then referred to both Andrea Pirlo and Juventus:
"I think he is a very smart man and he will find every possible solution. We are at the beginning of the season, they had their absences and difficulties and when you start a new cycle you need time, even if football does not give. "But I'm sure they remain favorites for the scudetto."