Fambino seemed ready to fill the gap left by Virgil Van Dyke. The Brazilian showed his mood against Ajax.
Liverpool appeared on the pitch in the post-Van Dyke era. The Dutch defender's injury puts him out of action for most of the season. This means that the "Reds" are called to learn to play without their leader on the defensive line.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, as expected, filled the gap of the ferocious defender with Fambino. The Brazilian in his first game - he has played again in the position - as a key stopper was excellent. His collaboration with Gomez was harmonious.
In the first half against Aiada, the Brazilian unfolded all his fighting spirit. The intervention in the sure goal of Ajax says it all…
Zidane: "I have to find a way"
Zinedine Zidane took all the responsibility on himself and stressed that he must immediately find solutions to improve the image of his team!
If nothing else, Shakhtar Donetsk made the big surprise in the first match of the group stage of the Champions League! The team from Ukraine prevailed away from home with 3-2 of Real Madrid! Zinedine Zidane ομάδα's team was left behind with 3-0 early in the match, managed to reduce, but failed to get a positive result. If nothing else, the game image of Madrid was at least… mediocre.
"Especially the first half was quite bad for us. Not so much for my players, as they are the ones who are constantly running on the field. But I did not see this teamwork that I wanted and when that does not happen, then the coach is the only one in charge. At least we managed and reacted a bit in the second half. The children do not deserve such appearances, they are champions, that is why it bothers me. I am responsible and I have to find solutions. "I must try to do that immediately," Zidane told a news conference.
"We did not enter with confidence and suddenly we found ourselves behind the score. We play a game every three days, but that can not be an excuse. I have to find a way so that we can get stronger again. I have a few days to do it. We will see what happens with Barcelona. But we must first see what went wrong in this match. Then we will prepare for El Cl Κsico. We know that this day is approaching, but we will see what will happen until then ", the French coach stated characteristically.
Bruno Fernandes: "It is an honor and a huge privilege"
The Portuguese wore the armband in the victory over Paris (1-2).
Bruno Fernandez was the captain of Manchester United for the first time in the match against Paris and celebrated the victory by scoring a goal with a penalty (1-2).
"It is an honor and a great privilege to be the leader of a team like United. "Keep believing and fighting for your dreams every day, until you can live them," said the Portuguese midfielder.
Intense reflection on Azar
Eden Hazard's absence from the stadiums is expected to be longer than originally estimated by Real's doctors.
At Real, there was intense concern about when the Belgian midfielder will be able to offer his services with the "merenges" again. His muscle injury remains a ... mystery. This is because, Zidane in the press conference he gave on Tuesday (20/10), stated that his return to action will take more time.
Azar has been without training since September 29, the day he was injured, until today and he will hardly be able to offer his services soon. Initially, the club's doctors talked about his return, in the match against Inter on November 3 for the Champions League, however, the data changed again.
At Real, they do not rule out that Azar's long-awaited debut this season will take place after the break of the national teams in November. This means that he will not be available to his coach until the 21-22 of next month. Thus, he will try to be ready for the match of the meringues with Alaves (29/11).
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The Arsenal coach took responsibility for his sideline Ezil
Mesut Ezil is a foreign body for Arsenal, as he was left out of the declared roster for the Premier League. Mikel Arteta spoke about this decision, emphasizing that he assumes responsibility and considers himself fair to the German media.
"My job is to get the best out of every player. I failed with Ezil, so if you want to blame someone, blame me. I honestly take full responsibility. It is a decision of mine. Everyone is free to express their opinion, but I have a clear conscience. "I was fair to him", stressed the coach of the "gunners".
Distinction for Siova
A website published a list of the top 50 center-backs in the world and in ... over half of it was a Greek, Dimitris Siovas from Huesca.
The 32-year-old ace, who in recent years has been playing in La Liga, formerly with Leganes and this year with Huesca, received an… honor from the site, FootballCritic. The latter, taking into account various elements of today, such as the participations and the availability, made the list of the top stoppers and in it is the former ace of Olympiacos. Siovas, in fact, did not enter the last places, but was on the side of the best, since the website gave him No. 23, placing him above players such as De Licht, Coulibaly, Vertonghen, Laport, De Bray, Kier. For the record, at the top he was none other than the, objectively far top of our days, Sergio Ramos.
Renewal of cooperation with Ter Stegen, Pique, De Jong and Langley.
Barcelona announced in a statement the renewal of its cooperation with Ter Stegen, Pique, De Jong and Langley.
Specifically, the Ter Stegen renewed until June 30th 2025, with a release clause reaching 500 million euros. Something similar applies to the clause of Pique who will remain a player of Barcelona until 2024, provided of course he reaches a certain number of participations.
As for de Jong, he agreed to expand until 2026 with a clause of 400 million euros, while finally until 2026, Langley renewed with a clause of 300 million euros.
This ... simultaneous announcement came after the 5-1 win over Ferencvaros and according to the Spanish media, Ter Stegen, De Jong and Langle also signed the agreement for the reduction requested by the management of the Barcelona team. Pique has not signed it but after the agreement in the contract, this is expected to say "yes" to the reduction.
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A move that is interpreted as ... punishment
David Coutt, who was in charge of the VAR and who did not see the Pickford phase with Van Dyke, which led to the serious injury of the Dutch ace from Liverpool, was found out of the Premier League matches.
According to the English media, this referee will not perform VAR duties, nor will he whistle in a Premier League match this weekend, except that he will be fourth in the game between West Ham and Manchester City on Saturday. A move that is interpreted as ... punishment while next week he will be sent to the Championship to perform referee duties.
David Coat was in charge of the VAR in the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool and is being checked for the Pickford phase with Van Dyke that led to the serious injury of the Renz ace and in which he did not see if he should The home side's goalkeeper is shown a red card for dangerous play.
The issue with Paulo Dimbala is considered over at Juventus.
The Italian champions want to keep him in Turin for several more years, closing the door on proposals from other major European football teams and finding a way to overcome the involvement in the negotiations.
The Argentine international striker, who has a proposal for a new contract until 2025, had a verbal incident on Saturday with the athletic director of the Italian champions, Fabio Paratici, as he was on the bench in the game against Crotone.
Dimbala does not seem to have decided on his future, while in England the media claim that Chelsea has already made contacts with his agent, while his case is being watched by Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
"I spoke to Paulo because he was upset that he did not play with Crotone. There is no issue ", said Andrea Pirlo, wanting to close the issue.
Thus, the 26-year-old international striker of Juventus, together with his agent, Pierpaolo Triulgi, is expected to meet again with the management and continue the discussion for his new contract.
Imobile: "We are absolutely satisfied, as… we reached perfection"
The Lazio striker referred to his team's victory over Dortmund for the Champions League group stage premiere.
One of the results that caused a sensation in the premiere of the Champions League, is the victory of Lazio over Dortmund with 3-1. "Lazio" prevailed comfortably in the "eternal city" and the striker of the Italian team, Ciro Immobile, who opened the score in the 6th minute, commented:
"Our return to the Champions League was an incredible feeling. It left us with an excellent. Taste. We are completely satisfied, as με we reached perfection ".
Lazio returned to the top club competition, after an absence of 13 years and shares the top of the group with Bruges, which made the surprise, prevailing in St. Petersburg of Zenit with 2-1. However, in the championship he is disappointing at the moment, as after four games he has collected only four points.