Boris Johnson seems to have decided to allow the fans to return to English stadiums in the last game of the Premier League!
It seems that the fans in England will return to the stadiums in the last game of the Premier League!
In particular, according to reports, including SkySports, Boris Johnson seems to have decided to open the doors to sporting events from May 17, which means that the last games of the league on the 23rd of the same month will be held with people!
No, of course… sold out, but, as reported by the same publications, with 25% of the capacity of each stadium! In other words, about 10.000 people are expected in the big stadiums.
We remind you that a small number of fans were allowed to enter certain English stadiums, but in December, when the new lockdown was announced, it also stopped.
For the record, Manchester City, which is now a big favorite to win the title, is playing its last game with Everton at the '' Etihad '', so -coronally allowed- it can celebrate the cup with its fans!
With absences Atletico against Chelsea
Without Jimenez, Carasco, Vrsaliko and the punished Tripier, Atletico will host Chelsea on Tuesday (23/2) for the "16" of the Champions League.
With significant absences, Atletico Madrid will host Chelsea on Tuesday (23/2, 22:00) in their first match for the "16" of the Champions League.
Specifically, the names of the injured Karasko, Vrsaliko and Jimenez are missing from the 21-member mission announced by the "Rochiblancos" for the match. As well as Tripier who remains punished (for his involvement in betting).
In detail, Atletico's mission: Grbic, Oblak, Roman, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Garcia, Ricard, Kontogbia, Torreira, Koke, Saul, Lemar, Giorente, Vitolo, Felix, Suarez, Cape.
Flick: "I expect the team to be very motivated"
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick rang the bell for the Champions League match against Lazio.
The two consecutive unsuccessful results in the Bundesliga (3-3 draw with Arminia Bielefeld and 2-1 defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt) have struck a στην bell in Bayern ahead of tomorrow (23/2) first match for Lazio, "16" of the Champions League.
Hansi Flick focused the problem on his team's poor start (in both of those games he was early back in the score) and appeared confident of resolving it.
"We know what happened in the previous days. Against Lazio, we want to play as a team from the beginning. We have an idea of how we want to play and we have to do it from the beginning ", said the coach of the European champions, who did not look for excuses in the loss of some players, either due to injury or due to coronavirus.
"We want to be in our best form when the Champions League starts. In the last weeks we had a lot of games, a lot of pressure on the team and some absences. "It is a special game (against Lazio) and I expect the team to be very motivated", concluded Flick.
Diogo Zota returned to training
Diogo Zota has returned to Liverpool training sessions and it is not too late for the day when Giergen Klopp will recalculate him in his plans.
Today's good news for Liverpool and consequently Gyrgen Klopp in the gloomy reality of the repeated injuries that have struck them.
And this is because Diogo Zota returned to the training of the "reds", after three weeks where he did individual training, so that he could overcome his injury!
Now, the Portuguese winger will get back to normal and therefore the day will not be long when Klopp will recalculate him in his plans for Liverpool's obligations.
We remind you that the attack of the English champions is not at its best, with Mohamed Salah, Santio Mane and Roberto Firmino not finding nets in the new year at the Premier League level…
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Karim Benzema and Atalanta were practically knocked out
Injured Karim Benzema is definitely out of Zinedine Zidane's plans for Real Madrid's first match against Atalanta.
Karim Benzema was practically knocked out from the first match between Real Madrid and Atalanta, for the "16" of this year's Champions League.
The French striker of the "white queen" did not participate in the training of his team again, as a result of which he is not counted by Zinedine Zidane for the match that will take place the day after tomorrow (24/02) in Bergamo.
From there on, Zidane will not have at his disposal against the Italian team nor the other injured, as none of them was able to return to normal rhythms in the last training session of Real.
The Bundesliga asked Dortmund for explanations
The management of Borussia Dortmund hastened to condemn the behavior of both its players and its fans, for their behavior after the derby with Schalke.
Immediately after the Ruhr Valley derby, where Dortmund triumphed over Schalke (0-4), Westphalia fans and players celebrated the big victory together, ignoring any protocol for the coronavirus.
This event provoked the reaction of the Bundesliga, which asked for explanations from the German team, while Dortmund issued a statement in which it "scolded" them to players and fans.
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In detail, the announcement:
"Despite the joy of winning the derby, there have been violations of the rules for the coronavirus, something that is not tolerated. About 150-200 fans celebrated with the team outside the training ground, some without masks and without keeping their distance.
The players celebrated with the fans. "We can only apologize and promise to talk to the police, but also stress how such scenes can be ruled out in the future."
Sergio Aguero from Manchester City
In contact with Sergio Aguero, who remains free this summer, they are said to have come in view of the new season, Inter and Juventus.
The past, as everything shows, will be Sergio Aguero from Manchester City in the summer.
As a result of this development, rumors have started about the next stage of his football career.
According to the authoritative show of the Spanish television "El Chiringuito", teams from Italy have expressed interest in acquiring the Argentine center forward.
The reason for Inter and Juventus. However, they are not the only ones, as Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, among others, are in the game to acquire the player.
The only difference between "Nerazzurri" and "Bianconeri", in relation to the Catalans and the Parisians, is that discussions have already started with the player's manager, about whether he would be interested in playing in Serie A.
Sterling: "It's simple. We want everything "
Sovereign Manchester City is confidently going to win this year's title, as yesterday it defeated London and Arsenal 1-0, in the 25th game of the Premier League, and increased to ten points the difference from its pursuers.
Pep Guardiola's incredible team reached the 18th in a row victory (!), In all competitions, with the goal of Rahim Sterling just in the 2nd minute of the match.
The international English striker spoke about his team's goals this season.
"It is simple. We want everything. We want to win all the tournaments in which we participate ", were the words of Sterling.
Pochettino: "We have to work hard"
Mauricio Pochettino asked his players to work hard to change the situation after the defeat of Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco.
The Monegasques landed in Paris, after the triumph in Barcelona in the Champions League with 4-1 against Barcelona and forced it to the sixth defeat in the season in the league.
These are the most defeats that Paris has experienced in one season, since Nasser Al-Kalaifi bought the team.
"We conceded a goal after five minutes and did not create enough opportunities. We were not good enough and that's why we lost the game. Monaco made two chances and scored two goals. We dominated the game for over 75 minutes with possession, but we never found a way to break their defensive line. Of course, they defended well, congratulations in Monaco. "We have to work hard to reverse this situation," Pochettino said after the match in Paris.
Kuman in a difficult position
Ronald Koeman knows that he is in a difficult position and in the next two weeks ... several things will have been clarified!
It is a given that there is intense concern and great frustration in the ranks of Barcelona. The team may have shown that it is on the rise, but after the defeat by Sevilla for the Cup, came several negative results, with the last of them being the home draw with Cadiz. Ronald Koeman knew it was going to be a difficult season, but now the climate has changed for the better.
The media from Spain report that although there is no possibility of his removal before the end of the season, but in case he "fails" this year, then his departure in the summer should be considered a given.
In the coming days, the Catalans will give key matches for all the tournaments! Surely, the people of Barcelona know that it will be difficult to "turn around" the situation with Paris Saint-Germain. But the big match that everyone in the club has scored is the rematch with Sevilla for the Cup. In the first match, Sevilla had prevailed 2-0!
The coach of Blaugrana knows that his future in Barcelona alone should not be considered certain and he wants to immediately change the image of his team.