The statue honoring Ibrahimovic was dismembered and crushed by fans

Swedish police have just come into the investigation after the bronze statue honoring the country’s famous striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo’s home town was devastated when it crashed and his legs were severed.

AFP quoted the Swedish media as saying that the statue in honor of the football striker has been the target of many Malmo FF fans’ devastation since Ibra invested Hammarby Club is based in Stockholm. Hammarby is considered the rival of Malmo FF Club, the team where Ibrahimovic started his professional football career.

Late last year, after investing in Hammarby, Ibrahimovic had to file a complaint of sabotage when the statue was attacked several times. In particular, in addition to being painted silver silver, the poor statue outside the Malmo Club’s yard also had his legs, nose sawed and hung some toilet equipment.

In the latest incident, the statue collapsed on top of a protective barrier, while one leg was partly cut off. Shortly thereafter, a local police spokesman told AFP that he had received a complaint about the act of sabotaging the 38-year-old striker who had just returned to AC Milan. Some information said the statue will most likely be moved elsewhere.

“I understand many people are disappointed with Zlatan’s actions (referring to investing in Hammarby Club) but sabotage is not acceptable. It’s better to express your dissatisfaction in the right way”, Malmo Deputy Mayor Frida Trollmyr told AFP.

According to local media, some comments from people suggested moving the sculpture honoring Ibra in February. Meanwhile, a Malmo city government spokesman said the statue had now been removed and would be repaired.

Currently, Ibrahimovic is preparing to make his debut back to AC Milan in the match against Sampdoria in the 18th round of Serie A. Previously, after leaving LA Galaxy Club (USA), the 38-year-old striker signed a 6-month contract with the San Siro team and received many expectations to rescue this team from a crisis of style when 12th in the rankings, 21 points behind leaders Juventus.

Salute the luck, Real Madrid fell behind Barcelona

Real Madrid paid the price for wasted opportunity and a bit of unlucky after being Athletic Bilbao held 0-0 at the Bernabeu at 18 La Liga to fall behind in the competition with rivals Barcelona in championship race.


This was the third draw in just a week (previously split points with Valencia and Barcelona) of Real Madrid, leaving them to lead by the Barcelona leader 2 points (39 compared to 37). However, in fact, in all three draws, apart from glitches of the strikers, coach Zinadine Zidane’s army has somehow made friends with bad luck.

In the early match this morning, the trio of strikers Kazim Benzema – Rodrygo – Vincius Junior Real Madrid created a game that overwhelmed and rarely allowed Athletic Bilbao’s goal to be peaceful. However, midfielder Toni Kroos and the aforementioned trio failed to beat the crossbar, vertical column and the god of luck.

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Coach Zidane did everything to strengthen the attack when launching all attacking personnel like Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic on the field but Real Madrid still could not break the deadlock. “It is not bad luck, nor complacency. There is no reason to be depressed about this, we need to stay calm and keep our heads cold to continue. We have created many opportunities and if we take advantage of it, things will be different. I just feel sorry for the players when they deserve to get 3 points”, coach Zidane said after the game.

For Bilbao, they almost cost the Royal team to pay for the waste of opportunity when suddenly flooding in the final minutes of the match, but in turn Kenan Kodro and Asier Villalibre both let the goal go smoothly through the toe of the shoe. But the visitors may be very pleased to leave the Bernabeu with 1 point to continue to adhere to the top of the European Cup next season.

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The stalemate of Real Madrid further reflects Lionel Messi’s talent as the superstar has reached the 50th goal of the year in Barcelona’s Alaves 4-1 victory. By overcoming the rival, the Catalan team can enter La Liga’s short winter break in optimism to return to the journey to protect the championship from January 4, 2020.

In the early match, Madrid team Atletico climbed to the top 4 with 32 points after a 2-1 victory at Betis thanks to two goals from Angel Correa and Alvaro Morata. Sociedad continued to impress when he defeated host Osasuna after a rain with a victory that ended with a score of 4-3 and followed Atletico Madrid.

M.U is about to reach a great milestone

This weekend, Manchester United (M.U) will surely reach a milestone that no other team in the world can match.


Match M.U – Everton in round 17 of the Premier League will be the fourth match in a row where there is always a player trained by M.U on the field or on the bench. This tradition lasts from October 30, 1937 to the present. People have been trying to find out over the years to see that the few teams closest to M.U in terms of figures are Everton (about 2,000 matches) and Nottingham Forest (about 1,000 matches).

South American football has very few archived data. Anyway, Brazil has only had the league since 1970. In Europe, the life expectancy of La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 is less than 100 years, the Bundesliga is much younger. 4,000 matches in the history of a club is too much, let alone the number of consecutive games using young players trained by themselves! Please be added: the players included in this statistic must be those who in addition to competing in MU’s youth training system, their first professional contract must be signed with MU, and they must signed a contract at the age of 18 or younger.

In total, 15 coaches participated in this proud series. Interesting: most people are not aware of the tradition of using players trained by M.U themselves. Ryan Giggs for example. He only temporarily led M.U a few games, and the reason he enabled James Wilson or Tom Lawrence to debut under the M.U shirt is that anyone who practices well will play. Giggs did not know at the time that he was maintaining the tradition of using players trained by M.U himself. Ron Atkinson confirmed that M.U has no policy to use the players he trained. McClaren’s assistant said coach Alex Ferguson knew nothing about this.

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In short, no one knows. A man named Tony Park, while spending years scrolling through the libraries looking for the first MU homegrown player, documenting a book, had to go backwards. It was not until 1937 that he was identified as a player Tom Manley. Then there is a back check, a cross check, then the tradition mentioned above was determined in 2013. That was the last year Ferguson led M.U.

Since 2013, M.U has never had a match without a player trained by the team. Then, 3,999 matches have passed, before the 4,000 milestone appeared this weekend.

In total, 279 players rose from the M.U young oven, participating in the last 3,999 matches. 237 players were actually playing (the rest are at least the bench). Their playing time is about 50% of the total playing time of the team. Only 13/3,999 matches, M.U-trained players are not allowed to play (but only on the bench).

Arsenal criticized coach Emery after a series of poor achievements

Coach Unai Emery was fired by Arsenal club after only 18 months in power at the Emirates Stadium when the “Gunners” continued to bogged down in a crisis of performance with the worst record since 1992.


The 48-year-old Spaniard was sacked after losing a home match 1-2 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the penultimate round of Group F in the Europa League, which took place at dawn on November 29. Accordingly, assistant Freddie Ljungberg will assume the role of temporary Arsenal manager when the “Gunners” are targeting former Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri and coach Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves Club) to replace Emery.

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“We announce that the decision (to terminate the contract) has been made for coach Unai Emery and his coaching staff. The decision was made as a result and the performance did not meet the requirements. We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to serve as temporary head coach”, the Arsenal club said in a statement. Meanwhile, Ljungberg – a former Swedish midfielder and once famous in Arsenal colors, said he will work hard to improve the atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium.

Currently, Arsenal are experiencing the worst series of achievements since 1992 when there have been no victories in 7 matches in all competitions. This poor performance led the “Gunners” to fall to No.8 on the English Premier League table after 13 rounds, losing to Chelsea’s fourth-ranked team by 8 points (18 versus 26). In the Europa League, the latest defeat caused Arsenal to have at least 1 point on the Standard Liege field in the last match to ensure the ticket to the round of 32 teams.

Emery was appointed to replace the legendary coach Arsene Wenger in May 2018 after a glorious career with many titles at Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The arrival of the 48-year-old strategist has received much hope to help Arsenal rediscover the highest position in the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

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However, last season, Arsenal finished in fifth place and were unable to attend the prestigious Champions League for the third year in a row. This achievement has raised doubts about the leadership of Emery when he was awarded 130 million pounds to supplement the force this season with winger Nicolas Pepe, midfielder David Luiz and left defender Kieran Tierney.

Despite this, despite being strengthened, “Gunners” still left a disappointing performance and was the only team in the top 10 with a negative goal difference (scored 18 goals and conceded 19 times). This has caused Arsenal fans to lose patience as they repeatedly asked the board to fire Emery.

Betzest.com signed an integration agreement with Big Time Gaming

A week after adding more than 60 video slot machines from the developer GameArt Limited, to its game portfolio, online casino Betzest.com announced the signing of a content distribution contract, according to which Levels will further develop, including titles from Australian creator Big Time Gaming (BTG).


According to an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events on Monday, the Curacao licensed domain name stated that the new deal was to integrate the full collection of video slot machines with Real money from Sydney-based BTG, including the famous Extra Chili, the famous Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and the Meganays game Bonanza.

Betzest’s online platform launched early last year and has provided a portfolio of more than 1,700 mobile-friendly video slot machines thanks to previous content integration agreements signed with the unit such as Pocket Games Soft, Habanero Systems BV, Wazdan, Playson Limited, Red Rake Gaming and Booming Games Limited.

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Marius Filip, Marketing Director of Betzest.com, used the press release to claim that his website was the leading online casino operator that quickly gained a reputation. This is one of the reliable and reputable gaming companies in the market. In addition, he claimed that the domain name is operated by a group of veteran gaming experts’ and offers a unique marketing and product proposition, now including a slot machine. There are 5 reels and 20 payment rowing for Vegas Dream and Haunted House.

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The dealer also invests heavily in the design and user interface, helping customers have the best experience when betting here. With beautiful websites and convenient functions, players can access and participate in betting anytime, anywhere through different devices and operating systems, including on phones and computers boards like Android, iOS or wap browser (browse on the phone). The link to Betzest.com or other online casinos podcast is also many choices through devices. 3D images, the interface with meticulously designed, vivid is another plus point for this house and creates a sense of authenticity for users, as vivid and attractive as the traditional casinos in Las Vegas.

Klopp threatened to withdraw Liverpool from the English League Cup

After the goals beat Arsenal in the League Cup (Carabao Cup), coach Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool could withdraw from this tournament if the Football Association of England (FA) does not arrange a suitable schedule for soccer team.

Klopp’s army reached the quarterfinals after a 5–5 draw with Arsenal, before winning 5-4 in a penalty shootout at Anfield at home on October 31.

In this match, Liverpool went up to create a good distance of 3-1, 4-2 but then was overturned by Arsenal to lead 5-4. However, in the final seconds of the match, Divock Origi’s goal helped Liverpool force the visitors to enter the series of brainstorming matches on the 11m mark.

It was a dramatic game and increased the excitement for the tournament, but Liverpool may not appear again in the upcoming Carabao Cup when Klopp is worried that the students are exhausted due to the schedule. Accordingly, the match day for the quarterfinals is scheduled for the third week of December, when Liverpool are present in Qatar to attend the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup. If there is no suitable change – maybe the week starts on 6.1.2020, the expected date for the first leg of the semi-final, the “Reds” of Merseyside will refuse to play.

“FIFA informed us that the Club World Cup will be in Qatar and we have to go there to play. The Premier League organizing committee said we had to play in a tournament that was obvious. But the Carabao Cup, if they do not find a way to arrange a suitable schedule, then we will not play”, Klopp told reporters.

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The German military added that they hoped it started then (meaning finding a way to schedule the Carabao Cup quarter-finals). They really thought that would bring fairness. “We would not want to be a victim of this. We want to win, we have done it and if they don’t find a suitable day for us, then Liverpool cannot play in the next round (quarterfinals) and the opponent may go on or Arsenal will replace it”.

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According to the British press, it seems very unlikely that the FA will not comply with Klopp’s request due to its involvement in commercial and television contracts. Ironically, Liverpool in the previous round feared being eliminated from the Carabao Cup due to the use of unqualified player Pedro Chirivella in the victory over Milton Keynes Dons. However, the FA is said to have relieved when it only slightly punished Champions League champions.

Have you known the biggest change of Chelsea in the last 1 year?

The west London team took it a step further in developing a way to control the ball, under coach Frank Lampard.


In fact, Chelsea has never been people who like to embrace the ball from Jose Mourinho until after Antonio Conte left last summer. But the arrival of Maurizio Sarri has brought a new breath in the comprehensive change of the face of the champions of the Europa League.

The first and most typical example is the move to recruit passing king Jorginho from SSC Napoli. The Brazilian-born star, though unable to own any assists for his team-mates last season, has clearly turned them into a very different team than they were in the past.

With 25070 passes, this statistic of Chelsea is only a bit less than that of Man City (leading, with 26581) in the last season, but is far superior to the previous seasons (2017/18 – 21264, ranked 5th; 2016/17 – 20125, ranked 6th; 2015/16 – 19664, ranked 5th; 2014/15 – 20268, ranked 4) …

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However, (last season) many people still criticized the very play we call “Sarri-ball”, opposing Sarri and Jorginho because the Blues passed so many in the middle of the field to the point of being boring. But now, Chelsea has changed although the nature of control remains the same with Lampard!

To explain the improvement of Lampard, we will need to mention two things:

First: Chelsea’s defensive quartet has created a clear arc of passes. Almost every match they rotate the ball a lot, although the center is still Jorginho. The best example to prove this point of view should be taken from a match in the Champions League instead of the Premier League.

In fact, up to three-quarters of the people behind Jorginho in terms of passing in the Premier League this season are frontline players. Mateo Kovacic’s appearance was simply that Emerson and Marcos Alonso had to take turns on the left, when unable to maintain their position due to injury.

The same thing happened last season, but Jorginho outperformed. While this season, although he still leads in the ability to pass the ball, the biggest difference is not just passing the ball, the factors that will clearly show Lampard’s keenness to turn the young squad into imposing play prime!

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Secondly, compared to the previous season, Jorginho played more risky than receiving 4 yellow cards after 8 rounds (last season was only 8 after 37 matches), passing the ball was less accurate (86% compared to 89%) but the chance of having a table with ten goals is more (3 compared to 6), the percentage of successful slots is higher (approximately 1 time compared to 0.7 times).

And yet, nearly every statistics on the defense of Jorginho is also good as breaking the ball, tackling, relief, dispute in the air, … things that not many people appreciate about the former star. Napoli. In fact, he himself described his evolution by saying “I have more freedom”.

Jorginho said (according to Football Planet): “I have more freedom. After four years with the same coach (Sarri), it is clear that a change will bring new ideas. In the past, everything was just to keep a balance for our play.”

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The player who was dubbed the “passer-king” also pointed out a bit of a tactical difference under Lampard: “He wants me to move upwards, without making too many short passes. We are using more long ball situations. The players are moving more, and there are fewer short passes. Everything is changing, but the core idea is the same, it’s pressing pressing. and try to control the game”.

From the above statistics and statements, we can partly understand that Chelsea is taking another step in the way of controlling play. It will take more time to confirm whether Lampard will succeed or not (the title), but at the very least, he is making the team more attractive, more passionate on the pitch!

Arsenal draw luck MU in the top 4

The 1-1 draw in the first match in MU was taken in the 7th round of the Premier League, bringing Arsenal back to the top 4 teams in the rankings.


However, the “Gunners of London” still received a lot of public pressure because again encountered unsatisfactory results when marching to Old Trafford.

Scott McTominay opened the scoring for “Reds” with a beautiful free kick in the 45th minute. But in the 58th minute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang punished the mistake of young defender Axel Tuanzebe to help Unai Emery’s army avoid Old Trafford’s defeat at Old Trafford, thanks to the help of VAR (Video Assist Video Technology) determined he was not offside when scoring.

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A point of departure from Manchester helped Arsenal have 12 points equal to rival London – West Ham but more than “Sledgehammer” on the sub-index to occupy fourth place in the English Premier League rankings when the round 7 closed. However, the sad historic milestones still fill Arsenal’s name after the difficult match with MU recently.

“Gunners of London” has extended 13 games in a row without winning host MU when guests at Old Trafford in the framework of the English Premier League for the past 13 years since they won this great rival 1-0 in September in 2006 (lost 8, drawn 5 matches afterwards).

Arsenal also could not beat MU in the league in 42 years when marching to the “Theater of Dreams” and have received a goal since this North London team won 2-1 here in 1977.

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The outstanding individuals in the recent heroic battle of the two former British football kings have also made memorable milestones in their careers. Scott McTominay had the first goal at Old Trafford for MU after 25 times the Scottish midfielder played in all the arenas.

With Aubameyang, Gabon became the first person to score 7 goals for Arsenal after the first 7 rounds in a season in the Premier League since the case of Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp 1997/98 season.

Another Arsenal player, Bukayo Saka – the British 18-year-old winger who became the youngest player in history to start the Premier League match in the confrontation between MU and the “Gunners”.

West Ham vs MU: Lanzini is very dangerous

United as a guest of West Ham in the 6th round of the Premier League and one of the biggest threats from the host is Manuel Lanzini.


Despite spending £45 million to buy Sebastien Haller and 25 million to buy Pablo Fornals, it is Manuel Lanzini’s return that is considered the most important factor that can help West Ham make a difference.

After missing most of last season due to a tendon injury and many other injuries, Lanzini is rediscovering his best form. He created 15 chances for his teammates after 5 games of the new season, only less than De Bruyne (19 chances) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (21).

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In West Ham’s 4-1-4-1 diagram, Lanzini is one of two people playing the “No. 8” role with Mark Noble. Supported by his teammates, he was able to freely occupy gaps. Not good at tackling but Lanzini played hard, determined, ready to steal the opponent’s ball and launched sharp passes for teammates.

MU must be very wary whenever holding the ball in 1/3 of the field. West Ham this season holds an average of 47.4% of the ball, ready to let the opponent hold the ball more and then sneak the opportunity to exploit the opponent’s mistake. Before MU, Lanzini and Noble will find opportunities to steal the ball, along with Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko on the wings of the counter-attack.

Lanzini tends to have a wide kick near the edge, helping West Ham to create a large number of players near the boundary and thereby make it easier to move the ball upwards instead of being forced to cross the border, slowing the pace up the ball. Not only has a good mind when passing the ball, Lanzini also has the ability to move at high speed, helping him easily exploit the gaps exposed in the opponent’s defense.

Thanks to his ability to pass people in hand-to-hand situations, Lanzini makes the opponent tend to stand a meter away from him to guard instead of approaching. As a result, he has room to make a deadly pass or launch a cross on the bottom third of the opponent’s field. That’s exactly what happened when Lanzini assisted Anderson to score in the match against MU last season.

Another problem MU must be very wary of the threat from Lanzini is the fixed situation, especially the corner kick because the player of The Hammers is capable of dangerous free kick. Quick free kicks from the wings. Of the 15 chances Lanzini has created since the start of the season, nine come from live balls. The remaining 6 chances are created from dangerous free kicks into the local ban.

Van Dijk won the best player in Europe

The Liverpool center-back surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in UEFA’s most prestigious individual title race.


“I am very proud to receive this title. It recognizes the hard work of everyone who helped me. I need to thank my teammates, without them, I cannot achieve the achievements that I have done. I have come a long way and this title is part of that journey”, Van Dijk said during the awards ceremony in Monaco.

Virgil Van Dijk contributed to bring Liverpool to the Champions League last season , finished second in the Premier League and the Dutch team to the Nations League final. 

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At the end of last season, he therefore acquired a series of titles in England. But this victory takes Van Dijk to a new level when the opponents he overcomes are the two brightest stars of the contemporary football world: Messi and Ronaldo – who have captured four of these five titles in previous seasons.

Messi and Ronaldo are also the other two candidates on this year’s nominees – in a poll conducted by top journalists and coaches. Van Dijk joined Liverpool in January 2018 for $100 million – a record fee for a defender then. In addition to winning the title of best player in Europe, Van Dijk also held the title of best defender in the Champions League last season.

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The Champions League Best Goalkeeper Award goes to Alisson. The Brazilian goalkeeper has excelled, contributing greatly to the Liverpool championship.

The best midfielder was given to Frenkie de Jong. The 22-year-old with Ajax made a surprise when passing Real and Juventus to the semi-finals, before losing to Tottenham. This season, De Jong will attend the Champions League with Barca after joining Catalonia.

The best striker belongs to Lionel Messi. The sixth Barca star  won the Champions League scorer  last season with a record of 12 goals, more than four goals compared to the second (Robert Lewandowski). In addition, Messi won the European Golden Shoe.

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In the women’s category, Lucy Bronze won the European Footballer of the Year award. She was the first English female player to do this. Bronze could not attend the awards ceremony on August 29 because he was playing for England to play a friendly against Belgium in Leuven. Bronze is playing for the French club Lyon. Earlier this year, she shone at the women’s soccer World Cup and received the Silver Ball title as well as the second highest scorer in the tournament.