Real welcomes 3 good news against Man City: Zidane dreamed upstream, hunted a brilliant double (Part 2)

As for Courtois, the Belgian goalkeeper also achieved 100% fitness after a recurrence of injury to his left thigh muscle, which made him absent from the match against Leganes in the final round of La Liga on July 20 and had to yield room for former PSG star Alphonse Areola in the wooden frame of “Los Blancos”.

Welcoming the trio of Courtois, Hazard and Asensio back to their strength, plus the main striker Karim Benzema is in high form, Real Madrid is confident to win with a difference of 2 goals or more against Man City to make a comeback Great upstream right at Etihad on 8/8 coming.

In the history of the Champions League in recent years, Barcelona, ​​AS Roma or Liverpool have made unbelievable rebirths in the second leg of the knockout rounds when the opponent led the table very deeply in the first leg.

Real Madrid himself under coach Zinedine Zidane is also showing a very respectable performance when he was unbeaten in the last 11 matches when La Liga returned in Covid-19 season (in which they won 10 consecutive matches to early champion 1 round). Under the French strategist at the first stage, “White Vulture” each won double championship La Liga and Champions League season 2016/17.

Zizou also led Real Madrid to set an unprecedented feat for three consecutive years to win the first club tournament in the old continent (2015/16 – 2017/18). Facing Man City is still potentially uncertain, especially after falling in the English Premier League and the FA Cup semi-finals this season, will the Spanish Royal team make a miracle of a comeback to continue. Dream of winning the double domestic championship and the European throne like 3 years ago?

Real welcomes 3 good news against Man City: Zidane dreamed upstream (Part 1)

Real Madrid has received a lot of good news related to the force situation as they prepare to march to England to rematch Man City in the second round of the 1/8 Champions League (C1 Cup) on the morning of August 8.

Real Madrid is still happily drunk after having just surpassed rivals Barcelona to win the La Liga championship in the 2019/20 season. It is also the title of the 34th Spanish National Championship in the history of “White Vulture” – a new record of bullfighting country football.

But Real Madrid ‘s immediate task is still very heavy when the 2019/20 season is not over for them. In the near future, the teachers and students of Zinedine Zidane will have to be guests at the Etihad of Man City in the second leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League, taking place at 2:00 am 8/8 (Vietnam time).

In the first leg in February, at the Santiago Bernabeu home field, Real Madrid lost 1-2 to Pep Guardiola’s army and captain Sergio Ramos midfielder Sergio Ramos also had to receive a red card when blocking the left. allowed Gabriel Jesus to end the game to prevent the Brazilian striker from facing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

However, Zidane still has quality replacements when Nacho Fernandez or Eder Militao are fully capable of replacing Ramos (suspended) to stop the strength of Man City’s attack, especially when the home team. Etihad will be without key striker Sergio Aguero due to not recovering from a knee injury.

Meanwhile, according to Marca, Real Madrid has just received the good news when the three pillars in both their defense and attack, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and wing duo Eden Hazard – Marco Asensio are all fully fit.

100 million euros blockbuster Hazard and Asensio each had a long-term injury and seemed to have to split the 2019/20 season soon. However, with this season being prolonged due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, they accidentally helped these two stars recover from their injuries to be ready with Real as a guest of the upcoming Man City.

Man City has a better defender than Van Dijk, Real is difficult to go upstream of the Cup (Part 2)

That is indeed also reasonable because in the past few seasons City has struggled against teams with a style of play that is not inferior in terms of efficiency, because their defense is always at risk of a counterattack. 

Pep’s first season they lost to Monaco of Bernardo Silva, Mbappe and Fabinho, and the next season they were defeated by Liverpool’s tactics. The Tottenham case is somewhat lucky, but it also shows that City has not yet overcome the weakness of the counterattack.

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But with the upcoming game City being placed in a position that is rarely seen, they have the lead and need to keep the score. Man City’s defense is not appreciated and this team is often seen as a team to compensate for the defense. Does Real still have a chance to go upstream?

It is very difficult, because Man City of recent matches is not an ordinary Man City, the audience still thinks. The return of Aymeric Laporte has become extremely important, 15 games City played this season against Laporte in the squad, Man City conceded just four goals and kept 11 clean sheets. In the last 10 matches City kept 7 clean sheets. Laporte’s form is probably even better than Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk this year.

Meanwhile, Real does not have a key figure of the defense, captain Sergio Ramos, because of a suspension. Although Raphael Varane and Eder Militao have both been playing well recently, Ramos is more in command than both and the results have shown that Ramos, no matter what of the two, will help Real defend more effectively than Varane. & Militao rocks together.

Man City even without Sergio Aguero will still not be bored with Real, even this season they averaged 2.9 goals / game without Aguero and scored 2.5 goals / game when Aguero played. The Sterling trio – Mahrez – Jesus are present in 103 Man City goals scored in all competitions, not to mention Kevin De Bruyne will also be present.

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City without Aguero is still the top attacker in Europe. Real without Ramos is not necessarily the best defence in the continent, but in the next game they need attack more than defense. Zidane has never been eliminated from the Champions League when he leads Real, but is afraid that the day will come.

MU, Inter Milan and 6 moons to enter the quarter-finals of the Europa League this season?

After the last matches of the 1/8 Europa League round this morning (August 7), the eight most worthy names to compete in the quarterfinals in Germany have been identified.

After more than 5 months of rest due to the raging Covid-19, the Europa League season 2019/20 has returned. If yesterday (August 6), MU , Inter Milan, Copenhagen and Shakhtar Donetsk won the tickets, then this morning (August 7), the last 4 tickets to the quarterfinals of this European Cup were available.

The teams that have just passed the eighth round are Sevilla, Wolverhampton, Basel and Bayer Leverkusen after their successful matches against their opponents. 

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On the MSV Arena in Duisburg (Germany), Sevilla – the team that holds the record 5 times to win the Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup) excellently defeated the formidable candidate AS Roma thanks to 2 goals. in the first half of Sergio Reguilon and Youssef En-Nesyri.

In another match, at BayArena’s home field, Bayer Leverkusen gently won coach Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers to win the ticket with a total of 4-1.

Also taking good advantage of playing the second leg of the round 1/8 Europa League at his “headquarters” to enter the quarterfinals of the Europa League is Wolverhampton.

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At home Molineux, “Wolves” England won 1-0 over Olympiakos thanks to the successful penalty of Raul Jimenez in the 9th minute after the fatal mistake of goalkeeper Bobby Allain on the side of the guests from Greece. Olympiacos missed a golden opportunity to equalize when Mohamed Mady Camara missed another penalty in the 28th minute.

Overcoming Olympiakos 1-0 in the second leg and winning 2-1 after two matches, Wolves got tickets to the quarter-finals. The last place in the round for the eight best teams in the Europa League this season belonged to Basel when the favorite team of tennis legend Roger Federer launched the “finishing” blow to Eintracht Frankfurt in the 88th minute thanks to Fabian Frei to defeat the opponent 1-0 in the second leg and the total score 4-0 after two matches.

In the quarterfinals of this year’s Europa League with matches taking place on neutral grounds in Germany, MU will clash with Copenhagen at 2:00 am August 11 at RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne). At the same time, Inter Milan will face formidable rival Bayer Leverkusen at Merkur Spiel-Arena (Dusseldorf). 

Then exactly one day, at 2 am on August 12, Shakhtar Donetsk will fight Basel at Arena AufSchalke (Gelsenkirchen), and Wolverhampton will fight former King Sevilla at MSV Arena (Duisburg).

If MU wins the Danish team Copenhagen, “Red Devils” may meet Sevilla in the semi-finals on August 17 if coach Julen Lopetegui’s team overcomes Wolves in the quarterfinals.

In the event that MU and Inter Milan participate in the Europa League final this year, which takes place at 2 a.m on August 21 at the RheinEnergieStadion (Cologne), “Red Devils” will have the opportunity to meet 3 players again. were sold by them to the “Nerazzurri” as Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez.

Man City has a better defender than Van Dijk, Real is difficult to go upstream of the Cup (Part 1)

Man City are not only leading Real Madrid 2-1 and have the advantage of an away goal, but they also have a very good defensive record recently.

The Champions League is about to return and one of the most notable matches is the return leg of the eighth round between Man City and Real Madrid, Real despite winning La Liga, but they will enter the match at a disadvantage, being 1-2 after the first leg at home.

The match will see a top-notch match between two top coaches, Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane. They have all proved their formidable strategic thinking, Pep continues to make City the best goal in Europe while Zidane’s Real wins the championship with the least conceding defense in La Liga.

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Two opposing aspects will make an interesting match, but with this match alone the disadvantage is favoring Real. They rely on defense to win the domestic championship, but their attack is not really a “monster” in Europe while City can play counter-attack and the space that Real’s defense will leave will be them. make the most of it to score more goals.

Real must score at least 2 goals and concede no more than 1 goal to have the opportunity to continue. This will be a difficult battle for Zidane and his students, because although Karim Benzema is in high form and beside him, Real also has many players who can score at any time, they no longer meet a Man City of old times.

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Man City advanced deepest in the Champions League season 2015/16 when they reached the semi-finals and lost only 1 goal to Real Madrid, but that was when Manuel Pellegrini was in the lead. Under Guardiola, “The Citizens” did not progress past the quarter-finals and it was judged that they did not have the bravery and level necessary to win European Cup matches.

The best squad in La Liga has 4 Real Madrid players and only 1 Barca

Marca newspaper voted for the best team of La Liga in the 2019/20 season including 4 Real Madrid champions but only one Barca representative.

Real Madrid surpassed Barca to win the La Liga championship, so it’s easy to understand that they have more representatives in the best squad of the season. Messi also took the top scorer position, but also the only representative of Barca.

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid have conceded only 25 goals this season and Courtois has made a great contribution in that achievement. You may not be better than Jan Oblak but you absolutely deserve to be selected.

Defender: Felipe (Atletico Madrid)

After arriving from Porto last summer, the experienced Felipe proved extremely solid for the famous defense of coach Diego Simone.

Defender: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

Ramos has scored 11 goals in La Liga this season and plays the role of captain leading Los Blancos to glory.

Defender: Diego Carlos (Sevilla)

Carlos came from Nantes and played 35/38 matches in La Liga for Sevilla helping the team finish fourth.

Midfielder: Casemiro (Real Madrid)

There is no doubt that Casemiro spent the best season in white. He only missed 3 matches and was always important for coach Zinedine Zidane.

Midfielder: Santi Cazorla (Villarreal)

At 35, the former Arsenal star still shone for Villarreal, playing 35 games and scoring 11 goals. He will leave to move to Al Sadd.

Midfielder: Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)

The Argentine created an incredible season with 14 goals for Sevilla to win tickets to the Champions League.

Midfielder: Martin Odegaard (Real Sociedad)

The 21-year-old is ready to play for Real Madrid’s first team when called back. He played an outstanding role at Sociedad when the club won 6th place and participated in the Europa League.

Forward: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Messi’s influence on Barca is enormous, reflected through 25 goals and 21 assists.

Forward: Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)

Moreno has scored 18 goals in 35 matches for the Yellow Submarine, becoming a phenomenon in attack.

Forward: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Despite being 32 years old, Benzema always knows how to find the opponent’s net, with a total of 21 times, contributing greatly to the championship team. 

MU slipped out of the Top 4 if the Premier League calculated by the Ligue 1 formula

MU will be outside the Top 4 Premier League this season if calculated according to the formula of Ligue 1. Another team is Arsenal also does not have good rankings.

MU, Tottenham and Arsenal will all be outside the Top 4 in the Premier League if the tournament is calculated according to the formula that Ligue 1 has applied to give the championship to PSG. The French championship this season was cancelled after the French government banned all sports activities until September to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic.

MU trượt khỏi Top 4 nếu Ngoại hạng Anh tính theo công thức Ligue 1

However, the French Football Federation still decided to award the title of Ligue 1 to PSG after consulting with the clubs attending the tournament and applying a special scoring method. So what happens if the Premier League also applies this scoring method?

The French Football Federation has calculated the points ratio based on the available data about the matches that took place this season to conclude that PSG will win Ligue 1. played both matches in this season.

Which club has 2 wins against the same opponent has 3 points; 1 win and 1 draw is 2 points; 1 win and 1 loss is 1.5 points; 2 draws are 1 point; 1 draw and 1 loss is 0.5 point. Failure in both matches of course has no points. If the two clubs meet only once this season, the results will be the same.

If this method is applied in the Premier League, Liverpool will be crowned champion with a score of 109. Man City, Leicester and Chelsea respectively occupy the remaining positions in the Top 4. MU ranked fifth to win tickets to Europa. League, if the ban on Man City has not been lifted and MU will not win the Europa League this season.

Arsenal was even worse when the club dropped to 12th place if the Premier League applied the points ratio. Calculated, the current Top 8 English Premier League does not change position when applying the Ligue 1 scoring method.

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However, this option may not be applicable when the Premier League’s Organizing Committee is planning to return the tournament from June 8.

Paulo Dybala – the treasure of Juventus (Part 3)

Part 3: Pressure and explosion

At the age of 26, Dybala was faced with being sold. In the summer, La Joya was assigned to Inter, Tottenham to United. Dybala was once close to MU, but it was he who broke the deal with a call to confirm that he “just wants to stay at Juventus”.

Dybala’s consistency was reversed with explosive form. He played better and more and gradually won the trust of coach Maurizio Sarri and completely removed the pale image of a year earlier.

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Dybala now has 13 goals and 12 assists after 34 games for Juve this season. In particular, La Joya’s 2-0 goal against Inter Milan showed all the skills of No. 10.

He controlled the long pass from the back of the court neatly and just enough to pass Ashley Young before dragging the ball into the restricted area with Aaron Ramsey. In the decisive situation, Dybala defeated Young again with a cross on the cheek in his left foot before suddenly striking the outer cheek into the far corner.

The revival of Dybala’s form turned him back into a hot commodity on the transfer market. He is now the most valued player in Serie A, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Dybala’s fighting spirit can be the basis for the fans to believe in the Argentinian striker’s victory over the corona virus. He and his girlfriend were tested positive on March 21 (local time).

At the moment Dybala is a process of isolation and treatment of diseases. With the strength of a son who has to carry the family from a very young age and a player who has always had to successfully reject the prejudices, it is possible that Dybala is not too afraid of this disease and ready to prepare for the day.

Paulo Dybala – the treasure of Juventus (Part 2)

Dybala’s father, Adolfo, was the one who lit the dream of the Argentine striker. When Dybala was a child, Mr. Adolfo took his son every day for 65 km to the training ground. His lifelong dream was to see his son become a professional footballer.

Everything can never come true. In 2006, when Dybala was only 13 years old, Adolfo suffered from pancreatic cancer. He hid it so Dybala would not have to worry and put all his money on his son’s dream of soccer.

When Adolfo died, Dybala was just a player at the academy and had to take care of all the family life. Dybala’s teammates at the Instituto Club called him the nickname “El Pibe De La Penssion”, meaning the young man who had not worked yet had to take care of his pension book.

Facing pressure and successfully handling is what Dybala has always done in not only his career but also his life. During his time at Juve, Dybala was worried that he didn’t have enough experience to play for the strongest team in Italy.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini even shouted “They are killing him” in Italian media when he saw Dybala be swallowed up in his early days at Juve.

But Dybala always knew how to return. He finished his first season at Juve with a Serie A title and 23 goals in all competitions, the best of the team.

With Dybala, Juve even advanced to the 2017 Champions League final. The Argentine striker contributed a great deal when he scored a brace to help Juve crush Barca full Messi – Neymar – Suarez 3-0 right on Italy.

When Paul Pogba left Juve in the summer of 2017, the responsibility for Dybala was even heavier when he was handed the legendary number 10 shirt. Alessandro Del Piero, Omar Sivori, Michel Platini or Roberto Baggio are the outstanding figures who have lit up the school with a black and white number 10 shirt on the back.

The more he was pressured, the more Dybala shone. He scored 26 goals that season and made every Juve-voiced character happy, from Del Piero, Fabio Capello to Pavel Nedved.

However, the biggest challenge for Dybala until Cristiano Ronaldo appeared at Juventus. He was sold for an informal way but was determined to stay. As a result, Dybala played his worst season. He had 10 goals throughout the season, directly raising doubts about being left out when Juve had a comprehensive CR7 both on and off the pitch.

Paulo Dybala – the treasure of Juventus (Part 1)

Dybala’s fighting spirit may be the basis for the public to believe in winning against the disease.

Paulo Dybala’s journey to the top football can be completely made into a hit movie script. It is no coincidence that he is nicknamed La Joya (or jewel) and it is not surprising that Dybala is one of the best players in the world at this time, despite the pressures that always appear and pour down the bridge.

Italians are famous for having dinner before discussing business. The stomach must be full for new things to go smoothly. When Serie A dominated European football in the 80-90s of the last century, hundreds of missions began on such a dining table.

When the delegation of the Palermo Club went to Argentina to see the roll of Franco Vazquez (then playing for Belgrano) in 2011, such a meal was held.

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At the restaurant, where dinner was held between Palermo Sport Director Luca Cattani and Belgrano’s representative also happened to have the appearance of Instituto President Juan Carlos Barrea.

Invited to dinner, Barrea said: “I have a better player than Vazquez.” The name Paulo Dybala appears from here. Swallowing every word Barrea said, Cattani was completely convinced that Palermo had to get the striker then only 19 years old.

The Director of Palermo quickly returned to Italy with the desire to persuade Zamparini to spend money to buy Dybala. Finally, with a lot of difficulties, Palermo also has La Joya with a transfer fee of up to 15.6 million euros, the highest in club history.

Forged in an adequate environment, Dybala exploded in his third season with Palermo. He scored 13 goals, with 10 assists for the Sicilian island team in Serie A. A series of big teams follow the movements of La Joya.

In the end, Juve was the winner with a transfer fee of 32 million euros and an additional 8 million euros. The summer of Dybala arrived at the Allianz Stadium is also when Juve parted with a series of great works such as Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez.

Dybala at the age of 22 did not hesitate to choose the number 21 shirt that Pirlo left behind. Zinedine Zidane previously chose this number in his golden years with Juve. The pressure is enormous, but Dybala understands that he will defeat them all.