Monthly Archives: August 2020

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. 

MU, Inter Milan và 6 anh hào nào tiến vào tứ kết Europa League mùa này? - 1

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.

MU, Inter Milan và 6 anh hào nào tiến vào tứ kết Europa League mùa này? - 2

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.

Man City có siêu hậu vệ giỏi hơn Van Dijk, Real khó ngược dòng Cúp C1 - 1

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.

Man City có siêu hậu vệ giỏi hơn Van Dijk, Real khó ngược dòng Cúp C1 - 2

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.