Valencia-Atalanta will be played behind closed doors tonight

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The Champions League resumes tonight and Valencia Atalanta will be played but behind closed doors, with the stadium empty. Unusual training this morning, in which the players greeted each other by touching their elbows. From the point of view of the outcome, this is the most interesting game because Atalanta this year not only plays the champions league but could even reach the quarterfinals.

The challenge between Valencia and Atalanta will be broadcast live exclusively by Sky

This is the second race in history between these two teams, which had never faced each other before the first leg. The one played against Valencia at San Siro was also the first match for Atalanta against a Spanish club. This game ended 4-1 in favor of the Nerazzurri, who only managed to score four goals in a single European match in the 1990/1991 UEFA Cup round of 32 against Fenerbahce. In addition, with this result, Atalanta also became the third team to score four goals in the first knockout game played in the Champions League after Manchester United in 1996/1997 and Valencia in 1999/2000. Only four teams managed, in the return match, to overturn a passive of 3 or 4 goals in previous 36: two of these are Spanish, Deportivo La Coruna against Milan in 2003/2004 and Barcelona against PSG in 2016/2017. Valencia lost their last home game against an Italian team: 0-2 with Juventus in 2018.

Atalanta played only one game after the first leg against Valencia, winning 7-2 at Via del Mare against Lecce.

Real Madrid wins the match (the clasico) against Barça

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Vince, Real Madrid, who knocks out Barcelona and takes Clasico and primacy of La Liga. At the Bernabeu, under the eyes of the great ex Cristiano Ronaldo, the Merengues make the three points their own thanks to the goals of Vinicius, deployed on the left in the trident chosen by Zidane, who collects a Kroos filter, enters the penalty area and, thanks to a deviation of Piqué, hole a, so far, unsurpassed Ter Stegen, and, surprisingly, Mariano Diaz. Little, very little Barcelona, ​​with Leo Messi who, observed by the old rival sitting in the stands, is almost never seen, even making the last punishment wrong to put into the opponent’s area.

In the second half I blaugrana can be glimpsed with Griezmann in the first half and, above all, in the final of the first 45 minutes, but the game has always been in the hands of Real Madrid: worse, more aggressive, physically fresher, with a super Carvajal on the shields. Ter Stegen’s performance was applauded, as long as he can keep his feet up. Mariano Diaz’s entry onto the pitch was crazy: on his championship debut, he entered the 92nd and definitively closed the match. He had only played in the Super Cup.

 

Champions League round of 16 draw

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On Monday 16th the draws for the Champions League knockout rounds took place in Nyon (Switzerland), in addition to those of the Europa League. For the champions there were some very interesting draws in terms of clashes between teams.

The most balanced matches are: Chelsea-Bayern, Atletico-Liverpool, RealMadrid-ManchesterCity, on which it is difficult to make a prediction.

Probably the team that had the most favorable (lucky) draw was Juventus who will play Lyon. Even Tottenham was lucky, meeting Leipzig, which on paper is perhaps even easier than Lyon. Barcelona will meet Napoli, which although it is a difficult team, is certainly not a big danger. The atalanta, the Italian team that for the first time arrived in the Champions League and even in the round of 16, will meet Valencia. This will be a very interesting game. In theory, Valencia is favored which, as is the case in Spanish tradition, will be very difficult, but it is not certain that it will win.

The favorite teams for the Champions League final victory are surely Manchester City and Barcelona. Real and Juve have a good chance, in addition to PSG. The other teams will have a hard life.

Arsenal has exonerated Spanish coach Unai Emery

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The leadership of the Arsenal London soccer team has exonerated the Spanish coach Unai Emery, in charge for two seasons and successor of the French Arsene Wenger.

The reason for the exemption is obviously the lack of qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League. But also the disastrous start in the championship, with 19 points from the first place and only in 8 positions.

Emery will be temporarily replaced by former Swedish footballer Freddie Ljungberg, former assistant of the first team.

The London club’s announcement mentions: “we announce today that the decision was made to relieve our coach Unai Emery and his staff. Our sincere thanks go to Unai and her colleagues, we wish them nothing but a future success. The decision was made because the results and performance were not at the required level. We asked Freddie Ljungberg to take on the responsibility of the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward. The search for a new head coach is ongoing and we will make a further announcement at the end of this process “.

Juve beats the atletico Madrid with a monstrous goal from Dybala

 

Last night Juventus beat the atletico madrid with an extraordinary dybala goal. He pulled a free kick in a very angular position with respect to the goal. The goalkeeper could do little, obviously because he did not expect a shot from that position by the Argentine footballer. Once again Dybala is confirmed as the leader of the team, at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo is in a state of decline. Despite the fact CR7 signs in the National team, in Juventus it seems that you find some difficulties. This year, however, compared to last year when Allegri was there, the team seems less dependent on Ronaldo. And maybe it’s good because this year in addition to Dybala there is also Higuain, who has already scored some goals in Serie A.

Dyabal however in this game did not make a feat in the goal but also in some moments of play. Incapacitated twice, the Argentine footballer stopped the ball in a masterly manner, gaining the applause of the team-mates who were on the bench, and also the ovation of the entire stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes peace with Sarri?

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Cristiano Ronaldo in the last League game against Milan, is replaced by Dybala (who scored the winning goal) and while CR7 leaves the field he whispers a lip against coach Sarri.

In the last match of the Italian Caldio Championship, we saw CR7 clearly opposed to the replacement decided by coach Sarri. After a few days, C. Ronaldo was called by the national team for two valid matches for the 2020 European qualifiers.

In the first match against Lithuania, won 6-0, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick.

Instead in the second match against Luxembourg, beaten 2-0, he scored a goal, contributing both to the victory of the national team and to the qualification for the Europeans. In fact these were the last games scheduled.

Although Ronaldo after the two victories with the National team has admitted that he was annoyed by the replacement, it is not really known if he made an apology to the Coach. Many argue that this episode could lead to a case of conflict between the champion and the coach. Also some have leaked the news that if Juventus fails to win the Champions League, Ronaldo could leave Juve at the end of the season. Obviously this is now only a rumor, but undoubtedly it is not surprising if Ronaldo’s ambitions are those of European prestige, especially given the fact that the champion has never lost his rivalry with Messi, the eternal rival! It should be noted, however, that Juventus bought Ronaldo last year just to win the champions league, which remains a primary goal, especially for the many finals lost in recent decades.

This year the game does not seem to shine. Except in one of the last Champions League games in which Douglas Costa has made an exceptional triangulation, one of the most beautiful actions of the last few years, there isn’t much of a game at the moment and it is hoped that the team is in a growing phase.

Jennifer lopez drives me crazy

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Today, the social media went crazy at the news that in the interval of the next NFL final Jennifer Lopez and shakira will do a show together.

In the Super Bowl interval show, the final of the American football championship, one of the most anticipated and followed sporting events of the year: the next will be held on February 2, 2020 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The news was given by the two singers and by Pepsi, the interval’s sponsor, on social networks.

Jennifer Lopez is now 50 years old but still makes the hearts and heads of men go crazy. One of my absolute singers and show girls.

Which other woman is like her?
I remember that when I was little, Pamela Anderson was very popular, but over the years she lost all her beauty.

Italian Football: serieA begins!

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BEGINNING

Sunday 25/08/2019
INFRASED WEEKLY ROUNDS

Wednesday 25/09/2019
Wednesday 10/30/2019
Wednesday 22/04/2020

 

STOPS

Sunday 08/09/2019 national team competitions
Sunday 13/10/2019 national team competitions
Sunday 17/11/2019 national team competitions
Sunday, 12/29/2019 Christmas holiday break

 

Serie A calendar: start, stop and end
BEGINNING OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP: August 25th 2019
CHRISTMAS STOP: December 22nd 2019 – January 5th 2020
END OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP: 24 May 2020
OTHER STOPS (FOR NATIONAL COMMITMENTS): 8 September 2019, 13 October 2019, 17 November 2019, 29 March 2020

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