Watch Joao Cancelo score this nice goal against Israel in Portugal’s 4:0 friendly triumph. Cancelo’s goal v Israel came in the 66th minute- Portugal’s third of the game Continue reading Joao Cancelo goal v Israel (Video) | June 2021 Friendly
Vietnam turned on the style in the second half as they beat Indonesia 4-0 in their World Cup qualifier at the Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. It was the first time in 19 months that the country were in WC qualifying action, but they were comfortable winners, keeping their unbeaten record in the group and handing Indonesia their sixth defeat in seven games in the competition. Continue reading Vietnam take step closer to qualifying with win over Indonesia
This Adrien Silva red card v Milan saw the Sampdoria player sent off for a tackle on Samu Castillejo at a crucial juncture in their clash on 3 April, 2021. It was a second yellow for Silva, and reduced Sampdoria to ten men- they were leading 1:0 at this stage Continue reading Adrien Silva red card vs AC Milan 2021 | Silva second yellow for foul on Castillejo
Bayer Leverkusen prevailed 1:0 at Stadion IM Borussia Park over the weekend, and here are the player ratings from the BMG Bayer game. Patrick Schick scored the only goal of the game.
It was Leverkusen’s first win in nearly a month, and ended their five game winless run across all competitions.
Disappointing game for the likes of Florian Neuhaus and Denis Zakaria, both of whom got a 5 player rating for this game.
Giant killers Holstein Kiel will face Borussia Dortmund away in the semifinals of the German Cup, with the winner of the Regensburg/Bremen tie set to host RB Leipzig in the other semifinal tie.
The DFB Pokal semi-finals will be played on 1/2 May, 2021.
The German Cup 2021 semifinal draw was conducted on 7 March, 2021 (18.30 CET)
The Jahn/Werder quarterfinal tie will be played on 7 April.
A look at the player ratings from the Bild newspaper as Bayern hammered Koln 5:1 over the weekend. The best ratings were reserved for Leon Goretzka, who set up THREE goals for this team mates, and striker Robert Lewandowski, who found the back of the net twice.
For Koln, Skhiri the only player to get a decent rating (3)- he was also the scorer of their only goal.
There will be no German team in the Europa League Round of 16 for the 2020/21 season after both Bayer Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim crashed out of the competition on Thursday night.
When the draw was made, both Bayer and TSG had winnable ties against Young Boys and Molde respectively. Leverkusen were beaten 2-0 at the Bay Arena, thus giving Young Boys a 6-3 aggregate win after the first leg had ended 4-3 in favour of the Swiss side.
Hoffenheim dominated, but had nothing to show for it in terms of goals and went down 2-0 at home (and 3-5 on aggregate)
It’s rare that you don’t get to see a Bayern player in the Bundesliga’s Team of the Week, but that’s what we have after Round 22. Perhaps not surprising see the Bayern player ratings against Frankfurt. While there is no FCB player in this TOTW from SC, both the Frankfurt players who scored goals against the Bavarians- Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes, are present.
Eintracht Frankfurt stunned Bayern Munich 2:1 over the weekend in what was arguably the result of the round, with Daichi Kamada and Amin Younes scoring for the hosts. Here are the player ratings from Bild and Kicker for the game.
Not a great game for Luka Jovic- Kicker gave him a 4 rating, while Bild gave him a 3 rating. Younes the only player to get the best 1 rating in both papers.
Player ratings from the Bild newspaper for Bayern’s first game after a victorious Club World Cup campaign. They drew 3:3, and had to come from two goals down twice in the game. Poor ratings for Bouna Sarr and Choupo-Moting from Bild- 6 is the worst rating, 1 is the best.
Which players have scored hat tricks against Manuel Neuer in club and international football?
Bayern Munich and Germany international Neuer is widely regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but here is the list of players who have scored hat tricks against Neuer.
Robert Lewandowski for Dortmund (BVB 5-2 Bayern, 2011/12 DFB Pokal final, 12 May 2012)
Sergio Aguero for Man City (MCFC 3-2 Bayern, 2014/15 UCL group stage, 25 November, 2014)
Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid (RMA 4-2 Bayern, 2016/17 UCL QF second leg, 18 April, 2017)
Dodi Lukebakio for Dusseldorf (Bayern 3-3 Fortuna, 24 November, 2018- 18/19 Bundesliga)
Ferran Torres for Spain (Espana 6-0 Germany, 17 November, 2020, 20/21 UNL Group 4)
Interestingly, the Lukebakio hat trick is the only time when Neuer has conceded three at home- all the others have been away or at neutral venues.