Chelsea 1:1 Eintracht Frankfurt- Last remaining German team in Europe eliminated after penalty shootout

Germany’s last remaining representatives in continental competition were eliminated on Thursday night as Eintracht Frankfurt lost on penalties. The visitors, who had been thrashed 6:1 by Leverkusen over the weekend, gave it their all, and were leading 3:2 in the shootout before Martin Hinteregger shot his spot kick straight at Kepa, and the Spaniard’s save changed the complexion of the game. Hazard and David Luiz scored from their penalties, and Goncalo missed his as Frankfurt lost 4:3 in the shootout.

We now have an all-English Europa League final in Baku later this month between Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Greuther Furth 0:4 Koln | Cologne win 2.Bundesliga for 2018-19

Jhon Cordoba’s fine hat trick last night has seen FC Koln make an instant return to the Bundesliga. Effzeh were relegated at the end of the 2017/18 season, but will be going back as champions- Monday’s 4:0 victory has seen them open an eight point unsurpassable lead over Paderborn with two games to play.

Cordoba scored in the 8th, 41st and 65th minutes of the game. The other goal was an OG from Daniel Steininger. It was pretty much one way traffic- Koln had 20 shots to Furth’s 3, had 62% possession to the home side’s 38, and made over 600 passes in comparison to SGE’s 400.

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Bayern 3:1 Hannover Player Ratings May 2019- Joshua Kimmich stars for Kovac’s men

Bayern Munich took a huge step towards the Bundesliga title with their 3:1 GW32 win over Hannover 96 over the weekend. The result, coupled with Dortmund again dropping points, has put Kovac’s men four points clear of BVB with two games to play. Joshua Kimmich was one of the stars for the Bavarians over the weekend, as is reflected in his ratings for the game, and his constant presence across the Bundesliga’s Team of the Week for Round 32.

Hannover’s best player on the afternoon, perhaps unsurprisingly, given their struggles in the league, was their goalkeeper.

Bayern vs Hannover Ratings

Bundesliga Team of the Week Round 32- It’s the Bayer Leverkusen show!

With Leverkusen’s stunning 6:1 demolition of Europa League semi-finalists Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Bayer 04 dominate this weekend’s Bundesliga Team of the Week. The result saw Leverkusen go level on points with Frankfurt, and stay in the hunt for that final Champions League spot. Frankfurt can still qualify for the CL by winning the Europa League, but that’s a tall order, with Arsenal also potentially wanting to do the same.

Kai Havertz, Julian Brandt and Lucas Alario were all on target for Bayer 04 in that 6:1 win, and they all find themselves mentioned in the TOTW across various media outlets.

Bundesliga Team of the Week Round 32

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WWC- Will the USWNT defend their crown in France?

The 2019 Women’s World Cup kicks off on June 7th in Paris when France takes on South Korea at the Parc des Princes. This year’s WWC will be the eighth edition of the tournament and 24 teams will fight for the right to be called world champions. It is the first time that France will be hosting the tournament, three years after their men’s team won the European Championships on home soil. Major kit providers like Nike and Adidas are providing bespoke uniforms for their nations, indicating the growing profile of the tournament, which will also be using VAR- a first in the history of the WWC. Continue reading WWC- Will the USWNT defend their crown in France?

Four teams to battle it out for first ever Nations League Trophy

In exactly a month’s time from now, Portugal will play host to the 2019 Nations League finals. The inaugural edition of the tournament is down to the final four, and it’s perhaps not the quartet many would’ve expected when the competition began in September last year. Portugal, Switzerland, England, and the Netherlands are the four semi-finalists with the winner to be crowned the first ever Nations League champions. Bar England, none of the other three made it to the last four of the World Cup. The Netherlands didn’t even qualify for the quadrennial extravaganza in Russia, but have managed a mini resurrection of sorts. Continue reading Four teams to battle it out for first ever Nations League Trophy

Nuremberg vs Bayern Munich Player Ratings- Gnabry saves Kovac’s blushes

Bayern had won their last 17 away games at promoted sides, but were held to a 1:1 draw by struggling Nuremberg on Sunday afternoon. The Bavarians knew fully well that they could go 4 points clear of BVB (who had lost to Schalke on Saturday), but more questions will be asked about Niko Kovac after they just about managed a point. Gnabry, who came off the bench to score an equaliser, saved Kovac’s blushes and is the highest rated Bayern player according to these ratings.

Nuremberg v Bayern 2019 Player Ratings

Bayern look to bounce back this weekend against Hannover

After last weekend’s disappointing draw against Nuremberg, Bayern will aim to pull up their socks and return to winning ways when they take on strugglers Hannover at the Allianz Arena.

It was more disappointing given that they were fully aware of Dortmund’s setback against Schalke, and so bad were the Bavarians that they didn’t have a single player in Week 31’s Team of the Round- a rarity.

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