Liverpool have never shot on target in a Champions League home game for the first time in 17 years

Liverpool have lost 0-2 at home in the Champions League against Atalanta.

The Reds did not deliver a single shot to the opponent’s goal – three hits missed the target, one was blocked.

This happened to Liverpool in a home match in the Champions League for the first time since at least 17 years (since the start of statistics collection in the 2003/04 season).

Vatican about Maradona: “The Pope remembers him in prayer and remembers their meetings with love”

In the official residence of Pope Francis in the Vatican, they reacted to the death of former Argentine football player Diego Maradona.

“The Pope was informed about the death of Diego Maradona. He fondly recalls his meetings with Maradona in past years.

The Pope commemorates him in prayer, as he did in the past when he found out about his condition, ”said the head of the Holy See’s press service Matteo Bruni.

Pope Francis is an Argentinean, a fan of the San Lorenzo club.

Douglas Santos may miss Arsenal due to injury

Zenit is preparing for the RPL round 16 match with Arsenal and the Champions League game with Club Brugge.

Defender Danil Krugovoy and midfielder Wendel, who missed the Champions League game with Lazio (1: 3), are working in a common group.

Defender Douglas Santos may miss the match with the Tula due to an injury sustained in the match against Lazio, Metaratings reports.

Atlético was unhappy that the referee spoke Russian with Loko players

Atletico players had doubts about the impartiality of Slovenian referee Slavko Vinchin during the match with Lokomotiv (0: 0) in the 4th round of the Champions League.

Fútbol en Movistar + had a recording at its disposal, which shows how the Rohiblancos communicated with each other during the break.

“Sucks, you moron,” said defender Jose Jimenez. “He speaks to them in Russian,” added attacking player Angel Correa. “That’s right, he speaks in their language. You know, it’s all strange, ”continued Jimenez.

The conversation was interrupted by midfielder Saul Niguez, who noted that the conversation was being recorded: “Camera with sound”. Jimenez saw the lens and the exchange ended.

Ter Stegen on Messi: “You have to give Leo to be above everything. I hope he will continue to play for Barça

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen spoke about the Catalans striker Lionel Messi.

“Having Messi on the team is always an advantage because he can score goals out of nowhere. This is what makes it so special.

I hope he continues to play here and is happy. We need to give him the opportunity to be above all else, because he is an extremely important part of our game, ” Ter Stegen said in an interview with Barca TV.

Lewandowski on why he spent only the 1st half with the Netherlands: “I have a slight muscle problem”

Bayern and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, after the Nations League match with the Netherlands (1: 2), told why he spent only the first half on the field.

“We agreed in advance that I would only play 45 minutes, as I have a slight muscle problem.

Of course, today we looked better than in the match against Italy [0: 2]. We made some very good attacks and tried to put pressure. Yuzvyak flashed his main quality – speed. In the episode with the goal, he was really good, ”said Lewandowski.

Wijnaldum on two victories in a row: “The Netherlands still has work to do”

Netherlands midfielder Giorginio Wijnaldum commented after the Nations League match with Poland (2-1).

In the previous game, the “orange” defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina (3: 1).

“We created a lot of great chances and won in the end. Yes, we won the second match in a row, but if you ask me if we are moving in the right direction, then I will answer that we still have something to work on.

But the recent victories are in any case a very positive moment, ”Wijnaldum said.

Roberto Martinez 4: 2 with Denmark: “When Belgium scored the first goal, I was already thinking about the final tournament”

The head coach of the Belgian national team, Roberto Martinez, after the victory over Denmark (4: 2), commented on reaching the semifinals of the League of Nations.

“In the first half, when we scored the first goal, the team began to play with apprehension, as they already had something to lose. We have already thought about the final tournament. Because of this, we lost our usual composure, ”Martinez said.

Liverpool have selected Upamecano as their main target as a defender. The club has three alternatives

The transfer plans of Liverpool have become known, due to an injury, having lost another central defender.

According to The Athletic, the main target of the Lersisides in the center of defense has been 22-year-old Frenchman Deotshankül Yupamekano from RB Leipzig for some time. The Reds were going to buy it next summer, since under the terms of the contract at the end of the season, the player can be bought for about £ 40 million (€ 44.5 million).

Liverpool’s area of ​​interest includes three more defenders. The list includes 23-year-old Englishman Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion, but the club believes that you can buy a player from abroad for less money. In this regard, Lersisides are also considering the acquisition of 20-year-old Turk Ozan Kabak from Schalke 04 or 23-year-old Brazilian Bremer from Torino.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to stay at Juventus until the end of his contract

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has no plans to leave Juventus before the end of his contract, according to AS.

According to the source, the Portuguese footballer does not know anything about the desire of the Turin club to sell him in the summer transfer window. Ronaldo is comfortable in Turin and his family is also doing well in Italy.

Earlier it was reported about the possible parting of Turin Juventus Ronaldo in 2021. The reason for this was the desire of the club to recoup some of the costs of acquiring Ronaldo, whose contract is valid until 2022, since in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the possible renegotiation of the contract with Paulo Dybala and installment payments for Dejan Kulushevski and Federico Chiese, Juventus simply will not have financial opportunities to conclude a new agreement with Cristiano.

Neymar appealed the court decision and again demands € 43.6 million from Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain footballer Neymar still plans to get Barcelona to pay € 43.6 million as a bonus for a contract renewal in 2016, according to Marca.

We will remind, the 28-year-old football player previously filed a lawsuit against the Catalan club with the requirement to pay him € 43.6 million as a bonus for the extension of the contract in 2016. A year later, the Brazilian left the blue garnet, moving to the camp of the Parisians. Following the consideration of the claim, Neymar’s claims were rejected. Moreover, the player himself was ordered to pay Barcelona € 6.7 million.

It is reported that the Brazilian striker’s lawyers have appealed the court’s decision and will seek payment of bonuses from Barcelona.

Neymar moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer of 2017. The transfer amount amounted to a record € 222 million, which was spelled out in the contract of the Brazilian with blue garnet as compensation.

Mourinho: Tottenham could become champion in many European countries

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho suggested that the club could become the champion in many European countries. “I would say that Tottenham could become the champion in many European countries. In the Premier League, the hardest thing is to be a champion, because you can have a good season, score a lot of points, but there are Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester, Arsenal. So you can have a good season and not be a champion. What we can do? We play match after match. We try to win, we don’t give a damn about others. I just want the team to play match after match, and then at the end of the season we’ll see where we are, ”Goal quotes Mourinho. At the moment, Tottenham are in second place in the England Championship standings with 17 points. The team is one point behind the leading Leicester.

Pirlo reports ankle injury to Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo spoke about the damage suffered by the turin club star striker (1: 1). Cristiano Ronaldo in the game of the 7th round of the Italian championship with the Roman “Lazio”. “Ronaldo is a key player not only for us, but for all the teams for which he played. Unfortunately, he had an ankle problem and was forced to leave the field. In general, we had a good match with Lazio, they had few approaches to the goal, there were no signs of our conceded goal, but we have to take care of every little thing. We haven’t had the ball in the last 10 minutes. We are satisfied with the game, but, unfortunately, not with the result. First of all, everything comes from the head, today all the guys gave their best, showed that they can play big matches. And if you enter the field with a negative attitude, you will have a bad performance. We are always working to improve, we put new ideas into every game. Today Federico Chiesa, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro and Matthijs de Ligt were unable to play for various reasons, but we cannot use this as an excuse, ”Goal quotes Pirlo.

Arteta after 3-0 v Dundalk: “Now it will be more difficult for me to choose the starting lineup for Arsenal

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta summed up the results of the Europa League match with Dundalk (3: 0).

“The win seems easy because we played very disciplined and took the match seriously from the very beginning. There were a lot of changes in the roster, we gave the opportunity to others to play, and I think they showed good football. Now it will become more difficult for me to choose the starting lineup.

Willian missed two weeks and had a very short preseason. He still lacks rhythm. He looked good today and it’s great that he got playing time, ”Arteta said.

Tottenham are the first Premier League club to lose in European competition

Tottenham lost away to Antwerp (0: 1) in the second round of the Europa League.

Spurs were the first English clubs to lose European competition this season.

In 14 group stage matches, Premier League teams have won a total of 12 wins and one draw.

In addition to Tottenham in the Europa League, England are represented by Arsenal and Leicester, in the Champions League – Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Ronaldinho: I want to hug every Azerbaijani! I wish you all return to your homes!

Former Barcelona and Brazilian striker Ronaldinho supported Azerbaijan in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

“I want to hug every Azerbaijani! I wish you all return to your homes and live happily! I was happy to visit Azerbaijan and hope to come back again. Peace to you! ” – quotes Ronaldinho’s words to

The armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh resumed on September 27, 2020. As a result, Azerbaijan and Armenia have already lost hundreds of people killed.

Recall that Ronaldinho was arrested in March with his brother for using fake passports on the border with Paraguay at Asuncion airport. On April 9, it became known that Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreire were released from Paraguayan prison on bail in the amount of $ 1.6 million. The brothers were under house arrest in the best hotel in Asuncion, the Palmaroga. On August 25, it became known that a Paraguayan court ruled to release Ronaldinho and drop all charges against him.

Menotti: “Messi deserves a trophy with Argentina».

The ex-coach of the “blue-garnet” supported the club captain.
Former Barcelona coach Luis Cesar Menotti has spoken out about forward Lionel Messi’s performance for Argentina.

“It’s not about seeing Messi as a world champion. I would dream of Argentina winning the world Cup. With or without it.

I’m happy to see Messi play. He deserves a trophy with the Argentine national team. Don’t forget that there were times when only he was judged.

Titles in football are difficult, you have to be very lucky. There are moments that pass, and small chances play an important role.

I think there are a few players who are very loyal to the Argentina national team. They respect each other and really want to be part of the team.

I am optimistic about this group of players who will be next to Messi playing the way he used to,” Menotti said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo.

Metkovic: “Capello wanted to give up Marcelo in 2007»
The Brazilian’s career in the camp of the Madrid club could not have worked out.

Former Real Madrid forward Predrag Mijatovic has shared memories of how in 2007, then-cream coach Fabio Capello wanted to give up defender Marcelo.

“In my first year at Real Madrid, the left – back was Roberto Carlos-the best in this position in the history of football, in my opinion. But I knew we needed to sign a young player to replace him.

Knowing Roberto as a former teammate and knowing that his contract was about to end, it became clear that he was not playing the same way as before and we needed to replace him.

Marcelo was 18 years old, no one knew him, and Capello wanted to give him up. However, I didn’t agree with Capello because I wanted Marcelo to train with Roberto Carlos. A player who trains with a world-class star like Roberto Carlos can watch his life and listen to any of his advice, and this is much more valuable than 10-15 games on loan,” Mijatovic said in an interview with Goal.

Man UTD need Federico Valverde

The red devils have set their sights on the Uruguayan midfielder.

According to the Sun on Sunday, real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde has been shortlisted by Manchester United. Mancunians want to strengthen the midfield of the 22-year-old Uruguayan, who should be a replacement for Paul Pogba, who intends to change his club registration in the near future.

Earlier it was reported that Valverde was included in the list of “untouchable” real Madrid players. This season, the Uruguayan has 1 goal in 5 La Liga matches.

Arsenal are ready to strengthen in the winter with Villarreal defender
Torres on the gunners ‘ list of interests.
According to the Daily Mail, Villarreal centerback Pau Torres may change his club registration in the winter. The 23-year-old Spaniard is claimed by Arsenal, who are ready to pay 35 million pounds for the player.

Recall that the gunners can sign the forward of real Madrid. In the current season, Torres has 5 matches in La Liga.

Brighton have signed Welbeck
The seagulls have added striker Danny Welbeck to their ranks.

As the press service of the club from East Sussex informs, the agreement with the 29-year-old player is signed until 2021.

Welbeck recently terminated his contract with Watford, whose ranks he joined in the summer of 2019 after his contract with Arsenal in London expired. The forward has played for the gunners since 2014.

In the previous 2019/2020 English championship, Webleck played 18 games for the hornets, scoring 2 goals. Watford left the English Premier League at the end of the season.

The red devils need Diop for the West ham centre-back, and according to Sky Sports, West ham defender Issa Diop is in Manchester United’s interest. The red devils are set to strengthen the defensive line of the 23-year-old Frenchman, who is also being claimed by Tottenham and Chelsea.

It is reported that the hammers are ready to consider selling their player if they offer at least 40 million pounds for him.

In the current season on account of Diop 2 matches in the Premier League.

Barcelona may sell Dembele in the winter

The Frenchman has a precarious position at the Catalan club.

Barcelona are ready to put winger Ousmane Dembele on a transfer in January, reports say The player’s contract with the Catalan club runs until June 2022. If the Frenchman does not extend his contract with the blue-garnet side in the near future, they may sell him during the winter transfer window.

Manchester United showed interest in Dembele. At first, the player refused to move to the “MU”. Over time, the 23-year – old winger decided to accept an offer from the mancunians, but it was too late- the clubs did not have time to arrange his transfer.

Dembele has only played 20 minutes in La Liga so far this season.

Real Madrid offer new contracts to Ramos and Modric
Blancos veterans are likely to remain in the team.
Real Madrid will offer new contracts to defender Sergio Ramos and midfielder Luka Modric, according to Mundo Deportivo. The current agreements of both players expire at the end of this season.

Ramos and Modric expressed their desire to continue and finish their careers at Real Madrid. However, veterans want to get contracts for several years. “Blancos” prefer to extend the agreement with age players for 1 year.

However, the Spanish media believe that the parties will be able to agree. Extending Ramos and Modric should not be a problem.

Earlier, the midfielder admitted that he dreams of playing for Real Madrid.

Chelsea review Milinkovic-Savic
According to La Gazetta dello Sport, Lazio midfielder Sergei Milinkovich-Savic fell into the sphere of interests of “Chelsea”. The London club sent their scouts to Italy to view the 25-year-old Serbian, who is personally interested in the “aristocrats” coach Frank Lampard.

Milinkovic-Savic has 1 goal and 1 assist in 3 Serie a matches this season.

Arsenal have not discussed the option of terminating their contract with Ozil
The German intends to break into the squad.

According to ESPN, midfielder Mesut Ozil will work out his contract with Arsenal until the end. The 31-year-old German has not discussed terminating his contract with the gunners.

As for Ozil himself, he does not intend to consider an early termination of the contract. He’s focused on getting his place back in the main cage.

Recall that the German has not been on the field since the beginning of March, and Arsenal did not include him in the application for the group stage of the Europa League.

Liverpool entered the history of the English championship

Jurgen Klopp’s team scored an unpleasant achievement.

In the match of the 4th round of the 2020/2021 season, Liverpool, which is, we recall, the current national champion, suffered a crushing defeat in Birmingham from Aston Villa with a score of 2:7. the Merseyside club became the first current champion of the elite division of the English championship, since 1953, who conceded seven goals per match in the League.

Coutinho scored the first official goal for Barcelona after returning
Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho scored an accurate shot in the match against Sevilla.

In the 8th minute of the current match between Barcelona and Sevilla, the visitors took the lead. However, two minutes later, the score was restored to parity after Coutinho’s strike – 1:1. Now the match continues the first half.

The goal against Sevilla was the 28-year-old Brazilian’s first official goal since returning to the camp Nou from a loan spell at Bayern Munich, where he played in the previous 2019/2020 season.

The last time Coutinho scored for the blue-garnet team at an official level was on April 16, 2019. In the second leg of the 1/4 final of the Champions League against Manchester United, he participated with his goal in the 3-0 defeat of the English.

Shakhtar Donetsk goes into self-isolation – in the team and club coronavirus
Two employees of the club, goalkeeper Andrey Pyatov and midfielder Taras Stepanenko, fell ill.

As the press service of “miners,” medical service of “Shakhtar” received the results of PCR tests on COVID-19 players of the national team of Ukraine, which were delivered them the day before their departure to the national team. Pyatov and Stepanenko, as well as two FC employees, tested positive.

Note that both Pyatov and Stepanenko took part in Sunday’s match of the Ukrainian championship “Desna” – “Shakhtar” (3:3). The reaction of the club from Chernihiv to the incident is still unknown.

Now “Shakhtar” in full force goes to self-isolation on the order of the sanitary doctor supervising the club. On Monday and Thursday, all players, coaches and first-team staff will undergo additional testing, after which further actions will be determined.

Pyatov and Stepanenko will miss the October matches of the Ukrainian national team against France (sparring), as well as Germany and Spain (in the framework of the UEFA Nations League).

Barcelona will introduce Desta next week

The American is one step away from joining the Catalan club.

Ajax defender Serginho Dest will officially become a Barcelona player in a few days, according to insider Fabrizio Romano. According to the source, the Catalans and the Dutch are actively working on the registration of the deal. “Blue-garnet” will pay for the player 22-23 million euros plus bonuses.

Desta had a choice between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but he chose the Catalan club. According to media reports, the player has already said goodbye to his Ajax partners. Desta’s agreement with Barcelona will last for 5 years.

Earlier it was reported that the coach of the “blue-garnet” still wants to sign Depay.

Bayern lost in the German League after 14 consecutive wins
The Munich club interrupted their winning streak.

Recall that in the away match of the 2nd round of the German Bundesliga-2020/2021, the Bavarians lost 1-4 to Hoffenheim.

This failure put an end to the 14-match winning streak of the team of Hans-Dieter flick. Recall that in the opening round of the new season, Bayern defeated Schalke 8:0 away.

Italian championship. Verona took the lead in Serie A, Sassuolo defeated the newcomer of Serie A
The second round of Series a continues.

Five matches will be played on Sunday. In the first match of the game day, “Sassuolo” almost without problems beat the newcomer of Serie A – “Spezia” – 4:1. “Verona” won 1:0 at home against “Udinese”, and with 6 points came out on top in the standings.

On Saturday, September 26, four matches were played in the 2nd round of the Italian championship, among which it is worth highlighting the game “inter” – “Fiorentina”. The match ended with the score 4:3 in favor of the hosts.

The tour will close on Monday, September 28, with the game “Bologna” – “Parma”.


La Spezia – Sassuolo-1:4
Goals: Djuricic, 12 (0:1). Blocked by the covering 30 (1:1). Berardi, 64, pen. (1:2). Defrel, 66 (1:3). Caputo, 76 (1:4).
Spezia: Zoot, Ramos, Dell’Orko (Habot, 87), Erlich, Sala (Ferrer, 79), Escape (Mora, 72), Ricci, Bartholomew (Deyola, 72), Agudelo (Farias, 72), Gyasi, Galabinov.
“Sassuolo»: Consigliere, Kirikes (Ayhan 78), Tolyan, Kiriakopoulos (Burabia 46), Ferrari, Obiang (Muldur 46), Locatelli, Djuricic, Defrel (Traore 69), Berardi (Ricci 87), Caputo.

Verona – Udinese-1:0
Goal: Favilli, 57 (1:0).
Verona: Silvestri, Faraoni, Cetin, Lovato, Dimarco, Barak, Veloso, Zaccagni (Collie, 77), Tamez (Davidovich, 90), Gunter, Di Carmine (Favilli, 40).
“Udinese»: Musso, Zegelar (Auveyan 62), De Mayo (Nestorowski 78), Rodrigo Becao, Ter Avest, Coulibaly, de Paul, Arslan (Forestieri 62), Samir, Lasagna, Okaka Chuka.