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).