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.

Vidal refused compensation, wanting to leave Barcelona faster

Midfielder Arturo Vidal does not intend to claim a cash bonus from the Catalan club for early termination of the contract.

Tuttosport claims that the 33-year-old, in an effort to speed up his move to inter Milan, will not require the blue-garnet players to pay the corresponding compensation of 6.5 million euros.

Earlier it was reported that Vidal has already agreed a personal contract with inter. The Chilean’s annual salary will be 6 million euros plus bonuses. The contract with Vidal will be valid until 2022, with the possibility of extending it for another year.

Vidal has been playing for Barcelona since 2018.

Championship of France. PSG lost to Marseille in the match with five clearances, Monaco won against Nantes

French Ligue 1 clubs completed the third round of the 2020/2021 season.

championship of France. PSG lost to Marseille in the match with five clearances, Monaco won against Nantes»Photo: the opening match of the third round on Friday, September 11, Bordeaux hosted Lyon. The teams left the field without scoring goals.

On Saturday, the 12th, the tour was continued with two matches. In the first of them, Montpellier hosted nice. The hosts won an unexpectedly easy victory with a confident score. In the second match, Saint-Etienne hosted Strasbourg. The hosts won the match.

On Sunday, September 13, the remaining seven matches took place, including PSG’s meeting with Marseille, which took place in the tour and pleased with an unexpected result.

Hames Rodriguez: “Great performance”
Colombia midfielder Hames Rodriguez has given an assessment of his debut match in the ranks of Everton.

Recall that in the opening round of the season in the English Premier League, the Merseysiders beat Tottenham 1-0 in London. Hames was satisfied with both the team performance and his own actions in the match.

“The excellent performance of the team, happy for his first game in the t-shirt “toffee,” wrote Rodriguez in his Twitter.

Chelsea have found a replacement for Kepa in France

The Blues are close to making another transfer.

Chelsea have found a replacement for Kepe in France, Rennes Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has entered the sphere of Chelsea’s interests, according to insider Fabrizio Romano. According to the source, the clubs are at the stage of advanced negotiations on the player. It is possible that the Blues will sign the 28-year-old Senegalese in a few days.

Mendy will probably be replacing the Kep Arrizabalaga. The goalkeeper is not satisfied with the coach of “Chelsea” Frank Lampard. However, the Spaniard does not plan to leave the London club.

Officially. Hames moved to Everton
The Colombian will continue his career in the Premier League.

Everton have announced the transfer of real Madrid midfielder Hames Rodriguez on their official club website. The parties signed a 2-year contract with the possibility of extending it for another 1 season. According to the Tranfermarkt portal, the toffees paid 22 million euros for the player.

Hames became Everton’s second new player in the last few days. Earlier, ex-Napoli player Allan joined the club from Liverpool.

Mbappe contracted a coronavirus
The Frenchman will be out of the game for a while.

PSG and France forward Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for a coronavirus, according to Goal. According to the newspaper, the player has already left the location of the national team. The striker will not help the “tricolor” in the match of the 2nd round of the League of Nations against Croatia, which will take place on September 8.

The loss of Kilian could be serious for the French national Team. It was Mbappe who scored the only goal in the match against Sweden, which brought victory to the reigning world Champions.

Mbappe is likely to miss PSG’s first Ligue 1 match on September 10. In 3 days after this meeting, Parisians will play against Marseille. The forward may miss this match as well.

Earlier, Mbappe called on PSG to strengthen the squad for the new season.

Messi is disappointed with the reaction of his Barcelona partners to his action

Barcelona’s Argentine striker Lionel Messi was counting on the support of other players in the team.

Onda Cero claims that the silence of the players from the “blue-garnet” camp greatly upset the captain. Recall that not so long ago, Messi notified the club of his desire to terminate the contract and get the status of a free agent. However, it later became known that the Argentine will continue his career at camp Nou until the summer of 2021 – the expiration of his current contract.

The source recalls that the Barcelona players took a neutral position in the situation with Messi, and did not support their partner.

Earlier it was reported that Messi was criticized the President of “Barcelona” Josep Maria Bartomeu that he did not keep his word.

Sterling scored Iceland’s second career goal from the penalty spot
England and Manchester city forward Raheem sterling scored the only goal in the Iceland – England Nations League match.

Recall that the match, which took place the day before, on Saturday, September 5, in Reykjavik, ended with a score of 1: 0 in favor of the founders of football. In the first minute of the match’s compensated time, Raheem sterling accurately converted an 11-yard shot.

According to Sky Sports Stats, the 25-year-old Englishman scored just his second penalty in 429 career games. Sterling’s first goal from the “point” came in September 2017 in the English Premier League match against Watford (6:0).

The conditions under which Vidal is ready to leave Barcelona are named»
The Catalan club intends to terminate the contract with Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal ahead of schedule.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the South American is ready to leave the club ahead of schedule, but wants to get his salary for the remaining year on the contract. We are talking about 6 million euros excluding taxes.

Vidal is one of those players that new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman does not see in his team.

We will remind, earlier it became known that Vidal has already agreed a personal contract with inter Milan, where he intends to continue his career.

Napoli set to raise 70 million euros from sale of Koulibaly to Man City

According to ESPN, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly may change clubs. The 29-year-old Senegalese is close to signing for Manchester city. Neapolitans demand 70 million euros for the player, but “citizens” consider this price too high.

Note that Koulibaly intends to ask Napoli to drop the price in order to make the transition to the camp of “citizens” as soon as possible.

The Senegalese made 25 Serie a appearances last season.

Cousin Messi: “Leo needs to find a place where he feels happy»
The departure of the blue-garnet striker becomes very real.

Maximiliano Biancucchi, a cousin of Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, shared his opinion on the possible departure of the Argentine from the club.

“He must find a place where he will feel happy. If he had been happy at Barcelona, he would have stayed there. He no longer feels happy there and wants to find a new path. This is his right.

I would like to see him in a team that plays well. I have a passion for good football.

Of all the suggested options, Manchester city would be the best. Another one is PSG, but we have to wait. No matter where he goes, he will be happy and feel harmony,” Biancucchi said in an interview with Deportes Cuatro.

Liverpool want to sell Wijnaldum to Barcelona to sign Thiago
The Reds are looking for funds to buy the Spaniard.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool midfielder Georginho Wijnaldum may move to Barcelona. Both sides are working with extreme caution to make progress in negotiations over the 29-year-old Dutchman’s transfer.

It is reported that the Merseysiders are asking Barcelona for 30 million euros for Wijnaldum, which the club intends to spend on buying Bayern midfielder Thiago.

Last season, the Liverpool midfielder scored 4 goals in 37 Premier League games.

MU will sell Lingard and Pereira in the near future
The mancunians plan to strengthen three positions at once.

According to the Times, Manchester United Manager OLE Gunnar solskjaer wants to strengthen the squad in the current transfer window. The red devils coach is set to sign a Central defender, winger and striker.

It is reported that the club is close to parting ways with Midfielders Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira.

Ter Stegen on the match with Bayern: “I’m not looking for excuses, there are none»

The German wants to forget this meeting as soon as possible.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen shared his thoughts after the 2-8 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“Really hard times. Fans, I am very sorry about what happened yesterday.

I’m disappointed. I don’t want to look for excuses – there are none. We definitely need to change, ” the German tweeted.


Maguire: “for MU, reaching the semi-finals IS not yet a success”
The Englishman wants to achieve more.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire shared his expectations for the Europa League semi-final meeting with Sevilla, which will take place today.

“Reaching the semi-finals is not a success for our club. We finished the season in third place in the Premier League, but this is not enough for our club.

We want to be better in the future. We want to win trophies, the Premier League and cups.

It’s great to get to the semifinals, but you need to work hard, get to the final and win it.

I have seen fragments of Sevilla’s performances, they are a strong team. They performed well in La Liga, played well since January. They, like us, are in good shape.

I would say that they are a strong, strong team, but you need to believe in your abilities, focus on yourself. If we play the way we know how, we will reach the final,” Maguire said for ESPN.

Fernandes: “I need to play much better to earn comparisons with Cantona”
The Portuguese modestly responded to comparisons with the Mancunian legend.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes commented on comparisons with former club forward Eric Cantona.

“I’m happy that people are talking about it, but I think Cantona was a great player, I need to play much better to deserve such comparisons.

Cantona has won a lot of trophies with MU and I will be happy if we win the Europa League.

When a club buys you for 55 million pounds, you get confidence. I had already played in Italy and I knew what it was like to play outside of my country, to play in another League.

Of course, my coach and partners supported me. The coach keeps saying that I should do what I did at sporting and try to get better at it. It helps me.

It is not easy for me, because the Premier League is a completely different tournament, but the coach, his staff, teammates believe in me, and everything is going well. We have good results, I scored a few goals, ” Brunu said for The Guardian.