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Messi and Ronaldo expressed their grief over the departure of Maradona

Two statues of the contemporary football village used the word “immortal” to express their admiration and mourning over the sudden departure of Diego Maradona.

Information that is most interested by live football viewers at this moment is nothing but legend Diego Maradona who died last night after a heart attack. Throughout the history of the sport of kings, Maradona has always been regarded as one of the best and greatest. He also became the endless inspiration for digital shorts dreams of many generations of players later.

Not only the Argentinian, but also famous football stars are deeply saddened by the sudden departure of Maradona. In particular, the two best superstars in the world in the past decade, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, have had their experiences about this.

On the personal page, the player who is rated as “descendant” of Maradona – Lionel Messi shares the emotional state:

“A really sad day for the football world and for Argentina. He was truly gone, but he will live forever because Diego is eternal, eternal. I will never forget the wonderful moments I have been privileged to spend with Diego. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP. “

Meanwhile, the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also shared a few words on his personal page with a picture he was taken with Maradona in black and white:

“Today, I bid farewell to a special friend, and the football world bids farewell to an eternal legend. Diego truly is a gift of God and a most wonderful man. He is a mage with a ball. Sadly, he left too soon, but the legacy he left behind will forever endure and never be filled. Please rest in peace, humans are never forgotten. “

Besides Messi and Ronaldo, many other football stars and former players such as Memphis Depay, Marcelo, David Beckham, Iniesta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Gareth Bale have all posted tribute status to the Golden Boy of the day that he moved to another soccer team in heaven.

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Ronaldo received a great honor at Juventus against Cagliari

Cristiano Ronaldo can receive a great honor in Juventus shirt colors against Cagliari in Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to wear the Juventus captaincy for the first time tomorrow night. Opportunities opened up for Ronaldo when coach Andrea Pirlo confirmed both captain Giorgio Chiellini and vice captain Leonardo Bonucci were absent from the match against Cagliari.

In this case, the captain’s armband is usually given to the player who has been with the club for the longest time. Currently, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has more time for Juventus than any of his teammates, but it is difficult to compete with Wojciech Szczesny who is in good shape.

Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado also had the honor last season after a long stay with Juventus. But the two have not been in good form recently, so their ability to sit on the bench is great.

Therefore, Ronaldo became the best candidate to wear the Juventus captain’s armband against Cagliari. The Tuttosport newspaper revealed that coach Pirlo informed Ronaldo about this.

Notably, Ronaldo was given the opportunity to wear the Juventus captain’s armband in the final minutes of winning Udinese in December last year but refused to give honor to teammate Blaise Matuidi who had a longer time at Juventus.

Up to now, Ronaldo has had more than 2 years playing for Juventus. He contributed 71 goals and 17 assists in 96 appearances in all competitions.

From 2010 to 2016, the Portuguese striker achieved superb scoring speed. In each of those seasons, he scored at least 50 goals, 53, 60, 55, 51, 61 and 51 respectively.

For his part, Messi reached 73 goals in the 2011/12 campaign but never maintained a steady performance like CR7.

In six consecutive seasons from 2012/13 to 2017/18, Ronaldo was the player with the most goals in the Champions League. Messi has only won this award 3 times.

With his age and the presence of top strikers such as Lewandoski and Haaland, it is unlikely to win 3 more scorers.

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Messi still receives a great bonus for loyalty despite leaving Barca

ESPN revealed Messi will still receive a big loyalty bonus whether or not he decides to leave Barca at the end of this season.

Messi has not yet agreed to extend his contract with Barca, which will end at the end of this season. Conflict with the Barca leadership could cause the Argentine striker to leave after 20 years of sticking.

But despite the decision to break up with Barca, Messi still receives a great bonus for loyalty over the years. The source of ESPN revealed that Messi’s contract with Barca in 2017 had a provision for the club to pay bonuses for player loyalty.

The gods of Barca in the past such as Xavi or Iniesta also received the same bonus when parting with the team. This is a gift that Barca gives to the players who have dedicated their career to the club.

But Messi’s case is more special because the prize money is unprecedented. The source of ESPN said that Barca will reward Messi about 66 million euros. Messi received half of the prize money in February this year and the other half will be paid out at the end of the contract.

Before that, Xavi was only awarded 21 million euros for loyalty to Barca, Iniesta 18 million, while Carles Puyol even refused Barca’s gifts. The former Spanish player thinks that Barca helped him become a good player, so it is obvious that he is loyal to the club.

In the current situation, having to pay a big bonus to Messi makes Barca face a lot of financial difficulties. They already owe about 480 million euros and are expected to lose about 300 million euros this season due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

To deal with this situation, Barca is asking the players to reduce their salaries by 30% (about 190 million euros) and sell 50% of the shares of the Barca Corporate project (about 200 million euros).

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Bruno Fernandes and his teammates have just lost to Basaksehir in shock

MU just had to receive a very bitter defeat at Istanbul Basaksehir. And it can cause “Red Devils” to embrace hatred, in the context of Group H is really death, where all 4 teams have intact the door to the next round.

Group H Champions League 2020/21 becomes more complicated than ever. After the third match, this group became a “hot spot” because all 4 teams had an intact chance to continue. Only Group B, where the big Real Madrid suddenly declined, has a complicated situation similar to Group H.

Despite losing 1-2 at Istanbul Basaksehir, MU is still the top team in Group H with 6 points after 3 matches. However, the gap between them and the second ranked team RB Leipzig is no longer available. Because the German team has just shocked with a 2-1 victory over PSG to have the same 6 points as MU. PSG and Basaksehir are behind with 3 points.

Thus, the score gap between the first and bottom teams is only 3 points, while there are still 3 innings. Everything is subject to change in rematches between the teams in Group H.

MU also has to be a guest at Leipzig field in the last match, confronting PSG in the fifth game. Coach Solskjaer’s team lost to PSG 0-2 at Old Trafford in 2018, so there is no guarantee that “Red Devils “there will be 3 points, even 1 point against PSG.

It can be said that the defeat in Turkey heavily affected the progress of the “Red Devils” in the Champions League this year. Obviously, fans of this team have a reason to get angry with coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They have made themselves unacceptable.

In the fourth match, the score gap between the teams in Group H can be completely leveled if MU continues to lose to Basaksehir, and PSG returns the debt to Leipzig. Then, Group H will happen in the case of up to 4 teams with the same 6 points.

This means that the tickets to continue in Group H Champions League 2020/21 will only be determined in the final round. But in that match, MU will have to march to Leipzig’s yard, the match will take place at 3 o’clock on December 9 (Hanoi time). This will be an uncertain trip with “Red Devils”.

The current situation is reminiscent of the 2015/16 Champions League, the season where MU was also eliminated from the group stage. In the final match, the team then led by coach Louis van Gaal had to face the home team Wolfsburg, even winning the German representative on away field. However, in the end, “Red Devils” lost 2-3 on Wolfsburg’s field and was bitterly eliminated.

Looking at the current situation, it can be seen that the advantage that MU currently has is not as great as what they think. Before the match, many people judged that Solskjaer teachers and students must have at least 1 point to leave Turkey. But no, they lost in a match where the defense played as apprentices.

If you want to avoid the disaster from group H of death, MU needs to avoid pushing himself into a dilemma. If you win against Basaksehir and PSG at Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s teachers and students will have 12 points and a great chance to continue before entering the final series. But all calculations with the “Red Devils” now become far away, when they keep playing in the style of a game or a bad match, lacking the necessary consistency and consistency.

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4 Pele records that Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar still have to pursue

Soccer King Pele still owns 4 football records that Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar are also difficult to break in the near future.

Pele has retired for more than 40 years but still holds 4 hard-to-break records in world football. Whether Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar or Kylian Mbappe are very talented, the chances of breaking these records are very low.

1. The only player who won the world championship 3 times

Pele has three times to lift the World Cup championship in 1958, 1962 and 1970. That record has stood staggering in the past 50 years that no one can level. Two other players also participated in 3 World Cup finals but only won 2 times: Cafu and Ronaldo Nazario de Lima (1994, 2002).

Meanwhile, both Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar have never won the world championship, let alone leveling Pele’s record. Mbappe alone won the World Cup at the age of 19, but whether it is possible to maintain this record in the following years is still unknown.

2. World’s top scorer

Pele still claims to have scored 1,283 career goals, including both official and unofficial matches. This achievement is always controversial because many goals are not confirmed. Someone said Pele only scored 1,281 or 1,282 goals.

Even FIFA only recognized Pele to score 757 goals in official matches. This milestone is entirely within the reach of Ronado (737) and Messi (704) as both have maintained good scoring records in the past two seasons with more than 30 goals per season.

3. Player scoring the most with a team

Messi has a great chance to break the record for most goals scored with a team held by Pele. The King of Football scored 643 goals in 18 years playing for Santos.

Currently, Messi has 637 goals in Barca shirt and can completely break that record before the end of the season. Pele’s record would have been held if Messi left Barca last summer.

4. Brazil’s top scorer

Pele holds the record for most goals scored for the Brazilian team with 77 goals. But this milestone will soon be broken in the near future when the second runner, Neymar, has 64 goals.

The PSG striker is only 28 years old so there are still many opportunities to play for the Selecao and set a new scoring record.

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Giggs: ‘Cavani will be as big of an impact as Fernandes’

Wales coach Ryan Giggs – thinks striker Edinson Cavani will help his new Man Utd teammates improve.

“I met Uruguay in the second game that led Wales,” Giggs said on Webby & O’Neill’s Youtube channel. “Cavani plays better than Luis Suarez, I did not expect him to be that good. Cavani may not have played much for the past time, affecting his gameplay. But, Man Utd fans still want a true striker. Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial, half striker, half winger, and Cavani center striker, wall striker He has rich experience in battle I hope Cavani will help your teammates get better, like Bruno Fernandes did. “

Cavani has not played a match for Man Utd since joining on October 5. The 33-year-old striker only practiced with his teammates for one day, until the match against PSG on the evening of October 20. He asked Coach Ole Solskjaer for permission not to attend the match against the old team, because he was not physically fit.

Giggs once led Man Utd as acting coach in 2014, after David Moyes was sacked. Later, he worked as an assistant to Louis van Gaal. By 2018, Giggs accepted the lead of Wales.

Man Utd won the PSG host 2-1 in the Champions League debut, in which midfielder Axel Tuanzebe shone when he repeatedly stole the ball from Kylian Mbappe. Tuanzebe debuted for the Man Utd first team in 2015, and he was highly regarded by Giggs. The 46-year-old coach said: “Tuanzebe is a lovable guy, with a strong temper. He has the qualities of a center-back, and just needs more play, no more injuries. Tuanzebe has a very good ball, and can play as a midfielder. I wanted to use Tuanzebe as a midfielder, under Van Gaal. He read the game well, as shown in the PSG game.

Tuanzebe, 22, played his first match in 2020 against PSG. He impressed more than official players like Victor Lindelof.

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Argentina won at Bolivia after 15 years

Lionel Messi and his teammates upstream beat Bolivia 2-1 in the second round of the 2022 World Cup in South America on the evening of October 13.

Argentina had a low start. This is to be expected, although in terms of the squad they completely outperform the top stars playing in Europe such as Messi, Lautaro Martinez, etc.

Hernando Siles Stadium in Bolivia’s La Paz plateau – which is 3,640 meters above sea level – is an obsession with Argentina. As of 1979, they had played seven matches here, but won only once in 2005, remaining tied two and lost four.

And the tragedy seemed to be coming back to Argentina when the net bounced in the 24th minute. In a simple counter-counter-attack situation, although there were more people, the visitors still let Moreno Martins sneak down and jump high. Headed the opener for Bolivia. Before and after this goal, goalkeeper Franco Armani was still a few times threatened, by Martins header or Leandro Paredes shot from about 20 meters.

After getting used to the thin atmosphere and the pace of the game, Argentina gradually played better, especially in the late first half. The tackles with the participation of Messi, Lautaro and Ocampos forced Bolivia to retreat to the defense.

However, thanks to a little luck, the visitors found the equalizer in the 45th minute. In an attempt to solve the problem, Jose Carrasco hit Lautaro’s foot, causing the ball to fly back into the Bolivian goal.

Finding an equalizer before the end of the first half helps Argentina play more confidently. Messi also plays a more active role in assisting. In the 75th minute, he poked the slot for Lautaro to escape, but the Inter striker missed the chance to score. In the 79th minute, Messi opened the attack, allowing his teammates to score 2-1. After receiving the ball from the captain, Lautaro did not want to finish, but moved to the left of the box so that new player in Joaquin Correa came across the corner.

After the first two matches, Argentina earned six points. Last weekend, Messi scored the only goal from the penalty spot to help the team defeat Ecuador 1-0.

At the next gathering for the 2020 World Cup qualifiers, Argentina hosted Paraguay on November 12 and became a guest of Peru on November 17.

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Shocked by Messi’s strange number of touches in the match against Ecuador

Messi scored to help Argentina win against Ecuador in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers but he was even more surprising with the number of touches in the penalty area.

The Argentina squad had a tough start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a minimal win over Ecuador with a goal on penalties.

Lionel Messi continues to play the hero of the team, but this can not hide the fact that the Argentina team has not been able to fully exploit the talent of the Barca star.

Opta’s statistics show that Messi had 70 touches of the ball in the match against Ecuador, ranking only sixth in the team. But the most surprising thing is that the number one attacking star of Argentina has only 1 touch the ball in the restricted area.

That was the situation where Messi kicked a penalty and this was also his only shot on target. The remaining 2 shots both took place outside the box and were blocked.

Messi only touched the ball in the Ecuadorian penalty area when taking the penalty

This poor performance is the result of coach Lionel Scaloni applying the wrong strategy. They started off with a 4-3-2-1 formation, preferring their defense to be more determined than likely attack.

Including the game, Argentine players only had 8 dribbles and the most was Messi (2). After all, Argentina only earned a penalty when Ocampos “recklessly” broke through.

In such a strict discipline, Messi could hardly find a teammate to coordinate the attack.

He was always surrounded by many opposing players, while Lautaro Martinez was almost out of place at the top. Of course, the level of the players is also part of the reason why Argentina’s underperformance.

Obviously, Messi’s situation in Argentina is far from the same when he was playing for Barca. In the last three matches under coach Ronald Koeman, Messi may not touch the ball most of the team but still touch the ball most in the penalty area.

He has a total of 28 touches in the penalty area in the last 3 matches against Villarreal, Celta Vigo and Sevilla.

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Man City launched the most expensive defender of the club

Ruben Dias joined Etihad Stadium for $ 79 million from Benfica, Man City’s transfer record for a defender.

Man City announced Ruben Dias with a six-year contract on September 29.

If Dias meets some sub-terms related to future performance, Man City will pay Benfica about $ 5 million, in addition to $ 79 million in transfer fees. At that time, the 23-year-old defender will become the most expensive player in Man City history for $ 84 million, surpassing midfielder Rodri’s record $ 81 million.

Man City partially recovers the cost of buying Dias by selling Nicolas Otamendi to Benfica. The 32-year-old Argentine midfielder is valued at $ 17 million.

“Joining a club like Man City is a great opportunity, and I cannot refuse. The club’s success speaks for itself,” Dias said at the launch. “Man City has dominated English football for the past few years, playing offensive football that I feel is right for me. It’s great to be part of this team and work with a world-class coach. Like Pep Guardiola, who has a long track record of developing young players like me, I believe I can improve here, at a club that has the right ambitions for me, I will give my best to succeed and conquer the titles “.

Dias is City’s third rookie this summer, behind center-back Nathan Ake and winger Ferran Torres . In the opposite direction, the Etihad home team sold Leroy Sane, Otamendi, and let David Silva and Claudio Bravo leave in a free form.

Dias matured from the Benfica training facility, and started playing for the first team in 2017. Over the past three years, he has entered 137 games. Dias has also played 19 caps for Portugal since 2018.

Dias is expected to replace Vincent Kompany, the midfielder who leaves a big gap for Man City after his departure in 2019. Last season, due to conceding too much in important matches, Man City was 18 points behind Liverpool. in the Premier League and eliminated by Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League .

“We admire Ruben for a long time”, said Man City Sports Director Txiki Begiristain. “We are very impressed with how he has progressed at Benfica. He has grown into a true leader and a defender with all the traits we are looking for. He’s strong in the air, Good in one-on-one situations and has very good technique. We believe he can thrive in our system.

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20 special Messi records in 20 years with Barca (Part 2)

Scored the most against teams in the Champions League

Likewise, in the Champions League, Messi has scored 35 different opponents.

The first player to score 5 goals in a Champions League match

On March 7, 2012, Messi scored 5 goals for Barca in a match. This feat was then repeated by Luiz Adriano of Shaktar Donetsk in 2014.

Score the most goals in a year

In 2012, Messi scored 91 goals for Barca and Argentina, beating the previous record held by Gerd Muller.

El Clasico’s all-time top scorer

In the biggest match in Spain, Messi scored a total of 26 goals. His record against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is 15 goals, more than any other away.

Longest goal in La Liga

From November 2012 to May 2013, Messi scored in 21 consecutive matches in La Liga.

Scored with 2 numbers in 14 consecutive La Liga seasons

Messi’s stability in front of goal means he is the only player to score more than 10 goals in 14 consecutive seasons.

More than 40 goals per season for 10 consecutive years

Messi has scored more than 40 goals in 10 consecutive years: 2009/10 (47 goals), 2010/11 (53), 2011/12 (73), 2012/13 (60), 2013/14 (41), 2014 / 15 (58), 2015/16 (41), 2016/17 (54), 2017/18 (45) and 2018/19 (51).

The only player to score with 2 numbers in all club competitions twice

Only Messi can hold this honor, having even done it twice in 2011/12 and 2015/16.

Player received the most Puskas award nominations

Messi’s spectacular strikes have earned him more Puskas award nominations for the best goal than any other player. Surprisingly, he never won an award.

Record assists in one La Liga season

Messi ended the 2019/20 season with 20 assists, equal to Xavi’s record in the 2008/09 season. No other player in the 21st century has supported so many goals.

Player with the most wins in La Liga history

Messi has won 361 games in La Liga. In all competitions, he won 513 out of 731 appearances for Barca. On January 30, 2020, La Pulga overcame the 500-win mark with the club.