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Man Utd, Arsenal and the unpredictable trip (Part 2)

Callum Chambers, Tierney and Cedric Soares continue to be absent. And Olympiacos is without striker Hilal Soudani until the end of the season because of a knee injury.

This is the first match of coach Mikel Arsenal in the Europa League – the arena that Arsenal has advanced in the last two seasons. In the 2017-2018 season, they reached the semi-finals and only stopped in front of the Atletico Madrid champion.

Last year, Arsenal reached the final but lost to Chelsea 1-4. Like Man Utd, Arsenal can aim to win the Europa League this season, to qualify for the Champions League 2020-2021. If the Greek team is defeated, Arsenal will set an English football record with 23 wins in the Europa League.

Just like Man Utd and Arsenal, Inter is tense in many arenas. They were just beaten to the top of Serie A last weekend, after losing to Lazio. But with quite a force, coach Antonio Conte can still launch a squad strong enough to overcome host Ludogorets. Victor Moses, Christian Eriksen, Alexis Sanchez or Christian Biraghi all have to prepare in the defeat to Lazio.

Inter defenders Claudiu Keseru – the Romanian striker scored four goals in the group stage. Keseru is backed by a trio of speedy attacking midfielders Jody Lukoki, Marcelinho and Wanderson. This is the first time the two teams encounter. Both prefer fast-paced gameplay and will create high-speed matches.

Ludogorets has never touched Inter, but they have compared with Milan 2017-2018 season. At that time, the Bulgarian representative lost both matches. Of the 24 teams that have qualified for the Europa League group stage this season, none conceded more than Ludogorets. This is an opportunity for Romelu Lukaku or Lautaro Martinez to explore the opponent’s defense.

In the round of 16 of the Europa League, there are many notable pairs like Getafe – Ajax, Leverkusen – Porto, Roma – Gent or Wolverhampton – Espanyol.

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Bayern won Schalke 5-0 inthe 19th round of the Bundesliga

Bayern home team followed the top of the table of Leipzig, after defeating Schalke 5-0 in the 19th round of the Bundesliga on 25/1.

Taking advantage of Leipzig’s 0-2 defeat at Frankfurt, Bayern pulled the gap down to one point. Club owner Allianz is scoring 39 points, after a series of six wins.

Starting the victory over the familiar bait is striker Robert Lewandowski. He led Timo Werner in the race to the title of “Top Scorer,” with the 21st goal. The last time the striker did the same was Gerd Muller, for Bayern from 1972 to 1973.

The great match helped the teachers and students Hans-Dieter Flick reach 55 goals, four more goals than Leipzig and Dortmund. It is the best achievement in the Bundesliga after 34 years. In the 1985-1986 season, Werder Bremen scored 57 goals in 19 matches, but was still behind Bayern because of the goal difference.

Bayern was good, but Schalke lost himself. Young goalkeeper Markus Schubert made two mistakes that led to the first and last goal. Since the number one goalkeeper, Alexander Nubel, was imprisoned on the bench by Schalke for demanding a transfer to Bayern, Schubert was awarded the first arrest. Things did not go smoothly for the 21-year-old goalkeeper.

In the sixth minute, he went in and out of the error and allowed Ivan Perisic to create for Lewandowski to open the score. The Polish striker also cleared Thiago’s score to 4-0 in the 58th minute, though he had a good chance of finishing.

Schalke was only dangerous in the first half of the first half, including a shot from Rabbi Matondo’s crossbar. On the other side of the line, Bayern still braked and twice put the ball into the net, but the goal was not recognized.

At the end of the first half, the host doubled the gap with a beautiful arrangement. Perisic fishes a ball for Leon Goretzka to head in front of Thomas Muller. Muller judged well and moved first, just in time to strike the ball into the near post.

This match Goretzka, is outstanding in midfield Bayern. His effort was rewarded with a goal that made it 3-0 in the 50th minute. He tipped the lamp to the bottom of the area to score, after a corner. The score of 5-0 was fixed by Gnabry in the 89th minute, with a shot from the left. Goalkeeper Schubert flew in the wrong direction and received a bitter fruit.

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Man Utd reached a sad milestone after 22 years

Losing Man City 1-3 in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final on January 7 was the first time since 1997 that Man Utd conceded three goals in the first half of a home game.

The last time Man Utd had a similar bad result was 5/5/1997, in the draw of Middlesbrough 3-3 in round 36 Premier League. That day, Juninho, Emerson and Craig Hignett netted Man Utd in the minutes 15, 37 and 40.

After 22 years, Solskjaer is the witness of a sad milestone of Man Utd, this time as a coach. After conceding the first goal in the 17th minute, from Bernardo Silva’s long shot, “Reds” were swept away in the style of Man City, then received two more goals.

Mahrez doubled the lead in the 22nd minute, before Pereira scored an own goal because the ball bounced off the foot from De Bruyne’s shot in the 39th minute.

Man Utd played better in the second half, but it was only enough to shorten the gap to 1-3 thanks to Rashford. The team therefore still faces a difficult mountain when going to Etihad Stadium to play the semi-finals on January 29. League Cup history shows that the last 15 teams that won the first leg of the semi-finals all won tickets to the final.

Meanwhile, Man City have another important victory, helping them ease the disappointment from losing Man Utd 1-2 at home in the Premier League in December last. Great first half helped Man City have the 13th under Guardiola to lead at least three goals before halftime in away matches in all competitions.

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In the same period, since Guardiola arrived in England in the summer of 2016, Tottenham has the best statistics behind Man City, with four times. Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester and Swindon are all only three times, according to Opta.

The derby yesterday was also the seventh time Man City won in the last 10 times (the remaining draws one, losing two) as guests at Old Trafford in all competitions. This statistic marks the change of the Manchester half, because they have won only seven of 42 previous visits to Old Trafford.

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Is Liverpool the best team in English football history?

The 2-0 win over Watford helped Liverpool to realize what no club in English football history could do

Man City holds the record for a Premier League champion’s score of 100 points in the 2017/18 season. MU is the team that won the most English national championships in history: 20 times. But the two Manchester clubs also cannot do what Liverpool owns.

By beating Watford 2-0 thanks to a brace of Mohamed Salah, The Reds won 25 of the last 26 Premier League matches. The remaining match they drew 1-1 with MU at Old Trafford.

Thus, Liverpool earned up to 76/78 maximum points from the last 26 matches. They became the club to win the most scores from 26 matches in the 131-year history of the English league.

Liverpool’s 9/25 victories took place at the end of last season. The remaining 16 victories take place in the 2019/20 season. They are also the only team to remain unbeaten and win at home in the Premier League this season.

The 3 points gained before Watford also helped coach Juergen Klopp firmly consolidate the No. 1 position in his rankings. They leave the rest of the planet’s most attractive football league at least 10 points after just 17 rounds.

After winning Watford, Liverpool will travel to Qatar to attend the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup. The Reds’ opponents in the semi-finals are Monterrey. Mexico’s club and the region’s representative CONCACAF defeated Al Sadd 3-2 in the quarterfinals.

Liverpool bumper personal award of the Premier League in November 2019

With a successful record, Liverpool has won 2/3 of the individual awards of the Premier League 2019/20.

Liverpool and Leicester are the two teams to win in the Premier League in November 2019. The Reds’ victories are somewhat more impressive because their ‘defeated general’ includes Man City. The other two victories of the second half took place against Aston Villa (away) and Brighton (home).

These impressive results helped the Merseyside Reds win the individual races. Specifically: Juergen Klopp became the best coach in November and Sadio Mane was honored in the Best Player category

In November, Sadio Mane contributed 3 goals and 1 assist. One of those goals was made in the great battle with Man City on November 10 (Liverpool won 3-1).