The situation of Group D in the Champions League has become unpredictable

Real Madrid’s defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk has made the situation of Group D unpredictable.

Before the fifth match, many people believed that Real Madrid would enter the round of 16 because they had 7 points and only 1 point behind Borussia Monchengladbach’s top. Meanwhile, Shakhtar Donetsk’s chances of going on even though they only have 4 points. Inter Milan only has 2 points and must expect a miracle.

Finally, a miracle appeared for the Nerazzurri. In Germany, his teachers and students Antonio Conte defeated Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 thanks to the goals of two former Manchester United stars Matteo Darmian and Romelu Lukaku. In the match that took place at the same time, Real Madrid suddenly received a 0-2 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk at Olimpiysky Stadium.

Real Madrid was disappointed by Shakhtar Donetsk

Currently, Borussia Monchengladbach still has 8 points. Shakhtar Donetsk is second with 1 point less. Real Madrid also has 7 points but must be ranked third due to poor performance against confrontation. Finally, hope to return to Inter Milan because they are only 3 points behind the top of the table.

Real Madrid was disappointed by Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter won the match, Conte and Lukaku shared a statement

What could happen in the last game? If they both receive defeat at home, Real Madrid and Inter Milan will lead each other to leave the game. Then, Los Blancos will have the first appearance in the Europa League in history. So, if he wants to determine his own fate, Mr. Zinedine Zidane’s teachers and students must win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

In the event of a draw in Spain, Real Madrid will have to wait for Inter Milan to beat Shakhtar Donetsk. At that time, Los Blancos will be 1 point ahead of the representative of Ukraine and pass the group stage.

Meanwhile, with Inter Milan, if they want to continue, they must defeat Shakhtar Donetsk at Giuseppe Meazza, and wish Real Madrid to do the same against Borussia Monchengladbach.

At that time, Real Madrid will lead with 10 points, Inter Milan will have the same 8 points as representatives of the Bundesliga, but ranked above due to the performance against each other. If the Nerazzurri win and the remaining match is a draw, they will still be eliminated by their inferior performance against Real Madrid.

Barca has the youngest squad in the Champions League after 9 years

Barca launched the youngest squad in the Champions League after 9 years but still won Dynamo Kyiv to win tickets.

Barca’s meeting with Dynamo Kiev after winning 3 previous matches has helped coach Ronald Koeman for many pillars to rest. This means they use the youngest squad in the Champions League since 2011 when they met BATE Borisov in the group stage (23 years and 93 days).

Barca’s squad under Pep Guardiola at the time included Pinto; Montoya, Bartra, Fontas, Maxwell; Jonathan Dos Santos, Thiago, Sergi Roberto; Cuenca, Rafinha, and Pedro.

Now, 11 starting players from the Catalan team include Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Junior; Pjanic, Alena; Trincao, Coutinho, Pedri and Braithwaite have an average age of 24 years and 206 days.

The squad could have been younger if 17-year-old striker Ansu Fati was not injured. Meanwhile, Messi has been released, while Pique, Busquets, Sergi Roberto are injured.

Among the match’s novelty, the highlight was the presence of a player from the youth team – Oscar Mingueza. The 19-year-old midfielder from the Barca B team played very personality, taking advantage of the absence of Pique and Araujo to make an impressive debut.

Barca only launched the B team, but still won

Notably, Matheus Fernandes (22) finally made his debut as a Barcelona player. The Brazilian midfielder entered the field in the 72nd minute for Pedri and switched to interception position.

Besides, Konrad de la Fuente (age 19) has played in the first team after arriving at the club in 2014 at the age of 12. For his part, Riqui Puig made his Champions League debut at the age of 21.

Barca made a surprise decision for Messi in the match against Dynamo Kiev

Barca coach Koeman made a surprise decision for Lionel Messi against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Barcelona announced the squad for their match against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League group stage, most notably the absence of Leo Messi and Frenkie de Jong. Coach Ronald Koeman decided to give Messi and De Jong rest, alongside injured players such as Pique, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Araujo, and Ansu Fati.

Both Messi and De Jong were allowed to rest

Given this situation, Barca’s starting line-up could be attributed to Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, Alena; Dembele, Coutinho, Pedri; Griezmann.

Many football clubs announced the lists of players participating in the Champions League

Man City

Coach Pep Guardiola has officially announced the list of Manchester City players who will attend the UEFA Champions League this season.

After a break to make room for an international series, Man City will enter the stressful period of the season when they have to fight in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League arena. However, with a powerful force, Man City does not need to worry too much about the upcoming schedule.

Man City does not need to worry too much about the upcoming schedule

Man City will start the UEFA Champions League campaign this season with the match against Porto at dawn on October 22. Therefore, Man City had to send the list of players participating in the tournament to UEFA right now.

As a rule, each club must submit a List A consisting of a maximum of 25 players with a minimum of 8 locally trained players, of which at least 4 players must go through the ranks of the academy’s team.

Also, there is List B, which includes players aged 21 and under who trained for 2 years at the club. This list can be updated at any time, as long as 1 day before UEFA Champions League matches take place.

Liverpool

Liverpool has just announced a list of 24 players that will attend the Champions League this season. In which, the player who does not have a clear future at Anfield, Xherdan Shaqiri, is also present. The Red Brigade will advance to the Champions League this year with two new names Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota.

Liverpool has just announced a list of 24 players that will attend the Champions League

Besides, coach Jurgen Klopp will also be adding players from list B (players born on/after January 1, 1998, and playing for the club for 2 consecutive years since his 15th birthday, players 16 years old can also participate if he has been registered two years earlier), which means he can add young stars like Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, and Rhys Williams.

In this year’s group stage, the Red Brigade will meet Atalanta, Ajax Amsterdam, and Midtjylland. In addition to the least famous Midtjylland, all 3 remaining teams stand out with their attacking playstyle, promising to bring exciting matches.

Man Utd wants to win the Champions League next season

Midfielder Fred believes that Man Utd will successfully defend his position in the top 4 of the Premier League to attend the Champions League next season.

Fred is excited about Man Utd attending the Champions League next season

Man Utd is third in the Premier League. They need at least one draw at Leicester Stadium in the last round to win tickets to the Champions League. If Man Utd loses and Chelsea beat Wolves in the match at the same time, Fred and his teammates will lose interest.

The upcoming match is also the occasion for Fred’s teammate – center-back Harry Maguire – to meet the old club. Man Utd spent $ 97 million to recruit Maguire from Leicester in the summer of 2019. England midfielder immediately became a mainstay in the defense. In the first leg, he helped Man Utd defeat Leicester 1-0.

Regarding the opponent, Fred particularly noted striker Jamie Vardy – who is leading the race to the Premier League scorer with 23 goals.

Solskjaer is expected to gradually bring Man Utd back to the previous position

Currently, with the third place in the Premier League, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the distance from Man Utd to the two leading teams is really far.

Man Utd is third in the Premier League. If they do not lose on the pitch of Leicester in the final round on Sunday 26/7, they will successfully defend the position and ticket to the Champions League – the biggest goal this season.

The progress of Man Utd is something that can be seen this season, even with an unbeaten period throughout 13 matches. However, it is also not really stable. Recently, former defender Gary Neville suggested that Man Utd need to buy three to four top players to improve the squad quality.

After the Premier League, Man Utd will return to the Europa League with the return leg of the round of 1/8. In the first leg, Solskjaer and his students won 5-0 at Lask. The tournament takes place from August 5 to August 21.