Messi invited Neymar to move to Man City in the summer of 2020

Lionel Messi is said to have called to invite former teammate Neymar to move to Man City in the summer of 2020.

The information was revealed by Jorge Nicola, reporter watching the Brazilian region of sports television channel ESPN, revealed on August 26th, 2020.

Messi and Neymar played successfully at Barca before the Brazilian moved to PSG in the summer of 2017 for a record of $ 263 million. A new life in Paris is sometimes not favorable, so Neymar has repeatedly expressed that he wants to return to Barca.

Messi is always excited about the opportunity to reunite, but the financial burden makes Barca’s leadership unable to meet. This is believed to be one of the reasons why Messi is dissatisfied with President Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Messi once again expressed his desire to work with Neymar again

Currently, Neymar has two years of contract with PSG. The 28-year-old striker has also just had a successful season with his home team reaching the Champions League final and winning three domestic titles. Therefore, Neymar is not sure to change the club at this time.

PSG has also repeatedly stated that Neymar is not for sale. Therefore, Man City can only achieve the goal if it spends a large amount of money to break the contract. But this possibility is unlikely after they were “touched” by UEFA for violating the Financial Fairness Act in February.

Currently, Messi still holds the point of leaving Barca. He is said to have called his former teacher Pep Guardiola to discuss his move to Man City.

Financial risks for Man City if Messi is recruited

According to Mundo Deportivo (Spain), the Financial Justice Law can be a big obstacle to Man City if it intends to buy Lionel Messi.

Under the Financial Fairness Act (FFP) established by UEFA in 2011, clubs must not spend more than they earn. This is to control financial losses, salaries, and transfer costs, while also limiting the imbalances between clubs.

With clubs participating in the Champions League and Europa League, the Association of European Football Clubs (ECA) applies a ceiling of $ 118 million in deficit in a transfer window, in addition to the regulation that no more than $ 53 million in losses in three years. main closest. Each team’s balance sheet must be checked by UEFA’s Financial Checking Committee. Bank debts and player wages are closely monitored by UEFA.

Real player received 4 Cups with just 10 matches

Alvaro Odriozola, a full-back on Real’s payroll but on loan to Bayern, has won four titles since early 2020.

Odriozola won four titles in the 2019-2020 season

Growing up from the Real Sociedad furnace and joining Real summer 2018, Odriozola was a potential defender of Spanish football. He reached the 2017 European U21 final with Spain and was called up to the team since 2017 when Julen Lopetegui as a coach.

Odriozola made 22 appearances in the first season of 2018-2019 with Real. But into the second season, things went wrong for the 1995 defender from a red card in a defeat to Real Mallorca in October 2019. After this match, Odriozola was forgotten by Zinedine Zidane, although it cost Real a transfer fee of 35 million USD.

The last time Odriozola played for Real was a 3-1 victory over Brugge in the last round of the Champions League group stage. In the previous five games in the Champions League, the 24-year-old defender made only one appearance on the bench and four games unregistered. The match against Brugge was the Spanish defender’s fifth match since the beginning of the season.

In an attempt to save his career, Odriozola accepted a move to Bayern Munich on a half-year loan agreement. However, his playing time has not improved with just five times on the pitch, with three replacements.

Alvaro Odriozola qualifies for the medal with four games in La Liga

With four games in La Liga for Real, he qualifies for the medal. The same thing happened at Bayern. Odriozola has been on the medallist in both domestic competitions, although only on the pitch three times in the Bundesliga and one at the DFB Pokal (National Cup).

Last Saturday, Odriozola replaced Joshua Kimmich in about 20 minutes of the second round of the return leg against Chelsea in the Champions League and provided Robert Lewandowski with a 4-1 victory. Bayern reached the quarterfinals, and if they won the title in Lisbon, Odriozola would have won the treble.

In total, after 10 appearances for the 2019-2020 season, Odriozola received four titles: a La Liga, a Bundesliga, a DFB Pokal, and a Spanish Super Cup – where he did not play but was registered by coach Zidane. On average, Odriozola won a title after 153 minutes of play.

Full of title, but Odriozola’s future is blurred. Bayern did not intend to extend the loan agreement of the Basque defender, and Real also had Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, and Nacho playing the right-back.

Iker Casillas goalkeeper retired after 21-year career

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas announced to put a stop to his illustrious 21-year playing career.

In 2019, Casillas suffered from heart disease and had intended to retire that same season. However, the Real Madrid legend struggled and declared to hang up his gloves after the 2019-2020 season ended.

Leaving aside his illustrious career, Casillas is expected to spend a lot of time in the competition for the chair of the Spanish Football Federation, his intention to have been in February 2020.

Casillas held a gold cup at the 2010 World Cup

Born May 20, 1981 in Madrid, Casillas was the product of the Castilla training furnace before he joined the team in the 1999-2000 season. The opportunity came with Casillas when the number one Real goalkeeper then, Bodo Illgner was seriously injured. He took the opportunity, then became the youngest goalkeeper in history to capture the Champions League final in 2000 and ascended the throne when Real beat Valencia 3-0.

Memorable moments of Casillas

With the arrival of new president Florentino Perez the following season, with the Galacticos policy, Casillas – a young adult player from the club – is preferred to use alongside young teammates like Francisco Pavon, Raul Bravo or Javier.

However, only Casillas survived the Bernabeu. He started for Real for 16 years, won three Champions Leagues, won La Liga five times and won two King’s Cups.

Casillas won the Euro Championship for the second time in 2012

Not only did he win all the titles at the club level with Real, Casillas also holds many records during his time at the Bernabeu, such as the most Champions League clean sheets, the most clean sheets in La Liga, and the most appearances in the Champions League.

Casillas is also the captain of the best team in the history of world football. Along with Spain, Casillas won the 2010 World Cup, and was crowned twice in the Euro in 2008 and 2012. He won the Golden Gloves of the 2010 World Cup, the Spanish player who wears the team the second most. history, playing four World Cups. Former Spain captain five times into the FIFA team of the year.

In the summer of 2015, at 34, Casillas left Real but did not close the journey to conquer the titles. The 39-year-old goalkeeper twice won Portugal’s championship with Porto. In the 2018-2019 season, he helped Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals, before losing to Liverpool – the team won the championship afterwards.

Messi and Ronaldo are less affected when canceling the Golden Ball

According to Spanish daily Marca, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Ramos, and Karim Benzema regret the most when the 2020 Golden Ball was canceled.

Lewandowski is the Bundesliga top scorer and has been the recipient of the European Golden Shoe this season.

Since 2007, Messi and Ronaldo, each one has only been absent in the top 3 voted Ballon d’Or. The two superstars took turns holding the noble title: Messi six times and Ronaldo five times. Over the course of 13 years, the number one position only two times escaped from the hands of the duo, namely Kaka in 2007 and Luka Modric in 2018.

Benzema and Ramos have the most scoring seasons of their career

Because of the stability of Messi and Ronaldo, those who played outstanding in the 2019-2020 season have a reason to regret not being able to break the dominance of the superstar duo.

Lewandowski is an example. The Polish striker has scored 34 goals this season, helping Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga. He won the title of top scorer in the Bundesliga and in the morning received another Golden shoes. Besides, “Gray Lobster” almost put a foot in the Champions League quarter-finals, after winning Chelsea 3-0 first leg round 1/8. Former Borussia Dortmund striker has the right to dream about this treble.

Like Lewandowski, Ramos and Benzema also had a memorable year. Together they helped Real overtake Barca in La Liga, and achieved the best scoring performance of their career. Thanks to goals from Ramos and Benzema, Real won a series of 11 wins, while also lighting up hope of reversing the game against Man City in the Champions League.

With De Bruyne, the Belgian midfielder returned strong after the 2018-2019 season struggled with injury. The core of Pep Guardiola’s play is the Premier League assist king this season, with 18 cleanups for his teammates. He also ranked fourth on Man City’s scoring list, after three forwards Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Sergio Aguero.

The common point of the four names listed by Marca is that they all won the titles in the 2019-2020 season, and Messi, Ronaldo has not. Messi’s Barca was soon knocked out of the King’s Cup, finished second in La Liga, and had yet to return to the eighth round of the Champions League with Napoli.

Real is getting closer to La Liga when winning over Granada

Zinedine Zidane’s teachers defeated Granada with a score of 2-1 in the 36th round of La Liga on July 13, recreating a four-point gap with Barca before the last two rounds.

Granada 1-2 Real

After a match outside the suspension, midfielder Sergio Ramos and right-back Dani Carvajal returned to reinforce the defense for Real. The leading team also gained a balance thanks to the important attacking stars such as Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Isco.

Just winning two more matches to win this week, Real plays focused immediately after the opening whistle. Granada could not resist, despite taking advantage of the home field and regaining its form. Real even opened the scoring on the 10th. Left-back Ferland Mendy soloed through two opposing players, then shot from a narrow-angle to hit the top of Granada’s net.

The match

In this match, Mendy started the match with Marcelo injured. The opening goal showed that the French defender completely deserved the faith of coach Zidane.

Soon to find inspiration, Real continued to press down on Granada. They just need to wait another six minutes to double the gap. After escaping down the left edge of the penalty area, Benzema cut his right foot to beat the goalkeeper Rui Silva.

Granada also staged several dangerous attacks, but not enough to score in the first half. Real defense, especially goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, excellent prevent any intrusive intent of the home team.

Coach Zidane launched Rodrygo and Asensio in the middle of the second half, but their youth could not help Real improve the attacking front. Granada continued to put the visitors in the defensive position.

The defense once again became a fulcrum for Real

Patiently defending to the last minute, Real defended was a 2-1 victory. This is the most important step of the season when they reached 83 points – more than four points compared to Barca before the last two rounds.

Real only need to beat Villarreal at home on July 16, or Leganes on July 19 to take the throne. Zidane and his students can also win the match by drawing the last two matches, due to more than Barca.

Van Persie dismissed Messi and Ronaldo from the Golden Ball award

Former Arsenal and Man Utd striker Robin van Persie selected Robert Lewandowski as the number one candidate for the Golden Ball 2020 title.

Van Persie has been successful for many years in the Premier League

Van Persie’s choice has no room for Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, two players who won a total of 11 of the last 12 titles. If this becomes true, the two superstars will be absent from the Top 3 for the first time since 2006.

In previous years, France Football magazine often published a list of candidates in November. The examiners voted to be prestigious sports journalists in each country.

Lewandowski, the striker of Bayern Munich, currently leads the number of goals in the 2019-2020 season: 52 goals in 43 matches. In particular, 34 goals in the Bundesliga, 11 goals in the Champions League and seven goals in the Cup tournament.

In addition to the two Bundesliga titles and the National Cup, Lewandowski also heads to the Champions League. The Polish striker is also leading two individual races: European Golden Shoes and Champions League top scorer.

De Bruyne, Man City midfielder, is outstanding with 11 goals and 18 assists. His team won the League Cup, competing for the FA Cup final and Champions League quarter-finals.

Mane is an important factor that helped Liverpool to win England for the first time in 30 years, with a record of 16 goals and seven assists. However, the Senegal striker no longer had the chance to win other titles. Liverpool was soon eliminated in the Cup competitions.

Messi is facing the risk of ending the 2019-2020 season with empty hands on the collective title. Barca were eliminated early in the King’s Cup, and four points behind Real in La Liga.

The owner of the Golden Ball 2019 only featured in personal performance: 22 goals and 19 times to clear the deck in La Liga. Meanwhile, Ronaldo owns 26 goals in 27 Serie A matches for Juventus. His team is likely to win Serie A, while still competing for tickets to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Inter scored six goals against Brescia in round 29 of Serie A

Midfielder Alexis Sanchez scored a goal and contributed two assists, in the match Inter beat Brescia 6-0 in round 29 Serie A on 1/7.

Inter Milan 6-0 Brescia

Besides Sanchez, another former Man Utd player, Ashley Young, also played an important role in opening the knot. The 34-year-old volley hit the ground after Sanchez’s cross on the fifth minute, before crossing the ball to D’Ambrosio to make it 3-0 at the end of the first half.

Before the last opponent, coach Antonio Conte put Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen on the bench. But at home, Inter is still too strong compared to Brescia. They held the ball 70% and finished eight times in just the first 45 minutes.

After Young opened the scoring, two other former Premier League players contributed to the double goal difference in the 20th minute. Victor Moses was fouled in the penalty area, before Alexis Sanchez scored from the spot 11 meters. Both of Chile’s goals for Inter this season have come from the times he paired up with Lautaro Martinez in attack.

Sanchez scored from the penalty spot

No more Mario Balotelli, Brescia almost paralyzed in the attack stage. The weak resistance of the bottom team made Inter kick like walking still have three more goals in the second half. Roberto Gagliardini headed the fourth goal for the hosts, following Sanchez’s penalty in the 52nd minute.

Inter finished 20 times in the match, including 12 times in goal. After Lukaku and Eriksen entered the pitch, the number of homeowners’ chances created was increasing.

Inter concretized the pressure by the final two matches Eriksen first scored in Serie A in the 83rd minute, from a penalty kick after Lukaku’s tight shot. The Danish midfielder then assisted Antonio Candreva to set a 6-0 win in the 88th minute.

Inter maintained four points clear of Lazio and eight points clear of Juventus. For Brescia, the chances of staying in Serie A become more fragile, as they are still eight points behind the safety group.

The Champions League return on August 7th, 2020

The European Football Federation (UEFA) today June 17 decides the Champions League will play back from August 7th with the remaining matches of the 1/8 round.

The remaining four matches of the 1/8 round will take place on August 7 and August 8. They are matches Juventus – Lyon, Man City – Real Madrid, Bayern – Chelsea and Barca – Napoli.

From the quarterfinals onwards, as many sources have leaked recently, UEFA chose to play a knockout match, and decided to gather the teams to focus on kicking in Lisbon, Portugal, on the fields of Da Luz and José.

Accordingly, four quarter-finals took place on 12, 13, 14 and 15/8. The two semi-finals are played on August 18 and 19. The final took place on Da Luz Stadium on 23/8. All of these matches were played on the field without an audience.

Champions Champions will be determined in the final at Da Luz on August 23rd

If a match is drawn in two extra innings, the two teams will decide to win or lose by extra time and penalty shootouts. The quarter-final draw and the Champions League semi-final will take place on July 10 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Champions League has stalled since 11/3, when it has just played half of the matches on the round of 1/8. Already PSG, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig won tickets to the quarterfinals.

In the four pairs of unfinished matches, after the first leg, Real and Chelsea were the most disadvantageous, in turn losing to Man City 1-2 and Bayern 0-3 at home. Juventus lost 0-1 at Lyon on February 26, the day after Barca drew 0-0 at Napoli.

The Europa League has also been adjusted to the schedule and plan of organization in the same manner. Accordingly, from the quarterfinals onwards, the teams will play in a knock-out format, focusing on playing in Germany, in four cities Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen, from 10/8 to 21/8.

These 1/8 round playgrounds will take place on August 5 and August 6. Matches at this stage will be delayed as Inter – Getafe and Sevilla – Roma will play on a neutral ground.

The quarter-finals will be played on August 10 and 11, and semi-finals on August 16 and 17. The Europa League final takes place on Cologne on 21/8, at 21h local time, or 3h on 22/8

UEFA Cup’s meeting to come up with a final solution for Europa League

As scheduled, today – June 17, the European Football Federation (UEFA) will meet to make decisions about the fate of two important tournaments, the Champions League and the Europa League. Many big teams like MU, Barca, Real … are watching the progress of this meeting.

Bundesliga, La Liga is back. The same thing is about to happen with the Premier League as well as Serie A. Only Ligue 1 and the Dutch league Eredivisie have made the decision to cancel the tournament, although so far looking back, it seems to be a hasty decision.

Today, UEFA meets to come up with a final solution for the Champions League and Europa League

Most member leagues are back to play the rest of the season. This forced the European Football Federation to characterize to end the two Champions League and Europa League. And that is the premise for an important meeting, scheduled for later today (Vietnam time) – June 17, at UEFA headquarters in Nyon (Switzerland).

In April, UEFA meetings were scheduled to end with the Champions League final in Istanbul (Turkey) on August 29, with the Europa League final held on the pitch. Energa Gdansk (Poland) 3 days earlier. There are currently 2 different plans to complete both tournaments under consideration.

According to the Daily Mail, another proposal is to organize the remaining Champions League knockout matches as usual. The quarter-finals will be held in July, while the semi-finals will take place in August. The question is whether there will be a first leg and a return trip? This will be the question that UEFA must make its final verdict today.

UEFA is considering organizing a small tournament at the end of the season. These matches will only have 1 turn and are likely to take place in a week. This is the same format with the World Cup or EURO.

The source of Marca newspaper revealed, after 2 months of discussion, UEFA is inclined to “mini tour” with the name Final Eight. The teams will gather in Portugal to complete the Champions League this season, because many places in Europe still restrict travel, including the city of Istanbul.

Specifically, Final Eight will take place within 12 days in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. In particular, the quarterfinals will take place from August 12 to 15, the semi-finals on August 18 and August 19 and the final will fall on August 23. The matches will be held in the form of a knockout match instead of the first leg – the return leg as before.

Barca, Juventus and Man City reacted strongly to the move from UEFA

The European Football Confederation (UEFA) is planning to host the remaining matches in the Champions League season of 2019/20 concentrated in one city, but Barca, Juventus and Man City firmly oppose.

Barca and 3 other teams disagree with UEFA about the Champions League

The Covid-19 pandemic caused the Champions League and Europa League to be pushed back indefinitely. UEFA wants to complete both tournaments after the domestic leagues are over. As expected, the two biggest European football leagues at club level will be back in early August.

Barca wants to receive Napoli in the second leg of the round of C1 C1 at home

According to the host, Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the Champions League final this season. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is making the organization in this field extremely precarious.

Specifically, the city of Istanbul is expected to be severely lost because the organization on the field has no audience, and visitors will not be able to visit Turkey at that time because there is still a travel ban to prevent the spread of disease.

Facing the above situation, UEFA has considered the alternative plans. The agency is planning from the quarterfinals onwards the matches will play concentrated in a city and Lisbon is rated as the most potential.

Portugal’s corona virus infection rate is low and has allowed football to return. Germany could also be the venue for the remaining matches in the Champions League this season.

However, Barca, Juventus, Man City and Bayern Munich disagree with the plans from UEFA. These 4 teams insisted on playing the second leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League at home, they accepted to play on the stadium without an audience.

Currently, the match between Man City vs Real Madrid, Barca vs Napoli, Juventus vs Lyon and Bayern Munich vs Chelsea has not taken place the second leg of the round of 1/8.