Messi had to take a season off to leave Barca for free

After Man City was not interested in spending money to buy Lionel Messi, Barca captain’s door to leave Camp Nou was significantly narrowed.

The source of ESPN said that the only way for Lionel Messi to legally transfer from Barca in the summer of 2020 is to commit not to play football for any team during the 2020-2021 season.

Do everything to leave Barca, but Messi is gradually at a disadvantage

According to legal experts, the unilateral contract termination clause that Messi mentioned in the fax sent to Barca on August 25 can be understood in many ways. If the two parties do not negotiate and find a common voice, they can only use legal arbitration in court.

Last weekend, La Liga representatives said that they had approached the contract signed between Messi and Barca in 2017. La Liga leaders confirmed that the contract break fee worth $ 830 million (equivalent to 700 million euros) is still valid.

At the same time, he emphasized that he will not issue a transfer permit to Messi if the fee is not paid in full, or the owner of the Camp Nou has not agreed to let the captain leave.

Being the one who actively suggested to leave, but Messi was gradually in a weak position. In addition to being stripped of his privileges by Barca and not giving in to the transfer issue, the 33-year-old striker was also turned around by Man City.

Previously, Messi have just invited Neymar to move to Man City in the summer of 2020. However, due to financial pressure, Guardiola’s team was only able to pick him up for free, instead of activating a financial package totaling $ 300 million.

According to arguments from Barca and La Liga, Messi is still on the payroll of the Catalonia team, instead of a free player as he thought. Failure to test for coronavirus and the scheduled assembly on August 31 could cost the Argentine superstar a fine of more than a million dollars.

Messi and the legal team are still trying to find a way to leave Barca, based on the term of being free to leave the club at the end of each season. But Barca said this term expired in June 2020.

Parallel to the request for an extension, Barca made more tough moves. The Catalonia team is composing a letter to reply to Messi’s fax and announced that he did not attend the training trip before the 2020-2021 season. They also asked Messi to review the offer to leave Barca or continue to contribute to the team.

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.

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.

Europe’s top football leagues are ready to return

When the Covid-19 pandemic situation is somewhat “cooled off” in Europe, it is also the time when the top football competitions “the old continent” are planning to return to complete the 2019/20 season.

Tonight (16.5), the ball in the German league (Bundesliga) will officially roll back with 6 matches in the round 26. After 25 rounds have passed, Bayern Munich is leading the rankings with 55 points, more than 2 points against Dortmund.

Players in the Bundesliga practice waiting for “re-export”

As such, the Bundesliga is the European tournament back to the earliest post-Covid-19 era. Previously, this tournament also had a lot of difficulties in determining the return time, but thanks to the Government ‘green light’ and the efforts of the Organizing Committee, the new tournament came back soon in order to complete the 2019 season. 20.

It can be said that the Italian league (Serie A) is the most difficult tournament to roll the ball back but recently, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced that certainly Serie A season 2019/20 will Reboot next month. After 27 rounds, Juventus is leading the rankings with 63 points, 1 point higher than the second team Lazio.

Similarly, the British government has decided that professional sports events in the country will continue to be banned until at least 1.6. This means the English Premier League can return in the next month.

Initially, the most attractive tournament on the planet put the plan back on June 12, but after a meeting between the Organizing Committee and 20 clubs recently agreed to officially return to take place after one week, which means June 19.

After 29 rounds in the Premier League, Liverpool is leading the rankings with 82 points, 25 points ahead of the second team Man City.

La Liga coming back next month

Along with that, the organizers of the Spanish league football (La Liga) recently confirmed it will bring the rest of the 2019/20 season back on 12.6 and 20 clubs will have 35 days to play 11 rounds.

After 29 rounds, Barcelona is leading with 58 points, 2 points ahead of Real Madrid. Besides, the Portuguese league and Turkish championship are also scheduled to return next month.

EURO 2020 is postponed due to COVID-19 (Part 2)

The Serie A organizing committee earlier announced that they would postpone the tournament until April 3. And if as; This situation lasted, the football house bookmaker commented that the likelihood that the tournament could be postponed is longer.

Situation on La Liga tournament

Situation La Liga tournament has also announced to delay the tournament at least 2 rounds to wait for expression. The decision was made when Real Madrid announced; All football players of this team must be isolated. Are known; Real Madrid football club, basketball and handball teams are all gathered at the Valdebebas (Madrid) training area.

Therefore; after a Covid-10 positive basketball player test, all employees, athletes; players are ordered to isolate themselves at home. And require the players to adhere to strict quarantine regulations.

The optimal solution

Given the current situation, it is likely that UEFA will offer a solution to postpone the Champions League and Europa League, moving EURO 2020 to 2021. This will help the league in England, Italy or many other countries in Europe. could finish the season in the summer.

This is the best solution for the parties. If; With the start of the EURO 2020 as scheduled, there will be no time for the Football Association members to make up for the compensatory schedule when the club’s season is delayed.

When Italy decides to completely sports activities in this country until in April, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) offered three scenarios for this year’s Serie A season, including not awarding the championship; and meet privately with clubs as well as UEFA for European cup qualification, award titles based on current rankings; and finally play-off kicks to win the championship and relegation when things go down.

Daily Mail stated that the above mentioned solutions of FIGC are unfair to the teams; and ineffective. Leaving the season to a stop is the best way to ensure everything is safe. Tournaments will continue until summer; when the situation calmed down.