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Italy needs four more points to attend Euro 2020

Italy beat hosts Finland 2-1 on 8/9, thereby winning all six matches played in Group J.

After this victory, Italy reached 18 points over six matches, nine points ahead of Armenia’s third team. The rules for Euro 2020 qualifies that the top two teams in each group in the qualifying round will win tickets to the final round. Roberto Mancini’s teachers, therefore, only need to win four points in the remaining four matches to win tickets to Euro 2020. Despite losing to Italy, Finland is having the opportunity to attend a major tournament for the first time when finishing second with three More points than Armenia.

Better control of the ball, Italy created the opportunity to eat in the first half. The most obvious is the volley near the edge of the penalty area of ​​Stefano Sensi, forcing goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to fly all the way to prevent. Sensi then has a long shot off the column.

Finland had difficulty putting the ball up due to Italy’s high pressing style. They use a lot of high kicks in the hope the strikers will take advantage of the height to cause mutations. However, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had to deal with such a fair play.

Early in the second half, Finland created an opportunity soon with a deflected shot of the high-striker Teemu Pukki. But when the team could not find the net, they had conceded goals. A cross from Federico Chiesa touched the head of a Finnish player and found the location of Ciro Immobile. The Italian striker headed the ball and smacked the ball into the crossbar into the net.

Finland 1-2 Italy

This opener ended the 10-match streak in Immobile’s Italy squad. The last time he scored was a 1-0 win over Israel in September 2017. The striker is playing for Lazio so the emotion is happy. However, the joy of Italy lasted more than 10 minutes.

During a cross from the right wing into the penalty area, Pukki was fouled. On the penalty spot, the striker of the Norwich club staff fooled Donnarumma to make up for Finland. But seven minutes later, the referee blew a second penalty, this time for Italy, after a touch of the ball in the penalty area of ​​Sauli Vaeisaenen. On the 11m mark, Jorginho missed a shot, making goalkeeper Hradecky unable to touch the ball in the right direction.

Porto stopped in the Champions League preliminary round

The 2004 champion was defeated by Russian club Krasnodar by the away goal rule in the third qualifying round.

Porto won 1-0 away from home in the first leg. However, dramatic happenings took place in the second leg when coach Sergio Conceicao’s side were soon conceded by Dutch midfielder Tonny Vilhena. Shapi Suleymanov then scored two consecutive goals to help Krasnodar lead 3-0 after the first half.

Ze Luis and Luis Diaz’s second goal in the second half only helped Porto equalize after 3-3 matches, but the Portuguese team was still eliminated by the away goal rule.

Winning a surprise victory, Krasnodar will meet the Greek club Olympiacos in the play-off round to win tickets to the Champions League group stage. Olympiacos overcame Basaksehir Turkey 3-0 to continue. This is Porto’s second absence in the Champions League. When Jose Mourinho led the club to the championship in 2004, Krasnodar didn’t even exist. The third club in the Russian championship last season was established in 2008.

In the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, Ajax experienced a heartbreaking match against Greek champion PAOK Salonika. After two 2-2 draws in the first leg, PAOK took the lead in the Netherlands thanks to a strike from Diego Biseswar – an adult player from Ajax training.

Dusan Tadic missed a penalty but then equalized for Ajax on the spot 11m at the end of the first half. Nicolas Tagliafico scored the second half with 10 minutes remaining to help Ajax lead 4-3 after two matches. Tadic once again scored a successful penalty to determine the ticket for the Dutch team, although Biseswar had another goal in injury time.

Ajax will face Cyprus club APOEL Nicosia in the play-off round. This team beat Qarabag 2-0 away in the second leg after losing 1-2 in the first leg. In another match, Belgian Club Club Brugge overcame Dynamo Kyiv 4-3 after the two teams drew 3-3 in the second leg.

Arsenal: Mesut Oezil and the death story of the classic ‘number 10’ (Part 2)

“If you look at the top 500 players in our rankings, the” number 10 “ratio has decreased since 2013” – Omar Chaudhuri, head of research and 21st Club football analysis share. “In 2013, 59/500 was” No. 10 “, but from 2014 to 2019, this number was reduced to 51, 41, 37, 30, 30, 30. In other words, the number of” 10 “is ancient. Dictionary has halved in the past 6 years”.

Each attacking midfielder is charged with a creative season. For example Mesut Ozil 2015/16, created 28 opportunities considered a creative season. Of the 100 most creative seasons (counting a total of five top European leagues, except Ligue 1) from attacking midfielders in this decade – are determined by the number of opportunities created at the position. that – only 16 of them happened after the 2015/16 season. The most creative season after Mesut Oezil 2015/16 is Mesut Oezil 2016/17.

However, in the “number 10” role, he created 69 opportunities – less than half of what he had done the previous season. More importantly, the 2016/17 season marks the first time after 20 years that Arsenal have not played in the top four of the Premier League.

There seems to be a limit to what a team can achieve when their creative play is directly through “number 10”. Or, at least, the coaches of the top teams in the world think that there is a limit.

Pressing height has become the strategy of most clubs hoping to conquer the Champions League championship in recent seasons. In order to press effectively, the team needs to have some diagrams when controlling the ball, but for “number 10” to cause maximum damage, he must be able to move to find space. Coach Juergen Klopp once said “No constructive midfielder in the world can be good at a counterattack.”He said incorrectly, because he had followed the tactical trend for the past 5 years.

Above all, deploying attacks through a player is not the most effective way to win. When transfer

Three worth-noticing things in the Copa America 2019

After a week of competition, the Copa America 2019 gave the audience a lot of emotion with the top matches. Here are 3 worth-noticing things about this tournament.

1. The team plays the worst

Ecuador is the worst team to date, with five yellow cards of Mendez, Angel Mena, Arboleda, Carlos Gruezo, Velasco and two red cards of Babriel Achilier and Quinteros after two matches.

Not stopping there, Ecuador also has a number of pretty big mistakes (34 times). This turned Ecuador into the ugliest Copa America 2019 team and it would be disadvantageous to consider the Fair-play score to enter the inner round.

2. The most surprising team

Argentina is the top name in the surprise category in Copa this year. Despite being a candidate for the championship, Argentina showed a weak face after losing to Colombia in the first game and struggling to get a draw against Japan.

After 2 turns of matches, Argentina ranked at the bottom of Group B with 1 point obtained and the goal coefficient is -2. This makes Messi and his teammates unable to take over their own decisions but has to wait for the result after the final round and the condition is enough to win against Qatar with a strong score.

3. The best team

Colombia is the team that shows the cohesion as well as the very good form in the Copa America 2019. After surpassing the champion candidate Argentina in the first leg, Colombia continues to defeat defending champion Asia, Qatar to “the main road” is the first team to enter the 2019 Copa America quarterfinal early 1 round.

Coach Carlos Queiroz expressed his confidence as well as confirmed not to be bored with any team and will close the group stage with 3 wins, to declare his ambition to win the tournament.

The football events cannot be missed in 2019

Let’s take a look at some outstanding football events that will take place in 2019.

Asian Cup (from January 5 to 1/2 in the UAE)

Asian Cup 2019 is Asia’s biggest football tournament at the national level so it promises to gather the top stars in the continent.

Champions League final (June 1 in Spain)

Spanish football has dominated the European Cup for the past few years. This year, the country of this Iberian peninsula has the honor to host the Champions League final (the match takes place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano). At the end of the group stage, Spain still has 3 representatives: Barca, Real Madrid and Atletico.

U20 World Cup Award (from May 23 to June 15 in Poland)

The U20 World Championship is considered a stage for young stars to come to light. Four Asian representatives participating in this tournament are Qatar, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia (champion of the U19 Asian Championship).

The football events cannot be missed in 2019

UEFA Nations League Finals (June 5 to June 9 in Portugal)

In the first organization, the UEFA Nations League created a positive effect when all teams played hard, which means they do not only seeing this as a supplementary friendly tournament for EURO 2020 qualifiers.

There are four talents who are present in the final round: England, Portugal, Netherlands and Switzerland. According to the schedule, the UK and the Netherlands will touch each other to determine their representatives to attend the match. The other pair of semi-finals is a match between Switzerland and the home team Portugal.

America Copa 2019 (from June 14 to July 7 in Brazil)

With high-quality players, Brazil is rated highly in the South American Copa America Championship 2019, especially when they have home advantage. In addition to 10 familiar South American representatives, this year’s tournament also has two more guest teams from Asia, Japan and Qatar.