Setback for Ajax, AZ, Feyenoord and PSV: UEFA lowers prize money in Europe

UEFA is lowering the prize money for the Champions League and the Europa League for the next five seasons. The European Football Association is forced to do so due to the financial consequences of the corona crisis, The Times reports.

According to the British newspaper, UEFA would have informed the clubs that it is missing 514 million pounds (563 million euros) in television and sponsorship income. The Champions League and Europa League were finished in a slimmed-down form and on neutral ground in August. For example, the public was not welcome and the knock-out phase was about one instead of two duels.

In last season’s forecast, 2.5 billion was reserved for the European participants, of which 1.95 billion for the 32 teams in the group stage of the Champions League. However, all clubs now have to hand in four percent of the TV and sponsorship money for the coming years.

The Times charges for that Manchester City earned 96.2 million euros in the Champions League last season. The Citizens now receive 3.8 million less and have 92.4 million left. Also the Dutch participants in the European competitions this season Ajax, AZ, Feyenoord in PSVare affected by the measures.


Copa Libertadores: Tigre ran out of goalkeepers to travel to Brazil

The titular archer, Gonzalo Marinelli, and one of the alternates, Marco Wolff, returned to give a “positive result” in coronavirus, after eight days of course of the disease and will not be available to travel to São Paulo.

“I am asymptomatic and have 10 points in terms of health. I was already looking forward to coming back but I tested positive again. We only have to endure a few more days”, said Wolff, 23 years old and with a game played in the continental competition

But the technician Nestor Gorosito also has another setback, since Nicolas Navarro, the goalkeeper incorporated in this passing market, presents a muscular discomfort and his presence “is very difficult” in the clash against ‘Verdao’.

In this complex context, the coach would give the responsibility of the debut to the boy Felipe Zenobio, just 20 years old, who recently signed his first contract as a professional at the club.

Meanwhile, on the relay bench would be the even younger Federico Gomes Gerth, category 2004, who is doing his first preseason with the professional team of the Victoria cast

Tigre, with just one unit in the group, will visit Palmeiras this Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., which is already qualified for the round of 16, under the refereeing of Uruguayan Esteban Ostojich.


‘Gakpo opted for a longer PSV stay despite interest from France’

A lot of attention PSV goes out to newbies like Mario Götze and Ibrahim Sangaré, as well Cody Gakpo still makes an excellent impression this season. Gakpo had the option to move to France last season, but did not.

It reports that Eindhovens Dagblad. It remained calm around Gakpo during the last transfer period, but that was mainly due to himself. There was interest from France, but Gakpo did not hesitate for a moment and went for a longer stay at PSV. He is going for stability, as he did before by agreeing to a contract extension.

At PSV it is hoped that young players like Gakpo will develop further in Eindhoven on the basis of world champion Götze. It is hoped for a so-called ‘Guardado effect’. During his time in PSV’s midfield, the Mexican took several young talents by the arm and helped them take the next step in their development.


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Cruijff, Bergkamp, ​​Van Basten and Robben nominated for best team ever | NOW

Johan Cruijff, Dennis Bergkamp, ​​Marco van Basten and Arjen Robben have a chance of winning a place in the best team of all time. The Dutch are by the French magazine France Football nominated for the prestigious election.

Cruijff, Bergkamp and Van Basten are among the ten nominees for the central attackers. The other seven contenders are Kenny Dalglish, Eusébio, Sándor Kocsis, Gerd Müller, Romário, Ronaldo and George Weah.

The 36-year-old Robben has fierce competition in the right winger, because Lionel Messi, Luís Figo, Samuel Eto’o, George Best, Garrincha and David Beckham have also been nominated. Robben (FC Groningen) and Messi (FC Barcelona) are the only active players.

In the left winger there are no Dutch people who have a chance of a place in the best team. The nominees include Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Ronaldo and Messi can therefore end up in the team together.

Twelve Dutch have a chance of being in the best team

A total of twelve Dutch people have been nominated: Edwin van der Sar, Wim Suurbier, Ronald Koeman, Ruud Krol, Johan Neeskens, Frank Rijkaard, Clarence Seedorf, Ruud Gullit and thus Cruijff, Van Basten, Bergkamp and Robben.

The election of the best team ever is an alternative to the Golden Ball election, that France Football normally organizes. The French magazine is of the opinion that due to the corona crisis, no representative picture of the best football players of 2020 can be sketched and therefore decided not to award a Golden Ball this year.

The best team of all time will be revealed in December. A total of 170 journalists will determine which players will join the team. Fans can also vote for the site from France Football.


Peruvian National Team Cristian Benavente scored the first goal in Royal Antwerp debut see and watch Benavente’s goal in Belgium Ricardo Gareca Qualifying Qatar 2022 YouTube VIDEO

Great debut for Cristian Benavente! The midfielder who previously defended the Peruvian Selection scored on his debut with the Royal Antwerp after entering in minute 76 of the second half.

The duel ended in favor of the Peruvian since they won 1-3 in visiting conditions over Zulte-Waregem by date 9 of the Jupiter League. A very important fact is that the steering wheel did not add minutes since March 1 of this year.

In this way, Cristian Benavente He hopes to recover the level he reached at Sporting Charleroi, the club where he played during the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons after his unproductive spell at Pyramids FC (12 games in Egypt) and Nantes ( 13 matches in France). El Chaval aims again to be considered by the teacher Ricardo Gareca in the Red-White.

As it is recalled, ‘El Chaval’ was called up for the first time in the senior team in 2013. He was in two qualifying processes where he stood out more with ‘El Tigre’ Gareca.

In addition to this, he participated in the Copa América Centenario in the United States, being one of the most regular of the white and red squad.


Angry Barcelona coach Koeman: Their player offended me, take a picture of the referees yourself

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At a press conference, Koeman explained what he was talking about with Getafe coach José Bordalás after the match. “I warned him that his number 12 player (Nyom) did not treat me with respect and told me something ugly. I will not repeat it, but he insulted me,” said Koeman, who suffered his first competitive defeat since joining Barcelona in August.

Barcelona’s Sergino Dest (back) in a duel with Allan Nyom of Getafe during a Spanish Football League match. Nyom was also supposed to offend Barcelona coach Koeman during the match.

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“I told Bordalas that he had to talk to his player, because we cannot accept such behavior in modern football,” added the successor of the dismissed Quique Setien.

Bordalás did not see the alleged exit of the Cameroonian representative against the Barcelona coach. “I know him well. He is very competitive, but also very polite. I do not tolerate bad behavior on my players. I doubt Nyom would insult him,” said coach Getafe.

Jaime Mata (center) of Getafe celebrates his penalty goal in a duel with Barcelona together with his teammates.

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The match was decided in the 56th minute by Jaime Mat with a converted penalty after a duel by Djené Dakonam with the guest Frenki de Jong. “I don’t know if it was supposed to be a penalty kick. It looked like they were going for him and we swallowed it. I don’t even know if there was a video referee here,” Koeman said.

Referee? Look at the number of fouls and cards dealt

Getafe players have made 20 fouls against Barcelona’s ten. A team from the suburbs of Madrid were penalized with four yellow cards, three guests. “I don’t like talking about referees, but if you’ve seen how many fouls they have and how many cards they’ve received, you can make your own picture,” Koeman said.

His charges had almost 73 percent possession of the ball against Getafe, but the result was only seven shots. “We knew it was very bad to play here, but we tried to work with the ball quickly. They kept interrupting our game with fouls,” said the 55-year-old coach.

Barcelona is ninth in the incomplete La League table after four games played with seven points.


Pep Guardiola defended Sergio Agüero for an incident with a linesman

The Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, defended the Argentine Sergio Aguero, after the criticism that the forward received for arguing and grab a linesman, Sian Masseey-Ellis, by the neck in the game against Arsenal this Saturday.

In the sequence, the trans-Andean striker argues with the referee assistant and then che places his hand on her shoulder, unleashing controversy, as fans on social media called Agüero’s conduct “unacceptable.”

“Come on guys. Sergio is the kindest person I have ever met in my life. Let’s look at the important problems in other situations and not here.“Guardiola asserted after the engagement, lowering the profile of the situation.

For its part, Micah Richards, A former City player and now a Sky Sports commentator, he said Aguero “should be more careful” and know the consequences of his actions. In addition, he praised the linesman for the way she reacted, holding out the Argentine’s hand and playing the game.

“I don’t think he did it on purpose, but you have to have respect for the officers. And she reacted well to the situation. He should know, “he said.

Finally, Richards argued that this is not a gender problem, and that the issue in question is another: “I don’t think we should give more to this matter, he (Agüero) knows that the officers should not be touched, it does not look good“.


Ibrahimovic after two goals in the derby. They can’t stop me at almost 40!

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He was very hungry. “I was stuck at home for two weeks, so I was hungry and it was confirmed. I lost my appetite a bit, but they tested me every three days and no one could stop me from playing the derby,” said Zlatan Ibrahimovic in an interview with Sky Sport Italia. .

Due to illness covidem-19, he missed four competitive matches, which was reflected in his physique. “He was quite tired and even asked to be replaced, but this time it was me who ignored him,” said coach Stefano Pioli.

Ibrahimovic struck twice, Lukak once. The stars determined the result of the big derby

He appreciated the player’s importance for AC Milan. “Zlatan is extraordinary, he brings a lot to the team thanks to his talent, determination and character. He is an exemplary professional, he gives the team the maximum, he wants to win everything from the final match to training. I can’t take credit for how I deal with him, because it’s very easy, “said the coach.

The others follow me!

Ibrahimovic took the derby in the 13th to 16th minute. First, behind the goal of the goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, he received his own penalty, then scored close to the center of Rafael Lea. Under Nerazzurri, he reduced Romel Lukak in the first half. “I’m sorry I didn’t change the penalty, but the important thing is that we won. I’m the oldest on the team, I feel a lot of responsibility and I like that. The others follow me and are hungry for victory,” said Ibrahimovic.

“I know what I can do. I feel more complex than I did ten years ago. If I had a physicist like ten years ago, no one would stop me. But beware, they can’t stop me even now,” said a former player of his native Malmö, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus. Turin, Inter, Barcelona, ​​Paris Germain, Manchester United and the Los Angeles Galaxy.

It requires a maximum of itself as well as of teammates. “I train hard, I play expertly and with teammates who help me. I will not tolerate them taking my foot off the gas, whether in a match or training. We have to train 200 percent,” Ibrahimovic said.

Opponent’s opponent has form

For the first time since 1995/96, the Rossoneri won the opening four league rounds and lead the table. However, the opponent of the Prague Sparta in the basic group of the European League does not think about the first title since 2011, to which Ibrahimovic also contributed.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) of AC Milan and Stefan de Vrij of Inter.

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“We’re going from match to match. When I came back, the goal was to qualify for the European League, we succeeded. I think scudetto is possible, because if you believe you can do anything. But there is a long way to go,” he said with 62 goals. the best scorer in the history of the Swedish national team.

Pioli will also tame the high goals of the sixth team last season. “I like to think positively and consider myself optimistic, but I must admit that at least three or four clubs have invested more money than we are and are still going.


‘Please, never change’: Onana makes fun of absent Ajax fans

Also this weekend there is no public welcome in professional football, but Andre Onana does not care. The Cameroonian goalkeeper is in the minds of the supporters during the warm-up for Ajax – sc Heerenveen.

Ajax and Heerenveen kick off on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. With a win, Ajax will pass the current leaders Feyenoord and FC Twente in the Eredivisie rankings.