Fulham vs Arsenal: Willian and Gabriel Have Sweet Debut

The Fulham vs Arsenal party in the first week of the Premier League 2020/21 ended with a score of 0-3. Mikel Arteta’s side grabbed the full points thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Magalhaes and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners’ new recruit, Willian, has been named man of the match the fight. The Brazilian made two assists and was involved in Arsenal’s first goal.

The player who was recruited from Chelsea was deployed with Lacazette and Aubameyang in the attack line. Defender Gabriel Magalhaes was also given the opportunity to debut in this match. Against Fulham, Mikel Arteta lowered a 3-4-3 formation.

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Meanwhile, Fulham appeared with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Scott Parker made a surprise by reserving Aleksandar Mitrovic. Parker said this decision was due to the attacker’s fitness condition from Serbia.

Competing at Craven Cottage, Parker’s squad had threatened first. Aboubakar Kamara’s action forced Bernd Leno to make a brilliant save at the start of the match.

Arsenal also responded with more effective attacks. In the eighth minute, Lacazette broke the deadlock for the visitors with a close-range shot. The French striker took advantage of the ball vomited from Willian’s kick.

On the eve of halftime, Willian came close to scoring on his competitive debut for the Gunners. But his free kick hit the post.

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When the second half had been running for four minutes, Arsenal doubled their lead thanks to a goal from Gabriel. The defender, who has just been brought in from LOSC Lille, took advantage of Willian’s corner to score his debut goal.

The Gunners added advantage in 57 minutes. In a situation on the counterattack, Willian launched a mature feed to Aubameyang on the left wing. Arsenal’s top score last season also netted the ball into the corner of the goal and made the score 0-3.

The host camp tries to reduce the lag. In the 63rd minute, Scott Parker put Mitrovic on to add power to Fulham. However, Arsenal’s defensive discipline made the score 0-3 lasted until the game ended.

After the match, Parker admitted that he was not satisfied with his team’s defense. The 39-year-old coach also highlighted the Cottagers’ failure to convert opportunities.

“There are some positives, but when you lose 3-0, of course there are some negatives too. We’ll clean up [dari laga ini], continue to develop and understand where we need to be better, “said Parker official page club.

Fulham must immediately get up to get the first points in the Premier League. Next week, Tom Cairney and his friends will have a tough match against fellow promoted teams, Leeds United.

Leeds themselves managed to appear impressive in the Premier League’s first week. Despite losing to Liverpool, Marcelo Bielsa’s squad was able to provide fierce resistance to the defending champions at Anfield.

On the other hand, this result has led Arsenal to lead the Premier League standings until Sunday (13/8/2020). The Gunners are superior on goal difference from Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Newcastle United who also won on the same night.

The victory at the same time made the Arsenal squad in high confidence ahead of the London derby against West Ham United. This match will be held at the Emirates Stadium next week.

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Riots in Bogotá | Report of shots fired at houses amid protests against Police – Bogotá

“We were in the house, trying not to let the tear gas affect us so much, at that moment they started shooting at the second, third and fourth floors of the house, one of the shots hit my brother in the chest.

This is the story of Alexis Valencia Conto, a man who lived hours of terror due to the multiple shots that occurred in the vicinity of the CAI Verbenal, in Usaquén.

“Our house has four floors, in the first there are commercial premises; in the second there is a restaurant, and in the third and fourth we live. When they started to release gases, we decided to go down to the second floor trying to breathe better, and we didn’t think anything was going to happen to us.

My parents, two older adults, had difficulty breathing and a lot of irritation, on the upper floors there is a terrace and a roof where the gas was leaking. When we go down to the restaurant They started shooting at the house from the CAI.

My brother yells that they are shooting, We began to cover ourselves as much as we can and the impacts sound on the restaurant’s windows, one of those impacts hit my brother Robert, he was shot in the chest.

(Also: ‘They took my queen, my cute treasure’: Angie Baquero’s mother).

My other brother, Henry, was also injured, shards and glass removed part of his nose. They both had to undergo surgeries at the Simón Bolívar Hospital where they are still hospitalized, fortunately they are out of danger.

The Police and the National Government said that all the injured people were in the demonstrations, we were in the house, we don’t want them to keep saying that they were in the riot. On the second, third and fourth floors there are bullet holes.

The bullet that was taken from my brother’s chest is nine millimeters and the shells left on the floor of the house the same. The shots were coming from the CAI towards the house, just where the police came from, so possibly whoever fired is within that group.

It is said that it was the Police who waited to shoot indiscriminately, I wonder how can they do that if there is a civilian population. I ask you not to say that my brothers were involved in something bad, we are an Afro-descendant, hard-working family and we are not part of the violence.

(Read also: The faces of the fatal victims of the violence in the protests).

We were taking refuge from some evil people who were shooting. Now we want the authorities to help us, we need to fix the house, the windows and walls are affected; Besides, the bullet that hit my brother is already in chain of custody.

We don’t want this to go unpunished. How are they going to shoot at houses knowing that families live there, that is not having a heart “, Alexis told EL TIEMPO.

These events occurred on the night of September 9 in the Verbenal neighborhood. Both brothers are out of danger and waiting for their health to recover before being released from hospital.

What happened was denounced by Lina García, a mayor of Usaquén, who, in conversation with EL TIEMPO, stated that “there is no excuse for the Police to shoot the citizens. In this case, the shots were at the houses and they know that that It is a residential neighborhood, where entire families live, “he said.

(To continue reading: ‘With a stray bullet they killed my daughter’: Julieth Ramírez’s father).

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The harsh story of “Negra” Vernaci about the death of her father: she was able to say goodbye to him by video call

“Last week my dad died, after we were struggling all July and August,” said Elizabeth La Negra Vernaci on her Pop Radio program to talk about the difficult situation she experienced in recent months regarding her father’s health.

The driver’s father was hospitalized for another condition and died of coronavirus. “I was sick for many years, it was an expected situation, but I never thought that I would have to face it in a difficult, lonely, cruel and painful context like this one,” added La Negra.

“We went through different circumstances, he left the hospitalization in July, he went home to recover from an illness that was already bad. The end was announced ”. And he said that when his father received the medical discharge, he would later be infected at home after testing positive from a nurse who treated him.

The virus “infected everyone around,” he said of “the entourage of nurses” who cared for him. On August 5, after one of the employees showed symptoms, they had to admit him once more. She tested positive for COVID-19. And that was the last time Elizabeth saw her father alive. “We only communicated by phone,” he stressed.

“When we already thought that he was going to die, we said ‘well let a priest go’. We managed to find one, Agustín, and then we saw that he began to recover. ‘You see, the priest did him good, you have to believe or burst,’ we said. And they told us that if she got well, they would take her out of intensive care so that she could go home and spend whatever was left there, “said the driver. “Unfortunately, it was not enough.”

La Negra said the whole family was “preparing for the end.” But the protocol to dismiss critical patients with coronavirus had not been approved and according to she said: “It was desperate,” she said and recalled that the priest obtained a permit and the driver recorded a greeting from her cell phone. “She heard it and reacted having spent 20 days in a nebula. ‘She opened her eyes, she looked at me, she was moved.’ Two days later the doctors called her to tell her that he had died.


Alphonso Davies, The Dream of Children from Refugee Village Come True

By: Deivor Ismanto

FC Bayern managed to end the 2019/2020 season sensationally. After locking up the domestic Bundesliga and DFB Pokal titles, Die Roten managed to win the Champions League this season by beating Paris Saint Germain in the final, Monday (24/8)

Alphonso Davies’ name emerged as one of the many impressive Bayern players. Playing as a left back, the player is nicknamed Road Runner This manages to show a brilliant performance by diligently doing Overlaps using his speed and skills.

Although he did not contribute many goals and assists, Davies was noted to have contributed greatly to the Bayern attack process. In the Bundesliga, Davies is the player with the second highest number of dribbles after team mate Thiago Alcantara. In the Champions League, recorded 3.3 dribbles per match. This figure makes Davies the defender with the most dribbles per game in the Champions League.

VIDEO: Alphonso Davies’ Lightning Speed

Davies was brought in by Bayern from Major League Soccer (MLS) club Vancouver Whitecaps at a cost of 10 million euros, this amount is also the most expensive transfer record for a player from MLS breaking the record transfer fee Jozy Altidore.

The player who was born in Ghana, November 2, 2000, appeared regularly in every match that Bayern played in the Bundesliga and Champions League. Davies is actually the original position as a wing striker, and was predicted to be the successor to Arjen Robben at Bayern. But then Davies turned the corner and became one of the best left-backs in the world today.

When Bayern suffered an injury crisis at the back, the left-footed Davies tried to play at left back. Even though he was not playing in his original position, Davies was able to show his best performance and appear consistent. Hans Dieter Flick did not hesitate to give Davies full confidence to play regularly at left back by shifting David Alaba to the center.

After Bayern beat Paris Saint Germain in the final, Davies admitted that he couldn’t fully believe what he had achieved, he really did not believe he had won the Champions League trophy.

“Who ever thought about this? I came from Canada and played for clubs like Bayern Munich and won the Champions League. If someone talked about that, 2 or 3 years ago. My reaction must be ‘you are lying!’ Dreams really come true, “said Davies quoted from the official website of Bayern Munich.

Davies became the first Canadian player to play in the Champions League Final and won it. A fantastic achievement for a teenager who is not yet 20 years old.

The Story of Alphonso Davies’s Childhood

Davies was born with the full name Alphonso Boyle Davies to Victoria Davies and Debeah Davies in the refugee village of Buduram, Ghana. The village is a special village that accommodates refugees from Liberia who fled due to civil clashes that occurred there in 1999.

One year Davies’ family lived in the refugee camp. He was born there on November 2, 2000. Davies spent his childhood in the village until he was 5 years old. With all the limited water and food, Davies grew up to be a strong and resilient child by helping his family to provide for his living there.

Due to the increasingly difficult life of the Davies family in the refugee camp, the Davies family chose to join the program resettlement (refugee relocation program) and fortunately, they were selected to be relocated in the city of Edmenton, Canada, in 2005.

Living in Canada, Davies found a better life by attending Mother Therresa Catholic School. Not only going to school, Davies also has to work to support the needs of his parents and 2 younger siblings.

Davies’ football talent began to smell when he joined SSB Free Footie, SSB which eliminates football school fees from children to adolescents. Davies became the most talented student there, showing his dribbling and kicking skills that were above average.

Seeing this potential, the Free Footie coach at that time, Tim Adams, contacted Marco Bossio who was a local trainer from the local SSB Canada St. Nicholas Soccer Academy to offer Davies to study football there with training intensity and a more complete infrastructure.

Developing his football potential there, Davies managed to level up by entering the academy of the MLS football club, Vancouver Whitecaps at the age of 14, starting from the U-16 and U-18 age groups.

Davies only took 1 year to hone his skills at the junior level. At the age of just 15, Davies made it into the Vancouver Whitecaps Senior squad and debuted in the United States’ highest league, MLS. He is the second youngest player to make his MLS debut after Freddy Adu, who debuted at the age of 14.

Career in MLS and the Canadian national team

Davies made his Vancouver Whitecaps debut against Orlando City SC and came on as a substitute. In the next match, Davies first played in the starting line-up when Vancouver hosted Colorado Rapids on September 24, 2016.

Davies ‘performance in MLS, who is still 15 years old, has drawn praise from American football figures, one of which is the Ottawa Furry coach who was amazed by Davies’ action in the field.

“At the age of 15, I couldn’t even look someone directly in the eye,” said Paul Dalglish, the Ottawa Fury coach.

“And he came out (on the pitch) and darted (past) the players in a very impressive style. The light shines bright. ” he concluded

Davies, who was not officially a Canadian citizen at that time, was actively called up and played with the Canadian junior national team from the U-15 to U20 age group. It was only in June 2017 that Davies officially chose to become a Canadian citizen and joined the Canadian national team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup as well as becoming the youngest player in it.

Davies featured in the Gold Cup and recorded an impressive International tournament for his country. In the match against French Guiana, Davies managed to score 2 goals at the same time making him the youngest Gold Cup goalscorer and became the first player born in 2000s to score a goal in an international tournament.

Two years of a career in MLS with Vancouver at a young age, Davies managed to become the club’s mainstay player from Canada. Installed as a winger, he managed to contribute 7 goals and 10 assists in 68 games for Vancouver.

Thanks to the brilliant performance of Davies playing in MLS at a very young age, the German giant team FC Bayern dared to pay 10 million euros to recruit the player nicknamed Phonzie, as well as breaking the record as the most expensive player from MLS.

Glorious with FC Bayern

Davies made his debut with FC Bayern in the 2018/19 Bundesliga season against Stuttgart, he, who was still playing in his original position under the tutelage of Niko Kovac, came on in the 85th minute replacing Kingsley Coman.

A week after that Davies scored his debut goal for Bayern. Entering as a substitute, he managed to contribute 1 of the 6 goals that Bayern managed to score against Mainz. Thanks to this goal, he became the youngest player born in 2000 to score a goal for the team nicknamed Die Roten. In the 2018/19 season Davies also managed to lift the first Bundesliga trophy with Bayern.

Davies showed his huge potential in the 2019/20 season. When he was plotted to play as a left back by Hans Dieter Flick. He was able to displace two important players at Bayern’s left-back position, David Alaba and Lucas Hernandez. The second named is the holder of the club’s most expensive transfer record. David Alaba has now been replaced as a central defender and Hernandez is only a substitute player.

Davies played 29 matches in the Bundesliga, and only 5 times came on as a substitute, contributing 3 goals and 4 assists for Die Roten. Not only in the Bundesliga, Davies is also a regular at the UCL this season, from 8 matches he has contributed 4 assists for FC Bayern. In his second season at Bayern, Davies won the treble winner by bringing the Bundesliga trophy, the DFB Pokal and most recently the Big Ear trophy, the Champions League.

Davies is known for his incredible running speed, he is also the fastest player in 10th position with a maximum speed of 35.29 km / h. Thanks to this speed of running, he earned the nickname Road Runner, animated character in the film Looney Tunes.

“He is a very good player, great strength and extreme ability,” said Thomas Muller, as reported by Goal International

“Sometimes he may not be in the best position on the pitch, but he makes opponents think, ‘Oh, I have time, I have time’. And then ‘Meep meep, meep meep` Road Runner Bayern Munich came and stole the ball,” he added. .

Davies’ acceleration in the last 8 matches of the Champions League this season is a testament to the greatness of the 19-year-old player. Through his speed and ball skills, Davies managed to outwit 3 Barcelona players from the left side, before finally giving feedback to Kimmich who was free-standing and produced goals for Bayern. Arriving at the final and becoming champion, Davies was always the first choice and performed consistently for Bayern.

The success of FC Bayern in winning the 2019-20 Champions League is a story in itself for Alphonso Davies. Like a fairy tale, the Canadian player made his dream come true in no time.

“It feels good to win the Champions League. Everything you dreamed about since childhood came true while playing in Europe. “Being able to play for Bayern Munich is extraordinary,” said Davies, quoted by BT Sport.

“My story shows that anyone can make their dreams come true if they continue to work hard and now I have won the Champions League medal. Coming to this club as a young player and playing alongside legends, it feels like you always want to win. All players are very hungry to win many titles, “he concluded.


Bayern Superiority Beats Lyon’s Reactive Game

Bayern Munchen successfully conquered giant killer Olympique Lyonnais three goals without reply in the match which took place at Estádio José Alvalade, Wednesday (19/8) local time. This victory will bring Bayern to face PSG at the top of the party.

The two coaches did not make changes, either in terms of formations or line-ups. Hans-Dieter Flick continues to play a 4-2-3-1 formation as in the match against Barcelona. Likewise with Rudi Garcia. No changes were made after the impressive win over Manchester City. Lyon appeared with a 3-5-2 formation.

Tactically, Bayern have not changed. The Bundesliga champions are still playing high pressing with high intensity. Flick returned to apply a high defense line like against Barca.

Lyon doesn’t care. Like when they faced high pressing Man City, Lyon play it safe by releasing a gastric bait. Lyon’s attack is not constructive from below, but it rests on play direct take advantage of the counterattack.

An example is the moment below when a Thiago Alcantara pass was cut by Maxence Caqueret. Without further ado, the 20-year-old sent a through ball to Memphis Depay who took advantage of the space between Bayern’s two center-backs. Depay managed to trick Manuel Neuer but his shot was still not on target.

Garcia’s reactive tactics are not to blame for Bayern’s superiority. Lyon took advantage of Bayern’s high defensive line to unleash the through ball on the counter attack. Karl Toko Ekambi and Depay’s foresight became the key to Lyon being quite dangerous through this scheme, especially in the first 15 minutes. Ekambi’s strike from close range almost found Neuer in goal but still hit the bar.

Despite winning two goals in the first half, Flick made changes at half-time. Niklas Sule comes on for Jerome Boateng. Sule had a higher speed than Boateng to anticipate Lyon’s through ball.

When defending, Lyon played with low blocks. The 3-5-2 formation changes to 5-3-2 when defending. The two strikers are not tightly packed together, they tend to stretch horizontally to block access to fullback Bayern.

Meanwhile, three midfielders did man-to-man to the Bayern players who occupy the central area. This is intended to prevent Bayern from progressing to the middle. Last line play zone to keep space. This tactic was quite effective in producing a disconnection between Bayern’s lines.

Bayern have no trouble finding a solution. They played patiently to open the Lyon defense meeting. No wonder you see the touch notes of Bayern players. Low ground players make a lot of touches. Thiago (116) came in first, followed by Kimmich (109) and Alaba (102). Even Sule (51) who only played one half made touches more than Thomas Muller (49) who played the whole game.

Bayern’s back line played patiently to build attacks from below. When there are no short options, Bayern try to feed the stomach into the wing. Bayern’s first goal came through this situation.

When Serge Gnabry escaped from Maxwel Cornet’s control, Joshua Kimmich released a hull bait to the right wing. Gnabry with his individual skills managed to find the shooting space from outside the penalty box. Bayern finally scored a goal. The graphic below shows Bayern’s passes before Gnabry’s goal.

Bayern’s superiority is shown through various attacking schemes. They don’t stick to one scheme. It’s not easy to face a team with varied and high quality attacks.

Bayern’s front line combination is clearly terrifying. The result was the second goal scored by Gnabry again. Assistance from the second line cannot be underestimated. Leon Goretzka has recorded five shots, the most in this match. Set piece situations are also very dangerous. Robert Lewandowski scored Bayern’s third goal using a pass from Kimmich’s free kick.

Bayern finally succeeded in winning the match 3-0. The victory that Bayern really deserved considering the quality of the football played. Garcia actually applied the right tactics to see the difference in the quality of the two teams. But the execution, the quality and the mentality say a lot in this game.


This victory took Bayern to the final of the highest European competition for the eleventh time, equaling AC Milan’s record. Only Real Madrid (16) has surpassed this record. Bayern will face PSG in the top party. Both teams are both very dominant in domestic competition, many even think that they will only excel if they succeed in winning the Champions League title.


Three Defenders Formation, The Beginning of the Disaster for Manchester City

Olympique Lyonnais made a surprise in the continuation of the Champions League quarter-final which took place on Saturday (15/8) local time. The team, which only finished seventh in Ligue 1, beat Manchester City 3-1. This result has made Pep Guardiola’s Man City unable to advance further than the last eight of the Champions League.

Lyon appeared with a 3-5-2 formation which was also used by Rudi Garcia when his players eliminated Juventus. The composition of players has also not changed. Karl Toko Ekambi and Memphis Depay became Lyon’s front line duo. Meanwhile, the midfield is filled with players who are no more than 22 years old, namely Houssem Aouar, Bruno Guimaraes, and Maxence Caqueret.

VIDEO: Manchester City’s best goals of the 2019/20 season

On the opposite side, Pep actually changed the formation and line-up of players. Man City appeared with a 3-4-2-1 scheme with a duet of Gabriel Jesus on the front lines. Fernandinho, Eric Garcia and Aymeric Laporte fill in the three positions at Man City’s defender.

After the match, Pep explained the tactical decision. “What we are doing is patching up our shortcomings, comparing their strengths. They are very good at making moves to empty space in a two-on-two situation, “Pep told BT Sport.

Pep intends to add one defender with the aim of patching up weaknesses in the Man City defense. Man City’s back line is a big problem in this 2019/20 season. Unfortunately, Pep’s plan did not produce positive results for Man City. Although a change in formation does not mean a change in how to play. Man City continues to play dominant with 72% of the ball.

When Man City built attacks from below, Lyon’s first line was outnumbered. The problem is that Man City cannot progress to the central area. Two Lyon strikers did cover shadow against Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan. The Lyon midfield trio are also well positioned.

The solution for Man City is progression through wing-backs. Once Joao Cancelo or Kyle Walker get the ball, unfortunately their options are limited. Cancelo only has Sterling as an option. Kevin De Bruyne is the only option for Walker to progress. This is because Man City don’t play with the wings like they usually do. Gabriel Jesus and Gundogan are quite isolated.

Cancelo actually managed to send a breakthrough bait to Sterling’s exploits several times half space. Sterling moving from the inside out makes body shape the 25-year-old did not face the goal. Sterling needs more time to change body shape so that it could be more dangerous to Lyon’s goal.

Conditions were exacerbated by Lyon’s quick response to a 2v3 situation on their front lines. Aouar rose to help apply pressure at once cover shadow to De Bruyne. Marcal also rose to stick with De Bruyne. As a result, Man City is increasingly difficult to make progressions.

Man City spent the first 30 minutes without a shot. Total Man City only produced five shots when playing with this formation. Pep’s intention to patch up the defensive line with a back three actually makes it difficult for Man City to attack.

In the defensive phase, Man City was no better. When defending high ground, they keep doing high pressing which was the key to their victory over Real Madrid. Lyon’s solution is quite simple, they play side passes long before Man City players get close because they don’t want to take risks. High pressing Man City was ineffective because of that. Finally, Man City lowered the intensity high pressing because it drains stamina without producing results.

On the other hand, Lyon’s gastric bait bore fruit. Marcal releases gastric bait to Ekambi who makes run in behind. Even though Eric Garcia was able to tackle Ekambi, the vomiting ball was maximized by Maxwel Cornet.

This goal is proof that Pep’s three defenders did not patch their weaknesses. Ekambi was still able to get gastric bait in the back of the line. Awareness and positioning is more important than winning numbers when faced with such a gastric bait situation.

Pep made a change, Riyad Mahrez came on for Fernandinho in the 56th minute. Man City returned to play a 4-3-3 formation. As a result, Man City were able to make more progressions and create chances. Man City are not wasteful of players at the back so they have more player options inside shape Lyon.

The moment above is a process of equalizing Man City’s goal. De Bruyne was inside shape Lyon so Caqueret had to look after the Belgian player. The little space between Caqueret and Ekambi was enough for Cancelo to make progress to Mahrez.

The 29-year-old sent a through ball to an ill-maintained Sterling. De Bruyne came from the second line. Sterling’s cross was maximized by De Bruyne.

Man City are better after returning to 4-3-3 form. They made 13 shots despite only playing in the 55th minute with this formation. They ended up still losing because of their poor performance.

Gabriel Jesus failed to maximize Sterling’s cross when the score was 1-1. Not long after, Caqueret managed to read Laporte’s pass. The 20-year-old played simply by giving the ball to Aouar. This process was the beginning of the goal scored by the player who replaced Depay, Moussa Dembele.

Man City continued to make opportunities, then it was Sterling’s turn to fail to convert opportunities with large xG. One minute later, Man City conceded again. This time the mistake was made by Ederson, who did not block Aouar’s shot well. Dembele succeeded in maximizing the ball vomited and Lyon’s lead doubled.

Lyon successfully ended the match 3-1. An impressive overall performance complemented Garcia’s reactive tactics which paid off. Individually, the Lyon players have been outstanding. Caqueret registered two interceptions and three tackles. He was also involved in Lyon’s two goal processes as a contender for the ball.

Likewise with other young players such as Guimaraes and Aouar. Last name made one assist. Dembele’s two goals completed his tally against Man City to four in three games. Jason Denayer, who has not made a single appearance in four years with Man City, has also impressed.


This defeat made Pep again failed to take Man City further from the Champions League quarter-finals. Pep’s future is beginning to be doubted even though it is too cruel for Pep to lose his job. The foundation he has made will be difficult for other coaches to pass on. It’s also not easy for Man City CEO Ferran Soriano to sack Pep who he has believed in since working together in Barcelona.

From the winners’ camp, this surprising result has become a proving ground for the team that is struggling in Ligue 1. The precise reactive tactics combined with the impressive performance of the players led Lyon to the semifinals of the Champions League.

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Hansi Flick in Soccer’s Two Great Massacres

By: Tigaris Alifandi

FC Bayern which is managed by Hans Dieter Flick managed to conquer FC Barcelona in the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-finals with a landslide score, 8-2. FC Barcelona, ​​which was reinforced by Lionel Messi, was made helpless and had to be defeated by a very striking score. Even this match is a streak that will last a long time for FC Barcelona and its fans.

Apart from conquering FC Barcelona, ​​maybe not many people know that Hans Dieter Flick is also an important actor behind another major massacre in football history, the Mineirazo tragedy when Brazil was massacred by Germany 1-7 at home. Mineirazo incised an incurable wound for the Brazilian public. This tragedy opened an old wound that occurred 8 years earlier in the Maracana when Brazil had to be defeated by Uruguay with a score of 1-2.

Brazil’s big ambition to win the 2014 World Cup in their own country ended heartbreaking. Especially when Brazil suffered a 1-7 semi-final defeat against Germany, which was Brazil’s biggest margin of defeat at the World Cup. The world was stunned, it did not make sense, watching the Samba defenses ravaged by Der Panzer. Even according to O’Globo[1], more than 37 thousand Brazilians turn off the television every time Brazil concedes.

VIDEO: FC Barcelona’s defeat of FC Bayern 7-0 on aggregate in 2013

Everyone will ring back with Mineirazo’s memory every time Brazil meets Germany, even in a friendly match in 2018. Brazil coach, Tite, confirmed this statement. Julio Cesar, the Brazilian goalkeeper who conceded seven goals at that time, was unable to explain exactly what happened. “Germany plays great football”, added Cesar.

Behind the football prowess that Germany played at that time, Hans Dieter Flick escaped the public eye. In fact, he contributed greatly to the success of the German national team revolution which was built with Joachim Low. This deadly duo changed the face of the German national team drastically. The team that was once known to be boring and slow has transformed into a beautiful, entertaining and passionate orchestra. Low may play a lot in terms of tactics, but Hansi (Hans Dieter Flick’s nickname) plays a big role as an accomplished communicator who makes all the players bring out their best potential.

Arne Friedrich, Sports Director of Hertha Berlin who had tasted the touch of the Low-Hansi duet in the German national team, revealed the important role of the Heidelberg-born man in an interview with Rory Smith[2], the New York Times football correspondent. Hans Dieter Flick for him is a person who is able to make a conducive dressing room, which is clearly useful for a star-studded team like Bayern Munich, which he coaches now. Flick’s approach is similar to that of Jupp Heynckess, the only coach in Die Roten’s history to make treble winners.

“Heynckess has the ability to build chemistry team. You have never heard of a player complaining when he has to sit on the bench. I think this is similar to what Hansi did, ”Friedrich said.

A quote from Olaf Thon, a former Flick teammate when he played at Bayern Munich, becomes an interesting conclusion at the end of Rory Smith’s writing. “Bayern have quality player material, they will win the Champions League and he (Hansi) will appear to the public as the best coach”. And sure enough, Lisbon bore silent witness to the second big cry Flick made in football history. As well as being an impressive opening campaign in proving the truth of Thon’s prediction.

Flick’s second big cry took place at the da Luz Stadium, Lisbon. Once again, no one thought that Barcelona would be slaughtered 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Bayern are indeed the more favored. Apart from their consistent and increasingly impressive performances, on the other hand Barcelona’s performance has also declined due to internal problems. However, everyone would have never thought that Barcelona would lose by a margin of six goals. Moreover, this is Barcelona’s first defeat by six goals in the history of participation in European competitions.

The first ten minutes became a slick prologue for the duel that was predicted to be fierce. Bayern took the lead quickly and Los Blaugrana responded immediately through David Alaba’s own goal. Die Roten’s high defensive line scheme looks very fragile and becomes soft food for Barcelona’s front line which is spoiled by the neat placement of the ball behind the Bayern defense. A number of golden opportunities were created and created a kind of panic for the Bavarian team’s back line quartet.

The following minutes became a nightmare for Barcelona supporters. If there was no pandemic, the view of the glass screens would be decorated with rows of Barcelona supporters sitting grimly silently on stadium benches, like the Brazilian supporters at Mineirao in 2014.

Flick has played a big role in Bayern’s transformation this season. Initially he was only a temporary option to fill the void of the coaching chair after Niko Kovac was sacked after a bad score at the start of this season. Doubts had arisen considering the last time he assumed the position of coach in 2005. There is nothing special about his coaching career. It was unexpected that he became Bayern’s greatest coach by winning 30 victories from 34 matches that had been played.

Bayern could easily appoint a replacement for Kovac by contacting top and tested coaches like Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri without financial worries with large salaries and contract values. However, slowly Flick proved that he was the most appropriate person to manage FC Hollywood. Good vertical communication skills also helped Flick’s steps to convince management to maintain it.

In addition, Hansi Flick made a radical tactical change which had a significant impact on Bayern’s game. Game possession which accentuates the dominance of the lateral pass without the progression of Niko Kovac’s legacy attacks turned into a classy show with intensity pressing and a high line of defense. Hansi also brought out the best potential of senior players like Manuel Neuer and Thomas Mueller who were considered to have run out.

Maximizing Mueller is clearly the main key why Bayern is a very clinical team in the penalty box this season. Quoting the writings of Zen RS[3] that Mueller is “Space Interpreter” aka space interpreter. A player with an archetype similar to Filippo Inzaghi who was never seen throughout the match but who could become the decisive goal scorer. Maximizing his abilities together with the wild Polish predator, Robert Lewandowski, is a scary combination. And Barcelona has tasted that cruelty in Lisbon.

Hansi also succeeded in launching young players like Alphonso Davies, who started getting the chance to play regularly. His experience as a former DFB Sports Director made it easy for him to motivate young players like Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry who were able to perform consistently throughout the season.

What Hansi Flick has made in Lisbon is the accumulation of hard work, talent and knowledge. He reminded me of the Marseille character in the La Casa de Papel series. A figure who escapes the attention of the audience but plays a very important behind-the-scenes role in the success of El Professor’s plan. In fact, Hansi Flick is precisely “El Professor” who is the brain of two major massacres in the history of modern football.


[1] https://ligalaga.id/cerita/mengenang-kekalahan-terburuk-timnas-brasil/

[2] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/14/sports/soccer/bayern-barcelona-champions-league.html?smid=tw-nytsports&smtyp=cur

[3] https://sport.detik.com/aboutthegame//pandit/d-2255308/thomas-mueller-si-penafsir-ruang

* The author is an employee who happens to be crazy about football. Has a twitter account @TigarisAlifandi

** This article is the author’s submission via the Pandit Sharing column. All content and opinions contained in this paper are the responsibility of the author.

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Meet bear in Trentino, I treated him like a dog – Trentino AA / S

“He followed me for two minutes”

“I treated the bear like a dog, I praised and calmed him.” This is the story told to the Dolomiten newspaper by a South Tyrolean who last week met a bear during an excursion near Cavedago, in Trentino. The 57-year-old from Prissiano, HE, was walking to Lake Garda when a “relatively young” and above all very curious bear suddenly emerged along a forest road behind him. The man accidentally had the phone in his hand and immediately activated the camera. The plantigrade approached “even less than 5 meters”, even when the hiker attempted a detour, leaving the forest road to go up a slope.
The chase, which lasted about two minutes, to the man “seemed like an eternity”. “I didn’t die of fear, because the bear didn’t seem aggressive,” comments the South Tyrolean.

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