Deportes Italian Serie A

Lazio seals its ticket to Champions next season

With a goal from Ciro Immobile to Luis Alberto’s pass, it was what defined Lazio’s comeback against Cagliari. And the goal put the Italian above Cristiano in the fight for the Serie A goalscorer trophy.

Those led by Simone Inzaghi signed a victory that returns Lazio to play the Champions League group stage after 13 years away and all thanks to the comeback against Cagliari 2-1, which leaves them with options to stay third or even seconds of Serie A, that until before the break due to the world pandemic, were in the fight with Juventus for the Scudetto but after that sudden situation, they lowered the level winning only 3 of their last 9 matches.

The visiting goalkeeper denied Inzaghi’s team 1-0 up to 4 times with a spectacular performance and just before the end of the first half Gio Simeone shot with his right leg and placed at the right post of the local goalkeeper to break his drought and open the scoring that although it was unfair because the locals had done more, they were going to rest with a partial defeat of 0-1.

Already in the second half and just 2 minutes after the start, those led Simone Inzaghi tied the actions by means of a right hand from the Milinkovic-Savic crescent that entered through the left goalkeeper’s squad that this time could not do anything to avoid the goal.

Ciro Immobile had an impressive opportunity after Caicedo put a ball into the area and the Italian controlled and shot of “volea” but the visiting goalkeeper put his hands back that this time were helped by the post to save what would have been the 2-1 for the locals who arrived shortly thereafter at minute 60′ and with a well-known formula. Luis Alberto (who is the maximum assistant in Serie A) enabled Ciro with a vertical assist and the latter with a subtle left leg would make the final 2-1 and that would also put him a goal above Cristiano in the fight for the tournament scorer trophy.

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Juve loses and postpones the Scudetto

The “bianconeros” fell on the visit to the Friuli stadium 2-1, with a new comeback and again showing that they have a bad soccer moment in which they added only 5 points in 5 games played.

Those of Sarri postponed their ninth title in a row losing at Udinese’s home and showed their bad moment, the advantage they have over Atalanta leaves them calmed (6 points) hoping that they can be crowned Italian Serie A Champions if they beat Sampdoria, although there are no signs of improvement and everything turns gray especially in view of the Champions League.

Udinese showed from the beginning that they would go on to win the match when with a Sema center, Danilo deflected off the post from his own goal. And later with a play where Ramsey almost committed a penalty that was not even evaluated by the VAR. Juventus was the one who took the initiative on the scoreboard after De Ligt finished off with the right leg powerfully and low so that the local goalkeeper could not stop and make it 1-0 before the first half.

The second half started with Juventus without much rhythm as it has already been shown in other matches and those of Gotti with the desire to draw. What they achieved in the 52nd minute after Sema threw a center that the Macedonian Nestorovski nodded of “palomita” making it 1-1. The goal did not arouse any reaction in the Juventus team that was still suffering the counterattacks of the locals. Dybala and Cristiano, who had started well, disappeared with the passing of the minutes and a few minutes from the end Udinese continued to press for the victory that would serve for their salvation. The final thrust for the Sarr’si team came through a counterattack by Fofana that got rid of De Ligt and marked the final 2-1.

Deportes Italian Serie A

Inter’s tie with Fiorentina

The Juventus team has found a teammate at Inter Milan for this season finale. Conte’s team, which came to fight the League title with Juventus from you to you in the first half of the championship, has been losing strength to such an extent that it has been unable to beat Fiorentina as a local (0- 0) and thanks to this draw, Juventus can be the champion of Italy if they can win at Udinese’s home, a game in which Inter expected to add three to Fiorentina to continue dreaming of the Serie A title.

However, they did not take advantage of what they had and ended up drawing without goals at Giuseppe Meazza. From the initial whistle, Inter went with everything to the attack, through the Chilean Alexis Sánchez, the Belgian Lukaku and the Danish Eriksen, they worried the fence of Fiorentina, a team that defended itself as it could to maintain the zero.

Inter had several opportunities to get ahead on the scoreboard against Fiorentina, but Lukaku did not have his night and smashed the ball into the body of goalkeeper Terracciano when it was the last obstacle before adding a new target. The Belgian attacker is not going through his best moment and has only added two goals in the last six dates. Another of his strong players, the Argentine Lautaro Martínez added another date without seeing the goal, which he has only been able to find twice in the last 10 games.

Despite what happened, Marotta, CEO of Inter, stated that “the company intends to offer a contract for many years to the youngest members of the team, including Lautaro Martínez”. He also spoke about the possible permanence of the loaned Alexis Sánchez where he expressed: “We have had contacts with United these days to see if we can extend his stay with us after crossing with Getafe.”

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Manchester United draws and will play to get the pass to the Champions League against Leicester

Manchester United was one step away from meeting the goals set this year, after the 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday, passing as third in the table and enough to measure against Leicester to get their ticket to the next Champions League since if they tie or win on the last day they will be in the Champions League but if they lose they will be left out.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United stopped rotations and returned to his official attacking quintet: Matic as contention alongside Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Greenwood, Rashford and Martial. The only news was the inclusion of Fosu-Mensah for the second time, understanding the importance of the match played at Old Trafford.

In the first half, Man U took possession of the ball with an elusive Bruno Fernandes who could receive between the lines and was able to assist the three Red Devil attackers but little by little they lost the intensity because those of Solskjaer found themselves with a double defensive line and left very little space for the red attackers to have an advantage, and just before the break a shot would come in a set-piece move that would hit Pogba’s hand and the VAR would urge the referee to decree the maximum penalty in favor of West Ham and who would be in charge of changing it for a goal would be Michail Antonio.

In the second half, the team jumped onto the field with other energies. Thus, it quickly found the tie goal after a beautiful wall between Martial and Greenwood that he defined with his left foot, scoring the tie, but with that play, it was not enough to win the match, despite removing all its starters, but could not break the rival defense. Equally, the point is positive for United: now it will be enough to reach another draw in the game against Leicester to fulfill its goal of Champions.

Antonio and Greenwood were the main protagonists of the match. The striker for the London team confirmed his great state of form by scoring again and now he has scored eight goals in the last five games. For his part, the United player scored his fifth goal since the competition resumed. While Pogba signed the negative note of the match, giving West Ham a childish penalty.

This year will be the seventh consecutive year that Manchester United finishes in the Premier League behind City, which is no longer surprising, but the Red Devils want to at least guarantee their presence in the Champions League to continue shaping their new project.

Deportes Italian Serie A

Napoli’s defeat against Parma

Napoli lost its second match after the resumption of Serie A, as a visitor in a match where there were up to three penalties, two from the Parmesan team and one from the Neapolitan. The victory certifies salvation for D’Aversa’s team, while those led by Gattuso, already without objectives, returned to give negative signs at the offensive level, as happened with Bologna and Udinese.

The Naples team had to start with Hirving Lozano as the center forward, without Milik (suspended) or Mertens (touched and on the bench) and with Llorente already out of the list due to an injury. The locals also made rotations, leaving Gervinho and Kulusevski out of the starting lineup. The heat was the main protagonist of the first half, in which the teams had a hard time raising the pace of the game.

Insigne had the first opportunity of the match and wasted it in the area shooting against Sepe, while those of Parma brushed the 1-0 thanks to an absurd pass back to Allan, which Karamoh did not take advantage of, losing hand to hand with Meret, however, it managed to go into the break with an advantage thanks to a very doubtful penalty due to a slight contact between Mario Rui and Grassi, scored by Caprari.

The tie came as soon as the second half began, with another penalty, number 169 of this championship. In this case, it came from a shot by Fabián that hit Grassi in the arm, a situation that, with the new interpretation of the regulation, practically causes a penalty like in autopilot. Insigne threw it and this time he beat his friend Sepe. In the final stretch of the match, the duels between Kulusevski, who played the last half hour, and Koulibaly gave emotion. In one of those, the Swede fell into the area forcing another penalty, which will also cause much controversy. He launched it himself, signing both, the goal and the victory.

Those of Gattuso looked for the tie until the final whistle was given. With this defeat, Naples was seventh in the standings while Parma is tenth.


Immobile moves further away from Cristiano in a 5-1 win over Hellas Verona

Ciro Immobile was the one who led Lazio with three goals in the win over Verona and reached 34 points, 3 above the portuguese player.

Those led by Simone Inzaghi easily beat Hellas Verona as a visitor with a wide 5-1, a victory that leaves them with 75 points equaling Atalanta and one point from Inter, which is second in the standings. Immobile was the protagonist of the match scoring a hat-trick. The Neapolitan striker scored twice from the 11 meters, situations that he caused and a third time with a threaded shot to reach 34 goals in Serie A, 3 more than the second top scorer who is nothing more and nothing less than Cristiano Ronaldo and only 2 less than the record that Gonzalo Higuaín holds today.

No footballer in the country of the boot had achieved so many in a single season for that it is considered history in the Serie A, in addition, the Italian tied Robert Lewandowski in the classification for the Golden Boot of Europe, and still has two more days to get over it.

The other goals in the game were signed by Moroccan Sofiane Amrabat who scored the 1-0 for the locals changing a maximum penalty per goal (the Moroccan player has been one of the best midfielders this season in Serie A), Milinkovic-Savic with a shot to a stopped ball and Joaquin Correa, with a break from his on the left wing.

In the next two dates, the team led by Simone Inzaghi will face an already lowered Brescia and the always strong Napolés, with Ciro Immobile having the possibility of overcoming Lewandowski and thus winning his first Golden Boot.

Deportes Premier League

Bielsa maintains the mystery

Marcelo Bielsa at 65 years of age has built a reputation for  crazy  men, they literally call him the Crazy Bielsa and there are many stories that can prove the Argentine’s mental instability, but what no one doubts is his ability as a coach to get results and good game.

With the arrival of Leeds United to the Premier, many speak of the possible reinforcements they will have next season, however, Marcelo Bielsa does not give any indication of its continuity since he was consulted about it and decided to continue with the uncertainty.

“I am so happy that I don’t want to abandon this feeling and think about something else,” said Bielsa in his virtual press conference before the game with Charlton, at the closing of The Championship.

“This Wednesday we play and, from there, surely we will need to let all this normalize because the euphoria is contagious and needs to rest so that we all think clearly,” and he clearly wants a raise.

“We should not apply anxiety at this time, which is a highly expected, highly desired and well-deserved moment. The ideal would be to allow this to last as long as we can. I do not want one sensation to be replaced by another,” said the Argentine coach. who continues to postpone talking about future signings and his future as a coach.

“The objective is to honor the competition. We are going to take the last game with the same dedication as the previous ones. Charlton is a combative team that constantly disputes every moment of the game,” said Bielsa, who will face a team in need of victory to confirm his salvation in the Championship.

It is impossible to know what is going through Bielsa’s mind at this moment if he is focusing on the happiness that promoting the League brings and in the next game, or he thinks that with the team he has he can stay in the Premier for a few years. Or simply plan to go through the front door after the Championship is over, only the time will tell us the truth is that crazy Bielsa continues to spread his legend.

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The Leeds United of Bielsa are already thinking about the Premier

The next season of the Premier League promises a lot with the so-called new rich teams like Newcastle, the old ones like Chelsea, adding to the historical ones like Manchester United and the poor who have managed to have a strong and balanced team like Leicester City. Without forgetting Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham, the next Premier will be one of the most couples seen in years.

That is why Leeds United, which has not finished their participation in the Championship yet, are already thinking about the next season where they will play the first division. While waiting for the confirmation of Marcelo Bielsa as coach of the team on his return to the Premier, the owner of the club Andrea Radrizzani thinks about raising the level of the squad by hiring Edison Cavani who at 33 is now a free agent after fulfilling his contract with Paris Saint Germain.

“Beyond his quality, Cavani could contribute to his physique and adapt here, but I have never discussed him with the coach,” said the president of Leeds. Radriazzini expects that the contractual situation of the footballer play in his favor: “We certainly have thought of him and we will see him, since he is still available on a free transfer.”

The Italian has a long-term project, which has stated his priorities “I have a clear vision. First I need to secure the team in the Premier League for the next three years”, if he succeeds he could invest a significant sum of money taking into account the difficulty of the English first division.

Cavani awaits offers after spending seven seasons at the Parisian club, winning 19 titles and becoming the entity’s all-time leading scorer with 200 goals. Leeds must fight for the Uruguayan with Atlético de Madrid and Benfica who would also be attentive to the goalscorer’s future.

Deportes Premier League

City thrashes to ease sorrows

Manchester City has suffered a lot the last weeks with the whole TAS issue and the criticism received by all Premier League teams for not complying with the Financial Fair Play sanctions. In addition, the weekend, the team led by Guardiola was out of the FA cup after falling to Arsenal de Arteta 2 goals by 0.

With all these penalties came the match against the Watford team that took Liverpool unbeaten and struggles for not to descend from the Premier League. Guardiola, faithful to his policy of rotations after the return of the Premier, introduced several new features: he gave David Silva, Mahrez, Mendy and Gündogan to give entrance to Bernardo Silva, Foden, Rodri and Cancelo. The entry of this last one as a left-back, was the great surprise.

There really was no game, it was more a practice to show off Sterling who got the first goal of the game at 31 minutes into the game when he intercepted a pass in the area that was not for him and he nailed it at an angle. Sterling also made the second goal causing a clear penalty, missing it, but catching the rebound. 2-0 in the first half that could have been so many more.

In the second half, the dominance of City continued and Guardiola made 3 changes, inside John Stone, Mahrez and Zinchenko and outside Sterling, Laporte and Walker. The rotations did not change the team’s performance and Foden scored the third goal after Sterling’s shot was rejected. The fourth and last goal was the work of the central Laporte who managed to finish off a free kick from his team.

It was a game without significance for City but it serves to regain sensations for the Champions League match where it will receive the Spanish league champion for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals.

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Mourinho keeps sink to De Gea

Years ago David De Gea was one of the most demanded goalkeepers for the big teams in Europe, now he is simply the center of criticism at Manchester United, is that the Spanish goalkeeper failed again in the FA cup semifinal match against Chelsea costing the red devils the pass to a new final.

José Mourinho, who trained him at Manchester United and does not miss the opportunity to give his kind opinion of the events in football, was asked after his meeting with Tottenham about the performance of the Spanish goalkeeper. The Portuguese admitted that De Gea is a “very good” goalkeeper but that he was “lucky” to have signed his last great contract.

Last September, De Gea extended his relationship with United until 2023, becoming the highest-paid Red Devil squad. “De Gea? I think the time he signed his big contract was not the right thing for Manchester to pay so much to retain him,” Mourinho said.

Another who joined Mourinho in the criticism against De Gea was Paul Ince, a former Manchester United player and legend of the English team. “Any mistake you make, as a goalkeeper, will always be magnified. We know that, but what we see of David de Gea at this moment are basic mistakes of school children,” says the former footballer.

Paul Ince still believes in the Spanish goalkeeper, but believes he needs pressure. “Sergio Romero only plays once on a blue moon; but Dean Henderson is waiting with open wings, and the coach needs to create a bit of challenge and competition in the club. Henderson would be the answer. He’s playing well, gaining playing time, and it’s something Ole Gunnar (Solskjaer) needs to look at. 

Paul Ince still believes in the Spanish goalkeeper, but believes he needs pressure. “Sergio Romero only plays once on a blue moon; but Dean Henderson is waiting with open wings, and the coach needs to create a bit of challenge and competition in the club. Henderson would be the answer. He’s playing well, gaining playing time, and it’s something Ole Gunnar (Solskjaer) needs to look at. “

De Gea’s number of errors continue to accumulate and the last one can remove the undisputed titular tag he had, we will see how Solskjaer responds in the next matches.

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Guardiola had it to himself against Arsenal

Manchester City and Arsenal faced each other over the weekend for a pass to the FA cup final where Arteta’s team beat the citizens, 2 goals for 0 and will face Chelsea in the cup final.

The defeat seems to have greatly affected Guardiola, who a few days later dropped a bomb against Arsenal, but yes, he send respects to his former assistant Mikel Arteta. “The rivals always deserve my respect. I have respect for everything that Arsenal is doing on the field, but not much for what they do outside of it,” said the Catalan coach.

The City comes from being favored by the TAS ruling that removes the sanction that the Fair Play Financial had imposed on it. Guardiola’s words come because Arsenal was the promoter of a joint letter that was signed by eight Premier League clubs, and sent to the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the beginning of the year, in which it was requested that any attempt by City to “delay” their UEFA sanction must be dismissed.

Manchester City saw this sanction canceled, which means that they will be able to compete in the next Champions League season and will be able to continue signing expensive players. However, Guardiola has gone on to attack all the gossipers, who believes that the City deserves exemplary punishment.

The rumors say that Guardiola thinks that Arsenal is the main promoter of the campaign of accusations that the City is suffering in which already great figures as Jurgen Klopp and the president of the Spanish League Javier Tebas have accused Manchester City of returning the league unfair. Guardiola is not happy and this novel is just beginning.

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A week off for Setien

The truce forced by Messi between the players, the coaching staff and the leaders of Barcelona added to the win that the team gave to Alaves means that Quique Setién can relax for at least a week.

The Cantabrian coach will coach the Catalan team until the end of the season, which does not have much left either and could be a single match if they lose against Napoles. Unless they are champions in the Champions League, Setien could be without job next year. The poor image given in many games has really touched the coach, who has been left with very few defenders at the Catalan club. Most of the managers of the entity and fans already consider him sentenced.

Setién has three weeks to prepare the crossing against the Gattuso team, champion of the Italy Cup. It would be essential to get that victory to not finish the season blank and then worry about the following. The coach knows well how much is played, not only at a strictly sporting level. His position is in danger. Playing the final phase of the Champions League in Lisbon would allow him to get some air and try to win more followers of his continuity. Although even so it is very difficult to be the Barça coach of the 20-21.

Barcelona has always won at least one title since the 07-08 campaign and with the questioned coach even by Messi’s dog, Barcelona is having a very difficult time this year.

The arrival of ex player of Betis has not meant the turn that the leaders expected, neither at the level of the game nor of results, when in January they stopped Ernesto Valverde, who, at least, had the support of the footballers.

Setien needs a miracle to win the Champions League and a bigger miracle to continue leading Barcelona the next season, Xavi is already spoken of as a substitute in the Culés offices.

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Madrid lose the streak but send Alaves down

In the last league game, Real Madrid champion since the previous day could not beat Leganés, who was fighting to stay in the category, breaking the streak of 10 consecutive victories they had since football started.

The game began with the typical hallway to the champion and many changes in the 11 of Zidane as usual, highlighting the presence of Areola in the goal and the titles of Vinicius and Militao. The game opened early with Sergio Ramos’ goal number 11 on his personal account this season, the highest scoring goal of his career, to put Real Madrid ahead nine minutes after the game started.

Leganés motivated because Celta de Vigo was not winning their match nor did they match the game before the break with Salvatierra’s goal in added time defining between Areola’s legs.

In the second half Leganés was more than the meringues but Asensio would be present on the scoreboard at minute 52 of the game to give the momentary advantage to the league champion. However, it would not take long for Leganés to equalize the score with Roger Assale’s goal at 78 and give Madrid the last 12 minutes of suffering in this league. The lega was close to salvation but did not succeed.

Real Madrid ends the coronavirus campaign with 87 points, five units above their closest guard, FC Barcelona, ​​who reached 82 points. While, Leganés finished the League in 18th place with 36 units, joining Mallorca and Espanyol in being relegated, only one point below Celta de Vigo, who was saved after equaling 0-0 with Espanyol.

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A little hand for Setien

The Sunday’s game of Barcelona against Alavés meant much more to the Catalans, everyone was very aware of the result and, above all, of the image that the team could give. Nobody escapes that the future of Setién was in the air after losing the League against Madrid on the previous day and because of the subsequent words of Messi that pointed to the coach.

But everything went well for Setién and the team, favored by an Alavés that you could tell that nothing was at stake, but after all a good game and a forceful 5-0 with a double by Messi that ensures the Pichichi of the league. In addition to the conciliatory words of the Argentine in which he highlighted the commitment and the attitude of the team, also highlighting that all made self-criticism in the locker room give Setien a peace of mind until he plays the Champions on August 7.

The directive advocated the continuity of the coach after the meetings they held last week after the catastrophic game against Osasuna with Abidal, first, and then with the president. However, everything was pending the Alaves game as the final word. That must be the proof that the situation could be redirected and thus maintain confidence in the coach. Likewise in the offices several coaches offered themselves as a replacement if necessary.

Today Setién will continue to the Champions League. The directive considers that the situation is controlled after the meeting that the coach had with the players in which they were smoothed. Now comes a few days off when no action is planned. Its continuity for the next season is another story that will depend on how far it goes in the Champions League and how it gets there.

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The revelation of the League

The Spanish league ended with Real Madrid champion, Barcelona crying and Athletic becoming stronger, however few speak of the revelation that this strange coronavirus league had with two Venezuelans occupying an important place in 11.

Granada has been the great revelation of The League by finishing in a seventh place that gives them a ticket to play in Europe next season. It is the first time in its 89-year history and one of its secrets has been the union of the entire team.

The word family is the most used by the players and coaching staff at each press conference to describe the team. The red white players, who have felt part of a brotherhood, as reflected by a lively group of ‘WhatsApp’ and uncountable games of Call of Duty during confinement.

Even though Diego Martínez tries to divert the merit towards the group, his figure permeates every achievement of this Granada. The Galician coach has been the architect of an author team, and even being the youngest coach in the category, the Vigo player has managed to forge a winning team. In his 80 games at front of the Andalusians in the League, Diego Martínez has garnered 38 wins, 21 draws and 21 defeats, with 104 goals for 73 goals received.

To make Granada’s feat even greater, remember they started the campaign with a budget of 37 million, the third lowest in the category, only above Valladolid and Mallorca, remaining light years ahead of Villarreal’s 113 or 85 of Real Society, teammates next season in the Europa League.

The Granada season will be recorded forever. 56 points, 16 victories, historical numbers that do not go so far as to define what has been achieved by a team that is already eternal and that wants to continue writing in golden letters a path that seems exciting.

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Lampard’s children to the FA Cup final

Chelsea won 3 goals for 1 against Manchester United thanks to the star player of the match David De Gea. The Athletic’s former, so many times decisive, fail in the 3 goals that gave him the pass to the FA cup final against Chelsea.

Paradoxically, De Gea was Solskjaer’s great ‘bet’ in eleven. The argentine Sergio Romero had played five FA Cup games until the date but the Norwegian coach, with the pass to the final at stake, decided to bet on his number one. But he left Pogba, Greenwood and Martial on the bench and came out with three centrals for the first time since the break, offering an image close to the pathetic.

Chelsea, without the injured Kante or Kepa or Pulisic in the eleven, also recovered the three centrals to end their bad streak against the ‘red devils’: this season they had lost the three games in which they had faced (two in the League and one of the League Cup).

The ‘blues’, without much football, but with more heart, gradually imposed their rhythm. Bailly’s injury in a collision with Maguire joined with Giroud’s goal on the brink of rest, a hard blow to Manchester that De Gea was able to avoid.

In the second half Chelsea did not wait long to hit again. As soon as they got out of the locker room, the red devils suffered a new blow. A bad game-changer from Brandon Williams ended at the feet of Mount, who connected a low and tame shot from the front that escaped through De Gea’s hands. This is a serious failure that adds to a long list of errors.

Solskjær entered Pogba and Greenwood in search of a comeback that never came. What’s more, De Gea appeared twice to get a bitten shot from Giroud in 58 ‘and from James in 74’. However, when Maguire deflected a Marcos Alonso cross against his own goal, he neglected his stick and the ball went through there.

It was clearly that it was not United’s or De Gea’s day, even so, United closed the gap in the 85th minute after a naive Hudson-Odoi penalty on Martial. Bruno Fernandes did not fail. Three De Gea mistakes that cost a final to Manchester United and make you think that Mourinho was not so crazy when he sat him on the bench.

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Milan looks like a serious team again

After the championship restart, Milan has 9 games without knowing defeat, something that has not happened for a long time and with the trashing of 5 goals for 1 in the last game against Bologna, it already rises to positions in the Europe League, being one of the teams in the best shape currently in Serie A.

Neither the Juventus leader nor Inter, who is still alive in the fight for the Scudetto, had this luck after the pandemic. In fact, those of Sarri fell to AC Milan after 4 years, the last time the Rossoneros had beaten Juventus was in October 2016.

Stefano Pioli’s team added 20 of the 24 points available after the health break and placed sixth solitary in the table, waiting for what Napoli do, seventh, with eight points ahead of Sassuolo, eighth.

  In San Siro the party started early with the goal of Alexis Saelemaekers at minute 10 and then at minute 24 Milan was winning 2 to 0 thanks to the goal of the Turkish Hakan Çalhanoğlu. Milan dominated and did what they wanted in the first half and in the second too. Only a great goal from the Japanese Takehiro Tomiyasu on the brink of rest disturbed the rossonera aura. 

In the second half, three more goals came, Bennacer’s at minute 49 for 3-1, Rebic’s goal that could not be missed at minute 57 and Calabria’s goal in aggregate time to sign the hand.

Milan is hungry for success and the annoyance shown by the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he was replaced at the time of play proved it. With four days to go, the Swedish team is one step away from shielding his ticket for the next Europe League. For its part, Bologna no longer has objectives for what remains of the campaign saved from the decline and without possibilities for Europe.

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Benzema’s Madrid

Real Madrid came out to face Alavés with Marcelo injured and Ramos on the rostrum but with a Benzema more grown than ever, who with the captain's band on his arm was the leader that the improvised 11 of Zidane needed to add another 3 points, keep the goal at 0 and tell Barcelona that they can speak whatever they want, that they will still win nothing this season.

Real Madrid does not usually process Sergio Ramos' absences well. Between the loss of 4 and that of Carvajal and Marcelo, Zidane opted for Lucas Vázquez on the right-back and Militao in that sector, offering the weak side to Alavés. López Muñiz bet on fast ends and generated many problems for the leader who saved the post, Varane and Courtois, despite the fact that the locals quickly opened the scoring.

It was in an indisputable penalty from Ximo Navarro when he caught Mendy's boot in the drag. The winger was touched by the error and sank soon after, in a struggle with Rodrygo that left him injured. He left in the 23rd minute, and Alavés improved with his departure and closed the door of the band to Mendy for the rest of the first half.

Ximo Navarro was not the only one who was hurt from the match, Gil Manzano also left with ailments. He held on as long as he could until the break, but could not continue in the second act. The fourth referee, Héctor Rodríguez Carpallo, was released as a First referee. And since nothing has been said about the VAR and the referees, the second fell with drama.

The referee appreciated Benzema's offside when he received a pass from Rodrygo that ended in Asensio's goal on an empty goal. But, surprise, the VAR discovered that Benzema was in a doubtful position. He threw the lines and left doubts. Legal goal. 2-0 in favor of the whites.

Zidane took the opportunity to give rest to the untouchables, Modric and Benzema. Important matter for what awaits Monday in Granada. In the next match he recovers Ramos and Carvajal. Winning the 3 points and keeping the goal at 0 has its own merit. The value of Madrid B can give another league.

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