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6 English players were noticed when the Bundesliga came back

All eyes were on the Bundesliga when the tournament returned, with attention paid to six young players from the United Kingdom.

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “If the Bundesliga is the only tournament in the world that is broadcast on television, I think we will have billions of spectators.”

Understandably when in England, fans are interested in the players of this country playing in the Bundesliga and will have the opportunity to prove his scratch at the weekend.

Jadon Sancho, 20 years old (Borussia Dortmund)

Sancho has affirmed his reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting talents since arriving in 2017.

The British star is going through the best season of his career with 14 goals and 16 assists after 23 games. Sancho is the key to Dortmund’s hope to win the championship with Bayern.

Jonjoe Kenny, 23 years old (Schalke)

The England right-back has frequently played since being loaned from Everton last summer. In 23 matches, he scored 1 goal and made 3 assists.

Kenny thrived under German coach David Wagner, where he became a fan favorite when helping Schalke qualify for the European Cup.

Ademola Lookman, 22 years old (RB Leipzig)

Lookman has somewhat impressed at Leipzig with a loan from Everton. However, the German team has no intention of spending £ 22.5 million to buy after the player has only participated in the Bundesliga 6 times.

Ethan Ampadu, 19 years old (RB Leipzig)

The versatile player is unlikely to be in the field due to a persistent back injury since February. This is also one reason why the Welsh player has only entered the field three times from the bench in the Bundesliga this season.

Rabbi Matondo, 19 years old (Schalke)

The winger left City in January last year for a fee of £ 11 million. He has made 12 appearances this season, including 8 starting games and scoring a goal. Fans will be waiting to see Matondo’s speed and mischief.

Reece Oxford, 21 years old (Augsburg)

A promising player at West Ham, Oxford plays a defensive midfielder or a center-back but rarely plays. This year 21, he hopes to have the opportunity to play wrong when the season comes back.

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Arsenal’s greatest foreign squad of 6 members “Invincibles”

Sun Sport’s greatest ever squad of Arsenal players in history, including 6 members from the “Invincibles” team (invincible) 2003/04.

Of the 11 regular starting players in the 2003/04 unbeaten campaign, only Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell were English. Therefore, it is understandable that there are many members of this historic squad who are present in the best options.

In front of goal, Jens Lehmann was in great form during that glorious season and filled the big void of David Seaman.

Center-back belongs to David O’Leary, who was born in London but plays for the Irish team. In the late 70s and early 80s, O’Leary is said to be in the top 2-3 central defenders in the world.

Standing next to it is the choice between Kolo Toure and Laurent Koscielny. Later there were more good partners like Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen, but Koscielny eventually took the position.

The two Arsenal full-backs are all modern names. On the left, Gael Clichy overtook Nacho Monreal, and Bacary Sagna was a bit better than Lauren on the right.

Lauren was converted from midfielder to defender to replace the legendary Lee Dixon, a member of “Invincibles”.

In the central midfield there are many bright candidates, including Santi Cazorla, Gilberto Silva and Cesc Fabregas. But the chosen couple was Liam Brady and Patrick Vieira.

Brady is like a “witch” with a clever left foot, great vision and a scorer. Besides him, Vieira became the most perfect central midfielder the Premier League has ever seen.

On the flanks, vast positions were reserved for Robert Pires and Marc Overmars, although Freddie Ljungberg and Alexis Sanchez also received appreciation.

As for the attack, there is no dispute with partners Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. That’s because Robin van Persie shone for a short time, Emmanuel Adebayor only exploded in two seasons.

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What is the MU team consisting of all English players after the transfer?

MU absolutely can launch a squad of all English players after the summer transfer window.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deviated from the initial transfer policy of MU when bringing in Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January.

In the past, the Norwegian has favored the English market, targeting young and indigenous players that he feels might fit into his squad.

In the summer, it seems MU will return to this strategy by targeting three young English stars, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham.

If all three were won, the “Red Devils” could line up an English squad, although it would have no room for David de Gea, Fred, Paul Pogba or Anthony Martial.

Goalkeeper: Dean Henderson

The loan star at Sheffield United is fully guaranteed a place in the squad next season as he proves quality to compete with De Gea.

Center-back: Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe

When the future of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are uncertain, the choice of MU center-back may be only 4 people. Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly will vie for positions alongside Maguire, but if Tuanzebe’s homegrown option is a great option.

Once on loan at Aston Villa, Tuanzebe was unlucky due to an injury but Solskjaer rated him very highly.

Wingers: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw

Brandon Williams once pushed Shaw to the bench but the former Southampton defender seemed to be getting closer to his best before the season was suspended. And Wan-Bissaka has always been stable since coming to MU last summer.

Midfielders: Scott McTominay, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish

Without Pogba, Fred and Nemanja Matic, MU can rely on two young talents Grealish and Bellingham, alongside McTominay. With what has shown, Grealish proved capable of taking on the role of attacking midfielder of Bruno Fernandes.

Forwards: Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James

Although James, Greenwood and Rashford can create an all-English attacking trio this season, MU still hope to add Sancho to increase perfection. The Dortmund star promises to solve the problem of the right wing team that has existed for so long.

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Rounded 20 years Ronaldo Nazario suffered terrible injuries

20 years ago, Ronaldo Nazario suffered a terrible injury that created a turning point for his flourishing career.

Messi lags behind Ronaldo in the top goalscoring and assists for a decade

In 2000, Ronaldo was considered the best player in the world at the time. But he broke his right knee kneecap in the first leg of the Italian Cup final between Inter and Lazio.

Just minutes after coming off the bench in the second half, Ronaldo tried to dribble past Fernando Couto but suddenly collapsed and hugged his knee in pain.

According to Dr. Guillen, this is the most serious injury because the tendon allows the knee to run, kick, dribble and when it is broken, everything ends.

Dr Gerard Saillant, who once treated Ronaldo, said: “Miracles do not exist. He needs at least 8 months to recover before playing again. Even then, me and no one could say that he would play again. In any case, it will be a long and difficult process”.

Indeed, Ronaldo’s knees have been repeatedly questioned. Only 144 days before, on 11/11, he also blocked tendons in the match Inter – Lecce. At Christmas 1996, he had a rare disease in his knee that led to permanent tendonitis. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs have become an inseparable companion since Ronie also played at PSV Eindhoven.

“It’s all the fault of PSV. They allowed him to assimilate as a child. As a result, his muscles do not match the bone structure of the knee”, said Bernardino Santi, former anti-doping coordinator of the Brazilian Football Federation.

This time, until March 8, 2001, Ronaldo was discharged from the hospital and had to wait until November 4 to play the first official match against … Lecce.

In 2018, Diego Maradona once declared, if not for injury, Ronaldo would be the greatest player in history. Indeed, when the kneecap was broken, Ronaldo was only 23 and 3 months, scoring 233 goals, more than Messi (148) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) at the same age.

“I suffered two very serious injuries that took away my 3-year career, which made me suffer the consequences and anticipate the end of my career,” Ronaldo lamented.

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List of World Golden Balls over the years

List of Golden Balls. Update details and a complete list of World Golden Balls over the years.

The World Ballon d’Or (Ballon d’Or) is an annual award initiated and organized by France Football Magazine for the best player of the year. In early December 2019, Lionel Messi overcame Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronald to win the 2019 Golden Ball.

This is the 6th time in El Pulga’s honor to receive this noble award, thereby becoming the player who owns the most golden balls in history (5 previous Golden Balls in 2009 and 2010 respectively, 2011, 2012, 2015).

The first person in history to be awarded the Golden Ball is the English legend – Sir Stanley Matthews (1956). At the time of playing, he was called “The witch of dribbling” or “Magician” for his skill of passing ball and passing outstanding people.

With the same 7 players, the Netherlands and Germany are the two countries with the most individuals owning the Golden Ball. In terms of clubs, Barca and Real Madrid are the most successful team, when there are 21 players ever received this noble title.

List of Golden Ball World over the years:

1956: Stanley Matthews (England, Blackpool)

1957: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain, Real Madrid)

1958: Raymond Kopa (France, Real Madrid)

1959: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain, Real Madrid)

1960: Luis Suárez (Spain, Barca)

1961: Omar Sívori (Italy, Juventus)

1962: Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia, Dukla Prague)

1963: Lev Yashin (Soviet Union, Dinamo Moscow)

1964: Denis Law (Scotland, MU)

1965: Eusébio (Portugal, Benfica)

1966: Bobby Charlton (UK, MU)

1967: Flórián Albert (Hungary, Ferencváros)

1968: George Best (England, MU)

1969: Gianni Rivera (Italy, AC Milan)

1970: Gerd Müller (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1971: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Ajax)

1972: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1973: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Ajax)

1974: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Barca)

1975: Oleg Blokhin (Soviet Union, Donamo Kiev)

1976: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1977: Allan Simonsen (Denmark, M’gladbach)

1978: Kevin Keegan (England, Hamburg)

1979: Kevin Keegan (England, Hamburg)

1980: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1981: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1982: Paolo Rossi (Italy, Juventus)

1983: Michel Platini (France, Juventus)

1984: Michel Platini (France, Juventus)

1985: Michel Platini (France, Juventus)

1986: Igor Belanov (Soviet Union, Donamo Kiev)

1987: Ruud Gullit (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1988: Marco van Basten (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1989: Marco van Basten (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1990: Lothar Matthäus (Germany, Inter Milan)

1991: Jean-Pierre Papin (France, Marseille)

1992: Marco van Basten (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1993: Roberto Baggio (Italy, Juventus)

1994: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria, Barca)

1995: George Weah (Liberia, AC Milan)

1996: Matthias Sammer (Germany, Dortmund)

1997: Ronaldo (Brazil, Inter Milan)

1998: Zinedine Zidane (France, Juventus)

1999: Rilvaldo (Brazil, Barca)

2000: Luis Figo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2001: Michael Owen (England, Liverpool)

2002: Ronaldo (Brazil, Real Madrid)

2003: Pavel Nedvěd (Czech, Juventus)

2004: Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine, AC Milan)

2005: Ronaldinho (Brazil, Barca)

2006: Fabio Cannavaro (Italy, Real Madrid)

2007: Kaka (Brazil, AC Milan)

2008: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, MU)

2009: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2010: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2011: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2012: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2015: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2018: Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)

2019: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

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Ronaldo saved Juventus in the Italian Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s last-minute penalty helped Juventus draw 1-1 in the semi-final first leg against Milan.

Milan started the match with a slightly better position. Franck Kessie, Ante Rebic and Davide Calabria are constantly given the chance to test goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ibrahimovic also started, but only played a role to attract Juventus defense. At the end of the first half, the Swedish star was shown a yellow card from the jump situation to hit the face of Matthijs De Ligt. Since he received two cards from the beginning, he will be absent in the second leg.

Before the game and the psychological advantage for Milan, Juventus had almost only one chance in the first half. Juan Cuadrado put a right foot and forced keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to save.

Milan is still a better team after the break. After much effort on the ball, the red and black striped shirt paid off with an opening goal in the 61st minute. From Samu Castillejo’s cross, Rebic volleyed a little into the left corner to beat Buffon. This is a complete achievement for Milan – the team has launched 21 shots and 11 goals towards this match, while the Juventus numbers are only 14 and 4 respectively.

After receiving the goal, Juventus played harder. Coach Maurizio Sarri also tried to wake up the team by launching Rodrigo Bentancur, Gonzalo Higuain and Rabiot.

71 minutes, they have the advantage when Milan lost Theo Hernandez. The French defender received a second yellow card after a challenge on Paulo Dybala.

Taking advantage of opportunities, the visitors attacked more strongly, but also thanks to luck to escape. In the 89th minute, Ronaldo launched a volley to hit the ball with Davide Calabria. This is a controversial situation, because the Milan player is standing back to the ball, in a completely passive position. After consulting with VAR, the referee decided to give Juventus a penalty. Since then, CR7 stretches the table, rescuing Juventus.

Ronaldo extended the scoring chain for Juventus

The two teams will play the semi-final second leg on March 1, on Juventus field. But before that, Ronaldo and his teammates will have two important matches with Lyon (Champions League) and Inter (Serie A).

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Man City waits for the opportunity to recruit Messi

The provision for Lionel Messi to freely leave the summer transfer window is an opportunity for City to dream of owning Barca captain.

The contract stipulates from the age of 32, Messi is free to leave Barca in each summer transfer period. This is the terms that the Nou Camp team gives to the club’s best player, who has contributed to 10 La Liga championships and four Champions League titles.

According to AS (Spain), Man City is closely monitoring Messi’s situation. If the captain striker decides to leave Barca, the Etihad team wants to be the first team to approach him.

Rumors of Messi leaving Barca arose this week, when there was disagreement between him and sports director Eric Abidal. After Abidal made the point that some of the players did not perform well under former coach Ernesto Valverde, Messi countered that he should name each one instead of in general

However, Diario Sport said that Messi’s ability to leave Barca just stopped at rumors. According to this newspaper, the above disagreement is only a matter of personal opinion. Messi, as the captain, spoke openly to protect his teammates.

President Josep Bartomeu also spoke with both Abidal and Messi, helping the two sides heal the relationship.

Abidal and Messi used to be good teammates, winning four La Liga and two Champions League together. In the 2011 Champions League final (Barca 3-1 Man Utd), the former French defender personally brought the captain’s armband to raise the Cup.

English football extends the summer transfer

The closing time of the annual summer transfer is September 1, instead of mid-August as before in the English Premier.

At the meeting on 6/2, the clubs voted to support the change. Accordingly, the end of the summer transfer period of English football is set to September 1 like other European countries.

Besides extending the summer transfer period, the Premier League clubs also work on VAR. According to a report released at the meeting, the majority of fans wanted to keep the system. However, the way it works needs to be changed so as not to reduce the interest in football.

The meeting also identifies the Premier League season 2020-2021 opening on August 7, less than a month after the end of Euro 2020.

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The ‘traitor’ is about to be reunited with Man United

The “Red Devils” leadership is considering to borrow striker Carlos Tevez from the Boca Juniors club as a solution after the main striker Marcus Rashford suffered a serious injury.

In the search for a replacement Marcus Rashford, the player was seriously injured and will have to rest until the end of the season, the MU team suddenly targeted the former one, striker Carlos Tevez. According to Tuttosport, the “Red Devils” are ready to recruit the Argentinian striker with a loan contract until the end of the 2019/20 season.

If you join MU, this will be Tevez’s second time with this team. Before that, the player born in 1984 played for the Old Trafford team in the period 2007-2009.

In the two seasons here, Tevez combined with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to become a “spearhead” on MU attack. Argentine individual player played 99 matches, scored 34 goals in all competitions and “Red Devils” won 2 Premier League titles as well as 1 Champions League season 2007/08.

At that time, Tevez wore a MU shirt on loan from West Ham United. Witnessing the excellent performance of El Apache, MU’s management board approved 25 million pounds to buy this player off.

But at the last minute, the Argentine striker decided to flip the contract when joining the great rival of Manchester City. This decision angered “Red Devils” fans and called him a “traitor”.

However, in the context of Rashford’s long-term injury, Anthony Martial is playing badly and Mason Greenwood is not a reliable choice, MU management is willing to ignore the old story to bring this player back to Old Trafford.

Tevez is no longer the top pick at Boca Juniors

At the age of 36, Tevez no longer maintains the peak form and will be a backup plan of the Old Trafford team. However, this player’s seasoned experience will certainly help a lot, especially for young players of “Red Devils” like Greenwood or Daniel James.

On the Boca Juniors side, the Argentine team was also ready for Tevez to leave. In the 2019/20 season, the 36-year-old striker only got 3 goals after 10 appearances and is no longer the top choice of the Argentine team.

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4 strikers that are ready to replace Rashford at Man Utd

During the time of Rashford’s injury, Man Utd may consider recruiting an additional striker in the form of a loan as an alternative.

Striker Marcus Rashford suffered a back injury during a match against Wolves on January 15. Henry Winter writer of The Times recently revealed information that striker born in 1997 may need up to 3 months to treat and recover from injury. Not stopping there, this player also had surgery to lift the bone in his ankle.

During this time, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning to borrow a striker as a solution during Rashford’s absence. Here are the potential candidates for “Red Devils” attack in the future.

Edinson Cavani (PSG)

The arrival of Mauro Icardi has deprived Cavani’s starting spot. The Uruguayan striker has asked BLG PSG to create conditions for him to leave as soon as possible. However, the home team Parc des Princes preferred the offer to buy Cavani rather than let him go in the form of his wife. To get the signature of the former Napoli star, MU will have to compete fiercely with two heavy rivals Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)

At Stamford Bridge today, Giroud is only Frank Lampard’s third choice for the striker position, after Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi. The reigning World Cup champion is also tired of being constantly benched and wants to leave right away during the winter transfer window. The only obstacle now is that Lampard is still considering whether to sell players to competitors directly in the top 4 in the Premier League this season.

Fernando Llorente (Napoli)

With a long experience in the Premier League, Llorente certainly will not need much time to adapt when returning to England. The Spaniard left Tottenham in the summer of 2019 after his contract expired, but was contacted by coach Jose Mourinho to return to London due to Harry Kane’s long-term injury.

Krysztof Piatek (AC Milan)

Joining Milan with high expectations, but Piatek is seriously threatened position after the appearance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The form is worse than last season but the 24-year-old still possesses the qualities of the top goalscorer. Tottenham and Newcastle are also contacting the hope of signing a striker with the nickname “silver continent” in the shortest time.

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Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders (Part 3)

Traore is not considered strong in tactical execution, leading to his first time at Middlesbrough, he had to … change wings after each half to be able to hear the direction on the border from Karanka.

In the first 31 matches at Middlesbrough, Traore could not find his way into the net. The second season went more smoothly, when he was voted “Player of the Year” by both fans and teammates with five goals and 10 assists. Thanks to the brilliant performance, Traore was recruited by Wolves in August 2018 for about 23.5 million USD.

Under the guidance of Coach Nuno Espirito Santo, Traore continues to progress in technical and tactical aspects. He was used in both the attacking position, right wing and right back when defender Matt Doherty was injured.

“Adama can do everything – from reviving the team, creating opportunities to making the opponent confused. Recently he is also stable in defense, supports the center-back and avoids the ball on. No. But we are still improving him”, said coach Nuno.

From a slender boy in his Barca debut, Traore has transformed into a muscular nightmare of the left-backs in the Premier League. His speed is so fast that Olympic champion 4×100 m distance Darren Campbell had to advise Traore … slow down on the field.

However, the number of four goals and four assists after 20 Premier League matches this season is still not the statistics of a top star that Traore is aiming for.

Traore transformed from a slim player into a muscular athlete

Having a Mali background, Traore was invited to join the African national football team by Traore, although he played for U16, U17, U19 and U21 Spain. In November 2019, coach Luis Enrique called Traore to Spain to prepare for Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Romania. But Traore was unable to play due to injury and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.

If they continue their current form, Traore will likely continue to cause the two Spanish football associations and Mali to compete. With a midfield prioritizing technical players like Spain, owning a backup card with a high level of mutation like Traore will certainly be useful at Euro 2020.