17 August 2022

Without an away win

Champions league 2022-23 season, qualifying round 4, leg 1 (night 1 of 2):

Bodo/Glimt - Dinamo Zagreb 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 36 (36.14) Amahl Pellegrino

Glasgow rangers - PSV 2:2

Scorers: 0:1 36 (36.08) Ibrahim Sangare
               1:1 40 (39.52) Antonio Cholak
               2:1 69 (69.10) Tom Lawrence
               2:2 78 (77.28) Armando Obispo

Kobenhavn - Trabzonspor 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 09 (08.27) Viktor Claesson
               2:0 48 (47.55) Lukas Lerager
               2:1 78 (78.18) Anastasios Bakasetas

16 August 2022

Details about a new club competition project

In the beginning of July it was only mentioned, while from last Friday in Tanzanian city of Arusha all facts have been revealed about the new club international tournament that will be launched on the African continent kicking off in exactly one year from now.
At the Super league event 24 clubs will be involved and those would come from three regions: Central/West, North together with Southern/East. Eight of them are going to participate from each region whilst maximum three clubs are permitted per country. Playing periods will be from August until May which means that the duration of the tournament for one season would be 10 months. Future finalists is going to play a maximum of 21 games, and the total account is 197. Relegation and promotion play offs are also expected to be staged.
Besides the trophy in terms of finance, the champions would be rich for 11.1 million euros, and the whole competition worth 97 million euros.

15 August 2022

Introducing the final elimination stage

Bit by bit we came towards the last elimination round in each of the three club international tournaments. Also called the fourth qualifying or play-off stage, the following clubs would play the first 90 minutes. Thus commencing in the second part of this month the layout for each duels will have to look like this:

Champions league...
Tuesday, 16 August at 21.00 CET: Bodo/Glimt - Dinamo Zagreb.
Tuesday, 16 August at 21.00 CET: Glasgow rangers - PSV.
Tuesday, 16 August at 21.00 CET: Kobenhavn - Trabzonspor.

Wednesday, 17 August at 18.45 CET: Qarabag - Viktoria.
Wednesday, 17 August at 21.00 CET: Dynamo Kyiv - Benfica (playing in Lodz, Poland).
Wednesday, 17 August at 21.00 CET: Maccabi Haifa - Crvena zvezda.

...Conference league...
Wednesday, 17 August at 18.45 CET: Djurgarden - APOEL.

Thursday, 18 August at 18.00 CET: Rakow - Slavia Praha.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: CSKA Sofia - Basel.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Nice.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Molde - Wolfsberger.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Rigas futbola skola - Linfield.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Slovacko - AIK.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Young boys Bern - Anderlecht.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.30 CET: Universitatea - Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.45 CET: Basaksehir - Antwerp.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.00 CET: Zrinjski - Slovan.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.15 CET: Maribor - Cluj.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.30 CET: FcsB - Viking.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.30 CET: Koln - Fehervar.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.30 CET: Lech - Diddeleng.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.45 CET: Villarreal - Hajduk.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.45 CET: West ham - Viborg.
Thursday, 18 August at 21.00 CET: AZ - Gil vicente.
Thursday, 18 August at 21.00 CET: Fiorentina - Twente.
Thursday, 18 August at 21.00 CET: Partizan - Hamrun.
Thursday, 18 August at 21.00 CET: Skupi - Ballkani.
Thursday, 18 August at 21.00 CET: Vaduz - Rapid Wien.

...and Europa league.
Thursday, 18 August at 18.30 CET: Ferencvaros - Samrock rovers.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Apollon - Olympiacos.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Malmo - Sivasspor.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Pyunik - Sheriff.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.00 CET: Zurich - Hearts.
Thursday, 18 August at 19.45 CET: Ludogorets - Zalgiris.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.00 CET: Dnipro-1 - AEK [Larnaca (playing in Koshice, Slovakia)].
Thursday, 18 August at 20.00 CET: HJK - Silkeborg.
Thursday, 18 August at 20.30 CET: Gent - Omonia.
Thursday, 18 August at 21.00 CET: Austria Wien - Fenerbahce.

14 August 2022

Continuation of football activities

Since December 2021 football has not being played in Ukraine because of: first players went on deserved winter break, and then the war broke out in the country this February. Hence the whole last season got suspended while on 12 July it was revealed that the new one will start this month.
Former Olympic champion, and now minister of youth and sports Wadim Hutzajt announced the plan that the 2022-23 season would start on 23 August. Each duels are going to be played without spectators, whilst stadia will be equipped with shelters in case of air-raid siren would sound out.
This date was deliberately chosen for beginning because it is a day of the National flag of Ukraine.

13 August 2022

Forbidden name was mentioned

In some parts of the world the following name is loveable by many, while at the other end it is forbidden even to be mentioned. Exactly the second scenario happened at the football game in Turkey.
Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kyiv played their match on 27 July at the second elimination round of the Champions league event. During the duel the home public have chanted the name of Vladimir Putin, and that was the reason that the European football organization has conducted an investigation into this matter. At the end (somehow) they have concluded that the club was guilty of the behaviour of their spectators who just wanted to distract the guests. Because of that (incident) seven days ago the club was ordered to pay 50.000 euros.
And the same affiliation today has punished Hajduk who in the third phase of the Conference league played against Vitoria. Racist chants from their fans was the main reason of why this was issued, thus in the next match of the Croatian club against Villarreal at the play off stage have to close section of their stadium plus give away 23.000 euros.