15 April 2024

Fight for entering into penultimate phase

At part number 2 of this month we will learn which 6 clubs would reach the semi final stage of the 3 European international leagues. Because the following 12 pairs are labeled as second matches there is always a possibility for some to be prolonged even longer than others. Schedule of the equal games to be played at 3 consecutive nights looks like this, and which is divided in:

Champions league...
Tuesday, 16 April at 21.00 CEt: Barcelona - PSG.
Tuesday, 16 April at 21.00 CEt: Borussia Dortmund - Atletico Madrid.

Wednesday, 17 April at 21.00 CEt: Bayern - Arsenal.
Wednesday, 17 April at 21.00 CEt: Manchester city - Real Madrid.

... Conference league...
Thursday, 18 April at 18.45 CEt: Fiorentina - Viktoria.
Thursday, 18 April at 18.45 CEtLille - Aston villa.

Thursday, 18 April at 21.00 CEtFenerbahche - Olympiacos.
Thursday, 18 April at 21.00 CEt: PAOK - Club Brugge.

... and Europa league.
Thursday, 18 April at 21.00 CEt: Atalanta - Liverpool.
Thursday, 18 April at 21.00 CEtOlympique de Marseille - Benfica.
Thursday, 18 April at 21.00 CEt: Roma - Milan.
Thursday, 18 April at 21.00 CEt: West ham - Bayer.

14 April 2024

Appeal denied

Everybody knows what Daniel Alves did in the morning of 31 December 2022 in a nightclub at Barcelona. After that the 40-year-old went to prison, many requests for freedom was denied, so at the end a alternative was found: giving up the passports (in order not to escape from Spain) plus pay bail of a certain amount.
That money, and why the former defender was even released, was the subject of the lawyer from the victim where they objected this case, but on Wednesday that was completely thrown out from the court. Simply, a rejection of the appeal was pronounced as the ex-player is not in danger of fleeing because he handed Brazilian and Spanish travel documents to the officials.

13 April 2024

Was dismissed forcefully just 18 days after his appointment

In a very unusual news, the chief executive officer of Ajax did not last to hold even a month on that position because of something he bought earlier concerning the club itself.
This story begins on 02 August 2023 where Alex Kroes had been proposed, and then officially was chosen to be a director of the Dutch club on 15 March 2024. However, this celebration did not last long because it was determined that the entrepreneur had purchased over 17,000 shares just one week from the day he was suggested last year. Seeing no other option, the Supervisory Board of Ajax, who has learned about this activity, last Tuesday has fired the 49-year-old accusing him of insider trading (which is a criminal offence).

12 April 2024

Did not had strength to equalize from minus three goals

Conference league 2023-24 season, knockout round 3 - last 8, leg 1, single night:

Olympiacos - Fenerbahche 3:2

Scorers: 1:0 08 (07.54) Kostas Firtounis
               2:0 31 (31.13) Stevan Jovetic
               3:0 57 (56.37) Francisco Machado
               3:1 68-pen (67.32) Dushan Tadic
               3:2 74 (73.25) Irfan Can Kahveci

Viktoria - Fiorentina 0:0

Club Brugge - PAOK 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 06 (05.57) Hugo Vetlesen

- Home striker Igor Thiago could have double the score at 78 (77.49), but his 11 metre shot was beautifully saved.

Europa league 2023-24 season, elimination phase 3 - round of 8, leg 1, single night:

Benfica - Olympique de Marseille 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 16 (15.33) Rafael Silva
               2:0 52 (51.46) Angel di Maria
               2:1 66 (66.06) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

11 April 2024

Spanish successes

Champions league 2023-24 season, knockout round 2 - last 8, leg 1 (night 2 of 2):

PSG - Barcelona 2:3

Scorers: 1:0 36 (36.10) Raphael Belloli
               1:1 47 (47.07) Ousmane Dembele
               2:1 50 (50.01) Vitor Ferreira
               2:2 62 (61.27) Raphael Belloli
               2:3 76 (76.14) Andreas Christensen

Atletico Madrid - Borussia Dortmund 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 04 (03.59) Rodrigo de Paul
               2:0 32 (31.39) Samuel Lino
               2:1 81 (80.56) Sebastien Haller