03 October 2022

Middle phase

After the the penultimate team action for this year we are back to complete group phases of the European Cups (leagues). One consecutive tournament with unequal kick-off matches and two identical ones will entertain us in the middle of next week. New pairs are ahead at the following four nights with round number three where the layout would have to look like this:

Champions league...
Tuesday, 04 October at 18.45 CET: Bayern - Viktoria.
Tuesday, 04 October at 18.45 CETOlympique de Marseille - Sporting.

Tuesday, 04 October at 21.00 CET: Ajax - Napoli.
Tuesday, 04 October at 21.00 CET: Club Brugge - Atletico Madrid.
Tuesday, 04 October at 21.00 CETEintracht Frankfurt - Tottenham.
Tuesday, 04 October at 21.00 CET: Inter - Barcelona.
Tuesday, 04 October at 21.00 CET: Liverpool - Glasgow rangers.
Tuesday, 04 October at 21.00 CET: Porto - Bayer.

Wednesday, 05 October at 18.45 CETRasenballsport Leipzig - Celtic.
Wednesday, 05 October at 18.45 CETRed bull Salzburg - Dinamo Zagreb.

Wednesday, 05 October at 21.00 CET: Benfica - PSG.
Wednesday, 05 October at 21.00 CET: Chelsea - Milan.
Wednesday, 05 October at 21.00 CET: Juventus - Maccabi Haifa.
Wednesday, 05 October at 21.00 CET: Manchester city - Kobenhavn.
Wednesday, 05 October at 21.00 CET: Real Madrid - Shakhtar Donetsk.
Wednesday, 05 October at 21.00 CET: Sevilla - Borussia Dortmund.

... Conference league...
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Anderlecht - West ham.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Dnipro-1 - Vaduz (playing in Koshice, Slovakia).
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Lech - Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Molde - Shamrock rovers.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Pyunik - Zhalgiris.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Silkeborg - FcsB.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Sivasspor - Ballkani.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Slovacko - Nice.

Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: AZ - Apollon.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Basel - Slovan.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Gent - Djurgarden.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Hearts - Fiorentina.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Koln - Partizan.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Rigas futbola shkola - Bashakshehir.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Slavia Praha - Cluj.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Villarreal - Autria Wien.

... and Europa league.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Crvena zvezda - Ferencvarosh.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: HJK - Ludogorets.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Malmo - Union Berlin.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Monaco - Trabzonspor.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Omonia - Manchester united.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Sheriff - Real Sociedad.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Sturm - Lazio.
Thursday, 06 October at 18.45 CET: Zurich - PSV.

Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Arsenal - Bodo/Glimt.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Braga - Union Saint-Gilloise.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Fenerbahche - AEK.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Freiburg - Nantes.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Midtjylland - Feyenoord.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Olympiacos - Qarabag.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CET: Roma - Betis.
Thursday, 06 October at 21.00 CETStade Rennais - Dynamo Kyiv.

02 October 2022

Punishments for clubs

On the last Saturday in September the European football organization has penalized six clubs who participated at the international competitions, and the whole fault falls (only) on their spectators.
Next week Olympique de Marseille would have to play the Champions league match with Sporting at home without fans. With 100.000 euros is fined Koln who can not lead their spectators on the away games, whilst fans supporting Nice can not purchase tickets when the club is playing as a visitor. Six thousand seats will not sell Partizan because they have to close certain part of their arena of their own choice plus there was a fine of 70.000 euros that the team had to pay. Eintracht Frankfurt had to give 45.000 euros which are also are punished for conditionally closure of their stadium for the next duel of at least 1.000 seats. The cash box from Juventus was eased with 15.000 euros.
Reason behind all these penalties were objects throwing, pyrotechnics and introducing boxing skills into this sport from their previous games.

01 October 2022

Approved change of street and square

One of the best footballers and a legend from Bosnia and Herzegovina would get a street and a square that is going to be named after him in Austria.
Last Monday the Graz city officials have decided to honour Ivan Osim, who passed away on 01 May from stroke, and thus will give their fans something to remember him. The 80-year-old manager have trained the local club Sturm for eight full years and therefore the change had to happen.
From May 2023 the square before the stadium will carry his name, while later one part of Conrad-von-Hotzendorf strasse (street) would also do the same. Likewise, in front of the arena a sculpture is going to be placed of the great coach.

30 September 2022

Instead of supporters, someone else have said that

In most cases fans from the stands are to blame for disrupting the games using nasty words towards players and because of it teams are paying hefty fines. But this time is a totally different story.
At the beginning of the week Montenegro and Finland have been entertained each other from the Nations league sixth round. However, in the finish of this 'so-called' entertainment turned out to be very ugly for Glen Kamara when was racially abused by home player(s). Maybe nervousness have played its part, by just knowing that during the duel they received two red cards (where one was shown off terrain) and five yellow ones. The Finnish football association immediately have reported this incident to the European football organization, but yesterday the midfielder said that did not want to get involved in the whole process.

29 September 2022

Known some details for the summer event

Yesterday the first part of the European version of Nations league competition was completed, and immediately some things were rapidly revealed in which cities the final tournament will be played in the summer period of 2023.
Although it have not been decided where the finals would be staged on the night of the closing duels, Dutch media has reported that Rotterdam and Enschede have been chosen to welcome the four teams (that won league A groups) from 14 until 18 June. This duo was deliberately picked because the European football organization has recommended that both stadia (that games are going to be played) be in the same city or to be far away from each other on a radius of 150 kilometers.
By 13 April bids for hosting the final have submitted football associations of Belgium, Poland, Wales and Netherlands, and the deadline for submitting documents is 05 October. Since the first three have not qualified (for the second part) only the last country remains a serious contender to win the rights, and that decision will be announced in January of next year. An interesting detail about this quartet is that these four have played against each other in the fourth group of league A.