30 April 2021

Three targets, two sending offs with one punishment happened on a single match

Europa league, fourth knockout stage, last 4, leg 1:

Villarreal - Arsenal 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 05 (04.39) Manuel Trigueros
               2:0 29 (28.57) Raul Albiol
               2:1 73-pen (72.27) Nicolas Pepe

- Both semifinalists ended this exciting game with 10 men and each of them waved good bye with two yellow cards at second half: first to go off was visiting midfielder Daniel Ceballos on 57 (56.41), followed by another footballer from the central part of the field Etienne Capoue who had to leave in 79 (79.18), but at the opposite dressing room.

29 April 2021

Drastic changes for all three club international events

For 2021 the group stage teams at the Asian Champions league has been expanded (from 32 to 40), while the European version is awaiting the same scenario, but with a slightly different model.
It is officially confirmed that clubs from 32 will be 36 at the 'best league', this change is going to happen from 2024-25 season, however there is one small and major difference: group games will not exist anymore. Last Tuesday it was presented of how this tournament is going to look in the future. Each of the teams are going to be in one group, and therefore the matches will increase from the current 6 to future 10. At the end of the main phase: the first 8 clubs directly qualifies for the knockout stage (round of 16), those occupying from ninth to twenty fourth place (16 clubs) will face each other through play-off, whilst teams from 25 onwards are going to be eliminated from all events (without an Europa league spots). Because there is no real (and lack of) competitiveness (in terms of ending results), this increasing model has been criticized from the start (mainly as very tiring: because from 125 number of duels is going to jump to 225). Will it be like that, we will see in three years time.
Abandoning the group playing system will happen at Europa and (the debut) Conference leagues as well. Single table for these two events is going to occur already from next season (2021-22).

28 April 2021

Result uncovered at first 29 minutes

Third knockout phase of Champions league, last 4, leg 1:

Real Madrid - Chelsea 1:1

Scorers: 0:1 14 (13.24) Christian Pulisic
               1:1 29 (28.24) Karim Benzema

27 April 2021

Various signed contracts achieved

The golden success of Football marketing Asia continues when last week brought its confederation new partners in just 48 hours.
On 20 April the sports entertainment service Fanseat have joined the football family of showing the best from the continent in nine European countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal and Slovakia. In a very rich content selection, the pay-per-view and streaming platform just adds the top team and club competitions on its programme schedule where the rights have been acquired for 2021 and 2022.
Two days later viewers in Japan are going to watch the same contents thanks to the agreement which was signed by Dentsu incorporated group. In comparison to the upper company, this media is going to show the same tournaments, but from 2021 up until 2024.
One other signature (that is not related to Asian football) has happened for people living on the Indian subcontinent. We know that Copa America starts this summer, and all games are going to be shown on Sony pictures networks. The Indian version of the channel is going to broadcast duels on the video on demand service SonyLIV together with the streaming platforms that this house possesses. Besides India, last Tuesday the television station have obtained the rights to show the competition for the following territories: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, together with Afghanistan (which is not part of the entity) as well.

26 April 2021

Quartet of teams from each event battle in first 90 minutes

And then have become four. On the last week of this month at schedule are the two remaining pairs from both European club international tournaments for 2020-21 season. We slowly came to the semifinals where first leg will be played. In three consecutive nights eight clubs are going to kick-off identically, in:

Champions league

Tuesday, 27 April at 21.00 CET: Real Madrid - Chelsea.

Wednesday, 28 April at 21.00 CET: PSG - Manchester city.

... and Europa league.

Thursday, 29 April at 21.00 CET: Manchester united - Roma.
Thursday, 29 April at 21.00 CET: Villarreal - Arsenal.

25 April 2021

Based on a true story: league that only existed 48 hours

This text tells a true tale of how a group of teams took a voyage into something unimaginable (or either may exist on other planet or just appear in their sweet dreams).
In the end of the second week at this month came an shameful news (that thankfully ended rapidly and without any consequences) where the European 'wealthiest' clubs and their greedy owners (that were blinded by money and profit) wanted to create its own competition. Everything started on the night of 18 and this farce ended on 20 April. The agreement was signed by 12 clubs where six of them came from one country, while two nations had three clubs each: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester city, Manchester united, Tottenham, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus and Milan joined together to form a previously announced closed tournament or so called the European Super league. What is (or was) 'super' about this tournament, remains indeed a mystery where the members would have a guaranteed place, because the first plan was presented as the following: 20 teams were going to compete out of which the first 15 'bosses' would play among each other every season (which is more than boring to see that each year) and the other 5 are here only to complete the quota (they were going to enter through their championships). Memberships were offered to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and PSG, but this trio was smart enough to reject the entire thing from the beginning. Knowing of how they were wrong the first 6 clubs have instantly pulled out (not thinking anything before joining in), while Atletico Madrid, Inter and Milan completed the exit the next day, leaving just three to compete among themselves: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. With this (step by step) shy abandoning, the whole project went into the air (like never existed at all). Businessman and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was chosen as chairman to the charade tournament as well. The main and sole financer was an overseas bank (J.P. Morgan) who were ready to inject 3.5 billion euros into this renegade project. Learning of where the income will come from, immediately after, every angered spectator called for a boycott against this institution through social media.
Every part of the continent was against it, and united behind the whole thing to end it quickly as possible: pressure from fans, football officials, national associations, and even politicians. However, very few institutions were for it: the Commercial court in Madrid, Spain (stating that the European and world football organizations have no right to interfere), together with some presidential people (of Real Madrid, Juventus and European club association) who defended the whole project.
During the entire process, the above 12 egotistical teams (that were later shrunk to 3) were not thinking clearly enough of why and for whom this sport exist (the current health situation does not apply in this article). Not thinking about the rest, the shameful act from the clubs and without respect towards their fans, this charade ended with a debacle.
Main lesson. So, think twice before you do something nasty and ugly like this, and not to think about yourself only. The implications would have been far more serious, where each fan definitely will turn its back to this disgusting idea who went up into thin air. Selfishness is indeed a puzzling occurrence.
Hopefully continuation is not going to be needed. The end.

24 April 2021

Accusing of filthy words

As the title is saying in the following lines, you can read about this theme where the European football organization punished couple of players and one collective last Wednesday.
The biggest dust and question was raised about Ondrej Kudela: of whether the defender racially said something to Glen Kamara while covering his mouth at the second leg of Europa league last 16 game between Glasgow rangers and Slavia Praha? According to the above affiliation he did that, so the Czech cannot play football for 10 matches on a club and international level. Since then: two has passed, thus eight are still remaining, and the problem is that the player cannot participate (or will miss) the European championship that is starting in two months time. Maybe because of this important event today has filed an appeal towards this decision. The other side was also penalized for three games as the Finnish 25-year-old midfielder physically attacked him in the tunnel after the duel ended.
Crvena zvezda was punished for the same reason, had to pay 30.000 euros, and one home next duel have to play on empty stadium. During the match with Milan from the same competition of last 32, one 'smart guy' from their lounge offended Zlatan Ibrahimovic with nasty slurs.

23 April 2021

Ending event to be played at one town instead of two

In 2019 the main round (group games) of Nations league at the North, Central America and the Caribbean region was all finished, thus in June 2020 only the four group (A, B, C, D) winners had to round-up the first ever event, playing the remaining four duels. But because of the well known health situation those had to be postponed.
One year has passed since then, where: this quartet will meet again on the same month, United States of America is going to stay as hospitality country, however the final games will be staged in different city. From three stadia and two towns (Arlington and Houston), in 2021 the last phase of the competition is scheduled to be in Denver. Seven days ago the confederation designated Empower field at Mile high, to welcome the two semifinal games on 03 June, while the classification match for third / fourth place plus the duel for the trophy is going to be held at the same arena three nights later.

22 April 2021

Losing battle in court

Two months ago the Asian confederation has nullify the decision of giving permit to Shandong Taishan on competing into the Champions league. Not obtaining the needed documents meant that the Chinese Cup champions were thrown out of the 2021 tournament. Against this expulsion the club has appealed to the Court of arbitration for sport, but last Wednesday they were rejected by the tribunal because of the debts problem.
Its replacement was found in Shanghai port (formerly Sipg), where this team will kick off with the play-off round for the East region who are about to start on 23 June (announced date).

21 April 2021

Increased prize fund for final winner

The second football competition, which commences from 13 June until 10 July and is playing in two countries, has announced figures that teams would get throughout the event.
Each of the ten participants that appears on Copa America 2021 are going to receive 4 million dollars (3.3 million euros), where this money is primarily designed mainly for preparations and logistics. Also, on 16 April the South American organization has raised the winning prize, thus apart from the trophy the champions are going to receive a check of 10 million dollars (8.35 million euros). Just in comparison from the 2019 edition in Brazil, the home team that were winners on it own soil accepted 2.5 million dollars (2.1 million euros) less.

20 April 2021

Major details of summer tournament revealed

We are less than three months away from the Gold Cup, and the organizer of the competition (North, Central American and Caribbean confederation) has announced couple of starting and ending decisions in a space of five days. It has been revealed that the following 10 duels are going to be played at United States of America.
The official start of the 2021 edition is scheduled for 10 July. But before this date two more preliminary rounds have to be played, thus the preparatory games for the major competition will commence eight nights earlier. On 08 April it is confirmed that: phase one (that consist of six matches) are going to be on 02 and 03 July, while stage two (the final three elimination duels) are going to kick-off on 06 July. Each of these nine pairs (who are previously determined from the draw of 10 September 2020) will be played at DRV PNK stadium in Florida. Because there is no time anymore, only 90 minutes (or more) is going to count for both qualifying rounds.
Seven days ago it is also discovered where the last match will be staged. Las Vegas was chosen as a debut host city of the competition, so the final two teams are going to make a fierce battle for the trophy at Allegiant arena on 01 August.

19 April 2021

Caught a disease while helping his team

One of the best players of Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang caught a terrible disease at the end of March. Back then the 31-year-old helped and send his nation to the Africa Cup of nations 2021 (2022) finals (through qualifiers), where at the same time got infected with malaria. Upon his arrival at Arsenal the doctors diagnosed him with this illness who was at the uncomplicated early stage. Thankfully this was spotted on time, so the striker is recovering well nowadays, who shared this horrible news three days ago on his social media account.

18 April 2021

Unsuitable words spoken from teacher

We are often seeing how much racial remarks are coming from spectators, but hearing these words from a coach is brand new.
Several people (including players) in the Norwegian club Stromsgodset were insulted on racial basis from their manager Henrik Pedersen. This kind of behavior from the Danish trainer was happening repeatedly, and local media has described his leading style as 'extreme' and 'culture of fear'. Since the beginning of the month many meetings were held at the club to give support to the 43-year-old, however on 08 April they had to admit that the situation was unbearable and fired him. Details of what he truly said were not revealed in public, while the accused side is defending himself telling that he did not do anything wrong.

17 April 2021

Dismissed plan of renaming famous place

The Rio de Janeiro vice governor only had to sign the law (papers) of renaming the famous stadium in their state and the whole world (into Rei Pele). However, after much protest and critics mainly from the public, on 08 April the Brazilian politician Claudio Castro did not put his signature, therefore the change did not succeed and the plan was abandoned. In the end, the official name of the arena will remain as Mario Filho, but everyone of us is going to call it simply by the neighborhood it is situated in - Maracana.

16 April 2021

Watch and learn how to make thrilling duels, Champions league

Europa league, third knockout stage, last 8, leg 2:

Villarreal - Dinamo Zagreb 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 36 (35.31) Francisco Alcacer
               2:0 42 (42.02) Gerard Moreno
               2:1 74 (73.49) Mislav Orsic

Roma - Ajax 1:1

Scorers: 0:1 49 (48.36) Brian Brobbey
               1:1 71 (71.07) Edin Dzeko

Slavia Praha - Arsenal 0:4

Scorers: 0:1 18 (17.38) Nicolas Pepe
               0:2 21-pen (20.27) Alexandre Lacazette
               0:3 24 (23.50) Bukayo Saka
               0:4 76 (76.19) Alexandre Lacazette

Manchester united - Granada 2:0

Scorers: 1:0 06 (05.28) Edinson Cavani
               2:0 90-own goal (89.55) Jesus Vallejo

Additional information: Villarreal, Roma, Arsenal and Manchester united are going to entertain us in the semi final of Europa league.

15 April 2021

Quarter-final shame

Second knockout phase of Champions league, last 8, leg 2:

Liverpool - Real Madrid 0:0

Additional information: after an extremely dull duel to watch at this level (it was great relief that spectators were not present), unfortunately one club had to go further and make a new pair at semi final, which is Real Madrid - Chelsea. Will the result be the same as the upper one (because club representatives are coming from identical countries), we have to be 'patient and see' on the last midweek in April.

14 April 2021

Goal of the tournament scored by Iranian striker

Second knockout phase of Champions league, last 8, leg 2:

Chelsea - Porto 0:1 (neutral stadium)

Scorer: 0:1 90+3 (92.59) Mehdi Taremi

Additional information: as this minimal result was not enough for the visitors, Chelsea went through to the third knockout round.

13 April 2021

Two more territories with first showing

From past week couple of television companies have signed lucrative deals to show the most exciting Asian football tournaments in three nations: one of them is known to the public while the other two are going to present their content on a completely new markets (at another continent).
After the NEOM project (that secured the rights to advertise and promote this game on the last Monday of March) from Saudi Arabia, on 05 April Saudi sports company have become partners with the Asian football confederation to broadcast all club and team events for four years. At first the firm is going to present the program through over-the-top media service (which is directly to Internet viewers), whilst at the conclusion of this year its channels are going to transmit over satellite.
Just 24 hours later the agreement was simply expanded to two nations whose viewers will experience Asian football competitions for the very first time thanks to LaLigasports television from Spain. For now this content is available only from application on mobile devices (Internet streaming), and this program can be accessed from Andorra as well.
Under the agreement, the two companies will show at the above three countries identical content from 2021 and up until 2024.

12 April 2021

Semifinal dilemma

The second 90 minutes are about to start from both European league competitions. Everything will be the same for the following eights pairs: all of them are playing at the same knockout round, their time is also identical, and since this is the second leg, some rebel clubs may require to play additional 30 minutes or even penalties if the results from this week are equal. Because the semifinal games have been formed long ago, 16 teams are going to make a fierce battle to get into that round for:

Champions league...

Tuesday, 13 April at 21.00 CET: Chelsea - Porto (playing at Seville, Spain).
Tuesday, 13 April at 21.00 CET: PSG - Bayern Munich.

Wednesday, 14 April at 21.00 CET: Borussia Dortmund - Manchester city.
Wednesday, 14 April at 21.00 CET: Liverpool - Real Madrid.

... and Europa league.

Thursday, 15 April at 21.00 CET: Manchester united - Granada.
Thursday, 15 April at 21.00 CET: Roma - Ajax.
Thursday, 15 April at 21.00 CET: Slavia Praha - Arsenal.
Thursday, 15 April at 21.00 CET: Villarreal - Dinamo Zagreb.

11 April 2021

Removed player because of prohibited medication

Just one day before the qualifying start of the two Asian club international tournaments (07 April) for 2021 season, the confederation has removed one player for breaching rule in this sport. From Tuesday Jakson Avelino Coelho (better known as Jaja) cannot play professional football for four years due to doping. The 35-year-old Brazilian striker of Chiangrai united (Thailand) was found guilty taking illegal substance at the Champions league group game against Melbourne victory (Australia) played 30 November last year.

10 April 2021

Indefinite suspension of two associations

Couple of members from the world football organization has been removed from this sport, so their players, clubs and national team cannot participate on any competition until the ban is officially lifted.
On 27 March, the 2018 president of Pakistan Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, together with other officials has entered the federation wanting to seize the power. After the take over, now many footballers are fearing that everything will go in vain and their careers destroyed, repeating 2017, when the state was barred from competing, by the same group of people.
The north-central African country Chad also have similar problems of different (governmental) type. Its federation was dissolved by the sport minister at 12 March risking an identical scenario, thus the team was kicked out from the confederation preventing them to complete the last two duels from the Africa Cup of nations just 48 hours before the qualifying campaign began last month.
Because the situation was being unchanged from back then, and of third party interference, from this Wednesday the above two states are suspended globally on indefinite time.

09 April 2021

Equalized from last corner at stoppage time

Europa league, third knockout stage, last 8, leg 1:

Ajax - Roma 1:2

Scorers: 1:0 39 (38.46) Davy Klaassen
               1:1 57 (56.37) Lorenzo Pellegrini
               1:2 87 (86.21) Roger Ibanez

- On 53 (52.39) Dusan Tadic had an 11 metre punishment, but the strike from the Ajax captain was perfectly saved.

Arsenal - Slavia Praha 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 86 (85.38) Nicolas Pepe
               1:1 90+3 (92.58) Tomas Holes

Dinamo Zagreb - Villarreal 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 43-pen (43.10) Gerard Moreno

Granada - Manchester united 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 30 (30.14) Marcus Rashford
               0:2 90-pen (89.57) Bruno Fernandes

08 April 2021

Visiting advantage

Second knockout phase of Champions league, last 8, leg 1:

Porto - Chelsea 0:2 (neutral place)

Scorers: 0:1 32 (31.46) Mason Mount
               0:2 84 (84.17) Benjamin Chilwell

07 April 2021

First scorer began and end the excitement

Second knockout phase of Champions league, last 8, leg 1:

Real Madrid - Liverpool 3:1

Scorers: 1:0 26 (26.18) Vinicius Junior
               2:0 36 (35.36) Marco Asensio
               2:1 51 (50.33) Mohamed Salah
               3:1 64 (64.12) Vinicius Junior

06 April 2021

Decisions made for major tournament

We are two months away from the start of the European championship, and from 31 March couple of decisions were announced for this complexed event.
Although there is still a mystery whether all 12 cities throughout the continent would be able to host it, the rule of up to 30 percent filled the stadia with spectators is cancelled. Because each town / state has its own troubles with the virus, every member decides themselves of how many people can watch the games. On 25 March Denmark has revealed that it will allowed at least 11.000 to 12.000 fans to be present at Parken arena in Copenhagen. But this number may vary or will depend mostly on the epidemiologic situation in the country, so it can be lower or even higher.
The other norm is concerning a well known five substitutions. Apart from this competition, refreshing the team with new players during the game is going to be able to be used at the Nations league as well which will begin October.

05 April 2021

Posing as home at a neighboring state

After the international team action comes the club one on the European continent. In the first full week of this month both Cups competitions are back where all eight pairs from the quarter-final phase are going to start at the same time with the first 90 minutes.

Champions league is beginning with the first two nights as always. Matches are divided of two and two, and while three clubs will play at home, one of them have to commence its match on the other side of the border.

Tuesday, 06 April at 21.00 CET: Manchester city - Borussia Dortmund.
Tuesday, 06 April at 21.00 CET: Real Madrid - Liverpool.

Wednesday, 07 April at 21.00 CET: Bayern Munich - PSG.
Wednesday, 07 April at 21.00 CET: Porto - Chelsea (playing at Sevilla, Spain).

While the upper event need two nights, here one is more than enough. Schedule for Europa league looks like this:

Thursday, 08 April at 21.00 CET: Ajax - Roma.
Thursday, 08 April at 21.00 CET: Arsenal - Slavia Praha.
Thursday, 08 April at 21.00 CET: Dinamo Zagreb - Villarreal.
Thursday, 08 April at 21.00 CET: Granada - Manchester united.

04 April 2021

Armband from a fury player sold for humanitarian purpose

Anger. Cristiano Ronaldo. Armband.
Everybody know by now of how and why the Portuguese striker reacted on 27 March at a World Cup 2022 qualifying game against Serbia. In order not to be repetitive writing about the three words from the beginning of the text over and over again, the consequences after it have shown out to be very positive, so that the thrown object from the ground has done indeed a good deed.
Picked up by the fireman Djordje Vukicevic who was near the place, thus very soon the armband has appeared onto a famous local auction site (Limundo). This time it was for a much needed help of Gavrilo Djurdjevic, a six-month-old baby who have a spinal atrophy. Because the treatment for this genetic disorder is very expensive, the rescue was found from the above item who on 02 April has been purchased by the gambling company Mozzart for 7.500.010 dinara (63.417 euros), placing the highest bid.
As for the mentioned match itself, the next day the European football organization have said that the fury from the 36-year-old footballer could have been avoided easily if video assistant referees were installed on the stadium. But for that to happen, the two opposing associations had to agree before hand which, of course, were absent.

03 April 2021

New future enters Asian region

The public investment fund of Saudi Arabia, that plans to built a smart city solely using clean energy sources at northwest of the country, has entered into the sport sector. Operating as a diversified portfolio, this project simply is called NEOM, that is an acronym from ancient Greek and Arabic words, and joined together are translated as 'New future'.
At the beginning of the week they signed a deal with the Asian football confederation. Main purpose of the above four letters is to promote this game in various cultures and communities throughout the continent, creating and innovating path in technologies at all club and team competitions commencing from 2021 and up until 2024 according to the existing contract.

02 April 2021

Known when last representative will join

With the 30 March all teams had to be known for the Africa Cup of nations tournament that will start in January next year. But unexpected thing happened and instead of 24, one name was missing from the list.
On the penultimate night of last month Sierra leone and Benin were scheduled to play their encounter, however the visitors refused to even appear on the pitch because five of its players were positive on the virus, so this decisive game for both of them was cancelled just hours before the kick off. The next day it was confirmed by the confederation that this game will go ahead in June without specifying a date (probably it is going to be at the beginning of the month, because plenty of other official qualifying duels are playing then).

01 April 2021

Just one match spoiled the fun

World Cup qualifying games for 2022, region Europe, round 1, game 03 of 10, night 2 out of 2:

Armenia - Romania 3:2

Scorers: 1:0 56 (55.34) Euard Spertsyan
               1:1 62 (61.32) Alexandru Cicaldau
               1:2 72 (71.29) Alexandru Cicaldau
               2:2 86 (85.54) Varazdat Haroyan
               3:2 89-pen (88.44) Tigran Barseghyan

- On 77 (77.04) the visiting striker George Puscas deservedly received a direct red card after committing a nasty foul.

Scotland - Faroe islands 4:0

Scorers: 1:0 07 (06.37) John McGinn
               2:0 53 (52.34) John McGinn
               3:0 59 (59.04) Che Adams
               4:0 70 (69.30) Ryan Fraser

San marino - Albania 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 62 (62.20) Rey Manaj
               0:2 85 (84.42) Myrto Uzuni

Andorra - Hungary 1:4

Scorers: 0:1 45+1 (46.12) Attile Fiola
               0:2 51 (50.25) Daniel Gazdag
               0:3 58 (57.24) Laszlo Kleinheisler
               0:4 90 (89.30) Loic Nego
               1:4 90+3-pen (92.27) Marc Pujol

Northern Ireland - Bulgaria 0:0

Greece - Georgia 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 75 (75.15) Otar Kakabadze
               1:1 78 (77.36) Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Moldova - Israel 1:4

Scorers: 1:0 28 (28.03) Catalin Carp
               1:1 45+1 (46.00) Eran Zahavi
               1:2 57 (56.21) Manor Solomon
               1:3 64 (63.48) Mu'nas Dabbur
               1:4 66 (65.46) Bibras Natcho

- Moldova finished this game with 10 players, because with a direct red card on 49 (49.00) was sent off the striker Ion Nicolaescu.

Liechtenstein - Iceland 1:4

Scorers: 0:1 12 (11.41) Birkir Mar Saevarsson
               0:2 45 (44.58) Birkir Bjarnason
               0:3 77 (76.51) Victor Palsson
               1:3 79 (78.52) Yanik Frick
               1:4 90+3-pen (93.20) Runar Mar Sigurjonsson

Ukraine - Kazakhstan 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 19 (19.17) Roman Yaremchuk
               1:1 58 (58.10) Serikzhan Muzhikov

Spain - Kosovo 3:1

Scorers: 1:0 33 (33.17) Daniel Olmo
               2:0 36 (35.35) Ferran Torres
               2:1 70 (69.22) Besar Halimi
               3:1 74 (74.07) Gerard Moreno

Austria - Denmark 0:4

Scorers: 0:1 57 (57.18) Andreas Skov Olsen
               0:2 63 (62.52) Joakim Maehle
               0:3 66 (66.14) Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
               0:4 73 (72.59) Andreas Skov Olsen

Bosnia and Herzegovina - France 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 59 Antoine Griezmann

Lithuania - Italy 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 48 Stefano Sensi
               0:2 90+4-pen Ciro Immobile