General Football News! 2019-2020 Season

In interesting results this weekend, Four defending champions were on pitch in various leagues in Europe. # out of this 4 defending champions lost!

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In EPL Derby, Manchester City lost 2-1 to MU.
In Serie A, Juventus ost to Lazio 3-1.
In Bundesliga, Bayern lost to Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1

Only PSG managed to win 3-1 against Montpellier in French League.

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Barcelona defeated Inter Milan after 60 years on their home ground. Barca won 2-1 at Inter Milan that knocked the Italian club out of the competition and allowed Borussia Dortmund to go through.

In a match where Lionel Messi didn’t play and Luis Suarez started on the bench, Inter had no business losing. Inter had eight shots on goal and numerous chances to win the game, yet couldn’t find answers in the final third. It’s a blow to Conte in his first season with the club, as this was a team expected to move on due to recent form. In the end, it couldn’t beat a Barca team without a number of its key players, leaving Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku to remember all of the missed chances that could have been the difference as 16 other teams advance for Europe’s top prize.

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Today in 1935, Arsenal’s Ted Drake made top-flight history by scoring seven goals in a single game in the Gunners 7-1 win at Villa Park against Aston Villa. Remarkable.

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Dejected Cristiano Ronaldo removes Runners-Up Medal immediately after Juventus lost the Italian Super Cup to Lazio 1-3.

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Lazio stun Juventus 3-1 in final to win Italian Super Cup for fifth time!

This was Juve’s eighth consecutive Super Cup appearance - having won Serie A each time - with four of those against Lazio, winning half of them.

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Atletico Madrid closing in on Cavani signing.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani is close to sealing a January move to Atletico Madrid on a three year deal.

Diego Simeone is keen to add another striker to his ranks and the Uruguayan is seen as the ideal fit.

Atletico currently boast a striking arsenal of Morata, Diego Costa, João Félix, Correa and Saponjic but it’s understood that at least one of these will exit to accommodate the arrival of the Uruguayan.

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Estudiantes (Argentine club) has confirmed the club’s interest in signing former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta.

Iniesta could join former Barcelona team-mates Gabriel Milito and Javier Mascherano.

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2019 Richest Football Clubs (Revenue)

#1 Real Madrid: €751m
#2 Barcelona: €690m
#3 Manchester Utd: €666m
#4 Bayern Munich: €629m
#5 Man City: €568m
#6 PSG: €542m
#7 Liverpool: €514m
#8 Chelsea: €506m
#9 Arsenal: €439m
#10 Tottenham Hotspur: €428m

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ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC REJOINS AC MILAN

The Club and the striker have agreed on a deal until the end of the current season with an option to extend the contract for the next one.

Ibrahimovic returns to AC Milan where he played a leading role in the Club’s history. The striker played for AC Milan in the two season 2010/11 and 2011/12 recording 85 appearances, 56 goals and significantly contributing to the achievement of the 18th Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup.

Zlatan : “I’m coming back and will do my best to change the course of this season.”

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:crown: The King is back!! Welcome! :raised_hands::v:

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Men’s Player of the Year at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards!

Ronaldo has won the award six times out of its nine years of its existence.

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Globe Soccer Awards 2019 - Highlights

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Globe Soccer award is a joke! :laughing::joy:
Ronaldo did not win Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award or even UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year awards in 2019, yet he wins Globe Soccer award!! :innocent:

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2019 Globe Soccer Awards : List in full of winners

Best Academy: Ajax and Benfica

Best Agent: Jorge Mendes

Best Club: Liverpool

Best Coach: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

Best Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Best Men’s Player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best Partnership of the Year Award by Sport Business: Manchester City and SAP

Best Referee: Stephanie Frappart

Best Revelation Player: Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid and Portugal)

Best Sporting Director: Andrea Berta (Atletico Madrid)

Best Women’s Player: Lucy Bronze

Best Young Arab Player: Achraf Hakimi

Kooora - Best Arab Club: Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)

Kooora - Best Arab Player: Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al-Nassr FC, Saudi Arabia)

Player Career Award: Miralem Pjanic and Ryan Giggs

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On 01/12/2019, Vivianne Miedema was involved in 10 goals (6 goals, 4 assists) for Arsenal vs Bristol City.

In WSL history, just 13% of all other players to make an appearance in the competition have been involved in 10+ goals in their entire WSL career. A truly special achievement.

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Wayne Rooney has officially become player/coach of Derby County after leaving DC United. 34-yr-old Rooney has penned a deal until June 2021 with the option to renew for another year. He could make his debut in home fixture against Barnsley today in the in the Sky Bet Championship - English League 2.

With over 700 appearances and 300 goals to his name in club football, including a record 253 for Manchester United, Rooney is undisputedly one of the biggest and most recognizable names in world football.

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Off to a winning start! :raised_hands:

Rooney created the first goal in his debut and played a key role in the winner as Derby beat Barnsley 2-1 on Thursday night.

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What’s with Rooney going to Leauge 2? Ronaldo is same age as Rooney, Messi a mere two years younger!

Rooney should have been playing top flight right now! Instead he was in MLS and now in Leauge 2! :thinking:

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That’s a good question! Could be better commercial opportunities. It will be interesting to check how his performance was at Everton after leaving Man U.

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