Sunday, May 19, 2024

Europa League Round .. shocks for Barcelona and Man United .. and a big win for Milan and St. Germain


Yesterday, the European leagues saw huge surprises as Barcelona dropped two points from their season opener in the Spanish Football League after a negative draw against Rayo Vallecano in their first leg at Camp Nou on Saturday. It is the third time in a row that Barcelona have failed to beat their rival, with Rayo Vallecano winning the last two matches 1-0. Barcelona have high hopes for the current season, having been the undisputed star of the summer transfer market, and will therefore hope that new signings will help close the gap on Real Madrid after they finished 13 points behind last season.

The Catalan club completed a series of notable signings, including the arrival of lethal Polish striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, who was a key player in the opening round. The Leeds United winger joined Brazilian Rafinha from AC Milan and Ivory Coast’s Frank Gizier, while he strengthened his defense by signing Frenchman Jules Conte and Danish Andreas Christensen. To comply with the spending restrictions imposed by the Spanish League on the club. The match witnessed Busquets’ dismissal to rob Barcelona of his service in the next match. Barcelona were lucky to avoid defeat after Falcao scored a goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time, before the referee declared it offside in breathless moments from the Blaugrana fans.

Brentford suffered a second straight defeat for Manchester United and Dutch coach Erik ten Haag, which could increase the pressure on the latter, who took over from German Ralf Rangnick at the end of last season. After falling 1-2 at the hands of Brighton in the first official test, Den Haag faced another nightmare as his side conceded four goals in 25 first-half minutes.
Belinda Joshua da Silva (10), Danish Matthias Johnson (18), Ben Mei (30) and France’s Brian Mpomo (35) took turns to score four goals amid wild cheers at Griffin Park. It was the third time United had scored four goals in the first half of a league game after Tottenham in October 2020 and Liverpool in October 2021.

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Paris Saint-Germain continued their strong run of form in the second leg of the French Football League, including a brace from Brazilian star Neymar, to beat their visitors Montpellier 5-2 to claim their second straight win in a tough draw. Monaco draw 1-1 against Rennes. Malian capital Valais Sakho scored a hat trick (39 own goals), Neymar (43 penalty kicks, 51), and Kylian Mbappe (69), while Tunisian Wahbi Khasri scored Montpellier’s only goal (58). With this victory, Saint-Germain increased their score to six points, while Montpellier remained eighth with three points.

Milan opened their title defense campaign with a comprehensive 4-2 win over hosts Udinese in the first leg of the Italian Football League, while rivals Inter secured a last-gasp 2-1 win over Lecce. French player Theo Hernandez (penalty kick 12), Croatian player Ante Rebic (15 and 68), Spanish player Ibrahim Diaz (46), Brazil’s Rodrigo Picao (2) and Moroccan Adam scored at San Siro. Masina scored (45 + 4). ) are my goal guests. With this opening win, Milan snatched the first three points in their title defense campaign, while Udinese were left empty-handed.

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