Dortmund Cup Belgians
Borussia Dortmund won the German Cup. In the final match at the Olympics in Berlin, matter settled with RB Leipzig. She became 4-1.
Dortmund had already won the match at half-time. Jadon Sancho (5.) Breaking the spell early, Erling Haaland (28.) Put Boruses entirely on roses. And again Sancho made a comfortable 3-0 lead in stoppage time in the first half.
Early in the second half, Thorgan Hazard entered the field for Jude Bellingham. Thomas Monier was knocked off the bench one minute before the end. Honor goalkeeper Danny Olmo (72.) was late to bring tension back into the game. Haaland (88.) put the pedal point in the castle.
For Dortmund, it was the fifth victory in the club’s history. The previous victory dates back to the 2016-2017 season. This was the second final of the Leipzig Cup. They lost one time in 2019.
Cercle Brugge Acquires Jesper Daland
For Cercle Brugge, the season is now over, so they can really start preparations for their next football year in the Jupiler Pro League. The association recently announced its first transfer in a video on Twitter. Norwegian defender Jesper Daland will join Brugge.
The 21-year-old international player has soared high this season in the Norwegian League Eletseren and was named “Promise of the Year” by his team, IK Start. It aroused the interest of the Norwegian club Moldy, but ignored the offer. Circle convinced Daland to hold a contract until 2025.
Lewandowski leaves Bayern training early
Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker who can equal the historic goal number Gerd Muller in the Bundesliga season (40 pieces) on Saturday, left the training after just 40 minutes on Thursday. The media reported an injury that, according to Bayern, is rather a precaution.
Bild newspaper was the first to report this. “The super striker was injured without coming into contact with another player. Bild said he left the training field, accompanied by the team doctor and physiotherapist,” adding that “the goalkeeper made a nervous impression.”
On Thursday afternoon, the new German national champion came up with a different version of the facts. “Lewandowski trained a little less than the rest not to overburden him.”
Lewandowski has already scored 39 goals in the Bundesliga this season, just one goal short of legendary Gerd Muller in 1971-72.
At best, he will have two more chances to equalize and even improve the record, next Saturday on the road to Freiburg (3.30 pm) and the following Saturday at home against Augsburg.
The UEFA Champions League Final in Porto
The UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea will not be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 29, but in Porto, Portugal. The European Football Association (UEFA) announced this on Thursday. Each of the finalists is entitled to receive 6000 tickets.
The fabric is neatly located in ADO, VVV, Vertessen and Openda
In the 33rd and penultimate round of the Eredivisie, nine matches have been decided on Thursday afternoon.
The last ADO Den Haag player could have defeated Willem II at home to keep a long-term prospect in the Eredivisie, but it was very different. He lost massively with 1-4 and thus dropped to the Dutch second division for the first time in thirteen years. Mike Tresor helped Ndayishime to score 0-1.
PSV, with Uppe Vertisen in the starting line-up, easily defeated PEC Zwolle 4-2. Wirtsen signed on Al-Tameenina 3-0 ten minutes before the end of the first half. PSV also looks sure of second place with three points and better goal difference due to a 0-0 draw by first chaser AZ in Groningen.
Champion Ajax defeated that other pilot VVV Venlo 3-1. So Venlo is also sure to land. Fourth-placed Vitesse drew 3-3 at Fortuna Sittard. Lois Openda came just 20 minutes before the end with a score of 3-2 and in the 95th minute he brought out another point from the shot. Vitis is sure of fourth place due to the draw, which is good for the European ticket.
Furthermore, Emmen took a Heerenveen 3–1 scale. Emin remains 16th at the moment, as he is ranked first in the Eredivisie. Heracles and Feyenoord drew 1-1, RKC beat Twente 2-1 and Sparta Rotterdam and Utrecht did not score.
The Premier League is extending the current TV broadcast contract until 2025
The Premier League has reached an agreement with Sky Sports, BTS Sports, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport to extend the current broadcast rights contract for a period of three years until 2025, the Premier League announced Thursday.
The current deal was reached in 2018 and is valued at 4.7 billion pounds (about 5.5 billion euros), about ten percent less than the previous deal.
The government exceptionally permits renewal of the broadcast rights contract without the normal bidding procedures. The Premier League clubs feared the deal value would be lower again in this case.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on football. “Renewing the contract with our broadcast rights partners in the UK will reduce uncertainty and bring stability and confidence to the football pyramid,” said Richard Masters, Premier League president. Over the next four years, 100 million pounds (116 million pounds) will be made available to lower-tier clubs.
Xavi extends his contract with Al-Sadd and will not return to Barcelona at the present time
Chafee extended his contract with the Qatari club Al-Sadd for two seasons. The coach thus puts an end to speculation about an imminent return to FC Barcelona. “I am proud to be with Al Sadd,” the 41-year-old said on social media of the club, which has led him since 2019. He has already won six titles with Al Sadd.
The Spanish press recently suggested that Xavi return to Barcelona to succeed Ronald Koeman, who has been coaching the Catalan club since the start of the current season. “This is not true,” said the former Spanish international. “I have a two-season contract with Al-Sadd and I will honor this contract.” In January 2020, the Catalan superpower had already contacted Xavi to become a coach there, but he turned down the offer. He didn’t think this was the time to start working with his great love.
Xavi has been a strong holder of FC Barcelona for many years. He wore the Barcelona shirt for 17 years, winning the national title eight times and the Champions League four times.
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