Club football returned once again over the weekend and Europe’s top leagues welcomed back their stars who went to represent their various countries during the international break.
Leagues including the German Bundesliga, the French Ligue 1, the English Premier League, the Dutch Eredivisie, and the Italian Serie A all produced some entertaining club football over the weekend, as the race for both the League’s top scorer and title gongs remain up for grabs.
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Serie A is reverred for its defensive football but this season Atalanta have been explosive in attack. They have been scoring and scoring and cannot seem to stop. And when they score, they exceed the usual three to four goal margin, going as much as six, seven, multiple times. They have scored 90 goals and counting this season.
They started the season well, but they were struggling to compete with Inter Milan and Lazio as Juventus broke away. However, after the suspension Atalanta has been on fire, scoring the most number of goals and moving to the second spot in the Italian topflight.
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Following measures taken by other top leagues in Europe, Italian football clubs have resumed training after receiving the green light from the government. German top two divisions restarted play over the weekend, empowering other European league authorities to work out a clear map on when to resume.
The Italian government allowed the clubs resume training, while maintaining some measure of social distancing. A scientific-technical committee put in place medical protocol the league clubs would follow. For now, they can train but on May 28, the government, Italian football federation and the clubs would decide when the league would be restarted. For now, analysts say the likely dates for the restart of the Serie A would be mid to late June.
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The Italian government has given confirmation that all kinds of sporting events must be staged and performed behind closed doors at least until April 3rd. This decision is affecting England’s Six Nations matches that were going to be held against Italy in Rome and all Series A games especially after the country’s number of corona virus affected death toll passing 100.
Although there was no immediate confirmation about if either of England’s men and women’s matches from the rugby union authorities on March 14th
will go on but this announcement means that 20,000 supporters of England will not be able to make the trip unless the games are postponed for better. This is a possibility till Wednesday night, with the Six Nations organizers still not have decided whether the matches should be played behind closed doors or not.
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Inter Milan coach has sent out a warning informing every journalist working hard to impose pressure on his team and the mere thought of what an unfavorable Tuesday night result will do to his team.
According to the former Juventus coach, whatever happens in the clash against Barcelona will in no way put a dent to what he and his squad has achieved this season.
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The true value of every slip up lies in how much the next guy in line takes advantage of it. Yesterday, Juventus failed to take all three points against newly promoted Serie A side Leece, drawing one-all, thus giving second-placed Inter Milan the chance to climb over them. Inter Milan picked up their own draw instead; giving the hint that no matter how well Antonio Conte has improved the club, challenging for the title remains a step away.
Juventus left out Cristiano Ronaldo from the clash after it was indicated that due to the deluge of fixtures, he was not going to be up for it. Plus, it’s Leece. Any half-decent Serie A side could take 3 points off them.
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Luciano Passirani has been relieved of his appointment following a racist remark on Romelu Lukaku. The Inter Milan star, who moved to the club this summer from Manchester United, has been subject to several racist attacks.
The Italian football journalist was on a Voi Studio show when he made his remarks. The public reacted and the director of the show declared that Passirani would never appear on the show ever again.
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Galatasaray and other Turkish teams have now gone into a 21 day break due to the internationals. It is a remarkable absence from the domestic football action for the league, which has had only 45 days since the second half of the season kicked off. However, it is turning out to be excellent for Galatasaray, who have been able to close the gap at the top of the table down to just six points after the weekend results.Başakşehir have been in dominant force through the campaign, but they have now dropped two important points in the draw with Kayseri. Meanwhile, Galatasaray were unable to come back from 2-0 and get a 3-2 victory against Bursaspor.
The last few weeks have been decisive in the title race with Galatasaray significantly closing the gap to the top of the table. If this trend continues, the predictions are for a Galatasaray domestic league victory with a healthy 10 point advantage. However, the pressure is starting to tell on Başakşehir, who were able to create a lot of opportunities against Kayseri but could only manage a solitary goal.Başakşehir had a remarkable 34 shots at goal, while there were at least 10 shots that can be classified as clear goal scoring chances.
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The Italian football authorities have expelled Pro Piacenza from Serie C, after the cash-strapped club fielded a starting seven in place of the traditional starting eleven against Cuneo at the weekend. A game which they lost after conceding 20 unreplied goals.
According to reports out of those seven players, six were youth players and the other aclub masseuse. They were all between 16 and 19 years old, with captain Nicola Cirigliano listed as the coach. The masseuae was not initially listed for the match, but one of the players forgot his identity card, so the masseur was forced to play.Club staff refused to travel in an ongoing dispute over unpaid wages; the club has not paid its players and staff since last August.
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A few days ago, in an interview with Gene was asked whether it is true that the upcoming tour “End of the Road” will be the last opportunity for fans to see a live performance of the legendary KISS tour. He said, ” it’s real. And I’ll tell you why it’s real. Because I’m 69 years old and I have almost no hair left on my head. On the back, however, there is still a little. I wear boots at concerts on a 20-centimeter platform, my stage costume weighs almost 20 kilograms. I have to spit fire, fly through the air and do other mind-blowing things. If Mick Jagger or Bono had done it, they would have blown away in half an hour.
We are the most hardworking band in show business. But it’s time to go, and now is the right time kiss farewell tour 2019 dates. We’ll leave with dignity when we have strength. No one wants to see four old fat guys with slack jaws on stage… So it will be a long tour, it will last two or three years, and maybe longer. This is our last opportunity to show everything we have achieved in 45 years, ” concludes Jean Simmons.
Recall that KISS announced a farewell tour ” End of the Road” in September, and two weeks ago, the group released the first list of dates and cities in North America and in some other countries. The entire 2019 year has already been painted in detail. The tour will start on January 31 in Vancouver, Canada, and the last performance is scheduled for December 3 In new Zealand. The tour will cover the whole of North America and most European countries, including Russia. KISS will perform in St. Petersburg and Moscow on 11 and 13 June, respectively. From Europe, they will move to Australia and New Zealand. It turns out that the whole of Asia, both Near and South-East, Africa and South kiss tour 2019 united states America remain uncovered. It is known that on these continents KISS have a lot of fans, so they can not come there. So that them and three years may not be enough.
It is known that the composition of the group has experienced numerous changes over the years, and now it includes Jean Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric singer. Recently Jean has hinted that ACE Frehley and Peter criss might take part in several concerts of the farewell tour, but this information is not confirmed officially.
Carlos Tevez claims playing the Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabéu is ’embarrassing’ and slammed those responsible of ‘taking away players dreams’.
After the 2-2 draw in the first-leg at the La Bombonera nearly a month ago, Argentinian football appeared poised for a new dawn, as a historical spectacle was set for the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in the capital, Buenos Aires.
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