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Lewandowski with doubts about Haaland and Mbappé


Lewandowski with doubts about Haaland and Mbappé

Robert Lewandowski has expressed doubts about whether Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland can follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. (NEWS: All current information about the Bundesliga)

The Argentine and the Portuguese had dominated world football for years. Some observers are now also predicting such a future for Haaland and Mbappé. Lewandowksi is still skeptical.

Lewandowski: Mbappé and Haaland not at the level of Messi and Ronaldo
"They have what it takes, but who knows if there won't be other strikers in the next two or three years," said the Pole in an interview with France Football. "I can't imagine them dominating international football like Messi and Ronaldo have for the last 12 years." (DATA: Bundesliga results and fixture list)

Messi and Ronaldo made history "by winning all kinds of trophies. I think there will be several players competing to be the best in the world over the next ten years.” (DATA: Bundesliga results and fixture list)

Nevertheless, Lewandowski distributed praise to the two youngsters. While Haaland is "fast, explosive and technically very strong" with a lot of self-confidence and "a wide range of qualities", Mbappé has "an immense callousness in front of goal" and is "brilliant with both feet".

Lewandowski was not the winner of the world footballer election organized by France Football last year. Instead, Messi had won.

On Saturday, the 33-year-old lost 4-2 with Bayern at VfL Bochum.

Palmeiras does two-hour training on the second day in Abu Dhabi


Verdão players during team training for the World Cup, in Abu Dhabi (Photo: Fabio Menotti/Palmeiras)

Two hours of work. That was the time that Palmeiras' second day of training for the Club World Cup lasted, during the early hours of this Friday (4), at the Zayed Sports City stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

The work was led by coach Abel Ferreira.

After the warm-up, the players were distributed on the turf in areas demarcated by stakes, and then they did tactical positional work of exchanging passes and building the game.

The only absence was that of goalkeeper Vinicius Silvestre, who tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in the country and was promptly isolated from the rest of the delegation at the hotel.

In the second part of training, the squad was divided into two teams for tactical transition work, specific moves and positioning. The activity also included some set pieces and shots, among other aspects of the game.

The team will perform an activity in the afternoon at the hotel's gym.

The next training on the field will be this Saturday (5), again at Zayed Sports City Stadium. The debut in the Club World Cup will be in the semi-final this Tuesday (8), at 13:30 (GMT), against the winner of Al Ahly-EGI or Monterrey-MEX, who will face each other on Saturday (5)


With Marinho's brilliance and Vitinho's recital, Flamengo wins in Paulo Sousa's debut

Marinho celebrates his first goal with the Flamengo shirt (Photo: Gilvan de Souza/CR Flamengo)

The first 90 minutes of Flamengo under the command of Paulo Sousa were divided between new ideas for the defense and good responses from the attacking men. In the debut of the main squad, the Portuguese coach started work with a reserve team, which presented itself with three defenders behind and in front, betting on Marinho, newcomer reinforcement and character of the 3-0 victory over Boavista, in Volta Round.

Not only for one of the goals, but also for the dedication, Marinho had an exciting performance, but he only played in the first half. In the second half, Paulo Sousa shot Gabigol alongside Pedro, and launched Everton Ribeiro in a different position, in place of Renê. The team created new alternatives and expanded. In the rhythm of an old acquaintance and sometimes persecuted: Vitinho.

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The striker created the plays and assisted not only Marinho, but also Pedro and Gabigol, who completed the scoring in the second half. The main difficulty was not in the young Noga and Cleiton, who played alongside defender Gustavo Henrique and later David Luiz. And yes in the transition, responsibility of Thiago Maia and João Gomes. When Aaron took the boy's place, the team had more consistency.

From what he sent to the field between one time and another, Paulo Sousa indicated that he will implement the system he used in previous works. A 3-4-3 with the ball and a line of 4 without it to defend. In this scenario, competition is fierce.

Against a fragile opponent, Flamengo was little pressured, and the balls reached the midfielders and wings without difficulty. The plays changed between Vitinho and João Gomes and Matheuzinho and Marinho, with an initial emphasis on the second pair on the right.

But it was Vitinho who skillfully created the first chances, which Pedro wasted. On the left wing, Vitinho insisted until he found Marinho to open the scoring. Shirt 11 gave depth, but floated inside, and also played the best role in the second half. When Éverton Ribeiro replaced Renê, Vitinho grew even more and served Pedro, who finally completed with perfection.

With the advantage, Paulo Sousa made another experiment. He took out Pedro and released Rodinei to play on the left wing. With that, Everton Ribeiro returned to the original position, on the right, and Gabigol was in charge of the attack. Shirt 9 wasted some chances when he was open on the right, and had little interaction with Pedro. But when his teammate left, he left his own, positioning himself in the middle of the area to receive a precise pass from Vitinho.

Ecuador and Uruguay are closer to Qatar, and Peru in the repechage zone

Sports Writing, Feb 1 (EFE) .- The teams of Ecuador and Uruguay were this Tuesday closer to the World Cup in Qatar and Peru clung to fifth place that gives them the option of a playoff on the sixteenth and penultimate date of the qualifiers that left minimal options for Chile and very few for Colombia.

The fifteenth and sixteenth days took place between Thursday and this Tuesday.

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Brazil thrashed and eliminated Paraguay while raising their lead to 39 points, and Argentina reached 35.

In search of the last two direct places, Ecuador advances with greater possibility, which added 25 points, and Uruguay, which reached 22.The pupils of Gustavo Alfaro, who tied with Brazil 1-1 on Thursday at the altitude of Quito, and with the same result stopped Peru in Lima on Tuesday, are already thinking of Qatar from third place.

Uruguay, one of the biggest beneficiaries by adding 22 integers, after its 0-1 victory over Paraguay and the 4-1 thrashing of bottom side Venezuela in Montevideo climbed to fourth place under the guidance of its new coach, Diego Alonso.

Peru took a giant step by beating Colombia on Friday in Barranquilla and, although it lost 2 units this Tuesday in the 1-1 draw against Ecuador, it clings to fifth place, which leaves it in the playoff zone.

Chile, another that fished in a troubled river, got up after Thursday's defeat against Argentina at the altitude of Calama and with a brace from Alexis Sánchez and a great goal from Marcelino Núñez sealed a 2-3 victory over Bolivia at the altitude of Peace.

La Roja was 19 points closer to the playoff zone with two games to go.

Bolivia, on the other hand, mortgaged all its options to qualify for Qatar and settled in eighth place with 15 points.

In Belo Horizonte, the Canarinha thrashed Paraguay 4-0, maintaining their distance as the sole leader and condemning their rival, already eliminated from Qatar, to penultimate place.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto's men have only added 13 points in the qualifying rounds and have already said goodbye to Qatar.

Argentina left Colombia on the verge of elimination with a goal by Lautaro Martínez at the Marío Alberto Kempes stadium in Córdoba, which gave a shovelful of dirt to the aspirations of the Cafeteros to play the World Cup in Qatar.

The Colombian team arrived affected in its aspirations by losing on Friday in Barranquilla by 0-1 against Peru. Today it fell again without any type of argument to disturb the Albiceleste, who played with a squad of new values.

Colombia fell to seventh place with 17 points, far from the four direct qualifying places and the fifth, which grants the right to play a playoff.

Lautaro Martínez reached 7 goals and overtook the Brazilian Neymar in second place among the scorers in the South American qualifiers. The top scorer is, at the moment with 10, the Bolivian Marcelo Martins Moreno.

In the seventeenth and penultimate date of the South American qualifiers, which will be played on March 24, Brazil will host Chile, Paraguay will host Ecuador, Colombia will host Bolivia, Argentina will host Venezuela and Uruguay will host Peru.

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Brazilian team convinces and thrashes Paraguay in the Qualifiers

Brazil players celebrate the goal scored by Antony (Photo: Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

The Brazilian team did not give Paraguay a chance to pass the Mineirão. With goals from Raphinha, Coutinho, Antony and Rodrygo, Tite's men left Gigante da Pampulha with a 4-0 victory this Tuesday in a match in which there was room for the team to demonstrate space for exchanges of passes and display football. for the World Cup qualifiers.

The canarian team returns to play for the competition in March, when it faces Chile and Bolivia in the final stretch of the competition.


Two minutes were enough for the Selection to swing the net. Daniel Alves took a lateral and, in the left of a split between Matheus Cunha and an opponent Raphinha advanced to the area. The attacker was calm to finish the cross. The ball hit the post and went in.

However, the euphoria did not last long. Referee Facundo Tello responded to a VAR signal to analyze the play. After five minutes of waiting, he reviewed the bid on the monitor and disallowed the goal by a touch of the hand of shirt 19.


The disallowed goal did not dampen the Brazilian momentum. After the ball was thrown by Matheus Cunha, Vinicius Júnior went down the left and made the release. Raphinha, under the goalpost, tried to complete it, but finished with a shin and saw the ball go up with an empty goal.

Lucas Paquetá and Coutinho took the opportunity to exchange passes with the players in front and helped Brazil press Paraguay. However, when it was time to conclude, they bumped into conclusions.

Until, at 27, the long-awaited goal came. Marquinhos launched. Raphinha, coolly, fixed the ball, broke away from the marking and hit Antony Silva's corner.


Aguerrida, Tite's team continued to go ahead. Vinicius Júnior stretched Alex Telles, who filled his foot but saw the ball stop outside the net. Coutinho tried a header and the ball went wide.

On the counterattack, shirt 11 opened the way for the Real Madrid forward to advance on the left. Matheus Cunha received a pass and kicked in a treacherous way, scaring the Paraguayan goalkeeper. Then Coutinho took a free-kick and made Antony Silva do his best to avoid the second Brazilian goal. Matheus Cunha still almost scored a thigh goal in stoppage time. On Paraguay's side, the only chance came after a blunder between Thiago Silva and Ederson, but the attack didn't take advantage of it.


At half-time, coach Guillermo Schelotto sacked the two Paraguayan sides. However, he couldn't hold the breath of the canarian team's wingers. Right at the beginning, Vinicius Júnior broke free and made the crossing. Raphinha appeared free in the small area and filled his foot, but the ball landed on the post.

Then, Alex Telles crossed and Matheus Cunha appeared between the defenders to head. The ball passed close to the post. Coutinho took advantage of a flash and launched Lucas Paquetá. Shirt 10 fixed his chest and finished by covering, but he sent it out. Philippe Coutinho still gave a low kick and saw Antony Silva fit. Paraguay still rehearsed a reaction in an attempt to Escobar, but the side sinned in concluding.


It was up to Coutinho to score the second Brazilian goal of the match. After Marquinhos, shirt 11 took advantage of a gap, killed him in the chest and finished at Antony Silva's angle. A goal that increased the fans' confidence in his return to the Selection.


Tite's men kept their breath even with the changes. Antony served and Paquetá finished on top of the goalkeeper. The Ajax player also gave Bruno Guimarães a pass to finish close to the post. Rodrygo filled his foot and the ball bounced back. In the spare, Daniel Alves made Antony Silva bend over backwards to avoid the goal.


The Brazilian team turned the victory into a rout in the final stretch. Everton Ribeiro opened play and Antony hit a cross, with no chance for Antony Silva at 40.

Two minutes later, Antony launches Bruno Guimarães, who stretches the play for Rodrygo to emerge free. The rout was enshrined to the delight of the Mineirão crowd.

Expectation for internal and classic definitions against Fluminense, Vasco and Flamengo: Botafogo's February

 February reserves emotions for Botafogo. The second month of 2022, which begins this Tuesday, brings to light three classics for the team led by Enderson Moreira. Off the field, there is the expectation that the final step towards the sale of SAF will be taken and John Textor will sign the definitive contract.

With a win and a draw in the State so far, Alvinegro even tries to find the best form on the field and understands that each match will be a way to improve the rapport between the players. In this context, February can be useful: there will be six games.

Not all dates are confirmed yet due to uncertainties about the stages of the duels, but the trend is that Enderson Moreira has only one week free for training in the month - precisely the last days of February. Initially, the calendar brings appointments with little slack between days.

Tests will also be targeted. Botafogo will face Fluminense, Vasco and Fluminense in a sequence of ten days - again, if there is no change in the dates due to a change in logistics. Alvinegro will have the three classics practically in one shot.

But the month will not be based only on football. There is the expectation that John Textor will sign the definitive contract and become, in fact, the buyer of 90% of the Botafogo SAF. Recently, he signed the mutual agreement, allowing the bridge loan of R$ 50 million. The definitive bond is the "last house" of negotiations.

Contracts are studied from both sides and the tendency is for a happy ending. André Chame, spokesperson for the negotiations between Botafogo and John Textor, stated that the projection was that everything would be resolved by February 28.

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Foot - Cup - Nice - Christophe Galtier (Nice) after qualifying against PSG: "A very good performance"

Christophe Galtier, the coach of Nice, was necessarily satisfied after the qualification won by his men at the Parc des Princes, Monday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France (0-0, 6-5 on tab). “In what state of mind did you find the players? Euphoric or in the idea of ​​going to the end?

Both. But before going to the end we will have to beat Marseille anyway. It's a very good performance. We were able to seize the opportunity to play a very weakened PSG with the injured, the players in selection. Paris, with its technical quality, requires a lot of effort. It was good in that sense. It was better with the use of the ball compared to the Championship match but not enough. We had opportunities to bring the big danger on the Parisian goal but we negotiated them badly, perhaps by haste, or fatigue in the second half. With the entry of Kylian (Mbappé) who always puts a lot of pressure, we were able to resist. "I wanted Marcin to have benchmarks if he were to enter the Championship" Is the objective to win the title?

We know the relationship between Paris and the Coupe de France. Before going to get this trophy which is in my eyes the most beautiful, there is Marseille which presents itself. In a little over a week we will have a very intense match against OM who also have a great history with this trophy. There will be a great atmosphere. But before that there is the Championship and Clermont, we will have to continue. read also PSG-Nice notes: Icardi in deadweight, Bulka as a hero Why did you choose Marcin Bulka for the goal? How did you find his performance?

I needed to see him in a game with a bigger opponent than Cholet. I told both goalkeepers that I was not giving the competition to just one. The difference is that Walter (Benitez) didn't have the Covid and could be out. I wanted Marcin to have benchmarks if he were to enter the Championship. I found him calm, serene, quite sure of himself when taking the ball. Then there is the penalty shootout. As much as she is not specially prepared for shooters, as much for Marcin, Nicolas Dehon (Gym goalkeeper coach), who is a former PSG player, has a lot of data on shooters. He prepared it with great professionalism. A word on Dante's Panenka. You said that Gouiri's in Nice annoyed you a bit...

I said that in Metz, the ground was difficult and that you need good ground to succeed. We give benchmarks, but after that it's the feeling. I haven't seen Dante take a penalty in training once, not even this week (smile). It is an exercise that is so special. Andy who always marks his own, tonight he is stopped. » read also Nice qualifies for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France against PSG on penalties

Bayern future? Nübel consultant reveals the plan


Alexander Nübel's advisor has commented on his client's plans for his future after speculation recently arose that the goalkeeper's loan from FC Bayern to AS Monaco could come to an end prematurely

"I assume that he will also play in Monaco next season and that a decision will be made about his future at FC Bayern in early 2023," emphasized Stefan Backs in the evening newspaper.

The loan deal between the German champions and the Ligue 1 club ends in the summer of 2023 - at the same time as Manuel Neuer's contract.

Does Neuer extend Bayern and influence Nübel?

However, the number one of the record champions is about to extend his contract until 2025. Should this happen, this could also have an impact on Nübel's future.

"Of course it doesn't make sense for Alex to sit behind Neuer on the bench," explained Backs.

Nübel, who switched from FC Schalke 04 to the Isar in 2020, joined the Monegasque after a first season with hardly any playing time. The 25-year-old is the first-choice goalkeeper there and conceded 26 goals in 22 games.

"I already said when he came from Schalke that he wasn't ready for Bayern," said the former goalkeeper in kicker and spoke of a "stupid decision".

Wolfsburg also gives up Guilavogui

Midfielder Joshua Guilavogui is moving from the Bundesliga club to French relegation candidates Girondins Bordeaux.

Lower Saxony confirmed the return of the 31-year-old to his home country after seven and a half years with the wolves on Sunday.

Wolfsburg did not provide any information on the amount of the fee for his ex-captain, who still had a contract with VfL until 2023 and is said to have been on the wish list for the Turkish record champions Galatasaray Istanbul.

According to SPORT1 information, Wout Weghorst has also left the Wolves, the striker signs with Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Max Kruse, on the other hand, returns unexpectedly: the striker is leaving Bundesliga club Union Berlin and is playing again for Lower Saxony after five and a half years.

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Former neighbor reports threats from Corinthians player

Reddit Jujutsu kaisen 0 After the ex-girlfriend reported threats, now it was the turn of a neighbor to make accusations against Rodrigo Varanda, a Corinthians player.

Isabella Alves and Victor Camargo would have argued with the player in the condominium where they live in Tatuapé, in the East Zone of São Paulo. According to the couple, after constant parties with loud music in the apartment next to the family, the couple complained and was threatened by the attacker.

She says in an argument, this one involving her husband, the athlete would have gone further in threats: “Do you have a small daughter? So, be smart”, the player would have said to the couple who have a three-year-old daughter.

Isabella says she moved to the Vivace Clube condominium in June 2020. As it is located close to Parque São Jorge, the house is rented to Corinthians base athletes.

“In the first or second week (after the couple moved) they had their first little party. I called there and they told me that the noise was not from the apartment. I went there, in my pajamas, and at the table I saw Rodrigo and another boy from the base, all drunk, thrown on the couch. The Corinthians boys all live there. I asked to be silent, I contacted the manager and she informed me that they had several previous complaints, but that there was nothing they could do”, he said.

After complaining to the condominium, without success, the resident sought the police seeking a solution.

“That same day, I called the police and the boys went to the lobby to talk to the police. The mother of one of them came to my apartment to ask her son to apologize. Rodrigo, at my door, told me: 'If you were in my hood, we'd sit you on the dick. If you end my career, I end your life. You don't know who I am”, says Isabella.

The family changed their routine in order not to find the player who made the threats and preferred to change the location to avoid problems. The episode was only exposed now, precisely because of the complaints of an ex-girlfriend of the player.

Rodrigo Varanda has not yet taken a position on the case and Corinthians reported that the player is on vacation, after the Copinha dispute, and when he returns to base training he will analyze the situation.

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Thayslane and Pardal celebrate agreement with São Paulo

 São Paulo announced last Wednesday (26) its signings for the 2022 season. Among the ten names were striker Thayslane and defender Pardal. Both celebrated the agreement with Tricolor.

- It's been an honor to be able to represent this club that is so big, my

expectations are to make good games, be able to help the team a lot collectively, have good individual results and win titles for the Tricolor - said Thayslane.

- I am very happy and motivated, expectations are very good for this year 2022. We have a very strong squad and I hope that together we can build a very beautiful history, winning titles that is the most important thing for the club - said Pardal.

With more than 150 games with the Corinthians shirt, Pardal was one of the defensive pillars of the team for several years. Elected the best defender of the Campeonato Brasileiro and Paulistão in 2019, she was crowned with a call-up to the Brazilian National Team in 2020.

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Defender Pardal celebrated success (Photo: Publicity/São Paulo)

Thayslane has already started the pre-season along with the rest of the squad, which is preparing for the dispute of the Brazilian A1 Championship and the Women's Paulistão. The 23-year-old athlete has stints in Sport, and last season she defended the colors of Ceará, where she won the Ceará Championship undefeated.

Daughter of São Paulo, the attacker told her father how it was to break the news that she had signed with São Paulo.

- Was very good! I was very happy and anxious to tell my father, so it was
special for me and it has more motivation too - concluded Thayslane.

Borussia Dortmund II: Three points should come


Borussia Dortmund II: Three points should come

Borussia Dortmund's second-choice team meets VfL Osnabrück on Saturday. Kick-off is at 2 p.m. The ninth defeat of the season was on the last day of the game for BVB II against 1. FC Saarbrücken. Osnabrück won the last game 2-0 against FC Würzburger Kickers and therefore doesn't have to hide. The first leg was not a clear affair. VfL Osnabrück narrowly won 2-1.

Proof of the mixed home performance of Dortmund II are 13 points from eleven games. Those who have the home team as opponents can expect a tough game. The team has already received 91 yellow cards this season.

The back team is the showpiece of Osnabrück. The opponent managed to outwit the guests only 20 times.

The two teams are only three points apart in the table. Both teams have ten wins so far this season.

Given the comparable potential, it is difficult to predict which team will ultimately come out on top.

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Mercato Mercato – OM: José Mourinho shoots his last card for Boubacar Kamara!


Although it is among others announced on the side of the Premier League at Manchester United and Aston Villa, Boubacar Kamara would be the ultimate winter will of José Mourinho. Moreover, Roma would have planned to try everything for everything before the end of the transfer window with the OM player.

What if Boubacar Kamara were to leave OM at the end of the season? Due to his contractual situation, his commitment ending next June, the Marseille kid seems to be destined to pack up. The cause ? A contract extension would no longer be an option considered by the training central defender converted into a defensive midfielder. 

It now remains to know the future destination of Kamara who would have a good rating on the transfer market, whether in England or Italy. Lately, there was talk of a specific destination: the Premier League since the economic demands of Boubacar Kamara in terms of his salary would have cooled Roma consideration. According to The Athletic, Manchester United would be looking for a player capable of evolving in front of the defense of Ralf Rangnick and the profile of Kamara would be particularly appreciated. 

Moreover, discussions with the representatives of the OM player in the context of an arrival free of any contract next summer would be likely to take place this winter when the journalist Fabrizio Romano for his part made it known on Sunday that Aston Villa would also be keeping a watchful eye…

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Side Fabricio Bustos, from Independiente, would be in agreement with Internacional


The first reinforcement for the Inter side in the 2022 season, it seems, should be the Argentine Fabricio Bustos, from Independiente. According to information from the portal 'Uol', the athlete has a pre-contract signed with Colorado.

At 25 years of age, the athlete who has passed through the Argentina national team has become a constant target for River Plate in the current transfer window.

However, although initially Independiente had accepted the idea of ​​negotiating him, the player's staff would not have accepted the successive offers from River and, in the face of the disagreement between River's management and the surroundings of Bustos, the transaction ended up not evolving. .

At this moment, the bureaucratic issue that Internacional is trying to solve would be to have Bustos immediately released at no cost, since the athlete is linked to the Avellaneda club until next June. However, the tendency is that this release does not come in an absolutely peaceful way.

That's because 'Uol' claimed to have contacted representatives of the managerial part of Independiente and the response was dissatisfaction with Inter's movement in trying to anticipate the end of the bond with the player formed in the club's basic categories.

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Mühling shoots storks to victory at SSV Jahn Regensburg


Mühling shoots storks to victory at SSV Jahn Regensburg

The difference of one goal brought Holstein Kiel the three against SSV Jahn Regensburg. The match ended 2:1. Observers had given both teams equal chances of winning in the run-up - but only one knew how to prevail. The SSV was successful in the first leg and won 3-0.

Steve Breitkreuz served Scott Kennedy, who scored to make it 1-0 in the eleventh minute. Julian Korb used the chance for the storks and put the ball into the net to make it 1-1 in the 34th minute. At half time the game was still completely open. 

The interim result was a draw. Alexander Mühling was there and marked the 2:1 in Kiel (58th). All in all, Holstein Kiel recorded a 2-1 win against Regensburg.

At SSV Jahn Regensburg, the defense was always shaky given the 30 goals they conceded. However, the offensive also liked to hit the opposing goal (39). With 31 points from 20 games, the home team is currently in the middle of the table. The SSV currently has nine wins, four draws and seven defeats. The last games were disappointing and so Regensburg managed only one win in five games.

With three points under their belt, the Storks moved up the table and now occupy eleventh place. The guest currently has six wins, seven draws and seven defeats. The last results from Kiel were impressive - eight points from five games.

SSV Jahn Regensburg meets FC Schalke 04 on Saturday (1:30 p.m.), one day later and at the same time Holstein Kiel hosts Fortuna Düsseldorf.

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Bayern: Corona cases as extra motivation

Bayern: Corona cases as extra motivation

Won convincingly away from home and also got a direct comparison: Andrea Trinchieri had every reason to be in a good mood after the 84:77 (42:33) of the FC Bayern basketball team in the EuroLeague at the strong Spanish club Baskonia Vitoria. "It's one of the toughest courts," said the Italian coach.

With nine wins and eleven defeats, Bayern are still in the running for one of the eight playoff places. If Vitoria (7:13) has the same record at the end of the main round, Munich would have the edge. The win could prove very valuable. (Service: EuroLeague Results)

"I've had a lot of games here and there haven't been many wins," said Trinchieri: "The whole team was convincing, we had a stable defense and were very good on offense. A few weeks ago, Baskonia demolished us ." The visitors' top pitchers were Corey Walden, Othello Hunter and Augustine Rubit, each with 17 points. "It's the second half of the season so every game counts. We could use every win," said Hunter.

Trinchieri dedicated the success to the people behind the scenes. "We did it at home for our physio and our team manager who have Corona," said the head coach at MagentaSport: "Sometimes it's like a family. We always travel together, and when someone is ill you are extra motivated.”

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After a Rabona flank: Kramer with special praise for Wimmer

Frankfurt am Main (SID) - Patrick Wimmer's Rabona cross, which is well worth seeing, also impressed Frank Kramer. The Austrian does "sometimes crazy things. He's a creative player, you can't take that away from him," said the Arminia Bielefeld coach after the 2-0 (2-0) win at Eintracht Frankfurt: "He did a great job ."

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With his spectacular preliminary work for Alessandro Schöpf (27th), the 20-year-old Wimmer also delighted his teammates. "It's this youthful madness. He has something crazy and carefree," said goalkeeper Stefan Ortega at DAZN: "If he stays with himself and works on a few basics that are important to the team, he can become even more valuable."

Wimmer said he had no confidence in his left foot during the action: "If that doesn't work out, I also know that I can listen to something properly." Kramer explained with a wink: "Actions like the assist you have to give him credit for, and before he takes his left, it's better that way."

Even before his feat, the Austrian junior international had scored the lead himself (5th) and paved the way for Arminia, who have been unbeaten in five Bundesliga games. Eintracht, on the other hand, had to accept the next setback in the fight for Europe and are still waiting for their first win of the year.

With 21 points, the Bielefeld team left the relegation zone, at least temporarily. "It's important that we're above the line in the end," said Ortega. "You shouldn't write us off."

Lyon wins derby against Saint-Etienne (1-0) in France


Moussa Dembele celebrates after converting his penalty in Lyon's victory (AFP/JEFF PACHOUD)

Lyon confirmed their improvement with a 1-0 victory over bottomless and increasingly sinking neighbors Saint-Etienne this Friday in the first game of the 22nd round of French Ligue 1.

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Without many starters and with an improvised defense due to injuries and the suspension of Jérôme Boateng, Lyon managed to win the three points thanks to a penalty converted by Moussa Dembélé in the 15th minute.

After this victory, Lyon are provisionally tenth, while Saint-Etienne are mired after their seventh consecutive defeat and continue to sink in Ligue 2.

For Lyon, the goal of finishing on the podium is still a long way off, but with this victory they were provisionally six points behind Olympique de Marseille (3rd).

"It's an important and well-deserved result," Lyon coach Peter Bosz said after the game.

"We didn't get the second goal and that's why I didn't stay calm until the end", acknowledged the coach of the local team.

The leaders, Paris Saint-Germain, welcome Reims (14th) on Sunday.

Before this weekend, PSG are 11 points ahead of second-placed Nice (16th), who also visit Metz on Sunday.

Source: Yahoonews

Ansu Fati suffers new injury and could miss rest of Barcelona season

After spending two months recovering from a muscle problem and returning to play last week, striker Ansu Fati has confirmed a new injury. This Friday, Barcelona announced that shirt 10 has a bruise on the femoral biceps of his left thigh.



Barcelona have not released the striker's recovery period, but the Spanish press says that Ansu Fati will not be out for less than two months. There is also the possibility of the athlete having surgery, which could prevent him from playing on the field again during the season.

Ansu Fati was a substitute in Barcelona's defeat by Athletic Bilbao, last Thursday, in the Copa del Rey, in the Basque Country. Shirt 10 entered the second half, but had to leave the field at the beginning of overtime. The Catalan club was eliminated.

In the current season, Ansu Fati made just ten appearances for Barcelona. The 19-year-old scored five goals and provided one assist. Last season was also one of problems for the youngster, after a knee injury that forced him to undergo surgery.

Source: yahoonews

FIFA pro-player, Brazilian suffers from hacker attacks


Henrique "Zezinho" feels hampered in preparation for the qualifying tournament and sees neglect from Sony. Photo: (Eamonn McCormack - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Henrique "Zezinho", who is a professional FIFA 22 player, has been suffering in his preparation for the dispute of a FIFA Global Series qualifying tournament. Zezinho is prevented from training and competing in the virtual game because of hacking attacks on his PlayStation account.

The player from Rio Grande do Sul has already suffered, since the last edition of the game (FIFA 21), for five opportunities with attacks: "It's the fifth time my account has been hacked since the FIFA 21 Playoffs. In the end, I was banned and ended up playing by an EA injunction. I was banned for passing coins. Hackers got into my account, passed coins and that's it. Then I was able to recover because I proved it was a hacker attack."

Despite complying with all security requirements, such as two-step verification and security question, in addition to the password, of course, criminals manage to break into the professional player's account and change the account registration email.

Zezinho complains about Sony's service with his case. According to the player, he is not offered the possibility to regain access to the account: "The only thing they tell me is to create a new account. I'm already studying to process".

In preparation for the tournament that qualifies the athletes for the FIFA Global Series, Zezinho fears not being able to compete in the stage and, therefore, not having the right to seek classification for the competition at world level.