4 big games on Friday: a brilliant start to RPL Matchday 3 and the Dutch Super Cup
Mikhail Georgiev Aug 3, 2023 22:00 UTC Audio Version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
What to watch on August 4: New York derby in the League Cup, Southampton start in the Championship and tennis.
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⚽️ 3:00 AM: New York Red Bulls vs. New York City MLS Cup + MX Round of 16
Mystery: New York derby in the 1/16 final: who can go to Messi?
The MLS+MX League Cup is a tournament between teams from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The participants have already passed to the playoff stage: in the 1/16 finals of Inter Miami, Leo Messi defeated Orlando City (3:1). The legendary Argentine scored a brace. Now two New York clubs are getting involved. The former teams of Thierry Henry, Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and Frank Lampard will decide among themselves which of them will be closest to a face-to-face encounter with Messi. The winner can face Inter Miami in the next stage.
New York Red Bulls players
Photo: Evan Yu/Getty Images
⚽️ 20:00: Krasnodar – Pari Nizhny Novgorod, RPL, round 3
Intrigue: Will Vladimir Ivic’s team get the third victory of the season?
Krasnodar surprises at the start of the season. The team has already won two victories over Dynamo and Sochi, showing a confident game. There was talk of Krasnodar being a contender for the top 3 in the championship. The upcoming match with Pari NN can help the bulls to gain a foothold in this status. Sergei Yuran’s team scored just one point in the first two rounds, but they don’t look like a weak opponent. However, it is important for Krasnodar to regularly score points in order to fight for the highest places. You cannot lose points in a home game with a stranger.
🏆 ⚽️ 21:00: Feyenoord – PSV Eindhoven, Dutch Super Cup
Intrigue: Will PSV come out even stronger in terms of number of Super Bowl wins?
In the Netherlands, the season opens with a match between Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven in the Super Cup. Rotterdam won the championship last season, while Eindhoven won the Cup. Although the Super Cup has the status of a semi-friendly match, there can be no emotions between Feyenoord and PSV. Both clubs want to win the main rival. The entourage is added by the fact that the meeting will take place at the home stadium of Feyenoord – De Kuyp. A hot match is expected! Keep in mind that PSV are the record holders for Super Cup wins (13 trophies), while Feyenoord have only four of them. Second in terms of indicator is Ajax(9). A great opportunity for PSV to stand out from everyone in terms of victories.
Santiago Jiménez and Igor Paixao (Feyenoord)
Photo: Hans van der Valk/Getty Images
⚽️ 22:00: Sheffield Wednesday – Southampton, Championship, Matchday 1
Intrigue: Former Premier League member will debut in the English second division
Southampton is one of the losers of last season in the English Premier League. The Saints finished in 20th place and were relegated from the elite division. But the team will be back soon. The journey to the Premier League begins with an away game against Sheffield Wednesday. Southampton enter the new season under new manager Russell Martin. He previously worked for MK Dons and Swansea City. Now a new task – to bring the “saints” to the Premier League.
Nathan Tella (Southampton)
Photo: Matt Watson/Getty Images
🎾 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.: separate tennis hours
Due to the time difference, information about the important tennis tournaments that are taking place now appears late. Therefore, we are collecting matches in a separate article – it will appear here.