Euro Cup tie, powerful Arsenal and Girona comeback. 10 main events of the day in Eurofootball
Maxim Pakhomov December 3, 2023, 01:30 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
And also the brilliant victory of Kompany, the collapse of Lyon and the reverse substitution of Zakharyan.
Haven’t you gone into hibernation yet? This Saturday’s club football would hardly offer that opportunity! There were many exciting matches and stories! If you missed something, that’s okay; As is tradition, we have compiled for you the main events of the day in European football.
The Euro Cup draw gave a “group of death” and a scandal
Two in one: we have a great group (Spain will play Croatia, Italy and Albania) and the opportunity to laugh at the joker’s joke. The draw for the group stage of the European Championship went perfectly! While the soccer stars took out pieces of paper with the names of their teams, “sexual noises” burst into the broadcast of the event. What it was and who organized it, you can read in this text. Well, to find out the results of the draw (almost all groups have intrigue), here you go:
Almost everyone recognized their opponents:
We have the “group of death” for Euro 2024! Draw results and tournament schedule.
Arsenal played a great game.
And don’t let the score fool you. Yes, only 2:1, but in the match Arteta’s team simply crushed Wolverhampton. The ball hit the post twice, there were several one-on-ones… In general, Arsenal are in excellent form (did you forget about 6-0 in the Champions League this week?). And don’t let Cunha’s goal at the end of the match bother you: the guests should have been defeated much earlier.
The “Burnley” company exploded
Premier League newcomer Burnley lost six games in a row. The Company team attracts with good football (they chose the coach’s squad), but not with the results. However, that was the case until the game against Sheffield United. The locals scored the first goal in the 15th second! Jay Rodríguez scored the goal and it’s a lot of fun. The fact is that 10 years ago he scored the ball with the same speed against Chelsea (at that time Jay played for Southampton). Well, today’s game ended with a victory for Kompany: five different players from his team scored five goals. The Belgian’s resignation was already unlikely, but now we can definitively forget about it.
Girona made an incredible comeback and is still in the race for gold
You couldn’t help but hear about Girona. They are not yet called the “new Leicester”, but it seems that this is only for now. The team remains among the leaders of La Liga and imposes competition on Real Madrid, Barça and Atlético de Madrid. It is true that today the fairy tale could have happened according to the wrong scenario: until the 82nd minute, Girona was inferior to Valencia. And then… then Christian Stuani intervened and in six minutes the 0:1 became 2:1. Another victory for the Catalan team, which will face Barça in the next round.
Girona made an incredible comeback
Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images
Real Madrid remains first
Real Madrid does not care much about Girona’s exploits. Carlo Ancelotti’s team faced Granada with confidence. The match was remembered for Toni Kroos’ brilliant passing and Jude Bellingham’s terrible (now unexpected) chance execution. Overall, our report is definitely worth your attention:
Here is the:
Kroos gave a great assist to Real. The scorer thanked him with a legendary celebration
Stuttgart remains among the Bundesliga leaders
While the Bayern players were resting due to the postponement of their match due to snowfall in Munich and the draw for Euro 2024 was being held in Hamburg, Stuttgart faced Werder Bremen at home without problems. The next goal was scored by Serou Guirassi (already the 16th), and Sebastian Hoenes’ team has already scored 30 points and confidently follows Bayern and Bayer.
Bayern match postponed due to snowfall
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The resignation of the coach did not help the terrible Lyon
You’ve probably heard how bad French side Lyon are doing. On Wednesday, the club announced the resignation of Fabio Grosso. Today didn’t help: another defeat (this time against Lens). Although everything started well for the guests, they scored first. But then – 1:1, 2:1, 2:2 and 3:2. The first French club is in last place and five points behind the savior of 15th place.
Milan continues the race for Juve and Inter
After a disastrous match in the Champions League, Milan was lucky with an opponent in the championship: modest Frosinone came to visit. And it showed excellent implementation. Three shots on goal, three goals. The visitors also had three shots on goal, but only scored once. Pioli’s team continues to chase the leaders: Inter and Juve. Milan has 29 points, Juve 33 and Inter 32, but the match against Napoli is in reserve.
“Milan” – in search of leaders
Photo: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images
United lost. Now to Newcastle
I feel sorry for Manchester United fans this season. There are injuries, incomprehensible play and a kind of horror with the results. And now, after two wins in a row in the Premier League (and five in six games), it seemed that at least here the situation would improve a little. But an away game with Newcastle was approaching and Ten Hag’s team once again faced failure. Not in terms of scoring (Manchester United were very lucky here: they only lost one), but in terms of play. Newcastle simply destroyed the visitors in the first half, and in the second Anthony Gordon still scored. Nick Pope’s late-game injury didn’t help United either. And this match surprised me again with ten Hag’s refereeing and decisions.
Here we tell you exactly how:
Manchester United lost to their direct competitor. It is true that Newcastle was lucky again with refereeing in the Premier League
Zakharyan had a chance and then a reverse change
Admittedly, this is unlikely to be due to the Russian’s poor performance. Arsene started the match as a reserve (after 90 minutes of the Champions League), but in the 16th minute Barrenechea was injured. And Zakharyan had another chance. Arsen looked good: he shot dangerously a couple of times (but the shots were blocked by his opponents), he threw it to his teammates (but they didn’t score), but in the end… he was replaced. Probably due to exhaustion (although once Arsen made a serious mistake, but then it seemed worthy) Well, Sociedad lost important points in the fight for a place in the top four of the league.