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Alexia Putellas signed up for Euro 2022 but did not play for the Spanish national team. During training, the Barcelona striker suffered a left knee injury a few days before the match. The match against Finland in the framework of Group B kicked off, thus missing the opportunity to show their talents.
Although she did not play, Alexia Putras is still on the shortlist for nominations for the ‘Female Player of the Year’ award organised by UEFA. The surprise can be explained if one looks at the achievements of the 28-year-old striker.
In the 2021/22 season, Alexia Putras has 34 goals in all competitions and won all domestic titles with the Barça Women, including La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. At the continental level, Alexia Putras and her team-mates reached the Champions League final, but failed to defend their title after a 3-1 loss to Lyon in France.
To claim the Women’s Player of the Year honour, Alexia Putras needs to beat stiff competition from Beth Mead, the striker who won the European Cup with England for the first time in history. The female Arsenal star was also voted ‘Championship Player of the Year’.
In addition to the above list, UEFA also announced the nominations for the title of “Best Female Coach of the Year”. Head coaches Sonia Bompasto (Olympic Lyon), Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany) and Sarina Wigmann (England) are the top three of this championship candidates.
Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Benfica: Having to play on neutral grounds cost Dynamo Kyiv the advantage of the hosts. With a higher-level team, Benfica didn’t have a hard time gaining an advantage when they beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the second leg a week later.
Maccabi Haifa 3-2 Red Star Belgrade: With home advantage, Maccabi Haifa is determined to beat Red Star Belgrade to gain the upper hand in the competition for Champions League group stage tickets. But on the other side of the front line, the visitors were equally determined. In the end, Maccabi Haifa won a dramatic 3-2 victory over Red Star Belgrade. The victory gave Maccabi Haifa an advantage ahead of a visit to Serbia a week later.
Bodo Glimt 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Both Bodo Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb are pretty sure, having just won the play-offs, one of the two teams will officially win a ticket to the 2022/23 Champions League group stage. With home advantage, Bodo Glimt defeated his opponent 1-0, thus occupying a clear advantage before the second leg of the Champions League play-off on August 25.
Rangers 2-2 Eindhoven: Both Rangers and PSV are very close to qualifying for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage. So both teams are very determined to have the upper hand before the second leg a week later. The two teams played a dramatic and exciting game, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Win or lose, the second leg between Rangers and Eindhoven will take place in the early hours of August 25th. PSV have a slight advantage at home.
On May 22, Mbappe officially confirmed his continued commitment to Paris Saint-Germain, rather than joining Real Madrid as expected. Mbappe’s unexpected move angered La Liga. Spain’s top football league believes that Paris Saint-Germain’s treatment of Mbappe will particularly affect the economic sustainability of European football and the overall integrity of the sport.
La Liga also said that the deal between Paris Saint-Germain and Mbappe was difficult to accept in terms of the team’s financial situation. In the 2020-2021 season alone, Paris Saint-Germain recorded a loss of more than 220 million euros. In previous seasons, France’s “rich” also accumulated losses of more than 700 million euros.
In a more drastic action, La Liga filed a lawsuit against UEFA, accusing Paris Saint-Germain of violating Financial Fair Play (FFP), and demanded the immediate cancellation of Paris Saint-Germain’s contract with Mbappe. The tournament believes that the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the organisers of Ligue 1, should not approve the agreement between the two parties on the grounds that the Parc des Princes home team’s budget balance deviation.
The tense standoff between La Liga and Paris Saint-Germain has finally come to an end after the lawsuit was delayed until mid-August. In its final ruling, the Paris Administrative Court said there was no evidence that PSG had violated the FFP and decided to dismiss the lawsuit.
The Times (UK) reported that Paris Saint-Germain decided to spend 70 million euros to recruit Manchester City striker Bernardo Silva. The team that owns the Parc des Princes wants to step up to conquer the C1 Cup. They believe Bernardo Silva can be persuaded to move to Ligue 1 if a price agreement is reached with Manchester City.
Paris Saint-Germain is expected to make an attractive offer for the Portuguese midfielder. The Paris Capitals have the advantage because their sporting director Luis Campos played a key role in helping Monaco recruit Bernardo Silva eight years ago.
However, Paris Saint-Germain will have to contend with Barcelona for the services of Bernardo Silva. The Camp Nou would also like to have Bernardo Silva, but they are having trouble registering as a rookie.
According to Spanish media reports, Barcelona still do not want to close their successful transfer window. Camp Nou wants to have three new signings, including Marcos Alonso, Bernardo Silva and a right-back.
To be able to recruit these rookies, Barcelona is expected to spend about 80 million euros. For that, they want to get Frankie de Jong out. The Dutchman is a huge asset for the club.
Manchester United are currently very active in the transfer market and are able to add quality signings. British media also reported that the Red Devils are particularly interested in Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. According to “Marca” report, if the “White Condor” gets 70 million euros, Real Madrid is ready to let Casemiro join Manchester United. That’s a pretty steep price for a midfielder over the age of 30.
Juventus midfielder Angel Di Maria, who made his Serie A debut against Sassuolo, was injured in the 65th minute of Monday’s game. Until he had to leave the field due to injury, Di Maria made a perfect debut, contributing 1 goal and creating a goal to help Juventus lead Sassuolo 3-0, but bad luck fell to the “Angel”, making him face loss of contact danger. Qatar World Cup 2022.
While the student is injured and in danger of being absent, Maximiliano Allegri is not too worried: “I’m not worried about Di Maria. We need to see this result. Unfortunately, it happens in football. He had this problem a week ago and I should have replaced him when I was done. 3-0 up, but Di Maria It’s exciting. The important thing is that the team wins..
The recent absence of Di Maria will lead to a severe shortage of Juventus midfielders, while another rookie Pogba is also recovering from injury.