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Yellow card to Francisco Conceicao for his annoyance;
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Francisco Conceicao's shot from the edge of the area was blocked by the rival defense;
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Landry Dimata blocked a free kick to tie the game;
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Jorge Sánchez received the first card of the match;
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The second part began without changes;
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The referee added two minutes of speech in this first part.
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Tadic's goal against Ajax was saved by Davy Klaassen.
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Ajax had two chances in two minutes, the first when Brobbey went too far and after Álvaréz, the Mexican, scored through Cillesen's hands.
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Long shot by Francisco Conceicao, but the ball narrowly missed the goal;
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The ball scored by Kenneth Taylor went wide, but it touched the defender and hit the Ajax goal.
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Nijmegen goalkeeper Cillesen was left sore after a free kick
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Edson Álvarez of Mexico was about to score from a free kick when Cillesen's header was deflected.
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Conceiçao had the first, but could not finish off an empty goal;
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Dangerous arrival of Ajax that ended with a cross from Francisco Conceicao, but the defenders cleared a corner;
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The first minutes of rehearsal for both teams
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The match has started, the ball is rolling in the Goffertstadion.
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The players in the locker room prepare to go onto the field.
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If Ajax win today, they could be in second place, one behind PSV and leaders Feyenoord, using only the draw between the two rivals.
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Ajax have won 16 of their 21 away games and, since September 18, they have not lost any game they have played away from home.
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At home they only got 8 points out of a possible 21, although they have not lost at home since the 1st of the month when they fell 0-1 against Twente.
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Ajax arrived after playing three friendlies in this break where they were defeated by Blackburn, although they beat Volendam and Telstar. In addition, they have not won in their last three official games. The last time they won was on November 1 when they beat Rangers 1-3 in the Champions League group stage. They are in second place in the Eredivisie with 30 points, just three points behind the leaders, currently Feyenoord. After finishing third in the Champions League, they will face Unión Berón in the round of 32.
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They narrowly lost in the friendly match against FC Emmen. He won the two games he played in the Eredivisie, where he is in ninth position with 17 points, seven points behind European countries and six points.
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In the balance between Nijmegen and Ajax, a good balance for the winner 64 times, Nijmegen won three times and the remaining 16 ended in a draw. Their last game was at the end of April 2022 where Ajax won with a goal against Brobbey two minutes before the end of the game. This team has won the last four matches between these two teams.
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Nijmegen and Ajax met in a match that coincided with matchday 15 of the Eredivisie.
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Leeds survived an FA Cup third round scare when Sonny Perkins' stoppage-time equalizer secured a 2–2 draw against 10-man Cardiff City.
Cardiff looked to inflict more FA Cup third round misery on Leeds following first-half goals from Jaden Philogene and Sheyi Ojo.
But Rodrigo reduced the difference with a header from point-blank range and, after the Spanish substitute was denied from the penalty spot and Cardiff lost Joel Bagan to a red card, England under-19 international Perkins struck from point-blank range after three minutes. discount time.
It all means a replay at Elland Road with the winner facing non-league Boreham Wood or Accrington in the fourth round.How Leeds fought back to win a replay... Image: Sonny Perkins scores an injury time equalizer for Leeds in Cardiff
The draw had evoked memories of Cardiff's famous third-round victory in 2002 when David O'Leary's Leeds were top of the Premier League.
Cardiff were in the third tier at the time, but a frantic Ninian Park saw the late winner from Scott Young deliver one of the big upsets of the competition.
Former defender Young was one of the guests to return for the day as around 6,500 Leeds packed the finish behind one of the goals at Cardiff City Stadium to produce a terrific atmosphere.
Cardiff, the Championship's top scorer with 20 goals in 26 games, had not found the back of the net in nearly six hours of football. But their scoring drought ended on 24 minutes when Mark Harris broke from behind the sleepy Pascal Struijk to force a save from forward Joel Robles. The ball broke to Isaak Davies and, although his effort was blocked, it slipped past Philogene who did not miss from six meters.
Cardiff doubled their lead seven minutes later, just after the half-hour mark. This time, Ojo was left unattended by a floated pass from Andy Rinomhota and Robles was beaten again by a fine spike into the roof of the net.
Signs of Leeds' growing frustration became apparent, with Wilfried Gnonto booked for simulation before the Italian youngster went off target with a rogue header.
Both Cardiff manager Mark Hudson and his Leeds counterpart Jesse Marsch viewed the changes with their respective Championship and Premier League positions as concerning.
Just three Cardiff players remained from their New Year's Day defeat at Blackburn, while Leeds were down to four from a 2-2 home draw with West Ham.
Leeds were playing their tenth successive FA Cup tie away, just one shy of Stockport's record 11 games in the competition, but started well with Crysencio Summerville and Wilfried Gnonto lively and Darko Gyabi whistling a deflected shot in the second minute.
Jesse Marsch waited until almost the hour to make his first substitutions, a triple substitution. Midweek recruit Max Wober, Rodrigo and Cody Drameh, Cardiff's reigning player of the year following his loan spell at South Wales last season, were sent in to rescue the situation.
The move almost paid off instantly as Struijk headed wide when it looked easier to score.
But Leeds halved the deficit after 65 minutes, Rodrigo finding a clipped cross from Sam Greenwood with a header from close range that Jak Alnwick landed a strong hand but couldn't avoid.
Leeds settled into the Cardiff half and won a penalty 10 minutes from time when Bagan dived to deflect Junior Firpo's shot around a post.
Alnwick struck to his right to deflect Rodrigo's shot and reignite Cardiff's hopes of winning the Premier League.
However, the visitors continued to press, and Leeds forced a replay in stoppage time when the 18-year-old Perkins, who had only been on the pitch for eight minutes, moved ahead of Alnwick to push home Junior Firpo's move.What the managers said...
leeds chief jesé march: "The whole first half we were not in sync and not aggressive enough. We did not fully understand what this tournament and this game was going to require.
"We need a better tactical understanding, cunning and awareness of exactly what matches require.
"We know there's an opportunity at Elland Road with the draw, and it's all in front of us.
"If we learned one thing, it's if you don't show up and you're not ready to play early on, you're going to cause yourself problems."
chief cardiff mark hudson: "Firstly, the overriding feeling is that I'm proud of the performance we put in against a top Leeds team.
"Tactically, we did well. We showed good form. We counterattacked when we could, we frustrated them. We scored two really good goals.
"We knew we would suffer in the second half. They have a lot of talent to come off the bench.
"It's not bad when you can get Rodrigo off the bench."FA Cup Fourth Round Full DrawPreston vs TottenhamSouthampton vs BlackpoolWrexham vs Sheffield UnitedIpswich vs BurnleyManchester United vs ReadingLuton or Wigan vs GrimsbyDerby vs West HamStoke vs StevenageBlackburn vs Forest Green or BirminghamWalsall vs LeicesterSheffield Wednesday vs FleetwoodManchester City vs Oxford or ArsenalBristol City or Swansea Chesterfield or West Brom Brighton vs Liverpool or Wolves Fulham vs Sunderland Boreham Wood or Accrington vs Cardiff or Leeds What's next? Friday, January 13 7:30 p.m. Start 8:00 p.m.
Cardiff's the next game is at home against Wigan in the Championship on Saturday, January 14; start 3:00 p.m.
In the meantime, leeds travel to astonville on Friday Night Football, live on Sky Sports; start 8pm.Credit: https://www.skysports.com/football/cardiff-city-vs-leeds-united/report/479245
Roma will face AC Milan at 2:45 pm ET on Sunday at the San Siro Stadium. AC Milan is 7-1 at home, while Roma is 5-1-2 away from home. AC Milan come into Sunday's clash unbeaten in their last four Serie A games. Roma, meanwhile, have won just one of their last four league games. You can catch all the action when you stream the game on Paramount+.
The latest odds AC Milan vs. Caesars Sportsbook's Roma list AC Milan as the -117 favorites (risk $117 to win $100) at the 90-minute money line, with Roma underdogs at +325. A tie is priced at +250, and the plus/minus is set to 2.5. Sunday's game will be broadcast live on Paramount+ with its must-have Premium plan.
Before entering any AC Milan vs. Roma, you'll want to check out SportsLine's football expert Brandt Sutton's Serie A predictions.
Sutton, a former college soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for more than five years. He has been following football for much longer and takes into account managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most informed decisions possible, keeping the pulse of the game around the world.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 165-131-2 (+20.61 points) on his national football teams since the start of 2022. That's a return of nearly $2,100 for $100 bettors.
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Roma returned from the World Cup break with a 1-0 home win against Bologna. Lorenzo Pellegrini scored the winning penalty after six minutes. Roma entered sixth in the Serie A table on Sunday after racking up 30 points from their first 16 games.
Roma have scored 19 goals in league games but have been disciplined defensively. José Mourinho's men have conceded just 14 goals this season, the fourth fewest total in Serie A.What you need to know about AC Milan
Meanwhile, AC Milan topped Salernitana 2-1 on Wednesday. The win made it back-to-back wins for AC Milan in Serie A action. AC Milan have now posted 11 wins, two losses and three draws this season.
Rafael Leao found the back of the net in Wednesday's win over Salernitana. Leao has amassed seven goals and four assists in 15 league appearances for AC Milan. The Rossoneri have scored 31 goals in 16 games.How to watch, stream Italian Serie A live on Paramount+
Sutton took an in-depth look at the AC Milan vs. Roma matchup and secured the best sure bet by offering a full breakdown of this Serie A matchup. You absolutely need to see their Serie A picks before making any picks of your own. . Don't forget to stream the game on Paramount+.
Now that you know what to choose, get ready to watch the Italian Serie A. Visit Paramount+ now to watch Italian Serie A, your local CBS sporting events live, some of the best soccer matches in the world, and much more.Credit: https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/ac-milan-vs-roma-odds-picks-how-to-watch-live-stream-january-8-2023-italian-serie-a-predictions/
THE LATEST IN THE A SERIES
the referee will be David Dough from the Imperia section. He will be assisted by Lo Cicero and Di Iorio as linesmen, Aureliano as fourth man and Irrati (assisted by Piccinini) in VAR. It will be his 181st Serie A match for the Ligurian referee: 16 previous matches in total with the Rossoneri and 24 with the Giallorossi. In both cases, the most recent -the only one in the current championship- dates from last October and is a 2-1 away win (in Verona for the Rossoneri, in Milan for Inter against the Giallorossi).
Matchday 17 of Serie A It already started on Saturday with Fiorentina 2-1 Sassuolo, Juventus 1-0 Udinese and Monza 2-2 Inter. On Sunday, after Salernitana 1-1 Turin at 12:30 CET, at 15:00 CET Lazio-Empoli and Spezia-Lecce; at 18:00 CET Sampdoria-Napoli and at 20:45 CET AC Milan v Rome. On Monday, finally Hellas Verona-Cremonese, at 6:30 p.m., and Bologna-Atalanta, at 8:45 p.m.
Here's the current standings in Serie A: Napoli 41; Youth* 37; Milan 36; Inter* 34; Lazio and Rome 30; Atlanta 28; Udinese* 25; Fiorentina* and Turin* 23; Bologna 19; Lecce, Empoli, Salernitana* and Monza* 18; Sassuolo* 16; spice 14; Sampdoria 9; Cremone 7; Hellas Verona 6. (* indicates game in hand)Credit: https://www.acmilan.com/en/news/articles/serie-a/2023-01-08/ac-milan-v-roma-match-preview
League Two Stevenage produced an incredible late comeback to shock Premier League side Aston Villa at Villa Park and reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The visiting players and manager Steve Evans celebrated with their supporters during regulation time after two goals in the last two minutes secured a magnificent victory.
Substitute Dean Campbell fired a superb 90th-minute winner after Jamie Reid's equalizer from the penalty spot, the penalty awarded after last man Leander Dendoncker received a straight red card for bringing down Campbell.
Morgan Sanson's first goal for Villa had given Unai Emery's side a half-time lead over a side 59 places below them in the footballing pyramid.
But the hosts, despite their overall superiority, were unable to extend their lead and were forced to pay in a remarkable conclusion to the match.
Fourth-tier Stevenage's reward is a trip to championship team Stoke City in the fourth round, which takes place from 27-30 January.Villa unravels as Stevenage causes major upset
For 84 minutes, it all looked pretty straightforward for Aston Villa.
But their attempt to end their worst ever FA Cup losing run, stretching to an eighth game, was undone from the moment Dendoncker was stripped off the edge of his own box and grabbed Campbell's shirt.
Referee Graham Scott appeared to initially award a free kick, but then issued a red card and signaled the spot, allowing a video assistant referee to review to confirm the penalty.
Reid kept his nerve to send Robin Olsen down the wrong path and set Stevenage on course for a replay, a feat that would have been a fantastic achievement on its own.
But the League Two side was not done yet and a quick thought from Jake Reeves to pass his corner to Campbell resulted in the 21-year-old Scotsman drilling a shot into the bottom corner and sending the visiting fans into ecstasy.
Villa have now progressed from just one FA Cup tie since reaching the 2015 final. Meanwhile, Stevenage are the first fourth-tier side to beat a Premier League side in an FA Cup tie away from home for four years.Spendthrift town made to pay
A manager with a rich history in cup competitions, four-time Europa League winner Emery made his intentions clear this week when he announced he was preparing his team for this game with the aim of "winning the FA Cup".
Five years after joining Barcelona in a £142m move from Liverpool in January 2018, Brazilian Philippe Coutinho started Villa's eight midweek Premier League draw changes with Wolves.
The hosts dictated from the start, finishing the match with an average possession of 78.6%, but Douglas Luiz's long-range effort was the only test for goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond before Stevenage offered his first warning.
Luke Norris was unfortunate enough to make a marginal mistake in his run before providing a huge assist to set up Danny Rose for what the visitors momentarily believed was a surprising start.
An intricate passing move produced Villa's opening goal, Ings set up Frenchman Sanson for his first goal for the club, but Stevenage stuck to his task and nearly pulled off a shock equalizer when Norris brushed the top of the ball. crossbar with an excellent curved attempt.
They continued to defend decisively as Villa increased the pressure after the break.
Perhaps too eager to impress in his first start under Emery, the failed Coutinho left the field after 65 minutes, having had a match-leading five tries but netting just one on goal.
There was little to suggest the match would end the way it did. After all, Stevenage scored with his only two shots on goal. But what happened will live long in the memories of the 3,000 fans who traveled in attendance to witness a truly memorable fight.LineupsAston Villa
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Referee: Graham Scott
Attendance: 32,343live text
The match ends, Aston Villa 1, Stevenage 2.
Second half ends, Aston Villa 1, Stevenage 2.
Offside, Stevenage. Michael Bostwick tries a through ball, but Jordan Roberts is caught offside.
Robin Olsen (Aston Villa) has been fouled in the defensive zone.
Foul by Jordan Roberts (Stevenage).
Attempt blocked. David Amoo (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jordan Roberts.
Failed attempt. Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box goes high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) has received a foul on the right wing.
Missing Luther Wildin (Stevenage).
Aim! Aston Villa 1, Stevenage 2. Dean Campbell (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Reeves following a corner.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Douglas Luiz.
Aim! Aston Villa 1, Stevenage 1. Jamie Reid (Stevenage) converted the penalty with a right foot low, just to the left post.
Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa) is shown the red card.
Penalty awarded by Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa) following a foul in the penalty area.
Stevenage penalty. Dean Campbell commits a foul in the penalty area.
Failed attempt. it goes too high. Left footed shot from outside the box by Leon Bailey (Aston Villa). Assisted by Emiliano Buendia.
Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Bostwick replaces Terence Vancooten.
Change, Aston Villa. Lucas Digne replaces Ludwig Augustinsson due to injury.
Offside, Stevenage. Dean Campbell tries a through ball, but Luther Wildin is caught offside.
Delay. They are ready to continue.Credit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64198131
Napoli defeated Sampdoria with a 2-0 victory on Sunday after goals from Victor Osimhen and Eljif Elmas, putting the Serie A leaders back on winning path.
The visitors scored a penalty after six minutes, but Matteo Politano was unable to score from the penalty spot.
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However, Osimhen gave Napoli the lead in the 19th minute, when he toed in Mario Rui's cross inside the box and sent it in, netting his tenth goal in Serie A this season.
Sampdoria's fortunes fell further when Tomás Rincón received a red card for a reckless tackle on Osimhen in the 39th minute.
Elmas converted Napoli's second penalty eight minutes before stoppage time after a handball from Sampdoria inside the area.
Napoli top the table with 44 points after 17 games, seven points ahead of Juventus and eight ahead of Milan, who play Roma later on Sunday.Credit: https://www.espn.com/soccer/report/_/gameId/644784
Bashir Humphreys will make his Chelsea debut for today's FA Cup third round tie at Man City.
The 19-year-old defender is one of six new faces in Graham Potter's squad. Trevoh Chalobah and Lewis Hall also come into defense, with Jorginho returning to midfield to partner Mateo Kovacic.
With Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic not involved after picking up injuries early in Thursday's league meeting between the teams, the attack has a new look too. Hakim Ziyech starts, as do Conor Gallagher and Mason Mount.
The bench includes new signings Benoit Badiashile and David Datro Fofana.
chelsea: Kepa, Humphreys, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Hall, Jorginho (c), Kovacic, Ziyech, Gallagher, Mount, Havertz.
substitutes: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Cucurella, Badiashile, Thiago Silva, Chukwuemeka, Zakaria, Fofana, Hutchinson.
city man: Ortega, Walker (c), Laporte, Akanji, Rodri, Gomez, Silva, Mahrez, Palmer, Foden, Alvarez.
substitutes: Ederson, Lewis, Ake, Stones, Cancelo, Phillips, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Speaking.
The referee is Robert Jones.
Manchester City defeated Chelsea for the second time in four days with a 4-0 win in the FA Cup third round to add to the pressure on Blues manager Graham Potter.
City were three up at half-time thanks to a magnificent free kick from Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez's penalty and Phil Foden's tremendous collective goal. Mahrez added his second and City's fourth from the spot later to further underline the gulf between the two teams.
Pep Guardiola's side can expect a draw at home to Arsenal if the Premier League leaders beat Oxford United on Monday night. As for Chelsea, it is the first time this century that the Blues have not been among the clubs in the fourth round.
The result increases the pressure on Potter, who was appointed only in September. Chelsea have now lost six of their last nine games in all competitions and have not tasted victory away from home since beating Red Bull Salzburg in October.
Man City: Ortega (7), Walker (9), Akanji (8), Laporte (8), Gomez (7), Rodri (8), Bernardo (8), Palmer (7), Mahrez (9), Alvarez ( 8), Foden (9).
Substitutes: Phillips (6), Cancelo (6), Lewis (n/a).
Chelsea: Kepa (6), Chalobah (5), Humphreys (6), Koulibaly (5), Hall (6), Jorginho (6), Kovacic (5), Gallagher (6), Mount (5), Ziyech (6 ) ). ), Havertz (3).
Substitutes: Zakaria (6), Fofana (6), Azpilicueta (6), Hutchinson (6), Chukwuemeka.
Man of the match: Riyad Mahrez.How Manchester City wowed Chelsea After some Chelsea fans were heard venting their frustration towards Graham Potter singing Thomas Tuchel chants at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola insisted that Todd Boehly should give the Chelsea manager time.
It was Mahrez who scored the only goal of the match when these teams met in the Premier League on Thursday and broke the tie again here. His curling free-kick from the right edge of the area crashed into the upper corner beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga's dive.
If Chelsea could do little to stop that, the second was self-inflicted. Kai Havertz reached forward with his hand trying to clear a corner at the near post and the VAR could not miss. Álvarez, starting for the first time since his World Cup victory with Argentina, nearly beat Kepa.
Pep Guardiola made seven changes to the Manchester City squad since midweek. The four players who kept their places in the starting lineup were captain Kyle Walker, Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden. Aymeric Laporte returned from injury.
Graham Potter made six changes to the Chelsea squad which were beaten by the same opposition on Thursday night. Bashir Humphreys was included in the starting eleven for the first time, while new signing Benoit Badiashile was named among the substitutes.
City had dropped points against Brentford and Everton in their last two Premier League games in front of their home fans, but went two down in that moment. With that advantage confidence grew and Guardiola's team began to purr for real.
What a goal his third of the first half. Kyle Walker's tricks got them moving, Foden and Rodri traded moves, Mahrez found Walker's overlapping run and there was Foden from close range to take advantage. It was a typical goal for this City side in their prime.
Tributes to Vialli
The passing of former Chelsea striker Gianluca Vialli was marked by a minute of applause before kick-off with more chants from the visiting winger in the ninth minute of the game as fans held up banners in his honor.
Although the pace slowed thereafter, another fine play brought the fourth goal when Kalidou Koulibaly clumsily tackled Foden to the ground and the referee had no choice but to signal the point. Mahrez did the rest, lobbing the ball high into the net.
There could even be an argument that City seem more fluid with Álvarez making these selfless runs up front than with Erling Haaland, the team's prolific striker, standing there pummeling them himself. Either way, it's the kind of problem Potter would love to have.
Throughout the second half, sections of the 8,000-strong traveling support chanted the name of his predecessor Thomas Tuchel, having earlier chanted the name of now-late owner Roman Abramovich. Not everything is going well at Chelsea. The Man City machine keeps rolling.Man of the Match: Riyad Mahrez Image: Riyad Mahrez scores Manchester City's fourth goal from the penalty spot
Chelsea will be sick of seeing Mahrez, but Guardiola will be grateful for the games against them because they have been instrumental in reviving the winger's season. His goal against them in the Carabao Cup in November now seems to have been a turning point.
The City boss had been critical of Mahrez's form earlier in the season, and he defended that assessment of the player's contribution even as he praised him after the game.
"He wasn't the same. I was completely fair. He wasn't playing at the level he's playing at the moment. Sometimes I have to let them see the mirror of who they are. It's not about the quality, you have to do more in the football.
"But since the World Cup he's been playing really well. Fantastic free kick and he played an outstanding game, playing wider, playing tight. Good game."Guardiola: 'Incredible hunger' Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praises his team's hunger and intensity after beating eight-time FA Cup winners Chelsea and knocking Graham Potter's side out of the tournament.
"We played an incredibly intense game against a top team. FA Cup next round. Happy to still be there."
“I have the feeling that we have incredible human beings and incredible players. When we're this incredibly hungry, we don't give them time to think about it. They didn't have time. When that happens it is because we are alive.
“As a manager, you realize that something is failing when we are not doing these actions. It's easy for me as a manager because I can show them the clips and say, 'This is what you have to do.' This is what we have to do."
Guardiola's dream in the FA Cup
Pep Guardiola's program points out:
“The FA Cup is a competition that I love. It is recognized by everyone around the world as the most beautiful national tournament that exists. I always remember watching the FA Cup final as a child in Catalonia and feeling the importance of the occasion. It was so special and something that has always stayed with me.
“When we won it in 2019, it was one of my best memories of my time here at City. We want to win it this season and believe me, we will do everything we can to make our dream come true.”Potter: 'The first half was painful' Image: Graham Potter's Chelsea are out of the FA Cup after a heavy defeat at Manchester City
"I thought we were second best to a very, very good team. Obviously we're not in a great moment ourselves and although it was a cautious first 20 minutes, we couldn't attack the baseline well enough, we couldn't attack." . as well as we would like. I think Manchester City do very well in terms of preventing you from doing that. At the same time, we fight.
"It was a fantastic first goal in terms of a free kick, and a weird penalty and you're stuck in a position where it's 2-0 and you have to chase the ball against Manchester City. You're stuck between trying to commit more men and not open.
"So the first half was painful and tough for all of us. In the second half, we had to respond and I thought there were some positives in terms of the young players. I thought they gave it their all and showed their quality, but we're disappointed to have gone". out of competition. Congratulations to Man City. They deserved to win, of course."Whats Next?
the one from manchester city the next game is in southampton in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports - kick-off at 8pmWednesday, January 11 7:30 p.m. Start 8:00 p.m.
Pep Guardiola's side then travels to neighbors manchester united for a Premier League clash on Saturday - kick off 12:30pm
chelsea the next match is away for west london rivals fulham in the Premier League on Thursday - kick off 8pm.
The Blues then host crystal Palace in another high level clash on Sunday - start 2pm.Credit: https://www.skysports.com/football/man-city-vs-chelsea/report/479258
Villareal coach Quique Setién has explained why his team defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in Saturday's LaLiga tie.
Setién said his team beat Real Madrid because their players started well against the visitors, adding that they dominated the opposition field and created chances.
The former Barcelona manager watched Villarreal defeat Real Madrid at El Madrigal on Saturday thanks to goals from Yeremy Pino and Gerard Moreno.
"We started well, dominating the rival field and generating chances," Setién said in his post-match press conference.
“We suffered some occasions but we were positive in both directions.
And he added: “We have focused on this aspect in this game because if you let Madrid have the ball, it will create more problems for you.
“We have been predisposed, and we were effective in our press. I am happy [about] the match."Credit: https://dailypost.ng/2023/01/08/laliga-real-reason-we-beat-real-madrid-villarreal-coach-quique-setien/
It may not be the only one to blame for the defeat at Villarreal, but ferland mendy has failed to defy critics who question its presence in Real Madridfirst team of .
Since the start of the season, the Frenchman has struggled to deliver as part of an inconsistent defence. anthony rudiger he has yet to impress at the back and the opponents are making the most of it Real MadridThe defensive weaknesses of .
Coaches and teammates have placed their trust in Mendy, but the fans have doubts since he is capable of the best and the worst.
cleaning Jack Grealishthe shot that went off the line last season in the Champions League, until making two costly mistakes against villarreal on Saturday.
Performances like the one he did at the Estadio de las Cerámica make many doubt whether he should renew his contract, which ends in 2025.
The club is not looking for a replacement despite having introduced a buyback clause in the agreement to get rid of the youth product fran garcia a Vallecano Ray.
Real Madrid they are waiting for offers to arrive and anything could happen if Mendy does not meet expectations.
going back to what was Real MadridSecond loss of LaLiga Santander, the team was clumsy in defense, struggling to build from behind against villarreal.poor mistakes
Mendy does not provide balance Real Madrid defense like I used to do in the past. I take villarreal Barely a minute and a half to create their first chance in the match and the Whites made constant mistakes when trying to gradually get the ball out from behind.
They made the same mistakes in the second half and paid for it. Nevertheless, Mendy He was not the only player missing.Credit: https://www.marca.com/en/football/real-madrid/2023/01/08/63ba83f122601dca618b45a1.html