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Benzema scored more goals than Di Stefano in the Champions League

Karim Benzema surpassed the legendary Di Stefano, becoming the third highest scorer for Real in the Champions League.

Two goals in the match against Galatasaray 6-0 on 6/11 helped Benzema reach a new milestone in his career. The French striker had 50 goals, surpassing Di Stefano’s 49 goals. Two goals against the Turkish team also helped Benzema become the second player, after Lionel Messi, to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.

At Real, Benzema is third in the club’s list of best strikers in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 105 goals while Raul is second with 66 goals.

However, Benzema played 96 games to reach the 50-goal mark while Di Stefano needed only 58 games to have 49 goals. Compared to the Argentinian legend, Benzema has scored more away goals (22 versus 9).

Real won jubilantly at the Bernabeu at home to Galatasaray. Young talent Rodrygo scored twice in the first seven minutes before Sergio Ramos scored on the spot. Rodrygo assisted Benzema in the fourth goal before scoring a 6-0 victory for Zinedine Zidane’s army.

Real are second in Group A with 7 points after 4 matches. They are 5 points behind the top team PSG and 5 points better than the third team Club Brugge.

Benzema never thought he would score 50 goals for Real in Europe

Karim Benzema striker was modest after scoring the 50th goal for Real in the Champions League.

The double against Galatasaray was Benzema’s 49th and 50th goals in the Champions League for Real. In the history of the club, the French striker’s achievement surpassed one goal compared to the legendary Di Stefano, and was second only to Cristiano Ronaldo (105) and Raul Gonzalez (66 goals).

Benzema has joined Real since 2009, alongside Ronaldo and Kaka. After 10 years, he had 231 goals in 479 matches for the Bernabeu team.

From 2018, after Ronaldo left, Benzema became the main striker of Real. He is gradually supporting two rookies Eden Hazard and Rodrygo in the integration with the play.









Pulisic set a record in the Champions League

Participating in the Chelsea 4-4 draw, midfielder Christian Pulisic became the most played American in the Champions League.

The night of 5/11 was Pulisic’s 24th match in the Champions League. The 21-year-old midfielder has 22 times to play in Europe’s most prestigious arena in Dortmund colors. He left the German club in the summer of 2019 to join Chelsea for a fee of $ 75 million.

The second match in the Champions League for Chelsea helped Pulisic break the record of compatriot Jermaine Jones, who played 23 games in this arena for Schalke and Leverkusen. DaMarcus Beasley ranked third in the list of Americans playing in the Champions League, with 22 appearances for PSV and Rangers.

The more Pulisic plays, the more effective he is in Chelsea colors

In the match against Ajax, Pulisic made a mark when he brought in a penalty in the fifth minute, helping Jorginho equalize 1-1 for Chelsea. The home side were then 4-1 down by Ajax, but kicked off in the last 30 minutes to equalize 4-4. Chelsea, Ajax and Valencia all got seven points after four matches in Group H, while Lille got one.

Pulisic has scored twice in the Champions League, both in Dortmund. The US midfielder scored four goals in Chelsea’s last two Premier League matches, including the perfect hat-trick against Burnley. In that match, Pulisic scored with his left foot, his right leg and his head. He was the youngest Chelsea player to set up a hat-trick in an official match. This football striker is said to be full of energy, plays quite well and supposed to get further in his career.

After the Ajax draw, Chelsea will stay at Stamford Bridge at home on 9/11, Frank Lampard’s teachers and students are currently ranked fourth in the Premier League, equaling the points of the third team Leicester and two points behind Manchester City. Let’s wait to see the result of this competitive match!







Man Utd won despite taking two penalties

Ruyford and Martial missed 11m, Man Utd still won Norwich 3-1 in round 10 of the Premier League.

The first away win in 232 days, against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, did not help Man Utd enter well on the trip to Carrow Road. Norwich City stand in the penultimate, losing three of the last four rounds, again the team with the most dangerous opportunity first. Right at the fourth minute, Emiliano Buendia ripped open the “Red Heart” defense and cleared the deck for Todd Cantwell at the edge of 16m50, but the left winger’s shot did not go into the goal.

After the personal efforts of Andreas Pereira and Marcus Rashford, it was not until the 19th minute that the visitors’ line found each other in combination. Anthony Martial takes the ball in the right corner, then pokes it down for Rashford to shoot diagonally from the narrow corner. However, Tim Krul closed the corner and pushed the ball all the way.

Rashford’s chance sparked a 10-minute burst of Man Utd. In the corner right after that, Martial struck into the head of the city, but Tim Krul’s ecstatic reflex prevented the French striker from signing on the electronic board. However, before Scott McTominay’s quick and dangerous one-touch shot in the 21st minute, the Dutch goalkeeper had to go into the net to pick up the ball.

In the final 15 minutes, Norwich played with 10 people due to Buendia’s injury leaving the pitch but the home team was no longer entitled to a substitution. Man Utd not only did not take advantage of the opportunity to score a fourth goal but also let “Canaries” shorten the score to 1-3. 88 minutes, McTominay to lose the ball in the middle of the field. Substitute Onel Hernandez came straight into the middle of the visitors’ field, surpassing the three, before netting De Gea.

The match had six minutes of extra time but Norwich could not find De Gea netting a second time. With three points in full, Man Utd rose to seventh place, seven points behind the top four, but one point behind Tottenham – the team lost to Liverpool 1-2 in the match at the same time.






Lampard wary of the proposed Champions League expansion

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard fears players will be exhausted once the Champions League increases the number of football matches.

“I think the level is right now. The Champions League is very good, I like the current format. If you ask if we can play more in the European Cup, I don’t know whether the where is the plan to arrange those increased matches”.

European Club Association (ECA) president Andrea Agnelli is proposing to change the structure of the Champions League. Accordingly, the number of participating teams can be increased to 96, with the promotion and relegation mechanism introduced in the last month. Discussions are ongoing to agree on a change in the Champions League structure from 2024-2025 onwards.

But Lampard was worried about the changes. So, if we change the Champions League format, we will have to discuss very well. carefully on how the tournament actually works.

“As a coach, I feel the weight of the matches more clearly than when I was a player, although I am still running as a player. You are thinking about how to keep the team healthy, and that “The challenge is with every tournament we play in,” the Chelsea leader added.

In order to have time to play for the Champions League once the tournament is scaled up, there was an opinion on the death of the British League Cup. But Lampard rejected this option and considered the British League Cup to be a valuable tournament

“I have a lot of emotional memories with the English League Cup, because I have won several times for this Cup while I was playing for Chelsea. It was the first tournament I had a trophy. At home, this tournament gives The teams feel confident when playing in the Cup format at home. This is very important, “Lampard added.



Tottenham wrote a sad history page for English football

Tottenham had to hug many unwanted records when they lost to Bayern with a score of 2-7 in the Champions League group stage on October 1.

Tottenham lost to Bayern 2-7 is the biggest gap defeat of an English team at home, playing in the European Cup. This is also the first time “London Cockerel” has conceded seven goals at home in a major tournament.

Including home and away, the last defeat was the first time since 1995, an English team conceded seven goals in the European arena. 24 years ago, the ill-fated team was also … Tottenham, losing to Cologne 0-8 at the Intertoto Cup.

While Tottenham collapsed, winger Serge Gnabry shone with four goals for Bayern Munich. The former Arsenal talent became the first German player to score four goals in the Champions League, since Mario Gomez in 2012.

His teammate Robert Lewandowski also had a brilliant match with two goals. The Polish striker owns 14 goals in the first 10 games of the season, the highest goal in the top five football nations in Europe (England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France).

After the first two matches, Bayern are leading Group B with six points. In contrast, Tottenham fell to the bottom when there was only one point.

In the next round, on October 22, Tottenham welcomed Red Star Belgrade, while Bayern were guests on the pitch of Olympiakos.

Bayern coach: ‘I do not dare to dream of winning Tottenham 7-2’

Niko Kovac could not hide his astonishment after seeing Bayern Munich win Tottenham on the pitch in the Champions League.

Bayern conceded from the 13th minute, but rose strong and then fired seven goals against the home team and won 7-2. Former Arsenal youngster, Serge Gnarby contributed four goals, while Robert Lewandowski scored twice, and Joshua Kimmich scored 1-1.

The Croatian leader also praised Gnarby – the best star of Bayern’s game. Garby has shown what I expect from him, no in attack but also in defense “,

The destruction of Tottenham helped Bayern win the first two matches in Group B of the Champions League.


Man City won 3-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk

Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students won a big battle in Group C Champions League, September 18.

Man City lost to Norwich 2-3 in the Premier League over the weekend. Before the match, they received bad news when midfielder John Stones suffered a relapse and had to rest for 4 to 6 weeks. However, despite the difficulties, Man City played an overwhelming match on the pitch of the team ranked as the second strongest Group C.

In the middle of the first half, Guardiola’s army opened the score. Gabriel Jesus was the author and then released the second route to finish Ilkay Gundogan. The kick hit the post and bounced to Riyad Mahrez’s position and the midfielder easily cushioned the ball into an empty net, when goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov was unable to stand up after falling.

At the end of the first half, Shakhtar had a good chance to shorten the lead but striker Junior Moraes failed to win against Ederson in the face. After that, Moraes confronted Ederson once after speeding to eliminate Man City defender. However, the Brazilian striker still can not overcome compatriots.

Man City continued to create many scoring opportunities after leading 2-0. De Bruyne misses a post in a high-speed counter. At the beginning of the second half, Gundogan definitely hit Pyatov’s position. Defender Shakhtar’s subsequent shot found the position of Raheem Sterling but the England international finished the post.

The goal of the home team is continuously bombarded by Gundogan, Jesus or De Bruyne. Otamendi put the ball into Shakhtar but was not recognized for offside. However, in a counter-attack a few minutes later, Man City scored the third goal. De Bruyne opened the ball for Jesus to speed up and finish past Pyatov in the face-to-face phase. Outside the pitch, Guardiola raised his hands in the air to show his joy after witnessing this goal of the student.

In the end of the second half, Guardiola gave the opportunity to play for defenders like Benjamin Mendy or rookie Joao Cancelo. In the coming time, Man City will have to fight in many arenas in the context of lack of forces. Therefore, Guardiola wants all his players to be ready.








Germany took first place in the Euro qualifier

Winning 2-0 on the pitch of Northern Ireland on 9/9, Germany maintained hope in the three-legged race in Group C of Euro 2020 qualifyer.

After the defeat of Netherlands 2-4 three days ago, another defeat will put Germany in a position six points behind the leading group of Group C, Northern Ireland. But with the bravery of a former champion, they win right on the opponent’s field.

In the first half, Northern Ireland caused many difficulties for Joachim Low’s teachers and students. Facing fierce disputes and strong defense of the host, Germany made a series of mistakes. If goalkeeper Manuel Neuer did not make a great save in the face of Conor Washington, they would have had to go into the net to pick up the ball.

As the positions begin to flow, Germany takes the initiative and has many opportunities. If lucky, they got a penalty when Jonny Evans and Craig Cathcart let the ball touch the ball in the penalty area. Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell also helped Northern Ireland escape when pushing a shot from 6 meters from Timo Werner.

Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany

After the break, Germany also found the net of Northern Ireland. After an outstanding save from Lukas Klostermann’s shot, Peacock-Farrell had to pick up the ball from Marcel Halstenberg’s volley.

This was the first goal in Halstenberg’s national shirt, the 27-year-old left-back from Leipzig club. This player has only played four times for Germany, including three from early 2019.

After the goal of breaking the psychological barrier, Germany played better. They maintained pressure on the Northern Ireland goal and succeeded in finding the second table. When the second half came into the second of injury time, after Kai Havertz’s through ball, Serge Gnabry came down from a narrow-angle to beat goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell.

After the key win, Germany had the same 12 points as Northern Ireland but ranked above thanks to the better secondary index. The Netherlands finished third with nine points but played less than a match against the two teams above. This means the trio race is still in the balance. Everything will be over in the next two months when Northern Ireland play two matches against the Netherlands and the return leg on the German field.

Each Euro qualifying group has two tickets for the final round for the top two teams. Therefore, matches between Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany have the same meaning as the finals of Group C.










Italy won all five matches in Euro qualified-round

Italy continue to lead Group J with 15 absolute points after a 3-1 win in Armenia on 5/9.
Armenia starts better than the former World Cup champion. They went ahead from the 11th minute when the Karapetian hit the bottom right corner to beat goalkeeper Donnarumma.

Armenia usually plays well at home

Italy plays like a shadow compared to the peak time, but what makes the fans assured that they still own the players who can decide the match. Andrea Belotti was such a player when volleyed in the equalizer 1-1 in the 28th minute.
Besides experience, Italy also has “god of luck” support. When the first half came into extra time, Armenia lost its people due to the Karapetian elbow strike against Bonucci. From there, Italy took the initiative to determine victory.
Armenia possessed Mkhitaryan, but the star played faintly until the ball forced Barella to fall outside the penalty area in the 60th minute. From this situation, Varazdat Haroyan nearly scored with a cross on the crossbar.
Italy’s fans cheered as the game went into the 77th minute when Pellegrini headed high to increase the lead to 2-1 from Bonucci’s cross. Three minutes later, they were lucky again: Belotti kicked the ball and the ball bounced into the goalkeeper Aram Airapetyan and rolled into the goal.

Belotti plays an important role in the team

Thanks to the lucky match at Armenia, Italy has 15 absolute points from the first five matches. They are still three points ahead of the second-ranked Finnish team. On September 8, the Finland – Italy match could become the early final of Group J.
This table also includes Bosnia, Armenia, Greece, and Liechtenstein. In particular, Bosnia has only seven points and ranked third. If they continue to play as they are now, the two tickets to the final round are difficult to escape from Finland and Italy.











Premier League 2019-2020 and things that worth waiting for (Part 2)

Both Arsenal and MU showed their determination in the new season when recruiting many recruits.

Before the start of the new season, MU also recruited extremely high-quality names such as Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire to supplement the missing positions. At the moment, the force of the “Red Devil” is quite young, potential and of good quality. MU’s squad is also considered to be in-depth, so NHM’s expectation for this team in the new season is huge.

Another name also shows Arsenal’s desire and determination to return to the race to become the main champion. After the failed seasons and the continuous break-up of the pillars, the London Gunners faced numerous difficulties.

However, with their determination, Arsenal made all of them surprised when announcing a series of quality recruits in the last transfer. Dani Ceballos, Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney, and David Luiz are the names that the NHM Gunners strongly believe will help the red and white team achieve success this season.

Waiting for Lampard’s performance in a new role

For many years, football fans have become too familiar with the image of an 8-year-old midfielder who played extremely well in The Blue shirt with clean passes or powerful long shots. However, the star has retired from his career to become a coach.

Lampard will succeed in helping Chelsea return to the golden age?

This season, Chelsea will be led by the club’s legend, Lampard. Chelsea’s new captain is smart, forward and special, he has a great love for Chelsea. So, he too understands the team’s play to make the most accurate decisions.

Although Lampard’s career is still young, his years of experience in the Premier League and his understanding of the team’s play. Hopefully, Lampard will be able to succeed and help Chelsea return to his golden age.




FIFA revealed the Top 10 Candidates to be the best player of the year (Part 2)

As for Ronaldo, despite being Juventus’ rookie last season, he has shown a high performance when he won the scudetto for the eighth time with the “Old Lady of Turin”. CR7 itself was also voted “Best Player of the Year Serie A season 2018/19” but he and Juve lost Ajax and Atalanta in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and the Italian National Cup.

Even so, Ronaldo was still able to shine for the Portuguese to win the UEFA Nations League (winning the Dutchman Van Dijk, De Ligt and De Jong in the final).

Unfortunate absences

Of the top 10 candidates selected by FIFA to compete for “The Best” this year, it is clear that there are no big stars such as Luka Modric, Antoine Griezmann, Neymar, Paul Pogba or Luis Suarez. But the most unfortunate of these are names like Allison Becker, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung Min, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.

Stars are forgotten by FIFA at this year’s “The Best” award

Modric won the “The Best 2018” award but did not have a chance to defend this title this year when he and Real Madrid played last year.


Allison won the title of “Golden Gloves” for the best goalkeeper in all three major leagues, the Premier League, the Champions League last season (with Liverpool European champions) and this year’s Copa America (contributing to helping Brazil. home championship). Eriksen and Son Heung Min played brightly to help Tottenham into the Champions League final and finish the top four Premier League.

Bernardo Silva is the best player in the UEFA Nations League (helping Portugal to win), he also joined Aguero and De Bruyne to make a big contribution to help City successfully defend the English Premier League against a fierce pursuit. of Liverpool until the last round of last season.

The votes from fans will be one of the factors that determine the title. Besides the ballot from the coach and captain of the national team, the prestigious journalist worldwide.

The awards ceremony will officially take place in Milan on September 23.