Football: A particularly eventful end to the season
The end of the season is approaching for the five major European championships and nothing is decided yet. The final phases of European competitions are in full swing and continue to bring their share of surprises and spectacle.
Manchester City and Liverpool are fiercely fighting for the English title. Meanwhile, AC Milan and Inter are battling, as in the good old days, for the top spots in Serie A. Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are already champions Germany and France, four days before the end of the competitions.
Back to the latest news that shakes the football planet.
Champions League semi-final
The two first leg semi-finals of the Champions League were held on April 26 and 27. Manchester City won the first game 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium against Real Madrid, at the end of an anthology match, during which Real seemed to bend, without ever breaking. Pep Guardiola’s players have come halfway. However, given the appearance of this first match, we can already say that the meeting in Madrid promises to be decisive.
A post-Madrid workout! #ManCity pic.twitter.com/vP1ctSeG4I
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 27, 2022
In the other meeting which opposed the Spaniards of Villarreal to Liverpool. The Reds took the lead in the second half to win the match 2 to 0. The English, dominating for the entirety of the meeting, take a serious option for the final of the competition. The Salah – Mané duo once again made their class and speed speak to disorient the Spanish defense. Villarreal, led by former PSG coach Unai Emery, was the surprise guest of this final square of the most prestigious of competitions.
Benzema continues to panic the counters
The French striker of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, is still panicking the counters. Another double in the Champions League this weekincluding a Panenka full of composure at the very end of the match, the centerpiece of Ancelotti’s squad seems unstoppable.
Karim @Benzema is having some season #UCL pic.twitter.com/ThCtZdmdd3
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 28, 2022
At almost 36, he is having the best season of his career.
Author of 44 goals this season (including 14 in the Champions League) and 14 assists, no striker is currently doing better than him in Europe. The Real striker begins to enter seriously into the discussions for the Ballon d’Or 2022.
The World Cup in Qatar in November is likely to be decisive.
Olympique de Marseille in the last four of the Europa League Conference
Our Olympians face Feyenoord Rotterdam tonight at 9pm at Stadion Feijenoord.
@M6 | @CanalplusSport#FEYOM #UECL pic.twitter.com/NXHJwYK5TW
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) April 28, 2022
Olympique de Marseille is the last French club still in contention in a European competition. Jorge Sampaoli’s players face the Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam in the semi-final of the Europa League Conference on Thursday April 28 at 9 p.m. The opportunity for the Marseillais to find a European final after the 2018 Europa League final loss to Atletico Madrid. In the other semi-final of this new European Cup, inaugurated this year, the English of Leicester face AS Roma of José Mourinho.
Erling Haaland would have met the leaders of Bayern Munich
The Bavarians have always announced that the price of the Norwegian nugget was not within their reach. Publicly, no interest, therefore for the star coveted by PSG, Real or Manchester City.
However, Erling Haaland would have met the sporting director of Bayern during the month of March to discuss the possibility of an arrival of the Norwegian striker. While Lewandowski’s extension continues to make people talk, Haaland’s future could unblock the situation and push the Polish towards a start.