Football

Germany Won Its First World Cup Qualifying Match With Iceland By 3-0

In an outstanding start to FIFFA World Cup Qualifiers, Germany won its first match with Iceland with 3-0 goals. It was the first match of Germany in 2021 and they made their mark at the beginning of the year. Germans will now play with Romania on March 29.

What does this victory mean for Joachim Low?

Joachim Low has announced that he would step down as head coach of Germany after summer’s Euros and as head coach, he had overseen 189 matches including 31 matches across three World Cup qualifying campaigns. And Germany wanted to give a memorable farewell to their world cup winning coach.

How the three goals were scored?

The first goal was quick within three minutes into the game when Joshua Kimmich jumped the ball over the Iceland defense to Serge Gnabry who played it back for Goretzka to score the first goal.

Kimmich again chipped in to pass the ball to Leroy Sane who was down the left and a fine shot by Sane was turned into the second goal in the seventh minute by Kai Havertz.

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Portugal Beats Azerbaijan 1-0 With Secret Hand From Azerbaijan

It was a rusty display of football by Portugal while playing their World Cup qualifier at home with Azerbaijan. Though they kept possession of the ball for maximum time and attempted a series of attacks, but couldn’t succeed. And the only goal they scored was due to the fault of Azerbaijan.

How did Portugal get its goal?

It came in the 37th minute when Maksim Medvedev entered to end a deadlock their goalkeeper was in and accidentally sent the ball into their own goal. The goalkeeper Shahrudin Mahammadaliyev who was stuck in the deadlock couldn’t even imagine in his dreams that their player will make this mistake.

How many opportunities did Portugal miss?

Portugal team made a total of 29 attempts at goal and out of which 14 shots hit the target but none resulted in a goal. Even their star player that is an all-time scorer Cristiano Ronaldo looked frustrated in the evening. He had eight attempts to the goal but none converted into a goal. In one attempt, he went closest to the goal during a late free-kick but Mahammadaliyev tripped that shot. … Read the rest

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona 1-6: See How The Seven Goals Were Scored

It was a thrilling performance by Barcelona that was playing under the Anoeta curse but it looked that the curse turned into a blessing for the Barca who scored 6 goals against 1 by Real Sociedad. 

The First Goal….

Barca got a breakthrough after an extended period of pressure from the host. In the 35th minute, Antoine Griezmann picked a rebound shot by Ousmane Dembélé saved a great shot by Jordi Alba but Antoine Griezmann to score the first goal of the match.

The Second Goal….

The match was in the 43rd minute when Lionel Messi played a perfect ball to Sergiño Dest who lost no time in scoring the second goal of the match.

The Third Goal….

In the 53rd minute, Jordi Alba gave a hurried shot to Dest to allow the American to score his second and the third goal for Barca.

The Fourth Goal….

In the 56th minute, Lionel Messi picked the ball from Busquets and shot it into the goalpost for his first and the fourth goal for Barca.

Goal Disallowed….

Ousmane Dembélé played a nice … Read the rest

Mislav Orsic Of Dinamo Zagreb Beat Tottenham Hotspur With 3-0 Hat Trick

Mislav Orsic shattered all hopes of Tottenham Hotspur of reaching the quarterfinals by striking a hat-trick on the Thursday match. Dinamo Zagreb won the match by 3-0 leaving the Spurs surprised at their ouster.

Where was Tottenham Hotspur standing in the league?

Jose Mourinho’s team had a 2-0 advantage from the first leg when they entered the second leg of the Europa League and were hoping to reach the quarterfinals. But Dinamo Zagreb proved to be a tough nut to crack despite the controversy surrounding their coach Zoran Mamic.

The first half of the match was tepid

There was no progress in the first 45 minutes of the game as the Spurs looked listless. Both the teams retired to their respective dressing rooms at the end of the first half. But there was some action on the part of the host in the second half. The Spurs found it difficult to check Mislav Orsic who scored three goals to give Dinamo Zagreb a clear lead over Tottenham Hotspur.

Was Mislav Orsic the real hero of the match?

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Why Was Zinedine Zidane All Praise For Midfielders Over Real’s 3-1 Win Over Atalanta?

Real Madrid’s sweeping victory over Atalanta made it easy for them to enter the quarterfinals of the competition. They were playing the second leg of their UEFA Championship League last-16 tie and they needed to win the match. And they did so by beating Atalanta with 3-1. It was a big feat for Real Madrid after 2018.

Midfielders did the job

Real players displayed excellent football but it was the midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos that were the real stars. Real manager Zinedine Zidane praised his midfield generals by calling Modric and Kroos the double pivot and said that they were phenomenal that night. He further said that Modric was 35 but he didn’t show that on the ground. The manager praised Modric as an exceptional player.

What did Modric say about his age?

The midfielder Modric said that he was 35 but he felt like he was only 27. He further said that one shouldn’t look at the age. It was all about how players perform on the ground, regardless of age. He was hungry for more, to continue playing at the highest … Read the rest

Barcelona V/s Huesca Was A Record Setting Match For Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi emerged as the star player for Barcelona in the Monday match against Huesca. He was part of Ronald Koeman’s starting XI but Koeman was proud of Messi and he even praised him for his game.

It was a record-setting night for both Messi and Barca….

Barca won the Monday match with Huesca with a decent 4-1 score that helped Barcelona reach a little closer to the La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. At 59 point, Barca is now four points behind Atletico. Also, it is the only unbeaten team in league play in Europe’s top-five leagues since 2021 began.

For Lionel Messi, it was a night of setting records. He scored two crucial goals to in the 13th and 90th minute. His first goal in the match was his 20th in the La Liga in his 13th season. With this goal, he became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to accomplish the feat.

Lionel Messi set another record of appearing in all competitions for the club with Barcelona legend Xavi at 767. Also, he got many appreciations and praises from his manager … Read the rest