Marseille Lending – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:16:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mact-asso.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default-150x150.png Marseille Lending – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ 32 32 Defender slammed for familiar flaws – ‘Arsenal are loaning him out because they’re not crazy’ https://mact-asso.org/defender-slammed-for-familiar-flaws-arsenal-are-loaning-him-out-because-theyre-not-crazy/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:16:29 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/defender-slammed-for-familiar-flaws-arsenal-are-loaning-him-out-because-theyre-not-crazy/ Nuno Tavares may have contributed with three goals for Marseille, but the loanee Arsenal defender is under increasing scrutiny in the south of France. The arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City this summer marked the end of Tavares at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta paid £32million for the Ukrainian look and immediately allowed Tavares to […]]]>

Nuno Tavares may have contributed with three goals for Marseille, but the loanee Arsenal defender is under increasing scrutiny in the south of France.

The arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City this summer marked the end of Tavares at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta paid £32million for the Ukrainian look and immediately allowed Tavares to move on.

Arteta, however, hasn’t sanctioned a permanent sale for the 22-year-old. Instead, Marseille were given the green light on a one-season loan deal. And Arteta hopes Tavares, who signed £8million from Benfica last summer, can develop like William Saliba.

Saliba had a successful spell with OM last season, while he also had loan spells with Nice and Saint-Etienne.

These loans certainly didn’t hurt Saliba. In fact, the 21-year-old is now one of the top names on the squad roster and he already has two goals to his name this season.

If Tavares can come back with something like the improvement shown by Saliba, then Arteta will be delighted. And going forward, the Portuguese starlet has been good.

Three goals from the left winger in the first four games was a good comeback. But the defensive side of his game that Arteta was so concerned about has already been exposed.

Defensively weak

Tavares threatened Rennes with a few shots on goal in the first half. But he was then caught defensively as he failed to keep up with his man allowing Rennes to take a 1-0 lead.

It is this defensive fragility that is highlighted in Ligue 1 and Tavares is starting to be criticized.

Stéphane Guy, journalist for RMC Sport, relayed by Marseille heart, said: “We are finding the limits of Alexis Sanchez. He did not play, or little, there were reasons. He will shine here and there it will make us say things, but overall he is not the striker that the supporters imagined at OM.

“It’s like Tavares. We have seen in recent weeks the limits of this player. We also saw his qualities, he has some, but if Arsenal lends him, it’s because he’s not crazy.

Development of Tavares

“What is obvious is that we have an OM Ligue 1 which is at the level, and then there is the Champions League which is another.

“It’s hard to question yourself in the league when you experience Champions League matches as they have experienced again this week. Once out of this Champions League, and it will be fast now, they will find their rhythm in Ligue 1. “

Tavares made 28 appearances last season. But with Kieran Tierney close to returning to full fitness and the arrival of Zinchenko, Arteta was able to let Tavares move on.

“It’s announced that it’s official and for Nuno’s development I think it’s going to be really important,” Arteta said in July.

“Obviously, we recruited Oleks to this position. And we also have Kieran who is two really very good and strong players in this position.

“We think Nuno’s best course was to do it.”

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Arsenal news LIVE: Emile Smith Rowe injury frustrates Arteta who picks Brentford construction manager of the month award https://mact-asso.org/arsenal-news-live-emile-smith-rowe-injury-frustrates-arteta-who-picks-brentford-construction-manager-of-the-month-award/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:37:12 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/arsenal-news-live-emile-smith-rowe-injury-frustrates-arteta-who-picks-brentford-construction-manager-of-the-month-award/ Dein’s Cole’s Apology Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has apologized to Ashley Cole for not doing more to keep him at the club. Cole was one of the highest-rated left-backs when he controversially left Arsenal for London rivals Chelsea in 2006. “His contract was renegotiated and we didn’t offer him the right kind of money […]]]>

Dein’s Cole’s Apology

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has apologized to Ashley Cole for not doing more to keep him at the club.

Cole was one of the highest-rated left-backs when he controversially left Arsenal for London rivals Chelsea in 2006.

“His contract was renegotiated and we didn’t offer him the right kind of money and in the meantime Chelsea did.

“And then there was this clandestine meeting. I got a call one day from a reporter from the News of the World at the time.

“He said ‘we have a hot story in the press that your player Ashley Cole is actually signed by Chelsea, I think you should come see us’.

“So I went to their office and they showed a signed statement from a waiter in a restaurant, in a hotel where Cole was meeting Chelsea.

“He was an Arsenal fan, the waiter, clearly, and he told the News of the World the story and it broke on the spot. That was really the end of that.

“It was a big shame because Ashley was a local, he was an Arsenal boy, and I regret we didn’t do enough at the time to keep him at the club.

“It was also at the time of the construction of the stadium and the financing, tensions were raging over how we were going to finance the new stadium and we were watching every penny.

“As a result, we didn’t do enough to keep him and I regret that in hindsight. So Ashley, if you’re listening, I’m sorry.”

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“Wherever you knock, I arrive” – ​​Rolling Stone https://mact-asso.org/wherever-you-knock-i-arrive-rolling-stone/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:44:24 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/wherever-you-knock-i-arrive-rolling-stone/ BROOKWOOD, ALABAMA— Tom Morello is used to playing arenas, and now that Rage Against the Machine has returned to life as a touring unit, he’s spent the last few months rocking in front of oversized crowds with a full show and many bells and whistles. It’s business as usual for him, but yesterday Morello found […]]]>

BROOKWOOD, ALABAMA— Tom Morello is used to playing arenas, and now that Rage Against the Machine has returned to life as a touring unit, he’s spent the last few months rocking in front of oversized crowds with a full show and many bells and whistles. It’s business as usual for him, but yesterday Morello found himself in a very different environment, playing for a very different audience, for a cause close to his heart. He was there to show his support for the 1,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), who were striking at the Warrior Met Coal in Alabama since April 1, 2021, and who have endured month after month hardship, uncertainty and violence from a Wall Street-backed corporation that seems determined to starve them. Eighteen months into their grueling battle with coal bosses, the miners are still holding the line, but are in desperate need of Support. After Morello caught wind of their struggle through a hazardous Twitter exchange with UMWA, he made a few calls, grabbed his guitar, and hopped on a plane.

Brookwood is a long way from Los Angeles, but even before the rally began, it was clear that Morello — a workers’ rights advocate who grew up in a mining town and is proud to be a member of not one, but two unions – felt like home. He’s no stranger to a picket line or a protest, and has been a pro-union voice for decades. The rocker dropped by the strike pantry earlier in the day to help pack bags of groceries and visited striking miners on the picket line, listening intently to their stories as the breakers’ trucks strike rumbled. When the rally began at 6 p.m., it was greeted by a wall of union-brand camouflage clothing; instead of a mosh pit, the evening ended with a prayer. Admission was free, as were the 800 hot dogs that the ladies’ auxiliary had painstakingly prepared as refreshments for the evening.

As he stood on the rickety wooden stage that had been hastily erected in front of the union hall earlier in the day, Morello surveyed the hundreds of coal miners, retirees and their families who had sprawled into the grass in front of him, and smiled. . “My name is Tom Morello and I am a trade unionist!” he roared, unleashing a half-hour of acoustic fury that saw him release several originals (including the very apt “Union Song” and “Hold the Line”) as well as covers of the haunting ode. Steve Earle’s coal mines “The Mountain,” which he was performing live for the very first time, and a rousing rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” that saw him invite a dozen miners on stage to help him shout the chorus. This last moment of joyful and sweaty togetherness made it clear that even if there was a real rock star among them, everyone knew it was not about him that night. It was about them.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

What brought you to Brookwood, Alabama tonight?
I’m here specifically because I tweeted something about a strike or my support for labor more generally and then a gentleman involved with the United Mine Workers in that Alabama strike retweeted me and said, “Hey sir, I’m so interested in the labor movement, we’ve been on strike for over 500 days. Why don’t you come to Alabama? I retaliated and said, “OK! “It’s honestly super easy. If you have a strike that I can participate in and no children’s football game prevents me from doing so, I will come!

The big picture is that I am a longtime supporter of radical working class movements, and United Mine Workers have inspired me for decades. I am a member of the Los Angeles Musicians Local 47 and the Industrial Workers of the World, and I firmly believe that the best chance we have of overthrowing injustice is through working class solidarity. And here, where people have sacrificed so much and put their families and their lives and their well-being on the line for a year and a half, this is a place where I can definitely take a few days of my life to go and play some songs for help put some steel in the spine on the picket line and roll up the sails of the strike if I can.

You have a personal connection here too; as you mentioned on stage, your family were coal miners and you come from a small mining town.
The Morellos were coal miners. My great-grandfather, Quinto Morello, and his four brothers came from Italy to mine coal in central Illinois; they landed in Marseilles, and worked all their lives in the Marseilles mine. The stories that filtered down through the generations were that these guys got up in the morning before sunrise, went into the mines, worked their 12, 13, 14 hour shift and got out of the mine after the sun. had come down. Throughout their working lives, they never saw the sun and never knew their children, because they worked seven days a week and spent their whole lives toiling underground, because they had no no union to defend. them and to help them defend themselves. This is one of the reasons why I have always been a passionate union activist and why a coal miners’ union strike is of particular interest to me.

And yet, as we see with this strike, with these workers trying so hard to carve out a decent life for themselves and their families, so little has changed in these mines.
Whatever rights and protections exist, it is because of unions and because people have sacrificed and fought in the past, just like these Alabama United Mine Workers are sacrificing and striking now. It’s just one more link in the chain. The dynamics are the same. It is the insistence on the supremacy of capital that holds them back. The bosses have spent 10 times more to break up the union than they could have spent to accede to the legitimate demands of the strikers. The idea is that they will not submit to alternative power in the workplace. They must be the sole decision makers of what workers’ lives are like, and they will use misinformation, and they will use the press and they will use the courts and the legislature and all their power and prestige and underhanded tactics to undermine the demands workers.

A few things I heard over and over again was one that these miners are not going to give up; this mine has been devastating to them, it’s been devastating to their families, and they’ll hold on forever, if that’s what it takes to win. And that’s very inspiring, because they’re not just doing it for themselves. And two, that this is a historic moment in the labor movement; since Striketober, we’ve seen a rising tide of labor militancy in the United States that we haven’t seen in generations. The outrageous change of time in the organization of Amazon, in the organization of Starbucks, of young people recognizing that through solidarity and unions, they have a chance to transform their lot – not just their lives, but their society – is very, very real. We were right on the picket line in front of one of the coal mines, watching the scabs move the coal, and a guy who had been working for four years was in tears. He is destroyed by this, but he is committed to fight until the end. Another who had worked for about 37 years said, “I wanted to retire, but I’m in this until we win. He said, “Look, I’m not a radical, but I just want a decent life for my family. I said, “That’s the most radical thing in the world to want.”

Right now, right here, we have over a thousand multi-racial, multi-gender blue-collar workers in the Deep South who have been fighting a Wall Street-backed corporation — an old enemy of yours — for nearly two years. It should be headlines everywhere. Why isn’t it?
That’s a great question, why isn’t it? It’s a modern David versus Goliath story, where you have these multinational corporations, hypermillionaires doing their best to eradicate a working class movement from Alabama. I think one of the most powerful things that was said [tonight] by the head of the union was that everyone on the other side of the bargaining table was millionaires. I was there today when they were putting bags together so the kids wouldn’t starve; it’s on one side, and on the other, the owners of the company who make the decisions on how to deal with the union, have three or four houses in the Hamptons, one or two yachts. It is a heroic struggle of the American working class that everyone should support.

And here’s the thing: United Mine Workers is no joke, man. They have been the sledgehammer of workers’ rights for 100 years, from the West to West Virginia. They won’t be threatened, they won’t be intimidated in court or on picket lines, and they’re very, very inspiring to me. I’m glad I came to play some songs for them.

As Wobbly yourself, it probably feels good to be here with Mother Jones‘ friends.
Yeah, Mother Jones didn’t start until I was 60, I started a little earlier! But as I said, my ancestors were miners. Wherever you knock, I come.

Is it a promise or a threat?
It depends on which side of the picket line you are on.

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Sporting 2-0 Tottenham: Spurs slide to first Champions League defeat of the season https://mact-asso.org/sporting-2-0-tottenham-spurs-slide-to-first-champions-league-defeat-of-the-season/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:34:25 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/sporting-2-0-tottenham-spurs-slide-to-first-champions-league-defeat-of-the-season/ Antonio Conte reportedly glanced at his watch in the last minute and thought, “I’ll take this.” At the time, it was zero goals and Tottenham left Lisbon with a precious Champions League point. Three minutes later, referee Srdjan Jovanovic had blown full time with Tottenham on their knees after a 2-0 loss. How did it […]]]>

Antonio Conte reportedly glanced at his watch in the last minute and thought, “I’ll take this.” At the time, it was zero goals and Tottenham left Lisbon with a precious Champions League point.

Three minutes later, referee Srdjan Jovanovic had blown full time with Tottenham on their knees after a 2-0 loss. How did it happen?

Even by Tottenham standards, it was an implosion of epic proportions as Sporting, thanks to two substitutes, scored twice in the dying seconds to snatch a euphoric victory.

Tottenham suffered their first loss of the season after losing 2-0 to Sporting Lisbon

Arthur Gomes (#33) came off the bench and seconds later put the game to bed for Sporting

Arthur Gomes (#33) came off the bench and seconds later put the game to bed for Sporting

Gomes is mobbed by his Sporting team-mates after doubling the lead in stoppage time

Gomes is mobbed by his Sporting team-mates after doubling the lead in stoppage time

Ivan Perisic puts on a dejected face as the Portuguese side celebrate a famous win over Spurs

Ivan Perisic puts on a dejected face as the Portuguese side celebrate a famous win over Spurs

MATCH DATA AND PLAYER RATINGS

SPORTS LISBON (3-4-3): Adam 7.5; Ignacio 7, Coates 7, Reis 7; Porro 7.5, Morita 7 (Alexandropoulous 71), Ugarte 7, Santos 7 (Esgaio 90); Trincao 6.5 (Paulinho 76), Edwards 8.5 (Gomes 90), Goncalves 7.5.

Unused subtitles: Israel, Paulo, Rochinha, Issahaku, Marsa, Nazinho.

Reserve: Morita, Reis

Goals: Paulinho (90), Arthur Gomes (90+3)

Coach: Amorim – 8

TOTTENHAM (3-4-2-1): Loris 6; Romero 6.5, Dier 6.5, Davies 6.5; Emerson 6.5, Hojbjerg 6.5, Bentancur 7, Perisic 7; Son 6 (Kulusevski 72), Kane 6, Richarlison 6.5.

Unused subtitles: Forster, Doherty, Sanchez, Gil, Sessegnon, Spence, Tanganga, Llenglet, Bissouma, White.

Reserve: Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur.

Coach: Antonio Conte – 6.5

Arbitrator: Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia) – 6.5

Player of the game: Marcus Edwards (Sporting Lisbon)

Venue: Jose Alvalade Stadium

Presence: 39,899

First, in the 90th minute, Paulinho looked home with a brilliant header from Pedro Goncalves’ corner to drive the Jose Alvalade stadium crazy. Then, in the 93rd minute, Artur Gomes, introduced in added time, scored a marvelous solo effort to lift the roof here in the Portuguese capital.

Conte swallowed his water bottle in complete shock. Who could blame him?

In many ways, with the exception of the late capitulation, it was as textbook a Champions League away performance as you will find.

Tottenham fought their way through most of this clash quite comfortably. Yes, there were a few bumps and scrapes along the way.

But, for the most part, Tottenham were in control after pulling the sting out of a game that had a banana peel written all over it.

Indeed, when the Spurs boss looks back on that brutal night, he will conclude that it should never have come to this.

Tottenham had plenty of opportunities to get the tie stitched long before Sporting’s late show.

But – as Conte said – they were forced to “pay” for their debauchery.

This is in no way to discredit Sporting’s contribution; they were organized and well trained, more so than defending against their Premier League opponents.

Indeed, in Marcus Edwards – the former Tottenham academy product who is now reinvigorating his career in Portugal – Sporting had the best striker on the pitch.

Nice control, super balance – a deadly threat. A run at the end of the first half that saw her bamboozle Eric Dier twice and Ben Davies was poetry in motion.

Paulinho gave Sporting the lead in the 90th minute with a superb header from a corner

Paulinho gave Sporting the lead in the 90th minute with a superb header from a corner

Paulinho walks away in celebration after finally breaking game deadlock very late

Paulinho walks away in celebration after finally breaking game deadlock very late

Spurs players are dejected after conceding Sporting's first goal in the 90th minute

Spurs players are dejected after conceding Sporting’s first goal in the 90th minute

Paulinho celebrates with his Sporting team-mates after snatching three points from Spurs

Paulinho celebrates with his Sporting team-mates after snatching three points from Spurs

You can see why Mauricio Pochettino compared him to Lionel Messi.

Equally, you can see why his current manager Ruben Amorim thinks Edwards can break into England’s senior setup.

At 23, the striker has his best years ahead of him. On this projection, you imagine he won’t be in the Portuguese league for too long.

Likewise, it surely won’t be long before Gareth Southgate travels to Lisbon to witness it for himself.

Edwards’ attacking instinct is carefully harnessed by young Sporting manager Ruben Amorim, who himself is attracting admiring glances from elsewhere.

Harry Kane stares at the ground after watching his side concede twice in stoppage time

Harry Kane stares at the ground after watching his side concede twice in stoppage time

Eric Dier applauds away support but defeat on return to former club Sporting

Eric Dier applauds away support but defeat on return to former club Sporting

Many were surprised that the 37-year-old was linked as a potential successor to Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea last week.

The next time he positions himself next to a Premier League role, it won’t be as surprising after that landmark night.

But it was Edwards who drew attention on the pitch; the Englishman at the heart of Sporting’s best passages.

The Portuguese side’s first chance was the product of Edwards’ well-weighted pass into the path of Francisco Trincao, which allowed the latter to see his low shot saved by Hugo Lloris.

But from then on, Edwards’ magical stint aside, Spurs were cool and collected.

Richarlison rounded the Sporting goalkeeper in the first half to put the ball in the net

Richarlison rounded the Sporting goalkeeper in the first half to put the ball in the net

But the goal was correctly ruled out for offside and the game was goalless at half-time

But the goal was correctly ruled out for offside and the game was goalless at half-time

Kane came within inches of breaking the deadlock for Spurs but was unable to score

Kane came within inches of breaking the deadlock for Spurs but couldn’t score

Richarlison squandered a decent chance, before Emerson Royal found himself deep in Sporting’s penalty area to pump up his lines at the crucial moment.

Tottenham had the ball in the net in the 42nd minute but Richarlison’s effort was correctly ruled out for offside.

Royal and Harry Kane were both denied by Antonio Adan early in the second half as Spurs searched for the goal their play probably deserved.

At this point, Sporting were out of steam. But that said, their manager Amorim’s preaching that his team would be ‘competitive’ was coming true.

Every tackle or interception was cheered vehemently by the home support almost as if they had just scored.

Spurs academy graduate Marcus Edwards (right) was a constant thorn in his former club's squad

Spurs academy graduate Marcus Edwards (right) was a constant thorn in his former club’s squad

Edwards came close to scoring a Messi-style goal at half-time but was denied by Lloris

Edwards came close to scoring a Messi-style goal at half-time but was denied by Lloris

Conte snagged Son Heung-min, who once again looked like the shadow of last season’s Golden Boot winner, in place of Dejan Kulusevski in the 72nd minute in search of the goal his side probably deserved.

The Tottenham boss warned Son that his place in the squad was no longer guaranteed on Monday night. After that – his eighth game without a goal – you imagine Son will feel the heat.

Kulusevski had an almost immediate impact, his cross narrowly headed by Richarlison in the 75th minute.

It looked to everyone like Tottenham would leave Portugal with a point, although Lloris made an excellent save to deny Pedro Porro in the closing stages.

But then it all turned a bit, well, ‘Spursy’ – as second-half substitutes Paulinho and Artur sent the home fans off to dreamland.

Scroll down to relive Sportsmail’s live blog as it happened during the Champions League clash between Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham.

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Joey Barton joins Marseille fans to watch the Tottenham match https://mact-asso.org/joey-barton-joins-marseille-fans-to-watch-the-tottenham-match/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 15:48:12 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/joey-barton-joins-marseille-fans-to-watch-the-tottenham-match/ He only spent a year in Marseille – on loan during the 2012/2013 season from QPR – but Marseille fans have fond memories of Joey Barton. The former footballer and current Bristol Rovers manager watched the Champions League game between his former side and Tottenham in a rather peculiar way. Barton, who was attending the […]]]>

He only spent a year in Marseille – on loan during the 2012/2013 season from QPR – but Marseille fans have fond memories of Joey Barton. The former footballer and current Bristol Rovers manager watched the Champions League game between his former side and Tottenham in a rather peculiar way. Barton, who was attending the European game with his son, bumped into several Marseille fans at a pub near the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The former England player, wearing a Marseille ultras jersey (“Virage Sud Marseille”), walked to the stadium surrounded by supporters and watched the game from the outside stand, just in front of the Marseille ultras banner .

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Joey Barton, former player of Olympique de Marseille, went to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with supporters of the Marseille team.Andrew Matthews – PA ImagesGetty

Spurs beat Marseille

During the match, the former Marseille player was spotted taking pictures of his son with club supporters. However, the win went Tottenham’s way. The Bristol Rovers coach felt very supported by the Olympian fans throughout the game, for which he wanted to thank them on social networks. “Thank you to the supporters of Olympique de Marseille. The best. Thanks to you, my son and I feel welcome. Always in my heart. Go OM,” Barton wrote on his Instagram account, along with several videos and photos on the way to and inside the stadium.

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Champions League Team of the Week: Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski lead https://mact-asso.org/champions-league-team-of-the-week-kylian-mbappe-and-robert-lewandowski-lead/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 18:52:28 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/champions-league-team-of-the-week-kylian-mbappe-and-robert-lewandowski-lead/ There really is no such thing as the UEFA Champions League. Heavyweights collide wherever you have traveled the timeline. Lots of accolades across the continent, a hat-trick sprinkled in Barcelona and there are as many inquiries as there are celebrations… we’re looking at you, Liverpool. Thus, after the first round of group matches, which makes […]]]>

There really is no such thing as the UEFA Champions League.

Heavyweights collide wherever you have traveled the timeline. Lots of accolades across the continent, a hat-trick sprinkled in Barcelona and there are as many inquiries as there are celebrations… we’re looking at you, Liverpool.

Thus, after the first round of group matches, which makes Sportsmail’s The team of the week in the Champions League?

Manchester City have set up an attack clinic in Sevilla for the first round of fixtures

GOALKEEPER

Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)

People were quick to jump on the Italian for being responsible for Juventus’ goal, but looking at the game as a whole, he played a key role in ensuring PSG secured this victory.

In the first half he made a remarkable save from close range to deny a header from Arkadiusz Milik, and at 2-1 in the second he was again called upon to stop Dusan Vlahovic’s descending header through the box of repair.

Donnarumma is extremely talented but the knives are already out for him. Opponents seem to have made up their minds, but his crucial stops are hard to dispute.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (right) is heavily scrutinized by PSG fans but made two key saves

Gianluigi Donnarumma (right) is heavily scrutinized by PSG fans but made two key saves

DEFENDERS

Joao Cancelo (Man City)

For anyone who has seen anything from Manchester City in recent seasons, Joao Cancelo playing well has long since ceased to make headlines.

But that performance in Sevilla was very impressive, even by his high standards.

The full-back had 105 touches, won 100% of his tackles and finished with an 89% accuracy rate.

Add in two that he produced two clearances, two key passes and two assists on a night that ended 4-0.

He’s right up there with Acraf Hakimi as the most talented full-back in the world.

Joao Cancelo (right) was fabulous against Sevilla, ending the night with two assists

Joao Cancelo (right) was fabulous against Sevilla, ending the night with two assists

Ruben Dias (Man City)

Rock solid at the back and capped off by his first Champions League goal for Man City… not a bad night’s work for Ruben Dias.

City have rarely been threatened and Dias deserves credit for orchestrating the backline.

Sevilla have been limited to just one shot on target and that defensive nastiness, alongside a new centre-back partner in Manuel Akanji, bodes well for the rest of the competition.

Tougher tests lie ahead, including a trip to Dortmund to face the yellow wall, but you struggle to find centre-backs who have the full game just like Dias.

Ruben Dias is the base Man City rely on and he added the fourth goal in the rout

Ruben Dias is the base Man City rely on and he added the fourth goal in the rout

Calvin Bassey (Ajax)

Talk about the height of the occasion.

Calvin Bassey, against his former side, producing an assist and helping deliver a clean sheet on his Champions League debut.

Bassey hardly took a wrong foot all night.

His passing accuracy was 97%, completing 142 of 146 attempted passes.

Eight digs highlight his ability on the other side of the ball and Ajax, as Rangers know all too well, have picked up a gem in the 22-year-old.

Calvin Bassey looks like a brilliant deal for Ajax after leaving Rangers

Calvin Bassey looks like a brilliant deal for Ajax after leaving Rangers

Alex Grimaldo (Benfica)

My word, what a goal Alex Grimaldo scored to seal a 2-0 win for Benfica.

He picked it up on the left, wandered inside and from 25 yards just fired a looping shot into the top corner. Exceptional.

It was as dominant a performance as any in the first round of matches.

A goal and an assist in Benfica’s 2-0 win, a clean sheet to go with it and four of his eight victories.

No one knows how Grimaldo was kept out of the clutches of Premier League clubs…

Clubs outside Portugal will have to pay more attention to left-back Alex Grimaldo (right)

Clubs outside Portugal will have to pay more attention to left-back Alex Grimaldo (right)

MIDFIELDS

Marian Shved (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Here’s a name a few might have anticipated to take the top spot in midfield in the Team of the Week, but it’s impossible to argue with.

Marian Shved, in his first Champions League start for Shakhtar, produced a two-goal performance as man of the match.

His spell at Celtic in 2019 never went as he would have hoped, but it was a dream start to life with the Ukrainians as one of six players to win a Matchday One double.

Keep it up and Shakhtar may have some work to do to convince him to stick to the five-year contract he signed earlier this month.

Marian Shved produced a man of the match display as Shakhtar Donetsk beat RB Leipzig

Marian Shved produced a man of the match display as Shakhtar Donetsk beat RB Leipzig

Piotr Zielinski (Napoli)

Bulldozing Liverpool is no small feat and Napoli can thank Piotr Zielinski for playing a key role in the midfield engine room.

To complement the two goals he scored in the 4-1 loss, Zielinski proved to be the heartbeat of Luciano Spalletti’s side and clearly overcame any grievances over a potential Premier League switch this summer .

Two goals, one assist and 86% passing accuracy indicate a near-perfect display.

If Napoli dance to the tune of Zielinski’s drum, they can make noise beyond just Group A’s outing.

A fabulous footballer in full flight.

Piotr Zielinski is the heartbeat of the Napoli team and his brace showed he was also a goal threat

Piotr Zielinski is the heartbeat of the Napoli team and his brace showed he was also a goal threat

Marcus Edwards (Sporting Lisbon)

Once dubbed the ‘mini Messi’ at Tottenham by Mauricio Pochettino, it was perhaps a wise move when Marcus Edwards stepped away from the spotlight to focus solely on his football in Portugal.

He is now reaping the rewards with a goal and an assist in Sporting Lisbon’s 3-0 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt.

In net in Germany, Edwards became the fifth different Englishman to score a Champions League goal for a non-British club since 2018-19.

Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham did it for Borussia Dortmund, Fikayo Tomori for AC Milan and Angel Gomes for Lille.

In a group that many expect to see Tottenham win, an old flame could still come back to burn them.

Marcus Edwards (left) was patient on his climb to the top, but he's here and thriving now

Marcus Edwards (left) was patient on his climb to the top, but he’s here and thriving now

RIGGING

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

There are no more superlatives for him, frankly.

Say what you will about the power he wields behind the scenes at PSG, but there can be little criticism of what he produces on the pitch in the biggest games.

In the first 45 minutes against Juventus he had two shots on target and two goals, both outrageously good finishes on the volley.

Add to that he won 3/4 duels on the ground and had 91% passing accuracy, it was almost perfect.

His quality is so good that you can argue that he is the best striker in world football.

Kylian Mbappe can credibly make the case that he's the best in the world right now

Kylian Mbappe can credibly make the case that he’s the best in the world right now

Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)

Player of the week, hands down.

Yes, it’s Viktoria Plzen. Yes, they are expected to finish last in the group.

But Champions League hat-tricks are no small feat and so let’s not take anything away from Robert Lewandowski.

He topped it all off with a superb effort curled into the bottom corner, just to underscore how good he is. Bordering on unfair most of the time.

His latest hat-trick puts him third among all-time Champions League top scorers with 89, behind Lionel Messi (125) and Cristiano Ronaldo (140).

At this rate, he will reach his century sooner rather than later.

Robert Lewandowski proved age is just a number with his latest hat-trick in Europe

Robert Lewandowski proved age is just a number with his latest hat-trick in Europe

Richarlison (Tottenham)

One word: match winner.

Tottenham huffed and huffed in the second half with little joy. Marseille were down to 10 and defending admirably, until it came down to scoring Richarlison in the air and there was only one winner.

The Brazilian was eager to score his first goal since his £50million move from Everton. You could see in recent performances how eager he was to get rid of the monkey.

Well, consider that long gone with this late show.

Four shots, two on target, two goals. Tottenham 2-0 Marseilles. Work done.

A night that the Brazilian will never forget.

Richarlison (left) left it late to spare Spurs blushing with a brace against Marseille at 10

Richarlison (left) left it late to spare Spurs blushing with a brace against Marseille at 10

NOTABLE MENTIONS: Haaland, Dembele, Reyna

It seems unfair to have left out this trio given their incredible impacts throughout the first day.

Two goals for Erling Haaland in the 4-0 rout of Sevilla. Two assists for Ousmane Dembele in the 5-1 thrashing against Plzen. Two assists for Giovanni Reyna, after replacing Thorgan Hazard.

But all three ran into arguments that were hard to dissuade.

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Brilliant Banda propels Zambia to big win https://mact-asso.org/brilliant-banda-propels-zambia-to-big-win/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 17:31:33 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/brilliant-banda-propels-zambia-to-big-win/ FORWARD Barbra Banda scored five goals as Zambia qualified for the semi-finals of the 2022 Hollywoodbets Cosafa Women’s Championship with a resounding 7-0 win over Lesotho at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Madibaz Stadium on Sunday. Banda was deadly in front of goal as she took her tally in the tournament to seven in just two games […]]]>

FORWARD Barbra Banda scored five goals as Zambia qualified for the semi-finals of the 2022 Hollywoodbets Cosafa Women’s Championship with a resounding 7-0 win over Lesotho at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Madibaz Stadium on Sunday.

Banda was deadly in front of goal as she took her tally in the tournament to seven in just two games to lead the goalscoring charts.

Evarine Katongo and Siomala Mapepa also scored for the Copper Queens, who underscored their status as pre-tournament favorites, having brought with them many of the players who won them bronze at the recent African Cup of Nations. Women’s Nations.

They have secured a place in the semi-finals so can relax in their final pool game against Eswatini on Tuesday.

Ivone Kooper scored a brace for Namibia as they beat Eswatini 5-1, including an excellent opener as she lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box.

It was 2-0 midway through the first half when Memory Ngonda beat Eswatini keeper Gcinile Dlamini at the near post.

Eswatini pulled a goal back just before half-time when Sisanda Ndzinisa drilled the ball deep just inside the box. But Namibia scored three more times in the second half when Kooper added their second, and three minutes later Veweziwa Kotjipati added a fourth.

Zenatha Coleman had missed a penalty earlier in the half but the second round was converted from 12 yards out after having another late opportunity.

The action continues on Monday with the second round of Group C matches as defending champions Tanzania look to secure back-to-back wins when they take on Botswana at Madibaz Stadium (3:30 p.m. CAT). This will be preceded by a clash between Malawi and Comoros (12:00 CAT), who both need to win to stay in contention for a place in the semi-finals.

The best news for local fans is that game tickets are FREE! They can be collected from SASOL outlets in Summerstrand, Disa, Motherwell and Standford Road.

All matches will be shown live on www.cosafa.tv and FIFA+, and will also be available on SuperSport, with selected matches to be shown on SABC. You can also follow the action at www.cosafa.com and on our official Twitter and Facebook pages.

SUNDAY RESULTS Group B Namibia 5 (Kooper 22′, 70′, Ngonda 25′, Kotjipati 74′, Coleman 90’pen) Eswatini 1 (Ndzinisa 45′) Zambia 7 (Banda 11′, 30′, 49′, 53′ , 57′, Katongo 45′, Mapepa 67′) Lesotho 0

MONDAY MEETING Group C

12:00 p.m. (10:00 GMT) – Malawi vs Comoros – Madibaz Stadium 3:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. GMT) – Botswana vs Tanzania – Madibaz Stadium. – cosafa.com

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How to watch Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Premier League Matchday 6 streaming, TV schedule https://mact-asso.org/how-to-watch-manchester-city-vs-aston-villa-premier-league-matchday-6-streaming-tv-schedule/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 22:29:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/how-to-watch-manchester-city-vs-aston-villa-premier-league-matchday-6-streaming-tv-schedule/ Manchester City visit Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday September 3 (03/09/2022) in a match between opposing teams in the Premier League start-of-season standings. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa is a highlight of the first day of Matchweek 6 and will air at 12.30pm ET on NBC and Universo. It can be streamed live […]]]>

Manchester City visit Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday September 3 (03/09/2022) in a match between opposing teams in the Premier League start-of-season standings.

Manchester City vs. Aston Villa is a highlight of the first day of Matchweek 6 and will air at 12.30pm ET on NBC and Universo. It can be streamed live on DirecTV streams, fuboTV and other live television services. It is one of the 10 matches scheduled for the day from Saturday to Sunday, September 4. Full schedule below.

The story of the season couldn’t be more different for these two teams heading into the weekend. Manchester City find themselves in a familiar spot near the top of the table, with a 4-1-0 record leaving them in second place behind only unbeaten Arsenal. Aston Villa, meanwhile, are in 19th place with an abysmal 1-0-4 record.

Nathan Ake and Jack Grealish are fit and ready to return to action for Manchester City, but Kalvin Phillips, who has missed Manchester City’s last two games, is still in doubt.

Here is the full schedule for day six. Every hour ET.

Saturday September 3

Sunday September 4

Manchester City v Aston Villa can be streamed for free with DirecTV streams, fuboTV, Sling Where YouTube Television through a free trial.

Cable subscribers can also connect to NBCSports.com with their cable credentials to enjoy a free live stream of the game.

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DraftKings has Manchester City as -320 favorites to win, while Aston Villa has long odds at +850.

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Story by The Associated Press

The Merseyside Derby kicks off an eight-game Premier League schedule. Everton are winless in the league and host Liverpool early in the game. Transfer Deadline Day Signatures Idrissa Gana Gueye and James Garner are available for Everton but new Liverpool midfielder Arthur Melo is awaiting international clearance. Aston Villa welcomes Manchester City to the last drink. Steven Gerrard’s side have lost three league games in a row. City’s Erling Haaland leads the league with nine goals, including consecutive hat-tricks. Chelsea were active in the transfer market – spending $280m – but new striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be available when West Ham visit Stamford Bridge, although new defender Wesley Fofana will be. Remaining in London, Brentford host Leeds while Fulham visit Tottenham. Elsewhere, Newcastle host Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest host Bournemouth and Southampton visit Wolverhampton.

SPAIN

Real Madrid and Real Betis meet in a showdown between the only teams in the league with a perfect start. Madrid return to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium after asking to play their first three matches on the road so that renovations to the venue can continue. Another top game will pit a Barcelona continuing their momentum against a Sevilla who are surprisingly yet to win. Atlético Madrid, after two victories and a defeat, visits Real Sociedad.

ITALY

AC Milan will be looking to bounce back in the best possible way from a lackluster midweek draw, with victory over City and title rivals Inter Milan in the highly anticipated Derby della Madonnina. Romelu Lukaku will again be out for Inter as he recovers from a muscle problem, but fellow Belgian Charles De Ketelaere is set to start for Milan, who could also debut American defender Sergiño Dest. Milan are one of six unbeaten teams in Serie A. Two of the others, Lazio and Napoli, face each other in Rome. Juventus are also unbeaten and travel to bitter rivals Fiorentina, who have failed to score in their previous four matches.

FRANCE

Neymar is on a hot streak and is looking to score eight goals in six games for league leaders Paris Saint-Germain on his trip to Nantes. PSG’s MNM strike force of Lionel Messi-Neymar-Kylian Mbappe has scored 15 of PSG’s 21 league goals. The new Marseille look of coach Igor Tudor heads to promoted Auxerre with the best defense in the league. In the game the other day, unbeaten Lyon host Angers, who are struggling in 19th place and have conceded 12 goals.

GERMANY

Bayern Munich and Union Berlin face off 2v3 in the capital. Both are undefeated heading into the fifth round. Bayern are unbeaten in their last eight games against Union in all competitions. But the Union’s confidence was renewed by the longest unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga – 11 matches, with nine wins and two draws. The Union’s last defeat dates back to March against Bayern by 4-0. Union responded with counterattacks and being clinical. Top-flight Freiburg have a chance to add Bayer Leverkusen to their list of losers alongside Augsburg, Stuttgart and Bochum. German Under-20 midfielder Merlin Röhl has arrived from third division club Ingolstadt to lend a helping hand. Meanwhile, Leverkusen have signed Callum Hudson-Odoi on loan from Chelsea and he is set to make his debut. Leverkusen finally won last weekend, in Mainz 3-0, at the expense of Mitchel Bakker and Piero Hincapie, expelled and then suspended this weekend.

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Leicester City are in talks to secure Moroccan midfielder Amine Harit from Schalke on loan https://mact-asso.org/leicester-city-are-in-talks-to-secure-moroccan-midfielder-amine-harit-from-schalke-on-loan/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 23:00:38 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/leicester-city-are-in-talks-to-secure-moroccan-midfielder-amine-harit-from-schalke-on-loan/ Leicester are in talks with Schalke over a loan deal for Moroccan midfielder Amine Harit… with the Bundesliga club keen to offload players for financial reasons Leicester City are in talks to loan Schalke midfielder Amine Harit The Moroccan looks set to leave the Bundesliga club as he offloads players Schalke consider Sepp van der […]]]>

Leicester are in talks with Schalke over a loan deal for Moroccan midfielder Amine Harit… with the Bundesliga club keen to offload players for financial reasons

  • Leicester City are in talks to loan Schalke midfielder Amine Harit
  • The Moroccan looks set to leave the Bundesliga club as he offloads players
  • Schalke consider Sepp van der Berg loan themselves

Leicester City are in talks with Schalke to sign midfielder Amine Harit on loan.

The 25-year-old, who was born in France but plays international football for Morocco, spent last season on loan at Marseille.

At the French club, he scored four goals and made five assists in 23 league matches.

Amine Harit could leave Schalke in the Bundesliga to join Leicester City on loan

He is likely to leave Schalke because the Bundesliga outfit are keen to offload players for financial reasons – although the Foxes are currently only investigating a loan deal.

Harit hasn’t played for Schalke so far this season.

Harit’s versatility means he could be used by Brendan Rodgers in a number 10 role or as a wide player.

Harit was part of Morocco’s squad at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but hasn’t featured in any of their three matches.

Schalke are believed to want Dutch defender Sepp van der Berg on loan from Liverpool

Schalke are believed to want Dutch defender Sepp van der Berg on loan from Liverpool

Meanwhile, Schalke are in talks to sign Liverpool centre-back Sepp van den Berg, 20, on loan.

The Dutch defender was previously on loan at Preston North End, where he made 61 appearances over an 18-month Championship spell at Deepdale.

However, there is no guarantee the Reds would be willing to let van den Berg leave Anfield, having previously rebuffed interest from several other Championship sides for loan deals.

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Expert reveals why he finds Tottenham’s Champions League squad ‘interesting’ – Spurs Web https://mact-asso.org/expert-reveals-why-he-finds-tottenhams-champions-league-squad-interesting-spurs-web/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 14:30:01 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/expert-reveals-why-he-finds-tottenhams-champions-league-squad-interesting-spurs-web/ (Picture by Visionhaus) Chris Sutton believes Tottenham have a good chance of becoming leaders of Group D in the Champions League this season after this week’s draw. Tottenham were included in Pot 2 and could have faced a tough line-up of big-name sides. However, they benefited from a much more favorable outcome with a rather […]]]>

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Chris Sutton believes Tottenham have a good chance of becoming leaders of Group D in the Champions League this season after this week’s draw.

Tottenham were included in Pot 2 and could have faced a tough line-up of big-name sides. However, they benefited from a much more favorable outcome with a rather balanced group of three opponents.

Spurs have been pitted against Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting CP and Marseille as they look to enjoy a strong run in the prestigious competition under Antonio Conte.

It comes after the Italian boss spearheaded qualification for the tournament with excellent form in the Premier League last season.

Frankfurt are coming off an impressive Europa League win which saw them beat Barcelona and West Ham United for the trophy, earning them a place in pot one.

However, they have started quite poorly this season which has left them bottom of the Bundesliga table. Sporting are in the same boat, having also been inconsistent in the Primeira Liga so far.

Marseille, on the other hand, picked up where they left off in the previous campaign despite losing Jorge Sampaoli in the summer.

Sutton believes Conte’s side will have “every chance” of finishing the year as group leaders, even if their opponents are not “pushbacks”.

The former centre-forward also expects them to have an intriguing clash against the French giants due to the presence of several former Arsenal stars in their squad.

In his Daily Mail column, Sutton wrote: “How lucky for Tottenham. Marseille is an interesting game because of its relationship with Arsenal. They have Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac and Nuno Tavares.

“Premier League fans will also recognize former West Ham favorite Dimitri Payet and Eric Bailly on loan from Manchester United. Frankfurt and Sporting are no pushovers, but Tottenham have every chance of dominating this band.

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Despite a favorable draw, Tottenham cannot afford to be lackluster in the Champions League. With Marseille in great form at the moment, they could prove to be tricky opposition for Spurs, although the current situation at Frankfurt and Sporting could help the north London club try to take the next step.

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