⛳⛳ VETLAND SPORTS DAILY UPDATE #FRIDAY EDITION
📅📅 29TH NOVEMBER 2019
🎮🎮Juventus want to avoid Tottenham in Champions League because of Mourinho says Bonucci
🎮🎮Emery praises Xhaka on Arsenal return despite Europa League defeat
🎮🎮Van Dijk deserves to win Ballon d’Or ahead of Messi – Gerrard
🎮🎮Gerrard insists £50m Morelos is ‘not for sale’ after brace against Feyenoord
🎮🎮City Football Group completes takeover of ISL side Mumbai City FC
🎮🎮Suarez tells Dembele and doctors to solve Barcelona winger’s injury problems
🎮🎮Wijnaldum says Fabinho loss would be ‘big blow’ to Liverpool’s ambitions
🎮🎮Man City owners buy majority stake in Mumbai City
🎮🎮Former Australia head coach Verbeek dies at 63
🎮🎮‘Giroud & Batshuayi are more than capable’ – Abraham injury of no concern to Chelsea colleague Christensen
🎮🎮‘Mourinho would have been great at Arsenal’ – Sir Andy Murray wanted Portuguese at the Emirates
🎮🎮Rooney to be on Derby bench as Man Utd legend returns to English football
🎮🎮Sancho responds to fan claiming he’s ‘behaving like a piece of sh*t’
🎮🎮Flamengo in talks with Atletico’s Costa as Gabigol replacement
🎮🎮Lukaku demands UEFA action on racist abuse from ‘whole stadium’ at Slavia Prague
🎮🎮Pochettino thanks Levy & Tottenham’s supporters in first statement after sacking
🎮🎮’Lingard was top class’ – Solskjaer full of praise for stand-in Man Utd captain after Astana defeat
🎮🎮 Liverpool need another attacker & Sancho could be the answer, says Carragher
🎮🎮Abraham feeling ´much better´ as Chelsea striker heads for scans on injury
🎮🎮’Spurs have 18 months to keep Kane’ – Former Tottenham boss makes transfer prediction
🎮🎮Martial & Rashford told to make Ronaldo & Rooney ‘jump’ by Man Utd legend Neville
🎮🎮Kolasinac insists he remains happy in London
🎮🎮Arsenal fans call for Unai Emery to be sacked during Eintracht Frankfurt clash
📊📊PSV have conceded four goals in consecutive European games for the first time in their club history.
📊📊Sevilla have become the first Spanish team in Europa League
history to win their opening five group matches of a single campaign.
📊📊Arsenal have failed to win any of their last seven games in all competitions; (D5 L2) – they never went on as poor a run across 1235 games under Arsène Wenger, their worst run since February 1992 under George Graham (8 games).
📊📊Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last nine games in all competitions this season.
📊📊Arsenal have lost more European home games against German sides than they have against opponents from any other nation (6).
📊📊Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 31 goals and provided 9 assists in 44 appearances for Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
📊📊Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 10 goals in 13 appearances against Eintracht Frankfurt in all competitions, more than he has against any other opponent in his professional club career.
📊📊Arsenal have not won any of their last seven matches in all competitions (D5 L2) – they never went on as poor a run across 1235 games under Arsène Wenger, last waiting this long for a win in February 1992 under George Graham (8 games).
📊📊 AS Roma made a clean sheets after 13 European competitions matches played away from home in a row with at least 1 goal conceded (the last time vs Villarreal, February 2017).
📊📊Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in four goals for Sporting CP in their Europa League game against PSV.
📊📊Manchester United have scored three own goals in their last 10 matches across all European competitions, this after having not conceded in this manner in 61 such games beforehand.
📊📊Manchester United have lost a European match in which they scored the first goal for the first time in 25 such games (W20 D4) since losing 1-2 at FC Midtjylland in the Europa League last 32 in February 2016.
📊📊Jesse Lingard has scored just his second goal of 2019 for Manchester United, and his first in 29 appearances in all competitions since netting against Arsenal in the FA Cup in January, 307 days ago – this was his longest run without a goal at club level.
📊📊Wolves’ Raul Jimenez has scored 15 goals in all club competitions this season, more than any other Premier League player in 2019-20.
📊📊Adama Traoré has been directly involved in 9 goals (3 goals and 6 assists) in 22 games in all competitions this season, three times as many involvements as he managed in 36 appearances in 2018-19 (3 in 36).
📊📊Alfredo Morelos has scored in four consecutive Europa League games, making him the first player to score in four consecutive matches in major European competition for Rangers (excluding qualifiers).
📊📊Under Steven Gerrard, Alfredo Morelos has scored 53 goals in all competitions, at least 32 more than any other Rangers player since he took over at the start of last season (Jermain Defoe, 21).
📊📊Celtic have already qualified for the knockout stages as the only side currently unbeaten in Group E (W3 D1). They’ve never remained unbeaten in their opening five group stage games in any previous Champions League or Europa League campaign.
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
📆📆28TH NOVEMBER 2019
Europe – Europa League
FT Dudelange 0-2 APOEL Nicosia
FT Sevilla 2-0 Qarabağ
FT Lugano 0-1 København
FT Malmö 4-3 Dinamo Kyiv
FT Trabzonspor 0-1 Getafe
FT Krasnodar 1-0 Basel
FT Rosenborg 1-2 LASK Linz
FT Sporting 4-0 PSV
FT Celtic 3-1 Rennais
FT Lazio 1-0 Cluj
FT Arsenal 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
FT Vitória Guimarães 1-0 Standard Liège
FT Feyenoord 2-2 Rangers
FT Young Boys 1-2 Porto
FT CSKA Moscow 1-1 Ludogorets
FT Ferencvárosi 2-2 Espanyol
FT Oleksandriya 0-1 Wolfsburg
FT St. Étienne 0-0 Gent
FT Başakşehir 0-3 Roma
FT Wolfsberger 0-1 Mönchengladbach
FT Beşiktaş 2-1 Slovan Bratislava
FT Braga 3-3 Wolves
FT AZ Alkmaar 2-2 Partizan Belgrade
Astana 2-1 Man United
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📌📌 FIXTURES TODAY
📆📆29TH NOVEMBER 2019
⏰⏰TIME IN GMT
🇫🇷🇫🇷 France – Ligue 1
19:45 Marseille -:- Brest
🇩🇪🇩🇪 Germany – 1. Bundesliga
19:30 Schalke 04 -:- Union Berlin
🇪🇸🇪🇸 Spain – LaLiga
20:00 Celta Vigo -:- Real Valladolid
TABLE AND TOP SCORERS
🚀🚀 Europa League Table
1 Sevilla 15(+12)
2 APOEL Nicosia 7(+1)
3 Qarabağ 4(-3)
4 F91 Dudelange 3(-10)
1 København 9(+2)
2 Malmö FF 8(+1)
3 Dynamo Kyiv 6(+0)
4 Lugano 2(-3)
1 Basel 10(+6)
2 Getafe 9(+1)
3 Krasnodar 9(-1)
4 Trabzonspor 1(-6)
1 Sporting CP 12(+7)
2 LASK Linz 10(+4)
3 PSV 7(-3)
4 Rosenborg 0(-8)
1 Celtic 13(+6)
2 CFR Cluj 9(+0)
3 Lazio 6(-1)
4 Rennes 1(-5)
1 Arsenal 10(+7)
2 Eintracht Frankfurt 9(-1)
3 Standard Liège 7(-2)
4 Vitória Guimarães 2(-4)
1 Rangers 8(+2)
2 Porto 7(-2)
3 Young Boys 7(+1)
4 Feyenoord 5(-1)
1 Espanyol 11(+9)
2 Ludogorets 7(+0)
3 Ferencváros 6(-2)
4 CSKA Moscow 2(-7)
1 Gent 9(+3)
2 Wolfsburg 8(+1)
3 Saint-Étienne 4(-1)
4 Oleksandria 3(-3)
1 Borussia M’gladbach 8(-2)
2 Roma 8(+6)
3 İstanbul Başakşehir 7(-3)
4 Wolfsberger 4(-1)
1 Sporting Braga 11(+4)
2 Wolves 10(+2)
3 Slovan Bratislava 4(-1)
4 Beşiktaş 3(-5)
1 Man United 10(+4)
2 AZ Alkmaar 9(+11)
3 Partizan Belgrade 5(-3)
4 Astana 3(-12)
⚽⚽ TOP SCORERS
👟👟 Europa League Top Scorers
•Bruno Fernandes (Sporting)
•Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla)
•Alfredo Morelos (Rangers)
•Myron Boadu (AZ Alkmaar)
•Danel Sinani (F91 Dudelange)
•Andraz Sporar (Slovan Bratislava)
•Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets)
•Raúl Jiménez (Wolves)
•Munas Dabbur (Sevilla)
•Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
FIFA Ranking – Top 15
1. Belgium 1765
2. France 1733
3. Brazil 1721
4. England 1661
5. Uruguay 1645
6. Croatia 1642
7. Portugal 1639
8. Spain 1636
9. Argentina 1623
10. Colombia 1622
11. Mexico 1621
12. Switzerland 1608
13. Italy 1607
14. Holland 1604
15. Germany 1602
Latest FIFA Rankings (CAF)
1. (20) Senegal
2. (27) Tunisia
3. (31) Nigeria
4. (35) Algeria
5. (43) Morocco
6. (47) Ghana
7. (51) Egypt
8. (53) Cameroon
9. (56) Mali
10. (56) DR Congo
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👉👉Arsenal will sack boss Unai Emery ‘within hours’ of their latest defeat, according to a prominent Spanish football journalist.
👉👉 Ousmane Dembélé will miss the Clásico and will not reappear until 2020, according to cat radio.
👉👉Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is set to sign a massive boot deal worth at least £10m.
👉👉Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid in the future, claims Monaco vice president Vadim Vasily.
👉👉Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde, 21, has signed a contract extension until 2025 with a 750m euro (£640m) release clause.
👉👉Luis Enrique offered Robert Moreno the chance to work together at a Premier League club earlier this month, say Diario AS.
👉👉Liverpool are fearful midfielder Fabinho could miss up to six weeks of action after sustaining an ankle injury during the 1-1 Champions League draw with Napoli on Wednesday night.
👉👉Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté has denied being threatened with a gun during a dispute with agents over his representation.
👉👉AC Milan are closing in on an agreement to re-sign former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer from LA Galaxy.
👉👉Leaving Barcelona on a loan deal might make Carles Alena ‘a better player’, according to the club’s youth director Patrick Kluivert.
👉👉Juventus outcasts Mario Mandzukic and Emre Can are being linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund, who are reportedly preparing a €30m offer.
👉👉Five Napoli supporters were arrested before the match against Liverpool on Merseyside, after a clash with the local police.
👉👉Inter forward Romelu Lukaku asked UEFA to act against the racist chanting from the stands during their 3-1 win against Slavia Prague. “The whole stadium did it.”
👉👉Italian Super Cup between Juventus and Lazio in Saudi Arabia could cost the Lega Serie A €450m, as beIN Sports warn they are “actively considering” scrapping TV rights.
👉👉Fiorentina have confirmed that Italy winger Federico Chiesa is struggling with a thigh injury.
👉👉Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off talk that he could leave Napoli for Arsenal. “These are rumours, I have white hair and experience.”
👉👉Milan have been dealt a blow as defender Leo Duarte will be out for 3-4 months with a heel injury.
🎱🎱Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler is open to extending his contract with the Ligue 1 side despite having only started four games this season. He said: “I have a contract until 2021 and it is possible I prolong my engagement with the PSG.”
🎱🎱Manchester United’s pursuit of Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu has been boosted after the club’s sporting director confirmed contract talks between the Liga side and the centre-back have stalled.
🎱🎱Inter Milan plan to sell Gabriel Barbosa in January despite the Brazilian firing loan club Flamengo to the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian league title. “He will not be part of our project,” Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed.
🎱🎱Krzysztof Piatek does not plan to leave AC Milan in January, even if Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to San Siro. The Polish striker has struggled this season and has netted just three goals.
🎱🎱West Ham and Tottenham are interested in Sofyan Amrabat, who has impressed on loan at Hellas Verona from Club Brugge this season. Napoli are also monitoring the 23-year-old’s form.
🎱🎱Napoli midfielder Allan is keen to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain in January. The Brazilian has been a long-term target for the Ligue 1 giants and could command a fee of £45m.
🎱🎱Former Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev insists it’s only a matter of time until Kylian Mbappe joins Real Madrid. He said: “Do I see him at Real Madrid? Yes. When? I do not know, but it seems inevitable to me.”
🔔🔔Borussia Dortmund are willing to listen to offers for England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, as early as January. (The Independent)
🔔🔔Former Manchester City youth player Sancho is the missing piece of the jigsaw which would make Liverpool’s attack even more fearsome than it already is, according to ex-Reds defender Jamie Carragher. (Daily Star)
🔔🔔Manchester United have dropped their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, the 33-year-old Croatian striker. (The Athletic, via Inside Futbol)
🔔🔔Borussia Dortmund are targeting Mandzukic plus Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, in January. (Sun)
🔔🔔Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes is still keen to leave Sporting Lisbon,despite signing a new contract with a release clause of £85m. There is an agreement allowing the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder’s exit if an offer of 70m euros (£60m) arrives. (Mail)
🔔🔔Shkodran Mustafi has said he would be open to leaving Arsenal this January if the right offer were to come along. (Telegraph)
🔔🔔Rui Patricio has urged Wolves to keep hold of ‘outstanding coach’ Nuno Santo amid speculation linking him with the manager’s job at Arsenal. (Daily mail)
🔔🔔Milan remain keen to sign Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral, 21, who has been linked with Manchester City and Arsenal. (Calciomercato)
🔔🔔Arsenal are planning a 42m euro (£35m) offer for Real Madrid’s Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, 28, who is believed to favour a move to Inter Milan or Paris St-Germain. (Eldesmarque – in Spanish)
🔔🔔Other reports say Rodriguez wants to stay at Real Madrid and attempt to regain Zinedine Zidane’s confidence. (Marca)
🔔🔔Flamengo have opened discussions with Atletico Madrid’s Brazil-born former Chelsea forward Diego Costa, 31. (Goal.com)
🔔🔔Chelsea will hold further talks with Brazil winger Willian, 31, over his future after the player claimed he has not been offered a new contract, despite the club’s insistence that he has. (Telegraph)
🔔🔔Real Madrid are prepared to offer £73m plus James Rodriguez and Mariano to Manchester United for Paul Pogba and could make an offer in January. (Mirror)
🔔🔔Minnesota United’s Canadian goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, 22, is set for a two-week trial at Aston Villa.(Birmingham Mail)
🔔🔔Roy Hodgson says he would not guarantee Liverpool’s England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 19, games at Crystal Palace despite talk of a loan approach in January. (Goal.com)
🔔🔔Burnley boss Sean Dyche says it is too early to know whether England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 29, will be at the club beyond January. Drinkwater is on loan from Chelsea but has not played for the Clarets’ first team since suffering ankle ligament damage in a nightclub fight in September. (Sky Sports)
🔔🔔Hull owner Assem Allam insists the club would resist offers of up to £20m for Newcastle target Jarrod Bowen, the 22-year-old English forward, in the January window. (Newcastle Chronicle)
🔔🔔West Ham’s Ghana-born rookie goalkeeper Joseph Anang, 19, has been promoted to first-team training ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Chelsea. (Football Insider)
🔔🔔Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said the Eagles tried to sign CSKA Moscow’s Russian striker Fedor Chalov, 21, last summer but could not agree a deal. (Sport Witness)
🔔🔔Everton have set their sights on Nottingham Forest’s English defender Joe Worrall, 22. (Football Insider)