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Inter Milan-Shakhtar score: Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez power Nerazzurri to UEFA Europa League final



Inter Milan-Shakhtar score: Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez power Nerazzurri to UEFA Europa League final

Inter Milan have punched a ticket to the Europa League final after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk, 5-0, on Monday thanks to braces from Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku. The Nerazzurri will meet Sevilla for the right to be crowned Europa League champions on Friday in in Cologne, Germany.

Inter found their breakthrough in the first half after a lengthy possession and a cross whipped from the corner by Nicolo Barella and headed home by Lautaro Martinez in the 19th minute. 

As the second half commenced, Inter continued their offensive onslaught despite Shakhtar making an attempt to even the tempo. Danilo D’Ambrosio would double Inter’s lead just past the hour-mark, with Martinez scoring a second goal to make it, 3-0.

Lukaku would continue his Europa League dominance and ice the game with a goal a brace of his own, scoring two additional goals in the winding minutes. Lukaku became the first player in Europa League history to score in 10 consecutive matches, a streak that dates back to November of 2014 from his days at Everton.   


Inter Milan: It was another dominant Europa League match from Inter today. Head coach Antonio Conte has been operating with a similar line up though their Europa League journey, and the team looked lethal once again in their 3-5-2. The Italian side appeared to bait their opposition early in the game, holding off on their high press, conceding possession to Shakhtar before inevitably breaking through for the opening goal off a poor goalkeeping clearance. 

Inter continued their offensive press  in the second half, never allowing the Ukranian side to establish their own tempo, and turning on the goal scoring as the hour mark approached. The team would go on the win 5-0, with a brace from two players in Martinez and Lukaku down the stretch, but this game was wrapped up before Inter made a sub.

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Shakhtar Donetsk: The Ukranian side had an impressive Europa League tournament, out working their opponents through retaining possession and scoring when it counted. The team had no answers for their opposition, getting out worked on wings, and having their best players isolated today. Their central attacking mid, Alan Patrick — who had a stellar quarterfinal, was subbed out at the hour mark after having little impact in the mid. 

Despite committing their game plan by retaining majority of the possession, the team never worked themselves into the match, and were out shot by Inter 12 to 6, recording only one shot on target.

Inter Milan 5, Shakhtar Donetsk 0

⚽ Inter Milan: Lautaro Martinez (19′)

⚽ Inter Milan: Danilo D’Ambrosio (64′)

⚽ Inter Milan: Lautaro Martinez (74′)

⚽ Inter Milan: Romelu Lukaku (78′)

⚽ Inter Milan: Romelu Lukaku (83′)

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BALL – Euro U17: Portugal start with a rout against Scotland (Football)



BALL - Euro U17: Portugal start with a rout against Scotland (Football)

Portugal made the best appearance at the European Under-17 Championships, which takes place in Israel. The Portuguese team defeated Scotland 4-1 in a game that took place at the Municipal Stadium of Lod.

Goals from Ivan Lima (8 minutes), Dinis Rodriguez (26 minutes), João Veloso (37 minutes, penalty), Afonso Moreira (70 minutes) and Rodrigo Ribeiro (73 minutes) sealed a solid triumph for the team of Rui Bento (assistant coach and replacement of José Lima , positive for Covid-19). Magnus KatzKezin scored for the Scots in the 62nd minute.

In another group match, Sweden beat Denmark 2-1 in the northern duel. Portugal lead the group and return to the field against Sweden next Friday at 14:30.

Game movie:

90. Portugal defeated Scotland 5-1. On Friday at 14:30, the under-17s have a new game against Sweden.

73. Rodrigo Ribeiro, who had just entered, signed the fifth goal of the national team with the first touch of the ball with a good kick.

69. Afonso Moreira, after a quick counter-attack, was isolated and scored the fourth goal of Portugal.

62. Scotland is reduced. McKinsey, after an individual initiative, outplayed the Portuguese goalkeeper.

46. ​​The second part begins.

45. Portugal come into the break beating Scotland 3-0.

36. João Veloso signed Portugal’s third goal with a penalty.

26. Dinis Rodrigues took advantage of Ivan Lima’s left cross to score Portugal’s second goal.

15. Dinis Rodriguez had everything to score, but his rebound went wide.

8. Ivan Lima puts Portugal ahead at the first opportunity. Rodriguez attempted an acrobatic throw but missed the ball and it was up to his teammate to take advantage of the opportunity to score.

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1. Launch the game.


Scotland: Pazikas, Kingdon, Mackenzie, Allen, MacArthur Cap, Jackson, Rice, Reed, O’Donnell, Moore and Wilson.

Substitutes: Mahadi, Bruce, Dede, Lobban, Cooper, Miller, Macleod, Laidlaw and Wales.

Portugal: Diogo Fernandes, Joao Conceicao, Diogo Monteiro-Cap, Joao Moniz, Leonardo Barroso, Dario Essugo, Ussuman Djalo, Joao Veloso, Ivan Lima, Afonso Moreira and Jose Dinis Rodriguez,

Substitutes: Francisco Silva, Rafael Luis, Joao Vasconcelos, Manuel Mendonza, Thiago Andrade, Vivaldo Semedo, Luis Gomes, Rodrigo Ribeiro and Martim Fernandes.

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BALL – “Real Madrid’s defense is bad” (Champions League)



BALL - "Real Madrid's defense is bad" (Champions League)

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin spoke about the men’s and women’s Champions League finals, highlighting the presence of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, two clubs promoting the so-called Super League, a project designed with some emblems but no legs to walk on.

“I have no problems with Real Madrid, although at the moment I am not in contact with the board. But Real Madrid’s place in the Champions League final testifies to the purity of UEFA competition. Real Madrid and Barcelona are in the men’s and women’s finals. No one interfered,” he stressed in his statements to the Slovenes. Sports.

Čeferin also analyzed the performance of the teams: “In the semi-finals, I doubted that Real Madrid would be able to knock out Manchester City, especially after losing the first game. But it looks like they have nine lives, just like cats. This is an experienced team. In my opinion, the protection is bad. They have the wonderful Karim Benzema, who is often referred to as one of the most underrated players in football history. Luka Modric the older the better. But Liverpool have younger players and they have very important experience for the final. It’s going to be an incredibly interesting finale.”

We remind you that the final is scheduled for May 28, at 20:00, in Paris.

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A BOLA – Irmãos Lenho teaches sports driving in Viana do Castelo (football)



A BOLA – Irmãos Lenho teaches sports driving in Viana do Castelo (football)

Thiago Lenyu and his brother Nelson Lenyu, sporting directors of Gil Vicente and Boavista respectively, are guests of honor at the O Dirigente Desportivo training session tonight sponsored by AF Viana do Castelo.

The responsible guilista, who graduated in environmental engineering and postgraduate in management and organization of professional football, shared his experience in those functions, the experience that a chess manager received, who received a degree in management and organization of professional football, as well as postgraduate/international advanced training The technical management of football also left their testimony.

The former was one of the hard workers in the Barcelos team’s sensational campaign, which guaranteed an unprecedented qualification for the European Cups, and the latter played an important role in the calmness with which the chess players achieved consistency.

The event, which takes place in the Centro Empresarial de Viana do Castelo – AIMinho, is moderated by Jorge Dantas, Professor at the Viana do Castelo Graduate School of Education.

Also noteworthy is the presence in the hall of Joao Carlos Costa, Portugal’s assistant coach Fernando Santos.

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