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BALL – Götze: Praise Jesus, reunite with Weigl and wait to see what Benfica will be like (Champions League)

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BALL - Götze: Praise Jesus, reunite with Weigl and wait to see what Benfica will be like (Champions League)

Mario Götze was selected by PSV to look forward to the match against Benfica in the second playoff match for the Champions League.

The German footballer was confident in Tuesday’s meeting, although he reserves most of his ideas on what the game will present tomorrow, such as the presence or absence of a low defensive block from Benfica.

“It could be your plan with five lanes and a low block and trying to get away quickly on a counter, but we have to wait and see. If that happens, even if most of the players try to finish in this area, we must be prepared to shoot from other places, ”he added, stressing that“ the team knows they have to score goals, they have to win and pass. tie and you’re done. “

“Last week we showed that we are able to cross the draw,” also assured the player, who has repeatedly stated that “to be in the final at home” and that he obliges us to give everything. “We are confident, but it will be a tough game. We know what qualities Benfica have and that they are most likely to achieve what they wanted in the first game, namely to win the match. This will be decided in detail, ”he added.

After Goetze was number 10, second striker or even a false 9, he took up a building position in midfield in Eindhoven: “I changed my style of play a little and everything is going well, it gives me more influence and flexibility to participate in the game.” …

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When asked if he agreed with the compliments addressed to Jorge Jesus, the football player answered in the affirmative between laughter. “I can be at a high level only if the team is too. It’s nice to hear the praise, but it was also praise for the team. “

Goetze will face Julian Weigl, a former teammate in Dortmund: “He is a good guy, a good player. We trained a lot and played together, and today we need to get used to being in different clubs, he is at Benfica and I am at PSV. Tomorrow, even thanks to the position we have on the pitch, we will cross many times. “

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A BOLA – Southgate believes in title and asks fans to calm down (England)

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England manager Gareth Southgate at the 2022 World Cup round of 16 game against Senegal, scheduled for this Sunday at 7pm, left a message of hope and confidence to win the title for the Three Lions selection.

“Part of our job is to bring happiness to others,” said the England helmsman, who hopes to see his players take another “incredible journey” to the country after reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the final. euro 2022.

“Of course, we have our own pride and what we want to achieve professionally. We have already done two incredible trips around the country, but we feel there is potential for another one and we want to make it happen. We recognize the situation of everyone, at home [n.d.r. Inglaterra, em referência às preocupações da população com a inflação, aumento do custo da energia e guerra na Ucrânia] and we want to bring smiles to people’s faces at the end of this weekend.”

Southgate showed confidence, adding: “I think 2018 was a step into the unknown and we didn’t know how far the team could go. There was no evidence that we were capable of handling elimination. We knew how much pressure we were putting on the players and how realistic the internal goal was. But now, naturally, they have more experience in such games, and when we qualified, we were successful, but with less celebration on the field. The mentality is to stay here longer. The intention is different, it has changed. What we considered success has changed.”

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At the end of the last game, a goalless draw with the United States of America, which guaranteed England 1st place in the group, the fans expressed their dissatisfaction by booing the rebounds: “At these moments it is necessary to remain calm. We’ve gone through the group, which is a three-game process, and now we’ll see how far we’ve gotten and where we’ll end up. There will always be an emotional reaction to such big competitions, every country goes through it. We see what happened to other countries. We need balance and conditions of comparison in order to learn.”

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BALL – Vecchia Signora still owes money to Ronaldo (Juventus)

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According to preliminary news, this Saturday edition of Sports daily Gazetta dello Sportwith a link to the portal Football ItalyJuventus still owe money to Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that he left Black and white move to Manchester United about a year and a half ago.

The publication explains that CR7, like other Juventus players, suffered pay cuts during the Covid-19 pandemic, signing an agreement with Elderly woman in which he guaranteed bonuses that were not paid even if he left the Turin club after the pandemic.

On the other hand, also according to the information in these media, there will be several Juventus players who, like Cristiano Ronaldo, suffered salary cuts during the pandemic phase to help the club and will receive the agreed financial compensation, but will not be declared by the Italian football federation (FIGC) or any other institution.

There are players who would admit that they should have received bonuses next season, but this is an agreement made between Elderly woman and the team was not registered with the FIGC and this situation, if confirmed, would put the Turin emblem in a terrible position.

Recall that at the beginning of last week, the board of directors of Juventus withdrew, and Gianluca Ferrero was appointed the new president.

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BAL – Farewell message by Alvaro Pacheco (Vizela)

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Alvaro Pacheco left Wiesele a farewell message through a post on the social network Instagram. The coach was fired from the technical team of the Viselians, while the club motivated the decision by “a difference of opinion regarding the sports project.”

“I am a football coach. This is the life I chose for myself! I am happy because I do what I like with passion, joy, conviction, great professionalism and dignity! I found a family in Wiesel. The family that I carry in my heart and that I tried to glorify in the best possible way. I am sure that I justified the greatness of the club and its people! Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave me! Many thanks to everyone who helped me on this trip! And what a special trip this was!! I was very happy here!!!”, you can read.

Alvaro Pacheco left the Wisela team after three and a half seasons. The coach has been at the forefront of two successive ascents of Vizela: first from the Portuguese Championship to Ligue 2, in the 2019/2020 season, and the next season to the top tier of Portuguese football. Last season he managed to keep the team in the League. In the current season, in 13 games in the first division of Wiesel under the command of Alvaro Pacheco, he won four, drew three and lost six. In the Portuguese Cup, he “fell” in the 4th round at the feet of Vitoria de Guimarães.

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