Januzaj throws Sociedad to the position of commander
Real Sociedad is the new captain in La Liga. The Basque club won the derby at Osasuna last night: 0-2. Adnan Januzaj played a leading role for his team. The Red Devil awarded a penalty ten minutes before the whistle and then converted it himself. Previously, Mikel Merino was signed for the opening goal. The outstanding Januzaj was replaced by an applause from the visiting fans a few minutes before the start of the whistle. Thanks to the victory, Real Sociedad is one point ahead of Real Madrid, who played one game less.
Atletico squandered victory over Valencia in injury time
On the twelfth day of playing in the Spanish League, Atletico Madrid, with the red devil Yannick Carrasco, tied a full match on the pitch in Valencia 3-3. Madrid were still leading 1-3 after 90 minutes, but they gave up the victory in stoppage time.
There seemed to be no problem when Luis Suarez gave Atletico the lead in the 35th minute. Stefan Savic made it unlucky with an own goal, right after the break. But after Antoine Griezmann (58th place) and Wasim Vrsaljko (60th) scored both goals with a 1-3 score, the victory seemed safe. However it turned out differently. In the 92nd minute, Hugo Douro scored 2-3 against the ropes, and in the 96th minute Douro himself scored the score 3-3.
Atlético has a chance to take second place in the standings. With 23 points, he is now in fourth place, four points ahead of rivals Real Madrid. Valencia is in the middle of the table in tenth place.
Alternative Dessers hits the mark again
Gradually it became stressful. Cyriel Dessers scores in overtime. The striker has already scored four times for Feyenoord in competition this season, and each time those goals fell in the final seconds of the match. This was also the case against AZ this afternoon. Dessers came in 0-0, with eight minutes remaining on the clock. In the 92nd minute, our compatriot scored, well, with three important points.
Last week, Desseers also pulled off that trick by scoring the game’s only goal in the 91st minute in the derby match against Sparta Rotterdam. Against NEC Nijmegen, he pushed 5-3 against the ropes in the 91st minute, and in the heavy win over PSV Eindhoven scored 0-4, also in the 91st minute. Thus Dessers is the first Feyenoord player to switch four times. In one season since Igor Kornev in 1998-1999. Sweets timing.
Brett Tom Rundle (32) New Chief Scout for Cercle Brugge
32-year-old Briton Tom Randle has joined Circle Brugge as Chief Scout. Randle previously worked in this capacity for Crystal Palace, Rotherham United and Norwich City. (LUVM)
Shevchenko returns to Serie A as coach of Genoa
Andrei Shevchenko started his first job as a club coach in Genoa, Italy. The 45-year-old Ukrainian has been the national coach of his country for the past five years. Shevchenko decided not to renew his contract after the European Championships last summer. He will train our compatriot Zenhu Vanheusden in Genoa.
He replaces former Dynamo Kiev and Milan scorer Davide Balardini, who was sacked on Saturday in Genoa. The team has won only one Serie A game this season and is below the relegation zone with 9 points. Shevchenko himself scored nearly 130 goals in Serie A with Milan, winning the Champions League in 2003 and the league title a year later. The Ukrainian won the Ballon d’Or in 2004 as the best footballer in Europe.
Aston Villa sack coach Dean Smith
Dean Smith is no longer the coach of Aston Villa. The 50-year-old Briton was told on Sunday that he had to leave due to the disappointing results. The club’s management took the decision two days after the defeat of Aston Villa in the English Premier League at Southampton Stadium (1-0).
Smith was head coach of Birmingham FC for just over three years. In his first season, he brought Aston Villa back to the highest level. After that, Aston Villa finished 17th and 11th last season. Aston Villa is currently in 15th place. It is not yet known who will be Smith’s successor at Aston Villa.
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