Italian serie a – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:13:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://papierkugel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-19-150x150.png Italian serie a – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ 32 32 Explained: Multi-club models in the Premier League, Europe and beyond https://papierkugel.org/explained-multi-club-models-in-the-premier-league-europe-and-beyond/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:12:23 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/explained-multi-club-models-in-the-premier-league-europe-and-beyond/ Why have only one football club when you can have several? Owners of teams in the Premier League, English Football League (EFL), continental Europe and beyond have been asking this question for several years – and now there has been a sea change in strategy. Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s new American co-owner who caused a stir […]]]>

Why have only one football club when you can have several?

Owners of teams in the Premier League, English Football League (EFL), continental Europe and beyond have been asking this question for several years – and now there has been a sea change in strategy.

Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s new American co-owner who caused a stir last week when discussing the possibility of a profitable Premier League ‘All-Star’ game, has previously stressed the importance of creating a sports portfolio.

Boehly already had stakes in basketball’s Los Angeles Lakers and major league baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers, so he’s no stranger to owning multiple teams.

This approach, however, is not new. Should Chelsea’s new owners expand their portfolio, the west London side would become the 10th of the current 20 Premier League teams to be part of a multi-club model.


Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Southampton and West Ham already have links with 25 clubs across Europe and beyond between them.

Down a division in the Championship, Cardiff, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United, Sunderland, Swansea and Watford are also linked with other clubs, while League One’s Barnsley are part of the seven-team NewCity Capital Group stable. .

Also on the third tier, Ipswich ownership also operates Phoenix Rising in the United States Second Division, while Salford, playing in League Two, is co-owned by Peter Lim, Valencia’s majority shareholder in Spain’s La Liga .

EFL multi-club models

club Owner Year of first investment Other Clubs

Cardiff City

Vincent Tan

2010

FK Sarajevo, KV Kortrijk

Queens Park Rangers

Tony Fernandes

2011

Petaling Jaya Rangers

United Kingdom of Sheffield

United World Group (Prince Abdallah)

2013

Beerschot FC, Al Hilal (UAE), LB Chateauroux, Kerala United

Sunderland

Kyril Louis Dreyfus

2021

Marseilles

Swansea City

Jason Levien and Stephen Kaplan

2012

DC United

watford

Gino Pozzo

2012

Udinese

Barnsley

NewCity Capital (Dog Lee)

2017

FC Thun, KV Ostend, Nancy, Esbjerg fB, Den Bosch, Kaiserslautern

Town of Ipswich

Brett Johnson, Berke Bakay and Mark Detmer

2021

Phoenix rising

City of Salford

Peter Lim

2014

Valence

All over Europe, other leagues have already been notified.

A total of 20 clubs from Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1 and La Liga are part of multi-club models, with the former, with its own US investment, leading the way. US owners AC Milan, Bologna, Genoa and Fiorentina also have stakes in other clubs.

In Italy, the ability of owners to operate multiple clubs in all divisions, prohibited in other countries, may still pose obstacles.

Lazio owner Claudio Lotito was forced to sell Salernitana in January after the latter club reached Serie A, with the newly-promoted side otherwise risking being kicked out of the top flight. A similar prospect would face Napoli counterpart Aurelio De Laurentiis if Bari, playing in Serie B for 2022-23, repeat last season’s success at the third tier.


Aurelio De Laurentiis, owner of Napoli and Bari (Photo: Marco Cantile/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Even the German Bundesliga, famous for its resistance to outside investment and home to the 50+1 ownership model, has three clubs linked to others – Augsburg, Kaiserslautern and RB Leipzig.

In the five major European leagues, 32.7% of teams are part of multi-club models, linked to a total network of 91 other teams.

In the UK, the spark that ignited this business model was the 2016 vote to leave the European Union. And ownership of more clubs is set to grow rather than shrink.

Clubs see strategy as a tool that can help circumvent post-Brexit Board of Directors Approval (GBE) rules, while also being a useful way to develop academy players who would otherwise could not play first-team football.

Brexit has made it more difficult for players to obtain a work permit, and in the GBE system, leagues across Europe are ranked according to quality and status. La Liga, for example, is in band 1 and therefore worth more GBE qualifying points, while the Danish Superliga is in band 5 and is worth less points.

There’s a reason UK-based clubs seek teams in Belgium, Portugal, Turkey and the Netherlands – and it has to do with their position in the GBE system.

City Football Group (CFG), the umbrella organization belonging to the Abu Dhabi United Group of which Manchester City is the figurehead, has a stable of 11 clubs in countries including India, Australia, the United States and the Japan.

After buying Manchester City in 2008, Major League Soccer’s New York City FC became its second acquisition in 2013 when CFG bought an 80% stake. Melbourne City (100% ownership) and Yokohama F Marinos (20% ownership) followed the following year.


New York’s Thiago Andrade, who are the current MLS champions (Photo: Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

Since 2019, CFG has purchased shares in Mumbai City (65%), Sichuan Jiuniu (29.7%), Lommel (99%), Troyes (100%) and most recently Palermo (80%).

CFG is by far the biggest – and the most successful in terms of cash if not necessarily revenue – when it comes to multi-club ownership and the model is also paying dividends closer to home.

In the summer transfer window which has just ended, CFG waited for Southampton to sanction the departure of Oriol Romeu to Girona, a club in which he holds a 47% stake, before Manchester City sent Samuel Edozie and Juan Larios to St Mary’s. Southampton have also loaned goalkeeper Mateusz Lis to CFG de Troyes.

Brentford owner Matthew Benham saw the benefits of having more than one club in his portfolio and secured a 75% majority stake in Danish side Midtjylland in 2014; but perhaps Tony Fernandes, co-owner of west London neighbors Queens Park Rangers, was ahead of the curve.

Fernandes founded Petaling Jaya Rangers in Selangor, Malaysia in 2011, the same year he bought QPR. The two clubs announced a partnership in 2016, which saw QPR set up an academy in Malaysia and provide guidance in training players and coaches.

League One’s Fleetwood Town did something similar last year. Their owner, Andy Pilley, started new clubs in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa in the hope of developing footballers there. The team based in the United Arab Emirates is called Fleetwood United Football Club, the one in South Africa is managed by Western Cape Fleetwood Football Club.

“We are experts in building football clubs and developing players and that is something we are really excited to do in the UAE and South Africa,” Pilley said. “We are a forward-thinking club. It’s one thing for Manchester City to have a network of clubs, but who would’ve thought little old Fleetwood would go down the same path?

Southampton are the latest English side to enter the multi-club world, with new owners Sport Republic – their majority shareholders after a takeover last January – buying a 70 per cent stake in Turkish side Goztepe in August. Sport Republic, a group co-owned by former Brentford director of football operations and Benham employee Rasmus Ankersen, hopes several more acquisitions will follow.

Several of the Premier League’s American investors already had stakes in sports franchises back home before trying their hand at English football.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has a portfolio that includes MLS team Colorado Rapids, NFL champions Los Angeles Rams, NBA Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, and defending ice hockey champions of the NHL the Colorado Avalanche.


Andrew Whitworth and Von Miller of the Los Angeles Rams with the Super Bowl trophy in February (Photo: Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

The impressive stable of Kroenke is followed closely by that of Dave Blitzer, an American holding 18% of the capital of Palace. Blitzer can count the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), New Jersey Devils (NHL) and Cleveland Guardians (MLB) among the teams included in his portfolio.

As well as owning Manchester United, achieving a controversial leveraged takeover in 2005, the Glazer family is in charge of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group, led by John W Henry, also has the Boston Red Sox (MLB) and Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) under their club umbrella.

Bournemouth, which was promoted to the Premier League last season, is the latest club wanted by an American businessman. Bill Foley is in exclusive talks with Maxim Demin, the club’s Russian owner, over a proposed takeover. Foley already has experience in the sport as owner of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.

As the multi-club model continues to be replicated in football, this will become more difficult as there will be fewer teams left in the market.

But despite this rapid growth, the strategy shows no signs of slowing down.

Whether it is minority or majority ownership is almost irrelevant.

Having a stake in another team opens up avenues not available to single club owners.

(Top photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Paul Pogba under police protection in Italy https://papierkugel.org/paul-pogba-under-police-protection-in-italy/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 09:36:36 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/paul-pogba-under-police-protection-in-italy/ Paul Pogba has been placed under police protection in Italy. The France international has been the victim of an alleged extortion attempt in recent months. His brother Mathias Pogba posted a video on social media last month alleging he nearly died because of Paul, adding that he “lied to the police” and “pretended” to be […]]]>

Paul Pogba has been placed under police protection in Italy.

The France international has been the victim of an alleged extortion attempt in recent months. His brother Mathias Pogba posted a video on social media last month alleging he nearly died because of Paul, adding that he “lied to the police” and “pretended” to be innocent.

A subsequent statement released on Paul’s behalf read: “Unfortunately Mathias Pogba’s recent social media posts come as no surprise and follow other attempts over an extended period of time to seek to extort Paul Pogba.

“The facts were reported to the Italian and French police a month ago and there will be no further comments on the ongoing investigations.”

Reports over the weekend suggested Mathias had been charged and detained.

Mathias’ lawyer, Yassine Bouzrou, quoted in Le Monde, said: “We contest this decision and everything will be done to ensure that Mr. Pogba is released quickly.”

French outlet Le Parisien reported on Sunday night that Paul has been granted police protection in Italy, where he plays for Serie A side Juventus. It is understood this is the case.

Pogba is currently injured, having not played competitively for Juventus since his summer move from Manchester United. He hopes to compete in the World Cup, although he doubts he will recover in time from surgery.

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Italy Football Serie A | National https://papierkugel.org/italy-football-serie-a-national/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 15:59:21 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/italy-football-serie-a-national/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Man United and Roma cruise on Europa League Matchday 2 https://papierkugel.org/man-united-and-roma-cruise-on-europa-league-matchday-2/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:15:13 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/man-united-and-roma-cruise-on-europa-league-matchday-2/ Manchester United claimed their first Europa League group stage victory on matchday two. The Red Devils beat FC Sheriff 2-0 in Moldova. First-half goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo helped United pick up all three points. Manager Erik ten Hag fielded a very solid starting XI on the night. Ronaldo, Sancho, Antony and Bruno […]]]>

Second day of the Europa League

Manchester United claimed their first Europa League group stage victory on matchday two. The Red Devils beat FC Sheriff 2-0 in Moldova. First-half goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo helped United pick up all three points.

Manager Erik ten Hag fielded a very solid starting XI on the night. Ronaldo, Sancho, Antony and Bruno Fernandes completed a powerful front four for the Red Devils. Sancho, who was snubbed earlier in the day by England national team manager Gareth Southgate, opened the scoring for United in the 17th minute of the match. The winger showed some shrewd footwork to dance through the Sheriff’s defense and put his team ahead.

Defender Diogo Dalot was then brought down in the box around 20 minutes later. Ronaldo intervened take the penalty and convert to make it 2-0. The goal was the superstar’s first of the season, but the 699th for the club in his illustrious career.

Although United won the game quite comfortably, Sheriff collected more shots overall than the visitors.

Other results from the second day of the Europa League

Lazio, however, were stunned 5-1 by Midtjylland in Denmark. Although the Danish club are currently struggling domestically, they put in an excellent performance against the Whites and Sky Blues. Midtjylland had five different scorers on the night. Despite the dominating display, Lazio managed 65% possession in the game. Midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored his side’s only goal of the game.

Not to be outdone, Feyenoord beat Austria’s Sturm Graz six times in the other Group F game. The Dutch club netted four times in the first half, including a brace from Alireza Jahanbakhsh. Now, the four teams in the group are tied on three points.

Roma also bounced back from a disappointing first round of competition. The Serie A club hammered the HJK 3-0. The visitors were down to 10 men after Miro Tenho was sent off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity in the 15th minute of the game. Roma were only able to capitalize on the advantage in the second half.

Half-time substitute Paulo Dybala scored just two minutes after being introduced. Lorenzo Pellegrini doubled the hosts’ lead moments later. The summer signing of Andrea Belotti has put the finishing touches on the Finnish club. It was the Italian’s first goal for his new team.

PHOTO: IMAGO / News images

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Serie A scores, takeaways: Chaotic end to Juventus-Salernitana; Udinese’s Beto shines https://papierkugel.org/serie-a-scores-takeaways-chaotic-end-to-juventus-salernitana-udineses-beto-shines/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:44:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/serie-a-scores-takeaways-chaotic-end-to-juventus-salernitana-udineses-beto-shines/ Getty Images It was an intense series of matches this weekend in the Italian Serie A with Juventus drawing Salernitana at home while Inter Milan managed to secure all three points against Torino. The current table sees three teams in the lead in Napoli, AC Milan and Atalanta with AS Roma still to play their […]]]>
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It was an intense series of matches this weekend in the Italian Serie A with Juventus drawing Salernitana at home while Inter Milan managed to secure all three points against Torino. The current table sees three teams in the lead in Napoli, AC Milan and Atalanta with AS Roma still to play their match against Empoli away on Monday. Here are the scores and everything you need to know:

Results

  • Napoli 1, Spezia 0
  • Inter Milan 1, Torino 0
  • AC Milan 2, Sampdoria 1
  • Atalanta 1, Cremonese 1
  • Bologna 2, Fiorentina 1
  • Lecce 1, Monza 1
  • Udinese 3, Sassuolo 1
  • Lazio 2, Hellas Verona 0
  • Juventus 2, Salerno 2

Crazy end to Juve-Salernitana

An incredible end to the match between Juventus and Salernitana. The Bianconeri were 2-0 down (Antonio Candreva and Krzysztof Piatek scored) but the home side then scored with Bremer Leonardo Bonucci, the latter finishing a rebound after missing a penalty. Arek Milik scored the third goal of the night in stoppage time, but the referee disallowed the goal after the VAR check ruled Bonucci offside. The scenes were then unleashed with two red cards for Juve, including for Milik.

Looked:

Match of the weekend: Inter 1, Torino 0

Inter Milan won against Turin at home thanks to a late winner from Marcelo Brozovic, who prevented Inzaghi’s side from another negative after Inter lost to AC Milan and Bayern Munich . It wasn’t a good game at all in terms of display, but the end result gives fans new hope, especially after Atalanta and Napoli draws. Inzaghi’s side are now just two points behind the Serie A leaders.

Here is the winning goal:

player of the day

Udinese striker Beto scored a brace against Sassuolo and led his side to another important victory. The striker has already scored four goals in the first six matches of the season. Udinese are currently fourth in the league, just one point behind the three leaders of the Serie A table. Next week they play at home to Inter Milan.

best goal

Stefano Sensi’s free-kick against Lecce finally brought AC Monza’s first point in Serie A history. coach Giovanni Stroppa is still in danger. With the next game against Juventus, it will be crucial for his future.

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Former Inter and Italy defender Santon forced out https://papierkugel.org/former-inter-and-italy-defender-santon-forced-out/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:47:30 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/former-inter-and-italy-defender-santon-forced-out/ Former Inter and Italy defender David Santon announced his retirement from the game at the age of 31 due to persistent injury problems. The full-back has spent the last four seasons with Roma but hasn’t made a single appearance under Jose Mourinho. in the 2021-22 campaign. Santon was crowned eight times by Italy between 2009 […]]]>

Former Inter and Italy defender David Santon announced his retirement from the game at the age of 31 due to persistent injury problems.

The full-back has spent the last four seasons with Roma but hasn’t made a single appearance under Jose Mourinho. in the 2021-22 campaign.

Santon was crowned eight times by Italy between 2009 and 2013 and was twice Scudetto winner with Inter in the first of two spells with the club, on either side of a three-season stint with Newcastle United.

Injuries finally took their toll on the defender, who announced his playing days were over in an interview with Tuttomercato published on Friday.

I have to stop playing“, he said. “Not for not having had offers, not for anything else, but because my body, with so many injuries in the past, can’t take it anymore.

“I didn’t want to do this, but I have to. I had endless tests and consultations, but there was nothing to do. I can still walk, but it’s not enough to be a professional athlete.

“If I kept pushing, I might need a prosthesis. The left knee has just disappeared. It prevents me from doing a lot of things.

“The right knee, which has been operated on three times, removing cartilage, the whole outer meniscus, so as soon as I force it a little, it swells up and can’t bend anymore.

“All my injuries have really come from that, because if the right knee can’t bend you put more pressure on the left and the flexor. If you play a match, you might be out of action for all five following.”

Santon has made just 42 Serie A appearances in four seasons with Roma and has been accused by some of refusing moves elsewhere in order to continue earning an easy salary at the Stadio Olimpico.

Responding to these complaints, Santon said: “I didn’t turn anyone away. I was never going to have a medical exam.”

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Tottenham vs Marseille odds, pick, how to watch, broadcast: September 7, 2022 UEFA Champions League predictions https://papierkugel.org/tottenham-vs-marseille-odds-pick-how-to-watch-broadcast-september-7-2022-uefa-champions-league-predictions/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 17:46:44 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/tottenham-vs-marseille-odds-pick-how-to-watch-broadcast-september-7-2022-uefa-champions-league-predictions/ Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille are unbeaten so far this season, but both clubs are set for a serious test when they face off in the UEFA Champions League group stage on Paramount+ on Wednesday. The two sides drew in Group D after Tottenham returned to the Champions League with a fourth place finish in the […]]]>

Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille are unbeaten so far this season, but both clubs are set for a serious test when they face off in the UEFA Champions League group stage on Paramount+ on Wednesday. The two sides drew in Group D after Tottenham returned to the Champions League with a fourth place finish in the English Premier League, while Marseille just finished second in the French Ligue 1. In six league games, Tottenham have four wins and two draws to take third place in the EPL, while Marseille have five wins and a draw to take second place in Ligue 1. This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the Spurs and the Lillywhites. You can see what happens when you stream the game now on Paramount+.

kick off Tottenham Hotspur The London Stadium is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Tottenham v Marseille odds from Caesars Sportsbook list Tottenham as the -190 favorite (risk $190 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line, with Marseille the +500 underdogs. A draw costs +330 and the over/under of total goals scored is 2.5. Wednesday’s game will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their essential Premium package.

Paramount+ is the only place to watch every minute of every UEFA Champions League game this season. Sign up now for a 7 day free trial. A subscription also gives you access to other sports content, including the UEFA Europa League, Italian Serie A, NWSL, NFL on CBS, and countless movies and shows. Get it all free for 7 days when you sign up here.

How to watch Tottenham vs Marseille

  • Date Tottenham vs Marseille: Wednesday September 7
  • Tottenham vs Marseille time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Tottenham vs Marseille live stream: Paramount+

UEFA Champions League pick for Marseille vs Tottenham

Before you tune in to Wednesday’s game, you need to see SportsLine football insider Martin Green’s UEFA Champions League picks. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sportswriter and handicapper and covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European football picks have been perfect. Green has generated nearly $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world.

For Tottenham v Marseille, Green backs Tottenham to win and under 4.5 goals in aggregate for a -126 payout. “Spurs made an unbeaten start to the new Premier League season, and they moved up to third in the table after beating Fulham at the weekend. Manager Antonio Conte splashed the cash this summer to bolster his team, and Spurs now look solid in almost every department,” Green told SportsLine.

“Their greatest strength is in attack, where England captain Harry Kane is supported by Son Heung-Min, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski. They should be able to score a few goals against Marseille and make a winning start to the group stage.”

How to watch, live stream UEFA Champions League on Paramount+

Now that you know what to choose, get ready to watch the UEFA Champions League. Visit Paramount+ now to see UEFA Champions League action, your local CBS live sports events, some of the best soccer games in the world and more.

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Atalanta lead Serie A after 2-0 win at Monza https://papierkugel.org/atalanta-lead-serie-a-after-2-0-win-at-monza/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:25:13 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/atalanta-lead-serie-a-after-2-0-win-at-monza/ Atalanta moved two points clear at the top of Italy’s Serie A after claiming a 2-0 victory at Monza, the last on Monday. Atalanta were unable to break through the Monza defense in the first half as they faced a promoted side determined to score their first points of the season before the visitor brought […]]]>

Atalanta moved two points clear at the top of Italy’s Serie A after claiming a 2-0 victory at Monza, the last on Monday.

Atalanta were unable to break through the Monza defense in the first half as they faced a promoted side determined to score their first points of the season before the visitor brought out a more aggressive unit in the second period.

Rasmus Hojlund scored the game’s first goal in the 57th minute when Ademola Lookman found the Danish forward in the box where he fired into the bottom left corner with a single touch.

Atalanta doubled the lead eight minutes later with an own goal when Lookman’s back pass was deflected into the Monza net by defender Marlon.

“We took a risk in the first minutes and then we came out on top,” Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said after the match.

“It’s never happened in the history of Atalanta to be alone at the top of the table, it’s an honor for these guys and it’s a very good thing for the people and for us.”

Atalanta now top the league with 13 points, two ahead of Napoli and champions AC Milan.

Gasperini also praised Hojlund after the 19-year-old scored his first goal for the club after signing from Austrian side Sturm Graz.

“We were convinced from the first practice. He has very good characteristics for a 19-year-old player, we have to work on him but he has a great future,” said Gasperini.

Monza are the third team in Serie A history to lose their first five games of the season after Treviso (2005) and Benevento (2017).

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‘Legitimate debate needs to take place over Theo Hernandez’s lack of yellow card for foul on Inter’s Denzel Dumfries’ https://papierkugel.org/legitimate-debate-needs-to-take-place-over-theo-hernandezs-lack-of-yellow-card-for-foul-on-inters-denzel-dumfries/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 20:20:35 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/legitimate-debate-needs-to-take-place-over-theo-hernandezs-lack-of-yellow-card-for-foul-on-inters-denzel-dumfries/ Former Serie A referee Luca Marelli says there is a debate to be had over Theo Hernandez’s lack of a second yellow card in Inter’s game against AC Milan, according to a report by Italian media . Speaking while in the DAZN studios after the Rossoneri’s 3-2 victory against Inter, via FCInter1908Luca Marelli has confirmed […]]]>

Former Serie A referee Luca Marelli says there is a debate to be had over Theo Hernandez’s lack of a second yellow card in Inter’s game against AC Milan, according to a report by Italian media .

Speaking while in the DAZN studios after the Rossoneri’s 3-2 victory against Inter, via FCInter1908Luca Marelli has confirmed Theo Hernandez could have been sent off for a second bookable offence.

Both Theo Hernandez and Denzel Dumfries received yellow cards within the first 15 minutes of the match, which meant the two had to keep their behavior under control throughout.

The AC Milan player then took things a bit too far in the second half by dragging the Dutchman down to prevent him launching an attack for Inter.

The Nerazzurri were desperate for a card but Daniele Chiffi opted to settle for a free kick.

“It’s a moment that can legitimately open a discussion about Chiffi’s decision. Theo Hernandez passed no longer taking care of the ball but Dumfries.

“It is legitimate that there could be arguments because if the whistle blew there would have been an automatic warning for a potentially dangerous action because Dumfries would no longer have anyone on the wing. Var are cut off because they can only step in for red cards,” Marelli said.

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Southampton stun Chelsea, Inter and Roma with Serie A wins earlier this week https://papierkugel.org/southampton-stun-chelsea-inter-and-roma-with-serie-a-wins-earlier-this-week/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 04:29:38 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/southampton-stun-chelsea-inter-and-roma-with-serie-a-wins-earlier-this-week/ Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong were both on the scoresheet in the first half as Southampton beat Chelsea 2-1, handing Thomas Tuchel’s side their second loss of the season in the English Premier League. While it was Raheem Sterling and Chelsea who struck the first blow after 23 minutes, Southampton were quick to complete the […]]]>

Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong were both on the scoresheet in the first half as Southampton beat Chelsea 2-1, handing Thomas Tuchel’s side their second loss of the season in the English Premier League.

While it was Raheem Sterling and Chelsea who struck the first blow after 23 minutes, Southampton were quick to complete the comeback after scoring an equalizer through Lavia three minutes after conceding.

The result saw Southampton lift Chelsea to seventh in the Premier League table on as many points and a similar goal difference, but on merit for their win.

“It’s too easy to push us off the track,” Tuchel said after the game. “It’s too easy to bully us.”

Elsewhere in England’s premier football league, Leeds United and Everton played out a 1-1 draw at Elland Road. Anthony Gordon’s advantage over the Toffees in the first half was canceled by Luis Sinisterra 10 minutes into the second. Leeds, who beat Chelsea earlier, now sit fifth in the table while Everton are in the bottom half of the table.

Brighton also traveled to Fulham and were greeted by a well-prepared Marco Silva side who overcame them in a 2-1 win thanks to an Aleksandar Mitrovic goal and a Lewis Dunk own goal.

Inter and Roma victorious in Serie A

AS Roma climbed to the top of the Italian table with a 3-0 victory over Monza which saw Juventus new signing Paulo Dybala register a first-half brace as his first two goals for his new club.

After the match, Roma coach Jose Mourinho praised his new striker.

“Last year, when Juventus played here with us and he was substituted, I said to him, ‘You’re really good, kid.’ Well, tonight I said the same to him and we laughed thinking about how things have changed since then,” Mourinho told DAZN.

Inter also put the pressure on defending champions and derby rivals AC Milan, beating Cremonese three times in a 3-1 home win. Joaquin Correa, Nicollo Barella and Lautaro Martinez were on the scoresheet for the 2020/21 champions, who moved into second place in the points table, just above Milan.

Matchday five will see the last two Serie A champions meet in the Derby della Madonnina aka Derby de Milan, with both teams still hoping to assert their lead in the standings at the start of the season.

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