All eyes on the European tournaments as major league Seasons come to an end

All eyes on the European tournaments

The major European football leagues have come to an end except for Serie A which will end on August 2nd .Attention has now shifted to the European Cup tournaments: UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. This competitions were suspended after the COVID-19 pandemic escalated and are now set to return with the footballs project restart. 

The UCL is set to return on 7th August as the fixtures of the matches continue from where they left off. The games were at the knockout round of 16 and the next two knock out rounds (quarters and semifinals) were already set. It is going to be a marathon from 7th August to 23rd August with a match almost every day. On 7thand 8th there will be the remaining round of 16 matches. On 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th will be the quarter finals and the semis on 18th & 19th .The Final will be held on 23rd August at Estadio De Luz, Portugal.

On the return date 7th, 2 second leg matches are set to be played. Juventus Vs Lyon and Manchester City Vs Real Madrid. Juventus will be hosting Lyon at Turin with a 0-1 aggregate. The French club took the lead at home and hope to defend to avoid being knocked out.Mancity will also be hosting Real Madrid, with a 2-1 aggregate. The English club are leading with two away goals and hope to secure a win against Madridistas who will obviously be seeking a comeback at Etihad.

On the second day of the UCL, 8th August, will be the second set of matches. The most anticipated match will be Bayern Munichs, who will be hosting Chelsea at Allianz Arena for their second match with a 3-0 aggregate. The Germans with 3 away goals are popular favorites for winning this trophy based on their form after the restart. Chelsea on the other hand, have a mountain to climb to avoid being knocked out. Bayern has a tendency of scoring lots of goals against London clubs in the UCL, Chelsea will have a chance to change this narrative. Whoever wins this clash will meet either Barcelona or Napoli who will be playing on the same day at Camp Nou. The two are at a 1-1 aggregate with Barcelona with an away goal. On 12th Atalanta will host PSG for the Quarter finals and on 13th, RB Leipzig will host Atletico Madrid for the quarters knockout. The next two games will depend on how the 4 round of 16 matches will end.

In the Europa league, the matches are set to return for the second leg of the round of 16 knockout stage. The competition will resume on 5th august with FC Kobenhavn hosting Instanbul BasakSehir with a 0-1 aggregate, Shaktar Donetsk Vs Wolsfburg 2-1 aggregate, Inter vs Getafe 0-0 aggregate and Manchester United vs Lask Linz 5-0 aggregate. On the second day, 6th August, Bayer Leverkusen will be hosting Rangers 3-1 aggregate, Sevilla Vs Roma aggregate 0-0, Basel vs Eintacht Frankfurt 3-0 aggregate and Wolves vs Olympiacos 1-1 aggregate. On August 10th  and 11th  ,the winners of the round of 16 will meet at the quarters then on  16th and 17th will be the semifinals and the final will be on 21st on the RheinEnergie Stadion, Cologne Germany.

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English Premier League to end in style.

English Premier League to end in style.

 As the Premier league ends this Sunday, there will be quite some interesting fixtures on that day. At the top of the table will be their fierce battle for Champions League qualification as three clubs fight for the third and fourth position. 

The matches to watch will definitely be Chelsea vs Wolves and Leicester City vs Manchester United. These fixtures will be moment defining for the three clubs. For Manchester United, a win or a draw against Leicester will be a direct ticket to the UEFA Champions league. They are at number three in the league with 63 points and a goal difference of 28 goals. For the Leicester Foxes, they strongly need a win against united to be assured of getting a UCL ticket. They are currently fifth with 62 points and a goal difference of 28 therefore, a draw for them would be an option depending on how the Chelsea match against wolves will turn out. Chelsea on the other hand also strongly needs a win because if it comes to goal difference they are the lowest in the top five with on 13.It surely never gets bigger than this. 

Since the leagues number five will automatically qualify for Europa, there is also a mid-table battle for Qualification by position 6 between Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur. Wolves at 59 points and a goal difference of 13 will be hoping to beat the South West London Blues to secure that position. They are also currently in the same tournament and if by any chance they win, they will be getting a ticket to the Champions League. For them its a no taking chances situation. Spurs at 58 points and a goal difference of 14 are also trying to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. A win against Crystal palace on that same day would be important to their campaign.

Finally, the tight relegation battle will be coming to an end of the same day. It is confirmed that Norwich City will be headed back to The Skybet Championship since they have 21 points and a goal difference of -44.Gaining 3 points against Manchester City wont save them but at least it will be a farewell match since they put up quite a show in the PL. Above them is Bournemouth with 31 points, and a goal difference of -27, who will be meeting Everton hoping for three points to put them level with Watford and Aston Villa who are at 34 points each. The Cherries can only escape relegation if both of the clubs above it loose. Watford, who will be facing Arsenal can only escape relegation if they win and Aston Villa loses their match against Westham. The last three clubs will be relegated and on Sunday we will be able to tell who gets axed and who gets lucky.

All matches on Sunday will be played at 6pm .The premier league is set to return in September 12th 

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English Premier League to end in style.

English Premier League to end in style.

 As the Premier league ends this Sunday, there will be quite some interesting fixtures on that day. At the top of the table will be their fierce battle for Champions League qualification as three clubs fight for the third and fourth position. 

The matches to watch will definitely be Chelsea vs Wolves and Leicester City vs Manchester United. These fixtures will be moment defining for the three clubs. For Manchester United, a win or a draw against Leicester will be a direct ticket to the UEFA Champions league. They are at number three in the league with 63 points and a goal difference of 28 goals. For the Leicester Foxes, they strongly need a win against united to be assured of getting a UCL ticket. They are currently fifth with 62 points and a goal difference of 28 therefore, a draw for them would be an option depending on how the Chelsea match against wolves will turn out. Chelsea on the other hand also strongly needs a win because if it comes to goal difference they are the lowest in the top five with on 13.It surely never gets bigger than this. 

Since the leagues number five will automatically qualify for Europa, there is also a mid-table battle for Qualification by position 6 between Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur. Wolves at 59 points and a goal difference of 13 will be hoping to beat the South West London Blues to secure that position. They are also currently in the same tournament and if by any chance they win, they will be getting a ticket to the Champions League. For them its a no taking chances situation. Spurs at 58 points and a goal difference of 14 are also trying to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. A win against Crystal palace on that same day would be important to their campaign.

Finally, the tight relegation battle will be coming to an end of the same day. It is confirmed that Norwich City will be headed back to The Skybet Championship since they have 21 points and a goal difference of -44.Gaining 3 points against Manchester City wont save them but at least it will be a farewell match since they put up quite a show in the PL. Above them is Bournemouth with 31 points, and a goal difference of -27, who will be meeting Everton hoping for three points to put them level with Watford and Aston Villa who are at 34 points each. The Cherries can only escape relegation if both of the clubs above it loose. Watford, who will be facing Arsenal can only escape relegation if they win and Aston Villa loses their match against Westham. The last three clubs will be relegated and on Sunday we will be able to tell who gets axed and who gets lucky.

All matches on Sunday will be played at 6pm .The premier league is set to return in September 12th 

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All eyes on the European tournaments as major football leagues Seasons come to an end.

European tournaments as major league Seasons come to an end

The major European football leagues have come to an end except for Serie A. The Italian league will end on August 2nd. Attention has now shifted to the European Cup tournaments: UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. These competitions were suspended after the COVID-19 pandemic escalated. These competitions will resume with the football’s project restart.

UEFA Champions League

The Union of European Football Association(UEFA) Champions League is set to return on 7th August. The fixtures will continue from where they left off. The games were at the round of 16. The next two knock out rounds (quarters and semifinals) were already set. It is going to be a marathon from 7th August to 23rd August with a match almost every day. On 7th and 8th the remaining round of 16 matches will be played. Next, on 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th the quarter finals will be played. Moreover, the semis are set to be played on 18th & 19th. Finally, the Final match will be played on 23rd August at Estadio De Luz, Portugal.

Second leg matches

Second leg matches will be played on the return date, 7th. Juventus Vs Lyon and Manchester City Vs Real Madrid. The old lady will be hosting Lyon at Turin. Juventus look forward to overturn a 0-1 aggregate. The French club took the lead at home and will focus on defending the lead to avoid being knocked out. On the other hand, Manchester City will be hosting Real Madrid. The Cityzens will be looking forward to extend the 2-1 aggregate lead. The English club are leading with two away goals and hope to secure a win against Madrid. Otherwise, Los Blancos will obviously be seeking a comeback at Etihad.

On the second day of the Champions League, 8th August, will be the second set of matches. The most anticipated match will be Bayern Munich`s. The Bavarians will be hosting Chelsea at Allianz Arena for their second match with a 3-0 aggregate. Moreover, the Germans with 3 away goals are popular favorites for winning this trophy based on their form after the restart. Chelsea on the other hand, will have a mountain to climb to so that they are not knocked out. It is worth noting that Bayern has a tendency of scoring lots of goals against London clubs in the UCL. However, Chelsea has a chance to change this narrative. Whoever wins this clash will face either Barcelona or Napoli.

The Blaugrana side will face Napoli on the same day at Camp Nou. The two are at a 1-1 aggregate with Barcelona ahead on an away goal. On 12th, Atalanta will host PSG for the Quarter finals. Similarly, RB Leipzig will host Atletico Madrid for the quarters knockout on 13th. The next two games will depend on how the 4 round of 16 matches will end.

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Europa League

In the Europa league, the matches are set to return for the second leg of the round of 16 knockout stage. The competition resumes on 5th August. Above all, FC Kobenhavn will host Instanbul BasakSehir. BasakSehir are currently leading by one goal, a 0-1 aggregate.

Other matches

  • Shaktar Donetsk Vs Wolsfburg 2-1 aggregate
  • Inter vs Getafe 0-0 aggregate
  • Manchester United vs Lask Linz 5-0 aggregate
  • Bayer Leverkusen will be hosting Rangers 3-1 aggregate.
  • Sevilla Vs Roma aggregate 0-0
  • Basel vs Eintacht Frankfurt 3-0 aggregate
  • Wolves vs Olympiacos 1-1 aggregate

The winners of the round of 16 will meet at the quarters on August 10th  and 11th. Moreover, the semifinals  will be played on 16th and 17th. Above all, the final will be on 21st on the RheinEnergie Stadion, Cologne Germany. I bet you are looking forward to this and more as major European football leagues come to an end.

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