MONACO UNBEATEN RUN ENDED AT STRASBOURG

Russia player Aleksandr Golovin could not prevent his AS Monaco team from falling to a shock 1-0 loss to hosts Racing Strasbourg in one of the week 28 games played on Wednesday. Week 28 set of games are the latest matches played in the French Ligue 1 and it saw AS Monaco lose ground on the top three teams in the quest to win the league title for the first time since the 2016/17 season. Russia player Golovin has been an important player for AS Monaco in the recent unbeaten run of 14 games in all competitions but he could not do much to stop his team from falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of home team Strasbourg. Before the defeat, AS Monaco had gone 13 games without defeat in the league. Russia player Golovin started the Strasbourg game and was largely ineffective until his withdrawal in the second half. The Russia player lasted for 73 minutes before being replaced by KrepinDiatta for the final minutes of the game. Golovin was one of the stars of the last World Cup tournament for Russia on home soil. He was an important player as Russia reached the quarterfinals before they were beaten by Croatia, who went on to reach the final of the tournament. Russia claimed a major scalp in the round of 16 as they defeated Spain on penalties to progress to the quarterfinals.


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EX-PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER MOVES TO RUSSIA

Former Newcastle United and West Brom striker Salomon Rondon has moved to Russia to continue his football career. The Venezuelan international player signed for CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League earlier this week. Several media reports linked Salomon Rondon with a move back to West Brom before his transfer to Russia was confirmed this week. West Brom are in need of goals in the Premier League this season as they try to avoid returning back to the English Championship after one season in the top flight.

West Brom have a lot of work to do if they are to escape relegation from the Premier League this season. Salomon Rondon would have provided them with goals and Premier League experience but the club decided to sign MbayeNiang on loan from Galatasaray in the Turkish top flight. MbayeNiang scored his first goal for the Baggies at the weekend but it was not enough as they played out a 1-1 draw at home to title chasers Manchester United. Continue reading

RUSSIA: GOLDEN BOOT CONTENDERS REVEALED

 

The Golden Boot race in Russia is perfectly poised ahead of the resumption of the league in the New Year. 19 matchdays have been played in the Russian Premier League and matchday 20 won’t be played until the end of February 2020. The Golden Boot race contenders have two months to prepare for the remainder of the football season in Russia. Two players from Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St. Petersburg are leading the race for the highest goalscorer at the end of the current season next summer. The two players have scored a big fraction of the goals that have propelled Zenit St. Petersburg to the top of the table as they bid to hold on to the title they won last season.

Zenit St. Petersburg have had a contrasting campaign in Europe this season after they finished bottom of their group in the Champions League with just a solitary point. Their league form is a complete opposite of their European form. Zenit have a four-point lead over CSKA Moscow at the top of the table as far as top flight football in Russia is concerned. They have won 12 and drawn five of their 19 league outings in this campaign.
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ZENIT IN POLE POSITION FOR TITLE

 

Zen it St. Peters burg are in a fantastic position to win the league title in Russia this season after they saw off nearest challenger Spartak Moscow when the two teams met for a top-of-the-table clash on Wednesday. Zenit didn’t enjoy a good campaign in Europe this season and they can atone for their poor European campaign this season by winning the Premier League title in Russia again.Zen it St. Peters burg were in a relatively good Champions League group with the likes of Bo Russia Dortmund FC of Germany, Italian outfit Lazio and Belgian champions Club Bruggebut that was inspirational enough for the players who performed woefully with a solitary point recorded at the end of the group campaign.


Zenit didn’t represent Russia well after a record of one draw and five defeats in Group F. It was not surprising that the team from Russia finished rock bottom, while third-placed Club Brugge dropped down to the Europa League. Group F winners Borussia Dortmund and runners-up Lazio both advanced into the Champions League round of 16 and they have both been paired with Sevilla and holders Bayern Munich respectively in the quest to secure a place in the quarterfinals of the competition.
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Russia to Face Off Serbia in UEFA Nations League

 

The UEFA Nations League is one of the most valuable international competitive tournaments of football in the world. The football-playing countries in Europe strive to get their slots in this tournament and thus all the teams have to go through the qualifying rounds too. In the tournament of 2020-21, Russia has to take on Serbia at the Star Stadium of Belgrade on the 19th of November 2020.

For both the teams, this is one of the most important matches to play for group B. Many things are depending on this game for both of these teams. Serbia needs to win this game comprehensively so that they can avoid relegation from Group B. They will have to bet all their skills and capabilities here to stay in the B group of this tournament.
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UEFA Nations League: Match between Russia and Hungary will be Played at Dynamo Stadium

 

Dynamo Stadium is going to host a football match which is part of the UEFA Nations League. This match will be played between Russia and Hungary in the month of October. Hungarian Football Federation has confirmed this news through a press release.

Hungarian Football Federation further says through a press release that the match between the Russian national team and Hungarian national team is ready to play this game at this outstanding stadium on October 14. This popular football stadium was named after the world-famous goalkeeper Lev Yashin. Continue reading

ARSENAL EYE ZENITH STRIKER

 

According to several reports Arsenal are interested in the services of Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun. Italian tabloid Area Napoli claims that the Gunners have contacted cult hero Andrey Arshavin over a move to sign Azmoun. And the former Arsenal striker has urged his former side to raid the Russia giant.


The young striker is regarded as one of the best forwards in the Russian League and has attracted the interest of several clubs including Italian side Napoli. However, the report claims that Arsenal have the edge as Arshavin oversees transfers and they are hoping that his connection to the club could provide a better negotiation ground for the forward.
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BAYERN STILL KEEN ON SANE

Manchester City forward Leroy Sane remains the top transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich. According to SPOX, Bayern Munich have opened discussion with top agent, Giovanni Branchini, over the possibility of signing the German international.


Leroy Sane is believed to be one of Germany’s biggest young stars, and Bayern Munich are understood to be keen to build their team around a player who has grown to be one the key players in Pep Guardiola’s impressive side.
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KALOU LINKED WITH PREMIER LEAGUE RETURN

Solomon Kalou has accused his manager of being disrespectful towards him. He said the coach is making him feel uncomfortable in the capital. The former Chelsea attacker joined Hertha Berlin from Lille in 2014, and he has been ever-present in the side. He played a total of 30 league matches last season as the team finished 11 in the table.

The player is no longer enjoying good fortune with the Old Lady as he has made only 7 appearances so far this season.

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Jürgen Klinsmann Looks Forward to Salomon Kalou

Some fresh desires have been set by Jürgen Klinsmann, new coach and manager for Hertha BSC before he makes his debut at the Olympic Stadium for the team. He has praised the captain of the team and has said that he totally trusts him for the game. In his words, Vedad Ibisevic is a great captain and he can be considered the best leader for the current team. He also said that Vedad also enjoys the high esteem of his. Jürgen Klinsmann is likely to rely on another veteran player before they play against BVB and he is Salomon Kalou.

According to him, Kalou is great as well as an important player for the team. Klinsmann who has been once the boss for DFB has already decided upon the eleven players to start the contest with. Jürgen has been known as one of the top strikers of his time and so it is believed that he has selected his team members by keeping in mind the kind of teams they are going to play with or the kind of games they are going to face in the competition. The 55-year-old has already taken up the leadership on the players as a part of his duty.

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