There was no pronunciation for the scarf dispute between RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg before the DFB Cup final.
“The topic was made larger by everyone involved than it is,” said Leipzig club boss Oliver Mintzlaff shortly before the kick -off in the “ARD”.
“It was just a scarf.”
“Just a logo, a club name, so everything is fine”.
In preparation for the final in the Berlin Olympic Stadium, SC Freiburg had prohibited the use of his logo for common fan articles with the Leipzigers, Mintzlaff then subordinated the Badeners.
So it should be May 22, 2022, the end point of the now almost three -year transfer saga Kylian Mbappé – with a framework that closes the relay finale of an equally long running series. According to a “L’Equipe” report, the PSG striker wants to announce live on French TV this Sunday – a day after the last game of the season from PSG against Metz – whether he is extending his expiring contract in Paris or is moving to Real Madrid.
For a long time, the grand finale seemed to be clearly prescribed, the transfer to the royal only one formal. However, after there had been slight doubts about this scenario in the past few months, ESPN reported that PSG had given up in the poker for the 23-year-old. But that was still not the last turn.
“Pessimism, nervousness and confusion” at Real
Because, according to Real Madrid, there are no longer sure to make a corresponding media reports from France and Spain whether Mbappé decides for the way to the Spanish capital. Among other things, the “Marca”, which was well taught in real circles, writes that victory security with the royal of a certain skepticism has given way, ESPN even reports “pessimism, nervousness and confusion” in the Madrilen camp.
Mbappé’s behavior is no longer understood in the past two weeks. Real should apparently have assumed that a decision will only be announced after the Champions League final in the coming week. Mbappé will now be able to pass this.
However, also with PSG, mainly uncertainty should prevail whether the upcoming decision prevails. Mbappé’s mother Fayza Lamari put a bar on the speculation that the French champion could have presented a late, improved offer on Friday.
In an interview with the Arabic -language portal “Kora Plus”, she said: “There will be no more meetings with the two clubs, that’s over. We have reached an agreement with both Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid. Now Kylian decide. ” The two offers are “almost identical”, at Real Mbappé should have control over his image rights.
there is clarity at least with di Maria
This, in turn, conflicts earlier reports, according to which PSG is said to have submitted a higher offer than real. But media confusion in the Mbappé causa has not only been on the agenda since yesterday – and apparently seems to be part of a desired staging that is now heading for its climax.
After all, there has been clarity in a PSG personnel since Friday: the expiring contract with Angel di Maria (34) is not extended. After seven years in Paris, the Argentine will take on a new challenge. According to media reports, this Juventus could be called Turin.
Frank Lampard’s Toffees were actually in shape after a messed up season and was being mentioned over the line, but had missed the safe relegation last weekend despite the break against FC Brentford (2: 3).
This should now follow in the catch -up game of the 33rd match day against Crystal Palace, but Lampard had to do without Branthwaite and Rondon, both of whom had flown from the pitch. Keane returned to central defense.
Before the game, the fans in Goodison Park made their team hot, because it was clear: a victory and the relegation would be perfect. Accordingly, Everton began the greatest possibility of Richarlison, who raised a free kick to the crossbar (18th).
MATETA too free – Ayew increased
A really sophisticated offensive concept was only partially recognizable, instead the guests gradually became better and did not take the lead undeservedly: The ex-Mainz Mateta appeared freely on the five after a free kick (21st).
Afterwards Everton looked extremely unsettled and always brought himself to Bredouille. So also in minute 36: Coleman failed an assumption, Mateta countered and, after Pickford’s unfortunate defense campaigns, Ayew increased to 2: 0 (36.) before the break. Ayew of all people: The Toffees had demanded two minutes earlier after the Ghanaer’s Gordon, vehemently started, unsuccessfully red.
Keane shortened, Richarlison compensates
Lampard had to come up with something for the second round and brought Alli for André Gomes, who had missed creativity in the first section. The hosts immediately started a little more lively and shortened – even according to a standard. Holgate took a long ball from the center line by head for Keane, which put it in the long corner (54.).
This also made the fans of FC Everton again loudly whip their team forward. And this now had some upper water, but had to rely on Pickford, which parried against Mateta (65.). And very little happened to the front despite more possession of the ball, but if something happened, it crashed: A quarter of an hour before the end, Richarlison poked the ball over the line (75.).
Calvert-Lewin lets the Goodison Park shake
So it was clear: only one goal and FC Everton would have the premature relegation. And that should also be granted the fans in Goodison Park! Five minutes before the end, Calvert-Lewin headed a free kick from Gray in the net (85th) and thus caused an early storm that the folders had to get under control before the seven-minute injury time started. This survived of the Dino of the Premier League – no club in England has more prime minister League than the Toffees on their belt – and thus celebrated the relegation after a spectacular catch -up.
The last matchday of this Premier League season will take place on Sunday at 5 p.m. FC Everton is then a guest at Arsenal, Crystal Palace welcomes Manchester United.
Both Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller and ManuelNeuer should actually extend their contracts at Bayern. So far, this has only been done with Müller. Lewandowski seems to have other plans, on the other hand, Neuer apparently invites his signature with three claims.
Manuel Neuer’s contract expires at Bayern in less than 13 months. As is common in the football business, an extension (or the failure of the negotiations) will usually be a sale.
With the 36-year-old, the signs are more on whereabouts, but according to the “kicker”, the national goalkeeper has several conditions for staying in Munich.
According to the report by the Loten Neuer and his advisor, the term of the new contract could currently have. Müller recently extended by one year by 2024, Lewandowski’s demands for an extension by up to three years, the bosses shook. Probably one of the reasons for the striker to look elsewhere.
Neuer, on the other hand, would have preferred to extend working paper until 2025, i.e. a year more than Müller. His argument: As a goalkeeper, he could play longer than his colleagues in the field due to the physical prerequisites, and his constitution and form is also promising. However, those responsible probably only want to extend only by 2024 in order to be able to decide again in the coming year.
FC Bayern: Neuer demands whereabouts of Tapalovic
Point two, which is still waiting for the new, is the squad planning. Which team will it be with the coming years? Is this competitive, especially at an international level? So it is quite possible that transfers have to take place in order to completely convince the 36-year-old.
Finally, according to the report, the future of Toni Tapalovic is of relevance. The goalkeeper coach, with whom the new has been working for eleven years, is definitely to be continued.
While the Bayern managers would like to quickly clarify the personnel, the keeper has no time pressure after “Kicker” information, could even imagine without extending contracts into the coming season. Then, however, the Munichs threatened a transfer -free departure in mid -2023.
Formula 1 is still dominated by men. As part of the #Weraceasone campaign, the premier class of racing wants to make the series more various. Entry opportunities for women, people of color and people of the LGBTIQA spectrum are to be simplified.
This promise also applies to in -house eSports. That is why Formula 1 awards a “Women’s Wildcard” for the team selection event at the start of the upcoming Pro Championship Racing series-the F1 ESPORTS Exhibition.
Advertising McLaren Technology Center
In order to draw attention to the possibility of participating, Formula 1 organized an “Experience Day” on May 12th. In the legendary halls of the McLaren Technology Center, the British Sky F1 reporter Natalie Pinkham gathered as host female F1 Content Creator.
The latter could not only collect “hot-loops” and submit them for the event, but also supply their followers at the same time with information about the wildcard. McLaren-ESPORT manager Lindsey Eckhouse spoke of the Women’s Wildcard as a “fantastic event” that “underlines the efforts of McLaren Racing to promote diversity, equality and inclusion.”
Hot-Laps can now be submitted
Since May 17th, girls and women aged 16 and over have been able to submit their best run in F1 2021 to the Silverstone course until May 23 at F1.ESPORs.com. The fastest will compete as part of the F1 ESPORT Exhibition event against the best F1 SIM racers in the world. From this pool and last year’s pro championship pilots, the F1Sport teams choose their drivers for the 2022 season.
With the Women’s Wildcard, Formula 1 does not want to separate men from women. The two-time W-Series champion Jamie Chadwick said for the first time in 2021: “If you can see it, you can also be” and thus emphasizes the meaning of visibility. Only when women can be seen in sports, inspire the further to do it equally.
Although everyone was able to take part in the conventional qualification in F1 2021, women are underrepresented in SIM racing. Formula 1 hope to be able to motivate more “female racers” to get into the SIM racing via this special, capsized platform.
One day before the grand finale in the Europa League against the Scottish opponent Rangers FC, Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt brewed an important personnel. Before leaving to Spain, where the final against Glasgow will take place in Seville on Wednesday evening from 9 p.m., the SGE announced an extension of the contract.
Central defender Tuta has extended until 2026 at Eintracht Frankfurt. This was reported by the clubs from the Main metropolis on Tuesday afternoon on social media.
The Brazilian’s original working paper ran at the Hesse until 2023.
“I have invested a lot to establish myself in this team. And of course I still have big plans for the future,” the 22-year-old was quoted at the Frankfurt club homepage.
Tuta a fixture in the harmony defense
The defensive player has been playing for the SGE since last season and has played for Eintracht since the 45 Bundesliga games. In the current season, he also wrote to the great success story of the Frankfurter in the Europa League. In the knockout phase, he was used in five of the six games, only he missed the second leg at FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
“We are very pleased that such a talented and important player like Tuta has signed in Eintracht in the long term. He took the next development step this season and has become a fixture in our team. Therefore it speaks for Eintracht Frankfurt that it speaks that that He stays with us, ”said Frankfurt Tutas director Markus Krösche on Tuesday about the contract extension with Tuta.
The defense lawyer took the step to Europe in January 2019 and was awarded the Belgian first division club KV Kortrijk for a year after his first half of the year in Frankfurt. Eintracht had once paid almost 1.8 million euros for Tuta to FC Sao Paulo.
The starting point: It is the duel between two of the hottest title candidates in round two. On one side of the Stanley Cup winners of the past two years from West Florida-on the other of the Presidents’ trophy winners of the past round round from the Miami area in the east of the southern state.
Both teams faced each other last season, at that time in round 1. After a spectacular and goal -rich series, Tampa continued 4-2 on the way to defending the title. Have the signs turned now?
The staff: Tampa is worried about one of his most important players. Brayden Point injured the Maple Leafs early on the leg in game seven and no longer returned to the ice. The strong attacker was also missing during training on Monday. Lightning coach Jon Cooper described his efforts in game in Sunrise on Wednesday (1 a.m. CEST) night (very questionable “.
With Mason Marchment, Florida also has a failure on the offensive, which, however, weighs less seriously.
The main round: Both teams won two games each, in Tampa the Panthers won 4: 1, then the Lightning 3-2 to Overtime. The two games in Sunrise were particularly spectacular: Florida won 9: 3 at the end of 2021, and at the end of April Tampa returned 8: 4 in the same place.
Rangers tip: The potential failure of point weighs heavily, this time Florida wins 4: 2.
Carolina Hurricanes – New York Rangers
The starting position: Both teams had their love with the routine opponents in round 1. Carolina only won in the seventh and decisive game against the Boston Bruins, as the Rangers against the Pittsburgh Penguins about the three times Champions Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The “Broadway Blue Shirts” even picked up a 1: 3 series behind.
The play -offs had previously achieved both clubs confidently – especially thanks to strong defensives. The Hurricanes (202 goals) and the Rangers (207) were the two main round teams with the few goals conceded in the entire NHL.
The staff: The status of number-one goalkeeper Frederik Andersen, who completely missed the first round, remains unclear. Number two Anti Raanta, who was also injured at the beginning of the series against Boston, returned after just one game break and was not only a decisive factor in game seven.
The Rangers will be missing at least at the beginning of the series with the Rangers, who gained plenty of play-off experience with Tampa in the past two years. Until the end, the defensive striker had been seen on crutches.
The main round: All four games only found after the turn of the year. First Carolina won 6: 3 at home, but then lost 0-2 in front of a home backdrop. The two youngest duels until April in Madison Square Garden both went narrowly to the Hurricanes (4: 2, 4: 3).
Rangers tip: If Raanta stays fit or even returns Andersen, Carolina prevails 4-2.
“Feest five to eight liters,” said Frank Baumann, the sports director had had to endure in beer showers on Sunday afternoon, the day of the Bremen Bundesliga return. What else the evening would bring to celebrations, he just wanted to let himself come to himself – but then pushed the sentence behind that (compared to the Werder players) he will “work again tomorrow”: “It continues for us.”
The Bundesliga planning has long since started in Bremen, two-track so far, “we have known this for a long time from the past two years,” says Baumann, when Werder also had to go through a first and second division scenario. So now there is certainty, and the sports director already has “clear ideas in mind, how it goes on, where we need”. One overarching goal is: “That we want to put the absolute tribe and a large part of the squad together much earlier than last season.”
the cause of the familiarization period
A year ago, after relegation, the personnel changes had dragged on throughout the summer, only after the end of the transfer period on August 31 was really clear what the face of this Werder team would look like – and to this Time was already played in the 2nd division. This inevitably also made the sporting familiarization time more difficult. But in the Bundesliga, Werder will probably not be able to afford one as a newcomer.
targeted obligations instead of the next change
In this respect, the upheaval in the squad will certainly not be as enormous as after the climb when there were more than 20 transfer movements. “We have a basic structure of players” who should continue to form this, says Baumann. Professionals are to be committed to a targeted manner that would immediately be possible for a regular place that, according to the sports director “have already seen and experience something and want to make us better”, but also perspective players who may need a year or two until they exhaust their potential be able.
Baumann: “Convince interesting players of us”
For the club, the ascent means considerable additional revenue (an additional around 20 million euros on TV money alone), but the financial situation is not comparable to that before relegation. The budgets are more limited, especially since the liabilities are grown by a loan (20 million euros) and a medium -sized company bond (17 million euros) – and therefore transfer revenues have to be generated again. However, not to the extent of the past year, when it was more than 20 million euros. “Nevertheless, we are also optimistic,” says Baumann, “that we can convince us of interesting players”.
no intensified conversations because of great
Pascal is acted as a candidate, a regular in the Premier League, whose contract expires at Brighton & Hove – but other clubs from the Bundesliga also show an increased interest. Before the 30-year-old will decide on his future, the 38th matchday will be pending for him and his club next Sunday anyway. Intensive discussions with Werder have not yet been held.
In the absence of numerous spared stars, it was the second guard of the royal who was allowed to operate in Cadiz: Already in the 5th minute Mariano Diaz, who represented benzema (not in the squad) in the storm center But especially with template giver Rodrygo, who had previously left five players’ players in his sensational dribbling.
However, the early lead and another chance by Asensio (12th) deceived a little over the fact that Cadiz was the more active team from the start. However, neither Akapo (1st), nor Negredo (14th, 24th) were able to use the uncomfortable carelessness in Real’s defensive.
Real defends Vogelwild – Cadiz deservedly compensates for
However, this did not turn out to be warning signals for the master and champions League finalists. Replacement goalkeeper Lunin, who represented Courtois, had to offer all his skills against Idrissi (36th), but was beaten a short time later when a Sobrino shot was fell into goal from the lower edge of the latte – the absolutely deserved equalization ( 37.). Actually, the underdog would have had to lead to the break, but it did not use regular mistakes in the real defensive after the 1: 1.
Cadiz ‘runs chances: Lunin holds penalty
Even after the change of sides, it was clearly noticeable that one team was sure to get the championship and that the other had to avoid an impending descent. Real failed, Cadiz dominated – but Cadiz just didn’t use his chances. After another Militao error, Negredo was taken from Lunin from his legs, but failed in the due penalty due to Real’s replacement goalkeeper (61.). It was the beginning of a private duel between Cadiz ‘Sturm -Routinier and the Ukrainian in the Madrilenen goal: twice, Lunin destroyed the best chances of Negredo in the a follow -up minutes (67th, 70th) – it was desperate for the relegation candidate.
Real came against far-up home side at least some switching situations and opportunities by Mariano Diaz (63.), Asensio (68.) and Ceballos (90.+2), but was extremely good with the 1-1 final score below the line served – Sobrino awarded the last of many good opportunities of the underdog (83.). Double bitter for Cadiz: Competitor Mallorca won against Rayo Vallecano through a goal in added time and moved past the Andalusians in the table, which thus slip on a relegation z1. On the last matchday, Cadiz no longer has the rescue in his own hands.
Cagliari Calcio, which was still relegated in Serie A, sold an extent to the reigning master Inter. Apart from a few pressure phases with too few top -class carets, a surprise success against the Milanese could not be seriously worked on, when the meantime of Lykogiannis (53rd minute) did not help.
In short: The individual quality of the Nerazzurri, which had been under victory pressure due to the 2-0 win by leader Milan against Atalanta, was simply too high. With more consistent exploitation of opportunities, especially Lautaro Martinez, more than a 3-1 would have been in the end.
Lautaro executed twice class
In the end, however, it was also enough that the defense in the crucial moments kept the access and that Darmian scored after an initially revealed hit by Skriniar (11th, handball after VAR intervention) after Perisic flank to 1: 0.
As a result, Lautaro was then on the spot twice in front of the Sardinian box and thus in front of keeper Crago. The Argentinian initially executed an interim 2-0 (51st) after a long blow and after good physical effort against altar, before the striker in the final phase with a lifter after a beautiful assist by Joker Gagliardini recorded his 21st goal of the season (84.).
The championship decision was also postponed to the coming week if Inter was definitely against the already saved club Sampdoria Genoa on the 38th and last Series A game day and at the same time on a slip from Rival Milan
Sassuolo Calcio has to hope. For the club from Cagliari standing on a relegation zone, the rescue is still possible.
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