Football in England: Guardiola’s Team comes closer to the title


    The English football Champions Manchester City away in the League Cup, only two steps of the successful Cupverteidigung. The Team of the German national player Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gündogan was shaking in the Viertelfinalebei former Champions Leicester City, however, only after a 1:1 (1:0) to shoot in the regular season, a 3:1 penalty. The team of team Manager, Pep Guardiola hits in the semi-finals to the winner of the London derbies between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

    As the only sub-class Association is already League club Burton Albion is Third in the penultimate round. The outsider won at ZweitligavereinFC Middlesbrough 1:0 (0:0) and must compete in the battle for the final against either FC Chelsea AFC Bournemouth or the. For the victory of the Citizens, in which Gündogan came in the closing stages of the game and Sane was not even in the squad, ensured a penalty shoot-out against a nervous disposition-Court masters of the Ukrainian Alexander Zinchenko. At the start of the “shootout”had taken Gündogan. Before the penalty, the former wolf burgers Kevin de Bruyne (14 had to shoot.) Manchester to put in, before Marc Albrighton (73.) the hosts in the penalty shoot-out could save.

    coach Thomas Tuchel and the French football Champions Paris St. Germain dissolved the meantime, their task in the League Cup only with some effort. Also thanks to midfielder Julian Draxler, the star of the ensemble was in the second round when ZweitligavereinUS Orleans with 2:1 (1:0) and made a small step for the sixth Cup win in the series. The quarter-finals to rise at 8. and 9. January.Edinson Cavani (41.) shot the record winner in the lead, Joseph Lopy (70.) the compensation for the underdog succeeded. Draxler prepared in the final phase of the redemptive victory of Moussa Diaby (81.) before. National player Thilo Kehrer sat 90 minutes on the bench. The Coupe de la Ligue applies to the championship (Ligue 1) and the Cup competition (Coupe de France) as the third most important club title in France.

    the host Al Ain FC won unterdessenim semi-finals of the club world Cup against the Argentine Champions River Plate. The master of the United Arab Emirates is the first in the finals of the competition. Al Ain came through a penalty shoot-out with a 5:4, after 120 minutes it had been in the Hazza Bin Zayed stadium 2:2 (2:2, 1:2) . In the penalty shoot-out Enzo forgave Perez in the fifth and final spot-kick for the Argentines. Al Ain goalkeeper Khalid Eisa was able to fend off the shot and was celebrated on the pitch as a Hero.

    Al-Ain could be in the final on 22. December meeting in Abu Dhabi on Real Madrid. The Spaniard will compete on Wednesday (17.30) in the second semi-final against the Japanese club Kashima Antlers. The Spanish Champions League winners want to win as the first club for the third Time in the series, the club world Cup. The first semi-final started with a goal-fireworks. In the third Minute of the Swedish national team player Marcus Berg shot, once at Hamburger SV, his Team in the lead. Already in the 11. Minute, Santos Borré of River Plate’s equaliser. Five minutes later, the Colombians showed one more time and turned the game to a halftime score of 2:1 for River. In the 51. Minute succeeded the Brazilians Caio of 2:2-compensation. River Plate showed in large Parts of the game dominant, but could achieve no goal.