English Newspaper Headlines & Frontpage reaction to Maradona death November 26 2020

By Soccer Blog | Nov 26, 2020

Here is a look at some UK based newspaper frontpage reaction today (November 26, 2020) to the legendary Diego Maradona’s death. The Argentine superstar helped his side beat England at the 1986 World Cup en route to the Albiceleste’s WC triumph, and the Hand of God dominates the front pages, as many might have expected. Maradona died at the age of 60 on November 25, 2020.

Daily Star frontpage headline Maradona death

“Where was VAR when we needed it the most” asked the Daily Star.

Daily Star Headline Maradona Death Newspaper

Daily Mirror front page after Maradona death

The Mirror went with the headline “Diego Maradona, a hero, a villain, a cheat and a genius…dead at 60”

Daily Mirror Headline Maradona Dead Reaction

Sun newspaper reaction to Maradona death

The Sun Paper Reaction Maradona Death

Daily Express frontpage November 26, 2020

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Newspaper Player Ratings Inter Milan vs Real Madrid November 25 2020 0-2

By Soccer Blog | Nov 26, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Inter vs Real Madrid in the Champions League on November 25, 2020. Real prevailed thanks to a penalty from Eden Hazard and an own goal from Achraf Hakimi.

L’Equipe player ratings Internazionale Real Madrid Champions League MD4

Inter Milan Real Madrid Player Ratings L'Equipe newspaper

Diario AS player ratings Inter 0-2 Real Madrid UCL

Inter vs Real Madrid Player Ratings AS 2020

Sport paper ratings Inter v RMA

Inter 0-2 Real Madrid Sport Player Ratings 2020

Mundo Deportivo player ratings Inter Milan Real Madrid

Inter Real Madrid Mundo Player Ratings 2020

Lowest Liverpool xG in a match | Expected Goals LFC Atalanta 0.20-1.39 Shots Map Stats Champions League

By Soccer Blog | Nov 26, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for Liverpool vs Atalanta in the Champions League on November 25, 2020. LFC fielded a second string lineup, and their xG here was the lowest ever Liverpool xG in a game since the metric began to be recorded and used a few years ago. No shot on target for Liverpool either- another rarity!

xG Liverpool Atalanta 0.20-1.39 (Actual score LFC 0-2 Atalanta BC)

xG Liverpool vs Atalanta Champions League November 25 2020

0-1 Josip Ilicic goal xG 0.61
0-2 Robin Gosens goal xG 0.52

xG of some other notable chances in LFC vs Atalanta MD4 in Champions League

9th minute Gosens shot xG 0.03- powerful shot, Alisson does well to get a hand
10th minute Papu Gomez chance xG 0.06- wide of post
44th minute Mo Salah chance xG 0.08- shot over bar
68th minute Joel Matip chance xG 0.06

Full time post match stats LFC v Atalanta November 25, 2020 for comparison alongside xG

Full time post match stats Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta Champions League

A big difference from the MD3 clash between the two sides in Italy, which Liverpool dominated on xG and won 5-0.

Newspaper Player Ratings Dynamo Kyiv 0-4 Barcelona 2020 | How did Dest, Braithwaite play?

By Soccer Blog | Nov 25, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Dinamo Kiev vs Barcelona on November 24, 2020 from the big Spanish and European newspapers. Barca played what was effectively their B team for this clash, and won 4-0, with all four goals coming in the second half.

Diario AS player ratings Dinamo Kiev v Barca 2020

Dynamo Kiev vs Barca 2020 Player Ratings AS

Diario Sport player ratings Dynamo 0-4 FCB

Dinamo Kiev vs Barca Player Ratings 2020 Sport

L’Equipe ratings Dinamo Kiev vs Barcelona

Dynamo Barca Player Ratings L'Equipe

PSG 1-0 Leipzig Player Ratings 2020

By Soccer Blog | Nov 25, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for PSG vs Leipizg from their countries’ respective newspapers. Paris won the clash 1-0 thanks to an early Neymar penalty.

L’Equipe player ratings Paris SG Leipzig

French newspaper L’Equipe not really impressed with either side, and Paris SG despite their victory rank lower than RB Leipzig in their books.

PSG player ratings vs Leipzig 2020

RB Leipzig player ratings vs PSG from Leipziger Volkszeitung paper (6 very bad, 1 very good)

Leipzig player ratings vs PSG 2020

Leipzig player ratings vs Paris SG 2020

List of hat tricks scored by Erling Braut Haaland | Three or more goals by Haaland in a single game

By Soccer Blog | Nov 24, 2020

Here is a list of the occasions when Erling Braut Haaland has scored a hat trick in his senior professional career. He has 9 hat tricks in his senior career so far- 5 for RB Salzburg, 2 for Dortmund and 1 each for Norway and Molde.

SK Brann 0-4 Molde (July 1, 2018)- 4 goals (Norwegian league)

Parndorf 1-7 RB Salzburg (July 19, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian OFB Cup)

Salzburg 5-2 Wolfsberger (August 10, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian Bundesliga)

RB Salzburg 7-2 TSV Hartberg (September 14, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian Bundesliga)

Salzburg 6-2 Genk (September 17, 2019)- 3 goals (Champions League)

Wolfsberger AC 0-3 RB Salzburg (November 10, 2019)- 3 goals (Austrian Bundesliga)

Augsburg 3-5 Dortmund (January 18, 2020)- 3 goals (also Haaland’s BVB debut)

Norway 4-0 Romania (October 11, 2020)- 3 goals (Nations League)

Hertha Berlin 2-5 Dortmund (November 21, 2020)- 4 goals (Bundesliga)

At U19 level, Erling Haaland also scored the following hat tricks

Scotland U19 4-5 Norway U19 (March 27, 2018)- 3 goals (Euro U19 qualifying)
Norway U19 12-0 Honduras U19 (May 30, 2019)- 9 goals (World Cup)

xG Leeds Arsenal 2.05-.0.79 November 22 2020 | Expected Goals Full Time Stats & Shots Map LUFC AFC

By Soccer Blog | Nov 22, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for Leeds vs Arsenal on November 22, 2020. Leeds dominated against the ten man Gunners, but were unable to find a way through as both sides had to settle for a goalless draw. The stats suggest LUFC did enough to at least score a goal, if not two, but weren’t able to score.

xG Leeds 2.05-0.79 Arsenal (Final score LUFC 0-0 Arsenal)

xG Leeds vs Arsenal 2020

xG of some key chances in Leeds vs Arsenal

Patrick Bamford 12th minute chance xG 0.38
Patrick Bamford 31st minute chance xG 0.09
Patrick Bamford 87th minute chance xG 0.32- header hits post
Rodrigo 79th minute chance xG 0.03- hits bar
Raphinha 95th minute chance xG 0.07- hits woodwork

Bukayo Saka 84th minute chance xG 0.34- saved by Meslier after great Bellerin pass
Aubameyang 60th minute chance xG 0.10

Full time post match stats Leeds vs Arsenal 0-0 (LUFC stats on left)

Full time post match stats LUFC vs Arsenal 2020
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Xhaka Tierney vs Alioski Fight Incident 2020 at final whistle end of Leeds Arsenal game

By Soccer Blog | Nov 22, 2020

This Tierney vs Alioski incident was a controversial one at the end of the Arsenal Leeds game, with Gunners defender Tierney clearly wanting to have a go at Leeds player Alioski after full time. Tierney is however pulled away by his team mates, and one can also see Granit Xhaka having an arm around Alioski and asking Tierney to go away. Continue Reading >>

Nicolas Pepe red card vs Leeds 2020 | Pepe headbutts Alioski and sent off VAR review

By Soccer Blog | Nov 22, 2020

This Nicolas Pepe headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski saw the Arsenal winger sent off following a VAR review after the interval in their clash against Leeds earlier today. The Pepe red card v Leeds came in the 51st minute- he head butted Alioski in an off the ball clash with the scores at 0-0 Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Noa Lang goal vs KV Kortrijk 2020 | Bicycle kick winner for Club Brugge

By Soccer Blog | Nov 22, 2020

This Noa Lang goal vs Kortrijk was a special overhead kick from the Dutch winger, on loan from Ajax, that helped his Club Brugge side win over the weekend. The Lang bicycle kick goal for Bruges came in the 60th minute and was the only goal of the game Continue Reading >>

xG Tottenham Man City 0.69-2.10 November 2020 | Expected Goals, Post Match Stats & Shots Map Spurs MCFC

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for Spurs vs Man City on November 21, 2020. It finished 2-0 to Tottenham, but xG showed City had more chances- essentially a Mourinho defensive masterclass.

xG Tottenham 0.69-2.10 Man City (Actual score Spurs 2-0 Manchester City)

xg Tottenham vs Man City 21 November 2020

1-0 Son goal xG 0.17
2-0 Lo Celso goal xG 0.39

Full time post match stats Spurs 2-0 Manchester City

Just four shots for Tottenham, but enough for them to secure the win.

Full time post match stats spurs 2-0 man city 2020

GIF Video Darnell Fisher Callum Paterson Incident 2020 | Fisher touches Paterson genitals in Preston Sheffield Wednesday game

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2020

This Darnell Fisher vs Callum Paterson incident (VIDEO BELOW) was a controversial one that saw Preston North End’s Fisher touch the genitals of Sheffield Wednesday’s Callum Paterson in their game earlier today. PNE won the game 1-0 against SWFC. Fisher, very bizarrely, actually ends up touching Paterson twice! Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Joel Pereira mistake vs Stoke 2020 | Stearman own goal for Huddersfield

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2020

This Richard Stearman own goal vs Stoke (VIDEO BELOW) saw Huddersfield concede this OG after a mistake from goalkeeper Joel Pereira, the United stopper on loan at Town. The Pereira error vs Stoke saw the Potters take a 3-2 lead in this clash Continue Reading >>

French Newspaper Player Ratings AS Monaco vs PSG November 20 2020 | Kean, Mbappe, Navas, Volland

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Monaco vs PSG on November 20, 2020 from the big French papers. Paris were 2-0 up thanks to Mbappe’s brace, but Monaco produced a stunning second half comeback to win the game 3-2. Abdou Diallo red carded late in the game for Paris Saint Germain

L’Equipe player ratings ASM Paris SG 2020

2/10 player rating for both Diallo and Kurzawa. Niko Kovac got a manager rating of 8/10, as opposed to Thomas Tuchel’s 3/10.

Player Ratings Monaco vs PSG 2020 L'Equipe

AS Monaco player ratings vs PSG 2020 from Nice Matin newspaper

While L’Equipe liked Fofana’s performance (7/10), Nice-Matin weren’t very impressed, giving him a 4/10.

Monaco player ratings vs PSG 2020 Nice Matin Newspaper
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GIF Video Lukas Hradecky mistake vs Bayer Leverkusen 2020 | Funny Goalkeeper Hradecky own goal

By Soccer Blog | Nov 21, 2020

This Lukas Hradecky own goal vs Leverkusen was a bad mistake from the Arminia keeper, who ended up scoring this hilarious own goal in their clash earlier today. The Hradecky own goal against Bayer came in the 47th minute and drew them level 1-1. Continue Reading >>

Portugal vs France Player Ratings 2020 from French and Portuguese newspapers | Ronaldo, Felix, Bruno Fernandes

By Soccer Blog | Nov 15, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Portugal vs France from the big European newspapers. France won this away clash 1-0 on November 14, 2020 thanks to a second half goal from midfielder Ngolo Kante, thus sealing their place in the NL finals at the expense of the defending champions.

L’Equipe player ratings Portugal 0-1 France 2020

A 3.8/10 team rating for Portugal from French paper L’Equipe, as opposed to the 6.6 for Les Bleus. They weren’t very happy with the referee either, giving him just a 4/10.

Portugal vs France 2020 Player Ratings L'Equipe

Correio da Manha player ratings for Portugal-France

Unlike L’Equipe, CdM thought Tobias Stieler had a good game as referee, giving him a 7/10.

Portugal France Player Ratings 2020 Manha Newspaper
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List of Fiorentina Player Salaries 2020-2021 | ACF Wages 20-21 Season

By Soccer Blog | Nov 13, 2020

Here is a look at the wages for AC Fiorentina for the 2020/21 Italian Serie A season. All figures in million euros and are net salaries (post tax). Fiorentina have a total wage bill of 55 million euros.

Who is the highest paid player at Fiorentina? What is Franck Ribery’s Fiorentina Salary?

Ribery is the highest paid player at Fiorentina and earns a salary of 4 million euros

How much is Jose Callejon paid at Fiorentina?

Callejon has the second highest salary at Fiorentina behind Ribery and is paid 2.2 million euros

What is the salary of Alfred Duncan at Fiorentina?

Duncan is paid 1.3m euros annually at Fiorentina (net)

Sofyan Amrabat Fiorentina salary?

Amrabat earns 1.5m euros annually as wages at Fiorentina, the same as Bonaventura and Cutrone.

What are the salaries paid to players at Fiorentina? (full list below)

Fiorentina Player Salaries List 2020-2021
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Video Exequiel Palacios back injury vs Paraguay 2020 | Angel Romero knee to Palacios back incident

By Soccer Blog | Nov 13, 2020

This Angel Romero vs Palacios incident (VIDEO BELOW) was a nasty one, with Paraguay’s Romero kneeing Exequiel Palacios in the back, a challenge that lead to the Argentine having to leave the field in their game earlier today. Palacios sustained a serious back fracture injury owing to the Romero foul Continue Reading >>

xG Man City Liverpool November 8 2020 | Expected Goals Stats & Shots Map MCFC LFC

By Soccer Blog | Nov 9, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for Man City vs Liverpool on 8 November, 2020. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Gabriel Jesus cancelling out Mo Salah’s opener from the penalty spot.

xG Man City 1.47-1.23 Liverpool (Actual score Man City 1-1 Liverpool)

xG Manchester City Liverpool 2020

0-1 Salah penalty xG 0.80
1-1 Jesus goal xG 0.18

Other notable chances and their xG metrics in Manchester City v Liverpool

De Bruyne missed penalty 42nd minute xG 0.80
Gabriel Jesus missed header chance 55th minute xG 0.36
Sterling missed chance 25th minute xG 0.06
Alexander Arnold 44th minute chance xG 0.05
Diogo Jota 50th minute chance xG 0.09

Joshua Kimmich knee injury vs Borussia Dortmund 2020 | Kimmich tackle on Haaland incident

By Soccer Blog | Nov 7, 2020

This Joshua Kimmich injury vs Dortmund saw the German midfielder suffer a horror injury after attempting a tackle to stop Erling Haaland following a BVB counter attack earlier today. Kimmich was in tears after this knee injury, and was replaced by Tolisso Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Dominic Ball goal vs Cardiff 2020 | Fantastic injury time winner for QPR

By Soccer Blog | Nov 1, 2020

This Dominic Ball goal vs Cardiff was a sweetly struck injury time winner for Queens Park Rangers in their game against the Bluebirds over the weekend. The Ball goal v Cardiff came in the 91st minute and handed QPR a 3-2 win in stoppage time. Continue Reading >>

Video Zinho Vanheusden knee injury vs Oostende 2020 | Cries after horror injury on pitch

By Soccer Blog | Nov 1, 2020

This Zinho Vanheusden injury vs Oostende was a horror knee injury suffered from the former Inter centre back, and the footballer’s cries and screams after the challenge can be clearly heard on the mike. A terrible, terrible injury for the youngster, who currently plays for Standard Liege in the Belgian top flight. Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Player Ratings Juventus 0-2 Barcelona Champions League 2020

By Soccer Blog | Oct 29, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Juventus vs Barcelona from some of the biggest European newspapers. Barca prevailed 2-0 against Ronaldo-less Juve, with Messi and Dybala scoring for the Blaugrana.

Diario AS player ratings Juventus-Barcelona 0-2

AS deemed three Juve players- Demiral, Rabiot and Dybala, not worthy of a rating at all. On the Barca side, they were impressed with Dembele and Pedri, but gave Frenkie de Jong a single star.

Juventus vs Barcelona Player Ratings 2020 AS

Diario Sport player ratings Juve Barca 0-2

A 7.2/10 team rating for Barca, with Juventus being given a 4.8/10 team rating. A 7/10 for Miralem Pjanic against his former club, with Lionel Messi the pick of the players in their eyes with a 9/10.

Juve vs Barca Champions League Player Ratings Sport

L’Equipe player ratings Juventus 0-2 Barcelona

Dybala struggles in these ratings as well (3/10), but similar ratings for Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski as well.

Juve Barca Player Ratings L'Equipe 2020
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Newspaper Player Ratings Gladbach vs Real Madrid Champions League 2020

By Soccer Blog | Oct 28, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Real Madrid from the big European newspapers. Real were trailing 2-0 at the 87th minute before scoring twice late in the game to emerge with a point.

L’Equipe player ratings MGB Real Madrid

French paper L’Equipe not really impressed with either side here, with Vinicius getting a 2/10 player rating. BMG manager Rose with a 7/10, as opposed to Zidane’s 4/10 rating.

Gladbach vs Real Madrid Player Ratings 2020 Champions League

AS paper ratings Borussia MG Real Madrid

A single star for 8 of Real Madrid’s starting XI, the exceptions being Ramos, Casemiro and Asensio (two stars each). Marcus Thuram with three stars on the M’Gladbach side.

Borussia Monchengladbach Real madrid Player ratings AS 2020

Diario Sport player ratings BMG vs Real Madrid

Sport gave Gladbach a team rating of 6.1/10, with Real being given a 4.8/10. A 3/10 for the pair of Vinicius and Ferland Mendy.

Gladbach 2-2 Real Madrid Player Ratings Sport Newspaper

Newspaper player ratings Atalanta vs Ajax 2020 Champions League | Italian & European papers give verdict after 2-2 draw

By Soccer Blog | Oct 28, 2020

Here is a look at the player ratings for Atalanta vs Ajax from the big Italian and European newspapers after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in their Champions League clash on 27 October, 2020.

L’Equipe player ratings Atalanta vs Ajax Champions League

Atalanta vs Ajax Player Ratings 2020 Champions League

French newspaper L’Equipe thought Ajax was the slightly better team on the evening, giving them a 5.6/10 team rating as opposed to Atalanta’s 5.3/10. Lassina Traore, who scored five goals and three assists in Ajax’s 13-0 win against VVV Venlo over the weekend rated their best player with a 8/10. Ten Hag’s manager rating (6/10) was also better than his counterpart Gian Piero Gasperini’s (5)

For Atalanta, the trio of Gosens, Sportiello and Toloi were the lowest rated (4/10 rating). Atalanta’s highest earning player, skipper Papu Gomez got a 6, while Duvan Zapata got a 8.

Libero Italian newspaper ratings Atalanta 2 Ajax Amsterdam 2

Atalanta 2-2 Ajax Player Ratings Libero Newspaper

Corriere dello Sport ratings Atalanta 2-2 Ajax

CdS thought Zapata was the best player on the evening from either side, while Perr Schuurs was the worst.

Atalanta Ajax Player Ratings Corriere dello Sport 2020
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List of Atalanta salaries 2020-2021 | Wages of Atalanta BC players 20-21 season

By Soccer Blog | Oct 27, 2020

Here is a look at the player wages/salary statistics for Italian Serie A side Atalanta Bergamo Calcio for the 2020/21 season. All figures for individual players are in million euros and are net (post tax, as is the norm while reporting salaries in Italy). Atalanta’s total wage bill is 42.6m, pretty low compared to the likes of fellow Champions League participants Juventus and Inter Milan.

Who is Atalanta’s highest paid player?

Atalanta’s highest earner is club skipper Alejandro Papu Gomez- he gets paid 2 million euros a year.

What is the salary of Josip Ilicic at Atalanta?

Ilicic earns 1.8 million euros a year at Atalanta. He is the second highest paid player at the club behind Papu Gomez. Luis Muriel also earns the same salary as Ilicic- 1.8m/ year.

What is Mario Pasalic’s Atalanta salary?

Pasalic earns 1 million euros a year at Atalanta.

Ruslan Malinovskyi Atalanta salary?

Ukrainian star Malinovskyi, like Pasalic, also earns 1m euros a year (net) Continue Reading >>

Fastest players in the 2019/20 Champions League- Mbappe, Klostermann and Hateboer

By Soccer Blog | Oct 27, 2020

Here is a look at some officially released statistics that show the players who ran the fastest (highest speed) during the 2019/2020 Champions League season.

Who was the fastest player in the 19/20 Champions League season?

The fastest player in the 19/20 UCL season was Kylian Mbappe, with a top speed of 33.98 km/h for PSG against Bayern Munich. Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann was second, with a 33.82 km/h speed against PSG for Leipzig, while Atalanta’s Hans Hateboer rounded up the top three, with his 33.71, also against Paris SG

How fast did Alphonso Davies run in the Champions League in 2019/20?

Davies achieved a top speed of 33.37 km/h in the 19/20 UCL campaign, achieved for Bayern in the final against PSG

What was Erling Braut Haaland’s top speed in the 19/20 UCL season?

Haaland’s best speed was a 33.02 km/h sprint (for Dortmund) against Paris.

What was Timo Werner’s best pace in the 19/20 UCL season?

New Chelsea signing Werner can be quick off the blocks- he hit 32.92 km/h for Leipzig against Tottenham. Continue Reading >>

Video Lynsey Hipgrave Mistake FA Cup Draw 2020- Female presenter Calls Havant & Waterlooville as Torquay and Crewe Skelmersdale mix up for Bolton opponents

By Soccer Blog | Oct 27, 2020

The 2020/21 FA Cup first round draw was conducted yesterday, and it wasn’t the best of evenings for presenter Lynsey Hipgrave, who made a few mistakes early into the draw while conducting it alongside Grant Holt.

Hipgrave first called Havant and Waterlooville as Torquay United (when No.75 was drawn), but moved quickly to correct that error.

However less than a minute later, she mixed up Skelmersdale and Crewe Alexandra ( No.15 & No.50) while announcing Bolton’s opponents. She also said “they were up against Bolton Wanderers”, when Bolton were the home team. Continue Reading >>

xG West Ham Man City 0.26-0.89 October 2020 | Expected Goals Stats of missed chances & Shots map WHUFC MCFC

By Soccer Blog | Oct 24, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for West Ham vs Man City on October 24, 2020. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Michail Antonio’s stunning opener cancelled out by Phil Foden.

xG West Ham 0.26-0.89 Man City (Actual score West Ham 1-1 Man City)

xg West Ham Man City 2020

1-0 Antonio goal xG 0.11
1-1 Foden goal xG 0.07

Missed Sterling chance xG 0.33 (saved by Fabianski)
Missed Mahrez chance 90+3′ xG 0.12
Missed Fornals chance 83′ xG 0.03

Full time post match stats WHUFC 1-1 Manchester City

Full Time Post Match Stats West Ham 1-1 Manchester City 2020

VVV Venlo vs Ajax 0-13 24 October 2020 | xG Expected Goals Shots Map & Post Match Stats | Biggest ever Eredivisie win | Beats 12-1 Vitesse win in 1972

By Soccer Blog | Oct 24, 2020

Ajax Amsterdam hammered VVV Venlo 13-0 away from home today (October 24, 2020), thus setting a new Eredivisie record. The biggest ever Dutch top flight win previously was also by Ajax, in the form of their 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972, but this 13-0 win has broken that record.

Five goals and three assists for Lassina Traore here. Seven different goal scorers for Ajax.

23 shots on target for Ajax in this 13-0 win over VVV!

Four goals in the first half, 9 in the second half (all nine after VVV Venlo’s red card)

Interesting, this 13-0 win today comes exactly 10 years after PSV Eindhoven thrashed Feyenoord 10-0 on 24 October, 2010!

xG VVV 0.18-7.47 Ajax (Actual score VVV 0-13 Ajax)

Sequence of goals in VVV vs Ajax 0-13 & xG stats (expected goals)

VVV 0-1 Ajax (Jurgen Ekkelenkamp goal 13′, Lassina Traore assist) xG 0.58
VVV 0-2 Ajax (Lassina Traore first goal 17′, Antony assist) xG 0.28
VVV 0-3 Ajax (Lassina Traore second goal 32′, Tagliafico assist) xG 0.55
VVV 0-4 Ajax (Dusan Tadic goal 44′, Klaiber assist) xG 0.11
VVV 0-4 Ajax (Christiaan Kum red card 52′)
VVV 0-5 Ajax (Lassina Traore third goal 54′)
VVV 0-6 Ajax (Antony goal 55′, Lassina Traore second assist) xG 0.32
VVV 0-7 Ajax (Jurgen Ekkelenkamp second goal 57′, Gravenberch assist) xG 0.40
VVV 0-8 Ajax (Daley Blind goal 59, Lassina Traore third assist) xG 0.06
VVV-Ajax 0-9 (Lassina Traore fourth goal 65, Antony second assist) xG 0.39
VVV vs Ajax 0-10 (Huntelaar penalty goal 74′) xG 0.81
VVV 0-11 Ajax (Huntelaar second goal 76′, Ekkelenkamp assist)
VVV 0-12 Ajax (Lisandro Martinez goal 78′, Zakaria Labyad first assist) xG 0.04
VVV 0-13 Ajax (Lassina Traore fifth goal 87′, Labyad second assist) xG 0.33

xG VVV Venlo vs Ajax 2020 0

Full time post match stats VVV Venlo vs Ajax 0-13

VVV 0-13 Ajax Full Time Post Match Stats

Fantastic Manuel Lanzini goal vs Spurs 2020 | Superb 94th minute 3-3 equaliser for West Ham

By Soccer Blog | Oct 18, 2020

This Manuel Lanzini goal vs Tottenham was a superb effort into the top corner from the Argentine star to steal a point for West Ham at the death against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. The Lanzini goal v Spurs came in the 94th minute, and allowed West Ham to draw this game 3-3. A great goal from outside the box, and his celebrations said it all! Continue Reading >>

GIF Video Controversial Aguero Sian Massey Ellis Incident 2020 | Kun touches neck of female linesman / assistant referee

By Soccer Blog | Oct 18, 2020

This controversial Sergio Aguero Sian Massey Ellis incident (VIDEO BELOW) saw the Argentine striker come under severe criticism on social media for touching the neck of the female lineswoman during their league game. Aguero was arguing with Sian Massey Ellis at the time of the incident, and she brushed his hand off Continue Reading >>

Golden Boy 2020 Award Shortlist- List of 20 nominees sorted by club & player nationality

By Soccer Blog | Oct 15, 2020

Here is a look at the official 20 member shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award that was officially announced earlier today (October 15, 2020).

Edit- November 21, 2020– Erling Haaland has been officially named the Golden Boy award winner for 2020.

2020 Golden Boy nominees sorted by club

Borussia Dortmund: 2 (Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland)
Man City: 2 (Phil Foden, Ferran Torres)
Barcelona: 2 (Ansu Fati, Sergino Dest)
Real Madrid: 2 (Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo)
Bayern Munich: 1 (Alphonso Davies)
Arsenal: 1 (Bukayo Saka)
Wolves: 1 (Fabio Silva)
Ajax: 1 (Ryan Gravenberch)
Rennes: 1 (Eduardo Camavinga)
Man Utd: 1 (Mason Greenwood)
Chelsea: 1 (Callum Hudson-Odoi)
Juventus: 1 (Dejan Kulusevski)
Red Bull Salzburg: 1 (Dominik Szoboszlai)
PSG: 1 (Mitchel Bakker)
AC Milan: 1 (Sandro Tonali)
Lille: 1 (Jonathan David)

2020 Golden Boy Award Shortlist

Which club has the most Golden Boy nominees for the year 2020?

Four clubs- Dortmund, Man City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have two Golden Boy nominees each, with 12 other clubs having a single representative.

2020 Golden Boy nominees sorted by league

All club names are the player’s current ones as on October 15, 2020 Continue Reading >>

Official Roster | Bayern Munich Champions League Group Stage 2020-2021 Squad | 25 man A- List & B List |

By Soccer Blog | Oct 8, 2020

Here is a look at the official Bayern Munich squad for the group stages of the 2020/21 Champions League season. The defending champions have submitted a 25 man A-List and two B-list players. No spots for the likes of Tanguy Nianzou and Tiago Dantas.

Why is Malik Tillman named in the Bayern UCL squad despite having an ACL injury?

UEFA rules mandate that there must be at least four club-trained players in the 25 member roster (players between 15 and 21 who have played three seasons/36 months). For Bayern, those four players are Thomas Muller, Ron-Torben Hoffmann, David Alaba and Tillman.

Who are in Bayern’s B-list in their original Champions League squad submitted for the group stages?

Joshua Zirkzee and Chris Richards are the B-List players in Bayern’s UCL group stage roster for 20/21. List B players do not count towards the overall 25 member cap.

FC Bayern Munchen 25 member A-List UCL squad for 2020/21 Group Stages

(All players designations as per UEFA)

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Alexander Nubel, Ron-Torben Hoffmann (3)

Defenders: Niklas Sule, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Bouna Sarr, Bright Arrey-Mbi (7)

Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martinez, Leroy Sane, Douglas Costa, Eric Choupo-Moting, Leon Goretzka, Alphonso Davies, Marc Roca, Corentin Tolisso, Malik Tillman, Jamal Musiala (11)

Forwards: Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman (4)

Bayern Munich Champions League Squad Group Stage 2020-2021

FC Bayern UCL Roster 2020-2021

Lionel Messi farewell message to Luis Suarez 2020 | Messi says goodbye to Suarez; blasts Bartomeu in IG message | English Translation & Transcript

By Soccer Blog | Sep 25, 2020

Here is Lionel Messi’s farewell message to Luis Suarez on social media site Instagram. Messi wrote the original message in Spanish, and said that Suarez deserved a better farewell and shouldn’t have been kicked out the way he was, but he was no longer surprised “at this point”, essentially referring to the Barcelona board and Bartomeu.

Messi post saying goodbye to Luis Suarez on IG (in Spanish)

Messi goodbye message to Suarez on IG

Auto translate of Messi farewell post for Suarez on Instagram

Deserved to be fired isn’t quite in the literal sense, but the rough message is that Suarez deserved a better farewell given his contributions to Barca.

English translation of Messi farewell message to Suarez

Also see video of Suarez crying while leaving Barcelona

“Heroes without a prize”- Spanish newspaper front page headline & reaction to Sevilla Super Cup loss

By Soccer Blog | Sep 25, 2020

Here is look at the headlines and the front page reaction from the big Spanish newspapers today ( 25 September, 2020) following Sevilla’s 2-1 extra time Super Cup loss to Bayern Munich.

“Heroes without a prize” was Diario AS’ headline on 25 September, 2020

Diario AS Paper Headline after Super Cup 2020 Bayern Sevilla

Diario de Sevilla frontpage reaction to Bayern 2-1 Sevilla Supercopa loss

Diario de Sevilla reaction Bayern 2-1 Sevilla 2020
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Newspaper player ratings Bayern Munich 2-1 Sevilla Super Cup 2020 24 September

By Soccer Blog | Sep 25, 2020

Here is a look at the newspaper player ratings for Bayern Munich vs Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on 24 September, 2020 from the German and Spanish newspapers. Bayern triumphed 2-1 thanks to Javi Martinez’s extra time strike.

Bild newspaper player ratings FC Bayern-Sevilla (1 is the best, 6 is the worst)

Bayern vs Sevilla SuperCup Ratings Bild 2020

Diario de Sevilla Spain player ratings for Bayern vs Sevilla

The local Seville paper thought Joan Jordan was the pick of the Sevilla players on the evening. They were also not very happy with the performance of Anthony, the referee for this Super Cup match.

Diario de Sevilla player ratings FCB Sevilla Super Cup

Sport newspaper player ratings Bayern Munchen Sevilla

Sport thought Sevilla were the better team on the night, and gave them a higher rating than Bayern.

FC Bayern Sevilla Player Ratings 2020 Sport Newspaper
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Thiago Alcantara Pass Map vs Chelsea 2020 on Debut- Record for most passes in a half of football

By Soccer Blog | Sep 23, 2020

Liverpool’s new signing Thiago Alcantara made his debut over the weekend against Chelsea, playing the second half after replacing Jordan Henderson at the interval. The Spaniard made 75 passes- a record for the highest number of successful passes made by a player in one half of football (45 minutes) since records began to be kept for the metric in 2003/04.

Thiago LFC debut- Thiago pass map vs Chelsea September 2020

Thiago Pass Map v Chelsea 2020

Thiago 75 passes breakdown- to whom did Thiago pass the most against Chelsea?

Thiago to Alexander Arnold- 14 passes
Thiago to Andy Robertson- 13 passes
Thiago to Mohamed Salah- 12 passes
Thiago to Wijnaldum- 8 passes
Thiago to Milner- 6 passes
Thiago to Fabinho- 5 passes
Thiago to Firmino- 5 passes
Thiago to Van Dijk- 5 passes
Thiago to Mane- 5 passes
Thiago to Naby Keita- 1 pass
Thiago to Minamino- 1 pass

Record for most successful passes in 45 minutes of football (Premiership)

Thiago set a new record for most passes in 45 minutes, beating the previous one held by Andreas Christensen

75 passes- Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool) vs Chelsea (September 2020)
66 passes- Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) vs Sheff Utd (July 2020)
62 passes- Jose Fonte (Southampton) vs Bournemouth (November 2015)
61 passes- Paul Pogba (Man Utd) vs Newcastle (December 2019)
61 passes- Yaya Toure (Man City) vs Stoke (October 2017)
61 passes- Paul Scholes (Man United) vs Blackburn (May 2011) Continue Reading >>

Portuguese newspaper front page headlines and reaction to Benfica losing to PAOK in UCL | Abola, Record, O Jogo & Correio da Manha

By Soccer Blog | Sep 16, 2020

Here is a look at the front pages from the big Portuguese newspapers (Abola, O Jogo, Record and Correio da Manha) on 16 September, 2020 following the PAOK 2-1 Benfica Champions League loss that saw SLB knocked out of the Champions. Benfica invested nearly 80 million euros in the summer to strengthen their squad, but were knocked out by a goal from Andrija Zivkovic, a player they themselves released on a free transfer to cut costs. Not surprisingly, Zivkovic’s past connection with Benfica and the economic damage to SLB due to the goal dominated the newspapers.

ABOLA Front page reaction PAOK 2-1 Benfica

Abola pointed out the irony that a former Benfica player had knocked the club out of the Champions League.

Abola Frontpage PAOK 2-1 Benfica

Record newspaper headline to PAOK vs Benfica

Record pointed out that Zivkovic had cost the club 40 million euros more!

record headline PAOK Benfica
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xG Brest Marseille 1.95-1.26 | Expected Goals Shots Map Stade Brestois OM & Full Time Stats

By Soccer Blog | Aug 31, 2020

It was Lens against Nice last weekend, and it ended up being Brest-Marseille in Game Week 2. A fixture that the lesser fancied team edged on xG, but weren’t quite able to convert into points.

xG Brest Marseille 1.95-1.26 (Actual Score Brest 2 Marseille 3)

xG Brest OM 2020

xG of individual goals

0-1 Marseille Florian Thauvin xG (0.05)
0-2 Marseille Caleta-Car xG (0.49)
1-2 Brest Faivre xG (0.06)
1-3 Marseille Caleta-Car xG (0.06)
2-3 Brest Charbonnier xG (0.52)

xG of some major chances that didn’t result in goals

Charbonnier 66′ xG (0.32)- for SB29
Tavares 88′ xG (0.29)- for SB29
Balerdi 84′ xG (0.46)-for OM

Brest had been taken to the cleaners last weekend by Nimes, but put on a much improved performance in what was a very open game against Andre-Villas Boas’ side. Continue Reading >>

Spanish Newspaper Headlines & Reaction to Messi wanting to leave Barcelona | Diario Sport, Marca, AS, L’Esportiu Frontpage August 26 2020

By Soccer Blog | Aug 26, 2020

Here is how some of the big Spanish sports newspapers (Sport, Marca, AS, MD and L’Esportiu) reacted to the news of Lionel Messi wanting to leave Barca. Frontpage headlines for August 26, 2020 (Wednesday)

Sport newspaper headline

Barca based Sport went with the headline Iguerra Total– “Total War”, pretty much summing up the position of the two sides.

Barcelona Newspaper Sport Reaction to Messi wanting to leave

Madrid paper Marca Front Page reaction (Y Estallo la Bomba- “And the Bomb Exploded”) Continue Reading >>

xG PSG Bayern 1.02-1.59 Champions League Final 2020 | Expected Goals Stats Map Paris SG Munich UCL

By Soccer Blog | Aug 23, 2020

Here is a look at the xG stats for the PSG vs Bayern Munich Champions League final, a fixture the German giants edged 1-0 on 23 August, 2020 thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header on the hour mark. A tight game, perhaps shaded by Bayern, but PSG did have their chances as shown on this expected goals map. Data from two different xG data models.

Model 1| xG PSG 1.02-1.59 Bayern Munich (Actual score Paris SG 0-1 FC Bayern)

xg Bayern PSG Champions League Final 2020

xG of Bayern winning goal: Kingsley Coman header goal 59′ (xG 0.40)

xG of some big missed chances for PSG

Kylian Mbappe miss 45′ xG (0.31)- shot straight at Manuel Neuer
Marquinhos missed chance 70′ xG (0.32)- again saved by Neuer
Neymar missed chance 18′ xG (0.06)- promising chance on counter, denied by Neuer Continue Reading >>

Manchester United 4-1 Istanbul Basaksehir Newspaper Player Ratings- Bruno shines

By Soccer Blog | Nov 25, 2020

Here is a look at some player ratings for Man Utd vs Istanbul from the big European newspapers. Bruno Fernandes was again inspiration for the Red Devils as they won 4-1.

L’Equipe player ratings United 4-1 Istanbul

Man Utd 4-1 Istanbul Player Ratings 2020

Telegraph ratings MUFC 4-1 Istanbul

MU vs Istanbul Ratings Telegraph

MEN paper United player ratings against Istanbul

Man United player ratings vs Istanbul 2020

MUFC player ratings vs Istanbul MEN 2020

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