July 25, 2024

Drama at the Bernabeu, farewell to Bayern and Barcelona. Top events of the European Cup week

Tedesco in Europa League semi-finals

Domenico Tedesco has a real chance to finish his first season at the helm of RB Leipzig with trophies: the former Spartak coach led his new team to the semi-finals of the German Cup, and now the Europa League. Leipzig were content with a draw at home to Atalanta but were compensated for missed opportunities in Bergamo, where Christian Nkunku scored two goals to take the Bulls to the semi-finals. After the relegation of Barcelona, ​​the Tedesco team looks almost like the main contender for the UEFA Cup. Who will win Champions League this year? Try 22Bet sports betting and make your predictions.

Barcelona are the absolute favorites to leave the Europa League

Xavi’s team has been on such a terrific run this year that even Real Madrid, who were thrashed in March, feel threatened by Barcelona, ​​despite a huge advantage in the Spanish La Liga table. And victory in the Europa League sometimes seemed simply inevitable. Eintracht had a different opinion, which caused a lot of problems for the Catalans in the home match, and completely shocked Barcelona at the occupied Camp Nou: in the middle of the second half, the Germans led 3-0, Barça scored their two goals already outside the main 90 minutes, that is, it was not even close to getting into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Villarreal sensationally knocked Bayern out of the Champions League

If the main surprise in the Europa League was the relegation of Barcelona, ​​then in the Champions League the sensation was presented by Villarreal, which threw Bayern overboard. The Spaniards, who had a minimal victory in the first leg, fought back desperately in Munich, still missed from Robert Lewandowski at the beginning of the second half, but shocked Bayern in the 88th minute when substitute Samuel Chukvuese equalized in a specific match and scored the winning goal in opposition. And you say Leonid Fedun knows nothing about football. Two former Spartak coaches in the semi-finals of European competition: Emery continues to fight in the Champions League, Tedesco in the Europa League.

Real Madrid looked over the edge of the abyss, where Chelsea nevertheless dropped

In the first match, Real Madrid won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, but before the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, there was no feeling that everything was over in this duel. Chelsea are the reigning Champions League winners, and Real Madrid, by nature, play better the worse the situation. And vice versa. Carlo Ancelotti’s team had to lose a comfortable lead and even be over the brink when Chelsea took a 3-0 lead in Madrid to turn on the heroic mode of getting over the odds. Courtois parried a difficult shot from Havertz, which could have made the score 0-4, Modric cut a masterpiece pass to Rodrigo, who moved the game into extra time, and then a bunch of Vinicius and Benzema worked. Karim scored the first, second, third and last of nine goals in this exciting duel of worthy opponents.

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