FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2015
Borussia Dortmund’s comeback victory
against ODDS BK must be seen to be believed.
The German giants defied the “odds”, coming
back from three goals down to win the Europa League play-off first leg 4-3.
Dortmund came into this game either very
complacent or half asleep because it took three unanswered goals for them to
A 30th minute goalkeeping
blunder from the ODDS keeper was enough to spark belief into Thomas Tuchel’s
The Dortmund away fans are arguably the best in the world and were absolutely
mental, lighting flares and chanting their hearts out. Their beautiful
atmosphere paid off, as Shinji Kagawa volleyed a cracker in front of a sea of
yellow to make it 3-2.
ODDS were shell-shocked, unable to handle
the constant pressure forced upon them by Dortmund. Adrian Ramos’s cross found
Aubameyang who made no mistake, hitting a perfect first time shot to tie the
In typical Dortmund fashion, Henrikh
Mkhitaryan headed in the winning goal with five minutes to go.
Former manager Jürgen Klopp’s legacy still lives on as
Dortmund travel back home for their second leg.
PEDRO TO CHELSEA: MOURINHO’S BEAUTIFUL
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has pulled
off one of the cheekiest signings this season.
FC Barcelona winger Pedro was a Manchester
United target and even travelled to England to pursue transfer negotiations.
A few phone calls later from ‘the special
one’ led Pedro to London and not Manchester.
“He phoned me a few times and said he
needed me to make the team stronger,” the 28-year-old
“I spoke to Cesc,” said Pedro.
“We are very good friends. I knew I would feel at home here and that was
one of the main reasons why I decided to join.
Pedro signed with Chelsea FC yesterday and
has already made his way onto the training pitch, and is ready for the
immediate call up.
Louis Van Gaal has been trolled by Mourinho
yet again, and it gets worse as his new target Sadio Mane fell through
Southampton FC has stated that no one is
Saints boss Ronald Koeman will not sell any
"The situation is so easy and we have
to deal with it. I don’t like it as maybe players are thinking they’re not fully
focused on what they have to do.
"There’s no bid for any player. Not
for Sadio Mane, not for Victor Wanyama”
CITY SIGN STAR DEFENDER
Manchester City isn’t mucking around this
transfer window, and have made another serious signing to strengthen their campaign
for the title.
Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi has
agreed to a five year contract, after City successfully negotiated a
undisclosed deal with Spanish side Valencia.
told the club’s website, www.mcfc.co.uk: “I am here to give my best, to fight
game by game and push City to the highest peaks for as long as possible, and I
wish we will be able to win several cups and titles.
one of the best defenders in the La Liga last season, and will play a massive
role in stabilizing a shaky City defence.
the last piece to the Pellegrini puzzle? Is this the team that will return the trophy
back to the City of Manchester?
CATANIA MATCH FIXING DISGRACE
Catania has been demoted to Italy’s third
tear of football after investigations revealed their involvement in match
fixing last season.
The Sicilian side has been fined £107,111 (150,000 euros) and deducted 12 points this season.
President Antonino Pulvirenti has been
banned for five years, fined £214,143 (300,000 euros) and also arrested along
with six others.
Catania has announced that they will appeal
the decision, but something tells us that won’t end too well for the Sicilians.
By ARI CHARILAOU
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