45th goal of Lewandowski and 23rd assists of Mueller
This week, the German Cup was resumed in two semifinal matches. On Tuesday, Bayer away played with Saarbrücken, and on Wednesday, Bayern hosted Eintracht from Frankfurt am Main. As a result, both favorites won - 3: 0 and 2: 1, respectively.
The Munich team beat an opponent for the second time in a month, avenging the failure in the final of the German Cup 2017/18. At the end of May, Hans-Dieter Flick wards defeated Eintracht - 5: 2, taking revenge for the defeat in the first round Bundesliga match (1: 5).
In the cup match, the hosts opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Ivan Perisic hit a stranger’s gate after a neat cast by Thomas Müller. For the midfielder this assists was the 23rd in all tournaments in the 2019/20 season.
After the break, Eintracht managed to recoup due to the exact shot of Danny da Costa, but five minutes later the Munich team again pulled ahead of Robert Lewandowski. The judge counted the goal, which turned out to be victorious, after watching the replay. The Pole scored the 45th goal this season and updated his own performance record.
Bayern reached the final of the German Cup for the 24th time and will play against Bayer in Berlin on July 4. If successful, the Munich club can win this trophy for the 20th anniversary.
The resumption of the season in Spain and replay six months later
On Wednesday, the game of the 20th round of Segunda between the “Rayo Vallecano” and “Albacete” was resumed, the football season in Spain resumed. The first half of this meeting took place on December 15th. However, during the break the fight was stopped due to the insulting chants of the fans of "Rayo Vallecano" to the Ukrainian striker rival Roman Zozuli.
The replay was originally scheduled for February, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it only took place on June 10th. Thus, 178 days elapsed between the first and second half of this match. After almost six months, the Albacete team underwent major changes: the head coach Luis Miguel Ramis left the team, as well as a couple of players who participated in that meeting. In addition, guests had to start a meeting in the minority due to the removal of the Azerbaijani midfielder Eddie Silvestre.
As a result, “Rayo Vallecano” achieved victory. At the 61st minute, the only goal was scored by Peruvian defender Luis Advincula. Zozulya, who underwent obstruction in December, was unable to hit other people's gates.
The incredible ball into the goal of “Benfica” and a hard victory for “Porto”
In neighboring Portugal, the championship is in full swing and pleases football fans with unexpected results. So, in the last round, the leading “Port” lost to “Famalikan”, and “Benfica” failed to hit the gate of “Tondela” - 0: 0. After this match, the bus with the football team of the capital team was attacked by fans.
However, in the 26th round, the Lisbon again misfired. This time, the incumbent national champion was unable to keep the winning score in a match with an outsider of the Portimonence tournament, who won his first victory in the national championship a week ago in 2020.
In the first half, guests twice hit the opponent’s goal. Forward Pizzi opened the scoring, for whom this goal was the 15th in the current season of Primera. He caught up in the scorer race of teammate Vinicius Morais.
However, after the break, “Benfica” missed twice after the corner. Especially beautiful turned out to be the goal of Carlos Eugenio Tavares dos Santos, who, from outside the penalty area, delivered an exact blow to the far nine - 2: 2. The Lisbon again made an inexplicable misfire and tied for the fourth time in a row with an inferior rival in the class in the national championship.
But “Porto” after a failure in a meeting with “Famalikan” carried out work on errors and with a minimum score beat “Maritima”. The only goal in the sixth minute was scored by Jesus Corona. In the end, the "dragons" were in the minority - Alex Telles received the second yellow card. The victory allowed Port to single-handedly lead the standings and break away from Benfica by two points.
Tataev’s injury and the third match of Lyovin in the starting lineup
In the career of the Russian defender of Mlada Boleslav, Alexei Tataev, it seems that a black streak has come. In two matches of the Czech championship in a row he was marked by own goals, and on Wednesday was injured. The domestic football player was forced to leave the field already at the 35th minute of a home meeting with Sigma.
By that time, the hosts were inferior with a minimum score. They never managed to hit other people's gates, but the guests in the end put an end to the most important game for themselves - 2: 0.
Mlada Boleslav extended the unbeaten run in the national championship to five meetings. At the same time, in the last 11 rounds, the team won only one victory. The Tataev team risks not getting into the playoffs for the right to participate in the Europa League. In order to secure a place for yourself in this draw, you need to take from seventh to tenth place in the table.
Before the final round, “Mlada Boleslav” is on the ninth line, surpassing the “Bohemians-1905” in additional indicators. In turn, Sigma is three points behind Mlada, but has an advantage over an opponent in personal meetings. However, it will be difficult for a team from Olomouc to get around an opponent, because in the final round of the national championship, she will have a match with the local grand Victoria Plzen, while Mladu will meet with an outsider Karvina.
But Bohemians-1905, Vladislav Levin, scored an excellent move. After an insulting defeat from Sparta, the Russian squad defeated Slovatsko 2-1 on the road. The midfielder himself spent all 90 minutes on the field.
The entire match against Dynamo was played by Teplice defender Yevgeny Nazarov, but this did not help his team win. Away “Teplice” opened the scoring immediately after the break, but five minutes later he missed the return ball. And in the end, the owners squeezed the opponent - 3: 1. For the tour to the finish of the regular season, Teplice is in 12th place out of 16. The team’s task is not to go down a line below so as not to fly directly from the elite division.
Natho's winning goal and thousands of fans in the stands
In addition to Germany, the semifinal matches of the national cup on Wednesday took place in Serbia. Partizan hosted Crvena Star as part of the 254th fight of the Eternal Derby. The level of confrontation also corresponded to the atmosphere in the stands. The Raiko Mitic stadium in Belgrade, which seats 55 thousand spectators, gathered an audience of 25 thousand. In Serbia, after a sharp decrease in the incidence of coronavirus, they were allowed to attend football matches to an unlimited number of people, subject to a distance of one meter. However, judging by the photos, this rule was not respected in the derby.
The game itself ended in a victory for the hosts with a minimum score. “Crvena Zvezda”, which has already guaranteed itself the championship, will not be able to make a “golden double” this season. The only ball in the 58th minute was scored by ex-midfielder of Rubin and CSKA Bibras Natho. After the transfer of the partner, the Israeli shot on goal from close range, and the ball flew right under the goalkeeper’s armpit.
🎥⚽ | Goal of Nath for the plasman @FKPartizanBG at the final of Coop Srbiјe. 🏆🇷🇸 # KupSrbije | # FSSpic.twitter.com / aky3jqIAb9- Fudbalski savez Srbije | FA of Serbia (@FSSrbije) June 10, 2020
Partizan won the 81st victory in the Belgrade derby with 64 draws and 109 defeats. At the same time, black and white beat the principal rival in the Serbia Cup for the third time in a row with a minimum score. In 2019 and 2017, the team was stronger in the tournament finals. This season, Partizan will argue for a trophy with Vojvodina from Novi Sad.
Soboslai hat-trick in 36 minutes and Duck’s 22nd goal
In Austria, Salzburg took another step towards winning the seventh consecutive league title. The current trophy winner on the road defeated Sturm - 5: 1. The hosts in the middle of the first half were in the minority, and the last 20 minutes were spent in total by nine.
The main character in the composition of the guests was a 19-year-old midfielder Dominic Soboslai. Even before the break, Hungary designed a hat-trick, which became his second career. It took the young footballer only 36 minutes to hit the other side three times. Another goal was marked by the best scorer of “Salzburg” Patson Duck. The forward of the Zambian national team scored the sixth goal in the last four meetings and the 22nd in the current season. In the tournament scorers race, he is second only to Shosh-Salman Weissmann of Wolfsberg, who has 24 goals.
Meanwhile, LASK, the leader of most of the season, made another misfire. The team from Linz at home with a minimum score lost to the Vienna Rapid. In three games of the champions playoffs, LASK scored only one point and was five points behind Salzburg.