Metinho is a player with a good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact and pressure situations - a great mix of midfield controller and ball-winning midfielder. He functions best when placed at the base of a midfield three as a holding midfielder – nevertheless, he is able to pull the strings from the deep and dictate the rhythm of the game.
The name of the boy is Kayky da Silva Chagas. The 17-year old boy has already started playing for the Brazilian Football Club Fluminense and Manchester City scouts and Pep did not delay signing this kid – obviously, the sooner the better option is the order of the day when the matter is about the Brazilian talents because Florentino Perez and Real Madrid are also there to snatch them.
Manchester United are trying to improve. They are trying to win the faith of the fans and they are trying to win and they are winning – Ole’s team might lack the conviction of their arch-rivals Manchester City, but in terms of trying hard and breaking the sweat till the end, they have been a much better force than the last season.
Until and unless the season ends, there is no clear winner in La Liga. But the scenario was completely different a few months back where Atletico Madrid were way ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona; but right now, La Liga is Atleti’s to lose. Real Madrid and Barcelona are closing in.
Well, well – the Barcelona winning train is not stopping in La Liga. Whether it is fair or not, Ronald Koeman’s side is enjoying a terrific run making the fans happier each match and slowly and steadily they are almost there to leapfrog Atletico Madrid and secure the top place.
The more the Reds would win, the more they would be able to forget this disastrous season. Like their counterpart in the upcoming Champions League clash – Real Madrid – there are no other options for Jurgen Klopp other than winning the majority of the matches in the remaining season.
After the international break, the Los Blancos met Eibar – one of the weakest sides in La Liga. But, Real Madrid have been a unit who have struggled against the weaker opponents this season and thus, before the start of the match, fingers were crossed.
Germany suffered a loss in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the first time in 20 years. The last time they lost a qualifier was to England in 2001.
At Belgrade, Portugal logged horns with Serbia for the World Cup Qualifiers. With the kind of players Portugal have and the kind of form they are in at the moment, a victory was expected, but the match ended in a 2-2 draw and in a controversial manner.
In Real Madrid, Erling Haaland would be the perfect torch-bearer of the great Cristiano Ronaldo. The President of Real Madrid – Florentino Perez must not let Haaland slip out of his hand.