The following is a summary of the results of the Europa League on Wednesday (5/8) evening and Thursday (6/8) in the morning WIB, along with the Europa League schedule for the matches that are still to be played. FC Copenhagen, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk are the four teams that have secured a place in the Europa League quarter-finals.
The four teams managed to overcome their respective opponents in a series of Europa League round of 16 matches. Among the four teams that qualified, Inter Milan was different because they qualified after playing a one-leg duel with a knockout format.
Thursday (6/8) WIB
23:55 Bayer Leverkusen vs Rangers (Leverkusen lead 3-1 on aggregate)
23:55 Sevilla vs Roma (one leg format party is dropped because it hasn’t played the first leg yet)
Friday (7/8) WIB
02:00 Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt (Basel winning 3-0 on aggregate)
02:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Olympiakos (1-1 on aggregate)
Meanwhile, here is the Europa League schedule for the upcoming women’s round, which starts on August 10 local time:
Tuesday (11/8) WIB
02:00 Inter vs Rangers / Bayer Leverkusen
2:00 Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen
Wednesday (12/8) WIB
02:00 Olympiakos / Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sevilla / Roma
02:00 Shakhtar Donetsk vs Eintracht Frankfurt / Basel
Following further Europa League fixtures, the semifinals will be played on August 16 and 17 local time. While the final match was played on August 21 in Koeln, Germany, which became the final match. Of course who will duel in the top match is still waiting for the Europa League results in the upcoming matches.
As we know, the news recently that Real Madrid will not spend a lot of money to spend on players in the transfer market this summer. This was conveyed directly by the President of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, when asked about the transfer of Kylian Mbappe. Perez said that Los Blancos will not make large-scale transfers.
“It’s difficult to ask players to take salary deductions to handle the situation and then buy players like that (Mbappe).” “Madrid will recruit the best players again when the situation changes,” Perez added.
“No, the situation is really bad,” Perez told the media who asked. Because the plan is estimated to be able to make Manchester United a loss. That is because the names that will be targeted by Real Madrid are also the target of the Red Devils. Real Madrid are also interested in buying Badiashile some time to come. Badiashile would later be projected to be a replacement for Raphael Varane in the long run. Besides Badiashile, there is the name of Erling Haaland who is also still associated with the transfer to Old Trafford. Reportedly, Perez is a big fan of Haaland and wants to bring the Norwegian in 2022.
In addition to the two names above, there is still Mbappe and Rennes wonderkid, Eduardo Camavinga, who will be imported in 2021.
Los Blancos' master plan seems to give alarm for Manchester United to immediately take steps.
FOOTBALL-STUDS– Real Madrid reportedly are interested in getting ESPN Sevilla Sevilla defender, Jules Kounde, this summer. However, Madrid’s efforts to propose a 21-year-old player is believed not to be easy.
Recently Jules Kounde began to be highlighted by various media because he was Real Madrid on July 3, 2019. He bailed out Sevilla from Bordeaux with a tag of 25 million euros (Rp 426 billion).
Since then, Kounde has been able to become an important figure in the sector behind Sevilla. A duet with Diego Carlos in the heart of the defense, Jules Kounde was able to make Los Nervionenses into the ranks of the club who conceded a little in La Liga.
Sevilla, who finished the season in fourth place in La Liga final standings, conceded only 34 goals in 38 matches. The amount is less than Barcelona who finished second, and conceded 38 goals.
Jules Kounde’s brilliant performance made Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane smitten. Zidane needs the Frenchman to add solid back to Los Blancos next season.
In addition, Jules Kounde is considered as an ideal figure to be a substitute for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. At present, Ramos is 34 years old and is about to retire.
Even so, Real Madrid’s efforts to redeem Jules Kounde from Sevilla will not be easy. Because, Los Nervionenses still need Kounde to occupy a post in the back line.
In addition, Sevilla are also worried about losing Diego Carlos. The new player brought in from Nantes on May 31, 2019, is often associated with Liverpool.