RB Leipzig wins, Barcelona advance and goals in the league
Thursday’s football news begins in the Bundesliga. Tyler adams RB Leipzig bleaching John Brooks’s Wolfsburg 2-0 at home. Yussuf Poulsen scored in the 63rd minute and Hwang Hee-Chan doubled the lead in the 88th.
“Of course we dream of lifting the trophy and we will do everything to do it as you saw on the pitch today”, Poulsen said. “We’re really excited for the cup, but we still have two games to win and we know it. However, we will do everything in our power to get back to Berlin. “
Sergino Dest’s Barcelona needed more time to eliminate Sevilla from the Copa del Rey in the semi-finals. Barcelona won 3-0 on the night to reverse a 2-0 deficit in the first leg. Ousmane Dembele scored in the 12th minute. Sevilla dropped a man two minutes after the timeout. Gerard Pique scored two minutes later to send the game into extra time. Sevilla saw red again in the 103rd minute. Konrad De La Fuente was not in Barça’s squad. Tim weah replaced in the 75th minute of Lille’s 2-0 home win over Marseille in Ligue 1. Jonathan David scored in the 90th and added a second goal two minutes after the stoppage time.
“My team has a very strong defensive base,” Lille coach Christophe Galtier said. “We’re solid, with an international level goalkeeper in a well-oiled frame. We’re missing a bit more offensive aggressiveness, chances of getting the number to score. Will winning like this tonight unlock players? I will encourage them to play this way until the end.
Daryl dike scored in Barnsley’s 3-1 win at Geoff cameron QPR. Dike opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with Charlie Austin equalizing for QPR in the 26th. Alex Mowatt put Barnsley on for good with Carlton Morris scoring in the 57th minute. Dike was replaced in the 56th. Cameron Carter-Vickers scored in Bournemouth’s 2-1 win at Bristol City. In the 38th minute, an own goal equalized the score in the stoppage time of the first half. Carter-Vickers scored the winner from Bournemouth in the 88th.
Matthew Olosunde’s Rotherham United won 2-1 at Sheffield on Wednesday. Michael Smith put Rotherham in the 17th minute. He saw red in the 66th with Olosunde credited for an own goal in the 82nd minute. Freddie Ladapo scored seven minutes after the timeout.
Brenden Aaronson scored in Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-0 victory at Sturm Graz to advance to the Austrian Cup final. Enock Mwepu started the scoring in the 36th minute, doubling the lead in the 54th. Mergim Berisha scored in the 72nd and Aaronson finished the goals in the 79th minute. Matt Miazga’s Anderlecht shut out Cercle Brugge 1-0 at home in the quarter-finals of the Belgian Cup. Lukas Nmecha scored in the 11th minute.
Tyler boyd replaced in stoppage time of Sivasspor’s 1-1 draw at home with Hatayspor in Super Lig. Mustapha Yatabare scored for Sivasspor in the 54th minute, Hatayspor equalizing in the 59th. DeAndre Yedlin replaced at halftime in Galatasaray’s 2-1 defeat to Ankaragucu. Following a first-half time-out penalty and a 55th-minute goal, Galatasaray’s Mostafa Fathi saw red in the 57th minute. Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu scored for Galatasaray two minutes after the timeout.
Paul Arriola did not play in Swansea City’s 2-1 win at Stoke City. Back by a goal in the 6th minute, Connor Roberts equalized for Swansea in the 19th. Andre Ayew converted a six-minute Swansea penalty into time out. Sebastien soto was not in the squad for Norwich City’s 1-0 home win over Brentford. Emiliano Buendia scored in the 26th minute. Ulysses Llanez was not in the squad for Heerenveen’s 3-0 home defeat to Ajax in the KNVB Beker semi-final. The goals came in the 19th, 63rd minute and 77th. Jonathan amon Nordsjaelland won 1-0 at Aarhus in SAS-Ligaen. A man of the 6th minute, Ulrik Jenssen scored in the 13th.
Also in football news, Juventus have announced that they have triggered the buyout clause in Weston McKennie’s loan deal to Schalke 04. The deal cost € 18.5million, with Juventus potentially paying € 6.5million more depending on performance. McKennie is now a Juventus player until the end of the 2024-25 season.
In the press release announcing the move, Juventus wrote: “Wes has proven to be a very important resource for Coach Pirlo, having already put his signature on important performances and goals. It’s impossible not to think about his goal against Barcelona at Camp Nou, or that of the Derby della Mole – his first in the black and white jersey. It’s also important to note that he’s also the youngest midfielder in this league with at least four goals, as well as America’s top scorer in Serie A history. In six of the goals he’s actively participated in (four goals and two assists), Juventus has always won. It is for this reason that from today he has become a real Juventus player….
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