Salzburg is definitely in a bad form now, which started with a home loss to LASK five matches ago. Since then, they were eliminated from Eintracht Frankfurt in Europa League – something that isn’t a huge surprise.
However, it also took just a point on the road to Austria Vienna in between and most recently, have suffered 3:2 defeat on the road to Altach. Despite a lot more of the ball possession and chances created, they were conceding goals and looked vulnerable at the back – only managing to reduce the scoreline twice, both times via Hee-Chan, not getting completely back into the game.
Mirandes appeared quite relaxed and more than fine comparing the strength of their opponent, scoring a goal via Aias in the 39th minute which now gives them great hope ahead of the returning leg. Still, it was the home team that looked more effective in overall quite an open game.
As for LaLiga2, the team comes from a 1:1 home draw against Girona, probably focusing more on their great achievement in the Copa del Rey. They are currently on a run of nine consecutive games with no victory in the league, including eight draw matches and one loss. Even so, they are just four points behind the playoff placed Elche.
In the Premier League’s last round, Chelsea played a draw with the Bournemouth team. This match has seen complete dominance of the London’s team, but sometimes that is not enough to win.
Away Chelsea scored first through Alonso in the thirty-third minute and it was also the only goal seen in the first half. The home team visibly raised their level of play in the second half and with a very good transition game, they were able to completely reverse the result. Effective were Lerma in the fifty-fourth and King in the fifty-seventh minute of the match.
In the end, Chelsea, who had complete control throughout the match, had to fight for a point. Alonso showed great mood in that match and brought his team a point in the eighty-fifth minute of the game.
he players of Lecce were completely blown off the field in the last round when encountering Roma. The outcome of the match could be foreseen in the first half after two goals were scored by the hosts.
The home team kept the momentum and desire for more goals in the second half and of course, the result was not missing. Two goals more were scored for the final score of 4-0. With this defeat, Lecce ranks at the sixteenth position on the table with only two points more than the danger zone and the place leading to the Serie B.
Willem II was set as a slight underdog away to FC Emmen last weekend and the team did look combative but failed to be even more competitive. In overall quite an open game, it was the home team that simply looked far more effective.
The guests tried to get back into the match and temporarily leveled up in the 58th minute via Llonch, but were overrun and vulnerable on counter-attacks in the last thirty minutes only managing to reduce via penalty kick later on.
Players of Manchester United probably felt a bit disappointed to have walked away with just a draw and a 1:1 result away to Club Brugge in the first leg. Still, they already showed to be a better side actually and now keep the destiny in their own hands.
As for the Premiership, they had a relatively easy task at home against Watford celebrating a 3:0 victory thanks to goals from Fernandes, Martial, and Greenwood. They are now three points behind the fourth-placed Chelsea and have a good chance to get the Champions League ticket, but surely want progress here too.
Even though they were set as a strong underdog, the Rovers managed to take a point away from home against Brentford. A point taken before the game would have been a decent outcome, however, no doubt that they will be slightly disappointed since they had the two goals lead during the first hour of play.
Two goals from Armstrong were enough for the double lead, however, these goals somewhat came against the flow of the match as they looked really fine via counters generally. It was Brentford the one that deserved more than a pure loss and managed to get the point.
Cardiff City totally collapsed unexpectedly away to Stoke last Saturday night. A goal in each halftime was enough for the home team to claim a victory, as the guests simply showed too little.
They had slightly more of the ball possession but failed to present themselves in a more threatening way. They are now six points behind the playoff zone and can remain in a competitive race only in case of a victory here.
Eintracht Frankfurt got completely outplayed by Dortmund last time out in Bundesliga, suffering a 4:0 loss last Friday night. They were set to a passive role in the first halftime, with neither the hosts showing much, but scoring the goal first.
The second halftime was completely one-sided one, with Dortmund creating a lot and deserving all three goals scored in the second part. On the other hand, Eintracht didn’t show anything actually in the attack.
After a run of really positive and good performances, players of Salernitana couldn’t do better in a 2:0 loss away from home against Chievo last weekend. Even though they were set as a slight underdog, the team fought well and had some decent phases in the offense, but the individual experience and quality prevailed this time.
Chievo looked slightly better in the first halftime and took the lead from the penalty spot via Giaccherini, while it was easier for them to play since then. Simply by waiting for counter-attacks which finally sealed the victory in the 70th minute thanks to another goal from Giaccherini.