August 1, 2021

multiplex, French frustration and rainbow

  • On the bill: Switzerland-Turkey

Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz after missing a scoring opportunity against Wales on Wednesday (June 16th) at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Fear on the stadium. The opposition between the Swiss and the Turks, Sunday, June 20, is the match of the last chance for the two teams, which will have to come out of their torpor seen during the previous days. Switzerland shared the points with the Welsh (1-1) before suffering the transalpine law (3-0). For its part, Turkey advanced in this competition with an appetite that Italy was happy to extinguish (3-0). And against Wales, the teammates of “Kral” Burak Yilmaz logically gave in to the talent of Gareth Bale (2-0).

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But the time has passed for calculations. A draw would not arrange either of the two selections which would be almost doomed. The Nati still have the opportunity to take second place in the group from the Welsh in the event of a victory combined with a defeat of the Red Dragons against Italy. A setback against Turkey – who must win to continue to hope – and that would be elimination. ” There is now only one thing to do: show our true face against Switzerland and win ”, LOSC Turk Burak Yilmaz announced.

Switzerland-Turkey, Sunday June 20, at 6 p.m. on BeIN Sports 2 (and live on Lemonde fr)

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  • Euro star: Manuel Locatelli

Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli after his first goal against Switzerland on Wednesday June 16 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

While all of Italy in football was already salivating on a midfielder made up of Jorginho-Nicolo Barella-Marco Verratti, the latter’s injury in May has reshuffled the cards. Manuel Locatelli perfectly supplemented the Parisian before being particularly sharp against Switzerland, Wednesday June 16 (3-0).

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The midfielder of Sassuolo (23) simply offered himself a double on the lawn of the Olympic Stadium in Rome. On the first goal, he is at the origin – a superb volley pass – and at the conclusion (26e). On the second, he places a strike from outside the area in the small net (52e). Before facing Wales on Sunday, June 20, Roberto Mancini is now spoiled for choice while Marco Verratti seems ready. “Immovable? No I don’t think so, we are a group, I really hope that Marco will be able to come back, he is a very strong player who makes the difference, relativisait « Loca ». The choices are made by the coach. ” So Roberto, rather Verratti or Locatelli?

Italy-Wales, Sunday June 20, at 6 p.m. on BeIN Sports 1 (and live on Lemonde.fr)

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  • It happened yesterday:

– For their second match of this Euro 2021, the France team got trapped in the high-voltage atmosphere of the Ferenc-Puskas stadium, in Budapest, and conceded a draw against Hungary (1-1, group F) .

Read our analysis of the match: Euro 2021: a lesson in Hungarian (perhaps) beneficial for the Blues

– A little later, in the same group F, Joachim Löw’s Germany recovered well after its inaugural defeat against France, outclassing Portugal (4-2).

– In Group E, Spain still cannot do it: second draw in two games for La Roja, this time against Poland (1-1), who did not ask so much to maintain their dream of seeing the eighths.

Read also Euro 2021 football: schedule of matches, results and standings
  • Meanwhile…: the Allianz Arena in the colors of the rainbow?

Munich city council is due to vote on rainbow lighting for the Allianz Arena for Germany-Hungary game in Pride Month, the German newspaper revealed on Saturday The mirror. The state capital wishes to show solidarity with the Hungarian LGBT community, which suffers from increasingly discriminatory legislation against it. “It is an important symbol of tolerance and equality”, explained the mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter.

Since Viktor Orban’s return to power, homoparental families have been regularly targeted by the Hungarian government. While it had already voted to ban adoption by same-sex couples, the Hungarian Parliament on Tuesday adopted a text banning the « promotion » homosexuality among minors.

At the same time, Mannschaft goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer wore an iridescent armband during the first round in Munich against France. While at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, an “Anti-LGBT” banner was waved by Hungarian supporters during the match against Portugal.

These images had missed the world of the round ball. A few hours before the Blues meet Hungary, the 5,700 French spectators present at the Ferenc-Puskas Stadium in Budapest paraded noisily in the streets of the Hungarian capital. But that was obviously not enough for the Blues to make the difference a few hours later against Hungary, pushed by more than 50,000 supporters.

  • Pole catch: the nice surprise of Christian Eriksen

“It was a moving moment, because the last time we saw him he was lying on the ground and was being rescued”

Joakim Mæhle struggled to hide his emotion on Friday during the training session. The Danish defender and his teammates received a surprise visit from Christian Eriksen, following his release from hospital. Alongside his partner, his children and his mother-in-law, the midfielder came to show his team that he was in good health, a week after his cardiac arrest during the game between Denmark and Finland.

“We knew Christian was fine, but it was totally different to be able to see him for real”, Joakim Mæhle explained on Saturday. Christian Eriksen was successfully operated on and had a half-life defibrillator implanted to regulate his heart rate.

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