Malen was in the Nations League semi-final starting line-up for the Netherlands, who were battling Croatia for a place in the final, on Wednesday evening. And the Dortmund attacker immediately played himself into the spotlight when he put his team 1-0 in front in the 34th minute. The Croats managed to turn the game around in the second half, only for the Dutch to level the scores at 2-2 in injury time. Croatia then scored two more goals in extra-time and won 4-2. Malen played 75 minutes. On Sunday, the Netherlands will face the loser of the Spain vs. Italy match in the third-place play-off.
Lahm said in his column for The Guardian that the 2020 Champions League finalists are not a team, implying that individual brilliance is what fuels the French club. “PSG is not a team”, Lahm declared. “The case of Kylian Mbappe is a story in itself. He undoubtedly has the qualities of a world-class player and dominates the National Championship. But his talent is not integrated with the rest team.”
HSV are currently playing in the Regioalliga Nord, the same level as Union, and won the league last season by a distance, and without defeat. They missed out on promotion to the 2. Bundesliga, however, having lost to Turbine Potsdam II in the subsequent play-off. This was the cause of some disappointment, having been in the Bundesliga from 2003 to 2012, but they ultimately withdrew from the division, and were represented only in the Verbandsliga from 2016-2019.
Kirsch joined BVB from Hannover 96 in the summer of 2021 and played 17 of 18 matches in the U19 Bundesliga West. The goalkeeper also made three appearances in the UEFA Youth League.
Both SV Werder Bremen and Amos Pieper were dealt a major blow on Wednesday afternoon, as the centre-back suffered a break to his right ankle in training. Further examinations carried out by team doctor Dr. Georg Tsironis in Bremen confirmed the severity of his injury after the session. The 25-year-old will have to undergo an operation and is set for a spell on the sidelines for the time being.
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Just days after a story broke that Bayern Munich would not be looking to bring in Bayer Leverkusen ace Florian Wirtz because of cost and timing issues, another report hit the streets stating that the Bavarians were ready to knuckle-up and fight FC Barcelona and Newcastle United for the 19-year-old.
TSG Hoffenheim condemn the throwing of the firework and apologise to all the spectators in the stadium, our hosts, FC Augsburg, the entire football community, but above all to the people who were injured. In our 16 years of playing in the Bundesliga, it is the first time we have been confronted with such a foolish act. We will do everything in our power to ensure that this remains the one and only incident of its kind.
Though it is seen by most as a clash between the second placed Union and fourth placed side from Leipzig, Union’s eyes are also focussed on something more immediate than the top of the table. For, with a single point, they can achieve their primary objective for the season of 40 points, and all after only 20 games.