Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 45 (Week of February 12-February 18, 2019)


Note:
The purpose of this section is to summarize the week in question, it is not meant to give a full statistical analysis of the matches.
We live in a viral age and all that information can be accessed.
I welcome all contributions from anyone, even for the Leagues that I did not cover.

I.  England

Diary:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

-Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks passed away aged 81. (Source BBC Football online)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-Declan Rice (West Ham) has plaedged his international future to England. (Sourc extra.ie online)

-Former Manchester United Youth Team Coach Eric Harrison passed away aged 81. He was in charge of the generation of ’92 squad that produced the likes of Giggs, Beckham and Scholes to name a few. (Source Sky Sports online)


Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-
Friday, February 15, 2019:

-Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) is set to contest FA’s charge for making a Nazi salute in a photograph. (Source BBC Football online)

-Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) will miss a match as his appeal against an additional one-match ban failed. (Source BBC Football online)

-Barry Fry has resigned as Peterborough Director after he was fined and banned by the FA for breaking rules against betting. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) was namd as UCL Player of the week. (Source RTBF.be online)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-Sir Alex Ferguson is to manage a Manchester United XI side in a repeat of the 1999 Champions League vs. Bayern Munich. (Source BBC Football online)

-Ashley Cole scored for the very first time in the FA Cup in Derby’s loss to Brighton. (Source Daily Mail online)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:

-

Monday, February 18, 2019:

-Zinedine Zidane has reportedly set a number of conditions to manage Chelsea, among them the retention of Eden Hazard and a transfer budget of £200 Million. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Leeds were fined £200,000 and given a reprimand for the ‘spygate’ imcident vs. Derby County. (Source Sky Sports online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 16, 2019 
Allan Souza (Brazil)
Midfielder
Frankfurt
Liverpool
Loan Return
Sport Bild
February 16, 2019 
Allan Souza (Brazil)
Midfielder
Liverpool
Fluminense
Loan
Sport Bild

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
February 15, 2019
Connor Coady
-
Wolves
2023
Sky Sports
February 15, 2019
Matt Doherty
-
Wolves
2023
Sky Sports

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
February 13, 2019 
Folarin Balogun (17 years old)
Striker
Arsenal
Arsenal.com

English FA Cup (February 15-February 18, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
QPR 0-Watford 1 (Etienne Capoue 45)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Brighton 2-Derby 1 (Anthony Knockaert 33, Jurgen Locadia 45 / Ashley Cole 81)
Wimbldon 0-Milwall 1 (Murray Wallace 5)
Newport 1-Manchester City 4 (Padraig Amond 88 / Leroy Sane 51, Phil Foden 75, 89, Riyad Mahrez 90)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Bristol City 0-Wolves 1 (Ivan Cavaleiro 28)
Doncaster 0-Crystal Palace 2 (Jeffrey Schlupp 8, Max Meyer 45)
Swansea 4-Brentford 1 (Luke Daniels (own goal) 49, Daniel James 53, Bersant Celina 66, George Byers 90 / Ollie Watkins 28)

Monday, February 18, 2019:
Chelsea 0-Manchester United 2 (Ander Herrera 31, Paul Pogba 45)


II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
-
Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-Inter have stripped Mauro Icardi of the captaincy due to his unwillingness to sign a new contract and have handed it to Samir Hadanovic. He has also been left off of Inter’s squad for the upcoming Europa League match. (Source L’Equipe online)

Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-Napoli announced agreement for Marek Hamsik’s transfer to Chinese side Dalian Yifang after the payment issue was resolved. (Source Calciomercato online)

Friday, February 15, 2019:

-Adriano Galliani revealed that he tried to sign Kaka upon the takeover of Monza. (Source Football Italia online)
Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-

Sunday, February 17, 2019:

-In SPAL vs. Fiorentina match, VAR was used to disallow a goal since a penalty kick foul had come first at the opposite end (Source Football Italia online)

Monday, February 18, 2019:

-Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko (Inter, on laon from Atletico Madrid) will be out injured for 8-10 months. (Source Calciomercato online)


Photo From: L'Equipe, February 17, 2019
(Mauro Icardi)




Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 12, 2019 
Orji Okwonkwo
Striker
Bologna
Montreal Impact
Loan
Football Italia


Italian Serie A Matchday (February 15-February 18, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
Juventus 3-Frosinone 0 (Paulo Dybala 6, Sami Khedira 17, Cristiano Ronaldo 63)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Cagliari 2-Parma 1 (Leonardo Pavoletti 66, 85 / Juraj Kucka 40)
Atalanta 1-AC Milan 3 (Remo Freuler 33 /  Krzysztof Piatek 45, 61, Hakan Calhanoglu 55)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
SPAL 1-Fiorentina 4 (Andrea Petagna 36 / Edimilson Fernandes 44, Jordan Veretout 79 pen, Giovanni Simeone 80, Gerson 88)
Empoli 3-Sassuolo 0 (Rade Krunic 34, Afriyie Acquah 37, Diego Farias 60)
Genoa 2-Lazio 1 (Antonio Sanabria 75, Domenico Criscito 90 / Milan Badelj 44)
Udinese 1-Chievo 0 (Lukasz Teodorczyk 85)
Inter 2-Sampdoria 1 (Danilo D’Ambrosio 73, Radja Nainggolan 78 / Manolo Gabbiadini 75)
Napoli 0-Torino 0 (-)

Monday, February 18, 2019:
Roma 2-Bologna 1 (Aleksandar Kolarov 55 pen, Federico Fazio 73 / Nicola Sansone 84)


Top Goalscorer:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 19 goals
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa and AC Milan) 18 goals
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) 16 goals
Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) 16 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Juventus
24
21
3
0
52
15
37
66
2
Napoli
24
16
5
3
42
18
24
53
3
Inter
24
14
4
6
34
17
17
46
4
AC Milan
24
11
9
4
35
  22
13
42
5
Roma
24
11
8
5
46
  31
15
41
6
Atalanta
24
11
5
8
51
34
17
38


P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
-Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu suggested that Three Spanish Legue matches should be played overseas per season. (Source Reuters UK online)


Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-Sergio Ramos played his 600th match for Real Madrid in their UC L match vs. Ajax. (Source AS.com online)

-VAR was used for the first time in the UCL in a controversial, decision that denied Ajax of a goal vs. Real Madrid. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) appeared to admit that he had earned a yellow card on purpose vs. Ajax, to miss the second leg but be ready for the later rounds. He later denied it. (Source Daily Mail online)

Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-UEFA are to investigate whether Sergio Ramos got book on purpose. (Source Reuters UK online)

Friday, February 15, 2019:

-John Toshack stated that Gareth Bale should learn Spanish out of respect for the fans. (Source AS.com online)

-Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia) has been charged by UEFA for intentional booking in their Europa League match vs. Celtic. (Source BBC Football online)

 Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-Real Madrid Manager Santiago Solari has weighed in on Sergio Ramos’ intentional booking controversy by saying that the player meant he fotced the foul and not the yellow card. (Source AS.com online)

-Kevin-Prince Boateng was a victim of home robbery while he was playuing for Barcelona vs. Valladolid.. (Source Mirror Football online)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:

-Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) was sent off for the 25th time in his career in Real’s loss vs. Girona. This is 20th dismissal in La Liga, which is a new record in major Euroepan Leagues, breaking Frenchman Cyril Rool’s record of 19 dismissals. (Source AS.com online)

Monday, February 18, 2019:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 12, 2019 
Joaquin Blazquez (Argentina)
Goalkeeper
Talleres
Valencia
Loan with option to buy
Football Espana

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
February 12, 2019
Robin Le Normand (France)
Defender
Sociedad
2022
Transfer Market web
February 12, 2019
Kevin Rodrigues (Portugal)
-
Sociedad
2022
Maisfutebol
February 14, 2019
Diego Simeone (Argentina)
Manager
Atletico Madrid
2022
AS.com
February 15, 2019
Ernesto Valverde
Manager
Barcelona
2021
BBC Football



Spanish La Liga Matchday (February 15-February 18, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
Eibar 2-Getafe 2 (Charles 67 pen, 80 / Jaime Mata 37, Dimitri Foulquier 52)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Celta 1-Levante 4 (Brais Mendez 88 pen / Jose Luis Morales 20, 62, Coke 40, Borja Mayoral 89)
Vallecano 0-Atletico Madrid 1 (Antoine Griezmann 74)
Sociedad 3-Leganes 0 (Mikel Oyarzabal 50, 59, William Jose 75)
Barcelona 1-Valladolid 0 (Lionel Messi 43 pen)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Real Madrid 1-Girona 2 (Casemiro 25 / Cristhian Stuani 65 pen, Portu 75)
Valencia 0-Espanyol 0 (-)
Villareal 3-Sevilla 0 (Alvaro Gonzalez 20, Karl Toko Ekambi 45, Alfonso Pedraza 86)
Betis 1-Alaves 1 (Giovani Lo Celso 15 / Guillermo Maripan 28)

Monday, February 18, 2019:
Huesca 0-Bilbao 1 (Raul Garcia 19 pen)

Top Goalscorer:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 22 goals
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 15 goals
Cristhian Stuani (Girona) 13 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Barcelona
24
16
6
2
61
23
38
54
2
Atletico Madrid
24
 13
8
3
34
17
17
47
3
Real Madrid
24
14
5
5
41
29
12
45
4
Sevilla
24
10
7
7
38
28
10
37
5
Getafe
24
9
9
6
30
21
9
36
6
Alaves
24
10
6
8
25
28
-3
36

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point

IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
- Nuremberg have dismissed Manager Michael Kollner and Sporting Director Andreas Bornemnann. Boris Schimmers is caretaker Manager. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Thomas Hitzlsperger was named as Technical Director of Stuttgart replacing Michael Reschke. (Source L’Equipe online)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

- Simon Rhein (Nuremberg) has been banned for three matches for dangerous play against an opponent. (Source Sport Bild online)

Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-Bayern Munich have declared themselves out of the running to sign PSG’s Adrien Rabiot. (Source Football Espana online)

-Uli Hoeness revealed that Bayern Munich were thinking of appointing Jurgen Klopp as Manager in 2008 before settling in Jurgen Klinsmann. (Source Daily Mail online)

Friday, February 15, 2019:

- Dusseldorf Manager Friedhelm Funkel cricized Dortmund for their preparations in their match vs. Tottenham. Some had foegotten their passports, while five players were involved in the ‘Hairdresser scandal’ (the night before the match a famous hairdresser had visited their hotel to give the players a haircut). Dortmund Director Michael Zorc asked Funkel to not speak publily about their players. (Source Sport Bild online)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-It was revelaed that Schalke had wanted to appoint Louis Van Gaal as Manager last year, but the Dutchman had turned down the offer. (Source Bulinews online)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
-

Monday, February 18, 2019:
-Nuremberg-Dortmund match was stopped twice as fans threw black tennis balls on the pitch in protest against Monday night matches (which is set to be abolished by 2021/22 season). (Source BBC Football online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 13, 2019 
Ware Pakia (17 years old)
-
Dortmund
SV Hamburg
Purchase
Sport Bild
February 14, 2019 
Caiuby (Brazil)
-
Augsburg
Grasshoppers (Switzerland)
Loan
Sport Bild

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
February 15, 2019
Tobias Sippel
Goakeeper
Moenchengladbach
2021
Kicker.de


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
February 12, 2019 
Jan Boller
-
Leverkusen
Kicker.de


German Bundesliga Matchday (February 15-February 18, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
Augsburg 2-Bayern Munich 3 (Leon Goretzka (own goal) 1, Ji Dong Won 24 / Kingsley Coman 17, 45, David Alaba 53)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Schalke 0-Freiburg 0 (-)
Hoffenheim 3-Hannover 0 (Joelinton 4, Ishak Belfodil 14, Kerem Demirbay 80)
Stuttgart 1-RB Leipzig 3 (Steven Zuber 16 pen / Yussuf Poulsen 6, 74, Marcel Sabitzer 68)
Wolfsburg 3-Mainz 0 (Maximilian Arnold 4, Wout Weghorst 70 pen, Robin Knoche 76)
Hertha Berlin 1-Werder Bremen 1 (Davie Selke 25 / Claudio Pizarro 90)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Frankfurt 1-Moenchengladbach 1 (Danny Da Costa 45 / Denis Zakaria 82)
Leverkusen 2-Dusseldorf 0 (Kai Havertz 18, Leon Bailey 66)

Monday, February 18, 2019:
Nuremberg 0-Dortmund 0 (-)

Top Goalscorer:
Luka Jovic (Frankfurt) 14 goals
Marco Reus (Dortmund) 13 goals
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 13 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Dortmund
22
15
6
1
54
23
31
51
2
Bayern Munich
22
15
3
4
50
26
24
48
3
M’Gladbach
22
13
4
5
42
22
20
43
4
RB Leipzig
22
12
5
5
41
19
22
41
5
Leverkusen
22
11
3
8
39
32
7
36
6
Wolfsburg
22
10
5
7
35
30
5
35

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point
V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

-


Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-

Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-Former Bordeaux defender Benoit Tremoulinas announced his retirement from the game. He had not played in three years due to injuries. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Vadim Vasilyev has been dismissed as Monaco Vice-President. (Source Maisfutebol online)
Friday, February 15, 2019:

-Colin Dagba (PSG) has turned down an approach from the Benin Federation. (Source L’Équipe online)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-By scoring against Hertha Berlin, Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) became at the age of 40, the oldest goalscorer in the Bundesliga. (Source RTBF.be L’Equipe online)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:

-
Monday, February 18, 2019:

-Former Senegal and Caen striker Kor Sarr passed away aged just 43. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Kevin Monnet-Paquet (St Etienne) will be out injured for the rest of the season. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Nicolas Pepe (Lille) was named as the player of the month of January. (Source L’Equipe online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 13, 2019 
Gregory Seric (Franco-Croatian)
Midfielder
OM
FC Zurich
Loan
L’Equipe

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
February 15, 2019
Mauro Goicoetchea (Uruguay)
Goakeeper
Toulouse
2021
Transfer Market Web


French Ligue 1 Matchday (Postponed matches) (February 13, 2018):

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:
St Etienne 2-Strasbourg 1 (Robert Beric 4, Loic Perrin 27 / Nuno Da Costa 73)
Caen 0-Nantes 1 (Valentin Rongier 80 pen)

Top Goalscorer:
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 18 goals
Edinson Cavani (PSG) 17 goals
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) 15 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSG
22
19
2
1
68
13
55
59
2
Lille
24
14
5
5
41
31
19
49
3
Lyon
24
12
7
5
38
27
11
43
4
St Etienne
24
11
8
6
36
31
5
41
5
Montpellier
23
9
10
4
31
19
12
37
6
OM
24
11
4
9
39
34
4
37


P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point


French Ligue 1 Matchday (February 15-February 17, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
Nimes 2-Dijon 0 (Teji Savanier 28, Antonin Bobichon 83)
Lyon 2-Guingamp 1 (Martin Terrier 15, Nabil Fekir 35 / Felix Eboa Eboa 21)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
OM 2-Amiens 0 (Florian Thuavin 19, Mario Balotelli 25)
Monaco 1-Nantes 0 (Gelson Martins 13)
Angers 3-Nice 0  (Stephane Bahoken 44 pen, Angelo Fulgini 47, Cristian Lopez 90)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Bordeaux 2-Toulouse 1 (Toma Basic 2, Jimmy Briand 82 / Yannick Cahuzac 70)
Lille 0-Montpellier 0 (-)
Caen 0-Strasbourg 0 (-)
Reims 2-Rennes 0  (Boulaye Dia , Remi Oudin 68)
St Etienne 0-PSG 1  (Kylian Mbappe 73)

Top Goalscorer:
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 19 goals
Edinson Cavani (PSG) 17 goals
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) 15 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSG
23
20
2
1
69
13
56
62
2
Lille
25
14
6
5
41
31
19
50
3
Lyon
25
13
7
5
40
28
12
46
4
OM
25
12
4
9
41
34
6
40
5
St Etienne
25
11
8
7
36
32
4
41
5
Montpellier
24
9
11
4
31
19
12
38


P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point


VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
-

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-
Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-
Friday, February 15, 2019:

-

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
-

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
-

Monday, February 18, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 13, 2019 
Lazar Kojic (Serbia)
-
Fortuna Sittard
FK Radnik
Loan
vi.nl
February 13, 2019 
Davy van den Bergh
Midfielder
PSV Eindhoven
Utrecht
Purchase
vi.nl


Dutch Eredivisie Matchday (February 15-February 17, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
Den Haag 1-PEC 0 (Giovanni Troupee 45)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
AZ 3-VVV 0 (Guus Til 7, Nils Roseler (own goal) 22, Mats Seuntjens 61)
Heracles 6-Fortuna Sittard 0 (Adrian Dalmau 1, 51, 60, 78,  Jesper Drost 55, Kristoffer Peterson 70)
Heerenveen 2-PSV 2 (Mitchell Van Bergen 3, Michel Vlap 25 / Gaston Pereiro 59, Donyell Malen 90)
Vitesse 3-Willem II 2  (Bryan Linssen 5, Martin Odegaard 59, Max Clark 79 / Alexander Isak 61, Vangelis Pavlidis 83)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Ajax 5-NAC 0 (Dusan Tadic 38 pen, 67, Kasper Dollberg 53, Gervane Kasteneer (own goal) 59, Hakim Ziyech 71)
Excelsior 2-Emmen 1 (Marcus Edwards 62, Dennis Eckert 65 / Michael De Leeuw 59)
Groningen 1-Feyenoord 0 (Sven Van Beek (own goal) 26)
De Graafschap 0-Utrecht 1  (Simon Gustafson 76 pen)

Top Goalscorer:
Luuk De Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 19 goals
Dusan Tadic (Ajax) 15 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSV Eindhoven
22
18
3
1
73
15
58
57
2
Ajax
22
17
3
3
78
20
58
53
3
Feyenoord
22
13
3
6
47
28
19
42
4
AZ
22
12
4
6
46
26
20
40
5
Vitesse
22
9
6
7
37
31
6
33
6
Utrecht
22
9
5
8
36
33
3
32

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
-

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-

Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-Paul Heckingottom was named as Hibernian Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, February 15, 2019:

-

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
-

Sunday, February 17, 2019:

-

Monday, February 18, 2019:
-

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
February 12, 2019
Richard Foster
Defender
St Johnstone
2020
BBC Football
February 18, 2019
David Wotherspoon
Midfielder
St Johnstone
2021
BBC Football


Scottish Premier League Matchday (February 16-February 17, 2019):
Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Aberdeen 2-St Mirren 2 (Lewis Ferguson 32, Sam Cosgrove 77 / Duckens Nazon 20 pen, Kyle McAllister 61)
Hibernian 2-Hamilton 0 (Florian Kamberi 17, Mark McNulty 39 pen)
Livingston 1-Dundee 2 (Craig Halkett 18 / Andrew Nelson 54, Scott Wright 83)
Rangers 0-St Johnstone 0 (-)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Motherwell 2-Hearts 1 (Jake Hastie 13, David Turnbull 90 / Steven Naismith 37)
Kilmarnock 0-Celtic 1 (Scott Brown 90)

Top Goalscorer:
Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) 15 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Celtic
26
19
3
4
60
14
46
60
2
Rangers
26
15
7
4
55
20
35
52
3
Aberdeen
26
14
5
7
43
31
12
47
4
Kilmarnock
26
13
7
6
37
26
11
46
5
Hearts
26
13
4
9
32
31
1
43
6
St Johnstone
26
11
5
10
27
32
-5
36
P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point





VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
-

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:
-
Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-


Friday, February 15, 2019:

-

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
-


Sunday, February 17, 2019:

-Former Portuguese International from the 80s, Federico Nobre Rosa passed away aged 61. (Source A Bola online)

Monday, February 18, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 15, 2019 
Dankler
-
Setubal
Vissel Kobe (Japan)
Purchase
Maisfuteol
February 15, 2019 
Fredy Montero (Colombia)
Striker
Sporting CP
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Maisfutebol
February 18, 2019 
Nani
-
Sporting CP
Orlando City Soccer Club
Purchase
Maisfutebol

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
February 18, 2019
Bruno Paz
Midfielder
Sporting CP
2023
A Bola

Portugal Primeira Liga League Matchday (February 15-February 17, 2019):

Friday, February 15, 2019:
Rio Ave 1-Santa Clara 2 (Ruben Semedo 45 / Fabio Vardoso 27, Guilherme Schtettine 64)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Nacional 4-Feirense 0 (Sardor Rashidov 12, 54, 67, Bryan Rochez 80)
Guimaraes 2-Portimonense 0 (Mattheus 40, Alexandre Guedes 73)
Porto 2-Setubal 0 (Hector Herrera 15, Soares 65)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Belenensses 0-Maritimo 1 (Leandro Barrera 71)
Moreirense 2-Tondela 0 (David Texeira 44, Bilel Aouacheria 84)
Chaves 1-Boavista 1 (Bruno Gallo 44 pen / Fabio Espinho 60)
Sporting CP 3-Braga 0 (Bruno Fernandes 34, Bas Dost 50 pen, 68)

Monday, February 18, 2019:
Aves 0-Benfica 3 (Haris Seferovic 3, Rafa Silva 37, Ferro 59)


Top Goalscorer:
Dyego Sousa (Braga) 14 goals
Bas Dost (Sporting CP) 14 goals
Haris Seferovic (Benfica) 13 goals



Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Porto
22
17
3
2
44
12
32
54
2
Benfica
22
17
2
3
60
20
40
53
3
Braga
22
15
4
3
40
21
18
49
4
Sporting CP
22
14
3
5
44
25
19
45
5
Moreirense
22
12
2
8
25
25
0
38
6
Guimaraes
22
10
5
7
26
20
6
35

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point

IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
-

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-
Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-

Friday, February 15, 2019:
-Olivier Deschacht’s fine was confirmed by a tribunal in relation to illegal betting case from 2017. (Source RTBF.be Online)

-Stanrad Liege was fined 5,500 Euros for the behavior of its former player Christian Luyindama at the end of the match vs. Anderlecht. He was a fan at the match but at the end he came on the field and with the microphone  shouted “puta Anderlecht”. (Source RTBF.be Online)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
-

Monday, February 18, 2019:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
February 12, 2019 
Kristal Abazaj (Albania)
Winger
Anderlecht
NK Osijek (Croatia)
Loan with option to buy
RTBF.be
February 18, 2019 
Richairo Zivkovic (Holland)
Striker
Ostend
Changchun Yatai (China)
Purchase
Walfoot.be

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
February 12, 2019 
Ismael Salibari (18 years old) 
-
Genk
RTBF.be

First Division A League Matchday (February 15-February 17, 2019):
Friday, February 15, 2019:
Standard Liege 3-Lokeren 1 (Razvan Marin 16, Maxime Lestienne 31, Renaud Emond 69 / Olivier Deschacht 75)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:
Kortrijk 1-Charleroi 2 (Imoh Ezekiel 48 / Ryota Morioka 66 pen, Jeremy Perbet 90)
Ostend 1-Eupen 1 (Robbie D’Haese 34 / Yuta Toyokawa 77)
Zulte-Waregem 1-St Truiden 1 (Stef Peeters 75 / Yohan Boli 82)
Waasland-Beveren 2-Gent 1 (Maximiliano Caufriez 37, Francesco Forte 84 pen / Giorgi Kvilitaia 90)

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
Club Brugge 3-Genk 1 (Clinton Mata 21, Siebe Schrijvers 37, Ruud Vormer 78 / Mbwana Samatta 77)
Antwerp 0-Anderlecht 1 (Yannick Bolasie 90)
Mouscron 3-Cercle Brugge 0  (Taiwo Awoniyi 46, Selim Amallah 50, Frantzdy Pierrot 90)

Top Goalscorer:
Mbwana Samatta (Genk) 19 goals
Hamdi Harbaoui (Zulte-Waregem) 14 goals
Nany Dimata (Anderlecht) 13 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Genk
26
17
6
3
58
27
31
57
2
Club Brugge
26
14
7
5
56
28
28
49
3
Standard Liege
26
13
7
6
41
28
13
46
4
Antwerp
26
13
6
7
36
29
7
45
5
St Truiden
26
11
10
5
43
31
12
43
6
Anderlecht
26
12
5
9
41
31
10
41

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point

Diary (extra):

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

-

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

-

Thursday, February 14, 2019:

-Juan Carlos Osorio has resigned as Paraguay Manager . (Source L’Equipe online)

-Former USSR striker Vitaly Khmelnytskyi passed away aged 75. (Source Wikipedia online)

Friday, February 15, 2019:

-Chile is to join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to make a joint bid for thr 2030 World Cup. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Argentinean Manager Eduardo Berizzo is set to be appointed as the new National Team Manager of Paraguay. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Former Russian footballer from 80s into the 2000s, Shamil Isayev passed away aged 54. (Source Wikipedia online)

Saturday, February 16, 2019:

-

Sunday, February 17, 2019:
-Former Peruvian midfielder from 90s and 2000s, Carlos Antonio Flores Murillo passed away aged 54. (Source Wikipedia online)

Monday, February 18, 2019:

-Argentinean manager Eduardo Berizzo was officially named as the new National Team Manager of Paraguay. (Source L’Equipe online)


I. UEFA Champions League:


UEFA Champions League-Round of 16, First Leg:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
Manchester United 0-PSG 2 (Presnel Kimpembe 53, Kylian Mbappe 60)
Roma 2-Porto 1 (Nicolo Zaniolo 70, 76 / Adrian Lopez 79)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019:
Ajax 1-Real Madrid 2 (Hakim Ziyech 75 / Karim Benzema 60, Marco Asencio 87)
Tottenham 3-Dortmund 0 (Heung0min Son 47, Jan Vertonghen 83, Fernando Llorente 86)


II. Europa League:


Europa League-Round of 32:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
Fenerbahce 1-Zenit St Petersburg 0 (Islam Slimani 21)

Thursday, February 14, 2019:
BATE Borisov 1-Arsenal 0 (Stanislav Dragun 45)
Krasnodar 0-Leverkusen 0 (-)
Galatasaray 1-Benfica 2 (Christian Luyindama 54 / Eduardo Salvio 27 pen, Haris Seferovic 64)
Lazio 0-Sevilla 1 (Wissam Ben Yedder 22)
Olympiakos 2-Dinamo Kiev 2 (Ahmed Hassan Koka 9, Gil Dias 40 / Vitaly Buyalsky 28, Benjamin Verbic 89)
Rapid Vienna 0-Inter 1 (Lautari Martinez 39 pen)
Rennes 3-Betis 3 (Adrien Hunou 2, Javi Garcia (own goal) 10, Hatem Ben Arfa 45 pen / Giovani Lo Celso 32, Sidnei 62, Diego Lainez 90)
Slavia Prague 0-Genk 0 (-)
Celtic 0-Valencia 2 (Denis Cheryshev 42, Ruben Sobrino 49)
Club Brugge 2-Salzburg 1 (Stefano Denswil 64, Wesly 81 / Zlatko Junuzovic 17)
FC Zurich 1-Napoli 3 (Benjamin Kololli 83 pen / Lorenzo Insigne 11, Jose Maria Callejon 21, Piotr Zielinski 77)
Malmo 1-Chelsea 2 (Anders Christiansen 80 / Ross Barkley 30, Olivier Giroud 58)
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-Frankfurt 2 (Marlos 10 pen, Taison 67 / Martin Hinteregger 7, Filip Kostic 50)
Sporting CP 0-Villareal 1 (Alfonso Pedraza 3)
Viktoria Plzen 2-Dinamo Zagreb 1 (Ludek Pernica 54, 83 / Daniel Olmo 41)