Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 40 (Week of January 8-January 14, 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, January 8, 2019:

-Striker Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) rejected a loan move to Wolves to remain at Aston Villa. (Source BBC Football online)

-The FA are to investigate Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy’s alleged Nazi Salute in a photograph . (Source Reuters UK online)

-Cesc Fabregas’ proposed transfer to Monaco is on hold until Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri has found a replacement. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has denied that he ordered their Stadium’s grass to be uncut to disrupt Liverpool’s play in the recent encounter. (Source The Guardian online)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-Tottenham are to play their home matches at Wembley until at least this March. (Source BBC Football Online)

Thursday, January 10, 2019:

- West Ham have rejected a bid from a Chinese club for Marko Arnautovic (Source BBC Football online)

-Nikola Vlasic (Everton) stated that unfder former Manager Sam Allardyce the team played ‘awful football’. (Source extra.ie online)

-Charlie Austin (Southampton) was suspended for two matches for his obscene gesture to the fans in the match vs. Manchester City. (Source L’Équipe online)

-The FA have charged Troy Deeney (Watford) for his remarks about match refeee in their match vs. Bournemouth. (Source Sky Sports online)

Friday, January 11, 2019:

-Spanish Manager Aitor Karanka has resigned as Nottingham Forest Manager. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Liverpool Player Virgil van Dijon and Manager Jurgen Klopp were named as the Premier League’s Player and Manager of the month of December.

-Chelsea have rejected Barcelona’s offer of cash plus Malcolm for Willian. (Source Football Espana online)

-Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri has criticized Bayern Munich’s repeated attempts to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Source Voetbalzone.nl online)

-Leeds United are accused of having a spy who was present at Derby County’s training session ahead of their match. Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted that he had in fact sent a spy and stated that he had practiced this for years.  (Source Sky Sports online)


Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-Leeds United have apologized for the spying issue vs. Derby County. (Source The Guardian Online)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

-


Monday, January 14, 2019:

-Martin O’Neill has agreed to become the new Manager of Nottingham Forest. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Callum Hudson-Odoi will not renew his contract with Chelsea as he aims to transfer to Bayern Munich. (Source Bulinews online)

-David Wagner has resigned as Huddersfield Manager. Mark Hudson will manage in the interim . (Source Sky Sports online)

-Roy Keane is set to become Martin O’Neill’s Assistant at Nottingham Forest. (Source Balls.ie online)

- Frank Lampard was confronted with the news that as Chelsea Assisytant manager Andre-Villas Boas had admitted to spying on the opposition (when Lampard was a player at the club). Lampard stated that he still did not believe that Chelsea spied on the opposition. (Source BBC Football online)

 
Photo From: L'Equipe, January 13, 2019

(Ole Gunnar Solskjaer)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Lee Tomlin
-
Cardiff
Peterborough
Loan
Sky Sports
January 8, 2019 
Ovie Ejaria
Midfielder
Liverpool
Reading
Loan
Sky Sports
January 8, 2019 
Oscar Threlkeld
Defender
Waasland-Beveren
Plymouth Argyle
Loan
Sky Sports
January 8, 2019 
Mousa Dembele (Belgium)
Midfielder
Tottenham
Beijing Guoan
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 8, 2019 
Kortney Hause
Defender
Wolves
Aston Villa
Loan
The Guardian
January 8, 2019 
Gary Madine
Striker
Cardiff
Sheffield United
Loan
The Guardian
January 8, 2019 
George Cox
Defender
Brighton
Northampton
Loan
The Guardian
January 8, 2019 
Bright Enobakhare
Striker
Wolves
Coventry
Loan
The Guardain
January 8, 2019 
Colin Quaner
Striker
Huddersfirld
Ipswich
Loan
The Guardain
January 8, 2019 
Filip Stuparevic
Striker
Vizvodac
Watford
Purchase
The Guardain
January 9, 2019 
Kasey Palmer
-
Chelsea
Bristol City
Loan
Sky SPorts
January 9, 2019 
Lewis Baker
Midfielder
Leeds
Chelsea
Loan return
Sky Sports
January 10, 2019 
Fousseni Diabate (Mali)
Striker
Leicester
Sivasspor
Loan
BBC Football
January 10, 2019 
Anthony Pilkington
Winger
Cardiff
Wigan
Purcagse
Sky Sports
January 10, 2019 
Danny Amankwaa (Denmark)
Winger
Hearts
SonderjyskE
Purchase
BBC Football
January 11, 2019 
Greg Stewart
Striker
Kilmarnock
Birmigham
Loan Return
BBC Football
January 11, 2019 
Mihai Popescu (Romania)
Defender
Dinamo Bucharest
St Mirren
Loan
BBC Football
January 11, 2019 
Ryan Schofield
Goalkeeper
Huddersfield
Notts County
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Ali Koiki
Defender
Burnley
Swindon
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Liam Gibson
Defender
Newcastle
Accrington Stanley
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Harvey Barnes
Midfielder
WBA
Leicester
Loan return
Sky Sports
January 11, 2019 
Moises Makasi
Midfielder
West Ham
Stevenage
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Nya Kirby
Midfielder
Crystal palace
Blackpool
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Ethan Hamilton
Midfielder
Manchester United
Rochdale
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Ethan Ebanks-Landell
Defender
Wolves
Rochdale
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Josh Grant
Defender
Chelsea
Yeovil
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Alex Dobre
Winger
Bournemouth
Yeovil
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Karlo Ziger
Goalkeper
Chelsea
Sutton United
Loan
The Guardian
January 12, 2019 
Paul Gladon
Striker
Wolves
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
vi.nl
January 12, 2019 
Tom McGill
Goalkeeper
Brighton
Basingstoke Town
Loan
The Guardian
January 14, 2019 
David Eagner (USA)
Manager
Huddersfield
Free Agent
Resignation
Sky Sports


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 9, 2019
Nacho Monreal (Spain)
-
Arsenal
2020
101 Great Goals

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
January 10, 2019 
Louie Moulden
Goalkeeper
Manchetser City
L’Equipe


English League Cup-Semifinals-First Leg (January 8-January 9, 2019):

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Tottenham 1-Chelsea 0 (Harry Kane 27 pen)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:
Manchester City 9-Burton Albion 0 (Kevin De Bruyne 5, Gabriel Jesus 30, 34, 57, 65, Olexandr Zinchenko 37, Phil Foden 62, Kyle Walker 70, Riyad Mahrez 83)



English Premier League Matchday (January 12-January 14, 2019):

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
West Ham 1-Arsenal 0 (Declan Rice 48)
Brighton 0-Liverpool 1 (Mohamed Salah 50 pen)
Burnley 2-Fulham 1 (Joe Bryan (own goal) 20, Denis Odoi (own goal) 23 / Andre Schurrle 2)
Cardiff 0-Huddersfield 0  (-)
Crystal Palace 1-Watford 2 (Craig Cathcart (own goal) 38 / Craig Cathcart 67, Tom Cleverley 74)
Leicetser 1-Southampton 2 (Wilfred Ndidi 58 / James Ward Prowse 11 pen, Shane Long 45)
Chelsea 2-Newcastle 1 (Pedro 9, Willian 57 / Ciaran Clark 40)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
Everton 2-Bournemouth 0 (Kurt Zouma 38, D.Calvert-Lewin 90)
Tottenham 0-Manchester United 1 (Marcus Rashford 44)

Monday, January 14, 2019:
Manchester City 3-Wolves 0 (Gabriel Jesus 10, 39 pen, Conor Coady (own goal) 78)

Top Goalscorer:
Pierre-Erick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 14 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Liverpool
22
18
3
1
50
10
40
57
2
Manchester City
22
17
2
3
59
17
42
53
3
Tottenham
22
16
0
6
46
22
24
48
4
Chelsea
22
14
5
3
40
17
23
47
5
Arsenal
22
12
5
5
46
32
14
41
6
Manchester United
22
12
5
5
  44
32
12
41

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

II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-AC Milan Manager Rino Gattuso has blocked the transfer of Hakan Calhanoglu to RB Leipzig. (Source Football Italia online)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

- Inter will not appeal and will accept the current stadium ban. (Source L’Equipe online) 

Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-

Friday, January 11, 2019:

-
Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

-

Monday, January 14, 2019:

-Fabio Capello stated that the decision to award the 2005-06 to Inter (as a result of Calciopoli) as a ‘bad joke’. (Source Football Italia online)

-Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly submitted a transfer request to AC Milan as he is linked to Chelsea. (Source vi.nl online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Valter Birsa (Slovenia)
Midfielder
Chievo
Cagliari
Purchadse
L’Equipe
January 8, 2019 
Marvin Zeegelaar
Defender
Watford
Udinese
Loan
The Guardian
January 8, 2019 
Stefano Okaka
Striker
Watford
Udinese
Loan
Sky Sports
January 8, 2019 
Gabigol (Brazil)
Striker
Inter
Flamengo
One year Loan
L’Equipe
January 8, 2019 
Everton Luiz
Midfielder
SPAL
Real Salt Lake City
Loan
The Guardian
January 8, 2019 
Luca Valzania
Midfielder
Atalanta
Frosinone
Loan
Football Italia
January 8, 2019 
Danilo Soddimo
Midfielder
Frosinone
Cremonese
Purchase
The Guardian
January 9, 2019 
Umar Sadiq
Striker
Roma
Perugia
Loan
The Guardian
January 10, 2019 
Manolo Gabbiadini
Striker
Southampton
Sampdoria
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019 
Daniele Dessena
Midfielder
Cagliari
Brescia
Purchase
The Guardian
January 10, 2019 
Stefano Sturaro
-
Juventus
Genoa
Loan with option to buy
Football Italia
January 11, 2019 
Alessio Da Cruz
Winger
Parma
Spezia
Loan
The Guardian
January 11, 2019 
Morten Thorsby (Norway)
Midfielder
SC Heerenveen
Sampdoria
Next season
Voetnalzone.nl
January 11, 2019 
Giuseppe Pezzella
Defender
Udinese
Genoa
Loan with option to buy
Calciomercato
January 14, 2019 
Juraj Kucka (Slovakia)
Midfielder 
Tranzonspor
Parma
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 14, 2019 
Emiliano Rigoni (Argentina)
Striker
Atalanta
Zenit St Petersburg
Back from Loan
L’Equipe

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 11, 2019
Erick Pulgar (Chile)
Midfielder
Bologna
2022
Football Italia
January 11, 2019
Alessandro Rossi
Striker
Lazio
2022
Football Italia


Coppa Italia (January 12-14, 2019):

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Lazio 4-Novara 1 (Luis Alberto 12, Ciro Immobile 20, 35, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 45 / Umberto Eusepi 49 pen)
Sampdoria 0-AC Milan 2 (Patrick Cutrone 102, 108)
Bologna 0-Juventus 2 (Federico Bernardeschi 9, Moise Kean 49 )

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
Torino 0-Fiorentina 2 (Federico Chiesa 87, 90)
Inter 6-Benevento 2 (Mauro Icardi 3 pen, Antonio Candreva 7, 90, Dalbert 45, Lautaro Martinez 48, 66 / Roberto Insigne 58, Filippo Bandinelli 74)
Napoli 2-Sassuolo 0 (Arek Milik 15, Fabian Ruiz 74)

Monday, January 14, 2019:
Cagliari 0-Atalanta 2 (Duvan Zapata 88, Mario Pasalic 90)
Roma 4-Virtus Entella 0 (Patrik Schick 1, 47, Ivan Marcano 45, Javier Pastore 74)

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-Munir El  Haddadi’s Agent stated that Barcelona Manager Ernesto Valverde had told the player that he would not play this season since he had not renewed his contract. (Source Marca online)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) has been voted a sthe player of the month for December. (Source AS.com online)

Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Barcelona were reportedly ready to offer Munir El Haddadi a contract however, his agent’s bonus demands ended the deal. (Source AS.com online)

- Sporting CP have filed court papers against Atletico Madrid, demanding 105 Million Euros in compemsation over the transfer of Gelson Martins. (Source AS.com online)

-Valencia is set to cancel the loan of Chelsea’s Belgian Striker Michy Batshuayi. (Source L’Équipe online)

Friday, January 11, 2019:

-
 Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-Nolito (Sevilla) will be out injured for a number of months (Source L’Équipe online)

-Huesca have requested the loan of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid). (Source Marca online)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

-Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal in their win over Eibar (3-0).   (Source Sportbible Online)

Monday, January 14, 2019:

-Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) has rejected the chance to join Everton. (Source Football Espana online)

-In a radio interview, Jorge Valdano was critical of   Real Madrid’s Isco and Marcos Asensio, but praised Vinicius Jr. (Source AS.com online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Jean-Clair Todibo (France)
Defender
Toulouse
Barcelona
Next Season
L’Equipe
January 8, 2019 
Mauro dos Santos
Defender
Leganes
Tenerife
Purchase
The Guardian
January 9, 2019 
Cristian Gane
Defender 
Bilbao
Numancia
Loan
The Guardian
January 10, 2019 
Ibai Gomez
-
Alaves
Bilbao
Purchse
L’Equipe 
January 10, 2019 
Serdar Gurler (Turkey)
Winger
Huesca
Goztepe
Loan (18 months)
L’Equipe 
January 10, 2019 
Diego Lainez (Mexico)
Winger
America
Betis
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 11, 2019 
Chechu Martinez
-
Malaga
Real Madrid
Purchasse
Footbal Espana
January 11, 2019 
Maximilian Wober (Holland)
Defender
Ajax
Sevilla
Purchase
Football-oranje
January 11, 2019 
Munir El Haddadi
Striker
Barcelona
Sevilla
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 11, 2019 
Munir El HaBorja Lasso
Winger
Sevilla
Tenerife
Loan
The Guardian
January 14, 2019 
Uros Racic (Serbia)
Midfielder
Valencia
Tenerife
Loan
L’Equipe
January 14, 2019 
Vasyl Kravets
Defender
CD Lugo
Leganes
Purchase
The Guardian
January 14, 2019 
Samuel Garcia, Samu
-
Levante
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
A Bola


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 11, 2019
Yacine Bounou (Morocco)
Goalkeeper
Girona
2021
L’Equipe



Copa Del Rey (January 8-January 10, 2019):

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Sporting Gijon 2-Valencia 1 (Javier Noblesjas 34, Nick Blackman 79 / Daniel Parejo 45)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:
Girona 1-Atletico Madrid 1 (Anthony Lozano 34 / Antoine Griezmann 9)
Getafe 1-Valladolid 0 (Angel Rodriguez 90)
Villareal 2-Espanyol 2 (Karl Toko Ekambi 85, Carlos Bacca 89 / Sergi Darder 15, Alex Lopez 72)
Real Madrid 3-Leganes 0 (Sergio Ramos 44 pen, Lucas Vazquez 68, Vinicius Junior 77)

Thursday, January 10, 2019:
Bilbao 1-Sevilla 3 (Mikel San Jose 49 / Nolito 6, Andre Silva 53, Wissam Ben Yedder 77)
Betis 0-Sociedad 0 (-)
Levante 2-Barcelona 1 (Erick Cabaco 4, Borja Mayoral 18 / Philippe Coutinho 85 pen)

Spanish La Liga Matchday (January 11-January 13, 2019):

Friday, January 11, 2019:
Vallecano 4-Celta 2 (Raul De Timas 4, 37, 77, Bebe 90 / Nestor Araujo 13, Maxi Gomez 18 pen)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Leganes 1-Huesca 0 (Youssef En-Nesyri 73)
Valencia 1-Valladolid 1 (Dani Parejo 71 / Ruben Alcaraz 82)
Girona 1-Alaves 1 (Cristhian Stuani 12 / Borja Baston 50)
Villareal 1-Getafe 2 (Leandro Cabrera (own goal) 75 / Jorge Molina 52, Angel Rodriguez 89)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
Atletico Madrid 1-Levante 0 (Antoine Griezmann 57 pen)
Bilbao 2-Sevilla 0 (Inaki Williams 23, 84)
Barcelona 3-Eibar 0 (Luis Suarez 19, 59, Lionel Messi 53)
Betis 1-Real Madrid 2 (Sergio Canales 67 / Luka Modric 13, Dani Ceballos 88)

Monday, January 14, 2019:
Sociedad 3-Espanyol 2  (Mikel Merino 3, William Jose 8 pen, 63 / Naldo 32, Diego Llorente (own goal) 45)

Top Goalscorer:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 17 goals
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 14 goals
Cristhian Stuani (Girona) 12 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Barcelona
19
13
4
2
53
20
33
43
2
Atletico Madrid
19
  10
8
1
27
13
14
38
3
Sevilla
19
9
6
4
31
20
11
33
4
Real Madrid
19
10
5
4
28
24
4
33
4
Alaves
19
9
5
5
22
19
3
32
6
Getafe
19
7
7
5
21
16
5
28

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

IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-

Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-It was revealed that back in December, Schalke Manager Domenico Tedesco left out Amine Harit, Hmaza Mendyl, Franco Di Santo and Naldo in a match vs. Hoffenheim. They were piunished for going out after their UCL defeat (1-3) vs. Porto in November . (Source Bulinews online)

-Adrien Rabiot (PSG) has been linked to Bayern Munich. (Source Sport Bild online)

Friday, January 11, 2019:

-Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) will miss both matches vs. Liverpool next month as he was suspended for two matches for his sending off vs. Ajax. (Source BBC Football online)

-Friedhelm Funkel is to leave his post as Fortuna Düsseldorf Manager at the end of the season. (Source Bulinews online)

-German Defender Robert Huth announced his retirement from the game. Huth announced his decision to quell rumors that he was to join Derby County. (Source L’Équipe online)


Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
-


Monday, January 14, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Harvard Nielsen
Striker
Dusseldorf
Duisburg
Loan
The Guardian
January 9, 2019 
Benjamin Pavard (France)
Defender
Stuttgart
Bayern Munich
Next season
BBC Football
January 9, 2019 
Steven Zuber (Switzerland)
Midfielder
Hoffenheim
Stuttgart
Loan (18 months)
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019 
Johannes Buhler
-
Duseldorf
Aalen
Loan
Kicker.de
January 11, 2019 
Leonardo Balerdi (Argentina)
Defender
Boca Juniors
Dortmund
Purchase
Sport Bild
January 11, 2019 
Jaroslav Drobny (Czech Republic)
Goalkeeper
Werder Brfemen
Dusseldorf
Purchase
Sport Bild
January 14, 2019 
Johannes Geis
Midfielder
Schalke
Koln
Purchase
The Guardian


V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:

-

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-
Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Toulouse President Olivier Sadran has criticized Barcelona’s handling of Todibo’s transfer and claims the player has been poorly advised . (Source Maisfutebol online)

-Antoine Kombouare was named as the new Manager of Dijon. (Source Sky Sports online)

-The Nimes-Angers match scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed. (Source L’Équipe online)
Friday, January 11, 2019:

-Monaco pulled out of a deal to sign on loan William Vainqueur from Antalyaspor as the player was injured. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivere and Technical Director Julien Fournier announced their impending departures from the club. (Source L’Équipe online)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-Monaco re-confirmed the signing on loan William Vainqueur from Antalyaspor after seemingly pulling out of the deal. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Gauthier ganaye is set to become the new Nice President. (Source L’Équipe online)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

-France Manager Didier Deschamps stated that Karim Benzema had ‘crossed a line’ in 2016 when he accused his discarding due to racism. (Source AS.com online)
Monday, January 14, 2019:

-Reims Manager David Guion has been suspended for two matches after his sending off vs. RC Lens in the French Cup. (Source L’Équipe online)




Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Lassana Diarra
Midfielder
PSG
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
vi.nl
January 9, 2019 
William* Vainqueur
Midfielder
Antalyaspor
Monaco
Loan
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019 
Abou Ouattara (Burkina Faso)
Striker
Mechelen
Lille
Loan
Walfoot.be
January 10, 2019 
Mehdi Merghem
Midfielder
Chateauroux
Guingamp
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019 
Nathael Julan
Striker
Guingamp
Valenciennes
Loan
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019 
Fode Ballo-Toure
Defender
Lille
Monaco
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 11, 2019 
Cesc Fabregas (Spain)
Midfielder
Chelsea
Monaco
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 12, 2019 
Saliou Ciss (Senegal)
Defender
Angers
Valenciennes
Loan
L’Equipe
January 12, 2019 
Mihailo Ristic
Defender
Krasnodar
Montpellier
Purchase
The Guardian
January 13, 2019 
Shinji Kagawa (Japan)
Midfielder
Dortmund
Bordeaux
    Loan
Bulinews
January 14, 2019 
Boubacar Fofana
-
Gazelec Ajaccio
Lyon
     Next     Season
L’Equipe
* Monaco pulled out of deal on Jaunary 11th, as the player was injured, but then re-confirmed the transfer on the foloowing day.

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 8, 2019
Mathieu Cafaro
Midfielder
Reims
2022
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019
Ousseynou Ndiaye
Midfielder
Lyon
2023
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019
Pierrick Capelle
Midfielder
Angers
2021
L’Equipe
January 14, 2019
Christophe Galtier
Manager
Lille
2021
L’Equipe

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
January 12, 2019 
Till Cissokho (18 year old)
Defender
Bordeaux
L’Equipe

French League Cup (January 8-9, 2018):

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Lyon 1-Strasbourg 2 (Bertrand Traore 49 / Ludovic Ajorque 26 pen, Lamine Kone 52)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:
Monaco 1-Rennes 1 (Rony Lopes 54 / B.Bourigeaud 30) (Moanco won 8-7 on penalty kick shoot-out)
Bordeaux 1-Le Havre 0 (Samuel Kalu 70)
PSG 1-Guingamp 2 (Neymar 63 / Yeni N’Gbakoto 81 pen, Marcus Thuram 90 pen)


French Ligue 1 Matchday (January 8, 2018):

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Nantes 2-Montpellier 0 (Majeed Waris 62, Nicolas Pallois 81)
Amiens 0-Angers 0 (-)

Top Goalscorer:
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 13 goals
Emiliano Sala (Nantes) 12 goals
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) 12 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSG
17
15
2
0
50
10
40
47
2
Lille
19
9
5
5
28
19
9
34
3
Lyon
18
9
5
4
30
21
9
32
4
Montpellier
18
8
6
4
25
15
10
30
5
St Etienne
18
8
6
4
28
22
6
30
6
Marseille
17
8
3
6
30
26
4
27


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


French Ligue 1 Matchday (January 11-13, 2018):

Friday, January 11, 2019:
Caen 1-Lille 3 (Casimir Ninga 90+ / Nicolas Pepe 8, Rafael Leao 20, Luiz Araujo 90)
Lyon 1-Reims 1 (Bertrand Traore 70 / Pablo Chavarria 34)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Amiens 0-PSG 3 (Edinson Cavani 57 pen, Kylian Mbappe 70, Marquinhos 79)
Guingamp 0-St Etienne 1 (Wahi Khazri 6)
Nice 1-Bordeaux 0  (Allan Saint-Maximin 16 pen)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
Nantes 0-Rennes 1 (Damien Da Silva 13)
Dijon 1-Montpellier 1 (Wesley Said 54 / Damiel Le Tallec 61)
Toulouse 1-Strasbourg 2  (Yaya Sanogo 29 pen / Ludovic Ajorque 17, Ibrahima Sissoko 64)
OM 1-Monaco 1  (Maxime Lopez 13 / Youri Tielemans 38)


Top Goalscorer:
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 14 goals
Emiliano Sala (Nantes) 12 goals
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) 12 goals
Florian Thauvin (OM) 12 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSG
18
16
2
0
53
10
43
50
2
Lille
20
10
5
5
31
29
11
37
3
Lyon
19
9
6
4
31
22
9
33
4
St Etienne
19
9
6
4
29
22
7
33
5
Montpellier
19
8
7
4
26
16
10
31
6
Strasbourg
20
7
8
5
32
24
8
29


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

VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

- Matthijs De Ligt stated that he would not leave Ajax in the January transfer window. (Source Football Italia online)
Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Dick Advocaat will leave his post as Utrecht Manager at the end of the season. (Source vi.nl online)
Friday, January 11, 2019:

-Ajax’s Maximilian Wober has been suspended for two matches in the UCL after being sent off vs. Bayern Munich. He joined Sevilla today. (Source Voetbalzone.nl online)


Saturday, January 12, 2019:
-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
-

Monday, January 14, 2019:
-Morten Thosby (Heerenveen) has been demoted   To the U-23 side due to repeated absences. (Source vi.nl online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 9, 2019 
Luis Orejuela (Colombia)
Defender
Ajax
Cruzeiro (Brazil)
Loan
vi.nl
January 10, 2019 
Joshua Holtby
Midfielder
Alemania Aachen
MVV
Purchase
vi.nl
January 10, 2019 
Vince Gino Dekker
-
Free Agent (formerly AZ)
Go Ahead Eagles
Purchase
vi.nl
January 11, 2019 
Giovanni Hiwat
Striker
PEC
Syrianska (Sweden)
Purchase
vi.nl
January 12, 2019 
Bas Kuipers
-
Den Haag
Vitorul (Romania)
Purchase
vi.nl
January 12, 2019 
Ognjen Gnjatic (Bosnia)
Midfielder
Roda JC Kerkrade
Korona Kielce (Poland)
Purchase
vi.nl
January 14, 2019 
Lennart Thys
-
Free Agent (formerly Erzurumspor)
PEC
Purchase
Kicker.de
January 14, 2019 
Renato Tapia
Midfielder
Feyenoord
Willem II
Loan
vi.nl
January 14, 2019 
Yuka Nakamaya (Japan)
Defender
Kashiwa Reysol  
PEC Zwolle
Purchase
vi.nl


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 14, 2019
Jorrit Hendrix
Defender
PSV Eindhoven
2020
L’Equipe

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Yorbe Vertessen (Belgium) (18 year old)
Striker
PSV Eindhoven
Voetbalzone.nl


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-

Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Martin Boyle (Hibernian) will be out injured for the rest of the season after knee surgery. (Source BBC Football online)

-Sam Cosgrove (Aberdeen) was named as Scottish Premier League Player of the momth fro Decemeber. Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes was named as the Manager of the month for December. (Source Sky Sports online)
Friday, January 11, 2019:

-

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

-

Monday, January 14, 2019:
-Andre Davies (Dundee) has broken his foot just four days after signing from Hartlepool. (Source BBC Football online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Vakoun Issof Bayo (Ivory Coast)
Striker
Dunajska Streda
Celtic
Purchase
Balls.ie
January 10, 2019 
Fredrik Brustad (Norway)
-
Molde
Hamilton
Loan Return
BBC Football
January 10, 2019 
Gregg Wylde
Midfielder
Plymouth
Livingston
Purchase
BBC Football
January 10, 2019 
Andrew Davies
Defender
Free Agent (formerly Hartlepool)
Dundee
Purchase
Sky Sports
January 10, 2019 
Eduardo Herrera (Mexico)
Striker
Rangers
Necaxa
Loan
Inside Futbol
January 11, 2019 
Ryan Gauld
Winger
Sporting CP
Hibernian
Loan
Sky Sports
January 12, 2019 
Vladislva Haldky (Czech republic)
Goalkeeper
Slovan Lieberec
St Mirren
Purchase
BBC Football


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 9, 2019
Iain Wilson
Midfielder
Kilmarnock
2020
Sky Sports

VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:
-


Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP) was named as the player of the month of December. Sergio Conceicao (Porto) was named as the best coach of the month. (Source MaisFutebol online)

Friday, January 11, 2019:

-Jose Mourinho has joined BeIn Sport as a television pundit. (Source AS.com online)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:

-

Monday, January 14, 2019:
-Bruno Lage has been confirmed as Benfica’s full time Manager. (Source MaisFutebol online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Pepe
Defender
Free Agent (Formerly Besiktas)
Porto
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 8, 2019 
Caio Lucas (Brazil)
Winger
Al Ain
Benfica
Next Season
L’Equipe
January 9, 2019 
Guga
Midfielder
Benfica
Panetolikos (Greece)
Loan
Maisfutebol
January 9, 2019 
Pedro Amaral
Defender
Benfica
Panetolikos (Greece)
Loan
Maisfutebol
January 9, 2019 
Vilius Aramlus (Lithuania)
Defender
Stumbras
Benfica
Purchase
Maisfutebol
January 10, 2019 
Avto (Georgia)
Striker
Chaves
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Maisfutebol
January 10, 2019 
Sergio Conceicao
Defender
Cesarense
Chaves
Purchase
Maisfutebol
January 10, 2019 
Daniel Braganca
-
Sporting CP
Farense
Loan
A Bola
January 10, 2019 
Rene Santos
-
Parana
Maritimo
Purchase
Maisfuteol
January 10, 2019 
Ruan Teles
-
Varzim
Maritimo
Purchase
Maisfuteol
January 10, 2019 
Filipe Brigues
Defender
Chaves
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Maisfutebol
January 11, 2019 
Filipe Chaby*
-
Sporting CP
Estotil
Loan
A Bola
January 13, 2019 
Nemanja Calasan (Serbia)
Defender
Spartak Subotica
Chaves
Purchase
Masifuetbol
January 13, 2019 
Ewerton (Brazil)
Midfielder
Porto
Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan)
Loan
Masifuetbol
*Formerly loaned to Belenensses, Sporting CP rea-cquired now 90% of his contract 


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 13, 2019
Tiago Dantas
Midfielder
Benfica
2023
Maisfutebol

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
January 10, 2019 
Ronaldo Camara (16 years old)
Midfielder
Benfica
L’Equipe



Portugal Primeira Liga League Matchday (January 10-13, 2019):

Thursday, January 10, 2019:
Portimonense 1-Braga 1 (Wellington Carvalho 3 / Dyego Sousa 49)
Friday, January 11, 2019:
Aves 1-Feirense 1 (Luis Farina 43 / Jose Valencia 65)
Santa Clara 0-Benfica 2 (Haris Seferovic 22, Jardel 48)
Guimaraes 1-Moreirense 0 (Toze 47 pen)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Sporting CP 0-Porto 0 (-)
Boavista 0-Maritimo 1 (Rodrigo Pinho 53)

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
Nacional 0-Belenenses 1 (Lica 79)
Chaves 2-Tondela 1 (Andre Luis 20, Luther Singh 57 / Tomane 90)
Rio Ave 1-Setubal 1 (Wenderson Gelano 27 / Hildeberto Pereira 84)

Top Goalscorer:
Dyego Sousa (Braga) 12 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Porto
17
14
1
2
34
10
24
43
2
Benfica
17
12
2
3
37
17
20
38
3
Braga
17
11
4
2
32
17
15
37
4
Sporting CP
17
11
2
4
33
18
15
35
5
Guimaraes
17
8
4
5
22
17
5
28
6
Belenenses
17
7
7
3
21
16
5
28

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point
IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-Matej Mitrovic (Club Brugge) will be out injured for two months. (Source Jupiler League App online)
Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Mechelen’s French player Franck Berrier has announced the end of his career due to a cardic illness. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Former Standard Liege player from the 50s and 60s, Jean Van Herck has passed away aged 84 . (Source Walfoot.be online)

Friday, January 11, 2019:
-As part of the Footgate Investigation, Waasland-Beveren announced that President Dirk Huyck and CEO Olivier Swolfs can get back to their work. Mechelen’s Technical Director Stefaan Vanroy can also get back to work. (Source RTBF.be online)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
-

Monday, January 14, 2019:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 8, 2019 
Alexander Sorloth (Norway)
Striker
Crystal Palace
Gent
Loan
Sky Sports
January 9, 2019 
Romain Grange (France)
Midfielder
Charleroi
Grenoble
Loan
Walfoot.be
January 9, 2019 
Kara Mbodji (Senegal)
Defender
Nantes
Anderlecht
Loan Return
L’Equipe
January 10, 2019 
Youssef Msakni (Tunisia)
-
Al-Duhail (Qatar)
Eupen
Loan
BBC Football
January 10, 2019 
Chad Letts (Jamaica)
Striker
Atlanta United
Union St Gilloise
Purchase
RTBF.be
January 10, 2019 
Tom De Sutter
-
Free Agent (Formerly Lokeren)
Ostend
Purchase (end of the season)
RTBF.be
January 10, 2019 
Mohamed Buya Turay (Sierra Leone)
Striker
St Truiden
Djurgardens
Loan
Jupiler League App
January 11, 2019 
Abdul Ajagun (Nigeria)
-
Kortrijk
Omonian Nicosia
Loan
Walfoot.be
January 11, 2019 
Taiwo Awoniyi (Nigeria)
Striker
Liverpool
Mouscron
Loan
Sky Sports
January 12, 2019 
Reda Jaadi
Winger
Antwerp
Dinamo Bucharest
Purchase
Jupiler League App
January 14, 2019 
Jakub Reznicek (Czech Republic)
Striker
Viktoria Plzen
Lokeren
Purchase
Walfoot.be
January 14, 2019 
Amin Nouri (Norway)
Defender
Valerenga
Ostend
Loan with option to buy
RTBF.be
January 14, 2019 
Abud Omar
-
Cercle Brugge
ACS Sepsi (Romania)
Purchase
Footnews.be
January 14, 2019 
Franck Irie (Ivory Coast)
-
Cercle Brugge
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Footnews.be



Diary (extra):

Tuesday, January 8, 2019:

-Egypt is to host the 2019 edition of the African Nations Cup. (Source BBC Football online)

-Finaland’s Riksu Riski has refused to accompany the Finnish National Team on tour to Qatar for ‘ethical reasons’. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Brazilian Manger Luiz Felipe Scolari revealed that he had turned down Colombia to be their National Team Manager. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) has been named as The African Player of the year. (Source Bleacher Report online)

-Moroccan Defender Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund) has been named African Young player of the year. Herve Renard has been named as the African Manager of the year. (Source CAF online)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

-

Thursday, January 10, 2019:

-Bernd Stange was dismissed as Syrian National Team Manager after a loss to Jordan in the Asian Nations Cup. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Roberto Ayala has joined the coaching staff of the Argentina national team. (Source L’Équipe online)

Friday, January 11, 2019:

-Dejan Lovren (Liverpool) has been banned for one International match with Croatia for bragging in a viral video that he had elbowed Spain’s Sergio Ramos. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-51 year old Japanese star Kazu Miyra is set to continue with Yokohama Marinos as he signed a contact extension. (Source AS.com online)

-The FIFA team of the year as voted by the fans is as follows: (Source A Bola online)
Squad:
Ter Stegen (Barcelona), Ramos (Real Madrid), Van Dijk (Liverpool), Varane (Real Madrid) and Marcelo (Real Madrid); Modric (Real Madrid), Kanté (Chelsea) and Hazard (Chelsea) Mbappé (PSG), Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid / Juventus).

-MLS has renamed the coach of the year award in honor of the late Sigi Schmid.  (Source Reuters UK online)

Saturday, January 12, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
-Former South African striker from the 90s-2000s, Philomen Masinga passed away aged just 49 from cancer. (Source Daily Mail online)

- Jakub Blaszczykowski is to join his boyhood club Wisla Krakow. He will not take a salary and will donate £300,000 to keep the club running. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Diego Maradona is recovering in a hospital following an operation to stop internal bleeding from a hernia. (Source BBC Football online)

Monday, January 14, 2019:

-Lebanon Manager Miodrag Radulovic was fined $7,500 after hios comments about the match referee in their Asian Nations Cup loss to Qatar. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Stephen Constantine has stepped down as Manager of India following their elimination in the Asian Nations Cup. (Source Fox Sports Asia online)

-80 year old Cesar Luis Menotti has been appointed as the Technical Director of The Argentina National Teams. (Source behavior.abril.com.br online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 13, 2019 
Jakub Blaszczykowski
-
Free Agent
Wisla Krakow
Purchase
Daily Mail


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club/Nation
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 12, 2019
Corentin Martins (France)
Manager
Mauritius
2021
L’Equipe

International Friendlies
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Sweden 0-Finland 1 (Eero Markkanen 23)

Friday, January 11, 2019:
Finland 1-Estonia 2 (Rasmus Karjalainen 81 / Gert Kams 35, Henri Anier 63)
Sweden 2-Iceland 2 (Viktor Gyokeres 47, Simon Thern 66 / O.Magnus Karlsson 4, Jon Thorsteinsson 90)


Asian Nations Cup:

Asian Nations Cup-Group D:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Iraq 3-Vietnam 2 (Mohanad Kadhim 35, Humam Tariq 60, Ali Adnan 90 / Ali Faez Atiyah (own goal) 24, C.Phuong Nguyen 42)

Asian Nations Cup-Group E:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019:
Saudi Arabia 4-North Korea 0 (Hattan Sultan Babhir 28, Mohammed Al Fatil 37, Salem Al-Dawsari 70, Fahad Al-Muwallad 87)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019:
Qatar 2-Lebanon 0 (Bassam Hisham 65, Almoez Ali 79)

Asian Nations Cup-Group F:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:
Japan 3-Turkmenistan 2 (Yuya Osako 56, 60, Ritsu Doan 71 / Arslanmyrat Amanov 26, Ahmet Atayev 79 pen)
Uzbekistan 2-Oman 1 (Odil Akhmedov 34, Eldor Shomurodov 85 / Mohsin Al Ghassani 72)


Asian Nations Cup-Group A:

Thursday, January 10, 2019:
Bahrain 0-Thailand 1 (C.Songkrasin 58)
India 0-United Arab Emirates 2 (Khalfan Mubarak 41, Ali Ahmed Mabkhout 88)

Asian Nations Cup-Group B:

Thursday, January 10, 2019:
Jordan 2-Syria 0 (Musa Al-Taamari 26, Tareq Khattab 43)

Friday, January 11, 2019:
Palestine 0-Australia 3 (Jamie Maclaren 18, Awer Mabil 20, Apostolos Giannou 90)

Asian Nations Cup-Group C:

Friday, January 11, 2019:
Phillipines 0-China 3 (Lei Wu 40, 66, Dabao Yu 80)
Kyrgyzstan 0-South Korea 1 (Min-Jae Kim 41)

Asian Nations Cup-Group D:

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Vietnam 0-Iran 2 (Sardar Azmoun 38, 69)
Yemen 0-Iraq 3 (Mohanad Kadhim 11, Bashar Resan 19, Alaa Abbas 90)

Asian Nations Cup-Group E:

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Lebanon 0-Saudi Arabia 2 (Fahad Al-Muwallad 12, Hussain Al Mogahwi 67)


Asian Nations Cup-Group E:

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
North Korea 0-Qatar 6 (Almoez Ali 9, 11, 55, 60, Boualem Khoukhi 43, A.Hassan Fadlalla 68)

Asian Nations Cup-Group F:

Sunday, January 13, 2019:
Oman 0-Japan 1 (Genki Haraguchi 28 pen)
Turkmenistan 0-Uzbekistan 4 (Javokhir Sidikov 17, Eldor Shomurodov 24, 42, J.Masharipov 40)


Asian Nations Cup-Group A:

Monday, January 14, 2019:
India 0-Bahrain 1 (Jamal Rashid 90 pen)
United Arab Emirates 1-Thailand 1 (Ali Ahmed Mabkhout 7 / Thitpan Puangchan 41)