Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 17 (Week of July 31-August 6, 2018)


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, July 31, 2018:

-Swansea have signed Scottish Barrie McKay from Nottingham Forest. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Arsenal have extended the contract of 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-WBA have signed goakeeper Boaz Myhill to a one-year-deal after having released him.  (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Burnely have extended the contract of defender Matt Lowton by three years.  (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Fulham have signed defender Alfie Mawson from Swansea.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Chelsea are set to make N’golo Kante its highest earner to keep him with the club. (Source Footnews.be online)

-Manchester City have signed Dutch defender Phillipe Sandler from PEC Zwolle. (Source SB Footy News online)

-Swansea have signed Bersant Celina from Manchester City.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Anthony Martial has been fiend 180,000 Euros by Manchester United for having gone AWOL on the club’s tour. (Source Sportbible online)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Everton have officially signed French defender Lucas Digne from Barcelona. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Burnley are to seek special dispensation from UEFA to register goalkeeper Adam Legzdins for the Europa League following goalkeeper Nick Pope’s shoulder surgery. (Source BBC Football Online)
-Sheffield United have signed on loan striker Ben Woodburn from Liverpool. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Aston Villa have signed on loan goalkeeper Andre Moreira from Atletico Madrid. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Brighton have rejected a bid from Hull City for Oliver Norwood. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Romelu Lulaku has cut his hollidays short by three days to join a depleted Manchester United squad on tour without many of its first teamers. (Source Footnews.be online)

-As part of a compromise with the South Korean Federation, Tottenham’s Heung-min Son will particpate this month in the Asian Games but will miss the first two games of the Asian Cup in January. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Bristol City have signed goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa from Brighton. (Source vi.nl online)

-Crawley Town have signed defender David Sesay from Watford. (Source The Guardian online)

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-Chelsea’s Willian is to take legal action over an alleged forged letter claiming he had permission to leave Chelsea. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-WBA have rejected a bid from Burnley to re-sign striker Jay Rodriguez. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Burnley have made a bid to Swansea for Sam Clucas. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Crystal Palace have signed midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from West Ham. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Sheffield United have signed defender Kean Bryan from Manchester City. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Milwall have signed Czech Winger Jirim Skalak from Brighton. (Source Sky Sports online)

-West Ham have signed Portuguese striker Xande Silva from Guimaraes. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Watford have extended the contract of French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucore until 2023. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Doncaster have signed on loan midfielder Herbie Kane from Liverpool. (Source The Guardian online)

-Coventry have signed striker Jordy Hiwula from Huddersfield. (Source The Guardian online)

Friday, August 3, 2018:

- Crystal Palace have signed German midfielder Max Meyer on a free (formerly from Schalke). (Source Sportbible Online)

-Manchester City have extended the contract of Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus until 2023. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Chelsea have extended the contract of Spanish forward Pedro until 2020. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Arsenal have extended the contract of Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa has left leicester to join Al-Nasr in Saudi Arabia. (Source BB Football Online)

-Stoke City have signed on loan Welshman Ashley Williams from Everton. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Terry Butcher has resigned as Phillipines National Team Manager before even managing a single match as he does not believe ‘the right system is in place’ for success. (Source BBC Football Online)

-WBA have signed on loan defender Tosin Adarabioyo from Manchester City. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Burnley have submitted an improved bid to sign defender Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Chuba Akpom has left Arsenal to join PAOK Salonika. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-WBA have re-signed James Morrison for one year. He had previously been released by the club. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Anthony Martial has returned to training for Manchester United.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Scunthorpe have signed on loan forward George Thonas from Leicester. (Source The Guardian online)

-Wigan have signed on loan defender Antonee Robinson from Everton. (Source The Guardian online)

-Ipswich have signed on loan midfielder Tayo Edun from Fulham. (Source The Guardian online)


Saturday, August 4, 2018:

-Everton have signed Portuguese goalkeeper Joao Virginia from Arsenal. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Leicester have signed Rachid Ghezzal from Monaco. (Source L’Equipe online)

- Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac will be out 8-10 weeks due to injury. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Liverpool have officially signed Bobby Duncan (cousin of Steven Gerrard) from Manchester City (Source Daily Mail online)

-Alvaro Morata has disclosed that he suffered from depression at Chelsea. (Source Corriere dello Sport online)


Sunday, August 5, 2018:

-Former England U-21 International Saido Berahino has been cleared by FIFA to play Internationally for Burundi. (Source BBC Football online)

-Burnely have signed Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-West Ham have ended their pursuit for Porto’s Algerian winger Yacine Brahimi. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Bournemouth have signed Colombian midfielder Jeffersomn Lerma from Levante. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Olivier Giroud stated that he intends to stay at  Chelsea and not return to France (linked with OM). (Source vi.nl online)

Monday, August 6, 2018:

-Burnley’s attempt to sign Swansea’s Sam Clucas was called off. (Source BBC Football online)

-Aston Villa have signed on loan defender Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Fulham are set to sign on loan defender Calum Chambers from Arsenal. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Blackburn have signed striker Adam Armstrong from Newcastle on permanent basis. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to sign Adaam Traore from Middlesbrough . (Source L’Equipe online)

-Newcastle have signed on loan Salomon Rondon from WBA. Dwight Gayle is loaned in the opposite direction. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Derby County have signed on loan defender Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea. (Source Sky Sports online)



England Community Shield:

Sunday, August 5, 2018:
Manchester City 2-Chelsea 0 (Sergio Aguero 13, 58)


II.  Italy



Photo From: L’Equipe, August 2, 2018
(Bonnucci, Higuaian and Caldara)



Diary:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

-Cagliari have extended the contract of Brazilian striker Diego Farias until 2021.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-SPAL have extended the contract of defender Framcesco Vicari until 2022.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Inter are set to sign Chile’s Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich. (Source Kicker.de online)

-Fronsione have signed midfielder Emil Hallfredson from Udinese. (Source Get Italian Football News online)

-Spezia have signed midfielder Matteo Ricci from Roma.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Cremonese have signed on loan goalkeeper Boris Radunovic from Atalanta.  (Source The Guardian online)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Lazio have signed Argentinean Joaquin Correa (from Sevilla) and Croatia’s Milan Badelj (from Fiorentina).. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Inter have signed on loan Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentis has taken over Serie B club Bari. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Leandro Castan has ended his contract with Roma. (Source Football Italia online)

-Sampdoria have signed midfielder Ronaldo Vieira from Leeds United. (Source The Guardian online)


Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-Juventus have loaned Gonzalo Higuian to AC Milan. Juventus have also registered the return of Leonardo Bonuucci from AC Milan with Mattia Caldara going in the opposite direction.  (Source Calciomercato online)

-Sassuolo have signed striker Enrico Brignola from Benevento. (Source Calciomercato Online)

-Benevento have signed on loan midfielder Filippo Bandinelli and winger Federico Ricci (both from Sassuolo). (Source The Guardian online)

-Alessio Romagnoli has been appointed as Captain of AC Milan. (Source Transfer Market Web Online)

-Roma have extended the contarct of Alesandro Florenzi until 2023. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Genoa have signed on loan midfielder Esteban Rolon from Malaga. (Source The Guardian online)

Friday, August 3, 2018:

-Paraguay defender Gustavo Gomez has been loaned by AC Milan to Palmeiras. (Source Football Italia online)

-Lazio have extended the contract of Spanish defender Patric Gabarron until 2022. (Source L’Equipe online)

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

-Fiorentina have signed on loan Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas from Everton. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Bruno Petkovic has left Bologna to join Dinamo Zagreb. (Source The Guardian online)

-Hellas Verona have signed on loan midfielder Antonio Ragusa from Sassuolo. (Source The Guardian online)

-Empoli have signed midfielder Leonardo Capezzi from Sampdoria. (Source Transfer Market Web Online)

-Juventus are the fisrt team to have their ‘B’ side to participate in Serie C. (Source Football Italia online)

-Leoanrdo Bonnucci was confronted by fans who asked him to apologize. His response was that his apology/answer would be on the field. (Source La Gazzetta dello Sport online)

-Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis has attacked the Napoli City council over the condition of the San Paolo pitch.  He said ‘it’s ever-increasingly a toilet’. (Source Football Italia online)

-Monza have signed on loan striker Francesco Giorno from Parma. (Source The Guardian online)

-Pescara have signed midfielder Luc Crecco from Lazio. (Source The Guardian online)

-Benevento have signed on loan striker Raul Asencio from Genoa. (Source The Guardian online)


Sunday, August 5, 2018:

-Napoli have extended the contract of Kalidou Koulibaly until 2023. (Source AS.com online)

-Paolo Maldini has returned to AC Milan by being named as the ‘Sporting Strategy & Development Director’. (Source AC Milan.com online)

-Carpi have signed on loan goalkeeper Edoardo Collombo from Juventus. (Source The Guardian online)

-Verona have signed on loan midfielder Luca Marrone from Juventus. (Source The Guardian online)


Monday, August 6, 2018:

-Ewandro Costa has left Udinese to join Austria Vienna on loan. (Source The Guardian online)

-Pa Konate has left SPAL to join Cincinnati on loan. (Source The Guardian online)

-Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is undecided about his International future. (Source Football Italia Online)

-In a way to attract Luka Modric from Real Madrid, Inter are to include an offer to transfer him to a Chinese club after his contract. (Source AS.com Online)


III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

-Eibar have signed on loan defender Pedro Bigas from Las Palmas. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Spanish Federation President Luis Rubiales revealed that Newcastle had proposed the services with its Manager Rafael Benitez following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui two days before their first match in the World Cup.  (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Las Palmas have signed on loan Hadi Sacko from Bordeaux. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Las Palmas have signed midfielder Christian Rivera from Eibar.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Betis have signed on loan goalkeeper Carlos Marin from Atletico Madrid. (Source The Guardian online)

-Gimnastic have signed on loan goalkeeper Isaac Becerra from Rayo Vallecano.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Real Madrid have loaned striker Sergio Diaz to Corinthians.  (Source The Guardian online)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Espanyol have extended the contract of midfielder David Lopez until 2023. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Celta have signed Fran Beltran from Rayo Vallecano. (Source L’Equipe online)

- Atletico Madrid have signed Colombian defender Santiago Arias from PSV Eindhoven.  (Source RTBF.be online)

-Girona have signed on loan midfielder Alex Garcia from Manchester City.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Levante have signed midfielder Sanjin Prcic from Rennes.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Lugo have signed on loan midfielder Giorgi Aburjania from Sevilla. (Source The Guardian online)

-Albacete have signed on loan midfielder Eugeni  Valderrama from Huesca.  (Source The Guardian online)


Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-Betis have signed Brazilian defender Sidnei da Silva from Deportivo La Coruna. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Sporting Gijon have signed on loan defender Mathieu Peybernes from Lorient. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Real Madrid have signed Moroccan Ayoub Abou from Getafe. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Leganes have signed on loan forward Michael Santos from Malaga.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Real Madrid President Florentino Perez stated that Luka Modric (linked with Inter) would only leave for 750 Million Euros.  (Source Kicker.de online)

-Chile and Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal has been linked with Barcelona after seemingly Inter bound.  (Source Kicker.de online)

-Barcelona have signed Senegal defender Moussa Wague from Eupen. (Source vi.nl online)


Friday, August 3, 2018:

-Espanyol have extended the contract of defender Victor Gomez until 2025.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Deportivo La Coruna have signed on loan Domingos Duarte from Sporting CP. (Source The Maisfutebol online)

 Saturday, August 4, 2018:

-Sevilla have signed and welcome back Aleix Vidal from Barcelona. (Source AS.com online)
-Barcelona have signed Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.  (Source BBC Football online)

- Albert Celades has been named as an Assistant to Manager Kjulen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Real Valladolid have signed midfielder Ruben Alcarez from Girona. (Source The Guardian online)

-Gertafe have signed midfielder Ignasi Miquel from Malaga. (Source The Guardian online)

-Extremadura have signed Diego Capel.  (Source vi.nl online)

Sunday, August 5, 2018:

-Elche have signed defender Alexander Gonzalez from Huesca. (Source The Guardian online)

-Atletico Madrid are set to sign Croatian striker Nikola Klainic from AC Milan. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Levante have signed Moses Simon from Gent. (Source The Guardian online)


IV.  Germany

Diary:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Werder bremen have signed goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino from Nottingham Forest. (Source Sky Sports Online)

- Schalke and Morocco’s Amine Harit has received a sentence of four months probation following his car accident in June.  (Source Sport Bild online)

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-Fallou Diagne has left Werder Bremen to join Konyaspor.  (Source France Football online)

-Bayern Munich have signed midfielder Leon Goretzka from Schalke.  (Source The Guardian online)

-Karl-Heinz Ruimmenigge stated that Bayern Muncih wouldn’t pay so much money for a 33 year-old as Juventus has done for Cristiano Ronaldo. (Source AS.com online)

-Bayern Munich have offered a professional contract to Maxime Awoudja.  (Source Sport Bild online)


Friday, August 3, 2018:

-Werder Bremen have signed on loan midfielder Idrissa Toure from Juventus. (Source The Guardian online)


Saturday, August 4, 2018:

-Fortuna Dusseldorf have signed on loan Takashi Usami from Augsburg. (Source The Guardian online)

-Kevin Vogt has been appointed as the new captain of Hoffenheim . (Source Sport Bild online)

Sunday, August 5, 2018:

-Marco Reus has been appointed as the new captain of Dortumd.  (Source As.com online)

-Mario Gomez has announced his retirement from the German National Team  (Source Sport Bild online)

-Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) has been named as the German Player of the year ahead of Nils Petersen (Freiburg) and Naldo (Schalke). Jupp Heynckes has bene named as the Coach of the Year. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Werder Bremen have extended the contract of Ludwig Augustinsson. (Source Kicker.de online)


Monday, August 6, 2018:

-Wolfsburg have signed defender Jerome Roussillon from Montpellier.   (Source L’Equipe online)

-Dortmund have officially signed Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel from Tianjin Quinjian. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Mainz have signed on loan defender Aaron Martin from Espanyol. (Source The Guardian online)



V.  France

Diary:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

-Defender Zargo Toure has left Lorient to officially  join Trabzonspor . (Source L’Equipe online)

-Milan Bisevac has left Metz to join Dudelange. (Source L’Equipe online)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Saint Etienne have signed Timothee Kolodziejczak from Monterrey. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Strasbourg have signed on loan Lamine Kone from Sunderland. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Nantes have signed on loan Ghana striker Majeed Waris from Porto. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Lyon have signed English striker Reo Griffiths from Tottenham. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Sami Nasri’s suspension for doping has been increased from 6 to 18 months on appeal. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Caen have extended the contract of defender Alexander Dijku until 2022. (Source L’Equipe online)

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-RC Lens have signed Belgian midfielder Guillaume Gillet from Olympiakos. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Lille have signed to a to professional contract Senegal’s El Hadji Arfang Gueye. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Morgan Amalfitano has mutually ended his contract with Rennes. (Source L’Equipe online)

Friday, August 3, 2018:

-Toulouse have signed Matthieu Dossevi from Metz.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Guingamp have extended the contract of defender Felix Eboa Eboa until 2023 (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Caen have signed Moroccan Faycal Fajr from Getafe.   (Source L’Equipe online)

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

-Cholet have signed on loan midfielder Jonathan Mexique from Monaco.   (Source L’Equipe online)

Monday, August 6, 2018:

-Nantes have signed on loan defender Matt Miazga from Chelsea. (SourceSky Sports online)

-Bordeaux have signed Nigerian Samuel Kalu from Gent . (Source L’Equipe online)


French Super Cup:

Saturday, August 4, 2018:
PSG 4-Monaco 0 (Ange Di Maria 33, 90, Christopher Nkunku 40, Timothy Weah 67)


 
Photo From: L’Equipe, August 5, 2018

(Angel Di Maria, August 4, 2018, French Super Cup, PSG 4-Monaco 0)
VI.  Holland

Diary:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

-NAC Breda have signed on loan goalkeeper Aro Muric from Manchester City. (Source vi.nl online)

-Almere City have signed trialist Kevin Luckassen. (Source vi.nl online)

-PEC Zwolle have signed on loan midfielder Erik Israelsson from Valerenga. (Source vi.nl online)

-RKC have signed Ezra Walian from Almere City. (Source vi.nl online)

-Heracles Almelo have signed goalkeeper Koen Bucker from AZ. (Source vi.nl online)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Following El Ahmadi’s departure, Robin van Persie has been named as the new Feyenoord Captain. (Source vi.nl online)

-Utrecht have extended the contract of Danish goalkeeper David Jensen until 2021. (Source vi.nl online)

-Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones has left Feyenoord to join Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia. (Source vi.nl online)

-Utrecht have signed French defender Nicolas Gavory from Clermont. (Source vi.nl online)

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-NEC have signed defender Leroy Labylle from VVV Venlo. (Source vi.nl online)

-Sparta have signed midfielder Gregor Breinburg from NEC. (Source vi.nl online)

-Volendam have signed on loan defender Robin Schouten from Ajax. (Source vi.nl online)

Friday, August 3, 2018:

-NEC have signed Rens van Eijden from AZ. (Source vi.nl online)

-Sparta have extended the contracts of Jaimy Brute and Abdou Harroui until 2021. (Source vi.nl online)

-Almere City have signed midfielder Andreias Calcan from Willem II. (Source vi.nl online)

-NAC Breda have signed on loan midfielder Luka Ilic from Manchester City. (Source vi.nl online)

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

-NAC Breda have signed midfielder Anouar Kali from Utrecht. (Source vi.nl online)

-Kasper Larsen has left Groningen to join IFK Norrkoping. (Source vi.nl online)

-De Graafschap have signed Leeroy Owusu from Ajax. (Source vi.nl online)

-Twente have signed Spanish defender Nacho Monsalve from Rayo Vallecano. (Source vi.nl online)


Monday, August 6, 2018:

-Feyenoord have signed French goalkeeper Joris Delle on a free (formerly from NEC). (Source L’Equipe online)

-Telstar have signed on loan midfielder Kyle Scott from Chelsea. (Source vi.nl online)

-PSV Eindhoven have extended the contract of Steven Bergwijn until 2022. (Source vi.nl online)

Dutch Super Cup:

Saturday, August 4, 2018:
PSV Eindhoven 0-Feyenoord 0 (Feyenoord won 5-6 on penalty kick shoot-out)


VII.  Scotland

Diary:

League Matchday (August 4-5, 2018):
Scottish Premier League

Saturday, August 4, 2018:
St Mirren 2-Dundee 1 (Daniel Mullen 8, 83 / Elton Ngwatala 12)
Celtic 3-Livingston 1 (Tom Rogic 8, Odsonne Edouard 26, Olivier Ntcham 50 pen / Scott Robinson 90)
Hamilton 1-Hearts 4 (Mikel Miller 17 / Peter Haring 20, 58, Steven Naismith 49 pen, Steven MacLean 62)
Kilmarnock 2-St Johnstone 0 (Scott Boyd 58, Mikael Ndjoli 85)

Sunday, August 5, 2018:
Aberdeen 1-Rangers 1 (Bruce Anderson 90 / James Tavernier 30 pen
Hibernian 3-Motherwell 0 (Stephan Mallan 30, Oliver Shaw 45, Martin Boyle 51)

Top Goalscorer:
 Daniel Mullen (St Mirren) 2 goals
 Peter Haring (Hearts) 2 goals
Steven Naismith (Hearts) 2 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Hearts
1
1
0
0
4
1
3
3
2
Hibernian
1
1
0
0
3
0
3
3
3
Celtic
1
1
0
0
3
1
2
3
4
Kilmarnock
1
1
0
0
2
0
2
3
5
St Mirren
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
3
P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point

VIII.  Portugal

Diary:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:
-Benfica’s third choice goalkeeper Paulo Lopes has retired. He played in all eleven matches for the club but collected 12 trophies. (Source Transfer Market Web online)


Friday, August 3, 2018:
-Vitoria Setubal have signed on loan goalkeeper Joel Pereira from Manchester United. (Source Sky Sports Online)


Portugal Super Cup:

Saturday, August 4, 2018:
Porto 3-Aves 1 (Yacine Brahimi 25, Maxi Pereira 67, Jesus Corona 84 / Claudio Falcao 14)


IX.  Belgium

Diary:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

-Lokeren have signed 19-year-old Djordje Jovanovic from Partizan Belgrade.  (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Club Brugge have loaned Serb defender Erhan Masovic to AS Trencin.  (Source Walfoot.be online)

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-Standard Liege have extended the contract of William Balikwisha.  (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Kortrijk have signed Ukrainian defender Andriy Batsula from FK Olesksandria. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

- Genk have extended the contract of Dries Wouters until 2020. They have alos loaned Jakub Brabec to Rizespor and trasnfered Jose Naranjo to Tenerife. (Source RTBF.be online)

Monday, August 6, 2018:

-Standard Liege have extended the contract of Christian Luyindama.  (Source Footnews.be online)

-Cercle Brugge have signed on loan Nabil Alioui from Monaco. (Source L’Equipe online)

-French striker Romain Habran has ended his contract with Antwerp. (Source L’Equipe online)



League Matchday (August 4-6, 2018):
First Division A
Friday, August 3, 2018:
Waasland-Bevere 0-Standard Liege 0

Saturday, August 4, 2018:
Eupen 1-Charleroi 4 (Martos (own goal) 10 / Xavi Molina 24, Kaveh Rezaei 34, 82, Jeremy Perbet 80)
Cercle Brugge 3-Lokeren 2 (Gianni Bruno 4, 10, Guevin Tormin 90 / Mijat Maric 20 pen, Jose Cevallos 64)
Antwerp 0-Kortrijk 0
Gent 1-Zulte Waregem 1 (Jonathan David 90 / Timothy Derijck 66)
Sunday, August 5, 2018:
Anderlecht 5-Ostend 2 (Ivan Santini 46, 83 pen, 86, Nany Dimata 51, 88 / Sindri Guri 58, Goran Milovic 90 )
Genk 1-St Truiden 1 (Ruslan Malinovskiy 68 / Wataru Endo 72)
Mouscorn 0-Club Brugge 1 (Dion Cools 55)

Top Goalscorer:
Ivan Santini (Anderlecht) 6 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Anderlecht
2
2
0
0
9
3
6
6
2
Club Brugge
2
2
0
0
6
2
4
6
3
Genk
2
1
1
0
5
1
4
4
4
Cercle Brugge
2
1
1
0
3
2
1
4
4
Standard Liege
2
1
1
0
3
2
1
4
5
Antwerp
2
1
1
0
1
0
1
4
P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point




Diary (extra):

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:

-Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar has announced his retirement at the age of 41.  (Source Maisfutebol online)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:

-Mexican Manager Javier Aguirre is likely to be named as the new National Team Manager of Egypt . (Source L’Equipe online)

Thursday, August 2, 2018:

-Sven –Goran Eriksson has turned down the offer to become the Iraqi National Team Manager.  (Source Sky Sports online)

-Argentine Manager Hector Cuper has been named as the National Team Manager of Uzbekistan. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Colombian Manager Hernan Dario Gomez has been named as the National Team Manager of Ecuador. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Djamel Belmadi has been named as the National Team Manager of Algeria. (Source L’Equipe online)

- Austrian Andreas Herzog has been named as the National Team Manager of Israel. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Dutchman Erwin Koeman is the new assistant of Phillip Cocu at Fenerbahce. (Source vi.nl online)

Friday, August 3, 2018:

-Lionel Scaloni is the interim Manager of the Argentina National Team assisted by Pablo Aimar.  (Source L’Equipe online)

Saturday, August 4, 2018:

- Dutchman Clarence Seedorf has been named as the National Team Manager of Cameroon. He will be assisted by Patrick Kluivert. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Lukassz Piszczek has announced his retirement from the Polish National Team.  (Source Sport Bild online)

-Rafael van der Vaart has joined Esbjerg fB. (Source vi.nl online)

-Samuel Eto’o has ended his contract with Konyaspor. (Source vi.nl online)


Monday, August 6, 2018:

- Nigerian Emmanuel Amunike has been named as the National Team Manager of Tanzania. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Valon Behrami has announced his retirement from the Switzerland National Team. The decision was apparently forced upon him as he called it ‘due to political reasons’. (Source L’Equipe online)

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  1. Hello Everybody,
    My name is Mrs Sharon Sim. I live in Singapore and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of S$250,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of S$250,000.00 SG. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs Sharon, that refer you to him. contact Dr Purva Pius,via email:(urgentloan22@gmail.com) Thank you.

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  2. Hello Everybody,
    My name is Mrs Sharon Sim. I live in Singapore and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of S$250,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of S$250,000.00 SG. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs Sharon, that refer you to him. contact Dr Purva Pius,via email:(urgentloan22@gmail.com) Thank you.

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