Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 39 (Week of January 1-January 7, 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 1, 2019:

-Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Erick Aubameyang have made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) became the fisrt player born in 2001 to play in the Premier League in Arsenal’s win over Fulham. (Source Bleacher Report online)
Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-Chelsea signed the American Christian Pulisic from Dortmund. He has been loaned back to the German side until the end of the season. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Cardiff are to investigate a complaint of bullying against their U-18 coach, the Welshman Craig Bellamy. (Source The Guardian online)

-Jos Luhukay has been dismissed as Sheffield Wednesday Manager. He has been replaced by Steve Bruce. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Former French Player Claude Makelele has criticized Paul Pogba for his dances after scoring. He believes this shows a lack of respect to the opposition. (Source L’Équipe online)


Thursday, January 3, 2019:

- Craig Bellamy stepped down from his U-18 Management position at Cardiff following bullying claims. He has denied the charges and plans to fight them. (Source BBC Football online)

-Charlie Austin (Southampton) has been charged by the FA after making an obscene gesture towards Manchetser City fans last weekend. (Source Reuters UK online)

-The proposed Loan of Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke to Crystal Palace failed due to the player’s injury. (Source vi.nl online)

-Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri stated that he had not been informed of the club’s intent to sign Pulisic. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Paul Pogba was named as Manchester United’s Player of the month for December. (Source AS.com online)

-Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy was mistaken as a pitch invader by stewards as he ran into the pitch following his club’s win over Liverpool. (Source Sky Sports online)
Friday, January 4, 2019:

-The FA have warned Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola for his behavior during the match vs. Liverpool. (Source BBC Football online)



Saturday, January 5, 2019:

-Cardiff Manager Neil Warnock has accused Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne for a lack of class. He claims that Clyne had been promised to him, but the club and player made a U-turn and joined Bournemouth instead. (Source Sky Sports Online)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

-Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) was named as Denmark’s player of the year . (Source A Bola online)

-Wayne Rooney has been arrested in Virginia due to public intopxication and swearing. (Source Bleacher Report online)

-Jason McAteer was sent off after an altercation with Former Liverpool teammate in a match between England and Republic of Ireland in the Star Sixes Tournament. (Source the42.ie online)


Monday, January 7, 2019:

-Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) has been named as the English Premier League’s Player of the month for December. (Source Official Liverpool FC online)

-Chelsea have turned down Derby’s approach for Ethan Ampadu. (Source Daily Mail online)


Photo From: L'Equipe, January 6, 2019
(Cesc Fabregas)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 1, 2019 
Emeron Hyndman (USA)
Midfielder
Hibernian
Bournemouth
Back from Loan
Sky Sports
January 1, 2019 
Jaden Brown
Defender
Tottenham
Huddersfield
Purchase
Sky Sports
January 1, 2019 
David Wang
Striker
Jumilla B (Estudiantes)
Wolves
Purchase
Sky Sports
January 1, 2019 
Cauley Woodrow
Striker
Fulham
Barnsley
Purchase
The Guardian
January 1, 2019 
Benik Afobe
Striker
Wolves
Stoke
Purchase
The Guardian
January 2, 2019 
Christian Pulisic (USA)
Striker
Dortmund
Chelsea
Purchase (loaned back to Dortmund until end of season)
BBC Football
January 2, 2019 
Ryan Bowman
Striker
Motherwell
Exeter
Purchase
BBC Football
January 2, 2019 
Callum Elder
Defender
Leicester
Ipswich
Loan
Sky Sports
January 2, 2019 
Anthony Caceres
Midfielder
Manchester City
Sydney FC
Loan
The Guardain
January 4, 2019 
Nathaniel Clyne
Defender
Liverpool
Bournemouth
Loan
Sky Sports
January 4, 2019 
Aaron Ramsdale
Goalkeeper
Bournemouth
Wimbledon
Loan
The Guardian
January 4, 2019 
Dominic Solanke
Striker
Liverpool
Bournemouth
Permanent Signing
The 42.ie
January 4, 2019 
Jason Puncheon
Midfielder
Crystal Palace
Huddersfield
Loan
L’Equipe
January 4, 2019 
Paul McKay
Defender
Cardiff
Morecambe
Loan
The Guardian
January 4, 2019 
Jordan Mutch
Midfielder
Crystal Palace
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
The Guardian
January 4, 2019 
Vashon Neufville
Defender
West Ham
Newport County
Loan
The Guardian
January 6, 2019 
Kamil Grabara
Goalkeeper
Liverpool
Aarhus
Loan
The Guardian
January 7, 2019 
Alfir Jones
Defender
St Mirren
Southampton
Loan Return
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
Jimmy Dunne
Defender
Hearts
Burnley
Loan Return
BBC Football


English Premier League Matchday (January 1-January 3, 2019):

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:
Everton 0-Leicester 1 (Jamie Vardy 58)
Arsenal 4-Fulham 1 (Granit Xhaka 25, Alexandre Lacazette 55, Aaron Ramsey 79, Pierre-Erick Aubemayang 83 / Aboubakar Kamara 69)
Cardiff 0-Tottenham 3 (Harry Kane 3, Christian Eriksen 12, Son Heung-min 26)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:
Bournemouth 3-Watford 3 (Nathan Ake 34, Callum Wilson 37, Ryan Fraser 40 / Troy Deeney 14, 27, Ken Sema 38)
Chelsea 0-Southampton 0 (-)
Huddersfield 1-Burnley 2 (Steve Mounie 33 / Chris Wood 40, Ashley Barnes 74)
West Ham 2-Brighton 2 (Marko Arnautovic 66, 68 / Dale Stephens 56, Shane Duffy 58)
Wolves 0-Crystal Palace 2 (Jordan Ayew 83, Luka Milivojevic 90 pen)
Newcastle 0-Manchester United 2 (Romelu Lukaku 64, Marcus Rashford 80)

Thursday, January 3, 2019:
Manchester City 2-Liverpool 1 (Sergio Aguero 40, Leroy Sane 72 / Roberto Firmino 64)

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


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Liverpool
21
17
3
1
49
10
39
54
2
Manchester City
21
16
2
3
56
17
39
50
3
Tottenham
21
16
0
5
46
21
25
48
4
Chelsea
21
13
5
3
38
16
22
44
5
Arsenal
21
12
5
4
46
31
15
41
6
Manchester United
21
11
5
5
  43
32
11
38

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


English FC Cup-Third Round (January 3-January 5, 2019):

Friday, January 4, 2019:
Tranmere 0-Tottenham 7 (Serge Aurier 40, 55, Fernando Llorente 48, 71, 72, Son Heung-min 57, Harry Kane 82)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
Bournemouth 1-Brighton 3 (Marc Pugh 55 / Anthony Knockaert 31, Yves Bissouma 34, Florin Andone 64)
Burnley 1-Barnsley 0 (Chris Wood 90 pen)
Manchester United 2-Reading 0 (Juan Mata 2 pen, Romelu Lukaku 45)
Sheffield Wednesday 0-Luton 0 (-)
Shrewsbury 1-Stoke 1 (Oliver Norburn 45 pen / Peter Crouch 78)
WBA 1-Wigan 0 (Bakary Sako 31)
West Ham 2-Birmingham 0 (Marko Arnautovic 2, Andy Carroll 90)
Acrington Stanley 1-Ipswich 0 (Billy Kee 76)
Aston Villa 0-Swansea 3 (C.Baker-Richardson 2, Nathan Dyer 47, Jay Fulton 78)
Bolton 5-Walsall 2 (Clayotn Donaldson 58, Josh Magennis 61, 80, 87, John Guthrie (own goal) 63 / Andy Cook 19, Mark Beevers (own goal) 68 )
Brentford 1-Oxford 0 (Neal Maupay 80 pen)
Chelsea 2-Nottingham Forest 0 (Alvaro Morata 49, 59)
Derby 2-Southampton 2  (Jack Marriott 58, Tom Lawrence 61 / Nathan Redmond 4, 48)
Everton 2-Lincoln 1 (Ademola Lookman 12, Berbard 15 / Michael Bostwick 28)
Fleetwood 2-Wimbledon 3 (Patrick Madden 70, Ched Evans 72 pen / Andy Barcham 17, Anothony Hartigan 55, Kwesi Appiah 90)
Gillingham 1-Cardiff 0 (Elliott List 81)
Middlesbrough 5-Petersborough 0 (Britt Assombalonga 47, 70, George Friend 50, Lewis Wing 63, Ashley Fletcher 87)
Blackpool 0-Arsenal 3 (Joseph Willock  11, 37, Alex Iwobi 82)
Bristol City 1-Huddersfield 0 (Josh Brownhill 72)
Crystal Palace 1-Grimsby 0 (Jordan Ayew 86)
Newcastle 1-Blackburn 1 (Matt Ritchie 84 pen / Bradley Dack 56)
Norwich 0-Portsmouth 1 (Andre Green 90)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Fulham 1-Oldham 2 (Denis Odoi 52 / Sam Sturridge 76 pen, Callum Lang 88)
Manchester City 7-Rotherham 0 (Raheem Sterling 12, Phil Foden 43, Semi Ajayi (own goal) 45, Gabriel Jesus 53, Riyad Mahrez 73, Nicolas Otamendi 78, Leroy Sane 85)
Milwall 2-Hull 1 (Shane Ferguson 81, 85 / Jon Toral 52)
Preston North End 1-Doncaster 3 (Andrew Hughes 56 / John Marquis 5, Thomas Anderson 72, Mallik Wilks 87)
QPR 2-Leeds 1 (Aramide Oteh 23 pen, Jake Bidwell 75 / Aapo Halme 25)
Sheffield United 0-Barnet 1 (Shaquile Coulthirst 21 pen)
Woking 0-Watford 2 (Will Hughes 13, Troy Deeney 74)
Nrewport County 2-Leicester 1 (Jamille Matt 10, Padraig Amond 85 pen / Rachid Ghezzal 82)

Monday, January 7, 2019:
Wolves 2-Liverpool 1 (Raul Jimenez 38, Ruben Neves 55 / Divock Origi 51)

II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-
Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

- Roma have rejected Arsenal’s bid for Cengiz Under. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly was named as Senegal’s Player of the year. (Source Serie A News Live online)


Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the player of the year in the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai. He also was awarded for the goal of the year for his bicycle kick goal vs Juventus with Real Madrid. (Source Placar online)

Friday, January 4, 2019:

-Sampdoria have rejected Inter’s offer for Jakub Jankto. (Source Football Italia online)

-Juventus have rejected AC Milan’s offer for Moise Kean. (Source Football Italia online)

-RAI 2’s Carlo Freccero has apologized to Juventus forstating that they “control all the VAR” and claimed he was joking. (Source Football Italia online)

-FIFA has forced Trabzonspor to pay AC Milan, the outstanding sum owed for the transfers of Juraj Kucka and Jose Sosa. (Source Football Italia online)


-Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin has been linked with an end of seasomn transfer to Inter. (Source AS.com online)
Saturday, January 5, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

-Sassuolo have rejected AC Milan’s approach for Stefano Sensi. (Source Calciomercato online)

Monday, January 7, 2019:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 1, 2019 
Luis Muriel (Spain)
Striker
Sevilla
Fiorentina
Loan
vi.nl
January 2, 2019 
Nico Sansone
-
Villareal
Bologna
Loan with option to buy
L’Equipe
January 2, 2019 
Roberto Soriano
-
Villareal
Bologna
Loan with option to buy
L’Equipe
January 2, 2019 
Gilberto (Brazil)
Defender
Fiorentina
Fluminense
Loan renewed
L’Equipe
January 4, 2019 
Stefano Okaka
Striker
Watford
Udinese
Loan with option to buy
Sky Sports
January 4, 2019 
Jonny Williams
Midfielder
Crystal Palace
Charlton
Six-month deal
Sky Sports
January 4, 2019 
Andy Mutch
Midfielder
Crystal Palace
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Sky Sports
January 4, 2019 
Aaron Ramsey (Wales)
Midfielder
Arsenal
Juventus
Next season
Bleacher Report
January 4, 2019 
Lucas Paqueta (Brazil)
Midfielder
Flamengo
AC Milan
Purchase
The Guardian
January 6, 2019 
Christian Kouame
-
Genoa
Napoli
Next Season
Football Italia
January 6, 2019 
Felipe Vizeu (Brazil)
Striker
Udiense
Gremio
Loan
Football Italia
January 6, 2019 
Jandrei (Brazil)
Goalkeeper
Chapecoense
Genoa
Purchase
Football Italia
January 7, 2019 
Emiliano Viviano
Goalkeeper
Sporting CP
SPAL
Loan
Football Italia


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 4, 2019
Toby Alderweireld (Belgium)
Defender
Tottenham
2020
L’Equipe

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-

Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-According to Zico, Lionel Messi is almost at the same level of Maradona but below Pele. (Source AS.com online)

- Atletico Madrid Goalkeeper Jan Oblak was named as Slovenia’s Player of the year for the fourth time. (Source MaisFutebol online)


Friday, January 4, 2019:

-Predrag Mijatovic has criticized Gareth Bale, saying he is nowhere near being a leader for Real Madrid. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Karim Benzema has criticized L’ Equipe magazine for not including as part of the best strikers of the year. (Source AS.com online)
 Saturday, January 5, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

-Huesca have announced that Ruben Semedo can leav ethe club for disrespecting the values of the club.   (Source Football espana Online)

-Sergio Ramos has criticized VAR for missing out a penalty decision that was not awarded for a foul on Vinicius in Real Madrid’s loss vs. Sociedad. (Source AS.com online)


Monday, January 7, 2019:

-The Agent of Malcolm (Barcelona) has denied reports linking the player to Lazio. (Source Football Italia online)

-Toni Kroos (Real madrid) will be out injured for a few weeks. (Source Reuters UK online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 2, 2019 
Mohamed Mizzian 
-
Melilla
Real Madrid 
Loan with option to buy
AS.com
January 2, 2019 
Vicente Iborra (Spain)
Midfielder 
Leicester
Villarreal
Loan and then obligatory buy
L’Equipe 
January 2, 2019 
Junior Alonso (Paraguay)
Defender 
Celta (under contract to Lille)
Boca Juniors
Loan Loan ended, new loan
L’Equipe 
January 2, 2019 
Manuel Iturra (Chile)
-
Villareal
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
L’Equipe 
January 2, 2019 
Cristian Espinoza
-
Villareal
San Jose Earthquakes (USA)
Loan (one year)
L’Equipe 
January 3, 2019 
Martin Braithwaite (Denmark)
Striker
Middlesbrough
Leganes
Loan
Sky Sports
January 4, 2019 
Aderllan Santos (Brazil)
Defender
Vitoria
Valencia
Loan Return
Fotbal Espana
January 4, 2019 
Adrien Rabiot (France)
Midfielder
PSG
Barcelona
Next season
Sky Sports


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 3, 2019
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica)
Goalkeeper
Real Madrid
2021
AS.com




Spanish La Liga Matchday (January 3, 2019): (Postponed match)

Thursday, January, 2019:
Villareal 2-Real Madrid 2 (Santi Cazorla 4, 82 / Karim Benzema 7, Raphael Varane 20)


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Barcelona
17
11
4
2
48
19
29
37
2
Atletico Madrid
17
  9
7
1
25
12
13
34
3
Sevilla
17
9
5
3
30
17
13
32
4
Real Madrid
17
9
5
3
26
21
5
30
5
Alaves
17
8
4
5
19
17
2
28
6
Betis
17
7
5
5
20
19
1
26

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


Spanish La Liga Matchday (December 21-December 24, 2019):

Friday, January 4, 2019:
Levante 2-Girona 2 (Jose Luis Morales 58, Coke 86 / Portu 31, Aleix Garcia 72)
Espanyol 1-Leganes 0 (Borja Iglesias 9)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
Valladolid 0-Vallecano 1 (Alvaro Medran 1)
Alaves 2-Valencia 1 (Borja Baston 21, Tomas Pina 45 / Dani Parejo 14)
Huesca 2-Betis 1  (David Ferreiro 723, Christian Rivera 79 / Antonio Sanabria 55 pen)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Eibar 0-Villareal 0 (-)
Sevilla 1-Atletico Madrid 1 (Wissam Ben Yedder 37 / Antoine Griezmann 45)
Real Madrid 0-Sociedad 2 (William Jose 3 pen, Ruben Pardo 83)
Getafe 1-Barcelona 2 (Jaime Mata 43 / Lionel Messi 20, Luis Suarez 39)

Monday, January 7, 2019:
Celta 1-Bilbao 2  (Fran Beltran 45 / Iker Muniain 19, Inaki Williams 54)

Top Goalscorer:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 16 goals
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 12 goals
Cristhian Stuani (Girona) 11 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Barcelona
18
12
4
2
50
20
30
40
2
Atletico Madrid
18
  9
8
1
26
13
13
35
3
Sevilla
18
9
6
3
31
18
13
33
4
Alaves
18
9
4
5
21
18
3
31
5
Real Madrid
18
9
5
4
26
23
3
30
6
Betis
18
7
5
6
21
21
0
26

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

IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-

Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-Bayern Munich have made a third bid for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Source Daily Mail online)

-RB Leipzig have stated that Timo Werner is to be transferred if he does not extend his contract. (Source AS.com online)

Friday, January 4, 2019:

-Jacob Bruun Larsen (Dortmund) has been named as Denmark’s Talent of the year. (Source Bulinews online)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:

- Marco Reus (Dortmund) was named as the player of the year. (Source L’Equipe online)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
-Bayern Munich have fined Franck Ribery after his profanity filled tweets. He had received criticism for after showing a video of himself eating steak coated with gold. (Source BBC Football online)

-Swiss National Team goalkeeper Roman Burki (Dortmund) has decided to take a temporary break from the National Team. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein (Hertha Berlin) was named as Norway’s player of the year . (Source Sport Bild online)


Monday, January 7, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 2, 2019 
Felix Wiewald 
Goalkeeper
Frankfurt
Duisburg
Loan
The Guardian
January 3, 2019 
Romano Schmid (Austria)
Midfielder
Red Bull Salzburg
Werder Bremen
Purchase
The Guardian
January 3, 2019 
Gregor Kobel
Goalkeeper
Hoffenheim
Augsburg
Loan
Kicker.de
January 3, 2019 
Jakub Blaszczykowski (Poland)
Midfielder 
Wolfsburg
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
L’Equipe
January 4, 2019 
Franck Evina (Cameroon)
-
Bayern Munich
Holstein Kiel
Loan
L’Equipe
January 5, 2019 
Maximilian Pronichev
-
Hertha Berlin
Hallesche
Loan
Kicker.de
January 5, 2019 
Chris Richards (USA)
Defender
Dallas FC
Bayern Munich
Permanent signing
L’Equipe
January 6, 2019 
Vincenzo Grifo
Striker
Hoffenheim
Freiburg
Loan
L’Equipe
January 7, 2019 
Riechedly Bazoer (Holland)
-
Porto
Wolfsburg
Loan
Football-Oranje

V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019:

-

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-
Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-
Friday, January 4, 2019:

-

Saturday, January 5, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

-
Monday, January 7, 2019:

-Didier Deschamps was named the French Manager of the year by France Football Magazine. (Source L’Équipe online)




Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 2, 2019 
Mathias Suarez (Uruguay)
Defender
Defensor Sporting
Montpellier
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 2, 2019 
Jason Berthomier
Midfielder
Troyes
Clermont
Purchase
L’Equipe
January 2, 2019 
Kevin Denkey
Striker
Nimes
Beziers
Loan
L’Equipe
January 3, 2019 
Lyle Foster (South Africa)
Striker
Orlando Pirates
Monaco
Purchase
BBC Football
January 3, 2019 
Yevhann Diouf
Goalkeeper
Troyes
Reims
Purchase (next season)
L’Equipe
January 3, 2019 
Naldo (Brazil)
Defender
Schalke
Monaco
Purchase
Kicker.de
January 4, 2019 
Aly Ndom
Midfielder
Reims
Caen
Loan
L’Equipe
January 4, 2019 
Vagner Dias Goncalves
-
St Etienne
Nancy
Loan
L’Equipe
January 7, 2019 
Saliou Ciss (Senegal)
Defender
Angers
Valenciennes
Loan
L’Equipe
January 7, 2019
Anthony Koura (Burkina Faso)
Striker
Nancy
Lausanne
Purchase
L’Equipe

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 3, 2019
Amine Gouiri
Striker
Lyon
2022
L’Equipe


Coupe de France (January 4-6, 2019):

Friday, January 4, 2019:
Nantes 4-Chateauroux 1 (Kalifa Coulibaly 6, Rene Krhin 37, Imran Louza 70, Anthony Limbombe 86 / Opa Sangante 13)
Grenoble -Strasbourg (Postponed)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
Croix 2-Raon L’Etape 0 (Sofiane Mihoubi 87, Fares Hassani 90)
Marignane/Gignac 1-Clermont Foot 1 (Yanis Barka 62 / Franck Honorat 45) (Marignane won 3-0 on a penalty kick shoot-out)
Bastia 2-Concarneau 2 (Michel Moretti 39, Louis Poggi 90 / Maxime Toupin 21, Guillaume Gegousse 48) (Bastia won 5-4 on a penalty kick shoot-out)
Tours 1-Les Herbiers 2 (A.Salem Boupendza 47 / Oumar Pouye 6, 55)
Viry Chatillon 1-Angers 0 (Mahamadou Sacko 51)
Amiens 1-Valenciennes 0 (Cheick Timite 48)
Bergerac Perigord 2-Niort 1 (Clement Badin 17, Mehdi belbachir 26 / Zakaria Grich 15)
Entente 1-Montpellier 0 (Mathieu Geran 90)
Le Puy 0-Nancy 1 (Wilfried Moimbe 16)
Lyon la Duchere 3-Nimes 0 (Jackson Mendes 13, Frank Julienne 80, Matthieu Ezikian 8)
Orleans 3-Aiglon 2 (Jordan Tell 28, Gaetan Perrin 105, Fahd El Khoumisti 114 / Gregory Banal 71, Thomas Renault (own goal) 113)
St Pontivyen 2-Guingamp 4 (Baptiste Marec 6, Kevin Le Sauce 55 pen / Yeni N’Gbakoto 15, Nolan Roux 18, Marcus Thuram 64, 67)
Gravelines 0-Villefranche Beaujolais 3 (C.Toko Edimo 115, Arnold Celin Lemb 120, Youssouf N’Diaye 120+)
Red Star 0-Caen 1 (Yacine Bammou 82)
Saint-Quentin 1-Metz 2 (Jessy Cambrone 50 / Renaud Cohade 45, Ivan Balliu 101)
Schlitigheim 1-Dijon 3 (Benjamin Genghini 78 pen / Naim Sliti 64, Chang-Hoon Kwon 72, Julio Tavares 90)
Sete 1-FC de Limonest 0 (Abdoulaye Diaby 81)
Bourges 0-Lyon 2 (Martin Terrier 59, Ferland Mendy 77)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Andrezieux 2-OM 0 (Ngwabije B. 17, Florian Milla 82)
Canet Roussillon 0-Monaco 1 (Moussa Sylla 2)
Reims 2-Lens 0 (Remi Oudin 32, Mathieu Cafaro 36 pen)
Rennes 2-Brest 2 (Adrien Hunou 41, Ismaila Sarr 49 / Gaetan Charbonnier 24, 40) (Rennes won 5-4 on a penalty kick shoot-out)
Bordeaux 0-Le Havre 1 (Ebenezer Assifuah 47)
Cheminots Longueau 0-Vitre 0 (-) (Vitre won on a penalty kick shoot-out)
Noisy Le Grand 2-GFC Ajaccio 1 (M.N’Doye-Baye (own goal) 4, Salim Issaad 43 / Jeremy Blayac 16)
S-Pryve St Hilaire 3-Aurillac Arpajon 1 (Fabrice Seidou 2, 31, Aboubacar Ouattara 45 / Pierre jamin 16)
Strasbourg Olympique 0-St Etienne 6 (Remy Cabella 3, 85, Loic Perrin 9, Wahbi Khazri 46, Lois Diony 56, Kenny Rocha Santos 83)
Toulouse 4-Nice 1 (Bafode Diakite 40, Max-Alain Gradel 45, Mathieu Dossevi 68, Manu Garcia 85 / Ihsan Sacko 48)
Garde Saint Ivy Pontivy 0-PSG 4 (Sylvain Jule (own goal) 24, Neymar 70, Kylian Mbappe 77 pen, Julian Draxler 87)

Monday, January 7, 2019:
Lille 1-Sochaux 0 (Luiz Araujo 40)
VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink revelaed that a potential transfer from Chelsea to Barcelona fell through back in 2003 after Louis van Gaal was sacked at Barcelona. (Source Sky Sports online)
Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-
Friday, January 4, 2019:

-

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
-

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
-

Monday, January 7, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 1, 2019 
Dimitris Kolovos (Greece) (under contract with Mechelen)
Midfielder
Willem II
Omonia Nicosia
Loan
vi.nl
January 2, 2019 
Lisandro Magallan (Argentina)
Defender
Boca Juniors
Ajax
Purchase
vi.nl
January 2, 2019 
Sylla Sow
-
Utrecht
RKC
Purchase
vi.nl
January 2, 2019 
Kees Heemskerk
-
Free Agent
RKC
Purchase
vi.nl
January 2, 2019 
Khalid Karami
-
Vitesse
NAC
Loan
vi.nl
January 3, 2019 
Kyle Scot
-
Tesltar
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
vi.nl
January 3, 2019 
Pelle Clement
Midfielder
Reading
PEC Zwolle
Purchase
vi.nl
January 4, 2019 
Lassina Traore (Burkina Faso)
-
Ajax Cape Town
Ajax
Purchase
vi.nl
January 4, 2019 
Keelan Lebon (France)
-
Paris FC
Utrecht
Loan
vi.nl
January 4, 2019 
Nico Neidhart (Germany)
Defender
Lotte
Emmen
Purchase
vi.nl
January 4, 2019 
Olivier Rommens
Midfielder
NAC
Top Oss
Purchase
Voetbalzone.nl
January 5, 2019 
Ferdy Druijff
Striker
AZ
NEC
Loan
vi.nl
January 6, 2019 
Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (France)
-
PSV Eimdhoven
Besiktas
Purchase
vi.nl
January 6, 2019 
Kevin Jansen
-
NEC
Cambuur
Purchase
vi.nl
January 7, 2019 
Tashreeq Matthews (South Africa)
-
Dortmund
Utrecht
Loan
vi.nl
January 7, 2019 
Stijn Spierings
Midfielder
Sparta
RKC
Purchase
vi.nl
January 7, 2019 
Lowie van Zundert
Striker
NEC
RKC
Loan
vi.nl


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
January 6, 2019 
Thomas Schalekamp
-
Dordrecht
vi.nl
January 6, 2019 
Richonell Margaret
Striker
Vitesse
vi.nl


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-Australian winger Martin Boyle (Hibernian) will be out injured for some time. (Source BBC Football online)

-Former Scottish Professional and Hearts player from the 40s and 50s, Frederick Glidden passed away aged 91. (Source Wikipedia online)

Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-Celtic’s bid for Ivory Coast striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo (Dunajska Streda) was rejected. (Source Sky Sports online)
Friday, January 4, 2019:

-Hibernian’s Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has triggered a clause in his contract to leave the club. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
- Referee John Beaton has told police that he eas been targeted with threatening messages after refereeing the Old Firm clash. (Source BBC Football online)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

-Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) stated that hos decision to step away from the game on temporary basis is due to his mental health state. (Source the42.ie online)

Monday, January 7, 2019:
- Hearts Manager Craig Levein was suspended for one match following his criticism of Referee Bobby Madden in their loss vs. Rangers in December. (Source BBC Football online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 3, 2019 
Jermain Defoe (England)
Striker
Bournemouth
Rangers
Loan (18 months)
Sky Sports
January 3, 2019 
Ross MacLean
Midfielder
Motherwell
Falkirk
Purchase
BBC Football
January 3, 2019 
Ian McShane
Midfielder
St Mirren
Falkirk
Purchase
BBC Football
January 5, 2019 
Ross McCormack
Striker
Aston Villa
Motherwell
Loan
BBC Football
January 5, 2019 
Oliver Burke
Winger
WBA
Celtic
Loan
BBC Football
January 5, 2019 
Glen Kamra (Finland)
-
Dundee
Rangers
Next Season
L’Equipe
January 5, 2019 
Jordan Jones (Northern Ireland)
-
Kilmarnock
Rangers
Next Season
L’Equipe
January 6, 2019 
Craig Curran (England)
Striker
Dundee
Dundee United
Purchase
BBC Football
January 6, 2019 
Steven Davis (Northern Ireland)
Midfielder
Southampton
Rangers
Six-month loan
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
Gboly Ariyibi (USA)
Winger
Nottingham Forest
Motherwell
Purchase (rest of the season)
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
David Vanecek (Czech Republic)
Striker
Teplice
Hearts
Purchase
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
Connor Shaughnessy
Defender
Leeds
Hearts
Loan
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
Ryan Edwards
Midfielder
St Mirren
Hearts
Loan return
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
Bobby Burns
Winger
Livingston
Hearts
Loan return
BBC Football
January 7, 2019 
Timothy Weah (USA)
Striker
PSG
Celtic
Loan
The42.ie

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 7, 2019
Martin Woods
Midfielder
Dundee
2019 (end of season)
BBC Football
January 7, 2019
Sam Cosgrove
Striker
Aberdeen
2022
BBC Football

VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-Daniel Ramos has been named as the new Manager of Rio Ave replacing Jose Gomes. (Source A Bola online)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:
-


Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-Tiago Silva (Feirense) has been suspended for three matches and fined 1,645 Euros after his sending off vs.Sporting CP. (Source MaisFutebol online)

-Benfica have dismissed Manager Rui Vitoria. (Source L’Équipe online)

Friday, January 4, 2019:

-Bruno Lage has been named as the interim Manager of Benfica. (Source MaisFutebol online)

-Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down an offer from Benfica to manage the side. (Source AS.com online)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
-

Sunday, January 6, 2019:

-

Monday, January 7, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 3, 2019 
Miguel Lazaro
Goalkeeper
Setubal
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
A Bola
January 3, 2019 
Miguel Lazaro
Goalkeeper
Free agent
Alverca
Purchase
A Bola
January 3, 2019 
Bruno Cesar (Brazil)
-
Sporting CP
Vasco Da Gama
Purchase
A Bola
January 5, 2019 
Douglas Grolli (Brazil)
Defender
Bahia
Maritomo
Purchase
Maisfutebol
January 5, 2019 
Stivan Petkov (Bulgaria)
Striker
Botev Plovdiv
Feirense
Purchase
Maisfutebol
January 5, 2019 
Bruno Paulista (Brazil)
Midfielder
Vasco da Gama
Sporting CP
Back from loan
Maisfutebol
January 7, 2019 
Aly Ghazal (Egypt)
Defender
Free Agent (formerly Vancouver Whitecaps)
Feirense
Purchas
BBC Football


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
January 1, 2019
Eduardo Salvio (Argentina)
Winger
Benfica
2022
L’Equipe


Portugal Primeira Liga League Matchday (January 2-3, 2019):
Wednesday, January 2, 2019:
Santa Clara 1-Tondela 2 (Fernando Andrade 81 pen / Pite 78,83)
Boavista 1-Setubal 0 (Mateus 58)
Nacional 1-Guimaraes 0 (Joao Camacho 9)
Braga 2-Maritimo 0 (Raul Silva 8, Wilson Eduardo 13)
Portimonense 2-Benfica 0 (Ruben Dias (own goal) 12, Jardel (own goal) 38)
Rio Ave 1-Moreirense 2 (Vinicius 33 / Heriberto Tavares 66, 69)

Thursday, January 3, 2019:
Chaves 0-Feirense 0 (-)
Sporting CP 2-Belenenesses 1 (-Bruno Gaspar 57, Miguel Luis 80 / Fredy 90)
Aves 0-Porto 1 (Eder Militao 25)
Top Goalscorer:
Dyego Sousa (Braga) 11 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Porto
15
13
0
2
31
9
22
39
2
Sporting CP
15
11
1
3
32
16
16
34
3
Braga
15
10
3
2
30
16
14
33
4
Benfica
15
10
2
3
31
15
16
32
5
Guimaraes
15
7
4
4
21
16
5
25
6
Moreirense
15
8
1
6
17
29
-3
25

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


Portugal Primeira Liga League Matchday (January 5-6, 2019):
Saturday, January 5, 2019:
Maritmo 2-Portimonense 1 (Edgar Costa 43, Jorge Correa 84 / Paulinho 90 pen)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Feirense 2-Santa Clara 2 (Edinho 59 pen, Jose Valencia 65 / Ze Manuel 43, Bruno Lamas 48)
Belenenesses 1-Guimaraes 0 (Henrique Almeida 31)
Setubal 0-Chaves 0 (-)
Benfica 4-Rio Ave 2 (Haris Seferovic 27, 70, Joao Felix 31, 64 / Gabrielzinho 17, Bruno Moreira 20)
Braga 1-Boavista 0 (Ricardo Horta 25)

Monday, January 7, 2019:
Moreirense 1-Aves 0 (Mamadou Loum 76)
Tondela 2-Sporting CP 1 (Juan Delgado 6, Tomane 74 / Jeremy Mathieu 76)
Porto 3-Nacional 1 (Yacine Brahimi 32, 57, Soares 38 / Bryan Rochez 40)
Top Goalscorer:
Dyego Sousa (Braga) 11 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Porto
16
14
0
2
34
10
24
42
2
Braga
16
11
3
2
31
16
15
36
3
Benfica
16
11
2
3
35
17
18
35
4
Sporting CP
16
11
1
4
33
18
15
34
5
Moreirense
16
9
1
6
18
20
-2
28
6
Guimaraes
16
7
4
5
21
17
4
25

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point
IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019:
-

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-Martin Jol has been linked with the Anderlecht Manager position. (Source vi.nl online)
Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-Aad De Mos has criticized Marc Coucke and Michel Verschueren’s lack of experience in Anderlecht’s troubles. He mentioned that their first two choices for Manager Frank De Boer and Phillip Cocu have declined, leaving them with a third choice type of candidate. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Frank Arnesen stated that Anderlecht had not contacted Phillip Cocu for the Manager position and in in any case he would not be available until the summer. (Source RTBF.be online)

Friday, January 4, 2019:
-

Saturday, January 5, 2019:

-

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
-Dutch Manager Fred Rutten was named as Manager of Anderlecht. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Christian Luyindama (Standard Liege) was named as Congo’s player of the year . (Source Walfoot.be online)

Monday, January 7, 2019:

-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
January 2, 2019 
Warsama Hassen
-
Genk
Seraing
Purchase
Footnews.be
January 2, 2019 
Mohamed Naderi (Iran)
Defender
Kortrijk
Perspolis
Loan
Walfoot.be
January 3, 2019 
Jonathan Legear
-
St Truiden
Adana Demirspor
Purchase
Walfoot.be
January 3, 2019 
Neto Borges (Brazil)
Defender
Hammarby
Genk
Purchase
RTBF.be
January 4, 2019 
Valeriy Luchkevych (Ukraine)
Defender
Standard
FK Oleksandriia
Loan
RTBF.be
January 4, 2019 
Jan van den Bergh
Defender
Beerschot Wilrijk
Gent
Purchase (end of the season)
RTBF.be
January 4, 2019 
Idrissa Sylla
Striker
QPR
Zulte-Waregem
Purchase
Footnews.be
January 4, 2019 
Ibrahima Seck
Midfielder
Genk
Zulte-Waregem
Loan with option to buy
Footnews.be
January 4, 2019 
Stef Peeters
Midfielder
Caen
Zulte-Waregem
Loan with option to buy
Footnews.be
January 4, 2019 
Casper De Norre
Defender
St Truiden
Genk
Purchase
Jupiler League App
January 4, 2019 
Bahnou Diarra
-
Anderlecht
RWD Molenbeek
Purchase
Walfoot.be
January 5, 2019 
Irakli Bugridze (Georgia)
-
Chikhura (Georgia)
Beerschot-Wilrijk
Purchase
Walfoot.be
January 5, 2019 
Francis N’Ganga
-
Charleroi
Ermis Aradippou (Cyprus)
Purchase
Walfoot.be
January 5, 2019 
Stef Peeters
Midfielder
Caen
Zulte-Waregem
Loan with option to buy
L’Equipe
January 6, 2019 
Bob Straetman
-
Lokeren
Exceslior Virton
Loan
Jupiler League App
January 6, 2019 
Iebe Swers
Defender
St Truiden
Seraing
Purchase
Walfoot.be
January 7, 2019 
Luca Napoleone
Midfielder
Mouscron
Virton
Purchase
RTBF.be


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
January 3, 2019 
Japhet Muanza (17 years old)
Defender
Antwerp
Walfoot.be


Diary (extra):

Tuesday, January 1, 2019:

-Former Bulgarian Defender from the 50s into the 79s,  Ivan Milanov Dimitrov passed away aged 83. (Source Wikipedia online)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019:

-Australia have called up striker Apostolos Giannou (AEL Larnaca) to replace the injured Martin Boyle. (Source Reuters Uk online)

-Gustavo Alfaro has been named as Boca Juniors Manager. (Source Reuters UK online)

Thursday, January 3, 2019:

-

Friday, January 4, 2019:

-Eidur Gudjohnsen has been named as the Manger of Iceland’s U-21 squad. He will be assisted with Arnar Vidarsson. (Source Walfoot.be Online)

-L’Equipe magazine announced its team of the year as follows: (Source AS.com online)
Jan Oblak (SVN / Atlético)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (ENG / Liverpool)
Raphael 
Varane (FRA / Real Madrid)
Virgil 
van Dijk (NED / Liverpool)
Marcelo (BRA / Real Madrid)
N'Golo Kanté (FRA / Chelsea)
Luka 
Modric (CRO / Real Madrid)
Kylian Mbappé (FRA / PSG)
Lionel 
Messi (ARG / Barcelona)
Eden 
Hazard (BEL / Chelsea)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR / Real Madrid-Juventus)

-Diego Maradona has reportedly gone missing from his Mexican side Dorados. (Source Football Espana online)

-Diego Maradona was rushed to a Hospital for emergency surgery due to stomach bleeding. (Source Sportbible online)

-Radamel Enrique Garcia King, a member of Colombia’s 1980 Olympics squad, and father of Radamel Falcao passed away aged 61 after he collapsed while playing Tennis. (Source Wikipedia online)

Saturday, January 5, 2019:

- Diego Maradona has been released from the Hospital. His family stated the diagnosis was not serious. (Source BBC Football Online)

-Former Yugoslavia International from the 50s and 60s, Fdragoslav Sekularac passed away aged 81. (Source AFP Online)

- Denmark’s Simpn Poulsen announced his retirement from the game. (Source vi.nl Online)

-Tsukasa Shiotani (Al Ain) and Takashi Inui (Betis) have been called up by Japan for the Asian Nations Cup to replace the injured duo: Makajima and Morita. (Source L’Equipe online)

Sunday, January 6, 2019:
-Lee Seung-Woo (Hellas Verona) has been called up by Japan for the Asian Nations Cup to replace the injured Na Song-Ho. (Source Fox Sports Asia online)

-Thailand have dismissed Manager Milovan Rajevac after the loss vs. India in the Asian Nations Cup. (Source Fox Sports Asia online)

Monday, January 7, 2019:

-Guinea is to host the 2025 edition of the African Nations Cup. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Argentinian Manager Gerardo Martino was named as the new National Team Manager of Mexico. (Source L’Équipe online)

Asian Nations Cup:

Asian Nations Cup-Group A:
Saturday, January 5, 2019:
United Arab Emirates 1-Bahrain 1 (Ahmed Khalil 88 pen / Mohamed Marzooq 78)

Asian Nations Cup-Group A:
Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Thailand 1-India 4 (TeerasilDAngda 33 / Sunil Chhetri 27 pen, 46, Anirudh Thapa 68, Jeje Lalpekhlua 80)

Asian Nations Cup-Group B:
Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Australia 0-Jordan 1 (Anas Bani Yaseen 26)
Syria 0-Palestine 0 (-)

Asian Nations Cup-Group C:

Monday, January 7, 2019:
China 2-Kyrgyzstan 1 (Pavel Matiash (own goal) 50, Dabao Yu 78 / Akhlidin Israilov 42)
South Korea 1-Phillipines 0 (Ui-Jo Hwang 67)

Asian Nations Cup-Group D:

Monday, January 7, 2019:
Iran 5-Yemen 0 (Mehdi Taremi 12, 25, Ashkan Dejageh 23, Sardar Azmoun 53, Saman Ghoddos 78)

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