Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 52 (Week of April 2-April 8, 2019)




Photo From: L'Equipe, April 7, 2019
(Luis Suarez)



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, April 2, 2019:

-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responded to Louis van Gaal’s recent claims that Manchester United are ‘parking the bus’. He stated, “The foundation of any team is to play well without the ball”. He also added that he is grateful to have inherited a team brought by previous managers. (Source extra.ie online)

-Fulham were officially relegated after their loss at Watford. (Source Daily Mail online)

-During the ANTF forum, Jose Mourinho took a shot at Paul Pogba by referring to him as “his excellency” (though he did not directly name him). Apparently, Pogba after Manchester United’s match at Burnley wanted to drive back in his chauffeur driven car. (Source AS.com online)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-A Jury failed to reach a verdict in the trial of Police Chief David Duckenfield accused in the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Roman Abramovich has no longer a corporate hospitality box at Stamford Bridge, for the first time in ten years. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Tottenham played for the first time in their new stadium and defeated Crystal Palace (2-0). Heung-min Son became the first ever goalscorer in the new stadium.

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Sadio Mane was named as Liverpool’s player of the club for month of March. (Source Liverpool FC online)

-Tottenham announced world-record profit of £113 Million from last season. (Source BBC Football online)

-Gareth Southgate received his OBE medal for his services to Football. (Source Sky Sports online)

Friday, April 5, 2019:

-The Nazi salute charge against Crystal palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was found not proven by an independent regulatory commission. He will face no punishment. (Source BBC Football online)

-Mohamed Salah has now scored his 50th Premier League faster than any Liverpool player.

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham) will be out injured for the rest of the season. (Source vi.nl online)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-Kevin De Bruyne stated that the quadruple is virtually impossible to achieve for Manchester City. (Source L’Equipe online)    

-Gordon Strachan was released as a Sky Sports commentator after comparing recently released former player sex offender Adam Johnson’s plight with that of black players’ racial abuse. He later apologized for the comments. (Source BBC Football online)


Monday, April 8, 2019:

-Andy Carroll (West Ham) is out for the rest of the season after ankle surgery. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Florian Lejeune (Newcastle) will be out injured for the rest of the season. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri indicated that he would like to retain on-loan midfielder Mateo Kovacic and make his signing permanent.  (Source Football Espana online)

-Gonzalo Higuain indicated that he would to remain at Chelsea for next season.  (Source A Bola online)

-Liverpool Captain Virgil Van Dijk revealed that his choice for the player of the year is Raheem Sterling (Manchester City). (Source Sky Sports online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
April 3, 2019 
Rajiv La Parra
-
Middlebrough
Huddersfield
Loan Return
vi.nl
April 4, 2019 
Raul Jimenez (Mexico)
Striker
Benfica
Wolves
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
BBC Football



English FA Cup (April 6-April 7, 2019):

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Manchester City 1-Brighton 0 (Gabriel Jesus 4)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Watford 3-Wolves 2 (Gerard Deulofeu 79, 104, Troy Deeney 90 pen / Matt Doherty 36, Raul Jimenez 63)


English Premier League Matchday (April 2-April 3, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Watford 4-Fulham 1 (Abdoulaye Doucoure 23, Will Hughes 63, Troy Deeney 69, Kiko Feenia 75 / Ryan Babel 33 )
Wolves 2-Manchester United 1 (Diogo Jota 25, Chris Smalling (own goal) 77 / Scott McTominay 13)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Chelsea 3-Brighton 0  (Olivier Giroud 38, Eden Hazard 60, Ruben Loftus-Cheek 63)
Manchester City 2-Cardiff 0 (Kevin De Bruyne 6, Leroy Sane 44)
Tottenham 2-Crystal Palace 0  (Heung-min Son 55, Christian Eriksen 80)

Top Goalscorer:
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 19 goals
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 17 goals
Pierre-Erick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 17 goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham) 17 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Manchester City
32
26
2
4
83
21
62
80
2
Liverpool
32
24
7
1
72
19
53
79
3
Tottenham
32
21
1
10
60
34
26
64
4
Arsenal
31
19
6
6
65
39
26
63
5
Chelsea
32
19
6
7
55
34
21
63
6
Manchester United
32
18
7
7
  61
43
18
61

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



English Premier League Matchday (April 5-April 8, 2019):

Friday, April 5, 2019:
Southampton 1-Liverpool 3 (Shane Long 9 / Naby Keita 36, Mohamed Salah 80, Jordan Henderson 86)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Bournemouth 1-Burnley 3 (Ashley Barnes (own goal) 4 / Chris Wood 18, Ashley Westwood 20, Ashley Barnes 57)
Huddersfield 1-Leicester 4 (Aaron Mooy 52 pen / Youri Tielemans 24, Jamie Vardy 48, 84 pen, James Maddiosn 79)
Newcastle 0-Crystal Palace 1  (Luka Milivojevic 81 pen)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Everton 1-Arsenal 0 (Phil Jagielka 10)
Tottenham -Brighton (-) (postponed)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
Chelsea 2-West Ham 0 (Eden Hazard 24, 90)

Top Goalscorer:
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 19 goals
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 18 goals
Pierre-Erick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 17 goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham) 17 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Liverpool
33
25
7
1
75
20
55
82
2
Manchester City
32
26
2
4
83
21
62
80
3
Chelsea
33
20
6
7
57
34
23
66
4
Tottenham
32
21
1
10
60
34
26
64
5
Arsenal
32
19
6
7
65
40
25
63
6
Manchester United
32
18
7
7
  61
43
18
61

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


II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
-Inter are set to take legal action against David Beckham’s Miami Franchise MLS team Inter Miami. This is to protect their trademark. (Source Calciomercato online)

-The Italian League has proposed its match dates for next season to the Federal Council. The League has eliminated matches during Christmas Holidays, with matches ending on December 22nd and resuming in early January. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Inter’s Curva Nord supporters are demanding the exclusion of Mauro Icardi. (Source AS.com online)

-In Juventus’ match at Cagliari, Moise Kean and Blaise Matuidi were subject to racist abuse from the fans. There was some controversy as Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci stated that Kean was aprtly to blame for his provocative gesture after scoring (for which Manchester City’s Raheem Sterlong criticized Bonucci). (Source L’Équipe online)

-Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini denied there was any racial abuse directed to Moise Kean from Cagliari fans, instead blamed Moise Kean’s provocative celebration. He stated the fans would have reacted like that to any player celebrating like that. (Source onefootball online)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-Leonardo Bonucci stood by his comments from the previous day about Kean, but stated his stance against discrimination. (Source Football Italia online)

-AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will be out injured for a few weeks. (Source Football Italia online)

-In Frosinone’s match vs. Parma, VAR decision took up to a record nine minutes for consultation. (Source Corriere dello sport online)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Atalanta became the first team in 87 years to score 4 goals in the opening fifteen minutes in their win over Bologna.

-Valon Behrami (Udinese) will be out injured for the rest of the season. (Source Football Italia online)

-Roberto Mancini has won the ‘Bearzot’ award as coach of the year. (Source Football Italia online)


Friday, April 5, 2019:

-Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri stated that Leonardo Bonucci had “expressed himself badly” in the ongoing Moise Kean racism debate. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Jose Mourinho was named as a possibility as AS Roma Manager for next season. (Source AS.com online)

-Former Italian midfielder from the 60s and 70s, Gianfranco Leoncini passed away aged 79.(Source La Stampa online)
Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-

Monday, April 8, 2019:

-According to some reports, Real Madrid could use Mateo Kovacic and James Rodriguez as makeweights to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea.  (Source Marca online)


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
April 4, 2019
Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
Striker
Juventus
2021
RTBF.be

Italian Serie A Matchday (April 2-April 4, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
AC Milan 1-Udinese 1 (Krzysztof Piatek 44 / Kevin Lasagna 65)
Cagliari 0-Juventus 2 (Leonardo Bonucci 22, Moise Kean 85)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Empoli 2-Napoli 1  (Diego Farias 29, Giovanni Di Lorenzo 52 / Piotr Zielinski 44)
Frosinone 3-Parma 2  (Andrea Pinamonti 13, Luca Valzania 45, Daniel Ciofani 90 pen / Antonio Barilla 18, Fabio Ceravolo 58 pen)
Genoa 0-Inter 4 (Roberto Gagliardini 15, 81, Mauro Icardi 40 pen, Ivan Perisic 54)
Roma 2-Fiorentina 2 (Nicolo Zanioli 14, Diego Perotti 57 / German Pezzella 12, Gerson 51)
SPAL 1-Lazio 0 (Andrea Petagna 89 pen)
Torino 2-Sampdoria 1  (Andrea Belotti 34, 45 / Manolo Gabbiadini 83)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:
Sassuolo 4-Chievo 0  (Merih Demiral 4, 45, Manuel Locatelli 47, Domenico Berardi 57)
Atalanta 4-Bologna 1  (Josip Ilicic 3, 5, Hans Hateboer 9, Duvan Zapata 15 / Riccardo Orsollini 54)

Top Goalscorer:
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) 21 goals
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa and AC Milan) 21 goals
Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) 20 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 19 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Juventus
30
26
3
1
62
19
43
81
2
Napoli
30
19
6
5
57
26
31
63
3
Inter
30
17
5
8
47
25
22
56
4
AC Milan
30
14
10
6
44
  28
16
52
5
Atalanta
30
15
6
9
64
41
23
51
6
Lazio
29
14
6
9
42
30
12
48

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

Italian Serie A Matchday (April 6-April 7, 2019):

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Parma 0-Torino 0 (-)
Juventus 2-AC Milan 1 (Paulo Dybala 60 pen, Moise Kean 84 / Krzysztof Piatek 39)
Sampdoria 0-Roma 1 (Daniele De Rossi 75)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Fiorentina 0-Frosinone 1 (Daniel Ciofani 84)
Cagliari 2-SPAL 1 (Paolo Farago 3, Leonardo Pavoletti 60 / Mirco Antenucci 18 pen)
Udinese 3-Empoli 2 (Rodrigo De Paul 15, 41 pen, Rolando Mandragora 45 / Francesco Caputo 11, Rade Krunic 24)
Inter 0-Atalanta 0 (-)
Lazio 2-Sassuolo 2 (Ciro Immobile 53 pen, Senad Lulic 90 / Rogerio 57, Domenico Berardi 89)
Napoli 1-Genoa 1 (Dries Mertens 34 / Darko Lazovic 45)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
Bologna 3-Chievo 0 (Erick Pulgar 65 pne, 68 pen, Mitchell Dijks 89)

Top Goalscorer:
Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) 21 goals
Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa and AC Milan) 21 goals
Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) 20 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 19 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Juventus
31
27
3
1
64
20
44
84
2
Napoli
31
19
7
5
58
27
31
64
3
Inter
31
17
6
8
47
25
22
57
4
AC Milan
31
14
10
7
45
30
15
52
5
Atalanta
31
15
7
9
64
41
23
52
6
Roma
31
14
9
8
56
45
11
51

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

Diary:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
-Zinedine Zidane stated that the goalkeeping hierarchy at the club would be clear next season. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Zinedine Zidane also stated that it was disrespectful from the media to speculate on the possible departures of current Real Madrid players. (Source AS.com online)

-Croatia National team Manager Zlatko Dalic stated that Croatia want Spain U-21 player Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb) to switch International allegiance. (Source Football Espana online)

-Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has maintained that Antoine Griezmann would remain with the club for next season. (Source AS.com online)

-Real Madrid President Florentino Perez presented the model for a new refurbished and modernized Santiago Bernabeu stadium. (Source Marca online)


-Lionel Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest goalscoret on the top leagues with his 415th goal. (Source Daily Mail online)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-Villareal President Fernando Roig criticized Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for ‘stealing’ the club’s youth players. (Source Football Espana online)

-Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz stated that he would not spend half of the Bernabeu renovation fee to sign Mbappe. He said the world wouldn’t end if they didn’t sign him. (Source MaisFutebol online)

-Real Madrid were defeated for the first time with returning Manger Zinedine Zidane in a loss to Valencia (1-2). (Source Football Espana online)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Real Madrid have reportedly an agreement in place to sign Adrien Rabiot (PSG) for next season. (Source Football Espana online)

-Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas stated that he would leav ethe club only if told by Manger Zinedine Zidane. (Source Football Espana online)

-Former Manager Radomir Antic questioned the choice of Luka Modric as Ballon d’Or winner. He also suggested Real Madrid should look for a player like Kevin De Bruyne. (Source As.com online)


Friday, April 5, 2019:

-Andres Iniesta expressed regret for not winning more UCL titles with Barcelona. (Source AS.com online)

-Lionel Messi was named as La Liga player of the month of March. (Source A Bola online)
 Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-Lionel Messi has now overtaken Iker Casillas by winning his 335th win in Spain. (Source Footnews.be online)

-Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann was subjected to jeering from the Barcelona crowd due to his much-publicized refusal to sign at the end of last season. (Source AS.com online)

-Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid) denied insulting the referee Gil Manzano for his sending off vs. Barcelona.  (Source Football Espana online)

-Former Bilbao defender from the 50s and 60s, Angel Sertucha Erenozaga passed away aged 88. (Source Wikipedia online)


Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-Sevilla Manager Joaquin Caparros revealed that he had chronic Leukaemia. (Source BBC Football online)

Monday, April 8, 2019:

-James Rodriguez (on-loan to Bayern Munich from Real Madrid) has obtained Spanish Citizenship. He will therefore not be considered a non-EU player in the Spanish League. (Source vi.nl online)

-Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed that in 2016, they had approached Juventus to sign Paul Pogba, but the price was too high for them. (Source vi.nl online)


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
April 4, 2019
Gaizka Garitano
Manager
Bilbao
2020
Reuters UK



Spanish La Liga Matchday (April 2-April 4, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Atletico Madrid 2-Girona 0 (Diego Godin 76, Antoine Griezmann 90)
Espanyol 1-Getafe 1 (Borja Iglesias 56 / Angel Rodriguez 72)
Villareal 4-Barcelona 4 (Samuel Chukwueze 23, Karl Toko Ekambi 50, Vicente Iborra 62, Carlos Bacca 80 / Philippe Coutinho 12, Malcolm 16, Lionel Messi 90, Luis Suarez 90+)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Bilbao 3-Levante 2 (Yuri Berchiche 5, Aitor (own goal) 27, Iker Muniain 90 pen / Roger 51 pen, Erick Cabaco 89
Eibar 2-Vallecano 1 (Charles 64, Pedro Leon 73 / Pozo 40)
Huesca 3-Celta 3  (Enric Gallego 63, ezequiel Avila 71, Jorge Pulido 73 / Brais Mendez 14, Iago Aspas 57, Ryad Boudebouz 81)
Valencia 2-Real Madrid 1 (Goncalo Guedes 35, Ezequiel Garay 83 / Karim Benzema 90)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:
Sevilla 2-Alaves 0  (Roque Mesa 41, Pablo Sarabia 80)
Leganes 1-Valladolid 0  (Guido Carrillo90)
Sociedad 2-Betis 1 (Juanmi 17, Mikel Oyarzabal 83 / Sergio Canales 56)

Top Goalscorer:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 32 goals
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 19 goals
Cristhian Stuani (Girona) 17 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Barcelona
30
21
7
2
79
31
48
70
2
Atletico Madrid
30
 18
8
4
45
19
26
62
3
Real Madrid
30
18
5
7
53
36
17
57
4
Getafe
30
12
11
7
37
27
10
47
5
Valencia
30
10
16
4
33
24
9
46
6
Sevilla
30
3
7
10
49
37
12
46

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


Spanish La Liga Matchday (April 6-April 7, 2019):

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Girona 1-Espanyol 2 (Cristhian Stuani 80 pen / Sergi Darder 59, Bono (own goal) 89)
Real Madrid 2-Eibar 1 (Karim Benzema 59, 81 / Marc Cardona 39)
Vallecano 2-Valencia 0 (Raul De Tomas 32, Mario Suarez 90)
Barcelona 2-Atletico Madrid 0 (Luis Suarez 85, Lionel Messi 86)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Alaves 1-Leganes 1 (Jonathan Calleri 18 pen / Jonathan Silva 90)
Getafe 1-Bilbao 0 (Angel Rodriguez 78)
Valladolid 0-Sevilla 2 (Roque Mesa 84, Munir El Haddadi 90)
Celta 3-Sociedad 1 (Iago Aspas 51 pen, 70, Maxi Gomez 90 / William Jose 32 pen)
Levante 2-Huesca 2 (Roger Marti 19, Jose Luis Morales 65 pen / Enric Gallego 63, Ezequiel Avila 69)
Betis 2-Villareal 1 (Giovani Lo Celso 11, 63 / Ramiro Funes Mori 13)

Top Goalscorer:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 33 goals
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 20 goals
Cristhian Stuani (Girona) 18 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Barcelona
31
22
7
2
81
31
50
73
2
Atletico Madrid
31
 18
8
5
45
21
24
62
3
Real Madrid
31
19
5
7
55
37
18
60
4
Getafe
31
13
11
7
38
27
11
50
5
Sevilla
31
14
7
10
51
37
14
49
6
Valencia
31
10
16
5
33
26
7
46

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


Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
- German Federation President Reinhard Grindel has resigned resign after reports of him accepting a luxury watch offered by a Ukrainian Oligarch. Vice Presidents Rainer Koch and Reinhard Rauball will act in the interim. (Source Reuters UK / Kickers / Maisfutebol Online)

-Dieter Hecking is set to leave his post as Moenchengladbach manager at the end of the season. He is expected to be replaced by Marco Rose. (Source Bulinews online)

-Schalke Manager Huub Stevens stated that he would end the rotation of goalkeepers and stick with Alexander Nubel as starter. (Source Bulinews online)

-Goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi (RB Leipzig) was named as ‘Golden Ball’ as Hungary’s Player of the year of 2018. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Leverkusen have been fined 30,000 Euros for the misbehavior of its fans in their Match vs. Dortmund. (Source Sport Bild online)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-Der Spiegel magazine stated that it had won a two-year legal court case to overturn a ruling that had banned the publication in 2017 from reporting on the tax businesses of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho (during their time at Real Madrid). (Source 90min online)

-Werder Bremen have been fined 59,000 Euros for the misbehavior of its fans. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Vedad Ibisevic (Hertha Berlin) has withdrawn his suspension appeal. He will miss three matches as well as pay a fine. (Source Sport Bild online)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Taleb Tawatha (Frankfurt) will be out injured for some time. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Thomas Doll stated that he would remain as Hannover Manager at least until the end of the season after his conversation with Club President Martin Kind. (Source Kicker.de online)

-Jerome Boateng has been criticized for throwing a party just hours after Bayern Munich’s upcoming match vs. Dortmund for his magazine ‘Boa’. Some have questioned the timing of this. Bayern Munich Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic was one of the critics. (Source vi.nl / Bulinews  online)

Friday, April 5, 2019:

-Schalke’s Moroccan defender Hamza Mendyl has been banished to train with the U-23 side as punishment for breach of discipline. (Source BBC Football online)

-Rudi Voeller stated that Kai Havertz would stay with Leverkusen next season. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Hannover are to sideline Takuma Asano (on loan from Arsenal) because if he makes a single more appearance, Hannover are obligated to pay a permanent fee. (Source The Sun online)

-Mark Uth (Schalke) will be out injured for the rest of the season. (Source vi.nl online)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-Lothar Matthaus has announced his retirement from any future coaching. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Uli Hoeness revealed how in the 90s, Bayern Munich nearly signed Ruud Gullit from AC Milan. The deal appeared to have been sealed before the player chose to remain at Milan. (Source Bulinews online)

-Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin) will be out injured for the rest of the season. (Source Sport Bild online)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that he would retire his post at Bayern Munich in 2021 and Oliver Kahn is set to replace him. (Source Bulinews online)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
-Nabil Bentaleb was re-integrated back with the Schalke senior squad by Manager Huub Stevens, after being banished to the U-23 side for indiscipline. (Source Goal.com online)

-Thorgan Hazard (Moenchengladbach) was linked with a transfer to Dortmund for next season.  (Source A Bola online)


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
April 4, 2019
Thomas Kraft
Goalkeeper
Hertha Berlin
2020
Kicker.de
April 8, 2019
Johannes Eggestein
-
Werder Bremen
-
Bulinews


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
April 6, 2019 
Nassim Boujellab (19 years old)
-
Schalke
Sport Bild


DfB Pokal (April 2-April 3, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Paderborn 0-Hamburg 2 (P.Lasogga 54, 68)
Augsburg 1-RB Leipzig 2 (Alfed Finnbogason 90 / Timo Werner 74, Marcel Halstenberg 120 pen)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Bayern Munich 5-Heidenheim 4 (Loeon Goretzka 12, Thomas Muller 53, Robert Lewndowski 56, 84 pen, Serge Gnabry 65 / Robert Glatzel 27, 74, 77 pen, Marc Schnatterer 39)
Schalke 0-Werder Bremen 2 (Milot Rashica 65, Davy Klaassen 72)


German Bundesliga Matchday (April 5-April 7, 2019):

Friday, April 5, 2019:
Mainz 5-Freiburg 0 (Jean-Paul Boetius 20, J.Philippe Mateta 25, 33, 77, Karim Onisiwo 73)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Leverkusen 2-RB Leipzig 4 (Kai Havertz 11 pen, 23 / Marcel Sabitzer17, Timo Werner 64, Emil Forsberg 71 pen, Matheus Cunha 83)
Schalke 1-Frankfurt 2 (Suart Serdar 21 / Ante Rebic 13, Luka Jovic 90 pen)
Hertha Berlin 1-Dusseldorf 2 (Marko Grujic 41 / Benito Raman 35, 61)
Stuttgart 1-Nuremberg 1 (Ozan Kabak 75 / Matheus Pereira 42)
Wolfsburg 3-Hannover 1 (Renato Steffen 31, 71, Jerome Roussillon 78 / Hendrik Weydandt 30)
Bayern Munich 5-Dortmund 0 (Mats Hummels 10, Robert Lewndowski 17, 89, Javi Martinez 41, Serge Gnabry 43)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Augsburg 0-Hoffenheim 4 (Andrej Kramaric 6, Ishak Belfodil 61, 74, 82)
Moenchengladbach 1-Werder Bremen 1 (Florian Neuhaus 49 / Davy Klassen 79)

Top Goalscorer:
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 21 goals
Luka Jovic (Frankfurt) 17 goals
Paco Alcacer (Dortmund) 16 goals
Marco Reus (Dortmund) 15 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Bayern Munich
28
20
4
4
74
28
46
64
2
Dortmund
28
19
6
3
66
35
31
63
3
RB Leipzig
28
16
7
5
53
22
31
55
4
Frankfurt
28
15
7
6
56
31
25
52
5
M’Gladbach
28
14
6
8
47
35
12
48
6
Wolfsburg
28
13
6
9
47
42
5
45

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


V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019:

-Nantes Manager Vahid Halilhodzic has criticized PSG’s behavior prior to their elimination vs. Manchester United in the UCL. He most notably took issue with players arriving on their own, instead going together in the team bus. (Source Goal.com online)

-Jerome Rothen, now a consultant at RMC Sport, confirmed that he had taken legal action against Patrice Evra for threats and insults. (Source L’Équipe online)

-After elimination from the French Cup, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas stated that Manager Bruno Genesio’s position and future at the club would be decided at the end of the season. Apparently there had been an agreement to renew his contract by two years had they reached the French Cup final.  (Source L’Équipe online)

-Pele and Kylian Mbappe met for the first time in Paris in an event sponsored by their mutual sponsor ‘Hublot’. Pele stated that Mbappe does not need to leave PSG t become the world’s best. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Pele was hospitalized following his public meeting with Kylian Mbappe. He was admitted to a hospital as a precaution due to fever. (Source Daily Mail online)


Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-
Friday, April 5, 2019:

-The richest man in the United Kingdom, Jim Ratcliffe, is said to be interested in buying OGC Nice. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-Adrien Rabiot has been sanctioned by PSG for ‘liking’ a viral video by Patrice Evra that was disparaging to the club. (Source AS.com online)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-PSG Manager Thomas Tuchel took issue verbally with Canal + Journalist Laurent Paganelli and accused him of bias after he wore Strasbourg’s Dimitri Lienard’s jersey after the match. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (PSG)’s goal-line miss in the match vs. Strasbourg became a much played viral moment.   (Source L’Équipe online)
Monday, April 8, 2019:

-Lyon denied reports that Laurent Blanc was set to be appointed as Manager.   (Source L’Équipe online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
April 7, 2019 
Eddy Gnahore
Midfielder
Palemo
Amiens
Permanent signing (previously on lona)
L’Equipe


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
April 8, 2019
Stefan Bajic
Goalkeeper
St Etienne
2022
L’Equipe


French Cup- (April 2-April 3, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Lyon 2-Rennes 3 (Bertrand Traore 47, Moussa Dembele 75 pen / M/Baye Niang 40, Benjamin Andre 55, Ramy Bensebaini 81)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
PSG 3-Nantes 0 (Marco Verratti 29, Kylian Mbappe 85 pen, Dani Alves 90)

French Ligue 1 Matchday (April 3, 2019): (Postponed Matches)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Montpellier 2-Guingamp 0 (Andy Delort 22, Mihailo Ristic 79)
Strasbourg 4-Reims 0 (Nuno Da Costa 45, 76 pen, Anthony Goncalves 45, 69)

Top Goalscorer:
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 27 goals
Edinson Cavani (PSG) 17 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSG
29
26
2
1
87
16
71
80
2
Lille
30
17
7
6
48
26
22
59
3
Lyon
30
16
8
6
51
35
16
56
4
St Etienne
30
14
7
9
44
36
8
49
5
OM
30
14
6
10
48
40
8
48
6
Reims
30
11
13
6
31
31
0
46


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

French Ligue 1 Matchday (April 5-April 8, 2019):

Friday, April 5, 2019:
Bordeaux 2-OM 0 (Francois Kamano 27 pen, Nicolas De Preville 71)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Lyon 1-Dijon 3 (Martin Terrier 1 / Wesly Said 3, 7, Rafael Da Silva (on goal) 65)
Angers 3-Rennes 3 (Jeff Reine-Adelaide 47, 90, Stephane Bahoken 52 / Hatem Ben Arfa 35, 75 pen, Mbaye Niang 59)
Guingamp 1-Monaco 1 (Felix Eboa Eboa 23 / Stevan Jovetic 90)
Nimes 2-Caen 0 (Denis Bouanga 85, Jonathan Gradit (own goal) 90)
Amiens 2-St Etienne 2 (Moussa Konate 23, 61 / Kolo 16, Remy Cabella 90)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Toulouse 1-Nantes 0 (Issiaga Sylla 55)
Reims 1-Lille 1 (Remi Oudin 78 / Jose Fonte 55)
Nice 1-Montpellier 0 (Dante 20)
PSG 2-Strasbourg 2 (E.M.C. Moting 13, Thilo Kehrer 82 / Nuno Da Costa 26, Anthony Goncalves 38)

Top Goalscorer:
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 27 goals
Edinson Cavani (PSG) 17 goals

Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSG
30
26
3
1
89
18
71
81
2
Lille
31
18
7
6
49
27
22
61
3
Lyon
31
16
8
7
52
38
14
56
4
St Etienne
31
14
8
9
46
38
8
50
5
OM
31
14
6
11
48
42
6
48
6
Reims
31
11
14
6
32
32
0
47


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



VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
-Frenkie De Jong (Ajax) revealed that he had turned down an offer from Tottenham last year. (Source MaisFutebol online)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-
Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-PSV announced they would not extend the contracts of the following players: Eloy Room, Lenned Daneels, Bob Melis, Jael Hattu, Marlon Frey and Robin Schoonbrood. PSV extended contracts of Yanick van Osch, Oliver Horvath, Youri Roulaux, Matthias Verreth and Dante Rigo. (Source voetbalzone.nl online)
Friday, April 5, 2019:

-


Saturday, April 6, 2019:
-

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-Cees Kick, former professional from the 50s and 60s, passed away aged 82.   (Source vi.nl online)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
-To mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, the official match balls for the Dutch League for next season will be inscribed with the artist’s face and his work. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Ricardo Moniz was named as interim manager of Excelsior. (Source vi.nl online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
April 4, 2019 
Atras Ozbilliz
Striker
Fortuna Sittard
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Voetbalzone.nl
April 5, 2019 
Milan van Ewijk
-
Excelsior Maassluis
Den Haag
Next Season
vi.nl
April 8, 2019 
Hicham Acheffay
Winger
Vitesse
Utrecht
Next Season
vi.nl


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
April 2, 2019
Dani DeWit
Midfielder
Ajax
2021
Maisfutebol
April 2, 2019
Noa Lang
-
Ajax
2021
vi.nl

Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
April 8, 2019 
Calvin Raatsie (17 years old)
Goalkeeper
Ajax
vi.nl


Dutch Eredivisie Matchday (April 2-April 4, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Vitesse 2-AZ 2 (Matus Bero 48, Thomas Buitnik 77 / Ron Vlaar 7, Teun Koopmeiners 44)
Heracles 3-Willem II 4 (Brandley Kuwas 72, Joey Konings 82, Adrian Dalmau 90 / Alexander Isak 45, 56, Vangelis Pavlidis 64, Marios Vrousai 87)
Groningen 1-De Graafschap 0 (Paul Gladon 75)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
VVV 2-Utrecht 6 (Jonathan Opoku 18, Patrick Joosten 41 / Riechedly Bazoer 22, 53, Danny Post (own goal) 61, Sean Klaiber 63, S. Van de Streek 69, Michiel Kramer 88)
Excelsior 1-NAC 2 (Mounir El Hamdaoui 30 / Giovanni Korte 67, Menno Koch 90)
Fortuna Sittard 0-Den Haag 0 (-)
Emmen 2-Ajax 5 (Nicolas Tagaliafico (own goal) 62, Jafar Arias 87 / Donny van de Beek 9, Daley Blind 43, David Neres 51, 60, Klaas Jan Huntelaar 53)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:
PSV 4-PEC 0 (Luuk De Jong 24, 76, Steven Bergwijn 62, Donyell Malen 90)
Feyenoord 3-Heerenveen 0 (Nicolai Jorgensen 32, Steven Berghuis 53, Tonny Vilhena 71)

Top Goalscorer:
Luuk De Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 23 goals
Dusan Tadic (Ajax) 20 goals
Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) 15 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
PSV Eindhoven
28
22
4
2
84
19
65
70
2
Ajax
28
22
3
4
97
26
71
68
3
AZ
28
15
6
7
55
32
23
51
4
Feyenoord
28
15
5
8
60
36
24
50
5
Utrecht
28
13
7
8
54
38
16
46
6
Vitesse
28
11
10
8
54
43
11
43

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


Dutch Eredivisie Matchday (April 6-April 7, 2019):

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Den Haag 5-Utrecht 0 (Lex Immers 11, 90, Aaron Meijers 36, Danny Bakker 37, Tomas Necid 83)
Willem II 1-Ajax 4 (Alexander Isak 26 pen / Donny van de Beek 14, Freek Heerkens (own goal) 41, Joel Veltman 53, Hakim Ziyech 70)
Groningen 1-Excelsior 0 (Paul Gladon 70)
De Graafschap 1-AZ 1 (Marco Bizot (own goal) 90 / Guus Til 52)
Heracles 1-NAC 0 (Kristoffer Peterson 81)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Emmen 2-Heerenveen 0 (Caner Cavlan 40, 75)
PEC 5-Fortuna Sittard 0 (Vito Van Crooij 33, Younes Namli 50, Lennart Thy 53, 64, Mike Van Duinen 61)
VVV 0-Feyenoord 3 (Sam Larsson 24, Nicolai Jorgensen 72, Tyrell Malacia 90)
Vitesse 3-PSV 3 (Thulani Serero 13, Martin Odegaard 59, Tim Matavz 83 / Hirving Lozano 41 pen, 90 pen, Luuk De Jong 70)

Top Goalscorer:
Luuk De Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 24 goals
Dusan Tadic (Ajax) 20 goals
Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) 16 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Ajax
29
23
3
4
101
27
74
71
2
PSV Eindhoven
29
22
5
2
87
22
65
71
3
Feyenoord
29
16
5
8
63
36
27
53
4
AZ
29
15
7
7
56
33
23
52
5
Utrecht
29
13
7
9
54
43
11
46
6
Heracles
29
14
3
12
52
55
-3
45

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


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
-Ryan Kent (Rangers) has been charged by the Scottish FA for lashing out at Celtic’s Scott Brown in their recent match. He has been offered a two-match ban. (Source stv sport online)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-Celtic Manager Neil Lennon condemned Celtic fan who threw a firecracker during their match vs. St Mirren. St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky required attention as a result. (Source Daily Mail online)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard and Celtic’s Scott Brown were both charged by the Scottish FA for their actions in the recent Old-Firm clash. Gerrard had made comments about match referee Bobby Madden, while Brown has been cited for acting not in the best interests of the game. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, April 5, 2019:

-Celtic Manager Neil Lennon has called the treatment of club Captain Scott Brown by Rangers players in the Old-Firm clash s “disgraceful”. (Source Sky Sports online)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
-

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-Alfredo Morelos has won three awards for his club Rangers. He was named: Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer. (Source Sky Sports online)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
April 5, 2019 
Mark Reynolds
Defender
Aberdeen
Dundeee United
Permanent signing (at the end of the season)
BBC Football



Scottish Premier League Matchday (April 3, 2019):
Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Aberdeen 3-Motherwell 1 (Max Lowe 4, Niall McGinn 70, 90 / Jake Hastie 36)
Hibernian 0-Kilmarnock 0 (-)
Livingston 2-Hamilton 0 (Ryan Hardie 46, Craig Halkett 79)
Rangers 3-Hearts 0 (Jermain Defoe 16, Connor Goldson 21, Scott Arfield 48)
St Mirren 0-Celtic 2 (Timothy Weah 14, Ryan Christie 85)
St Johnstone 2-Dundee 0 (Callum Hendry 16, Matthw Kennedy 60)


Top Goalscorer:
Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) 17 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Celtic
32
24
4
4
71
17
54
76
2
Rangers
32
18
9
5
70
24
46
63
3
Kilmarnock
32
15
10
7
44
28
16
55
4
Aberdeen
32
16
7
9
50
37
13
55
5
Hearts
32
15
5
12
37
39
-2
50
6
Hibernian
32
13
10
9
47
33
14
49
P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point


Scottish Premier League Matchday (April 6-April 7, 2019):
Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Hearts 1-Hibernian 2 (Peter Haring 25 / Daryl Horgan 28, 56)
Celtic 0-Livingston 0 (-)
Dundee 0-Aberdeen 2 (Sam Cosgrove 59 pen, 77)
Hamilton 1-St Mirren 1 (Steve Davies 63 / Anders Dreyer 66 pen)
Kilmarnock 2-St Johnstone 0 (Christopher Kane (own goal) 17, Kris Boyd 43 pen)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Motherwell 0-Rangers 3 (Scott Arfield 22, 39, 60)

Top Goalscorer:
Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) 17 goals


Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Celtic
33
24
5
4
71
17
54
77
2
Rangers
33
19
9
5
73
24
49
66
3
Kilmarnock
33
16
10
7
46
28
18
58
4
Aberdeen
33
17
7
9
52
37
15
58
5
Hibernian
33
14
10
9
49
34
15
52
6
Hearts
33
15
5
13
38
41
-3
50
P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Point

VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
-

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
-

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-
Friday, April 5, 2019:

-

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
-

Sunday, April 7, 2019:

-

Monday, April 8, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
April 4, 2019 
Kelvin
-
Porto
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Maifutebol


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
April 2, 2019 
Ruben Marques (16 years old)
Striker
Guimaraes
Maisfutebol


Portugal Cup- (April 2-April 3, 2019):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Braga 1-Porto 1 (Paulinho 41 / Danilo Pereira 74)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Sporting CP 1-Benfica 0 (Bruno Fernandes 75)



Portugal Primeira Liga League Matchday (April 5-April 8, 2019):

Friday, April 5, 2019:
Porto 2-Boavista 0 (Soares 41 pen, Otavio 48)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Nacional 0-Aves 0 (-)
Belenenses 1-Santa Clara 1 (Nuno Coelho 9 / Ze Manuel 40)
Guimaraes 4-Chaves 0 (Alhassan Wakaso 4, Toze 11 pen, Rochinha 36, Alexandre Guedes 80)
Moreirense 1-Braga 0 (Ivanildo Fernandes 47)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Setubal 1-Maritimo 0 (Jhonder Cadiz 37)
Feirense 1-Benfica 4 (Fabio Sturgeon 10 / Pizzi 40 pen, Andre Almeida 45, Haris Seferovic 49, 89)
Sporting CP 3-Rio Ave 0 (Luiz Phellype 12, Bruno Fernandes 36 pen, Wendel 54)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
Tondela 3-Portimonense 2 (Tomane 63, Pite 72, Ricardo Costa 85 / Jadson 20, Paulinho 45)

Top Goalscorer:
Haris Seferovic (Benfica) 18 goals
Dyego Sousa (Braga) 14 goals
Bas Dost (Sporting CP) 14 goals



Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Benfica
28
22
3
3
77
24
53
69
2
Porto
28
22
3
3
58
17
41
69
3
Sporting CP
28
19
4
5
56
28
28
61
4
Braga
28
18
4
6
46
28
18
58
5
Moreirense
28
15
3
10
34
34
0
48
6
Guimaraes
28
13
6
9
35
24
11
45

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

IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
-Gent are appealing the proposed four-match suspension recommended for Vadis Odjidja. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Following his appeal, Vadis Odjidja was suspended for three matches and fined 3,000 Euros. (Source RTBF.be online)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-Gent have accepted Vadis Odjidja’s verdict and will accept the suspension/fine. (Source RTBF.be online)
Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Club Brugge has won at Anderlecht for the first time since 1998. (Source Jupiler League App online)

Friday, April 5, 2019:
-

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
-

Monday, April 8, 2019:

- Ruslan Malinovskyi (Genk) could face suspension of up to 7 matches for his sending off vs. Gent. (In a match that he scored twice). (Source RTBF.be online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
April 8, 2019 
Ryota Morioka (Japan)
-
Anderlecht
Charleroi
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Footnews.be

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
April 2, 2019
Francis Amuzu
Winger
Anderlecht
2020
Walfoot.be


First Division A- Championship Play-offs-League Matchday (April 2-April 4, 2019):
Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
Antwerp 1-Genk 0 (Lior Refaelov 4)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:
Gent 1-Standard 2 (Birger Verstraete 46 / Renaud Emond 45. Razvan Marin 90 pen)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:
Anderlecht 2-Club Brugge 3 (Pieter Gerkens 64, Adrien Trebel 90 / Wesley 5, Emmanuel Dennis 32, Arnaut Danjuma 87)

Top Goalscorer:
Mbwana Samatta (Genk) 20 goals
Hamdi Harbaoui (Zulte-Waregem) 19 goals
Ivan Santini (Anderlecht) 14 goals
Nany Dimata (Anderlecht) 13 goals
 
Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Genk
2
1
0
1
3
1
2
35
2
Club Brugge
2
2
0
0
6
2
4
34
3
Standard Liege
2
2
0
0
5
2
3
33
4
Antwerp
2
1
0
1
2
3
-1
28
5
Anderlecht
2
0
0
2
2
6
-4
26
6
Gent
2
0
0
2
1
5
-4
25

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


First Division A- Championship Play-offs-League Matchday (April 6-April 8, 2019):

Saturday, April 6, 2019:
Genk 2-Gent 1  (Ruslan Malinovskyi 43 pen, 45 / Timothy Derijck 87)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
Anderlecht 1-Antwerp 2 (Pieter Gerkens 33 / Didier Lamkel Ze 39, Dieumerci Mbokani 83)

Monday, April 8, 2019:
Club Brugge 4-Standard 0 (Zinho Vanheusden (own gola) 22, Siebe Schrijvers 24, Emmanuel Dennis 39, Wesley 80)

Top Goalscorer:
Mbwana Samatta (Genk) 20 goals
Hamdi Harbaoui (Zulte-Waregem) 19 goals
Ivan Santini (Anderlecht) 14 goals
Nany Dimata (Anderlecht) 13 goals
 
Table
Team
P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Genk
3
2
0
1
5
2
3
38
2
Club Brugge
3
3
0
0
10
2
8
37
3
Standard Liege
3
2
0
1
5
6
-1
33
4
Antwerp
3
2
0
1
4
4
0
31
5
Anderlecht
3
0
0
3
3
8
-6
26
6
Gent
3
0
0
3
2
7
-5
25

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


Diary (extra):

Tuesday, April 2, 2019:

-Dinamo Zagreb are to play their next home match in the Europa League behind closed doors as a punishment for the racist behavior of their fans in their match vs. Benfica. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

-John Delaney stated that he had resigned as the CEO of the FAI not due to any controversy, but because he could not do three jobs at the same time. (Source extra.ie online)

Thursday, April 4, 2019:

-Former Argentina Captain and National Team Manager Daniel Passarella is to stand trial for allege fraud for his time as River Plate Club President between 2009 and 2013. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Former Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie announced his retirement from the game. He last played in 2017. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, April 5, 2019:

-Isaak Hayik broke the record of the oldest professional footballer to play in a match when he played for Ironi Or Yehuda vs. Maccabi Ramat Gan at the age of 73. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, April 6, 2019:

-Diego Maradona is set to resign as Dorados de Sinaloa Manager at the end of the season. He blamed the antagonism of the referees as a reason. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Cruzeiro have signed 14-year old Joao Mendes, son of Ronaldinho. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Togo fans are planning a protest today asking for the dismissal of National Team Manager Claude LeRoy. (Source www.afrik-foot online)

-Wayne Rooney (DC United) was sent off for the first time in the MLS in his team’s match vs. Los Angeles FC. (Source BBC Football online)

Sunday, April 7, 2019:
-Former Polish midfielder from the 60s and 70s, Jan Wrazy passed away aged 75. (Source Wikipedia online)

Monday, April 8, 2019:

-According to reports Edy Reja is set to become the new Albania National Team Manager. (Source Calciomercato online)

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