Soccer / round of 16
PSG will bury Man United, Liverpool will crash Bayern. The shortest Champions League playoff analyst
These couples are so cool that I want to fall asleep until February and wake up from the sounds of the hymn. The most promising couple Ajax - Real An insidious lot fell to Madrid, because today's Ajax is a mega unpleasant opponent. After the collapse last season (they did not make it into the European Cups), the Dutch completely refreshed and slipped through the Champions League group without defeats. It is clear that the composition of Real on two heads more powerful, but about the Bayern also said so, but she never managed to cope with Ajacieden (1:1 and 3:3). Considering that now the Blancos can get 0: 3 from Eibar and CSKA, the Dutch Grand is a really difficult and dangerous obstacle. It all depends on Perez: if he signs a top forward in winter, the chances are 70% to 30% in favor of the Spaniards. If not, a maximum of 60% to 40%. But in advance to predict the quarterfinals of Real Madrid is definitely not worth it. Everything is heading towards the fact that the Madrid people will return to that era when they could not wade through the first round of the playoffs six times in a row. The most powerful pair Atletico - Juventus The Signora is clearly glad that Cristiano signed: firstly, he regularly scored the Indians for Real Madrid, and secondly, he clearly knows the weak points of Simeone. It is known that Allegri listens to all sorts of insights and nuances from experienced players, so Ronaldo's experience will definitely come in handy. Alignment - strictly 50 to 50, but there is a cool intrigue. Either Cristiano will again land Griezmann from the Champions League and leave without the Golden Ball, or Antoine will finally knock out the Portuguese and take a giant step towards the cherished souvenir. The hottest couple PSG - Manchester United Parisians should quietly pass the unfortunate devils, but in terms of the spectacle will be longing. If Mourinho finishes by February, the plot will develop something like in a recent game with Liverpool - a minimum of attacks, a bare calculation on De Gea, ridiculous snot at a press conference. If Jose is fired for the start of the playoffs, Man United is still unlikely to dramatically improve performance. In general, PSG will pass Manchester United purely due to speed, variety, athleticism and Tuchel’s tactics. For Thomas it is quite easy, but an important exam: a shameful departure will mean that the Germans were critically early in the top coaches. Hottest couple Liverpool - Bayern Munich will only help emergency change Kovac on Wenger - Arsen knows how to open the Liverpool. Without a Frenchman, a duel with a bright signboard will turn into an ultra-tough beating of a club with outdated management, a decrepit squad, stingy leaders and a physical coach. Klopp will gladly destroy such a Bavaria, avenging his last seasons in the Borussia. The smallest pair Roma - Porto Here you can only mourn. Italians or the Portuguese will be in the quarterfinal, so for one of the top clubs will be an easy walk on the way to the semi-finals. Most testosterone couple Tottenham - Borussia Pochettino should be happy: having won the second place in the group by a miracle, The Spurs thundered into an epic exchange of fire with the updated Borussia. This pair will definitely distribute the most fire and become the most effective - there is no point in hiding in the defense. Favorite - the Germans (60% to 40%), but they can bring the missed in his field balls. If you look only at the tables, it may seem that Dortmund cleans up defensively, but in fact all the adequate opponents have a few points per game. The mission of Tottenham - at any cost to throw twice at a party. Probably the only way to qualify for the quarter-finals. The most predictable pair Schalke - Man City Guardiola just got a click from Lion, and then super-collected the rest of the group stage tours. As a result, Pep deserved the draw of the Europa League level. Schalke from the 13th place in the Bundesliga - it's just goodbye, and devastating. Good rest in front of really difficult stages. Tightest pair Lyon - Barcelona It is better not to bet on the favorite. The bottom line is that the French are extremely viscous near their own penalty area, but enchantingly sharp in attack. Sometimes Lyon invents quite cosmic things - it is enough to revise the second goal of Olympique to the gate of Monaco, in order to understand how these guys are punishing for minimal de-concentration. The verdict is: 65% to 35% in favor of Barça, but do not be surprised if the Catalans are sent overboard either on a foul shot, or in overtime, or at the expense of some paradoxical guest goal.
The 90min Deadlock; and the world champions are out !!
Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup after losing to South Korea in Kazan. Kim Young-gwon's 92nd-minute goal, awarded after a video assistant referee decision, left four-time winners Germany on the brink of elimination. Then six minutes into stoppage time, with Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in possession in the opponents' half, Ju Se-jong gained control of the ball, launched it forward and Son Heung-min tapped into an empty net to score the second. It is the first time since 1938 that a Germany or West Germany side has not advanced beyond the first section of the tournament, as Joachim Low's side - top of Fifa's world rankings - finish bottom of Group F. Sweden finish top of the group, with Mexico second, and South Korea third. Eighty years ago, Germany lost 4-2 in a replay against Switzerland to go out in the first round when it was a straight knockout tournament, but their 2018 exit was the first time Germany had ever failed to make it through the group stage. Wasteful Germany's missed chances cost them With Sweden winning 3-0 against Mexico in the other Group F game, and it being goalless in Kazan, Germany knew they had to score in a frantic finish. A win for Germany would have edged Mexico out on goal difference - but the drama came at the other end as Kim put the ball into the net, although it was initially ruled out for offside. However, the VAR review showed the ball had deflected into Kim's path off of a German player - Toni Kroos - and the goal was given. With Germany desperately looking for a goal to get back in the match, Neuer joined the attack. But he was caught out as a long ball left Tottenham forward Son with the simple task of walking the ball into the net to spark jubilant celebrations among the Asian side, even though their elimination had already been confirmed. The Germans will regret their wastefulness in front of goal when the game was goalless. South Korea's goalkeeper Cho Hyeon-woo made a fine one-handed save from Leon Goretzka's header and Timo Werner volleyed wide from near the penalty shot. Mats Hummels headed over the top when unmarked six yards out in the closing stages, before South Korea's two late goals. It means Germany's hopes of becoming the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil's victories in 1958 and 1962 ended in embarrassing fashion. South Korea out, but still celebrate a memorable win South Korea went into the match with no points from their opening two games after losing 1-0 to Sweden and 2-1 to Mexico. However, they had a mathematical chance of qualifying for the last 16 for only the third time in 10 competition appearances, although they needed Mexico to beat Sweden. South Korea had the first chance when Jung Woo-young's free-kick was fumbled by Neuer, who punched clear bravely as Son tried to convert the rebound. The Tottenham forward also lashed a volley wide when it was goalless, before being booked in the second half as referee Mark Geiger thought he had dived in an attempt to win a penalty. Even though the score in Ekaterinburg ended South Korea's hopes of going through, they still sensed a memorable win over Germany. The team ranked 57th in the world achieved that victory thanks to the two late goals, both of which were celebrated as if they had qualified themselves.