The controversial reform of the Champions League is tackled – but in a weakened form. This decision was made by the Executive Committee of the European Football Union (UEFA) on Tuesday, one day before the 46th congress.
The original idea, according to which two of the four additional starting places over a five-year ranking of the clubs should be awarded from 2024, was rejected after severe criticism.
Instead, these additional places will go to the countries whose teams have best cut off in the previous European Cup season. If the current season were brought in, England and the Netherlands would receive another Champions League starting site.
“We are convinced that the selected format leads to a real balance and generation of solid income that is distributed to the clubs, leagues and the football base guarantees,” said Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin.
From the 2024/25 season, the new mode of the Champions League provides for an increase from currently 32 to 36 participants, the competition is played in the so -called “Swiss model” according to the suggestion of the EXKO.
Champions League reform: fans went to the barricades
The other two additional places go from the league to the third-placed people, who took fifth place in the UEFA ranking and to a national champion about the so-called “Champions Path”. The number of four to five is increased there.
The fans went to the barricades and did not want concessions for the big clubs. The Exko developed a compromise. In addition to the wildcards, however, the increase in the number of preliminary round games from six to ten initially caused violent displeasure. Now it will be “only” eight.
The preference of the powerful and finest clubs by the UEFA to prevent the large -scale outbreak of the large -scale outburst into a super league was a thorn in the side of the fan base. It is simply “unfair and contrary to competitive,” emphasized Football Supporters Europe.
This adaptation would “represent an unjustified second chance for some big clubs,” said European Leagues: “Sporty merits in the local leagues must be the only access to European competitions.” And the resistance had an effect.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Hellmann soon at UEFA?
“Today UEFA has clearly shown that we respect the fundamental values of sport and defend the core principles of sporting competition,” said Ceferin.
On Tuesday, the Executive Committee set the course, the mighty union of the ECA elite clubs had previously signaled approval. “Glock the presentation of the UEFA managers” and hope “to the best possible result for European football”, the ECA said after a meeting in Madrid.
With the royal class reform, the most important question has already been clarified before the congress, but from a German perspective, a question of personnel should still be exciting. According to information from the kicker, Eintracht Frankfurt’s board spokesman Axel Hellmann should replace the failed DFB presidential candidate Peter Peters in the UEFA’s clever liatization committee.
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A game day before the end of the season, Borussia Dortmund is once again as runner-up behind FC Bayern, looks back on a decent Bundesliga season with at least 66 points. The early end in the DFB Cup and Champions League ensured an overall mixed work certificate from BVB head coach Marco Rose.
The former world-class defender Jürgen Kohler, who ran at BVB between 1995 and 2002, now took Rose with clear words in a guest post in the “Kicker”.
“It is right to stick to him. But a development will soon have to be recognized in the right direction. If the new season goes similarly to the current one, I don’t think Rose would survive it. More, “the 56-year-old specified.
Kohler, who celebrated two German championships and the Champions League victory in 1997 with the BVB, first criticized the Dortmund players in his season evaluation: “The team never got the border of their performance, more than 50 goals in the league In question, “said the former Mannecker.
BVB: Is Niklas Süle not a leader?
In order to finally contain the goal flood and to ensure more defensive stability, the black and yellow have been increasing for the coming season with the German international Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck.
According to Kohler, both in their first BVB season still have to provide evidence that they can also cope with their new roles.
“Süle was not a 100 % constant in Munich, now he is coming into a leadership role. I’m curious to see if he can do it,” said Kohler over the defense hunts.
Jürgen Kohler sees further problem areas at BVB
With regard to the second defensive transfer, the world champion from 1990 emphasized: “Schlotterbeck plays an outstanding season in Freiburg, he is embedded there in a well-structured team and a club that exudes great peace. a different claim for benefits. This change will not be a sure -fire success. “
In order to continue the upheaval, Kohler also recommended his ex-club other transfers in the coming summer.
He named the legal and left-back position and the defensive midfield as further problem areas at Borussia Dortmund.
Breathe off at the Stamford Bridge, a completely new perspective for Thomas Tuchel and his expensive stars: a billion -dollar deal at record height gives Chelsea brilliant prospects again. After weeks of fear, the top club from London now agreed with a new investor on the legacy of the previous club owner Roman Abramovich, the takeover of the Champions League winner is imminent.
If the British government and the Premier League take over the takeover by the group of investors around the US billionaire Todd Boehly, known in the clubs world, the fresh capital could flow in May. The contract signed according to English media reports has a financial volume of £ 4.25 billion (around 5 billion euros) – it is the highest amount that has ever been spent on a clubs club.
“The sale is expected to be completed at the end of May, subject to obtaining all necessary official permits,” says a club statement that was published early Saturday morning. Three consortia had recently made offers, the choice fell on the group around Boelyy, the difficult -rich co -owner of the American baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers.
According to the club, £ 2.5 billion (3 billion euros) of the money is to be transferred to a frozen account, the transactions of which are monitored by the British government. Above all, it should be ensured that the Russian oligarch Abramovich does not benefit personally when selling. Another £ 1.75 billion (2 billion euros) are to be invested directly in the club around the former Bundesliga coach Tuchel.
Due to the Russian war of attack against Ukraine, Abramovich’s assets (club owners since 2003) were recently frozen by Great Britain – Chelsea was thus presented with massive problems. The Londoners around the German international Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger lost their main sponsor and were recently only allowed to stay in the league thanks to a special license.
Already on Friday a turnaround emerged when Tuchel publicly hinted at the agreement with a new owner. “I heard that there is a preferred bidder and the matter is going well,” he said: “If the situation is clear, we are able to act and can make decisions.”
At the moment, the emphasized Tuchel, who led the club to the royal class triumph last year, was the association “in a passive role” and therefore in no good position. The coach sees that national player Antonio Rüdiger will leave the blues as a direct episode of the sanctions imposed against Abramovich.
The unclear situation is stressful for his players and has consequences for all planning. “We tried not to put the matter into focus if possible. But of course it is omnipresent,” said Tuchel.
Now he and his stars can breathe a sigh of relief.
VfL Wolfsburg’s footballers can chill the master sparkling wine: The DFB Cup winner won his Bundesliga catch-up game at SGS Essen four days after the end of the Champions League semi-final against FC Barcelona (3: 1).
Two match days before the end, the leaders’ lead to defending champion Bayern Munich again is four points.
Dominique Janssen (16th, penalty/67th), Ewa Pajor (28th), Tabea Waßmuth (33.) and Sandra Starke (90.+3) met for VfL.
Vivien Endemann (36th) was successful for the Esseners who have not yet secured relegation.
Wolfsburg can make the seventh championship title perfect on Sunday (4:00 p.m./Magenta catch-up game) with a victory at the FC Carl Zeiss Jena, which is a relegated.
With a defeat by Bayern in Leverkusen, the championship would even be decided on Friday.
Leipzig never really found the usual dominant game in the remote duel around the Champions League with Leverkusen, who had a guest in parallel Eintracht Frankfurt. The starting eleven, which was changed by coach Domenico Tedesco compared to the 1-0 against the Glasgow Rangers in five positions, made many mistakes in the transitional game, the offensive around Dani Olmo, Nkunku and Silva therefore hung in the air for a long time. Gladbach, which acted compared to the 3: 3 at SC Freiburg with Stindl for Plea from the start, rarely made mistakes on the defensive, although there was also little initially.
After eleven minutes, Lainer scented the guest goal for the first time, Gulacsi parried safely. Six minutes later, the Hungarian was powerless, the foals took the lead out of nowhere: with a little luck, Stindl put through to Embolo, who shot down centrally from ten meters. The deficit did not attract RB from the unusual passivity for the time being, initially only Gvardiol caused excitement. Hofmann, who was warned early on, went to the ankle and was lucky that Referee Martin Petersen did not put him off the pitch after 27 minutes. However, Tedesco took over six minutes later, Halstenberg moved into the triple chain.
And Halstenberg was also the one who initiated the Leipzig compensation: Silva made a wide ball from him well and passed through the course of Nkunku precisely. The Frenchman was unable to stop in the penalty area and shot down to the bottom left – it was the first shot of goal of the guests (36th). The goal was good for the game of the Saxons, but many balls were still lost in front of the penalty area. Shortly before the break, Leipzig also ran into a counterattack, Embolo sent Hofmann on the trip. Freely in front of Gulacsi, the Gladbacher ice cold shot down at the bottom left – 2: 1 for the Borussia (45.+2).
Silva fails on the Latte – Hofmann with the decision
On the second round, Tedesco took his second defense lawyer off the field, Klostermann replaced Simakan. Leipzig became more and more braver, and there was more dominant in half of the foals. Silva, who headed a angelino flank massively on the goal, came promptly. Summer tore up an arm and steered the ball onto the crossbar (55th).
RB remained the game -determining team, Gladbach only acted to tenth from the 64th minute: Elvedi was the last man to grab the hurried Nkunku in front of the penalty area, Petersen immediately showed the Swiss the red card. The Leipzig pressure made it even larger, but the Saxons did not really cause dangerous degrees. Gladbach was rarely able to free himself, but was invited by Kampl in minute 77. The Leipziger lost the ball at the foal’s penalty area to Neuhaus, the home side moved up with several players. Ultimately, Beyer Hofmann played on the right in the penalty area, who laced his double pack from a slightly pointed angle – 3-1 for the Borussia.
summer not to be conquered from a distance either
The Leipziger were therefore punished for the little consistent game in the last third and only dangerous in the final phase from a distance. Sommer was on the spot in the attempts by Dani Olmo (83.) and Angelino (84th). Gladbach was completely bogged down, Leipzig no longer got through – it stayed 3-1.
Due to the second league defeat in a row, RB slips to 5th place, but Freiburg is only one point away in two other games. On Thursday, the Saxons are about the second final in this season, at 9 p.m. the second leg in the Europa League semi-final is increasing against the Glasgow Rangers in the Ibrox Stadium. The foals are only in action on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. they will be at Eintracht Frankfurt, which is also used in the Europa League on Thursday.
Daily Mail: “Liverpool in the end got what it deserves, but it took a while.”
The Independent: “Liverpool is about to take part in the height of European football for the tenth time, but only after a 2-0 victory that felt very far from a top performance. (…) Gave moments when it was difficult not to ask yourself how exactly Bayern Munich was eliminated. “
Guardian: “van dijk to Konaté back to van dijk to Thiago and like a flash is Thiago away and continues to Fabinho Fabinho to Robertson and he runs oh god he runs and diaz sprints los henderson sprints you see Salah im The corner of the eye but Robertson pulls inside and there is a big gap between Juan and Pau so you close it but now Mané is free and Robertson flank Diaz to the ball and someone else in a red jersey is the mané and the ball goes into the outline You can finally breathe. Oh gentleman, is the Jota who comes in right away? As far as you can express them at all, this is the experience you have when you meet Liverpool in top shape: football without punctuation or a break to think. “
Marca: “In a Champions League semi-final, you not only have to do your best, but also have the goddess of happiness on his side, and the yellow one hit the yellow at the first goal.”
El Pais: “Villarreal’s padlock dismissed in Angeldd. After it showed iron strength in Turin and Munich and had resisted for almost an hour in Liverpool. When the domestic team threatened to lose the nerve after a vehement but fruitless siege, destroyed a deflected flank from Henderson, which bounced into Estupinan and landed in Rulli’s goal, the fortress that Emery had built with monthly patient concrete syringes. “
El Mundo Deportivo: “Villarreal, which dreams of his first Champions League final, will have to catch up on a 0-2 deficit on May 3rd in the La Ceramica stadium in the semi-final second leg against Liverpool to To be there in Paris. But as far as the game and the chances are concerned, you can say that Villarreal came out of Anfield on Wednesday and that the result was the best news for the team of Unai Emery who had no chance of scoring. “
The Uruguayer Nicolas Lodeiro has retained the Seattle Sunders with a very late goal from a defeat in the first leg of the final of the Concacaf Champions League.
In the ninth minute of stoppage time, the 33-year-old scored 2-2 (0: 1) final score at the Mexican club Pumas Unam, and Lodeiro had already scored the connection goal (77th).
The video evidence was used both times.
Previously, the Mexicans took the lead 2-0 with two goals from Juan Ignacio Dinenno (38./Elfmeter, 48th).
The second leg increases on May 3rd.
The SUNDERS still have the chance to win the title of the Champions of North America, Central America and the Caribbean since 2000.
The change from Karim Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund is now apparently in dry towels after months of talks. According to matching media reports, execution should be reported in the coming week.
As reported among others _ image_ and Sport1 report, both clubs should have agreed on a change of the 20 year old national player.
According to Pild, the Dortmund pays around 35 million euros. Possible bonus payments could increase the sum, according to Sport1 in the coming years, up to 41 million euros. Adeyemi, who played in the youth between 2009 and 2011 for FC Bayern Munich and later found the way to Salzburg via Unterhaching 2018, would thus be the most expensive transfer of Dortmund club history.
Adeyemi is scheduled to sign a five-year contract by 2027 at the black and yellow and receive an annual salary of five million euros gross.
With the obligation of Adeyemis, the Dortmund also set up for a possible disposal of TopTorogäger Erling Haaland. The Norwegian is mainly associated with Manchester City. In its part, Salzburg committed attackers Fernando Dos Santos Pedro from Shakhtar Donetsk in the past week of Shakhtar Donetsk as a potential Adeyemi successor.
Adeyemi plays a strong season in Austria and comes in the league on 16 goals and three assists in 25 games. Also in the Champions League he made his attention with three hits in the group stage and four highest penalties.
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Half: Heavy food so far in the BayArena. Probably because of the identical tactical orientation in 3-4-1-2, both teams neutralize themselves largely. What results is a game for tactics lover – for all other one to date boring game of two teams that are actually for offensive spectacles.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. RB Leipzig: Bundesliga now in the Livetick – half-time break
45 + 1.: Also, the one-minute injection time remains eventless – then break is pause.
43.: From Leipzig comes in the offensive so little that Tedesco should be superior to reacting in the break. Top Scorer Nkunku is well noted only on the bench and will certainly be an option.
40.: Chic noise after a Hincia flank from the left half field only moments too late, caught the crossing just with the hair tips. That would have been a goal chance again.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. RB Leipzig: Bundesliga now in the live ticker – yellow card Gvardiol
36.: Cook the mind in the midfield, because Gvardiol does impetuous in Andrich. Referee Siebert simply simply, even because Gvardiol is directly warned.
34.: Whether most of the approximately 25,000 spectators is already something in the dusk? It would not be surprising. If any, the Leverkusen UltraBlock is a bit of mood.
31.: surrounded and persecuted by Tah, Tapsoba and Hincie runs Silva on the Bayer gate and then goes after a slight tah contact (slightly theatrical) to the ground. Referee Siebert lets continue.
29.: Diaby with the third ball contact – but then the best chance to date. Links the Frenchman is set by chic in scene, from a pointed angle he fails at Hradecky.
26.: Both are extremely difficult, Leverkusen nevertheless acts the tick more active. Palacios brings on the right side at least the third corner in the last few minutes.
25.: A good example that shows that in the offensive is not too much on the offense: Diaby comes up to date on only two (!) Ball contacts.
23.: Mukiele rivets bakker on the right side, which Leverkusen brings a reasonably useful standard. Palacios also brings this decently to the right post, where Tabsoba heads directly in Gulacsis arms.
20.: Both defensive chains form against ball to a wide, but above all very stable fiffer chain, which so far has no gain. Everything is completely defended in strokes like over there.
16.: Andrich appears in the Leipzig penalty area after an Aranguiz chip, trying to put the ball still inside, but is still repeated in the action because of his way back.
13.: Aranguiz has an idea, chic playing in the penalty area, but it turns immediately and returned again for Andrich, who shoots from 20 meters of half-linked position then significantly over. After all, the first conclusion.
11.: With much goodwill you could call the initial phase as a game for tactic lovers. For most viewers, it should be simply boring. It really happens almost nothing here.
7.: In Leverkusen, there is actually a twin-tip with chic and diaby, where Diaby acts significantly retracted, leaving himself again and again and already suggested to come across the wings.
4.: Query start in Leverkusen Chempark: Leipzig has a lot of the ball, but lets you run exclusively through your own defense series.
2.: Short to color: Leverkusen in the black-red home jerseys, Leipzig in the white away jerseys with the slightly turkey red applications.
1.: The ball rolls.
Bayer Leverkusen vs. RB Leipzig: Bundesliga now in the Livetick – kick-off
Before starting: Referee of today’s game is Daniel Siebert, who led the heated quarterfinal back leg in the Champions League between Atletico and Manchester City during the week. In the current Bundesliga season it is today 14. Use.
Before starting: RB coach Tedesco rotates properly after the Europa League appearance in Bergamo on Thursday and switches to a total of seven positions. Only Gulacsi, Orban, Gvardiol and Silva remain in the starting eleven.
Before starting: Leverkusen coach Seoane brings two new forces in midfield after the 0-0: 0 in Bochum in the previous week with Palacios and Bakker for Demirbay and Paulino. In the defense, Tah, who had to fight the last days with a ribbed impeller, has become fit in time.
Before starting: RB Leipzig, Atalanta Bergamo has turned off during the week and is in the semifinals of the Europa League. Also in the league, it was dazzling for the troupe of Domenico Tedesco, so participation in the Champions League in the field of possible.
Before starting: Bayer Leverkusen brought last seven points from three games and is full in the course what the Champions League are concerned. An advantage over RB Leipzig is sure that you had played back during the week and recovered into the game against the Champions League competitor.
Before starting: Welcome to the Bundesliga Part of the 30th matchday between Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig. Attout in the BayArena is at 19.30.
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The semi-final encounters of the royal class are firm, by leaving the FC Bayern Munich, no German team is more represented. We want to know who win the Champions League.
The German record champion ran a surprisingly against the FC Villarreal in the quarterfinals. The “yellow submarine” parked the Bayern in the Allianz Arena a 1: 1 after the first leg with 1: 0 had won.
In addition, the FC Liverpool was against Benfica Lisbon, Manchester City against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid against FC Chelsea.
Already on the 27th and 28th of April, the semi-final first legs are on. There, MANCITY and REAL as well as Liverpool and Villarreal opposite, the return matches rise a week later. The final is dated on May 28, is played in the Stade de France in Paris.
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