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Late Leipzig Victory Heats up Title Race
"We'll stop in the bundesliga. We thought no leipzig get thrown away. The opportunity to keep pushing by munich. There were two knelt down halftime against borussia moenchengladbach but a brilliant second half performance and a late goal from soil with see them beat god back by three goals to to to continue to put the pressure on bind at the top of the table. Janocko fuel itself is with us yet. Thank goodness we still have a title race. Just thank goodness to halftime. There was so many analyzes marker also sorting out gladbach. There will be calm now before he takes over. And then livesey made the bundesliga excited for two minutes with the irony at halftime. But thank god. Thank god for everybody. Neutral love love the bundesliga. There was fantastic. Second half of our show and they slowly came back. Glad back more tired had some chances on contracts but policy and kuku and solo there so many attackers. It's lives. You haven't score enough goals after chicken and van left them after last season but they produce tonight and we haven't excitement we have. We have a tight race in germany. Dan could you imagine. Say those words. I know i don't know very much unlikely. After the to say bad in the first half. Yeah yeah their web bad but but say having said that. I mean they had a ball the lot. They didn't create a lot gluck. Unbelievable efficient mcconnell had one of those half where look like the most clumps defender being around after being the most attractive defender around and toronto and half on peres demanded to nil and everything look like well typical vion after their gala show earlier on the day and now we have this situation fribourg against lives on friday if they win that top of the league at least for twenty four hours then the big game between via munich endorsements says you mentioned yance still two point separates vine and live sick. Let's switch attention to that wind show for buying a day. They were certainly facts that the way this game ended you. They could just keep scoring. Every few minutes on the will keep on scoring. I mean live on dose keno. Getting closer to that magic gaffe miller torty goals in a season scoring two goals today but there was a whole wasn't ed when they played their home three three losing in frankfurt against eintracht. And then they're back to the norm. Winning high in champions league winning five one against cologne. it's not like five or six goals better than them on the page but they just so efficient gerrad sky. Think a ended up with three assists. Today nabu just scoring for fun. Uneven ship matang scoring so i mean by will be all the way of the understatement of the nights at just into content main if levin dusky reaches at forty gaumont. It's unbelievable because then you compare yourself with the best goal Of all time and yes you could say the by a munich was fantastic. But you can say the same about this team. I mean we are talking about whole on emba- pay silva or were all these goalscoring sensations around europe the moment but levin dose gays to complete striker but the the goal getter part of his game is unbelievable to he's hungry and passionate for goals is unbelievable and you saw the way to the goals. Today you had a you finally got. Thomas miller on to fourteen seconds to make an assist for him. I just turned around. He knows all the time where where he is on the full patriots and if he beats the record i still doubted but he's getting closer meanwhile bruce feldman turning on in the second half in proved to be a comfortable win in the end. I'll tell you what twenty twenty one jaden sanitary. It's very different than twenty. Two thousand nine hundred and sounds like christmas press the reset. Button is incredible. Twenty twenty cents show. At least the half of it was very influenced with all that happened around us some monsters united being on the phone all the time. Hundred and twenty million hundred million europe but now he's on fire and the way he's playing at the moment he's playing with all his strength all the passionate he's running all the time he's body. Language is turn like hundred and eighty degrees unbelievable. I also today. I a writer who scored that goal. And i think that that sums up the way dole put his playing at the moment ailing all on. I'm not sorry. Putting in northern region after solo scored for for leipzig later tonight. But but then allen all on one against one against goalkeeper typically get up. We'll try himself. Just give it the ball away. And i think that sums up that door at the moment. They won three games in a row. Intense being under pressure as being a lame duck after the appointment of mark but they are back on track another only three points behind eintracht frankfurt for that very very valuable champions league place for they make it. Yeah yes. I think they will. Because i don't think well eleven games eintracht frankfurt had and with no losses i winston role. Then losing it to to bremen and as long as they can keep on winning these kind of games which has been difficult for them. They're lower teams like being felt today. They will keep on doing it but mind you next game. It's frankfurt against got. That could be a frankford. Win on there and Munich and then we can have that six points again. Because volts berg are winning games just like behind everybody under the radar of everybody of body so they could end up taking place in the bundesliga
The Game Before: One City's Soccer Obsession and Its COVID Crisis
"Same. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks so much for having me baba so last year in february around this time the american sports world we were watching the coronavirus from afar and in march as we know the nba cancelled all their games and most of the other sports followed suit at that point too but around that time that same time the story emerged out of italy where corona virus cases and deaths were extremely high and the headlines. There they called this one soccer match in particular game zero and it was linked to a very severe covert outbreak and a year later sam. Frankly wanted to know if that was true. So we called you and you started digging and digging and you found an answer but also what feels like a much more interesting story. Yeah that's right. Pablo in the end. It's really a story about a team and the city that loves it so i want to start with that team oughta lot. Tell me about them. Okay so as you listen to this story. Pablo there's two important things to keep in mind about atalanta. The first is that this is a team deeply deeply ingrained in its city bergamo italy. The club is founded by a group of students in one thousand nine hundred seventy. Choose to name it. After the lava a heroin from greek mythology so for more than a century ought alana's been part of bergamo's fabric And you know what it reminds me of. Have you ever met someone from green bay and heard them talk about the packers. That sort of attachment. Like if you give birth to a baby and burgum. Oh the team they send you this tiny jersey and two bottles the formula. Imagine pablo the piazza in bergamo and strollers going this way. And that and every baby there is wearing a blue and black atalanta jersey atlanta's bad and batting atlanta but is no difference. That's a guy. I talked to you for this story. He's great his name's fabio piano. He lives in new york now but he grew up about a two minute. Walk from atalanta's stadium and says if you're from bergamo. Pablo it is your birthright to cheer for atalanta fabio's in his late forties now and when i asked him about memories of atalanta games he had a very very deep. Catalog probably was a nineteen eighty-two and atalanta a similan in bergamo remember that incredible crowd of people from land milan's the nearest big city. So bergamo was always in its shadow and was also incredible score because the match finished two. And you know it was my. How can you say the first time with me from motown facing against a big name big city vividly recalls the game would think about this a game from forty years ago. It's a tie not even a win. Just tying milan team to to to to lifelong memory for of fan.
Mbappe Makes Messi Miserable
"Only one place to start the show and that's in spain wearing finished barcelona one. Psg four he was messy opened the scoring imposs- with a penalty for then it was all about killing them by. He backed a hat trick. King on the goalscoring action as well seeing. Psg in complete control of this tight going into the second leg. In france craig. Bapai's imbaba story. The messy messy story was he was on the fringes but not entirely has fought because the supporting cast as a shadow of its former self inova but the only thing that went their way in terms of lock tonight. Psg was the fog to the dutch referee. Could have sent a theresa gayle from full stop for a second bookable offence. He away with now. That's probably why. Portugal took them over off because he got. He made a reckless challenge. Then he made another one. I'm really not sure. How the referee that the second yellow apart. Psg were immense the defendant when heart should the medfield was excellent particularly variety and and bobby stepped up stepped up onto the big stage. I mean they just took bacelona partner. Basically
Liverpool Continue Home Lapse
"Is we start in the premier league whether defending champions live now back to back defeats anfield losing one nil home against brighton very much nabbed big gains in to hives. Stevie i want to start with. You got wrong want along. We got completely completely lost. Any sort of imagination going forward as soon as any team cozy outfield inputs bodies behind them a bodies in front of the wrong goal anfield liverpool. Have no idea how to break it down. You add that to given silly goals away. You know the goal. The goal really today is is from a mistake. From phillips who snowfall is over his head. Low composure with cleveland's completely slices and somehow ends up in the back of the net. Know who two-thirds break this game kelleher top shaves to make And brighton did did look dangerous on the break. I wish i could see that liverpool dangerous up. The other end says maybe half an hour before the end at us really resigned myself to a nil nil and that was just before the goal is not a surprise. Brayton deserve the liverpool. Going forward are completely and utterly toothless right now and it has to change very quickly. Because i didn't think there was still in the premier league title arista honest but you have to be a little careful of the for the wow. They can't continue to do this too long.
Soccer Players Might Have More Emotional Outbursts With Audiences
"Players have had have to adjust had to adjust to matches to matches without fans without fans during this during pandemic. this pandemic. But what But impact what impact does that have does on that how have on they how play? they play? NPR's Casey? NPR's Casey? Morale reports? Morale reports? Soccer matches Soccer matches have sounded have a sounded little quieter a little quieter during the pandemic. during the pandemic. Take this Major Take this league Major soccer league game soccer from game August. from August. Orlando Orlando City midfielder City midfielder Nani Moves Nani toward Moves goal toward goal shoots shoots six six beautifully beautifully Any scores. Any scores. And while there's And cheering, while there's cheering, it's all it's from all from players. players. What's missing What's is missing the is roar the of roar the crowd. of the crowd. Meg Linnehan Meg Linnehan of the athletic of the athletic attended a attended few of these a few so of called these so called ghost games ghost games in the National in the National Women's Soccer Women's League Soccer League and says and says gameplay gameplay just felt just different felt different without the influence without the influence of fans of fans when players when air players fighting air for fighting 50 for 50 50 ball 50 right ball along right the sidelines, along the sidelines, and there's just and there's usually just usually there would be people there would be right people there. right there. Yelling Yelling and and trying trying to influence to influence the outcome the of outcome that event. of that event. And instead, And instead, it's just kind it's of just kind these of two players these two players really in really their own in little their world own little and teammates world and teammates yelling at yelling them at now them to now sports to sports buffs who buffs happened who happened to be neuroscientists to be neuroscientists have taken have a deeper taken look a deeper at look whether empty at whether stadiums empty stadiums influence influence players behaviors players behaviors on the field. on the field. It was a good It excuse was a good excuse to watch soccer to watch and soccer to and reproach. to reproach. The matches The matches from the weekends. from the weekends. Michael Lightner Michael and Lightner his and colleague his colleague Fabio Richland Fabio Richland of the University of the University of Salzburg of Salzburg in Austria in Austria Rewatched Rewatched 20 20 matches matches from their local from team. their local team. Red Bull, Salzburg. Red Bull, Salzburg. 10 from 10 before from the pandemic, before the pandemic, with fans with fans and 10 and from 10 ghost from games ghost without games them without them as they watched as they watched the catalog the catalog players, players, emotional emotional behaviors, behaviors, things like things whether like a whether player yelled a player at yelled the ref at after the ref a after call a call or shook or his head shook after his head missing after a big missing chance. a big chance. Overall, Overall, they observed they observed significantly significantly fewer fewer emotional emotional outbursts outbursts during ghost during games. ghost games. Richland has Richland a theory has why a theory why the fence the fence like like an an amplifier amplifier in certain in situations. certain situations. If there's If a there's a foul or something foul or something going on, going and on, and 20 20 or 30,000 or 30,000 people screaming, people screaming, then, for sure then, for you jump sure you up jump and yell up at and yell your at opponent, your opponent, and you probably and do you probably this less do this less or a little or bit a less little bit less if there are if no fence there are no fence there. In there. fact, In fact, the emotional the emotional outburst outburst that did that take did place take place in Ghost in Ghost games tended games tended to be less to confrontational be less confrontational than in games than in with games fans with in fans attendance. in attendance. The scientists The scientists also think also home think field home advantage field advantage could be smaller. could be smaller. Without those Without screaming those fans. screaming fans. Here's Lightner. Here's Lightner. There seems There to seems be something to be something making making the the way teams way teams perform perform significantly significantly better better without without the home the home fence. fence. They'll tackle They'll that tackle question. that question. Next. Next. The current work The current appears work in appears the journal in the Humanities journal Humanities and Social and Sciences Social Sciences Communications. Communications. And while they And know while their they know study their just study looked just at looked one at team one in team one in league, one league, both Lightner both and Lightner Richland and Richland say say they wouldn't be they surprised wouldn't be surprised if the same if was the seen same was seen in other soccer in other leagues soccer leagues around the world. around the world. Casey Morel Casey
Manchester City make it nine wins in a row with pulsating victory over Aston Villa
"Kick things off in the primarily a good day overall for the manchester sides manchester city with a two nil victory over aston villa. Put them from moment. Up the i in the table however in the late game manchester united coming from behind to beat them by two goals to one to only child side. Talk of the premier
Is Mourinho to Blame for Spurs' Poor Form?
"It's thursday. i'm gap. He's jewels jobs. We got so much stuff going on because mountie. She'll put your gino winning his first trophies manager. I think his first kofi ever i. We'll be joined by franklin buff to talk a little bit about that in a minute. Manchester united top of the league first time in january. First time since the sir. Alex ferguson era by your munich. Out of the german cups is i don't mean the be. Let's start with tottenham hotspur because we've been talking about their chances are they're going to be better worse than last year. How they're pushing. I feel like i've seen this again. I think they've dropped ten points from leading positions. They played fulham last night. You figure you know not easy but full no time to prepare as well. We'll get to that in a minute. And there's more count sempe gab. They take the lead the play well for twenty five minutes and then they stop the talking and they just want to protect that lead. They want to control the game to manage the game. But there's another hour to go. But he's not a bad idea necessarily when you've sawn and harry kane and all these counter-attackers but you don't even counterattack. You do nothing. You just sit deep and you just wait and we saw that against wolves. What wolf scored in the end we against palace. Guess what in the end and now we see that a home at home against fulham where you just stop playing hurricane. One sean tonga. The whole game. That's his goal twenty minutes in after that. Nothing just nothing and i just don't understand why i'm more for protecting your lead in the last ten minutes you bring another center box in or i don't know you you put back five and you you make sure that you don't leave to more space and etc but no one. There's an hour to go. Don't give not extra confidence to the opposition team. Don't invite pressure. don't let them play. I i take your point. I'm wondering if maybe this was a game. Where i thought was very good when he was on the pitch. This is maybe a game where i always mentioned him. But if you have a lasalle so that you can bring on that may be all of a sudden you can keep the ball more. You can keep the ball further away. You can be a little bit more balanced in in how you do it. You know rather than going. I mean if you're if you're just right now do you go and you knock it down. Levi's store and say look. Don't look at me. This is the best i can do in this thing. That's true i don't. I'm sorry. I don't think that's the best you can do. I don't know the price. I lease the last time i spoke to some of them. They were happy but since december the six when they went top of the table the seven in the league. They lost two hundred four. I mean this is. This is not good enough. This is just not good enough. And i think you could say your needs better player or you need different profiles there and they're still. I still think that he gets his wrong. That tactics is wrong because the pleasure doing what he says. he's saying. Okay win the lead saw against arsenal in a second of and they were up and that was fine and they managed to get out and okay good but as we said against war against pilots against on this. Just not good enough. I'm sorry you keep talking. Last night. In a game against tim against fulham who had played three days three days before with the strongest team in the africa because he didn't play again for another week.
Suarez, Godin demand FA overturn Cavani ban
"Sports with Uruguay's players union has called for Edison Cavani's three match band to be overturned. The man United striker included a Spanish word that's offensive in some contexts in an online post. He was also fined by the English Football Association. The Suarez and national team Captain Diego go down are among those who have shared the union's letter on their social media platforms. Theo Uruguay Football Association has also called for a review. This is all despite Cavani, accepting the F ace charge at
Lewandowski FIFA's Best over Messi, Ronaldo
"Robert Lewin Taos. Key has been named FIFA as Player of the year for 2020, the Bayern Munich and Poland forward beat out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to get the award for the first time. Messi and Ronaldo, by the way, have combined to dominate that award winning 11 of the past 12 years. Lewandowski had 55 goals last season left Bayern to a sweep of international and domestic
Paolo Rossi, who led Italy to 1982 World Cup, dies at 64
"Gab. A sad day as paolo rossi passed away last night. Eight sixty four. You'll memories of him. Well i mean we. All i think most people around the world right world defined by the first world cup that we remember and for me. I woke up. And i remember was nineteen eighty-two which is pretty good if you happen to be italian 'cause we got pretty well But also obviously at the center that that that a hat trick against brazil epic game. Against what i think was greatest world cup team yet. Never win a world. Cup and in my lifetime was absolutely epic. I got to meet him afterwards. He was always a very laid back. Never took himself too seriously. I'm just very gentle guy you know. I don't wanna term lightweight in a negative sense but that's kind of how it felt. When was he expected to do so. Well in that world cup now known coming off two years where he didn't play and he was. He was embroiled in a betting scandal before that and it was a really really big deal that ends up. It's time to come back. It was a classic sort of redemption story for him. Never quite made the great at club level after that world cup they bring him back for the six cup But still he was. He was tremendous tremendous striker. Tremendous figure i think and also nineteen seventy eight. You might remember this too. He had a big world cup. They're scoring three goals freely as they can put the came to the tournament. Yeah fourth actually filter. sorry yes. They lost to brazil in the rank. Flat