Barca met PSG defender agents
PSG defender Serge Aurier has become one of the main targets for Barcelona as a possible new signing during the summer transfer window. According to L'Equipe, about ten days ago Catalan side emissary Ariedo Braida met with the player's agents. Aurier's representatives want to know who will be appointed as Barcelona manager for the next season before starting the negotiation process. The defending La Liga champions are ready to offer €20 millions for the French international, while PSG owner and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is not ready to let the defender leave. The Paris side had already offered the player a new three-year deal. Serge Aurier has played in 28 games in all competitions of the current season, having assisted five goals.
PSG to offer killer deal for Monaco youngster
Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe has become the number one objective for PSG in the upcoming summer transfer window. According to AS, the Paris side are ready to offer €80-90 millions for the French youngster, which has also become a target for other European grands. It has been previously reported that the 18-year-old might end up in Real Madrid or Chelsea, but PSG potential offer is yet the most attractive for Monaco board. PSG owner and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi intends to negotiate on Mbappe possible transfer personally. Kylian Mbappe has featured in 36 matched in all competitions of the current season, having scored 22 goals and assisted 11 times.
PSG chase Arsenal stars
PSG are ready to pounce for Arsenal contract rebel Mesut Ozil - PLUS Alexis Sanchez. According to Yahoo Sport, the Parisian club have prepared an offer for Alexis Sanchez. They're ready to pay £46m to get the Chilean - who is also out of contract at the end of next season. And they are, reportedly, scouting the Gunners playmaker Ozil. PSG directors are said to like the player's 'profile' and are keeping a firm eye on any developments at the Emirates.
Bayern Munich join race for PSG star
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti is apparently determined to land Marco Verratti this summer. The Italian worked with the midfielder at PSG and Bild say he has made securing his services a priority in the summer as he looks for a replacement for the retiring Xabi Alonso. It is reported that the Bundesliga club are hopeful that Verratti and Ancelotti’s relationship will give them an edge in the race to sign the Italian.
Real Madrid are favorites to win Champions League
The first leg matches of Champions League quarter-finals are held and the arrangement of things has changed drastically. Bookmakers, also, changed their opinion regarding the possible winner of the tournament. If Barcelona and Bayern Munich were the firmest favourites to win the title this year, now they are not even in the top 3. Holding champions Real Madrid, on the other hand, climbed to the first position of the possible winners' ranking. Betting company Vbet will pay you back 3 euros for every placed euro if you bet on Zinedine Zidane's team. The Whites showed a great football against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena, which serves as a big argument to believe that Real Madrid will manage to become the first club to win two consecutive Champions League titles. Juventus also have good chances of winning the title, with the odds 4.00. Max Allegri's men defeated Barcelona 3 goals to 0 at home and now have one foot in the semifinals of the tournament. The quarter-finals return leg matches will take place on 18/19 April 2017.
This is how BVB and Monaco supported Marc Bartra
Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was the only player to get injured in the result of the explosion near the BVB bus on Tuesday. The Spaniard had to undergo a surgery on his right hand and has already left the hospital. Possibly, he will return to training in coming days. However, his absence was not left unnoticed and both Borussia and Monaco paid tribute to Marc and wished him a speedy recovery. This is how the whole Dortmund supported Bartra yesterday before and after the match.
Dortmund vs Monaco. Date and time known
UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 18:45 CET. Das Spiel #bvbasm wurde soeben abgesagt. Neuansetzung: Mittwoch, 12.04. 18.45 Uhr. Tickets behalten Gültigkeit. #bvbasm — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 11 апреля 2017 г. The match should have taken place yesterday, Tuesday, April 11, however, it was postponed due to the terrorist attack near Borussia Dortmund stadium Signal Iduna Park. Borussia Dortmund team bus appeared right next to the explosion spot, as a result of which a several windows were broken. Defender Marc Bartra was hospitalized after the event. For more explosion details, follow the link below. http://www.vbetnews.com/breaking-news-borussia-dortmund-team-bus-caught-up-in-explosion
UEFA Champions League: Where to watch matches?
European football is back and it's back not only to stadiums but also to TV screens. Many fans wonder where they can watch the upcoming matches. If you don't want to spend your time searching for the TV channels that broadcast the matches, here is the full list of those channels provided by UEFA.com. Today's matches: Juventus vs Barcelona Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco Europe Outside Europe Albania: Tring Afghanistan: Ten Sports Eritrea: SuperSport Mauritius: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Sudan: beIN Sports Andorra: beIN Sports, Canal+ France, Antena 3 & TV3, beIN Sports (Mediapro) Algeria: beIN Sports Ethiopia: SuperSport Midway Islands: beIN Sports, Fox Sports Suriname: STVS, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Armenia: Armenia TV American Samoa: beIN Sports, Fox Sports Falkland Islands: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Mexico: TV Azteca, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Swaziland: SuperSport Austria: ORF, Sky Austria Angola: SuperSport Federated States of Micronesia: beIN Sports Morocco: beIN Sports Syria: beIN Sports Azerbaijan: Saran Media Anguilla: Fox Sports Fiji: beIN Sports Mongolia: SPS HD Taiwan: ELTA TV Belarus: Belarus TV Antigua & Barbuda: Fox Sports French Guyana: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Montserrat: Fox Sports Tajikistan: Saran Media Belgium: RTL, Q2, Proximus (FR), Proximus (NL) Argentina: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc French Polynesia: beIN Sports Mozambique: SuperSport Tanzania: SuperSport Bosnia and Herzegovina: OBN TV, BHRT, Arena Sport Aruba: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Futuna: beIN Sports Myanmar: Skynet Thailand: beIN Sports Bulgaria: bTV Media Group Ascension Island: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Gabon: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Namibia: SuperSport Timor Leste: beIN Sports Croatia: HRT, Croatia Telekom Australia: beIN Sports Gambia: SuperSport Nauru: beIN Sports Togo: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Cyprus: CYTA Bahamas: Fox Sports Ghana: SuperSport Nepal: Ten Sports Tokelau: beIN Sports Czech Republic: Czech TV, o2 Bahrain: beIN Sports Grenada: Fox Sports New Zealand: beIN Sports Tonga: beIN Sports Denmark: Viasat Bangladesh: Ten Sports Guadeloupe: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Nicaragua: Ratensa, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Tortola: Fox Sports Estonia: Viasat Barbados: Fox Sports Guam: beIN Sports, Fox Sports Niger: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Trinidad & Tobago: Fox Sports Finland: YLE, Viasat Belize: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Guatemala: TV Azteca Guatemala, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Nigeria: SuperSport Tunisia: beIN Sports France: beIN Sports, Canal+ France Benin: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Guinea-Conakry: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Niue: beIN Sports Turkmenistan: Saran Media FYR Macedonia: MKRTV, Arena Sport Bermuda: Fox Sports Guinea Equator: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Oman: beIN Sports Turks & Caicos Islands: Fox Sports Georgia: GPB, Silk Sport Bhutan: Ten Sports Guinea-Bissau: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Pakistan: Ten Sports Tuvalu: beIN Sports Germany: ZDF, Sky Deutschland Bolivia: Bolivia TV, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Guyana: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Palau: beIN Sports Uganda: SuperSport Greece: ERT, OTE Bonaire: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Haiti: Canal+ Antilles, Fox Sports Palestine: beIN Sports United Arab Emirates: beIN Sports Hungary: MTVA, Sport 1 Botswana: SuperSport Honduras: Televicentro, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Panama: Medcom, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc United States: Fox Sports Iceland: 365 Media Brazil: TV Globo Esporte Interativo Hong Kong: i-Cable Papua New Guinea: beIN Sports Uruguay: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Republic of Ireland: RTÉ, TV3 Ireland, eir, BT Sport British Virgin Islands: Fox Sports India: Ten Sports Paraguay: SNT, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc US Virgin Islands: Fox Sports Israel: The Sports Channel Burkina Faso: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Indonesia: beIN Sports Peru: America TV, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Uzbekistan: Saran Media Italy: Mediaset Burundi: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Iran: beIN Sports Puerto Rico: Fox Sports Vanuatu: beIN Sports Kazakhstan: Saran Media Cambodia: beIN Sports Iraq: beIN Sports Qatar: beIN Sports Venezuela: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Latvia: Viasat Timor Leste: beIN Sports Ivory Coast: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Rwanda: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Vietnam: KJSM Liechtenstein: Sky Austria, ZDF, Sky Deutschland Cameroon: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Jamaica: Fox Sports Saba: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Wallis: beIN Sports Lithuania: Viasat Canada: Bell TV Japan: Sky Perfect TV Samoa: beIN Sports Yemen: beIN Sports Luxembourg: Proximus, RTL, Sky Deutschland Cape Verde: SuperSport Jordan: beIN Sports Sao Tome & Principe: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Zambia: SuperSport Malta: PBS, GO Cayman Islands: Fox Sports Kenya: SuperSport Saudi Arabia: beIN Sports Zanzibar: SuperSport Moldova: Prime TV Central African Republic: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Kiribati: beIN Sports Senegal: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Zimbabwe: SuperSport Montenegro: Direct Media, Arena Sport Chad: beIN Sports, SuperSport Kuwait: beIN Sports Seychelles: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Netherlands: SBS Netherlands, Ziggo Sport Chile: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Kyrgyzstan: Saran Media Sierra Leone: SuperSport Norway: Viasat China: CCTV, Tencent, onlysina.com, LETV, PPTV China Laos: beIN Sports Singapore: Eurosport Poland: nc+ Colombia: RCN Colombia, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Lebanon: beIN Sports Solomon Islands: beIN Sports Portugal: RTP, Sport TV Comores: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Lesotho: SuperSport Somalia: beIN Sports, SuperSport Romania: Pro TV, Telekom Romania Congo: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Liberia: SuperSport South Africa: SuperSport Russia: Match TV Cook Islands: beIN Sports Libya: beIN Sports South Korea: SPO TV San Marino: Mediaset Costa Rica: Teletica, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Macau: TDM Desporto Sri Lanka: Ten Sports Serbia: RTS, Arena Sport Cuba: Fox Sports Madagascar: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport St Barts: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Slovakia: RTV Slovakia, Slovak Telekom Curacao: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Malawi: SuperSport St Christopher: Fox Sports Slovenia: Pro Plus, SportKlub Democratic Republic of Congo: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Malaysia/Brunei: Astro St Eustatius: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Spain: Antena 3 & TV3, beIN Sports (Mediapro) Djibouti: beIN Sports, Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport Maldives: Ten Sports St Helena & Ascension: SuperSport Sweden: Viasat Dominica: Fox Sports Mali: Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport St Kitts & Nevis: Fox Sports Switzerland: SRG, Canal+ France, Sky Deutschland Dominican Republic: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Mariana Islands: beIN Sports, Fox Sports St Lucia: Fox Sports Turkey: TTNET (TRT) Ecuador: RTS, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Marshall Islands: beIN Sports St Martin: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Ukraine: Media Group Ukraine Egypt: beIN Sports Martinique: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc St Pierre & Miquelon: Fox Sports, ESPN Inc United Kingdom: ITV, BT Sport, News UK El Salvador: Canal 4, Fox Sports, ESPN Inc Mauritania: beIN Sports, Canal+ Afrique, SuperSport St Vincent & the Grenadines: Fox Sports Sport 24 hold the rights for in-flight and in-ship broadcasts
Monaco duo to miss Dortmund first-leg
Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has announced the 20 players, who found their place in the squad for UEFA Champions league quarterfinal first-leg against Borussia Dortmund. Midfielder Tiemoue Bakoyoko and defender Djibril Sidibe will not be able to play in the clash. The French internationals will miss the game due to different reasons. The midfielder is suspended, as he counts for excess of yellow cards gathered in UEFA Champions League matches. As regards the 24-year-old right-back, he is hospitalized with appendicitis and is not likely to be fit for the Tuesday clash. Boschilla and Guido Carrillo will also miss the UCL quarterfinal first-leg due to injuries. The match will take place on Tuesday, April 11.
UCL quarterfinal first-legs referees known
UEFA official website posted the names of the referees to be working at Champions League quarterfinal first-legs. At Juventus vs Barcelona clash (April 11) Polish referee team will be working, headed by Szymon Marciniak (assistant referees: Tomasz Listkiewicz, Pawek Sokolnicki, Pawel Raczkowski, Tomasz Musial; fourth official: Radoslaw Siejka). Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco (April 11) clash will be judged by Italian referees, with Daniele Orsato being the head referee (assistant referees: Mauro Tonolini, Lorenzo Manganelli, Paolo Valeri, Massimiliano Irrati; fourth official: Alessandro Costanzo). Another Italian referee group will be working at Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid (April 12) match, with Nicola Rozzoli being appointed the head referee for the game. The assistant referees are Riccardo Di Fiore, Filippo Meli, Luca Banti, Antonio Damato. The fourth official is Elenito Di Liberatore. Ateltico Madrid vs Leicester City (April 12) game will be judged y the Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson and his crew (assistant referees: Mathias Klasenius, Daniel Warnmark, Stefan Johannesson, Markus Strombergsson; fourth oficial: Mehmet Culum).