Against Valencia win Arsenal in the semi-final first leg. Bayern coach Kovac wants to hide the lack of guarantee of a job. Xavi stops permanently.messages: Overview
Europa League: Of Arsenal FC has the Chance to compete in the final. The London prevailed in the first semi-final with 3:1 (2:1) against FC Valencia. The team of the former football champion Mesut Özil and Shkodran Mustafi had a hard time on Thursday at the Emirates stadium for a long time, but the decisive accents. Both Teams were mostly wary.
The Frenchman Mouctar Diakhaby put the visitors in front with a Header from a short distance (11. Minute). With a double pack of his compatriot Alexandre turned Lacazette the game: First of all, he used the preliminary work of the previous dortmun founder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (18.), then he met by the head of the submission of the former Gladbachers Granit Xhaka (26.). Aubameyang was in the injury time the final score (90. +1). The return leg takes place next Thursday, the venue for the finals is on 29. May Baku in Azerbaijan.
Bundesliga, FC Bayern: Niko Kovac does not want to deal in the championship chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge final sprint with the absence of a job guarantee by the Board of management. "I'll take the true, that is correct. I can't deal with it now. We have a really difficult task," said the coach of FC Bayern in Munich on Thursday. On Saturday, the home game is against Hannover 96.
"I'll try to hide, because it doesn't help that I am dealing with in addition to stuff. Ultimately we need to prepare the team on what is happening on the weekend. We are a table of first, we are in the Cup final. I don't think that's how bad it is," said Kovac. In the Champions League, Liverpool FC was in the second round last stop.
Chairman of the Board Rummenigge had refused Kovac, in spite of up to 2021 the current contract, recently repeated a guarantee of a job. "We have a normal relationship. Since there are no problems at all," said Kovac, with a view to Rummenigge. "Internally, if everything is okay. I must Express my power. If I bring you, I think, it is not necessary to discuss at all." The Treaty of Kovac runs up to 30. June 2021.
Against Hannover will have to do without the Coach in addition to captain Manuel Neuer, whose Comeback is still planned in the next week with the Cup final opponent RB Leipzig, on James. The Colombian has since his substitution in the 1:1 in Nürnberg muscular problems. "This will not be enough for the weekend," said Kovac. Javi Martínez has not trained because of knee pain on Thursday with the team, but can accrue.
BVB, Achraf Hakimi: of The loan player toying with a premature return to Real Madrid. "It would be a dream if I could as soon as possible return to Madrid. I'd be lying if I would say that I want to. We wait to see what happens," said the foreign defenders of the Bundesliga soccer team from Dortmund to the Spanish TV channel #Vamos. He was a "Madridista", Real is the best club in the world"". His decision to go to Germany, but this was not correct.
The 20-year-old Moroccan national team player was changed last summer from Real Madrid on loan for the turf club and is supposed to stay until 2020 at BVB. Hakimi had on 27. Round 2:0 home victory of his team against VfL Wolfsburg with a broken metatarsal drawn and completed his rehab, currently in the Spanish capital. He hopes to have a similar development as in the case of Dani Carvajal, who had gathered in Bayer Leverkusen's experience and upon his return to the Royal tribe of players.
football Xavi: The former midfielder of FC Barcelona, ended his active career as a footballer and wants to be a Trainer. The 39-Year-old currently plays for Qatari Club Al-Sadd, will not continue his career after the season. "It is a privilege to 39 football was to play," Xavi is quoted on Thursday on the Website of Barça. "It's my last season as a player, but I can't wait to see what the future holds for me as a coach." In April, Xavi had won with Al-Sadd in the championship. His Team is still represented in the Asian Champions League. Xavi played between 1998 and 2015 for the first team of Barcelona and celebrated with the Catalans numerous successes. With the club reportedly 767 operations in official matches, he is the record player of the club. In 2010, Xavi also won with the Spanish national team to the world Cup title and the 2008 and 2012 European Champions.
sports policy, DFB: of The German football Association (DFB) has received a surprising application for the vacant President post. The General Public is virtually unknown Ute Groth, Chairman of the DJK TuSA 06 Düsseldorf, wants to Grindel, the successor of the resigned, Reinhard. Already in the beginning of April, they had submitted the application.
"I would like to change my candidacy is something we need honest, engaging people in voluntary work and at the top of the DFB. As the Chairman of DJK-club I'm wearing a special responsibility, I have gathered enough life experience," is quoted the 60-year-old Groth, in a communication of the Catholic sports Association DJK.
Groth is a project Manager in the construction of hospitals and, since 2007, according to information from 1200 members counting the düsseldorf branch of the DJK. The Association has a total of Clubs with approximately 500 000 members in 1100.
"We support the application of Ute Groth, particularly because for the first time a Person could hold the Post at the top of the German football Association, which is independent, feminine and has its roots in DJK has," said DJK-President Elsbeth Beha: "you will be in the top position of their Best."