Good Morning folks!
The Champions League is carrying on like the Super League was never really a thing, and we’re all lapping it up as though these teams didn’t try to destroy football just last week. Anyway, Man City traveled to Paris for the first leg of their Champions League semi final against PSG, looking to get the better of Neymar, Kyliann Mbappe and the whole gang and taking a lead back to Manchester. They ended up doing exactly that!
It was an actual game of two halves, thus justifying the massively overused cliche, with Pochettino’s PSG getting the better of the first half, going in at half time with a 1-0 lead, after Marquinhos headed home an Angel Di Maria corner. However, Pep Guardiola’s Man City came out strong in the second half, and scored from a Kevin De Bruyne cross and a Riyad Mahrez free kick. City were incredibly dominant in the second half, and easily could have scored more, especially after Idrissa Gueye received a red card with about 15 minutes left. PSG will now have to overturn this deficit when they travel to the Etihad next week.
BVB 21/22 Home Kit Leaked
Borussia Dortmund recently unveiled a special 90s throwback kit, bringing back the neon yellow for one game only. It was incredibly popular with fans, and many rushed to the BVB shop to get a piece, including myself. But just a week later, we may be getting a little look at next season’s garms! According to Footy Headlines, this will be next season’s home kit.
It seems to have received mixed reviews, but personally I’m a big fan. I’ll have to work out who still plays for us when I decide whose name to get on the back.
Dortmund Linked to ALL OF THE GOALKEEPERS
Over the last six months, various sources have linked BVB to just about every goalkeeper under the sun, but in recent weeks the media seems to be looking to complete the set. Previously, Dragowski, Onana, Nubel, Gulasci, Maignan, and Casteels were all mentioned, but now Gregor Kobel, Predrag Rajkovic, and Ugurcan Cakir have been added to the list.
Not only are we considering buying basically anybody that stops long enough for us to engage them in a conversation about the exciting prospect of playing behind a backline made up of a broken picket fence and the withered corpse of Mats Hummels, we’re also looking to sell Roman Burki for a multipack of Toffee Crisp.
To be quite honest, I’m not sure what to believe at this point. It is highly likely that some of this is nonsense, maybe all of it, but it’s hard to discern which rumors to dismiss. If BVB are genuinely looking at all these goalkeepers, then I’d be a little concerned about their scouting process (at least with regard to goalkeepers), but maybe it’s all total nonsense.
Marwin Hitz Donates Stem Cells to Help Stranger Fight Leukemia
Meanwhile, our current starting goalkeeper, Marwin Hitz, has too much on his plate to be worrying about who he will be competing with next season. According to The Sun (which means it’s probably an elaborate lie meant to pump up support for the Tories), Marwin Hitz recently donated stem cells to help someone suffering with leukemia, after discovering he is a match.
A very wholesome story. Splendid.
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What are your thoughts on the leaked kit?