UCL: He’s massive talent – Rangnick names one regular player in United XI
Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick has identified Mason Greenwood as one of the players that would become regular in United XI.
Greenwood netted the opener in United’s dead rubber Champions League clash with Young Boys on Wednesday.
Ralf Rangnick made 11 changes, including starting Greenwood in the attack and the 20-year-old opened the scoring with a stunner.
Rangnick said afterwards that “My job is to make an athlete out of him,” as he expressed delight by the display of “massive talent” and now wants to help him develop physically and mentally.
Champions League: All the teams that have dropped into Europa League
Barcelona is definitely the biggest club that will play in the Europa League in the new year.
The LaLiga giants were thrashed 3-0 by Bayern Munich in their last Group E fixture on Wednesday, a result that saw that finish in third place.
However, some other notable teams will play in Europe’s second-tier competition.
Borussia Dortmund, FC Porto, RB Leipzig have all dropped into the Europa League from the Champions League this season.
They will be joined by Sevilla, Sheriff Tiraspol and Zenit.
The last club to join them will be determined when Atalanta take on Villarreal on Thursday.
The game was moved from Wednesday because of heavy snowing.
You couldn’t cope – Muller mocks Barcelona as they drop into Europa League
Bayern Munich forward, Thomas Muller has said Barcelona are unable to cope with intensity in top-level football.
Muller stated this on Wednesday night, after they beat the LaLiga side 3-0 in their final Champions League group game.
The result means that Benfica finished as runners-up in the group and Barca dropped into the Europa League.
This is the first time since the 2000/2001 season that the Catalans have failed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Zenit St Petersburg 3-3 Chelsea: Magomed Ozdoev scores 94th-minute equaliser as Blues surrender top spot in Champions League group
Match report as Zenit St Petersburg deny Chelsea top spot in Champions League Group H and seeding position in the last 16; Timo Werner had scored twice with Romelu Lukaku also on target in topsy-turvy game in Russia
Magomed Ozdoev’s 94th-minute screamer consigned a much-changed Chelsea to a damaging 3-3 draw against Zenit St Petersburg as they surrendered top spot in Champions League Group H on Wednesday.
Timo Werner scored twice as Thomas Tuchel’s side thought they had survived a scare in a thrilling contest in Russia, but Ozdoev pulled a rabbit out of the hat deep into stoppage time to ensure Juventus finished as group winners by virtue of their 1-0 win over Malmo in Turin.
Werner gave the visitors the lead inside 90 seconds when he converted from close range but quickfire goals from Claudinho (39) and Sardar Azmoun (41) in sib-zero temperatures gave Zenit a half time lead.
Barcelona crash out after Bayern Munich defeat – Champions League round-up
Bayern Munich complete a perfect Champions League group stage record as Barcelona are eliminated; Lille seal top spot in Group G as Red Bull Salzburg take second place off Sevilla, who enter Europa League play-off.
Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, failing to make it past the group stage of the competition for the first time since the 2000/01 season.
First-half goals from Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane put the Germans, who won all six matches to top Group E, firmly in the driving seat before Jamal Musiala tapped in the third just past the hour.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / Dec 9, 2021