Paris St Germain’s disappointing run in the French league continued after a 4-2 defeat against Bastia, who are struggling against the threat of relegation for much of the season.
Bastia moved outside of the relegation zone as a result of this victory, but they were not given much of a chance before the start of the match. This is despite PSG struggling for form in recent weeks. This latest defeat means that the reigning champions have managed just one win in the last five league matches. This poor form coupled with table leaders Olympic Marseille being in impeccable form – they have won the last five league matches without exception – is set to bring about a new champion in the French league. Continue reading
Swedish national football team is not happy drawing their scores with Russian squad. Both the teams ended up with a 1-1 tie in their last Euro 2016 Qualifying match.
According to Swedish midfielder Jimmy Durmaz, Ibrahimovic’s (Zlatan) injury absence was quite tough for his squad in the Russia match.
“It is always different & difficult to play sans Zlatan & Albin”, remarked the Sweden midfielder whilst expressing his frustrations over the draw. “They are two really great players- specifically Zlatan. When you have him on the field, you can be assured of a completely different match. Today Ola came up with one good goal & that’s fantastic for him. It is not at all good that he is injured which implies that we should take good care of him now.
Usually, I stay on wings. With Ekdal injured, I got up to midfield & played there. I felt actually great in that very position- that is absolutely no issue for me.
I am very disappointed right now. We had the opportunities to triumph at this game & we had this penalty which we missed, it happens sometimes. It is football.”
The Swedish coach was however relieved to have not lost out on the match at least. “We began really well & their goal was like a bad punch right in stomach”, stated Erik Hamrén, the Swedish coach. “I am glad that we were able to bounce back, even though we missed out on the penalty factor. However, in the final 20 minutes, our boys lacked energy. Antonsson asked for a sub yet we got him some good bananas & energy which helped him continue. I feel Granqvist & Antonsson performed really well. I must credit Durmaz – both for winning the penalty & great assistance.”