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For the game against the number 13 of La Liga, coach Xavi had made a base for Luuk de Jong. Last week, the Dutchman was the big man on the side of Barcelona with the winning goal and he was allowed to prove himself again against Granada. Dani Alves returned to the starting lineup after six years. At 38 years and 247 days, the Brazilian is now the oldest player ever to play for Barcelona in a league game.

Sickbay is emptying

To Xavi’s relief, the infirmary at Barcelona is slowly but surely emptying. The club had to deal with a wave of corona infections in the selection around the turn of the year. More than ten players tested positive and many players were injured.

On Saturday evening, the coach also had access to Memphis Depay. The Dutchman returned to the match selection after a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for almost a month. He still started on the couch. Sergiño Dest was also there again. The match against Granada came too early for Frenkie de Jong. The Orange international is struggling with a muscle strain.

Luuk de Jong shows himself

After ten minutes it seemed that Luuk de Jong opened the score for Barcelona. However, the VAR concluded that Pablo Gavi had been offside by a few millimeters earlier in the attack and so the party for the Catalans was canceled. Not much later, Luuk de Jong showed himself again and it was close to the fact that the Dutchman had gone around the world with a phenomenal scorpion kick. To his own disappointment, the striker saw the leather disappear just over the goal.

Goal De Jong

In the second act, Luuk de Jong had luck on his side. More than ten minutes after the break he headed the ball hard against the ropes after an assist from Alves and he was therefore rewarded for his strong first half. The goal turned out to be his last move, as Xavi pulled him aside shortly afterwards and brought Memphis inside the lines to clinch victory.

Ten minutes before the end, Barcelona had to continue with ten men after Gavi received his second yellow print. Five minutes later, it looked like Pique would also be sent to the dressing room, but the referee spared him. Granada smelled blood and the equalizer was in the air from that moment on. A minute before regular time was over, Antonio Puertas actually made it 1-1. So it was still a painful evening for Barcelona that let the victory slip through the fingers.

Due to Real Sociedad’s victory over Celta (1-0), Barcelona dropped one place in La Liga. It is now sixth with 32 points from twenty matches.

Real Madrid will win

Unlike Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid managed to win on Saturday evening. Orange’s Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen hoped to make it difficult for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, but eventually had to ‘just’ believe it. Real won at home with large numbers: 4-1.

In the opening phase, the Dutch keeper kept Valencia going with some fantastic saves. First he prevented Eder Militao’s opening goal with a cat-like reflex and not much later he also beat Asensio. Valencia owed it to Cillessen that it was still in the game after half an hour.

The home side took the lead on the stroke of half-time. Karim Benzema scored his 300th goal in the shirt of Real Madrid from eleven meters and Cillessen was therefore beaten. Shortly after the break, the Dutchman also received the second goal. Vinícius Júnior was played by Benzema and signed for his thirteenth of the season. It didn’t take long before Cillessen had to clear his goal again, after Vinícius also made his second of the evening: 3-0.

With fifteen minutes left on the clock, Valencia did something back, but the final agreement was ultimately for the home team. Benzema signed for the final score with his second of the evening: 4-1.

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FC Utrecht has strengthened itself for next season with Nick Viergever. The defender comes over from Greuther Fürth and signs a two-year contract in the Domstad, the club announced on Monday. known

“With his qualities and experience, Nick is of added value to FC Utrecht in several respects,” said technical director Jordy Zuidam. “He is keen to contribute to the further development of FC Utrecht in the coming seasons.”

The 32-year-old Viergever was under contract with Greuther Fürth this season. With the German club he relegated from the Bundesliga without a chance. Before that, the left-footed defender was active at PSV for three years.

Viergever also previously played for Ajax, AZ and Sparta Rotterdam. In total, the three-time international of the Dutch national team played 450 matches in professional football, making him the most experienced player in the selection of FC Utrecht.

Viergever is considered the replacement for Willem Janssen at FC Utrecht. The captain will put an end to his career after the play-offs for European football. He will continue as technical director at VVV-Venlo after this season.

Viergever is FC Utrecht’s fourth reinforcement for next season. Previously, the disappointing number seven of the competition recorded Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich II), Luuk Brouwers (Go Ahead Eagles) and Joshua Rawlins (Perth Glory).

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Heracles puts trainer Frank Wormuth on the street just before the play-offs | Football

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Technical director Tim Gilissen: „We spoke with Frank, the staff and the players today, and it has become apparent that there is insufficient confidence to enter these play-offs with Frank as head coach. We believe that we should break something based on this information. The technical staff, led by René Kolmschot and supported by the group of players, will do everything they can to achieve enforcement. We think Frank is a professional, and we owe him a lot of thanks for the past four seasons. We are making this decision with a heavy heart, but in the best interests of the club at this important stage.”

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