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PSV Eindhoven beat PAOK in their last duel test with Galatasaray
10.19 pm: PSV Eindhoven beat PAOK 1-0 in a friendly match. Noni Madwicki scored the winning goal in Eindhoven in the first half. Half an hour later he shot from close range after Marco van Ginkel’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper.
The confrontation with the Greeks was the last preparatory match for PSV Eindhoven to face Turkish Galatasaray in the preliminary rounds of the European Champions League. Eindhoven will meet the Turks at home next Wednesday, and after a week the return will be in Istanbul. PSV Eindhoven must survive three rounds to reach the group stage.
PSV coach Roger Schmidt gave a different performance in both halves. Goalkeeper Joel Drumel and defenders Andre Ramalho and Philip Moeny made their debuts at their new club’s stadium. The trio was in the beginning, just like Mario Gotze.
In the second half, Mo Ihtaren and Norway’s Fredrik Obgaard were among the others. Not all of the selection members were present at the last match of the setup. Some players are missing due to injuries, vacations, special circumstances or international obligations.
About 20,000 fans attended the match, which was held at Phillips Stadium under heavy rain.
Inter start Serie A at home against Genoa
9:12 PM: Inter Milan kick off at home to Genoa on Sunday, August 22nd, to defend their Serie A title, as the Italian Football Association announced on Wednesday the program for the 2021-2022 season.
Inter ended Juventus’ nine-year reign last season, winning the league title for the first time since 2010. Simone Inzaghi took charge at Milan as head coach from Antonio Conte, who led Inter to the title last season.
Milan, who finished second, will face a team from Genoa in the match against Sampdoria, while third-placed Atalanta will take on Torino. The first Milan derby will take place between Inter Milan and Milan on November 7.
Juventus, who secured their last Champions League spot on the last day of last season, travel to Udinese with Massimilano Allegri returning to the bench. The 53-year-old is an old Juventus acquaintance. He led Turin to five consecutive titles and four Italian Cups over the past decade. He was dismissed in 2019.
Twenty Russians are welcome back to international events
6:26 pm: World Athletics has announced that an additional 20 Russian athletes will be allowed to appear in international events again this year. Athletes may compete under a neutral flag.
A total of 143 Russian athletes now meet the exceptional criteria set by world athletics. According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, five athletes have not been allowed to return to stadiums.
The Russian Federation has been suspended since late 2015, after evidence of widespread and regulated use of doping was found. Athletes from Russia have not been welcomed at international events for years. Only if they can demonstrate that they are practicing their completely doping-free sport and have no history of doping can they participate under a neutral flag.
The World Association of Athletics Federations of Athletics decided before the Games that a maximum of ten athletes from Russia could go to Tokyo.
Van de Zandscholp beats defending champion at Dutch Open
6.09 pmButch van de Zandscholp has reached the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open tennis tournament in Amersfoort. The 25-year-old was too strong in the second round for German Mats Moraing, who won the first edition of the Challenge Championship last year. 6-3 became 7-5 for the 132nd in the world, which took second place in his country.
Van de Zandscholp will meet his compatriot Jesper de Jong (21) in the quarter-finals on Friday, who was very strong for the Egyptian Mohamed Safwat in three sets: 2-6, 6-1, 6-4. De Jong, who surprisingly won his rival in Kazakhstan last month, is world number 263.
Gilly Sales, who admitted a wild card, also joined the quarter-finals. He beat Russian Alexei Vatutin 6-2, 6-2.
Tallon groenpoor was placed first in Amersfoort, where the ATP tournament was held until 2008. However, the license was then transferred to the Novak Djokovic family, who organized a tournament in Belgrade. Last year, the championship returned to Amersfoort as Challenger, at the ALTA tennis club.
Alfa Romeo and Sauber have been linked for even longer
5:33 pm The Italian auto brand and engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo will continue to be active in Formula 1 in the coming years. The Italian brand has expanded its collaboration with Swiss racing specialist Sauber. An agreement was reached “for several years”. Alfa Romeo did not say exactly how many years.
Alfa Romeo returned to Formula 1 in 2018 as the supplier of Sauber engines. A year later, the team’s name was changed to Alfa Romeo Racing.
Italian Antonio Giovinazzi and Finn Kimi Raikkonen are the drivers of Alfa Romeo this year. In the World Cup standings, the team occupies eighth place after nine races with two points. The 10th Grand Prix will be held on Sunday at Silverstone, England.
Russian tennis star stranded in first round in Lausanne
4:15 pm Tennis star Arantexa Ross stranded in the first round of the clay court tournament in Lausanne.
The Dutch sixth seed lost in three sets to 19-year-old Russian Kamila Rakimova. The match ended after more than 3 hours: 7-6 (6) 5-7 7-5.
Rakhimova is number 132 in the world ranking. Ross (30) ranked 85th in the world ranking.
AZ tied in the last minute against KRC Genk in Belgium
2:58 pm AZ narrowly escaped first defeat in pre-season training. Thijs Oosting took the equalizer shortly before the game with KRC Genk, coach John van den Brom’s (formerly AZ) team, 1-1.
Cyriel Dessers scored on behalf of the home team. Ex-NAC Breda, FC Utrecht and Heracles Almelo took advantage of goalkeeper Hobby Verhulst’s hesitation in the 78th minute: 1-0. Arizona’s defeat seemed inevitable, but Osting fired in the last minute.
AZ was missing for various reasons, among them Marco Bizot, Calvin Stengs, Myron Boadu, Owen Wijndal and Teun Koopmeiners. Vangelis Pavlidis (formerly Willem II) captured the first minutes of play at Alkmaar club in Genk.
Perry to miss the start of the competition at Twente due to a back injury
2:09 pm: FC Twente will have to dispense with Kick Berry at the start of the new competition. The 20-year-old defender has a back injury. According to Enschede, the Ajax mercenary is currently following an individual training programme. “It will not be deployable in the coming period,” Twente said, without providing further details.
Perry played 24 matches in the Eredivisie last season on behalf of Twente. For the next season, Ajax leased him to the Tukkers again. Berry still has a three-year contract with the Amsterdam club.
Croatian national coach Lackner 3×3 basketball players
12:48 PM: Lucky Lackner will work for the Dutch Basketball Association as the national coach for the 3×3 basketball players. He is the successor to Hakim Salem who left the association last month and continues as the club’s coach in Switzerland. The born Croat lived and worked in the Netherlands for years.
In 2005, Lackner became the head coach of the women’s Lions team from Landsmere in the Eredivisie and won eighteen awards with this club, including five national titles. As a national coach, he led the Netherlands Women’s Under-20 team to a bronze medal in the European Championship in the First Division in 2018. He resigned as coach of the Apollo Amsterdam men’s team at the beginning of this year.
Lackner will take the Orange Lions under his wing until the 3×3 European Basketball Championships in Paris in September.
Unlike men, Dutch 3×3 basketball players did not qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Luten battles fatigue in the run-up to the British Open
10.40 am: Just Lutton will start his eighth British Open on Thursday in good spirits. A brief test ride at the Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich went as planned. He played eleven holes on the “Extremely Hard Track” on the English East Coast and had no physical problems.
“My swing felt good and fortunately my back didn’t hurt,” Luten said. “I noticed my body is tired, I feel all kinds of little aches. Those aches and pains are part of the major sport, I used to, but now it’s more than usual.”
Luiten urgently returned from Tenerife in the first weekend of May due to severe abdominal pain, where he participated in a tournament. No surgery was necessary after his second diagnosis in the Netherlands and more than three weeks later he was able to return on the European tour. With varying degrees of success, the 35-year-old Bleiswijker has played a number of tournaments towards The Open in England.
Luten: “When I started having problems with my intestines in Tenerife and had to go back to Holland, I lay lying flat for two weeks, and couldn’t do anything. When I became pain-free again, I started training hard to be fit fast again. When back to Backwards, I may have done a lot too soon and my body is now reacting to it. But during my training run here at Sandwich I had absolutely no issues and was able to swing freely and I’m really looking forward to playing a major role again this week.”
Luiten made his major debut ten years ago and that was also the British Open in a sandwich. He finished 63rd at the time. His best result in seven entries was No. 32 in 2019. “The weather forecast for the next few days looks good with a lot of sunshine, so the track is going to get more difficult. If there’s a little wind, the scores won’t drop.”
Rashford left for three months after shoulder surgery
8.36 am: Manchester United can’t have Marcus Rashford at the start of the new season. The BBC reported that the 23-year-old had surgery on his shoulder and was then sidelined for nearly three months.
Rashford did indeed suffer a shoulder injury in the final stage of last season, but he has postponed the surgery until after the European Football Championship. England reached the final at that tournament, losing to Italy on penalties. Rashford was one of the English players who missed a penalty.
Qatar starts the Gold Cup with a draw with Panama
7.44 am: Qatar failed to win the first match in the Gold Cup. The three-time Asian champion lost a lead in Houston to Panama, 3-3. All goals came after the end of the first half. Rolando Blackburn scored two goals for Panama.
Qatar will compete in the Gold Cup, the championship of teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, in preparation for the World Championship next year. Qatar organizes this tournament.
In the same group, Honduras beat Grenada 4-0. Jerry Bengtson scored before the end of the first half. After the break, Edwin Solano, Johnny Leveron, and Rommel Quito all did.
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