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UEFA releases Champions League third qualifying round draw

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The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020 / 21 UEFA Champions League , made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Monday :
Ferencvaros ( HUN ) v Dinamo Zagreb ( CRO )
Qarabag ( AZE ) v Molde ( NOR)
Omonia Nicosia ( CYP ) v Red Star Belgrade ( SRB )
Midtjylland ( DEN) v Young Boys ( SUI )
Maccabi Tel- Aviv ( ISR ) v Dinamo Brest ( BLR )
PAOK ( GRE) v Benfica ( POR )
Dynamo Kiev ( UKR ) v AZ Alkmaar ( NED)
Gent ( BEL ) v Rapid Vienna ( AUT )
– Ties to be played on September 15 or 16 with winners advancing to play- off round
– Ties will be played as one -off straight knockout matches , rather than over two legs , because of the complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic

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Injured Coutinho to miss Juventus clash

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Philippe Coutinho has sustained a hamstring injury and will miss Barcelona’ s Champions League game at Juventus on Wednesday .
Tests on Sunday showed an injury to Coutinho ’ s left hamstring, Barca confirmed after the midfielder played 90 minutes of Saturday ’ s 3 -1 defeat by Real Madrid in La Liga.
“ Exactly how long that means he will be out of action depends on how the injury evolves ,” the club added .

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Ajax Beats VVV – Venlo 13 – 0, Lassina Traore Scores Five

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Dutch giants Ajax recorded the biggest victory in Eredivisie history with a 13-0 thrashing at mid-table side VVV-Venlo, who had a player sent off.
Ajax, who lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, surpassed their previous record – a 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972.
Teenager Lassina Traore scored five, while Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, 20, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 37, scored twice.
Dusan Tadic, Antony, Daley Blind and Lisandro Martinez scored the rest.
Defender Christian Kum, 35, was sent off for VVV-Venlo in the second half with the team already trailing 4-0.
Burkina Faso international Traore, 19, scored the most goals in a Dutch top-flight match since September 2019, when Donyell Malen netted the same amount for PSV Eindhoven against Vitesse.
He also became the first Ajax player to record five goals in an Eredivisie match since Marco van Basten in 1985 (six) and the first from the club to record three assists in a league match since Frenkie de Jong in 2017.
Traore was two goals short of the Eredivisie record set by former Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves, who scored seven for Heerenveen against Heracles in October 2007.
In terms of biggest winning margins, Ajax’s victory on Saturday was not only the largest in Eredivisie history, but joint-second in the club’s history in all competitions.
Ajax’s biggest win was back in 1984 when they hammered Differdange 14-0 in the Europa League (previously the Uefa Cup).
It was the first time in a decade that any team were able to score at least 10 goals in a single Eredivisie game since PSV recorded a 10-0 win over Feyenoord.
On a day to forget for VVV-Venlo, it was the biggest defeat in the club’s history, surpassing the previous record which was a 10-1 loss to FC Eindhoven in the Eerste Divisie in 1964.
In the Eredivisie, their previous heaviest defeats were by seven-goal margins to Ajax, Heracles Almelo and AZ Alkmaar.

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Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

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images 2020 10 25T120317.857 Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga outfit suffered a heavy defeat to European and German champions Bayern Munich but still found a way to troll Barcelona.
German teams are on another level of cruise
The club wrote on their official Twitter account
⏹ FINAL — We fall to the Champions of Europe by less goals than @FCBarcelona did.

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