Field View: UEFA Soccer Finals And Recap Of The Action
(Maximum Sports Channels – Carlos Ortega
) This week we will be reporting on lots of action in the world of soccer and as usually we will talk about the best matches played. So let’s get started !!!
AC Milan vs Juventus 0-1 (Serie A): Another final is over. Good game by Milan, and congrats to Juventus as well for winning the final, and achieving back to back doubles. I don’t like the idea of Juventus getting back Morata just to sell him, so hopefully he can stay in Turin and keep forming a great partnership with Dybala, and help the team keep winning more silverwares and constantly challenge for the Champions League. I’m surprised by how strong Milan came out against Juve; it wasn’t necessarily a bad game for them, but the passes in the final third just couldn’t connect. Unlucky finish for a chance at EL, but decent display from Milan, especially from Gigio & Jack. Best of luck to both teams next season.
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund 0-0, 4-3 Penalties (DFB Pokal): Congrats to Bayern for winning the final. It was a hard fought game from both teams, and tough luck to Dortmund for losing another final, but they played well and gave it their all. Hopefully they can have success in the following years, and best of luck next season. As for Bayern, great job on winning the game and getting a domestic double with Pep leaving on a high note. BVB had a fantastic year. They matched “this” Bayern side for almost an entire season. Their point tally would’ve won the league most seasons. Future is bright if they can improve their global strategy (sadly, can’t win without capitalism and everything that goes with it). With that said, Tuchel proved once again why he’s one of the best coaches in the game. Best of luck to you guys as well next season, and it’ll be interesting to watch the team under Ancelotti. Good game to both teams.
Liverpool vs Sevilla 1-3 (FA Cup): Congrats to Sevilla for the win. They are a fantastic team who accomplished a great feat. Tough luck to Liverpool, and they started well and had some shouts for handballs, but Sevilla showed their class and why they’re the defending champions and one of the best teams in Spain. Liverpool were great in their direct through and long balls in first half but lost many midfield battles to Sevillas stronger tactical IQ mids. Once Sevilla smelled blood it was over. Sevilla read that Liverpool looked shaky when backed into their ow box and exposed their crap penalty area defending.
Liverpool is good, will be better next year but their great up-high pressing and direct-ball plays need to be matched by good penalty area defending. Since they don’t play a high possession % style, they need to learn that in cup finals they will tested in their own end.
It’s a disappointing result for Liverpool to lose another final and a chance for champions league next season, but they should learn from this, and under the guidance of Klopp along with the right signings, they can improve next season. As for Sevilla, their 3rd consecutive win shows Spanish dominance on the European stage, and now they’ll be aiming to fight for the double against Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final. Good game and best of luck to both teams for next season.