Month: October 2023 (Page 2 of 9)

‘Monster’ Kim Min-jae to start against Darmstadt…finally working with Werkle GK Neuer

Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae started against Darmstadt and retained his place at center back. He will partner with team captain and world-class goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the first time this season.

Bayern Munich have announced their starting lineup for their Bundesliga match against Darmstadt in the ninth round of the 2023/24 season at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on August 28 at 10:30 p.m. (ET). The Bavarians sit third in the Bundesliga with 20 points (6 wins, 2 draws) heading into the ninth round of matches, behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen (7 wins, 1 draw – 22 points) and second-placed Stuttgart (7 wins, 1 draw – 21 points).

The hosts lined up in a 4-2-3-1. Manuel Neuer gets the goalkeeping gloves, while Alfonso Davies, Kim Min-Jae, Matthias Dürich and Nusair Mazrouei make up the back four. Jozua Kimmich and Konrad Reimer guarded the back three, while Kingsley Coman, Jamal Moussaouiallah, and Leroy Zane made up the back two. Harry Kane was named up front.

Kim Min-jae was also named in the starting lineup for the game. Since the third round match against Mönchengladbach, where he acclimatized to the league, Kim has played full-time in every match except the League Cup. He has shown off his defensive and passing abilities while playing a lot of minutes.

He started and played the full match against Mönchengladbach, an opponent Munich hadn’t won away from home in four years, and showed off his passing ability as well as his aerial dominance and pace to cover the back four. Since then, Kim has been nearly consistent in the league, starting against Leverkusen and ending against Mainz. The only disappointing game was against RB Leipzig, where he struggled against Roy Offenda, but it wasn’t just him as Munich faltered badly as a whole. 온라인카지노

In the previous league game, against Mainz, Kim also kept the opposition at bay, and even celebrated with Dürricht after denying them a crucial chance late in the game. Just three days earlier, he was equally impressive against Galatasaray in the third leg of the UEFA Champions League group stage. In 90 minutes, he completed 90% of his passes, made seven recoveries, two interceptions, two clearances, and four successful ball contests.

Chungnam Asan ace Park Dae-hoon on his late burst, “If not for injuries…”

Chungnam Asan FC has been playing such a fertile soccer that it finds good players every season. After Kim In-gyun and Yoo Kang-hyun (Daejeon Hana Citizen), Park Dae-hoon, who has been recognized as Chungnam Asan’s ace, regretted his early season injury.

Chungnam Asan won 2-0 at home against Cheonan City FC in the 37th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at 4 p.m. on April 28 at Yi Sun-sin Stadium. The team moved up to ninth place with 42 points after winning all three matches against Cheonan this season.

The game was highlighted by the performance of Park Dae-hoon, who started the game as the top striker and assisted on the first goal in the 15th minute as well as Kang Min-kyu’s wedge goal six minutes into the second half. He almost made it a multi-goal game on a penalty kick opportunity in the 31st minute, but had to settle for a shot that hit the crossbar.

“It felt good to win the last home game of the season 2-0,” he said in the post-match press conference, “but I’m sorry that (coach Park Dong-hyuk) trusted me and gave me a penalty kick opportunity. My teammates defended hard and we won,” he said, expressing his gratitude and apologies.

Park Dong-hyuk expected Park Dae-hoon to fill the void left by last season’s ace striker Yoo Kang-hyun, who left for Daejeon. However, Park failed to live up to expectations due to injuries and poor form in the first half of the season. In the second half of the season, he found his form and started to taste goals, and has lived up to expectations with six goals so far this season.

“I had some injuries this season, otherwise I would have repaid the faith,” Park said.

He made up for it with his performance at the end of the season. “I originally set a goal of scoring double digits before the season started. I couldn’t play many games. I’d say 6-70 points,” he said. 스포츠토토

Chungnam Asan has a tradition of buying coffee for the player who scores the most goals. Park Dae-hoon had to open his wallet a lot with his recent performance. He said, “I think I scored a goal by buying coffee. I’m going to do it again,” he said happily.

“If he’s healthy, he’s valuable” Kershaw’s decision is important, 136-win veteran who was traded has a lot to live up to

As Clayton Kershaw (35, Los Angeles Dodgers) weighs his options for next season, his decision will impact the organization’s starting rotation.

“How Kershaw spends this winter will play a big role in the Dodgers’ offseason,” Sports Illustrated (SI) reported on Sunday.

Last year, Kershaw turned down a multi-year deal offered by the Dodgers and signed a one-year, $20 million contract. It’s the second straight year he’s signed a one-year deal after the three-year, $93 million deal he signed after the 2018 season ended.

The reason why he continues to sign short-term contracts despite his stellar performance is because of his aging body.

Kershaw struggled with injuries again this year. Despite missing some time with a shoulder injury, he still managed to go 13-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 24 games, striking out 137 batters in 131⅔ innings.

But in the postseason, he broke it. A fall baseball nightmare ensued. In Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 8, Kershaw pitched his worst game of the season, allowing six runs on six hits (one home run) and one walk in ⅓ inning (35 pitches).

As a result, Kershaw is considering retirement. He is currently in talks with his family.

Depending on his decision, the Dodgers’ offseason plans could change. For now, they’ll have to start bolstering their starting rotation.

They’ll also need to clear up some traffic. They’ll have to decide whether to keep Lance Lynn, whom they acquired in a trade, or part ways with him.

At the trade deadline in July, the Dodgers acquired Lin, a 136-win “veteran,” to bolster their starting rotation. It was a great move, but it didn’t work.

In a Dodger uniform, Lin went 7-2 with a 4.36 ERA in 64 innings over 11 starts. In the postseason, however, he made one start, giving up four runs on six hits and four home runs in 2⅔ innings in Game 3 of the Division Series against Arizona.

Lynn has an $18 million team option for next year. Now the Dodgers must decide whether to exercise it or not. This is predicated on Kershaw’s decision. 굿모닝토토 도메인

“If Kershaw is healthy, he’s a much better starter than Lynn. Kershaw will get $20 million to $25 million, and he’s a better value than Lynn at $18 million.”

“The Dodgers must have realized that they need starting pitching depth to survive the regular season and postseason. The Dodgers could exercise Lynn’s option and wait for Kershaw’s decision. They could also sign two top free agents, as Dodgers president Andrew Freeman recognizes the importance of great pitching.”

‘It’s a touching goodbye’ KS abandons Fluteco, LG and fans feel as he leaves

The goodbyes were sincere, but how do LG teams and fans feel?

LG Twins foreign pitcher Plutko has left Korea. He wasn’t even in the plans for the Korean Series, but now he won’t have to.

LG officially announced that Plutko left the country on Sunday. Plutko had been rehabbing from a pelvic contusion, but ultimately decided he wouldn’t be able to pitch in the Korean Series, so he agreed with the team and boarded the plane.

Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop is trying to minimize the risk of Plutko’s absence so that the team’s mood doesn’t drop ahead of the final game. It was a bold decision to call the season early. It would have been too much of a shock to the team to announce his departure before the Korean Series.

However, going into a big game without your number one starter is a big blow. A starter who went 10 games without a loss through June. Even with Kelly’s struggles, Plutko was able to keep the starting battle alive and set the stage for LG’s regular season title run.

However, he complained of a health issue late in the first half. It’s been swept under the rug because LG is so good, but it was actually a performance controversy, and he packed his bags ahead of the most important stage. Considering he was a foreign player earning a hefty $1.4 million salary, LG could only breathe a sigh of relief.

Plutko said goodbye as he left the country. “My son went to school in Korea. “My son went to school in Korea, and my wife loved Korea,” he said. “I’ve been trying to win for LG when I’m on the mound and when I’m not. LG will win the Korean Series. I will support LG for the rest of my life. Words can’t describe what LG means to me.” 토스카지노 도메인

It’s a touching statement. A foreign player expresses deep affection for the team he played for for two years. But the professional world is not a place that can be filled with affection alone. If a player was truly too sick to throw a ball, no one would have a problem with it, but the fact that he was cleared to pitch by a domestic doctor is a bit of a red flag. Coincidentally, last season, there was also some controversy over his postseason preparation and performance. It certainly doesn’t look like a pretty parting of the ways.

Busan, ‘International Relief and Development NGO’ Good People and Love Hope Box Delivery Ceremony

Busan I-Park, together with Good People, an international relief and development non-governmental organization (NGO), delivered love hope boxes to vulnerable people in the Busan area.

Busan said in a press release on the 27th, “On the 17th, at the Busan Jung-gu Youth Counseling and Welfare Center located in Nampo-dong, Busan, players Kim Dong-soo and Park Se-jin of Busan IPark, center director George Hyun of the Busan Jung-gu Youth Support Center, and Kim Min-chan, a representative of the out-of-school youth support center Dream Dream, held a love hope box delivery ceremony.”

At the delivery ceremony, 30 children who watched the Busan IPark home games at the ‘Love Sharing Zone with Good People’ were presented with love hope boxes containing daily necessities and groceries worth a total of 2 million won.

Since this season, Busan has been inviting children and youth from low-income families in the Busan area to every home game by organizing some of its variable seats as the ‘Love Sharing Zone with Good People’. The seats are funded by a voluntary donation of KRW 14 million worth of tickets from the players and coaching staff at the beginning of the season. Through seven games, a total of 1,012 children and adolescents have watched games in the Love Sharing Zone.

At the handover ceremony, players Kim Dong-soo and Park Se-jin distributed club souvenirs to the children, signed autographs, and took photos with them.

Kim Dong-soo said, 카지노사이트 “I’m proud to see that the children love soccer, and I hope that there will be more of these events.” “I want to help the children feel comfortable coming to the stadium, and I want to create a lot of good memories,” he said.

Busan IPark and Good People plan to continue and develop social contribution activities for culturally marginalized children and adolescents in the Busan area, not just inviting them to watch the game once.

‘Three losses this season’ Jeonbuk aims for revenge against Pohang

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC is in the hunt for a win against the Pohang Steelers. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC will host Pohang in the 35th round of the K League 1 on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Jeonju World Cup Stadium. The only team to have never dropped to Final B since the final round was introduced in 2012, Jeonbuk Hyundai will be looking to restore some pride against Pohang, who have lost three games this season.

In Final A, Jeonbuk Hyundai is in fourth place with 15 wins, seven draws and 12 losses and 52 points. Pohang (15 wins, 14 draws, 5 losses) is second with 59 points.

Previously, Jeonbuk Hyundai failed to collect a single point in three matches against Pohang after conceding a late goal despite playing an evenly matched game. After the disappointment of losing to Pohang, Jeonbuk Hyundai players are determined to get a win in the final match of the season.

The mood at Jeonbuk Hyundai has been high lately. The team has won three straight official matches, including a 3-0 victory over Ryan City in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League in midweek. Jeonbuk Hyundai used a rotation against Ryan City to ensure the team’s fitness, and with the addition of the recent Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalists and the return of captain Hong Jeong-ho from injury, the team is finally at full strength.

“The team is in a good mood,” said Baek Seung-ho, who is preparing for Pohang more intensely than ever. “We have been weak against Pohang this season, so if our fans come to the stadium and support us, we will reward them with a victory,” he said.

On and off the field, there will be photo booths, social media tagging events, and quiz events with Harim, and SPOT, a robot created with Hyundai’s advanced technology, will meet with fans. 메이저사이트

In addition to Lee Soo-bin’s 100th K League game and September’s TikTok Moment awards, actress Kang Mina from IOAI, who is known to be an avid Jeonbuk Hyundai fan, will perform the pre-match ceremony. At halftime, Andre Lewis will give away one Casper car.

11억 먹튀 공백 filled final minutes… Elias pyrotechnics, will we see it again next year?

Before the third game of the semifinals between NC and SSG on the 25th, the SSG pitchers were warming up with a short game of catch. It was as if they were mentally preparing for the all-out battle to come.

After losing both Game 1 and Game 2 at home, SSG added Kim Kwang-hyun, who started Game 2, and Moon Seung-won, who pitched a lot in relief, to the roster for Game 3. Considering the number of pitches and rest periods, it was physically difficult for them to play. SSG manager Kim Won-hyung added, “Elias is also difficult to pitch in Game 3.” However, Roenis Elias, 35, was playing catch with more effort than his teammates. He threw with all his might. He seemed confident in his preparation for Game 4.

Elias pitched eight innings of two-run ball in Game 1 of the semifinals at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 22. Although the team lost the game in the eighth inning after a two-run homer by pinch-hitter Kim Sung-wook, no one could blame Elias for his batting silence. He kept the NC bats at bay by throwing fastballs over 150 kilometers per hour, and he did so aggressively. As a result, no pitcher between Doosan and SSG has shut down the NC bats as well as Elias this fall.

However, as SSG lost Game 3 at Changwon NC Park on the 25th and were eliminated from the series, Elias’ promising season came to an end. The question now is whether we’ll see Elias’ late-season flameout again next year. At this point, the outlook is mixed: maybe, maybe not.

SSG said goodbye to both Wilmer Font and Shawn Morimando, who were foreign pitchers last year and helped the team win the combined title. Technically, Font left Korea on his own accord, and Morimando was not signed by SSG; instead, the team filled the two spots by drafting Ernie Romero as their new ace and then adding Kirk McCarty, a lefty with high upside.

However, Romero was sidelined from camp in Okinawa with shoulder pain. They gave him a lot of time, but he would often stop pitching due to anxiety. It was Elias who was brought in as a replacement, knowing that the injury would not heal in a short period of time and that even if he did, it would be difficult to get him back to 100%. It was clear that he was on the downside of his career, but he still had a pretty spectacular 22-win season in 2014, including 10 wins at the major league level. The $800,000 (roughly $1.1 billion) that was spent on Romero had to be made up for with Elias. 토토사이트

Elias struggled early on in the KBO. He had a fastball, but it was simple. His fastball and changeup had too little velocity difference. Through his first 10 games, he had a 4.19 ERA, which wasn’t what we expected. However, as he adjusted to the KBO, his pitches gradually improved. Since August 9, Elias has pitched 73⅓ innings in 12 games (11 starts) with a respectable 3.31 ERA.

He’s had some ups and downs from game to game, but has been praised for his consistent innings. He basically throws six innings.

‘Three straight wins in UCL group stage + unbeaten in 13 official games’ Barcelona look set to reach round of 16 for first time in three seasons

After a long absence from the European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League round of 16, FC Barcelona is finally within reach of the tournament.

The Blaugrana won 2-1 at home in the third leg of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group H match of the 2023-2024 season on Sunday (June 26) at the Estadio Nou Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. It was Barcelona’s third straight win in the Champions League group stage.

Barcelona came out strong against Shakhtar, attacking from the start. Barcelona took the lead in the 28th minute on a goal by Ferran Torres. The goal was initially ruled offside, but after a VAR review, the goal was allowed to stand. Eight minutes later, in the 36th minute, youth team player Fermín López scored to make it 2-0. In the 17th minute of the second half, Georgi Sudakou pulled a goal back for the hosts, but they held on to the lead until the end.

The win over Shakhtar extends Barcelona’s winning streak in the group stage to three games. Barcelona won their first group game 5-0 against Royal Antwerp in Belgium and their second game 1-0 against Porto. With three wins out of three in the group before the Shakhtar match, the Catalans are firmly in first place in Group H.

The win means two things for Barcelona. First, it maintained Barcelona’s unbeaten run of 13 matches since the start of the 2023/24 season. Barcelona is also currently in third place in the Primera Liga with seven wins and three draws (24 points).

In addition, Barcelona can look forward to reaching the round of 16 for the first time in three seasons after the 2020/21 season. Since reaching the round of 16 in 2020/21, Barcelona has been eliminated in the Champions League group stage each season. In 2021/22, they finished third in Group E behind Bayern Munich and Benfica. Last season, they were drawn in the Group of Death alongside Munich and Inter Milan, finishing third in the group and failing to advance to the round of 16. 토스카지노

Barcelona is a five-time Champions League winner. In 2008/09 and 2014/15, they even won the treble. Their recent Champions League performances have been less than satisfactory, but Barcelona have taken the first steps to restore their honor.

“Champs needs 19 minutes, PSG threatened by Ousmane Dembele”

“Nineteen minutes was enough for Lee Kang-man. He was much cleaner and more decisive in attack than Dembele. He led the Paris Saint-Germain attack with efficiency.”

Lee Kang-In (22, Paris Saint-Germain) showed his potential on a stage of stars. Locals rated him higher than Ousmane Dembele, who started despite a brief appearance as a substitute.

Paris Saint-Germain defeated AC Milan 3-0 in the third leg of their UEFA Champions League Group F match of the 2023-24 season at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France on Monday (June 26). The three points came at a crucial time for the Red Devils, who needed to bounce back from their loss to Newcastle United in the second leg of the group stage to move above Dortmund and into first place. Their opponents, AC Milan, didn’t win until game three and dropped to the bottom of the group.

Paris Saint-Germain took the lead through Kylian Mbappe in the first half and a second-half goal. Lee took the field for Dembele, the starting winger who played 71 minutes. Enrique introduced Lee in place of Dembele to test a new attacking combination.

Unlike the straightforward Dembele, Lee linked up with full-back Hakimi on the right flank. With his back to goal, Lee possessed the ball excellently and played one-two passes with his teammates to rattle AC Milan. With a minute left in regulation time, he scored the winner with an exquisite shot after picking up the ball in the box. It was his first Champions League goal since joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

It was Lee’s first goal in five games in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt. A hamstring injury in preseason and a recurrence of the injury at the start of the season made for a difficult time, but he made a full recovery and gained valuable game time at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the national team trials in October. His goal in the Champions League proved that he was close to full fitness.

Lee’s goal made him the fourth South Korean to score in the Champions League, joining Park Ji-sung, Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan. Park Ji-sung scored his first Champions League goal for PSV Eindhoven against AC Milan in 2005, while Son Heung-min rattled the net against Benfica for Leverkusen in 2014. Hwang Hee-chan opened the scoring for Salzburg against FC Schalke in 2019.

Lee Kang-in’s record is also impressive. In 19 minutes against AC Milan, he had 21 touches, a 93% pass completion rate (14 of 15), a long pass, a tackle, and three ball wins. This proves that he can play both winger and midfield and bring energy to the team. 짱구카지노

Football statistician Footmob also gave Lee a 7.5 rating for his 19 minutes of action, a higher rating than Dembele, who started in the same position. The French outlet Footmercato said, “He’s a threat to Dembele,” and added, “Nineteen minutes was enough for him. He was much cleaner and more decisive in attack than Dembele. He led the Paris Saint-Germain attack with efficiency. Even if Enrique trusts Dembele, he knows how to capitalize on the opportunities he is given.”

Klinsmannhoe jumps from 26th to 24th in FIFA rankings… Japan’s 18th highest Asian ranking

Jürgen Klinsmann, who has been criticized for some time, has won three in a row. The good results from the September trials to the October trials have led to a rise in the FIFA rankings.

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) released its rankings on Oct. 26 (KST) after the October A-match period ended. South Korea was ranked 26th in the FIFA rankings with 1533.01 points in September, but after the October trials, the team jumped two spots to 24th with 1540.35 points. The country has been on the rise since last month, moving up the rankings one by one.

The Korean Football Association parted ways with coach Paulo Bento after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Bento led the team to the round of 16 at the tournament, but he will not be with them until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America. The federation began a search for his successor and handed the baton to Klinsmann to set sail on a new course.

Compared to Bento, Klinsmann gave his team more freedom and tried to play attacking soccer. He played Son Heung-min in an attacking midfield position on free-rolls to boost the team’s offense. When things were going well, the team was on fire, but they had their ups and downs depending on player form. The team’s failure to win a game until the September exhibition match against Wales opened them up to criticism apart from their claimed goal of “winning the Asian Cup”.

The team turned things around in Saudi Arabia in September when Cho Kyu-sung scored the winning goal. After the European tournament, the team failed to escape the work-from-home controversy, but turned things around in October with back-to-back 4-0 wins over Tunisia and 6-0 victories over Vietnam in A matches. Three straight clean sheets and 10 goals in the tournament have been encouraging so far.

In the FIFA rankings, Japan moved up two spots to No. 18, the highest ranked team in Asia. In September, Japan put in impressive performances against Germany and Turkiye in their European friendlies. They shocked Europe by winning a World Cup group stage revenge match against Germany, and Germany fired head coach Jupp Heynckes after the loss to Japan. It was the first time in German soccer history. 스포츠토토

After Japan, Iran is next on the list at No. 21. Iran’s FIFA ranking remained unchanged. Japan, Iran, and South Korea continue to round out Asia’s top three, while dark horse Australia is next in line. Vietnam, which was tied with South Korea, moved up slightly from 95th to 94th in the FIFA rankings.

South Korea will begin their quest for the North American Championship in November. They will face Singapore at home before traveling to China. After the second round of qualifiers, the team will prepare for the Asian Cup in Qatar next January.

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