CSKA – Sirens (COMPOSITIONS) – Topsport.bg

first_img0′ Tournament: Europa League Stadium: Audience: CSKA starts its participation in the Europa League tonight with the host of the Maltese Sirens. The Reds drew the best draw from the Bulgarian teams in the tournament. They have a home advantage, and besides, their opponent is extremely modest and without any special ambitions in the tournament.Stamen Belchev’s boys started the season in the First League with a draw with the newcomer FC CSKA 1948. Then the “reds” took two victories over Botev (Plovdiv) and Botev (Vratsa) with 2: 1. They are expected not to face any difficulties tonight, although this season the clashes from the preliminary rounds are resolved in one match, so any mistake can be fatal. Sirens will play in Europe for the first time and today’s clash with the “reds” is a historic event for the club. In fact, the “sirens” reached European participation in their first season in the elite, finishing fourth in the local Premier League, which was terminated on May 18 due to the pandemic. The team has not played an official match since then, which is another advantage for the Bulgarian team.Stamen Belchev cannot use the penalties of Ivan Turitsov and the injured Jefferson in today’s match. He is expected to bet on Evtimov at the door. Galabov, Antov, Matei and Maziku will defend him. Thiago and Yuga will act in the middle of the field, and Beltrame will be in the role of playmaker. Enrique and Kerry will be on both wings and will rely on Sow in attack.The guests are expected to oppose Cassar under the frame and in defense of Romeo, Borg, Rafael and Tiaginho. Grech and De Oliveira will be supporting midfielders, and Romarinho and Domoro will start on both wings. Tunkara will lead the attack, and behind him will be supported by veteran Mifsud.Probable compositions:CSKA: Evtimov, Galabov, Antov, Matei, Maziku, Tiago, Yuga, Kerry, Beltrame, Enrique, SowSIRENS: Casar, Romeo, Borg, Rafael, Tiaginho, Grech, De Oliveira, Romarinho, Mifsud, Domoro, TunkaraStadium: “Bulgarian Army”, Sofia. Judge: Tomasz Musial (Poland). Begining: 20:00.CSKA ranked 23rd for the Europa LeagueHere is the group of “reds”last_img read more

Manchester United 3-0 West Ham

first_imgWayne Rooney scored his first goal since March as Manchester United cruised to victory to remain two points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.Rooney converted a 33rd-minute penalty to end a 13-game drought after Jonathan Spector fouled Ryan Giggs.Nani’s cool finish from Rooney’s neat pass made it 2-0 while Kieron Dyer hit the post for winless West Ham.Dimitar Berbatov capped a fine performance by volleying past Robert Green from Nani’s chipped cross.West Ham’s defeat left them rooted to the foot of the table and without a point while Manchester United remain third, level with Arsenal.The Hammers’ task was always going to be difficult, with Avram Grant’s side without an away win in the league since the first game of last season. But Manchester United, who had won 11 of their previous 12 league games at Old Trafford, started sluggishly with Rooney in particular struggling for form.However, as the half wore on, United’s veteran midfield duo of Paul Scholes and Giggs started to impose themselves on the game with Nani – who replaced Antonio Valencia in the starting line-up – also finding space on the right.The Portuguese winger came closest to breaking the deadlock early on when his fierce 25-yard shot was palmed onto the crossbar by Green.At the other end Dyer proved a useful outlet for the Hammers, while striker Carlton Cole was only denied a shot on goal by a last-ditch tackle from the superb Nemanja Vidic.Dyer found the side-netting for the Hammers but Manchester United continued to press for an opening goal and just after the half-hour it came – albeit from the penalty spot.Scholes found Giggs on the left with trademark vision, and after turning Spector inside out, the Welshman was eventually brought down by the Hammers defender. It gave Rooney an opportunity to score for the first time since 30 March and the England striker made no mistake, finding the bottom of the net with a low penalty that sent Green the wrong way and brought to an end the longest barren spell of his career.Soon after, Darren Fletcher saw his curling 25-yard drive superbly tipped round the post by Green as the Red Devils continued to press.The hosts should have gone into the break 2-0 up but Nani wasted a glorious opportunity on the stroke of half-time, lifting the ball over Green but also over the bar from close range after a stunning clipped pass from Giggs.However, Nani made amends for his miss just after the break, lashing the ball home left-footed from the edge of the area after cutting inside his marker following Rooney’s weighted pass.Rooney himself was denied by a last-ditch Danny Gabbidon tackle before a fine passing move from West Ham saw Dyer crash a fierce shot against the outside of the post. Scholes then tested Green from the edge of the area after good link-up play from Berbatov as the game started to turn into a procession for the hosts.United soon increased their lead and having turned provider for Scholes, it was Berbatov’s turn to be on the receiving end with Nani’s clipped pass to the back post acrobatically volleyed home by the Bulgarian.Cole and Vidic continued their personal duel with the Serbian defender again coming out on top as another last-ditch tackle denied the England striker a clear sight on goal.Hammers striker Fredric Piquionne tested keeper Edwin van der Sar late on but the Dutchman was equal to the effort as Manchester United held on to keep their second clean sheet of the season.Credit: BBClast_img read more