7:00 – At the start of every day, FCUpdate.nl brings up its own schedule. With a useful overview, we define what the news of the day will be like, the specials that will be online, the matches on the program and the type of football that will be shown on TV. This is what you can expect on Thursday, February 25th.
Tops and flops
All first-leg matches have ended with the eighth UEFA Champions League Final. Only the last four encounters resulted in extraterrestrial victories. Bayern Munich and Manchester City made the biggest impression, while Atletico Madrid and Lazio were a disappointment. As after every game round, FCUpdate.nl evaluates peaks and flops.
Van der Graght interview: “a new coach must have passion”
If it were up to Stefanie van der Gragt, the Orange Leagues would have a passionate coach after the Olympics, as they could all learn a lot from him. She indicated this in an interview with FCUpdate.nl during the last international period. The Ajax center back doesn’t care much about succeeding national team coach Sarina Wegman. She is confident KNVB knows what the Vice World Champion needs and that the Players Council is also heard on the matter.
Ajax – Night OSC (6.55 pm)
A duel that has been looking forward to all week. Tonight, Ajax can secure a place in the next round of the European League. Amsterdam’s side beat France 2-1 last week and thus qualified in a draw. For Eric Ten Hag, it could be the first time he has reached this far in the European League, as Ajax were eliminated by Getafe last year during this phase of the tournament. Lille is still the leader of France and won the competition last weekend.
PSV Eindhoven – Olympiacos Piraeus (21:00)
Eindhoven faces a difficult task. PSV Eindhoven lost 4-2 to Olympiacos in Greece last week and now have to score at least two goals to advance to the next round of the European League. One improvement compared to last week: Mohamed Hatrine is back on selection. With him, Roger Schmidt, as he put it, could try to create something special. Mario Gotze can also be published. He scored two goals against Vitis, last Sunday.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen – PSC Young Boys ($ 21.00)
Peter Boss was completely unhappy with his team last week after losing 4-3 in Switzerland. His team looked unprofessional, according to the coach himself, and had already scored three goals against him during the first half. In the end there was a good comeback, but defeat was possible Werkself Does not prevent. The Young Boys made it 4-3. So Leverkusen will have to score at least once to continue to qualify for the eighth European League Finals.
Football on TV
6.55 pm: Ajax Amsterdam – Lille, RTL 7Live coverage of the European League match
6.55 pm: Naples – Granada ESPN 4Live coverage of the European League match
18.55 Age: Arsenal – Benfica ESPNLive coverage of the European League match
9 pm AC Milan – Red Star, ESPN 4Live coverage of the European League match
9 pm: Club Brugge – Dynamo Kyiv, ESPN 5Live coverage of the European League match
21.00 uur: Bayer Leverkusen – Young Boys, ESPNLive coverage of the European League match
9 pm: Eindhoven – Olympiacos, RTL 7Live coverage of the European League match