RC Lens currently ranks sixth position in Ligue 2, fighting for the promotion to the first division of French football. Only one point separates them from the promotion positions with four days to go before the end of the regular season.
Tomorrow the team will play the most complicated game of the four that still remain, against the Stade Brestois 29, the second. If they manage to get a good result against Brest, the possibility of promotion will come a little closer.
The man behind the team is Philippe Montanier, who has worked for the France U-20 national team, Nottingham Forest or Real Sociedad among others. The French coach values the importance of reaching this point of the season in good physical and piscological conditions.
That’s why the team finished 2018 with Football Impact. The French club arrived to the Costa del Sol on December 29 for a 6-day stage and to begin 2019 with the maximum possibilities of getting the goals of the team.
Our Chinese friends of Beijing Guoan have started the 2019 season at the highest level. The team has got six victories in the six matches played in the national competition and they are second in the Asian Champions League.
With a balance of 12 goals in favor and only one against, the men of the German Roger Schmidt have won all the games of the Superliga 2019 and have a three points advantage over Guangzhou Evergrande and five over Shanghai SIPG, the last two champions.
Simultaneously the team ranks second in the Champions League phase group. The victory at home yesterday against the thai team Buriram by 2-0 leaves them in a comfortable situation with two games to go before the group stage finishes.
No wonder the good results that the team (which has visited Marbella Football Center repeatedly) is getting, In these stages we have been able to watch the good work of the team and its good policy of signings. Players like the Brazilian Renato Augusto, the Spanish Jonathan Viera, the Chinese Zhang Yuning or the Congolese Bakambu are pushing the team in this great moment of the team.
FC Steaua Bucuresti will try to win the League 1 2018/2019 title. The team ranks second, five points from the first, but there are still 4 games left, including a duel between the first two teams.
After three editions without winning the league title, the historical team of the Romanian capital intends to become champion on May 18th.
To perform this feat, the team of Mihai Teja will have to reduce the difference of five points that separate it from CFR Cluj (also a Football Impact client), current leader and champion.
The next three matches will be crucial for the Bucuresti fans, as they must reduce the gap with Cluj to receive them at Arena Naţională in the last game of the season with options to win the championship.
From Football Impact we want to encourage our Romanian friends. Good luck!
Our Bulgarian friends from CSKA Sofia will face Botev Plovdiv tomorrow in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Bulgarian Cup. Simultaneously, the team is in a fierce struggle for the title of the Parva Liga 2018/19.
The team from Sofia will play the second match today after losing in the first leg by 3-2. But it is not a bad result, and they have scored two goals away from home, which is always positive.
The men led by the famous former forward Luboslav Penev (who played in Valencia CF and Atlético de Madrid among others), will give everything to offer their fans the chance to win the double this season.
The team is also immersed in a tough battle with Ludogorets (also a Football Impact friend which has visited us sometiems) for the title of the Parva Liga. Only four points separate them in the absence of 6 matches and a confrontation between them
On May 11th, CSKA will receive Ludogorets at the Balgarska Armiya Stadium, in which the most important match of the season is expected. The team of the Bulgarian capital can overthrow its rival after a long period of dominance. Good luck!
Málaga CF yesterday endorsed a resounding victory to another friend of Football Impact, UD Alcorcón. Malaga CF won by 1-4 at home and recovers the path of victory after a single point in the last three games.
The team from Malaga continues in the fight for promotion to first division. While Osasuna seems to have a foot and a half in first division according to its great advantage, the second place of direct promotion still has many candidates. Although Albacete and Granada are the best positioned, they are followed by Málaga at three points and Cádiz and Mallorca at 5 and 6 respectively.
The arrival of the coach from Madrid seems to have been good for the team, yesterday he played a great game, performing better than Alcorcón almost from the first minute. 2 goals by Ontiveros, one by Adrián and another by Santos led the team to an easy victory that helps them recover their morale.
There are still many games and we already know how this works in football, so we do not miss any detail of what happens to our “boquerones” friends and we will be encouraging them to get back to the Liga Santander.
Liverpool will face FC Barcelona on May 1st and 7th in the two Champions League semifinal matches. The English are the current runners-up and go first in the Premier League, while Barça has Messi. The tie is at 50%.
In addition to the English, our Czech SK Slavia Praha friends also tried to reach the semifinals, performing a great game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, playing the Sarri’s team face to face. But the London team ended up imposing its highest individual quality.
Klopp’s men are entering the final phase of the season. They only have four games left in the Premier League (in which they rank first) and three Champions League matches (both against Barça and a hypothetical final).
On May 7th we will know if the team from Anfield will participate again in a new Champions final and on the 12th we will know if it is also proclaimed champion of the Premier League.
Sk Slavia Praha try tomorrow to reverse the adverse result of the first leg against Chelsea. The Czech team lost the first leg of the round of 8 by 0-1 and now it’s time to come back.
Jindrich Trpisovsky and his men know the complexity of this feat, since Chelsea is one of the best teams in the world, with players like Hazard, Kepa, Willian or Kanté.
But our Czech friends do not daunt and are aware of having done a first class preparation. The attendants to the Londonese stadium will see some players jumping to give their best to get this difficult feat.
In the national championship, 1.Liga, the team has almost assured the first place of the regular season. The team has a five-point lead over another friend of Football Impact, Viktoria Plzen, with two games to go.
Liverpool FC will visit Porto tomorrow to face FC Porto at Estadio do Dragao. These two award-winning teams will meet in the second leg of the Champions League round of 8 for a place among the four best in European football.
The English team arrives with an advantage that will allow it to face the game with tranquility, while the Portuguese will have to go all out. The goals of Naby Keita and Firmino and the fact of not having conceded a goal at home, give the team from Anfield a wide margin of confidence. Also, if the “reds” are able to score to the Portuguese team only one goal, they would force the Sergio Conceicao’s team to score 4 goals.
The final phase of the season arrives, those matches that all the teams want to reach in the best conditions. But our friends have worked very hard to be there, both in the Champions League and in the Premier League, in which they rank first in an intense fight with Manchester City.
The next few weeks will be crucial, but remember that Liverpool will never walk alone, from Marbella we do not miss a detail of our friends from Anfield.
Two matchdays after the beginning of the group for the championship, the team of the energy drink stands as a clear favorite to win the Tipico Bundesliga, the most important competition in Austrian football.
Following the team from Salzsburg, his immediate pursuers are two friends of Football Impact, LASK Linz, second with a seven points disadvantage and Sturm Graz, third.
There are still eight days left and everything can happen, but it looks difficult for Marco Rose and his men to miss this advantage. Another great season of Munas Dabbur, with 16 goals is allowing the team to stay at the top of Austrian football. The team has been proclaiming champion consecutively since 2014.
For their part, LASK Linz and Sturm Graz will struggle for a place in the Champions League or the Europa League for next season. It seems that LASK has it easier, while Sturm Graz has two rivals with the same points and another one with three points less.
The women’s national teams of New Zealand and Norway met today. Both teams played a great game on the lawn of Marbella Football Center, in which the oceanic team prevailed by the mínimum (1-0).
A goal by White in the fifth minute was the only one we could see, although the match was very animated, with constant attacks on both sides. Only the goalkeepers (Hjelmseth and Nayler) prevented a much more bulky result in the scoreboard of Marbella Football Center.
About 150 spectators could enjoy this great game. In addition, both teams offered commemorative shirts of the match to Andrés Roldan, who received them on behalf of Marbella Football Center and Football Impact.