June 14, 2024
Talking points from European soccer

April 2 (Reuters) – Talking points from the weekend in European soccer leagues:

DORTMUND’S BUNDESLIGA TITLE HOPES Go through SETBACK

Borussia Dortmund ended up overwhelmed 4-2 by title rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday to fall two factors guiding them with eight online games remaining.

But for Dortmund sports activities director Sebastian Kehl the race has not however been decided.

“It was no doubt a bitter working day but we are Borussia and we will get up again,” Kehl reported. “This detail is not about still and the title race has not nonetheless been determined.”

Dortmund have a hectic number of days ahead with their German Cup quarter-remaining on Wednesday in opposition to RB Leipzig before internet hosting 3rd-put Union Berlin in the Bundesliga following weekend.

PSG’S Season GOES FROM Terrible TO Worse

Paris St Germain’s period could just take an unsightly switch if their current kind carries on, with the group struggling their second successive dwelling defeat after they were crushed 1- by Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.

It was also the cash side’s fifth defeat in Ligue 1 this calendar year as they noticed their guide slashed down to six details with 2nd-positioned RC Lens checking out the Parc des Princes in two months.

PSG have by now been removed from the Champions League and the French Cup, leaving mentor Christophe Galtier in an unpleasant posture as the conclusion of the year looms.

Marseille are 3rd, behind Lens on aim distinction soon after a 1-1 draw towards Montpellier on Friday.
Monaco are fourth, three points behind right after a stunning 4-3 dwelling get from Racing Strasbourg.

NO EXCUSES FROM SPALLETTI

Napoli mentor Luciano Spalletti refused to blame the absence of Serie A best scorer Victor Osimhen for the league leaders’s 4- hammering by AC Milan.

The 24-year-outdated Nigerian striker has scored 21 plans for Napoli in Serie A this period but had to sit out Sunday’s match owing to a thigh pressure.

“Mathias Olivera and Piotr Zielinski equally returned with troubles (from international obligation), Osimhen had that harm, so we were a little unfortunate with this spherical, but Milan also had gamers away on global duty.”

With Napoli nevertheless keeping a 16-stage advantage above 2nd positioned Lazio, Spalletti refused to get way too labored up by Sunday’s outcome.

“Milan had an superb performance, begun powerful and then designed the most of all the prospects we authorized them when we received stretched out, applying these spaces cleverly,” he said.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, Julien Pretot and Tommy Lund

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