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Sterling is incredibly positive – Guardiola backs misfiring Man City forward

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Manchester City star Raheem Sterling started the season in prolific form, but he is yet to find the net in 2020 amid form and fitness woes.

Pep Guardiola is confident Raheem Sterling will soon get back on the goal trail after a tough run of form at Manchester City.

England forward Sterling enjoyed a prolific start to the campaign that included hat-tricks against West Ham and Atalanta.

However, he is now scoreless in 12 matches, with the last of his 20 goals in all competitions coming when he netted a brace in a 3-2 Premier League defeat to Wolves in December.

A hamstring injury further compromised the 25-year-old and, although he produced a telling cameo from the bench in City’s 2-1 Champions League comeback win at Real Madrid last month, his trails in the opposition penalty area were again laid bare during Sunday’s 2-0 derby loss at Manchester United.

Nevertheless, much like goalkeeper Ederson – whose two mistakes led to United’s goals – manager Guardiola has no fears over Sterling’s levels of belief heading into Wednesday’s Premier League match against Arsenal.

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“He’s incredibly positive, especially in the fact that when he misses one chance he tries again,” he said.

“He was injured for two or three weeks and sometimes you need a little bit more time, but he’s coming back.

“I never was so much worried about these kind of actions, like Ederson last time. It happens.

“These are the guys who suffer the most. When it happens they have been supported and we try to let them feel we are here for them.

“Sometimes you speak with them and sometimes you leave them free. They are so mature to understand what they have to do.”

City’s attack was unusually toothless in the Old Trafford derby, with a left-sided berth for Gabriel Jesus one option available to Guardiola in terms of freshening things up.

A centre-forward by trade, the Brazil international has played on the flank for his country and excelled out wide before scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Deploying Jesus on the left of a front three could give Sterling a chance to freshen up on the right of City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero, although the specific characteristics of opponents and the identity of his full-backs – Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko offering very different interpretations of the left-back role – will also be factored into Guardiola’s thinking.

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“I think Gabriel can adapt perfectly in that way, especially as he doesn’t play wide, wide wide,” he explained.

“He can play a little bit more inside like how Arsenal play with Aubameyang. Gabriel can play perfectly in that position and in the games he played he played really well.”

Leroy Sane, a specialist on the left wing, could make his long-awaited return from knee ligament surgery against Arsenal and Guardiola added: “Sometimes we need more specific winger in that position, it depends on the quality of our full-backs as well.

“To attack a defence with five players in the back and so deep, you have to make the pitch wide. If you don’t it is more difficult.”

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winner For 2019-20 Season

Liverpool will fall short of successfully defending their Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer simulation.But Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have been in the final of the Champions League for the last two seasons, failed to retain the title in the supercomputer’s predictions.

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winner For 2019-20 Season

 

BT Sport’s The Script predicted if Jurgen Klopp would lead Liverpool to their second consecutive Champions League trophy,Liverpool will fall short of successfully defending their Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer simulation.

But Jurgen Klopp’s men, who have been in the final of the Champions League for the last two seasons, failed to retain the title in the supercomputer’s predictions. Ahead of the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, BT Sport’s The Script has been used to simulate the winner of Europe’s top-tier club competition. Premier League trio Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all reached the knockout stage of the competition. But Spurs, who were last season’s runners-up, failed to make the round of 16. And Chelsea come up against Los Blancos in the quarter-finals and are subsequently knocked out of the competition. Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the Champions League end in the quarter-finals against Barcelona. But Barca have the last laugh this time around as they beat Liverpool to set up El Clasico for the Champions League semi-finals.

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Madrid beat Barcelona in the semi-finals and progress to the final to meet Bayern Munich, who knocked out Juventus. Zinedine Zidane’s men walk away triumphant with another Champions League crown after defeating the German champions 3-2 in the final. Atletico Madrid, who reinforced heavily this summer, were knocked at the hands of Bayern Munich in the round of 16.And Paris Saint-Germain reached the quarter-finals, only to narrowly lose 3-2 on an aggregate scoreline to the Bavarians.

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Champions League: UEFA Confirms Quarter Final Dates For Champions league

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Bundesliga has announced its league will in action starting from 22 May while Serie A is also tipped to continue either this month or next to one, UEFA has indicated that they are working on its competition resumption in August despite agreeing that they are still in darkness over the situation.

According to RMC Sport, French club Lyon who shocked Juventus 1-0, is expected to play the return League in Turin on 8th August.

In a meeting that took place this morning in Turin between the presidents of the main European clubs, UEFA has confirmed that they are determined to finish 2019/2020 edition at all costs.

With other states working on how to either end or continue with championship which could come to an end of July, European football management body would also have found a date for the quarter-finals.

The quarter’s finals are tipped to take place on 10th,11th, or 12th August.

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French giants Paris Saint-Germain, who eliminated Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, could make their big comeback in action even after their league was canceled.

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Portsmouth FC suggests Zorbing to resume EPL !!!

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As an exit to the current Corona Virus trap for the EPL season a weird suggestion came up from Hampshire

• The Portsmouth club administration proposes to complete the season by wearing each zorb player to limit the spread of Corona

• Also, they suggested that the fans wear it, too!

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