Friday, December 18, 2015

Hooligan's Wake Up: Mourinho sacked, Bayern extend some stars

Jose Mourinho is out as Chelsea manager. Can't say there was a bigger storty from yesterday, but it certainly wasn't the only thing that happened.

Yesterday's Scores
Spanish Copa del Rey
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Reus Deportiu (3-1 aggregate)
(Partey 53')

Celta Vigo 1-0 Almeria (4-1 aggregate)
(Wass 41')

Villarreal 2-0 Huesca (4-3 aggregate)
(Trigueros 28', Soldado 78')

Granada 1-0 Leganes (2-2 aggregate, Granada wins on away goals)
(El Arabi 68')

The Copa del Rey round of 16 is completed with the addition of Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo, and Granada. Here is the draw for the round of 16 with the two legs of each match being played on January 6 and 13.:

Barcelona vs. Espanyol
Valencia vs. Granada
Mirandes vs. Deportivo
Cadiz vs. Celta Vigo
Real Betis vs. Sevilla
Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal
Eibar vs. Las Palmas
Rayo Vallecano vs. Atletico Madrid

Coppa Italia
Lazio 2-1 Udinese
(Matri 70', Cataldi 79')-(Kone 67')

Sampdoria 0-2 AC Milan
(Niang 50', Bacca 90+3')

Coppa Italia finishes its quarterfinal field with Lazio's come from behind victory during a hectic 13 minutes in the second half and AC Milan's controlling of Sampdoria.

Headlines
Obviously the big news was the canning of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Head here for my reaction. It appears that Guus Hiddink is set to take over in the interim.

While we wait for the Pep Guardiola decision to be announced, Bayern Munich have extended the contracts of Thomas Muller, Javi Martinez, and Jerome Boateng until 2021. Xabi Alonso has had his extended through 2017. 

The match schedule and seeded teams have been determined for COPA America 2016. The USA will be the top seed s the host and will play the opening match in Santa Clara, California. Their other two matches will be in Chicago and Philadelphia. Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico will be the other three seeded teams.

San Antonio has been on a quest to land an MLS franchise and they completed an important step in that mission. The city of San Antonio has purchased Toyota Stadium from San Antonio Scorpions ownership in order to help provide the funds for MLS expansion. The money for the $21 millions transaction comesa from Spurs Sports and Entertainment, the city, and Bexar County.

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