Football. Leicester and Manchester United delivered a terrific match in the Premier League. The events wavered back and forth and eventually ended as the pure shooting tent and with a 4-2 victory for the home team. United put themselves ahead 1-0 on a fine long-range goal by Mason Greenwood, but Yuri Tielemans equalized after a mistake by Harry Maguire before the break. In the second half, not much happened initially, but then the events exploded in the last quarter, where Leicester became very goal-seeking. Caglar Söyüncü brought the home side to 2-1, but just minutes later the substitute Marcus Rashford equalized when he was served a free-kick. Leicester had momentum, however, and veteran Jamie Vardy was able to make it 3-2 the minute after Rashford’s equalizer before Patson Daka in the referee’s overtime made it 4-2. Almost as spectacular as the events on the pitch were Manchester’s decision to take the 160-kilometer journey to Leicester by plane. It took 10 minutes and was due, according to Manchester, to reports of traffic problems on the motorway.
Golf. After a round of 72 strokes equal to an over par, Joachim B. Hansen fell back to a shared 16th place in the European Tour tournament Andalucia Masters. Thus, the Dane is a good distance behind the leading Englishman Laurie Canter, who after the third round in 67 strokes is a total of 7 strokes below the course’s ideal score. Thorbjørn Olesen is the second best Dane in a shared 21st place – 2 strokes over par.
Handball. Aalborg Handball threw a comfortable lead in the final minutes, but still ended up beating Skjern when the two teams met on Saturday in the Men’s Handball League. After being behind by four goals, Skjern equalized with about half a minute left. However, the team still ended up with a long nose after a goal by Swedish Lukas Sandell with about ten seconds left. It secured Aalborg a 27-26 victory, the team’s sixth in a row. That is enough for a second place in the table. Only GOG is better. Fynboerne continued its perfect start to the season on Saturday, when it was against TMS Ringsted the seventh victory of the season in as many attempts. Fynboerne won 36-31.
Football. Claudio Ranieri made a terrible debut as manager of Watford in the Premier League. At home on Vicarage Road, Watford were shaved round by a well-placed Liverpool squad that won 5-0 after a rather one-sided performance. Ranieri replaced the fired Xisco Muñoz at the head of Watford on October 4, but the Italian coach, who turns 70 on Wednesday, has not been able to perform miracles in the short time. Liverpool came ahead 2-0 in the first half by Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino, while first Firmino, then Mohamed Salah and Firmino again increased to the final score after the break.
Football. With a 3-1 victory at home over Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund took over first place in the German Bundesliga. However, Bayern Munich can regain the top position with a victory in Sunday’s away match against Bayer Leverkusen. Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead in the 3rd minute of the match, while Erling Braut Haaland made it 2-0 when he took advantage of a penalty kick almost 10 minutes after the break. The visitors reduced by Jonathan Burkhardt a few minutes before the final whistle, while Haaland with his second goal secured the victory in overtime. Mainz and coach Bo Svensson have after a good start to the season stalled a bit and have now lost the last three games.
Handball. Team Esbjerg got one point home from Hungary after 31-31 against Ferencvaros in the Champions League. The West Jutlanders’ biggest player was the Norwegian star frog Henny Reistad, who scored 10 times.
Biking. The Norwegian 2nd division team Uno-X, which has a strong Danish touch on the equestrian side, is now also expanding the connection to the brother country among the leaders. Christian Andersen, who has served as sports director this season, will thus be joined next year by 33-year-old Jesper Mørkøv, who at the end of 2018 ended his active road career with three years at Riwal. As a rider, Jesper Mørkøv was first and foremost noticed on the track, where he won two Danish championships in points races, just as in 2016 he won the Copenhagen six-day race together with Alex Rasmussen.
Football. The Danish government is against a closed league for several of the best clubs in Europe. The government has therefore sent a statement to the European Court of Justice, which is in the process of hearing a case about the so-called European Super League. Although nine of the 12 founding clubs in the European Super League quickly withdrew, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus are still working to create a breakaway league. Minister of Culture Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen (S) believes that a closed league is a threat to the sport. “As Minister of Culture, I do not want to watch while the richest clubs in the world create exclusive leagues that put our common sporting values out of control. That is why we as a government are now entering into this matter, “says Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen according to Ritzau in a press release from the Ministry of Culture.
“It is absolutely central that football clubs in Europe have the opportunity to compete on an equal footing, so that even the smallest club can strive to fight its way up and beat the big ones. Those kinds of hopes and dreams are extinguished with closed tournaments like the European Super League. Therefore, we must safeguard the sporting values that give access to small, Danish clubs can surprise in Europe and ensure that grassroots football thrives, “she says in the press release.
Football. Vejle Boldklub has terminated the contract with the French winger Kevin Yamga, who continues his career in Iranian football. It informs the super league bottom plug according to Ritzau on Saturday on the club’s website.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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