Spain is ashamed of Barça, historic qualification for LOSC, Tottenham frightened by the outbreak of Covid cases, find in your Foot Transfer market press review the latest information from the European sports press.
Barça lower than the ground
A historic debacle. Against Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona has once again been humiliated (3-0). But this time, the consequences are serious. For the first time in 21 years, the club will not play the final stages of the Champions League and will have to settle for the Europa League. The Spanish press does not spare them on this Thursday morning. “In hell”, enrage the newspaper AS. “Below zero”, writing Mundo Deportivo, in reference to the climatic conditions in Bavaria and the level of play displayed by the Catalans. “Collapsed” like Gérard Piqué, relays Marca while Sport does not wish to move the knife in the wound: “Sad farewell to the Champions League.” More than ever, Barça is swimming in the midst of a crisis.
Double feat for LOSC
Of them ! This is the number of French representatives for the knockout stages of the Champions League. In addition to PSG, it was LOSC who validated their ticket to the finals thanks to their 3-1 success against Wolfsburg. The Mastiffs created the feat by qualifying for the second time in history for the finals. The icing on the cake, the reigning French champion finished leader of his group, a double feat and a historic first. Obviously, the time has come for celebration. “The LOSC like a big one”, writes proudly The voice of the North. “Le Losc continues the adventure”, throw more soberly Lightning north while the newspaper The team placard on its front page, “Lille of Champions”. By finishing first in their group, the LOSC will avoid some big fish.
Antonio Conte terrified
England and Antonio Conte are shaking. Tottenham and Leicester are hit by a big wave of Covid. The Spurs deplore no less than 13 positive cases, while Foxes side, it is close to 10. “I am scared”, resumes Daily Mirror. A statement from coach Antonio Conte, on the eve of Rennes’ reception for the Europa Conference League. Same story on One of Daily Express or Daily Star, it is the feeling of fear that reigns across the Channel. An imbroglio is held around the Tottenham-Rennes meeting. The Spurs having announced the postponement of the match while on the Rennes side, this unilateral decision is contested, which has in no way been confirmed by UEFA.