Day: October 25, 2017

GUARDIOLA FURIOUS WITH CARABAO CUP MATCH BALL – IT HAS NO WEIGHT

GUARDIOLA FURIOUS WITH CARABAO CUP MATCH BALL – IT HAS NO WEIGHT

The match ball used in the Carabao Cup left Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola unhappy, despite his team’s win

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola labelled the match ball used in the Carabao Cup “unacceptable” after his side reached the quarter-finals.

City, so dominant in the Premier League this season, were unable to find a breakthrough against Wolves on Tuesday, needing penalty shoot-out heroics from Claudio Bravo to progress after a 0-0 draw.

Guardiola was unhappy with the Mitre match ball, which is usually used in Football League matches.

“It is not acceptable. The ball was unacceptable for a high-level competition,” the Spaniard said.

“It is too light, it moves all over the place, it is not a good ball. It is impossible to score with a ball like that and I can say that because we won, I’m not making excuses.

“All of my players said, ‘What is that?’ I’m sorry [but the] Carabao Cup is not a serious ball for a serious competition.

“It’s [for] marketing, money, OK but it’s not acceptable – [it has] no weight, nothing.”

Bravo made saves from Alfred N’Diaye and Conor Coady in the shoot-out, sealing a 4-1 win on penalties for City.

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Match results 24-10-17

Match results 24-10-17

Algeria – Ligue 1
FT USM Alger 2:0 USM El Harrach
Argentina – Federal A Zona 4
FT Deportivo Mandiyu 1:2 Altos Hornos Zapla
FT Deportivo San Jorge Tucuman 0:1 Crucero del Norte
Argentina – Primera B Metropolitana
FT Atlanta 2:1 Club Atletico Platense
Argentina – Cup
FT Olimpo 0:1 Deportivo Moron
Australia – FFA Cup
FT Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1:2 Adelaide United
Austria – Cup
FT ASKOe Oedt 0:3 Mattersburg
FT St.Florian 0:4 Hartberg
FT Ried 4:1 LASK
Belgium – First Division A
FT Gent 3:0 Eupen
FT Oostende 3:0 Sporting Charleroi
FT KV Mechelen 0:2 Lokeren
Bolivia – Primera Division – Clausura Adecuacion
FT Blooming 4:2 Nacional Potosi
Brazil – Serie A
FT Botafogo RJ 2:1 Corinthians
Brazil – Serie B
FT Juventude 0:0 Nautico
Bulgaria – Cup
Finished AET FC Tsarsko Selo Sofia 2015 3:4 Botev Plovdiv
FT Litex Lovech 1:0 PFC Lokomotiv Sofia 1929
FT PFC CSKA-Sofia 3:1 Botev Vratsa
FT Dunav Ruse 2:0 Strumska Slava
Croatia – FA Cup
Finished AET Rudes 2:0 Slaven
Cyprus – 1. Division
FT Doxa Katokopia 1:3 AEK Larnaca
FT Nea Salamis 1:3 Omonia Nicosia
Czech Republic – Cup
FT Sigma Olomouc 3:4 Jablonec
FT Teplice 2:3 Hradec Kralove
England – League 1
FT Oldham Athletic 2:1 Bury
England – National League
FT Aldershot Town 2:2 Sutton United
FT Bromley 2:3 Maidenhead United
FT Chester FC 3:2 Barrow
FT Dagenham & Redbridge 1:0 Macclesfield Town
FT AFC Fylde 2:0 Wrexham
FT Dover 3:1 Woking
FT Leyton Orient 0:2 Gateshead FC
FT Eastleigh 1:2 Solihull Moors
FT Ebbsfleet United 0:1 Torquay United
FT FC Halifax Town 0:2 Maidstone
FT Guiseley 0:0 Boreham Wood
FT Hartlepool United 1:1 Tranmere Rovers
England – National League North
FT Gainsborough 3:2 Telford
FT Harrogate 1:1 Bradford PA
England – National League South
FT Bath City 1:2 Dartford
FT Hampton & Richmond 1:0 St.Albans
England – EFL Cup
FT Bristol City 4:1 Crystal Palace
FT Swansea City 0:2 Manchester United
Finished AET Arsenal 2:1 Norwich City
FT Leicester City 3:1 Leeds United
FT AFC Bournemouth 3:1 Middlesbrough
AP Manchester City 4:1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
England – EFL Trophy Northern Grp. B
FT Wigan Athletic 4:1 Middlesbrough Academy
England – EFL Trophy Northern Grp. F
FT Bradford City 2:1 Manchester City Academy
England – EFL Trophy Northern Grp. G
FT Notts County 1:2 Mansfield Town
FT Lincoln City 2:1 Everton Academy
France – League Cup
FT Lorient 0:1 Caen
FT Guingamp 0:2 Montpellier
Germany – DFB Pokal
FT Paderborn 2:0 Bochum
FT Wehen 1:3 Schalke 04
FT Fortuna Duesseldorf 0:1 Borussia Moenchengladbach
FT Bayer Leverkusen 4:1 Union Berlin
FT FC Schweinfurt 0:4 Eintracht Frankfurt
FT Magdeburg 0:5 Borussia Dortmund
Finished AET Mainz 05 3:2 Holstein Kiel
FT Greuther Fuerth 1:3 Ingolstadt
Greece – Cup Grp. 1
Pst Apollon Smirnis -:- Iraklis
Greece – Cup Grp. 2
FT Levadiakos 5:0 Aiginiakos FC
Greece – Cup Grp. 3
FT Lamia 1:0 Kallithea
Greece – Cup Grp. 4
FT AOK Kerkyra 6:1 AE Sparti
Greece – Cup Grp. 7
FT PAS Giannina 3:0 Panegialios
Greece – Cup Grp. 8
FT Anagennisi Karditsas 1:2 Panathinaikos
Indonesia – Liga 1
FT PSM Makassar 3:1 Persiba Balikpapan
Israel – Toto Cup
AP Maccabi Haifa 6:5 Hapoel Ironi Akko
Italy – Serie A
FT Inter 3:2 Sampdoria
Italy – Serie B
FT Ascoli Picchio FC 1898 3:1 Spezia
FT Avellino 1:0 Pro Vercelli
FT Carpi 1:3 Palermo
FT Cittadella 2:1 Venezia
FT Empoli 3:1 Pescara
FT Foggia 0:3 Parma Calcio 1913
FT Frosinone 4:2 Ternana
FT Novara 2:3 Salernitana
FT Perugia 0:3 Cesena
FT Entella 1:1 Cremonese
Netherlands – KNVB Cup
FT NEC Nijmegen 3:0 Achilles 29
FT Fortuna Sittard 3:0 Go Ahead Eagles
Finished AET PEC Zwolle 3:2 Kozakken Boys
FT Katwijk 1:2 VVSB
FT GVVV Veenendaal 1:0 Koninklijke HFC
FT RKC Waalwijk 7:0 De Treffers
FT FC Den Bosch 0:2 Cambuur
FT FC Twente 3:0 FC Eindhoven
Norway – 1. Divisjon
FT Fredrikstad 1:2 Ranheim
Paraguay – Division Profesional – Clausura
FT Deportivo Capiata 3:2 Guarani
Peru – Primera Division – Clausura
FT Juan Aurich 0:0 Universidad San Martin
FT Deportivo Municipal 1:0 Comerciantes Unidos
Poland – FA Cup
FT Chojniczanka Chojnice 1:3 Gornik Zabrze
Portugal – League Cup Grp. D
FT FC Porto 0:0 Leixoes
Scotland – Premiership
FT Hamilton Academical 0:0 Partick Thistle
FT Hibernian 1:0 Hearts
FT St.Johnstone 0:0 Ross County
Singapore – S.League
FT Young Lions 0:1 Hougang United FC
Slovenia – Prva Liga
FT NK Krsko 0:3 Rudar Velenje
Slovenia – Cup
FT Mura 0:1 NK Celje
Spain – Copa del Rey
FT Cartagena 0:3 Sevilla
FT Numancia 2:1 Malaga
FT Zaragoza 0:2 Valencia
FT Getafe 0:1 Alaves
FT Real Murcia 0:3 Barcelona
FT Cadiz 1:2 Real Betis
Sweden – Superettan
FT Brommapojkarna 1:0 Dalkurd FF
Switzerland – Cup
FT FC Stade Lausanne-Ouchy 1:4 FC Zuerich
Turkey – Cup
AP Sariyer 3:5 Adana Demirspor
FT Etimesgut Belediyespor 0:1 Antalyaspor
FT Altinordu 0:1 Karsspor
FT Kasimpasa 5:1 Nigde Belediyespor
FT Alanyaspor 2:0 Edirnespor Genclik
FT Fethiyespor 1:2 Adanaspor
FT Kahramanmarasspor 1:0 Rizespor
FT Akhisar Belediye Genclik Ve Spor 6:0 24 Erzincanspor
International – World Cup Qualification UEFA Grp. 4
FT Croatia 0:4 Denmark
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