Weekend review

There were draws this weekend for Racing Strasbourg, FC Metz, FC Mulhouse, HSV, Hertha BSC, 1.FC Köln but there were important victories for RB Leipzig who is now 5 points behind FC Bayern and also KAS Eupen and historic result for Lincoln City in the England FA Cup winning vs Burnley, now thwy will wait for the winner between Sutton and Arsenal in the quarterfinals.

1.FC Kaiserslautern vs SV Sandhausen 3-0

Red Star 1-1 Racing Strasbourg

FC Metz 1-1 FC Nantes

FC Mulhouse 1-1 Montceau Bourgogne

HSV 2-2 SC Freiburg

Hertha BSC 1-1 FC Bayern

1.FC Köln 1-1 Schalke 04

Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-2 RB Leipzig

Saarderby: SV Elversberg vs FC 08 Homburg 2-2

KAS Eupen 1-0 KV Kortrijk

US Sarre Union vs Sarreguemines FC 2-3

1.FC Saarbrücken vs FC Astoria Walldorf 3-0

Eintracht Trier 5-0 SSV Ulm 1846

Non-League Clubs in FA Cup Quarter Finals and Beyond

FA Cup Factfile

National League sides Lincoln City and Sutton United are making waves in this year’s FA Cup competition, both reaching the 5th Round after giant-killing after giant-killing after giant-killing.

The ill-informed mass media trumpet that this is the first time since the Football League was established in 1888 that two non-league sides have made it to the last 16 of the FA Cup in the same season. Not to denigrate the two clubs’ fantastic achievement, but that fact is baloney, a fact iterated out of the ignorance of lazy research and the desire to make a memorable soundbite.

Technically it’s true that it is the first time that two non-league clubs have made the Fifth Round in the same season since the Football League began, but not actually the last 16, as that statement conveniently forgets that for almost 40 years after the League’s formation there wasn’t actually a round known as…

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Wednesday review, DFB Pokal Round of 32 (Achtelfinale), Ligue 1

DFB Pokal Round of 32

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Sportfreunde Lotte keeps surprising all Germany and continues their adventre in the DFB Pokal as they won 2-0 vs TSV 1860 München, they´re the only team from 3.Liga that has reached the quarterfinals this season.

HSV also recorded an important and amazing victory vs 1.FC Köln

Another of the surprises Astoria Walldorf was eliminated by Arminia Bielefeld in extratime

Here are the results

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And after all the matches were played the draw for the quarterfinals was made, here are the results

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Ligue 1

OGC Nice 1-0 AS St Etienne

FC Metz 2-1 Dijon

Important victory from FC Metz and 2nd in a row to escape the relegation zone

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Copa del Rey semifinals

Deportivo Alaves won vs Celta de Vigo and reached the final of the competition for the first time in their history

ACL2017 and AFC Cup 2017 Preliminary round results

AFC Champions League

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Bittersweet feeling for Uzbekistan as one of their clubs progressed and the other was eliminated

Bunyodkor played against El Jaish in Qatar and progressed to the group stage while Nasaf was eliminated at the hands of Al Fateh in Saudi Arabia

Traditional teams like Ulsan, Bunyodkor and Esteghlal needed penalties to qualify to the group stage.

Both clubs from Qatar in this stage were eliminated

These are the results:

El Jaish vs Bunyodkor 1-1, 1-3 Bunyodkor win on penalties

Ulsan Hyundai vs Kitchee 1-1, 4-3 Ulsan win on penalties

Kitchee reached this stage after they eliminated Hanoi 3-2

Al Fateh vs Nasaf 1-0

Shanghai SIPG vs Sukhotai (Thailand) 3-0

Gamba Osaka vs Johor 3-0

Al Wahda (UAE) vs Al Wehdat (Jordan) 3-0

Esteghlal vs Al Sadd (Qatar) 0-0, 4-3 Esteghlal win on penalties

 

AFC Cup

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Balkan vs Dordoi 1-2, on aggregate Dordoi won 3-2

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Dordoi now will play in the playoff stage vs Khosilot from Tajikistan, the winner qualify for the group stage,

the 1st leg of the playoff stage match is on Feb 21 and 2nd leg on Feb 28

Khosilot vs Shaheen Asmayee 0-0, Khosilot win 1-0 on aggregatte

For Shaheen was a historc result because it was their first draw in an AFC competition

Mohun Bagan vs Colombo 2-1, on aggregate Mohun Bagan win 4-2

Mohun Bagan will play in the playoff stage vs Club Valencia, 1st leg on Feb 21 and 2nd leg on Feb 28

Club Valencia vs Thimpu City 3-0 (0-0 in the 1st leg) Club Valencia win 3-0 on aggregate

Home United FC (Singapore) vs Phnom Penh Crown 3-0, Home United win 7-3 on aggregate and qualify for the group stage

Boeung Ket vs 1-0 Lao Toyota, (1-1 in the 1st leg) Boeung Ket wins 2-1 on aggregate, their have made history as they have become the first Cambodan club to qualify for the AFC Cup group stage.

 

Friday review

It was an amazing day with great victories from Racing Strasbourg, FC Metz, 1 FC Kaiserslautern and Hamburg SV

The curious thing is that Hamburg SV and FC Metz reached their respective archrivals and now they´re leveled on points with them, HSV with Werder Bremen and FC Metz with Nancy Lorraine.

Ligue 2

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Racing Strasbourg vs Gazelec Ajaccio 2-0

Racing won a very important match and now they are in the top 3 of the League 2

Ligue 1

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FC Metz vs Olympqie Marseille 1-0

Bundesliga

HSV vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-0

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2.Bundesliga

1.fc Kaiserslautern vs Würzburger Kickers 1-0

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Coupe de France 2016-17 Round of 16 (8èmes de finale) draw

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The draw for the round of 32 was made leaving many attractive matches, Racing will play for the 2nd time with a team from National (D3) but this time they will play away in Normandie vs Avranches.

The matches will be played between February 28 and March 1st.

Fréjus Saint-Raphaël (CFA) – AJ Auxerre (L2)

Bergerac Périgord FC (CFA) – Lille LOSC (L1)

Quevilly Rouen Métropole (National) – En Avant de Guingamp (L1)

Olympique de Marseille (L1) – AS Monaco (L1)

Girondins de Bordeaux (L1) – FC Lorient (L1)

CA Bastia (National) – Angers SCO (L1)

Chamois Niortais (L2) – Paris SG (L1)

US Avranches (National) – Racing Strasbourg (L2)

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Coupe de France Round of 32 results, Racing progressed!

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Racing Strsbourg didn´t had problems to win vs Vendée Le Poire-Sur-Vie but for Sarreguemines the dream of qualifying for the next round is over.

Vendée 0-1 Racing Strasbourg

Sarreguemines FC 0-3 Niort

CA Bastia 2-0 Nancy Lorraine

Les Herbiers Vendee 1-2 EA Guingamp

Angers 3-1 Caen

Stade Rennes 0-4 PSG

Chateauroux 2-3 FC Lorient

Olympique Marseille 2-1 Olympique Lyon

Quevilly Rouen Metro 3-0 Marseille Consolat

Frejus St Raphael 1-0 Prix Les Mezieres

Chambly 4-5 AS Monaco

US Avranches 1-0 Fleury 91

Bergerac Perigord 2-0 RC Lens

Lille 1-0 FC Nantes

Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 Dijon