Daily Archives: March 5, 2023

Explaining Borussia Dortmund’s best start to a year – and it’s Chelsea up next

Borussia Dortmund’s title charge is well and truly on. They held on to beat visitors RB Leipzig 2-1 on Friday and temporarily go three points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga. Bayern reclaimed top spot by beating Stuttgart on Saturday but the data company FiveThirtyEight measured the win over Leipzig as increasing Dortmund’s title chances from 14 to 19 per cent. Bayern (76 per cent) might be clear favourites to secure an 11th straight German championship, but Edin Terzic’s side are pushing them. …”
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Explained: 100-minute Premier League matches next season but no concussion subs

FIFA’s clampdown on time-wasting is set to go global after football’s lawmakers signed off plans to encourage leagues worldwide to tighten up the enforcement of stoppage time. The decision was one of several confirmed on Saturday at the annual general meeting of the International Football Advisory Board, otherwise known as IFAB, and means that World Cup style-stoppage time, which saw 100-minute matches at Qatar 2022, could be seen in the Premier League next season. …”
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Nelson’s winner for Arsenal was ludicrous – and may prove to be 2023’s Ulloa equivalent

“Mikel Arteta was at the Emirates Stadium for five years as a player, and has now been here for three more as a manager, and he hasn’t experienced anything like that. ‘That’s probably the loudest and the most emotional moment we’ve had here,’ he said after his Arsenal side turned a 2-0 deficit against Bournemouth with half an hour to play into a momentous 3-2 last-gasp win. …”
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