European roundup: Sevilla draw with Barça as Milan clubs reveal new stadium | European club football

Second-placed Sevilla had been held to a 1-1 draw by Barcelona, a end result that helped Actual Madrid to open a five-point lead on the prime of La Liga.

Enjoying below heavy rain, a much-improved Barcelona desperately tried to discover a winner after Ronald Araújo drew them stage from a nook within the forty fifth minute however they had been thwarted by an equally decided Sevilla, who had been diminished to 10 males after Jules Koundé was proven a straight crimson card within the sixty fourth minute.

Sevilla went forward after Papu Gómez latched on to an Ivan Rakitic nook kick and fired house a low strike.

Barça are seventh within the standings with 28 factors from 18 video games, 15 factors behind the leaders Actual Madrid.

Villarreal rose to ninth place with a complete 5-2 victory towards Alavés, with the talisman Gerard Moreno and Boulaye Dia each scoring twice.

After falling behind 2-0, Alavés levelled the scores by Pere Pons and the previous Newcastle striker Joselu however Dia and Yéremy Pino prolonged the lead for Villarreal, earlier than Moreno acquired his second of the night time within the 88th minute.

The Juventus winger Federico Bernardeschi ended a 43-match aim drought in Serie A to cap a 2-0 win towards Cagliari that lifted the Turin club to fifth place.

Juventus’ Federico Bernardeschi turns away from Cagliari’s Gabriele Zappa.
Juventus’ Federico Bernardeschi turns away from Cagliari’s Gabriele Zappa. {Photograph}: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

The Italy winger drilled a shot into the far nook within the 83rd minute to have a good time his first league aim since 26 July 2020, a run of 513 days. It got here after Moise Kean headed house the opener within the first half to set Juve on the right track for a victory that extends second-bottom Cagliari’s winless league run to 11 matches.

The Outdated Woman climbed into fifth place on 34 factors, registering their fourth clear sheet previously 5 league outings within the course of.

Massimiliano Allegri’s facet can now get pleasure from a two-week winter break however after they return in 2022 Juve face league clashes with Napoli, Roma and Milan in January, earlier than going through Atalanta on 12 February.

A new stadium impressed by the design of Milan’s Duomo cathedral will grow to be the new house of Milan and Internazionale, changing the 95-year-old Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Images of the planned project show that the new stadium will be constructed adjacent to the current San Siro.
Photos of the deliberate venture present that the new stadium will likely be constructed adjoining to the present San Siro. {Photograph}: Milan/Twitter

The venture named ‘The Cathedral’ was unveiled on Tuesday and will likely be run by Populous, the structure agency behind London grounds such as Wembley Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Impressed by two of Milan’s most well-known buildings, the Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the new stadium will likely be set in a pedestrian-only space with greater than 110,000 sq. metres of inexperienced areas.

A closing venture is predicted to be introduced in 2022 and the new floor is predicted to have a capability of round 65,000, a discount from the present 80,000-seat area which can be identified as San Siro.

“The new San Siro would be the most lovely stadium on the earth for its robust identification and recognisability. A lovely area, accessible and sustainable for the town of Milan that may facilitate the expansion of the clubs and their international competitiveness,” mentioned the Milan president, Paolo Scaroni.

Photos of the deliberate venture present the new stadium will likely be constructed adjoining to the present San Siro, whereas the outdated floor will likely be principally demolished however stay a part of the new stadium district.

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, which hosted the Nations League final, is 95 years old.
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, which hosted the Nations League closing, is 95 years outdated. {Photograph}: Mike Hewitt/Getty Photos

In the meantime, Salernitana will likely be kicked out of Serie A if they don’t discover a new proprietor by 31 December, the Italian Football Federation president, Gabriele Gravina, mentioned on Tuesday.

The crew from Salerno had been promoted from Serie B for the primary time in 23 years final season however their proprietor, Claudio Lotito, already owned one other Serie A crew, Lazio.

Possession of a number of groups in the identical division is towards league guidelines and management of the club was handed to a belief to discover a new purchaser. Nevertheless, they’ve but to succeed with 10 days to go till the agreed deadline.

“There gained’t be any let-offs relating to the 31 December deadline for the sale of Salernitana,” Gravina mentioned after a gathering of the federation council. “If there should not any new developments, Salernitana are out.”

Serie A made a request to the FIGC final week to maintain Salernitana within the division till the top of the season whereas they attempt to discover a purchaser after they did not obtain appropriate affords.

Salernitana are backside of the league with eight factors from 18 video games, and didn’t journey for his or her recreation towards Udinese on Tuesday after the native well being authority banned them from travelling due to constructive Covid-19 circumstances within the squad.

Nevertheless, the sport was controversially not postponed by Serie A as a result of in accordance with them the Salerno club nonetheless had sufficient obtainable gamers of their squad for the fixture to go forward. Udinese had been awarded a 3-0 win.

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Elsewhere, the Genoa coach Andriy Shevchenko claimed the second league level of his tenure in his seventh recreation as the 18th-placed facet surprisingly held Atalanta to a 0-0 draw.

The Bergamo facet, who’re fourth, mustered 17 photographs to Genoa’s one, however couldn’t discover a well past the goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and noticed their lead over fifth-placed Juve reduce to 4 factors.

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