Europa League: Dortmund Prepare Ahead Of Porto Clash

Dortmund German side, Borussia Dortmund, hopes to defend a 2-nil lead at Porto as the two sides fight for a place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Coach Thomas Tuchel expressed hope that since the team dominated the first match in Germany, they would try to do the same in Thursday’s match.

Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-nil in the Bundesliga away match on Sunday and presently second in the table behind Bayern Munich, but 15 points ahead of Hertha Berlin in third.

Meanwhile, Coach Louis Van Gaal insists Manchester United must learn to ignore their critics.

The Dutchman observed that their performances might have been affected by the intense scrutiny the team had been under throughout the campaign.

Van Gaal Inspires Team Against Critics

Van GaalAs Manchester United prepare ahead of their clash with FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, Coach Louis Van Gaal insists his side must learn to ignore their critics.

The 64-years-old observed that their performances might have been affected by the intense scrutiny the team had been under throughout the campaign.

United came under heavy criticism by their fans following last week’s stunning defeat by the Danish team in the first leg clash of the Europa League.

Midfielder Juan Mata also insisted that he was not influenced by the criticism, saying he understands the frustrations of the supporters.

Van Gaal Blames Europa Defeat On Bad Luck

Van GaalManchester United’s boss, Louis van Gaal, said the ‘law of murphy’ is to blame for Manchester United’s shocking Europa League defeat at FC Midtjylland.

United travelled to Denmark with 13 first-team players unable to feature in their round-of-32 tie with Midtjylland, including captain, Wayne Rooney, and goalkeeper, David de Gea.

United fans in the MCH Arena made it clear that they were not impressed with their side’s display.

Van Gaal accepted that the second-half performance was not good enough, but defended the attitude of his players.

Nigeria’s Izunna Uzochukwu Joins Ob Odense On Loan

UzochukwuRussian club, Amkar Perm, have announced that Super Eagles midfielder, Izunna Uzochukwu, has left the team to join Ob Odense in Denmark.

The 25-year-old Uzochuwku played nine times for Amkar Perm in the Russian Premier League and was cautioned two times.

He made his debut for Nigeria in the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on September 5, 2015.

A product of FC Ebedei, the midfielder spent about nine years with FC Midtjylland before joining Amkar Perm on a free transfer in the summer of 2015.