Man City name de Bruyne's value, Yamal saves Barça from embarrassment. Daily Digest for 8 March

Football news 08 mar 2024, 17:00
Man City name de Bruyne's value, Yamal saves Barça from embarrassment. Daily Digest for 8 March Man City name de Bruyne's value, Yamal saves Barça from embarrassment. Daily Digest for 8 March

The last day of the working week gave us a lot of news from the world of sports. Dailysports will introduce you to everything that happened on Friday, March 8, and what you might have missed in the traditional digest.

Barcelona defeated Mallorca

In the opening game of the 28th round of La Liga Barça defeated Mallorca. Everything was decided by one goal in the second half, which was scored by promising Catalan forward Lamine Yamal. By the way, before the break İlkay Gündoğan failed to realise a penalty.

Napoli sensationally loses points in Serie A

Torino managed to hold on to a draw against the reigning Italian champions. Napoli opened the scoring on 61 minutes, but three seconds later, the underdog equalised. The Neapolitans lose the chance to move closer to the UEFA Champions League zone.

Manchester City has valued De Bruyne at £100 million

Manchester City are well aware of the interest in their midfielder Kevin De Bruyne from Saudi clubs and are ready to realise him for a good monetary reward.

According to Football Insider, all suitors for the Belgian from the Middle East will have to lay out at least a hundred million pounds for the 32-year-old playmaker. That's how much the Citizens have valued their leader.

Verstappen triumphed at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying

On Friday, 8 March, the qualifying of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix of Formula 1 took place in Jeddah.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen completed qualifying on the first line, having covered the distance in 1:27, 472 minutes. In second place was Charles Leclerc, who lost 0.319 seconds to the Dutch driver. The top three was closed by Sergio Perez of the Red Bull team. He lost 0.335 seconds to Verstappen.

Chelsea are ready to sell Gallagher

There was a lot of talk in the winter transfer window about Tottenham's interest in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, and it seems we may not see the player at Stamford Bridge next season.

According to HITC, the Aristocrats are ready to sell the 24-year-old midfielder, but the player's possible new club has not been named. It is also known who is being considered to replace Gallagher, these are: Frankie De Jong from Barcelona, Vitigne from PSG, but Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is impressing Chelsea bosses the most.

Al-Hilal continue to crush their opponents

Today was also the match of the 23rd round of the Saudi Arabian championship, where Al Riyadh hosted Al Hilal. The guests approached the match with a series of 29 consecutive victories.

It looked like the streak was about to be broken, as the hosts were the first to open the scoring, but Jorge Jesus' team were able to turn the tide and score three goals to seal their thirtieth consecutive victory.

De Zerbi is a favourite of Bayern's sporting director

Bayern Munich are now actively searching for a head coach to succeed Thomas Tuchel. The main candidate is Xabi Alonso, but the "recordmeister" also has a backup option.

Florian Plettenberg reports that Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi is plan B in case the Spaniard can't be brought in. It is reported that a big fan of the Italian's work is Bayern's new sporting director Max Eberle, who likes the specialist's style and the way he works with youngsters.

Bayern's transfer target has hit the radars of Premier League clubs

Earlier, we reported that Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo is almost one of Bayern's top transfer targets for the summer window, but it seems that Munich will still have to fight for the player.

According to Matteo Moretto, the 25-year-old Uruguayan has also attracted the attention of unnamed Premier League clubs, who also want the centre-back.

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