SLOVAN BRATISLAVA REGAINS SUMMIT

Slovan Bratislava FC of Slovakia have gone to the top of the table after their slim win over ZlateMoravce over the weekend. The narrow victory ensured that they regained their place at the league summit in the first division of club football in Slovakia. DunajskaStreda had earlier replaced Slovan Bratislava at the league summit on Saturday evening.


DunajskaStreda beat Nitra 1-0 away from home to secure top spot on the Slovakia Super League table with young Croatian forward Marko Divkovic getting the only goal of the game in the 50th minute. With the win over Nitra taking DunajskaStreda to the league summit, Slovan Bratislava needed to beat ZlateMoravceto move above their rivals for the league title.

Slovakian Football to Reboot, Albert Meuma Confident

More than 8519 km away from his home in Kenya, Albert Muema is hoping to leave a mark in the Slovakian football as he will start his career in MFK Lokomotiva Zvolen, the third-tier club. The Kenyan striker has already been able to impress during the training session that happens prior to the season and has already made a switch from First Division Football in Serbia before the Covid19 pandemic began.

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LAVEZZI RETIRES FROM SOCCER

Former PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is hanging up his boots at the age of 34 after playing his last match with Chinese Super Lig side Hebei.
The Argentine, before moving to France made his name at Napoli together with Slovakia international Marek Hamsik. The duos time coincided with the rise of Napoli from being a perpetual midtable team to once who has grown to qualifying for the UEFA Champions League on a regular basis to challenging Juventus for the Serie A title and affording to fire Carlo Ancelloti.

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Slovakia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summons Tibor Peto

Tibor Peto is the ambassador from Hungary to Slovakia. He was summoned by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Slovakia when incidents of anti-Slovak comments and slogans happened at the qualifier match for Euro 2020 played between the two nations. The match was being played at Budapest when offensive slogans were heard from the spectators and the state symbols where denigrated. Meanwhile, the Ministry condemned the signs of hostility and aggression of the nationals along with the incidents of slogans and comments during the game.

The Ministry said that these kinds of expressions will not be accepted in the stadium as well as in other places. He added that incidents like these are very unsafe and dangerous. They can even upset the relations between Slovakia and Hungary. Tibor Peto has been asked by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Slovakia to request the governmental authorities of Hungary so that they can give more attention to this incident. They must also use all the ways that are available to them so that they can eliminate it.

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Steven Gerrard Closes Transfer with Slovakian Player Martin Skrtel

The thirty-four-year-old has turned into an agent following his contract with Fenerbahce; the Turkish side was over towards the end of the season. Steven Gerrard has talked to the defender, as per the reports. It is believed that the answer is positive. Reports also suggest that Skrtel is arranging for a journey to Glasglow to have a discussion in person in a few days. However, this will not be the first time that Gerrard will bring the Slovakian international onto the team as Liverpudlian identified the defender to be the transfer target prior to his appointment as the manager of the Ranger in the previous season.

Nevertheless, the first approach of the club failed as they were unable to reach the valuation of £5million for Skrtel. In January Gerrard returned hoping that the club is going to allow players to move since he was in the final year of the contract. However, they failed to agree upon the personal terms. Skrtel had a large contract at Fenerbahce as he earned £60,000 every week and according to his agent, he wasn’t ready to take the cut of over 50% to push the deal in January.

SIMEONE PRAISES SLOVAKIAN STAR

Atletico battled to a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Celta Vigo which keeps the club in the hunt for the La Liga title with a few games left in the season. Antoine Griezmann scored a fantastic freekick to open the scoring before loan forward Alvaro Morata added a second for the hosts.

Celta Vigo who came to the Wanda Metropolitano seeking a victory to draw out of the relegation battle were unlucky to meet Atletico stopper Jan Oblak in good form.
The Slovakia international put up a man of the match performance making three world-class saves to ensure victory. After the game, Atletico’s manager Diego Simeone was full of praise for the former Benfica ace. The enigmatic Argentine told a packed media that he believes the Slovakia international is the best shot-stopper in the world.

HAMSIK – THE TRUE NAPOLI LEGEND

When Marek Hamsik signed for Napoli in 2007 on a €5.5 million deal from Brescia not many knew the spiky-haired youngster. However 12 years later the Slovakian leaves Italy as a bonafide star after giving his all at the Naples outfit.

Hamsik was one of the players Napoli signed after regaining promotion to the Seria A after spending some seasons in the lower league as a result of bankruptcy. He quickly became a fans favourite becoming the top scorer of the club for two consecutive seasons as Napoli sought to consolidate their stay in the league.