Is the sun setting on Hamburg’s 54 years in the bundesliga? Match day 33 saw Hamburger Sv earn a crucial draw away at Schalke,thanks to Lasogga’s injury- time strike cancelling out Burgstaller’s first half header. Meaning Hamburger have to defeat Wolfsburg on the final day of the season to avoid their third play-off duel against a Bundesliga 2 side in the last four years.
The main talking point of the game was when coach Markus Gisdol handed Bakery Jatta (Kanu) his first Bundesliga start after appearing on four consecutive game. The striker went to play in one of Hamburgers biggest game of the season and lasted for 72 minutes at the Veltins Arena. Bakery had the opportunity to level the scores before the break but his shot only went for a goal kick.
Ousman Manneh wasn’t part of the team that saw five stars Hoffenhiem beat Werder Bremen 5-3 to keep their hopes alive for a third place. Instead he was featured in the Bremen U23 side game against FSV Franktfurt where he lasted only for 19 minutes because of a knock, Bremen won 4-0.
CAf Confederation cup;
Gambian Yusupha Njie continues his brilliant caf competition form by adding his name on the score sheet & an assist when Fus Rabat beat Kampala FC 3-0 in opening of group A matches.
Chinese Super League;
Turkish born striker Yilmaz brace sinked Yanbian Funde to it’s fourth defeat of the season. Steve Trawally’s third goal of the season saw it cancelled Yilmaz opener in the 28th minutes. But Yilmaz was quick to restore Beijing Guoan lead in the 53rd minute and held on to it.
Copa dey Rey;
Barcelona Juvenile team were back to action when they hosted Sporting Gijon in the Copa dey Rey round 16. Barca took the lead in the 25th minutes but in the 38th minutes saw the visiting team equalised to earn a point. The return leg is next weekend. Gambian Messi ‘Alasan Manneh’ played the entire game.
By Buba Jallow Fallaboweh