Soccer Insights – June Vol. 2

June arrived with Barcelona’s victory in the UEFA Champions League final. U-20 World Cup is in the quarterfinals stage, while Women’s World Cup and Copa America Kicked-off this past week. Let’s review a new week full of soccer.

UEFA Champions League
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FC Barcelona achieved their second treble by defeating Juventus at Berlin in the UEFA Champions League. Rakitic opened the score during the first half, but Morata tied things when the second half had just started. Juventus started to control the game and attacking Barcelona, who responded with a deadly counter finished by Luis Suarez. Neymar settled things a few seconds before the end of the game, and Barcelona bid farewell to Xavi Hernandez in fashion.

Copa America
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Copa America has finally started with Chile’s victory over Ecuador last night. The whistle blew-off after a colorful and nice opening ceremony, and Chile scored twice to secure their first three points in front of their people. Ecuador offered a good game, forcing Claudio Bravo to showcase his goalkeeping skills a couple of times, but didn’t manage to score.

Be sure to check these games next week (all of them on beIN SPORTS):

– Chile vs Mexico, Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
– Argentina vs Uruguay, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
– Brazil vs Colombia, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET

FIFA Women’s World Cup
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FIFA Women’s World Cup went underway last Saturday, offering quality soccer and some really astonishing goals since then. Germany showed full power in their first game with a 10-0 victory against Ivory Coast, the USWNT debuted defeating Australia 3-1 and title holders Japan collected three points from Switzerland. Second matchweek games began yesterday, and some teams will secure their place in the knock-out stage.

These are the pick games to watch this week (on FOX Sports):
– Brazil vs Spain, Saturday (tomorrow) at 4:00 p.m. ET
– Netherlands vs Canada, Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
– Nigeria vs USWNT, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET

FIFA U-20 World Cup
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U-20 World Cup has reached quarterfinals after some exciting games in the round of 16:

Brazil 0-0 (5-4) Uruguay
Portugal 2-1 New Zealand
Austria 0-2 Uzbekistan
Ukraine 1-1 (1-3) Senegal
United States 1-0 Colombia
Serbia 2-1 Hungary
Ghana 0-3 Mali
Germany 1-0 Nigeria

The quarterfinal games are as follows (all of them on FOX Sports network:
– Brazil vs Portugal, Saturday (tomorrow) at 9:00 p.m. ET
– Mali vs Germany, Saturday (tomorrow) at 9:00 p.m. ET
– United States vs Serbia, Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET
– Uzbekistan vs Senegal, Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET

Be sure to check all the action surrounding these three international tournaments, we’ll recap the most important things next week in a new edition of Soccer Insights!

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