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League of Ireland Premier Division:

Good weekend for Champions Shamrock Rovers.
Results:
Shelbourne 1-2 Bohemians
Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Sligo Rovers
Dundalk 0-0 St. Patricks
Drogheda Utd 2-2 Derry City
Waterford 0-0 Galway Utd

Table:
Ranking : Played: Points
Shelbourne - 10 - 21
Derry City - 10 - 16
Shamrock R - 9 - 15
St Pat. Ath. - 10 - 14
Bohemians - 9 - 13
Sligo Rovers - 9 - 12
Waterford - 10 - 12
Galway Utd - 9 - 11
Drogheda - 9 - 8
Dundalk - 9 - 4

Note - Postponed matches:
Bohemians vs Dundalk {to be played April 15th}
Sligo Rovers vs Galway {to be played April 22nd}
Shamrock R vs Drogheda {to be played April 29th}
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Cyprus:

Omonia vs Pafos in the Cup Final. Omonia won the Cup the last 2 seasons.
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Vitebsk-Sluck 2:0
Dnepr-Neman 0:2
Gomel-Dinamo M 0:1
Isloč-Arsenal 0:2
Torpedo BelAZ-BATE 2:0
Naftan-Smorgon 1:1
Šahter-Slavia 1:3
Dinamo B-Minsk 3:0

Slavia is still going on! They won in Soligorsk and maintain their perfect score, just like Neman, which won at Dnepr, but Slavia scored more goals and took the lead. Dinamo Minsk got what they came for in Gomel, while BATE lost again and is already clear that their chances for the title are close to zero.
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Cymru Premier:
The last MD of the second phase was played today.
In the Top-6, we had The New Saints 2–0 Connah's Quay and the two clubs comfortably finished in the top two positions.
Big win for Newtown (1-3 at Cardiff MU) and they finished on fourth position. The four clubs in the ECL-Q1 play-offs (third phase) are Newtown, Caernarfon Town, Cardiff MU and Penybont.
In the bottom-6, we had Penybont 1–0 Haverfordwest County in the most important match of the MD and Penybont earned the last ECL-Q1 play-off position!
We also had Aberystwyth Town 3–0 Pontypridd United and Aberystwyth Town avoided relegation. Last season they also finished on 10th position.
Colwyn Bay follows Pontypridd United in relegation, one season after they were promoted. Interestingly, they had the highest average attendance of all clubs in Cymru Premier this season.
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Cymru Premier third phase:
The ECL-Q1 play-offs (single matches) should be Newtown vs Penybont and Caernarfon Town vs Cardiff MU.
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League of Ireland Premier Division:

Another good weekend for Champions Shamrock Rovers, with an away win against Derry City. Also a good week for Bohemians, who have climbed to 2nd in the table on the back of two home wins.
This week, the four teams that qualified for Europe will play an extra match, with Derry City at home to St. Patricks Athletic & Shelbourne at home to Shamrock Rovers.
Results:
Bohemians 1 - 0 Dundalk {Back-game}
Bohemians 1 - 0 Drogheda Utd
Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Dundalk
St. Patricks 1 - 1 Waterford
Derry City 1 - 3 Shamrock Rovers
Galway Utd 1 - 0 Shelbourne

Table:
Ranking : Played: Points
Shelbourne - 11 - 21
Bohemians - 11 - 19
Shamrock R - 10 - 18
Derry City - 11 - 16
St Pat. Ath. - 11 - 15
Galway Utd - 10 - 14
Sligo Rovers - 10 - 13
Waterford - 11 - 13
Drogheda - 10 - 8
Dundalk - 11 - 5

Note - Postponed matches:
Sligo Rovers vs Galway {to be played April 22nd}
Shamrock R vs Drogheda {to be played April 29th}
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Hi folks

This thread was the best place I could think of to ask this - what is going on with FK Panevėžys of Lithuania? They won the league in 2023 but now in 2024 have only 7 points from 9 games, and seem to already have had 2 players leave in 2024 (according to @FutebolLituano on twitter).
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dyermcryan wrote: Wed Apr 24, 2024 11:12 Hi folks

This thread was the best place I could think of to ask this - what is going on with FK Panevėžys of Lithuania? They won the league in 2023 but now in 2024 have only 7 points from 9 games, and seem to already have had 2 players leave in 2024 (according to @FutebolLituano on twitter).
There is no simple answer to this question. Everybody before the season thought that Panevezys will be the favorites to will Lithuanian league. The same coach, most of the squad from last season stayed. Sure some key players and leaders from last season left, but replacement were pretty solid. At least on paper. Everything is fine with finances as well. So there is no explanation to this fiasko. In some games lack of luck (they lost 3 games in finale minutes. And that is a lot after 9 games), in some games probably lack of skill, and now i think they have a lot of psychological presurre and atmosphere in the team must be horrible.
And this year Lithuanian league is very starnge. Last season leaders, and favorites of this season Panevezys and Siauliai are at the bottom of the league. And last seasons outsiders, and favorites to relegate this season are at the top of the table. Every favorite is struggling except Zalgiris Vilnius . So this year our European trips should be very short and horrible.
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matt wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 17:58
TommyChat wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 14:55In Albania the top 4 teams will enter knock out playoffs for the title which will include a 3rd place play off for the final European slot if the CW is not in top 4. In semifinals if the game ends in the draw the higher placed team will advance but in the final and 3po games will have extra time and penalties. All games will be played in Air Albania stadium and will be single legged in a final 4 format.

It sounds like a perfect format....to increase match-fixing (in the regular season) in a league already plagued by it.

"Warning - genius at work, do not disturb".
A bit late but I want to confirm what a disgrace this ''format'' is. Most likely it will be reverted next season due to big backlash it's facing. Especially clubs like Egnatia are profiting massively since they practically secured top 4 a long time ago.
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Thank you for the explanation @LeRonio
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Smorgon-Gomel 2:2
BATE-Dnepr 1:1
Minsk-Naftan 1:1
Arsenal-Šahter 2:0
Slavia-Dinamo B 1:1
Sluck-Isloč 1:3
Dinamo M-Torpedo BelAZ 0:0
Neman-Vitebsk 0:1

There were a lot of draws this round. Slavia lost their first points this week. They took the lead with a eurogoal by Dros, but then Dinamo Brest equalised just before the halftime after a free kick combination. Slavia was better in the second half, but not enough to win. Second derby of the round between Dinamo Minsk and and Torpedo BelAZ ended goalless, while Neman surprisingly lost at home against Vitebsk. It seems Šahter will get relegated without a fight and BATE will have a mediocre season.
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seso wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 07:18 Cymru Premier third phase:
The ECL-Q1 play-offs (single matches) should be Newtown vs Penybont and Caernarfon Town vs Cardiff MU.
Caernarfon Town vs Cardiff MU on Friday 10 May (19:45)

Newtown vs Penybont on Saturday 11 May (12:20).

The ECL-Q1 play-off final will take place on Saturday 18 May (14:45) at the home of the highest-ranked club.

Out of the four clubs, Newtown AFC has the most European experience.
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It's a weekend of decisive games for the title:

Floriana - Hamrun (Saturday)
Petrocub - Sheriff (Sunday)
Salzburg - Sturm Graz (Sunday)
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Hamrun won the tiitle in Malta in MD 25/26, with one of the most satisfying ways possible for their fans to win a title:

0-5 away to 2nd placed Floriana, with a 2 points gap before the match!
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Firnen wrote: Sat Apr 27, 2024 16:55 Hamrun won the tiitle in Malta in MD 25/26, with one of the most satisfying ways possible for their fans to win a title:

0-5 away to 2nd placed Floriana, with a 2 points gap before the match!
Can they be the first team from Malta to qualify for ECL GS (should i say ECL LS)? The last two European seasons were good, especially the 2021/2022 one. They need a bit of luck in the draws though, drawing Ferencvaros in the ECL Q3 last summer was really unlucky.
They have an Italian manager, so it's + 1 for them.
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