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Football You Missed, 11 Feb: Dutch and Belgian football to combine?

Plus Emmanuel Adebayor's postponed 'welcome' in Paraguayan football with Club Olimpia

 
12:00pm on Tuesday 11th February 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

TO BeNe OR NOT TO BeNe

Dutch Eredivisie and the Belgian Jupiler Pro League are reportedly planning to combine their leagues in an attempt to pre-empt a potential European Super League. The new 18-team league, according to German magazine Kicker, dubbed at the moment as the 'BeNe League', could feature 10 teams from the Netherlands and eight from Belgium and could reportedly be worth €400m in revenue.

Club Brugge CEO Bart Verhaeghe told Kicker:

"We cannot ignore the new reality. Sooner or later, there will be a European Super League with games between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on Sundays."

WANTED - 6,000 NEW FANS

This week, Emmanuel Adebayor agreed a deal to move to Paraguayan side, Club Olimpia. His new team decided to plan a revealing which would see 20,000 new fans sign up as members.

The problem is, only 14,000 have signed up so far, leading the club to release a social media message asking for more - and they have even extended the deadline by 24 hours! Wait, you're saying Adebayor ISN'T popular in Paraguay?!

BANANADRAMA

It was a fiery encounter between Racing Club and Independiente which the former won 1-0 after two players from each team were sent off.

However, Chelo Diaz proved himself to be the coolest man in the stadium late on as he started eating a banana while standing over a free-kick. Not only that, but they would go on to score from the free-kick with part of the banana still hanging out of his mouth!

(OWN) GOAL OF THE SEASON?

Lyon fought back to bring the scoreline back to 3-2 after being 3-0 down against PSG, only to eventually lose 4-2.

The third for the Parisiens was one of the funniest of the season. Julian Draxler hits the line after a pass from Kylian Mbappe before firing a cross into the box, which suddenly comes back to him off the defender, which he, suddenly again, puts back in. It all proves a bit too crazy for Marcal, who ends up rifling a finish into the roof of his own net.

SCAMAVINGA

Rennes announced late last week that club president Olivier Letang had been sacked by the club, without really providing a reason.

Now, according to L'Equipe, he went behind the club's back to illegally tout star wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga to Real Madrid for a potential summer transfer.

The 17-year-old is one of the most sought-after young players in Europe now after breaking into the Rennes first team, and is expected to fetch the club a huge fee either this summer or in the near future. If the reports are to be believed, Letang wanted to benefit financially from that deal.

Now, though, he'll miss out on any commission. Cheaters never prosper.

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