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Pjanic vs De Jong duel ends in a draw

Alexandre Patanian

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Yesterday’s Nations’s League matches made some teammates become rivals for the space of 90 minutes. Other than Francisco Trincao facing Antoine Griezmann, the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina faced each other with two of their stars being Barça midfielders. For the Oranje, Frenkie de Jong starred in midfield while Pjanic also started for his country.

The Nations League encounter ended in a stalemate, but the two midfielders had decent displays. Injured for his homeland’s last game, De Jong had a really positive impact, having four successful dribbles out of four and being really accurate in his passes. Similarly, Miralem Pjanic was one of the best players on his side, also being successful with every dribble he attempted.

In the end, the game ended in a 0-0 draw and the Netherlands are now second in their group while Pjanic’s side is close to relegation with no wins and two losses in three games. The group also contains Italy and Poland, which De Jong and Pjanic will have to face in their upcoming fixtures.

Stats: SofaScore

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David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans

Aaryan Parasnis

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During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.

The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”

Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”

Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.

There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.

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