The weekend is here and we have three great matches for you. For the beginners, we have a great Hungarian match. For the more experienced visitors, we have a North African derby in the CAF Confederations Cup. Our Baba-Addicts will have a special match, classic match with lot of passion from El Salvador.
(All the hours are in CET local time)
Amateur (Like these guys)
What? Debrecen – Ferencváros (Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I)
When? Saturday, 2030
Where? Nagyerdei Stadion, Debrecen
Why? An insane opening for the season led Ferencváros to the 1st place with 5 wins out of 5 matches. The club dreams about a first title since 2004. Their opponents, Debrecen, are one of the expected contenders for the title, are in 4th place.
Key Players: Debrecen's forward, Geoffrey Castillion, who was part of Ajax youth teams but failed to reach the senior team, and now he plays in Hungary after great season in Romania. Ferencváros’ Dániel Böde is one of the best scorers in the league at the moment, with 6 goals so far.
Special figure: Brazilian midfielder Leandro played 4 years for Ferencváros and 3 more years in Debrecen, before he left to Cyprus. He became a Hungarian citizen and made 13 caps for the national team. After 5 years, he returned in the last summer to Ferencváros.
Professional (like these guys)
Espérance de Tunis – Al Ahly (CAF Confederations Cup)
When? Saturday, 2000
Where? Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Why? Two former African Champions League winners will play in order to clinch a semifinal spot. For Espérance it's the last chance to stay in the race. Al Ahly will have to win in order to complete their task in their title defending journey.
Key Players: Espérance leader is Hocine Ragued, the French-Tunisian midfielder who arrived in Tunisia after playing in Belgium, Czech Republic and Turkey. The star of Al Ahly is Emad Moteab, who score the winning goal in the last CAF Confederations Cup final.
World Class (like this guy)
What? Águila – Alianza (Salvadoran Primera División)
When? Sunday, 0300
Where? Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza, San Miguel
Why? El Clásico Centro Oriente, the mid-east classic of El Salvador.
After 4 games, Águila are leading the table with 10 points. Alianza are in the 3rd place with 8 points. Moreover, both teams are the only who haven't lost yet.
Key Players: Take a look on Deris Umanzor, the 35 years old defender of Águila, who plays in Águila for the ninth season and made a short travel for the MLS. Alianza will be led by Rodolfo Zelaya, 27 years old striker, who is one of the well-known Salvadoran players today.
Special Figure: Mario Mayén Meza was one of the greatest names in El Slavador's football during the 90's. He won three national titles in Alianza, and three more in Águila. He played also for FAS, which means he played for 3 out of the 4 big clubs in the country. Bravo loco!