The soccer news starts with Timmy Chandler's Eintracht beat RB Leipzig 2-1 at home in the only Bundesliga game on Monday's soccer schedule. Trailing from the 13th minute, Chandler equalized in the 22nd. Kevin Prince-Boateng scored Eintracht's winner four minutes later. Eintracht is in 3rd-place in the Bundesliga table after 23 games, a point behind Borussia Dortmund and a point ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig.
“It was an awesome performance from the team," Chandler said. "We were desperate to win the match. We promised ourselves to stand up to everything they threw at us. I gambled on the ball coming in my direction for our equaliser, and I was able to tuck the ball home with the sole of my boot."
Timmy Chandler finds the equalizer for Frankfurt! That's the American's second goal of the season, both coming in 2018.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 19, 2018
Frankfurt 1-1 RB Leipzig https://t.co/3obfhmuUqT
Staying in the Bundesliga, John Brooks's Wolfsburg announced that coach Martin Schmidt has resigned. Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe said, "Martin Schmidt wants his resignation to pave the way for VfL to ensure survival as soon as possible with a new head coach. We would’ve liked to have achieved this target with him, but we couldn’t dissuade him from his decision. We have to respect this firm stance, although I have to admit it disappoints me – particularly as he was the coach we wanted for the club."
The new Wolfsburg coach is Bruno Labbadia, signing a contract for the rest of this season and 2018-19. He inherits a team 14th in the Bundesliga table, a point ahead of Werder Bremen and Mainz. Wolfsburg has suffered from injuries, including Brooks. One more item from the Bundesliga, USMNT youth player Josh Sargent is now officially a member of Werder Bremen.
The Irish Examiner's Dermot Corrigan makes the case for the Barcelona vs Chelsea rivalry. The Ringer's Mike Goodman stresses the importance of Paulinho for this version of Barcelona. ESPN's Andy Mitten explains why Manchester United can't underestimate Sevilla in their Champions League series. Pro Soccer Talk's Andy Edwards on Wigan's FA Cup Fifth Round upset of Manchester City. The Independent's Jonathan Liew pushes back against the idea that the FA Cup needs fixing.
In US news, the CONCACAF Champions League is available in English on the go90 app. Univision Deportes has the Herediano vs Tigres game at 8pm and Colorado vs Toronto at 10pm ET. Front Row Soccer's Michael Lewis has New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch talking CONCACAF Champions League. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney interviews Seattle Sounders sporting director Chris Henderson. Goal.com's Jon Arnold's Liga MX roundup.
Ciao Seb 😀❄️ pic.twitter.com/pbD6nYx2ta— Eriq Zavaleta (@_AIR_RIQ_) February 20, 2018
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