May, 2020 Archive

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Guardiola: “Before we were the noisy neighbor, now I don’t know what we are”

first_imgA lot has changed in Manchester in the last decade. The City, historic second team of the city, has emerged as the great club of the same, advancing on the right to a United that leads several drifting campaigns, and confirming itself as the great dominator of the Premier League in the last ten years. Much of the fault is Pep Guardiola, who has lifted seven titles, including two Premier, in his three and a half seasons as a City coach and tomorrow will play a vital game to continue gaining weight on his winners: the first leg of the semifinals of the Capital One Cup against Manchester United in Old Trafford “Before we were the noisy neighbor, but now I don’t know what we are”, Guardiola acknowledged in the previous meeting. Also, the Catalan tried to subtract pressure from his men before the impending Manchester derby: “The derby is important for our fans, I know exactly what it means to them, but the other teams are also very important.”. Nor did he answer if he preferred this type of games or face Liverpool, the team with which the last Premier has played: “There are many large teams in England,” he said.Guardiola did not confirm if he would play with holder Bravo, but He was glad to have recovered Aymeric Laporte and Nicolás Otamendi. “It’s good to have Laporte back. Everyone except Leroy (Sané) is training, so we have almost the entire team back for this period,” said the Catalan, who acknowledged that some players will rest for “the incredible amount of games that some have in the legs”. Catalan referred to some famous words of Sir Alex Ferguson, historical coach of United, which the Scot delivered in the summer of 2009 after the signing of Carlos Tévez for Manchester City. The Argentine striker never agreed with the British coach and in July 2009 he changed the sidewalk to leave the ‘red devils’ and Enroll in the ranks of the ‘citizens’, who received it with a gigantic blue-blue poster in which they welcomed Manchester; The image has its explanation: many British fans, especially the City, argue that the team of the Mancunians is the City, while United is the team of those who do not live in Manchester. “Sometimes you have a noisy neighbor and you can’t do anything”said the Scotsman, “They will always be loud, so you have to go on with your life, turn on the TV and turn up the volume.” “They are a small club with a small club mentality. They only know how to talk about Manchester United, that’s all they have done and they can’t do anything about it.”sentenced the Scotsman. The image with which the City announced the signing of Tévez and that sparked the controversy with Sir Alex Ferguson.Manchester City Guardiola, who did not go so far in his advances, was cautious in the face of tomorrow’s crash at Old Trafford, a stadium where he has only lost once as a ‘citizen’ coach. “When you play many times against the same teams sometimes you win and sometimes you lose,” explained the Catalan, “I didn’t expect to beat them whenever I got here. We’ve won more times than we lost, which is the important thing.”. However, the last Manchester derby ended with a ‘red devil’ victory by 1-2 at Etihad Stadium, a stadium in which he has only won a derby of the five that Santpedor has directed at home: “I don’t have a theory about this “, the Catalan was sincer.United comes to the first leg of the Capital One Cup after falling 2-0 against Arsenal in the Emirates on the last day of Premier, but Guardiola He doesn’t trust the Solskjaer team. “I think he’s starting to see what he wants in his team”, Guardiola explained, “It is not easy to take the reins of a great club that demands you to be champion in all competitions, but all coaches need time“.” I have a feeling that United has started playing as he wants, “he added, “They are very fast, solid and aggressive. In the last game we conceded a few counterattacks and in a matter of seconds they were in our area”.last_img read more

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The Caye-Nteka connection begins to show signs of life

first_imgOnubense and French capitalized all the danger of the azulones in the confrontation against Girona. Randy was involved at all times with the Girona centrals, winning more than half of his 16 aerial duels, and Caye took advantage of the spaces generated by this struggle of the Parisian.Nevertheless, It was in the association, one of the most complicated leaders in football, where the good tuning between battering ram and midfielder was seen. So much so that Caye’s two best chances came from Nteka passes. The first, in the 15th minute, after extending the ball a Biel Ribas ball and leaving only Caye in front of the goalkeeper. The second was, already at the edge of the break, a center of Nteka that Caye hooked first. On both occasions, the Girona Riesgo goalkeeper broke up the azulona attempts. In addition, a theft of Caye near the rival area served to make Hugo Fraile serve Nteka his clearest chance. Although the match against Girona put the spotlight on this couple, the duel in El Molinón, in which both disputed the ninety minutes, served to see the first signs of understanding between them. However, the lack of success in the face again blurred the work of the attack point azulona. Waiting for SekouWith all this, Fuenlabrada hopes that Sekou, a forward signed also in the winter market, will begin to be decisive in Mere’s plans. In this way and thanks to the Caye-Nteka connection and Sekou solve the problem of the blue goal of the last days.center_img The Fuenlabrada has reasons for joy in this small crisis, and it is that you begin to appreciate a great understanding between Caye Quintana, winter signing for the lead, and Randy Nteka midfielder. The connection between the two will be key to the tranquility of those of Fernando Torres.last_img read more

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The Celtic has a Blaugrana gene

first_imgCarlos Mouriño He never hid his sympathy for Barcelona. Only from that perspective can you understand that fichase to Hristo Stoichkov to save the Celtic in 2007. The result, obviously, was the failure of the decline. However, the Celtic president did not give up on his idea Cruyffista Thus, by the olivine bench they were parading Eusebio, Luis Enrique or I oozed. And now Oscar Garcia, He arrives accompanied by his brother Roger. Both were products of La Masía that grew in the golden age of Dream Team, disciples of Johan Cruyff. Interestingly, both suffered the Zidane scorer debut with the Madrid at the Bernabéu when they wore the shirt of Spanish. Oscar was substituted for the break and Roger didn’t even play in that fateful 5-1. The García Junyent brothers landed this summer in Vigo with two gleam reinforcements from Barcelona: Denis Suarez and Rafinha Alcantara. Both are soccer player of clear profile Barça, with a good pass and always ready for collective association. Jeison murillo He has been the last player with a Blaugrana past that has come to Vigo. The Colombian central was the first winter reinforcement of Celta and has fallen, offering high performance from day one. Today they want to give the mash and incidentally help ‘his’ Barça.last_img read more

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Karius will have to return to Liverpool after the Kiev final

first_imgLoris Karius lived one of the worst days of his life on May 26, 2018. The German goalkeeper was chosen by Jurgen Klopp to defend Liverpool’s goal in the Kiev Champions League final against Real Madrid and his mistakes condemned the title options for the reds.His performance led Liverpool to spend 62.5 million euros on Alisson Becker to give him the goal and Loris Karius tried to seek redemption in an assignment in Turkey. A two-year loan for the club in the Turkish capital that hoped to recover the goalkeeper of the runner-up in Europe, who could live further from the spotlight of the Premier League.In Turkey, Karius has again made more headlines for his mistakes than for his level and, according to several Turkish media, Besiktas has tried several times to cancel the assignment without success. Now, according to The Athletic, Loris Karius will have to be forced to return to the orders of Jurgen Klopp when he finishes this year since Besiktas has informed both Liverpool and the player that he will not exercise the purchase option so that the German continues to defend the goal of the black eagles. Although in Istanbul they don’t seem to be too happy with their performance, Loris Karius remains the starting goalkeeper for Sergen Yalcin. Biberach has played 28 games and has conceded 42 goals between League, Cup and Europa League. At 26, he will have to return to Anfield and decide on his immediate future since he is free on June 30 of this year and the networks have not renewed him.last_img read more

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Josh Ashton: “It was embarrassing to let Atlético de Madrid fans travel”

first_imgFormer Liverpool City Public Health Chief Josh Ashton described as “shameful” that Atlético de Madrid fans could travel to Anfield on March 11 when the Spanish Government forced them to play without an audience in their own territory. “There will be time for recriminations later. However, now we must learn the lessons of why we continue to be slow to do what is needed in this country. We must be much more ambitious with the tests, current government targets are insignificant and we must do everything possible to protect our front-line workers, “he added.For his part, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson He also regretted that 3,000 Atlético de Madrid fans were allowed to enter the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. He believes that “it was not a good idea” after the capital of Spain already had cases confirmed by COVID-19.“The Spanish club traveled to Anfield for a Champions League match on March 11, and thousands of their supporters joined them on the journey to Liverpool. At that time, Madrid was already experiencing an acute outbreak of coronavirus and Atlético de Madrid had been ordered to play matches on their own ground behind closed doors “, he remembered.“Many questioned the decision at the time, but UEFA and the UK government they did not impose any restrictions for the party to develop normally “, he pointed out in words to this same newspaper. “It was embarrassing and now we are seeing the consequences of that in Liverpool. We can expect another wave of infections after this because of who those fans were, “Ashton told the ‘Liverpool Echo’ newspaper reported by Europa Press.last_img read more

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LaLiga’s top midfielders

first_imgSusaeta45361.6%172 Özil47105 Isco44269 Joaquin32 (3)0 Busquets91.03%2278873.04 Bruno Soriano7.113.361.8312.31 Koke He has a glove on his feet. The footballer of Atlético de Madrid is the best assistant of LaLiga in the last ten campaigns, according to data provided by Opt about the best midfielders in LaLiga. Koke has dealt 70 goal passes in 303 games since the 2010-2011 season. Quite an offensive bulwark and fundamental pillar for the whole of Simeone. 39 of them have been in play with the ball in motion. By cons, 31 distributed them to set pieces (after corner or free kick). Xabi Prieto and Isco, creators of goal plays Orellana33 (5)0 Xavi, the king of success in the passXavi Hernández is the midfielder with the best percentage of good passes in LaLiga with a very high 93.57%. It is closely followed by the other metronome of the competition: Toni Kroos. The German from Real Madrid signs a 93.03% of good passes, although with less number of passes attempted than the former Barcelona. KroosFour. Five176 Equal26 (56.5%)46 Xabi Prieto44271 Iniesta43232 Both the former soccer player of the Real society as the medium of Real Madrid are the midfielders who more occasions create with ball in motion. They are among the footballers who generate the most scoring chances for their teams (the first is Koke). Nevertheless, Xabi Alonso as Isco have a high percentage of creating danger with the ball in motion. PlayersGoalsDirect free kick goals PlayersFouls committedAverage per match Kroos, the best set pieces Raúl García76 (15 penalty)0 Trashorras37461%145 Susaeta21 (42%)fifty Al-sadd Midfield playerSpain In contrast, Raúl García is by far the highest scoring midfielder in this last decade. 76 goals, 15 of them with a penalty, between Osasuna, Atlético and Athletic. He has not scored a direct free kick goal. Quite the opposite of his closest pursuer, Dani Parejo. 57 goals, with 24 from the penalty spot and 11 direct free kick. Koke is among the top goalscorer midfielders, but curiously he has not scored de its 33 targets, neither from the eleven meters or from a direct free kick.Top goalscorer midfielders Raúl García6462.04 Ivan Rakitic is next on the list and closely follows the rojiblanco. The Croatian half, both with Seville and with Barça, has assisted in 55 goals. The top-3 completes it Markel Susaeta, the former Athletic player, gave his teammates up to 50 goal passes: 29 with the ball played and 21, for a corner kick or a foul.The best assistants of LaLiga Rubén Pérez7.142.512.0311.68 Rakitic42360.5%164 Equal53453.9%245 Gabi5902.15 However, it is a former partner of Xavi who takes the palm as the midfielder who gives the most passes per game. Sergio Busquets widely leads the statistics of passes made in LaLiga from 2010-2011. Busquets has reached 22,788 passes in 312 games. With a not inconsiderable 91.03% in the pass.Top-10 of most good passes His passes have generated, in these ten years, 399 and 379 occasions of danger, respectively but mmore than 85% of those actions have been with the ball in play.More scoring chances generated The data offered by Opta in these ten campaigns reflect former Atlético captain, Gabi, as the most recovering footballer in the championship. Besides, of being the player with the most successful innings in LaLiga. However, it is Bruno Soriano who has better data on interceptions lor that it reports a better average of defensive actions, ahead of the aforementioned Gabi. Therefore, the footballer of Villarreal He’s been better defensively this time.Defensive actions Xabi Prieto39992.7%27 Say mary49124 Morales34 (6)0 Koke31 (44.3%)70 Rakitic23 (41.8%)55 Gabi80.6%1521455.3 Víctor Sánchez5562.10 Illarramendi84.78%1264452.5 Gabi Koke82.93%1536750.7 Illarramendi6.572.511.8510.93 PlayersAssistsMatches played Joaquin42073.6%111 Kroos28 (62.2%)Four. Five Equal85.92%1764657.3 Isco37985%57 Kroos93.03%1259971.6 Iniesta89.6%1459462.9 Rakitic86.38%1624552.9 Raúl García: one of lime and the other of sand Banega85.021307656.1 Sarabia37 (3)one PlayersAssists ball stoppedTotal assists Pape Diop5412.12 Tomás Pina4461.92 Koke56056.3%243 Isco50 (2)one Susaetafifty281 Equal57 (24)eleven Raúl García He leads as key midfielder two key statistics. It is the means with the most fouls in this period of time: 646, although it has an average of 2.04 per game. For example, Gabi performs more per match on average: 2.15.Media with the most fouls made Equal46308 Beñat37237.1%232 Xabi Alonso6.872.162.3011.33 Players% success in the passPasses madePasses per game Koke33 (0)0 Koke70303 Xavi93.57%1357788.74 on average Gabi, the most recuperative Xabi Prieto38 (12)0 Rakitic55307 PlayersOccasions generated% of playA set piece PlayersRecoveriesInterceptionsSuccessful entriesAverage per match The German of Real Madrid He is the player with the best percentage of assists on set pieces. Kroos has distributed 28 goals, corresponding to 62.2% of the total of his 45 assists in 176 LaLiga games in the last ten years. Only Koke (31) has made more passes from goal to set pieces than the Teuton in this period, although with a worse percentage (44.3%) than Madrid.Assists on set pieces Since the campaign 2010-2011, The league He has left numerous data among the midfielders. One of the footballers who stand out in all sections is Koke Resurrection but there is more that they deserved to be among the top media during these years. The list is extensive and the sections to be highlighted are very extensive. Kroos38647.9%200 Rakitic49 (5)two Gabi7.492.292.4712.25last_img read more

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Dybala still doesn’t have a renewal offer with Juventus

first_imgPaulo Dybala is showing with Maurizio Sarri, perhaps, the best version of his career. The Argentine has 13 goals and 12 assists in the 34 games played until the break, and at 26 he seems to have reached maturity enough to take the big leap. With the former Neapolitan, as he himself recognized, he has managed to reinforce and enjoy more of your relationship on the field with Cristiano: they are already perfectly integrated and you can see that green is getting better and better understood.His weight in the Vecchia Signora is enormous (in the last game, against Inter, he scored somewhat wonderful) and it is almost a paradox, since last summer the club almost sold Manchester United. The Argentine, on the other hand, wanted to stay in Turin, where he is very happy, but today he has no certainty about his future. The Jewel contract expires in 2022: A possible agreement is rumored to prolong it but, As AS learned, the negotiation has not yet started and it does not look like it will be done soon.. There was no contact between Juventus and the player’s representatives, who are waiting for a call in the coming months. Dybala, meanwhile, is recovering after having gone through the coronavirus nightmare with his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini And he wants to be available for the return to training, which could take place from May 4. Sarri will be delighted to welcome you.last_img read more

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Ighalo asks Shanghai Shenhua “to end the season at Manchester United”

first_imgIghalo has said this Friday his intention to proceed in England. “I want to end the season if attainable”mentioned to the BBC. “He was in fine condition, scoring objectives and now we have now stopped for over a month. I’ve executed my greatest and I hope to play once more, “added the former striker. Granada CF. The participant of the Shanghai Shenhua Odion Ighalo, loaned in the Manchester United Till Could 31, He requested his residence membership this Friday to let him end the season in the Premier League after having performed simply eight video games in the ‘purple devils’ shirt. “The workforce had momentum earlier than the pandemic began. Proper now I’m on mortgage, and this may shorten my time at the membership,” he mentioned. Ighalo, than He will be unable to play for Manchester United once more if the Premier League resumes at the end of the month.center_img The 30-year-old Nigerian was one in every of United’s boldest bets in the previous winter market, however his efficiency was being passable till the halt on account of the well being emergency. 4 objectives and an help in simply 300 minutes of play.last_img read more

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Piqué: “Playing on the 12th? It’s only a month, think about it; a few more days wouldn’t hurt us”

first_imgReturn: “Every part has been very properly defined about the return to soccer and the checks. We begin on Friday and tomorrow once more. For now, snug. It’s completely different, however you need to adapt. It will be important that everybody is aware of the protocol and abides by it. Hay many pursuits, I perceive the League to finish as a result of there’s a lot at stake. Taking part in with out an viewers is just not what we like, however ending the League with out taking part in moreEven when we’re leaders, it could even be ugly. “ The Partidazo in #Vamos of Movistar + spoke this Sunday with Piqué, captain of Barça, on the event of the return to work of the groups this week. LaLiga insists on having the ability to begin the championship subsequent Friday, June 12, as the employer’s president has said on this similar program. Most of the golf equipment have already began coaching with the mentality of being able to play once more on that date (Actual Madrid will do it this Monday) and for this they’re rigorously complying with all the protocols established by the League itself and the Superior Council sports activities. Course of: “It is smart what the League is doing. I’ve listened to Javier discuss about taking part in once more on the 12th, it’s only a month, with out friendlies, that they think it for the good of the present and that there aren’t any accidents, if I can contribute my bit, a few more days wouldn’t hurt us. ““Pessimistic” with the risk of celebrating the Davis Cup in 2020Gerard Piqué, president of Kosmos, the organizing firm of the Davis Cup, mentioned he felt “pessimistic” with the risk that the tennis competitors may very well be held this 12 months in Madrid at the finish of November, as initially deliberate. “There’s a lot of uncertainty. We strive to concentrate on what the Larger Sports activities Council says about whether or not we are able to maintain the competitors and I see it as a bit pessimistic as a result of a Davis Cup with out individuals in the stands is troublesome,” mentioned. “There are completely different opinions now and no person has the safety of placing individuals or that it’s behind closed doorways. With the weeks we could have more readability. We have to be ready, we now have to work with the staff from residence, however we have to be ready in case we end it organizing “, concluded.Monchi: “We’re with the monkey”“This weekend, the subsequent one if God keen, the German league will begin with a main derby, Schalke-Dortmund. There isn’t any higher cowl than a Seville derby, Sevilla-Betis, Betis-Sevilla, will probably be one more incentive. We’re all in overalls and it’s what all of us need ”.last_img read more

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“To sign for Madrid I had to hide in a hotel”

first_imgSure, in Palamós, we misplaced 2-1. It was so good that I didn’t even want to undergo the subsidiary (laughs) … He went for Valdano! Now that profitable spirit will take him to his function as coach. For him, obstacles are presents, it grows.And Guti? You have been very shut …One other genius. His genius permits him to see soccer in another way. It additionally has a spark as a technician. And her persona … all the time speaks her thoughts and face. I like that form of coaches. He and Raúl will succeed. Jovicevic, with Actual Madrid B, in a match in opposition to the Athletic department. Inform me about Prosinecki. What occurred to him in Madrid?He was pressured to return prematurely from his accidents and broke once more. Robert additionally needed to display what he was value, he compelled … He suffered a lot. He was a nice soccer participant and he’s a nice good friend, he referred to as me to congratulate me.Modric is fireproof …It has completed a lot to my nation. He’s at sundown however all the pieces he is aware of about soccer isn’t going to disappear and he takes care of himself to the utmost. A 35-year-old footballer as we speak is like considered one of 29 in my time …Let’s return to Dynamo. He can have an assistant to an acquaintance of Spanish soccer, Peternac.My father really helpful it to Benítez and that 12 months he scored 23 objectives in First with Valladolid. Alen and I are the godparents of our weddings and now she is going to assist me. Soccer issues (laughs)!His knee slowed him down, he speaks six languages ​​and he found Lucas Pérez …Like Prosinecki, accidents inevitably conditioned Igor Jovicevic’s profession. An beautiful high quality that was demonstrated in that Actual Madrid B that went on to end sixth in the Second Division. “I had Firstclass provides and extra websites”, remembers Jovicevic, “there was one sport left to finish the season, with the U21 in opposition to Shevchenko’s Ukraine … and I broke the crusaders in the 13th minute“He returned to the previous sports activities metropolis of Madrid to dwell a nightmare.” I had surgical procedure in Spain and my final 12 months was spent recovering, however I couldn’t flex my knee or prolong it… Martín Vázquez underwent surgical procedure on the identical time that I was taking part in after six months, “he remembers. “Álvaro Benito and I by no means recovered”.Promising to be virtually a 25-year-old former soccer participant. “I was virtually three years with out taking part in, in the effectively,” he says, his voice a damaged level. The miracle rained down from the Zagreb sky. “I met the present Dinamo physician in a cafeteria. I had been seen by specialists from half Europe and he solved the issue for me in at some point. In fifteen days I was signing a contract … “. Jovicevic, signing his contract as coach of Dinamo Zagreb.center_img Earlier than Modric, in the nineties, Madrid had two younger Croatian midfielders needed by half Europe: Prosinecki and Jovicevic. The primary suffered a by way of crucis and the case of Igor Jovicevic (47 years previous) was from a spy film. He signed incognito and was not allowed to transfer from Actual Madrid B to the primary group due to a clause. Now he lives his dream, is he new coach of Dinamo Zagreb. From there it serves AS …You possibly can see the phantasm even on the cellphone. Congratulations.Thanks very a lot, the dream has come true. I all the time say that prior to now coach, I’ve been a fan of Dinamo, my father performed 390 video games with this shirt. He was my hero and sadly he left us not too long ago.I provide my condolences. By the best way, his father, Cedomir, educated at Madrid’s ‘La Fábrica’ and helped Rafa Benítez there …When I received to Madrid he got here to practice Alevín and at Actual Madrid B he helped Benítez. Then he took it with him when he began his journey in Valladolid. He and Rafa liked one another very a lot.How does Madrid have a look at Igor Jovicevic?I was 17 years previous. Later my admirer Del Bosque informed me that they had me on their agenda for a very long time. He got here from being runner-up in Europe U17 and I was chosen one of the best in the match. I had provides and being in Verona finalizing my switch to that membership in a lodge … I see a group come in. I acknowledge Radomic Antic, might he relaxation in peace. It was Madrid, they had gone there to play a match.And what occurred?I knew Prosinecki and chatted with him, with Antic and with a vice chairman, Mr. Zapata. Madrid was very a lot alive and steered that I return to Spain with them. I went, I performed a couple of video games beneath one other title and I was hidden in an incognito lodge till a journalist found me … Ultimately the switch was closed and I signed for 5 years.At Actual Madrid B he performed a lot however by no means made his debut with the primary group. It was rumored that due to a clause …I was 17 years previous, I didn’t know what was in my contract, it was my brokers’ job. I noticed that the friendlies did name me Benito Floro and Valdano, however different official events went … Then I found, when I had virtually left the membership, that there was a clause. If Madrid debuted I had to pay a lot of cash and likewise get a new contract. It was an impediment. And it was one other time, solely three foreigners may play and in my place have been Hagi, Laudrup …You lived Raúl’s solely match at Actual Madrid B. His later profession took him to nations like Japan and China, he speaks six languages, earlier than struggling one other knee damage, this time at 31 years previous. It was the tip. “I didn’t get to what may have been, but it surely was a private success to come again”, takes satisfaction. His life as a former soccer participant led him to grow to be the pinnacle of transfers for Ukrainian Lviv. There he received a breath and returned to Spain, the place he had a number of bars in Marbella. “It was by Lucas Perez, who was at Rayo Vallecano B, I went to see him and signed him … Look, then Arsenal purchased him. “Now, after going by the Dinamo Zagreb youth academy, he assumes complete command: “It’s a big problem, Dinamo is Actual Madrid of Croatia”.last_img read more

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