August 6, 2020

Diego Simeone admits that Barça “dominated the game”

first_img CEST Diego Simeone had no complaints after watching his Atletico Madrid side go down to their first defeat of the season against Barcelona on Saturday night.  “Messi determined things when he was on the pitch,” Simeone said of his fellow Argentine. “He is a player used to breaking open games.” 12/09/2015 Upd. at 23:44 Second half goals from Neymar and Lionel Messi helped Barça come from behing to extend their 100 percent start to the campaign, ending Atletico’s in the process.  Ultimately, though, the three points were settled by Messi’s second half cameo — he started on the bench after a busy week which included games with Argentina and the birth of his second son.  Speaking in a press conference after the game, Simeone admitted Barça were worthy winners.  Sport EN “They dominated the game in all facets of play,” he said. “We did not play well at all. We weren’t able to control the ball or the space, we didn’t press well and we were not good with the ball. Barça played very well.” Finally, on Fernando Torres, who had put Atletico ahead in the second half, Simeone added: “He pressed well from the front and tried to take the pressure of others. Plus his goal was great, it will make him stronger.last_img read more

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August 6, 2020

Ancelotti: One day Guardiola will come into our club, the Sack Club

first_img “The only one not sacked is Guardiola, but he’s still really young.  Carlo Ancelotti has joked that it is only a matter of time before Pep Guardiola joins the “Sack Club”.  The Italian won the double when he was Chelsea manager and guided Real Madrid to their 10th European Cup, but was eventually sacked by both clubs.  “At Chelsea I won the double. Sacked. At Real Madrid I won La Decima. Sacked,” he said in an interview with The Times.  Sport EN 14/05/2016 He points out that all the best managers have been sacked, though, and says Guardiola, for the time being is the only odd one out. center_img “There is no manager in their career that is not sacked. “[Alex] Ferguson was sacked, [Marcello] Lippi sacked, [Fabio] Capello sacked, [Jose] Mourinho sacked, [Rafa] Benítez.  “He has plenty of time. One day he will come into our club, the Sack Club.” Upd. at 13:46 CEST Ancelotti has been out of work since leaving Madrid at the end of last season, but he will take over from Guardiola at Bayern Munich in the summer.last_img read more

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August 6, 2020

How does Florentino Perez justify his failure to land Andre Gomes?

first_img Florentino, quick to search for excuses, seems to have found one to justify how Barcelona have taken one of their main targets, just as they did in the cases of Neymar, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez. Sport EN As Florentino’s stomach still turns at the news. CEST ‘Los Blancos’ were hoping to sign the player and had been negotiating with Valencia.  They had prepared an offer of 50 million euros, plus 10 million euros in bonuses, but have seen Barça overtake them and snatch the player away. Now the Madrid media leak that Gomes stopped the conversations with Real Madrid as he did not want to be the second option to Luka Modric, and they remind their readers that the Portuguese midfielder lost his starting place at Euro 2016.center_img So Real Madrid are left without “the total footballer”, as one of the Madrid media outlets called him. 22/07/2016 at 15:00 They have begun a phase of deconstruction of the fantasy that they themselves created. The Real Madrid supremo has slipped information to his friends in the press that his club did not really want Andre Gomes, rather their priority was to give James Rodriguez a second chance. Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, has been left speechless after the quick movement of FC Barcelona in the deal to take Andre Gomes to the Camp Nou.last_img read more

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August 6, 2020

Mascherano’s reaction to his error: “What a load of shit”

first_img La increíble reacción de Mascherano: “Es una mierda” Upd. at 19:56 07/10/2016 Mascherano’s poor pass back was given straight to Guerrero, whom Fuenes Mori brought down in the box. Cuevas slotted home the penalty kick and the game ended 2-2. Sport EN Javier Maschearano, Argentina’s midfielder, was left furious with himself after his country’s 2-2 draw with Peru in World Cup qualifying. The Barcelona man spoke afterwards and revealed his frustration. “We had made the difference,” he said. “My mistake cost us the three points. What a load of shit.”  IN SPORT.ES The score was 2-1 to his team when a mistake he made allowed the hosts to get back into the game with less than 10 minutes to go. He soon received messages of support… CESTlast_img read more

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August 6, 2020

High tension between Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain

first_img Meanwhile ‘Le Parisien’ also mention the tense moments and the different versions of the story from the club and Neymar and his people. They also say the tension has affected the squad. L’Equipe say now Ney’s only objective is playing at the Russia World Cup. A decision which is linked to his future outside of Paris. Upd. on 03/03/2018 at 07:47 CET La portada de ‘L’Equipe’ | L’EQUIPE Among other things in Brazil they are asking why the first medical statement did not announce his metatarsal problem. Neymar, says the source, was interested in facing Real Madrid next week in the Champions League, but eventually gave up on it. IN SPORT.ES Alarm bells are ringing at PSG over Neymar. The Brazilian star of the team and the club thought differently about how he should treat his foot injury. The French media have reported the bad feelings at the club. “Goodbye Paris” is the headline in L’Equipe on Friday, which includes details of a tense meeting held between the player and his people and the club’s directors and medics. According to the French paper, the Eric Rolland, PSG’s medic and Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar had moments of tension before they reached an agreement. 02/03/2018 sport.es Alta tensión entre Neymar y el PSGlast_img read more

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August 6, 2020

Barça Femenino game vs. Levante called off due to gastroenteritis

first_img Spain’s Football Federation (RFEF) have confirmed that the game has been called off, to be rearranged for a later date, after the club’s medical confirmed a number of players would not be able to play.  They will need to turn things around when they host BIIK Kazygurt in the second round of their Champions League tie at the Mini Estadi later this month.  Upd. on 18/01/2019 at 14:41 CET Patricia Martínez “Aleña will not be jockeying between first team and Barça B” FC Barcelona Femenino game against Levante on Sunday has been called off. The fixture, part of the second round of fixtures in Lla Liga Iberdrola, has been postponed due to a bout of gastroenteritis in the Azulgrana squad.  Aplazado el Barça Femenino – Levante por un brote de gastroenteritiscenter_img IN SPORT.ES RELATED STORIES 14/09/2018 The Barça players have all come down with a bug after their trip to Kazakhstan in midweek to play BIIK Kazygurt in the Champions League.  Barça won their opening game in La Liga Iberdrola against Athletic Bilbao but suffered a shock defeat in Kazakhstan, losing 3-1. last_img read more

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August 6, 2020

Wolves execute £30m option to buy Benfica striker Raul Jimenez

first_img IN SPORT.ES CEST Upd. at 18:44 “I want to make history here at the club,” said Jimenez. The club had an option to buy the 27-year-old and activated it on Thursday. El Wolverhampton ejerce su opción de compra sobre Raúl Jiménez The Mexican forward has hit 15 goals for them this season in all competitions after joining on loan last summer. Jimenez signs on until 2023 at the club which he has helped fire into 7th place in their first season back in the top flight, as well as the FA Cup semi-finals. Sport EN 04/04/2019 “I want to put the club back into the top places in the Premier League. I think we all want that and have that ambition. Wolves have signed Raul Jimenez from Benfica for £30 million. “It’s a great honour for me to now be a permanent member of the team.”last_img read more

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August 6, 2020

Two new signings for Barca’s Juvenil team

first_img Barca also signed Damian Canedo, 16, a few days ago from Celta Vigo and Pelayo Fernandez, 16, from CD Quirinal de Aviles.  Dos nuevos fichajes para el Juvenil del Barça 27/06/2019 CEST Upd. at 17:42 Sport ENcenter_img IN SPORT.ES Barcelona are working on adding players for their youth teams. They have sealed the arrivals of two for the Juvenil B team run by Franc Artiga. They are Josep Cerdà, 16, from Constància in Mallorca and Joan González, 17, from Cornellà. Artiga, 32, previously coached Amposta in the third division and has been coaching since 18 years old. This will be his 10th season at Barcelona.last_img

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August 6, 2020

Toni Duggan set to join Atletico Madrid after Barça deal expired

first_img 29/07/2019 Upd. on 30/07/2019 at 14:39 CEST @mikisoria Also moving to the Spanish capital is Swedish international Sofia Jakobsson, who will join Real Madrid (CD Tacon) after her deal expired with Montpellier in France.  The midfielder, 29, had a great World Cup and will become Los Blancos’ third signing after Swedish teammate Kosovare Asllani and the Brazilian Thaisa. Toni Duggan is set to move to Atletico Madrid. After her contract expired with Barcelona, the England forward has been one of the most sought after players on the market. She had plenty of offers, especially in her homeland.  With the majority of teams now back in preseason, the transfer market in women’s football in Spain is starting to hot up. Especially in Madrid, where there’s plenty of action. center_img Miki Soria With Duggan and Charlyn Corral, the Spanish champions would line up with a completely new attack Manchester United seemed the best placed to sign her, but SPORT have learned that Atletico will win the race for her signature. They are looking to strengthen their attack after losing Jenni Hermoso and Esther González. IN SPORT.ES El futuro de Duggan y Jakobsson pasa por Madridlast_img read more

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August 6, 2020

UFC 231 – Featuring the much anticipated Featherweight Title Bouts

first_imgAdvertisement 54drsNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsuijWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9jqq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vfbWould you ever consider trying this?😱9q1yjhCan your students do this? 🌚fpimlRoller skating! Powered by Firework After one event in Las Vegas and another Down Under, it’s time for the UFC Octagon to cross into Canada for the third and final time this year. UFC 231 takes place at Scotiabank Arena which is a multi-purpose arena and home to many Canadian Teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League (NLL)Advertisement  UFC 231 brings the best featherweights on the planet and the evening’s main event is headlined by the highly anticipated Featherweight Title bout between champion Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega. The co-main event will feature the women’s bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk battling for the vacant flyweight strap.Advertisement Featherweight Bout – Max Holloway vs Brain OrtegaFighter Profiles –Advertisement  Max Holloway:  This much anticipated bout was first scheduled for July but due to unforeseen circumstances got rescheduled to December 2018. Since then, Max Holloway anxiously awaits his next title defence. The young Hawaiian is on an unbelievable run with 12 straight wins, including a pair of TKO victories over legendary former featherweight champion Jose Aldo. During his tenure at UFC, Max Holloway has displayed solid striking and footwork fundamentals and is improving his creativity and range with a diverse arsenal of attack. This building nature of the champion makes him stand out from the rest of the featherweight stable. Brian Ortega: Brian Ortega remains one of the few fighters in UFC who is undefeated over his entire career, including seven straight fights in the UFC. His winning streak in UFC has not quiet matched Holloway’s in terms of quantity but is as impressive in terms of quality. The Californian became the first fighter in history to earn a KO win over Frankie Edgar and will look to become the undisputed champion in the Featherweight Division. Ortega’s style is built completely around knocking out his opponent off the perch but if he adds more finishing weapons to his arsenal, he will truly become the fighter everyone dreads This is the best of the best facing off in the featherweight division as Holloway attempts to defend his title and Ortega looks to dethrone him.Women’s Featherweight Bout – Valentina Shevchenko vs Joanna JedrzejczykValentina Shevchenko debuted in the Flyweight division earlier this year and since then “The Bullet” has been anxiously awaiting her shot at the new UFC women’s flyweight title. The multiple-time Muay Thai champion has had one previous fight in the flyweight division when she completely pulverised Priscila Cachoeira back in February. Meanwhile, her opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a former Strawweight queen who is looking to become the first female two-division champion. This won’t be the first time these two women have squared off as they have fought each other three times with Shevchenko coming out victorious on all three occasions. The former Strawweight queen has revenge all over her mind and will look to settle her past business which makes this bout one of the most exciting along with witnessing the early reign of the best flyweight champion of all time.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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