Revolutionary Alba

first_img18 Alba spent half an hour playing and ordering. The side asked Riqui, Rakitic and Vidal when it came out that the line of four that formed together Semedo played much higher. Setién ended up stopping Barça in attack with a clear 3-1-4-2 in which De Jong was an anchor player; Semedo and Alba opened the field and Vidal Y Arthur They moved the ball. In the 94th minute, and after fending him several times with going deep, Griezmann was serious and Alba put a fine ball as if it were Messi. Rarely half an hour gave for more. Alba showed that, on the same lawn, players can also act as coaches. The first thing he did when he left by Carles Pérez was to caress Ansu Fati and calm him down. The Guinean had been fouled and the game was stopped, so Alba, aware that there was still half an hour and that the blur could be corrected, moved his hands asking for tranquility and took the opportunity to give two clear guidelines that could come from the bench or Be simple self-management. The first slogan went to Lenglet. Barça had not taken a long pass throughout the game nor had it been deep. Alba stretched the band and finally worried Ibiza. Not only that. He also claimed Ansu and Griezmann deep uncheck. In one of them came the Griezmann 1-2. Noted other times by his defensive oversights on black nights like Liverpool, this time it was Jordi Alba who took Barça out of trouble and saved him from a ridiculous one of unknown dimensions. It’s hard to do more things well in half an hour in a field. The side of L’Hospitalet The game changed, a circumstance that has more merit if it is done from a band, where the outcome in football does not happen. Copa del Rey* Data updated as of January 23, 2020last_img read more

This Saturday it will be decided if the Eibar-Real Sociedad is disputed

first_imgTherefore, the information that spoke of a possible suspension of the meeting has been happening. For the moment, it has been confirmed that the duel has not yet been canceled, although everything points to the fact that it will not finally be played. The four parties involved have explained how the situation is in a press release: “In accordance with the recommendations of the Department of Health of the Basque Government, which has advised not to practice outdoor sports in the areas of Eibar, Ermua and Zaldibar, and after holding different conversations between SD Eibar, Real Sociedad, La Liga and the Royal Spanish Federation, all parties have decided to wait for tomorrow’s day to see if the air conditions evolve favorably and thus make a decision on whether finally the match that the two Gipuzkoan clubs in Ipurua should play on Sunday is played “. LaLiga, RFEF, Real Sociedad and Eibar have issued a joint statement to inform the situation of the Basque derby, which, a priori, will be held next Sunday from 16:00 in Ipurua. In the middle of the afternoon, the celebration of said meeting was questioned due to a fire produced at the Zaldibar landfill, which has not yet been suffocated by law enforcement.Under that circumstance, the Department of Health of the Basque Government recommended, among other things, Do not do outdoor sports in the areas of Zaldibar, Eibar and Ermua due to the presence of dioxins and furans in the air. Although the sample was taken last Sunday, it is still advised against sports because it is worth forty times more than normal per cubic meter.last_img read more

The European hangover: only one victory in eight games

first_imgEspanyol arrives in Valladolid in an upset environment, especially because the good feelings of 2-2 against Sevilla without Raúl de Tomás vanished in Wolverhampton, on a cold night with a heartbreaking 4-0. Although Abelardo Fernández gave rest to the players who today would be the owners, except for some specific case, Espanyol has not done very well after playing European competition.Already in the previous European, the parrots failed to win against Sevilla (0-2) or Vitoria (0-0), in the middle of the tie against Zorya. Nor, with David Gallego on the bench, joined Valladolid (0-2) and Mallorca (0-2) after drawing against Ferencvaros (1-1) and winning in Moscow (0-2). The tables changed with Pablo Machín. Or so it seemed after winning in Levante (0-1) after doing so against Ludogorets (0-1) in the Bulgarian city of Razgrad. But again the parakeets stumbled on the same stones. They lost in the Wanda Metropolitano (3-1), did the same to Osasuna (2-4) and added a point to Betis (1-1). All those matches after also rotating in Europe.Abelardo opens after a European match with the Cup precedents. Espanyol tied against Athletic (1-1) after losing and being eliminated in Anoeta (0-2) against Real Sociedad.Apart from the elusive Espanyol season, which continues with 19 colista points, the trips alter the training plan and are more uncomfortable for the players than the accumulated minutes. Although other clubs like Getafe or Sevilla hardly suffer the European consequences: both enjoy a comfortable position in LaLiga.last_img read more

Headlines of the world press in the Classic: “Zidane breathes”

first_imgThe Classic paralyzed half the world and after the meeting the media around the world had something to say about the match (2-0). The covers of digital media have not taken long to praise Vinicius and the rest of soccer players Real Madrid in his encounter in front of Barcelona, of which they emphasize that they have lost the leadership. These are the headlines left by the world press: Daily MailThe British newspaper focuses on the end of the white drought in the Classics: “Vinicius and Mariano end the streak of seven Classics without winning.”Mirror“Vinicius Junior breaks Messi’s record and Madrid wins the Classic.” The 19-year-old Brazilian became the youngest player to score in a Classic in the 21st century.The sunThe English focus on how valuable the three points are to assault the Santander League: “Incalculable victory of Los Blancos in the Classic to beat the rivals.”The telegraphMore compliments to the Brazilian in England: “Real Madrid jumps to Barcelona and becomes leader thanks to Vinicius”.The timesCristiano Ronaldo was in the box witnessing the meeting and in the English newspaper include him in his headline: “Cristiano Ronaldo watches as Madrid jumps and crushes his rivals.” La Gazzetta dello SportIn Italy they speak of a change of roles both in the classification and with respect to what had been seen during the last duels: “A contrasted Classic. The pride of Real fuses Barça with Vinicius and Diaz.”TuttosportOne of the most similar means to Juventus also used the name of its star for the headline: “Real Madrid wins the Classic under the eyes of Ronaldo”.L’EquipeThe French media highlights the change of leader in the classification: “Real Madrid returns to reign in the Classic and leads the championship.” In their paper edition they dedicate a small space to the party under the headline: “Zidane breathes.”Le parisienThe newspaper focuses on the performance of French players, qualifying as “ghostly” the second half of Griezmann, of “disappointment” Umtiti’s match and highlighting the “solidity” from Varane.BildThe German medium focuses on the local Real Madrid player to title his chronicle: “Kroos starts the Royal party.”A BolaIn the Portuguese media they point out that whites return to the first position: “Real Madrid wins in the Superclassic and leads again.”Or jogoHolder similar to that of his fellow Russians: “Madrid wins in the Classic against Barcelona and returns to the lead.”OléThe Argentine newspaper entitled: “This is how Madrid wins.” In addition, in an additional news, they analyze the meeting of the crack of Barcelona: “Messi, surrounded and without aim”.Balloon supportIn Brazil they focus on one of their new stars taking advantage of their great performance: “Vinicius Junior shines in the victory of Madrid in the Classic against Barcelona”.last_img read more

Real Madrid does not consider an ERTE due to the coronavirus

first_imgThe white club is confident that the season can end from the month of May and is not in any scenario that prompts it to carry out an ERTE among its staff and club workers. The Real Madrid It does not consider taking any action for the expansion of the coronavirus and the slowdown in the world of soccer in Spain, Y for the time being, discard a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE), as they recognized EFE entity sources. The way forward for the top leaders of the Real Madrid is marked by the indications they receive from Health and, as they admit to EFE, they will not take any action that goes against the rules and the recommendations that all Spaniards are complying with due to the coronavirus.The players of the Real Madrid they will continue exercising in their respective homes, with a work plan supervised by the team that leads Zinedine Zidane, and there is no date marked on the calendar to return to the sports city of Valdebebas to complete in group sessions.As recognized from within the club, no one from Inter de Milan, as published in Italy, he would have contacted Real Madrid to discuss a possible reduction in wages in the months from March to next June.last_img read more

Matthäus ‘sneaks’ into the pulse of Madrid by Upamecano

first_imgThe former Bayern midfielder campaigned for his former team in bidding for Madrid. “I would like to see him at Bayern”he admitted. He also aligned himself with the strategy that the Munich entity is using to convince Upamecano to accept his offer and dismiss Madrid. Bayern is playing the trick of offering the French the ownership, something that would not be guaranteed at the Bernabéu where the center pair is consolidated with Ramos (precisely the idol of Upamecano) and Varane. “Upamecano needs the improvement that the parties give”Matthäus analyzed. “If he leaves Leipzig, the club or coach where he goes has to give him the confidence that he will play regularly.”As this newspaper reported, Upamecano has no intention of speeding up a decision about its future amid the pandemic. Already he has told Leipzig that he does not want to renew (ends his contract there in 2021) and he’s pushing for it to be sold now. He looks ready to go to a big one, just what Matthäus says … In Germany they closely follow the game that Real Madrid and Bayern are playing for Dayot Upamecano (21 years old, Leipzig). As AS reported, the Bavarian giant is Madrid’s great rival by the French central defender that Zidane likes. A pulse that has entered a legend of the people of Munich, Lottar Matthäus. The German icon puts its seal of approval on Upamecano. “I see him playing in a big one”Matthäus said in a podcast of Sky Germany. last_img read more

21st Century Cracks: Pablo Ramón, the ‘Ramos’ of the future

first_imgFrom the beginning he became the undisputed starter in Juvenil A and also in the Youth League, a competition in which he made himself known with a goal against Galatasaray that gave his team three points. He has also been called with Castilla in two games, although he has not made his debut. Next year will be a fixed in the subsidiary …In the club they point out him as the player marked to reach the first team in the short term, although they prefer not to be in a hurry to avoid burning stages prematurely. In addition to its undoubted football conditions, the reports that come in about his life off the pitch are unbeatable. This is a focused young man, with his head and feet on the ground.It is also indisputable for Santi Denia in the Spanish U-19 team, with which he has already played six games and in which he will be a key player in defending the European championship achieved last summer. The 2020 one, which has been postponed for the time being, is not just another tournament: it distributes places for next year’s U-20 World Cup. Pablo Ramón (Mallorca, 2001) is the most promising defender for the Real Madrid youth team, who made a strong bet on him in January 2019 to get ahead of other great clubs, including Barcelona. At just 18 years old, the central defender had already played two Cup matches with the Vermilion team (against Valladolid), becoming the first player of the 21st century to have minutes with the Mallorca first team. His name was already on all the agendas of Spanish clubs, but that appearance in professional football made Madrid accelerate the operation. The central defender also viewed with good eyes trying his luck away from home, after eight successful years in Mallorca (he arrived in 2011 from Son Caliu).He landed in Valdebebas with Xavi Sintes, Mallorca midfielder. The operation for both was around 1.2 million euros, although Much of that transfer was by Pablo Ramón (its clause was 800,000 euros, although Madrid and Mallorca reached an agreement). The transfer was closed in January 2019, although it remained on loan on the island until the end of that course. It was not until the beginning of this 2019-20 that the Madridista shirt was put on for the first time.last_img read more

Braithwaite: “There is no one who trains and works like me”

first_imgThe Danish Barcelona striker, Martin Braithwaite, assured on Monday that the exercise plan that the club has sent to its players during the confinement is only part of its preparation and that it will return ready to take a hole in the starting lineup. “(Barça’s plan) only constitutes a third of my training, because I have added much more. I exercise my speed and my resistance. Now I train much more in detail than before, so I will return in much better physical shape, “said the player, speaking to Danish public television (DR).The latest addition to the Blaugrana club, which came from Leganés outside the last winter market to supply the injured Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, He returned before confinement to Madrid with his family, since he still had no home in Barcelona.The Danish international trains in his gym in the basement and runs and exercises with the ball in the garden, in addition to spending a lot of time “visualizing” how he wants things to turn out.“I have to be a starter and a top scorer. When you play for Barcelona, ​​you have so many opportunities, so there is no doubt that I see myself scoring many goals and as one of the team and league scorers. That’s what I’m here for, “he said. Braithwaite, who has only been able to play three games for Blaugrana, reiterated his confidence that hard work pays off and that as now he is working more than ever. “I will have a huge reward”he predicted.“Now there is a pause, I see it as an advantage. I know there is no one who trains and works like me. When I come back I will be ready physically and mentally, “he said.The possible return of Luis Suárez after his injury or hypothetical new signings is not a problem, on the contrary, Braithwaite describes it as “fantastic”, since he believes that the competition will do better. “I still haven’t shown what I can do. I feel like I’ve done well, but I know I can do even better.”said the 28-year-old.last_img read more

Zidane meets Courtois

first_imgKeylor’s high demands at the beginning of the summer (that the club paid him the remaining two years of his contract and that they let him go for free) and that no proposal satisfied his claims nor those of Madrid made the Tico begin the preseason with him. Madrid. And he enjoyed minutes, by decision of Zidane and also by a physical setback of Courtois. But both goalkeepers knew what their role was. “I think it is now clear who is number one. I feel stronger than ever. “ Courtois assured in late July. Keylor did not digest that secondary role on the bench and returned to request his departure. The season began with Madrid (the first three league games were a substitute) and in the last days of the market PSG reappeared, as in the beginning of the summer, and the exit door was opened thanks to the loan of Areola , goal of the Gallic group, to Chamartín.Fall and regenerationWith Keylor in Paris and Areola on loan, Courtois remained the goalkeeper of Madrid. There was no longer a debate, as Zidane promised months earlier. Although the beginning of the season was not easy for the Belgian, insecure and even whistled at the Bernabéu. He hit rock bottom against Bruges. He conceded two goals, was replaced at the break by “stomach problems” and Areola replaced him with a miraculous save that prevented the 0-3. Zidane wrapped his goalkeeper and defended him several times before the media. “He is the best for me,” he said. The Marseillaise knew how to wrap him under his cloak, held him in the worst moments and Courtois came up with numbers from Zamora. Before the break he had received 26 goals in 32 games (an average of 0.81) and had left the goal at zero 15 times, that is, in 46.87% of his appearances. Against Betis, the last game before the competition stopped, Courtois was injured in the left adductor. The Belgian is taking advantage of these weeks without football to recover, get in tune and be able to help defending a goal whose keys Zidane gave him just a year ago. Thibaut Courtois can attest that Zidane is a man of his word. The Real Madrid coach, shortly after returning to the white bench, wanted to silence the noise that has engulfed the team’s goal in recent years. “Next season there will be no debate on goalkeepers; it will be very clear ”, advanced on April 2, 2019. Back then, Courtois and Keylor were fighting to secure the goal. The Belgian was signed by the club in 2018, after being a Gold Glove in the World Cup, for 35 million euros; the Costa Rican, relieved by the return of a Zizou with whom he had always had a special feeling, was the goalkeeper of the three Champions. Despite the fact that the Costa Rican coach saw a splendid hold on Madrid’s continued intentions to find him a substitute, the club’s decision weighed heavily.At the end of April, Zidane informed Keylor that the goalkeeper for 2019-20 was going to be Courtois, the entity’s strategic signing. A posture that disappointed the Costa Rican and reassured the Belgian, who soon saw how the road was cleared ’. Within a few days of knowing which way the balance had tipped, On April 28, Zidane began to blow up the debate by giving Courtois the start, absent from the previous six games due to injury. It was in Vallecas. Madrid lost 1-0 but Tibu He began to match his coach with a great one-on-one stop to Pozo. Courtois returned to start the next two games, against Villarreal (win 3-2) and Real Sociedad (loss 3-1). He only returned to the bench on the last day against Betis as a wink from Zizou Keylor, who was already assuming his departure and said goodbye to the Bernabéu at the end of the clash (defeat 0-2). Zidane had made a decision.last_img read more

Paco: “Morally, Rayo has not acted with ERTE with rectitude”

first_imgThe Rayo Vallecano ERTE has been admitted and this has been communicated to the club employees since last Friday, May 1. A news that has had its first public reaction this Sunday. The franjirrojo technician, Paco Jémez, participated in the ‘State of Alarm’ program, where he spoke about the current situation. “We are concerned with what surrounds us. Not only health, but also social. We are involved in ERTE, which we can discuss if they are more or less fair. There are companies that can do it legally, but not morally. It seems to me a major lack of respect towards their workers. We have to pay part of this economic earthquake that is coming our way. The same as when a club presents a surplus, none of us ask them to improve our contract, I understand that when you lose money you cannot ask the workers to pay part of that situation. One thing is as fair as the other, “started the red-headed mister. As the conversation with Javier Negre and Quique San Francisco progressed, the Vallecano coach was even more forceful. “I am against the ERTE in the companies that do not need it. El Rayo is a company and is protected by the Law, but morally it has not acted with rectitude. Last season he had a 19 million surplus, said by his president, “said Paco, who continued:” I know well what the club’s financial situation is and morally I think it has made a mistake. We are all pissed off, but not for that but for many things. We understood that this could happen and all we do is show our opinion. We are going to talk about workers and not players because there are more people involved. Many need their salary to pay for food, electricity … and they too will be harmed by this ERTE“last_img read more