first_img “Of those three, Ancelotti’s team are the strongest and most complete team, especially at the back.” “They also have Pirlo. He’s a real champion. I had some good players when I coached Juve, but none like him. He’ll be key.” The manager was asked by Tuttosport if Juventus had been given a favourable draw in the Champions League. CEST 02/05/2015 Sport ENcenter_img Fabio Capello says that Real Madrid are stronger than Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Capello said: “Given my past, I have a soft spot for Real Madrid. In any case, we’re talking about a great team, on a par with Barcelona and Bayern.  Upd. at 14:49 He also added that Juventus have a strong squad. Capello explained: “Juventus have plenty of world-class players. “Tévez is an outstanding player, one of only a few true match-winners.last_img read more

first_img The manager is still hoping that the club will complete the deals it is working on and that the necessary reinforcements will start arriving in the next few days. Quique wants another central defender, an organising midfielder and a full back, which will be Dídac Vilà unless events take an unexpected turn. Espanyol have been negotiating the player’s return for weeks with AEK Athens and there should be a breakthrough next week. The Greek club is expected to give the transfer the green light. Upd. at 10:50 IN SPORT.ES CEST Naldo has arrived but Espanyol are still looking to add to their squad. One week ahead of the start of the new league season, Quique Sánchez is still missing two or three players in order to have the balanced squad he wants. Four if Álvaro Vázquez or Hernán Pérez do end up leaving. Sport ENcenter_img If Álvaro or Hernán do leave, another forward will be needed to complete the squad. But the club’s priority at this time is to keep Gerard Moreno. The club did not expect this problem but Villarreal are now looking to replace Roberto Soldado and so the club wants to extend Moreno’s contract. The latest player linked with Espanyol is Sergi Darder who is a product of the club’s youth system. The midfielder, who now plays for Lyon, is exactly the type of player Quique is looking for. He wants a player who is dynamic but can also help move the ball out from the back and Darder fits the bill. The player has started Lyon’s first two league games but Lyon want to strengthen in this area. However, the transfer would be complicated from a financial point of view. 12/08/2017 Al Espanyol le faltan dos o tres fichajeslast_img read more

first_img Pique blasted with vile insults at Spain training session 04/10/2017 Pique, speaking at a press conference, said that Monday was not a nice day when he was jeered by Spain fans. “The first day was difficult,” he admitted. “You don’t like it that the people that support the national team are against you. With whistles and insults, it’s not a nice environment. It is a challenge to be here and to turn things around. There are many people in Spain, and I am speaking in general, that understand dialogue and understand how I feel, how I express myself. People can think in another way, but always with respect. Everything has to be sorted and that’s why I am here, with the support of the coach and my team-mates, to help in all I can with the national team. Friday is the first game.”  Later he said that it is “impossible to doubt my commitment [to Spain]. It’s like my family. I consider it my family. It’s one of the big reasons why I am here.”  IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 14:39 “I thought about stepping to the side, but leaving giving reason to the people that feel the best solution is to whistle. I’m not going to give them that luxury. I am convinced that there are people in favour of me staying and trying to give my all for the national team,” he added.  . Piqué no renuncia a la selección española CEST RELATED STORIES Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said on Wednesday that his plan is to continue representing Spain. Despite difficult moments in recent days, with fans whistling him at training after he voted in the Catalan referendum on independence, Pique’s made it clear that he will not be chased away from the national team while his team-mates and coach still want him. last_img read more

first_img CET Girona coach Eusebio Sacristan said his team deserved to beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Sunday. RELATED STORIES On Portu getting at Marcelo, the coach explained his tactics. 17/02/2019 IN SPORT.ES Eusebio: “Hemos tenido fe y se ha hecho justicia” “It’s really important for us to win at the Bernabeu – for our fans, for our team,” said Girona coach Eusebio Sacristan.center_img Real Madrid 1-2 Girona: Catalans prick the white balloon Arnau Montserrat Upd. at 19:24 “Marcelo is a legend in football,” said Eusebio. “Whoever plays at full-back for Madrid, they always attack a lot so when you get the ball you try to attack the space behind them.” “Maybe they were thinking they would get a second goal, but we were slowly getting back into it and getting more confident. At the end of the game it is a fair result. “We had not won for a few games and had a tough few weeks. But we showed our attitude, and what better ground to do it in.last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona’s whipping at Anfield ended Spanish football’s vice-like grip in the Champions League. In May 2014 Real Madird beat Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final and started five glorious years for Spain. Upd. at 17:35 But on June 1, at the Wanda Metropolitano, 1,834 days later, a non Spanish team will become Champions of Europe. Madrid beat Juventus in Cardiff in 2016-17, 4-1, then triumphed 3-1 over Liverpool in Kiev last year.  IN SPORT.ES This year Liverpool, Tottenham or Ajax will write their name on the trophy. Adiós a cinco años de reinado del fútbol español en la Champions CEST Barca won in 2014-15, beating Juventus 3-1 in the final.  08/05/2019 Atletico were back in the 2015-16 season, losing again to Real Madrid on penalties after a 1-1 draw. The last time a Spanish did didn’t win was in 2012-13, when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley. last_img read more

first_img Roberto Moreno picked a new-look Spain side but there was still room for Barcelona duo Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.  España Tatarusanu; Benzar, Grigore, Chiriches, Tosca; Nedelcearu; Deac (Maxim, min. 71), Marin, Stanciu (Hagi, min. 62), Keseru (Andone, 55) y Puscas. 1-2 IN SPORT.ES España impone su estilo en Rumania Rumania España Rumania Substitute Andone then headed home with one of his first touches as Romania fought back in front of a boisterous home crowd.  MATCH FACTS Fase Clasificación Eurocopa 2020 Jornada 5 Árbitro Romania then pushed for an equaliser late on after Diego Llorente had been sent off, only to be foiled by two brilliant Kepa Arrizabalaga saves.  Javier Giraldo The Arsenal loanee was at the heart of the second goal, too, with his precision pass teeing up Alba to set up Alcacer from close range.  Goles Spain bossed the first half but only had a Ramos penalty to show for their efforts, the spot-kick won by the impressive Dani Ceballos.  CEST 0-1: Sergio Ramos (p) (min. 28). 0-2: Alcácer (min. 46). 1-2: Andone (min. 59). Incidencias Upd. at 23:30 La Roja weathered that storm but had to hold on in the final few minutes when Llorente was sent off for hauling George Puscas down just outside the area.  Deniz Aytekin (Alemania): Amonestó con cartulina amarilla a Sergio Ramos (min. 29), Marin (min. 30), Saúl (min. 76′) y Kepa (min. 92). Expulsó con roja directa a Llorente (min. 78). Sergio Ramos and Paco Alcacer eased La Roja into a 2-0 lead in Bucharest before Florin Andone got the home side back into the game.  Kepa; Jesús Navas, Llorente, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Saúl, Fabián; Rodrigo (Oyarzábal, min. 70), Ceballos (Sarabia, 76′) y Alcácer (Hermoso, min. 83). Spain have now won all five of their qualifiers and sit top of Group F, five points clear of Sweden. Next up is the Faroe Islands on Sunday.  Jornada 5 del grupo F de la fase de clasificación para la Eurocopa de 2020 disputado en el Arena Nacional de Bucarest ante 50.000 espectadores aproximadamente. Se guardó un minuto de silencio en memoria de la hija de Luis Enrique. @javiergiraldo 05/09/2019 Spain survived a late scare to beat Romania 2-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday as they strengthened their position at the top of the group.  Both Romania’s best chances fell to Puscas in added time, but he was twice denied by Chelsea’s Kepa, who is keeping David de Gea out the side. The second save was particularly special.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 2cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs362eakWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewpy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bzpWould you ever consider trying this?😱7kCan your students do this? 🌚nbRoller skating! Powered by Firework KL Rahul is a strong contender for the opening slots for India’s first Test against Australia next week but his knack of “finding new ways to get himself out” has not gone down well with assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. While the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Arjinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari scored fifties, Rahul was the only established batsman who failed to reach a double-digit score. Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, however, said that Rahul was one knock away from rediscovering his form.  Advertisement KL Rahul’s struggle at the top continued as he could score only three runs in eighteen deliveries in the practice game against Cricket Australia XI.“He (Rahul) has been looking in good shape, including today. It is just that he is finding new ways to get out. Even today, the ball was quite afar when he played it away from his body and lost his wicket. But what we are reading he is playing the ball well and he is one hit away (from form),” Bangar said after the day’s play.Bangar said Rahul was no longer an inexperienced player and he ought to shoulder more responsibility. “We know his ability and if he converts that to performances then it is important for the team. He is not a young player anymore and he is on his second tour here. He has played 30 Tests and he has a responsibility. We expect him to play with that responsibility and play his role for the team,” the coach said.Advertisement Bangar also clarified that the think tank is yet to decide upon the batsmen for the opening slots as well as the sixth position. “I would say there are still some spots to be taken. We will keep a close eye on how the second innings goes and it gives some other batsmen a hit especially Murali Vijay and middle order batsmen, and see how they go.There are certain spots to be taken still. We are looking at the opening slot as well as the number six slot. Those are the positions we are still looking at, we have not decided yet,” he added.Advertisement Vijay and Sharma are two batsmen who have been recalled in the Indian Test squad. While Sharma was dropped from the five-over format after the series to South Africa earlier this year, Sharma was sent back home midway during the Test series against England. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 6gn2kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez3q( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6b9cx9Would you ever consider trying this?😱80zu2slCan your students do this? 🌚ki9uRoller skating! Powered by Firework South United FC couldn’t make the extra man count against a disciplined Bengaluru FC side who turned in an early goal and threatened to score more over the 90 minutes.Advertisement BFC had the early running of the game in their favour and made the most of some lackadaisical defending from South United to take the 1-0 lead in the 4th minute through Roshan who was found unmarked in the 6-yard box and slotted home the only goal of the game.Advertisement The early lapse left SUFC struggling to string a good play together, trying to play catch up with a well oiled BFC machine. The Blue Colts had some good play down the wings as they spotted spaces on either side of the pitch and moved forward creating a few half chances that were thwarted by SUFC’s custodian Jayanth.South United FC started gaining some ground as the half went on and started to string some passes together but couldn’t find a real threat on goal. In the last play of the first half, Riswanali was sprung free by a ball over the top with only the keeper to beat, he was fouled just outside the box by an onrushing Aditya Patra. The BFC Custodian saw red for illegally denying his opponent a goalscoring chance, but SUFC couldn’t test his replacement from the freekick.Advertisement The second half saw BFC play more conservatively, leaving only 2, and sometimes 1 man up top and playing balls over the shoulder of the last defender for the attackers to chase. South United FC tried to assert control and pass the ball past the BFC grid of players but were unable to unlock the defence.On a couple of occasions that they found an attacker through a trademark diagonal pass, either their touch let them down or they failed to find a finishing touch.As the game dwindled to a close, BFC found themselves getting more chances on the break but they couldn’t put them away either. All in all, not an ideal performance for either team, but BFC came away with the spoils. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement b42thzNBA Finals | Brooklyn VswdwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev5akj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2Would you ever consider trying this?😱6xbCan your students do this? 🌚c1Roller skating! Powered by Firework A good first half display from South United was for naught as two quickfire goals in the second half gave Ozone FC a 2-0 victory. Manvir’s brace was enough to lift Ozone to the three points while South United FC were left to rue their errors.Advertisement The game opened with both teams exchanging blows but none being able to create an early chance. Ozone FC came the closest to scoring on a couple of occasions as their attackers were played through on goal, but some great defending from SUFC kept the scores even.Advertisement South United FC were on the lookout for an opening, with Riswanali and Kishori especially looking to drive at the opposition at every opening. They weren’t able to create a chance of note though, despite coming close on a couple of occasions.The midfield of Sharukh, Yogendra Thapa, and Sajid looked solid as a unit and tried to pass between the lines but the well organised defensive unit of Ozone FC kept any potential chances at bay in the first half.Advertisement SUFC looked the side that came out in the second half with more of a purpose to create some early openings, but it soon saw them lose balance on the pitch with Ozone FC gaining more ground in their half. They were more clinical with their chances finding the net in the 58th minute through Manvir who’s been in good goal scoring form this season having netted 4 times before the start of the game and adding to his tally.He took his total up to six goals adding another one only 8 minutes later to give his side a two goal cushion against South United.SUFC Coach Miquel Llado made a couple of changes to try and get his team to make the difference in the final third but it bore no fruit for them as the game finished 2-0 in favour of Ozone FC. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsipgp9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E29lbo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sWould you ever consider trying this?😱cbaCan your students do this? 🌚bq0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Qatar reached new heights in the 2019 edition of the AFC Cup and striker Al-Moez Ali been instrumental to his side’s success in the continent.Advertisement Al-Moez Ali , who plays for Qatar Stars League team Al-Duhail Sports Club scored a record 9 goals at the AFC Cup in UAE. The previous record was held by legendary Iranian striker Ali Dae who had scored 8 in the ’92 Asian championship.Advertisement Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest of all time has acknowledged this monumental performance by the Qatari striker and jas a present for him. During a show on BeIN Sport the presenter, Ayman Jada, presented Almoez a picture of the t-shirt numbered 19 and signed by the Barcelona star.The Italian news website Calcio Mercato said in a report that the club was watching the player closely, especially after scoring nine goals in seven games, including a ‘super hat-trick’ in the North Korea match and a goal in the final of the tournament against Japan.Advertisement Being an Aspire Academy graduate – which is the key youth football and development academy in Qatar, Al-Moez Ali has high ambitions. Playing in Europe would be a jump that he would gladly embrace , says the man.“Of course, I look for European teams because in our league in Asia, not only in Qatar but in all of Asia, we know teams are weak and we see that at the World Cup. They do not go far. Always, they go out, ” he was quoted in a Reuters report.“I hope to go out [to Europe] to learn and to come back for the World Cup in Doha in 2022.” added Al-Moez. Advertisementlast_img read more