Month: May 2020

Man Utd scare, an Arsenal vs Spurs goal-fest and Rangers to beat Celtic

first_img3 Harry Kane celebrates after equalising for Tottenham in last season’s North London derbyCredit: EPA Arsenal vs Spurs (Sunday, 4pm)IT’S derby day down South too – and no less fierce.Last season saw three North London derbies, with Arsenal winning one, Spurs another and the final one a draw.This is a puzzle then, especially when you consider that you’ve no idea which Tottenham will turn up.They were absolutely awful last weekend against Newcastle, looking lifeless as they plodded to a 0-1 defeat with chief playmaker Christian Eriksen sat glumly on the bench until it was too late.As for Arsenal, they went down 3-1 at Liverpool but looked half decent on the break, especially when Nicolas Pepe was given free reign to put on the afterburners.The Gunners will be on the front foot on home soil and expect Emery to unleash all the heavy machinery in his Arsenal.Only one of the last seven North London derbies have seen three goals or more – but we’re going to recommend you go for that on an afternoon where the two attacks will surely flourish. ANOTHER weekend, another bumper set of fixtures ahead.This time around we’ve two massive derbies on either side of the border to look forward to, whilst SunSport have a five-fold acca that might just pay for a late summer holiday if it rolls in on Sunday afternoon…3 Celtic have failed to score on their last two visits to IbroxCredit: Willie Vass – The SunRangers vs Celtic (Sunday, midday)SOME Sunday lunch accompaniment, this one.The first Old Firm clash of the season sees Neil Lennon’s Hoops cross Glasgow to Ibrox, with both sides having won their first three games of the new league campaign.The Gers memorably ended their long winless drought in this fierce derby with a dramatic 1-0 win here last December.And they followed it up with a 2-0 victory in May, although the title had gone by then and Celtic had seemingly downed tools.Steven Gerrard has got his attacking side playing with a swagger – and they’ve developed that all-important winning mentality.Despite the treble-treble, the aura of invincibility around Celtic has started to wear off these past two season.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTake Rangers to continue their winning start to the SPL season on home turf, where in competitive games this term they’ve crashed in 17 goals in FOUR games.Celtic haven’t scored on their last two visits to this ground, ever since the away followings were limited to just a few hundred hardy souls.Gone are the days of 8,000 away fans at Old Firm games – and that raucous, partisan support all being for the home side tips things in favour of the Gers.All the value is in Gerrard’s side taking the points, but Lennon’s men finding the net.And would it be the Old Firm without a little flutter on the card markets? Scott Brown will play, he loves a big tackle and picked up 15 bookings last term. You know what to do.Rangers to beat Celtic at Ibrox again: 6/4Rangers to win and BTTS: 15/4Scott Brown to be carded: 4/53 Scott Brown was floored by Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos during the last Old Firm meetingCredit: ReutersWeekend five-foldSaints and Man Utd to draw- 12/5Rangers to beat Celtic – 29/20Arsenal to beat Tottenham – 27/20Liverpool to beat Burnley – 1/3Chelsea to beat Sheffield Utd – 4/11£10 returns £355.92center_img With both of these sides defences blowing as hot and cold as the English summer, it’s the safest way to play. And David Luiz will likely feature. Do you really need to hear more?If you’re liking the sound of goal-fest and want a big price, the 8/1 Ladbrokes are offering on both teams to score in both halves isn’t a bad one to have a nibble at.Should you also want to chase a goalscorer too, there’s only really one man you can be on.Harry Kane let us down last weekend against Toon – but we’re willing to give another chance in a fixture that the Spurs man loves to dominate.The England striker has played against Arsenal ten times since 2014. He’s scored in all of those games, apart from two.If this was a home Spurs game, he’d be odds on to net anytime. Gobble up the 11/10 with Ladbrokes.Over 2.5 goals at the Emirates: 4/7Harry Kane to make it ten in eleven against Arsenal: 11/10Both teams to score in both halves: 8/1* All odds correct at time of publication.last_img read more

Tottenham ‘make Southgate top managerial target if Pochettino leaves Spurs’

first_imgPochettino continued to be linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United over the summer after last season’s success.And the uncertainty surrounding the 47-year-old forced Daniel Levy to consider other options.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himUnder Southgate, Spurs stars Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Eric Dier have all come on leaps and bounds at international level.And Tottenham are said to be hopeful the ex-Middlesbrough defender would swap country for club if England are successful at next year’s Euros.But SunSport exclusively revealed Spurs chiefs are worried axing Pochettino will benefit their rivals and leave them out of pocket.3Spurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circle TOTTENHAM have made Gareth Southgate their top managerial should Mauricio Pochettino leave the club, it has been claimed.Spurs have had a rocky start to the season with rumours of unrest in the camp and the North Londoners are said to view the Three Lions boss as the ideal replacement should the Argentine leave.3 Gareth Southgate is wanted by Spurs if Pochettino leavesCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Poch has been continually linked with a move away from Tottenham especially after their rocky start to the seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd Spurs chiefs were even ready to make a move for Southgate, 49, at the end of last season amid doubts over Poch’s future, according to the Daily Express.Tottenham’s current boss admitted he could leave if the club had won last season’s Champions League final, claiming he might have “nothing left to achieve”.But of course Spurs came a cropper and lost 2-0 at the hands of Liverpool in Madrid.last_img read more

Stats show how Chelsea loanee Ampadu starred in RB Leipzig’s win over Spurs

first_imgLATEST CHELSEA NEWSLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdown”Nineteen years old putting in a UCL masterclass after only playing seven games, I want him back next season as a back-up.”Another added: “Biggest game of Ethan Ampadu’s career. Probably one that defines his career as far as Chelsea are concerned.”And one claimed: “Ampadu would be far better than Jorginho at Chelsea. No doubt about it.”Jose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipzig ETHAN AMPADU left Chelsea fans begging for him to return to Stamford Bridge after his masterclass against Spurs.Incredible statistics show the impact of the 19-year-old during RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win in the Champions League.1Ampadu proved his potential as Timo Werner’s penalty piled the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s injury-hit side.The Welshman had the most touches of the ball, completed the most passes, made the most interceptions and had the highest pass accuracy of 95 per cent.He only made one tackle, but Tottenham’s attack without Son Heung-min and Harry Kane struggled to test Leipzig’s defence.Leipzig tweeted a picture of the Chelsea loanee with the caption: “@ethanamp4 ran the show at the back last night.”Eagle-eyed pundit Gary Lineker posted: “He certainly impressed last night. Very talented and was organising and bossing his team-mates through the 90 minutes.”Ampadu – who cut his dreadlocks off in December – made a memorable return to London after being shipped out on loan to the Bundesliga side last summer.After the match, he confirmed that he is on a mission to force his way back into Frank Lampard’s side.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesThe former Exeter City star said: “I am always watching Chelsea and seeing what is going on.”It is good to see the young players are shining at the moment.”They are in the top four so fingers crossed they can hold on to that.”I would like to go back, I aim to, but right now I am focused on Leipzig and finishing the season.”Chelsea fans on Twitter pleaded with to return to London permanently next season after his impressive performance.One said: “If Dayot Upamecano put in that performance against Spurs then the whole of Twitter would be going crazy, so I’m going to do the same for Ethan Ampadu.Most touches 👟Most passes attempted 👀Most passes completed ✅Most interceptions ⛔Highest pass accuracy 🎯@ethanamp4 ran the show at the back last night 💪🔴⚪ #DieRotenBullen #TOTRBL— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) February 20, 2020last_img read more

Friday Night Football to kick off PL return with Spurs vs Man Utd tipped for spot

first_img2THE return of the Premier League is set to kick-off with Friday Night Football live on TV – with Tottenham vs Manchester United favourite for the prime spot.Top-flight football in England is pencilled in to restart on Friday June 12 following the coronavirus lockdown.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates2 Tottenham vs Man Utd could be the first Premier League game back on our screens on Friday June 12However, that could be pushed back to Friday June 19 to allay players’ fears about rushing back to soon.And that night’s game will be shown live on TV along with ALL nine other matches that weekend – on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening.The Daily Mail claim TV companies have been warned of a bumper restart by football bosses.The suggestion is that there will be one live match apiece on Friday and Monday evenings.And the final eight matches will be split equally across Saturday and Sunday, with kick-off times staggered so EVERY match can be watched live on the television.While the schedule is yet to be chosen, it is expected Man Utd’s trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will get the nod, deemed the biggest game of the weekend.NO 3PM BLACKOUTThat huge game, which sees Jose Mourinho go up against his old club, was originally due to take place on March 15, but for the lockdown being enforced.Uefa have dropped the traditional Saturday 3pm blackout, meaning all matches can now be broadcast in the UK.And Sky Sports are set to have four matches each weekend, with BT Sport having one and the other five potentially being FREE-TO-AIR – possibly via YouTube or the red button.At one stage there had been talk of football being played every day, much like during a World Cup.But football chiefs are determined to keep the players in a routine and have laid out their plan to have a game apiece on Friday and Monday – with four games each on Saturday and Sunday – for the rest of the season.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordNow broadcasters must decide how best to tackle their own return.It’s expected pre and post-match press conferences will be held via video-link rather than in person.But the likes of Sky Sports must also opt whether to broadcast games live from inside the stadium using a skeleton crew or do so from a remote site.Simon Jordan outlines his plan for a fairer future for the Premier League and EFLlast_img read more

Vanua and Vala shine for Barramundis on tough day

first_imgVanua took a career best 5/59 with the ball to help restrict Ireland to 289, while Vala made a brilliant unbeaten century to steer the Barramundis to 7/166 at stumps on Day 2.Starting the day at 5/232, Ireland managed to only score a further 57 runs before being bowled out for 289 before lunch.Barramundis’ opening bowler Vanua was the chief destroyer taking a career best 5/59 while John Boge Reva (2/25) picked up a couple of wickets.“I was very pleased with my bowling efforts, especially today. I was a bit wayward yesterday but today it was probably the best I have bowled,” said Vanua after the day’s play.“I must give a special mention to Billy (CPNG Strength & Conditioning Coach) and Dipak (CPNG Head Coach) for getting me right this game after suffering an injury before Christmas,” said Vanua.In reply, Barramundis got off to a disastrous start with Irish opening bowler Tim Murtagh dismissed and Vani Vagi Morea (0) caught behind off the fourth ball of the innings.Vala and Lega Siaka managed to negate the tricky session before lunch at 1/28 at lunch.In a tough afternoon session, Barramundis lost Siaka (13) and Sese Bau(4) to be 3/50 inside 20 overs.Veteran all-rounder, Mahuru Dai then joined Vala to steady the innings with Vala hitting a well compiled half-century against a very strong Irish bowling line-up.Vala and Dai looked like they were going to bat until tea, before a quick bouncer by Chris Young undid Dai to leave the PNG Barramundis at 4/90 at tea.The afternoon session was a grind for the Barramundi batsmen, eventually closing the day at 7/166 with Vala reaching triple figures just before stumps.“I am very tired at the moment,” said an exhausted Vala after the days’ play.“It was very pleasing to score my second I-Cup century against the top team in Ireland. It was probably the best I have batted, considering the conditions and a very good bowling attack. Ireland currently has the upper hand, but we must try and get close to their score as possible. There is still a lot of work to be done,” concluded Vala.The HEBOU PNG Barramundis will resume on 7/166 on Day 3, with Vala (104*) and Vanua (4*) at the crease. Murtugh (3/30), Boyd Rankin (2/16) and Young (2/36) were the wicket takers for Ireland.last_img read more

Atleti dominates Madrid in the final single match

first_imgThe origins. The Spanish Super Cup was played for the first time between October and December 1982. At the premiere of the tournament, the Real Sociedad (champion of the League) defeated Real Madrid (champion of the Copa del Rey). Of the first eight editions, only four were played; The competition was canceled in 1986 and 1987 due to date problems and in 1984 and 1989 it was not necessary to play any match by having achieved two doubles at the Athletic Club and Real Madrid, respectively.“Guest” teams. On March 1, 1996, when the two finalists of the Copa del Rey of that season were already known, the RFEF decided in the Board of Directors that, in case a team was proclaimed champion of the League and the Copa del Rey in In the same season, the Spanish Super Cup would be “invited” to the runner-up of the Copero tournament. The regulation change came, therefore, in conditions very similar to those of last season, also with the well advanced football course and with the finalists of the KO tournament already decided.Atleti-Barça in 1996. Atletico Madrid won the double in the 1995-96 season and faced Barcelona (runner-up Cup) in August. It was the first of the six occasions in which a team was “invited” to the Spanish Super Cup and the first of three times in which the club won the title (Barcelona in 1996, Mallorca in 1998 and Athletic Club in 2015). Curiously, neither Barcelona nor Atlético de Madrid played that 1996 tournament in their respective stadiums. The first were local in the Olympic of Montjuïc, while the second chose the La Peineta Stadium (now Wanda Metropolitano).Barcelona leads the medal winners. The 35 Spanish Super Cup titles awarded to date are distributed as follows: 13 for Barcelona, ​​10 for Real Madrid, 3 for Deportivo, two for Atlético de Madrid, two for Athletic Club, one for Real Zaragoza, one for Mallorca, one for Real Sociedad, one for Sevilla and the rest was taken by Valencia.Atypical date. The Spanish Super Cup was not played in winter since 1993 (Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-1 at the Bernabéu on December 2 and drew 1-1 at the Camp Nou on the 16th of the same month), although this is the first edition that is played in the month of January. It will be the second final played outside of Spain (last year was held in Morocco) and it is the first time that the Final Four model is used for a tournament of this style in any of the major European leagues. Derbis in the Super Cups. Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have previously faced each other in the Spanish Supercup (2014) and in the European Supercup (2018) and on both occasions they took the title the rojiblancos. The first to double game (see page 3) and the second to single game in Tallinn (4-2 after extension). That match was the official debut of Julen Lopetegui at the head of Real Madrid.In neutral field. Apart from that European Super Cup played in Estonia that won the Atleti, three other official Madrid derbies have been held in neutral field: there was a tiebreaker match in Zaragoza corresponding to the 1958-59 European Cup (Madrid won 2- 1; he would end up raising his fourth consecutive title) and two recent Champions League finals in Lisbon (4-1 for Madrid in 2014, after extra time) and Milan (1-1 and victory in the penalty shootout for the white team in 2016 ).Balance between both. The overall balance of the 274 official confrontations between Atlético and Madrid is very favorable to the whites, who have added 140 victories and 473 goals, while their rival has achieved 68 wins and 348 goals. Although at the end of the single game Atleti has an advantage: it won five and lost three.Infallible in the finals. Zidane has never lost a final in his career as a coach, either single game or double game. He won three of three in the European Cup, two of two in the Club World Cup, two of two in the European Super Cup and one of one in the Spanish Super Cup. His balance against Atlético de Madrid is two wins, five draws and two losses in nine official matches.Closer to Miguel Muñoz. Zidane could achieve today his tenth title in his official match number 187 as coach of Real Madrid (he would go out to a title every 19 games). It would be four wounded to equal the 14 of Miguel Muñoz, who is the most successful coach in the history of the white club.The tenth of Cholo. Simeone faces today his tenth final as Atlético coach. He won six of the previous nine and only lost three (a Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona and the two Champions League against Madrid). Today he could balance his balance in the derby in case of victory (for now he has nine wins, eleven draws and ten losses in 30 clashes against the Real).Beat Luis. Simeone could achieve today his eighth title as coach of Atlético, which would exceed the seven of Luis Aragonés (counting the 2001-02 Second Championship) and become the most successful coach in the history of the club. Only Miguel Muñoz (14 titles with Madrid), Pep Guardiola (14 with Barcelona), Johan Cruyff (11 with Barcelona), Luis Enrique (9 titles with Barcelona) and Ferdinand Daucik (8 titles with Barcelona) beat him in titles with the same club in the history of Spanish football.last_img read more

The unique match of the new Cup says goodbye to 10 First teams

first_imgThursday, night of surprisesThe five First Division teams suffered the unspeakable to knock down their rival on Thursday afternoon. The Leganés He was only able to drill the goal of the Ebro, although he hardly received occasions. The Celtic fell into extra time even with the Mirandés Failing a penalty. The expulsion of Rafinha was crucial in the physical downturn of Óscar García’s overtime. The Eibar he also said goodbye to the KO tournament, after being overcome at all times in the New nursery (3-1). But the two big surprises of the day starred in the Athletic from Madrid and the Betis, when falling against Leonese Cultural Y Vallecano Ray respectively. The Simeone did not give the size and were not able to manage their advantage. On a historic night in León, locals turned the result around at the expense of a poor Atleti. Rubi’s team also said goodbye: he didn’t know how to take advantage of his chances in overtime and lost on penalties, after the failures of Joaquín and Tello. FINAAAAAL FINAAAAAL FINAAAAL! 💣💣💣We promised you we were going to make history … and WE GOT IT! 👏 Pd: Yes we have built it good🙌🏻– CD Badajoz (@CDBadajoz) January 23, 2020Second Division: from debacle to successThe new Cup, beyond giving opportunities to the Second B and Third teams, meant a third change for LaLiga SmartBank. However, 16 of them did not respond to expectations and fell against a lower category team. It was a real debacle, which was subsequently settled by Rayo Vallecano, Zaragoza, Mirandés and Tenerife with a fantastic performance in sixteenths. Thus, three more clubs in the silver category get into eighths in relation to last season, when only Sporting de Gijón did it. A true storm of emotion and results that shows that the new Cup, how much less, promises more equality than ever.The classified teamsFirst division: Osasuna, Sevilla, Barcelona, ​​Athletic, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Granada, Valencia and Leganés.Second division: Zaragoza, Mirandés, Rayo Vallecano and Tenerife.Second B: Badajoz and Cultural Leonesa. When Luis Rubiales propelled the new format of the Copa del Rey, football fans saw it as a great opportunity so that the teams of LaLiga SmartBank and those of Second Division B gave the crush and sneak into the best. Said and done, the first three rounds have been loaded with emotion and have swept ten of the First teams, including Atlético. Not only that, many others have achieved the classification agonically, like, it happened to Barcelona by Quique Setién in Ibiza field or at Real Madrid, for the moment, in the Helmántico Pistas. Finally, the two colossi of Spanish football managed to overcome the sixteenths, which was not achieved by eight other LaLiga Santander clubs. Before everything, Getafe was eliminated by Badalona in the second round and Real Jaén made history by defeating Alavés. The Jienense team was a feat, since, in the 21st century, no Third Division club had knocked out one of First. Anyway, none of the fourth category managed to pass two rounds, although Jaén himself was close to giving the machado in front of Levante. He ended up falling on penalties after 120 minutes of delivery and illusion.So that, the sixteenths were made up of 18 teams from First, 6 from Second and 8 from Second B, being matched, by the conditions of the draw, those of lower category with those of LaLiga Santander. A poisoned test, with the pressure of salvation or other objectives involved. On Tuesday afternoon, Osasuna struggled in front of the Recreativo; Mallorca yielded to a great Real Zaragoza; and Sevilla clearly prevailed Al Levante in the duel between First. The fact that there were more elite teams than lower category forced, then, that such clashes occurred.Only Valladolid failed on WednesdayBeyond falling or not, the truth is that the vast majority of First teams have been in serious trouble to advance round. Barcelona won the Ibiza discount; the Pomegranate did the same against him Badalona in the extension; and the Athletic he won with controversy in the penalty shootout. The easiest was the Villarreal, thanks to a stellar performance by Samu Chukwueze. Madrid gave one of lime and one of sand in Salamanca; just as it happened with Valencia in Las Gaunas. Valladolid stayed in the attempt, after being overtaken by an excited Tenerife. Espanyol was also defeated, although with the same hue as the I raised: faced a First, the Real society.last_img read more

Also, a month of seizures

first_imgCarles Pérez 68 ‘ 90 ‘net Ter Stegen 540 minutes A quick review of the numbers of the players with Setién allows us to establish some conclusions. The first is that, in addition to Messi, there is an untouchable for the Cantabrian. Busquets, one of the players hurt with Valverde for that substitution in the first League match in San Mamés, has gained weight. The tweaks that the Cantabrian has established in the game plan benefit him and he knows that he has all the confidence of his new coach.One of those who has won the site is Lenglet. Sethien opted for Umtiti in his first game, as if he wanted one of his first decisions to bet on the world champion ahead of the former Sevilla player. Lenglet has eaten Umtiti and is already untouchable, more after the card festival and some physical problem of Piqué. Semedo He has also won points but not to the detriment of Sergi Roberto, which is still a good wild card. Another revolution has been Ansu Fati, who had lost prominence in the last matches with Valverde and to which Setién has believed himself, among other things, almost by obligation. Without Luis Suarez, Dembélé or Carles Pérez, there are no more strikers. So much that he begins to alternate with Griezmann on the team for Setien’s fear of running out of one more point.Next to Busquets, From Jong He is the most used midfielder. Rakitic and Vidal alternate ownership and substitutions according to the characteristics of the rival and Arthur, which is not at a good physical level, has barely become a resource to close games with ball possession. In Bilbao and the Villamarín It was in a better tone. The last novelty that Setién has implemented is that of Alba as revulsive. The side is a regular starter, but in Ibiza and Seville, his fresh out of legs had an impact on the game and is also a way to protect him so he doesn’t have to play so many minutes.Setién is not yet loved or hated by the fans of Barça. It is simply analyzed. He announced that he can only promise his teams that they will play well and, for now, that has not been achieved with continuity. The results are not for rocket fire either. Five victories (Granada, Ibiza, Leganés, Levante, Sevilla) and two defeats (Valencia and Bilbao) that meant the loss of the leadership in LaLiga and goodbye to the Cup. The Villamarín has allowed him to prevent his qualification in the first month from being suspended. And it has opened a door to the hope of recovery. We will see how the north wind blows for the Cantabrian from now on.Thus he has distributed the minutes Setién Messi 540 ‘ Alba 488 ‘ Umtiti 280 ‘ Sergi Roberto 470 ‘ Piqué 350 ‘ Rakitic 347 ‘ Busquets 540 ‘ Riqui Puig 93 ‘ Arthur 166 ‘center_img Junior 174 ‘ 5 ‘pass Quique Setién celebrates a month as coach of Barça this Thursday. The north wind moves him, he has already advanced on arrival. But maybe I didn’t expect so many convulsions, so fast, on the trip. So far, Setién has not complied. Your team has already been removed from the Copa del Rey and has lost the lead in The league which he inherited from Ernesto Valverde. However, the Cantabrian saved a match-ball on Sunday in the Villamarín and showed that, like his players, he knows how to stand up and is alive. It can be said, in fact, that Setien lives his first quiet days this week since he arrived in Barcelona. A week of field and offices, because the signing of the nine is dispatched after the operation of Ousmane Dembélé. But with less wobbles. Vidal 243 ‘ On January 13, it was learned that Quique Setién would coach Barça and, a day later, he was introduced. He announced to the four winds his love for Cruyffism. His debut was already controversial. Barça won a Pomegranate with ten by 1-0. A sector of critics celebrated the return to style. And certainly, Barça broke the record for possession of a LaLiga match this course (82.5 percent), but of the 1,005 passes it took, only 203 (20.2 percent) went forward. From the premiere, Barça jumped to Ibiza in the middle of the storm Gloria. There, he saved what might have been a historical ridicule. After losing 1-0 and not throwing in 70 minutes, Griezmann He saved the ballot. That night, between Net (29), Lenglet (114), Sergi Roberto (105) and Junior (82) gave 330 of the 718 passes of a team, 46 percent. The debate was more, and Barça, despite a good second, crashed in Mestalla.Something had to be done and Setien made an intelligent decision. He moved the system and returned to Valverde 4-3-3, in which the players had more automated machining. From those concepts already learned it would be easier to give a personal touch. Barça improved. Ransacked the Leganés in the Cup and played a good first half against Levante. But progress was not enough in Bilbao. Despite deserving more, he fell 1-0. Setien’s speech proved too self-complacent for the demand of a great. “I am satisfied”, he said after losing at the last minute the opportunity to approach a title from which that afternoon he had picked up the Madrid, his eternal rival.As if Setién didn’t have enough to try to pack a weakened team since Cornellá’s night, when Valverde’s figure began to be questioned, the club has filled up with fires in the market. The decision to send to Rome to Carles Pérez Before knowing if Dembélé was able or not to return, it was completely strange. He also admitted the error days later. Injuries Suarez and Dembélé have still unsolved the question of nine. But in the worst that happened in this month of Setién, the Cantabrian had absolutely nothing to do. Abidal slipped a criticism of bad taste to Valverde and dropped that some players complained about working little and not being comfortable with the Txingurri. Messi came out as a steamroller to bust the Frenchman on Instagram and the fire, For a moment, it seemed that it would get out of hand and affect all levels of the entity. Bilbao’s post-match was well controlled from within. Aware that everyone was in the eye of the hurricane, from players to managers through the coach, the speech was one of unity. That “We already have enough with the shit that they throw us from outside to throw us more on us” It worked as a general anesthetic. Barça calmed down and Setién closed his first full month as coach of Barça with a restorative victory in Heliopolis which allows him to continue in the race for LaLiga and look with some optimism the knockout stages of the Champions League. In this last game, in addition, Setién used his third system as such. From the first 3-5-2, or 3-1-4-2 as preferred, he went to 4-3-3 in the match against the Leganés and, in Heliopolis, he played with a 4-4-2 with Vidal at the apex of the rhombus of the center of the field and Messi Y Griezmann playing inside as strikers. Again, without extremes. From Jong 525 ‘ Semedo 450 ‘ Griezmann 532 ‘ 540 ‘tongue LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 11, 2020 Ansu 489 ‘last_img read more

Spain-United States, on the third day of competition

first_imgThe duel between Spain and the United States, of Group C of the Finals of the Federation Cup to be held in Budapest, will happen on Thursday, April 16, after 17.00, when the American group already has a tie performed earlier than, in opposition to Slovakia.The match group introduced on Monday the schedules of this occasion that might be held from April 14 to 18 at the Laszlo Papp Area in Budapest, and that may start with the Group D tie between the Czech Republic, particular visitor, and champion on 11 events, and Switzerland.That very same day, beginning at 5:00 p.m., the United States and Slovakia will face one another, teammates from Spain, in order that the group that Anabel Medina directs, can play all of it to a single card, then, on Thursday.The twelve groups will first play a section of all in opposition to all and the winner of every of the 4 teams will go to the semifinals.That is the competition programTuesday April 14Central Observe 10:30 Gp D: Czech Republic-SwitzerlandFrom 17:00 Gp C: USA-SlovakiaWednesday April 15Central Observe10:30 Gp B: Australia-BelgiumFrom 17:00 Gp To: France-HungaryThursday April 16Central Observe10:30 Gp D: Czech Republic-GermanFrom 17:00 Gp To: Russia-HungaryObserve 110:30 Gp B: Belarus-BelgiumFrom 17:00 Gp C: United States-SpainFriday April 17Central Observe10:30 Gp B: Australia-BelarusFrom 17:00 Gp A: France-RussiaObserve 110:30 Gp D: Germany-SwitzerlandFrom 17:00 Gp C: Spain-SlovakiaSaturday, April 18Central Observe10:30 Semifinal 1: Winner of Group B vs. Winner of Group DFrom 17:00 Semifinal 2: Winner of Group A in opposition to Winner of Group CSunday April 19Central ObserveNot earlier than 16:00 – Ultimate.last_img read more