Month: May 2020

David López embodies the spirit of salvation

first_imgThe midfielder showed that he adapts perfectly to the current needs of the team, he even helped in the movement of the ball, the air game and the midfield disputes. Marc Roca’s best version of the season was seen curiously on Saturday, with David’s escort at his side.The idea that David López acted in midfield and David Gallego swept it when he took the bench, although the recovery of Catalan, who broke his cruciate ligament in February and recovered in record time, was impossible to use in that position since that the coach was fired in early October.David López had only played a full campaign as a midfielder at Espanyol, and that was 2013-14 with Javi Aguirre. He was then transferred to Naples, where he played two courses in which he alternated both positions. Quique decided to put him central by his placement and exit of the ball, and Gallego, Rubi and Machín decided not to alter that decision. Now, Abelardo Fernández sees in him a “versatile” player, as well as a leader. Every pilgrimage, in the case of Espanyol towards permanence, needs a pastor to guide it. In the parakeet team, the chosen one is David López, who leads on the field and before the microphones, with direct and sincere messages such as those he poured after the 2-0 of Leganés (“he who does not believe that we are going to save not to return ”) or on Saturday at the end of the derby (“They’ll call us crazy, but we’re going to save“).Before giving that optimistic message like the one Iván de la Peña offered in the 2008-09 campaign when Espanyol was also a colista (and in the end he was saved after also winning a derby), the player was one of the protagonists of the match against the Barcelona. First, because of its position in the field. David López had become so accustomed to the position of central, with which he debuted for the third time in Espanyol with Quique Sánchez Flores in the 2016-17 campaign and never left, that seeing him travel more space in the midfield took a toll, being replaced sold out in minute 66. That time was enough for him to score the 1-0 of a header at the end of a foul taken by Marc Roca and to help the team leading the helm of midfield: he made 15 passes and failed nine.last_img read more

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The path to the double

first_imgThe title served to climb steps in the rating of countries to lead it, and in the identical hype is the Canada of the younger Shapovalov and Aliassime, the highly effective France with a big wardrobe, the Croatia Marin Cilic and Borna Coric, the all the time sophisticated gunboats of Novak Djokovic’s United States and Serbia. It is not going to be doable to be measured with any of them in the first group stage. The two coconuts that may fall first are, above all, Russia (Khachanov and Rublev) and Australia (Kyrgios and De Miñaur). The teams are three and so they move the first and the two finest seconds to the quarterfinal spherical.In the meantime, Gerard Piqué’s Kosmos group works on options to stop the playoffs from going past midnight. The headquarters of the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) in London hosts at present (17:00) the draw for the finals of Davis cup, which might be held once more in the Caja Mágica de Madrid (November 23-29). Spain will know its manner to defend the title, with the peace of thoughts that the group I fall into received’t be that onerous like the one present in 2019, when it was paired with Russia and Croatia.last_img read more

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Valencia saw the coronavirus coming

first_imgThe face-out armor was followed days later with an inmate at the Paterna facility. The board decided to isolate the team from the rest of the Valencian academy pioneers in Europe and despite the fact that it was a shield that became hermetic on certain occasions, not even the club’s official media was able to speak to anyone from the first team in the pre-match, it has turned out to be effective.Those of Celades They have played matches in two of the outbreaks most affected by the coronavirus, such as Milan and Vitoria and the template has not fallen into mass contagions. And a clear example is that the measures to avoid falling into the disease reached the point that Members of the club cleaned each and every one of the door handles through which the players passed.Contact of other clubsThe protocols of the Valencians have turned out to be so effective that in the face of growing concern, other clubs that were going to be in similar situations contacted those of Mestalla to imitate them.With the recent state of alert proclaimed by the President, all players will remain at home, however the technical staff has already provided them with a specific training plan that each one can carry out in their residences so as far as possible not to lose shape. The coronavirus It has spread throughout Europe at a speed hardly imaginable. The pandemic, which just a month ago was looming far away, has wreaked havoc on the old continent and more specifically in Spain where the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has already ordered the confinement of all citizens. Nevertheless, Valencia Club de Fútbol was already considering this possibility when the virus had barely reached Europe.Because those of Mestalla were pioneers in the prevention of this disease. Over three weeks ago Official sources of the entity recognized AS that they were preparing the club structure “for something very serious” and that from Spain “was not yet aware” of the rapidity with which the disease spread. Not surprisingly, the property has kept in mind what real problems the coronavirus had because in Singapore it was one of the first places where the infection crossed the border with China and wreaked havoc.And that’s why, so the club’s top leadership has already taken measures even for the game that the team played in Milan taking the temperature to the players at almost all times since that February 19. And in fact, he also came to consider not letting Italian fans in on the return if the authorities did not take action.last_img read more

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Peiró and the other Spanish champions of the Italian league

first_imgPioneer of Spanish football in Italian lands. Luis Suárez added three leagues with the Inter shirt. The first in the campaign 1962-1963 and the other two with his partner and friend Joaquín Peiró (1964 and 1965). The former Ballon d’Or in 1960 also conquered two Consecutive European Cups (1964 and 1965) and two Intercontinentals.Luis del Sol (1 Scudetto)MORENATTI & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Luis del Sol.MORENATTI (DAILY AS) The striker is a veteran in Serie A. He is the Spanish with the most Italian domestic titles. Have three Scudettos (2013-2014; 2014-2015 and 2015-2016) to which we must add the Cup in 2015 and the Italian Super Cup in 2016. In the 2015-2016 season, he only played the first Serie A match before leaving for Sevilla.Álvaro Morata (2 Scudettos) In the absence of knowing if the current Serie A championship can be ended, there are three footballers who are fighting to put their name on the list of this select group. Luis Alberto, Patric and Jony belong to the template Lazio, which is one point from Juventus de Sarri. If Series A resumes, the conquest of the title may carry extra prize for the three Spaniards. The current Atlético de Madrid footballer went through the ranks of Juventus between 2014 and 2016, which gave him time to celebrate two consecutive Serie A titles. He coincided with Llorente in the 2015 and 2016 leagues. Morata also has among his achievements the Italian cups of 2015 and 2016. Dídac Vilà (1 Scudetto)center_img The left side, raised in the parakeet quarry, was from the imports of the winter market of Milan in 2011. With the Milan outfit only played one match league in that campaign, coincidentally the last, in which the Allegri team won the Serie A trophy. Little participation for the current Espanyol footballer but No one can deny that he contributed to the conquest of the team’s 18th title. rossoneri.Fernando Llorente (3 Scudettos) Talent from Real Madrid, reached the Juventus in 1962 and then spend ten years playing in Italian soccer. The last two with the Roma shirt. Con the ‘Vecchia Signora’ he was proclaimed league champion in the 1966-67 season. He had previously won the Italian Cup in 1965. The death at 84 of Joaquín Peiró It brings to mind those times when the Italian league took from Spain the talent that shone in our football. It happened with Luis Suárez Miramontes, with Luis del Sol and with the aforementioned, Peiro. The three left the Spanish showcase high and laid the foundations that many others later took advantage of to pack Series A: Juan Santiesteban, Ricardo Gallego, Víctor Muñoz, Martín Vázquez, Guillermo Amor, Pep Guardiola, Luis and Iván Helguera, Gaizka Mendieta, Javier Farinós, Iván de la Peña, José Mari, Javi Moreno, Diego Tristán… Until we reach Callejón, Fabián or Luis Alberto of nowadays.A lot of talent and many players who did not succeed like the natives of the sixties. And they have only been six footballers who can say that with champions of the Italian league.Joaquín Peiró (2 Scudettos)’The Galgo de Cuatro Caminos’, as he was nicknamed, took two Italian leagues in his eight seasons in Italy. It wasn’t until he jumped into Inter Milan from Torino when he conquered two consecutive Scudettos in the seasons 1964-1965 and 1965-1966. In the ranks of Inter he also added the European Cup of 1965 and the Intercontinental of 1964 and 1965. In addition, he won the Italian Cup with the ranks of Rome in 1969.Luis Suárez (3 Scudettos)DAILY AS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Luis Suarez.DAILY AS (DAILY AS)last_img read more

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Madrid returns the money from City tickets to the fans

first_imgThe Real Madrid He has had a good detail with his fans, given that the 2,000 supporters who had acquired their ticket through the club to go last Tuesday to the Champions League match that was going to play the Manchester City and the Zidane team will receive their full amount.The club understands that the coronavirus crisis has caused a situation in which many fans have lost money having paid for their trips to Manchester. At least, Madrid has mitigated part of those losses by reimbursing their followers for the cost of tickets. In any case the most numerous clubs that had contracted a whole package (plane and hotel apart from the tickets) are the most affected. Some travel agencies have ignored the crisis unleashed and in principle would lose what was paid for on airline tickets.Litigation is now channeled to recover at least what was invested in the contracted hotel vouchers. A task no matter how you look at it. “And above without even knowing if the game is going to be played or on what date”, concludes a supporter from pain for everything that is happening.last_img read more

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Isco and Sara Sálamo launch a solidarity campaign to help hospitals

first_imgIsco Alarcón, Real Madrid player, has launched with his partner, actress Sara Sálamo, the campaign “decorónate” to help curb the curve of the COVID-19 and in order to raise 500,000 euros for the acquisition of medical supplies for hospitals. Isco and Sara Sálamo have published in their social media accounts a solidarity campaign to stop the advance of the coronavirus in Spain. “We want to help stop the pandemic in a more concrete way, that is why this campaign is born, get crowned, to donate medical supplies after speaking with various manufacturers and leaders of various hospitals to find out the exact needs, “Sara announced.The player from Real Madrid and the Spanish team asked for citizen collaboration to help hospitals against the coronavirus pandemic. “We need you to help us help, contributing what each one of us can do and sharing it on your social networks to reach the maximum possible number of people.“Isco announced.” We want to help our health personnel, the sick, the doctors, the nurses who are risking their lives for us. It is a very beautiful and necessary campaign, “he added.last_img read more

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The coronavirus paralyzes the exits of Mbappé and Neymar

first_imgFor his part, the case of Neymar Jr is totally different from that of the French, although sources close to the Brazilian also deny that there have been contacts with Barcelona recently. “Our only concern at the moment is the coronavirus,” sources close to the PSG star confess to the prestigious French newspaper. The only way for Neymar to end up at Barça would be to terminate his contract unilaterally, something that would cost € 180 million, an amount that the Catalans could not offer last summer.L’Équipe ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>L’Équipe “Neymar and Mbappé’s departures are postponed.” This is the title of L’Equipe in his daily newspaper, in which he explains that the two best PSG players They have more and more options to follow next season in the Parisian outfit. The expansion of the coronavirus has caused an unprecedented crisis in soccer, which makes it almost impossible to pay the value of both. 7 The French newspaper reports that Kylian Mbappé will be in PSG in September in complete safety. Al-Khelaïfi has never had in mind to sell the one who is the jewel in the club’s crown, and would only listen to a hypothetical offer for Neymar. Real Madrid’s threat remains latent, but this summer it seems that the world champion will not leave the French capital.center_img 10 The good news for PSG is that this season they will not have to balance their accounts, as UEFA has decided to postpone the financial Fair-Play.. This will allow Parisians to have more freedom of movement in the market, or even to be able to offer lifetime renewals to Neymar and Mbappé. A very likely scenario, and more after subtracting only both two years of contract.last_img read more

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Italy’s contagion curve makes football dream

first_imgItaly was after China, the first country to suffer a wave of cases of coronavirusBut he is also expected to be one of the first to recover from the pandemic. Series A is stopped without a return date, although the contagion curve suggests that the championship could resume soon, as published La Gazzetta dello Sport. During these days, alternatives such as playing all the matches in Rome or increase the number of clubs to 22. There has even been talk of playing it without Var.And while the former president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, hopes to extend the contracts of the players beyond June 30, it is possible to think that the Italian championship will end later than usual, but it will have a fair champion who has played every day. garters.It is considered to return to training on May 4 (between April 25 and May 1 the quarantine would be lifted) and after a mini-season to get all the confined players in shape, the tournament would return on May 24, May 31, or June 7, always according to the Italian medium. In this way, they could still fit the remaining thirteen days of the championship and finish approximately in the middle of July. However, there is some fear for the foreign soccer players who decided to leave for their countries, since upon returning to Italy they will have to spend an extra 14 days of quarantine. These are the cases of players of the stature of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Romelu Lukaku (returns on Friday), or Diego Godin, among many others. Yesterday, for example, they returned Christian Eriksen Y Ashley Young, of the Inter de Milan.Most are expected to return during the days of Easter to resume their work activities as soon as possible, although they must pass the extra quarantine mentioned above. In the case of Juventus, for example, it has many players who have left (Cristiano, Khedira, Pjanic, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Szczesny, Higuaín and Rabiot), to which we must add the extra time of prevention for the positives of Dybala, Matuidi and Rugani.This would put the template at risk of returning to the box job and taking longer to pick up the shape, something that happens in all the Serie A teams, although to a lesser extent, due to the number of foreigners who have gone out and the number of positives in their respective squads. There is no fixed date for the return and although it is still necessary to finish controlling the pandemic in Italy, the light is already beginning to appear at the end of the tunnel. Italian football is close to resuming its championship.last_img read more

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Son Heung-min begins military service in South Korea

first_imgThey are Heung-min, Tottenham footballer, has already started his three weeks of military service in South Korea. The 27-year-old forward was quarantined for two weeks after returning to South Korea and, by law, must pass a milli before turning 28. Although the total period should have been 21 months, He had a reduction by proclaiming himself champion of the 2018 Asian Games. Tottenham and Son saw the opportunity to do so before the Premier League returns and are expected to return to London in mid-May. Son will be in the maritime forces on Jeju Island, where will do basic training. As part of their workouts, You will be exposed to tear gas and will shoot with firearms.last_img read more

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Robben could take off his boots

first_imgHowever, even if he did think about it, it doesn’t seem that this intention is going to materialize, at least not until football returns to normal: “I have that feeling every now and then. With this virus, it’s a weird time for everyone and when football comes back we’ll see, but maybe it’s something that always stays there. I’m just an athlete.” Arjen Robben is retired. The Dutch footballer who ended his career at Bayern Munich It has been one of the best extremes in the world in recent years, but as he confessed in FC Bayern Podcast, still thinking about going back to the playing fields.“At first I didn’t miss football at all, but then there was a phase where I had that tickle again and thoughts like, ‘Hey, maybe I’d like to play a little bit again.’last_img read more

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