The 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.
Isco 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.
For 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. 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.
Italy 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.
They 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.
However, 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.’
Although the head of a coach is the first to roll when things go wrong, no one doubts that his work is vital when the set goals are reached, although the glory is usually borne by footballers. Brian Clough, Guardiola, Mourinho, Rinus Michels and Ernst Happel, among others, are clear examples that the technicians can also leave their name in history regardless of the stars they have directed in their teams. It is also Ottmar Hitzfeld, without which the current greatness of the Borussia Dortmund. His arrival in the city on the bank of the Ruhr In 1991, when the Borussers had not won a German league for more than 30 years, it changed the history of the black-yellow forever. Although so did a controversial decision by German television networks … In his first season at the helm of Dortmund, Hitzfeld was runner-up to the team and qualified for the UEFA of the following course. And here is one of the most important moments in Borusser history: German television had decided not to bet on any of the four German teams participating in that UEFA due to the low importance of the rivals that the draw had brought them. Therefore, it was decided to create a fund of 30 million marks (13 million euros) and the team that went the furthest would enter 85% of the money, and the rest would be divided equally between the other three representatives. That decision, along with Hitzfeld’s hand, which he put the team in the final, in which they lost to Juventus, served for the club of Westphalia fill his coffers and could establish the bases of a champion team. With that money he signed Riedle, Möller and Khöler, that together with men like Sämmer, and Chapuisat, signed a year earlier, made Dortmund a fearsome team. In the final, Hitzfeld surprised Juventus with his planteamiento. Far from trying to fight in the middle of the field, he gave the initiative to the Italian team, more accustomed to reaching the rival area by pushing than by mastering the ball. Dortmund for its part, He changed his usual system to play with three centrals and two lanes and be better able to come out on the counterattack on the wing., especially on the left, where he was Heinrich, the best player in the final. With this staging, Borussia went 2-0 in the first half thanks to two goals from Riedle and the final was seen for sentencing. Del Piero and Rickens they left the final score at 3-1.That was the first Champions League for Dortmund, which since then has always been considered one of the great clubs on the continent. For Hitzfeld, that was the first step to equalize Ernst Happel and become the second coach to win the European Cup with two different clubs: he would do it again in 2001. So much so that With that block Dortmund became a giant in Germany and won two consecutive Bundesligas in 1995 and 1996. It remained to make the leap in Europe. And boy did he give it. In spite of fall to Atlético in the group stage (the rojiblancos were the only ones who defeated Borussia in that Champions League), Hitzfeld’s team went on to fourth as a group second, being the top scorer in the first phase of the tournament, with 14 goals. In rooms, Auxerre was no rival (4-1 overall) nor does Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United, whom he beat 1-0 in both semifinal matches. Fate wanted to give Dortmund a chance at a rematch after the defeat in UEFA and Juventus by Marcello Lipp awaited him again in the final, which was held in Munichi. In its ranks it had a Zidane and a Del Piero that they were in the best years of their career.Juventus was on the way to achieving its second Scudetto In a row, he was the reigning champion of the Champions League and his career in the tournament had been spectacular. In the semifinals, Zidane played one of the best matches that he is remembered against Ajax, who together with Juve was considered at that time the best team in Europe. All bookmakers gave Italians favorites, who lived the sweetest moments in their history after the years of Platini and Trapattoni.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Former West Indies fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, said Antiguan pacer Alzarri Joseph should be promoted to the senior set-up on the basis of his ability and not his age. Joseph picked up 13 wickets to help West Indies win the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh earlier this month. The 19-year-old pacer grabbed three for 39 off 10 overs to inspire West Indies to a five-wicket win over India in the final. “I believe that age has nothing to do with if you are ready or not,” declared Ambrose. “Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest players ever, made his Test debut when he was 15 or 16-years-old, when I figured he should have been in school and look how turned out.” During the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Joseph delivered the fastest ball in the tournament at 91.5 mph and bowled consistently around the high 80s-90 mph. He removed the stumps in four of his 13 wickets, had three lbw decisions, while three of his victims were caught by wicketkeeper Tevin Imlach off tentative edges. “So what you are telling me is that if Alzarri is doing well at age 19, and we think he can get the job done, why wait until he is 22?,” asked Ambrose, who claimed 405 Test scalps in 98 matches and 205 wickets in 172 one-day internationals. “By then he may just lose focus or say, ‘I am fed up’.” The powerfully built, 6 ft 4in Joseph hit helmet and gloves with his pace and bounce in Bangladesh to unsettle batsmen and trigger prospects of a revival in West Indies fast bowling. He bowled with similar intensity to claim seven for 46 against Windward Islands last November. “Alzarri still has a lot to learn, he has pace, which is good, but I figure that whenever I go close enough to him to sit and talk about cricket I would let him know that pace is good because you can intimidate people,” said Ambrose. “But to be able to consistently put the ball in the right area is the key and the foundation to being a great fast bowler.” Joseph returns to regional action for the Leeward Islands Hurricanes when they take on Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Trinidad on Friday. – CMC
CLEVELAND (AP) :Dropping jump shots from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers hit an NBA record 25 three-pointers during a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA second-round play-off series.J.R. Smith made seven three-pointers as the Cavs had the most prolific outside shooting game of any team in league history.From the outset, they were on target, and afterwards, LeBron James struggled to explain it.special night”Tonight was a special night for all of us who played,” he said. “This league has seen so many great teams, so many great players and great shooters, and for us to set an all-time record is truly special.”James made four three-pointers and scored 27 points for the defending conference champions, who were able to rest their starters for the entire fourth quarter. Their arms were probably tired.Cleveland finished 25 of 45 behind the arc and had 10 players make at least one three-pointer.The Cavs made 18 three -pointers in the first half and added seven more after halftime to embarrass the Hawks, who have lost 10 straight postseason games to Cleveland.Golden State, who beat the Cavaliers in last year’s Finals and seem to be on a collision course with them again, recently set the postseason mark by making 21 three-pointers. Stephen Curry and Co now have a new bar to aim at.
Grand Slam As for the ‘Serena Slam’ concept, that reflects the difficulty Serena Williams and all tennis players face in winning the Australian, French and US Opens and Wimbledon in one calendar year. That’s the Grand Slam. The ‘Serena Slam’ describes something that comes close. Winning all four Slams across two calendar years is a fine achievement, but it isn’t quite the same. Just as the fuss about Gatlin ended when Bolt beat him twice at the recent World Championships, the ‘Serena Slam’ idea will disappear from discussion if she wins this year’s US Open. Already in 2015, she has taken top spot in Australia, France and at Wimbledon. Regarding Bolt, his career IS the stuff of legends, but it isn’t over yet. I look forward to the races he still has ahead of him and driving to Port Antonio from Montego Bay via the Usain Bolt Highway. – Hubert Lawrence prepared this column with an Olympia typewriter and delivered it via fax machine. One of my favourite people describes me as a recalcitrant. The description fits because of my resistance, in some areas, to change. Now you know, you’ll understand why I’m slow to embrace concepts like ‘the living legend’ and the ‘Serena Slam’. True to my nature, I think we should wait until the incomparable Usain Bolt retires before we start naming parks and erecting statues in his name. For the recalcitrant in me, it’s like sending him out to pasture before time. When the right time does come, a Bolt likeness would go beautifully in the statue garden at the National Stadium. It would fit right in with the existing statues of the Helsinki Quartet, Herb McKenley, Don Quarrie and Merlene Ottey. For all we know, that could probably be a stop on a new sports-flavoured JUTC Kingston bus tour. Statue not enough When the time comes, a single statue probably won’t be enough of a tribute to a man whose achievements have outstripped everyone else’s. He’s been so good that you can number all the men who have beaten him since 2008 on one hand. In case, you’ve forgotten, that elite group only includes Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin. His five world records, with four in major championship finals, seven individual World Championship titles and back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles deserve more. There are schools named after Ottey and Quarrie. Courtney Walsh Drive takes us to Melbourne and Arthur Wint Drive leads us to the National Stadium. Our sporting heroes have opened our eyes to our potential and Bolt towers over them all. When the time comes to pay lasting tribute to the tall man, the nation will have to think big. Here’s big. When Bolt hangs up his spikes, let’s rename the North Coast Highway in his honour. It passes nearby his Trelawny home town and runs the length of the island. That should do nicely.