Rodrigo vaudeville is complicated

first_imgRodrigo went to Dr. Ramon Cugat’s office with Manu Vallejo and Cillessen for a routine and suspicious review. Early in the afternoon Bruno Fernandes, player of Sporting de Portugal, joined the stage, which would be the key that would unlock the operation. However, late at night all expectations of undone like a sugar revealing a vaudeville that this Wednesday can live a new episode. Let’s go by parts. From Barcelona it was reported Monday night that this Tuesday was the key day because it is played against the clock. Bartomeu, from the World Sports Gala recognized that Rodrigo’s name was “on the table of the technical secretariat to replace Suárez” and this Tuesday morning Albert Celades, coach of the Valencian team, recognized the negotiations. “Rodrigo is very good and differential. That is why Barcelona wants it, because it is differential. The negotiation is open and we are not going to hide. We are lucky to have it. Rodrigo and I have spoken. I cannot make a private conversation public” , said.Meanwhile, the Paco Alcácer case remains parked as a possible substitute for the Brazilian Hispanic while awaiting the events.Bruno, the brief one. While Rodrigo left the Catalan doctor’s office without making statements, a new character appeared on the scene: Bruno Fernandes (25 years old), midfielder of Sporting de Portugal. Bruno’s name appeared as a key piece in a football engineering operation according to which Barcelona would sign him and transfer him to Valencia, which in turn would yield Rodrigo al Barça with a mandatory purchase option as Superdeporte revealed.However, the castle collapsed as soon as Manchester United, a team that has been behind the Portuguese player for months, accelerated the negotiation late on Tuesday and, as reported by England, reached an agreement with Sporting for 55 million plus 25 in variables.Without the Fernandes letter and with Valencia rejecting the youth players (Abel Ruiz and Monchu) that Barça wanted to include in the transfer to make it cheaper, the negotiations seem broken, but that the vaudeville continues. Barcelona dawned with the feeling that Rodrigo Moreno’s arrival was a matter of hours. A feeling that consolidated at noon when it was learned that the striker was not training in Paterna with his teammates and that he was in Barcelona, ​​where Jorge Mendes has been a couple of days, the hand that moves the cradle in this whole subject.last_img read more

The side effects of Mobile reach Espanyol

first_imgIn the last two years, without going any further, the RCDE Stadium was the stage chosen by LaLiga to present its technological innovations to experts from around the world on the occasion of Mobile. And last season, the box office increased considerably when the congress coincided with the Espanyol-Valladolid party. On this occasion, the benefits would have been greater, since next Thursday, the 27th, an international match is held, the Espanyol-Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Europa League, and failing on Sunday (for the laggards of Mobile) Atlético de Madrid arrives at Cornellà.A third factor was going to take advantage of Espanyol, which was planned inaugurate its new space at the Plaça Espanya railway station, place of passage for all those attending the Mobile that were going to move by public transport. The suspension of the 2020 edition of the Mobile World Congress, which was to be held next week in Barcelona, not only affects macroeconomics but especially companies. And, although on a small scale, the effects reach Espanyol, that in the last years it collected with very good results, from the point of view of the brand image and of the finances, the good work of a congress that came bringing together more than 100,000 attendees.last_img read more

Pep overthrows Ancelotti, Mourinho and Ferguson

first_imgUntil 2017, I only knew the final victory or the defeat in the semifinals. In this round he fell on 09/10 against Inter de Jose Mourinho and on 11/12 against Chelsea, both, in the end, champions. With Bayern, three LaLiga teams would prevent him from reaching the final. In the first season, he eliminated Real Madrid, in the second, Barcelona and in the third, Atlético de Madrid. Of these three, only the rojiblancos would not rise with the Orejona in the edition in which they managed to eliminate the group trained by Pep in the Champions League.The City has had worse luck. The first year, Mbappé and his Monaco took them by surprise in the second round and the next two editions would be done in the quarterfinals by two of their ‘neighbors’: Liverpool (runner-up 17/18) and Tottenham (runner-up 18/19).This season, the victory against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu leaves him with a good advantage to move to the quarterfinals but, Real Madrid, the last great dominator of this competition, promises to battle in the Etihad. The victory of Manchester City in Santiago Bernabéu by 1-2 has added another achievement to Pep Guardiola’s extensive curriculum. The Catalan coach won his 28th victory in the KO rounds in the Champions League on Wednesday night at the Bernabéu, thus exceeding the qualifying records in this continental competition of Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson according to data offered by Opta. In his career in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola has 121 games with a record of 74 wins, 26 draws and just 21 losses. That is, in up to 100 games, the team that trained Santpedor came out with something positive in the most prestigious club competition in the world.Since his debut on September 16, 2008 with a 3-1 victory against Sporting Portugal, Pep has managed to raise two Champions, both with Barcelona. That same season (08/09) he defeated Manchester United by Cristiano Ronaldo in Rome and in 2011, he beat the red devils again in the Wembley final, and with the Portuguese in the ranks of Real Madrid.last_img read more

The half-full glass and the complacency of Barça

first_imgThe defeat against Real Madrid that has meant losing the leadership of LaLiga in favor of the whites in the absence of 12 days to finish the championship has the self-criticism shining by its absence. Unlike, the discourse that has been imposed, at least publicly, from the locker room to the boardroom is that of complacency. It is considered in the Camp Nou in most estates that the Setién team played to win at the Bernabéu and that nothing happens here.The first to publicly state this argument was Guillermo Love, director of institutional relations of Barcelona who said that “in the first half you have to give the team a very good grade, we have had occasions and we only lacked the goal to leave with advantage, if Madrid forgives them they take advantage of their chances. They have pressed, they saw that they could win and they went up to press. In the first part was the triumph very clear in our favor. The team has not been bad, there have been times when we were very opor above Madrid. “ A speech he had its corresponding echo in the locker room where the staff preferred to praise the first time to do self-criticism regarding the globality of the party. Piqué was one of the examples in saying that “I’ve seen the worst Madrid in years in the first part” o Busquets, who said that “there is a lot of league, we are one point below and we have to keep going, keep the good things.”For his part, the coach Quique Setién said that “our party was in the first part and we did things quite well and we generate occasions, even with one before they scored, we have the ability to recover. There are positive things to rescue and we will analyze what we have not done well. “An analysis that shares the Catalan press that speaks of “forgiveness” as a word that defines the party. Only L’Esportiu It is something more critical with the Barcelona game.And another topic of debate is the role of Messi, who remained unmarked again at the Santiago Bernabéu. His performance from the board is also seen as “phenomenal,” as spokesman Guillermo Amor said: “Messi has been phenomenal in the first half and then has been isolated. Then when you lose everything seems negative.”last_img read more

The hour of Gerard Zaragoza: “I am lucky”

first_imgThe Spanish coach Gerard Zaragoza, so far in charge of the U21 team of Shabab Al Ahli Saudi, will take over the first team after the board decided to stop Rodolfo Arruabarrena. The Argentine, who during his time as a player belonged to Villarreal, had only won a victory in the last seven games but kept the leading team in the UAE League. “That they have thought of me and my coaching staff makes me feel very fortunate. The president is very happy with our work in the U21. We will continue along the same lines so that everything goes well“, reveals Zaragoza to this newspaper.The Spaniard acknowledges that he did not hesitate for a second when accepting the club’s proposal, which came to him through the team manager. “We met and they proposed to be the coach until end of season. I didn’t think twice, “recalls Gerard Zaragoza, who will seek to recover the best version of the Cordoba striker Pedro Count: “He is a very important player in our league. He comes to score many goals with his previous club. We have already spoken and he knows what I want from him. I need all the players to be important in the eight games we have left.” Gerard Zaragoza is aware that taking the reins of a leading team implies that it is impossible to improve the results. However, he accepts the challenge “as an opportunity to improve.” “I am a very optimistic person and I think this will help me to grow. But not only at work, but also personally. I hope to get the best out of the team and achieve the objective, which is to conquer the UAE League“adds a coach who already knows what it is to lead in Georgia, where he was in charge of Torpedo and Locomotive; Qatar, where he worked as an assistant, and India, being there the right hand of Carles Cuadrat in Bengaluru.“Football in India is improving a lot every year and has a great future ahead. I am sure that we will soon see very good players. Middle Eastern football already knew him from my stage in Qatar. There is more money, which means best players and incredible infrastructures. For me, the most important thing is the daily work, only then can you achieve goals “, completes Zaragoza, who will also have the opportunity to debut in the Asian Champions League. His first match at the head of Al Ahli, however, will be next Friday, when those from Dubai visit Ajman. The match will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus crisis.last_img read more

This was day 1 of confinement for the Espanyol players

first_imgTo take the air on their respective balconies or terraces, something so simple but at the same time so healthy, take advantage Wu Lei, Elba Vergés Y Brenda Perez.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Wu Lei.RCD Espanyol Too Naldo Gomes Take the opportunity to play on the sofa with your baby. Y Sergi Darder, to see pictures with your child on your lap.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Naldo Gomes.RCD Espanyol Between family, children and pets is Débora García, which gives way to that second category of footballers who pose giving affection to their dogs. It happens with Fernando Calero and also with Oscar Melendo.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Fernando Calero.RCD Espanyol And those who appear reading a book are located on an intellectual plane. It is the case of Adrià Pedrosa and his ‘Rafa, mi historia’, a biography of Rafa Nadal by John Carlin. Also from Oier Olazabal and io The Future of Humanity ’by Michio Kaku, a best seller for scientific dissemination.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Adrià Pedrosa.RCD Espanyol They appear on stage Adrian Embarba Y Sébastien Corchia giving the games of the Play, a much more usual practice than the one that practices Matías Vargas. The ‘Monito’ has collected numerous puzzles, such as that of the Sagrada Familia and several 1,500 pieces, for a state of alarm that can be long but must be dealt with in the best possible way.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Matías Vargas.RCD Espanyol This Sunday was lived the first full day of the state of alarm decreed by the Government, of which obviously no stratum of society is alien. Nor have the footballers, most of whom have raised awareness of the importance of 15-day confinement by spreading the slogan ‘I stay at home’. So it has also Espanyol, who has discovered what some of his players are dedicating to, apart from following some personalized training guidelines, this mandatory gathering time.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Javi López.RCD Espanyol Towards self-help they pull Andrés Prieto, with ‘Where your dreams take you’, by Javier Iriondo (and foreword by Pablo Motos), and Gonzalo Ávila, Pipa, which reads ‘The voice of your soul’, by Luis García Calvo.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Andrés Prieto.RCD Espanyol The family occupies almost everyone’s time, starting from the captain, Javi López, who uses to cook with her oldest daughter. Or as Paloma Fernandez, his counterpart in Feminine A, surrounded by the ingredients of a whole team.RCD Espanyol ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Paloma Fernández.RCD Espanyollast_img read more

Seven Spaniards, in the historic XI of Europeans in Thailand

first_imgThat the performance of Spanish soccer players in foreign leagues is remarkable is no secret to anyone. And the Thai First Division is an example of this. The tournament published a historic XI of European footballers and seven are Spanish. Three of them, in addition, continue in a competition that is currently suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.Central: Mario Abrante. The Tenerife defender had a remarkable stint in Muangthong in 2016. His aggressiveness and defensive strength led the team from the Nothanburi province to conquer the Thai League and end Buriram’s hegemony, which had won four of the last five championships. The injuries made him lose prominence and he ended up on loan at Police Tero, from where he left his current team, Atlético de San Luis. Altogether, Mario Abrante played 43 matches and scored two goals in Thailand.Central: Osmar Ibáñez. The current FC Seoul player arrived in Thailand in 2012 from Racing Santander. There he became an idol for the fans of the Bangkok team. He won the Thai League in 2013 and also won two FA Cups, two League Cups and one Royal Cup. He currently plays in South Korea, one of the most important competitions in all of Asia.Central: David Rochela. The Galician, champion of Europe with the Spanish U17 team, completes a 100% Spanish defensive line. Rochela arrived in 2013, when she was just 23 years old, and with Buriram United she won a Thai League and a Royal Cup. In 2015 she left for Port FC, where she has become captain and flagship. In 2019 they lifted the FA Cup and this year they threaten to fight for the league again. Left winger: Daniel García ‘Toti’. The Salamanca midfielder is an example of fidelity in Thailand. After playing in Cádiz, Granada or Alavés, he signed for Bangkok Glass in 2015. In his first season in Asia he played 16 games and scored a goal, although it was not until the following year that he showed his best level. The ‘rabbits’ were third and achieved a place in the preliminary phase of the AFC Champions League. In 2018 they went down to Second, but Toti did not leave the club and was important in his return to the elite.Midfielder: Arzu. The current second coach of the Betis subsidiary wore for two years (2012-2014) the Tero Sasana shirt, where he left great memories before hanging up his boots. The Andalusian is remembered as one of the best footballers who has passed through the Thai League. His good reading of the game and his precise passes are still a topic of conversation in the Asian country.Right winger: Carmelo González. The canary, who is still active at 36 years old and plays for Arucas, is another of the Spanish footballers that I remember best in the Thai League. He arrived in 2013 at the ‘Spanish Buriram’ led by Alejandro Menéndez and in his first season he became the tournament’s top scorer with 23 goals in 23 games. He won two Thai League, one FA Cup, two Real Kor and one League Cup. After two years in Buriram he passed through Suphanburi and the United Arab Emirates before returning to Spain.Forward: Sergio Suárez. The UD Las Palmas youth squad arrived in Thailand in 2014. He signed for Police United, although it was not until he left for Songkhla that he began to show his best qualities. His big turning point, however, came with his transfer to Port FC in January 2017. There he has scored 38 goals in the Thai League and last season he won, alongside David Rochela, the FA Cup, Port’s first title in the last decade. Suarez also scored the final goal against Ratchaburi.last_img read more

Struff casts doubt on grass season

first_imgStruff, presently 34th on this planet rating, lacks a particular allow to play tennis. “I don’t assume we must be given particular therapy. Even for those who take slightly distance in direction of your coaching companion in tennis, you continue to contact the identical balls. You may take into account doing one thing with a ball machine, however this doesn’t look like an choice for the time being. “Struff estimates that skilled gamers “below the highest 100” could have monetary issues on account of lengthy interruption it’s from the season. “As all over the place else as we speak, livelihoods are falling aside,” he stated. German tennis participant Jan-Lennard Struff expressed doubts that the grass season can go as deliberate because of the coronavirus pandemic and prepares for an extended break than beforehand deliberate till early June.“I can’t think about, because of the present state of affairs, that this can resume quickly, that’s not reasonable for me”the participant instructed Sky tv channel.The grass season additionally begins on June eight with the Stuttgart match. The spotlight of the season is Wimbledon, from June 29 to July 12.last_img read more

Liverpool backtracks with its ERTE: “Sorry, it was a wrong decision”

first_imgFinally there will be no ERTE in the Liverpool. Despite the fact that the champion of Europe and the seventh richest club in the world had announced that he would accept the British Government’s plan and temporarily dispense with his non-sports personnel, the criticism received, both from former players and fans, have caused him to change radically of direction. The club’s chief executive Peter Moore and its owners, the Fenway Sports Group, have released a statement even apologizing: “We believe that we reached the wrong conclusion last week by announcing that we intended to file an ERTE application due to the suspension of the Premier League soccer schedule, and we are really sorry““We have consulted with a variety of key stakeholders as part of a process aimed at achieving the best possible outcome for all involved. A variety of possible scenarios were considered. As a direct result of this extensive consultation and our own internal deliberations at various levels across the club, we have chosen to find alternative means, “the statement said.last_img read more

Pogba to Real Madrid, the third attempt can be good

first_imgThe third time lucky… If the saying is good this summer, Pogba should end up in Madrid. Once it is almost a fact that Zidane will continue to lead Madrid next season, As AS revealed a few dates ago, it is also evident that the white entity will look for the crack that opens to sign the player for whom the coach has longed for all this time. And, with the precautions that must be taken in the face of the market due to the uncertainty of the crisis, Past events say that there is a real possibility that the operation will be done. Mino Raiola’s relationship with Real Madrid is at its best and Pogba is more receptive than ever to changing the scene. If the third one goes past due, here is the x-ray of each of them two past attempts and the next one: The summer of 2019Last summer there was another attempt by Real Madrid to please Zidane’s wish. But the negotiations were affected by that bad relationship that remained between Florentino and Raiola in the summer of 2016. The figures did not end up matching either and Real Madrid had already spent a lot of money on youngsters like Vinicius and Rodrygo, 45 and 40 million respectively and, above all, in Hazard (100 million, the galactic cornerstone around which to do a new project after a season without titles. And that Pogba did much of his part when, just after the end of the season, he threw it away with some statements: “It is time to start a new challenge,” he said without hesitation.Summer 2020It must be the one that makes good the saying of “to the third goes the defeated”. The situation is unbeatable to try to sign the French, even more so now that a change in the style of play that Zidane wants is confirmed, more back and forth, now that Modric is already at the end of his career. Pogba ends his contract in 2021, so United is obliged to renew or sell it to get some profitability. The Frenchman has signed, that is, a clause according to which Uniter can extend his contract one year more unilaterally, but that if it were to take effect it could only provoke the discontent of the player and that he leave a year later. Raiola’s relationship with Solskjaer is at its worst and Pogba determined to leave if there is a knock on his door. A few months ago he met Zidane in Dubai and they were able to talk … If the coronavirus crisis allows it, Pogba, devalued by that crisis and because injuries have only allowed him to play eight games this season, looks like he will finish at Real Madrid. Summer 2016.Real Madrid was negotiating with Juventus of Turin and with Raiola the incorporation of the player, that he was the man around whom Zidane wanted to build his first project that started from scratch at the head of Madrid. At that time, although the player’s desire was to wear the Madrid shirt, his high financial claims and those of his agent ruined the operation. The figures agreed by United were later known from the Football Leaks papers released by Dier Spiegel: United paid Juve 105 million and Raiola 40 million. It wasn’t strictly a commission, his percentage was signed by contract when he took him free from United to Juve in the summer of 2012.last_img read more