The Jovic Super Cup

first_imgBenzema and Bale’s injuries They leave the way expedited to Luka Jovic. The Spanish Super Cup becomes the great opportunity and at the same time the final trial for the Bosnian Serb striker. For appointments like these and borderline situations such as the current one, it is why Real Madrid paid 60 million euros Eintracht Frankfurt last summer to take over the services of the scorer revelation of the Old Continent (27 goals). Jovic, who turned two weeks ago 22 years, will remain in Jeddah as a great offensive beacon of Real Madrid, since his only competition at the tip of the attack is represented by Rodrygo, which can act (as it did sometimes in the Saints) as false nine, James and Mariano, which, thanks to the injuries of Bale and Benzema, entered the list for Saudi Arabia, but has long crossed out Zidane’s mind: he has been left out of the call in 24 of 25 games. The responsibility in the new Spanish Super Cup, without Benzema, will be for Jovic. Without Benzema, top white gunner (16 goals between the League and the Champions League), Jovic is the main alternative of Zidane as center forward, although the Balkan is about to find finesse. He has only scored a goal in 432 minutes (over 15 games) and has slowed everything imaginable. From his own lack of connection with his costumes (he is having a hard time getting Spanish), going through the poles (with which he has met twice, against Valladolid and Athletic) and to the VAR, which has annulled him two goals for millimeter gambling against Osasuna and Leganés. And to top it off, the Serbian team has not been a consolation for the tip. The conflict with his coach seems irreparable in the short term even though he met on vacation with the sports director of his Federation. “Jovic’s problem is Jovic”said the coach, Tombakovic, this week.last_img read more

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“My dream is to train Barça …”

first_imgWhat Xavi could not avoid is admitting the obvious: “Everyone knows that training Barça is my dream … but I am currently Al Sadd’s coach and I’m focused on that.”. The next few hours will be decisive, since Abidal and Grau (if Bartomeu also does not appear) will meet with Xavi to tear off the definitive yes to take Barça’s reins from now on. After directing what could be his last game with Al Sadd (victory over Al Rayyan), Xavi Hernández appeared before the media in Doha and cleared balls out hours before meeting again with Eric Abidal and Óscar Grau to negotiate their immediate incorporation to Barcelona. The former Barca captain and legend did not bring much light on his future. “There is no offer from Barça (…). I met with Abidal because he is my friend (…). I cannot talk about what happens in Barça out of respect for the club and Valverde”.last_img read more

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Atletico 1×1: Oblak flew, Saul burst the net and little else

first_imgThomas: He alternated good vertical conductions and passes to break lines with risky actions that made his team suffer. In the 42nd minute he saw the yellow for a foul on De Tomás and will be low against Sevilla. In one of those good sparks he almost left Vitolo in front of the goalkeeper in 92 ‘. Saul: He started in the middle, from where he could steal a few balls and become strong in the air game. His best contribution came as soon as the second half began: he hooked a volley from the front to make the 1-1, unstoppable goal with a great technical gesture.Carrasco: He started very active, of the most prominent, offering, driving, overflowing and kicking. In the 1-0 he was late to help Lodi and then disappeared when Simeone put him on tip. It was replaced in the 56th minute.belt: When he took the lead, he knew how to move between the Espanyol lines to participate in the game. In addition, in 3 ‘he was about to score at the exit of a corner. In the second half he was also very participatory in that position of second point, difficult to score for local defenders. Replaced in 69 ’.Morata: Low participation, he was seen almost more in his own area than in Diego López’s. Neither the Atleti game helped him nor could he provide solutions. In the 61st minute he finished the stick less than a meter from the goal. It was replaced in 63 ’. Its drought is extended to eight unmarked matches.SubstitutionsJoão Felix: He entered 56 ’through Carrasco and placed on the left. Over there he had to run further back, except for a couple of good unchecks. With Vitolo, he already took the lead.Diego Costa: He entered in the 63rd minute for Morata. Peleón, but with little clarity.Vitolo: He entered 69 ’on Correa and got on the left. Simeone opted for 4-4-2 He had rehearsed during the week, with Carrasco on the left wing, leaving João Félix and Diego Costa on the bench for the last half hour. The team did not start badly, but the 1-0 hurt him a lot. In the second part he dominated, although not overwhelmed, although the changes did not suit him. Oblak: In the 1-0 he could not do anything, but then he wore a volley to a Víctor Sánchez volley that flew towards the squad.Trippier: Very active during the first section, arriving frequently and fluently to the baseline, although with little precision in the centers. Of the few who went crazy with the 1-0, maintaining and asking for tension from his teammates. He struggled, especially in the second half, in his duel with Embarba.Savic: The safest of the team, had the bad fortune that 1-0 will carry his signature. Blunt above, below and with initiative to start the plays.Philip: He suffered a lot in his duel with De Tomás, for which in the 6th minute he had already seen the yellow one. Even so, he was brave to try to anticipate far from the area and again showed a brutal solidity in the aerial balls. In the 1-0 he could do more to cover Lodi’s back, which had come out for Wu Lei.I gave it: With great will and desire to contribute in attack, but more misguided than in previous games. Wu Lei looked for him a lot and every time he dared less to climb. Yellow at 89 ‘by one hand.Koke: He started on the right, although with freedom to offer himself in the middle and that helped the team move the ball fluently to the first local goal. Then he went to the left, where the team suffered and did a darker job.last_img read more

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Coronavirus alters the rhythm of live programming of sports media in Spain

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic also affects work in sports newsrooms in Spain. GOL has decided to cancel all its live programming from today and suspends up to six programs. Instead offer historical games or entertainment content. Eurosport Spain also cancel their live shows and rescue historical sports events, especially cycling and tennis.Mediaset has also taken stockings for four sports and the news from Telecinco. “We are committed to continue giving sports information, but the first thing is health. Deportes Cuatro reduces its broadcast by ten minutes. There are editors editing from home and minimal staff in the newsroom, ”says Manu Carreño. #Vamos maintains its news with a small team of 28 professionals. On the radio The spar de la Cadena SER will be made whole from home until further notice. The Partidazo COPE will maintain a small team. “We will be five people instead of the usual twenty. At the moment I present in studio, but we have everything ready in case I have to go home, “says Juanma Castaño.Diario AS continues its commitment to continue informing and offering sports content to its readers. The entire newsroom is teleworking daily for both web and paper publishing. You can buy AS at the kiosks or also read the newspaper in PDF format through Kiosk and More.last_img read more

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Liverpool want another Torres: Ferran

first_imgThe Spanish, habitual with the selection U21, He has six goals and seven assists in 35 games so far this year. However, his contract expires in 2021 and while the renewal is being negotiated, other teams will try to tempt him. twenty Premier League* Data updated as of March 27, 2020 LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 27, 2020 Ferrán Torres is one of the most valuable young talents in the world. The end of the Valencia has a promising future ahead and the greats of Europe, aware of their situation, they have their name on the agenda. There has already been talk of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Even Juventus has recently entered the scene, but now Mirror speculates that Liverpool may have been eyeing him. The idea is to repeat the success he had Fernando Torres with the Valencia footballer of the same name, according to the English media, which “Another Torres”. Of course, they assure that it will not be easy and that its termination clause, fixed at 90 million eurosIt will be the price they must pay if they want to take it away before their contract expires. The other option, as they propose in England, is take it at zero cost once his agreement with Valencia expires. It was expected that these days, Ferran Torres would have been called by Luis Enrique to make the jump and debut with the absolute selection of Spain.last_img read more

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Nacional returns to training against the recommendations of the league and the union

first_imgThe Madeira National was the first team from Portugal to return to group training, not without controversy. The Portuguese club explained the measure today, after its players have worked in the stadium “in accordance with the legislation and respecting all the necessary measures to ensure that it is done safely.” The National has divided the squad into two groups that will alternate. Monday, Wednesday and Friday one of them will train at the stadium and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the other will. In addition, it has been specified that it will be done in pairs. Each hour has been assigned so that one of them is on the field of play and so they do not coincide. In the images provided by the club itself, you can see how one of them exercises led by a member of the technical staff equipped with gloves and a mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus. The measure has caused much controversy in Portugal, where those infected by coronaviruses now exceed 16,000 and have exceeded 500 deaths. It is true that Nacional explains that it is covered by the law, referring to Decree Law 2-B 2020 that extended the state of emergency, providing for the possibility that athletes use the facilities for their activity. But he ignores the recommendations of the Portuguese league and has been criticized by the players union. Be that as it may, the leader of the second Portuguese division goes ahead and has no intention of stopping. The club explains that at the conclusion of each session, all the material is disinfected and the players are checked before and after work, taking their temperature.Portugal decreed strict containment measures on March 12 and the league and the players’ union have not yet advised teams to work in sports cities. National, however, continues protected in the laws. It so happens that Cristiano Ronaldo was also captured at that same stadium training a few days ago, something that was also criticized in Italy. The last to do so was Lazio, who lives in a bitter fight against Juventus because the championship can be restarted as soon as possible. The Roman club criticized Cristiano explaining that he enjoyed “advantages” in difference to the players who are only training at home.last_img read more

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“I knew we had cheated on Chelsea with Torres”

first_imgFernando Torres’ transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea rocked the Premier League several years ago. In the winter of 2011, the striker became the most expensive Spaniard in history when he went from red to blues in exchange for 58.5 million euros. At Liverpool, El Niño became a Bronze Ball and one of the best strikers in the world but, at Chelsea, he had a harder time reaching his best level, until he even went on loan to Milan, who would later yield to Atlético de Madrid. When the transfer occurred, Jamie Carragher, then Liverpool captain, now admits in a talk with Terry on Sky Sports that the dressing room of the ‘reds’ was in “shock”. First, for the departure of the Spanish striker and also for the price that Chelsea had paid for him.“I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I knew we had cheated on Chelsea. I had played with Torres throughout the year and was already a shadow of himself. Of course, I think that for 18 months in Liverpool he managed to be the best striker in the world. I think Torres had good numbers playing against Chelsea and the owner remembered. That season he scored two goals and we won 2-0 and I suppose the decision to sign him was probably made by Roman Abramovich. £ 50m was a lot of money at the time and we were shocked. Torres’s departure left us devastated but we couldn’t believe they gave us 50 million for him, “says the captain of the ‘reds’. While at Anfield they reinvested the money in Andy Carroll (41 million euros to Newcastle) and Luis Suárez (26 million euros to Ajax), at Chelsea they were excited with the arrival of the Fuenlabrada striker, as John Terry tells. “He is interesting. At Chelsea we hated playing against him. He always scored at Anfield and at Stamford Bridge. When Yossi Benayoun, who got along well with him, told us he was coming we thought we were going to dominate the Premier for the next five or six years. It’s what we believed after seeing him and playing against him, “explained the former Chelsea from the perspective they had in London at the time of his arrival. As a ‘blue’, Torres won titles but did not reach the high level of achievement he achieved in Liverpool (45 in 172 games in London for 81 in 142 at Anfield). With Chelsea he was champion of the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup. Even so, among those 45 he left important goals, such as the one that certified the pass to the final of the Munich Champions League, eliminating Barcelona at the Camp Nou at the last minute.last_img read more

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JC’s Dawkins embraces RSPL experience at Tivoli

first_imgFOOTBALL: Red Stripe Premier League Former champions Tivoli Gardens continued their stabilising work in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) under the guidance of Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, when they defeated fierce rivals and relegation-battling Waterhouse 1-0. The win marked Tivoli’s third in their last five games and saw them move from 10th to ninth position and seven points above the relegation zone, with eight games to play. Donovan Dawkins, a Jamaica College (JC) schoolboy who is fondly referred to as “Babylon”, was happy to aid in arresting his team’s slide down the points table. Waterhouse sank deeper in trouble as they lost their second successive match and remained firmly at the foot of the table on 21 points, six behind Cavalier, who were due to meet Harbour View last night. “This is my second Premier League goal and it feels great because this goal is important to my team because it gives us a lead of eight points above Waterhouse, so even if we lose or draw we still have a good gap above them,” the 17-year-old fourth former explained. The youngster, who scored the winning goal to give JC the Manning Cup ahead of St George’s College, said performances like Sunday night’s will help to fulfil his dream of playing at the collegiate level and/or professionally. “I am looking to either be a professional footballer or to go to college on a scholarship and then play professionally and playing in this league helps me to improve. I was a part of the national Under-17s and I am looking forward to being a part of the national Under-20s. I have been to camp once so far and am looking to more invitations and these can only help,” the humble, but confident teenager said. While schoolboy football is different from playing among grown men, Dawkins said that he is quite at home in the RSPL. “I feel comfortable playing at this level because it helps me to improve and I think I am holding my own. I play against some older guys and I don’t find it difficult. There have been lots of young players playing before me and others who are playing now so it is nothing special or nothing that I cannot deal with,” he said, playing down the significance of his involvement. What made his transition from schoolboy representative to Premier League player even more smooth is the presence of former national representative and current national invitee, Jermaine “Teddy” Johnson and Junior Flemmings, respectively. “Their presence make me feel good because I have been playing with Flemmings since Under-13 level and also schoolboy football at Jamaica College because I am a student at Jamaica College, where he went too. “Playing with Teddy is also special because he is someone who has played professionally and has come back to help out his old club so this is something good. I look up to him and could also learn from him and I want to emulate him by being a professional one day,” the powerfully-built young man said. Standings (ahead of last night’s match between Cavalier and Harbour View) Teams                        P         W        D         L          GF       GA      GD      Pts MoBay United             26       14          9          3      43       15         28     51 Arnett                          25       15         4        6         42        20        22     49  Portmore                     25       14          4       7         30        23        7       46     Humble Lion FC         25         9         9       7         22        21        1        36 UWI FC                      25         9          7         9        25       34      -9       34      H View                        24         8          9        7         29         24       5       33     Boys’ Town                 25        8          6        11       28         38       -10      30            Reno                            26        7          9        10         25        38       -13      30  Tivoli                                 25          8           5          12          29            33         -4       29 Cavalier SC                  24       7           6       11        18         23       -5       27 Rivoli                           25         5          7       12        25          34     -9      22 Waterhouse                 25         4          9       12         20         30    -10      21last_img read more

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Digicel pumps $366 million into JFF

first_img Butler further pointed out that since Digicel became a part of, the Jamaican landscape in 2001 contributed over a billion dollars in support of the JFF. “This new partnership of $366 million will be for the next four years, and we hope this will give the programme a boost and put the team in position as they look to Russia and beyond. Digicel hopes to be a part of the euphoria when Jamaica qualifies for Russia 2018,” he said. “This will support other initiatives such as women’s football, youth football and the senior team to ensure that the Boyz stay on peak in their preparation.” JFF president Captain Horace Burrell noted that the federation has been going through very difficult times financially and that the sponsorship came at the perfect time. “Our partnership with Digicel could not have come at a better time. The JFF has been struggling. Even some overseas-based players question why is it so hard for a brand like the Reggae Boyz to get a sponsor. But Digicel is the real deal because while some sponsors support programmes with kind, Digicel supports it with money,” said Burrell. “We need more support from corporate Jamaica and the Government because sports put us (country) on the world map and without sports the recognition we have received internationally would not be possible,” he stated. Meanwhile, Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says Digicel has made itself a part of the Jamaican family and she commended it for its input to the continued development of sports. “This new administration is very happy to continue the development of sports as a critical vehicle for economic growth,” Grange said. “Football has and continues to be a unifying force in this country. Digicel is a striving enterprise and the company’s contribution is invaluable. “But it goes without saying that there can be no successful programme or team without sustainable capital injection, and this is just one of the many contributions that has made Digicel such a highly respectable company,” she stated. THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received a well-needed boost yesterday when Digicel CEO David Butler announced that the telecoms giant would be extending its sponsorship of the country’s football for the next four years to the tune of US$3 million (J$366 million) at Digicel’s head office in downtown Kingston. According to Butler, the contribution is not only for the national senior team, currently involved in World Cup-qualifying football and will face Costa Rica on Friday and Monday, but it is geared towards the entire programme including women and youth development. The communications firm has included other initiatives, including financial bonus for every game won or drawn, and a donation to a charity of the scorer’s choice for every goal converted by the Boyz. BOOSTlast_img read more

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Arnett head to Haiti for CFU Club Championship semi-finals

first_imgArnett Gardens FC will depart the island this morning at 11’o clock for a semi-final showdown against W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship in Haiti. In the other semi-final clash, Don Bosco will square off against Central FC. The top three teams in the CFU tournament will qualify for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup. The semi-final winners will meet in the final, while the losers will be engaged in a third place-off to decide the other qualifier for the CONCACAF stage. Renae Lloyd, who was injured early in the team’s second leg Red Stripe Premier League semi-final, will not make the trip. They lost the two-way tie 4-3 to Montego Bay United FC and were dethroned of the local title. “This is the final round in the CFU. We have two chances to advance to the CONCACAF stage, but we will be trying our best to win the Caribbean title for the first time,” Jerome Waite, head coach of Arnett, told The Gleaner yesterday of his team that ended runners-up last time. “This is my third stint in the CFU, and we will be looking to put the disappointment of losing the local Premier League behind,” he added. Their top players are captain Oneil Thompson, Damion Hyatt, Kemal Malcolm, Michaelous Martin, Dicoy Williams, Kenneil Hyde, Dicoy Williams, Vishinul Harris and Jason Moore.last_img read more

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