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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Shelly’s test – Fraser-Pryce returns to high quality Pre-Classic

first_img She noted that she has been forced to do a lot of her work from home, inclusive of core strengthening and gym exercises, but is determined to overcome this setback. “I think it’s more a mental test than anything else right now. I am one of those athletes who is able to run through pain because I believe that all athletes, in order to get to where they need to, there is some amount of pain you will feel, but I think I have surpassed my threshold and I am just trying to stay focused and stay in the game. You don’t want to put yourself out mentally,” Fraser-Pryce underlined. Today’s test will be provided by old rivals Carmelita Jeter, Murielle Ahoure and Blessing Okagbare, along with fellow Jamaicans Simone Facey, who, with 11.00, is the second fastest Jamaican so far in the event this year. A lot of interest will also follow the men’s 100m, where Asafa Powell will square off against the American pair of Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, as well as early season pacesetter Femi Ogunode (Qatar), who leads the world with 9.91 seconds, and World Champs bronze medallist Andre DeGrasse. Elaine Thompson will compete in her first 200m of the season, where world champion Dafne Schippers and the in-form Tori Bowie await, in what should be an exciting contest that promises the first sub-22 seconds clocking of the season, while national record holder Rusheen McDonald may have to go close to his 43.93 if he is to threaten the Kirani James, LaShawn Merritt 400m duopoly in a thrilling quarter-miler showdown that also features sub-43 talent in Isaac Makwala and Youssef Masrahi. Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson will look to reel in fast-starting Bahamian Shaunae Miller in the women’s 400m, with Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards-Ross also looking to impress in front of their home crowd. Leading hurdler Omar McLeod puts his undefeated start on the line against compatriot Hansle Parchment, Aries Merritt, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and David Oliver in what is, as always, a fiercely competitive 110m hurdles field, with major interest also coming in the 100m hurdles, which feature top guns Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper-Nelson, Jasmin Stowers, Sharika Nelvis and Kendra Harrison, who is responsible for the three fastest times in the event this year. EUGENE, Oregon: Winning the Olympics is an unknown and even an emergency appendectomy months before the 2009 World Championships pale in the mind of Jamaican super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who described her efforts to win three gold medals at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a serious toe injury as her biggest challenge so far in her career. Fraser-Pryce will make her return to the track in the 100m at today’s Prefontaine Classic the IAAF Diamond League stop in Eugene, Oregon, after missing several weeks of track work after a toe on her left foot, which has been bothering her for over a year, started acting up earlier this year. The injury has kept the two-time Olympic 100m champion out of meets in Kingston and Shanghai, but the 29 year-old says she is eager to see where she is at this point 69 days away from the Olympics – in what is as much a mental test as a physical one. “Training was going great in my background season. I was hitting the times and getting the work done and then, unexpectedly, I had a reoccurrence of an injury and it set me back quite a bit, but, to be honest, as an athlete, you have to prepare for things like that mentally, so I am just trying to work through all the pain to try and get ready for the Olympics,” said Fraser-Pryce during a pre-meet press conference at the Valley River Inn. “I had this problem last year, so it’s my second year running with this injury but it has got worse. We are trying to get that fixed and right now, we are still trying to get pressure off the toe and see how best we can work around this. “I’ve never really been in this situation when it comes to injuries. I’m not injury-prone. I’ve had injuries, but nothing major. This is probably my biggest injury since I have been in athletics. When it just happened, it was nerve-wrecking. I couldn’t sleep, I was anxious, and I started to think a lot but right now, I am a lot better. I am learning to cope … I am still very focused and motivated and I still have my goals in mind,” said Fraser-Pryce. DETERMINEDlast_img read more

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Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive

first_img“We are a strong team because we have team work,” said Arocha, who dedicated the win to their coach Obert Javier, who was indisposed.Earlier, University of the Philippines revived its campaign after a thorough 25-19, 25-13,25-19 triumph over St. Benilde.The Lady Maroons were never threatened throughout the match as top gunners Isa Molde and Diane Carlos took on their roles to the hilt to ensure their second win in three starts.It also practically booted out the Lady Blazers, who suffered their third straight defeat. Only the top two teams per group will make it to the semifinals.UP stormed to 19-8 lead on Molde’s angled hit in the third set, but for some reason, the Lady Maroons let their guards down to allow the Lady Blazers’ fightback.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Rachel Austero tried to fire up St. Benilde, scoring on a hit and an ace to close in to 15-20. Carlos and Justine Dorog committed errors in succession to allow the Lady Blazers to move within 19-21.But the climb tolled heavily on the Lady Blazers, who committed a spate of errors which the Lady Maroons gamely exploited to preserve the win.Meanwhile, La Salle-Zobel bested Adamson, 25-11, 25-12, 20-25, 25-15, while University of the East nipped Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-23, 25-13, 20-25, 26-28, 15-6, in the UAAP Season 80 high school volleyball tournament. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ardina earns P300,000 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Using its offense to the hilt, Arellano buried TIP with a 17-3 edge in attacks in the second set, allowing it to have a 20-6 bubble to illustrate the discrepancy between the two teams in terms of talent and skills.That lead allowed the Lady Chiefs to rest gunners Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha in favor of seldom-used players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the Lady Engineers soon started to claw back, forcing Arellano assistant coach Richard Estacio to send his regular gunners back in and preserve the set.Arocha topscored with 17 points, while Jovielyn Prado had eight. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Arellano strengthened its semifinal bid after an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 win over lowly Technological Institute of the Philippines Monday night in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs, reigning NCAA champions, bounced back from a previous defeat and posted their third victory in four outings, while handing the Lady Engineers their fourth setback in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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