Atletico 1×1: Correa and Koke give life and João comes back with a goal

first_imgBelt: Return to the right starting band leaving your space up to Vitolo. With the goal of Alcacer returned to the front, where it is decisive. Currently the most decisive player above, and scored the goal of the draw by taking advantage of a pumped ball from Vrsaljko with great intelligence to get ahead of Pau and Asenjo. Shortly after he left a fantastic dribble with a control oriented to leave the central Villarreal. With the entry of João Félix he returned to the right wing. Although he does not participate with excessive continuity in the game, when he does it is decisive. He appeared to put a candy on Koke’s head in the second of the Atleti. It is very well understood with Trippier, who always looked for him inside.Saul: Inside left starting, he looked for Rubén Peña’s back constantly, very incisive in attack. With the goal of Alcácer focused his position to leave more freedom to Koke. Worker in the pressure, seeking to discomfort to the maximum the exit of Trigueros and Cazorla, recovered several dangerous balls in rival field. He saw the yellow one, but he didn’t give up on his efforts to recover the ball up. He looked for the goal with a shot that went up. Great job in the best rojiblancos minutes.Vitolo: Increasingly accustomed to playing in the lead, Alcacer’s goal returned to his left, his most natural position. He could not take advantage of a rebound in the area to overcome Asenjo when he seemed a goal sung. His header, after the stop of the palentino to Morata, also stopped the goalkeeper since it was not a good definition. He lacked precision when he could run with spaces. He left replaced by João Félix without having managed to take advantage of his opportunity as a starter. Morata: He is not yet at his speed tip after his injury. He had his first great option to see the door at 28 minutes with a volley that crashed in Asenjo, which also stopped Vitolo’s subsequent shot. Seven minutes later he tried again, with a comfortable header for the goalkeeper. Little participation in the game, sought less than usual space uncheck, probably because of his physical condition. He was not well with the ball, losing several options against not raising his head. As always, your work is essential. He left replaced in the 82nd minute without a good day at the office.João Félix and Trippier are backJoão Felix: He played the last 34 minutes at Vitolo’s place after missing four games due to injury. He started the play of Koke’s goal with a very precise game change for Trippier and sentenced the game with a left-footed shot that slipped between Asenjo’s legs. He left several very interesting unchecks where if his classmates have seen him he could stay hand in hand. Great maneuver in the area, sitting at Villarreal’s defender, but his shot hit an opponent. He saw a yellow one with a swipe. He tested Asenjo several times with distant shots, sometimes excessively individualistic, but his shots did not complicate the Palentino. Trippier: Recovered in less than a month of a pubalgia operation. He was not noticed in the least the inactivity, constantly climbing the band and looking very dangerously inside balls almost always for Correa. He participated decisively in the goal of Koke, receiving from João on the side and looking again to Correa for the center of the goal. Serious also in defense.Llorente: He had the last 10 minutes on the right to return Correa to the front. He put muscle and physique to finish the game while maintaining the advantage. Great defensive action in helping Trippier. JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Koke celebrates his goal with Correa.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELA (DIARIO AS) Oblak: The first Alcácer had ahead of Villarreal with a great right from outside the powerful area stuck to the stick, an impossible shot for the goal. If he could intervene at 62 minutes to leave a great hand to Alberto Moreno’s shot inside the area looking for the first stick still tied in the scoreboard. He also had to repel a distant focused shot and leave with great speed to avoid Alberto Moreno’s hand in minute 85 that could put Villarreal in the game.Vrsaljko: The Croatian has been taking the place on the right side, although before Villarreal was already waiting Trippier, recovered at a meteoric speed of his pubalgia. Constants up the right wing, from a ball pumped to the Croatian area came Correa’s tie, very fast to get his shipment. He has been growing in audacity with the parties and did not hesitate to face Alberto Moreno every time he had the opportunity. He left after 56 minutes for the Englishman after leaving a good game. Savic: He got to clear the center of Gerard Moreno, but his header hit Alcácer to make a great goal. Currently he has established himself as Felipe’s partner and as long as he continues with his good performance he will complicate Giménez’s return to eleven. Very fast to anticipate the balls looking for the rival front. His cuts were very important in the melee when Atlético sought pressure up, since they were practically hand in hand.Felipe: As always when playing with Savic, he placed himself on the left side of the center of the back, an area where he is most uncomfortable at the start of the ball since he has trouble using his less good leg. Like Savic, he had to be very attentive to the constant movements of Alcácer and knew how to constantly advance. Very powerful above in the moves to Villarreal’s stationary ball. I gave it: Villarreal placed Gerard Moreno in his band to complicate the Brazilian much in defense. In attack he always sought to double Saul first and Vitolo later, although his centers did not lead to danger. With Gerard further he felt comfortable in the game. He completed his second consecutive game after several substitutions in previous meetings.Thomas: Pivot of the team, left some good ball behind his back looking for the unchecking of the sides. However, in the first half he did not stand out when breaking lines or the distant shot, two of his great virtues. He had difficulties before the defensive framework of Villarreal, with the lines close together, very closed and with three quality players in the middle. But in the second part with Saul by his side he was growing in recovery, stealing very high. Great game finale, where he even left some driving from behind with a lot of power to lift the fans from his seat. Koke: His return to the team has been essential to recover the good feelings, this time with goal and capital participation in the third. The meeting began in the double pivot to give fluidity to the rojiblanco game. With the score against, he moved to the right with full freedom to find the ball in the middle. In a climb along the side came the center that Morata was about to take advantage of with a volley that stopped Asenjo. With the changes he moved to the left, but maintaining his freedom of intervention with the ball. He arrived perfect from behind to make the 2-1 with a great header to the center of Correa and in his pressure above he recovered for the goal of João Félix. He is always close to the ball and danger.center_img Atletico returned to LaLiga after his great victory in Champions over Liverpool with the only novelty of Vitolo in the eleven in the place of the injured Lemar. On this occasion led by Mono Burgos from the bench, Since Simeone was sanctioned, Atlético started with Koke in the double pivot, Correa on the right and Vitolo up, but Alcacer’s goal changed the approach. Saul in the middle, Vitolo on the left, Koke on the right and Correa on top, where he scored the tie. In the second half Thomas and Saul managed to prevail in the middle, stealing very high and the João Félix and Trippier entry, already recovered from their respective injuries, he reactivated the team in attack, with a fantastic play for the goal of Koke initiated by the Portuguese and continued by the Englishman who delivered the ball to the assistant Correa. João Félix himself made the third with a far left shot. last_img read more

Series A could start again without VAR

first_imgThe president also commented on the latest events regarding the resumption of competitions: “It is spoken as if we were going to play again tomorrow, but I did not hear any proposal for the referees. They are ready, they respect the rules, they work by teleconference, but before returning you have to be vigilant. They move alone with trains and planes, they would experience risky situations. To start again, I will ask for guarantees. “ Series A runs the risk of resuming the competitions without the help of the VAR: the president of the Italian referee association, Marcello Nicchi, maintains it. The executive told the ‘Rai’: “There is such a possibility, we could be forced to resign. The VAR is used in tight environments, with operators working very close, it would be difficult to respect the distances. I hope it does not happen, but it would force us to health emergency. “last_img read more

Rashford explains why Ibra was key in his evolution

first_imgMarcus Rashford has explained the important role that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had in his development as a Manchester United footballer. The 22-year-old Englishman broke into the first squad of the Red Devils and within a few months, the arrival of the Swede was decisive: “His mentality was above anyone with whom he has played before.” “He didn’t care about anything that anyone said about him. In terms of mentality, he was key in my development. When Mourinho was here, as he had already played with him, he knew that he had to behave in a way to survive, and it was very good I improved a lot and it’s thanks to those two years with Mourinho. We had ups and downs, but when I look back, it was a tough period but it made me a better player, “recalls Rashford.last_img read more

The return is delayed 48 hours because the ‘tests’ are not yet

first_imgIrene Lozano, president of the CSD, has declared today that “Sport will return. It will be in phases and respecting all the measures set by Health, but sport will return. “The Secretary of State for Sport He already advanced that “it is vital that soccer recovers activity”. The captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos has joined the idea: “I am looking forward to playing again, step on the Bernabéu again and put on the Real Madrid shirt. “Hopefully we return to normality as soon as possible, but the important thing is health. We must not be selfish. The personal opinion of each one must be left out and heed the Health guidelines.”The CSD has summoned all parties (RFEF, Liga and AFE) tomorrow to review the phases of the de-escalation in the football, which will start next week and end on the second weekend of June with the matches of day 28 of the League Championship. From that day on, seven more days will be played over the weekend and three days during the week until the remaining 11 days are completed.. In the meeting on Thursday, the CSD hopes to overcome the reluctance of AFE, which in its meeting with Thebes has put forth the occupational risk plan to return to play and whose president, Aganzo, denies having reached an agreement on the terms of the return to the activity. Players will not be able to return to the individualized training sessions that the Government has authorized as of Monday because the coronavirus ‘tests’ have not yet passed, as it appears in the LaLiga protocol. The plan is most likely to be delayed 48/72 hours, and that soccer players cannot train until the middle of next week. LaLiga sources have not wanted to confirm the reasons for the delay, but several top clubs have confirmed that it is related to the fact that the tests have not yet been passed.This is one of the conditions that the president of the AFE, David Aganzo, had demanded for the return based in the application of health rights and occupational prevention. At LaLiga they understand that the delay will not affect in general terms the expected deadlines, and that training will begin at the end of next week and will begin to compete in the second week of June.The league has informed the AFE and the First and Second Clubs of the protocol which will continue for the return to activity from next week, sticking to the instructions that the Government has given for the return to activity, something that LaLiga claims to comply with. These instructions are those agreed by Thebes, Rubiales and Irene Lozano in the Pact of Viana and which have been forwarded to the Ministry of Health. The president of LaLiga has spoken with the clubs, which have also given him the go-ahead with the same condition, which is shared by the president of the Federation, Luis Rubiales. The ‘tests’ are a fundamental part of the protocol and must be done before starting to train.last_img read more

The rare case of Trippier: an Englishman adapted to the Atlético family

first_imgThe truth is that the signing of Trippier has curdled and the English players are not exactly the house brand at Atletico. The right-back is the second English footballer to play for the Madrid team. The first was Drinkwater and he played three games in the 1923-24 season. It is noteworthy that Atlético has never opted for players as competitive as the English. In the Spanish club, the Argentine or Brazilian players always triumphed more. Trippier wants to break that kind of hex with UK players.Outside the field, he was also enthusiastic about the idea of ​​wearing Atlético’s shirt. Always a joker and with a smile on his mouth, he commented that “Diego Costa calls me ‘Rooney’ ten times a day, he is the most fun player I know. Because of him everyone calls me `Rooney`”. Trippier made it clear that from the beginning he felt very comfortable in the rojiblanca entity: “Atlético is a great family and Simeone is one of the best” and he also pointed out in English media that “I am delighted to be at Atlético”. Always words of thanks to your current club.His commitment and his way of acting became clear when he had to undergo pubalgia on February 4. In three weeks he recovered from his operation and placed himself under Simeone’s command. English cut the expected recovery time by two weeks. He played against Villarreal on February 23. In between, and due to his problems, he lost the league games against Eibar, Leganés, Real Madrid, Granada and Valencia. In such a difficult season for Atlético with injuries, Trippier did his part so that Simeone could count on him as soon as possible.We will see what happens now, but Atlético is delighted with the performance of this player. It could be disabled, but in the rojiblanco team it is one of the fixed for next season. Trippier arrived last summer at Atlético to the general surprise of the rojiblancos fans. The sports management of the Madrid club he had set his eyes on Semedo, but the possibility of signing the Barcelona footballer was complicated and finally could not come. Kieran Trippier and the Atlético again achieved something that seemed impossible: removing an English footballer from Tottenham, finalist in the Champions League. Almost a year after his arrival, Trippier has been a signing that has curdled at Atlético and few dispute his acquisition. Fixed holder, important man for Simeone, his words off the pitch have always been of admiration for his coach and his new club.Trippier, 29, has a contract with Atlético until June 2022. He arrived with the complicated mission of making Juanfran forget and the Englishman has been a very reliable player. He has played 26 official competition matchesl (19 from LaLiga, five from Champions and two from the Spanish Super Cup). In total, 2,187 minutes of play. Atlético spent around 24 million euros for this gamer and began to rebuild a rear that had been left without Juanfran, Godín and Filipe Luis, legends of the entity. Well positioned, the player never hesitated to climb his band whenever the occasion required it. He lacked precision in some attacking movements, but Trippier perfectly understood Simeone’s tactical system.last_img

Atlético: the Champions League is in danger if LaLiga ends as it did a year ago

first_imgAtlético’s calendar for this season with respect to that of the last one has some similarities. Atlético will return to the competition against Athletic, at home, on matchday 28, the same in which he faced a year ago against the Basque team (fell 2-0) and later he will travel to Pamplona. On matchday 29 of last year, he played against Alavés (won 0-4). Just like last year, he has to visit the Camp Nou, where he was defeated. He receives Valladolid, whom he did an exercise 1-0. And in this campaign he ends with two games that can be key: Getafe and Real Sociedad, the first outside and the last in the Wanda Metropolitano.The great difference, and the great incentive of this exercise is that Atlético continues in the Champions League and is among the eight best clubs in Europe. The Madrid team eliminated Liverpool and aspire to be in the final of the European tournament in Istanbul. But first of all, he must secure that fourth place, which is the great headache for Simeone and his footballers. Football begins its countdown to start training and gradually return to normal activity. And Atlético needs to prepare thoroughly for its great challenge: finish the season in the top four. Something that has been complicating Atlético day after day. Atlético is sixth, with 45 points, one less than Getafe, fifth, and Real Sociedad, fourth. And two less than Seville, who has 47 points. There are eleven days left and Atlético has to wipe a distance of two points. It seems within the reach of Simeone’s team but his numbers in the last season do not invite optimism. Atlético will have to improve a lot. Otherwise you may run into serious trouble going to the next Champions League.In the previous campaign, 2018-19 season, Atlético did not make a good end to the league year. Of the eleven final matches of LaLiga, the Cholo team lost three and tied two. He won 20 points out of 33 possible, thanks to his six wins and the two draws. Possibly this campaign will not be worth it to enter the Champions League if he adds the same number of points. Atletico, a year ago, lost to Athletic, Barcelona and Espanyorl. He tied in the last two days, against Sevilla and Levante. And he defeated Alavés, Girona, Celta, Eibar, Valencia and Valladolid. He scored 16 goals in favor and conceded 12.last_img read more

Federer, Williams rule in Cincinnati

first_img third win MASON, Ohio (AP): Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the summer-blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both hands to count all of them. Might as well just rename it the Federer Open. Or maybe subtitle it the Djokovic Heartbreak. Federer remained perfect in Cincinnati finals, winning an unprecedented seventh championship yesterday, while denying Novak Djokovic the one title that always eludes him. Federer never faced a break point during a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory at the Western and Southern Open. Serena Williams got her name on the Rookwood trophy for the second time, beating third-seeded Simona Halep 6-3, 7-6 (5) for back-to-back Cincinnati titles. She heads off to the US Open trying to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to pull off a calendar Grand Slam sweep. “I’m ready,” Williams said. “I don’t care if I win or lose or break-even. I’m ready to start it, get it over with and be done, and go on to the next event, but I’m so ready for New York. Let’s go, right?” It took Williams six tries before she got her first Cincinnati title. Federer has never failed. The Swiss star is 7-0 in the finals, which always brings out the best in him. He loves the fast-playing courts and the small-town atmosphere in suburban Cincinnati heading into the big-city pressure of the US Open. “I don’t know how many years I can come back, but I’ll try my best to be here many more years to come,” Federer said. No surprise there. Federer is the undisputed king of this court. “He’s very good on this centre court,” Djokovic said. “He’s more confident each year.” By contrast, the world’s top-ranked player is 0-5 in Cincinnati championship matches, never winning so much as one set. Djokovic covets the title – the only one he needs to become the first to win all nine of the current ATP Masters events. “The fifth time I’ve been in the title (match) and never won this title, so I guess I have to wait for Roger to retire,” Djokovic said. “I’ve been coming back each year wanting it more.”last_img read more

Digicel challenge for Grand Prix mascot

first_img Entries close Friday Entries opened on Monday and close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 18. Interested persons may visit the Digicel Jamaica Facebook page for entry forms and more information. For their efforts, the first-place winner will receive $300,000, while the second-and third-place winners will receive $150,000 and $50,000, respectively. “We are calling on all creative minds to invent a character that is imaginary and original. It could be an animal, a person, or object. It should reflect the youth and vibrancy of the Jamaican student-athlete and the Digicel brand. Each design should also include a name for the mascot. We want participants to let their imagination run wild,” Lloyd explained. Submissions for the Digicel Grand Prix Mascot competition must be sent to jamcomsponsorship@digicelgroup.com, attn: ‘Digicel Grand Prix Mascot Competition’. The Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championship will be hosted for the second time in February 2016. The track-and-field series will include six development meets that will be held over a four-week period. These meets are the Western Championships, Central Championship, Camperdown Classics, Youngster Goldsmith Development Meet, Corporate Area Development Meet and the grand finale, the GC Foster Classics. This year, the company is expected to increase cash prizes, academic scholarships and other incentives. KINGSTON: Digicel is challenging Jamaicans to put their creativity to work and win up to $300,000 for designing an official mascot for the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships. Following a successful inaugural staging of the high-school athletics series earlier this year, the full-service communications firm is adding a mascot that will become an important identifying feature of the event. Dubbed by fans as the ‘Diamond League’ of youth athletics, the Digicel Grand Prix will launch early January. “Mascots help play a meaningful role in engaging and captivating young audiences and inspiring them to participate in activity. Our mascot will help to support the growth of the Grand Prix amongst youth supporters and spectators at-large,” noted Peter Lloyd, marketing director at Digicel Jamaica.last_img read more

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS NORWICH

first_imgTOTTENHAM VS NORWICH CITYTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWIRELED, VERTONGHEN, DAVIES, DIER, DEMBELE, LAMELA, ALLI, ERIKSEN, KANENORWICH (4-2-3-1)JEROME, BRADY, HOOLAHAN, REDMOND, TETTEY, O’NEIL, OLSSON, BASSONG, BENNETT, MARTIN, RUDDTottenham are thriving after winning 2-0 at Southampton last Saturday. The three points elevated Spurs to fourth place, nine points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City.They owe their good run to a sequence of just two defeats in 17 games; only Leicester have suffered fewer losses (just one, against Arsenal).Away from home, Tottenham are unbeaten since the opening day of the season, but they lost their last home game, against Newcastle, and will be determined to keep the pressure on the leaders, with two away games to follow this, at Watford and Everton.Norwich got a much-needed boost last weekend with a memorable 2-1 win at Manchester United, where the Canaries became the first newly promoted side to win at Old Trafford since Bolton in October 2001.It was only Norwich’s second win away this season and fourth of the season, and it allowed the Canaries to move out of the relegation zone.Tottenham have not lost a Boxing Day game since 2003, at Portsmouth. Since then they have played 11 games, winning eight and drawing three.Last season they won 2-1 at Leicester where Harry Kane scored the opener in the first minute.At Southampton, Kane scored his 11th goal of the season in what was his 100th game for Spurs.Norwich have a reasonable record at White Hart Lane, winning two and drawing two of seven visits in the Premier League.Tottenham miss Clinton N’Jie and test Ryan Mason and Danny Rose. Norwich, meanwhile, are wait on Andre Wisdom and Matt Jarvis.last_img read more

Champs highly fancied! … Calabar set for tight battle, Edwin Allen set for runaway win

first_img 4x400m RELAY It’s a battle that will most likely take us into the curtain-closing 4x400m relay Open event, with early projections tipping Calabar to ultimately lift the Mortimer Geddes Trophy, with a 20-odd points victory over KC. So there’s hardly any margin for error. Kingston College – winless since 2009 – have a few Titans of their own, with the likes of quarter-mile record holder Akeem Bloomfield and Class One double sprint gold medal hopeful Jhevaughn Matherson expected to carry major points for the Fortis clan. Jamaica College, who last tasted title success in 2011, have been steady, if not spectacular, throughout the season quietly going about their business at the various development meets. They should make much of the early noise at these championships, with the jumping standout O’Brien Wasome expected to fire a few warning shots in the long jump pit. Whether they have enough to upset the Calabar-KC duopoly will depend a lot on their execution in the events that they are expected to dominate and their ability to steal points from their rivals on a regular basis. Either way, the stage has been set for the 106th staging of what is widely viewed as the best event of its kind, a showpiece of excellence where age group athletics performance is concerned. The first strides will be taken today, and we are bound to get to a glorious end for some and anguish for others, but there are sure to be many memorable stops along the way. EVENTS Among today’s events, the Class One Boys’ long jump, the Girls’ Class Two shot put, the sprint hurdles, Girls’ Class One discus, as well as the 400m preliminaries, will all take focus. Edwin Allen enter this year’s championships at the top end of what appears to be a growing dynasty, having won back-to-back Girls’ titles and three of the last four. Tuned by Michael Dyke and led by captain and top sprinter Shellece Clarke, the girls from Frankfield, Clarendon, boast a well-rounded unit, which threatens to increase the gap between themselves and their rivals beyond the 100 points gulf that underlined their dominance in 2015. That’s bad news for the chasing pack, which, this year, is being headed by the girls from St Jago High, with the ever-improving Hydel High and old warriors Holmwood Technical all showing promise this season. They will, however, have to wait a while longer as based on their form this year, there is little to suggest that anyone will have enough to unseat a well-oiled Edwin Allen machine. Things are expected to be a lot closer among the boys, where four-time defending champions Calabar will be looking to add to their 25 titles. With the excellent Christopher Taylor leading their talented crop of sprinters, and Warren Barrett again taking charge of the throws corps, the Red Hills Road-based Calabar unit seems more than capable of holding off what is expected to be a fierce challenge from old foes Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica College (JC). Calabar High and Edwin Allen High schools will certainly retain their respective titles at the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. Well, at least that’s what the experts believe. However, it isn’t that simple. The challengers are plenty, and determination and ambition run deep in the rival ranks, meaning that the defending champions will have to sharpen their swords and lift their shields over the next five days as we brace for another exciting race to the top of high-school athletics. Twenty-one preliminary events are scheduled for today’s opening day of action at the National Stadium, with a number of top athletes getting the chance to make an early impression.last_img read more