Salazar, the factory pichichi that is set in Cristiano

first_imgIsrael Salazar (forward of Juvenil C of Madrid) is just one goal to make history in ‘The Factory’: it would reach 150 many officers in less than five years. At 16, he is the maximum killer of his league (20 goals in 13 games) and has even come to train several times with Castilla de Raúl.Its explosion was immediate: since 2015 it has not dropped from the 16 goals in any campaign. These figures do not surprise anyone from the quarry: since I arrived at Infantil B (2015), It has always been the pichichi of the respective competitions. As a result, it is one of the talents that receives the most offers during all signings markets. Curiously, his idol is Cristiano Ronaldo. The canterano studies carefully the movements of the Portuguese from face to door. In fact, on the pitch it also shows the odd gesture similar to those of ‘7’. Off the field, he is not far behind: apart from training, he works four hours a day to improve his performance.InternationalThe great expectations he has generated in Madrid have made him the Spanish U-17 striker. Wearing the national team’s shirt, he has scored seven goals. Several employees of the Federation, close to Luis Enrique, see him debuting with the absolute in a couple of years. Other referents is Borja Mayoral (He lived a similar irruption in the national team) with whom he speaks daily to ask for advice. Madrid rubs his hands with him.last_img read more

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Abelardo emulates the premiere of Pochettino with Espanyol

first_imgThe history of that miraculous 2008-09 academic year is repeated, although Abelardo has been able to have six sessions in just five days to test his new team while Pochettino went cold-blooded. Presented on January 20, he directed the parrots that afternoon and met Barcelona the next day, in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. “There is always risk in life. I assume the risk and responsibility, and I must convey confidence and optimism so that people feel proud to see our team, “proclaimed the Spanish-Argentine, whose Espanyol pulled claw, of bravery, to neutralize with a 0-0 celebrated in Montjuïc to a Barcelona that came with 13 straight wins as a visitor. Then the ‘Delapeñazo’ would arrive. And salvation … It is in both cases of third coach in a dramatic season. The first, after Bartolomé Márquez and José Manuel Esnal ‘Mané’. The current one, after David Gallego and Pablo Machín. And, just as it happened to Mauricio Pochettino in January 2009, today Abelardo Fernández will debut as coach of Espanyol at home and against Barcelona.last_img read more

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Canales and Joaquín lead the win of Betis

first_imgThe Real who returned from the locker room was knocked out and Betis collected occasions to expand the scoreboard while the crossbar saved a distant shot from Mikel Merino, who had caught Joel ahead. The fright and the local need changed the landscape somewhat in the last half hour. The defensive pivot Guido Rodríguez debuted in the Verdiblanco team, more acclaimed than in the first two thirds of the match. They could and deserved then the realists to cut distances. Portu, Isak, Barrenetxea and Oyarzabal didn’t have the afternoon that was blowing for the best of their team, Canales, who signed with the 3-0 in the discount his great encounter. Somewhat, by the way, that causes the heliopolitanos to win the difference of goals particular to the San Sebastian. Goals1-0, 26 ‘: Borja Iglesias, 2-0, 43 ‘: Joaquin, 3-0, 94 ‘: Channels ChangesAnder Barrenetxea (56 ‘, Isak), Guido Rodríguez (67 ‘, Aleñá), Willian José (70 ‘, Portu), Loren Morón (73 ‘, Borja Iglesias), Gorosabel (79 ‘, Zaldua), Tello (81 ‘, Joaquin) Betis thrashed the Real Sociedad and begins the second round with the optimism that allows to climb positions in the table and look more closely at the positions for which the Verdiblanco team was designed for budget, those that give the right to dispute European competition the next season. The Txuri-Urdines, who have already fallen against another direct rival (Villarreal) last day, deflate the illusion balloon that deservedly flew in recent months over Anoeta. The news, some forced, of Le Normand, Aihen and Isak in the Royal Society led to the eleven txuri-urdin who jumped on the lawn was only 23.3 years on average. Too imberbe, perhaps, before a Betis of players made and rights like Joaquín Sánchez, who again offered a clinic from the left, or Sergio Canales, tireless and undetectable in most areas of the field. With Emerson giving Aihen the afternoon, Betis had deserved the goal just before Borja Iglesias, in a corner, will not even need to move to connect the 1-0 header (27 ‘). Unable to engage with Oyarzabal and Portu, with overwhelmed Odegaard, the Txuri-Urdines did not breathe after that time. Just before the break, a major error in the exit of the ball caused Emerson to locate Joaquin in the center of the area and the captain’s bitten shot entered before the gaze of an impotent Remiro (2-0, 44 ‘). Seven goals have Joaquín already and five assists the Brazilian side, which Barcelona can sign for not too much money. CardsReferee: Adrián Cordero VegaVAR Referee: Carlos del Cerro GrandeLlorente (15 ‘, Yellow) Saved (22 ‘, Yellow) Alex Moreno (68 ‘, Yellow) Emerson (90 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

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The Barcelona press embraces Setién’s debut

first_imgThe columns of the firms were also optimistic. Ernest Folch, director of Sport, title yours: “Setién writes his first manifesto: possession and quarry.” Santi Nolla, director of Sports world, gives more credit to the best player in the world, at least in the headline: “Always Messi.” But, in principle, it can be said that the Barcelona press embraced and Setién’s debut was believed. The press in Barcelona has hugged Quique Setién since day one. Although the game of Pomegranate He was very bored and that the Catalans only opened the bolt in the last minutes and when the rojiblancos were already ten, the radical touch and possession convinced the directors of the media, who dedicate benevolent covers to the game of the Barça. “It shows Setién”, Title Sports world. While, Sport went further and talked about “Big hopes”. L’Esportiu, meanwhile, saw “green shoots” in the game on the first day of the Cantabrian coach.last_img read more

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Álvaro Giménez: “Marking half that last year would be happy”

first_imgFor his part, Filip Malbasic arrives from Tenerife, where the coach did not have the Serbian, “I had problems in Tenerife, when the Cádiz offer arrived I was glad because it is a very good opportunity. I did not enter the plans of the master, so they got a good opportunity for me, now to work in Cádiz “.The Serbian striker is happy with his debut, “I am here to do my best. We got a very important point against Zaragoza.” In addition, he acknowledges in a humorous tone that the teammates have not recriminated the goal he scored on the penultimate day of the 2017/18 season, which left the yellow team at the gates of the ascent play off.Óscar Arias: “The president is responsible for the renovation of the Mr.”The sports director of Cádiz has analyzed the winter market. He is satisfied with the work done despite the difficulties They have found. He claims to be in tune with the cadista coach.Pretensions winter market. “Given that the winter market is more complex than the summer market, because it is smaller, expectations are reduced and complex, I think we have improved in certain situations as demanded. We have enabled the departure of players who were not having a lot of participation and we have looked for players who raise the level We are happy with the additions and the exits We have not been able to find that left-handed player, we are in the line of what the coach wants The options that we have considered have not come out. Most of the players who play in that demarcation usually do it with a changed leg, so there aren’t many options. “ Álvaro Giménez has highlighted his arrival at “a historic club, which has the objective of promotion”. Regarding the responsibility of defending the Pichichi Trophy from last season it is clear that the key is “work and try to make things go well, with half the goals that last season would be very happy.”The ilicitano knows that it will be difficult to make a hole in the eleven, “now we are four, it will cost a lot to play, with work you will try to win the position, but always with companionship. “As for his time in the English league, the player acknowledges having grown “in recent months I haven’t played what I wanted, but I’m not sad and I have improved a lot. “ Left-handed end “We work on what the coach asks. Several names have been discussed, but in the end the circumstances have not occurred. We are in the line of play that the coach wants. Perea is being very important in that demarcation, if we could have found a player who played with that natural leg would have been a help. “Manage strikers “We have the top we had before the market, we had four and we still have four. A priori we give more resources and potential to the team.”Objective. “Cádiz is the first, we have been there almost all season. We want to take a twist to continue in that fight. The market opens when it opens and that is when you have to find improvements.”Álvaro Cervera renovation. “I will not talk about that issue. That is what the president is doing. We have already said that Álvaro will be here until he wants to.”First Division Euphoria. “I think that nobody here has talked about promotion at any time, but of being ambitious, we cannot deny that we are up and that we have been there all year, we will try to do everything possible to stay there. Ambition is not subtracted, all we have the same thing in mind, we know we can fall if we don’t do things right. “Worse performance in the second laps. “What we try is to improve, the guarantees do not exist in football. The truth is that the players have performance levels and there are some better than others, but it does not guarantee us anything. We have a very definite identity stamp and we must emphasize in that because it works for us. “Cádiz B objectives. “Sometimes there is confusion, Cádiz B as a team is not the important thing, the important thing is the players that are in that moment of formation so that they have the maximum options to play in the first team. There is a competitive aspect, that they have to compete , but the difficulties they encounter with other teams that have marked objectives, makes them have deficiencies. “Subsidiary incorporations. “Marc Baró, on the left, is something different from what we had. Viedma can be important, we know him well from Sevilla and he has a very high level. Hicham is going to give us packaging, he has made a great effort to come here, it is a player who has shown that he wants to continue growing and succeed in football. All the players of the branch try to have the maximum guarantees of playing in the first team. “last_img read more

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Echenique’s past: he was affiliated with Citizens and supported the US in the Iraq War

first_imgIn this public letter from Echenique, progressively forgotten and now rescued, the charismatic leader of Podemos recognized even having gone through a “neoliberal” stage prior to his landing in Citizens: “And yet, a few days ago, a friend reminded me that I Not only did I vote for Citizens, but I was affiliated with that party a few years ago, and he proposed to write a post about “not what someone is wrong, but what you were wrong about.” My friend has known me for a long time and knows that I used to be neoliberal (in my Citizens stage I was already moderating). “In this ‘post’, Echenique also reveals that he even came to defend the role of the US in the controversial Iraq War in 2003, a phenomenon so answered by the Spanish left: “It seemed appropriate for the US to invade Iraq, I thought that” freedom “He was above all, and he believed in all those slogans that capitalist advisors whispered to ZP in his ear.”The references against the former president of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, now defended in certain terms by some names of Podemos as opposed to other socialists such as Felipe González, Susana Díaz or Pedro Sánchez himself, were also a constant in Echenique’s ideology: ” Even the most idealistic politicians, such as our now longed for Bambi ZP, tend to succumb to the wishes of the lords of the top hat for a fairly simple reason (…) ZP, although he smoked parsley and believed in love, he didn’t have Ada Colau advising him, he had Pedro Solbes. “In the same writing, Echenique recognizes what it is hard for him to be reflected in those ideas that he defended: “It is hard for me to imagine myself thinking that, but it is a fact. I thought so.” Something that led him to ask himself the following questions in the months prior to the birth of Podemos: “Of more complex digestion than the facts are the explanations: How could I think that?” Now that Pablo Echenique has made a qualitative leap into Podemos by being appointed Secretary of Organization after being relegated to ‘first sword’ of the party in Aragon, many have wanted to dive into his past and rescue the era in which he sympathized with his great today rival, citizens.Far from hiding it, it was Echenique himself who, in a radio interview granted last week, recalled how one day he voted for the ‘orange’ party. However, rescuing a ‘post’ of his from 2013, it is discovered that the now ‘number three’ of Podemos not only voted for those of Albert Rivera, but also became affiliated with the party. Echenique, in the last Citizen Council of Podemos. Image: EFElast_img read more

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Diego Castro: “It is an honor to be part of this story”

first_imgIt is never too late to dream. Or else they ask Diego Castro, which has had to wait until age 37 to debut in a major continental competition. The Galician end of Perth Glory faces its premiere at the Asian Champions League, whose second day – the first was postponed by the coronavirus – will be measured at FC Tokyo in Japan. “It’s a historic moment for the club and it will be an honor to be part of this story,” said the ‘Master’ on the official AFC website.“We hope to do a great job and that both the club and the entire A-League are proud of us,” added Castro, who before emigrating to Australia in 2015 played more than 250 games in Primera with Sporting and Getafe. Perth Glory will share a group with the aforementioned FC Tokyo, Ulsan Hyundai (South Korea) and Shanghai Shanhua (China). “Our opponents have Champions experience and for us it is the first time, but we are convinced that we can reach the qualifiers“, estimates the Galician extreme. Neither Diego Castro nor Perth Glory have experience in the Champions League, but their coach, Tony Popovic, knows what it feels like to lift the trophy. The Australian made history in 2014, when he managed to conquer it with WS Wanderers. “I know many coaches, my father is one of them, and Popovic is a world class coach“, said Castro, who has already achieved four goals and six assists in what is being his fifth season in Australia and in total has scored 46 goals in 113 games with the purples.The end is one of the most representative players of Perth Glory. His status on the team is such that if you write the club’s motto on Twitter, #OneGlory, next to him an emoji appears automatically with the face of the Spanish soccer player. “He looks like me, although he has better hair,” jokes Castro, who “could give a thousand reasons why I have continued in Perth.” “If I started to thank all the people who have helped me on this beautiful trip I would be talking for hours“, says Diego Castro before one of the most special matches of his career.last_img read more

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Gabriele Gravina: “Spain and Italy are in tune; the season must end”

first_imgShould the format of UEFA competitions change?It is something that UEFA has already assumed if it will be played again very late.Would it be possible to play all the games that remain behind closed doors?We cannot rule out this option, especially if the general conditions improve, but crowds will still be discouraged.What consequences would a permanent suspension have?It would be devastating. These days, the FIGC is presenting a study to the Government with the quantification of damages. We expect important measures, tens of thousands of people are involved in the soccer chain.In this case, what solution would there be for titles, European positions and decreases?The aim is still to resume the competitions, but we are thinking about what to do if it will not be possible. He would have talked about ‘freezing’ the classification with or without assigning the title, or using the playoff and playout. I had to check that Series A is not ready for this innovation, even if it was only for this year.Will cutting wages be a necessary measure?The spirit of solidarity also applies to this. It is a historical emergency, never experienced since the Second World War and reality requires measures that respond to the main objective: that football survive. I hope for European intervention in this area too. In Italy there were controversies about the resumption of training. We must comply with the instructions of the doctors, today it is impossible to train: we cannot even leave the house. We will have to start all over again.Do Italian players also undergo the test if they are asymptomatic?There is a protocol and football must respect it: the doctors decide autonomously. An example that we live closely: the women’s team has been in isolation for days and nobody was tested, although the pilot and flight attendants of the flight with which they returned from Portugal tested positive.What lesson should football learn in this emergency?Like the European Union in politics, the football of our continent must look at its development with unity, sharing more its objectives, without national or category personalities. President, how are you?Well, locked up at home, respecting the government’s recommendations, but always in contact with our interlocutors.Do you think that European football has underestimated what was happening in Italy?Perhaps it was necessary to act in a faster and more coordinated way, but not only in football, all European countries are involved in the same way. No one could think that this was a problem only for Italy, which is two weeks ahead. First of all, also sports, there is health: we are in tune with the RFEF, we also made the federal center of Coverciano available to the authorities.In the last international meetings, what has been the proposal that you liked the most?The one that provides shared solutions. All the protagonists of football will suffer losses, and it is unthinkable that only a part bears them. Federations, Leagues, clubs, footballers and, above all, fans: only together can we start again.Are you still seeing a return to green in May possible?The situation remains critical. In the name of Italian football, I want to send a big hug to all of Spain and to the federations that are facing this crisis, at such difficult times we are more than brothers. However, the duty of those who have responsibility in each sector is to study and make a new start. We are talking about the beginning of May, but it would be nice to get it in the middle of the month or even at the end. Anything goes to see the end of this nightmare.He declared that there is a unity of objectives with President Rubiales: will Italy and Spain ask to end the season in July?It is an option that we must take into account if there will be no dates available to finish everything before June 30. With Rubiales we are in tune, we want to finish what we started, it would mean seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this emergency and offering our countries an emotional push to regain the meaning of a normal life.How would the contracts for footballers, clubs and sponsors that expire on June 30 be managed?Concerted derogations with FIFA and UEFA must be approved, postponing the start of the new season. I want to be clear, this can only be done if we all agree on one point: playing helps restore the illusion that makes soccer the most followed and loved sport in the world and allows us to limit the damage.last_img read more

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Pogba, closer to Madrid

first_imgAnother fact that counts in favor of Madrid is the devaluation of the market due to the coronavirus crisis. Before that crisis and as pointed out from England, there were already voices within United that indicated that it was the perfect time to try to enter 100 million pounds (115 euros) for the player. Now, however, the estimate is that it will cost considerably less than 100 due to the crisis itself and because, this season, Pogba has only been able to play eight games due to various ankle injuries.Your agent, Mino Raiola, will also play a determining role if necessary. He is firmly determined to have a caliber player on the white roster. It is what he lacks in his successful career. Now you have Areola. This has strengthened his relationship with José Ángel Sánchez, with whom he has a very good relationship despite the fact that, with Florentino, the relationship has been tense since 2016. “Pogba would prioritize Madrid.” It is the message that comes from the player’s environment when the possibility of Madrid launching into an operation that has been dragging for several years and that, every time, seems closer to being carried out. There are various events that fuel Zidane’s hope to finally have the player. The main one is Pogba’s own disposition to wear white. The world champion, who met Zidane in Dubai last October, I would rather choose an offer from Madrid than one from Juventus or any renewal proposal from United. Pogba’s contractual situation is ideal for Madrid to try to sign him. It ends with United in 2021 and, although it is true that the English club can extend its contract one year more unilaterally, it is illogical that it did so because “they would only get the player angry and have him unhappy for another year”, they tell us from your environment. For United this summer there is an obligation: to renew or sell it. Today, Both parties, Real Madrid and Pogba’s agent, acknowledge that “everything is standing in the market” due to the uncertainty of the crisis, but no one escapes that the bases for the operation to take place have already been laid. Pogba is closer …last_img read more

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PSG spoils Mbappé

first_imgPrecisely the latter is what PSG works on every day. Any detail, superfluous as it may be, can help Mbappé feel full support in Paris. Today ‘they have crowned him’, tomorrow will be another photograph and in a few months, perhaps an exorbitant renewal offer. Meanwhile, Real Madrid draws its play on the board in an operation that increasingly aims at the long term … In addition, next season will be essential, because French international ends contract in 2022 And, except for events, your club must decide whether to sell you or risk it coming out at zero cost. Even Mbappé has already dropped his disagreements with his current team on occasion: clashes with Tuchel, disagreement with the ultras, need to feel like a leader … Kylian Mbappé is still the darling of Paris Saint Germain. The French footballer is always on the trigger and Real Madrid follows him closely to try to undertake one of the most notorious operations of the 21st century. But in Paris they resist losing him and do not stop gesturing towards his figure in order to make him feel at home. Today, through Instagram, the club has published a photograph of its star with a clear and resounding message: “Waiting for the king”.It’s more, In the comparison with Neymar, it is more frequent to see Mbappé in the official publications of the club, although both are the two most in demand. However, in today’s message from PSG the situation is evident: the young French talent needs to feel the continued support of his club, with his sights set on the horizon for a possible renewal of his contract.Meanwhile, the Cold War continues for tying up the near future of Mbappé. As AS has learned, Real Madrid has postponed its attempt until the end of the 2020-21 season due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus. Looking ahead to this summer, there was hope in the white entity, but it seems ruled out by the economic consequences of the pandemic.last_img read more

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