Mallorca tests the streak at home with the ‘new’

first_imgEspanyol hopes not to relive agonizing seasons and hence to achieve the first victory in Cornellà-El Prat of the season is essential to get a little calm. There is confidence in the face of Sunday’s duel against Mallorca and the truth is that, since only three teams descend to Second and three ascend to First, the Blue and Whites have never lost all three home games against the newly promoted. positive thinking. This is what should prevail in the Espanyol costumes in a key week for their future. receive Mallorca, a direct rival in the fight for permanence, and, in addition, a newly promoted. This course has not been much fortune in the duels before teams that have risen to Primera in Cornellà-El Prat because they fell against Granada (0-3) and Osasuna (2-4) and on Sunday they have to receive the vermilion team. The data are on the blue and white side because in the last 12 years there has always been at least one duel at home against teams recently promoted to Primera.The whole of Abelardo wants to continue with the story. And not at all repeat what happened on 2007-08 (Ernesto Valverde was the parakeet coach). Valladolid, Almeria and Murcia were the clubs that managed to climb the previous year and the three took points from Espanyol when they played, at that time, in Montjuïc. The biggest loot that was achieved was a single point, which was obtained in the duel against the Murcia team because on day 10 it was tied to zero. Against Valladolid (0-1) and Almeria (1-3) fell. But this evil done before newly promoted was not exclusive to that campaign because a previous one, 2006-07, lived the same story. On that occasion it was tied against Levante (1-1) and lost to Nàstic (0-1) and Recre (0-1). As a curiosity, that course keeps a parallel with the current one because the Europa League was also being played, then UEFA, and the parrots reached the final they ended up losing to Sevilla.last_img read more


Celades looks for answers

first_imgGoals concededA sangria Valencia is falling apart for the goals it fits. After a first part of the season quite acceptable, maintaining the defensive automatisms that inherited from Marcellin, since Christmas, the team is a strainer. From the Arab Super Cup, Valencia has only left the door to zero twice (Barcelona and Celta) as well as against the two Second B teams (Logroñés and Cultural). The other seven games, Valencia have conceded two or more goals in all matches. Two against Granada and Atlético; three against Real Madrid, Getafe and Real Sociedad; and four against Mallorca and Atalanta. Celades knows that this is impossible. Since Garay was injured, the average number of goals conceded is still more triggered: 14 goals conceded in five games (2.8 average goals received per game). With 25 games played, Valencia has received 37 goals in the league. Only Betis (40) and two of the last three, Mallorca (42) and Espanyol (44) have more goals against this point. In addition, comparing the data with last year, Marcelino’s Valencia conceded last year 35 goals in the 38 games played, the second least thrashed team in the category matched with Getafe and only behind Atlético. To this day, and with still 13 games to play, Valencia de Celades has already conceded two more goals than in the previous campaign. The coach and the staff know that they correct this aspect or the chances of entering the Champions League next year are almost nonexistent. The lesionsThe other reason for the bad streak that crosses the black and white set. For several weeks now, Celades knows that it is no accident. And still find no answers. In fact, the technician has already recognized in a couple of press conferences that they have assessed several issues to gauge the origin of so much muscle injury. A lot of the players have fallen this season with muscle breaks. This together with accidental injuries (Piccini, Carlos Soler, Rodrigo or Garay) show a bleak picture in this regard. In Anoeta, without going any further, Valencia showed up for a direct duel without six starters (Garay, Paulista, Gayà, Coquelin, Rodrigo and Maxi Gómez, the latter by penalty), too many conditions for the team to perform at a good level . Celades has even valued changing the training methodology to avoid more injuries. For the match against Betis, the coach hopes to recover some of them.Two facesIt also seeks Celades answers to the difference between the level that Valencia brings out outside the home with the one it exhibits in Mestalla. While at home, the team has found a good level of intensity and play against high-level rivals, such as Barcelona and Atletico, far from Mestalla the image is unfortunate. Many of the most ridiculous games of recent years have been away from home and in recent weeks (Mallorca, Getafe, Milan and San Sebastian). In addition, Valencia is leaving all its chances of success, in all competitions, away from home: Real Madrid, in the Super Cup; Granada, in the Copa del Rey; Mallorca, Getafe and Real Sociedad, in Liga; and Atalanta, in Champions. Valencia needs to radically change this dynamic because it also has seven games left to play outside (Alavés, Real Madrid, Eibar, Villarreal, Granada, Leganés and Sevilla) and six at home.CostumesOne of the first virtues that was praised to Celades was that it was done with the reins of the locker room in a short time despite the fact that when it arrived, the group was more than united to Marcelino and publicly manifested itself against the departure of the Asturian coach. However, in the last weeks it seems that this communion, with the bad results, is in question. The statements of the president, Anil Murthy, calling him “official coach” also did not help. The flat profile in the press conferences adopted by Celades has raised certain doubts. At the end of the season you will see how far.last_img read more


Ainhoa ​​Vicente, a new ‘lioness’ for La Roja

first_imgThe SheBelieves Cup will not be another tournament for one of the 23 called by the Spanish National Team. Ainhoa ​​Vicente Moraza has received the first call from La Roja. It is the last great signing of Spain. At 24 years old, the debut of the defender of Athletic de Bilbao in North American lands and before the best selections of the planet (United States, England and Japan) can arrive. A different bet than what Jorge Vilda usually uses. The Madrid coach tends to give opportunities to soccer players who stand out in lower categories of the National Team. It is not the case of Ainhoa. The San Sebastian has been a key player in Athletic for several seasons. In the last three seasons he has maintained his title of holder. First with Joseba Agirre and also with Ángel Villacampa. He already has more than 145 official matches in the ranks of the Basque team and adds six goals. The defender stakes because of its speed and its great versatility. It is lateral and can play with skill by both bands. A strong point for Vilda, who currently fully trusts in Slide Y Leila For those positions. Sometimes he uses the Levante player to act as an extreme and that could give Ainhoa ​​his chance.A lioness more in La RojaAthletic is in luck. Another player comes to La Roja. In the last lists only Lucia Garcia was among those called (she was the only one to go to the World Cup in France and later for the qualifying matches for the European Championship). One more lioness to fight in the war. Ainhoa’s legs have a lot of football to offer. Spain waits impatiently.last_img read more


“Magic night … of Atleti”

first_imgSince The Telegraph they also ‘blamed’ the Spanish, timely substitute for the injured Alisson, from the elimination of Jurgen Klopp’s men: “Atlético punishes Adrián’s mistakes to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League “, after having closed his live show with an illuminating “defensive football wins again”. Same feeling as that reflected in the Liverpool coach’s country. The Bild accompanied a photograph of the German puffing with “a goalkeeper error seals Klopp”, to follow the same line that the Telegraph previously, highlighting that the set net “he misses the quarterfinals of the Champions League, despite his 38 (!) shots on goal”. ‘Olé newspaper’ In France, L’Equipe consider a “little miracle” the one achieved by the rojiblanco team, although they make it clear that “you can never doubt Atlético in the Champions League, since, despite being extremely dominated, they have managed to overcome and have knocked the champion down on the mat “. While from Portugal, in addition to the words of To ball who opened all this writing, the media of the neighboring country remembered their countryman: “Atlético eliminates the European champions with the assistance of João Félix”. Just like in Record, where they accompany a “Sensational!”, between exclamations, of the memory of the move by the former Benfica player: “Liverpool made it 2-0, but Atlético tied with two goals by Llorente, the first assisted by Joao Félix”. First great night of Atlético’s ‘Menino de Ouro’. ‘The Telegraph’ Exclamation similar to the arrival from Rosario’s native Argentina, although much more forceful, this one, than the Italian one. “Tremendous, Cholo!”. In two words he collected the newspaper Olé what was experienced in Anfield, to expand further on the lines that accompanied such a brief heading: “The Champions always gives shows of enormous caliber. Emotions at their best. Beats or blows, whatever you want to call it. In this case, the one who gave the great news amid the worldwide chaos and alert for the expansion of the coronavirus was Atlético de Madrid del Cholo Simeone. Because he took it upon himself to leave the last world champion out in his own home. Tremendous“. With the stadiums ‘in increasing quarantine’ due to the chaos that Olé, the colors and screams that have made Anfield vibrate could have been the last beats of a stand that we live on many dates. “This was a ‘vintage’ performance by Costa … only without playing football well” “Oblak, absolute protagonist with his miracles, condemns Salah and his companions” Returning to England, The sun Y Sky sports share verb and almost headline. “The ‘Reds’They are expelled from the Champions League after being stunned in overtime “, they use the first ones; for “Atlético stuns Liverpool in overtime”, the second. In both cases the injustice of the result stands out, in their eyes and the “Liverpool good game for 95 minutes”, before “shocked by Llorente’s double”. Double that leaves in the background the anger of Diego Costa when the former madridista took his place. Mosqueo to which they refer from the islands with irony: “This was a ‘vintage’ performance by Costa … only without playing football well”.center_img ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’ “Magical night at Anfield, but from Atlético”. That counterpoint of To ball Portuguese sums up perfectly what happened in Liverpool this Wednesday night. When all Anfield was prepared to see the current European champion advance, seeking to endorse his continental reign, the more than 2,800 athletic throats present in the city of the Beatles exploded with the error of Adrián San Miguel. “Oh Adrian”, it said one of the key points that the Mirror in his chronicle of the crash. “He was the hero in Europe in the Super Cup against Chelsea, but here he was the villain”, they continued, avoiding rummaging through the open wound with the headline: “A song by Adrián moves Atlético forward”. “Tremendous, Cholo!” ‘Mirror’ “Defensive football wins again” It will take the Sevillian to forget the moment he handed the ball over to João Felix in 97 ‘, and more considering the performance of his namesake in the opposite area. “Oblak, the absolute protagonist with his miracles, condemns Salah and his companions. Liverpool swallows one of the most bitter bites in its history at Anfield”, read the final paragraph of the Gazzetta dello Sport, in a text that praised Simeone’s work in its headline: “Come back Atlético, Cholo eliminates the champion!”.last_img read more


Lautaro believes in the Inter project

first_imgLautaro Martínez is the striker that Barcelona has set for the next season. It would be the perfect relay for Luis Suarez, who by age will soon have to start managing his minutes on the lawn. The Catalan club, in fact, guarantees you ownership. They explain that the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola, the other club that would enter the bid, is ruled out, and that only the Barça team, By paying its termination clause set at 112 million euros, you have options to hire him. In this way, making the operation cheaper with soccer players in between seems unfeasible (there is talk of Junior Firpo, for example). The Argentine striker has 16 goals and 4 assists in the 31 games he has played this season. A series* Data updated as of March 30, 2020 10center_img However, La Gazzetta dello Sport ensures that the Inter Milan is convinced that Lautaro wants to continue because he believes in the Italian club project. He thinks he can get short-term titles there and that only Barcelona could get him out of Milan. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 30, 2020last_img read more


Reduction of salaries to avoid an ERTE in Levante: includes the president, technician and staff

first_imgLevante announced this Sunday that it has reached an agreement with the squad and coach Paco López to lower their wages for the 2019-20 season to twenty percent if the competition is not resumed and one percent in the case of playing the last eleven days of LaLiga open door.The agreement, in addition, also includes the possibility that the reduction will be three percent if the competition resumes behind closed doors, as reported by Levante in a statement, in which he explained that The agreement has been closed with the team captains, Sergio Postigo, Roger Martí, Coke Andújar and José Luis Morales. The Valencian club has explained that the agreement, between which The president, Quico Catalán, is also included, with the aim of “reducing the impact of the current situation on the economy and, more specifically, its consequences in the professional football sector given the uncertainty of the return of the competition.”Levante has also reported that cWith this measure, avoid taking “drastic labor measures for the rest of the club’s workers” and thanked the “collaboration, predisposition, compensation and generosity” of the staff and coach Paco López.The Valencian club, as reflected in the accounts of the General Shareholders’ Meeting of last December 2019, has a staff and coaching staff expense of the first team of 40.2 million euros budgeted for this year.last_img read more


Reggae Girlz lose at the death

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC):Jamaica remained winless in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship after twice squandering leads to plunge to a 3-2 defeat to Costa Rica.Playing at the Grenada National Stadium on Sunday, Jamaica led 1-0 on 22 minutes and 2-1 at the 34th, but could not hang on to their advantage. They did appear on course for a share of the points before Maria Paula Salas struck in stoppage time to crush their hopes.The points were Costa Rica’s first of the tournament and they now sit third, while Jamaica remain rooted at the bottom of Group B.In the other game, the United States edged Mexico 1-0 go on top with six points from their two outings.Looking to atone for their heavy 8-1 defeat to the US on Friday, Jamaica started positively when Ebony Clarke capitalised on a defensive error to put the Caribbean side ahead in the 22nd minute.Del Campo penaltyThe Central American unit drew level from the penalty spot in the 29th minute through Valeria Del Campo, after Erin Mikalsen brought down Gloriana Villalobos in the box.However, Jamaica once again restored their lead when Tarania Clarke scored with a firm right-footed volley in the 34th minute, after being teed up by Ebony Clarke.Up 2-1 at half-time, Jamaica suffered a major setback when Alyssa Julien was sent off in the 70th minute, but their hopes of a maiden win in the competition remained, when they still led with 14 minutes left.Things fell apart, though when Merilyn Alvarado headed in the equaliser in the 76th minute and Salas then found the nets at the death to hand Costa Rica a dramatic victory.last_img read more


More sports in brief

first_img Red Force, Pride draw BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago Red Force escaped with a draw as little fireworks materialised on the final day of their second-round game of the Regional First Class Championship against Barbados Pride here on Monday. Set 298 for victory, the visitors finished on 182 for four at Kensington Oval, to walk away with six points from an encounter in which they always trailed and at no point ever threatened the hosts. Left-handed opener Evin Lewis struck a top score of 41, Narsingh Deonarine got 38, while Yannic Cariah chipped in with 37 not out. England beat Pakistan SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP): England beat Pakistan by six wickets in the third one-day international at Sharjah Cricket Stadium to lead the series 2-1. England 210-4 in 41 overs (James Taylor 67 not out, Jos Buttler 49 not out), defeat Pakistan 208 in 49.5 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 45, Azhar Ali 36; Chris Woakes 4-40) by six wickets. Hurricanes lose again GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Leeward Islands Hurricanes crashed to their second straight innings defeat of the Regional First Class Championship, when they went down by an innings and 30 runs to defending champions Guyana Jaguars here on Monday. Starting the final day of the second-round encounter on 215 for three and with an uphill battle to save the game, Hurricanes were dismissed for 299 about 20 minutes before lunch to concede defeat at the National Stadium at Providence. Only last week in St Kitts, Hurricanes were hammered by an innings and 23 runs by Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, inside three days at Warner Park.center_img INSPORTS/TTJ club league The University of the West Indies (UWI) stopped Pembroke Hall 3-1 in Division One, while Swallowfield Chapel Smashers blanked Excelsior High School 5-0 in a Division Two encounter on Saturday in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Table Tennis Jamaica (TTJ) National Club League. In the UWI/Pembroke Hall duel, Darrell Gordon turned back Brandon Phillips 3-1 and Ryan Peters outlasted Kevin Nelson 3-2 in singles wins for UWI. Mark Phillips and Gordon crushed Nelson and Phillips 3-0 in doubles for UWI’s third triumph, while Glen-Ross McDonald overcame Gordon 3-0 to pull one back for Pembroke Hall. In the Division Two encounter, Swallowfield Chapel’s Winston Johnson, Andre Girdod, Leon Lee and Patrick Donaldson all scored easy 3-0 victories over Christopher Lyn, Keelia Howell, Brianna Blake and Brandon Forbes, respectively, in singles. In doubles action, Johnson and Donaldson overpowered Excelsior’s Lyn and Blake 3-0 to complete the 5-0 triumph.last_img read more


Waterhouse tell Young goodbye… Patrick returns to RSPL strugglers

first_img PREVIOUS COACHES Calvert Fitzgerald started the campaign on the club’s bench, but he was replaced by Patrick, who served for a month before committing his focus to Dinthill during their schoolboy season. Young was brought in at the end of the year with Patrick working alongside him for a period. Waterhouse fans will welcome Patrick’s appointment after the tactician led them to the final in the 2013/14 season and the semi-finals last year. “Anthony Patrick is a senior member of our coaching staff and we are happy that he was available. Kevin Lamey will be his assistant, as was the case before,” added Vidal. “We are optimistic that we can improve our results. We have a very good squad a very good team. Its surprising that this team is where it is in the table; if you see them in training, they are a delight, but we are not coming together on match day. But I remain confident, we have to take it on a game-by-game basis and fix things,” Vidal added. Waterhouse’s next game is away to Cavalier on Sunday. Just over two months after taking over as technical director and head coach of Waterhouse FC, coach Paul Young has been relieved of his duties, with the familiar face of Anthony Patrick now charged with rescuing the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) strugglers. Young, a former Jamaican international, was handed the reigns of the Drewsland-based club in December after returning from the United States with the team sitting at the foot of the RSPL points table with 13 points from 16 games. However, after picking up a mere eight points from his nine games in charge of the two-time national champions, the club felt it was necessary to make the change in an effort to lift the team from its current cellar-dwelling position. Club president Fitzroy Vidal credited Young for his effort, but believes the change will bring renewed energy to the team’s torrid campaign. Vidal noted that the decision was made mutually, while adding that Kevin Lamey will act as Patrick’s assistant for the remainder of the season. “Football is about wins,” said Vidal. “Of course, we have been in a precarious position and we felt it necessary to make some changes to see if we can bring some energy to the team.” “The coach (Young) has done a valiant job; discipline has improved, but we are still not scoring enough goals and winning as a habit,” said Vidal. “We have a few games to go in the season and we are giving ourselves a chance. We need to invigorate the team, psychology is a big part of the sport, and we are confident this change will have the desired effect.” This is the third coaching change at Waterhouse this season.last_img read more


National team aims for better placing

first_imgJamaica’s national dart team is looking forward to a stronger performance at this year’s Caribbean Championship that will be held in Barbados.The local body, Jamaica Dart Association (JDA), named a 13-member squad for the regional tournament to run from July 12-17.National player/coach Colin Chandia expects the team to finish better than the seventh place in last year’s competition.”We participated last year after a long layoff, where we finished seventh out of 12 teams. We have been working hard for the past three months in order to be better prepared,” Chandia told The Gleaner.”The main focus is to finish in a higher position. We should give a significant performance this year,” he emphasised.He is looking towards the senior players to inspire the team, which was selected from players participating in the ongoing local league.The full team is: Men – Albert Bailey (Portmore Contenders), Colin Chandia (Chelsea Precision), David Green (BOJ Gators), Dwight Smith (Chelsea Precision), Evon Faulkner (BOJ Gators), Lynford Jonas (Dynasty MoBay), Mark Birthwright (Central Miners) and Winston Ferguson (Portmore Stimulus).Women – Carol Cheese (Shooting Stars), Catherine Stewart (BOJ Gators), Jennifer Reid (MoBay Darters), Lorraine Nembhard (Portmore Contenders) and Marvel Brown (MoBay Darters).last_img read more