Bale: It hurts to see him roam the countryside. His first part was dismal, without overflow or danger, but also without attitude, oblivious to what was happening on the grass. It worsened every ball that came to him. Something Zidane must have told him at the break, as he improved ostensibly, pressing much harder on Celta’s possessions and looking for Benzema with more zeal. Even so, very little of the Welshman, who took the yellow for an ugly entry over Rafinha. He left in 84 ’for Mendy to enter. The Bernabéu fired him with a mixture of whistles and applause, showing the division between the fans: between those who believe there is still a player to rescue and those who believe he has lost all credit.Benzema: little danger of the French during the 90 minutes, which still showed good chemistry with Hazard on the left side. Out of his boots came the ball that ended in the penalty that Ramos would make 2-1. But the center forward of Madrid must contribute more in attack, left no notable shots saved in the prolongation, when he had two occasions: on one, he riveted horrible after a good chest control; in the other, his left-footed shot was cleared by Rubén.Hazard: the best white attacker, despite leading without playing since he was injured against PSG on November 26. Its ownership surprised by premature, but proved justified. The Belgian wore rhythm, overflow and quite daring, well above the level with which the course began. He lacked release more at the auction, had chances and did not take advantage of them. But he provoked the 2-1 penalty, taking advantage of a somewhat brownish Ruben. He left his place to Vinicius in 74 ‘and the Bernabéu recognized his great game, which anticipates much more on his part.Vinicius: it came out in 74 ’by Hazard. On the left, he sought to extend the white game with starts, although without much luck. Zidane corrected him more than once. He left to the right, where he could not shine either.Modric: entered 82 ’instead of Kroos. Something was wrong with their snatching in dangerous areas, the party asked for pause and touch when it came out.Mendy: entered 84 ’by Bale. He left to finish tying the triumph and found himself face to face with Mina’s draw. He tried on the left in the short time he had. Courtois: Little can be blamed on Smolov 0-1, it was sold and covered as the Russian’s shot could. He saved Madrid in the first half with a stop at the top of Aidoo that would have meant 0-2. Mina’s 2-2 also caught him sold, with no room for maneuver.Carvajal: as usual, omnipresent in attack, although little harmful, failing the centers. Although Bale helped him very little to appear in attack in advantageous positions. Mina got away in 2-2, he had to close it with more fortitude.Varane: serious error in the 0-1 of Smolov, that pass was his thing and he measured badly, it happened close and did not cut the assistance of Aspas. He suffered to contain Moaña and the Russian, although he gained security over the minutes. Well at the start of the ball, especially when Madrid launched into the attack in the second half. In 2-2 it also gave the feeling that that pass line was his, although only Denis Suarez imagined that pass.Bouquets: The 0-1 also caught him off-site, with the rear open, although the major responsibility went to Varane. In the second half he scored two goals, although only one went up to the scoreboard: first he was knocked out for offside, well marked; Then he scored the 2-1 penalty, a luck in which he has been infallible. He claimed a penalty in the extension that Alberola Rojas did not grant.Marcelo: surprising its alignment, with Mendy with four yellow and the Classic two days away. Celta’s goal came by his flank, although he cannot be blamed for great responsibilities. He improved the tone of the last matches in attack, combining well with Hazard and Benzema. He served Kroos 1-1 with a good pass to the front of the area. Green sprouts for the Brazilian.Valverde: discreet Uruguayan party in attack, did not show much his deployment or his arrival, although the back of five Celtic men did not help him in that regard. In defense, as always, very intense to raise the pressure.Casemiro: something heavy with a ball, although with a lot of security. Far from his best version, he tested his good shot in the first half and he had little to score a goal, but his shot went high.Kroos: the German was the best white midfielder, long. Very safe with the ball, rising to the first white pressure and venting with your changes of direction. To this he added his good punch to score the 1-1, despite doing it with his bad leg, the left. His hit was excellent. Good commitment in defense. He left by Modric, cheered by the Bernabéu.
Athletic tips In the interview also Athletic Bilbao. Team that, wait, wins the Copa del Rey (the return of the semifinals is played next week. The lions leave with a 1-0 advantage over Granada and the return is played in Los Cármenes). In which Clemente did not forecast was LaLiga. “As Athletic can not be, may God give it to Saint Peter to bless it, “he said. Atlético was ready in Lisbon. And also two years later, in Milan. As he had been in 1974 in Brussels against Bayern. But neither before the Germans nor later in their next two Champions finals, both of the 21st century, that Lisbon, that Milan, the rojiblanco club achieved what it so much craves. In his museum La Orejona. Javier Clemente, who was his coach in the eighties-nineties, has talked about it in an interview with Efe and sounds meridian. “I have been to Atlético de Madrid and it would be good for football if Atlético de Madrid won the Champions League“he declared when asked about what he expects. And his wish is clear: that a Spanish team wins.”I am friends with Pep. But if they arrive in Madrid or Barcelona, it is good for Spanish football to win. Or the Athletic. Valencia has it harder, “he said.
The BundesligaIn principle, it is scheduled to be held next weekend. The only measure it has taken is for all matches on Saturday and Sunday to be played behind closed doors. Early next week, Monday or Tuesday, a meeting of the League Commission, in which are the Bundesliga and the German Football Federation, and it is expected that they will make the decision to stop the competition, as in other countries, but until such a meeting is held there is no official decision. According to the Bundesliga 2, the expected situation is the same. It will be played the next day, behind closed doors, except for the Hannover, which already has two confirmed positive cases (Hübers and Horn). This team is in quarantine and will not be able to play their game against Dresden. At the League Commission meeting it will also be decided what happens to the second competition, but everything indicates that it will be suspended next week.France. Ligue 1 continues ‘in silence’ until 15-A, by Andrés OnrubiaAlthough France It is one of the countries of Europe With more infections due to the coronavirus, French football will be played this weekend, although behind closed doors. Emmanuel Macron appeared yesterday in front of the media to talk about the measures that the Executive French, in a conference in which he did not specify any measure regarding sporting events, beyond those implemented to date. The LFP announced this week that all French football matches will be played behind closed doors, at least until April 15. The PSG-Dortmund It was already held without an audience, and although several coaches such as Villas-Boas or Galtier They have asked for the day to be suspended, football continues, for the moment. The two games of France, scheduled for March 27 against Ukraine and the 31 against FinlandThey have not been suspended either, but they will also be played behind closed doors. The final of the Coupe de la Ligue between PSG and Lyon from April 4 has already been suspended, and PSG-Lyon of the Coupe de France, which is expected to be postponed in the coming days due to the pandemic.Portugal. Suspend their leagues indefinitely, by Fernando KallasPortugal It has also decided to stop in the face of the coronavirus threat. All the matches of the professional soccer leagues of First Y Second division Portuguese women were suspended indefinitely by the Federation and the Liga NOS, who met yesterday in Lisbon with the players’ union and the medical representatives of the clubs to agree on the decision. “The Standing Committee on Calendars It will meet every three days for an evaluation of the state of the pandemic where it will discuss what additional measures need to be taken, “the Liga NOS explained in a statement published yesterday afternoon.” The meeting also agreed on the immediate suspension of all training sessions and the recommendation that all professional soccer workers adopt social containment measures, so that they can quickly resume normal sports activities, “the League reported. General Directorate of Health of Portugal (DGS), yesterday there were already 78 infected by the COVID-19 in the country and 69 of them are admitted. The coronavirus has caused different reactions in the different major leagues of the continent. In Portugal and Italy have opted for the complete break while in England, Germany Y France football will continue, although it will be done behind closed doors.England. The Premier continues without public but with free PPV, by Alberto MuñozAlthough Leicester Y Arsenal are quarantined (late at night it was known that Arteta tested positive), the Premier League will not stop. For this day, it is planned that all the games will be played behind closed doors except those that concern the two aforementioned clubs, which will have to find a date in the calendar. The more than likely cancellation of the Champions Y Europa League It makes it easier to place those games during the week. “If we are considering suspending major events, it is not because of the sport itself, but because of the burden it places on public service,” he said. Boris johnsonBritish Prime Minister, who for the time being parked the problem. As an extraordinary measure, the televisions with broadcasting rights announced that they will allow the subscribers of the clubs and all those fans who have paid for a ticket to a match of this day who will be able to watch the matches of their respective teams for free on their televisions. . On the contrary, to avoid crowds of people in bars and pubs, they have been prohibited from broadcasting the meetings of the day.Italy. Series A, stopped until April with two infections, by Mirko CalemmeItaly live a tragic moment with the coronavirus: in the country there are more than 15,000 infected and, obviously, the whole sport had to stop. The government closed all stores except food stores and pharmacies and banned any sports competition until April 3, however, leaving a window open for international competitions, which will also be suspended soon. As expected, the infected also came to the A series: the day before yesterday Juventus announced that his defense Daniele Rugani The test was positive and yesterday 121 people from the Bianconan entity, including players, were quarantined. The Sampdoria, this Thursday, announced that he suffers COVID-19 one of his footballers, Manolo Gabbiadini. The blucerchiato team will be quarantined, and they do the same too Inter Y Verona, last rivals, respectively, of the Vecchia Signora and the Genoese. “Juventus also wants to give its help,” declared the president. Agnelli, “respecting the rules, I am in isolation at home, and doing something else, with a fundraiser for our health personnel”.Germany. The next day is held behind closed doors, by J. C. Menzel
The challenge of salvation is not, for him FuenlabradaI challenge anyone. It’s a challenge for old rockers. For seasoned footballers in the category (even in the First) over the years exercising, more than ballast, as an ally. Experience counts. And for Fuenla, it is a key factor. With an average age of 27.8 years, it is the seventh most veteran staff of Second. Only Albacete, Racing, Oviedo, Cádiz, Elche and Rayo surpass him.The age difference between the leaders in seniority, Albacete, and Fuenlabrada is small. Only one year. It’s not much. With the youngest team in the category the distance is greater. He Almeria is the ‘yogurt’ of Second. Just 24.9 years on average. Fuenla has almost three. Of the 25 men that José Ramón Sandoval has on his staff, eight are above the age of thirty. They are Mikel Iribas, Hugo Fraile, Chico, Oriol Riera, Biel Ribas, Cristóbal Márquez, David Prieto and Juama Marrero. These last three are already above 35. David Prieto and Juanma Marrero, in fact, have already reached 37. The captain is, of all the footballers who have already played in Segunda this course, the sixth oldest. Cifuentes, Nino, Rubén Castro, Casto, Yuri and Linares are the ones who surpass him. It is striking, however, that Juanma He is one of the players who has competed the most with his team this season. Also Hugo Fraile (33 years old), Biel Ribas (34), Cristóbal (35) or Iribas (31).And it is that the performance in the Torres of this army of experienced footballers has been extraordinary. So much so, that all of them, the ones mentioned above above 30, except for Chico and Riera, were already on the squad for promotion to Segunda. A success within the reach of very few. An achievement only for old rockers.
Rumors about Mbappé’s future have soared in recent days after AS reported on Leonardo’s pressure measure, which is willing to let him go free in 2022 if he doesn’t renew, rather than accept any offer for him over the summer. from 2021.About his suitors, as is logical, any great world club would be interested in having Mbappé, although the French crack has never hidden his preference for Madrid, a club he was close to reaching when he signed for PSG and with whom he has winked constantly.The call of Klopp that they assure on this website has occurred adds another rival in the recruitment by the player, who If he maintains his pulse of not renewing his current contract with PSG (ends in 2022) he will be the center of all the rumors in the coming months. The Parisian team is willing to offer him a contract that places him at the same salary level as Neymar (above 30 million net per season), so the club that wants to hire him will have to approach that offer. Jurgen Klopp, according to the French website le10sport.com, has called Mbappé’s father to find out the situation of the French crack and assess whether it would be possible to approach his recruitment for the current European champion in the future.This website, however, also states that despite Klopp’s first-person call to the footballer’s environment, the English team would have few options to tackle a contract of this magnitude. They assure in this French medium, which is also echoed in England, that other teams such as Real Madrid, Juventus, City or United are the ones with the most options to make an operation of these economic characteristics viable.
Asked about the Eibar players’ statement, in which they confess fear of returning to activity, he said: “We understand your concern, because your priority, like that of the Government, is health. It will be played again when the conditions are right, but we have already walked the path to prepare it. ” José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, Minister of Culture and Sports, did not dare to give a date for the return to the soccer league competition, although he assured that “all parties have already done their homework. ”Rodríguez Uribes appeared before the media after the Council of Ministers to explain the Government’s plan to alleviate the effects of the crisis of the coronovirus on Culture, but he was also asked about the return of the football competition: “We have drawn up a protocol and we have worked together with the Federation and the League from the Higher Sports Council. Also with other federations, but the return of the tournaments will depend on the health authorities“
The star of the English group Son Heung-min has been conducting navy coaching within the Marine Corps of his nation (South Korea) since April 20. As they level out in South Korea, his disposition and his good work led him to be the chief of his squad throughout all maneuvers As well as, he has obtained excessive marks within the workouts till he turned the very best recruit in his class, thus successful the Philseung Prize, with which he has posed in images supplied by the military. Photos of Tottenham’s star in navy service The star of the English group Son Heung-min has been since April 20 conducting navy coaching within the physique of marines of his nation (South Korea). The Tottenham footballer achieved an ideal rating in an train associated to psychological resistance, accustomed to withstanding the stress of elite soccer and in addition, his purpose in entrance of the purpose appears that it additionally happens with firearms, managing to shoot down all of the targets throughout capturing observe. “Son Heung-min bought quite a lot of good scores. We didn’t give it to them. It was an goal analysis,” An official assures the Chosun newspaper to disclaim any indication that it was propaganda.That if, due to the coronavirus, Son couldn’t get pleasure from his ‘commencement’ within the military with any member of the family or buddy like the remainder of the recruits. Based on the native press, this coaching has ended however not the entire course of and the Tottenham participant nonetheless owes 544 hours of volunteer work with a purpose to finish his service to the nation.After this coaching interval, Son will have the ability to fly again to London to rejoin coaching with Tottenham after passing the obligatory 14-day quarantine for anybody coming into the nation. The subsequent mission of the adorned recruit is Son? Let the Spurs enter Europe if the Premier League returns. The star of the English group Son Heung-min has been conducting navy coaching within the Marine Corps of his nation (South Korea) since April 20. See gallery The star of the English group Son Heung-min has been conducting navy coaching within the Marine Corps of his nation (South Korea) since April 20. Heung-Min Son attended the 2018 Asian Video games with a transparent objective: to get the gold to ‘lower’ a obligatory navy service that may go from two years to only three weeks. The South Korean obtained the medal for his nation and, profiting from the halt because of the coronavirus, he determined to finish this coaching and in addition with a be aware.The footballer has already been licensed after spending a number of days with the Ninth Marine Brigade of the South Korean Military at his amenities on Jeju Island the place he has educated his capturing with firearms, bayonet workouts, particular person fight, marching with weapons and even first help.
Bournemouth signs Afobe BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP): Bournemouth has added more firepower in their bid to survive in their first season in the English Premier League, signing Benik Afobe from second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers for a reported fee of £10 million ($14.5 million). The 22-year-old Afobe is a former Arsenal trainee, who has represented England at youth and under-21 levels. He has scored 10 goals in 27 matches for Wolves this season. Bournemouth announced the signing yesterday, with chief executive Neill Blake saying Afobe is a “consistent threat in front of goal” and that his “pedigree as an Arsenal Academy product must also not be underestimated”. Bournemouth are 16th in the 20-team Premier League, four points above the relegation zone. Shah to appeal against suspension ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah will appeal against his suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told the ICC yesterday and the game’s governing body will now form a tribunal to hear Shah’s appeal. Shah was suspended last month after his ‘A’ sample contained a banned substance – chlortalidone – which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list. Local reports say Shah took his wife’s blood pressure medication without knowing that it contained the banned substance. During his suspension Shah cannot participate in any international match or games organised by the PCB or its affiliated members. Wawrinka wins Chennai Open CHENNAI, India (AP): Stan Wawrinka won his fourth title at the Chennai Open yesterday with a 6-3, 7-5 win over upcoming Borna Coric of Croatia. Fifteen aces and trademark backhand shots helped the top-seeded Swiss dominate against 19-year-old Coric, the youngest player in the world’s top 50 at No. 44. It was the fourth title in five finals for 30-year-old Wawrinka, who had finished runner-up in 2010 and won his first title in 2011 at the hard court venue. He also won in 2014 and 2015. Wawrinka saved all five break points even as Coric, playing his maiden ATP final, failed to put up the kind of fight that saw him win three-setters in four previous matches.
TORONTO (AP):Top-ranked Serena Wil-liams rebounded to beat Italy’s Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 yesterday in the first round of the WTA Tour’s Rogers Cup.The 21-time Grand Slam winner won a day after sister Venus Williams was eliminated in straight sets by Germany’s Sabine Lisicki.Also yesterday, France’s Alize Cornet upset ninth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3,6-7 (2), 6-4, qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia beat 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, and No. 11 Ekaterina Makarova of Russia topped American qualifier Anna Tatishvili 6-3, 6-3.Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka beat Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-4 and Germany’s Angelique Kerber beat Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi 6-0, 6-1.After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany’s Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 in their first-round match.”I really had an off day,” Venus Williams said. “It was definitely a long wait and tough to not warm up. My opponent and I were under the same conditions, and she played really well.”Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled in the women’s half of the draw and Venus Williams and Lisicki didn’t take the court until after 10 p.m. local time.When they did, the 14th-seeded Venus Williams was not sharp, giving away more than a half-dozen points on double faults. Lisicki was strong in her service game and rarely made the kind of mistakes that cost her opponent.Fans who waited out the rain tried to encourage Williams during her struggles.”Against Venus, you have to play well to be able to beat her,” Lisicki said. “You have to be ready and fight for every point, and I’m very pleased with my performance.”rain-delay ritualLisicki looked at the draw and knew she had to be prepared from the start of the tournament. She did not know she would have to wait more than three hours from the scheduled start time to get going. Instead of her usual rain-delay ritual of pingpong, the 24th-ranked player in the world played a game of UNO. After being so dominant against Venus Williams, Lisicki might have to try that again.During the match, some fans cheered on Lisicki, but many tried to encourage Venus Williams as she struggled.”It’s hard to just, first round, play a player who doesn’t give you any rhythm,” Venus Williams said. “Just a tough draw and bad luck.”
After winning a point in the US Open final and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer.Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled towards the stands. And moments later, Djokovic shook his right arm, bloodied by an early fall, and screamed, “Yes! Yes!” to celebrate a missed forehand by Federer.Djokovic appeared to be all alone out there in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, trying to solve Federer while also dealing with a crowd loudly supporting the 17-time major champion proclaimed “arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport” during pre-match introductions.In the end, Djokovic handled everything in a thrill-a-minute final on a frenetic night. Thwarting Federer with his relentless defence and unparalleled returning, Djokovic took control late and held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Sunday to earn his second US Open title, third major championship of the year, and 10th Grand Slam trophy in all.”We pushed each other to the limit,” the No. 1-ranked Djokovic said, “as we always do.”Djokovic, who is 63-5 in 2015, including 27-1 at majors, said he understood why the crowd backed Federer – but hopes to someday get that sort of support.”You do let sometimes certain things to distract you,” Djokovic said about interacting with the fans. “But it’s important to get back on the course and go back to basics and why you are there and what you need to do.”He certainly was able to do that.unreachable shotsContorting his body this way and that, sneakers squeaking loudly as he changed directions or scraping like sandpaper as he slid to reach unreachable shots, Djokovic forced the 34-year-old Federer to put the ball into the tiniest of spaces. Federer wound up with 54 unforced errors, 17 more than Djokovic.Another key statistic: Djokovic won 10 of the first 12 points that lasted at least 10 strokes.Perhaps the most pivotal of all: Djokovic saved 19 of the 23 break points he faced, while winning six of Federer’s service games.”Some of them, I could have done better, should have done better,” the second-ranked Federer said.From late in the third set to 5-2 in the fourth, Djokovic took control against a wilting Federer by claiming eight of 10 games. Federer made one last stand, breaking to get within 5-3 and holding for 5-4, but a forehand return that flew long left Djokovic as the champion, pointing to his heart.- AP