This is how Liverpool arrives at the tie against Atlético

first_imgLateral Keys in attack, but manifest a weakness.The sides, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are key in the offensive game. You have to control them to limit the offensive flow. In arrivals, in centers and in the blow to stopped ball. Deep, behind them appears a great weakness to explode. Especially behind Arnold’s back. If Van Dijk is a colossus, Gomez is a fast central with a lot of capacity to recover. The deployment of its sides forces the centrals to multiply and cover, many times, more than the account and in a tie the stress situations for fear of receiving a goal are different. Vertical and fast players like Morata or Correa can damage them. The flanks offer, in addition, situations of superiority because the lateral ones receive little aid and the team undresses before the backlash, accumulating many players in situations of attack. But Arnold is the main weak point. A weak defender with less habits and mentality than his teammates in the rear. In the goal, Alisson is a guarantee.Midfield. Henderson has regained his best level.The captain is again a key piece and, again, opposes player of the year in England. The Klopp mix is ​​a commitment to control and energy. It is a line of less glamor, but tremendous effectiveness and push. Fabinho is ahead of the rear and the team has celebrated his return. The Brazilian just got out of an injury. In his absence, Henderson acted more as a pivot and complied, although some doubted him. The captain has regained his place with the discharge of the former Monaco and lives a very sweet moment. Next to them, Wijnaldum appears on the left. All technically good, but with a superior engine. In addition, you can add the versatile Milner to cover any hole. The best thing for Klopp has been to verify that without Fabinho, Henderson has worked as an alternative, with Oxlade-Chamberlain as a replacement.Simon Stacpoole / Offside & nbsp; (Offside via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>1173908640 Salah, Sané and Firmino celebrate a Liverpool goal.Simon Stacpoole / Offside (Offside via Getty Images) Gomez tunes in with Van Dijk.Liverpool have conceded only 15 goals against in 25 games of their championship. During the month of December, after Matip’s injury, Joe Gomez settled down in ownership with Van Dijk and, since that time, Liverpool has become a goal-scoring machine to zero. Matip’s knee injury presented a problem that Klopp has come out gracefully. A goal has since received in the championship with Gomez with Van Dijk on the axis. The defense has hardened, although it still grants situations. However, most rivals have failed to punish him. For example, in that 4-0 over Southampton, where the port team had clear chances in the first half. To forgive against Liverpool is to die. It is a ruthless team to the extreme. It requires aggressiveness and maximum concentration to take advantage of every opportunity it allows. These options, above all, are presented with the equalized marker and in the first minutes, something whose use was once a sign of red and white identity. Later, Liverpool begins to carburet. Liverpool stands as one of the most fearsome rivals on the continent less than a week after facing Atlético. The current European champion lives his momentum leading with absolute superiority his league, where he has subdued all his rivals. He does not know the defeat in the domestic championship and is the least thrashed team. Coldly, it doesn’t seem like the best time to cross your path, but Liverpool also has weaknesses that Simeone knows and will try to exploit. So far in the Premier they have not been able to do it. Of course, it is one of the most complete and fastest teams on the world stage, and not just in the attack. The Klopp team is on its way to breaking the legendary Arsenal record of 49 undefeated games in the same league, it would be the first time with the denomination as Premier League.CARL RECINE & nbsp; (Action Images via Reuters) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>SOCCER-ENGLAND-LEI-LIV / REPORTAlisson, Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.CARL RECINE (Action Images via Reuters)center_img Attack. Firmino is now the key to surprise.Liverpool comes to the duel with Atlético with everything in favor. Even Klopp was able to give his players a break in the FA Cup last week. Although the state of euphoria is a bad advisor. The level of inspiration of his attack trio is tremendous. And now Firmino is the key man. The Brazilian acts as a false nine with an amazing altruistic performance. Sacrificed, assistant and playing with great cunning and intelligence. Orient the attacks so that others end them. Play without obsessing with the goal, while building others. It seems that Mané will arrive. The trio strives to be unpredictable, something to be deciphered, but so important is to escape the pressure they do after losing the ball. The threat, above all, is for the player who receives from behind. Preventing them from recovering soon after loss is the first countermeasure so that the trio does not accelerate. Naples already did it on the first day of the Champions …If you want to enjoy the ambience of the Champions in the Metropolitan Check the available tickets here: Atlético de Madrid – Liverpool (02/18/2020 – 21.00).last_img read more

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CJ sets August 23 to rule on 2nd House-to-House challenge

first_img– lawyer argues Justice Patterson’s June 11th order unreasonable, voidBy Jarryl BryanGuyana’s High Court on Tuesday heard the case brought by former National Toshaos Council (NTC) Vice Chairman Lennox Shuman, challenging the ongoing House-to-House process on the grounds that it will disenfranchise large sections of the population, including indigenous people.Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev DatadinDuring the hearing before acting Chief Justice Roxane George, Shuman’s lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin, argued strongly against the process. Datadin cited case law to argue that the order to start House-to-House— issued by former Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman Retired Justice James Patterson— was void.According to Datadin, this is because Patterson was unconstitutionally appointed in the first place and specific orders he made, once brought to the court’s attention, could not stand up. In addition, Datadin described the former Chairman’s decision as irrational, considering the fact that since the December 21 passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), GECOM knew it ought to prepare for elections.GECOM Attorney Roysdale FordeDatadin noted that at the time, and despite the possibility that they would have to carry out elections, GECOM moved towards House-to-House, despite a schedule that would have exceeded the time frame. In addition, Datadin noted that GECOM had received a legal opinion from its legal officer, Excellence Dazzel, telling it that it would have to update the voters’ list and not create a new one.He pointed out that the GECOM Chairman should have made his decision on H2H while catering for whether the CCJ might rule the way it actually did, that the NCMwas validly passed and elections must be held. Justice George noted that by Datadin’s reasoning, Patterson therefore gambled that the CCJ would rule against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).Datadin informed the court that since Patterson should have been aware of the possibility that GECOM would have to hold elections in three months, but he chose to ignore that possibility and plough ahead with H2H Registration, his order was therefore unreasonable.Solicitor General Nigel HawkeHowever, GECOM’s lawyer, Roysdale Forde, and Solicitor General Nigel Hawke endeavoured to counter this argument. In Hawke’s case, he noted that GECOM was preparing for House-to-House anyway, and it is not a case where Patterson woke up one morning and decided to issue the order. Hawke also argued that this matter should be left to the political actors and that the courts should not interfere.Meanwhile, Forde cited a section of the National Registration Act, which he claims contemplates House-to-House registration as the means to update the List of Electors. According to Forde, Datadin did not prove that the law does not allow for House-to-House.In his rebuttal to Hawke’s submission, Datadin argued that they are not interfering with GECOM’s independence but rather, they are seeking to have GECOM act within the law, by holding elections in three months as specified by the Constitution. Datadin cited case law to emphasise that the court can— and should— question the legality of the actions of constitutional bodies and act accordingly if the law is being breached.The order issued by former GECOM Chair Retired Justice James PattersonElection modeIn an interview with this publication outside the court, Datadin noted that the NCM should have put GECOM in a different mode, instead of carrying on as though nothing had happened. And he noted that the de facto officer doctrine cannot protect Patterson’s issuance of the order.“The order that was made on June 11 and took effect until July 20. The de facto doctrine really saves complete acts. This was not complete as yet because it took place in the future by which time he had been declared unlawful. But the decision was irrational and unreasonable. Everyone in Guyana knows where we are and what we’re doing”.“On December 21, when we had a No-Confidence Motion, we know that what follows is elections in three months. Now if you say it went through the court system, well it was on pause. On June 18, when the courts ruled, then you know you have to hold elections in three months. You’re embarking on House-to-House, that’s going to take half a year or more”.Datadin also pointed out that Patterson’s House-to-House order was issued before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) invalidated the former Justice’s decision. Datadin therefore questioned how such a decision could be rational or reasonable.In addition, Datadin noted that the law does not cater for a new round of H2H Registration after the original National Register of Registrants (NRR) is created, but rather, for the list to be updated by continuous registration and Claims and Objections.In an interview with this publication, however, Forde insisted that the law does cater for House-to-House. Moreover, he was hopeful that the September 18 date can be extended, something Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has repeatedly poured cold water on.“There’s nothing in the CCJ’s decision that limited elections to September 18. We’re currently in the time period where the National Assembly as the body in the Constitution with the authority, has to meet and extend the date for national elections. That would have to be a decision made by the political parties,” Forde said.“There is no law which says there is only one time a list can be compiled. It speaks about database. But we’re speaking about the Official List of Electors. The list has to satisfy a number of requirements. Persons must be resident at the date of qualification. So how can GECOM comply with the law which says persons must be resident to be able to vote and you have persons not resident, living all over Guyana? Does that list comply with the constitutional requirements?”Patterson’s National Registration (Residents) Order of 2019, setting July 20 as the date for GECOM to commence House-to-House and for it to conclude on October, was gazetted in July. However, the order was signed by Patterson since June 11. The CCJ invalidated Patterson’s appointment via its ruling on June 18, with the retired Judge stepping down from his post at GECOM soon after.The Chief Justice set August 23 as the date for her ruling on Shuman’s case. Meanwhile, the Christopher Ram’s case against House-to-House will be ruled on today.last_img read more

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Documents reveal new details in bitter Caster Semenya-IAAF battle

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the South African runner’s appeal of the international track body’s testosterone rules at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in February. They were released in redacted form four months after the hearing after both parties agreed.In the documents, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion also described her “atrocious and humiliating” treatment before and after her first world championships in 2009. Just 18 at the time, she was subjected to two intrusive “gender-verification” tests without her consent, she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA gynecologist said the IAAF then pushed for the young Semenya to have surgery to cut off her testosterone. The gynecologist pushed back against the IAAF. Semenya reluctantly agreed to take hormone-suppressing drugs.Here are some more details from the court documents: MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 20% of NBP inmates die every year PLAY LIST 03:4520% of NBP inmates die every year00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess THE TREAMTENTSemenya took the oral contraceptives for five years from 2010-15 and said they caused a myriad of unwanted side effects: weight gain, fevers, a constant feeling of nausea and abdominal pain, all of which she experienced while running at the 2011 world championships and 2012 Olympics. A South African track team doctor said the medication also affected Semenya’s mood and ability to train and she was “visibly depressed.” The doctor, Philda de Jager, said the medication caused Semenya’s metabolism to go “haywire” and she displayed symptoms of a menopausal woman.During the treatment, Semenya said the IAAF also accused her of deliberately not taking the medication and manipulating her testosterone levels in the lead-up to major championships, something she also denied. She had to have two sets of blood tests every month and unannounced random blood tests over the five years. Her overall feeling, she said, was of being treated like a “lab rat” as the IAAF experimented with medically reducing athletes’ testosterone.“BIOLOGICALLY MALE”The IAAF waited until the closed-doors hearing at sport’s highest court in Switzerland to argue Semenya and other athletes with certain “differences of sex development” (DSD) conditions were “biologically male.” Now 28, Semenya was born with the typical male XY chromosome pattern and a condition that results in male and female biological characteristics and testosterone higher than the typical female range. She was legally identified as female at birth and has identified as female her whole life.She called the IAAF’s “biologically male” assertion “deeply hurtful.”Stephane Bermon, the head of the IAAF’s medical and science department and chief architect of the testosterone regulations, testified. Under cross-examination by Semenya’s lawyers, Bermon conceded he had made false statements. In one of his concessions, he acknowledged that not every athlete with a so-called 46 XY DSD condition who underwent testosterone-reducing treatment like Semenya returned to track.At the court hearing, the IAAF produced research to show the unfair advantage it says elevated testosterone gives Semenya and other 46 XY DSD athletes over females with typical levels. Two of the three judges accepted the evidence — one found for Semenya — leading to the IAAF winning the case by a 2-1 majority of the panel.ATHLETE CONSENTPart of the IAAF’s testosterone research came from a study Bermon led using more than 2,000 of the world’s top athletes’ blood samples taken at the 2011 world championships in Daegu, South Korea, and the 2013 worlds in Moscow. The samples were taken for anti-doping tests at the time and used years later by Bermon for a study to support rules regulating natural testosterone. The IAAF was asked to provide consent forms from the athletes that their medical samples could be used for the later study. The IAAF refused. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEMENYA’S STORYIn witness statements, Semenya described extensively for the first time her experiences around the worlds, her first major championships, in Berlin a decade ago.She said South Africa’s track federation sent a gynecologist to perform tests that included an examination of her genitals and taking blood samples without telling her what they were for. After she won the world 800 title, the IAAF conducted more tests on the then-teenager at a German hospital. It was “an order by the IAAF” and she was given no choice, Semenya said.It didn’t stop there. Semenya agreed in 2010 to take hormone-suppressing medication — oral contraceptive pills — but only after the IAAF said she could only continue competing if she medically reduced her natural testosterone. Semenya was put on medication the year before the IAAF first introduced highly contentious testosterone regulations. She was still a teenager.Greta Dreyer, a South African gynecologist treating Semenya, testified the IAAF “made it clear” at the outset that its “preferred treatment” was surgery. Dreyer said she resisted and said if Semenya should undergo any treatment it should be hormone suppression. The IAAF denies that any athlete is forced to undergo surgery under its rules but surgery is one of the treatments the world body recommends alongside oral contraceptive pills and hormone-blocking injections.ADVERTISEMENT US defense will face greater challenges in knockout round Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport FILE – In this May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa’s Caster Semenya competes in the women’s 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Court documents released publicly for the first time this week reveal previously hidden details of Caster Semenya’s 10-year battle with the international track body. In them, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion said the IAAF accused her of intentionally running slowly at times to mask the alleged advantage she has from her elevated natural testosterone. She angrily denied the accusation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents.Semenya angrily denied the accusation.ADVERTISEMENT Reacting to allegations of unethical research, Bermon said athletes had consented to their samples being used for “anti-doping research” and the testosterone data was helpful for that. The fact that it “shed light” on other issues was irrelevant, Bermon said.FUTURE TESTOSTERONE RESTRICTIONSBermon revealed some of the thinking behind the IAAF’s decision to apply the testosterone limits to some events — track races from 400 meters to one mile — and not to others, even when its own evidence indicated there were testosterone advantages in other events.The IAAF explanation was simple: It targeted the events where 46 XY DSD athletes like Semenya were prominent. Bermon said other events would have testosterone limits applied to them if six to eight athletes with a 46 XY DSD competed in the event for three to five years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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