Iñigo Martínez: “These moments are rarely lived”

first_imgIñigo highlighted the capacity for suffering in Elche Y Tenerife with drugstores and penalties to circumvent rivals of Second: “The work of the team has been brutal, very few teams would have turned around in Elche with one less and, based on sacrifice and wanting, we knew how to get the game forward and today the same, with the lines together, long suffering back because they filtered many passes. “Mirandés, Granada and Real in the hype this Friday: “Anyone will be complicated, no one expected these four teams in the semi-finals. We have a great opportunity to reach the final.” The international defender said that “this is not paid, it remains for a lifetime how we received the fans, we owed it.” The greatest joy of rojiblanco to date: “Yes, of course, these moments are rarely lived, it is increasingly difficult and we with even more reason.” Iñigo Martínez he couldn’t hide his share of joy after the crush of the Athletic before him Barça: “It has been a past, a barbarity there have been three seconds that I could not even react to the emotion and I did not believe it, I have seen everyone run and enjoyed,” said the central ondarrutarra just after the game. “I want to enjoy with my family and I don’t care about the semifinals rival, we have faced Barça, one goes on and the other stays. ““We have all suffered and paddled in the same direction, we have seized the opportunity we have had,” insisted the central, who remembered that there is nothing left but to tie the males to an opponent like Barça: “With Barça you have to suffer, even with Madrid, you stayed at the doors, even more. They have had their chances, but they have not taken advantage of them.”last_img read more

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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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Kevin: “I wish Bale were on my team, it’s differential”

first_imgThey arrive at this appointment with another face after winning Sevilla.It was a balm, we finally breathed. I haven’t seen the team so happy in a while. I think it is another stone to add to the wall we are building.Why doesn’t Celta just work?By name you will not be up, you have to get to the field and prove it. So far we are not doing it and it is time to reflect. I think we can grow and in recent weeks we are competing well, deserving more points than we have.Is there fear that Aspas will see the fifth yellow and cannot play against Leganés?We have to think about the game he is playing now. La Real won in Copa a couple of weeks ago and we also have a chance to win. What are we going to say about Iago? He always helps us with goals and reading the game well. In the first round he had to cover Vinicius. What analysis does the Brazilian do? He will be the headline again at the Santiago Bernabéu.Hopefully he can take the position of Mallo. The truth is that it is a curious fact that of the thirteen matches in First, three are against Madrid. I hope there are more times.How do you remember last year’s experience?It was complicated for me because it came from an injury and I was out of competition. In the third minute I had to go from right to left side due to Juncà’s injury and the profile change was complicated. In spite of everything, we did a good defensive job, although it cost us to get up. Was your game tougher on a personal level?Playing at the Bernabéu is always very demanding. They are very high level players that take you to the limit.It was his turn to cover Asensio, Bale and Vinicius. Which was the most complicated?They are quite similar players in that they are very physical, but I think all Madrid players are brutal physical portents. They are very runners, have great driving skills and are very good at almost everything. I could not say which was the most complicated because everyone has their own.Bale is getting a lot of criticism. What do you think of Welsh?I wish he were on our team, he is a player out of series. Physically it is a wonder and has a lot of goal. He is a very differential player.center_img What match do you expect?We want it to be a disputed match and that it is open for both fronts and that in the end it can fall on our side.Is playing with five back a defensive strategy?I don’t know what we are going to do yet. The coach analyzes well what we can best according to the style of play of the rival. He is a player who likes to face and bargain. He is Brazilian of pure strain, although it is true that he does not find the goal as easily as Bale, but it must be tied shortly.Hazard returns, have you studied how to mark him?He is a very complete player who has a good dribble, a good finish and finds good passes. It has very good characteristics. It is among the best extremes in the world.last_img read more

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Official: Juve-Inter and five other Serie A matches, behind closed doors by the coronavirus

first_imgDespite the optimism he leaked this afternoon (and the statements of the president of the region Lombardy, Attilio Fontana), in the end Juventus-Inter, decisive match for the fate of this Series A, it will be played behind closed doors.The Italian League made the decision official tonight, announcing that five matches on day 26 will be played without a public Due to the emergency coronavirus: Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa, Parma-Spal, Sassuolo-Brescia and the great match between bianconeri and nerazzurri. Lazio-Bologna, Naples-Torino, Lecce-Atalanta, Cagliari-Roma and Sampdoria-Verona will be played normally, since they will take place far from the sources of contagion. “Playing behind closed doors is forced ”, said the CEO of Inter, Giuseppe Marotta, “but, as Andrea Agnelli said, the health of citizens comes first, so, although reluctantly, we accept this decision.” Calcio, then, will live a day with half of his fields without a public: a situation never seen before.The two games postponed: March 11The Verona-Cagliari and the Torino-Parma, which were suspended due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in northern Italy, were reorganized by March 11.last_img read more

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UEFA also for the Champions and Europa League

first_img“In light of the events of the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and the decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competition matches scheduled for next week are postponed “. With this statement the highest body of continental football announced the suspension of the Champions League and Europa League meetings scheduled for next week.There is no reference to the Euro Cup in the statement, but his future will be decided at the meeting called by UEFA for Tuesday. In principle, the future of club competitions was also going to be discussed there, but before it occurs, it has taken as a preventive measure to suspend the day scheduled for next week. Tuesday will probably expand Until now, UEFA had resisted a general postponement, although it had had to allow the suspension of Europa League matches between Spanish and Italian teams (Seville-Rome and Inter-Getafe) as direct flights between the two countries were interrupted. However, the other six round of 16 matches were played behind closed doors. The first four second leg matches of the Champions League last two days had also been played. In fact, Liverpool-Atlético was played with the public and with the presence of more than 3,000 athletic supporters when Spain had begun to take severe measures to combat the epidemic.He had also postponed the matches Manchester City-Real Madrid and Juventus-Lyon, because the players of the Spanish and Italian teams were in quarantine for the positives of the white basketball player Thompkins and the bianconero footballer Rugani. If however, hHe had kept the other two, including Barcelona-Naples.last_img read more

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Federer gets mad at Roland Garros and will keep his Laver Cup

first_imgWithin the letter, the Laver Cup exhibits its shock at the situation of Roland Garros on the calendar on the identical dates of its celebration with all tickets bought. “The world of tennis has recognized at the moment that the French Tennis Federation intends to maneuver Roland Garros from September 20 to October 4 because of the influence of the coronavirus COVID-19. These dates overlap with these of the Laver Cup 2020, with all tickets bought and scheduled for September 25-27 at the TD Backyard in Boston.From the Laver Cup they declare that they’re analyzing the state of affairs, though for the second they verify that they will keep the date initially deliberate. “This announcement has come as a shock to us and our colleagues at Tennis Australia, america Tennis Federation (USTA) and ATP. This creates many questions for us and we’re analyzing the state of affairs. Proper now we would like our supporters, sponsors, media, employees, volunteers, gamers and the good metropolis of Boston. know that we intend for the Laver Cup to happen on the date already scheduled. ” The controversy continues because of the postponement of Roland Garros to September because of the coronavirus pandemic. After the complaints of the gamers and the US Open, which will finish per week earlier than the beginning of the Parisian Grand Slam, now comes the criticism of one of many tournaments immediately affected by this determination: Roger Federer’s Laver Cup.The group of the match, during which one of the best tennis gamers in Europe are measured in opposition to one of the best tennis gamers in the remainder of the world, expressed its disagreement with this information by way of a press release aired hours after the Roland Garros announcement.last_img read more

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The headquarters of the US Open will be a field hospital against coronavirus

first_imgThe United States Tennis Affiliation (USTA) formally reported tonight that the services of the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart, venue of the US Open match, will be used to home 350 hospital beds, quickly, and put together meals packages throughout the coronavirus pandemic.USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier stated that an space the place the indoor courts are positioned will start to grow to be a medical facility beginning tomorrow, Tuesday.New York state and native authorities search to extend their hospital capability by 87,000 beds to allow them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that the majority aggressively impacts the whole state of New York. Widmaier added that the kitchens at the Louis Armstrong Stadium, the second largest capability enviornment in the advanced internet hosting the Grand Slam scheduled to happen in late August, will be used to organize 25,000 meals packages per day for sufferers, staff, volunteers and kids of the metropolis.The USTA initially stated it could hold the advanced open for folks to take classes., they will follow or play tennis.However the group modified its thoughts quickly after and introduced the closure of the advanced to the public., since there was no level in doing sports activities actions when quarantine has been carried out all through the metropolis.Native and state authorities are already working in the set up of a giant hospital in the iconic Central Park space.last_img read more

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MLS creates a platform to fight COVID-19

first_imgThe MLS is joining with its television partners in the United States, Canada and throughout the world to offer serious content programming to its fans in the coming weeks. The league is using the technology to gather the soccer community during this period social distancing through a plan made for participation for fans, which includes dynamic programming and innovative new content experiences.“Bringing our community together of the Major League Soccer, as long as we stay apart, it’s the spirit of MLS Unites, “said the MLS Commissioner Don Garber, in the statement. “During this challenging moment in history, I know the soccer family will get ahead, because it always does when we need each other the most.” Garber noted that “together with our fans, players, teams and partners, we are going to shed light on what can be done, and on the heroes who lead the way.”Meanwhile, all MLS teams, 26 this season, the twenty-fifth in league history, follow making donations so many monetary like food delivery through the various local charities.He Atlanta United, with its owner Arthur Blank at the helm, has converted on the MLS team that greater contribution has given so far by delivering, with his foundation “The Arthur M. Blank Family”, $ 5.4 million (4.9 million euros) in long-term and immediate relief recovery assistance funds for organizations that are providing critical support in the states of Georgia and Montana. The Foundation will award five million (€ 4.5 million) to The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a fund established by the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.While the owner of the MLS team in Charlotte, David Tepper, through the David A. Tepper Foundation, he donated $ 2.65 million (2.4 million euros) to help the local community. Charlotte’s team won’t start playing in the league until next season 2021, without the colors and logo still defined.Other equipment with significant financial donations have been the Columbus Crew ($ 1.5 million / € 1.3 million) and Seattle Sounders FC, current MLS Cup champions, also donated half a million dollars (€ 450,000). The Professional Soccer League (MLS) The United States presented its platform on Monday “MLS Unites” in which stands out all the efforts that players, coaches and teams perform facing fighting at all levels against the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative established in collaboration with the player unions, through the platform, will show the messages and programs important that are taking place during the COVID-19 pandemicin addition to presenting a series of programs involving MLS clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners and fans.According to the statement offered by the league, the “MLS Unites” platform has been established three fundamental objectives how will those of educate and inform, while also trying to offer the maximum of fun with players connected to it to interact with fans.“MLS Unites” will strive to educate fans of the importance of pay attention to messages that the authorities send the entire population oriented to guarantee your safety. While being connected with the players will also serve fans to publicize the relevance they have during the time that the postponement occurs in the competition.In addition also sand they will exhibit and the Actions of the “heroes” of the community, those who every day are on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, such as sanitary facilities, all security personnel, and supplies and cleaning services.MLS is consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada (HC), infectious disease specialists, and other public health entities to receive and share the most current information and guidance. . A essential guide with information on COVID-19 for all fans also available at mlssoccer.com/2020/covid-19, including a graph with six steps for prevent the spread of the virus, as well as more information about mental health, isolation tips, different ways to support relief efforts, and more.last_img read more

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Jerome Boateng, charged against Bayern for fining him

first_imgThe thing did not end in a simple trip. Due to weather conditions unsuitable for driving, The former German international had an accident on the A9 motorway linking Munich and Berlin, where his son is located. He tore his Mercedes apart in a collision with the guardrails. The cost of the damages rises to a total of 25,000 euros and Bayern did not hesitate to act, imposing an economic sanction that will go to hospitals to help fight the coronavirus. “Boateng acted contrary to the FCB guidelines, which regulate the behavior of club players in the current situation in accordance with the mobility restrictions established by the state of Bavaria and the recommendations of the health authorities. Bayern believes that it should be an example for society, “the club explained in a statement. Jerome Boateng has exploded against the financial fine imposed on him by Bayern Munich after wanting to leave the city of Munich despite the strict guidelines issued by the club. “It is sad,” the defender of the German champion was quoted in the Bild newspaper. “I will accept all kinds of fines, as long as they are legitimate. I am also aware that it was surely a mistake not to inform the club about my trip, but at that time only my son was going through my head. He was not in good health. When a son calls his father, it is clear that he gets in the car no matter what time it is. For him I accept and will accept all kinds of fines, in the end he is my son. I would like to see the father not do the same at that time to be next to his four-year-old son. If this carries a fine, well, “he concluded.last_img read more

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“Jovic is in a crisis …”

first_imgMitrovic sends a message of confidence in Jovic. He insists that if the striker plays regularly, he will demonstrate that level that amazed Europe last season while at Eintrach: “He only needs minutes, I am convinced that if he plays several complete matches the goals would come. Now he is in that situation and he has to continue working, that he believes in himself, that he trains and everything else will come. That said, the goals are like ketchup, when you shake it you don’t score and then more comes out than meets the eye. The most important thing is that he works and continues to train, that he is persistent and does not give up. I have told him a few times that he really has everything to be a huge attacker. Playing at Real Madrid also carries a lot of pressure, responsibility and all that, but again I say that he is young, he has many seasons and football ahead ”, settled.Jovic, case closedA thought that permeates the Bernabéu. AS published this Sunday that the club has no doubts about Jovic’s future: “Luka is at the perfect age to grow as a footballer and as a person, signed a contract until 2025 and we have him. The first year is not easy for anyone due to its adaptation to a new country, language and culture, but we know its potential and nobody doubts its possibilities here. “ After several convulsive weeks, Luka Jovic breathes. The Serbian striker (22 years old), who collected criticism and touches from his government after traveling to Belgrade in the midst of the Real Madrid quarantine, now sees how he receives the support of friends in football, as is the case of Aleksandar Mitrovic, striker of the Fulham and Madrid teammate in the national team before being ‘forgotten’ by Tumbakovic. Mitrovic acknowledges that Jovic has not had a good time in his first months at Real Madrid because of his drought. He has only two goals in 770 ‘(one every 385’) and many obstacles: the lack of adaptation to the team game and command of Castilian, bad luck (he has shot twice to the post) and the VAR (two goals annulled by offside). “Luka is in a kind of crisis,” said the Serb in the Butasport newspaper.“When you are a striker, the most important thing is that you are on the field, that is my vision. I don’t think he has been on the field that long and has had opportunities. I was in that situation in Newcastle. You only get the chance five minutes, ten, fifteen, twenty minutes, and during that time you literally try to do what you must to show everyone that you are worth it, especially when you cost a lot of money (60 million). You want to do everything and you burn in that desire “, Mitrovic says. Jovic has only played three minutes in the last seven league games, in the last three he was not even called …last_img read more

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