No. 2 Central Arkansas Deals Straight-Set Win Against No. 3 Sam Houston StateNo. 2 Central Arkansas Deals Straight-Set Win Against No. 3 Sam Houston State

first_imgSet ThreeAnderson was on fire for UCA compiling seven of the teams 14 kills en route to a 25-12 victory over the SHSU. After four lead changes at the beginning of the set, Central Arkansas began separating themselves following a kill from Armstrong and an ace from Doss that placed the Sugar Bears ahead 12-9. UCA allowed just three more points throughout the remainder of the set while Savannah Allen sealed the match with her fifth kill of the afternoon. Samantha Anderson registered a match-high 15 kills for a .419 attack percentage in the Sugar Bears three-set victory over SHSU. Haley Tippett joined Anderson in the scoring barrage adding in 10 kills of her own along with 13 digs for her 14th double-double performance of the season. Emily Doss poured in 21 digs for the UCA defense, while her teammates combined for eight blocks, two of which were unassisted. Sam Houston State’s attack was led by Taylor Cunningham who registered 10 kills to go along with seven digs and an ace. The Bearkat offense ran through Jaclyn Ward who dished out 26 of the team’s 28 assists. Madison Wallace and Ashley Lewis provided two aces each for SHSU. With the win, the Sugar Bears will now take on No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin Sunday at 3:05 for the tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. The championship match can be followed on ESPN+, available via and the ESPN app. Set OneDoss led the Sugar Bear’s defensive efforts with nine digs that were key in limiting the Bearkats to a .077 hitting percentage. Tippett and Bailey Waddington collaborated for seven of Central Arkansas’ 13 kills in the opening set, while Elizabeth Armstrong delivered eight assists for the Sugar Bears. Each team collected two aces and a block, but it was a pair of kills from UCA’s Samantha Anderson and Kellen Dunn that helped secure a 25-20 victory for the Sugar Bears. 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox Score | PhotosNATCHITOCHES, La. – No. 2 Central Arkansas punched their ticket to the championship match of the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-12) sweep over No. 3 seed Sam Houston State Saturday afternoon at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Set TwoWith the set locked at 19-19, Central Arkansas created a late surge comprised of a 6-2 scoring run that resulted a 25-21 victory. UCA’s .343 attack percentage was bolstered by Anderson’s five kills on nine attempts, while Armstrong handed out nine assists. The Sugar Bears committed just three errors in addition to four blocks, which stalled the Bearkats. Cunningham registered five kills of her own but was unable to make up the difference for the Sam Houston State.last_img read more

Stable Notes By Ed Golden – Friday, May 29, 2020Stable Notes By Ed Golden – Friday, May 29, 2020

first_imgHARD NOT TO LOVE IS READY FOR SANTA MARIAGRADE II SANTA MARIA ADDS STATUS WITH CE CEHONOR A.P. TO BREEZE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYSHOULD BE A QUICK HONEYMOON FOR PARKOURHOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP SET FOR 82ND RUNNING JUNE 6HARD NOT TO LOVE MATURES FOR SANTA MARIABeaten as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade I Beholder Mile on March 14, Hard Not to Love is out to make amends in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for fillies and mares, three and older, at 1 1/16 miles.The four-year-old Hard Spun filly was second to burgeoning Ce Ce in the Beholder after setting the pace until approaching the stretch run, losing the lead past the quarter pole.The one-eyed bay showed her readiness for the Santa Maria with a bullet five-furlong workout last Sunday in 58.80.“She came out of the work really well,” trainer John Shirreff’s said. “We had a little (racing) delay here, but other than that, she’s been running on a pretty consistent basis.“I think that has helped her mature. Last time she drew the one hole so I hope we get a better post position Sunday.”She didn’t. She drew the rail again.Hard Not to Love has been favored in four of her seven races, the last two at odds-on. She has won five, with one second and one third for earnings of $488,480.The Santa Maria gained in prestige and anticipation when trainer Michael McCarthy and owner/breeder Bo Hirsch entered streaking Grade I winner Ce Ce, setting up a rematch between her and Hard Not to Love.Ce Ce also was being considered for the Grade I, $600,000 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park on June 13, but when all the i’s and t’s were dotted and crossed, they opted to remain at home.Ce Ce, a four-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality, out of Hirsch’s Grade I winning Miss Houdini, captured the Beholder Mile before traveling to Arkansas where she edged Ollie’s Candy by a head in the Grade I Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park April 18.Overall, Ce Ce has four wins from six starts with earnings of $726,600 and is three for four at Santa Anita. Victor Espinoza, who has ridden her in all six races, will be aboard again in the Santa Maria.The Santa Maria, race seven of eight with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Hard Not to Love, Mike Smith, 9-5; Ce Ce, Victor Espinoza, 3-5; Fighting Mad, Abel Cedillo, 6-1; Horologist, Flavien Prat, 8-1; and Kaydetre, Brice Blanc, 20-1.HONOR A.P. WORKS FOR GRADE I RUNHAPPY SANTA ANITA DERBYHonor A.P., likely to have a rematch on June 6 with undefeated Authentic in the Grade I Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, is scheduled to work towards that goal early tomorrow morning.The son of Honor Code was a willing second behind Authentic in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes March 7, beaten 2 ¼ lengths although less than fully cranked.Mike Smith, who has ridden the ridgling in each of his three starts, is on record as saying Honor A.P. “had a foot injury so we were going into the San Felipe probably 75 to 80 percent, if that.”John Shirreffs concurs.“We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare,” the trainer said. “We got him fit enough to run, but not 100 percent.”A field of five currently is in prospect for the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby: Authentic, Honor A.P., Peter Eurton trainee Shooters Shoot, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or trained by Blaine Wright, and Rushie, a Florida-bred son of Liam’s Map conditioned by Michael McCarthy. Rushie, winner of two of four starts, was second by 10 ¼ lengths to undefeated Charlatan in a one-mile allowance race at Santa Anita on March 14.The Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, to be decided at 1 1/8 miles, headlines a spectacular program of seven stakes on June 6, including the Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup; the Grade II Santa Anita Oaks; the $150,000 Cinema Stakes; the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes; the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes and the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes.LOOKS LIKE A FAST HONEYMOON FOR PARKOURParkour has not raced in more than two months but the speedy daughter of Carpe Diem has been working forwardly towards Saturday’s Grade III Honeymoon Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf.On paper, she figures to be contesting the pace with Peter Miller’s fleet-footed Laura’s Light.“She’s got a lot of speed and uses it,” trainer Richard Mandella said of Parkour, owned and bred by LNJ Foxwoods. “We have high hopes for her although she’s been a little rough around the edges; she’s got to get more professional. But she’s getting better as we go, I’d say.”Meanwhile, Mandella termed the condition of United and Jolie Olimpica “very good” after their respective victories in the Charles Whittingham Stakes and the Monrovia Stakes on Memorial Day weekend.Mandella has the Grade II Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on United’s agenda Aug. 22.The $100,000 Honeymoon, race seven of nine with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Guitty, Brice Blanc, 8-1; K P Dreamin, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Fashion Royalty, Jose Valdivia Jr., 30-1; Croughavouke, Umberto Rispoli, 8-1; Laura’s Light, Abel Cedillo, 5-2; Little Bird, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Red Lark, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Parkour, Mike Smith, 7-2; and Stela Star, Flavien Prat, 2-1.SANTA ANITA RESTORES THE HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP NAMESanta Anita Park will restore the name of the Hollywood Gold Cup to the prestigious race for older horses when it will be run for the 82nd time on June 6th.  The race had been called the Gold Cup at Santa Anita since moving to the Arcadia track in 2014.“The Hollywood Gold Cup is one of the most storied races in all of American racing and we are right to remember it,” said Aidan Butler, Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group.  “Beginning when Seabiscuit won the inaugural in 1938, it has attracted some of the finest older horses in the world.  Even though Hollywood Park doesn’t exist anymore, this race does, and it deserves to be linked to its grand past.”The 2020 Hollywood Gold Cup is part of a blockbuster day of racing on June 6 at Santa Anita, headlined by the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby.  The Gold Cup is contested at the classic American distance of 1 ¼-miles on the dirt for a purse of $300,000.  Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso shipped in from New York to win last summer’s Gold Cup, a precursor to his win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic that cemented his Eclipse Award as the year’s top older horse.FINISH LINES: What looked like a walk in the (Santa Anita) park to the jockey title for Flavien Prat last Sunday turned into a tightrope trek after Abel Cedillo won four races Monday, including the Gamely Stakes on Keeper Ofthe Stars, giving 31-year-old trainer Jonathan Wong his first Grade I triumph. Prat still holds a comfortable 62-51 lead at the meet that has 12 racing days remaining and concludes June 21, but prior to Cedillo’s Grand Slam, it was a seemingly insurmountable 60-44 . . .LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:No Slo Mo (Glatt) 5-29-20Kris’ Wild Kat (Baltas) 5-29-20Shadow Sphinx (Baltas) 5-29-20Lane Way (Mandella) 5-28-20Perfect Dude (Outside) and Huge Bigly (Glatt) 5-28-20Toinette (Drysdale) 5-28-20Justinian (Baffert) 5-28-20Honor A.P. (Shirreffs) 5-27-20Authentic (Baffert) 5-27-20Charlatan (Outside) and Crystal Ball (Baffert) 5-27-20Bellafina (Callaghan) 5-27-20Ce Ce (McCarthy) 5-24-20last_img read more

Troy Parrott needs game-time at Spurs to cement spot in Stephen Kenny’s sideTroy Parrott needs game-time at Spurs to cement spot in Stephen Kenny’s side

first_imgTROY PARROTT is an Ireland hopeful whose reputation precedes him.Schoolboy football watchers in Dublin were sure he was going places from the moment he started banging in the goals for Belvedere.1 Troy Parrott of the Republic of Ireland shoots to score in an under-21 clash with SwedenCredit: SportsfileAnd he was not even 12 months at Tottenham when Spurs fans wondered if Mauricio Pochettino was going to put the 16-year-old in their Champions League final-bound team.An Ireland debut followed last November, while four goals in four appearances for Stephen Kenny’s Under-21s whetted the appetite for what could happen in future.And the thing that might be easily forgotten — if Jose Mourinho did not keep reminding everyone — is that Parrott is still only 18 and has just two years of full-time training in him.But his talent was always there.HOT PROSPECTHe started playing with Sheriff, then Stella, before moving to Belvedere — all clubs local to his Buckingham Street home — and Ireland call-ups soon followed.Ireland Under-19 boss Tom Mohan remembers seeing and hearing about him long before he had an opportunity to work with him.He told SunSport: “I first had Troy against Wales in 2018 but we would have regular international manager meetings and Jason Donohoe was always talking about the performances for the Under-15s.“You’d know of him from the Kennedy Cups, he was a hot prospect.”MOVED UP QUICKLYJust as now, he was then comfortable playing in older age groups with Colin O’Brien taking him to the Uefa Under-17 Championships in England in 2018 even though he was still the right age for Under-16.Not long after that, he was again called on to play up an age — for the Hano Cup at Richmond Park.The charity five-a-side tournament, in memory of St Pat’s fan Niall Hannigan, is over 18s and Parrott, then 16, helped his team to victory.Few copped that the guy scoring all the goals for the Malthouse Pub team was on Spurs’ books though, within six months, he was joining Pochettino’s travelling squad for Champions League games.NEVER FAZEDIreland Under-17 manager O’Brien reckons Parrott’s attitude is a key part of how he has risen so quickly.O’Brien told SunSport: “Nothing really fazed him as regards opponents or where he had to play. He always took that in his stride.“The thing with Troy was we always knew his ability but his work-rate was incredible.”It is something that new Ireland boss Kenny has also seen.BRILLIANT FINISHERParrott is viewed as an out-and-out striker by Spurs, though Kenny used him as a playmaker and even on the left wing for the Under-21s.The fact he bagged four goals in four games in that time shows that taking him further from goal does not impact on his finishing. Kenny said: “Troy is a No 9. He is a brilliant, brilliant finisher and he has great instincts for getting into goal-scoring opportunities.Troy ParrottBorn: February 4, 2002 in DublinPosition: StrikerClub: Tottenham Hotspur (joined from Belvedere in 2018)Contract: Until 2023First team debut: September 24, 2019 v Colchester UnitedFirst team appearances: 4International honours: Capped at Ireland Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, Under-21 and Senior level. Member of the 2018 UEFA Under 17 Championship squad.“He smells his chance and he has a different way of scoring goals.“He wouldn’t be ecstatic about moving to the left but he’s a team player, too, he puts in a shift for the team. And he scores brilliant goals.”GOOD ATTITUDEAnd Mohan, who briefly managed him in Parrott’s flying visit to Under-19 level — when still Under-17 — on his way up to Under-21s, also hailed his team ethic.Mohan told SunSport: “Troy has been one of the most-talked-about players in Ireland but he has a good attitude and temperament so he doesn’t really let that bother him.“He just wants to play. He’s at an important stage of his career and he’s hungry to play first-team football but he’s just 18 and we’ve got to be mindful of that.“But his chance will come because he’s a hard-working lad.”SENIOR DEBUTThat work ethic led to his last Ireland Under-21 cap last November against Sweden.On the bench for Mick McCarthy’s senior team against Denmark having made an impressive debut versus New Zealand the previous week, Parrott was keen when asked to play for Kenny’s Under-21s the next night.Kenny said at the time: “When someone of his ability comes along, you definitely play him.”Now all eyes will be on what Kenny does with him when international football restarts later this year.NEEDS TO PLAYThe new Ireland gaffer has already said he will select his team based on who is playing for their clubs.But he will surely hope that Parrott can kick on at Spurs.A first start came in the Carabao Cup under Pochettino last September, followed by a cameo in the Premier League against Burnley under Mourinho last December.MORE IN SPORTCommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut Parrott has only made two appearances, one in stoppage time and one in the FA Cup, since then.A loan to Charlton to get first-team action was scuppered by Uefa regulations which meant Spurs could not claim him as a ‘homegrown’ player if he moved at that time — and Tottenham know they have something special.Parrott signed on his 16th birthday and was recently awarded a new contract. Mourinho may not be in as big a rush as everyone else to see him play but the signs are he will be around for a long time.last_img read more

Bulldogs needs to open up in attack: LambBulldogs needs to open up in attack: Lamb

first_imgThe Bulldogs will enter the new year as one of the most under-pressure teams in the competition after coach Des Hasler survived an emergency board meeting in October to keep his job.But Lamb insists it’s time for his ex-Kangaroos roommate Hasler, who fights for a new contract next season, to deliver a premiership.”We’re a successful club. The last grand final that we won was 2004. We’ve been in two (grand finals) since and have gotten beat. We need to win,” Lamb told AAP.”We want to celebrate like the Sharkies did last season. That was a magnificent game last year, every grand final has been magnificent over the last three-to-four years. We want that.”And to do so, the three-time premiership-winner believes Canterbury need to take a leaf out of the team that ended their finals run in the first week in September.The Panthers almost dazzled their way into a fairytale grand final on the back of an enterprising style of play, but ultimately fell two games short after being ousted by Canberra.Lamb reckons the Bulldogs are a top-four team.”I don’t want to question what Dessie does on the field because he’s been very successful as a coach,” Lamb said.”But for me, Penrith came out 6-4 down at halftime against us in that elimination final, they scored four-to-five tries in that second half because they threw the ball around.”That proves that these days you need to attack more than you defend.”Lamb said he and Hasler have mended their relationship after Lamb questioned whether the former Manly coach understood the club’s famed ‘Dogs of War’ culture.Hasler came under more fire later in the year, surviving a sensational post-season board meeting that ended in board member Steve Mortimer stepping down from his role.”I had a meeting with Des, we spoke about it, we shook hands after it,” Lamb said.”When you know a person since 1986 as a roommate on a Kangaroo tour, it’s hard to put a knife through a friendship. But it’s not about what I want – it’s about what the club wants.”And that’s to be more flamboyant in the game itself.”last_img read more

Lewas captain, coach confident ahead of qualifierLewas captain, coach confident ahead of qualifier

first_imgWith Siaka appointed to lead the 14-women squad to Samoa, the elated new captain beamed at the Lewas’ prospects in the upcoming regional qualifier.“The girls are feeling good following our full training routines and going to the gym in preparation for the regional qualifier against Japan and host country Samoa,” said Siaka.“We have both experienced players and fresh new talent on board to regain our confidence and top spot in the East Asia Pacific region.“If we keep focused and go through what we have prepared for as a team, we can make it to the top as a team,” concluded Siaka.Coach Maha, who will be guiding the Lewas in his first ICC EAP Regional Qualifier, commented on Siaka’s appointment as captain.“The selectors have chosen the best leader for the job. In my opinion, she is the best captain in Port Moresby cricket,” said Maha. “Her experience will instill confidence in the team, particularly for our new intakes from the outer regions of PNG.”The CPL PNG Lewas’ coach further added that the squad has been working hard on their techniques, with a lot of emphasis placed on strength and endurance.“We have a huge chance, but we must not be too relaxed or overconfident. We need to continue to remain focused on what we have prepared so far and on the task ahead of us,” remarked Maha.Both captain and coach thanked major sponsors City Pharmacy Ltd group of companies, Cricket PNG, longtime supporters Pure Water and their respective families and friends for their ongoing generosity and support.The women’s national cricket squad will go head to head against Japan and host country Samoa in the regional qualifier. The team that finishes on top of the table will progress to the global qualifier for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in England.The CPL PNG Lewas depart Port Moresby for Samoa tomorrow, July 12, with the tournament kick starting on Friday, July 15.last_img read more

Arda Turan leaves Basaksehir and seeks new destinyArda Turan leaves Basaksehir and seeks new destiny

first_imgArda Turan played on December 1 his last minutes as a Basaksehir player. As reported by the Turkish club this morning, this Sunday, the player and the president met to terminate the contract that united them. “We would like to thank Arda Turan, one of the most important players in Turkish and international football on a hundred occasions, their efforts and we wish them success in the rest of their career, “added the Ottoman city as a whole. He wants to retire at GalatasaraySince the Istanbul club they have already made it clear, they want Arda Turan to finish his career at the Galatasaray and the Turkish midfielder also seems willing. Fatih Terim, former coach and now coach of Galatasaray, publicly acknowledged his intention to return. “Arda is an important figure for Galatasaray. I don’t know what will happen in January, as we will. Arda is a fan of Galatasaray. Our club always hugs her children. I think Arda Turan deserves to retire here,” he said.The Turkish team will try to sign this winter market with what Arda is not expected to rejoin, as such, the ranks of Barcelona. With the culé set he has six months left on his contract and is not expected to demand a price in a possible move.Internal sources in the Besiktas they also ensure that Eagles They think about the signing of Arda Turan. Abdullah Avci, the Besiktas coach, has a very good relationship with Arda. Avci was the coach of Basaksehir Last season. The contract that has been terminated was the transfer with which Arda Turan is again a player, for all intents and purposes, of FC Barcelona. The Turk has a contract with the Blaugrana team until June 30.last_img read more

The ‘other’ Saponjic of EuropeThe ‘other’ Saponjic of Europe

first_imgThe Bundesliga is not saved either. Fiete Arp (Bayern); Raffael (Gladbach); Pascal Köpke (Hertha); Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig-Hertha); Dawid kownacki (Fortuna Dusseldorf); Yoric Ravet (Freiburg) and Taiwo Awoniyi (Mainz) they haven’t seen a door yet. The Saponjic case is just one more example of a forward who He still doesn’t know the goal’s honey this season. But the line that separates the success of the failure for a tip is its link with the goal and if you don’t score you don’t succeed. In LaLiga there are up to nine players plus the Serbian striker of Atlético que have not yet been released in an official match. Curiously one of them has rojiblanco past: Adrián López (Osasuna). In addition, from the former player of Porto, they are also on the list: Mariano (Real Madrid); Enric Gallego (Getafe-Osasuna); Quique (Eibar); Rony Lopes (Seville); Oliver Burke (Alavés); Cucho Hernández Y Pablo Chavarría (Mallorca) and decimated by injuries, Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia). The most striking case is that of the Portuguese soccer player of Seville whose performance is light years away from the one he gave in the Monaco. In France, the most flagrant case stars Timothy weah. Signing franchise of Lille, which does not end up having continuity beset by injuries. In Ligue 1 either they have wet front Thierry Ambrose (Metz) and Anastasios Donis (Reims) Another ‘acquaintance’ of AtletiIn Italy, there is another surprising case. An old acquaintance of Atlético, Nikola Kalinic, has disputed ten games with Roma without scoring, almost a year without drilling the rival goal (the last one did it just with the Girona mattress shirt in the Cup).center_img Alireza Jahanbakhsh is an Iranian player of Brighton which took almost 500 days to score his first goal in the Premier after breaking scoring figures in the Dutch league. Ivan Saponjic It hasn’t been that long without marking, not even a year ago-his last goal dates back to May 11, 2019 with the Benfica subsidiary– Although if you still do not enjoy opportunities with Simeone you can emulate the tip of the Brighton It is not the only case in Series A. They stand out Matteo Politano (Inter-Naples); Lukasz Teodorczyk (Udinese); Florian Ayé (Brescia); Alessandro Matri Y Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo) and Mattia Destro (Genoa). Droughts in the PremierIn the Premier there are also sounded cases although some players have enjoyed more minutes than Saponjic. It draws a lot of attention Dwight gayle Y Andy Carroll, who haven’t scored yet for the Newcastle. The case of the first is bleeding since last season scored 24 goals. Meanwhile, Carroll has almost one hundred goals in his long career in England. Other players illustrious attackers are: Emiliano Buendía (Norwich); David McGoldrick (Sheffield); Jordon Ibe Y Arnaut Danjuma (Bournemouth); the former of Granada and Malaga Isaac Success (Watford); Matej Vydra (Burnley); Che Adams (Southampton) and Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), which adds a lonely goal in the last season and a half.last_img read more

Boredom Binge ’- AS.comBoredom Binge ’-

first_imgBetis is a good team. He treats her well with the ball. I will not name the players you have. We knew we would suffer without the ball. We had our chances, but lacked precision. In every game you play life. We have to do our job and the remaining 14 matches, be serious. I hope we find the goal. Today we threw eleven times, but only once at the door. They four and two at the door. That is work, conviction. I have an honest and honest team. We lack that in the end. Have some more calm.Does the draw face the match against Celta?You have to go to Vigo with the lights on. And with the needs we have here. It is not worth doing caballas to see how the week goes. Let’s see how we recover those who are touched. You have to see how it goes. We will go with the mentality of the team that plays the descent.What is missing to win out?We defend better than what we attack. We need that end. We give every day more work to the offensive facet, because the defensive we have more assumed, assimilated. Offensively is where we are in debt. It is what we lack.What do you think of the play by Alex Moreno?Did you see my attitude, miss? I calm down, perfect. It’s football It is done. You asked that question 18 years ago and … bitch … but now … calm down. I do not know what happened. In the areas there is a mess, in that it was. There is nothing. I don’t complain I will never.In the last play he has not granted the advantage law …If I am an arbitrator, I do the same… that we can get into trouble. Neither did Braithwaite go alone. I was with one next to me. It is difficult to be a referee. I would have done the same.Good match of Soriano.Juan has been doing well for three games. With little work It was good today. But he did well. With Juan and with Pichu. Also with Lombo. It’s young … I have it warm there.What happened in Borja’s red?I saw nothing, I saw one of the physios on the floor. The referee showed him the red one and that’s it … it’s hard. Everyone wants to win. I don’t want to give it more importance.How do you manage not to leave the descent?Nothing, giving it naturalness. When we were 6 of salvation it was like that. While we depend on us. Not doing drama when lost, or euphoria of triumph. I don’t think about it anymore. In case of course you have to win. Today we have that bittersweet taste. You are with the accounts in your head …Why don’t you get Oscar holder?We have 25 players and everyone has to play. If Oscar left ask for another … It is one of those coach attacks, which removes the best according to the criteria of journalists, but the coach arrives, who is crazy and decides according to what he sees all the training and does not put it …What do you think of the schedule?The truth is that they are curious. We have very nice schedules. If it is not Friday it is at 12: 00 … today at two … Nothing happens. -J. Martin ChangesLoren Morón (45 ‘, Guido Rodríguez), Barragan (45 ‘, Emerson), Bryan Gil Salvatierra (54 ‘, Eraso), Oscar Rodriguez (54 ‘, Kévin Rodrigues), Tello (72 ‘, Joaquin), Roger Assalé (81 ‘, Hard) There are matches that tie their contestants and the jaded wins. It was the case of this tie to zero between Leganés and Betis. A binge of boredom. The locals dominated the points, but it could end with a visitor triumph if it were not for the interventions of an attentive Soriano. The guard, owned by Sevilla, stopped Rubi’s in the second half after a start without a trace of the outsiders. On the Madrid side, the effervescence of Braithwaite was insufficient. Fair point. Borja Iglesias was expelled for pushing a physio from Lega in ’93.I was sweating Butarque when the ball rolled. It was not the spring temperature. It was scary. Imported in radio waves from the other Seville. The one of Pizjuán. That one that almost lets itself be overcome by Espanyol in the prologue of this duel. Emergencies squeezing the desires of an armored Leganés in the middle that began briskly in prudence, without risks and much cement in the face of this parody of Betis ‘stunned’. What an obsession with bland tenure. What a tostón.The plan also collided with Guido and Carvalho, rusty pulleys that left the Verdiblanco attack unpublished. Nor did the Lega look mordant, although he did go around Joel’s borders more, with Braithwaite transmuted into a mocking imp to fiddle between the gaps of Bartra and Mandi. Two clear ones he had until he forced the most obvious. Recio marred in the area a good service of the ram in overtime. Topped stumbled. And in between, mess. Estrada waited three minutes at a possible hand of Alex Moreno. Penalty that seemed, but did not whistle. Then he added two. Unheard.It was not Rubi. At the break he removed Guido and Emerson and took out Barragan and Loren. He revived Betis and Aguirre responded with Bryan and Oscar. Change that envied the big and resulted in hectic game, but without bubbles. Ruibal touched 1-0, but scored an excellent against collective. Soriano broke up another of Channels that almost herd Borja if it wasn’t for Silva’s intervention. Already with Tello (Joaquin was cheered) Soriano again scored Aleñá’s goal in an ugly epilogue for the gresca that led Borja in the red.Rubi: “It is usual to stay with ten”How do you know the point?It has been a bad first time, where Leganés has made us feel uncomfortable. In the match there was a chance to score. Ugly match. I’m getting annoyed. I wanted to win. It’s not easy here, the Leganés is winning. But I’m getting annoyed.What do you think of Borja’s red?I have not been able to see it. The intention he had was to play fast and by removing the ball, it has surely displaced the boy. And he has taken the red one. It’s a classic to keep ten even the last play.Hasn’t the idea of ​​Guido-Carvalho convinced you?It is evident that in the first part we have not been comfortable with or without the ball. You had to change things. You had to put a more creative center of the field. The change has been good for him. With Barragán we have sought to have more exit from outside and we have also reduced the risk of reds for the yellow ones that the substituted ones had.Does it look far from Europe?Whenever I finish a game, I worry about things that could go better. What we are not going to do is faint. We want to approach the top positions. For us it will not be missing, although there is great distance. -J. MartinAguirre: “We need to finish better”How did you value the match?I liked my team in the first part. In the second we try to find depth. We had the first one, but it already became a round trip. The draw is fair. Each one fighting with their weapons, with their elements and needs.The match was ugly.center_img CardsReferee: Xavier Estrada FernándezVAR Referee: Ricardo de Burgos BengoetxeaEmerson (25 ‘, Yellow) Guido Rodríguez (35 ‘, Yellow) Braithwaite (65 ‘, Yellow) Rubén Pérez (73 ‘, Yellow) William Carvalho (75 ‘, Yellow) Bryan Gil Salvatierra (86 ‘, Yellow) Aitor Ruibal (86 ‘, Yellow) Borja Iglesias (92 ‘, Red) Oscar Rodriguez (93 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

Thiago: “I don’t know what Kepa lives, but he’s a great goalkeeper”Thiago: “I don’t know what Kepa lives, but he’s a great goalkeeper”

first_imgThiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich midfielder, did not hesitate to praise his teammate in the Spanish national team Kepa Arrizabalaga, and He told Efe that he is “a great goalkeeper“The Chelsea goalkeeper is not going through his best moment at Stamford Bridge, accumulating five consecutive substitutions and being displaced by the 38-year-old Argentine Willy Knight. On a possible call of the goalkeeper for the European Championship this summer, Thiago did not want to get wet and said he is convinced that “the coach will make a great choice“Thiago also spoke of the match against Chelsea and stressed the importance of having scored goals away from home.“It is very important to score goals away from home, but above all win. We have made a great game, deserving of victory, it has been very bulky, worse very positive for us“.” This is the Champions League and we go game by game, now it’s time to enjoy with people and to think about the league match“, he concluded, when he was questioned by Bayern’s favoritism in the Champions League. After Bayern won Chelsea 0-3, Thiago, headline in the match, attended Efe and valued the figure of Kepa. “He is a great friend and I love him very much. We make good crumbs in the selection and here too“the midfielder explained to Efe after they were seen chatting and joking together in the warm-up after the match, along with also the Spanish Pedro Rodríguez.”I don’t know what the exact situation he is living (Kepa) is in Chelsea. Kepa is a great goalkeeper“he added.last_img read more

Radiography of Madrid after seven months: the goal and the defenseRadiography of Madrid after seven months: the goal and the defense

first_img12 Militao (992; 17th)Another example of a player surpassed by demand and expectations. The 50 million investment today it seems too many. Militao, who despite this has made a fix in the calls of Brazil, has not threatened the welfare states of Ramos and Varane. Starting with him, Zidane’s men have won six games, lost four and tied one, with a slightly favorable goal balance: 17-16. He has not scored or assisted, while in Porto, in 2018-19, he made five goals and distributed four assists. The coronavirusLogically, also in sport, it has been a turning point. The season of Real Madrid, in the midst of many doubts, she was stopped by the health crisis after seven months of competition. Until then there was an alternation of light and shadow. The balance is good in goal and defense: 35 goals against in 39 games (0.89 on average) and 14 goals (18.18% of the total) and 18 assists in attack. Areola (674; 20º)Better sensations than data, which is still worthwhile being where it is. Has fitted 9 goals in 8 games (1.12 on average) and he has scored 3 doors to zero (37.5%). His stop percentage is discreet, 59.09% (that of Courtois, 72.92%), but in the club he has really liked his adaptation to the role of second goalkeeper. Worker, collaborator for the good atmosphere of the locker room, his transfer until June might not be his end at the Bernabéu. 5 two Marcelo (1,495; 11th)It still does not recover its old level, but streaks has offered better impressions than last season, the one that put him in the pillory. For it Zidane has put a cable in it, in the antipodes with the Brazilian of a Solari who promoted Reguilón. Statistics portray his offensive assets and his defensive debts: with him Madrid scores every 38 minutes and fits every 28; without it, every 77 and every 127. 2. 3 Carvajal (2,910; 5th)It has gone from less to more, losing even in the last stretch of 2019 the ownership in the Selection. Madrid, however, has missed him when he has not been: four wins and three losses without him. Its hierarchy and importance, in fact, led Odriozola to leave on loan in January. Mendy (1,638; 10th)One of Zidane’s big bets in terms of reinforcements, completely successful in view of its performance and how it has fallen into the hobby. Mendy has been presented as a rock in defense and a pylon hammer in attack, the heir to a left lane for which Marcelo, however, promises to fight. Nacho (641; 22º)His most difficult season since he settled in the first team. A difficult knee injury, the level of Ramos and Varane, and the commitment to Militao (€ 50m) have heeled him. Zidane recognizes his values ​​and his worth, but It has only taken him in nine games, three of them in the Cup. His versatility has helped him, acting six times on the sides.center_img 6 Sergio Ramos (3,033; 2nd)The captain, reliable although with some lapse in defense, as in the recent night of Villamarín, has differentiated himself since August in functions of ‘9’. With 7 goals, he is, equal to Rodrygo, the second top scorer of a template with wet gunpowder. 4 Varane (3,000; 3rd)The most regular of the Madridista back line. The knee has respected him, has found regularity, exceeded 300 games in white and taken a step forward in responsibility when it comes to taking the ball. To that we must add three goals and one assist. 3 Courtois (2,865 minutes; 6th of the squad)This more than half a year has proven his signing (around 35 million) and silenced the memories of Keylor Navas. The Belgian’s records are unquestionable: 26 goals in 32 games (0.81 average) and 15 goals to zero (46.87%). Zamora, after Casillas’ in 2007-08, is again a real goal in Madrid. 13 one Odriozola (434; 23rd)Weighed down by the weight of the shirt, With errors as notorious as his unnecessary expulsion in the Mallorca debacle, he went on loan to Bayern in winter. In Munich it has hardly fared better, only 70 minutes, But it is still his great opportunity to demonstrate what led him to Madrid and La Roja.last_img read more