Duda knows Malaga face the best team in La Liga, when they play Barcelona

first_imgDuda, at a press conference, said his side hope to come out on top against Barcelona when they face Malaga on Wednesday night. “Barcelona cannot complain because they have a full squad and have spent a fortune on the goalkeepers.”  But he praised Claudio Bravo, the goalkeeper who has not let in a goal so far, who used to impress at Real Sociedad before this summer. “I knew I had a big chance to score, the left foot is one thing God has given me.” CEST He says “because we play at home, before our fans”, they may “have luck”, but they know they are facing “the best team in the championship”.  Sport ENcenter_img Upd. at 19:44 “In La Real he has played great campaigns and led the team to the Champions League,” Duda said.  “If we do the things we have been doing, we will have many opportunities,” said Duda. 22/09/2014 The player scored a free-kick against Espanyol to earn his side a draw on Saturday night. last_img read more

Real Madrid confirm the signing of Mallorca’s teenage star Marco Asensio

first_imgReal Madrid have completed the signing of fledgling Mallorca star Marco Asensio on a six year deal. They confirmed the news via a short statement on their website on Friday.  Sam Marsden The talented teenager was a target for Barcelona in the summer, although a deal was never struck between the Catalan club and Mallorca, with differing valuations and payment methods proving a problem. If not, Madrid will look for a Primera Division club to loan him to next season. It is written into the deal that he will not play for Castilla, Madrid’s B team. Upd. at 20:51 CET “The player will remain at R. C. D. Mallorca until the end of the current season.” Asensio, who has been compared to Spanish intetrnationals Isco and David Silva, was thought to be keen on a move to Barça, though, given he grew up as a fan of the club. “Real Madrid C. F. and R. C. D. Mallorca have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco Asensio, who will join our club for six seasons,” it read.  05/12/2014 Asensio, 18, will cost the European champions €3.7million and if Mallorca can gain promotion back into la Liga this season, he will remain there for another year. last_img read more

Marquinhos: “Barcelona and Man United wanted to sign me last summer”

first_img “That gave me confidence. The president and the manager are happy with me. It would be good to renew [my contract] in Paris because I am happy here.” Upd. at 23:07 “Manchester United and Barcelona wanted me,” Marquinhos told French channel Telefoot. Sam Marsden CET PSG boss Laurent Blanc has been signing the defender’s praises recently and suggested a new deal could be on the cards. The Brazilian was rumoured to be top of the Catalan club’s list of central defenders, but the French club were unwilling to sell the Brazilian. Just in case there was any doubt, Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has confirmed that Barcelona did try and sign him last summer. center_img With David Luiz arriving from Chelsea and Thiago Silva already in Paris, it was thought the Ligue 1 champions may have been prepared to let the 20-year-old go, but that did not prove the case. “Those two clubs negotiated with PSG but the club didn’t want to sell me,” Marquinhos added.  Instead, Barça turned to Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen, who is yet to make his first team debut.  01/03/2015 “He is an excellent player, with an exceptional mentality and he is only 20,” Blanc said.  “He represents the future of PSG and for that reason we could not let him leave. We will do all we can to renew his contract.”last_img read more

The latest twist in the Pogba-Man Utd saga from agent Raiola

first_img Manchester United, through executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, have began talks with the Italian side regarding a transfer for Pogba.  If United to do not end up signing Pogba, who started the Euro 2016 final for France on Sunday (a 1-0 defeat to Portugal), they will turn their attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi, who is also represented by Raiola. “There is a lot of talk about Paul’s future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus. He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract,” Raiola told The Times.  United are offering the player a five-year deal with a salary worth around 13.5 million euros per season.  Raiola, who has confirmed there are “various clubs interested in [Pogba]”, said that “maybe he will not leave Juventus in the end.” In addition to those two, United have also completed a deal for Villarreal defender Eric Bailly.  11/07/2016 Raiola has already done business with Woodward and United this summer, with Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Armenian midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan, both of whom are represented by the Italian, moving to Old Trafford.  Pogba, 23, is one of the players who Manchester United and Real Madrid have been credited with an interest in this summer.  The French player, who played for United between 2009 and 2012, would cost the English side around 120 million euros, converting him into the most expensive player in the history of football, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.  EFE CEST Mino Raiola, who represents Paul Pogba, assured on Monday that the midfielder is “very happy” at Juventus and could renew his contract with the Serie A champions.  “There are various big clubs interested in him, but Paul is not desperate to move. We are very happy at Juventus and they are a club that want to keep their star players.” Upd. at 21:47 last_img read more

Guillermo Amor: We want to win it all this year

first_img16/03/2018 IN SPORT.ES CET Sport EN Facing Roma: It’s a good draw, although even if we’d have drawn one of the other sides it would have been a good draw. If you leave the draw feeling worried, then you can’t even imagine how you’ll be feeling on the day of the game. FC Barcelona’s director of institutional relations Guillermo Amor spoke after the Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon, in which his side were picked to face Roma. Upd. at 13:53 center_img What is a failure for Barca? Failure is when you don’t do what you have to do. If you prepare well, compete well but then have bad luck and go out, it’s not a failure. What can be considered a fault is when you relax and don’t compete as you should, but that’s not going to happen.   Fixtures: We always say that it’s better to play the second leg at home. But we’re capable of scoring goals and playing well at home and away. It’s fine how it’s worked out. Guillermo Amor: “Hay ganas de ganarlo todo este año” Treble: We want to win everything. As Barcelona, out objective is to win all three competitions, Champions League included. We are doing well In La Liga, where we’re in a good position, we’re in the cup final on April 21. We will see what happens in Champions League. But you have to take things step by step. You can’t think about final when not you’re not there, you have to focus on the next challenge, which is the quarter final.   Not playing Real Madrid: You never know what’s best, whether it’s better to face a team now or in a semifinal. Everyone left is a difficult opponents. You have to respect everyone because anything can happen over two legs. The Italian sides are reliable, they compete well and as a team they can always beat you. last_img read more

Virgil van Dijk puts Holland in the Nations League final four

first_imgHolland pulled off a late comeback to draw 2-2 in Germany, qualifying for the Nations League final four at the expense of world champions France. Neuer; Süle, Hummels, Rüdiger; Kehrer, Kimmich, Kroos, Schulz; Gnabry (Müller, 66′), Werner (Reus, 63′), Sané (Goretzka, 80′). Incidencias Germany, who suffered humiliating group stage elimination from the World Cup, and then relegation from this group, looked like they were going to get some sense of pride back from beating their rivals Holland, but Ronald Koeman’s side stunned them in the final stages. Ovidiu Hategan (rumano). TA: Hummels (14′), Kroos, (52′), Kimmich, (68′) / Wijnaldum (38′). HOL Sebastián Vargas Rozo Upd. on 20/11/2018 at 10:47 CET 19/11/2018 1-0 M. 9 Werner. 2-0 M. 20 Sané. 1-2 M. 85 Promes. 2-2 M. 90 Van Dijk. Alemania 2-2 “It’s nice that in the end we earned the draw and qualified, the ball fell for me and I hit it wonderfully,” said Van Dijk on Dutch TV. center_img Cillesen; Tete, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Blind; De Roon, De Jong, Wijnaldum (Vilhena, 60′); Promes, Depay, Babel (Dilrosun, 45′) (De Jong, 66′). IN SPORT.ES The Dutch fell behind to Timo Werner and Leroy Sane’s goals, but Quincy Promes struck in the 85th minute and Van Dijk blasted home in the 91st to put them level at the top of Group A1 on seven points with France – Holland win on goal difference in the head-to-head. Van Dijk mete a Holanda en la Final Four ALE Holanda Partido correspondiente a la 6ª jornada de la Nations League disputado en el Veltins Arena bajo la mirada de 50.650 personas. Árbitro MATCH FACTS Nations League – Jornada 6 Goles “This is a reward for hard work. After the poor first half we immediately wanted to recover in the second. We showed character.”last_img read more

Indian football: Brazilian star, Robinho rumoured to join East Bengal

first_imgAdvertisement im2rxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1edfaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E81g( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4wnWould you ever consider trying this?😱y56Can your students do this? 🌚u7by7sRoller skating! Powered by Firework East Bengal seems to be on a roll for the upcoming season of Football for them! After confirming ‘Quess’ as the sponsor and signing a contract for the next 10 years with it being worth 400 crores, they have started with heavyweight transfers.Advertisement The first move was for Costa Rican defender, Johnny Acosta. He starred for Costa Rica in all the 3 group fixtures in the World Cup and played against Neymar. He was confirmed by East Bengal earlier today.Robinho playing for Brazil.Now reports are coming that the Indian side has set their sights on Robinho. The Brazilian International plays for Sivasspor in Turkey. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe like Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan. His price is expected to be around 16 crores. Even though he may be past his prime, he will of importance in the Indian scenario.Advertisement There have also been other rumours of Sardar Azmoun of Iran being linked to the club.Read Also:-Advertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: 9-year old seer Ahaan Kapadia might just become India’s version of Paul the OctopusFootball: Riyad Mahrez finally signs with Manchester City Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger honoured at LMA Awards

first_imgAdvertisement The 69-year-old Frenchman, who left Arsenal in May after a reign of 22 years, was presented with the League Managers’ Association (LMA) Service to Football Award by England manager Gareth Southgate at Thursday night’s president’s dinner at Wembley Stadium.Advertisement LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson said: “Arsene’s contribution to English football has been hugely important to the advancement of the national game since he arrived at Arsenal Football Club in 1996.Advertisement It is our privilege to bestow upon him the LMA Service to Football Award in recognition of his magnificent achievements.“On behalf of his peers in the LMA, I thank him for his dedication to the profession and hope he will continue to have an impact on the game for many years to come.”Advertisement Wenger steered the Gunners to 3 Premier League titles, the last of them in 2003/04 without losing a single game, and 7 FA Cups and twice won the Double.LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said: “The LMA is proud to recognise Arsene’s remarkable career in football management.“The role of the football manager has changed beyond recognition since Arsene’s first match at Highbury in 1996, but his profound influence on the game over the past 22 years means he truly deserves the admiration of his fellow practitioners in football.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Revealed : Why Mourinho refused to watch ManUtd vs PSG

first_imgAdvertisement 1r16aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7r8r8eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euw8k( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gWould you ever consider trying this?😱20vw0Can your students do this? 🌚chn4lRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jose Mourinho surprisingly did not watch his former team Manchester United face European giants PSG in the Champions League round of 16. The reason for that is as unconventional as Mourinho himself – he knows all the players in the Premier League.Advertisement On being asked, “No, I didn’t watch it,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.Advertisement “I watch Manchester United games from time to time, but I prefer to watch other leagues. The Premier League, I know every player in it.”Mourinho was then asked if he’d like to coach in France one day, and gave a positive response.“I can imagine myself as a coach in Ligue 1,” he said.Advertisement “I am a man who has worked in four different countries, I like to know and learn other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.“For now I’m calm, I try to live better with my family and friends and I work to get the right opportunity to go back to training.“Two to three months [without a job] is okay, afterwards it’s more difficult. I hope to have the opportunity to come back stronger.“My project is my project as a person and coach, to improve myself, to be better, to think all days about my profession, which is also a passion. But this is not the time to talk with clubs.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Cricket: Afridi brands Gambhir of having an attitude problem

first_imgImage Courtesy: Deccan ChronicleAdvertisement pk75NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsuwwlmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed6xqj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) an2Would you ever consider trying this?😱c226Can your students do this? 🌚31Roller skating! Powered by Firework In his recently launched autobiography “Game Changer”, Shahid Afridi has launched a scathing attack on former India opener Gautam Gambhir.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Deccan ChronicleThe rivalry between Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir has been very well documented ever since their first tussle. There is evidently no love lost between the two polarising cricketing figures as Afridi dug deep into Gambhir in his book. Afridi wrote:“Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First the curious case of Gambhir. Oh, poor Gautam. He & his attitude problem. He who has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude.”Advertisement The all-rounder claimed that Gambhir had no personality and thought of himself as a cross of Don Bradman and Shane Bond. Afridi did not stop there as he went on to recollect their very first tussle, which took place during the third ODI between India and Pakistan in Kanpur 12 years back.Afridi described his second tussle with the left-handed opener, which took place at the 2007 Asia Cup. He elaborated:Advertisement “I remember the run-in with Gambhir during the 2007 Asia Cup, when he completed his single while running straight into me. The umpires had to finish it off or I would have. Clearly, we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other’s female relatives.”Furthermore, Afridi concluded by stating that Gambhir was not a positive person. He added:“Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman & James Bond. In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (burnt up). It’s simple, I like happy, positive people. Doesn’t matter if they are aggressive or competitive, but you have to be positive & Gambhir wasn’t,” he further wrote in his autobiography.Apart from Afridi, former India mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton had something similar to say about Gautam Gambhir in his autobiography. Upton wrote:“Let’s say his range was 20 to 40 with 30 being normal. When he scored 150, he would be disappointed in not scoring 200.”Read Also:Cricket: Kagiso Rabada set to miss remainder of the IPLIPL 2019 Day 42: KXIP vs KKR Preview Advertisementlast_img read more