Atlético complicates Champions League positions

first_imgBut Simeone has always maintained that the main objective of each course is to finish in the top four, something that so far has achieved tirelessly since the 2012-13 campaign, the first one that the Argentine coach started. It was with a third place prior to the great feat of the 2013-14 season, closed with the league title. He was followed by three more third places until the last two runners-up, where only Barcelona has managed to surpass him. Athletic has seen how its primary objective of the course has been complicating in recent weeks. Since the arrival of Simeone, the rojiblanco team has settled in the mathematical classification for the Champions, something that as the team budget has been increasing has become an obligation to maintain the economic conditions of the institution. However, the results crisis that Atlético is currently experiencing, with five straight games without winning (three of them from the League) have taken the rojiblanco team to sixth place in the standings, something that would leave the team without the maximum continental competition.Although there is still a long way to go, with 16 days still to be played, the solvency with which Atleti has achieved fight with Barcelona and Real Madrid for the League title in recent years and the power with which he has certified his access to the Champions League without complications has disappeared for the moment. Real Madrid, leader of the League, has left at 13 points with his victory in the derby, so fighting for the title seems impossible. Beyond the Blaugrana team, second classified, and Madrid, Atlético’s fight (36 points) is currently with Getafe, third with 39, the same as Sevilla, and with Valencia, fifth with 35. In addition, the rojiblanco team knows that if it continues to click, Villarreal and Real Sociedad come behind, both with 34 points. The athletic consolation is that in the worst year by far with Cholo on the bench, Third place is only one match away.The very poor team goalscoring figures, with only 22 goals scored in 22 games disputed, denote the clear problem rojiblanco face to door. Some shortcomings to which a solution will be sought with the return of key pieces such as Diego Costa or João Félix and the evolution of a newcomer Carrasco. After the defeat at the Bernabéu, Simeone commented: “I have a very competitive squad and we will surely reach the goals we need with the running of the matches if we repeat the role we had in the first half. “Some goals that go through the Champions League and where Atlético needs to take a step forward to return to the place that has corresponded year after year since the arrival of Cholo .Win the title, the other wayAnother variant that Atlético has to certify its classification for the Champions League is to win the competition itself. The rojiblanco team is still alive in the turner and live a top-level duel in the round of 16 against Liverpool. The English, current champions, are the big favorites, but Atlético is growing in the face of these kinds of challenges. Winning the Champions League gives automatic classification for the next course in the hype 1 regardless of the league position.last_img read more

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Laguardia: “We are taking advantages when defending”

first_imgLaguardia said that “sometimes dreams come true and I am very happy to approach numbers of legendary players such as Astudillo, Téllez, Karmona, Pablo Gómez. There are 97 games here and I am very proud. It has rained a lot since those first 3 that I played in Zaragoza. I have not had an easy career, has been full of obstacles but that has made me have a level of maturity that has given me these results. “ The central has, for example, had several operations due to rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.On the defeat of last Saturday in Mallorcacommented that “We knew it was a very important game. Everyone is difficult and you can’t win because you impose your law. Valencia, for example, thrashed out of there. U.S We started the game well, we went to win it. They punished us for an unfair penalty and then they marked us in an isolated play. The team had moments like that opportunity from Lucas on the first play of the second half. We were hurt but now we are looking forward to Sunday. “ The Alavés is 6 points from the relegation places and, in that sense, Laguardia sentenced that “I am calm because I see a very close dressing room. I think we are where we have to be after what we are doing. The margin is within what we will need to add the 40 that can give you salvation. It is clear that we are going to suffer but the costumes are confident. “Alavés has already been called eleven penaltiesThe Alavés is being very punished with the maximum penalties. The concern is absolute with the hands within the area, most committed without voluntariness. In fact, in training, the ways of facing the rivals’ passes are already being rehearsed and, as advised, you have to defend with your hands behind. In short, unnatural postures.Of the eleven penalties that the whole of Asier Garitano has received, seven have arrived by use of arms and hands. Some, such as Manu, Magallán or Duarte in recent days have been to leave their arms loose. They have not sought the ball but the contact has existed and, with VAR or without VAR, they have ended up decreeing.Of the eleven maximum penalties, ten have been far from Mendizorroza (Mallorca, Athletic, Valencia, Granada, Barcelona, ​​Seville and two, respectively in the fields of Osasuna and Real Sociedad). The only one at home was against Betis in the first game of 2020. Pacheco has stopped seven penalties in his four years with Alavés in First Division, the last one, precisely, last Saturday.If Alavés has eleven maximum penalties against him, Mallorca has ten. The other day, also at the behest of the VAR, the Balearic team saw how they annulled a goal by Dani Rodríguez by a previous involuntary hand. Between Pizarro Gómez and Soto Grado they had a complicated Saturday morning. On the hands inside the area, he pointed out that “now it is clear that they all whistle. As I said on occasion, They are forcing all defenders to play with their hands behind and that takes away advantages when defending. But we have no other and we have to get used to the new regulation. The referees are the ones in charge but I think there is no unified criterion. We are doing specific exercises to try to correct these positions, although sometimes they are unnatural. “The weekend comes Athletic and noted that “the statistics are there and Now they are not joining in the league. We will have to do things very well to overcome them Because they are a great team. We know what a match like this means for our people and we know that the fans have it marked on the calendar. Our hobby is always with us good and bad and from the first minute we have to see our need to win. There is no desire for revenge because they beat us in the first round. We had a bad game in San Mamés. There will be times to use the head and you will also need to throw heart. “last_img read more

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The Getafe will file a complaint for the treatment of his hobby

first_imgA video on social networks has unleashed quite controversial. In it, he explains that they are throwing things at them and are evacuating the stadium. Getafe has already taken action on the matter as explained by President Ángel Torres: “We are going to make a complaint and hope UEFA will do something. It is not permissible that our followers and family members have suffered throwing of objects in an area that had children, even babies. The security of Ajax has not done anything until the last minute, when the situation had been repeated several times. ” That’s precisely what they complain about. At the break of the meeting, they already warned the safety of Ajax that they were being unbelievers and that they had thrown some glasses full of beer at them. In the second half there was a time when the situation worsened, and many of the azulones decided to leave the stands. Some scenes were unfortunate with some children of Getafe soccer players crying over the situation. Damián Suárez explained it later on Onda Cero: “My wife called me at the end of the game and told me that they had had enough tension. It is unfortunate that they throw things and more when there are small children. ” It was the grandstand in which family members and club commitments were located. Markel Bergara, who traveled as an amateur, was also in that area.The bulk of the blue fans were in a corner of the north bottom and had no problem. In fact, before and after the game the atmosphere was festive and no incident was recorded. Getafe complains about the passivity of the authorities and that, although it was not something too serious, it did generate a lot of tension and fear. The fact that there were quite a few children in the area further demonstrates the carelessness of that group of Ajax fans.last_img read more

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Barca midfielders throw five times less outside the area than Madrid

first_img“Barça midfielders do not suck”. It is more than a vision of an amateur or some technician involved. It is a tangible reality in data. And if compared to the leader of the competition, Real Madrid overwhelms. Anyone who remembers the Classic of the first round will count a Madrid bombing from outside the area with Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos and Isco finishing off against Ter Stegen against Messi’s skirmishes against the world.The matter can be moved to the regular course of LaLiga with very striking records. These are the figures of Barça midfielders: average of midfielders’ shots, 9.22; average of shots within the area, 5.56; average shots outside the area, 3.67; average of shots at goal to goal, 3.56; and half goals, 1.56.And these are the figures of Madrid midfielders: average total shots, 34.43; average of shots within the area, 13.57; average shots outside the area, 20.86; average of goal shots, 11.57; and half goals, 3.29.Does that mean Madrid midfielders quintuple in shots outside the area Barcelona flyers and triples them in goal shots, total shots and shots within the area. The statistic considers De Jong, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Arthur, Aleñá, Rafinha, Riqui Puig and Collado as Barça midfielders; and Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Modric, Isco, Lucas Vázquez and James as midfielders of Madrid.There are really significant data. De Jong has once pulled out of the area for the 49 shots outside Kroos’ box. The Dutchman has made eight total shots in 36 games, Kroos, 63 in 32 games. Up to five Madrid midfielders reach or exceed 30 shots on target. They are Kroos (63), Casemiro (52), Modric (32), Valverde (30), Isco (30). In Barça, the player who has thrown the most is Rakitic (28). Only Arturo Vidal is on one of the podiums of this unique Madrid-Barça pulse, as a good starter he is, the Chilean has finished 16 times inside the area. They only exceed those numbers in Madrid Casemiro (19) or Isco (18).Data that clearly express that Barca midfielders have an obvious deficit in the launch That can only have two explanations. One, that there is a lack of aptitude in that specific facet of the game. The other, that there is a direct message from the technicians to look for other options instead of testing the opposing goalkeepers. In the background, the debate that begins to settle in Barça on whether the players, out of excessive respect for Messi, they always try to find the Argentine instead of finishing off the door. But that Barça has a problem with the shot on goal is evidence.last_img read more

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Tennis alert: Tomic could be the first case of coronavirus

first_imgThe coronavirus could have already manifested on the planet tennis. Bernard Tomic, 27-year-old Australian tennis participant, stays remoted after guaranteeing that presents all the signs of COVID-19 illness.The newspaper Herald Solar collected the testimony of the participant, extop-20 of the ATP rating: “I began to really feel dangerous on Tuesday and by Thursday I used to be already in Miami. I used to be having hassle respiratory and my immune system was weakened. As quickly as I felt the signs I communicated it to all my environment in order that they remoted me. He had deliberate to return dwelling when he noticed that it was regular for Miami to be suspended, however in these situations it was not possible. I’ve not but examined for COVID-19, however the reality is that I’ve all the signs “, the Australian assured. As Tomic relates, it’s most certainly that he contracted the virus throughout the route from Monterrey, event that performed two weeks in the past, to Miami, the place he was going to play the earlier section of the Masters 1,000. Regardless of appearing appropriately as quickly as he detected the first signs, the ocean tennis participant hopes he has not contaminated different folks: “Probably the most regular factor is that he would infect me on the flight from Monterrey to Miami. I hope I didn’t make the illness unfold to extra folks. “ The outcomes of the assessments will decide in the subsequent few hours if Tomic is the first skilled tennis participant with coronavirus …last_img read more

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The rayista hobby, an example of solidarity that comes from afar

first_img– ADRV platform (@plataformaADRV) March 29, 2020Rhymes and stanzas that players like Ali, Luna, Trejo, Ángeles, Montiel and Alberto; ex from the Strip like Cota, Antonio and Iván Amaya, Yuma and Natalia; an icon of rayism like Michel; journalists such as Quique Peinado, Carlos Sánchez Blas and Antonio Luquero; singers such as Pulpul (Ska-P), Juankar (Boikot), Kake (Caskarrabias), TaylorChris (Afrojuice) and Fortu (Obús); the historian Juan Jiménez Mancha; the mythical utillero Isi; actors such as Víctor Sevilla and Vicente Gil; as well as dozens of fans and supporters acquaintances and loved ones in the neighborhood. Without forgetting some of the great protagonists, the nurses of the Infanta Leonor. Kas Vallekas video tribute to all the anonymous heroes who are fighting this pandemic. ⚡⚡Only the people save the peoplehttps: //t.co/ty8khQYHt4 The ADRV Platform has been the engine of an idea seconded by anonymous fans of Rayón and Vallecano, as well as by the Rayo and Veterans Association male and female staff. Your message of encouragement does not stop there. He has also captured it in a video. A tribute from Vallecas to all the anonymous heroes who fight against COVID-19. Well-known faces recite a poem in which we walk the corners of the neighborhood, empty, without joy, waiting for the sun to rise again after this terrible storm.There are no more children in the parks, silence rules El Bulevar, the chairs were left without portal gatherings.Uncle Pio’s lawn has not been trodden for a long time, I haven’t heard that old man talk for days, that grandparents don’t go down to buy anymore.My family, my friends, die alone and I can’t even watch them, it’s time to cry alone.Only nurses are heard to scream, Help for Health!I just want to be close to mine, to be able to go outside every day, that my grandmother goes for the bread.For the kisses and the hugs. A smile to wake up, a look to rewind.When time is past and present is no longer. And Vallecas, we will soon enjoy again!From Rayito’s goals to the Naval Battle. From the intricate sandwich to the gypsies sing. Of the statue of the Grandmother, who did not stop rocking.We have already suffered attacks and evictions we stopped. This neighborhood as always will rise again and united, we are going to stop it!The streets will resonate, the ball and the swings and the Albufera, to overflow. Sunsets in the Tits, the Estanquera de Vallekas will not be a memory.Go back to the swamps and rivers to spend the summer, beers in the bars, go for a walk.Time will have stopped, everything will be a bad dream and we will go out to celebrate it, like good Bukaneros!As Second, Let’s go out! And if someone takes my soul, let it be Saint Agnes.Because the day I die, I want to see my drawer, painted red-red, like my heart.Courage, courage and nobility. Now we have to support. Vallekas is not afraid. Vallekas is solidarity. Always at the foot of the canyonHistorically this hobby has always lent a hand in adversity. The defaults threatened the liquidation of Rayo during the last period of the Ruiz Mateos, back in 2011, which meant the sale of the club and the subsequent Bankruptcy. A stage in which the employees of the entity, some entire marriages, were not paid and were immersed in a desperate situation. Hence, the rayistas created a Row 0 to help those workers in distress.They also overturned with the one enabled by Rayo in 2014 to Carmen Martínez Ayuso, a Vallecas neighbor who was 85 at the time and was going to be evicted, and whom technician Paco Jémez has been helping to pay for his apartment for several years. Part of that collection (half, around 10,000 euros) was destined, one year later, for trying to fulfill Wilfred’s last wish, bringing his children from Nigeria. The goalkeeper died without the reunion being able to materialize, but they were able to come to say goodbye to their father.Its causes do not stop there. Since 1997 the Days Against Racism have been organized without interruption, with talks, parties and banners to try to raise awareness in society and thus end this scourge. Symbol precisely of this fight was Wilfred, one of the most beloved and representative players in the Strip. Also his hobby fought for gave a name to a sports center in the neighborhood and got it. That, apart from having his door and mosaic in the Vallecas stadium, which was his home.Two important pillars for fans are coexistence and the transmission of values, the engine of other activities such as the Race and the Rayism Days, where different activities were programmed to get to know the neighborhood and the club better. Furthermore, it is common to see that, from the bottom of Bukaneros, typhoons are displayed against gender violence, evictions … applauded and supported by the entire field. So it can be concluded that this is a combative and supportive hobby. Without a doubt, a different hobby. The fan of the Strip is supportive and, once again, has shown it with facts. Rayism, aware of the needs of the Hospitals of Vallecas in the face of this coronavirus epidemic, decided to mobilize and enable a Row 0 to acquire the necessary sanitary material for the Infanta Leonor and the Virgin of the Tower. Donations amounted to € 40,004.66 and with these funds it will also be possible to help other sectors affected by this crisis, such as shelters and homeless people who spend these days at IFEMA.last_img read more

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“I don’t think FIFA or UEFA can talk about contracts”

first_img“The contracts end on June 30, I don’t know what that will be like if FIFA and UEFA say the contract ends when the season ends, that will have to be said by a judge. I don’t think UEFA or the FIFA “he added.In addition, the Eibar coach recalled that it is a global problem. “It is not just our league, it is all the others. Not all countries go at the same rate with this disease. It will be very difficult to combine everything so that later they can play the Champions League and the Europa League “he confessed.“We are so unaware of what is going to happen. Starting to make plans without knowing for sure, I don’t like it. I’m less involved in soccer than if it were a preseason, “he added. SD Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar does not see it as productive to talk about football in the midst of the serious crisis due to the coronavirus pandemicBecause the return of the competition is full of doubts, such as the fact that the contracts of many players end on June 30, despite the measures that FIFA and UEFA want to take.“It was a situation for 15 days, then it is getting longer and longer. You can’t talk much about this”, he said in a conversation with the also coach Abelardo, coach of Espanyol, in an initiative of the Royal Galician Football Federation and its coaches Committee.’Mendi’ referred to the uncertainty that, like the rest of society, the world of football lives. “Everything we can say now is going nowhere. The protocols that are being put in place if you want to play are almost impossible to comply with”, he claimed.last_img read more

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