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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Corporate Games: Inaugural edition climaxes at Kyambogo

first_img Tags: Corporate GamesIan Rumanyikatop The participants warm up before the final outing at Kyambogo. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)The Corporate Games: Health & fitness in the workplace, teambuilding & networking are obvious key benefits, and of course exposure for the participantsThe corporate games 2019 season finally came to an end in style after nine months of fun and entertaining games with the introduction of two new games. Darts and Three-legged race made their introduction in the final day of the season.Corporate Games happen every first Sunday of the month at Mandela National Stadium unlike this time round it happened on 13th October 2019 (the second Sunday). Note that the games took place at Kyambogo University Cricket Oval after being invited by Kyambogo University to extend the experience of the games to the students.It has been a wonderful nine months for the Corporate Games since they kicked off on 3rd February 2019. From attaining the best media partners in the country to continuously getting more companies registering for the Games in almost every outing not forgetting the introduction of new fun and interesting games outing after another. “The biggest win was UMC Victoria Hospitals giving medical insurance to all the Corporates on the pitch, all employees play with comfort” noted the Chairman of the games Ian RumanyikaNext media – (Sanyuka TV, NBS TV) UBC TV, Kwese TV, Red Pepper and Node Group the PR agency that manages the PR and Marketing of the games) have been our Media Partners for the 2019 season and as you can see, the list contains some of the best media houses in the country and its not by chance that they partnered with us. It’s because of our core values and what we stand for. Ian Rumanyika added.And with no doubt, they provided the participating companies enough media mileage. Talking about continuous growth of the games, Corporate Games attracted the sponsorship of NEC Uzima water as the games’ official water partners in the 7th outing.All this is able to happen because of the uniqueness of the game’s leadership.Its also important to note that Corporate Games has the most entertaining unique games for corporate and here is a list of the games that companies took part in the 2019 season; Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cycling, Woodball, Chess, Athletics, Tag of war, sack race, paint ball shooting, swimming, darts and the three legged race that was introduced in the 9th and final outing of the season.Some of the participants showcase their expertise during the sack race at Kyambogo.Fiduga Limited were the overall champions of the three-legged race beating SCD Darling and Uganda National Metrological Authority (UNMA) who came second and third respectively. Mandela National Stadium clinched the 4th position just above Joint medical Stores who were the fifth. Royal Vanzanteen came 7th just below new comers Rapid Advisory who managed to grab the 6th spot. Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Orion Transformers, Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) finished 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.In sack racing Ministry of Finance finished second above Mandela National Stadium who booked themselves the third spot in both the men and women’s sack race.One the games that has been played in all the outings is football. Some of the results of the soccer played in the last outing are,Minsitry of Finance 4-0 Mandela National StadiumUganda Industrial Research Institute 1-3 Mengo HospitalNext Media 0-3 Uganda National Bureau of StandardsSCD Darling 2-0 Royal VanzantenUMC Victoria University 1-1 Oryx EnergiesEfc Uganda Ltd 1-3 Ministry Of Science & TechnologyMandela National Stadium 0-0 Mengo HospitalMinistry Of Finance 0-0 Uganda National Bureau Of StandardsUganda Industrial Research Institute 1-1 Royal VanzantenNext Media 0-3 Uganda BaatiUmc Victoria Hospital 0-4 Orion TransformersEfc Uganda Ltd 3-5 Uganda National Meteorogical AuthorityMengo Hospital 2-2 Uganda National Bureau Of StandardsMandela 1-3 Royal VanzantenMinistry Of Finance 0-0 Uganda BaatiUganda Industrial Research Institute 0-1 Scd DarlingNext Media 0-1 Joint Medical StoresFiduga 0-0 Orion TransformersUganda Baati 2-2 Joint Medical StoresFiduga 0-1 Uganda National Meteorogical AuthorityMinistry Of Science & Tech 0-1 Orion TransformersOryx Energies 1-4 Uganda National Meteorogical AuthorityScd Darling 1-0 Joint Medical Stores.Some of the companies that were involved with the Corporate games in the 2019 season are… Oryx Energies, Red Pepper, Royal Van Zanteen, Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Joint Medical Stores, Fiduga, UNSCT, Uganda National Meteorological Authority, NRMO, EFC MDI, Ministry of Science and Technology, Kwese free sports, SCD Darling, Uganda Parliamentary Press Association, Uganda Baati, Next Media(NBS and Sanyuka), UNBS, Orion Transformers, UMC Victoria Hospital, Rapid responses, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic development, Mandela National Stadium, Cavendish University, UBC TV, Mengo Hospital, Uganda National council of science and Technology, Ashton events (Our events management partners), Baliks Ltd (photography partners)Sanyuka TV were one of the participants in the inaugural edition.The 2019 season will officially be wrapped up with an Awards Dinner on the 29th November 2019 at Royal suites Hotel(an invite only event) where different companies will be awarded for their excellent performance in different areas throughout the 2019 season.The CORPORATE GAMES 2020 season shall kick off on the 2nd February 2020 starting with the Corporate Run as a curtain raiser of the season, with an outing every first Sunday of each month. All games shall be played per the events calendar which shall be provided whereas soccer will be continuous through every outing.The outings provide an excellent platform for any company to showcase & promote their products and services to over 2,000 participating corporate staff in addition to the general public that access the facility at no cost.Comments last_img read more

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