Óscar Pereiro: “There would be problems if Bale were my partner”

first_imgOn Sunday they face their two soul teams. Who are you going with?Always with Celta, I have no doubt. I only wished the opposite once, in which Celta did not play anything and Real Madrid was fighting for LaLiga. I am a cellist and follower of Real Madrid.Has that been your order of preference since you were a child?I am not a cellist since I was born. I started following him with 11 years, just after my father took me to Balaído to see a Celta-Real Madrid. I remember that the figure was Baltazar. Being smaller I have photos with the Athletic shirt. I imagine my grandparents would give it to me for Athletic titles those years. But neither as a child nor as an adult I had a Madrid shirt. At the time of Capello it was when I became more Real Madrid.You who are so multifaceted and football fan, would not you like to be a manager of Celta?Many times I have thought about it. It would be milk, an incredible experience.Why is Celtic again struggling to save itself?Since leaving Berizzo has been a disappointment after another. We need to work more, be more humble. In August we all thought we had a team to fight for Europe, but we are a very soft team. At times I get the feeling that we lack ambition. It cannot be that we are one of the teams that lacks the least in LaLiga. With Berizzo we had another claw, more intensity.Do you think Iago Aspas is going to the European Championship? He is a magician. Last year he saved Celta and this season if he is not shining so much it is because he has few balls. He should go to the European Championship for quality, intensity and for being the top Spanish scorer of the last leagues.What match do you expect this Sunday at the Bernabéu?I am more optimistic than a month ago. We come from being very bad and we are growing. I really like the progression in the Celtic game, although it is hard for us to score points. We can make war, although Real Madrid is defensively quite reliable.Do you see them as league champions?It is very soon and there is a Classic. Style doesn’t just make me fall in love. Practice a control football, is not a steamroller like Liverpool or like Real Madrid from other times. Of course, its effectiveness is indisputable.And in the Champions League do you consider it a favorite against City?When Real Madrid puts on the European shirt it looks like a different team. In theory it is favorite and the City is not in its best season. Even so, he is a strong rival and with a coach who really wants Real Madrid.Did you have a partner like Bale in your career as a professional cyclist?No never. That pasotismo had never seen him, someone who is so good and has no ambition to win and be the best. It gives the feeling of being accommodated, that he charges every month and that he doesn’t care about football. If I were my partner, with the character I have, there would be problems.last_img read more

Atletico bleeds to a standing ball … and Liverpool flies

first_imgSince the Cholo arrived, the worst league at the defensive level had been 2013-14, with six goals conceded. Now, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Granada, Levante, Eibar (two) and Valencia (two), plus Leverkusen in Europe, have already taken advantage of this red-and-white weakness before the foreign board. And in three days it is measured at a Liverpool which, precisely, manages air play as few in Europe. So, in these eighths, the great threat by air will be Van Dijk, that with his 1.93 he has scored four goals in the Premier League, three born from the corner and the other from a foul on the area. Although, it is also true, Atlético has things to say in the air game. Morata also has four goals, three at stake and one of a foul launched by Trippier. Y the strategy has originated many others marked by Savic, Herrera, Costa and Felipe. Simeone also has Giménez ready for the appointment, thinking in both areas. All help adds up to a Champions battle that can be resolved in any play and where Atleti should be more alert than ever … Klopp’s is, in fact, the major league team that has scored the most goals (13) and corner (eight), plus three others when finishing off fouls. In Champions, two others with their heads, one of them born from the corner. In Spain, to compare, they send Real Madrid and Getafe, with 13 and 12 accurate testarazos Among all competitions. Last year, Liverpool won the Champions League and fought the Premier League to the limit thanks to its 25 head goals (in 104 shots); 18 born in corners and seven in indirect free …center_img Atlético missed the victory at Mestalla by two goals conceded to the ball stopped and, the worst, is not something punctual for the team. Valencia was not the first to find the cracks of the rojiblancos, which they have already fitted nine goals in strategy plays -Without counting direct free-, eight in the League (the worst of First) and one in the Champions League. What was once one of the team’s strongest points is now a problem. Y a Liverpool arrives on Tuesday and don’t forgive …It hurts to see that who one day was your ally now has turned against you and it hurts that it’s not just a matter of centimeters, no matter how much the Godin are no longer, Raúl García, Torres… Because, there are the most recent examples, Kondogbia equalized by finishing off the ground and before, for 1-1, Maxi allowed himself the luxury of controlling a center from the corner with his chest. “We have to be more attentive,” Thomas summed up after the game.last_img read more

IKEA vacations: A youtuber cheats on her followers pretending to be on a luxurious island

first_imgSocial networks are increasingly used by people of all ages. The use of such applications allows us to have constant communication with people from different parts of the world, but they can also be a focus of distorted realities. On many occasions, to give a different image from the one you have in reality, many people manipulate users with certain images and videos that upload to their social networks to appear to lead a luxurious lifestyle.A young American, named Natalia Taylor, wanted to test whether you can really play with reality and trick users. This social experiment was to get some pictures to look like I was on vacation in Bali, when I was really in an Ikea store. Image: iStock In social networks, you can easily distort realityMany users upload images to pretend a luxurious lifestyle last_img read more

Konta deprives Clijsters of his first win after his return

first_imgThe British Johanna Konta, second favourite, introduced out her greatest weapon as an expert, the service, to defeat on Tuesday 6-3, 7-5 the Belgian Kim Clijsters within the first spherical of the Monterrey Tennis Open.Konta stored his serve undefeated and was affected person to interrupt the opponent’s service in video games seven and 9 and thus awarded the first spherical by which he confirmed superiority.At 36, the persistent Clijsters, who performed simply his second sport after his return to the WTA tour, confirmed flashes of the participant who in August 2003 reached the first place on the planet rankings.With good returns Clijsters stored the serve and prompted a 5-5, however when he tried to power a ‘tie break’, Konta broke to say victory in 1h 25.Within the second around the sixteenth rating participant will face the German Tatjana Maria, who eradicated the British Heather Watson 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5.Watson, who received the Mexican Open on Saturday, yielded the break of the first set and though he recovered and matched the duel, he suffered a break within the twelfth sport of the third sleeve to be out of the event. The 17-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernández, a finalist in Acapulco final Saturday, received 7-6 (5), 6-2 to the Swiss Stefanie Voegele and agreed to the spherical of 16, part by which he’ll face the American Sloane Stephens, participant 37 of the world, who beat his compatriot Emma Navarro on Monday.On the shut of the first around the Slovak Tamara Zidansek, racket 71 of the WTA, beat Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-2, former world primary, and will probably be seen within the 16-best part with the Russian Anastasia Potapova, winner of the Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.This Tuesday the Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko eradicated Spain’s Sara Sorribes by beating 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. The Hispanic, 76 of the world, broke within the first set to get forward, however then misplaced fuel and was out of the championship.Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, first favourite, beat Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-2, from Montenegro, and the American Lauren Davis, beat Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska 6-0, 6-3, in different duels this Tuesday.last_img read more

This is how the Golden Boot would look if football does not resume

first_imgelevenPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal17two3. 4 7Jamie VardyLeicester City19two38 22Marcus RashfordManchester United14two28 oneCiro ImmobileLazio27two54 25Karim BenzemaReal Madrid14two28 Market StallPlayerClubGoalsCoefficientpoints twenty-oneIlya ShkurinCSKA Moscow191.528.5 Finally, it should be noted that of the 25 best scorers, Karim Benzema occupies the last four places, tied with Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) and Sadio Mané (Liverpool), all goals of Real Madrid until recently. The French striker has scored, like these three footballers, 14 points with the white team, so he has 28 points in the fight for the Golden Boot.It remains to be seen if the ranking remains that way or if the competition continues after tournaments resume, although in case some are canceled, there will be disadvantaged players, since they will not be able to continue adding goals while their rivals do have that option. That is the case, for the moment, of Alexander Sörloth (Trabzonspor) and of Ilya Shkurin (CSKA Moscow), who occupy positions 20 and 21 tied with 19 goals and 28.5 points, but who have the possibility of continuing to rise in the table, as their competitions continue. 17Erik sorgaFlora Tallinn31one31 6Leo MessiBarcelona19two38 3Cristiano RonaldoJuventustwenty-onetwo42 8Kylian MbappéPSG18two36 19Danny IngsSouthamptonfifteentwo30 4Timo WernerRB Leipzigtwenty-onetwo4 16Moussa DembéléOlympique Lyon16two32 24Saio ManéLiverpool14two28 12Shon WeissmanWolfsberger221.533 fifteenMohamed SalahLiverpool16two32 Current classification of the Golden Boot 13Sergio AgueroManchester City16two32 18Josip IlicicAtalantafifteentwo30 twoRobert LewandowskiBayern Munich25twofifty The coronavirus crisis has left the resolution of many European championships in the air. Waiting to decide what will be done with the Santander League, the Premier League, the A series, the Bundesliga wave Ligue 1, there is another competition that still has no winner: the Golden Boot of the 2019-2020 season. The trophy that is awarded to the top scorer of the European leagues of the season has no owner since not all the days of all the competitions have been played, so The possible scenarios from there would be to wait to resume all competitions, leave the classification as it is and give the award to the current leader, or leave the prize deserted.And if by any chance they decided to leave the classification as it is, the winner would be Ciro Immobile. The striker of the Lazio would be the first Italian to get it since the monopoly of Messi Y Christian, only briefly interrupted by Uruguayans Luis Suarez Y Diego Forlan. Just before the irruption of the Portuguese, two Italians came to win it (Francesco Totti in 2006-2007 and Luca Toni in 2005-2006). Immobile had so far scored 27 goals, so it would top the table with 54 points due to the coefficient that multiplies Serie A goals by two. to yield these results.Robert Lewandowski would be second with 25 goals and 50 points. Polish striker from Bayern Munich He made a spectacular start to the season and shows that the years do not take away his scoring capacity. The same happens with what would be the Bronze Boot, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese of the Juventus has scored in eleven consecutive matches in the Italian league if we except the match against Brescia in which he was not called. The seven, with 21 goals and 42 points, tie with two of those called to be the forwards of the future: Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund and RB Salzburg) and Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).In sixth place would be Leo Messi, current champion, who accumulates 19 goals and 12 assists that do not add up in this ranking in which he has 38 points, proving that he is decisive in Barcelona’s goal both assisting and executing. Messi has not been out of the podium since the 2015-2016 season, in which Luis Suárez won, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, in that order.It is striking that the top scorer in the European leagues has more goals than Immobile but is ranked number 17. It is the 20-year-old Estonian, Erik Sorga, who made 31 goals with Flora Tallinn last season (The current one has a disputed day, but the one that computes is the previous one), but his coefficient only multiplies by one and that leaves him with the same points as goals. As if that were not enough, it has been less than a month since he played in Europe, since at the end of February he signed with the United States DC United. twentyAlexander SörlothTrabzonspor191.528.5 2. 3Jadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund14two28 9Wissam Ben YedderMonaco18two36 14João PedroCagliari16two32 10Romelu LukakuInter Milan17two3. 4 5Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund25two42last_img read more

Ferrer falls in quarters and Spain is left without representatives

first_imgThe Madrid Digital Open reaches its closing stretch. This Thursday the quarterfinals had been held in each classes, male and feminine, and the match ran out of Spanish representatives after the defeat of David Ferrer. The one from Jávea, the one nationwide left in official competitors after the defeats of Nadal and Carla Suárez, might do little towards Tsitsipas (6-2). Murray additionally removed Alexander Zvererv (6-1) without an excessive amount of hassle whereas the Argentine Schwartzman had some extra hassle towards the Italian Fognini (6-3). To shut the day, Goffin had no mercy on Paire and endorsed him a rosco (6-0). On this manner, the semifinals this Thursday will likely be with the duels between Murray-Schwartzman and Tsitsiaps-Goffin. Within the ladies, Cirstea beat Andreescu 7-6 (4) in an agonized match, Wozniacki pulled the reel towards Konta (6-0), Kiki Bertens beat Bencic (6-4) in a aggressive duel and Ferro managed Vekin a suffered victory 7-6 (3). The ladies’s semifinals will likely be Cirstea-Ferro and Wozniacki-Bertens. The ultimate may even be this Thursday.Nadal beats DjMariio in the charity matchAt Charity, Nadal, who was already eradicated from the official match, outdone youtuber DjMariio whereas Gravesen beat Canarian Carla Suárez (4-2). This Thursday, the top of this primary version of the Madrid Digital Open.last_img read more

The RFEF allocates € 1.5M to amateur clubs with youth teams

first_imgThe Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) confirmed this Monday that It can allocate 1,559,100 euros to non-professional clubs with teams that within the present 2019-2020 season have participated within the Division of Honor and the Nationwide Youth League. These grants are supposed for all clubs which have participated in each youth competitions within the 2019/2020 season, so long as the principle membership doesn’t take part in flip in official skilled state competitions, the RFEF stated.The federation revealed the provisional decision on Monday of those contributions aimed on the promotion of youth soccer and journey assist.last_img read more

UPDATED: WI beat South Africa, advance to WT20 semi-finals

first_imgNAGPUR, India (AP) — Former champions West Indies remained unbeaten and advanced to the World Twenty20 semi-finals earlier today after edging out South Africa by three wickets for their third straight win in Group 1. Marlon Samuels hit 43 off 44 balls and led West Indies to 123-7 in 19.4 overs after South Africa’s batsmen struggled on a slow wicket and limped to 122-8 with Quinton de Kock scoring a fighting 47 off 46 balls. The third successive chase after winning the toss earned West Indies six points and the 2012 champions can sweep the group by defeating Afghanistan on Sunday. South Africa will be eliminated if England, who already have four points, beat defending champions Sri Lanka tomorrow. South Africa have two points from their solitary win against Afghanistan, with a match against Sri Lanka to come. NOTE: Earlier this story had said the West Indies made 126 for 7 in 19.4 overs. That was incorrect. It was actually 123 for 7 in 19.4 overs since the batsmen completed the winning run before the ball hit the boundary. As dictated by the cricket rules, the boundary would not have been counted since the winning run was completed before the ball reached the ropes.last_img read more

Brathwaite to continue aggressive approach

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka,CMC – All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite says he will continue to back himself with his new aggressive approach, as he gears up for Sunday’s start of the three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.The 27-year-old blasted an astonishing 113 off 58 deliveries as West Indies beat Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI by 43 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method, in a warm-up one-day game at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday.He added an up tempo 193 for the eighth wicket with Andre Russell who smashed 89 from 54 balls, as they pulled West Indies out of trouble at 109 for seven in the 30th over.Scores: West Indies 318 off 48.4 overs; Sri Lanka President’s XI 103 for three after 21 overs. Thunderstorms ended the game abruptly, with West Indies ahead under Duckworth/Lewis method.”It obviously gives me a lot of confidence. I got a fifty in the preparation match for the Test game. I was a bit annoyed that I didn’t make a bigger score but thankfully today it came off,” Brathwaite said afterward.”It’s just about me taking my same process and same method into the ODIs if selected. One thing myself and Russell spoke a lot about is that the way we play won’t always come off, sometimes you will get out and it will seem like a stupid shot, but we will have days when we can take attacks apart and do what we did today.”The right-hander stroked ten fours and seven sixes – mostly clean shots back overhead – to reiterate the form he displayed in the three-day game at the start of the tour when he belted a top score of 54 from just 46 balls.Russell chimed in with six fours and Brathwaite said that when he came to the crease, his initial plan was just to sit back and allow his Jamaican partner to dominate the bowling.”I decided to give him as much of the strike as possible and basically sit back and watch the ‘Andre Russell show’. But I started to hit a few in the middle of the bat and decided to take it from there,” he explained.”Fortunately, as I got into my groove, everything just flowed and everything just came together as I would have wanted it. I couldn’t have imagined playing that knock when I went out to bat but it just happened and I give thanks to God for giving me the health and strength.”I wasn’t feeling as well as I wanted to this morning and to be able to do that for the team and put them in a good position – in a match winning position – thanks must go to the Father and to Russell for the partnership that we had.”Brathwaite had said earlier in the series that he intended to bring a new dimension to his batting, which included imposing himself on bowlers from the start of his innings, and batting aggressively throughout.And he reiterated that once selected for the upcoming series, he planned to carry the same mind-set into those games.”[Coach Roddy Estwick] always told me that tall guys are supposed to hit the ball straight and it is something that I didn’t really understand until I actually got it done successfully for a while,” he said in reference to his explosive straight hitting.Brathwaite is yet to play a Test and has played only four ODIs and two T20Is for the Windies.last_img read more

Russell puts practice into play with swift KO

first_imgWray and Nephew Middleweight Contender 2015 champion, Kemahl Russell, ended a three-month overseas training stint in fine style last Saturday night, when he knocked out his Mexican opponent Hector Nava at one minute and 35 seconds of the first round. The fight, which was scheduled for six rounds, took place in Mexico. Russell has been training in Brooklyn, New York, for the past three months at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, under the guidance of renowned trainer Hector Roca, who has several world champions in his camp. Among them is Jamaica’s Alicia Ashley, who recently regained her World Boxing Council super bantamweight title, with a points victory over Christina McMahon. Russell, who now has an 8-0 record, told The Gleaner that he went into the fight very confident and set about putting into action some of what he had learnt from Roca. He said: “I started throwing punches to the body the way that Hector taught me and I was pleasantly surprised how effective I was. I really learnt a lot from him.” Nava, who had three fights going into Saturday’s contest, tried to be aggressive at the start, but was quickly put on the defensive and as the round neared the end, two hooks to the body, a right then a left, put him down. He managed to get up, but was hurt and grimacing in pain. He took the full count bent over. Russell said he would have liked the fight to have gone on a bit longer, so that he could try out some of the other things he had learnt, but was happy to get the victory. “Next year is going to be a very important one for me and this is just the start of what I hope will be great things,” he added. He returns to Jamaica next week.last_img read more