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  • Rafael Benitez will need to lose some weight if he wants to manage Sampdoria

    first_img CEST 23/04/2015 If Rafael Benitez wants to manage Sampdoria then he will have to lose some weight, says the Italian club’s president Massimo Ferrero. “But if he did go, I know who I would replace him with. Not Paulo Sousa, but [comedy actor] Lino Banfi. Or I could take Benitez, but I’d have to take him to a dietician first.”  “I know nothing about [Mihajlovic leaving],” he told Radio Crc.  He won the Coppa Italia last season and they are well on track to qualifiy for the last four of the Europa League this year.  Ferrero was responding to reports his current manager, Sinisa Mihajlovic, will replace Benitez at Napoli in the summer.  During his spell as Valencia boss he won La Liga, while he also won the Champions League with Liverpool. Former Valencia and Liverpool manager Benitez took over at Napoli in 2013. Sport EN Upd. at 19:54 last_img read more

  • Luiz Adriano is the latest player to turn down Milan this summer

    first_img Josep Coves Milan’s ability to attract players, after finishing in 10th place in the league and outside of European football once again for the second season running, is not the same as Silvio Berlusconi had years ago when the club was a European example to follow. Al Ahly of the United Arab Emirates has this Thursday announced on its official website that they have agreed a deal with Shakhtar for the signing of Luiz Adriano. The deal, however, is not closed, with a Saudi club also trying to convince the player to join them. Adriano would like to take a leap to a league with a bigger future, after becoming the Ukrainian club’s highest ever goalscorer, courtesy of his 128 goals in 266 games across nine seasons. CEST But before we see which step Luiz Adriano will take now, Milan have been one of the clubs who wanted to sign him who were rejected. Kondogbia instead chose to sign for their eternal rival Inter, no less, while Jackson Martinez did the same with Atletico and Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t consider Berlusconi’s offer to be sufficient in order to return to the club he left for PSG. Milan need to strengthen their squad in order to become competive once again next season, but so far it has had to wait. While Inter, who are in a similar situation to Milan, have already secured the services of Monaco central midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, Granada’s Colombian central defender Jeison Murillo and are close to confirming the signing of Atletico’s Brazilian defender Miranda, Milan still haven’t signed anyone after appointing Sinisa Mihajlovic as their new manager. 25/06/2015 Upd. at 12:52 Those who have resisted signing for Milan, and all of the players which have appeared on their transfer wishlist, have thus far rejected the proposition of wearing a Rossoneri shirt. The latest of these is Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano.last_img read more

  • Express: Guardiola wants Lewandowski at Man City

    first_img Despite the fact Guardiola has insisted that he will not take Bayern players to England with him in the summer, English reports suggest that is not completely true.  Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola wants to take Robert Lewandowski with him when he leaves the German champions for Manchester City at the end of the season, according to the Sunday Express.  According to the latest report, Guardiola feels Polish striker Lewandowski would be the perfect partner for Sergio Aguero in attack.  The 27-year-old has rejected offers from the Premier League before, such as Manchester United and Liverpool. Since joining Bayern, he has scored 41 goals in 56 Bundesliga games and another 14 in 20 Champions League appearances.  Lewandowski has been an important player for Bayern since he signed from Borussia Dortmund and everything suggested the Bavarian club would not let him leave. center_img 20/03/2016 CET Upd. at 12:54 During his four year spell with Dortmund, he scored 103 goals in 187 games in all competitions. last_img read more

  • Luis Enrique’s message to Barcelona fans

    first_imgLuis Enrique has called to action Barcelona’s fans ahead of Barca B’s clash with Cultural Leonesa on Saturday. It’s a play-off clash with the B team looking to get back into the second division. Upd. at 19:09 RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES Sport EN Luis Enrique had a similar experience when coaching Barcelona B, and sent a message to the fans via the club website. Lucho isn’t the only one to do so, with first team players, youth players and ex players also showing their support.center_img “Come to the Mini, it’s play-off time,” he said. “Barcelona B need you. Everyone to the Mini.”  19/05/2017 El mensaje de Luis Enrique a la afición del Barça CEST Gerard Pique returns to Barcelona training with his team-mateslast_img read more

  • Mourinho signs Catalan Javier Ribalta from Juve to be United’s chief scout

    first_img Guardiola “happy” with Manchester City’s work in the transfer market so far “They have been some wonderful years, I’ve really enjoyed my work and I’m thankful to everyone, especially Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici for the faith they showed in me from day one,” Ribalta said. “It was an incredible experience and it was a huge pleasure.”  Upd. at 13:48 RELATED STORIES Jose Mourinho will have a Catalan as as his chief scout at Manchester United. Javier Ribalta, who until this week had been working for Juventus, will join the Premier League club.  IN SPORT.ES Ribalta’s impressive work has not gone unnoticed by the Portuguese coach. It’s not in vain that the Catalan was responsible for luring Paul Pogba to Juve from United, who last summer returned to Old Trafford for more than 100 million euros.  In the five years he’s been working for Juve, the Old Lady have returned to the top level of European football, reaching two Champions Leage finals and winning Serie A eveyr season. One of his recent suggestions was Argentine Paulo Dybala.  24/06/2017 Mourinho ficha a un catalán como jefe de ojeadores Southampton confirm appointment of Mauricio Pellegrino as new coach CESTlast_img read more

  • Atletico Madrid: 182 countries to broadcast the opening of the Wanda Metropolitano

    first_img 16/09/2017 Upd. at 13:22 More than 20 cameras and all the latest technology is ready in the stadium as Atletico face Malaga in La Liga, their first home game since leaving the Vicente Calderon.  EFE The Vicente Calderon had a capacity of 54,000, so the Wanda allows space for an extra 14,000 supporters.  The opening of the Wanda Metropolitano, Atletico Madrid’s new home, will be seen by millions of fans in 182 countries on Saturday.  Among the spectators inside the ground will be the King of Spain, Felipe VI, who will preside over Atletico’s first ever outing in their new home. center_img The preview to the game will be broadcast in the 182 countries, allowing viewers to see the presentation of the new stadium, where there will be commemorative scarves laid on each of the 68,000 seats.  IN SPORT.ES Of the 68,000 seats, 96 percent are protected from any rain by a cover of 46,500m2, one of the symbols of the new stadium. Atlético: 182 Países verán el estreno del estadio Wanda Metropolitano CESTlast_img read more

  • Barcelona’s Abel Ruiz among the world’s best in U17 category

    first_img Facundo Colidio (Inter de Milán / Argentina) Benjamín Garre (Manchester City / Argentina) Dylan Pierias (Melbourne City / Australia) Romano Schmid  RB Salzburg / Austria) Keres Masangu (Roma / Bélgica) Flor Van Den Eynden (Inter / Bélgica) Rijad Sadiku (FK Sarajevo / Bósnia) Lincoln (Flamengo / Brasil) Paulinho (Vasco / Brasil) Vinícius Júnior (Flamengo (cedido Real Madrid) / Brasil) Kun Temenuzhkov (Leeds United / Bulgária) Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps / Canadá) Kenny Rocha Santos (Saint-Etienne / Cabo Verde) Branco Provoste (Colo-Colo / Chile) Wang Jiahao (AE Josep Maria Gené / China) Jaminton Campaz (Tolima / Colombia) Michele Sego (Hajduk Split / Croácia) David Colina (Dínamo Zagreb / Croácia) Victor Jensen (Ajax / Dinamarca) Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea / Inglaterra) Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund / Alemania) Yacine Adli (PSG / Francia) Amine Gouiri (Lyon / Francia) Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburgo / Alemania) Christian Früchtl (Bayern de Munich / Alemania) Jean-Manuel Mbom (Werder Bremen / Alemania) Eric Ayiah (Charity Stars / Ghana) Giorgos Antzoulas (Asteras Tripolis / Grécia) Dominik Szoboszlai (FC Liefering / Hungria) Egy Maulana Vikri (Sin club / Indonesia) Mohammad Sharifi (Esteghlal Khuzestan / Irán) Mohammed Dawood (Al Naft SC / Iraq) Moise Kean (Verona (cedido Juventus) / Italia) Alessandro Plizzari (Ternana (cedido Milan) / Italia) Rei Hirakawa (FC Tokyo / Japón) Vincent Thill (Metz / Luxemburgo) Hadji Dramé (Yeelen Olympique de Bamako / Mali) Diego Lainez (América-MEX / México) Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord / Holanda) Kik Pierie (Heerenveen / Holanda) Erling Braut Haaland (Molde / Noruega) Jorgen Strand Larsen (Milan / Noruega) Pedro Neto (Lazio / Portugal) Ionut Rus (Lazio / Rumania) Kirill Kolesnichenko (Chertanovo / Rusia) Ilya Martynov (Krasnodar / Rusia) Armin Djerlek (Partizan Belgrado / Serbia) Lyle Foster (Orlando Pirates / Sudafrica) Antonio Blanco (Real Madrid / España) Miguel Baeza Pérez (Real Madrid / España) Abel Ruiz (Barcelona / España) Ferrán Torres (Valencia / España) Filston Mawana (Hoffenheim / Suecia) Lorenzo Gonzalez (Manchester City / Suiza) Berke Ozer (Altinordu / Turquia) Timothy Weah (PSG / EUA) Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United / EUA) Gustavo Viera (Liverpool-URU / Uruguay) Jan Carlos Hurtado (Deportivo Tachira / Venezuela) Christian Makoun (Zamora / Venezuela) English newspaper The Guardian has put together a list of the 60 best players born in the year 2000 and with the biggest future in the game. A number of players from all over the world feature, but Ruiz is the only representative from Barça on there.  Young Barcelona striker Abel Ruiz is one of the players named among the best of those that will take part in the U17 World Cup in India. Ruiz, who has already played and scored for Barça B in the second division this season, is part of the Spain squad at the tournament, which begins on Friday.  Upd. at 13:47 RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.EScenter_img CEST Here IS THE COMPLETE LIST: 05/10/2017 Abel Ruiz, entre los mejores del Mundial Sub 17 Abel Ruiz showing his potential with Barcelona’s B teamlast_img read more

  • Luis Enrique says Wales have two choices without Gareth Bale

    first_img 10/10/2018 Hablando de casos concretos, el técnico confirmó que José Luis Gayà estará a disposición: “Está bien. Tenía ligeras molestias que le permitieron jugar con el Valencia, pero espero que esté al cien por cien”. Un caso distinto fue el de Iñigo Martínez, al que no convocó por lesión, si bien el defensa acabó jugando con el Athletic ante la Real Sociedad. Lucho admitió que le sorprendió su presencia en San Mamés. “Sabíamos de su estado, pero era un derbi, un partido muy especial para el jugador. Si decide con su club que está en condiciones y decide tomar este riesgo, él decide. Yo no voy a arriesgar a ningún jugador porque sé lo importante que es estar con sus clubs. Es un poco extraño, pero el jugador tiene la capacidad de decidir y me parece bien”. Rotación con Kepa @jordigil El asturiano admitió que “hemos analizado la Gales con Bale y es un jugador que claramente mejora las dos grandes virtudes del equipo, ser verticales y aprovechar las transiciones ofensivas. Bale es rápido, potente y con gran golpeo. Es una baja que les afecte en este aspecto. Tienen dos opciones, poner a Roberts, que hace más como Bale, o jugar distinto”. En cuanto al once, dejó en el aire si rotará en la portería, dando entrada a Kepa, del Chelsea. “Primero se lo digo a los intersado. Lo que quiero es que los jugadores vean el partido como una oportunidad y compitan”. IN SPORT.EScenter_img El extraño caso de Iñigo Martínez El encuentro ante Gales será el primer amistoso de la ‘era Luis Enrique’ después de los partidos de la UEFA Nations League ante Inglaterra y Croacia. Lucho reivindicó que “el partido tiene un valor máximo, pese a que nos jugamos nada en cuanto a clasificación y puntos. Estamos en un proceso de no poder desperdiciar ningún partido. Es un partido amistoso, pero es serio y queremos administrar nuestros recursos”. El seleccionador destacó que en los dos primeros entrenamientos en Las Rozas se había encontrado “con una actitud intachable” de sus pupilos. Luis Enrique Martínez compareció en rueda de prensa en el Principallity Stadium de Cardiff para valorar el amistoso que disputarán Gales y España este jueves. El encuentro está marcado por la ausencia de Gareth Bale por lesión, algo que comentó el seleccionador español: “La baja de Bale,es sensible para Gales, pero para nosotros no cambia nada el concepto  de partido” Upd. on 11/10/2018 at 10:14 CEST Luis Enrique: “La baja de Bale es sensible, pero no cambiaremos” Jordi Gil last_img read more

  • ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC vs. Jamshedpur FC: The first Steel Derby ends in an…

    first_imgAdvertisement 9obrzeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1zcyqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) kmuWould you ever consider trying this?😱ymjCan your students do this? 🌚9zdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC shared the spoils in an end to end contest at the first-ever steel Derby of ISL 2018-19. With this result, five teams sit on top of the table with four points on their bag.Advertisement Sunil Chhetri celebrates after giving a momentary lead to Bengaluru FC in the 2-2 draw (Credits: Singh sprinted down the right flank to meet a brilliant defense-splitting pass from Erik Partaalu at the 12th minute. However, the 22-year-old’s cross was weak and got cleared by Tiri. Jamshedpur FC found themselves in a similar predicament when Jerry’s cross was wayward and went out for a throw-in. The game slowly converted into a chess match as both the sides resorted to capitalize on the counter and set pieces.Finally, the deadlock was broken at the 45th minute when Nishu Kumar curled the ball into the back of the net from just outside the penalty box.Advertisement Bengaluru FC looked menacing at the onset of the second half and created a lot of half chances, however, it was Jamshedpur FC who got the next goal when 16-year-old Gaurav Mukhi equalized for the away side at the 81st minute. The joy was short-lived as Sunil Chhetri’s wonderful header put Bengaluru FC in the driver’s seat courtesy of a brilliant cross from Harmanjyot Khabra. It looked as if Bengaluru FC would walk away with the three points but Sergio Cidoncha spoiled their plans.The final scoreline read 2-2 in what was the most exciting game of ISL season 5 so far.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Deal Done – Barcelona sign defender from Valencia

    first_imgAdvertisement aeufNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vshg4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esb2b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) v638dWould you ever consider trying this?😱e23Can your students do this? 🌚m47Roller skating! Powered by Firework With Thomas Vermaelen injured and no return date set for Samuel Umtiti, the reigning LaLiga champions decided they had to sign a centre-back.Advertisement Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign defender Jeison Murillo on loan from Valencia.Advertisement The centre-back will initially join the club on a short-term deal at the start of the January transfer window, with Barca holding the option to buy the defender for €25 million at the end of the campaign.The Colombian international spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Valencia from Inter before the Spanish club made the move permanent, but he has played just once thus far this season.Advertisement Ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Levante, Valverde said: “Umtiti could recover and that would be great news for us and would mean that we would have four centre-backs for the rest of the season, although three are left-footed.“We will know more about what happens with him in a little while, but we are Barcelona and want to have a team who can respond. As I said, we’ll see what happens but I’m happy to manage with what I have.”Chelsea defernder Andres Christensen is also reported to be gaining interest from Barcelona. Advertisementlast_img read more