1×1 of Barcelona: Messi and Fati make it easy: one puts them and the other plug them in

first_imgTer Stegen: Superlative. Spectacular with his great interventions, especially two shots from Morales and Hernani. The goal that fit in the last minute of Rochina does not tarnish his huge display. Also precise in the exit of ball with the feet, never gave a ball to the rival.Semedo: His best match as Blaugrana. Superb when climbing and occupying spaces in the right wing. A spectacular play was given, with dribbling and final shot to the crossbar that if mark becomes the goal of the day. In another play full of power and talent, he left only to give a master center to Griezmann, who must still be wondering how he failed.Pique: A serious meeting of the center, which had to do with an always awkward Morales. He saw a card that will prevent him from being at Benito Villamarín against Betis next day.Lenglet: Sober, safe at the start of the ball, attentive in anticipation and with good chemistry with his dance partner, Piqué, the French central is showing himself as the strongest bet in the Blaugrana rearguard. Right now, the substitution of Umtiti is unquestionable.Sunrise: He had many problems to stop the incursions of the Levant by his band. In fact, the entire offensive game of the opponent focused on the left wing of Barcelona. In attack he was not particularly wise either, since he could barely make a combination with Messi in the high phase. He saw a card for protesting.Sergio Busquets: The player who is best reading and executing the Setién script. He looks very comfortable in the field, wrapped in more midfielders and with more clairvoyance in his game. He broke rival lines how and when he wanted thanks to his precision at the first touch. From Jong: The Dutchman is still not at the level of when the season began, but this time he was more precise and successful in giving continuity in the game. It lacks a little more spark and ambition, especially when looking at the rival goal.Rakitic: The Croatian is just strength. He complied with the script and he cannot be reproached for anything, but he notices that he lacks a little more faith and conviction in his game. In any case, he never lost his face to the game.Messi: When one day he does not want to enter the ball, he does not enter and period. The Argentine tried one and a thousand ways, with shots of all kinds and plays right and left, but between Aitor and bad luck, it ended up drier than the mojama. That did not prevent him from giving two master assists to his teammate in attack, Ansu Fati, to score two goals.Griezmann: Good game of French, especially at the level of dynamism and sacrifice. He lacked a little more success in the face of goal, especially in two specific actions where he stayed alone before the goalkeeper and endorsed sending the ball incomprehensibly out.Ansu Fati: Superb, effective, unbalanced, committed, lethal, explosive and so we could be up to a whole day to define the game of this 17-year-old kid who continues to raise admiration and applause wherever he plays. His two goals and his contribution to the offensive game starting from the left wing were a gift for the team and the fans.CHANGES:Sergi Roberto: Spurred by the stands, Reus’s was very intense in his game, providing many solutions in the offensive phase.Arthur: The Brazilian is still at an unfortunate level. He lost an incomprehensible ball that was about to hit the Levante goal. He heard whistles.Riqui Puig: He hung on the left wing, entering by Ansu Fati. He had little presence.last_img read more

Real Madrid and Barça: Having the ball is not being right

first_imgZidane had time to reflect on the rest interval he had between his successful first stage on the bench in Madrid, in which he won three Champions in a row and the double (League and Champions) in 16-17, something that did not occur in the entity 59 years ago. He thought it was difficult to improve so many successes with his return, but that there was only one way to do it, and that was Look for a more physical Madrid. There was a time in that there was a direct relationship between having the ball and succeeding. But it was in times of Guardiola. If there is something the last one showed Classic is that, to have the ball is not to be right, or at least now that Xavi and Iniesta They are gone. In the 2-0 between Madrid Y Barcelona in the Bernabéu with which the whites regained the lead to those of Quique Setién it did little good to have a 56% possession in front of 44% of those in Zidane. The whites only gave 490 passes against 643 of the Blaugrana, but the reality is that Madrid 12 times (five of them between the three clubs) and Barça half, six (four, yes, at the door).The statistics provided by Opta indicate that the effectiveness of the two teams in the pass was very similar (83% Madrid, 85% Barça), but with an important difference, Zidane ordered a more vertical football in which attacked by band 65% while Barça only did 50% stuck to lime. Much of it was blamed for this Vinicius and the best game that the Brazilian has done since he arrived in Madrid. He did not stop trying. CHe completed 20 plays in the rival area, his record next to the game of Cup against Melilla at the Bernabéu. And another fact that clearly indicates that possession does not assure you of success: Madrid completed 44 good actions in the opposite area and Barça, 18. That is why he insisted so much on the signing of Pogba. That’s why he wanted to sign Mendy. And so, when he saw that the directive did not bring him to Pogba, so decidedly committed to Valdeverde. To such an extent, that the couple Valverde-Casemiro is non-negotiable at this point and that are Kroos and Modric those who alternate the other position of trivot in the spinal cord The data also confirm this trend change in the Zidane’s booklet. In his first two full seasons (the double and the next), the average possession in Liga of its Madrid was of 63% and 62% respectively. This season has dropped to 56%. The change in trend was more pronounced compared to the era Lopetegui, which abused possession without mordant. There were matches then with him 77% possession and average, with the now coach of Sevilla, he was in the 66%CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Casemiro, with Messi in the Classic.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS)center_img A physical and direct football, open to the band, are the hallmarks of the new Madrid of Zidane. Or so the data says. In the last Carvajal Classic he created three occasions and Marcelo three others. In Barcelona, ​​Jordi Alba 1 and Semedo 1. Madrid has even abused centers in the area in more than one game, as against Celta (38), Athletic (37) or Real Sociedad in Copa (36). It did not help him that fast and direct way to play to win any of those three games (the three with more centers of the campaign), perhaps a forward is missing. But it is the nNew French stamp: high pressure, fast and direct game in search of spaces and much physical.last_img read more

Costa hails Drogba

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa says he was always amazed by club legend Didier Drogba and shares that the Ivorian has helped his development. Costa has been a hit at Chelsea, scoring at a rate of a goal every other game with 51 strikes in 103 games for the Stamford Bridge club since his move from Atletico Madrid in 2014. He and Drogba won the league together in Costa’s first season at the club and the 28-year-old said he has been largely impacted by the well-loved Drogba. “I have always seen Drogba as the example to follow in terms of a centre-forward,” Costa said in an interview with the club’s in-house TV channel. “He was strong and scored loads of goals and he was a quality player. “Just watching him train helped me. Just seeing him, I was amazed. This is because – and I’m not making this up at all – I specifically used to watch Chelsea [before he joined], who are obviously a big club, just to see Drogba. “He was famous and everyone would talk about him. I even liked watching him when he played for the Ivory Coast. When I arrived here, he was never cold with me, quite the opposite. I wasn’t exactly scared of him, but he was such a legend who had helped the club grow and been a part of all that.” Costa says Drogba was very supportive of him when he arrived at the club and believes he has much to thank him for. “He made history here, so could have been dismissive of me but, no, he was always fantastic with me,” Costa said. “I will always have fond memories of him and whenever I see him, I thank him. It’s not always easy for someone with so much history to be in that position. “I was playing well, scoring goals, and he would support and motivate me, whereas others might not have done the same. I take my hat off to him.” Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League trophy with Chelsea, while Costa is well placed to win his second league title with the club, which sits comfortably atop the Premier League table.last_img read more

Federer dominates Nishioka to reach US Open 2nd round

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ “I’m very happy to be back in New York healthy,” said Federer, who claimed five straight US Open titles from 2004-2008 but missed the 2016 edition and only made it to the quarter-finals last year.He next faces France’s Benoit Paire, a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) winner over Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced As the opening attraction of the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Federer escaped the worst of hot, humid conditions that punished players earlier in the day.Nor did he meet much resistance from Nishioka, who was ranked 58th in the world last March before tearing a left knee ligament and sliding out of the top 150.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After rolling through the first two sets with the loss of just four games, Federer cruised to a 4-0 lead in the third. Up 5-1, he was unable to close out the match against Nishioka’s serve, and then was broken on his first attempt to serve it out himself.Federer, who claimed is 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, would put the match away two games later, finally sealing the win with a service winner. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Roger Federer, of Switzerland, serves to Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)Five-time champion Roger Federer eased into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, beating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.The Swiss great, seeded second at Flushing Meadows behind defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal, improved his perfect record in US Open first-round matches with his 18th win in 18 attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Bouchard gets 1st US Open victory since 2015 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Trial of Muslim scholar accused of abusing 9 boys for March 7

first_imgThe Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Tuesday confirmed that the trial of Muslim scholar, Nezaam Ali, who was accused of sexual molesting nine boys between 2011 and 2012 will be heard on March 7, before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court. The defendant appeared before Justice Singh but his lawyer, Stanley Moore, requested a deferred date for the commencement of trial.Accused: Nezaam AliHe is expected to be formally indicted on nine counts for the offence of sexual activity with a child by abusing a position of trust, with an alternative count of rape of a child under 16 years. The State indicated that all of its witnesses in the matter were present in court on Tuesday. The matter is listed for trial but could not be heard by Sexual Offences Court Judge, Jo-Ann Barlow due to her tenure as former Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions as she would have been familiar with the case.The DPP’s announcement follows concerns that the mother of three of the boys who were allegedly molested is being offered some $8 million by an Islamic organisation to have the matter settled. Ali, of Lot 268 Section C 5 South Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, was charged back in 2012 with raping the nine boys.The charges alleged that between December 2011 and January, 2012, Ali, being a teacher attached to the Turkeyen Masjid, had engaged in sexual activity with the children, abusing a position of trust.However, after being committed to stand trial in 2013, the matter was stalled for some time after birth certificates and medicals for the boys had gone missing from each of the nine files. The parents and relatives of some of the alleged victims had publicly expressed their frustration at the situation in the past. One parent has even claimed that there has been a deliberate attempt to drag the matter out. In 2017, however, there was a turn of events when the DPP’s Chambers in a letter had ordered that the case be reopened. He was later re-committed to stand trial at the Demerara Assizes in 2018.The mother of three of the alleged rape victims had told sections of the media that persons had been taking photographs of her sons and she regarded this act as bullying. Shortly after his previous committal, Ali’s then lawyer, Nigel Hughes, had filed in the High Court an action to have the committal overturned. This was rejected by the court and it was ruled that the committal would remain.last_img read more

Board of Directors condemns act, calls for immediate review of policies

first_imgSexual harassment at CJIAIn light of sexual harassment claims at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the Board of Directors has initiated steps to immediately tackle the issue in the workplace.A section of the Cheddi Jagan International AirportThis was decided at a meeting on Friday.In a missive to the press, the Board stated that the interventions reflected its deep concern about the allegations of sexual misconduct recently published in the news media.“The CJIA Board condemns any behaviour which creates an unsafe environment for staff, concessionaires, contractors, suppliers and passengers using CJIA. The Board is fully committed to ensuring that the CJIA is a safe workplace for all, especially women and other vulnerable social groups,” the release stated.As such, the Board has called for an immediate review of all policies, protocols, regulations, and practices that govern conduct and engagements in the workplace, and has taken steps to hire external consultants and specialists to conduct the reviews.In addition, training will be provided for all persons who work at the Airport, including staff at all levels and persons working at the Airport on behalf of other agencies and companies.“The Board wishes to assure the public that all allegations of improper conduct will be taken seriously and there will be prompt investigations. The Board will ensure that there is follow-through on any investigations that are conducted, and any allegation that is found to be credible will result in the immediate appropriate action,” the entity noted.Meanwhile, the CJIA Board expects to have the external human resources management and gender affairs consultants in place by month end.It was reported that the sexual assault incident occurred in the office of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on July 30, 2018 while the duty-free staff was in a meeting with him.The victim claimed that she was hugged inappropriately and kissed on her lips by the accused. In her complaint letter the day after the incident, which was seen by this newspaper, the woman explained that she went to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer to have an issue with her boss’s vehicle resolved.Following the accusation, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer was sent on one’s week leave to facilitate an investigation.A Police source confirmed that the official has been placed on $20,000 station bail as they continue to investigate the matter.last_img read more

FSJ Strikers weekend match with Grande Prairie cancelled

first_imgUnfortunately, that will no longer be taking place, as Grande Prairie will not be able to make the trek to the Energetic City.Organizers are not yet sure if the game will be rescheduled, and if the game isn’t played, it will count as a forfeit by Grande Prairie.The game was originally set to take place Saturday, Jan.21 at 5:45 p.m. at the new Fieldhouse. – Advertisement –last_img

Liverpool line-up v Olympiakos: £20m man to make Reds debut?

first_imgLiverpool’s pre-season festivities are in full swing across the Atlantic, though they didn’t enjoy the best start of their tour of the United States as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Roma at Fenway Park.Brendan Rodgers will be hoping the team left their misfortune behind them in Boston, as they prepare to take on Olympiakos in Chicago on Saturday night.Serbian winger Lazar Markovic has yet to make an appearance since completing his £20million move from Benfica and could get a starting spot on the right wing, while 18-year-old Jordan Ibe could be deployed on the opposite flank, having impressed in all three of the team’s pre-season fixtures so far.The Reds boss has so far let the club’s World Cup goers take a breather, but could this game also see their biggest stars make a return?Captain Steven Gerrard could enter to the field for the first time since England’s disappointment in Brazil, with fans hoping for a repeat of his famous strike [‘WHAT A HIT, SON!’] against the Greeks on the road to their 2005 Champions League triumph, and he may be joined by fan-favourite Pepe Reina, who has rejoined the Reds having spent last season on loan at Napoli.Rodgers could also continue Martin Kelly’s run in the side as the defender looks to nail down a regular role after returning from a long injury absence, while Mamadou Sakho – who may have surprised Reds fans with some solid displays at the World Cup, but still has much to prove in a Liverpool shirt – may also get some minutes.Is this how Liverpool will look against Olympiakos? New Liverpool signing Lazar Markovic 1last_img read more

ALL-IRELAND MFC QUARTER-FINAL: DONEGAL LEAD ROSCOMMON BY A POINT AT HALF-TIME IN SLIGO

first_imgDonegal’s minor footballers lead Roscommon 0-05 to 0-04 in their All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Markievicz Park in Sligo.Gweedore’s Cian Mulligan put Donegal ahead in the opening minutes before Roscommon, playing with the breeze, hit back with two unanswered scores to lead 0-02 to 0-01 after eight minutes.Bundoran’s Jamie Brennan fired just wide of the post before Roscommon increase their lead to two points with a converted free. A Carroll score and a Campbell point from a free levelled scores before Mulligan put Donegal in front again on the scoreline of 0-04 to 0-03.However, Roscommon hit back with another equaliser before John Campbell had the last score of the half, putting the ball over the bar in the 29th minute to give Donegal a slender one point lead at half-time and all to play for in the second period.ALL-IRELAND MFC QUARTER-FINAL: DONEGAL LEAD ROSCOMMON BY A POINT AT HALF-TIME IN SLIGO was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:all-irelanddonegalMinorroscommonsemi-finallast_img read more

VOLUNTEERS SPEND FOURTH DAY SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON

first_imgKillybegs Coast Guard at Rougey todayVOLUNTEERS have spent a fourth day searching the Rougey Walk area of Bundoran today after the discovery of personal belongings and clothing there on Thursday.The discovery was made on the scenic footpath popular with walkers.The personal belongings and clothing were found very close to the cliff edge around the Bundoran coast. The alarm was immediately raised and the 118 rescue chopper was deployed to help carry out an extensive search along the coast.Killybegs Coast Guard VOLUNTEERS SPEND FOURTH DAY SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranClothesKillybegs Coast GuardRougeysearchwalkwaylast_img read more