Carlo Ancelotti will stick with 4-3-3, Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti says he will stick with 4-3-3 and with Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, despite Real Madrid’s recent slump in form.  CET 09/03/2015 After losing the first leg 2-0 at home, Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo is aware that Madrid will have to have an off day if the German side are to progress. Los Blancos play Levante at the weekend, but their immediate focus is on qualifying for the last eight of the Champions League.  Bale is without a goal in eight matches, while between the three of them they have only scored five times in Los Blancos’ last seven matches.  Alejandro Alcázar “Then maybe we can get a positive result.”center_img However, Ancelotti did admit that Madrid need to improve ahead of the Clasico with Barcelona next weekend, although he pointed out there are two matches to be played before then. “And, as I say, we won’t be changing our identity because it has produced results for us and it’s the system that we’re all comfortable with.” Upd. at 21:19 “To be able to compete against Madrid our team needs to have a perfect day and hope that they are not in top form,” Di Matteo admitted to “I have total faith in them,” the Italian said of his front three ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League meeting with Schalke.  “There is no doubt at all about that. last_img read more

Barça, Atletico and Real all win – so who will win La Liga now?

first_img CEST JORNADA 36:Betis – BarçaAtlético – RayoReal Sociedad – Real Madrid Atletico have the most favourable calendar. Next weekend they play at the Vicente Calderon against Rayo Vallecano. Then they visit Levante, who are bottom of the league. They close the campaign at home, too, against Cetla Vigo. Nine attainable points. Although, in the middle, they have to play the Champions League semi-final against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich. That could cause wear and tear.  Upd. at 23:26 La Liga, then, is just as tight as it was. Barcelona are still at the top with 82 points. Atletico are level, but they are second because of their inferior head-to-head with the Catalan side. Real Madrid stay third, with one point less (82). There are three games left. Nine points at play. Three games for each of the three sides which will be three finals.  The fixtures are the following:  JORNADA 38:Granada – BarçaAtlético – CeltaDeportivo – Real Madrid And Barça? Theoretically their fixtures aren’t overly complicated. They play away at Real Betis, at home to Espanyol and finish the season away at Granada. The most difficult game, without doubt, will be the derby at Camp Nou. Espanyol are playing for survival and, in addition, would like to repeat the Tamudazo. center_img None of the three favourite slipped up. It wasn’t straight forward, but they all won. Real Madrid came back from two goals down to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2. Atletico Madrid picked up a slender one-goal win over Malaga at the Vicente Calderon. And FC Barcelona thumped Sporting (6-0). But they only did the damage in the second half. With an exhibition from Messi and Suarez, and after a lacklustre first half.  23/04/2016 Real Madrid have the most complicated fixtures. They play away at Real Sociedad next. Then they receive Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu. And they close the campaign visiting Deportivo. Also, like Atletico, they could suffer with their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.  JORNADA 37:Barça – EspanyolLevante – AtléticoReal Madrid – Valencia Who will win La Liga? Make your predictions in SPORT’s calendar. Lluis Mascarolast_img read more

Sergio García: “It’s an honour to captain Espanyol”

first_img Granero scores on his debut for Espanyol He had stayed in contact with his former teammates during his time in Qatar but nevertheless he was happy “to have integrated as quickly as possible. It’s always more difficult when you’re new but it’s a lot easier having been here before”. 20/07/2017 He explained that he has been welcomed back after a two-year spell at Al-Rayyan in Qatar. “They have treated me very well since the first day”, he said. Upd. on 21/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST IN SPORT.EScenter_img The Espanyol forward Sergio García has said it’s an honour for him to captain Espanyol again. The player said he would do everything he could on and off the pitch “I will help the team however I can.” It is hoped that the player will be a leader in the dressing room. Sergio García: “Es un orgullo ser capitán del Espanyol” RELATED STORIES EFElast_img read more

Referee having sleepless nights as a boxer is put to coma after getting knocked…

first_imgAdvertisement qrvym3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsepo5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Extvu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) yjaWould you ever consider trying this?😱p40oCan your students do this? 🌚c04Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson was knocked out in the eleventh round by the newly crowned champion, thereby ending Stevenson’s five-year reign as a champion. Canada native Stevenson was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvosdyk of Ukraine in a light heavyweight title bout that took place in Quebec City, Montreal.Advertisement Gvosdyk knocked out Stevenson with a flurry of hard shots at 2:49 seconds of the 11th round. The 41-year-old boxer was put on a stretcher after the bout and left Videotron Centre in an ambulance. He is on medically induced coma for more than 48 hours in intensive care. Although the doctors said his condition was stable.Advertisement However, it’s not only Stevenson who is in deep suffering. The referee Michael Griffin who was officiating the fight said that he is having sleepless night over Stevenson’s medical condition following a brutal knockout.“I wanted to get back to action right away. It’s like after an accident, you have to start again as soon as possible,” said Griffin to The Montreal Journal.Advertisement “I had to watch the fight again at least a hundred times. Everything went so fast. I was dealing with a southpaw against a right-hander and it’s harder to always have an open angle to intervene. I can not see how I could have reacted otherwise. I saw that Stevenson could no longer defend himself. But because of the movements of the two boxers and my position, I had to wait for a second,” said Griffin.“I lost my appetite, I lost more than 10 pounds. Every night, I wake up at 4 am with the images of the fight in mind.”Also Read:Jeremy Stephens predicts ‘fantastic performance’ against Zabit Magomedsharipov Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA Recap, 1/3/19 – Harden scored 58 in win over Miami

first_imgAdvertisement 32f2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9d5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eho( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s4pWould you ever consider trying this?😱j7kawCan your students do this? 🌚1o6q3qRoller skating! Powered by Firework James Harden had 58 points and 10 assists as the Houston Rockets came back from a deficit to claim a 121-118 win over the Miami Heat. The Rockets trailed by 21 points in the third quarter but rallied back. Harden was 16-32 from the field, 8-18 on three-point shots, and 18-18 from the free throw line.Advertisement Chris Paul and Austin Rivers added 14 and 17 points respectively for Houston. For Miami, seven players were in double figures. Kelly Olynyk and Goran Dragic both scored 21, but they came short in the end.Advertisement The Warriors stumbled in Kevin Durant’s absence, losing 103-96 to the Orlando Magic. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 75 points but did not receive much help from their teammates. Aaron Gordon starred for Orlando, with 22 points and 15 rebounds.Despite a mammoth performance from Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves lost 122-115 to the Pacers. Towns had 42 points and 17 rebounds in the game. For the Pacers, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 37 points as they continue to impress in Victor Oladipo’s absence.Advertisement The Knicks blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead to lose to the Cavaliers. Kevin Love scored 26 for the Cavs, as Knicks remain in the last place in the East. Paul George’s absence cost the Thunder, as they lost to the 76ers. ben Simmons and Russell Westbrook both recorded triple-doubles.Meanwhile, the Jazz defeated the high-flying Nuggets 111-104. That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

Milan targets Arsernal wantaway Bielik

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement fsomNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9f9znWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eek( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a5Would you ever consider trying this?😱85zirCan your students do this? 🌚67uRoller skating! Powered by Firework AC Milan are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Krystian Bielik, who is still struggling to make into the first team.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe Polish under-21 international spent his last season at a loan spell at Charlton Athletic, where he earned the Man of the Match award in the play-off final against Sunderland.According to reports from Evening Standard, the 21-year old is not in Unai Emery’s plans for the upcoming season, as the Gunners’s boss is still eager to let the player out on another loan spell.Advertisement The Gunners U-23 defensive midfielder, however, has made clear about his intentions.“My future is unknown but there is one thing I can say for sure: I will definitely not go back to Arsenal Under-23 team.”Advertisement “At this stage it wouldn’t make sense. If I do not receive the possibility to join the first team permanently, I will have to look for other solutions.”“I feel like a senior player now so I want to play senior football.”Bielik still has two years left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium, but the club hierarchy would likely want to retain their starlet with a new contract.Although, the Rosonneri can come up with a mouthwatering deal for the player, which will make the move to San Siro difficult to turn down. Advertisementlast_img read more

Revealed : Truth beihind Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United transfer saga

first_imgAdvertisement bNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eae1r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 31gvWould you ever consider trying this?😱yCan your students do this? 🌚8fe4iiRoller skating! Powered by Firework Since early 2019 , Bruno Fernandes has been heavily linked to Manchester United and as the rebuild seems much needed, so is the need for new top class signings.Advertisement Fernandes had flirted with a move to United by saying: “The only thing I can do now is that I need to catch the plane so I don’t miss it.Advertisement “Will this be the last match for Sporting? I don’t know, it’s the coach who decides.“I told I’d like to play in England, but I don’t care about it right now.Advertisement “If it could be this season? It could be when the club decides, I’m not in charge.”However , Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not yet said much about the Portuguese specifically eventhough the window is to close in just about a week’s time.“As I’ve said and answered a few times, we’re working on one or two cases.“But obviously my objective now when I’m here is we’ve got to get ready for the games and training sessions.“And if I’ve got to travel somewhere I will. And you won’t be able to ask me.“We’re working on putting a squad together that can compete.“Of course we have some youngsters but we have loads of players that can play and loads of ways we can play.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Atlético cruise to a 2-0 victory vs. Athletic at Wanda Metropolitano

first_img Upd. at 23:14 Good start of the game for Atlético de Madrid, with a goal from Saúl Ñíguez in the 28th minute, which saw the first half to a 1-0. As for substitutions, both coaches used full substitutions. For Atlético, Diego Costa, Héctor Herrera and Vitolo came on for Álvaro Morata, Ángel Correa and Thomas Lemar, while Athletic brought on Ibai Gómez, Aritz Aduriz and Óscar De Marcos to replace Iñigo Córdoba, Inaki Williams and Ander Capa. Atlético de Madrid with their next fixture against Alavés at away stadium, while Athletic will face Espanyol at home stadium. CEST SPORT.escenter_img The referee booked Saúl Ñíguez and Ángel Correa from Atlético, while for Athletic Raúl García and Unai Simón saw a yellow card as well. 26/10/2019 Atlético de Madrid took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Álvaro Morata in the 64th minute, and the game ended 2-0. Atlético enjoyed a mesmerizing home victory against Athletic at Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Atlético de Madrid and Athletic arrived at this challenge after drawing their last game. Atlético de Madrid faced the encounter with a desire to add more points to their locker after a draw against Valencia (1-1) while Athletic had to settle for a draw 1-1 against Real Valladolid. As of today, Atlético de Madrid is 2nd in the LaLiga table with 19 points from 10 matches, while Athletic sits 10th with 13 points after 10 matches.last_img read more

Grand stupidity

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College of champions

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