Cordoba sack Miroslav Djukic in last attempt to stay in La Liga

first_img 16/03/2015 They are bottom of La Liga and have just 19 points, leaving them seven from safety, and they haven’t picked up a point since the middle of January.  s. Dacal It’s Cordoba’s last shot at survival. CET The president of the Andalusian club, Carlos Gonzalez, with the backing of his board, decided on Monday that the time was right to get rid of the club’s second manager of the season.center_img Miroslav Djukic will not continue in his role as Cordoba manager. Upd. at 20:33 Antonio Romero, who has been coach of the second team until now, will take charge until the end of the season. Chapi Ferrer was the man who started the season in charge of the club, but he was fired on October 20, also after losing to Malaga.last_img read more

Brazil captain Neymar receives two-game Copa America ban

first_img 18/06/2015 Sport EN Conmebol have not held back with their treatment of Neymar. The displinary committee have banned the Brazil captain for two games in the Copa America. This means that the Barça forward will not be available to Dunga until the semi-final stages, if his side even get there. If the Selecao don’t get out of their group, Neymar’s tournament will be over. The committee have banned Neymar for two games, due to an accumulation of yellow cards, the second of which being awarded in the 44th minute against Colombia, with the Brazil forward also receiving a red card after the final whistle. The first game he will miss will be against Venezuela in Group C, with the second hypothetically being a Brazilian quarter-final clash. Upd. at 19:46 CEST Neymar, captain of Brazil, was sent off after playing a leading role in a post-match brawl after Brazil 0-1 Colombia, with Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca sent off for his own contributions to the commotion.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix to extend his lead over Nico Rosberg

first_img .4. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams) 77 .9. Sergio Pérez (MEX/Force India) a 1 vuelta Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren) 1 .5. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN/Ferrari) 76 Carlos Sainz (SPA/Toro Rosso) 32 12. Roberto Merhi (SPA/Manor) a 3 vueltas Hamilton began in pole position, followed by Rosberg, but both were overtaken by Massa, who moved into first, while Bottas was battling with Hamilton for second place before the early introduction of the safety car. Laura Lopez Albiac .1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1:31:27.729 – RETIRED (DNF) – SILVERSTONE RESULT (52 laps, 306,198 km): 05/07/2015 .4. Felipe Massa (BRA/Williams) a 36.839 Upd. at 19:08 Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus) 1 .7. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Force India) a 78.744 .8. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN/Ferrari) a 1 vuelta 11. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/Sauber) a 1 vuelta .2. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 177 – Drivers’ Championship: 10. Fernando Alonso (SPA/McLaren) a 1 vueltacenter_img .1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 194 puntos .3. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) a 25.443 .5. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams) a 63.194 .2. Ferrari 211 – Constructors’ Championship: Max Verstappen (HOL/Toro Rosso) 4 With the help of a safety car and the rain, though, and in a pulsating race, the two Mercedes fought back, capping a frustrating afternoon for Massa, who eventually claimed a fourth place finish.  Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull) 22 Lewis Hamilton strengthened his lead at the top of the Formula 1 World Championship with an impeccable performance in front of his home support at the British circuit Silversone.  .1. Mercedes 371 puntos The Mercedes driver’s latest Grand Prix win moves him 17 points ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second in Sunday’s race. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) completed the podium ahead of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas (both Williams).  .2. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) a 10.956 Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Lotus) 1 13. Will Stevens (GBR/Manor) a 3 vueltas CEST Felipe Nasr (BRA/Sauber) 1 .3. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Ferrari) 135 .6. Daniil Kvyat (RUS/Red Bull) a 63.955 .3. Williams 151last_img read more

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos comes up with enigmatic response

first_img In the case of Sergio Ramos, he has different offers on the table and the player wants to leave Real Madrid, but both Rafa Benitez and Florentino Perez want to deny him. CEST Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two things marked on the agenda of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, during his imminent journey to China. The club president wants to meet with them both, with one to find an exit from Los Blancos, and to show the other one his confidence in him. Real Madrid central defender Sergio Ramos is not going to change. He has never hidden from the cameras, and he has always shown his face. On this occasion, after the game against Manchester City, however, he said something less clear, more enigmatic. When asked if he had prepared for the visit of president Florentino Perez, he limited himself to saying “ya falta menos”. It is a response which has many different connotations and translations, with ‘it is getting closer’ and ‘that’s all we need!’ among them, leaving the door open to many possibilities.center_img Upd. at 17:18 Sport EN 25/07/2015last_img read more

Antoine Griezmann: Barça are the best team in the world

first_img “Playing against them is the hardest but we’ll try and find a way. CEST Upd. at 14:00 17/09/2015 Sport EN The Atletico Madrid forward, speaking after his side’s 2-0 win in the Champions League this week, also bigged up his side’s record against Real Madrid.  “We just lost once to Madrid last season and Barça are the best team in the world,” he said.   Antoine Griezmann has said that Barcelona are the best team in the world. center_img The French international scored twice in Turkey against Galatasaray and is quickly becoming the Rojiblanco’s star attraction.  “Simeone has told me to do whatever I want to create danger, which is what I tried to do [against Galatasaray] and luckily it all went well,” he continued.  “I’ve said previously that when you play against Barça you’re playing the best team in the world. They have a lot of possession and it’s not easy as a forward because they make you run a lot for the ball.” Griezmann also thanked Diego Simeone for giving him freedom do do what he wants.  “At the start of the campaign I spoke with [Simeone] and I told him I don’t have a preferred position. [He wanted me wide] against Galatasaray, so I’m at his service. “I’m very confident. I’m at a point where I know the danger I can create in attack, so that’s what I try to do in every game.”last_img read more

There’s no sign of Rafa Benitez’s defensive excellence

first_img 26/11/2015 Since leaving Valencia in 2004, Benitez’s teams have never conceded the least throughout the course of a leage season.  They have conceded 10 goals in their last three games in all competitions, generating doubts – injuries to Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are not helping.  Liverpool 2004-2005 – Joint 5th Chelsea 2012-2013 – 3rd When debating Rafa Benitez’s pros and cons, people always speak about his ability to construct a water-tight defence.  Toni Juanmartí Upd. at 18:00 Liverpool 2009-2010 – 3rd Napoli 2014-2015 – 12th Liverpool 2005-2006 – 2nd The current Real Madrid boss is considered one of the best when it comes to keeping goals out – although the statistics don’t necessarily correspond with this theory. center_img Currently, Real Madrid have the third best defence in La Liga (11 – level with Malaga), behind Atletico Madrid (6) and Valencia (9) – Barcelona and Villarreal have conceded 12.  CET He’s not managed it with Liverpool, where he spent six years, Inter (he was sacked in December), Chelsea or Napoli.  Inter Milan 2010-2011 – Joint 4th Napoli 2013-2014 – Joint 3rd Here is how Benitez’s side have ended the season in terms of goals conceded:  Liverpool 2008-2009 – 3rd Liverpool 2007-2008 – 3rd It’s worth remembering, more than ever, that Benitez’s defensive system is failing at the moment.  Liverpool 2006-2007 – Joint 2ndlast_img read more

Alen Halilovic scores a beauty on his Hamburg debut

first_img The player scored the only goal of the German Cup game against FSV Zwickau on Monday, and it was a fine strike. He signed for the Catalan club in 2014 for 2.2 million euros, signing a five-year deal. Upd. at 15:32 However, he did not live up to expectations and after a season with the B team, he was loaned to Sporting Gijon in the last campaign. The Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic, formerly of FC Barcelona, has made a promising start with new club Hamburg. CEST Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia did not start Halilovic, but brought him on in the 62nd minute. 23/08/2016center_img Sport EN Eight minutes later, he broke the deadlock with a curling left-footed effort from outside the area. He was named man-of-the-match. The player made his Barça first-team debut on January 15, 2015, also in a Cup game, against Elche (4-0 away) at the age of 18. Hamburg begin their Bundesliga season when they host Ingolstadt on Saturday. Barça have a buy-back option for the next two seasons, which was set at 10 million euros, and also a preferential option in the event of a future transfer. This past summer he was transferred to Bundesliga side Hamburg for 5 million euros.last_img read more

Here is how FC Barcelona might line up for Copa del Rey Clasico

first_img 26/02/2019 IN SPORT.ES Up front Messi and Suarez will play. If there are no last minute changes, the third man in attack will be Ousmane Dembele with Coutinho an option off the bench. If Valverde switches to a 4-2-3-1 then it’s possible the Brazilian might get the nod instead. Coutinho started against Sevilla which suggests that Ousmane Dembele, who came on as a substitute, will be in the XI for the match at Bernabeu. Sport EN Upd. on 27/02/2019 at 13:45 CET La posible alineación del Barça en el clásico RELATED STORIES Rakitic and Busquets are certain to start. As for that last spot, it’s less clear. Sergi Roberto, who played there against Lyon, could retain his place. This would see Arturo Vidal remain on the bench. In goal, Marc-Andre ter Stegen is expected to start because Cillessen’s fitness remains an unknown. Ernesto Valverde’s probable starting lineup for the Copa Clasico is becoming ever more clear. The match against Sevilla gave us even more clues as one eye was clearly on Wednesday’s clash. As for the back four, with Vinicius likely to be on the left of the attack for Real Madrid, Semedo will line up against him. Pique and Lenglet will start in the middle after the Frenchman was rested for the clash against Sevilla. On the left it’ll be Jordi Alba. Could Cillessen have already played his last game for Barça?last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Top goals of the tournament ( with videos)

first_imgAdvertisement an9t48NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9izWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewbu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) jjWould you ever consider trying this?😱5dt6Can your students do this? 🌚blRoller skating! Powered by Firework Russia 2018 became a reality 8 years after it was awarded the hosting rights. It has been the most entertaining edition of the World Cup in the 21st century. The favorites of god were no good to the underdog’s will to win.Advertisement Who would have thought Belgium, Croatia and England would be three of the last four in the competition. Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina had all been eliminated before the semifinals stage. This world cup has defied all expectations to give yet another summer classic.At the end of 64 matches, France emerged victorious as they lifted their second title to become champions of the world yet again. With just one 0-0 draw in the entire tournament, Russia 2018 has been an epitome of entertainment for the past one month. While this may have been a forgetful tournament for a few, it has become an unforgettable one for many.Advertisement The success of Japan will inspire an entire continent of Asia as this world cup has been the best outing for Asian countries. As Qatar prepares for 2022, this world cup has given new hope for the underdogs, reminding the favorites that World Cup is the stage where the unexpected happens and the expected one can disappoint. A platform where a nation’s prowess is decided by sheer hard work and will and not by its flamboyance.Advertisement A total of 169 goals were scored in this quadrennial football competition at an average of 2.64 goals per match. Let’s take a look back and see some of best goals scored throughout the tournament : (In no particular order)Denis Cheryshev vs Saudi Arabia :Alexandar Kolarov Vs Costa Rica :Phillipe Coutinho vs Switzerland :Toni Kroos vs Sweden :Luka Modric vs Argentina :Dries Mertens vs Panama :Nacho vs Portugal :Granit Xhaka vs Serbia :Ricardo Quaresma vs Iran :Ahmed Musa vs Iceland :Nacer Chadli vs Japan :Angel Di Maria vs France :Kevin De Bruyne vs Brazil :Benjamin Pavard vs Argentina :Read also :Football: Cristiano Ronaldo speaks up about his move to ‘The Old Lady’Football: Kaka talks about youngster, Kylian Mbappe Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea board unhappy with Maurizio Sarri’s game management and rigid tactics

first_imgAdvertisement alf8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsujmoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebvjyu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 678kvWould you ever consider trying this?😱z7ojCan your students do this? 🌚c4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea board are unhappy with their new manager Maurizio Sarri’s game management and rigid tactics. Chelsea were beaten by Bournemouth with a margin of 4-0. It was a shocking result for the Blues and the club management should address the cause of the defeat very quickly.Advertisement The Board of Chelsea are unhappy with Maurizio Sarri for two reasons. The first reason was the absence of Callum Hudson Odoi in the starting line up of the Blues in the first half of the season. The 18 year old Chelsea youngster only started in five occasions in this season so far. The player had a great preseason. However, after that he was not considered in the starting lineup of the Blues.Advertisement As a consequence of that, Callum Hudson Odoi handed a transfer request and the Blues had to reject it. The other cause of the Board’s unhappiness towards Maurizio Sarri was criticising the players publicly. Accoding to the club management of the Blues, it will have a negative impact on the players. In the post match conference, Maurizio Sarri made it clear that it was difficult for him to motivate the players and that might be the reason of their defeat against Bournemouth in the Premier League.Azpilicueta: Chelsea looking for revenge against TottenhamAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more