The possible rivals of Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey

first_imgBadalonaOne of the great surprises of the Cup. It comes from eliminating Getafe 2-0 and in the previous round he did the same with Real Oviedo (3-1). His success butcher contrasts with his precarious situation in the League: he is 16th in Group III with 20 points. His goalkeeper, José Luis Morales, is the most veteran active player in the first three categories of Spanish football. The goal turned 43 on December 26 and in April he will become the oldest player to play a match in the bronze division.Leonese CulturalA history of Spanish football that in recent years has become a classic of clashes against First teams in the KO tournament. in 16-17 Madrid already touched him (1-7 and 6-1) and last season he faced Barça and was about to scratch a draw in the Kingdom of León (0-1 and 4-1). In the 21st century he also received the Catalans again and twice the Atlético. The Aspire Academy project in Qatar is running second in group II with 38 points. He has eliminated Las Rozas (3-0) and Huesca (2-1). Dioni and Menudo form one of the most dangerous couples in attack.RecreationalThe Dean of Spanish football eliminated Hercules (0-1) and on penalties to Fuenlabrada (1-0). After being first of the group last season and falling in the playoff to the first of change, first precisely with Fuenla and then with Mirandés, he sails, with 24 points, in the middle of the group IV table.UD LogroñésThe leader of group II (has 41 points) is also in the hype after eliminating Marino de Luanco (2-1) and on penalties to Cádiz. It has become a regular Cup: since 2010 it has only missed two editions. It has on its staff César Caneda (41 years old), another veteran and historical of the category.Unionists of SalamancaIt is the sixth season in competition for this young team that was born to honor the Salamanca Sports Union. Last season he fell in the second round and this has eliminated Atlético Baleares (1-0) and penalties Deportivo (1-1). In League is antepenultimate of group II with 19 points. You can not play in the Helmántico because of its rivalry with the current Salamanca CF UDS, owner of the emblematic stadium. White’s rival will be one of eight survivors of Second B and Third. This is, The teams that may face Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey are: Ebro, Ibiza, Badajoz, Badalona, ​​Cultural Leonesa, UD Logroñés and Unionistas de Salamanca. The crossing will be resolved in a single game away from the Bernabéu on January 21, 22 or 23.EbroThe Harlequin team plays its fifth consecutive season in the bronze category and this is their third participation in the KO tournament. Last season he already enjoyed the experience of facing a First Division team: in the round of 16 he received Valencia at La Romareda. He is ranked 13th in Group III of Second B with 24 points and has reached the draw after eliminating Langreo (2-3) and Ponferradina.IbizaThe Ibicencos are the ambitious project of Amadeo Salvo, former president of Valencia, to take elite football to the island. Last season he bought the vacancy left by Lorca in Segunda B and competed in Group IV with a media project of which the former Italian international Marco Borriello was part. He is trained by former Sevillista Pablo Alfaro and marches third in Group I with 37 points (he won 1-2 to Castilla on the 12th day). He has reached the 16th after eliminating Pontevedra (0-2) and penalties for Albacete (1-1). In their ranks is the Second B pichichi: Rodado (12 goals, the same as Gabarre and Rufo). In its subsidiary plays Gianluca Simeone, the son of Cholo.BadajozThe pacense team is another candidate for promotion, in this case in group IV: last year it was eliminated in the first round of the playoff against UD Logroñés. He has eliminated Amorebieta (0-1) and Las Palmas (2-1). His coach is Mehdi Nafti. Real Madrid already enters the Copa del Rey competition after being exempt from the first two qualifiers for playing the Spanish Super Cup. The Zidane team will begin their participation in the round of 16 and will meet their first opponent in the KO tournament next Tuesday, January 14, in the draw to be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Football City of Las Rozas, headquarters of the RFEF.last_img read more

Garitano: “El Levante is a good team, we must be careful”

first_imgThe Alavés coach believes that “the new ones could play. Ismael has had minutes at Betis but he is still a 19-year-old boy. And Camarasa started from the middle center when he started playing but then it gave more performance in another more advanced location. The club continues to work in the market to replace Pina ”, said. About the winter incorporation period commented that “It tends to distract players a bit and you have to take people who are more focused. It is what happens in all teams on these dates but you have to know how to adapt and act accordingly. ” About two weeks of work commented that “We would have liked not to have to rest because that would mean we were still in the Cup. But they have helped us to prepare things, play a friendly with the subsidiary and already, in recent days, return to normal. Now we are in the second round and the difficulty and tension increase. We have all played against everyone and we know what each team can aspire to. ” Regarding the rival, he said that “he has very dynamic people upstairs, fast, who can also play differently and have gone from less to more. They have a great coach and are a good team. When you attack you have to be careful that they do not harm you in the transition. They have players that come out fast through the bands and we have to prepare the game to counter that. I think we are prepared for it. ”Looking to the second round He noted that “Outside the home, in the first one, we have been irregular and have added few points. In Mendi it has been different but it is clear that we must improve in the displacements so as not to suffer ”.On the subject of Aleix Vidal, who criticized Garitano for the “amarrategui” approach to Betis (according to his criteria), said that “It is clear that I did not like it but then asked for forgiveness and that is something that usually costs to do and to which we must also give value. What he has to do from now on is to continue contributing as he has been doing until this moment of the season ”.center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 17, 2020last_img read more

Gustavo Assunçao, near Nice

first_imgDefense of his father to CholoHis father, Paulo, closely follows the news of Atlético’s football, and in recent weeks he has been one of the footballers who has come out in defense of João Felix’s decision to choose Atlético after Benfica, against some voices criticizing that Cholo is not the ideal coach to develop the Portuguese talent (Van der Saart, for example). Nothing of that. Paulo is clear. You just have to look at your child to find out. Simeone makes all his footballers better. Nice, it seems, you will soon be able to check it out. Gustavo Assunçao (20 years old) son of Paulo Assunçao and raised in the Atlético youth academy, where he was eleven years old, from the age of eight to being a regular in the first team sessions with Simeone, is very close to going to Nice. The Ligue 1 team as revealed To ball He is very interested in taking over his services and would have already submitted an offer for it. It was last summer when Gustavo left Atlético’s discipline to head for Portugal. The foundations of the triumphant Famaliçao this season were planted in Cerro del Espino. With him, with Nehuén Pérez above all. His performance has not gone unnoticed in France despite the fact that when he left for Famaliçao he signed for five seasons. He has played 2,534 minutes spread over 29 games with an assist, 87% of the total. Midfielder, like his fatherWhen he was at Atlético, he had already caught the attention of Simeone, who at the age of 16 already congratulated his solidity and workmanship. Cholo being a fundamental pillar in its evolution: exercising with the first team players, he recognized, gave him experience and mischief. Today he develops them on the field. last_img read more

Nadal cruises into Barcelona Open quarterfinals

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Nadal needs to win his 11th Barcelona title this week to retain his No. 1 ranking.Klizan, the 140th-ranked Slovak who defeated Nadal in Beijing in 2014, reached the last eight by ousting veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-4.Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria saved two match points to defeat Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (8), while third-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria got past Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 7-6 (5), 6-2 for his 12th win in 15 clay-court matches this season.David Goffin of Belgium made it to the quarterfinals by coming from behind to defeat Karen Khachanov of Russia 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0, and 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece upset local Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “I came out with the conviction that I could play a lot better than I did yesterday (against Roberto Carballes Baena), and that’s what happened,” Nadal said.Coming off his 11th Monte Carlo title, Nadal has won 11 of his 12 ATP Tour matches this season, with the only loss coming from an injury retirement in the Australian Open quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe has won 40 consecutive sets on clay to extend his own record, and has won 33 of his last 34 matches on the dirt.“I had more options in the second set but a player like Nadal doesn’t give you many chances,” the 69th-ranked Garcia-Lopez said. Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Guillermo Garcia Lopez during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarterfinals by defeating fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.The top-ranked Nadal converted on his second match point to clinch his 16th straight victory on clay and set up an encounter with Martin Klizan, who eliminated Novak Djokovic in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

WBD man jailed

first_imgCocaine in rum at CJIADwayne King, 32, of 165 Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara, who was implicated by his girlfriend Vanessa Moore, for smuggling 2.945 kilograms of cocaine in El Dorado rum at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was on Thursday sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and fined $30,000.Dwayne KingIt was alleged that Moore had 2.945 kilograms of cocaine in El Dorado rum in her luggage at (CJIA) while she was booked to travel to London on November 9, 2015.King was later arraigned on the same charge.The prosecution informed the court that the man befriended the woman to gain her trust to use her to smuggle the cocaine.The prosecution added that investigations later revealed that Moore had been in the company of King before she was apprehended and that the defendant had fled after the drugs were discovered.It was further explained that Moore had been given the two bottles of rum by King, who had asked her to deliver them to a friend in London.Moore, who was initially charged with trafficking in narcotics denied the allegation and told the court that her London address is 78 McDonald Hills.The prosecution’s case are that on the day in question, the Guyanese citizen was an outgoing passenger en route to London via Port-of-Spain when she was subjected to a routine search of her luggage, which unearthed two bottles of rum – a 12-year and 15-year old El Dorado rum.After the discovery of the illicit substance, Moore told the Police that her boyfriend had given her the rum to take to London to give to a friend.The charges were later dropped against Moore after King had turned himself in to Police in the presence of his attorney.last_img read more

Exclusive – Mourinho reveals he was ‘inches away’ from signing Arsenal legend Henry

first_imgJose Mourinho has told talkSPORT he came close to signing Thierry Henry during his time alongside Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona.Reacting to news of the Arsenal legend’s retirement when he joined The Sports Bar on Tuesday night, the Chelsea manager revealed Henry was an ‘inch’ away from moving to the Nou Camp from Monaco in 1999.Henry instead joined Juventus before going on to enjoy a memorable eight-year spell at Arsenal, where he became their record goalscorer and earned legendary status.“When I was an assistant in Barcelona with Mr (Bobby) Robson in 1996 (we tried to sign him). He was in Monaco and he went to Juventus, we lost him by an inch,” Mourinho said.“After that he was not on my radar because it was never a possibility to come to my teams. Could you imagine in that moment leaving Arsenal to come to Chelsea? I wouldn’t imagine that.“He’s the kind of player that you need forever, especially in the Premier League where he was more than any other place.“He was okay in Barcelona and the (France) national team, but the real Thierry Henry, the player that we are all going to miss forever, is the one that made unbelievable seasons and incredible history in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Press Pass – Sunday, March 29

first_imgSteve Bunce is joined in the studio by Mike Calvin and Tom Hopkinson to discuss all of the latest sporting action.This week, the Press Pass team discuss all of the week’s international action, including Harry Kane’s debut goal for England and Wales star Gareth Bale’s brace against Israel.last_img

Key signing? Juventus man is moving to Manchester United

first_imgManchester United have boosted their future transfer plans by landing Juventus’ scouting manager Javier Ribalta.The Reds Devils’ planning for the 2017-18 season is already well underway, with Benfica defender Victor Lindelof becoming the first summer signing at Old Trafford earlier this month.And United have also managed to strengthen their backroom team with the arrival of Ribalta from Turin, where he has worked for the past five years.It is understood Ribalta will work alongside chief scouts Jim Lawlor and Marcel Bout at Old Trafford.Juventus confirmed their scouting manager was departing on Friday morning to “take on a new professional adventure elsewhere”.Ribalta told the Juventus’ official website: “It has been a wonderful few years here.“My thanks go to all involved with the club, particularly Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici for the faith they have shown in me since day one.“I will look back on my time at Juventus with great pleasure.” 1last_img read more

Inter Milan set to send scouts to watch Tottenham man

first_img Dembele on the ball for Belgium in their recent friendly against Portugal 1 Inter Milan are dispatching scouts to watch Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele in action for Belgium.The San Siro club have set their sights on the 30-year-old, who has one year left on his current contract at Spurs.Roberto Martinez’s side will face Egypt on Wednesday night in Brussels before they begin their World Cup campaign.Inter want to make Dembele one of their marquee signings this summer and, according to Corriere dello Sport, they are stepping up their scouting of him.The Italian side have organised for scouts to watch the midfielder in action for Belgium over the next month – beginning with their friendly against Egypt on Wednesday night.Inter officials are then expected to keep tabs on Dembele at the World Cup too in the hope a deal can be struck then.It was rumoured Inter would have to beat off competition from city rivals AC, but it seems as though they are trying to steal a match on the competition.Tottenham are yet to indicate if they would be willing to sell Dembele, but it is reported he has an asking price of close to £25 million.Dembele is set to face several of his Spurs teammates at the World Cup in Russia later this month when Belgium face England on June 28 in their Group G clash.last_img read more


first_imgHUNDREDS of mourners from across political divides and across the country will say a final farewell today to Harry Blaney in his native Fanad.Many have visited the family home in Rosnakill over the past two nights to pay their respects at his wake.Requiem Mass today (Wednesday) is at 2pm in Massmount Chapel, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Members of the immediate and extended Blaney family will be joined today by members of Fianna Fail and former members of Independent Fianna Fail as well as representatives of other political parties.In a tribute last night Pat the Cope Gallagher said: “Harry Blaney was a highly respected politician who served his electoral area and County with great distinction and commitment during his 45 years as a public representative.“I had the pleasure of working closely with Harry during my time as a Councillor. Harry was a member of Donegal County Council from 1957 to 1999 and a member of Dáil Éireann from 1997 to 2002. He was chairman of Donegal County Council on two occasions from 1967 to 1968 and 1986 to 1987.“Harry Blaney always believed in sharing power and he played an important role in establishing an arrangement for the lifetime of the Council with the whips of the other parties thus ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Council. “Harry was recognised as one of the great political campaigners during local, general, bye-election and European elections. Harry was known as a tough but fair opponent. He was decent man where his word was his bond.”Pat the Cope concluded by stating “Harry will be sadly missed by all his political friends and colleagues and in particular by his loving wife Margaret and family.”  HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS SET TO SAY FINAL FAREWELL TO HARRY BLANEY was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS SET TO SAY FINAL FAREWELL TO HARRY BLANEYlast_img read more