The Arsenal of Arteta begins to carbure by 2020 and Leicester and Manchester City start with victory

first_imgLeicester and Manchester City beat Newcastle on New Yr’s Day on Wednesday (0-3) and Everton (2-1), on a 21st Premier League match that can shut the Liverpool chief on Thursday, whereas Chelsea and Tottenham began with dangerous foot in 2020 and Arsenal discovered religion on the expense of Manchester United (2-0).The ‘Foxes’ proceed forward within the chase in opposition to Liverpool, who with two fewer video games nonetheless has 10 factors of hire over the second. Leicester corrected the tight Christmas calendar with the second victory in a row, punishing the errors of the Newcastle ball out. The Spanish Ayoze Pérez and the missiles of Maddison and Choudhury took the three factors of St James’ Park.As well as, Manchester City didn’t fail earlier than an Everton in full resurrection by the hands of Carlo Ancelotti, to proceed third, to some extent of the second. Pep Guardiola once more discover tempo of outcomes, regardless of the issues in protection, once more becoming to depart some suspense to the ultimate stretch of the Etihad. Photograph: Reuters The locals dominated however the targets didn’t arrive till the second half, a double of high quality of Gabriel Jesus, to achieve confidence within the face of 2020. A purpose error Claudio Bravo allowed Richarlison 2-1 and opened a give and take within the that the Brazilian had the triplet, however the Everton was additionally ready to get oil.As well as, the Christmas marathon of English soccer left on the primary day of the brand new 12 months the tie (1-1) of Chelsea in Brighton, as a result of of a purpose by Jahanbakhsh Chilean in 84 ‘. Azpilicueta had superior the Londoners at 10 minutes. Chelsea nonetheless manages a five-point mattress within the High Four thanks to the remaining of the outcomes that got here later.Within the struggle for that Champions space, Manchester United was fifth (31 factors) and sixth Tottenham (30). The ‘crimson devils’ suffered the step in entrance of an Arsenal that might stay a turning level to raise their season with Arteta on the bench. The ‘gunners’ made Emirates get pleasure from a terrific first half and with the targets of Pepe and Sokratis.After the break, a United with out Pogba due to damage remained void in offensive duties and the primary triumph of the Spanish coach who was a ‘gunner’ participant from 2011 to 2016 was not at risk. Arsenal cuts however stays removed from the European zone. As well as, Mourinho’s Tottenham fell with a lonely purpose from Danny Ings, the place as well as to the dangerous picture, they lamented Harry Kane’s damage.In the meantime, the return of David Moyes to West Ham resulted in a win and win over Bournemouth (4-0), Watford slowed (2-1) to Wolverhampton and Aston Villa got here off the descent with a 1-2 over Burnley .– RESULTS AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM 21.-Wednesday 1.Brighton – Chelsea 1-1.Burnley – Aston Villa 1-2.Newcastle – Leicester City0-3.Southampton – Tottenham1-0.Watford – Wolverhampton2-1.Manchester City – Everton 2-1.Norwich – Crystal Palace 1-1.West Ham – Bournemouth 4-0.Arsenal – Manchester United 2-0.-Thursday 2.Liverpool – Sheffield United.center_img The gunners received the duel in opposition to Manchester United 2-0’Foxes’ and ‘sky blues’ minimize whereas ready for LiverpoolThe first huge pricks got here in Tottenham and Chelsealast_img read more

Gil Marín: “Lemar does not sell; there are no options for him to leave”

first_imgWhile the Athletic strives to hire Cavani against the clock, the exit door is open to lighten wage bill. Among the rojiblancos, A name is marked in red to leave the ship, Thomas Lemar. Nevertheless, Miguel Angel Gil Marín It has lowered those feelings. In statements to the portal Goal, the CEO ensures that the player “it is not for sale”. The French international has suitors in the Premier, especially Arsenal, and at the last minute has joined Bayern. But the investment that Atlético made for him in 2018, 70 million euros, forces the Madrid club to do not give the player. But for Cavani to arrive, someone has to leave the template. Someone of weight. January’s soap operas are nearing completion … It is true that since summer in the club they have transmitted confidence that the performance of the French can approach the expected. Too Simeone has dedicated good words and has given him opportunities but Lemar has not exploded and it seems that he himself has no confidence. Even so, Gil Marín has tried to be forceful, when there are barely three days left to close the market, in that appointment he collects Goal: “Lemar is not for sale. There is no chance he can leave.”last_img read more

Last day to close two departures and two arrivals to Valladolid

first_imgDepartures. In the club they must also resolve the situation of two players of the first team who seemed to have already destined to play on loan until June, but yesterday they did not finish closing. The first case is that of Blond waldo, player who already seemed destined to go out of Madrid, to Vallecano Ray, but the fact that the club has not signed yet another extreme has been able to cause the pacense will still train yesterday with the team and have to wait for today to know where the rest of the season will play. The other player who should have a team today is They do. The agreement with him Lugo It is closed, so there should be no problems, although if they arise the most normal is that the Mauritanian will go to the Promises of Javi Baraja and will fight to ascend to Second. Last day market, last hours to reinforce the team for the second round that has already consumed two days. And Real Valladolid has left homework for today. Beyond the exits, the sports direction focuses on Two player profiles to reinforce the team: a midfielder and an end. For the first case, the player chosen is Matheus Fernandes, a 21-year-old Brazilian soccer player who belongs to Palmeiras. Barcelona has the possibility of sign it until today for 11 millionOtherwise, you will lose it. And Valladolid would already have an agreement with the Blaugrana team in case that purchase is made effective, the Rio de Janeiro plays in Valladolid. If, finally, it did not happen, the club would value other market options.The other position is the one that can create the most problems throughout today. An extreme is sought, in principle, left-handed. Market options do not stop convincing those responsible for the club and last night Don Balloon informed that Sevilla would have offered Real Valladolid the assignment of Rony Lopez, Brazilian player signed this summer by the Andalusians for 25 million euros. Despite his youth already has passed by Benfica, Manchester City, Lille and Monaco, team that came out to get into Seville where he has only played two League games, although he has participated in six of the Europa League and two of the Cup. The problem with this player is that having played with Monaco and Sevilla this season, in principle, he cannot play in a third team.last_img read more

Florenzi is already one more in Mestalla

first_imgWhen Celades aligned the starting players against Celta, all eyes automatically rested on Alessandro Florenzi. The Italian debuted when he had barely participated in two sessions with the team and in the 52 minutes he was on the green, he showed that the coach was right to start. Thus, the Valencianista closed his participation with 25 good passes, several dangerous arrivals by the band, a shot to the squad and, above all, a defensive level more than remarkable. His performance was rewarded with a standing ovation, which chanted him. And upon reaching the bench il Capitano greeted the members of the group one by one, demonstrating that his nickname is a definition of the type of soccer player he is. With the first one he did not stop talking during the occasion to the ball stopped to be placed correctly and also to organize the ball out. And with Wass he ended up coming together so that one could hardly say that it was the first time they played together.center_img The Italian said at the end of the game “It had been very easy to fit in” since the team has “welcomed him very well”. But in addition to the good work of the group, the side put his part to adapt on the pitch to his teammates. Therefore, he talked with two of the players who control the times of the game, Parejo and Wass.last_img read more

Arteta, like Pep: complained about Turf Moor’s lawn

first_imgMikel Arteta did not live an easy afternoon in Turf Moor. Arsenal faced Burnley in a game that ended with tables (0-0) and in which the gunners were not able to convert their chances to win against the clarets.Those of Sam Dyche applied their usual game and also complicated Arsenal a lot in order to perform theirs. Those of Lancashire, aware of the association football of those of Arteta, were also ready in the other football leaving the long grass without watering to bother as much as possible their rivals in North London. Mikel Arteta was until a few weeks ago in Pep Guardiola staff in Manchester City. Both try to have their teams play in an associative way and with short, short and fast passes for what suits them a short and well watered lawn. In Spain, Germany and England, Pep Guardiola has focused on the grass several times when the rest of the teams have used this tactic to prevent them from developing their game comfortably. “They put the grass high to harm us and in the end it hurts them. We depend a lot on the state of the grass and sometimes you can not do more. What needs to be done is to adapt and not complain, “Guardiola said when training Barcelona after winning 1-4 to Zaragoza in La Romareda in 2012. He also pointed out this factor on other occasions by directing Bayern or the City as when he came to Calderón with those from Munich to play the Champions League in 2018 (“We came to adapt to get a good result for Munich”) or when last season we had to face Tottenham in Wembley two days after an NFL game was played on the lawn of the capital’s stadium The coach, as Arteta did, has always discussed the use of this tactic but has urged his own to adapt. Europe is complicatedArsenal has just 31 points so far this season (6 wins, 13 draws and 6 losses) and sees its participation in European competitions getting complicated. The gunners are six points from European positions and 10 from the first place that entitles Champions League. Liverpool, the great dominator of the competition, has more than double points than those in North London. Mr. Arsenal complained about Turf Moor’s pitch at a press conference. “The grass was high and they did not water. Obviously, this does not help us to play football,” he said.. In addition, Arteta recognized that it was something that was expected and tried to work previously in a similar situation. “I didn’t water the field during yesterday’s training. I knew this would happen but that hasn’t made it easier to play here,” he acknowledged.Even so, the coach did not want the turf to become an excuse to justify the zero draw of his against Dyche, who recognized a good approach. “This is their game. They know how to do very well what they do. It’s their strong point, they can do it and you have to know how to adapt. In some moments we adapted and in others it was not a matter of grass, it was a quality issue, “said the Basque. last_img read more

The stopped ball chokes the Lopetegui system

first_imgAnd it is that the marking in zone or mixed has not always given good results. The I raised, in the match of the sixteenth of the Copa del Rey, also marked Sevilla with the ball stopped during his visit to Sánchez Pizjuán. Outside the home, Valencia prevented Sevilla from winning at Mestalla also with a strategy play, the same way that came the only defeat of the sevillistas in the Europa League, against him Apoel in Nicosia on the last day of the group stage.Whether the ball is stationary or in play, the truth is that Sevilla have found the weak point based on hanging balls from the band, especially from the left side. The Real Madrid or the Athletic. for example, they fished in Sánchez Pizjuán in that way. The defense is one of the strengths of Sevilla this season, but the crack of the stopped ball demands an urgent solution so as not to complicate the achievement of the objectives in or what remains of course The defense of the stopped ball is giving Lopetegui more headaches of the account in recent games. The air power of the Sevilla defender has been questioned after the goal in strategy play of the Alaves last Sunday, in which several players were signaled and that led the Vitorians to leave with a point of Nervion.last_img read more

Iraola: “It is important to score out, but there must be balance”

first_imgThe Mirandés squad finalizes the preparation of the first leg semifinals clash of the Cup that will face the Real Sociedad tomorrow at the Reale Arena. The reds will travel without complexes, although they are aware of the difficulty of dealing with the potential that the blue and white squad holds. “Many times you don’t play what you want. We will be forced to play what Real wants to play in some phases of the game. Removing Barça and Madrid is the team that has more possession of the League. We will have to play time without the ball, being close to our goal and defend a lot of lateral center and standing ball. There we should be fine, ”says coach Andoni Iraola. That the tie arrives alive in Anduva is the main objective of the rojillos, who will also try to harm the San Sebastian defense with their weapons: “Of course it is important to mark out. Everything has a balance. If they make you a lot of goals, scoring one will not help you much. La Real has offensively many alternatives. Play well in transitions and people who play space. It’s hard to cover everything you have and it won’t be easy, but we already knew that. ”The team will not be alone. More than a thousand fans will travel to San Sebastian in 18 buses and private cars. “It’s gasoline for us. All the people in line and that there are about a thousand people who support us every meter we scratch for the players will be gasoline. We appreciate it. Having a red corner in the field will give us energy, ”he admits.last_img read more

Monfils defends the title and chains two in eight days

first_imgFrenchman Gael Monfils turned the first participant to win the Rotterdam match for two consecutive years since Sweden’s Robin Soderling in 2011, defeating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime this Sunday in the last, 6-2 and 6-4 in time and a half. In type, after successful final week for the third time in Montpellier, Monfils lifted the tenth ATP title of his profession by defeating the Canadian in the first match between the two. A consummate Rotterdam specialist the place he has already gained 21 wins and solely seven defeats, Monfils confirmed his skill to win a coated monitor match once more. The Frenchman has gained seven of his ten titles underneath cowl.Auger-Aliassime, executioner in Spanish semifinals Pablo Carreño, reached the last coated in his nice service with which he had achieved 46 ‘aces’ this week, in search of his first ATP title after dropping the three finals he performed in 2019 (Stuttgart, Lyon and Rio de Janeiro), however his serve, with a single dwell, left him in proof this afternoon, committing 5 double faults and giving it up in 4 events.Nevertheless, the Canadian defended himself in the finish. He was 5-1 down in the second set, and broke 4 sport factors with a Monfils serve (5-3) to method 5-4, however the French didn’t forgive the fifth time.last_img read more

The Ponferradina rules in Heliodoro

first_imgTenerife could finally defeat them on March 23, 2014 thanks to a great Ayoze Pérez who scored three goals for the 5-0 win. Aridane and Edgar Méndez completed the score.Finally, in May 2011, the duel ended in tables: Nino made the local goal that he already knew his descent to Second B, while the Tenerife Acorán tied for those trained by Claudio Barragán in the 88th minute. Heliodoro receives a rival on Sunday who, by numbers, feels at home. Is that lPonferradina has scored five of his six visits to the Island. Of course, the only victory of Tenerife was blunt. It is, therefore, a rival that by present and also by past, will make it very complicated.The last time the Berciano team was for Rodríguez López was on May 29, 2016. Confirming the statistics, they rescued a point thanks to the success of Raíllo who leveled the initial goal of Choco Lozano for a quarter of an hour. Thus, the ‘Ponfe’ reached the last day outside the relegation zone, although he finally went down to Second B after losing to Girona. That 1-1, in addition, was the last game at Ricardo León’s house.La Ponferradina won on his first visit, in May 2007 Thanks to a loner from Pereira. But his most famous and remembered joy was that of the final for the promotion to Second Division, on June 24, 2012 when they won 1-2 with a whole stadium against. The incombustible Yuri and Didar gave victory to their own and silenced the locals. It remains to be reviewed on January 0-1, 2015 thanks to Sobrino’s goal.last_img read more

Around the future of Kubo

first_imgThe Take in Mallorca is his private mili, living a football that I would have rarely known. Before the last classified, the Balearic Islands are condemned to fight to save themselves and, despite this, Kubo (3 goals and 3 assists) has taken its most competitive side: it occupies 9 places in attempted dribbles (74), 10 in fouls received (46), 18 in dribbles (34), 27 in entries won (16), 29 in passes with danger (20), 30 in intercepted passes (16), 31 in good centers (7) or 33 in auctions (28). The records show a footballer who has not abandoned his bold style and is being applied in defensive work. With that baggage, at the moment, knocks on the door of Madrid, but Being an extra-community (needs ten years in a row in Spain to achieve nationality) complicates the mission. Convinced of its potential and that the final stretch of each season is the most influential The next market, especially having to visit the Bernabéu in April, does not even throw in the towel.The Games, on the horizonAnother important issue to be resolved about Kubo is that of the Games. He is in the prelist and Japan awaits him in Tokyo 2020 because it is an icon in his country and there the tournament is seen as historic. Madrid and the coronavirus crisis will have the last word, but Take wants to be an Olympic and only Zidane’s request would take away the idea. If the club requires you for the tour, a showcase for the Japanese to win its place, would not go to the Games. If it were given, at their destination they would have to accept the situation. But now, with the decisive section of the course ahead, the planning at the Bernabéu to be determined and the coronavirus issue, Kubo’s future is in the air. 26center_img The coming months will mark the future of Takefusa Kubo (18 years old). As AS may know, there is nothing decided yet and it all depends on what Modric does, the return of Odegaard, the assignments and the possible signings. The most logical option, against which the Japanese will fight, is that in the 2020-21 loan to a Primera team with a style that matches their conditions and, preferably, dispute European competition.Last summer there was little room for maneuver in this regard. Kubo made the preseason with the first team and had some incursion with Castilla, but the quota of non-EU members left him with almost no options of remaining in the subsidiary since he had hardly had the option to debut in the League. That and the proposals of First clubs like Mallorca, Valladolid and Leganés They made him take a break by seeking an assignment to tan.last_img read more