Perez: “If I sign Falcao, I’d make Mendes president”

first_img CEST Upd. at 21:19 After watching Real Madrid crumble in San Sebastian on television against Real Sociedad on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo surprised people by suggesting he didn’t agree with Florentino Perez’s summer transfer business. However, it seems that narrative might not have been completely right. Or at least that is what the Cope’s programme ‘El Partido de las 12’ is reporting. 03/09/2014 Sport EN Throughout the summer it had been speculated that the Colombian forward would end up at the Bernabeu, but he finally signed for Manchester United. They have said that the reason behind Ronaldo’s outburst was that he is disappointed the club didn’t sign Radamel Falcao, a player also represented by Jorge Mendes like Madrid’s No. 7. The Portuguese forward was thought to have hinted that the club made a mistake in letting Angel Di Maria and Xabi alonso leave for Manchester United and Bayern Munich repsectively. “If I bring Falcao [to Real Madrid], I would have to make Mendes president,” Perez said, aware that the consequences with Ronaldo and Mendes could be tough. And the same programme have reported a cutting comment from Madrid president aimed at Mendes.last_img read more

Diego Simeone rues Atletico Madrid’s missed chances

first_img Upd. at 23:50 The coach was crticial but didn’t think it was his job to solve the issue.  “The team looked to create throughout the game, but football is about the chances you take, not how many you create,” he explained.  “The flares are a social problem that other people have to resolve,” he explained. There were also ugly scenes when flares were thrown down from the Benfica fans in the north stand of the Vicente Calderon, landing on Atletico Madrid supporters below.  Diego Simeone rued Atletico Madrid’s missed opportunities against Benfica. 30/09/2015 “On the pitch Benfica played a competitive game and deserved the victory for their effectiveness in front of goal.” Sport EN The Argentine coach lamented chances spurned by the likes of Angel Correa and Jackson Martinez.  CESTlast_img read more

Eva Carneiro will sue Chelsea for ‘constructive dismissal’

first_img 29/10/2015 “I wonder whether this might be the only formal investigation in this country where the evidence of the individuals involved in the incident was not considered relevant.  Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro’s lawyers told the club that she will seek a claim for constructive dismissal. CET Legal papers were served on the club last week and they will lead to an employment tribunal, after her and her lawyer failed to reach an agreement with Chelsea thus far.  Carneiro was angry that the FA cleared Mourinho of “using discriminatory language” towards her without asking her opinion or for evidence from her. Upd. at 20:29 If they can reach a deal soon then the case will not have to go to court.  She said: “I was surprised to learn that the FA was allegedly investigating the incident of August 8 via the press. I was at no stage requested by the FA to make a statement. Sport EN “Choosing to ignore some of the evidence will surely influence the outcome of the findings.”last_img read more

Manchester United want to tempt Bartra from Barça in the summer

first_img The player is aware of the situation, but for the moment is keeping quiet and working hard. Bartra is disappointed, but after being stopped from leaving in January, is going to give his all until the end of the season. It will be then that he will decide if he stays or if he seeks an exit. His agents, among them Carles Puyol, recommend that he stays calm and does not rush into any decisions. However, he’s aware that his lack of action could affect his chances with the Spanish national side – above all ahead of this summer’s European Championships.  CET Monitoring this situation, Manchester United have shown an interest in signing him in the summer. According to reports in Italy, the Premier League side are ready to pay 12 million euros for the 25-year-old, whose Camp Nou contract runs until 2017. That’s to say that after this season he has just one year left with Barça, but it doesn’t seem likely he will fulfil that year if things don’t change soon. 25/02/2016 Upd. at 11:40 Sport EN Barcelona defender Marc Bartra is not getting chances under Luis Enrique. He has become the fifth choice central defender in the squad and he’s only used fleetingly or in matches of little importance. last_img read more

The statistics of Spain’s complete domination of European football

first_img SEASON 2014-15 The first to fall was Real Sociedad, who were knocked out of the Europa League by Kuban Krasnodar 3-1 on aggregate. Despite winning 1-0 at Anoeta, they were beaten 3-0 on their tip to Russia. Qualifying: Olympique de Lyon – Real SociedadLast 16: FC Barcelona – Manchester CityLast 16: Atlético de Madrid – MilánLast 16: Real Madrid – Schalke 04Quarter-final: Real Madrid – Borussia DortmundSemi-final: Atlético de Madrid – ChelseaSemi-final: Real Madrid – Bayern Munich Europa League 2013-2014: Once again it was another good year for Spanish sides in Europe, with Barça winning the Champions League and, again, Sevilla winning the Europa League. However, this season, some La Liga sides were eliminated by teams from other countries: Real Sociedad, Athletic Club and Madrid. If you count the last 50 European knockout ties between Spanish sides and their rivals from other leagues – including the qualifying rounds – La Liga teams have won 46 of them. Champions 2015-16: Qualifying: Athletic Club – Inter BakuQualifying: Athletic Club – ZilinaLast 32: Villarreal – NapoliLast 32: Valencia – Rapid VienaLast 32: Athletic Club – MarseilleLast 32: Sevilla – MoldeLast 16: Villarreal – Bayer LeverkusenLast 16: Sevilla – BaselQuarter-final: Villarreal – Sparta PragaSemi-final: Sevilla – Shakthar DonetskSemi-final: Liverpool – Villarreal Europa League 2014-15: CEST Upd. at 14:50 SEASON 2013-14 Europa League 2015-16: 06/05/2016 Qualifying: Real Sociedad – AberdeenQualifying: Krasnodar – Real SociedadQualifying: Villarreal – AstanaLast 32: Torino – Athletic ClubLast 32: Villarreal – SalzburgLast 32: Sevilla – Borussia MönchengladbachQuarter-final: Sevilla – ZenitSemi-final: Sevilla – FiorentinaFinal: Sevilla – Dnipro Qualifying: Real Betis – JablonecLast 32: Real Betis – Rubin KazanLast 32: Sevilla – MariborLast 32: Valencia – Dinamo de KievLast 16: Valencia – LudogorestQuarter-final: Sevilla – PortoQuarter-final: Valencia – BaselFinal: Sevilla – Benfica Finally, Real Madrid said goodbye to the Champions League at the semi-final stage when they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Juventus. Los Blancos lost 2-1 in Turin and were unable to comeback at the Bernabeu, where they drew 1-1. Atletico had been knocked out by Madrid, while in the Europa League Sevilla beat Villarreal on their way to the final.  SEASON 2015-16 Sport EN Qualifying: Athletic Club – NapoliLast 16: Real Madrid – Schalke 04Last 16: FC Barcelona – Manchester CityLast 16: Atlético de Madrid – LeverkusenQuarter-final: FC Barcelona – PSGSemi-final: FC Barcelona – Bayern MunichSemi-final: Juventus – Real MadridFinal: FC Barcelona – Juventus It was a rounded season for the Spanish sides, with Real Madrid winning the Champions League and Sevilla the Europa League. Meanwhile, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Valencia were all knocked out by Spanish sides, winning when faced with a knockout game against teams from other nations.  Champions League 2013-2014: This season, which is still in play, is guaranteed to end with a Spanish Champions League winner and could also see the Europa League won by a La Liga side, too, if Sevilla beat Liverpool in the final in Basel. In the Champions League, Barça were eliminated by Atletico, while Sevilla saw off Athletic and Valencia. Against foreign sides, it would have been 100 percent success for the Spanish sides if Villarreal had not lost to Liverpool at Anfield in the Europa League semi-final on Thursday.  In the same competition, Athletic were also knocked out by a team from outside of Spain. They were beaten by Italian outfit Torino in the last 16, 5-4 on aggregate. After drawing 2-2 in Turin, they lost 3-2 against the Serie A side at San Mames.  Qualifying: Valencia – MónacoLast 16: Real Madrid – RomaLast 16: FC Barcelona – ArsenalLast 16: Atlético de Madrid – PSVQuarter-final: Real Madrid – WolfsburgSemi-final: Real Madrid – Manchester CitySemi-final: Atlético de Madrid – Bayern Munich Since the start of the 2013-14 season, Spanish football has dominated Europe, both in the Champions League and the Europa League.  Champions League 2014-15:last_img read more

Pep Guardiola: I spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his face

first_img “Ibrahimovic used his book to explain what he believes, he had some things to say,” Guardiola explained, ahead of the Manchester derby which pits his City against a United featuring Zlatan.  10/09/2016 Sport EN “I have a lot of respect for Zlatan and what he has done in the football world and his career,” Guardiola said.  Pep did, however, praise the forward in football terms.  Pep Guardiola says he always spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic face to face and not behind his back – like how the striker criticised the former Barcelona manager. center_img Upd. at 00:20 “Always I was clear. Whatever I said to him I spoke face to face. I never used the media to explain what I wanted from him on the pitch.” CEST “He has had a big impact everywhere he has been and he is an amazing talent, one of the best around. The best players always have an impact. The big players always bring their talent to a club immediately. You can see they don’t need time to adapt to a new league or understand another country.”last_img read more

Manchester City close to ‘robbing’ Barcelona of the new Busquets

first_img El City, cada vez más cerca de ‘robar’ al Barça el nuevo Busquets The Catalan club have followed the midfielder for years, but his future could be set to take another turn, with Manchester City threatening an offer of 40 million euros.  IN SPORT.ES Pep Guardiola’s been an open admirer of the player for a while. In fact, it’s no surprise that the man who ‘discovered’ Busquets during his time at Barça wants Weigl at any cost. The City coach has taked Begiristain with landing the Dortmund man, who has a contract in Germany until 2021.  Roger Mitats CET Upd. at 13:47 RELATED STORIEScenter_img The move could frustrated Barça, who have spent a lot of money on signings in the last year and would be unlikely to get into a bidding war with the Premier League leaders at this stage, with Busquets still under 30.  19/02/2018 Julian Weigl, one of the key players in the current Borussia Dortmund side, is one of the favourites to eventually take over from Sergio Busquets at Camp Nou. Barça remain fans of Weigl, though, a player they have long liked. They consider there are few players able to play that midfield role quite like he does, the way he directs the team in the same why as Busquets.  No goal in eight: Messi out to break Chelsea duck… and beat Courtois again It seems that City have responded to Guardiola’s request and have offered 40 million. Weigl would be the long-term replacement for Fernandinho, who is now 32. last_img read more

Rubiales: “Saudi Arabia hosting Spanish Super Cup is a possibility”

first_imgLuis Rubiales has spoken to Europa Press this Wednesday after it was leaked that the RFEF and Saudi Arabia were negotiating over the Spanish Super Cup ‘Final Four’ being held in the Arab country. “Saudi Arabia is a possibility but it’s difficult to reach 30 million euros. We are always going to have a similar criteria to UEFA and FIFA in that 30% would go towards our football base, to the young children, the smaller clubs and regional territories. I hope that we can reach the 3% we agreed for (for grassroots football) and not the 1% we currently have. We need to think about the players’ healths but first we must approve the format,” Rubiales said. CEST “We want three clear things with the changes: there’s less matches because that’s what the players asked for; to make the format much more attractive to generate more income, and moving to one-off matches. The players agree and the clubs will benefit because of this. We all win and the assembly will back the new format,” added the RFEF president. Rubiales said that the players will decide if they want the Copa del Rey to be a one-off match until the semi finals because they were be involved in the discussions. Rubiales: “Lo de Arabia es una posibilidad” IN SPORT.ES 24/04/2019 Sport EN Upd. at 17:29 The president of the RFEF denied that an agreement was already in place but it was one of the options on the table.last_img read more

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

first_imgAdvertisement bpesjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs36qgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eewjj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m3qvWould you ever consider trying this?😱9qbefyCan your students do this? 🌚mneuRoller skating! 16hlSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more46ccBody tricks that only special people can do pt-1uwfsHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies9qoA visualization of how Karma works 45a8dphux7h1hPowered by Firework Advertisement Letícia Bufoni e Silva (born April 13, 1993) is a Brazilian professional street skateboarder.Advertisement Bufoni was born in São Paulo, Brazil.Advertisement She began skating at age 9 and her grandmother bought her first skateboard when she was 11.She attended Hollywood High School, but left after missing so much school that she was in danger of being kicked out.When Letícia was 14 she came to Southern California to compete in the X Games.During that trip, she was skating at Element Skate Camp and practicing a trick (an inward heel flip).Her dad said that if she landed it, she could stay in California.She got it right on the next try.She got sponsored and decided to remain in California.Both she and her family knew if she was to be world class she had to be in the heart of the action.She has been competing as a professional skateboarder ever since.Image Courtesy – Leticia Bufoni (Instagram) Advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri given lifetime honourary membership at the SCG

first_imgAdvertisement qsNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecovd97( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mo4Would you ever consider trying this?😱5giCan your students do this? 🌚57bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri on Friday received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for their contribution to the sport of cricket. The Indian team defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series, ending the country’s 71-year-old wait for a rare series win Down Under.Advertisement Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri on Friday received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground.“The SCG congratulates Team India for securing its first Test series win on Australian soil. It is wonderful to see the world’s largest cricketing nation putting its focus firmly on Test cricket – a step that will reinforce the pre-eminence of Tests in the global cricketing landscape,” SCG chairman Tony Shepherd was quoted as saying on their official website.“Virat and Ravi have been at the forefront of that and Test cricket is well served having both placing such significance on the five-day format,” Shepherd added.Advertisement Taking to Twitter, Ravi Shastri stated that he is honored and humbled with the act by the SCG. “Great honour and very humbling to get the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground along with Virat Kohli,” his post read.The only other individuals who have been honored in such a manner are former Indian cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar and former West Indies legend Brian Lara. Advertisementlast_img read more