EI Athletic will be the penultimate team that arrives in Jeddah to dispute the Spanish Super Cup. He will do it at 17:45 local time (two more than in Spain), two before the Barcelona, his rival in the Second semifinal (Thursday). Real Madrid and Valencia already they slept last night in Saudi Arabia The Cholo will depart from Madrid at 12:30 this morning. Ahead, five and a half hours of travel and a city in which, as soon as they get off the plane, suddenly it will be summer, with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees. Jeddah It is the second largest city in Arabia, with 3.4 million inhabitantss in its urban area, much more open and cosmopolitan than the country’s capital, Riyadh, 900 kilometers inland. The rojiblanco team will be exercised in Arabia tomorrow, in the previous match, and will be the only of the four Super Cup teams that do not do it in the Center Ittihad Club.The rojiblancos will do it at 5.3 kilometers, twelve minutes by car, in the Al-Ahli FC Center, for an hour and almost at the same time that the first semifinal of the tournament will begin to be played, which will be played on Real Madrid and Valencia tomorrow at 22:00 (local time; 20:00 in Spain). Simeone will appear before the media at 19:45 in Jeddah, while the rojiblanca session will be from 20:30 to 21:30. If the rojiblancos pass to the final, the remaining training will be in the stadium of the matches, the King Abdullah Sports, with capacity for 62,000 spectators.The Athletic he will hardly be accompanied by his fans. Alone about 50 decided to book Your tickets to the match. The club had the detail with them of not charging them. On such a trip it is worth having that gesture with them. This tournament has not woken up a great interIt is among the red and white social mass.The expedition will stay at a hotel near the airport and downtownThe Rosewood Jeddah will be the concentration hotel of the rojiblancos during their stay in the city, just ten kilometers from the airport and the city center, proclaimed a world heritage site in 2014 by UNESCO. The hotel, one huge circular tower with a yellow facade and blue glass, it is seven kilometers and twelve minutes by car from the other team that will stay on the coast during this Super Cup: Real Madrid. The Atlético hotel has a Health and Wellness Center on the 17th floor, a state-of-the-art center in isotonic weight machines and training equipment (with individual LCD TVs or personal iPods), cardiovascular, a outdoor roof with pool, sauna and steam rooms in each set of changing rooms. Atlético, on the other hand, does not plan to perform any important act during its visit to Jeddah. Is about an official competition and the team wants to focus on the sports issue, in trying to defeat Barcelona.
Agreement between FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde for the termination of his contract as coach of the first team.Thanks for everything, Ernesto. Good luck in the future. pic.twitter.com/UNBBQoLOB1– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_en) January 13, 2020Setién has never hidden his desire to train Barcelona (“Of course I would like to train him”). Also of playing in the Barça club: “I told him that I would have given a pinky for having played with him.” Cruyffista convinced, his style of play has to do in part with the idea that Barça sells, football around the ball. Now you will have to start it up.In the same statement, Barça announced the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, who leaves with two leagues, a Cup and a Spanish Super Cup. Their LaLiga numbers have been overwhelming: 66 wins, 22 draws and only seven losses in 95 games. In the Champions League, he won 18 games, drew five and only lost two games, Rome and Liverpool, with fatal results as the two eliminations resulted. He won a Cup and was a finalist in the next edition. His balance in that competition 12 wins, two draws and four losses. Quique Setién will be the new coach of FC Barcelona Welcome!– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_en) January 13, 2020Former player of Racing, Atlético, Logroñés and Levante; and former coach of the Guinea and Racing Team, Poli Ejido, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis among other teams, the Cantabrian replaces Ernesto Valverde, whose dismissal was also announced in the same statement. Enrique Setién Solar, Quique Setién (Santander, 27-9-1958), is the new coach of Barcelona, as announced by the club in two communiqués published at 23:17 on the web. The Cantabrian signs until June 2022 (two and a half seasons, no clauses are specified, although according to different parties they can break the contract at the end of each campaign) and will be presented this Tuesday at 14:30 at the Camp Nou (at 13:30 he will sign the contract and at 14:00, photo session). Setién was one of the first options of the sports commission and, discarded Xavi and sentenced Valverde, the possibility gained strength during Monday. That the option of Pochettino was not well received popularly activated the Setién plan, which on Monday afternoon already spoke with the managers of Barcelona but that on Sunday night had already had some input on the possibility of directing Barça read more
As reported by journalist Gerard Romero in RAC-1, Martin Braithwaite’s agent, Ali Dursun, is already in Barcelona in case the Barça club definitively activates the signing and he is the chosen one. Mundo Deportivo advanced on Monday that Brainthwaite was the cover and although Leganés has no news of the club’s movements, the presence of Dursun, also an agent of Frenkie De Jong, is significant. Barça has decided not to stretch beyond this Tuesday the decision to sign or not. In principle, there is a quorum between Setién and the technical secretariat, commanded by Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes. Everyone agrees to sign, but Barça’s economic straits and the special characteristics of the signing (a player who can only be from LaLiga and who cannot play Champions) condition the decision. What none of the parties involved want is for the decision to take longer. Setién has said that it is “preferable” to sign because another injury would leave Barça in the open. read more
The meeting that will be played on Saturday at 8:30 pm in the Carlos Belmonte between Albacete and Rayo Vallecano will have a large police device to avoid incidents. In addition to troops from National Police Y Local police of Albacete, members of the Police Intervention Unit of Madrid will travel to the city of La Mancha as confirmed in statements made to Radio Albacete Cadena SER, the commissioner of the National Police of Albacete, Florentino Marín. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 25, 2020 We remember that the first round match played in December at the Vallecas stadium was suspended at the break for insults to Albacete striker Roman Zozulia and the resumption of the second part is still undated. Also, Albacete will strengthen its private security service and also continue to maintain contacts with the security officers of both teams to plan the security protocol for this match. For Saturday’s game, Albacete has made available to Rayo Vallecano 200 tickets for the game and the Madrid club must send Alba the names of the fans who will attend the meeting for security reasons. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 25, 2020 read more
“Five years have passed, but it seems like yesterday. Despite the fact that football passes very quickly, you don’t stop getting excited. The history of our club changed because it had been a long time since the Champions League had been won, in addition when practically everything was lost. After that moment I told my mother that I could die in peace no matter what happened. And yes, I think it is my best goal, the goal of my career, for everything it represents not only for me personally, but for the world of football and for our club, “Ramos begins.The center-back also explains the move: “I am a very optimistic person, who until the last second that this possibility exists always thinks that it is possible. I dreamed of that perfect ball, that it would arrive to finish it off and that it would end up inside. Said and done: a great ball from my brother Modric, who makes him fly and was where he had to go. I did not finish with the head, I finished with the soul “. And Casillas, who had failed in the rojiblanco goal, thanked him like this on the pitch, in an iconic hug: “Brother, you’re the fucking master, I love you.” I have a special affection for Iker, it’s a long-standing relationship We are very, very good friends. “ 4 He Real Madrid He has rescued a video from 2019 in which his today captain, Sergio Ramos (33 years old), recalls his legendary goal in the 2013-14 Champions League final. With the match in the discount and Atlético caressing their first European Cup, the central defender appeared to, in the famous 92:48, force the extension. The rest is history… “In the pineapple the coach always speaks and I also like to say a few words. I said that no matter what happened we could go home with our heads held high because we had given everything within the field “, Ramos reveals. And what happened was that Madrid lifted the trophy: “The finals are not played, the finals are won, and we have been very lucky to play many Champions League finals and the vast majority have won them.” Florentino Pérez, the president, had a nice approach to him before the start of the meeting: “It was also a very loving gesture on his part, that placing his trust in you makes you feel a little more important, and that in one way or another I could transmit it to the team, pull the group at the most important moments. That merger we did had its prize. “The video closes with the last thought of Ramos in captain mode: “It will always be a goal that will go down in history. It is a group work, a team effort, a lot of sacrifice, a lot of effort. The story and the tale needed to end that result. I had to score the goal, but we will go down in history as a team, not only because of Sergio Ramos’ goal“ read more
It was a room that was accessed by crossing an arch in his house in Aravaca, Madrid. With exposed brick and dozens of objects, wherever you look. Photos, flags, balls, newspaper covers and even a stuffed Indi, Atlético’s mascot. Radomir taught them all with the tenderness of a father talking about his children. They really were. His soccer offshoots. And this is his particular museum full of memories that are the history of the ball. One color stood out among all the others, and that he, Antic, had many teams. In Spain Madrid and Barcelona too, and Oviedo, Zaragoza and Celta. But it was two years at Atlético, 1995 and 1996, that made him be forever, that color, red and white mixed with stripes. That season in which the rojiblanco team, as Kiko writes, “came out of the mud” to be champion. Only three coaches in the rojiblanca history, Luis Aragonés (611), Simeone (467) and Zamora (206), directed Atlético more games than he (189). Today he is gone, a pancreatitis has taken him in the times of the coronavirus, so hard; without funerals, without burials of more than three people, without the possibility of saying goodbye to them, a myth. Twitter was mourning. “Radomir Antic”, “DEP Mister”, Radomir I love you “,” doublet “,” Penev “, DEP Radomir”, “Pantic”. Almost all trending topics talked about him.“I was never a screaming coach, ever. I prefer that they, the footballers, understand, that they understand why everything. That’s why I write everything on that blackboard at the locker room door, “he confessed in the book. Until always, Vicente Calderón. Their names always linked, as with that of Pantic, Antic was ‘their inventor’. “Our story begins in the Partizán of Belgrade. He was the coach, ‘The Master’ as I call him. After a while, he went to the Spanish League, with Zaragoza, and I played Greece, Panionios, “Milinko described a few days ago in an extensive interview in The Coaches’ Voice. “Antic asked me for a video to see how he was playing in Panionios I said to him: ‘Coach, that is going to be very difficult, nobody keeps that kind of thing here.’ Days later he called me at home to tell me not to sign anything. He was negotiating with several teams and he wanted me with him, “he completed. He was already like a father to him. He would never stop being one. The first time Jesús Gil went down to the locker room and saw the blackboard on the door, he asked, puzzled: “But what is this?” “This is how we prepare the games, presi,” replied Antic. “First time I see him in my life,” Gil argued and spluttered away. Serbian was the coach of the blackboard, of the tortillas, beers and barbecues on Fridays in the bar in the box of the Calderón to live together (“It is easier to die in the field for someone you feel like a brother than just a partner“) and from the photos to the rivals.” When I knew that we would meet Ajax in the Champions League (Champions League quarterfinal, 1997) I sent people to their stadium to take pictures of them at every game. They brought slides. Thousands of each move. My footballers have seen them all in talks this week, “the coach continued to reveal. Until always, Vicente Calderón.From the omelette in the box to the tie on the benchA coach who always, always, always, in his 189 matches with Atlético wore a tie like Simeone his black suit, on the benches. “No one has ever noticed her, but since I have been a coach I have worn her. Tie. Perhaps she is my Yugoslav culture: if you prepare for a party for seven days and this is a party, you should dress well.” A coach who returned Atlético to Neptuno and that, that afternoon when he was celebrating the double, when he left Calderón, he noticed an old woman, on the way to the source. An old woman applauding from a sidewalk as the bus passed. “How many people are there behind football to make happy“He always remembered what he thought. He did. From the field, the benches and the radio, where he commented when he hung his tie. It was in many of the photos in his home museum. Like that phrase on his lips,” a bratzo. “ Forever forever. Like his myth, like that song. Radomir I love you, lolololo. read more
Millionaire transfers are the order of the day in the transfer market, but they are also available at zero cost. ESPN has developed a classification of ten best transfers in the history of players who have not involved disbursement some for the clubs:1 Lewandowski to BayernThe Pole began to excel in Dortmund and in 2013 his agent assured that he would not renew. The following year Lewandowski headed to Bayern Munich, a team that has released its best version. He has scored 230 goals in 275 games and he has become the Bundesliga’s top scorer four times. In addition, the striker has been an indisputable piece to win the last five titles of the German team.2 Pirlo to JuventusA fatal injury to the Italian in the 2010/2011 season gave rise to Van Bommel “stealing” his position in Milan’s midfield. This meant that he lost weight in the team so the Milanese club proposed to renew only one season. Pirlo then decided to take another path and Juventus appeared. Buffon assured that it was “the signing of the century” and he became a legend with four Scudetti and three more cups before his 2015 departure to MLS.3 Sol Campbell to ArsenalThe one who was captain of Tottenham after 12 years in the club left him to go to one of his great rivals after finishing his contract in 2001. He was key piece in defending Wenger’s best team, who dominated in England from 2003 to 2005.4 Luis Enrique to BarcelonaHe arrived at the Catalan club from the eternal rival. The Asturian left Real Madrid for free in 1996 and lived his most outstanding stage at Barcelona. As a Barça player, he won two Leagues, two King’s Cups, a Spanish Super Cup, a Recopa and a European Super Cup. In addition, in his time as coach of Barça he achieved the Triplet in 2015.5 Roberto Baggio to Bologna and BresciaThe Italian is the other player on this list who had two free transfers. He arrived at Bologna and Brescia from Milan and Inter, respectively. He wasn’t comfortable in either of Milan’s two big teams and it showed its great quality when he abandoned them. In his only season at Bologna he scored 22 goals and at Brescia, a club in which he spent four seasons, he ended up scoring 46 goals before his retirement. 6 McManaman to Real MadridIn 1998 he came to the white team for free after ending his contract with Liverpool, a club in which he spent 9 years and in which he was not highly regarded. At the Bernabéu he became one of the most beloved players thanks to his great work in the field helping to win two leagues, two Champions, two Spanish Super Cups, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup.7 Gullit to ChelseaHe arrived at the English team from Milan with the 1987 Ballon d’Or under his arm, but at Chelsea he left a lot to be desired. His team won nothing in his first campaign and had a hard time adapting to English football. He ended up as Chelsea coach-player.8 Larsson to BarcelonaWhen his contract with Celtic expired in 2004, he decided to go one step further in his career. In Barcelona, where he was only two seasons, it happened without making much noise partly due to the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in his first season as a Barça player. Despite this, he was decisive in the final of the Champions League in 2006.9 Milner to LiverpoolMilner was an important player during his time at Manchester City, but he came to Liverpool for free in 2015. The Englishman has not always been an irreplaceable player in the whole of the ‘reds’, but he has shown great versatility and commitment. He raised the Champions and has two Premier.10 Cambiasso to Inter and LeicesterCambiasso has the “honor” of having had two free transfers in his career. The first was after he was sidelined by Real Madrid at the time of the Galacticos, something that Inter Milan took advantage of to get his services for free in 2004. In the Italian team it was a piece key to winning five Scudetti and the Triplet. After this, he also left without cost to Leicester whom he helped save the previous season to which the English team was proclaimed Premier champion. read more