Barca stars want four-game ban for Cristiano Ronaldo after kick and punch

first_imgMost of the Barcelona players were unable to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s act of aggression in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Cordoba until they arrived home from the exhibition in Elche. During the journey home the stories of the incident reached them, but they had to see the images themselves to assess what had happened. However, they are aware that the referees report plays down the incidents which actually occurred on the pitch in Cordoba. 25/01/2015 Javier Miguel Most of them are remember that the Madrid No7 has got in trouble for this type of thing before and feel that it is important to take action in order to prevent it happening again in the future. They believe the best way to eradicate this type of behaviour is to make an example by dishing out a ban. Therefore it wasn’t until they were able to watch the Portuguese’s punch and kick on television that they were able to draw a conclusion. Some of the Barca players watched what the Ballon d’Or winner did on Saturday night; others not until they woke up on Sunday morning.center_img CET Upd. at 23:39 After the initial surprise of seeing Cristiano so frustrated and wound up, the Blaugrana players were more or less unanimous in their opinions: “He deserves at least a four match ban”. It will not be until Wednesday, when the league meet to decide the punishment, that we will know how long Ronaldo will be banned for. The Barcelona dressing room is not expecting any “big miracles”.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to meet Barça in Europe because he is tired of them!

first_img 18/02/2015 Upd. at 20:35 There have been many years, many games, many battles. And Jose Mourinho was always the protagonist. Recent matches between Barcelona and the Portuguese coach have left marks on many people.  On Tuesday, in a post-match interview with TV3, he admitted that he doesn’t want to play Barça again in the Champions League.  Pep Guardiola amitted that he was tired, so did Tito Vilanova and now it seems that’s also the case with Mourinho, the biggest instigator of the bad atmosphere that exists between his sides and Barça. In a much more tender tone which was difficult to recognise, Mourinho admitted there “have been so many meetings, with Chelsea, with Inter, with Real Madrid… and in different competitions, like the Copa, la Liga, the champions League that… it’s been so many times and now it is difficult”.  J.M Bertran CET And so it is that Mourinho seems saturated after so many duels with Barça. His strategy may have eventually worked against himself.last_img read more

Bayern Munich players don’t understand Pep Guardiola

first_img Upd. at 16:07 Sport EN The same thing happens in games, with the match against Wolfsburg on Saturday seeing the Germans Thomas Muller and Phillip Lahm approaching the bench several times to get instructions. “We ate at the start of the season, be need more time, but we’re doing okay,” said the players of their coach.  04/08/2015 Pep Guardiola, who lost the German Super Cup for the third consecutive season, has communication problems at Bayern Munich. This is the conclusion of the German newspaper Bild. They ran a headline reading “Pep, this sounds like Spanish”, a German phrase with the same meaning as “this sounds like Chinese” in Spanish. center_img CEST They say Pep’s German skills are lacking and he expresses himself in English or Spansh in training sessions sometimes. “Do Bayern players understand their coach?” they asked.  They also criticised his changes in the Super Cup. “In the 72nd minute Guardiola changed Lewandowski for Rafinha and put Muller as a forward. He lost one of his best penalty takers,” they wrote. They also didn’t understand while he took off Muller later on.last_img read more

De Ligt: “I still don’t know which shirt I’ll be wearing next season”

first_img “When you play in a final you want to win it. If you don’t, you feel frustrated. It were sloppy in the first half and we didn’t show what we did against England.” 10/06/2019 RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES CEST When the UEFA Nations League concluded many expected Matthijs de Ligt to reveal his ffuture club. However the in-demand defender said his immediate plans were to go on holiday and that a decision will come with a clear head. Upd. at 10:28 center_img As for his future: don’t expect a decision any time soon. “I’m still not sure which shirt I’ll be wearing after a long, long season. I just want to relax now.” Portugal become the first ever UEFA Nations League winners De Ligt: “Todavía no sé qué camiseta vestiré” The 19-year-old captain, alongside Van Dijk, came up against one of the best strikers in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was an interesting duel but one, on an individual level, where didn’t have a clear winner. Although on the night it was Portugal who claimed the trophy after winning by a single Goncalo Guedes strike. Sport ENlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement w6jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsid0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4t7l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cbb1nWould you ever consider trying this?😱1i6yCan your students do this? 🌚hhd0Roller skating! Powered by Firework MANAGERS BATTLE IT OUTAdvertisement CHELSEAAdvertisement After a substandard 2017-18 campaign, Chelsea will definitely be looking to start the season on a winning note, recruiting Maurizio Sarri, the manager who helped Napoli to a second place finish in their previous Serie A campaign can be a step towards the same.The 59 year old Italian is recognized for his style of play, ‘Sarriball’ which consist of attacking football. And what has made his arrival even more exciting is his back staff that will include former Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, as the club’s new assistant coach.Advertisement MANCHESTER CITYThe Citizens have had a stupendous season in their previous campaign by losing just a couple of games. Pep Guardiola’s tactics of possession based play has worked wonders for the Sky Blues as they managed to score a century of points. Transfer window, though, have been rather cold for them as they only recruited Riyad Mahrez. The Community Shield will be vital for both these managers as they hope to begin on a winning start. What will make this encounter even more exciting is the attacking mentality that both these managers tent to follow and the winner will be determined based on who can penetrate to a higher extent.NEW PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FORBoth teams have not played a very active role in the transfer window this season, but they will be very pleased with the signings so far.CHELSEAChelsea has completed the signing of Jorginho who was a part of the squad Sarri’s squad that finished second just after the club from Turin. Promising start in first two pre- season games where he was on the pitch for just 45 minutes but managed a total of 101 touches and 98 successful passes. The Blues will waiting to see him combine in midfield with N’golo Kante and turn tables for them this time around.MANCHESTER CITYRiyad Mahrez has been one of the most in-demand players in the past few seasons, ever since his brilliant performance helped Leicester City lift the title two seasons back. Manchester City’s success at the Community Shield will depend upon the versatile player, the reason being, that he not only has phenomenal control over the ball but can also be an excellent provider.PREVIOUS SEASONS PERFORMANCECHELSEAChelsea’s Premier League title defense looked doomed from the start, as they opened the campaign with a chaotic 3-2 loss at home to Burnley with Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas being sent off. Antonio Conte’s side appeared weakened by the departures of key members in the team, and to add to their problems, their new singings failed to make an impact. At one point, they even suffered a run of five losses from seven league games. A late surge put them within touching distance of the top four, but their hopes collapsed with their 3-0 loss to Newcastle on the final day of the season. But even though, it wasn’t a season to be remembered, they would be pleased to finish the campaign with some kind of silverware after winning the FA Cup.MANCHESTER CITYManchester City blew the competition away in Pep Guardiola’s second season in charge, starting with a 22-game unbeaten run which included a record-breaking total of 18 consecutive Premier League wins between August and December. The title was already becoming a formality at that point, and while their hopes of going unbeaten were eventually ended by Liverpool in January and they missed the chance to clinch the crown against rivals Manchester United in April, City finished the season with a record, 100 points haul and even broke the record, for most goals scored with a total of 106 goals. Their Carabao Cup triumph over Arsenal made it a domestic double, and their sensational attacking football raised the bar for the rest. City scored three or more goals in 21 Premier League gamesPLAYER VS. PLAYER BATTLEAn all-Spanish Encounter- Cesar Azpilicueta vs. David Silva. Both players returned to their clubs after Spain exited the World Cup, where they failed to score against the host Russia. This will definitely be a key competition to watch out for especially after both players have been crucial players for their club in the past and have also maintained a consistent form. The test for the youngsters- Calum Hudson Odi vs. Lukas NmechaThe pre- season is generally the ultimate opportunity for the youngsters to impress their managers and make their way to the first team. And these two individuals have managed doing the same so far and will hope to carry the same form into the Community Shield. They have both been very successful when they’ve represented England at younger stages of their careers, and will be two youthful prospects to look out for.Claudio Bravo vs PedroThis will be an interesting clash. Bravo will be all out to prove himself at the start of the season and it won’t be an easy test for the Chilean golie, especially in the form Pedro has been in off late after scoring both the goals in their previous pre- season victories.WORLD CUP STARSKevin De Bruyne maintained a similar consistency as he entered the World Cup with Belgium. Another player who had a brilliant World Cup was Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. The duo didn’t only manage scoring but played an important role in initiating goals eventually helping them reach the semi- finals of the competition for the first time. Another player that has to be given a whole lot of credit for Belgium’s success is Thibaut Courtois. After making a total of 27 saves, he was awarded the golden glove at the competition.Another player who was in brilliant form and definitely created a number of chances for the Three Lions was Raheem Sterling. The pace that he has to offer would make a very tidy option for Pep Guardiola Advertisementlast_img read more

Boxing: Canelo Alvarez to face Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden on Dec.15

first_imgAdvertisement x51t6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm2at4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Em9hn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tmWould you ever consider trying this?😱wmdCan your students do this? 🌚21f3xRoller skating! Powered by Firework Canelo Alvarez announced that he’ll be returning to action on December 15, heading to Madison Square Garden to move up in weight and face WBA “world” super middleweight champion, Rocky Fielding.Advertisement This comes as a major shock to Boxing fans as Canelo recently emerged victorious against Gennady Golovkin in the biggest fight of his career and it was expected that he would take a stay busy fight against David Lemieux, but Canelo shocked the boxing world by choosing to move up in weight class to challenge Rocky Fielding.Advertisement Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Canelo’s promoter Eric Gomez, of Golden Boy Promotions, approached him to arrange the fight.“It’s something I didn’t think I’d ever say,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.“Rocky Fielding will defend his WBA title against Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden. The Scousers are coming – this is going to be the trip of a lifetime.Fielding won the title in Offenburg, Germany, in July after a dominant fifth round knockout victory over the previously undefeated Tyron Zeuge.Eddie Hearn announced the fight on Instagram with the caption “dreams really do come true”.Also Read-Boxing: Canelo Alvarez furious at disrespect, ‘I made GGG so much money !!’ Advertisementlast_img read more

“I believe in Ole” – Herrera predicts Ole’s success

first_imgAdvertisement 8u8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6qda3tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7ax481h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) afx1Would you ever consider trying this?😱e6bbCan your students do this? 🌚2ucRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ander Herrera called his time at Manchester United after 5 years in service for the Red Devils. The Spaniard has been instrumental in recent years for the club and has also won the Player of the Year at United once. His departure reflects a new budding era at United , controlled by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Advertisement Herrera had things to say about Ole and United fans can be reassured after hearing him out.Advertisement “I really believe in Ole,” he told the club’s official website.“I really believe in Michael [Carrick], Kieran [McKenna], Mike Phelan and in Demps [Mark Dempsey], but I think there is a tough job ahead.Advertisement “They need time because this is not going to be from the first day.“[Solskjaer] is one of the best people I have ever met in football. Everyone loves him in the dressing room. Everyone wants to fight for him.“When you have the players behind you and wanting to fight for you, part of the job is done. I believe in karma and if you are a good person, if you are honest and sincere with the players and the fans, sooner or later it will work.“I think Ole is the right person because he has qualities and knowledge but, also, he is a great man and a great person.”Herrera admitted that his major regret was never having won the Premier League title during his time at Old Trafford.“This is the greatest and biggest club in England and that was one of my dreams. I have won some trophies but the league is something I wanted to win,” he added.“I have been here five years, not the five most successful years in the history of the club. In a bad moment for the club, we have won some trophies. It shows how big the club is.“I hope I am wrong and Manchester United win the next Premier League but the club needs time to work.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Gladiator’s stance: Russell Crowe expresses his love for The Ashes as Edgbaston test heads…

first_imgAdvertisement cxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8dadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2xvl8l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 85tWould you ever consider trying this?😱wjy5Can your students do this? 🌚8ex1vRoller skating! Powered by Firework Renowned Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who is a known admirer of cricket, made his love for The Ashes known through a post on Twitter. Advertisement Russell Crowe, who is the brother of former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe has often expressed his opinions on cricket from time to time. The actor has always stressed that the test format remains the closest to his heart.Advertisement With The Ashes being the most exhilarating brand of cricket to be played in the longest format, it is no surprise that the actor is a huge fan of The Ashes. The series, which is contested in England this time around is off to a great start with the first test heading into an exciting final day.The Ashes is a constant singular symbolism of traditional cricket with the sport being revolutionized rapidly. The New Zealander posted the following on Twitter:Advertisement “I love The Ashes. The pulse, the swings of dominance, the pressed whites, the intensity amongst the players, the red ball, English crowds at home or away. This is the pinnacle. Merely a sport… no… The Gentleman’s War.”Check out the tweet below:Read Also:Ind vs WI 2nd T20I Review: Men In Blue clinch series as Windies receive wake-up callRob Key irks Indian fans as he says Steven Smith better than Virat Kohli Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool want Wolves winger Adama Traore

first_img El Liverpool quiere a Adama Traore 07/06/2020 Liverpool are interested in signing Wolves winger Adama Traore after an exceptional season at Molineux. Jurgen Klopp’s side could pay up to 50 million pounds for the wide man (60m euros), according to British media. Adama would be ready to take the jump up to Anfield. Sport EN IN SPORT.ES CEST He would be a good complement for the Reds attack, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane the current first choice width options up front. Adama knows he would be losing a starting spot for spells on the bench at Liverpool but it is a dream for any player. Adama, who has had other offers, is waiting to see what Liverpool do. The forward has shone in the Premier League and would have lots of suitors. Upd. at 15:24 last_img read more

Worth the wait

first_imgTHE wait was worth it for Pakenham Pony Club, finally getting on course to hold the Pakenham Produce and Saddlery…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img