Asier Illarramendi and Fabio Coentrao may be saved by Rafa Benitez

first_img 28/05/2015 The imminent arrival of Rafa Benitez may save two of Real Madrid’s players. Carlo Ancelotti didn’t use Fabio Coentrao and Asier Illarramendi much, but the incoming Spanish coach counts on them and doesn’t want them to leave the club.  Sport EN CEST Illarramendi, meanwhile, had a distant relationship with Ancelotti, but knows that Benitez might use him more. His dreams of succeeding at the club live on. The Portuguese defender will only leave if Florentino Perez can convince Benitez to sign a better left-back, with the chief hoping for Jose Luis Gaya, David Alaba or Alex Sandro. Upd. at 21:03 last_img

Lucas Vazquez signs on at Espanyol from Real Madrid until 2019

first_img Sport EN Vazquez played in 33 league games, notching three goals, and helping out the team with good work in wide positions.  CEST Vazquez will be staying with Espanyol until 2019. His side failed to get into Europe last season but will be looking forward to the new campaign after reaching the Copa del Rey semi-finals. RCD Espanyol have signed Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez. center_img 03/06/2015 at 17:15 He turns 24 on July 1 and Espanyol can look forward to his continued development. The Galician was on loan to Los Pericos last season and impressed, so they took advantage of the purchase option they had on his loan deal.last_img

Raul Garcia pleased with Athletic Club debut win

first_img CEST 13/09/2015 Sport EN Raul Garcia also looked forward to the Europa League clash against Augsburg, later this week. Raul Garcia was pleased to score on his Athletic Club debut, as the Bilbao side saw off Getafe 3-1 at the new San Mames.  Upd. at 20:55 Along with two goals from Aritz Aduriz, Garcia’s strike helped Ernesto Valverde’s side earn all three points.  “The important thing is that the team won. When the team is doing well everybody benefits. I’m happy that I scored but I’m happier for the victory,” he said. He added: “The first job, today’s, we managed to get done. Augsburg have more to them than just their name suggests. Now we’ll rest, prepare for the game and go there with the confidence that we can get a good result.”last_img read more

Preview: Malmo welcome a Real Madrid in search of goals

first_img Most expect another Madrid victory here, with the question being whether or not Cristiano can find the net. Madrid thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in their Champions League opener, while Malmo were defeated 2-0 by PSG. Upd. at 15:44 Sport EN With the derby against Atletico Madrid at the weekend to think about, Rafa Benitez may choose to bring in Casemiro or Mateo Kovacic, with Toni Kroos off form recently. Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to overcome his poor form, which has seen him fail to score in only two of seven games this season – although he has eight goals in total.  Ronaldo is one away from 500 in his career, and, more importantly, three off beating Raul Gonzalez’s all-time record. CEST Malmo, for their part, are only fifth in the Swedish league and surprisingly struggling this season. Real Madrid have several players injured for their trip to Malmo, including James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Danilo, but they should still have enough to overcome the Swedes. 30/09/2015last_img read more

Filipe Luis punishment reduced after Messi horror tackle

first_img Sport EN The Brazilian was sent off when the title challengers met at Camp Nou last weekend, with Barcelona winning 2-1. 04/02/2016 at 19:37 Yesterday sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero released a statement reading: “Similar actions should be judged equally and have the same punishment. It can not be that an identical action that is written in the referee’s report can be punished with one game in one case and then ours is punishable by three games for Filipe.” Filipe Luis will now miss the clash with Eibar at the Vicente Calderon, but not the matches after that. Atletico Madrid have successfully appealed against Filipe Luis’ three match ban for a knee-high lunge on Lionel Messi, getting his sanction reduced to one game. CET He added: “Filipe Luis is a player with excellent records, as opposed to a violent player, an athlete. He went to the dispute of a 50-50 ball, touched the ball then later hit the opponent without being able to stop.  “Everyone who has played football knows that there is no misconduct here and this not be judged differently. Three games should serve to punish other actions, not this.”last_img read more

PSG confirm signing of Ben Arfa from Nice on a two-year deal

first_img Sport EN 01/07/2016 at 15:09 “Our fans have been anticipating the arrival of a player of his style and I know he will provide them with a lot of excitement on the field.” The French forward had interested Barcelona earlier this summer and was also in talks with Sevilla, but has opted to pen a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions.  “It is an honour that the club is giving me this opportunity, making this dream come true.” Ben Arfa, 29, told the club’s official website: “Signing with Paris Saint-Germain is a very happy and a proud moment. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi added: “For numerous years now, Hatem has been a major player in French football and was one of the most brilliant players in Ligue 1 last season. center_img Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa on a free transfer from Nice.  “Paris Saint-Germain has always been a very special team for me, so to wear this jersey at the Parc des Princes is a childhood dream.  CEST Ben Arfa scored 17 goals and created six mores for Nice last season, recapturing his best form after an underwhelming time in England with Newcastle United and Hull City.  He has previously played for Lyon and Marseille, too, and has been capped 15 times by France.last_img read more

Kepa Arrizabalaga writes letter to Athletic Bilbao after Chelsea switch

first_img 09/08/2018 Kepa Arrizabalaga has published a goodbye letter after leaving Athletic Bilbao for Chelsea, in a world record 80 million euro move – he is the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football. “That doesn’t mean I forget Athletic’s values, the same ones I’ve followed for 15 years, and for that I have to thank the club and its supporters. “I want to thank Athletic for the love and respect they have instilled in me during these years and I’ll always take that with me. To all my teammates over the years and the ones I leave behind in the dressing room – you are the best. RELATED STORIES “But I want to let everyone know I have made the decision calmly and in a responsible way. It was not easy to leave everything I have worked for so many years, the exertion nd the experiences. “Today is the day I leave my Athletic home, it is a day of mixed feelings to leave the club I joined as a nine-year-old,” wrote Kepa. “It’s where I grew up as a person and a footballer, from when I was little, and I understand some fans will understand my decision and others won’t. La carta de despedida de Kepa al Athletic Athletic Bilbao confirm Kepa Arrizabalaga’s departure for Chelsea move “And finally, thanks to the fans. Every time I walked into San Mames I felt privileged and I noted your love and strength. I will always be in debt to what you have made me feel. Aupa Athletic!!” IN SPORT.ES Jesús Burgos Upd. on 10/08/2018 at 09:33 CEST “However, sometimes in football you have to take a step forward to face personal challenges and develop your career. I’ve analysed what is best for me so I consider the opportunity presented to me in signing for Chelsea is the best for my future.last_img read more

2018 Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy: India fail to avenge their Asian Games loss…

first_imgAdvertisement it9xNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfjshWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2tf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2m2Would you ever consider trying this?😱pCan your students do this? 🌚2uRoller skating! Powered by Firework India and Malaysia shared the spoils at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Tuesday after the Men in Blue failed to convert their chances. India, however, still sit on the top of the table with 10 points from 4 matches and an unassailable +22 goal difference.Advertisement India failed to overcome Malaysia’s dogged resistanceAt the 8th minute, Dilpreet got a wonderful opportunity to break the deadlock when he found himself in a one-on-one position with the goalkeeper, but he couldn’t connect his shot properly. India got their first penalty corner at the 10th minute when Akashdeep’s shot from the right side of the goal hit the rival’s defender legs. However, Harmanpreet’s shot down the center was saved comfortably by the keeper.India’s fluid attacks from the wings and dominating possession couldn’t reward them a goal as the first quarter ended with the scoreline reading 0-0. Unlike the frenetic pace of the first quarter, the second quarter was a tepid one with both the sides squandering the opportunities.Advertisement The third quarter had the same story as both the sides came up with a safety-first approach. However, India came with all guns blazing in the fourth quarter to continue their winning run. But, that couldn’t be the case as the scoreline remained the same at the full-time whistle.India will next take on South Korea on 24th October at 2240 IST. The viewers can watch the game live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2, and Hotstar.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Lack of communication was Mou’s biggest flaw – Rooney

first_imgAdvertisement 212kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vso05eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E60dnfa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hk490Would you ever consider trying this?😱i5myCan your students do this? 🌚mo7jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Wayne Rooney has revealed that Jose Mourinho’s poor man-management skills was what led to the stars not being onside.Advertisement The all-time top scorer of Manchester United played only one season under ‘The Special One’ and revealed he was left surprised by Mourinho’s lack of communication with the players.The 55-year-old manager was sacked on Tuesday after The Red Devils fell to a dominating Liverpool at Anfield.Advertisement Wazza believes that a better verbal relationship with the players could have helped the Portuguese coach.Advertisement “In my opinion, obviously being there for a year with him, he didn’t [keep players onside],” Rooney told BT Sport.“And I think that was the one surprise I had, the communication with the players wasn’t as much as it could have been.“And I think when you leave a player out of a game, sometimes, for a player, it gives a bit of freedom of the mind when the manager says I’m leaving you out for this reason or for that reason.“But the players didn’t get that, and I think that’s the most difficult thing for a player to try and work out why you’re not playing.“I think the big thing with Jose was the communication with the players, and I know the players weren’t happy with him.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Can The Game of Thrones give competition to cricket and politics in India?

first_imgAdvertisement zgtxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjyadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebxsj0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1738Would you ever consider trying this?😱bCan your students do this? 🌚mgd0Roller skating! Powered by Firework The most awaited final season of Game of Thrones has arrived, and the social media is all gaga over it. The show has managed to get a staggering five million plus twitter mentions, that too when only its first episode has released as of now.Advertisement It seems like everyone wants to talk about the season of GoT on social media, hence we would advise you to beware of all the spoilers that might be there all around the social media.However, in India when the election’s season is going on along with the Indian Premier League with the world cup just around the corner, how easy or difficult would it be for GOT to trend on the social media long with these topics?Advertisement Interestingly, we have come across a research that suggests that the people of India are more curious about the Prime Minister’s throne as compared to the game of thrones. The following data will provide you with a better idea as to what is the priority for the people of India. (Credits to India today for the statistics)Advertisement  Peak-Time:With the World-cup squad going to be announced in the afternoon, there was a lot of buzz on Twitter with mentions and tags for ICC World Cup soaring during the 3 pm mark.In the researcher’s recorded time, tweets related to the elections had an  average of 2,419 tweets per hour, cricket tweets averaged 1,860 tweets per hour and 1,827 tweets per hour  is what Game of Thrones could garner(Credits to India today for the statistics)  Advertisementlast_img read more