Quique Setién already warned at the presentation press conference as coach of Barcelona that his intention was to bring “the north wind” to the club. The truth is that he has brought the entire Cantabrian galley because the storm that is falling in Catalonia of rain and wind does not remind him of the oldest in the place. However, for a ‘chicarrón’ from the north like Setién this inclement weather is not an impediment to continue with the daily work routine.And is that more than one in the locker room expected clemency from Setién to which he was falling this afternoon in Barcelona, but the coach was inflexible, citing the entire squad to field number 1, better known as Tito Vilanova, of the Ciutat Esportiva. Some suggested the possibility of exercising in the sports hall, but Setien dismissed it bluntly. Hence, more than one player will jump to the field more astonished and perplexed than anything else. Who reflected his strangeness most angrily at Setien’s decision to train in the open was one of the captains, Gerard Piqué, that before jumping to the field his laments could be clearly heard: “At least we have canceled a training! “. His teammates tried to gut heart, jumping into the field with a loud sound:”Go Go!“.What is clear is that The Setién method has entered the dressing room in a way as natural as it is unappealable. Since it landed on January 14, the team has not had any holiday – annulled the one it had planned on Wednesday, January 15 -, called a double session on his first day at the head of the team and set up a session the same day of the game. And that without hardly making noise or anyone in the locker room mounted in anger.
Tickets can now be purchased at Vallecas ticket offices. This Tuesday they open in the afternoon (from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), from Wednesday to Friday they will do it in the morning (from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) and late (from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and on Saturday, also all day (from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). The same day of the match will be dispatched from 7:00 p.m. onwards. Of course, this promotion will only be active until Friday at 20:00 or while supplies last.The best entry, against OviedoThe goal of Lightning is to match and even improve your record attendance in the league, which amounts to 10,447 spectators. These figures correspond to the match against Oviedo (1-1). It has significantly exceeded Average first round attendance (8,928, 61.55% of Vallecas capacity) and a good part of it was the Cup, which regained that communion between the public and the team. El Rayo has launched a promotion to fill Vallecas against Huesca (Sunday, 9:00 p.m.) The franjirrojo club has made an offer with tickets to ten euros for the companions of subscribers, always in the same area of the stadium where he has his seat. The quota corresponding to this promotion is 1,500 locations. For the general public, prices They range between 20 euros (from the Fund) and € 40 (from the Central Tribune).
They are joined by other usual internationals. Djené is the captain of the national team and a reference for Togo football, country that follows with great enthusiasm in the great events of Getafe. Maksimovic, Arambarri’s teammate in the midfield, owns Serbia for several seasons and Nyom is a regular in the alignments of Cameroon.With the Eurocup at the end of the course, there is only the presence of some blue on the list of our selection. Jaime Mata came to debut with Luis Enrique and Ángel is also signing a great scoring campaign. If the Spaniard is looking for a striker on a roll, he can take a tour of the Coliseum. Finally, Cucurella is a fundamental piece in the U21 selection and Hugo Hard, the quarry par excellence of Geta, has also entered the pre-list of the sub-21 for the next appointment. The deeds of Getafe are not going unnoticed and are already beginning to have national and international recognition. Flattery already surpasses the critics and the azulones are in fashion. Put Champions in LaLiga and after eliminating Ajax, it is logical that Bordalás and his players are in fashion.The best sample has been the last call of Washington Tabárez. It has cost him, but the Uruguayan coach has finally called Damián Suárez and Mauro Arambarri for the next qualifying events for the World Cup. The albiceleste will be measured in Chile and Ecuador in May and the two getafenses are ready to debut. Arambarri had played with the lower categories, so Damián’s presence draws more attention. The side is completing a spectacular season and the opportunity to play for his selection hits him at the age of 31.
Once the peak of coronavirus transmissions in the country has been surpassed, China begins to glimpse the return to normality and, therefore, the return of its football. The trickle of Spanish players and coaches is already constant, although traveling to the Asian giant is not being easy. Óscar Céspedes, Dani Acosta, Erica Hernández and Jordi EscuraMembers of the Qingdao Huanghai coaching staff led by Juanma Lillo, took almost 48 hours to reach their place of work and now they live their particular Big Brother. “We have a camera that records our door 24 hours a day. We cannot leave for another 14 days,” Escura discovers.The odyssey of the Spanish expedition began last Monday in Barcelona. His first flight, to Frankfurt, came out to ask: “We did not find any kind of control.” From Germany they traveled to Shanghai, where the complications began: “The flight went well, but after landing we had to wait three hours inside the plane. Then we had to fill out papers, download the app with which they control the disease … “In total, another three hours that led them to miss the flight to Qingdao. Air traffic has been drastically reduced, so they had to wait 13 hours until the next plane: “We had to spend the night there, but we couldn’t leave the airport because that would have forced us to quarantine in Shanghaiso we slept in some chairs. “ At eight in the morning the next day, when the endless story seemed to be coming to an end, Céspedes, Acosta, Hernández and Escura found that on the flight, in which they had reserved four seats, there was only room for two people: “We told them we all had to go and they managed to fix it. A girl who looked like she was taken from ‘Encounters of the third phase’ accompanied us at all times.” Already in Qingdao, the Spanish expedition again passed the relevant controls. Then a coach took them one by one to the door of their house. “A person accompanies you until you enter to ensure that we do not ‘escape’In total, almost 48 hours of travel spent “with a cupcake, a bun, a juice, water and crackers.”Now, both Óscar Céspedes, Dani Acosta, Erica Hernández and Jordi Escura are in guarded 24 hours a day. A camera records their doors to make sure they are quarantined. They cannot leave. Neither to buy: “You have to order anything you want online and the doorman uploads it to the front door“It may be strict, but this is how China has managed to link two days without contagion:” They don’t gamble with those of us who come from outside. Every day they come to take our temperature to make sure that the virus does not bounce. “Forced to turn aroundIt was complicated, but Céspedes, Acosta, Hernández and Escura managed to get to China. Lucky he didn’t run Roberto Mickel, a member of the Shenzhen Sports Directorate. The man from Tenerife traveled to Barcelona, but was forced to turn around due to the impossibility of finding a safe flight to his final destination. “One of the problems is that companies like Qatar Airways or Emirates have canceled their flights from Spain and this greatly reduces the possibility of seeking a safe stopover.“Mickel said on social networks.
The ball was propelled like a cannon towards the squad of the Rioja goal, where Juan Antonio Pérez, the good Canarian goalkeeper of Logroñés, He did enough to accompany the flight of the ball without giving him time or to arm his arms. The outbreak of the stadium was brutal. The words ‘Oh’ of admiration and ‘goooooool’ of joy were mixed. The stands were filled with white scarves and a cry: “Bullfighter, bullfighter!”. Logic the general hubbub. She was the best Chilean ever seen up to that date and, for many, the best Chilean in all of history. Hugo respected his celebration ritual, with that cartwheel that he repeated 207 times in Real Madrid in the 283 games he played in white. April 10, 1988. Real Madrid-Logroñés in a crowded Bernabéu, as always in the good times of the Quinta del Buitre. Spring sun in the capital. Beenhakker’s men start the game attacking towards the goal of the North Fund, as is customary for the Whites. Minute 9. Martín Vázquez designed a profiled center from the left wing towards the heart of the La Rioja area. There were Comas, Hugo de León, Gelucho, Casimiro … The Ball was very high, at two and a half meters minimum, and in the blue sky of the capital, the prodigious left foot of a Mexican born to make goal a job emerged. Also, with art. Her Chilean was perfect, orthodox, impeccable, almost designed by computer. The impact on the ball was forceful, clear, as if the ball had said to the Aztec “eat me!” After that feat, Hugo went on to say: “After a goal like that, I wanted to retire from football. After something like that, it gives you the impression that you have nothing left to do. ” Over time my admired Hugo confessed to me that a goal of that caliber could only be against Logroñés. I replied, “Why? He replied: “Read the word Logroñés backwards.” Do you know what comes out? LORD. Hugo, genius and figure.
Álvaro Morata was injured on March 11 in the match against Liverpool. The Atletico striker was a substitute in the Champions League match with physical problems. It was doubt until hours before the clash, he played in overtime and scored the final 2-3 against the delirium of Atlético fans. But he was hurt again, suffered an injury to the ischia and the estimated time of discharge it was stipulated between four and six weeks. It was the only one but a tie and a historic match for Atlético. Simeone had to face the last part of the season without the competition of one of its main players.Morata, before the next return to training, will be recovered and will be able to train under Simeone, first in individual work sessions and then in groups. Morata is Atlético’s top scorer in a season in which the lack of goal has been the great problem of the Madrid team. The forward has played 32 official competition matchesl: 23 of the league championship, seven of the Champions and two of the Spanish Super Cup. He has scored twelve goals, eight in LaLiga, three in Champions and one in Super Cup. In total, 2,303 minutes of play. For Cholo he has always been a decisive footballer. During the season he has been fixed in attack and his attacking partner has been changing: Correa, Diego Costa, João Félix, Vitolo …The break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has come in handy for the striker who suffered two muscle injuries in a month and a halfior. Those physical problems caused him to play down in February and March, which also made Atlético resent. Now he has had time to recover and to get physically well, although he will need to do a preseason, like the rest of his teammates.The signing of Cholo is Morata, who, in addition, has three more years of contract with Atlético. The rojiblanco club exercised the purchase option it had on the footballer last summer. For the 2020-21 financial year Morata is an essential piece. And for this year, for the remaining eleven league games, and for the Champions League, is the great rojiblanco signing.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Antigua have already begun preparations to host a Test during the upcoming India series, in anticipation of getting official word from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).Sports Minister EP Chet Greene said the country had received “verbal information” that the tour would go ahead, and officials at the island’s premier cricket venue, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, had already started putting things in place.”We are waiting for the official communiquÈ, but the verbal information is yes, the Test series is happening,” Greene told the Observer newspaper here.Preparations have already begun at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium to host a Test during the India series.”But even at the level of preparation at the stadium, we have already started the work because we don’t want to get the announcement and then we find ourselves short of time.”FOUR-TEST TOURWICB president Dave Cameron confirmed last month that the four-Test tour would go ahead in July and August, but specific dates and venues had not been announced.The tour had been in jeopardy for some while after the Board of Control for Cricket suspended bilateral relations with the WICB, following the controversial abandoned tour of India two years ago.Antigua last hosted a Test during England’s tour of the Caribbean last year, when the first Test ended in a tense draw.Greene praised the stadium team for its commitment to moving quickly to spruce up preparations.”I want to commend Anthony Merrick and his team (and) Conley Phillip, who heads the stadium staff. We have started the work, but are just waiting on the official communiquÈ from the WICB that the game is happening.”
Five-time Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn is predicting Jamaica to overhaul the 12 medal count earned at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, pointing to improvements among the athletes expected to make the team to the Rio Olympics this summer. The track and field athletes will be selected following the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Senior Championship in July. “The top athletes that got medals at the World Championship last year will do better. I think we are going to do incredibly well in Brazil,” Cuthbert-Flynn told The Gleaner. “I see us doing a little better than the 12 medals at the World Championship,” she emphasised. “I believe that the athletes will get up there and do the best as the Olympic Games is a bigger stage than the World Championship,” the former sprinter added. In addition to Usain Bolt, who got a combined six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, winner of the 100 m and a silver medallist in the 200m, as well as others such as Warren Weir and Yohan Blake, the two-time Olympic silver medallist, Cuthbert-Flynn is confident that World Championship 100 m gold medal winner, Danielle Williams will do well at her first Olympic Games. Looking back, Cuthbert-Flynn made her first Olympic Games in 1980 at age 16 but did not run in an event. “It was a good experience, as I returned four years later and made it to the 100 m semi-finals. Then in 1988, I made the final and finished seventh,” she reflected. However, it was in 1992 that Cuthbert-Flynn got most success at the Olympic Games, where she earned silver in the 100 m and 200m events. “It was an awesome experience as it was fourth time a charm. I was an underdog to Merlene Ottey, Gail Devers and other people,” she highlighted. “It taught me resilience going to five Olympic Games. I practise that in life and keep working hard,” Cuthbert-Flynn, who was successful at the Jamaica General Elections in February as a Member of Parliament for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party,” said.
Jamaica, still on a high after knocking Trinidad and Tobago from the top of the table, with a 19-run victory on Wednesday, are also eyeing one of the two spots in the final. The Jamaicans, led by the experienced Stafanie Taylor, are the favourites to beat lowly ranked Guyana when the two teams meet at Gilbert Park. While Jamaica need to win against Guyana, their entry into the finals will also depend on the outcome of the clash between Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. The third match features South Windwards against North Windwards at Caldrac. COUVA, Trinidad (CMC): The battle for supremacy in the WICB Regional Women’s Super-50 tournament reaches a crucial point with the fifth and final round of matches to be contested in Trinidad today. The three teams at the top of the table heading into the final round are in a tussle to secure their place in the final of the competition to be contested on Sunday. Barbados on 16 points, Trinidad and Tobago on 12 and Jamaica on 11 are the major contenders for the final, with Guyana, South Windward and North Windward no longer in contention. Two of the teams who fancy their chances of playing in the finals, front runners Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, clash at the National Cricket Centre in an eagerly anticipated fixture. The Barbadians will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten run and seal their spot in Sunday’s grand finale while the homeside, with two wins and a defeat, need a clear victory to increase their chances of appearing in the finals. On Wednesday, Barbados demolished North Windwards by 181 runs at Macaulay Park to move to the top of the table, while Trinidad and Tobago relinquished their lead after losing to Jamaica by 19 runs at The National Cricket Centre. still on a high
Jamaica defeated St Vincent and the Grenadines 4-1 in Group B of the Caribbean Football Union’s women’s Under-20 final-round competition in Haiti yesterday. The star player for Jamaica was Khadija Shaw, who scored a hat-trick, while Rasha Roberts got the fourth goal. In the other Group B match played yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago defeated Curacao by the same scoreline. The young Reggae Girlz will play Curacao in their second match tomorrow.