Costa accelerates and already runs on tape

first_imgThe goal is Liverpool. Arrive by then. Be prepared. Again this winter, like last, that is the signing of Cholo, for the team and especially for the front. His presence in the eleven against Juventus, then, was the letter with which the rojiblancos assaulted the Italian team in the first round of the Champions League. Operated on Thursday, November 21, two months have passed since a recovery which was estimated at two and a half-three and the Spanish-Brazilian accelerates in its recovery: it already runs at a good pace on the tape. Diego Costa himself showed it this noon on his social networks, once rojiblanco training was finished. Since his operation, the striker has worked in the shadow of the gym but within the deadlines. Four days ago I walked. He is running today. In the next few weeks he will jump on the grass again, getting closer to what the Cholo so much desires, the return of The beast. The Hispanic-Brazilian, priority of SimeoneAlthough since his return to Atlético, he returned to play in January 2018, they have not been those of the Costa who left, less this season (two goals in 15 games, with three assists), his presence always intimidates the rivals. Rooted in the name of Cavani in the signing of ‘9’, a commitment of Cholo as it was in his day the return of Costa, the Argentine coach has not lost faith in the Hispanic-Brazilian and his plan is clear: to play as soon as he is ready. There is little left.last_img read more

Kenin, the Kournikova fan who came from the cold and challenged Roddick

first_imgSofia Kenin (Moscow, 21 years previous) might have been the successor of her idol, Anna Kournikova, in Russia if her dad and mom, Alexander and Lena, had not determined to maneuver to the United States when their daughter was just a few months previous. That they had lived a number of years earlier than in New York in 1987, however they returned to their homeland in order that different members of their household might assist them deal with the youngster. After they determined to return to America, to Pembroke Pines (Florida), they did it with little cash, however they survived. And Sofia, or Sonya, as his family members name him, might begin taking part in tennis with solely 5 years, at the request of his father, who had practiced as an novice.Rick Macci, a prestigious coach who had taken Roddick, Capriati, Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams, amongst different stars, observed the lady. He educated him till age 12 (now his father does). “It was a scary little creature, it had a formidable coordination and a terrific means to hit the ball as quickly because it bounces, though his racket was greater than her, ”Macci mentioned. And it was true. When she was seven, she mentioned she would be capable of subtract a serve from Roddick, in a video that went viral and the one which was seen utilizing the identical racket with which Andy performed, which was primary in the world in 2003 and 2004. The previous rescued these photos final Thursday to congratulate Kenin. A photograph of Sofia was additionally made well-known at the moment when she is worked up in Kournikova’s arms. She quickly turned a baby prodigy and came to take part in an exhibition with Jim Courier towards Venus Williams and Todd Martin. As junior he received the Orange Bowl, though his best success in Grand Slams was to be a finalist in the 2015 US Open. That 12 months he participated in the senior workforce, though he didn’t go the first spherical. Actually, his explosion has been late and he arrived final 12 months, when he received his first three titles, in Hobart, Mallorca and Guangzhou, and was a finalist in Acapulco, successes that positioned him in the top-20 (he’ll go away Melbourne at the least ninth, seventh if he lifts the title) and took the prize to the participant of better development of the WTA. In doubles he received alongside Genie Bouchard in Auckland and with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Beijing. In Roland Garros it didn’t go eighth, its cap till then, and half a 12 months later it’s in the last of the Australian Open, the youngest that reaches it in additional than a decade. He loves films, going out with pals, music, his iPhone, touring and taking part in along with his sister and his pals. That is Sofia Kenin, the lady who went from the cold of Moscow to the warmth of Florida … and Melbourne.last_img read more

Svitolina sweeps Rus and will play the title against Bouzkova

first_imgThe favourite Konta, sixteenth of the world rating, began effectively, however discovered a solution in Bouzkova who risked with community rises and in the sixth recreation made a break to win the first set 6-3.In the second once more the battle was closed; Bouzkova maintained good effectiveness in his service and in the ninth recreation he broke a tie 4-4 to take benefit with a break that confirmed minutes later with what secured his go to the last.The Monterrey event takes place on the onerous courtroom with a prize pool of $ 275,000, of which the winner of this Sunday will take 43,000.Though for its situation of first sown and its place in the rating, the seven, Svitolina is designated as favourite, the Ukrainian should present her finest tennis to take the title against a motivated rival as a result of she is in her first WTA last after defeating one in all the finest tennis gamers of the second.The Monterrey Open serves most of the most important draw gamers in preparation earlier than dealing with the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments, WTA Premier Premier tournaments. The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina wanted solely 55 minutes to beat the Dutch Arantxa Rus on Saturday 6-0, 6-1 and qualify for the last of the Monterrey Tennis Open that will play against the Czech Marie Bouzkova.In one in all the most dominating matches in his skilled profession, Svitolina, first favourite, imposed situations along with his service in the first set in the that broke in the three alternatives of serve of Rus to prevail by 6-0.The Dutchwoman appeared to enhance at the begin of the second spherical; he maintained his service, nevertheless from the third recreation he was overwhelmed once more and He fell 6-1 with what the Ukrainian signed his go to the last by which he will face Bouzkova, 21.This Saturday the Czech was correct with a break in every set to get rid of the British Johanna Konta, second preclassified, 6-3, 6-4.last_img read more

The ten rules of soccer unknown to the fan

first_img5- Play with less than seven footballersThe regulation stipulates that if a team has less than seven players on the pitch, the match is won directly by their rival. However, if Osasuna suffers four expulsions and Roberto Torres has to go out to the band to change boots, in no case would he lose. In that case, there is an important nuance: the referee should not let the game continue until the midfielder returns with his teammates, but he must not stop it if he leaves with the ball in motion.6- Goals and unauthorized presencesNerves can Simeone, who occupies a small space on the field when Álvaro Morata scores in a heads-up with the rival goalkeeper. The referee sees it and not only must he tell the Argentine coach to get into his technical area, but, according to the regulations, he must cancel the goal regardless of the impact of Cholo on the play. Yes, it would validate both if it is Klopp who is in the box when the Atletico striker beats Adrián San Miguel. An even stranger situation. Maxi Gómez is substituted before a corner in favor of Atalanta and withdraws from the pitch for his baseline. The Italian team dribbles the corner kick and, after a couple of rebounds, has a free ball to score. At that time, the Uruguayan forward, already substituted, decided to enter the area to save the rival goal on the line. He succeeds and in a rejection, Papu Gómez scores. The referee must validate the goal.7- The unknown ball to the groundIn current football, the concept of neutral pot (now the ball on the ground) has disappeared and it is the referee who leaves the ball next to the team that had it controlled at the time the game was stopped. If when throwing the ball it touches a footballer before falling to the ground, it is repeated. Also if after the boat he leaves without anyone touching him. More striking is the goal after a neutral pot. The situation: the referee leaves the dead ball to Frenkie de Jong in front of the area. He decides to shoot directly into the goal and his shot ends at the bottom of the net without anyone touching him.. The result of that action would be a goal kick for the Blaugrana rival.8- Goal kickIt seems impossible, but have you ever wondered if a goal would be valid in the kickoff? If the ball enters the rival goal it would be. Of course, in no case could a goal be scored in one’s own goal. Here’s the situation: Real Madrid take off center and Karim Benzema gives the ball back to Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian slips and the ball enters the white goal without any footballer having touched it. The goal does not go up and the referee must signal a corner in favor of the rival team.9- Long pants on goalkeepersFootballers must wear their team’s shirt, pants, socks and all underwear must go together to avoid confusion. Goalkeepers also have the added bonus of being able to wear long pants if they require it. An advantage only allowed for them.10- Indirect free kickAlso called a barrier penalty, it is an unusual move in today’s football. It can be pointed out by assignment, dangerous play, iron … and also by two strange situations that hardly occur or, failing that, are never called. For the video game fan, when a goalkeeper blocks the ball with his hand, he has a series of seconds to set it in motion. In case of not doing it, the machine responds automatically and hits a long ball. In reality, the referee should signal free indirect. The same would happen if a footballer insults another with the ball in motion. Nothing is further from reality, these actions are usually left in anecdotes.Check all the rules of the game. Every year, the International Football Association Board, known to all as the IFAB, publishes the rules that govern soccer worldwide. From season to season, small arrangements are introduced such as only one man at the kickoff, allowing the fourth change in overtime… Looking ahead to the next campaign, there are also issues under debate such as the protocol of the VAR in the offside or the possibility of introducing temporary substitutions in case of shock. However, in the published document there are hundreds of immovable rules and some of them are hardly known even by the protagonists themselves. Curiosities, situations not covered … Diez somewhat strange nuances and that you may not know before reading these lines.1- Throw-insSomething as simple as a throw-in has a number of nuances in the regulation that are not as popularized because of their improbability. If in a shot a player gets the ball into his own goal without anyone touching it, it will be a corner kick for the rival, just like in a free kick. If a goal is scored in favor of this same method, the opponent would enjoy a goal kick. Furthermore, if a footballer takes a throw-in and the ball fails to enter the field, the throw should in principle be repeated.2- The goals and the sticks7.32 meters wide, 2.44 meters high … The dimensions of the goal do not cater to interpretation. However, the posts do not have to be round. They can also be square, rectangular or elliptical in shape as long as they remain standing, they are white and have the same width and thickness.3- From goal to goal …The typical phrase of the school playground is valid in the royal regulations. If a goalkeeper, with his hand, scores a goal in the rival goal, the goal will be canceled and a goal kick will be awarded. If you do it with your foot, however, it will go up to the scoreboard. Another curiosity in goals: if the referee scores a goal and the ball does not enter the goal, he should logically cancel it. The regulations do not include the option of whistling for a goal, not entering, but in rejecting the ball it does end up inside the rival network.4- Penalty kicksA relatively frequent situation, but not too well known. The IFAB Laws of the Game state that if in a penalty shoot-out a team has ten players and another with eleven, the one who has no numerical inferiority must be compared to his rival. In other words, in the Super Cup final, Atlético de Madrid could only count on ten pitchers in the round, the same as Zidane’s team after the expulsion of Fede Valverde. Before the start of the round, Simeone had to inform the referee which of his players would not shoot. Although it seems the opposite, from this circumstance the one who has eleven footballers benefits, since the least experienced will get rid and the specialist will pitch along with one of the rival’s best pitchers.Something rare, but more widespread among soccer fans is that if Iago Aspas takes a penalty on the post, goes for the rejection and scores, the goal would not go up to the scoreboard. The regulation does not allow the maximum penalty thrower to collect the rebound, as long as his shot hit the club and the goalkeeper did not intervene.Before penalties, the best example is given that the rules are not always strictly observed. The rules of the game impose a maximum minute of rest between the first part and the second part of extra time.. On a day-to-day basis, on rare occasions it stays in just 60 seconds of refreshment. Although the respite is minimal, it is usually longer. That yes, the regulation gives power to the referee to extend it whenever it considers it necessary.last_img read more

The revolution can wait

first_imgBartomeu, however, does admit to a blunder in Dembélé and Coutinho’s investments. He does not forgive himself, and he never tires of repeating it off the record, having so ridiculously squandered the money from Neymar’s escape. Bartomeu ends his term in June 2021. He considers that this is a good time for his successor to choose which course he wants for Barça and, if he so decides, to face the drastic change in the dressing room and the new cycle.There is a second reason powerful enough to postpone the revolution for another year. The health crisis has left Barça paralyzed and at the club it is assumed that the coronavirus will give him a good financial bite. Bad time, then, to turn the insole around like a sock. Hence Setien’s idea of ​​just tinkering. The priority is to sign a right center and a forward, but neither of the two operations is clear. With the battle for De Ligt lost last year, there is no high-ranking name to imagine him as the successor to Piqué, who at his best remains the best center in the world. And up front, the chosen one is Lautaro, but Suárez has one year left on his contract and the possibility of reuniting the trident in his last year is highly motivating for Bartomeu. Closing the circle with MSN, the trident that gave him the treble, is still a beautiful dream. The rest of the touches on the squad (right-back, midfielders) will have to do with bartering, so the structure, broadly speaking, will remain the same. Reforma, yes, and on the back of Messi. Revolution, no. “I don’t think a revolution is necessary, I don’t see this team exhausted.” Quique Setien’s phrase during one of the multiple interviews he has given in recent days has not been accidental. Setien blesses and accompanies the story of the club because he has no other choice, so his speech is made knowingly. One more season, Barça will avoid the great debate on the end of the cycle that began to hint after the defeat in Rome and seemed inevitable after the Liverpool disaster and the defeat of the Cup final against Valencia at Benito Villamarín. Last season, the club found an excuse in the May tsunami. When the month started, Barça smelled of the third triplet in its history. League champion as he was already, in the Cup final, and with a 3-0 income before traveling to Anfield, he smelled of rúa with the three titles on the front of the bus. And with De Jong signed and Griezmann on the way, all he had to do was touch up the squad. The Anfield and Seville disasters, then, left Barça without room for maneuver, but The generational shift for the 2020-21 season was dropped.But that will not happen. Barça will keep next season, start when it starts, the backbone of recent years. Except for surprise, next year Ter Stegen, Piqué, Alba, Busquets, Messi and maybe Luis Suárez will continue in the starting eleven. The last five, over 30 years old. However, Barça has an alibi again. The first, from its own president. Bartomeu wants no more riots in the locker room And he is determined to end this journey with those who have not stopped being his players: Triple in 2015, double in 2016 (plus the Club World Cup), Cup in 2017, double in 2018 and League in 2019, Barça has not stopped to win titles during this term of the president. Why, then, not finish with the players who gave him glory and have basically helped him finish his mandate. The old guard and then his signings. Umtiti, whom he renewed at the price of gold; and Griezmann or De Jong, his last little right eyes.last_img read more