Liverpool target Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev

first_img 01/05/2015 If Raheem Sterling, who is yet to sign a new contract at Anfield, leaves in the summer, Cheryshev would be able to replace him in Brendan Rodgers squad. The Russian wide-man has impressed this season on loan at Villarreal, although is currently injured. CEST He may cost up to €20million, according to English publication the Daily Mail. The winger has never had much chance at Real Madrid and Jese is ahead of him in the pecking order now, although the Spaniard is also considering a Bernabeu exit. Upd. at 14:19 Sport EN Liverpool are interesting in signing Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev.last_img read more

Copa America 2015: Neymar the star name in Dunga’s Brazil squad

first_img CEST There was also room for Real Madrid players Casemiro (who is on loan at Porto) and Danilo (who will sign from Porto in the summer). Former Madrid player Robinho has also made the squad.  One of the main talking points was the omission of Chelsea’s Oscar, although the player himself later confirmed a training ground injury has ruled him out of the tournament.  Sport EN Barcelona forward Neymar will spearhead Brazil’s bid to win this summer’s Copa America in Chile.  Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves did make the squad, as did Atletico Madrid defender Miranda.  Upd. at 21:18 Brazil have been drawn in a group alongside Peru, Colombia and Venezuela and the competition gets underway in June. Dunga unsurprisingly included the 23-year-old in the squad which he named on Tuesday, although there was, perhaps also unsurprisingly, no room for any of Barça’s other Brazilian players. 05/05/2015 Neymar has been in great form this season, scoring 33 goals for Barça, and will be key to any success Brazil can achieve. last_img read more

Madrid, Celta and Barça lead the tightest La Liga title race of the last decade

first_img You have to go back to the 2005-06 season for the last time a side topped the league with less than 18 points after eight matches. That year, the top was: Getafe 17; Celta 16; Madrid 15; Valencia 15. Barça had just 13 points.  18/10/2015 As for Madrid, their problem has been differenct. With Keylor Navas in exceptional form, the criticism focuses further up the pitch. Keeping in mind that Benitez has some important players missing, Los Blancos have drawn three games, dropping six points. It’s left them unable to pull clear in the league.  CEST It’s tighter than ever after a start to the new season full of surprises and disappointments. Teams like Sevilla and Valencia have not started as they finished last season, but teams like Celta and Villarreal have impressed.  La Liga has not been so even for a while. The leader at this stage of the season has not has as few points (18) for several year. Last season, at this point, Barça already had 22 points, level with Sevilla, while Madrid had 21.  Villarreal, Celta vs. Valencia, Sevilla The tightest league in 10 years FC Barcelona’s five goals and win against Rayo Vallecano took them joint top of La Liga, where they are joined by Real Madrid and Celta Vigo, who grabbed a late win over Villarreal on Sunday courtesy of a Nolito goal. center_img On the other side of the coin, Valencia and Sevilla have not been in great form. Los Che have lost twice and drawn three more, leaving them with 12 points. Sevilla showed signs of life with wins against Rayo Vallecano and Barça, but dipped again on Saturday, drawing with Eibar. They have nine points.  Both Villarreal and Celta, two teams with well designed squads for the way the play, have surprised with some impressive wins. Villarreal lost their first game last time out against Levante, although that was followed up with another defeat to Celta this weekend. Talking of Celta, they thumped Barcelona 4-1.  Upd. at 19:25 In 2013-14, Barça and Atletico Madrid were tied with 24 points, while Los Blancos had 19. In 2012-13, it was Barça and Atletico tied again, this time with 22, followed by Malaga with 17. And in 2011-12, Barça (20) and Madrid (19) were followed by an immense Levante (18).  J.A. Sanchez The key: Madrid and Barça have dropped a lot of points. The Catalan side have lost two games, against Celta and Sevilla, and have problems in defence and with injuries. Iniesta, Rafinha and Messi’s knocks have obliged Luis Enrique to return Mascherano to midfield and Barça have conceded 11 goals in eight league games.  Despite the budget differences between the league’s top two and the rest, this season the gap seems to have closed. La Liga is more open than ever and it could continue this way for many more weeks. Next up at the top, Real Madrid travel to Vigo next weekend.last_img read more

Pochettino: Xavi Hernandez is my enemy; he wants to destroy our focus

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has replied to former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez, who said earlier this week Pep Guardiola wants Dele Alli at Manchester City.  IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 12:12 “Xavi in a period when he loves to talk,” he said in a press conference. “He was a Barcelona player, he’s my enemy. I know him very well. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me because he’s Barcelona — a player, a fan, you know. The Argentine coach has some moments saved in his memory when he feels Xavi’s behaviour on the pitch was less than exemplary.  “I don’t know what Xavi said but he is working for Manchester City, maybe? He wants to help Guardiola and [club captain Vincent] Kompany.” Dele is one of Tottenham’s best players and it has led to Pochettino — in a light-hearted manner — recriminating Xavi for his comments.  26/04/2017 RELATED STORIES Miguel Pérez Xavi Hernandez reveals that Guardiola wants Dele Alli “The marking man was Raul Baena, Xavi fell down and said ‘penalty.’ They gave a penalty. After, in the video [replay], it was very funny because no one touched him and everyone in the media was saying, ‘No, no trust me — it was a penalty.’ Come on! It goes from lie to lie to lie. CEST Pochettino: “Xavi Hernández es mi enemigo y quiere desestabilizarnos” “I played against him a lot and when I was a manager [at Espanyol],” he continued. “Yesterday, Thierry [Henry] was here and we remembered the game that he [Xavi] cheated the referee. He fell down, it wasn’t a penalty, but [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic scored for Barcelona and they won the game.last_img read more

Exclusive: Vitolo reaches an agreement with Atletico Madrid

first_img After four years with Sevilla, there is an agreement between all three parties for the 27-year-old to become the first signing at Atletico this summer.  Sport.es Simeone wants to take advantage of the Spanish international’s versatility, given he can play at right-back as well as in a range of forward positions.  Vitolo will cost Atletico 40 million euros, which is the cost of his release clause and there was also some interest shown by Barcelona.  IN SPORT.ES Sevilla forward Vitolo Machín has an agreement in principle to join Atletico Madrid for the 2017-18 season.  Noticia SPORT: Vitolo llega a un acuerdo con el Atlético de Madridcenter_img Upd. at 10:21 22/05/2017 Regardless of the potential transfer ban, Vitolo was Cholo Simeone’s top target. The Argentine coach want to push a deal no matter what happens with the outcome of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport — even if it means he can’t play until January 2018.  CEST Talking recently, Vitolo said that “if Sevilla intend to sell me, I will accept it, it’s a decision between both parties, so we will see. There’s still nothing yet.”last_img read more

Sampaoli calls up Enzo Perez to replace injured Lanzini

first_img 09/06/2018 Other names linked with a call-up in the last 24 hours were Pizarro, Diego Perotti, Erik Lamela, Leandro Paredes and Pablo Pérez. [SELECCIÓN MAYOR] El volante Enzo Pérez será el futbolista que reemplazará a Manuel Lanzini en la convocatoria. pic.twitter.com/0mUb7ygs7r— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) 9 de juny de 2018 Perez will travel directly to Russia from Argentina to meet up with his international teammates, who left Barcelona on Saturday.  After waiting 24 hours to make his decision, Sampaoli finally opted for River Plate midfielder Perez to complete his 23-man squad for the finals.  IN SPORT.ES Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has chosen Enzo Perez to replace Manuel Perez, who was injured in training on Friday and will miss the World Cup in Russia this summer.  Despite not being in a great moment of form, Perez won the battle to be included ahead of the other candidate, Guido Pizarro, thanks to his experience and his previous performances for Argentina.  CEST Sampaoli also opted for Perez because he knows the group of players well given he was part of the squad which made the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.  sport.es Upd. at 15:04 Sampaoli ya ha elegido el sustituto de Lanzinilast_img read more

World Cup: Switzerland come from behind to beat Serbia

first_img Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Akanji, Rodríguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri (Drmic, 93′), Dzemaili (Embolo, 73′), Zuber y Seferovic (Gavranovic, 46′). Felix Brych (Alemania). Mostró tarjeta amarilla a: Milinkovic-Savic (33′), Milivojenic 39′), Matic (45′), Mitrovic (87′) y Shaqiri (90′). IN SPORT.ES Partido disputado en el estadio de Kaliningrado. Árbitro Suiza remonta en una espectacular segunda parte RELATED STORIES MATCH FACTS Mundial Rusia 2018 SRB 1-2 Incidencias Goles Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov, Milivojenic (Radonjic, 81′), Matic, Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic (Ljanic, 64′) y Mitrovic. 1-0, min. 5. Mitrovic. 1-1, min. 52 Xhaka. 1-2, min. 90 Shaqiri. Late goals from Coutinho and Neymar help Brazil beat Costa Rica Serbia CEST Juan Carlos Gracia Switzerland didn’t give up, though, and little by little they took control of the game, showing that they are a compact side who know how to compete. The comeback came after the break. Xhaka levelled the scores with a great effort from outside the box and then Shaqiri, the game’s best player, sealed the win, applying the finishing touch to a perfect counter-attack. It was a deserved win which puts the Swiss within touching distance of the last 16.  22/06/2018 Upd. at 23:03 Serbia, who for large parts of the night looked set to book their place in the last 16, must now beat Brazil in their final game to avoid exiting the competition early. Brazil have still not qualified, either, but a draw will be enough for them to finish at least second in the group. No one will doubt that Switzerland will get three points against Costa Rica, who are now eliminated.  Suiza SUI Neymar’s message for Brazil fans after late Costa Rica win Switzerland came from behind to beat Serbia 2-1 and, with one game to go, edge closer towards the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia. They took control of the game in second half with goals from Xhaka — a spectacular long range effort — and Shaqiri cancelling out Mitrovic’s fifth minute opener.  It was an exciting game which was finally won by the more competitive team. Serbia started well and Mitrovic gave them an early lead with a perfect header. Those early minutes proved to be Serbia’s best spell and they could have increased their lead. last_img read more

Coach and student Yogeshwar and Bajrang talk about the Olympic dream

first_imgYogeshwar and Bajrang shared their 2020 Olympics plansAdvertisement 3vk0vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrhj0kaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekyf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lWould you ever consider trying this?😱787Can your students do this? 🌚0fuuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia were recently interviewed by PTI on the sidelines of their preparation for the 2020 Olympics.Advertisement Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and Bajrang Punia shared plans for the 2020 Tokyo OlympicsWhen asked on why he decided to call it a day, Yogeshwar Dutt alluded that he did so in order to train Bajrang for gold. “If it was not for Bajrang, I would not have quit the mat. I would have competed more and may be could have moved up a category. But I thought, it is a right decision. He is only 24. Since his junior days, he showed spark. I want people of India to see Yogeshwar in Bajrang now. I had a long career and I don’t want that Bajrang gets affected,” said 36-year-old.When Bajrang was asked how he could maintain such a hectic training schedule, he replied that he had to overcome three temptations. “I always wanted to have a cell phone. But When I started playing international events in 2010, Yogi Bhai advised against it. I have never gone for sight-seeing after my competitions abroad. I have never been to a cinema hall. Whatever movies I have watched, I have watched on TV.”Advertisement Salute to Bajrang and Yogeshwar’s sacrifices so that they can bring glory to the nation. Let’s hope that they strike gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Indian women’s rugby team scripts history as they pick first international 15s win

first_imgAdvertisement yeNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbhdtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec24nb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uiyhWould you ever consider trying this?😱31eyCan your students do this? 🌚78Roller skating! Powered by Firework In a history-defining moment for the sport of rugby in India, the women’s team picked up their first win in an international 15s match against Singapore. With the victory, India finished in the third spot in the Asian Championships Division 1.Advertisement Image Credits: AsiaRugbyThe Indian women’s team played its first 15s match in a tri-nation tournament in June 2018 in Singapore. Then, they had lost both their matches but showed lots of intent and promise.ALSO READ: Iran midfielder to play for Indian football team? Omid Singh gets a national camp callAdvertisement Against Singapore this time, India eked out the contest 21-19. The match was headed towards a draw before scrum-half Sumitra Nayak kicked the penalty in the dying minutes of the game. Singapore had three minutes to equalize but India held on to their nerves to pick up the win.India took the lead in the opening minutes of the game after Sweety Kumari scored two first-half tries. India held on to the lead before Singapore’s Annabel Woo Xui Ni snatched the lead from them momentarily.Sweety’s penalty kick moments before the final whistle turned the tide as India emerged winners. The victory garnered attention from Asia and the World. While women’s rugby is still in the developmental stages, the win against Singapore can be a watershed moment in the growth of the game.ALSO READ: Indian Tennis star Ankita Raina upsets former US Open winnerALSO READ: Karan Patel becomes first Indian-origin player to be drafted in US Major League Baseball Advertisementlast_img read more

Real Valladolid score 3 in win against Mallorca with a 3-0 at José Zorrilla

first_img Real Valladolid will be playing against Alavés at away stadium, while Mallorca will face Villarreal at home stadium. Good start of the game for Real Valladolid, with a goal from Joaquín Fernández just before the end of the 45 minutes, finalising the first half with a 1-0. As for substitutions, both coaches used full substitutions. For Valladolid, Rubén Alcaraz, Sandro Ramírez and Antonito came on for Míchel Herrero, Sergi Guardiola and Joaquín Fernández, while Mallorca brought on Aleix Febas, Ariday Cabrera and Abdón to replace Pedraza, Takefusa Kubo and Salva Sevilla. The second half started in favour of Real Valladolid, thanks to a good early penalty goal from Enes Unal in the 50th minute. Later, Real Valladolid scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Sandro Ramírez in the 90th minute just before the end of the second half, which saw the second half to a 3-0. 03/11/2019 The referee booked Míchel Herrero, Joaquín Fernández, Sandro Ramírez, Enes Unal and Rubén Alcaraz from Valladolid, while for Mallorca Salva Sevilla, Martín Valjent, Joan Sastre and Aleix Febas saw a yellow card as well.center_img CET Upd. at 14:24 Valladolid stunt Mallorca 3-0 on Sunday at José Zorrilla. Real Valladolid faced the match with a desire to make up their league after losing 5-1 against Barcelona while Mallorca had to settle for a draw in the last match played of the competition. As of today, Real Valladolid and Mallorca occupy position 9th (17 points) and 17th (11 points) respectively after playing a total of 12 matches. SPORT.eslast_img read more