El Alavés, at the top of the second round classification

first_imgThe truth is The 27 points that Alavés holds right now represent the maximum income they have obtained this season. I have never been so far from the burning stations. Leganés, Mallorca and Espanyol have 18 points and mark the red line in the LaLiga classification right now. On Saturday, precisely, the albizules travel to Palma to play against the island. Seven points out of 12 possible. Those of Asier Garitano have started the second round on the right foot considering that it is one of the lowest budgets in the league and that its priority objective is to obtain permanence as soon as possible. He has only bowed his knee with Villarreal in Mendizorroza and left a point in Seville before the team of Julen Lopetegui. It is the fourth best team in this particular classification.Real Madrid and Getafe are the only clubs that have achieved full victories in the second round. Barcelona has added nine points while Asier Garitano’s are tied with 7 with Villarreal and Espanyol. Real Sociedad and Valencia add six and Éibar, who lost in Mendizorroza last Friday, has 5. Athletic, for example, has only achieved 2 of the 12 points in play since the start of the second round of the competition.last_img read more

An engine under review

first_imgRoca played 91% of the minutes last year, for 92% of this. Sergi Darder goes from playing 79% to 86% this campaign. Melendo falls from 58% to 27%, while Captain Sanchez grows from 37% to 62%. Esteban Granero also lost until his departure: from 59% to 25%. On the other hand, Iturraspe (5%), David López (18%) and Pol Lozano (0.6%) participated in a testimonial way. Marc Roca completed the first part of the training with the group, although before continuing and for it to close for the media he went to talk to doctors and physiotherapists. A priori, the canterano will arrive at the meeting tomorrow, where he will begin the midfield again. On this occasion he will not be able to count on his usual partner, David López, who with Abelardo Fernández has taken a step forward and has returned to midfield.Again the fan is reopened in one of the areas of the field that has not worked this course. If Espanyol has not found stability in the defense until the arrival of Leandro Cabrera, in the midfield the pieces have been rotating with David Gallego, Pablo Machín and the Asturian coach, but the players are far from offering their best performance. Ander Iturraspe and Víctor Sánchez are the options that Abelardo manages to replace David López, who, with the passing of the conference, could even return to the center of the defense after seeing the performance of Naldo Gomes and Fernando Calero in the last European tie. Espanyol has also played with two midfielders, with three and even with two midfielders or four natural midfielders, without extremes. But the performance has not finished being the ideal. The engine of the team is still under review, waiting to find the best formula for the parakeet car to reach the goal of salvation at the end of the seasonAlso the defensive zone is pending that Bernardo Espinosa has just recovered from his discomforts that prevented him from exercising normally during the week, although also, as in the case of Marc Roca, he is expected to be next to Leandro Cabrera in the center of the defense. The defense is marked again ‘the goal to zero’After the match against Valladolid (2-1) and 3-2 against Wolverhampton (3-2), both matches with individual errors in the goals, the defense is once again aimed at Atlético de Madrid to end the goal to zero, something that has only achieved one occasion since the arrival of Abelardo Fernández: the victory against Mallorca.In fact, in LaLiga Espanyol has not stopped his bleeding of goals received. In this 2020 he has received ten goals in seven games, an average lower than before the coach arrived, but still higher than the goal per game. It has been compensated by Espanyol with the goals scored, which are also ten, so that balance, improving the defensive aspect and with the return of Raúl de Tomás, is the best argument to hold on to permanence.center_img The truth is that there is only a substantial change in the minutes accumulated by the midfielders. Óscar Melendo loses weight and wins Víctor Sánchez. The rest of the headlines accumulate the same minutes or even more than the previous campaign, more evidence of the structural problems of Espanyol from the beginning so that these players reach their maximum level.last_img read more

Luka Jovic, locked up in Serbia

first_imgOutrage against JovicRemember, Jovic was yesterday criminally denounced by the Serbian Prosecutor’s Office, the local agency reported Tanjug, after having skipped the mandatory quarantine to which the authorities had forced him. If convicted, he faces a hefty fine and even prison terms ranging from 1 to 12 years in prison. Luka Jovic is trapped in Serbia and without the option of returning to Spain for a time still undetermined. This morning the local government led by Aleksandar Vucic has decreed the closure of borders. As occurs in many countries around the European Union, only returnees can enter the country. The measure, sources report Air Serbia consulted by ACE, it has been taken without there being any date to return to normal. The period that the striker of Real Madrid You will have to remain in your country, therefore, it is unknown.It was already even before his secret journey to Belgrade with (alleged) permission from Real Madrid. Last Wednesday the European Union also closed its borders. Serbia does not belong to the community space, so for all intents and purposes it is a third country whose citizens, since then, since Wednesday, cannot enter the territory of the EU. Only exceptional flightsThe closure of Serbia it is absolute. Not by land, not by air. Commercial flights have been canceled and only airplanes with merchandise, authorities or medical personnel are allowed to move. The last regular flight that landed this morning at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport landed at 5:20 and was from New York.Shortly thereafter, an A330 left for Shanghai to acquire supplies of medical supplies. A plane will also depart for Amsterdam, which, after passing through Paris, will repatriate Serbian citizens trapped in these airports. These two flights, both from Air Serbia, are the only ones that have permission to fly today. Even private jets, like the one Jovic used, are not allowed to leave or enter the country. center_img The Real Madrid footballer arrived in Belgrade last Friday after the club (according to the version of the player and Madrid) had given him permission. The reason: to take care of his son David, barely a year old, in Belgrade, yes, complying with the restrictive quarantine to which the local authorities forced him. Since last Monday, every citizen who entered Serbia from Italy, Spain or France has been obliged to stay at home, in quarantine, for a period of 14 days. Jovic bypassed the ban.The battering ram, according to sources from the Prosecutor’s Office, was seen by the Vracar neighborhood, in the heart of Belgrade, where he has his apartment. Despite the fact that the footballer excused himself saying that he was not well informed of the restrictions, the truth is that nobody in Serbia believes him. The entire country was aware of these harsh measures for returnees. Jovic himself, his family or his advisory team should have said something to him.Hence the deep outrage against the footballer. Public opinion in the Balkan country believes that the player put at risk the health of its citizens being able to help spread the Covid-19 coronavirus despite the fact that, always according to the footballer’s version, two tests were performed and both were negative.Threat of arrestA discomfort that they expressed, without expressly citing the player, but knowing clearly that he was referring to him, the highest institutions in the country. The last to speak, but the one who used the most force in his criticism, was the president. Aleksandar Vucic, who at a press conference threatened with the arrest of Jovic himself and other elite players who have returned to Serbia and who have not evaded government orders.“One is in a hotel (he refers to Ninkolic, from Series B Ascoli) and the other is in his apartment (in Jovic’s case). If either of you leaves these premises, you will be arrested. I think they both regret what they’ve done, but I’ll make it clear that Our people’s lives are much more important than their millions. Despite everything, we are not going to crucify anyone, “said the Vucic.Sources consulted by ACE They confirm that Nemanja Radonjic, winger of Olympique de Marseille, is another of the elite athletes who has returned to Serbia and has skipped the quarantine obligation. Yesterday the Interior Minister confirmed first thing on television Prva that there were criminal complaints against 80 people, including known “athletes and millionaires”.last_img read more

Monchi and Setién hold the key to Rakitic’s return to Sevilla

first_imgIt is true that Quique Setién has increased his role with respect to Valverde. With the Cantabrian coach he has started seven times during these two months since the change occurred in the culé bench. Almost the same (8) that the previous coach had put in the starting lineup from September to January. Setién aims to give Ivan back some of the missing stripes and could draw on his experience and ability to face the last and very possibly frenetic weeks of the season once the competition resumes.Among so much temptation, economic and sports, Rakitic continues to have immense affection for the team that allowed him to sign for Barcelona and the city where his wife, Raquel, was born. Only a few days ago, the Croatian sent a message of calm and encouragement to Sevilla fans through the official media of the Nervión club, in addition to recommending a book to spend these hours of confinement: ‘The Law of Attraction’. Like the one that Sevilla and Rakitic have. A great friend of Ivan Rakitic and capable of almost everything, Monchi has one of the keys to the possible return of the Croatian midfielder to Sevilla. A return, six years after his departure to Barcelona, ​​which continues to have many edges and should be simmered by next summer, a season altered in its normality by the coronavirus, which will force the season to lengthen. Rakitic has juicy cheap offers from other leagues, especially the Italian one, but In Seville he has many other things that attract him: mainly, the quality of life of a city that feels like his and the feeling of being a leader again and valued by a hobby and a sports director who love him like nowhere.Barcelona, ​​where he has a contract until June 2021, will ask for money for Rakitic. But the Croatian has already turned 32s and charges an important token. In part, that means having the pan by the handle. His role in the Catalan team has lost a lot of weight this season, in which he has just reached 1,400 minutes of play between all competitions. Of the 31 official matches in which he has participated between the League, the Cup, the Champions and the Spanish Super Cup, only in 15 has he been a starter. Substitute and usual substitute, in just four he completed 90 minutes. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 22, 2020last_img read more

Bale has the door open

first_imgA clear dissonance in relation to its sports presence. Zidane doesn’t count with Bale on big nights. Nor did he play the last Classic and before the City it only gave him 15 minutes. Nor does he see him as revulsive: in the defeat of the Villamarin He did not order the Welshman to warm up … Zizou has put the future (Vinicius and Rodrygo) in front de Bale on his priority list and the club assumes it as inevitable. The situation of the Welsh attacker, airtight and whose representative (Jonathan Barnett) a few days light the wick of discord and others turn it off (“Love the club, the city and has a contract, “said the agent in this newspaper), is heading towards a goodbye. The club is looking very carefully at its economy. Competitions are frozen and the club manages various scenarios in function that the pandemic. One of the biggest burdens it supports is the staff salary. Y Bale, with contract until 2022, is he best paid. Gareth Bale takes his own rhythm, but Real Madrid prepares for pull apart his way and that of the Welsh in summer. The crisis of coronavirus, which is affecting the entity economically and sports, has been the trigger: Bale will have the open door. As AS reported last Thursday, the exceptional situation derived from this pandemic has forced the Madrid to drink advance decisions and one is that it will continue Zidane whatever happens with this season. That, as a derivative, ‘sentence’ Bale.center_img Finding a solution for Bale will open a gap in the salary mass ready to be occupied by a dazzling signing (Mbappé, Pogba …), a shark that supplies the team’s goal deficit (Haaland) or add some of the soccer players that are interested in Chamartín (Fabian). The summer market switch to due to the coronavirus, it is expected to be more austere, and Bale has become a luxury difficult to bear …last_img read more

Leganés squad joins donations against Covid-19

first_imgThe template of the Leganes has taken a step forward in the fight against Covid-19 coronavirus. The members of the blue and white team have made a donation (the figure has not transpired, they prefer to keep it a secret) to be delivered to the Severo Ochoa Hospital and the city’s Red Cross. With this contribution to which all the players on the squad have joined, material will be purchased to mitigate the shortages that this health center is suffering and the basic care for those affected by the disease.The donation was agreed electronically at the beginning of declaring a state of alert. At first the captains (Szymanowski, Bustinza, Rubén Pérez and Cuéllar) decided not to make it public, but now they have changed their minds. The objective: that more citizens join this idea and that the example of Leganés be used by others to take the plunge.“Honestly, we agreed to keep it quiet because we didn’t want to make noise. But I think if we announce it, many more will join. I am convinced. its for a good cause”, Has confirmed to AS Rubén Pérez, one of the four captains of Leganés. It should be remembered that the club, through its Foundation, has focused on supporting Severo Ochoa. The entity opened an account last week with 200,000 euros in which private contributions could be made. From this fund, the acquisition of almost 6,500 masks (2,000 on Friday, 4,500 on Monday) has emerged, in addition to more material necessary to face this crisis.The account number in which these contributions can be made is ES08 0081 0235 7900 0196 5406. Its management and supervision are carried out by the town council and the management of the Severo Ochoa Hospital.In addition, as AS revealed yesterday, the club negotiates with Chinese authorities through also Chinese businessmen based in the south of Madrid to make a large order for specific medical equipment for a minimum value of 100,000 euros.last_img read more

The US Open remains firm

first_imgThe USTA, organizer of the US Open, He has reported that proper now “the opportunity of altering the place or the date will not be within the foreground”, though he provides that in mid-June he’ll make a remaining choice on this yr’s version, scheduled from August 24 to September 13.“The goal of the USTA is maintain the 2020 US Open in New York on the at the moment scheduled dates. In reality, our plans to arrange the US Open on the dates scheduled on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle in New York with the followers are nonetheless occurring, “he says on his web site.” Nevertheless, we acknowledge that we’re all dealing with a unsure and quickly altering setting concerning the pandemic, and due to this fact we now have been aggressively modeling many different contingencies, together with eventualities with out spectators, “he provides. The USTA understands that “there may be numerous hypothesis concerning the planning” for the US Open 2020. “We wish to make clear that, though we’re exploring all the chances across the match, the opportunity of altering the venue or the date will not be within the first place. flat proper now, “he says. “The most necessary factor in all our choices concerning the US Open would be the well being and security of everybody concerned, in any capability, with the match. We’re in steady contact with New York State and New York Metropolis officers and businesses, and we meet weekly with our Medical Advisory Group to be taught as a lot as we will and to correctly assess this altering state of affairs, “he continues.And he concludes by saying, “Proper now, our deadline to decide on the standing of the US Open is six to eight weeks (in mid-June). We are going to proceed to offer updates as acceptable. “last_img read more

King’s 21 helps Adelaide win second straight

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Stacy-Ann King shone, albeit briefly, but her Adelaide Strikers were still strong enough to beat West Indies teammate Deandra Dottin’s Perth Scorchers by 35 runs in the Women’s Big Bash here on New Year’s Eve.Opting to bat first at Adelaide Oval, the hosts rattled up 135 for six off their 20 overs, with King stroking a run-a-ball 21 in a 50-run opening stand with Sarah Taylor who top-scored with 48 off 37 balls.King struck three fours before perishing in the seventh over, leg before wicket to left-arm seamer Katie-Jane Hartshorn who finished with two for 20.Sophie Devine chipped in with a run-a-ball 32, posting 41 for the third wicket with Taylor.In reply, the Scorchers were dismissed for 100 in the last over, to lose their third straight game in the inaugural tournament.Jenny Wallace struck 29 from 33 deliveries but no other batsman managed to make it past 15.Dottin looked to be getting into stride when she stroked three boundaries in reaching 13 off 11 balls but was third out in the fifth over with the score on 30.Fast bowler Megan Schutt (3-11) and 18-year-old seamer Amanda Wellington (3-13) both wrecked the innings with incisive spells as Strikers won their second straight.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Brown Burke accuses JLP supporters of intimidation

first_imgPeople’s National Party (PNP) vice president Angela Brown Burke has claimed that PNP indoor agents at the Mountain View Primary School, in the constituency of St Andrew Eastern were chased away by gunmen. Brown Burke told The Gleaner that she had gone to the centre to oversee a change-over of indoor agents when they were accosted and intimidated by gunmen. She said she has reported the incident to the police and the Electoral Office of Jamaica. The superintendent of police in charge at the polling division said he had received no reports of intimidation.last_img read more

Alex’s Imports Gold Cup to kick-start exciting last quarter

first_img final leg “Already the Diamond Mile is creating a lot of buzz and is the most anticipated race of the year,” said Miller. “The season will climax on Boxing Day with the third and final leg of the Supreme Ventures two-year-old series over a mile with a purse of $4.25 million and the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2400 metres on the same day,” he disclosed. Turning to the very popular Gold Cup for which Alex’s Imports has contributed $400,000 to the purse, Miller said a crack field is expected to face the starter, including last year’s winner, POTCHEEN, the 2013 winner, COMMANDING CHIEF as well as UPPA TUNE, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, reigning Horse of the Year TYPEWRITER, HOVER CRAFT, ALI BABA, PETE’SWILDONE and the banging-form American horse FORTUNEONEHUNDRED. “The Gold Cup is such a unique race that it brings together the best of the sprinters and stayers. Over the years, it has been won by such outstanding horses as KILOWATT, who won the inaugural running for trainer Valbert Marlowe in 1967, won again in 1968 and for a third time in 1970, MONTE’S STICH, who won in a blanket finish under the crushing impost of 140lb in 1972, as well as the legendary native bred sprinter EROS who won back to back in 1994 and 1995, HARLEQUIN, HOT LINE, I’M ATISFIED, A KING IS BORD, AHWHOFAH and of course, SAINT CECELIA, who win it in 2009, 2011 and again n 2012,” recalled Miller, who added that a number of races on the card will bear the names of Alex Import’s products such as Wassy CG Bike and Japanese Tank. Also speaking were Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited; Errol Barrett, operations manager of Alex’s Imports; and Kirk Nurse, marketing and social media manager. In a short address, Stewart said, “Over the years, the Gold Cup has provided tremendous excitement due to the fierce battles and nail-biting finishes that characterise these races. We at CTL are particularly pleased that Alex’s Imports Limited has agreed to once again be a part of this time-honoured event.” Caymanas Track Limited’s (CTL) racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr says the 44th running of the Alex’s Imports Gold Cup over 1400 metres on Saturday, October 17 will kick-start a fantastic last quarter of racing never before seen at Caymanas Park. Speaking at yesterday’s Alex’s Imports Gold Cup launch inside the Trainers’ Room at Caymanas Park, Miller said it was fitting that the popular grade one race, with a purse of $1.6 million, would spearhead the running of some truly prestigious races at the back-end of the season. “In addition to the Gold Cup, this period will facilitate the $10.8 million Supreme Ventures 2-y-o Triple Crown series, which commences in late October, the mile and quarter Superstakes on November 14, not to mention the inaugural running of the Diamond Mile on Saturday, December 5 with a record purse of $13.5 million.last_img read more