Messi’s worst streak in LaLiga in more than six years

first_imgMessi admitted some disgust gesture during the match against Getafe. Performed superclass snatch, but it costs keep more the continued efforts and ended up visibly frustrated with the development of the match. However, its involvement in the game and in the reality of the team is undisputed. The Argentine knows star, captain and leader of the group and although he is aware that the season has been complicated by the bad head of the team away from home, his injury at the start of the season and the Current of Suarez, He is still willing to win a title. For many, the most calming I have the Bernabéu party near … Then Messi takes out the antennas. But first he will touch the Eibar and especially the visit to San Paolo, Diego’s temple. Six seasons ago, Messi he was 13 consecutive days without scoring, although in five of them he did not play for one muscle tear. It means that his streak stretched up to eight days of drought. The Argentine continues to rule the Barça game and against Getafe he broke the game with a master pass to Griezmann. Carries six assists in the last three league games Definitely, Messi It has been scolded with the goal. For the first time in more than six years, the Argentine passes four days League adding unmarked. Anxiety or not, the streak began in Mestalla against the Valencia; continued against him I raised; continued in Heliopolis against the Betis; and, so far, it has extended to the match against Getafe. Messi could not with Jaume Domènech, Aitor, Joel or David Soria. Add as one thirty shots in the last games, although every day its production of pitches falls more. This Saturday was faulty in the first part. He missed a petroleum jelly attempt that he normally runs with mastery and then met Soria after a Griezmann center. As well the tried direct foul unlucky. In the second part it barely appeared, which increases the whir about that muscular fatigue on the left leg with which he is playing and from which all are so outstanding ten days after the game of Naples and ten of the visit to the Bernabéu in the Classic.center_img But it is evident that Messi sees no door. It has not been only the four days of the League. Also that Cup match against Athletic in which he had the qualification for semifinals but ran into Unai Simon, that frustrated a seemingly good definition of the Golden Ball six times. And another significant fact. For Messi, who has llegacy to score 50 goals in the same edition of LaLiga, it is not normal in recent years to have marked only fourteen in the day 24. He is LaLiga’s ‘poorest’ top scorer since the 2001-02 season, when Kluivert, Catanha and Raul were eleven.last_img read more

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Barcelona plays its scoring hegemony in the League

first_imgThis Sunday at the Bernabéu will live the Classic number 244 of history. Some parties that have as main attraction your most absolute equality, as evidenced by the fact that Barcelona adds a total of 96 victories by 95 of Real Madrid, apart from 52 draws, throwing a total of 243 matches.Barcelona has in its hands the possibility of putting a little more land in the middle and adding the win number 97 -They have been four consecutive at the Bernabéu-, while Real Madrid could match their numbers with the Blaugrana club, counting their 96 win, and thus put the swords on high.But the equality between the two is such that until they only surpass a goal in the history of the League. After the win on the last day against Eibar (5-0), Barcelona reached 6,151 goals, beating Real Madrid (6,150), which lost to Levante (1-0). Barcelona has needed almost five decades to get ahead of Real Madrid in these statistics. There’s no doubt the emergence of Leo Messi has been fundamental to reach this spectacular ‘sorpasso’. And it is that when the Argentine debuted at Barça in 2003, Madrid were 71 goals ahead of the Blaugrana. So, in these seventeen years they have scored 72 goals more than the whites in the League.Rivalry is also on high if we refer to goals scored in the Classics, as Real Madrid adds 403 to 399 of Barcelona. That means that the first one to score on the Blaugrana side will have the honor of putting his name in golden letters of the club’s history by signing goal 400, as did César Rodriguez (100) in his day in 1952, Bernd Schuster ( 200) in 1980 and Luis Enrique (300) in 2000.And to confirm that equality is the absolute protagonist of the clashes between Barça and Real Madrid, it is only possible to add that both teams add 72 victories in the duels played in the league championship.last_img read more

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Official: WTA suspends its calendar until May 2

first_imgIn an announcement posted on its web site, the WTA confirmed the suspension of its circuit until May 2, coinciding with the beginning of the European clay courtroom tour. “As a result of world coronavirus outbreak, WTA tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague won’t happen as scheduled. We’re sorry for all of our loyal followers, gamers, sponsors and all those that assist skilled ladies’s tennis, “stated a WTA spokesperson.Subsequent week, the group will decide concerning the remaining European tournaments that happen on clay. The WTA will comply with the scenario carefully and assess its impression within the present season. The WTA introduced this Monday the suspension until May 2 of the ladies’s world tennis circuit, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacts the tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, scheduled for the approaching weeks.last_img read more

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What will happen to the football contracts as of June 30, transfers and transfer windows?

first_imgThe local and supra-national football competitions are being postponed one after the other, almost without continuity solution, and given the possibility that most of them will not end when they had planned, the question of what will happen to the contracts that end on June 30, that is, possibly before many of those competitions end, and what will happen to the summer transfer window.Thus, FIFA has created a working group with the confederations, the leagues, the clubs and FIFPro with the aim of taking urgent measures in the face of the serious situation at the moment. for the prevention effects that the coronavirus pandemic is causing.In that working group, which is the head of the FIFA department, the Spanish Emilio García Silvero, In addition to the expiration of the contracts, the summer transfer market, the probable non-payments expected to occur will be addressed, to later incorporate modifications to the Regulations of the Statute and Transfer of Players that allow us to face the new scenario. Suspending the competition for an indefinite time causes the clubs to stop receiving from their main sources of income, as the gay economist of Liébana has pointed out: box office, season tickets, audiovisual rights, advertising and sponsorships; which can result in an inability to meet the salaries of the players. Y As for the contracts ending on June 30, the clubs would be forced to negotiate an extension of the contracts with the players, which they could refuse.As for the registration periods of players, in the case of this summer, they would start with the season still unfinished. As stated by Iusport, the Regulations on the Statute and Transfer of Players of FIFA establish that as each country establishes its own dates for the summer and winter markets, we find variations according to the federations and confederations, although it must always be complied with on the condition that they begin after the end of the season. And with the suspension of competitions due to the coronavirus, there is the possibility that the competitions will not end when they were scheduled. However, the regulation requires that registration periods must be entered into the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) at least 12 months in advance.last_img read more

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Atlético suffers like this: stores, Tour, tickets, sponsorships …

first_imgAtlético lives with anguish, like the rest of Spanish clubs, the break in competition due to the crisis derived from COVID-19. From a sporting point of view, the team has a specific personalized training plan. But each day that passes is one more day of uncertainty for an entity that will have to rethink its immediate and short-term future. Although the main economic source of the entity is television income, the club also lives in other sectors that right now do not produce.Stores are an important source of income at Atlético. They have been closed for two weeks and it is not known when they will be open. Minimum will be one month. The official store that Atlético has in the Wanda Metropolitano has very good operations. It is crowded on game days, but during the year people do not stop going to pick up products from the Atletico club. Atlético is never in favor of offering data from its stores, but its billing is important and the damage is great. The Stadium Tour is also stopped. It is an activity that grows year after year. Waiting for the new Atlético museum to open in the Wanda Metropolitano, the Tour is one of the main tourist activities in the city of Madrid. A good economic amount that the club is also leaving to enter this month that at least will not have activity.Tickets are another source of income. It is not known when the competition will resume and whether it will be held open or closed. The Wanda Metropolitano usually registers large entries, both in the league competition and in the Champions League. In LaLiga the average is over 60,000 spectators. The club had already sold 3,000 seats for the next matchs to play at the rojiblanco stadium and we will have to see what happens with LaLiga. Valladolid, Alavés, Mallorca, Betis and Real Sociedad have yet to visit the rojiblanco stadium. Betis have a great pull and against Real Sociedad may be playing Atlético enter the Champions.Another issue that is also affected by this new situation is that of sponsorships.. Soccer is stopped, the Wanda Metropolitano shut down and is something new. You have to talk to the brands associated with the club about what is happening. The shops, the Stadium Tour, tickets, sponsorships … The hit is important. All add up so that the entity has a budget of over 500 million.last_img read more

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Kane, a forbidden dream

first_imgHarry Kane sounded the alarms by flirting, in an interview on Sky Sports, with his possible departure from Tottenham. The striker acknowledged loving his club, but demanded a winning project to continue as team leader. A warning, however, that makes him hit a wall: he is the center striker with the highest market value in the world and, to top it all, he has a contract until June 2024. If you want to go out, you must plant. Premier League20113624 Real Madrid rules it outNeither was nor is nor will be on the list. As AS has learned, Harry Kane has never liked it on the noble floor of the Santiago Bernabéu. The club is working on a future signing of Kylian Mbappé and handles great reports of HaalandTherefore, a possible operation by the Tottenham striker is ruled out. Also, Zidane considers that English does not improve the level of Karim Benzema. As if that were not enough, Levy would cross again on the Florentine road, after operations such as Modric or Bale and the English tab is quite high. So you will not wear white.Harry Kane’s numbers Europa League31101 CompetitionMatchesGoalsAssists Who loves Kane?Having seen, anyone who wants to get the services of Kane must scratch his pocket. But what great teams in Europe need to get a striker in the coming months? He Barcelonais undoubtedly one of them, although Lautaro seems to be the chosen one and Neymar is always in the bedroom. He too NaplesAlthough his project does not seem to meet the demands of the English striker. Chelsea, United or City also lose bellows to be of the Premier League and for the love of ‘9’ to its colors.Two of the most possible alternatives today are the Bayern and the PSG. The first wants to continue to command in Germany and make a qualitative leap in Europe. Lewandowski, on scoring streak, already old. PSG, meanwhile, would tie an elite striker before the possible exit in the medium term of Kylian Mbappé and would meanwhile replace Cavani and Mauro Icardi. Furthermore, they both seem to have enough money to carry out a dizzying operation.DYLAN MARTINEZ & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Kane, one of the leaders of the English team.DYLAN MARTINEZ (REUTERS) Sterling25Manchester City160 Salah27Liverpool150 FA Cuptwenty123 The ten most valued players in the world Jadon SanchotwentyBorussia Dortmund130 A debt already settledIn the words of Harry Kane demanding a winning project hides a reproach to the club for not having invested enough in signings years ago. That message was already transmitted by Mauricio Pochettino after losing the Champions League final and it is clear: savings to finance investment in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has ended up billing the team. From the 2019 winter market to July 2019 more than 500 days elapsed without making a single incorporation. In fact, the ‘spurs’ were the only club in the five major leagues that did not sign a footballer.Anyway, Daniel Levy has already assumed the debt of about 850 million euros and it is not for her that he is willing to transfer his footballers at a price. He already proved it with Eriksen and, what’s more, he will tie his players to the end so that the new stadium sees Tottenham on great nights. For this you need Kane and also level arrivals. Although his sale would leave a lot of money in the coffers of the club, there is no intention to let him out.Mike Hewitt & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Tottenham was more than a year without signing for the investment in the new stadium.Mike Hewitt (Getty Images) * Transfermarkt data Champions24twenty3center_img Antoine Griezmann29Barcelona120 Kane26Tottenham150 PlayerAgeTeamMarket value in € M * Leo Messi32Barcelona140 According to the estimates of the Transfermarkt portal, Harry Kane is the fourth player with the highest market value on the planet, only behind Neymar (€ 160M), Sterling (€ 160M) and Mbappé (€ 200M). So that, It is the most expensive ‘9’ with a wide difference to their pursuers: Firmino (90), Lukaku (85), Lautaro (80), Werner (80) or Haaland (80). For this reason, those who are interested in obtaining their services must pay an exorbitant amount, something unlikely due to the world crisis unleashed by the coronavirus.Also, Kane would bump into a road with a ruthless negotiator: Daniel Levy. There are thousands of stories starring the president of Tottenham, all with a common denominator: either a club puts a significant amount on the table or it will not let its players out. The last example is that of Christian Eriksen, who stayed last summer because the required figure was higher than logic for a player who only has one year left on his contract.Finally, the Danish midfielder managed to get out in winter, rumbo to Inter Milan for an amount close to 20 million euros. Although Levy was aware that he would not renew, he demanded a significant payment from the Italian team. Kane will not be lucky with that possible downgrade. In summer 2018, he got engaged for another six seasons with the club that saw him grow. Ending contract in 2024, he will not have the plus of being able to leave for free and will force the entity that wants him to break the bank.ANDREAS SOLARO & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Kane and Eriksen, in a match with Tottenham.ANDREAS SOLARO (AFP) Sadio Mané27Liverpool150 EFL Cup1253 Real Madrid has also suffered in his own flesh the intransigence of the president. Modric, in 2012, and Bale, in 2013, they declared in absentia to leave the club, but Levy only yielded when the white directive reached the required number. It also responds to a peculiar idiosyncrasy: it only lets its footballers go in the final stretch of the market. Thus, it takes the interested team out to the last euro for the last minute need. In his day, himself Mauricio Pochettino notice what they were up against: “Watch out, Daniel Levy bites“AGUILERA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid at the last minute.AGUILERA (DAILY AS) Neymar28PSG160 Mbappétwenty-onePSG200 Kevin De Bruyne28Manchester City150 Levy’s heavy handThe one previously exposed with the figure of Christian Eriksen in between is just one of the hundred operations that have brought the negotiator upside down. Zdravko Mamic, sports director of Dinamo Zagreb when Modric arrived in London, explained a curious anecdote that perfectly defines how demanding Levy is: “We already had everything agreed. I asked him for five Tottenham jerseys. He said he would give them to me, but then Tottenham would pay less. for the transfer, since the € 21M they paid had to be subtracted from the value of the shirts. “last_img read more

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U20 women top group in CFU qualifiers despite abandoned game

first_imgA decision on the abandoned Group Two Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 Women’s qualifiers between hosts St Lucia and Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz on Thursday will not be reached until some time next week, according to a source at the CFU office.Jamaica Under-20 women defeated Grenada 5-0 in their opening game through a hat-trick from captain Khadija Shaw; and were already assured the top spot in the group after Grenada stopped St Lucia 4-0 in the group’s other game on Tuesday.However, their final game against the hosts on Thursday had to be abandoned after heavy rains in the eastern Caribbean nation left the field in an unplayable state. As a result, the game was called off just before the scheduled start.When The Gleaner contacted the CFU office yesterday, one administrator said the case had already been referred to the executive council, and a decision on the matter was not expected until sometime next week.According to the administrator, the Reggae Girlz are already assured of the top spot in the group and a place in the next round of the qualifiers and insisted that there was no need for supporters to be concerned.There are four qualifying groups in the regional qualifiers and the top team from each group is set to advance to the final round, along with the best runner-up in the three-team groups and the second best runner-up of the three groups, the runner-up of the four-team group and final-round hosts, Haiti. Group Two, Three and Four have three teams each, while Group Four comprises four teams.The eight teams will be divided into two groups, from which the top three winners will advance to compete in the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Women Championships, to be held in Honduras in December.- L.S.last_img read more

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Rooney frustrated by critics

first_imgLONDON (AP):Manchester United have only played three games this season and Wayne Rooney’s inability to score is already under scrutiny.That’s three games without even a shot on target for the striker.”I’ve experienced this before and the goals will come, I know that,” Rooney said. “I’ve had one bad game this season and everyone’s all over it. I know I’ve had that throughout my career, but hopefully, at the weekend I can get off the mark.”When United host Newcastle tomorrow, Rooney will be searching for his first competitive goal for United since April 4, making it a nine-game drought going back into last season.”I understand I have to be the one who’s going to lead that line for us and try and score the goals for us,” the centre forward said. “My mind’s clear. I know how to play the role. It’s just a case of getting the chances and taking them.”Fortunately for Rooney – following the departure of fellow forwards Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao in the offseason – others have chipped in with goals.New winger Memphis Depay contributed two in the 3-1 win over Bruges in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday. Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal in the win over Aston Villa last week and an own goal gifted United an opening day victory over Tottenham in the Premier League.Rooney is only 19 goals from matching Bobby Charlton’s club scoring record of 249.”I know when I don’t play well and against Aston Villa I was below my standards,” the 29-year-old United captain said.CHELSEA CHAOSChelsea signed forward Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona ahead of Sunday’s trip to West Bromwich, providing a boost following a chaotic start to the season defined by setbacks on the field and the team doctor being demoted.Chelsea have opened their title defence by collecting one point from two games, including a loss at Manchester City, and were beaten in the Community Shield by Arsenal.West Brom have similarly only collected a point and lost 3-0 to Man City. Ominously for Mourinho, two of the previous three Chelsea managers have lost their jobs within days of a loss at West Brom: Andre Villas-Boas in March 2012 and Roberto Di Matteo eight months later.OUTFOXING RIVALSFour teams have won two out of two: Manchester rivals City and United, Liverpool and Leicester – the same Leicester which required a late surge to avoid relegation in May.There’s a long way to go but new manager Claudio Ranieri is defying gloomy forecasts about his capabilities more than a decade after his last job in England at Chelsea.Ahead of tomorrow’s match against Tottenham, Leicester signed Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler from Napoli.Leicester host a Tottenham side which has drawn one and lost one so far. Striker Harry Kane, who spent time on loan at Leicester in 2013 before becoming the scoring revelation of last season at Spurs, has failed to net this campaign.last_img read more

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BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgASTON VILLAVS WATFORDAston Villa have five points; no team with five, or fewer, in the division at this stage of the season has avoided relegation. Villa lost 4-0 at Everton last time out, their 12th game without a win and their 10th defeat of the 2015-16 campaign – the most in the Premier League.CRYSTAL PALACEVS NEWCASTLENewcastle have scored just 13 goals in 13 games in the Premier League this season, but six of those came in one match, the 6-2 victory over Norwich City. They have failed to find the net in three of their last four league outings, and sit just one point clear of the relegation zone.SUNDERLANDVS STOKE CITYGoals may not be in abundance. In the 13 Barclays Premier League games involving Stoke City, there have been just 23, the fewest of any club in the top division in England. They travel to Sunderland, who have won just once in six PL games at the Stadium of Light.LIVERPOOL VS SWANSEA CITYLiverpool return to Anfield after their remarkable 4-1 win at Manchester City last weekend. Indeed, the Reds have scored as many goals in their last two away games (seven) as they managed in their previous 11 away outings in the Barclays Premier League. But the Reds have scored just seven goals in six league games at Anfield this season.WEST HAMVS WEST BROMGiven the history of this fixture, a draw is on the cards. In six Premier League clashes between these teams at the Boleyn Ground, five have ended in draws. The other game was won by the Hammers, while Albion last won there in November 2003, in the second tier. And a goalless draw is possible; in Albion’s six away games there have been just seven goals (three for Albion, four for the opposition), the fewest of any team in the Premier League.last_img read more

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GC Foster, Sprintec make mark

first_imgOVER the years, the Stephen and Paul Francis-coached MVP Track Club and the University of Technology (UTech) have dominated action at the Milo Western Relays.However, at last Saturdays staging of the event, both teams had to play second fiddle to the Maurice Wilson-coached G.C. Foster College and Sprintec teams, which both accounted for the majority of wins in individual and relay events.”I was very pleased with the performances of both the college and club teams, and I think we are on target, especially among the college athletes, to do very well for the remainder of the season, although it is still early days. But we do have a very vibrant team that has been very supportive in the form of Dr Joyce Royal, Paul Beckford, Marvin Gayle, Alf Remekie, and other members who have been helping so far,” said Wilson, who is also a senior lecturer at G.C. Foster College and technical leader of Jamaica’s track and field team.In individual events, there were wins for G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte, AndrÈ Clarke, Nascieve Powell, and Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey.RECORD BOOKSWhyte and Clarke, who were members of Jamaica’s team to the World University Games last summer in Gwangju, Korea, wrote their names in the record books.Whyte won the women’s 400 metres hurdles in 58.24 seconds to erase former Edwin Allen High athlete Sherone Pinnock’s 2006 record of 59.30.Clarke, who fractured his right shoulder in practice a few days before the start of his event in Korea and could not participate, won the men’s 400m hurdles in 51.25, erasing the 2014 record of former St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) standout Okeem Williams of 52.34.Bailey captured the men’s 100m in 10.32 seconds, finishing ahead of the G.C. Foster College duo of Colin King (10.33) and Chadic Thorpe (10.48). The other individual success for G.C. Foster College came in the men’s 400m Open as Powell won in 48.22 seconds.Sprintec won the women’s Open 4x400m relay, while G.C. Foster captured the men’s equivalent along with the men’s 4x200m and sprint medley.G.C. Foster College’s 4x400m quartet of Alvin Green, Demish Gayle, Marzell Miller, and Demar Murray won in a record of 3:07.17 to break MVP’s 2008 record of 3:08.01, with Sprintec second in a close 3:07.35 and UTech third in 3:09.71.It was a welcome return to the Milo Western Relays for Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, whose last appearance was with the MVP Track Club. Now representing Sprintec, she teamed up with Verone Chambers, Anastasia LeRoy, and Ristananna Tracey to win the women’s 4x400m in 3:32.47. UTech, with Janieve Russell and Shericka Jackson, were second in 3:33.18, with MVP, led by Stephenie McPherson, third in 3:36.22.G.C. Foster’s other successes came in the women’s sprint medley, which they won in 3:32.31 and the 4x200m Open in 1:23.42.MVP captured both 4x100m relays. In the women’s event, with World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and World 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson, MVP clocked a record 43.31 to beat G.C. Foster College, 43.94.In a very close men’s event, MVP, with Julian Forte and Andrew Fisher, clocked 38.89 and just got the better of Sprintec, which clocked 38.90 seconds.last_img read more

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