Carlo Ancelotti inducted into Hall of Fame… but Cordoba plan to inflict a shock on Real Madrid

first_img Upd. on 24/01/2015 at 16:35 CET “The fans are always with us whatever the result. We are pleased with our results and the mental aspect is important, but this is a different week and you have to work and do everything to try and do something positive.” Sport EN Carlo Ancelotti wasn’t too busy this week, because his side have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, so he had time to be inducted into Italy’s Hall of Fame.  “A coach has to adapt to his players; they are treating me very well and I feel very privileged, that’s for sure.” “I have been very fortunate both as a player and as a manager. Each championship is different; in Spain the emphasis is on good play. All my experiences have been positive.center_img He said: “I have had a very fortunate career and it is an honour to be part of this Hall of Fame.  “I expect a game where Real Madrid will attack a lot and we will work to try and take advantage of any mistakes,” he said. They take on minnows Cordoba this weekend and striker Nabil Ghilas is hoping to surprise the Champions League winners.  23/01/2015last_img read more

Thiago Alcantara has been a costly signing for Bayern Munich

first_img Upd. at 17:14 19/11/2015 According to BILD, each one of the 55 games that Alcantara has featured in for Bayern have cost the club €800,000. They have invested €45m in him, with €25m going to Barcelona for his transfer, plus his salary, up until 2019. He has had surgery three times.  Thiago Alcantara has not been able to justify his signing for Bayern Munich. The injuries that he’s consistantly suffered don’t seem to stop, with the latest knee injury set to keep him out for four weeks. Toni Juanmartí CET In total, since he signed for Bayern Munich, Thiago has been out for 458 days through injury, missing 90 games. Statisitcs that mean his signing – expressly requested by Pep Guardiola – has been a fiasco, at least until now. Hopefully his injuries start to subside.last_img read more

Carlin on Ronaldo: “He isn’t at peace with himself and is unhappy”

first_img Carlin notes that the 31-year-old’s life hasn’t been easy, with the death of his father in 2005 an especially difficult moment in Ronaldo’s career. Sport EN “People have to understand… it’s not his fault; his story invites compassion and forgiveness,” he adds. “His father was an alcoholic, hardly present in his life and died when Ronaldo was 20-years-old. The father figure encroached liked a bunch of vultures whose only interest was to get the greatest possible economic slice of his son’s successes. Under the headline “Cristiano: greatness, sadness and absurdity”, Carlin analysed the peculiar personality of the Real Madrid forward and concludes that “never in the history of football has there been someone who combined such greatness as a player with such ridiculousness as a person”. “As much as you surround yourself with Rolls-Royces and supermodels, he’s not at peace with himself and, deep down, isn’t happy.” CEST “Ronaldo is the best proof that one may be rich, handsome and famous – even reaching the summit of being considered the world’s second best player – but at the same time be a poor guy,” Carlin continued. The 60-year-old emphasised Ronaldo’s comments after Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on June 14, where in the aftermath of the game claimed his opponents had a “small mentality”. 20/06/2016 John Carlin, the prestigious British journalist, wrote a scathing attack on Cristiano Ronaldo in the newspaper ‘El Pais’ on Sunday. Upd. at 11:47 “Ronaldo didn’t have people around him that had the goodness to try to put his feet on the ground; he had false sycophants.”last_img read more

Chelsea seal a nervy win against Malmo in the Europa League round of 32

first_imgAdvertisement dqiuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs32tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6gxv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) x53sWould you ever consider trying this?😱arahnCan your students do this? 🌚3ewsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea sealed a nervy win against Malmo FF in the first leg of the round of 32 in the Europa League. The Blues were under deep pressure after the heavy defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League in the previous weekend. This win against Malmo FF will certainly boost up their confidence level before playing against Manchester United in the sixth round of the FA Cup.Advertisement Maurizio Sarri did not make many changes in his side in the match against Malmo FF. Christensen came in place of Antonio Rudiger and Emerson Palmieri came in place of Marcos Alonso. Olivier Giroud and Willian started this match in place of Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain. Ross Barkley gave the lead to the Blues at the 30th minute of the first half. The first half ended with the scoreline of 1-0 in favour of the Blues.Advertisement Olivier Giroud scored the other goal for the Blues with a pass provided by Pedro at the 58th minute of the match. However, Malmo FF pulled one goal back at the 80th minute of the match as Anders Christiansen scored a goal for the home side. The Blues will now be confident to progress to the next round with a stellar performances at the Stamford Bridge.Chelsea board unhappy with Maurizio Sarri’s game management and rigid tacticsAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal prepare bid for youngster Gabriel Martinelli

first_imgAdvertisement 7leNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsmgdj6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) i05zWould you ever consider trying this?😱asCan your students do this? 🌚bp287Roller skating! Powered by Firework As per reports by Goal, Arsenal have prepared a bid for Ituano midfielder Gabriel Martinelli.Advertisement Arsenal are prepared to spend $6million for the Brazilian youngster. However, the Gunners have to prepare for a tough battle because the 17-year-old is under the radars of Corinthians, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Palmeiras and Santos(all Brazilian clubs).Advertisement Martinelli is estimated to be valued approximately around 10million euros, a figure which might be exorbitant for Brazilian clubs but is no problem for European clubs like Arsenal.Martinelli’s track record is praiseworthy as he has scored six goals in just four games of the last edition of the Sao Paulo Junior Football Cup.Advertisement He spent his time training at Corinthians as a junior and also went through a trial at Manchester United in 2017.Despite not signing, the impression that he created was applauded and he has since been closely followed by English scouts.It seems all that is required for Martinelli is to secure an Italian passport so that he could join the Gunners. Advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2019 Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_imgImage Courtesy: NDTV SportsAdvertisement 8vh8pNBA Finals | Brooklyn VstahlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) am6yWould you ever consider trying this?😱8gcsbCan your students do this? 🌚6tRoller skating! Powered by Firework Playing their seventh edition of the tournament, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are eager to make a statement after narrowingly missing out on winning the elusive trophy for the second time last year.Advertisement Boosted with the return of David Warner, the 2016 IPL winners have become a force to be reckoned with. They have maintained their thirst for victory with excellence by becoming one of the most consistent sides in the competition over the last few seasons.The recently culminated auctions and the trade windows were highly eventful for the franchise. The side-parted ways with longtime stalwart Shikhar Dhawan to rope in Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and 17-year-old Abhishek Sharma from the newly reformed Delhi Capitals.Advertisement Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsTo fill the void left by the departure of the flamboyant left-hander, the Orange Army made amends in the auction by acquiring the services of New Zealand opener Martin Guptill and England’s Jonny Bairstow. With these buys, the Sunrisers obtained a potential wicket keeping replacement for Saha and hard-hitting batsmen who can capitalise in the powerplays.The auction also saw names like Carlos Brathwaite depart the franchise, who fell into the radar of the Kolkata Knight Riders for a hefty fee.Advertisement Much like the seasons before, the heart of the Sunrisers’ success lies with the bowling unit. Boasting one of the most versatile line-ups, the side has been able to restrict the opponents many a time in the past.Led by the Orange Army veteran and Purple Cap winner Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the bowling attack has managed to instil fear into opponents with the other names being Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake and Sandeep Sharma.An area where the Sunrisers faltered over the years has been the middle order. An 11Cr investment in Manish Pandey did not bore them any fruits as the batsman struggled to make runs throughout the tournament. With age catching up on Yusuf Pathan as well, this would be an aspect that needs working on.The backroom staff led by Tom Moody has been a huge influence on the players and has established Sunrisers Hyderabad as one of the top sides in the competition.With only four overseas players allowed and the plethora of overseas openers that the sides possess, it would be interesting to see how Warner pans out the playing eleven.Kane Williamson, who led the side in the absence of Warner last season, churned out the runs to win the Orange Cap. The skipper now has a selection headache in the proposition to plan out the top order with the utmost balance.With the season fast approaching, the Orange Army will look to work on their issues to add another IPL trophy in their cabinet. The Sunrisers begin their campaign with the toughest of challenges, against the rejuvenated Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Predicted XI: David Warner(c), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Rout riding the rails

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Top awards for Beacy stars

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Nanopoulos goes bananas

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Fine wines win nine

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