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The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea next season is taken for granted in England after the elimination of Real Madrid in the Champions League. And the British media are now revealing many of the Portuguese coach’s plans for his return to the Premier.
Falcao or Lewandowski are some of the names that have come out in the media and to reinforce their new project. But the more impact it has had in recent times has been to Xabi Alonso. According to reports today ‘The Independent’, Mourinho wants to take it with him to Stamford Bridge.
Xabi Alonso has one year left on his contract with Real Madrid. However, this season the club has long white several times when he has always renew and replacement at the end of the season to see their physical and an agreement not to compromise with the entity. By this conduct, and because it is known his love of Premier, it has come to talk about a possible return to Liverpool. …continue reading
In its farewell from San Mames, the Barça returned to see how colon escaped them in the last minute of the match thanks to a goal embedded in the final moments. It is a classic in this season that Barcelona team has received more goals in the last 20 years.
The failures of attention of the Barcelona team in the final stretches of the parties brought a good number of dislikes the doorman on duty. Many of these goals, besides costing valuable points, we have greatly complicated things Vilanova team in the Champions League tie.
The latest example was in San Mames, when the stroke of 90 minutes, Ander Herrera got the goal that prevented a possible Barca victory chant. …continue reading
Cristiano Ronaldo will be tomorrow at San Mames. He will be a holder. He has recovered from the concussion he had in his right leg being kicked from Amrabat in the 93rd minute in the quarterfinal round against Galatasaray. The Portuguese kept resting one day, took a special treatment and is ready to play.
He does not want to be lost the last visit to San Mames, a stadium in which in the two last commitments has shone like better player of the party. Christian is not reserved for the Champions League. 12 days left for the first leg of the semifinals against Borussia Dortmund and Portuguese parties want to maintain the level of excellence you have now.
While the League and given up for lost (the club is 13 points), Cristiano does not like being on the bench. This season he has scored 29 goals in 29 games, one goal per game. Messi has 43 goals this season and if he does not play against Zaragoza, the Portuguese could cut the distance it takes the Argentine. …continue reading
The captain of Paris Saint Germain, Thiago Silva, said that the French team knows “the soft underbelly of Barcelona” and that they “try to exploit” this Tuesday in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, in a tie that he sees “two tough games” and faced with “possibilities” to overcome.
“The current Barcelona is a bit different from Guardiola, but the players are the same. It is not even something on the field, but perhaps in command, because of that change. But do not think that mark so many differences, because Vilanova the coaching staff Guardiola knew well and continue to do a good job. People talk, analyzes the results, but I think that change has not been as sharp as you think. It should be dealing with them to meet the challenges. We know their weakness and we will try to exploit it. But I can not tell here how we will”, Silva said in an interview with ”fifa.com”.
The Brazilian conceded that “Barcelona is always the favorite against any team he faces”, a status that comes from “its recent history and the highest level it has reached”. However, that role “is off the court”, because, on the lawn, the PSG has “the potential to change this order”. …continue reading
Mourinho could return to situate Christian nine before the low of Higuain and Benzema doubt. The Portuguese, who if he scores a goal match people in League with 126, has already, played four times in that position. The first was on January 16, 2011 in Almeria. It was full of controversy by signing a nine and finished breaking his relationship with Valdano.
That same season also put him in that position in the Cup final against Barcelona on 27 April and in the first leg of Champions League semifinals, Guardiola repeated before. After the match of the Champions League Cristiano showed his displeasure by playing in that position: “I do not like to play well, but I have to adapt to what you ask …”. In the next league match against Zaragoza Mou no summoned him and fell Madrid (2-3). The last time Cristiano was acted nine this season against Levante. He scored but he had to be replaced at halftime with a strong nudge by David Navarro.
Option B. The other possibility is that Mourinho has Morata align the striker. With this alternative the technician could leave Di Maria on the bench for his lack of attitude against Celta (he was replaced at halftime) and align alley on the right wing and Christian on the left. …continue reading
Jose Mourinho was visibly angry with the arbitration of Italian Rocchi, but bit his tongue to avoid consequences punishable. “I have a sanction pending” he recalled. In the same way that spent an Inter-Milan derby in which Rocchi struck which then was his team.
The match: “In the first half we had the opportunity to score 0-2 and were over the shock. We had it all under control and managed to win the second time because we have a penalty against and one red. It is you who have to judge whether or not penalty. I’m on the bench. If indeed it is a red card and penalty, fine, otherwise nothing”. Then, at a press conference, a journalist asked: “what penalty? So I answer in Valdebebas”.
Worse to remember: “already lost a semi-final by a goal that did not, another in which Pepe broke the tibia and fibula to Alves, two semi-finals which I lost on penalties… In Barcelona I was one hour with ten and here only 20 minutes. I’ve had much worse moments. This is the acceptable”. …continue reading
The Portuguese League digests recent unexpected sales and Zenit St Petersburg for two of their banners, the Brazilian “Hulk”, of Oporto, and Belgium’s Axel Witsel of Benfica, in exchange for $ 126 million.
A few hours after the Russian market closed its registration for the UEFA, Zenit, rival Spanish Malaga in the Champions League, broke records of disbursement in Portugal to pay in one day clause Witsel (50.63 million dollars) and about 75 other “Hulk” to hire them for five seasons.
Pass the Colombian Radamel Falcao from Porto to Atletico Madrid in 2011 for 50.63 million dollars was until yesterday the most expensive football recruiting Luso. …continue reading
“If I dismantled the team, I’m going”. The phrase is from Manuel Pellegrini to staff last Friday, before embarking on the journey to tour Italy and Greece, which concludes today. The engineer is angry about how he met the day before the entity wants to do without it for be unable to pay. It is therefore not expected an easy way out.
In fact, expect to have more arguments. As indicated by his words to his men, he wants to await the final configuration of the campus, especially in the chapter on low; for reasons muster a complaint comes to negotiate with the leaders.
As this newspaper report on Saturday, the Chilean coach has decided to sit on the bench to play Espanyol at least prior to the Champions League. This is what has confessed to his closest circles, who have been allowed to see his displeasure at the attitude of the owners in all this, of those considered to have no face. …continue reading
Lionel Messi said Tuesday he was “surprised and sad” by the recent resignation of Pep Guardiola as coach of FC Barcelona, the club where they both covered themselves with glory by winning titles in bulk.
The great Argentine striker recalled that Guardiola spent four seasons together to add 14 titles out of 19 possible, the latest being the King’s Cup to crush Athletic Bilbao 3-0. It was the last time Guardiola went to Barca.
“Guardiola’s departure left me surprised and sad because I did not expect”, said Messi at press conference after training with the Argentina national team, which prepares for the clash on Saturday in Buenos Aires to Ecuador in World Cup. …continue reading
Marcello Lippi took over as head coach of the wasteful Guangzhou Evergrande, of the Chinese Super League club, which will seek to infuse an Italian style.
Evergrande said Thursday in a statement that hired the Italian coach, who won the World Cup, until November 2014. Lippi subsequently appeared in a press conference live on Chinese television.
“My arrival must be something big and important today as in China”, boasted Lippi as a simultaneous translation. …continue reading