Month: August 2020

Luka Modric pens new Real Madrid deal… but bad news for Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is being tested after a muscle strain.  He was substituted off for James Rodriguez at half-time in the first leg of the Super Copa on Monday night.  Upd. at 19:34 CEST The club wrote: “Real Madrid CF announces the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons.” The 28-year-old midfielder has enjoyed great success at the club after a shaky start, culminating in last season’s Champions League triumph. center_img Luka Modric has signed a new four year deal with Real Madrid. 20/08/2014 Sport EN He is doubtful for the second clash with Atletico, on Friday.last_img

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale a major doubt for Liverpool and Barcelona

first_img “His progress will be monitored.” CEST Upd. at 21:01 Gareth Bale will almost certainly miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash at Anfield on Wednesday night and is a major doubt for Barcelona’s visit to the Bernabeu on Saturday. It seems almost impossible that the Welsh international will be involved in England, although he could still have a chance of being fit for the Barça match. Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Bale was injured after Madrid’s win over Levante on Saturday. 20/10/2014 However, Madrid didn’t confirm how long he would be absent for in the statement they published on their website on Monday.  “Ater tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical services,” they wrote, “he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right pyramidalis muscle. Sam Marsden The former Tottenham man didn’t play in the game, although he did travel with the team to Valencia and was named as a substitute.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid player ratings: Real benefit from Arda red card

first_img Gabi 6: The Madrid tide continued and the captain couldn’t do much to stop it.  22/04/2015 Jesus Gamez 6: Found things harder against Ronaldo than Juanfran and  Miranda 7: Did a decent job repelling Real Madrid’s attacks, although was all at sea, like his colleagues, for the eventual winner. Rik Sharma Saul 5: The youngster couldn’t add to the game much, with Atletico under the Madrid cosh before he was taken off at half-time. SUBS Jan Oblak 9: Was their hero in the first leg and made a brilliant save from Cristiano Ronaldo as Atletico lived dangerously. Another sublime stop from Javier Hernandez followed, before he was finally beaten by the Mexican. Raul Garcia 6: Booked for running his studs down Varane’s leg with a bit of a needless challenge. Offered more presence than any of the other Atletico forwards though.  Diego Godin 7: Lucky not to concede a penalty for dragging down Javier Hernandez in the box.  Upd. at 23:06 Mario Mandzukic 5: In the first leg he was able to hold the ball up and trouble Madrid’s defence, but rarely accomplished the same here.  Jose Gimenez N/A Antoine Griezmann 5: Has been fantastic this season but sadly couldn’t show it here. Taken off midway through the second half.  CEST Arda Turan 6: Booked for a cynical trip on Toni Kroos. Worked hard and should have set up the opening goal, but for a poor header from Koke. Sent off, somewhat harshly, for a high tackle which clipped Ramos. Juanfran 7: The full-back did a decent job against Cristiano Ronaldo, so much so that the Real Madrid man switched flanks and tried to attack from the right.   Tiago 6: Worked extremely hard and Simeone appreciated the veteran midfielder’s efforts to keep his side afloat.  Koke 5: A great chance in the second half, but couldn’t get any power in his header and it was an easy catch for Casillas. last_img read more

Reports: Man City to rival Man Utd for Barça star Neymar

first_img CET 06/02/2016 Remember that the 24-year-old recently said that he would like to play under Pep Guardiola one day, while his father recently revealed that Manchester United, City’s big rivals, are also doing all they can to try and sign the player. Sport EN Neymar remains one of the objectives for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.  Despite the fact Guardiola wants to avoid institutional conflict by not moving for any Barça players, the British press continue to suggest City will make a move for Neymar, who is currently in talks about renewing his contract at the Catalan Club.  This is what English newspaper the Daily Mirror are reporting about  Barcelona’s Brazilian, with Guardiola set to take over at the Premier League club next summer.  Manchester City would pay Neymar’s release clause, they say, to make him Guardiola’s first big signing. “They can pay what other clubs can’t,” a source close to the club said.  Upd. at 13:10 last_img read more

Edinson Cavani signs on at PSG until 2020

first_imgEdinson Cavani, Uruguayan international, has renewed his contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2020, saying that his “absolute desire” is to continue his “story” with the French club. 25/04/2017 IN SPORT.ES CEST EFE/SPORT Upd. at 22:05 center_img The Matador, whom they paid 64.5m euros to Napoli for, is one of the best strikers in their history with 125 goals in 192 official games, behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has 156 goals in 180 matches.  In a statement PSG announced the 30 year old hitman will stay at the club “until June 30, 2020”.  He has won 11 titles with PSG including three league titles, four French league cups and two French Cups. He is the best paid player in the country now, beating Thiago Silva with his 13m a year deal. He also gets a special 1m bonus for being the league’s top goalscorer. Cavani seguirá en el PSG hasta 2020last_img read more

Spectacular reception for Barça’s Lionel Messi at the Bombonera

first_img SPORT.es It’s a ground where Lionel Messi had never previously played an official game (in fact, he had only played one friendly there, when he was 18).  Upd. at 13:06 Espectacular recibimiento de la Bombonera a Leo Messi For that reason, they chose one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the country, Boca Junior’s Bombonera in Buenos Aires. 06/10/2017 CEST Argentina had a key game against Peru on Thursday as the battle for a place at the World Cup in Russia next summer. They wanted the ideal setting so that the Albiceleste could take advantage of playing at home. IN SPORT.ES Therefore, there was a spectacular reception from the Boca fans for Leo Messi. He was welcomed with a deafening ovation when he came onto the pitch and there was a banner held up behind the goal dedicated the No.10: “Messi, the greatest in the world, welcome to the Bombonera,” it read.last_img read more

FIFA’s controversial World Cup 2018 Best XI

first_img Players like Paulinho, Young and Neymar have caused consternation among fans on social media, who do not agree with their presence. They have highlighted the absence of players like Kante, Varane, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Pogba and Lucas Hernandez. And for many, Thibaut Courtois was the best goalkeeper, not Lloris. Modric wins the Golden Ball at the World Cup PEl once ideal de la FIFA | FIFA Upd. on 18/07/2018 at 18:29 CEST RELATED STORIES At least Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe’s names are widely agreed with – and they also won the Best Player and Best Young Player awards respectively on Sunday after the final. FIFA have published their Best XI of the World Cup in Russia. They have picked a 4-4-2 and lined up with: Lloris, Trippier, Varane, Lovren, Young, Paulinho, Modric, Hazard, Neymar, Griezmann and Mbappé. center_img Sport EN El polémico once ideal del Mundial de Rusia 2018 según la FIFA 17/07/2018 IN SPORT.ES RMC: Real Madrid and Chelsea reach deal for Thibaut Courtoislast_img read more

Michy Batshuayi mocks Phil Jones after defender scored comical own goal

first_imgAdvertisement 6ljNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsajWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6qmdhq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2n4vzWould you ever consider trying this?😱3z8Can your students do this? 🌚attRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea loanee and current Valencia C.F. striker Michy Batshuayi has often been said to be the king of twitter in the football sphere given his witty comebacks and quirky tweets. Advertisement Batshuayi had a bad day at the office and missed a huge chance to give his team a two-goal advantage, heading over Sergio Romero’s goal from close-range towards the end of the first half. However , that didn’t stop the Belgian forward from making fun of Phil Jones face that was photographed during a battle for a loose ball between the two. Batshuayi was more concerned with Jones’ face, tweeting: ‘Glad you like guys… but can we talk about Phil Jones face first ? #anotherone.’Advertisement Hilariously, the last time an United player scored a Champions League own goal was in 2011 , also by Phil Jones. Mourinho couldn’t help United from having another lackluster performance which saw fail to clinch first place in their group. Advertisement After the game , Jose said ‘We go to 2-1, we probably should get to 2-2 because we had a couple of important chances to equalise. But I think fundamentally this, we wasted the first half playing too comfortable and with not enough intensity.’   Advertisementlast_img read more

Stars to fire at home

first_imgBy Ken MooreAN intriguing round two will be highlighted by Garfield’s game against Nar Nar Goon this week, its first…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sangas with great mileage

first_imgPakenham president Phil ‘Mitsu’ Anning sits down for a chat, and a beer, with the Gazette’s Dave Nagel. Righto Phil,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img