Carlo Ancelotti could be hit with ban after sarcastically applauding ref

first_imgReal Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti could be banned for two matches after referee Carlos Clos Gomez, who took charge of his side’s game against Valencia, wrote about the coach in his post-game report.  Upd. at 14:18 Article 117 of the RFEF’s rules states that “to address the referees, directors or sporting authorities generally with attitudes of contempt or disregard, when the action does not constitute a more serious offence, is punishable with suspension of two or three games, or by up to a month.” CEST The official wrote: “At the end of the game the coach of the home side, Carlo Ancelotti, from 30 metres away turned to me to applaud me insistently and ostensibly in disapproval of our performance. He then retired to the tunnel where he repeated the same action with my No 1 assistant.”center_img 10/05/2015 Sport EN Ancelotti’s side had drawn 2-2 at home against Valencia and essentially thrown away the league title.last_img read more

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Zidane: Madrid are happy but it’s not a morale blow for Barcelona

first_imgZinedine Zidane was happy to leave Camp Nou with a point, but does not feel his Real Madrid’s last minute equaliser will provide a dent to Barcelona’s morale.   RELATED STORIES Asked if the circumstances of the point left the taste of a win, he added: “No. It’s one point.  03/12/2016 IN SPORT.ES Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Player ratings from Clasico draw Sergio Ramos headed home in the 90th minute after Luis Suarez’s opener as Madrid maintained their six point lead at the top of La Liga.  Upd. at 20:43 center_img Zidane: “Estamos contentos, pero no es un golpe moral al Barcelona” “I don’t think so,” the French coach said when asked whether the goal could have an affect on Barça’s players.   “We have suffered against a good opponent, a great team. And it’s not easy to get points here – we did that with character.” CET “A victory is three points. We can be very, very happy. It’s a point. We keep on adding to the points. Now we have to rest. “We have a six point [lead still], but nothing will change. The season is very long, but we’re happy for the point.”   last_img read more

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Ronaldo: Hopefully this teaches Madrid a lesson

first_img Upd. on 12/04/2018 at 12:32 CEST Ronaldo admitted he had nerves for the penalty which settled the game. “The truth is yes, but I tried to calm myself down. I knew that it was decisive. Thanks to God I scored.” “We are just winners, it was a penalty, I don’t know what they’re complaining about,” said Ronaldo. “He (Benatia) fouled him (Vazquez) from behind. Benatia does that a lot, kicking people, it’s his game. But Real Madrid are in the semis and we are very happy.” David Rubio “It was a game in which we suffered a lot, to learn from. In football nothing is given to you and I hope that this teaches us a lesson for the future. It’s football and anything can happen. We weren’t good, we have to admit it. I repeat, we must learn from this.” Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 defeat by Juventus, progressing 4-3 on aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo slammed home a 97th minute penalty to get his team there.center_img Cristiano, crítico: “Que esto nos sirva de lección para el futuro” 11/04/2018 IN SPORT.ES Ronaldo thinks Madrid should learn something from this game ahead of the semi-finals.last_img read more

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Southgate: “England’s objective is to beat Belgium, not care about the possible matchups in the next round”

first_img England will train behind closed doors today before conducting a public training session tomorrow ahead of the match against Belgium on Thursday. RELATED STORIES EFE Upd. at 18:08 CEST “There are people who are talking about what we need to do against Belgium in regards to the respective routes to the final, but our only focus against Belgium is to win the match,” stated Southgate. Southgate asegura que Inglaterra no especulará contra Bélgica When Southgate was asked about the favourites for the tournament, the ‘Three Lions’ coach pointed to the “excellent” match between Spain and Portugal, talked up France’s high level of fitness and didn’t rule out Brazil or Germany following their victories on the back of falling short in their respective openers. He also said Croatia were “very talented”. England will play against Belgium on Thursday with the two sides only separated by yellow cards received after they ruthlessly crushed group rivals Tunisia and Panama. England coach, Gareth Southgate, has said his team are only focused on going out and winning the final group match against Belgium and nothing else. The match between the two leaders in Group G, both on six points, has led to suggestions it might be smarter to lose and avoid crossing paths with the stronger teams in the competition. IN SPORT.ES 26/06/2018 England hit Panama for six but the Central Americans make yet more historylast_img read more

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Clasico line-ups revealed ahead of Camp Nou clash

first_img Lluís Mascaró This is not just any old Clasico. This is the first without Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for over a decade. And it could be Julen Lopetegui’s last in charge. All will depend on what happens at 4.15pm CET onwards at Camp Nou on Sunday. REAL MADRID: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Bale, Benzema. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde selected the same team that faced Inter Milan. That means Rafinha at right-wing, in the injured Lionel Messi’s stead. Upd. on 29/10/2018 at 14:24 CET Lluís Mascaró @SPORT_Lmascaro IN SPORT.ES 28/10/2018 Barcelona head into the game second in the table, and Madrid are ninth, but only four points separate the two teams. That could be seven and provoke the sacking of Lopetegui.  FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur; Rafinha, Luis Suárez, Coutinho. @LluisMascaro ¡Ya hay alineaciones para el clásico!last_img read more

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Antoine Griezmann puts himself on the transfer market

first_img Of course, he stayed, upsetting Barca, but after Atletico lost in the Champions League and then again at San Mames in La Liga, leaving them 10 points behind the Catalans. Bayern Munich and Manchester United are frontrunners, particularly the English side. Not even winning the World Cup earned him the Ballon d’Or, in conjunction with the Europa League. Upd. at 21:22 Nine months after Antoine Griezmann appeared in his own documentary about his decision over whether to stay at Atletico Madrid or join Barcelona, the Frenchman has changed his mind. PSG would have no problems in signing Griezmann and may want to add him to a fearsome attack with Neymar and Mbappe. Barca and Madrid, meanwhile, haven’t moved a piece in the Griezmann game of chess. But with Lucas and Diego Godin thinking about leaving, Griezy now wonders if he should leave. He was promised a winning team, with Lucas Hernandez’s contract renewed and Thomas Lemar joining – both requested by Griezmann – and Diego Simeone convinced him not to become a lackey for Messi. They gave him a 23m euro a season contract. IN SPORT.ES Jonathan Moreno Griezmann se pone en el mercado 18/03/2019 CET The No 7 will not be short of offers, despite his huge salary. RELATED STORIES How Griezmann told his Atletico teammates he was staying Griezmann has never hidden his like of the Red Devils. At Old Trafford he’d be able to team up with Tony Martial and Paul Pogba, who would make his arrival in the rainy north of England more bearable. Gerard Pique’s take on Griezmann’s documentary and decisionlast_img read more

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Martial could be the next Ronaldo – Solskjaer

first_imgAdvertisement d37NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4ubkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eagfu7k( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ccvWould you ever consider trying this?😱8xCan your students do this? 🌚cRoller skating! Powered by Firework Solskjaer led Manchester United side are on a roll and have won 10/11 matches whilst drawing against Burnley. The Norwegian is taking the United side to the next level which represents the United team from decade back. A good portion of the credit goes to winger and foward Anthony Martial.Advertisement The France forward set up countryman Paul Pogba’s opener and himself scored a splendid goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Fulham.Advertisement On being asked about whether Martial was similar to former Red Devil Ronaldo , “He does have similarities, of course” said Solskjaer.“It was towards the end of the game and we played a very poor game and Cristiano scored it,” he added of his former team-mate’s goal in a 2-1 win.Advertisement Ronaldo won eight major trophies in his time at United and scored 118 goals in 292 games.“If he wants to be at Cristiano’s level, Anthony knows what he has to do,” said Solskjaer. “It’s up to him. He has the talent.”“I am glad he is in my team,” said Solskjaer, whose side take Paris St-Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday in the Champions League last-16 first leg.“He has contributed to so many chances, so many goals. He is a Manchester United player. He excites the crowd. He excites the manager. He excites his team-mates. And he is a great character around the place.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tsunami Democratic’s final message before planned Clasico protests

first_img IN SPORT.ES The protest group want people to convene at the stadium four hours before the game. The hope is that the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid can be used to send a message to the world and to encourage Spain and Catalonia to “sit down and talk.”  La noticia de ‘La Vanguardia’ y la respuesta de ‘Tsunami’ SPORT.es “5. Tsunami is like water. We adapt and adopt ideas. We accept the #ChallengeLaVanguardia and encourage everyone to bring an inflatable ball and to send a message to the world.”  “3. Recommendations: Like any football match, bring a radio, water and a bocadillo.  Doncs no s’havia planificat però ens sembla una bona idea.ATENCIÓ: QUE TOTHOM PORTI PILOTES INFLABLES AL CAMP! Moltes gràcies, @LaVanguardia. ��Afegiu el vostre missatge a les pilotes inflables. Un missatge per al món. ��#ChallengeLaVanguardia https://t.co/9L1PU2dBah— Tsunami Democràtic (@tsunami_dem) December 18, 2019 18/12/2019center_img Upd. on 19/12/2019 at 11:41 CET The message said: “1. Another day in which we demonstrate #thepowerofthepeople is unstoppable. From 16h at Camp Nou…  “4. The actions today, as with all of Tsunami Democratic’s actions, will be strictly non-violent.  Tsunami Democratic have taken to social media to send a final message ahead of the protests planned at Camp Nou ahead of Wednesday’s Clasico.  “2. At 20h, everyone will be able to see the game and the message ‘Spain, sit and talk’ will travel around the world.  #ÚltimaHora Fonts de Tsunami Democràtic descarten al @maticatradio que l’acció prevista per aquest vespre sigui el llançament de pilotes negres al camp, com publiquen avui alguns mitjans https://t.co/xuyZCVXRbl pic.twitter.com/mV0gISOMFH— Catalunya Ràdio (@CatalunyaRadio) December 18, 2019last_img read more

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Magpies soar

first_imgBy Mark GullickNARRE Warren claimed the ConnectEast premiership cup after it upset warm favourites Beaconsfield by 25 points in the…[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

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It’s fast paced… and here now

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER SHUTTLECOCKS will fly at Cardinia Life as the Elite Badminton Club opens the doors on 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

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