Real Madrid

22 Mar 19
magstweetupdate

Real Madrid sudah berhasil didepak dari Liga Champions. Kini Ajax mengincar Juventus sebagai korban berikutnya. https://t.co/6xLpcKtgGF — detikcom (@detikcom) March 22, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

22 Mar 19
Chelsea Echo

Chelsea were involved in a transfer merry-go-round last summer which resulted in wantaway goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois returning to Madrid, with his replacement, Kepa Arrizabalaga, signing for a world record fee. But how do the two compare this season, and which club has had the last laugh? Thibaut Courtois was considered a reliable figure in-between the […]

22 Mar 19
magstweetupdate

Real Madrid sudah berhasil didepak dari Liga Champions. Kini Ajax mengincar Juventus sebagai korban berikutnya. https://t.co/6xLpcKtgGF — detikcom (@detikcom) March 22, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

22 Mar 19
soul of serenity

During my semester in Barcelona, I remember being stressed about spring break because going anywhere was so expensive. One of my best friends and I studied abroad the same semester, and she was in Madrid. We needed to pick a destination and buy our tickets before they went up again, but we were at a […]

22 Mar 19
Dream Team FC
Robert Lewandowski has been the king of Poland for a decade. But there’s a new contender on the scene. Krzysztof Piatek looks like he is ready to take the crown from the as yet unrivalled Polish legend. Best celebration in football? Yep. The AC Milan hitman has had a phenomenal rise since he emerged from Poland in the summer. Piatek arrived at Genoa as an unknown quanitity with little expectation over his €4million price tag, but he instantly set about making a mockery of Italy’s reputation of having the best defences in world football. Four goals in the first half of his first game for Genoa set the tone, he scored six minutes into his Serie A debut and then bagged in seven consecutive games. And it wasn’t just a one-off hot streak, Piatek is the real deal. Is he…. carrying a baby? As Lewandowski watched Borussia Dortmund take the lead in the Bundesliga, went through a patch of two goals in 11 matches and faced the unfamiliar feeling of going out of the Champions League before the quarter finals, Piatek has been setting fire to Serie A. Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Chelsea triggered a chain of events which saw Milan swoop for Piatek in January and what they got was an iron clad goalscorer. In the first half of the season Piatek led the scoring charts with 13 league goals in 19 games for Genoa, after moving to the San Siro he’s managed six in nine and is currently level with Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Capocannoniere. Dripping in goals. Master and apprentice Now I am not calling time on Lewandowski’s career by any means. He has been the man that would strike fear into even Sergio Ramos’ black heart as memories of Lewa putting four past Real Madrid in the 2013 Champions League semi-final come flooding back. The 30-year-old has scored four minute hat-tricks, scored five goal hauls, topped the scoring for World Cup and Euro qualifying campaigns but the changing of the guard could be at hand. Lewandowski started the Euro 2020 qualifier against Austria last night, however when the Poles needed the spark to break the deadlock is was the apprentice who saved the day, not the master. He’s gone from celebrating his own goals to Piatek’s Lewandowski used to be the man that could be relied on to get that crucial goal, now that responsibility is beginning to fall at Piatek’s feet. Both players are cast from the same mould; tall, powerful, fast and with the god-given gift to put the ball in the back of the net. Bayern’s frontman has carried the expectations of a nation for so long, now he’s finally got someone to share the burden with. Piatek is a Polish legend in the making and he has the perfect mentor in Lewandowski to become one of the world’s best goalscorers. Put your sound on and listen to how perfectly in-sync AC Milan fans are with their new striker's celebration. 💥 (video via @acmilan)pic.twitter.com/ph4zKMS8gT — Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) February 10, 2019 When I say Piatek was a wildcard signing from Genoa, he really was a stab in the dark – not a single person at the club had seen him play in the flesh before he arrived at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. But his early season form landed him a call-up to the national team and as if pressure was some sort of made up concept Piatek has been brilliant since making his debut. While some crack under the wieght of being a nation’s poster boy, Piatek has channelled it all into scoring goals for both Milan and Poland. Don’t worry Lewa, your position is in safe hands with this man. READ MORE FROM THE WORLD OF DREAM TEAM: Robin van Persie was the least fortunate striker of the Premier League era Man City’s pursuit of Saul Niguez is another step towards left-footed nirvana Javi Gracia is following in the footsteps of Graham Taylor to end Watford’s managerial merry-go-round View this post on Instagram 117th in the world lads, 117th. A post shared by Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) on Mar 22, 2019 at 3:31am PDT
22 Mar 19
Sidefootvolley

Leon Goretzka’s equaliser ensured Germany avoid defeat in their first game of 2019. It was all change at the Volkswagen area in Wolfsburg, as a youthful Germany side took to the pitch for the first time since their Nations league relegation and woeful World Cup. Joachim Löw has made some major changes in a bid […]

22 Mar 19
Abunationlivenews sport.com

The current president of Santos spoke about Neymar and Rodrygo along with the expectation that awaits him in Madrid when he arrives in the summer. José Carlos Peres, the man in charge of the deal that sent Rodrygo to Real Madrid spoke to As about Neymar, the next Brazilian talent and other matters involving Santos. The […]

22 Mar 19
Metro
The Belgian shot-stopper has endured a difficult season for club and country (Picture: Getty) Thibaut Courtois has hit back at his critics after making another mistake in Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Russia and insists he remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The 26-year-old has endured a difficult campaign, making a number of errors since joining Real Madrid and immediately losing his place between the sticks to Keylor Navas in Zinedine Zidane’s first match back in charge. Things didn’t improve while playing for the Belgium national team, gifting Denis Cheryshev an equaliser on Thursday night, though a brace from Eden Hazard spared his blushes. Courtois kicked the ball straight to Cheryshev who passed into an empty net (Picture: Getty) But Courtois has played down the error, even claiming the press in Spain are out to ‘kill’ him, and insists it will not affect him in the slightest. ‘I still consider myself one of the best goalkeepers, even though the Spanish press wants to kill me,’ he told reporters. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘I feel very strong, I’m calm because I train well and play well.’ On the mistake, he continued: ‘[Artem] Dzyuba nudges me and I ran out of strength to clear the ball. Hazard scored twice after Courtois’ error to secure a 3-1 win for Belgium (Picture: Getty) ‘It was a little mistake, but that’s the goalkeeper’s life. Despite that, afterwards I kept calm and played my game.’ Of the mistake, teammate Hazard quipped: ‘Thibaut watches a lot of videos of my actions and then he tries to copy me. The problem is: he is much taller than me, so it isn’t that easy!’ [metro-tag-post-strip]
22 Mar 19
Abunationlivenews sport.com

While it may have been Eden Hazard who scored the two goals to ensure Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign started successfully on Thursday night, his younger brother Thorgan also caught the eye. Playing on the left side of the midfield, Thorgan once again illustrated that the gulf between himself and his more illustrious sibling has […]

22 Mar 19
Abunationlivenews sport.com

The Real Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper says he considers himself one of the best in the world despite howler against Russia in Euro 2020 qualifier. Thibaut Courtois says he considers himself one of the best players in the world despite committing a howler against Russia that let them equalise through Denis Cheryshev even though Belgium […]

22 Mar 19
High Velocity Sport

Man City vs Liverpool: Wayne Rooney on who he wants to win the league https://ift.tt/2FtU4LN The title race heats up With the 2018/19 campaign drawing to a close the title race is still extremely tight. At one point in the season, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side held a seven-point lead over Manchester City. However, after a […]

22 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
AND so the latest state of play at Chelsea is as follows. Eden Hazard is off to Real Madrid, Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to go to Bayern Munich and many other talented kids are restless. Roman Abramovich has vanished from sight, Maurizio Sarri is clinging on for dear life and the football is tedious. The atmosphere is fractious, the new stadium has been shelved and a FIFA transfer ban is coming. Apart from that, though, everything is hunky-dory. It must feel difficult for Chelsea supporters to look ahead just now – especially when, under Sarri, their midfield rarely even passes the ball forward. Yet there is cause for optimism at Stamford Bridge, in both the short and long term. A return to Champions League football. Youth finally getting the chance to blossom. And the prospect of a takeover from a petrochemicals billionaire twice as wealthy as Abramovich. [bc_video video_id=”6015768634001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meet Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the potential new Chelsea FC owner who grew up on a council estate, owns two yachts and is worth £21bn”] BRITISH BOOM Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s wealthiest man with a fortune of £21billion, would need to spend around 10 per cent of that stash to persuade Abramovich to part with Chelsea. Having already bought the Team Sky cycling team, Ratcliffe is not averse to taking over a crisis-ridden sporting operation – and he is absolutely stinking rich. After 16 years at the helm, these feel like the end of days for the Abramovich regime. It’s been some journey – 15 major trophies, 11 managers and an extraordinary ability to veer from glory to crisis and back again. But since experiencing visa problems last year, Abramovich has become an absentee landlord and has abandoned his plans to build a new stadium on the Stamford Bridge site. There is an increasing belief that the Russian selling up might now be in the club’s best interests. And especially to a man as wealthy as Ratcliffe, a Chelsea season-ticket holder who grew up supporting Manchester United. Forbes’ list of the top 20 richest sports team owners Rich men, of course, can change their support for football clubs in a way working-class blokes would never get away with. But should he end up persuading Abramovich to sell, Ratcliffe would surely look to revive plans for the Stamford Bridge rebuild, knowing the current stadium is becoming decrepit. In the shorter term, Sarri – though clearly a dead man smoking – has just about earned the right to stay in post until the end of the season. And despite the frustrations of his turgid Sarri-ball, there is still much to play for – with two routes to Champions League qualification open. A kindly quarter-final draw against Slavia Prague keeps the Blues dreaming of Baku, the Azerbaijani capital which rarely gets fantasized about but which will play host to the Europa League Final in May. And while Chelsea’s Premier League away form has been laughably bad – four defeats out of five, with 15 goals shipped since the turn of the year – Sarri’s men remain only three points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal. Maurizio Sarri could end his Chelsea misery by returning to Italy in a move that would suit both parties SARRI’S DEMISE Sarri is being linked with a move back to Italy with Roma – and that scenario could suit both sides. Chelsea are still trying to settle their acrimonious split with title-winning Antonio Conte and so they’ll be keen to avoid another divorce deal with Sarri. Having said that, the 60-year-old tactics wonk has already hinted that he’s eyeing a major pay-off – saying that he didn’t fear for his future now like he did when managing in the Italian lower leagues, earning peanuts. However he takes his leave, Sarri will not be sorely missed by players or supporters. And the next manager will inherit an unusual situation if Chelsea are unable to earn at least a stay of execution on their transfer ban, imposed for breaching rules on the signing of foreign Under-18 players. With Zinedine Zidane re-installed at Real Madrid, Hazard’s move to the Bernabeu looks more likely than ever – and the Belgian will go with the blessing of most, after seven years of sterling service. GIVE THE KIDS A CHANCE So it is to be hoped that Sarri’s successor is a manager keen to promote the ample young talent within Chelsea’s vast squad. Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have all won senior England call-ups without getting a decent run in the Chelsea side – and there are several more in the Blues’ army of loan players worthy of a chance. Many Chelsea supporters would actually welcome a transfer ban, and at least one season with an emphasis on the promotion of youth, perhaps even under an English manager. Could Frank Lampard become Chelsea’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or could these be the perfect circumstances for Eddie Howe to get his deserved step up from Bournemouth to a major club? Either way, a transfer ban might be the club’s best hope of convincing Hudson-Odoi to stay rather than head to Bayern this summer. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST CHELSEA NEWS” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even by Chelsea’s standards, these are strange and uncertain times. But the genuine prospect of change at every level of the club brings hope. And, Chelsea being Chelsea, it is never likely to be dull. [bc_video video_id=”6016677240001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea line up Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Frank Lampard if they need to replace Maurizio Sarri”]
22 Mar 19
The Sun
AND so the latest state of play at Chelsea is as follows. Eden Hazard is off to Real Madrid, Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to go to Bayern Munich and many other talented kids are restless. Roman Abramovich has vanished from sight, Maurizio Sarri is clinging on for dear life and the football is tedious. The atmosphere is fractious, the new stadium has been shelved and a FIFA transfer ban is coming. Apart from that, though, everything is hunky-dory. It must feel difficult for Chelsea supporters to look ahead just now – especially when, under Sarri, their midfield rarely even passes the ball forward. Yet there is cause for optimism at Stamford Bridge, in both the short and long term. A return to Champions League football. Youth finally getting the chance to blossom. And the prospect of a takeover from a petrochemicals billionaire twice as wealthy as Abramovich. [bc_video video_id=”6015768634001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meet Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the potential new Chelsea FC owner who grew up on a council estate, owns two yachts and is worth £21bn”] BRITISH BOOM Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s wealthiest man with a fortune of £21billion, would need to spend around 10 per cent of that stash to persuade Abramovich to part with Chelsea. Having already bought the Team Sky cycling team, Ratcliffe is not averse to taking over a crisis-ridden sporting operation – and he is absolutely stinking rich. After 16 years at the helm, these feel like the end of days for the Abramovich regime. It’s been some journey – 15 major trophies, 11 managers and an extraordinary ability to veer from glory to crisis and back again. But since experiencing visa problems last year, Abramovich has become an absentee landlord and has abandoned his plans to build a new stadium on the Stamford Bridge site. There is an increasing belief that the Russian selling up might now be in the club’s best interests. And especially to a man as wealthy as Ratcliffe, a Chelsea season-ticket holder who grew up supporting Manchester United. Forbes’ list of the top 20 richest sports team owners Rich men, of course, can change their support for football clubs in a way working-class blokes would never get away with. But should he end up persuading Abramovich to sell, Ratcliffe would surely look to revive plans for the Stamford Bridge rebuild, knowing the current stadium is becoming decrepit. In the shorter term, Sarri – though clearly a dead man smoking – has just about earned the right to stay in post until the end of the season. And despite the frustrations of his turgid Sarri-ball, there is still much to play for – with two routes to Champions League qualification open. A kindly quarter-final draw against Slavia Prague keeps the Blues dreaming of Baku, the Azerbaijani capital which rarely gets fantasized about but which will play host to the Europa League Final in May. And while Chelsea’s Premier League away form has been laughably bad – four defeats out of five, with 15 goals shipped since the turn of the year – Sarri’s men remain only three points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal. Maurizio Sarri could end his Chelsea misery by returning to Italy in a move that would suit both parties SARRI’S DEMISE Sarri is being linked with a move back to Italy with Roma – and that scenario could suit both sides. Chelsea are still trying to settle their acrimonious split with title-winning Antonio Conte and so they’ll be keen to avoid another divorce deal with Sarri. Having said that, the 60-year-old tactics wonk has already hinted that he’s eyeing a major pay-off – saying that he didn’t fear for his future now like he did when managing in the Italian lower leagues, earning peanuts. However he takes his leave, Sarri will not be sorely missed by players or supporters. And the next manager will inherit an unusual situation if Chelsea are unable to earn at least a stay of execution on their transfer ban, imposed for breaching rules on the signing of foreign Under-18 players. With Zinedine Zidane re-installed at Real Madrid, Hazard’s move to the Bernabeu looks more likely than ever – and the Belgian will go with the blessing of most, after seven years of sterling service. GIVE THE KIDS A CHANCE So it is to be hoped that Sarri’s successor is a manager keen to promote the ample young talent within Chelsea’s vast squad. Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have all won senior England call-ups without getting a decent run in the Chelsea side – and there are several more in the Blues’ army of loan players worthy of a chance. Many Chelsea supporters would actually welcome a transfer ban, and at least one season with an emphasis on the promotion of youth, perhaps even under an English manager. Could Frank Lampard become Chelsea’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or could these be the perfect circumstances for Eddie Howe to get his deserved step up from Bournemouth to a major club? Either way, a transfer ban might be the club’s best hope of convincing Hudson-Odoi to stay rather than head to Bayern this summer. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST CHELSEA NEWS” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even by Chelsea’s standards, these are strange and uncertain times. But the genuine prospect of change at every level of the club brings hope. And, Chelsea being Chelsea, it is never likely to be dull. [bc_video video_id=”6016677240001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea line up Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Frank Lampard if they need to replace Maurizio Sarri”]
22 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
AND so the latest state of play at Chelsea is as follows. Eden Hazard is off to Real Madrid, Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to go to Bayern Munich and many other talented kids are restless. Roman Abramovich has vanished from sight, Maurizio Sarri is clinging on for dear life and the football is tedious. The atmosphere is fractious, the new stadium has been shelved and a FIFA transfer ban is coming. Apart from that, though, everything is hunky-dory. It must feel difficult for Chelsea supporters to look ahead just now – especially when, under Sarri, their midfield rarely even passes the ball forward. Yet there is cause for optimism at Stamford Bridge, in both the short and long term. A return to Champions League football. Youth finally getting the chance to blossom. And the prospect of a takeover from a petrochemicals billionaire twice as wealthy as Abramovich. [bc_video video_id=”6015768634001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meet Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the potential new Chelsea FC owner who grew up on a council estate, owns two yachts and is worth £21bn”] BRITISH BOOM Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s wealthiest man with a fortune of £21billion, would need to spend around 10 per cent of that stash to persuade Abramovich to part with Chelsea. Having already bought the Team Sky cycling team, Ratcliffe is not averse to taking over a crisis-ridden sporting operation – and he is absolutely stinking rich. After 16 years at the helm, these feel like the end of days for the Abramovich regime. It’s been some journey – 15 major trophies, 11 managers and an extraordinary ability to veer from glory to crisis and back again. But since experiencing visa problems last year, Abramovich has become an absentee landlord and has abandoned his plans to build a new stadium on the Stamford Bridge site. There is an increasing belief that the Russian selling up might now be in the club’s best interests. And especially to a man as wealthy as Ratcliffe, a Chelsea season-ticket holder who grew up supporting Manchester United. Forbes’ list of the top 20 richest sports team owners Rich men, of course, can change their support for football clubs in a way working-class blokes would never get away with. But should he end up persuading Abramovich to sell, Ratcliffe would surely look to revive plans for the Stamford Bridge rebuild, knowing the current stadium is becoming decrepit. In the shorter term, Sarri – though clearly a dead man smoking – has just about earned the right to stay in post until the end of the season. And despite the frustrations of his turgid Sarri-ball, there is still much to play for – with two routes to Champions League qualification open. A kindly quarter-final draw against Slavia Prague keeps the Blues dreaming of Baku, the Azerbaijani capital which rarely gets fantasized about but which will play host to the Europa League Final in May. And while Chelsea’s Premier League away form has been laughably bad – four defeats out of five, with 15 goals shipped since the turn of the year – Sarri’s men remain only three points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal. Maurizio Sarri could end his Chelsea misery by returning to Italy in a move that would suit both parties SARRI’S DEMISE Sarri is being linked with a move back to Italy with Roma – and that scenario could suit both sides. Chelsea are still trying to settle their acrimonious split with title-winning Antonio Conte and so they’ll be keen to avoid another divorce deal with Sarri. Having said that, the 60-year-old tactics wonk has already hinted that he’s eyeing a major pay-off – saying that he didn’t fear for his future now like he did when managing in the Italian lower leagues, earning peanuts. However he takes his leave, Sarri will not be sorely missed by players or supporters. And the next manager will inherit an unusual situation if Chelsea are unable to earn at least a stay of execution on their transfer ban, imposed for breaching rules on the signing of foreign Under-18 players. With Zinedine Zidane re-installed at Real Madrid, Hazard’s move to the Bernabeu looks more likely than ever – and the Belgian will go with the blessing of most, after seven years of sterling service. GIVE THE KIDS A CHANCE So it is to be hoped that Sarri’s successor is a manager keen to promote the ample young talent within Chelsea’s vast squad. Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have all won senior England call-ups without getting a decent run in the Chelsea side – and there are several more in the Blues’ army of loan players worthy of a chance. Many Chelsea supporters would actually welcome a transfer ban, and at least one season with an emphasis on the promotion of youth, perhaps even under an English manager. Could Frank Lampard become Chelsea’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or could these be the perfect circumstances for Eddie Howe to get his deserved step up from Bournemouth to a major club? Either way, a transfer ban might be the club’s best hope of convincing Hudson-Odoi to stay rather than head to Bayern this summer. [article-rail-topic title=”LATEST CHELSEA NEWS” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even by Chelsea’s standards, these are strange and uncertain times. But the genuine prospect of change at every level of the club brings hope. And, Chelsea being Chelsea, it is never likely to be dull. [bc_video video_id=”6016677240001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea line up Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Frank Lampard if they need to replace Maurizio Sarri”]