first_imgMcKinzie works 5 furlongs (Baffert) 4-19-19Bellafina likely Kentucky Oaks favorite works 4 furlongs (Callaghan) 4-19-19Quick Questions with jockey  Aaron GryderWeekend Watch:  Weekend Action at Santa Anita Park StartingA Day in the Life: with Equine Therapist  Tyler Cerin at Santa Anita ParkSejo worked 4 furlongs (Sadler) 4-19-19Dr. Dorr (Outside) &  Show Me Da Lute work 4 furlongs (Baffert) 4-15-19 Zatter (Outside) &  Hot Sean work 4 furlongs (Baffert) 4-14-19FINISH LINES: When odds-on favorite Sturdy One rolled to a 4 ½-length victory in Friday’s second race, it marked the sixth straight winner for owners John Andersen and Jason Bailey, who campaign as Vindicate Racing. Trainer Andrew Lerner lost the seven-year-old chestnut daughter of Langfuhr via claim for $12,500 to Jerry Hollendorfer . . . Jockeys Flavien Prat and Brice Blanc have stakes engagements Saturday at Golden Gate Fields . . . Santa Anita offers four Easter Sunday Brunch packages on, while kids at The Great Race Place Sunday can revel in a fun-filled afternoon hunting 33,000 eggs in the Infield during the races. LA FORCE WORKS FOR THE GRADE II SANTA MARGARITA Roadster works 6 furlongs (Baffert) 4-20-19Game Winner (Outside) works 5 furlongs (Baffert) 4-20-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs (Sherriffs) 4-20-19Pee Wee Reese (Outside) &  Kenjisstorm work 5 furlongs (D’Amato)River Boyne worked 5 furlongs (Mullins)  SANTA ANITA PURSES INCREASED $10,000 ON NON-STAKES BAFFERT ‘REALLY HAPPY’ WITH DERBY CONTENDERSTwo members of Bob Baffert’s Triple Crown Trifecta, Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster and champion Game Winner, each worked this morning for the 145th Kentucky Derby on May 4.Roadster worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:13.60, while Game Winner went five furlongs in 1:00.80. Jockey Martin Garcia was aboard for both drills.“I’m really happy with them,” Baffert said with enthusiasm. “There’s always a lot of anxiety this time of year getting ready for the Derby, but so far, so good.”Baffert is seeking his sixth triumph in the Run for the Roses. In addition to Roadster and Game Winner, he also has Improbable poised to run in the first jewel of the Triple Crown, which he captured twice in the last three years, with American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify last year.Toss in favored Omaha Beach trained by Richard Mandella, and this year’s top four Kentucky Derby choices are based at Santa Anita, which was the home of four of the last seven winners–Nyquist, 2012; American Pharoah, 2015; I’ll Have Another, 2016; and Justify, 2018.LA FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH IN SANTA MARGARITA?La Force, who has faced the “nuts” in five of her last six races, all of them Grade Ievents, moves down a peg Saturday in the Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and an eighth on the main track.One of the infrequent German-bred horses to campaign in California, La Force worked five furlongs this morning in 1:01.60.“She seems happy and well,” trainer Paddy Gallagher said. “She needs to be.”Run as a Grade I race until this year, the Santa Margarita still smacks of that status in 2019, with the likes of Just a Smidge, Lemoona, Paradise Woods, Starr of Quality and Withholding Info likely to run this time around.Owned by Roberta and Ward Williford and California Horse Racing Board Chairman Chuck Winner, La Force is coming out of four straight Grade I races: the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the Zenyatta, the Clement L. Hirsch and the Beholder Mile, having finished second in the latter two events.A five-year-old daughter of Power, she was fourth in the Santa Margarita in March 2017 and has earned $390,800 thanks to a 2-7-4 record from 23 starts, 20 of them in the U.S.GIFT BOX IN FLUID BREEZE FOR GOLD CUPSanta Anita Handicap winner Gift Box worked four furlongs early Saturday for John Sadler under assistant trainer Juan Leyva in 49.60 for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.“It was a gorgeous work this morning, really smooth,” Sadler said. “We’re a ways out from the Gold Cup but he looks perfect. It was about a 10 work, not because of the time, but just how he did it, very fluid, nice and relaxed. We were all smiles afterwards.”As for the three-year-old Nolo Contesto, who had been a Triple Crown hopeful early on, Sadler said, “we’re looking at everything; we haven’t made a plan yet, so it’s to be determined. He could go in the Affirmed Stakes here on June 16, he could go in the Pat Day Mile on May 4.“He could also sit around and see how the Derby plays out, so we have several options, including none winners of one. We’ll breeze him next week, then start focusing on something.”PURSES RAISED BY $10,000 ON EVERY NON-STAKES RACE AT SANTA ANITASanta Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California have announced a significant purse increase for all on non-stakes races through the next six weeks. The purse for each non-stakes race will be increased by $10,000. The increase will go into effect Friday, April 26 through June 2. The program will be evaluated for the remaining three weeks of the spring meet, which extends through June 23.“We know the last few months have been tough on everyone especially our horsemen and owners, so working with the TOC we came up with an aggressive plan to boost all non-stakes purses for the next six weeks,” said Tim Ritvo, COO of The Stronach Group. “This has also been difficult on our customers, and we are working hard to improve the product to thank them for their continued support.”“It’s important to all of California horsemen for Santa Anita to (finish) this meet on a strong note,” added TOC Chairman Nick Alexander. “We appreciate the purse supplements to be funded directly by The Stronach Group and welcome the opportunity to match those funds from the TOC purse account. This will result in over $1 million of additional purse money for horsemen at Santa Anita in the next six weeks. Our hope is this is the first step in returning to the traditional four-day-a-week racing program at Santa Anita for our horsemen and fans.”In addition to being the Southern California home to celebrate the Triple Crown races, the later part of Santa Anita’s spring meet is anchored by two big racing events: Memorial Day weekend featuring eight stakes races and closing weekend featuring seven stakes.MORA CELEBRATING 42 YEARS IN SO CAL RACING INDUSTRYWith fifteen dollars in his pocket and not much else, 18-year-old Leandro Mora spoke no English and possessed few marketable skills when he arrived at the Santa Anita barn of trainer Gary Jones in March, 1977. Jones, who would eventually earn induction into racing’s Hall of Fame, gave Mora his first shot at attaining the American Dream, some 1,630 miles north of his native home in the state of Colima, Mexico.“When I first came here, all I knew was that I wanted to try to get a job with the horses,” said Mora, 60, from Clockers’ Corner on Friday morning. “At that time, everybody wanted to work for Gary Jones because he had good horses and he won a lot of races. A friend of mine had a brother-in-law that worked there, so that’s how I got in. There was very little turnover, so there were no jobs available as a groom. So, I went to work walking hots and I just tried to learn as much as I could.“I worked for Gary for about seven or eight months and then I went to work for David Bernstein, which was a good opportunity for me. By this time, I was grooming horses and I learned a lot because we had quite a few cheaper horses. The most expensive horse we had at first was a $25,000 claimer and the rest were basically 10 or twelve-five (thousand dollar) horses. That experience taught me a lot about how to care for their legs and things like that.“I was very fortunate, because David knew how badly I wanted to learn English and he helped me. I did everything I could to learn it. I went to the adult education program at Monrovia High School for three months and I watched cartoons. I watched shows like I Love Lucy, The Young and the Restless, The Rifleman, Dukes of Hazard and I listened to the radio. Eventually, I started to pick it up and I was speaking pretty good English.”Five years after being hired by Bernstein, Mora found himself on the road.“I like to travel and Dave knew it,” said Mora. “He had picked up a big owner, named Paul Lerner. Dave went to some sales and bought some nice horses for him and in the summer of 1983, he sent me to Louisiana Downs in Shreveport, with five horses, all owned by the same guy. Being on my own, away from our barn in California, taught me a lot and made me better.”Following an eight-year run with Bernstein, Mora was hired by John Sadler, but lasted only three months.“John had a good barn and he treated me very well, but it didn’t work out. He had guys that had been working for him a long time and I guess you could say it just wasn’t a good fit for me, but it ended up being a blessing.”Hired on Dec. 24, 1986 by trainer Brian Mayberry, Mora would soon become an integral part of one of America’s most successful operations, one that developed top two-year-olds at an astonishingly successful rate.“I was ready to go to work, but Brian told me ‘Take Christmas Day off and you’ll start on opening day at Santa Anita.’ Brian and (his wife) Jeannie were family to me and not just with the horses, but life. They became like my adopted parents. I learned so much from them. They would never to go to two-year-old in training sales, they would go to yearling sales and look at 300 to 400 horses and buy maybe just two or three.“These horses got sent to a friend of theirs, Clyde Rice, in Ocala and then we would get 18 to 20 two-year-olds in March and April at Hollywood Park.  The Siegels (Jan, Mace & Samantha) owned most of our horses and Martin Pedroza won a ton of maiden races for us. I remember we won the Hollywood Juvenile two years in a row with Eddie Delahoussaye (1994, Altazaar and 1993, Ramblin Guy) and he also won the (1994) Kentucky Oaks with Sardula. It was pretty amazing, but we also won five Landaluces with 2-year-old fillies.”Mora ended a nearly 12-year run with the Mayberry family shortly after Brian succumbed to lung cancer on July 20, 1998. Following a 2 ½ year stint with trainer Tim Pinfield, Mora joined Doug O’Neill in 2001 and they were soon on their way to becoming a national juggernaut.“Doug and I hit it off right away,” he said. “Doug is a guy, if you know him, you can’t leave him. He truly appreciates what everyone does and he thanks them all. We think alike. If you have a good, happy worker, he’s going to give 100 percent to his stable.”In a relationship that now spans 18 years, Mora, as O’Neill’s chief assistant, has been a key factor in taking a number of training titles at all Southern California tracks along with tasting victory in a multitude of stakes, including the 2012 Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another, 2016 Derby with Nyquist, and five Breeders’ Cup wins spanning from 2005 through 2015.“When people ask me about the horses, I tell them they are everything. I love history and I’ve read a lot about the U.S. Cavalry and how they treated their horses. In those days, the horses got fed, watered and bedded down before the men did. Without the horse, they had nothing and that’s exactly the way it is here at the racetrack. We don’t exist here without our horses. We love them and we give them the absolute best care.“Every day on the racetrack with your horses is a fresh, new day. Every day is different.  The best achievement is winning a race, any race and knowing that you helped him win.”Although currently separated from his wife, who is the mother of their children, Roberto Carlos, 28 and Andrew Andreas, 25, Mora recently bought a home in nearby Glendora and is quick to acknowledge opportunities that have come his way since immigrating as a teenager.“My family has been so fortunate and we are very, very thankful to Santa Anita and the racing industry for providing the medical clinics that they have here. My wife and kids are still covered for everything and we also have been able to receive quite a bit of money for our retirement, thanks to a foundation that was set up many years ago.“I knew there were opportunities here in the U.S.A. that didn’t exist anywhere else. No other country in the world offers everyone, any race, color, the way of life we have here. As long as a person is intelligent, ready to work and is always in the process of learning and getting better, there are so many opportunities. A good listener never fails.”Here’s hoping Leandro Mora’s story is indeed heard, far and wide.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: GIFT BOX IN ‘GORGEOUS’ MOVE FOR GRADE I GOLD CUP TOP O’NEILL AIDE MORA IS LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM ROADSTER, GAME WINNER PREP FOR KENTUCKY DERBYlast_img read more


first_imgENGLISH-BRED SIMPLY BREATHLESS RALLIES TO IMPRESSIVE 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES AS PRAT & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:35.50 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–Under a tremendous ride from Flavien Prat, English-bred Simply Breathless saved ground early en route to an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Simply Breathless, who came off an impressive minor stakes win at Golden Gate Fields in her U.S. debut April 27, got a flat mile on grass in 1:35.50.Unhurried early, Simply Breathless hugged the rail while seventh in a field of 10 sophomore fillies heading into the Club House turn and remained at the fence until the top of the lane, where she wheeled four-deep and put up a stirring rally to win with her ears pricked.“She’s a very talented filly, she was the right horse to beat today,” said Prat, who also rode her to victory in the Golden Poppy Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Golden Gate.  “She traveled well the whole race. We had to be patient around the turn, but once she out clear, she gave us a good kick.“Since it rained rained here the past few days, it helped make the track softer so it was good for her running on a familiar surface. She probably won’t mind going a (longer) distance.”Off at 5-1, Simply Breathless paid $12.20, $5.40 and $3.80.Owned by Cloros Bloodstock, Simply Breathless, who was making her first graded or group appearance, improved her overall mark to 15-6-2-4. The winner’s share of $60,000, put her earnings at $161,963.“She’s by a horse named Bated Breath, who’s becoming a hot sire in England,” said Drysdale. “He had another winner today at Ascot and he’s had three over there this week. I think she ran better today than she did up at Golden Gate. She’s getting the hang of it…On to Del Mar.”The second choice at 5-2, Ollie’s Candy was second behind pacesetter Ippodamia’s Girl turning for home, but proved second best, finishing a neck in front of favored Storm the Hill while paying $4.60 and $3.20.Off at 5-2 with Rafael Bejarano, Storm the Hill finished a head in front of Ippodamia’s Girl and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.30, 46.56, 1:10.59 and 1:23.18.last_img read more


first_imgSPEEDY LEUCOTHEA ALL BUSINESS AS SHE REGISTERS 8 ½ LENGTH ROMP IN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES; CEDILLO & MILLER TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:10.81ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2019)–With a return to sprinting and a clean break, Leucothea rocketed from the starting gate and went on to a dominating 8 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Peter Miller, the chestnut filly by Midshipman got six furlongs in 1:10.81.A 14 ½ length maiden $62,500 claiming winner going seven furlongs two starts back on Aug. 31 at Del Mar, Leucothea bobbled leaving the gate in the Grade I Chandelier Stakes here on Sept. 27, unseating Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Reunited with Cedillo, who was aboard for the maiden tally, she went to the front and never looked back.“When this filly broke her maiden, she made the lead very easy,” said Cedillo. “She doesn’t like you to take any hold of her, you just have to leave her alone and she does her job.”Off at 2-1 in a field of six juvenile fillies, Leucothea paid $6.20, $3.00 and $2.40.Owned by Altamira Racing Stable, SoCal Seven Racing and Brian McGoldrick, Leucothea, who was bred in Kentucky and is out of the Southern Halo mare Any for Love, was purchased as a Keeneland September yearling for $40,000.With the winner’s share of $46,800, Leucothea now has earnings of $67,682.  In picking up her first stakes win, she now has two wins from five starts.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Shedaresthedevil bobbled at the break, was shuffled back at the rail in the early running and ran on to finish second, 2 ¾ lengths in front of Éclair.  Off as the even money favorite, Shedaresthedevil paid $2.60 and $2.10.Ridden by Evin Roman, Éclair was easily third, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Buyer’s Remorse. Dispatched at 7-1, Éclair paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race, all set by the winner, were 21.87, 44.81 and 57.37.last_img read more

Dele Alli laughed at Jose’s ‘brother’ dig… now wants to prove he’s real deal

first_imgJose Mourinho says he is not thinking of Champions League glory yet AT least Dele Alli admired the honesty.In Jose Mourinho’s first conversation with his talented midfielder, he asked whether he was “working with Dele, or Dele’s brother”.6 Jose Mourinho plays close attention to Dele Alli as he takes trainingCredit: AP:Associated Press6 Mourinho and Harry Kane enjoy a giggle during drillsCredit: EPAAt the London Stadium on Saturday, the Special One got the answer.Dele, speaking ahead of their Champions League group game with Olympiakos, said: “To have it honestly said to my face was nice – because a lot of people would prefer to say it behind my back.“It was actually the first thing he said to me. It was funny, I thought, I laughed.“But we’ve had a few conversations now. That was one of them. There have been a few more as well.“I’m hoping I can show him who I am.”The criticism has hurt Dele, with plenty of ex-pros piling in to him after a difficult start to the season.He was not alone.Before Daniel Levy opted to make the change last week, Mauricio Pochettino tried to woo these boys and get them back on side.Nothing seemed to work.Life moves on very quickly for footballers at this level, but the guilt has kicked in over Pochettino’s dismissal.6 Jose Mourinho will take charge of Spurs for the first time at Tottenham StadiumCredit: PA:Press Association6Dele, 23, added: “Poch has helped me through a lot – I’ve seen him more than I see my own family in the last five years, so it was very tough.“He is someone I’m going to stay in contact with. It will be different because he’s not the manager but he’s an amazing person and helped me so much throughout my career – not just in football but in life as well.“When it first happened you just blame yourself – you are sad and don’t look at the big picture. We have had some amazing journeys together.“We have achieved a lot in terms of where we have come from. We are thankful to them, you can’t help but feel you are a bit to blame. I gave 110 per cent and sometimes it does not work out. The chairman made his decision.“Now as players we have a new manager. We owe the club a lot and we have to start winning games again.”They got off to a flyer on Saturday at West Ham, but they are back in front of their own fans this evening.Spurs fans were singing his name at the London Stadium after the Special One opened up with a 3-2 win.White Hart Lane will stand to their feet for him this evening, but he is already joking about his unbeaten record at their new stadium.6 Dele Alli only had positive words to say about former manager Mauricio PochettinoCredit: ReutersHe coached an Inter Legends team to a 5-4 win over ex-Spurs stars in March at one of the test events before the stadium got the go ahead to open.Mourinho said: “I have a good record in that stadium: one match, one victory with Inter Legends, where we had so much fun.“Seriously, I am not nervous, I am never nervous, I always feel just a little desire that the match should be now.“It was good to start with a win in the last match, but if you can start at home with a win that is also important.“In the first match of my career as a head coach I lost and I couldn’t imagine in that moment my career would bring as much success, the two seasons where I won the treble, with Porto and Inter, I started with a draw, so two bad results and we won everything.“Our stadium is the best stadium, probably other stadiums will have 10,000 more spectators, but this is the best stadium in the world.“I don’t want to say the best fans in the world because people will immediately say that ‘Oh, he is saying that because he wants the Tottenham fans to love him immediately’, so I am not going to say that.“But we have very strong fans, with great mentality, great support, they go to football matches and they try to enjoy like they did against West Ham.6“We are going to try and have a good result and qualify.“Part of our vision for the club, part of the club culture, that is what we always try to do.“We try to win, we try to play well, try to play good football, attacking like we did the other day, so many chances to score. That is what we are going to do.“Let’s see if Olympiakos are good guys and let us do that.”“To win the Champions League would not be miracle, but it is very difficult.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“There are clubs with different potential, experience and know-how.“But with these boys, I will never be afraid of any Champions League match that comes into our faces.”After his chat with Dele, you just know the Special One is not afraid to tell them that.last_img read more

FIFA deputy secretary general for “breaches” in contract

first_imgThe German-Swiss official, a former basketball player, has been acting secretary general since Jérôme Valcke was handed a 12-year ban from all footballing activity. “Markus Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately,” a short statement confirmed this evening.”FIFA’s internal investigation uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contract.”FIFA will not comment further on any of the details, but will continue its cooperation with the relevant authorities.Kattner joined FIFA in 2003 as director of finance and has served in the deputy secretary general position since 2007.Few details have emerged so far as to exactly what he did, but it is thought there was a clause in his contract awarding himself large bonus payments.It is thought the issue has only come to light in the last few days. The incident is thus not directly connected to the wider corruption allegations centred around payments supposedly made by Valcke and former President Sepp Blatter.But it is a further indication of the rotten culture at the heart of the body.It comes after Senegal’s Fatma Samoura was named as new secretary general at FIFA’s Congress in Mexico City earlier this month.last_img read more

Supper-conjuration of the template promoted by Setién himself

first_imgNevertheless, the arrival of Setién has served to boost this type of initiatives, which are always well received among the players.It is evident that the arrival of the Cantabrian coach is beginning to revolutionize the work routine I was wearing the team so far. To get started, eliminated the rest day the team had on Wednesday, also put a double session the day before, organizes a dinner on Thursday, puts the Friday afternoon training so that players can extend the night a bit, on Saturday the team will train in the morning but without knowing the list of summoned, since the same day of the match a session is called at 12 o’clock and subsequent call. There is no doubt that Quique Setién has arrived with the intention of putting his seal to the team as soon as possible. In fact, since last September that the staff did not call a dinner, since the traditional Christmas could not be celebrated because of the tight calendar during those weeks and the lack of lace to organize such a party. The staff of FC Barcelona took advantage of this Friday they exercise in the afternoon to make an exit and meet all under the table and tablecloth of a well-known restaurant in the upper area of ​​Barcelona, ​​as advanced TV3. The dinner was sponsored by the coach himself, Quique Setién, which considers this type of key initiatives for the group to continue strengthening its links and function as a pineapple.last_img read more

1×1 Madrid: Vinicius changes the derby, Benzema decides

first_imgCourtois It is the Courtois del Atleti, but in Madrid. He has sent to the past the debate in the goal with performances like this one from the derby, saving 0-1 in the 18 ’to Vitolo. Go out and send up as if you were surrounded by small children. A fact stands out in its service sheet: 14 doors to zero, including those of Sevilla, Valencia, Barça and Atleti, in 26 games.Carvajal Canterano de crib, feel these meetings in a special way that connects with the Bernabéu. Strong in defense, he also worried a lot about climbing.Varane A pediment overlooked, acted as a watchman and nothing escaped him. It continues to grow in construction.Bouquets It was the Ramos that grows in the big dates. He started very much at 9 because Atleti inspired him in the rival goal, although his two Kroos pass shots were somewhat flawed. The leader of the leader.Mendy The Rock rises so much that sooner or later it can be decisive. He was seen in the 1-0, in which he served Benzema on the plate.Fede Valverde. More liberated than in La Romareda by Casemiro’s presence, he again broke lines with an insulting ease and covered the field as if he only played. His enormous display earned him the cry of the Bernabéu. In the first half he played the extreme and even the right side. In a zambombazo in 47 ’he ran into Oblak. Modric He is already 34 years old, but it does not seem so. Zidane has succeeded in managing her minutes so she can continue to take her talent for a walk and know how to be on important dates. He was the first to test Oblak, after a progression in the first period discount. In 75 ‘he fired deflected from the front.Casemiro When the reader goes through this text, Casemiro will continue running and solving problems. He was the owner and lord of the center of the field. He was able to penalize Morata, but found the referee as an ally.Kroos (changed to rest). He picked up very well in the last meters and gave fluidity to the circulation, but Zidane sacrificed him to seek greater depth.Isco (changed to rest). Zidane did not play this time with the Malaga player, the ace in the sleeve that is usually saved. ‘Magic’ just left Marcos Llorente a beautiful dance in 34. ’Benzema The 9 minus 9 in the world opened the scoring with a goal of 9, breaking a boring 265-minute run without goals in the derbies. And there are already 18 goals.They also played.Lucas Vázquez (entered after the break). Zizou’s pylon hammer, in his field and in Atlético, was elementary to tip the scales in favor of Madrid. Lodi, who until his appearance had had a quiet afternoon, suffered with his onslaught.Vinicius (entered after the break). It is the plunger of Madrid, of holder as in La Romareda or substitute as in the derby. A pass from outside, after holding the ball as necessary, began to tear down the wall of Atletico in the 1-0 play. He changed the mood of the team and the fans: that if a spectacular control, that if a heel pass that paid with a parson of Vrsaljko (the Croatian saw the yellow one later, surpassed by the carioca), that if a left with the chest , that if an overflow with shot that broke Oblak …last_img read more

Oscar dares to challenge Messi

first_imgAs the inventor of folha-seca “He has a hit suigéneris. It is a ball that moves little. Up and down. I would lie if I told you that the paste like Didí … investigates the folha-seca … “, Aguirre replied to questions from journalists about what he thinks of his player’s punch. The reference to Didí are major words. The Brazilian, who died in 2001, was world champion in 58 and 62 and was, at the time, one of the best rights on the planet. He went through Real Madrid and is part of the International Football Hall of Champions, FIFA’s hall of fame. He is also considered the inventor of the beating that Oscar executed, the folha-seca. “It has entered perfect. I can not complain. I was convinced”, toned in mixed zone yesterday Oscar himself, who, rogue, revealed that his hit had a slight trick. Before throwing, he moved the ball back a little so that the ball could catch more travel in the fall. “I have seen that the barrier was a little close and I threw it back. And the ball has entered well ”he confessed. Real’s goal was the fifth that marks this season (whenever he scores, the Lega scores) and the ninth since he is a Leganés player. Coincidentally, none of those who won last season were a direct foul, one of the luck he was already driving in his time at Real Madrid and which has taken a long time to look for Butarque, although, now that he has done so, he shows it easily. So much that he even dares to challenge Leo Messi. Because with the goal (goal) he made to Real Sociedad this Sunday, The midfielder Pepinero already has three goals of direct foul, only one less than Messi, the current leader of this classification in the overall championship. He struggles in terms of figures that could well be also in terms of the beauty of the many. Oscar dominates the art of folha-seca, that dry beat that takes height to, seconds later, descend violently as if it were magnetized by Mother Earth. That has been the formula with which this ex of Real Madrid has marked those three goals of failure that already adds this season. Goals are, in Leganés, a matter of drought. It is not that pickles have distinguished themselves since they were First for crushing rival goals. And to do it already for lack seemed almost impossible affair. The statistics supported the chimera. Until September 25, 2019, in the current season, he had only scored a bit of direct pitching. It was achieved by Gabriel Pires on September 17, 2016 against Barça (1-5). More than three years of drought that Óscar Rodríguez broke in front of Athletic. That goal at the dawn of autumn has uncovered the talent of Los Navalmorales, now launched in this fate to be able to challenge Leo Messi himself. last_img read more

Rubi makes a ‘casting’ in the quarry before the casualties up

first_imgThe casualties of Borja Iglesias by sanction, Juanmi for injury and surely Dego Lainez, who on Tuesday did not exercise after having been operated a few days ago of appendicitis, will cause Rubi to summon a boy from the branch to be part of the bench before Mallorca The Catalan coach called three attack squad players for Tuesday’s training: Raúl García de Haro, Mohamed Mizzian and Roberto González, Robert.Raul, who has scored 11 goals in the 21 Third games in which he has performed this campaign, He has already been summoned in three meetings with Rubi and came to play the last minutes in Pamplona and Villareal. Robert has not been called yet this year although he debuted last season, with Quique Setién, in Copa del Rey. It is more half-pointed than the other two but you can also play within the rival area. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 18, 2020 Mizzian, who played in the lower categories of Real Madrid and that Betis signed last summer of Melilla, He has just turned 20 and has also scored 11 goals, in his case in 23 Third games. It is a spiky ram (1.86) who, trust Heliopolis, will soon have technical skills to begin to emerge in the elite.last_img read more

Baptist: “I have to be focused from the beginning”

first_img“I actually like to play in Dubai, as a result of it is rather snug for gamers to have the lodge so shut to the match and the services are superb, additionally the coaching courts, the place we are able to be so long as we would like,” he instructed the web site of the Responsibility Free Tennis Roberto Bautista, champion in 2018, which is able to debut on Tuesday in opposition to the German Jan-Lennard Struff. “It is extremely simple to play right here, though the situations are generally a bit windy. Usually they’re good, good to get pleasure from and play good tennis,” continues the Castellón, who speaks effectively of his rival, which has been measured thrice with as many victories in two units and solely 15 misplaced video games: “He has improved quite a bit, may be very aggressive and may play very quick, whereas being strong and focused. However I’ll attempt to beat him, in fact.” Bautista, who obtained on the day of star therapy media, talked about the workforce competitions wherein he shone with Spain: “I actually loved the ATP Cup, it was an ideal begin to the season after the Davis Cup. We performed effectively, we had been very shut to profitable the title and it was superb to play as a workforce. It’s a good expertise for the followers and the atmosphere, each the Davis, the Laver and the ATP Cup. “Lastly, the quantity 12 in the world analyzed the match image and its prospects. On its method are, amongst others, Basilashvili , Tsitsipas and Fognini, earlier than a potential remaining in opposition to Djokovic, whom he beat thrice, two final 12 months. “The image in Dubai is all the time very onerous, as a result of they’re the greatest in the world. I have to be focused from day one and beat higher and higher rivals if I attain the final rounds. There’s a lot to do and I have to be cautious.”last_img read more