City winger Jesus Navas says they can hurt Barcelona with their pace

first_img The 29-year-old, who is preparing to face some of his international teammates, claims City must be smart, but that they can make life difficult for the Catalans. “We have to make good choices and be savvy. The first leg is at our place, so the key is to play a high intensity game at the Etihad and make sure the outcome is a positive result, so we head to the Camp Nou with a good chance. Manuel Pellegrini’s side meet Barça at this stage for the second consecutive year, looking to avenge their 4-1 aggregate defeat 12 months ago, but Navas claims the tie will be close this time. Manchester City winger Jesus Navas insists Barcelona are not clear favourites ahead of their Champions League last-16 first leg at the Etihad Stadium next week. Harry De Cosemo City currently sit seven points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and needed a Matchday 6 victory at Roma to confirm qualification for the Champions League knockout stages. They are looking to progress to the quarter-final stage for the first time in their history. 19/02/2015 “It’ll be very even, it’s going to be a great game to watch,” he told Marca. CET “We’re quick up top and we love counter attacks. I think that could do damage to Barça. There’s no doubt that’s bound to be one of our main weapons.” Upd. at 17:06 last_img read more



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Soriano: “Barça favourites, but Man City are here to progress”

first_img “Our players come with all the intention in the world of getting a result and progressing to the last eight.” 18/03/2015 “Barça are clearly the favourites. They won in Manchester in the first leg, are playing at home and their recent results have been good.  Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano concedes that Barcelona are the favourites for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash, but says City can progress.  “It’s a difficult game, but you can’t fear anybody in this competition,” he said. “City have experience in that [winning the league on the last day of the season twice], so we know how things can change. “In football you can’t say anything until the end of the season,” he stated.  Soriano, who previously held a similar role at Barça to the one he now occupies at City, also ruled out sacking Manuel Pellegrini.center_img “However, in the Champions League, when you have two teams as good as City and Barça, anything can happen.  As for Pellegrini, who has come under fire following several disappointing results, Soriano refused to sentence him. J.M. Bertran CET Upd. at 17:24 “We have not thrown in the towel. We are not happy, but there are a lot of games left and loads of points to play for.”last_img read more



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Manchester United maintain interest in Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak

first_img It was revealed a month ago that the Premier League side were thinking about the Slovenian goalkeeper and it now seems that they will follow up those thoughts.  11/07/2015 Oblak’s release clause of 45 million euros is unlikely to deter Louis van Gaal’s side. The Dutch coach is convinced in the potential of the young keeper, even believing he could go on to be better than De Gea.  Upd. at 14:39 Sport EN CEST According to AS, United are ready to make a big push for Oblak if, as expected, De Gea is eventually sold to Real Madrid.  Manchester United will turn to Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak in the case that David de Gea leaves the club this summer.  He would not necessarily mind paying even more than the eventual amount they receive from Madrid for De Gea.  Other options for the Red Devils include Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, but Oblak is the firm favourite.  For now, the move is on ‘stand by’ while the chain waits to tick into action, but Iker Casillas’ move to Porto could be the trigger that sets everything off.last_img read more



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Bartra’s wrist successfully operated on after Dortmund bus explosion

first_img Bartra’s father added: “We spoke after the operation. He told us he’s OK. Later the doctors explained that it was a clean break, that there was nothing inside the arm and that he’d been in hospital for a couple of days.”  CEST SPORT.es The message could not have been more calming. Reinhard Rauball, Borussia Dortmund president, confirmed on Wednesday that Marc Bartra’s wrist was successfully operated on. Upd. at 17:53 The former Barcelona player was the only Dortmund player to suffer injuries on Tuesday when an explosion went off near the bus.  RELATED STORIES He was taken to hospital but luckily he has not suffered any serious injuries.  IN SPORT.ES 12/04/2017 Bartra, operado con éxito de la muñeca derecha “We’ve been informed that everything went successfull,” he told N-TV after Dortmund’s Champions League game against Monaco was postponed due to an explosion going off near the team bus.  Explosion near Borussia Dortmund bus: game postponed, Bartra injuredlast_img read more



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A judge has decided LaLiga matches will be played on Fridays; not Mondays

first_img LaLiga chief, Javier Tebas, wants matches to be played on both Fridays and Mondays. This goes against RFEF’s decision which is to keep all matches on the weekend between Saturday and Sunday. The federation’s belief is that would help supporters attend matches. The judge today decided that for at least the first three game weeks, matches would be played on Friday. €15m had to be deposited to ensure the ruling is respected. Sport EN CEST Habrá fútbol los viernes… pero no los lunes 09/08/2019 IN SPORT.ES This is a short-term solution to a battle which might last months. At least it means Athletic Club and Barcelona’s clash will go ahead as scheduled on Friday 16th August at 21:00 local time. The latest war between LaLiga and the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) about which days are eligible for league matches is in the hands of a judge. On Friday morning, it’s been decided that – for the moment at least – football matches can be played on Fridays but not Mondays. Upd. at 16:56 last_img read more



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FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium and England face each other in a battle for…

first_imgAdvertisement skuuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8xf63Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebqdmq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6Would you ever consider trying this?😱p8gCan your students do this? 🌚8vxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane. Photo Credits: Getty ImagesThe Red Devils and The Three Lions will clash against each other tonight with a hope to secure the third position in this year’s World Cup.Advertisement England skipper Harry Kane is the tournament’s top scorer on six goals, while Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku trails by two in the race for the Golden Boot.With one more goal Kane would become the highest scorer at the competition since 2002, when Ronaldo struck eight times, including twice in the final, as Brazil clinched a record fifth title.Advertisement The Tottenham forward would be just the second England player to scoop the award, after Gary Lineker was the top scorer in 1986.The teams have already faced each other 22 times and England have a much better record with 15 victories to Belgium’s 2, plus 5 draws.Advertisement Their most recent engagement was in the group stage of this year’s global showpiece, which ended 1-0 in favour of Belgium following an Adnan Januzaj goal.Here’s the line-up of both the teams: With each team going to play their last game in this year’s World Cup, it remains to be seen who will come out as the victor.Will Belgium’s “golden generation” repeat what they did to England last month or will England secure a bronze medal today in hopes of easing the heartbreak of the English supporters?The match will take place at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg and will be telecast live at 7:30 pm IST on Sony Ten 2, Ten 3 and ESPN.Read also: Football : Chelsea sign former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri on a three year deal.FIFA World Cup 2018: These 2 teams have been represented at EACH WC Finals since 1982!   Advertisementlast_img read more



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Photos: The Maya Reis Gabeira  Story.

first_imgAdvertisement unNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3iiewWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1ncqs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1v83jWould you ever consider trying this?😱bd88Can your students do this? 🌚ztw9xRoller skating! v8cx8See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreqkuBody tricks that only special people can do pt-19x90How though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesa2r0A visualization of how Karma works 9btowsPowered by Firework Maya Reis Gabeira born April 10, 1987, is a Brazilian big wave surfer.Advertisement  Advertisement In 2009, Gabeira won the ESPY award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete.Advertisement Later that year, Gabeira surfed the biggest wave ever by a female when she successfully rode 14 meters (46 ft) wave at Dungeons, a big-wave surf spot in South Africa.In 2010, she was awarded the Billabong Girls Best Overall Performance Award for a record four years in a row.On October 28, 2013, Gabeira lost consciousness and nearly drowned while surfing a massive wave near Nazaré, Portugal, caused by the St Jude storm;She was saved by her fellow Brazilian big-wave surfer Carlos Burle, ending up in the hospital Gabeira’s current sponsors include Billabong and Red Bull. Advertisementlast_img read more



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Photos – The Kassidy Cook Story

first_imgAdvertisement cb18NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8yqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7nct3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c2zWould you ever consider trying this?😱n55Can your students do this? 🌚l74Roller skating! ry510See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more5go2yBody tricks that only special people can do pt-1b3vHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies76lA visualization of how Karma works gfe4ew9Powered by Firework Advertisement Kassidy Leigh Cook (born May 9, 1995) is an American diver.Advertisement Cook was a member of the United States national diving team in 2012.Advertisement She missed out on competing in the Olympics by 0.4 points on June 23, 2012.In 2016 she qualified for and competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics, placing 13th in the women’s 3 metre springboard event.Cook is the 5th child of Kevin and Laura Cook and lives in The Woodlands, Texas.She has five siblings: Kevin, Kara, Kelsey, Kylie and Kendall.Cook started diving at the age of four; her sister, Kara, was a diver at Purdue University.Cook trains five hours a day, six days a week.She was a child model before she started diving.The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) named her the 2010 high school girls national champion in its diving All-American program.She graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2013.Cook is currently a junior at Stanford University.Picture courtesy – Kassidy Cook (Instagram)  Advertisementlast_img read more



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Cricket: Pay the players better!- Carl Hooper’s plea to West Indian cricket board

first_imgAdvertisement 9jqrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsxm7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh8j( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b4qi8sWould you ever consider trying this?😱2fil4dCan your students do this? 🌚9b8gtfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: Cric ShotsAdvertisement Once known as the superpower in cricket, West Indies have sadly declined over the years with minimal victories and constant internal disputes. Several players have boycotted the national team due to not being satisfied with the pay. The issues have taken a hit on the fans as well, who no more flood the stadium like the old days.Advertisement Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper shared his thoughts on the persistent issue. Cooper claimed that the West Indies cricket board is entirely responsible for this problem and also cited the lack of role-models for the youngsters to look up to as a reason. Hooper said:“I would lay the blame squarely on the Windies cricket board. First of all, we don’t have any role-models the youngsters to look up to.”Advertisement “All the biggies are playing T20s only and I don’t blame the players for that because the money you get in franchise cricket is sometimes 10 times more than the contract the Windies cricket board puts up before them and thus we are losing quality players. “The former all-rounder also explained how the problem can be resolved to help Windies cricket reach greater heights. Cooper elaborated:“The board has to start planning for long. We might lose another generation of players but that is okay if you can keep the future talents.”“The government, the business people need to get involved and make sure that the board can ensure a central contract that can match or at least come near the T20 contracts the players are getting.”“This will also help revive test cricket in the Caribbean. People want to be associated with the winning side and they will come back to the grounds if you put the best team out there for tests.”West Indian players have often expressed their displeasure with their current pay and even forced extreme measures after forfeiting an away tour of India mid-way.Read Also:Cricket: Virat Kohli key to keep test cricket alive and running- Graeme SmithCricket: Engineer hopes Imran Khan will re-open India-Pak bilateral cricketing ties       Advertisementlast_img read more



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Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blames the entire club organization for their failure

first_imgJose Mourinho believes that Pogba is not to be entirely blamed for United’s dismal performance following his sacking in DecemberAdvertisement bhiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsqp1rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecls3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4qv9o5Would you ever consider trying this?😱4aubCan your students do this? 🌚hr03Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, known for his controversial comments once came on the limelight this time blaming the entire the club organization for their failure. Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League and missed out on a Champions League spot.Advertisement Jose Mourinho believes that Pogba is not to be entirely blamed for United’s dismal performance following his sacking in December“The problems are there, you can say that these are the players, the organisation, the ambition, I only say that I cannot say yes when you ask if Paul was the only one responsible,” Mourinho was quoted by French website L’Equipe.Mourinho also claimed that time has given the right judgment as United were lackadaisical after Ole Gunner Solksjaer’s honeymoon period ended.Advertisement “I said nine or 10 months ago that after winning eight championships, finishing second with United may have been my greatest achievement. Now people understand. I do not always do my analysis publicly on Manchester United. I do not want to talk about it and I have the feeling that I do not need to speak, that time gives explanations. About United I want to say only two things: One is that time has spoken. Two is that the problems are still there.”Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more



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