FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Albert Badosa-Soler is the February Southland Men’s Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland monthly awards are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Garret Glanton, Abilene Christian; Carlos Trevino, Houston Baptist; Joris Etlin, Southeastern Louisiana; Lewis George, Central Arkansas. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Badosa-Soler led a Colonels’ squad that competed in three tournaments this past month, including a third-place team finish at the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate in Patterson, La., on Feb. 20. Nicholls next competes at the Southern Intercollege on March 12 in Athens, Ga. Golfer of the Month: Albert Badosa-Soler, Nicholls – Sr. – Girona, SpainBadosa-Soler closed out February with two top-five finishes, highlighted by tying for second at the No. 20 Florida State Seminole Intercollegiate. Helped by carding a round of 68 to begin the tournament, Badosa finished with a five-under tournament score, which was three strokes behind the No. 41 individual golfer in the country, FSU’s John Pak. With his 211, he finished ahead of two other top-100 ranked golfers and tied another. In the 55-man field at the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate, Badosa tied for third.
HEAVILY FAVORED TOINETTE ALL BUSINESS IN WINNING GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY DRYSDALE, 4-YEAR-OLD FILLY BY SCAT DADDY GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.38 WITH THE WIN, PRAT FINISHES IN A DEAD HEAT WITH CEDILLO FOR LEADING RIDER HONORS ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2019)–Attentive to the early pace, heavily favored Toinette proved much the best in winning the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.38.With longshot Streak of Luck bounding to the early lead, Toinette and Coach Rocks were in close attendance, with Toinette a length off the leader mid-way around the Club House turn. Under a long hold from Prat, Toinette settled into a rhythmic stride heading to the far turn, as she continued to sit second to the outside of Coach Rocks.Three sixteenths of a mile from home, Toinette reeled in Streak of Luck and lengthened her stride turning for home en route to an impressive win with her ears pricked.“It didn’t look like there was much speed in the race, so we didn’t want to be too far behind,” said Prat who has ridden her to six of her seven victories. “As you could see, she was very comfortable and she won pretty easy today. Yes, I’m glad to hear she’s going to run next year. I think she can be a Grade I mare.”A winner of the restricted Swingtime Stakes here on Oct. 5, Toinette was off at 2-5 in a field of six fillies and mares three and up and paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10.Owned by Ken Baca and Joseph and Lynne Hudson, Toinette, who is out of the Sunriver mare I Bet Toni Knows, notched her third graded stakes win and her third win from four starts this year. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she now has earnings of $488,720 and her overall mark stands at 10-7-0-1.“She’s had a late year,” said Drysdale in reference to the fact Toinette didn’t get back to the races this year until Aug. 7. “We discovered she had an infected tooth and we had to remove it. Following that, we discovered she had another pocket of infection and we had to treat that, so we had to take our time with her. She’s come around very nicely and yes, we’re hoping for things from her next year.”English-bred Simply Breathless rallied late to finish second by 1 ¼ lengths in front of Richmond Avenue. Off at 6-1 with Joel Rosario, Simply Breathless paid $3.60 and $2.60.Irish-bred Richmond Avenue, next to last a quarter mile out, was up to touch Streak of Luck by a neck and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.97, 46.66, 1:10.58 and 1:22.04.Note: With the Goldikova win, Prat notched his 21st win of the 23-day Autumn Meet, finishing in a dead heat atop the jockey standings with Abel Cedillo.Live racing will resume at Santa Anita with opening day of the track’s traditional Winter Meet on Thursday, Dec. 26. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
HARRY KANE is challenging Tottenham to smash the Anfield fortress — claiming: Liverpool are NOT invincible.No Premier League team has managed to beat Jurgen Klopp’s troops so far this season.2 Kane has vowed to get one over on Van Dijk… and LiverpooollCredit: GettyAlready some Kop fans are dreaming of staying unbeaten until May and emulating Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles campaign.In fact, Liverpool have not lost on Merseyside since a Carabao Cup exit to Chelsea in September 2018.And you have to go back to April 23, 2017, for the Reds’ last league defeat at home — against Crystal Palace.But talismanic striker Kane, 26, urged his team-mates to make history today, saying: “Momentum-wise, a victory would give us a huge lift.“Probably not many people will expect us to win away at Anfield, so if we can do that it will hopefully give our Premier League season a big boost.“Liverpool have started the season as good as anyone else — especially their home form.“They have a great crowd who really get behind their team and try to push them on, so we’re expecting a tough game.”But we have been there before, we’ve picked up results there before, so we just have to concentrate on us and do what we can to claim the win.”Spurs are already 13 points off leaders Liverpool after just nine matches and have had a stop-start beginning to the campaign.If they need any encouragement, then Manchester United showed in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last weekend that there is a game plan to stop and frustrate Liverpool.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool vs Spurs scores this coming week and win £100United came within five minutes of an upset before Adam Lallana’s dramatic leveller.In one clip which went viral on social media, United striker Marcus Rashford managed to get the better of PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk, out-muscling the defender during a tussle for the ball.Asked if he had seen Rashford’s battle with the Dutchman, Kane replied: “I didn’t see it live but I saw a load of pictures on Instagram.“Van Dijk is a great defender but he’s not invincible and Liverpool are not invincible. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”Any team can be beaten on any day and we just have to try to make sure we do that at Anfield.”Kane has scored five goals in ten matches against Liverpool and the clash with towering Van Dijk, 28, could prove decisive in the outcome this afternoon.He said: “As a striker, it’s not just one versus one on the pitch, there’s a lot that goes into it.“Van Dijk is an amazing defender and he has had a fantastic couple of years at Liverpool.“So from my point of view, it’s just about playing my game and making my movements, doing my runs and trying to get on the scoresheet, trying to get assists.“At the end of the day, it’s a team game, so we all have to be on it with each other — so that’s the main aim.”We’ve had a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple of years because we’ve been competing at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League.Kane on Spurs vs LiverpoolLiverpool beat Tottenham three times in 2018-19, ending the season with a 2-0 triumph in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.Kane played in that showpiece occasion but was an ineffectual figure, and not fully fit, having suffered an ankle injury two months earlier.Clearly, it is still a painful memory for a player who holds himself and those around him to the highest possible standards.Kane admitted: “We’ve had a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple of years because we’ve been competing at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League.“And that’s what happens when you get two good teams at a high level. You want to win, you want to come out on top.“They came out on top in May or June, whenever it was… I’ve tried to forget it!“It’s the first time we have played them since but, look, that is in the past.”We have to concentrate on us now and we have a lot to do to turn our Premier League season around.“Liverpool have a great attacking trio or four — but so have a lot of teams in the Premier League these days.2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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“When you look at the top six teams now, there are a lot of great attacking players.“It’s not just the attack that is going to win the game, it’s the defence, the whole team, and that’s what we have to do.“We just have to stick together and try to deliver the victory.”Liverpool vs Tottenham – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for big Premier League clash
THE FA Cup has reached the fifth round with all the last 16 ties now drawn.But before that, there’s this season’s final batch of replays to get through, with round five and onwards now consisting of a single match.1 The FA Cup is set for this season’s final batch of replaysCredit: Getty Images – GettyHere are all the details of which FA Cup fourth round replays are on UK television.Which FA Cup 4th round replays are on TV?BBC have selected Oxford United vs Newcastle United as their televised FA Cup 4th round replay.The match at the Kassam Stadium kicks off at 8.05pm on Tuesday, February 4 and will be shown live on BBC One.Tottenham vs Southampton will then be live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate with a 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday, February 5.When are the FA Cup 4th round replays being played?FA Cup 4th round replay dates and kick-off times are as follows (7.45pm kick-off unless stated):Tuesday, February 4Birmingham 2-2 (4-1 pens) CoventryCardiff 3-3 (1-4 pens) ReadingDerby 4-2 NorthamptonLiverpool 1-0 ShrewsburyOxford 2-3 (AET) NewcastleWednesday, February 5Tottenham vs SouthamptonMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticWhat is the FA Cup 5th round draw?Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester CityReading vs Sheffield UnitedChelsea vs LiverpoolWest Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle UnitedLeicester City vs Birmingham CityDerby County vs Manchester UnitedSouthampton or Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich CityPortsmouth vs Arsenal
Photo Getty Images. Caption: Queensland coach Kevin Walters Walters named his team on Monday, including Daly Cherry-Evans – still recovering from ankle surgery – alongside three debutants for the June 5 opener in Brisbane.Despite the presence of new names on the team sheet, the coach is determined that the Maroons will be ready to beat the Blues, expressing his confidence ahead of the game at Suncorp Stadium.”I’m ready, we are ready. This is war,” Walters said. “This Queensland team is going to be so well prepared for this match.”We are playing at home and we are going to put on a performance everyone will be proud of, including the players, fans and sponsors. We will win Game I. It’s on.”Maroons coach Kevin Walters addresses media at RLCQ following the announcement of the Game I team. #QLDER pic.twitter.com/N7QGJ8VQ0D— Queensland Maroons (@QLDmaroons) May 27, 2019Walters is yet to announce who will take on the captaincy, but Cherry-Evans is rumoured to be the most likely candidate for the role.”[Cherry-Evans’] commitment and attitude towards getting himself right for Origin I really is inspiring for the whole team to see what he has gone through to get himself right for this game,” Walters added.”That shows what it means for him to be part of this great Queensland team and he will be a part of it in a big way.”
Wama arrived in PNG last week and is training hard to earn a spot in the starting line-up for round 6 of the Telikom National Soccer League competition.He is no stranger to Hekari, having been scouted many years ago when playing soccer in Kimbe.The lad, of Southern Highlands and West New Britain parentage, left for the United States to study digital media marketing at the Maranatha Baptist University. He is in his third year of studies.“Playing in the US has helped me become a better player,” said Wama.He said that he decided to put his studies on hold to try to secure his position in the Hekari team that will take part in the 2016 Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League in New Zealand next month.This plus achieving his dream of wearing the red, black and yellow to represent PNG on home soil at the OFC Nations Cup that will be played in Port Moresby in May next year.“The last time I played at the Nations Cup was in 2012 and I’m looking to represent the country again,” he said.
For now, and Although there are voices in the medical body of Barça that recommend that the goalkeeper pass through the operating room, that end is not in the head of the goalkeeper or the medical body. “I do not know. I am not a doctor. But we have not spoken in those terms (technicians, player and doctors). Our idea is that the discomfort is remitting. We have not gone to that extreme,” said the technician at the press conference. At the moment, it is the moment of Neto, which will debut in LaLiga. Except for surprise, Marc-André Ter Stegen will not only be down for Saturday’s match against Espanyol, but he will also not be in the Spanish Super Cup that is played since January 8 in Saudi Arabia. The German, with a tendinopathy in the right knee, follows a conservative treatment to avoid the operating room. Valverde admitted, as he was singing, that player and medical body reached an agreement to stop at Christmas.Barça played their last game of 2019 on December 21 and the plan was for Ter Stegen to rest against Espanyol and, with three weeks off, get healthy to the Super Cup. But the problem is that the treatment is not working as well as expected. It goes slow and It has been concluded that it is better to wait for the Supercup to pass and for Ter Stegen to return against Granada on January 19, when a month has passed since the last game.
Antonio Amaya, a former Betis player accused in the case of alleged matchmaking being tried at the Navarra Court, drastically reduced cash withdrawals from the cashier and the use of the credit card since May 2014, according to two Experts of the Tax Agency. Both have declared in the trial against six former directors of Osasuna, three former Betis players and two real estate agents accused of crimes of misappropriation, corporate, false business document, falsification of annual accounts and sports corruption for the alleged match-fixing. As indicated, “There is a sharp decrease from the month of June 2014” of the money withdrawn from your account, going from about 2,300 euros per month to 200 to 300 euros, while in card spending follows “the same line “, with a decrease of approximately 10,000 euros. In addition, there is an operation in June that they have described as “rare” consisting of the sale of a car from Amaya to a dealership whose payment of 26,000 euros is issued to the account of a woman from whom they have not found any kind of family relationship With the soccer player. Three days later, they have indicated, the woman withdrew from her account 25,900 euros and in approximately one week there is an income of 13,000 euros in Amaya’s account, something that for the experts “It makes no sense because he doesn’t get the money and only half of it”. In addition, they have indicated, in December of the 14th a car appears in the name of Amaya that was paid through a company in the name of the administrator of his mother with a cash payment on January 23, 2014 worth 40,050 euros.Regarding the former Xabi Torres have highlighted the purchase of a boat worth 45,000 euros that were paid in two cash payments and they have indicated in this regard that there are no refunds in their account that can justify this disbursement, although there are two operations of a cash withdrawal after this purchase. In reference to their bank movements, they have reported that, although there is no defined pattern in cash withdrawals, they were three times higher in 2013 compared to 2014, while in card payments they did not observe large differences.Of the third former accused, Jordi Figueras, the most remarkable thing to which they have made reference is a transfer of 11,125 by his then teammate, Antonio Adam, in concept of wedding and a second transfer in reverse sense of 10,000 euros that the Experts attributed to Adam’s mistake, which would have transferred more money than he wanted. In 2014, they have pointed out, there are months in which there is no withdrawal of cash from their account, although this also occurs a year earlier, so they have not considered it anomalous, commenting in this regard that in March 2014 they had withdrawn 40,000 euros, “so you could have cash.” They have also observed a considerable increase in card spending attributed to the extraordinary expenses of their wedding, although they have acknowledged that no movement that could correspond to the honeymoon has been located with the nuance that they did not analyze his wife’s account, and she could have made this payment. In reference to the former director of Osasuna Txuma Peralta, they have confirmed that he made a bet of 1,500 euros in 2014 to the Osasuna-Betis match that he won, although they have indicated that that year he made almost 400 sports bets and invested more than 1 million euros in this concept. By videoconference two National Police agents have declared specialists in computer forensics responsible for issuing a report on the analysis of a Nokia 520 mobile phone accompanied by a SIM card and an Ipad. As explained by the prosecutor, the agents were unable to extract information from the SIM because they did not have the puk and ipad because they were blocked, as the agents have confirmed, while the files contained in the SD were extracted. Regarding the relevance of each device, one of the agents has commented that “not much relevant information is extracted from the SIM, such as a lot of contacts”, while where more information is usually found is in the mobile or SD.An expert of the Treasury says in the trial of the Osasuna case that the origin of the money cannot be known when it is effective.An expert from the Treasury who made wealth reports on defendants in the trial of the Osasuna case has indicated during his appearance at the oral hearing of the trial that “in principle it is impossible” to know where certain income comes from when it comes to cash. The expert, who has reviewed various asset and money movements made by the accused, has stated that “the cash is effective and cannot be known” for sure where it comes from. The expert reported on the years 2013 and 2014 of the then president of Osasuna, Miguel Archanco; the manager, Angel Vizcay; the director Jesús Peralta, the director Juan Pascual; the director Sancho Bandrés and the director of the Osasuna Foundation, Diego Maquirriain, analyzing for example their cash inflows, the use of credit cards or possible capital increases that could not correspond to the declared income.In the case of the former president of Osasuna Miguel Archanco, the expert has referred to a cash income of about 15,000 euros corresponding to 2014 that has “apparently” attributed to his legal profession. Yes, he pointed out that in the same year there was a “considerable” decrease in the use of the credit card or in the withdrawal of cash by Archanco. Regarding the former manager of Osasuna Angel Vizcay, he affirmed that in 2013 and 2014 there were two cash receipts close to 10,000 euros and he pointed out that over the years his use of credit card and cash withdrawal has been quite “constant.” Regarding the former director Jesús Peralta, he explained that he was the one with the highest cash income, one of 55,000 euros in 2013 and another of 39,000 euros in 2014 – in both cases in different amounts throughout the year. The expert said that Peralta himself said that he was charging extra diets or payments from Osasuna, with an average of 2,000 euros per month, which, as he justified, could mean an income of 65,000 euros between June 2012 and June 2014.In addition, another explanation for that income could come from the ‘online’ bets or game that Peralta made. The expert also conducted a study on the former director of the Osasuna Foundation Diego Maquirriain and has concluded that there is “some unjustified excess of capital increase.” In the case of former director Juan Pascual, the expert has not verified relevant entries of cash and in the case of former director Sancho Bandrés has not appreciated strange movements.
What is missing to the team: “The team needs to be more regular in the game, grab all these new things that we are putting into practice as soon as possible, be more reliable, not make the silly mistakes we make and have been committing throughout the year, not committing what we It happened in Rome or Liverpool, where we are leaving the game and it seems that we disconnect and what happens to us happens … Handle all the details because in the Champions League any minor detail condemns you and we have to try to reach one hundred percent in everything to try to win. “Explanation to removal in Anfield: “The truth is that I don’t find an explanation, especially about Liverpool. The thing about Rome can happen once and it catches you by surprise, but that it happens again the following year with the result that we had and that is more or less similar to what happened to us is difficult to explain. “The Classic is not definitive: “It gives a lot of confidence. You get very strong out of these matches because of what the Classic is, so it would mean maybe getting ahead or getting more points ahead. It will be an important turning point.”Play in San Paolo against Naples: “It’s been a long time since I really wanted to go to that stadium and it never touched us. In the end it came and I’m very excited to see how it is, although it is another stadium because it is remodeled and people are otherwise. The experience of playing there it will be very beautiful. I know the Neapolitans and the madness they have for football. I have had teammates who have played there like Lavezzi and he told me many things he saw. I am very excited to go there. “He was not surprised by Atlético’s victory against Liverpool: “The truth is that no. On the day of the draw we talked in the locker room that would be very even because Atlético competes a lot in this tournament. In two-game duels it is very strong and it already proved it, that they will compete and they will be there “.Simeone: “It seems to me that he did a spectacular job. Year after year the team is being renewed, players come and go and continue to perform with an idea of a long time ago that the players are convinced of what they do. That is why he performs and has a lot merit being so many years and always competing. “The sanction against Manchester City: “It is surprising because nobody thought that such a powerful thing could happen, the PSG paid a fine or I don’t know how it went. If in the end the City does not play the Champions League for what it is, with the players, the club and the money that spends, it’s going to be weird. “Sign Agüero: “What do you want? Sign them all? I don’t know, but if the City does not enter the Champions League there are many players who may look for an exit or perhaps not. The Champions League is very pretty but two years without playing it can be screwed.”Champions favorites: “All are complicated and difficult. The PSG went to play Dortmund and lost, Liverpool went to Atlético and lost, but I think, like that and everything, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris and Madrid are the strongest today” .Want to win this Champions League: “Hopefully. It is something that I wish for many years, since we won the last and I really want to enjoy it again.”A thorn nailed: “Yes. Especially the last one, we were very close and we let her escape, it was a very good opportunity to win it.”In Anfield, he said “that Rome should never happen again”: “We knew that Liverpool in that field could make you a goal and the idea was that what had happened to us did not happen again, the downturn of leaving the game and passing us over, but we did not compete and were superior in everything. But we still had chances to score a goal and finish the tie and we didn’t. We were aware, we were prepared and it happened again. “Face Liverpool again: “Let’s go to Naples first …”: “The performance of Cristiano Ronaldo:” Normal that he continues to score, he is a predatory striker, he loves to score, any day he plays he will score. He has many good things as a striker and at the minimum converts. If the Walloon would happen if we played together? I guess so, in the end yes. “Wish for the end of the season: “That we can get things on track, have peace of mind and perform in a better way that we have been giving up from January to here, that we can continue to grow. We are on our way, we have to be patient and hopefully we can change this situation.”Laureus Awards: “It was impressive because being the first as a team athlete is impressive. I really wanted to be for the personalities that go, what the prize means, for the importance … But they told me late and I couldn’t because I had other commitments. I tried change it but I was left wanting to see next year even if I am not a winner. “He spoke of a future withdrawal by winning the last Golden Ball: “They stayed with that, the reality is that one is turning years old and does not know, but I feel very good, better than in previous years, and that I am not making goals, but on a physical level and legs I feel very good. Until forty? We’ll see, we’ll see. “ Leo Messi has granted an interview to Mundo Deportivo, in which he has talked about all the issues surrounding the current Barcelona. The Argentine was honest and acknowledged that today they do not see themselves as a firm candidate to win the Champions League, recalled the eliminations of Rome Y Liverpoolhe said the Classic It is not definitive this season and talked about a possible withdrawal, among many other issues. Problem of social networks: “The truth grabbed me a little because I was not here and I was just traveling. When I arrived I learned a little about everything. The president told us the same thing he made public, the same thing he said at the press conference. What was the situation, what had happened and I can’t say much more. Just as they know everything he said, he told the captains in private. “Bartomeu’s talk: “The truth is that I see it strange that something like this happens. But they also said that there would be evidence. We will have to wait to see if it is true or not. We cannot say much and wait to see what happens with all this. I it really seemed like a weird topic. “Your day to day in Barcelona: “You live very well here, the truth is that yes. I love Barcelona although I miss Rosario very much. This is my house, I was longer here than in Argentina. I love Barcelona, the place where I live, Castelldefels, and I make a living that I like very much. It’s very normal, very aware of the children. Fortunately, the profession allows me to spend a lot of time with the children. It allows me to train and go quickly to eat with Antonella and pick up the babies. And then, be aware of some activity that they have or do something with them to get to the night, to have dinner and to arrive dead because with three we ended up destroyed. To sleep early. Tuesday and Thursday the children have football and we come to the Sports City for the school. We arrive at seven and halfway home and between having a mate and some dinner, because we have a very normal life that I like because I like the routine both in my profession and in my life. For me, it is spectacular and we adapt to that. “He wants Neymar back: “I say it many times, at the sports level Ney is one of the best in the world and I would love him to come back. He was a very happy person, he was always happy, he had fun both on and off the court. It made the costumes a joy different”.About the partners who don’t want Neymar: “It’s normal for people to see him that way because of the way he left, it bothered me too at the time, we tried to convince him not to do it but in the end we all want to win and have the best. We and the people He is one of the best and he brought us a lot on the court, but it is understandable that people think like that, since he left in a way he did not like. “He confesses that the Brazilian regrets: “He is really looking forward to coming back, he always seemed sorry. He did a lot to come back and that would be the first step to try to get there. He was always good, he has a very high level, he is a different player, with a lot of imbalance, with one against one, with goal. “Lautaro Martínez: “It’s spectacular, it has impressive conditions, you could see that he was going to be a great player, now it exploded and he is showing it. He is very strong, he has a very good one against one, he has a lot of goal, in the area he fights with anyone , hold on, turn around, find it alone. It has a lot of quality. It’s very complete. “Lautaro and Luis Suárez together: “I wish they could all come and fight it all, and the Champions League. Lautaro has a lot of similarity with Luis, the two manage very well with the body, hold the ball, at the time of loading, at the time of the goal, they have similar things. As I always said, all the good players at the end end up adapting and if they have to play they fit in. And Luis also has a lot of experience and could help Lautaro adapt to the club and the League, but they are all assumptions. “Partner in Argentina for the Copa América: “In the previous Copa América he made a great tournament, with goals. The team ended up playing well, showed that he could be reliable. In important friendlies he gave up in a good way, now we will have another chance with him.”Champion of the Champions is not seen: “You never know, but it is true that it is a year that in the League both Madrid and we are being very irregular, where we lost many points. In that sense I think we will both be fighting until the end and the League is not It ends after the Classic. We have hard starts and so do they. Then, at home you can lose, as Madrid lost points against Celta. It can also happen to us. This league is very irregular and we will be there. Then, yes that it is true that if we want to opt for the Champions League we have to continue growing a lot, because I think that today it is not enough for us to fight for the Champions League “.
The great protagonist of that unlikely story was Pablo Infante. The attacker was the top scorer of that Cup with six goals and aroused the interest of everyone in football, as he combined his work on the pitch with his profession in a bank. Once retired, he decided to oppose one of the vacant administrative positions in the Mobility service of the City of Burgos. Perhaps it was even harder to be the best score of the 560 applicants than their historic Cup. With the current format, of course, more images like yours will be seen again for years to come. However, Carlos Pouso, coach at that time, detracted from what was achieved in an AS interview: “Of success you should not die“.The end of the modest adventureThe round of 16 put in place five of the six modest who endured with the best, who showed Luis Rubiales that, if the goal of the new format was to give excitement and make each round a football party, it was not at all wrong. Real Madrid represented the exception, with a win against Real Zaragoza (0-4). The Villarreal, although he won 0-2, he did not get ahead until the final stretch in Vallecas. They needed the penalties on Valencia and the Athletic, who defeated in vibrant matches to Leonese Cultural Y Tenerife respectively. He did not reach the fateful batch, but resorted to the extension the Pomegranate before a surprising Badajoz. The Real showed that she was a candidate to reach high against Osasuna, as did Barcelona with Leganés. The great stir waited until the last minute, with the Mirandés giving the bell against Sevilla. You promised us that you were going to put it together, and so much so, that you made black and white history ⚪🖤What happened yesterday cannot be described with words 🤐 Here we leave you this video to get excited again and again 😍 pic.twitter.com/ASbdeET8qu– CD Badajoz (@CDBadajoz) January 30, 2020The ‘Culturalazo’, most popular surpriseThe round of 16 was redemption ground for Second Division teams and enjoyment phase for Second B survivors. Only six of LaLiga SmartBank arrived, but refused to say goodbye. The Girona could not stand up to Villarreal (0-3). The Elche it also fell, although the Athletic He needed the penalty shoot to achieve it (1-1). They booked a ticket fully deserved on Saragossa (3-1 to Mallorca), the Mirandés (2-1 to Celtic), the Lightning (won Betis in the batch) and the Tenerife (2-1 to Valladolid). In a way, they amended all the evil that their classmates had done and far exceeded their success with respect to last season. Only the Sporting He was in the round of 16 in the 2018-19 Cup, against all four of the current season.But the whole media focus was on the First Division clubs and, especially, the four exempted so far: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético and Valencia. Whites suffered before the illusion of Unionists and of the Tracks of the Helmántico; as it happened with Barça, with a goal from Griezmann on the horn to overthrow the Ibiza. None imposed its status as a world power: Valencia won by the minimum UD Logroñés and Atlético went through the back door in what is already known as’Culturelazo’. The Kingdom of León dressed in his best clothes and the players responded as appropriate. Correa beat his own in 62 minutes, but his opponent did not give up and tied the contest ten at the end. In the extension, Sergio Benito evidenced the athletic deficiencies and was the architect of a deed to remember. Luis Rubiales propelled a change of format in the Copa del Rey, which, once reached the grand final, has dazzled most of the fans in Spain. The two survivors play in the First Division, yes, but the Mirandés, Second, has not walked away from giving the bell. Further, Real Sociedad and Athletic don’t even play European competitions this season. All Europeans stayed on the road: the Real Madrid fell in front of the Real; the Barça, before Athletic; the Athletic, in Leon; the Valencia, against Granada … Before all of Second B said goodbye, but if the road is the goal, this KO tournament has not left anyone indifferent. Real Jaén made history, the Second teams touched the debacle against the lower category, several Second B gave the mash in height duels and football left images to remember. Now everyone is eliminated, although they can be satisfied with what has been a historical participation for them. The Cup will travel to the Basque Country in an unforgettable Cup.Basque Derby in La CartujaDespite the huge rivalry and history of both teams, the duel between Athletic Club de Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be an unprecedented final. On April 18 La Cartuja de Sevilla will host the two Basques for the title cup. Both have made more than enough merits to be at the top, after eliminating the two colossi of Spanish football and being constant throughout the tournament. Those of Garitano clearly eliminated Intercity and Sestao and pulled the penalties to overthrow Elche Y Tenerife. Against him Barça, a Williams goal in the discount led them to glory. The Pomegranate He also succumbed. La Real, meanwhile, thrashed Calf Y Ceuta and he suffered neither against Spanish not in front of Osasuna. He reached 1-4 against Madrid, although a white final arreón pressed the duel. Surprisingly, the Mirandés, of lower category, is the one that more obstacles put him in the way.The Mirandés of the time of Pablo InfanteOne of the objectives of the new Cup was, why not, that the Mirandés deed happen again in the 2011-12 season. Precisely, it is the same club that has been closest to tie that great story. He has not had the same merit, since at that time he played in Second B. It all started as many others have done: as third category team It is measured with a club that plays European competitions. Before, I had already eliminated Amorebieta, Balompédica Linense and Logroñés. In sixteenths it was time for the truth. And they succeeded: they overthrew the Villarreal and then they would do it with him Racing and the Spanish. In the semifinals, the Athletic He put an end to the dream and warned them at the gates of the final. Even so, it was an unforgettable year, which ended with the promotion to LaLiga SmartBank. This campaign, those of Iraola have been overthrown by the Royal Society, again staying at the gates of glory.The Mirandés starred in one of the greatest achievements of the Copa del Rey in recent years. / FÉLIX ORDOÑEZ (REUTERS) It was not the only surprise: Badajoz blushed at Eibar (3-1) and was one of the representatives of the resistance of the Second B. Others fell, the vast majority in fact, but also presented battle. It is the case of Recreational (2-3 in front of Osasuna), the Ebro (0-1 before the Leganés) or the Badalona (1-3 against Granada). In the two clashes between First teams, the Seville defeated the I raised and the Real society did the same with him Spanish..The first round, a torment for the Second The draw for the first round of Copa del Rey had important conditions: the winners of the previous territorial, the best of Regional last season, were framed with ten of First. None of them achieved the feat, although they fought with pundonor. The Andorra de Piqué, without going any further, took the penalties to Leganés. The Antoniano succumbed to Betis (0-4), El Palmar put Getafe (1-2) on the ropes, the Melilla He had no choice against Levante (0-5) or The Alamo he had Mallorca in trouble (0-1). There is more: the Intercity fell against Athletic (0-3); the Peña Azagresa, before Celta (0-2); the Toulouse, with Valladolid (0-3); or the Quotation marks in you to you with Villarreal (0-5). The biggest win was enjoyed by the Royal Society (0-8) in their duel against the Calfbut had a great gesture with his rival and invited him to the Reale Arena to expenses paid.Of the rest of First teams, only the Alavés fell eliminated. It was a historic milestone, since in the 21st century no Third club had managed to overthrow a First. In addition, he did it flatly (3-1). Beyond that, the remaining five did not fall into the trap: Sevilla eliminated the Brig (0-1); Espanyol at Lleida (0-2); Osasuna, at Lorca Sporty (0-3); Eibar, to the SD Logroñés (0-5); and the Granada, 2-3 a L’Hospitalet. Having seen the results, it seems that the Copa del Rey format had hardly been worth it, since the greats, except for the specific case of Alavés, were not surprised and advanced with a firm step. Nevertheless, the inhabitants of LaLiga SmartBank starred in a carousel of poor results, that some solved with troubles, but many others signed their sentence of elimination.To get an idea, only Deportivo, Las Palmas, Elche and Tenerife won with relative tranquility. They achieved the classification with more troubles the Huesca, Girona, Albacete, Ponferradina, Cádiz, Mirandés, Fuenlabrada, Zaragoza or Rayo. Some of them needed extensions or others resolved their qualifiers with goals on the horn. There are nine to name, all eliminated before the illusion of their rivals, always of lesser importance. They passed the Portugalete (goodbye to Extremadura), the Cacereño (Alcorcón), the Zamora (Sporting), the Broom (Malaga), the Murcia (Racing), the Ceuta (Numancia), the Badalona (Oviedo), the Sestao River (Lugo) and the Tamaraceite (Almeria). Reflection time for them, who had fallen from the Copa del Rey at the expense of clubs that, a priori, have no elite level. A debacle that warned, unsuccessfully, the 13 survivors: each game is a world.Second round: Getafe catastrophe and more goodbye to the SecondA total of 28 teams arrived in the Soccer City of Las Rozas between Second B and Third, before the massive elimination of LaLiga SmartBank in the previous round. The draw, again with conditioners, did not face any humble among themselves. To access sixteenths with the best, it was their turn to hit the spot. It was not a utopia, far from it. The Second Division clubs, again, left a poor image and fell more eliminated than those who got into the next round. Cádiz, Ponferradina, Albacete, Las Palmas, Huesca Y Fuenlabrada said goodbye, leaving the participation of the category of silver in the hands of Saragossa, of the Mirandés, of the Tenerife, of the Elche and of Girona. First teams, even with suffering, advanced in most cases. In fact, only one gave the jarring note: the Getafe. Bordalás paid to play with ten players and gave in to a historic Badalona (2-0). While the Bordalás were the only ones to fall, many others asked for the time. The Majorca he won with trouble Zamora (1-0); to Osasuna the same thing happened to him Haro Deportivo; the Valladolid he needed the penalties against the Marbella; or Pomegranate Y Villarreal were imposed by the minimum to Tamaraceite Y Orihuela. Something more comfortable were the Leganés, the Betis, the Spanish, the Celtic, the Real society or the Seville. More bad drinks: Eibar in Cáceres or that of I raised, who needed the penalties to knock out a fighter Real Jaén.The territorial preview never seenOne of the main novelties of the new format of the Copa del Rey was the opportunity for all those teams that last season they dominated Regional. There was no place for the 20, who had to face each other for ten first-round tickets. They would rival a First, but the matter transcended a hypothetical future elimination. The most modest clubs across the national scene were in the KO tournament. A year ago some did not even know what it was like to compete in Tercera and, suddenly, faces would be seen with Sevilla, Betis, Getafe or Villarreal on duty.Everyone had a story to tell, despite not having even a thousand followers on social networks. What’s more, the Calf, one of them, represents the town of Becerril de Campos, with a total of 754 inhabitants. From unthinkable to reality. The Barquereño, for example, celebrated the rise in a van or the collection of bingo Azagra went to the Peña Azagresa. This is humble football too: El Palmar was robbed of all sports equipment two days before the match against Ceuta. Now, definitely and except for the Mirandés case, the KO tournament is once again owned by the best, not before leaving anecdotes, photographs, cold afternoons, flares, improvised press areas without Wi-Fi and much more … This is the new Cup that has arrived to stay and promises to catch television year after year. Soccer, much more than 22 players kicking a ball. The Basque derby of the final will be a great demonstration.