Dani Olmo leaves for Leipzig, as AS has learned. The Spanish international leaves Dinamo Zagreb, a club he arrived with 16 years from Barcelona, to sign for the current leader of the Bundesliga. The transfer figure will be around 30 million euros and also includes a series of objectives that can make it reach 45. The player will sign for the remainder of the season and five more campaigns.Thus, the German team is ahead of other greats in Europe they had also knocked on Olmo’s door and especially to two Spanish clubs: Atlético and Barcelona. The rojiblancos were very close to achieving their signing last summer and became interested again in this winter market, but did not achieve sales that allowed them to approach the operation. Barcelona, meanwhile, wanted to incorporate it into this winter market but also did not finish taking the step. Before this panorama, Olmo has highly valued the strong commitment of Leipzig. In addition, it meets another requirement that was fundamental for him: playing the Champions League. They will face Tottenham in the round of 16. Precisely the elimination of Dinamo in the first phase of the European competition was what caused Olmo to want to leave yes or yes in the winter market without waiting for summer. He wants to convince Luis Enrique to go to the European Championship this summer (he already debuted with a goal with the Absolute) and he knows that with the strong competition that exists it is necessary to play the Champions League. On the other hand, Leipzig is the Bundesliga leader with four points ahead of Bayern, so he will fight for the title until the end. A perfect scenario for Dani Olmo to maintain the spectacular projection That has followed the past few years.
This was the performance of Real Madrid players in the Cup win against Zaragoza, in La Romareda. Areola. He got the most difficult and important thing for a Madrid goalkeeper: save the first one thrown at him. And it was not easy because Kagawa’s attempt in the 22 ’, which also touched Marcelo, was one of those who enter. Then, in ’78, he took a hand in hand with his foot to Luis Suarez. Inactivity does not unplug him: five goals and three doors to zero in seven games.Carvajal. Very intense in defense and with a lot of presence beyond the center of the field. Surprised in 39 ’with a very good diagonal but without influence on the scoreboard and served the fourth to Benzema in 79’.Varane. The best defense of Madrid so far this season has incorporated the goal into his repertoire. He opened the can with what was his four goal of 2019-20, took the initiative in the ball out and corrected whenever necessary.Ramos (replaced in 67 ’). Powerful above, Zidane gave him rest in the equator of the second half thinking of Atlético.Marcelo. Something nervous in defense and no spark in attack, with some improper clumsiness in it. He did not present a firm candidacy for the derby on Saturday.Kroos. It started with a slip and never failed again all night. Distributed with the criteria that characterizes him and his were the passes of 0-1 and 0-2. Don Assistances has already taken this course for eight years. Valverde. Of Casemiro by the rotation of the Brazilian, he reduced his radius of action. He appeared in the opposing area in the 22 ’, but he shot very high.James. It is not the James who motivated his signing for Madrid, to the point that it is difficult to understand how someone with his talent can go unnoticed by the parties. Class and vision still have, as evidenced when attending Vinicius. Before, his most prominent appearance had been an outside shot of those so his, a player who only knows how to score goals.Lucas Vázquez. At the beginning he participated less than usual in him, but when he did, in 31 ’, he killed the encounter with an impossible definition for Mouse. Then it grew. Very supportive behind.Jovic (replaced in 72 ’). Again he stayed in nothing, neither ‘9’ area, nor participation in the game, nor claw. Months go by and he doesn’t make peace with the goal: 1 in 21 games (837 minutes).Vinicius (replaced in 72 ’). One more night, omnipresent and fun. Who more desire showed and who more unbalanced, also striving for pressure and withdrawal. Delmás will have nightmares with him. On a wall with James he began to settle his pending account, that of the goal.SubstitutionsNacho (entered 67 ’). He helped put up with the local blows since Luis Suarez left, especially in a quick intervention in 82 ’.Brahim (entered 72 ’). He saw Carvajal very well in the 0-4 play.Benzema (entered 72 ’). He pushed a shipment of Carvajal to meet the goal, which was resisted from Metalla, in mid-December. He crossed too much in 85 ’, looking for the double. The white pichichi is put on 17 targets.
Atlético was better in the first half and wasted several opportunitiesZidane’s courage paid off and Real Madrid was far superior in the secondMadrid beat Atlético at home in La Liga after six years and added their 21st unbeaten game Zidane won the game to Simeone The meeting was on the way to another ‘zero-race’, especially seeing the approach of both teams, very similar to the first leg in the Metropolitan and the final of the Super Cup. But suddenly, Zidane, like the good coaches, changed the scheme and was brave betting on Vinicius and Lucas Vázquez and retiring Isco and, surprisingly, Kroos, one of the best players so far. This, together with the change of Morata, who was being the best of his, for Lemar, ended up decanting the balance.Real Madrid opened the field and began to have depth thanks to the entry of Lucas and Vinicius. Valverde found its site and covered a multitude of meters with great round-trip wear. This forced Atlético to defend with more width. Simeone opted for superiority in the midfield, but lost all options against Morata. In a play initiated by Vinicius, he found the hole and left only Mendy, whose center to the heart of the area Benzema finished off to open the scoring.From there, Real Madrid was the owner of the game against an Atletico who could only run after the rapid circulation of the rival. Those of Zidane, infected after the goal with a dose of energy, were more aggressive without the ball and always took the second moves. Simeone tried with the entry of debutante Carrasco, but he was very alone in the attack. Then he tried to rectify with the entry of Camello, striker of the subsidiary, who never carried danger and almost did not touch the ball.The last ten minutes Real Madrid gathered a few meters further in order to steal and go against it. Atletico did not give for more and did not disturb a Courtois insurance. Again Zidane’s defense was imperial and left the goal back to zero. End of the game and with this victory the white team adds its 21st game followed without losing and consolidates its leadership, leaving the mattresses to thirteen points in the table.DATA SHEETREAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos (Vinicius, min. 46), Modric, Isco (Lucas Vázquez, min. 46); and Benzema.ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Llorente, Thomas (Camel, min. 74), Saúl, Vitolo (Carrasco, min. 70), Correa; and Morata (Lemar, min. 49).–GOAL:1 – 0, min. 56, Benzema.–REFEREE: Estrada Fernández (C. Catalán). He yellowed Simeone (min.40) for protesting, Felipe (min.66), Vrsaljko (min.80) at Atlético; and to Mendy (min. 84) and Casemiro (min. 88) at Real Madrid.–STADIUM: Santiago Bernabeu. 77,223 spectators–OBSERVATIONS: There was a minute of silence for the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the rest of the people who died in the accident that cost the life of the former Los Angeles Lakers player. Benzema celebrates Real Madrid’s goal in the Madrid derby. Image: EFE In football there is nothing written and everything is subject to change. This is what happened to Real Madrid, who left the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with an eleven of confidence, that of the Supercopa, with five midfielders and a single forward, but then, thanks to the success of Zidane, he muttered in his famous 4 -3-3 to overcome in all facets of the game an Atletico who not only says goodbye definitively to LaLiga, but also aims to be among the top four to continue opting to play the Champions League.In a very flat first part of Real Madrid, it was Atlético who carried the greatest danger to the rival goal. After a few minutes of dominance with the ball by those of Zidane, those of Simeone, faithful to their style of waiting well together to go against Morata as a stiletto, they were taking the pleasure to meet. The first occasions were rojiblancas: first with a shot from within the Vitolo area that Courtois caught; second with a shot that left touching Saul’s stick; and third with the launch to the stick of Correa.Atlético felt comfortable with and without the ball, while Real Madrid accumulated too many midfielders that prevented depth and vertical attack. Those of Zidane did not shoot between the three sticks throughout the first part and only had one occasion that went to limbo by Ramos in a rehearsed play well carried out by Kroos. Half an hour later, Casemiro and Morata were the protagonists of a play that ended the striker in the grass asking for a penalty. In the images it looks like the Brazilian gets in the position of the striker.
Sevilla and Espanyol tied for two goals in a duel that left one conclusion for each team and another for LaLiga in general. For the locals it was clear that Suso has come to be the protagonist and is willing to pull the car after the resignation of the alleged figures of the team. For Espanyol, that there is life beyond Raúl de Tomás since Abelardo has drawn up a plan that should lead to permanence at the end of the season. And for the world of football, there are assumptions of decisions taken after consulting the VAR that should not have been explained as is due to the protagonists of this invention called football. Goals1-0, 14 ‘: Lucas Ocampos, 1-1, 34 ‘: Embarba, 1-2, 49 ‘: Wu Lei, 2-2, 79 ‘: Suso Why the match was marked by the action of 1-1 of Espanyol. Lamb Vega had swallowed a clear lack of Sergi Gómez to Calleri susceptible to being direct red. González González urged his partner to review the play in case he considered it should be missing and red. The referee went to the monitor and decided to make a foul but not to expel Sergi Gómez, but to get yellow. The players of Espanyol did not explain why the defense of Sevilla was not expelled, while the locals did not understand that the referee was pulling on a middle road never explored to date. It is noted that the VAR only enters white or black plays, such as the foul and expulsion of Sergi Gómez, in the same way that, it seems, the referees can make use of the gray range.The foul was resolved with the goal of Embarba which matched the marking by Ocampos at a quarter of an hour The Argentine headed a magnificent pass from Suso that showed that the connection of former Milanese can give the Sevilla team a lot. However, Lopetegui’s were erased from the game and Espanyol advanced their pressure, finding the right prize for the draw and getting ahead on the scoreboard as soon as the second half began. Wu Lei took advantage of a calleri and, above all, the nth chain error of the Sevillist defense to put the parakeets ahead. The ships burned the Seville that found the exit to its obfuscation thanks to the double yellow of Víctor Sánchez. It was the left handed of Suso with a great shot from outside the area who rescued a point for the nerionenses, who cornered without luck to a Espanyol who clenched his teeth and resisted until the final whistle. CardsReferee: Adrián Cordero VegaVAR Referee: José Luis González GonzálezSergi Gómez (32 ‘, Yellow) Wu Lei (37 ‘, Yellow) Victor Sanchez (48 ‘, Yellow) Gudelj (57 ‘, Yellow) Victor Sanchez (68 ‘, Red) Marc Roca (83 ‘, Yellow ChangesNolith (45 ‘, Franco Vázquez), Gudelj (53 ‘, Reguilón), Luuk de Jong (64 ‘, Banega), Victor Gomez Perea (71 ‘, Wu Lei), Calero (73 ‘, Embarba), Ferreyra (81 ‘, Jonathan Calleri)
Are they prepared to beat Ajax?The team is fine. All available and relying on the work we are doing. We are convinced that we can play a great game tomorrow. We are looking forward to it.How does the wardrobe live and you in particular?I feel a huge pride in what this team is doing. We are doing great seasons and last year we arrived in Europe. We passed a phase and we are facing a historic tie. Every professional works to be able to live matches of this type someday. For many it is the first opportunity.How do you expect Ajax?All football fans have seen what they are capable of. On the offensive level they have great potential and the collective game interpret it perfectly. We will have many difficulties.Would you have preferred to play around in the Coliseum?The fact of being here is already incredible for us. You never know if it’s better this way or the other way around. We will try to make a great game and put Ajax in trouble. It must be us. In Amsterdam we will see next week.What would you consider a good result?A victory. Winning would be a good result. The time has come. Who is the favorite?Getafe is always a favorite. Just kidding. It is a very nice and interesting tie. Getafe is having a great season. Logically, the favorite is Ajax by History and by level. He is a historian accustomed to playing these qualifiers and last season he was semifinalist in the Champions League.The return will be in a stadium that bears the name of his idol. What do you think?Since childhood I was inspired by Johan Cruyff. I tried to imitate him as a child as a footballer and he was always my idol. As a coach he had the ability to get the most out of all the players he directed. Many of them did not have the talent it seemed, but he was able to maximize other virtues.Tadic talked about his hardness and some in Holland call him little Mourinho. Does it bother you?I was surprised by that qualifier. I don’t like being compared to anyone. I’m José Bordalás. We are used to labels. It is an intention to condition the referees and I hope it is not so. They are worried and that is good.What is the secret of this Getafe?The secret is work and passion. Never sink or relax.
The one from the City was a substitute for Lucas Hernández in Russia 2018 and although he spent several months without calling because of an injury, Deschamps had him on his last list. He was down for much of last season but in this course it has become unquestionable for Guardiola.Digne (Everton) After a bad season in Madrid, he went to Milan to redeem himself. And wow he has. In 24 games with the rossonero team he has scored 6 goals and has distributed two assists In addition to leaving great performances that have made it one of the great sensations of Serie A this season. He has never gone with the selection.Ferland Mendy (R. Madrid) Few are the voices to say that France is the big favorite to win the next European Championship. Finalist in 2016 and world champion in 2018, the deck of players that Deschamps manages to make his list of 23 players is of a superlative level. A great example of this is the left side. The French coach must decide between six first level options to attend the next continental tournament.Lucas Hernández (Bayern) He was the starter in the last World Cup, where he rendered, like the whole team, at an excellent level. Bayern paid 80 million to Atlético de Madrid last summer but it has not taken a place in eleven. The young Candiense Alphonse Davies has taken the left side of Bayern and Alaba has become central by removing Lucas any option to start.Theo Hernández (Milan) After entering the list of Euro 2016, he stayed out of the World Cup after his bad season at Barcelona. After his march to Everton, Digne has become one of the best sides of the Premier being unquestionable for Ancelotti.Kurzawa (PSG) The Madrid side has been left out of the last three lists of Deschamps. Even so, Mendy is playing at a very high level, she has taken Marcelo’s position and has uncovered as one of the best defensive sides in Europe, very difficult to overcome in one on one.Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) The PSG has been much of the season injured but whenever he has been 100% he has played in the French champion, ahead even of Bernat. It has been almost two years without being summoned to the selection.
“He was maybe the first a hundred percent complete skilled, who did the whole lot from the racket stringing to physiotherapy and food plan. I’ve nice esteem and for me he stays one in all the finest coaches in the world. At the moment, Novak Djokovic is the one who does it finest and Iván was one thing like a pioneer in that regard “, stated the German on the event of the 60th birthday of the Czech participant.In his profession as a participant, Lendl led the world rankings for 270 weeks, successful eight Grand Slam, whereas in his stage as coach, he led Briton Andy Murray to get three Grand Slam and two Olympic gold medals, along with directing the German Alexander Zverev, with whom nonetheless, he was not working greater than a yr. The German extenista Boris Becker thought of that one in all his former rivals, Ivan Lendl, was “the first complete tennis participant a hundred percent” and “one thing like a pioneer” in his sport, and famous that as well as, after his profession as a participant, he’s “one in all the finest coaches in the world.”
The coronavirus crisis has put elite sport on hold. All the great world championships are paralyzed due to the evolution of the pandemic, but in remote corners of the planet the ball still rolls. It’s more, football fans have become fond of these small tournaments and now AS will offer them live and completely free of charge on its website.The Belarusian League and the League of Tajikistan can be followed live through this portal, through which the two days that take place this weekend will be seen in their entirety.In Belarus, the first three days have already been played, with full victories for the Energetik-BGU. They follow, three points away, the Slutsk and the Minsk. In Tajikistan, for the moment, only the first date of the championship has been played, which left a sonorous thrashing of the Istiqlol (Super Cup champion) on the Dushanbe 83, thanks to a stellar performance by Dzhalilov. He Khujand, another of the great favorites, and the Khatlon They also closed their match with triumph. If it does not seem enough to you to enjoy this football in quarantine time, at AS we give you seven reasons why to get hooked on the Tajik sport and talk to one of its protagonists, Suleymanov. The Belarusian League has an old acquaintance, such as BATE Borisov, and here you can consult the guide of the 16 teams in the competition.These are the matches that can be followed in AS:Belarusian LeagueSaturday, April 1115:00: Torpedo BelAZ Zhodino-Energetik BGU17:00: Gorodeya-Dinamo Minsk MenSunday, April 1214:00: FC Minsk-BATE Borisov16:00: Smolevichi-Schachtor18:00: Dinamo Brest-Isloch Minsk RaionMonday, April 1316:30: Slaviya Moozyr-Rukh BrestTajikistan LeagueSaturday, April 1115:00: Lokomotiv Pamir-Dushanbe 83Sunday, April 1213:00 Istiklol-FC CSKA13:00 Khujand-Khatlon
THREE-TIME champion jockey Dane Nelson highlighted the year’s first Sunday meet at Caymanas Park yesterday with three winners to assume the lead from Omar Walker in the jockeys’ standings.Having booted home two winners in NUCLEAR AFFAIR and DOC HOLIDAY on Saturday, Nelson improved his tally yesterday with wins aboard 4-5 favourite DWAYNE STAR for trainer Patrick Lynch in the opening race over the straight; followed up aboard even-money favourite WILL IN CHARGE for trainer Robert Pearson in the sixth over a mile; and closed out the triple aboard 4-1 chance EL NUMERO UNO for trainer Lawrence Freemantle in the closing race over 1300 metres.Nelson, who is popularly called ‘The Warrior Chief’, pushed his early-season tally to nine wins – two clear of four-time champion Walker, who rode one winner at the back-to-back meets, LITTLE BIG HORN at 2-1 in division one of the Mercury Sprint on Saturday.OPPORTUNITY MISSEDNelson missed the opportunity to make it a four-timer yesterday when odds-on favourite EDISON was beaten in a driving finish by the front-running 5-2 chance FORCE DE JOUR and RED FLAG in the overnight allowance coming a trifle late.Champion for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014, Nelson said he is happy with his form following a stint in North America in the second half of 2015.”I learnt a lot riding abroad, and this has enhanced the quality of my riding. Despite a recent spill which resulted in a broken nose, I am in very good physical shape right now, and as long as I get good rides, (I) will be constantly among the winners,” said the popular jockey.Meanwhile, 4-5 favourite MIRACLE STAR ran on strongly to win the City of Kingston Centenary Cup feature over a mile for $550,000-$500,000 claiming horses. Trained by Patrick Chang, the seven-year-old son of Miracle Man-Irish Star was ridden by Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry, who had a second winner on the card in 5-2 chance REGGAE GOLD.The mayor of Kingston, Angella Brown-Burke, was on hand to present the Centenary Cup to the connections of MIRACLE STAR.
Fresh off their first win, Jamaica Scorpions will today take aim at Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the third round of the WICB First-Class Championship at Queen’s Park Oval.Parading a win-and-loss record, the Scorpions are fourth in the standings on 18 points, five less than their third-place opponents, who have so far registered a win and draw.”They are always a tough opponent, this Trinidad team, however, we just have to build on our last effort,” said Jamaica coach Junior Bennett, which saw his troops defeat the Windward Islands Volcanoes by 30 runs at Sabina Park last weekend.He has also listed batting as the team’s primary concern heading into the encounter.The team, which has been out of the title race from early for the past two seasons, has failed to post a 200-plus total more than once from the start of the campaign, which has seen them bat on four occasions.This resulted in them submitting to a 10 wickets defeat to Barbados Pride in Barbados before recovering somewhat from a second-innings nightmare of 25 for seven to post 128 against the Windwards.Jamaica made 259 in the first innings of that encounter, while against Barbados, the scores were 189 and 187.The national selectors, headed by Wavell Hinds, and including Robert Haynes, Wayne Lewis, Delroy Morgan and, Cleveland Davidson, have made two changes to their squad of 13 in a bid to arrest the batting conundrum.They have added the experienced Tamar Lambert, as well as former Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain, wicketkeeper-turn-batsman Devon Thomas.replacementsThe duo replaces Carlton Baugh Jr and Brandon King and is expected to battle for a place in the starting 11 with West Indieswicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, who, despite participating in the national trials, was left out of the team for the opening two rounds.Trinidad, in the meanwhile, will be hoping to leapfrog second-place Barbados Pride, who have 25 points, and are trailing leaders Guyana Jaguars by 10 points. The Red Force defeated the Leeward Islands in their first match-up before holding Barbados to a draw at Kensington Oval. They have made three changes from their outing with Barbados. Out goes captain and all-rounder Rayad Emrit, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, and batsman Evin Lewis, while in come batsmen Jason Mohammed and Jeremy Solozano, and seamer Marlon Richards. Former youth captain, all-rounder Yannick Ottley has been named captain.