Samu Saiz is the only one who has managed to ‘copy’ Stuani

first_imgSamu Saiz arrived in the summer market arousing great enthusiasm among the fans of Girona. The injuries have not allowed him to have excessive continuity, but now is in a good way and wait, if Martí trusts him, seize the opportunity. So far, the attacker has played 18 League matches this course and He has scored a bit (the one who gave the win against Huesca, 1-0) and distributed two assists. Of course, we have to go back to day 21, in the match against Mirandés (0-3) to see its last title. There are only eight scorersIn Girona there is ‘Stuanidependencia’ because the rest of the players in the squad are just contributing in the scoring aspect. Such is so, that The rojiblanco team only has eight players who have scored at least one goal. And in this aspect, only two Second teams have their goals distributed less: Malaga (seven) and Las Palmas (six). Stuani has 22 goals and is followed Borja García (four), Marc Gual (four), who left the entity in winter to sign for Madrid Castilla, Àlex Granell (two), Gerard Gumbau (one), Aday Benítez (one), Samu Saiz (one) and Jonathan Soriano (one). Players like Gallar and Brandon (arrived in winter) have not yet been released. Cristhian Stuani will not play on Saturday against Ponferradina and Pep Lluís Martí already ponders how to supply him. Without the Uruguayan, the rojiblanco team is less fearsome at the offensive level (it has achieved 22 of the 36 that Girona accumulates), but the level of confidence of the workforce is high and dynamic, also since they chain four days without falling. Waiting to know how Jonathan Soriano evolves from his injury and if he is available to play or not, the option that the coach likes most to receive the Ponferradina is to place Brandon of ‘9’ and Samu Saiz hook. The latter does a few days that he has tried to take a step forward and is the only one who has managed to copy, in a way, Stuani.The goal in Girona is Stuani’s business, without a doubt, and such is its importance that has marked this course in 11 of the 12 victories of the Girona team. The only one in which his goals were not needed was in the duel against Huesca on day 27. On that occasion it was Samu Saiz who, with his goal in the 94th minute, gave the three points to the rojiblancos. It was the first time, and for now the only one, in which a football player other than Stuani scored and Girona won. Hence, without the Uruguayan against Ponferradina, other players must take responsibility. Samu Saiz should be one of them because he already knows the way to do it.last_img read more

Coco Gauff makes history: enters the Top-50 at 15

first_imgAmerican teenage sensation Coco Gauff made her prime 50 debut in the up to date WTA rankings launched on Monday, turning into the first 15-year-old in 15 years to realize the feat.Learn extra: Coco Gauff continues to make historical past in girls’s tennis. At 15, the younger American tennis participant seems this week for first time in his profession in the Prime-50 of the WTA rating.Gauff climbs two locations in the standings and this week seems in the WTA rating at place 49 with 1,082 factors, forward of different excellent rackets of the circuit like Katerina Siniakova or Su-Wei Hsieh. – Day by day Belief (@daily_trust) February 25, 2020The American appears paid to quantity 15, since, at fifteen, she is the youngest participant to achieve these privilege positions after that Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva did it virtually 15 years in the past in August 2015, based on the Day by day Belief portal. This climb will permit Guff to entry the last desk of main tournaments, the place he’ll proceed to climb positions in the standings.last_img read more

Peiró, Collar and the infernal wing

first_img“I knew when I put a ball that Collar was going to arrive, just as he knew that I was going to receive the ball to the place that would unmark me with the magic touch of Collar,” Peiró himself recalled in that report. Collar added speed and dribble to his stride. Perfect team. “Skilled, fast and with a refined technique, Joaquín Peiró handled leather like no one else and with both feet, although he was right-handed. To his great vision of the game he added an extraordinary sense of goal, “Pablo Mialdea, a historical journalist from AS, once defined him.”In the 1955-56 season, the historical partnership between Collar and Peiró began to forge, the one that would be baptized as the ‘Infernal Wing’ of Atlético. The left mattress band had names and surnames, two vertical players who were perfectly intertwined and who were the nightmare of the rival defenses, “AS Color reviewed in a comprehensive report: Collar, the Kid from the infernal wing. A couple broken by CalciumBefore the departure from Peiró to Torino (“I didn’t leave, they sold me”, he always repeated, and so it was, in an Atlético drowned economically, who had already bought the land on which the Manzanares would be built, then Vicente Calderón, needed to sell to pay wages; and Torino appeared, and paid 25 million pesetas from then (150,000 euros) that at Greyhound of Four Roads He took it to Calcium, he allowed his teammates to charge and the club to breathe). Together they won two Spanish Cups (1960 and 1961) and one European Cup Winners’ Cup (1962). They also reached two runners-up in Ligaa (1958 and 1961), in the Cup (1956) and in the semifinals of the European Cup (1959). Joaquín Peiró and Enrique Collar made history together, the two become one, the ‘hell wing’, in Atlético in the seasons 1955-56 and 1962-63. Collar, historical captain, the one who wore the bracelet the most seasons, ten, told how the nickname had arisen. “It is something that came from Brazil. Some players from there, who had a lot of category, saw Joaquín and I play, and they said it was a hellish band because of the speed at which we moved the ball. This came to Spain through the press and has already remained forever as an appellation, “he recalled in the magazine. Life in rojiblanco. De Peiró, who died yesterday in Madrid, at 84 years old, what stood out was his stride. Hence his nickname: The Greyhound of Four Roads. The old Metropolitan filled with races. last_img read more

Pedrosa, the LaLiga sprinter

first_imgValverdeReal Madrid35.06 Ferran T.Valencia34.91 RunnerEquipmentSpeed There is a lineage of players for whom the final sprint is not only that section of the championship that is still in the air due to the coronavirus. They are soccer players so athletic they would be capable of contesting a few meters to Usain Bolt himself, on whose world record he used a average speed of 37.58 kilometers per hour. And, among those hares, the king is Adrià Pedrosa.The side of Espanyol, with una point of 35.11 km / hour, is the sprinter of LaLiga, the fastest footballer in the 27 days that have been played, just ahead of Real Madrid’s Fede Valverde and Hernani Jorge Santos of Levante, the only ones capable of reaching 35 km / hour according to data from the competition itself. Pedrosa also establishes with this record the speed record in the history of Espanyol, at least since technology allows saving this type of figures. PedrosaSpanish35.11 M. LlorenteAthletic34.9 Óscar R.Leganes34.95 Not a month ago, On February 27, Pedrosa was measured in Cornellà with one of the few players who exceed his speed: the attacker from Wolverhampton Adama Traoré. The one of L’Hospitalet is the Premier League sprinter with 36.2 km / hour, which shows that there is always room for improvement.The fastest in LaLiga It is not by chance, and not by his last name (it has nothing to do with the biker), since the same day of his debut, on November 1, 2018 in the Copa del Rey against Cádiz, the left-handed already established the best parrot brand ever with 35.03 km / hour. And his rise to fame occurred in the Espanyol-Atlético de Madrid last year, on May 4, when ran 87.8 meters with the ball glued to the foot until it ended causing an own goal by Diego Godín. Pau TorresVillarreal34.93 HernaniI raised35last_img read more

Vinicius: “Everyone knows that the Real Madrid shirt weighs”

first_imgVinicius Junior left a message full of madridismo on his Twitter today. It was after one of his followers praised him: “How VInicius looks at the Real Madrid shield. He knows the importance and weight that this shield has and there is no better way to defend it than to leave everything on the field. Vini does it”, The user wrote with a photo of the attacker celebrating his decisive goal in the last Clásico. Vinicius read it and replied: “We are the largest in the world and everyone knows that this shirt weighs. Until the end. HALA MADRID.” The phrases were quickly received by Real Madrid with more responses in support of Rio de Janeiro.Vinicius was in a great moment until the competition stopped. Flamengo’s ex he excelled in matches as important as Manchester City and Barcelona. As AS recounted, he is now at home exercising a minimum of three and a half hours each day of the week. He does it in morning and evening sessions.last_img read more

Dacres bags gold, Dwyer breaks Quarrie’s record

first_imgJAMAICA’S medal tally went up by two at the Pan American Games in Toronto yesterday.Fedrick Dacres won gold in the men’s discus while it was bronze for Roxroy Cato in the men’s 400 metres hurdles.The day was also highlighted by a massive personal best and Games record 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals of the men’s 200 metres by Rasheed Dwyer. He became the second-fastest man in the event this year behind world leader Justin Gatlin with times of 19.57 and 19.68.Yesterday’s two medals pushed Jamaica’s tally at the Games to five, including three gold.Dacres had a best of 64.80m on his third attempt yesterday. Brazil’s Ronald Juliiao took silver with 64.65m, with bronze going to American Russ Wiger, 62.64m.Dwyer, the Commonwealth Games champion, took full advantage of the maximum allowable wind limit of 2.0 metres per second to win his heat and advance to the final. His time erased the 1971 mark of 19.86 set by the great Donald Quarrie in Cali, Colombia. Earlier, Jason Livermore finished down the track and failed to advance to the semi-finals.Cato was third in the 400m hurdles final in 48.72 seconds. Jeffrey Gibson of The Bahamas won in a personal best 48.51 ahead of Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson, 48.67.Jamaica’s Leford Green was sixth in 49.42.Ricardo Cunningham finished fourth in 800m final in 1:48.65 while Jowayne Hibbert was eighth in 1:49.24. Clayton Murphy of the United States captured the gold in 1:47.19.In the women’s 400m final, Chrisann Gordon (51.75) and Anastasia Leroy (52.05) were fourth and fifth, respectively. American Kendall Baisden won gold in 51.27 ahead of teammate Shakima Wimbley, 51.36. The bronze medal went to St Vincent’s Kineke Alexander, 51.60.Yesterday also saw the first two rounds of the women’s 200m. Both Simone Facey and Kerron Stewart finished second in their semi-finals. Stewart clocked 22.72 in her heat behind American Kaylin Whitney, 22.68. Facey clocked 22.64 behind Angela Tenorio of Ecuador, who won in 22.59.last_img read more

JC overpowers Hydel – Defending Champs on verge of Manning Cup semis

first_img TODAY’S GAMES: Denham Town 1 St Jago 1 Jamaica College 3 Hydel 1 Bridgeport vs STATHS 1 p.m. @ Constant Spring Charlie Smith vs Kingston College 3 p.m. @ Constant Spring FEELING GOOD YESTERDAY’S RESULTS When pushed, reigning ISSA/Flow Manning Cup holders Jamaica College (JC) responded like true champions, showing composure and depth in quality to overcome a stout Hydel High challenge to win 3-1 at the Prison Oval playing field in Spanish Town, yesterday. The champions now lead Group I on six points, courtesy of two wins from as many games and seem set for yet another semi-final spot, with only a game against lowly St Jago remaining. Hydel is second, on three points, with a game against Denham Town remaining. JC began the contest by applying high pressure on the Hydel defence, though it was Hydel who took the first shot at goal through former Under-17 standout Nicholas Nelson, who forced the JC keeper into a save. The Dark Blues settled in the game without many ball possession, but forced Hydel into defensive errors, with Chavany Willis slicing home a powerful shot into the Hydel net in the 25th minute, which took their defence off guard. Five minutes later, Tray McKay drew the Ferry-based school level at 1-1 from a direct counter attack, which ended in a tap in by the Hydel attacker in the 30th minute. Duhaney Williams swung the game back in JC’s way 11 minutes later (36th) by firing past a lapse Hydel defence from a JC corner kick. Forward Donovan Dawkins finished off Hydel’s hopes of a late equaliser when he climbed beautifully to head home a powerful 82nd minute goal, to secure all three JC points. The scorer was subbed on in the second half along with the clever Tyreek Magee, who added much attacking impetus to the JC team. “I feel good to come on and score. It’s been a long time I haven’t come on and win a game for my school, but I feel really good to help out my team,” Dawkins revealed. “It’s my third goal this season,” the player, who has won two Manning Cup titles, and scored the lone goal which decided the Manning Cup final last year, told The Gleaner. Hydel’s coach Donovan Duckie said JC did their homework on his team and knew their deficiencies, noting that his team “could have done better scouting of JC”, as well. Meanwhile, in the day’s curtain-raiser Denham Town held on for a 1-1 draw with St Jago High at the same venue, despite having a controversial goal disallowed.last_img read more

T&T hires Saintfiet with ultimatum

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Well-travelled Belgian Tom Saintfiet was yesterday appointed head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national side but could be sacked after just two games in charge if he does not keep the twin-island republic in contention for the World Cup finals.The 43-year-old was announced by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association as the replacement for Stephen Hart, who was fired last month after the country’s poor start to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round.Saintfiet, who has already coached in multiple countries, will be in charge of the national side for their two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Mexico next March, and TTFA president David John Williams said he would be held to a very high standard for those two encounters.”He came highly recommended as well. He worked in difficult situations in Africa and we feel he can do the job for us,” John-Williams told a media conference here.”I will also tell you this, if he doesn’t get the job done on the 24th and 28th of March [2017], he will be looking for a job, and I make no apologies for saying that.”We are very serious because if we don’t get the result on the 24th and on the 28th of March, we may as well kiss our campaign goodbye.”NEAR THE BOTTOMTrinidad lie one from bottom in the six-team final round without a point after losing both their opening games last month.They went down 2-0 at home to Costa Rica on November 11, and four days later, suffered a 3-1 defeat to Honduras away in San Pedro Sula at the Estadio OlÌmpico Metropolitano.Hart, who led the squad for three and a half years, paid the price with his job and John-Williams argued that results was the nature of professional football.”Football and professional sport is a brutal game,” he pointed out. “World Cup qualifying, it’s about results and getting to the World Cup. If the results don’t go your way, you have to do something different.”Saintfiet has coached extensively in Africa, leading Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Togo and Malawi, as well as a stint with Asian nation Bangladesh.Facing the media for the first time, he praised Trinidad and Tobago as a country with a “huge history” but with a “more huge future”, and said he believed he could play a role in advancing the national programme.He said he also believed T&T could still rescue their World Cup dream of reaching Russia 2018.”I believe it’s possible. Two games have been played. We are in fifth position and we have to be in the top three or if needed, to be in the fourth position for the playoffs but they are still eight games to go,” Saintfiet said.last_img read more

Brown hoping to hit golf’s top mark

first_imgNational junior golfer, Tristan Brown, despite dominating with 15 consecutive wins over the last two years, is looking to continue his transition as a champion golfer.The former Dunrobin Prep student was unbeatable on the local circuit between age 11-12.Now a 13-year-old Jamaica College student, Brown says he is looking to continue winning tournaments locally and regionally.”I have been playing at the national level for two years. I made the team for those two years and it’s been a good experience going around and playing golf at a high level,” Brown shared in an interview.The quiet but outstanding young golfer has made his name as an elite junior golfer.Brown, while not playing at his best, was again in command to card a comfortable victory at the recent SANTA charity golf tournament.He won the Boys Red tees category with a score of 84.”I can do better. It has been a good experience for those two years, and I hope to improve always,” he told The Gleaner.Brown, who keeps notching up win after win, will have no time to settle as he is expected to travel overseas for a tournament early next year.Ahead of match four in the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) series, which could land him yet another title, the JC student notes that he is putting in the work at every opportunity.”At JC; there is a little golf range for my benefit of practising because from school to the golf course, it takes a lot of time to travel, so I got a little group together who have a little passion to practise, and get better,” Brown outlined.The youngster will turn his attention to the national trials soon, a challenge that he hopes will help his game improve.”I would like to see my game playing under par, 60s golf and being focused all through and not making simple mistakes,” said Brown.”It takes a lot of work, early Saturday mornings, and mental strength, and a lot of playing. The persons in my age group now, from last year they have improved, they have better scores so I am moving on to the age 14-16 age group next year and I want to be on top of this age group,” he added.last_img read more

WI can beat England, says Mohammed

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Jason Mohammed believes West Indies have sent a strong signal to their detractors they can compete against world class sides like England, despite their defeat in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series.The 30-year-old right-hander was the standout performer at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here with a maiden ODI half-century as West Indies went down by 45 runs in the encounter on Friday after being asked to chase 297 for victory.”I thought we played a very good game of cricket,” the Trinidadian told reporters.”I know probably not much people gave us a chance before this game but I think we played really well and showed that as a young team coming in, that we can compete with England and most importantly, we can win games.”The second One-Day International will be played today, starting at 8:30 a.m. (Jamaica time).England captain Eoin Morgan stroked an excellent 107 to rally his side, after fast bowler Shannon Gabriel had stunned the visitors with two early strikes to leave them on 29 for two in the eighth over.In reply, West Indies fought back from 39 for three in the 12th over courtesy of Mohammed’s top score of 72 off 91 balls.He put on 69 for the fourth wicket with Shai Hope (31) and a further 82 for the fifth wicket with Carter, to steer West Indies to 190 for four in the 39th over.But once Carter perished in the deep, the innings lost energy, and the Windies were all out for 251 in the 48th over.Mohammed, who was seventh out in the 42nd over, said losing Hope and Carter had been the turning point in the run chase especially since the lower order failed to fire.”We were in the game right through. I think with myself and Shai and then Carter, we had a really good partnership and then losing the both of them kind of pulled back the momentum … so that was the changing point in our chase,” Mohammed explained.GOOD CHANCE”I think we had a good chance at chasing but the two guys (Hope and Carter) coming and getting out and then our power-hitters – the captain (Jason Holder) and Carlos (Brathwaite) – didn’t get off so I think that was a crucial part in the game.”The personal achievement for Mohammed came in only his third ODI and his first international appearance in two years, and he said he was still feeling in good nick from last month’s Regional Super50.”We just came off our regional tournament and I had a very good one. [I was] coming in here with a lot of confidence knowing I had some good form and some good innings behind me,” the Trinidadian said.”But they are world class bowlers and it was always going to be a tough job but I think I played pretty well in the end and that’s the reason I got 50-odd.”last_img read more