Bayern Munich sign Valencia’s Juan Bernat

first_img Bernat only had one year remaining on his contract at the Mestalla, and talks over a new deal were rumoured to have broken down in May. “I’m really looking forward to appearing in a team with players like Lahm, Neuer, Schweinsteiger, Robben and Ribéry and having Pep Guardiola as coach.  The German champions confirmed the news via a press release on their website: Upd. at 18:43 Sport EN Bernat, 21, has started his career as a winger, but recently dropped back into defence and has looked impressive there over the past 12 months in la Liga. 07/07/2014 “I’ll give everything I have for this club to succeed.” “The 1.72m tall defender underwent a medical in Munich and subsequently signed a five-year contract keeping him at Germany’s most successful club until 30 June 2019.  “I’m delighted at the opportunity to play for this huge club in the future,” Bernat said after signing his new contract.  CEST “Bayern Munich have today completed the signing of Spain U-21 international Juan Bernat from FC Valencia.  “FC Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and the world.  Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Valencia left-back Juan Bernat. “The player moves for an undisclosed fee.”last_img read more

Benitez explains James Rodriguez’s omission from Madrid side

first_img “Those that have a lot of experience in football know that after a World Cup or a Copa America, players have some time off, which is good for them,” Benitez said.  CEST Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has explained his reason for leaving James Rodriguez on the bench for the game against Sporting Gijon last Sunday, a decision which took many people by surprise.  28/08/2015 Upd. at 18:59 “So it was a technical decision. He’s a great player, important for us, as is Isco and everyone else. To generate a debate when a player has arrived late is not necessary, it doesn’t mean the manager gets on badly with one player or another.”  EFE “James joined [pre-season training] later than the rest, so he has had less preparation [for the new season] than his teammates.  Benitez also praised the manner in which James accepted being left out. Questions were asked after James posted a message on social media saying he was in top physical condition.last_img read more

Real Madrid to test themselves ahead of league opener

first_img Upd. at 21:54 Cristiano Ronaldo, Keylor Navas and Pepe are all still sidelined, as they will be for the clash against the team from San Sebastian at the weekend, so the French manager is expected to start the team that could debut in La Liga. 16/08/2016 CEST A minor opponent that will serve for Zidane to make some final experiments and to test the fitness of Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale, who both joined pre-season training just 10 days ago. Real Madrid take on French team Stade Reims on Tuesday night, in the poorly treated Santiago Bernabeu trophy, that the club organises whenever they feel like.center_img The only doubt is Karim Benzema, who again missed training on Tuesday with the suspicious hip soreness that is taking longer than expected to heal. Alejandro Alcazar ‘Los Blancos’ have wished to recall their first European Cup triumph with the invitation of the same opposition that they faced in that final 60 years ago (a 4-3 win for the Spaniards), a team that currently finds itself in the French second division. It will be the final test for Zinedine Zidane’s men before they start their 2016/17 league campaign, with a visit to the always tricky Anoeta stadium, to face Real Sociedad.last_img read more

Iniesta: “The dream is to win the World Cup again”

first_img David Rubio IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 22:22 On Lopetegui’s exit, Iniesta didn’t want to say too much. “It’s a moment we want to leave behind us. It wasn’t comfortable for anybody but we’re now focused on what’s ahead and that’s what we’ve done. We don’t have any doubts over the change in coach. We have the confidence in what we’ve done and and we’re ready to move forward. For that reason the match against Portugal wasn’t easy but the team showed its personality and confidence again. Tomorrow we have an uncomfortable match but a victory would put us in a good place for the group.” 19/06/2018 Iniesta also has a dream. “Sports stars always dream about the ultimate prize which would be to win the World Cup again. I’m aware that it’s a difficult task, we’ve worked really hard and above that, we dream about the short term and long term goals. Tomorrow is another final. If we win, we’re in a good place when it comes to the group. From there we can think of more important stuff and, if God allows it, we’ll keep going forward.” Iniesta: “Lo máximo sería volver a ganar el Mundial” CEST Andres Iniesta appeared in front of the media today ahead of Spain’s match against Iran on Wednesday. The midfielder started off by valuing the solid defensive work of the team under new coach Hierro. “Defensively we have a good team regardless of who plays. That is where I always appreciate the work of all the players. Football is a collective game and in each area we need to value the work of the entire team. It’s a collective task to find the right balance, to know where and when to pressure opponents and when and how to defend. Individually we have the best defensive players in the world and that gives you certain guarantees.”last_img read more

Ajax 1-1 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo hits important away goal

first_img Árbitro 10/04/2019  “At half-time the coach said we should keep going the way we were playing, and just improve on some little details. We should then get more chances, score the equalizer and maybe also the winner.” Incidencias IN SPORT.ES Jurgen Ekkelenkamp was denied for Ajax towards the end, while Douglas Costa hit the post. El Ajax deja viva a una Juve pobre y ramplona Johan Cruyff Arena. 50.390 espectadores. Ajax 1-1 0-1 M. 45 Cristiano Ronaldo. 1-1 M. 46 Neres. “If we play the way we did in Madrid, with a lot of courage, then we have a big chance of winning. We’ve done well so far in the Champions League, and we’re not done yet,” said Frenkie de Jong. Goles Onana; Veltman, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Van de Beek, De Jong; Ziyech, Schone (Ekkelenkamp, 75′), David Neres; Tadic. Del Cerro Grande (España). T.A.: Tagliafico (41′), De Jong (55′), Schone (71′), Ekkelenkamp (94′) / Pjanic (83”). Juventus AJA Ajax should have beaten Juventus but Cristiano Ronaldo’s 125th Champions League goal earned the Old Lady a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam. JUV Ronaldo sent Juve ahead with a diving header from Portuguese compatriot Joao Cancelo’s cross in the first half. MATCH FACTS Champions League However early in the second David Neres curled home the equaliser. Szczesny; Joao Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Álex Sandro; Bentacur, Pjanic, Matuidi (Dybala, 75′); Bernardeschi (Khedira, 93′), Mandzukic (Douglas Costa, 60′), Cristiano Ronaldo. C. F. Sainz Upd. on 11/04/2019 at 00:19 CESTlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho criticizes the critics

first_imgAdvertisement jxzdpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5jeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebjs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1x22Would you ever consider trying this?😱jse2spCan your students do this? 🌚l13v0Roller skating! 26b46See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more3bjchBody tricks that only special people can do pt-16onHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies4v6A visualization of how Karma works 5zeuogjonqPowered by Firework After Marouane Fellaini’s last-minute winner against Young Boys secured Manchester United’s last-16 spot in the Champions League, a visibly excited Jose Mourinho was seen throwing a drinks bottle holder into the ground as emotions got the better of him.Advertisement After the match was over, the Portuguese manager took a dig against his critics at the post-match press conference:Advertisement “Let me send a message to my lovers and let me say that I’ve played Champions League for 14 years and I’ve qualified 14 times.”“The two years where I didn’t play in the Champions League, I won the Europa League twice.Advertisement “So in 16 years, 14 times I qualify and twice I play Europa League and I won. So just curiosity for my lovers and the lovers of the stats.”When asked to sum up his night on the touchline, the United manager took another opportunity to respond to criticism aimed at him.“We don’t score enough goals but it is not just about Marcus, it’s about us as a team,” he added. “It is very difficult for us to score goals.“But Marcus makes the movement, makes the runs, works hard when he does and doesn’t have the ball and I can never blame a player because of missing chances.“Can myself or another manager have a reaction or frustration? Can I have on the touchline, where not a lot of the ones that comment on football have been? Not many of them were there.”“It’s much more comfortable than being on the touchline like us managers are.“I’m pretty sure that a proper football manager would never criticise another one for emotional reaction on the touchline because it’s deja vu. For the ones that have a nice life, it’s different.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Feeding TigerSharks

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Trent lives by the sword

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Kaye blitzes the field

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As big as Everest

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