Atlético sharpens its crisis with a draw at home against Leganés

first_imgBefore a well-planted Leganés in defense, it took 23 minutes for Simeone to shoot for the first time on goal, in an action in which Ángel Correa picked up a good Lodi center to finish off the crossbar. Thus, they were entrusted to the counterattack to try to surprise; in one of them, in 36, Morata yielded to the Argentine, who returned it to the second post so that the Madrid striker himself put together a volley that Cuellar cleared.Without goals and with a shameful end The development of the game did not convince the ‘Cholo’, who moved the bench to enter Vitolo by Marcos Llorente after intermission. The canary, in fact, had the first clear chance of the resumption, but it was not understood with Correa when both were planted before the cucumber goal.Nerves began to feel in the stands of the Metropolitan Wanda, which sighed relieved when Javier Aguirre’s were about to advance in a rebound hunted by Recio on the front; Savic deflected the corner kick from the Málaga midfielder.Against prognosis, it was the colista of LaLiga Santander that more and better reached the rival area, and his confidence was increasing by the passing of the minutes. With the entry of Guido Carrillo, Aguirre showed the cards in search of giving the bell.Atlético only tuned in the last quarter of an hour. He began to arrive with more danger, and even claimed two possible penalties on Vitolo and Felipe that Mateu Lahoz did not perceive. A deflected foul kick by Saul and a header up from Saponjic sealed a final starring the surprising expulsion of the ‘Pichu’ Cuellar, who saw the second yellow for wasting time in 93 and forced Jonathan Silva to play under the last sticks minutesThe expulsion of the goalkeeper fueled the tension of the duel, which exploded when he tipped a ‘colleja’ to Morata after an exchange of words, and even the ‘Cholo’ jumped into the field in shameful last minutes that ended the ‘Pichu’ in the ground after a push from Saponjic. The marker, however, no longer moved.DATA SHEETATHLETIC OF MADRID: Oblak; Vrsaljko (Saponjic, min. 88), Felipe, Savic, Lodi; Correa (Herrera, min. 62), Llorente (Vitolo, min. 46), Thomas, Saul; João Felix and Morata.LEGANESE CD: Cuéllar; Rosales, Bustinza, Awaziem, Omeruo, Jonathan Silva; Recio, Eraso (Aitor, min. 61), Rodrigues (Carrillo, min. 78); Roque Mesa and Braithwaite (Óscar Rodríguez, min. 89).– ARBITRATOR: Mateu Lahoz (C. Valencian). He admonished Awaziem (min.11) and Eraso (min.55), Roque Mesa (min.89) and Recio (min.92) by Leganés and Savic (min.96) by Atlético. He sent a double yellow to Cuéllar (min. 76 and 93).– STADIUM: Wanda Metropolitano. 52,767 spectators. Those of Simeone link their fourth consecutive game without winning Atlético de Madrid has not passed the draw against CD Leganés this Sunday in the Wanda Metropolitano (0-0), evidencing its crisis of results in its fourth consecutive game without winning, in a match in which those of Simeone took to react before a cucumber set that was not daunted in the red and white coliseum.The defeat in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, the league stumble against Eibar (2-0) and the very hard elimination against Cultural Leonesa have weighed in the spirits of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone, who when they woke up from their lethargy before him until today LaLiga colista was already too much part.Those of Javier Aguirre offered intensity, bravery and impudence to take the prize of leaving the ‘red lantern’, now in the hands of Espanyol with their same 15 points. Meanwhile, Atlético is left with 36 units in fourth place, which could be lost depending on the Getafe result.On a day when the fog that flooded the Metropolitan gradually dissipated, the great mystery was resolved as soon as the meeting began. The fans ‘forgave’ the Cup debacle and received the team with applause and chanting the name of their coach. What happened in the Kingdom of León was forgotten for the moment.But without a doubt, the surprise of the day had a name and surname: Sime Vrsaljko. The physical problems of Santiago Arias and the fact that Kieran Trippier is not yet recovered led the ‘Cholo’ to bet on the Croatian, who 20 months later returned to dress rojiblanco after overcoming a serious knee injury and after his assignment in the Inter.In spite of the novelties, the rojiblanco picture returned to look thick, without ideas in attack, something of which it has suffered in the last times. He only reacted after a few first notices from the visiting team, which tested Oblak twice before the quarter hour.First it was Kevin Rodrigues, recovered from a head crash in a jump with Vrsaljko a few minutes earlier, who tested the Slovenian goalkeeper with a low shot that he broke with a saving hand. Only three minutes later, the mattress goalkeeper avoided Braithwaite’s goal with his left foot.last_img read more

Official: Dembélé operates on Tuesday in Finland

first_imgIt will not be the first visit of Blaugrana players that Orava has these days because the Japanese player of the subsidiary, Hiroki Abe, who will be intervened on the same day as Dembélé will also attend, but in his case by the right hand of Orava, the surgeon Lasse Lempainen. In the case of Abe, he also suffered a ruptured tendon of the biceps femoris.If the medical services of Barcelona have delayed their decision on Dembélé somewhat, it was because the player wanted to operate in the Aspetar center in Doha. He had to move the top medical officer of the club, Ramon Canal, to Qatar to speak with the doctors of the Aspetar center and convince them that the best solution is to go through the hands of Orava. Dembélé already has a date and time to go through the operating room. It will be on Tuesday, February 11 at 9 a.m. in Turku (Finland) where the hospital headed by the world’s largest hamstring specialist is located, the Finn Sakari Orava, who by the way already operated three years ago of the same injury, although on that occasion it was the left leg and now it is the right.The forward, who will be intervened for a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the right leg, is scheduled to move to Finland on Monday to begin testing and prepare for the operation. Although the club did not want to anticipate a forecast yet, the minimum withdrawal time is set at about four months.The truth is that the technical secretariat needs that the withdrawal time is not less than five months to have a green light to find a substitute. In any case, the player’s history of injuries would allow the fan to open up to five months., although in this case it will have to be decided by a Committee of doctors of the Spanish Federation to decide whether or not to approve the report submitted by the Blaugrana entity.last_img read more

Diego Costa returns to work with the group; only missing Lemar

first_imgAtlético returned to work after enjoying a rest day. The rojiblanco team began preparing next Sunday’s game against Espanyol (16:00) during their visit to Cornellà. Diego Costa was the main novelty after staying out of the call against Villarreal for some lumbar discomfort and not exercising on Monday with the group. The Spanish-Brazilian, who again had minutes in the match against Liverpool after his cervical disc operation He worked as one more and points to the parakeet team. Of course, he was not present in the final training exercises with a major emphasis on air play, where he still has to move very cautiously. Thomas also missed that section to work alone in the gym. So, Simeone’s only absence was Lemar, who suffered a muscle injury to the reds. The Cholo has been recovering troops, with the recovery of João Félix and Trippier for the game against Villarreal last Sunday being key in the win. Hector Herrera is also fully recovered. They were previously returning Giménez, Morata or Costa itself.João Félix, author of the third goal against the yellow submarine, I could go back to eleven to visit Espanyol. Simeone would think of an offensive trident formed by the Portuguese, Correa and Morata. Trippier could also be of the game in Cornellà, occupying the right side after a very rapid recovery of his pubalgia operation. The English would form a defensive line with Savic, Felipe and Lodi.last_img read more

Diego Carlos, longing for Cholo

first_imgHence, the Argentine coach has set his eyes on the Sevilla footballer who, with a contract until 2024, also yearns for other great teams. It is the case of Real Madrid that sees him as a possible substitute for Ramos. This is the case of Liverpool, as a replacement for Lovren. They both already know their price. Its clause, 75 million. From the hierarchy they already demonstrate, they almost seem few. Sevilla has a very Cholo footballer who, obviously, according to, Simeone has taken his eye. It is Diego Carlos, central, 27 years old, a wall, one of the most outstanding defenders of this season. Monchi’s transfer, he came from Nantes to shore up the defense of a Lopetegui he already knew from Porto, with a prodigious physique1.84 meters, 79 kilos of pure muscle. Cholista poetry, which always raises its teams from the defense. A defense in which the signing of Felipe has been fundamental: powerful in the air game, with a jump cultivated in his basketball years, has revealed himself as a worthy successor to Godín, who last summer went to Inter after nine seasons at Atlético. But that does not prevent the rojiblanco club from showing shortcomings where it never did, its solid defense. It trembles in each lateral ball that flies over the area of ​​an Oblak that has fitted at this point in the season 30 points, more than ever. A defender, a means, a strikerA few days ago, Andrea Berta, rojiblanco sports director, argued that, if it were up to him, “this summer there would be no transfer market.” For the coronavirus, the confinements, all the shadows that they produce in the continuity of thingss. On his agenda, however, three priorities. One up (a striker), another in the middle (a midfielder) and a third behind (defense). Atlético are looking for a replacement for Lodi, position without doubling in Cholo’s squad, and looking for a team for Lemar, the second most expensive signing in the history of the club that has been a failure. His departure would free up the tight red and white economy and make the signings possible. Behind, Savic can come out, who ends his contract in two years. Whatever it is, Simeone already guesses that name. Diego Carlos, Diego Carlos, Diego Carlos …last_img read more

Turkmen league returns: first to return worldwide

first_imgDespite his neighbor iran It’s one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus, with more than 75,000 infections and 4,800 deaths, in Turkmenistan not a single case has been recorded according to government sources, although the international community does not give credibility to the data. At the start of the world crisis, the Turkmen government banned the use of the word ‘coronavirus’ in the media and ordered the arrest of all those who used the term. In addition, it is considered one of the Less democratic states and hermetic of the world, according to human rights organizations, which compare it for its secrecy with North Korea, so it is understandable that there is a general reluctance to believe the official data.The Turkmen League they dispute it eight teams, they face in four laps, the first two of which conclude in mid-June. The Kopet Dag won the first four disputed leagues after the dismantling of the USSR but he took the last six titles to Altyn Asyr. In this way, this weekend there will be four soccer leagues in the world, three of them in the post-Soviet space, Belarus, Tajikistan and now Turkmenistan,and of Nicaragua. This weekend football returns, even if it is in Turkmenistan, an Asian country bordering Iran. The Turkmen League will go down in history tomorrow as the first championship postponed by COVID-19 which resumes: will do it after 36 days off (it was suspended on March 13) and with a confrontation between the two great teams in the country, the Altyn Asyr, which comes from winning the last six consecutive championships, and the Kopet Dag, leader of the classification.last_img read more

Barça: prohibited to exceed the ideal weight more than two kilos

first_imgThe Barcelona players, for the duration of the lockdown, they are being controlled daily by physical trainers, who develop a weekly personalized work plan in order to maintain the active body and as prevention of future injuries. This is basically a maintenance job, with most nonspecific exercisesThat is, very general, and without being able to display all the needs that work with an elite footballer requires.Where yes there is a requirement and maximum control it’s at the time of go through the scale. Every week the player has to report your weight twice the physical trainer who supervises his work. For now, the results they are being more than satisfactory: In general terms, the thresholds of weight gain they have been in the squad between 0.6 and 1.5 kilos. Some parameters that are considered correct considering that the template has already more than six weeks in lockdown. In fact, the bar that they can’t beatr in no case is that of two kilos or more. This is one of the lines marked in red when the footballers return to Ciutat Esportiva. Also expected increase in the percentage of body index of grease around the 0.3 and 0.9%. In this case, the calculations are less accurate since the players do not have devices at home for calculate the percentage. It will be one of the first tests to be done when the sport activity begins.In this section, a very important role has it nutritionist of the club, Toña Lizarraga, who has marked a series of guidelines over time that lasts lockdown, how to prioritize protein consumption and supplement intake with fruit and vegetable smoothiess. Another one of the mismatches that they are trying to redirect is the decreased performance aerobic that has been detected in recent weeks in some soccer players. This directly implies a decline in the resistance capacity of the player.Furthermore, in the footballers case plus fast and explosive a lost evident in the ability make repeated efforts in the last telematic training as well as a loss when absorb shocks by the tendon.last_img read more