“I hope this match of my debut is remembered”

first_imgI always tell the players that we have to wait for the best version of the opponent. And in these games, all teams tend to do their best. The match will be complicated for both teams, surely with alternatives and disputed. I wait for the best Naples. We have already seen what they are capable of doing in the Champions League qualifiers. They surpassed major rivals and will give us an extraordinary version of their team.-The last two years, Barça has suffered painful eliminations. Have you noticed pressure in the locker room?-the reality is that little has been said about what happened. Surely everyone has them in mind, but we have a positive dynamic. Perhaps we have lived tremendously hard matches in our League that we have overcome well. We are in a good moment and they too. I trust that we follow this dynamic.-In spite of taking many years in football, tomorrow will be his debut in Champions, do you live it differently?– There is no doubt that it is my first Champions League game, it has a special motivation. It is emotional for me to start this tour in Champions in a stadium like this one full of passion and history. A game that is going to be exciting and I hope that the game is remembered.-What do you think of Gattuso?I have received the words of Gattuso. I feel very flattered by its manifestation. For me it is a pride that this great footballer has said these words about my work. I had a good memory of the game against Betis. Fabian and Lo Celso had a splendid afternoon there. I would like the same to happen tomorrow. I appreciate those words.-Gattuso has said that his club takes six seconds to recover the ball. Can you recover faster? Quique Setién has appeared at a press conference to discuss the meeting against Naples (Tuesday, 9:00 pm), corresponding to the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League, and deal with the convulsive news of the Blaugrana club, despite the fact that the team has regained the leadership of LaLiga Santander.-What rival do you expect? -I don’t know if we recover the ball in six or eight seconds. I had not valued it. But it is an important part of our growth. Recover the ball soon and it is better that we have it instead of the rival.– Are you worried about the coronavirus issue?I am worried about the possible affected. From here I send my solidarity. This can happen to anyone.-What is your opinion of Fabian?-It is a player that I love and that this hobby has also taken. It has had spectacular growth. I am happy for him and I hope he does not put his virtues in the field. But I’m glad your growth. Not only is he a great footballer and a humble guy but he is a beautiful person.-Morning is prioritized more the center of the field or attack.-In one way or another, it will always be with the intention of seeking the rival goal. With one more tip or one less tip, we are indifferent.-How important is the result of tomorrow compared to Sunday.We can say that we are in a good moment. First we face this match because it is immediate. Get a good result here, even win the game … It does not influence. All matches are important.-What is the virtue of Naples?I give more value to the players, they are the ones who make the differences. If they are in a high moment of inspiration, they solve the things on the board. He always has a plan. It is clear that most will try to leave from behind. Then, if they connect well with that start of the game they can hurt you. They have technical and quality resources that can harm you. We have very good players that can hurt.-Messi will play in the field of Maradona. In the 80s could I do even more?-Surely. As if we put Maradona now. Leo is a great soccer player who has been fourteen or fifteen years old in all the games and that is the difference with the rest of the players that are at his level. The difference has made it that we have not seen a player with as much continuity as Messi, who after so many years has been like that. I enjoyed Maradona, with Cruyff, with huge soccer players who have attracted us to love this sport.– Who plays Lenglet or Umtiti, does it influence the opponent or his fitness?The two are in great shape. I will surely make the decision at three in the morning, but it will depend on some nuances that will always influence. The two are very similar but have different things. I have not decided and it is a commitment that I will have until the end of the seasoncenter_img Champions League* Data updated as of February 24, 2020last_img read more

KC, St George’s share Roper Cup

first_img high tempo Following mixed results at this year’s staging of the annual Roper Cup pre-season competition, neighbours St George’s College (StGC) and Kingston College (KC) have claimed joint share of the Roper Cup Trophy for 2015-16. In a game played under lights at Sabina Park on Saturday night, the ISSA/Manning Cup schoolboy football competition’s curtain raiser for both schools sparked some excitement among fans, with KC having more to cheer about at the end, courtesy of a gutsy 1-0 win over their North Street rivals. The contest featured attacking at a high tempo, producing end-to-end football. Numerous scoring chances were created, but not finished. In minute 41, Renalto Scarlett scored the lone goal of the game and eventually saw his team hold on for a confidence-boosting win. KC’s coach, Ludlow Bernard, said he was taking no chances against St George’s, whose assistant coach, Marcel Gayle, rued missed chances. “They are where I want them to be right now. It’s just for them to settle their nerves,” Bernard said after the game. He added: “It’s a good win, even though St George’s would not have fielded their strongest team.” Gayle, meanwhile, said: “We got one-love, but it was a spirited performance. It looks good for us going forward. Despite missing a few chances, St George’s will get better,” Gayle concluded. The Roper Cup was decided by two contests, the Pancho Rankine for Under-35s that St George’s won 2-1, and the Manning Cup clash. There were other meetings between the school’s players, as KC’s over-35 team beat St George’s 3-2, and the Purples’ Pepsi Under-14 team won 3-1. Meanwhile, a Jamaica College team drubbed Calabar High 4-0.last_img read more

Swiss refuse to release Venezuelan FIFA suspect on bail

first_imgZURICH (AP):A senior South American soccer official has been denied bail on health grounds in Switzerland as he fights extradition to the United Sates after being indicted in the FIFA bribery case.CONMEBOL vice-president Rafael Esquivel of Venezuela, one of seven soccer officials arrested in Zurich in May, is currently in hospital in Switzerland, the Federal Office of Justice told the Associated Press yesterday.At the time of his arrest, the 68-year-old Esquivel was president of the Venezuelan federation he has led since 1988. He has since been replaced by an acting president.Esquivel is accused by American authorities of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars in connection with the sale of marketing rights to the Copa America tournaments in 2007, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2023.Esquivel is appealing against the decision last month by the Swiss justice ministry to grant an American extradition request, the Berne-based justice office said.poor stateAn earlier statement by the Federal Criminal Court, which didn’t name Esquivel, said he had sought bail because of his “advanced age and poor state of health”. That was “not regarded as sufficient to counter the risk of absconding”, the court said.The court also found that he was “more than capable of travelling”, has no close ties to Switzerland and electronic monitoring would not reduce his flight risk. Further medical tests are being carried out.Extradition requests have also been granted for ousted FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo and former Costa Rican federation president Eduardo Li.Three other men are in custody in Switzerland after being indicted in the corruption case launched by the US Justice Department and arrested while here for the FIFA Congress in May.The US blocked Nicaragua’s attempt to extradite FIFA development staffer Julio Rocha. Costas Takkas, a British aide to former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, and JosÈ Maria Marin, who was president of the 2014 World Cup organizing committee in Brazil, remain in custody.Webb is the only one of seven men arrested in Zurich to now be in the US.Sepp Blatter is still in power at FIFA after rejecting demands on Friday from four sponsors to quit immediately instead of remaining president until the emergency election in February.When contacted by the Associated Press yesterday, Coca-Cola, Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev and McDonald’s all declined to say what their response would be to Blatter snubbing their request. Visa did not respond to questions.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs withdraw from PVL

first_imgNational University pulled out of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference women’s volleyball tournament  even before making its debut.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ UP outlasts La Salle in PVL men’s action Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ The Lady Bulldogs announced on Saturday on their Facebook page that they will not play anymore this conference.Organizing Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said he received a phone call from NU coach Babes Castillo early morning informing him of the school’s decision to skip the tournament at the last minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’They were supposed to begin their title-retention bid against San Beda at 4 pm on Saturday.Seven schools remain to dispute the title in the PVL’s mid-season conference. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

Nuggets top Lakers as LeBron passes Jordan

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The 34-year-old James began the night needing 13 points to pass one of his heroes. James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Hayward’s game-winner lifts Celtics over Kings Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots and scores as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, center, defends and center Nikola Jokic watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. With the basket, James moved past Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA career scoring list. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, California—When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate their opponent’s big moment.The Nuggets then made sure James’ celebration didn’t include a huge come-from-behind win for the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Denver (43-21) blew all but two points of its huge early lead, but Harris and Nikola Jokic contributed key baskets down the stretch of the Nuggets’ first win of March.“I liked how we played for most of the game, aside from the stretch where they just got out and ran and scored at will,” Denver coach Michael Malone said.Jamal Murray scored 19 points and Jokic had 12 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets, who had lost four straight to the Lakers on the road despite their growth into an elite NBA team during that time period.After James barreled to the basket and hit a layup while being fouled for his milestone points, the Staples Center crowd gave a rousing ovation to the superstar who joined the Lakers last summer after 15 NBA seasons spent with Cleveland and Miami. While the Lakers aired a tribute video during the ensuing timeout, James covered his face with a towel, apparently crying under it.“A lot of stuff that I’ve done in my career, this ranks right up at the top (with) winning a championship,” James said. “For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, M.J. was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like M.J., wanted to shoot fadeaways like M.J., wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like M.J., wanted to wear my sneakers like M.J. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like M.J., and it’s crazy, to be honest. ”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Will Barton scored 23 points, Gary Harris added 19 and the Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night despite James’ latest move up the career scoring ranks.James scored 31 points and surpassed Michael Jordan’s 32,292 career points on a driving layup during the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You’ve got to appreciate him,” Harris said of James. “We’re witnessing greatness. It’s an honor.”With James playing alongside four youngsters who came in with a combined 200 games of NBA experience compared to LeBron’s 1,190, the Lakers nearly rallied from a 23-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Sunday evening hike, 4 o’clock at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Women’s Anger Management class, 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Calendar events are compiled each week. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Three things we learned from Man Utd v PSG

first_imgPogba goes missingAfter providing the inspiration for United’s resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Pogba was missing in action as a limp display from the France star was capped by his late red card.Pogba had led the United revival with eight goals and five assists since Solskjaer was hired as interim manager.Having feuded with Jose Mourinho for months prior to his sacking, Pogba has been playing with a smile on his face and United have been beneficiaries.The stage was set for Pogba to reaffirm his place among the world’s top players, but instead the midfielder produced an oddly diffident performance that recalled the dark days of the Mourinho era.In a fittingly downbeat coda, Pogba was sent off in stoppage time, catching Dani Alves for a second booking that rules him out of the return leg on March 6.Reality bites for SolskjaerOle Gunnar Solskjaer was beaten for the first time as Manchester United boss© AFP FRANCK FIFESolskjaer’s midas touch finally wore off a little as the flaws that plagued United under his predecessor Mourinho returned to bite the interim boss.Since arriving to replace the divisive Mourinho in December, Solskjaer had masterminded such a remarkable revival that United headed into Tuesday’s game on the back of 10 wins in 11 unbeaten matches in all competitions.Solskjaer’s greatest achievement had been to put a smile back on the faces of United players who grew to loath Mourinho’s volatile personality.But Mourinho was not the only author of United’s downfall at the start of the season — a host of defensive mistakes and a lack of creativity in midfield showed the team missed top quality in crucial areas.Those issues surfaced for the first time in Solskjaer’s reign as PSG exploited sloppy defending and United’s flat attacking play to seize control.It didn’t help that injuries to Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial robbed United of a chunk of their forward line.Solskjaer gave United one of their greatest European nights when he scored the last-gasp winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.Twenty years after that era-defining goal, Solskjaer’s first Champions League match as United manager was far less enjoyable.United have won only one of their last 10 knockout games in the Champions League, a painful statistic Solskjaer must change in Paris next month if his return to the tournament is not to prove a damp squib.Speed kills as Mbappe shinesKylian Mbappe was the main man as PSG stunned Manchester United© AFP FRANCK FIFENo Neymar? No Edinson Cavani? No problem for PSG as Kylian Mbappe rose to the occasion with a blistering display of his electric pace and predatory finishing.Brazil forward Neymar is out for 10 weeks with a broken metatarsal sustained in January and will also miss the return leg against United.Uruguay striker Cavani was sidelined after suffering a hip problem against Bordeaux at the weekend.That left Mbappe as the only fit member of Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice front three.Fortunately for Tuchel, World Cup-winning France forward Mbappe, who has 23 goals in 27 games this season, was simply unstoppable.He threatened early in the second half with a header that David De Gea saved and, after Presnel Kimpembe’s 53rd-minute opener, it was Mbappe who delivered the killer blow in the 60th minute.United defenders Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were brutally exposed by Mbappe’s searing pace as he raced clear to meet Angel Di Maria’s cross with a clinical finish.Only a smart stop from De Gea denied Mbappe making it three when he left Lindelof for dead and tried a dinked effort that was not quite powerful enough.In a major statement of intent from PSG, they became the first French team to beat United away from home in European competition.Paris have lost at this stage in each of the last two seasons but, on the evidence of this eye-catching display, they are ready to return to the latter stages.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba was sent off in Manchester United’s loss to PSG© AFP Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 13 – Paris Saint-Germain took a huge step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 last 16, first-leg win at Manchester United on Tuesday.Here are three things we learned from the Old Trafford clash:last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Thomas Pringle arranged a tour of the Dáil for Teacher’s and Pupils of St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs.The Deputy personally met them and brought them on the tour explained the whole history of Leinster House  and how it became the Houses of the Oireachtas.The students asked to meet Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan and Deputy Mick Wallace who came and spoke at length to them about the importance of Government and the need to reform it. Said Deputy Pringle: “Everybody enjoyed the day, teachers and pupils alike. They headed back to Donegal tired but very happy after the the long trip.”TD GIVES ST CATHERINE’S PUPILS TOUR OF OIREACHTAS was last modified: June 11th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:st catherine’s killybegsThomas Pringle TDlast_img read more

Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter

first_imgEngland’s march to the World Cup semi-final brought a summer of fun to these shores and also left plenty of people soaked in beer.Even those who wouldn’t normally choose to watch the beautiful game were swept up in the excitement.The team’s adventure in Russia eventually came to an end when Croatia triumphed and when it was confirmed Gareth Southgate‘s team would be heading home early, six-year-old England fan Monty wrote to the national manager to thank him, as his proud dad revealed.Not only that, but Southgate made the young fan’s day when he took the time to reply.“As soon as @England were knocked out of the World Cup my 6year old Monty wrote to Gareth Southgate thanking him and to say well done! Today Monty got a reply from the man himself! Made his summer #class #itscominghome,” Michael Gudgeon wrote on Twitter. gameday RANKED silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 2 ALTERED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal center_img MONEY Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? highlights 2 possible standings Football news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA last_img read more