Valencia get rid of manager Pizzi

first_img Pizzi had one year left on his contract and had only arrived half way through the past season. He took over as the boss at Mestalla in December, 2013, replacing the sacked Miroslav Djukic. Los Che, who are currently waiting for a Peter Lim-funded take-over to be completed, announced the news via a statement on their website. 02/07/2014 Sport EN “We have taken the decision to dispense with the services of Juan Antoni Pizzi,” they wrote. Valencia have announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have decided to part ways with their first team manager Juan Antonio Pizzi. CEST Valencia thanked Pizzi and his staff for their “professionalism”. Nuno Espirito Santo is tipped to be named as the club’s new boss in the coming days. Upd. at 18:04 last_img read more

Luis Suarez could have signed for Paris Saint Germain in the summer but chose Barcelona

first_img CEST Sport EN Suarez is the cover star of France football which describes him as a cannibal, ahead of the player’s appearance against Real Madrid on Saturday, the first since he bit Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. As reported by France Football, they tried to sign the striker in the summer, offering Liverpool Edinson Cavani to try and reduce the cost of the transfer.  Luis Suarez will be ready to play on Saturday for Barcelona, but if Paris Saint Germain had their way he would be making his debut for them this weekend. center_img Upd. at 01:35 Despite their pressure, Suarez had wanted to move to Barcelona for a long time and his family ties tipped the scale in favour of the Catalan giants. 22/10/2014last_img read more

Sam Allardyce claims Diego Simeone would be called “boring” in the Premier League

first_img “It’s an art, defending – everybody has forgotten that – it’s a tactical art to be able to sense danger and block people’s crosses and get your toe in without fouling them now, and they are very, very good at it indeed. Upd. at 19:33 CEST Sport EN 28/04/2016 “The whole team buys into it. You see Fernando Torres on the edge of his own box defending – you never saw that at Liverpool or Chelsea. “Seeing Atletico Madrid last night, how they played and how they then defended what they had against a side that is one of the favourites to win the Champions League and is well ahead in the German league,” he said. Sam Allardyce claims that if Diego Simeone managed a Premier League team everybody would say he’s “boring”. “That’s how good the manager is and that’s why they are successful. They are successful because they concede fewer goals than everybody else and only need one to win in. The Sunderland manager watched the Champions League semi-final calsh against Bayern Munich and gave his thoughts on it.  “Now, everybody can say, ‘Well, that’s not entertaining’, but everybody is eulogising Simeone’s tactics now. I wouldn’t think they would do that in the Premier League so much. ‘He’s boring this guy, he defends too much’ – that’s what he’d get here.”last_img read more

Injured Neymar to miss Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to Angers

first_img “Neymar got a knock, he trained this morning, but he did not feel well. After talking to him we decided it was better he stayed in Paris,” Emery told a press conference on Friday, which also happened to be his 46th birthday. AFP CET The absence of Neymar and Di Maria could help forwards who have seldom played this season, such as Javier Pastore, while Marquinhos will likely be replaced by Presnel Kimpembe. Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to Angers on Saturday with a slight injury, while Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos will stay home for a happier reason — their wives are expecting children, coach Unai Emery said on Friday. 03/11/2017 “Marquinhos is going to become a father and he needs to be with the mother and daughter, and Di Maria is also going to be a father today so he will stay as well,” the coach said, referring to the Brazilian defender and Argentine winger. Upd. at 19:27 PSG are four points clear at the top of Ligue 1 ahead of Monaco who host Guingamp on Saturday night.last_img read more

Aubameyang to face Spurs as Dortmund lift suspension

first_img The Gabon international was left out of Friday’s 2-1 defeat at Stuttgart which saw the early season pacesetters drop to fifth in the Bundesliga table. 20/11/2017 Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with their star striker set to face Tottenham Hotspur in Tuesday’s Champions League clash. CET Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top scorer last season, is in a goal drought. RELATED STORIES He has not added to his tally of 15 goals so far this season in his last five games, dating back to October 14. Aubameyang, de vuelta tras su sanción AFPcenter_img Upd. at 14:18 Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc confirmed Aubameyang is back in the squad after his suspension for being late for training and an unauthorised video shoot at the club’s training ground. IN SPORT.ES Third-placed Dortmund must beat Group H leaders Spurs and hope Real Madrid fail to win at APOEL, also on Tuesday, to keep alive their thin hopes of reaching the last 16. Aubameyang “baffled” by Dortmund suspension after Barcelona trip Spurs are already assured of a place in the knock-out stages, but a win will see them finish as group winners. Borussia Dortmund punish Aubameyang after trip to Barcelonalast_img read more

Jamie Carragher thinks Antonio Conte will end up like Mourinho

first_img Luis Enrique, a step away from becoming Chelsea’s next coach Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea will sack Antonio Conte like they did Jose Mourinho two years ago. The former Liverpool man spoke about the 4-1 defeat of the Blues at Watford. CET “Not just because of how Chelsea are playing of late but because of Chelsea’s history of changing managers when the club fear they are not going to make the Champions League,” said Carragher. Upd. at 13:10 “They did it with [Andre] Villas-Boas, [Roberto] Di Matteo, [Jose] Mourinho as well.”center_img RELATED STORIES 06/02/2018 Carragher cree que Conte acabará como Mourinho IN SPORT.ES Roger Mitatslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: The English side face ‘underdogs’ Sweden today for a berth…

first_imgAdvertisement 49a8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ld1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ef0w4gp4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8smvWould you ever consider trying this?😱3dCan your students do this? 🌚6z2weeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Gareth Southgate’s men face Sweden in Samara in World Cup last eight for a berth in the Semis. The English fans have already started with “It’s coming home, lads” since they beat Colombia in penalties.Advertisement This is the 24th meeting them, both having won 7 times and drawing 9 times. The last time they met in 2012, Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted four goals for Sweden.Advertisement Sweden has proved it that they can advance without Zlatan in the World Cup as they have qualified for the first time since 1994. While their performance hasn’t been sensational they have shown that they can hold their ground. Emil Forsberg is in the best form here.England returns to the quarter-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 2006. They broke their penalty curse last round when they beat Colombia. Their best player is Harry Kane with 6 goals and in contention for the Golden Boot.Advertisement Line-ups:-Read Also:-Football: Arsenal could become the destination for Andre Gomes but at a costGianluigi Buffon joins Paris Saint-Germain Advertisementlast_img read more

Australia vs India: Visitors create a unique record despite a rain marred day

first_imgAdvertisement kyoNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaxwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E61a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4kdxWould you ever consider trying this?😱6agjyw0Can your students do this? 🌚rpfRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: NDTV)Advertisement Team India became the first side to enforce the follow on to Australia in their own backyard after 31 years.Advertisement Team India moved a step closer to winning their first series in Australian soil as they bowled out the hosts for just 300 and enforced the follow on. Series victory looks imminent with only a day’s play left, with Aussies still trailing by 316 runs.The hosts, who continued their second innings got to 6-0 before an early tea was taken due to bad light. No further play was possible after that and the game was abandoned for the day without a ball being bowled in the final session.Advertisement Following the follow on India enforced, they created a unique record. India became the first side to enforce a follow on to Australia in their own soil after 31 years.Kuldeep Yadav (5-99) grabbed a five-wicket haul as the Indian attack took the remaining four wickets in a relatively quick time to bowl Australia out. After Hanuma Vihari put down a catch to round off the innings, Mitchell Starc (29*) and Josh Hazlewood (21) managed to frustrate the tourists with a 42-run partnership for the final wicket.Now with the series clearly under India’s grasp, they will only look to attack further tomorrow and make it 3-1 despite another gloomy day expected to play spoilsport.Also Read:Aus vs Ind- 4th Test Day 4 Review: India play the follow-on card on a rain marred day at the SCG Advertisementlast_img read more

Juventus agree to loan Higuain to Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement 3kzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2ago8jrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7wc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 76Would you ever consider trying this?😱9bvoCan your students do this? 🌚rkRoller skating! 5nfa6See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more39wzBody tricks that only special people can do pt-14xshoiHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies7fswlA visualization of how Karma works pqosz5arldjPowered by Firework According to reports by Sky in Italy, Juventus have agreed to loan off striker Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea until the end of the season.Advertisement Subject to certain stipulations, the loan could then be extended for another 12 months.Higuain has been on loan at AC Milan from Juventus since the start of the season, with an option to buy at the end of the season.Advertisement With Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud being nowhere near their best form, Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri was hell-bent on bringing Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge who managed the player for one season during their tenure at Napoli.Advertisement Initially, Milan’s coach Gennaro Gattuso affirmed that Higuain was keen to leave San Siro and head to greener pastures citing, “when a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise”.However, he has backtracked on his statements regarding Higuain’s wish to leave the club and now has stated that the Argentine forward did not express any such desire to him, despite his continuous links out of Italy. Advertisementlast_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini claims that Klopp is used to winning with offside goals

first_imgAdvertisement czftNBA Finals | Brooklyn VshWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekw4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5zmoWould you ever consider trying this?😱3wdCan your students do this? 🌚37xmcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool came away from the London Stadium with a point as West Ham United put in an admirable performance to hold the league leaders.Advertisement There was considerable doubt about Liverpool’s goal in the 1-1 draw. James Milner, who supplied the cross for Sadio Mane to score looked offside. The linesman failed to spot it, and Mane’s finish gave Liverpool the lead. Michail Antonio leveled in the first half, which meant that the spoils were shared.Advertisement West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini was naturally irate at the slice of luck Liverpool got. Furthermore, his history of a similar incident with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp annoyed him further. Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund beat Pellegrini’s Malaga 3-2 in dramatic circumstances in the 2013 Champions League. In the quarter-final second leg, Dortmund scored a late winner courtesy of a move in which four players were offside.“Klopp is used to winning with offside goals,” said Pellegrini. “He beat me against Malaga with a goal seven metres offside – so he cannot complain about anything.”Advertisement About Liverpool’s chances in the game, he said: “They scored a goal one metre offside. And in the last minute with Origi in front of the linesman, again one metre offside.”The Argentinian added, “I said in the week that we need to win this game for our fans and if we are going to give a hand to Manchester City, well, they are my club also. Maybe that was the reason the manager of Liverpool didn’t like it.” Pellegrini was the Manchester City manager for three seasons, and he won the Premier League with the Cityzens. Advertisementlast_img read more