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    Seville and Barcelona face this Saturday, February 27 in the match corresponding to the Matchday 25 of the Santander League from the 16:15 hours. Duel more than expected between two teams that play a lot these days, both for The league as in the Copa del Rey. The league duel will give the Sevillistas the opportunity to overtake the Catalans again in the table and they will distance themselves for third place and try to cut Real Madrid and Atlético. A duel that will be led by the referee Hernandez Hernandez and that will be televised live by Movistar LaLiga. In addition, the party Seville-Barça will have the comments of the online meeting minute by minute on the website of OKDIARY with lineups, chances and goals from one hour before the game. Match Seville – Barcelona maximum voltage. It will be the first of the two matches that both teams...
    HARRY REDKNAPP has blasted Gary Neville's claims that Chelsea are bringing in a 'top manager' in Thomas Tuchel. And the former Spurs boss went on to say that the former PSG boss was 'entitled' to win titles with the French giants. 4Harry Redknapp has questioned Thomas Tuchel's achievementsCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun 4Tuchel, 47, reached last season's Champions League finalCredit: PA:Press Association Redknapp's nephew Frank Lampard was sacked by the Blues yesterday following a poor run in the Premier League. Chelsea are set to move quickly, with Tuchel expected to be appointed in time to take charge of tomorrow's Stamford Bridge clash with Wolves. On the appointment, Sky Sports pundit Neville, 45, said: "It's another top manager who is coming to the Premier League. "We’ve been blessed over the past few years with some absolutely outstanding managers to see the league rise to being the best in Europe again...
    JURGEN KLOPP reckons Liverpool's quest for back-to-back titles is all-but over after a three-game goal drought saw them slip down the Premier League table. The Reds most-recently drew 0-0 at home to Manchester United on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton and a 0-0 draw against struggling Newcastle. 5The team last time Liverpool went three games without a goal 5Liverpool have now gone three games without a goal after their Man Utd stalemateCredit: EPA Liverpool now sit fourth in the table and could go as low as fifth if neighbours Everton win their game in hand. Klopp now reckons the reigning champions have a fight on their hands just to reach the top four this season. All eyes have been focused on the Reds' defence - due to injuries to their only senior centre-backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. However, the real...
    NEW Manchester United signing Amad Diallo has been told he needs to bulk-up and improve his heading by his former coach. The Red Devils completed the signing of the attacker for £37million with the 18-year-old touted for a big future. 2Man Utd new boy Amad Diallo has been told to bulk-up for the PremCredit: Getty The club confirmed Diallo will wear the No19 shirt with 'Amad' on his back as he prepares to start his United career. Diallo, who played five games for Atalanta, is heading to England hoping to make an impact in the second half of the season. But his old mentor at childhood club Boca Barco, Denis Cerlini, has warned the ace is not ready for the Premier League just yet. He told BBC Sport: “Physically, Amad wasn't the strongest at Boca Barco, and his heading abilities aren't good. “He must add a few kilograms of weight...
    BRANDON HANLAN could not bear football being curtailed … as he has run out of box-sets to watch. There has been a lot of debate about whether the season should be paused with more players testing positive for Covid-19 and games being cancelled as the new variant sweeps through the country. 3Brandon Hanlan is having a great first season at Bristol RoversCredit: rex features Bristol Rovers striker Hanlan, 23, takes on Sheffield United today in the FA Cup and believes keeping the season going is vital for the sanity of football lovers holed up at home. And he cannot do without his own TV football fix especially now that he has pretty much exhausted everything to watch on Netflix. Hanlan told SunSport: “With the times that we are in now, it’s very hard. We’re fortunate as footballers to be able to play. If you’re still doing what you enjoy, you...
    GIANLUIGI BUFFON admits he is still haunted by Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League exit to Manchester United in 2019. The veteran goalkeeper, 42, spent one season with the French giants after 17 years at Juventus. 1Gianluigi Buffon still thinks about PSG's Champions League exit to Man Utd in 2019Credit: Getty - Contributor Buffon joined in the hope of finally adding a Champions League title to his collection of trophies. And things were looking great when PSG beat United 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg of their last-16 tie. However, two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a 94th minute penalty by Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 3-1 in Paris. The result put United through 3-3 on aggregate with the away goals rule. And after making an error in the game, Buffon admits he still thinks about it ‘three or four times a week’. The shot-stopper, now in his...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Steel of the United State Hockey League play in Geneva and feature some great young talent. One of their best players, from just outside Boston, was supposed to be playing in the Ivy League this year. Sean Farrell is making great plays on the ice for the Chicago Steel again after leading the league in assists last year. “I love to pass the puck and get my teammates involved. Defense, too. I’m someone who can be relied upon by my coach in all areas,” says 19-year-old Sean Farrell. That’s what made him a 4th round pick of the Montreal Canadiens this fall. But, the on the ice part is about the only normal thing this year for Sean. The Steel are playing in empty arenas. And Sean wasn’t even supposed to be here. He was set to play college hockey as a freshman at Harvard, yes...
    LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has tipped Chelsea as favourites for this season's Premier League title. The Blues ended Saturday top of the table after their 3-1 win against Leeds, one point clear of Liverpool, who have a game in hand. 2Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sees Chelsea as frontrunners for the title this season Klopp believes Chelsea's 'bigger squad' and 'great players' could give them the edge in the title race, and stressed his Liverpool side are taking this season one game a time as they bid to retain the title - starting with Wolves on Sunday night. Klopp said: "If I watch games then I see that Tottenham are obviously doing pretty well, that Chelsea for me in the moment look like the favourites. "They have the bigger squad, great players, they're playing well. "Now they are full on and have unbelievable opportunities to change [the team] between the games...
    (CBS Local)- The 2020 International Swimming League finals are set to air live this Saturday and Sunday on CBS Sports Network. Four teams are competing for the title, including a pair of U.S. squads, as the Cali Condors, LA Current, London Roar and Energy Standard meet to decide who will be crowned champions for 2020. In addition to the team title, the Season MVP award is on the line, with Americans Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Murphy and Lilly King all in the hunt. Prior to the finals showdown, Dressel and King, teammates on the Cali Condors, sat down with DJ Sixsmith to discuss the season inside the bubble, the finals and more. The 2020 ISL season has taken place completely in a bubble in Budapest, Hungary in order to maintain safety for the athletes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Though it took some getting used to at first being in a bubble,...
    MAN UTD legend Patrice Evra reckons Liverpool can't be called a great team until they win three titles in a row. The Sky Sports pundit said wouldn't consider Jurgen Klopp's men "an amazing team" if they fail to retain their crown. 4Patrice Evra thinks Liverpool can't be called a great team just yetCredit: Sky Sports 4Jurgen Klopp's side ended Liverpool's 30-year title wait last seasonCredit: Getty Images Liverpool won the Champions League in 2019 and finished second in the Premier League with 97 points. They followed up last season by winning their first league title in 30 years by a massive 18 points from Manchester City. And Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester saw the Reds break a club record by going 64 league games unbeaten at Anfield. But Evra, who won five Premier Leagues with Manchester United, said it's too early to call them a great side. 4The French defender...
    CHRISTIAN PULISIC claimed Chelsea are desperate to win both the Premier League AND the Champions League after their summer spending spree. The Blues spent £230million in the transfer window to bring in the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy. 4Christian Pulisic believes Chelsea should be competing to win every trophy this season including the Premier League and Champions LeagueCredit: AP:Associated Press Defenders Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr - who joined Porto on loan - also arrived on free transfers. And Pulisic knows splashing the cash must translate into silverware, especially after a trophy-less season in Frank Lampard's first year in charge. Chelsea will be expecting to improve on their fourth-placed finish - 33 points adrift of Liverpool - from 2019-20 and have a favourable Champions League group-stage draw. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news The American, 22, told...
    FERNANDO TORRES has picked his best-ever combined XI of Chelsea and Liverpool players - and snubbed Eden Hazard for Yossi Benayoun. The Spanish legend, 36, retired last season following a spell at Japanese side Sagan Tosu. 7Fernando Torres' combined Chelsea-Liverpool XI does not feature Hazard 7Fernando Torres left Hazard out of combined Liverpool-Chelsea XICredit: EPA Torres enjoyed arguably his finest years at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011 before his £50million move to Chelsea - where he would spend a further four years. The former Atletico Madrid played with a host of huge-name stars during his illustrious career, in which he won the Champions League in 2011-12. But when asked to pick a combined XI from his days in the Premier League, Torres bizarrely left out Hazard. After also leaving out the likes of Jamie Carragher, Juan Mata and Petr Cech, Torres told the Chelsea FC website: "I feel bad because...
    GARETH BALE is still a "great player" that "has a lot to offer in football", according to long-term pal and team-mate Luka Modric. But the Croatian has admitted that Bale finds himself in a "difficult" position. 3NINTCHDBPICT000283525509Credit: Reuters The pair have played together for 11 of the last 12 seasons, since Modric, 35, joined Tottenham from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008. This summer, however, could be the year that the duo go their separate ways - with Bale out of favour under Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Speaking to The Times, Modric said: "For almost 12 years we are playing together and it’s a difficult situation for him and for the club. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   "Does he feel happy here or does he want to try something else? But, for me, Gareth is still a great player and still has a lot...
    The NBA has been remarkably successful in keeping players and staff safe inside its "bubble" — an isolated campus at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The NBA faced an unprecedented situation when it resolved to continue its season and embark on the 2020 playoffs despite a raging pandemic. The league has been remarkably successful in keeping players and staff safe inside its "bubble" — an isolated campus at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Through an elaborate system of health protocols and a strict limit on exposure to those outside of the bubble, the NBA has not registered a positive COVID-19 case since the first round of testing July 7-13. Here's an inside look at what's going on in the bubble and how the league has avoided a COVID-19 outbreak.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    YAYA TOURE has questioned Manchester City's decision to award outgoing hero David Silva a statue, without having done the same for him. The pair played together for eight years at the Etihad, before Toure's 2018 departure. 2The popular pair starred together for Man City between 2010 and 2018Credit: Rex Features Both starred as City won three league titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups in this period. And while Toure, 37, was quick to stress that he is delighted for his former team-mate, he appeared to question the decision not to also award him one. The legendary midfielder said: "The statue for Silva, I am very delighted, very happy. They gave him that. "For me, it's up to the club – I have nothing much to say about that. They can decide what they want. "Is it odd though? Yeah. But I can do nothing about it because it...
    Champions League The president was elated after the move to the semis Nasser al-Khelafi was pleasing after Paris Saint-Germain managed to overcome Atalanta and qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League. The president of the Parisian team spoke after the game on RMC Sport and analyzed the crossing. Go to the semifinals: “It is a very special day for us, it is magnificent. It is something special, we needed it to change the mentality. I am very proud, I thank the players, the staff … It was not easy after Ligue 1 was suspended. a great mentality. I’m very happy. This is the first time we’ve reached the semi-finals. It’s kind of historic. “ Champions League (quarterfinals, first leg): Summary and goals of Atalanta 1-2 PSG Objective: “We are going to celebrate tonight, but tomorrow we will already think about the semis. Our goal is to go...
    HE has issued the "come and get me" plea – but will anyone take the gamble on forgotten man Daniel Sturridge? The free agent said he has unfinished business on these shores and is pining for a return to the Prem. 4Sturridge had his Trabzonspor contract torn up in March over betting breachesCredit: Getty Images - Getty With 105 goals to his name in England, it is surely a no-brainer that someone will take the plunge. But when it comes to Sturridge, life is never that simple. His contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor was ripped up in March after he was hit with a four-month ban for breaching betting rules. After 21 goals for Liverpool took them agonisingly close to the title in 2014, it has been a dramatic fall from grace for the ex-England striker. Injury after injury has stalled a career that promised so much. And now in...
    The Premier League's final day was one to remember. Getty/Shaun Botterill/Plumb Images/Matt Dunham The English Premier League was concluded in exciting fashion on Sunday as all 20 teams played their final games. Watford and Bournemouth were relegated, while Aston Villa pulled off an unlikely great escape. Chelsea and Manchester United also secured Champions League football for next season with impressive 2-0 wins over Wolves and Leicester respectively.  Despite failing to score on the day, Leicester's Jamie Vardy was also crowned the league's top scorer for the first time in his career, having hit 23 goals.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Though Liverpool FC had already been crowned English Premier League champions, there was still plenty to play for on the the last day of the season on Sunday. Only one team, Norwich City, had been relegated, while there was a three way fight for the Champions...
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 40-year-old Xavi, now the coach of Qatari club Al-Sadd, said Saturday that he was tested according to the Qatar league protocol and that the latest test showed he had contracted COVID-19. “Fortunately, I’m feeling OK, but I will be isolated until I am given the all-clear. When the health services allow it, I will be very eager to return to my daily routine and to work,” Xavi said on Instagram. Al-Sadd announced on its website that Xavi would not be joining the rest of the team for its league game against Al-Khor later Saturday. It is third-place Al-Sadd's first game since the league was suspended in March due to the pandemic. The league resumed on Friday. Qatar has recorded 109,036 positive cases and attributed 164 deaths to the virus, according to Johns...
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 40-year-old Xavi, now the coach of Qatari club Al-Sadd, said Saturday that he was tested according to the Qatar league protocol and that the latest test showed he had contracted COVID-19. “Fortunately, I’m feeling OK, but I will be isolated until I am given the all-clear. When the health services allow it, I will be very eager to return to my daily routine and to work,” Xavi said on Instagram. Al-Sadd announced on its website that Xavi would not be joining the rest of the team for its league game against Al-Khor later Saturday. It is third-place Al-Sadd’s first game since the league was suspended in March due to the pandemic. The league resumed on Friday. Qatar has recorded 109,036 positive cases and attributed 164 deaths to the virus, according to Johns...
    SADIO MANE has wiped out any fears Jurgen Klopp may have had that he is planning to quit Liverpool this summer. The Senegal star is a target for Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. 1Sadio Mane wants to help fire Liverpool to yet more gloryCredit: AP:Associated Press And he appears in no hurry to sign the new £11.5million-a-year deal offered to him by Liverpool nine months ago. But at the same time he has made it clear he is not in any rush to quit the newly crowned Premier League champions. Instead the forward claims he wants to help his club win plenty more silverware — and has paid tribute to how boss Klopp has made him a better player. Mane, 28, said: “This is another step for all of us for what we want to achieve. “As football players you always have to be professional and hungry, in a good...
    CAMERON BORTHWICK-JACKSON has penned a farewell note to Manchester United. But the defender admits his time at Old Trafford “revealed truths in football most won’t see.” 1Cameron Borthwick-Jackson admits his time at Man Utd wasn't entirely rosyCredit: Reuters And Borthwick-Jackson adds he had some “negative experiences" during an injury-blighted stay at the club. The former academy man, 23, was one of nine players released by United last week. Joining Borthwick-Jackson out of the door are Aidan Barlow, Alex Fojticek, Ethan Hamilton, Dion Mcghee, Demetri Mitchell, Kieran O’Hara, Largie Ramazani and George Tanner. However, all nine will be able to return to Carrington for pre-season training in order to build their fitness up and help find new clubs. Borthwick-Jackson has now bid farewell to the Theatre of Dreams in an emotional social media post. LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100 But...
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