Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer into Wimbledon last 16

first_img CEST “I’m very happy to be in the second week after two years losing in the first and second rounds. I am fighting for every ball and playing to find right solutions in every game.” Upd. at 22:03 Rafael Nadal once again got off to a slow start, but he once again came through the challenge to advace to the last 16 at Wimbledon. Sport EN Roger Federer had things slightly easier. The seven-time champion eased past Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-3 6-1 6-3. Winning 14 out of 15 games at one point, Nadal eventually won 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 6-1. However, any doubts which may ocurred from that point were quickly extinguished as the Spaniard raced through the next three sets in time to see Brazil take on Chile in the World Cup. “I finished all my matches playing better than when I started and that is very positive. 28/06/2014 “The body is feeling fine,” Nadal told BBC Sport after clinching the victory.  Up against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin, Nadal lost the first set on a tie-breaker. Federer join No. 1 and No. 3 seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the fourth round, meaning the top four seeds are all left standing ahead of what promises to be an entertaining second week of the Grand Slam.last_img read more

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Maradona heaps praise on Javier Mascherano

first_img DPA While the hopes of Argentina are carried on the shoulders of Lionel Messi with their World Cup final with Germany looming, it was Javier Mascherano who characterised their semi-final win over Holland on Wednesday night. “The example on the pitch is Mascherano. Everyone follows his rhythm. So they cannot score against us.” And Argentina legend Diego Maradona was full of praise for the versatile Barcelona midfielder. 10/07/2014 CEST Upd. at 17:38 center_img “When I said it was ‘Masche’ and 10 more, they laughed. Today they could not laugh. Maradona praised one particularly vital moment, when the 30-year-old blocked an Arjen Robben shot with extra-time looming. “Mascherano was exceptional,” Maradona said. “With that one chance for Robben,” the former Barca and Napoli forward continued, “Mascherano is behind, but he reads the danger and comes in running and throws all he has to block it for a corner.” Mascherano will be hoping he can make a similar contribution in the final on Sunday night.last_img read more

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Diego Costa: If I played for Madrid or Barcelona you’d say I did well…

first_imgSpain forward Diego Costa has railed against his critics after his team won 2-0 against Belgium, in which David Silva scored twice.  02/09/2016 @riksharma_ Rik Sharma Costa was pleased with his performance. “I had a good game although I didn’t score. Many time I dig myself a hole but other times with just a little thing you create a storm. I know when I make mistakes and my people tell me that to my face. I think I had my best game with the Spain team. center_img The Chelsea man said: “I have quality, I make goals and sometimes I lose the plot a bit, like other players. I haven’t done the greatest things [with Spain], but if I was a player for Real Madrid or Barcelona they would say I had a great game… but as I’m not Spanish-born…” “I participated a lot and I leave content, unlike other times.” Upd. on 16/03/2017 at 16:14 CETlast_img read more

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Belgian midfielder Fellaini signs contract extension with Manchester United

first_imgBelgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, currently at the World Cup in Russia, has signed a new contract with Manchester United for the next two years, the club confirmed on Friday.  “I alway believed in his desire to stay here,” Mourinho added in comments to United’s official website. Upd. at 17:58 29/06/2018 CEST IN SPORT.ES EFE “I am delighted to continue my time at Manchester United,” Fellaini said. “I took this decision because I am really happy here.  “I feel like this is a team with a lot of things to achieve.”  Fellaini, 30, signed for United in 2013 and has since played in 156 games for the club, scoring 20 goals.  United coach Jose Mourinho said he was “really happy” that Fellaini decided to stay, despite having offers to move elsewhere.  During his time at Old Trafford he has won the FA Cup, the League Cup, the Europa League and the Community Shield.  El centrocampista belga Fellaini renueva dos años con el Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

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Marcelo will be fit to play in the Clasico

first_imgMarcelo trained normally and will be at the Camp Nou on Sunday, ready to play from the off in the Clasico. The Brazilian defender had to leave the pitch in the last minute of Tuesday’s game agaisnt Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, after a tough tackle. He worried that he had an ankle problem but in the end he recovered and can play against Barcelona. Marcelo llega al clásico NACHO FOR CARVAJAL Alejandro Alcázar 25/10/2018 The Brazilian will line up at left-back, but Dani Carvajal will not make the game at right-back. His calf problem means he is Madrid’s only absentee. Nacho is likely to line up at right-back with Raphael Varane coming back into the centre. “It’s just a tough blow,” said Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui after the Plzen game. “Not a muscular problem.” Upd. on 26/10/2018 at 13:41 CEST IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona: Five things you might not know

first_imgAdvertisement 5y05nfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4e223v5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egye( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8mWould you ever consider trying this?😱buuh11lCan your students do this? 🌚1ipsnRoller skating! Powered by Firework IT’S TIGHT BUT BARCELONA HOLD THE ALL-TIME EDGEThese two teams have met in LaLiga on 162 occasions. Barcelona have won 73 times, making for a win percentage of 45%. There have been 39 draws, while Atlético come out on top in the league on 50 occasions.Advertisement ATLETI ARE ONE OF MESSI’S FAVOURITE TEAMS TO FACETalk about a big-game player. Over the course of his career, Leo Messi has met Los Colchoneros 36 times and has scored 28 goals. Only Sevilla, against who he has scored 32 times, have suffered more at the hands (or feet…) of the Barça number 10.DIEGO SIMEONE HAS NEVER BEATEN BARCELONA IN THE LEAGUEAlthough ‘El Cholo’ Simeone may have won a league title at the Camp Nou with a 1-1 draw back on the final day of the 2013/14 season, he has never actually collected three points against the Blaugrana. The Argentine has faced Barcelona in LaLiga Santander 13 times, losing nine and drawing four. Could this be the year he snaps his unwanted winless streak?Advertisement WHEN IT COMES TO ATLETI-BARÇA, EXPECT GOALSThere hasn’t been a goalless draw in matches between these two teams since 2013. They’ve played 17 times across all competitions since then and every one of those 17 meetings has produced at least a goal.BARCELONA REGISTERED THE JOINT-LARGEST VICTORY AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANO, BUT NOT AGAINST ATLETI…Interestingly, there have been two five-goal wins at Atleti’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium since it opened in the summer of 2017, but neither was achieved by the home club. One was a 6-1 win over Argentina for Spain, while the other was Barcelona’s 5-0 Copa del Rey final victory over Sevilla.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fans slam Yuvraj Singh for skipping Ranji Trophy game following IPL auction deal

first_imgAdvertisement 93aiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfqtwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eri6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dnb2hWould you ever consider trying this?😱4ex0Can your students do this? 🌚4hdebRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: myKhel)Advertisement Yuvraj Singh faced immense criticism from the social media after he missed the Ranji Trophy game for his state side Punjab post IPL auction where he was picked by Mumbai Indians for the base price 1 crore. Interestingly, the cricketer played three Ranji Trophy matches before IPL auction to prove his worth and didn’t make any significant impact.Advertisement Yuvraj was released from his contract with the Kings XI Punjab following a poor season in 2018. Fans now believe that he had decided to play the domestic tournament prior to the auction only to grab the attention of IPL franchises.Yuvraj scored 24 against Delhi, 4 & 9 against Himachal Pradesh and 41 against Tamil Nadu. Despite these performances, Mumbai Indians still went for him in the second round after he remained unsold in the first.Advertisement But instead of continuing his run with Punjab, he pulled out of their next Ranji game after the IPL auction which started on Saturday. Fans who were gathered outside the gates of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad to catch a glimpse of the southpaw returned in disappointment failing to spot him.While his state side is sweating it out in Hyderabad, Yuvraj is seen to be enjoying Christmas holidays now in Hungary. His wife Hazel Keech had posted a picture of him with Ashish Nehra and Ajit Agarkar.Here are some the reactions on how the fans felt, after being irked by it.He played just for ipl auction, After the auctions were over, opted out of todays match against hyderabad, such a selfish player— King Rohit (@KingRoh56371584) December 22, 2018Also Read:Viv Richards defends Virat Kohli’s aggressive behavior Advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea’s struggles under Sarri revealed – its all in the training

first_imgAdvertisement bo99NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vspwl0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eedka( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) znWould you ever consider trying this?😱yg91zCan your students do this? 🌚fbRoller skating! Powered by Firework When former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri arrived in England to take over the managerial duties at Chelsea, the Blues seemed to be off to a great start under the Italian. But soon, various issues surfaced, and soon a dip in their form was observed. The problem lies in the way Sarri trains his players. Advertisement Sarri’s tactics at first were hailed by many as something that the club needed. But considering their recent turn in form, even the club’s most loyal of fans are now disappointed with the quality of football on the pitch, and have started to question the coach’s methods.The 60-year old Italian did not hold back to criticize his players after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal, and summed it all up saying his squad was all but “difficult to motivate”. Now one might think the answer probably lies in the training, since the club suffered 4 losses in their last 9 Premier League outings itself.Advertisement Sarri’s bifurcation of the ground among the defenders and, the forwards and midfielders for training explains why the backline has problems linking up with the rest. It is also noteworthy that he makes the team train even on matchdays with late kick-offs, which explains how Alvaro Morata sustained a minor hamstring injury which ruled him out of the first leg of their League Cup tie against Spurs a fortnight ago.Sarri had been infamous in Naples as well, for not having much of any rotation in the squad, and the fact that he often chooses players from a very small group backs that fact observed in Italy. This is sure to cause some rift between him and his players, with one reported saying whether Sarri “even knows what my name is”.Advertisement However, David Luiz seems to refute all the reports, and has affirmed that Sarri has the confidence of the whole dressing room and, the fact that Higuain, the striker he most wanted in London, has been arranged for even though on loan, shows that he has the club’s backing too.Whether or not these things change is something that still remains to be seen.Read also:-Watch: Rio Ferdinand slams Chelsea midfielder JorginhoChelsea offer Callum Hudson-Odoi £70,000 per week to stay Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal ease past Manchester United to storm into the top four

first_imgAdvertisement xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7znmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7wzeh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1c3akrWould you ever consider trying this?😱4q5Can your students do this? 🌚cebRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal eased past Manchester United to reclaim their fourth position in the League Table at the Emirates. The Gunners scored 2 goals against Manchester United at the Emirates to snatch an important victory on Sunday.Advertisement The Gunners are currently situated at the fourth position in the League Table with 60 points in 30 matches so far. On the other hand, the Red Devils are at the fifth position in the League Table with 59 points in same number of matches. The Gunners started the match on a fire as Granit Xhaka scored an important opening goal for the home side at the 12th minute of the match. Alexandre Lacazette provided the ball towards Granit Xhaka at this moment.Advertisement The Gunners defended really well in this match. The Red Devils created so many chances. However, they failed to penetrate in the final third. The first half of the match ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in favour of the Gunners.In the second half, Arsenal were awarded a penalty at an important moment of the match. Alexandre Lacazette was fouled inside the box by Fred at the 69th minute of the match. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang converted successfully from the spot for the Gunners. The Gunners won the match with a margin of 2-0 against Manchester United at the Emirates.Advertisement https://www.sportsindiashow.com/harry-kane-will-face-no-punishment-headbutt-cesar-azpilicueta/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kevin De Bruyne believes City were the better team in the long run

first_imgAdvertisement u9cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsf5ablWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4c1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lwWould you ever consider trying this?😱v9Can your students do this? 🌚n7bzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Kevin De Bruyne has spoken to The Guardian at length about his injuries, his rocky year and Liverpool’s chase of the title.Advertisement When asked about whether the Belgian felt any sympathy for Liverpool :Advertisement “No,” he says. “It’s a remarkable effort but it means that we were just better than them in the end. I don’t feel sorry for them because I don’t think they’d feel sorry for us. I don’t think anybody felt sorry about the way we went out of the Champions League.”“I know how they feel because you’re going to feel disappointed,” the 27-year-old says. “We’d feel the same if it happened to us. But we’re still competitors. We want to win as much as they do but I can understand the feelings they have.”Advertisement “Pep knows [I was frustrated]. After I shouldn’t really have left but sometimes emotions come up and at the time I thought it was a good game for me. It was already 5-0 and at that moment I was like: ‘I need the game time. I can be still important.’”The Belgian midfielder opened up about his injuries :“It’s been one of those years where I started really badly with two big injuries. I came back in the right way but obviously my body couldn’t cope with all the games. If you play once a week, you will be fine but I played five or six games in two and a half weeks and my body just said: ‘No, it’s not possible.’” Advertisementlast_img read more

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