A pure loan deal, without an option to buy. The veteran Diego Lopez, formerly of Real Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal amongst others, arrives at Espanyol to fill the void left by the departure of Pau Lopez to Tottenham Hotspur. The Spanish goalkeeper did not feature in Vincenzo Montella’s plans at the San Siro, and his decision to join the ‘Pericos’ will allow Quique Sanchez Flores to have two experienced players battling for the position in goal. He will compete with Roberto for the starting position, and arrives for one season from AC Milan. The Italian side will pay part of his salary. 31/08/2016 at 22:18 CEST Sport EN He follows the signing earlier in the evening of Diego Reyes, the Mexican defender, who arrived from Porto on loan with an option to buy.
“It’s normal that Barca begin the tie as favourites, their history is greater, but we’re going to put up a fight, that’s football. There are two games and we will give our all to get through.” CET “You can’t say we’ve had much luck: we’ve drawn the most difficult team, the best team in the world,” said Monchi. “There are no easy teams at this stage and Barca are the favourites in the tie but no one should write Roma off. There’s huge excitement about the tie and we hope we can compete against them. “Barcelona and [Manchester] City are the teams playing at the highest level, but anyone would have been difficult: Real Madrid, Juve, Bayern… Roma’s sporting director Monchi spoke to BeIN Sports about the Champions League draw which pits Barcelona against his side. IN SPORT.ES Monchi: “El Barça es favorito, pero hay esperanza” Upd. at 13:03 16/03/2018 Sport EN read more
The Sun: Zidane studying English to sign for Manchester United 01/10/2018 Manchester United could get rid of Jose Mourinho this week SPORT.es Zidane is the favourite to take over if the Portuguese coach leaves. The former Real Madrid coach phoned Mourinho to try and clear up the situation, leaving Mourinho more worried after explaining that all that has happened is his agents have asked if he’d be interested in the job. Upd. on 02/10/2018 at 10:07 CEST After drawing with Wolves and being knocked out of the League Cup to second-tier Derby County, United were beaten 3-1 by West Ham United at the weekend. Therefore, the French coach phoned Mourinho… who was left even more worried about his Old Trafford future. He has a week to save his job and convince Ed Woodward that he can end the current crisis. They welcome Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday and then host Newcastle United in the Premier League in what could be a huge week for the club. La sorprendente llamada de Zidane a Mourinho Mourinho is convinced that United have sounded out Zidane’s people as they come up with a contingency plan in the case that they decide to sack him. After the defeat to West Ham, United have been left 10th in the Premier League with 10 points, nine back from leaders Manchester City and with the squad, most notably Paul Pogba, warring with Mourinho. IN SPORT.ES RELATED STORIES According to The Sun, Zidane is worried that the rumours appearing in the media will lead Mourinho to think that he is going behind his back trying to get his job. Jose Mourinho received a call from Zinedine Zidane, the man tipped to take his job at Manchester United following a poor run of results at the start of the season. read more
“Winning the game is the objective,” he said. “We’re not thinkin about other results. We’re going to focus on what we can control, which is this game.” 14/10/2018 As for taking the national team to Seville, Luis Enrique said: “It’s really good to come here. It’s always really nice to visit Sevilla. I had the chance as a player with the national team. The support is special. The Spain coach was optimistic, confident that his side will get the win they need to book their place in the final four of the competition next summer. PasiSon In SevillE Upd. at 21:04 SOUTHGATE FAN IN SPORT.ES “[Signing a] new contract shows [the FA] have confidence in him. Also, following his news conferences is helping me with my English. It’s like having an English teacher for free!” In this sense, Lucho said he doesn’t see similarities between La Roja and the Barcelona side which he won the treble with in 2015. “I don’t see similarities with Barcelona,” he said. “They’re different players and I don’t think it’s that good to compare teams. Each season is different, coaches change and I don’t think it’s fair to compare coaches and teams.” As for the game against England, Luis Enrique is focused on winning, even though a draw will seal Spain’s place at the top of the group ahead of Gareth Southgate’s men and Croatia. Luis Enrique spoke in a press conference at Real Betis’ Benito Villamarin on Sunday, looking ahead to Monday’s UEFA Nations League game against England. Jordi Gil The former Barça boach said he has “doubts” about how Southgate will line his side up for the match and praised the coach’s work. “I like Southgate as a coach,” he added. “I like the way he interprets the game by trying to play with the ball and adapting to his players, which is something we all must do. @jordigil CEST Luis Enrique: “No veo similitudes entre esta selección y el Barça” “That’s what we expect again tomorrow, the fans to be at their best. It’s key for us. The bigger the atmosphere, the support, the backing, the better. And Sevilla is a mythical, special city and we’re really happy to be here.” RELATED STORIES Saul: I would like to have Spain coach Luis Enrique’s character read more
Advertisement a6s9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9kl8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E14adc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) f42otWould you ever consider trying this?😱5u6Can your students do this? 🌚1r70lRoller skating! Powered by Firework India’s badminton star Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying at the 2018 Denmark Open finals and settled for a silver medal at the Odense Sports Park. The Olympic Bronze medalist lost 13-21, 21-13, and 21-6 to the World No.1 under 52 minutes.Advertisement Saina Nehwal failed to overcome Tai Tzu Ying’s challengeTai Tzu Ying took a 5-1 lead early on in the first set, and Saina played catch up to it. However, the 24-year-old maintained her nerves and took the first set 21-13.Saina Nehwal started the second set on a positive note after taking a 9-4 lead. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist failed to lodge a comeback as Saina pushed the game to a decider after winning the second set with the same scoreline.Advertisement However, fatigue wore in for Saina as she gifted her opponent nine straight points from 2-2 to 2-11 early on in the game. Tai Tzu-Ying showed no mercy as she won 5 consecutive points to win the final set 21-6.With Saina Nehwal’s loss, India’s journey at the Denmark Open comes to an end as Srikanth Kadambi lost to Japan’s Kento Momota earlier today.Advertisement The Sportsindiashow team wishes Saina Nehwal and the Indian badminton fraternity best of luck for their future endeavors. Advertisement read more
Image Courtesy: Marca/Portugal visto do CeuAdvertisement 6a6bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4e9gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1x4n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) e0mooWould you ever consider trying this?😱4bl7n2Can your students do this? 🌚7xq2ywz7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Friendship has a strong bond in the game, on or off field, as Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is about to sell his Portuguese villa to fellow countryman and ex Real Madrid teammate Pepe at a loss, but that has not bothered the Portguese superstar to go ahead and finalise the deal.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Marca/Portugal visto do CeuRonaldo built the mansion in Peneda-Geres, Portugal’s national park, back in 2012 for £3.5 million. The estate, located high in the mountains is surrounded by woodlands, and also includes a dock and a helipad for both water and air commute.Although the 34 year old forward is taking a hit of £1.25 million, as sources from The Sun suggest, but the wage at Turin can make up for it in just seven days.Advertisement Pepe, the 36 year old center back who returned to his boyhood club FC Porto this January from Turkish side Beşiktaş JK, has made a pretty sweet bargain on his national team buddy at £2.3 million.Located on the banks of the Cávado River, the two storeyed villa covers an estimated 800 square meter of land, containing three bedrooms, a jacuzzi, a master suite and also a Turkish bath- which will make the Süper Lig returned defender feel right at home.Advertisement Check out some photos of the spectacular mansion below:Image Courtesy: Portugal visto do CeuImage Courtesy: Portugal visto do CeuBoth Ronaldo and Pepe have had bright spells together in their career- winning the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament for Portugal, and also won two La Liga and three Champions League trophies as Galacticos. Advertisement read more
By Paul PickeringLONDON is calling for Berwick trampolinist Madeleine Johnson. The 17-year-old Haileybury College student has her sights firmly set…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
By Mark GullickCRANBOURNE faces Beaconsfield in the second semi-final at Edwin Flack Reserve on Saturday, with a place in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
By RUSSELL BENNETT BRENDAN Kimber can’t stand to lose a game of Monopoly, let alone footy. His competitiveness and winning…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
By NICOLE WILLIAMS WITH his foot hanging by a thread, all Zach Stephens could think about was saving his treasured…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.