This is the first time PNG have found themselves trailing at half time.
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Hekari takes on Huawei PS United FC this afternoon in the second match of the double header at 3pm in round five of the Southern Conference.Leading the points ladder, Hekari is six points ahead of its rival Huawei and is hoping to gain another three points.Erema is level with PKA Rapatona FC on six points while fourth placed Huawei will need this win to move three points up the ladder but they can only hope Rapatona suffers defeat against Gigira Laitepo in the first match today.For the Northern Conference, a double header will get underway this afternoon at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.The first game at 12:30pm is the showdown between Admiralty FC and Besta PNG United FC.The next game will be a grand final rematch between reigning champions Lae City Dwellers FC and Madang FC at 3pm. This is a game to watch with a bumper crowd expected.The only game to be played on Sunday (tomorrow) at 3pm will be between Erema Gulf FC locking horns with FC Pom.
In any case, Suarez he has participated in 41.6 percent of goals Barça team, a very high percentage. It is surprising that Suarez was able to reach these numbers with an injury like the one that dragged. He talks a lot about the character of a player who has endured the team, especially in the Champions League. His goals against him Inter on the second day of the first phase and his participation in the 1-2 from Prague they collaborated in the classification. Suarez has also been the most decisive player, even more than Messi, in the matches of out of home of Barça in League. In Leganés, Getafe, San Sebastián, and the other day with a great match at Cornellà in which he scored and assisted Vidal in 1-2. Barça is in a dramatic situation at this time because you need to find A player who can do what Suarez. It is not that there is not in Barça. It is not there in the market. Not only for what he is able to do as nine, but for his ability to clean defenses in the Messi slaloms.Names like Lautaro Martínez, Cavani or Alcácer They are on the table. None have the category of Suarez. Barça is torn between sign or not, but it seems an evidence that a killer Messi and Griezmann need something else that a weather vane like Dembélé and two young people like Carles Pérez and Ansu. The Low Luis Suarez acquires dramatic dyes for Barcelona. Four months of absence due to his injury to the meniscus of the right knee that leave the Barca team without a player whose numbers this season they are at the height nothing less than of Leo Messi. Barça has scored 60 official goals this season (49 in the League, 9 in the Champions League and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup) and, of them, Suarez has been involved directly at 25 (14 goals and 11 assists), although you could say that even in more because the header of the other day that Oblak stopped and then riveted Griezmann is not considered as assistance.
The Ernesto Valverde era in Barcelona is already past. The club, after the debacle of the Super Cup and endless rumors, has announced the dismissal of Txingurri thus ending two and a half seasons leading the first team in which LaLiga has won twice, a Copa del Rey (lost another final) and another Spanish Super Cup, the competition that ended up being the last blow for Viandar de la Vera. His substitute, a Quique Setién who gets the great opportunity of his career after leading Las Palmas and Real Betis, among other groups, and who signs until 2022 with the elections to the Blaugrana presidency on the horizon.Four titles but the feeling that he never knew how to take over the reins of one of the most complicated costumes in the world. In the shade, due to the so-called Champions League disasters in Rome and Liverpool, the Valverde stage as coach of Barcelona closes with another failure in the fight for a championship, although after signing the 80 best minutes of the season in addition to be a leader in LaLiga and stand in the round of the top continental competition.Because against Atlético de Madrid, the culé team did not deserve to lose in the semifinals. But football is like that and a bad final straight match led to the rojiblancos going 2-1 (with two other goals voided in Barça) and that led to the last anger of the directive against his coach. That one that never gave the full confidence of Josep María Bartomeu and its surroundings and was only saved in June 2019 by the insistence of the strong block of the wardrobe, with Leo Messi in the lead. He leaves with four titles (two leagues, between them) after two and a half campaignsThe Cantabrian coach signs until 2022 with the elections on the horizonThis Tuesday will be presented at the Camp Nou and will debut before Granada After tense days in Can Barça, trips to Qatar and clandestine meetings but telegraphed loudly, Bartomeu has met with Valverde on the return to training to communicate his dismissal. That has been a reality after the meeting with the Board of Directors this Monday, where the arrival until 2022 of Quique Setién has been closed and once it has also been announced, one that will be presented this Tuesday with the president, in order to explain everything that happened.In this way, Valverde leaves and the Cantabrian coach arrives (‘us’ from Xavi and Koeman through), to urgently take the culé box before his official debut in LaLiga (Sunday, at 9:00 p.m. against Granada). With the Camp Nou present, the culé fan will dictate his sentence: support for the team before the new stage or criticism for being participants of the goodbye of the Txingurri.Txingurri fell ‘the brown’ without NeymarAn Extremaduran coach who arrived in the summer of 2017 to take over from the successful, but short, stage of Luis Enrique in the dressing room. Already without Neymar from the beginning, due to his escape to PSG, Valverde had to reinvent himself (after losing his first Super Cup against Madrid) with the signings in extremis of Dembélé and Coutinho.Two players who never knew how to get the expected match and also largely blamed their method, as in the aforementioned debacles of the Olympic of Rome, Anfield, Cup against Valencia or the last of Jeddah, as well as the difficult coupling of Griezmann, irregularities with Arthur or the strange substitutions of Busquets.Conqueror of the two leagues he has faced, the first Cup and the second Super Cup, his triumphs were hidden under the technical superiority of Messi and company on the grass. Not the defeats, which weighed too much on the fans and were exhausting the patience of the board. That in his last year and a half in the club, there are elections in 2021, he has chosen Quique Setién as a relay until 2022, which suggests that he will be chosen for the bench of the continuity candidacy.Racing from Santander, Poli Ejido, Equatorial Guinea, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis in his career as a coach, Setién comes up with a much bigger challenge. Get in front of a much superior club in everything that represents the previous ones and move forward with a season that has become entrenched by the lack of confidence in Valverde, which exploded after falling into the reformed Super Cup. 01/13/2020 – 20:24 | 23:24 – 01/13/20
Iraola’s team easily wins (3-1) a blurred SevillaIt is the only team that breaks the tyranny of the ‘first’ in quarters New surprise in Anduva. The Mirandés managed to defeat Sevilla 3-1 in a match in which two goals before half an hour gave Andoni Iraola’s team some peace of mind. The reds qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey for the fourth time in their history and expect a rival to be decided in the draw.The Mirandés began the game very seriously, squeezing the ball out of Sevilla and gave the bell very soon with an early goal from Matheus that aroused the madness in Anduva. The Brazilian was ahead of the rojillo team after winning the ball with his body and remaining alone against Vaclik who could not stop right to the second post of the Mirandés striker.Sevilla reacted after the goal, with several occasions that found no goal. With the Mirandés thrown back, but with the clearest ideas in attack, Malsa was able to extend the advantage but Vacilik stopped the ball.A very dangerous foul by Antonio Sánchez to Munir in the front of the area could change the course of the game, but Limones cleared the foul dumped by Gudelj.The reddish attack was more defined and Matheus scored the second after an error from Ever Banega and a little help from Gudelj, who touched the ball with his back to mislead the Sevilla goalkeeper.Julen Lopetegui watched as the first part ended and did not know how to stop forward Matheus, who drove the Nervión team centrals crazy. The Mirandés continued to squeeze in the final minutes and could score in third with a cross shot of Merquelanz and then with another of Matheus, but Vaclik this time did not hesitate. Photo: EFE After passing through the locker room, Lopetegui did not see the game clearly and made a triple change in his starting eleven, putting Ocampos, En-Nesyri and Jordan. Sevillistas starred in the first two occasions, but Mirandés was able to sentence the match from the penalty spot.The referee Jaime Latre had to go to the VAR to see the penalty of Diego Carlos on Álvaro Rey. Vaclik intercepted Álvaro Peña’s shot, a penalty for Andoni Iraola’s team that could have sentenced the match.Mirandés was not affected by missing the maximum penalty, as he kept trying several times but Sevilla insisted on a superb Lemons and a reddish set locked behind.Those of Lopetegui continued fighting controlling the ball at all times, while those of Iraola dedicated themselves to shrinking balls thinking about the end of the match. The minutes passed and time was running out for Sevilla.Álvaro Rey finished the game when he suffered the most reddish team. A clearance after a corner of Sevilla, the Sevilla was the fastest and despite the fact that Vaclik stopped the first attempt to the second marked the third, which gave the final pass to the quarterfinals to Mirandés.Sevilla scored the goal of honor in Nolito boots with the time served on a night that will go down in the history of the rojillo team, the only survivor who does not dispute the First Division of this round.– Data sheet: 3 – Mirandes: Limones, Sergio, Odei, Álvaro Peña (Guridi min 63), Matheus Aias (Marcos André min 73), Álvaro Rey (Kijera min 87), Merquelanz, Malsa, Alex González, Franquesa, Antonio Sánchez.1 – Seville: Vaclik, Nolito, Banega (Ocampos min 46), Munir (En-Nesyri min 46), Koundé (Jordan min 46), Jesús Navas, Gudelj, Escudero, De Jong, Diego Carlos, Oliver.Goals: 1-0: M.7 Matheus. 2-0: M.29 Matheus. 3-0: M. 86 Álvaro Rey. 3-1: M.90 NolithReferee: Jaime Latre (Aragonese school). He admonished Alexander Gonzalez (min 33), coach Andoni Iraola (min 33), Matheus (min 56), Antonio Sánchez (min 77), Sergio (min 79) and visitors to Munir (min 37), for Mirandés. to coach Julen Lopetegui (min 53), Diego Carlos (min 53), Escudero (min 75)
LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 14, 2020 Influenza A, also called influenza, killed more than 18,000 people worldwide between 2009-2010. Then classified also as a ‘pandemic’ by the World Health Organization, influenza did not paralyze Europe the way the coronavirus is doing, but Betis suffered it in their meats in a direct way as it is happening this time with all teams in all competitions.The verdiblancos were active in the Second Division, a category to which they had dropped a few months earlier. On October 30, 2009, the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation accepted his request to postpone the league match against Villarreal B due to influenza A suffered by thirteen of its footballers. The Betic medical services had confirmed through tests that Sergio García, Arzu, Sunny, Carlos García, Nelson, Juande, Damiá, Nano, Caffa, Pavone, Emaná, Fernando Vega and the then-still-youth Israel Bascón were infected. As an insulation measure, Betis had already decided to suspend all training that the Verdiblanco team had to do during that week. In these days of coronavirus, the Heliopolis club has taken the step of not training until Monday and therefore evaluating the possibility of extending that time without meeting. In any case, the verdiblancos soccer players have the recommendation not to leave Seville.
On how his players are working and how that work is controlled, Moreno affirms that the task “is not easy, although luckily we have specific professionals in the coaching staff in the case of physical training who have a lot of level and experience and although we are in an anomalous and different situation that we had never encountered before, it comes out ahead, and we from the first moment the first thing to say is that we have a team of players who are very professional and who are also prepared people who know perfectly well what they have what to do, and Even so, we have tried to prepare a package of utensils for them to work at home such as tires, balls, bicycle and all kinds of material to be able to work from home and we are convinced that the players are doing it, then we try to have everything under control in addition to seeing and studying new technological possibilities of heart rates so that we can also have all the training data from home and we will put it into practice in the coming days; And then with the nutritionist, with the menus, we also try not to eat more than the expense that each one has and we go to the race trying to organize all this and as we prepare things, we send them to them. “On the professionalism of each footballer, Moreno says that in the coaching staff they are “calm because we know that we have a group of players who are very professional.” Regarding the situation of the league, detained on matchday 27, with multiple proposals in sight and with his team occupying a relegation place, Vicente Moreno refers to a possible return from the competition with total ignorance of when it could happen and how a small pre-season would be enabled as a set-up: “We will see how long we are going to be standing and predictably and from the way we are, unfortunately, this I think is going to be for the long term, I understand that it is normal that we have to have a period of time that is surely shorter than usual. in preseason, but it is a time for the players to do field work at a group level, especially so as not to put them at risk, and have fewer injury options, although now it is a bit risky to talk about all this and it is all the more because you have to wait, see deadlines and the first and most important thing is what we have in our hands right now and that is extremely serious, and from there when all this is overcome we will think about the other “. However, if something is clear to the Mallorcan coach it is that he considers that the league should end when it is and in this sense he reflects: “It gives me the feeling that on the teams that are in a situation in the leaderboard like us that are currently on the decline, we could have some interest in this ending like this, and it is quite the opposite, if any specific team have any interest in the league being over anytime, and even within the following season, we would be the ones in these conditions because we want to have options to save ourselves on the field of play because we are at a point of being able to do it and because there are eleven games left so that each one gets what they have to achieve in the field of play once a third of the competition remains, I think it would be the fairest “.Moreno points out that “you have to be very careful with the opinions we give, each one can give his opinion of what he believes is, selfishly, more interesting for his team and that’s where I think, at least, I don’t I am going to do it, it is a very difficult decision for those who have to make it, be it the Federation, or the president, and I would not like to be in their shoes, and I am sure that they will do it as fair as possible, but I already say that I want the competition to be played and I want each of us to finish where we deserve, That would be the fairest thing and everything that is not that, for someone will be or believe that it is just and for others, based on their interest, they will think that it is unfair “.
Right now, there is a widespread feeling that clubs will be forced to conduct direct negotiations with their own players, something that would further prolong the problem.Both sides of the negotiation are upset. Players believe that they are giving an image of greedy. Comments from Matt Hancock, health secretary, last week, saying that footballers “should play their part” did not go down well in the locker room.Players want to make sure that clubs don’t want to be opportunists to save money by reducing their wages. Footballers want guarantees that lower-paid teammates are protected, and they would also like to see commitment from club owners. Premier League clubs will start individual negotiations to cut their players’ salaries after failing to reach a collective agreement to try to alleviate the crisis caused by the coronavirus.Despite the fact that players have been informed of the large losses that clubs may suffer due to the interruption of competition due to the pandemic, the Association of Professional Soccer Players has rejected a collective salary cut of 30%.Over the next week, the clubs will discuss the proposal received to try to reach a collective agreement. Many of the clubs are concerned about the possibility of reducing their income in the event that the season is suspended and some of them have already taken measures that affect club employees to reduce this possible effect.
The New year is just a few days old, and despite all the problems in West Indies cricket – the abandoned tour of India; the defeats at the hands of Australia; Sri Lanka, and Australia again; the crisis facing the Board; and the fact that no West Indian made it into Test cricket’s Top Ten at the end of the year – we wish all those in the fraternity all the best for 2016. The only saving grace last year was the wonderful and thrilling victory at Kensington Oval, the one which handed the West Indies a draw against England and which filled every West Indian with excitement and with plenty hope. Although that hope ended only in wishful thinking, my wish, despite my feeling that things will remain the same, in spite of the huffing and puffing by the toothless CARICOM governments, is that the gloom of 2015 will be replaced by a little light in 2016. I love cricket, and I am passionate about Melbourne, Jamaica, and West Indies cricket. Indeed, most people, those who know me and know me well, especially my family, will say that I eat, sleep, and drink cricket. Last year, the West Indies brought down the curtain with an embarrassing and humiliating performance against Australia. They did nothing right. They were terrible in batting, bowling, and fielding. Indeed, with the exception of Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite, and a few others, they looked like novices. This year, however, the West Indies are scheduled to play one or two series, and based on results of the recent past, things are hardly likely to be any better. In fact, every year it has been the same. Despite the utterances about improvements and little gains, nothing has changed; nothing at all. Looking at the team, which, despite its weakness, includes a few questionable selections, looking at the management team, which allows inexperience and non-performing youngsters to speak on behalf of the team, and looking at the people who consistently talk glowingly about what to expect from the players despite defeat after defeat, it is easy to write off the players – especially as it appears that nothing is really being done to remedy the situation. Despite all the talk, the huge entourage surrounding the team on every tour, the money reportedly being spent on West Indies cricket, and the outreach in West Indies cricket, nothing is really happening. The West Indies need a system to develop their young players into productive players. They need to play the game regularly, to train regularly, and not only when it is ordered and supervised. They need people, good people, checking on them regularly, and not only to sympathise with them and to pat them on the back like nice guys whenever they fail. They need people, coaches or whoever, who will also say something or do something constructive at such times, which, at this time, is most times. COMMITTED PLAYERS The West Indies need to look also for players, good players, who are also proud people, committed people, and people who, although there is not one, respect the flag. And those kinds of players are necessary, very necessary. It makes no sense, or very little sense, to have the most talented players who, at the first sign of adversity, sulk and withdraw themselves from the game, sometimes, most times, affecting other players on the team. The West Indies need players who believe in one for all and all for one, and also players who, even though it is not true, believe, like a journalist, that he, or she, is as good as his, or her, last story. It is folly to fail, and fail, after one or two good performance and to stroll around the ground, to swagger, like the proverbial “cat’s pyjamas”. It is just as bad to treat one who has failed and failed after one or two good performances like royalty. My wish for 2016 is that these things will change. West Indies cricket has been through the good and the bad. It started promisingly, it had its watershed in 1950, it had its ups and downs, it became the best in the world, and now it is back at stage one. The return to the glory days, or near to them, must come back, hopefully, if not quickly. West Indies cricket basically has good, young players. They, however, need to commit themselves to the game and to the West Indies, to train hard and to play hard, and to remember who they are, where they are from, and that although it may not be the best in the world, although players from India, England, Australia earn more money than they do, those from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa are not. The West Indies players are paid what the West Indies can afford. It is as simple as that. My wish for the new year is that from all the few basically talented West Indies players some can be found with the class to carry West Indies cricket through these parlous times. The West Indies need players who can bat, bowl, field and know how to play the game. The West Indies need batsmen who can do more than reel off a pretty stroke here and there, bowlers who can really bowl and who can get good batsmen out, and fielders who can really field. My wish for this year is that the West Indies will see the light and realise that their cricketers are nowhere nearly as good as those of yesteryear, that their cricketers will also face that fact, that their cricketers play Test cricket two or three years too early in most cases, that our administrators will end their insularity, tighten up on West Indies cricket and make it stronger, and that they need to train and practice until they hear a voice say practice no more. West Indies cricket also needs to see less swagger in the cricketers, less cheerleaders, for whatever reason, among those who should guide, and among those guide technical development, and more people who can inspire and motivate rather than simply tell how to bat and bowl.