Barcelona loses 41% of goals without Luis Suárez

first_imgIn 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.last_img read more

Barcelona dismisses Ernesto Valverde and signs Quique Setién at the front of the bench

first_imgThe 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.center_img 01/13/2020 – 20:24 | 23:24 – 01/13/20last_img read more

UP, UST face off for UAAP men’s football crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ University of Santo Tomas ended a six-year drought and advanced to the final of the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament with a 1-0 win over Ateneo in extra time in Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.UST, the winningest team in the league with 35 titles, will face University of the Philippines, which ousted De La Salle in the other semifinal, 1-0, in the one-off final next Thursday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The Blue Eagles tried to equalize and send the match to penalties but Koko Gaudiel’s free kick deep in extra time hit the crossbar.UST last ruled the league in the 2006-07 season when it defeated Far Eastern University in the championship round. Allado was then an assistant to Nonoy Carpio.Meanwhile, Kyle Magdato’s 47th minute strike was enough for the Fighting Maroons to make a return trip to the Finals after a one-year absence. Celest Flores-ColinaADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident After two seasons of disappointments, including last year’s 1-2 semifinal loss to Ateneo, the Golden Booters finally got over the hump.“The players deserve to to be the final because they did their best today We didn’t give up,” said coach Marjo Allado, after the Tigers secured their first championship appearance since the 2011-12 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re very happy,” said Allado, whose squad has seven graduating players and are hoping to end their careers with the tutle. “It’s our motivation; no more next year.”Conrado Dimacali’s header from a saved attempt in the 105th minute put the Golden Booters ahead after a scoreless 90 minutes. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mixed emotions for Zamar as he nails dagger freethrows vs PH team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Guyana Petroleum Summit set for May 9 in Houston, Texas

first_img– to feature oil and gas expertsSeveral companies and oil experts are slated to attend and provide their input during the Guyana Petroleum Summit, which will be held on Thursday at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas.Companies such as Chevron, SBM Offshore, PRT Offshore, Manuchar, Technip FMC, EOG Resources, OEG Offshore Limited, Shell, Maersk, BHGE, Eni, Repsol, Stena Drilling, Marubeni Venezuela, Sanchez Oil & Gas, Tidewater, and PRT Offshore have already pledged their support.This event comes as Guyana is preparing for first oil in 2020, and some of these corporations are positioned to share their insight on the establishment of a regulatory framework and building new infrastructure to support the industry.So far, a number of Guyanese have been exposed to oil and gas training, but there are other challenges which lie ahead. Companies continue to advance their operations and prepare new facilities to support the sector. The Guyana Summit is also seeking to enable networking among new investors, independent oil and gas operators, contractors, and service companies.Speakers at the event include former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin; Global Geologist and Advisor of Dribus Geologic Consulting LLC, John Dribus; Tidewater Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gorski; former Petroleum Advisor of the Ministry of the Presidency, Jan Mangal and TOTALTEC Chairman Lars Mangal.Just a few days ago, ExxonMobil was granted approval to go ahead with its Liza Phase 2 development offshore Guyana, which will commence in mid-2022. So far, 13 of 15 prospects drilled have recorded a success rate of 86 per cent, which is equivalent to four times the industry average worldwide.The company stated that it has funded the Liza Phase 2 development at the cost of some US$6 billion, including a lease capitalisation cost of approximately $1.6 billion, for the Liza Utility Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.The Liza Phase 2 will produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day and a total of 600 million from that development. For the Phase 2 development, six drill centres are planned, along with approximately 30 wells – 15 production, nine water injection and six gas injection wells.Nevertheless, the US oil giant noted that Liza Phase 1 remains on track to achieve first oil by the first quarter of 2020 and will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day at peak rates utilising the Liza Destiny FPSO, which is expected to arrive offshore Guyana in the third quarter of this year.Meanwhile, as the deadline to get registered for the one-off conference looms, persons are reminded to do so as early as possible by visiting the registration page.BRBKT4 Stena Carron oil drill ship at geo-stationary mooring in Bressay Sound, off Lerwick, Shetland Islands.last_img read more

Mays makes pitch for rotation spot

first_imgThus, five games in, the Dodgers are no closer to naming a fifth starter than they were when they arrived here almost three weeks ago. And manager Grady Little said they might not name one until the day they leave more than three weeks hence. Mays, a pitcher who won 17 games for Minnesota in 2001, wasn’t believed to be even a serious candidate until Little identified him as one about a week ago. Mays missed all of 2004 after Tommy John surgery, then struggled with the Twins in 2005 before leaving as a free agent for Kansas City. When those struggles continued – he was 0-4 with a 10.27 ERA when the Royals released him last May – Mays briefly found himself unemployed until Cincinnati came calling three days later, albeit with a minor-league contract. That was when fate stepped in. Actually, it already had stepped in three months before. When the Reds were undergoing routine physicals at the start of spring training, pitching coach Vern Ruhle had been found to have multiple myeloma. The cancer had put him out of commission for the season and, less than a year later, tragically took his life. Ruhle’s unexpected absence created a domino effect in the organization in which bullpen coach Tom Hume became the pitching coach, Triple-A Louisville pitching coach Lee Tunnell became the big-league bullpen coach and Single-A Sarasota pitching coach and former Dodgers pitcher Ted Power went to Triple-A. VERO BEACH, Fla. – It is a long way from the career bottoming-out Joe Mays went through less than a year ago to where he finds himself now, and it is even farther to where Mays hopes to find himself in a few weeks. But the veteran right-hander took an encouraging next step on Sunday in his Grapefruit League debut for the Dodgers. Mays, in camp on a minor-league contract and one of several candidates for the vacant fifth spot in the Dodgers’ starting rotation, came on in relief of Derek Lowe to begin the third inning of what became a 4-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves in front of 4,369 at Holman Stadium. He wound up with two shutout innings in which he faced the minimum, gave up one hit, started a double play with a nice defensive grab and struck out two batters. He finished with a flourish by freezing Ryan Langerhans for a called third strike. Meanwhile, up the road in Viera, Brett Tomko also was staking a claim to the fifth spot with two shutout innings in a 6-2 loss to Washington. center_img Upon signing with the Reds, Mays immediately was assigned to Louisville. It was there that he first met Power, whom he now credits with turning his career around. Mays still struggled in two subsequent major-league call-ups, but he put up decent enough numbers at Louisville to suggest his stagnant career was salvageable. Shortstop Rafael Furcal was out of action and will remain so for at least another couple of days because of discomfort in his right shoulder. Closer Takashi Saito, who has been on a regular throwing program all spring but has been limited in running because of a strained right calf, threw a brief simulated game on Sunday and will make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pochettino urges Spurs to make history

first_img0Shares0000Manager Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to truly belong among the European eliteLONDON, United Kingdom, May 7 – Mauricio Pochettino has challenged Tottenham to seize their unexpected chance to make history as they try to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Ajax in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday.Pochettino is convinced Tottenham can still reach the club’s maiden Champions League final despite losing the first leg in north London last week. Many pundits and fans claim Tottenham have blown their opportunity after Donny van de Beek’s strike gave Ajax a priceless lead to defend in Amsterdam.Tottenham go into their biggest game for decades on a low note after losing 1-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday, a defeat that stopped them wrapping up a place in next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League.It was a third successive loss in all competitions for Tottenham, who finished with nine men after red cards for Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth.Fortunately for Tottenham, they are still all but certain to finish at least fourth after Arsenal and Manchester United were both held to draws on Sunday.Tottenham are three points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal heading into their last league game of the season against Everton on Sunday and a draw will be enough to ensure their return to Europe’s elite club competition.But before that Tottenham, trying to reach their first European final since the 1984 UEFA Cup, have to focus on the challenge presented by Ajax’s vibrant young side.Having already eliminated Real Madrid and Juventus this season, Ajax showed their vast potential against Tottenham in the first leg and should have been further ahead after Van de Beek’s opener.Tottenham improved slightly in the second half, but largely looked toothless without the suspended Son and injured top scorer Harry Kane.Crucially, Pochettino will have Son back from his ban for the second leg and the South Korea forward should give his team a far more dynamic look.– ‘Massive week’ –Pochettino remained upbeat despite the frustration of losing to Nathan Ake’s last-minute goal at Bournemouth, and the Tottenham manager hopes his confident attitude transfers to his players against Ajax.“We have ahead two ‘finals’ against Ajax and Everton and it’s in our hands to be in a good position at the end of the season,” Pochettino said.Although Tottenham will know they have missed a golden opportunity to reach the final if they don’t succeed in the second leg, Pochettino is adamant his players have done more than enough already to make him proud of their efforts this term.Hamstrung by playing most of their home games at Wembley before finally moving to their new stadium and without a signing for the last two transfer windows due to the cost of that £1 billion arena, Pochettino’s work this season deserves praise.Pochettino isn’t satisfied with merely competing with the big guns and has already called on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to give him the funds required to turn them from contenders to champions.But, while the Argentine is yet to win a major trophy in his managerial career, he has steered Tottenham to the brink of major success with his deft handling of a tricky situation.“No-one believed we’d be in this position in the last week of the competition,” Pochettino said.“We are in a position where it depends on us to be in the (Champions League) final or not and then it depends on us to finish in the top four.“It’s a massive week and that’s why we need to move on, try to recover as soon as possible and be ready again but whatever happens I am going to feel proud.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 28.05.12The Senior Footballers had another good win at home on Sunday, defeating Ardara. The Reserves also took on Ardara but were beaten again. Both teams have no game this weekend. The Juniors had no game last week and may have an away game to Pettigo this week, TBC. Commiserations to the St Eunan’s Hurlers playing in the County Senior team last Saturday. The U16, Senior and Veterans Puc Fada will be held in O’Donnell Park this Friday at 7pm. The Golf Scramble will take place in Barnhill on Saturday, June 9th. It is being organised by James Friel on 086-8255474, Dermot on 087-6672118 or Sean Boyle, Elaina. Teams of 4 are €100. Tees and Greens can also be sponsored if you are unable to take part on the day.  The U14 Hurlers were defeated in the League Final by Buncrana. However they gave a magnificent display of hurling, with the defence and midfield showing exceptional skills. Congratulations to Buncrana on their win. The U14 Div. 1 Boys footballers defeated Cloughaneely last Wednesday and their game against MacCumhaills set for this week is to be rescheduled. The Div. 2 team travelled to Fanad and after a poor first half display were beaten by 6 points; they travel to Milford this Wednesday. The Div. 3 team also suffered defeat away to Robert Emmett’s and they make the short trip to the Glebe to face the Gaels this week. The U-12 Div. 1 footballers defeated Termon last week and have no game this week. The U-11’s were free last week but travelled to Convoy on Monday night. The St Eunan’s management team had the choice of 20 players at Sunday’s Hurling U10 Blitz held in Setanta. We entered 2 teams and both played brilliantly in perfect hurling conditions against teams from Setanta, Burt, Gaoth Dobhair & Aodh Rua. The blitz was superbly hosted and organised by the Setanta club. The St Eunan’s showed great skill and fighting spirit in all games, and the development of these hurlers over the last few months has been a joy to watch. U16 and U18 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30pm, U14 Hurlers train at 4:30pm. As usual all new hurlers welcome. Cúl Camps will be in O’Donnell Park from 2nd July – 6th July. We will also be hosting our own Camps again this year. The Hurling & Camogie is on July 16th – 20th with the Football on July 23rd – 27th. There was one winner in this week’s Lotto Draw. Brendan Bradley of Beechwood Avenue (Adrian) matched 3 numbers and wins €100. The numbers drawn were: 5-13-17-21. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,950.    GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgKILCAR singer Rory Gallagher pretended to be a spark from Dublin – to land the top prize in a hotel ‘X Factor’ competition.The Lanzarote-based singer was on holidays in Mexico when he thought he’d be charged a small fortune just for watching a movie.So he took his revenge by entering the hotel singing competition – and won! “We watched a pay per view movie in the room a few nights ago and once I clicked ACCEPT I realised the price was $155,” said Rory.“It was too late to cancel and I was like a bear! Pure rage!“So I plotted my revenge by entering their big Mexican Idol competition last night in the hotel ballroom..first prize was 3 nights free in the hotel!“I said my name was Rory and I was an electrician from Dublin and so I won and then we realised this morning that the movie cost 155 MEXICAN Dollars!.. pesos.. which was only a tenner!” Rory added: “I feel kind of dirty now!” DONEGAL SINGER RORY WINS MEXICAN HOTEL X FACTOR! was last modified: November 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:kilcarLanzaroteMexicoRory Gallaghersingerx factorlast_img read more

‘Revolutionary’ band prepare to take to the Late Late Toy Show stage!

first_imgA ‘revolutionary’ Donegal trio are tuning up to take part in the Late Late Toy Show!Made up of Siofra Mauerhofer, Aoife Breslin and Ellen Mc Groary, the Donegal Town-based band Revolutionary have been playing gigs for the past three years after being put together at a school talent show.The Abbey Vocational School students have previously taken part in Opportunity Knocks, The Voice of Donegal, and Beo Ireland! “We applied by sending in a video of us singing and then received an email to say that we secured an audition. We then had to travel to Galway to audition and about two weeks later we received an email saying that we were going to be on the show!” the band told Donegal Woman.The talented trio performs a mixture of covers and original songs, adapting their performance to the venue and the audience.The girls have to keep their performance details for the Late Late Toy Show under wraps until the big night on the first of December, but they have revealed that they have been kept very busy practicing and perfecting their routine!“We are all delighted with the news, it’s just the childhood dream really!” The Donegal musicians get inspiration for different harmonies from groups such as Little Mix, while adding their own unique flair to their setlists.Their favourite thing about being in a band is that they are all best friends and they enjoy practicing together, and learning/writing new songs.Be sure to tune into the Late Late Toy Show to watch Revolutionary’s performance on December 1st on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.To keep up with the girls’ budding musical careers, you can follow them on Facebook.‘Revolutionary’ band prepare to take to the Late Late Toy Show stage! was last modified: November 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandDonegal TownLate Late Toy Showrevolutionarylast_img read more

Sports ministry to felicitate Olympic medallists today

first_imgThe Union sports ministry would honour the six London Olympic medallists who made the countrys biggest medal haul at the recently concluded biggest sports extravaganza at a grand ceremony in the national capital on Thursday. The medallists — wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kuamar (both silver medallists), boxer M.C. Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Gagan Narang (bronze medallists) — who were part of the India’s most successful Olympic campaign would be felicitated and given cash rewards for their performances at the London Games. These athletes were expected to be present at the felicitation ceremony along with their close relatives and coaches. The Olympic medallists, with the other members of Indias Olympic contingent, would first march to Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate in open jeeps and pay floral tributes at the war memorial. Sports Minister Ajay Maken would hand over cash rewards to the medal winners.last_img read more