Chelsea players acted like a bunch of babies, claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_img “When I got the red card all the Chelsea players come around,” said Zlatan. “It felt like I had a lot of babies around me.” Sport EN Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers made the wrong decision, as the tackle only seemed worthy of a yellow card. He also failed to send off David Luiz for an elbow on Diego Costa, or award the Chelsea striker a penalty when he was fouled by Edinson Cavani. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that Chelsea’s players acted like a bunch of babies to get him sent off. The Swede went in late on Oscar after 31 minutes of PSG’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, which saw the French side progress to the Champions League quarter finals, on away goals.  Upd. at 13:52 CET 12/03/2015 “I don’t know if I have to get angry or start to laugh,” said Zlatan. “For me when I saw the red card I was like ‘the guy doesn’t know what he’s doing’.”last_img read more

Paraguay hero Derlis Gonzalez suffers loss of uncle after knocking Brazil out

first_imgDerlis Gonzalez, the scorer of Paraguay’s equaliser in normal time and their winner in the penalty shootout against Brazil, received some sad news after the game.  28/06/2015 Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Sport EN His uncle died of a heart attack after his nephew had scored the penalty which carried the Guaranies into the semi-final of the Copa America, where they will play Argentina. center_img The FC Basel player, a hero in Paraguay following his performance against Brazil, published a message on his Twitter account following the terrible news.  Tio xq hoy tio xq��me dejaste x un infarto tio x darte una alegria y que te vayas con tanta felicidad no puedo creer pic.twitter.com/9HDECJXFEQ— Derlis Gonzalez (@DerlisG10) June 28, 2015 “Why today uncle? Why? You left me after a heart attack because I gave you so much joy and so much happiness. I can’t believe it,” he wrote. last_img read more

Too fat for Madrid: Eero Markkanen fights back after release

first_img CEST 25/08/2015 The player had no choice but to accept the decision and he has posted an ironic photo on social media since.  Upd. at 18:03 Sport EN In the photo, Markkanen has used an app to make his face look fatter than he is, perhaps expressing his ill-feeling at Madrid accusing him of being fat.center_img However, after a season which saw him play just 10 times and score two goals, Zidane decided the player did not have a future at the club.  Finnish striker Eero Markkanen arrived at Real Madrid last summer at the request of Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane.  Los Blancos rescinded his contract this summer. However, rather than cite sporting reasons, Madrid have said the player had not taken care of his weight and had put on 19 kilos.  He arrived as a promising youngster who had played for his national team and was expected to get goals for Real Madrid’s second team. last_img read more

Benitez’s Valencia side were also kicked out of Copa

first_imgIf Real Madrid are expelled from the Copa del Rey, it would be the second time a Rafael Benitez side has been kicked out of the competition.  When he was in charge of Valencia, during the 2001-02 campaign, his side were thrown out of the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible line-up – on that occasion it was by playing four non-EU players.  CET Upd. at 00:07 Now, over a decade later, Benitez could be about to experience a similar situation after playing Denis Cheryshev against Cadiz.  EFEcenter_img Los Che appealed the punishment, but the RFEF rejected their plea and expelled them from the tournament.  The Russian was supposed to be serving a suspension after picking up three yellow cards last season in the cup while on loan at Villarreal. Valencia beat Novelda 1-0, but that didn’t matter because they had four players on the pitch with non-EU status (Djukic, Aimar, Ayala and Serban) at one point during the match, while the rules only permitted three.  03/12/2015last_img read more

PSV 0-0 Atletico Madrid: Cholo’s men fail to take advantage of red card

first_img 24/02/2016 Upd. at 23:43 Atletico had been playing reasonably, creating opportunitites but not taking them, with star man Antoine Griezmann blowing the biggest chance when in on goal. Atletico’s attack was further sparked into life by Angel Correa’s introduction, but it wasn’t enough and in the end the game finished without goals. Their Champions League last 16 clash finished goalless, despite Gaston Pereiro’s red card for two bookings. What seemed like a good evening for Atletico Madrid turned into a bad one as they could not capitalise on a PSV red card to score an away goal.center_img Sport EN The French forward went for a lob but goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet reached up to push it away.  This will give PSV the belief they can get a good result at the Vicente Calderon on March 15 in the second leg. CETlast_img read more

Carlos Tevez admits: It’s possible that I retire at the end of the year

first_img “They started putting pressure on to give me a three game ban.” “I’m going to think about it. It’s a personal decision, it doesn’t have anything to do with football.  “The sanction was given to me by journalists, not the committee,” he said.  “I don’t know how much more I can give. You get tired of the day-to-day which comes with football.”  Verónica Brunati CEST Tevez: “Es posible que me retire a fin de año” Upd. at 12:59 IN SPORT.ES 28/09/2016 On another note, he complained that the press are to blame for the three-game ban he’s currently serving.  Tevez re-joined boyhood club Boca Juniors in 2014 from Juventus, but two years on feels his time in the game could be coming to an end.   The 32-year-old’s career has taken in West Ham United, Manchester City, Manchester United and Juve, but he was always likely to end his playing days with Boca.  “Retiring at the end of the year is a possibility,” he admitted in a press conference.  Carlos Tevez says he could call time on his football career at the end of the current Argentine season. last_img read more

West Ham 1-4 Liverpool: Bilic on the brink after The Mo Salah show

first_img Mohamed Salah finished off Sadio Mane’s counter-attack and Joel Matip doubled Liverpool’s lead. “I’m always facing the situation and the consequences. I will speak to the owners when they call.” The meltdown triggered a barrage of abuse for Bilic and his players from West Ham’s furious fans. CET “I was still really angry the next day so we spoke about the game, not to blame single players but to blame the team. We wanted to strike back and we have.” “Of course I believe in myself. I definitely don’t feel a broken man. I’m very strong. “On the other hand the situation for West Ham is not good. The club is above every individual and that includes me. “Are we playing well? No, we are not. It’s me that has to take responsibility.” 05/11/2017 Bilic’s side are just one point above the Premier League relegation zone after slumping to a dismal defeat at the London Stadium on Saturday. IN SPORT.ES PSG’s Dani Alves reveals he nearly signed for Liverpool AFP Hammers owners David Gold and David Sullivan were reportedly ready to axe Bilic before their side’s surprise League Cup win over Tottenham last month bought the Croatian some breathing space. Assailed by questions about his tactics and signings after Liverpool were crushed by Tottenham at Wembley last month, Klopp has overseen a three-match winning run in all competitions. With West Ham winless in their last four league games, Bilic heads into the international break fearing he might be on the way out. Senegal winger Mane’s quicker than expected return from a hamstring injury was another boost for Klopp. Even when Manuel Lanzini gave West Ham a second half lifeline, Liverpool added their third within a minute before Salah completed the demolition job. Bilic was undermined by a sloppy West Ham display that saw the hosts fall behind after being caught out from their own corner. Upd. at 13:54 Bemoaning his players’ failure to follow his instructions, Bilic said: “We conceded a couple of goals that had nothing to do with our game-plan. “The first from our corner and the second from theirs. It’s not the first time. “We came back to 2-1 but that third goal was very naive. We are conceding too many goals in that manner. “I believe in my dedication and my previous work. I know my value. While Bilic waits to learn his fate, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has silenced his own critics for the moment. Now Bilic is back on the brink and, while he insists he remains the right man to turn results around, he concedes Gold and Sullivan could be ready to wield the axe. With morale at Anfield on the up, Klopp admitted it was a relief to get back on track in his first return to London since the Tottenham loss. Egypt winger Salah has been one of the few consistent performers for Klopp and he now has 12 goals since his pre-season move from Roma. “Bringing Mane back in after two training sessions? I never did that before to be honest, not the worst idea I ever had!. He’s a little machine,” Klopp said. “I’m not sure how far Wembley is from here but I felt quite different this time,” he said. Salah despacha al West Ham con doblete – Goal threat – RELATED STORIES “I’m not surprised by Mo’s form. We watched him so often. It’s really nice to have him. He’s a real goal threat,” Klopp said. “I’m the one taking the bullets all the time, when I have to and when I don’t have to. “We knew against Tottenham we were bad. we were the main reason for that result. West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admits his side’s “naive” 4-1 thrashing by Liverpool could be fatal to his hopes of avoiding the sack. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren sent death threats Asked if he thinks he will be given more time, Bilic said: “I don’t know. It’s hard for me to talk about that nowlast_img read more

Lovren: “If Modric was Spanish or German he’d always be in the running for the Ballon d’Or”

first_img CEST 24/06/2018 Upd. at 12:39 The defender, who plays for Liverpool, also praised the job of Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic. “Zlatko has created a fantastic atmosphere with us. We’ve had a fantastic relationship with the coach since he arrived. He knows how to talk to his players. He isn’t our best friend but he understands us. There’s a high level we must maintain,” he added. EFE IN SPORT.ES On Tuesday Croatia will face off against Iceland with Argentina and Nigeria fans keeping an eye on the scoreline as their progress depends on Croatia’s result as well. Lovren also wanted to assure Argentinan and Nigerian fans that Croatia wouldn’t take it easy against Iceland. “I understand their stance perfectly and I’m sure they will be changes, it’s to be expected, as we don’t need to risk players who are on a booking. But we want to win and we aren’t going there just to watch the other team play.” Lovren also spoke about Brazil and Philippe Coutinho, who he played with at Liverpool but is now at Barcelona. “I’ve watched all of his matches. Brazil are playing well but they haven’t reached their best level yet and I hope they don’t! Coutinho is a fantastic player and that’s plain to see,” concluded Lovren. Croatia defender, Dejan Lovren, has lauded Luka Modric’s incredible talent and insists his fellow countryman deserves to make the shortlist for the Balon d’Or every year. “I’ve said it loads of times but Modric is fantastic. Right now, he’s one of the best players in the world. If Luka was Spanish or German he’d always be amongst the top three players and could win a Ballon d’Or. But Croatia is a small country and as such receives less attention,” according to Lovren. “Si Modric fuera español o alemán pujaría siempre por el Balón de Oro”last_img read more

Atletico Madrid put Juventus to the sword in 2-0 win

first_imgAdvertisement 41o1oNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbyiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Earx4oe( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4fmWould you ever consider trying this?😱khdCan your students do this? 🌚khjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Atletico Madrid are holding the advantage after the first leg of the round of 16 match against Juventus. The Spanish side won the match with a margin of 2-0 with two goals of Gimenez and Diego Godin. One goal of Alvaro Morata was disallowed after using Video Assistant Referee (VAR). However, there should not be any hard feeling for the players of Atletico Madrid after those two goals.Advertisement Both the teams have their chances in the first half of the match. However, neither of them were able to take the lead in the match. Jan Oblak was brilliant under the bars for Atletico Madrid. It was not the day for Cristiano Ronaldo and the defenders of the home side did enough to stop Ronaldo from scoring a goal in this match. Diego Costa came back in the starting lineup of Atletico Madrid after recovering from the injury. However, it was not a memorable one for him as he was shown an yellow card in this match.Advertisement Diego Costa will miss the second leg of the clash along with Alex Sandro. In the second half of the match, Atletico Madrid controlled the gameplay completely and those two goals will surely uplift them ahead of the second leg at Turin.LaLiga: Madrid Derby Special – Blast from the pastAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

CWC 19- ENG vs AUS Review: Aussies seal semi-final berth as England stutter

first_imgImage Courtesy: FirstpostAdvertisement nyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsxq4pWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eatao( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 42ce6nWould you ever consider trying this?😱cpe0Can your students do this? 🌚7c3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Australia were able to replicate their warm-up performance against England to book their place in the semi-finals. The Aussies managed to notch up the two points at the Lord’s to hand the hosts their third defeat in the tournament.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FirstpostWith the threat of rain always looming around, Eoin Morgan elected to bowl after winning the toss on the surface which was under covers. The English bowlers failed to make most of the slope at the iconic ground as Aaron Finch and David Warner brought up their third hundred run stand.Warner soon departed after reaching his fifty while Finch went on to bring up his second hundred of the tournament. The Aussies looked well set for a total in excess of 300 at one stage but the fragile middle order crumbled and they could only settle for 285-7.Advertisement With a prospect of lateral movement across the surface, the English batsmen failed to adapt like the Australians. The left-arm bowling duo of Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc wrecked the top order and reduced the hosts to 26-3 in 6 overs.Ben Stokes instilled some life into the run chase with a half-century before being undone by a fiery inswinging yorker from Mitchell Starc. Behrendorff was quick to wipe out the tail to end up with a five-wicket haul and hand the five-time champions a win by 64 runs and a place in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals.Advertisement Read AlsoCWC 2019: Faf Du Plessis reveals that the management tried to stop Rabada from getting involved in the IPLICC CWC 19 Preview: England vs. Australia; Who will win this contest of ‘White-Ball Ashes’? Advertisementlast_img read more