The good relationship between Barcelona and Juventus may appear again in January. According to ‘calciomercato’, after the Arthur-Pjanic deal in the summer, the two clubs are now negotiating a possible transfer involving Philippe Coutinho.
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The report on the Italian website claims Barça have offered the Brazilian playmaker to Juve. The need to sell in order to sign has seen the Catalan club explore the option of moving on Coutinho, the club’s record signing.
Barça coach Ronald Koeman made it clear he wanted him to stay when he took over in August so it remains to be seen what he thinks of a possible sale in January.
However, Juve are not keen on Coutinho. The high cost of the deal rules out the signing, while coach Andrea Pirlo wants to place his trust in Dejan Kulusevski and not add competition in the form of Coutinho.
BARCELONA – Barcelona, once the echoes of its exhibition in Kiev have been turned off, returns this Sunday to its sad and urgent reality of LaLiga, receiving an Osasuna against whom there is no other answer than victory to maintain a certain option to re-engage with the title fight, having lost more points than he won in his first eight rounds, which marks his worst start to the championship since 1991.
With the returns of Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong, absent for rest in the Champions League, the recovery of Busquets, the doubt of Sergiño Dest, who with discomfort will not know until hours before the game if he can enter the eleven, and the well-known absences by Injury to Piqué, Araujo, Sergi Roberto and Ansu Fati The victory, at any price, is understood to be essential against an opponent who only won in six of their 38 previous visits to the Camp Nou … Although one of them was in the last, in the sad farewell to the League last year and that puts the Barça team on guard.
Ronald Koeman’s phrase that the League “is very long” could be counterprogrammed another by Johan Cruyff who in his time recalled that the title “is not won at Christmas, but can be lost” to understand the challenge, enormous, which the Barça team is facing at this point, needing to overcome nine points against Atlético de Madrid and which begins on the 12th weekend below Real Sociedad, although in the case of the Basques, leaders, the severity is less considering that they have played two more games.
“We need the three points”, the Barça coach acknowledged in this sense, placing special emphasis on the fact that the immediate calendar of his team has to mark his recovery in a particularly complicated championship from the beginning. A single league victory (against Betis) adds Barça in their last six games, having conceded nine goals to show that defensive strength is still one of their pending issues, as well as finding a substitute goal scorer for Luis Suárez in both the Lionel Messi numbers remain (penalties on the sidelines) very far from normal and, also, he needs to regain his pulse in terms of the game in the center of the field, avoiding that breakdown of the team, between defense and attack, which has so much injured.
That football is an unpredictable sport we all know, but the one who can best say it in just a month and a half will be Sokratis. The Greek central, who has not yet played with him Arsenal from Mikel Arteta This season, he could sign for the reigning Premier League champion; the Liverpool from Jurgen Klopp.
The numerous losses in defense during this month of November have greatly reduced the network behind that is already preparing “low cost” solutions for the winter transfer window. For this reason, Jurgen Klopp has asked the Anfield board to take into account the Gunner team player for the Liverpool transfer market, since his cost will be practically zero and his performance may be in line with what right now need.
Undoubtedly, it is news that has impacted the reds fans but who cannot spend a large amount of money on a new center-back who in a few months has to sit on the bench to wait for a new opportunity. So the best solution is to hire someone who can assume the role of substitute when everything returns to normal and Sokratis is the number one candidate.
If Greek is characterized by something, it is having an extensive professional career. At 32, he can boast of having played in teams like Milan, Borussia Dortmund or Wender Bremen; teams with which he has played European competitions, both the Champions League and the Europa League. Therefore, the reasoning that Klopp proposes to the leaders does not seem so far-fetched, although you never know what might happen between now and January.
Inter Milan by Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal wants to leave behind the bitter drink of the midweek defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League, facing this Saturday a lofty Sassuolo for Serie A in Italy.
The “neroazurros” did not have a good presentation before the “meringues” and lost 2-0 at San Siro, with an uncontrolled Vidal, who was expelled at 33 minutes due to strong complaints to the referee and was also suspended for the duel next week against Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.
This is why it is expected that the “King” be the game this Saturday, like Sánchez, who will be in attack with Lautaro Martínez.
Inter is fifth with 15 points, five behind leaders Milan, and he urgently needs to succeed in this commitment to fall behind in the fight for the title.
The formation that Antonio Conte will propose for this duel will be: Samir Handanovic; Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Matteo Darmian, Nikolo Barella, Roberto Gagliardini, Ivan Perisic, Vidal; Alexis y Lautaro.
For his part, Sassuolo lives a dreamed moment in the Italian league, ranking second with 18 units and only two of the “rossoneros”, so with a victory against the Lombards and a fall or a draw for the Milanese, he can be the leader of the tournament.
The eleventh that coach Roberto De Zerbi prepared is: Andrea Advice; Jeremy Toljan, Vlad Chiriches, Gian, Marco Ferrari; Rogério; Maxime López, Manuel Locatelli, Domenico Berardi, Filip Djuricic, Jeremie Boga; y Giacomo Raspadori.
This duel will be played at 11:00 am (14:00 GMT) and you can follow it through AlAireLibre.cl Virtual Bookmark.
The young footballer Joe Willock, of the Arsenal, suffered a tremendous scare last Saturday, when he was going to train with his team. On the M25 motorway he lost control of the Mercedes G-Wagon he was driving, which is valued at 150,000 euros, and ended up going off the road and crashing into a tree.
A witness who witnessed the accident told the Daily Mail what happened: “I didn’t know who he was. I was a little shocked, but okay. I got out of the car and went over to his window. You could see he was trying to back off the shoulder. He had lost a rear wheel. He rolled down the window and I said, ‘You can’t back down.’ He let out a loud cry”.
“I said, ‘You turned a bit fast.’ He replied: ‘I know, I’m an idiot’. He told me that he was on his way to Arsenal training. He got off and said, ‘You think it’s total sinister?’ I said, ‘I’m not an expert, but I think so, you have half a tree on your front bumper,’ “added the witness.
Willock played the game that drew 0-0 against Leeds the day after starting with Arsenal. He was substituted in the 57th minute by Bukayo Saka.
The arrival of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday sales mark the start of the holiday season. The different clubs in world football have a surprising range of official products available to give away at these parties.
Here are our picks, compiled after visiting the club’s official stores, specially chosen to help you in the search for gifts for friends or family, or simply to indulge us with a festive detail.
Continuar al: Arsenal | Chelsea | Liverpool | Man City | Man United | Tottenham | Atletico Madrid | Barcelona | Real Madrid | AC Milán | Inter Milan | Juventus | Napoli | Bayern Múnich | Borussia Dortmund | RB Leipzig | París Saint-Germain | Inter Miami | Ajax | Benfica | Porto
(Prices converted to US dollars and corrected prior to publication)
Gunners fans around the world were surprised to learn that one of the club’s longest-serving and most recognized figures had been laid off. Fortunately, the club’s official store continues to sell plush versions of the hero in question, to help fans remember better times.
Is there a self-respecting Blues fan who doesn’t want to be greeted every morning by a giant-sized Christian Pulisic peering out of a hole in the wall of his bedroom?
At the moment, Reds fans can’t congregate to sing the famous hymn “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at The Kop. However, the Liverpool faithful can cheer on Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the comfort of home, singing their signature chants with the help of this songbook.
City sells a series of stylish face masks, designed to match the club’s latest range of jerseys, obviously featuring the pattern of their controversial cashmere alternate third jersey.
Currently available at discounts close to $ 1,200, this official Red Devils designer watch could be the perfect gift for the eager fan waiting for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time to run out on the Old Trafford bench.
This Hotspur Blend coffee is characterized by the sweet details of its beans, complemented by light notes of cashew and brown sugar. It’s basically the barista’s equivalent of seeing Harry Kane send a ball to Son Heung-Min for the Korean to finish off with his sweet definition. In case they end up spilling a few drops, they can clean up the mess with these official Spurs wipes ($ 3.99).
There is no doubt that the main reason why the combative team of Diego “Cholo” Simeone has such good results as a visitor in their Champions League commitments, is that each player has their official Atleti travel pillow, which allows them to enjoy maximum comfort on their journeys to play important matches in the European competition.
The real beauty of this official Lionel Messi action figure (dressed in last season’s uniform) is that they are essentially two figures in one. If we dress him in a miniature Chelsea jersey and call him Olivier Giroud, we guarantee that no one will know the difference.
Now that the Bernabéu is undergoing a radical refurbishment and modernization, it is time to purchase a plastic model with the previous appearance of the historic Real Madrid court in order to express “his uncontrollable passion for his team”, such as This is stated by the official website of the merengue club.
With taekwondo master Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the loose at San Siro, Milan fans could invest in the right safety gear for the moment when they are allowed to return to the stadium.
The ideal gift for the Interista fan who wants to accurately add up the amount of money his club invested in former Premier League players in recent transfer windows. Romelu Lukaku for € 80 million, € 20 million for Christian Eriksen, the hefty weekly salary negotiated by Alexis Sánchez, whatever it is… it all adds up.
If you want to imitate Cristiano Ronaldo, we imagine that a good start would be to have this tight Bianconero swimsuit and an industrial-size bottle of suntan lotion.
You didn’t imagine you needed a small terracotta figurine of the Napoli coach made by hand, right? Our only complaint is that said figure shows “Rino” in his fancy coach outfit, instead of portraying him as the long-haired, wild-eyed former midfield general we all know.
What better way to celebrate Bayern’s sweeping Champions League triumph than to make officially licensed muffins from the club? For fans who want to take care of their health, the Bavarians sell their official granola ($ 12).
Dortmund have a proud history of stocking their official store with a diverse assortment of quirky black and yellow merchandise. A good example of this is this BVB bird feeder.
When the Christmas season rolls around, most football clubs offer a wide variety of allusive embroidered garments. However, only one club is selling a Christmas sweater that can also double as a parlor game where the whole family can compete in a penalty shootout with Velcro balls.
If you have $ 1,000 to spare in your pockets, you can pick up this set with PSG’s official paddle board, which comes with a board, air pump and repair kit. The waterproof suit will have to be purchased with the excess money.
Inter Miami has stocked its official store with a wide variety of products in its first Christmas season as a duly established club. One of their most notable offerings is a ping-pong table in the club’s colors. And if they want to play table tennis on it, they will have to complement their purchase with a pair of official Inter Miami ping-pong rackets ($ 28.99) and a box of official Inter Miami table tennis balls ($ 28.99).
Anyone who has tried to hit the streets of Amsterdam knows well that an official Ajax bicycle horn is the most important accessory that can be purchased for a fan of the local club.
Benfica is a rarity among football clubs, offering an impressive range of gastronomic items. In the past, we have seen the Portuguese team sell sardines and hams. This year Benfica would like to see their fans hone their baking skills with this official SLB rectangular baking pan. You can bake a “Red Velvet” cake adorned with the club’s crest. In addition, they can use your official pastry mix (€ 3.30).
Porto are selling a fully equipped gamer chair for those fans eager to evade their club’s mediocre start in the current Primeira Liga campaign. It has a headrest and lower back padding for complete ergonomic support.
The West Ham United follow the Real Madrid forward closely Mariano Diaz, who is ready to leave the Spanish club.
That is according to Sport Witness , who say the Hammers are monitoring the forward before making a major offer for him to become their star signing for the second half of the Premier League season.
However, it would mean that the Irons would reject a move for Joshua King of Bournemouth, who seems to be their favorite option at the moment or at least David Moyes, who wants to keep adding pieces to make a leap in quality this season.
Mariano Díaz has suffered an injury this season and has been restricted to just two La Liga appearances, although he did score in a 1-1 draw with Villarreal last weekend.
The moment of Mariano Díaz
Dominican Republic international, the 27-year-old also played 58 minutes in the Champions League clash with Inter Milan earlier this week, a key match for the merengue team in Europe’s premier club competition.
The report claims that Real Madrid has no intention of staying with Mariano, who has previously refused to leave the club.
Despite his desire to stay, the decision is said to have been made and that opens up the possibility for him to move to East London.
The Irons They have been linked to the striker for a long time, but face rival interests; AC Milan is also said to be keeping an eye on the player. And the interest of teams like Leicester City has also been rumored.
In total, Mariano Díaz has scored 11 goals in 43 games for Real Madrid. He is an interesting striker despite the fact that he has not had the necessary continuity to finish exploding.
Denver took action after a player and two staff members tested positive for coronavirus
ENGLEWOOD — Los Denver Broncos Friday’s practice was canceled and the players and coaches will meet virtually after a player and two staff members gave positive by COVID-19.
The Broncos they were informed of the test results this Friday morning. This is an addition to quarterback Jeff Driskel, who was placed on the reserve / roster.COVID-19 Thursday. It is not known whether Driskel gave positive by coronavirus or was designated as a close contact of someone who has it.
The Broncos They are scheduled to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High.
The Broncos received clearance to train on Thanksgiving from NFL medical staff after Driskel was placed on the reserve /COVID-19.
When asked Thursday morning if he was concerned that other players, including any of the other quarterbacks, would present positive evidence, the head coach of the Broncos, Vic Fangio, responded: “No, the other quarterbacks were only there a minimum time [para rastreo de contactos con Driskel], like two minutes and a few seconds, four minutes. That over a period of three or four days. They thoroughly checked the guys who were there for two minutes, three minutes, four minutes, they came back and said that no one else had to be on the list and gave us permission to have normal activities and practices [el jueves]”.
It is the third time that Broncos they cancel practices and other face-to-face activities at their facilities this season. The first was after guard Graham Glasgow gave positive in late October and then earlier this month after defensive end Shelby Harris gave positive.
Glasgow has returned to the team. Harris recently returned to work with the team’s strength and conditioning staff, but has not yet practiced.
Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell has missed the last four games because of an extensive fight with the virus that linebacker Alexander Johnson indicated required Donatell to be hospitalized. Running backs coach Curtis Modkins and offensive line coach Mike Munchak have also been out for a while this season due to the virus.
Max Aarons, the Norwich City right-back, was one of the options Barcelona contemplated to strengthen at right-back. The Catalan club ended up signing Sergiño Dest, from Ajax, who has started really strongly.
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Barça opened negotiations with Norwich when they closed a deal for Nelson Semedo to move to Wolverhampton Wanderers. But while he was a long-term club target, Barça ended up signing Dest, who Ronald Koeman was pushing for.
Two months have passed since then and Aarons, 20, has confirmed the interest from Barcelona and spoken about what happened for the first time.
“There was a lot of talk and that time period was a crazy few weeks when everything was going off,” he told the Pink Un podcast. “To be linked with the biggest club in the world, in my opinion, was amazing.
“There’s going to be a time where you can say more and speak about it in a bit more detail but as soon as it was over and everything was finished, I couldn’t be disheartened or down about anything.
I’ve got a job to do at Norwich and play the best I can. That’s what was important to me at the time.”
Alexander-Arnold and Erling Haaland are some of the great absentees in the FIFA The Best awards, who else had arguments to be considered?
The finalists and the finalists for the award The Best of FIFA for the 2019/20 season were announced on Wednesday. While there was no significant surprise on the list of nominees, there are questionable points in the male categories.
For this reason, ESPN.com He listed five names that could be in the dispute for best player and were left out, either for individual performance or also for achievements. Also, three coaches who are out, but who had arguments to be considered.
At 22, the right-back has established himself as the best in the world at his position and was one of the most important players for Liverpool to win the Premier League, the club’s first league title in 30 years. He scored four goals and provided 13 assists.
He is the midfielder for Bayern Munich, a team that dominated Europe and took all the titles the previous season. Author of a great goal that determined the victory of Munich in Dortmund and the direction of the Bundesliga, the midfielder is the one who dictates the rhythm of the team, he has great defensive and offensive importance with his seven goals and 15 assists that prove it. His performance throughout the season was much more consistent and impactful than that of Thiago Alcántara, who is on the top ten list.
He did not win titles, but the 20-year-old Norwegian, who debuted in the Champions League as if he has known it for a long time, was not short of goals – he was the competition’s top scorer with ten goals, although he was eliminated in the round of 16. Voted the best under-21 player in Europe, the forward scored 44 goals in 40 games in the season between his games with Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.
Speaking of goals, the Italian did not take the Golden Boot for nothing. The forward won the award after scoring 36 goals in the Italian Championship (not counting nine assists), which were essential for Lazio to qualify for the Champions League after a 13-year absence.
The Liverpool captain was voted the best player of the last Premier League campaign by the English press, although in the players’ vote the winner was Kevin de Bruyne. The midfielder can often be overlooked for not scoring or assisting, but he’s more than just a leader for the Reds. He is a key player in the balance and rhythm of such an intense and well-trained team.
Copa Libertadores, Brazilian Championship, Brazilian Super Cup, South American Recopa, Carioca Championship … The Portuguese only did not win the Brazil Cup with Flamengo, we agree that it was not for that reason that he was not on the list of candidates for the award of best coach. In addition to the titles, Jesús was the architect of the team that presented the best football of the decade in Brazil. Not even the distance between South American and European football serves as an excuse for the Portuguese not having been nominated.
Finalist in the German Cup, solid campaign in the Bundesliga finishing third and semifinalist in the Champions League in his second participation in history. RB Leipzig’s success in the 2019-20 season is a huge credit to Julian Nagelsmann, who saw his team play well and be very convincing, even as Timo Werner, the great name of the squad, left the club before the end it’s from the season. Even without his star, the coach managed to get his team to eliminate Atlético de Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Gian Piero Gasperini
A few minutes separated Atalanta from being RB Leipzig’s rival in the Champions League semi-final, as PSG scored two goals in the final minutes of the match and ended the Serie A club’s dreams of winning the Champions League. Frustration over the defeat did not diminish the impact that the Bergamo team had on Europe. On the domestic scene, the team finished third in the Italian championship and once again had the best attack in Serie A with 98 goals. A number that draws both the attention and the absence of Gian Piero Gasperini.
Among the nominees, the absence of players from the United States, the last world champions, stands out. The current best in the world, Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), was not mentioned, not even Marta (Orlando Pride), a six-time champion. The scenario was due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women’s soccer in the United States. Rapinoe, for example, didn’t want to play the Challenge Cup.
Nominated for ‘The Best’ in men’s soccer:
Thiago Alcántara (Spain / Bayern Munich, currently in Liverpool)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern Munich)
Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool)
Kylian Mbappé (Francia / Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina / Barcelona)
Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid)
Mohamed Salah (Egipto / Liverpool)
Virgil van Dijk (Holanda / Liverpool)
Nominated for ‘The Best’ in women’s soccer:
Lucy Bronze (England / Lyon, today at Manchester City)
Delphine Cascarino (France / Lyon)
Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / Barcelona)
Pernille Harder (Denmark / Wolfsburg, today in Chelsea)
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / Barcelona)
Ji So-yun (South Korea / Chelsea)
Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea)
Saki Kumagai (Japan / Lyon)
Jennifer Marozsán (Alemania / Lyon)
Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal)
Wendie Renard (Francia / Lyon)
Nominated for best goalkeeper:
Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool)
Thibaut Courtois (Bélgica / Real Madrid)
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica / Paris Saint-Germain)
Manuel Neuer (Alemania / Bayern Munich)
Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid)
Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany / Barcelona)
Nominated for best goalkeeper:
Ann-Katrin Berger (Alemania / Chelsea)
Sarah Bouhaddi (Francia / Lyon)
Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / Wolfsburg, now at Atlético de Madrid)
Alyssa Naeher (United States / Chicago Red Stars)
Ellie Roebuck (Inglaterra / Manchester City)
Nominated for best male soccer coach:
Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United)
Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / Bayern Munich)
Jürgen Klopp (Alemania / Liverpool)
Julen Lopetegui (Spain / Seville)
Zinedine Zidane (France / Real Madrid)
Nominated for best female soccer coach:
Rita Guarino (Italy / Juventus)
Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea)
Stephan Lerch (Germany / Wolfsburg)
Hege Riise (Norway / LSK Women)
Jean-Luc Vasseur (Francia / Lyon)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Netherlands National Team)