AC Milan and Lille draw 1-1 for Europa League

Nov 26, 2020 Thursday photo of AC Milan player Samu Castillejo celebrating after scoring against Lille in the Europa League. REUTERS / Pascal Rossignol

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Serie A leaders AC Milan drew 1-1 at Lille for the Europa League on Thursday after a well-worked goal by Jonathan Bamba annulled Samu Castillejo’s goal for him Italian team.

The result left Lille with eight points at the top of Group H, one point ahead of Milan with two games to play. Qualification to the round of 16 is not yet assured for either team, as Sparta Prague rose to six points with their win over Celtic.

Lille host Sparta Prague next week, while Milan host Celtic.

Later in the tournament, Napoli played in their stadium against the Croatian Rijeka, in a special match for the Italian team after the death of Argentine Diego Maradona, the greatest idol in the history of a team in which he shone in the 1980s. .

Report from Rohith Nair in Bengaluru. Edited in Spanish by Rodrigo Charme


The future of Mariano Díaz is in Serie A

Mariano Diaz he’s not going through his best moments since he returned to Real Madrid two seasons ago since Zinedine Zidane He does not give him a ball despite the fact that when he has had to force it, he has always performed at a high level and scored goals. There are many teams that have tried to get him out of the Santiago Bernabéu but now clubs like him have transcended AC Milan and the AS Roma, who would be willing to sign it in the next winter market.

In principle, the Spanish forward wants to stay in the merengue team since he believes that he can make a hole in the white team’s squad, however, in the case of going out in the January transfer market, his priority would be to reach the Premier League , a league that he has always liked and in which he believes he can end up succeeding. The British newspaper The Sun reveals that not long ago it was offered to West Ham United as a loan with an option to buy, but little else is known on the subject.

In Italy they have an eye on him

Clubs as important as Roma and Milan are aware that the Merengue striker is a top footballer as long as he has opportunities on the pitch, since he always gives everything on the pitch and has already demonstrated at Olympique de Marseille what that he is capable if he has the confidence of the coach. Both Lombards and Romans need a new striker to complete their attack and Mariano would fit perfectly in their plans, yes, always speaking by way of assignment and trying to get a not very high purchase option.

Let us remember that Mariano has a salary of about 5 million euros a year, a figure that was a great impediment for all the clubs that asked about him during the last transfer market and the truth is that he does not want to reduce this amount, so the club Whoever wants to hire him will have to scratch his pocket well.


Christmas Eve without a curfew in France and dinners for 10 people in Germany: Europe’s restrictions at Christmas

  • UK proposes bubble groups of up to three different households

  • “We must learn from the summer and not repeat the same mistakes,” warned the president of the European Commission so that countries do not relax restrictions too much

Spain is on the way to becoming one of the European countries with more severe restrictions during Christmas. The Government of Pedro Sánchez proposes that the curfew on 24 and 31 be extended until 1 in the morning, while France has eliminated that restriction on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The Government also suggests that family reunions be reduced to six people during the holidays in our country, although each autonomous community will decide its own limitations. However, in Germany, Christmas dinners and lunches can bring together 10 people, those under 14 do not enter this calculation.

“We must learn from the summer and not repeat the same mistakes”, Ursula von der Leyen has warned this Wednesday. The president of the European Commission warns of a new wave if measures are relaxed “too quickly” and fears a “third wave” after Christmas. A warning just when most governments are finalizing their own plans for those dates.

France: no curfew on December 24 and 31

France plans to lift home confinement as of next December 15, after a month and a half if the “health objectives” of keeping the daily cases registered in the country below 5,000 are achieved.

  • As of December 15, the French will be able to move freely between regions to spend Christmas with the family.
  • There will be a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Except on December 24 and 31, there will be no restrictions.
  • Lunches or dinners cannot be held in bars or restaurants because they will be closed until next January 2.
    The Government urges citizens to maintain social distance in meetings and to avoid encounters with many people.
  • Just before Christmas, cinemas, theaters and museums can reopen.

UK: bubble groups of up to three different households

“Christmas can’t be normal”, Boris Johnson has warned. The prime minister has just announced the end of the confinement as of next December 2 after almost a month. From that day on, the British will continue with important restrictive measures.

  • Between December 23 and 27, citizens will be free to meet with other people.
  • Johnson has proposed bubble groups from up to three different households to get together during Christmas. Also outdoors or in places of worship.
  • People over 65 years of age will not be able to leave the residences to meet with family members.
  • The Government recommends reducing voluntary quarantine before and after Christmas to avoid the risk of infection.

Germany: meetings of up to 10 people

German Chancellor Angela Merkel could announce in the next few hours more measures to contain the second wave because the current ones have not been able to contain contagions. In any case, it is planned relax restrictions between December 23 and January 1.

  • Will be allowed meetings of up to 10 people. Children under 14 years of age are excluded from this calculation.
  • The authorities recommend keeping a voluntary quarantine for several days before Christmas.
  • Companies are asked to close between December 21 and January 3, either by giving workers vacations or by promoting teleworking.

Italy: coordinating ski resorts

Italy is still working on the “appropriate” measures which will be implemented for Christmas, as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte assured this Wednesday.
In any case, the Minister of Health recalled this Monday that travel through the country will only be allowed when the incidence drops significantly in all regions, something that does not happen currently.

Until next December 4, in Italy there is a curfew from 10 pm and bars and restaurants close at 6 pm.

  • The Italian Government has set its sights on ski resorts, so important in that country.
    “We can not think about living vacations normally in ski resorts”, Conte has assured that he seeks a coordinated response from Europe to avoid major movements of people in an “uncoordinated way”.

Belgium: bubble groups

“I love Christmas too and I wish I could be with more people. But for my part, I’ll do it with the people who live under our roof: my wife and my two children. It is not necessary to be a virologist to know that this is probably the way to do it, “said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo. With those words Croo has given clues as to where the restrictions will go in the country and seems to be inclined to create” bubble groups “for the holidays.

About a month after the closure of non-essential shops or the curfew in Belgium came into force, the government has made it clear that the restrictions will continue at Christmas. “The police will enforce the measures”, has assured the Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlinden.


Amadou Diawara still in the sights of Leicester and West Ham

Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara has insisted that he sees himself with a future at the Stadio Olimpico, despite being linked to the Premier League pair, Leicester City y West Ham United.

Diawara was strongly linked to a departure from Roma during the recent transfer window, with Arsenal interested in securing his services and even offering a trade for Lucas Torreira, now Arsenal player.

He stayed in Rome past the end of the transfer market, but is again drawing admiring glances from the Premier League ahead of the January window that is now fast approaching.

Both Leicester City and West Ham United are fans of his skills and could make a move to try and bring him to England in January, but Diawara has dealt a blow to clubs interested in signing him.

Leicester City see it as an interesting variant when Wilfried Ndidi is absent and West Ham want to bet on him if Declan Rice ends up leaving in the next transfer markets. Mark Noble is also getting closer to retirement

An option for the best league in the world

The 23-year-old has stressed that he is happy at the Stadio Olimpico at the moment and sees his future in Roma.

When asked if he sees a future for him at Roma, Diawara told Sky Italia: “Yes, I am happy to be here. “I see a team that is growing. And I’m not surprised, because we work hard in training camp and the work is paying off, “said the central midfielder.

Roma will play in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday in Romania, where they will face Cluj. A key game to continue with the positive dynamics that the team is dragging after a difficult season.

The Giallorossi They head into the game looking for a fifth win in a row in all competitions.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out at least two weeks at AC Milan due to injury – ContraRéplica

The forward of the AC Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will be out of action for at least 10 days after suffering a muscle injury in the 3-1 win over Naples the weekend, the club of the A league.

The 39-year-old scored two goals before injuring himself in the Serie A leaders’ first victory in Naples in more than 10 years.

A club spokesman said Ibrahimovic it may take two to three weeks to recover.

The Swedish forward, who has scored 10 goals in six league games this season, will probably miss the Europa League matches against French Lille and Scotland’s Celtic on Thursday and December 3, respectively.

Ibrahimovic he could also miss the game against Sparta Prague. AC Milan is second in Group H with two wins from three games.

The Serie A leader has 20 points in eight league games and on Sunday he faces the Fiorentina.

Image: Reuters


Buy a house or wait? Spain will have the lowest prices in the eurozone

The Covid-19 it continues to wreak havoc and early estimates of the health of the real estate sector for 2021 are not good. Spain, Italy Y United Kingdom make up the ‘top 3’ europeo of countries where the value of the housing will touch lower prices next year. The factors that make this trio the victims of the falls in the real estate market are the their GDP collapses for him Covid pass, its dependence on tourism in this context of few trips also due to the pandemic and, in the case of the territory governed by Boris Johnson, the Brexi.

Nerea from Bilbao

In the specific case of Spain, Moody’s analysts predict that the sector will suffer a fall of almost 5% in house prices in 2o21. Experts have warned that these downward variations will be greater in those autonomies that have a greater dependence on tourism. The latest figures from the College of Registrars already show the bleeding that will come from the flight of foreign investment: outsiders bought 50% less of real estate during the second quarter of this year, and the main losses were recorded in the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the Valencian Community.

However, the experts of the investment firm do not bear all the responsibility on the outsiders since they have detected a cause and effect relationship between the collapse of the Spanish GDP -which is among the most serious in the eurozone- and the fall in the price of houses. The link between the two indicators ends any hope that Spanish citizens will maintain their usual activity in the sector. In fact, the report of the North American firm details that in areas such as Madrid, Accessing a home is and will continue to be more difficult every year by the economic situation of the country.

Experts point out that housing affordability was getting worse before the pandemic because the requirements of purchase deposit they were increasingly challenging for low-income buyers and young people. In Paris, for example, average citizens needed multiply your salary by 23 to get a property in 2019. The people of Madrid had to multiply with a lower figure, 11, to become owners last year, but the trend is up and Covid-19 has only exacerbated the problem.

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Nerea from Bilbao

The virus has hit hardest those who already suffered from shortages to operate in the sector. The pandemic forced the president of the Executive, Pedro Sanchez, to decree a state of alarm that paralyzed the economy. The aessential activities, which mostly require physical presence, were the most affected during that break, and in Spain, unlike other European neighbors, a large mass of workers –More than 50%– It depends on these, according to the Moody’s study. Difficulties in carrying out your activities will have a direct effect on your behavior on the market. For this reason, the fact that analysts foresee a return to pre-pandemic ‘normality’ by 2022 it does not bring the same calm to the real estate sector as to the industries that registered positive activity the previous year.

The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Spain, Margarita Delgado

Analysts also warn that falling house prices will have a negative credit effect because it will generate a increase in non-performing or doubtful loans. Italy is the EU country that will suffer the most from this problem, followed by Spain, France and the United Kingdom. In this sense, Moody’s studies insist that house costs will decrease, but there will be a simultaneous reduction in household income and less debt availability. As a result, housing affordability will worsen for youth and low-income workers, who will have a harder time reaching out to banks to enter the market.

Everything indicates that there will be changes in the European real estate sector throughout 2021. Moody’s analysts have concluded that lower prices and poor affordability in the market will increase demand for social housing and attempts to regulate the market by the authorities. In Spain, the coalition government has already announced a three-year commitment to impose caps on rent prices and has changed some laws that regulate the Socimi. Experts predict a slight recovery for 2022, but remember that increasing supply and creating measures to facilitate access to housing are two pending tasks for most European Union countries.


Sami Khedira is one step away from the Premier League

One of the great stories of Thursday was that of Sami khedira telling the world that he has a desire to play in the Premier League.

The 33-year-old, despite a great career playing for clubs like Real Madrid and Juventus, has never had a taste of English football and made it clear that he would like to do so before hanging up his boots.

Considering his age, few in the top six will be willing to bet on him, but the same cannot be said for clubs like West Ham United.

Los Hammers They have never been shy when it comes to placing bets, and securing the signing of a player of Khedira’s reputation would certainly be a statement.

Khedira and a golden opportunity

It’s something they’re thinking about if they have to believe in Sport MediaSet, as the outlet claims West Ham has been on his trail for some time.

The midfielder’s contract at Juventus currently ends in the summer with the option to extend it for another year, but considering he has yet to play with Andrea Pirlo, it seems unlikely that the Serie A team will activate him.

That would be the window for West Ham, perhaps going as far as trying to catch him in January, although that would cost some money.

Either way, it is said that the Hammers ‘could start negotiations with Juve in the coming months,’ so we’ll definitely keep an eye on that.

Khedira is a footballer who would fit perfectly into David Moyes’s idea of ​​the game this season. A player who knows how to defend close to his own goal and is very physical when going to the clash. So it would be an interesting addition and that would give more variants to the Scottish coach.


The exchange that Arsenal proposes to Inter for a star

The Arsenal proposes an exchange with him Inter de Milan that involves Christian Eriksen y Granit Xhaka, according to a report from Italy.

Corriere dello Sport reports that Arsenal are proposing to trade Granit Xhaka for Inter Milan, and former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Porzio adds that the player could well leave Inter in January, with many Premier League clubs interested in him. He is unhappy with his current situation at the club, less than a year after joining.

The Spurs sold Eriksen to Inter this January, and he has made 33 appearances since then. But only 15 of those were starts, and he’s completed 90 minutes just four times.

There is a feeling that he does not get along with Antonio Conte, and perhaps he does not fit into the Italian coach’s system.

Eriksen wants to return to the Premier League

With Denmark, Eriksen seems much more comfortable. In the last two international breaks, he has scored five goals in five games. Four were from the penalty spot, but even so, he is earning accolades with his country that he is not receiving in Italy.

Most of us are already well aware of the player’s performances in England since 305 Spurs appearances, so the 28-year-old is a known number. It is also not entirely out of the question for Xhaka to leave, with his role at Arsenal in doubt after Partey’s arrival.

Francesco Porzio is a trustworthy source so I’m confident Eriksen is considering leaving, but the Corriere dello Sport is much more unpredictable. We’ll see if Arsenal really try to make Eriksen the next Sol Campbell in January.

Without a doubt, it would be an exchange that would favor all parties and that would give both teams a leap in quality in different areas of the field.


Bernardeschi drawing interest from Barcelona once again

Reports in Italy claim that Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi remains of interest to FC Barcelona.


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THIS claim that Bernardeschi was on Barça’s radar in the summer and could be a target again when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The Italian international, 26, is not playing regularly under new coach Andrea Pirlo and Juve could be prepared to let him go.

Bernardeschi could be involved n another player-exchange similar to the one which saw Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo trade sides last summer.

In April, when Bernardeschi was first linked with Barça, it was suggested Ivan Rakitic could go the other way, although the Croatian midfielder has since joined Sevilla.


New presentation: Arrivederci combustion engine: the Fiat 500 becomes electric

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The small cult car gets a modern electric drive. After the first trip, our author was completely smitten. The test.

Que bello! How nice! The new generation of the Fiat 500 also has conqueror qualities. The outside of the little Casanova from Turin was only redesigned with light strokes of the pen. The real charm is under the bonnet: Arrivederci combustion engine, ciao electric motor! After the test drive we were blown away: The fast 118 hp whisper engine is convincing in itself. However, the range of more than 300 kilometers brings the small car very close to everyday practicality.

The new Cinquecento is even prettier than the old one

Appearance is in
at least as important as the inner values. The new Cinquecento looks like the old one. Only finer. So the headlights were split, the upper arc now sits like an eyebrow on the bonnet. The 500 lettering is emblazoned in the middle of the radiator grille, and the rear taillights form an E for electric. Inside, the dwarf from Turin has grown: in length and width by around six, in height by three centimeters. The interior is stylish and can be designed individually. Here and there there are optical gimmicks. For example the silhouette of Turin stamped into the cell phone compartment. The birthplace of the Cinquecento.

The Fiat 500 is incredibly agile

And this is how the chic lifestyler drives: The Fiat 500 is so manoeuvrable – it could almost turn over on a tiramisu plate. It is actually 9.7 meters. This means that the small car is well equipped for the city. The chassis is comfortable – but a tad too spongy. On bad roads you feel like you are on the high seas with strong waves. The e-machine, on the other hand, reacts lively, reaching 50 km / h in three seconds, making its driver the king of traffic lights in the city.

That’s the range of the electric Fiat 500

In contrast to the combustion engine, you don’t have to atone for the pressure on the power pedal when it comes to consumption. Because when braking, the 500 recovers energy. Especially with one-pedal driving. At the highest recuperation level, the engine decelerates so much that you hardly have to brake anymore. This opens up new dimensions of driving fun that were previously reserved for caretakers of ride-on lawnmowers. The best: thanks to energy recovery, the urban range increases from 300 to 400 kilometers. Most people should be able to manage a week without an electrical outlet.

The Fiat 500 needs 15 hours to charge

Charging is hardly suitable for everyday use. With an empty battery, it takes over 15 hours via the household connection. It’s faster with a wallbox. With up to 11 kW, the battery is full again in around four hours. But beware! Because of the German unbalanced load regulation, there is hardly more than 4.6 kW available in the home. This means that the 42 kW battery only reports full cells in just over 10 hours. With an 85 kW fast charger, the Fiat is filled to 80 percent in 35 minutes. In other words: the 500 Fiat “refuels” a range of 50 kilometers in five minutes. As long as it takes for a good espresso at the bar.

An additional door that opens to the rear as in the original model

When it comes to body variants, the customer can choose the new 3 + 1 model. On the passenger side there is an additional door that opens to the rear like the original 500 from 1957. The back row of seats is easier to use because of the missing partition column. With the installation of a child seat, for example, or to stow away the weekend shopping. This extra costs extra – exactly 2000 euros.

Fiat 500: technical data

  • Specification: Fiat 500 Passion Limousine
  • Length / width / height: 3.63 / 1.68 / 1.53 meters
  • Permanent magnet E-Motor
  • Battery: 42 kWh
  • Charging time (AC household / AC charging station): 15 h 15 min / 4 h 15 min
  • Power: 87 kW / 118PS
  • Torque: 220 Nm
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic, front-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km / h: 9 seconds
  • Top: 150 km / h
  • Standard consumption 14kWh / 100 km
  • maximum range (combined / urban): 315/449 km
  • CO2-Emission: 0 g/km
  • Trunk size: 185 – 550 l
  • Empty weight / payload: 1365/400 kg
  • Price: from 27,560 euros

Discovering silence in an electric car is an amazing experience. Only wind and rolling noise. With one exception. The Fiat 500 can be heard up to 20 km / h. He has to, so that pedestrians don’t overlook the little Italian. While others have an artificial electro sound somewhere between Star Wars and Avengers, the Turinese say: play me the song of the Oscar winner. The melody comes from the film composer Nino Rota (“The Godfather”) and sounds like the happy ending of a love story. That fits the new Fiat 500 – after all, it should be a car to fall in love with.

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