Atlético recovers Suárez and takes Herrera to the Champions League | UEFA champions league

TUDN AND EFENovember 1, 2020 – 8:12

The Atlético de Madrid directed by Diego Simeone recovers to Luis Suarez already Saúl Ñíguez for the call that will also feature the Mexican Hector Herrera to face the Locomotive in Moscow in the Champions League.

The players have already trained normally with the team at the Majadahonda Sports City before traveling five hours to the Russian capital.

On the other hand, the Mexican Hector Herrera He is also part of the call and is ready for the duel against him Locomotive Russian next Tuesday.

Suárez and Ñiguez are the news for the team that still has three casualties due to injury: Yannick Carrasco, Diego Costa and Sime Vrsaljko.

Both the Belgian winger and the Spanish-Brazilian striker have muscle injuries.

The rest of the squad is at the coach’s disposal, with the headlines of the 1-3 win against Osasuna with a Sunday recovery session and with the substitutes from that clash, plus Saúl and Luis Suárez, with more intense training, as is usual each day after each encounter. Now the team will depart for Moscow.

The squad, according to the club, is made up of 24 players, with the presence of four more from the Second Division B subsidiary: goalkeeper San Román, right-back Ricard, winger Germán Valera and striker Sergio Camello.

Besides them, Saúl and Luis Suárez, goalkeepers Jan Oblak and Ivo Grbic; defenders Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso, Felipe Monteiro, José María Giménez, Renan Lodi and Manu Sánchez; midfielders Koke Resurrección, Lucas Torreira, Héctor Herrera and Marcos Llorente; wingers Thomas Lemar and Víctor Machín, ‘Vitolo’; and forwards Joao Félix, Ángel Correa and Ivan Saponjic complete the list of footballers who travel to Russia this Sunday.


Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi, Barcelona vs. Atlético de Madrid already has a date confirmed by LaLiga Santander | NCZD | FOOTBALL-INTERNATIONAL

Updated 10/29/2020 at 1:26 PM

Once he confirmed the signing of Luis Suarez by Atlético de Madrid, the common morbidity was to know what day he would crash against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. This Thursday, LaLiga de España confirmed the fixture for the tenth round, the same one in which precisely that contest is agreed.

Barcelona Y Atlético de Madrid They will face each other this Saturday, November 21, after the FIFA date on which there will be national team activity. The match will begin at 3:00 pm (Peruvian time) and will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

In case you do not suffer any injury, be suspended or other special reason, Luis Suarez will meet again with Lionel Messi and his former teammates Barcelona, club in which he was for seven seasons. The Uruguayan made history in the Catalans, by becoming the third top gunner, with 198 annotations.

Luis Suarez left the Catalan team in tears at the beginning of this course, very hurt by the way in which he left. “The messages from the club, that you were looking for a solution to change the scene, I did not take it very well, because of the way they were made more than anything. Because you have to accept when you complete a cycle. They were days of spending crying over the situation that I was having to experience “, revealed the ‘Pistolero’, in an interview with ON TV.

In the absence of a few weeks for the expected game, Luis Suarez focuses all his attention on Osasuna, next rival of Atlético de Madrid by LaLiga. For its part, Barcelona will collide with Deportivo Alavés. Both matches will be played on Saturday the 31st of this month.

The schedule for the 10th of LaLiga Santander.



Luis Suárez seeks to chase away the ghost of his last goal as a visitor in the Champions League

BARCELONA – Luis Suarez’s scoring light went out in Rome. Since September 16, 2015, months after having scored in the Berlin final against Juventus in Turin (3-1), the Uruguayan footballer does not know what it is to score when he plays as a visitor in the Champions League, although he did score one in the 8-2 win against Bayern, but on the neutral court in Lisbon.

Suárez, from Barça, played 55 games in Europe, scoring 25 goals:

His rival’s last goal on the court was against Roma (1-1). A center from the right by Ivan Rakitic was headed in that way by the attacker. But he entered. It was 0-1. Then came the serious injury to Rafinha (Nainggolann burst his knee) and the goal (goal) of the equalizer, the work of Alesandro Florenci who shot from home and surprised Marc ter Stegen. Nobody remembers those last two circumstances anymore; of the goal of Suárez, yes.

For the Uruguayan that has been a drag. He had and has to read in every Champions League game that he plays as a visitor, that he “does not score”, that he “does not score”. He was close several times, but against Manchester United, Sporting de Portugal or Slavia de Prague, for example, he received the embrace of his teammates, but UEFA, finally, gave the authorship of the goals to rival defenders at their own goal.

BATE, Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid, Celtic, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach, PSG, Juventus (twice), Olympiacos, Sporting de Portugal, Chelsea, Roma, Tottenham, Inter Milan (a couple of times), Lyon, Manchester United , Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Slavia Prague and Naples are the rivals that Suárez could not score, with Barcelona; with Atlético he was left dry playing this season against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

He did score in the final phase of the Champions League last August against Bayern (2-8), but he did so on a neutral court, that of the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, where it is not considered that Barcelona played as a visitor .

Luis Enrique enjoyed the goals and all the variants of the Uruguayan, the third highest scorer in the history of Barcelona with 198 goals in 283 games.

On the other hand, Ernesto Valverde, who spent two and a half years training at the Camp Nou and the coach with whom they won two Leagues, a Cup and a Spanish Super Cup, still to this day continues to think how it was possible that with him in the bench, Luis Suárez will never score in Europe on the opponent’s court.

In his new adventure with Atlético, he hopes fortune will change. Diego Simeone always tries to de-dramatize that fact. He does not give it importance and focuses on the soccer player grasping the mechanisms of his game system. “The delivery is never lacking,” they indicate in Madrid, and having to share attack with Diego Costa or with Joao Félix, will require a little more time, although in LaLiga Suárez already has four goals.


This is how Luis Suárez responded to the defeat of FC Barcelona against Real Madrid

Luis Suárez responded in his own way to the defeat of FC Barcelona in the Spanish classic against Real Madrid

October 24, 2020 18:24 hs

The defeat of FC Barcelona left multiple opinions on players and former players of the Barça team, and one of them who decided to respond to the defeat was Atlético de Madrid striker Luis Suárez.

But instead of using words to express his opinion, the Uruguayan decided to do it with what he does best: goals. Suárez was the protagonist and sentenced the mattress team’s 2-0 victory over Real Betis de Pellegrini.

When the Uruguayan attacker was most remembered within FC Barcelona, ​​he was present with his goal in the victory of the cast of ‘Cholo’ Simeone, after beating Claudio Bravo in the minute 90 + 1 ‘after taking advantage of a great assistance by Renan Lodi.

With his goal, Suárez accumulates 5 goals in 4 games as an Atlético de Madrid player and keeps the mattress team as the only undefeated in the Spanish football season.


Barcelona | Fans criticize Ronald Koeman for losing to Real Madrid and ask

This Saturday Ronald Koeman’s FC Barcelona lost the classic at the Camp Nou against Real Madrid, a situation that generated a wave of criticism of the Dutch coach for the bad play of his managers.

For this reason, through Twitter, the Barcelona fans from all over the world began to take a toll on him for removing two footballers from the squad: Arturo Vidal and Luis Suárez, the players targeted by the coach in wanting to seek a renewal of the team.

“But evidently he is untouchable and the culprits of everything were Vidal and Suárez”, “Barcelona needs an Arturo Vidal”, “They keep crying and take out Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez, that the team is ‘better’ without them” and hundreds of other comments with the same idea.

The midfielder was one of those targeted by Barcelona’s poor campaign last season. (PHOTO: Getty)

Remember that the Catalan club did not carry out the pruning announced since Koeman arrived and, in fact, none of the so-called “historical” left the club: Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba or Sergio Busquets.

With this defeat, Barcelona was in twelfth position with only seven points in six disputed dates, and questions are beginning to come to coach Koeman about the style of play.


Luis Suárez moves the world by helping those affected by Covid-19

Exposing all his solidarity, Luis Suárez decided to help a Uruguayan foundation that cares for sick children and also assists patients with Coronavirus.

October 15, 2020 19:02 hs

The monetary income to foundations around the world was completely affected during the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving without financial support all those places that usually help those who need it most.

In a great gesture of solidarity, Luis Suárez did not hesitate to support the Corazoncitos Foundation, which is in charge of assisting those children with heart disease, also providing great support to the families that accompany them.

The home annually holds a convention called Mega Strogonoff, and in this edition, for each person who makes a donation, a portion of food will be awarded to different families affected by the Coronavirus.

With headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Atlético Madrid striker became strongly involved with his native country and supported the collaboration campaign to recover the money that could not be received by the government, which decided to invest in other causes due to the expansion of the virus that has the world in suspense.


or Messi leaves or has to sell Ansu and lower salaries

He Barcelona Soccer Club owes banks and clubs 820 million euros, of which it will only deduct 332 for pending collections, for which it presents a net debt in the 2019-20 season of 488 million. An alarming figure, since it came from 217 last season, which would place it first in the ranking of debtor clubs in Europe, according to the ‘Financial Year Report’ that the UEFA published annually and that this last year has not seen the light yet due to the appearance of covid-19. Until last year, the Manchester United it was the team with the most debt, with 459 million euros, followed by Inter (438), Atlético (391) and Juventus (291). He Real Madrid it did not appear in the ranking of defaulters.

Barcelona has entered 192 million euros less than what it had budgeted. Out of an expected income of 1,047 million it reached only 855, even if the club warns that, without the pandemic, the figure would rise to 1,059. Barça closes the 2019-2020 season with losses of 97 million euros and the red numbers will continue in 2020-2021, as expected in the accounts.

Big problems for Bartomeu in his final stretch of term.  (EFE)
Big problems for Bartomeu in his final stretch of term. (EFE)

Problems with the wage bill

The revenue forecast for next season, which was initially $ 1.12 billion, has been drastically lowered to $ 791. The ravages of the pandemic, with the lack of public in the stands, will cause 330 million to stop entering. And that makes it a major issue for Bartomeu and its directive the subject of the wage bill. The League will not register clubs whose salary mass exceeds 70% of its budget. At the end of this year, the Barça wage bill reached 636 million, a reassuring 61%. But with revenue declining to $ 791 million, the wage bill soars around 80%. Barcelona has managed to reduce it this summer by 42 million with the departure of players such as Luis Suárez (23.4 million euros gross per year), Rakitic (13.3) or Vidal (9). But with the unexpected decrease in income you need to reduce the wage bill much more.

He has two alternatives: negotiate a salary reduction for the squad, as the club is proposing, or let out players with a high salary weight

Bartomeu’s alternatives are two: generate more revenue by selling players or getting rid of players with high contracts. If you bet on the former, you would have to sell the only footballer who would generate a real capital gain from his transfer, Ansu Fati, for which they estimate that they will get 150 million. The sale of Griezmann or Dembelé, for example, would not be profitable as it cost the club 120 and 140 million euros respectively, unrealistic figures for a market in crisis like the current one. Barça calculates that capital gains from transfers should reach 73 million this season. But Umtiti and Dembelé have not left and now we will have to work on the January market.

The other option is to lighten the salary mass, and in that aspect it also has two alternatives: negotiate a reduction in the staff’s salary, as the club is proposing, or let out players with a lot of salary weight. The first bet is dangerous because it could end with players denouncing their contracts or going free even in January. There is a real risk that footballers will claim their freedom letter, or at least challenge the measure proposed by the club, since they are protected by law with article 41 of the Workers’ Statute. And it would not be the first time that a professional athlete uses the Workers’ Statute to demand the termination of their contract. It remains to be seen how the club acts, which could negotiate the salary reduction with each player individually.

The second would go through letting Messi out, whose salary weight is around 70 million gross per year. A measure that has not been valued, as has been seen when the club refused to let the Argentine leave after announcing his frustrated departure. Messi stays and you have to bear his salary weight, so the solution is to lower the salary of his teammates.

Leo Messi during this Friday's game with Argentina.  (EFE)Leo Messi during this Friday's game with Argentina.  (EFE)
Leo Messi during this Friday’s game with Argentina. (EFE)

The ballast of the Espai Barça

During Bartomeu’s tenure, Barcelona has bagged more than 500 million euros in sales (222 with the payment of the Neymar clause to PSG), but the problem is the very high cost of the operations faced with transfers such as Dembelé (140) or Coutinho (160). Spending on salaries and transfer repayments has triggered the debt, and to this has been added another unexpected burden: the Barça space. The financing of the technological project already reaches 815 million euros of expenditure. A problem that punishes even more the battered culé economy.

Barcelona is the tip of the iceberg, for being the club with the highest salary mass. But the rest of the top clubs in Europe are experiencing similar situations. Dortmund has closed this season with losses of 44 million and already announces 75 for next. Its president, Hans-Joachim Watzke, offered a diagnosis shared by all his colleagues: “We will only benefit again if there are no restrictions on attendance at stadiums. We must be patient. Football is extremely difficult to imagine without fans and it is time to endure “. Roma, who lost 204 million this past year, need to enter 140 million and announced a capital increase in June to try to save the club financially.

Real Madrid, however, saved the season because it had planned a profit of 40 million and that cushion saved it from the impact of the pandemic. The whites, who have turned all their expectations into the remodeling of a new Bernabéu that will boost the club’s ordinary income, are considering an austere budget for next season, which would be around 650 million. Something that would not cause a problem with the weight of your salary bill, since capital gains from transfers such as Achraf, Reguilón and Óscar Rodríguez give margin. And in addition, Florentino already closed a salary cut with the staff last year, given the imminent crisis of the pandemic, which allows him to be relieved.


Luis Suárez confesses how he would celebrate if he scores a goal against Barcelona


Buenos Aires, Argentina / 10.10.2020 18:43:28

Luis Suarez, Uruguayan forward, spoke about his dealings with the directors of the Barcelona, and confessed that “he would not shout a goal” to the culé team, however he promised to point towards those he considers responsible for his departure.

“I had been at Barcelona for six years and I never had a problem, on the contrary. I have been saying for three years that Barcelona needs a young ‘9’ to adapt. They never brought someone who could compete with me, I was always up to what the club needed“said the Atlético de Madrid forward to the channel ESPN.

The respect that I had earned on the pitch I deserved before I found out from the press. That a coach comes saying that he does not count on me when the board of directors said that there was going to be a change of players raises questions about whether it was the coach or the board, “he added.

The scorer said that “not crazy” would have signed for Real Madrid and that, in case of scoring a goal against the Catalan team, he would not shout it, “but he would point somewhere”, he indicated.

He also suggested that his “great relationship” with Lionel may have influenced the determination to declare him expendable. Consequently, the Uruguayan said that Messi lived a “difficult moment“and” complicated “when he announced his intention to leave Barcelona and that the club should have respected his wish to change teams.

He also gave his opinion on his new coach at Atlético de Madrid, the Argentine Diego Simeone, and stated that he was not “surprised at all” by his way of working because he already knew what kind of technician he is.

“He is very strict, he worked a lot on the tactical part. I found a very good human group, with a lot of desire and a lot of ambition, wanting to grow and win things, “he said.



“I think that the Barcelona leadership wanted to get me out of the side of Messi”

Luis Suarez spoke, exclusively with “90 Minutes of Soccer”, Y He referred to his departure from Barcelona. “I think they wanted to get me out of the Lionel Messi side”, the Uruguayan forward sentenced.

In dialogue with Chicken Vignolo and company in ESPN, the Gunman pointed out: “I think they wanted to get me out of Messi’s side, maybe it bothered them that I have a good relationship with Leo. Maybe they wanted him not to be with me so much. I can’t find any reason for them to think that it was hurting the team.

“Obviously I miss Leo, but with technology we are constantly talking. We know the friendship we have. We share many things, from arriving every morning to training, to the dunks. Our children have a life together and we have a great family bond ”, explained the Uruguayan striker who shared 6 years with the Argentine at the Catalan club.

Precisely, about his time at the Blaugrana club, he analyzed: “They were six years in Barcelona and I always said that the club needed a young forward. They never brought anyone who could compete with me. Forwards have streaks and moments. I deserved at least that, before I found out from the press that they didn’t want me, they had called me and explained the reasons ”.

“There are many contradictions in Barcelona. I gave solutions if the issue was economic and if it was sports I could understand it, but they would have told me differently. The decision of the board was not clear to me “, He completed about the treatment he received from the club’s board.

The current Atlético de Madrid striker completed: “Two years ago they wanted to bring in other forwards because they wanted to kick me out. This comes from a long time ago. In 6 years, I never had a fight with a teammate in Barcelona and neither did Leo ”.

“My children felt at home in Barcelona. My son loves Barcelona and Leo, imagine what it was for him. When I had to tell them that we were leaving it was the hardest moment, for them and for my wife. But they wanted to see me happy and not be bitter or go somewhere to cry. Now luckily they are happy in Madrid now, that gives me a lot of tranquility “



The forward revealed the difficulties in making the decision and adapting to the new city.

What they did hurt and hurt me and my family a lot. The ways and the manners weren’t right. That a coach comes saying that he no longer has me when the board had already said it raises doubts. Koeman called me to tell me that he was not going to take me into account when I had already known what was going to happen 10 days ago “

“I had a lot of uncertainty, because I had to go to train. I told Leo that I knew what they were going to do to me. I was going to train happy, but I returned home sad “



The striker maintained that he deserved another treatment from the leadership at the time of communicating his departure from the club.

“That Messi wants to leave Barcelona was not a gesture towards me. They should have respected the decision to want to leave. “

“Out of respect for the relationship I have with Leo, I’m not going to say what we talked about at the time, but he lived through a difficult and complicated situation. He wanted to leave and the club did not want to. I tried to support him, take care of him and make him get a little distracted. The cameras were behind him, it was complicated and you had to help him ”.

“Leo is aware of what it is for Barcelona. It has given him things that the club never imagined. He has to remain number 1, the best and be happy. “

“There may be the possibility that Messi plays for another club, but if he feels comfortable, happy again and another board arrives, he will want to continue at the club. As a friend, I’ll be happy if he does well there and if he has to go to another club, too ”.



The former player of the Blaugrana team told how La Pulga lived those days in which he had planned to leave the culé club.

Play for Real Madrid? Not crazy … I always dreamed of playing for Barcelona, ​​since I was a kid ”.

“I would not yell a goal at Barcelona, ​​but I would signal some part of the rostrum.”



The forward, very identified with Barcelona, ​​was consulted if he would ever wear the merengue jacket.



Would you yell it out? Would a Mole Gigio make? The Uruguayan expressed how he would react in that scenario.

“El Cholo Simeone did not surprise me at all. He is very strict and works a lot on tactical discipline. I found a very good human group, with a lot of desire. I want to contribute as one more teammate and achieve important things at Atlético de Madrid “



Lucho praised Diego Simeone and scored goals with this new jersey.


This is Messi’s luxurious private plane

It is valued at 13 million euros and has been enjoying it since 2018

Transoceanic trips can be a nuisance, due to the hours of flight and the fatigue, unless one is traveling in a luxurious private plane. Forced to do this type of flight, for professional and family reasons, Leo Messi decided in 2018 to do it in a luxurious private plane. It is a Gulftream V from 2004, with a Rolls Royce engine, valued at 13 million euros and the one you enjoy under the leasing formula.

The plane has a autonomy of more than 10,000 kilometers, it has 16 comfortable executive seats that are transformed into eight beds, it has two bathrooms, one of them with a shower, and a kitchen.

The aircraft has various custom details, such as the number 10 in the queue or the names of Leo’s wife and three children on the steps leading to the plane.

Messi, summoned by Argentina to contest the qualifying qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, traveled by private plane to Buenos Aires and made it available to several teammates and his friend Luis Suárez, cited by Uruguay. Along with them two traveled Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos, Guido Rodríguez, Paulo Dybala, Nicolás Otamendi, Juan Foyth.