David Moyes suffers first defeat as Real Sociedad boss as Villarreal score four

first_img It could have been more as well. If anything, Marcelino’s side are the benchmark for where Moyes wants to take his new side – they may have been in the Champions League 12 months ago, but the San Sebastian side have fallen a long way in a short time.  “We have to improve quickly,” Moyes admitted after the game. “We have to compete better; we are disappointed with how we played when we had the ball. He won’t be judged too heavily on these early results, but hopefully he’s getting a good idea of what he needs to do to bring about change. A goalless draw with Deportivo La Coruna on the Scot’s la Liga bow was la Real’s first clean sheet of the season and it was followed up with a 3-0 win over Elche last weekend.  But even if he wasn’t expected to pull up too many trees immediately, the nature of the defeat won’t reflect well. The Yellow Submarine scored four and they could have scored more. They had nine shots on target; la Real just two. However, even with Inigo Martinez back in the middle of defence, Moyes would not have been happy as his side crumbled to a disappointing defeat at El Madrigal. “But I’m watching and analysing the team. We have to improve our level.” 07/12/2014center_img David Moyes waited over 300 minutes to see his Real Sociedad side concede a goal and then saw them concede four in half an hour against Villarreal on Sunday night. He then rotated for the Copa del Rey clash at Real Oviedo in midweek, but the new faces still managed to keep their opposition out.  Villarreal sit proudly in the top six and have already produced impressive, if ultimately losing, performances at home to Real Madrid and Barcelona. CET Sam Marsden Upd. at 22:01 It will need to be swiftly brushed under the table, though, as next weekend Moyes will welcome his new rivals, Athletic Club, to his new home, Anoeta. This was always going to be the most difficult of his first four games in charge. last_img read more

Santiago Bernabeu stadium could be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabeu

first_img Sport EN 28/01/2015 Upd. at 17:43 CET Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu may soon be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabeu, according to a report in AS.center_img However, while the name has not yet been rubber stamped, it is clear that the Santiago Bernabeu will be getting a new name one way or another in the future. A deal was signed with IPIC last October — an Abu Dhabi company that owns Spanish petrol company Cespa — and Perez said at the time the agreement would allow the club to redevelop their home in the Spanish capital. The club have not yet confirmed the report, but president Florentino Perez was picked up on camera saying that the Abu Dhabi investment group IPIC could call the stadium whatever they wanted.last_img

Real Madrid No.2 Paul Clement poised to take over at Derby County

first_img Derby sacked Steve McLaren this week after the former England manager failed to lead them back into the Premier League for the second season running.  That has opened the door for Clement to return to his home country.  Upd. at 21:07 Before Madrid, he had also worked with Ancelotti at both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.  Either way, Clement may have felt that this summer was the right time to take his first steps into management.  The 43-year-old has been working as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at Real Madrid for the last two years, but is now set to go it on his own after the Italian was sacked by Florentino Perez on Monday.  He had previously been linked with the QPR job when Harry Redknapp left earlier this year, but the London-based club went for Chris Ramsey instead.  CEST 26/05/2015 Paul Clement is set to be named as the new manager of English Championship side Derby County. Clement still has designs on the job at QPR, a club close to his and his family’s hearts, but it looks like his first job as a first team manager will be with Derby instead.last_img read more

Blow for Real Madrid and Man United as Aymeric Laporte signs new Athletic contract

first_imgReal Madrid and Manchester United’s hopes of signing Athletic Club defender Aymeric Laporte just got a little bit more expensive.  He is now contracted to the Bilbao-based club until 2019.  The 21-year-old made 49 appearances for Athletic last season, helping them into the Copa del Rey final and ensuring they qualified for next season’s Europa League. 05/06/2015 The French defender penned a new deal with the club on Friday, with his release clause rising to 50 million euros.  Sport ENcenter_img However, in recent months he has become involved with super-agent Jorge Mendes, increasing speculation he would leave the Basque Country this summer.  That seems less likely with the new contract, although Madrid or United may be tempted to pay the buyout clause.  Laporte only signed a new deal last year, with his release clause that time rising to 42 million euros. Upd. on 24/06/2015 at 18:55 CESTlast_img read more

David de Gea heads back to Manchester no closer to becoming a Real Madrid player

first_img “I’m going back to Manchester, I have to train there,” he said when asked by Spanish television channel Cuatro about a possible return to the La Liga with Los Blancos, the rival of his former side, Atletico Madrid.  05/07/2015 David de Gea’s transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid is no closer to being resolved. The goalkeeper will return to Manchester in the coming hours, where on Monday he will undergo medical tests, as is customary at the start of pre-season.  De Gea, who has spent the last few days in Madrid, will return to working with Louis van Gaal, with his move to Madrid stalling in recent days and weeks.  Sport ENcenter_img Despite the deal seeming to be going in the right direction, Manchester United’s conditions have slowed the operation down. The Red Devils are insisting that he will not leave unless Madrid negotiate a deal for Sergio Ramos to move in the other direction. Upd. at 20:05 CESTlast_img read more

Kroos left out of Real Madrid’s game against Real Sociedad

first_img Sport EN Upd. at 17:41 CEST Madrid travel to Real Sociedad one point behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. As was the case last weekend, they play first again on Saturday, which could allow them to temporarily move to the top of Spain’s top flight until Atleti and Barça’s games against Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis later on Saturday.  The players called up by Zidane are:  The French coach is reserving the German midfielder for the semi-final second leg, although he has included all the other players available to him for the game against Eusebio Sacristan’s side. That means Gareth Bale is set to play, while Borja Mayoral could also be handed some minutes in San Sebastian. center_img Kroos is possibly the most over-worked player in the Madrid squad and in recent games he has seemed particularly tired. He has played more than 40 games across La Liga and the Champions League this season. Also missing from the squad is Alvaro Arbeloa, who has a minor injury.  As was expected, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have not been called up for Real Madrid’s game at Anoeta on Saturday against Real Sociedad. Zinedine Zidane, who has not ruled either forward out of next Wednesday’s Champions League game against Manchester City, has also left out Toni Kroos.  29/04/2016 Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla, Yáñez.Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Carvajal, Danilo.Midfielders: James, Casemiro, Bale, Kovacic, Modric, Isco.Forwards: Lucas Vazquez, Jese, Borja Mayoral.last_img read more

Douglas: At Barça I would come home crying every day

first_img On the stories last month that he got injured on the team bus due to bad posture, he wanted to put things straight.  Dougals added: “I never stopped feeling like a footballer and I never let my head drop. I’m no different now.” Douglas: “En el Barça llegaba cada día a casa llorando” The Brazilian full-back, currently on loan at Sporting Gijon form Barcelona, has admitted he had some really difficult moments at the Camp Nou club. The Brazilian said he’s always had to overcome difficulties, though: “From a young age I dreamed of being a footballer. It was difficult, but I made it. Now, again, I have to affront [the challenges] and continue moving forward.” The right-back explained: “I was training the next day and they put that I was injured. It wasn’t like that. It’s something which made me sad.” Upd. at 14:06 “At Barcelona I had some tough times with injuries. I’d come home crying every day, but it is what is it,” the player explained about his time at Barça. IN SPORT.ES 20/10/2016 Sport.es Douglas has shown his most personal side in an interview with the newspaper El Comercio de Gijon.  CESTlast_img read more

OFFICIAL: AC Milan have been kicked out of next season’s Europa League

first_img IN SPORT.ES CEST Upd. at 14:56 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have announced their decision this Friday morning. This means Torino will take Milan’s place and enter the qualifying rounds whereas Roma will go directly into the group stages. 28/06/2019center_img Sport EN OFICIAL: El Milan excluido de la Europa League Italian giants AC Milan, who qualified for next season’s Europa League, won’t be able to compete in the competition after failing Financial Fair Play regulations.last_img

Allegri believes Pogba won’t be returning to Juventus anytime soon

first_imgAdvertisement a45xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm08mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E06( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2Would you ever consider trying this?😱fw4Can your students do this? 🌚z690hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri admits that it is “very difficult” to see Paul Pogba return to Juventus anytime in the near future as he appears to have settled comfortably at Manchester United.Advertisement Pogba left Old Trafford for Juventus as a youngster in 2012 and enjoyed four successful years in Turin, winning four Serie A titles.His form at Juventus persuaded United to bring him back to Old Trafford in a then-world record deal reportedly an initial 89.3million pounds in 2016.Advertisement Critics and pundits alike noted that Pogba’s form has been inconsistent since returning to United, while his falling out with Mourinho became a huge source of controversy. That gave away to rumours of him moving to the likes of Barcelona, Paris-Sain Germain and even Juventus.Advertisement But Pogba has hit new heights at United and maintained that form since Mourinho’s dismissal last month, leaving Allegri to believe there is little chance of him heading back to the Old Lady.“It’s very difficult to see him at Juventus again,” Allegri said at a news conference on Saturday.The arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager has done wonders for the Old Trafford club and helped revigorate Pogba. Pogba has gone so far as to say that United have rediscovered their identity under the Norwegian manager. Advertisementlast_img read more

CWC 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed hits back at pundits over criticism row

first_imgImage Courtesy: MSNAdvertisement 4k89NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbkoiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E04hi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) kmyWould you ever consider trying this?😱6lu2Can your students do this? 🌚hxtRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed had to shoulder much of the blame after the dismal outings in the tournament so far. Ahmed was targetted by pundits and fans alike over his attitude and fitness. Advertisement Image Courtesy: MSNBefore the eve of their crucial clash against South Africa at Lord’s, Sarfaraz Ahmed poured his heart out during the pre-match press conference where he managed to hit back at the former Pakistan cricketers who have turned into punditry.Former cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, and Ramiz Raja are the few of the names who have been critical of Sarfaraz in the ongoing World Cup. The captain proceeded to claim that these TV experts don’t even consider this current lot as players and just sit behind being gods on television. He said:Advertisement “Unke nazar mein to hum player hi nahi hain; Sab khuda ban ke TV pe baithe hain (In their eyes, we are not even players. They have become gods on television),” Watch the video below:Advertisement Pakistan need a victory against the struggling Proteas to stay alive in the tournament with clashes against Afghanistan, New Zealand and Bangladesh remaining.Read Also:Excessive appealing against Afghanistan leads to a fine for Virat KohliMS Dhoni to be credited for my hat-trick says Mohammed Shami Advertisementlast_img read more