Confirmation Day –

first_imgEven though this filming, to the new Barcelona from Quique Setién you have no other option than win up tonight (Camp Nou 9:00 p.m.. Movistar LaLiga) if you don’t want to see each other off hook of the Real Madrid leader, who last week agreed to the leadership after the trip of the Catalans in Mestalla and yesterday, in the absence of Barça playing today, they won Atlético de Madrid and extended their advantage in the table to six points about the blaugrana (follow the game live on, it arrives confirmation day at Camp Nou, which on Thursday saw how his team recovered vital signs before the Leganés in the cup and back to thrashing after recovering the drawing and the peace in a tremendous week that was agitated by the closing of the market and the last league defeat in Valencia. Barcelona arrives notified to this match, because, precisely, it was the I raised the team that apparently turned on the alarms in the box regarding the continuity of Valverde in front of the Catalan ensemble. According to sources from sources close to the directive, it was in Orriols when the meeting began to consider the relief of the previous technician and first contacted Setién. Exactly three months ago (November 2, 2019) on Barça was falling in the Ciutat de València 3-1 in a second part of the infamous Barcelona crash.Messi had advanced to those of Valverde from 37th minute penalty and in seven minutes of the second part (from 61 to 68) the team of Paco López turned it around to the scoreboard to end up winning 3-1. That day, also He injured Suarez. And if we have to believe in the echoes of the box, that day the Valverde ruling because Orriols was Anfield.Now, six points behind the leader and forced to win, Barça returns to face to the equipment that you discovered all shame in November. He will do it without margin of error and assuming that a victory involves a moral burden on what lies ahead. Confirmation Daylast_img read more

Soldier and the VAR liquidate the champion: Granada, semis

first_imgGoals1-0, 2 ‘: Soldier, 1-1, 39 ‘: Rodrigo, 2-1, 93 ‘: Soldier Practically in the first half there was no minute without someone stepping on one of the areas, and whenever any of the two opponents arrived, there was a shot on goal. There was the greatness of the party, in which Granada bit how it should be done when your people jelly at you like the Nasrid fans did. But it is that Valencia neither wrinkled nor his football deserved to be punished.The passage through the locker room slowed the correcalles but not the intensity. The game became more tactical and there Valencia became better mimicked. Arrivals were less frequent, but first they were always in the Granada area. But Aaron grew big before Ferran and then Diego Martínez perfectly moved his chips. Machis’s exit oxygenated his defense of black and white control. Jaume started again to see them come and have to intervene. And when it seemed that Granada would dispute its fourth extension, the penalty came from Jaume Costa, the goal of the now-called legend called Soldier and what Granada will play is its fourth semifinal. In Los Cármenes, very close to the Alhambra, a monumental party was lived. Of passion, without respite and with history, the one that Granada wrote, which will be for the fourth time in the semifinals 51 years after its last time. It was also a modern football game, the one of the VAR, that annulled a goal to Rodrigo by half foot of the Hispanic-Brazilian and warned González González of some hands in the area of ​​Jaume Costa when nobody had noticed. It was Roberto Soldado who executed him, signing a legend double and liquidating the current champion, who defended his throne with nails and teeth.Granada and Valencia offered an ode to the Copa del Rey, a football show worthy of collector. Rubiales has to record it in a pen and with that video, plus the deeds of Cultural and Mirandés, he can show off the world of his change of format. The Life and Death Cup is not a place for cowards and neither Nasrids nor black and white were. Diego Martínez and Albert Celades went out with everything, because they knew it was semifinal or home, and none of their players kept a drop of sweat.Only before the break 22 auction shots and 15 occasions to which clearer, with two shots to the stick of Foulquier and Yangel and the goal annulled Rodrigo. Soldier hit first and fast, two minutes later. Who thought that at 34 he arrived in Granada to ski in Sierra Nevada is that he does not know him. But Rodrigo Moreno hit later, in 39 ’, confirming that the noise that was generated by the interest of Barcelona, ​​by one ear entered him and by another he came out. But it is that beyond the goals, everything happened and almost always in the areas. The pace was so frantic that even those who saw it from home would do it in tension. ChangesVictor Diaz (45 ‘, Vadillo), Gonçalo Guedes (67 ‘, Ferrán Torres), Machís (68 ‘, Carlos Fernández), Brice (85 ‘, Gonalons), Florenzi (86 ‘, Rodrigo), Ruben Nephew (94 ‘, Mouctar Diakhaby) CardsGonalons (42 ‘, Yellow) Soldier (52 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

The PSG intersects with Hurricane Haaland and disappoints again in the Champions League

first_imgErling Braut Haaland. Stay with that name. The Norwegian striker, only 19 years old, has again astonished the whole of Europe with another scoring exhibition. With two goals, the young man has passed over the PSG that, despite losing, remains the clear favorite for the second leg in Paris thanks to Neymar’s goal.There are already ten Haaland goals in this Champions League. Eight with Salzburg and two with Borussia in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 to give their team a 2-1 lead. And since their arrival in Dortmund everything is joy for Favre (in the Bundesliga, with 8 goals in five games, the Norwegian goes to goal every 38 minutes).Opposite was a whole PSG, with Neymar, Mbappé, Icardi and Di María in attack, escorted in the center of the field by Gueye and Verratti. Tuchel’s dominated the ball in the first minutes, but without disturbing the goal of Burki. The Germans, accustomed to their defensive anarchy in Bundesliga, left no space for rival attackers in the first half. Neymar was the only one who caused danger with a free-kick that went off touching the stick.On the other hand, Dortmund did show its claws by pulling vertically at many times, thanks to the speed of Sancho, Hazard and Achraf and Guerreiro by bands. And also of effectiveness in the auction between the three sticks with two occasions of Haaland and Sancho, forcing Keylor Navas to save his team. Borussia wins PSG 2-1 and puts Parisians on the ropesHaaland, author of the two goals of his team, continues to amaze Europe Photo: Gettycenter_img After half an hour the game changed completely. What seemed impossible, that the match ended without goals, ended up being reality. The two teams began to find spaces in a three-quarter zone and generate a torrent of occasions. First the PSG, first with Mbappé and then with Neymar, who made Burki’s salary. Moments later Achraf replied, but his cannon found no goal.That was when Haaland appeared. Very active during the game, falling to the band and unchecking every two by three, the Norwegian overtook his team with a shot inside the small area taking advantage of a rejection of the PSG behind. Signal Iduna Park was bursting with joy, but six minutes later he ran into the harsh and harsh reality: Mbappé took out his Ferrari to get the seventh gear, leave behind his pair, portray Zagadou and give the ball to Neymar to match the meeting.The PSG already had half a job done. Those of Tuchel found what they wanted thanks to their two stars, who only look at each other. This was in the 75th minute, and in 77 Dortmund came forward again thanks to his new talent. The Norwegian took out his rifle and his left overcame the stretch of the Costa Rican goalkeeper.The last minutes were of heart attack, with the PSG turned to the area of ​​the German team. Neymar, with a shot to the stick, caused tachycardias in the Dortmund, which finally endured the Parisian rush to take a match that must defend with nails and teeth in Paris.DATA SHEETBORUSSIA DORTMUND: Bürki; Zagadou, Hummels, Piszczek; Achraf, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Sancho (Schmelzer, min. 90), Hazard (Reyna, min. 67) and Haaland.PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN: Navas; Meunier, Kimpembe, Thiago Silva, Kurzawa; Marquinhos, Verratti, Gueye; Di María (Sarabia, min.77), Neymar and Mbappé.– GOALS:1-0, min. 69: Haaland.1-1, min. 75: Neymar.2-1, min.77: Haaland.– ARBITRATOR: Mateu Lahoz (ESP). He admonished Witsel (min.44) by Borussia Dortmund and Gueye (min.54), Neymar (min.59), Meunier (min.87) and Verratti (min.89) by Paris Saint-Germain .–ESTADIUM: Signal Iduna Park.last_img read more

The criteria of the CTA to enter the VAR and whistle or not hand

first_imgVelasco Carballo, president of the Technical Committee of Referees, explained the VAR procolo and when the hands should be sanctioned or not after the latest controversies in LaLiga Santander. Undiano Mallenco, of the technical commission, and Clos Gómez, director of the VAR project in Spain, participated in the explanation with examples of real plays.When hands are beaten and when notIllegalVolunteer: The player controls the ball with the arm voluntarily with intention to cut a pass.Unnatural: This year the regulation incorporates it. It is for when it comes to occupy by hand a space more than expected. It makes the body bigger and assumes a risk.Arm / Hand at shoulder height or above: Whoever assumes the risk of raising his hand over his shoulder should be punished. Although it bounces off its own body it is still an infraction. Although he is on his back and does not see the other’s shot, it is punishable.Hands in attack and that generates a chance to score or score. All will be sanctioned even if they are accidentally. It has to be immediate.Legal:Ball played by a defender and gives in his own hand: If he intends to play the ball and ends up accidentally giving it his hand, he is not penalized. If you try to play it with the head or foot it is considered legal, but if you try to block it with the body it is punishable by trying to make you big.Arm in natural position: if you have your arm in a natural position or try to get smaller, instead of bigger, it is not sanctioned.Hand between the body and the fulcrum. A move that occurs many times. If you try to grow up with one, you are penalized, but if you are looking for stability, it is considered legal as long as you do not seek to grow large to cut the ball. Another thing is that you throw yourself on the ground with open arms and may be considered illegal. “In 99% of the cases of the hands the referees are right and we see no difference in criteria. We only see differences in the natural and unnatural. But from shoulder to hand attached to the body there are many degrees to consider whether it is punishable or not There are many criteria to consider. There are many nuances which makes it considered to be a hand or not. There is no universal rule for naturalness, “says Velasco Carballo.“The rules of the game of the next edition will remove that term of only recovering the ball in attack, but it is helping it is punishable. It is not necessary that the ball be recovered, but that it be helped. The text will be improved to that does not generate doubts “, added the president of the referees on the hands in attack, In addition, in Spain the referees go to the monitor when from the VAR they warn him of a hand when there is a goal. In other competitions no. This is due to a disciplinary event.: “There are some that are purely objective. Whether it plays or not. But in others it would be necessary to analyze whether it is accidental or intentional. Which could lead to a warning.” VAR protocol“All the plays and incidents are checked and the referees cannot consult with the VAR to make a decision. You have to make it and then the VAR corrects them or not. If the VAR has doubts it will never recommend the referee to go to the monitor”, said Clos Gomez.The four cases in which the VAR entersGoals: Offside, prior foul, offside ball or phantom goalDirect Reds: on the overt occasions of goal all the above is reviewed.Penalties: Offside, prior foul, ball out or goal / no goal.Identity error“In the cases of red, the VAR notifies the referee. And after seeing the play, he can make the technical decision he deems appropriate: red, yellow or nothing. After the monitor he makes the best technical and disciplinary decision.”In cases of penalty, it can be decided that it is a penalty, do not beep, prior foul, out of play, corner or goal kick. “The one who makes the first and last decision is the field referee.” “If an arbitrator goes to the monitor, he ends up deciding that there is a corner, it is not because the VAR has advised him for a corner, but for one of the four previous assumptions“says Velasco.“The VAR in Spain works very well. The world of football understands that the call of the VAR is to do justice,” summarizes Clos. “It is a consequence of how well the VAR works in Spain. We are used to the referee calling for the expected decision. In other leagues, every 100 times he goes to the monitor, 24 does not make the expected decision. In Spain there is very few times. “What happened this weekend at Sevilla-Espanyol already happened twice last season.”This is that the VAR in Spain is very reliable. It is very important that when the VAR intervenes give legal certainty“added Velasco.“We remind our referees that if we have to be four minutes it is not so clear and manifest. Sometimes thanks to the fact that it has taken a long time, we have gained access to an image that clarifies all the previous ones. There are times when a long check is because it is not clear and manifest and other times because it allows you to reach an angle that if you had not done so would have led to a serious error. The balance is not easy. In the field of play you have to identify the correct frame, if any defender touches, if there is another player interfering … Sometimes the issue is not the lines, which take 20 seconds, but to value many other things. “On what could be a gray play the so controversial action of Sevilla-Espanyol, Velasco Carballo also spoke: “Consider a blessing from VAR, not a mistake, that these situations occur. The rules of the game want the field referee to be right. That’s what it’s called for. Every week we talk with the referees and say if the VAR or the field is right. The important and beautiful thing is that the referee always makes the final decision and that more than 90% match the field and VAR “.“We should not confuse transparency with the television show. In a trial you need to know the decision and you have to know the evidence. We are transparent and show the images by which we have changed the decision“, he added about the possibility to see all the repetitions that are in the VAR.last_img read more