Real Madrid has published by surprise the medical part of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale that they will miss the Spanish Super Cup, which will be played from next Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. It is still unknown if they will travel or not to make a group, but in no case will they be available to play the games. French striker suffers a lesion in the semimembranous muscle due to bruising in his left leg produced in the training prior to the trip to Saudi Arabia. As usual, the club has not published the extent of its problems and accompanies the medical part with a “pending evolution.” However, the fact that his physical condition has been published shows that will not be against Valencia or in the hypothetical final.For its part, Gareth Bale does not suffer any physical problems, but rather a disease that also prevents him from dressing short for the Super Cup. The Welshman has a upper respiratory tract infectionr and also pending evolution. In any case, the fact that his medical part has been published surprises, since in his day he refused to be informed about his state of health.
Today, Jaume Doménech is the titular goalkeeper of the Valencia Club de Fútbol. The injuries that Jasper Cillessen is suffering In addition to the good performance that Almenara is giving, they have caused it to be fixed in the plans of Albert Celades. Today Valencia will debut this season playing a game on Friday and again it will be Jaume who is under the sticks, something familiar to him, because he did so five years ago.Five years ago, In the 2015/2016 campaign Valencia began to enter in a sportingly poor years. To the low performance of the players, the tense atmosphere and the bad decisions from the board of directors, they added theesion of the two goalkeepers a priori Headlines: Diego Alves, who had fallen at the end of the previous season and Matthew Ryan, goalkeeper who had signed up to replace him. But when nobody expected it, a stranger and then a subsidiary player, Jaume Doménech He appeared to make the other two cancer workers forget. The one who is today one of the captains of Valencia defended the goal that season with nails and teeth, without going any further in the match he played on Friday against Granada, his team won 1-0 and he was the hero of the match by performing meritorious stops. Five years later, the keeper has been able to wait for his opportunity, has contributed from the bench when he knew he was not going to have minutes and, as he did half a decade ago, has taken advantage of his moment. Jaume has been the best of the team in recent weeks in which the level of the rest is not being optimal and has taken hold. Celades will decide if when Cillessen return he has to return to the bench for the benefit of the Dutchman, but the reality is that today Jaume will defend the goal again on a Friday five years later.
The City is, perhaps, before its last great opportunity in time to conquer the Champions League, the black hole that has swallowed it in these years of wine and roses. Only once did he reach the semifinals, in 2016, and Madrid dispatched him. In the last two editions he fell in quarters. Now, in addition, it does not have the mockery of the Premier, because it is 22 points from Liverpool.Madrid arrives at the gala, after recovering Sterling, falls in the last two games, and the author of 20 goals in the course, only one less than the pichichi Agüero. The two more De Bruyne, eight goals and 19 assists, form the magic triangle of the team, with Rodri as the axis of rotation and Fernandinho happily recycled as central.Mendy and ValverdeMore posts dance in a Madrid to which he returns Mendy, saved his threat of suspension for the Classic. He has played all the important games of the course ahead of Marcelo and with a statistical justification: With him, the team fits half of goals. Actually, Zidane waves the team during the course to arrive with his praetorian guard to the truth meetings. That is why Valverde is expected today, headline in the Classic, in the two duels against Atlético, in the Super Cup against Valencia and in all the large commitments from October, when he acquired rank, except for the one in Madrid He played against Sevilla at the Bernabéu. I was sanctioned. So, fallen Hazard, there are three free places, two midfielders and an attacker, with Modric, Kroos and Isco for the first vacancy, and Bale and Vinicius for the second. The Brazilian has only started ten times but is again the bubbly end of last season. Bale, however, is missing. He has scored three goals in Madrid in the last eleven months, but Zidane is still waiting for him to come back, more clinging to his resume than his figure.The City, what finished leader in a simple group (Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta), he plays under the Guardiola mold, but without Messi’s nuclear button (the only time he lost in the Bernabéu in eight visits, with Bayern, it was the only time he came without the Argentine). He is five points ahead of Madrid in possession, but shoots five times less per game. In return, he has managed to get less than anyone in the competition. That was Madrid until two weeks ago, a team that protected itself with the lack of another’s goal of the own famine (in Champions they have not yet scored Jovic, Hazard, Bale, Lucas, Isco, James …). The Real broke that high confidence, which requires an express recomposition, because the Champions does not include the right of rectification. First was the money and then the model. Twelve years ago Mansour bin Zayed, fifth son of Emir Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyad, first Emirati president, He bought Manchester City from former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Sheikh, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the Arab Emirates, President of the Horse Racing Authority of the country, husband of two sheikhs, owner of the largest yacht on the planet and personal friend of Barak Obama, He paid 360 million for 90% of the entity’s shares. That disbursement, which changed the life of a club that until then had only won two leagues, four cups and a Recopa, was the appetizer.Since then Mansour bin Zayed has spent 1,687 million in signings, at the rate of 153 a year, and has been replanting, in its own way, the winning formula of Barça. Thus, Ferran Soriano, ex-president culé with Laporta, arrived; Txiki Begiristain, former sports director, and finally, Pep Guardiola, with which he has won the last two leagues. An unthinkable growth for a club that only 22 years ago was in the third division. But at the same time an artificial growth, fueled by money outside the industry against which the industry was vaccinated (the fair play financial statement) to prevent cases such as Malaga, victim of a sheikh back and forth.To the tie (follow the game live on As.com) arrives with a terrible penalty in tow (two years outside Europe) for inflating sponsorship revenue in the 2012-2016 period and for obstructing UEFA’s investigation. The Etihad Emihad airline pays for appearing on its shirt 80 million a year, above what Madrid (70) or Barça (55) perceive, clubs with infinitely superior marketing. Uli Hoeness, then president of Bayern, said two years ago: “If Guardiola wants a 100 million player, the sheikh raises the gas and has it. “But behind that dark club architecture is a successful coach and a great team, very luxurious, valued at 1,290 million euros, more than any other in the world. For the eleven who played at home against Leicester on Saturday he paid 546 million in transfers. The Madrid lineup, which is not precisely a model of savings, given the I raised It was 237 cheaper.
Precisely regarding his desire and motivation, the Pole has confessed his continued hunger. “I spend the game asking for or wanting the ball. If I have scored a goal, I want another. If I have three, I must do the fourth. Sometimes colleagues say to me: ‘Don’t you realize that we have another game in two or three days?’ But for me, if you’re having a good time, if you love sports, if you love scoring goals, it’s never enough. “ Asked if it is true that three years ago, after playing against Madrid with Bayern, Cristiano and Ramos told him that he had to play with them, Lewandowski confirmed: “Yes. You can go to the Spanish League or to any other country, another great club, but for me it is not the most important thing. Where I am I have been able to reach my maximum level and I still want to continue doing well. “ Robert Lewandowski (31 years old) has given an interview to Sport in which he talks, among other things, about one of the several attempts by Real Madrid to sign him. The Bayern Munich forward offers details in this regard, with the participation of players from the white club. 9 Lewandowski has also been very clear about his future: “I am in one of the best clubs in the world, I know I can be happy here. What we have is of a very high level, from the squad to the sports city. Everything is easier playing in a club like this. “
The Osasuna Athletic Club, “shocked” by the death of Michael Robinson, assures that his legacy “will always remain among us”.On his Twitter account and with an image of Robinson in Osasuna’s shirt, club in which it debuted on January 10, 1987, the entity expresses its regret at the death of the former player. After noting that Robinson’s legacy will always remain in the Navarrese club, he sends a “warm hug to his loved ones”.Zabalza, his coachThe former coach of Michael Robinson at Osasuna during his later years as a footballer, Mari Zabalza fart, He has regretted the death of a player who has “a great memory” because it was “very important” and with him they had “beautiful experiences”.He was, he says, “a player of all will, physically very strong and very powerful” who “went above very well”, who also had “a winning temperament” who “came very well to the team” and who fit perfectly into Pamplona, where its characteristics of “fight and surrender” resulted in “people being won right away”. Zabalza has many anecdotes about him, since “he was a very witty man”, which in his opinion made him a footballer who “reached the public very well”. Condolences from LiverpoolFor his part, Liverpool was “deeply saddened for the death of former soccer player Michael Robinson, 61, “in a statement.” Everyone’s thoughts on Liverpool They are with Michael’s family and his friends in this sad moment.“added the English club. Robinson played for Liverpool during the 1983/1984 season and part of the 1984/1985 season. He won an English league, a League Cup and a European Cup with the ‘Reds’. He played several minutes in that final with Roma, which was the great title of his career as a player. We’re deeply saddened by the passing of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61.The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.Rest in peace, Michael. pic.twitter.com/o8Zu3hjICc– Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) April 28, 2020