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Barcelona condemn fans abusing Koeman after Clasico defeat

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona condemned abuse from fans aimed at coach Ronald Koeman on Sunday as he left Camp Nou following the team’s 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid. Koeman is a Barca legend after scoring the winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final but he has been under heavy pressure as coach in recent weeks.
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Celtic send well wishes to Wim Jansen after dementia diagnosis

CELTIC have sent their best wishes to former manager Wim Jansen after he revealed this week that he is living with dementia. Jansen turns 75 this week and a biography of his life is set to be published in his homeland this week. Jansen famously guided Celtic to the title...
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Glasner loses with Frankfurt against promoted Bochum

Oliver Glasner is in crisis with Eintracht Frankfurt. Against promoted Bochum, it sets the second defeat in a row. 2: 0! Bochum beats Eintracht Frankfurt at home in the ninth round of the German Bundesliga and slipped past their direct neighbors to 14th place in the table. This also means: The negative run for the European Cup starter Frankfurt continues.
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Does Koeman have more credit after losing his third straight Classic?

Few coaches in the history of Barça have survived three consecutive defeats in the Classical. The Dutch coach fell 1-2 in the duel against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou and that slab was joined by two defeats last season against the eternal rival. The balance of Ronald Koeman against the whites as a Barça coach is devastating: two goals in favor, seven against and three defeats. It is not surprising that the Barça fans asked for the head of their coach at the start of the game with some unfortunate images surrounding and pounding the player’s car. In his day he gave his first European Cup to Barça.

Best Spanish Midfielders of All Time

Spanish football is known for having some of the best midfield maestros in football history. So join us as we take a closer look at the best Spanish Midfielders of all time:. Over the last two decades, Spanish football has become synonymous with possession-based fluid football that seamlessly transitions from defense to attack. The famous Tiki-Taka football that became prominent with Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona and the Spanish national team at the end of the 2000s, depends heavily on midfielders who are capable of both taking on defenders as well as deliver inch-perfect passes. This style of football has led to Spain having some of the best midfielders in the world in the last two or 3 decades, some of which we are taking a look at here.

Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: Player Ratings

Manchester United vs Liverpool, one can hardly name a bigger fixture in English football. Two most successful clubs in England locking horns, the rivalry between the two clubs is backed by the rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester, which was created during the Industrial Revolution. While United might have a slight...

1: 1 in Hartberg: Rapid loses points and Leo Greiml

Hartberg scores in the 97th minute, Leo Greiml threatens a long break – Rapidler suspects a cruciate ligament rupture. Cheers in green and white: Ercan Kara congratulates Taxi Fountas on the lead. For 96 minutes, Rapid looked like the deserved winner in Hartberg. But it should not be the first...

Schwartzman to face Sinner for Antwerp title

Diego Schwartzman will attempt for a third time, to win the European Cup in Antwerp having comfortably reached the final with a straight sets semi-final victory over American qualifier Jenson Brooksby. I kept my rhythm in the second set, which I think was the difference. I feel very comfortable here...

Pundit stunned by Nuno player decision ahead of Tottenham v West Ham

Noel Whelan has admitted he was stunned Tottenham left their top stars for the trip to Vitesse Arnhem ahead of Sunday’s clash with West Ham. Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker admitted he could “not get his head round” the decision when the Lilywhites need momentum. Spurs...

Gary Lineker: ‘Diego was a mixed-up mess, but what a lovely guy’

Gary Lineker never really thought he was much of a footballer until a fortnight in Spain changed everything. The way he tells his story, it happened both suddenly and in slow motion: 34 years on he sees himself watching the ball drop into the net, wondering what was going on. It was the last day of January 1987 and he had just scored his third against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, the first clásico hat-trick in 24 years. Eighteen days later, he got four against Spain at the Bernabéu. “And that,” he says, “is when it dawned on me that I was good at this.”

Brooksby continues to make inroads

Two 20-year-olds feature in the semi-finals of the European Cup being played in Antwerp this year and both have qualified for the NextGen Finals for the top 21-and-under players on the ATP Tour. I am proud of the progress I have made mentally, physically and all around, Jenson Brooksby. The...

Barcelona have still not won a match

Pass after pass. Players’ mutual chemistry, understanding and ability to make decisions in moments; The ability to understand in advance when a teammate is on the field — Barcelona has played and tried to play like this for ages. Over Barcelona the years, Pep Guardiola, Frank Rijkaard, Tito Vianova, Luis Enriquera have tried to play the same philosophy Barcelona that Johan Cruyff taught the team. And this type of game has brought one success after another to Barcelona. He is supposed to Barcelona be the dreamer of Barcelona in the post-Messi era. But Koman can be it?

World Cup for two consecutive years

FIFA is thinking of hosting the World Cup for two consecutive years. Meanwhile, the majority of FIFA member countries have agreed to the proposal. “UEFA and its national associations are very cautious and deeply concerned about the news of FIFA’s plans,” said Seferin. It also said that “FIFA will closely monitor the activities of UEFA and will know the whole thing.”