Month: September 2022

Thomas Muller asks Germany teammates to follow Real Madrid example

Spain have not exactly been pulling up trees during this Nations League, but looking ahead to the World Cup, neither has their chief competition in Group E, Germany. Die Mannschaft suffered a defeat at home to Hungary courtesy of an Adam Szalai goal, before drawing 3-3 with England at Wembley. Even that result involved the concession of a two-goal lead though. Speaking after the match, one of their veterans Thomas Muller asked his teammates to take a leaf out of …

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Bruno Genesio goes public with reason behind failed Samuel Umtiti-Rennes move

After four years in the wilderness at Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti finally made his way out of Catalonia and moved on loan to Lecce. The Blaugrana were keen to find him an exit this summer and there was interest from Stade Rennais in Ligue 1, but the deal fell through. Rennes manager Bruno Genesio is the same who gave Umtiti his debut at Lyon originally. Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, Genesio admitted that he wanted to reunite with the World Cup winner. …

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Gerard Pique linked with shock move to Barcelona rivals in January

Gerard Pique is not enjoying the most auspicious of starts to this season at Barcelona. So far the veteran has been reduced to a bit-part role under Xavi Hernandez, making just one start this season. Several hundred miles to the southwest, Diego Simeone has been scratching his head the continued defensive issues for his Atletico Madrid side. Last season they conceded more goals than ever before during his reign and up until now, they have kept just two clean sheets …

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Darwin Nunez pays tribute to injured Ronald Araujo

Ronald Araujo flew out to Finland on Tuesday where he will undergo surgery on a thigh injury that will likely keep him out of the 2022 World Cup. Meanwhile, his Uruguay team-mates were in friendly action against Canada in Bratislava but the defender was very much in the squad’s thoughts. Striker Darwin Nunez paid tribute to Araujo before game by holding up his shirt to fans before the game and then went on to help Uruguay win 2-0. Nicolas de …

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Chelsea considering pursuit of Sevilla Sporting Director Monchi

Most would have wagered that Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui would be leaving the club before Sporting Director Monchi, but that could be about to change. Diario AS have picked up on a report from Football.London which claims that Monchi is on Chelsea’s shortlist to fill the vacant Sporting Director role at Stamford Bridge. Their top targets were initially Michael Edwards of Liverpool fame and Christoph Freund of RB Salzburg, but neither have been tempted to work under Todd Boehly. Now …

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Luis Enrique drops surprise duo from Spain squad for Portugal test

Spain are taking on Portugal this evening in their final group fixture of this edition of the Nations League, but will be doing so without two key defenders. Ahead of the Portugal match, Luis Enrique was forced to choose two players to leave out of his squad and he has elected Cesar Azpilicueta and Eric Garcia as those unfortunate snubs, as per Mundo Deportivo. It comes as something of a surprise, as both were starting last summer in the Euros …

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Nico backed to succeed Busquets by Garcia Pimienta

There’s no doubt that Xavi and the folks at Barcelona are considerate of the future, as well as the day-to-day of the club. The present function of the club’s midfield features heavy usage of Sergio Busquets. However, in the future, that won’t be the case. Once Busquets eventually leaves the club, there will be questions about who will replace him as the leader of Barcelona’s defensive core. Former Barca player and youth team coach Francisco Garcia Pimienta commented on that …

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Del Barça que ganó en enero en Mallorca sólo repetirían dos jugadores sobre catorce

El FC Barcelona 2022-23 se parece poco al FC Barcelona 2021-22, pero hay partidos en que esa realidad se hace infinitamente más palmaria. Este sábado, 1 de octubre (21 horas), el equipo azulgrana jugará en Mallorca nueve meses después de su última visita y lo hará con un elenco de futbolistas que habrá cambiado prácticamente de manera íntegra: sólo dos de los catorce jugadores azulgrana que compitieron en Son Moix aquella noche del 2 de enero de 2022 apuntan a …

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El Dr. Ripoll explica cómo es la lesión de Araujo y la operación a que será sometido

FC BARCELONA Video Redacción 27/09/2022 16:13 CEST El prestigioso traumatólogo Pedro Luis Ripoll, de Sport Clinic, explica cómo han sido las lesiones de los futbolistas del Barça en este parón de selecciones, con especial atención a la sufrida por Ronald Araujo y en qué va a consistir su intervención quirúrgica. Mostrar comentarios {“allowComment”:”allowed”,”articleId”:”article-1001874307″,”url”:”https://www.mundodeportivo.com/futbol/fc-barcelona/20220927/1001874307/dr-ripoll-explica-como-lesion-araujo-operacion-sera-sometido.html”,”livefyre-url”:”article-1001874307″} Cargando siguiente contenido…

Rennes boss explains failed Samuel Umtiti transfer

Samuel Umtiti’s spell at Barcelona is over, at least for now. The French defender left the Camp Nou on a year-long loan to Lecce in Serie A. The deal took a bit longer than expected but eventually, everyone came to an agreement. The timing was in part due to a failed transfer to Rennes. The French club was closely linked with Umtiti during the summer and was close to a deal. However, seemingly, at the last second, the deal fell …

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