The Copa del Rey is back. After a first round full of emotions, in which the Alavés fell and a total of nine LaLiga SmartBank teams, the second promises to show again the magic of the humble fields and the illusion of small towns that aspire to overthrow the giants that form professional football. Some have already done it as the Escobedo or the Tamaraceite, but many others lived their first tie against a team of the same category. In fact all the rivals of the 13 survivors of Second eliminated a Second B and they went something unnoticed while the Athletic Antoniano I visited the Villamarín under the flood; the Andorra it brushed the machada in front of the Leganés until losing in the penalties; or the Calf He received an invitation to spend paid to the Reale Arena after suffering the offenses of a brilliant Royal Society. But the 13 hide a great story and live with enthusiasm what will be a historic opportunity for them.Nástic de Tarragona: rival of ZaragozaPopular gossip say that a drink is the best remedy for problems. In the case of Nautical There is no doubt. But it is not champagne, or cava or any other flavor with which they have been able to provide on Christmas dates, but King. The Tarragona team has lived a year to forget, in which it has been certified his descent from LaLiga SmartBank to Second Division B after four consecutive seasons in professional football and after arriving to dream that the return to First It was a real possibility. The worst thing is that it was not there: the club considered promotion as the clear objective for the season. Nothing is further from reality, the Nástic is 17th ranked, the Playoff seems utopian and there is a real risk of falling into the Third Abyss.And it is that the Nástic has had to undergo the deep changes that supposes a decrease of category. A total of 17 players last season did not continue at the Nou Estadi. One of them, Luis Suarez, in fact, is one of the revelation soccer players of the Second Division. But without regretting the losses, the club launched its project with Sergi Parès as sports director and Xavi Bartolo as new coach. The latter has already left his post because of the poor results and for not fulfilling the objective set out in his presentation: “Ascend”. It seems incredible to see a team that fought last season in the second category, but soccer always gives second chances. In this case, and with Real Zaragoza (they will meet Suárez again), they will fight to get into sixteenths.UCAM Murcia: Mirandés rivalWriting the name of UCAM Murcia can lead a neutral fan to equivocal. The basketball team adds year after year experiences in the Endesa League, while the soccer team has not yet managed to establish itself in the national elite. Only one season in the professional categories, when achieved promotion to Second Division in the 2015-15 campaign with José María Salmerón at the controls. However, it was an ephemeral joy, since in 2016-17 they descended to fall defeated by the Nástic de Tarragona on the last day In fact, it was an unexpected blow, with a second round in which he did not step on the abyss zone.However, UCAM can be satisfied in a context of enormous difficulties in Spanish football. The club was born 21 years ago and debuted in Autonomous Preferential. Subsequently, it was renamed Costa Cálida Beniaján Football Club, although he recovered the name by which he is currently known only one year later for sponsorship reasons. Nowadays, fight in Group IV of Second Division B, more for not descending than in the upper part. In Copa you will have in front of Mirandés, who already overcame the first round in trouble and seeks not to repeat experience before the entrance of the greats.CD Ebro: rival of the PonferradinaThey say that much of the magic of football is in the previous and the post-match with family and friends in the vicinity of the stadium. Clubs have also been born of football talks between drinks and food. Let them tell the Ebro Sports Club, named because it had its first headquarters in the Ebro Bar, in the city of Zaragoza. It was founded in 1942 and competed in the Amateur Championship, with no Federation yet. However, the club structures were not too solid and in 1949 he stopped participating. Years later, in 1961, he was reborn Thanks to the work of some enthusiastic fans and they have already started fighting in the regional categories of Aragonese football.It wasn’t until thirty years later, in the 1990-91 campaign, when he first played a season in Third division. Since then, meteoric progression through Second B and aspiring to premiere in professional football sooner rather than later. The new Copa del Rey is one more step to feel it, although it does not catch the Ebro again. Last year, the Valencia he appealed to the Aragonese team in the round of 16 after winning 1-2 at La Romareda and winning 1-0 at Mestalla. For now, they do not cross, since Celades are exempt by the Super Cup. If the Ebro wants revenge, he will first have to eliminate the Ponferradina.Rayo Majadahonda: rival of Tenerife2019 was a different year at least for Rayo Majadahonda. The majariego team said goodbye to their second division dream and returned to the bronze category where he now rubs shoulders with the best. You could even say that it has been a black year, although the mere fact of having tried professional football for the first time is more than enough reason to smile, regardless of the result of the season. It’s more, in the Hill it is considered an entire feat, since only six campaigns endorsed the entity in Second B. Now, the goal is clear: come back as soon as possible.This season, again, Rayo Majadahonda lives far from the media. A paradox, since until now I was playing in the local Wanda Metropolitano, for the reforms to which the Cerro del Espino had to be subjected. And even more paradox, being at the edge of the abyss during one day after another, but without falling until it did on day 38. And even more because stars like Lucas, Theo or Marcos Llorente by his quarry.Now, you will see the faces with Tenerife in the new Cup, curiously one of the sets with which the permanence was fought until the last day. In the Canary Islands, some followers claim to waste the KO tournament to tie the permanence. There is no doubt that the players will not throw the competition, although they will have a hard bone in the south of Madrid.Yeclano: Elche’s rivalThe Yeclano has stormed into Second Division B and threatens Elche with continuing the curse of LaLiga SmartBank clubs in the KO tournament. But his story was not always so comfortable. In fact, he achieved promotion thanks, in part, to a miracle of those who explain that football is much more than eleven players kicking a ball. The UCAM Murcia B got in the way of the team trained by Sandroni on the last day of the regular phase of the Third Division. At the same time and a few kilometers away, Lorca Deportiva visited the Muleño countryside. They were two points apart in the standings and the golaveraje was favorable to the Yecla team.At stake, there were much more than three points: one of the two teams would be first and, therefore, would have a double decisive opportunity in the Playoff, in addition to certifying its classification for the new format of the Copa del Rey. And he decided on the horn. It was the 92nd minute of encounter, when UCAM Murcia B won 2-1 and relegated Yeclano to second place. It was the moment of Miguel Serna, his goalkeeper, who threw himself to the auction. There was no other left, theirs needed the tie and eleven to the auction are always more than ten. Said and done, connected a great volley to the squad, which aroused the ecstasy of all present there and worked the miracle. In an interview in AS, he explained what it had meant for him: “Taking away the birth of my son, it is without a doubt the happiest moment of my life.”Later, the Yeclano swept the Escobedo (Cantabrian team that executed Málaga in the first round) and ascended to Second Division B. It was not the first time, but as if it were. The whole town took to the streets, even more than after Serna’s goal. Now he plays the Copa del Rey, without neglecting the level shown so far this season in the national domestic championship. The new KO tournament was created with the intention that the little ones could rub shoulders with the bigger ones and see deeds and goals on the bell. Elche has the lesson learned and will stoically close his goal in the final minutes. You know, miracles only come to the one who doesn’t stop believing.Badajoz: rival of Las PalmasBadajoz will meet again twenty years later with the UD Las Palmas. In the 1999-00 season, both faced in the first round of Copa del Rey, with a Canarian victory by two goals to one to double match. Now he will have only one chance to overthrow his demanding rival, firm in the fourth position of Group IV of Second Division B, just six points from Cartagena. It will not be easy, of course, since the Extremadura club has been the sixth team that has achieved the most points in the first three categories of national football in the calendar year, only behind Barcelona, Atlético Baleares, UD Logroñés, Atlético de Madrid B and Osasuna.But Las Palmas will have to fight for much more than a brilliant sports year. The The club’s first roots date from August 1905 with the founding of the Sporting Club del Liceo, although it was not until 1941 when he adopted the current denomination: Club Deportivo Badajoz. Yes, in 2012 it disappeared and was subsequently refounded. However, the bases are maintained and in the minds of its protagonists it is always present to honor the home club. To do this they respond on the lawn, with numbers at the level of when the promotion to the Second Division was achieved in the 1991-92 season.Meanwhile, Badajoz remains faithful to a social and support policy for all its fans. Mehdi Nafti, his technician, impacted with a controversial message for all those who do not give oxygen to his staff: “Whoever touches my players, I tear off his head. People in the city lack humility. Both my players and I know that really when things are going well we are not so many in the mud. What remains are the faithful followers“Precisely that sector of the fans is the one that supports without quarter to his team and enjoys the numerous activities organized from the entity. On Sunday, January 5, they were able to watch the game against Yeclano on a giant screen, enjoying a Roscón de Reyes.Cultural Leonesa: rival of HuescaAll León took to the streets to celebrate the rise of his Leonesa Cultural in the 2016-17 season. However, the team could not take the opportunity and returned to Second Division B at the first exchange. Maybe fate was cruel, since they were left tied to points with Almeria and only one of Albacete. The permanence was a matter of goals and fell on the opposite side. The return to the bronze category, inevitable, now dictates the reality of a team that wants to return as soon as possible and who is putting everything on the field to achieve it. At present, the ‘Cultu’ is ranked second in Group II just three points from the Logroñés UD. To the Kingdom of León, with capacity for 13,451, the Huesca will travel, with the mind set to continue taking firm steps towards the ascent and, why not, do great things in the KO tournament. To do this, you must combat the illusion of the little one who live the Cup as a Christmas gift and whose participation is not stable year yes and year also. Perhaps the Cultural Leonesa is not the best example of this. With 96 years of history, it has been part of dozens and dozens of King’s Cups, although it has never reached the top. With the new format, the stadium as a fortress and the great moment of form can be a new opportunity to do so.Cartagena: Girona’s rivalGirona faces in the second round one of the colossi of Second Division B: Cartagena. So far, the Murcia team has imposed its law with an iron fist in Group IV to the point of becoming, at the end of October, the second team that received the least goals from the first three categories of the five European major leagues. Now, small defensive sloppings have worsened the aforementioned statistic, but the gear on which the equipment is supported operates at high gears. Of course, Christmas celebrations have not brought gifts, but, rather, an important setback.The remembered goalkeeper Gustavo Munúa was in charge of directing the harmonic football of Cartagena, but a succulent offer of Montevideo National, from the coach’s native country, has made him leave the ship in the last weeks of 2019. “It’s the team of my life, it’s my family“he acknowledged in his farewell. However, he blindly trusts that the players he has directed until then will respond to expectations:”In the dressing room there is an incredible human group and I have no doubt that this template will specify the promotion“Against the clock, the directive has already succeeded in signing its substitute. Borja Jiménez, 34, managed ascend to Mirandés to Second and has directed the Asteras Tripoli of the Greek League. Enough to take on a major challenge: return the elite to Cartagena.The club was founded in 1995 by Florentino Manzano and Carlos Conesa with the name of Cartagonova FC after the withdrawal by debts of Cartagena FC. However, it is not a re-foundation, since its ‘predecessor’ did not disappear and maintains its bases for a hypothetical future. Well, despite its short history, it has already tried several seasons in the Second Division adventure and has an important poster in the national football scene. Similarly, in order to help allocate funds to recover damage from floods, Barcelona visited the Carthaginian stadium to play a friendly last November. Difficult to do more in less, Girona again collides with a cheating duel. This Cartagena is very serious.Recreativo de Huelva: rival of FuenlabradaThe Dean of Spanish Soccer. Last Wednesday, December 18, Recreativo de Huelva celebrated nothing more and nothing less than 130 years of history. Back in 1889 the first club in the history of our borders was founded, something that will always accompany the entity. “We may not be the best or the ones with the most titles, but we have something that has none: we are the first“, ‘showed off’ Manolo Zambrano, current president, in commemorative events. Along the same lines, the official Twitter account of the club: “Pioneer, humble, historical, unique, British, blue and white“.Precisely, as part of the cult that has surrendered to its history in recent weeks, Recre has published the history of its founders. One of them, William Alexander Mackay, was a Scottish doctor who organized the first matches in the city. Later, he would become the president who has been most in office: from 1896 to 1924. Three years later he died in Scotland, the result of an illness, but not before saying goodbye to the mayor of Huelva and defining himself as “the most enthusiastic adopted son of Glorious Onuba“.But Recre is much more than a story worth telling. On the sports plane, the team does not live its best years. At present, the Huelva team occupies the equator of the table in Group IV of Second Division B. The ascent is far, but from the club is not ruled out. In fact, it is the great objective set for the near future. Since the 2014-15 season, the Dean does not step on professional football, in which he has lived most of years since his birth.UD Ibiza-Eivissa: rival of AlbaceteIbiza is a modest with real aspirations to settle in professional football. It comes from below, but its rise has been thanks, in part, to a strong economic injection. Moreover, the team was founded in 2015 by a business group, of which Amadeo Salvo was a part, and has had recognized worldwide names in its ranks. Now, is trained by Pablo Alfaro, after the stay of the exguardameta was not fruitful Andrés Palop on the island. A project that is slowly paying off and that this same campaign could fight for the promotion to LaLiga SmartBank. For the moment, the Ibiza team occupies the third position of the table in Group I of Second Division B.His qualification for the second round was somewhat more stormy than that of the rest of the members. After a heavy storm in Pasarón, the duel between Ibiza and Pontevedra had to be postponed until January 8. In the resumption, the visitors imposed their football and achieved the classification towards the crossing with Albacete, decided beforehand. Ramis will fight on the grass, for example, with Gianluca Simeone, son of the coach of Atlético de Madrid. They will not face Borriello, illustrious in the Balearic Islands, which closed its Can Misses box office last JanuaryUD Logroñés: rival of CádizThe Unión Deportiva Logroñes lived an unforgettable year 2019 and wants to start 2020 along the same road overthrowing Cádiz. If you do, of course, you will approach what have been 365 successful days, not only in sports. The team has broken the record points in a calendar year in Second Division B, with 84; He has been runner-up in the group; he reached the semifinals of Playoff; he is already a winter champion; and land was bought for his sports city. Of course, a journey in which local radios have shouted again and again that of “goooooooooool in Las Gaunas“The objective is that this transcends national media and, for this, it is necessary to promote professional football. He is on the right track, no doubt.It’s been two decades since Logroño has no representation in one of the first two categories of the national football landscape. At that time, the Logroñés Sports Club, now out of combat, fought with the best as a historical king of sport in Spain. After its multitude of problems, several clubs in the city sought to progress towards the elite, until now without success. Among all of them, the best positioned is and will remain for the moment the Logroñés Sports Union. Continuing to advance in the Cup does not give promotions, but the name of the town passes throughout the country. Do youIt will be 2020 your year? 📢 Today starts selling tickets for the #Copa del Rey! 📍Lock 1 of Las Gaunas⌚️ From Wednesday to Saturday: from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Do not miss the great game, you can only see it live and live! pic.twitter.com/9ePE5nK9QE– UD Logroñés (@UDLogrones) January 8, 2020Unionists: Deportivo’s rivalUnionistas is one of the great stories left by the second round of the Copa del Rey. And it is that its history, undoubtedly, is linked to that of the late Salamanca Sports Union. In the city, the rivalry with Salamanca CF UDS has not stopped since the creation of both and have reached the point of not having any institutional relationship. Beyond their conflicts, both try to stay out and try to pay tribute to the historic charro club, each in their own way. Unionists, through their statutes, do so: “Eternal loyalty to the UDS club, and does not try, nor ever will, to supplant or impersonate him, nor does he consider himself a representative, nor heir of said club. Unfortunately, Unión Deportiva Salamanca there was only one“.Founded in 2013, The club is governed by the criteria of popular football and has an almost unpublished organization chart in Spanish football. Last season he had nothing more and nothing less than 2,653 owners, paying their respective fee and having the opportunity to participate actively in decision making. However, there is a directive composed of ten members (chosen by the club members), which is based on a Working Group of 53 members. On the Unionists website, it is clarified that all these leaders work altruistically and do not receive any kind of remuneration for their work.Of course, a story and fundamentals far from the economic and business principle that governs football today. When it comes to sports, not everything works harmoniously. December has been a dream month, with the victory against Atlético Baleares in the first round of the Copa del Rey and the sum of ten points out of twelve possible in Second Division B. The year began in the worst possible way, being colista of his group during most of the season, but, little by little, it goes afloat. Perhaps thanks to his unconditional hobby, which leaves an encouraging video every time Unionists play in lAce Helm Tracks, regardless of the result. The Depor, also in low hours, has reason to worry.Barakaldo: Rayo Vallecano’s rivalUnfortunately, The history of football clubs does not always stay on the pitch. The Barakaldo is currently suffering a deep economic crisis due to a debt of more than one million euros with Social Security. This situation has led the entity to enter creditors contest, in order to avoid its disappearance. With more than 100 years behind it, the Biscay club faces its most complicated game, but not only will it have eleven players to win it but also thousands and thousands of throats spread throughout Spain. Leaving the accounts aside, the Cup is always a reason to smile.Barakaldo will face Rayo Vallecano in the second round, club with which it maintains a great relationship. At least, that seems after the declaration of intentions of the one who will be a local at the butcher crossing. The Federation of Peñas of the Madrid team published on its Twitter account different offers to move to Vizcaya to follow the game and the official profile of the club praised them: “We take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday and tell you that we will be delighted to receive such an exemplary, hardworking and humble hobby. Barakaldo and Vallecas have many similarities and their people are very similar. You will be more than welcome. “On the grass, friendship will be set aside because the prize can only be for one: the qualification for the 16th of Copa del Rey.
Jan 9, 19LeganésCup Jun 10, 19SwedenClas. Eurocup Nov 6, 19GalatasarayChampionsPanenka Sep 1, 18LeganésLeague DateRivalCompetition Jan 12, 20AthleticS. SpainTanda Nov 9, 19EibarLeague #OJOALDATO – Sergio Ramos has scored the last 18 penalties he has thrown.– MisterChip (Alexis) (@ 2010MisterChip) January 12, 2020In that same meeting he took it out in the added time materializing another to start his current streak, covering 13 white throws and another five with The Red. Two of the 18 goals, one with each shirt, went in a penalty shootout (against Russia in the round of 16 and Sunday against Atlético). Aug 26, 18GironaLeaguePanenka Sergio Ramos it was erected after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in the executor of reference penalties and since then he has kept unpolished records. With the one that marked Oblak in the Super Cup round, the captain of Real Madrid and the National Team has scored without fail the last 18 maximum punishments he has thrown, according to data from Mr. Chip. Feb 9, 19AthleticLeague 23-Mar.-19NorwayClas. EurocupPanenka 3-Nov.-18ValladolidLeaguePanenka Sep 5, 19RomaniaClas. Eurocup The last 18 Ramos penalties Jan 24, 19GironaCupPanenka 11-Nov.-18CelticLeaguePanenka Nov 15-18CroatiaNations League The one with Camas add 20 months without fail from eleven meters. The last penalty he threw and did not transform dates from May 9, 2018 (shortly before the Portuguese left), when he crashed into the crossbar a pitch against Sevilla at Sánchez Pizjuán. Cristiano didn’t play that league game 20 months ago. Oct 30, 19LeganésLeague May 9, 18SevilleLeague Jul 1, 18RussiaworldTanda Aug 15, 18AthleticS. Europe Source: Transfermarkt and own elaboration.Jan Oblak is, with three goals conceded, the main victim of the current run of Ramos. A Cuéllar (Leganés) has also scored three in his career. Six of the current series executed them at Panenka.
The excitement of European nights returns with The first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League and Atlético-Liverpool as a stellar match. The current champion returns this Tuesday to the Wanda Metropolitano (21:00, Movistar Champions League) to measure their forces with the rojiblanco set. Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain (Movistar Champions League 1) will also meet at the same time.Wednesday will be the turn for Atalanta-Valencia (Movistar Champions League) and Tottenham-RB Leipzig (Movistar Champions League 1), both at 21:00.This will also be the week when the Europa League with the round of 16. On Thursday, all outbound meetings through Movistar Champions League with special attention to the three Spanish teams: Cluj-Sevilla (18:55, Mov. Champions League) Getafe-Ajax (18:55, Mov. Champions League 1) and Wolves-Espanyol (21:00, GOL).further the thrill of the Euroleague continues With several outstanding matches. On Thursday, Fenerbahce-Real Madrid (18:45) and Baskonia-Zalgiris (21:00). On Friday, turn for Panathinaikos-Barcelona (20:30) and Valencia B.-Maccabi (21:00). DAZN will offer all matches.Monday’s sports agendaTennisWTA Dubai TournamentFirst round (11:00, DAZN)Rio de Janeiro tournamentFirst round (20:30, Movistar Sports)FootballA seriesAC Milan-Torino (20:45, Movistar Champions League)Premier LeagueChelsea-Manchester United (21:00, DAZN)Tuesday’s sports agendaTennisWTA Dubai TournamentFirst and second round (11:00, DAZN)Marseille tournamentFirst and second round (15:25, Teledeporte)Rio de Janeiro tournamentFirst and second round (20:30, Movistar Sports)FootballChampions LeagueRound of 16 (Outbound)Atlético de Madrid-Liverpool (21:00, Movistar Champions League)Borussia Dortmund-Paris Saint Germain (21:00, Movistar Champions League 1)Wednesday’s sports agendaTennisWTA Dubai TournamentSecond round (11:00, DAZN)Marseille tournamentSecond round (15:25 and 19:00, Teledeporte)Rio de Janeiro tournamentSecond round (20:30, Movistar Sports)CyclingTour of AndalusiaStage 1 (15:00, Eurosport 2 and DAZN)Tour of the AlgarveStage 1 (16:45, Eurosport 2 and DAZN)FootballFirst IberdrolaDeportivo Abanca-Real Sociedad Femenino (19:00, #Vamos)Premier LeagueManchester City-West Ham (20:30, DAZN)Champions LeagueRound of 16 (Outbound)Atalanta-Valencia (21:00, Movistar Champions League)Tottenham-RB Leipzig (21:00, Movistar Champions League 1)LaBiga SmartBankMirandés-Real Zaragoza (21:00, Movistar LaLiga 1 and GOL)Indoor footballLNFSMovistar Inter-Industrias Santa Coloma (19:00, GOL) Thursday’s sports agendaTennisWTA Dubai TournamentQuarterfinals (11:00, DAZN)Rio de Janeiro tournamentSecond round (20:30, Movistar Sports)CyclingTour of AndalusiaStage 2 (15:00, Eurosport 2 and DAZN)Tour of the AlgarveStage 2 (16:45, Eurosport 2 and DAZN)BasketballEuroleagueBC Zenit-ALBA Berlin (18:00, DAZN)Olympiacos-ASVEL Lyon (18:15, DAZN)Fenerbahce-Real Madrid (18:45, DAZN)Olimpia Milano-Khimki (20:45, DAZN)Baskonia-Zalgiris (21:00, DAZN)FootballEuropa LeagueSporting CP-Istanbul (18:55, Movistar Champions League)Getafe-Ajax (18:55, Movistar Champions League 1 and 2)Copenhagen-Celtic (18:55, Movistar Champions League 2 and 7)Cluj-Sevilla (18:55, Movistar Champions League)Bruges-Manchester United (18:55, Movistar Champions League 2 and 3)Ludogorets-Inter (18:55, Movistar Champions League 2 and 4)E. Frankfurt-RB Salzburg (18:55, Movistar Champions League 2 and 6)Shakhtar D.-Benfica (18:55, Movistar Champions League 2 and 8)Wolves-Espanyol (21:00, GOL)B. Leverkusen-Porto (21:00, Movistar Champions League 1 and 2) APOEL-Basel (21:00, Movistar Champions League 2 and 7)Olympiacos-Arsenal (21:00, Movistar Champions League)AZ Alkmaar-L. Linz (21:00, Movistar Champions League 2 and 8)Wolfsburg-Malmo (21:00, Movistar Champions League 2 and 4)Roma-Gent (21:00, Movistar Champions League 2 and 3)Rangers-Braga (21:00, Movistar Champions League 2 and 6)Friday sports agendaBasketballNBAMiami Heat-Atlanta Hawks (01:30, Movistar Sports)TennisWTA Dubai TournamentSemifinal 1 (11:00, DAZN)Semifinal 2 (16:00, DAZN)Rio de Janeiro tournamentQuarterfinals (19:00, Movistar Sports)CyclingTour of AndalusiaStage 3 (15:00, Eurosport 2 and DAZN)Tour of the AlgarveStage 3 (16:45, Eurosport 2 and DAZN)BasketballEuroleagueCrvena Zvezda-CSKA Moscow (19:00, DAZN)FC Bayern-Efes (20:30, DAZN)Panathinaikos-Barcelona (20:30, DAZN)Valencia B.-Maccabi (21:00, DAZN)HandballASOBAL LeagueBM Granollers-L. Cantabria Sinfín (19:00, GOL)FootballBundesligaBayern M.-Paderborn (20:30, #Vamos)A seriesBrescia-Naples (20:45, Movistar Champions League)ChampionshipDerby County-Fulham (20:45, DAZN)LaLiga SantanderReal Betis-Mallorca (21:00, Movistar LaLiga)LaBiga SmartBankSporting de Gijón-Cádiz (21:00, Movistar LaLiga and GOL)
The coronavirus pandemic not yet see a light at the end of the tunnel and time is ticking against resumption from local championships and also from European competitions. Somehow, enter the end of may and the month of June, not having to play matches during July, would mean for Sevilla a extra advantage. Something like a player number 12, or 13 if you take into account the public of Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. The intense heat that the capital of Andalusia will begin to suffer in a few weeks aims to become a great ally of the Nervión club, especially in the Europa League.The most rivals from other countries they would be very less acclimatized to the temperatures that it usually does in the city with the temperature record in Spain and one of the most in the whole continent: Two years ago, in July, the historical record was reached in Seville since reliable measurements have been made on the peninsula, with no less than 47.3 degrees in the shade. LaLiga Santander * Data updated as of March 25, 2020 It is true that the first European rival that the Nervous people meet will be Rome, in whose city the temperature is similar, although some degrees milder, to that of Seville. But if he passes eighth, history plays in favor of the red and white club: every time he has reached the quarters, he has ended up lifting the title. Certainly the weather circumstances, given that these rounds are already being played in late April and May, have played in their favor. In June and even July, and more against rivals from northern latitudes, the heat of the Guadalquivir Valley would increase its importance even more.“In these circumstances, acclimatization must be taken into account, in order to accustom the body to adapt to compete”, Doctor González wrote in the newspaper As. It goes without saying that Sevilla will be fully acclimatized, which will work in their favor in most cases.Heat can also help you in LaLiga. ANDl Sevilla must play six of the 11 remaining games in their own stadium, the derby against Betis as soon as the championship resumes. It is obvious that in this case the temperature would not mean any advantage. But the Nervionenses will also receive Barcelona, Valladolid, Eibar, Valencia and Mallorca. Before pucelanos and Eibarreses, the heat would play again with the local team.
-Is ERTE necessary for workers?-The situation is complex. It is time to take action. We spoke with professional athletes to reduce players’ wages, but we have also taken action with employees. Affects everyone. With professional players there has been an agreement.-But then if the players submit, why is the ERTE done?-This situation affects everyone. Not only in Can Barça, throughout society. The goal is to get out of this crisis and return to normal. The employees also want to help the club, they want it and it is from Barça. The important thing is that Barça continues, that it will continue. And that it has viability, that it does. In this ERTE that we are doing, the players and the club will supplement with their salaries so that the employees can collect the full salary for the duration of the ERTE.-The Works Council says that it has not received any communication. Will ERTE be done?-Òscar Grau, our CEO, has been talking for days with the Company Committee. The ERTE will be done. Not just because the club wants it, the employees want it too. Everyone wants to collaborate so that Barça has savings. Since March 14, Barça has no income. We have a mattress but we need to take action.-Well, put numbers on it. The Company Committee does not understand that with the saving of the chips of professional athletes there is not enough to avoid ERTE.The saving is 16 million euros and that represents 5.75% per year of the players. And the 16 million euros is not enough to avoid ERTE. We have to think that Barça has nothing since day 14. We do not have the Museum open, television rights, hospitality, tickets … They are not losses. We stopped depositing a lot of money. It is not convenient to give figures, but with these measures that we take with professional athletes and workers, we mitigate losses. Hopefully this will last 60 days at most. They are not desperate measures. What Barça is doing is what the big clubs in Europe are doing. Bayern, Lyon, Juventus.-Messi criticized them for putting them under the magnifying glass.-The players never refused to pay their wages. In any moment. On March 20, there was a meeting in which they admitted.-Why did they say that ERTE would be done yes or yes?-With current alert status regulations, clubs can do an ERTE. It could be done without the agreement of the players. But it is not easy for a group of players who cannot see each other, to reach an agreement. They have to have talks and it has lasted ten days. What was important was an agreement. I am not aware that there were players in disagreement, but they had to talk to their teammates. They have been talking. These days there have been many nerves in society and there have been people from inside and outside the club, who did not have the information and have given too much opinion.-Who has spoken too much?-There are always people. And it has happened. People from inside the club and from outside the club who have spoken from outside without having all the information. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 31, 2020 – it is difficult to think that they put obstacles to collaborate. And it has been possible to transmit that they were insensitive. And that is what is inferred from Messi’s statement.-From my point of view, his vision was open. Both football and the other sections. Everyone has been predisposed to help in the face of this long-term lack of income, although I do not expect it.Do you think it has been managed well from within the club?Everyone knows what he has done, what he has said, what he has hinted at. What I am saying is that the conferences with the captains have been carried out with the greatest predisposition. It has been exemplary how they have behaved. And this extra two percent that the players have put in, is of a generosity that makes us happy. I am proud of everyone.-What about most basketball players?-There are players who have not said yes. They’re very few. I don’t know the number. I am convinced that everyone will end up saying yes. But the club will do it without your permission. I am convinced that little by little they will say yes.-Mirotic has been proactive.-I’m not saying five. Responsive players are missing. With everyone there have been meetings with the captains to explain. The club could do the ERTE without asking, but Barça is a benchmark. And it was important to do it in a negotiated way.– In June it would have entered bankruptcy?-We would not go bankrupt. But if nothing had been restored until June, then there would have been losses. The club should have 1,050 million. Until February we had a higher rate than we had anticipated. It was the highest rate in history. Now it has stopped. If we do not restore normality, obviously there will be losses. And so we are making the reductions.-Are relations touched?-No. I have a fluid and constant relationship with the captains. Not just to talk about that agreement. I am on committees of UEFA, FIFA and we have discussed new scenarios, new competition models, dates. We talk often because it is important to know what will happen next, when we will go on vacation. There are many unknowns because the scenarios are unpredictable. This may make some things change for us.-What are you thinking?-The club will have to rethink it. Competition, organization. It is a responsibility to study it and see when the pandemic comes down, how we– What competition is there to rethink?-We are watching the Club World Cup with 24 teams, we have to rethink the Champions since 2024. We have to finish the LaLiga out of respect for everyone. How it could affect it at the level of income and fans. There are unknowns to be solved.-LaLiga says that you have to finish the competition anyway. The Barca?Barça agrees to finish LaLiga, the Champions League and the Europa League. We will see how we will do it. But having agreed to change the Euro Cup and the Copa América makes the schedules easier. But Barça wants to do it open door. If you have to extend the competition by two or three weeks for people to be in the stadium, that’s what we want.-What are you doing with the Generalitat?We are in talks. At the moment, some team is using the facilities. The mobile team that carries players when players are injured is in Sant Pau.-Are you helping older partners in this coronavirus crisis?-Yes. We speak to everyone who has questions about the pandemic. A person always gives you solutions and accompanies you.-What news do you have of the audit for the I3 Ventures case?-It is not the same to work in an office as from home but once it is finished, we will talk for sure. The president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, spoke into the microphones of Catalunya Ràdio this Tuesday to explain details about the agreement he reached with the footballers and to analyze the economic situation of the Barca.
“I have room to exercise and over the years I have been buying sports equipment and gym machines. Also, here I have a 50 meter straight of synthetic grass and wonderful slopes to run on “, explained the referee.Regarding the date of the possible return to the competition, Martínez Munuera assured that the absolute priority must be “the health of everyone”.“Unfortunately this has had to happen for us to realize that neither the economy nor sport is the most important thing in the world. I would like to come back when normal life can be done, I don’t know when it will be“argued Martínez Munuera, who predicted a future scenario” in which we will all be very cautious and suspicious. “Martínez Munuera confessed the impact caused by seeing the beaches of Benidorm and its surroundings, usually full of tourists on these dates, “completely empty” and revealed that he fills up his free time after training “doing a little bit of everything”.“If the news is bad, it takes away from you. If you are a little better I encourage you to watch games and review the rules “, pointed out the Spanish referee, who added that he also usually checks “the hard drive” of the games he has led in the First Division.In this sense, Martínez Munuera said that the match review allows him “to maintain agility and then apply it to the VAR.” “Throwing back and forth, stopping, looking at the camera that gives you the best vision. Those things then help,” he explained. The Spanish referee of the First Division and Local Police on leave, Juan Martinez Munuera, affirmed to Efe that offered to return to his job at Finestrat to help control the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, although his superiors ruled out his reinstatement for family reasons.The Alicante college is confined to his residence in Finestrat, a town located a few kilometers from Benidorm, where also He has had a position in the Local Police for more than three decades. “Police and referee are not my jobs, they are my two passions. When the pandemic broke out, I offered to go back to my superiors, but it was not necessary. Our staff has not been diminished by the disease, but they know that they have me at their disposal at any time, “he explained.The Alicante referee indicated that his superiors also took into account not to accept his incorporation his current family situation, since his wife is only two months away from giving birth. “I have been a police officer since I was 19 years old and I did it precisely to help in situations like the one we are experiencing now,” he added.Martínez Munuera claimed to be living in confinement “as you can within the complexity”, although he admitted that his circumstances are different from those of other profession colleagues when living in a country house with a lot of land.
Emili Rousaud, still vice-president of Barcelona, continues to increase the level of his statements against the president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu. In an interview with RAC1 the manager who aspired to be the continuation candidate in the next elections he blatantly distanced himself from the thesis of the president and publicly defended an electoral advance.“Very difficult times are coming economically, not for Barça, but for all companies and a board in its last year is not the best one to face these challenges. And less a meeting in full crisis with a part of the board, with the players facing it and with a scarf every day that is played in the stadium. The most prudent thing would be to advance the elections, but for the record, I say it as a personal opinion ”, he claimed. At the moment, neither he nor Enrique Tombas nor Silvio Elias nor Josep Pont have decided to resign despite the fact that the president has told them that they do not have his trust and that he will withdraw their powers to leave them in simple vowels. On this fact, Rousaud said that “If I end up resigning, which I will possibly end up doing, I would like to do it in a face-to-face board meeting and I would say it to my colleagues.”
LaLiga explains, in a statement, that will increase its contribution to the CSD by 1.5%, which is 25 million, to promote federated, Olympic and Paralympic sports. That means which will contribute 51 million a year. It will also increase the figure received by the Spanish Football Federation by 1%. This translates into 17 million more a year, plus six additional for the commercialization of the Copa del Rey. So, the amount that the Federation will receive annually will reach 58.7 million a year. Finally, LaLiga will contribute with 3.3 million per year over the next three seasons for a non-professional player aid fund. In total, this year, LaLiga will contribute 113 million for federations and non-professional football.The end of the LeagueLaLiga will become the mana for all Spanish sports. Thebes is the one who gave the most in the ‘Pact of Viana’, and he did it to reduce conflict in football and to guarantee the support of the Government and the collaboration of the RFEF to finish the League championship. In exchange for increasing financial support, Thebes guarantees support to close the season and avoid losses of 500 million in case the eleven days of League that are pending could not be disputed. Still, the impact of completing the course behind closed doors will mean losses of about two hundred million for professional clubs.With these contributions that the Council of Ministers approved this Tuesday by modifying the decree that regulates the distribution of television rights, LaLiga will become the main sponsor of the Spanish Olympic federations, ahead of what the Government itself contributes through the CSD (50 million a year).The agreement, according to the LaLiga note, “seeks to help the sport not only in these moments of crisis caused by COVID-19, but forever. It is a structural measure, not limited in time, that strengthens the commitment of professional football clubs and LaLiga to Spanish sport “ The Minister council today approved the creation of a foundation to support the sport in a “context of paralysis” and “lack of income” that will be endowed with part of the income from audiovisual rights of the Professional Soccer League. This will increase its contribution to non-professional football and the rest of federations by 200 million euros in the next four years.The scope of the pact has interested the Royal House, so much so that the minister of the sector, Rodríguez Uribes, will inform the King after the Council in Moncloa, CSD sources familiar with the agreements confirmed to AS.The minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, explained that the measure is intended “give stability to the federations and to the Olympic and Paralympic sport” a year before the celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. The new foundation is attached to the State Administration through the Higher Sports Council and the Spanish Football Federation, LaLiga and representatives of the other federations, as well as official and unofficial competitions, will participate in it. The foundation will manage the audiovisual rights of all national federations, as long as they want to transfer them and not manage them by themselves, except for soccer.