Benzema sets the trend

first_imgLaLiga is missing a goal. So far in the championship 685 goals have been scored, which supposes an average of 2.54. If this trend continues When the championship ends, the 964 will be around. A lower figure than the previous season (983) and the last ten. One of the reasons is in the scoring baggage of the First Division strikers, whose contribution corresponds less and less to the total number of goals scored.Although Benzema was labeled a low-scoring forward, lack of goal is a common symptom in recent seasons in the tips. Although, this lack seems to have diminished in Karim Benzema, who has become the second top scorer in the competition in the last two campaigns LaLiga forwards have gone from scoring from 60.98% of goals in 15-16 (636 of 1,118 scored) to 54% currentl. They go 370 out of 685, but the relationship points to around 520 LaLiga ‘9’ targets, the lowest number in the last decade.Goals for demarcation 2019-2020370 (54%)224 (32.7%)79 (11.53%) Belgium2.82 2015-2016636 (60.98%)289 (27.71%)89 (8.53%) The loss of goal is notable in the First Division. Statistics point to the fact that for the second consecutive year the thousand goals were not reached in the 380 games. Last season he stayed at 964. Although this drop in goals already came from 17-18, it went to 1,024 tanos from 1,118 from 16-17. Of the 10 best leagues according to the UEFA ranking, Spain is the seventh with the best scoring average per match (2.54). They are surpassed by Germany (3.25), the Netherlands (3.08), Italy (2.91), Belgium (2.82), England (2.72) and Ukraine (2.61).Average goal per game in the top ten leagues 2018-2019549 (55.85%)283 (28.79%)123 (12.51%) Italy2.91 England2.72 ForwardsMidfieldersDefenses France2.52 SuspendersGoals per game 2017-2018592 (57.81%)298 (29.10%)104 (10.15%) * Own goals are not taken into account. 2016-2017562 (50.27%)400 (35.78%)134 (11.99%) Germany3.25 Messi, despite being the LaLiga top scorer, has lowered his scoring average this season. He would have to make a great final stretch of the championship to go from the current 19 goals to the 36 or 34 achieved in the last two seasons. Aspas, Spain’s top scorer, has also lowered his performance in front of goal. He has 9 for the 20 and 22 achieved in the past league editions. Ukraine2.61 Spain2.54 Holland3.08 Portugal2.42 Russia2.38last_img read more

Ibrahimovic faces a new challenge: to be a coach

first_imgAccording to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Ibrahimovic is determined to take on another challenge and end his career next summer.. His intention is not to say goodbye to the world of football but quite the opposite and say goodbye. Ibrahimovic, close to turning 39 years old, has decided that it is time to start directing. The coronavirus pandemic does not allow us to know when the Italian league will restart and Ibrahimovic does not want to wait much beyond June 30, which is when his relationship with Milan ends, to hang up his boots. Despite the numerous offers that the Swedish attacker has to continue playing football for another year, lthe last of the Monza from his old friends Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.In Italy they already assure that depending on how long the stoppage of the Series A by the coronavirus lasts, andhe Swede could have already played his last professional game (defeat by 1-2 against Génoa although with a goal). ANDCOVID-19 would force the Swedish crack to a bitter farewell. Zlatan Ibrahimovic it’s always news. The Swede, who returned last January to the ranks of the Milan after two years in MLS, he knows at 38 springs His best time is over. The striker, after playing in his native country Sweden, Holland, Italy, Spain, France, England and the United States, contract ends on June 30 and does not intend to continue wearing the elastic rossonera, and more after Boban’s dismissal from the Milan club.last_img read more

Aganzo: “We have spoken with a Barça captain and we are waiting for what the club says”

first_imgIs it surprising that Barcelona and Atlético think of an ERTE ?: “We do not know the economy of the clubs. We are not going to enter there. In the decision they make we must all be together. They are very powerful clubs and we are concerned about their situation, like that of all their teammates.”Reason why the Barcelona squad has rejected the club’s proposal ?: “Each club has its circumstances. They have to reach some kind of agreement. It is they who will make the best decision for their future.”Would you understand that with the current situation the footballer did not lend a hand ?: “Everyone knows the situation in the country and its clubs. They are the first to help. The footballers are very aware and it is they who will reach an agreement with their clubs.”In Germany two clubs have lowered their salaries. Is it time to step forward ?: “I respect other colleagues from other countries. Each club and each player have their circumstances. They are waiting for the situation to improve because they are the first to want the best for the country’s situation. The fundamental thing is to see if the alarm status is lengthened or not. “Would players ending their contracts in June play in July ?: “They are not going to have a problem. They understand the situation and if they have to play in July, they will.”It can damage the image of the players if they don’t handle it well: “I agree. We are very clear about the labor situation in our country. If the company needs our help, they will have it.”Matches every 48 hours ?: “He is an exception, but the footballer’s protection is his health. We have to see how everything is scheduled, but playing every 48 hours will be difficult.” David Aganzo, President of the Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE), passed this Wednesday by the microphones of The Stringer of the SER Chain and analyzed the moment that football, clubs and players are experiencing due to the coronavirus crisis.Do you consider the scenario of not playing again this season ?: “What worries us is the situation in the country. It is time to rest easy and support what we can. We are concerned about health, sport is in the background. We are trying to regain the health of the country. It may be real that there is no more gambling, but what I want to emphasize is that there is only one war, which is the pandemic. Footballers are going to be flexible to do their bit. ”Are there different scenarios ?: “I think that in the end we have to see if we play again or not, we do not know when the alarm state will disappear or when the curve will go down. Of course we want the competitions to be playable because it would be a sign that the country is doing well. ”How many clubs are there at risk of ERTE?: “They will not reach ten. Many are evaluating them, but we have communicated to them that it is not time to do ERTES. It is time to be united and when it is known whether or not the competition resumes, it will be seen.”Have you contacted the players of each club ?: “We speak with all the captains of all the teams. In the case of Barcelona we have spoken with one of their captains and we are waiting for what the club says.”Will players charge less ?: “We have to see the whole problem. The players are workers. They are aware of the problem that exists and are the first to want to help. They will be the ones who will decide. We will be by their side for any problem they have.”last_img read more

Villas-Boas rethinks the soccer calendar until 2022

first_imgProductive confinementVillas-Boas does not stop working from home. Soccer takes up a lot of his time: he talks to his players and is also taking advantage of his stay at home to gather ideas by reading the latest book published by Allegri, a former Juventus coach. “I try to stay in touch with the players. Several are still in Marseille. We had a program prepared for the first fifteen days. Some have easily found the training devices and others live in apartments and it is more difficult, but the important thing is their health. Everyone is well and their families too, “he stressed.If he is normally in charge of giving work and teaching his players, now it is his children who “keep him in shape”. “They give me work. If I put homework on them? That’s the big challenge. Now all parents are teachers. I give you some history, some math … The first week was tough, but now they are better, “revealed the coach. This issue qualified him as “secondary” to all the problems caused by the coronavirus. The mister is living the confinement in Portugal, along with his family, and from there he wanted to send encouragement to the health workers who work to help those affected by the virus. “I thought it was important to pass this on to them (their children). Doctors are true heroes. I hope all this happens as soon as possible, “he said. André Villas-Boas, coach of Olympique de Marseille, raised a revolutionary idea regarding how to adapt the schedule of the different competitions after the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “We are thinking that the best option would be to end this season in November or December and in 2021, start the season with the calendar year to end in 2022, on the eve of the Qatar World Cup (November 21 to December 18, 2022). Then we will have to return to a normal schedule, “explained the Portuguese coach. in an interview with Radio Monte-Carlo (RMC).The idea was proposed days ago by Jean Pierre Riviere, president of Nice, in an interview at L’Equipe. “My idea is that if this tournament has been uniquely scheduled then we adapt already based on the problems we are facing today. I therefore suggest taking as much time as we need to finish the current season.”last_img read more

Kessié, held in Ivory Coast with no return flight

first_imgAccording to various media in the transalpine country, Kessié is being held in Ivory Coast and it is not known when he will be able to fly to Italy.. The midfielder left for his country of birth and cannot find a flight back to Milan, due to international blockades due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the moment, at Milan they are not very worried because training has not yet restarted but they don’t know when Kessie will be able to put under the orders of Stefano Pioli. A priori, on Thursday the Ivorian soccer player will not be in Italy. The Milan has ordered all its players to return to the city before Thursday and the footballers who left for their countries of origin are returning little by little throughout the week (as is the case, for example, with the Spanish Samu Castillejo). However, Franck Kessié is not having it so easy.last_img read more

De Bruyne does not rule out leaving City if he does not play the Champions League

first_imgKevin de Bruyne, 28, has a contract with the Manchester City until 2023. This Saturday in a telematic interview with the Belgian newspaper HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws) he has not categorically denied leaving the club citizen if the appeal before the TAS does not prosper and they are not allowed to play European competitions for two seasons. It’s more, has left the door open to an exit and claims to keep an eye on events. UEFA sanctioned Manchester City for committing serious breaches of UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations by exaggerating its sponsorship earnings on its accounts. Without Champions: “Two years without European football would be very long. The club has told us that it is going to appeal and that it is almost one hundred percent sure that it is right. So I am waiting to see what will happen. I trust my team. Once the statement has been made I will review everything. Two years (without European football) would be very long. In the case of one year I could see it. I will not let my decision depend on what Pep does. Of course, I have already worked with other coaches and when Pep is leaving, I have to continue working with someone else. “ Transfer another club: “In recent years, and before, too, there have been many teams that have asked. But to be honest, I am very happy with City. I play for one of the best teams in the world, I play in England, the most competitive league, and I like that. It’s still a challenge to be the best and I need it too. What comes, comes. But it’s not like I’ve tried to leave City in those five years. I’ve also kept calm for my previous transfers. I’ve never had no problem and I’ve always waited for my moment. “New contract: “At the moment there are no real talks about a contract extension. I don’t know what will happen. We are a bit in limbo with everything that is happening now in the world. When the season finally ends, there may be an opportunity to look to the future. This is not the time to think about it right now. “Renovation of Roberto Martínez with Belgium: “Martinez’s project has not yet been completed. Stopping now would be strange. It seems logical to me to renew his contract. Martinez has a lot of experience. In England he coached big and small teams. Tactically, he has learned a lot in England. He let us play in a fixed system, and that works. The team has grown in recent years. “last_img read more

No transgression of the law

first_img In the incident being debated, it must be borne in mind that no transgression of the law was incurred by the bowler who was entitled to run out the batsman. The ball was in play, the dismissal was lawfully executed and no warning, which is regarded as a convention, was necessary. An appeal was made, the decision was correct; the match was lawfully won and accepted without any criticism or inappropriate comment from the defeated captain, which would in itself be an offence. These are the salient points which are most relevant to the issue, and the frivolous accusation of not adhering to what is only a custom is unfounded and of secondary importance. The only option available to overcome the decision was for the captain to seek the permission of the umpire for him (the captain) to withdraw the appeal in an act of sportsmanship. Not choosing to do so must not be construed as not playing the game within its spirit, and the question to be asked is, how can an incident be regarded as disgraceful and unbelievable when there was adherence to the relevant law? To regard it as such, as some critics have described it, is not only ludicrous but demonstrates a total disregard for logic and an example of one’s erroneous interpretation of the law. It is well known that the only reason why a non-striker leaves the popping crease before the delivery, or an athlete leaves his mark before the starter’s gun goes off, is to gain an unfair advantage or to get a ‘jump start’, as some would say, and this the law regards as unfair and therefore incurs a penalty when transgressed. What I consider as dishonest and unacceptable is that it is permissible for a batsman to challenge the decision on being given out caught behind by the wicketkeeper off an obvious clean catch of which he, the batsman, is cognisant that he had played and must have felt and heard. Under the Television (TV) Replay System, requesting the umpire for a review is not regarded as against the spirit of the game, but in my opinion it is tantamount to an umpire’s decision being disputed. I also regard it as against the spirit of the game when the wicketkeeper intentionally appeals for a catch in an effort to mislead the umpire and to avoid a wide being signalled. In the highest format of the game, it is replete with instances where the spirit of the game is being ignored and considered trivial, such as employing time-wasting tactics to avoid another over being bowled, an experience of all umpires. It is reported, in the recent case, that the standing umpire sought confirmation as to the seriousness of the appeal before the decision was made. This I regard as inappropriate as the fielding side had already signalled their position by appealing. This could give the impression that the umpire is exhibiting a lack of neutrality and partiality, which are among his personal attributes and an indication also that the spirit of cricket has priority over the breaching and application of the law. In the final analysis, it is unquestionable that if cricket is to maintain the high reputation that it enjoys among sports, adherence to its laws, and display of sportsmanship when depending on the circumstances, as well as respect for those participating are the objectives which must be the primary aim of those involved. • John (Johnny) Gayle is a retired Test cricket umpire and cricket administrator. According to the internationally recognised and definitive guide to the interpretation and application of the laws of cricket and which is approved by the MCC and adopted by the ICC, the spirit of the game involves your opponents, your captain and team, the role of the umpire and the traditional values of the game. It is also mentioned that to dispute an umpire’s decision by word, action, or gesture, to indulge in cheating and to distract an opponent while batting are offences against the spirit of the game and brings it into disrepute. Among the 13 offences in the laws which are indicative of injustices is the ‘Batsmen Stealing a Run’ listed under that significant law Fair and Unfair Play (Law 42). Leaving your crease before the delivery is a tactic frequently used. It is an unfair strategy and a violation of the law which must have precedence over any other consideration. Simultaneously, it is permissible for the bowler to run out the non-striker before the delivery. This revised law (Law 38) now emphatically states that “Either batsman is out run out if at any time while the ball is in play he is out of his ground and his wicket is fairly put down by the action of a fielder.” Wasting tactics The circumstances surrounding the dismissal of the non-striker which allowed the West Indies Under-19 team to be victorious in the recent ICC World Cup has generated much controversy, with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson also giving his personal view on the matter. It has prompted me in my capacity as a retired umpire and an enthusiast of the game to express my view on the dispute as it relates to the playing of cricket within its spirit, which is the responsibility of the captain and the application of the law by the umpire. Various interpretations seem to exist of what is meant by the spirit of cricket. In the revised edition of the textbook Cricket Umpiring and Scoring, it is clarified in the preface – The Preamble – The Spirit of Cricket. Umpire’s decision Lawfully executedlast_img read more

Gayle flies home for birth of first child

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC): Cricket superstar Chris Gayle will miss a couple of matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after flying out to be with his partner for the birth of his first child, media outlets in India are reporting. Several media outlets have quoted a source close to Gayle’s franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), as confirming that the flamboyant opening batsman left with the team’s blessing. Media reports from Jamaica also quote local sources as saying that Gayle and his partner, Natasha Berridge, are expecting the child to be delivered this week. Gayle, 36, is expected to rejoin RCB on Monday and will be absent for their games against the Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiants this week. Gayle has not had the best start to the IPL, scoring just one and a duck in the first two matches. “I am confident that Gayle can come up with runs when the team needs it,” said Virat Kohli, the RCB captain. “You can certainly be rest assured that Gayle will come good as the tournament progresses. He would score a century when the team will need it. I am not too worried about Gayle because the other guys are stepping up nicely,” added Kohli. Gayle’s team management has not commented on his departure, but a picture he posted on his Instagram page stated: “I’m on my way Baby.” Gayle is also reported to have thanked Qatar Airways for its services, which included a congratulatory cake.last_img read more

Caymanas tips

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MLS pioneer Butler to be honoured by Earthquakes

first_imgNational Under-20 coach and former Reggae Boy, Altimont ‘Freddie’ Butler will tomorrow be honoured by the San Jose Earthquakes as one of the Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise’s original roster members when the league kicked off 20 years ago. Butler, the first Jamaican to play in the MLS, was drafted by the San Jose Clash (later renamed Earthquakes) in February 1996 in the second round (eighteenth overall) of 250 players in the league’s Inaugural Player Draft. He was also on the team’s roster for the first ever MLS game to be played which was against DC United. Tomorrow the San Jose Earthquakes will hold a 20th Anniversary Celebration when D.C. United visits to Avaya Stadium in a recreation of MLS’ inaugural match in San Jose on April 6, 1996, just four days shy of the exact day 20 years ago. As part of the affair all the former San Jose Clash players, staff and MLS representatives that made the inaugural season possible will be honoured at half-time. “It is always a great feeling to be part of history especially being the first Jamaican to be drafted for and to play in the MLS. Being recognised as one of the pioneers is a special feeling,” said Butler who departed the island yesterday for California. Among the former players who will be honoured alongside Butler are current Chelsea technical director and former Nigeria international Michael Emenalo, US Internationals Eric Wynalda, Eddie Lewis, Paul Bravo and John Doyle. Others include Mexican international Eduardo Missael Espinoza, Jorge Rodas (Guatemala) and  Ben Iroha (Nigeria). Having been there at the start Butler now looks on with pride. “It has grown a lot. Right now it is a real big league compared to what it was then and all the signs show that it will grow even more. What I am most proud about is that it has opened the doors for a lot of Jamaicans and the performance of most of them means that we can become a major supplier of talent for the League,” said Butler, who was drafted out of the University of Southern New Hampshire. Even with that success though, the Port Royal native who distinguished himself as a schoolboy at Dunoon Technical High and at Harbour View before venturing overseas, said there is still more for Jamaicans to do in the MLS. “We have to change our outlook, training attitudes and approach. We are too laid back and that is one of the reasons for the most part why some of us do not stay too long there. Our thinking has to get to the level where we treat the sport as a job. We have to prepare our youngsters to know that this (football) is a job just like those you get dressed up in your suits for,” the man, who shares coaching responsibility for the country under-20 Boyz with his former Reggae Boy teammate Ricardo Gardner, said.last_img read more