Atlético deflates in Ipurua and is eight points behind the lead

first_imgAtletico left the field without concentration, although his game improved after the breakSimeone’s show their impotence against a very tidy Eibar Atlético de Madrid dipped his knee in his visit to Ipurua (2-0) in a poor performance of the mattresses, unable to find a ray of light against Eibar, and overwhelmed by the lack of play in a duel, the first of the second round, which was marked by heavy rain.The rojiblancos are still hurt after their defeat in the final of the Spanish Super Cup and left ‘touched’ of Ipurua. Atleti improved his game in the second half, but it didn’t help to change his luck. The first part and the strength of the Eibar ended up condemning their intentions. There was no miracle, or Oblak stops preventing a new defeat, the third of this season in the League.Atlético had a bad start, without intensity and at the mercy of Mendilibar’s pupils. The direct game of the Blaugranas dwarfed the mattresses from the beginning, good proof of this was the shot of Pedro León at five minutes. Five later came 1-0 with a dose of suspense, after Esteban Burgos finished off in a doubtful position.The referee annulled the goal for offside, but the VAR changed its decision and allowed Burgos’s shot, with the sole and free mark, to rise to the scoreboard. The reply was positive, but it took time to arrive. Joao Felix was the first to try his luck and Correa followed in his footsteps with another somewhat loose shot. Ángel Correa regrets a missed occasion against Eibar. Image: EFEcenter_img Vitolo added his name to the list of occasions, but none ended up disturbing Dmitrovic’s goal. In fact, the reaction appeared in the final quarter-hour before an Eibar always well planted, with the solidity of his stadium and the hunger that his opponent had not shown.Everything changed in the second half, but neither did Atlético’s goal. Arias had a sensational volley at 51 minutes and Morata headed a center of Saul with 20 left until the end, but it was not the day. Not even Lodi could score with a cross shot in a more comfortable position, although later the action was canceled out of play.Simeone sends a message to the club Joao Felix also kept trying but his impotence and gestural language speak for him at this time of the season. His youth and lack of charisma generate more anxiety than good performance and Simeone ended up replacing him ten minutes from the end by the youth player Sergio Camello.This was not the only player of the subsidiary that played against Eibar. Simeone also gave minutes to Oscar Clemente, who debuted with the rojiblancos, sending a message to the box in the absence of troops. None of them had the opportunity to frighten even the reinforced cement of Eibar at the edge of their area.To make matters worse, the effort of the locals was rewarded in the 90th minute with a violent shot by Edu Expósito at the exit of a corner. Oblak did not reach the ball, which entered tightly to the post, and signed the triumph of the Basques, who catch air with respect to the relegation zone. On the other hand, the Atleti lets out another train and gives free way to Real Madrid and Barça so that they continue to open the gap in front of the table.DATA SHEETEIBAR: Dmitrovic; Tejero, Burgos, Bigas, Cote; Edu Expósito, Sergio Álvarez, Pedro León (Cristóforo, min. 74), Inui, Orellana (De Blasis, min.80); and Sergi Enrich (Charles, min. 87).ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Oblak; Arias, Felipe, Savic, Saúl; Thomas, Herrera (Lodi, min. 73), Correa, Vitolo (Clemente, min. 87); Joao Félix (Camel, min. 83) and Morata.–GOALS:1 – 0, min. 10, Burgos.2 – 0, min.90, Edu Expósito.–REFEREE: Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño). Yellow card Saul (min.59) and Savic (min.86) in Atlético and Burgos (min.62) in Eibar.–STADIUM: Ipurua. 6,429 spectators.last_img read more

LIPO Promises to Intensify Fight against Piracy

first_imgSenate chairman on Commerce and Trade, Margibi County Senator Jim Tornolah; LIPO Director-General P. Adelyn Cooper; President of the Liberia Movie Union, Artus Frank and other dignitaries at the the World IP Day. The Director-General of Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) P. Adelyn Cooper has assured creative individuals including musicians, filmmakers, and innovators across the country of the agency’s commitment to intensify the war against piracy.Atty. Cooper in a remark during the celebration of the World Intellectual Property day over the weekend in Monrovia at the BYC sports pitch which brought together over 300 creative individuals, informed the gathering that the agency has developed a well inclusive and robust plan to fight piracy (intellectual property theft) which has caused the creative industries to lose thousands of dollars.“Once again, I’m assuring you of the agency’s commitment to eradicate or minimize piracy in Liberia to the lowest level possible. We feel your pain; therefore, we have resolved to do everything possible to create an environment where creativity can thrive by becoming profitable.“I promised you, no matter the situation, we will do everything possible to make sure that we prosecute those individuals who are in the habits of piracy,” Atty. Cooper said.Since its inception in 2000, every year on April 26, the World IP Day highlights, through the lens of a specific theme, how IP rights encourage innovation and creativity. This year’s theme is “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”. The day is set aside by the World Intellectual Property Day to explore how innovation, creativity and IP rights encourage and protect them support the development and worldwide enjoyment of sports.Atty. Cooper added that the office is aware that in order for innovation and creativity to thrive in Liberia, the agency will continue its IP awareness campaign and plan to launch a legal aid for creators to sue pirates since most Liberian artists and inventors do not have IP lawyers to fight their cases if their works are pirated.“The essence of continuing this awareness is to strengthen the country IP regime by having all citizens educated about IP, piracy and its negative impact on the country. We cannot stop counterfeiting and piracy if people are not aware of the risk of purchasing pirated work. Meanwhile, the legal aid services we are about to provide is intended to protect and encourage protection of new creation and economic growth,” she said.LIPO is a semi-autonomous governmental agency whose mandate is to protect and promote the works of inventors and innovators through the Industrial Property laws of Liberia in collaboration with conventions, protocols, and treaties relative to intellectual property rights protection to which Liberia is a signatory.Part of LIPO functions is also to ensure that all creators benefit justly from their creation and that Government benefits from a tax deduction of royalties and to encourage fair competition in the sale of copyright products and services.LIPO began the celebration with a parade before convening at the BYC Sports pitch to climax the celebration with a kickball and football match, where the institution faced the Liberia Move Union (LIMU) and the Musicians Union of Liberia (MULIB). The football game was won by the Liberia Movie Union and the Kickball game won by LIPO.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more