Angel di Maria: My time in Manchester was a sad experience

first_img Sport EN CET PSG winger Angel di Maria recalls his time at Manchester United as a “sad experience”. The Argentine moved there from Real Madrid for a record fee of €75million. However, he did not fit in well at the club and left the following season for France. Upd. at 18:54 center_img 05/02/2016 According to L’Equipe, he said: “Manchester was a sad experience. Things did not go the way I expected, I was disappointed and I could not surface. Honestly, I don’t remember what happened and I don’t want to remember. My last season at Real was very good too – it’s in the same vein. Every day here I feel better and better integrated into the team, the club and the city and that’s reflected in my performances.”last_img read more

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Official: River-Boca Copa Libertadores final to be played at the Bernabeu

first_img Boca and River — Buenos Aires and South America’s biggest rivals — drew 2-2 in the first leg. The second leg was called off after an attack on the Boca bus by River supporters as they arrived at the stadium. 29/11/2018 Ramón Fuentes Both Boca and River accepted the proposal to play the game next month ahead of the Club World Cup, which the winner will take part in. The presdient of CONMEBOL, Alejandro Domínguez, thanked Rubiales for stepping in.  Oficial: ¡El River-Boca se jugará en el Santiago Bernabéu! IN SPORT.ES Real Madrid’s home will become the first stadium in the world to host four of football’s five biggest trophies. With the exception of the Copa America, the Bernabeu has hosted the World Cup final (1982), the European Championships final (1964), the European Cup/Champions League final and now South America’s biggest club trophy. center_img The president of the Spanish FA (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, committed ot the second leg of the final being played in Spain on Thursday. He said fans of the two teams will be received in Madrid “with open arms” and asked them to “enjoy” a “historic” game.  FIFA had asked for the RFEF’s help as they looked to solve how to move on with the final after both teams agreed not to play in Argentina after trouble marred last week’s fixture. The first options were Asunción, Doha and Miami, but Madrid has come through in the end. Argentina president Mauricio Macri, the ex-president of Boca, was involved in the negotiations.  There were rumours that Camp Nou was also in the running, but at no moment did the two clubs involved or CONMEBOL plan to play in Barcelona.  Upd. on 30/11/2018 at 11:50 CET The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Dec. 9 at 20.30h (CET), CONMEBOL have confirmed. last_img read more

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Fernandinho says ‘F*** VAR’ after City’s loss against Spurs

first_imgAdvertisement 8ufNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5z58wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E96zymwn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m7wWould you ever consider trying this?😱07Can your students do this? 🌚bimeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho had some strong things to say about the Video Assistant Referee in the aftermath of their loss against Tottenham Hotspur. It looked as though City had snatched a late winner through Raheem Sterling, but VAR ruled it out for offside.Advertisement Daily Mail’s journalist Simon Mullock asked the Brazilian about his opinions, and Fernandinho gave a blunt “F*** VAR” in response. Then he went on to slam the door in anger, according to PA journalist Andy Hampson.Advertisement The quarter-final second leg was a topsy-turvy tie, as both sides scored four goals in total in the opening 20 minutes. Sergio Aguero made it 4-3 on aggregate in the second half, and City were on course for the semi-finals. But Fernando Llorente netted a scrappy goal to hand the initiative to Spurs. Sterling’s late goal sent everyone into raptures, but Aguero was correctly deemed offside in the buildup by VAR.Pep Guardiola and the City players were naturally shocked, and the stadium was noiseless at full-time. Spurs progressed to the semi-finals where they will face Ajax. Llorente’s goal also had a doubt of handball, but the referee deemed it invalid.Advertisement “I am for fair football. When it is offside, it is offside,” said Guardiola after the game. City will host Spurs again this weekend as they look to clinch the Premier League title. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Turkish midfielder Arda Turan says: ‘Right now I am a Barcelona player’

first_imgArda Turan has spoken about the contractual situation he currently finds himself in: “Now I am a Barcelona player per the contract. It was a mutual decision. I wanted to continue my contract with Barça.  “I think the start of that period of success is the Copa del Rey we won at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid. The cycle started there.”  Roma not allowed to travel to Sevilla for Europa League game IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 23/03/2020 at 11:48 CET Asked about his biggest success in the game, he turned to 2014: “It was an exceptional success for me. We won a league at Atletico against Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Messi’s Barça. It was an amazing season. We also won five or six trophies in Europe.  11/03/2020 Turan had his loan with İstanbul Başakşehir terminated in January. center_img Arda Turan: ”Ahora mismo soy jugador del Barça” On the best players he’s played with, the Turkish midfielder was clear: “It’s not necessary to say anything more on Messi. He’s the best I have seen. I also admire Iniesta, for his skills on the pitch.”  SPORT.ES Turan also praised his ex-Atletico Madrid teammate Koke: “He’s an important player. He managed to break into the Atletico side and he’s become a leader. His growth has impressed me.”  “I will probably continue playing with a foreign team next season, away from Turkey, but if Galatasaray call me, I am ready to join them regardless of the conditions. Galatasaray is the only club I wouldn’t give conditions to.”   RELATED STORIESlast_img read more

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Stars on the big stage

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT ELLINBANK AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE INTERLEAGUE 2016 IT’S no coincidence that a playing group led by Matt…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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League goes for broke with night grand final

first_imgBy David Nagel The South East Football Netball League’s showcase event will be held under lights after its governing body…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Lions storm home

first_imgPakenham had belief, and that’s powerful enough as it is. The Lions have built a reputation of themselves this season…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

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Modern facade and facilities too

first_imgBy EMMA SUN EMERALD Primary School will be looking brand new by next year after receiving $6 million in State…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Marchers make a stand

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THEY came in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. There were kids, grandparents, mums,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Explosion of colour

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON IMAGINATION, a good sense of humour, and a drive to try something different. That’s all you need…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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