By: Troy TauleAt stumps on day 2, the Barras finished with 2/66 and need a further 239 runs to clinch victory.Barras opener, Lega Siaka got the Barras run chase off to a flying start smashing 11 fours all over the park for his 49 before being dismissed off the bowling of Max O’Dowd.The other wicket to fall was that of Tony Ura who fell cheaply for 13 runs.The match will resume with veteran all-rounder Assad Vala and Vani Morea to lead the charge for the Barras.
It was the first win for the New South Welshmen in the fixture since 2013 and Maumalo’s efforts were a big reason for their success. Maumalo scored a hat-trick, rediscovering the form that saw him make his NRL debut in 2015 – playing eight games for the Warriors. Originally better known as a back-rower in his Holden Cup days, Maumalo has transformed himself into a hulking winner with a knack for scoring spectacular tries. Yet to return to the big time in 2016, the 21-year-old says Sunday’s match was just like playing in the NRL. “Hopefully performances like that can put my name forward for first grade this year,” Maumalo said. “It’s pretty hard right now to get a crack at the Warriors because there are heaps of outside backs but getting a go last year was really good. “That game today was very close to NRL standard. It was as physical as an NRL match and we were all stuffed at the end. My lungs were blowing so it was great to hang on and get the win.”It’s not my first hat-trick of my career but it’s certainly my most memorable. It’s really good to get one over the Queenslanders and I’m proud to get a hat-trick.”It was Maumalo’s first taste of the State of Origin rivalry that is QLD vs. NSW and the versatile winger was impressed with the intensity of the contest. Defence ultimately won NSW the match and Maumalo was full of praise for his teammates’ efforts in the middle of the park. “It’s a pretty strong rivalry. That’s honestly one of the hardest games of football I’ve played in my life. It was just so physical,” he said. “We stuck in there with our defence and we didn’t let them back into the game in that last quarter. “It’s a full credit to the boys in the middle who defended well for the full 80. It was nice for me to finish off their hard work with a few tries.”
After an uninspiring first half at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, the Panthers and the Knights were locked at 6-6 at the break.But Penrith dominated the second stanza, leaving the Knights to extend their club record losing streak to 15 games.It also puts Newcastle into the top 10 on the all-time longest losing streak list.The Knights enjoyed 60 per cent of the possession in the first half, but despite repeated opportunities they could not crack the Panthers’ line.Instead, it was the Panthers who opened the scoring, with winger Josh Mansour crossing untouched in the 12th minute after some good lead-up work by Waqa Blake.The Knights hit back after 30 minutes when Brendan Elliot plucked a Trent Hodkinson bomb out of the air and raced over.But that was as close as the Knights got as they capitulated in the second half to let the Panthers run in six unanswered tries.Matt Moylan broke the deadlock in the 44th minute when he ran off a Peter Wallace pass and touched down under the posts.From there the floodgates opened, with Blake (55th minute) and Tyrone Peachey (59th minute) each beating some flimsy Knights defence to take the score out to 18-6.Penrith continued to dominate the Knights up the middle of the ruck and made them pay on the edges, with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak scoring a second-half double and Josh Mansour scoring his second as the siren sounded.The Panthers have now won four out of their past five matches and have leapfrogged the Titans into seventh spot on 26 points.AAP
They already signed Saliba in summer, and although he is expected to return from his assignment to Saint-Etienne next season, the 18-year-old Frenchman takes experience outside before catching gallons in the Emirates Stadium. Arteta wants an immediate solution and for that you have to comb the market. There has been talk of Dayot Upamecano, the French central of the RB Leipzig for which they could pay up to 47 million euros. However, it seems a complicated and expensive option, so option B would be to look for a guarantee center even though it is not young. Sky sports talk about the possibility of signing Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich. Premier League* Data updated as of January 3, 2020 Bundesliga* Data updated as of January 3, 2020 17 Arsenal continues its search for a plant for the winter market. The defense has been one of the weak points of the set gunner in this bad start to the season and Mikel Arteta He wants to change that from the first moment. The title behind is usually formed by David Luiz and Sokratis, who are 32 and 31 years old respectively, so they should soon seek a replacement of guarantees, especially after the long-term injury of Calum Chambers. He does not enter the age range they were looking for (he is 31 years old), but it would cost around 15 million euros and he would be willing to leave the Bavarian club immediately. It would not be the first German center that militates in Arsenal. In fact, Shkodran Mustafi, who tried to exit Emery, continues on the roster despite criticism for its poor performance. Per Mertesacker It is another example, since both have made much of their career in London.His participation in Bayern Munich (which does not go through its best moment) this season has been intermittent, since Niklas Süle Y Lucas Hernandez they are the a priori starting players to form a partner in the rear (even David Alaba is ahead of him on numerous occasions). However, the injuries of both have contributed to Boateng having more minutes than expected after the signing of the French.In any case, it seems clear that Arsenal will go for a central during this month of January to try to overcome in the classification. Options will not be missing.
What does this Super Cup mean, mid-season: “It is always an opportunity to compete for important things and we value everything. We understand it as an opportunity to continue growing as a club and as a team.”2014 Super Cup: “I remember that moment perfectly, especially because we won. I am happy to be able to be in an important competition that the club has and hopefully we can behave.”Format: “We have to adapt to what the FEF proposes and we seek to solve it. There are semifinals where there was not before and a game that was not there before. We are clear about the concept. Having to travel that did not happen before. Trying to win which is the only thing that will count for the end. “Joao Felix: “Each player has a different personality, each player needs a different time. We try, within the mistake that we will surely make, to succeed in the way of how to reach each one of them, how they live it with enthusiasm, emotion. Apart from having talent they need commitment. When feeling comes because they are playing at Atlético, things go out alone. For João, Savic when he arrived, Koke and Saúl as boys. I don’t speak proper names but rather a way of life. “How do you rate the moment your team arrives and rival tomorrow: “Barcelona has individualities that can break any job and we arrived at a good time although with things to improve. Tomorrow’s game is very good for us. Playing against the best teams in the world makes you stronger. You must turn on the alarms from the first minute. “Koke: “Well, wanting to play. Hector has been competing very well. Saul, Thomas, Hector, everyone is fine and that’s where he will be. I have doubts as to who can start. The four will participate.” In front of Barcelona, how do you expect the match?: “Unlike the League. There is a direct elimination and only one result. You have to win. The two teams with their characteristics and their tools will seek that goal. LaLiga allows you a draw or situation that this competition will not give you and there is only one result, which is to win. “Low rival, can they condition?: “We will have to comment on the coaches of the other teams, those affected. In the world, when they play Madrid, Barça, Atlético, they don’t ask who played but how the game came out. There will be a winner and it’s the only thing that matters “.The impact absence Costa in this Super Cup: “We have Costa down for several games. He is a very important player for us. He gives us internal competition and offensive strengths but the whole team has worked very well in his absence. As for the game: it is a qualifying match where each one will seek with his weapons to reach that result. “ The Barcelona and the Atlético de Madrid face tomorrow in the second semifinal of the Spain Supercup in Saudi Arabia Today, the protagonists have passed through the press room to analyze the confrontation and discuss the state of their teams. Simeone stressed the importance of the competition and the moment of Joao Felix:
That he Barça He lives in a state of nerves that leaves a hornet as a spa was checked minutes after the Blaugrana team fell in the semifinal of the Super Cup Spain in Jeddah by losing by 2-3 a game that the Barcelona had won and that the Athletic He snatched it in an epic final arreón. As usual in the Blaugrana house, the shots started at the first and in the center of the target was the face of Ernesto Valverde. From various media he began to speculate on his dismissal, although minutes later they rectified, but in the mixed zone with the players and in the press conference of the technician he shot himself against the coach.Ernesto Valverde will continue to lead the team until the end of the season and there will be no change in the technical direction in the remainder of the season unless there is a huge collapse of the team that, for now, is still a leader in The league, is rated for eighths of Champions and while it is true that he fell in the Super Cup, it is not less than 70% of the game, the Blaugrana curdled one of his best performances so far this year.Then you have to take into account the importance of the competition. If Valverde did not fall after two catastrophes in Champions in Rome and Liverpool, it doesn’t seem logical to brush it for losing the Spanish Super Cup in Arabia. Of course, take for granted that the season will start another technician. Nothing new about the plan planned by the manager and coach, on the other hand.Maybe the media noise caused by the defeat led to the heavyweights of the team changing their plans. After the game nobody wanted to talk, and how much Messi how Luis Suarez They decided to appear in a mixed zone to temper bagpipes and defend the project, it is not a detail that should be overlooked before the rain of criticism that their technician received at that time. In the dressing room everything is heard and those who send in there wanted to show their heads for their boss. The Uruguayan was the clearest of the two: “It is not a situation of ours, it is a situation of the club, but the coach has no fault. They are mistakes and distractions of ours in specific moments. expensive, in the matches you win, lose or draw you have to always do self-criticism. Learn from mistakes. The matches are here to correct you and you don’t have to repeat mistakes. “Messi also loaded inks on self-criticism and he lamented punctual attitudes of the team, which he put before him as responsible for the defeat ahead of the coach, although the Argentine acknowledged that in the face of such losses “it is normal to talk, We are a strong team to get him through. We have escaped a title and we have to look forward. We have to be closer than ever. ““We had control of the game for 80 minutes, attacking all the time, but we left the game in children’s mistakes that generated cons when they were dead. We had to have closed the result before, We continue working and trying to improve we will prepare the next game and the second round. Although we are not playing good games, we are still first in the league, “he said.The club tried to stop any kind of speculation about the future of Valverde and William love, Director of Institutional Relations He came to the forefront just after finishing the game to ensure that “we are thinking about the game. It has bothered us a lot to lose, but we continue. This is very long. It is the first competition of the year, in the others we are well positioned and continue Go ahead. There is full confidence in the team, the players and the coach. “The team plans to land in Barcelona around three in the afternoon and will not meet again until next Friday after the free weekend that the coach has granted him.
Cavani, who has lost 20 games this season due to injury, hurries his final hours as a PSG player. In recent weeks, he has refused to enter the Parisian calls, in a sign that he wants to leave the club as soon as possible.Meanwhile, this Tuesday his still coach, Thomas Tuchel, has been asked about the departure of Cavani and Kurzawa: “Nothing new from any. Today Edi was not with the group.” Edinson Cavani He is getting closer to being an Atlético de Madrid player. According Jugglers of La Sexta, PSG has unlocked the operation and the rojiblanco club would have raised the offer for the Uruguayan striker to 15 million euros. If there is finally agreement in the next few hours, the arrival of the international Charrúa to Madrid would be imminent, since it seems that the brother and representative of Cavani would have already closed his contract with the club rojiblanco for two and a half seasons. Who is still the top scorer in the history of the PSG has lost ownership in recent months, and I barely counted for Tuchel, Since Icardi arrived in the French capital, he has preferred the Argentine to play the important games.
Calleja introduced a change in the break. He entered Peña through an unfortunate Chakla, placing Gaspar as central. The Castellón sought the tie since the resumption with their best weapon. Ontiveros left for Gonzalez’s speed, but Chukwueze shot at the hands of Lemons. The warning came true shortly after. Odei committed an innocent penalty that Cazorla did not miss to set the match (2-2). It was quickly fixed by the Basque center that turned the stadium upside down when it finished off at the bottom of the net a foul thrown by Merquelanz (3-2). The visiting coach pulled the international Paco Alcácer to try to solve the ballot and that Villarreal missed the semifinals. The set of Iraola was not satisfied and continued to seek the rival goal. Antonio Sánchez was able to sentence the tie in a manual against Peña. The Balearic half fired wide.The referee forgave the second card to Iborra when Guridi commanded the exit. The effort of the reds was titanic before a block that found no gaps in the rear. Anduva enjoyed and like his players believed in the pass that was consumed in the addition. Merquelanz gave Antonio Sanchez so much that he put the finishing touch to another dream tie that puts Mirandés for the second time in its history in the semifinals. The reds jumped without complexes to the grass. From the start they wanted to take the initiative to a more refrained Castellón cadre. Merquelanz had the first occasion. The irundarra end received Antonio’s measured pass and, after breaking Anguissa, finished off by centimeters. So much was the pitcher to the source that in the end it broke. Matheus anticipated Mario Gaspar to take the head ball and enter the area. Chakla got in the way, but the Brazilian cut the Moroccan center to beat Andrés Fernández with a tight shot and turn Anduva upside down (1-0).The goal knocked out Villarreal who suffered from the constant local attacks. The state of grace of Iraola’s men was that the side Gonzalez tried his luck with a distant throw that almost surprised the yellow goal. The possible 2-0 went to the draw in the blink of an eye. Ontiveros masterfully executed a foul that completely deceived Limones (1-1). Far from falling apart, the Mirandés followed his own. Iborra played the direct red by stopping Rey’s advance, but the referee only showed the yellow against the protests of the respectable. In the addition of the first act, De Burgos Bengoetxea reviewed an action in the VAR to finally point out a penalty by the defender Quintillà. Merquelanz’s pulse did not tremble to put the small fish in the lead again (2-1). CardsIborra (33 ‘, Yellow) Sofian Chakla (37 ‘, Yellow) Mario (51 ‘, Yellow) Samuel Chukwueze (63 ‘, Yellow) Casserole (77 ‘, Yellow) Merquelanz (90 ‘, Yellow Goals1-0, 16 ‘: Matheus Aias, 1-1, 31 ‘: Javi Ontiveros, 2-1, 47 ‘: Merquelanz, 2-2, 55 ‘: Casserole, 3-2, 57 ‘: Odei, 4-2, 91 ‘: Antonio Sanchez ChangesRubén Peña (45 ‘, Sofian Chakla), Alcacer (64 ‘, Samuel Chukwueze), Guridi (66 ‘, Álvaro Peña), Moi Gomez (70 ‘, Franck Zambo), Marcos de Sousa (78 ‘, Matheus Aias), Kijera (84 ‘, Enric Franquesa) The oldest of the place burst into tears as soon as the end of the game was decreed. His team had done it again. The Mirandés qualified for the semifinals of a competition that honors no one. Villarreal was charged, who barely had any chances despite scoring two goals in a stationary ball (4-2). The fans and a whole city are still dreaming and in a big way with shouts of ‘A for the Cup, oe, oe’.
It will not be any match for Rubén Baraja this Saturday against Elche. “It was my first professional team”he remembered. “We started with great difficulties because of the administrative decline and the team was broken, only with four or five professionals and at risk of going down to Second B. The people responded and we stayed in Segunda making a fast and running team in August. The season was quite dignified, even fighting for the play off. I have a great memory “, he related.And of the current Elche, he said he is competing “at a high level and has important players. They try to play, risk at the start, attract you to have the possibility to play the spaces and then Pere Milla and Nino are important, also Fidel, “he analyzed.For this duel, Mr. recover Alex Bermejo and possibly also Dani Hernández, who has cut recovery times. Even so, Most likely, it will be repeated on the eleventh of last week against Rayo Vallecano. Baraja put his feet back on the ground to all who think beyond permanence. “We have to be aware of our reality and situation. It does not go down in a day or two. You have to add points to get away from the area below, “he said. He also knows that Heliodoro has to be a plus. “Our audience will cheer us up like in the last matches and win would put us in a better situation, but we are closer down than we would like; a bad result can put you there again. “The coach also referred to the carnivals, which are launched this Friday. “We have not spoken much but I understand that you live with passion. We will think about Carnival and if they have days off there will be time to enjoy it, hopefully it will be with three more points. Hopefully it will be a beautiful game and we all enjoy it, “he wished.
Atlético fans are already mobilizing to make this confinement more bearable and has used the vehicle of social networks to organize. Thus, numerous fans have made an appointment to see at the same time, each one from his home, Liverpool-Atlético 2010. The call is at 20:30. On Twitter, in addition, hashtags are being organized to comment on the game: #choloencasa and #anfieldrojiblanca. Through them, in addition, you can find links to view and download that meeting.There is also a plan for a second ‘cybercite’, another epic match in Atlético’s recent history, such as last Wednesday: Bayern-Atlético 2016. It was an option for this Saturday afternoon, but it will finally be postponed for another call. Thus, this afternoon, many mattresses will relive the first great night at Anfield of Atleti de Quique, Forlán, Agüero, De Gea …