Miroslav Klose breaks World Cup record

first_img Two more followed in the same tournament, one against Ireland and another against Cameroon. 08/07/2014 As if scoring for Germany against Brazil in Tuesday night’s rout wasn’t enough, Miroslav Klose also overtook Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the highest all-time scorer in the history of the tournament. Klose’s goal against Ghana in the group phase had drew him level with Ronaldo on 15. His first taste of scoring in a World Cup was against Saudi Arabia in 2002 – and not content with one, he smashed in three on that day. Sam Marsden He scored five more at the World Cup in 2006 when Germany hosted the event and four more four years later in South Africa.center_img But while equalling the record was all well and good, the 36-year-old striker will have been much happier to have moved himself clear at the top with 16. Upd. on 09/07/2014 at 00:00 CEST Initially it looked like the chance might have passed, but given a second bite of the cherry he knew exactly where the back of the net was – as he’s proved on so many occasions at previous World Cups. His contract with Lazio expires this summer and he is tipped for one last payday – possibly in America – but before then he’ll have the chance to score his most important goal of all. In the World Cup final.last_img read more

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Mino Raiola: Paul Pogba will move if the right offer comes in

first_img Pogha, however, has been seduced by the idea of signing for Barcelona, because the Blagurana have more chances to win titles. However, the fact that Barcelona can’t sign him until January 2016 because of the FIFA sanction is a problem, and Juventus too are unconvinced about keeping him for a year and then selling him.  “We have received lots of interest, but still nothing worth ‘marrying'”, said Raiola. “We signed for five years, but if a great offer comes in for Pogba, what will Juventus do?” he said.  Upd. at 11:35 Sport EN 20/04/2015 Mino Raiola, representative of Paul Pogba, who Barcelona want to sign, has said that if “the right offer” comes in, the player will leave Juventus.  Pogba is one of the footballers with the best potential for the future and there are may clubs who want him. One of those is Barcelona, who have initiated first contact through Ariedo Braida, but Manchester City, Chelsea and PSG, who can offer Pogba huge fees. Raiola, who said that he has received “more than 20 calls a day” was asked about the situation of the French international, and said that despite renewing his contract with Juventus, there would be no problem with Pogba moving elsewhere. Juve only will sit to negotiate for €80m or more, a figure which City and PSG will be more comfortable paying, as well as offering Pogba €12m a year in terms of salary.  CESTlast_img read more

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Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric still missing as Madrid take on Celta Vigo

first_img He will miss the match along with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, while Sami Khedira has also not made the squad travelling north.  “Modric could be ready for the last match in La Liga against Getafe,” Ancelotti revealed. Upd. at 22:36 However, Marcelo, who missed the Atletico Madrid match in midweek suspended, does return to the squad. 25/04/2015 Carlo Ancelotti explained that Modric may be ready for the final game of the season, while Benzema and Bale will be back sooner. CESTcenter_img Here is the full list:  “Benzema may be OK for the first leg against Juventus and Bale, I think, is going to be ready for the match with Sevilla (May 2).” EFE Karim Benzema will not return in time for Real Madrid’s trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday night.  Iker Casillas, Keylor Navas, Pacheco, Carvajal, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao, Nacho, Marcelo, Illarramendi, Kroos, Lucas Silva, Isco, James, Jese, Cristiano Ronaldo, Hernandez.last_img read more

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Pep Guardiola happy with Bayern’s players even though they prepared for Barça with a loss

first_img Barça, meanwhile, have scored 14 goals in their last two matches after they ripped Cordoba apart 8-0 on Saturday afternoon. And the Catalan coach is now thinking about his return to Camp Nou on Wednesday, where he will take his Bayern side for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.  Upd. at 19:17 Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola was satisifed with his players on Saturday despite the fact they were beaten by Bayer Leverkusen.  Guardiola will sit on the visiting bench at Camp Nou for the first time as a manager of the opposition since he left Barcelona in 2012.  03/05/2015 “Maybe we should have created more chances, but I am happy with my team and the way they plated. The young players did really well.” center_img Sport EN Both sides come into the game in very different form. “It was a really even and competitive game,” Guardiola said about the 2-0 loss to Leverkusen.  Bayern’s defeat to Leverkusen followed their elimination from the German Cup against Borussia Dortmund last Tuesday. CESTlast_img read more

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Sevilla’s president wants Copa final at Santiago Bernabeu too

first_img 12/02/2016 Pepe Castro indicated that there would be a meeting between the two finalists next week and the final venue would be decided quickly. “The first thing is to have a meeting with the Federation and i there is a problem, each one can act how they see fit. We want the final in a stadium with the biggest capacity and with the most comfort for our fans and it’s clear this is in Madrid.” Castro hinted this would be the Vicente Calderon if the Bernabeu does not happen. He has not spoken to Real Madrid yet, explaining: “I can’t talk about a Madrid negative because I don’t know yet, and I don’t know the certainty of it. If there is, we will see if there can be a solution.” Sevilla president Pepe Castro announced on Thursday his club have asked the RFEF for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona to be played at the Santiago Bernabeu. Castro said “the choice was taken for the number of fans you can fit in the stadium” and hoped that Real Madrid would reconsider their decision not to let the final be hosted there. In any case, Castro also said he would not like the final to be held at Camp Nou.  Of the Camp Nou, he added: “It would make no sense for us as an away trip and for many other factors. I’m sure we will not play at the Camp Nou.”center_img CET Upd. at 18:31 Lluis Miguelsanzlast_img read more

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Alves & Vezo nearly come to blows in Valencia training session

first_img Elsewhere in the session, Enzo Perez did not take part after being taken off injured against Athletic. Jose Luis Gaya was not involved either, while Belgian forward Zakaria Bakkali is still out, too.  EFE CET Footage, filmed through a gap in a gate at the club’s Paterna training ground, has emerged of the goalkeeper and the central defender having to be separated by other members of the squad. Upd. at 19:21 center_img 29/02/2016 Valencia players Diego Alves and Ruben Vezo almost came to blows in Monday’s training session, just one day after Gary Neville’s side were beaten 3-0 at home to Athletic Club.  The good news was the return to training of Guilherme Siqueira after he missed out against Athletic with a problem. Aymen Abdennour also trained.last_img read more

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Antoine Griezmann: It would be a dirty blow to leave Atletico now

first_img 04/06/2017 “It’s a hard time for the club. It would be a dirty move to leave now – we talked to the directors and we will be back for next season.” CEST Antoine Griezmann says he will stay at Atletico Madrid next season after various rumours that he would leave. Antoine Griezmann: Now more than ever #Atleti #EveryoneTogether IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 20:45 RELATED STORIES Griezmann previously ranked his chances of joining Manchester United this summer at six out of 10, but has changed his mind with the news that Atletico face a transfer ban until January. EFE/Sport EN Griezmann: “Sería un golpe sucio irme ahora” Speaking to French TV he said: “The CAS sanction is there, Atletico can’t sign players. With my sporting advisor, Eric Olhats, we decided to stay.  Antoine Griezmann calls Jose Mourinho to say he is staying at Atleticolast_img read more

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Santi Mina and Luciano Vietto stopped Valencia rot

first_img Medié Jiménez (Catalunya). TA: Vietto (48′), Santi Mina (57′) y Gayà (71′) / Róber (12′), Bardhi (84′), Postigo (84′) y Luna (87′). In the 65th minute Coke had a goal unfairly ruled out for a foul when the referee adjudged Gaya to have been fouled – but it was his team-mate Gabriel who knocked him. Mestalla. 38.199 espectadores. MATCH FACTS LaLiga 3-1 IN SPORT.ES Levante Upd. at 23:42 1-0 M 16 Santi Mina. 1-1 M 18 Postigo. 2-1 M 65 Vietto. 3-1 M 89 Parejo (pen.). Goles Valencia saw off local rivals Levante on Sunday to stop a run of six defeats becoming seven, but the win was controversial. VAL Neto; Montoya, Vezo, Gabriel, Gayà; Carlos Soler (Maksimovic, 90′), Parejo, Kondogbia (Coquelin, 73′), Guedes; Santi Mina, Vietto (Zaza, 78′).center_img Árbitro Campo Valencia Alba López LEV Oier; Coke (Boateng, 87′), Postigo, Róber, Luna; Doukouré (Bardhi, 72′), Lukic (Roger, 72′), Campaña; Morales, Ivi; Pazzini. CET Santi Mina y Vietto cortan la hemorragia del Valencia Santi Mina scored in the 17th minute befor Sergio Postigo pulled Levante level in the 18th at Mestalla. 11/02/2018 Valencia broke away and Luciano Vietto struck to put the hosts ahead, before Dani Parejo scored a late penalty – also controversial, because Zaza won it despite appearing to foul his marker Rober, rather than the other way around.last_img read more

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Iago Aspas brace should confirm World Cup spot with Spain

first_imgIago Aspas scored twice as Celta Vigo ended the season with a 4-2 win against Levante at Balaidos and now hopes he’s done enough to go to the World Cup.  Celta 4-2 De Burgos Bengoetxea (com. vasco). TA: Maxi Gómez (88′)/Cábaco (2′), Luna (21′) 19/05/2018 CEL Coach Julen Lopetegui will announce the players La Roja are taking to Russia on Monday.  0-1 M 11 Rochina; 1-1 M 28 Maxi Gómez; 2-1 M 40 Aspas; 3-1 M 47 Aspas; 4-1 M 62 Maxi Gómez; 4-2 M 72 Morales Árbitro Incidencias Aspas hopes his two goals, which took him onto 22 for the season, will book him his place in Spain’s World Cup squad this summer.  Balaídos. Koke; Pedro López, Cábaco, Chema, Luna; Campaña, Lukic; Morales (Bardhi, 75′), Rochina (Farah, 75′), Jason; Sadiku (Pazzini, 59′) “I’ve done everything in my hands to go to the World Cup,” Aspas said after the game. “Now the decision is over to Lopetegui.” Sergio Álvarez, Hugo Mallo, Roncaglia, Sergi Gómez, Jonny (Mazan, 67′); Wass, Radoja, Lobotka, Jozabed (Molina, 86′); Maxi Gómez, Iago Aspas (Boye, 67′)center_img Goles CEST LEV Ruben Rochina gave Levante the lead but two goals each from Maxi Gomez and Aspas helped Celta roar into a four goal lead.  MATCH FACTS LaLiga Sport IN SPORT.ES Iago Aspas compra billete para Rusia Celta will are currently 11th but could drop down before the end of the weekend depending on other results.  Upd. at 16:14 Jose Luis Morales pulled one back for the visitors, who beat Barcelona last weekend, but it was too little, too late.  Levante Levante, who saw a run of five straight wins come to an end, will finish either 15th or 16th, an incredible achievement given where they were in the table when Paco Lopez took over.last_img read more

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Arsenal confirm Spain midfielder Cazorla is leaving the club

first_imgArsenal announced on Monday that Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla will leave the club this summer when his contract ends.  El Arsenal despide a Cazorla IN SPORT.ES EFE Villarreal president Fernando Roig has already assured the club will help the former Spain international “in any way he needs.” 21/05/2018 Cazorla, 33, has not played since 2016 due to an ankle injury but returned to training this month and is now expected to do preseason with former club Villarreal.  “Santi is always one of my favourite players to watch,” chief executive Ivan Gazidis said. “His natural ability with both feet, his speed of thought and movement were central to our best performances in recent years. “He plays with a joy and freedom which is very rare. We wish him well for the future and thank him for his important contribution to our club.” After six years at Arsenal — he joined the club from Malaga in 2012 — Cazorla bids farewell to the club where he had become a fans’ favourite.  Upd. on 22/05/2018 at 16:01 CESTlast_img read more

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