Those pointed out by Barça in the defeat at Mestalla

first_imgThis was the performance of the Barça players in the defeat at Mestalla. From Jong: Disastrous at all levels. The Dutchman this week put a 6 in an interview with Sport’s teammates, but if he is honest and reviews his match against Valencia, he could lower the average by two or three figures at least. Without soul or game, your contribution is simply sterile. And his arrival from the second line is as illusory as it is hopeless.Arthur: His return to ownership after two months served to verify that the Brazilian is without filming and that he lacks resources in his game. The Brazilian made a sterile possession, without deep passes or offensive sense. His game does not happen of the simple civil servant, to fulfill the script and little more. Zero imagination or efficiency.Messi: The game is desperate and bitter. And that is the worst news for a player who can go free this summer if he decides. Apparently he is the only one able to knock on the door in the team. He tried in every way: with free throws, head, cross shot, dry shot … but this time nothing came out. If all this together with a sticky Coquelin and some unproductive partners, we have the perfect cocktail to explain Leo’s anger.Griezmann: The French is still lost. He is not clear about his position in the field and finds no offensive solutions. Little participatory in high phase, his game is as disappointing as it is frustrating. A center and a pass to Messi are his offensive balance.Ansu Fati: One of the few who were saved from the general disaster, especially from the second part because before the break his presence was anecdotal. Sometimes it seemed that the game was a little too big, but his attitude was commendable at all times. He had in the first minute of the second part a very clear opportunity to score after a great pass from Messi, but the ball went a little deflected.SubstitutionsVidal: It revolutionized the game, at least for intensity and testiculin. He tried to throw the team and even participated in the game with plays at the first touch. The Chilean showed his face.Rakitic: He was in the field.Collado: He left with the game already decided and the team broken. Ter Stegen: Spectacular. The German goalkeeper prevented Setién’s team from leaving Mestalla with a sack of goals. He stopped a penalty to Maxi Gómez, avoided a goal in Piqué’s own door, cleared a powerful ball from Maxi Gómez, sending it to the crossbar, also halted a Coquelin shot and continued his deployment of powers until the final whistle. In the goals he could not do anything. In fact, in the first one a teammate, Alba, deflected a ball that was going outside.Sergi Roberto: He is not comfortable in the new role that forces him to deploy Setién as central. Misplaced and outdated, his game is so lacking and is so pigeonholed that he no longer climbs the band. It’s wrong, but the board of the Cantabrian coach is not helping you at all.Pique: His worst game this season. He made a book penalty, almost marks on his own door after a disastrous clearance by Sergi Roberto, and a clearing so defective that he was close to causing a kickback was marked.Umtiti: French is a shadow of what it was. Slow, heavy, flawed, without ideas and insecure. His game is simply a cluster of nonsense. Too bad, Lenglet must be in order not to be a holder.Sunrise: Match to forget his, especially because Valencia’s first goal came after an unfortunate rebound to a shot that went outside Maxi Gomez. He did not understand Fati when he fell in his band. In any case, he never fainted or lost his face to the game, giving away an interesting center and dropping his traditional connection with Messi.Sergio Busquets: The only one who seems to have understood the new coach’s booklet at first. Perfect in the combination, at the start of the ball and in the aids. Always at the first touch and with discretion. The problem is that their peers seem to be still trying to crack the new code.center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 25, 2020last_img read more

Inter travel without fans, racism, violence mar x-mas football

first_imgIt follows violence before Wednesday’s clash against Napoli at the San Siro which resulted in a fan’s death, with the game overshadowed by racist chanting towards Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.For the second consecutive year Serie A has broken with tradition, playing matches over Christmas and the New Year like the English Premier League.The initiative has proved a big hit with the public attracting fans en masse to stadiums.But the worst was reserved for the game which should have been the highlight of the Boxing Day fixture list in Italy between title-chasing Napoli and Inter Milan at the San Siro.An Inter supporter was killed after being struck by a car amid brawling between rival fans before the game with tensions high on the pitch after Koulibaly was repeatedly subjected to monkey chants.Napoli asked for the match to be halted, without success, and the team finished with nine men as Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne were both sent off late on.Substitute Lautaro Martinez struck in the 91st minute to give Inter a 1-0 victory, a result that meant Napoli failed to capitalise on Juventus dropping points in a 2-2 draw at Atalanta.Inter insisted that the club has “always said no to any form of discrimination,” but tensions are now running high going into the final round of matches before a three-week winter break in Italy.Inter have been ordered to play two matches behind closed doors and another game with their North Stand closed.As for second-placed Napoli, five points clear of Inter despite the ill-tempered defeat, they host Bologna without Koulibaly.The Senegalese defender will serve a two-match ban for his sending off, after seeing a second yellow card for sarcastically applauding the referee.Insigne is also suspended while captain Marek Hamsik is expected to miss the game with a thigh injury he sustained against Inter.– Juve face Samp test –Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 12 league goal for Juventus © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOUnbeaten Juventus face a tricky test in their final game of 2018 as they host in-form Sampdoria, in fifth, with the Genoa club looking for a fourth consecutive league win.The seven-time reigning champions have dropped points just twice this season, being held by Genoa at home and Atalanta midweek.Ronaldo will start Saturday’s game after coming off the bench to score a late equaliser as 10-man Juventus salvaged a draw in Bergamo to move nine points clear of Napoli.But Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella will be looking to test himself against Ronaldo, having scored 11 goals this season, including nine in the past eight games.Lazio, in fourth, host Europa League hopefuls Torino, with AC Milan, who have slipped to sixth, desperate for a win at home against struggling SPAL.Milan’s push for a top-four finish took a hit as Gennaro Gattuso’s side were held to an uneventful 0-0 draw at struggling Frosinone.The seven-time European champions have now failed to score in four consecutive league games for the first time since 1984.“Three days ago we were one point from our Scudetto, which is the Champions League,” said Gattuso.“Mistakes happen, the important thing is to remedy them and make yourself available again. I think it’s a mental issue … fear has taken over.”Roma, in seventh but just four points off the Champions League places, travel to promoted Parma looking to build on their 3-1 win over Sassuolo.Elsewhere bottom club Chievo will be targeting their first top-flight win when they host Frosinone, just above them in the table.Fixtures SaturdayJuventus v Sampdoria (2:30pm), Chievo v Frosinone, Empoli v Inter Milan, Genoa v Fiorentina, Lazio v Torino, Parma v AS Roma, Sassuolo v Atalanta, Udinese v Cagliari (all 1400), Napoli v Bologna (8pm), AC Milan v SPAL (10:30pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi (L) comforts Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly amid racist chanting at the San Siro © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Dec 28 – Inter Milan travel to Tuscany side Empoli on Saturday without their fans after racism and violence overshadowed Christmas football in the Italian league.Police in Florence said that visiting Inter supporters would not be allowed to attend this weekend’s match against promoted Empoli with the away stand closed.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY TO HOST UNIQUE WEB MARKETING SEMINAR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

first_imgA unique opportunity for businesses to grasp and market their products and services through the internet is to take place in Letterkenny.The local Chamber has joined forces with Donegal County Enterprise Board to host The Digital Leadership Road show.This free workshop taking place on 14th September at 8.30am in CoLab, LYIT will cover digital strategy, channel selection, key performance indicators, customer behaviour and top management tips. The two hour workshop is aimed at anyone who manages or runs a business as well as PR professionals, web agencies and anyone who is interested in really driving their business forward.The road show that is touring the country was created and delivered by iON to highlight the role of management in creating an effective digital marketing plan and to enthuse business owners and managers by presenting them with cutting edge advice by one of Ireland’s top Digital Thought Leaders.The Road show will be presented by Niall McKeown, Commercial Director and founder of iON.Niall has been an internet entrepreneur for over a decade, He has extensive experience in digital marketing strategies, sales, business growth, new product development and new technologies. His business has grown from a small email marketing company to an organisation with customers in 15 countries. As well as small businesses iON also consults with major Irish and worldwide brands.“Niall has been a regular presenter during our Enterprise Week ” says Michael Tunney, CEO of the Donegal County Enterprise Board.“He always leaves our clients feeling empowered and brimming with ideas. He is inspiring and motivational and leaves managers and business owners with the enthusiasm and knowledge to make digital marketing work for their business. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Letterkenny Chamber in bringing this road show to Donegal”.Toni Forrester, CEO of Letterkenny Chamber, said this is a perfect opportunity for small businesses to devlelop their companies through the web.“This is an excellent opportunity for businesses in Donegal to understand their digital strategy. “Locally we have some great examples of businesses really embracing the opportunities offered by a digital strategy and there is a real appetite to learn more.“At the event we will be launching Donegal Digital Skillnet that will deliver subsidized training to help Donegal Companies boost sales through their digital marketing strategies.“Through upskilling in digital marketing tools, businesses who have traditionally operated in the local market will be able to take their space in the online business world,” she said.The road show that is free of charge takes place 8.30am – 10.30am in CoLab, LYIT. For further information or to book your place contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email toni@letterkennychamber.com . EndsLETTERKENNY TO HOST UNIQUE WEB MARKETING SEMINAR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES was last modified: August 31st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:iONLetterkenny ChamberNiall McKeownToni Forresterlast_img read more