Former President Miguel Archanco involves Thebes in a plot to descend to Osasuna

first_imgThe one who was president of Osasuna between 2012 and 2014 Miguel Archanco, has affirmed that the club “has not rigged matches, nor has it paid amounts to players from other clubs” for that purpose and that “the only time” they paid was because a third party, Betis, won against Valladolid in 2014, since it favored interest for that the Navarrese team could remain in First Division. Away from the Vizcay demonstrations, alluding to love affairs by the Navarrese entity under Archando’s mandate, This one totally changed the version and referred to an alleged plot between Valladolid and Granada to induce the decline of the Pamplonians:“We descended Betis, Valladolid and us, and Granada was saved because it won zero to one and Valladolid scored a goal in its own goal at the end of the first half”, The former Osasunista president opened.-What went wrong those last two days that hurt Osasuna?The question at the trial by the prosecutor had a quick response from the ex-president: “The agreements between Granada and Valladolid”– Were there agreements?And Archanco threw the bomb: “Look at the emails that cross Carlos Suárez (former president of Real Valladolid), Mr. Tebas and the president of Granada (Quique Pina) …”. In addition, the former ‘rojillo’ said that certain outflows of money he knows from that stage were due to the payment of Osasuna players’ premiums, and the payment of signings for example, Sporting de Gijón or the University of Chile.Archanco pronounced himself this Tuesday at the second session of the trial in the Osasuna case, after this Tuesday former manager Angel Vizcay acknowledged that there were several outflows of money to pay for match fixing or bonuses to third teams to try to achieve the salvation of Osasuna in the First Division.The prosecutor asked Archanco about the money outflows that occurred in May 2013, which occurred, according to Vizcay, for the match-fixing, about what the former president has indicated that his signature does not appear and that sometimes “decisions were taken behind him.”Yes, he affirmed that before the possibility of losing the category, in 2014 the option of paying a bonus to Betis players to win against Valladolid was explored, considering that paying to win was not “predetermining the result”. Archanco has acknowledged that a payment of 400,000 euros was authorized for that game and has assured that it was Vizcay who made the “voluntary” efforts. “I didn’t order anything,” he said.last_img read more

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Leonardo: “I do not accept that it is said that Mbappé is a spoiled child”

first_imgPSG sports director Leonardo spoke at Channel + after the victory of his team against Olympique de Lyon (4-2). The Brazilian opined on the discussion between Kylian Mbappé Y Thomas Tuchel for the change, but although he blames the player, he does not accept the criticisms expressed on the French striker: “I heard things about Mbappé, about his personality. It makes me feel uncomfortable. If a player leaves the field and talks to the coach, he has the blame. We’ll talk about it and solve this. But to say he’s a spoiled child, I don’t accept him. Because he’s an adorable, very committed person and a fantastic player. “On the other hand, the Brazilian made a ranking of the five best players in the world, among which he placed Messi, Cristiano, Mbappé, Neymar and Salah: “In the Top 5, there is a 35 year old, a 32 year old and the other two are 28 and 21 years old. And these two are with us. Let’s rejoice. I’m a happy sports director. We should take advantage of that and stop talking about the problems. “. Flirt 1* Data updated as of February 10, 2020 Leonardo also explained that it is vital to have the template in shape to try to win the Champions League, for which no favorites are seen: “We say that this team is not ready, that Ligue 1 is not at that level.”center_img He recalled that every year, when the European qualifiers arrive, they question whether the team is able to achieve the title: “They say that the club does not know how to handle its stars and I want to understand the reasons why we have the right to be happy from time to time. The team is first with a twelve-point advantage. We have an incredible squad and our players are fit. Why do we have to be worried every time the eighths arrive? Why do we have to be stressed? It won’t be a matter of life or death against Borussia Dortmund. It’s just a Champions League game and I think the team is ready. If we win, it’s fine. If we don’t, the PSG will continue to grow. “last_img read more

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Calleri-RdT: the goal of a complementary couple

first_imgWhen Espanyol made the line-up public an hour before the game in El Sadar, Jonathan Calleri’s absence caught his attention. The striker, author of a hat-trick against Wolverhampton and substitute against Atlético, had earned the title since the arrival of Raúl de Tomás. Both formed a complementary society in the first four games of Madrid. Calleri’s work, his aerial game and his space races were the way to free the former Benfica, who scored in those meetings with the collaboration of the Argentine. In Vila-Real, a center of the tip itself finished off Tomás on goal. Against Athletic at home, both formed the pair in attack and again scored the Madrid with Calleri still on the pitch. As in Granada, in that penalty of discord that finally launched the parakeet itself. And finally, with Mallorca, in the first and only victory at home. Tomás scored in the 57th minute, before the 64 ‘replaced Calleri. Change of plan. But the injury of De Tomás, before traveling to Seville, opened the door to other variants and a system change that paid off at its premiere. Abelardo made a 4-2-3-1 with Calleri as the only reference and Wu Lei on the right side, a formula that was worth making a remarkable game and drawing (2-2), a valuable point. Formula, later, that did not give results in Valladolid. Before the expulsion of David López, Espanyol had been shown a harmless set. Before Atlético, the coach repeated with De Tomás instead of Calleri. Espanyol resisted Diego Simeone’s team and even went ahead with both Savic’s own goal, woven by Wu Lei and De Tomás.center_img “I was wrong in the lineup, I shit all the shit to me,” said Abelardo after the game, aware that the staging of the team was not the best, surpassed by Osasuna, without a clear game link. At the break he corrected with the entry of Calleri by Wu Lei, although it was not enough. Not even with his best attack did Espanyol increase his chances, which he only threw into goal through Darder in an individual action that the goalkeeper refused.Awaiting the course of the week, and with the meeting against Alavés on the horizon, Abelardo could use this pair of attackers again, aware that Espanyol is no longer worth even the draws if he wants to continue another year in First. And with Calleri and RdT in attack this Espanyol proved to be more dangerous.last_img read more

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United could put 80 million to take Saúl

first_imgUnited is behind Saúl because he senses that Pogba could leave. The midfielder is a player that pleases both Real Madrid and Juventus. At United, the general opinion is that Saúl is at the best moment of his sports career, he is the ideal age and would fit perfectly into English football.At Atlético it is a vital piece for Simeone. Proof of this is that he has played 37 of the 38 matches disputed so far. Only the match against Granada was lost due to accumulation of warnings. Either as a midfielder or a winger, Simeone has one of his regular players in Saúl. Saúl is the object of desire of the Premier. The Atlético midfielder, who turns 26 in November, is one of the most desired players by English clubs. Manchester United seems determined to take over the services of the player from the Atletico team, whose clause is 150 million euros. Sources close to the English entity assure that Manchester United would never reach that figure or even come close, since it is an economic amount that they consider disproportionate.At United they would be willing to reach a figure of around 80 million euros, more or less half the price of its clause. Saúl has a contract with the Madrid club until June 2026 and is in talks with Atlético to improve his contract. It is not the best time for this and it seems complicated that in this general crisis in football, the Atletico leaders can sign contracts on the rise.last_img read more

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Van Dijk: “I haven’t seen a game of mine since I was 18 or 19 years old”

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk gave an interview to the Liverpool website in which he explained how Liverpool footballers live and train during confinement. The Dutch center-back, who acts as a locker room leader with Henderson, confessed that he has not seen a game of his on television since he was 18 or 19 years old. Situation during confinement: “Obviously it’s been very surreal, kind of crazy. You’ve never experienced things like this before, you see this kind of thing on TV shows or movies, things you never face. The most important thing is everyone’s safety, that’s the main thing. “Way of training: “Yes, it is totally different. The body feels different and the mentality also. This period, along with the Christmas period, is the busiest and hardest period, also mentally, of the season. Now you have no idea what It could happen, you stay home and relax, you do other things, you play other games instead of soccer … It’s a totally different mindset. You’re not in the mood to play soccer. Obviously you miss it but there’s no waiting the right time to go out again. “ 4center_img Group sessions: “The fitness department tried to set up some sessions that we can all do together through a video call and I think it’s a good idea to get back together and see each other, see each other again. Other than that, you just run and try to do at least something every day. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we do a harder session to give the body what it needs because it can get lost quickly if nothing is done for a long time. It was fun. I need more yoga. It was good to see us again We also had a brief meeting with the boss, listening to him and what he had to say. Those kinds of things also help because everyone is in uncertainty right now, nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen. But those sessions help. “Acting as captain: “These things should happen naturally, but I talk to certain guys, as I always do during the season. The same goes for the boys in the team. I try to keep in touch with them because we are all in the same situation.”Whatsapp group: “Group chat is pretty lively. It says a lot about our team, everyone is part of it, no one is afraid to say something or try to be funny.”Consequences of coronavirus: “You have to be very patient, do the right thing, and stay home. We will all get through this if we do the right thing. I don’t mean to remove the positives from this because there are still too many negatives; there are many people dying and it is horrible. Follow the rules. , the restrictions established by the governments of every country in the world. That is the only way to overcome this, and we will do it. I do not doubt that at all. “You have not seen a game of yours from the age of 18 or 19: “I don’t watch too much football. Especially since this season, I haven’t seen any games, if I’m honest. I don’t know why. I only saw a game of mine when I played one of my first meetings with the Netherlands, when I played as a right back. I couldn’t believe what I was doing at the time! I saw that comeback match because I was 18 or 19 at the time and haven’t seen them since. I miss watching football and playing, but I think it’s a little difficult. I didn’t see none of Liverpool’s games this year, I’ve seen a couple of moments, but other than that, nothing. “last_img read more

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