Net, KO for a sprained left ankle

first_imgThe truth is that Neto is not having excessive fortune in his first season as a Blaugrana. After breaking the scaphoid of the left hand during the preseason, the goalkeeper has again suffered an accident in the form of injury during the Copa del Rey match against Ibiza. This time it is not as serious as the one he suffered in his hand – he will not need to go through the operating room -, but he could be at least two to three weeks off. Everything will ultimately depend on the degree of sprain injury in the left ankle that will be evaluated on Thursday after the relevant tests. There is no doubt that Neto is having a discreet passage through Barcelona. To his hopeful premiere against Inter Milan (1-2) in the Champions League, in the rest of the games he has played his participation has been very deficient. Both in the LaLiga derby against Espanyol (2-2), and in the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético (2-3) and now in Copa del Rey against Ibiza (1-2) their performance has not raised expectations initials. It also happens that Neto has not yet premiered at the Camp Nou. In principle, the loss of Neto will be occupied by the goalkeeper of the subsidiary, Iñaki Peña, who this season has entered the dynamics of the first team, at least in most of the training. In any case, and as the tight schedule comes, Net could perfectly miss both the knockout stages and the quarterfinals if they finally qualify, since both qualifiers are scheduled for January 29 and February 5respectively. Obviously it would not be available for LaLiga matches that Barcelona will play against Valencia, Levante and Betis.last_img read more

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Williams denounces racist shouts in the Espanyol field: from the bottom he heard “uh, uh, uh, uh”

first_imgThe referee did not notice the insults and has not reflected anything in the minutes, so it will be difficult for a fine or action taken by LaLiga. In the recent Barcelona derby with Piqué as the protagonist there were also insults. Thebes himself, president of the LFP, has condemned the events in the parakeet stadium: “Today we have taken a step back in the work started years ago, the violent incidents of Barcelona and Valencia, the racist insults to Williams they do a lot of damage to all Spanish football, LaLiga assumes its responsibility, we will look with the clubs where the mistake is. “Once the game was over, Williams received a touch of attention from Garitano for the bad moment he lives.” you have to demand goals, “he said. He is on his way to breaking the record for consecutive games, held by Larrañaga (202). Athletic statement:Athletic Club rejects and expressly and strongly condemns any expression, manifestation or violent act.The Athletic Club, a hundred-year-old entity that advocates for sport and football without violence, wants to strongly condemn the incidents prior to the Cornellà match.We believe in a healthy sports rivalry, without confrontations beyond sports and in which only hobbies that respect the rival above any condition and result have a place.Zero tolerance with any sign of violence.Unconditional support for hobbies that understand football as a meeting point between different, peaceful and plural.Espanyol reacted on social networks:The @RCDEspanyol strongly and explicitly condemns any sign of racism on soccer fields. The club is already investigating the incidents of racist character uttered by a few against Iñaki Williams. Our support and solidarity. Today we have taken a step back in the work started years ago, the violent incidents of Barcelona and Valencia, the racist insults to @ Williaaams45 they do a lot of damage to all Spanish football, @the league assume your responsibility, we will look with the clubs where the error is.– Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier) January 25, 2020“I’m going a little sad because of the draw and because I have suffered racist insults. It’s something that no player of any race wants to hear. It’s something that is totally out of place. People have to come to the stadium to enjoy football and encourage your team. This is a friendship sport, as a team, it’s a sad day. ” Iñaki left the stadium very hurt. Part of the background began to reproduce the screams of a monkey and the forward burst: “Sons of a bitch all”. When he went to the bench, he explained the incident to his colleagues. Muniain notified the referee Sánchez Martínez. More calm, he valued: “It is a shame that such cases continue to be seen.” Espanyol and Athletic studied the case and made a separate statement. LaLiga is entering this type of insults hard. Recently in Vallecas a match was suspended for insults to Zozulia, Albacete player. Williams has lived a bitter noon in Barcelona. He is in a bad moment and has suffered racist shouts from the bottom where Espanyol ultras are accommodated when he retired to the band after being replaced in the 69th minute by Raúl García. The Athletic striker left the pitch on the bottom where the ultras are located and from there shouts of “uh, uh, uh, uh” were heard, just as Movistar’s cameras caught. In the same images you can see the player very angry and responding with several “motherfuckers” to those who insulted him.The rojiblanco already lived a similar episode in El Molinón years ago, when the match was stopped and they were asked to stop by public address system. The rojiblanco forward turned to the stand from which the insults came in an attitude of indignation. In mixed zone he wanted to downplay that episode, but he looked annoyed. “We are all people, regardless of nationality or skin color. People have to come to see the person, the soccer player, and enjoy football, not to insult him for being from another country and another color, ”he said at the end to Euskal Telebista, not wanting to give more trouble to the problem. Radicals of both teams have engaged in a fight before the game, in which chairs have been blown up from a hospitality shop.last_img read more

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