first_imgAnother intrahistory saves the second. Madrid came to the crash making the rubber, hoping to grab a Barcelona in Valverde that ruled the domestic championship with an iron hand. And Zidane tried to repeat what crowned him in the Spanish Super Cup: marking the man from Kovacic to Messi. The Zidane paid for it and dismounted in the second 45 minutes. Goal of Suarez in 54 ‘, Messi himself in 64′ and Aleix Vidal in the discount to practically sentence the League before Christmas and leave the coach assuming his approach error. The bad garter belt would be forgotten in the Kiev Olympic Stadium with the thirteenth (3-1). With Bale again substitute, although this time he put on the hero layer of the finals with his double to Liverpool.Reuters’); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Messi surpassed the marking of the Kovacic man and condemned Zidane’s tactical decision.Reuters If the Zidane player debuted with victory in his first Classic League in the Bernabéu (2-0) in November 2001, thanks to the goals of Morientes and Figo, The Zidane coach still does not know what it is to celebrate that situation. It is true that the sample is not wide. There are two occasions when Barça has visited Madrid with the Frenchman on the benches, but in both he has stolen the three points. The first complicated the only League won by Zidane on day 33 of 2016-17 (2-3), the second was a hard blow (0-3) in the first round from 17-18 of a league championship without history that tyrannized the Blaugrana team (scored 14 points at Atleti and 17 at Madrid). While the last of the four consecutive failures occurred almost a year ago. The Solari Madrid was disarmed before the solidity of Piqué and Lenglet and the effectiveness of Rakitic, which marked the only goal of the match (0-1). Vinicius and Reguilón, the triumphs of the Argentine, were not very remarkable of a white set that stood twelve of Barça and signed his league surrender. The Classic was the second summit of the trident that Solari could not overcome in his black week: elimination takes place on February 27, defeat in the League on March 2 and elimination in the Champions League on day 5. On the 11th, Zidane would return to take command of a white ship whose course is still trying to straighten. A victory on Sunday would end the ghosts surrounding Messi’s and company visits and allow Marseilles, and Madrid, take off the Barca spine at once. At the furthest in time came the whites launched and willing to sentence the League and left with the Catalans to three points and with a victim: Gareth Bale. The winger reached the game and his performance in the clash showed that his recovery was not total. Outcome? Replaced by Asensio in the 39th minute, wasting a change that could have revitalized his team later and undermining the confidence professed by Zidane and the stands of Santiago Bernabéu. Neither Bale sinceró, nor Zidane perceived it, but the biggest victim was the player. Madrid won the League and Champions double, but Cardiff’s was not the game in the final won to Juventus (1-4) at Millennium Stadium from his hometown. This Classic was the first chapter of a book of disagreements that this season does not stop accumulating weight. Sergio Perez & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Moment in which Gareth Bale leaves the pitch, injured.Sergio Perez (REUTERS)center_img Although not all episodes at the Bernabéu with these actors bitter Zizou. The Supercopa of Spain of 2017 was the confirmation of the superiority of a Real Madrid that lifted its seventh title with the Frenchman in front. Without Cristiano, but with Asensio. The Mallorcan knocked down the door of ownership in the absence of the Portuguese on the basis of left-handers, like the one that opened the scoring four minutes after the confrontation. If the Super Cup was sentenced from the first leg (1-3), the return served to confirm how Barcelona remained knocked out by Neymar’s departure. White party choral that surely dream to repeat to end the league curse.DANI SANCHEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Madrid celebrated the achievement of its tenth Spanish Super Cup.DANI SANCHEZ (DAILY AS) No home wins since 2014-15And is that the ‘scenic fear’ of Santiago Bernabéu does not seem to affect the Football Club Barcelona lately. If the Blaugrana visits in the League are cursed for Zidane, they are no less so for Madrid as a whole. You have to look back to remember the last local victory in a Classic garter belt. Until October 25, 2014, more concretely. The team led by then by Carlo Ancelotti defeated Luis Enrique 3-1 and it was placed to a point of the azulgrana set. Cristiano, Pepe and Benzema would overcome both Neymar and achieved a victory that would not prevent Barça from raising the title with two points of advantage.TO the two games with Zidane in front must be added the 0-4 that suffered a Rafa Benitez that began convincing, but installed the runrún in the stands after the blushing defeat suffered at the hands of Luis Enrique and his. Luis Suarez twice, Neymar and Iniesta were, together with the Cheryshev case in the Cup, and the irregular garter march the main executioners of the Madrid coach.last_img read more

first_imgAgnieszka Radwanska said she was “shocked, like everyone else” when Maria Sharapova revealed Monday that she failed a drug test in January at the Australian Open.”It was a very sad day for tennis, that’s for sure,” Radwanska said Wednesday at BNP Paribas Open at The Indian Wells Tennis Garden.Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep used much the same words while discussing Sharapova’s positive test for the drug Meldonium.Sharapova said she had been taking the drug since 2006 to help deal with a magnesium deficiency and other health issues, but wasn’t aware the World Anti-Doping Agency had added it to the list of prohibited substances this year because she hadn’t looked at the updated list.Halep, the defending women’s champion in the Indian Wells event that started Wednesday, called it “a tough moment for the sport, a bit disappointing,” and Kvitova said “I hope it will not affect the tennis world. I hope that the fans will still like tennis.” (Hold your horses on Sharapova: Navratilova )Men’s star Rafael Nadal termed it “terrible for the world of sport in general and for our sport especially.””It’s terrible because the sport must be clean and must look clean,” Nadal said. “We have a good anti-doping program and the players who are not doing the right things are going on trial, so we will see how it goes.”Nadal said he lets his doctor keep track of the changes on the prohibited substance list and is “100 percent confident with my team” and knows everything he is taking. But he also knows that nothing is foolproof.advertisement”It’s difficult to imagine that something like this can happen, but there’s always mistakes. Everybody can have mistakes. I want to believe that for sure it’s a mistake for Maria, she didn’t want to do it, but there’s always (the possibility) that it’s negligence.”The rules are like this and now she must pay for it.”Halep said she personally checks the WADA update each year and “always when I take something I turn to the people that are taking care of this, the anti-doping, and everything is sure. If you take something you have to check very carefully before.”Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, said: “I think it’s something which we all should know, what we are taking and what we are putting into the body,” and thinks Sharapova made “a huge mistake.”Radwanska called it a mistake as well, but she can understand how it happened.”I’m scared because I know every pill can have something (prohibited) in it,” said Radwanska, who said she has been tested three times this year. “So when I’m sick I’m just taking aspirin because I’m always afraid there’s going to be something else in it (medication). “Kvitova said in one way the incident can be a positive for the sport because “I think this is the kind of example that we see that they are trying to have a clean sport. I think the system is working and they are doing a good job.”What none of them knows or would even speculate on is what penalty Sharapova might face. The International Tennis Federation’s anti-doping program regulations recommend a four-year ban if the violation was intentional and a two-year ban if it was accidental.”For sure it’s a sad day for tennis but what can I say more? We’re all waiting for what they’re going to do about it and that’s it,” Radwanska said. “I don’t know. I have no idea what they going to do.”last_img read more