Spain’s World Cup-winning captain & goalkeeper Iker Casillas calls time on career

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first_imgMADRID: Spain’s World Cup-winning captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39.Casillas, a Real Madrid legend, suffered a heart attack during a training session last year and has not played any competitive football since April, 2019. He recovered to rejoin the ranks at Porto and was named in their squad for the 2019-20 campaign. Casillas, who led Spain to their first World Cup in 2010 and helped his country win the 2008 and 2012 European championships, had a low-key farewell from the club he joined in 2015 after spending 25 years at Real Madrid. “The most important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination that it takes you,” Casillas wrote on his Twitter account in Spanish. “I think I can say, without hesitation, that this has been the right path and the dream destination. Thanks.” With 167 international caps, Casillas has the second-most appearances for the Spanish national team, making him the joint tenth-most capped footballer of all time. Casillas burst onto the scene as a teenager at Real Madrid and went on to make 725 appearances for the Spanish giants — helping them win five LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns. Casillas said in February that he is keen on running for election as President of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Sec. General Administration, Gov. of Assam, Dispurlast_img read more

Wimbledon: Gauff Knocked out in Last 16

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first_imgBut she appeared out of sorts on court, calling on a doctor in the second set.Gauff had been bidding to become the youngest Wimbledon quarter-finalist since fellow 15-year-old American Jennifer Capriati in 1991.“I wasn’t feeling very well but I still played my best. I’m not sure what it was but I still had fun even though I was losing,” she said.“I learned a lot about how to play in front of a big crowd and how to play under pressure. I am really grateful for the experience.”Gauff’s meeting with 2014 Wimbledon semi-finalist Halep was the match everyone wanted to watch on Manic Monday, with Vogue editor Anna Wintour forced to watch from a staircase because of the bumper crowd.But the magnitude of the occasion appeared to get to Gauff, who showed signs of early nerves by having her serve broken in the very first game.She broke back immediately, and later in the first set almost went another break up when Halep double-faulted twice in succession, but scuppered two break points as Halep held serve.Yet unlike her cool and calm approach in previous matches, Gauff looked despondent after every game she lost, throwing her racquet to the ground and clapping her hands together in frustration as Halep broke her serve to go 3-2 up.Gauff was broken once more as Halep took the set before the second set started in exactly the same fashion, Halep breaking her young opponent’s serve at the first chance.Yet again Gauff immediately broke back, but she lost on serve again to gift her opponent a 4-2 lead, and Halep went on to hold match point on a break but Gauff rallied back.Gauff showed not a flicker of emotion as Halep eventually served out the set, not even stopping to greet the autograph hunters as she walked to the changing rooms.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Coco Gauff’s remarkable fairytale run at Wimbledon came to an end with a straight-set defeat by former world number one Simona Halep.Seventh seed Halep, 27, beat the 15-year-old American qualifier 6-3 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals, where she will play China’s Zhang Shuai.Gauff had beaten Venus Williams, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog on her way to the last 16.last_img read more

NCAA rulings are often out of touch

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first_imgThe NCAA announced Tuesday that Division I programs will be allowed to give athletes (including walk-on athletes) unlimited meals and snacks, according to a report from ESPN. This change comes partially off the heels of Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier’s comments regarding hunger following his team’s NCAA National Championship victory.Tense relationship · USC athletic director Pat Haden has criticized the NCAA for its alleged mishandling of USC football’s recent sanctions. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan“Sometimes, there’s hungry nights where I’m not able to eat, but I still gotta play up to my capabilities,” Napier told a stunned audience. Napier’s quandary was one shared with quite a few student-athletes in a heavily regulated college athletics landscape. As recently as last year, the NCAA had regulated the distribution of snacks to bagels, nuts and fruits to athletes at any time during the day. A reading of that bylaw, however, prohibited the distribution of cream cheese, and the “bagel law,” as it came to be called, quickly became a symbol for the NCAA’s over-regulation of college athletics.The bagel law was eventually repealed last year, but as of now the NCAA is facing perhaps the biggest push for the de-regulation of amateur athletics since its inception, so it comes as no surprise to me that it would be willing to loosen up a little bit. Though the allowance of snacks and meals seems like a big step for the NCAA, it fixes something that should have never been regulated in the first place. The fact that the NCAA was regulating which foods players were permitted to put in their bodies is unnerving enough. But to tell these athletes they can’t have cream cheese provided with their bagels? No wonder the NBA Draft seems like the ideal place for most college athletes to spend their would-be sophomore year.Look, I’m not an NCAA athlete, but if I was unable to afford food and some governing body told me that I wasn’t allowed to eat except for specific periods of the day as prescribed by NCAA bylaws, I might take issue with that. What’s actually the problem here isn’t simply the fact that the NCAA seems to be regulating the very means by which athletes sustain themselves on a day-to-day basis — it’s that the constant gamesmanship on the part of the programs contributes to the NCAA’s need to regulate such seemingly trivial matters so tightly.In a landscape where competition is the name of the game, it only serves to reason that a coach would seek to gain every single advantage permitted by NCAA law. In a way, it forces coaches and their staffs to become legal eagles on the black letter of the NCAA bylaws in order to gain any implicit or “uncovered” advantage not so stipulated specifically by law. Already the concern with the repeal of the bagel law was that coaches would start grilling steaks and serving them as “bagel toppings” to circumvent the NCAA’s draconian meal scheduling regulations.But the NCAA seems to be clinging to the vast majority of its existing regulations and the amateur status of its athletes, sometimes for its own sake. There is no reason why a governing body that just received $681 million for its television contract for the men’s basketball tournament alone, according to a report from the Indianapolis Star, should be telling athletes what to do or when to do anything. The fact remains that these are athletes who churn the gears of the NCAA’s massive moneymaking machine. Receiving a scholarship is all well and good, but the stress level of some of these athletes are on par with the scrutiny and attention received by their professional counterparts.I’m not advocating a complete breakdown of the amateur system — ideal as that might be for someone who attends USC, a college flowing with milk, honey and loyal booster money. I’m just saying that the NCAA should have the judicious council in place to learn the difference between regulating recruiting efforts and potential unfair advantages by the coaches, and legislating and over-regulating actual areas of athletes’ lives where they should have a reasonable expectation of freedom.Let’s face it, the NCAA isn’t going to start paying its players anytime soon when its student-athletes are guaranteed a scholarship. But the experience of receiving a scholarship is diminished by how intensive sports participation can be. The reality of college basketball is that there is, in fact, a much smaller window of time for scholarship-level athletes to dedicate to their studies and the overall college experience.To so strictly regulate the use of resources and impose completely asinine, punitive sanctions on those programs that do not comply with already-ridiculous rules is just the name of the game at the NCAA. But here’s to hoping that this lift on food restrictions is the first of a handful of de-regulating measures by the NCAA in response to the current fierce advocacy of the abolishment of the amateur system. Euno Lee is a senior majoring in English literature. He is also the Managing Editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Euno What Time it is,” runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

The Point After: JT Daniels is the right risk to take week one

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first_imgWhen head coach Clay Helton announced Sunday that true freshman JT Daniels would be taking over the helm as the Trojans’ starting quarterback for Saturday’s season opener against UNLV, he was taking a risk — albeit a calculated one. With a total of three collegiate games played — not started, but played — among the three rostered quarterbacks, the competition for the starting job among redshirt sophomore Matt Fink, redshirt freshman Jack Sears and Daniels started on a rather even playing field. The one wrinkle thrown into that situation was the fact that only a year ago, Daniels was supposed to be entering his senior year of high school while Fink and Sears began fall camp.For Daniels, just about all the tangibles and intangibles of a Power Five starting quarterback are there. Throwing for over 4,100 yards with 52 touchdowns in his final season at Mater Dei? Check. Collecting the best possible personal and team accolades possible in winning a state and national championship while being honored as the 2017-18 Gatorade High School Male Athlete of the Year? Check. Showing, by all accounts, wisdom well beyond his years and a capacity for the limelight that has become a necessity as the USC signal caller? Check.Yet, the inherent risk lies in a player who has only formally practiced with the team for a few months. Learning the playbook, creating chemistry with upperclassmen wideouts such as redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns and junior Michael Pittman: These are skills that can only come with time. In his eyes, however, Helton feels that Daniels’ time has come. His maturity is the quality that shines through more than any other.“As you can imagine JT was excited when we let him know,” Helton said. “But his uncanny maturity kept him focused on what is next.”As is with the theme of Daniels’ college career so far, the quarterback enters rarified territory becoming just the second true freshman to start a USC season opener since Matt Barkley in 2009. In fact, Daniels is just one of four to ever do so at USC, joining Barkley, Heisman trophy winner Carson Palmer and Cotton Bowl champion Rob Johnson.The biggest lingering question about Daniels is his ability to come in and ease the pain of transitioning from an all-time USC great in Sam Darnold to, well, anyone else. If anything, Daniels is a barometer of what kind of program the Trojans are at the moment. In the early 2000s, USC was able to replace Palmer with Matt Leinart, a Heisman trophy winner and two-time national champion. John David Booty, who won two Rose Bowls, would follow Leinart. Compare this to the years that would follow in which many talented, highly touted quarterbacks would fail to maintain the same level of excellence, and it leaves the Trojans in a state of flux.As much as Daniels will be interesting to watch for his own growth as a player, it will be even more appealing to watch what he does to continue Darnold’s legacy of success. Who knows? Maybe after all the fire Helton has come under since being hired two years ago, it turns out he’s just as great a quarterback whisperer as Pete Carroll. Certainly, it will take a few national championships with some Heisman trophies sprinkled in before we can properly compare the two, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility.In terms of what will be seen from Daniels now, it is unreasonable to have the same expectations for him that fans and media alike had of Darnold a year ago. Daniels, as good as he may be, is unlikely to be playing for a national championship this year. He may not even play for a Rose Bowl; currently the sights are set on taking the season one week at a time. Unlike Darnold, Daniels is in a situation where he can truly grow. First, while he has just come out of a quarterback competition in camp, he doesn’t have a five-star junior like Max Browne breathing down his neck. Second, Daniels gets real game action and plenty of practice reps to work with the first team offense, luxuries not truly afforded to Darnold until Week 4 of his magical 2016 campaign. Lastly, Daniels is a true freshman. At the very least, he will have a full three years to work in the USC system, establish his play style, and, even, bring USC back to the level it was at heading into 2017.For now, Daniels and Helton are just worried about UNLV, and they’ll let the rest of their bright future together fall into place.Jimmy Goodman is a junior majoring in communication. His column, “The Point After,” runs every other Tuesday.last_img read more

O’Neill confident of McGeady involvement in Euro qualifiers

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first_imgThe winger’s Everton future had looked uncertain after he was linked with a move away before last night’s transfer deadline.McGeady recently returned following a recurring hamstring problem.O’Neill says he has no problem using him if required.last_img

Nigerian Fans to Win Big with Betway’s Cup Challenge

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first_imgThe Cup Calendar Challenge promotion was launched on 14 June. During the 5-week promotion, customers will be rewarded for being active on the website. The more active a customer, the more they’ll be rewarded. The last Cup Calendar Challenge daily deal will be unlocked on 15 July, the date of the final in Russia.Founded in Malta, Betway has grown into one of the world’s largest betting companies. In addition to sponsoring a number of international football teams, Betway also sponsors international tournaments such as the Premier League Dart, Chaster Cup, and the prestigious UK horse race – Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As the football action heats up in Russia, Nigeria’s premier sports betting provider is rewarding fans with daily deals. The Cup Calendar Challenge promotion offers a unique giveaway or promotional offer every day during the tournament from the first game to the final.Fresh off its Passport to Russia giveaway, which saw a lucky customer win an all-expenses paid trip for two to watch Nigeria play, Betway is at it again with its latest promotion. During the 32 days of football action in Russia, Betway’s daily Cup Calendar Challenge deals will include chances to win TV sets, smartphones and Free Bets among other fantastic giveaways.“Betway is all about rewarding the passion of football fans,” said Lere Awokoya, Betway’s Country Manager in Nigeria. “We want to make the month of football action in Russia special for our customers across Nigeria. These daily giveaways allow us to reward our most loyal customers, offering us a chance to thank them for their continued support.”last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on Monday? TV schedule, start time for postponed Talladega race

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first_img(UPDATE: Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega was postponed to Monday due to severe weather. The race will start at 3 p.m. ET on Fox.)The TV channel for a NASCAR race is elusive enough in a normal season when Fox and FS1 trade broadcasts of Cup Series events through the first half of the schedule. The challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic make the “what channel is today’s NASCAR race on” question even more understandable. DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15All-Star Race (Bristol)FS1TBDSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remains as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races now will be presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox’s will close its coverage this season with the All-Star race at Bristol on July 15 before NBC takes over, but NBC will still broadcast the Brickyard 400 on July 5.The Cup Series races still postponed include events at Dover and Michigan. NASCAR’s next challenge will be finding dates for those races while it tries to sort out the rest of the 2020 schedule, but doubleheaders at those tracks in August are possible. Today, for the fifth time since NASCAR returned to live racing last month, the race will broadcast live on Fox. The Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, the second superspeedway race of the season and the first this year at NASCAR’s biggest track, will proceed on its new date with a start time of 3 p.m. ET.MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Monday’s race at Talladega is the ninth in NASCAR’s return on an altered, short-term schedule and the 14th race overall as it attempts to keep a 36-race Cup Series slate intact for 2020. For now, with remaining doubt about how NASCAR can construct its schedule beyond July given differing restrictions on gatherings of people from state to state, the short-term schedule only includes races through Aug. 2.The race at Talladega was added back to the Cup Series schedule after being postponed from its original date (April 26). The race will be the same distance as originally scheduled, 188 laps for a total of 500 miles with stage lengths of 60, 60 and 68 laps.Below is how to watch Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega, including the TV channel and live stream options.What channel is NASCAR on today?Race: Geico 500 at Talladega SuperspeedwayDate: Sunday, June 21 Monday, June 22TV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)Radio: MRNIncluding Monday’s race at Talladega, Fox and FS1 will broadcast five more Cup Series races. That includes the July 15 All-Star Race before NBC takes over to broadcast its half of the schedule.Below are the top 40 TV markets in the Unites States and the local Fox affiliate for each.MarketFox affiliate (digital/virtual channel)New YorkWNYW (5)Los AngelesKTTV (11)ChicagoWFLD (32)PhiladelphiaWTXF-TV (29)Dallas-Ft. WorthKDFW (4)San Francisco/Bay areaKTVU (2)Washington D.C.WTTG (5)HoustonKRIV (26)BostonWFXT (25)AtlantaWAGA-TV (5)PhoenixKSAZ-TV 10Tampa/St. PetersburgWTVT (13)SeattleKCPQ (13)DetroitWJBK (2)Minneapolis-St. PaulKMSP-TV (9)MiamiWSVN (7)DenverKDVR (31)OrlandoWOFL (35)ClevelandWJW-TV (8)Sacramento(KTXL 40)CharlotteWJZY (46)PortlandKPTV (12)St. LouisKTVI (2)PittsburghWPGH-TV (53)BaltimoreWBFF (45)Raleigh-DurhamWRAZ (50)NashvilleWZTV (17)San DiegoKSWB-TV (69)Salt Lake CityKSTU (13)San AntonioKABB (29)Kansas CityWDAF-TV (4)ColumbusWTTE (28)MilwaukeeWITI (6)CincinnatiWXIX-TV (19)Las VegasKVVU-TV (5)JacksonvilleWFOX-TV (30)Oklahoma CityKOKH-TV (25)New OrleansWVUE-DT (8)MemphisWHBQ-TV (13)BuffaloWUTV (29)As is the case for all the Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 this season, Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon will call Monday’s race at Talladega. Until further notice, they will do so remotely from the Fox studio rather than the booth at the track.What time does the NASCAR race start today?Date: Sunday, June 21 Monday, June 22Start time: 3 p.m. ETThe green flag for Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega will wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET.The 3 p.m. ET start time for the Talladega race is the second such start time for the Cup Series since it returned to racing last month, with the June 7 race at Atlanta being the other. The July 19 race at Texans and the Aug. 2 race at New Hampshire are the other two events currently confirmed on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule that will start at 3 p.m. ET.Talladega, Ala., is located in the Central Time Zone, so the race’s start time locally will be 2 p.m. ET. That’s notable considering Talladega Superspeedway does not have lights in the event the race is delayed again.NASCAR live stream for Homestead raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Monday’s NASCAR race at Talladega live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry Fox — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on June 4 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through July of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. According to Fox Sports, NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return last month:last_img read more

Kossuth County residents question proposed wind farm in southeastern part of county

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first_imgALGONA — The placement of wind turbines has become a hot topic in some areas of the state.There will be a public hearing in Winterset today on a proposed moratorium banning construction of wind turbines in Madison County for the next 27 months. Last Thursday, Kossuth County’s Board of Supervisors held a public hearing about a proposed wind farm in southeastern Kossuth County.Several people in the crowd asked whether the turbines interfere with television, radio or emergency signals. Tony Wellman, the site manager of an Alliant Energy wind farm in Franklin County, said the company has technicians who can be dispatched to investigate.“To upgrade antennas, different things like that,” Wellman said, “…different processes for different scenarios, whatever that scenario may be, to help eliminate that TV interference.”Others in the crowd asked if wind turbines interfere with GPS signals used to guide machinery through farm fields.“The Franklin County Wind Farm is 181 turbines…All of those locations are right out in agricultural fields, so they’re planting soybeans, corn, so on under the turbines,” Wellman said. “We have not had one GPS interference on a tractor for those 181 turbines.”The city council in Wesley passed a resolution last month, asking the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors to change the county’s wind energy ordinance and prevent wind turbines from being placed within two miles of a city.last_img read more

HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITA

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first_imgHIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITAAMERICA’S LARGEST ASIAN-THEMED NIGHT MARKET MARKS EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT SANTA ANITA BY AGAIN ATTRACTING YOUNGER ‘LESS TRADITIONAL’ DEMOGRAPHICARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2019)–For the eighth consecutive year, Santa Anita’s wildly popular 626 Night Market wrapped up another successful summertime run this past Sunday at The Great Race Place, as it attracted 345,684 on-track attendees over four separate weekends this summer.The 626 Night Market plays host to dozens of young entrepreneurs and offers attendees a wide array of live entertainment, as well as food and technological exhibits located in Santa Anita’s picturesque Paddock Gardens area and surrounding parking lots.“We’re thrilled that ‘626’ continues to introduce a younger, more ethnic and less traditional demographic to Santa Anita Park,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “We’re not only able to expose our Paddock Gardens and racetrack to a totally new audience, but we we’re able to engage with many of them in a way that we hope will encourage them to  come back to visit us during our live meets and become Thoroughbred racing fans.“By any measure, this is a golden demographic for us and we’re thankful for the opportunity to make new friends right here in our immediate market.”The brainchild of 38-year-old entrepreneur Jonny Hwang, “626” is patterned after similar events in his native Taiwan and has proven incredibly popular with young attendees who are based primarily in the San Gabriel Valley.“As we continue to evolve the 626 Night Market with diverse foods and activities, we attract more people from various areas of Southern California,” said Hwang.  “This enables our night markets to be a massive platform for showcasing chefs, entrepreneurs, and talent from participating communities.”Santa Anita, which will host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will reopen for live racing with its 23-day Autumn Meet beginning on Friday, Sept. 27.For additional information on Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Barça steamroller

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first_imgLogroño-BarçaLeague0-6 Barça-TaconLeague9-1 Barça-GranadillaLeague3-1 Barça-SeagullCatalunya Cup5-1 Juventus-BarçaChampions0-2 Athletic-BarçaLeague0-3 Espanyol-BarçaLeague0-4 Real-BarçaSuper Cup1-10 Tacon-BarçaLeague0-6 Barça-LogroñoLeague5-0 Sp.Huelva-BarçaLeague0-1 Seville-BarçaLeague0-2 Barça-MinskChampions5-0 Barça-MadridLeague5-0 Atleti-BarçaLeague0-0 Barça-LevanteLeague5-0 Barça-RayoLeague3-1 Barça-JuventusChampions2-1 Barça-BetisLeague3-0 Espanyol-BarçaCatalunya Cup0-4 Barça-DeporCup1-0 Barça-Sp.HuelvaLeague7-0 Barça-DeporLeague6-1 Intractable. This Barça has yet to find a rival this season. After 31 official matches – twenty-one in the League, four in the Champions, two in the Queen’s Cup, two in the Super Cup and two in the Catalan Cup – the azulgrana team remains undefeated, with two small punctures in the draws before Atleti (0-0) Y Lightning (1-1) in league. They are the only two spots in an almost immaculate record this season, which started with his tenth Copa de Catalunya trophy and in which they have already added the title of the Spanish Super Cup, in the premiere of the tournament in this category.Barça’s power is measured, above all, in its great scoring prowess. Those of Lluís Cortes have shown a great facility to see goal. Few teams have survived their goals, with an average of four goals in favor per game. So much so that 25 of his 29 victories have been for two or more goals, with eleven duels for five or more goals.Barça results in 2019-20 Minsk-BarçaChampions1-3 Barça-SevilleLeague3-0 Valencia-BarçaLeague0-4 Rayo-BarçaLeague1-1 Sp.Huelva-BarçaCup0-4 Barça-AtletiLeague6-1 In the potential scorer of Barça it is necessary to highlight the comfort that the team presents in its new fort, the recently released Johan Cruyff. 50% of the goals (125 in total) this season have come at home, with an average of 4.5 goals against the fan of Barcelona, who has not seen or tied or lost his team. In fact, the only two draws of Lluís Cortés’s came in Madrid. On Madrid soil it was also where the azulgrana signed their only game without seeing a door, after 0-0 against Atleti in Alcalá de Henares.Definitely, Barça’s numbers leave him as the most outstanding team so far this season. The Catalan team points to its fifth league title, a tournament that has not won since 2015, with a nine-point advantage over Atlético (2nd). But, it is not the only trophy that the Barça players aspire to lift after winning the Super Cup. Those of Lluís Cortés walk by the semifinals of the Queen’s Cup and are quarterfinalists in the Champions, competition in which they are the current runners-up. Everything looks very good for him culé team, whose future, like everyone’s, is uncertain due to the coronavirus health crisis. MatchComp.Beef. Atleti-BarçaSuper Cup2-3 El Tacon, first victim of Barça’s hitAmong his most massive goals is the historic 9-1 against Tacon on the first day of the First Iberdrola. A duel that generated a stir because it was the test of the future Barça-Real Madrid, It will come from next season when the Tacon officially acquired the name and symbols of the white club. The 1-10 that Barça endorsed Real in the final of the Spanish Super Cup was also not spared from the controversy, with reproaches by coach txuri-urdin for the presence of foreigners in the Barça team, which is precisely the club with the most Spanish women in the League. These two goals were accompanied by an unexpected 6-1 in the Clásico against Atlético or 0-6 by Tacon in Valdebebas, in a match that had hardly any media coverage. Madrid-BarçaLeague0-4last_img read more