UCA’s Svensson Wins Second Women’s Golfer of the Month of the Season

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first_imgHonorable Mention: Hanna Alberto, Sam Houston State; Madison Frerking, UIW. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Emma Svensson is the April Southland Women’s Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland monthly awards are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Svensson last won the award in February. Teammate Fernanda Lira claimed the March honor.center_img Golfer of the Month: Emma Svensson, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Halmsted, SwedenSvensson was the top finisher at the MSU Jan Weaver Invite, carding a one-under 143 score in the two-round tournament. The senior from Halmsted, Sweden, paced a UCA team that won the 14-team tournament by 13 strokes. She finished with a low round of 70 following a 73 in the opening round. UCA completed its regular season with a first place team finish at the weather-shortened Murray State Jan Weaver Invitational on April 6. The third round was canceled due to snow and cold temperatures. The team now looks ahead to the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Tournament in Montgomery, Texas, this upcoming Monday through Wednesday.last_img read more

SFA’s Harris Shines Internationally to Claim Southland Weekly Honors

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first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin guard/forward Kevon Harris is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Harris’ efforts in Europe earned him a spot on the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Goliath Bracket All-Tournament Team. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Guard/Forward – Ellenwood, Ga.The junior knocked down 7-of-13 shots from the floor, tallying 15 points while pulling down 10 rebounds to fuel SFA’s 66-51 over the Panthers Saturday in Belfast. The double-double was the Lumberjacks’ first of the season and Harris’ scoring and rebound totals were each game highs. Harris recorded a double-double to help the Lumberjacks to a 66-51 win over Milwaukee in their final game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland. A day earlier in Belfast, the Georgia native poured in a team-high18 points in SFA’s 76-58 setback to then-undefeated San Francisco.center_img Saturday’s win marked the 1,500th win in program history for the ‘Jacks and first victory on international soil. SFA, now 5-2 on the season, returns to game action Friday when they host Louisiana Tech. The game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN+ and via the ESPN app. Honorable Mention: Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State; Nick Garth, Lamar; DeAndre Jones, Central Arkansas Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

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first_img60% $67,011 4 2 0 63% Jerry Hollendorfer9 2 Win% 4 $180,555 1 $302,211 $132,486 7 ITM% $110,395 2 2 67% 50% 0 Alfredo Marquez5 $105,642 CLOCKER WEIGHS KY. DERBY CHANCES OF LOCALS 4 7 $239,331 4 0 Doug  O’Neill18 44% 40% JockeyMts 73% 2 50% Kent Desormeaux8 40% 2 $77,442 2 6 0 0 0 23% 3rd 2 0 1st 5 25% $339,440 1 4 2 0 $64,504 3 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 40% 1 50% 1 CLOCKER GIVES IMPROBABLE DERBY EDGEAndy Harrington has been assiduously clocking horses at his Club House locale sinceSanta Anita’s two-tiered meet began last Dec. 26, so who better to solicit an opinion from on locally based three-year-olds that will try to win the 145th Kentucky Derby a week from today?He has been meticulous in his observation of not only Richard Mandella’s pre-race Derby favorite, Omaha Beach, but Bob Baffert’s daunting threesome of Game Winner, Improbable and Roadster, each with impeccable records and legitimate chances to capture the first jewel of the Triple Crown, to be decided over 1 ¼ miles at Churchill Downs.” Game Winner’s last couple drills have been terrific since he’s come out of the Santa Anita Derby,” said the 55-year-old Harrington, who grew up in San Diego and has been at his trade since 1990. “He runs well every time; he’ll run through glass to beat you. Whether he’s good enough or not is the question, but I do think he’ll show up.“Improbable has always been my personal favorite, particularly because he’s a flashy work horse, a pretty chestnut. He’s always done everything rather easily. I think there’s still a mental upside. Baffert tried blinkers in the Arkansas Derby, but he’ll take them off Saturday.“I think Bob’s probably got him where he wants him. He’s got more upside than some of the others.“Omaha Beach has been the flashiest workhorse you’ve ever seen, and that’s since last summer at Del Mar. He caught all our stopwatches every time. The switch to dirt obviously woke him up, or maybe he’s matured, too.” Roadster surprised me a bit; he just keeps coming at you. I liked his last gate drill (1:13.60 on April 20). He seems like he’s held his weight well since the Santa Anita Derby when he ran down Game Winner.“I could see Roadster winning, but he needs the right trip, although he’s exceeded my expectations along the way, and maybe that will continue.“If I had to pick one horse now before the draw for post positions Tuesday, it would beImprobable. He’s always been my favorite.“But I hope a horse from California wins. We sure could use it.”SOI PHET DEFENDS TITLE IN CRYSTAL WATER STAKESSoi Phet returns in the Crystal Water Stakes today, almost a year after posting a 47-1 upset in the race when he won by a nose under Alonso Quinonez, who is back aboard.Now 11, the California-bred Tizbud gelding trained by Leonard Powell has not raced since last Sept. 8, when sixth in the E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos. Soi Phet was believed to be the oldest horse ever to win a stakes at Santa Anita when he captured the Crystal Water at age 10 last year.The 42-year-old Powell felt Soi Phet had considerable upside when he claimed him for $16,000 at Hollywood Park on May 23, 2013.“At the time, he had all his conditions,” Powell explained. “He had only won a maiden 20 ($20,000), he was a non-winner of two (races), he was a Cal-bred, it was the spring of 2013 and the Del Mar meet was coming up with very generous purses.“When I took him, it was because he had conditions left and I felt I could move him up.” Eight stakes wins and a million dollars in earnings later, Powell was assuredly right.The Crystal Water, race five of nine: The Street Fighter, Aaron Gryder, 5-1; Hardboot, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; Tule Fog, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Brandothebartender, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Soi Phet, Alonso Quinonez, 4-1; Accountability, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and The Hunted, Tiago Pereira, 7-2.IRISH-BRED DEBUTS FOR SADLER IN SINGLETARYJasikan makes his U.S. debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Singletary Stakes for three-year-olds at a mile on turf and John Sadler is expecting a solid performance from the Irish-bred colt recently purchased by principal clients Kosta and Peter Hronis.“We bought him last fall in Ireland,” the trainer said of the son of Bated Breath, who has had only two career starts, both in his native country, winning under 131 pounds as the favorite against 12 rivals last Nov. 9.“He’s a really good-looking horse and we’re ready to get him started.”The race is named for Singletary, winner of the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Mile under David Flores at 16-1 for trainer Don Chatlos at Lone Star Park. The horse was named for legendary Chicago Bears’ linebacker Mike Singletary.The Singletary, race five of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: Rijeka, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Jasikan, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Shining Through, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Big Scott Daddy, Aaron Gryder, 4-1; King of Speed, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Urban Light, Tiago Periera, 12-1; and Neptune’s Storm, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Gift Box works 5 furlongs (Sadler) 4-27-19Ohio works 4 furlongs (McCarthy) 4-27-19Hostess works 5 furlongs (Callaghan) 4-27-19 38% $45,840 Mario Gutierrez18 3 15% 0 0 4 3 2 $68,553 69% 2nd 5 IRISH-BRED READY FOR U.S. DEBUT IN SINGLETARY 2 4 $176,766 25% 14% $73,742 Aaron Gryder17 $71,862 75% 4 ITM% Michael McCarthy4 Carla Gaines5 Geovanni Franco13 2 0 Money Won 1 Mark Glatt14 $64,269 47% 25% $148,511 7 2 Flavien Prat20 Peter Miller8 0 14% 11% 2 1 2 1 TrainerMts 1st 2 70% 67% 2 3 80% 33% 2 5 $26,000 YOUNG-AT-HEART SOI PHET BACK RACING AT AGE 11 56% 2 4 22% 38% 28% $168,064 43% Tiago Pereira23 3 33% 33% 1 2 1 31% 3 3rd 2 1 (Current from April 12 Through Friday, April 26) $63,540 Vladimir Cerin10 $48,139 Phil D’Amato discussing Bowies Hero and S Y Sky ahead of their next starts at Golden Gate FieldsJack Carava discusses Zaffinah in the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate FieldsBellafina works 5 furlongs (Callaghan) 4-26-19Game Winner works 7 furlongs (Baffert) 4-26-19Secret Spice (Outside) in company with  Madman work 5 furlongs (Baltas) 4-26-19Roadster (Inside) works 6 furlongs (Baffert) 4-26-19FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box, prepping for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day, May 27, worked five furlongs this morning in 1:01 for John Sadler . . . Santa Anita Oaks winner Bellafina leaves Monday for Churchill Downs where she is favored to capture the $1.5 million Kentucky Oaks next Friday. Trained by Simon Callaghan for Kaleem Shah, Bellafina worked five furlongs yesterday at Santa Anita in 1:01. “It was just what we were looking for,” Callaghan said. “It was a standard work, she went well and looks good this morning.” Callaghan indicated there was no undue pressure being the favorite. “I’d rather be favored than not,” he said . . . There were 166 recorded workouts at Santa Anita this morning, 28 on the training track . . . Santa Anita-based Rafael Bejarano, Geovanni Franco, Mario Gutierrez, Flavien Prat, Diego Sanchez and Jorge Velez all ride on the 13-race San Francisco Mile card at Golden Gate Fields today. 1 63% George Papaprodromou8 2 1 Robert Hess, Jr.9 $70,751 1 $82,182 $77,173 1 61% Rafael Bejarano31 1 80% Drayden Van Dyke19 Michael Pender6 3 Win% John Sadler16 2 Brice Blanc6 $137,987 2 Victor Espinoza8 50% 29% 1 4 2 $310,842 Edwin Maldonado16 6 0 45% 13% 5 33% 21% 50% GIFT BOX BREEZES FOR GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA 1 15% 1 60% 3 44% 4 50% 1 1 0 $40,582 William Spawr5 Philip D’Amato6 48% Joseph Talamo20 25% 2nd Peter Eurton8 Andrew Lerner3 27% 0 25% $51,117 33% 68% 17% Ruben Fuentes28 $101,517 12% 20% $58,560 50% 13% Flor de La Mar in company with  Acaro work 5 furlongs (Baffert) 4-26-19Simon Callaghan talks Bellafina following her final work before the Kentucky OaksXBTV Saturday: What to watch for at  Santa Anita Park on April 27th, 2019 0 Money Won FAVORED BELLAFINA ‘LOOKS GOOD’ FOR KY. OAKS 9 22% Heriberto Figueroa16 Richard Baltas11 2 0 0 $56,640 50%last_img read more

Wales make five changes to line-up

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first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: Cory Hill Wales: Hallam Amos, Josh Adams, Scott Williams, Owen Watkin, George North, Rhys Patchell, Aled Davies; Rob Evans, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, James Davies, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Bradley Davies, Josh Turnbull, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Tom Prydie. Aled Davies, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis and Owen Watkin also come into Warren Gatland’s line-up, with Hadleigh Parkes (finger) and Samson Lee (back) ruled out through injury. Jenkins will play blindside flanker, while Elias and Francis will make their first starts of the tour in the front row alongside Rob Evans.Aled Davies will line up alongside Rhys Patchell at scrum-half, while the back three remains unchanged after Wales’ opening victory in San Juan. Gatland said: “Looking at the objectives of this tour, we are right on track, we have won two games from two but more importantly we have exposed players to Test match rugby and given more opportunity and that was the aim coming in.”We might have picked a slightly different team if it was just about results but it is about more than that, it is about building for 2019 and we are on the right track. “Both Cory [Hill] and Ellis [Jenkins] have been great on tour as co-captains. This week with them both in the side we have just gone for a bit of continuity with Cory doing the job as he did last weekend.”Team Announcement: Wales make 5 changes for final summer tour test. @coryhill_ remains captain with Ellis Jenkins, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis, Aled Davies & Owen Watkin all coming into the side to face @lospumas v pic.twitter.com/q93XhElCl3— Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) June 14, 2018last_img read more

A ‘blind’ Bale against the goal

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first_imgAt this point, in his six previous campaigns in Madrid, he always improved the figures he is signing, even in courses in which, as it has happened in this, the injuries are having an important weight in their performance. Last season, without going any further, I had ten targets at this point; The 2014-15 and 2015-16 courses remain the best for him, since on January 17 he had seen the door up to 12 times, in both cases. And in 2017-18, in which he had played practically the same thing that has participated in this campaign (999 minutes that course; 937 ’in the current one), He had seven goals, more than triple that in this 2019-20.It is also true that fortune is being elusive, has been able to score several times and always lacked or a few centimeters left over. As on November 26, when he had in his boots the goal of victory against PSG in the Bernabéu (2-2); his direct foul ended up crashing into the post in the final minutes. Or in the Classic League on December 18 at the Camp Nou, when he finished off the net a Mendy pass, but the play was canceled by a very just offside from the French side. Gareth Bale sees no door. A footballer like the Welshman, who during his career has demonstrated more than enough ability to find a goal (104 goals in 245 games since he arrived in Madrid), he is going through an unusual drought that, in turn, keeps him with his worst statistics since he landed in the white club in 2013. He has only scored in a game of the 14 that has played this course, a double to Villarreal on the third day of LaLiga, on September 1, 2019. Tomorrow, in the duel against Sevilla, 140 days will have passed since that meeting in La Cerámica and the British goal scorer has not moved. Accumulate 686 minutes without scoring; its record dates from the end of the 2010-11 season and the beginning of 2011-12, when added 916 minutes without reason to celebrate a target, still wearing the Tottenham Hotspur shirt. The numbers portray the worst Bale as a Real Madrid player, since his signing was consumed on the last day of August 2013, in exchange for 101 million euros.last_img read more

Atlético cries against another penalty by Casemiro in a derby

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first_img32nd minute of the Bernabéu match. Atletico, through Saul, finds a gap between the defense of Real Madrid and the ball ends with Morata entering the Madrid area. Casemiro, on the spot, contacts Morata, who falls to the ground. Estrada Fernández considers that there is no penalty. The Catalan referee gestures that the rojiblanco striker gets up and from the VAR they understand that the action should not be revisable. Cerezo, at the end of the match, showed the outrage of Atlético with this play and with this referee. It is not the first time that Atlético feels harmed in this type of actions. 32nd minute of last season’s derby, campaign 2018-19, also at the Bernabéu. Koke center from the band and the ball hits Casemiro’s arm, which cuts the direction of the ball. The rojiblancos remain of the action. Martínez Munuera, referee of the match, does not see a penalty. From the VAR González González does not see penalty either. Casemiro was, again, protagonist of a very controversial play. The derby of last season in the Wanda Metropolitano was also controversial. And also featured Casemiro, who was not penalized in any of the doubtful actions of these derbies. In that match, in minute 66, Casemiro contacts Morata, but the play does not deserve to be a penalty. The referee is Estrada Fernández, the same one who whistled yesterday at the Bernabéu. In the VAR, Martínez Munuera also does not give indications that he can review the play before the protests of the rojiblancos. Estrada Fernández, Martínez Munuera and González González. In none of the three derbies mentioned did they understand that Casemiro did anything to commit a penalty. There was a hand, a possible zancadilla and a possible tackle from the Real Madrid midfielder in the three mentioned derbies. In none of the actions, at least controversial, since former members of various media outlets agreed, the VAR entered.last_img read more

Zidane: “I’m sad, when something is lost, something happened …”

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first_imgSad. “Yes, when you lose something has happened. Four goals … you have to analyze it. Until this game we made it phenomenal. Not now. It can happen. It doesn’t change what comes to us. It’s a bad time but we have to look forward to it.”Hurts. “It hurts. You have to tell the truth, nobody likes a defeat. You have to continue, it’s over.”Rotations. “The squad is always involved, we are all together. Four goals are many, the plan to rotate, they will prove it. You have to keep fighting.”Only three midfielders. “When I put on a team I think he can do well. Sometimes we are wrong. There is a rival who plays and they did it well. We had mistakes that we don’t usually make. When we win we do it all and when we lose, we all together.”Is there a similarity with that elimination in the Cup with Leganés? “There are no similarities, it is not the same rival, nor the same thing … That was a double game and we lost here playing badly. This time it was not the case. We had mistakes, but it was football. You have to accept these games.”Miss Casemiro. “I was not in a position to play. There were others. We don’t have to look for excuses. We know what Case can give us, but there are no excuses.”VAR and cut the pace of the game before a comeback. “It can hurt, but that won’t change.”Why the Copa del Rey is choking. “It’s football, you could lose a League game as you could lose this. You have to think about the League.”Four goals against the best defense of Madrid in recent decades by statistics. “It’s not just the goalkeeper and the defenders, they’re all. It’s not their fault that they’ve received four goals. It’s tough, it’s true, but you don’t have to eat your head. We can accept that we can lose games.” Zinedine Zidane appreciated the elimination of Real Madrid in the Cup. The coach, in the flash interview, was disgusted by the defeat (3-4).Painful removal: “This is football. From time to time things do not go our way. We have been a difficult game, we have tried until the end and the reaction has been good. Even losing 1-4 we have believed. We must congratulate the rival, it’s like that. We have to accept defeat. It’s the team we have. We fought until the end. We made defensive mistakes and we weren’t good in the first half. We had difficulties and the Royal Society played well. This is football. I’m sad. yes, but when something is lost, it has happened. We must keep thinking that this is long. There is a game on Sunday and that’s it. Think about the next game. “His worst day on the bench in Madrid?: “No. In the game no, but in the defeat yes. Four goals at home is difficult, but nothing needs to be changed. We must continue with what we are doing. It was known that there are difficult games in the season and the rival He deserved the victory. “I walk ahead: “The message is to follow. We will not change anything we want to do. It hurts, because losing does not like anyone. We must accept it.”Crucial low: “Casemiro was wrong and that’s why he has been out. There are more players who also play and fight and today we had to do it with those who were.”Hobby. “It has been spectacular. They were with us supporting the players. They thought it could. We thank them. In the end we have to continue. These are complicated moments because we had not received goals for a long time and today we got four. Something has happened . We will rectify and analyze what happened to us. “Afterwards, Zidane went through the press room of the Santiago Bernabéu to analyze the elimination of Real Madrid from the Cup.Sensations. “Feeling bad because we lost at home. We tried until the end. The second part was better. With 1-4 we tried, we fought. It was not possible because the opponent played very well. We were bad in the first part in the pressure. Then we had defensive mistakes. We were able to get the room, but we will get things to learn for the future. “last_img read more

Alarm in Madrid by Hazard

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first_imgThe invoice of the visit to the Ciutat de Valencia was much deeper for Real Madrid than the simple defeat, already hurtful and that causes him to reach the Bernabéu Classic with Barcelona as a solo leader; In the last two days the white team has let five points of six escape, dismantling its safety net in LaLiga. An injury that was all misfortune: Hazard produced it himself, trying to block a ball in the front of the white area, in defensive tasks. He left the action with obvious limp and the alarms went on on the white bench, remembering that ankle is the Achilles heel of the Belgian: it was already operated in that area in June 2017, surgery in which a plaque was placed titanium. After being injured at the end of November before the PSG, Madrid opted for a conservative treatment that took him out almost three months (in which whites knew how to survive without him). Bad luck is primed with Hazard, which has lasted two games and 139 minutes after reappearing against Celta.Today he will undergo tests to see the extent of the problem, although Zidane did not seem optimistic that he could be against City and Barça: “The feeling is bad, it doesn’t look good. It has been damaged where it was already injured … Let’s see if it is a small thing. “ It is also his third injury in his first season of white: to which he suffered in the right ankle against the PSG must add a muscle break in the anterior rectus of the left thigh in mid-August, which made him miss all three first days of LaLiga. He has only been able to play 15 games of 36 … Forgotten is the solvency with which Madrid accumulated 21 games without losing and lifted the Spanish Super Cup in the East; doubts sprout now with the visits of Manchester City (Wednesday, February 26) and Barcelona (Sunday, March 1) at the gates, high voltage duels in which Hazard’s contest seems unlikely. The Belgian’s injury was the lace in one day to forget in Orriols. He left in minute 66, leaving his place to Vinicius, limping ostensibly and with obvious gestures of pain in his right ankle, the same as He already had this course out for 82 days because of a microfissure in the perimaleolar zone.last_img read more

Those indicated by Eder Sarabia: Semedo, Piqué, Arthur …

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first_img“Shit, shit, shit is that. The fucking long shit passes“he said in reference to a long shipping by Gerard Piqué. Minutes later, he repeated the same words when Ter Stegen He took the ball off. Eder Sarabia was completely unhinged by a rival, Karim Benzema, who took a doctorate in his usual ability to go out to meet and partner with his teammates: “There again. Benzema again does what goes out of his tail“. Quique Setién directed, together with his second Eder Sarabia, his first Classic this Sunday. However, what they expected did not happen on the grass and Sarabia got out of shape on the bench. So much so that #Vamos’ cameras caught him with an ostensible anger, leaving phrases like “does nothing to do“or”It’s not a bus pass, it’s an inside pass“. The Goal of Goal He also followed the Blaugrana assistant and has published another video in which nothing is left for himself. But Gol’s images focus, above all, on an unkind benevolent analysis of the game of his pupils. The noon news also includes, like #Vamos, the famous phrase “does nothing to do” and He attributes it to Nelson Semedo: “Why He doesn’t do anything he has to do. Suddenly he starts playing and throwing when he has to play the ball … I shit on D ***“.Arthur yes he was praised after a good action, although the second of Setién got mad when the Brazilian was erratic. “Arthur again, again … I shit in the host“or”it is impossible to take a fucking ball“These are the two examples presented by Gol. He also had for De Jong, when he did not press on the pressure:”Why are you leaving? Why are you leaving there?“.The dressing room, annoyingAs AS learned, Quique Setién has already had to chat with Eder Sarabia on some occasion to calm him down. It is common to see something altered in games and training, something that does not make excessive grace to the template culé. So much so that the first coach knows about the difficult management of the costumes and He doesn’t want any problem with his trusted man. In his time at Betis he already had some setback with rivals like José Luis Gayá and Barcelona does not want to repeat such episodes.last_img read more

Everything is possible in Granada

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first_imgThe city has turned over with the team. Flags in the streets and balconies, fans in the previous training and there will be the reception of great appointments. If in Bilbao, San Mamés was the number twelve player, Los Cármenes will not be left behind today. Full to the flag in a stadium that has remained small. Because the field will be the great weapon of the Nasrids. At home, before his people, the Granada team has only lost three games and has conceded eight goals in thirteen games, leaving the goal to zero in seven games. There is one of the keys: do not fit.Diego Martínez will bet again on three centrals and two lanes. Already in Bilbao it changed on the fly before the flood of Basque occasions. Since then, It has been its star system and is giving very good results. The coach, who made many rotations against Celta in LaLiga, will re-align his eleven gala with the only absence of Soldier, by penalty. Without the tip, a hero against Valencia in the quarterfinals, Carlos Fernández will be the only reference. Garitano also meditates returning to the defense with three centrals or continuing with four. The victory against Villarreal has reinforced the team. The technician’s doubt is who will supply Dani García, capital for the Basques. San José, lacking rhythm, will be his substitute.Athletic comes as a favorite, but everything is possible in Granada … A little over a year ago, Granada fought in the Silver Category for a promotion that had already resisted a course before. A disenchanted hobby, a half-empty stadium and a team that conveyed nothing. Then Diego Martínez landed by Antonio Monterrubio and the club took a turn. The fans were excited again, the team won and in a single season Granada again rubbed shoulders with the greats of Spain …It seemed difficult to improve last season, but “Everything is possible in Granada.” If not, ask Manolo Escobar and his mythical film from the early 80s. No one imagined that this group of friends would win Barcelona (2-0), get the leadership of the First Division alone after 46 years or reach almost the best levels in history in the Copa del Rey. And today, without pressure and with great enthusiasm, Granada wants to continue writing a story that only a year ago seemed impossible. It is 90 minutes from the second Cup final of its history. The previous one was 61 years ago, that one of bad memory after falling 4-1 against Barça. The Basques arrive with an advantage, the 1-0 they achieved in the first play in San Mamés. Athletic could kill then, but it didn’t and He left alive a Granada that grows in Los Cármenes. Martinez’s were clear that it was a 180-minute game and, in Ecuador, they have a comeback result.last_img read more