Month: September 2023 (Page 1 of 8)

‘186.2 billion’ striker almost joined Aston Villa… but “didn’t want to return to the Premier League”

João Felix, 23, almost came back to the Premier League. But his choice was Barcelona.

“Aston Villa agreed to sign Felix on loan, but he rejected a return to the Premier League,” British outlet CutOffside reported on Monday.

“Felix did not want to play for Atletico Madrid. “Aston Villa wanted Felix, but he only wanted to move to Barcelona,” the report continued, “after spending the second half of last season at Chelsea. We finalized the loan move on deadline day.”

Atletico Madrid legend Paulo Putre revealed that he had discussed the future with Felix’s agent, Jorge Mendes. “At the beginning of July, when there was an agreement between Atletico Madrid and Aston Villa, Felix’s side said no,” Putre told Spanish outlet Cadena Ser.

Felix has been touted as the next Cristiano Ronaldo since he came through the youth ranks at Benfica in Portugal.

He made his debut for Benfica’s first team in the 2018-19 season, and in July 2019, he donned an Atletico Madrid shirt. At the time, his transfer fee amounted to £113 million, the highest in Atletico Madrid’s history.

However, he did not prove to be worth his price tag. In 131 total appearances, he scored 34 goals and provided 18 assists. This season, he was even less involved. He has five goals and three assists in 20 games, but only 11 of them have been starts. In La Liga, he has started just seven games. An uneasy relationship with coach Diego Simeone prevented him from getting a chance.

He eventually moved to Chelsea in the January transfer window. He scored four goals in 20 games after his move. He started 11 of their 16 Premier League games, showing his influence in the team. Despite Chelsea’s dip in form, Felix is reportedly happy with his post-transfer life. He expressed his desire to stay at Chelsea next season.

However, Chelsea were struggling financially. They couldn’t afford to pay Felix, especially with new manager Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, 토토사이트 and they lost interest in him.

Felix’s first priority was to leave Atletico Madrid. Aston Villa were interested, but Felix’s dream club, Barcelona, was his destination. After a season-long loan, Felix has scored three goals and provided two assists in six games in a Barcelona shirt.

Doosan’s dominance in the fall, now overtaking rivals for third place…”We were united in front of a full house”

Doosan’s form in the fall is frightening. The team reignited the third-place fight by sweeping rival LG, which was 2-9 this season.

The Doosan Bears won the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the LG Twins 3-1 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Tuesday. Fourth-place Doosan extended its winning streak to two games against rival LG and closed the gap on third-place NC to 1.5 games. They are 69 wins, 2 ties, and 60 losses on the season.

Starter Kim Dong-joo pitched six innings of two-hit ball (one homer) with two walks and two strikeouts to earn his third win of the season (five) in about four months, his first since May 12 against KIA in Jamsil. He was followed by Kim Myung-shin, Kim Kang-ryul and Jeong Chul-won, with Jeong earning his 12th save of the season. The offense was highlighted by Yang Seok-hwan’s tying solo home run in the fourth inning and Kim Jae-ho’s wedge double in the eighth.

Doosan head coach Lee Seung-yeop said after the game, “Starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju did a great job in a high-pressure game. “Yang Seok-hwan hit a home run at a crucial moment, and when we needed an extra run in the ninth inning, the best player in the team, Kim Jae-ho, came through,” said Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop after the win. 토토사이트

He also thanked the fans who filled the 23,750-seat stadium. “The players were united today in front of a full house. Thank you to the fans,” Lee said sincerely.

Doosan will look to sweep the three-game series on October 1 with ace Raul Alcantara. LG will call on Lee Ji-gang.

‘Hangawi Joljeon Disaster’ Jeonbuk falls to Daegu at Anbang, losing 1-3!

Jeonbuk Hyundai fell short against Daegu FC at home.

Jeonbuk fell to a 1-3 defeat against Daegu in the 32nd round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Jeonbuk’s Final B fears became a reality as they fell to their knees with a loss rather than a win against Daegu.

Daegu, on the other hand, earned a valuable three points against Jeonbuk, giving them a green light to advance to Final A.

Jeonbuk deployed a 5-4-1 formation. Gustavo formed the front line, with Moon Sun-min, Meng Seong-woong, Boateng, and Han Kyowon in the second line. Jung Woo-jae, Koo Ja-ryong, Petrasek, Hong Jeong-ho, and Ahn Hyun-beom formed the defense, with Jung Min-ki in goal.

Daegu went with a 3-4-3 formation. Edgar, Vasellus, and Ko Jae-hyun led the attack, while Hong Chul, Lee Jin-yong, Park Se-jin, and Jang Sung-won formed the midfield. The defense was made up of Cho Jin-woo, Hong Jung-woon, and Kim Jin-hyuk, while Choi Young-eun wore the goalkeeping gloves.

The balance of the game was broken early on by the away team, Daegu. Just 14 seconds in, Ko Jae-hyun scored the first goal with a right-footed shot after receiving a pass from Edgar. They capitalized on the momentum and widened the gap with another goal. In the seventh minute of the first half, a deflected shot by Vaselus found the back of the net and gave Jeonbuk a 2-0 lead.

After being down by two goals, Jeonbuk fought back. In the 18th minute, Gustavo connected with a cross from Jung Woo-jae, but it went wide of the goal. Then, in the 24th minute, they opened the scoring. After Han Kyo-won’s shot hit the post and flowed into a second ball, Boateng struck a simple mid-range shot into Daegu’s goal to keep the chase alive.

Daegu pulled out their substitutions. In the 30th minute, they took off Vassellus and brought on Lee Geun-ho for a tactical change. Jeonbuk continued to pull the reins. In the 37th minute, they had a chance. Ahn Hyun-beom connected with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box, but he put his head down as it went wide of the goal. In the 39th minute, Gustavo continued to knock on Daegu’s door with a rebounded shot.

Jeonbuk continued to attack. They struggled to find an equalizer. In the 40th minute, Moon Sun-min unleashed a winding kick from near the arc, but it went wide of the goal. The score remained 1-2 at halftime. 스포츠토토

Jeonbuk came out aggressively in the second half. In the eighth minute of the second half, Petrasek’s header hit the post, and on the ensuing second ball, Ahn Hyun-beom’s shot went just wide of the goal.

“Hwang will make a difference” British journalist gives ‘thumbs up’ to ‘4 goals in 7 games’ Hwang Hee-chan

He is becoming the team’s ace.

“Journalist Dean Jones has named Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) as the player who will transform Wolverhampton,” said British media outlet Give Me Sports on Sept. 29 (KST).

Hwang has been in superb form this season. He has scored three goals in six Premier League games. This is certainly a departure from his previous streak, given that the most goals he has scored in a season since joining Wolverhampton is five. He also scored the opening goal against Ipswich Town in the 2023-24 English Carabao Cup on July 27.

That’s four goals in seven games in all competitions. After utilizing Hwang as a substitute at the start of the season, head coach Gary O’Neill has begun to actively use him as a starter.

However, the situation at Wolverhampton is quite the opposite. They are 16th in the Premier League with one win, one draw, and four losses. To make matters worse for Hwang, Wolverhampton have lost every game he’s scored in. They’re in such a bad way that they just suffered a 2-3 shock loss to lowly Ipswich Town.

In truth, Wolverhampton’s struggles were somewhat predictable. Before the start of the season, manager Julen Lopetegui abruptly left the club after falling out with the club. O’Neill took over in a hurry, but he hasn’t really stabilized the team yet.

He sold several key players, including Hubin Neves and Matheus Nunes. Meanwhile, he’s struggled to find solid replacements.

Dean Jones believes that Wolverhampton are currently too reliant on Pedro Neto. Neto has one goal and four assists this season. Here, Jones points to Hwang Hee-chan as a player who could help solve Wolverhampton’s reliance on Neto. He gave the player a thumbs up, saying he could make a difference at the Molineux Stadium in the future. 먹튀검증

Seattle pulls off dramatic upset…Toronto Magic No. 2 ‘in place’

The Seattle Mariners came from behind to win in dramatic fashion.

The Mariners won a 3-2 home game against the Texas Rangers at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, on Monday night.

It was a dramatic win. Trailing 1-2 heading into the top of the ninth inning, the Mariners took advantage of a faltering Aroldis Chapman to close out the game.

Carl Lally and Dylan Moore led off with back-to-back singles and a wild pitch put runners on second and third.
Chapman walked Ty Prance to load the bases before eventually retiring the side.

Back-to-back walks to Mike Ford and Josh Rojas against reliever Jonathan Hernandez deepened the deficit, but J.P. Crawford ended the game in dramatic fashion with a line drive to left field to plate both runners.

It was Crawford’s fourth career game-winning hit. It was also his first game-winning hit with the team trailing.

The outcome of the game also had implications for the Toronto Blue Jays across the continent.

Toronto’s magic number to clinch a postseason berth remained at two.

They still have one more day to clinch a postseason spot on the 30th. First, they need to beat the Tampa Bay Rays outright.

After that, they’ll have to wait for the results from across the continent. If Seattle loses to Texas, or if the Houston Astros lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks, they’re in.

A Houston loss would clinch it, as it would give them a two-game lead over the Astros with two games left. Toronto has the better head-to-head record against Houston, so they will advance in the event of a tie.

Toronto players have been up until the wee hours of the morning in some cases, watching games in the West and then popping the champagne caps. 토토사이트

One way or another, a postseason berth is precious. “I don’t care what form it takes,” head coach John Schneider said.

‘Angry water bottle basher’ China says coach also ‘temperamental’, keyDF exit “due to overwork”

Chinese national team head coach Dejan Durjevic, who will take on South Korea in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games, has expressed his frustration with the tight schedule.

“We played four matches in eight days,” Durjevic said after China’s 1-0 win over Qatar in the round of 16 at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday. According to international rules, a maximum of three matches are allowed in seven days,” he criticized. South Korea also played four games in eight days from Sept. 19 to 27, including three group matches and the round of 16.

Serbian coach Durdevic also blamed “overwork” for the sending off of key defender Jang Sun-roong for a collision with an opponent just before the end of the second half. Zhang had started all four games. “When players are overworked, their body and brain function decreases, which affects their ability to communicate and make judgments, which means their reaction time slows down and their decision-making becomes inaccurate,” Durjevic said in a press conference, according to China’s

In fact, later in the day, when things didn’t go his way, Dudevic threw a water bottle out of his hand to show his anger. 레모나토토 It seems that Chinese players and foreign coaches are not immune to getting upset.

China’s squad is not in the best shape ahead of their quarterfinal match against South Korea next month. Chinese media reported that Zhang Sunrong is out through suspension, forcing Zhu Chenjie, who is currently recovering from injury, to play. Midfielder Gao Tian is out through accumulation.

After losing two key players, Dudevic said, “We have 22 players in the team. I can replace the absentees with other players. It doesn’t affect my formation,” he said. “I hope the injured players will return,” he said, admitting that it’s not easy to pick a lineup at the moment.

South Korea and China split a pair of friendlies in June in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. At the time, China’s rough play resulted in injuries to Korean players such as Uhm Won-sang. “The June match is already in the past. “Korea is very strong,” he said, adding, “We will respect them in the press conference, but when we go out on the field, we will try to win. Dudevic plans to use a 4-2-3-1 formation, similar to the last four games.

More than 38,000 fans attended the last match between China and Qatar. An even larger crowd is expected to chant “chayo” (fighting).

“In the end, it’s all about selection against Taiwan” Liu Zhong-ilho’s arrival in Hangzhou is the last ‘worry’ for him

The baseball team has arrived in Hangzhou in search of a fourth straight Asian Games gold medal. The team’s composition has changed. You have to pick the ‘best’ with the resources you have. The key is the starting pitcher.

The baseball team, led by coach Liu Zhong-il, arrived in Hangzhou via Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on the afternoon of the 28th.

Liu was the first to arrive, smiling and raising his hand in greeting. Other coaches and players followed suit, greeting fans as they arrived.

“It’s hot,” Liu said with a smile, then added, “We have two days left. We have to choose our starting pitcher, and there are things to prepare. I will prepare well so that we can move up to the top of the group.”

“There are coaches who went to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. They said, ‘We’re in much better shape than we were then.’ Especially the pitchers, they all seem to be in good shape,” he added.

On the batting side, “I think Yoon Dong-hee is in the best shape. I’ll decide whether to put her in the second or sixth spot based on her training. As for the batting order, it’s almost 80% in the practice games.”

South Korea has been paired with Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei in baseball at the Asian Games. The other team is likely to be Thailand. The key will be against Taiwan. A team with seven minor leaguers. That’s a lot to take in.

It depends on how well the starters pitch. Kwak Bin and Moon Dong-ju are the “two top aces” in the lineup. That remains to be seen.

Coach Ryu Jung-il said, “I’m worried about starting against Taiwan. It’s either Kwak Bin or Moon Dong-ju. We have Park Se-woong, but for now, Kwak Bin and Moon Dong-joo are our aces. Anyway, when we go up, we will meet Japan or Taiwan, and then Kwak Bin or Moon Dong-ju will have to go out again.”

There are other variables to look at. The stadium environment. This naturally leads to defense. 메이저사이트 “They just laid new artificial turf. We expect the grass to be a bit longer. We’ll also have to see the soil conditions. We’ll check it in training,” he said.

“We’ve been working a lot on defense, especially with players from different teams. There are differences in signing plays, calls, etc. We focused on that for four days after the call-up.”

South Korea won three consecutive gold medals in Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang 2018. They will try to make it four in a row. The first game is against Hong Kong on Oct. 1, followed by Chinese Taipei on Oct. 2.

‘Monster’ Acuña Jr. hits 40 homers, 70 doubles…first in MLB history

Atlanta Braves’ “Freak” Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) has completed the unbelievable feat of hitting 40 home runs and stealing 70 bases in a single season.

The 26-year-old went 2-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored, one RBI, and two stolen bases in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the Chicago Cubs at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on Monday.

Most notably, Acuña Jr. stole two more bases to reach 70, as he had 68 prior to the game.

Having previously surpassed the 40-homer plateau to become just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to join the 40-40 club, Aquino Jr. now has an unprecedented 40-70 record after going 30-60.

Currently ranked second in batting average (.336), fourth in home runs (41), first in stolen bases (70), and first in slugging percentage (.414), Acuña Jr. is a strong candidate for the National League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award this season.

After being silent in his first three at-bats, Acuña Jr. led off the bottom of the eighth with a single to right. He then stole second base for his 69th stolen base of the season. Aji Albies followed with a single to center field, scoring Acuña Jr. to tie the game at 3-3.

With the game tied 4-4 heading into extra innings and Atlanta trailing 4-5 in the bottom of the 10th, Acuña Jr. stepped up once again. With runners on first and second, Acuña Jr. singled through the right side to put runners on first and second to tie the game once again.

He then stole second base to reach the coveted 70-steal plateau.

After the milestone, Atlanta ended the game. Albies followed with another RBI single in the eighth to bring in Acuña Jr. for the 6-5 final. Acuña Jr. came home to celebrate with his teammates. 레고토토

Atlanta, which clinched the East title early, improved to 102-56 with the win and clinched the top seed in the postseason.

The Cubs, meanwhile, fell to 82-76 and will be in a tough wild-card race down the stretch.

Kim, can I go to fall baseball? There’s only one “if.

Kim Ha-seong’s dream of extending his life continues for the San Diego Padres.

The Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 in a doubleheader at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, on Monday (Nov. 28).

The game was won in 10 extra innings. It was their first extra-inning win in 13 tries this season.

The win puts them at 79 wins and 80 losses, one step closer to a .500 record.
The number of games to officially be eliminated from postseason contention remained at one. The Chicago Cubs’ loss to the Atlanta Braves in extra innings earlier in the day means that they are not “mathematically” out of contention yet.

So, is there even a “what if” scenario where San Diego can make the postseason?

There is only one case.

First, the Cubs (82-76) and Miami Marlins (82-76), both of whom have four games left, must lose all four of their remaining games. Both teams play Atlanta and the New York Mets on Sept. 29, respectively, before closing out the regular season with a three-game series against the National League Central-clinching Milwaukee Brewers and a three-game series against the postseason-eliminated Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Cincinnati Reds, who are 81-78, need to finish their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 30 with either a sweep or two wins. That would put them completely out of the wild-card race.

After a day of rest, the Padres fly to Chicago for a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox and will need to win all three games.

If that happens, all three teams – San Diego, Miami, and the Cubs – will be tied at 82 wins.

Major League Baseball uses head-to-head record to break ties in the standings. If three teams are tied, the head-to-head record of all three teams is combined to compare them.

San Diego is three games behind the Cubs, but has a four-game lead over Miami, and Miami has a four-game lead over the Cubs.

Adding up the head-to-head records, San Diego is 7-6, Miami is 6-6, and the Cubs are 6-7, giving San Diego the final wild card spot. 스포츠토토

That’s a scenario that would require all 13 games to go their way. A single win by the Cubs or Miami in the next day or so would clinch San Diego’s elimination from the postseason before they’ve even played their final series.

Still adamant, Tench “Sancho’s problem? It’s up to him”

The coach is adamant. He doesn’t even want to talk about players and conflict.

Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 in the EFL Cup (League Cup) for the 2023-24 season at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on Sunday (April 27).

It was a one-sided affair. United took the lead in the first half through goals from Alejandro Garnacho (19) and Casemiro (30) before adding a 10th-minute consolation goal from Anthony Martial (28) in the second half.

In his post-match interview, head coach Eric den Haag was asked about a player who has been in conflict recently. “I don’t know, it’s up to him (how to resolve the conflict),” Van Gaal said of Jadon Sancho’s (23) current situation. I don’t comment on players who are not playing,” he said firmly.

On April 4, British media outlet The Guardian reported, “Sancho has described himself as a scapegoat. The comments cast doubt on his future at Manchester United”. 메이저사이트

The fourth round tie against Arsenal was a problem. In his post-match press conference, Van Gaal cited “poor training performance” as the reason for Sancho’s exclusion. Sancho took to social media to refute this claim.

“I’m not going to listen to something that’s not true at all,” he said, “I’ve trained well. I think there’s another reason (for his exclusion). I’ve been scapegoated for a long time. It’s not fair.” Van Gaal chose Alejandro Garnacho, 19, and Facundo Pelestri, 21, as bench options for Arsenal.

Sancho’s protest continued. He said: “I’m just happy to play football and contribute to the team. I respect all the decisions of the coaching staff. I’m playing with a fantastic group of players. I know that every week is a challenge.” In Sancho’s absence, United lost 1-3 at Arsenal.

The mood in the locker room was turned upside down. The players seem to have turned their backs on Sancho. According to a report by ESPN on September 9, the team is fed up with Sancho’s behavior. The players are tired of his attitude. They are in full support of Van Gaal. Aside from Sancho, the majority of United’s players are satisfied with Van Gaal’s management of the team.

Van Gaal has given him a chance. But Sancho rejected Van Gaal’s request for a public apology. The club came down hard. “Sancho has breached a disciplinary matter,” the club said through official channels, “and he is excluded from first-team training for the time being. He will only train privately until the matter is resolved.”

The team’s own disciplinary measures are even stronger. Sancho was not only banned from training, but also from using the first team facilities. He’s not even allowed to eat with the first team. According to the Mirror, Sancho was reportedly eating in the same cafeteria as United’s academy players.

Players have even been giving him advice directly. According to Sky Sports, veteran United players convinced Sancho to apologize directly to Van Gaal. The Sun reported that the players were Harry, who also played with the England national team.

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