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Half of the Spanish squad is from the quarry


The mass of the wage limit ‘pinned’ Spanish in the recently completed summer market. Those responsible for the sports area Perarnau and Jordi Lard (two men of the house) found a way to counteract the great handicap: sign players with parakeet DNA.

The three grown in the base football and that different circumstances led them to emigrate of the Catalan entity. Their incorporation have produced an unusual event in a Primera team: 12 of the 25 players in the squad are formed in the house perica. Pau, David Lopez, Gerard, lvaro, Aaron, Marc Roca, Ddac, Darder, Sergio Synchez, Javi Lopez, Melendo and Marc Navarro. The top 9 did not reach base football by chance.

They were discovered by Manel Casanova (EPD) father of the blue-white factory. He bet hard for them and signed them to endow the quarry with the best players, as in his day he signed Ral Tamudo for nine balls and a friendly against Gramanet (team from which came the top scorer in the history of Spanish in the league and the ‘pichichi’ of Catalan football). The 9 will play together for the first time in the top flight with their Spanish.


The cracks that in the end stayed in their teams


Numerous protagonists of soap operas of the market, like Alexis, Coutinho, Mahrez or Auba, have not moved. Many cracks were protagonists not only in the summer market but many months before. And yet all of them stayed at the end in their teams. This list includes, among others Philippe Coutinho , Riyad Mahrez , Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , Marco Verratti , Paulo Dybala , Ross Barkley , Diego Costa , Fabinho , Thomas Lemar , Virgil Van Dijk and even Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo .

In the same way that Barcelona failed to sign Philippe Coutinho (who will have to remain in Liverpool ) or Marco Verratti (another year at Paris Saint-Germain despite his desire to be Barca), Manchester City of Pep Guardiola and other suitors failed to convince Arsenal to sell Alexis SĖœnchez , who had an agreement with the citizens.

Mahrez frustrated pass to Roma

Mahrez asked Leicester in June to pass him, but the club rejected several offers from Rome , including a 50 million euros, until the club’s sports director Monchi threw in the towel. The Algerian sounded in the last hours of the market for Barcelona, but will continue to play for the ‘Foxes’.

A few months ago hardly anyone would have said that Aubameyang would continue to this day in Borussia Dortmund . His move to PSG was considered and he was close to Milan , but Ousmane Demb?l? went to Barcelona and Gabonese stayed. Peter Bosz , coach of Dortmund, could not lose both.

Paulo Dybala was also the target of Barcelona , but Juventus did not want to run out of their jewel. The Monaco transferred to Mbapp? (PSG) , Bernardo Silva and Mendy (City) and Bakayoko (Chelsea) , but did not let them go Fabinho (who apparently had an agreement with PSG ) and Thomas Lemar (unable to sign him, the Arsenal did not sell to Alexis ).


Piqu plays with his son Milan on the lawn of the Bernabeu


To the central one of the Red one did not affect to him the whistles that listened in the Bernab?u, where part of the fans also chanted his name
A Gerard Pique will not affect the whistles he heard this Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu during the Spain-Italy (3-0) , although some of the fans also chanted his name in unison to silence the boos.

Minutes after the end of the clash against the ‘azurri’, the central Barca , who declined to make statements in the mixed zone, jumped onto the lawn of the meringue coliseum to celebrate the important victory against the transalpinos playing the ball with Milan, his son greater, who wore a complete equipment of the Spanish selection with the number 3 that shines his father. Both had a great time and the moment was spectacular. In addition to Piqu?, other players also played with their children after the match, as was the case of Pepe Reina and David Villa.


Yarmolenko leads Ukraine

The new Borussia Dortmund striker scored a double that was the win against TurkeyIceland made life difficult by being defeated against forecast by Finland

Ukraine is the new Group I leader in the qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup after their 2-0 win against Turkey and after the Croatia-Kosovo match was suspended in the 21st minute with 0 -0, due to the poor state of the playing field of Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium because of the rain. If weather conditions permit, the meeting will resume this Sunday. The team of Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric , now to a point in Ukraine , will seek victory to regain the first place. Meanwhile, Iceland made life difficult by losing (1-0) to Finland by surprise.

At Maksimir Stadium water made soccer practice almost impossible and put players at risk of injury. The two teams and the refereeing body retreated to the locker room, and a few minutes later the captains ( Modric and Samir Ujkani ) and the Swedish referee Stefan Johannesson went out again to examine the field. Since it was still raining, the meeting will resume today.

Andriy Yarmolenko celebrated his signing for Borussia Dortmund and his 70th match with Ukraine scoring both goals against Turkey (31st international), which put his team at the top of the group. Ukraine , with 3 matches, has 14 points, one more than Croatia and Iceland and 3 more than Turkey .

Iceland got into trouble when they were surprised by Finland , who won thanks to a goal from the foul work of Alexander Ring.

Message from Morata to Real Madrid


The former striker of Chelsea and adds more goals of Benzema and Bale together in this start of season The former Merengue recalled that, as a starter, “in Madrid never played five matches in a row”

Alvaro Morata , who closed the bright 3-0 of the Red against Italy in the Bernabeu , already accumulates more goals than Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in this beginning of course. The Madrid striker adds three goals, two with Chelsea and one with the selection, while French and Welsh only carry one per head. Even playing all three of the same games (5), the white ex-striker has played 223 minutes, 188 less than Benzema and 176 less than Bale.

Morata has sent a message in the last hours to Madrid after his signing this summer by Chelsea in search of more minutes. The Madrid striker continues to lament that he has not chained five games as a starter in the Merengue team. The most he achieved was four in a row in the starting eleven (the European Super Cup and the first three League games ) at the start of last season.

The signing market was closed on Friday without the striker who claimed the Madridismo and also got to publicly ask Zinedine Zidane . “We are worse without Morata, we lack a striker”, assured the French in preseason.

A month later, when it was inevitable to pass the desired Mbapp? to PSG, Zidane rebuffed and stated before the premier league in the Bernabeu against Valencia that “I do not want another striker, I will have Borja Mayoral . ” The white fans, however, are skeptical with the performance of the youngster Mayoral, who only scored twice with German Wolfsburg last year.


Chelsea signed Costa to avoid legal problems


On Friday closed the signing market in Spain (Saturday in England) but the soap opera with Diego Costa, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid as main actors will continue to write chapters. The last one was the inscription of the player by the English club in the definitive list for the Premier League.

Already it was in the provisional that occurs when the competition begins and also it is in the definitive one after that there has not been news with the situation of the Hispanic-Brazilian.

Something that was foreseen and that Chelsea has contemplated from the first moment to avoid any type of problem, since Diego Costa could have clung to it to force its exit in case of presenting a complaint, something that from its surroundings had been thought but which, for the moment, has been discarded.

This does not change at all the road map they have at Atletico Madrid to undertake the operation involving the return of the Lizard to the mattress. Because although he is registered and, in a remote option, made peace with Conte and get to play in the Premier, could be transferred in the winter market, which is when Atletico can sign up.

Another different thing would be that Chelsea inscribed Costa in the list for the Champions and played in that competition. Then I could not do it to the orders of Simeone in the eliminatory ones.

If he did not play, yes. In any case, the British entity has already presented to UEFA its roster of 25 players for this competition (all clubs had until 1 September to do so) although the European body has not yet made it official.

Of course, several English media point out that, for the Champions League , Diego Costa has not been registered, unlike the Premier, where Chelsea has counted on him to avoid legal problems.


Zapata: With Brazil there will be a great battle and we have to get three points


Barranquilla (Colombia), Sep 2 (EFE) .- Colombian soccer defender Cristian Zapata said Saturday in Barranquilla that next Tuesday’s match against Brazil for the 2018 World Cup qualifier “will be a great battle” in which should get the three points.

Speaking to reporters before the training that the coffee-maker held at the Metropolitan Stadium, Zapata said that “it will be a difficult match with the best team in South America, which is already classified and has shown its solidity in each of its lines” .

Regarding the great offensive power that Brazil has, Zapata said that “it is a test for everyone especially in the defensive part” because he considers that they will encounter “with players of world-class and unbalanced.”

For Zapata, who has played for five years at AC Milan, the point scored in Venezuela last Thursday in the sixteenth round of the South American qualifiers will be useful if they get “the three points at home.”

On the way Colombia will face Brazil and especially his star Neymar, Zapata said that “he is an important player, one of the best there is at the moment”, so he showed his hope that they can control him, “being always attentive to him and arriving with several men to control his attacks “.

Another player who attended the press was Boca Juniors midfielder Edwin Cardona, who stressed the importance of playing as local in Barranquilla “with a player as important as James Rodriguez.”

“Venezuela has already happened and we are only thinking about Brazil,” he said.

“We have to make a smart match to win the points and get closer to qualifying. With Brazil it will be a different game to Venezuela, because they come undefeated with many games won since the coach took that group, but we trust in us and we know we can do them a lot of damage, “Cardona said.

On the return of James Rodriguez, he noted that “with him, football becomes easier.”