Everything is more difficult without Valverde

first_imgThe statistics underline Valverde’s merits, without which everything is much more difficult for Madrid. While he is on the field, the partial scorer is overwhelmingly favorable: 31-4. Without it the data, although still positive, are less happy: 19-16. And now the Spanish Super Cup, a tournament that can finish picking up. The importance of Fede Valverde in this Real Madrid is such that its presence and absences are almost noticed. Without him in the Coliseum, Zidane’s team sweated seas in defense and saw his offensive flow diminished with respect to recent attacks. They saved the Courtois ballot and two isolated actions on Varane aerial balls, but those trees do not prevent to see the forest. The data indicate its importanceThat career for the sentence defines the impudence and power of a soccer player who even Zidane had gone virtually unnoticed. In fact, with Zizou himself he started 2019-20 without entering the plane to Vigo. Now Madrid is not understood without him, the eighth player in minutes (1,139) of the squad. Zidane pulled a manual topic in the press room to explain its substitution: “Everyone is involved. I have 25 players and they always play 11. In the end it is everyone’s question …”. center_img Fede entered the 70 ‘and his greatest merit was his Instant adaptation to the rhythm of the game and the commendable intensity of Getafe de Bordalás. He did not clash and began to cover the field, avoiding any possible disconnection in the final minutes. He provided eight passes (seven successful) or a clearing, but above all an assistance preceded by a spectacular gallop. In the discount he went to the rival goal like a rocket, gasoline was left over, and he ended up serving Modric 0-3, That accompanied very well and only had to push the ball to the net.last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH

first_imgPaddy McGrath will be a key man for Ardara in their Donegal SFC quarter-final against Naomh Conaill.In 2009, old foes Naomh Conaill and Ardara faced each other in the Donegal SFC quarter-final, it was expected that Glenties would dispose of their rivals at ease, but that’s not how it panned out.Ardara took Naomh Conaill to the pin of their collar and forced the game into a replay.In the subsequent replay, after sixty minutes the two sides still couldn’t be separated so the game was brought into extra-time. Naomh Conaill eventually won through in the end in what was a truly epic two-game club championship series.Five years have passed since that encounter, and since then Naomh Conaill have won a Donegal SFC, they defeated Killybegs in 2010, and also reached the Ulster Final that season.Naomh Conaill under the stewardship of Paddy Campbell have ambitions of taking the Dr Maguire cup back to Glenties.With Anthony Thompson, Dermot Molloy and Dara Gallagher at their disposal they have the firepower to do so. Ardara were unlucky not to reach the Donegal SFC final last year, after being narrowly defeated by one point by eventual champions Glenswilly.They’ll be hoping they can go one better this year, and would love to send their local rivals tumbling out of the championship and book a semi-final spot.They’ve enjoyed a consistent season, they’re a consistent team, and have a great championship pedigree.Naomh Conaill are expected to beat Ardara on Saturday, but the Ardara men will have something to say about that.It wouldn’t be surprising of this game needed another replay to decide the winner. The game is at Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town, with throw-in at 4pm.It’s going to be close and with a lot at stake, it’s hard to pick a winner.Naomh Conaill have greater experience in big matches, so they might just shade it.VERDICT – NAOMH CONAILL DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ArdaraDonegal SFCDonegal SFC PreviewGAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more