The perfect fire – AS.com

first_imgIt seemed that the only thing that could alter the Barça in San Mamés, in addition to the unique atmosphere that is lived in the Cathedral, were the nightmares of Paris, Turin, Rome or Anfield. This weak-minded Barça smelled like psychological thriller and corpse in Bilbao. But the thing has risen in temperature to the point that the culé dressing room has been lit by the friendly fire and arrives in flames at the San Mamés volcano. It is the perfect fire (follow the match live on As.com).It is impossible to foresee Barça’s response tonight in San Mamés, but there will be no half measures. An indolent team that passes everything in the middle of this giant building that falls apart is an option, but not quite feasible. At the end, it would be a group of players voluntarily putting themselves in the trigger. Although I no longer achieve excellence often, this club still has gas for some great dance. In the middle of the focus is Messi. Those who know him well say that there is nothing worse than angering him on the grass. Well he knew Balenziaga, today unveiled, in the 2015 Cup final. But this time it already comes on for the events. If Athletic pays the broken plates of the crisis with Abidal, will have a problem. But sometimes, bad mood makes you lose focus. Your answer, clairvoyant or erratic, will determine this face or cross.And then there is Athletic, which also plays. 23 Cups contemplate you and a pride and instinct for special survival in the competition. An allegal pilgrimage of Herrerín and a miracle of Yuri saved him in Elche and Tenerife. Not only that. They unleashed the euphoria in the city, where there are already leaflets in the bars with buses announcing to go to the final. This is Bilbao, excessive and delivered with a tournament that is so yours that Piru Gainza He is still the player with the most Cups (seven), ahead of legends like Busquets, Piqué and Messi (six). It is a big game without a favorite. Barça has Messi. The great Athletic is his liturgy. They add 53 titles. Long live the Cup.last_img read more

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The 104 days without Giménez

first_imgFrom the 2015-16 season, the one in which, after the departure of Miranda, Giménez took a step forward To become the Godin couple, both the heads of the rojiblanca defense, has spent 327 days injured, almost a year, 60 games, as a full season. With Atlético he has not played since last January 12, in the Spanish Super Cup, the final against Real Madrid. In the extension he had to be replaced and lived the last minutes and penalties from the bench, with the twins covered in two ice packs that covered his entire muscle. He hasn’t returned yet. Savic, suffering from various muscle problems also at the beginning of the season, began playing next to Felipe and sat down Beautiful (who turned and more than in the absence of both) and causes Giménez to remain seated. Expeditive, although without bragging, complies, it is not complicated. Simeone keeps him. Giménez awaits your opportunity. Atlético, without Giménez 17 games in 2019-20The center is one of the players most loved by the fans. For performance, for personality, for caste, because he arrived seven seasons ago at the club and it is as if he were a youth player although his quarry was Danube, there in Uruguay, his land, his team. Last summer, after the departure of Godín, Griezmann and Juanfran, three of the four captains, Simeone called three other players of his squad. They would be the heirs. Gimenez was among them. He is the third captain. But he has barely been able to put that ‘C’ on his arm. He has barely been able to play. 104 days have been injured this season. 17 games out for those injuries that crush his legs and perch on his head like black clouds. When he manages to have continuity, when they leave, he is one of the best centers in the world. And Atlético in all those games, in these 104 days, has not stopped missing his head on the grass: his strength in the stopped ball. Without Giménez he loses it in the areas, and that is Felipe, but it is not Giménez, who seems to nod with his head, jump with the body, although in reality he does it like everything: with the soul. José María Giménez returned to Atlético’s list against Sevilla. For now. Simeone today, before the match, you must make a discard. The Uruguayan missed the game against Espanyol because of discomfort in one knee. His absence on the list was a surprise, although this season that word (discomfort, injury) again fly over his head like black clouds. Heir of Godín, by blood, charisma and number (the ‘2’ of Pharaoh now he looks on his back), when the injuries seemed overcome, last season he seemed to have found a remedy, food, yoga, this 2019-20 has already hit him four times. The last of those minor inconveniences that didn’t go over, on Tuesday I was training, but that cause him to have played only 42% of the minutes, 1,283 ‘, 12 games. 29 is Felipe. 2,581 minutes. last_img read more

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