The Ivorian ended up in the youth of Espanyol, jumping soon to the subsidiary

The Ivorian ended up in the youth of Espanyol, jumping soon to the subsidiary

Forty euros for a final is not expensive ”.

probable alignments:

Getafe: Guaita, Damián Suárez, Gorosito, Cata Díaz, Molinero, Lacen, Faurlín, Pacheco, Portillo, Álvaro Jiménez and Jorge Molina.

Tenerife: Dani Hernández, Cámara, Jorge Sáenz, Germán Sánchez, Camille, Vitolo, Aitor Sanz, Suso Santana, Shibasaki, Lozano and Amath.

Referee: Prieto Iglesias (Navarrese).

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Field: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (9:00 p.m.)

Eric Bailly has established himself in the center of Manchester United’s defense in his first season in the Premier. Neither the injuries have stopped the progression of the Ivorian, who at 23 years aims to become one of the best center-backs.


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At the express request of Jose Mourinho, Manchester United paid Villarreal 35 million euros last summer to take over the services of Eric Bailly. The figure could be considered high, but the Portuguese coach had no doubts: "Bailly is a very talented young player. He has come a long way and has the potential to be one of the best defenders in Europe".

Time seems to agree with Mourinho because Bailly’s performance is very positive. The defender was the least mediatic signing of Manchester United, which also acquired Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mhkitaryan, but his remarkable benefits have allowed him to claim himself as the most and this despite the fact that three injuries, nothing serious but repeated, they complicated the season for him. He has even played on the right side at times, replacing Valencia.

Bailly succeeds, but until he gets to where he is, he has seen them in all colors and his trajectory is still curious. His qualities perceived in a casting carried out in Africa in which Espanyol coach Emili Montiagut was present, the Promoesport company, whose coordinator was Albert Valentín, took 50 percent of the player’s pass.

The Ivorian landed in the Espanyol youth team, soon jumping to the subsidiary. His progression was meteoric and when he still belonged to Espanyol B, although he had already debuted with the first team under the guidance of coach Sergio González who knew him very well from Espanyol B, he was called up for the Ivory Coast senior team.

Villarreal, always skilled in transferring matters, took advantage of Espanyol’s delicate economic situation, which could not cope with the 5.5 million euros with which Promoesport valued the player, to acquire Bailly in January 2015.

At the time, said operation of the ‘yellow submarine’ was considered risky because it was a 20-year-old player with only five games played in the First Division. Those who 1xbet english doubted were wrong because Villarreal, after paying another four million euros to the player’s representation agency, took over all of his federative rights.

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A year and a half later, Villarreal made money by selling Bailly to Manchester United for 35 million euros plus another five in variables.

Villarreal feasted against UD Las Palmas, which they thrashed after the break after a balanced and frantic first half. Those of Javi Calleja, with goals from Bakambu, Mario, Ximo on their own goal and Sansone, ended up displaying all their virtues against Pako Ayestarán’s team, which broke down in the second half.


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Barbosa, Mario, Víctor Ruiz, Álvaro (Bonera, minute 56), Jaume Costa, Rodri, Trigueros, Castillejo (Cheryshev, minute 81), Fornals, Bacca and Bakambu (Sansone, minute 71).

Las Palmas

Chichizola, Michel, Bigas (Aquilani, minute 70), Ximo, Castellano, Lemos (Aythami, minute 87), Vicente Gómez, Viera, Vitolo, Oussama (Remy, minute 5) and Calleri.


1-0, minute 48. Bakambu. 2-0, minute 65. Mario. 3-0, minute 67. Ximo in own goal. 4-0, minute 93. Sansone.


Fernández Borbalán (Andalusian). Yellow card to Víctor Ruiz, from Villarreal, and to Lemos, Vicente, Ximo, Viera and Michel, from Las Palmas.


The ceramic. 16,606 spectators.

Although he did not score goals, the first half was very showy, with two teams that imposed a strong rhythm and that always looked for the opposite goal. UD Las Palmas soon lost Oussama due to injury, but after a few minutes of control by Villarreal, the island team reacted, stood up and arrived with some ease against Barbosa.

The local goalkeeper had to show off shots from Remy and Viera and Villarreal also had opportunities, with Bakambu very active.

The striker, three minutes after the restart, opened the scoring with the sixth goal he has scored in the last three days. Shortly after, Bakambu came out badly after a collision with Chichizola, but Bacca took command in the attack starring in a spectacular action with a final shot to the crossbar.

It was the prologue of what was coming as the party began to decant quickly. Mario scored the 2-0 and shortly after Ximo scored in his own goal.

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It was a very hard blow for Pako Ayestarán’s team, emotionally touched by the bad run of results. Although UD Las Palmas tried to finish with dignity, Javi Calleja’s men played at will, giving ground to go against it. In one of them, already in the addition, Sansone scored the 4-0 before the delirium of the fans of La Cerámica.

Portugal qualified for the semifinals of the Confederations Cup by thrashing (0-4) against New Zealand in a match in which Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring by converting a penalty and was substituted in the 67th minute. Fernando Santos’s team finished first in group and this Sunday he will meet his rival in the semifinals.


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Cristiano Ronaldo

One point was enough for Portugal to get the pass, so it had been speculated that Cristiano Ronaldo would not play. Finally, the Madrid forward formed in the starting line-up, scored a penalty goal, finished five times, one of them crashing the ball over the crossbar, and was replaced midway through the second half.

The enthusiastic New Zealand, with an orderly approach, only lasted twenty minutes. From there Portugal imposed its clear superiority and with two goals in four minutes left him seen for sentence.

Bernardo Silva injured his ankle when he scored the 0-2 and did not go out after the break. It was the negative note, along with a very hard tackle from Pepe to an opponent, totally unnecessary, that cost the incorrigible defense a yellow that will prevent him from playing the semifinal.

For the rest, the second half was comfortable for Portugal, who rounded off the win with goals from André Silva and Nani.

data sheet

New Zealand: Marinovic, Ingham, Boxall, Durante (Smeltz, minute 74), Smith, Doyle, Lewis (Barbarouses, minute 65), McGlinchey (Tuiloma, minute 34), Thomas, Rojas and Wood.

Portugal: Rui Pereira, Nelsinho, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Eliseu, Bernardo Silva (Pizzi, minute 46), Danilo, Moutinho, Quaresma (Gelson Martins, minute 84), André Silva and Cristiano (Nani, minute 67).

Goals: 0-1, minute 33. Cristiano from penalty. 0-2, minute 37. Bernardo Silva. 0-3, minute 80. André Silva. 0-4, minute 91. Nani.

Referee: Mark Geijer (United States). Yellow card to Lewis and Ingham, from New Zealand, and to Nelsinho and Pepe, from Portugal.

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Field: Saint Petersburg Stadium. 32,000 viewers.

José Ángel ‘Cuco’ Ziganda opens this Thursday in San Mamés as Athletic’s coach after Ernesto Valverde’s successful stage with a ‘cheat match’. The tie to one registered in the first leg of the third previous round of the Europa League gives Athletic a certain favoritism, although Dinamo Bucharest led by Cosmin Contra showed signs of not being far from a “Cinderella.”

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The pressure is on the rojiblancos, who face the first of the two previous ones that they must overcome to be in the group stage of the Europa League, which would mean the fourth consecutive participation in Europe, an indisputable merit of the now Blaugrana Ernesto Valverde.

Ziganda was satisfied with the team’s performance in the first leg and everything indicates that he will repeat the eleven, with the only exception, yet to be confirmed, of the inclusion of Iñaki Williams to the detriment of Susaeta.

Williams did not play in the first leg when he joined work later, as did goalkeeper Kepa, when he participated in the U’21 European Championship. Ziganda confirmed that Herrerín will continue under the sticks and pointed out that Athletic will not go out to speculate: “We will try to play in the opposite field, which is what we like, what suits us and what goes to our people.”

The Romanian team has a mixed block of seniority and youth in which Rivaldinho, the son of Brazilian star Rivaldo, is their main offensive asset.

probable alignments:

Athletic: Iago Herrerín, De Marcos, Etxeita, Laporte, Balenziaga, Beñat, Vesga, Susaeta, Raúl García, Muniain and Aduriz.

Dynamo from Bucharest: Penedo, Romera, Nedelcearu, Katsikas, Filip, Hanca, Busuladic, Salomao, Albín, Nascimento and Rivaldinho.

Referee: Pavle Radovanovic (Montenegro).

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Field: San Mamés. 20.45 hours.