The Uruguayan entered shortly after, instead of a Griezmann who went too unnoticed

The Uruguayan entered shortly after, instead of a Griezmann who went too unnoticed

At nine minutes, a pass from Leo allowed Martin to control with the right and, within the Basque area, shoot with the left. The visiting goalkeeper rejected with his foot. Five minutes later, Braithwaite generated a great space, made a great oriented control with the ball that Messi assisted him, but his shot with the right, this time, was very innocent. 

The third auction between the three clubs of Barça was also his. This time half an hour after a corner kick.

All the mobility and good maneuvering that we saw in the first 45 minutes disappeared in the second period. Maybe more tired, maybe they looked for him less, maybe he caused less space, but the reality is that he shone much less. 

In general, the appearance of Martin Braithwaite is to be considered as good green shoots. Too bad the definition failed him. At least in forty-five minutes he left a good feeling.

Real Madrid has activated the coronavirus protocol in the first soccer and basketball squads after the first positive in the entity. According to La Sexta, it is Troy Thompkins, American center of the white box.


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The soccer and basketball squads have not exercised after knowing the positive and have left the facilities of the Valdebebas Sports City.

This is the statement issued by Real Madrid on Thursday morning:

Real Madrid C. F. communicates that a player from our first basketball team has tested positive after tests for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

From this moment on, the recommendation has been made to remain in quarantine for both the first basketball team and the first football team, since the two squads share facilities in Real Madrid City.

Likewise, it has been decided to close the facilities of our sports city and it is also recommended that all Real Madrid personnel who provide their services in Real Madrid City remain in quarantine.

Pablo Laso’s men traveled to Milan on March 3 to play the Euroleague game against Armani Milan. Despite the fact that the meeting was held behind closed doors, several voices from the club were critical of the decision not to suspend the meeting. Among them, Thompkins himself, who showed his rejection on his personal Twitter account: «Why can’t we play on a neutral site …? This virus is serious… So let’s treat it as such, please.

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Why can’t we just play on a neutral site ..? This virus is serious .. so let’s treat it like it is please ..

– Trey Thompkins (@TreyThompkins) March 1, 2020

Three months after their last official match, Barça returned to the competition as if nothing had happened: on their return to LaLiga, they beat Mallorca (0-2) with authority, 1 bet x thanks to an early goal from Arturo Vidal – he only needed 65 seconds of match to score-, the premiere of Braithwaite and an excellent version of Leo Messi. 


On 06/14/2020 at 00:32 CEST

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Mallorca 0-4 Barcelona: Leo Messi still at the old normal


LaLiga Santander




RCD Mallorca

Reina (c), Sastre (Gámez, 45), Raíllo, Valjent, Pozo, Pedraza (Baba, 56 ‘), Dani Rodríguez, Salva Sevilla (Salibur, 84’) Kubo, Cucho Hernández (Lago Junior, 45 ‘) and Budimir (Abdon Prats, 84 ‘).

FC Barcelona

Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto (Semedo, 71 ‘), Piqué, Araujo, Jordi Alba, Busquets (Arthur, 71’), Arturo Vidal (Rakitic, 45 ‘), De Jong (Junior, 85’) Messi, Griezmann (Luis Suárez , 56 ‘) and Braithwaite.


0-1, min. 2: Arturo Vidal, head, to pass Jordi Alba. 0-2, min. 37: Braithwaite hits a dead ball from the penalty spot. 0-3, min. 79: Jordi Alba takes advantage of a pass into space from Messi to beat Reina.


Del Cerro Grande (Madrid committee). He admonished Arturo Vidal (min. 43), Jordi Alba (min. 73), Dani Rodríguez (min. 85) with yellow card. 0-4, min. 90 + 4: Messi, with the right, from the penalty spot.


Match corresponding to day 28 of LaLiga Santander, played at the ‘Visit Mallorca’ stadium behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. A minute’s silence was observed for the victims of the pandemic.

Despite some downturn in the rhythm of the game, Barça offered good feelings in Palma: there were doubts about the team’s departure before the pandemic and the three months of inactivity, but the players were up to the task. Barça played with seriousness and commitment and had success in front of the rival goal. At halftime, the championship leader was already winning 0-2. The victory was not in jeopardy. 

The surprises began since Setién sang the line-up: Umtiti did not play, still lacking in rhythm, and Araujo started in the center of the defense with Piqué.

In the midfield, the coach dispensed with Arthur and Rakitic to bet on Arturo Vidal and De Jong, while at the top of the attack, Setién was prudent and reserved the letter from Luis Suárez, who began sitting on the bench. 

vidal breaks into the party

Without time for slates or proposals, Arturo Vidal broke the game at the first change: he did so by finishing off a center by Jordi Alba tempered from the left wing, in a play that was actually born from De Jong’s efforts to recover the ball, in the three-quarter zone.

It was the second fastest goal in this league, 65 seconds after the opening whistle. The goal supports Setién’s commitment to the Chilean, the team’s highest-scoring midfielder, with seven goals this season. 

suffocating pressure

The pressure was the great virtue of the team in the first minutes of the game. Barça was hungry for the ball. The team excellently pushed the ball out of Mallorca. He recovered the ball quickly, drowned the rival and conquered the opposite field with ease. 

The team started off especially inspired: the wings deepened, the middles mixed and the forwards offered themselves again and again. Especially Messi, ambitious and very connected to the game from the start, hungry for football, the beginning and end of the Barça game. 

kubo and little else

However, with the game theoretically controlled, Barça took a step back. Mallorca took advantage of it to stretch, clinging to the inspiration of its best player, a former Barça player born in Japan, raised in La Masia and who is now on the payroll at Real Madrid: Take Kubo offered everything that Mallorca could offer in attack. 

First, after 20 minutes of play, with a great shot from the front, very well repelled by Ter Stegen. The German goalkeeper was also attentive ten minutes later, when the Japanese took a free-kick from under the barrier that almost surprised the Barça goalkeeper. 

Braithwaite debuts

The hydration break gave Barça strength, which made it 0-2 at the turn of the interval. He squeezed Mallorca, and in a muddled play in the area, Braithwaite caught a dead ball and from the penalty spot, he finished impeccably on goal, a bounce early. The Danish sang his first goal as a Barça player at the best possible moment, when Barça seemed to lose ground. 

At halftime, Setién replaced Vidal – admonished – by Rakitic, while Suárez warmed up to prepare for his return to competition, after six months off. The Uruguayan entered shortly after, instead of a Griezmann who went too unnoticed. 

The entrance of Suárez seemed to spur Braithwaite, who was about to beat Reina after a great play by Messi. The Mallorca goalkeeper deflected the Dane’s shot with the toe of his boot. Shortly after, the Uruguayan tried to heel and in the same play, Araujo crashed a ball into the outside of Reina’s left post. Far from being out of tune, the Uruguayan center-back had a more than solvent game. 

alba and messi finish the game

Setién exhausted the changes to dose his players, in anticipation of what the calendar holds. Semedo gave Sergi Roberto a break and Arthur, Busquets, when the game had already entered a phase of a certain torpor: Mallorca’s attempts were too timid and Barça accepted the result as good. 

Shortly after seeing his fifth yellow of the season, which will prevent him from playing against Leganés, Jordi Alba took advantage of a good pass into Messi’s space to stand against Reina and sign the third and final Barça. 

The goal practically closed the game, which barely offered time for any rotation (Junior Firpo entered for De Jong). But there was an outstanding debt, that of Messi with the goal. The Argentine resolved it already in added time, culminating in a match against Suárez, entering the area and beating Reina. Excellent epilogue of Barça, who won with solvency in Palma.

Eibar gave the surprise at the Santiago Bernabeu by drawing one with Real Madrid on the seventh day of the Santander League 2016 – 2017. The new puncture of the whites leaves them without league leadership, while the gunsmiths approach Europe.


On 09/07/2017 at 2:56 PM CEST

The Barça team went ahead on the scoreboard in the sixth minute with a goal from Fran Rico to the center of Pedro León, with the collaboration of Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Real Madrid’s reaction was immediate and came just eleven minutes later, with another cross header from Bale after a measured cross by Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the white impotence face to door throughout the second half prevented a tie from moving that invites us to speak of a momentary game crisis and results at the white house, after four consecutive draws, three in the League -Villarreal (1 -1), Las Palmas (2-2) and Eibar (1-1) – and one in the Champions League -Borussia Dortmund (2-2) -.