Galatasaray and other Turkish teams have now gone into a 21 day break due to the internationals. It is a remarkable absence from the domestic football action for the league, which has had only 45 days since the second half of the season kicked off. However, it is turning out to be excellent for Galatasaray, who have been able to close the gap at the top of the table down to just six points after the weekend results.Başakşehir have been in dominant force through the campaign, but they have now dropped two important points in the draw with Kayseri. Meanwhile, Galatasaray were unable to come back from 2-0 and get a 3-2 victory against Bursaspor.
The last few weeks have been decisive in the title race with Galatasaray significantly closing the gap to the top of the table. If this trend continues, the predictions are for a Galatasaray domestic league victory with a healthy 10 point advantage. However, the pressure is starting to tell on Başakşehir, who were able to create a lot of opportunities against Kayseri but could only manage a solitary goal.Başakşehir had a remarkable 34 shots at goal, while there were at least 10 shots that can be classified as clear goal scoring chances.
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The Italian football authorities have expelled Pro Piacenza from Serie C, after the cash-strapped club fielded a starting seven in place of the traditional starting eleven against Cuneo at the weekend. A game which they lost after conceding 20 unreplied goals.
According to reports out of those seven players, six were youth players and the other aclub masseuse. They were all between 16 and 19 years old, with captain Nicola Cirigliano listed as the coach. The masseuae was not initially listed for the match, but one of the players forgot his identity card, so the masseur was forced to play.Club staff refused to travel in an ongoing dispute over unpaid wages; the club has not paid its players and staff since last August.
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A few days ago, in an interview with Gene was asked whether it is true that the upcoming tour “End of the Road” will be the last opportunity for fans to see a live performance of the legendary KISS tour. He said, ” it’s real. And I’ll tell you why it’s real. Because I’m 69 years old and I have almost no hair left on my head. On the back, however, there is still a little. I wear boots at concerts on a 20-centimeter platform, my stage costume weighs almost 20 kilograms. I have to spit fire, fly through the air and do other mind-blowing things. If Mick Jagger or Bono had done it, they would have blown away in half an hour.
We are the most hardworking band in show business. But it’s time to go, and now is the right time kiss farewell tour 2019 dates. We’ll leave with dignity when we have strength. No one wants to see four old fat guys with slack jaws on stage… So it will be a long tour, it will last two or three years, and maybe longer. This is our last opportunity to show everything we have achieved in 45 years, ” concludes Jean Simmons.
Recall that KISS announced a farewell tour ” End of the Road” in September, and two weeks ago, the group released the first list of dates and cities in North America and in some other countries. The entire 2019 year has already been painted in detail. The tour will start on January 31 in Vancouver, Canada, and the last performance is scheduled for December 3 In new Zealand. The tour will cover the whole of North America and most European countries, including Russia. KISS will perform in St. Petersburg and Moscow on 11 and 13 June, respectively. From Europe, they will move to Australia and New Zealand. It turns out that the whole of Asia, both Near and South-East, Africa and South kiss tour 2019 united states America remain uncovered. It is known that on these continents KISS have a lot of fans, so they can not come there. So that them and three years may not be enough.
It is known that the composition of the group has experienced numerous changes over the years, and now it includes Jean Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric singer. Recently Jean has hinted that ACE Frehley and Peter criss might take part in several concerts of the farewell tour, but this information is not confirmed officially.
Carlos Tevez claims playing the Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabéu is ’embarrassing’ and slammed those responsible of ‘taking away players dreams’.
After the 2-2 draw in the first-leg at the La Bombonera nearly a month ago, Argentinian football appeared poised for a new dawn, as a historical spectacle was set for the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in the capital, Buenos Aires.
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Italian Serie B football club Palermo have been sold to an unnamed London based company for as little as $10.
The owner Maurizio Zamparini – who bought the club in 2002 and last year stepped down as the president of the club – made the huge announcement last week.
In a letter the former president penned down on the club’s official website, the 77 year old Italian, who has employed more than 40 coaches in his stint, said it was a sad decision for him to leave but he was looking to do the right thing for the direction of the club.
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The representative of Diego Laxalt has confirmed that there is indeed transfer interest from Napoli for his client. The Genoa midfielder was hugely impressive for Uruguay during the World Cup where he was deployed in the left-back position. Since then, the 25-year-old has been linked with a whole host of clubs and his agent now remains hopeful that the Uruguayan makes the switch to Naples.
Speaking to Radio Crc, he said: “The Naples did not ask for information from us Laxalt agents. Everything I know about the interest of the Naples, I read in the newspapers.The blue club just asked me if I was the agent of Laxalt, but today, in the meeting with Genoa, I will know something more. How could Diego not be interested in a destination like Naples? We are talking about a great team, great fans and an excellent coach.I want Laxalt to make the leap and hopefully he can play for Napoli.”
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Leonardo Bonucci is set to make a return to Juventus this season after an underwhelming season at Serie A rivals AC Milan. Juventus confirmed on their Twitter handle that the Italian football star would be doing his medical ahead of a likely return.
The 31-year old star is currently in Turin as part of a swap that would see Gonzalo Higuain move to Milan. Higuain would undergo a medical on Thursday before the move can be finalized.
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Messi has always been a top favorite of the former football stars and one of the most impressed of the latter is Michael Laudrup. According to the erstwhile Barca legend, the very selfless nature of the 2014 Golden Ball winner makes him even more dangerous.
The ex Real Madrid star is pleased by the way Messi has been able to graduate in his sport & is amazed to speculate that how he & his Real Madrid arch rival Ronaldo (Cristiano) could come up with further stellar displays.
In 20 football matches this 2014 season, the Argentine captain has eleven assists that complemented his 9 goals. He has received immense plaudits for his caring stance of a dedicated playmaker, alongside the very in-form Neymar.
The Dane, the man who scored for 5 years for Camp Nou before leaving for Santiago in the year 1994, showered great praise on the extremely talented Argentine forward for his matured play-style.
“Messi of previous years was undoubtedly a phenomenon yet he usually looked to finish his move”, remarked the former football star while speaking on the Argentina captain.
“Now he usually goes past the players & is always ready to assist the teammates- that makes Messi even more dangerous & more tough to thwart than before.”
The erstwhile Swansea coach finds it amazing that both the Barca treasure & his Real Madrid rival Ronaldo (Cristiano) show no hint of lacking in quality even after 5 years of going neck-to-neck in the La Liga championships. However, Laudrup also warned that the Clasico match coming up on Saturday could bring out a lot of other matchwinners.
“The way Ronaldo & Messi are continuing with stellar performances is just so amazing”, continued Laudrup. “Both the players look forward to stay in tune as they have been undoubtedly two f the best footballers the world has ever seen.”
Italian football and the Italian League are no strangers when it comes to scandals, investigations, racism and everything that goes along those lines. A few years ago during the 2006 Italian football scandal, major clubs such as: Ac.Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio were found guilty of rigging matches and a number of punishments were given to the clubs as well as to the individuals involved.
Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio had to be relegated to the 2nd division in Italian Football which is Serie B as well as having points deducted. The referees that were caught doing this scandal were banned between a periods of 3 months to 5 years from football while some of them were even jailed.
Mario Balotelli and the former Ac.Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng are some of the performers that have been hit with racial abuse when performing in the Italian League, Serie A. This has even led to matches having to be cancelled due to number of crowds and racial chants which has affected players in the playing grounds.
One of the latest incidents of this nature that has popped up involves the president of the Italian football federation (FIGC) Carlo Tavecchio and a series of alleged racist remarks. Tavecchio was selected as the president of the FIGC a few days ago but he will now be facing a disciplinary investigation after making a speech involving a fictitious player called: Opti Poba who had “previously ate bananas and then suddenly becomes a first team player with Lazio.”
Carlo Tavecchio has a criminal record which dates back to 1970 as he has been sentenced in numerous occasions as he has been found guilty of tax evasion, falsification of reports and a number of other incidents and now the Italian executive can add to his portfolio claims of racism.
Since Fernando Torres made his move away from Liverpool and joined Chelsea in January of 2011, he has struggled trying to score goals and this is why Jose Mourinho had to resort to the transfer market in order to sign other forward and the Portuguese went on signing Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o.
Torres arguably was one of the best forwards in the world when he used to wear a Liverpool jersey as he formed a superb attacking partnership with Steven Gerrard but now with Chelsea, he is a completely different player who hasn’t been able to score more than 10 goals in a single season since he left Anfield. Continue reading “INTER CHASE TORRES”
Parma’s ace defender Paletta chirped that he is pretty happy about his debut in the Italian Team. However he feels disappointed about outcome of the Spain Vs Italy Match. Playing along with Leo Messi for Argentina, the defender bagged the game in the Under Twenty World Cup. Tonight the player made his remarkable Azzurri bow in which they faced a 1-0 defeat, earning praises from one and all.
The twenty year old defender says that post his debut on Monday he has settled in pretty well and his team mates have given him a very warm welcome. He adds that since his family is from Catanzaro, he is well connected to his roots.
Talking about the variance in fitness levels of the players of Spain and Italy, Cesare Prandelli, the Azzuri Coach criticized that this difference was much embarrassing. However, Palette had to say otherwise. He commented that leaving everything else, the reason why Spain could maintain their solid fitness level throughout the game is because they know how to make the ball run. He thinks that the entire Italian defense team worked perfectly and Spain won only because of lucky ricochet but on a whole the Italy defended quite marvelously. This ex Liverpool defender (centre half) was heavily praised by Prandelli for his fantastic performance.
Besides being an ace defender Paletta is also known for his artistic skills especially caricatures. His caricature calendar featuring his teammates from Parma was release as a way to raise fund for a charity. However this versatile player hasn’t done any for his new Italian Teammates. He started it off as a joke by drawing caricatures of his teammates on postcards, and he never had any clue that it will be turned into a full calendar.