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Everyone earns less Guardiola
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Everyone earns less Guardiola

REUTERSI've lost Guardiola and Madrid won the Champions League. At least that part of Real Madrid that Mourinho left with a permanent thirst for bile. Guardiola lost and Spain won the Champions League. At least that part of the Spanish hobby that links football and politics while claiming that football and politics should not be mixed, unless it does Pepe Reina. Guardiola lost and Atleti won the Champions League, at least those cholistas sick of hearing that there's only one way to play this right and everyone else doesn't know Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it Are you already Premium? Log in ...
Guardiola stumbles on the altar in front of Tuchel’s Chelsea
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Guardiola stumbles on the altar in front of Tuchel’s Chelsea

The blue team conquers its second continental crown thanks to a lone goal by Havertz on the grass of Do DragaoChelsea players lift the Champions League.P.-P. MARKEDREUTERSA Guardiola It had taken him 10 years to return to the altar of the Champions League. Once in the place, he did something he could not get out of in front of a football rock, an impenetrable team, represented by his Spanish captain, Azpilicueta. The extreme interventionism that has taken the Catalan coach to where he is, distorted his team, Manchester City, too much, open in the channel against the worst possible rival, because Chelsea exploits other people's spaces like no other. Thomas Tuchel I didn't need a master move. He just digs into the lapses of the man he admires (0-1). The Champions League that he could n...
Chelsea captain’s secret: Why does everyone hold Azpilicueta in such high regard?
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Chelsea captain’s secret: Why does everyone hold Azpilicueta in such high regard?

"Some time ago I learned to value each training session and give my best every day," the Spanish defender told EL MUNDO.Azpilicueta, last Sunday, after being sent off against Aston Villa.EFE"A team with 11 Azpilicueta can win the Champions", Jos Mourinho (2014) dixit. Chelsea has one and above it is their captain. So, the London side leaves with that small advantage in Porto, face to face with the favorite Manchester City of Pep Guardiola. Nobody expected them in the final. Csar Azpilicueta (Pamplona, ​​1989) is an emblem of the club. At the Bridge they even joke with putting their face on the shield. Only seven players blues exceed the 428 games that the Navarrese has played as Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of thi...
The keys to understanding the UEFA war with Madrid, Barça and Juventus
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The keys to understanding the UEFA war with Madrid, Barça and Juventus

Aleksandr Ceferin's desire to punish clubs loyal to the Super League is fraught with difficulties and collides with ordinary JusticeAleksander Ceferin (i) and the president of FC Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta.Juan Carlos Crdenas placeholder imageEFE SERGIO R. VIAS Updated Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 22:43Superliga Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus "will not yield to any type of coercion or intolerable pressure" from UEFA After getting nine of the 12 founding clubs of the Superliga to return to its fold, UEFA intensifies its pressure for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to also give up on continuing with the project. The last step is the opening of a sanctioning file that could lead to the expulsion of the three clubs from the next Champions League. A real possibility on paper, but loaded...
UEFA shifts the final from Istanbul to Porto to ensure the presence of 12,000 English fans
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UEFA shifts the final from Istanbul to Porto to ensure the presence of 12,000 English fans

Manchester City - Chelsea "Everything possible had to be done to guarantee that they could attend," says the body chaired by Aleksander Ceferin.The interior of the Estadio do Dragao, in an image from June 2019.APUEFA confirmed that the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played in Porto on May 29, 2021 and not in Istanbul, due to the delicate health situation in the Turkish capital. In this way, the Estadio do Dragao will be able to host 6,000 fans from each of the two finalist clubs.The body chaired by Aleksander Ceferin He stressed that "the decision of the UK government to place Turkey on its red list of destinations" due to the pandemic, meant that "organizing the final there would have meant that no fan" of the finalists would have been able to "trave...
The British Government offers UEFA to host the final to avoid travel to Istanbul
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The British Government offers UEFA to host the final to avoid travel to Istanbul

"Chelsea and City fans should not travel to Turkey for the final," warned the Transport Minister. The Turkish country has entered the "red zone" of destinations to avoidPep Guardiola, during a City game.EFEThe Government of the United Kingdom has offered UEFA the possibility of hosting the final of the 'Champions League', scheduled for May 29 in Istanbul, in order to avoid displacement of fans to a "red zone" by Covid-19 as is Turkey.This was stated this Friday by the UK Transport Minister, Grant Shapps. "Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the final," said the head of mobility in the country, once he confirmed that Turkey is on the list of countries to avoid traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schapps explained that the countries on the Covid-19 red l...
Tuchel and Chelsea’s successful ‘removal culture’
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Tuchel and Chelsea’s successful ‘removal culture’

Champions League 2020 - 2021Five of the London team's seven European finals, including the three in the Champions League, came after a manager change mid-season. The German is the first to play two consecutive finals with two different teamsTuchel celebrates Chelsea's qualification this Wednesday.GLYN KIRKAFPLast year, final with PSG. This year, final for Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel He is the man of the moment in European football for achieving what no one has ever achieved in all of history: playing two consecutive Champions League finals with two different teams. But there is another seemingly surprising factor in the German coach: that he led a team he started to manage mid-season to the final. Something that, however, is not only not unusual (Zidane He also did it with Madrid five years...
The twilight at the top of an unrepeatable generation: "What we did was historic"
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The twilight at the top of an unrepeatable generation: "What we did was historic"

Champions League 2020 - 2021The backbone of the team that touched the sky in Lisbon 2014 was on the verge of its fifth final. Along the way, four Champions League for history. On the horizon, the final goodbye to some of its most important pieces.Sergio Ramos, en Stamford Bridge.GLYN KIRKAFPMay 24, 2014 at Lisboa, May 28, 2016 at Miln, June 3, 2017 at Cardiff, May 26, 2018 at the Olmpico de Kiev... And on the horizon appeared May 29, 2021 in Istanbul. Four, almost five, spring nights that sum up the best decade of a team in the history of modern continental football. That of Turqua could have been the fifth Champions League final for Zidane's Madrid, understood as that entity structured by a legendary backbone that still preserves 10 footballers of that 2013-2014 squad: Carvajal, Varan...
The "pride" Zidane and Hazard laughs: "We have run out of gasoline"
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The "pride" Zidane and Hazard laughs: "We have run out of gasoline"

Chelsea 2 - Real Madrid 0 After the game, the Belgian ended up laughing on the grass with his former Chelsea teammates. Casemiro was the voice of the dressing room: "It was an incredible opportunity"Hazard during the match against his former teamAlastair GrantAPStamford Bridge was the scene of the last continental breath of the Real Madrid. The team of Zidane kneel before him Chelsea, physically imposing. He resisted between miracles, mistakes by his rivals, Courteous and actions that cannot be explained by logic, but it remained at the gates of the 17th Champions League final in its history, the fifth of this generation in seven years. It might have been one of the most unexpected after being on a constant roller coaster full of crisis, adversity and bad luck, but it would have been...
Zizou’s flower runs out of petal
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Zizou’s flower runs out of petal

Zidane, during the game against Chelsea.TOBY MELVILLEREUTERSThe extension would only have extended the agony and delayed the execution. No honest antimadridista deny that Real Madrid never had a team to reach the semifinals of the Champions League, and if it did, it was only taken from its history, shield and heart.Madrid took the field with black stockings as anticipated bandages before the inevitable injuries, because it was inevitable that Chelsea, the singles team, would eliminate Madrid, the married team. The physical difference and tct Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it Are you already Premium? Log in ...