The UEFA Cup. The draw for the semi-finals

The UEFA Cup. The draw for the semi-finalsIn Switzerland, was held the draw for the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. We report the results. Boavista (Portugal) - Celtic (Scotland)Porto (Portugal) - Lazio (Italy). . . Читать полностью -->

Louis van Gaal: I will fight to the end.

Louis van Gaal: I will fight to the end.Dutch Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal, yesterday after training gave an interview in which he discussed what he had to live in the last days and the situation of his team. Van Gaal looked sure that will be able to withdraw the team from the crisis that it is facing in the League, he also insisted that his resignation would not be a suitable solution, has repeatedly announced his love for Barcelona and admitted that his current squad needs strengthening."I'm not stupid and I can't imagine what would have happened if we lost to Mallorca, " he replied to the first question of one of the Dutch journalists about to happen in case of defeat Barca on "Son Moix".The coach also added that "this is the life of a coach," recognizing that "it's a little disappointing". In any event, Louis van Gaal returned to his opinion that firing the coach is not a very smart decision. "I have always said that we should not kick the trainer" - noting that the coach can only kick with the goal "to remove the pressure from the players", although he doubted the success of this method.He also again repeated that "during all my conversations with Gaspar he always expressed to me his full support." About clean win over Mallorca last Saturday, the Dutch coach admitted that: "Taking into account the circumstances, the victory with a score of 0-4 was just a miracle," and clarified: "I'm 51 and I know what it's like to work under pressure, but most of my players are young, and they can greatly influence the current circumstances".Louis van Gaal publicly applauded the ease with which Thiago Motta played at Son Moix: "actually I admire Mottau, because at the age of 19 not so easy to play well when you catcall. He was very focused on the game and behaved like a true veteran. Despite the fact that the coach of Barca happy with the current squad and especially after all players have declared that he fully trust the coach, van Gaal admitted that he would not have prevented the strengthening of the team: "it was clear to me that my players support me. Читать полностью -->

Team. Valery Gazzaev stayed true to himself

Team. Valery Gazzaev stayed true to himselfIn the qualifying match with Albania, as in previous battles, the lion's share of the national team will comprise players from the Russian Premier League.And exactly a week before starting trills in a tiny town Shkodra had the rare good fortune in two Premier League matches ("the locomotive" - "Zenith" and "the Rotor" - CSKA) to see 16 "collections" on most of them on Saturday and go is not an easy mission to winning back the barbed Albanians three critical points.Unlike overseas by our arms until just starting the run in the season. However, the players of "Locomotive" this is hardly - they already had eight formal meetings. And the first thing that catches the eye, is stronger than our champion in comparison with last year, alas, no more.Talk about the fact that the attack "Loko" in a bad way, become, in my opinion, bad form. However, crashing even gives beauty and pride Semin - reliable as a rock, defense, this season has never (!) not played at "zero". In addition, the February - March race for four hares (Champions League, Russian Cup, the super Cup and the championship) crippled Him physically. Читать полностью -->

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