Rakitic begins the recovery to reach the Cup final

Ivan Rakitic suffered a metacarpal fracture on the first finger of his left hand on Tuesday during the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final, which meant Barça were eliminated by Roma. He has already undergone surgery and his goal is to reach the Final of the Copa del Rey on April 21.

The player has posted a photo on Twitter in the hospital bed after the operation in which he is seen having breakfast and where he is grateful for the messages of support, as well as wishing to be in the field as soon as possible.

Image blow, but also the budget hole! The amount that Barcelona loses after the OLYMPIC DEZASTER

AS Roma 3-0 Barcelona / The Italians managed what they were anticipating: returning the result 1-4 of the tour and qualifying in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

Barcelona is living a harsh humiliation for a club of such a size. The Catalans were practically qualified in their pockets, but they were eliminated after a magic night on the Olympics. Beyond the blow, Barcelona also has a financial one.

MundoDeportivo calculated Barcelona’s losses with the elimination of Rome. according to Spanish journalists’ calculations, the Catalans lose 10 million euros in tickets, the market pool, and the UEFA bonus for semi-finals.

The other 5 million promised by the main sponsor for winning the UEFA Champions League have been removed from the list, as well as the 30 million Messi and his colleagues would have cashed if Barcelona could win the Champions League, the Champions League.

He announced his departure for Humility in Rome: “It could be my last match in the Champions League with Barcelona!”

AS Roma 3-0 Barcelona / The Italians managed what they were anticipating: returning the result 1-4 of the tour and qualifying in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

Barcelona has not only lost the qualification but also a huge player. Andres Iniesta announced his departure from Camp Nou right after the disaster in Rome.

“We did not expect to be eliminated for the advantage of the tour I am extremely disappointed They knew what to do in the attack while we did not find solutions This could be my last game in the Champions League with Barcelona. But there is no time now for the announcements, “Iniesta said at the end of the game.

Iniesta has been in the yard of Barcelona since 1996. He played first in the second team of the club, and since 2002 he has made his way to the big team. He played 665 matches for the Catalans and scored 56 goals. He has won 8 championship titles, four UEFA Champions League trophies, three Supercupe of Europe, three World Cup Clubs, five Spanish Cups and three Super Cups of Spain.

That’s how frank joy is! The gesture made by the club president after the elimination of Barcelona: the fans acclaimed him

AS Roma 3-0 Barcelona / The Italians managed what they were anticipating: returning the result 1-4 of the tour and qualifying in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

The Italians made a white night after their incredible success with Barcelona. The Romanian fans gathered in Piazza del Popolo to celebrate their qualification in the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Near to midnight James Pallotta, the president of Rome, arrived.

The Romanian official was left behind by the wave and did not take into account anything. He threw himself into Fontana dei Leoni dressed in fans applause.

Adrián Dalmau, the solution is at home

This Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emirates, Villarreal sub23 will seek the pass to the final of the Premier League International Cup against Arsenal. And he will do so by grabbing the big moment of his offensive reference, Adrián Dalmau, who has four goals in the only two matches he has played in the competition.

Meanwhile, in the first team Calleja tries all possible combinations to come up with a solvent attack, Dalmau merits to have a chance. The departure of Bakambu, together with the irregular course of Carlos Bacca or the intermittency of the Turkish Enes Ünal, forced the yellow coach to modify his attack almost every weekend.

Villarreal B maintains its promotion options intact – second to six points behind Mallorca – and has one of the top scorers in the category. Dalmau accumulates ten goals and has transferred his great moment to international competition.

The Premier League International Cup, under23 tournament organized by the English league in which many of the great clubs of the European continent meet, is in the final section of its letter edition. Newcasle and Oporto -the last champion- star one of the semifinals while Villarreal does with the other, where Arsenal awaits. The yellow team, champion two editions ago, looks for a place in the final and Dalmau’s streak is the best weapon to achieve it.

The Dalmau season, which ends with a contract at the age of 24 next summer, has not gone unnoticed by several European teams, who have already asked about their situation. The showcase of the Premier League International Cup has discovered a striker who is ready to make the leap to the elite of football.

Vicente Gómez lets himself be loved by Betis

The descent of UD Las Palmas is not yet certified, but it will come true in a matter of weeks. In this climate the rumors about the future of the players of the yellow template begin to grow. Only ten players -Lizoain, Dani Castellano, Ximo Navarro, Pedro Bigas, David Simón, Vicente Gómez, Aquilani, Peñalba, Tana and Ezekiel- have a contract for next season.

The salary of several of those players would be reduced by the decline, as stipulated in their contracts. One of the players that would be in this situation is Vicente Gómez. with a contract until June 30, 2020.

The midfielder has not had continuity this campaign, but despite this, he will not lack suitors. One of them is Real Betis. The player was a fundamental piece with Quique Setién, with whom he has never lost touch and with whom he maintains fluid communication.

Again the rumors about the future of Vicente jump. The footballer would not look with good eyes to return to Second Division. His representative -as every summer- has already offered the squad to several teams. The handicap is the player’s clause, 30 million euros, and the remaining two years of contract in the Canarian club.

In recent years the figure of Vicente Gómez has been associated with Sporting de Gijón, Valencia, Espanyol and Werder Bremen, but these rumors never came to fruition in formal offer, leaving in the air if they were real interests or simply a strategy of his agent to revalue the player and get better contracts.

The situation of the club in LaLiga has given way anticipated to the summer of negotiations. The pre-season has already reached the island and the name of Vicente is not the first to sound.

Marcellin’s points

“This is approaching a miracle, and if it is not, it’s thanks to the players who work every day.” Marcelino named the Valencia season, which has 65 points – the highest figure of the Asturian coach – with 21 to go. Just as two weeks ago he described as “bullshit” the records that he as a coach and Valencia as a team have a shot-number of victories and total points in a campaign, after beating Espanyol made a call for attention on the performance of the team this season.

Because Valencia is in the absence of seven days to finish the season in third position, one point above Real Madrid and three of the second, Atlético. With seven matches to go, he is 13 points shy of beating Benítez’s record of 77 in 2003-04 and equaling Nuno in 2014-15. There is a difference between this course and that of the Portuguese technician. Then, in a season closely matched Valencia managed to get into the Champions League suffering in the last day against Almeria. Now, the fourth square has been moored for weeks and gives direct access to the first division of Europe.

For Valencia it is not anecdotal to be fourth, third or second. In addition to the fact that the classification has an impact on television revenues, a competitive gene that had disappeared in the last two years has been installed in the workforce. After having overtaken Real Madrid and placed three points of Atletico, the word runner-up begins to sound between the final goal for May 20.
Rodrigo’s message

In this context should be noted Rodrigo thought after the last victory, with his goal, which gave way to the third place: “We have lacked daring.We do not have to settle for winning start.We have to maintain the level for 90 minutes and not be afraid to hold the result, we are a team that has many resources in attack and we have to get ahead of ourselves “.

They asked Marcelino for these words and he finished off. “I agree, I’m excited to fight for the runner-up, but more than the position I’m excited to continue being ambitious to win.” The eight-game winning streak in nine matches is the best example.

Elustondo and Odriozola, as in the old days

The decision of Imanol Alguacil to advance against Eibar the position of Alvaro Odriozola, to give entry to Aritz Elustondo on the right side, allowed both youth players to share the right wing of Real Sociedad in the First Division, more than three years after they did it in the subsidiary, before the one from Beasain came up with the majors and propitiated that the Donostiarra was delayed to a position in which he had become international with Spain.

Odriozola appeared at the Sanse in the 2013-14 season, when he played on the right wing in the youth team, with the one now on loan at Leganés Joseba Zaldua occupying the right side of the subsidiary defense and Aritz Elustondo acting as central.

The Beasain would then go to the position of lateral, to promote his partner to the staff of First Division, and in the subsequent course he and the now absolute international would share a band in some games, with the disputed against Barakaldo or Socuéllamos, with Pablo’s permission Hervías and Joseba Muguruza, who at that time had more weight than Álvaro.

The injuries of Carlos Martínez and Dani Estrada led to the arrival of the elite in Zaldua, in that 2013-14, and the physical problems in the later course of this and the Navarrese, the rise of Aritz, being then when Imanol Alguacil decided to delay Odriozola to the defense, line in which he managed to explode soon after.

The technician Oriotarra, perfectly aware of what both players can offer, opted for his debut in Ipurua to remember old times in the Sanse and place for the first time in the elite to Odriozola as far right, to accommodate from behind Aritz , with the idea of ​​reinforcing that band, one of the main offensive assets of Eibar, returning to coincide both together with the line of lime, more than three years later.

Everything seems to indicate that this is an isolated event and it seems likely that the decision to put Aritz back on the side and overtake Álvaro was taken by Imanol only to visit Eibar, and that this Sunday, even more so playing in Anoeta, the Absolute international will return to its position.

Aritz, from the stand at eleven

Aritz returned in Eibar to the Real’s starting team, after four consecutive games without minutes, the last of Eusebio’s stage remaining even in the stands without convoking, in the match against Getafe in Anoeta. Some fans asked the pucelano to place 15 on the right side, to strengthen the back, and they fulfilled their wish with Imanol. The work of the beasaindarra should not have been bad, since the realistic fans voted him in the web of the club like the most outstanding player of the encounter.

The Eibar, in the hands of Kike García

The injuries of Charles and Enrich fill him with responsibility at the peak moment

The Eibar is entrusted to the goals of Kike Garcia to continue dreaming in a European key. With Sergi Enrich and Charles Dias in the infirmary, the continental ticket will depend to a large extent on the scoring inspiration of the Manchego striker, the only attacker available to José Luis Mendilibar in the momentous encounter that will be played by the armourer on Saturday at Benito Villamarín.

Since his appearance in Ipurua, he has been a player who has had the confidence of the coach, but he has never been seen in an equal. The six weeks that will be Charles in the dry dock and the complications that have occurred in the recovery of Enrich have left him alone before the danger. The manchego is forced to take a step forward.

The challenge that lies ahead is huge and full of responsibility. He is the top scorer of Eibar in the second round, but all the goals he has done this season have been with another forward at his side. Now he will have to learn to survive alone. The European train does not wait and Kike Garcia will have to respond to the demand from the first day, because Eibar can not afford any more trips.

Second opportunity

The former Real Murcia already showed last season that the goal does not get smaller when the pressure increases. He was one of those who kept the European flame alive until the final weeks of the championship. The defeat against Athletic ended the European dream. Fate has given him a second chance and he does not want to waste it.

Athletic bag cracks without Europe

The European circuit is more than football. Athletic is preparing for a year watching the Europa League on television. It will be a strange course after appearing among the top 35 teams on the continent in the UEFA ranking. Watching the Europa League at a distance will be more than a sports problem since the club will stop entering a millionaire.

In the last two seasons, Athletic had received around 25 million euros thanks to its performance in the competition. And it is still to be computed what this course will take, which is expected between 10 and 12 million joining the revenues of the tournament and the market pool.

There is no budget item capable of equaling what the entity will lose due to its non-classification. The drop in the collection bag will force a budgetary adjustment. And it will also question the attainment of benefits for the 2018-19 season, whose accounts will fall on the results of the Directive that will prevail in the elections to be held with the entry of next year. The annual balances during the Urrutia stage have stood out for offering positive numbers that will not be possible without entering European competition.

The next exercise will compute renewals and signings (those made and those that will come), which always mean an increase in spending. The first assembly of the new Board – whether new or related to the one it now governs – will be with the inherited numbers.

10 kilos without show

In the last 10 years, Athletic has received almost 70 million euros for their European appearances, leaving the season that with Valverde was competed in the Champions as the most productive to raise 25 million euros. A budget without continental income options is a lame budget because, except for television revenues, there is no such item.

In a European season without great fanfare – the previous season Athletic went through the group stage and stayed in the round of sixteen – the club received 9.5 million euros for UEFA. It is almost double the amount estimated for the marketing of the VIP ring of San Mamés, with an expectation of 5 kilos.