The Dane set up Lionel Messi for Barcelona's fourth after coming on as 72nd-minute substitute for Antoine Griezmann before seeing his shot saved and turned in by Arthur Melo for the fifth. Setien will hope that Briathwaite can continue to contribute meaningfully as the season reaches its climax in the coming months. … [Read more...] about La Liga week 25 review: Barcelona back on top
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Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insisted after a come from behind 4-1 win at Girona that a "keep calm under pressure" attitude would deliver the goals previously scored by the prolific but now departed Cristiano Ronaldo. Seeking their second win of the new La Liga season the European champions fell behind before a brace from Karim Benzema and further goals from Sergio Ramos and Welsh star Gareth Bale saw Madrid eventually cruise to three precious points. "Both halves were tricky," Lopetegui told Spanish TV station Movistar. … [Read more...] about La Liga: ‘No Cristiano Ronaldo No Problem’ Insists Real Madrid Coach Julen Lopetegui
4. Edinson Flores, D.C. United It may just be a rebuild year in the nation's capital. Wayne Rooney left for Derby, Lucho Acosta signed with Atlas of Mexico and Paul Arriola suffered a terrible knee injury that will see him likely miss a majority of the season. In comes Edinson Flores to carry the load. The Peruvian international had two nice seasons at Morelia in Liga MX and joins Ben Olsen's team to bring flair and a strong shot from range. He's talented, fast and can really terrorize defenders. Expect a big year from him, though it still might not be enough to get D.C. United into the playoffs. … [Read more...] about MLS 2020: Five newcomers to watch this season, including LA Galaxy star Chicharito Hernandez
EXPECTATIONS ODDS VEGAS PROJ ML% SIM% PAST H2H Minnesota Timberwolves -- -- 103.0 -- 25% 114.5 (2 Wins) Orlando Magic -- -- 113.9 -- 75% 112.8 (2 Wins) Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks The current simulations slightly favor the Hawks, but Vegas lines are not posted which means there are things that could radically change the forecast. The projected score is Hawks 116 and Nets 114, and Atlanta is winning 53% of the sims. With no odds (and no line movement), we cannot determine where Vegas oddsmakers and the betting public action is going. The Nets have been dominating this matchup recently with a 6-0 record. In these games, the Nets averaged 122 and the Hawks 109 ppg. The projection based point spread is ATL -1.5. The point spread is not posted, so consider this projected line to be tentative. The Hawks have a record of 6-9-1 as a favorite. The Nets have a record of 13-15-0 as an underdog. Their ATS history mirrors their straight up record against each other. The … [Read more...] about NBA Game Forecasts, Picks and Previews with Projected Scoreboard for Feb 27
Cucurella is pretty-much a modern day full-back and resembles a lot with Barcelona legend Dani Alves. The 21-year-old is technically gifted and loves to bomb forward. He is also an excellent crosser of the ball. Along with his his tremendous attacking exploits, he is also pretty good defensively as well. The Spaniard has a £21m release clause in his contract and it would be a no-brainer for Arsenal to trigger it. … [Read more...] about Arsenal want Barcelona defender, a good move?