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Ronaldo has successfully shot less than 3% in four years

Cristiano Ronaldo’s conversion rate for free kicks into goals throughout his career has dropped to 6%.

According to The Athletic, Ronaldo has only succeeded two out of 68 free kicks since 2016-2017, reaching a rate of 2.9%. Before that, the Portuguese superstar achieved an average rate of 7.4% in the nine seasons of Real’s shirt. Ronado’s free-kick weapon, apparently, was blunting over the years.

“Ronaldo is always trying to get and take as many free kicks as possible, but the conversion rate to goal is very mediocre,” said The Athletic. Including his career, in the colors of Portuguese clubs and national team, Ronaldo only has a free kick-to-goal conversion rate of 6%. He succeeded 56 out of 933 times in front of penalties.

In nine years playing for Real, Ronaldo has 33 goals from the free kick, after 444 chances. But in the last five seasons, in both Real and Juventus colors, he has only succeeded eight times. At the same time, Lionel Messi got 31 from free kicks, Neymar and Willian had 11 together, and even defender Aleksandar Kolarov got eight like Ronaldo.

In the 2018-2019 season, Ronaldo shot 42 consecutive free kicks without scoring. He only quenched his thirst in the match against Torino last season, with a free kick that raised the score to 3-1. That goal was also the first time Ronaldo took advantage of a free kick, after 81 matches for Juventus.

His ability to score from a free-kick dropped sharply, but the number of goals Ronaldo was still high. In the last season playing for Real, the 35-year-old superstar scored 44 goals. In his first season with Juventus, he scored 28 times and last season had 37 goals. This season, Ronaldo scored nine goals in seven games, including eight in Serie A – second in the list of bombing of the tournament.

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Messi is criticized for lack of leadership spirit

Lionel Messi left for the dressing room, instead of staying in the field for interviews after Barca lost 0-1 in La Liga on November 21.

Messi declined an interview – a mandatory obligation on the part of the organizers, but that day Barca also had no veterans to replace him. Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto both injured, leaving the field from the front. Sergio Busquets stayed in Barcelona to recover. The 17-year-old Pedri, therefore, must represent Barca players to talk to the media about the team’s defeat against Atletico.

“Barca are a team without a leader, even when the game at the Wanda Metropolitano ends. They lose the game, leave the field with a low bow in boredom. But their mission is not limited to 90 minutes. ? “, AS asked. “Messi, once again, failed to show his captain’s role. On October 24, after Barca lost to Real Madrid, 19-year-old rookie defender Sergino Dest was also required to show up to the media. Barca’s dressing clearly lacks a leader, although the captain’s armband is in the hands of Messi – who demanded to leave in August “.

In the El Calsico match that Marca recalled, both captain Messi and two vice captains Pique, Busquets played. But Dest had to stand up and speak to the media, and answer in English because the 19-year-old American did not speak a single Spanish.

The fans also find it difficult to understand when a young player like Pedri must accept responsibility for the team’s defeat to the media. “It’s shameful,” commented one fan on Twitter. “The fact that Pedri has to respond to the interview says a lot about Messi’s captain’s role,” commented another fan.

In reply to the Atletico defeat, Pedri said: “Recently, we have not been doing well in attack, and the first half injury goal has affected the team. We know things like this. Absolutely possible and the team is still improving. La Liga is very long, we can completely compete for the championship.

The defeat of Atletico caused Barca to drop to 12th La Liga, with only 11 points after 10 rounds. Messi’s team is 12 points behind Real Sociedad, but less than two games.

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HOT Football News November 15: Liverpool is compensated by FIFA for Gomez’s injury

Until Gomez recovers, FIFA must bear Liverpool’s salary to pay Gomez, about 2.63 million USD.

FIFA compensation for Liverpool

The World Football Federation (FIFA) will have to pay Liverpool the equivalent of midfielder Joe Gomez’s salary from now until the end of the season. According to the Daily Mail (UK), until Gomez recovers, FIFA must bear Liverpool’s salary to pay Gomez, about 2.63 million USD. This is the regulation of the player protection program set by FIFA itself. Clubs, if a player is injured while serving the team in friendly matches, class A matches and training sessions for the aforementioned matches, will be compensated by FIFA.

Deschamps: “Some French players are uncomfortable at the club”

Coach Didier Deschamps appreciated his students after a 1-0 victory over Portugal in the Nations League, although many of them were having trouble at the club. “Victory has never been easy, especially in the situation”, Deschamps said about the French pillars are having difficulty in clubs. “Some of my students are having their own problems. They are not really comfortable playing football every week at clubs. But when they fight together for France, they show a completely different face proves that France is a wonderful group”.

Malaysia can withdraw from the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

While football is slowly returning in the region and Asia, Malaysia has not been able to bring football back to normal. Recently, the Malaysian government asked the Malaysian Football Federation (FAM) to postpone the Malaysia Cup. FAM decided to cancel this tournament. Malaysia’s most powerful football authority does not want to prolong the tournament while putting additional wage pressure on domestic clubs.

After this long-standing tournament was canceled, the FAM leader admitted that Malaysian football would “freeze” for the rest of 2020 and have not set a date to return in 2021. If the situation continues, football Malaysia will not be able to return in the first half of 2021, meaning Malaysia is not focused and may have to withdraw from the rest of the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia.

Coach Ancelotti can bring Isco to Everton

According to Le10Sport, after recruiting James Rodriguez, coach Carlo Ancelotti urged Everton to spend the budget recruiting Isco in January 2021. Many sources said Real Madrid is ready to let the Spanish midfielder go for about £ 20 million. Isco currently has a contract until the summer of 2022 with the Bernabeu. From the success of James Rodriguez, it is likely that Everton owners will accept this plan from the Italian coach.

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What are the conditions for Messi to stay at the Nou Camp “as king”?

The shock that Lionel Messi created in the summer of 2020 has just subsided. The burofax that the Argentine superstar sent to Barcelona with a request to leave created a quake not only with the cule, but also with football fans around the globe.

Currently, the departure of President Josep Bartomeu temporarily helps partially resolve the case. But in fact, Messi has not yet signed a contract extension with the Catalunya team. And the possibility of “El Pulga” freely leaving the Nou Camp at the end of the 2020/21 season is still completely open.

The worrying thing for Barcelona is that since January 2021, Lionel Messi has the freedom to negotiate with any club that this player wants, including English teams such as Man City, Liverpool, MU or even. Great rival in the sky Real Madrid. Bosman’s law allows the 33-year-old player to contact any partner during the last 6 months of his contract without going through the host club.

For that reason, what Barcelona needs to do now is to convince Lionel Messi and his agent to return to the negotiating table. However, Mr. Jorge Messi, father and also the representative of “Leo” is not very interested in the plan that interim President Carles Tusquets and his subordinates are trying hard.

According to Marca’s source, Lionel Messi has come to the decision to “stay stationary” from now until the end of the 2020/21 season and then consider the future. The captain of the Catalunya team does not need to be in a hurry, as time is still supporting him.

The pro-Real newspaper said Messi’s future depends on two factors. It is his own form and the future of the club. Barcelona’s performance in the 2020/21 season will be a very important factor for “Leo” to decide on the future.

The relationship between Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman is still fine. But that doesn’t make much sense, because the most important thing is still the club’s performance. This was not the period when Barca was in good shape. They lost 1-3 in the Super Classic match, currently ranked only 8 in La Liga (kicked 2 matches less than the top team Sociedad). Above all, Messi longs for the Champions League and if Barca wins, maybe he will stay.

In addition, Messi is also very interested in the new Barcelona presidential election, which will take place in the summer of 2021. Former President Josep Bartomeu pushes this team into a comprehensive crisis, in terms of achievement collective as well as the financial situation of the club.

This source said that Lionel Messi is looking forward to the return of former President Joan Laporta. This is the president of Barcelona who has a great influence on Messi’s career as well as the success of the team’s history.

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Ronaldo frustrated the Covid-19 test process, posting clips of enthusiastic practice

Ronaldo is very eager to return because he feels very healthy, but the PCR test results show that the Portuguese superstar is still infected with Covid-19.

The great war between Juventus and Barcelona lacks an important name. That is Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar who is still suffering from Covid-19 after 3 tests and still has to isolate himself at his own home. Without the brightest star, Juventus lost 0-2 after 2 goals from Ousmane Dembele and Leo Messi.

A question that many people are interested in at the moment is how is Ronaldo’s current health condition? The answer is very strong. The Portuguese superstar constantly uploads pictures, but videos prove his health is very normal.

Most recently, Ronaldo posted a video on social media showing the Portuguese superstar wearing a Juventus jersey running on a treadmill and then jumping down to make a familiar swinging dance. Along with that is a message to the teammates at Juventus.

In good health but still not able to play, this makes Ronaldo feel frustrated. According to Tuttosport, Ronaldo “is like a monster locked in a cage” and is extremely dissatisfied with being quarantined up to this point.

In a later comment on social networks, Ronaldo could not even keep his composure when he said “hard of hearing”. “PCR testing is nonsense.” Molecular biology testing (PCR) is playing an important role in determining whether a person is infected with Covid-19 or not.

In fact, since being found positive for Covid-19 up to now, Ronaldo has never had any symptoms of infection. Since being in the Portuguese team until now at home, CR7 has not shown any signs and is still functioning normally.

The problem is that the PCR test still shows the Portuguese superstar infected. Therefore, quarantine measures are necessary to avoid transmission. Ronaldo clearly has reason to be impatient because this is the fourth match that CR7 could not participate with Juventus and the results of the team were not satisfactory (1 win, 2 draws, 1 loss).

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Leeds crushed Aston Villa in the Premier League

Striker Patrick Bamford scored a hat-trick, helping Leeds win 3-0 today, cutting off the winning streak of Aston Villa in the Premier League this season.

Aston Villa is a phenomenon in the Premier League this season, having won all four matches. With only one point behind Everton, being kicked at the earliest in the sixth round and having home advantage, Dean Smith’s teachers and students have the opportunity to extend an impressive start, and at the top of the board for the first time since October 2001.

But Aston Villa only paralleled those dreams until the end of the first half, then collapsed before Leeds’ crazy attacking football. On the lucky night, Bamford scored all three, helping Leeds win all three points away, while himself has six in the Premier League. Away kick, but Bielsa’s students kept the ball 60%, finished 23 shots, cut only 10 shots on the home side.

In the last home game, Villa was like a hungry lion, scoring seven goals against Liverpool, but yesterday, they were just like a kitten against Leeds. The whole game, they had only one dangerous situation, when captain Jack Grealish was knocked down by Helder Costa in the 16m50 area, but both the referee and the VAR team refused to consider the penalty.

Villa played brighter after the break, but Leeds was the team that opened the scoring in the 55th minute. In a counterattack like electricity, the ball was passed into the penalty area for Rodrigo to finish. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez blocked this shot, but was helpless when Bamford kicked in. Bamford doubled his advantage for Leeds in the 67th minute with a nice shot into the top corner from outside the 16m50 area, before making the score 3-0 with another slash in the box.

Towards the end of the game, Villa became more and more depressed, while Leeds continued to create opportunities. Bamford failed to eat with a header that brought the ball into Martinez’s reach, and Pablo Hernandez hit the bar.

In the next round, both played at home, Aston Villa hosted Southampton on November 1, and Leeds played Leicester City on November 3.

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Ansu Fati and Haaland before the chance to win the Golden Boy award 2020

Ansu Fati and Haaland are considered two of the top 4 candidates for the Golden Boy Award 2020 after shortening the list to 20 players.

After 4 months of online survey, there were 200,000 votes for the race to win the Golden Boy Award 2020. From the original 100 candidates, the shortlist of 20 players has just been announced, including all the people. the most talented young face in Europe today.

Tuttosport newspaper is the organizer of this annual award for the best player born after 2000 playing in Europe.

A year ago Joao Felix won, and now, Jadon Sancho and Haaland of Dortmund, Ansu Fati of Barca and Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich are the main candidates. The shortlist includes 6 players in the Premier League, the tournament with the most representation.

Considering the number of goals scored this year, no one can do better than Erling Braut Haand, who scored 27 goals in 27 games in all competitions with both club and team.

“The golden boy” is not “The golden shoe”, which means many factors are considered and not solely based on goals scored.

For example, if you look at the market value, no one at the present time can surpass Sancho. Dortmund valued him 120 million and that is why he refused MU’s 100 million offer.

If you rate the titles won during the year, the winner will be Davies. Bayern’s left-back won the Bundesliga, Champions League, German Cup, European Super Cup and German Super Cup.

In terms of Messi-style magic talent, it is Ansu Fati, the youngest in the quartet (17 years old). Once ranked 6th in the Golden Boy 2019 when he was only 16 years old, this year, he continues to “miraculously perform” on the field, as assessed by Tuttosport.

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When Messi was no longer unique at Barca (Part 2)

Koeman was chosen because he was a former Barca player. He is said to understand the Barca style. But the former Dutch centre-back has also left Barca 25 years from his time as a player, and 20 years on from his time as Louis van Gaal’s assistant.

Koeman has played for Vitesse Arnhem, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton and the Dutch club. He could understand Barca, but he had enough experience not to be bound to a path, to depend on any individual, including Messi.

Choosing Koeman was also part of a journey to help Barca erase Pep Guardiola’s obsession with football – which brought a lot of success, but then came back to haunt the club for years. And the way Barca tried to play more diversely under the new Dutch manager was testament.

“Barca is going to have to play like this, that…” guardiola’s subjective remarks made managers always compared, despite the fact that the player force each time is different. Barca’s present is also no longer the era of the Xavi and Iniesta.

History proves that Barca’s football, although based on ball control and the original 4-3-3 diagram, developed very diversely and flexibly, rather than relying solely on a certain path. As tactical expert Michael Cox said, when bringing Barca and the 1986 Champions League final, coach Terry Venables used the 4-4-2 diagram, with a solid defence and a line between all the workers. Despite that, the Catalonians have not boycotted their team.

Not to mention barca becoming victims of their own success, when today, the majority of the top teams talk about the way the ball is controlled with the defence rising. Even a team with no tradition with this style of play like Juventus would like to play better with Maurizio Sarri.

Guardiola-style Barca have also become outdated, with last season’s 2-8 Champions League defeat to Bayern an example. It was Bayern who developed Guardiola’s football philosophy, but later developed into a more timely face-to-face football. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are also a representative.

Pushing Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid was an attempt to clean up the dressing room, creating space for young players like Ansu Fati to develop and pave the way for a new football mindset by Koeman. What happened against Vilalrreal suggests koeman is trying to eradicate individualism at Barca and will free Messi to return to the right football he likes the most.

When given the burden of responsibility on his shoulders, most likely, Messi will be even better.

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When Messi was no longer unique at Barca (Part 1)

The win over Villarreal in La Liga showed that Barca were trying to adjust their style of play, and were freed from their dependence on Lionel Messi.

In the first 20 minutes of the Villarreal match, Messi only touched the ball six times, but Barca scored twice thanks to a brace from rising star Ansu Fati, following assists from Jordi Alba and Philippe Coutinho. Ronald Koeman’s reign has started differently from at least three of his predecessors Luis Enrique, Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien. In all three of those periods, Messi scored his first goal.

If you look closely at Fati’s two goals, it can be seen that Messi missed at least once in the first goal. When Alba received the ball at the bottom of the margin, both Fati and Messi moved closer and asked for the ball. Alba did not pass to Messi, just a few steps behind Fati. When the man cushioned the ball into the Goalkeeper Asenjo’s net to open the scoring, Messi jumped slightly as a reflex when he made the shot. Also, he was uncomfortable with his teammate’s pass.

According to statistics firm Opta, messi made only 54 passes, far behind leader Frenkie De Jong (74) and three others, Alba (73), Gerard Pique (69) and Sergio Busquets (60). Coutinho, wearing the number 14 shirt, was in fact free to play at No.10, played a role in organising the game, also passing the ball 44 times, only slightly behind Messi despite playing 20 minutes less than his team-mates.

In theory, Manager Koeman arranged Messi to play the highest in the attacking line in a virtual No.9 role, with the trio behind fati, Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann. But Messi operates wide and regularly plays lower than his three team-mates. The heat map shows that he appears most in the position behind Griezmann, who is on the right wing. Messi is still involved in the opening of attacking phases, but is no longer the one who performs the whole stage of sparking – finishing as usual in previous eras. Very often, Messi seeks to sneak into the penalty area in search of a definitive opportunity.

This was a highlight of the idea that Koeman claimed when he took charge of Barca. Off the pitch, Messi no longer has the privilege of training, resting as required by the individual, but must follow the general plan. On the field, no.10 still carries the captain’s band, and is the leader of the game, but is no longer the center of every line as before. Those moves showed that Koeman wanted Messi to be held accountable, breaking the situation of the team being overly dependent on him as before.

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Hidden number Pirlo in Serie A 2020-2021 (Part 2)

Pirlo is assertive in terms of personnel. Immediately after taking office, he told Higuain that the player has no place in the first team.

After a 5-0 win over Novara, Pirlo also appeared on Sky Sports with a clear statement to the club’s transfer bosses: “I need one more striker, ASAP.”

Juventus has contacted Luis Suarez , and is turning to Edin Dzeko. With Milik almost certainly leaving Napoli for Roma, the possibility of Dzeko coming to Juventus is increasing, while the Suarez case is a bit complicated, even though the player has just taken the exam for Italian citizenship. Because the summer transfer window is about a month away, Pirlo can own Dzeko when Serie A kicks in the second round.

What the fans are waiting for in Pirlo is not only a beautiful style, a new style of football, but above all, victories. Juventus have won just two of the last eight games last season in Serie A. All season, the team under Sarri lost seven games and conceded 43 goals – Juventus’s worst statistic in the era of dominating Italy’s number one league.

Juventus opponents have also been strengthened. Antonio Conte welcomes Achraf Hakimi’s biggest signing since July. Aleksandar Kolarov is another addition to the three-defender system. Conte is waiting for Arturo Vidal and N’golo Kante to increase midfield fighting power. Inter actively did not buy Sandro Tonali to turn to experienced players. All for the sake of toppling Juve right this season.

Lazio, Atalanta, and Milan are also potential champions. Before the social gap, Lazio lost only one point to Juve. The form of Ciro Immobile will determine the competitiveness of this team. Atalanta also led Juve 2-1 away, before receiving a penalty and being equalized. Papu Gomez’s refusal to move to Al-Nassr kept the Atalanta forces safe. They had no regrettable loss, other than letting Timothy Castagne go to Leicester. It is also impossible to ignore Napoli, after they bought Victor Osimhen with the highest price in club history.

Meanwhile, Milan won 30 points in 12 matches after Serie A returned from translation. The presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes them formidable opponents. The appearance of Tonali (20 years old), makes Milan the most young midfield. With Franck Kessi (23) and Ismael Bennacer (22), they are not bored with any opponent.

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