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Sergio Ramos: The player between good and evil (Part 3)

Fernando Hierro has been the heart of the defense and leader of Real Madrid for 14 years. Like his predecessor, Ramos has been the leader of Los Blancos for a long time.

With Sergio Ramos on the pitch, Real Madrid’s face will be different. It is not that he will guarantee Los Blancos not conceding but simply that they will be much more monster. Moreover, their peers know they have someone who holds their faith in the most critical moments. On Ramos’s body there is a tattoo of the number “92.48”.

This was the moment when he hit the equalizer in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. That moment was decisive, changing the whole situation of this match. Real Madrid then won the Decima and entered the tournament history.

Ramos was indomitable and could not fall. One month after his shoot-up shot indirectly caused Real Madrid to stop in the 2012 Champions League semi-finals, he still confidently performed a Panenka in the Euro semi-final against Portugal. He has the wickedness of a street guy but still exudes a masculine aura representing royal dignity.

Ramos’s current contract with Real Madrid remains valid until June of the following year. According to AS, the leaders of the Spanish royal team just want to sign a new contract with a term of 12 months. They represent a policy of only offering a 1-year extension to players over the age of 30 on the team, regardless of their status and status. It is not known whether the two sides will find a common voice in this matter, but the Madridista just hope to see their captain present in the white shirt for a few more years.

Hierro’s No. 4 shirt at Real Madrid was left blank for two years before Ramos inherited it. Now, people question again when Sergio Ramos leaves, who will inherit the shirt, or rather who will be able to fill the void he left. And so far, they still have not had the answer for themselves.

Sergio Ramos: The player between good and evil (Part 2)

In the 2017 Champions League final, Ramos was lying on the field after being pushed lightly by Juan Cuadrado. The warm Colombian left the field with a red card.

In the 2018 Champions League final, his hand lock caused Mohamed Salah to leave the game with tears. He makes neutral fans and opponents uncomfortable, and Madridista can rest assured if he is on the pitch.

When Real Madrid were conceded three times by a Shakhtar Donetsk missing 10 players because of COVID-19, the Madridista missed Ramos. That match, the 34-year-old midfielder was absent due to injury. When Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored twice against Thibaut Courtois in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 last season, the audience suddenly realized that a midfielder who had confirmed his class like Raphael Varane was also at times like a schoolboy when Ramos isn’t around. That day, the 34-year-old midfielder sat in the stands because he was suspended.

According to Transfermarkt, the Spanish defender is the player with the third number of Real Madrid caps in history. He also only missed 1 more goal to get 100 goals for Los Blancos, equal to the performance of former player Fernando Morientes.

Ramos has long been a living legend for Real Madrid. The goals he scored, many of them, are historic by importance for Los Blancos. Although not born in Madrid, he is the leader of the dressing room, the representative face of the royal team, embodying the immortal spirit of Madridismo inherited from Raul Gonzalez, Guti and Iker Casillas.

In the LaLiga 36th round of the 2004/2005 season, Real Madrid with the Galacticos star marched to the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium of Sevilla. In the 18th minute, the home team enjoyed a free kick from a distance of 30 meters. Central midfielder Renato pushes the ball, 21-year-old defender Sergio Ramos takes a thunderous shot, swirling ball completely defeated Casillas.

In the stands, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez watched the ball go into the net and Ramos was running away in celebration. In the transfer window that summer, he joined the Santiago Bernabeu team for 27 million euros, a record with a Spanish defender. Ramos received the number 4 shirt once worn by the legendary Hierro. And a new legend was born from that time.

Sergio Ramos: The player between good and evil (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, the Spanish team won over Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League.

After the match, Sergio Ramos posted on social media a video clip of a situation where Swiss striker Ruben Vargas held the ball to attack on the left flank of the Spanish penalty area. At this point, Ramos turned sideways, hooked back with his right foot, hit the ball and released a dangerous attack from the opponent.

“Access denied”, the Spanish defender wrote a caption in English with this video. A stunt that shows a high level of confidence but is really beautiful when it is successfully executed.

Recently, Ramos made a similar ball, and the opponent is Lionel Messi, a person much tougher than Ruben Vargas. 90 + 4 minutes, the Argentine superstar held the ball from home, Barcelona pushed the team up and Real Madrid pulled down. Ramos ran back and watched Messi.

In a decisive moment, he raised his hand to his teammates and then accelerated, rushing towards the ball. Like the situation facing Vargas, he turned horizontally compared to Messi and then used his right foot to jerk back. The ball was broken out of the Barca captain’s feet.

That ball was a highlight of Sergio Ramos in the last El Clasico match. And of course, it is impossible not to mention the situation that gave Real Madrid a penalty after causing Clement Lenglet to be blasted for a shirt-pulling foul. Barca side said why Lenglet pulled his shirt forward, but Ramos fell back.

 But somehow, the captain of Real Madrid is always a master of “dark art” in such controversial situations. A player who has received 26 red cards in his career, but is not a power defender who only knows how to cut iron. It is a master lurking between light and darkness, making the world admire his excellent handling but also receives many attacks because of the situations he makes the opponent stand up to complain the referee in anger.

Barca is more famous than Real Madrid before the Super Classic match

Barca is more famous than Real Madrid in the US market full of potential ahead of the Super Classic match in La Liga tomorrow.

Barca and Real Madrid will meet in the 245th Super Classic match tomorrow. But Barca won a win before the ball rolled, because they beat Real Madrid in popularity in America.

This conclusion is drawn from the list of the most famous football clubs in the flag country announced by Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing.

To do the above survey, Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing has zoned a survey of 142 clubs from the top 5 European leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1) and 2 digital leagues in North America (MLS, Liga MX). The survey method is statistics on search trends on Google and the amount of interaction on social networks Facebook.

As a result, the two leading positions still belong to Barca and Real Madrid as when Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing first surveyed in 2016. But the Premier League is the most popular tournament in the US when contributing 6 names in the Top 10 most famous clubs including MU, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham.

Notably, MLS has only 2 representatives in the Top 20 most loved clubs in America, LA Galaxy and Atlanta United. But Ligue 1 is the least attractive tournament for North American audiences, although PSG is ranked 15th on this list.

Top 20 most popular soccer clubs in America (as of October 22, 2020)

1. Barca

2. Real Madrid

3. MU

4. Liverpool

5. Chelsea

6. Arsenal

7. Juventus

8. Man City

9. Club America

10. Tottenham

11. Bayern Munich

12. LA Galaxy

13. Chivas

14. PSG

15. Monterrey

16. Atlanta United

17. Atletico Madrid

18. Inter Milan

19. Dortmund

20. Cruz Azul

Messi: “I’m less obsessed with scoring”

According to captain Lionel Messi, his role in the squad under new coach Ronald Koeman is not as it was before.

“Right now, I’m less obsessed with scoring. My mission is to try to contribute as much as possible to the overall team play,” Messi told Garganta Poderosa magazine on October 15.

Now, Messi is holding a record of 635 goals for Barca. In the last 12 seasons, he has scored at least 31 goals for the club. However, under the leadership of new coach Ronald Koeman, Messi no longer plays the role of striker to score the main goal. This is to help Barca’s collective play become more diverse, avoiding being countered by opponents by blocking M10.

This is the reason why Messi’s number of goals is falling. In the first three matches of La Liga 2020-2021, the Barca captain only scored one goal, from the penalty spot in the 4-0 win over Villarreal. Messi’s most prominent role today is to assist.

Barca’s top scorer since the start of the season is Ansu Fati, a 17-year-old star playing on the left flank. Fati scored a double in the win against Villarreal and opened the score against Celta Vigo 3-0.

Besides football, Messi is also very interested in supporting the Argentine homeland community during the Covid-19 epidemic. The Barca captain has contributed $ 1.2 million to charity work. Messi shared with Garganta Poderosa that during this pandemic, they had to maintain basic necessities such as electricity, water, food. What makes him proud is to see people participating in working in the communities and cafeterias in Argentina. He also confirmed that inequality was the biggest problem in his society, and everyone should join hands to fix this.

After playing for Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers, he decided to return to Barcelona to prepare for a trip to Getafe’s field in La Liga. The match took place at 2 o’clock on Sunday, October 18.

Player looking forward to the final Nadal – Djokovic

Former players Jim Courier and Tim Henman believe that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will pass the semi-finals of Roland Garros.

Schwartzman and Novak Djokovic confronted Stefanos Tsitsipas. These are all games that are expected to be difficult for two “Big 3” players, when Schwartzman is in high form and Tsitsipas is capable of exploding in big games. Nadal lost to Schwartzman in Rome last month, and Djokovic was injured in the win over Pablo Carreno Busta two days ago.

Tsitsipas faced no easy task, having to be the first to defeat Djokovic in a complete 2020 match. The only time “Nole” failed this year was when he was disqualified. round four of the US Open.

“Tsitsipas will have to hit diverse, constantly changing the spin and depth of the ball when playing Djokovic”, said Henman. “He will have to take risks. Tsitsipas has the perfect set of skills, but it is difficult to maximize his abilities in a five-set match against the greatest player like Djokovic.”

Before Djokovic plays Tsitsipas, Nadal will meet Schwartzman at 19:50, Hanoi time. “Clay King” won against Argentina in 10 of 11 encounters, but the last defeat caused many people to doubt Nadal’s ability to reach the final.

“Both are going to come out and understand that Diego can completely beat Nadal,” Courier said. “It’s a mindset they both didn’t have before the game in Rome. The five-set format makes it difficult for Diego to repeat that feat. The fact is that Nadal has won five games without losing a set. His motivation is now. now also much bigger than in Rome. “

Nadal has also repeatedly complained about the cold, humid weather in the Paris autumn – which is not favorable for his high bounce style. “Although Nadal’s ball does not bounce as high as every year, due to the effects of the weather and the new ball, it usually bounces up to 5 feet (more than 1.5 meters)”, said Courier. “Therefore, Schwartzman, with a height of 1m70, will have to work hard if he wants to attack on the backhand, sometimes he will have to jump to play the ball.”

8 records were set in the Doha Diamond League athletics 2020

Doha Diamond League 2020 ended with 8 records, including 2 world best achievements this season.

Doha is the final stage of the prestigious Diamond League athletics tournament series in 2020. The capital of Qatar is also the venue for the 2019 World Championships Athletics Championship with great hosting experience.

Two of the best World Championships (WL) season performances belong to the Kenyan female athletes in the 800m and 3000m running events.

Faith Kipyegon, the defending female Olympic champion of 1,500m, competed in the 800m and excelled in setting the best record in the world this year with a time of 1 minute 57 seconds 68 (1: 57.68). This is the second 800m competition and after a 3-year hiatus for Kipyegon, because she is an expert at 1,500m.

With this impressive achievement, Kipyegon is a bright candidate for the gold medal in both the 800m and 1500m events at the Tokyo Olympics next year. With Russian athletes banned for doping and world champion Caster Semenya (South Africa) not participating because of the same high level of hormones as men the 800m content promises to “open the door ”for many other athletes.

Another WL was established in the female 3000m content. The 5000m world champion in 2017 and 2019 Hellen Obiri excelled when it finished at 8: 22.54. The Kenyan star born in 1989 defeated Agnes Tirop, the 2019 world 10000m bronze medal (8: 22.92) and the world record 3000m of female obstacle Beatrice Chepkoech (8: 22.92, bronze medal).

In the men’s 1500m content, 25-year-old Stewart McSweyn broke the Australian national record with a record of 3: 30.51. Old record 3: 31.09 previously belonged to teammate Ryan Gregson, who also participated in the race in Doha this time.

Stewart McSweyn broke the Australian national record for a 1500m men’s run

Some other notable achievements in Doha Diamond League:

– Armand Duplantis (Sweden) won a gold medal for men’s pole jump with 5m82 mark.

– Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (Ukraine) women’s long jump championship: 6m91.

– Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) won the gold medal of 800m male: 1: 44.16.

– Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) won 100m female: 10.87.

– Aaron Mallet (USA) won the men’s 110m championship: 13.15.

– Payton Chadwick (USA) women’s 100m fencing gold medal 12.78.

The sports community in the US runs to commemorate the September 11 event

19 years after the terrorist event in the US on September 11, the sports-loving community in the United States of America held running events to celebrate this day.

Like other runners around the world, jogging lovers in America also choose certain milestone days to run.

Jogging communities across America have been organizing or implementing activities to remember September 11. The PNW Ladies Running Group in Seattle will hold a 9.11 mile (14.5km) run at 9am on September 11 to remember 19 years ago.

And police officer Bryan Skipworth in New York has a very special way of celebrating this day. Ever since the dark day that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, Bryan has been running every year every year to commemorate his friends who died in the terrorist attacks.

For the past 18 years, on September 11, Bryan Skipworth has been running in the streets of New York with a flag on his shoulder. This year, he plans to run about 3 miles (approximately 5km) from Fort Monroe to Hampton VA Medical Center. This year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 translation, the event was not extended, but only Bryan Skipworth ran.

Also in Summerville, South Carolina, Mr. David Moore (54 years old), a former firefighter, decided to make a special run to raise money for the September 11 fund. He plans to run 100 miles (160km) to remember this special day.

After thirty years as a firefighter, Moore felt very tired wearing obesity. He comes to jogging to lose weight, regain health and also set an example for his two sons, Carson and Conner. 8 years ago, Moore weighed more than 135kg and he started looking for the first exercises such as climbing stairs, running on machines … From running about 5km, Moore became stronger when he lost 45kg, quit the habit of smoking and by 2015 he has completed a semi-marathon (21.1km).

Gradually, Moore has run beyond 42km, becoming an ultramarathoner. And this time, he is determined to complete the 160km journey to raise money for the September 11 fund with the goal of raising about $ 2,500.

4 common mistakes when practicing marathon

Considering long distance, inappropriate exercise intensity, uneven exercise, lack of balance when training are common mistakes of runners.

Training before races helps runners develop their own abilities. According to the Hansons training philosophy mentioned in The Hansons Marathon Method, marathon consists of four main pillars. If one of the pillars is missing, the rest of the workout is no longer guaranteed. Here are the mistakes that led to the breakdown of the marathon pillars and the decline in training.

Long distance is too important

The first pillar of your running training lesson plan is doing a moderate long run. Long run plays an important role, but it is not appropriate to set the distance or duration of the long run. New rerunners are very likely to make this mistake. Long running exercises must be consistent with the lesson plan and ability of the practitioner. Ideally, long runs should be about 25-30% of the total weekly running distance and should not last more than three to 3.5 hours. This means that if you are training for about 80km a week, long runs should not exceed 24km.

Long running is important for marathon training, but you should also allocate your training time to other days of the week. By practicing reasonable long runs, runners can practice more in other areas of training instead of focusing only on endurance.

Unsuitable exercise intensity

The second pillar of training is running at the right intensity. For the most part, runners think it’s good to run fast and keep trying to run fast. In fact, you need to start with light runs, then move on to other exercises to promote quick training.

Running too fast sometimes makes the runner more susceptible to unwanted injuries because the body is under a lot of pressure, exceeding its limits. For those who practiced on their own marathon training program, their range of motion was much higher than that of a regular exercise. Therefore, accelerating to be faster only adds pressure to the body. Then, the athlete will be too tired, can skip the exercise, skip the day of light runs and exercise activities become erratic. Lack of exercise regularly can make it possible to fall into a state of shortness of breath, and even get stuck in the cycle of injury and recovery, without being able to improve performance.

Exercise irregularly

The third pillar of the marathon is to practice regularly and avoid day-to-day training. As discussed, erratic training is the result of improper running speed. When you’re constantly running at high intensity, you’ll need more days off, especially if you unfortunately experience unexpected injuries.

In short, training success is not determined by a single run, but rather the result of days of training.

Lack of balance when exercising

The fourth pillar in marathon training, is also the synthesis and harmony of the three pillars above. If the long run has a reasonable length and distance, the runner can maintain a balance in training.

A more balanced workout allows you to perform exercises at a variety of speed ranges, with fast running days, heavy workouts, rest days, recovery. If you maintain a consistent pace of exercise every day, you can do balance training weekly and monthly.

The benefits of a balanced workout are less skipping, can increase the number of training days per week, increase running distance per week, thereby increasing workload.

Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan break the world record for one hour run in Belgium

Two world records for men’s and women’s 1 hour run were broken in Belgium by two athletic stars from the UK and the Netherlands.

On the morning of September 5, 2020, the Diamond League athletics series took place in Brussels (Belgium). On the King Baudouin Stadium, two new men’s and women’s 1-hour world records were broken on the same day.

On the south run, Sir Mo Farah from the UK has completed the goal of breaking the old world record of 21,285m, set by Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) in 2007, with a record of 21,330m, 45m more than the old record. Farah average speed of 2: 49 / km (pace 2:49), which is about 21.33 km / h. The 37-year-old star continued to run for a while because he could not hear the ending gunfire. Hugging the champion’s bouquet, Farah relaxed back and forth after this feat. This is the tournament in Farah’s first stadium since 2007.

Second is Bashir Abdi (Belgium), who completed nearly 53 stadium rounds (400m) with a record of 21,322m, still more than the old record of 37m. The 21,330m record officially put Mo Farah in the Home of legends that broke the world record for 1 hour men’s run, including: Alf Shrubb, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Ron Clarke, Gaston Roelants, Jos Hermens, Arturo Barrios and Haile Gebrselassie.

In female content, the old record of 18,517m by the star Dire Tune (Ethiopia) is also easily broken. All three female athletes standing on the podium this time have better achievements than the old record set in 2008.

Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) finished with a record of 18,930m, more than the old record of 413m (more than a round of golf). This 1500m and 10,000m world champions beat the world record women’s marathon (42,195km) Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) in the last 60 seconds to win the title. Kosgei did not win, but left a strong impression on his first time attending a run in the stadium. Kosgei’s 18.901m record also broke the old record, helping her confidently enter the London Marathon 2020 in early October. The third person, Lonah Salpeter (Kenya) also finished 18,571m after an hour, which is better than the old world record.

In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) almost succeeded in breaking Svetlana Masterkova’s (Russia) record of 1000m 2: 28.98 when only less than 1 second. Kipyegon finished 400m in 58 seconds 94, then 1: 59.19 gave 800m but could do nothing better at the last 200m and hit the finish with 2: 29.92 time.

In the men’s pole jump event, “The Prince of the pole jump” Armand Duplantis failed at 6m15, but still won the gold medal with a record of 6m00.

Before he was 20 years old, Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway) had more time to win the title in the 1500m male content with a record of 3: 30.69.

After the Belgian leg, Diamond League will be held in Rome (Italy) on September 17 and Doha (Qatar) on September 25, 2020.