Six hours and 36 minutes and applause from the All England Club Center Court
In the 70th minute with the final score, he was replaced by Lautaro, in a clear move by Conte to give him rest in view of the transcendental match they played this Wednesday against Shakhtar, in which the victory is only worth them if they want to continue advancing in the maximum European competition.
For now, Lukaku is second in the ranking of top scorer of the Italian league championship with eight goals, and in the Champions League, he is expected to continue his good streak after scoring a double against Monchengladbach the previous day. So far, he has seen goal 4 times.
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Luis Suárez’s exam to obtain Italian citizenship continues to cause a stir in Italy. This morning the Perugia Prosecutor’s Office stated that Juventus had intervened to speed up the process and, this afternoon, ‘the bianconeri’ have confirmed that Fabio Paratici is being investigated.
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The head of the Juventus sports area has been notified that an investigation was being opened for the alleged ‘farce’ examination of Luis Suárez. Juventus specifies that Paratici’s alleged crime is giving “false information to the prosecutor”, however, the club has reiterated “the veracity of Paratici’s work and trusts that the ongoing investigations will help clarify his position in a reasonable time. ”
According to the investigations, the content of the exam had been previously communicated to the player, predetermining the result and the final score, all with the aim of achieving a positive evaluation. The Uruguayan striker had to pass the exam to apply for nationality. It was an essential document for his hiring, since he was occupying a ‘community’ position and Juventus, having full quota, could not register him.
At the moment, the Guardia di Finaza has suspended the director Giuliana Grego, the director Simone Olivieri and the teachers who examined Luis Suárez from his Italian exam for 8 months. The alleged crimes alleged by the prosecution are “the disclosure of official secrecy in order to obtain undue financial gain and multiple ideological falsehoods in public documents.”
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In addition, several Juventus executives are also being investigated for the possibility of accelerating the recognition of citizenship of the Uruguayan forward.
The marathon match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner forced the semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal to have an expiration time on this Friday; Eleven o’clock at night. The tournament regulations prevent playing beyond that time and, after the first almost three hours of the game, ‘Nole’ is the one who took the first round. The semi-final will resume at 1:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. in Spain), before the women’s final
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Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic
The match started very even, with both tennis players very serious on the center court of the All England Club. Little by little Djokovic was decanting the points, showing intractable in his game; he hit the ball very hard in his attacks and in defense he was a real wall. It was an odyssey for Rafa to keep his serve and in the end, after having saved three break balls, he ended up giving up the serve in the seventh game. The Serbian confirmed the break with the subsequent 5-3 and defended his advantage to take 1xbet app download for android the first set.
The second set began as the first ended, with Novak biting like never before and Nadal suffering, enduring the onslaught of his rival. Playing with the roof closed did not help Nadal at all, as the humidity is not doing well for his game. In addition, with the lack of wind, it lost an element that the Balearic Islands like to lean on. He saved three more break balls before he got serious and started leading the game.
‘Nole’, who up to that point was setting a perfect match, began to feel more uncomfortable with a Nadal who was going from less to more. Thus, the first favorable break for the Balearic Islands arrived in the first one he had, although the joy would last very little since the Serbian returned it with a ‘contrabreak’. In the first set Rafa might have sunk, but at that moment the Spaniard was enjoying a good moment and again, he managed to break Novak’s serve. This time, the world number one did not let his income escape and closed his sleeve 3-6.
The third set, key
With one set per band and with both players already completely hot, the most spectacular sleeve arrived. Djokovic and Nadal began to get the best shots from their record and made the London public enjoy. Rafa constantly martyred the Serbian with his parallel right while the Serbian, very fresh in his legs and especially in his mind, did not leave a ball without a fight and hurt him with his direct services, especially those that went straight to the “T”. There were no break options in the set and the minimum advantage until tomorrow was going to be the tie break.
Djokovic started with a double fault, one of the few in the match, but it would be one of the few failures of the Serbian in the tiebreaker and in the next service, he recovered the ‘minibreak’. From that moment, the show of the left began. It was the most tense situation of the match and the two players aroused the admiration of the whole world. Rafa lost his serve again but, in the face of adversity, there is no one better than him. With 5-3 against, he rallied to 5-6 and had the first of his three set balls that he couldn’t take advantage of.
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It was past eleven o’clock but the meeting could not be left there, one of the two had to take the cat to the water and finally it was the Serbian. He could not with the first set ball but he could in the second, he took the sleeve by 11-9 and the first round was scored in his favor. It is not definitive, but it is important. Rafa must come back. To be continue…
Andersen and Isner joined the epic today in one of the longest encounters in the history of racket sport. The result was the least in a match in which the fifth set was reached with a 26-24.
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Six hours and 36 minutes and applause from the All England Club Center Court. That is what the two tennis players who today enter the history of Wimbledom took by starring in the second longest match in their history and the longest semifinal in the history of the Grand Slam. A fifth set that lasted until the 26-24 game that lasted almost three hours. Anderson, 32 years, 58 days old, eighth in the world, a finalist at last year’s US Open and executioner of Swiss Roger Federer in the quarterfinals after another epic comeback, was the strongest.
Sparkling, with the black sky suggesting a storm, and with both players exhausted, devouring bananas and chocolates to stay, ingesting liquids incessantly, firing their shots as they could, ended a historic match, which the central audience witnessed without moving, gripped by dramatics. The Johannesburg player has thus become the first South African to reach the Wimbledon final since Brian Norton in 1921. Durban-born Kevin Curren played the 1985 match against German Boris Becker, but had switched to American two years earlier.
Before this ‘marathon man’, Anderson won the last two sets, the only ones in which there was no tiebreaker, with a final break in game 49, when the Greensboro man showed signs of cramps in his legs and, crestfallen, knew that he was escaping the opportunity to contest his first Grand Slam final. In that game, Anderson fell to the ground and was able to get up, return the ball, and then win the point. And the audience at the headquarters roared with enthusiasm.
Isner finished with 53 aces, (214 in the total of the tournament), beating the record of the Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, of 212, established in 2001 when he won the title, becoming the first and only champion to achieve it as a special guest, but not It served to knock Anderson down.
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The honor of having played the longest game in history is in the hands of one of today’s protagonists, Isner, who played between June 22 and 24, 2010 in a game of 11 hours and five minutes, in which that time if he was the winner after playing a 60-78. It was before Nicolas Mahut.
Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum is still on Barcelona’s transfer schedule. This has been confirmed by the Dutch coach of Barcelona, Ronald Koeman, who knows him very well and who recommended his signing in the last summer transfer market. Due to financial reasons, the signing of Wijnaldum, who ends his contract on June 30, could not be faced. For this reason, Koeman has not denied in an interview with the Dutch newspaper ‘AD’ that Barcelona will insist again with Wijnaldum, that next January 1 he will be free to negotiate his future with any club.
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"Our interest in Wijnaldum was separate from what could happen with Leo Messi. I think our team could use some depth, especially when we don’t have the ball", said the Barcelona coach.
"Gini has a great sense of space, he can reach the goal fantastically well from midfield, he could really bring something to the team".