Latest sports news today Wednesday, January 19
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Paco Gento, the pioneer of a successful saga
Paco Gento He was not only a soccer star and a Real Madrid legend. He also left behind a saga that has been a fundamental part of Spanish sport. Julio and Antonio, his two brothers, were also footballers for the white team, although they did not have the importance of the eldest.
Florentino Pérez: “Gento made the values of Real Madrid and sport his way of life”
The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, highlighted that former player Francisco Gento, who died this Tuesday at the age of 88 and the only world footballer to win six European Cups, was one of the “great myths” that helped change the history of the white team.
Dembélé’s agent threatens Barcelona
It won’t be easy Ousmane Dembele stay in Barcelona. The contract ends on June 30 and you can now negotiate your exit with the letter of freedom under your arm. The Barça club made him a renewal offer but the French winger still hasn’t given an answer, which is interpreted in the Camp Nou as a rudeness and the footballer’s intention not to continue in the Catalan club, which has caused Xavi Hernández to give the go-ahead for Barça to try a transfer during this winter market. To finish muddying the negotiating situation, Dembélé’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, has offered an interview in which he has denounced the pressure from the Barça club to force the footballer to extend his contract. The possibility that Barcelona leave six months in the stands Dembélé to force him to make a decision does not seem to affect his agents, who say they are willing to take the risk.
Salvador Sostres: Real Madrid explained to the Catalans
My father made me a Barça member on the same June 10, 1975 that I was born. I grew up hearing that the referees disliked us, that Madrid was the Regime’s team and that Santiago Bernabéu was little less than another Franco minister. Two myths crowned my childhood: Guruceta’s penalty and that the dictatorship had stolen Di Stéfano from us. I immediately internalized all this, making myself the burden of history, and feeling like the most offended child in the world, and in this way I justified the defeats of my team, without even imagining that perhaps there was the possibility that in we were doing something wrong.
Trajín and exchanges in Alonso’s ‘Plan’
In the style of soccer leaders, the Alpine F1 team has a presidential executive at the top. Luca de Meo, world CEO of Renault, likes to intervene in all areas of the company’s life and more in the Formula 1 division. It was his bet in a period of crisis for the multinational: De Meo announced the signing of Fernando Alonso immersed in a Renault readjustment plan, 15,000 layoffs in all its branches, equivalent to eight percent of its workforce. The Italian businessman understood that the French brand needed a world star to take flight and hired Alonso in the hope that the new F1 regulations that will come into force this year will give them a chance to return to the elite. With two months to start the season, De Meo has carried out an intense bustle of changes, exchanges and future additions. Movements in Alonso’s ‘Plan’.
Espanyol celebrates an insufficient tie
Betis settles in third place and Sergio’s Cádiz starts with a bitter point