Man City – the brightest candidate for the Premier League champion (Part 2)

This is also the eloquent message for the unparalleled resources that Guardiola inherited at Etihad. Summer 2018, Man City broke the club’s transfer record when recruiting Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for $ 79 million. But Mahrez sat down for most of the season, only playing 14 times in the Premier League.

This summer, Man City spent $ 72 million on young Spanish midfielder Rodri. They then turned Joao Cancelo into the most high profile defender in history with $ 70 million (this number was removed after Man City sold Danilo back to Juventus). In total, Man City spent $ 250 million only for a full-back position within three years. And at the first match – against West Ham, Kyle Walker played like he wanted to remind Cancelo “don’t dream of taking his place”.

That’s how Guardiola created a positive competitive atmosphere in Man City. No one is irreplaceable. Look at Leroy Sane, the German striker who was very eager to join Bayern Munich before suffering a knee injury against West Ham. Superior talent, but last season Sane almost only prepared. So that Bayern knocked on the door, Man City gently replied: “160 million USD”, and did not accept bargaining. They are not short of money, and Guardiola knows what a player needs most: get on the pitch regularly.

Guardiola and Man City are being criticized, that they are too rich and their success is based on purchasing power on the transfer floor. One of the main critics is Jurgen Klopp. Guardiola immediately responded to fellow Liverpool side. The City’s chairman pointed out: the contracts brought back to Etihad are indelible to Guardiola’s extraordinary achievements, because Man Utd pointed out: money is not a panacea.

Last season, Liverpool showed remarkable courage to race against Man City until the final round. That competition created an illusion: City’s wealth did not create a significant advantage. But it is possible that this 2019-2020 season will expose that illusion.

Man City – the brightest candidate for the Premier League champion (Part 1)

Just in the season, Man City proved they are the brightest candidates for the championship that is considered the most difficult planet.

Rafael Benitez has never been terrified by any powerful opponent. If the opponent surpasses his team in every way, with an immense level of distance that cannot be leveled, he also conceals a very good fear.

That’s why Premier League clubs want to hear Benitez share his “know-how”, because Newcastle is the closest team to beat Man City in the domestic league. Benitez did not show any pride or attempt to hide his career.

Of course, his more specialized ideas are not so bleak. “Defeating Man City is possible,” Benitez said. But it requires two things: a perfect match and the help of luck. The players of the opponent must show the optimal performance, and the player of Pep Guardiola suddenly malfunctioned. Otherwise, all preparations will become meaningless.

That comment is not too words. Man City is dead with the Premier League rivals last season. Liverpool, Mr. King of Europe, playing a perfect asymptotic season. They finish with 97 points – the highest in the club’s history. They only lost exactly one match for the whole season, but still only finished second.

The championship last season was the eloquent message for the quality of the team that coach Guardiola built, with a meticulous plan and a frightening effect in the way he pinned the students’ brains. The statistics about them are amazing. In the past two years, Man City have won 201 in 231 maximum points – including the opening round of the season where Man City beat West Ham 5-0 recently. They lost only six in 77 rounds, scoring 206 goals and conceding 50 goals. Exceptionally British has never witnessed any more destructive machine than that.

The 2019 Formula 1 Monza Grand Prix

The Autodromo di Monza – one of the oldest GP circuits in Formula 1 – lies on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. It is one of the last few fast and old fashioned European tracks and will host the 2019 Italian Grand Prix for the 58th time. It will be not only a celebration time for the excited spectators but also a testing time for the drivers and their machinery. The Monza circuit design is firmly set with a classic European layout that definitely favors top speed.

General information

The Autodromo di Monza has been generally considered as the spiritual home of Italian motor racing. In spite of the chicanes which have marred the long straights for the last decade, Monza is still considered to be F1’s “home of speed”. The layout of long and fast straights at the Autodromo not only rewards top speed but also offers good overtaking chances, from slipstreaming or late braking. Unique to Monza, the FIA allows the racing teams to test the circuit during the week before the race.

What the drivers say

The Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza is one of the most unique races of the year with the racing drivers optimizing their cars for speeds up to 370kph. In order to run fast at Monza, the drivers need to sacrifice as much as possible to cut drag and only run just enough aerodynamic load so that the cars can remain stable under braking and through the ‘Curve Biassono’. Engines usually get heavily stressed and flat out for about 70% of the lap, in very hot conditions. The circuit also demands very special tyres because the track surface is grippy and smooth. High terminal speeds and hot temperatures will quickly build heat up in the tyres, and in addition, the impact of heavy braking might place stress on the sidewalls that need to be stiffer than normal to cope.

Top 5 countries with the largest number of sports betting in the world

Some players often wonder about which countries have the largest number of people participating in online betting, so let’s discover 5 countries with the highest number of gambling players in the world.

5. Finland

$533/adult/year

In Finland, gambling is an exclusive industry run by three organizations Ray, Veikkaus Oy, and Fintoto Oy. The revenue here is used for social development purposes. RAY’s revenue is used by many health and social organizations, while Veikkaus Oy contributes to the development of art, sports, science, culture, and employment for young workers.

4. Canada

$568/adult/year

Although gambling in Canada is legal, each province has different rules. Poker, sports betting and skill games are most popular among Canadians. Recently, the government has asked casinos to tighten policies and draft regulations for online casinos.

3. Ireland

$588/adult/year

There are many casinos banned in Ireland, but the legal gaps have helped organizations gamble so the industry still grows very well. Ireland is a country famous for sports betting. PaddyPower is the number one dealer in this country. It is also one of the leading online and online betting companies, which are still successful around the world.

2. Singapore

$1,174/adult/year

Since 2005, Singapore has officially legalized football betting, in 2010, two large casinos at Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa were born. These casinos are built to attract more visitors. Guests coming here will get free entry, Singaporeans will be charged 100 USD.

However, this measure is not really effective when the average amount of money lost by players in this country is $ 1,174 per person per year. In December 2013, the Singapore government officially announced that he intended to limit gambling online and on mobile devices.

1. Australia

$1,228/adult/year

Finally, the country with the most people participating in betting is the home of the Kangaroos – Australia. With a thriving economy, 80% of adults living in Australia often play at least one type of gambling. This has made Australia the largest gambling player in the world. Silver won in this country does not pay tax but the gambling organizers are heavily taxed.

The US Open tennis tournament 2019: Everything you need to know

The US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of this year, is sure to stir up a lot of drama once again this year.

The big players around the world are expected to return to New York to topple 2018’s champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka.

When is the US Open 2019?

The first round of the tournament begins on 26th August 2019.

The tournament finishes on 8th September 2019 with the Men’s Singles Final and the Women’s Doubles Final.

Where is the US Open held?

It will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, a stadium complex within Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in New York City.

The Flushing Meadows complex has 22 courts, and in 2018, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium was opened for the US Open. It has a seating capacity of 14,000, becoming the second-largest venue in the complex.

How to watch and live stream the US Open in the UK

Tennis fans in the UK can stream the tournament’s action live on Amazon Prime Video.

Those who are new users can sign up for a free 30-day trial with access to live sports coverage and free one-day delivery on thousands of items across Amazon.

When the trial period ends, the service will cost £7.99 per month.

How can I watch and stream the US Open live in the US?

Fans in the US can watch the coverage of the US Open on ESPN.

Coverage can also be streamed through ESPN3 on the ESPN+ and the US Open website.

Who won the US Open in 2018?

Last year, Novak Djokovic claimed the Men’s Singles prize after sweeping aside Juan Martin del Potro in the final.

In the Women’s Singles final, Naomi Osaka shocked the world of tennis after beating Serena Williams.

The US Open 2019 should see Williams come back in action, while Naomi Osaka will hope to bounce back after an early Wimbledon exit.

Andy Murray can emerge well in the doubles following his return to the courts after having successfully recovered from a serious injury.

Will Nadal be the champion of Rogers Cup 2019?

The Spanish player will begin his journey to defend the championship at the Masters 1000 tournament in Montreal, Canada from August 5 to August 11. According to the newly announced Rogers Cup 2019 branching result, Rafael Nadal will have a relatively easy opening round when starting the journey to conquer from the second round to meet the winner in the De Minaur pair.

Sorting the number one seed, the Spanish player will play from the second round. As a result of the branching out, his first opponent might be Alex de Minaur who just won Atlanta Open 2019, if the young Next Gen talent won the opening match. Nadal won both matches against former De Minaur, in turn at Wimbledon last year and Australia Open earlier this year.

If the results are favorable, Nadal can reunite with David Goffin in the next round. The Belgian is also one of two people who won a set against Nadal in Roland Garros 2019. Fabio Fognini – who beat the Spanish player in the semi-final Monte Carlo 2019 on his journey to win the first Masters 1000 – is aiming to repeat that achievement in Montreal soon if the two players have the opportunity to meet again in the quarterfinals.

Losing to Nadal in the finals last year, Stefanos Tsitsipas only won the Rogers Cup runner-up in 2018. Greek young talent is facing the opportunity to revenge if he has the opportunity to encounter each other in the semifinals this year. But first of all, Tsitsipas will have to overcome big obstacles namely Milos Raonic or Taylor Fritz, before hitting Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals.

Dominic Thiem was chosen as the No. 2 seed. The Austrian player has been in high form recently when he has just won the Austrian Open 2019 championship on his hometown. This is considered a strong stimulant for Thiem to try to play at Rogers Cup here. After the coronation at Indian Wells in March, Thiem was eager to add to the Masters 1000 collection.

2019 Rogers Cup takes place on the hard court in Montreal (Canada) with Nadal and Simona Halep holding the men’s singles and women’s singles championship. Nadal has won four championships here (2005, 2008, 2013, 2018), equal to Djokovic’s achievement – the world’s number-one player absent from this year’s tournament due to the need for more resting time after Wimbledon 2019.

Barca vs. Vissel Kobe: Perez shines in a friendly match

Barcelona continues its summer tour with a confrontation with Vissel Kobe. The Japanese club has a lot of former Barcelona players like Iniesta, David Villa and Samper. In the end, Barcelona won 2-0 against Kobe Vissel with Carles Perez‘s 2 goals.

The match was “hot” right from the start of the match with Iniesta’s beautiful long shot. Unfortunately, Ter Stegen still excelled in this situation. Barcelona also responded with a few dangerous situations later but failed.

Coming to the second half, Barcelona replaced all 11 players and quickly got the chance. Due to changing 11 people, most Barca players have the opportunity to try the field. Gerard Pique is the only star who doesn’t play. According to Barca, the Spanish midfielder suffered a slight pain after the first game against Chelsea and needed more rest.

The deadlock of the match was opened in the 59th minute with a goal of Perez after a mixed play in the penalty area. In the 86th minute, Spainish team double the gap.

Perez scored the second goal with a decisive corner.  It is also a masterpiece. After receiving the ball on the left edge of the penalty area, he shot like a guy who only decided to win for Barca.

Coach Valverde also unleashed rookie Griezmann in the first place. Perez’s convincing performance was really the opposite of what Griezmann showed. Like the debut (losing to Chelsea 1-2), rookie priced at 135 million USD cannot find a common voice with teammates. The best chance came to Griezmann in the 11th minute, when he stood empty in the penalty area, but Riqui Puig hit the ball instead of passing the ball. Before leaving the field at the end of the first half, Griezmann miss the ball from Sergio Busquets.

While Antoine Griezmann, the expensive new rookie, failed to score, Carles Perez explained why coach Ernesto Valverde pulled him from Team B to join the A-team tour. The 21-year-old striker only takes 14 minutes to score. He turned on the wall with Malcom, before defeating the opponent with a shot.

Djokovic pulled out of Rogers Cup 2019

Masters 1000 takes place in Montreal, Canada from August 5 to August 11 will be absent from the world’s top two players, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Djokovic needs a break after winning the 16th Grand Slam in his career.

The news that Federer did not come to Montreal was made immediately during the press conference after the Wimbledon finals in 2019. And yesterday, July 25, world number one Djokovic also announced his withdrawal from the Montreal tournament, citing the need for time. take a break after the intense battles in the past All England Club.

“I am sorry to announce that I will be absent from the upcoming Rogers Cup tournament. I am trying to recover my fitness with the support of my team to be able to return to the competition,” said the four-time champion. Masters 1000 here declared. “I love the country and the people of Canada. I have a lot of friends here and it always makes me feel at home. I hope to have a chance to come back to play in front of enthusiastic audiences.”

Rogers Cup is held alternately every year in the cities of Montreal and Toronto of Canada. Djokovic has won twice at each venue, Montreal (2007, 2011) and Toronto (2012, 2016).

Last year, the Serbian player stopped in the third round after a defeat at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas, who then missed the chance to win his first Masters in his career (losing to Nadal in the final).

Besides the absence of the world’s top two players, Montreal’s 1000 Masters this year is not attended by Del Potro. The Argentinian is still in the process of treating kneecap injuries, after taking up the surgery table on June 22.

“We expect to see Djokovic win the third championship in Montreal but also understand why he can’t come here. We wish him a quick recovery to return to the stage. At the end of the season, Del Potro is suffering from constant injuries in the last few years, we hope he will be fit to be on the pitch, “said Rogers Cup director Eugene Lapierre.

German Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel should leave Ferrari, says Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko

German’s F1 future is in the spotlight once again but Lewis Hamilton backs his rival to recover.

If Sebastian Vettel is going to get his Formula 1 career back on track, he should think of leaving Ferrari. That’s the opinion of Dr. Helmut Marko, the driver manager at Red Bull Racing, the former team of Vettel.

Although Sebastian Vettel won four world titles with Red Bull Racing, he has not secured any championship since moving to Ferrari in 2015.

In 2019 season, 32-year-old Vettel is fourth in the standings of the drivers and last weekend he finished 16th after ramming into the back of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at Silverstone. 

After the British Grand Prix, Verstappen said that at Red Bull, Vettel hardly made any mistakes, so he wondered why this stuff keeps happening to him over and over again at Ferrari.

Different environment

According to GrandPX, Vettel hasn’t got the support of the Italian media, with Charles Leclerc challenging to be the No.1 driver of Ferrari.

In spite of having a contract with Ferrari for 2020, there is speculation that Vettel could retire from F1 or even return to Red Bull.

Marko told Auto Bild about Vettel’s future: “You usually make mistakes as you are no longer yourself.” And “Vettel should be in a different environment or in other words: with a different team.”

Hamilton: Vettel will recover

Vettel has been the biggest challenger to five-team world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes in recent seasons but Hamilton has backed his rival to challenge once again. He absolutely believes that Vettel will rebound like the greats playing tennis and will redeem himself if he feels he needs to. Baldisserri said on the Italian podcast Pit-Talk that he thinks Vettel is an overrated driver that has made so many mistakes and must rediscover himself.

Djokovic reveals the secret of winning over Federer in the Wimbledon final

To prevail against talented and experienced opponents, Novak Djokovic had to rely on his inner strength and confidence.

In his career up to this point, Novak Djokovic has played in some of the most dramatic matches of the open era. Among them, the final match of the Australian Open 2012 with Rafael Nadal, the game still holds the longest record in Grand Slam history with 5 hours 53 minutes of competition.

But perhaps there is no match to challenge Djokovic more spiritually than the encounter to Federer in the All England Club. Being led by Federer 8-7 in the fifth set of matches decided but Djokovic saved 2 match-points to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), through which the 5th time crowned at Wimbledon. To prevail against talented and experienced opponents, Djokovic had to rely on his inner strength and confidence.

“This is probably the most demanding game of the spirit I have ever participated in,” Djokovic said after the match. I played a game that was physically demanding at the Australian Open but mentally it was a different level. The only difference that allows me to return to the game and win is the mental stability in the crucial moments. You have to keep it for 5 hours if you want to win a match like this. I always remind myself that I have a reason to be in this match and I will play better than the opponent. The more difficult, the more I reminded myself. I try not to lose my temper, believe in myself and focus. It’s great to have all the important moments, 3 series of tie-break, I play with the highest level ”.

Winning at Wimbledon 2019 is the 16th Grand Slam victore in the career of Djokovic. The Serbian player admits Federer and Nadal are the inspiration for him to go further in the future.

“We are helping each other grow. Federer and Nadal are probably one of the biggest reasons I still play at this level. Their accomplishments motivated me, inspired me, to try to achieve what they have done and even more. ”

Glad to his old student’s victory, legend Boris Becker thinks it’s time for tennis fans to give Djokovic respect.