Elenco da Portuguesa destaca melhora após chegada de Argel

Quando Argel Fucks foi contratado, a Portuguesa estava na zona de rebaixamento e era apontada como um dos candidatos a queda para a Série A2 do Campeonato Paulista. Bastaram três jogos com a nova comissão técnica formada pelo Técnico Argel Fucks e pelo seu assistente Galeguinho,  para a Lusa dar a volta por cima, tanto que está sonhando até mesmo com uma das vagas para as quartas de finais.

Sem perder há três jogos – duas vitórias e um empate – contra o Sao Paulo no sábado, a Portuguesa do técnico Argel Fucks está na quarta colocação do Grupo C, com oito pontos, seis a menos que o vice-líder São Bernardo. Nesta quarta-feira, a Lusa encara o embalado Penapolense, às 19h30, no estádio Tenente Carriço, pela nona rodada do Paulistão.

Para essa partida, Argel Fucks terá alguns problemas. O goleiro Glédson ainda não se recuperou de uma lesão na coxa direita e continua vetado pelo departamento médico. Assim, Tom segue entre os titulares. Lesionado, o zagueiro Valdomiro é outro desfalque, assim como o volante Renan cumpre suspensão por ter recebido o terceiro cartão amarelo no clássico contra o São Paulo.
No entanto, o treinador não terá apenas notícias ruins. Poupado contra o São Paulo por ter levado uma pancada na cabeça durante o treinamento de sexta-feira, o volante Diego Silva está novamente à disposição, enquanto o zagueiro Diego Augusto foi absolvido pelo Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva (TJD-SP) na última segunda-feira e segue entre os titulares. Recém-contratados, o volante Coutinho e o atacante Laércio foram relacionados e ficam como opções no banco.

“Estamos mais confiantes. O começo não foi fácil para nós, mas com a chegada do Argel nos encontramos dentro de campo e estamos mais motivados. Esses três resultados foram bons e esperamos dar continuidade para o próximo jogo. Todos os jogos a pressão é a mesma. Precisamos somar pontos e contra a Penapolense não é diferente”, afirmou Wanderson.

A Lusa deve entrar em campo com a seguinte formação: Tom; Régis, Diego Augusto, Willian Magrão e Bryan; Diego Silva, Rudnei, Rondinelly e Wanderson; Henrique e Leandro.

Source: Futebol Interior

Estreante, técnico Rogério Lourenço mexe no Tombense, que reage, e mantém invencibilidade ao fazer 3 a 1 no Vila Nova. Resultado deixa equipe no G-4 do Campeonato Mineiro 2014.

Pela quinta rodada do Campeonato Mineiro, o Tombense demonstrou forca e garra com a chegada do tecnico Rogério Lourenço, foi até Nova Lima e venceu o Vila Nova por 3 a 1, de virada, na tarde deste domingo.

O Jogo

O primeiro tempo começou com os donos da casa pressionando. Com isso, o gol não demorou a sair e veio com o estreante da tarde: o atacante Kim. Depois de escanteio cobrado por Mancini, a bola sobrou para Kim, que bateu para o fundo do gol, abrindo a placar a favor do Villa. Com a vantagem, a equipe treinada por Rogério Lourenço teve que sair para o jogo, abrindo espaço para os contra-ataques do time local.
A equipe comandada pelo estreante treinador Rogério Lourenço, ex Bahia, Flamengo, Seleção Brasileira Sub 20 e Seleção Olímpica da Arabia Saudita, tinha dificuldades de criar situações de perigo e pouco assustou o goleiro Bráz no primeiro tempo. Aos 26 minutos, o Vila perdeu o atacante Léo Mineiro. O jogador foi calçado pelo volante Júlio César e não teve condições de continuar no jogo, sendo substituído por Rafael Gomes. Aos 39, os donos da casa quase ampliaram a vantagem. Depois de cruzamento, Mancini cabeceou pela linha de fundo, mantendo o placar, que permaneceu até o final da primeira etapa.

Rogério Lourenço mexe bem no intervalo e Tombense vira o jogo

O segundo tempo começou com o Vila Nova buscando ampliar a vantagem. Apagado na primeira etapa, o meia Mancini era o responsável pela distribuição das principais jogadas ofensivas do time, que finalizava mal. Percebendo a superioridade dos donos da casa, Rogério Lourenço alterou a equipe do Tombense, colocando o atacante Toni na vaga de Vanger. A mudança surtiu efeito e aos 21 minutos, Toni recebeu bola pela esquerda, avançou e cruzou na cabeça de Júnior Negão, que deslocou o goleiro Bráz e igualou o marcador.
A virada não demorou e cinco minutos depois, Toni apareceu de novo. Desta vez, Júnior Negão retribuiu o presente do primeiro gol e deixou o atacante na cara do gol adversário, para virar o placar no Castor Cifuentes: 2 a 1 para a equipe do treinador Rogério Lourenço.
O jogo ganhou em emoção. O Vila Nova se lançou, abrindo-se ao contra-ataque e aos 30 minutos, Igor bateu de fora da área e exigiu boa defesa de Flávio, que salvou o Tombense.

 No lance seguinte, a equipe do treinador Rogério Lourenço teve a chance de matar o jogo quando Júnior Negão recebeu dentro da área, tirou da zaga, mas bateu à esquerda do gol, perdendo grande oportunidade.
O Vila Nova foi para o sufoco nos minutos finais. Mancini teve duas chances para empatar. Aos 36 minutos, ele subiu sozinho e, de cabeça, colocou pela linha de fundo. Dois minutos depois, o meia recebeu na área e bateu cruzado para bela defesa de Flávio. O Tombense se segurava e só saía nos contra-ataques. Em uma jogada de velocidade, Júnior Negão saiu na cara de Bráz; ele teve calma e só rolou para Toni, que escorou para o fundo da rede decretando a vitória da equipe treinada por Rogério Lourenço, que retorna ao G4.

Com o resultado, a equipe do treinador Rogério Lourenço chega aos nove pontos e assume a quarta colocação do Campeonato Mineiro. O Vila Nova permanece com três, na parte de baixo da tabela. As equipes voltam a campo na próxima quarta-feira. O Vila Nova vai até Juiz de Fora, para encarar o Tupi-MG. Já a equipe de treinador Rogério Lourenço retorna ao Almeidão, onde recebe o Boa Esporte.

Source: Globoesporte.com




Tecnico Argel Fucks e assistente Galeguinho tem 100% de aproveitamento a frente da Portuguesa

Uma semana e duas vitórias depois a Portuguesa já começa a respirar no Campeonato Paulista. Após assumir o time na lanterna, o técnico Argel Fucks adotou a modéstia como discurso e deu todos os créditos ao elenco. “Treinador trabalha, motiva, mas são os jogadores que resolvem em campo”, argumentou

Se quando o treinador assumiu ainda não havia vencido jogo algum, após as vitórias sobre Atlético Sorocaba, por 3 a 1, e Linense, por 4 a 0, a Lusa já ocupa a 13.ª posição geral, com sete pontos, dois acima da zona de rebaixamento.

Situação confortável ainda mais para uma semana exclusiva para treinamentos, algo que não havia ocorrido ainda neste ano. A Portuguesa só volta a campo no próximo sábado, quando enfrenta o São Paulo, no Morumbi, às 21 horas.

E se depender de Argel, o novo estilo de jogo da Lusa não mudará para o clássico. Ele já avisou que pretende ver um time agressivo. “Um espelho do treinador”, destacou. “Tivemos uma postura de soldados (contra o Linense). O time não relaxou. E é esta postura que precisamos manter”, finalizou.




Portuguesa 4 x 0 Linense – Lusa joga bem, goleia e confirma reação com Argel Fucks

Novo técnico, Argel Fucks, conseguiu a sua segunda vitória na semana. Antes tinha batido o Sorocaba, por 3 a 1

A Portuguesa comprovou a sua recuperação dentro do Campeonato Paulista ao vencer o Linense, por 4 a 0, neste domingo à noite, no Estádio do Canindé, pela sétima rodada. Esta foi a segunda vitória seguida da Lusa, que na rodada anterior tinha batido o Atlético, por 3 a 1, em Sorocaba. Três gols saíram no primeiro tempo, marcados por Henrique, William Magrão e Leandro. No final do segundo tempo, Wanderson fechou o placar.

Nestes dois jogos a Lusa foi comandada pelo técnico Argel Fucks, que deu novo ânimo ao elenco após a saída de Gustavo Ferreira, que estava desgastado. O time soma agora sete pontos e aparece em quarto lugar no Grupo C. O Linense, que vinha de derrota para o Santos, por 2 a 1, ficou com sete pontos no Grupo A.

O jogo começou equilibrado, com o técnico Argel mantendo a formação que terminou o jogo em Sorocaba. Improvisou o volante William Magrão de zagueiro e manteve o meia Rondinelli. “O Magrão já atuou nesta posição em outros clubes, como a Ponte Preta e o Grêmio e o Rondineli vai dar um toque de qualidade no meio-campo”, justificou o treinador.

PRÓXIMOS JOGOS
Pela oitava rodada, a Portuguesa vai enfrentar o São Paulo, no Morumbi, dia 15, sábado, às 21 horas. Enquanto isso, o Linense vai receber o Paulista, domingo, em Lins.

 




Argel Fucks chega com a missão de salvar a Portuguesa do rebaixamento

Argel Fucks é a principal aposta da Portuguesa para escapar do rebaixamento no Campeonato Paulista. Contratado para substituir Guto Ferreira, que foi demitido após a derrota diante do Osasco Audax, por 4 a 2, no último sábado, o novo treinador será apresentado pela diretoria rubroverde na manhã desta terça-feira.

A estreia de Argel Fucks está marcada para essa quarta-feira, contra o Atlético Sorocaba, no Estádio Walter Ribeiro, pela sexta rodada do Paulista. Em sua chegada, o treinador prometeu muito trabalho para tirar a Portuguesa dessa situação delicada e evitar mais um rebaixamento do clube.

“Vamos trabalhar para resgatar a Portuguesa no Campeonato Paulista e evitar que possa mais uma vez ser rebaixada. É uma grande equipe do futebol nacional e merece lugar de destaque. O negócio agora é trabalhar forte para nos reabilitarmos”, afirmou Argel Fucks.

Com a contratacao do tecnico Argel, a nova comissao tecnica da Potuguesa sera a seguinte:

Argel Fucks
 – Técnico
Wlamir Machado – 
Preparador de goleiros
Glebson Robson B. de Lira (Galeguinho) – 
Auxiliar Técnico
Gerson Sodré
 – Auxiliar Técnico
Fabio Rivelino Rodrigues – 
Preparador físico
Renê Carlos – 
Preparador Físico
Luiz Andrade – Aux. Preparador Físico

Com apenas um ponto conquistado até aqui, a Portuguesa está na lanterna do Grupo C e na zona de rebaixamento do Campeonato Paulista. De acordo com o novo regulamento, os quatro últimos clubes na classificação geral vão disputar a Série A2 no ano que vem.

Source: Futebol Interior and Portuguesa.com.br

Brazilian National Team Player-spends winter break training at Universal Soccer Academy!

The Brazilian Women’s National Team midfielder and University of Texas at San Antonio senior – Laylla da Cruz, spent her last week of winter break working out at the Lumberton, NJ training center.

A longtime fan of US Women’s National Team midfielder and Universal Soccer Academy veteran, Carli Lloyd, Laylla learned about James Galanis (President and Director of Universal Soccer Academy) through Carli’s posts on social media. She quickly realized if she wanted to be the best, she needed to train with the best.

“I’m a big fan of Carli’s and I’ve always followed her on social media. The more I saw her play, the more I wanted to be as good as her someday,” admits the business major from Ouro Branco, Brazil. “I did some research and came across James’ name. I learned that Carli has been training with him at Universal Soccer Academy for the past 10 years. I knew then that I needed to train with him. I reached out but didn’t really expect a response.”

Before long, James replied to Laylla’s request and the two formed an instant friendship. Despite a distance of over 4,000 miles, James was able to help prepare Laylla for her first ever appearance with the Brazilian National Team last November.
“We would talk on the phone every night after my training with the full team,” Laylla recalls. “I would tell him what we worked on that day and he would tell me what I needed to do to stay sharp. James really focused on my mental preparation, as well as fitness and nutrition, which was new for me.”
Known for his commitment to building well-rounded athletes, James’ core curriculum is centered on improving his students’ technical skills, tactical awareness, physical power, mental toughness, and character. Knowing she was about to face the biggest game of her life, James decided to focus on building Laylla’s self-confidence and mental toughness.

According to James, “The mental part of the game is everything. There is no athlete if the mind is not serving the body right. Mentally I started preparing Laylla for the game against USA as soon as we knew she was elected into training camp. I encouraged her to be fully focused and perform at her maximum to prove to her coaches that she was a contributing member of the team. Laylla went one step further than that and won selection into the starting eleven. Prior to the game, I encouraged her to enjoy the experience, stay involved in the action, and have fun.”

After she recovered from the excitement of her national team debut, Laylla booked a flight to New Jersey for her first in-person training session with James. She arrived at Universal’s indoor training center in early January. When asked what it was like to train with one of her biggest inspirations, Laylla admits she was slightly intimidated.

“Oh man, training with Carli was great. At first I was so nervous because I didn’t want to mess up in front of her, but then she started helping me and I immediately felt better. Not only is she a great athlete­—the best midfielder in the women’s game, in my opinion—but Carli Lloyd is also an awesome person. She was there giving me advice the whole time and helping me to get better. It was really cool.”

As if training with one of her favorite soccer players wasn’t enough, Laylla was also overjoyed with the amount of knowledge she was gaining. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘I’ve learned more in 2 days here than I have in my whole life!’ I was surprised how much I was learning from James. Most of the time you see coaches give direction and then let you run drills, but not James. He’s there to give tips every step of the way.”

“Our goal for Laylla during her first week at Universal was to feed her with as much information as possible about the habits of a champion athlete,” noted James. “I see a lot of passion and potential in Laylla—she’s loaded with exceptional ball handling skills and mature tactical awareness. I really wanted her to see that playing at a world class level requires a plan, hard work, and sacrifice.”

While spending a winter break running two-a-day training sessions with one of the premier soccer coaches in the women’s game may not sound like a vacation to some people, Laylla can’t wait for more.
“I had so much fun training with James in New Jersey this week,” she said. “The facility is so nice and everyone was so friendly. I can’t wait to come back this summer and continue to hone my skills so I can work on being the world class player James tells me I can be.”

Source: www.universalsocceracademy.com

A HEAD-TO-HEAD OVERVIEW OF 2014 WORLD CUP

GROUP A
HEAD-TO-HEAD

Brazil have faced Mexico a remarkable 38 times at senior level, three times at a World Cup finals (1950, 1954 & 1962), with Brazil victorious on all three occasions. The hosts have played Croatia twice before, one friendly draw and a victory over the Croats in the group stages of the 2006 World Cup. A Selecao beat Cameroon in the 1994 World Cup, but lost in their most recent meeting – at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Mexico and Cameroon have met just once before, a win for El Tri in a 1993 friendly match. Mexico have played Croatia three times before, winning their only World Cup meeting in 2002.

Cameroon and Croatia will meet for the first time on 18 June in Manaus.

 

GROUP B HEAD-TO-HEAD


Spain and Netherlands open their World Cup campaigns after playing their most recent World Cup fixture against one another – the 2010 Final. That has been their only World Cup game in ten meetings.

Australia and Chile have met four times, once at the 1974 World Cup, which ended in a goalless draw. The holders have met Chile ten times before and twice at the World Cup (both wins for La Roja, 2-0 in 1950 and 2-1 in 2010).

The Netherlands have failed to beat Australia in their three friendly meetings, drawing twice and losing in 2008. The Socceroos have never faced La Roja and the Netherlands have faced Chile just once – a 2-2 draw in the 1928 Olympic Football Tournament.

 

GROUP C HEAD-TO-HEAD


Colombia  and Greece have met once before, a friendly win for the Colombians in 1994.

Côte d’Ivoire and Japan will face off for the first time in a competitive match on 14 June, with Japan winning two out of their previous three friendly meetings. Côte d’Ivoire have never before faced Colombia or Greece. 

Japan beat Greece in their only ever meeting, at the 2005 Confederations Cup.

Japan have not beaten Colombia in their two meetings to date, a 2003 Confederations Cup win for the South Americans and a goalless friendly draw in 2007.

 

GROUP D HEAD-TO-HEAD


England have faced Italy 24 times, with a 2-1 win for Gli Azzurri at Italy 1990. Their most recent meeting came in EURO 2012, with the Italians putting England out on penalties.

The Three Lions have faced Uruguay twice at the World Cup, a win for La Celeste in 1954 and a goalless draw in 1966, when the hosts went on to secure their only World Cup to date.

England have never before faced Costa Rica, who in turn have only met Italy once – a friendly win for the Azzurri in 1994.

Italy and Uruguay have faced off twice at the World Cup before, a draw at 1970 and a 2-0 win for the hosts at Italy 1990.

Uruguay and Costa Rica have met eight times, with the latter never having won. La Celeste saw off Costa Rica in the 2010 World Cup qualifying play-off – 2-1 on aggregate.

 

GROUP E HEAD-TO-HEAD

Two matches will happen for the first time at the 2014 World Cup, Switzerland have never faced Ecuador before, and France have not played Honduras at senior level.

France and Switzerland on the other hand, have played each other 36 times, once at the World Cup, a goalless draw in the 2006 group stages.

Honduras and Ecuador have met each other 13 times – all friendly matches, with eight draws. Honduras have faced Switzerland once, at the 2010 World Cup, which ended in a goalless draw.

Ecuador and France‘s only meeting came in a 2-0 friendly win for Le Bleus.

 

GROUP F HEAD-TO-HEAD

Argentina and BosniaHerzegovina have met twice before, most recently in St. Louis, USA this past November when Argentina won 2-0 in a friendly.

Iran and Nigeria have met just once before in Hong Kong in 1998 where the Super Eagles came out on top 1-0.

Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran have met five times before and the Iranians have got the better of the Brazil 2014 newcomers by winning four and drawing once.

Argentina and Nigeria have faced off in six matches, including the 2010 World Cup, when Argentina won 1-0 at in Johannesburg. In total, Argentina have won five and drawn once.

 

GROUP G HEAD-TO-HEAD

Germany have faced Portugal 17 times, five of those meetings have been at a World Cup. At Germany 2006, the hosts bested Portugal 3-1 in the match for third place.

Ghana beat USA in the two most recent World Cups. The Black Stars bested the Stars and Stripes 2-1 in the final group stage match of Group E at Germany 2006 and again beat the Americans in the Round of 16 at South Africa 2010 when Asamoah Gyan fired Ghana through to the quarter-finals with a 93rd-minute extra-time goal.

Germany and Ghana met in the 2010 World Cup, where half-brothers Kevin-Prince and Jerome Boateng battled against each other in the first time family members played against one another at a World Cup.

USA and Portugal met at Korea/Japan 2002 where the Americans pulled off a shock 3-2 defeat of the European side. USA met Germany in the quarter-finals of the same tournament where Germany edged the Americans 1-0.

Portugal and Ghana have never faced each other.

 

GROUP H HEAD-TO-HEAD

Belgium and Korea Republic both have previous World Cup experience of each other, with Belgium winning the first encounter before a draw in 1998. Both coaches Marc Wilmots and Hong Myung-Bo were in the sides for their 1-1 draw in group climax Paris, which will be repeated in Sao Paulo this time.

Belgium have also faced Russia four times in the finals, with the first two games going the way of the then-USSR, and the latter going to Belgium. They met at their last World Cup in 2002 as well, with a 2-0 win for the Red Devils.

Algeria have faced all three of their opponents in friendlies over the years, earning a draw against Russia and Belgium, but also suffering defeats to the latter and Korea Republic.

Source: FIFA.com




Mission Accomplished for Mexico’s National Team

Mexico’s record in World Cup qualifying in 2013 now reads four wins, five draws and three losses. Only one of those games was against an opponent ranked in the top 20 by FIFA. “El Tri” has gone through four different coaches in this year and an incredible 56 different Mexican players have earned full international caps.

World Cup qualifying was hanging by a thread before the United States scored two late goals against Panama, the Confederations Cup was lackluster and the Gold Cup highlighted that perhaps the second string wasn’t as strong as hoped. However, Striker Oribe Peralta followed his double in the opening leg with a hat-trick in Wellington to send his team to Brazil with an emphatic performance that left memories of recent difficulties at least partly erased. It has been little short of a nightmare for “El Tri,” but the minimum goal has been met after Mexico scrambled over the line to qualify for the 2014 World Cup by defeating New Zealand 4-2 in Wellington on Wednesday and 9-3 on aggregate over the two legs.

More than a celebration, the nation is breathing a huge sigh of relief at avoiding the embarrassment that not qualifying for Brazil 2014 would’ve brought for a soccer program that has been making large strides at youth level, culminating with Olympic gold at London 2012.

In the end, it fell to coach Miguel Herrera to rejuvenate the squad. He should be applauded for his bold decision in not bringing in the Europe-based players. The result proves it was correct, even if not everyone was convinced at the time he announced that Javier Hernandez, Giovani Dos Santos et al wouldn’t be playing in a series against the All Whites that was reportedly worth up to $1 billion to the Mexican economy.

However, there is no getting around the fact that out of all the teams set to play in Brazil next summer, Mexico has had the easiest qualification path. In Africa, the home and away playoffs for the winners of each group are brutal, while the Asian qualification “safety net” involves a tie against South America’s fifth-place team – in this edition’s case against Uruguay. In comparison, “El Tri” won just two out of 10 games, scoring seven goals, in the CONCACAF Hexagonal. The reward for the fourth-place finish was a tie against a weak New Zealand team.

The 5-1 win at the Estadio Azteca last Friday secured the World Cup ticket, while Wednesday’s 4-2 victory in Wellington confirmed it.
Once again El Tri demonstrated intensity from the off and cut the New Zealand defense to shreds at will early on, but the truth was that it was a mismatch.
The All Whites crumbled under Herrera’s 5-3-2 system with Miguel Layun and Paul Aguilar pushing high up the field and Luis Montes and Carlos Pena hunting down the opposition before attacks could start. New Zealand resorted to long balls that the Mexican center backs were comfortable with.
The formation and aggressive pressing style suits the Mexican players and it does offer a glimmer of hope that Mexico could still go to World Cup with a fixed idea on the field, which was badly lacking under Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre. That comes from Herrera’s set style that is very dependent on the players believing in it and knowing it inside out – hence the 10 Club America call-ups.

No longer the 45-year-old Mexican coach refused to guarantee he will be on Mexico’s bench in Brazil, avoiding questions on the subject in the postgame press conference. But he deserves his chance at the World Cup, not just because he guided “El Tri” past New Zealand but because of his success at the pressure-cooker that is Club America, the easy-on-the-eye football his teams play, his big personality and the fact that he puts the overall good of the team ahead of the reputations of individual players.

Who would really have predicted that Alonso Escoboza would be in Mexico’s squad so soon, or Juan Carlos Valenzuela?
There is little doubt that if “El Piojo” is Mexico’s coach at Brazil he’ll make a name for himself all over the world with his forthright views and larger-than-life antics on the touchline.

But while Herrera may be the obvious choice, it is no guarantee. The upper echelons of Mexican soccer work in mysterious ways, as 2013 has proved.

Congratulations Mexico!!! Welcome to Brazil!!!

 

 

Atacante Betinho marca duas vezes e Avaí bate o Bragantino por 3 x 0

O Avaí do atacante Betinho está de volta ao G4. Mesmo com um jogo a atrasado – contra o Atlético-GO, da 30ª rodada -, o time catarinense chegou a segunda vitória seguida ao bater o Bragantino, por 3 a 0, com dois gols do atacante Betinho, e deixou para trás Sport e Paraná, que ainda entrarão em campo neste sábado pela 32ª rodada do Campeonato Brasileiro da Série B.

Essa foi a segunda vitória seguida da equipe do atacante Betinho – havia batido o Paysandu na última sexta-feira, e chegou aos 53 pontos e saltou para o terceiro lugar. O Bragantino ainda está em situação tranquia, mas precisa acordar se não quiser ver a zona de rebaixamento se aproximar nas próximas rodadas. Com 39 pontos e na 13ª colocação, o time conheceu a quinta derrota nos últimos seis jogos.

O atacante Betinho abriu o placar aos 12 minutos. Márcio Diogo recebeu grande passe de Marquinhos e deixou para Betinho, que invadiu a área a tocou na saída do goleiro. Na sequência, Márcio Diogo aproveitou bate e rebate dentro da área adversária e chutou de virada, exigindo boa defesa do goleiro. O Avaí continua em cima do Bragantino para ampliar a vantagem.

Com vantagem no placar, o Avaí voltou do intervalo apenas querendo administrar e pouco produzia no ataque, enquanto o Bragantino parecisa satisfeito em perder por “apenas” 2 a 0 e também não criava chances. Aos 15, Lincom recebeu cruzamento de Robertinho e, livre na marca do pênalti, cabeceou por cima do gol.

A qualidade técnica, porém, fez a diferença dois minutos depois quando Marquinhos deu grande lançamento para Betinho, que invadiu a área livre de marcação e tocou na saída do goleiro. A partida, que já estava morna, ficou ainda menos emocionante depois do terceiro gol azzurra. Sem poder de criação, o Bragantino continuava apostando nos lances de bola aérea para, pelo menos, tentar diminuir. No entanto, a zaga adversário estava ganhando quase todas.

A situação do Bragantino ficou ainda mais complicada aos 36 minutos, quando Álvaro cometeu falta em Betinho, recebeu o segundo amarelo e foi expulso. Depois disso, o Avaí apenas tocava a bola esperando o apito final do árbitro e a torcida fazia festa nas arquibancadas da Ressacada.

Próximos jogos

O Avaí do atacante Betinho, volta a campo apenas no próximo domingo, quando faz o clássico catarinense contra o Figueirense, às 17 horas, no Estádio da Ressacada, em Florianópolis, pela 33ª rodada. No sábado, o Bragantino enfrenta o Oeste, às 16h20, no Estádio dos Amaros, em Itápolis.

Veja os gols: Atacante Betinho faz dois gols e Avaí bate o Bragantino por 3 x 0

Source: FutebolInterior.com
Video Source: Globoesporte.com

Roland Marcenaro wins his first championship title with the Al Rayyan

Less than one month as assistant coach of the Qatari team Al Rayyan and Roland Marcenaro win its first championship title.

Upon the renewing of his contract with the Al Rayyan last month, Uruguayan national head coach Diego Aguirre, requested to be joined by his compatriot and veteran friend Roland Marcenaro as his new assistant coach in a one-year deal with the club. At the time, he knew that Marcenaro’s tactical experience and the ability of working with players was of sum importance to him and to his team.

After a beneficial preseason in Holland where they played against teams from Belgium and Germany, they returned to Qatari soil to win the Sheikh Jassim Cup (Qatar’s initial Football/Soccer tournament) after defeating the Kharaitiyat team in an exciting final game for 2×0. Marcenaro’s team finished the tournament with 12 points in 5 games.

 

Marcenaro/Aguirre
(Roland Marcenaro-L and Enrique Carrera-R)

 

Organized by the Qatari Football Association, the Sheikh Jassim Cup is the opening event of the season. All 18 clubs in Qatar participate as they are divided into four groups before the top teams from all four groups reach the semi-final stage.

Besides Diego Aguirre, Marcenaro has worked with world-class coaches such as Oscar Tabarez, Gustavo Poyet, and Sergio Markarian. Marcenaro is a former head coach of U15 and U17 Uruguayan National Team. He led his nation to an impressive U17 World Cup fifth place in 2009. Additionally, Marcenaro has successfully coached teams such as Caracas (Venezuela), Miramar Misiones and C.A. Cerro (Uruguay) among others. Marcenaro is a coach that studies the tactical evolution of football soccer and adjusts his teams according to the resources he has in hands. He is a lover of beautiful football/soccer. He believes in having open relationships with his players, co-workers, and fans. And, that applied knowledge is crucial to win the games and championships titles. He is a true champ!!!

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