Zidane: Neymar-less Blaugrana not the weakest Barca
13 August, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Felix Jensen
The Spanish worldwide had less than 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Bernabeu and had been sensationally linked with a move to rivals Barcelona as well as Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal.
Valverde's men completed a ideal pre-season on the field with a fourth straight win by sweeping aside Chapecoense 5-0 on Monday in a match to raise funds for the stricken Brazilian club who lost 19 players and 24 club officials in a plane crash past year. AS claims that Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have "expressed interest" in the midfielder in recent times but Los Blancos have inserted an stunning €700m release clause in the new contract which they believe will end their hopes of signing the player.
Zidane could also bring in playmaker Isco, and return to a 4-3-3 system by giving Cristiano Ronaldo a first start of the season.
After previously struggling to establish himself, Isco emerged as one of Real's key players in the closing stages of last season as the club captured La Liga and Champions League honours.
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However, his situation at Real Madrid underwent a dramatic U-turn in the second part of the season following Gareth Bale's injury.
Real Madrid superstar Isco has disappointed Barcelona chiefs after signing another five-year deal for the reigning European and Spanish League champions.
There was simply no stopping the former Malaga playmaker from that moment as he helped Real Madrid to four wins in their final four matches of the campaign. Jose Mourinho's side were forced to dance to Isco's tune on the night as the Spaniard, operating in the number 10 position, orchestrated another Real Madrid victory.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that playing for a title against Barcelona is always special when the two giants of Spanish football meet on Sunday at the Nou Camp in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
"He's an important player for us, he works hard and he's crucial".
"Neymar can not be replaced - there is nobody like him".
The American authorities have expelled two Cuban diplomats following a mysterious "attack" on staff in the U.S. embassy in Havana. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the alleged incidents were just the latest examples of harassment toward USA diplomats in Cuba.
The health system said its work is better reflected in the A grades in patient safety it's received from The Leapfrog Group. Jackiewicz , CEO of Keck Medicine of USC. "We're really pleased that we can have a major presence in this city", he said.
Elliott will not be allowed into the Cowboys' training complex from whenever the suspension begins until it ends. Elliott ran for 1,631 years and 15 touchdowns in his rookie season, landing him a first-team All-Pro honor.
Still, the Perseid shower has a history of producing "fireball" meteors, which experts say are easier to spot despite moonlight. Grab a friend, pack a blanket and head outside Saturday night because the annual Perseid meteor shower is peaking.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday paid a visit to the family of RSS workers Rajesh who was recently hacked to death in Kerala. The BJP state leadership will also discuss the medical college scam and the violence in the state with Mr Bhagawat, it is learnt.
As you travel closer to where a total eclipse is, expect to be bombarded with traffic caused by other eclipse chasers as well. Trying to make your own eclipse glasses out of tinted filters is a definite - and potentially unsafe - no-no.
North Korea's official news agency announced Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been released for health reasons. The Canadian delegation is led by Daniel Jean, the national security adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau .
He has repeatedly criticized the slow pace of economic recovery since most global sanctions on Iran were lifted previous year . Mr Rouhani won 57% of the vote in May's election after promising to create jobs and build bridges with the outside world.
The most recent leak came this week when The Washington Post printed transcripts of contentious phone calls Trump had with Mexico's president and Australia's prime minister.
AIADMK dilemma: To save or jettison Dhinakaran
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Health ministry: Qatar's eggs are pesticide
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Shahbaz to replace Nawaz as party chief
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Lavrov Meets Tillerson, US Ready To Continue Dialogue
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Mexico is Preparing for the Tropical Storm Franklin
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Ozubulu Attack: Nigeria Drifts To Anarchy- NUJ
That man was shot and then a rampage ensued, with indiscriminate fire directed at the roughly 100 worshippers on hand. On getting to the church, he had left and out of anger, probably, they rained bullets on worshippers in the church.
Sean Spicer Says No to 'DWTS' and Twitter Flips Out
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2 dead after Minneapolis school explosion
A school gym coach said that the explosion came seconds after an alarm was raised. "I could see inside a Spanish class". School officials also announced that all summer program students "are accounted for and safe".