HEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA DELIVERS HER 15TH CAREER WIN WITH 1 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES UNDER PRAT

first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED VASILIKA DELIVERS HER 15TH CAREER WIN WITH 1 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF 1:33.35 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2019)–A literal gem of consistency, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika rallied from well off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths, her 10th win in 12 starts since being claimed here for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018 and her 15th overall in what has become a remarkable career. Ridden for the 11th consecutive time by Flavien Prat, Vasilika, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Skipshot, got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.35.“By the three eighths pole, I could see we were making ground and probably would be able to catch the leader, Fahan Mura,” said Prat, who was about nine lengths off the lead heading into the far turn.  “I did have to ask her in the stretch, but as soon as I switched my stick to my left hand, she made a very nice move.”Most recently a 1 ½ length winner of the Grade III Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf Jan. 21, Vasilika was off at 4-5 in a field of nine older fillies and mares and paid $3.60, $2.80 and $2.20.Owned by All Schlaich Stables, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George Todaro, Vasilika, who is out of the Marquetry mare La Belle Marquet, improved her overall mark to 30-15-4-3 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, she now has earnings of $938,595.“I don’t know if there’s anything this horse can’t do, if there is, we haven’t found out yet,” said Hollendorfer.  “I thought going down the backside, Flavien had a good idea of how fast they were going, so he started moving a little earlier than he usually does, then she kicked in her last eighth like she always does and ran very well…If I could answer why she is so consistent and so special, I wouldn’t have to work.”A 4-year-old California-bred filly by Old Fashioned, Streak of Luck stepped up out of a classified allowance win going a mile on turf here on Jan. 25 to run a huge second at 50-1 under Tyler Baze.  Owned and bred by the Roncelli Family Trust and trained by Matt Chew, Streak of Luck tracked the favorite around the far turn and finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Ms Bad Behavior while paying $18.80 and $6.80.“We wanted to find out if she belonged with these kinds of mares,” said Chew.  “We needed to get that answered today and she answered it.  We’ll take a look at what’s next, we’ll consider the Santa Ana (Grade III, 1 ¼ miles on turf March 31).”Ridden by Mike Smith, Ms Bad Behavior was the fourth choice in the wagering at 7-1 and paid $3.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.53, 45.48, 1:09.37 and 1:21.75.College Football Hall of Famer and All Pro NFL quarterback Billy Kilmer presented the Buena Vista trophy.last_img read more

Man Utd, City and Spurs in chase for Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga

first_imgMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him“We are talking to him. He is someone who is also very well-constructed intellectually, who knows how to question himself, who knows how to ask the right questions.“Many of the pros have taken him under their wing, because he is very respectful in the dressing room and very attentive to their advice. He blossomed with us this summer.”In a boost for Barcelona in the transfer pursuit of the 16-year-old, Camavinga shares the same agent – Moussa Sissoko – as Nou Camp winger Ousmane Dembele.2 Camavinga completed all but one of his 41 passes at Roazhon Park as he outshone PSG duo Marco Verratti and Marquinhos in midfieldCredit: Getty – Contributor RENNES wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly being scouted by Manchester United, City and Tottenham following his stunning performance against PSG.The 16-year-old inspired his side to a shock 2-1 win over the French champions last Sunday.2 Eduardo Camavinga is being scouted by Manchester United, City and Tottenham following his stunning performance against PSGCredit: Getty – ContributorAccording to the Daily Mail Premier League trio United, City and Spurs were all there to watch Camavinga’s display.The teen star whipped in a sumptuous cross that was turned in by Romain Del Castillo for the winner.Is is understood Spurs even considered a transfer for the midfield starlet last term in what was a breakthrough season for Camavinga, making seven senior appearances.He has been given three stars to open this campaign, and also attracted attention from La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.Camavinga completed all but one of his 41 passes at Roazhon Park as he outshone PSG duo Marco Verratti and Marquinhos in midfield.Rennes boss Julien Stephan said: “He played a match, indeed, like the whole team – very interesting.Ladbrokes 1-2-Free Simply predict Liverpool vs Arsenal, City and Spurs scores this weekend and win £100last_img read more

Fiji grabs gold in hockey

first_imgFiji started the match on a good note scoring the first 4 points with no response from Vanuatu in the first period.Vanuatu coming back from a scoreless first period registered their one and only goal.However it was the Fijians who continued their goal scoring spree, registering 6 more goals to lead 10-1 at the end of the second period.With a comfortable nine point lead, the Fijian team showed no mercy to Vanuatu, controlling the game and sending the ball into the goalie box five more times.Fiji also took out gold in the women’s match earlier.last_img read more

PNG U21 netball train on squad named

first_imgThe squad was selected from the Easter weekend training camp. Over 60 players (representing 10 member associations) selected at the 2014 and 2015 National Championships took part at the 4 day camp.The training squad will join the current High Performance Training Program in preparation for the next selection camp scheduled for June.President of PNG Netball, Julienne Leka-Maliaki said Board was pleased with the high interest and turn out of junior players at the camp.“This goes to show the high interest by aspiring players and the great need for such programs to be delivered throughout the country,” said MaliakiShe said the camp was further complemented by the engagement of the current Pepes who use this camp to impart their skills, knowledge and share their experiences with aspiring players.“A further assessment will be undertaken on this current squad in June and based on the outcome of this assessment, the squad will then be trimmed down to a final 20 member squad.“The final 12 member squad will be selected in August,” said Maliaki.Train on squad:SHOOTERS:1 Boio Peter POMNA2 Eloise Vele MKSNA3 Martha Matuka POMNA4 Violet Laka POMNA5 Naoley Mahuta CENTRAL6 Japerth Tulapi MKSNA7 Eva Lavai POMNA8 Jaiyeola Kokoba KAVIENG9 Catherine Benedict POMNAMIDCOURT10 Aishar Robert POMNA11 Michelle Mark POMNA12 Ericka Amos LAE13 Fidelma Bob LAE14 Grace Lapan KAVIENG15 Athaliah Kila POMNA16 Wena Laka POMNA17 Maimu Kala POMNA18 Veia Lohia MKWNA19 Beverly English MKWNADEFENDERS:20 Edna Pala POMNA21 Genevieve Ume POMNA22 Serena Ovia POMNA23 Ware Nope POMNA24 Carol Kanapoti POMNA25 Tai Peter MKWNA26 Courtney Abel BRISBANE/AUS (ALOTAU)27 Vele Walo CENTRAL28 Shannaz Apelis POMNA29 Jennifer Paloalast_img read more

Celades: “You are talking to renew Garay; the ideal is that it be solved quickly and well”

first_imgGuedes: “Recovering Guedes would be a good gift. He is well, he is much more lively. Another phase has passed, which is going out to the field. It is in the field readjustment phase. Little by little it will enter into collective work and that is a good step. We are advancing”.Kang-in: “Kang-in is in a phase similar to Gonçalo. You are performing the retraining. He and Guedes will not be in the Super Cup and then join the group. Gameiro, Maxi and Cillessen are in a position to enter the call ”.Right side for January: “I repeat the usual. I am very happy with the template I have. The reality is what we have and I am happy with what I have. ”Joao Cancelo: “I understand your concern but we can’t talk about these things when we have such an important game on Saturday.”Are you worried about a possible offer for one of your players?: “That would worry me because you can’t control those things. We are happy with the template. If that happened, we would have to sit down and see what happens. ” Before the press conference, Albert Celades made the traditional Christmas toast with the representatives of the media, in the Media Center of the Sports City of Paterna and wished a Happy New Year 2020 to all present.New Year: “We always ask you for health. And that health is that people who are injured are healthy and can practice their profession. We have had many injured, now and less, we only have four injured. As for the competitions, we face each game with the intention of winning it and that is our will ”.A title for 2020?: “The other will be a consequence of doing things right. I don’t think much beyond the match against Eibar. ”Alberto Iranzo. ‘); Return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Albert Celades, with the representatives of the media.Alberto Iranzo. Garay: “Ideally, it will be solved quickly and well. May everyone be satisfied. Negotiations are sometimes longer than one wants. I have talked to him. Within a negotiation there are moments of uncertainty. He is a veteran and is not the first time that happens. We believe that it will carry it well and will follow a remarkable performance. It is in talks to renew. Hopefully everything will be solved until we reach this situation. That the player feels valued and that the club thinks that he is an important footballer for him ”.Ran: “I have never said that he has no level to play in Valencia. He has not played so much because we have decided on other players.Valencia from Celades or Marcellin?: “I already told. I have no obsession to talk about ‘Valencia de Celades’. It is the Valencia of Valencians and it should be. I have no other obsession. ”center_img How do you prepare a game when a title is played in a few days?: “It is prepared as the rest does not matter, as the important thing is Saturday. Eibar has put Valencia in many difficulties: two victories and one draw. The Eibar is a team with a very defined situation. He has had many injuries, like us, and that has hindered him in the classification. As we are not with the right mindset, we will go through difficulties. It is a determined, daring team that wants to steal up, with a very direct game. But despite that they have a good combination game and great technical quality. ”Open Door Training: “It was a very beautiful experience, on the dates we are. Hopefully we can repeat. Yes it is true that we need peace of mind to prepare some things. The other day, in Mestalla, we couldn’t but we need the support of the people and we have to give it. ”Goalkeeper: “We haven’t told them yet. Yes we know who will play. But first we will tell the players. ”No defeats at home: “We want to continue without any defeat, with this competitive gene and this situation. It is a very important value, you have to try to keep it. The fans help us, when we are together we are very strong. ”last_img read more

Flood of Female Classics

first_imgAtletico and Barça will face at least up to four decisive duels in the next two months, with the option of adding a possible confrontation in the Copa de la Reina. The Spanish Women’s Soccer Classic show will begin in two weeks (January 25), with a duel in the fight for the league title. Barça, the undisputed leader of the First Iberdrola, will visit (12: 00h) the Atlético feud in Alcalá de Henares. With the 6-1 of the first leg in the Johan Cruyff stuck deep inside, the rojiblancas will seek a triumph of revenge, which allows them to shorten distances with the Barca team. Those of Lluís Cortés have half League in their pocket, with seven points ahead of an Atlético who has been crowned in the last three championships. From Alcalá to Salamanca with another cup in play, that of the first Spanish Super Cup in this category. Atlético and Barça will be measured in the semifinals (February 6) and only one can fight for the title in the final set on February 9 at the Helmántico stadium. Rojiblancas and Barça will seek to reign in this new competition, which will repeat the men’s format, even in one of their semifinal crossings. It should be noted that, in addition to Atlético-Barça, a Real Sociedad-Levante will be played.The Classics of the League and Supercup will serve as a rehearsal for a qualifying round in the Champions League, a competition that will face the two flagships of Spanish women’s soccer in the quarterfinals. Atletico, which comes for the first time in its history to this European round, wants to knock out the current continental runner-up, a club that aims to repeat as a finalist. Both clubs will be measured on March 25 (one way) and April 1 (round) and ensure a guaranteed victory for Spanish football, which will be repeated with representation in the semifinals of the Women’s Champions League.last_img read more

Djokovic wins his 17th Grand Slam, narrows the fence and takes the one

first_imgDjokovic’s triumph extends the unstoppable streak of the Large Three. Between Federer, Nadal and he have received the final 13 Grand Slams, since January 2017. The final champion exterior this legends membership will proceed to be Stan Wawrinka, who triumphed at the 2016 US Open. The Balkan had misplaced in his two clashes in opposition to Thiem (final 12 months in the semifinals of Roland Garros and in the group stage of the London Masters), however in the ultimate of a terrific his indomitable spirit of champion prevailed. He’s already the third participant who provides at the very least eight titles in the similar Slam in the historical past of tennis, after Nadal (12 in Roland Garros) and Federer (eight in Wimbledon). “King of Melbourne Park,” that’s what they known as him in trophy supply. The reign of Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open appears countless. The Serbian, who had a really uphill ultimate in opposition to the aspiring Dominic Thiem, approach of being eternally, traced with greatness (6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 and 6-Four in virtually 4 hours) to elongate his absolute document in Melbourne with an eighth title, which is his 17th in Grand Slams. With it, he shortens distances with Federer (20) and Nadal (19), and takes away the quantity one in the world by combating after revalidating the trophy received in 2019. It’s the fourth time he repeats success in the match (he did it twice between 2011 and 2013, and one other in 2016). Many causes to have a good time. Nole overcame all the things. Two penalties of the chair choose for delaying the serve in the second set off-center him (“Good job, you’re going to turn out to be well-known,” Damian Dumusois informed the Frenchman), then suffered from the abdomen, however recovered and reacted from expertise and braveness till miserable Thiem, who missed the alternative to launch his document in majors by escaping his third ultimate (he misplaced in opposition to Rodal Garros 2018 and 2019 in opposition to Nadal). Outcomes of the males’s staff of the Australian Open.last_img read more

Dembélé breaks: operating room and goodbye to the season

first_imgSo that, Setién will not be able to enjoy the “winter signing”, as he defined it, staying in addition with a template totally uncovered by having only 16 chips from the first team, since the decline of Dembélé must be added that of Luis Suárez, which still has three months of recovery.There is no doubt that all the planning of the season is supported by pins. With a staff of 16 players it is practically impossible to face the agenda of games that comes to Barcelona between the Cup, Champions and League. When bad news accumulates in ‘Can Barça’ they fall one after the other. Since the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde, the club has entered a maelstrom of bad decisions and mistakes that have led to a dead end.The last one occurred this morning when the French striker has passed some new tests on his right leg because the back of his thigh was still hurting after the puncture he suffered during Monday’s training. What was the surprise when the ultrasound performed revealed a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right leg. An injury similar to that which occurred in his first year as a Blaugrana and forced him to go through the operating room and be four months off.The club has not yet ruled on the method that will be followed, but AS has learned from sources consulted that the only possible alternative is surgery. It will be the Finnish traumatologist again, Sakari Orava, who intervenes with the player, just as he did three years ago. On that occasion the break was in the left leg.last_img read more

Miramón: “I came to think about quitting and now I live a dream”

first_imgThings have not started here in the best way in 2020.No, not really. They have not gone as we expected. It’s getting a little bit against, but we know what we’ve done the first round. We are aware of this, that we can do it again. We have to continue along that path and above all as soon as possible that we cannot afford any more slip. Now comes the Leganés, which we have to take as a final. We have already said before that there were endings and this is another. We have to take it that way. We have to be aware that we are at home and we have to win yes or yes.The results have choked away from Ciutat, but changes have been seen in recent games. How have you faced the bad run?In the end it seems that the entrance of the year catches us a little more unemployed. Yes, it is true that we did self-criticism, that we had to be more competitive above all, because we know what quality we have. In the end we have great players who bring us that, but we had to be competitive, we had to bite and we went to El Sadar, we competed, but it didn’t give us. In the end for a penalty the game is gone. They fail to generate, because it is a team that generates a lot at home, constantly entering bands and we were able to stop them. Then you go to Camp Nou and in the first part it is true that we are not fine in the pressure, they searched us between the lines and generated spaces behind us that they took advantage of. In the second part we could correct it, we could even draw a draw. We were not successful in the face of goal but the second part was another story. We have to focus on trying to get them to be 90 minutes instead of 45 and I think we are capable. How is it going?Good, personally good. The truth is that with my wife everything perfect, every day everything is good and as a player, the truth is that good, trying to get out of this little bump as soon as possible.How are the new ones?Already as one more. Bruno looks good boy. In the end it takes very few days and, as they did to me, I try to make it as easy as possible to adapt as soon as possible. Also to Koke, but we all know him already. He is a player who can bring us a lot and he already knows that there is a great wardrobe and I think he will integrate quickly. The errors are penalizing the team a lot for not passing the 26-point line.Yes. You are there the whole game, you endure and any situation seems that instead of going in favor you are against it. They are situations of the party that the rival is also looking for and they come out. We have to continue along that line, as I told you before, trust us and in the end everything will come face to face.After the injury is costing him, he was very self-critical after his performance in the Sadar.Well, in the end it is my personality. I don’t know, each one will wear his day to day as he sees. I am very self-critical, especially in football. I know what I am capable of and I demand it, I do not allow myself many failures. I am aware that many times that can lead to frustration and I try to handle it. But I know what kind of player I want to be. It also came from an injury, I am aware of it, but still the criticism of my match is that. I am aware of my ability and that I can give more. It was just that, I don’t fall apart, far from it. From there I work to improve. It is what it touches.What a beast Ansu Fati at 17.It is very electric. He is clear where he is and I think he knows his virtues. But I think that in the goals Messi makes it perfect. In the first goal it turns very fast and in the second we think that it will not give the pass, it gives it and it takes the back to us. Yes, it is true that in the first one I can find him more, but I quickly loose thinking that he is ahead and that the referee can interpret that he is red and I thought ‘to see if he is going out of control or whatever’, but what He did very well. In the second Messi is driving horizontally, he closes you and gives it to you to finish. In the end I think Leo is the differential. And if he can learn from Messi he will be a great player.Now Leganés plays, where he lived the year of the historic ascent.I have a magical memory. It is a beastly football environment, everyone likes football in Leganés. They infect you. It is always a very positive environment. The year I was, huh. We didn’t start the year well, but we ended up amazing. We got to ascend and that for Leganés was something historical. It was brutal, I remember it with love. The Leganés gave me the possibility of reaching Second Division and I will always remember him with special affection.In the end they were the ones who opened the doors of professional football after many years in Segunda B.I arrive and already in the preseason I notice the change from Second B to Second. The change of intensity, rhythm … I was missing a lot and I put the batteries in preseason, gym and everything, to get to the first game. I did not play, but I remember the feeling of being in the dressing room of Almeria thinking ‘you are here, now it is up to you to work more or less and give everything’. I remember it was very special. Then as I know the year. Omar and I were in that position and Mr. Asier Garitano, when he was not Omar, was counting on me. I had that confidence in me and I really enjoyed the minutes I had.And now, from a distance, how do you see them?Well, they did the hardest thing, which is to settle. Because when they went up they looked like the firm candidate to go down. You always say that of the one who goes up. They are a small team that do things well, they have grown a lot and now a totally different Leganés is seen. I have talked with former teammates and Garitano and they have explained to me that the club is totally different from when we were in Second. The start has been badly given, but I think that if things go well for him and he can face it, they can reverse the situation. I am very fond of you, I have always said so, and if Levante does not interfere, I hope they do their best.How was that conversion to the side?It was inside. In Leganés I played there and I signed the Reus for the position with Mr. Natxo González. A brutal tactical coach, I learned a lot from him. Due to situations, both right sides were injured and he came and said: ‘Jorge, I have thought of you to be lateral’. I replied that if I had to play, I played; but I said ‘know that I have no idea’. He explained a little about the concepts, the situations that could be given to me and that I was calm. It helped me a lot and from there he put me on the side and I stayed there.What part of the blame do you give to that change to reach First?Let’s see, I didn’t think I was going to get there anymore because in the rise of Leganés, not having the chance to play in the First Division was a stick for me. In the end it is normal in football, they looked for the best and I at my age thought it would be difficult. But I love football and I would continue to play. And then I do believe that the conversion was fundamental, because I think that if I had continued playing inside I would not have reached First. You never know, but hey, the possibility has given me to play sideways. I think it has been fundamental.Natxo González now trains Pepelu in Tondela.Yes. I saw him very little in preseason and the little that I agreed I saw many details and many things of a very good footballer. Yes it is true that there were others that because of their age could improve and had that range of improvement. But in the end, age is going to give it to you, especially with Natxo González, who is a coach who tactically brutal is what he can teach you. It shows you where the spaces are, how they are generated, where, according to who jumps … explains everything. I think Pepelu is going to come perfect for a quality player like him.Now that it takes a few months, what is your assessment of your first steps in the Levant?Very happy. Already since I arrived the incredible costumes. Very good people, good soccer players … The club sincerely did not know him, they had spoken to me very little and the truth is that very familiar. All the world. Anyone you talk to within the club treat you very well. The truth that everything I’ve found has been positive to this day. I’m very happy.It is striking that they are only two years of contract in their signing.I don’t remember right now. I don’t remember very well why, I wouldn’t know how to tell you. I have always been accustomed to signing year by year. I have had almost all the contracts of one year and, well, there was the situation of two, I do not know if there was a possibility of three, now I do not know, I do not remember. But well, it is two years and if we are happy both will continue, if not continue. In the end football is like that. They are circumstances, but right now I am super happy.How do you lead the competition with Coke? It shows that they have good chemistry.In the end football is competition, you always have a partner. Coke is a great uncle, a great person, it makes everything easy for you. I try with my partner, as with others, to have a good relationship. And with Coke it’s very easy because he is an exemplary person in the locker room for how he is and how he pulls the car. Then as a footballer what am I going to say. Yes, it is true that I thought he was another type of player, I thought he was more defensive. But what is going on, I was surprised how easy it is to join, how it is associated. I am learning many gestures that he has to associate, to filter balls inside … The truth is that it is wonderful to have him as a partner and to learn from him.In sports, he has taken over the ‘2’ lane.I’m very happy. There is Coke of competition and I would have assimilated to play, not play, play more or play less. Because at the end of that, soccer is about getting used to the situation that touches you. But I am very happy and I am trying to improve. In the end the injury came to me at a time that was pretty good and nothing, now picking up the rhythm again, taking good feelings and the truth is that I am very happy for the confidence that the coach has given me.It gives the feeling that he has fallen standing on the team and is very loved in the locker room.Who me? Well, I do not know. I try to be normal, I make jokes, I try to contribute everything I can, I try to have good vibes within the demand that exists and the truth is that I am very happy with all the partners because they are also great people. They make your day to day easier and I’m glad you think like that.In the end he is one of the veterans of the locker room.Well, yes, I am 30, but I really have experience in First I have last year and this one. As for that little I can help. I can help with everything I have lived in Second B, in Second … and I try to transmit those experiences to my classmates and help on a daily basis. In the end I had colleagues who also helped me with 30 and I try to help others.To finish, he studied something related to computer science, right?Yes, I studied a medium degree of microcomputer systems and networks. I also liked to ignore football, but I left it a bit out of the way and now I started with the coach course. That I think that with age, it has also led me to that terrain and to see if I like it or not. I got into computer science because it was what I liked and for going out a little from the world of football, but in the end football has thrown me.You reach the elite with 29 years. How do you rate that process by looking back?I’ve thought a thousand times. Because in the end you see my situation at the beginning, because of everything I’ve been through, to even think about leaving football many times because I saw that I was going nowhere and thinking ‘if even if I leave it I will continue playing even if I am amateur’. In the end I threw everything into football, because it is what I liked, and you look back and in the end I have done everything from the heart, with feeling. I have not moved for anything other than for the love of the game and what comes will enjoy it and what does not, because here I have come. And in the end, look, they’ve given me the chance to reach the First Division. Already last year I said in Huesca that it was a dream and I still think about it. And, even now, I still think it’s a dream for me. I see myself playing with the best. I have companions that watched them on TV and I thought they were great players and now I am with them. The truth that I am enjoying very much.last_img read more

City accuses UEFA of bias and says it will appeal

first_imgManchester City has come out quickly in response to the tough penalty imposed by UEFA, which condemns two seasons without contesting European competitions and a fine of 30 million euros. The club, “disappointed”, confirms that it will resort to the Court of Sports Arbitration to try to reduce the punishment and, in addition, charges heavily against the body, which it accuses of not acting impartially and of issuing a verdict when it had not even been Started the investigation. This is the full statement: “Manchester City is disappointed, but not surprised by today’s UEFA Chamber announcement. The club has always requested the need to seek an independent body and an impartial procedure. In December 2018, UEFA’s head of investigation publicly anticipated the result and the penalty he intended to send to Manchester City, even before any investigation began. The subsequent UEFA process was defective and constantly leaked left little doubt of its outcome. The club has formally complained to the UEFA disciplinary body, a claim validated by the Sports Arbitration Court.Simply put, this is a case initiated by UEFA, processed by UEFA and judged by UEFA. With this harmful process now over, the club will seek an impartial trial as quickly as possible and, therefore, in the first instance, will begin the necessary proceedings before the Court of Sports Arbitration as soon as possible.“.last_img read more