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Cortulua forward Alejandro Penaranda shot and killed in Cali

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by Marca.com169 hits

The 24-year-old centre-forward Alejandro Penaranda Trujillo, who was on loan at Cortulua from America de Cali, was murdered in eastern Cali, Colombia, as he left the home of his ex-teammate Cristian Borja, a left-back for Toluca. Another Cortulua player, Heissen Izquierdo, was also injured and taken to hospital after the duo were shot at. "The incident took place at 12:40 local time on Frida...Full Story »

Crotone 1 - 3 Atalanta: Alejandro Gomez on target as Atalanta see off Crotone

Posted Monday, September 26, 2016 by PA51 hits

Alejandro Gomez scored the pick of the goals as 10-man Atalanta registered a convincing 3-1 victory at Serie A bottom club Crotone. Forward Andrea Petagna opened the scoring for the visitors, surging past defender Noe Dussenne on the right before cutting inside and slotting into the bottom left corner in the third minute. Slovenian midfielder Jasmin Kurtic chested in Remo Freuler's left-wing c...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham - QPR hope Alejandro Faurlin is fit to face Birmingham

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2016 by PA33 hits

QPR are hoping Alejandro Faurlin will be fit in time to face Birmingham. The Argentinian midfielder has a thigh problem which has kept him out of the last three matches but is close to being back in contention. Goalkeeper Alex Smithies will be fine to keep his place despite suffering cuts to his face thanks to a stray boot against Sheffield Wednesday in midweek. Midfielder Tjaronn Chery and w...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Fulham - Rs to run rule over Alejandro Faurlin

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2016 by PA27 hits

QPR will check on the fitness of Alejandro Faurlin ahead of the visit of Sky Bet Championship rivals Fulham. The Argentinian midfielder came off during the second half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Ipswich due to a thigh problem. Dutch striker Abdenasser El Khayati could be handed a start after making an impressive debut from the bench last weekend. The deadline-day signing from Burton came on 1...Full Story »

Atalanta 2 - 1 Lazio: Alejandro Gomez's late strike sees Atalanta strike back to beat Lazio

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by PA55 hits

Alejandro Gomez grabbed a late winner as Atalanta came from a goal down to snatch a 2-1 win over Lazio. Lucas Biglia gave Lazio the lead in the 16th minute with a superb free-kick from 25 yards which rocketed into the net off the inside of a post. However, the hosts were thrown a lifeline when Dusan Basta inadvertently turned the ball into his own net midway through the second half. Four minu...Full Story »

Sabella to quit Argentina post

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by YAHOO Sport131 hits

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella throws the ball onto the pitch during the final football match Buenos Aires (AFP) - Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will not renew his contract once it expires in September, Argentine press reports claimed on Tuesday. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) had offered him an extension, but according to daily newspaper La Nacion's website, Sabella "has t...Full Story »

Sabella quits as Argentina soccer coach: reports

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine media reported on Tuesday. The reports said the 59-year-old Sabella, whose side lost the Maracana final to Germany 1-0 after extra time, had told Argentine FA president Julio Grondona that he was standing down. Argentina begin preparations fo...Full Story »

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella claims his side need perfect game against Germany

Posted Sunday, July 13, 2014 by skysports.com353 hits

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella claims his side will need to play a perfect game to overcome favourites Germany and win the World Cup for a third time in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. With thousands of fans streaming over the border - their number swelling after every round - there is a mood of real optimism around the Argentinian camp.But in order to complete their dream - winning their third ...Full Story »

Advantage Germany in final after ‘war’, says Argentina coach Sabella

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 by theguardian.com216 hits

• Argentina players ‘sore, beaten, tired as a result of war’• Louis van Gaal says two players refused to take first penalty The Argentina manager, Alejandro Sabella, has admitted Germany’s freshness will hand them a considerable advantage in Sunday’s World Cup final after the South Americans overcame Holland to reach the showpiece for the first time in 24 yea...Full Story »

Argentina vs Switzerland preview - Sabella: Argentina must get better

Posted Tuesday, July 01, 2014 by PA303 hits

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella knows there will be no margin for error in their first knock-out match against Switzerland. La Albiceleste reached the last-16 as Group F winners, although their victories over Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria were far from convincing. The South Americans failed to reach their peak in any of those matches and Sabella knows that needs to change on Tuesday, when they ta...Full Story »

Argentina have an overdependence on Messi - Sabella

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Goal.com201 hits

The Albiceleste boss admits that his side have a natural tendency to rely on the Barcelona forward and need to show more as a team in their clash with Nigeria Alejandro Sabella believes that his Argentina side need to learn to depend less on Lionel Messi and also look to improve on recent displays when they face Nigeria. The 27-year-old attacker has scored in both Group F games so far, netti...Full Story »

Nigeria vs Argentina preview - Sabella hails "genius" Messi

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by PA186 hits

All eyes will again be on Lionel Messi as Argentina look to smooth their passage into the World Cup last 16 by claiming top spot in Group F. The South American giants are already assured of a place in the knockout stages in Brazil after two Messi-inspired victories. The Barcelona star struck a stunning late winner against stubborn Iran on Saturday to complement his great solo effort in a 2-1 d...Full Story »

Argentina boss Sabella: Everyone is behind Messi

Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Goal.com187 hits

The Albiceleste boss has voiced his support for the Barcelona attacker, who has been criticised for his form and on-field demeanour in recent months Alejandro Sabella says that everyone within his Argentina squad is fully behind captain Lionel Messi. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner racked up 41 goals in just 46 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona last season yet his form and attit...Full Story »

Sabella cuts four from Argentina squad

Posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Goal.com196 hits

Franco Di Santo, Gabriel Mercado, Lisandro Lopez and Fabian Rinaudo were all removed from the 30-man provisional squad ahead of the summer's tournament Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has cut four players from his provisional squad for next month's World Cup. Sabella named a 30-man group eight days ago, but has now trimmed that to 26 as they step up preparations for the finals in Brazil. ...Full Story »

Sabella hoping Messi will be fit for next qualifiers

Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

BUENOS AIRES, May 14 (Reuters) - Coach Alejandro Sabella is counting down the days to a possible test of Argentina's World Cup credentials against their closest rivals in the South American qualifiers without Lionel Messi. Messi is unlikely to play for Barcelona again this season after aggravating a hamstring injury and although he is should be fit for qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador ne...Full Story »

Sabella pleased with 'great' Bolivia draw

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Goal.com69 hits

Alejandro Sabella has hailed his Argentina players for overcoming the effects of playing at high altitude to rescue a 1-1 draw with Bolivia in World Cup 2014 qualifying on Tuesday. The Albiceleste went down to a Marcelo Moreno header midway through the first half, but a point was secured at the Hernando Siles - some 3,637 meters above sea level - thanks to Ever Banega on the cusp of halftime. ...Full Story »

Messi is a legend, says Sabella

Posted Friday, March 22, 2013 by Goal.com104 hits

The Argentina head coach has revealed his admiration for the Barcelona forward ahead of their World Cup 2014 qualifier with Venezuela Alejandro Sabella has described Lionel Messi as a "legend" and praised his incredible development into a "global star". In a press conference ahead of the Albiceleste's World Cup 2014 qualifier against Venezuela, Sabella showered praise on the Barcelona forwar...Full Story »

Argentina coach Sabella: Messi is happy

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2012 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Lionel Messi is 'happy' according to Argentina coach Alejandro Seballa, which is in stark contrast to his La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has admitted to being sad. The Argentine captain helped his side to victory in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, after curling in a free kick during his nation's 3-1 win over Paraguay in Cordoba. And Seballa explained to Marca how the diminutive forward...Full Story »

Sabella defends Messi after Mourinho jibes: 50 goals speak for themselves

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 by Goal.com177 hits

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has come out in defence of his star forward Lionel Messi, responding that scoring 50 league goals was a feat that had to be applauded. The Barcelona phenomenon found himself on the receiving end of a verbal barb from Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho this week, who suggested that his goals in La Liga were meaningless because they could do nothing to stop the M...Full Story »

Sabella clears up Messi puzzle

Posted Saturday, April 07, 2012 by ESPN155 hits

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes strict refereeing in Spanish club football has allowed Lionel Messi to flourish into the world's best player. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner is undoubtedly the greatest player of his generation but the debate - largely fueled by the Argentinean's shortcomings with the national team - on whether Messi is the greatest of all time continues to rage o...Full Story »

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