Valencia’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2019 Spanish Copa del Rey match against Barcelona on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Barcelona’s Champions League recovery has begun and Getafe’s hopes of qualifying for the tournament could be over after they were beaten 2-0 at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Damage limitation, and a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey, will be the prize if Barcelona beat Valencia on Saturday as their rejuvenated opponents eye a final flourish to their remarkable comeback season.
The five-time European champions will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four in their first appearance at the stage of the competition since 2015.
Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later.
Da Costa and Horuna urged the karate players to keep trying instead of relying on past laurels.
Despite a wide gate and with topweight of 58.5kg, Trekking is the nominal leader of the Godolphin group, largely on the strength of his Goodwood win under the same weight over the G1 winners Gytrash and Lyre.
Hazam added that the AFC, after coordinating with the FIFA, decided to complete the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in October and November. The UAE will play two home matches on Oct.8 and 13 which will be followed by two away games on Nov.12 and 17, 2020.
The meeting, held via video-teleconference due to the Coronavirus pandemic, had the presence of officials from the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, the Hangzhou Municipal Government, the Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau and GASC.