McNeese Names Gilbert Head Football Coach

first_img“Through this process it became very clear that McNeese is very highly rated throughout the country and positions in our athletics department are extremely attractive,” Hemphill said. “We are looking forward to the culture that Coach Gilbert will build and to the competitive team that he will lead on the field.” 2006-07 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Cooper (Texas) High School 2011 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Temple (Texas) High School 2014 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Bowling Green The Sterlin Gilbert FileCoaching Experience 2005 Graduate Assistant University of Houston In addition to Garoppolo, five other players were named 2013 first-team All-OVC, representing each position group with running back, wide receiver, tight end and offensive line. Three more players were named to the second team. 2012-13 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Eastern Illinois University Personal Information:Age: 40Born: Aug. 11, 1978Family: Not married A former standout Texas high school quarterback and coach, Gilbert enjoyed a successful career as a high school coach. He was head coach at his alma mater, San Angelo Lake View (TX) High School, from 2008-10 and earned West Texas High School Coach of the Year honors in 2008. He was also a highly successful offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Temple (TX) High School (2011) and Abilene Cooper High School (2006-07). 2017-18 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks University of South Florida The Bulls went 10-2, defeated Texas Tech in the Birmingham Bowl and finished ranked No. 21 in the AP poll. Quarterback Quinton Flowers ranked in the top 30 in six NCAA statistics, including ninth in total offense (332.4 ypg) and 27th in passing touchdowns with a USF record 27. Flowers, a second team all-conference pick and one of four USF offensive players to earn all-conference honors, tied the USF season passing record (2,911) while rushing for 1,078 yards and accounting for 36 total touchdowns. Flowers’ 605 total yards and 503 passing yards at UCF (11/24/17) set USF records and were tabbed as the College Football Performance of the Year by Athlon Sports. Meanwhile, receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling set a USF record with 879 receiving yards as the Bulls set program records for yards per game (513.0 ypg), plays (1,001), first downs (309) and fewest turnovers (14) while  totaling 6,156 yards, the second-most in program history. Under the guidance of Gilbert, QB Jimmy Garoppolo was named the 2013 Walter Payton Award winner, the FCS equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, given to the nation’s best player. Garoppolo led the nation and ranked second in FCS single-season history with 5,050 passing yards, while ranking second in the nation and fourth in FCS history with 53 passing TDs. He was also third in the country in passing efficiency (168.3) and was chosen as OVC Offensive Player of the Year.During his two seasons with Gilbert, Garoppolo passed for 8,873 yards and 84 TDs. He finished his career seventh in FCS history with 13,156 passing yards, and sixth with 118 passing TDs. He went on to become a second-round draft choice by the New England Patriots in the 2014 NFL Draft. 2015 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks University of Tulsa Year Position Institution In 2015, Gilbert led a Tulsa offense that ranked 11th in the nation in passing (333.2 ypg), 13th in total offense (507.4 ypg) and 21st in scoring (37.2 ppg). First-team all-conference wide receiver Keyarris Garrett ranked second in the country in receiving yards (1,451) and receiving yards per game (120.9 ypg) and tied for ninth in receptions (88). Quarterback Dane Evans ranked seventh in the country in passing (329.8 ypg) and 25th in efficiency (151.3). 2016 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks University of Texas Two-time consensus first-team All-American WR Erik Lora led the nation in receptions with 123, which tied for second in FCS history, only behind his own record of 136 in the previous season. He was also second in TD receptions with 19 (tied for sixth all-time in FCS), and third in receiving yards with 1,544 (16th all-time in FCS). He finished his career second in FCS history with 332 receptions, and 12th with 4,006 yards. Gilbert’s Texas offense ranked 17th in the nation and second in the Big 12 in rushing (293.3 ypg) and was 16th nationally and fifth in the Big 12 in total offense (491.3 ypg). Running back D’Onta Foreman became the 28th player in FBS history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season, running for over 100 yards in all 11 games he played and ranking first in the nation in rushing yards per game (184.4 ypg), second in total rushing yards (2,028 yards) and third in all-purpose yards (191.18 ypg). Foreman earned first team All-America honors and was named the 2016 Doak Walker Award winner and the 2016 Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Freshman quarteback Shane Buechele earned honorable mention as the conference’s Offensive Freshman of the Year. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Springtown (TX) High School (2003-04) before moving for one season to serve as a graduate assistant at the University of Houston.center_img Gilbert was a three-year starter and two-year captain at quarterback at Angelo State University, where he led the Rams to back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships and concluded his career fourth all-time in total offense at the school. He was also a two-time All-State quarterback and 1996 District MVP at San Angelo Lake View High School, where he also earned Big XII Region All-America and All-West Texas 4A MVP honors. Born on Aug. 11, 1978, the 40-year old earned his degree in kinesiology with a minor in history from Angelo State in 2002. Playing Experience1999-2002: Three-year starter and two-year captain at quarterback at Angelo State University. Led the Rams to back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships and concluded his career fourth all-time in total offense at the school. In 2014, Gilbert served as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Bowling Green. The Falcons gained 432.9 total yards per game (41st NCAA), while averaging 173.0 yards on the ground and 259.9 yards passing. The production came without starting QB Matt Johnson, who was injured and would a year later earn 2015 Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors. Gilbert mentored backup QB James Knapke to 3,173 passing yards, the seventh-best mark in program history, despite his only having 10 previous collegiate passing attempts. Wide receiver Roger Lewis recorded 1,093 receiving yards and earned first-team All-MAC honors. BGSU running backs combined for 2,192 yards and 26 TDs as the Falcons finished the season with a victory over South Alabama in the 2014 Camellia Bowl.During the 2012-13 seasons, Gilbert served as the offensive coordinator at Eastern Illinois, where in his second year he was named 2013 FootballScoop FCS Coordinator of the Year. The Panthers led the nation in total offense (589.5 ypg) and scoring (48.2 ppg), while ranking second with 372.4 passing yards, and 20th with 217.1 rushing yards per game, leading to a 12-2 record and an Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Fellow WR Adam Drake was just behind Lora with 85 receptions for 1,305 yards (fifth in the nation) and 13 TDs (eighth in the nation) and earned second-team All-OVC honors. Both went on to sign free agent contracts with NFL teams. Hemphill will introduce Gilbert at a press conference on Friday at 11 a.m. in the EndZone Room in the Jack V. Doland Fieldhouse. The public is invited to attend.Gilbert becomes the 16th Head @McNeeseFootball Coach in program history! #WelcomeToCowboyCountry #GeauxPokes pic.twitter.com/2Zslm6dvqf— McNeese Athletics (@McNeeseSports) December 6, 2018 2008-10 Head Coach Lake View (Texas) High School “There is no question that Sterlin Gilbert is one of the premiere coaches in the country,” said Dr. Daryl Burckel,” McNeese president, “but most importantly, his character and commitment to bringing out the best qualities in his players was a constant theme during the vetting process. I am excited that we are beginning a new era for McNeese football.” 2004 Quarterbacks Springtown (Texas) High School Having spent the last two seasons at USF under head coach Charlie Strong, Gilbert guided the Bulls’ offense to a top 25 ranking in eight NCAA statistical categories in his first season, including sixth in total offense (513.0 ypg), eighth in rushing (264.1 ypg) and 10th in scoring (38.3 ppg). “I look forward to meeting and creating new relationships with high school coaches and recruiting their great student athletes to McNeese. Geaux Pokes!” This past season, the Bulls averaged 444.2 ypg of total offense, 31.5 points per game, 202.5 rushing yards per game and 241.7 passing per game en route to a 7-5 record an a spot in the Dec. 20 Gasparilla Bowl against Marshall. USF won its first seven games and was ranked in the top 20 in the national polls while possessing one of the nation’s top offenses through the first half of the season. The running backs came up 12 yards short of a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, including first-teamer Shepard Little with 1,551 yards (seventh in the nation) and 15 TDs, and second-teamer Taylor Duncan with 988 yards and 10 TDs. Tight end Jeff LePak (51-723-8), OT Dominic Pagliara and OG Collin Seibert accounted for the other members of the OVC first team and were selected third-team All-America, while offensive linemen Nick Borre made the second team, and Jimmy Lowery was on the All-Newcomer Team. In his first season at EIU, Gilbert directed a Panthers offense that ranked sixth in the nation in passing (334.9 ypg), seventh in total offense (470.9 ypg) and eighth in scoring (36.5 ppg). The offense set several school records at the time, including touchdown passes with 34. That year, Garoppolo was seventh in the nation in total offense (318.5 ypg), while Lora set the FCS record for receptions (136) and led the nation in receiving yards with (1,664/sixth all-time in FCS) en route to being named OVC Offensive Player of the Year. Seibert joined him on the all-conference first team, while RB Jake Walker rushed for 1,133 yards and 12 TDs and made the second team, along with TE Sam Hendricks and C Kevin Kapellas. LAKE CHARLES, La. – Sterlin Gilbert, the offensive coordinator at the University of South Florida, has been named the 16th head football coach for the McNeese Cowboys, Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely honored to be the head football coach at McNeese,” said Gilbert. “I’m excited to meet with our players, laying out the vision, culture, and how we will directly invest in their success. Education:2002: Degree in kinesiology, minor in history from Angelo State. 2003 Running Backs Springtown (Texas) High Schoollast_img read more

LA WOMAN STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, LADY NINJA, WINNER: “She broke good today, compared to last time (when third in the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap Aug. 11). After that, I had to wait and see where I could get out. When the four (favored  Anonymity) backed out, I was able to get outside of Selcourt and from there, she was really game.”JOE TALAMO, SELCOURT, SECOND: “She ran really good, too good to lose.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, LADY NINJA, WINNER: “She’s been in those stretch duels before and she’s won ’em. I know that she ran her race today. She’s been an over-achiever, that’s all I can tell you. She broke straight up in the air (when third in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap Aug. 11).“She came from the inside today and she split horses and she ground it out. I’m happy.”NOTES: The winning owners are Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian, Hagop Nakkashian and Richard Baltas.Lady Ninja and jockey Drayden Van Dyke, outside, overpower Selcourt (Joseph Talamo), inside, to win the Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes, Saturday, September 5, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Arsenal icon Thierry Henry raiding rivals Tottenham for defender Luis Binks

first_imgARSENAL legend Thierry Henry is reportedly looking to old foes Tottenham Hotspur for young defender Luis Binks, as he seeks to strengthen his Montreal Impact side ahead of his maiden campaign as an MLS manager.The 42-year-old agreed to take charge of the Impact back in November and is gearing up for his first competitive games at the helm.3 Talented young defender Luis Binks could be ditching Spurs for MLSCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Thierry Henry is hoping for a better spell at Montreal than his time at MonacoCredit: AFP or licensorsHaving come ninth in the Eastern conference last season, the Frenchman has his work cut out to turn the Impact into MLS Cup contenders.With the squad already containing ex-Stoke schemer and Henry’s former Barcelona team-mate Bojan Krkic, Henry could now be turning again to the Premier League.According to Canadian pundit Vincent Destouches, Binks has quit Spurs for Montreal in search of regular first-team football – which he hopes to find in the MLS.The 18-year-old is predominantly a centre-half, although he can fill in at full-back.And the left-footed defender begun the season captaining Spurs’ Under-18 side.But he has since broken into the Under-23 squad, featuring in every minute of PL2 action since making his first appearance of the season at that level on September 27.Binks was also ever-present for Tottenham’s Uefa Youth League campaign, playing in games against the Under-19s of Bayern Munich, Red Star Belgrade and Olympiacos.The defensive stopper does have brief experience of senior football, having played twice for Spurs’ development side in the much-maligned EFL Trophy against Colchester United and hometown club Gillingham.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamMOST 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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 himHe has also been highly-sought after at international level so far in his young career, having been courted by both Scotland and England at youth level.Binks has featured for both, but more recently for the Three Lions, making his debut at under-19 level back in September.His fellow academy graduate Japhet Tanganga has recently made his first-team breakthrough at Spurs, but it seems Binks will jump ship in order to find a quicker pathway.3 Henry was often the scourge of Spurs as a playerCredit: Getty Images – GettyHow to say Steven Bergwijn’s name properly as Tottenham star reveals English and Dutch pronunciations before scoring on Spurs debutlast_img read more

Amazon still filming at Spurs for ‘All or Nothing’ doc despite coronavirus

first_img3AMAZON are continuing to film at Tottenham’s training ground despite coronavirus halting the season, reports have claimed.Spurs players are featuring in the web giant’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary, which follows a team through the course of a season.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates3 Amazon cameras are still rolling at Spurs’ training ground despite coronavirus KO’ing the season up until AprilAlready it has been there for Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, Jose Mourinho’s appointment and Eric Dier’s unbelievable bust-up with a fan.That all promises to be unmissable drama – unlike the current filming of players during coronavirus.Cameras at Hotspur Way are still rolling despite the league being shut out until April 3 – at the earliest.The Athletic say that the club’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic will be captured in exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.3Quite how riveting that will be, no one knows.But directors and producers have been helped by the fact many of the cameras at the training ground are rigged in place.That means they can be operated “from a gallery without the need for on-site personnel”.Spurs are reportedly being paid £10million for the filming deal that allows cameras in the changing rooms.But Amazon are said to be using it as a litmus test for future shows.All or Nothing have already covered Man City, Leeds and Borussia Dortmund.tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerThey have been met with somewhat mixed reviews and Liverpool are said to have previously rejected an approach to be featured in the online-only show.Tottenham Hotspur Head of Business Development Aidan Mullally previously said: “This is an exciting time to be a part of our football club and Amazon will be joining us on this journey during the current season.”From showcasing the emotions we experience in the lead up to and at every game, to the efforts we are making to drive real change in our home of Tottenham, to our key partnership with the NFL, we are excited to share our unique story.”Jan Vertonghen speaks of his shock after armed burglars terrorised his family while he was on Champions League dutylast_img read more

Playoff positions in Penrith’s hands

first_imgPhoto NRL.com With a month to go in the regular season former Knights premiership winner Danny Buderus believes they will shape the final make-up of the top eight.Starting with the sixth-placed Cowboys this Saturday night at Pepper Stadium the Panthers play four teams all still fighting for a finals berth and could either crush their dreams or see their own hopes of a top eight finish fall by the wayside.A win this week could see Penrith move as high as sixth on the ladder but a loss could see them again drop out of the top eight, a position of power that Buderus says they must take full advantage of. “With a month left we’re getting closer to the final makeup of the top eight,” Buderus writes in the Round 23 issue of Big League.”There are 32 games left in the regular season, but the run home that will cause the most intrigue is that of Penrith, who sit eighth on the ladder. “They face the Cowboys (sixth), Raiders (10th), Dragons (ninth) and the Sea Eagles (seventh) in the remaining rounds – all contenders to either make it or keep their place in the top eight.”The Panthers’ destiny – and that of their rivals – is in their own hands, which is better than saying the ‘mathematical chance’ line that you often hear at this time of the year.”Predicting that teams will need at least 30 points to finish in the top eight this season, Buderus says that the win by the Raiders over Cronulla last weekend kept their season from being placed on life support and ensured the final four weeks will be full of plot twists.”The Raiders’ win over Cronulla last week made things really interesting,” says Buderus.”Everyone knew they had it in them and they’ve had the least amount of disruptions to their spine over the past two seasons, which has played together 37 times.”If they can get some consistency in defence, look out.”The Dragons might be in a free-fall but I believe they’ve got a little fire left in them.”Usually 28 competition points is enough to get you in the finals, but this year it looks like it will be higher with the Cowboys and Sea Eagles already there, Penrith on 26 and the Dragons on 24.”Last year the Titans slipped into the finals with 27 points and with a month left in 2016 they were already on 24.”As we know, some teams fell down around them, so we can expect plenty of twists and turns to come from the rest of this season.”last_img read more

Dorgan new chairman of CPNG

first_imgDorgan, who is the managing director of Pacific MMI Insurance, was unanimously elected as chairman at the recent CPNG Annual General Meeting.Dorgan takes over from Mick Nades, who resigned as chairman.A board member since 2013, Dorgan has worked in infrastructure and development roles with Cricket PNG before becoming deputy chairman in 2015.The new chairman elect said he was extremely proud and privileged.“It is a really exciting time for cricket in PNG. I am looking forward to moving cricket forward with this new board and management and complete transparency will be a major focus for the future,” said Dorgan.Cricket PNG’s recent board restructure also sees general manager, Greg Campbell, now appointed as chief executive officer.Campbell expressed gratitude to the outgoing chairman Nades.“We are thankful to Nades for bringing Cricket PNG from an amateur status to leading us to International Cricket Council One Day International status. He has paved the way for us to take cricket in PNG to even greater heights,” said Campbell.last_img read more

Pogba chooses Italy

first_imgMeanwhile, he has shielded his agent to drop that the team does not suit him and that the bad results have been ballasting him. That is why the most likely option is for the Frenchman to leave Old Trafford after the European Championship. The footballer has been the object of interest of Real Madrid for a long time, an option that has lost strength over time. However, the Juventus still wanting his return and would like to be in summer again bianconero. Paul Pogba’s situation at Manchester United has not been common for a long time. After overcoming the Mourinho era in which he had several disagreements with the coach, he seemed to have left everything behind with the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But the truth is that this season, because of the injuries, he has not been able to prove it. Premier League* Data updated as of February 14, 2020 6 The player’s agent, however, explains that although he wants to leave United, he must first focus on recovering the level in the 2020 Euro Cup and play a good role with France: “We’ll talk after Euro 2020, Pogba wants to play at the best level ever, but he can’t escape Manchester United now, at a time when the club is not going through its best stage.” A series* Data updated as of February 14, 2020 Even so, Manchester United would not make things easy for him to leave, and would require a figure close to 100 million euros as compensation for letting him go before his contract expires in 2021. Meanwhile, his representative, Mino Raiola, ensures that the French will is to play in Italy: “Pogba feels at home in Italy. Italy is like his second home or his family, just like Zlatan Ibrahimovic. That’s why Paul would like to return to Juventus.”last_img read more

Yacine asks that the red one be taken from Neymar: “Disneymar Paris”

first_imgAdli Yacine, the Bordeaux Girondins midfielder who received Neymar’s kick that was the second yellow and the subsequent expulsion of the Brazilian, has asked for the acquittal for the striker of Paris Saint Germain.Yacine, ex-partner of Ney until he left the Girondins in January 2019 for 5.5 million euros, asked that the red one be withdrawn through a story on his Instagram. “Disneymar Paris. I ask the LFP to remove the red card because I did not pay admission to the park,” added the Frenchman in his account on this social network next to a photo in which it seemed that he is sitting at an attraction of the famous park of Mickey Mouse. The LFP resolution on the sanction of Neymar will be made public this Wednesday. Being a red card, a sanction match is certain in the absence of the LFP deciding to extend it or not if it sees reasons. At first, The next Ligue 1 match against Dijon would be lost in the Princes’ Park.The match between PSG and Girondins ended with a 4-3 favorable to those of the French capital. Hwang ahead of Bordeaux until Cavani and Marquinhos turned around and Pablo, in the 45 + 5, put the tables back before the break. Marquinhos broke the tie in 63 and Mbappé practically sentenced with 4-2. Rubén Pardo, former Real Sociedad, would close the score in 83 by making 4-3 and leaving Girondins at the gates of the feat.last_img read more

Haaland would play Christian

first_imgThe Real Madrid, like it or not, still missing the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo. It is not a new problem, but it still does not appear who or who contribute the 50 goals he averaged the Portuguese star (450 in nine seasons). A bed with mattress and box spring for a team forced to try to win three competitions plus Club Super Cups and World Cups. That sack of goals is now in Turin and the rest of the white attackers don’t help Benzema fill it. Madrid had Hazard and his 16 goals last year at Chelsea, but the double ankle injury has left him in one. Also with that of Jovic, so far stagnant in just two … Go for the Golden Boot with 19 yearsAnd that, goals in the league, Haaland falls out of his pockets. A predator who goes for the Golden Boot although he has been penalized for playing half a season in the Austrian Bundesliga (1.5 points per goal), where the goals are worth less than in his German counterpart (2 points per target). Without going any further, for the purpose of this trophy, Haaland’s 25 goals (16 in Austria and nine in Borussia) are worth the same as Cristiano’s 21 in Italy and 21 of Timo Werner in Germany. He is six goals away from the leader, Immobile, four from Lewandowski, and is the only one among the first 70 players of the provisional classification of the Golden Boot under 20 years. An insatiable scorer, something that is not seen in Chamartín since Cristiano … Missing a relentless scorer and Haaland, whom his father would see with good eyes in Spain, credits the numbers he carved on Christian stone. I would give Madrid the Portuguese goals at a more than affordable price: it has a clause to leave in 2021 for only 75 million euros. The Norwegian Pearl total 40 points This course between the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg (28) and Borussia Dortmund (12) in 31 games. Maintaining its current average, counting the ten days left in Germany and if it reaches the Champions League final (six more games), the Nordic giant would end the campaign … with 60 goals in his locker. Major words and music in the ears of Real Madrid seen that the lack of goal in Madrid is flagrant. The white team is suffering to sustain hegemony as the top historical scorer of our League. When Cristiano left, he outscored Barça in a considerable stretch, 42 goals. Now, Barça reached somewhat above the Classic and only the goal in the impetuous discount Mariano He returned the advantage to his club (6,152 to 6,151). Discounting last year, where Cristiano was not already, the whites did not score so few goals at this point in the League for thirteen years. Haaland, along with fellow Botheim with the Norwegian team.Getty Imageslast_img read more

The tactic at Anfield was Oblak

first_imgAtlético came out to weather the storm at Anfield with Simeone’s classic 1-4-4-2 (Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Correa, Koke, Saúl; João Félix and Diego Costa), who had a Offensive variant (1-4-3-2-1) creating a line for Joao and Correa behind Costa, although the line that had the most work was the first of Jan Oblak who avoided three clear goals before Liverpool went ahead. Cholo’s plan A in the defensive phase was to make a pressure in three quarters of field and an intensive withdrawal when they exceeded the pressure. It remained to endure the downpour and try to get the Liverpool wings to make their centers to the area from the corner of the area and not reaching the baseline because those centers defend themselves better. Liverpool attacked but did not feel overwhelmed. And Atlético tried to go out on the counterattack, but the red they cut with tactical fouls on João Félix the fast attack starts of the mattress toppers.Direct play. Atlético’s start of play was as usual: direct game with Oblak pitch to Saul looking to win the duel and get the second play. In the 28th minute, Simeone decided to exchange the position of Saúl and Koke. With Saúl on the left wing and being late to close the center from the baseline, Wijnaldum’s 1-0 came. Subdued. Liverpool is a team that is very difficult to face because it knows how to attack a team in intensive retreat, which knows how to transition a team that defends it in a medium or high block. Klopp’s team is an example of what alternation means in the game because they can play direct, combinatorial, on the counterattack and handle transitions with skill, precision and speed. The approach was not easy, but Atlético needed to score a goal to avoid overtime and failed in a second half in which it was more subdued than in the first. Defend everything possible and a goalkeeper, that was the plan. What stopped the Atlético goalkeeper in the second half was outrageous, like everyone’s ability to sacrifice and suffer. Lodi drained water without much help before the attacks of Alexander Arnold, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Salah, whom he controlled. Felipe was a titan, but above all the figure of Oblak was erected.Comeback. Simeone decided to remove Costa from the field (often Diego’s anger!) And enter Marcos Llorente, on the right wing, Correa passing the attack partner of João Félix, who again showed that he plays wonderfully every time the ball came to him. This is how the game went to overtime, in which Simeone exhausted the changes (Vrsaljko by Trippier, Morata by Joao Félix and Giménez by Correa) and Atleti turned 2-0 thanks to Llorente’s vigor and his ability to recover balls and overcome lines while driving and two of his shots from outside the area and the goal that Morata needed. Oblak continued to make history in overtime. In short, with an approach that did not surprise anyone except Klopp, based on Oblak’s defense and stops, Simeone’s Athletics knocked down the European champion And Klopp can’t understand it either. It is what it is, Jurgen!last_img read more