Europa League: Etebo’s Getafe refuse to head to Italy for Inter clash

first_img All sports in Italy have been suspended on Tuesday, March 10 until April 3, including Serie A football, but Champions League and Europa League matches are under the jurisdiction of UEFA. Inter Milan are due to host Getafe in the Europa League last 16, first leg in the San Siro on Thursday while Roma welcome Sevilla a week later.“If we have to lose the tie, we will lose it,” Torres told Onda Cero radio.“We have asked UEFA to look for an alternative to play in Milan. We don’t want to go into the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Time14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Read Also: BREAKING: Man City vs Arsenal off amid coronavirus fearsItaly has restricted movement for its 60 million citizens as the nation grapples to contain a disease which has killed 631, with 168 new deaths recorded on Tuesday, the country’s highest single-day toll, and infected more than 10,000.Spain has more than 1,600 cases and 36 deaths.Many airlines are suspending flights to Italy for the next few weeks.There are no direct flights between Spain and Italy from March 11 to 25.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Getafe president Angel Torres has revealed that Oghenekaro Etebo and his teammates will not head to Italy for their Europa League game against Inter Milan this week as the coronavirus crisis escalates.Advertisement “Under no circumstances are we going to put our health at risk. Unless things change tomorrow, Getafe will not travel to Italy.”The Italian and Spanish professional players’ unions issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling on UEFA to postpone matches between teams from the two countries.Three matches between Italian and Spanish teams are scheduled this week, with Atalanta beating Valencia 4-3 behind closed doors in Spain on Tuesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.“Playing a match in Milan in the coming days will endanger the health of many people,” the joint statement read.“The journeys between Italy and Spain will become more complicated and dangerous in the coming weeks.“Next week’s return matches are likely to be held under emergency conditions for the two countries.“We hope that a deep reflection on all the calendars of European competitions will be made in the light of the information which is getting worse by the hour.”last_img read more

Strategy

first_imgWill the Reds repeat as Central Division Champions? The jury is still out, of course. One of the debates that keeps coming up is their style of play. They play for the home run rather than advancing runners and playing “small ball”. Part of this is the result of the ball park they play in. GABP is an easy park to hit home runs in, so everyone believes they are home run hitters. When you depend on the home run, your batters usually have a longer swing arc. They try to generate the power by literally winding into a swing rather than using a short swing and trying to put the ball in play. Some blame this on the hitting coach, but most of them have less influence on hitting at the major league level. These players are paid to do certain things, and getting them to change is hard at best. One thing is fact–teams who depend on home runs are more likely to also strike out a lot and this is happening frequently with the Reds this year. We will all forget this debate if the Reds get really hot as they did last year. What we do know is that St. Louis is a “small ball” team, and as long as they are winning, we will have this debate. Fans like one thing, and that is winning! If you win, the talk will stop.last_img read more