Gabriel Jesús caracoleó down the right wing and put a measured pass for the Gremio footballer

Gabriel Jesús caracoleó down the right wing and put a measured pass for the Gremio footballer

Gabriel Jesús could have been a signing for FC Barcelona but finally the Brazilian player ended up playing for Manchester City. The last rough diamond revealed by the Brazilian market operated in a large and traditional team, such as Palmeiras, but was advised by a representative with zero experience in large international transactions, who, in his first major operation, only worried about billing the maximum possible


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Agent Cristiano Simoes, and his former partner, Fabio Caran, were aware that they had won the lottery with Gabriel Jesus. Due to his quality and projection, the Brasileirao striker would normally be managed by one of the great Brazilian agents used to dealing with the tempos of transfers to big European clubs.


When the sale of Gabriel was raised as an auction, Barça had everything to lose, as it has happened. The City’s petrodollars decided, but it could have been PSG’s or even Florentino’s megalomania. In this context, Barcelona cannot compete.

The four great Europeans, Barça, Juve, Bayern and even City, who were interested in the young forward saw him as a medium-term bet. As he did not end up training in the Blaugrana sports planning for this upcoming 2016/2017 season, the club considered that it would have time to shape its offer. However, the 32 million of the Citizens accelerated the deadlines and left Barcelona with no room for maneuver.

Gabriel Jesus goes to Manchester City

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When the player’s agents received the first great proposal, they were absolutely blinded and convinced Gabriel Jesus, without thinking about what his best sporting destination would be. The Palmeiras, for their part, very cleverly recommended that the representatives grab the pre-trodollars.

The midfielder Natalia Gaitán, captain of Spanish Valencia, heads the roster of the Colombian team to face the Pan American Games in Lima that will be held from July 26 to August 11, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) reported this Thursday.


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The 18 players chosen by the coach, Nelson Abadía, will meet in Bogotá from 18 to 23 this month and then they will start the trip to Peru, the FCF detailed in a statement.

The great absentee from this call is the midfielder Yoreli Rincón, new player of the Junior de Barranquilla for the local women’s league.

They already have to get together

The first group of four players will report to the concentration on July 18 and the others will join two days later.

Those led by Abadía are part of Group A, a league in which Mexico, Jamaica and Paraguay are.

In group B are Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica and Peru.

"We have to beat them all and we want to be champions, but I think that the hand in hand is with Mexico. It has always complicated us. Likewise, Jamaica comes from the competitive pace of the World Cup, we cannot forget that, and they have very strong forwards"said two weeks ago midfielder Isabella Echeverri at a press conference in Bogotá.

Hard debut

Colombia will debut on July 28 against Paraguay and then will face Jamaica and Mexico on August 1 and 4, respectively.

Players roster

Goalkeepers: Catalina Pérez Jaramillo and Sandra Sepúlveda Lopera.

Defenders: Daniela Caracas González, Manuela Vanegas Cataño, Daniela Alexandra Arias, Carolina Arias Vidal and Isabella Echeverri Restrepo.

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Midfielders: Natalia Gaitán Laguado (Valencia-ESP), Jéssica Caro García, Daniela Montoya Quiroz, Marcela Restrepo Valencia, Leicy Santos Herrera, Diana Carolina Ospina García and Mayra Ramírez Ramírez.

Brazil has thrashed first in Maracana. After a highly contested start to the match, the ‘canarinha’ team took the lead with a goal from Everton, the revelation footballer of the Copa América.


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As happened in the first phase match in which the Brazilians endorsed a ‘little hand’, the Peruvian team showed very good manners and stood up to the great favorite, but Brazil has not forgiven the first defensive error of the Gareca.

And is that Everton, nicknamed ‘Cebolinha’ because of its similarity to a character from a very popular comic in Brazil, has stood alone and has had no problems beating the experienced Gallese after a very good collective action by the Seleçao. Gabriel Jesús snaked down the right wing and put in a measured pass for the Gremio footballer. In the action, Firmino has also played a very important role, which with his drag has caused the Rayo Vallecano player Advíncula to lose his mark and leave Everton very alone.

Brazil is on the way to winning the Copa América in the final that is being played in the legendary Maracaná and in which two Catalans participate with the ‘canarinha’, Arthur and Coutinho, as well as a former Dani Alves.

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Argentinos Juniors achieved a good 0-1 away victory on Thursday against Colón, in Santa Fe, in the first leg between Argentine teams valid for the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana.


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With a goal from Matías Romero in the 38th minute, the team led by Diego Dabove prevailed at the Brigadier Estanislao López stadium and was outlined in a great way for the decisive duel next Thursday.

Colón started with a good offensive bet with the experienced Luis Rodríguez supported by Wilson Morelo, Rodrigo Aliendro and Marcelo Estigarribia in the middle of the playing field.

A very complete trident

On the Argentine side, the bet was on the offensive trident composed of Gabriel Hauche, Victorio Ramis and debutant Santiago Silva, who managed to hide the absence of Alexis Mac Allister, who went to Boca Juniors.

The only goal of the match came in the 38th minute when a front center was headed by Uruguayan Santiago Silva to leave the ball served and in front of Matías Romero, who defined the low sector with category next to Leonardo Burián’s left post.

The best of each team were the most experienced. ‘El Tanque’ Silva stood out in El Bicho and ‘la Pulga’ Rodríguez in Sabalero.

They matched the game but not the scoreboard

In the second half, the locals managed to speed up the transitions from defense to attack and even the game.

At 58 minutes the referee consulted the VAR for an alleged penalty in favor of Colón, who was not penalized.

Columbus sought equality without a clear script but with great impetus.

However, a poor start eight minutes from time resulted in a dangerous play for Argentinos Juniors, but Hauche failed to take advantage of the numerical advantage in attack.

In the final minutes, Argentinos defended themselves with authority and did not have major shocks.

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The winner of this duel will play in the quarterfinals with the Venezuelan Zulia or the Peruvian Sporting Cristal.

Brazil and Peru have already announced the eleven with which they will play the final of the Copa América. Both Tite and Ricardo Gareca have bet on the planned eleven, giving confidence to the players who have led them to the decisive match.


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The blaugrana Arthur and Coutinho will command the game of the ‘seleçao, who face the clash as a clear favorite due to their status as host and for the overwhelming 5-0 that they inflicted on Peru on the last day of the group stage.

For Brazil they will play, along with Artur and Coutinho, Alisson, in the goal; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Alex Sandro, on defense; Casemiro, completing the double pivot; and Gabriel Jesús, Firmino and Everton as an offensive hat trick ahead of ‘Cou’.

On the part of Peru, Gareca bets on Gallese, the hero of the crosses, in goal; Advíncula, Zambrano, Abram and Trauco, in defense; Tapia and Yotún, in the double pivot; Carrillo, Cueva y Flores, in the middle point; and Guerrero, as an offensive reference.

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Arthur and Coutinho, for their Copa América

The referee for this Copa América final is Chilean Roberto Tobar. His performance will be followed with a magnifying glass after the controversies that arbitrations have created in this Copa América, especially in the last two matches played by Argentina.

Gary Medel, Chilean midfielder who starred in the controversial play of the Copa América 2019, said this Saturday, after being sent off with Lionel Messi, in the match for third place in the Copa América, that they are "football stuff". Medel also came out in defense of Leo Messi by describing the expulsion as unfair.


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Leo Messi

"I do not agree with everything that was called today. These are football things, which remain within the football field, but the referee handled himself super badly, it was a yellow for both of them and everything was over. It was not a fault. The referee made a mistake and sent us both wrong"Medel told reporters at Arena Corinthians.