Mexico's Olympic gold medal dream crushed by Brazil on penalties: Lineup choice, substitute struggles sink El Tri
Mexico pushed Brazil to a penalty-kick shootout, but ultimately fell short. Its usual dazzling attack at these Olympics was absent in the semifinal, and a coach's decision and subpar performance from the subs did them in.Mexico and Brazil, the last two men’s Olympic gold medal winners, faced off in an utterly compelling, if unspectacular, men’s Olympic semifinal which was so evenly matched that it finished scoreless and needed a penalty-kick shootout to resolve the affair.
© Provided by Sports.co.uk Dani Alves back to Barça?
Dani Alves (38 years old) will sign his return to Barcelona , the free Brazilian of any contract since last September would be in talks with the leaders of his old club.
Auriverde had actually proposed publicly its services at the Catalan club, with which it has won by the past no less than 23 titles during periods ranging from 2008 to 2016.
and according to Sport , Xavi would already have already given his downstream for the coming of the back Brazilian right. Not to mention the call of the foot that has already been done by Joan Laporte during the presentation of Xavi as a new coach Monday. "Dani Alves helps the club in many ways, and he also offered his help from a sporting point of view," president Barcelona, who left the door wide open to a future collaboration.
Alves agrees Barca return under Xavi
Barcelona announced on Friday that veteran defender Dani Alves will be returning to the club as new coach Xavi Hernandez's first signing. Alves, 38, has been a free agent since leaving Sao Paulo in September but is ineligible until the transfer window opens early next window. He played for the Camp Nou outfit between 2008-2016 when he lifted the Champions League title three times alongside Xavi. "Barcelona and Dani Alves have reached an agreement in principle for the player to join the football first team for the remainder of the current season," they said."The Brazilian will be joining training from next week but will not be able to play until January.
video: Football: FC Barcelona presents its new coach Xavi Hernandez (Le Figaro)
at Camp Nou.
After a return to Brazil and three years at the São Paulo FC
, the native Juaziro could return to Catalonia, where he will have won with the Blaugrana. Having 6 Spanish championship titles, 4 Spanish cups, 4 SuperCutches of Spain, 3 World Championship Titles, 4 UEFA Supercuples, not to mention the cup at the big ears he has raised at Three occasions (2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15).
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Barça 0-0 Benfica: Recap .
A disappointing result, and the Europa League looks like a real possibility now .