Morata visits the Bernabéu for the first time as an athletic

first_imgToday’s derby is going to be a special date for Álvaro Morata. Atlético striker First visit the Santiago Bernabéu with the red and white shirt. What was his stadium during the three seasons that He was part of the first Real Madrid team and that he already saw him mark on his visit with Juventus, where its both He certified the Italian club’s pass to the Champions League final and the white elimination (although on that occasion he did not celebrate his success from face to door as a gesture with the fans). Morata faces the game eagerly and aware that he will have a hostile reception from the fans of Real Madrid. Its importance in Atlético is currently capital. Top scorer of the team with 10 goals, his lack of success in the last three events where he has had minutes has coincided with the Atleti being zero on his scoreboard. The tip accumulates 1,370 minutes of the last 1,500 of the template, all but 10 against Espanyol and the match against Leonese Cultural in which Atletico was attached to the first change of the Copa del Rey.Without João Félix and with Diego Costa still in rehab, Simeone needs more than ever the best version of Morata, since no forward has arrived to reinforce the team during the winter market in time for the Santiago Bernabéu match. In total, it will be Morata’s fifth derby, as he also played three from the opposite side. As a target he played 125 minutes in three different games in which he also failed to score. The tip waits for the sixth to arrive. To repeat luck in the Madrid fief, Morata would finally achieve his first goal in the Madrid derby. Has already played two since his arrival at Atlético despite the fact that he missed the first lap after being expelled in Mallorca. The tip was eager to measure its former team in the Wanda Metropolitano for the second time, but his nerves could during his visit to Son Moix and it was a must down for Simeone. In February 2019, just after his arrival at the club, Morata received Real Madrid in his new home to play second match as athletic (had debuted against Betis). He had 77 minutes and he achieved a great goal which was invalidated by a very fair offside that did not become clear that it existed. The tip also claimed two penalties that the referee did not point out. center_img His second chance came in Saudi Arabia less than a month ago. Athletic played the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid after having eliminated Barcelona in the semifinals, with a great match from Morata. In the final the tip was not able to overcome Courtois on a very clear occasion within the area, where his shot to the first suit was repelled by the Belgian and when he could be the rojiblanco hero in the extra time going hand in hand with the goal with a lot of power in the race was slowed down by Fede Valverde with a very hard entry from behind that cost him the red card. The ‘9’ had worn out throughout the game and saw Atlético fall again against its top rival on penalties where Morata failed to throw. The player had been stomped on the head while he was on the ground after Valverde’s kick and was stunned at the time of the throws. last_img read more

Central American countries agree to safe passage for Cuban migrants marooned in

first_imgAfter Central American countries spent months at loggerheads over what to do with thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica en route to the United States, a solution finally has been reached.Cuban migrants with temporary Costa Rican transit visas will be allowed to fly from Costa Rica to El Salvador, where they will be allowed to travel by bus through Guatemala and Mexico and up to the United States border, according to a statement from the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry Monday evening. If they can manage to set foot on U.S. soil, the Cuban migrants can claim refugee status and permanent residency, thanks to the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act.The flights out of Costa Rica could start as early as next week, according to a statement from the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry. Migrants will be expected to pay for their own flights and bus transportation. The exact details of the agreement and the logistics have not been publicly released, including what will happen to migrants who cannot afford the plane fare to leave Costa Rica.Costa Rica’s Immigration Administration has issued 8,000 temporary visas to Cuban migrants since Nov. 14 and there are 37 temporary shelters housing many of them across northern and central Costa Rica.President Luis Guillermo Solís is scheduled to meet with U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Rep. Henry Cuellar, both from Texas, at the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the immigration crisis.Monday’s meeting in Guatemala was the first success in a series of frustrated attempts to secure a regional agreement to allow the Cubans to pass through the isthmus. Cubans typically require restricted visas to travel to Central American countries and Mexico.After one failed meeting earlier this month, President Solís announced that Costa Rica would suspend political participation in the Central American Integration System, or SICA, a body designed to address issues that affect the isthmus. Solís was exasperated by the perceived “lack of solidarity” between Central American nations over the crisis.The Cuban migrant crisis started on Nov. 10, when Costa Rican authorities dismantled a human smuggling network that ferried migrants from Panama, through Costa Rica and into Nicaragua on their way north. Costa Rica announced it would close its border to the migrants, and a crowd of more than a thousand Cubans quickly amassed at the Costa Rica-Panama border checkpoint at Paso Canoas.Costa Rica started issuing temporary transit visas to Cubans on Nov. 14, but the Nicaraguan military violently turned back hundreds who tried to cross the border en masse on Nov. 15. The migrants continued arriving in Costa Rica until the government stopped issuing the temporary visas on Dec. 18.The Solís administration previously said that it would not deport any Cubans back to the island who were in the country with a visa, but the same courtesy would not be extended to those entering the country after Dec. 18. The Immigration Administration recently announced it would deport 56 Cubans who arrived after the visa deadline. Facebook Comments Related posts:The fate of thousands of Cuban migrants will be determined at a Quality Inn Cuban migrant airlift from Costa Rica starts Jan. 12 Costa Rica declares ‘success’ after first airlift of Cuban migrants Cuban migrant airlift set to continue but could take monthslast_img read more