Genk are set to meet Napoli in their group’s final game and Marten Vandevoordt is set to join the likes of Pepe Reina, David de Gea and Iker Casillas in having the record of being the youngest goalkeepers in the history of the Champions League on the night of their debut.
Vandevoordt is only 17 years old and should his coach give him the chance, he will overtake Mile Svilar to become the youngest lad in history to manage the sticks on a Champions League night.
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Nobody loves an ugly child. Well, apart from the mom. Still, the most unforgiving example of such may very well be in the fact that Ivar the Boneless – a famous Viking – was almost killed by his father until his mother rescued and took care of him yet he killed his own son for being as deformed like him.
Since Pepe Reina left Liverpool, literally every goal keeper that has been brought to succeed him has failed but none failed quite as much as Loris Karius, the very same man who cost the Reds’ a Champions League trophy.
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Rafael Benitez remains a Premier League coaching legend. He is a legend for the club, a fans’ favourite and a serial continental champion. From being with the Madrid second team to other La Liga sides, then to Liverpool from Valencia in 2004. Benitez also coached Inter, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid senior side, and performed magic with Newcastle United before he moved for a retirement package in China. The Spaniard does not get as much credit for his work on the continent.
Looking at his most successful days in Liverpool, Benitez made some good signings. He convinced the hot Fernando Torres
to come from Spain and reveal his magic in England. Torres was a wonder in his first season despite nay sayings. He was so lethal in front of goal, and remains one of the most dangerous strikers in Liverpool history.
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Pepe Reina, the thirty-six-year-old goal-keeper had moved to AC Milan only last year for a 3-year deal after he left Napoli. Nevertheless, his former boss Maurizio Sarri from Naples has become the manager of Juventus and look forward to a reunion with the Spaniard in Turin. Pepe Reina has two more years left on the deal at San Siro. Here, he has made only 4 appearances as the understudy to the first-option Gianluigi Donnarumma.
He has served as an amazing back-up in Rossoneri. As a matter of fact, he has proved to be reliable when he was called on replace Gianluigi Donnarumma. Marco Giampaolo, the new boss of Milan is going to allow this Spanish World Cup winning player for free. Mattia Perin, the keeper from Juventus might be all set to leave this summer and Reina is being considered as a replacement as the goalkeeper. The twenty-six-year-old had made a move to Allianz Stadium for £10 million only last year. However, he is not happy to play second fiddle to the number one at Juventus Wojciech Szczesny.
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The Milan goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, the protagonist of the duels with Juventus at the time of Napoli, comments with bitterness on the key episodes of the match that have affected the course of the match. It’s always the same story. We were denied two solar penalties. And the one about Alex Alex Sandro that was also there for Juventus players”.
“In this stage, it is always the same story.”Pepe Reina knows the Allianz, the home of Juventus. He was the protagonist of many battles in the ranks of Naples. He was among the poles and exulted like a madman when in April 2018 Kalidou Koulibaly climbed into the sky and, headed, scored the winning goal that allowed the Azzurri to reopen the championship. The goal brought down the strong hold that the Bianconeri had erected between their walls. The goals sparked the joy of an entire city giving it the thrill of being able to compete for the championship. That network was the pinnacle of Sarri’s team that went from euphoria to a historic success like the record of points (91) to the disappointment for the title lost in a hotel in Florence.
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The Merseyside derby 232nd edition finished with Everton surrendering to defeat with the score 1-0 defeat against Liverpool, which happened with the help of a last-minute goal.
The charges of Marco Silva had apprehended the three players who are known for their attacking nature Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane at bay in Sunday’s Premier League going into injury time. The game will be held at Anfield Nevertheless, the missed volley attempt of Virgil van Dijk concluded, causing chaos this is because of it fall down at the goal side with Jordan Pickford, who the goalkeeper Toffees is trying to catch the ball.
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The current Milan goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, went through El Transistor de Onda Cero’s microphone in order to review the sporting career of his life and explain his future plans. The goalkeeper has disclosed his desire to train players in the future after he finishes his contract in Italy, without ruling out the popular teams like Madrid and Barcelona. He feels it is the ambition of every coach.
Reina’s contract with Milan is going to last till 2021. He has stated that he wants to enjoy football in these three years. However, he also has a strong desire to train and prepare to be a winning coach in the future. The goalkeeper doesn’t close his doors in that sense and will not shy away from training anyone. He hopes to get an opportunity to train Madrid. This is a dream that he nurtures. When it comes to his past at Barcelona, he says that he is truly grateful to his club which has given him the training, not just as a footballer but also as a human being. This has helped him to be what he is today.
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The ball took a different path and Pepe Reina and Liverpool were left to sulk for the remainder of the game against Southampton in 2009, when Darren Bent soft shot cannoned off a beach ball to give The Saints a much needed win.
Reina recalls the event as horrible and says he is still haunted by it, nine years later.A pool of Red shirts crowed referee Mike Jones after the incident, protesting the goal, and calling for it to be cancelled. But the presiding official ruled against it, and stretched out his arms pointing to the centre.
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Pepe Reina, the New AC Milan goalkeeper revealed recently that he has left a piece of his heart at Napoli, while playing for the team ahead of the Series A opener on Rossoneri opposite the partenopei.
He was interviewed recently and questioned about the upcoming clash that involves Napoli and Milan. In the reply to this question, the Spaniard said: “Immediately return to Naples? It was written, and it was supposed to go like this. I am very much happy that I am going back to my home after so long time. I love my team and the teammates. If you ask me about my experiences, then my experiences are wonderful and I have only thanks words for Naples and I would not mind to say that I have a little piece of my heart left in Napoli. I anticipate that by the season end, if Milan is not going to win, then they will do it “.
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The renowned goalkeeper of AC Milan Pepe Reina said he would stay at the club, although there have been speculation regarding his movement to Chelsea. The Blues are keen to sign a contract with Reina with Milan in agreement with the offer for the player. After 1-1 draw in Milan’s pre-season against Manchester United, Reina says he wishes to be with the San Siro side for some time. He feels lucky to have played for the best teams in his career and undoubtedly Milan is one of the most precious ones. Reina felt honored to wear the shirt and playing his first match and wants to play a minimum of 150 matches with the shirt on.
The connection between Chelsea and Reina is not surprising as the Spain International had a significant role to play as far as the success behind Maurizio Sarri at Napoli is concerned. The Blues are all geared up to have a new goalkeeper this summer and Real Madrid are in agreement with the Blues for Thibaut Courtois. Reina although is now heading towards the end of his successful career, he is still a best performed and it was proven in the last season at Napoli. Reina is indeed an ideal match as he plays football like the way Sarri wants. The 35 year old efficiently distributed possession in the last season and allowed Napoli to start from the back fast with the help of the likes from the Sarri’s follower, Jorginho from Stadio San Paolo until Stamford Bridge.
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