Spanish international shot stopper Pepe Reina is chasing an European record ahead of his Lazio side’s matchday 4 clash with Zenit St. Petersburg of Russia.Lazio play hosts to Zenit St. Petersburg at the StadioOlimpico in a Group F clash with the knowledge that a win will draw them closer to qualification for the knockout stages of the competition. For Russian Premier League giants Zenit, a defeat to the Biancocelesti on Tuesday night could spell the end of their campaign in the competition though they could still finish third in the group to drop down to the Europa League.
Pepe Reina is in line to start the Zenit game due to the injury to first choice goalkeeper ThomasStrakosha. If he features in the game, the 38-year-old will equal Italian football legend Paolo Maldinias the third highest on the list of UEFA club competitions appearance makers. An appearance against the Russians will make it his 174th
appearance in Europe behind Cristiano Ronaldo (179 matches) and Iker Casillas (188 matches).
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The squad for AC Milan will undergo a lot of changes in the next summer transfer window including the goalkeeping department. Gianluigi Donnarumma has already flown back to Monte Carlo with Ibrahimovic for meeting Mino Raiola and for reiterating his agent about his desire to stay with the team.
Pepe Reina is considered to be the toughest situation that needs to get resolved as soon as possible. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has already announced that he is not retiring after he helped in the survival of the Premier League along with Aston Villa. He said that he will surely return to AC Milan once the loan expires. According to the contract, he has one more year until his loan expires. He has shown confidence in his return to Milan.
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Struggling Premier League side Aston Villa are yet to make a contract offer to Pepe Reina, according to the player’s agent. The former Liverpool goalkeeper is on loan at the club from Serie A side AC Milan. With his decent performance, it was expected that Villa will make the keeper an offer to retain him permanently.
Reina’s agent Manuel Garcia Quilon has confirmed that Aston Villa were yet to offer a deal as the player would have loved to moved to England. Per the agent’s comments, it seems they were hoping to buy out his one year deal left with the Italians but with Villa not stepping up, Pepe would have to return to Italy.
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Chelsea winger, Pedro has declared he was considering a January exit from Chelsea. The former Barcelona striker has seen game time very hard to come by under manager, Frank Lampard.
Aston Villa were credited with a strong interest in the winger, as they submitted an ambitious bid for the former Spain international in the January transfer window. The Claret and Blue army are short of options upfront. They have lost summer signing and top striker Wesley to season ending injury. They identified Pedro as a candidate to help them upfront.
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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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