The Super Cup gives another chance to Simeone against Barça

first_imgSticking to the tournament in liza this week in Saudi Arabia, Simeone and the azulgrana already saw their faces in another Super Cup of Spain, with the classic round trip format. It was in 2014 and the two matches ended in a draw: 1-1 at Calderón (Villa and Neymar) and 0-0 at Camp Nou. Barça took home the trophy.The league is where the differences become very evident, although Atlético more than compensates that one of the draws that have scratched Barça served to win the 2014 League at the Camp Nou. But it has not added not a triumph in the 16 games disputed in nine different seasons and before five Barca technicians (Guardiola, Vilanova, Martino, Luis Enrique and Valverde). In addition to that 1-1 (Godín’s head goal) that earned a title, the rojiblancos have taken four other draws and have lost eleven games, the last one a little over a month ago in the Metropolitan. Messi undid the 0-0 with a goal in the 86th minute. In the Cup, Barça has eliminated Atleti twice of Simeone: in the quarters of the 14-15, double Barça victory (1-0 and 2-3, the one of the boot of Arda thrown towards the line judge), and the semifinals of the 16-17, 1-2 at Calderón and 1-1 at Camp Nou, with Gameiro missing a penalty. So, this afternoon, Cholo faces the 23rd attempt to beat Barça …Cholo beat Athletic and Madrid in neutral field outside SpainThis Spanish Super Cup that is played outside the borders is a novelty, but for Atlético del Cholo it is not measured against a compatriot team on neutral ground abroad. In fact it will be the fifth time it happens, although the first time the winner does not take a title. In 2012, the rojiblancos beat Athletic (3-0) in Bucharest in the final of the Europa League. In the following even years he returned to play finals. In 2014 and 2016, of Champions against Real Madrid, that of Lisbon lost it in extra time and that of Milan, in penalties. Against the whites he repeated in Tallinn in 2018, in this case for the European Super Cup, and then they won the Cholo, 4-2 also in extra time. The team that is resisting Simeone as coach of Atlético is Barça. The Cholo has not won neither in League nor in Cup, nor in Supercopa. Since 2012 they have succeeded 22 clashes In the national competition and the best that the rojiblanco team has drawn has been eight draws. The rest, fourteen defeats. In Champions it has had better luck, with two victories del Atleti – both in Calderón – in four games and two Barça eliminations in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

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ScienceShot: Greenland’s Hidden Valley Revealed

first_imgThis vast gorge might rival the Grand Canyon in splendor … if only it weren’t smothered by a couple of kilometers of ice. By stitching together data gathered by ice-penetrating radar equipment suspended from aircraft, researchers have discovered a massive canyon that has likely been hidden for millions of years. This unexpected, yet-to-be-named feature (colored mid- to dark brown in the exaggerated topography above) stretches 750 kilometers—about twice the length the Grand Canyon—from central Greenland (lower center of image) all the way to a fjord along the northwestern coast (top of image). It’s about as wide as the Grand Canyon (10 kilometers) and nearly half as deep at its deepest point (800 meters), the researchers report online today in Science. The proportions of the canyon, as well as its meandering path, suggest that the feature was carved by a great river well before the island was coated with ice, not by glacial action in the years since. Without the ice sheet that is now weighing down Greenland’s terrain, a river in the canyon would, on average, drop about 30 centimeters for every kilometer it flowed seaward, the team estimates. The continually dropping slope helps explain why northern Greenland, unlike Antarctica, has no large subglacial lakes: Meltwater that either forms at the base of Greenland’s ice sheet or ends up there after draining from the ice sheet’s upper surface flows away uninterrupted. This massive flow may also help explain the gargantuan channels on the underside of the floating ice shelf attached to the coast where this canyon meets the sea, the researchers contend. Previous studies have attributed those undersea channels—which measure between 1 and 2 km wide and extend up into the ice shelf as much as 400 meters—solely to the melting action of seawater.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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