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Football: Atalanta eliminates cup holders Napoli and reaches the final
10:53 pm Atalanta reached the Coppa Italia final, knocking out Napoli from the semi-final. International club Martin de Rhone won at home 3-1. In Naples they stayed 0-0 last week.
Duvan Zapata opened the scoring in Bergamo for the home team 10 minutes later. Moments later, Matteo Pescina made it 2-0. Napoli returned to the match at the start of the second half through former PSV Eindhoven player Herving Lozano, but Bessena overcame the referee with his second goal.
Atalanta meets Juventus in the final. The club from Turin, who has already won the Cup thirteen times, settled on Tuesday for the semi-final with Internazionale. Atalanta won the Coppa Italia once, in 1963.
Football: Ajax’s rival Lille to the next round in the French Cup
9:12 PM Lille continues to compete on several fronts this season. The Ligue 1 leaders beat FCO Dijon in Coupe de France Wednesday: 0-1. Lille is now among the last 32 clubs in that tournament.
19-year-old Aguipo Camara scored Lille’s goal after 15 minutes of play, which was not in the strongest formation. Dutch defender Sven Putman remained out of choice.
Lille has won their last six league matches and are two points ahead of Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1. The return leg against Stade Brest awaits Sunday, followed on Thursday by a meeting with Ajax in the first knockout round of the European League.
Athletics: Reducing rainfall in Apeldoorn for the European Indoor Athletics Championships
8:02 pm In a limited competition at Omnisport in Apeldoorn, eight Dutch athletes have qualified for the upcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland (March 5-7). The total number of athletes who have reached the maximum for the European Championship has now reached an unprecedented number of 28.
Brett Omels, Brigitte Slott and Suzanne Forbes ran the 800m under the required time of 2.03.30.
In the men’s 800-meter sprint, no fewer than four men dived below the 1.49.00 cap. Djoao Lobles even ran the sixth fastest time a Dutch athlete has ever sprinted this distance with 1.46.89. Juergen Willart (1.48.37) and Bram Boegel (1.48.84) also hit the maximum.
Bram Andersen and Mahdi Abdi Ali qualified for the 1,500 meters in the European Indoor Championships. The Anderiessen ran a 3.39.04 well below the 3.43.00 limit. Ali put 3.42.50 around the clock.
Short Path: Den Delk now holds Belgian citizenship
8:27 PM Dutch short track star Tineke den Dulk appears to be able to play for Belgium soon. The 23-year-old Friesian also now holds Belgian citizenship, according to the Royal Belgium Ski Federation (KBSF). The International Ski Federation (ISU) has not yet agreed that Van den Dulk can participate in international competitions for Belgium.
In 2019 Van den Dulk was part of the Dutch relief team that won the European title. Due to the fierce competition in the Netherlands, she does not value her Olympic chances as much. For a starting ticket for the 2022 Beijing Games, she chose the Belgian route.
Snowboarding: Wed, there is no clarity about NK on natural ice
7:12 PM On Wednesday it will not be clear if there will be a Dutch championship on natural ice and if so when. The KNSB Ski Federation has sent a business plan to the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports and we are now waiting for the next step. A KNSB spokesperson reported this.
The Figure Skating Guild has drawn up a plan to organize NK with the House of Sports marketing agency. The main focus was on safe and orderly mode due to the Coronavirus.
Motorsports: Oss’ De Witte Ruysheuvel opened the motocross world championship
6:57 PM The motocross world championships start this year with the Grand Prix of the Netherlands in US. This is the result of changes in the calendar due to the Corona pandemic. The World Cup is scheduled for MXGP and MX2 at De Witte Ruysheuvel on May 23.
Promoter Infront has announced a timeline for Oman to open the World Cup finals on April 3 at the end of last year. Due to the virus, the Grand Prix could not continue and Oman was moved to 2022. Oss is fourth on this calendar, but since the World Cups in Italy and Portugal move from April to October, the cross in the north, where Brabanti is now the prelude to the season .
Football: Instagram wants to stop the wave of racism against footballers
4:25 PM: Instagram has announced measures to stem the wave of racist insults against Premier League players. The social media will delete the accounts that send such “horrific” messages, according to a spokesperson for Facebook, Instagram’s parent company.
Prominent footballers, including Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuansepe of Manchester United and Reese James of Chelsea, have been targets of racism on social media in recent weeks. “We are shocked by the poison that spreads footballers. Not only will we block these accounts that break the rules, but we will delete them completely.
In response to the racism on social media, the Football Association called on the government this week to act faster and harder. Last month, Britain’s Prince William, honorary president of the Football Association, described racist statements against footballers as “despicable”.
The Premier League launched an action plan against racism on Tuesday. The plan follows previous steps taken to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the Premier League football. It also contains measures to eliminate racial prejudice.
Football: Real Madrid also lost to Marcelo due to injury
04.04 pm: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will not be able to count on defender Marcelo in the coming weeks. The Brazilian international sustained a muscle injury in his left calf. Real itself has not announced the duration of the recovery, and Spanish media estimates that at around three weeks.
In addition to the league matches against Valencia, Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad, the defender is also supposed to miss the first match with Atalanta in the eighth Champions League final on February 24. Marcelo was injured on Tuesday in the end of the League match against Getafe, which the team won 2-0. Zidane suffers from an injury at his choice. Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Rodrigo, Federico Valverde, Eder Militao, Alvaro Odriozola, Daniel Carvajal and Lucas Vasquez were also injured.
Cycling: Giro leaves Androni at home
2.51 p.m.: The Giro d’Italia organization announced the wildcards for the race. Somewhat contrary to expectations, Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec has no place.
This selection is absolutely amazing, as the team took on the final version of “The Stage” with Simon Beloud. The Swiss was eventually honored in Milan as the driver with the most kilometers per journey. The previous year, the team won a stage with Fausto Masnada.
Wildcard cards go to Eolo-Kometa, Bardiani-CSF, and Vini Zabu. The latter two were also there last year, but Eolo-Kometa was even more impressive. The squad has only entered the pro-Intercontinental competition since this year. The fact that Ivan Baso and Alberto Contador are the driving force behind the team will undoubtedly have something to do with it. Both riders won Giro more than once.
Alpecin-Fenix will also participate in Giro. Matteo van der Bohl’s team won the European Tour last year.
Football: The death of a Real Madrid legend Bachin (82)
2.44 p.m.: Real Madrid legend Enrique Perez Diaz, better known as Paquin footballer, has passed away at the age of 82. Real announced this on Wednesday.
Bakin played 218 matches for the team from the Spanish capital between 1959 and 1968. He won twice the first European Cup, the European Champions League and the Club World Cup and seven times the Spanish title.
The defender has also played with Jimnastika, Burgos, Osasuna, Real Betis and Toluca. Then he went to work as a coach, including Real Madrid youth.
Football: Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have to move
12.10 pm: Atletico Madrid must move to Bucharest to play the second leg against Chelsea in the Eighth Champions League Finals. Due to Corona restrictions, the English are not welcome in Spain, as the match was supposed to take place on February 23.
Since flights from the UK are not permitted in many countries, many European matches have to be carried outside English clubs. In the Champions League, this has already been applied to the match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool, which is being played in Budapest. The Hungarian capital is also where Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City meet.
In the European League, Manchester United play the first leg against Real Sociedad in Turin for the same reason. The Norwegian Mulde and Hoffenheim meet in Villarreal, Spain. Due to closed borders and rules regarding quarantine due to the Coronavirus, Germans cannot travel to Norway.
Football: Eredivisie’s women’s name has become a new donor
09.19 am: The Women’s Premier League is now called Pure Energie Eredivisie Women. The Football Association reported KNVB on Wednesday. Green Energy is the first company to commit itself as the name donor to the top Dutch women’s soccer league. The agreement will run until the 2023-24 season, with a longer cooperation structure.
“This season, the Women’s Premier League is more visible to the general public than ever before. This, combined with the characters and good game, ensures that partners like Pure Energie can now see the strength and potential of the competition,” says Meta Römers, in charge of Pure Energie. Eredivisie Women on behalf of KNVB management. “In Vision Women’s Football 2018-2022, we have a goal to achieve a stronger league. This cooperation will of course contribute to this. Moreover, as a supplier of green energy, Pure Energie radiates social commitment. For this reason also, there is an excellent match.”
International players Sherida Spitz and Merrill Van Dongen are ambassadors for the Pure Energy Iridevese women. “We are very pleased with the increasing popularity of our sport,” Spets said. “Our generation has the ambition to leave women’s football in the Netherlands better for the next generation of players. I see this as the next step in professionalizing women’s football.”
Pure Energie is already the main sponsor of FC Twente.
Basketball: Utah Jazz makes the best competition start in club history
08.27 am: Utah Jazz basketball players boosted their lead in the Western Conference of the NBA. Defeated the Boston Celtics: 122–108.
Donovan Mitchell was the oldest man with 36 points, including six three-pointers. He also scored nine assists. Joe Ingles added 24 more points.
Utah Jazz is now working on one of the best competitions beginning in club history. “We are very competitive,” Mitchell said. “This is our strength.” “We keep fighting. Last season was a disappointment. This time we want to get more of it.”
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