Massa showed strength in the day-to-3

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JEREZ – Three days of official practice session at the Jerez circuit F1 presenting three fastest drivers. If Jenson Button’s first day, and the next Romain Grosjean. On the third day, Felipe Massa’s turn to show off as the fastest driver.

Shown is less satisfactory in the first and second day, companion Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari squad is impressive on the third day, Thursday (08/02/2013). Massa finishing third session to record the best time.

Brazilian veteran rider incised best time of 1 minute 17,879 seconds of a total of 85 laps devour. Massa beat the record time of possession Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) who had to settle for second place.

“It’s always nice to end the day and see your name in the first place. But, to be honest it does not mean anything, “said Massa after the test, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“But, the result is a little to make us calm. I wish I was in the final sequence, then I would be a little frustrating, because in a big team there is always pressure, “he concluded.

Sementarai, the world champion, Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) performed quite well on this third day. The German was successful devouring 102 laps. Unfortunately, the record was lost when Vettel Massa and Rosberg making had to settle for third place.

Full results of the third day of Jerez F1 test:
Post — Pblp — Wak — (Lap)
1.F. Mass 1 minute 17 879 (85 laps)
2. N. Rosberg 1:18.766 (148)
3. S. Vettel 1:19.052 (102)
4. K. Raikkonen 1:19.200 (40)
5. J. Vergne 1:19.247 (85)
6. J. Rossiter 1:19.303 (42)
7. J. Button 1:19.603 (83)
8. E. Gutiérrez 1:19.934 (110)
9. M. Chilton 1:21.269 (78)
10. V. Bottas 1:21.575 (86)

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Galliani Align Balotelli to Messi

Galliani Align Balotelli to Messi

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani cast praise for Mario Balotelli. According to Galliani, Super Mario content paired with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Super Mario scored two goals against Udinese when diving debut with Milan. Coming from Manchester City, Balotelli immediately give a positive impression for his new team.
It did not take long for players bleed Ghana’s present goals for Milan. “We do not have Messi. Balotelli But we had,” Galliani was quoted Soccerway.
Through brilliant action Balotelli, Galliani feels wrong to spend 20 million euros to bring Balotelli to the San Siro. “Two goals Balotelli is a sign of luck, he can score goals in a span of 35 seconds,” said the bald-headed man was quoted as saying Soccerway.

On that occasion, Galliani said Milan President Silvio Berlusconi were jubilant over Balotelli and Milan impressive performance throughout the game that continues to appear oppressive.

“The combination of our striker aged 60 years and over the next 10 years, I do not need to think about the problem on the front lines. This allowed me to retire in peace. Far we have had 33 points in 15 games,” said Galliani.

Milan vice-president was optimistic that the arrival of Balotelli could boost the sponsor. “Furthermore, we will see the benefits to attract sponsors because Balotelli was 22 years old and has great potential.”

Rafael Benitez says Chelsea deserved penalty against Newcastle

Rafael Benitez says Chelsea deserved penalty against Newcastle
Rafael Benitez believes Chelsea should have been given a penalty and Fabricio Coloccini deserved a red card after Demba Ba was left with a broken nose in the defeat to Newcastle.


A first-half incident in the Blues’ 3-2 loss at St James’ Park saw Coloccini’s boot make contact with Ba’s face as he went to head a rebounded shot in the box, but referee Howard Webb did not take action.
The Senegal international, returning to his former club Newcastle for the first time since joining Chelsea, received lengthy treatment on the touchline and returned to action briefly with a bandaged face before he was substituted for Fernando Torres.
Ahead of that swap, Newcastle scored the opening goal in the 41st minute as Jonas Gutierrez nodded home Davide Santos’ cross.
Benitez confirmed the striker has a broken nose and believes the referee should have issued a sending off and a penalty for the incident.
He said: “We couldn’t change the situation of Demba Ba. That was a penalty and a red card for me. It changed the game. We lost one player with a broken nose and used one substitution.
“After watching the replay it’s very clear. A player with his nose broken and bleeding for five minutes is good evidence.
“I have a lot of respect for them (referees) but it is just the decision that is wrong.
“I want to remind you that that happened because sometimes you don’t remember these things.”
Asked how long Ba is likely to be sidelined, Benitez added: “I don’t know. We’ll have wait.”

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Chelsea came from behind in the second half through two superb goals from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata but were pegged back by Newcastle’s new signing Moussa Sissoko, who added a stoppage-time strike to seal the win.
Benitez hailed the response of his side after the break, adding: “The reaction of the team in the second half was fantastic.
“We scored great goals, we had more chances and we made the mistake of allowing them to play counter-attack, which is something we will have to improve on.”


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Rom Lost At Olimpico

ROME – AS Roma failed to capitalize on a host of factors when host lowly, Cagliari. Surprisingly Rossoblu forcing Roma Wolves down at home, the Stadio Olimpico with a score of 2-4, Saturday (02/02/2013) morning.

Roma Lost At Olimpico

The game:
Roma tried his luck with a host Cagliari in giornata-23 Serie A after to return to the top flight. But children’s upbringing Zdenek Zeman had left earlier by Radja Nainggolan quick goal in the third minute.

Starting from a quick counter-attack, striker Marco Sau then give Nainggolan crossing direction, control, and the player’s bloody Batak straight forward ball it led directly to the goal mouth is escorted Mauro Goicoichea Rome. Score 1-0 for excellence Rossoblu.

Disadvantaged, making Francesco Totti playing cs insistent, to get a goal back. As a result in the 35th minute, the Giallorossi get a free kick in front of the box a little penalto Cagliari. Totti who executed releasing the ball horizontally with heavy without being able to be driven Cagliari goalkeeper Michael Agazzi. Score became equally strong 1-1, which lasted until halftime.

The situation turned out to be a 1-1 draw quickly changed after the break. Goicoechea was forced to help Cagliari a 2-1 win over the host. Uruguay goalkeeper was an own goal, after failing to catch the ball perfectly, so the ball into his own goal. The 46th minute Cagliari back in front.

Instead of an equalizer, Wolves Rome even more behind. Precisely in the 54th minute, a pass from Victor Ibarbo, able to put to good use by Sau, where tandukkannya failed driven Goicoechea. Rome was behind 3-1 win over the giant Sardinia.

The 71st minute, Roma worse off, Cagliari returned Pisano extended his lead over free-standing in front of the goal Roma, utilizing Sau rebound the ball well. 26 year defender coolly struck the ball into the net for the fourth time Goicoechea. Cagliari 4-1 Roma.

Entering the final minutes, Roma continued to confine the defense of Cagliari. As a result the 90 +3 minute replacement panorama, Marquinho successfully reduce the position to be 2-4. But the goal was not able to help the Roma avoid defeat. Successfully secured Cagliari 2-4 score until the whistle sounded ending the game.

With this defeat, the position of Roma in the eighth, down two places at risk, because the points they remain 34 points. As for Cagliari, Ivo Vulga care team clawed two places to 14th position after collecting 24 points.

The composition of players:
AS Roma: 13. M. Goicoechea, 29. N. Burdisso, 23. I. Piris, 27. Dodo, 3. Marquinhos, 4. M. Bradley, 77. P. Tachtsidis (De Rossi 59 ‘), 48. A. Florenzi (Marquinho 60 ‘), 10. F. Totti, 9. P. Osvaldo, 8. E. Lamela

Cagliari: 1. M. Agazzi, 14. F. Pisano, 15. L. Rossettini (Perico 78 ‘), 13. D. Astori, 8. Danilo Avelar, 5. D. Conti (Casarini 81 ‘), 4. R. Nainggolan, 20. A. Ekdal, 27. M. Sau, 19. Thiago Ribeiro (Cossu 88 ‘), 23. V. Ibarbo
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Substitute Victor Valdes, Barcelona wants Michael Vorm

Swansea City goalkeeper Michael Vorm is likely going to want to lose Barcelona Victor Valdes at the end of the season.

Michael vorm

Barcelona reportedly targeting Swansea City goalkeeper Michael Vorm mainstay.

According to VI, Barca will make Vorm as successor Victor Valdes following the decision the Spanish goalkeeper who declined to renew his contract in Los Blaugrana. Vorm was immediately targeted and considered most appropriate to substitute Valdes, which will most likely be sold in the upcoming summer transfer market mudim.

Vorm is currently enjoying his second season in the Premier League. Her appearance continues to climb, so he was also interested in a number of local clubs, Arsenal became the most visible teams showed interest in Vorm.

Ross Brawn muddies water over his Mercedes future

Ross brawn

Ross Brawn, the Mercedes team principal, attempted to clarify his position with the German team yesterday but in the end his message was not at all clear. While Brawn said he will remain in charge at Mercedes for the immediate future and dismissed reports that Paddy Lowe, McLaren’s technical director, is about to join the German team, he later suggested Lowe would be in the frame if he decided to leave.
“I am the team principal and I’m in charge of sporting, technical and racing matters. Paddy Lowe is not coming,” the 58-year-old initially said at the team’s Brackley headquarters as he welcomed Lewis Hamilton on the driver’s first official day with his new team since leaving McLaren.
The occasion was overshadowed by the earlier reports that suggested Brawn and CEO, Nick Fry, could be leaving – and Lowe coming – following the recent appointment of Toto Wolff as Mercedes’ motorsport chief. And Brawn’s defiant stance seemed to fall apart when he said: “There are a lot of new ingredients in the team. And they need to settle down. So I want to see how things go before I make a final long-term commitment. If I choose to leave the team then Paddy will come. We have a fall-back plan. It’s as simple as that.”
But that does not sound simple at all. What Brawn is saying is that he will remain at Mercedes as long as he stays. And that clearly means that there is a power struggle that is more competitive than anything Mercedes have managed on the track – they have won one race in three years since their latest incarnation. That struggle is between Wolff and the new non-executive chairman, Niki Lauda, who want Lowe, and Brawn. Reports that Fry could be leaving were dismissed, rather unconvincingly, by Brawn, when he said: “Nick is still very much involved. All the changes will have an impact but he’ll certainly be here for a while.”
Perhaps the real problem at Mercedes is the numbers at the top. They have been recruiting strongly for a couple of years and until recently had five former technical directors on their books, in Brawn, Bob Bell, Aldo Costa, Geoff Willis and Loïc Bigois. The first four are still there. And, now, so is Wolff and the non-executive chairman Lauda. And Brawn and Fry are going nowhere. At least, not yet.
Brawn added: “Part of the request from Mercedes was a much longer-term commitment from me and I said I wanted to do that. I really want to do that. But let’s just see how things settle down for a while.”
About Hamilton, Brawn said: “What I see is a real passion, a rawness about the way he approaches things. He’s very face-on, he says what he thinks, which is great. But he’s also very respectful. So all the signs are positive.
“We know about the talent and we know about the speed. Lewis said to me that it was very exciting to be working with me, which was great motivation for me.”
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