S. Korea’s economy faces tipping point as COVID-19 pandemic persists

first_imgTopics : Since confirming its first domestic case of COVID-19 infection on Jan. 20, South Korea’s economy has been on a roller-coaster ride — hitting its low point in April-June — but appears to be bouncing back now.Concerns are now mounting that the persisting or widening gap between its financial indexes and the actual economic sentiment in the market may be signaling a watershed moment for Asia’s fourth-largest economy in the post-coronavirus era.During the past six months, the Korean government has submitted and approved three sets of supplementary state budgets, including a record-high amount of 35.1 trillion won ($29.1 billion) and totaling at 59 trillion won so far this year.The Bank of Korea has carried out base rate cuts to a fresh record-low of 0.5 percent, in an easing action amid stalled market sentiments. The central bank has also been pumping liquidity in the market through repurchase agreements, with the amount totaling 46.6 trillion won as of Tuesday.Notwithstanding these fiscal and monetary policy measures, however, the Korean economy inevitably faced an unprecedented slump, just as most economies across the globe.According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the country’s accumulated export volume as of end-June is estimated at around $24.07 million, down 11.2 percentage point from a year earlier.The monthly exports, which had remained on a downtrend for 14 months straight until January this year, improved in February, marking a 3.5 percent rise from a year earlier. This slight improvement, however, soon dipped to a downward slide in March as mass infections were observed here and soon turned to double-digit falls in the following months.Pressed by the stalled exports and dampened domestic market sentiment, leading manufacturers were forced to suspend or even terminate their operations.The nation’s largest carmaker Hyundai Motor halted several of its production lines in Ulsan last month. IT giants, including Samsung Electronics, have suspended their key overseas manufacturing plants.With these emergency actions, the country’s manufacturing production slipped 6.9 percent from a month earlier in May.Also, the number of those on furlough — who are technically classified as employed — stood at 729,000 in June, up 97.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the monthly employment trend report by Statistics Korea.The number of self-employed people dipped 140,000 during the first half of the year, marking the steepest fall since the global financial crisis.Reflecting the prolonged economic fallout, key domestic and global institutes revised their outlook for the domestic economy.The International Monetary Fund predicted that economic growth will contract 2.1 percent on-year in 2020, while the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suggested a 1.2 percent on-year contraction. The BOK, which usually assumes a relatively optimistic stance, lowered its figure to minus 0.2 percent — on the premise that the coronavirus spread will diminish during the second half of the year, after peaking in the second quarter.The stock market, on the other hand, has taken a different track.The benchmark bourse Kospi closed at 2,201.88 on Wednesday, recovering the 2,200 point range that was observed in late February — just before the nation adopted strong quarantine measures.Leading the recovery were foreigners and institutional investors, that recently scooped large-cap stocks such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and Hyundai Motor.While the government’s recently unveiled “Korean New Deal” is seen as a positive momentum for investors, the epidemic development continues to act as uncertainty.Some market observers pointed out to the excessive gap between stock market indexes and the real economy.“The [real] economy has not yet passed the low point, but stock prices have pre-emptively reflected the expectations on economic stimulus actions,” said Kim Hyung-ryeol, an analyst at Kyobo Securities.“In order for the stock market to prolong the latest bullish trend, it is crucial that the real economy also sees equivalent improvements.”last_img read more

Regulators set up climate risk monitoring committee

first_imgThe UK’s top financial regulators have established a committee to monitor and respond to the risk posed to the finance sector by climate change.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) hosted the inaugural meeting of their new Climate Financial Risk Forum on 8 March.As well as the two regulators, 15 financial services groups were in attendance as members of the committee, including asset managers BlackRock, Hermes, Invesco, Schroders and Standard Life Aberdeen.The new group also includes five banks (BNP Paribas, HSBC, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland, and the Yorkshire Building Society) and five insurers (Aviva, Legal & General, Lloyd’s of London, RSA and Zurich). The London Stock Exchange and Green Finance Institute – a UK government-backed project launched last year – are also members of the committee. The entrance to the FCA’s headquarters in Stratford, LondonIn a statement published this morning, the FCA and PRA said: “Climate change and society’s response to it presents financial risks that are relevant to the PRA’s and FCA’s objectives.“While these risks may crystallise in full over longer-time horizons, they are becoming apparent now. Firms are enhancing their approaches to managing these risks, but face barriers to implementing the forward-looking, strategic approach necessary to minimise the risks.“The Climate Financial Risk Forum aims to reduce these barriers by developing practical tools and approaches to address climate-related financial risks.” At the meeting on Friday, the regulators said, four working groups were established to focus on risk management, scenario analysis, disclosure, and innovation. These working groups will meet more frequently than the main committee and include a broader membership, aiming to produce “practical guidance” for the finance industry.Sam Woods, CEO of the PRA, which oversees systemically important banks and insurers, said: “Climate change has the potential to create significant financial risks for the firms the PRA regulates. The challenge we face in mitigating these risks is unprecedented, and we need to begin to act now if we are to ensure an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy.“The establishment of the Climate Financial Risk Forum will provide a platform through which the PRA, FCA and industry can share experience and build expertise as we begin this work.”This article was edited on 12 March to amend the caption of the photocenter_img The PRA’s Sarah Breeden, executive director of international banks supervision, and the FCA’s Christopher Woolard, executive director of strategy and competition, will chair the group.last_img read more

William Fred Francis

first_imgWilliam Fred Francis, 72 of Elizabethtown passed away at 11:30pm Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born at Whitesburg in Letcher County, Kentucky on March 28, 1944 the son of John W. and Purnia Sergent Francis. He was married to Candace Collins and she survives. Other survivors include one son Tony Francis of Columbus; two daughters Natalie (Jerry) Gilpin of Versailles and Kylie Francis of Elizabethtown; two sisters Hazel (Dennis) Lemen of Zionsville and Nancy (Lee) Crocker of Waverly, Ohio; 7 grandchildren. Mr. Francis was a 1962 graduate of Versailles High School and was a veteran of the US Navy where he served from 1968 to 1972. He was a 46 year employee of Cummins Engine in Columbus retiring in 2009 and attended the Elizabethtown United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Dixon of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.last_img read more

Sir Viv never chased Gabriel off the field

first_imgLEGENDARY former West Indies captain Sir Vivian “Viv” Richards says he never chased former T&T opening batsman Richard Gabriel off the field during a Benson and Hedges Limited Overs match in Australia in 1984.The “Master Blaster” has been maligned, cursed and abused by local cricket fans who saw the incident as an attack on their own.The episode occurred at Perth in a tied encounter between West Indies and Australia. Clive Lloyd was the captain but Richards was holding on for him when the incident occurred.Larry Gomes, the Trinidadian part-time off-spinner, was operating at the time and bowled a short delivery outside off-stump to Kepler Wessels who was cut down to deep point. Gabriel gingerly running around close to the boundary failed to pick up the ball and it cannoned into the fence.“I never sent Gabriel off the field because I wanted to discipline him as the commentators said at the point in time,” recalls Richards.“Gabriel indicated that he had a hamstring problem so I point that he could go off the field after that effort.“I think Gabriel has finally been able to come clean with the incident and tell people what really happened on that occasion.”The match was the second game of the World Series finals and ended in a tie. Television replays of the incident show Gabriel pointing to his right hamstring after recovering the ball. Gus Logie, his fellow Trinidadian, replaced him on the field for the remainder of the match.After the incident, fans at the Queen’s Park Oval in St Clair, Port-of-Spain, refused to give Richards a good reception until they consumed their choice beverage and the Antiguan was murdering the bowling of the opposition.There will always be “talk” of Viv not liking Trinidadians and this did not go down well with the batting genius as he showed otherwise on many occasions.My own interaction with Viv showed his true colours.Back in 2016 while covering the West Indies versus Pakistan Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Viv would insist that I take a ride back to my hotel with the transport that was provided for him by the television company he was working for, during the series.We spent close to a month in the UAE and grew very close as I was able to get to know the man better and understand his thinking and methods.One night after play had ended in the day/night Test between West Indies and Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium, I told him that I would see him the next day, as I was about to call a taxi. He called me into his van as he had been doing every day of the Test match.On that evening, another Trinidadian journalist Fazeer Mohammed and part of the television crew had stayed back to complete his assignments so he did not leave with the other van as he usually had done, together with former Pakistan opening batsman Rameez Raja.I didn’t go to Viv’s van because it was filled, as daily, it was occupied by the driver, Viv, Ian Bishop and former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis.Viv told me: “Get into the van.” To which, I mentioned to him that the vehicle was filled to capacity. He told the driver to open the back of the vehicle and commented: “I will not leave my Caribbean brother alone.”Viv said he would sit in the booth of the Landcruiser just to accommodate me. When the driver opened the back, we realised there was a pull-down seat in the vehicle. However, Mohammed volunteered to sit in the back as he was smaller in-built and off we went.This showed his love for his Caribbean brother, a Trinidadian at that, and he was very much willing to assist me.On that tour, we sat together and spoke a lot about politics. We watched clips of his masterful batting and he openly shared his feelings towards his Caribbean people and the deep passion with which he views the region.It was on this tour, he revealed the incident with Gabriel and it was obvious that the entire episode had affected him because the truth was not spoken.On the international scene, Viv is one of the few former West Indies cricketers that will make sure you are comfortable when far away from home. He always says that “when we are far away from home we must stick together as Caribbean people and ensure that we make life easy for each other.”Viv has always been a voice for the voiceless. He was the one who came out openly and suggested to Yorkshire County Cricket Club back in the day that they look at some of the young Asians who were very talented in the Headingley area.He was told by an official that they couldn’t handle the smell of all that curry in the dressing room. Viv hated this comment so much that when the official passed on, he refused to even attend his funeral.The legend Viv has sat with Kings, presidents, prime ministers, and top celebrities, exuding a class that is equal or even above them. Long live, the “King of the Caribbean”.(Reprinted from T&T Guardian)last_img read more

Women’s Soccer: Shot at near perfect Big Ten record, national title on horizon

first_imgThe No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team (13-2-2) is on an absolute tear for the second straight season. With an undefeated record in Big Ten competition, they are poised for another deep run in the NCAA tournament to match an impressive regular season performance.So far, the Badgers have stuck to familiar weapons on offense to secure such an impressive record in conference and non-conference play. Primarily, this manifests itself in massive offensive contributions from senior forward Dani Rhodes. The consistent leader in goal production is back in business in a major way for the Badgers this year.With a total of 10 goals through 17 games, Rhodes is by far the team leader in scoring. The next closest team member, Cameron Murtha, has just half the total goals on the season. While five goals is an impressive amount in its own right, the discrepancy between the two clearly demonstrates just how impressive a performance Rhodes is putting on for the Badgers.Women’s Soccer: Early season success offers chance at redemptionAfter a 2018 fall defined by regular season promise that ultimately failed to play out in the postseason, the Badgers Read…There also exists a large difference between Murtha and a host of competitors with two total goals on the season. Lauren Rice, Emma Jaskaniec and Jenna Kiraly have all managed to score two goals on a piece throughout the season. Such a significant stratification of goal scoring demonstrates just how implemental Murtha and Rhodes have been in achieving a high level of success for the team as a whole.While Rhodes’ and Murtha’s contributions drive offensive production, a stalwart defense has been just as, if not more, important to the Badgers’ dominant performances throughout the season. Goalie Jordyn Bloomer is a large part of that sturdy defense as she currently has just over an 86% save rate on the season — good for 21st in the nation.Overall, the Badgers have allowed a grand total of eight goals on the season for an average of just 0.47 goals per game. Only on one occasion did they allow a team to score more than one goal in a game as they tied Iowa 2–2 in double overtime at home.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin hung tight with nation’s best in NCAA Tournament, Coach Paula Wilkins excited for next yearThe No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team fell 1–0 to then No. 1 ranked Stanford just before Thanksgiving. With Read…With this combination of concentrated offensive production from the team’s scoring leaders and a defense that is extremely stingy, the Badgers have mostly avoided disaster en route to their undefeated record in the Big Ten and their No. 9 national ranking. In truth, there is only one slight blemish on the Badgers’ record so far.Both of their losses came to teams currently ranked within the top 25 in Division I. One was to Florida State who is currently both the reigning national champion and ranked No. 3 in the nation. The other loss came to UCLA who, at the time, was ranked No. 5 in the nation. The Bruins slipped down in the rankings throughout the season, currently finding themselves ranked 20th in the nation.This loss marks the only Badger loss on the season to a team that is currently at a lower rank than them nationally. Even then, it came against a talented Bruins squad that still has the opportunity to compete for an NCAA title later in the year.The Badgers similarly had a strong regular season showing last year as they sought to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament at the end of 2018. Despite a total record of 14-4-4, the Badgers went just 6-2-3 in the Big Ten. This includes an early exit in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament after a loss to Illinois. The Badgers would then go on to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament following the Big Ten playoffs before falling to Stanford.Women’s soccer: Badgers fall short of Big Ten title on final dayThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (12-3-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) finished their Big Ten regular season schedule Read…That loss perhaps indicated that, while the Badgers were certainly able to acquire a strong regular season record, they weren’t quite ready to continue that domination in postseason Big Ten play.If this was the case, then this year bodes even better for the Badgers’ chances to have a legitimate shot at a national title. Their Big Ten play has been impeccable and, other than a couple losses to top five teams, they’ve looked nearly unstoppable. With their recent win over Northwestern, the Badgers also claimed an automatic share of the Big Ten title even before the season is over. This marks just the third time in team history the team has claimed at least a share of the conference title.To improve upon last year’s performance, the simple solution may very well be to do more of the same. In a year in which the men’s team has failed to live up to expectations, the women’s program is picking up the slack by contending at the national level for a shot at a national championship.The weapons cultivated by this team seem to show no signs of slowing down as the season progresses, and there exists no reason to believe that the level of success they have achieved up to this point is not indicative of their overall talent level. With Rhodes supplying an astronomical number of goals alongside a stalwart goalkeeping performance from Bloomer, the Badgers are looking nearly impossible to stop. The road to a national title will be anything but easy. Each aspect of the team will have to continue to fire on all cylinders if they are to finish strong.last_img read more

Everything Ready for the Match of Handball Representation of B&H and Greece in Cazin

first_imgFinal preparations for the rematch of the B&H handball representation and Greece for qualification at the European Championship is complete.First training of B&H representation, which has already arrived in Cazin is announced for tonight, at 18:00, and will be followed by two more trainings on Friday and Saturday, on 4 and 5 April.A press conference, where captain and coach of B&H representation, as well as representatives of Handball Association of B&H will address journalists will be held tomorrow at the center of Cazin, outdoors.B&H handball representation will be hosted tomorrow by the Mayor of Municipality Cazin Nermin Ogrešević to officially welcome them in Cazin.The match of the handball representations of B&H and Greece will take place on 5 April at 20:15 at the City Hall.The hall is arranged and additionally equipped for this kind of international match and can accommodate 2.300 spectators.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Mason City man facing vehicular homicide charges wants trial moved

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man facing vehicular homicide charges after a fatal motorcycle crash last fall wants his trial moved out of Cerro Gordo County.41-year-old Brandon Kellar was originally charged in October with vehicular homicide while operating under the influence in connection with the September 28th accident at the intersection of 15th and South Pennsylvania in Mason City. 36-year-old Shawn True was a passenger on the motorcycle that collided with another vehicle and died from injuries sustained in the crash.Mason City police say the investigation determined that Kellar was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash with a blood alcohol content of greater than the legal limit of .08. A second charge of vehicular homicide by reckless driving was filed against Kellar on April 18th.Kellar’s trial currently is scheduled to start on August 27th in Cerro Gordo County District Court, but online court records show that Kellar’s attorney last week filed a motion for a change of venue. The records do not indicate that a hearing has been scheduled to consider the change of venue motion. Vehicular homicide by OWI is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Vehicular homicide by reckless driving is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.last_img read more

Peaceful Protests in West Palm Beach spill onto I-95

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A peaceful protest is being held Sunday afternoon in downtown West Palm Beach in response to last week’s death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota.Hundreds of people are marching through the city in a rally billed as “No Justice, No Peace.”Peaceful protests in West Palm Beach. WPTVA flyer for the Sunday gathering in West Palm Beach said the protest, which started at 3 p.m. near Rosemary Square, is being held through 6 p.m.An organized and diverse group of protesters were chanting, “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Black Lives Matter” while holding signs that said “I Can’t Breath” and “Justice for Floyd.”A protester holds a “Black Lives Matter” sign during a rally in downtown West Palm Beach on May 31, 2020.Before the rally began, West Palm Beach police said they are monitoring the situation and would defend the group’s right to protest.Protests, which have at times turned violent, have occurred throughout the country since Floyd’s death last Monday.Video showed Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd before his death. Chauvin was charged Friday with manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death.On Sunday, protests are also being held in Stuart and Indian River County in solidarity of Floyd and to prompt a change to police policies across America.last_img read more

Spurs face Bayern, Chelsea get Ajax and Liverpool get Napoli in the CL

first_imgThe official result of the 2019/20 #UCLdraw! 😍3⃣ toughest groups are __ __ & __ 🤔 pic.twitter.com/c7Xdro1vhn— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:58 pmCHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW IN FULL jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 6:03 pmUEFA have mocked up a fancy graphic in double quick time.Still some formalities to come, including player of the season for both men and women… jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 6:09 pmWOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEARLucy Bronze!“I’m very surprised but ecstatic to be accepting this. I was up against two great players.“I want to say a huge thanks to the England team, I wouldn’t have won this award if it wasn’t for them.” Group A – PSG, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, GalatasarayGroup B – Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiacos, Crvena zvezdaGroup C – Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, AtalantaGroup D – Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv MoscowGroup E – Liverpool, Napoli, RB Salzburg, GenkGroup F – Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter, Slavia PragueGroup G – Zenit, Benfica, Lyon, RB LeipzigGroup H – Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lillejim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:58 pmGroup A – PSG, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasarayjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:58 pmGroup B – Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiacos, Crvena zvezdajim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:57 pmGroup E – Liverpool, Napoli, RB Salzburg, Genkjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:56 pmGroup H – Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lillejim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:55 pmGroup F – Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter, Slavia Praguejim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:54 pmGroup D – Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscowjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:54 pmGroup G – Zenit, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzigjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:53 pmGroup C – Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalantajim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:52 pmNOW only Pot 4 to go…jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:50 pmForward of the Season – Lionel Messi Group A – PSG, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, GalatasarayGroup B – Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiacos, Crvena zvezdaGroup C – Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, AtalantaGroup D – Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv MoscowGroup E – Liverpool, Napoli, RB Salzburg, GenkGroup F – Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter, Slavia PragueGroup G – Zenit, Benfica, Lyon, RB LeipzigGroup H – Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:49 pmPOT 3 COMPLETE TOTTENHAM have been drawn with Bayern Munich in today’s Champions League group stage draw.While Chelsea face Ajax in a plum Group H tie.Group A: PSG, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, GalatasarayGroup B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Red Star Belgrade, OlympiakosGroup C: Man City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, AtalantaGroup D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv MoscowGroup E: Liverpool, Napoli, RB Salzburg, GenkGroup F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia PragueGroup G: Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB LeipzigGroup H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, LilleFollow ALL of the live reaction below..jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 7:53 pm🔴 🔵 👊#UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/C1aBgLRgWF— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 6:22 pmCHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW IN FULLOnce again, here’s your draw. The first ties will be played on September 17 and 18. jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 6:20 pm✨ Which game are you looking forward to most? #UCLDraw ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 29, 2019jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 6:19 pmMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEARVirgil Van Dijk – Liverpool“I need to thank all my team-mates. Without all of them and without the staff I wouldn’t have achieved this.“It’s been a long road, but it is part of my journey. I’ve hard to work hard every step of the way. Group A – PSG, Real Madrid, Club BruggeGroup B – Bayern Munich, Tottenham, OlympiacosGroup C – Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo ZagrebGroup D – Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer LeverkusenGroup E – Liverpool, Napoli, RB SalzburgGroup F – Barcelona, Dortmund, InterGroup G – Zenit, Benfica, LyonGroup H – Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia jim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:49 pmGroup G – Zenit, Benfica, Lyonjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:49 pmGroup A – PSG, Real Madrid, Club Bruggejim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:48 pmGroup B – Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiacosjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:48 pmGroup C – Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagrebjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:47 pmGroup E – Liverpool, Napoli, RB Salzburgjim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:46 pmGroup H – Chelsea, Ajax, Valenciajim sheridan30 Aug 2019, 5:45 pmGroup D – Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer LeverkusenLoad more entries…last_img read more

Fede Valverde and Casemiro are Zidane’s seat belt

first_imgThis is the third defeat of the season for Real Madrid, after the fits in Paris against PSG (3-0) and Mallorca (1-0); It is the first at home, where Madrid had been showing a historic rockiness. And the three defeats have a common factor: the core pair formed by Casemiro and Valverde was not part of the eleven. In Paris, the Brazilian played, but not the Uruguayan; the same happened in Mallorca, where Zidane did pull the charrúa in the second half; and before Real he rested was Casemiro. The Cup is already past for Madrid, it’s time to focus on the two competitions in which this course can still do something great. Starting with this same weekend, in which the white team visits Osasuna in Pamplona, ​​a historically hot stadium for Madrid and where he knows what it is to leave points: he only won in two of his last seven league visits to the Sadar. Each day now becomes a defense of the leadership alone by Madrid and surely Zidane will recover for that first assault the core duo that better results have guaranteed him this course. Zidane booked Casemiro against Real and go if he paid. It is true that the Brazilian had gone through a febrile process during the week that had left him weakened, although he completed the training prior to the copera visit of the Basque team. Zidane preferred to be cautious and pulled a spinal cord formed by Kroos, Valverde and James. The Uruguayan would act as Casemiro in the drawing, despite having one of the most dynamic teams in attack in LaLiga.center_img The result speaks for itself: the Real topped ten times, five on goal, and scored four goals. That enormous effectiveness came motivated by the constant situations of advantage in which the attackers of the Real appeared throughout the game; It is not in vain, three of the four goals were auctioned within the area of ​​unmarked players at that time. Imanol found the rift that left Casemiro’s absence ahead of the plants and arranged Odegaard to make blood.last_img read more