A very interesting game at Loftus Road where QPR will host Blackburn. The home run is very good so far, but for this long championship every point is important for the ambition to try at least to qualify for the playoffs. QPR have been playing nice attacking football and they have won three of their last five games. At home they have beaten Leeds but lost to Preston. Guests are not in a good shape and would be difficult to do anything from their position in this visit. Blackburn have lost 4 of their 5 games with the other game drawn and away from home they have 2 losses to both Wigan and Cardiff. New signings Charlie Mulgrew and Marvin Emnes will be available for Blackburn, along with midfielder Corry Evans.
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As might be expected, the coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane did not accept the news of the transfer ban imposed by FIFA, according to which the club can not sign with new players until January 2018. The punishment that also includes Atletico Madrid is due to improper attract of underage players. Now these kids are not allowed to play for Barcelona as well.
"This is nonsense - said the angry Frenchman of today's press conference. - I think it is unfair, absurd. Now I can tell my kids that I can not count on them and will explain the reason. They must to be patient. let's wait and see if the club will be able to solve this problem. At this stage we have nothing to do, so let's not talk more on this subject, because fairy tales will not change anything."
Zizu quickly move towards to the positive side, namely that Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are fully recovered from injuries and will be able to play against Osasuna tomorrow (Saturday). The match is on "Santiago Bernabeu". "For Cristiano will be the first meeting for last 60 days. You have to give him some time to reach the optimal level. Karim is also ready and will be up.", laconic said Zidane.
Casemiro, James Rodriguez and Marcelo, however, will not be in the group for the match, because they are tired after clashes with their national teams and need a break.
Isco will not take a part in the match for sure, because of his injury from the match against Celta and next week it is expected to be fit. Keylor Navas and Fábio Coentrão are injured too, but there isn't a certain date for their returning.
The coach is preparing for rotations, because next week starts the battle in the Champions League. "I try to be very honest with the players. We have 24 players and one match can start only 11 and three more can join as substitutes. Some will play more than others, but this is normal for the big teams. All of the competitions are important to us, but La Liga is the most important one. The championship is the most difficult, because there are 38 rounds and we have to win every game. Last season we were one point away from the title and we do not want this to happen again", said the coach of the "Santiago Bernabeu".
The Midfielder of Bayern (Munich) Renato Sanchez is fully recovered from his injury, received in the final of Euro 2016 between Portugal and France. The former Benfica midfielder missed much of the preparation of the Bavarian team, but is now in good condition and the coach Carlo Ancelotti can count him for his team.
"Renato is ready at 100%," said Ancelotti. According to him, Sanchez is quite possible to take part in today's visit to Schalke 04 from the 2nd round of the Bundesliga.
This is expected to be the official debut of 19-year-old talent team of Bayern Munich.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will become the highest-paid figure in his profession next week, said "Telegraph". This is due to his new major advertising contract, according to which Mou will receive an additional approximately four million pounds. Special will become the new face of the official sponsor of the Champions League, "Heineken" and the news will be announced on Tuesday. With this contract, revenues from advertising contracts Mourinho will boost to about 10 million pounds per year. They are added to the 12 million pounds that Jose receives as a salary at Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho will be the star in the new TV commercial of "Heineken", which is already taken. The video is directed by Guy Ritchie. Filming took place in April in Prague.
According to "The Telegraph" the scenario of the video is that the Portuguese has a speech, which motivates his players, but it is addressed to the fans. Mourinho calls on supporters to go to a nearby pub to watch the match of the Champions League.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is a genius, says the team goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the eve of the Manchester derby. The Swede even said that one of the few things he regret in his career is that he has not worked for a longer time with the "Special one".
"Mourinho is a genius. He knows everything about the game. I do not regret a lot of things, but I regret that I did not play longer under his leadership. Who does not would like to work with him? I'm in a great club with a great coach and great fans.
The derbies are very important for the fans and we have to win for them. Players, however, must remain concentrated all the time", said Ibra.