Read latest Sports News for today

HOME TAG

LALIGA

LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

  • Jun 08, 2020
  • pitchhigh
  • 1595

LaLiga Virtual Stand: Madrid, June 8 (IANS), LaLiga has announced that they will use virtualization of stands simulation for television broadcasts alongside the fan voices of FIFA video game in the remaining eleven days of the 2019/20 season.The season will return to work on June 11 with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis and there will be matches for the next seven days after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.Spain's national broadcasters will offer their viewers the "natural" broadcast option for games that are played behind closed doors without fans, but the international audience will only receive enhanced streams with additional audio and graphics.The stands will be virtual and will always provide you with a wide picture of seating enthusiasts in the local club colors. To develop this digital experience, LaLiga teamed up with the Norwegian company VIZRT, which also works with other European leagues.In the moments when the game stops, this fan image can be transformed into a canvas that matches the color of the local team and will carry institutional messages among other things.LaLiga said in a statement that the virtual voice was obtained through cooperation with EA SPORTS FIFA in a project called SOund of the Stands.Through this, the official audio library of LaLiga EA Sponsor, which was recorded in real stadiums, was used and digitally adapted so that it could be implemented in real-time during the match. It will adapt to the flow of the game because when certain situations occur, such as a goal or a foul, creating what is known as atmospheric sound. ""We have made these broadcasting changes so fans can enjoy the LaLiga," said league president Javier Tebas. "We are working with global partners to provide a great experience to the viewers. We are in an exceptional situation, but it was important for us to be able to adapt and provide attractive and direct broadcasts to our fans."Barcelona led the LaLiga race, after collecting 58 points in 27 games. Clasico competitors Real Madrid occupy second place with 56 points, while Sevilla complete the top 3 with 47 points.The league (LaLiga) is following in the footsteps of the Bundesliga, which has become the first European league to resume its season. Meanwhile, the Premier League has also announced June 17 a date for return.Img source: LaLiga, goalArticle source: IANSAlso Read: Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts

Spanish League

Spanish League: Jordi Alba leads Barcelona to 2-1 comeback win over Real Sociedad

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • pitchhigh
  • 949

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba scored another goal to make a 2-1 comeback at Real Sociedad, depriving the Basque country of the top of the Spanish League on Wednesday.Alba canceled Luilian Jose's first goal with a kick in the 32nd minute. The left-back helped the home side advance one minute before half-time when he sent across to Frenkie de Jong to score.The result changed the standings of Sociedad, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, all tied at the top of the table and only the goal difference separated them. Atletico is now in first, Sociedad in second, and Madrid in third.Barcelona's victory increased their chances of joining the title race. Lionel Messi's team moved up to fifth, six points behind the leaders. Atletico has three outstanding matches, Barcelona two and Madrid one, as far as the association is concerned."I think this was the best game for us this season," Alba said. "It's difficult to play without fans (due to COVID-19 restrictions), but playing against a great team was more than enough motivation. Our position tonight was great. We saw Barcelona fight for every ball as if it was the last."While contributing as Barcelona's main playmaker, Messi was unable to seriously threaten to score and twice failed to find teammates promising counter-attacks.His fellow strikers Antoine Griezmann and Martin Braithwaite also lost the final touch.However, the team maintained intense pressure on defense on the field and moved the ball quickly in attack to continue creating opportunities.“Our team's behavior was very good, especially when we didn't have the ball.” Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said, “The team has taken a giant step forward in pressing to regain control.” This is the game we want to play. This is the team I want to see. Every player took his turn. "Koeman may also have found a new combination of central defense with Gerard Pique injured. Coman gave rest to the heart of Clement Lenglet's defense and chose to form an inexperienced midfield with Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingus. They both performed well against one of the fastest and most talented attacks in the league.His only mistake came late in the match when Mengoiza failed to intercept a long ball from substitute striker Alexandre Isaacs, but Pedro "Pedri" Gonzalez ran to block his shot before hitting the post. Pedri was substituted after the heavy blow but left the field.The community was without David Silva and the main target, Mikel Uyarzabal, both of whom had minor injuries.However, with Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino leading his attack, Sociedad still has enough talent to deploy a catchy attack that makes him a potential contender for the title.Willian Jose finished a free-kick to open the scoring at 28. Robin Law Norman brought Portuguese Christian "Porto" to the area, squaring the ball for the Brazilian striker to touch the goal.Alba responded with a precise right-footed shot after Pedri redirected a pass from Griezmann near the edge of the area.Barcelona continued to press for the lead that Alba climbed when he sent a low cross that hit the defender slightly before hitting De Jong.La Sociedad recovered late and forced Barcelona to rely on Marc-Andre ter Stegen to protect his favor. The German crouched to enter back-to-back and repel Willian Jose and Issac five minutes before the end."It has been a long time since we saw Barcelona playing with this level of aggressiveness, and this speaks of the respect they have for us," said Emanuel El Guile, the association's coach. "We weren't as clinical as we should be. We have to shift our chances."COPA DEL REYValencia needed extra time to beat Terrassa 4-2 in the first round of the Copa del Rey with first-division teams.Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Levante, Alaves and Elche scored comfortable victories.Also Read: BRAZIL BEATS URUGUAY 2-0 TO STAY TOP OF QUALIFYING GROUP

Barcelona,Cristiano Ronaldo,Fernando Morientes,football,KickingAround,LaLiga,Lionel Messi,Real Madrid,Sports news,Paris SG,Messi Joins PSG,fifa world cup,fifa world cup of clubs,fifa world cup next,uefa,uefa champions league

LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes

  • Sep 08, 2021
  • pitchhigh
  • 636

La Liga may be shorn of its biggest name in Lionel Messi who left FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain but former Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes feels the Spanish league would not be "weakened" by the exit of the Argentine maestro.Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain's club last month is not the only high-profile exit from La Liga. In the last five seasons, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have left Real Madrid or Barcelona."La Liga throughout its history has lost players, just like any other league... It is nothing new. Cristiano left, Neymar left, Messi and Ramos have also left," Morientes, who is also the La Liga ambassador, said during a virtual media interaction."Footballers will eventually leave, but clubs will stay. La Liga doesn't sell itself through a single player. La Liga is never going to have a problem to sell itself as a competition"."La Liga has done a spectacular job attempting to attract the best players to make it as competitive as always been."Morientes said it's an opportunity for the Spanish clubs to prove themselves at the marquee Champions League.“I would like to see a Spanish final in fact, because there are many people who think that Messi's departure has weakened the league. We have to show that this is not the case.Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona"In the last 10-15 years, La Liga teams have always been very competitive in all European competitions. And I'm convinced this coming season the Spanish teams will demonstrate their true potential in this competition," said the former Spanish center-forward.The 45-year-old said it was the responsibility of the clubs to change, adapt and sign great players."La Liga will continue to be a really attractive league that will bring in new players and I'm sure there are great players who will want to play here," said Morientes, who played 183 games for Real Madrid between 1997 and 2005."The Spanish league is strong enough to be attractive to everyone. I am convinced that you in India will continue to follow the league and continue to follow our teams as fans and not just as individual players."On the prospect of 'El Clasico' without Messi and Ronaldo, he said: "Real Madrid and Barcelona at the end of the day are much more than just two players. It's true that both Cristiano and Messi have made history in Spanish football."Obviously we would like to have players of this level. But we must remember that the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona goes back many years, and Messi and Ronaldo are not always at the club." Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland