Quique Setién has no players to discard. In fact, the situation is so dramatic that it summons all available first team players. And even then you cannot complete a list. It is what has to give approval to a template with 18 chips of the first team, knowing in advance that you can only have 17 because Luis Suarez is injured for long duration. The Cantabrian coach accepted the challenge with his eyes closed, letting the winter market pass without strengthening despite losing up to three players -Todibo, Aleñá and Wagué- not counting Carles Pérez, of the subsidiary, who participated in the dynamics of the first team since start of season Thus, the complete list of those summoned for the match against Betis (9 pm) in Benito Villamarín is as follows: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Alba, Junior, Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Arthur, De Jong, Griezmann, Messi, Fati, Peña, Riqui Puig and Araújo. This anomalous situation makes him practically a survivor in every call. This Saturday he only had 14 players of the first team, because the long-term loss of Luis Suárez has joined that of Ousmane Dembélé, which will be operated next Tuesday in Finland for a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right leg and thus says goodbye to the season, plus the casualties of goalkeeper Neto and central Gerard Piqué. The latter also was already known low before being injured: he will complete this card cycle before Betis. With so few wicks, Setién has had to massively leverage the subsidiary -There is the circumstance that García Pimienta’s team is also under a minimum of troops-, taking a total of four players to Seville. Apart from striker Ansu Fati, who has been with the first team since the beginning of the course, the goalkeeper Iñaki Peña, the defender Ronald Araújo and the middle Riqui Puig will travel with the team. It is surprising that there are only three strikers on the list: Griezmann, Messi and Ansu Fati. Any eventuality would force Setién to denature the attack, having to put up Vidal or Sergi Roberto, for example.
The Hippos team that lost to Cameroon on penaltiesAFCON U-20 Qualifiers 2nd LegCameroon 1 (5) – 0 (4) UgandaStade OmniSport de Yaounde, CameroonFriday, 18-05-2018Uganda Hippos AFCON U-20 Qualifiers, came to an end on Friday evening as they lost 5-4 on penalties to West African giants Cameroon.The Hippos went into the game leading the tie 1-0, a result that was attained six days ago at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.Matia Lule made only one Change in the team that started against Cameroon six days ago but seemed to alter his formation.Having played a 4:5:1 formation at home, defender Bashir Asiku replaced the hardworking midfielder Kasule Abubakar in a move that clearly showed that he (Lule) was going for a more conservative approach with five defenders on the pitch.After a goalless first half, the Hippos conceded a penalty that was converted by Nkeng Tadeus 22 minutes from time.With the scores locked at 1-1 on aggregate, penalties were required to separate the two sides.The young Indomitable Lions converted all their five penalties as Uganda missed one.The four penalties that the Hippos converted were scored by KCCA trio of Allan Okello, Julius Poloto and Mustapha Kiiza plus another thanks to Vipers’ defender Bashir Asiku.Police FC’s Paul Willa was the unfortunate individual as he missed the decisive fifth kick from 12 yards.Looking back at the events that have seen Matia Lule’s side reach as far as they have, there is nothing that the side should be ashamed of.They convincingly over came South Sudan in the first round of qualifiers 8-1 on aggregate, including a 5-1 win in the first leg.Defeating one of the best under age side, Cameroon 1-0 in the first leg last week was also an achievement that the young guns should be proud of.The team is expected to jet into the country on Saturday evening before resuming usual duty at their respective clubs.Cameroon now move to the third round of qualification where they will take in another power house in Mali.The Hippos team that featured against Cameroon in Yaounde:Saidi Keni GK (90′ Denis Otim), Paul Willa, Mustapha Kiiza, Mustafa Mujuzi, Geoffrey Wasswa, Bashir Asiku, Julius Poloto (cpt), Ivan Eyam, Steven Mukwala, Frank Tumwesigye (Robert Kitabalwa), Allan Okello.Un Used players:Fred Okot, Faisal Ssekyanzi, Herbert Achai, Hamis Tibita, Abubaker Kasule.Comments Tags: allan okelloHipposJulius polotomatia luleMustapkaKiizatop