Santiago Solari accepted Real Madrid were “weak” in their loss to Leganes, despite progressing to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.Madrid’s 3-0 first-leg win meant Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at Butarque was not enough to send them out of the tournament at the expense of Leganes for the second year in a row.Solari gave Isco a start in a rejigged team that saw Marcelo feature on the wing in the first half, with Madrid struggling to create chances without a focal point in attack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Solari accepted his side, who have lost two of their last four matches, were not good enough against Leganes, who won the second leg thanks to a first-half Martin Braithwaite goal.”A weak performance, above all the first half,” he told a news conference.”They all needed to get playing time, they got it. We got through the tie, but the performance was weak.”Sometimes we try things and if they do not work, we try to improve them.”We have lacked depth. We paid not having a specific reference in attack.”Madrid were without Karim Benzema, the striker having fractured his finger in their 2-1 win at Real Betis in the league last time out.But Solari is optimistic that the former France international will be able to play Madrid’s next game, against Sevilla on Saturday.”It is a broken little finger,” he said of the striker. “We hope to have him at the weekend, and next Wednesday, and the next weekend.”Isco lasted 68 minutes on a rare start under Solari, with the playmaker withdrawn for Cristo Gonzalez.The Spain midfielder completed 93 per cent of his passes but wasted Madrid’s best chance to score with a tame shot.Solari has regularly been questioned about his apparent lack of faith in Isco but he once again dismissed talk of a rift with the playmaker.”There is no problem, not at all,” Solari said of Isco.
October 12, 2019
Rabat – An observatory at a Spanish university recorded a meteor flying over the sky of Morocco at dawn on Sunday, April 14. The Spanish University of Huelva video-taped the meteor crossing the Mediterranean at a speed of between 40,000 to 65,000 kilometers per hour.Detectors set up by the SMART project (Spectroscopy of Meteoroids in the Atmosphere with Robotic Technologies) that captured the fireball.Observers could see the meteor as far as 500 kilometers away. Astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo, professor at the University of Huelva, told Morocco World News, “The event began at an altitude of about 84 km above the sea, in front of the coast of Morocco. From that point it moved northeastward, and finished at an altitude of 31 km over the sea, at a distance of about 25 km from the coast of your country [Morocco].”Sucedió a las 3:00 de esta madrugada (14 de abril). La imagen muestra la trayectoria que siguió la bola de fuego. @EFEciencia @[email protected] @malagahoy_es @opiniondemalaga @DiarioSUR @elsegundoluz @AstroHita @ideal_granada @miangulo_95 pic.twitter.com/93U6ONm3N2— Jose Maria Madiedo (@jmmadiedo) April 14, 2019The meteor disappeared into the Mediterranean in the Strait of Gibraltar, but nearer to Morocco than Spain. The fireball, Madiedo added, was produced by a rock fragment of an asteroid. The high speed at which the meteor hurtled through the air caused its temperature to rise to 4,000 degrees Celsius, turning it into a fireball, Madiedo told MWN.It is likely that small fragments of the fireball, weighing between 10 and 25 grams, have survived. Another fireball crossed the sky over the Spanish city of Caceres early on Friday, April 12, at a faster speed at 65,000 kilometers per hour, only to fly apart 35 kilometers above Avila, northeast of Madrid, the same observatory said.