Setién ‘transforms’ Arthur

first_imgThe arrival of Setién allowed rocket fire to the radicals of the possession style. “Arthur will now be indisputable,” he took for granted. The numbers have said the exact opposite. Attacked by pubic problems that are not new and that left him out of combat at the end of last season and before the end of 2019 in this one, Arthur is only playing in small doses with Setién who, however, has been able to find him a good provisional role.Arthur has only played 166 minutes in seven games. His only appearance as a starter, in Valencia, was a fiasco. He was an inconsequential player who was shipwrecked and to which the rhythm of the game passed over. Barça was much better with Arturo Vidal on the pitch. Arthur seemed somewhat disappointed. Already in the game against Ibiza he had not been especially active in the 20 minutes given by the Cantabrian coach. Accepted that his physical condition is not the best, and that it is costing him to become a footballer who supports the rigors of European football (the club is demanding more professional behavior and the player has already had to ask for forgiveness twice publicly), and above all that endures the parties at a high intensity level, Setién has decided to reinvent him while he gets fit. In the last four games (Leganés, Levante, Athletic and Betis) he has played 19 ‘, 10’, 21 ‘and 33’ respectively. In all contributed something. A goal against Leganés, control against the granotas, a golden assistance to Messi that the Argentine could not turn into a goal in San Mamés; and, finally, a few minutes of quality at Villamarín to keep the ball and drive transitions with 2-3.Arthur is fatigued too soon too often. As if he beat the rhythm of the games and was not quite physically fine. But in these moments he has taken his quality for a walk and, waiting for him to recover some exuberance in his football, it is important that he offer a service to the team. Also, for now, he has found an accommodation and that is something. That leaving that provisional role to be a player with hierarchy from the beginning depends on Arthur himself. It is obvious that he speaks the language that Setién likes.last_img read more

Iowa State Edges Women’s Basketball, 86-81

first_img HTML Box Score Photo Gallery PDF Box Score Drake (8-3) had three players score 20 or more points for the first time this season. Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the offense with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and just missed her fifth double-double with nine rebounds. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) matched a career-high with five three-pointers and had 21 points. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) was the other Bulldog as she finished with 20 points. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines MC22/ESPN+ Minutes out of the break, Hittner evened the game at 44-all with her second three-pointer. But the Cyclones answered with a 9-2 run as the Bulldogs called timeout with 6:15 to go in the third. Drake trailed 66-59 at the end of the third quarter. Drake pulled to within four points after Sammie Bachrodt’s (Wichita, Kan.) layup with 6:41 to go. Iowa State replied with five straight points as Drake called timeout before its 11-0 tying run. Later in the second quarter, Drake led 39-33 after Hittner’s three-point play. However, Iowa State closed the half on an 11-2 run as Hittner was the only Bulldog to score during that span. Carleton beat the halftime buzzer off an offensive rebound as Iowa State led 44-41 at the break. In the first two quarters, Dean and Hittner each had 12 points while Rhine finished with 10. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster AMES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought in-state game at Iowa State 86-81 Sunday afternoon inside Hilton Coliseum. Following Sunday’s game, Drake hosts No. 16 Iowa Friday, Dec. 21 at the Knapp Center in its final non-conference action. Tipoff for the “White Out” game hosted by Bankers Trust is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the in-state contest will be shown on ESPN+/Mediacom MC22. Print Friendly Version At the start of the game, the Bulldogs matched their season-high of seven three-pointers in a quarter in the first period. Led by Dean’s four they led 27-19 after one quarter.   Iowa 12/21/2018 – 6 p.m. The in-state series is now in Iowa State’s favor at 30-28, as the home team has won each of the last four meetings. The Bulldogs didn’t give up as they mounted a massive rally attempt, started by Dean’s three-pointer at the 3:37 mark. Her three-pointer were the first points in an 11-0 run that included five points from Dean and six from Rhine that tied the game at 79-all with 1:24 remaining in the game. Meredith Burkhall broke the tie with a layup off an assist from Carleton. Story Links However, Hittner was called for an offensive foul on the next possession and Carleton barely beat the shot clock with a short jumper to stretch ISU’s lead to 84-79 with 21 seconds left. After another offensive foul, this time on Rhine, Drake fouled to try and extend the game. But the Cyclones made three free throws in the final seconds to preserve the in-state win. Iowa State (8-2) was paced by Bridget Carleton, who scored a game-high 31 points. Carleton’s jumper with 5:04 left in the game put the Cyclones up 11, their largest lead, of the game. Watch Livelast_img read more