The Champions League Round of 16 leg 2 of 2 week 1 out of two has been completed. Porto surprises Juventus, Dortmund moves on, PSG walks it, and Liverpool maintains their reputation.
PSG (5) 1 Barcelona (2) 1
Paris St Germain buried the ghosts of their embarrassing 2017 exit as they drew 1-1 at home with Barcelona on Wednesday to complete a 5-2 aggregate victory that sent them into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mbappe – 31’
Arguero to Barcelona?
Liverpool (4) 2 RB Leipzig (0) 2
Liverpool progressed to the Champions League quarterfinals as goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane earned them a 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Wednesday to complete a 4-0 aggregate success.
Salah – 70’
Mane – 74’
Juventus (4) 3 – Porto (4) 2
Ten-man Porto squeezed past Juventus to reach the Champions League quarterfinals despite a 3-2 defeat after extra time at the Allianz Arena saw them triumph on away goals with a 4-4 aggregate scoreline.
Oliveria – 19’
Oliveira – 115’
Chiesa – 49’
Chiesa – 63’
Dortmund (5) 2 – Sevilla (4) 2
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland on Tuesday became the fastest player to reach 20 goals in the Champions League, as well as the youngest, after scoring twice against Sevilla in the last 16.
ManCity (2) M’Gladbach (0)
JF: Man City
Real Madrid (1) Atalanta (0)
Bayern Munich (4) Lazio (1)
JF: Bayern Munich
Chelsea (1) ATM (0)
Favorite Mario video game
Super Mario World: 0 , Mario Kart – 0, Super Smash Brothers- 100%, Super Mario Sunshine – 0%
JF: Mario Kart
Santiago Leon 0:14
The sports cast March 10 2021 if you haven’t yet please subscribe to all our channels, YouTube Periscope and Apple podcasts. And if you’re listening on Apple podcast, please leave a rating and review. It will help us out tremendously. Visit us on the sports cast dotnet or on our Twitter the sports cast won the Champions League round of 16 leg to have to week one has been completed. Porto surprise you went twos though. Berisha Dortmund moves on. PSG walks it and Liverpool maintains the reputation and join us all the way from Hollywood, Florida. We got Jaime Fernandez. What sportscast How you been man, what’s going on? You just turned What? 26 years old last week, right.
Jaime Fernandez 1:12
26 Yeah, a little bit more. 36 But yeah,
Santiago Leon 1:16
you’re quite a man right now.
Jaime Fernandez 1:18
36 year of knowledge
Santiago Leon 1:22
of football knowledge. What a week Jaime I met about two three years ago we’ve been friends since now he’s a grown man and Real Madrid tied Atletico this past weekend one one the Madrid Darby what were your thoughts before we preview the Champions League?
Unknown Speaker 1:42
Jaime Fernandez 1:42
it was actually the last train that Madrid can get before political you know get the league or win the league so rameters really needed to win but a tie I guess it leaves you know chances options and there’s life still in laliga there’s Oh there is hope Yeah. When there is hope. There is tense
Santiago Leon 2:10
now in La Liga what’s going on there is Barcelona second place there is in Madrid what’s going on with the second place because I know that with Madrid with semi own a the number one but tell me what’s going on with illegal What’s the story? What’s the gossip?
Jaime Fernandez 2:29
Well, actually, it’s good that we had this call today because I’d like to go actually one today a game that was you know, suspended it was it was Yeah, you know, like yeah, they suspended because their big storm in Madrid like this big snowstorm like probably a month ago. And yeah, they ended up winning today against Bilbao. So right now let it go past actually six more points than Barcelona, which is second. And he has seven more points and Real Madrid. So pretty much they are in a good position right now to win the league. But again, it’s still I find no mistake in 13 games left. So of course, I know. You know, Real Madrid is going to fight till the end, and especially Barcelona that got kicked out today from the Champions League so they only have that chance to win basically La Liga to fight till the last game so let’s say
Santiago Leon 3:33
I’d let it go this is pronounced with a tea that was a th Atletico
Unknown Speaker 3:39
Santiago Leon 3:40
you don’t pronounce the th okay to get that out of the way. All right, so Champions League today Well, we’re gonna recap today’s games and yesterday’s games but let’s go for the latest and greatest PSP defeated the Catalan giants Barcelona It was a tie but the aggregate was I have to um there was an easy you know, in Bombay score today. Oh it was it Yeah. In Bombay scored Messi had a great goal from the back almost not midfield but close to it. Was this a bye bye to Barcelona a good bye bye for Barcelona. Well,
Jaime Fernandez 4:20
I mean, it was to be served by to Barcelona because they did a terrible game. In in the come know, like 15 days ago, or so of course, like there was no even tenses for Barcelona to come back today. And I feel bad because it will be an interesting game. If it was like a three one or two one in the in the first leg, but with a four One, especially when you again, score four goals in the opponent house. So you basically have all the chances to pass. And for example, yesterday we saw something interesting with solutions via They got very close. But today again with Barcelona, there was no chances. Even the Barcelona did amazing game. They may think I think they should more than 10 times, probably caylor now has stopped them, you know, like he he did so many saves today I’m, I’m kind of proud because some people saw killer novels that he was almost, you know, Don, but he’s, you know, he’s proving that he’s one of the best keepers is still in the war.
Santiago Leon 5:33
And yeah, killer novels definitely want to top keepers in the world. Before we move on to Liverpool of Barcelona has a new president this past week. One of his first things he said in his victory speech is to keep Messi. Hi, mate, what are your thoughts of this new president? And do you think it’d be a positive impact for for this Barcelona team? there,
Jaime Fernandez 5:58
there’s definitely like, I mean, hope again, let’s talk about hope. There is definitely a good impact because this president, we cannot forget, he did something big with Barcelona, he won two Champions League, he was the one that drove a lot of trust. Laporta put a lot of trust on Warren eola. He believed a lot, you know, in the maaseiah, which is, you know, kind of like the the youngers degenerate the younger generations of Barcelona. And of course, he’s a guy that he’s also mix it with politics, so people love him, there was no not even tenses for today, all their opponents to get to the President. And this is the moment that he said, Oh, I’m gonna run for president. Everybody knew that he was gonna be elected. But again, there is hope, of course, in Barcelona for next season, because what are the again, what are the Orlando sorry, la Porter has a lot of contacts. And there is a lot of people that want to see again, Barcelona on the top. So I think personally, that is time for messy to leave, you know, and take a step, you know, aside and maybe let let’s build another new Barcelona, because, of course, we don’t think about these demands, but Macy makes more than 50 million per season. So if if you take those 50 million, you have money to pay newest starts, you know, that make maybe only 10 million a year or even less.
Santiago Leon 7:34
So let’s see. And also Barcelona is in the red, I heard they’re, they’re not like they have a lot of debt. So that’s something that it will be considered. Now, the rumor so far is Messi going to Manchester City to join patois deola Hi, ma how, how serious are these rumors? Is it almost pretty much gonna happen?
Jaime Fernandez 7:57
I mean, the rumors out there on the table and everybody knows there, there was rumors also a month ago related with PSG especially when they knew they were gonna play against each other. You know the Mario start talking the you know them that it will be nice to have Messi in their team next season. So of course rumors are there because mass is the best player in the world so everybody wants to play with him. Now that rumored says the word of my sign for Barcelona. And of course, there’s not a lot of people know about these but and mess sorry I wear a song. I think Messi is the is the grand the grand grandson right. So Mrs. Mays, his grand Godfather,
Santiago Leon 8:44
godfather great and also a great Oh is the son in law of matter Donna.
Jaime Fernandez 8:50
Exactly. So at the end of the day, I mean like if you messy we all know like he lost the fight with with with keeping Luis Suarez for this year. So if you’re able to bring him somebody like a world that is very close to him because I mean, I don’t know if you know but I worked our mercy every time they they go with Argentina there they serve room. They serve the same room so they are more than friends. They are family, you know their clothes off course they are very close. So if you are able to bring a widow and you know i mean Barcelona has been you know they they signed really young players that they are doing really good padres doing very good mingay sign the bag is doing good. They also bro You know, the young a couple of years ago, they have, you know, good players demolay he has a good future with Barcelona. So if you start believing in those players and build the team around Messi, they can do great things, but in my opinion, I think it’s time for him to step aside on that. And you know, lead, lead Barcelona build another team without message. And I know I know their fans probably they will never want to hear that. But
Santiago Leon 10:09
then of course coming from a former Madrid fan and also a scenario if he does go Manchester City, then maybe a few years later he goes to NY FC which they’re a sister club to Manchester City and play in the MLS for New York and then Renault that goes to inter Miami so be a another rivalry going on there.
Unknown Speaker 10:29
Santiago Leon 10:31
everyone against that.
Unknown Speaker 10:33
Unknown Speaker 10:35
Unknown Speaker 10:36
I would love to see
Santiago Leon 10:38
what’s gonna happen. I really do think it’s gonna happen. But you know, obviously sometimes you got to deal you got to compete against the Qatar ease and then like the Chinese have more money. So see what happens. Liverpool, who are struggling in the Premier League eighth in the league defeated rb, Leipzig. Two nil, winning, winning, I read for nil. And everyone thought, well, this could be lipsticks chance didn’t happen like that. Hi, mate. What were your thoughts over this matchup?
Jaime Fernandez 11:08
Well, I knew Liverpool was gonna have bass, because they brought us a good result from the first leg. But yeah, they’ve been struggling in the league. And of course, every time you struggle, there is rumors about what they’re going to do now they’re going to lose also the Champions League. But I think I mean, this team, they they know they know each other they want to go through since they have a difficult league now to win. They want to make their best Champions League so I knew even before the game is started that Liverpool was gonna win, but I gotta say I was surprised the halftime was 00. So I guess they did a really great second half
Santiago Leon 11:50
salaah scored and Monday Sunday, Monday in the seventh minute and 74 minutes so it was a second half game. Rumors of club going to coach for Germany. You think that’s just rumors? Or that could happen if Liverpool let them go?
Jaime Fernandez 12:08
Well, I mean, like, I think it could happen. And just the fact that of course, you know, like Germany now focus is to sign a really, really good coach. But don’t forget there is another, you know, person that is going to run for that position, which is the actual coach of Bayern Munich, Thomas flick, because he also used to be, you know, a second coach for Germany. I think with Klinsmann, or, or even with lo I don’t remember but I know he’s been related with it with a man stuff
Santiago Leon 12:44
No, it’s true. Yeah, you’re right flick would be a better candidate and I don’t think Liverpool will let go club yet i think i think club has too much of a reputation let them go like that quick, you know? But we’ll see. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens. yesterday. A big surprise big stunner Porto defeating you ventos inaccurate. four to four but they want to add a way goals. Big surprise, this poor team was not favorited Juventus again getting a like out of the Champions League in the round of 16 Ronaldo oh and two are like oh and three ready with you? ventouse What’s going on there? Is it a parallel thing? Or is just Juventus didn’t have it?
Jaime Fernandez 13:31
Well, I feel I feel they didn’t lady on the server to pass because Don’t forget that seems mean it I think like 55 or 60 or Porter were playing with 10 players. So if you’re not able to defeat a team with 10 players, you don’t deserve to go through I was seeing totally that they were gonna go to penalties and I really hope that the penalties or portal will will go through because you know, when a team lost a player and they get to penalties, I don’t know the magic happen and usually the team the serve to win and they ended up winning but they did it before that. And he was a great free kick. I didn’t expect that he was gonna shoot like you know, under the wall and he did it he did a really good Oliveira he scored a penalty and he scored a free kick. So I mean aborto I that’s what I love about Champions League we have this this scenario last year we let be also they they made it through to all the way to semi finals. So now portraits in the next round, of course, they have very difficult rival so far. I mean, PSG Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, but you never know. I mean, we still have another four teams that they need to play. Now who knows I mean, they they keep fighting I remember totally when, when a portal I think if I’m not mistaken was 2004. They made it all the way to the final and And they ended up winning against Monaco, I think Yeah.
Santiago Leon 15:04
Tell us about this Portuguese league where Porto plays I know it’s right next door of Spain and everything but I know they’re not like the top five leagues, but can you can you tell the audience how’s the level like in the Portuguese league?
Jaime Fernandez 15:20
Why is that it’s a good level is is Portuguese always bring a lot of players from South America they have also good players in Portugal and of course, you know, some some Brazilians that they want to try. In Europe. They they come through port to God because of course, it’s the same language. So it is an easy, easy career for for them to jump into a big team. We have a lot of cases like this in the past, you know, players like Danko paypay I know a lot of players from Colombia go through a port or like homies, also foul cow. There’s a lot of players you know, that that are portal broader to the big leagues. And it’s always been a like TV or like a selling team. They they bring players they form the players, but once they have a lot of value, they sell it right away because they know that never happens. You know, like you cannot keep a player that is topping Europe for more than one year in a team like a Bordeaux is very difficult. So I totally remember that year that they won the Champions League with Mourinho. Even they sell the coat, they sell more radio, and they sell a bunch of players from that generation, you know?
Santiago Leon 16:37
Yeah. And of course, play Oh, yeah. Good.
Jaime Fernandez 16:43
Yeah. My guess just to mention, sorry, since us in the Portugal League, they have three big teams one is been Faker, which again, they’ve been doing great things in the in the low poly in the last couple of years. And they play every year, the Champions League. The other one is supporter and the other one is a sporting of Lisbon, which is the team that, you know, from from that team. We have two players that came from that team when they were young. One is Luis Vega, and the other one is Cristiano Ronaldo. So that again, that proves that they, they, they put a lot of emphasis and a lot of money in the younger teams, because they they are good. Good for for talent, you know, for young talent.
Santiago Leon 17:28
Yeah. You know, it’s funny, because I think last year, two years ago, there was a trend that the best coaches are either Argentinian or Portuguese.
Jaime Fernandez 17:37
I mean, they’ve been growing a lot. The Portuguese coaches, they’ve been doing really good in the past. I will say, you know, yeah, like 10 years. We have Milenio, we have you know, like a couple of coaches also horrific issues. And there is a good coaches right now in other leagues, like the Russian league to train in league. And yeah, I mean, even the, the the coach of the national team of Porter galleys is a really good coach. I mean, he demonstrate he won the, the Euro Cup, like five years ago. So,
Santiago Leon 18:11
also, Portuguese Carlos caros. Coach, the the Colombian national team, he’s no longer there. But was there a couple? Well, last year, he was there. Yeah. Losing
Jaime Fernandez 18:23
your You’re right. Okay. It was what used to be Manchester United. Right, hands off. Alice was on and he used to go, it’s also Real Madrid for a year. Yeah.
Santiago Leon 18:34
Quite interesting. And, you know, keep in mind, like, from what I’ve heard, or what I’ve seen, in my soccer experience, these national team coach positions are not sexy, like you rather coach with a club that has and like they pay you better. Like typically good coaches wait till the end of their career to coach in a national team. That’s what I’ve seen. I could be totally wrong, but that’s what I’ve seen. And that’s what’s gonna happen to Marina. I think he might be coaching Portugal towards the end of his career, which could happen sooner than later.
Jaime Fernandez 19:04
Yeah, he all depends. I mean, it depends on what do you see a project? I mean, we have different cases. We have cases where a young player like Jurgen Klinsmann ended up coaching you know, a team like the US or we have of course, what do you say like the experience of vCenter Bhaskar, which is a guy that won two champions league with Real Madrid Of course, who is going to say no to with enter Bhaskar when he, when they even mentioned him for for national team. But yeah, I mean, you’re right. I think it’s sometimes it is better to have a quote that he has a lot of experience in, in his career, because you are going to train those players just for a specific time, or just for a short time. I mean, and is better to, you know, to have a lot of knowledge than, than john Cole. To them, maybe, you know, they need more days to, to practice a lot of new things, you know.
Santiago Leon 20:06
And also there could be a particular scenario where they’ll see a golden generation say, Oh, this is a team that I could potentially go deep in a World Cup or in a euro or in a corporate America a opportunity. Hey, you gotta chill a team with a with like, with a doll or Lexa Sanchez? You know, let me coach that team. They’re in their late 20s it’s good. But anyways, yeah,
Unknown Speaker 20:32
Santiago Leon 20:34
of course or what’s good had a good then when he goes Spain who was a perfect golden generation right there.
Jaime Fernandez 20:40
Yeah, it was, of course, even Portugal like I mean, I if I need to put my money I will put my money for you too. Are these generational Portuguese because they are probably going to do great these euro and they are going to probably do good in Qatar also next year, so it’s gonna be interesting to see. Because yesterday we have two year difference. So there is a big change but this year because the COVID we have Euro Cup now and next year is not in the summer, but in the winter, we’re going to have the World Cup. So there’s going to be only a one year difference. And that’s pretty cool. Because you see, you don’t see that much difference between the national teams you know, because they play one year apart a big competition. So we will see broadly one of these European teams that wins this euro this year. They’re probably gonna be you know, candidates to wherever is to win
Santiago Leon 21:39
Yeah, especially to work hard. When it’s a it’s pretty much good to have that team intact in a short period of time. that period of time because these these players sometimes don’t see each other almost every two three months. But it’s an interesting scenario was Europe has been the favorite a Latin American or North American team has not been favorite this past couple years, which has not been good but hopefully a Brazil or Argentina or maybe Uruguay might come into the fray but you know, Europe is there’s like 10 good teams, anyways. Dortmund and severe. Dortmund has moved on to the quarterfinals, they run one an aggregate, five to four Vega known as the Europa League experts, but halon Wow, yeah, maybe one of the fastest player in the world, which is 20 goals. High man your thoughts over this Dortmund team and maybe some hawan
Jaime Fernandez 22:40
Well, these these dormant team definitely is a candidate for the Champions League. And I mean, it’s kind of unfair to say that now because of course we’re seeing the best talent but I don’t feel it’s because that I feel is because he has a lot of a lot of potential of a lot of young players. We have Bellingham we have you know Jaden Santa, and we have also capital that who we have a couple of young players that maybe know a lot of people know but they are demonstrated that they can win the Champions League. And I like also the story that is happening in Dortmund right now because they listen carefully, Santiago this is this is gonna call your attention. They kick out the coach, which was a very famous call, which I think is at the beginning of this December, and they sign a new coach. He’s very young, but he’s doing amazing numbers with Photoshop or moon but guess what? They already hired an ex coach for next season, which is the monster gladbach coach. So I don’t understand really because what if they win? They’re they’re doing great in there. Let’s say the cup the cup of the game in Germany, I think is the copper or something like that. Right. And they are second in the Bundesliga, but they are already in quarterfinals of the Champions League so what is this coach ended up winning the Champions League, big title, are you gonna kick out that coach because you’re signing a coach that is not even winning anything? Which is kind of weird, but sometimes that happens.
Santiago Leon 24:16
And it was interesting because I don’t like when they signed new coaches like like six months before something. It was like Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 24:23
I don’t like that.
Santiago Leon 24:24
Give me a chance that coach could improve like didn’t I mean it well, I heard if he doesn’t win anything he might be out. Yep. So but still like you got to wait this thing out and see how things flourish. But yeah, good for Dortmund. zawiya any hope for them in the future? Their club for next season or maybe like what’s going on with them this season.
Jaime Fernandez 24:45
they they they are doing a great season they I mean they lost last week again in Barcelona in the top of the game they were I thought they were going to qualify to the final the cup of the game. They keep fighting for the league they still have chances Because they’re very close to my dream Barcelona analytical. So you never know. I mean, we still have 14 games, but I feel sad is gonna be top four, which is a really great season. And then, of course, the Champions League. I mean, it’s more than just playing against Holland, which is he’s in amazing, you know, time right now, he scores everything he taught, but also the fact that, you know, savages signing really good players with a lot of future because they are very young, and also is signing talent like Papa Guam. So I feel Serbia is in the right path. They won the rubber league last year, they are making
Santiago Leon 25:40
a good year. They need to keep building for the future. But I think that I mean, if I was asked to be a fan, I will be very happy and very proud of my team, because they are playing really good football, which is what matters. And let’s see what happens with Helen and Dortmund. Jaime has a good feeling about them. I do too. So we’ll see if there’s a new winner this year. Let’s look into predictions for next week for the 16th Man City and gladbach Hi, Mei Mei said is up and now you get to nail well Man City closes out
Jaime Fernandez 26:17
Yeah, I feel my city black bag is is the same that we live with Liverpool on lately, right is to English team against two German teams. But of course, they are not playing again the good Germans, which is what was your buyer? So I mean, CD Of course, I thought I feel they’re gonna win and they’re gonna win, destroying gladbach just because the fact that you want to scare also the big teams are going to play next round against city. So I feel it’s going to be kind of like a 401 or four zero. Just again because they want to demonstrate that they are serious with the Champions League like last year. So I feel bad water the Allah knows how to motivate that team to to make extra goals. Right?
Santiago Leon 27:05
Exactly. You’re Madrid against Atlanta, Madrid up one nil in aggregate will they close this out in Madrid?
Jaime Fernandez 27:14
Well I’m I’ve been praying I’ve been praying to recover all the players that we’ve been having injured in the last two months and hopefully we will have Ramos back which is very important. Specially in defense and you know to have a leader in the team. We have Benzema back. Hopefully we have hisar But again, I mean even if Assad is not there I mean I feel reamaze ratio when at least you know one zero even with a tie rheometer we’ll make it through but I mean, again we saw it yeah last year already our talented amazing Champions League this year I feel they’re gonna fight a lot so I think it’s gonna be a very very tight game.
Santiago Leon 27:58
Real Madrid it is Bayern Munich for one aggregate against la co well they do the same as PSP today
Jaime Fernandez 28:08
I feel by a Munich Of course they want to you know win again the Champions League they want to do back to back so of course like these games is going to be kind of like an easy game for by Munich but I have the same feeling as I told you with a man city by Munich is gonna play that game it is so final they want to scare the rest of the rival they want to show them the by a Munich is is is their rival to beat again this year and I feel they’re gonna win you see like probably 230 and again let’s let’s wait for the next round but I feel is is getting good this Champions League
Santiago Leon 28:50
is getting sexier and this game is gonna be hot as well Chelsea athletico Madrid to troll is doing well with things in Chelsea. They’re up one nil in aggregate. Athletica is also good to do has a semi own a this might be the closest match next week who you got Jaime?
Jaime Fernandez 29:05
Yeah, that’s gonna be very tie game. I totally feel that is gonna be a game the little details like you know, freaky so you know, very tactic game. They we have two great coaches, as you say, so if I need to pay guy, I’m gonna pay that let it go do it. But I’m not pretty sure I have my my doubts, you know?
Santiago Leon 29:32
I don’t think so. I think Chelsea has the momentum on their side.
Jaime Fernandez 29:35
I feel like having but again, I mean also political. I mean, they are doing a great season with La Liga and they know that game is gonna be very important. So I feel they’re gonna put the rest so I don’t know, let’s say I mean, Chelsea to to win this game because I think Yeah, they want to hear a one so now they kind of play at home.
Santiago Leon 29:57
They’re playing home in London with no fans of course.
Jaime Fernandez 30:00
Yeah, so I feel I don’t know I feel I feel maybe I let it go with surprise but who see let’s see, we think about to chill with Chelsea has that Do you think that’s been it’s gonna be a good chemistry there well that’s funny that you said that because I have a friend that he feels like to shell is a is a piece of we all know I am the opposite I defend to shell I also feel that it will be a good transition from from joking love to to shell for the German national team. But I mean he just got a team of Gianni stars players and he made them play what Lampre was unable to do to show he did it in only one month or two months. They are playing really good I wanted the other day I Chelsea’s game on, on there, they are moving the ball very fast, they are scoring a lot of goals. And what I like about Michelle is is that he has an entire team motivated I mean know motivated like they make them feel important the entire team. Because it’s not only the fact of, you know, like guru and burner like you can see like Lampard didn’t even play with Alonso in the back left. And these guy he brought along so bad and he’s playing his best football right now. So also he fix the problem of the of the of the goalkeeper. So he’s an amateur native. Yeah, he’s alternated mendy with caper. So that’s very important. I mean, having the entire team motivated and failed that they are, they could be in the next 11 star is is very, very important for the for the 23 players that that you have. Because when when it comes to the end of the season, you have every single player, you know,
Santiago Leon 32:00
on track. And Kappa is the future Spanish national team starting goalkeeper, right?
Jaime Fernandez 32:06
It’s between coppia we have a couple of good ones also there in the in the run. But definitely I mean like we have both good goalkeepers. We’ll get present.
Santiago Leon 32:17
Yes, Spain historically has produced great goalkeepers you know. Yeah. All the way back since the 90s. That one is it not it’s not heroes the other guy but no, it’s more yo yo, yeah, yeah, they got very good, very good goalkeeper, so it’s like Brazil, like they have great field players, but also pretty some good goalkeepers. They have three good ones right now. Three. Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 32:39
Santiago Leon 32:40
It’s unbelievable. Anyway, yeah. Anything else? Any closing words on this week’s Champions League? Before we move on to the random question of the week? I mean, the day of the day, not the week?
Jaime Fernandez 32:52
Well, I mean, a big surprise. We’ve seen Juventus out of the Champions League besides that, I mean, we seen that the favourites are really, you know, there’s, there’s new teams kind of in Europe, because PSG montseny like they if if you go back 20 years ago, they didn’t even qualify for welfare cap or anything. But it’s good to see those teams right now like, year after year fighting with Bayern Munich, we round Madrid with those big teams, and especially like to see small teams also like brucia or Porto fighting, that demonstrate also that these champions league is is where because they don’t have you know that the fans, and that demonstrated is all about being focused in the 90 Minute. So, it’s good, we’re gonna see great football,
Santiago Leon 33:46
and we’ll pair low stick with Juventus. After this, I
Jaime Fernandez 33:51
mean, I feel he will because he’s, you know, he’s, he’s like see that and you know, he has all the class in his thoughts and in in the way that he coached the players and I feel this is good for Juventus and for the future, and at the same time, I mean, what I like about these champions league is we are seeing already finally finally with I don’t want it but finally we’re seeing a transition from Messi and Cristiano getting out of the Champions League early and seeing john stars like MVP, or even last year, I mean, levandowski which he’s not young anymore, but, but again, we’re seeing you know, calangute good young players, Bernardo Silva, you know, Gabriella Tzu’s people that we didn’t even imagine that they will be, you know, top in Europe, but if you keep you know, fighting against Messi and Cristiano eventually you’re gonna get there and I totally feel Highline and NBA are the future of, of the Champions League.
Santiago Leon 34:58
So and not anymore.
Jaime Fernandez 35:00
I mean yeah name are two, but Neymar had a problem he always got injured. I don’t know how he did it.
Santiago Leon 35:06
I don’t know why he gets paid.
Jaime Fernandez 35:08
It’s probably bad luck, but
Santiago Leon 35:10
it is it is. Anyways. Random Poll Question of the day. Hi, ma. What was your favorite Mario video game? And the options are Super Mario World Mario Kart Super Smash Brothers or Super Mario Sunshine. Mario Kart
Jaime Fernandez 35:27
Santiago Leon 35:29
And the tie 5050 with Super Smash Brothers. So yeah,
Jaime Fernandez 35:34
there’s I have a couple of friends. They’re very crazy fans of Ball Super Smash.
Santiago Leon 35:40
Yeah. Mario Kart, man. I think I still been played by everyone today, even like they’re using like the old systems. I think it was. Yeah, Nintendo Nintendo 64. That was probably one of the top top game systems in the day. Right now. PS five is pretty popular. Yeah, I bet but I don’t do FIFA. I don’t do video games because four hours goes by quick.
Jaime Fernandez 36:04
Ad it goes.
Santiago Leon 36:06
Anyways, hi, man. What is the best way to reach you to talk to you about the future of Greece men in Barcelona?
Jaime Fernandez 36:15
Well, just just honestly, the best way to reach me maybe, you know, through Twitter or Instagram. But again, I mean, the best ways is through your tunnel. So if they have any question for me just shoot it through that message to Santiago and he you will get you will get the answer really quick through me.
Santiago Leon 36:35
You know, it’s funny, uh, going back to the beginning of the show athletic go got a good pick with Luis Suarez. That was a great signing.
Jaime Fernandez 36:42
Oh my god. Yeah, massive. Definitely. He keeps his Korean every game.
Santiago Leon 36:46
They go close that they never just never lived up to it.
Jaime Fernandez 36:50
Nobody needs the echo cost anymore. And not even not even more data. Also, I
Santiago Leon 36:57
know forgot about loose wires. 3334 still at the height of this peak. I hope to see him in the MLS one day.
Jaime Fernandez 37:05
Always. It’s funny because people people people saw these year how morata laugh because all No, I want to I want to be in a team that fight the Champions League and I want to, you know, have more minutes to play but you ended up seeing that morata is out of the Champions League. And I don’t know he he’s not like doing crazy goals or a lot of goals. So I if I were if I was morata I will be worried because now you have you know, the the Euro Cup and he probably wants to play the Euro carbons. But he’s not one of the tops. Quite
Santiago Leon 37:45
in Terry Santa, you can reach us at the sports cast at the sports cast one on Twitter, or at the sports cast. dotnet. Tomorrow, we got Victor roadshow and Byron swinging away with the NBA and what happened this past week when the second half of the NBA begins. And of course, NFL free agency will probably have a show on Friday with Ryan Chris to talk about what’s going on with these player signings of free agents. The tray is Russell Wilson, things like that the drama similar to in soccer, and things like that, but wow, wow, so much soccer news. This is like the hot season. The Red Zone when it comes to soccer and really glad to have him because he is so knowledgeable. He knows anything about the Portuguese league to the Second Division in Germany. So anyways, Jaime was a pleasure.
Jaime Fernandez 38:35
Thank you Santiago. Thank you for your invitation. And it’s a pleasure for me also. Viva helping the sport guys.
Santiago Leon 38:43
exactly the best bang Yeah.
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Santiago Leon is the Founder and CEO of the Sports Cast. He covers NFL, NBA, and world soccer. He’s also founder of sleon productions, which he specializes in technology and serves clients with solutions to make their business grow.