Mila Kunis: "We understood that the film would flop"

 The actress explains how the "Matrix" directors' ambitious "Jupiter Ascending" turned into a disaster.

Most actors have one - that big movie that could be as awesome as you want, but tanked hard at the cinema and was seen by everyone.

 

For Mila Kunis, it's "Jupiter Ascending" that sticks out like a black spot on her resume. But what really happened to the "Matrix" directors' spectacular sci-fi film, named one of the big flops of 2015? Money problems happened.

 

The actress says in a new interview that the film's budget was cut shortly before shooting, which was the death knell for the project:

 

- When did we know the film would flop? Before production even started, because our budget was cut in half. We would have actually received twice as much money, and then you can do so much more, explains Kunis.

 

- This type of script has a good story, but also other things that are really spectacular. But for a thousand different reasons that had to do with the studio and other things, the budget was cut, and it became a different film.


The Wachowski sisters still received around 150 million dollars (possibly over 170, according to other sources) to realize their space opera "Jupiter Ascending", based on a completely original idea. Considering Kuni's comment, they had probably expected over 300 thousand - which would have made the film one of the most expensive in film history. (No wonder Warner Bros. got cold feet and decided to stick it out.)

 

But the film backfired by $100 million, and was butchered by critics. The question is, could a higher budget really have saved it?

"Annabelle 3" in progress - this is what the film is about

 The horror sequel has received an official synopsis.

The last time we saw her was in the summer of 2017, in David F. Sandberg's prequel "Annabelle: Creation".

 

Soon, the anything but playful doll Annabelle will be back in the cinema. Thanks to an official synopsis, we now know what the audience can expect from the sequel, where the couple Ed and Lorraine Warren (from the "Conjuring" movies) get tampas with evil spirits in their own home.


To stop Annabelle from destroying more, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren take home the possessed doll. She is to be locked up "in safety" in their locked room with artifacts, behind sacred glass and with the blessing of a priest. But an unholy night of horror awaits when Annabelle brings to life the other evil spirits in the room, who are all on the same goal - Warren's ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.



"Annabelle 3" belongs to the same horror universe as the "Conjuring" movies and this summer's horror movie "The Nun". Creator James Wan has previously revealed the same story during Comic Son:


- Annabelle activates all the possessed artifacts in the room. So it's like "Night at the Museum", with Annabelle!


The new film is written and directed by horror writer Gary Dauberman, who previously wrote "The Conjuring 2", "The Nun" and "It". Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return, albeit only in supporting roles. The duo are also ready for participation in the future "The Conjuring 3".


The third Annabelle film (which does not yet have an official title) will have its American cinema premiere on July 3, 2019.

"Zack Snyder's Justice League" is divided into six chapters

 Quite helpful if you prefer to watch the four-hour movie as a miniseries.

Do you remember when Zack Snyder announced that his cut version of "Justice League" would be released as a miniseries in four episodes? That idea was quickly scrapped, and what we will see on HBO Nordic in just two weeks is a feature film with an emphasis on long - the superhero party clocks in at a full 4 hours and 2 minutes.

But the idea of a miniseries seems to have followed, because the film is divided into clear chapters. I've seen it and can confirm that "Zack Snyder's Justice League" consists of six chapters and an epilogue. After a few minutes of introduction and subtitles, the first text sign appears.

Four hours of DC action certainly feels sickly luxurious to many, but somewhat impractical to others. Would you rather divide the film into two sessions? Turn off just when part 4 is about to begin, which is about halfway into the story.



Roland Emmerich and Co.: The film world mourns the loss of David Brenner

 

Film editor David Brenner was only 59 years old. (Image: MICHAEL GERMANA / STAR MAX/ImageCollect)

Hollywood mourns the loss of one of its most successful film editors: David Brenner (1962-2022) died on February 17 at the age of 59 in West Hollywood, California. This was confirmed by his wife Amber "The Hollywood Reporter". His death has sparked a wave of grief on social media. Many of Brenner's famous colleagues also spoke up, most notably Zack Snyder (55).

Zack Snyder and Roland Emmerich mourn

The two have worked together numerous times, including the films Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). "Devastated by the news of the loss of my dear friend and colleague David Brenner... kindest man, loving father and husband, talented artist... you are deeply missed," Snyder wrote on Vero.


Director Roland Emmerich (66), with whom Brenner worked on the films "Independence Day" (1996), "Der Patriot" (2000) and "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004), shared his grief via Facebook: "Our Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Amber, Anna, Haider and Sasha on the sad and tragic death of Oscar winner David Brenner, a beloved husband and father, and a dear and very gifted friend."


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"Avatar" film project with James Cameron and Jon Landau

Until shortly before his death, Brenner worked with James Cameron (67) and Jon Landau (61) on the editing of the "Avatar" sequels. "We have lost a very dear member of the Avatar family, David Brenner, an extraordinary editor of the Avatar sequels. Our hearts go out to his wife Amber and their children Annie, Haider," they both tweeted and Sasha. His talent, compassion and friendship will be truly missed."



In Hollywood, Brenner was an extremely popular and successful film editor. In 1990, he shared an Academy Award for Best Editing with Joe Hutshing for the film Born on the Fourth of July. 

Lewandowski with doubts about Haaland and Mbappé

 

Lewandowski with doubts about Haaland and Mbappé

Robert Lewandowski has expressed doubts about whether Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland can follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. (NEWS: All current information about the Bundesliga)

The Argentine and the Portuguese had dominated world football for years. Some observers are now also predicting such a future for Haaland and Mbappé. Lewandowksi is still skeptical.



Lewandowski: Mbappé and Haaland not at the level of Messi and Ronaldo
"They have what it takes, but who knows if there won't be other strikers in the next two or three years," said the Pole in an interview with France Football. "I can't imagine them dominating international football like Messi and Ronaldo have for the last 12 years." (DATA: Bundesliga results and fixture list)

Messi and Ronaldo made history "by winning all kinds of trophies. I think there will be several players competing to be the best in the world over the next ten years.” (DATA: Bundesliga results and fixture list)

Nevertheless, Lewandowski distributed praise to the two youngsters. While Haaland is "fast, explosive and technically very strong" with a lot of self-confidence and "a wide range of qualities", Mbappé has "an immense callousness in front of goal" and is "brilliant with both feet".

Lewandowski was not the winner of the world footballer election organized by France Football last year. Instead, Messi had won.

On Saturday, the 33-year-old lost 4-2 with Bayern at VfL Bochum.


Short track: Gold for Hungary Liu

Short track: Gold for Hungary Liu

 Hungarian short tracker Shaoang Liu has won the 500m race at the Beijing Winter Olympics.


The 23-year-old won the short distance on Sunday ahead of Konstantin Iwlijew (ROC) and Canadian Steven Dubois. It was Liu's third medal in China after bronze in the 1000m and mixed relay.


The Netherlands had previously celebrated gold. The women's relay around 1000 m Olympic champion Suzanne Schulting, who also won her third medal in Beijing, prevailed over South Korea and China.


German starters did not take part in either race.

Fifth Olympic gold: "Toboggan Mama" Geisenberger triumphs in front of Berreiter

 

Fifth Olympic gold: "Toboggan Mama" Geisenberger triumphs in front of Berreiter

Natalie Geisenberger stayed cool on her record hunt. The "toboggan mom" glided through the Yanqing ice track as if on rails, passed the exit of the treacherous curve 13 a fourth time without any problems - and was welcomed at the finish by the jubilant German delegation. With all her experience, the record world champion raced to her fifth (!) gold medal at the Winter Games and now has her sights set on an Olympic record.

Debutante Anna Berreiter rounded off the strong German result with silver. Team D had already celebrated a double victory in Pyeongchang 2018 and Sochi 2014 with Geisenberger at the top, since 1998 the Olympic champions in the women's singles have always come from Germany. After Johannes Ludwig's triumph in the men's category, the German lugers, used to success, celebrated their second gold medal in China.

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The fact that Julia Taubitz ultimately missed the podium by a long way came as no surprise on Tuesday: After her fall the day before, the world champion fought her way up a few places to seventh place, but ultimately she was only convincing in two of four runs. Bronze went to ROC athlete Tatjana Ivanova.

With her fifth coup, in 2014 and 2018, she also won in the team, Geisenberger caught up with Claudia Pechstein after gold medals. If the German relay wins the team competition on Thursday, the 34-year-old would even leave the speed skater behind after Olympic victories and become the most successful German winter Olympian.

But what Geisenberger means a lot more: After the birth of her son Leo in May 2020, she made it back to the top of the world. After giving birth, the Bavarian quickly returned to world-class level. In Yanqing she remained almost flawless and also celebrated a victory over her own fear.

Remarkably honestly, the best female tobogganer in history spoke about her respect for curve 13, in front of this treacherous section of the world's longest toboggan run at 1475 m. Here Taubitz fell in the second round the day before, Geisenberger had the same fate in the World Cup in November and in the penultimate training session.

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"I wasn't nervous about the race, but about the curve down there," Geisenberger reported halfway through the race. Men's Olympic champion Ludwig described the point that lifts many sleds out of the wrong direction due to the round throat as an "executioner".

But Geisenberger, who also wore a necklace with her son's hand and footprints around her neck as a lucky charm during the race, kept her nerve - as did Berreiter. The 22-year-old, a passionate late sleeper, stayed wide awake in all four runs and rewarded herself with her biggest success to date.

Taubitz, on the other hand, who cursed after repeated mistakes in the third run ("So Eine Scheisse"), has to wait at least four years for her big moment on the Olympic stage. The changing of the guard in the German team did not take place in China. Olympia's queen of the ice rink remains: Natalie Geisenberger.

NBA: Wagner brothers lose to Grizzlies with Orlando

 

NBA: Wagner brothers lose to Grizzlies with Orlando

Despite a good performance, the Wagner brothers suffered another defeat in the North American professional basketball league NBA. In the 115:135 against the Memphis Grizzlies, rookie Franz Wagner scored 15 points, his older brother Moritz contributed nine points and five rebounds. Before that, the young Magic team had all won the last three home games.

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The Florida franchise continues to have the worst record in the league with 12 wins and 42 losses. Recently, however, Orlando has improved significantly and won four of the last seven games. National player Franz Wagner, who has not scored in double digits three times in 36 games since the end of November, played a large part in this.

Ski jumper Althaus leads and reaches for gold

 

Ski jumper Althaus leads and reaches for gold

Ski jumper Katharina Althaus (Oberstdorf) has her sights set on the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing and thus the first German precious metal. The 25-year-old silver medalist from Pyeongchang 2018 leads after the first round on the normal hill with a jump of 105.5 m and 121.1 points ahead of Slovenian Ursa Bogataj.

Bogataj jumped further with 108.0 m, but had better conditions and only got 118.0 points. Converted, Althaus' lead is around one and a half meters. Nika Kriznar (113.9 points) and World Champion Ema Klinec (112.1 points) also placed third and fourth place for Slovenia.

The second best German is Pauline Hessler (Lauscha) with 89.5 m (80.9 points) in 21st place. Juliane Seyfarth (Ruhla) is in 23rd place with 86.0 m (78.7 points). Selina Freitag (Aue) came in 28th with 80.0 m (69.8 points).

The Norwegian Pyeongchang Olympic champion Maren Lundby is completely suspended this winter, Austria's World Cup leader Marita Kramer had tested positive for Corona shortly before the games and is therefore missing.

Olympic downhill: Sander receives the last start ticket

 

Olympic downhill: Sander receives the last start ticket

Vice world champion Andreas Sander gets the fourth and last German starting ticket for the Olympic downhill in Beijing. The 32-year-old is preferred to Simon Jocher (25). This was announced by head coach Christian Schwaiger after the final training session for the race on Sunday (11:00 a.m. OZ/4:00 a.m. CET) had to be canceled due to the wind.

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Actually, the duel between Sander and Jocher should have decided the fourth starter alongside Romed Baumann, Josef Ferstl and Dominik Schwaiger. Head coach Schwaiger found it "a shame" that "Mother Nature" prevented this duel, but called the decision in favor of Sander "very clear". In addition to the training on Saturday, the decisive factors were the world rankings and the World Cup standings in the supreme discipline.

Sander's relief after the last few difficult weeks was "very great". For Sunday he is confident: "The fact that I was beaten in the last race doesn't mean that I can't compete for medals - I believe I can do that."

However, wind is also expected in the medal fight, there is a risk of a lottery. In addition, some athletes were annoyed that the third test run was canceled after three drivers, including top favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde from Norway and two-time Olympic champion Matthias Mayer (Austria). The others were only allowed to inspect the slope - a disadvantage.

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Palmeiras does two-hour training on the second day in Abu Dhabi

 

Verdão players during team training for the World Cup, in Abu Dhabi (Photo: Fabio Menotti/Palmeiras)

Two hours of work. That was the time that Palmeiras' second day of training for the Club World Cup lasted, during the early hours of this Friday (4), at the Zayed Sports City stadium, in Abu Dhabi.

The work was led by coach Abel Ferreira.

After the warm-up, the players were distributed on the turf in areas demarcated by stakes, and then they did tactical positional work of exchanging passes and building the game.

The only absence was that of goalkeeper Vinicius Silvestre, who tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival in the country and was promptly isolated from the rest of the delegation at the hotel.

In the second part of training, the squad was divided into two teams for tactical transition work, specific moves and positioning. The activity also included some set pieces and shots, among other aspects of the game.

The team will perform an activity in the afternoon at the hotel's gym.

The next training on the field will be this Saturday (5), again at Zayed Sports City Stadium. The debut in the Club World Cup will be in the semi-final this Tuesday (8), at 13:30 (GMT), against the winner of Al Ahly-EGI or Monterrey-MEX, who will face each other on Saturday (5)

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With Marinho's brilliance and Vitinho's recital, Flamengo wins in Paulo Sousa's debut

Marinho celebrates his first goal with the Flamengo shirt (Photo: Gilvan de Souza/CR Flamengo)

The first 90 minutes of Flamengo under the command of Paulo Sousa were divided between new ideas for the defense and good responses from the attacking men. In the debut of the main squad, the Portuguese coach started work with a reserve team, which presented itself with three defenders behind and in front, betting on Marinho, newcomer reinforcement and character of the 3-0 victory over Boavista, in Volta Round.

Not only for one of the goals, but also for the dedication, Marinho had an exciting performance, but he only played in the first half. In the second half, Paulo Sousa shot Gabigol alongside Pedro, and launched Everton Ribeiro in a different position, in place of Renê. The team created new alternatives and expanded. In the rhythm of an old acquaintance and sometimes persecuted: Vitinho.

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The striker created the plays and assisted not only Marinho, but also Pedro and Gabigol, who completed the scoring in the second half. The main difficulty was not in the young Noga and Cleiton, who played alongside defender Gustavo Henrique and later David Luiz. And yes in the transition, responsibility of Thiago Maia and João Gomes. When Aaron took the boy's place, the team had more consistency.

From what he sent to the field between one time and another, Paulo Sousa indicated that he will implement the system he used in previous works. A 3-4-3 with the ball and a line of 4 without it to defend. In this scenario, competition is fierce.

Against a fragile opponent, Flamengo was little pressured, and the balls reached the midfielders and wings without difficulty. The plays changed between Vitinho and João Gomes and Matheuzinho and Marinho, with an initial emphasis on the second pair on the right.

But it was Vitinho who skillfully created the first chances, which Pedro wasted. On the left wing, Vitinho insisted until he found Marinho to open the scoring. Shirt 11 gave depth, but floated inside, and also played the best role in the second half. When Éverton Ribeiro replaced Renê, Vitinho grew even more and served Pedro, who finally completed with perfection.

With the advantage, Paulo Sousa made another experiment. He took out Pedro and released Rodinei to play on the left wing. With that, Everton Ribeiro returned to the original position, on the right, and Gabigol was in charge of the attack. Shirt 9 wasted some chances when he was open on the right, and had little interaction with Pedro. But when his teammate left, he left his own, positioning himself in the middle of the area to receive a precise pass from Vitinho.

Ecuador and Uruguay are closer to Qatar, and Peru in the repechage zone

Sports Writing, Feb 1 (EFE) .- The teams of Ecuador and Uruguay were this Tuesday closer to the World Cup in Qatar and Peru clung to fifth place that gives them the option of a playoff on the sixteenth and penultimate date of the qualifiers that left minimal options for Chile and very few for Colombia.

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Brazil thrashed and eliminated Paraguay while raising their lead to 39 points, and Argentina reached 35.

In search of the last two direct places, Ecuador advances with greater possibility, which added 25 points, and Uruguay, which reached 22.The pupils of Gustavo Alfaro, who tied with Brazil 1-1 on Thursday at the altitude of Quito, and with the same result stopped Peru in Lima on Tuesday, are already thinking of Qatar from third place.

Uruguay, one of the biggest beneficiaries by adding 22 integers, after its 0-1 victory over Paraguay and the 4-1 thrashing of bottom side Venezuela in Montevideo climbed to fourth place under the guidance of its new coach, Diego Alonso.

Peru took a giant step by beating Colombia on Friday in Barranquilla and, although it lost 2 units this Tuesday in the 1-1 draw against Ecuador, it clings to fifth place, which leaves it in the playoff zone.

Chile, another that fished in a troubled river, got up after Thursday's defeat against Argentina at the altitude of Calama and with a brace from Alexis Sánchez and a great goal from Marcelino Núñez sealed a 2-3 victory over Bolivia at the altitude of Peace.

La Roja was 19 points closer to the playoff zone with two games to go.


Bolivia, on the other hand, mortgaged all its options to qualify for Qatar and settled in eighth place with 15 points.

In Belo Horizonte, the Canarinha thrashed Paraguay 4-0, maintaining their distance as the sole leader and condemning their rival, already eliminated from Qatar, to penultimate place.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto's men have only added 13 points in the qualifying rounds and have already said goodbye to Qatar.

Argentina left Colombia on the verge of elimination with a goal by Lautaro Martínez at the Marío Alberto Kempes stadium in Córdoba, which gave a shovelful of dirt to the aspirations of the Cafeteros to play the World Cup in Qatar.

The Colombian team arrived affected in its aspirations by losing on Friday in Barranquilla by 0-1 against Peru. Today it fell again without any type of argument to disturb the Albiceleste, who played with a squad of new values.

Colombia fell to seventh place with 17 points, far from the four direct qualifying places and the fifth, which grants the right to play a playoff.

Lautaro Martínez reached 7 goals and overtook the Brazilian Neymar in second place among the scorers in the South American qualifiers. The top scorer is, at the moment with 10, the Bolivian Marcelo Martins Moreno.

In the seventeenth and penultimate date of the South American qualifiers, which will be played on March 24, Brazil will host Chile, Paraguay will host Ecuador, Colombia will host Bolivia, Argentina will host Venezuela and Uruguay will host Peru.


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Brazilian team convinces and thrashes Paraguay in the Qualifiers

Brazil players celebrate the goal scored by Antony (Photo: Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)


The Brazilian team did not give Paraguay a chance to pass the Mineirão. With goals from Raphinha, Coutinho, Antony and Rodrygo, Tite's men left Gigante da Pampulha with a 4-0 victory this Tuesday in a match in which there was room for the team to demonstrate space for exchanges of passes and display football. for the World Cup qualifiers.


The canarian team returns to play for the competition in March, when it faces Chile and Bolivia in the final stretch of the competition.


GOAL? VAR ENTERS THE SCENE


Two minutes were enough for the Selection to swing the net. Daniel Alves took a lateral and, in the left of a split between Matheus Cunha and an opponent Raphinha advanced to the area. The attacker was calm to finish the cross. The ball hit the post and went in.


However, the euphoria did not last long. Referee Facundo Tello responded to a VAR signal to analyze the play. After five minutes of waiting, he reviewed the bid on the monitor and disallowed the goal by a touch of the hand of shirt 19.


FROM PRESSURE TO... NOW YES, GOAL!


The disallowed goal did not dampen the Brazilian momentum. After the ball was thrown by Matheus Cunha, Vinicius Júnior went down the left and made the release. Raphinha, under the goalpost, tried to complete it, but finished with a shin and saw the ball go up with an empty goal.


Lucas Paquetá and Coutinho took the opportunity to exchange passes with the players in front and helped Brazil press Paraguay. However, when it was time to conclude, they bumped into conclusions.


Until, at 27, the long-awaited goal came. Marquinhos launched. Raphinha, coolly, fixed the ball, broke away from the marking and hit Antony Silva's corner.


MANY, MANY CHANCES...


Aguerrida, Tite's team continued to go ahead. Vinicius Júnior stretched Alex Telles, who filled his foot but saw the ball stop outside the net. Coutinho tried a header and the ball went wide.


On the counterattack, shirt 11 opened the way for the Real Madrid forward to advance on the left. Matheus Cunha received a pass and kicked in a treacherous way, scaring the Paraguayan goalkeeper. Then Coutinho took a free-kick and made Antony Silva do his best to avoid the second Brazilian goal. Matheus Cunha still almost scored a thigh goal in stoppage time. On Paraguay's side, the only chance came after a blunder between Thiago Silva and Ederson, but the attack didn't take advantage of it.


LEFT SPACE


At half-time, coach Guillermo Schelotto sacked the two Paraguayan sides. However, he couldn't hold the breath of the canarian team's wingers. Right at the beginning, Vinicius Júnior broke free and made the crossing. Raphinha appeared free in the small area and filled his foot, but the ball landed on the post.


Then, Alex Telles crossed and Matheus Cunha appeared between the defenders to head. The ball passed close to the post. Coutinho took advantage of a flash and launched Lucas Paquetá. Shirt 10 fixed his chest and finished by covering, but he sent it out. Philippe Coutinho still gave a low kick and saw Antony Silva fit. Paraguay still rehearsed a reaction in an attempt to Escobar, but the side sinned in concluding.


COUTINHO MAKES THE GOAL OF THE OUTRAGE!


It was up to Coutinho to score the second Brazilian goal of the match. After Marquinhos, shirt 11 took advantage of a gap, killed him in the chest and finished at Antony Silva's angle. A goal that increased the fans' confidence in his return to the Selection.


THERE'S BREATH!


Tite's men kept their breath even with the changes. Antony served and Paquetá finished on top of the goalkeeper. The Ajax player also gave Bruno Guimarães a pass to finish close to the post. Rodrygo filled his foot and the ball bounced back. In the spare, Daniel Alves made Antony Silva bend over backwards to avoid the goal.


DESIGNED WIN


The Brazilian team turned the victory into a rout in the final stretch. Everton Ribeiro opened play and Antony hit a cross, with no chance for Antony Silva at 40.


Two minutes later, Antony launches Bruno Guimarães, who stretches the play for Rodrygo to emerge free. The rout was enshrined to the delight of the Mineirão crowd.

Expectation for internal and classic definitions against Fluminense, Vasco and Flamengo: Botafogo's February

 February reserves emotions for Botafogo. The second month of 2022, which begins this Tuesday, brings to light three classics for the team led by Enderson Moreira. Off the field, there is the expectation that the final step towards the sale of SAF will be taken and John Textor will sign the definitive contract.


With a win and a draw in the State so far, Alvinegro even tries to find the best form on the field and understands that each match will be a way to improve the rapport between the players. In this context, February can be useful: there will be six games.

Not all dates are confirmed yet due to uncertainties about the stages of the duels, but the trend is that Enderson Moreira has only one week free for training in the month - precisely the last days of February. Initially, the calendar brings appointments with little slack between days.

Tests will also be targeted. Botafogo will face Fluminense, Vasco and Fluminense in a sequence of ten days - again, if there is no change in the dates due to a change in logistics. Alvinegro will have the three classics practically in one shot.

But the month will not be based only on football. There is the expectation that John Textor will sign the definitive contract and become, in fact, the buyer of 90% of the Botafogo SAF. Recently, he signed the mutual agreement, allowing the bridge loan of R$ 50 million. The definitive bond is the "last house" of negotiations.

Contracts are studied from both sides and the tendency is for a happy ending. André Chame, spokesperson for the negotiations between Botafogo and John Textor, stated that the projection was that everything would be resolved by February 28.


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Foot - Cup - Nice - Christophe Galtier (Nice) after qualifying against PSG: "A very good performance"



Christophe Galtier, the coach of Nice, was necessarily satisfied after the qualification won by his men at the Parc des Princes, Monday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France (0-0, 6-5 on tab). “In what state of mind did you find the players? Euphoric or in the idea of ​​going to the end?

Both. But before going to the end we will have to beat Marseille anyway. It's a very good performance. We were able to seize the opportunity to play a very weakened PSG with the injured, the players in selection. Paris, with its technical quality, requires a lot of effort. It was good in that sense. It was better with the use of the ball compared to the Championship match but not enough. We had opportunities to bring the big danger on the Parisian goal but we negotiated them badly, perhaps by haste, or fatigue in the second half. With the entry of Kylian (Mbappé) who always puts a lot of pressure, we were able to resist. "I wanted Marcin to have benchmarks if he were to enter the Championship" Is the objective to win the title?

We know the relationship between Paris and the Coupe de France. Before going to get this trophy which is in my eyes the most beautiful, there is Marseille which presents itself. In a little over a week we will have a very intense match against OM who also have a great history with this trophy. There will be a great atmosphere. But before that there is the Championship and Clermont, we will have to continue. read also PSG-Nice notes: Icardi in deadweight, Bulka as a hero Why did you choose Marcin Bulka for the goal? How did you find his performance?

I needed to see him in a game with a bigger opponent than Cholet. I told both goalkeepers that I was not giving the competition to just one. The difference is that Walter (Benitez) didn't have the Covid and could be out. I wanted Marcin to have benchmarks if he were to enter the Championship. I found him calm, serene, quite sure of himself when taking the ball. Then there is the penalty shootout. As much as she is not specially prepared for shooters, as much for Marcin, Nicolas Dehon (Gym goalkeeper coach), who is a former PSG player, has a lot of data on shooters. He prepared it with great professionalism. A word on Dante's Panenka. You said that Gouiri's in Nice annoyed you a bit...

I said that in Metz, the ground was difficult and that you need good ground to succeed. We give benchmarks, but after that it's the feeling. I haven't seen Dante take a penalty in training once, not even this week (smile). It is an exercise that is so special. Andy who always marks his own, tonight he is stopped. » read also Nice qualifies for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France against PSG on penalties

Bayern future? Nübel consultant reveals the plan

 


Alexander Nübel's advisor has commented on his client's plans for his future after speculation recently arose that the goalkeeper's loan from FC Bayern to AS Monaco could come to an end prematurely

"I assume that he will also play in Monaco next season and that a decision will be made about his future at FC Bayern in early 2023," emphasized Stefan Backs in the evening newspaper.

The loan deal between the German champions and the Ligue 1 club ends in the summer of 2023 - at the same time as Manuel Neuer's contract.

Does Neuer extend Bayern and influence Nübel?

However, the number one of the record champions is about to extend his contract until 2025. Should this happen, this could also have an impact on Nübel's future.

"Of course it doesn't make sense for Alex to sit behind Neuer on the bench," explained Backs.

Nübel, who switched from FC Schalke 04 to the Isar in 2020, joined the Monegasque after a first season with hardly any playing time. The 25-year-old is the first-choice goalkeeper there and conceded 26 goals in 22 games.

"I already said when he came from Schalke that he wasn't ready for Bayern," said the former goalkeeper in kicker and spoke of a "stupid decision".

Wagner brothers shock Doncic and Mavs



With a total of 32 points, shooting star Franz Wagner and his brother Moritz contributed to the surprising victory of the Orlando Magic over the Dallas Mavericks.

The laggards at the bottom of the Eastern Conference won against the Texans, who had been in good form recently, 110:108. For Orlando, it was the second win in a row, but only the 11th in the NBA's 51st game of the season. (DATA: NBA results and schedule)

Luka Doncic provided the big show, scoring the 43rd triple double (34 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists) of his career. Side note: When they last met, Doncic badly insulted opponent Moritz Wagner.

Like another German, his brother was instrumental in the decision: Franz Wagner shot the basket and gave Orlando the lead 109:108. Maximilian Kleber then lost the ball and shortly before the end missed the chance for the Mavericks to win.

Hartenstein cheers with the Clippers

With 18 points, Franz Wagner was the second-best thrower on his team behind Chuma Okeke (19). Moritz Wagner got 14 points, Kleber just six points. Dallas missed Kristaps Porzingis with a knee injury. (NEWS: All current information about the NBA)

Isiah Hartenstein scored seven points in his Los Angeles Clippers' 115:90 against the Charlotte Hornets, and the youngster also collected six rebounds. With a record of 26 wins and 26 losses, the Clippers moved closer to Dallas (29-22) in seventh place in the West. (DATA: All tables of the NBA)

The Phoenix Suns remain the undisputed leader and the best team in the NBA. The 115:110 at the San Antonio Spurs was their tenth win in a row and already their 40th success (9 losses) this season.


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Wolfsburg also gives up Guilavogui


Midfielder Joshua Guilavogui is moving from the Bundesliga club to French relegation candidates Girondins Bordeaux.

Lower Saxony confirmed the return of the 31-year-old to his home country after seven and a half years with the wolves on Sunday.

Wolfsburg did not provide any information on the amount of the fee for his ex-captain, who still had a contract with VfL until 2023 and is said to have been on the wish list for the Turkish record champions Galatasaray Istanbul.

According to SPORT1 information, Wout Weghorst has also left the Wolves, the striker signs with Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Max Kruse, on the other hand, returns unexpectedly: the striker is leaving Bundesliga club Union Berlin and is playing again for Lower Saxony after five and a half years.


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Home game in the Super Bowl: Rams meet the Bengals


Los Angeles (SID) - Home game for the Los Angeles Rams in the 56th Super Bowl: After beating Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Californians also won the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers (20:17) and attacked on 13. February at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood after the NFL crown. Opponents in the game for the most important football title in the world are surprisingly the Cincinnati Bengals.


The team from Ohio prevailed against the favorite Kansas City Chiefs 27:24 after overtime and made it into the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989. Kicker Evan McPherson scored the decisive field goal. The Chiefs had won the Super Bowl with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2020 and only failed in the final last year at the Buccaneers.

The Rams were down 7-17 against San Francisco before quarterback Matthew Stafford turned the game around with a touchdown pass. After Tampa Bay 2021, they are the second team in NFL history with a home game for the Super Bowl. The German professional Mark Nzeocha, who was recently called up to the 49ers team, was not used on Sunday.

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