Julio Salinas Notes of the Week, by Julio Salinas

10 Recognition deserved to Pedri

Although right now he is paying the extra effort of many months competing without stopping, Pedri has lived another historic moment this week, being distinguished with the Golden Boy Award, awarded by the newspaper ‘Tuttosport’, happening in the list of winners neither more nor less than to Erling Haaland. A more than deserved recognition of the emergence on the international stage of a footballer who can become a phenomenon of European football.

9 One more record for a super-athlete

Kilian Jornet continues to accumulate records and last September he took the best record in the vertical kilometer, although it has not been made public until now, through a video of a commercial brand. The athlete from Montellà i Martinet saved the 1,000-meter drop in a course of about 2 kilometers with a time of 28:48. In 2017, the Italian Philip Gotsch had registered the fastest time in a vertical kilometer (28:53), a 1,920 meter course in La Fully (Switzerland). It is a mystery how many records Jornet will want to accumulate.

5 They scold Iniesta for advertising cryptocurrencies

Curious scolding Andrés Iniesta by the National Securities Market Commission. The crack manchego announced this week on Twitter his beginning in the world of cryptocurrencies and the CNMV, neither short nor lazy, reacted with another tweet in which he recommended to inform himself well before investing “or recommend others to do so” about the risks of crypto assets, because they are not regulated.

2 A shame of victory for Benfica

The Portuguese League forced Os Belenenses to play with nine against Benfica, as they did not have more players available due to Covid. Only one of them from the first team. The others, from the subsidiary and also two of them goalkeepers: one served as defense. 0-7 at half-time and then two players stayed in the locker room and a third was injured at the start of the second half, so the game was over. The League, which gave Benfica the winner, did not want to postpone the match after the Health Directorate did not suspend it.

0 The bitter tragedy the feast of the Marchamalo

What had to be a party in Marchamalo (Guadalajara) has turned into a tragedy. El Marchamalo, from Second RFEF, was making preparations for its La Solana stadium to face Valladolid in the Copa del Rey when the death of two workers who were working on conditioning for the crash was announced. Despite all the illusion that the arrival of a professional team had caused to face the local team, the party has been completely overshadowed.

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