Teagle failed to turn a corner and running into a fence outlining the spectators’ area less than 100 meters from the end of the race. However, Méntrida set a high example of sportsmanship and came to a halt at the finish line, Diego himself finished third and instead of winning a bronze medal, he gave the opponent a chance. On this unique initiative, the management of ‘Santander Triathlon 2020’ also awarded the honorary third position, bronze medal and prize money to Diego Manderida.
When Spanish triathlete Diego Méntriga noticed that British triathlete James Teagle went the wrong way before finish line of Santander Triathlon,Mentriga waited for him so he could take what he says is his deserved 3rd place.“He was in front of me the whole time.He deserved it.” pic.twitter.com/5Mo52QZ3rJ— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) September 19, 2020
The champions looked rusty and particularly toothless up front, barely creating any chances of note in either half as Karim Benzema found little support in Brazilian teenage forwards Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.
Sociedad looked more likely to score in either half, with Sweden forward Alexander Isak forcing Real keeper Thibaut Courtois to save with his feet before flashing a shot narrowly over the bar before halftime.
Lively winger Ander Barrenetxea was inches away from breaking the deadlock early in the second period but fired just wide of the far post.
Benzema missed Real’s best chance of the first half when he lost his footing as he rounded goalkeeper Alex Remiro and later saw a goal-bound shot blocked by a dive from Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo.
Madrid keeper Courtois said he was pleased with his side’s performance all in all.
“We’re happy with how organised we were and how we didn’t allow them many chances but the problem was that we couldn’t score, we struggled to complete our final passes,” he said.
“We were looking strong even though it was our first game, we played with a high level of intensity although we found it more difficult in the second half but in general we can be happy with how our first game has gone.”
Real spent their brief close season moving on a number of unwanted players such as Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Achraf Hakimi and Sergio Reguilon but the only new additions were returning loanees Martin Odegaard and defender Alvaro Odriozola.
Odegaard started against Sociedad, where he had a highly successful spell last season, but Real were unable to properly command the middle of the park without Casemiro, who started on the bench before coming on in the second half.
Substitute Marvin, 20, could have had a dream Madrid debut when a chance fell his way after coming on but failed to keep his composure.
Sociedad’s David Silva made his first La Liga appearance in a decade when he came on as a substitute in the second half.
Zimbabwe are scheduled to play in October /November with the three-match ODI series likely to be played in Multan while the three T20Is will be played in Rawalpindi. Earlier this week, ZC Chairman also confirmed that the official announcement of Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan would be announced soon. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is busy creating a bio-secure bubble and the series is likely to be played behind closed doors. Zimbabwe training squad Faraz Akram, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Peter Moor, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams
Preparations for @ZimCricketv’s proposed limited-overs tour to Pakistan are set to intensify this week with this provisional squad of 25 called up for a training camp in Harare starting on Tuesday . . . #TrainingCamp | #PAKvZIM | #BowlOutCovid pic.twitter.com/4uNZMBjS0D— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) September 20, 2020