Lucas Torreira caps Arsenal’s comeback in 4-2 derby win over 10-man Spurs

first_img 5 Papastathopoulos 16 Holding 8 Winks Read more Facebook 14 Aubameyang Substitutes 16 Walker-Peters Share on Messenger Pinterest 24 Aurier There was controversy when Spurs went ahead. Son had sprinted through again and Rob Holding jumped into a risky tackle but, when Son checked back, there was no contact from the Arsenal defender on him. Mike Dean still awarded the penalty and, after further arguments between rival players, Kane converted for his eighth goal in eight games against Arsenal. He has equalled Emmanuel Adebayor’s scoring record in north London derbies.Mustafi hit the crossbar with a looping header in first-half stoppage time but Spurs were in the ascendancy and Emery made his double substitution at the interval. Arsenal were level soon enough. Bellerín curved a ball in behind Vertonghen and Ramsey twisted to hook it inside for Aubameyang. The striker bent a precision first-time finish inside the near post.Amid the bedlam it was easy to forget the sub-plot of Mesut Özil’s absence. Arsenal said that the playmaker had felt another of his back spasms but there was nevertheless plenty of eye-rolling when the teamsheets landed. It was easy to wonder whether Özil would have worked in Emery’s starting 3-4-2-1 formation. 1 Cech Spurs Spurs face FA inquiry after fan throws banana skin at Arsenal’s Aubameyang match reports Match stats 4 Alderweireld Fouls 34 Xhaka 16 Arsenal Off target 5 Spurs 5 Arsenal On target 5 Spurs Read more Share on Facebook 8 5 27 Lucas Moura 20 Alli The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. It felt as though Arsenal might struggle to maintain the intensity and Spurs roared back into the game, turning it on its head before half-time. Alli had started off the left but he regularly tucked in behind Harry Kane and Son Heung-min and the visitors gained a foothold. Son showed his pace and threat with a series of darts, two of which saw him test Bernd Leno from tight angles.The equaliser came from a Christian Eriksen free-kick, whipped in towards the near post, and it was a horror moment for Leno as he allowed Dier’s flick header to bounce, rear up above his hands and squirm inside the near post. 20 Mustafi Corners Lineups 19 Leno Share on LinkedIn Spurs flickered at the start of the second half, with Kane twice going close, but Arsenal – and Emery – turned the screw after the equaliser. Mustafi was denied by a goalline clearance by Alli and, after Son had tested Leno following a Bellerín error, Emery swapped Mustafi for Guendouzi and went to the midfield diamond.Ramsey initiated Arsenal’s third goal when he robbed the dawdling Foyth and found Lacazette. There was fortune because the striker was slipping as he shot – there was also the deflection off Dier – and the best day of Arsenal’s season was complete when Torreira rolled away from Dier on to Aubameyang’s pass and shot into the corner. Arsenal extended their remarkable unbeaten run in all competitions to 19 matches but now they have their statement victory. Unai Emery and his re-energerised team have built momentum and belief during the sequence, although they had not been able to beat a Big Six Premier League rival.That changed on a wild afternoon in north London when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his dead-eyed scoring exploits and Arsenal fought back from 2-1 down to register yet another come-from-behind win. 41 59 (s 46′) TOT41ARS59% Aubameyang got the equaliser for 2-2 – his second of the game – and he has now scored with his last 10 shots on target in the league. It was the substitute, Alexandre Lacazette, who put Arsenal in front with a shot that deflected off Eric Dier after a lapse from Juan Foyth and the outstanding Lucas Torreira added the gloss with his first goal in Arsenal colours.Tottenham’s frustration was complete when Jan Vertonghen jumped into a rash challenge on Lacazette to earn a second yellow card on 85 minutes. They will reflect on how they had stabilised after Aubameyang’s early penalty only to be overrun towards the end. Mauricio Pochettino mentioned fatigue as a factor, in the wake of his team’s Champions League exertions against Internazionale last Wednesday. After six straight wins in all competitions this was a jolt.Emery deserved credit for how he reacted at 2-1 down, making bold attacking changes, the first of which saw Aaron Ramsey and a second striker, Lacazette, come on for the second half. At 2-2 Emery moved to a 4-4-2 diamond midfield system and, on each occasion, the dividends were immediate.It was a rip-roaring derby, in which tempers were never far from boiling point and the atmosphere pulsed from the first whistle. Things spilled over after Dier had equalised for 1-1 when some of the Arsenal substitutes took exception to the Tottenham midfielder’s celebrations with his teammates. Stephan Lichtsteiner appeared to tap Dier and, as projectiles were thrown from the stand, players in red and white came together in a mass confrontation.Ramsey, who was then off the field, had to be pulled apart from Dele Alli while another Arsenal substitute, Mattéo Guendouzi, rowed with Jesús Pérez, the Spurs assistant manager. There was plenty of pushing and shoving. Pochettino had run up the touchline to act as a peacemaker.Arsenal started at breakneck pace and the touchpaper was lit when Aubameyang opened the scoring from the penalty spot and celebrated in front of the away supporters, who pelted him with missiles, including – most regrettably – a banana skin. The penalty was awarded when Vertonghen touched Granit Xhaka’s free-kick away from Shkodran Mustafi with his hand. Vertonghen was booked for the offence.Arsenal were irrepressible in the opening 20 minutes, with Sead Kolasinac, in particular, making inroads from left wing-back. He cut one cross back for Alex Iwobi, who forced Hugo Lloris into a smart save with his legs. Moments later the other wing-back, Héctor Bellerín, saw a volley at the far post blocked by Ben Davies. Tottenham Hotspur Possession 17 Iwobi 11 Torreira Share on Twitter 4 Elneny 23 Eriksen (s 71′) 1 Lloris (s 79′) 12 Lichtsteiner 13 16 8 Ramsey 21 Foyth 5 Vertonghen 3 Rose Goal attempts Premier League Arsenal (s 46′) 7 Son 22 Gazzaniga Substitutes Twitter 15 Maitland-Niles (s 82′) 33 Davies 31 Kolasinac Alexandre Lacazette fires home Arsenal’s third. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian 29 Guendouzi Arsenal’s Aubameyang seizes moment with all-action display against Spurs TOT ARS (s 79′) 2 Bellerin Share on Pinterest 15 Dier Share on WhatsApp 7 Mkhitaryan Topics 9 Lacazette Share via Email 10 Kane 17 Sissoko Arsenal 18 Llorente Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham’s win at Cardiff gives us title belief

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Eriksen shows his class as Kane ticks all boxes in Tottenham win over Cardiff Mauricio Pochettino Share on Pinterest Share via Email “From the beginning today we showed massive energy and I think that is the team we want, and expect, to see to get a good performance on the pitch. I think it was so important to start to build another positive run and, of course in football it is impossible to win every single game, but for sure we are going try to win every single game until the end. I think it was so important for everyone, for confidence, because in three days we are going to start another competition, the FA Cup [against Tranmere], which is going to be important too and then the semi-final of the Carabao Cup against Chelsea.”The Cardiff manager, Neil Warnock, believes the Premier League should intervene to stop Tottenham moving to the new White Hart Lane this season. Warnock says his side’s relegation rivals could gain an unfair advantage by not playing Tottenham at Wembley, with Huddersfield among teams that are likely to face Spurs at their new stadium, which they hope will open by February.“They’ve made cock-ups now with the timing,” Warnock said. “The league should enforce they play at Wembley now for the rest of the season. I don’t think there should be any chance of an advantage to any of our opponents.“It’s not our fault. We should have been playing at the new stadium ourselves. I think they should step in now. It should be until the end of the season now. I think they should enforce it.” Cardiff City Topics Neil Warnock newscenter_img Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Mauricio Pochettino admitted it was vital for Tottenham Hotspur to start the new year with a bang and record a “massive” victory at Cardiff City that reignites their hopes of staying in the Premier League title race. A convincing 3-0 win lifts Spurs to second in the table and narrows the gap to the league summit to six points, before the leaders Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City on Thursday.Goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min sealed a return to winning ways after a shock defeat by Wolves at Wembley on Saturday. “I think it was a massive victory, a massive three points to make us believe that little more, in our possibility to be in a very good position in the table,” Pochettino said. “I think it was so important to start the new year with a victory, away from home, at a very difficult place. I think they arrived with massive confidence after the last game [against Leicester]. Read more Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Arsenal’s WSL champions: player ratings for Gunners’ victorious squad

first_imgfeatures Vivianne Miedema 10It is hard to look beyond Miedema for every player of the year accolade. The 22-year-old Dutch international has more than 30 goals in all competitions and when Arsenal have struggled with injury, the forward, constantly relaxed and focused on the task ahead, has continued to provide relief.Also …It would be remiss to not mention the academy players that were called upon during Arsenal’s injury-plagued season. Paige Bailey-Gayle, Amelia Hazard, Ava Kuyken, Ruby Grant, Ana Albuquerque, Hannah Dawbarn and Melissa Filis all featured, with Grant scoring an impressive hat-trick in the 4-0 defeat of Crawley Wasps in the FA Cup. Share on LinkedIn Arsenal Women Pinterest Twitter Read more Lia Wälti has impressed as a defensive midfielder. Photograph: TGSPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock Dominique Bloodworth 8Used in both defence and midfield, Bloodworth’s versatility and tough tackling have been vital to Arsenal coping with the numerous injuries throughout the season.Danielle van de Donk 8The Netherlands international has been a stalwart of the starting XI. One of many to step up to the plate in the absence of Nobbs, chipping in with regular goals (10 in the league) and keeping the front line fluid.Jordan Nobbs 7The engine of undeniably the most exciting team to watch. Cruelly misses out on the World Cup after suffering an ACL rupture against Everton. Despite not having played since November she is still the fourth-highest scorer in the league with nine goals.Kim Little 9If Nobbs is the engine, Little is the heartbeat. The Scotland veteran has been vital at controlling the tempo of Arsenal’s forward play and is arguably one of the best midfielders in the world.Victoria Schnaderbeck 4Has played three games having sat out most of the season with a knee injury she suffered in pre-season. Signed from Bayern Munich in the summer.Katrina Veje 6Veje joined from Montpellier in January and has made 10 appearances in all competitions. The Dane helped alleviate the injury crisis before a spell on the sidelines herself.ForwardsBeth Mead 8Mead has had a coming-of-age season for club and country. Her ‘crot’ (cross or shot?) goals have become a bit of a trademark. She has contributed six goals and 12 assists to Arsenal’s title push and must be fighting her way into Phil Neville’s World Cup starting plans.Lisa Evans 8Evans has most frequently been used as a right wing-back and her runs have been one of the few constants in Arsenal’s attacking play as she takes advantage of the space created by those ahead of her.Katie McCabe 8Her versatility has been showcased this season having played both as a full-back and across the midfield as required by the manager. That has not held her back – she has directly contributed to 20 goals, including a vital recent winner against a tricky Birmingham side.Danielle Carter 6Made an emotional return from an ACL injury that had kept her on the sidelines for 10 months just in time for the title run-in. Share on WhatsApp Women’s Super League Share on Pinterest Facebook center_img DefendersEmma Mitchell 7Usually played at left-back but also used across the back line as the injuries mounted. Recently returned from a month on the sidelines. A reliable member of Arsenal’s defence.Janni Arnth 7Arnth was recruited from Swedish side Linköpings in January and the Dane made an instant impact, scoring on her debut in Arsenal’s gruelling 4-2 victory over West Ham.Leah Williamson 9It is easy to forget the centre-back is only 22 but she has been crucial to maintaining the second-best defensive record in the league.Louise Quinn 7Like Williamson, one of the few players to have featured in most games this season. Can sometimes be caught off the pace but her physical presence complements Williamson and she has a strong passing game.Tabea Kemme 5Kemme has played just five games after arriving from German side Turbine Potsdam.MidfieldersLia Wälti 7Kim Little’s broken leg and Jordan Nobbs’s season-ending ACL injury could have derailed Arsenal’s strong start, but with Wälti sitting in front of the back four it remained on track. Just how vital she became went a little unnoticed until she picked up a knee injury in late January herself. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Facebook Share on Messenger GoalkeepersSari van Veenendaal 6The Euro 2017 winner, who has had to share keeping duties this season, has six clean sheets in 10 starts.Pauline Peyraud-Magnin 7Has been favoured by manager Joe Montemurro. She kept eight clean sheets but played in the 3-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup and the 2-0 loss to Manchester City. Share via Email Arsenal crowned WSL champions with game to spare after thrashing Brighton Topics Share on Twitter Women’s football Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Report: Ludogorets 0 AC Milan 3

first_imgLudogorets 0 AC Milan 3: Unbeaten 2018 continues into Europe Jack Davies Last updated 1 year ago 03:58 2/16/18 cutrone - CROPPED Getty Images Patrick Cutrone, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini were on target for AC Milan in a 3-0 Europa League win at Ludogorets. AC Milan’s unbeaten start to 2018 carried into the Europa League as Patrick Cutrone, Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabio Borini fired them to a 3-0 victory at Ludogorets on Thursday.Gennaro Gattuso’s men had won four and drawn two of their six matches in all competitions ahead of their trip to Bulgaria, and Cutrone’s 13th goal of the season set them on the road to a comfortable win.Rodriguez added a penalty before Borini struck in stoppage time to give the Serie A side an enviable cushion heading into the second leg of the last-32 tie. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Cutrone’s headed opener came at the end of a first half in which both sides struggled to create clear-cut opportunities, but Milan had one foot in the next round when Cosmin Moti was deemed to have pushed the striker in the box.Rodriguez stepped up to fire home Milan’s second and it is difficult to see a way back for Ludogorets after Borini came off the bench to make it 3-0.End of the game. Victory for A.C. Milan with 3:0.#ludogorets #uel pic.twitter.com/rl79kHkear— PFC Ludogorets 1945 (@Ludogorets1945) February 15, 2018Franck Kessie sent a low drive wide of the right-hand post after three minutes but Milan were left breathing a sigh of relief when Jody Lukoki curled a free-kick just off target from a narrow angle, with Ignazio Abate having clumsily brought down Virgil Misidjan on the edge of the box.Milan’s patient passing produced few opportunities until Cutrone had an effort deflected wide from close range after the visitors worked the ball into a dangerous area.When Ludogorets pressed it was invariably on the counter-attack and Jakub Swierczok should have done better than to completely miss the ball when Lucas Sasha whipped in a fantastic left-wing cross that was begging to be headed home.Suso fired a free-kick just over from the right side of the box and Giacomo Bonaventura squandered another opportunity as the half appeared destined to end goalless and without either side having registered a shot on target.However, on the stroke of half-time, a well-worked corner routine saw Cutrone beat goalkeeper Renan with a glancing header from a Hakan Calhanoglu delivery.Relive all the action from the first half at the Ludogorets Arena with the photo gallery of the match https://t.co/tBRgoI6BdDRivivi il primo tempo di #LUDACM con la gallery della partita https://t.co/plPVFwssnl pic.twitter.com/GLU0Y3GTqe— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 15, 2018That opening goal demanded a more attacking approach from the home side and Marcelinho drew a save from Gianluigi Donnarumma before Svetoslav Dyakov rattled the crossbar with a shot from outside the box.The offside flag scuppered Sasha’s appeals for a penalty after he went down under a heavy challenge from Abate, and Ludogorets were on the receiving end of a spot-kick call when Moti shoved Cutrone at the other end, with Rodriguez dispatching the ball into the bottom-left corner.Milan’s second took any remaining wind out of Ludogorets’ sails and Borini fired in the third from the centre of the box in the closing stages to strike a seemingly fatal blow to any Bulgarian dreams of progression.Key Opta stats:- AC Milan are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions (W6 D3), their longest run since March 2016.- Over their last two fixtures, Gennaro Gattuso’s side have conceded just one shot on target.- The Rossoneri have won each of their last six matches against Bulgarian sides, keeping five clean sheets in the process.- Patrick Cutrone has scored 13 goals this season in all competitions, at least five more than any other AC Milan player. read morelast_img read more

2010 Pan Pacific Masters Games

first_imgTouch Football is one of the 34 sports on offer at the event and will be played from Wednesday, 10 November until Saturday, 13 November 2010 at Owen Park, Southport. The following divisions will be offered at the event:Men’s: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+Women’s: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+Mixed: W30+/M35+, W35+/M40+, W40+/M45+, W45+/M50+Team entries close on Friday, 24 September 2010. For more information on the 2010 Pan Pacific Masters Games, please visit the following website:www.mastersgames.com.aulast_img read more

Referee Team Awards and Allocations

first_imgPreceding the final day’s action at the 2015 Harvey Norman National Championships, the referee contingent gathered to acknowledge the outstanding individual performances over the past three days.  Giancarlo Leung, from Victoria, was presented with the Referee of the Tournament award. Renee Flach was awarded both the Manager’s award and Leading Female referee, while Luke Saldern received the Leading Male referee.Referees having been divided up into four small teams also voted on their team’s outstanding performance. Congratulations to Danielle Nunn, Greg Kidd, Andy Yon and Clint Jory who were recipients of these team awards.  Congratulations to the following referees on their grand final allocation Boys Championship – Grand Final Luke Saldern Mitch Mackenzie Tony CalabriaGirls Championships – Grand FinalGreg KiddChris BensteadRenee FlachBoys Community – Grand FinalGiancarlo LeungBrian BlechyndenKai MarutaGirls Community – Grand FinalAmanda SheekyDanielle NunnRob McKayBoys Developing – Grand FinalJake Davis Andrew YonAlex FaulknerGirls Developing – Grand Final Alison Watters Mitch Kennedy Adam TurnerThank you to all referees who officiated at the 2015 NYC ensuring the event ran smoothly and successfully. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information.Related LinksReferee Awardslast_img read more

10 months agoDyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest test

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Dyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest testby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Intimidation? Stand over tactics? That is, literal stand over tactics? Oh no, not on this Arsenal. It may’ve worked in the past. But as Sean Dyche and his Burnley discovered on Saturday. Unai Emery and his players are a very different proposition today.They tried, did Burnley. They really did try. Going into the game, Dyche promised Emery and Arsenal a dose of reality. “Reality tactics”, he dubbed it.And the Clarets manager was good to his word. The visitors threw everything at Arsenal. Wrestling. Stamping. As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remarked after his two goal performance, “Yes, it was a physical battle, it was really, really hard”.But this lot are no southern softies. Not when you have players like Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis ready to fight your corner. Not when even your manager is ready to give the opposition an earful. But they did try, did Burnley.Not once. But twice. Twice Ashley Barnes did his best Sergio Ramos impression, wrestling Sokratis to the Emirates turf. The first time ended with Barnes having the Gunners defender in a headlock. That was only after he had stood over his marker. But Sokratis was never going to be intimidated. Indeed, it was his reaction to Barnes’ antics that helped the Clarets striker escape a booking.Barnes only received a short word from ref Kevin Friend – no doubt helped out by Sokratis, as he put an own arm around his shoulder before asking, almost laughing as he did, “what dya think ya doin'”? The pair would be at it again later in the game, this time in the middle of the pitch. But just as before, they broke up without Friend brandishing a card.Then it was Matteo Guendouzi’s turn to be tested. But even this 19 year-old from France wasn’t to be cowed. Barnes – again – was the instigator, stamping a prostrate Guendouzi square on his chest. Again, there was no action shown by Friend. And for all the complaints about diving from Dyche in the aftermath, Guendouzi’s reaction was more Roy Keane than Neymar. Just as Sokratis had previously, Guendouzi’s response went some way to Barnes avoiding punishment. That Dyche complained about diving from the home team was baffling given the spot fires sparked around the pitch by his No10.But perhaps he was still coming down after copping it from Emery at the final whistle. A team reflects it’s manager. And this one – like so many on the pitch – is no shrinking violet.To be fair, this wasn’t Emery’s fight. And there really was no need for the Arsenal manager to get involved. But he’d had enough. Enough of Dyche’s bellowing. Enough of his complaining. Grabbing Dyche’s arm, he let him know what he thought of his antics. The pair squared up. It wasn’t Barnes versus Sokratis. But Emery wasn’t going to turn the other cheek.On paper, Arsenal should always be defeating Burnley at the Emirates. And the 3-1 scoreline stuck to script. But the manner of how these three points were achieved tells us everything about today’s Arsenal.They’re not a nasty team. Nor an overly physical one. But there’s a presence about them. There’s a bit of steel in there. From Soka and Seo to the kid from Lorient. You’re not going to intimidate this lot. There’s enough heavy duty in there to allow attacking players like Aubameyang the room to do their thing.Gary Neville, the former Manchester United captain, has branded past Arsenal teams, the ones of Arsene Wenger, as “soft”: “Technically they were as good as anything we’ve seen in England in my time. But there are all kinds of attributes that make up a football side and they didn’t like it when the contest became physical.”You always felt you had a chance against them because you could get about them, bully them.”And you fancy Dyche went into Saturday’s trip with the same sentiment.But this is a very different Arsenal from the team of the past decade. And the manager is certainly a polar opposite to what Dyche had grown used to finding upon Burnley’s visits to North London.As those around the Pemier League are fast realising. Emery’s Arsenal can outplay you. And outfight you. Whether it’s on the pitch. Or by the touchline. You can’t intimidate this lot. Just as “reality” snapped back at Dyche on Saturday.Dyche & Emery having a disagreement at FT. #twitterclarets#UTCpic.twitter.com/6Bi28yhv4p— TurfCast (@TurfCastPodcast) December 22, 2018 last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz posts emotional Man City tribute

first_imgReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz posts emotional Man City tributeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz has paid tribute to Manchester City players and staff after his deal was confirmed today.Within minutes of his €15.5m transfer being confirmed, Diaz released the following statement on social media:”I was just a child the day I arrived in England. I landed with my father, my mother and my three sisters. None of us in the family knew how to speak English, but football does not understand languages.”I close a chapter of my life and I say goodbye to Manchester City, a club where I grew up and where I stopped being a child to become a professional footballer.Thanks to all the coaches, from the Academy to the first team, for trusting and believing in me during all this time and for making me grow as a player and a person. Thanks to the whole body and medical services. Thanks to those people who work day after day for City to continue improving.”Thanks to my teammates and, of course, thanks to the fans who have accompanied us every game. I will never forget your voices chanting my name on the night we eliminated Fulham in the League Cup. “I wish you the best.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoTorino coach Mazzarri: Blame me for Lecce loss

first_imgTorino coach Mazzarri: Blame me for Lecce lossby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTorino coach Walter Mazzarri was left frustrated after defeat to Lecce.However, he insists he was to blame for the 2-1 loss.Mazzarri said, “I want to apologise to the fans, as they were exceptional despite this being our worst performance for a very long time.“We got almost everything wrong tonight. The internationals arrived late, but playing on Monday we even had an extra day compared to most others, so maybe I just got things wrong in training.“We had too many players who were sluggish and lost, they looked like the bad brothers of the players who beat Atalanta. I saw at least four who just weren’t themselves, so that must be my fault, as I was unable to motivate or focus them.“Aside from possession, which at 2 miles per hour is futile anyway, we got nothing right. We didn’t even put in decent crosses other than from corners.“We had to concentrate on what we’ve always done well and we didn’t. If you look at their first goal, it’s inexplicable. You cannot concede a goal like that.“Last season, we were constantly pinning opponents back and then at times incidents didn’t go our way, including VAR interpretations. Tonight, Lecce looked capable of scoring a third or fourth goal.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoGenk president Croonen reveals Napoli made Sander Berge attempt

first_imgGenk president Croonen reveals Napoli made Sander Berge attemptby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenk president Peter Croonen has revealed Napoli made an attempt for Sander Berge.The 21-year-old played in the 0-0 Champions League draw with Napoli a fortnight ago and is under contract until June 2021.“Napoli have very good directors who really appreciate our players and asked for information on our Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge,” Croonen told Radio Kiss Kiss.“I think the figures that have been mentioned in the media, around €20-25m, represents a fair valuation.” Berge was signed from Valerenga in January 2017 for just €2m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kyler Murray Getting Blasted By Fans After Tweet

first_imgKyle Murray walks off the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Kyler Murray, a former five-star quarterback recruit, is no longer part of Texas A&M’s football program after announcing his decision to transfer from the school Thursday afternoon. Apparently, fans aren’t thrilled with how it all played out.After the news initially broke, Murray took to Twitter to offer a statement on the matter. The responses he received probably weren’t what he was looking for. pic.twitter.com/9scALpH2Hf— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurraypic.twitter.com/TVWiOLZsRV— Don (@DBlairIII) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray Who wrote that for you? Hope that door didn’t hurt your precious behind on your way out. Don’t need quitters.— Justin Corn (@aggie4231) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray ?? You deserted the guys in the locker room. That said good luck and try to avoid SEC linebackers in the future— george martin (@exracer16) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray No matter what, you will always be known as a quitter. Tough wrap to lose.— Beerandon (@austinag04) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/uFzpqk6Wsn— Chris Williams (@JChrisWilliams) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray this is a byproduct of a kid who seeks instant gratification.— Billie Benton (@Picklesoutdoors) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray Kyler Murray skips leg day pic.twitter.com/Mim2bxw8IO— Zach Coates (@CoatesZa) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/FvSUFVw49e— Andrew Olson (@Pastygangsta98) December 18, 2015.@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/kl73cbP3s4— Hayden Hyde (@HaydenHydeNFL) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/2iztMUu3Xl— Mirk Fouglas (@JRKoeijmans) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray @air14football what a disgrace to this university. Remember that quitting will be in the back of every scouts head.— Bradley King (@BradleyKingTX) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray They aren’t and weren’t your guys.— Donna Mencacci (@DonnaMencacci) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray bad decision bro. You will see in 4 years when your working for your dad…— Jeremy A (@jeremyalderete) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray Quitter. Quit on TWO Aggie teams. A&M has done so much for your family too. Unreal the lack of respect and maturity— SEC_Aggie (@jcbenedict) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray you really don’t have 1/1000 of the fans you and daddy think you have. Keep living the Allen HS dream. You’re soft AF.— Englebert Humperdink (@aggiewop) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/jIOalQSC12— Brian Crow (@bkcrow) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray @Andy_Staples little midget diva. Go play baseball.— no win no cry (@1neatobendito) December 18, 2015It remains to be seen where Murray is headed next – and which sport he’ll play.last_img read more

Video: A Charged Up Carmelo Anthony Screams DJ Khaled Quotes At His TV After Syracuse’s Dramatic Win

first_imgcarmelo anthony warms up during a game against the lakersLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Many didn’t believe Syracuse should even be included in this year’s NCAA Tournament. All the Orange have done since receiving that fateful bid is run through the bottom of the Midwest Region, knocking off a very game Gonzaga squad in last night’s Sweet 16 to set up a date with ACC rival Virginia for a chance at the Final Four.If SU somehow crashes the party as a 10-seed, expect to see plenty of the program’s alumni supporting the program. The most famous—2003 national champion Carmelo Anthony—was incredibly fired up after watching Tyler Lydon end Gonzaga’s night with his huge block. His wife, Lala, recorded him screaming DJ Khaled quotes at the TV.  Anthony wasn’t the only former Orange forward with a big reaction to the finish. Terrance Roberts, who played at SU from 2003-2007, had a more NSFW take on Lydon’s big play. LETS G !!!!!!!!! @Tyler_Lydon14 pic.twitter.com/QDqecgRG3S— Terrence Roberts (@TjR_16) March 26, 2016Combining Syracuse’s low seed, last year’s self-imposed tournament ban and Jim Boeheim’s suspension this season, and the continued assertion by some that this SU team is not deserving, expect Syracuse fans to bunker down even more, especially if the team knocks off Virginia on Sunday.More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

3-Star DE Lashawn Paulino-Bell Drops Top 10 Via Twitter

first_imgThree-star defensive end Lashawn Paulino-Bell, a class of 2017 prospect, has narrowed his list of potential collegiate programs down to 10. Paulino-Bell, who has offers from dozens of schools, has an interesting mix in his group. Paulino is looking at Notre Dame, Kentucky, Georgia, Cal, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Michigan State, Mississippi State and UNC.He noted that his recruitment is still open, and that his list is not in any kind of order. He thanked everyone who’s helped him along the way too.I Want To Thank All The People Who Was There For Me On This .Edit Credit – @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/m7UOzVASjM— T.Ⓜ️oney (@Legendary__8) June 7, 2016Paulino-Bell hails from Pompano Beach, Florida. He’s the 43rd-best defensive end in the country, per 247 Sports.last_img read more

Ramos happy to take penalty duties from Ronaldo

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is delighted to have penalty-taking responsibilities after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.Ramos is on spot-kick duties for Madrid after Ronaldo left the LaLiga giants for Juventus in July.AdChoices广告The defender has already scored 10 goals this season – his equal most in a campaign – and said it was nice to replace Ronaldo, while adding he never wanted to offend when he opts for the ‘Panenka’ from the spot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “I’ve taken on the role after Cristiano’s departure and I’m delighted to do so,” Ramos told Antena 3.”It [the ‘Panenka’] is a way to take them, but I never want to offend a colleague.”Madrid are preparing for a big few weeks, including a Copa del Rey semi-final and league clash against Barcelona, a meeting with Atletico Madrid and Champions League tie against Ajax.A BIG month ahead for @RealMadrid!#RMClasico x2#RMDerbi x1 Return to the Champions Leaguehttps://t.co/XyytJh74oq pic.twitter.com/7OOvz2VXEu— Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) February 4, 2019Ramos said it would be a huge month for Madrid, who are third in LaLiga and eight points behind Barca.”We are facing Barcelona, who are the leaders in LaLiga, and our rivals in the cup,” he said.”We also have the derby with Atletico in LaLiga.”The first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final is on Wednesday.last_img read more

FIFA 19 TOTW: Ronaldo, Aguero & Higuain included

first_imgGoalscorers lead the way in this week’s FUT Team of the Week.Argentines Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain and Portuguse Cristiano Ronaldo hit seven between them for their clubs.Aguero bagged a hat trick in Manchester City’s Premier League win over Arsenal and Higuain scored twice for Chelsea in the 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ronaldo did not finish on the winning side, but his double for Juventus helped them secure a 3-3 Serie A draw with Parma.Also from Serie A, AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnaruma and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly feature, while Willi Orban (RB Leipzig) and Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen) represent the Bundesliga.There are two players from Turkey’s Super Lig – Edin Visca of İstanbul Basaksehir and Shinji Kagawa, on loan at Besiktas from Borussia Dortmund.Leicester’s Ben Chilwell is another Premier League representative, while Cesc Fabregas makes a quick impact at Ligue 1 Monaco after his move from Arsenal.See the full squad and below…FIFA TOTWSTARTING XIGK – Gianluigi Donnaruma – AC MilanCB – Willi Orban – RB LeipzigCB – Kalidou Koulibaly – NapoliLM – Ben Chilwell – LeicesterCM – Cesc Fabregas – MonacoCM – Julian Brandt – Bayer LeverkusenRM – Edin Visca – İstanbul BasaksehirCAM – Shinji Kagawa – BesiktasST – Sergio Aguero – Manchester CityST- Gonzalo Higuain – ChelseaST – Cristiano Ronaldo – JuventusBENCHGK – Martin Campana – IndependienteRB – Ruben Pena – EibarCAM – Kostas Fourtounis – OlympiacosLW – Gervinho – ParmaST – Josh King – BournemouthST – Alfreo Finnbogason – FC AugsburgST – Luuk De Jong – PSV EindhovenRESERVESLM – Mislav Orsic – Dinamo ZagrebCAM – Bobby Reid – Cardiff CityST – Ricky van Wolfswinkel – BaselST – Oliver McBurnie – Swansea CityST – Mousa Dembele – Lyonlast_img read more

‘Lallana is Liverpool’s odd one out’

first_imgAdam Lallana has become the “odd man out” at Liverpool, says Steve Nicol, with the England international potentially edging his way towards the exits.The 31-year-old playmaker has entered the final year of his contract at Anfield.As a result, the Reds face a big decision on what to do with him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? They could allow his current deal to run down towards free agency, discuss fresh terms or negotiate a move elsewhere.Nicol considers the latter of those three options to be the most suitable, with Lallana having struggled to live up to expectations on the back of a £25 million ($31m) transfer in the summer of 2014.The ex-Reds defender told ESPN FC of an injury-ravaged midfielder: “I think it’s pretty clear the odd man out in that lot is Lallana.“At his best he can give you a little sparkle. Unfortunately, in his time at Liverpool, he’s not really been at his best very often.“So right now, for me, he is the one completely on the out.”Lallana has made just 31 appearances for Liverpool across the last two seasons, but has passed the 150 mark across his five years on Merseyside.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool 2019-20Fierce competition for places suggests that he will find game time limited again in 2019-20, with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having returned to fitness and edged ahead of him in the pecking order.Nicol believes another England star on Jurgen Klopp’s books could prove to be a major asset next season, a former Arsenal star back at the Reds’ disposal after recovering from a serious knee problem.“When he got his injury, he was arguably one of Liverpool’s best players at the time,” said the Scot.“It’s an interesting time to see whether he can recover completely from his injury and can he recover the form that he was showing?“The form he was showing was not the form of Arsenal.“This was not the Ox of Arsenal, this was a completely transformed player.“At Arsenal he looked one-dimensional, the Ox, but when he came to Liverpool all of a sudden he did all types of different things.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

A Top Head Coach Admitted Something Ridiculous On College GameDay

first_imgESPN College GameDay logo.A top college football head coach admitted something pretty ridiculous on ESPN’s College GameDay this morning.The head coach, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, says he doesn’t know how to use Google.Seriously.The Cardinals’ head coach was asked to reveal the last thing he googled and he responded by saying he doesn’t know how.“You’re going to have to show me how to get on Google,” he replied.This seems absurd – has he never been on the internet in general!?! – but college football head coaches often like to act like they have no knowledge about anything that isn’t football related.If Petrino does get on Google at some point this season, he should stay away from googling “college football hot seat rankings.”Louisville, after all, is off to a 2-4 start this season.last_img read more

New Sideline Photo Of Urban Meyer vs. Michigan Is Going Viral

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Much had been made about Urban Meyer’s health status in recent weeks, with Ohio State’s head coach not looking so great during an overtime win over Maryland.This all went away on Saturday, though.Ohio State’s head coach appeared to be just fine on the sideline during the win over Michigan.There were no shots of Meyer falling to his knees or looking extremely anguished during the win against the Wolverines.Instead, Meyer looked like this:Urban Meyer’s body language on the sidelines stopped being a concern at the exact same time his team started absolutely thrashing people. What a funny coincidence. pic.twitter.com/H3iF3gLaIq— Tom Orr (@TomOrr4) November 25, 2018That’s quite the change from this:Urban Meyer does not look well. Seriously. pic.twitter.com/3GwIW49bsO— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) November 17, 2018Ohio State improved to 11-1 with the win over Michigan, which dropped to 10-2.The Buckeyes will face Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night.last_img read more

Miami Quarterback Has A Message For QB Transfer Tate Martell

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)Tate Martell has officially arrived as the University of Miami.The former Ohio State quarterback has transferred into the Hurricanes’ program following two seasons with the Buckeyes. Martell opted to transfer out of Ohio State’s program after Georgia five-star quarterback Justin Fields decided to transfer to OSU.Martell, a rising redshirt sophomore, will reportedly attempt to gain immediate eligibility at Miami for the 2019 season.The former Ohio State quarterback has hired a lawyer and will be seeking a waiver from the NCAA to be able to play right away. It’s unclear at this point if Martell will be granted that waiver, but those close to him feel he has a strong case, mostly centered on Ohio State’s coaching change.Martell will be joining a crowded quarterback room at Miami.One of those Miami quarterbacks, four-star Jarren Williams, isn’t backing down from any competition.“Nothing excites me more than competition!” Williams tweeted.Nothing excites me more than competition ❗️— Jarren Williams (@Jarren2Williams) January 18, 2019Williams, a dual-threat quarterback, was ranked the No. 5 pro-style QB in the country coming out of high school by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Martell, if he’s made eligible for the 2019 season, will be one of a couple of quarterbacks competing for the starting job, along with Williams.Miami opens its 2019 schedule on Aug. 31 against Florida.last_img read more

Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan nailing a tough workout will make you want to hit the gym RN

first_imgMalaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan nailing a tough workout will make you want to hit the gym RNIn a video posted by Namrata Purohit, Sara Ali Khan and Malaika Arora can be seen working out on the Cadillac reformer and they are giving us some serious Monday motivation.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 08:11 IST Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan at the gymMalaika Arora is one of the only celebs in B-Town who is known for their healthy lifestyle and great physique. The diva is often spotted heading to the gym and is often seen nailing Pilates session with her trainer Namrata Purohit.Now, it seems like Malaika has found a new gym enthusiast to nail tough workout videos with and it is none other than Sara Ali Khan.In a video posted by Namrata, the Simmba actor and Malaika can be seen working out on the Cadillac reformer and they are giving us some serious Monday motivation.Namrata posted the video with the caption, “‘Back’ with my strong #PilatesGirls @saraalikhan95 @malaikaaroraofficial killing it and giving us some serious Monday motivation.”In proper synchronised moves, the duo can be seen doing core-strengthening and muscle strengthening exercises.For their workout routine, Malaika and Sara both were seen rocking gym shorts and a tight bun. While Malaika paired her shorts with a black slogan sports bra, Sara wore it with a pastel pink tank top over a sports bra.The two divas truly slayed the workout routine with their killer moves.While Sara is still enjoying the success of her recent film Simmba, Malaika is having the best time of her life with rumoured boyfriend Arjun Kapoor.advertisementALSO SEE | Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor show how to nail gym fashion in similar outfitsALSO WATCH | Malaika-Arjun to make it official soonGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Malaika AroraFollow Sara Ali Khan Nextlast_img read more