Brahimi-inspired Algeria romp to victory

first_img And before long, it was 2-0, thanks to a bullet header from Rafik Halliche.  South Korea: Jung, Yun, Kim, Son, Park (Kim 58), Lee (Lee 65), Koo, Han (Ji 78), Ki, Lee, Hong CEST Korea gave themselves a lifeline in the second half, with Son Heung-Min taking down a long ball and nutmegging the goalkeeper.  Just before the break Djabou made it three, Slimani unselfishly laying the ball across for him to tuck home with ease.  Booked: Bouguerra. Koo Ja-Cheol hit one back for Korea but it was too little too late and their World Cup chances hang by a thread.  Match facts Goals: Son 50, Koo 72 Algeria romped past South Korea in an entertaining Group H clash. Algeria: Mbolhi, Bouguerra (Belkalem 89), Halliche, Mesbah, Feghouli, Brahimi (Lacen 77), Medjani, Slimani, Bentaleb, Djabou (Ghilas 73), Mandi The African side were dominant and produced a fine display of passing football to get one over the Asians. It took 26 minutes for Islam Slimani to break the deadlock, taking on Carl Medjani’s pass and lifting the ball home over the goalkeeper.  This was Algeria’s first World Cup win since 1982 and if they keep playing like this, they won’t have to wait so long for the next one. Granada midfielder Yacine Brahimi notched Algeria’s fourth, finishing off a superb passing move. Sport EN It leaves them in a strong position to qualify with Belgium, with a draw against Russia enough, unless Korea win by several goals against Marc Wilmots side. 22/06/2014 Booked: Lee, Han Goals: Slimani 26, Halliche 28, Djabou 38, Brahimi 62 Upd. at 23:36 last_img read more

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Fabian Orellana gets one match ban for throwing grass at Sergio Busquets

first_imgCelta Vigo forward Fabian Ariel Orellana has been suspended for one game after throwing a lump of grass at Sergio Busquets. The Barcelona midfielder was booked for timewasting and will miss the game against Almeria, but Orellana took the law into his own hands. 07/04/2015 CEST He picked up some of the turf and tossed it at Busquets, hitting him on the side of the head. The referee did not take kindly to his act, sending him off in the 88th minute, which helped Barcelona close out the game to win 1-0. Upd. at 20:48 Rik Sharma It put them four points clear of Real Madrid, who had cut that gap to just one by thumping Granada 9-1 earlier in the day.last_img

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Alvaro Morata does not want to return to Real Madrid

first_img Real Madrid have an option to repurchase him for €35million. Morata seems quite clear in his views though.  CEST “Thanks, but no thanks.” That’s what Alvaro Morata’s response would be to Real Madrid trying to bring him back home.  18/09/2015 at 23:42 After leaving Madrid in search of regular football, Morata isn’t thinking about switching back to Los Blancos. The Juventus forward, who scored another good goal against Manchester City in the Champions League, says he is happy at the Juventus Stadium and in Massimiliano Allegri’s team. center_img “I don’t think I will go next summer. Here I am happy and I’m not thinking about any other team that is not Juventus,” said the striker, in reference to a hypothetical return to Madrid, in a chat with Sportmediaset.  Sport EN The Italian side, who brought him for €22m, aims to eliminate Madrid’s repurchase clause, bit it seems that Morata isn’t thinking of leaving anyway. “I’m grateful for the interest form Real Madrid, but now I’m working to score and win as much as possible with Juventus,” he added. last_img read more

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Real Madrid 2-0 Roma (4-0 agg): Rougher ride than it seems

first_imgReal Madrid sailed through to the Champions League quarter-finals in the end, but the waters were choppy. CET There was also time for a bad Ronaldo miss after good work by James and Vazquez, but it didn’t matter – his and Madrid’s work was already done. Arguably it was already done in Rome. Salah missed another fine chance in the second half, firing wide, while Keylor Navas made some superb saves from Florenzi and Manolas. Madrid rode their luck at times in the first half, although Ronaldo tested Wojciech Szczesny at the other end. They could have been three goals down by the time Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock in this game, after some shocking Roma finishing. 08/03/2016center_img Then Ronaldo fired home from close range after good work by Lucas Vazquez, before James Rodriguez rattled home the second from a tight angle on the left, through Szczesny’s legs. Sport EN Great chances for Dzeko, set up by Salah after a long, rapid dribble, and for the tricky winger himself, went begging. Roma hit the post late on and there was time for some pantomime – with legend Francesco Totti clapped on, and former Barcelona star Keita whistled off. Upd. at 23:57 last_img read more

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Marotta: Real Madrid have told us they want to repurchase Morata

first_img “Real Madrid have informed us that they intend to exercise their right to repurchase [Morata],” Marotta began, “Now, we just wait until the offer is formal.” The Blancos are rumoured to be re-assessing their stance on the 23-year-old during Euro 2016, and could offer Morata to Premier League clubs for an eye-watering price of 75 million euros. Real have all but ruled out signing the Frenchman after meeting his agent Mino Raiola, who presented the club with the high financial demands to acquire Pogba’s signature. The Italian confirmed the news to the press on Tuesday with the Spaniard set to return to his former club after two seasons away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. During his statement, Marotta also gave reference to the ongoing suggestions that Paul Pogba is also set to leave Turin but was adamant that no bids had been received by the Bianconeri Real Madrid are on the verge of activating Alvaro Morata’s 30 million euros buy-back clause, according to Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta. There was some good news for Juventus, however, as Marotta confirmed that Dani Alves will officially join the club once he signs his contract June 27. 21/06/2016 Upd. on 24/06/2016 at 15:26 CEST Sport EN “We haven’t received any offers for Pogba, he’s an essential player for Juventus” the Italian concluded.last_img read more

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The key dates for the new season

first_img Las fechas clave de la temporada 21/07/2017 Controversy? Vitolo will play at the Sánchez Pizjuán against Sevilla as a visitor twice – first with Las Palmas in week 5 and then with Atlético in week 25. The league will start with three fixtures that are the same as last year’s opening round Barça-Betis, Sevilla-Espanyol and el Valencia-Las Palmas) on the weekend 19-20 August and will end of 20 May, after probably the tightest schedule of recent years with almost no free dates. The Copa del Rey final will be played on 21 April 2018… the same weekend the week 34 fixtures will be played, which could cause more fixture problems for the teams involved. IN SPORT.ES The clasicos will be played on weeks 17 and 36, at the Nou Camp on 6 May, with just two more games after until the end of the season. But the date for the game on week 17 at the Santiago Bernabéu is still up in the air. It should be on 20 December but Real Madrid may be playing the World Club Cup until 16 December, so Leganés-Real Madrid on 17 December will have to change. Spain will play their key World Cup qualifier against Italy at the Santiago Bernabéu in September. If they need to qualify through a playoff, these games will be played on 9/10 and 13/14 November. There are currently four midweek rounds – 20 September, 20 December, 28 February and 18 April. The latter is three days before the Copa del Rey final and sandwiched between the Champions League quarter and semi-finals. Jordi Blanco Upd. on 22/07/2017 at 04:01 CESTlast_img read more

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Football: David de Gea issues message to supporters, but uses the F-word

first_imgAdvertisement 1791j1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d3l0Would you ever consider trying this?😱izCan your students do this? 🌚56f6Roller skating! Powered by Firework David de Gea, dubbed as one of the bests between the sticks by Manchester United fans all around the world, had a pretty bad time at the World Cup. Conceding 6 goals in 4 matches and not saving a single penalty in the 4-3 tie-breaker loss to Russia in the knockout stage are his numbers.Advertisement He didn’t perform as per the level expected of him or the saves he provides as the first-choice keeper of Manchester United. So recently after Spain’s elimination from the World Cup, he took to Twitter and wrote a message for his fans alike with a pretty strong language.Advertisement “To whom supported, suffered and criticised us with respect, thanks. We’re f****d but we’ll get up again and never give up.” This is what his tweet reads which is written in both his native Spanish and English.It’s no doubt David De Gea’s World Cup was abysmal and he would like to shake it off for the new upcoming season with Manchester United.Read Also:-FIFA World Cup 2018: The Selecaos advance to the quarter-finals after ousting Mexico from the tournamentFootball : Mohamed Salah signs a long-term contract worth £200,000-a-week. Advertisementlast_img read more

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NBA: Miami Heat executive under investigation by FBI for money laundering

first_imgAdvertisement 5eNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb7oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec2l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g1rvoWould you ever consider trying this?😱1ypkCan your students do this? 🌚zyRoller skating! Powered by Firework An executive for the Miami Heat has been placed on leave by the team in the wake of an investigation by the FBI into a suspected money laundering scheme that occurred when he was an executive with the Sacramento Kings, according to the Sacramento Bee.Advertisement The executive is Jeffrey David who started his job as the Miami Heat’s chief revenue officer on July 9. He is suspected of siphoning off $13.4 million from two of the team’s top sponsors and using the funds to purchase beachfront property in Southern California.Advertisement The funds in question include $9 from Golden 1 Credit Union, which signed a 20-year, $120-million agreement in 2015 to become the naming-rights sponsor for the Kings’ Golden 1 Center, and an additional $4.4 million from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.According to the report, the allegedly embezzled funds were unrelated to any ticketing operations for the franchise but rather funneled directly from business partners. Golden 1 holds a multimillion-dollar naming rights agreement for the Kings arena, which David negotiated according to a release announcing his hiring in Miami. Kaiser Permanente was an advertising partner with the team.Advertisement The FBI and federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into the matter.“That investigation is underway and on Monday, U.S. Department of Justice authorities began the formal process of recovering and seizing the properties involved in the investigation,” the Kings wrote in a statement to The Sacramento Bee.“We are aware of the investigation of Jeff David, which focuses on events that took place prior to his joining our team,” the Heat said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with the authorities.”Also Read-NBA: Kobe Bryant’s $6M investment in BodyArmor is now worth $200M Advertisementlast_img read more

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Is Anthony Davis a better player than LeBron James and Kevin Durant? He certainly…

first_imgAdvertisement aj41NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsajpnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8lfx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 60v0zoWould you ever consider trying this?😱mw4Can your students do this? 🌚29Roller skating! Powered by Firework When people discuss the best player in the NBA, it is LeBron James who is the frontrunner, followed by Kevin Durant, whose case has gained traction recently. Not many put forward Anthony Davis, but the New Orleans Pelicans forward thinks he should be in the race.Advertisement Not only that, Davis told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols that he is the best player in the league, ahead of both LeBron and KD.Advertisement Nichols asked him about his status among the NBA’s elite, and Davis asserted his opinion. “Honestly, I see myself as the best player in the league, most dominant player in the league,” he said. “I think it’s time for that step. You only get a short window. And, I don’t want that window to close, so I think my time is now.”On being ahead of LeBron and KD, he said, “Those two are great, great players, but I think I bring something unique to the table. My game is different from both of those guys. Both ends on the floor. I was MVP candidate and Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and so that’s why I feel like my name should be at the top of that list.”Advertisement Davis averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Pelicans last season, which are incredible numbers. He will commence the regular season in Houston on Thursday, which will be his first opportunity to threaten LeBron and KD at the top.   Advertisementlast_img read more

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I-League 2018-19: Table toppers Chennai City FC beat rock bottom Aizawl

first_imgAdvertisement 3lpnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1kk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) t3j4Would you ever consider trying this?😱xm87Can your students do this? 🌚o8gbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chennai City continued their undefeated streak in the I-League by overcoming Aizawl FC 2-1 at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Aizawl. With this win, the league leaders now have a seven-point lead over their closest rivals East Bengal and Churchill Brothers, albeit playing a game and two more than them respectively. Aizawl FC, on the other hand, still sit on the bottom of the pile, not picking up a single win so far in the season.Advertisement Chennai City FC extended their lead in the I-LeagueThe game started on a tepid note with both the sides fumbling at the final third in whatever little opportunities they had created. However, the second half was more lively one as the away side drew first blood four minutes later. Chennai City FC was awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty box, and Sandro Rodriguez made no error in rocketing it in the back of the net like he did against East Bengal in their previous encounter.The home side pressed hard for the equalizer and finally got one at the 72nd minute when Kromah latched on the rebound after the goalkeeper had saved Dodoz’s initial shot. However, the joy was short lived as Chennai City FC regained the lead four minutes later.Advertisement Romario Jesuraj gave an inch-perfect cross from the right wing and Sandro headed it in comfortably. The home side would maintain the slender lead for the remainder of the game as they picked up three consecutive wins on the trot.The I-League resumes on Sunday where Minerva Punjab would take on Gokulam Kerala at the EMS Stadium in Kozhikode.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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