Pep Guardiola on Barca’s Champions League rivals Leverkusen

first_img Albert Rogé “To beat Bayer to you need to be at your very best,” Guardiola said. “They are one of the teams that can win the Bundesliga. They’re a rival that don’t allow you time to think; a team that fights and runs for 90 minutes. It is better to let the ball do the work if you can.”  CEST Pep Guardiola appeared in front of the media on Friday to preview Bayern Munich’s game against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. It will have been of to interest to Barcelona, too, because the Catalans will face Leverkusen in the Champions League this season.  Leverkusen completed the signing of Kampl from Borussia Dortmund this week and are expected to tie up a deal for Jonathan Soriano soon as well. With these two signings, they will prove a difficult rival to beat for Barça in the Champions League.center_img Guardiola has also, in the past, declared his admitation for Leverkusen’s manager Roger Schmidt. It’s something he touched on again on Friday: “I’m delighted to be playing against him once more, I am a big fan of his. Managers like him, who always want to attack, are good for football.”  28/08/2015 Upd. at 20:22 last_img read more

Sevilla 0-0 Man United: De Gea on point as Mou’s men escape

first_img Sevilla Árbitro El United sale vivo del Pizjuán Upd. on 22/02/2018 at 00:38 CET Incidencias Sevilla’s poor finishing, an inspired De Gea and Mourinho’s defensive web saw this game end goalless and the second leg at Old Trafford will decide which of the Andalusians or Manchester United reach the quarter-finals. IN SPORT.ES Romelu Lukaku blazed over at the other end and Marcus Rashford came close late on, but overall United played it tight and cautious. C.F. Sainz Sergio Rico; Jesús Navas, Lenglet, Mercado, Escudero; Nzonzi, Banega (Pizarro, 89′); Sarabia, Franco Vázquez, Correa; Muriel (Sandro, 84′). Clement Turpin (Francia). TA: Nzonzi (21′)/Alexis Sánchez (41′) MANcenter_img Muriel was denied by a spectacular De Gea save on the stroke of half-time, as he headed Sevilla’s best chance too close to the United stopper. MATCH FACTS Champions League 0-0 Mourinho left Paul Pogba on the bench amid reports he’s fallen out with his star asset but had to bring him on for Ander Herrera in the 18th minute and play him alongside young Scott McTominlay. SEV De Gea; Valenciia, Samilling, Lindelöf, Young; McTominay, Matic; Ander Herrera (Pogba, 17′), Mata (Martial, 80′), Alexis Sánchez (Rashford, 75′); Lukaku. Manchester United Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. 39.725 espectadores. 21/02/2018 “[McTominay] was fantastic. He did everything well. He put pressure on Ever Banega and stopped him playing, he’s their playmaker,” said Mou.last_img read more

Asian Games: 15-year old Shardul Vihan is now officially India’s youngest medallist in the…

first_imgIndia’s Vihan Shardul competes in the final round of double trap men’s competition at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Advertisement 8vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vst4v4eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqd9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) irdWould you ever consider trying this?😱80tyCan your students do this? 🌚dfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday, 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary became a national sensation after shooting an impressive Asian Games record score of 240.7 to clinch the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol event, it looked like he is going to be the youngest medalist in the Indian squad. But 15-year-old Shardul Vihan proved everyone wrong as he won a silver medal in men’s double trap shooting event on Thursday.Advertisement  Advertisement The teenager from Uttar Pradesh, Vihan shot 73 to claim the silver medal, while Korea’s 34-year-old Shin Hyunwoo clinched the gold medal with a score of 74, whereas Qatar’s Al Marri Hamad Ali bagged the bronze after shooting 53 at the Jakabaring shooting range.The 15-year-old is trained under the watchful eyes of former Asian Championship double gold medallist Anwer Sultan.Advertisement The Silver medal took India’s medal tally to No.9 with 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze medals.It’s safe to assume the future of Indian shooting is safe under these upcoming talented teenagers who have been making India proud in the 18th edition of Asian Games.Also Read-Asian Games: Bajrang Punia wins India’s first Gold medal (VIDEO) Advertisementlast_img read more

CWC 2019: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out for three weeks due to fractured thumb

first_imgAdvertisement 2a30mNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs95b4yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8e2v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4cbWould you ever consider trying this?😱33342Can your students do this? 🌚qcdf9Roller skating! Powered by Firework In a devious blow to Team India, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out for three weeks after suffering a blow to his thumb during his match-winning knock against the Aussies.Advertisement Image Courtesy: First NationShikhar Dhawan was hit on the thumb by a delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile which he fended off awkwardly. The opener did not take the field during the second innings and was seen with ice-pack on his thumb.Dhawan reportedly underwent scans on Monday which revealed a hairline fracture. As per the team management, the flamboyant batsman could be well out for 3 weeks or a month.Advertisement It has been reported that Dhawan has not travelled along with his teammates to Nottingham for the clash against New Zealand. The final decision regarding this will be declared once the final assessment is finished.As a result, he is set to miss clashes against New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Afghanistan, and England.Advertisement Since this is a big injury, the team will be entitled to a replacement. Rishabh Pant or Ambati Rayudu would be considered if the worst case scenario occurs.As for the upcoming matches, KL Rahul will likely be promoted to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma while either Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar would be called up to play in the middle order.Read Also:Virat Kohli feels it is too early for India to think about the semi-finalsFully fit Mohammad Shahzad breaks down after being ruled out of the World Cup Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Why Manchester United are coveting Paulo Dybala

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement az4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5r7wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evpft7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) v7nnWould you ever consider trying this?😱3wtCan your students do this? 🌚bak4zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United are on a quest of shaking up their lineup, and their current focus is on the superstar Paulo Dybala of Juventus, the Serie A champions who are also seeking a swap with their former starman Paul Pogba.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesTransfer target of several European heavyweights, Dybala’s eye-catching on field performance has made him true to his nickname Nicknamed ‘The Jewel’. Watch the clip below to understand why the Premier League elites are trying to land him at Old Trafford by hook or by crook.Advertisement Since arriving from Palermo in 2015, the 25 year old Argentine has proven himself to be an unstoppable force for the Bianconeri. The attacking midfielder has scored netted the ball 57 times in a total of 128 appearances accross all competitions.However, it is rumoured that the player himself is seeking a raise of his salary under Sarri- an will agree on an exit to the Red Devils to make it happen.Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Devils’ coach, has been all out on his avidity on the player.Speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the Norwegian has stated that he is ‘waiting’ for Dybala to arrive at the Theater of Dreams, as he ‘cannot wait’ to have him in his team for the upcoming season.Solskjær’s pursuit for Dybala traces back to March, when he spoke to Fotballklubben.“We have scouts looking… but if you say that we need a false nine, then we don’t need to scout Messi or Dybala”“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to say that, ‘We’ll take him!’” he added. Advertisementlast_img read more

Busquets: Playing against Atletico is always difficult

first_img Sport EN Upd. at 19:55 CET Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia: Barca to face Atletico, Madrid v Valencia RELATED STORIES Busquets: “Jugar contra el Atlético siempre es difícil” 11/11/2019center_img Busquets, one of the Barca captains, said: “Playing against Atletico is always difficult because they have great players and a great coach. They’re a really competitive team that always give you problems.” He was sad that Barca play in the second semi-final. “We have a day lest of rest before the final, but that’s how the tournament is. We hope to compete to the max to win the tournament.” RFEF reach deal with Saudi Arabia to allow women into stadium Sergio Busquets made a small analysis of the Spanish Super Cup draw that pitted Barca against Atletico Madrid on Jan 9 in Saudi Arabia, at the King Abdullah Yeda stadium. IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Atletico striker Diego Costa on Roma’s radar

first_img In Italy various media outlets say that Paulo Fonseca’s side want the Atletico Madrid striker to help their title bid next season. Dzeko is 34, and their top scorer with 12 goals. The other striker is Kalinic, on loan from Atletico this season, but the Croatian’s performance has not been good – only used for 249 minutes. CET Diego Costa suena para la Roma | EFE RELATED STORIES Upd. at 18:57 Diego Costa, en el radar de la Roma The Madrid team are willing to listen to offers. Roma were interested back in 2013 but he stayed at Atletico, won the title and later went to Chelsea. He thrived there until clashing with Antonio Conte and was frozen out then sold back.center_img It’s not Diego Costa’s year. He’s played 13 games this season, scoring twice, although it hasn’t stopped some of Europe’s big sides wanting to bring him in. Roma is one of them. 28/03/2020 Sport EN IN SPORT.ES Ancelotti: Jurgen Klopp told me it was a criminal act to play Atletico gamelast_img read more

Hawks’ story flies high

first_imgBy Ken MooreDROUIN produced the big story of round three after it conjured a remarkable 28-point win over Moe in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Grand final comes our way

first_imgPAKENHAM Football Club will host the 2013 Casey Cardinia league grand final after venues were announced by PCN Sports Alliance…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Banjo scales Wall of pain

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT LOCAL MMA fighter Nick Patterson won the first headline bout in Victoria since the cage ban was…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img