About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham striker Harry Kane: Borussia Dortmund going to be toughby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane is adamant they can go into their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund full of confidence.The two teams will meet in the round of 16.Kane said, “Borussia Dortmund are a top side, great stadium, great support. It’s going to be tough. They are doing well this season in the Bundesliga and they look in top form. So it’s tough, but we know we’re capable of beating them as well.“We’ve had some good results in the Champions League especially away from home when you look at the likes of Real Madrid (1-1), Dortmund (2-1) and Juventus (2-2) last season and now Barcelona (1-1) this season. It’s good we’ve got that experience, we’ve been there and know how to get it done and now we need to use that again.“This is what we work hard for, to get through the group and into the knockout stage. We had one point after three games but dug deep to get through. Now it’s up to us to put in the performances home and away to try to progress further.”
Hasenhuttl delighted as Southampton revival continues at Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton continued their revival under Ralph Hasenhuttl with a 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town.Nathan Redmond opened the scoring in the 15th minute and Danny Ings scored his eighth of the season from the penalty spot three minutes before half-time.Philip Billing pulled one back for Huddersfield in the 58th minute – just the fourth goal the Terriers have scored at home in the league this season – but 18-year-old Michael Obafemi’s first senior goal condemned them to a fifth straight defeat.Hasenhüttl was pleased by another clear sign of improvement and development under his stewardship.“If you look at the table you know how important the three points were because there are now three points between us and the club in 18th,” he reflected.“It was important against a team that was never giving up and we knew how tough it would be here to win. To win away is another step in our development and it was important to show ourselves we had the quality to do so.“We had the same shape as last week but we knew we would face more long balls. They were really uncompromising in defence, but also when we had our chances.“The first goal was perfectly played and I’m very happy for Redmond that he scored. I think with his quality it’s a perfect run, he has to do it a lot more often. I’m happy!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Brighton striker Florin Andone hits out at managementby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Florin Andone has hit out at management.Andone made a loan switch to Galatasaray last month.Speaking in the mixed zone after the Turkish club’s Champions’ League fixture against Club Brugge on Wednesday evening, Andone claimed, “We signed a lot players…and they had a lot of games, they could get to that level to play with confidence.”Why didn’t that happen with me? “I’m really disappointed with the club about this situation.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo scoffs: There’s too many stupid peopleby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo scoffed at their critics after victory over Hellas Verona.He felt Juventus struggling to beat Verona was “only normal” after the Champions League efforts.“The referee didn’t give the penalty, it doesn’t matter, I thought it was a penalty,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia after a 2-1 victory.“The important thing is that the team won, we were tired after the Champions League, which is only natural after the travelling, the intense match in Madrid, but we were able to get it done.”Ronaldo was also asked about the gesture in the final minute of last week’s 2-2 draw against Atleti.“People like to talk rubbish. That’s all. There are too many stupid people.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say RB Salzburg star Szoboszlai: We go to Liverpool to winby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai insists they can win at Champions League title holders Liverpool tonight.Szoboszlai scored in Salzburg’s 6-2 victory over Genk on Matchday 1 which took Jesse Marsch’s side to the top of Group E.He said, “They are a top team with an unbelievable coach leading them. [The Premier League] is one of the best leagues in the world now, without question.“We will do our best at Anfield and try to play for a win. We have a lot of confidence in ourselves.”We are a young, highly-motivated team with a lot of quality and good characters. That makes us very strong and unique. I’m sure that Liverpool is very much aware of that.”
Penn State football may be receiving most of the attention on campus this weekend, but in our opinion, Nittany Lions basketball is the real winner in Happy Valley.Head football coach James Franklin is attending today’s basketball game against Purdue with none other than Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav. We’re a little disappointed by the rather subdued clock that Flav chose for the game, but we’re sure Penn State appreciates the support either way.YeeeaaaaahhhhBoooy! #PSUnrivaled #107kStrong @FlavorFlav pic.twitter.com/FwLtkIUJh4— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) January 17, 2015As it turns out, freshman guard Shep Garner is Flav’s cousin, which explains why he is in attendance.@EditorEdge @coachjfranklin My cousin shep garner #33 is point guard for Penn St I came to see him play so I think my choice is verry wise— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) January 17, 2015It sounds like Penn State basketball may have a real celebrity superfan emerging.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is no fan of tomfoolery – and that apparently doesn’t just go for anything social media-related. Sunday night, after his Spartans clinched yet another trip to the Final Four, Izzo had a message for his fan base regarding how to celebrate. He asked MSU supporters not to burn couches if the team wins next week – he wants Spartans fans to be “different” from the rest of the fan bases in the nation. He also said that they’re going to try to win a national championship. Check it out:Students certainly rioted Sunday night after the win, but there weren’t too many couches seen burning. For some reason, the celebration of choice was to throw bagels in the air.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says that he is unconcerned by rivals Liverpool’s lighter schedule ahead of the Premier League title run-in.While the Sky Blues continue to challenge on four fronts, Jurgen Klopp’s men are only still in action in the league and the Champions League following early exits in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.Liverpool could therefore play considerably fewer matches as they look to protect their lead at the top of the table, but Guardiola believes the champions can still benefit from a busy calendar. 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? The City boss further stated that he certainly does not intend to give up the chase in the FA Cup in order to boost their chances of retaining their league crown too.“If you play every three days, everyone is in rhythm, everyone is focused,” Guardiola told his pre-match press conference ahead of his side’s trip to Huddersfield Town on Sunday.“Sometimes when you have one week, 10 days off, the rhythm sometimes is wrong. So really I don’t know. If you win games and go to the quarter-finals, semi-finals of a competition, it is a huge excitement and everyone will be involved.“When I go out, it’s because the other [team] was better. We are not going to drop any competition. When Wigan last minute go 1-0 [in the FA Cup last season], ‘congratulations, Wigan’.“We were out of the cup and go to Abu Dhabi for five days, but we are not going to organise our schedule to go to Abu Dhabi.”Guardiola is similarly uninterested in the prospect of relying on rivals Manchester United to do City a favour and beat the Reds at Old Trafford next month.“We have to go to Old Trafford, too, and what you have to do is try to win there,” he said. “If United beat Liverpool, perfect. But if United beat us, the situation is the same.“What can we do for United against Liverpool? Nothing. I don’t have the telephone number for [United boss Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer, maybe I’m going to ask him but I don’t have it right now. What we can do is beat United when we go there.“But, before United, how many games do we have? We have recent experience of what happened against Leicester and Crystal Palace so it’s a big mistake to think about that when you want to compete in all the competitions and focus on what we have to do.“Before United v Liverpool, you can ask me again the question and I’ll tell you more clearly what the situation is [at that time], but there are many games for both sides before those games.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Giorgio Chiellini conceded Juventus’ first hour against Lazio was their worst performance of the season, but paid tribute to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for keeping them in the game.Szczesny made five saves in a brilliant performance as Juve overcame a poor display to win 2-1 on Sunday, extending their lead atop Serie A to 11 points over Napoli.The away side came from behind to score twice in the final 16 minutes, substitute Joao Cancelo netting his first goal for the club before earning the match-winning penalty scored by Cristiano Ronaldo two minutes from time. 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? Emre Can had earlier scored an own goal and it looked like Juve were on course for their first league defeat of the campaign, but the efforts of Szczesny, who made his best save from Marco Parolo in the first half, kept them alive before the fightback.”For 55 to 60 minutes it was certainly the worst Juventus performance of the season,” Chiellini said to Sky Sport Italia.”Wojciech Szczesny kept us afloat for an hour. Then we managed to fight back and win the game. It has to help us mature, because we have another big game coming up on Wednesday in the Coppa Italia with Atalanta.”THE COMEBACK!!!!! #LazioJuve #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/HaWXiUS8lO— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 27, 2019Head coach Massmiliano Allegri, who brought Szczesny into his side as part of three changes, agreed with his captain Chiellini, who came on shortly before half-time to replace the injured Leonardo Bonucci.Allegri added: “Szczesny is doing very well, but we knew he was a great goalkeeper. I think the biggest leap forward he has made is in his focus over 90 minutes and confidence.”Leonardo Bonucci’s ankle is swollen, so we will see, but we have got Martin Caceres coming in. Miralem Pjanic will be back midweek.”We knew it was important to win after Napoli drew with Milan. I told the lads a win would be a step forward, even if we didn’t play that well.”Can’s own goal was part of a disappointing overall display from the former Liverpool midfielder, but Allegri took the blame for that.He said: “It’s my responsibility, as I tried to play with Emre Can in front of the defence and that was a mistake. He doesn’t have the right timing yet, so I put him in a very difficult position. I put [Rodrigo] Bentancur there instead and it went better.”We didn’t do well for the first hour, but the last half hour we did better. At half-time, I told the lads to pass it more cleanly, not make so many hasty mistakes.”The introduction of [Federico] Bernardeschi and Cancelo made us more organised. Those who come off the bench are essential.”The Lazio pressing game caused us problems, especially because our own passing was so misplaced. It felt like we were all wearing different jerseys in the first half.”It was a difficult match, but I’ve been at Juventus for five years and have never had an easy ride at the Olimpico against Lazio, so it wasn’t a surprise.”
Dorset Police have confirmed that detectives investigating the death of Emiliano Sala arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act on Wednesday.An unnamed 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area was taken into custody but later released and remains under investigation for potentially having a role in the untimely passing of the Argentine striker and pilot David Ibbotson in January.Sala, who had secured a move from Ligue 1 side Nantes to Cardiff City, was travelling from France to Wales on Monday, January 21 when the Piper Malibu aircraft carrying both the player and pilot went down over the English channel. 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? A concerted effort from several organisations saw Sala’s body recovered and identified in February, and investigations into finding out exactly why the plane crashed have been ongoing since.Speaking on behalf of Dorset Police’s major crime investigation team, Detective Inspector Simon Huxter said: “We have carried out a wide-ranging investigation into the circumstances of the death of Mr Sala and continue to work with partner agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority.“As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our enquiries we have today arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.”He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.”This matter therefore is still subject to a live investigation and I would ask the media and members of the public to refrain from speculation, as this could cause additional distress to the families involved as well as potentially hinder the investigation.”As is standard practice, we will not be releasing any further information as to the identity of the individual who has been arrested unless that person is charged to appear in court and again would discourage any speculation in relation to this.”The individual is not the first to have been detained in relation to events around Sala’s death, with Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, both having been taken into custody in April due to their part in leaking mortuary photos of the sadly departed Argentine.Both will appear in court on July 10, with Ms Bray accused of three counts of computer misuse, perverting the course of justice and sending an indecent/offensive message, and Mr Ashford accused of six counts of computer misuse.