Sevilla ousts Man United from Champions League with 2-1 win

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic reacts after Sevilla scored their second goal of the game as he waits for the restart during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Manchester United and Sevilla, at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER, England — Frustrated and feeling increasingly uneasy, Manchester United fans unleashed a loud cry of “attack, attack, attack” with their team’s Champions League fate hanging in the balance against Sevilla.It was the Spanish side who answered the call.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown United was lucky to escape from the first leg with a 0-0 draw and it always felt dangerous score line for United.The longer it went scoreless, the more nervy it got inside Old Trafford. The “attack, attack, attack” chant — made famous during the glory years under Alex Ferguson — came after 70 minutes, and Sevilla’s response was to throw on Ben Yedder two minutes later.The French striker, a former international futsal player, gave the visitors a cutting edge the man he replaced — Luis Muriel — didn’t offer. Another two minutes later, he ran onto Pablo Sarabia’s precise through-ball, got half a meter on marker Eric Bailly and drove a low shot inside the post.De Gea had no chance with that goal, but could have done more about the second. A Sevilla corner was flicked onto the back post where Ben Yedder stooped to send in a header that De Gea tried to palm over the bar but only succeeded in diverting it into his own net.Ben Yedder moved onto eight goals in this season’s competition and he missed a chance for a hat trick as United’s defense fell apart in the latter stages. Only Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo — with 12 goals — has more.ADVERTISEMENT Within eight minutes, Sevilla had scored two goals and was heading into the quarterfinals of Europe’s top competition for the first time in 60 years.In the biggest surprise of the last 16, Sevilla eliminated United by winning the second leg 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday, thanks to two goals in the space of four minutes by substitute Wissam Ben Yedder. In the night’s other match, Roma advanced after Edin Dzeko scored early in the second half to secure a 1-0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk, overturning a 2-1 first-leg defeat to advance on away goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was a historic night for Sevilla and an embarrassing one for United, which managed only four shots on target in 180 minutes against one of the weakest defenses left in the competition.“I don’t want to make a drama out of it,” United manager Jose Mourinho said, struggling for an explanation for his team’s feeble performance. “That’s football. It’s not the end of the world.” Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. 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I sit in this chair with Porto (in 2004), Man United out. I sit in this chair with Real Madrid, Man United out. I don’t think it’s something new for the club.”But unlike in those victories, Mourinho might have got his tactics wrong this time.By starting Marouane Fellaini for the first time since Nov. 22, United manager Jose Mourinho ceded some of the midfield control that was a standout feature of his team’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday.There was space in front of United’s back four, with holding midfielder Nemanja Matic isolated as Fellaini roamed, and a team with more incisiveness than Sevilla would have capitalized earlier than it did.As it was, Sevilla couldn’t find the target with a slew of efforts from distance in the first half but, with Steven Nzonzi and Evert Banega controlling the midfield, United was not finding it easy.After halftime, United looked more threatening — Jesse Lingard’s low shot brought a good save from goalkeeper Sergio Rico — but was thankful for a last-gasp tackle by Bailly to deny Joaquin Correa just as the Sevilla forward was about to shoot.Mourinho chose to bring Paul Pogba on for Fellaini on the hour mark to bring some variety to the team’s attacking moves. But it was the introduction of Ben Yedder that had the bigger impact. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

TOTAL Liberia Gives Back to Communities

first_imgAs part of its corporate responsibility (CSR), TOTAL Liberia Inc. has made several donations to institutions in Monrovia. The management of TOTAL, Inc. recently visited the Missionaries of Charity and donated food items to the residents at that facility.The team also visited the Redemption Hospital and the Clara Town Health Centre where they donated mattresses to be used by patients at these facilities. The gesture was highly welcomed and appreciated by the recipients who expressed joy as they received the items. TOTAL also extended a hand of operational gesture to the Liberia National Police (LNP), where they gave One Thousand Fifty (1,050) gallons of petroleum products on personalized TOM Cards.Receiving the cards, LNP Deputy Director of Operations, Col. Abraham Kromah commended TOTAL for identifying with the Police through the provision of petroleum products. It can be recalled, in 2012, Total Liberia made similar donation to the LNP during the Christmas season to help with police patrol operations.In its bid to continue fostering community relationships and engagement, the company plans to unveil series of tangible and meaningful programs aimed at recognizing and challenging the youths while at the same time enlivening the various communities in which it operates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PSC distributes gifts to children of laid-off sugar workers at Skeldon

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC), less than two weeks ago, commenced a toy drive aimed at bringing a touch of Christmas cheer to the worst off of the children of laid-off sugar workers in the Skeldon community.The distribution of toys and hampers took place at Line Path, Skeldon, Corriverton on Friday lastThis drive, at the insistence of members, expanded to become a major toy and hamper drive with members giving generously towards the effort. The Commission now plans to extend the hamper drive to the worst-off families of the other sugar estates, beginning with Wales this week.According to the Commission, “the Skeldon workers were first targeted due to the existence of a strong partner in the community – Sectoral Member, the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commission and Industry (UCCCI) – which was equipped with information on the workers and willing and able to assist with distribution”. The UCCCI will also host a simple party at which the children will receive their gifts.last_img read more

Bandits shoot man, rob others of cash, jewellery in Linden

first_imgPolice in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) are investigating a shooting and armed robbery committed on several persons at One Mile, Wismar, Linden, on Thursday evening. The incident has left one resident hospitalised.Information received stated that during the incident, three bandits, one armed with a gun and the others with knives, at around 20:00h, allegedly robbed overseas-based Guyanese Omeanna Davis, 23, of Lot 745 Back Street, One Mile, of an iPhone 8 Plus, valued $220,000, two gold chains valued $550,000 and $70,000 in cash.Another resident, Jermain Adams, 31, a gold miner of Lot 84 One Mile Extension, Wismar, was robbed of 45,000 in cash.Additionally, Fidel Smith, 33, a construction worker of Lot M 12 One Mile, Wismar, Linden, was robbed of $2900 in cash during the incident.Enquiries disclosed that the three victims were in the lower flat of Davis’ home when the bandits entered through the opened front door of the home. They reportedly ordered the victims to lie on the ground to which they complied.The bandits demanded money and jewellery and relieved the victims of the aforementioned items.They then locked the victims in a bathroom before making their way to the opposite house, occupied by Senora Beaton.They were, however, met with resistance as the woman’s fiancée reportedly kicked the gunman into one of his accomplices causing them to run out of the house.An alarm was raised and at that time, Marvis Edwards, 33, a miner of One Mile, who was standing on the street along with other persons, responded.Edwards reportedly went in pursuit of the bandits but the gunman reportedly discharged three shots in his direction thus injuring him in the process. He received injuries above his right ankle and on his right leg.The bandits made good their escape in an awaiting motorcar. Marvis was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated and admitted a patient.Meanwhile, police acting on information went to an abandoned house in Amelia’s Ward where they recovered the stolen iPhone 8 Plus phone. The suspected getaway car bearing registration number PNN 1180 was also found at the home of a Canvas City, Wismar, Linden, resident.Two persons have since been arrested and are assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Henry will return to Arsenal, claims Wenger

first_img Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s legendary striker Thierry Henry will return to the north London club in the future.Henry, 37, announced his retirement from football earlier this week and has joined Sky Sports as a pundit.Wenger has backed the former Gunners striker’s decision to become a media pundit, adding the Frenchman “will remain in the football universe”.“He will be back at Arsenal one day. Coach? Manager? Director? I do not know,” Wenger told L’Equipe.“I think he must first take a step back and think about what he really wants to do in his new life.“To become a coach is to have a life of sacrifice. We choose this profession only after really deciding.“What is certain is that Thierry will remain in the football universe. He will be a world-class pundit in the media.” 1last_img read more

Some City fans will wish popular ‘Beast’ was still doing this at the Etihad

first_img Alvaro Negredo scored a great goal against Monaco Spain will have five clubs in the Champions League group stage after Valencia saw off Monaco in the play-off round.They join Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners Sevilla, who qualify as a result of their victory last season.Valencia lost 2-1 on the night, but go through with a 4-3 aggregate win where former Man City striker Alvaro Negredo – aka the Beast – scored a vital away goal.During his short stay at City, who he joined from Sevilla in 2013, he was popular among fans, but after injury interrupted his debut season, things didn’t go to plan and he claims Manuel Pellegrini decided he was not part of his plans.The striker left for Valencia on loan in 2014 and moved to the Spanish club permanently the following summer.His goal comes in the same week another former Etihad striker, Stevan Jovetic, scored a fantastic goal to help Inter win their first Serie A game of the season. 1last_img read more

Leicester are NOT thinking about Champions League, Foxes star tells talkSPORT

first_imgMark Schwarzer has dampened talk of a top four finish for Leicester, insisting their focus remains on reaching the 40-point mark.The Foxes’ remarkable run of form continued on Saturday as they beat Swansea to move top of the Premier League table.Claudio Ranieri’s side, among the relegation favourites at the start of the season, have lost just one of their 15 games and supporters are starting to believe Champions League qualification – or even the title – is a real possibility.But Schwarzer, an unused substitute in the 3-0 win over the Swans, told talkSPORT on Monday that the Leicester squad are refusing to get carried away by their stunning early success.Asked if they are talking about a Champions League place in the dressing room, the Australian responded: “No, not at all.“It is quite bizarre at the moment. Everyone is just enjoying the journey we are having.“Being at the top of the table is something that nobody expected. I don’t think there is any single person around who would say they tipped us to be where we are.“It is just an unbelievable journey at the moment. The guys are playing to the best of their ability and we are trying to make the most of the situation we are in.“The goal has always been to get to 40 points as quickly as possible. At this rate it will be very, very soon and we have just got to continue the momentum.“We have got some really tough games coming up over the next four weeks and it is going to be a very telling period of how the season will pan out in the end.”last_img read more

Nottingham Forest appoint Philippe Montanier as their new manager

first_imgNottingham Forest have appointed Philippe Montanier as their new manager.The former Real Sociedad and Rennes boss has signed a two-year contract with the Championship side.“Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Philippe Montanier as the club’s head coach,” Forest announced on their official website.“The former Rennes and Real Sociedad manager arrives at The City Ground on a two-year deal following a playing career which saw him make over 300 appearances for clubs including Toulouse, Nantes and St Etienne.”Forest have been without a permanent boss since sacking Dougie Freedman in March.Paul Williams was placed in interim charge following Freedman’s departure but left in May.Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was rumoured to be in contention for the job, but the club have opted for experienced Frenchman Montanier.The 51-year-old, a former goalkeeper, has been out of work since being sacked by Rennes in January after three years with the Ligue 1 club.He previously sent two years in charge of Real Sociedad and led them to a fourth-place finish in La Liga. Philippe Montanier 1last_img read more

Kwan secures trip to Turin

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Based on her petition to us, Michelle has offered to have a monitoring session that we will conduct prior to the 27th of January … and we will determine whether she’s ready to compete.” If a five-member committee decides Kwan isn’t healthy or fit enough to skate, she could be replaced by either Hughes or Taylor. “I thought just standing on the podium at nationals was such a great feeling for me to be third,” Hughes, the little sister of 2002 Olympic champion Sarah, said before the decision was announced. “Whatever decision they make, I think it will be a good one. I’m going to go home and train because you never know what will happen.” Now Kwan has another shot at that elusive gold medal. She has a silver from the Nagano Olympics and a bronze from Salt Lake City. Though she’s skated sparingly over the last few years and was fourth at the world championships in March, she’s been the face of figure skating for the last decade. And while she may not be the same skater who went to Nagano and Salt Lake City as the gold-medal favorite, she remains a contender. Even though she finished fourth at worlds, only Cohen has higher scores under the sport’s new judging system. Hughes’ best finish at an international event was a bronze medal at last year’s junior worlds. The committee also had a report from a doctor, who examined Kwan on Thursday. The Olympic silver and bronze medalist jumped Friday for the first time since Dec. 17. Cohen didn’t need any help from the selection committee. She earned it all on her own with her very first national title. She finished with 199.18 points, more than 28 points ahead of second place Kimmie Meissner. On the men’s side, the U.S. will send three newcomers to figure skating’s biggest event for he first time since 1976: Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek and Matt Savoie. After winning his third straight U.S. Figure Skating Championship men’s title, the 21-year-old Weir took notice. “It is odd to think back to the last Olympics and think it was Tim (Goebel) and Michael (Weiss) and Todd (Eldredge), and now none of them are here,” Weir said Saturday. “It’s a little weird and two of them are still skating.” Those two, Weiss and Goebel, faltered in the free skate, where Weir wasn’t a world-beater, either, finishing third. But he won the short program and was good enough to join long program winner Lysacek, 20, and the surprising Savoie, 25, on the Olympic squad. “Having three first-time Olympians is a fresh slate and a new start for U.S. figure skating,” Weir added. “Each of us signify something different than our last Olympics team. We’re all very, very different people and skaters and characters. I think it’s going to be exciting, that there are so many different facets to all of us.” Especially Weir, who is eccentric even for this sport. He will say almost anything, wear almost anything and attempt almost anything on the ice. But he wasn’t as majestic as usual Saturday. “Being the third-time national champion is really an awesome feat,” Weir said. “I wasn’t quite sure how I would achieve that after the year I’ve had so far. “The program today definitely wasn’t up to par with my previous two wins. A lot I could have done better.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. LOUIS — Without ever putting her blades on the ice, Michelle Kwan made the U.S. figure skating team heading to the Turin Olympics with conditions. While Sasha Cohen and Kimmie Meissner grabbed the other two slots with a 1-2 finish at the national championships Saturday night, Kwan will have to prove she’s fully recovered from a groin injury and capable of competing before she gets final clearance. Kwan was picked after petitioning U.S. Figure Skating. And by a vote of 20-3, a selection committee gave the nine-time U.S. and five-time world champion a medical bye. center_img That put Kwan on the team ahead of third-place finisher Emily Hughes, who was designated an alternate along with Katy Taylor. “We looked at basically the Olympic selection criteria we’re dealing with … and we had a healthy discussion,” said Bob Horen, chairman of the International Committee that made the decision. last_img read more

VHI celebrates 10th Anniversary in Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgThis month VHI celebrates 10 years of business at its business centre in Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Business Park, Gaoth Dobhair. Currently employing 20 people, the office in Gaoth Dobhair is mainly responsible for communications with Vhi customers in respect of Multi-Trip from Vhi, Ireland’s No 1 travel insurance product in Ireland and Vhi International which provides private medical insurance for those travelling abroad for six months or more.Speaking at an event to mark 10 years here in Gaoth Dobhair, John O’Dwyer, CEO, Vhi said they are delighted they took the decision 10 years ago to establish a business centre here in Gaoth Dobhair. “Our experience to date has been very positive and we are very pleased that we have continually been able to recruit from the skilled competitive workforce locally which initially was one of the key reasons for our decision to have an office in Gaoth Dobhair .“The team here also provides great support to the Vhi business in general and key to that has been their adaptability to support the business needs across a multitude of products when required. The facility is ably managed by Bridget Gallagher from Falcarragh in Co Donegal and focuses mainly on inbound communications with our customers”He continued “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Údarás na Gaeltachta for all their support over the last 10 years and look forward to continuing to work with them over the next decade.Mr Stiofán Ó Cúláin, Príomfheidhmeannach, Údarás na Gaeltachta said VHI is a great example of an established national company which can effectively locate key elements of its operations successfully in a rural Gaeltacht area. “Their successful operation in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park endorses this Gaeltacht region as being an excellent location to access a highly skilled workforce. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the entire team at Vhi on celebrating 10 years of business on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park. We offer our continued support to the company and wish them every success in the future.”Pat Sweeney, Annemarie Kuncaitis and lan Cowley at VHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonVHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonVHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonBridget Gallagher, Contact Centre Manager, John O’Dwyer, CEO, Vhi and Mr Stiofán Ó Cúláin, Príomfheidhmeannach, Údarás na Gaeltachtaat Vhi Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonJoelle Oliver, Anne Marie Doherty, Maggie McKinney, Tara Glynn and Rebecca Ruth at VHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonTherese Bourke and Fiona Murphy at VHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonAnne Marie Gallagher, Amy Stewart, Rosetta McFadden and Maggie McKinney at VHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonBridget Gallagher, Contact Centre Manager, speaking at Vhi Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonVHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonVHI Ghaoth Dobhair Celebrating there 10th Anniversary at the Údarás na Gaeltachta site. Photo Clive WassonVHI celebrates 10th Anniversary in Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: May 5th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:10th anniversarydonegalGaoth Dobhairvhilast_img read more