Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has backed the Michael Oliver’s decision to award them a penalty, but believes that the sending off of Gianluigi Buffon was incorrectLast season’s Champions winners looked to be on the verge of a shock elimination from the competition, after Juventus produced an extraordinary comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu to score three goals unanswered and level the aggregate scoreline at 3-3.But in the 98th minute of the second leg, Real were awarded a penalty by the English referee after Mehdi Benatia fouled Lucas Vazquez inside the penalty area with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 119th goal in his 150th appearance in the competition.Earlier former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola had suggested that Real are helped by referees, which Zidane has now refuted.“I’m not going to say anything to him, I’m not interested in what Guardiola says,” said the Frenchman, according to Calcio Mercato.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We went through last year and won the Champions League, but I never mess with the referees, and I’ve had the chances to do so.“I never get involved, and in any event, it was a penalty.”The Real coach was full of praise for Juventus’ performance during the match and defended Buffon, who was controversially sent off, after angrily protesting the penalty decision.“I wasn’t expecting to concede a goal in the first minute. Juventus pressed us high, they played a great game and I absolutely had to make changes at the half,” said the 45 year-old.“[Buffon] didn’t deserve the red card, but this doesn’t cancel out what he has done in his career.”
Despite having conceded a critical away goal in their 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid for the first leg, Jack Wilshere is remaining upbeat about Arsenal’s chances of progressing to the final of the Europa LeagueFollowing Sime Vrsaljko’s dismissal within the opening 10 minutes, the Gunners dominated the game and looked set to take the lead to Madrid next week when Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front.But towards the end of the match, Antoine Griezmann took full advantage of a Laurent Koscielny mistake to equalise for Atletico at the Emirates.The result finished at 1-1 with Atletico taking home a crucial away goal advantage for next week’s second leg at the Estadio Wanda Metroplitano.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But Wilshere is refusing to get carried away with what he calls the “half-time” stage and he is confident that Arsenal can cause an upset in Madrid.“Yes, but at the same time, it’s only half-time. We knew what type of team they are – they were always going to try to hit us on the counter and I thought we dealt with that pretty well and defended really well. They had a bit of luck off the keeper but at this level that’s a massive goal for them. But at the same time, we’re confident that we can go to Madrid and with the chances we created tonight, we are definitely going to create some chances and hopefully we’ll put them away” Wilshere told the club website.One worrying statistic for Arsenal is that Atletico have not conceded at home in over three months.“We’re going to have to take the positives from tonight as we created loads and loads of chances and they have a great goalkeeper, but at the same time we found ways through their defence and we have to keep doing that. Hopefully, a little bit of luck will be on our side on the night,” added Wilshere.
Manchester City might launch a bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves in the January transfer window, to bolster their midfield options.Neves joined Wolves from FC Porto last summer in a Championship record £16 million transfer and he has since gone on to appear 44 times for the club.The 21-year-old is pivotal in Nuno Espirito Santo’s plan and has quickly developed a reputation as a creative player with a penchant for scoring from long range.The Portuguese star scored six goals from outside the box during his first year with the club as Wolves gained promotion to the Premier League, a tally which he increased against Everton.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Espirito Santo reckons Neves services are needed if his side is to avoid relegation this term and will have to reject a £60 million bid from the Cityzens.The Premier League champions tried to sign Jorginho from Napoli during the transfer window, but when he opted to join Chelsea instead, the Spanish boss reluctantly settled with his current squadReports claim City intend to play Neves alongside Fernandinho in that deep-lying midfield role and could make an approach for the Wolves star when the transfer window re-opens after Christmas.Guardiola’s men have started the season well with back to back wins but talismanic midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of action for at least three months, which could also increase their need for a player like Neves.
The Italian winger is excited to be playing in the UEFA Champions League for the first time with Internazionale Milan31-year-old Italian winger Antonio Candreva has been with Internazionale Milan since 2016.But in all the years he’s been with the team, this is the first time he’s playing in the UEFA Champions League with the Nerazzurri.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“My first thought when Matias Vecino’s header went in was: ‘We’ve done it.’ It was what we all wanted after years of Inter being in exile, so a great sense of liberation for an achievement we fought hard for,” Candreva was quoted by Football Italia.“The teammates I get on best with are Mauro Icardi, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Roberto Gagliardini, Matias Vecino, but that’s reductive giving just a few names. You can see in our eyes that this is a group which enjoys staying together.”“Inter is a great club, what I wanted to achieve in my career. I managed it, I am proud and honored to have worn this jersey,” he added.
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti is happy with playing Rapid Vienna in the Europa League, but has warned “there are no easy games”.After getting knocked out of the Champions League group stages, Inter Milan dropped down to the Europa League Last 32 stage.And on Monday afternoon, they were drawn against Austrian club Rapid Vienna.“It went well, but we know there are no easy games,” Zanetti said, as quoted by Football Italia.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We’ll need to see where we are in February, but we want to be protagonists. The proximity is beneficial for us, when it’s a close trip on a Thursday evening it’s simpler.“We’re disappointed about the Champions League, but we need to focus on the Europa League now, it’s a prestigious competition.“It’s full of teams who are difficult to face, and winning would give prestige to the club. We’ll face it in the best way and hope to get to the end.“We can be protagonists, winning a trophy would be important.”
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 8, 2017 – Two armed robberies of cash and cell phones, security officers tied up and bound, both at schools in Nassau and both involving four armed men but on two different nights. The crimes seem linked but Police stop short of saying that in their overnight report which also asks for public help in finding these men.One instance happened on Faith Avenue at a high school, the other on College lane at a junior high school. Magnetic Media confirmed that C.C. Sweeting was robbed and ransacked on Monday with the office and classrooms damaged by the trespassers. School was let out early yesterday as a result of the break in, where it is believed cell phones were stolen.(Above image is File Photo) The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews #MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
Related Items:#alivandspecialolympicsBahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 22, 2017 – Nassau – Media partners and friends, good morning. Thank you for taking the time to be here with us today as we announce our partnership with Special Olympics Bahamas. This $45,000.00 sponsorship is a three-year commitment and allows ALIV to be title sponsor for this amazing organization.We believe in working with the community and have created programs, and partnered with organizations directed at areas that will have the most sustainable and positive impact on the country. Undoubtedly, fostering an environment for people with special needs is important and the company is dedicated to helping advance the athletic pursuits for people of all ages and backgrounds. The importance of an organization such as Special Olympics Bahamas is fundamental to the growth of the country. I myself have assisted with Special Olympics committees throughout the region and was delighted when this opportunity presented itself here in The Bahamas. We at ALIV are extremely proud and happy to assist Special Olympics Bahamas with all their events, beginning as the title sponsor for the national track and field meet this Saturday, May 27th. We will also be sponsoring Christmas events in Grand Bahama and Abaco later this year.Special Olympics is a global organization, serving more than 4.2 million athletes in 170 nations, and it is right here, at the local level, where interested athletes, families, volunteers and supporters come together to promote health and fitness, change lives, and create communities of inclusion and acceptance.Our goal is to always meet and surpass expectations and we believe this partnership with SPECIAL OLYMPICS BAHAMAS will allow us to do just that.Thank you.Press Release: Aliv#alivandspecialolympicsBahamas
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Ragged Island – 151 Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters in two separate incidents between August 9th and 11th in waters of the Southern Bahamas.On August 9th, the US Coast Guard vessel with a Defence Force shiprider on board apprehended 73 Haitian migrants aboard a freighter.Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the US and The Bahamas, Defence Force personnel are permitted to conduct tours of duty aboard US Coast Guard vessels and to arrest persons engaged in illicit activities in Bahamian waters.A Coast Guard vessel also apprehended a second group of 78 persons on August 11th in waters North of Ragged Island. All migrants apprehended in both incidents were subsequently transferred to the Defence Force patrol vessel, HMBS Arthur D. Hanna, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Berne Wright for transport to New Providence.This latest group brings the total Haitian migrant count apprehended in Bahamian waters for the year to over 640 as a result of Defence Force conducting its own patrol operations, as well as RBDF joint operations with The Bahamas Immigration and US Coast Guard authorities.The 151 undocumented migrants arrived earlier this morning at Coral Harbour and are currently under the supervision of Immigration officials for further processing.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to defending the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secure.Photo Captions:Header photo shows: Undocumented migrants at Coral Harbour Base waiting to be escorted to holding area for processing by Immigration officials. (RBDF Photos by Marine Seaman Michael Turner II (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel)-rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Migrant Photo 1 shows: HMBS Arthur Hanna’s company berthing at the Defence Force Coral Harbour base with over 150 undocumented migrants onboardMigrant Photo 2 shows: Coral Habour Duty Watch assisting in processing of undocumented migrants by providing a security detail. Related Items:
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The father of Andreas Christensen claims that Chelsea have until Christmas to prove that his son remains a big part of their plans or else he will leave in JanuaryThe 22-year-old defender has found himself on the fringes at Chelsea this season with new head coach Maurizio Sarri preferring David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger at the centre of his defence.While Christensen has featured for the Blues in cup competitions, the Dane recently confessed that his future is now uncertain.Speaking on the matter, his agent and father Sten announced that Chelsea have been given an ultimatum and that a loan spell will not be considered.“If his situation doesn’t change around Christmas, we’ll obviously schedule a chat with Chelsea and say: ‘Okay, what can we do for Andreas? Can we move him?’” Sten told TV3 SPORT.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“For me, it’s not a loan again. Either it’s Chelsea or else he needs to leave. I don’t think a loan is an optimal situation for Andreas. It’s sort of either or.“I think, unfortunately, Chelsea have too many players who just go out on loan if [the club] isn’t going to use them and I don’t think Andreas should get caught in that.“I’m of the conviction that we’ll attempt to move Andreas in the winter time [if he’s not playing]. Around Christmas, something else needs to happen.”Christensen had a breakthrough campaign under former coach Antonio Conte last season at Chelsea and made 40 appearances in all competitions.The Denmark international was awarded the Blues’ Young Player of the Year award.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha believes his side can challenge Chelsea if they can replicate the same performance from last weekendThe Eagles are not going through the best of times, considering they’ve failed to clinch a victory in six successive Premier League clashes. With a record of two wins, two draws, and six defeats, the Glaziers currently occupy the 13th position, with a 3-point lead over the relegation-based Fulham.However, Roy Hodgson’s players managed to bring a 3-game league losing streak to an end, having played out a 2-2 draw with Arsenal last weekend.One of the stars of Crystal Palace’s ‘success’ against the Gunners, Wilfried Zaha, thinks his team can harm Chelsea if they adhere to their game strategy.“It’s a difficult couple of games over the next couple of weeks but I’m confident every week, I feel like we’re good enough if we stick to our game plan,” he told the official Crystal Palace website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We’ve just prepared the same way we prepare for every game. [We need to] just play the game we always play no matter who we come up against, no matter if it’s Manchester United or Chelsea. If we play with confidence, that’s when your talent comes out. That’s what we did against Arsenal and it was a tight game.”“To be honest, I feel like we could have won the Arsenal game. I feel like we should have won. But we’ll take a point because I’m sure no one thought we would [get one]. We just need to continue that same way.”“It’s a great feeling [scoring against Chelsea], because obviously everywhere you go you’re an underdog or whatever so it’s a nice feeling: showing people that we are a lot better than they think we are. But scoring against an average team or a top team is the same thing for me, scoring a goal is an amazing feeling so it doesn’t matter who I score against. But, yeah, scoring against top teams and getting goals for Palace is a great feeling so hopefully, I can get that feeling again on Sunday.”Crystal Palace will take on the Blues on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge, hoping they can end a 3-game road losing streak across all competitions.
Recovering from a serious knee injury, Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is hoping to be back on the pitch playing before the end of the season.Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained a serious knee injury during Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final match against Roma in April.“The next target for me is to build up more in the gym and get back towards being able to run outside again,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool website, cited by Sky Sports.“I’ve already started passing the ball around inside which feels really good. When you get outside, you feel a lot closer. It will probably get harder again when that happens.“I’d love to be able to make an appearance at least before the end of the season – probably more mentally to prove that I can do it. Then have a good pre-season and start fresh next season.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…The former Arsenal midfielder praised Jurgen Klopp for his patience and support during his injury.“He’s been massive for me. Whenever I see him, he’s got a smile on his face and is really positive and keeps me in his thoughts,” he said.“When he talks about the team he’ll mention me, which is obviously really nice, especially when the boys are doing so well.“The important thing is he’s giving me time. He said ‘we know how long this is going to be, don’t worry about it’”
AC Milan wants the return of their ex-striker Andre Silva who is on loan at Sevilla but Sevilla are willing to keep the striker permanently.Sevilla claim they are willing to activate their €30m option to sign striker Andre Silva permanently, an assurance that was given by the Andalusian club’s Director of Football Joaquin Caparros.“The fans can rest assured, the player will stay with us with a contract for many seasons,” Caparros told Sevilla’s website, according to Football Espana.“We have the will and the opportunity to keep the player here. Milan can say what they want, they’re looking at him again as are many other clubs who want him, but no-one can do anything.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“We have this option to buy and at the end of the season, or even before, we’ll exercise it.”Silva scored two times in Serie A for Milan last season and seven La Liga goals in 11 appearances this campaign.
Simone Inzaghi has expressed shock over Sampdoria’s late equaliser suggesting it’s something he’d never seen in 25 years of football.It was the club’s fourth successive Serie A stalemate, but Ciro Immobile’s controversial penalty had completed the comeback to lead 2-1 at the 96th.However, Riccardo Saponara’s acrobatic flick sealed a last-gasp equaliser at the Stadio Olimpico.“There is a bitter taste in the mouth, as the statistics clearly show we dominated the match,” Inzaghi told Football Italia.“At times we weren’t particularly sharp, but the performance was strong. We should’ve just kept the ball in the final 90 seconds and it was a serious error to give it away.Match Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“I’ve never seen anything like it in 25 years of football, so this is a really strange sport. Sampdoria are strong and well-organised, but we deserved to win.”Lazio spent the last five days in a training retreat to better prepare for this game after recent setbacks.“This result holds us back, because we’ll get nowhere with draws. They used to say we never played draws, now we’ve had four in a row.“Conceding a goal like that is a serious error, but we have some experienced players and others not so much. It’s time now to recuperate energy and I want a good performance in the Europa League on Thursday.”
Real Madrid Coach Santiago Solari believes he is managing a fantastic and humble squad in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s claims that Juventus are more of a familyThe former Manchester United playmaker left Los Blancos in the summer, and yesterday he stated in an interview he made a stunning assertion that the Bianconeris are more of a humble, family atmosphere in comparison to Madrid.However, Solari has come out to state clearly that Real Madrid can boast of a similar atmosphere and camaraderie.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Humility is a virtue that top players need, and at Real Madrid, we’ve got a fantastic, humble squad,” Solari responded in his Press conference as cited by Football Italia ahead of the CSKA Moscow game.“When it comes to every one of the values bound up in sport, this is a top group of players.“Cristiano will always be special to this club, he went down in its history, and it’s not down to anyone to judge the way he feels; that’s something personal to him.”
Team Wellington and Al Ain played in the inaugural match of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup as five goals were scored in total for the delight of the fansAL AIN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.- An oasis in the desert was the perfect place to start the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, as the planet watched how Al Ain came back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game 3-3, sending it into overtime, and then winning it from the penalty kick spot 4-3.The game was part of the Playoff stage of the new edition of the tournament that will be played from today, December 12 to the 22nd.More than 15,000 fans witnessed an epic come back to see how their team advanced to the Quarterfinal against Tunisian team Espérance de Tunis.The first goal was a beauty by Mario Barcia at just the 11th-minute mark, thanks to a long-distance shot that was unstoppable by goalkeeper Khalid Eisa. Team Wellington was up by one.Four minutes later Andy Bevin filtered a pass to Aaron Clapham who ended up sending the ball to inside the net to put the score 2-0.And Mario Ilich scored the third goal of the night for the New Zealand team, two minutes before Tsukasa Shiotani scored the first one for Al Ain. 3-1 at halftime.OFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.But the Boss never gave up and Tongo Doumbia scored the 3-2 that would make the local squad push further for the tie.And it quickly came. Just five minutes before of regular playing time, defender Taylor Schrijvers couldn’t put the ball away from the area and it ended up on the feet of Marcus Berg who scored for a 3-3 tie after 90 minutes.After both halves of the extra time were over, the game went into penalty kicks, but goalkeeper Khalid Eisa ended up being the hero of the match when he stopped Justin Gulley’s shot at the last opportunity to give his team a historic victory.Al Ain will play against Esperánce de Tunis for a chance to qualify to the Semifinal match against Argentina’s River Plate.#CWC18: @alainfcae defeated @TeamWelly in an epic game night at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, in a match part of the @ClubWorldCups. pic.twitter.com/bUEvFJZi85— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 12, 2018
According to the Reds’ footballer Sadio Mane, Liverpool has improved every year since he has been at the English Premier League club.Liverpool is currently in the first position of the English Premier League table.And Sadio Mane believes his team gets better every year.“Every single season we progress and that is positive for us,” he told Sky Sports.“That’s why we train hard every single day, to learn a lot, to get better and better.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s positive and now we are going to go for something special with the club,” he added.“At the moment we are at the top of the league.”“There is so far for this season to be done but everything is possible,” Mane commented.“We are going to try and take game by game without making pressure for ourselves because we know it is very high.”