Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara returns to action after over a YEAR out injured

first_img Sport EN But as Bayern Munich beat rivals Borussia Dortmund 1-0, Pep Guardiola threw him on in place of Philipp Lahm. CEST Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has returned to action after more than a year away from the pitch.  04/04/2015 Upd. at 20:48 Robert Lewandowski’s goal, in the first half, against his former team, was the strike that settled a scrappy Der Klassiker. He played his last game on March 29, 2014, against Hoffenheim, where he was injured after only 25 minutes.  His brother, Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara, was delighted and posted a tweet with the above picture, which read: “The magic has returned!”last_img read more

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Jese Rodriguez to start for Madrid against Almeria; Bale could be back for Sevilla

first_img “And then there has also been a lot of competition for places. He’s ready to play now, though, and he will play on Wednesday. That game was against Eibar earlier this month, a game which he scored one of his two league goals this season in. Upd. at 13:51 “Jese’s physcial condition [since the injury] has been lacking a bit,” Ancelotti explained.  “Keylor will also play.” 28/04/2015 His road to recovery has been long and he has only started one league game this season. The 22-year-old suffered an injury blow last season against Schalke just when he was beginning to prove his worth to Carlo Ancelotti.center_img Sport EN Jese Rodriguez will start for Real Madrid in La Liga against Almeria on Wednesday night.  But Ancelotti has confirmed Jese, as well as goalkeeper Keylor Navas, will be given minutes against Almeria at the Bernabeu.  CEST Ancelotti also said that Gareth Bale will return to training on Thursday and he hopes to have the Welshman available for the Sevilla game on Saturday.  Karim Benzema is a bit further behind in his recovery, but could come into contention for the Juventus game next week.last_img read more

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Argentina 4-0 USA: Messi leads Albiceleste into the Copa America final

first_img The States tried to react, but they just couldn’t deal with Argentina, ending the game without even having a shot on Sergio Romero’s goal.  22/06/2016 As well as scoring – and becoming his country’s outright top goalscorer in the process with 55 – Messi also created two goals as the Albiceleste made light work of the hosts.  Half an hour later Messi took Gabriel Batistuta’s record when he curled a free-kick from almost 30 yards into the top corner – in fact, it couldn’t have been any more in Guzan’s top corner.  After defeats to Germany and Chile in finals in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Argentina will hope it’s third time luck when they take on either Colombia or Chile on Sunday.  Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Sport ENcenter_img It took just three minutes for the Barcelona man to pick out Ezequiel Lavezzi, who in turn beat Brad Guzan to open the scoring.  Gonzalo Higuain added his side’s third in the second half, getting on the end of a Lavezzi cross. And the Napoli front man scored his second, Argentina’s fourth, minutes from time, with Messi once again the creator.  Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick as Argentina beat the United States 4-0 to advance to the final of the Copa America.  Injuries to Lavezzi and Augusto Fernandez did taint the victory, but Gerardo Martino’s men will have their third shot at a trophy in as many years this weekend.last_img read more

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Klopp wants to make Iñaki Williams his new Aubameyang

first_img Sport.es Upd. at 16:33 Jurgen Klopp is keen to strengthen his Liverpool attack. The German coach is looking at Iñaki Williams as a potential January signing.  Williams, five years younger than Aubameyang, still has a lot to improve in terms of goal scoring, something the latter did in his last year with Saint-Etienne when he was 23, a year older than Williams.  IN SPORT.ES CEST Among the characteristics shared by both players is versatility. Both Aubameyang and Williams have both played across the front three. They are also both quick, which marks their style.  According to Sky Sports, Klopp thinks Williams could explode in a similar way to Aubameyang did at Borussia Dortmund. The Liverpool boss has observed in the Athletic player a series of characteristics which he feels are similar to the Gabon forward.  Klopp quiere hacer de Williams su nuevo Aubameyang 20/10/2016 In England they say Liverpool could make a January move, but Williams’ new deal with Athletic runs until 2021 and his release clause is 50 million euros.last_img read more

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India vs Ireland: Key players for the Irish that can shock India

first_imgAdvertisement tdmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjanbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewhaq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4ulcp6Would you ever consider trying this?😱6yf7vCan your students do this? 🌚od4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Image courtesy: icc-cricket.comAdvertisement Ireland have grown immensely in the gentlemen’s game over the years. From the World Cup upsets to a solid outing in their maiden test against Pakistan, the Men in Green are moving in the right direction.The focus now moves upon the visiting Indians, the two sides will face each other in 2 T20I in the Irish capital of Dublin. While the BCCI have named a strong squad for the tor, the Irish would look to spoil things for the Indian team who have a long tour of England ahead.Advertisement Let’s have a look at the players who are pivotal for the Irish.Advertisement Paul Stirling: The explosive opener has racked up the fear of bowlers with his fearlessness. Stirling’s current form added with his ability to dominate the bowlers and the power play, makes him Ireland’s X-factor for this tour.Kevin O’Brien: The all-rounder has shown what he is capable of over the years. Ireland captain Gary Wilson will bank on O’Brien to add some handy runs at the end of the innings and pick a few wickets with his subtle medium pace.Boyd Rankin: The tall seamer could instil fear into the Indian batting line-up with his raw pace and the ability to extract bounce from the wicket. Rankin would be the perfect antidote to the dominating Indian batting line-up.Read AlsoCricket: In-form stars left out of Indian T20 squad for series against Ireland and EnglandIndia vs Ireland: Key players for the Men in Blue Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cricket: Swashbuckling Rishabh Pant next in line for India bow

first_imgCricket – England v India – Fifth Test – Kia Oval, London, Britain – September 11, 2018 India’s Rishabh Pant celebrates his century Action Images via Reuters/Paul ChildsAdvertisement wrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsci2qhyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ey5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8d6l1Would you ever consider trying this?😱a7ddCan your students do this? 🌚fxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: Indian ExpressAdvertisement Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is speculated to be called up to the national squad for the ODI series against the West Indies. The series, slated to begin at Guwahati on October 21, will comprise of 5 One Day Internationals.Advertisement Pant has been on a rich run of form lately after initial struggles against England. The Delhi Daredevils ace ended up scoring his debut century in his last innings in England, he continued his batting exploits with a quickfire 92 in India’s victorious effort against West Indies at Rajkot.The BCCI selection committee will announce the squad for the 5-match ODI series when they meet in Hyderabad on Thursday. Dinesh Karthik is expecting to be the name to pave way for Pant in the squad. While the Tamil Nadu batsman has fared well with the bat in the Asia Cup, the knack of not converting the 30s and 40s into big scores has not boded with the board well.Advertisement Selection of Pant in the squad will mark the experimentation process as the Men In Blue look to find the balanced lineup for the highly anticipated World Cup in 2019.Read Also:Cricket: Pace sensation Malinga accused of sexual assault as disturbing details emergeNepal trump China in a second bizarre cricketing encounter in two days  Advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019- DC vs SRH Review: Pant blitz help DC set the date with…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Hindustan TimesAdvertisement 9xribNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs15oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea6tj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7ubwn5aWould you ever consider trying this?😱a6tqCan your students do this? 🌚5m6kz2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Delhi Capitals ended SRH’s run in the tournament after a nerve-wracking final over victory which was marred with controversy. Advertisement Heading into this knockout fixture in Vizag, both teams named a solitary change each. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Shreyas Iyer and men were put under pressure by Martin Guptill.The Kiwi batsman played an explosive knock. But after Guptill’s dismissal, the fragile order failed to continue with the momentum courtesy of some tight spin bowling from Axar Patel and Amit Mishra. Vijay Shankar and Mohammad Nabi played crucial cameos to lift the side to a total of 162-8.Advertisement Prithvi Shaw got back into the runs with a sublime half-century, the perfect start faded away after the powerplay and soon the Capitals started losing wickets in quick succession.Rishabh Pant instilled some life into the chase with a knock of 49 off just 21 balls. However, Pant’s dismissal left DC in a precarious position. With 5 required off the last over, Amit Mishra was run-out under bizarre circumstances. The veteran was held responsible for obstructing the stumps at the bowler’s end.Advertisement Keemo Paul kept his cool and finished the game off for the side with a ball to spare. Delhi Capitals will now face Chennai Super Kings for a place in the final against Mumbai Indians this Sunday.Brief Scorecard:SRH 162-8 (20 overs) (M.Guptill 36; K.Paul 3-32)DC 165-8 (19.5 overs) (R.Pant 49; R.Khan 2-16)Read Also:IIT Madras students asked a question on MS DhoniAustralia’s tour of India schedule to go as planned Advertisementlast_img read more

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Competition Committee arranges Clasico date as December 18

first_img IN SPORT.ES 23/10/2019 Ramón Fuentes Upd. on 24/10/2019 at 12:29 CEST The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation has agreed to set December 18 as the date for the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The game was to be held on October 26 but was postponed due to exceptional causes.center_img The decision of the Competition Committee eventually came after analyzing the proposals of both clubs, which they invited to agree on a date and who agreed on December 18. They also analyzed a report of the Competitions Area of the RFEF. Right now in LaLiga they are waiting to receive the Competition Committee report to see what decisions they make although, as SPORT has explained, the complaint routes will likely be before the CSD and later before the ordinary courts of justice. El Comité de Competición fija el 18 de diciembre como fecha del clásicolast_img read more

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Casey Cardinia league preview – round 4

first_imgBy Mark GullickAFTER failing at Beaconsfield, Berwick continue their nightmare run by taking on Narre Warren this weekend and then…[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

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Smith’s surgical strike

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT WGCA Premier Division review – round 4 PAKENHAM v UPPER BEACONSFIELD IF THERE was an end-of-season award…[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

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