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Madrid open up five-point lead over Barca

first_img0Shares0000Karim Benzema put his side ahead shortly after the half-hour mark.PHOTO/Sky SportsMADRID, Spain, April 2 – Real Madrid moved five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga despite a lacklustre performance as goals from Karim Benzema, Isco and Nacho secured a 3-0 win over Alaves on Sunday.Benzema volleyed home Dani Carvajal’s cutback for the opening goal just after the half hour mark. However, the European champions were grateful to Alaves’ wastefulness in front of goal after the break as Deyverson and Edgar Mendez passed up huge chances to equalise.Isco eventually made the game safe five minutes from time before Nacho rounded off the scoring moments later.Barcelona can close back to within two points with victory at Granada later on Sunday.“Playing every three days you can’t always play perfectly for 90 minutes,” said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.“We were having problems, we weren’t playing well and then all of a sudden Cristiano (Ronaldo) gets the ball, passes it to Isco and he controls and scores.“That is what this team has. We know that at any moment we can hurt the opponent.”Zidane had handed a rest from the start to a host of his stars involved in international duty over the past week as captain Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and James Rodriguez were left out.Yet, Zidane’s plans were undone inside 10 minutes when Raphael Varane suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by Carvajal.“Rafa has damaged the same area as before, it isn’t as bad as three weeks ago and we hope it is nothing major.”Zidane did name his first-choice front three as Ronaldo and Gareth Bale flanked Benzema.All three fired off target from the edge of the box as Madrid started brightly, but they had to wait 31 minutes for the opener.Carvajal’s burst of pace took him to the by-line and he picked out the unmarked Benzema to smash into the far corner.Madrid’s rhythm was disrupted by the half-time whistle, though, as Alaves were the better side for large spells of the second-half.Deyverson headed over from point-blank range from Theo Hernandez’s cross before Mendez passed up the visitors’ best chance when he slotted wide when unmarked at the back post.Manu Garcia’s flicked header also then dipped just beyond Kiko Casilla’s far post as the Santiago Bernabeu crowd became restless.However, Isco settled their nerves when he rocketed Ronaldo’s through ball into the roof of the net from a narrow angle.And Nacho gave the scoreline an unjustified gloss when he tapped into an empty net after Fernando Pacheco made a brilliant save to tip Bale’s free-kick onto the bar.Earlier, an unsettling week for Sevilla ended with another disappointing result as they were held 0-0 at home by Sporting Gijon, leaving them fourth in La Liga on Sunday.In the wake of Sporting director Monchi’s decision to leave the club after 17 years, Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli cast doubt on his future before kick-off with Argentina reportedly interested in hiring him to salvage their floundering World Cup qualifying campaign.However, Sampaoli’s stock has fallen in recent weeks as Sevilla’s winless run stretched to five games in all competitions despite dominating for 95 minutes at the Sanchez Pizjuan.A draw is far more valuable for Sporting at the other end of the table as they move to within five points of safety in 18th.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘He’s a red card walking’! Former star warns Man United over latest transfer target

first_imgRay Wilkins has warned Manchester United: Sergio Ramos is a ‘red card walking’.The Real Madrid defender has been linked with a move to the Red Devils this summer, and could be included in David De Gea’s switch to the Bernabeu.But, while an admirer of the World Cup winner, former United midfielder Wilkins claims the 29-year-old may not be the right man for Louis van Gaal’s side.“Manchester United will want something back from Real Madrid if they let David De Gea leave,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Sergio Ramos has been around the block and he knows the score, especially in Champions League.  “He’s a red card walking though. He gets het-up when things don’t quite go his way. Madrid have played him at full-back and as a holding midfield player, he’s very versatile.“It would be an interesting signing because the first year is always difficult when you come to the Premier League.”last_img read more

BALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLAR CREDIT UNION IS TOPS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!

first_imgThe staff of Ballybofey and Stranorlar Credit UnionThe Staff and Management at the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Credit Union have become first Irish Credit Union to achieve the new Customer Service Excellence Ireland recognition award.It follows their participation in a two month programme which consisted of a training workshop and members satisfaction assessments.One of 16 Credit Unions in Donegal, the team at Ballybofey and Stranorlar participated in an initiative with Customer Service Excellence Ireland which has the objective of continuous improvement in member satisfaction through the customer service training and assessment. Pauline Tourish, Credit Union Manager at the Twin Towns office said they were delighted to be part of this positive programme.“I am very proud of the team and their achievement. Our members and their satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and the focus on that is something we are pleased to be always working on. Our participation in the programme together with achieving the CSEI recognition shows our commitment to our members” BALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLAR CREDIT UNION IS TOPS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! was last modified: July 19th, 2014 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:Ballybofey and Stranorlar Credit UnionCustomer Service Excellencelast_img read more

‘Atletico will be concerned, Foxes can absolutely win’ – Expert Eye on UCL clash

first_img“With humility and ambition, playing every game like it’s to win a league, everybody has very clear ideas in that team [Leicester]. And it is an honour for us to face them. Beyond the tactics, if we play with the same humility as against Bayern or Barcelona, we will have a chance. Leicester defend very well so concentration will be key to winning this match.”– Atletico Madrid captain Gabi 2 “They can win, absolutely. Atletico are a very durable side, have a lot of experience in the Champions League, have good players but will be concerned about Leicester’s strengths. What they’ve achieved is simply phenomenal and they have raised the bar. To win the Premier League shocked the world.”– Former Leicester winger Steve Guppy “Leicester are a tricky proposition for Atletico Madrid. I am sure Diego Simeone’s side would sooner be facing a team like Arsenal, an opponent they know more about. But I still feel this will be a step too far for Leicester. Atletico are experts at negotiating ties at this stage of the competition, having reached the Champions League final in two of the past three years, and they possess a world-class forward in Antoine Griezmann.”– Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown Atletico Madrid v Leicester City is LIVE on talkSPORT center_img Tonight, Leicester City play the biggest game in their history, and you can listen to all the action LIVE on talkSPORT!The Midlands football club have travelled to Spain to play Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Craig Shakespeare guided the Foxes past Sevilla in the second leg of their round-of-16 tie, and has lost just one game since taking the reins following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.But, playing against one of Europe’s best sides in the biggest competition on the continent is a challenge few of the Leicester players have ever experienced before.So how do the experts think Leicester will perform against Atleti?talkSPORT have gathered a selection of pundits and players’ views about the game, and you can see what everyone is saying below…ATLETICO MADRID V LEICESTER CITY IS LIVE ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO FULL COMMENTARY“They’ve shown time and again over the last couple of seasons that they are capable of doing whatever they put their mind to, with some great performances to defy the odds. This year Leicester have put themselves up against the best in Europe, who play in this competition year in and year out, teams who know and understand the competition well. This is a tournament they’d really like to win so I think they could do it. It would be up there with winning the Premier League.”– Former Leicester striker Emile Heskey “If Atletico let their concentration slip, it will give Leicester a chance to pounce. Defenders Felipe Luis and Diego Godin are not the quickest — and Jamie Vardy could cash-in with his pace from the right side. Something has finally clicked with Vardy and he is back to being the deadly dangerman of last season. The great thing for Leicester is that they have nothing to lose. I hope the Foxes can score and they will create some chances but I think this is as far as they will go.”– World Cup winner and SunSport’s European football expert Lothar Matthaus “I’m not expecting a match with a big result for either team, given how much intensity and concentration both sides have. These will be two hard-fought games and the tie surely won’t be resolved until the return leg in their stadium.”– Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeonelast_img read more

‘Like a prime Arjen Robben’ – Fans on Twitter go wild for West Ham star

first_img 1 Felipe Anderson is so silky. Unreal feet— Mark (@John5tones) December 15, 2018 Felipe Anderson earned comparisons with ‘a prime Arjen Robben’ by some ecstatic fans who watched the winger help West Ham to a 2-0 win over Fulham.Goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio made sure all three points would be heading back on the District Line to the East End. Felipe Anderson is quality— utdcover (@utdcover) December 15, 2018 Me when thinking about Felipe Anderson: pic.twitter.com/p8JKmdN4VL— Ⓜ️🅰️❌ (@IHaveABigDec) December 15, 2018 Jesus I love Felipe Anderson 😍— Dan Cottle (@dancottle18) December 15, 2018 Death, taxes, and Felipe Anderson nutmegs ⚒⚒⚒— The Oklahoma Hammers (@USHammers) December 15, 2018 Felipe Anderson is rude— Sàint Torreira✨ (@ephlawless) December 15, 2018 But it was Anderson’s performance which really caught the eye.After five goals in his last six games, Fulham knew they had to keep a lid on the Brazilian superstar.However, his electric pace and fancy footwork caused Dennis Odoi all sorts of problems – so much so the right-back was moved into the centre!Fans were understandably excited by his performance – check out the best Tweets below! Felipe Anderson just nutmegs people for fun😍#WHUFC— Jack (@jackgiddings3) December 15, 2018 Felipe Anderson is outrageously good— Líam Campbell ⚒ (@CampbellWHUFC) December 15, 2018 The silky winger is proving to be a handful for opposition defenders Felipe Anderson whipping in those crosses like a prime Arjen Robben,delicious stuff #FULWHU— Raphy (@Emma_rafeal) December 15, 2018last_img read more

Saido Berahino arrested for drink driving while ‘fleeing gang attack’

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE A statement from police read: “On Monday, 18 February at around 03:00 hours police were called to a disturbance in Great Russell Street, WC1.“When officers arrived on scene a car was seen to drive away at speed.“The car was stopped by police in Bedford Square and a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink drive.” MONEY The Stoke striker claimed he was attacked outside the popular London spot Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Saido Berahino has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving – and allegedly told police he was fleeing from a gang trying to steal his car.The Stoke striker, 25, was stopped by police in the early hours of Monday morning after speeding away from VQ restaurant in central London. REVEALED 4 And, according to The Sun, he claimed he was trying to escape from a group of men who stole his watch outside the restaurant.Cops were called to an incident at 3am outside VQ, where Berahino had spent the evening.Upon arrival, they saw the England youth international’s black Range Rover speed off before taking him into custody. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino pleaded guilty to drink driving in 2015 Berahino was banned from the wheel in 2015 after pleading guilty to drink driving and served an eight-match ban from football in 2016 after failing a drugs test.A witness, who was present at the exclusive VQ restaurant in Bloomsbury, told The Sun what happened.He said: “He had been in the restaurant getting food with a man and two women, he was maybe there for an hour. huge blow Berahino has been arrested for drink driving LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS RANKED no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 The 25-year-old has five goals for Stoke this season “VQ is open 24 hours, it is the kind of place you go after a night out.“I saw him leave the restaurant and then all of a sudden there was shouting and yelling and stuff by the doorway.“He was scuffling with some boys, I think they had just got out a car. It was all of a sudden and because we were inside we couldn’t really see what it was all about. “The next thing he ran over to a black Range Rover, got in and drove off quickly.“He pulled in to the next left from where we were, it wasn’t very far at all and the next thing he was being stopped by police.“We saw him being arrested for drink driving and then being led away by the police.” 4last_img read more

John Rankin blasts young players over ‘Nando’s and cinema’

first_imgPFA Scotland chairman John Rankin has slammed youth players who have a poor attitude to training and self-improvement.Queen of the South midfielder Rankin said that he had seen young players who would put cinema trips and meals at Nando’s ahead of striving to reach the top of the game.The former Falkirk, Dundee United and Hibs player tweeted in support of Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay.Mackay had bemoaned “baller” culture and the comfort zone that had players thinking they had made it before any real achievement at the top level of the game. “They don’t want to do extra so they encourage the ones with lesser ability not to go that extra bit. #ownstandards #selfpride #strongmentality #rantover”.Mackay, who has responsibility for the development of elite players at all levels, held up top athletes such as Andy Murray and Laura Muir as examples of dedication.He told the Scottish Sun newspaper: “Their diet has to be right. Their body fat must be right.“They have to have athleticism. “They have to work on their weaker foot, they have to work in the afternoons on their own, they have to cut their own clips and watch them back and they can’t leave their clubs at 2pm to go home.“What we’re looking for is sacrifice from these boys. That’s what it takes to become a footballer because it’s so hard for that one per cent who make it.” Rankin tweeted: “I’ve seen under-20s players miss gym sessions, leave before first team players, skip spinning classes when injured or don’t get a shower so they can get to Nando’s before the 2.30 showing at the cinema only to be reduced to tears or apologise when they’ve been had a go at for doing it.“It’s putting demands on kids which they don’t like these days, they class it as bullying…“Why are they apologising to me or another senior pro for not doing extra… they are prolonging my career by not getting any better in their own time!“There is a peer pressure too from the ‘better kids’… ‘Why are you going to the gym?’, ‘Go home, ya geek’.last_img read more

Richard Fred Henry Wessel, 93

first_imgRichard Fred Henry Wessel – October 29, 1922 to December 19, 2015.Dad wanted everyone to know that God loves and speaks to his children as a man speaks to a cherished sonor daughter. Every day. Clearly. And in ways that change our lives. Richard F. H. Wessel, born October 29, 1922, went home to be with his Lord and Father on Saturday, December 19, 2015 where the conversationcontinues so much more intimately.Before he died, someone asked him what ten things we need to know as he leaves us. He thought, grinnedbroadly, pointed to heaven and said, “Know Him! Know Him! Know Him!”. Then he paused and looked atus as if to ask whether he really needed to repeat that ten times and added, “Listen to His voice, then do whatHe says.”This former WWII POW and wounded veteran was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, MaryKatherine (Moorman) Wessel, his parents Virgil & Bertha (Redicker) Wessel; and brothers Gene (Lola),Robert (Wilma), Victor (Wilma) and Charles (Loretta) Wessel.Staying behind for awhile are daughters Susan (Mike) Vaal and Jane (Harold) Long; sons John (Vickie) andBill (Melanie); grandchildren/great-grandchildren Jeremy (Pamela/Ella, Max) Wessel, Tadd(Carrie/Carolina, John Cannon) Wessel, Cori (Jimmy/Ellie, Hope, Luke) Jett, Zak (Lark/Zoey) Wessel,Jaime (Cohl, Micah) Hughes-Sandoval, Nathan (Crystal/Xander), Megan (Andrew/Conner Wessel, Peyton,Madison, Riley, Jace) Woolwine, Sarah (Dallas/Jude, Rhett, Hattie), Andy (Natalie/Olivia) Vaal, Kate(Noah/ Jaxon Vaal, Ellie, Sophie) Guida, and Lindsey Wessel; brothers Jim (Ginny) and Allan (Delores)Wessel; sisters Ag (Bill) Dailey and Janet (Floyd) Behrens; sister-in-law Betty Moorman; and many well-loved nieces, nephews, and surrogate family (among whom are Nancy/Andrea, Chris, and Brian Hodge).Dad is truly home.“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with youall. Amen.” IICorinthians 13:14Funeral services will be at Voss Chapel on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at St.Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Borchers with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, AmericanLegion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.Friends and family may call at Voss Chapel on Saturday, December 26th from 5 to 8 PM and on Sunday after1 PM.Memorial checks may be written to The JESUS Film Project, PO Box 528222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222 orLeague of Prayer, Inc., PO Box 680310, Prattville, AL 36068.www.vossfuneralservice.comlast_img read more