Joao Felix scores twice as Atleti see off Juve

first_imgJoao Felix showed why Atletico Madrid were happy to pay €126million to sign him with a hand in both goals as the Rojiblancos beat Juventus 2-1 in the International Champions Cup.In a repeat of last season’s thrilling Champions League round-of-16 tie that Juventus won 3-2 on aggregate, Atletico took a measure of revenge in an entertaining encounter at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, where Thomas Lemar turned Joao Felix’s volley into the net to give Diego Simeone’s men the lead.The pair combined again for Atleti’s second, which was scored by teenage sensation Joao Felix, whose performance full of energy and flair will have delighted his coach. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The result rounded off a satisfying pre-season for Atletico, who beat rivals Real Madrid 7-3 earlier in the ICC, while Juve coach Maurizio Sarri gave Paulo Dybala a run out after his mooted move away from the club failed to transpire.PureTalent— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 10, 2019Giorgio Chiellini’s close-range volley was turned over the bar by Jan Oblak, who got down well to make a one-handed save, and Cristiano Ronaldo fired over the crossbar from the edge of the box as Juventus enjoyed a positive start.But Atletico punished the Bianconeri’s wastefulness after 23 minutes when Joao Felix met Kieran Trippier’s cross with a side-footed volley that deflected off Lemar’s thigh on its way past Wojciech Szczesny and into the net.The lead lasted just six minutes as Khedira capitalised on some hesitant Atletico defending and sent a low drive into the bottom corner of Oblak’s net, with Douglas Costa’s step-over helping to distract the goalkeeper.Lemar returned the favour to Joao Felix just after the half hour, floating a weighted pass into the box where the teenage forward slid in ahead of Matthijs de Ligt to score with a half-volley from 12 yards.After Costa hit the outside of the post with a low drive early in the second half, Adrien Rabiot went even closer, crashing a thunderous effort against the upright from 20 yards.Mario Mandzukic played in Dybala for a chance in the box 13 minutes from time but his deflected shot was saved at full stretch by Oblak, meaning Atletico entered the new season on a winning note. read morelast_img read more

Porto Beats Chelsea in Portugal Fans Lash out at Ivanovic

Rabat – Chelsea vs Porto turned out to be a match of hell for the British team, in which a series of unfortunate events, including an unmarked hand foul by Porto went unnoticed on the pitch, reported Spain’s Marca.Chelsea’s manager José Mourinho lost in his own home, proving that “home sweet home” is not always so sweet. The former Porto manager left Dragon Stadium empty-handed, defeated, and with bad memories of another Champions League loss.The British team failed at defending the goal, leaving Ivanovic and Cahill too weak to react. Porto’s midfielder Brahimi kept attacking the ‘blues’ defense with alleged force, as strikers André André and Maicon scored two goals for their home team. The Portuguese team dominated the play and times of the game. Mourinho’s team led the first half of the match, but wasted their opportunities to score. Diego Costa’s performance stood out when he tried to score but his strike landed on the post.According to the same report, the most controversial part of the game came when Mateu Lahoz left a hand foul unnoticed. Porto’s defender Marcano stopped Costa’s strike with his hand. A fault that could have given Chelsea its chance to leave the match with some pride.Following the game, the ‘blues’ fans were raging on social media about their team’s poor performance.Most Twitter users lashed out at Serbian defender Ivanovic.Ivanovic had a 10 per cent success rate with his tackles tonight. That’s nice. #CFC— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) September 29, 2015As long as Ivanovic is selected by Mou. The chance of winning a game ain’t there. Just a fact. #CFC— Donate Ivanovic ! (@fabricepoulet) September 29, 2015We deserved to lose.What an absolute disgrace.Players have to look at eating idiots.No more excuses.#Nonsense #cfc— frankie09y4 (@frankie09y4CFC) September 29, 2015Shocking performance & no signs of it improving anytime soon #CFC— Chris Whitfield (@CWhitfield7) September 29, 2015Ivanovic is terrible, Cesc & Hazard living off last year, Matic atm can’t tackle or pass! Pedro slacked since first game #CFC— Nick L (@Nick_L_87) September 29, 2015 read more

Rogers wireless services restored across the country

by News Staff Posted Oct 9, 2013 10:38 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rogers Communications says its wireless voice and text messaging services are “fully restored” after a major outage across the country.Spokeswoman Jennifer Kett said in an email that Rogers continues to investigate the root cause of the problem and apologizes to its customers.The company’s data services did not appear to be affected by the outage, which disrupted service in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland.Kett said earlier that customers with wireless carrier Fido, Rogers’ lower-priced label, were also affected.Rogers has about 10 million wireless customers across Canada and is the parent company of 660News. Rogers wireless services restored across the country read more