Real Madrid new boy Mendy ruled out for up to four weeks

first_imgReal Madrid defender Ferland Mendy is expected to be out of action for three to four weeks with a thigh problem, the club have confirmed.The left-back has been diagnosed with a muscular lesion that will keep him on the sidelines for the opening weeks of the new La Liga campaign. France international Mendy, who made a big-money move to Santiago Bernabeu in June from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon, will likely miss his side’s first game against Celta Vigo.  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? Coming through the ranks at both Paris Saint-Germain and Le Havre’s youth systems, he made the leap to first-team football with the latter in 2015 before signing with Lyon in 2017 on a five-year deal. He made over 75 appearances across his two seasons at the club, with his form in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns earning him selection to the division’s Team of the Year. He has featured in both of Madrid’s International Champions Cup pre-season encounters so far, as a substitute in their defeat to Bayern Munich and starting in their penalty shoot-out victory against Arsenal. Los Blancos have already been struck by injury issues, with Marco Asensio suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against the Gunners after scoring to put his side on even terms on the night.  They have, however, bolstered their ranks alongside Mendy during the off-season, with the Frenchman just one of a number of major signings brought in by Zinedine Zidane. Former Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard headlines the cast of new faces brought into the Spanish capital, along with forward pair Rodrygo and Luka Jovic, and defender Eder Militao. They are still keen to recruit, however, with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba near the top of their wish list, though the midfielder is yet to make a move from Old Trafford. Madrid have also sold Marcos Llorente to rivals Atletico Madrid while Sergio Reguilon and Dani Ceballos have left on loan to join Sevilla and Arsenal respectively. The club are looking to rebuild following a difficult season that saw them change managers twice, with Julen Lopetegui sacked following a poor opening run of form and Santiago Solari ultimately succeeded by former coach Zidane, who previously left at the end of the 2017-18 season.last_img read more

I used to seek autographs here: Virat Kohli after being honoured with a stand at Arun Jaitley stadium

first_img Next I used to seek autographs here: Virat Kohli after being honoured with a stand at Arun Jaitley stadiumIndia skipper Virat Kohli expressed gratitude after DDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Arun Jaitley Stadium to his name at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 00:03 IST The pavilion stand at the stadium was dedicated to India skipper Virat Kohli. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after Virat KohliVirat Kohli expressed his happiness after being honoured with a stand to his nameKohli said he remembered seeking autographs from India players when he came to the stadiumDDCA unveiled a new pavilion stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla after Virat Kohli, who recently became the most successful India captain in Test cricket, surpassing MS Dhoni.Virat Kohli expressed his happiness after being honoured with a stand to his name and shared an anecdote from the past on this momentous occasion.Kohli said he remembered seeking autographs from India players when he came to the stadium to watch the Test match against Zimbabwe in 2001. India skipper further expressed his gratitude for being honoured at the same venue.Thank you @delhi_cricket and @BCCI for bestowing this honour upon me. The pavilion will remind me of my journey in life and in cricket but most importantly I hope it will serve as an inspiration for the next generation of young cricketers of our nation.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 12, 2019″In 2000-2001, there was a Test vs Zimbabwe at Kotla. We were sitting across from the pavillion stand. Sehwag. Yuvi paaji. Srinath was standing at the boundary. I was asking him for an autograph. Never thought I would ever be honoured at the same stadium.”Kohli thanked DDCA president Rajat Sharma, his team, Kapil Dev and his family during the unveiling ceremony which was held at the Weightlifting Hall of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.”I am a bit nervous seeing so many important people. I was not expecting such a grand stage to honour me. Thank You Rajat Sir and my team who is present here. All the former players of Delhi, Kapil Dev Sir, I thank you a lot. It’s weird to talk about this but I just want to thank the people who are present here – my wife and family.advertisementThe entire Team India was in attendance at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium when the Indian captain across all format was honoured with a dedicated stand on his name in the Delhi stadium.A short video and an animation film on Kohli’s journey from being an U-19 player to India captain was also shown.”When I decided to name a stand in honour of Virat Kohli, I told this first to Arun Jaitleyji. He told me this is a good decision because there is no better player than Virat in world cricket,” said DDCA president Rajat Sharma.Also Read | Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium renamed after Arun Jaitley, pavilion stand unveiled as Virat Kohli standAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Arun Jailteylast_img read more