Bundesliga: Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern go second

first_img Loading… “We eventually made Hertha tired, but we were too patient and not threatening enough in the first half,” said Mueller who set up Perisic to claim his 12th league assist this season.“We raised the tempo after the break and once we got the breakthrough, Hertha didn’t fight back.”After Leipzig’s Germany striker Timo Werner had edged ahead of him as the league’s top scorer with two goals against Union, Lewandowski drew level with his main rival’s tally of 20 by converting a penalty.Lewandowski and Werner are now the first players in Bundesliga history to have scored 20 goals after 18 games in their challenge to Gerd Mueller’s record of 40 goals in a Bundesliga season, set in 1971⁄72. Having seen RB Leipzig go five points clear with a 3-1 win over Union Berlin on Saturday, Bayern climbed a place in the table with second-half goals by Thomas Mueller, Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara and Ivan Perisic. After a groin injury last month, Lewandowski proved his fitness with an lively display at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium.He now has 31 goals in 26 games in all competitions, including 10 in just five Champions League games.There was good news before kick-off for Hertha coach Jurgen Klinsmann as the German Football Association (DFB) confirmed his coaching licence is valid after doubts emerged last week over whether the certificate earned in 2000 had expired.However, it was a disappointing afternoon for Klinsmann who was sacked as Bayern coach in 2009 after just nine months and 43 games in charge.“After an hour, Bayern’s quality came into play and the way they played was very impressive,” admitted Berlin striker Davie Selke.It took 60 minutes for Bayern to break through when Leon Goretzka put a cross to the far post, Perisic headed back and Mueller crashed home the shot.Lewandowski had a header disallowed soon after when VAR spotted the striker made contact with Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.However, when Bayern were awarded a penalty after Goretzka was upended, Lewandowski sent Jarstein the wrong way to put Bayern 2-0 up with 73 minutes gone.Alcantara added a third with superb finishing after the Hertha defence had again been shredded and Perisic was finally rewarded for a good display when he headed home with six minutes left with an assist from Mueller.The victory in Berlin sets Bayern up for Saturday’s crunch home clash against fifth-placed Schalke, who beat fellow title contenders Moenchengladbach 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen on Friday.Bayern Munich’s Poland forward Robert Lewandowski (C) celebrates scoring his 20th league goal this season after converting a penalty in Sunday’s 4-0 away drubbing of Hertha Berlin.Read Also: Messi reveals one EPL superstar new Barcelona boss must signLater Sunday, striker Kevin Volland scored twice as Leverkusen claimed a 4-1 win at bottom side Paderborn to remain sixth.Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz had double reason to celebrate after it was announced on Friday that he has signed a contract extension until 2022.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Robert Lewandowski hit his 20th league goal this season as Bayern Munich climbed to second in the Bundesliga Sunday with a 4-0 romp at Hertha Berlin to trim RB Leipzig’s lead to four points.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveWorld’s Most Delicious Foods8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Myrtie Franklin, 65

first_imgMyrtie Mae Holman Franklin, 65, of the Hopewell Community near Holton passed away at 8:11pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born at Knightstown on August 3, 1951 the daughter of the late Truman and Amelia Geisler Holman. Myrtie grew up in New Marion and attended the New Marion School and was a 1969 graduate of South Ripley High School. Myrtie married Frank Franklin, the love of her life and her best friend on May 7, 1971 and God blessed them with two children, daughter Wendy (Brian) Meyer of Cross Plains, and son Chad (Loretta) Franklin of the Hopewell Community; seven grandchildren Jacob, Lindsay, Sarah, Rachel, Scott, Carly, and Elijah. Other survivors include two brothers Harry (Bernadette) Holman and Roy (Vickie) Holman both of Versailles; two sisters Dina (Vernon) Herbert and Brenda Holman both of Milhousen. She was also preceded in death by her brother Lester Holman, her sister Darlene Holman, nephew Roger Holman, and her niece Tammy Holman. Myrtie was always athletic and loved to play softball, volleyball, basketball, ride horses, and basically anything outdoors. She loved to work beside her husband as they built their house and operated their farm for over 46 years. She was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and had worked as the superintendent for the Holton Water Corporation. Myrtie was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4pm to 8pm and will also take place at the church. Memorials may be given to the West Fork Cemetery, Hospice of South Central Indiana, or the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Manchester United return to the Champions League: The financial implications

first_img A 7-1 aggregate victory over Club Brugge also gives United a route back to some of the biggest money in European football. :: Should they make it all the way to the final and lift the trophy in Milan next May, they could secure over £40million in prize money alone. :: United receive £9.92million just for beating the Belgian side and qualifying for the group phase. :: Up to £6.4million could be won, depending on performances, in the group stage and qualifying for the last 16 brings an additional prize of £3.9million. :: Another £4.3million follows for quarter-final qualification and, should United reach the last four, they will gain another £5million. :: The winners of the showpiece final in Milan will bag a £10.7million prize. :: An additional chunk of the £343million of television income would also go to the club, depending on their performances and those of their English peers in the competition. Manchester United made it through to the group stages of the Champions League on Wednesday, returning after a season’s absence. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FICA head says Pakistan security threat `excessive and unmanageable’

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – Head of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations Tony Irish described the security threat to foreign players and teams in Pakistan as “excessive and unmanageable”.Irish’s comments come in light of the Pakistan Cricket Board extending an invitation to the West Indies Cricket Board to tour the country for two Twenty20 Internationals in March at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.“The Pakistani players don’t have a players association so aren’t affiliated to FICA,” Irish told Wisden India. “Players from around the world affiliated to FICA do, however, and seek advice from FICA relating to security risks of playing in various countries.“We rely on reports from our independent security consultants. In the past, the consistent advice from the security experts has been that risks to foreign players and teams of playing in Pakistan are excessive and unmanageable.”International matches in Pakistan have been sidelined over the last seven years, following an attack on a bus transporting the Sri Lanka team to a match that saw six players injured and the same number of police officers killed.Two years ago, however, Zimbabwe became the only full member of the International Cricket Council to visit Pakistan for a brief limited-overs series – and that trip too, was marred by a suicide bomb blast outside the Gadaffi Stadium during the final match.The PCB, however, is eager to revive international matches in the country, and a security delegation from the WICB is expected to visit the country later this month, as well as Giles Clarke, who heads the ICC’s special task force on Pakistan cricket, to assess the situation on the ground.Clarke’s visit is significant, as it follows a PCB proposal to the ICC Executive Board late last year in Cape Town asking the governing body to compensate them for international teams not touring Pakistan.Irish said FICA continues to make its own security assessments to keep players around the World informed of the situation.“We are in the process of obtaining an updated report from the security consultants and will provide recommendations to players as soon as we have received this,” he said.“Players play in T20 leagues as individuals and, therefore, each player makes an individual decision on whether or not to play in this match in Lahore. FICA’s role in these circumstances is to provide players with information and recommendations which may assist them in making that decision.”last_img read more

Football News Sunil Chhetri says he hopes Minerva to get venue to host AFC Cup matches

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj Sunday posted a video of Sunil Chhetri, in which the Indian football captain hoped that the club gets a ground to host its AFC Cup matches.On Thursday, Minerva Punjab had heaved a sigh of relief after the Odisha government granted them permission to use Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium for their AFC Cup home match on May 1.Prior to that, Minerva had alleged that on the insistence of All India Football Federation, the Odisha government had withdrawn permission to use the stadium against Manang Marshyangdi Club of Nepal for the Group E match.The AIFF had said that it had nothing to do with the matter as it was an issue between Minerva and the Odisha government. Minerva will, however, have to find the venue for their next two AFC Cup ‘home’ matches in June as the Odisha government had granted the permission to use Kalinga Stadium for the May 1 match only. During an Instagram live session with fans four days ago, Chhetri said in the video, “About Minerva Punjab, I just hope, like all these football fans in the country, that they get the ground and play the AFC Cup.”Because in AFC, it’s not just about the club or the club rivalry, it’s about representing our country. And they deservingly got this chance and I hope that the party involved in giving them the ground understand it and they get the ground.”It will be a shame if Minerva Punjab cannot participate in the AFC because of unavailability of ground. I hope and pray that they do, and they do well for us.”Posting the video, Bajaj wrote on his twitter handle, “Wanted to thank our captain & the legend @chetrisunil11 for this message & for standing up for @minervapunjabfc as he said rightly that it’s about the country and not a club …. no wonder he is the perfect ambassador for @IndianFootball. we are grateful.”On Saturday, the I-League Committee had “unanimously” decided to refer Minerva Punjab owner’s frequent “outbursts” on social media against All India Football Federation to the Ethics Committee.An AIFF official had said that Bajaj’s name was not taken but the members took the decision that a proposal for action regarding his constant social media criticism directed to the federation will be sent to the Ethics Committee. last_img read more

Grasstrack meet set for Essequibo tomorrow

first_imgTHE first-ever day/night grasstrack meet will be staged tomorrow at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground from 16:00hrs.In an invited comment yesterday, chief organiser Sheik Yassin indicated that a total of 27 daredevils are expected to compete across three different categories.There will be five Professional races (12 laps per race); three Novices (10 laps per race) and two for Newcomers (10 laps per race).Meanwhile, according to Yassin, 2016 champion Andrew Wong is set for a return. He noted that with Wong’s return, current leader Steven Nobrega will definitely face a tough challenge.Further Yassin indicated that the venue is in excellent condition. Admission to the venue is $1000 for adults and $500 for children.last_img

Shoah worker indexes Armenian testimonies

first_imgActive listening · Manuk Avedikyan indexes survivors’ audio visual testomonies from the Armenian Genocide for the Shoah Foudation. – Photo courtesy of Manuk AvedikyanThough Shoah means “Holocaust” in Hebrew, Manuk Avedikyan is working to document survivor accounts of the Armenian Genocide for the USC Shoah Foundation, which has an agreement with the Armenian Film Foundation to preserve and disseminate these testimonies.The USC Shoah Foundation dedicates itself to documenting audio visual testimonies from survivors and witnesses of genocides throughout history. It contains nearly 53,000 testimonies in 39 languages and is conducted in 63 different countries.“An Armenian’s identity is inevitably tied to the Armenian Genocide,” Avedikyan said.Avedikyan’s grandparents survived the systematic extermination of the Armenian minority in what is now Turkey. The Ottoman Turks killed around 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 with the express purpose of ending their collective existence.His current job came unexpectedly after speaking to Hrag Yedalian, a program administrator at the Shoah Foundation. Avedikyan wished to enter local politics at the time. However, when Hrag mentioned he was looking for an indexer for the Armenian Genocide, Avedikyan could not resist as he had been surrounded with this topic throughout his life.Even though the genocide happened before he was born, Avedikyan said it’s affected him in many ways.“I have been surrounded by the topic of the Armenian Genocide through so many aspects of my life; from my grandparents as survivors, to my Armenian school, my Armenian history, my parents being raised in Turkey, lectures I’ve attended in Los Angeles since my teenage years and my college education,” Avedikyan said.Avedikyan, along with Yedalian and Visual History Archive curator Crispin Brooks, assigns keywords to each minute of testimony using the Shoah Foundation’s 63,000 keyword thesaurus. He is mainly involved in indexing English, Armenian and Turkish testimonies.Avedikyan said the testimonies add depth to history.“Many of the testimonies are impactful in different ways,” Avedikyan said. “Some due to their eloquent and unique historic details and others due to the emotion and extremely sad story.”Avedikyan described a testimony from an Armenian from Chomaklu (near Kayseri, Turkey) who was forced to march all the way to Jordan, an uncommon occurrence. Though some villages did “host” his caravan, they were essentially left to die.The Armenian’s recount of throwing his dead mother down a well is especially haunting. Death was so rampant around him that he did not even think twice about his action at that moment but regretted it years later in an orphanage in Jerusalem.“Another testimony gives light to the attempted arrest of Armenian resistance fighter ‘Murad of Sepastia’ in Govdun [now Göydün], Sivas [Province] by Ottoman forces from the eyes of his sister, an incident likely not known to many historians,” Avedikyan narrated. “She later discusses her forced march and escape in the Mesopotamian desert.”The third testimony describes a survivor’s escape with his father and brother from Kurdish bandits and lords to the mountains of Mu. Later, he avenged his father’s murder when he was captured a second time to serve as a peasant.Avedikyan said that each testimony tells the story of the Armenian Genocide from a different perspective.“Though these are just three out of nearly 400 testimonies, they shed light on unique historical realities and experiences that are rarely looked into or understood like escapes, orphanage life, Islamic conversion, life as a peasant under a Kurdish or Turkish landlord,” Avedikyan said.This is the first time that a significantly large collection of audio visual testimonies of the Armenian Genocide are going to be presented for the wider public’s educational use. This collection also gives researchers the opportunity to ask questions about the often overlooked period of modern history that may not have been previously addressed and have them answered.“This collection is important for the USC Shoah Foundation as we continue to expand to experiences other than the Holocaust,” Avedikyan said. “The Armenian Genocide collection is the second largest in size behind the Holocaust and ahead of the Cambodia, Nanjing and Rwanda collections.”Avedikyan majored in history with a focus on the Middle East at California State University, Northridge. He also received his master’s in political science and international affairs at American University of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia, writing a dissertation about the Justice and Development Party reforms toward non-Muslim minorities in Turkey.Avedikyan’s knowledge continues to expand as he indexes the hundreds of survivor testimonies, relating them to his family’s history and travels in Turkey and Armenia.last_img read more

Two Manchester sides in Champions League Action

first_imgAll those games will kick-off at 19:45 Man United will play host to CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford after the two clubs drew 1-1 in Moscow a fortnight ago.Meanwhile, Man City will be looking to go top of the Group D table as they travel to Spain to face Sevilla.The pick of tonight’s other matches in Europe is in Group A, where Real Madrid will play host to Paris St Germain last_img

Eagles Tipped as One of the Seven Teams to Cause Upset…

first_imgSuper Eagles will play traditional foe and potential winner, Argentina, Croatia and dark horse, Iceland in Group D which by all standards is a tough pairing for the three-time African champions to survive.However, what is giving the respective blog the hope of Nigeria doing well in Russia is the achievement recorded by Eagles since Franco-German gaffer, Gernot Rohr, took charge for the African qualifying series and friendlies.90min.com tipped Nigeria alongside six other countries namely; Denmark, Poland, Senegal, Sweden, Egypt and England as likely teams capable of going all the away to the final for the converted trophy in July.“Another exciting African team is Nigeria, who haven’t played at a major tournament since the 2014 World Cup after failing to qualify for either of the last two Africa Cup of Nations.“People might be expecting Iceland, who reached the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 and qualified well for this tournament, and Croatia to be battling it out for second place behind Argentina in Group D, but the Super Eagles have more than enough talent to make a case of their own.“What’s more, finishing second would likely pair them with a French team not known for their spine or resilient tactics in the first knockout round,” the popular blog remarked further.In the build up to the World Cup, Super Eagles will play against Poland in Wroclaw on Friday, 23rd March while the game with Serbia is for The Hive, London on Tuesday, 27th March 2018.Eagles are to cap their build up with the high-profile friendly against England at the Wembley Stadium in London few days to the kick off of the tournament in Russia.Last year, Super Eagles surprised bookmakers with an emphatic 4-2 defeat of Argentina in an invitational friendly in Russia. Since then, the team has hug global attention and may not be a surprise if the team becomes the first African side to go beyond the quarterfinal stage after Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana attained that feat at previous tournaments in 1990, 2002 and 2010 events respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AHEAD OF WORLD CUPFemi Solaja with agency reportWhile attention has been focused on traditional heavyweights among whom will be the likely winner of the next installment of the World Cup this summer in Russia, world famous football blog, 90min.com, has tipped Nigeria’s Super Eagles as one of the seven countries that will prove bookmakers wrong when the tournament gets underway in June.last_img read more

Sierra Leone Born Chalobah Set For England Call Up

first_imgHowever, the combative midfielder has never been called up by the Sierra Leonian football federation and has also stated that “he has a strong affiliation to England, the country of his upbringing.’England manager, Gareth Southgate has also worked with Chalobah during his time as England’s under-21 coach and is reportedly ready to hand the youngster his first senior team call-up as the international break edge closer. Sierra Leone born former Chelsea player, Nathaniel Nyakie Chalobah is set to make get his first England senior team call-up following a very good start to life at Watford.22-year-old Chalobah, who made a permanent switch to Watford from Chelsea this summer in search of regular football, is also eligible to play for Sierra Leone despite having represented England at the under-16, under-17, under-19 and under 21 level. RelatedAngelo PalomboJune 30, 2017Similar postFC Barcelona vs Atletico MadridJune 30, 2017Similar post2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Iheanacho, Balogun, Dessers Called Up For Super Eagles, Sierra Leone ClashMarch 4, 2020In “Africa”last_img read more