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Phil & Terry battle for the Monthly Medals

first_imgIPGC golf from The HavenMonday, August 26, Mountain Shadow – StablefordCSS 721st Trevor Schirmer (13) 41pts2nd Al Rolnik (19) 39pts 3rd Hal Hart (19) 35pts4th Ben Jackson (15) 34pts5th Peter Koha (20) 31pts Under overcast but dry skies the week got off to a good start at the tricky Mountain Shadow layout that had originally been designed for players with 15 handicaps or less.  Although this is one of the shortest courses on the circuit it usually proves to be one of the most testing with its narrow fairways and extremely difficult greens.  It would appear however to hold little fear for at least some of the regulars as the scores turned out to be the best of the week, with even the fourth placed player outscoring the winners of the other two days.Ben Jackson.Trevor Schirmer took the top spot to dent Al Rolnik’s hopes for a long awaited win after they both returned their best scores for over two years, with Trevor proving the toughest over the front nine and ending the day two points better.Hal Hart continues to solidify his handicap level as he returned a one over handicap score to claim third spot just one ahead of Ben Jackson in fourth, with Peter Koha another three behind him for the last podium placement.As is fairly usual at Mountain Shadow, due to the severity of the par threes, there were no 2’s in the second division but very surprisingly there were three in the first division with Phil Groves, Ben Jackson and Trevor Schirmer all having one each.Before the presentations were made there was a welcome back for Alwyne Burley, whose score for the day had been badly affected by his strained shoulder occasioned after carrying back some 112 tins of Heinz baked beans and 8 kilos of Vegemite from Oz.  At least Hal Hart was glad to see his return, having lost six and half kilos in the two weeks that Alwyne had been absent having had to forego his lobster diet and subsist on mostly dry bread filled with the odd chip or two.There was also a welcome back for Mike Hill and a farewell for Toshihiko Aoki.Wednesday, August 28, Crystal Bay A & B – StablefordCSS 75 NC1st Ben Jackson (15) 33pts2nd Phil Groves (8) 33pts3rd Don Everett (19) 32pts4th Trevor Schirmer (13) 32pts5th Ian Tanner (20) 30ptsPhil Groves.After the successes of the previous outing there were many high hopes of an even better day at the always easier Crystal Bay where the A and B courses were the challenge.  But even with a ‘lift and place’ in the fairway ruling for the day, scoring was at a premium with the best being some eight shots more than Monday’s event.Some of the difference could be attributed to the wetness of the course, which affected the distance attained from the shots from the tee, but the pin placements were also a factor with hardly a one that could have been regarded as medium difficulty.Ben Jackson used all his available power to muscle the ball round and finished in first place after winning a count back over Phil Groves with a better 20 to 17 after a quiet opening nine, as Phil unfortunately put one in the water off tee on the par 5 seventeenth to finish with a scratch for the hole.Don Everett also had to win a count back, which he did with a better 17 to 16, to push Trevor Schirmer down to fourth and claim third place for himself.Ian Tanner took a little to long to warm up after an expansive supper the previous evening but a 21 point back nine saw him slip onto the last place on the day’s podium.Terry Hodgkiss.Once again there were no 2’s in either division as the green keeper had decided that the par threes were playing a little short and therefore sited the white tees on the blues positions for the day, which also contributed to the scores spiraling upwards.Back at The Haven there were farewells for Peter Koha, Ben Jackson and Ian Tanner who had all had some sort of success during their trip from Perth, with Ben taking the trophy for the best eclectic results, and all vowed to return a.s.a.p.Friday, August 30, Treasure Hill – Monthly MedalsCSS 74 NCDivision 11st Phil Groves (8) net 782nd Allen Raaen (8) net 783rd Mike Dabanovich (13) net 794th Jon Batty (8) net 80Division 21st Terry Hodgkiss (23) net 792nd Mike Hill (20) net 813rd Bruce Hilde (17) net 824th Don Everett (19) net 82Trevor Schirmer.With Phoenix still off the schedule due to contractual difficulties, the month’s medals had been scheduled for Treasure Hill which is never one of the easier courses, even when playing stableford.  The degree of difficulty rises dramatically when the format is stroke play with the added pressure of the Monthly Medal at stake and one of the few chances to qualify for the year end Gold and Silver Medal competitions.Phil Groves was once again involved in a count back for the top spot of the day and won it this time, carding a better 37 to 38 to win his first Medal of the year and become the seventh contender in the first division for the end of year playoffs.  This left Allen Raaen, for once, not at the top of the list and having to settle for second place.Mike Dabanovich could have, should have, would have won his first Medal if he had only managed a double bogey on the 18th, but an inelegant quadruple bogey consigned him down to third spot, with Jon Batty a close fourth another one back.Terry Hodgkiss also won his first Medal since June 2012 to become the ninth different winner in the second division this year after a difficult day made more trying by carrying the burden of a badly strained back.  So a very good result in the circumstances as he finished strongly to beat off the challenge of playing partners Mike Hill, who took second place two further back, and Don Everett in fourth another one more behind him.Sandwiched in between Mike and Don was Bruce Hilde who won a count back for third with a better 39 to 39 over the inward half.Once again there were no 2’s in either divisionPrior to the presentations there was a welcome for new member Robert Moose and a welcome back for Mark Ward.Note:  If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact mobile 082 219 0965 or call in to The Haven Hotel, at 185 Soi 13, between Beach Road and 2nd Road.  All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days that you wish to play.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com.last_img read more

Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday August 10 – August 16,…

first_img1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon at 1pm at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome and we will always find you a partner.  Details are on the website – www.pattayabridge.com or call Terry on 038 422 924. FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT. 2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at Pattaya Plus Bowl (north of Big C), Second Road. Contact La at P.S. after 1:30 p.m.SaturdayPattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: mermaids@loxinfo.co.th8:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: ridingschool@thehorseshoepoint.com8:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 21213.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at pattayacricketclub@gmail.comSunday8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: mermaids@loxinfo.co.th12:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at the Thai Polo Club every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact John at scrabbleking@yahoo.com or call 089-932-54332:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email tournament@pattayabackgammonleague.com3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.5:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Lawn Bowling Section.  Fun roll-ups on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. that will be instructional, build camaraderie, and fun.  Teams will be drawn for matches, with beginners and experienced bowlers mixed together.  Very generous discounts are offered for PSC members, just show up with your PSC card and flat-soled shoes if you have them.  Equipment is for hire at a modest cost if you don’t have your own.  Contact Bowling Green – Pattaya on 038 720 741 or email info@lawnbowlasia.com or just call at the Bowling Green located on Soi Fuengfa between Soi Buakow and 3rd Road.MondayPattaya Blue Water Sailing Club is sponsoring a 5 day 4 night cruise from Pattaya to Koh Samet aboard the 52 ft sailing yacht Monona from Dec 12-16.  The yacht will accommodate 6-8 people and will leave Pattaya Monday with an overnight stop at a beach off Satahip arriving Tuesday in Koh Samet. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent exploring the islands around Koh Samet and arrive back in Pattaya early Friday evening.  For further information contact Nathan Russo at 08 5275 6724 or ncrusso1@gmail.com.1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome (a suitable partner if necessary) and the venue is non-smoking. For all the latest information, times, location map etc. visit: – www.pattayabridge.com3:00 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3.15 pm at the Lek Hotel, (between Soi 12 & 13 on 2nd Road). The bus leaves at 3.30 pm, and the run starts at 5pm. Call Patrick 081 687 2410 for details.8:30 p.m. The next Monday Quiz Night is on August 13.  The fixtures are as follows:  Cheers vs. Londoner, Nervous Wreck vs. W. Tankie, Palmers vs. Irish Rovers, The Ranch vs. Offshore.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email pattayanetballclub@gmail.com to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets at the Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi Xyte). Visitors of all standards are welcome (a suitable partner if necessary) and the venue is non-smoking. For all the latest information, times, location map etc. visit: – www.pattayabridge.com3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at pattayacricketclub@gmail.com.4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: petanque.Th@gmail.com (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or pjcrouch@hotmail.com8:30 p.m.  PSC Thursday Darts League.  Participating teams include Pleasure Dome, Fishermen, Roxy, Queen Vic, PSI, Helicopter, Rising Sun, Londoner and Crazy Eddie’s.  For details, contact Len Banfield, PSC Darts chairman, phone 038 420 432.last_img read more

Strong debuts for US Olympic rookies in women’s basketball

first_img“Once I got about five minutes into the game, basketball just kind of takes over,” Griner said. “I don’t want to say it turns into just another game, but it turns into just basketball. You’re out there playing, you know what to do.”Stewart may be a rookie to the Olympics, but she certainly isn’t to USA Basketball. The 21-year-old has played in the fifth most games for the U.S. of anyone on the Olympic team. She’s won five gold medals at the junior level as well as one at the world championship. She has a chance to win many more over the next decade.“She’s a newcomer to the Olympics, but certainly not to international basketball,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Nearly everywhere she’s played she’s won.”Stewart scored 15 points in her Olympic debut and has made seven of her eight shots in the two games. The four-time NCAA champion leads the U.S. with 12 free throw attempts.“They could be starting on this team, there’s no question about it,” point guard Sue Bird of Olympic rookie teammates. “Their youth and I guess their lack of international experience is the one area but that will come with time. They’re playing so well and that’s why. … When Stewie and Elena come in, they’re like top five in the WNBA in scoring. When they come in it just keeps rolling.”Next up for the Americans is Serbia on Wednesday. The U.S. took Tuesday off after playing back-to-back days.While there will most likely be a huge roster turnover before the next Olympics with potentially half of this team retired by 2020, the young trio is a strong foundation to build on.“They definitely are the future of this team,” Diana Taurasi said. “They are all so unique and talented.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg,RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s been an impressive start to the Rio Games for the three Olympic rookies on the U.S. women’s basketball team.Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the U.S. has won its first two contests in dominating fashion. There probably isn’t another country that could have the reigning WNBA MVP coming off the bench, but that’s the role Delle Donne has played so far. She actually enjoys it.“We’re so deep and that’s one of our many strengths, and I kind of like” coming in off the bench, said the 6-foot-5 star, who is averaging 11.5 points. “I like being able to watch the game a little bit, kind of watch from the bench, let it come to me and get out there and provide the spark.”While this is Delle Donne’s first major tournament experience with the U.S., Griner and Stewart played for coach Geno Auriemma in the world championship in 2014. In this July 29, 2016, file photo, United States’ Brittney Griner walks on the court during the first half of a women’s exhibition basketball game, in Bridgeport, Conn. . (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) Griner was big at the worlds, earning all-tournament honors. She’s given the U.S. a strong presence inside as neither Senegal nor Spain attempted to score much in the paint with her in the game. The 6-8 center acknowledged it took a few minutes for her to get comfortable on the court, but once she got her feet wet, she was ready. “Once I got about five minutes into the game, basketball just kind of takes over,” Griner said. “I don’t want to say it turns into just another game, but it turns into just basketball. You’re out there playing, you know what to do.”Stewart may be a rookie to the Olympics, but she certainly isn’t to USA Basketball. The 21-year-old has played in the fifth most games for the U.S. of anyone on the Olympic team. She’s won five gold medals at the junior level as well as one at the world championship. She has a chance to win many more over the next decade.“She’s a newcomer to the Olympics, but certainly not to international basketball,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Nearly everywhere she’s played she’s won.”Stewart scored 15 points in her Olympic debut and has made seven of her eight shots in the two games. The four-time NCAA champion leads the U.S. with 12 free throw attempts.“They could be starting on this team, there’s no question about it,” point guard Sue Bird of Olympic rookie teammates. “Their youth and I guess their lack of international experience is the one area but that will come with time. They’re playing so well and that’s why. … When Stewie and Elena come in, they’re like top five in the WNBA in scoring. When they come in it just keeps rolling.”Next up for the Americans is Serbia on Wednesday. The U.S. took Tuesday off after playing back-to-back days.While there will most likely be a huge roster turnover before the next Olympics with potentially half of this team retired by 2020, the young trio is a strong foundation to build on.“They definitely are the future of this team,” Diana Taurasi said. “They are all so unique and talented.”___Follow Doug on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinbergcenter_img Griner was big at the worlds, earning all-tournament honors. She’s given the U.S. a strong presence inside as neither Senegal nor Spain attempted to score much in the paint with her in the game. The 6-8 center acknowledged it took a few minutes for her to get comfortable on the court, but once she got her feet wet, she was ready. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s been an impressive start to the Rio Games for the three Olympic rookies on the U.S. women’s basketball team.Elena Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner have all had stretches when they have taken over games as the U.S. has won its first two contests in dominating fashion. There probably isn’t another country that could have the reigning WNBA MVP coming off the bench, but that’s the role Delle Donne has played so far. She actually enjoys it.“We’re so deep and that’s one of our many strengths, and I kind of like” coming in off the bench, said the 6-foot-5 star, who is averaging 11.5 points. “I like being able to watch the game a little bit, kind of watch from the bench, let it come to me and get out there and provide the spark.”While this is Delle Donne’s first major tournament experience with the U.S., Griner and Stewart played for coach Geno Auriemma in the world championship in 2014.last_img read more

Real Madrid’s FOUR pre-season games without scoring

first_img Upd. at 18:07 Madrid’s goalless games:  Real Madrid’s goalless draw with Valerenga, of Norway, presents a worrying number for Rafa Benitez’s team. It is the fourth game they have played without scoring.  09/08/2015 CEST On Sunday they played a weak side and even with the likes of Gareth Bale and Jese starting, they couldn’t find the net.center_img July 18: Roma (0-0)July 30: Milan (0-0)August 5: Bayern Múnich (1-0)August 9: Valerenga (0-0) It comes after a goalless draw with Roma to start the pre-season, followed by a 0-0 draw with Inter Milan and then a 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich.  Sport EN In the other games they beat Man City 4-1 and Tottenham 2-0.last_img

Ronaldo and Kroos given permission to miss Madrid training

first_img It was the first session since Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan – the first loss of the Benitez era.  Meanwhile, Kiko Casilla, Keylor Navas, Gareth Bale and Marcelo all did work in the gym, rather than joining their team-mates on the training pitch.  EFE, Sport EN Also missing were the players called up for their countries for the international break which is now upon us.  CET Luka Modric, Casemiro and Nacho “took part in the first half of the session with the group.”  Madrid explained on their website: “Ronaldo and Kroos did not exercise with the team with the permission of the manager.”  09/11/2015 at 15:58 Ronaldo is in London for the premier of his new film. Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos were both absent from Real Madrid’s training session on Monday – although both had been granted permission by Rafa Benitez to sit it out.  Madrid have seven players on international duty: James Rodriguez, Raphael Varane, Pepe, Mateo Kovacic, Danilo, Isco and Nacho (who was called up after Monday’s session to take the injured Sergio Ramos’s place in Spain’s squad).last_img read more

Ivan Rakitic: “I want to work harder than before!”

first_imgIvan Rakitic says he wants to work hard to become a Barcelona legend. Upd. on 26/11/2015 at 00:16 CET Sport EN Speaking to Yahoo, the Croatian said: “I want to work harder than before. It’s easy to say. ‘Okay, perfect, I’m at Barcelona, that’s it’. But no, I want to work harder so I can leave my name in the history of this club.” He added: “I like every day to be a perfect day and for tomorrow to be the same.  The star is proud of being at the club but doesn’t just want that to be the ceiling of his achievements. The star also mentioned that he’s enjoying life in Catalonia. 25/11/2015 “I’m enjoying the life, the time with my family, the time with my teammates, winning all the titles possible.”last_img read more

Spain striker Morata speaks about potential Madrid return

first_imgSpain forward Alvaro Morata spoke about his future on Wednesday, declaring that he would like to play for Real Madrid, who in his opinion are the “best club in the world”.  “There are things that I don’t trust. I don’t know what comes out in the press. What player would not like to be at Real Madrid? They’re the best club in the world. There are things that come out that I’ve not said and now I want to focus on the European Championships,” he said in an interview with Cuatro.  Upd. at 20:30 Madrid manager Zidane spoke in Italy earlier in the day about Morata and opined that “he has grown a lot” at Juventus, but that he thinks the Serie A champions want him for “at least one more year.” He added that he “has done very well, but it’s still soon to talk about his future.”  01/06/2016 EFE Morata also spoke about his feelings after Spain’s game against Korea in Austria: “I feel like a part of the national team, which is important. It’s been quite a tough year for me. Now I can’t just be happy about being here. I want to play, but whatever is good for the team, I will do.” After scoring two goals in La Roja’s friendly win over South Korea (6-1), Morata, who currently plays for Juventus, was clear when asked if he wanted to return to Madrid.  CESTlast_img read more

Diego Simeone extends Atletico Madrid contract until 2020

first_imgDiego Simeone will continue as Atletico Madrid coach until, at least, June of 2020 after the club announced on Tuesday that the Argentine has renewed his contract, which was due to end in 2018.  Simeone had originally reduced his contract a year, but has now extended it again and this season will take charge of Atletico as they begin a new chapter at the Wanda Metropolitano after leaving the Vicente Calderon. 05/09/2017 The contract may have a clause allowing Simeone to rescind it IN SPORT.ES CEST Simeone renueva con el Atlético hasta 2020 Jordi Blanco “The renewal of Diego Simeone is now a reality. Our coach has signed a new contract which links him to Atletico Madrid for two more seasons, until June 30, 2020,” the club said on their official website/  There has been doubts about Simeone’s future in recent months. He has been linked with ex-club Inter Milan, who would be prepared to offer him a blank check to take over the team and also with Lazio, another of his former sides.  Upd. at 20:48 last_img read more

Griezmann ‘returns’ with a stunner as Atletico stay alive against Roma

first_img CET 22/11/2017 Upd. at 23:59 Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: A draw which takes Catalans through as group winners Griezmann regresa y el Atlético aún cree en el milagro IN SPORT.ES However, despite a far from full stadium, those that did make it to the game showed their support for the under-fire Griezmann, who was jeered off by some supporters in Saturday’s goalless Madrid derby, by chanting his name from the start. Oblak, Thomas, Giménez, Lucas, Filipe, Koke (62′), Saúl, Augusto (Correa, 57′), Carrasco (Gameiro, 66′), Torres y Griezmann. The Argentine surprisingly left stalwarts Diego Godin and Gabi on the bench, whilst Argentine midfielder Augusto Fernandez made just his third start in a year after a serious of injury problems. Atlético 1-0, Griezmann (68′); 2-0, Gameiro (85′) Correa’s presence paid off though, as he was key to Griezmann’s moment of magic 21 minutes from time. Neymar turns it on as PSG score seven in Celtic destruction Fernandez’s deflected effort looped into the far corner four minutes before the break, but Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers controversially ruled the goal out for a handball as the Argentine controlled before shooting. Roma Simeone showed some attacking intent early in the second half as he sacrificed Fernandez for the more forward-thinking Angel Correa. Árbitro ATL 2-0 Incidencias Kieran Canning (AFP)center_img Alisson; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Nainggolan, Gonalons (El Shaarawy, 78′), Pellegrini (Strootman, 61′), Gerson, Perotti y Dzeko. However, the relief around the Wanda Metropolitano was palpable as Atletico at least ended a five-game winless streak at their new 68,000-capacity home. The English champions are now also in pole position to go through as group winners on 10 points with Roma on eight and Atletico two points further adrift. MATCH FACTS Champions League ROM Partido de la Jornada 5 del Grupo C de la Champions League disputado en el Wanda Metropolitano ante 56.253 espectadores. RELATED STORIES As they have for much of this season, Atletico lacked inspiration before half-time and, even when they did put the ball in the net, didn’t have luck on their side. Atletico could have had a second moments later on the counter-attack when Roma keeper Alisson got down well low to his right to deny Fernando Torres. Atletico’s poor prospects seemed to be reflected in coach Diego Simeone’s team selection. However, Atletico were nearly undone at the other end in bizarre circumstances when Radja Nainggolan’s mishit cross came off Jan Oblak’s near post with the surprised Slovenian scrambling back to cover his goal. Twice finalists in the past four seasons, Atletico’s remote chances of reaching the last 16 took another blow before kick-off as Chelsea swept aside 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku to secure their place in the knockout phase. And two minutes later Gameiro made the game safe when he raced onto Griezmann’s pass and rounded Alisson before calmly slotting home from a narrow angle as Atletico scored twice in a match for the first time in two months and gave themselves a chance of salvation at Chelsea next month. Kevin Gameiro added a second five minutes from time for Atletico, who still need Roma to drop points at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and beat the already-qualified Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 5 to reach the last 16. However, the hosts’ task was eased seven minutes from time when Bruno Peres was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Filipe Luis. The Argentine stretched to loft a cross from the byline to the back post, where the ball found Griezmann unmarked and ready to contort his body and smash home a spectacular overhead opener. Bjorn Kuipers (Holanda). Tarjeta roja a Bruno Peres por doble amonestación (84′ y 62′). Tarjeta amarilla a Filipe Luis (60′) / Manolas (7′). Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see off Roma 2-0 on Wednesday. Goleslast_img read more

David De Gea and Edurne disconnect in Disneyland

first_img 18/07/2018 Upd. at 23:47 De Gea y Edurne desconectan en Disneyland IN SPORT.ES CEST David De Gea, widely blasted after a poor World Cup with Spain, has taken a break with his partner Edurne in Disneyland Florida, in the United States. It seems the Spanish goalkeeper is disconnecting ahead of returning to club duty with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, who are taking pre-season in Los Angeles. Cristina Ofreciolast_img