Brave 22: Stephen Loman retains world title as Team Lakay bets rise

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The victory marks the third time Loman has defended his title.In the co-main event, John Brewin carved out a gritty split decision victory over Cian Cowley in their lightweight tussle.“To tell you the truth, if not for Cian … they put me here and they gave me a shot. I hope I could keep on putting on this kind of performances [moving forward],” the Brewin said.Also mounting a stellar performance was Rolando Dy, who made quick work of Mehmosh Raza,“I would die before losing in front of my family, friends, and countrymen,” Dy said during a candid speech shortly after the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Manny Pacquiao offers his prayers to victims of Christchurch mass shooting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jeremy Pacatiw (Philippines) def. Marc Alcoba (Philippines); Submission, R3 (arm bar)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Loman’s big moment came in late in the fourth round. The striker out of Benguet tagged his Algerian assignment with a solid left before finishing him on the canvas via ground and pound.“I’d like to dedicate this fight to all of you,” said Team Lakay’s Loman, who was defending his strap for the first time on home soil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBoudegzdame, for his part, was tough as nails. He tried to match Loman early on, giving the Filipino striker a dose of his own medicine.A submission specialist, Boudegzdame went after Loman’s back repeatedly. But the fighter—who goes by the moniker “Smile”—had his smirk replaced with a bruise on the cheek as the fight unraveled.center_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Stephen Loman retains his bantamweight title anew. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Brandon MagpantayMANILA, Philippines–It took Stephen Loman four rounds to finally make Elias Boudegzdame’s knees shake.But once he did, he went on relentlessly to keep his foe on the ground and the retain bantamweight title during Brave CF’s “Storm of Warriors” showpiece at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeremy Pacatiw, Loman’s teammate, rolled to his third-straight win in the promotion.The young Team Lakay ward shot for an armbar to submit compatriot Mark Alcoba in the third round.The famed Baguio City stable went on a 4-1 run in the event.Other resultsJomar Pa-ac (Philippines) def. Satya Behuria (India; Unanimous decisionHussain Ayyad (Bahrain) def. Jason Vergara (Philippines); Submission, R1 (anaconda choke)Jayson Margallo (Philippines) def. Rex de Lara (Philippines); Unanimous decisionHarold Banario (Philippines) def. Ariel Oliveros (Philippines); Submission, R1 (knee bar)Main CardRolando Dy (Philippines) def. Mehmosh Raza (Pakistan); Technical knockout – R1 Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

NEW GPC blasts fake Kaieteur News article

first_img…company delivered full 2015 contractOne of the Caribbean’s leading manufacturing giants, in repudiating yet another misleading report in a local notorious newspaper, is urging politicians to focus on the real issues in the health sector rather thKaieteur News Editor-in-Chief Adam Harrisan embarking on a campaign aimed at smearing the reputations of others.NEW GPC INC on Saturday made it clear that it has supplied all drugs for all its contracts with the Government in 2015, including all rollover contracts.The pharmaceutical manufacturing company was responding to the fake news item published in Saturday’s edition of the notorious Kaieteur News under the headline “$1B drug contract awarded three days before 2015 elections… NEW GPC fails to deliver – Ministry of Public Health.”The manufacturing giant posited that the article is blatantly erroneous, noting that evidence is available to confirm that all contracts, which were awarded to the company, were honoured.“The delivery notes and other necessary documents are available as proof of this statement and available for inspection,” the firm stated.NEW GPC also noted that the Auditor General’s Office, which would have conducted their audit during 2016, can attest to the veracity of its statements.The company has observed that the KN’s article is a word for word reprint of the identical story carried by the newspaper on May 12, 2015, under the headline, “US$12.8M drug contract to NEW GPC”. The only addition is the claim NEW GPC did not deliver any of the pharmaceuticals for which it won the bids to supply.Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn LallIt also called out the Stabroek News for falsely reporting that a $400 million contract for drugs to the Georgetown Public Hospital was awarded to NEW GPC.The NEW GPC, one of the local companies sidelined in the awarding of a $606 million contract to ANSA McAL for “emergency drugs” to the Georgetown Public Hospital, said it only obtained an order for $20 million of medical supplies in 2017 –- which were already delivered.“We do not know if this was an ‘emergency’,” the company noted.NEW GPC said it notes the billions of dollars in sole sourced contracts to other pharmaceutical suppliers, including ANSA McAL in 2015, 2016 and 2017.“We expect the authorities would have better explanations for the contracts that were all sole sourced, other than for “emergencies”, which was also the explanation for the Albouystown “warehouse” lease,” the company stated.The NEW GPC said it is concerned about the apparent compulsion by public officials to use the KN to smear the reputation it has laboriously rebuilt over the last two decades.Under the circumstances, the company called upon the politicians to desist from using fake news as diversionary tactics from serious problems in the health sector.“It is our fiduciary duty to the shareholders of NEW GPC, which includes the Government, to leave no stone unturned to defend their interests. The NEW GPC prides itself on its professional approach, as the leading Caribbean manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, to maintain the supply chain in an area of national life where it is literally a matter of life and death for our citizens,” the company stated.One of the problems in the health sector is concerning the deliberate creation of an emergency shortage of drugs at the Georgetown Public Hospital, which would have caused deaths and aggravated illnesses in patients lacking medication.Many stakeholders including civil society, transparency groups and political leaders have criticised the Government for using the health sector as a playing field for corrupt activities.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence recently admitted that ANSA McAL was handed the multimillion-dollar contract to “fast-track” the supplies of drugs to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Lawrence also said that ANSA McAL donated four refrigerators to the hospital, something which no other company, which has been supplying the hospital with drugs over the years has done.last_img read more

Drinkwater… charged with drink driving

first_imgDrinkwater — who unlike former Leicester City team-mate N’golo Kante failed to impose himself at Chelsea after a £35million ($45.7million) transfer in 2017 — was released on unconditional bail ahead of a hearing at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on May 13.“It was a nasty crash,” a source told The Sun newspaper.Drinkwater, who has not played in a competitive match for Chelsea for over a year, was accompanied by a female lawyer in the car, according to the newspaper and both suffered minor injuries.The unmarried father of one had been pictured exiting a fashionable London night club in the early hours of Friday morning with two women — though he dutifully turned up for training later that day.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former England midfielder Danny Drinkwater who has not played for Chelsea for over a year has been charged with drink driving © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been charged with drink driving after his car was involved in a crash following a late night out.The 29-year-old — capped three times by England on the back of his pivotal role in Leicester’s fairytale 2016 title victory — was arrested early Monday morning after what police termed a “one-vehicle incident” on his way back to his home near Manchester following a charity event.last_img read more

The Penneys drop for Donegal tweed-maker!

first_imgA Donegal tweed-maker is the talk of catwalks across Ireland and beyond after teaming up with Penneys to make a stunning brand of coats, suits and blazers.Molloy and Sons from Ardara has produced an affordable range of mid-market clothing which is turning heads everywhere.The popular clothing store is normally there go-to place for young women looking for modest clothing. But now young men are making a bee-line for the outlets to check out the Donegal tweed clothing.And with tweed blazers going for €95 and cool herringbone coats going at €140, the race is on to Penneys.The Molloy and Sons tweed suit on sale in Penneys.The Penneys drop for Donegal tweed-maker! was last modified: November 13th, 2016 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:ArdaradonegalMolloy and SonsPenneystweedlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Blaze U14 girls are pictured getting ready to face Kildare Gliders in the All Ireland Club Championships in Athy, Co. Kildare today. LETTERKENNY BLAZE GIRLS IN ALL-IRELAND ACTION was last modified: April 11th, 2015 by John2Share 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:basketballblazeletterkennyu14last_img read more


first_imgCiaran Doherty was first home in the Naomh Conaill 5K.Approximately 175 running and walking enthusiasts turned up in Glenties yesterday evening for the annual Naomh Conaill 5k.The club would like to say a big thank you to all who attended on what threatened to be a wet evening but stayed mostly dry throughout.Local GAA stars Leo Mc Loone and Dermot Brick Molloy were on hand to present the prizes afterwards. Ciaran Doherty from the Letterkenny AC club was first home in an impressive time of 15.46.He was followed home by local man Dermot Brennan (Finn Valley AC) in a time of 16.47.First home in the Ladies section was Caroline Boyle, London (formerly Ardara) in a time of 20.48.In the over 40s section first lady home was Margaret Sweeney from Lettermacaward and Finbar Gallagher (Innishowen AC) was first in the mens. The under 16 girls was won by Ellie Mc Donnell and the boys section was won by Charlie Mc Donnell.The club would also like to say a huge thank you to all who helped in any way with the evenings success, especially the ladies who served the tea and home-baking which was enjoyed by all after the race.Thank you also to the Highlands Hotel and Kennedys Bar and restaurant who sponsored prizes on the evening.Time Name Number15:46 Ciaran Doherty 822 16:47 Dermot Brennan 70117:42 Marty Boyle 74918:18 Owen Boyle 56418:21 Donnagh McBrearty 779 18:32 John McGeehan 69318:36 Johnny McLoone 77118:39 Michael McLoone 77319:08 Finbar Gallagher 55819:39 Charles McGuinness 74819:47 Brendan McDyre 74719:49 Patrick Trimble 78219:59 Dermot Ward 81620:08 Ethan ODonnell 68720:15 Michael Regan 77420:18 Patrick Gill 78020:28 Joe Boyle 69620:29 Charlie McDonnell 76520:48 Caroline Boyle 56120:51 Martin Regan 74520:57 Paul McGuinness 76021:07 James Boyle 82021:11 Dara Boyle 75421:12 Cadhla McKenna 82321:15 Tony Byrne 68121:20 Kieran Gallagher 80321:21 John O Malley 76221:26 Garrett ODonnell 69121:32 Brian Boyle 56221:33 Margaret Sweeney 67721:34 Cathal Ellis 81721:40 Conor McLaughlin 70821:46 Shane McDevitt 68021:52 Jacinta Furey 79421:56 Dermot Boyle 70022:00 Logan Quinn 71622:01 Kim Doherty 67922:03 Ian Philips 72022:12 Connie Doherty 56822:19 Jimmy White 69822:22 Tiernan Ward 74022:23 Sean Doc Doherty 55522:24 Michael Trimble 70422:49 Ciara Cunningham 81522:53 Packie Bonner 71322:54 Stephen Griffin 81222:56 Pat Byrne 69922:57 AJ Gallagher 77023:12 Vera Haughey 73723:23 James McHugh 79223:49 Bronagh Heavernin 68623:57 Jackie Harvey 73424:02:00 Mark McNelis 80124:03:00 Daniel Boyle 75124:04:00 Jack Flannery 71824:05:00 Jamie Cranley 77224:09:00 Gerry Friel 69724:27:00 Eamon Bonner 68424:28:00 Rachel Cunningham 75024:30:00 Arlene Gallagher 67224:38:00 Angela Trimble 70324:43:00 Patrica Hegarty 70924:48:00 Philip Gallagher 80025:12:00 Hughie Gallagher 76125:16:00 Michelle Molloy 55425:18:00 Stacey Blake 80225:31:00 Conor Breslin 67425:34:00 Stephen Moore 69225:36:00 Billy Broderick 76925:38:00 Declan McBride 56625:39:00 Anne McBride 56725:49:00 Robbie McDonnell 76625:53:00 Josphe Shanky Smith 75525:55:00 Shea Malone 72125:56:00 Paul quinn 75225:56:00 JD Boyle 80826:08:00 Paul Doherty 56926:27:00 David Moore 68926:28:00 Pauline McKeown 70526:47:00 Marc Burke-Melly 67327:02:00 Mark McDevitt 72727:09:00 Dympna Bonner 71127:13:00 Ellie McDonnell 67527:21:00 Bernie Molloy 73627:35:00 Odhran Boyle 75628:32:00 Margaret Doherty 80728:36:00 Michael McKelvey 74428:38:00 Phil Byrne 79028:43:00 Ellie Jean Breslin 80928:47:00 Jack Boyle 55729:00:00 Niamh Boyle 56529:07:00 Andy Malone 72429:14:00 Stephanie Brennan 71029:16:00 Nicola Quinn 71429:46:00 Jordan O Donnell 55629:47:00 Karla Doherty 73529:47:00 Susan White 75330:00:00 Brid McHugh 73330:19:00 Amanda Boyle 72830:19:00 Lynn Porter 73030:20:00 Niamh Brennan 55930:21:00 Brian McHugh 72630:28:00 Alicia Keys 79730:29:00 Marianne McShane 72931:31:00 Oran Doherty 73831:44:00 Joe (Red) Gallagher 74631:44:00 Maria Bonner 71731:45:00 Sophia Trimble 70731:48:00 Caroline McHugh 78632:14:00 Dolores McHugh 76833:27:00 Paul Molloy 68234:36:00 Odhran Breslin 67834:59:00 Darren Whelan 73135:02:00 Ronan Breslin 67635:02:00 Ryan Oconnell 71235:20:00 Anne Murray 79336:28:00 Aileen O Donnell 71938:03:00 Logan McDevitt 82638:03:00 Mickey Odonnell 82438:40:00 Imelda Doherty 72239:06:00 Emma Doherty 72339:06:00 Orlaith O Donnell 81939:32:00 Siobhan McGilloway 78939:32:00 Eamon Doherty 79039:40:00 Alicia Kee 56339:40:00 Nicola McLoone 56041:45:00 Senan Odonnell 76441:49:00 Sinead Boyle 76342:00:00 Aine Boyle 77742:10:00 Ericia Hegarty 77842:13:00 Callum Cruise 77542:42:00 Dervla Hegarty 77642:43:00 Aisling McKelvey 742CIARAN DOHERTY FIRST HOME IN NAOMH CONAILL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:5kCiaran DohertyGAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 2

first_imgPukki scored a hattrick against Newcastle on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool continued their fine start to the 2019/20 campaign as they defeated Southampton 2-1 away from home. It may not have been the prettiest of victories but Jurgen Klopp won’t mind as his side now has six points from two games. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored the goals for the Kops while Danny Ings grabbed the Saints consolation.For the defending champions-City, they were denied a late winner by VAR as they drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspurs. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero struck for Pep Guardiola’s side while Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura replied in kind for the visitors.At the Emirates, Arsenal made it a perfect 6 points from two games thanks to a 2-1 victory over Burnley. Alex Lacazatte and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang found the back of the net either side of Ashley Barnes’ equalizer.For Chelsea, they are still yet to win a game under Frank Lampard as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City. Mason Mount gave the host a first-half lead but his goal was canceled out by Wilfred Ndidi in the second.Elsewhere, Teemu Pukki grabbed the headlines thanks to a hattrick as Norwich City defeated Newcastle United 3-1 on Saturday. Bournemouth beat Aston Villa 2-1 away from home, Everton were 1-0 winners against Watford while Sheffield United edged Crystal Palace 1-0 at Bramall Lane.The remaining Match-Day two fixtures will see Wolves host Man United on Monday night.Here are the XI players who stood out for me this past weekend in a 3:4:3.GK: Jordan Pickford (Everton)Pickford did not make a host of saves but the stop to deny Troy Deeney in the second half was as good as it got for the England international. He has now kept two clean sheets in as many games.CB: Chris Basham (Sheffield United)Basham made three tackles and five clearances in Sheffield’s 1-0 win over Palace– their first since their return to the top-flight.CB:  Caglar Soyuncu  (Leicester)Leicester City’s center-back out-battled and out-fought Chelsea’s strikers and were sent packing by the Turkish international. This kid has a real battling spirit, one that could not go unnoticed.CB: Dan Burn (Brighton)New £20million signing Adam Webster has another thing coming if he reckons he’s getting past Burn and into the starting XI any time soon. Once again he was excellent for the Seagulls at both ends of the pitch in the 1-1 draw with West Ham and also had an assist chalked off by VAR.MF: Dani Ceballos (Arsenal)Ceballos has already won over hearts at the Emirates thanks to his display in the 2-1 win over Burnley last Saturday. The Spaniard assisted both of Arsenal’s goals in his first start for the Gunners.MF: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)The Belgian midfielder created nine chances against Spurs on Saturday evening, with a pair of them resulting in assists on City’s two goals.MF:   James Madison (Leicester)Leicester City should have come away from Stamford Bridge the victors and James Maddison the hero. In the end Maddison had to settle for man of the match while his team settled for a point.  Maddison has created 50 chances from set plays in the Premier League since start of last season – six more than any other player.MF: John Lundstram (Sheffield United)As well as scoring the winning goal, Lundstram completed 90 percent of his passes in the opposition half against Crystal Palace.FW: Raheem Sterling (Man City).Even with Moussa Sissoko helping him out, Kyle Walker-Peters will be glad he doesn’t have to see the England superstar for some time. His header for City’s opening goal was excellent while he was always a threat running at Spurs’ backline.FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)Directly involved in both Liverpool goals in the win over Southampton on Saturday. Mane assisted one and scored the other as the Kops ran out 2-1 winners.FW: Teemu Pukki (Norwich)Pukki is the name on every Premier League fan’s lips at the moment. He scored a hattrick in Norwich’s 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektoplast_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter react to Onuoha verdict

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter have been reacting to the news that skipper Nedum Onuoha will be suspended for the New Year’s Eve game against Wolves after an appeal against his red card at Brighton was rejected.Many supporters were unhappy with the verdict. However, Onuoha has attracted criticism from fans this season – and some were far from unhappy that he will now be unavailable.And some were also unimpressed by manager Ian Holloway’s warning that Rangers “haven’t got a back four” without Onuoha because Joel Lynch and Steven Caulker have also been unavailable.@WestLondonSport actually not bothered as I think he’s pony, just a shame it’s now with no real backup, harsh decision in the first place..— Lee Reynolds (@miniwren) December 29, 2016Excellent news, his lack of leadership won’t be missed on the pitch, the Loftus Road squirrel has better leadership qualities! https://t.co/KRgfCXYM4x— Lloydy (@TheGarwBoy) December 29, 2016@WestLondonSport You ain’t gotta back four, full stop mate. Bet Caulker will do well again once he leaves ..— Lager Lout (@lagerlout1966) December 29, 2016@WestLondonSport we don’t have a back four full stop Ian. And we’re also in trouble with or without him— Ben Ingram (@BenIngram3) December 29, 2016@WestLondonSport we don’t have a back 4 with Onuoha so nothing new— Steve (@QPRSteve1982) December 29, 2016@WestLondonSport and Sick note Caulker whatever happened to him just stick smithies centre half been covering all season anyway #woeful— David R block (@237tothebush) December 29, 2016@WestLondonSport stop making excuses before the game and just get on with it!— Neil Crawshaw (@NeilCrawshaw) December 30, 2016   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Turn Your Windows 7 Computer Into a WiFi Router In 5 Minutes, Free & No Hardware

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This is almost as much fun as that MiFi we played with a while ago. The main difference is that the MiFi creates an Internet connection for 3-5 users using cellular networks, and Connectify allows multiple users to piggyback off a single connection. Oh, and the MiFi and similar devices cost a bit – or a lot – to buy and maintain, but Connectify is free to install and run.Connectify runs on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 r2. Why no other Windows OSes, you ask? “Connectify depends on improvements made in Windows 7 to operate,” reads the site’s FAQ. “Frankly, Windows 7 is such a big improvement that we suggest you’re better off upgrading than waiting for us to get all this working on an older version of Windows.”Three cheers for Windows for getting their act together on the OS front, and many thanks to Connectify for bringing us all n-for-the-price-of-1 WiFi! Connectify.me is a new service we just found out about. They’ve sussed out how to make any Windows 7 computer into a WiFi hotspot. Since we just installed Windows 7 on a spare laptop, we figured it was about time to make Windows do something cool, so we installed the app.We were quite literally up and running with other devices connected in five minutes. In fact, this post is being published right now on a Connectify.me-powered connection. Windows 7 users have got to try this app. You never know when you’ll get to save the day by letting other users share your Internet connection.Speaking of which, use cases we can think of right now run the gamut between Sticking It To The Man and Violating My ISP’s TOS; nevertheless, it’s an interesting, fun little hack that should’ve been done long ago.Installation is simple. Go to the website, click the big, shiny button, run the .exe file, follow the prompt. You’ll then see a Connectify logo in the notification tray. It’s party time! Choose a name, set up a password, and click the big, shiny button. Congratulations. You’re now a software-based wireless router. It took about five very obvious clicks and was truly so easy a caveman could do it. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Barcelona stunned at home by Alaves in La Liga

first_imgBarcelona coach Luis Enrique likely thought that a match against promoted Alaves would be a good opportunity to give most of his stars the day off. (Cristiano Ronaldo scores on return as Real Madrid equal club record)The defending La Liga champions guessed wrong, as Alaves pulled off a stunning 2-1 upset at Camp Nou on Saturday.Not even Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Andres Iniesta going on for the last half hour could turn around a result that left Real Madrid alone at the top of the table after three rounds.Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo needed just six minutes to score in his first match of the season, starting a 5-2 rout of Osasuna.It was a day of firsts at Camp Nou.Paco Alcacer and goalie Jasper Cillessen debuted for Barcelona, and Neymar saw his first minutes for the Catalan club since returning from a long summer with Brazil, which included a gold medal at the Rio Olympics.Even better for Alaves, it was a first win in Spain’s top flight since its 10-year run in the second and third divisions.Built around a group of journeymen brought in this summer along with new coach Mauricio Pellegrino, the modest club from the Basque Country proved to be disciplined in defense and crafty enough to get the utmost from its scarce chances.”We didn’t have our day,” Luis Enrique said. “We were imprecise, and they scored two goals on three shots. That is a good summary of the match.”Barcelona appeared to be in control until Kiko Femenia crossed for Deyverson, who muscled past Javier Mascherano before poking the ball under Cillessen.advertisementJeremy Mathieu headed Barcelona level right after halftime, only for Ibai Gomez to put Alaves back in front after a poor clearance by Mascherano.”We worked very hard for this,” Pellegrino said. “I hope the team can keep growing and that this will help us going forward.”last_img read more