Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ronaldo Keeps Juve Flying High With ‘Important’ Win Over AC Milan

Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates with Juventus’ French midfielder Blaise Matuidi after opening the scoring during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Juventus vs Manchester United at the Allianz stadium in Turin on November 7, 2018.Isabella BONOTTO / AFP
 
Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat by Manchester United with a 2-0 win over 10-man AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday, as Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty before being sent off for the hosts.
Mario Mandzukic headed in the opener in the eighth minute at the San Siro with Ronaldo adding a second on 81 minutes as Juventus maintained their six-point cushion ahead of the international break.
It got the defending seven-time Serie A champions back on track after suffering their first defeat of the season by United following two late goals despite Ronaldo’s stunning volley.
“Winning tonight was the only way to put aside what happened in the final five minutes of the Champions League game,” said Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.
“It was important to win without conceding a goal and to regain the six-point advantage over Napoli who are having an excellent championship.”
A third loss of the campaign, however, saw AC Milan drop out of the Champions League places behind Lazio who moved back into fourth despite a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo.
Inter Milan’s seven-match winning streak ended with a 4-1 defeat at Atalanta, with Luciano Spalletti’s side losing second place to Napoli who came from behind to beat Genoa 2-1 on Saturday.
Juventus have 34 points from 12 games — six ahead of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli with Inter a further three behind.
“I’m very happy, especially for the team, because playing away to Milan is always very difficult,” said Ronaldo.
“It was important to win, because Napoli beat Genoa last night and we had to keep our distance.”
Allegri’s side rarely looked threatened by AC Milan with Mandzukic rising highest to nod in an Alex Sandro cross to dampen spirits among the 75,000-capacity crowd at the San Siro.
The Croatian World Cup runner-up could have made it two shortly after, meeting across this time from Ronaldo but Milan skipper Alessio Romagnoli blocked.
Higuain returned from a back problem to face his parent club but it was to be a nightmare outing for the forward who had been loaned out to Milan last summer to make space for Ronaldo.
The Argentine missed a penalty awarded after Medhi Benatia handled in the area five minutes before the break with Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny tipping the ball onto the post.
Ronaldo tested Gianluigi Donnarumma in the AC Milan goal early in the second half before finally blasting in nine minutes from time for his first goal at the San Siro.
Minutes later Higuain saw red after shouting at the referee in frustration after a foul on Benatia, and was led off the pitch in tears.
“I told him not to exaggerate, to calm down and not to risk a major penalty,” said Ronaldo of what he told Higuain on the pitch.
“He was nervous, he was losing, but we must not blame him, he didn’t say anything.”
Inter stumble 
Earlier on Sunday, defender Gianluca Mancini scored for a third consecutive game as Atalanta dominated Inter Milan at home in Bergamo.
Mancini headed home in the 62nd minute to add to Hans Hateboer’s eighth-minute opener, with Berat Djimsiti and Alejandro Gomez sealing all three points for the hosts late on.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi had equalised when he slotted in a penalty just after the break, but his side finished with ten men after Marcelo Brozovic was sent off two minutes into injury time.
Roma got back to winning ways with a 4-1 success over Sampdoria to move up to sixth, within three points of the Champions League places behind Lazio and AC Milan.
Rock-bottom Chievo earned a 2-2 draw at home against Bologna to move onto zero points, having had three deducted for false accounting.
But coach Gian Piero Ventura told players he was quitting after the game, as he did not believe he could save them from relegation.
Elsewhere, Empoli got their first win since the opening match of the season, beating fellow strugglers Udinese 2-1, who they joined on nine points.
AFP
The post Ronaldo Keeps Juve Flying High With ‘Important’ Win Over AC Milan appeared first on Channels Television.

Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund (IMF) (by Akani Chauke) APO...

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 12, 2018/APO Group/ — by Akani Chauke By the International Monetary Fund (IMF’s) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high they become unsustainable, such that the scheduled debt service exceeds the capacity of the member to service it. This rings true for a number of countries […]
The post Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund (IMF) (by Akani Chauke) APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.

Milan vs Juventus : I told Higuain not to exaggerate – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat by Manchester United with a 2-0 win over 10-man AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday, as Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty before being sent off for the hosts.
Continue reading Milan vs Juventus : I told Higuain not to exaggerate – Ronaldo at Vanguard News Nigeria.

African printing industry to gain from SGI Dubai 2019 Mr Sharif Rahman – CEO...

The post African printing industry to gain from SGI Dubai 2019 Mr Sharif Rahman – CEO – IEC APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.

Man. City vs Man United : We are going to fight for the top...

Man. City vs Man United : Manchester United can forget trying to challenge Manchester City until they can even compete for a place in the Premier League top four, Jose Mourinho confessed as his side were outclassed in a 3-1 derby defeat by the English champions on Sunday.
Continue reading Man. City vs Man United : We are going to fight for the top four – Mourinho at Vanguard News Nigeria.

Samuel Chukwueze scores first La Liga goal in Villarreal draw against Rayo Vallecano

Samuel Chukwueze cannot stop scoring after yet another goal for the yellow submarines in La Liga. Super Eagles new boy Samuel Chukwueze scored his first La Liga goal for  Villarreal  as they played out a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, November 11.Rayo Vallecano vs VillarrealSamuel Chukwueze continued hi good goalscoring form for the yellow submarines of Villarreal as they picked up an impressive 2-2 draw away from home.The 19-year-old opened the goalscoring in the encounter in the 33rd minute with a driving run.Samuel who was on target for Villarreal in his Copa Del Rey debut against Almeria could not prevent Raul De Tomas from equalising for the host on the stroke of halftime through an assist by Oscar Trejo.Upon resumption for the second half Alvaro Garcia put the host in front for the first time in the 66th minute but Nicola Sansone saved Villarreal with a late equaliser in the 80th minute.Samuel’s goal come after Henry Onyekuru scores two goals for Galatasaray against Kayserispor.Both Chukwueze and Onyekuru are expected to depart to join up with the Super Eagles for their 2019Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Samuel Chukwueze scores first La Liga goal in Villarreal draw against Rayo Vallecano

Samuel Chukwueze cannot stop scoring after yet another goal for the yellow submarines in La Liga. Super Eagles new boy Samuel Chukwueze scored his first La Liga goal for Villarreal  as they played out a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, November 11.Rayo Vallecano vs VillarrealSamuel Chukwueze continued hi good goalscoring form for the yellow submarines of Villarreal as they picked up an impressive 2-2 draw away from home.The 19-year-old opened the goalscoring in the encounter in the 33rd minute with a driving run.Samuel who was on target for Villarreal in his Copa Del Rey debut against Almeria could not prevent Raul De Tomas from equalising for the host on the stroke of halftime through an assist by Oscar Trejo.Upon resumption for the second half Alvaro Garcia put the host in front for the first time in the 66th minute but Nicola Sansone saved Villarreal with a late equaliser in the 80th minute.Samuel’s goal come after Henry Onyekuru scored two goals for Galatasaray against Kayserispor.Both Chukwueze and Onyekuru are expected to depart to join up with the Super Eagles for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Guardiola glad as Man City overcome derby ‘fear’ to beat Man Utd

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side had to overcome early “fear” before the reigning Premier League champions returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday.
Continue reading Guardiola glad as Man City overcome derby ‘fear’ to beat Man Utd at Vanguard News Nigeria.

Man. City vs Man United : We deserved the victory – Guardiola

Man. City vs Man United : Reigning champions Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title charge with a 2-0 victory over basement club Fulham.
Continue reading Man. City vs Man United : We deserved the victory – Guardiola at Vanguard News Nigeria.

Roundup: Chukwueze Bags 1st LaLiga Goal For Villarreal; Onuachu, Adegbenro Also On Target In...

By Johnny Edward: Former Flying Eagles winger and Super Eagles invitee Samuel Chukwueze scored his first LaLiga goal for Villarreal in their 2-2 draw away at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. It was Chukwueze’s second goal in six appearances for Villarreal this season. Chukwueze who is expected in the Super Eagles camp for this […]
The post Roundup: Chukwueze Bags 1st LaLiga Goal For Villarreal; Onuachu, Adegbenro Also On Target In Europe appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.

Samuel Chukwueze scores first La Liga goal in Villarreal draw against Rayo Vallecano

Samuel Chukwueze cannot stop scoring after yet another goal for the yellow submarines in La Liga. Super Eagles new boy Samuel Chukwueze scored his first La Liga goal for  Villarreal  as they played out a 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, November 11.Rayo Vallecano vs VillarrealSamuel Chukwueze continued hi good goalscoring form for the yellow submarines of Villarreal as they picked up an impressive 2-2 draw away from home.The 19-year-old opened the goalscoring in the encounter in the 33rd minute with a driving run.Samuel who was on target for Villarreal in his Copa Del Rey debut against Almeria could not prevent Raul De Tomas from equalising for the host on the stroke of halftime through an assist by Oscar Trejo.Upon resumption for the second half Alvaro Garcia put the host in front for the first time in the 66th minute but Nicola Sansone saved Villarreal with a late equaliser in the 80th minute.Samuel’s goal come after Henry Onyekuru scores two goals for Galatasaray against Kayserispor.Both Chukwueze and Onyekuru are expected to depart to join up with the Super Eagles for their 2019Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Ndidi’s outstanding Nigerian player ahead of Balogun

It was a tale of different strokes for different Nigerian players at the weekend, as Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi led the way in performances and game time for the country’s top stars, while Leon Aderemi Balogun was benched for the ninth straight match by Brighton Hove Albion.
Continue reading Ndidi’s outstanding Nigerian player ahead of Balogun at Vanguard News Nigeria.

Sarri Rues Chelsea Slow Start In Home Draw Vs Everton

Maurizio Sarri is unsure why his Chelsea side are starting slowly in matches, after the Blues were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton. Everton were hardly tested in the first half at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea unable to muster a shot on target until Marcos Alonso forced Jordan Pickford into action with a rasping […]
The post Sarri Rues Chelsea Slow Start In Home Draw Vs Everton appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.

Iwobi Hurled Off In Emery’s Tactical Substitution As Arsenal Record Home Draw Vs Wolves

By Johnny Edward: Alex Iwobi was hurled off at halftime as boss Unai Emery made an early tactical substitution, but Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers in Sunday’s English Premier League, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The Super Eagles star asserted himself well in the first half during which the Gunners chased […]
The post Iwobi Hurled Off In Emery’s Tactical Substitution As Arsenal Record Home Draw Vs Wolves appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.

Chelsea vs Everton : Chelsea frustrated by Pickford

Chelsea vs Everton : Maurizio Sarri admitted Chelsea paid the price for a sluggish start and a lack of killer instinct as Jordan Pickford’s heroics earned Everton a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
Continue reading Chelsea vs Everton : Chelsea frustrated by Pickford at Vanguard News Nigeria.