Crunching the statistics ahead of Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona

first_imgThe statistics suggest FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will head into the Clasico on Saturday evenly matched after 11 games in La Liga. Starting with points (27-24), then goals scored (25-26) and percentage of shots on target (43-40%). CET Goals 25-26Shots on goal 82-91Shots on target 43-40%Passes 5,472-5,227Fouls committed 94-114Fouls against 188-163Yellows 20-19Reds 1-0 Equal statistics (Barcelona-Madrid) 15/11/2015 at 18:20 Uneven statistics center_img However, the international rbeak has gone well for Madrid, who have kept many of their players to rest in the Spanish capital, while Barcelona have a lot out playing. Some of Madrid’s injured players will be fit by the time the Clasico rolls around. David Salinas Luis Enrique and Rafa Benitez’s teams will arrive at the clash on November 21 with different dynamics, however, after Barça’s 3-0 win over Villarreal and Real Madrid’s 3-2 defeat against Sevilla.  Total shots 190-226Crosses 191-268Saves 26-34Offsides 35-28last_img read more

Argentina 0-2 Colombia: Early Copa America blow for Messi

first_img Upd. at 12:36 Then with Argentina desperate for an equaliser Colombia hit them on the counter again, with Zapata striking from close range for Carlos Quieroz’s side. Argentina suffered their first defeat by Colombia in 12 years thanks to the two second half goals for Los Cafeteros, who had been on the back foot. 0-2 Incidencias IN SPORT.ES Árbitro CEST MATCH FACTS Copa América 2019 Colombia Two late goals for Colombia dealt Lionel Messi’s Argentina a blow in their Copa America Group B opener on Saturday. Ospina; Medina, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sánchez,Tesillo; Barrios, Uribe; Cuadrado (Lerma, min. 63); James, Muriel (Roger Martínez, min. 13) y Falcao (Zapata, min. 80) 0-1, min. 70: Roger Martínez, con un potente disparo desde la frontal del área. 0-2, min. 85: Zapata remata en el área pequeña ARG Messi sucumbe ante Colombia Partido correspondiente a la primera jornada del Grupo B de la Copa América 2019, disputado en el estadio Arena Fonte Nova de Salvador de Bahía ante 43.000 espectadores. Se guardó un minuto de silencio por Sergio Gendler, referente del periodismo deportivo argentino.center_img @riksharma_ Armani; Saravia, Pezzella, Otamendi,Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Rodríguez (Pizarro, min. 66), Paredes; Messi, Agüero (Suárez, min. 78) y Di María (De Paul, min. 45). Barcelona striker Messi, looking for his first major international trophy, missed Argentina’s best chance before Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata’s strikes secured victory for Colombia in Salvador. COL Argentina were on top and Leandro Paredes came close twice, while tensions rose when Juan Cuadrado scythed down Messi and players scrapped. Colombia broke the deadlock after 71 minutes with an excellent goal from Martinez, who cut inside after receiving from James Rodriguez and lashed into the top corner. 16/06/2019 Roberto Tobar (Chile). Amonestó con cartulina amarilla a Falcao (min. 19), Rodríguez (min. 41), Saravia (min. 52), Paredes (min. 55), Cuadrado (min. 60), Zapata (min. 86) y Lerma (min. 93). The Albiceleste are looking for their first Copa America since 1993 but started badly in coach Lionel Scaloni’s first ever competitive game in charge of any side. Messi, who temporarily retired from international duty after missing a penalty against Chile in the 2016 Copa America final shoot-out, headed a rebound wide after David Ospina denied Nicolas Otamendi. Rik Sharma Goles Argentina The win takes Colombia top of Group B on three points before Qatar face Paraguay on Sunday.last_img read more

Close shave ends in Whiskers

first_imgBy Callan Date MANY people believe the Whiskers nickname that 69yearold Frank Monckton has been dubbed with for most of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Zone change for Paky hard rubbish

first_imgHARD rubbish collection in Cardinia Shire will be re-vamped as the council extends its contract with WM Waste Management Services….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Man Utd fans want Spurs to win Prem title even if it means losing out on Poch

first_imgA SECTION of Manchester United fans want Spurs to pip Liverpool to the title – despite the shock win likely to cost them Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine Tottenham boss is a leading name in the race to take over at Old Trafford next season.2 Mauricio Pochettino is being lined up as Jose Mourinho’s replacement at Old TraffordCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut he’s also dangerously close to guiding his Harry Kane-led side to Premier League glory, thanks to Manchester City’s recent blip.Another trophy-less season would likely push Poch closer to the White Hart Lane exit, just a few months after their scheduled return after the new stadium is completed.But United fans are fearful another nearly season will let Jurgen Klopp and their bitter M62 rivals run away with the crown.On a Reddit forum, a group of impassioned supporters debated what it would mean to have Liverpool miss out on the title but themselves miss out on one of the Prem’s top bosses.2 The Tottenham manager is one of the huge favourites to take over the helm at Old Trafford next summerCredit: Reuterslatest football newsPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaChampak256 wrote: “There’s two downsides to Spurs winning for me: it wasn’t us, and we won’t get Poch.“First one applies to anyone, and second one doesn’t compare to the downsides of each and every other team.Malpy 42 said: “If Tottenham win though. Poch won’t leave them for us. That’s my dilemma I think he’s one of the best men for long term at Old Trafford.”Toasterb wrote: “We don’t want the scum or City to win the league, and they want us to do well enough that we keep OGS on and they get to keep Poch.”Paul Pogba gives inspiring team-talk before Man Utd win over Huddersfieldlast_img read more

Sarri: Chelsea ready to take top-four fight down to the wire

first_imgChelsea will fight until the last minute of every match to secure a top four place in the Premier League, manager Maurizio Sarri has said.Chelsea are sixth on 56 points, two behind fourth-placed Manchester United and one behind Arsenal, who play each other on Sunday. Sarri’s side have played a game less than their top-four rivals.“We will be fighting for the top four until the last minute of the last match. Every match will be important in our future,” Sarri told reporters ahead of Sunday’s league match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.“We have two big opportunities, this match (against Wolves), and when we play the match (in hand) against Brighton.”Chelsea have beaten Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in the league, as well as Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League, since their shootout defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup final.“In five matches we conceded only one goal. Now we are improving in consistency, we are improving in defensive solidity, but we have to be careful,” Sarri added.“In the past we had a long period of results, and then suddenly two weeks of disaster.”Sunday’s match is Chelsea‘s ninth in 28 days and Sarri said their participation in the Europa League had forced him to rotate his squad to avoid any potential burnout.“In this moment it’s very difficult to arrive to every match with the same level of determination, mentally and physically at 100 percent. But for the next match we can change six or seven players,” Sarri said.last_img read more

Hamilton delights at win No 4

first_img0Shares0000BARCELONA, May 11- A delighted, but dignified, Lewis Hamilton thanked his Mercedes engineers on Sunday after holding off team-mate Nico Rosberg to win a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix and take over as leader of the drivers’ world championship.After winning by just a few car lengths, or 0.6ec, at the Circuit de Catalunya, Hamilton said Rosberg had been the faster driver, but he had won thanks to advice from his race team in the closing stages of a dramatic race. “A big thank you for my team,” he said, as he sat on the podium afterwards.“They have done an incredible job this year and the support here (in Spain) is the best I have ever had and my first win in Spain means everything to me.”Asked about his frequent questions for his race team, he said: “I was not upset, but I was not fast enough today. Nico was quicker. I struggled with the balance and needed to rely on my engineers.“I was moving my settings up and down and fortunately I was able to keep Nico behind.”In a heart-stopping conclusion to an intriguing 66-laps race, Hamilton resisted the pressure from Rosberg to finish just 0.6sec ahead.His victory lifted him to 100 points for the season and into the lead of the title race ahead of Rosberg, on 97.Australian Daniel Ricciardo came home third for Red Bull ahead of his team-mate defending four time world champion German Sebastian Vettel, who had started from 15th on the grid.For Ricciardo it was a moment of special satisfaction to claim his first Formula One podium, having done so in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix before being disqualified for a fuel irregularity.– ‘A bit gutted’ –Rosberg, after finishing second behind Hamilton for the fourth consecutive time, said he felt he needed just one more lap to make a passing move on his team-mate.“I think one more lap and I could have given it a good go!” he said. “Unfortunately that was it and I am a bit gutted, but still, second place, second in the championship and many more races to go… I will go to Monaco to go one better and try and repeat the win from last year.”A beaming Ricciardo, who finished 49sec behind Hamilton, said: “We did not have the pace on Mercedes. We had a pretty comfortable third place and it is really nice to be on the podium and I am sure I will get to keep it this time!”It was Hamilton’s fourth win this year, his first in Spain and the 26th of his career while Mercedes one-two stamped their complete supremacy on the constructors’ championship which they now lead by more than 100 points.Finn Valtteri Bottas finished fifth for the resurgent Williams team ahead of local hero and two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso and his Ferrari team-mate 2007 champion Finn Kimi Raikkonen.Frenchman Romain Grosjean was eighth for Lotus, signaling their return to some form after a dismal start to the year, ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez and his Force India team-mate German Nico Hulkenberg, who was 10th.Hamilton added that he had not dared dream of such a strong start to his second season with Mercedes after his unexpected decision to leave McLaren.“Sitting down with Ross (Brawn) in my mum’s house,” he recalled.“This is what the idea was, that I was given. I wasn’t sure we could actually be a second faster than Red Bull, but we’ve managed to do it. I’m really pleased and to have our fourth 1-2 finish together is unreal.”Hamilton now has a 55-point lead over fourth-placed Vettel, whose strong drive after two days blighted by setbacks signalled his threat.Vettel said: “That was more fun than the last race when I had to let people by. All in all it was the maximum we could do.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Recycle center location moved

first_imgRecycling is seen as key. Burrtec’s sorting of recyclables from some trash routes, Waste Management’s residential recycling programs and a new city law that requires recycling of construction materials have helped. Finding a big enough site for the recycling facility that’s away from homes, close to a freeway, in an industrial zone where noise and traffic issues could be avoided has been a challenge for Burrtec, the city’s exclusive commercial waste hauler. Travis Lange, the city’s environmental services manager, said he hopes it’s workable. The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment appealed in September the city’s approval of the project at Needham, citing grading, visibility from some vantage points, truck trips, oak tree removal, plant surveys, court decisions, air pollution, nearness to a wildlife corridor and water supply safety among the unresolved issues. No formal plans have been submitted yet, but it could take two years for the facility to materialize on the site. Several local projects have been litigated by environmental groups who say water supplies are insufficient, while developers say the underlying issue is often stopping growth. (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A state-of-the-art recycling center stalled by lawsuits from occupying a planned Newhall business park is now envisioned for a site between Newhall and Canyon Country. Opposition lodged by environmental groups spurred the company to seek the rugged 62-acre plot sandwiched between Sierra Highway and the Antelope Valley Freeway. “We’re happy to have an opportunity to present to the city our potential project for their consideration,” said Charles Tobin, director of development for Burrtec Waste Industries. The Santa Clarita City Council in August 2006 approved the environmental report for the 160-acre Needham Ranch industrial park at Newhall’s southern gateway – where the facility was originally planned. The following month, the city’s Planning Commission approved the recycling center plan. Lawsuits filed by environmental groups have delayed the construction of Needham Ranch, whose first occupant was to be the recycling center. The new property combines three adjoining parcels; Burrtec has bought one and expects to close escrow on the other two by the end of June. Tobin declined to disclose the expected cost of the project. The new site is north of Placerita Canyon Road and south of Golden Valley Road. The building’s design on a 13-acre pad has been reconfigured to adapt to the terrain. The land is home to about 160 oak trees, all of which will be preserved, Tobin said. The enclosed facility includes a roughly 178,200-square-foot building, with about 75,000 square feet of space for recycling and about 80,000 square feet for transfer and recycling. A loading dock and offices are to occupy other areas. The city faces a state-mandated goal of diverting 50 percent of trash from landfills. Figures for 2006 are not yet available, but it appears that the city hit 45 percent in 2005. last_img read more

Union focuses on Torrance mayor

first_imgThe city, which has filed a counter-charge against the union with the board, has responded that the allegation has no basis. The alleged retribution – which revolves around the number of days the union president was permitted to work on labor issues rather than her librarian job – was simply the result of a bureaucratic mix-up and had nothing to do with Mayor Frank Scotto, the city maintains. An administrative law judge will decide which party he believes, although in cases like these a decision could be weeks or months away. “None of them are true,” Scotto said of the allegations. “It was an innocent mistake all along, and (senior city officials) discovered it after I got elected, which was bad timing.” But Jeannie Moorman, the union president and city librarian for almost 25 years, isn’t buying that explanation. “He’s a really rich, powerful, controlling man, and it’s like he wants to silence people or workers who have different opinions than his,” she said. “I still feel my job is in jeopardy. I do feel they’re out to get me, and I’m really concerned. I need to protect myself.” Moorman heads Local 1117 of the American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees – AFSCME – which backed former Mayor Dan Walker during last year’s mayoral campaign. The local represents more than 500 city employees including refuse truck operators, librarians and groundskeepers, Moorman said. The dueling complaints are rooted in several instances of political conflict between Scotto and Walker that reveal Scotto’s “anti-union animus,” according to briefs the union filed with the board to support its case. For instance, in 2004 Walker backed Measure T, an effort to move Torrance’s local election date, which eventually passed. Scotto opposed the measure, in part because he feared it would give unions and other special interest groups too much clout. When Scotto decided to run for mayor, he allegedly told Moorman and other union representatives that they should not get involved in the campaign. “Scotto also stated that `when’ he was mayor, not `if’ he became mayor, AFSCME better not ask him for anything, `don’t even try to shake his hand,”‘ according to the union’s brief. Scotto has denied making any “disparaging or threatening statements” and contended he merely requested the union not attack him personally during the campaign. The alleged animosity culminated when Moorman publicly accused Scotto of “using his office for personal profit” in regard to an alleged real estate deal during the campaign. Scotto said the deal never occurred and that the allegations were merely campaign ploys made by political opponents. Nevertheless, the union believes these conflicts played a role in a city decision in late June 2006 – shortly after Scotto’s election – to no longer allow Moorman to devote all five days of her work week to union business. Under a 2002 agreement with the city, the president of the American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees local was supposed to spend three days a week conducting union business. But in late 2005 Moorman had told her supervisors she was finding it difficult to balance her role as union president with her job in library acquisitions. The city responded by hiring a replacement for Moorman – a budget adjustment was approved by the City Council in January 2006 – and her immediate library supervisors told her to work full time on her union responsibilities. But when senior city officials belatedly discovered that and determined it was not covered under the 2002 agreement with the union, they told her to go back to working for the city two days a week. City officials said it was “a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing” and they simply moved to enforce an agreement already in place. “This hardly proves an unlawful motive,” the city said in briefs filed with the court. “Indeed, the city management has a legal obligation to ensure that public funds are not misallocated.” The union finds that hard to believe. “It strains credulity that (library supervisors) gave such directions to Moorman without ? having received directions from the City Manager’s Office, the genesis of the budget item.” Moorman said she felt threatened. “It wasn’t questioned until Scotto got elected,” Moorman said of the arrangement. She no longer had her original duties, desk or computer and still doesn’t. And city officials initially asked her to reimburse the city for the 20 days she had spent conducting union business over and above the time specified in the 2002 agreement. (The demand was later dropped after city officials discovered her supervisors were to blame for the mix-up.) On Aug. 25, the union filed its unfair labor practice charge against the city. About a month later, the city filed its own charge, which accused the union of not bargaining in good faith – over the issue of how much time the local’s president can take off from her municipal duties to work on union business. Today, the union has a new contract with the city that provides a 12 percent raise over three years and is the best employees have had in 18 years, Scotto said. The amount of time the president of the local is allowed to devote to union business: one day a week. Still, the case is not moot and its outcome uncertain the parties said. “They had talked about disciplining me and whenever you talk about discipline, your job is in jeopardy,” said Moorman, who nevertheless added she hopes the new contract represents the beginning of an improved relationship between the city and union. “We’re going to do everything we can to heal the relationship,” she said. “We’re not interested in tearing down the city ? and when you have an adversarial relationship nothing gets accomplished.” Scotto also hopes better days are ahead. “If I truly wanted to be vindictive, I wouldn’t have picked this subject,” he said. “Whatever was done in that election is over with – it’s just done.” local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COMPLAINT: Retribution is alleged for group’s support of Walker in the 2006 race. City files counter-charge. By Nick Green STAFF WRITER Torrance’s mayor is anti-union and within days of his election sought to punish the president of the city’s largest labor organization for supporting his opponent, if you believe the union’s complaint lodged with the state’s Public Employment Relations Board. last_img

Former England international Terry Butcher leaves Newport County

first_imgManager Terry Butcher has left Sky Bet League Two strugglers Newport with immediate effect.The south Wales outfit are rooted to the bottom of the table after winning only one of their opening 10 league games.Butcher, a former England international, only joined the club in April but he will be followed out of the exit door by his assistant manager Russell Osman and the club’s chief scout Steve Marsella.A statement on Newport’s website read: “After Tuesday’s defeat against Crawley Town, the club can announce that manager Terry Butcher has today left the club with immediate effect.“Newport County AFC would like to thank Terry and his staff for their efforts during their time at the club and wish them every success for the future“The club hopes to make an announcement on a successor prior to Saturday’s fixture against Exeter City. The club will be offering no further comment at the present time.” Terry Butcher 1last_img read more