Granit Xhaka 1 Arsenal fans are expecting great things from Granit Xhaka following his exceptional performance in the Premier League on Saturday.The Gunners beat Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road to claim their first win of the new season.And the Switzerland international put in a masterclass in the hold midfield role, closing down attacks superbly before quickly moving the ball forward with a brilliant array of passing.He might not have been among the goals, with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Cazorla finding the net, but supporters are pleased Arsenal have finally found a midfield general in the mould of legend Patrick Vieira.Check out the best fan reaction below…
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Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus winger Douglas Costa “has no reason to envy Kylian Mbappe”, according to former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu. Costa scored a stoppage-time winner for Juve against Lokomotiv Moscow in style midweek, dribbling past three defenders, completing a give-and-go and beating another two men before nutmegging the goalkeeper. After watching that goal, Lucescu likened the 29-year-old in terms of ability to Mbappe, who is considered the world’s best player under the age of 21. “Douglas Costa, in terms of quality, has no reason to envy Mbappe at PSG,” he told Tuttosport. “The other day he scored a beautiful goal in the Champions League, but he’s got the quality to score goals like that every game. “Trust me, I know,” added the 74-year-old, who brought the Brazilian to Europe during his successful tenure at Shakhtar. Costa has netted just eight times in three seasons with the Bianconeri, although he did provide 12 assists in Serie A during his first campaign. “He’s a very generous player, he prefers to make an assist than score himself.”
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent of Barcelona winger Malcom cools Lazio talkby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Barcelona winger Malcom has eased talk of a move to Lazio.Sport reported Lazio had asked for Malcom, just six months after his €41m switch from Bordeaux.However, Luis Fernando Menezes Garcia wrote on social media that ‘there’s no truth in the Lazio-Malcom hypothesis’.The move would spark major controversy as Malcom had agreed terms with Roma last summer and was expected at the airport with his medical booked when he suddenly switched flights for Barcelona.The switch was initiated by Garcia after a late call from Barca.
Bayern Munich star Muller suspended for Liverpool gamesby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich will be without influential attacker Thomas Muller for their two legs against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16.Muller was sent off against Ajaz and UEFA has decided to give him a two match ban, as his incident was deemed violent conduct.Bayern and Liverpool go head to head in February at Anfield, followed by the return fixture at the Allianz Arena in March.The Reds are top of the Premier League, while Bayern are six points adrift of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Image Courtesy: Davie Shipbuilding M/V Asterix, a former containership, has been retrofitted to a naval vessel at Davie Shipbuilding in Quebec. Commissioning of all the Asterix’s onboard systems and sea trials are underway and the ship will be heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in early December.The auxiliary oiler replenishment ship is the very first naval fleet auxiliary vessel to join Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.What is more, Asterix is said to be the largest naval vessel ever to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard. Equally suited for combat and humanitarian operations, the vessel is equipped with environmental features.‘’It’s the greenest naval ship ever built in Canada. It has a double hull and a deck specifically designed for spill prevention, along with the latest innovations such as Terragon’s MAGS system for the safe and green disposal of garbage,’’ Spencer Fraser, CEO of Federal Fleet Services, Davie’s sister shipbuilding company, commented.The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is the world’s most compact, efficient and environmentally safe technology for the conversion of a variety of combustible materials into thermal energy for the ship’s use, as explained by Green Marine. The vessel is also ready to receive a ballast water treatment system once International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations come into force.The Green Marine environmental program offers a roadmap for shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers to voluntarily reduce their environmental footprint.“Our Canadian crew is ready to begin operations alongside the Royal Canadian Navy,” Fraser added.The vessel can accommodate 114 military personnel in addition to the 36 members of its civilian crew.
The Cavs aren’t alone: Golden State’s playoff opponents have shot a combined 34 percent on open and wide-open looks from 3. Attempting to keep pace with the Warriors up and down the court seems to take so much out of teams that making the easy ones isn’t so easy.That shouldn’t be a comforting thought for the Cavs, because slowing the pace isn’t exactly a great alternative. Golden State has the best half-court defense in the league; it gave up just 88.3 points per 100 plays in the regular season, according to Synergy Sports Technology, and has given up 88.1 in the postseason, both No. 1 in the league. There are tactics Cleveland could explore, such as forcing Curry to defend pick-and-rolls on every half-court possession, a technique the Cavs got away from in Game 2, but the Warriors are better prepared for that than they have been in the past.It’s possible that a shift back to Cleveland will help the Cavs recover some of their form, but the team actually shot slightly better on the road than at home on its open looks this season, so it’s not like the Cavs turn on the aimbot once they get back to Quicken Loans Arena.Simple as it sounds, the Cavs probably just have to hope their shooters find a second wind, tired legs or not. Coming into the series, Love had been 35-for-69 (51 percent) on open or wide-open 3s in the playoffs; Smith had been 16-for-36 (44 percent). In the Finals, Love is down to 2-for-9 and Smith is 1-for-2. Even Kyle Korver is shooting just 1-for-5 on these looks, though his playoffs have been more uneven than Smith or Love’s. Eleven Cavaliers are shooting 35 percent or better from 3-point range in the playoffs, but James, Love and Kyrie Irving are the only Cavs who’ve made more than one open or wide-open 3 in the Finals.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday that Smith will get the start over Shumpert in Game 3, but it’s unlikely there will be drastic lineup changes. The Cavaliers need to play better, not different. Thompson must find a way to insinuate himself into a game he’s been schemed out of, LeBron must find a way to ration his energy so he has something in reserve late in the game, and the Cavs as a whole must do something about all these missed shots. They have the shooters, and they have the open looks. They just need make them. Two games into the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers face a set of seemingly unsolvable problems. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are scoring at will, key role players like J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson have been erased from the series, and the pace of play has been so frenzied that even LeBron James seems to be tiring. Other teams have had similar issues with the Warriors in these playoffs, and none came up with a remedy. But there’s one thing Cleveland can do that may be a start: Hit the open shots.The Cavs are missing the gimmies. They’re generating 14 “open” 3-point shots1Meaning the nearest defender is between 4 and 6 feet away. per game and hitting just 32 percent of them. When they get “wide open” 3s,2Nearest defender more than 6 feet away. they’re even worse, shooting 22 percent on nine attempts per game. Both percentages have fallen off steeply from the Cavs’ playoff numbers on these shots before this series (42 percent and 49 percent, respectively, on a similar number of attempts per game) and from their less spectacular but still very good regular-season figures (37 percent and 42 percent). In a series in which every missed Cavaliers shot seems to bring the end of the season one possession nearer, and in which long rebounds from missed jump shots summon the deadly Golden State fast break into existence, these are shots the Cavs really can’t afford to miss.But it’s not as though these percentages are being pulled out of a random-number generator. The shots may be designated as “open,” but in context against the Warriors, they take on a far different meaning. Other teams aren’t as capable of relentlessly attacking Kevin Love on pick-and-rolls, robbing him of the energy he brings at the beginnings of quarters. Other teams can’t field a scorer like Durant to overwhelm Smith and Iman Shumpert and force LeBron to anchor the defense in addition to the the offense. And other teams can’t chase the Cavs over off-ball flare screens so easily, forcing extra passes instead of in-rhythm shots. Simply put, other teams can’t run the Cavs so ragged, and ragged legs miss jumpers.VIDEO: How the Cavs can push back in Game 3
Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong believes his immediate future remains in Amsterdam, despite rumoured interest from Barcelona.De Jong enjoyed a strong season with Ajax last year – despite being sidelined in February with a severe ankle injury – making 26 appearances in the Eredivisie and contributing 7 assists for the team.At the tender age of 21, the young Dutchman is contracted to stay in Holland until 2022 and he believes that is unlikely to change during this transfer window.Four-Four-Two reports that after speaking with the clubs Sporting director Marc Overmars, De Jong stated: “He’s told me that I can’t leave Ajax, so there’s not even a debate,”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I don’t read the Spanish press, but people send me what comes out and I like to see it. ”“But right now, things aren’t advanced enough for me to worry about [my future]. ”“You can never say for sure, but it looks like next season I will play for Ajax.”“For now, what most concerns me is recovering from my injury and being able to play football again. The rest will come.”
New AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has vowed to do all he can to return the club back to winning waysAfter leaving Arsenal in October, Gazidis officially began his new role at Milan at the start of this month.The 54-year-old South African took the opportunity to address the Milan supporters on Wednesday, where he announced his intentions to return the Serie A side to winning ways.“It’s a great honour to be chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive,” said Gazidis on the club website.Gasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“I’d like to assure the club’s millions of fans all over the world that I will work with my heart and soul to do the very best job that I can.“To achieve what we all want for this great football club, the hard work must start now and it will require teamwork, both on and off the pitch.“I’m extremely excited about the opportunities ahead and although the journey will be challenging I’m confident that together we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs.”Milan haven’t won a trophy since the Supercoppa Italiana in 2016 with their last Serie A title coming in 2011.