18 Oct
2020

Eric Bailly doubtful for Arsenal clash after limping out of Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgEric Bailly doubtful for Arsenal clash after limping out of Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain Bailly went down after a tackle from Verratti (Picture: Getty)The defender is now a doubt for Sunday’s clash at the Emirates and his injury couldn’t come at a more unfortunate time for Solskjaer.United are without ten first team players at this moment in time, though Anthony Martial could return for the game against the Gunners.The Red Devils took an early lead in Paris through Romelu Lukaku but Bailly was at fault for Juan Bernat’s equaliser.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited retook the lead when Lukaku finished from a fumble from Gianluigi Buffon and the Reds were awarded a late penalty for a handball from Kimpembe.Marcus Rashford stepped up to score the penalty to send his side through to the quarter-finals.MORE: Manchester United make history to stun PSG and reach Champions League quarter-finals Comment Advertisement Eric Bailly limped out of the game in Paris (Picture: Getty)Manchester United could be without Eric Bailly for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Arsenal after the defender limped out of his side’s Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain.Untied progressed to the last-8 after an astonishing night in Paris in which Marcus Rashford’s late goal gave the Red Devils a 3-1 win in Paris.The Ivorian was selected in an unorthodox right-back position by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and endured a torrid half an hour before being replaced by Diogo Dalot.Bailly was playing so poorly that many felt Solskjaer was simply replacing making a tactical decision to replace the former Villarreal defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Bailly was on the end of a nasty tackle from Marco Verratti and hobbled off the field moments later to be replaced. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Mar 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img read more

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22 Sep
2020

Barcelona midfielder sentenced to 32 months in prison

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Messi staying back at Barca is ‘fantastic’ — Koeman Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has been handed a suspended two-years and eight months prison sentence for firing a gun to incite fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and causing intentional injury. The Turkish ace, currently on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir, was involved in a brawl with a Turkish singer called Berkay Sahin on October 10, 2018. Sahin was left with a broken nose after the altercation and Arda arrived in hospital later that night with a gun, which he fired at the ground to cause a panic. Arda was charged with sexual harassment against Berkay Sahin’s wife, carrying unlicensed weapons, intentional wounding, and shooting with a gun. Basaksehir have since confirmed that they have fined the 32-year-old 2.5 million Turkish lira (£350,648) for the incident, with the final hearing of the case heard in court today. Arda was acquitted of sexual harassment but received a suspended two years, eight months and 15 days prison sentence for shooting with guns in a manner that would create fear, anxiety or panic and possession of unlicensed weapons. He is not due to spend any time in jail, though, with the sentence suspended as long as he avoids any further legal issues for a period of five years. After appearing in court on Wednesday, Arda released a statement via his official Instagram account, which reads: “I did not commit this ‘verbal harassment’ crime which even bothers me to speak of it. “Nor it is possible. The headline of this event is that I’m acquitted of the charges of harassment; not the penalties I received for errors I made due to these slanders thrown at me.” Turan joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for €34 million (£30m/$37m) in 2015 and has since appeared in 55 matches across all competitions for the club. The skillful attacker has picked up four major honours during his time at Camp Nou, including the La Liga title in 2015-16, but was sent to Basaksehir on a two-year loan deal midway through the 2018-19 campaign. Turan has played three games in the Super Lig so far this season and he also has 100 caps under his belt for Turkey, scoring 17 goals in total.Tags: arda turanBarcelonaIstanbul Basaksehirlast_img read more

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14 Jan
2020

Liberians Must Profit from Errors of the Past

first_imgThe National Orator of the 168th Independence anniversary celebration, Ambassador Charles Alexander Minor, has said that Liberians should profit from the nation’s dreadful past, which has seen the country underdeveloped and its people impoverished, and must begin to build a better Liberia that would benefit Liberians and future generations.Liberia’s history has been marred with so many negative vices such as segregation, deprivation, corruption, bad governance, lack of patriotism, lack of love for each other, among other things, which have made national development, prosperity and a united nation with a unified front and agenda elusive, he said.Ambassador Minor therefore indicated that Liberians need to realize how backward the country has been thrown as a result of the exhibition of these negative experiences and must begin to exhibit and prioritize national unity, tolerance, love for country and commitment to the Liberian agenda.He said these past bitter experiences from the country’s history should inspire Liberians to unite and begin to build a better and brighter future.Speaking at the official celebration of this year Independence celebration in Greenville, Sinoe County, Ambassador Minor, a native of the county, indicated that Liberia has been through a lot of testing times and these experiences should serve as the source of strength for the Liberian state.“Liberians have had some very difficult years, years in which we overthrew governments, years of war and civil disobedience, years from the experience of two governments in one country; years of deprivation and starvation, years when Liberians were dislocated from their homes and had to flee their homeland with whatever possession they had.“Our education and health systems remain major challenges while pipe-borne water and electricity remain in total deficit,” he said.Too many Liberians, the National Orator noted, seem to be still below the economic glass ceiling while just a few enjoy the wealth of the nation and foreigners are becoming landlords of the nation’s most valuable property, land.“We need to profit from the errors of the past and begin to build a better future for us, our children and unborn generations,” he noted.He said all is not just negative about the Liberian state, but rather there are also some positives that should be given some recognition by critics.“Just as we have weaknesses and challenges, just as we can enumerate our numerous social, political and economic problems so we also have strength and opportunities,” he pointed out.Ambassador Minor stated that the scorecard is incomplete “when we only accentuate the negative and the minuses, we need also to check out the positives, the plus side of the scorecard. On that plus side, we want to thank the Almighty God as a nation who has always stood by us, and carry us through for 168 years when several attempts were made in the past to remove the nation Liberia from the world map. Even through the recent EVD outbreak, God has helped us to survive.”He said though about 40 to 60 percent of Liberians might not have experienced these years, they have been psychologically, economically and socially influence or affected by those years.“As we celebrate our independence, many Liberians are still surviving on the margin of society; many families are finding it difficult to meet their daily households’ needs,” he said.The former Liberian ambassador to the United States also frowned on what he termed as the entrenched culture of “chopping.” Chopping is an act of seeking financial benefit, most times clandestinely and illegally, from people who are seeking services from those service providers.He indicated that Liberians from every strata of society are somehow involved in this act that is now corrupting the Liberian society.“We are here to celebrate another year of our statehood, the 168th Independence Anniversary of the existence of our nation. It is a celebration far different from that of previous years, as we look back to the last year to the true test of our faith and resilience to the challenges face by an unknown enemy that our nation has never seen before.“Despite those trying times and the difficult days, our country and its development objectives have not altered and the fundamental principles of this nation dedicated to democracy, the rule of law, human freedom and individual dignity, were strengthened by our resolved to defeat Ebola,” Ambassador Minor stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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