Virgil van Dijk roasted by Serge Gnabry as Arsenal reject scores stunning goal

first_imgSerge Gnabry turns Virgil van Dijk inside out to score stunning goal for Germany against Netherlands Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 Mar 2019 8:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link732Shares He collected the ball out wide, with Liverpool’s imperious centre-back Virgil van Dijk pulling out to close him down.But even one of the Premier League’s outstanding performers this season could not stop Gnabry, who twisted inside and out, drove inside onto his right foot and sent a scorching effort into the top corner.center_img Gnabry doubled Germany’s lead but Holland pulled one back straight after the restart (Getty)The strike is Gnabry’s fifth goal in his last six international appearances for Germany, making a mockery of his brief spell on loan at Tony Pulis’ West Brom when he couldn’t get in the squad.The Netherlands withdrew Babel at half-time of Sunday’s match after his string of misses, and the hosts immediately got a goal back through De Ligt to set up a thrilling second half.Memphis Depay levelled the scores as Germany struggled to maintain their control in the second half, but left-back Nico Schulz finished off a sublime team move in the last minute of normal time to seal a 3-2 win for the visitors.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement The former Arsenal man bagged his fifth goal in six international appearances (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry lit up Sunday evening’s clash between the Netherlands and Germany with a stunning solo goal as the visitors secured a dramatic 3-2 win.Die Mannschaft went ahead early on through Leroy Sane, with the Manchester City star capitalising on a slip from Matthijs de Ligt to place a left-footed shot in the far corner.But Holland had chances of their own in a thrilling first-half contest, with Ryan Babel twice denied an equaliser by two excellent saves from Manuel Neuer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThen, in the 34th minute, former Arsenal attacker Gnabry stole the headlines with an outrageous effort from the edge of the box.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 23-year-old ran in behind a muddled Dutch defence that had struggled with Germany’s pace throughout the opening exchanges, latching on to Antonio Rudiger’s pinpoint pass.WHAT A GOAL GNABRY!— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) March 24, 2019last_img read more

Large downsizer homes are proving to be a hit with retirees in Logan

first_imgIngenia Lifestyle BethaniaLogan seniors are proving the point with two-bedroom plus study and three-bedroom homes selling at a rapid rate in the Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania development.Offering the land lease model, residents can retain their current eligibility for government rental assistance on the weekly site fees.“Our new three-bedroom home designs are selling quickly with only a final few homes remaining as local downsizers snap up the larger sized designs,” Ms Manson said. Brand new two bedroom, two bathroom plus study homes are available from $329,000. Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania is giving seniors more space for their downsizing needs.THE BASICSINGENIA LIFESTYLE BETHANIADeveloper: Ingenia Lifestyle ResortsPrice: From $329,000Location: 41 Radke Road, BethaniaIngenia Lifestyle Bethania offers more room for downsizing retirees, with large internal living spaces and plenty of storage.SENIORS are looking to upsize their downsizer making a noticeable shift towards more spacious retirement homes to match their new, relaxed lifestyle. Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania project sales manager Sharon Manson said buyers were wanting to downsize their large family home without compromising on the space, functionality and design of the home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“Many seniors are seeking out designs that feature larger internal living spaces and extra bedrooms to accommodate guests, grandchildren and additional furniture,” Ms Manson said.“Our range of floorplans means that buyers don’t have to part ways with all of their cherished belongings when downsizing, rather they are able to select a home design that complements their new lifestyle.“We have a number of new homes recently released, providing an opportune time for prospective downsizers to inspect the homes and our community.”last_img read more

RSPCA Queensland CEO Darren Maier on why he loves his home

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 RELATED The most pet-friendly suburbs MORE: Luxury homes still hot property I think the fact that it’s close to the water. We’re five minutes from the ferry and can hop on a ferry and be camping on Stradbroke Island within an hour. We love the water! It really is part of our everyday existence.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago 4. What is the best thing about your suburb? I must admit that although a villa on the Mediterranean sounds great, we would probably be just as happy with a state-of-the-art 4WD and camper trailer and the time to travel anywhere we wanted. I live in a four-bedroom house with an office on the bay at Cleveland. Nothing to be honest. My family and I just love it. RSPCA QLD chief executive Darren MaierWhen it comes to being a furbaby’s best friend, there are not many that could rival RSPCA Queensland CEO Darren Maier. He tells us what he loves best about his ‘social isolation’ spot.Mr Maier lives in Brisbane suburb Cleveland, where the perks include good proximity to Stradbroke Island. Landlords, tenants confused over eviction moratoriumcenter_img Coronavirus to drive lowest interest rates in Australian history It’s spacious, there’s a great garden that our rescue border collie Mollie can romp in and it always has beautiful bay breezes. In the height of summer it feels five degrees cooler than anywhere else. It’s also really close to schools and within minutes of various sporting activities. 2. What do you love about your home? 1. Where do you live and why? 5. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? 3. What would you change about your home? 6. What was is best piece of property advice you have been given? Or what is the biggest lesson you have learnt? Bite off as much as you can and chew like crazy!last_img read more

City or Chelsea for title – Scholes

first_imgPaul Scholes has written off Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League title chances but believes new manager Louis van Gaal can lead a challenge for the top four. “I find it hard to see them as Premier League title contenders this season,” he said in his column for the Independent. “My instinct is that the title will be between Manchester City and Chelsea, with United, Liverpool and Arsenal in competition for the two remaining Champions League places. “The chief reason I see little prospect of United winning the title is that they have not signed enough players in this window. “United needed to buy a top-level midfielder, of which there were very few available this summer. Just two, in fact. And Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos have already made their moves (to Chelsea and Real Madrid respectively).” However, following last season’s disappointing seventh-place finish under David Moyes, Scholes has plenty of faith in Van Gaal – a man he sees as very much in the same mould as Sir Alex Ferguson. The former England midfielder added: “Louis van Gaal has the respect of the players. He got it as soon as he arrived. This is a man who has managed some huge clubs: Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and he has just taken the Netherlands to third place in a World Cup finals. “He is a man with presence. He looks a bit of a scary man. Good. Sir Alex Ferguson was a scary man too, at times, and it is possible to push players into performances. From what I’ve seen in pre-season, he looks a bit mad. He’s a bit like a mad genius – he looks a bit crazy.” With the start of the new campaign just around the corner, Scholes is confident United have found the right man to guide them back into the Champions League positions. However, he does not think they can sustain a title challenge as they lack quality in midfield, despite the signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Wigan Sign Leon Balogun Till End of Season

first_imgThe lack of playing time will cost him his place in the Super Eagles.This season, he has played six times for ‘The Latics’, who are 17th on the 24-team Championship table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram English Championship side Wigan Athletic have signed Leon Balogun on a permanent short-term contract till the end of the 2019/2020 season.Balogun, 31, joined Wigan on loan from Premier League side Brighton, where he struggled for game time following his free transfer from Germany.A long-term injury also did not help his cause at Brighton. Leon Balogunlast_img

Kayla Treanor tallies 7 points in Syracuse’s 14-12 win over Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Kayla Treanor won the draw control, corralled the ball and sprinted past Duke defenders into the offensive zone. With Syracuse trailing the Blue Devils 3-2 early, it looked like the senior captain and two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist was going to take matters into her own hands.As the last line of the Duke defense converged on Treanor, she pulled up and passed the ball back out to the perimeter before moving just to the right of the crease. Taylor Gait, Kelly Cross and Halle Majorana all quickly cut looking to exploit gaps in the defense, but they couldn’t find any.The ball worked back around to Treanor who faked a shot high over her right shoulder. Duke goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea, deceived by the shot, moved her head and stick up and Treanor swung her stick back around to her left before smoothly bouncing the ball past her to even the score.“Kayla is just an awesome player… She scores, she creates, she sets everybody up,” Duke head coach Kerstin Kimel said. “She draws a lot of attention and I think our kids kind of froze at times and didn’t react well.”Treanor took advantage of the opportunities No. 14 Duke (8-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) presented her, scoring seven points to lead No. 4 Syracuse (10-3, 3-1 ACC) to a 14-12 win Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. Treanor notched a hat trick and tallied four assists by foiling the game plan the Blue Devils put in place in an attempt to hold the active Division I leader in points in check.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRather than face guard Treanor and leave other gaps and defenders exposed to Syracuse’s other top scorers, Duke’s Isabelle Montagne was tasked with defending Treanor, just as she had last year. In a 10-9 regular season loss to the Blue Devils in 2015, Treanor scored three goals. In a 14-10 Syracuse win in last season’s ACC tournament, she managed only three assists against Montagne.Treanor caught Montagne on two of her three goals by gaining a quick step as the defender struggled to react and rotate back. Treanor took advantage with her speed and was able to fire off a couple of quick shots.“I think Izzie Montagne is a really good match for her,” Kimel said. “… (She) just didn’t have a great day today and she didn’t have a lot of support either.”Even when Montagne’s constant pressure prevented Treanor from creating for herself, she managed to pass and create for her teammates. Assists aside, Treanor found herself forced out to the 30-yard line by Montagne with 2:38 remaining in the first half.Even with Treanor so far removed, the Duke defense shifted to help Montagne and Erica Bodt saw an opening and charged unchecked up the middle to score an unassisted goal.“We didn’t limit any of their top guns,” Kimel said. “We obviously know their personnel really well, we know what they’re looking to create and we just didn’t do a great job.” Comments Published on April 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edulast_img read more

Women’s hoops still adjusting to new-look offense

first_imgNobody said it would ever be easy.A period of transition between two coaches and two different styles of the game is difficult. Seasoned upperclassmen are reduced to freshman, as the learning curve is sometimes higher for the members of the team who are more used to the old way than the new faces. For the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, this early part of the season has been one of growing pains under the new approach taken by head coach Bobbie Kelsey.No longer do the Badgers run the motion offense – a staple under former coach Lisa Stone – but play a more up-tempo brand of offense brought by Kelsey from her time at Stanford. One of the largest problems thus far for the Badgers’ offense has been limiting their turnovers. Averaging 18.1 turnovers a game, the Badgers’ offense has struggled to find its groove.However, the Badgers have shown improvement as the season has progressed, as the team committed a season-low 12 turnovers against Saint Louis Monday.“We’re starting to feel a lot more comfortable in the offense,” sophomore guard Morgan Paige said. “At the beginning you could tell people really didn’t fully understand where they were supposed to be going or where the ball was supposed to be at, at a particular moment. “In the beginning the turnovers were happening because we were new to the sets we were running. Now I’d say it’s getting to the time where we can’t make that excuse anymore, we’re starting to learn the offense and get it down. Now the turnovers are more because of pressure than not knowing the sets.”Kelsey, like Paige, believes that the offense will be a work in progress as the players continue to adapt to the new style and discover specific strengths and options each individual brings to the team’s new approach.“We’ve cut down on a lot of unnecessary dribbling,” Kelsey said. “The more the ball moves out of your hand, the greater the possibility of it getting stolen. The more they run things and play together, the more they figure out who can do what and give them the ball where they can get the open shot.“That’s the key to any offense, getting open looks and knocking down the open looks. They just need to keep getting into the offense faster, move the ball and cut down on the dribbling. It helps your offense to flow better.”With the large turnover statistic, most of the opponents the Badgers have faced have brought the pressure. Until the Badgers bring down the turnover numbers or have a game where they effectively dominate defensive pressure, the offense will not only struggle, but also entice opposing teams to bring pressure throughout the game.“We’ve seen pressure from pretty much every team we’ve played because we had so many turnovers in the first games of the year,” junior guard Taylor Wurtz said. “People think Wisconsin can’t handle it but we’re getting better as the season goes on. We value the ball and every possession in practice and eventually that will transfer over into the games consistently.”Another thorn in the Badgers’ side has been their defense. Wisconsin is currently allowing their opponents to shoot 41.8 percent from the field, one of the highest percentages in the country.However, there is reason to believe the Badgers will continually improve in this area. The Badgers held Saint Louis to 28 percent from the field earlier this week in one of the Wisconsin defense’s best performances of the year. Most of the looks the team has given up to opponents are very close to the basket, resulting from offensive rebounds and fast break points off of steals and turnovers.The correlation between high turnovers and the high opponent shooting percentages is evident. The two games where the Badgers have committed their highest turnover mark of the season have also been two of the games where the Badgers have given up the highest shooting percentage to their opponent.“A lot of the easy points our opponents have scored comes from second chance points and points off turnovers,” Paige said. “In our losses the percentages are high because the other team is getting a lot of short shots and layups. I feel like that percentage will go down when our mistakes will go down.”“It’s a matter of putting it all together,” Kelsey said. “We haven’t played our best game yet. We’ve seen flashes of it, but it hasn’t happened yet.”last_img read more

Discipline vital if Munster are to win in Glasgow

first_imgThe Reds lost to Ospreys in Cork last week and need a victory tonight as they’re currently 7 points off the top 4 in 6th.Scannell says they can’t give away silly penalties again this week.last_img

Hurdle the main feature at Galway today

first_imgThe first race on the card goes to post at 1.50pm.The main feature is the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap.The race, which is run over two miles, carries a prize fund of €300,000, making it the richest National Hunt event in Ireland.last_img

Flames secure goaltending tandem, re-sign David Rittich to two-year deal

first_imgNHL FREE AGENCY 2019: Complete list of all 31 teams’ RFAs, UFAsThe 26-year-old had a breakout year with Calgary, stealing the starting spot from Mike Smith during the regular season. Rittich went 27-9-5 in 42 starts, posting a 2.61 GAA and .911 save percentage, heping the Flames finish the year atop the Western Conference. Despite struggling later on in the season and seeing Smith take over the duties heading into the playoffs, Rittich ultimately proved to be a reliable option and starter material for the Flames moving forward. DAVID RITTICH MAKES AN INCREDIBLE STOP TO ROB SAAD!#Flames— Hockey Daily #StickTogether (@HockeyDaily365) January 8, 2019While he still has to build on his game and continue to adjust to the NHL level, Rittich has been able to move up the ranks, from overseas to the minors and now, the big club. He’s confident and reliable in net, able to boast great positioning, puck control and lateral movement.The Czech goaltender is expected to continue proving his worth as Calgary’s No. 1 goaltender, but will have to compete with Cam Talbot for that starting spot. The Flames signed Talbot, who split last season between the Oilers and Flyers, to a one-year deal on the opening day of free agency.In locking up two strong up-and-coming netminders, Calgary will look to defend its Pacific Division title and finish first in the West again this coming season. The Flames have taken care of business and finished building their tandem between the pipes, re-signing RFA netminder David Rittich to a two-year deal on Saturday.Rittich’s new deal carries a $2.75 million cap hit.last_img read more