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!pic.twitter.com/tpbOMRYp0w— Bayern & Die Mannschaft (@eMiaSanMia) March 24, 2019last_img read more

Stafon Johnson announces lawsuit against university

first_imgFormer USC tailback Stafon Johnson filed a lawsuit against USC in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday.Johnson claimed negligence on behalf of former assistant strength coach Jamie Yanchar and the school related to a severe throat injury he sustained during a weightlifting accident in September 2009.The other story · Johnson’s lawsuit alleges that a former USC assistant strength and conditiong coach is responsible for the severe throat injury he sustained during a mandatory team workout in September 2009. – Daily Trojan file photo Along with his mother, Kim Mallory, and attorney Carl Douglas, Johnson held a news conference Monday afternoon in Beverly Hills announcing the filing of a personal injury lawsuit against Yanchar and the university. During the gathering, he read from a prepared statement, while Douglas and Mallory answered questions from the media.Seeking unspecified damages for medical-related expenses, pain and suffering and loss of potential earnings in excess of $25,000, the lawsuit alleges that Yanchar was not paying attention to Johnson at the time of the accident.“Defendant Yanchar’s negligent, careless and reckless act and omission, in striking the bar with his body, was something that Mr. Johnson was not expecting to occur and he was therefore unprepared for the bar to be knocked off balance,” read the lawsuit.In the aftermath, Johnson was forced to undergo several surgeries and therapy for injuries stemming from the incident.On Sept. 28, 2009, Johnson dropped a barrel carrying 275 pounds of weight on himself while bench pressing in USC’s weight room during a mandatory team weight lifting session, causing serious injuries to his throat, and causing him to be hospitalized for approximately three weeks. He missed the remainder of the season.The lawsuit, however, insists that Johnson did not drop the bar on his throat, as reports initially indicated.“What we say occurred is that the bar was basically knocked out of his hand, causing it to fall on Stafon’s neck, almost causing him to die,” Douglas told reporters during Monday’s news conference. “We think for that, those that are responsible should be held responsible for their actions.”Yanchar spent the last season with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, working for former USC coach Pete Carroll in a similar capacity. Two weeks after Carroll departed for the Seahawks, Yanchar was hired, leaving his position as interim strength coach.“USC firmly believes it was not at fault in Stafon Johnson’s unfortunate weightlifting accident,” USC said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “We are sorry that Stafon was injured. USC and the entire Trojan Family have been exceptionally supportive of Stafon from the minute the accident occurred. We are disappointed to learn that Stafon has decided to file a lawsuit against USC.”To read more about the lawsuit, click here.last_img read more