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  • Aubameyang  double fires Arsenal  past Man City into FA Cup final

    first_imgARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta outmanoeuvred his mentor Pep Guardiola as the Gunners reached the FA Cup final with victory at Wembley.Arteta, who left his job as Manchester City assistant manager to succeed Unai Emery at Arsenal in December, now has a chance to mark his first season in charge with major silverware when they face Chelsea or Manchester United in the final on 1 August.The match-winner was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the world-class striker Arsenal are desperate to secure on a new long-term contract, as he ruthlessly exposed City’s defensive deficiencies.Aubameyang had already shot straight at Ederson with one clear chance but there was no escape for City after 19 minutes when he showed great technique to steer home Nicolas Pepe’s cross with the outside of his foot at the far post.City dominated possession after the break but squandered their opportunities and Aubameyang made them pay once more in the 71st minute when he raced away on the angle to slide a composed finish under the keeper.This was a personal triumph for Arteta and completes a superb week after the victory over Premier League champions Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.And there was so much to admire about Arsenal’s willingness to adopt a courageous gameplan, happy to patiently keep possession – often in their own area – with one such passage of play leading to Aubameyang’s opener.As against Liverpool, Arsenal were well-organised and resilient at the back, willing to throw bodies on the line to repel the wave of City attacks in the second half as the holders tried to hold on to the FA Cup.David Luiz had the sort of nightmare many believed would end his Arsenal career when they played City in their first post-lockdown game at Etihad Stadium, making a mistake leading to a goal then being sent off after conceding a penalty.This was the other side of the maverick Brazilian defender, a rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defence and a central figure in this victory.The spearhead, however, was the 31-year-old Gabon striker Aubameyang, who was a huge threat throughout and illustrated exactly why he is among the game’s elite group of strikers.An ever-present menace, his two finishes were of the highest quality and demonstrated his big-match temperament.This is why Arsenal are so keen to get his signature on a lucrative new deal – and why they will have a chance of winning the FA Cup no matter who they face in the final.Man City’s flaws exposedManchester City rightly receive plaudits for their classic purist style – but there is a faultline running through this team that manager Guardiola simply must address.This is a side that can defeat anyone but also has a soft centre that makes them eminently beatable – there is a reason why they have lost nine times in the Premier League this season.Guardiola’s side can be cut and carved open, as they were twice by Aubameyang here, and this must surely be central to their summer transfer activity.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

  • Tamale City FC support 18 team Division One League

    first_imgExecutive Director of Tamale City FC Jones Alhassan Abu has backed calls to drastically reduce the number of teams that currently participate in the Division One League.A Committee has been set up to oversee the conversion of the league from 48 teams to 18.According to the veteran administrator the format will make the Division One League more commercially viable.“I think that ideally an eventual transition from a 48 club to an 18 club Division One will serve Ghana Football.“I say this because football was not invented in Ghana,we imported it from somewhere else.“If you look at the major epicenters of the game both in Europe and in Africa there are very few countries that run a second tier league with that number.“This is because it makes it unwieldy“Also the administration of football is largely dependent on broadcast rights and also sponsorship while match day revenue account for a small fraction.“Because we have a 48 team league it makes it very difficult to attract the right type of sponsorship,” the veteran administrator stated. Meanwhile the GFA has set up a 5-member committee to oversee the smooth transition of the 48-club Division One League to an 18-club competition.last_img read more

  • Brussels metro blares French World Cup anthem after defeat

    first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Croatia reaches World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ GALLERY: Creamline celebrates PVL crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names French football supporters shout slogans as they gather in a ‘fan zone’ in Paris. Image: Eric Feferberg/AFPSleep-deprived Belgians were not having a bad dream Wednesday morning: Brussels metros resounded with a French football anthem after Les Bleus qualified for the final of the World Cup.The STIB transport network in Brussels had lost a bet against its Paris counterpart, the RATP, agreeing to play a 2002 song by French rock hero Johnny Hallyday called “Tous Ensemble”, if Belgium lost to France in Tuesday’s semi-final.ADVERTISEMENT With its chorus “We are champions, we are all together, go the Blues”, and the recognizable voice of Hallyday, the anthem was played twice across the metro system during rush hour, said Francoise Ledune, spokeswoman for STIB.Belgium’s road to humiliation began Monday on Twitter when the RATP account doctored a photo of the Brussels metro station Herrmann-Debroux and renamed it “Griez-Herr-Mann-debroux” in honour of the French player Antoine Griezmann.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’A STIB riposte proposed to rename the Parisian metro station Saint-Lazare “Saint-Hazard”, named after the captain of the Red Devils, Eden Hazard.Paris then made a bet with Brussels. If Les Diables Rouges won, Saint-Lazare station would be renamed for a day, but if not, Hallyday’s song would have to be broadcast at Brussels metro stations. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Well done. Respect! We were also ready. We’ll send you the plaque,” the RATP twitter feed said, with a photo of staff-members holding up the metro sign.The Hallyday song, written in 2002, was the official anthem of the French team during the World Cup of the same year in South Korea. France failed to reach the knock out stage that year and the song is widely mocked by the French. ABRELATED STORIES:France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0England’s Kane misses out on golden shot at World Cup titleADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

  • Teen organizes golf tourney

    first_imgPALMDALE – Following in the footsteps of a former teammate, Quartz Hill High golf standout Ayla Friga is organizing a golf tournament to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Friga is organizing the tournament for her senior project. Ali Erdman, a former Quartz Hill standout who now plays at the University of California, Riverside, organized a similar event last season benefiting breast-cancer research. Friga said Caine told her how his band became involved in Make-A-Wish, writing and performing a song for a boy who was near death. “The money goes to Make-A-Wish for a child who’s dying so they can still have some happiness,” Friga said. “It helps the families too because they get to remember the good times they had.” Items of note that will be available for auction include an autographed Epiphone electric guitar autographed by Journey and a Samick acoustic guitar autographed by REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick band members, among other classic rock musicians. “There’s a lot of wonderful charities out there, but when a child is dying and you can help them with their last wish, I can’t think of anything more important,” Tom Friga said. The $100 tournament entry cost includes greens fees, a cart, breakfast, range balls, a raffle ticket and an awards banquet. The Ayla Friga Classic will be held March 11 at Rancho Vista Golf Course. The tournament will start at 8 a.m., and will be followed by a raffle and auction featuring rock and sports memorabilia. The San Jose State-bound Friga felt compelled to raise money for Make-A-Wish after speaking with her uncle Jonathan Caine, a keyboardist for the 1970s and ’80s classic rock band Journey. center_img For information or to sign up for the tournament, call (661) 272-9903, Ext. 112, or (661) 942-9199, or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] [email protected] (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more