Europa League: Wolves, Sevilla, Basel, Leverkusen reach quarter-finals

first_img Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up TodayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Premier League side Wolves reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Thursday night alongside Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen and Basel enjoyed far more comfortable victories in the games that brought the round of 16 to a belated close. Raul Jimenez netted the only goal from the penalty spot in the ninth minute and Wolves survived a series of scares to edge Olympiakos 1-0 at Molineux for a 2-1 aggregate win in a tie that began in Athens on March 13. Leverkusen defeated visiting Rangers 1-0 to win 4-1 on aggregate while Basel beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 for a 4-0 aggregate victory. Sevilla cruised past Roma 2-0 in a one-off Europa League game played at neutral Duisburg, which will one of the host grounds when the Rhineland region of Germany hosts the last three rounds of the competition from August 10-21. At Molineux, Bobby Allain, the visitors’ Franco-Scottish goalkeeper, failed to control a back pass in the seventh minute. Daniel Podence, who scored for Olympiakos at Tottenham in September but moved to Wolves in January, darted in and stole the ball.Advertisement Reguilon surged past two defenders and into the box before sliding a low shot past Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez’s foot.Sevilla added a second on the counter-attack in the 43rd minute.Lucas Ocampos burst down the right and after Lopez failed to cut out the low cross, Youssef En Neysri finished into an empty net from close range.Sevilla, coached by former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, dominated as they stretched their unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions and kept on course to add to their record five Europa League titles.“We are a team in every sense of the word. We want to win this tournament, we want to win everything we can,” said Reguilon. Sevilla’s Sergio Reguilon celebrates his goal against Roma It was a tame end to a dramatic day for Roma.The club announced earlier Thursday that it had been bought by US billionaire Dan Friedkin for 591 million euros ($700 million).“We’ve got to accept that Sevilla were superior,” said Roma coach Paulo Fonseca.In Basel, defender Fabien Frei scored the only goal in the 88th minute as the home team won 1-0 to complete an aggregate 4-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.In Leverkusen, Moussa Diaby scored the only goal after 51 minutes to complete a comfortable victory for Bayer, who won 3-1 in Glasgow in March.“We had the chances to score one or two more times tonight and in the rounds to come we have to make sure that we’re more clinical,” said Leverkusen captain Lars Bender.center_img Read Also: Chelsea may incur £84m deficit after off-loading ten-name stars“But the most important thing about tonight was getting the ball rolling, avoiding injuries and re-establishing rhythm.”In the quarter-finals, Bayer will make the short trip to Dusseldorf to face Inter Milan on August 10, Basel will play Shakhtar Donetsk in Gelsenkirchen the next night.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Allain clumsily bundled his former clubmate over and Jimenez converted the penalty. The Greek champions, who had drawn at Tottenham in the Champions League and won at Arsenal in the Europa League this season, responded by dominating possession. They created a string of chances but were thwarted by good saves by Rui Patricio, a tight offside decision and their own inaccurate finishing. Wolves, who began their Europa League campaign on July 25 last year against Crusaders in the second qualifying round, will next face Sevilla at Duisburg on August 11. “A long, long season,” Jimenez said. “Now we are in the quarter-finals and we want to keep going.” Sevilla were also in Duisburg on Thursday where they took the lead against Roma after 22 minutes. Captain and right back Jesus Navas switched play with a cross-field pass to left back Sergio Reguilon that caught Roma flat-footed.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua spotted hanging out with Mahrez’s ex-wife

first_imgAnthony Joshua has been spotted hanging out with the estranged wife of Man City’s Alegerian star Riyad Mahrez, The UK Sun revealed today. Heavyweight champion Joshua, 30, and 26-year-old Rita have been seen together twice in the past few weeks at a shisha bar and also at a party at a mutual pal’s pad. The pair first met last December when Joshua invited Rita to join him and pals at their table in a VIP section of the Tape nightclub in London’s Mayfair. Joshua is said to have “backed away” when he realised she was footballer Riyad’s missus. Recently, Joshua and Rita have been seen with friends at The Hart Lounge shisha bar in Southgate, North London. And on Friday night a source said: “Rita’s mad keen on AJ. She thinks they can be a couple. “She’s in touch with him via his circle of friends and loves going out with them, although she really only has eyes for AJ. Loading… Read Also: Lionel Messi reveals date for Barcelona training return He told The Sun in May that finding love now would be tricky as it would mean having to change his ways. He said: “I don’t know how easy that would be.” A spokesman for Joshua said: “Anthony doesn’t personally know Mrs Mahrez and has no wish to, now or in future. He’s disappointed that she or people around her have tried to use his name to generate publicity.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “She’s been telling people about him, although he has held her at arm’s length.”center_img Another source said: “AJ has been on nights out where Rita is there. He’s ultra-cautious about her. He fears she’s targeted him for publicity as she’s trying to launch a music career.” Rita, living in a £2million mansion in Buckinghamshire, separated from Algerian star Riyad, 29, with whom she has two children, last year. Watford-born Joshua is single. He split from dancer Nicole Osbourne in 2016 and they have a son, JJ, four. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

NHL free agency 2019: Maple Leafs sign trade acquisitions Kerfoot and Ceci

first_imgThe Maple Leafs have nearly finished filling up their roster.Toronto signed newly acquired center Alexander Kerfoot and defenseman Cody Ceci to new contracts on Thursday. Kerfoot joins the team on a four-year deal with an AAV of $3.5 million. Ceci agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.5 million. Ceci, 25, headlined the Senators’ package in the trade for Nikita Zaitsev and Connor Brown. The sixth-year veteran tied his career-high with 26 points (7-19–26) last season in 74 games.Maple Leafs, Senators six-player swap is a win-win as Zaitsev, Ceci start anewAccording to CapFriendly, Toronto now has an estimated $3,765,301 in cap space. However, The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta reports that the team is a few roster moves away from having over $11 million, keeping them in play to re-sign Mitch Marner.Looking at the Leafs cap situation: Add Kerfoot’s $3.5M AAV & Ceci’s $4.5M AAV. Factor in Horton’s $5.3M going on LTIR and 4 players on the current roster making avg $700K each being moved to the AHL to start the year, the Leafs have $11.165M in cap flexibility to play with.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 4, 2019 The Leafs traded for Kerfoot, 24, along with Tyson Barrie and a sixth-round draft pick from the Avalanche in exchange for Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosen. He posted 42 points (15-27-42) with a minus-nine rating in 78 games last season. Kerfoot failed to find the back of the net in his 12 playoff games, but notched three assists.MORE: Maple Leafs acquire Tyson Barrie, gain key right-handed defensemanlast_img read more