Sevilla have been crowned as Kings of Europa League for the third time in a row upon defeating Liverpool in the final.As the latest sports scores news report, the Liverpool v Sevilla Europa League final has been played on Wednesday, 18 May, with the success of the Spanish side. However, before the game started, online sportsbooks all around the world believed that Jürgen Klopp’s men were favourites despite the terrific experience of Sevilla in Europa League tournaments.
It is worth mentioning that Sevilla have won the tournament twice in a row. Their battle against Liverpool was going to secure them their third consecutive Europa League title, something incredibly admirable. In fact, this was Sevilla’s 5th Europa League final in the club’s history. This was Sevilla’s 5th Europa League / UEFA Cup trophy.
The game didn’t start all too well for the Andalusians. Live sports results after the first few minutes were about to predict an easy win for Liverpool as the English side gave everything in its power to control the game. And they managed: Liverpool created lots of chances and were in total control of the game.
In fact, Liverpool took the lead early in the game thanks to a terrific shot from the penalty area, executed by Daniel Sturridge. This could have given much confidence for Liverpool players as in the past 10 years, it happened only once that the team who scored the first oal of the Europa League final, failed to win the trophy: that was last year, when Dnipro scored against Sevilla, but the Spaniards came back and won.
The same thing was about to happen but we didn’t even know about it yet. On the one hand, Sevilla were performing a horrible game in the first half. On the other hand, so was the referee. When the result was 1-0, Liverpool should have been given a penalty for Sevilla defender’s handball in the penalty area, with which he stopped a serious chance. The referee blew nothing and Liverpool’s other chances were all missed so the half time result was 1-0.
Whenever you play online sports betting, you know that the second half can easily overturn what a game look like. Liverpool were far better in the first half, but we couldn’t predict if Sevilla were going to change that or not. Whatever happens in the dressing rooms during the 15-minute break, it’s unknown to the public. However, it’s one of the most common gambling facts that you should definitely not bet on Europa League final and on any other football game during the break!
So the second half started. And it started pretty quickly and intensively: Sevilla needed only 17 seconds to equalize, Gameiro was the scorer, Mariano, the architect. The quick goal completely destroyed Klopp’s expectations of how the second half should go and Sevilla were in total control of the game from now on. Liverpool hardly even managed to have a chance to score.
The 64th minute was the time when Sevilla finally managed to score their second goal. Coke scored from Vitolo’s assist. Moreover, the Spanish side needed just 6 more minutes to decide the game as Coke scored again following an unforgivable mistake by Liverpool defense. 1-3, and only 20 minutes to go…
Sevilla were clear favourites to win Europa League at this point thanks to their terrific comeback. And so they did: they didn’t let Liverpool try to make a comeback. Sevilla controlled the game much more safely and more importantly, much more effectively than Liverpool did in the first half. But Europa League is finished, Sevilla won the trophy once again, for the third time in a row and for the fifth time in the club’s history, thanks to their terrific performance against Klopp’s men.
Thanks to this achievement, Sevilla are going to participate in the Champions League’s group stages. They will not be favourites to win that title. However, they can always go for reaching the third place in the group. That means qualification to Europa League’s first knock out round. Should they be third in their groups once again, and they will have another great opportunity to win the title for the fourth time in a row.
To see what a major success it is to defend the Europa League / UEFA Cup title, we must pay attention to the fact that only 2 teams managed to defend their titles: Real Madrid won it two consecutive years in 1985 and 1985, while Sevilla did it twice: They won in 2006 and 2007, and now it’s their on-going row as they won in 2014, 2015 and 2016. No other team managed to defeat their Europa League / UEFA Cup titles apart from the two Spanish sides.
Said Silver on FiveThirtyEight’s Hot Takedown podcast: “My view is that daily fantasy should be a regulated industry in New York and elsewhere, and I think ultimately that should be a decision for the voters.”
Silver is the first head of a major sports league to comment on the ongoing DFS controversy, and the most outspoken advocate of legal sports gambling. He made his opinion first known in October, when he told ESPN that the NBA is not considering “withdrawing or backing off our relationship with the [DFS] industry”, and that “it’s something that we’re deeply engaged in on the broader subject of daily fantasy-slash-sports betting.” He also had written a New York Times piece about why sports betting should be legalized shortly after entering into an equity deal with FanDuel.
The most pressing question in American gambling laws right now is whether DFS is a game of skill, or of chance. Silver declined to discuss whether he believes that DFS constitutes as gambling or not, but did say that the legalization and regulation of both DFS and sports gambling would be in the best interest of major sports leagues.
Said the NBA commissioner: “One of the reasons I’ve been pushing to legalize sports betting is not because that I’m necessarily an advocate of sports betting, it’s because all the research shows that it’s a multi-hundred-billion dollar business just in the United States right now.”
“In terms of the integrity of the sports league, it’s only bad news for us when it continues to remain underground… [to] the extent there are fantasy sites or flat-out betting sites, where consumers identify themselves by putting credit cards in and then can be tracked the same way the stock market can track buying and selling, then that’s much healthier for the leagues.”
According to a new study at Unibet Poker that analyzed the performance of poker players, the British are the worst poker players in Europe.
An interesting study appeared at the Unibet Poker site that investigates the performance of customers who play poker online in the EU. It obviously says that experience help players to win more at this is not a surprise among those who are aware of the gambling facts proving poker is a game of skill rather than only a game of chance.
Poker winnings earned by the studied group of players grew steadily with experience. This is more obvious with male players, who perform better than women. Interestingly, the difference between male and female poker players’ earnings also increases with experience.
The reason behind this is that men have a tendency to turn into hardcore poker players, who learn how to play the game properly, while women usually stay in the game for the sake of having fun.
According to poker in live sports results, traditionally the Scandinavian players have the best numbers in poker winnings. Just think of Gus Hansen! Their cool approach towards the game (or towards everything) pays some serious cash winnings in online poker rooms in the EU.
The worst poker players however come from the United Kingdom. Belgians also seem to struggle to reach the amounts the Scandinavian players cash out. The pool of British poker players also consist a large group of inexperienced users. This not only suggests that online poker in the UK lives its renaissance with a lot of new players joining the action, but also underlines the connection between poker winnings and experience.
The presence of young, inexperienced players in large numbers is a global tendency. It not just goes for Britain, it is everywhere. Though players are globally much more skilled than ten years ago, newcomers should always study the game more, or they will be ripped off by their veteran counterparts.
Don’t hesitate to join Unibet Poker, a top online poker room in the UK, to refine your skills and pick up some experience. After checking out the latest tournaments and promotions you will know that that is a perfect place to learn how to play the game properly!
After such troubles, the eventful race, that is a must in Austin, compensated the fans of Formula 1 and live sports results however. After a lot of position changes, overtaking maneuvers, incidents and several safety car spells on the drying Circuit of the Americas, in the final laps, Nico Rosberg was on his way to achieve his 12th Grand Prix victory the fourth this year.
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However, the German driver made a mistake that costed him the leading position and eventually, the win. Thus his teammate, Lewis Hamilton was able to win the race and since his main rival, Sebastian Vettel finished third, Mercedes’ British driver clinched his third Formula One World Championship, matching the record of his idol, Ayrton Senna.
It is easy to understand how emotional was this win for Hamilton and the frustration of his teammate is also clear. After the race, in his joy, Hamilton threw the baseball cap for the second placed driver towards his teammate. That hurt the German’s feelings, and Rosberg threw the cap at Hamilton instantly.
After the event, Hamilton said that he understood the frustration of his teammate, while Rosberg defended himself emphasizing how big his frustration was after he thew away the victory in the end.
Though this will be the race that we will remember as the one when Rosberg threw the cap at Hamilton, this is also a historical one. By his 43rd GP victory, Hamilton joined three-time Formula One World Champions Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna. As experts of gambling facts know, after Stewart, he is the second British driver to collect three titles, and the first who was able to defend his championship.
The Euro 2016 qualifiers reached a crucial stage and UEFA President Michel Platini suspended – as FIFA vice president, online mobile news report. He is still active in his position at the governing body of European football, though he was handed a 90-day long suspension together with FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
This comes after the Blatter corruption charges emerged recently and it is speculated that Platini might have played a part in disloyal payments too. It is useful after all to hold several high positions, especially if you are a key member in an organization that is so
full of shit strongly associated with corruption and suspicious activities like FIFA.
When the FBI and the Swiss authorities launched an attack on FIFA leaders earlier this year, there was a feeling that Blatter’s reign could finally be over. This will come eventually, and though he insisted to hold his position until next year’s election, the suspension brought an early end to his time at the top of international football.
Platini had the shortest odds to become the next FIFA President, but this suspension virtually took him out of the race. (If the FIFA ethics committee extends his suspension with the available 45 days, he would have five days for his campaign…)
Though Platini criticized Blatter several times, many followers of live sports results speculated that he was so close to the Swiss sports leader that the Frenchman’s appointment would basically extend the current period full of wrongdoings. The process in which the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting was allocated to Russia and Qatar respectively is also investigated. Platini was involved in those decisions as well.
And it is also interesting that Platini’s homeland, France was granted the UEFA Euro 2016, virtually the only hosting that was determined during his reign as UEFA president (he was inducted into his office early 2007, a couple of months before the UEFA Euro 2012 was granted to Poland and Ukraine).
If he would face corruption charges as FIFA vice president, would he be still recognized as an immaculate and trustworthy sports leader at the helm of the UEFA? And what does his “ban from all football-related activities” mean as UEFA president? Who will run the organization as the Euro 2016 qualification is reaching its climax, with Platini suspended?
After they suffered a 3-0 defeat in Turkey, Netherlands Euro 2016 chances are under serious threat.
The Dutch national team can still reach the playoffs of the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but they have to come back from a two-point handicap in two games. Now they will have a month of preparation. It is not expected that national team coach Danny Blind would leave his post after he took over the side in the summer. There is a crisis at the Dutch national side, and another change in management is hard to see bringing an instant solution.
Especially as Netherlands Euro 2016 chances are so bad that they don’t even have control over their fate. Next time they will play against Kazakhstan on the 10th October, so players will have time to clear their heads. Gambling news report that they will be 1.22 (2/9) favourites according to Betway Sportsbook in their next qualifier. However, looking at the side now, a draw for 6.00 (5/1) is also very tempting.
Several national teams celebrated the qualification for next year’s UEFA European Championships during the weekend. Two sides have booked their places for the tournament in France from Group A. They are Iceland – 67.00 (66/1) outsiders to win the Euro ’16 at Betway Sportsbook – and the Czech Republic, who are 81.00 (80/1) outsiders. Meanwhile the Dutch football giants continue to struggle.
After a defeat in Turkey, Netherlands Euro 2016 chances suffered another blow under national team coach Danny Blind. The loss on Sunday came just three days after another defeat appeared in live sports results against Iceland. There are two rounds left from the qualifiers and the Dutch are trailing Turkey by two points. This means that they only have a chance to reach the playoffs, if the Turkish lose against the Czech Republic or Iceland.
So, Turkey have to play against two sides that already have qualified for the tournament. Moreover, they are boosted by the fact that they inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Dutch since Euro 1996, when England dispatched them 4-1 at Wembley. It is no wonder that Netherlands Euro 2016 chances were cut, but they still have an outside shot to win the Euros with betting odds of 34.00 (33/1) according to Betway Sportsbook.
It seems that the announcement of Danny Blind did not solve problems at the Dutch national team. The side struggled under Guus Hiddink, and they have been struggling under Blind too. Netherlands Euro 2016 chances are becoming weaker and weaker. They occupy fourth place in Group A. This means that they have considerable problems.
Their qualification is out of their hands. Don’t forget, this is the same side that went all the way to the World Cup semifinals last summer in Brazil. They were eliminated by Lionel Messi’s Argentina on penalties, but after that they swept aside the hosts to claim the bronze medal. Though it is clear that the pragmatic approach left the team together with Louis van Gaal, they are still a puzzle, even for many experts of gambling facts.
Dutch football is all about ball control, skills and attacking approach. These are more important values for them than points and results. Still, the Dutch were able to reach second and third places in the last two World Cups by pragmatic football only. They returned to their traditional way of football since, but after Netherlands Euro 2016 chances will be completely gone, they might try something less pretty again.
It seems that those times, when the Dutch were successful by totally controlling their games are gone. Whether it is temporary or permanent, we will see. But it seems, that they have to embrace a new identity to return to world’s elite on a permanent basis.
The Washington Redskins are reportedly plan to make an RG3 trade, as the franchise quarterback seems to be surplus to the team.
However, the owners are allegedly against the RG3 trade. Robert Griffin III was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Followers of live sports results might remember that he had an amazing rookie campaign, however, injuries struck and sophomore slump hit him too. He failed to retain his rookie form since, and it seems that head coach Jay Gruden doesn’t rate him as an outstanding QB.
Gruden took over the team before the previous season, however he wasn’t able to improve the team much. Scot McCloughan was named as new general manager this year to help to rebuild the team. The first big issue – among many – he will have to sort out is the quarterback issue and the possible RG3 trade.
It seems that virtually everyone at the Washington Redskins want an RG3 trade, online gambling news report. Except the owners, who still hang on their former 1/2 pick. According to team and league sources, the Redskins offered an RG3 trade for a few NFL franchises. There were no interest for Robert Griffin III, however.
It seems that Griffin ceased to be the starting quarterback in Washington, D.C. Maybe he will be removed even from the roster in the coming days. An influential part of the Redskins coaching staff is ready to forget RG3 for good. Since it doesn’t make sense to keep a former franchise QB on the books in surplus, they are willing to make an RG3 trade. However, they might not have the power to get rid of Griffin.
Teams will name their 53-man roster for the start of the season in the coming days. Scot McCloughan took over the team as general manager this year to rebuild the team, as sports scores followers might remember. He is expected to play a key role in making the decision whether to ditch Griffin or not.
It won’t be easy to arrange an RG3 trade. Griffin has a guaranteed USD 16.1 million on his contract for 2016. The Redskins decided to keep Griffin on the books using the fifth-year option of his deal. When the decision was made in April, it seemed that the Redskins will need him for 2016. Now it seems that that move was unthinkingly made or forced on the front office by the ownership.
Jay Gruden is 2.20 (6/5) favourite to be fired first in 2015 among NFL head coaches at GTbets. According to that, it seemed that he might loose out on the RG3 issue eventually. It turns out that he just might outlast the quarterback at the FedExField. But maybe only just, if his team fails to improve this season.
The injured Robert Griffin III didn’t participate in the third preseason game of the Washington Redskins. It seems that he still might have been hurt though. Kirk Cousins stood in for him when the starters took the field. The former Michigan State QB was praised by head coach Jay Gruden for his performance after the 31-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin was cleared to play on Thursday after suffering a concussion, online mobile news reported. However, on the next day it was announced that he was unfit to take the field. And maybe he won’t take a snap in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins either. Especially as an RG3 trade can possibly happen before the start of the regular season. Washington are 2.55 (31/20) underdogs to win that match according to GTbets.
Jay Gruden tried to explain the situation about Griffin’s health reports. He revealed to the reporters after the game on Sunday, “We’re all as confused as you are. People have to understand that this has nothing to do with the Washington Redskins. I know people want to make it out that we’re incompetent, but this has nothing to do with us.”
Gruden was asked which quarterback will start against the Dolphins in the first 2015 regular season game of the Redskins. Gruden however refused to answer. He said, “First of all, I need to read these reports. These reports are confusing.” It seems that Griffin was announced to be cleared to play without reading the medical reports thoroughly, and after that came the new announcement about the player being unfit to play. It suggests a certain level of incompetence indeed.
And reports suggest that Cousins will start against the Dolphins. Moreover, a possible RG3 trade is circulating in the news in these days. Gruden dared to say that he doesn’t have a quarterback issue at all. However, he did not name franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III as his starting QB when the player was healthy. He said instead, “I believe we have three NFL-caliber quarterbacks on our team”. Which means that he is undecided. And now with a rumored RG3 trade… It seems pretty much like a quarterback issue.
Gambling Result’s Serie A preview expects Juventus retaining the title again.
There were some big changes in Italian football this summer. Many players left the peninsula, and many fresh faces have arrived. The top clubs were able to spend some serious amounts of cash on new acquisitions. Reigning champions and Champions League runners-up Juventus were seriously hurt by the changes. They have lost three key players. However, there is no Serie A preview around the web that would forecast they losing out on this year’s championship. They might have a more difficult task to solve this time, but they are expected to succeed once again.
After years of decline, Italian clubs were able to spend some considerable cash this summer. Juventus, AC Milan, Inter and AS Roma together spent EUR 392 million on new players. This is almost three times the figure they invested last summer. The new arrivals should bring more excitement to the league. Any Serie A preview expects the competition to be fiercer this year.
The most expensive footballers in calcio were Paulo Dybala, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Carlos Bacca this transfer window. All of them costed more than EUR 30 million and the spending is far from over actually. Julian Draxler of Schalke 04 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain might also sign for an Italian team this summer, gambling news report.
However, three star players left Serie A. Andrea Pirlo went to New York, Carlos Tevez returned to Boca and Arturo Vidal signed for Bayern. The exodus of the trio weakened Juventus. Therefore it is no surprise that experts of gambling facts think that the Old Lady won’t have another smooth campaign this time.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Mateo Kovacic both left Italy recently, and another asset departed earlier when Manchester United acquired Matteo Darmian. The Italian teams brought in some considerable talent though. Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah have signed for Roma, and Stevan Jovetic went to Inter. However, retaining Paul Pogba by Juventus or Gonzalo Higuain by Napoli seems to be equally important.
With this newly set power relations, emphasized by almost every Serie A preview, the Italian championship could be much more competitive and thrilling than it was in recent years. Juventus might still be 1.44 (4/9) favourites to win the Scudetto according to BetVictor, but the rivals will be much closer this time.
Football Italia’s Serie A preview also expects Juventus to retain the title. The Zebras will be significantly weaker than they were last year. However, they might still dominate Italian football. Roma are expected to be their number one challengers according to many of those, who follow live sports results. BetVictor priced their title at 7.00 (6/1), and looking at their new acquisitions, placing a wager on them is tempting.
The Serie A preview considers Napoli to be another challenger. Their possible victory worth 10.00 (9/1), which is reasonable for a top team coming off from a troublesome season. Internazionale could have a shot at Champions League football as well. Their top 3 finish is available for 2.63 (13/8) at BetVictor. They expected to be in a desperate fight with Napoli. After the major changes this summer, this duel could go either way for the Nerazzurri.
Some pundits and fans expect that AC Milan will be in title contention in the spring. However BetVictor handed them the exact same odds for European football as well as for the Scudetto (13.00; 12/1), as they gave to Inter. Former Inter player and current AC Milan manager Sinisa Mihajlovic can cause some surprises however. AC Milan are also toying with the idea of bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the Serie A. Looking at Ibra’s resume, his arrival would almost guarantee the championship title. Ibrahimovic returning to AC Milan is available for wagering with odds of 2.50 (6/4) at BetVictor.
Lazio is expected to fight for European football, according to Football Italia’s Serie A preview. They could top the middle of the field hands-in-hands with Fiorentina. The Roma-based outfit had a heroic season that saw them returning to Champions League. However, the pressure of the strongest European club competition might have a negative effect on their league campaign. Fiorentina have replaced Vincenzo Montella with former Juventus midfielder Paulo Sousa. This could equally mean that there are some surprise sports scores in the making, or nothing else just mediocrity.
Rafael Benitez added another Croatian central midfielder to his squad, as it was announced that Real Madrid signed Kovacic. Mateo Kovacic will have the opportunity to play alongside his compatriot Luka Modric in Madrid. Since Modric is a key player for Real, he might help Kovacic to settle in at the Bernabeu quickly. Since the new acquisition is eight years younger than him and plays in a position similar to Modric’s role, he might be considered as his successor. Real Madrid are top underdogs to win the Spanish La Liga with odds of 2.75 (7/4) at Bet365. They are third favourites to conquer the Champions League at 6.50 (11/2).
It was confirmed by the Spanish mega club on Tuesday that Real Madrid signed Mateo Kovacic. The Blancos pay GBP 22.5 million (EUR 32 million) for the highly rated Croatian midfielder for Italian giants Inter, according to gambling news. Kovacic was signed by Inter in 2013. They bought the player form Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.
Media reports expect the Milan-based outfit to acquire the services of Ivan Perisic after Real Madrid signed Kovacic. Though experts of gambling facts noted that Wolfsburg-man plays in a slightly different position, Inter might take advantage of the skills of Perisic, who plays with a more attacking mindset.
After Real Madrid signed Kovacic, the Spanish club is due to pay GBP 2.1 million more for Kovacic in add-ons. The Croatian midfielder was also wanted by Liverpool in the summer. However, it turned out that he will join arguably the biggest club in world football. At Real Madrid he will have the opportunity to play alongside his fellow Croatian midfield maestro, Luka Modric.
Internazionale manager Roberto Mancini confirmed that financial fair play forced them to sell Kovacic. He said,“We need to sell Mateo because of financial fair play. We are sorry because he is a good player but those are the rules. Now we can try to sign some other players.”
Kovacic had a tally of five goals in 80 league matches at Inter. He can cover the middle of the park, and is also available to play in front of the backline as a deep-lying playmaker. He is considered as a versatile midfielder, who can adapt to playing on the wings or as an attacking midfielder behind the striker as well. After Real Madrid signed Kovacic, many followers of sports scores expect Los Blancos manager Rafa Benitez to let Asier Illarramendi to join Liverpool.
After Real Madrid signed Kovacic from Inter, the midfielder will join his fellow Croat Luka Modric at the Spanish outfit. Los Blancos gave a six-year deal to the 21-year-old, who follows several other Croatian players at Real Madrid. He is the fifth player who made it to the Bernabeu coming from Croatia.
Robert Prosinecki was the first Croatian, who wore Real Madrid’s white jersey. He arrived at the Bernabeu in 1991, when he was 22. He made himself a name in the Crvena Zvezda side that won the Champions League, and in the Yugoslavian national team before the Yugoslav war broke out. He arrived as a star, but he failed to live up to the expectations as his three-year spell at the club was hurt by several injuries. He left for Oviedo in 1994, and spent a year in Barcelona as well later on.
Davor Suker arrived from Sevilla in 1996. He also played for Real Madrid for three years, but his spell was full of success. Suker was part of a thrilling attacking department also consisting Predrag Mijatovic and Raul Gonzalez. They won La Liga as well as the Champions League against Juventus in 1998, as many of those who follow live sports results might remember. He starred for Croatia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup as well, but left for Arsenal in the following year.
Another hit at the 1998 FIFA World Cup was Robert Jarni, who helped Croatia to the bronze medal as a left wing-back. He arrived at the Bernabeu after the tournament, however he moved on next year. He came to Madrid at the wrong time, as he had to compete for a spot in the starting line-up with a certain Mr. Roberto Carlos…
Before Real Madrid signed Kovacic, Luka Modric was the last Croatian player, who joined the Meringues. He is a very important player in the Madrid midfield alongside German international Toni Kroos. However, he needed time to settle in at his current club after his move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. In his first season he was considered to be a flop. However he established himself as a fan favourite in recent seasons, winning the Champions League in 2014. Now he is a key contributor to Real Madrid’s free-flowing football.
After Real Madrid signed Kovacic, he became the fifth Croatian international in the History of Los Blancos. The fact that his role model, Modric will be already in the squad might boost his integration to the team. Regarding that he is a very young player, only 21 years of age, maybe he won’t be considered as a flop even after a poor start in Madrid…
Barcelona and Sevilla played a UEFA Super Cup final in Georgia that will stuck in our memories forever.
Tbilisi hosted a game on Tuesday night that will remain in the memories of sports scores followers for long. The UEFA Super Cup was special before it started. This was the first such game in Tbilisi, Georgia. And this was the first occasion, when the Europa League winners arrived with a spot secured in the Champions League through their cup victory. Not to mention that we saw another all-Spanish final.
Luis Enrique’s side had the task to reach their fifth UEFA Super Cup victory, but they almost slipped on the way. However they only threw their three-goal lead, not the whole game. Pedro saved them again, and probably for the last time. Barcelona leveled AC Milan’s achievement, winning a record five UEFA Super Cups. Though Pedro is about to leave, this team have the chance to defend their Champions League title. They are 4.00 (3/1) favorites at Bet365 in that regard, while Sevilla is available at 81.00 (80/1).
It was Pedro Rodriguez again. The forward, who won everything a footballer ever can, scored the winner in the 115th minute of a UEFA Super Cup. He did it again after 2009. In the same minute. And this will possibly be his last goal for Barcelona. At least this term, as latest gambling news report that he is on the way to Manchester United indeed.
Sevilla’s Argentine midfielder Ever Banega opened the scoring with a beautiful free-kick in the third minute. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had no chance. This was the fastest goal in a UEFA Super Cup final. However, in further 13 minutes it was Barcelona who had the lead. Lionel Messi first mirrored Banega’s free-kick and found Beto’s net from just outside the penalty area. Then he smashed in another free-kick to the near corner from much further, stunning many of those, who follow live sports results.
Barcelona added two more through Rafinha and Luis Suarez, so it was 4-1 in the 52nd minute. The game seemed to be settled, so Barca slowed down. But it was far from over, as Unai Emery’s side had the determination and the energy to come back. Jose Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro both scored to make it 4-3 with 20 minutes to go. After both were substituted, their double’s equalized, as Ciro Immobile set up a goal for Yevhen Konoplyanka. So it was 4-4, and Barcelona had to deploy Pedro for the extra time, who duly scored the winner for Barca after another free kick from Messi.
After the UEFA Super Cup, Lionel Messi said that he was lucky with his free kicks. Barcelona won the match 5-4 against Sevilla, and the Argentine genius scored two goals from free-kicks in the first 16 minutes. He has now 80 goals in UEFA club competitions, online mobile news report, the same tally as Cristiano Ronaldo. This is a record of course.
It was the first occasion in his career when Messi managed to score two goals from free-kicks in a single game. He said, “I’ve just been lucky enough to score those and I’m very happy the team won and very grateful to everyone for their support and such a warm welcome.”
The UEFA Super Cup is Barca’s first trophy in the 2015-16 season, but in the fourth in this calendar year. Next they will have a shot at the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao. The first match is on Friday. Messi also commented the trophy count. He said, “The key thing is to win and to win as many trophies as possible. Winning today was significant because of what the UEFA Super Cup represents in terms of starting the season on the right foot, so we’re delighted. All trophies are great.”
Unai Emery, the head coach of Sevilla was proud of his players after the UEFA Super Cup final. Sevilla was able to come back from 4-1 and take the game into overtime against Barcelona, arguably the best team in the world. They had to leave Tbilisi with empty hands however, as Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner for Barcelona in the 115th minute.
Emery thinks that Barca’s Lionel Messi had a major role in the victory. The Argentine scored two goals from free-kicks, while Pedro hit the winner after another Messi shot. Emery said, “I want to congratulate Lionel Messi too – his ability to play at the highest level with Barcelona and their consistency is what wins them trophies. There’s a huge amount of teamwork behind it. Everyone has their role so that he can make the difference. Can we stop him next time? We’ll try.”
He added, “I do not know if the result is fair, but with the chances we had, I am left with honey on the lips. If there’s one thing we want to make this team, it is competitive. We want to go for victory whatever the circumstances. If you can reach the Super Cup and Champions League then you have to compete with these teams and see how far you can go. We lost but we were competitive throughout and we are very proud of our team. The worst thing would have been not to have recognised the Sevilla we want to see.”
Mourinho and Abramovich can work together without any problems, the Special One revealed before the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho expressed that despite he was able to get along well personally with the Russian magnate between 2004 and 2007 too, they had professional disagreements. That eventually led to the Portuguese leaving Stamford Bridge in September 2007. However since Mourinho returned to London in 2013, the two enjoy a fantastic relationship. And now they are working for Chelsea’s second title in a row. The Blues are favourites to win the 2015-16 Premier League season. Bet365 offers their title defence at odds of 2.63 (13/8).
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed that any fight with club owner Roman Abramovich ended long ago. Mourinho delivered the Premier League title in both of his first two seasons at Chelsea between 2004 and 2006, as many of those, who follow live sports results might remember. However, the Portuguese left in September 2007 after Mourinho and Abramovich had a quarrel.
After he returned in 2013, he needed only two years to bring back the Premier League trophy to Stamford Bridge. He revealed that in his first spell at Chelsea he had some professional arguments with the Russian club owner. He said, “In my first period, my personal relationship [with Abramovich] was very good [but] professionally we had some interferences and a bit of a disagreement with some ideas.”
He added, “In this moment we don’t have this problem. When I left Real Madrid to come here, Mr Abramovich asked me to fight for titles. In my first season we were almost there, in my second season we did it and in my third season if you are close, you can always do it.”
Mourinho and Abramovich are having a smooth relationship, according to the world class manager, since he returned to Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2013. Jose Mourinho revealed that he was asked to fight for the title by the Russian club owner, and this is exactly what he wants to do this year, online mobile news report.
However, the Special One thinks that the rivals will pose a real threat on the Blues’ way for their second title in a row. He said, “Arsenal are a fantastic club with great players. Liverpool have amazing investment. Man City is a squad to love and a club, with two Premier Leagues in the last four or five years. And Man United with everything – the history, the players, the investment.”
Reigning champions Chelsea was defeated by FA Cup winner Arsenal 1-0 in the Community Shield last Sunday. The Blues kick off their Premier League season at the Stamford Bridge against Swansea on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to fight for his fourth Premier League title in his third year of his second spell at Stamford Bridge. To claim the trophy, it is also important that Mourinho and Abramovich are all good, as gambling news reported, despite they had some disagreements in their past.
Mourinho also goes for his second title in a row. The Stamford Bridge outfit would be the first side to retain the Premier League trophy since Manchester United in 2009. The Portuguese said that this year’s story will be similar to recent seasons. He said, “The top five are the top five, and why not a club like Tottenham to get in there?”
He added, “But in the end history plays a part and investment plays a part. Chelsea (were) four times champion in the last decade.” Mourinho also mentioned Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United as potential title contenders. He did not left out Manchester City of course, the team that will be Chelsea’s opponent in the Blues’ first away game on next Sunday, as many, who follows sports scores might know.
The Wenger vs Mourinho feud is not letting up.
The Community Shield is hardly more than a well-covered friendly. Many of those preparing for the game were the most excited about the meeting of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho next to the sideline. Rather than the game itself.. Well, the two of them behaved well during the game this time. However, after the ceremony the Frenchman just avoided the Portuguese instead of shaking hands with him.
The Wenger vs Mourinho conflict is something that can add more spice to the Premier League title run. Especially if Arsenal, through performances like this one on Sunday, can produce a campaign that will see them fighting for the title.
FA Cup winners Arsenal won the Community Shield against Premier League champions Chelsea, gambling news report. The beautiful goal of Alex Oxlade-Champerlain was the difference between the two sides on Sunday. It was the first time ever that the Wenger vs Mourinho duel was won by the Frenchman.
Arsenal started the way they were playing in recent weeks. They looked sharp at the beginning, as many of those who follow latest gambling news expected. However, as Chelsea, fighting for the equalizer, raised the pace of the game, they had to defend. The Gunners performed attractive attacking play that seems to work even against sides with the quality of the Blues.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had a convincing day, winning his overall battle against his marker, Cesar Azpilicueta. The whole Arsenal team was well-organized in defense, protecting the lead effectively. If they can do this against their biggest rivals in the league season, they might have a shot at the title.
The Wenger vs Mourinho conflict continued on Sunday in the Community Shield match. This kind of hostile rivalry between title contenders is something that was missing from the English top-tier recently. Watching the game on Sunday suggest that the two will provide this, and Arsenal might have the potential to go for the title this year.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho just cannot stand each other it seems. When facing the other, they tend to behave childishly. That is a feature that appeared only in the last couple of years, though they met 14 times already. Yet this was the first occasion when the Frenchman was able to beat Mourinho’s Chelsea, as keen followers of live sports results probably know.
Arsenal now produced a performance that was similar to those that earned them a 2-0 away victory against then title-defenders Manchester City in February. That match indicated that the Gunners might become serious title challengers; however they weren’t able to maintain their form in the spring.
In the latest episode of the Wenger vs Mourinho soap opera, the Frenchman refused to shake his rival’s hand at the end of the Community Shield game. Arsenal won 1-0against Chelsea, but after the match, winning manager Arsene Wenger ignored Jose Mourinho, and the Portuguese did not forget to mention that to online mobile news reporters.
The Special One congratulated all the Arsenal players after the ceremony, however Wenger just avoided Mourinho. The Chelsea manager said, “You only miss me if you want to miss me and every Arsenal player came in my direction, which was the easiest thing to do because I was just there.”
He added, “If other people didn’t come in my direction, that is not a problem, not a story and not the end of the world. I did my job, the job that my club deserves me to do and the status as a manager when I lose any trophy.”
Quarabag is not a well-known name amongst European football fans, however, with a trip to the Caucasus Celtic chances an unpleasant surprise. As Celtic are considered as firm favourites before the first leg, they should try to build as big an advantage as possible to ensure themselves a relaxed week before the reverse fixture. Celtic to beat Quarabag is priced at 1.44 (4/9) by Bet365.
Draw is available at 4.20 (16/5) while the Azeris are 7.50 (13/2) underdogs at the same online betting destination. Celtic are 1.33 (1/3) favourites to advance while a Quarabag aggregate victory is offered with odds of 3.25 (9/4). Celtic with a -1 handicap is priced at 2.30 (13/10) by Bet365, and the Bhoys’ half time/full time success pays at 2.20 (6/5). Celtic chances to beat Quarabag by two goals is a fancy option, available at 4.33 (10/3).
Norwegian boss Ronny Deila expressed that the best European performance is needed from Celtic to beat Quarabag. The Celts are facing the Azeri side in the third round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Deila insists that Celtic will need their best form to reach the play-off round against the tricky opposition from Baku.
The Bhoys showed their best European displays most recently against Internazionale in the knockout phase of the Champions League earlier this year, as many of those who follow live sports results might remember. Deila thinks that Celtic chances a nasty blunder if they don’t perform on that level against the Azeri champions.
He said, “When you get bigger tasks you step it up and the players will do that. So we need to be at our Inter Milan level. Qarabag are a very good team. They beat Twente Enschede in the Europa League qualifiers and did well in the group. It’s a difficult draw but you can’t think like that and we have to take what is coming in front of us. We know we are good enough. But we have to be at our best and at least we are at home first. That will be an important game.”
Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has some experience of Azeri football. He met the Azerbaijan national football team twice while playing for Norway, as Scandinavian experts of gambling facts might remember. He recalls the outings as tough matches, however he expects Celtic to beat Quarabag in the first leg of their respective Champions League qualifier.
The 26-year-old said, “Qarabag have a few Brazilians and a Spanish guy and it’s difficult to say what they’ll be like because I haven’t seen enough of them. But their national team played with fight, they played hard. It’s never easy to go there. The national team played very physically and it was a tough game for us but I think we can get a good result.”
He pointed out that Baku will be a tricky venue to play. Celtic chances are good, but it won’t be smooth. He expressed, “It’s always tough, especially in Europe, to go away and play, but I’m confident we can go there and get a good result. Home is where we need to build the result. We had a 2-0 win to go away with last week to Stjarnan and you always know if you get the away goal then it’s more or less secure.”
Ronny Deila said that the prestige of reaching the group stages of the Champions League is far more important for him and his players than the GBP 20 million it would bring to Celtic. The Norwegian manager would like to use the benefits of reaching the group stage to cement the Hoops’ place in sports scores news as Champions League regulars.
Deila said, “It is the same as with the players – you don’t get money out of thinking always about money. You have to love the game and you have to love to train, and then the money will come. This is what I say to my players. If you want to think always about wanting to be rich, you won’t get it. You have to be the best in something – and that is how it is in football.”
Discussing Celtic chances he added, “It is about what happens on the pitch, it is about everything. The money is nothing compared with the experience – but when you do well everything gets higher. So yes, the prestige is more priceless than the money – but there are positives in the second one, as well. It helps the club get more secure and we can build even more.”
Though the 2015 Tour de France produced a relatively tight finish, the last stage was comfortable for Chris Froome.
The overall classification was decided when the pack crossed the finish line at the end of the first lap. The man wearing the yellow jersey came first, becoming the first British rider to win the Tour de France twice. He also became the first rider to win both the overall race and the mountain classification since Eddy Merckx in 1970.
After claiming his second Tour de France title, Froome completed the remaining laps together with his teammates. Though he was accused of cheating, he was abused and a fan even threw a cup of urine at him, he did not lost his momentum during the Tour. With the help of his team, he was able to won the competition again, two years after his first victory in 2013.
British rider Chris Froome completed his second Tour de France victory on Sunday, gambling news report. After the last stage saw him topping the general classification for the second time, the 30-year-old entered the Pantheon of cycling, joining Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Alberto Contador and co.
There are officially 21 riders, who won the Tour more than once, as many of those, who follow sports scores might know. Plus there is Lance Armstrong of course, who came first a record seven times before he was stripped from his achievements due to his doping scandal.
Team Sky was wearing a special jersey for the last stage that was unveiled when the rain stopped and the riders got rid of their rain coats. As Froome already wrapped up the overall victory by the first lap, he was able to approach the finish line at a comfy pace, hand-in-hand with his teammates.
Chris Froome had to surmount a lot of things to claim his second Tour de France victory, as many, who follow live sports results might remember. He was charged with doping by the media, urine was thrown at him and he was spit and abused on the way. However, it was an incredible feeling for him to win the competition for the second time.
After crossing the finish line hand-in-hand with his teammates, he spoke about his feelings. He said, “This is such a great race, what can I say? I feel a lot of emotion. Of course it was a very, very difficult Tour, both on the bike and off it. I’m so happy to be here in yellow. There were a few difficulties, a few extra stresses outside of the race but that’s cycling in 2015.”
He was first accused of cheating two years ago. This time it happened again, and on stage 14, a fan even threw a cup of urine at him, shouting “dope”. The image of cycling was heavily damaged by the Lance Armstrong doping scandal that saw the seven-time winner being stripped of his achievements. However, Froome always insisted that he was a “clean” rider.
Chris Froome is the first British rider to win the Tour de France twice. Stunning many experts of gambling facts, he became the first man to top both the overall competition and the mountain rankings in the same year since Eddy Merckx’s outstanding achievement in 1970. Froome’s performance was described as “abnormal” by a French physiologist and the French television was also suspicious of him.
However, Team Sky released the performance data of the 30-year-old, to counter the charges. Froome himself also stated several times that he was clean. After claiming his overall victory, he commented the accusations once again. He said, “The yellow jersey is very special. I will always respect it and never dishonour it. Someone needs to speak up for the cyclists. I’m happy to do that. Someone has to make a stand, the time is now.”
He added, “I want to thank my team-mates, without you I would not be standing here. I give you my utmost respect and gratitude. This is your yellow jersey as much as it is mine. Thank you to the support team at Team Sky – your support has got me through the tough times. Thank you to my wife Michelle – your love and support are my motivation.”
Hungarian side Debrecen completed a club record 9-2 victory over Skonto Riga in the second leg of the second round in the Europa League qualifiers.
Debrecen were considered as top dogs against Skonto after their first leg fixture in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers. However, looking at their first respective match, nobody thought that the reverse fixture will bring Debrecen’s record European success. However, the Hungarian side dominated the Latvian outfit that is not used to the hot weather, bagging a goal in every ten minutes on average, nine in total.
While Loki thrashed Riga 9-2 and advanced with a 11-4 aggregate score, the West Ham United players were fighting for their lives in the Maltese heat. After winning the first leg in the last minutes in London, they conceded early against Birkirkara. Moreover, they went down to ten before half time, and they faced a long night. Only the penalties saved them eventually, as the WHU players scored all of their spot kicks, sending themselves to the next round.
Debrecen played a 2-2 in the first leg in Riga against Skonto in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers. That result made the Hungarian outfit favourite to advance, but not too many of those who are involved in UEFA Europa League betting would expect what would have come in the reverse fixture.
Tibor Tisza opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and Debrecen finished the game off in the first half with a 5-0 havoc in the Hungarian heat. That wasn’t enough for the home side however, and Loki stopped at nine goals eventually, while the visitors also had two for consolation. The 9-2 result that marks out from this week’s sports scores is the largest European win in Debrecen club history, while also the biggest loss for Skonto.
After the 11-4 aggregate victory, Debrecen will meet Rosenborg, one of the three Norwegian sides advancing to the third round, while West Ham United will face Astra Giurgiu. To set up the trip to Romania, the Hammers needed to survive 120 minutes plus penalty shootouts in Malta. Birkirkara, the home team scored the only goal of the game in the 15th minute, and WHU went down to ten in the first half. However, they were able to secure an advance in the Russian roulette.
West Ham United, playing the majority of the match with ten men, relied on a penalty shootout against Birkirkara. The Maltese side achieved a 1-0 through Fabrizio Miccoli’s goal on a humid and hot evening. Matching the result from the first leg of the second round in the Europa League qualifiers, extra time and then a shootout was needed to determine who to advance.
All five selected WHU players scored from the spot. The decisive penalty was sent home by Diego Poyet, the son Gustavo, the former Uruguayan international. Gus played for Chelsea and Tottenham, as many of those, who follow live sports results might remember.
The Hammers were down to ten in the first half, when James Tomkins, who scored the winner in the first leg, was sent off. He was the second WHU player who received a red card this year’s competition, after Diafra Sakho was sent off in the previous round. This is interesting, since the Hammers were qualified to the Europa League through their Fair Play ranking. The numbers were evened out when Birkirkara’s Mauricio Mazzetti was also red carded in overtime.
Astra Giurgiu eliminated Scottish Cup winners Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers. Through this, they set up a meeting with West Ham United, however Inverness midfielder Greg Tansey thinks that the weaker side advanced from their respective fixture.
He said, “We look at them and there’s better sides in the Scottish Premiership. We more than held our own and I firmly believe we were the far better side.” However, Caley Thistle weren’t able to score a single goal during the two legs, and experts of gambling facts know, that such an unprolific display rarely results advancing.
Tansey added, “We gave everything, but we’re just lacking maybe that bit of killer edge in the final third and it’s something we need to get as quickly as possible. For the possession we had, I thought we could have done better. I thought over the two legs we were by far the better side in terms of ball possession.”
Chris Froome has been dominated the 2015 edition of the Tour de France so far. However, it seems that not all the crowd acknowledges his performance.
After doping charges appeared in the media in reaction to his outstanding climbing performance, a fan threw a cup full of urine at him. This might have seemed to be funny for the probably (or hopefully) drunk fan, but this was a disgusting act that shouldn’t be happen at such a prestigious event. International cycling’s governing body and Tour organizers, Amaury Sport Organisation – not so quickly, but finally – acted, releasing a statement that asks fans to respect yellow jersey.
Tour the France fans were asked to respect yellow jersey by competition organizers and UCI, international cycling’s governing body, gambling news report. It comes after Chris Froome and his Sky teammates were involved in several humiliating episodes.
Froome complained that urine was thrown at him while he was doing stage 14, after doping charges emerged in the media against him. Another Team Sky member, Richie Porte reported that he was punched in stage 10. The doping accusations appeared as Sky doing an excellent job at the 2015 Tour, as followers of live sports results might know. 30-year-old British rider, Froome led the competition by more than three minutes after stage 18.
Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organizer of the Tour de France released a joint statement. It said, “UCI President Brian Cookson and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme ask crowds along the roadside to respect every rider, and the integrity of the riders and in particular the yellow jersey.”
UCI, the International Cycling Union released a statement together with the organizers of Tour de France, asking fans to respect yellow jersey and all the other riders in the remaining part of the competition. Chris Froome, Team Sky’s 30-year-old rider led Nairo Quintana by 3 minutes and 10 seconds when the statement was issued, as many of those who follow sports scores might have known.
Froome was accused with doping by the media, and a fan thrown a cup of urine at him at stage 14. It was reported shortly after his teammate, Richie Porte claimed that he was punched by a fan on stage 10. Apart from asking fans to respect yellow jersey rider Froome, the UCI and Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) joint statement also emphasizes that they regretted the incident the British rider was involved in.
It said, “The UCI and ASO publicly regretted the aggressions suffered by the leader of the overall classification from some spectators during the 14th stage between Rodez and Mende, while at the same time thanking the large majority of the public which respects the athletes.”
UCI, world’s cycling governing body had to release a statement, asking fans to respect yellow jersey and stop insulting drivers on the Tour. What triggered the statement is that a cup of urine was thrown at Chris Froome while racing. Online mobile news reported that his teammate, Sky’s Australian rider Richie Porte was allegedly spat on and punched by fans.
The statement that was a joint issue with the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), Tour’s organizers said, “The peloton of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France enters a decisive phase of the race as it enters the Alps, where the riders require optimal conditions in order to perform to their best before arriving in Paris on Sunday.”
It continued, “UCI president Brian Cookson and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme ask crowds along the roadside to respect every rider, and the integrity of the riders and in particular the yellow jersey.”
Though Wladimir Klitschko is 1.22 (2/9) favorite against the British-Irish boxer at Bet365, Fury wants to break Klitschko’s face in their respective fight that is scheduled to 24 October. The two will clash in Dusseldorf for the heavyweight titles possessed by the Ukrainian. Klitschko has a 64-3 record with 53 knockout victories and with his last loss coming more than 10 years ago.
Tyson Fury, who is 4.50 (7/2) underdog at Bet365, has an immaculate record. He turned pro in 2008 and since then he recorded 24 victories, 18 of them being knockouts. It seems that the promo campaign for the bout in October will be fun to follow, as the 26-year-old started the fight with his mouth already.
British fighter Tyson Fury wants to break Klitschko’s face in their upcoming match, gambling news report. The 26-year-old considers Wladimir Klitschko as boring, and he said his opinion to the Ukrainian in person in a media session. Fury said, “You have about as much charisma as my underpants – zero. I’m interested in breaking your face in.”
The 39-year-old Ukrainian suffered his last defeat in 2004 against Lamon Brewster. Klitschko possesses the belts of WBA, IBF and WBO. He prepares for his 28th heavyweight title match, which is a world record. Followers of gambling facts might know that this will be his 19th title defense in his second world champion spell. However, Fury thinks that this was it for Klitschko.
Fury said, “I’m interested in all of them belts you’ve got on there. I want to rid you out of the heavyweight division. You go on – you’re a sports psychologist, you speak 37 different languages, so what? You’re still a robotic person. You’re still not exciting and fun to watch. I am the new blood in the division, you are an old man.”
Klitschko had a fitting answer for the Briton. He said, “This guy is so entertaining. He sings, he dances, he is a cool dude. He does different things that people like – or hate. Some people adore you, some people say they can’t stand you, which is good.”
Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko met in Dusseldorf, Germany to promote their fight that will be held in the city in October. Fury wants to break Klitschko’s face in, no less, as he considers the Ukrainian as a boring and uncharismatic fighter. Fury said, “It’s a personal mission for me to rid boxing of a boring person like you. Your jab-and-grab style – surely all of Europe wants to see you get beaten and all of Europe and the rest of the world will see you get beaten.”
Fury considers himself Klitschko’s nemesis. He expressed, “I believe he has never faced a challenge like me ever before and I don’t think he will face a challenge like me again.” Followers of live sports results might have noticed that he doesn’t have self-assurance issues it seems. He added, “I’m a unique fighter, one of a kind, there’s never been someone like me before in history. A fighter like me only comes around every 1,000 years.”
Klitschko said that he was a fan of the Briton, and he thinks that Fury could really challenge him in their upcoming fight. He said, “I believe Tyson Fury is really meaning what he is talking about and he is definitely not coming here on October 24 just to be present and be on the canvas. No, he came here to win the championship fight.”
Wladimir Klitschko prepares for his 28th heavyweight title bout, this time against Tyson Fury, as many sports scores fans might know. That would be a world record with Klitschko overtaking Joe Louis. The legendary American fighter currently holds the record together with the Ukrainian. However, the Irishman slammed the Ukrainian’s statistics in a Dusseldorf press conference where the two were promoting the upcoming Tyson Fury v Klitschko match.
The Briton said, “Are you greater than Louis, Ali, Frazier, Holmes? I think not. You’ve just fought bums well selected for you by your management.” Fury, who sometimes underlined his statements with swearing, considers himself “an American-style fighter with European fitness”. Fury wants to break Klitschko’s face in, as he confirmed, adding that he didn’t care about anybody’s opinion of what he said as he didn’t consider himself a role model.
Fury, who kept on abusing Klitschko, also spoke about the size differences, him standing 6 feet 9 inches, three inches taller than Klitschko. He said, “When I look at you I’m not feared. I don’t even see a big man because you’re not only shorter than me but you’re light for a modern heavyweight. You look old even though I think you’ve had botox. Jab-and-grab won’t be enough against me.”
Michael Wilde leads New Saints’ all-time scoring chart in the Welsh Premier League. As some of those, who follow sports scores in the UK might know, he was also top scorer in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers after the first three games. He bagged his three goals against B36 Tórshavn, however TNS might use another couple to overcome a 1-0 deficit against Videoton in Hungary in the second leg of the second qualifying round.
Dundalk is looking for an upset against BATE Borisov. The Irish champions registered a 2-1 away defeat in the first leg in Belarus. David McMillan scored Dundalk’s precious away goal then, and the forward sees a chance for overturning the fixture. He said, “They won’t fancy coming to Oriel Park. We are confident now.” He added, “It was important that we didn’t concede late in the game the other night. A lot of Irish teams would have done that in the past.”
Sarajevo is travelling to Poland with a two-goal deficit to take on Lech Poznan. As the Bosnians were able to register two 3-1 away wins twelve months ago, they might have a shot at advancing this year too. Midfielder Samir Radovac said, “Last season we played better as guests. Let’s hope that’s the case this season too,” gambling news report.
Kazakhstani champions Astana have to overcome only one goal against Maribor at home. The hosts’ line-up will expectedly feature goalkeeper Nenad Eric, who was out in Slovenia last week due to injury. Manager Stanimir Stoilov said, “We need to act wisely and we need the support of the crowd until the very last second.” He added, “Though the first-leg of The Champions League qualifiers result leaves us in a very difficult situation, we played a good game in Maribor and the lads did well.”
Celtic won the first leg in the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers against Stjarnan. Ronny Deila’s team is obviously favourite to advance against the champions of Iceland. However, they have to perform well on an artificial playing surface at Stjornuvollur, which will be strange for the Bhoys.
Stjarnan got a lot of criticism for the quality of their turf last year from Motherwell manager Stuart McCall. The Icelanders were able to eliminate the Scottish side in the Europa League qualifiers last summer. Celtic players are in a cheerful mood though, after beating Spanish outfit Eibar 4-1 in a preseason friendly at the weekend, online mobile news report.
Leigh Griffiths, who missed a penalty against Stjarnan last week, scored three against Eibar. He said, “It [the Eibar game] was a good test for us going into Wednesday night. We got the win last Wednesday, but I don’t think we played as well as we could have and we showed against Eibar what we’re all about. I got 90 minutes so I’m feeling sharp, but it’s a different kettle of fish on Wednesday night with the Champions League Qualifiers.”
Meanwhile Stjarnan struggles in Urvalsdeild, the Icelandic top tier, being 10 points behind leaders KR. Manager Runar Pall Sigmundsson thinks that the bad conversion of chances is the main reason of his team underperforming. He said, “We have been dominating games, but we are not taking our chances and it ends up costing us. We have to improve in future games, starting against Celtic.”
Jules Bianchi’s death might not come as a shock but it still hurt the world of motorsport.
Bianchi suffered severe head injuries in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He went out of the track in the pouring rain under double yellow flags to hit a recovery truck that was there to pull out Adrian Sutil’s car. The German unfortunately crashed at the same place just minutes before. Despite the very bad conditions, safety car wasn’t deployed.
Tragically, as the inquiry found out, Bianchi was unable to slow down his Marussia, before he left the track. The 25-year-old Frenchman was in coma for nine months before he died in his hometown, Nice on Friday night. He is the first F1 driver to pass away due to injuries sustained in a Formula One car since the great Ayrton Senna died in 1994.
Formula One drivers and teams will expectedly hold a minute’s silence before the start of the Hungarian GP on Sunday, gambling news report. They will remember Jules Bianchi, the first F1 driver who died of injuries he suffered in a Formula One Grand Prix in more than twenty years.
The 25-year-old Frenchman crashed in the Japanese Grand Prix last October. His accident was so tough that many of those, who follow sports scores feared the worst. However, Jules Bianchi’s death still shocked the people around motorsports. He passed away on Friday in his hometown, Nice after being in coma for nine months.
The Grand Prix Driver’s Association released a statement about the fight for safety, which never should be over. It said, “It is at times like this that we are brutally reminded of how dangerous racing still remains. Despite considerable improvements, we, the grand prix drivers, owe it to the racing community, to the lost ones and to Jules, his family and friends, to never relent in improving safety.”
Formula One Group Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone expressed that Formula One is safe after Jules Bianchi’s death. He revealed that his priority is to make the cars faster at the moment, according to online mobile news. He added that he thought that Bianchi, who passed away at 25 in Nice would have wanted the same.
Bianchi suffered an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix in October, 2014. He was in coma for nine months before he died in his hometown. “First he was a very, very, very nice person” Ecclestone commented the sad news. “Secondly, he was very talented, so it’s a great loss, a loss to the sport and obviously a big loss to his parents.”
Ecclestone then added that Jules Bianchi’s death was the consequence of an extremely unfortunate incident, as he hit a truck that was deployed inside the crash barriers to extract Adrian Sutil’s car. He still considers F1 safe. He said, “Formula 1 is safe now, the cars are super safe, the circuit is safe, everything is good, as I say, if that truck hadn’t have been there it wouldn’t have happened.”
Four-times Formula One world champion Alain Prost revealed that he thinks F1 should never be satisfied with their safety efforts after his fellow Frenchman Jules Bianchi’s death. Bianchi hit a tractor that was on the side of the track to pull out a crashed car without the safety car being deployed. As a result of the accident, F1 adopted the virtual safety car system, as keen followers of live sports results might remember.
Prost said, “I just think there was a small misjudgment that cost very dearly. There was an accident, pouring rain and appalling visibility. There should have been a safety car to slow the race down before the recovery truck went on track – that’s the misjudgment.”
He added “They have done a lot for safety. We had not had a fatal crash in F1 for 21 years, it means that a lot of work was done. But like everywhere, there’s always a little bit more to be done. The only thing that still was to be done for safety was about this recovery truck that goes on the circuit.”
Though the German GP is expected to return next year after it was included to the 2016 Formula One calendar, its future is not safe at all.
The 2015 German GP was originally scheduled to this weekend. However as the Nurburgring and the Hockenheimring both struggle financially, the event was dropped from this year’s Formula One calendar. Since Stirling Moss won the 1961 race in a Lotus-Climax at the 22-kilometer-long Nurbugring Nordschleife, no year passed without Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix.
Though Formula One was done with the Nordschleife after Niki Lauda’s horrible accident in 1976, it was always either the Nurburgring Sudschleife or the Hockenheimring that hosted the event since 1961. With the Nurbugring being pulled out this year, possibly for good, the future of the German GP lies at Hockenheim. But first of all, a sold out race is a must for 2016.
A sold out 2016 Grand Prix in Hockenheim might save the future of Formula One in Germany. The track is also prepared to hold the 2017 German GP if needed, gambling news report. To secure a long term future for the race in Germany, it is necessary to attract the fans in numbers.
The 2015 German GP was scheduled to this weekend initially before it was cancelled in March, as keen followers of live sports results might remember. The Nurburgring would have hosted this year’s event originally, however the leaders of the circuit were unable to reach an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone.
To step in for 2015 wouldn’t be a profitable move for Hockenheim. However the venue had no problem with the 2016 German GP. So that the event was scheduled to the recently issued provisional 2016 calendar, that includes as much as 21 races. If everything goes according to plans, next year’s season would be the longest ever in Formula One history.
Hockenheimring executives stated that a sold out 2016 German GP is a must for keeping the event in the Formula One calendar for long. The German Grand Prix was scheduled for 2016 but that doesn’t guarantee that the series will return to the country in the future beyond next year.
It never happened since 1960 that the German GP was left out from the F1 calendar, as many of those who follow sports scores might know. This year however Nurbugring pulled out because of financial problems in March. Then it was too late to strike a lucrative deal with Hockenheim, and the 2015 German Grand Prix was dropped.
The event was already under threat in the past years. Sebastian Vettel might have dominated the series, but home supporters just weren’t interested. Only 50,000 supporters were watching Nico Rosberg claiming his home victory in a Mercedes last year. Now it seems that the 2016 German GP will be held at Hockenheim, but nothing else is a certainty.
Though Mercedes was there to help out the organizers, no deal was agreed in March. This meant that the German GP was dropped from the 2015 Formula One calendar after it was alternated between Nurburgring and Hockenheim for years.
Georg Seiler, Hockenheimring’s managing director expressed that the future of the German GP is up to the 2016 event. According to experts only a sold out event can keep Germany in the F1 calendar. Seiler said, “We need a well filled house next year so that Formula One has a future. We must tell the fans: come to the race next year and secure the future of F1 at Hockenheim.”
He added, “It is very sad because Formula One is an image carrier all over the world. For other countries it is part of their tourism promotion, money comes from other areas and they can stage the races without problems.”