Report: Genoa 2 Inter 0

first_imgGenoa 2 Inter 0: Pandev piles misery on old employers Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 05:40 2/18/18 GoranPandev - cropped Getty Images Goran Pandev was Genoa’s hero as Inter suffered their latest setback in the race for Champions League qualification in Serie A. Inter old boy Goran Pandev ensured his former club’s 2018 woes returned as Genoa secured a 2-0 victory at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.The 34-year-old forward coolly dispatched the hosts’ second goal in the 59th minute to land a sapping blow against Inter’s bid for a Champions League place.Luciano Spalletti’s side won for the first time since the start of December when they beat Bologna 2-1 at San Siro last week but that result now appears to have been a false dawn. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ivan Perisic joining Mauro Icardi on the injury list did little for their creative capabilities and Andrea Ranocchia’s bizarre own-goal in first-half stoppage time left the Nerazzurri with an uphill task.Pandev’s goal means Inter lie fourth on the back of Roma’s 2-0 win at Udinese earlier on Saturday and will drop out of the Champions League spots if Lazio beat Verona on Monday.Fischio finale allo stadio “Luigi Ferraris” dove il @GenoaCFC conquista la vittoria contro l’@Inter! #GenoaInter #SerieATIM pic.twitter.com/RUPvOwxmbL— Serie A TIM (@SerieA_TIM) February 17, 2018The veteran Macedonia international rolled back the years with a mazy run in the ninth minute, although the angle was against him by the time he managed to test Samir Handanovic.Pandev unwittingly went closer shortly afterwards when his raking ball into the box bounced between Genoa midfielder Oscar Hiljemark and Handanovic and looped up to hit the crossbar.Inter’s first opening arrived in the 19th minute but Yann Karamoh’s sliced finish was not a fitting way to greet Antonio Candreva’s chipped cross after raiding into the Genoa box.In the absence of Icardi and Perisic, Candreva looked the most likely Inter player to make something happen and the Italy winger forced Mattia Perin to save from a sweetly struck 31st-minute effort.Ranocchia was already booked by the time he caught Andrej Galabinov with a flailing arm five minutes before half-time but referee Michael Fabbri elected not to consult VAR.He might have been better receiving his marching orders because, on the stroke of the interval, Milan Skriniar clumped Ervin Zukanovic’s cross against his centre-back partner and the ball flew past a helpless Handanovic.1 – That was Andrea Ranocchia’s first own goal in Serie A, in his 186th appearance in the Italian top-flight. Happenstance. #GenoaInter— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 17, 2018Joao Cancelo got back to make a vital aerial challenge early in the second half when Pandev stole behind Ranocchia and looked poised to head home Aleandro Rosi’s cross.Just before the hour, Pandev got the goal his endeavours deserved. A wonderfully cushioned touch took the sting out of Diego Laxalt’s speculative shot and he took the time and space it afforded him to calmly finish.Spalletti sent on Rafinha in place of the ineffective Matias Vecino to try and force a response and Inter might have pulled a goal back when Roberto Gagliardini charged into the box to meet Cancelo’s cross but glanced wide.Karamoh was the Nerazzurri’s match-winner last time out and, although he twisted skilfully past Genoa substitute Stephane Omeonga, he sent a vicious shot dipping narrowly over.Zukanovic cleared a curling attempt from Eder off the line and might have added gloss to the scoreline for Serie A’s 12th-placed side when he powered over from a corner, before Pandev took his standing ovation 10 minutes from time. Key Opta Stats:- Inter conceded more than one goal in a Serie A away game for the first time since last April (a 5-4 defeat away to Fiorentina).- The last time Inter lost by a margin of two or more goals in a Serie A game away from home was in December 2016 (v Napoli).- Goran Pandev has scored four goals in the league against Inter – two of these have come in the last two matches played between the sides at Genoa.- The home side has won in each of the last 10 Serie A matches between Genoa and Inter.- Genoa have won three consecutive Serie A games for the first time since May 2015 – on the previous occasion, the third success came against Inter.- Antonio Candreva played his 300th Serie A game, while Danilo D’Ambrosio made his 150th appearance in the Italian top-flight. read morelast_img read more

Brazil delay squad after Neymar fall

first_imgBrazil Neymar, Fernandinho injuries delay Brazil squad announcement Brasil Global Tour 00:11 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Fernandinho vs. Arsenal Getty Brazil Neymar Marcelo Russia v Brazil Germany v Brazil Russia Germany Friendlies After a host of his regular players suffered physical problems this week, coach Tite has elected to postpone his latest squad announcement by 10 days Brazil have delayed the announcement of their latest squad by 10 days following injuries to Neymar and other key players.Coach Tite was due to name his 23-man group on Friday March 2nd, but on Tuesday the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed that the call-ups would be postponed until March 12th.READ MORE: Understudy Firmino can lead  | Tite confirms 15 players for WC  | Tite’s tactical evolutionThe Selecao meet Russia and Germany next month as the Brasil Global Tour returns to Europe. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We have a different situation from other call-ups,” said technical coordinator Edu Gaspar on Tuesday. “There are at least five players in need of more elaborate physical and medical observation and we want all the necessary information before calling up our players.“By changing the date, we will also gain an extra two or three games in which we can observe and evaluate each player.”Neymar suffered foot injury in PSG’s victory over Marseille on Friday and faces a spell on the sidelines.His PSG colleague Marquinhos also suffered a knock in that game, while Fernandinho hobbled off with a hamstring injury during Manchester City’s EFL Cup final on Sunday.Marcelo is still fighting to return from a muscle problem of his own, and his Real Madrid team-mate Casemiro has just pulled out of Wednesday’s clash against Espanyol due to a stomach problem.All five players are members of “The 15” who Tite says are guaranteed a place at this year’s World Cup.Brazil meet Russia in Moscow on March 23 before heading to Berlin to face Germany on March 27last_img read more

Dortmund to step up Reus contract talks

first_imgTransfers Dortmund to step up Reus contract talks Joe Wright 20:47 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) marco reus - cropped Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The Bundesliga club are eager to secure the Germany international on a new deal following his return from injury Borussia Dortmund plan to step up talks with Marco Reus over a new contract, according to sporting director Michael Zorc.The Germany international has 18 months remaining on his deal at Signal Iduna Park and has yet to agree to an extension.Reus only returned from a cruciate ligament injury in February and has scored twice in his last two Bundesliga appearances, against Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Zorc says the 28-year-old did not want to discuss new terms while he recovered but now expects negotiations to pick up pace.”We totally understood that Marco did not want to enter contract talks during his injury,” he told Sport Bild.”And, of course, we will now intensify the talks.”Reus, who moved to Dortmund from Gladbach in 2012, has been linked with a possible move to Liverpool.However, it is reported in Germany that the player’s representatives have already held preliminary talks with Dortmund officials over a new contract.Dortmund coach Peter Stoger recently labelled Reus “indispensable” following his return from injury amid speculation of a potential summer transfer.”If he’s fit and well he is indispensable for any team,” Stoger said of the 28-year-old.”We will do it the same way as we handled it last week. We speak to him constantly because he knows his body very well, because he knows how well he is, and because it is just as important to us as it is to him that he stays healthy.”So, we will decide soon how we manage his role. It was always in our minds [that he would be rested], but if he feels well, he is indispensable for this team.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

WATCH: Gotze’s Dortmund evolution

first_imgPowerade VIDEO: Our Borussia team was equal to Bayern – Mario Gotze’s Dortmund evolution Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:09 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Powerade Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Bundesliga Videos The attacking midfielder won two Bundesliga titles and and says their side were equal to their great rivals Bayern Munich have dominated the German football scene for a number of years now, but they were made to play second fiddle by Borussia Dortmund at the start of the decade.Under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, BVB reigned supreme for two seasons, winning two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 along with the DFB-Pokal, capped by a rampant 5-2 victory over Bayern in the final.They were no match for their Bavarian rivals in terms of resources, but Mario Gotze, pivotal to the club’s wildly successful spell under Klopp, believes Dortmund proved to be more than a match for them on the pitch. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I think at the time I was with Dortmund, which was also during Jurgen’s [Klopp] time there, we had a very good team and were definitely equals to Bayern Munich,” Gotze said.“We won the Bundesliga twice in those three years, we won the cup and played Bayern in the Champions League final. So, we certainly felt we were their equals and accepted the challenge that went with that, and we were equally hungry to win titles.“And that’s just what we did. It was such a very, very good time.”last_img read more

SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to the last edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch for July 2005…the next edition will be August 1st…hard to believe how fast the year is going! The All Nations tournament is now exactly 3 months away, keep an eye on the website for all the latest news as the event draws closer… * We’re having a massive stocktake sale in an attempt to clear some of the piles of merchandise, hats, t-shirts etc that have built up in our storage over the last couple of years. There’s some great bargains, including clothes from the 2005 Youth World Cup, NTL gear and more. If you’re a coach or from a local association looking for some shirts that you could use for uniforms for your juniors, there’s plenty of options here. These shirts could be perfect for your kids to run around in at their park competition, could have numbers ironed on and are a cheap matching uniform! If you’re after some gear like hats, waist bags and beanies, there’s also plenty of sales, so make sure you get in quick. Stock is certainly limited, check out the following website for all of the prices, sizes, colours and styles on offer: TOUCH FOOTBALL SHOP- STOCKTAKE SALE Any orders can be purchased online or sent to Casey at ata@austouch.com.au * Just so everyone knows we’ve now become Touch Football Australia (rather than Australian Touch Association) as we were previously known. TFA will replace ATA. (It will take a little getting used to for us all!) * The Southern Suns held their annual forum over the weekend, bringing together representatives from their region to Yass for discussion on all areas of the sport, technical area, AusTouch and more. One positive outcome of the forum was the response to the junior Touch Footy program AusTouch…the Suns are aiming to get an AusTouch leader accredited in each affiliate and have commenced with Goulburn, Yass, Leeton, Tarcutta, Moruya, Temora, Wollongong and Finley already achieving this goal. Courses are also planned for Griffith and Wagga to accredit people from Hay, Moama-Echuca, Coolamon, Junee, Albury, Ardlethan, Cootamundra and Gundagai as AusTouch leaders. The Coaching forum and Selctors forum were also very well received by attendees and the Referees forum covered a lot of topics which will continue to help the Southern Suns become a stronger and better region. Congratulations to Ross Freestone who has been appointed to replace Brian Smith as the Suns Director of Referees and the Suns would like to than Brian for the great job he did and wish him well in his move North. Suns director Rod Wise also indicated how great it was to see the smaller affiliates like Finley, Temora, Moruya, Jerrabomberra, Leeton and Tarcutta represented at the forum. * In other NSW news the Vawdon Cup held it’s second round over the weekend, with Cronulla, Penrith, Parramatta, Central Coast all coming out winners and Wests and Canterbury playing out a 3-3 draw in the Mens Premier League. In the Womens Premier League Canterbury, Newcastle Uni and Easts all grabbed wins. * In Queensland development officers Phil Gyemore and Terry McSweeney have visited the town of Charleville in Western Qld last week. Charleville is the largest town in the South West of Queensland’s outback region and Queensland Touch will be sending us a report of what’s happening in Touch for that region later this week. * For those of you who are wondering what staff changes have been taking place in the TFA (formerly ATA) office in recent times, here’s an explanation… CEO Bill Ker has now officially retired, although he continues to help the office staff with finalising several important matters. Kevin Thompson is now working his way steadily through the piles of daily work on his desk. Gwynne Ker, who organised international tours and also acted as Personal Assistant to the CEO has also retired and from her reports is busy at home spending more time with her beautiful grandkids and packing up their home for their upcoming move interstate. Maree Curran has taken over the work Gwynne was doing for the All Nations tournament, so please be patient as there is a lot of organisation and preparation to do for 10 Australian teams! Kristy McManus has moved from the receptionist role to be Kevin’s Personal Assistant and has also taken over organising National Travel and Accommodation for events such as AGM’s, staff trips, tournaments etc. Kristy has taken this Travel Management role from Rachel Moyle, who will continue her work in the field of Media and will also take over Gwynne Ker’s other role in the Merchandise area. Rachel will be organising the merchandise you see on sale on the internet shop and so forth. Casey Topp comes into the office after working for several months helping with odd jobs and data entry, taking over the role of receptionist for the office. Finally, Colm Maguire has come on board as the Elite Performance Manager, he’ll be based out of the Touch SA office for the next couple of months, after which he’ll be moving to Brisbane and continuing the role there. It will no doubt take us all a few weeks to settle into our new roles, so please be patient with us as we work together and of you’re unsure of who to contact for your query, check out the homepage with all the contact details http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?sID=14 * Remember all requests for assistance with writing media releases or gaining some coverage for upcoming events such as the Under 18 Championships and the All Nations tournament can be sent to Rachel Moyle at media@austouch.com.au * If you have any info for future editions of Sixty Seconds in Touch, send the details to media@austouch.com.au * The next edition of Touch-e-Talk is due out next week, already it’s looking choc full of more great articles, info and feature stories on our Open and Senior Australian representatives. To join the mailing list simply send your email address to media@austouch.com.au or jump on the website next Wednesday for the latest edition. * The National 18’s Championships are just 2 months away. Preparations are well underway with the teams being finalised and organisation for an Opening Ceremony getting started. We’ll be holding a big opening ceremony that combines welcoming all teams with sending off the 10 Australian sides heading to the All Nations. Plans are well afoot to send them off in style, presenting them with an Australian flag and allowing the National 18’s players to wish them all the best as they head off to face the other nations and especially as they reignite the rivalry with the Kiwis. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

Australian Coaching Workforce Study

first_imgDeakin University is seeking your input to gain a better understanding of the work you do as a coach. Sport coaching researchers at Deakin University are interested in finding out what work goes into coaching individual athletes and teams. They want to know how much time, money, and resources go into preparing you and your athletes/teams each week, what you think about your development as a coach and are interested in seeking your views about how to best support you.The aim of this research is to help with the development of policies and management practices at national, state and community levels of sport that will better support and improve the way you coach.To participate in this research, simply click on the link to the Australian Coaching Workforce online survey below which will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.http://deakines.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_egqEaeoXlszT7JaIf you would like more information about this research project please contact Dr Andrew Dawson by phone (03)92517309 or email andrew.dawson@deakin.edu.au. Related Filescoach_workforce_ad-pdflast_img read more