Bundesliga: Lewandowski double edges Bayern past Paderborn

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Lewandowski now has a league-leading tally of 26 goals in the top flight, illustrating his importance to the team ahead of Tuesday’s last 16, first-leg tie in London.Bayern twice surrendered the lead in Munich before securing the win which leaves them four points clear.With Bayern leading 1-0 thanks to Serge Gnabry’s early goal, Neuer mistimed a clearance outside his area, allowing Paderborn midfielder Dennis Srbeny to fire into an empty net just before half-time.Lewandowski then struck in the 70th minute to make it 2-1, only for Paderborn to draw level again after poor defending allowed Sven Michel a simple tap in 15 minutes from time.However, there was still time for Lewandowski to fire home the winner, thanks to Gnabry’s superb cross.In the build-up, Bayern coach Hansi Flick warned his team had to focus on strugglers Paderborn, but the Bavarian giants seemed to have one eye on Chelsea.Paderborn had the ball in Bayern’s net after four minutes when their striker Streli Mamba slid the ball under Neuer, but the effort was flagged offside.As expected, Bayern took an early at the Allianz Arena when Gnabry celebrated his 100th Bundesliga appearance by turning and hitting into the bottom corner on 26 minutes.Paderborn drew level after Neuer mistimed a clearance outside the box.The Germany captain had twice previously cleared the danger by dealing with long-distance chances intended for Paderborn’s forwards.However, the tactic backfired a third time when he failed to clear a ball over the defence meant for Srbeny, who kept his cool and slotted into the empty Bayern net on 44 minutes.With the scores locked at 1-1 and time ticking down, Lewandowski restored the hosts’ lead when Gnabry set him up for a lethal shot on 70 minutes. Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich squeezed past bottom side Paderborn 3-2 on Friday as Robert Lewandowski netted twice to spare goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s blushes in their final game before facing Chelsea in the Champions League.Advertisement Read Also: Bundesliga: Kamada out to break duck after Europa League hat-trickPaderborn, however, came back again and Michel gave them a second equaliser by tapping home a rebound after Neuer had saved a shot by replacement left-back Dennis Jastrzembski.However, it was Gnabry again who provided the assist with an inch-perfect cross which Lewandowski swept home two minutes from time to settle the matter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Fixtures frustration for England

first_img Press Association The release of the schedule for televised Barclays Premier League matches revealed that Liverpool v Manchester United and Arsenal v Tottenham will be screened live by Sky Sports on Sunday September 1, five days before Hodgson’s men embark upon their vital double-header. Both Chelsea and Arsenal will be in action on Sunday, October 6, the former at Norwich and the latter at West Brom, with England due to face Montenegro on the following Friday and Poland four days after that. England boss Roy Hodgson’s worst fears were confirmed when it emerged that many of his star players will be in action on the Sunday before the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.center_img Should the national team be involved in the play-offs the following month, Tottenham host Newcastle, Manchester City visit Sunderland and Manchester United and Arsenal meet at Old Trafford on Sunday, November 10 with the two-legged ties scheduled for November 15 and 19. Elsewhere, Sky Sports will be at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium on the opening day of the season to witness David Moyes’ first league game as Manchester United manager, and will also be there as Jose Mourinho walks back into the Stamford Bridge dug-out for Chelsea’s home clash with Hull the following day. Their first Monday night game is Manuel Pellegrini’s competitive debut as Manchester City boss, against Newcastle on August 19. Sky’s first big-four showdown will see United face Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday, August 26, and they will be at Anfield for United’s visit the following Sunday, the same day as the first north London derby of the campaign at Arsenal. The Manchester derby will be shown live from the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, September 22, as will the north-east shoot-out between Sunderland and Newcastle at the Stadium of Light on October 27. Arsenal v Liverpool gets the following month’s coverage under way on Saturday, November 2, a day before the south Wales derby clash between Cardiff and Swansea, and Manchester United and Arsenal meet on Sunday, November 10. Newcomer BT Sport kicks off its coverage with Liverpool v Stoke on the opening day, Saturday, August 17, in a 12.45pm kick-off and will show promoted Crystal Palace’s trip to Manchester United on Saturday, September 14. They have the Merseyside derby from Goodison Park on November 23 and Tottenham v Manchester United the following weekend. last_img read more

Beat Writer Q&A: Akhil Rekulapelli of The Cavalier Daily previews Syracuse-Virginia game

first_imgSyracuse tips off against Virginia in its season-opener Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome at 9 p.m. The Orange spent part of their offseason in Italy for exhibition games before winning two more in October. UVA, the reigning national champions, is led by Mamadi Diakite and Tony Bennett’s patented pack-line defense. The Daily Orange connected with The Cavalier Daily’s Akhil Rekulapelli to preview the matchup. The Daily Orange: Virginia enters as the defending champions, but the roster is a bit different than last year. What can Syracuse expect from the 2019-20 UVA roster? Akhil Rekulapelli: Obviously (Virginia) lost the three biggest players, what we call the trio of De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy. I believe they together averaged 50-55 points per game for UVA. A team based on (head coach) Tony Bennett’s system that doesn’t score very much because they have a high offensive efficiency to take the time to create shots. So losing their top three scorers like that they’re gonna have to rely on young and inexperienced guys. I think that’s going to be the biggest problem.D.O.: Do you think the combination of Virginia’s inexperience and potential early-season rust can hinder UVA Wednesday night?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA.R.: Yeah, I think not necessarily rust, but definitely unfamiliarity. I think you have a lot of inexperienced guys heading into the Carrier Dome. It doesn’t get bigger than that, 34,000 all yelling and screaming. You’re not even in an environment that’s in a basketball stadium. … It’s a really, really tough place to play your first collegiate game. I talked to Casey (Morsell) at our media day and he was saying their excited for the challenge, but it’s a very unique environment. If they were going to be playing at (John Paul Jones Arena) or a more conventional arena, that’s different. From the start you’re going to see them pretty slow defensively, especially against the 2-3 zone. Even though Syracuse isn’t ranked, it’s going to be a tough game. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game be very close.D.O.: Other than Mamadi Diakite and Kihei Clark, who’s the one player that Syracuse needs to watch out for? A.R.: It’s definitely going to be Kody Stattmann. I mean, Kody Stattmann last year played sparingly. He played a lot at the end of games. For example, at the end of those conference games, you start to see him enter when the margin is in our favor like when we blew out Florida State. Last year he looked very uncomfortable with the ball. He looked uncomfortable on the floor. But this year, especially during the scrimmage, he looked more confident and a lot more sure of himself. … I think this year he’s made that transition. He played for Australia and he’s familiar with the FIBA 3-point line that is now the college basketball 3-point line. I expect him to be a great player for UVA at the start that a lot of people don’t know about. When it comes to getting open 3s and mid-range jump shots, I think he’s going to be lethal. That’s one player for Syracuse fans to watch out for.D.O.: Prediction time, who takes the season-opener? A.R.: That’s going to be tough. I think it’s going to come down to the fact that you have two really strong defenses going against each other. I’m going to say it’s a low-scoring affair, but I’m going to say Virginia squeaks out a win, 65-59, in the Carrier Dome. Starts off slow, I think Syracuse goes to the half up. But then the Cavs will get it together and pull off a win to start the season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2019 at 1:36 pmlast_img read more