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CNN —Wout Weghorst scored less than two minutes after coming on as a substitute to earn the Netherlands an important 2-1 win in the opening game of Group D at Euro 2024. It was a closer game than perhaps many would have expected and Poland caused the Oranje problems throughout, in particular in the second half. It was another huge international goal for Weghorst, who stunned Argentina at the World Cup in 2022 with a late equalizer in the quarterfinals, as the Netherlands next face the tough test of France. After a dominant start from the Netherlands, Poland snatched the lead against the run of play through Buksa’s brilliant near-post header from Piotr Zielinski’s whipped corner. However, the Netherlands soon got the goal its early dominance deserved as Gakpo’s effort from outside the area took a fortuitous deflection and wrong-footed Szczęsny in the Poland goal.
Persons: Wout Weghorst, Adam Buksa’s, Cody Gakpo’s, Wojciech Szczęsny, Robert Lewandowski, Weghorst, Piotr Zielinski’s, Lewandowski, Memphis Depay, Gakpo, profligacy, Nathan Ake’s Organizations: CNN, Austria, Memphis Locations: Netherlands, Poland, Oranje, Argentina, France
CNN —Sardinia, Italy (CNN) – Uruguay at the 1950 World Cup. Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup. Lewandowski celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C match against Saudi Arabia at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 26, 2022. “I think we are playing good football [and] we know that we are not the favourites in the group stage. “They were fighting [a] similar situation before the World Cup and they were so close and now they did it,” he said.
Persons: Robert Lewandowski, CNN’s Sport’s Amanda Davies, Valeriy Bondar, Adam Nurkiewicz, Fernando Santos, , Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Alex Caparros, who’ll, , , Austria –, Lewandowski, Andrej Isakovic, Boris Streubel, Gerd Müller’s, He’ll, Kylian, wasn’t, , he’ll, Andriy Shevchenko, Joosep Martinson, you’ve Organizations: CNN, , Cameroon, Globe Soccer, Stadion Narodowy, La Liga, FC Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Estadi, Wales, France, eventual, Portugal, Saudi, Education City, Getty, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bayern, League, Austria, Kylian Mbappé’s, Champions League, Ukrainian, PGE, Russia, Qatar, Sergiy, Iceland, Romania Locations: Sardinia, Italy, – Uruguay, Greece, Poland, Ukraine, Warsaw, Europe, Michał, Moldova, Albania, Barcelona, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Al, Doha, AFP, Dortmund, Berlin, German, Poland’s, Kylian Mbappé’s France, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium
Real Madrid wins record-extending 36th La Liga title
  + stars: | 2024-05-05 | by ( Issy Ronald | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +3 min
CNN —Real Madrid sealed a record-extending 36th La Liga title on Saturday after rival Barcelona suffered a second-half collapse against Girona, succumbing to a 4-2 defeat which ensured that Los Blancos cannot be overtaken at the top of the table. Such has been Real Madrid’s dominance in the league this season that a 36th title has seemed almost assured for a while now. Goals from Brahim Díaz, Joselu and, of course, Jude Bellingham propelled Real Madrid to its decisive win against Cádiz on Saturday. “I’d be lying to you if I told you that when I was little I didn’t dream of winning a La Liga as captain,” Real Madrid captain Nacho told his club’s website, after winning his fourth league title. For a club that has won as many trophies as Real Madrid, winning the league represents only a job half-done - it is winning in Europe that truly counts.
Persons: Andreas Christiansen, Robert Lewandowski, Paulo Gazzaniga, Barça, Cristian Portu, Miguel Gutiérrez’s, Los Blancos, Brahim, Jude Bellingham, Luka Modrić, Marcelo, Karim Benzema, “ I’d, Nacho, , It’s, Carlo Ancelotti Organizations: CNN — Real, La Liga, Barcelona, Real, Madrid, Paulo, Girona, Atlético Madrid, Cádiz, Bellingham, El, Real Madrid, Nacho, Liga, ” Real Madrid, Champions League, Bayern Munich Locations: CNN — Real Madrid, Girona, Barcelona, La, Real Madrid, Europe
CNN —For South Dakota Gov. A bipartisan group of members of Congress set up a Congressional Dog Lovers Caucus in a not so subtle dig to the South Dakota governor. Some Republicans came to her defense, like South Dakota Rep. As many questioned why she volunteered this story in her book, Noem said it demonstrates how she doesn’t run from the truth. As governor of South Dakota during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, she resisted lockdowns.
Persons: Kristi Noem, , Donald Trump’s, , Noem, Dusty Johnson, Dakota Sen, Mike Rounds, , ” Noem, ” Trump, Stephen Colbert, Kim Jong, Emmanuel Macron, Kim, Nikki Haley, Haley, Ian Fury, ” Fury, ” Jesse Hunt, Trump, She’s, Corey Lewandowski, That’s, ” Nancy Pallozzi, Matt Gorman, Gorman, it’d Organizations: CNN, South Dakota Gov, Cricket, The Guardian, Caucus, South Dakota Rep, Fox News, Dakota Scout, US House Armed Services Committee, North Korean, Scout, Politico, South Carolina Gov, Republicans, Republican, Republican Governors Association, National Rifle Association, Trump, Trump loyalists, Mar, California GOP, Jefferson County Republicans, Jefferson County Republican Party Locations: Dakota, America, Texas, South Dakota, California, Denver, Jefferson
Xavi was shown a red card in the second half. “The red card marked the tie. For as much as we speak [about the match], the red card marks everything. PSG manager Luis Enrique, who enjoyed two trophy-filled spells at Barcelona as a player and manager, said he thought his team would have won even without Araújo’s sending off. Obviously, the red card is a factor, but you still have to know how to play these games and not make mistakes.
Persons: Xavi, Germain, István Kovács, Barça, Ronald Araújo’s, Raphinha, Lamine Yamal, Araújo, Bradley Barcola, Kovács, Ousmane Dembélé, Hugo Pfeiffer, Kylian Mbappé, João Cancelo, clumsily, Dembélé, ” Xavi, It’s, , Robert Lewandowski’s, José Ramón, Luis Enrique, Enrique, Kylian, Juan Medina, Reuters “, Lamine, ” Enrique, Atlético Madrid Organizations: CNN —, team’s Champions League, Paris Saint, Tuesday’s, Barcelona, Barcola, PSG, ESPN, Fuente, League, Reuters, ” PSG, Borussia Dortmund, Champions League Locations: CNN — Barcelona, Paris, Romanian, Barcelona
Learn moreThe second batch of Champions League quarter-finals are live tonight and include two of the biggest teams in Europe. We've found multiple options on where to watch a free PSG vs. Barcelona live stream. Then get stuck in and enjoy this free Champions League live stream. Where to watch PSG vs. Barcelona in AustraliaThe Champions League is a Stan Sport exclusive in Australia and you can watch every game there. So, if you can get around all this, you can enjoy the best value Champions League live streams in the world.
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CNN —Some Arsenal fans might have been forgiven for waking up in a cold sweat in the nights leading up to Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old became the fastest player to score 20 Bundesliga goals, reaching the landmark in just 14 matches, well ahead of Uwe Seeler’s previous record of 21. He also has four hat-tricks to his name, something no player had previously achieved in their first Bundesliga season. Arsenal fans thought Kane should have been shown a red card in the second half. With Bayern fans banned from the match due as punishment for throwing flares onto the pitch during their side’s win against Lazio in the previous round, you could hear a pin drop inside the Emirates.
Persons: Harry Kane, Kane, Uwe Seeler’s, Seeler, Robert Lewandowski’s, David Klein, Thomas Tuchel, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer, Kane’s, , ” Tuchel, Eric Dier, Adrian Dennis, Tuchel, haven’t, , Serge Gnaby, Leroy Sané, David Raya, Leandro Trossard’s, Gabriel, William Saliba, Kieran Cleeves, It’s, Kingsley, Frenchman, ” Kane Organizations: CNN, Arsenal, Tuesday’s Champions League, Bayern Munich, Gunners, Tottenham Hotspur, Bundesliga, Reuters Bayern, Bayern, Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen, FC Saarbrücken, League, “ Arsenal, Spurs, Champions League, Getty, , Emirates, Lazio, Tottenham, TNT Sports Locations: England, London, Germany, Europe, AFP, Munich
Better tech could help workers prioritize calls, avoid logistical issues, and catch crucial details. While many people in the industry have acknowledged a need for better emergency tech, its implementation has varied across states. Anthony Mignogna, the chief of communications for Delaware County Emergency Services, recalled using the transcription service while taking a call from someone in danger. Carbyne also recently rolled out an AI-powered triage system designed to help centers prioritize calls during high-volume periods or nonemergency situations. He called on the federal government to step in to help centers access new services.
Persons: , Raquel Lewandowski, John Heinz, Lewandowski, Michael, Brian Fontes, Alex Dizengof, Anthony Mignogna, Mignogna, Carbyne, Heather Hilliard, Dizengof, it's, Karima Holmes, Fontes Organizations: Service, John, Wildlife, Association, Emergency Services, Orleans Parish Communication, Emergency Communications Center Locations: Delaware County , Pennsylvania, Tinicum, Philadelphia, Canada, Carbyne, Delaware, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Lincoln , Nebraska
The vast majority — nearly $40 million — went to law firms working on his personal legal problems. But significant portions of their donations went to law firms defending Trump in civil cases involving his real-estate empire and its top executives, including Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump. Only about $861,000 was spent on law firms working exclusively on political issues. Where there were gaps, we contacted law firms and individual lawyers who received money from the PACs. In 2021 and 2022 combined, Trump spent $16 million on legal fees through the Save America PAC.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, , MAGA, Trump's, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Stormy Daniels, Jean Carroll, Robert, Clifford S, Michael Cohen, — Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel, Frederick —, Madaio, Alina Habba, Michael Madaio, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Mary Trump, general's, Carroll, Trump —, Joe Tacopina, Chad Seigel, Christopher Kise, Jesus M, Suarez, Eli Bartov, Bryan Woolston, Silverman Thompson Slutkin, White, Evan Corcoran, Todd Blanche, Cadwalader, Taft, Blanche, Attorney Alvin Bragg's, Daniels, Susan Necheles, John Lauro, who's, Steven H, Drew Findling, Jennifer Little, Jesse R, it's, Jim, John Rowley, Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Allen Weisselberg, Weisselberg, perjured, ArentFox Schiff, Jeff McConney, Stanley Woodward, Stanley Brand, Carlos de Oliveira, John S, Irving of, Boris Epshteyn, Kenneth Chesebro, Troutman Pepper, Ivanka, Newsmax, Harmeet, Dhillon, Bradley T, Morvillo Abramowitz, David Pecker, Elkan Abramowitz, Greenberg Traurig, Ballard Spahr, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Corey Lewandowski, Robert Mueller's, Jones, Andrew Kelly, It's, Forbes, defaming Carroll, he's Organizations: Service, Trump, Save America PAC, Make, Trump Organization, Politico, Reuters, New, Associates, Democratic National Committee, The New York Times, Times, Continental LLP, Inc, AP, Attorney, Capitol, Law, Taft, Brand Woodward Law, Irving of Earth & Water Law, Ivanka Trump, Republican National Committee, Save, MAGA, Curve Solutions, National Enquirer, Republican, MAGA PAC, Bloomberg Locations: New York, Georgia, Carroll, Manhattan, Florida, York, Washington, DC, Wickersham, Attorney Alvin Bragg's Manhattan, Fulton County , Georgia, codefendants, MAGAworld, Robert Mueller's Russia
Why Eva Longoria is ‘addicted’ to padel
  + stars: | 2024-02-06 | by ( Amanda Davies | Issy Ronald | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +3 min
CNN —At first glance, padel might seem like an unusual investment for a Hollywood star like Eva Longoria. ElevenEleven Team USA, a team owned by Longoria, was participating at the event. Unlike tennis, padel is generally played in a doubles format, although the same scoring system is used in both sports. Some of the world's best padel players competed at the Hexagon Cup in Madrid. “The ownership team behind Angel City was born of that gender parity in pay,” Longoria recalled.
Persons: Eva Longoria, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Robert Lewandowski, Longoria, – padel, , Amanda Davies, ” Longoria, Guillermo Gutierrez Carrascal, Gabrielle Solis, Oscar, Natalie Portman, Angel City, “ Natalie Portman, doesn’t, “ We’re Organizations: CNN, ElevenEleven, USA, Angel City FC, Liga MX, Club Necaxa, Angel Locations: Madrid, Mexico, padel, pickleball, Los Angeles, Angel
With the 2024 presidential campaign shaping up as a likely rematch between Biden and Trump, immigration has moved to the forefront as one of the president's biggest potential liabilities. “If that bill were the law today, I’d shut down the border right now and fix it quickly,” Biden said last weekend. That was due in part to a lack of cooperation from many cities and states whose leaders opposed Trump’s immigration policies. Wayne Bowens, a 72-year-old retired real estate agent in Scottsdale, Arizona, said he's disgusted by both Biden and Trump's recent border moves. Most Republicans, 55%, say the government needs to focus on immigration in 2024, while 22% of Democrats listed immigration as a priority.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, I’d, ” Biden, Katie Hobbs, ” Hobbs, Washington “, Trump, , Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s, ” Trump, , “ Nobody, it’s, Pope Francis, Barack Obama, Angelo Fernandez Hernandez, Mike Johnson, Johnson, Biden’s, ” Fernandez Hernandez, Wayne Bowens, he's, ’ ”, Bowens, It’s, Mike Madrid, Jill Colvin, Erin Hooley, Anita Snow Organizations: Biden, Trump, Democratic, Arizona Gov, Democrat, National Guard, Nine, Republicans, U.S ., White, GOP, , Border Patrol, Republican, Associated Press Locations: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz, United States, New York, Chicago, Denver, Washington, States, Arizona , California , Colorado , Illinois, Maryland , Massachusetts , New Jersey , New York, New Mexico, Mexico, Las Vegas, U.S, Scottsdale , Arizona, “ Ukraine, Israel, California, Madrid, ” Madrid, Manchester , New Hampshire, Phoenix
CNN —Barcelona suffered its second disappointing cup defeat in as many weeks on Wednesday, falling to a 4-2 quarterfinal away loss against Athletic Bilbao in extra time. The 16-year-old set a Copa del Rey record in the process, becoming the youngest player this century to score in the competition. Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty ImagesAn upset for the La Liga leadersThis season’s surprise package in Spanish football has been Girona, which is mounting the unlikeliest of title challenges in only the club’s fourth season of La Liga football. However, the Blanquivermells will not get the chance to do the league and cup double after losing 3-2 to Mallorca on Wednesday. Mallorca, which sits 14 places and over 30 points behind Girona in La Liga, raced into a 3-0 lead at home inside the first half to stun the league leaders.
Persons: Iñaki, Nico Williams, Iñaki Williams, , Xavi, Ander Gillenea, Gorka Guruzeta volleyed, Yuri Berchiche’s, Robert Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal, Oihan Sancet, Nico, Juan Manuel Serrano Arce, Antonio Raíllo, Cristhian Stuani, Rafa Babot, Sávio Organizations: CNN — Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Bilbao, Africa, of Nations, Mozambique, Spanish, archrival Real Madrid, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Napoli, , Athletic, ” Barcelona, Getty, Barça, Copa, Rey, La Liga football, Mallorca, Wednesday, Girona Locations: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Spain, La, ” Barcelona, AFP, Girona
CNN —Real Madrid claimed its 13th Spanish Super Cup with a comprehensive 4-1 demolition of arch-rival Barcelona in El Clásico on Sunday. The result was sweet revenge for Madrid, which was defeated 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2023 edition of the tournament. “We wanted to win the final,” said Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti after the game. Real doubled its advantage three minutes later when Vinícius scored his second, sliding in to meet a low Rodrygo cross to leave Barcelona reeling. Yasser Bakhsh/Getty ImagesHowever, the moment of hope turned out to be fleeting as Vinícius completed his hat-trick only minutes later.
Persons: Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, , , Carlo Ancelotti, “ Vinícius, Atlético, Robert Lewandowski, Barça’s, Ronald Araújo, Xavi, We’ll, ” Madrid, Vinícius, phenom Jude Bellingham, Iñaki Peña, Yasser Bakhsh, Cristiano Ronaldo’s, siu, Nassr –, Cristiano, ” Vinícius, Ferran Torres, Andriy Lunin, Torres, Lunin, Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Araújo, Giuseppe Cacace, João Félix Organizations: CNN — Real Madrid, Spanish, Los, Atlético Madrid, , Vinícius, King Saud University, Madrid, Lewandowski, Real, Barcelona, La Liga, Getty Locations: Barcelona, El Clásico, Madrid, ” Barcelona, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Pedri, AFP, Bellingham, Girona
Fondation Foujita/Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris/Christie's/Bridgeman Images/Courtesy Barnes FoundationA portrait of Marie Laurencin by Man Ray, 1925. Fondation Foujita/Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris/Bridgeman Images/Courtesy Barnes Foundation"The Woman-Horse (La femme-cheval)," from 1918. Fondation Foujita/Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris/Courtesy Barnes FoundationBut as definitions of femininity have expanded in recent decades, so too has appreciation for Laurencin’s idyllic, women-only world. She often titled her portraits of women “Friends” or “Two Friends,” leaving the exact nature of their intimacy unclear. It’s almost like a radical utopia… a world of women, for women, by women,” Kang said.
Persons: peintre, modèle, Christie's, Marie Laurencin, Man Ray, CNN — Marie Laurencin’s, , Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque —, Simonetta Fraquelli, ” Fraquelli, , Laurencin, Cindy Kang, Barnes, Francisco Goya, Kang, don’t, , Académie Humbert, wasn’t, Rachel Silveri, Adrienne Monnier, airheads, Mademoiselle Chanel, — Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Paul Rosenberg —, Coco Chanel, Maud “ Emerald, Jacques Faujour, Dove ”, Nicole Groult, “ It’s, ” Kang, Natalie Clifford Barney, Gertrude Stein, Berenice Abbott, Otto von Waetjen, Guillaume Apollinaire, Suzanne Moreau, , Musée de, Herve Lewandowski, — Laurencin, Marshal Philippe Pétain, Moreau, Masahiro Takano, Albert C, hasn’t, we’ve Organizations: Foujita, Artists Rights Society, CNN, grays, Barnes Foundation, Palais, Art, Fraquelli, Groult, Museum, Marie, Marie Laurencin Museum Locations: New York, ADAGP, Paris, Philadelphia, Sapphic Paris, Spain, Musée de l'Orangerie, Vichy France, Japan, Tateshina, Japan’s Nagano, Tokyo,
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Iris Logan was having a hard time growing grass in the front yard of her St. Paul, Minnesota, home, so she covered the space with stones, statues and decorative art. Logan, 70, has been given notice to clean up the “planters, wood, metal cans, large rocks and miscellaneous debris” cited after a recent inspection, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The City Council will take up the matter Dec. 6. This also keeps the tree roots clear and provides a place to shovel snow in the winter," Rodriguez said in an email to the Pioneer Press. “The quick support from our neighbors has been a clear signal of how much this art means to our community," Lewandowski said.
Persons: — Iris Logan, . Paul, Logan, , “ I’m, ” Logan, Casey Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Justin Lewandowski, He’s, Lewandowski, It’s Organizations: PAUL, ., . Paul Pioneer Press, City Council, St, Paul Department of Safety, Pioneer Press Locations: Paul , Minnesota, Logan, Mississippi
Harry Kane continues scintillating form at Bayern Munich
  + stars: | 2023-11-13 | by ( Ben Church | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +2 min
CNN —It’s safe to say that Harry Kane is enjoying life in Germany. The England captain made his high-profile move from boyhood club Tottenham to Bayern Munich in August and he hasn’t looked back. No player has scored more after 11 Bundesliga games, with Bayern’s former talisman Robert Lewandowski holding the previous record of 16. Kane, the league’s top scorer, also has four goals in the Champions League with Bundesliga leaders Bayern yet to drop points in the group stage. “It is impressive,” Bayern Munich’s sports director Christoph Freund said, per Reuters, after Kane’s double in the team’s 4-2 win against Heidenheim.
Persons: Harry Kane, hasn’t, Robert Lewandowski, Kane, Christoph Freund, ” Kane, Alexander Hassenstein, , , Thomas Mueller, Organizations: CNN, Tottenham, Bayern Munich, Heidenheim, Bundesliga, Champions League, Bayern, League’s, Reuters, England Locations: Germany, England, , Malta, North Macedonia
"It is impressive," beamed Bayern sports director Christoph Freund after Saturday's double in their 4-2 victory over Heidenheim. Kane already has more goals after 11 Bundesliga matches than last season's top scorers had in the entire campaign. Kane has also scored four times in four Champions League group matches, with Bayern having already secured a spot in the knockout stage with two games to spare. "I believe he can do anything," said Bayern team mate Thomas Mueller. Club bosses are equally delighted with Kane's goal bonanza, saying the move was the right one for both Bayern and the title-starved Kane.
Persons: Harry Kane, Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Christoph Freund, Saturday's, Thomas Tuchel, Kane's, Thomas Mueller, Jan, Christian, Didi Hamann, Hamann, Karolos, Clare Fallon Organizations: Bayern Munich, Bayern, Tottenham Hotspur, Bundesliga, England, League's, Champions League, Saturday, Borussia Dortmund, Thomson Locations: Germany, Barcelona, Heidenheim, Darmstadt
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández is keeping his cards close to his chest before the first “clasico” of the season. They all returned to training Friday, a day before Madrid arrives with a one-point lead in the Spanish league standings. “I will play my best players, those that are 100% ready,” the Barcelona coach said. Political Cartoons View All 1223 ImagesMadrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he wasn't worried who played for Barcelona as long as Jude Bellingham was ready to go. Regardless of who plays for the host team, Xavi has a huge task in finding a way to stop Bellingham and Vinícius Júnior.
Persons: Xavi Hernández, Robert Lewandowksi, de Jong, Pedri González, Jules Koundé, , Ferran Torres, Carlo Ancelotti, wasn't, Jude Bellingham, Bellingham, Ancelotti, Xavi, Vinícius, ” Xavi, Ronald Araújo, De Jong, Oriol Romeu, Gavi Paéz, “ Oriol, ” Bellingham, Karim Benzema’s, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, “ Camavinga, Mendy, ” Ancelotti, Yamal, Fermín López Organizations: , Madrid, Barcelona, Braga, Champions League, Bellingham, Manchester, Xavi’s, La Masia, Shakhtar Donetsk Locations: BARCELONA, Spain, — Barcelona, Barcelona, Lewandowski, Poland, Bellingham, Manchester City, Madrid, Saudi Arabia
Xavi had to call up eight academy players for their Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, as the Catalonian side grapple with injuries to eight key players, including Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. Barca secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Shakhtar thanks to a brilliant display by 20-year-old Fermin Lopez, who is becoming a regular in the first team. It's a match in which we need to be at 100%," Xavi told a press conference on Wednesday. Real lead the LaLiga standings, level with Girona, the surprise package of the season so far, on 25 points from 10 games. Barcelona are third on 24 points, two ahead of Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand.
Persons: FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski, Pedro Nunes, Xavi Hernandez, Xavi, Robert Lewandowski, Barca, Fermin Lopez, Frenkie De Jong, Jules Kounde, Pedri, Sergi Roberto, Raphinha, Joao Felix, It's, Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Arda Gueler, Englishman Jude Bellingham, Carlo Ancelotti, Fernando Kallas, Christian Radnedge Organizations: Soccer Football, FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Estadio, FC Barcelona's, REUTERS, Rights, Real Madrid, El, Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk, Shakhtar, Lewandowski, El Clasico, Barca, Borussia Dortmund, Braga, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Thomson Locations: Porto, Portugal, Rights BARCELONA, Barcelona, Catalonian, Camp Nou, Portuguese, Girona
Oct 25 (Reuters) - First-half goals from Ferran Torres and Fermin Lopez helped Barcelona secure a 2-1 home win against Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League Group H tie on Wednesday night. The goal was initially ruled out for a hint of an offside in the build up, but a VAR check confirmed that Lopez was onside when he struck from inside the box. Barca then missed several chances to stretch out their lead, with Lopez hitting the post twice more and having two goals ruled out by VAR for tight offsides. I'm happy for the win and for helping out with a goal," man of the match Lopez told Movistar Plus. "Xavi told us that winning today would be key to get closer to securing a place in the knock-outs.
Persons: Ferran Torres, Fermin Lopez, Torres, Lopez, Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Jules Kounde, Gavi, Xavi Hernandez, Barca, Georgiy Sudakov, Xavi, Fernando Kallas, Hugh Lawson Organizations: Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League Group, FC Porto, Barca, Shakhtar, Movistar, Antwerp, Thomson Locations: Barcelona, Porto
Injuries and Clasico no excuse for Barca, says Xavi
  + stars: | 2023-10-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Oct 24 (Reuters) - Barcelona cannot use their injury crisis and their upcoming league game against Real Madrid as excuses for a poor performance in a midweek Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk, coach Xavi Hernandez warned on Tuesday. Barcelona top Champions League Group H with six points after winning their first two games without conceding a goal. Despite their more comfortable position in their Champions League group, Xavi said Wednesday's home clash with Shakhtar was vital, telling reporters: "The three points tomorrow against Shakhtar are key for our objective. "This is the Champions League, the biggest competition there is for clubs and for us getting nine points from nine is very important. "I remain optimistic that some of them will make Saturday's game (against Real)," Xavi said.
Persons: Xavi Hernandez, Portugal's Porto, Xavi, Robert Lewandowski, Sergi Roberto, Jules Kounde, Frenkie De Jong, Aadi Nair, Clare Fallon Organizations: Real Madrid, League, Shakhtar Donetsk, Barcelona, Champions League Group, Shakhtar, Real, Champions League, Thomson Locations: Barcelona, LaLiga, Girona, Bengaluru
The Spain striker was the centre of attention again when midfielder Gavi fired home four minutes after the break and another VAR offside check ensued, but this time he was in the clear and the goal was allowed to stand. Norway set up to hit Spain on the break but struggled to create much in attack as the visitors kept striker Erling Haaland shackled to reach the finals with two games to spare. A brilliant volley from Yunus Akgun just before the hour put Turkey on course for a comprehensive win against Latvia that ensured they will take their place at next year's tournament. The Turks top their group with 16 points, six points ahead of Wales and Croatia after the Welsh beat the Croats 2-1 in Cardiff to keep their qualifying hopes alive. Reporting by Philip O'Connor, Tommy Lund and Anita Kobylinska; Editing by Ken FerrisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Gavi's, Alvaro Morata, Gavi, Erling Haaland, Yunus Akgun, Cenk, Poland's, Robert Lewandowski, Ion Nicolaescu, Karol Swiderski, Philip O'Connor, Tommy Lund, Anita Kobylinska, Ken Ferris Organizations: Norway, Group, Scotland, Latvia, Turks, Welsh, Israel, Thomson Locations: Spain, Norway, Germany Turkey, Latvia, Turkey, Oslo, Kerem, Germany, Wales, Croatia, Cardiff, Switzerland, Belarus, Romania, Andorra, Swiss, Pristina, Moldova, Albania, Czech Republic
"Public media are paid for with our taxes in order to give citizens access to fair information. And that's particularly important at... election time," said Joanna Krawczyk from the German Marshall Fund, a think-tank. PiS says private media outlets such as Warner Bros' (WBD.O) TVN often distort public debate by representing foreign interests. This perceived bias in public broadcasting has exacerbated political divisions in Polish society. "When she watches TVP, he goes to the kitchen."
Persons: Kacper, TVP, Szalai, RSF, Joanna Krawczyk, KRRiT, PiS, Grzegorz Lewandowski, Donald Tusk, Alan Charlish, Gareth Jones Organizations: Telewizja Polska SA, REUTERS, Sunday Government, WARSAW, Law and Justice, Media, German Marshall Fund, European Union, Civic Coalition, Reuters, Warner Bros, TVN, European Centre for Press, Media Freedom, Thomson Locations: Warsaw, Poland, TVP, Sochaczew, Hungary, Turkey, Russia
The Poles are struggling down in fourth on six points, two points behind Moldova and the Czechs with three games left. The 21,000 tickets were sold-out within a few hours for the clash at the Air Albania stadium in the capital Tirana. "We're aware of the enthusiasm of our supporters but the players know that's the external scenario, something we can't control. Since Sylvinho's debut in a hard-fought 1-0 loss away to Poland in March, Albania have had three wins and a draw. "We have to be here (in Tirana) because it is where our work will be developed," Sylvinho said.
Persons: Robert Lewandowski's Poland, Albania's, Sylvinho, Armand Duka, Pablo Zabaleta, Doriva, Duka, Gianni De Biasi, Asani, Fernando Kallas, Ken Ferris Organizations: Arsenal, Barcelona, Eagles, Moldova, Poland, Air Albania, Reuters, Albanian, League, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Olympique Lyonnais, Corinthians, Brazil, South Korean, Gwangju FC, UEFA, Thomson Locations: Albania, Czech Republic, Germany, Tirana, Moldova, Faroe Islands, Poland, France, Warsaw, Macedonia
Level-headed Xavi relishing 100th game as Barca coach
  + stars: | 2023-10-03 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Oct 3 (Reuters) - Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez is taking things in his stride with the Spanish champions as he prepares to celebrate his 100th game as their manager at Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday. The 43-year-old said that at Barca he had learned to compete in different ways and deal with things more naturally. "I have learned not to be too euphoric when things are going well or too defeatist," Xavi told a news conference on Tuesday. "There is faith, there is hope that we can be at the level required to play and coach Barca. "Many players have more years of experience, we've been working with them for longer, and (we've) have made good reinforcements".
Persons: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, Xavi, Barca, Marc, Andre, Ter Stegen, Robert, Lewandowski, Gundogan, Alejandro, Balde, Fermin, Lopez, we've, Angelica Medina, Ken Ferris Organizations: Porto, Champions League, Barca, Antwerp, Thomson Locations: Barcelona, Europe, Mexico City
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