Ronaldo gets to landmark as Madrid win 2-1

first_imgMUNICH, Germany (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final yesterday, ending the German side’s tournament record of 16 straight wins at home. Ronaldo’s second-half goals saw him become the first player to score 100 goals in European club competition. The Portuguese star ensured Madrid came from behind – after Arturo Vidal’s 25th-minute header for Bayern – to put the defending champions on course to reach the semi-finals for a seventh successive year. “We are still alive,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti after losing to his former side. Bayern were without club top-scorer Robert Lewandowski after he failed to recover from a knock to his right shoulder. But they had not been beaten at home in the competition since April 2014, when they lost 4-0 to Ancelotti’s Madrid in the semi-finals. Ancelotti’s successor at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, is bidding to become the first coach to lead a side to back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Vidal sent his penalty well over the bar after Dani Carvajal was adjudged to have handled the ball. The Madrid defender was booked though TV replays showed Ribery’s shot had hit his upper body. Other quarter-final results: Atletico Madrid 1 Leicester 0; Borussia Dortmund 2 Monaco 3.last_img read more

No ‘premature title celebrations’ as Kerr urges focus

first_img“We might be two wins away from the league but to be honest, I am not thinking about the title, they (players) are not thinking about the title. We need to keep playing like we have with the same passion and enthusiasm for all the remaining seven games,” Kerr told Capital Sport.Mathare United chairman Bob Munro had to intervene to convince Francis Kimanzi to go to the stands after being sent off. PHOTO/raymond MakhayaK’Ogalo faces Mathare United on Saturday afternoon at the Thika Sub-County Stadium. Coincidentally, on the same venue on April 30, Mathare beat Gor 1-0, the last time the Green Army lost a Kenyan Premier League clash.Kerr knows it will not be a walk in the park against the Slum Boys especially with the playing surface expected to pose a huge challenge with the current rains.“Mathare is a very good team. I have watched them play and I know they pose a lot of danger. They are a team fighting relegation and that makes them a very dangerous opponent. We need to go in there with a lot of caution and above all play like we have done the past few matches,” the tactician further noted.Mathare will be under pressure as they look to climb off the relegation zone as they have 27 points, three away from safety and history will be hugely stacked against them as they play in Thika.-Head-to-head-Gor Mahia striker Meddie Kagere celebrating after scoring the opener against Tusker FC. Photo/GOR MAHIAThey have only beaten Gor twice in 17 meetings, the April win coming eight years since the last time they won against K’Ogalo.Heading into the tie, Mathare has not won over the last five games, losing three and drawing two. Another loss at the hands of the title-chasing Gor would dampen their search for a survival ticket.A win would propel them to 30 points, same as 14th placed Zoo Kericho who will still enjoy a spot above due to their goal difference. Zoo will be hosting Ulinzi Stars at their Kericho Green Stadium backyard hoping to complete a double over the soldiers after beating them 2-1 in the first leg.However, arguably the biggest battle of this weekend’s Kenyan Premier League clashes will be down at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu when Western Stima hosts Thika United in a bottom of the table cock-fight.Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti gives instructions to his team at half time during their match against AFC Leopards on September 20 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe two sides are only separated by goal difference at 16th and 17th respectively in the standings and whoever wins on Sunday will move closer to avoiding relegation.Thika are boosted with the return of defenders Collins Okumu and Sammy Mejja while striker Onwudi Chibueze has been declared 100 percent fit to come in and aid head coach Nicholas Muyoti’s low firing frontline.“Having the three players is a relief for us ahead of this very important game. It is a crucial one and for us, the remaining seven games are of life and death. We need to give 100 percent and pick every point on the way. We have faith of surviving,” Muyoti said.The first leg played at the Thika Sub-County Stadium ended 1-1 but the return leg in Kisumu is expected to be feisty.-Relegation battle-Of the last 17 meetings between the two sides, Thika has won only three while Stima have won five, the rest ending in draws. The odds will be stacked against Thika with not only their not-so-decent record against Stima, but their away record this season as well.They have failed to win any of their 14 matches away from home this season, losing nine and drawing the rest.In other fixtures to be played this weekend, AFC Leopards will face Posta Rangers at the Narok Stadium with the hope of picking three points to boost their top five ambitions.Rangers on their side go into the tie having drawn all their last five matches while their winless streak runs down to 10 games. The last time they tasted victory was a 1-0 victory over Tusker FC in August.KPL weekend fixtures;Saturday: AFC Leopards v Posta Rangers (Narok Stadium), Bandari v Sofapaka (Mbaraki Complex, Mombasa), Kariobangi Sharks v Chemelil Sugar (Kasarani Stadium), Mathare United v Gor Mahia (Thika Stadium), Zoo Kericho v Ulinzi Stars (Kericho Green Stadium).Sunday: Kakamega Homeboyz v Nakumatt (Mumias Complex), SoNy Sugar v Nzoia Sugar (Awendo), Tusker FC v Muhoroni Youth (Ruaraka), Western Stima v Thika United (Moi Stadium, Kisumu).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr conducts a training session.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13- Gor Mahia are just two wins away from a record 16th Kenyan Premier League crown with seven rounds of matches left, but for someone who has never won a league title in his entire coaching career, the excitement is miles away from jolting him into celebration.Dylan Kerr, the Gor tactician says he is not letting himself carried away and has copy-pasted the same message to his players, instead urging them to keep the focus and ensure they don’t drop the pot at the door step.last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 21/01/2013:Seniors: The senior championship is starting early this year due to the rule change by Croke Park.The weekend of the 9th/10th February has been the date confirmed to start it with the draw/format to be decided..More details will be posted when available. Farewell:The club bid farewell to Ladies chairperson Amanda O’Reilly who has decided to call it a day in London after eight years and return home to Co Tyrone. Amanda will be having a going away party in the Shawl, South Harrow on Friday 1st February were all club members are welcome to come along and give her a good send off.Also best wishes to club member Michael Keating who is off to OZ for a stint of travelling.Gerard Boyle 50th:Former club legend Ger Boyle got a pleasant shock last Saturday in his home town of Trim, Co Meath, with over a hundred family and friends waiting to surprise him for his 50th birthday party.Ger played for the club from 1986 t0 1996 and made many friends from his time here and quite a number of his former team mates made the trip to see the big man.People like Timmy Mc Bride, Ownie Bonner, Raymond Jackson, Michael Carr, Stevie Faulkner, Cormac and Rosemary Mc Garvey, Paul Hegarty, Stevie Keane, Maurice Carr, Michael Donohoe and Gerry Fowley were all on hand to offer their support and condolences. All at the club wish him a fantastic 50th and thank him for his contribution and service to the club over the years.St Bridgets Cross Making:We are having a St Bridgets cross making night on St Bridgets night fri 1st Feb at Tir Chonaill Gaels club.There is Irish stew and soda bread, Irish music from local musicians mainly TCG youth members. Fr Michael Egan is to come down and bless the rushes on the night.Colette (London School of Irish Music) has agreed to come along, she teaches a lot of the TCG children and will organise them to play some traditional music.A £5 charge for adults, children are free, proceeds will go towards ( HCPT the Pilgrmage trust ) which helps Disabled people on pilgrimage to Lourdes.Club Workshop:There will be a workshop to gather the view of all London GAA members on Saturday 26th of January not Saturday 19th as previously stated. The workshop will take place in Ruislip starting at 3pm and will run for 2-3 hours. The workshop will cover a wide range of themes, It is essential that all clubs are represented and provide an input into the Strategic Plan as this is a plan for London GAA as a whole and therefore could you please forward this email onto to all club memberStrategic Plan Themes:1. Games Schedule2. Games Coaching & Development3. Marketing & Communications4. Volunteers5. Financial Excellence6. Ground Development7. PlanningFor further details contact Mark Gottsche, Senior Games Development & Logistics ManagerLondon GAA Tel: 07872600074: Email: Gaelic Football:Any club member interested in playing Tag Gaelic football can contact club secretary Stephen Mc Loughlin or Lloyd Colfer for more details.Link: ANYBODY CAN PLAY – Any Person (Male/Female) of any Nationality over 16 who isn’t playing competitive Gaelic Football can play. Its Small-Sided Non-Contact Gaelic Football played outside on a small pitch with small goals. Click on the link above for the details and playing rules (its like Tag Rugby). We intend to run the games initially on a Saturday afternoon, with the first session on February 9th, in Greenford @ 2 pm. All are welcome – to register your interest please contact Lloyd Colfer: Development Administrator, 078 72600073.Lottery:Lotto results for 17/01/13:Jackpot £2,900, Numbers drawn 5-14-23-24No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Ambrose c/o Man of Aran, Gloria c/o British Queen, James Callaghan, TCG (online), Keano, c/o TCG.This week’s draw will take place on Thursday 24th January in the clubhouse with a jackpot of £2,950. Play online at NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more