Europa League: Arsenal fight back to draw 2-2 at Liege and make Round of 32

first_imgArsenal came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Standard Liege and progress to the last 32 of the Europa League as group winners.The Gunners were all but through before kick-off, with the hosts needing to win 5-0 to prevent the visitors from going through to the knockout rounds – a result that looked even more unlikely after a first half Arsenal edged.However, Samuel Bastien put the hosts ahead just after the restart when his shot deflected off Sokratis and beyond the wrong-footed Emiliano Martinez.The goal boosted the hosts but visibly knocked the fragile confidence of the Arsenal players, who became even more nervy when Standard Liege got a second as Selim Amallah’s strike from inside the area flew into the far corner via a slight deflection off Konstantinos Mavropanos.It set things up for a tense final 20 minutes as the hosts pursued an unlikely result but Alexandre Lacazette settled the Gunners’ nerves when he converted a bullet of a header.Bukayo Saka then equalised with 10 minutes to go, curling a neat finish into the corner to secure the draw Arsenal needed to top Group F.It was perhaps a bit too much to expect Monday’s morale-boosting win at West Ham to mark an immediate upturn in Arsenal’s performances, particularly after a torrid run of nine games without victory.As was the case in London, the Gunners were below par for over an hour of this encounter and paid the price for poor defending – an area of concern for much of this season – when no players took responsibility to close down Standard Liege’s players, allowing the goalscorers to get off shots that were easily preventable.But it took going behind to spark Arsenal into life and, after weathering pressure from the hosts, a devastating three-minute spell killed off Standard Liege’s hopes of an upset.There were glimpses of what Arsenal are capable of but the fact it took falling behind for that show is something Freddie Ljungberg or a new manager will need to address quickly to prompt a more consistent run of form. Source: BBClast_img read more

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Professional tennis in phase 1: flexible, individual schedule, outside, no greetings, in your province …

first_imgThe Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) publishes this Thursday a “information ready collectively with the Greater Sports activities Council (CSD), which establishes the protocol for the return to coaching and the restart of federated {and professional} competitions” from Could 11, in the areas that enter from that day in phase 1 of the de-escalation of the state of alarm as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s topic to the well being evolution of the pandemic. Due to this fact, will probably be topic to potential sanitary reinforcement measures or last-minute adjustments that the Authorities could determine, by way of the only command established for the present state of alarm.” On this phase you may already play tennis in sports activities facilities and licensed golf equipment. It’s prohibited to play those that have been in contact with contaminated folks over the past 14 days, those that have signs, those that belong to danger teams and anybody who doesn’t have a federal license. A collection of hygiene, security and sports activities gear use measures are additionally established.Click on right here for the whole RFET information. Amongst different measures, the principle ones that have an effect on excessive stage athletes (DAN), professionals, are the versatile hours, the apply solely in the individual modality and never in doubles, the duty to play outdoor, the dedication to surrender greetings on the monitor and the mandate to not transfer exterior the province, for which they might use their very own automobiles or public transport with the compulsory use of masks. These guidelines additionally apply to technicians, who could also be current in coaching. The federated can not depart their municipality and should apply on the established occasions.last_img read more

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