‘Thank God for all of us’ – former River Plate goalkeeper on his penalty kick save in 2014 Copa Sudamericana semifinal against Boca Juniors

River Plate and Boca Juniors, arguably the biggest rivalry in South America, have provided plenty of breathtaking moments.

Over the last five years, the rivalry hit the national stages, with both teams meeting in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final. However, another international meeting took place in the Copa Sudamericana, equivalent to the UEFA Europa League.

In a recent interview with TyC Sports, former River Plate goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero discussed the penalty kick save in the 2014 Copa Sudamericana semifinal against Boca Juniors.

“I know the lads believe it” Pirlo remains convinced about winning the Scudetto

Andrea Pirlo has refused to give up on winning Serie A this season despite Juventus’ recent draw against Verona leaving them 10 points off the top spot with a game in hand.

Unless the two Milan sides go on a poor run of form, it is now very likely that Juventus is fighting a lost cause.

The Bianconeri have to beat teams like Verona if they are serious about winning the title.

However, they have continued to drop valuable points in those games, but Pirlo says they just take it one game at a time.

The former midfielder insisted that they are not looking at the teams above them or those below them on the league table.

All they do is focus on themselves and play one fixture after the other until the end of the campaign.

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18-Year-Old Italian Zerg, Riccardo “Reynor” Romiti, is the 2020/2021 StarCraft 2 World Champion

Italian Zerg phenom, Riccardo Romiti, better known in the community as Reynor, has won the StarCraft 2 Masters Championship at IEM Katowice. This marks the end of the 2020 StarCraft 2 tournament circuit run by ESL and is now effectively the grand finals of StarCraft 2 since Blizzard passed the reigns over to ESL.

Reynor went through a gauntlet of the world’s best players to secure his win, defeating Korean StarCraft II legends: Stats (P), Dark (Z), Maru (T), and finally Zest (P) in the grand finals. Reynor had to get a win in all three matchups in the playoffs before eventually facing off and beating Zest 4-2.

Reynor’s win is the second time a player from outside of Korea has become StarCraft 2 grand champion; the first time was when Serral won back in 2018.Read the rest

"It's cheeky"- Solskjaer makes brilliant claim after refereeing error vs Chelsea

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was clearly not impressed with the standard of officiating vs Chelsea and believes certain decisions didn’t go his team’s way due to some outside influences.

The legendary Norwegian watched on as his players dragged their feet to a drab 0-0 draw vs the Blues as their poor record vs the ‘Big Six’ continues.

United have not impressed against the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City this season, particularly in comparison to last season.

Solskjaer will hope to solve the pattern of issues soon but while he admitted his players could’ve done better in the final third, he made sure to let his unhappiness with the referee be known.

The Red Devils saw their gap to fierce rivals and league leaders City extended to all but end whatever hopes were left for a title challenge.

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(Video) Souness waxes lyrical over ‘extremely gifted’ Curtis Jones; says midfielder could have big LFC future

Curtis Jones’ performance against Sheffield United attracted praise from Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness, who stated that the youngster “could have a big part to play in Liverpool’s future”.

The 20-year-old capped off a confident outing against Chris Wilder’s side with a clinical finish inside the box to open the scoring following a poor clearance.

With injuries having robbed Jurgen Klopp of several key midfielders, including Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, the No.17 has benefitted from an opportunity for a greater number of minutes this term than would have perhaps been available in a normal season.

Nonetheless, Jones has grasped his chance firmly with both hands, with his performances deservedly attracting plaudits – long may it continue.

You can catch the clip below, courtesy of Sky Sports:

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‘Our fans want to see the big stars’ – David Beckham on the possibility of Inter Miami landing Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in the future

Heading into Inter Miami’s 2020 inaugural season, co-owner, David Beckham, wasn’t seen that often around the club. 

There was speculation on whether the 45-year-old wanted to be associated with a team that struggled to make the playoffs. Nonetheless, Beckham has removed all doubt when it comes to the commitment to the South Florida-based club.

Heading into the 2021 season, Beckham has taken a more hands-on approach in improving the Inter Miami squad. One … Read the rest

Former Ballon D’Or winner names Juventus as title winners

Ruud Gullit has claimed that Juventus will still be named champions at the end of the season, despite their current points tally.

The Old Lady currently sit 10 points below leaders Inter Milan, after the Nerazzurri secured a 3-0 win over Genoa this afternoon, but Juve have played a match less at present.

Juventus are currently dealing with an injury crisis, with at least four first-team defenders currently sidelined, as well as Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Arthur all ruled out.

These absences certainly didn’t help as we suffered with a draw away to Verona at the weekend, but Ruud Gullit isn’t ready to doubt our title credentials just yet.

“My favourite remains Juve,” Gullit, who won the Ballon D’Or after a short time with AC Milan back in 1987, explained in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport (via SempreInter). “Of course, Inter are in the lead, AC Milan … Read the rest

Scarlet Nexus for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, & Xbox One Gets More New Screenshots and Details

Scarlet Nexus director Kenji Anabuki has revealed a new batch of screenshots and details about the upcoming cross-gen JRPG by Bandai Namco.

We get to see Luka Traverse in Drive mode, and the Pyrokinesis and invisibility Struggle Arms System powers we can borrow from our companions.

The Bandeau Pendu is a quick and rather creepy Other we’ll have to face.

More images show the menu localized in Russian ad cute cat ears that we’ll be able to use to accessorize our squad.

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Man United youngster opens up on his future amid concerning rumours

Manchester United prospect James Garner has admitted he’s open-minded about his future as he continues to enjoy a successful loan spell with Nottingham Forrest.

The young midfielder is one of those expected to have a bright future and many fans see him as Michael Carrick‘s true heir.

Garner hasn’t enjoyed a proper breakthrough under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and instead has been spending his time on loan with Watford in the first half of the season and the aforementioned Nottingham Forrest in this second half.

Given United’s injury crisis in midfield with the likes of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay all out, having the 19-year-old might’ve proven useful at this time.

Fred and Nemanja Matic are the last two natural senior midfielders left and should either one pick up a knock, it could spell trouble for Solskjaer.

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Potential FSG investment deal could allow LFC to benefit from link to sports agency with host of top European talent

An intriguing thread from football finance expert Mo Chatra has revealed that Liverpool could benefit from RedBird’s “substantial stake” in sports agency Wasserman.

The investment firm is reportedly working on acquiring a 10% stake in the Reds’ owners FSG, which could have a number of benefits for the side.

The sports agency holds a range of highly-rated young stars on their books, from Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez to Dortmund starlet Gio Reyna.

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