Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final

DiegoSimeone-cropped Getty Images
Saul Franklin | 13 May, 2017, 10:32

Real Madrid and Juventus set up a mouth-watering Champions League final after getting past Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco respectively over two legs of the semi-final.

Los Blancos entered Wednesday's semi-final second leg with Atletico Madrid boasting a three-goal advantage, but that was cut to one when Atletico scored twice in the opening 16 minutes at the Vicente Calderon.

Zinedine Zidane arrived to the Real Madrid bench on January 2016 to replace Rafael Benítez, who was sacked after drawing against Valencia. "It is a club that also gave me everything", he said. I'm now the coach of Real Madrid, the club of my life, and it'll be a special final.

"I can't do anything about it now", he added.

After beating arch-rivals Atletico Madrid, this will be Real Madrid's second consecutive Champions League final. But Francisco "Isco" Alarcon netted a crucial away goal for Madrid before halftime to secure a 4-2 victory on aggregate and a spot in the final against Juventus on June 3 in Cardiff.

"Mathematically we still have a chance", said defender Nico Pareja.

"We conceded two goals but in the end we were superior". They finished as runners-up in the group, behind Dortmund who had two more points.

Judge refers theft allegations against Uber to US Attorney
The full details of Alsup's thoughts on the referral are unknown, as the relevant orders are sealed. There's one more big decision Alsup has to make, that could be coming as soon as tomorrow.

U.S. spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing
Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA floats inside the International Space Station while wearing his spacesuit. The ExPRESS Carrier Avionics supplies electricity and data connections to science experiments aboard the station.

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash
The Bartlett native blamed for crashing an Amtrak that killed eight people and injured hundreds more will now face charges. A federal judge in October approved a record $265 million settlement for the accident victims.

The Bianconeri never looked like wobbling in their quest to reach the knockout rounds, with Lyon the only side able to take points off them with a late goal in the 1-1 November draw. I'm the coach. It means that we're doing well, but it's the squad that's doing extraordinarily well.

Benzema apparently wanted to go back toward the midfield but suddenly changed direction and took the ball toward the end line, where he stopped and used a couple of quick touches to fool the defenders and get past them into the open space.

Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal remain out injured, while centre-backs Pepe and Raphael Varane are doubtful. The result ended Atletico's hopes of making it to the final for the third time in four seasons. We haven't won anything yet, but we've taken a significant step.

"I'm proud of the team, we've showed desire, character, and today, in what was a tough situation, we really saw how calm we can be. It's always hard because they have great players, not just [Francesco] Totti who I hope to be healthy so I'm near him".

"We're delighted that we've been invited", Simeone said.

No team has ever won back-to-back titles in the Champions League.

However, Simeone insists Atletico will have a bright future after leaving the Calderon. "It's a testament to the good things we've achieved in recent years".

Recommended

  • Guardiola says decisions are made on out-of-contract Manchester City stars

    Guardiola says decisions are made on out-of-contract Manchester City stars

    This season, it's been our first contact, the change of an idea. "If it doesn't happen, we're going to prepare for the play-off". The second teams in Spain, at Barcelona or Real Madrid, play in front of 40,000 people and every weekend in the second league.
    Trump Allows Russian Media To White House, Keeps US Press Out

    Trump Allows Russian Media To White House, Keeps US Press Out

    Lavrov's visit came on the heels of Trump's dismissal of James Comey from his role as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. SIEGEL: I mean so he's both - in Russian terms, he says he's a journalist working for a news agency.

    French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

    France's CAC 40 index, which last week touched the highest level since early 2008, slipped 0.8 percent to 5,391 on Monday. Helena Alves, Thomas Adamson, Philippe Sotto in Paris and Carlo Piovano in London contributed.
  • Uber-Waymo Referred For Criminal Prosecution, Private Arbitration Rejected

    Uber-Waymo Referred For Criminal Prosecution, Private Arbitration Rejected

    John Marsh, a trade secrets litigator and partner at the firm Bailey Cavalieri, said it's rare for a case like Waymo v. Unlike court proceedings, which are largely conducted in public, arbitrations take place behind closed doors.
    FBI Raids Annapolis Fundraising Firm

    FBI Raids Annapolis Fundraising Firm

    The Washington FBI office said the investigation, including the raid, is being done with "fierce coordination". The firm's vice president is former congressional aide Chip O'Neil, according to the group's website.
    N.Korea displays apparently new missiles as USA  carrier group approaches

    N.Korea displays apparently new missiles as USA carrier group approaches

    North Korea showed off its military might during a parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, in celebration of its founder's birthday. Unlike at some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be a senior Chinese official in attendance.
  • NHS Trust hit by cyber attack

    The demands for money come with a message that claims IT systems will be restored once payment has been made. In addition, multiple National Health Service trusts in England say they've been hit with ransomware.
    Title in the bag, Conte sets sights on double

    Title in the bag, Conte sets sights on double

    Chelsea matchwinner Michy Batshuayi took to Twitter to take aim at his detractors after victory over West Brom . Chelsea players celebrate their title win.
    Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

    Zidane must target domestic dominance at Real Madrid - Salgado

    This is not over, we have three more games in La Liga and then we have to think about the final". In the final 15 minutes of the first half we started to play our game. "It's been incredible .
  • Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company

    Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI bought a new stake in Snap during the first quarter valued at approximately $2,837,000. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Snap will post ($0.54) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
    Juventus take giant step towards the Champions League Final

    Juventus take giant step towards the Champions League Final

    Jardim said he expected Juve to be facing Real in Cardiff and said the Italian side would be anything but underdogs. CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte is keen to snap-up Juventus star Dani Alves after his stunning Champions League form.
    Kelly Clarkson joining 'The Voice' as coach for 14th season

    Kelly Clarkson joining 'The Voice' as coach for 14th season

    Shelton and Clarkson held a Facebook Live event on Shelton's Facebook page to reveal Clarkson's upcoming new role on The Voice . She is no stranger to musical competition shows - she won the first season of Fox's " American Idol ".

Indian industrial output rose at better-than-expected rate in March Indian industrial output rose at better-than-expected rate in March On a sequential basis, factory output for March rose to 2.7 per cent from 1.9 per cent during the month before. As part of the overhaul of industrial output data, the new series has 809 items in the manufacturing sector.

Oil price climbs as Opec offers early consensus on renewed deal World oil demand growth for 2017 was left unchanged at 1.27 million barrels per day with non-OECD countries leading the growth. The twelve member states will be joined by Russian Federation , but USA production remains a concern.

Anthem gives up Cigna bid, vows to fight on over damages Anthem gives up Cigna bid, vows to fight on over damages Anthem shot back that Cigna had no right to unilaterally pull the plug, even after the court decision blocking their tie-up. But Anthem beat Cigna to it. "That's the next big question", said Ana Gupte, an analyst at Leerink Partners.

Ebola outbreak declared after three die in Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak declared after three die in Democratic Republic of Congo Describing the outbreak as "a public health crisis of global importance", the WHO said that teams of experts from UNICEF, the U.S. The last Ebola outbreak in Congo in 2014 was quickly contained and killed 49 people, according to official figures.

Giro rider celebrates stage 'win' a lap too early Giro rider celebrates stage 'win' a lap too early Saturday's eighth stage, a 189-km ride between Molfetta and Peschici, is again likely to favour the sprint specialists. Jungels should face more of a test over the next two stages. "But Luka [Mezgec] did a great leadout, so it was ideal ".

Former Ravens' Wide Receiver Michael D. Jackson Killed in Motorcycle Accident Former Ravens' Wide Receiver Michael D. Jackson Killed in Motorcycle Accident Jackson - who led the NFL in receiving TDs in '96 - was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning in Louisiana ... Jackson played in the National Football League in the 90s for the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.

The Love Actually Cast Reunites In Red Nose Day Actually Trailer The Love Actually Cast Reunites In Red Nose Day Actually Trailer Indeed, the Love Actually cast is reuniting for a tongue-in-cheek, comedy short related to Red Nose Day , and it has a new trailer too.

Swansea boss says no room for complacency against relegated Sunderland Swansea boss says no room for complacency against relegated Sunderland Hull City visit Selhurst Park on Sunday before hosting Tottenham Hotspur in what is their last game of the season on 21 May.

Ridley Scott Seems to Be Changing His Tune on All Things Alien Ridley Scott Seems to Be Changing His Tune on All Things Alien Usually, after you try to turn around a franchise with a new movie, you're interested to see how it does before making more plans. In the movie, the pioneer spacecraft Covenant , which is carrying the settlers to the planet Oriage-6, lands on the wrong planet.

Mexico says called Trump's bluff when he eyed NAFTA exit Mexico says called Trump's bluff when he eyed NAFTA exit Philip K Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers' Association (SMA) said that Lighthizer's appointment was extremely pleasing. Lighthizer has more congressional contacts and more experience with the fine points of trade law than Navarro or Ross.

Turkey leader calls on USA to reverse decision to arm Kurds Turkey leader calls on USA  to reverse decision to arm Kurds One of the major papers in Turkey, Sozcu, has already called for the government to shutdown the USA base in retaliation. Central Command had convinced Trump's inner circle that the fight against ISIL can only be carried out with the YPG.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Supporting employees with mental health conditions Mental Health Awareness Week: Supporting employees with mental health conditions Mental health encompasses a whole host of illnesses such as depression, stress, and eating disorders to name but a few. Ferrell, Executive Director of Coronado SAFE , with a Proclamation for Mental Health Month in Coronado for May 2017.

Top intelligence chiefs accept conclusion Russian Federation hacked election Top intelligence chiefs accept conclusion Russian Federation  hacked election On Afghanistan, Coats said the situation "will very likely continue to deteriorate, even if global support is sustained". Vincent Stewart and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo at Thursday's Senate hearing.

500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal 500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal And yes, before you ask, the Live Player team has talked with Apple, and Live Player has been approved for distribution in the App Store.

Google's Fuchsia OS Could One Day Supersede Android On Your Smartphone Google's Fuchsia OS Could One Day Supersede Android On Your Smartphone The images shared by Ars Technica also show overlapping apps which could suggest a layout similar to the present one in Android . It turns out Fuchsia has come a long way from the command line form it existed in when it was first uncovered last August.