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Salah targets to successful end to Liverpool’s ‘tough’ season

Mohamed Salah wants to end the Liverpool’s though season by pushing for Champions League glory.

Liverpool has performed well in last few matches that brought back the hopes for the team and fans to finish in top four in premier league.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are at seventh position in the race of premier league title. They are 5 points behind from fourth place Chelsea and 25 points behind from first place Manchester City.
Liverpool have recently beaten Wolverhampton wanderers in the premier league and Leipzig in the Champions League last 16 second leg that shown signs of getting back on track.

Despite the Red’s poor run, Mohamed Salah is joint top scorer with Harry kane on 17 in this season premier league.
His goal scoring is not suffered too badly as he is top scorer for his team and in league but he is keen to focus on how he can help the team to get back on track..


Cristiano Ronaldo takes home the player of the year for 2019-20.

On Friday, Juventus Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo named Serie A’s Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season at the Gran Gala del Calcio.
Ronaldo won the award which were voted by a panel of players, referees, coaches and journalists of Italian footballer’s association.

The Juventus striker was also voted Goal of the season for this Superb goal against Sampdoria in December 2019.

Ronaldo have performed fabulously for Juventus in last season which helped Juventus to a ninth successive Serie A title.
The Portuguese forward scored 37 goals in 46 games in all competitions.
In which 31 goals coming in the league.
He also assisted for this teammates 5 times in league matches.

“It was a strange year, a year that no one would have wanted, but on a personal and team level, it was positive, because we won the championship,” Ronaldo said.
“I am happy and lucky. Persistence, confidence, work ethic, passion — those are all the secrets that allow me to keep playing. I feel motivated and you have to be every year, otherwise you won’t manage to win at 35, 36, 37 or 40 years old.” He further quoted.


Chinese smartphone company “Vivo” will be sponsoring IPL again.

The Chinese smartphone company ‘Vivo’ is back as the title sponsor of India premier league.
After the India-China border clash, the Indian government banned all the Chinese app and products in the nation.
Following that, BCCI suspended Vivo from the title sponsorship of IPL 2020.
The sponsorship was given to Dream 11.

After a year, the Chinese company again managed to sponsor the tournament.

“Vivo is back as the title sponsor of IPL and that is very encouraging and exciting for us because IPL is the biggest property in India and is a perfect amalgamation of sports and entertainment, so we are looking forward to the 9th of April, when IPL begins,” Vivo India Director Brand Strategy Nipun Marya told PTI on Wednesday.
This year’s IPL is scheduled from 9 April to 30 May.

The IPL matches will be played across six venues, which are – Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai. The Narendra Modi Stadium will host the play-offs and the final on May 30.


Hero ISL 2020-21 Playoffs

Hero ISL League shield winners Mumbai City FC will face FC Goa in the first leg of semi-finals.
In the second game, ATK Mohun Bagan will take on NorthEast United.

Mumbai City topped the table for pretty much long time but ATK Mohun Bagan stole the spot from the Islanders.
There was a heated atmosphere between both the teams for the top spot and finally they faced each other to gain the top spot for the  AFC Champions league.

The spot was stolen by Mumbai City as they won the match by 2-0 against ATK Mohun Bagan.

As major core team of FC Goa was taken away from them since last year, they will now face Mumbai City with a new team. They are rebuilding their squad. Both the teams will face for the top spot in the Indian super league final.

Losing the Champions League spot to Mumbai city, ATK will now face NorthEast United.

NorthEast’s coach Khalid Jameel is considered as the underdog in the Indiam football when he managed Aizawl Fc to win the I-league in 2017.

Jamil has got the chance again to repeat the history by NorthEast United’s victory. By this, Jamil will not only repeat the history but also become the first Indian Manager to lift the ISL trophy.



Greatest Premier League manager – who deserves the title

After creating ‘The Greatest Squad’, from the Premier League era, the Super 6 team are on the hunt for the greatest manager.

With 21 Premier League trophies between them, Sir Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are considered among the elite managers of the Premier league era – but which one of them is the best?

Read on for our tributes to the contenders and look out for our Super6 Twitter polls to see if your pick is crowned.

Sir Alex Ferguson

The 13-time Premier League-winning manager should be a hot favourite for the poll, with his record almost untouchable. A win percentage of 65.2 per cent after 810 league matches does the talking. He demanded the best from his players and they duly delivered, earning Sir Alex Ferguson plenty of silverware – and 27 Manager of the Month awards during his illustrious managerial career.

Charlie Nicholas remembers when the Manchester United legend was ruthless with one of his star players, while underlining exactly how high his standards were as a manager.

“Eric Cantona disappointed in both legs of the Champions League semi-final against Borussia Dortmund, and I was a witness after the game when Sir Alex said there would be no way Cantona would play for United again. We all looked at him, but he could make his mind up so easily, and he knew.

“He said to us that he did not perform in both of the games where he needed him the most, and that he did not have the cutting edge he needed to win a trophy. That team kicked on yet again after that and it was the most remarkable thing I had ever seen. Eight of us were having a glass of red wine after the game, and just like that Cantona never played again. He rebuilt, and kept winning trophies.”

Where does Fergie sit in the rankings, in Nicholas’ view?

“Sir Alex Ferguson has to be top of the pile. His record is mind-blowing. The style and youngsters he created, along with the ambition he had was just fantastic.

“In the early years, he got Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister on the cheap, the same with Roy Keane. Eric Cantona was a theft! He managed to bring in these players, while planning with the likes of Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and David Beckham. When Beckham became a superstar and Cantona was becoming too hard to handle, Fergie never shirked.

“But people often forget the hardship he went through when he was on a match-by-match survival course before the Premier League came about. The likes of Viv Anderson [retiring] and Bryan Robson were leaving, so it was difficult.”

Arsene Wenger

During his last years at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger came under much scrutiny but the Frenchman brought three Premier league titles to Arsenal, as well as seven FA Cups. Replacing him is no mean feat; successor Unai Emery was relieved of his duties before Mikel Arteta arrived to try and revive the Gunners’ fortunes.

Wenger will be remembered for the ‘Invincibles’ season of 2003/04, where his Arsenal side won 26 games and drew 12 on the way to winning another title in unbeaten fashion. A great manager, with 828 Premier League matches and 476 wins under his belt, but could he surpass Fergie in the poll?

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola has not been in the Premier league for long by his fellow contenders’ standards but has an incredible resume nevertheless. The Spaniard, whose win percentage stands at 74 per cent currently, led a record-breaking Manchester City side to the 2017/18 title, breaking the 100-point mark with the last kick of the game away at Southampton.

Rather staggeringly, Manchester City accrued 198 points on their way to winning back-to-back Premier League titles, but it is not just success which Guardiola has delivered to the blue side of Manchester, insists Charlie Nicholas.

“I have always been a massive fan of Pep Guardiola,” Nicholas said..

“Pep would be third behind Sir Alex and Arsene here, but it is what he brought to the game in England that has been so special. The style he has brought has been breathtaking.

“The Spanish are tremendously humble and it might be a Barcelona trick, but Pep has been angry over certain small issues here that tell you he is not a happy winner. He did not like losing during his first year, but his style remained the same.”

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho, ‘The Special One’, won back-to-back titles with Chelsea during his first taste of the English game, before coming back once again for another Premier League title in 2014/15.

Controversy, jubilation and plenty of success, it had never been dull when Mourinho has been around.

“It is quite weird to put Jose Mourinho at number four out of these managers, as he was the ‘Special One’, and he won titles, but that is not the case anymore,” Nicholas said.

“Other managers have got a style that people applaud much more, and I think he stumbled across the 4-3-3 with Arjen Robben and Damien Duff, while inheriting a decent set up defensively with John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho during his first stint”.

Honorable mentions
Claudio Ranieri

Ranieri began his second spell in the summer of 2015 as manager of Leicester City. He went on to win the 2015–16 Premier League, after the club had narrowly avoided relegation the season prior, and was named the 2016 Premier League Manager of the Season.

Kenny Dalglish

During the 1994/95 Premier League season, he led Blackburn to the title beating Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd, just three years after he helping them gain promotion to the top-flight.


Drogba beats Ibrahimovic to be named Ligue 1’s best striker of the past 20 years

Didier Drogba has fended off competition from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be crowned the best Ligue 1 striker in the past 20 years.

The vote was held on Ligue 1’s official Twitter account, with Drogba receiving 51 per cent of the 40,094 votes that were cast.

Drogba played in Ligue 1 for three seasons, representing Guingamp between 2001 and 2003 before spending the 2003-2004 campaign with Marseille.

The 42-year-old was delighted to receive the honour and tweeted: ‘Wow what recognition from the fans, thank you for allowing me to experience these incredible emotions.

‘Great respect to all strikers who have played in the French championship.’

Drogba scored 39 goals in 80 Ligue 1 appearances but it was in the Premier League with Chelsea where he enjoyed the most success.

Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, played for Paris Saint-Germain between 2012 and 2016 and boasts an impressive record of 113 goals in 122 Ligue 1 appearances.

The Swedish striker won the league title four times in France, with Drogba not winning it at all.

In order to reach the final stage of the vote Ibrahimovic got the better of Mario Balotelli, Alexandre Lacazette, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.

Drogba, meanwhile, was selected ahead of Fernando Morientes, Alexander Frei, Karim Benzema and Pauleta.


BCCI is looking at a big revenue loss in case IPL does not take place: Treasurer Arun Dhumal

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stands to lose atleast $530 million if the Indian Premier League (IPL) is cancelled this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The 13th edition of the cash-rich tournament was scheduled to be held between March 29 and May 4 this year but it had to be postponed to April 15 after the Indian government imposed a lockdown starting from March 25.

The BCCI then had to further delay the 8-team tournament indefinitely after the lockdown was extended as the Covid-19 crisis deepened in the country.

“The BCCI is looking at a big revenue loss. In case the IPL does not take place, the loss would be close to 40 billion rupees ($530 million), or even more,” said BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal.

A cancellation of the IPL this year would mean a direct loss of Rs 3269.50 crore for Star India, the host broadcaster of Indian cricket who shelled out a whopping Rs 16,347.50 crores ($2.55 billion) for the worldwide rights of the IPL for a 5-year period from 2018 to 2022.

The BCCI office-bearers are dwelling on the possible chances of holding the tournament sometime later this year but to identify a window even for a curtailed IPL will be a herculean task thanks to a packed cricketing calendar, which is also on hold due to pandemic.

“We are not sure whether we will be able to have it this year,” Dhumal admitted. “We will only be able to figure out the exact revenue loss once we are sure of how many games we have lost.”


Aurangabad train accident: 16 migrant workers run over, probe ordered

Sixteen migrant workers were mowed down by an empty freight train in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district in the early hours of Friday. While 14 of them died on the spot, two of them later succumbed to injuries.

The workers, who were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna to board a “Shramik Special” train to return to Madhya Pradesh, were sleeping on the railway line when the mishap occurred between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Nanded Division.

Expressing grief over the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the rail accident in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Have spoken to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and he is closely monitoring the situation. All possible assistance required is being provided.”


Covid-19 Cases increasing in Aurangabad and Akola

New COVID-19 fatalities were reported from Aurangabad and Akola districts in Maharashtra on May 10 as the number of positive cases continued to surge in these districts as well as other parts of the State, including Pune and Nagpur.

Aurangabad, which has seen a dramatic rise in cases since the past week, saw its death toll rise to 13 after a 50-year-old man succumbed to the virus during treatment at a local hospital.

The district, and especially Aurangabad city, has reported a surge of more than 220 new cases over a five-day period.

In Akola district in the Amravati division, a 50-year-old woman, who had tested positive and had been admitted at a local hospital in Akola city on May 7, died during treatment on May 10 morning, taking the district’s death toll to 13.


Netflix’s “Guilty” – review

Guilty is a engaging film that revolves around a rape case investigation drama set in the backdrop of college life. It is a social drama movie as well as suspence thriller. It touched several topics like Me too moment,privileges, politics,law process, investigation, relationship.

The guessing game goes on in the movie from the beginning that who is on guilty side and who is the victim. In every few minutes, you get a hint that keeps you engaged all the time. Every character that is involved in the case put their point in front which makes the movie more interesting because you don’t know who’s telling truth and who is lying.

The screenplay of the movie is good. Director Ruchi Narain have done a good job and not for a minute you will feel like the movie is going off track. The music in the movie is not up to the marks. Good music in the movie could impact more on the Audience as it is a sensible topic.

Kiara advani has delivered a excellent performance and performed her role very well. Tahir Shabbir was great as a lawyer and delivered a sharp performance. Akansha Ranjan and gurfateh singh have done their job decently and the supporting cast were also good at their given roles.