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New York police arrest 25 at immigration protest in Trump Tower

NEW YORK ( ) – New York police on Thursday arrested 25 people in the lobby of Trump Tower protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration and border policies.

The demonstrators who sat in front of the elevators and chanted “no ban, no raids, no wall!” led security forces to close public accesses to the president’s signature property, a commercial and residential skyscraper where first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump stay while the president is in Washington.

As heavily armed police wearing ballistic vests stood guard blocking the entrances, other officers carried the protesters to police vans.

The building in the heart of the Fifth Avenue shopping district was also home to Trump’s campaign and has been his primary residence for years. The lobby is open to the public, though security was tightened as the 2016 campaign progressed and he was elected president.

Charges were pending, a police said in a statement.

The demonstrators wore T-shirts with slogans such as “No wall,” in reference to上海夜生活网 Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, and “No raids,” referring to U.S. arrests of suspected undocumented immigrants.

“No ban” refers to Trump’s executive orders seeking to restrict immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.

May steps down as party chief, igniting leadership race

LONDON ( ) – British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, officially triggering a contest to replace her that could see her party embrace a tougher stance on Brexit.

May announced she would step down last month after failing to deliver Britain’s departure from the European Union on time, deepening a political crisis in a divided country struggling to move on from a 2016 referendum on Brexit.

She will continue to work as prime minister until her party elects a new leader, a crowded race that will be defined by Brexit and competing approaches on how to deliver Britain’s biggest foreign policy shift in more than 40 years.

“For the remainder of her time in office, she will be building on the domestic agenda that she has put at the heart of her premiership,” her spokeswoman told reporters.

May exchanged letters with the leaders of the influential 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, according to a statement from the committee.

May, once a reluctant supporter of EU membership who emerged from the chaos after the 2016 referendum as prime minister, steps down with her central pledge – to lead Britain out of the bloc and heal the country’s divisions – unfulfilled.

Her team has been keen to shape her legacy beyond the Brexit failure, but she bequeaths to her successor a nation where traditional political divides are being eroded by strong beliefs on whether Britain should leave the EU, and how it should do so.

The contest to replace her has been heating up for weeks, with candidates arguing over the rights and wrongs of a so-called no-deal Brexit, or leaving the EU without a deal.

Official nominations will be received on Monday. The selection上海夜生活网 process should be completed by the end of July.

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Former foreign minister Boris Johnson is the favourite to win. He champions a tougher stance on Brexit, saying Britain should leave with or without a deal by the new deadline of Oct. 31. He is seeking to persuade Conservatives that he is the only candidate who could win a new national election for the Conservative Party.

Other leading contenders include the current foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, and environment minister Michael Gove, who take a less hardline stance on Brexit.

But Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator, said on Friday any new prime minister will still face the problem of what to do with the Irish border, in order to secure frictionless trade, after Britain leaves the bloc.

CalPERS chief sees volatility until Trump implements plans

SAN FRANCISCO ( ) – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s chief investment officer advised the pension fund on Monday to prepare for “greater uncertainty and volatility” until U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and Congress implement their policy plans.

Ted Eliopoulos told a meeting of the fund’s investment board that Trump’s plans would likely be “positive for growth and corporate earnings,” but “the devil will be in the details, and we don’t know the details.”

Trump has indicated he would prioritize a broad mix of policies, including tax cuts, infrastructure spending, the repeal or lessening of Dodd-Frank financial regulation, and changes to global trade arrangements.

Decisions made by the new administration and Congress will have “a significant impact on matters small and large” for CalPERS and for investors globally, Eliopoulos said during a live Webcast of the meeting, the board’s first since the U.S. presidential election last week.

But it is “much too early to talk with precision about these implications since we know very little,” Eliopoulos added.

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“We do need to be prepared to address a much different policy environment, new economic and investment challenges and opportunities and be ready to adjust, act, and govern ourselves accordingly,” said Eliopoulos.

CalPERS is the nation’s largest public pension fund with approximately $300.7 billion of total fu上海夜生活nd market value.

Republicans make gains in U.S. governors’ races

( ) – Republicans in Missouri, Vermont and New Hampshire won competitive governor’s races on Tuesday, though most of the 12 contests left power in the hands of the incumbent party.

Here are the results.

MISSOURI

In one of the year’s closest gubernatorial races, Republican former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens edged Democrat Chris Koster, the state’s attorney general. Greitens will succeed Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat who has served the maximum two terms in office.

VERMONT

Vermont elected a Republican, Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, over Democrat Sue Minter, a former state transportation secretary. Scott succeeds retiring Governor Peter Shumlin, a Democrat.

OREGON

Democratic Governor Kate Brown held off a challenge by Republican Bud Pierce, an oncologist. Brown was sworn in last year after her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, resigned in scandal. The election is for the final two years of Kitzhaber’s term.

INDIANA

Republican Eric Holcomb, the state’s lieutenant governor, beat Democrat John Gregg, a former state lawmaker. Holcomb entered the race after current Governor Mike Pence opted not to seek re-election in July when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump chose him as his vice presidential running mate.

WEST VIRGINIA

Democratic businessman Jim Justice defeated Republican state Senate President Bill Cole. Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was barred by term limits from running again.

UTAH

Incumbent Governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, won his re-election race against Democrat Mike 上海夜生活论坛Weinholtz, a healthcare executive. Herbert, who took office in 2009 after his predecessor, Jon Huntsman, resigned, won a second full term.

NORTH DAKOTA

Republican Doug Burgum, a former Microsoft Corp executive, defeated Democratic State Representative Marvin Nelson in the solidly Republican state. Governor Jack Dalrymple, a Republican who was eligible to run for re-election in 2016, declined to seek another term.

DELAWARE

Democrat John Carney, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, beat Republican Colin Bonini, a state senator. Democratic Governor Jack Markell was prohibited by term limits from running for re-election to the position he has held since 2009.

NORTH CAROLINA

Drawing national attention because of a debate over transgender rights, Republican Governor Pat McCrory is seeking a second term against Roy Cooper, a Democrat who has been the state’s attorney general since 2001. Cooper held a razor-thin lead as of Wednesday morning. McCrory told supporters tallying an unknown number of provisional ballots could take until Nov. 18.

MONTANA

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is battling Republican tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte to keep his seat. The race remained too close to call on Wednesday morning.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Republican Chris Sununu defeated Democrat Colin Van Ostern to become the state’s next governor. Both candidates had been seeking to succeed Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

WASHINGTON

Democratic Governor Jay Inslee defeated a challenge from Republican Bill Bryant, a businessman and former commissioner of the Port of Seattle.

Swiss trainmaker Stadler plans flotation as billionaire owner cuts stake

ZURICH ( ) – Switzerland’s Stadler Rail will float on the SIX Swiss Exchange in the next few months, the train builder said on T上海夜网uesday, selling shares from the 80 percent stake owned by billionaire Peter Spuhler.

The flotation is the latest ownership move in the rail industry which is going through a round of consolidation as companies bulk up to compete with China’s state-owned CRRC (601766.SS).

The planed merger between the rail operations of Germany’s Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and France’s Alstom (ALSO.PA) recently fell foul of European regulators, triggering speculation Alstom and Canada’s Bombardier (BBDb.TO) could merge.

Stadler on Tuesday said its initial public offering (IPO) was the next stage in its growth strategy which is targeting annual sales of roughly 4 billion Swiss francs ($4 billion) by 2020.

“The planned IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange is a logical next step in Stadler’s growth trajectory,” Spuhler said in a statement, noting the group had grown strongly since he acquired it in 1989 with just 18 employees.

The IPO is expected to consist entirely of shares held by Spuhler. After the transaction he will keep at least a 40 percent stake as Stadler’s largest shareholder and will continue to act as executive chairman, the company said. It has not yet put a price on the shares to be sold.

NEW ORDERS

RAG-Stiftung, which finances the cleanup of mining areas in Germany’s Ruhr and Saar regions, and Stadler staff will keep their 10 percent stakes after the IPO, it added.

Stadler also reported a rise in new orders to 4.39 billion francs during 2018. Annual revenue fell 18 percent to 2 billion francs, while operating profit fell 20 percent to 151 million.

The company, which employs around 8,500 workers, has built more than 8,000 trains since it was founded in 1942. Customers include CalTrain in the United States, Wales & Borders in Britain, and Russia’s rail company Aeroexpress that bought trains ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup to ferry visitors from airports to Moscow.

Stadler wants to increase revenue in coming years by accelerating its service business and developing new products particularly in signaling technology.

The IPO is the latest in Switzerland, which had a bumper year for flotations in 2018 including with companies such as packaging company SIG Combibloc and CEVA Logistics.

Medical device maker Medacta Group also plans an initial share offering as it seeks to boost its visibility by going public.

Credit Suisse and UBS are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners for the Stadler IPO. BNP Paribas, Citigroup and Zuercher Kantonalbank are acting as joint bookrunners and UniCredit Bank as co-lead manager, while Reichmuth & Co, St. Galler Kantonalbank and Thurgauer Kantonalbank are acting as selling agents.

($1 = 1.0004 Swiss francs)

UPDATE 2-Argentina inflation accelerates again in challenge for Macri

* February prices rise 3.8 pct vs month earlier

* Rolling 12-month inflation running at 51.3 pct

* Inflation rose almost 50 pct last year

* Central bank chief promises measures to curb inflation (Adds central bank chief comments)

BUENOS AIRES, March 14 ( ) – Argentina’s stubbornly high inflation accelerated again in February, the government said on Thursday, sparking the central bank chief to pledge new measures to rein in rising prices that have dogged the South American economy over the last year.

Inflation rose 3.8 percent in February, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) said, as President Mauricio Macri struggles to bring down prices ahead of key national elections this year.

The rise marked the second straight month where inflation has accelerated, underscoring the challenge facing Argentina’s leadership who are battling to stem a slide in the peso, rein in inflation and dig the country out of a recession.

Argentina’s central bank president Guido Sandleris held a press conference later in the day, slamming “too high” 上海夜网inflation and promising new measures to curb one of the steepest inflation rates in the world.

Sandleris said the central bank would extend its goal of zero growth in the monetary base to the end of 2019 but would not freeze the exchange rate as a measure to lower inflation.

He added a non-intervention trading band for the peso agreed with the International Monetary Fund last year would be tweaked so it depreciated more gradually than the current track.

The band, which sets an upper and lower limit for the peso to trade against the dollar, will depreciate at 1.75 percent per month starting from the second quarter versus 2 percent currently – meaning it should guide the peso lower more slowly.

The February inflation increase, the sharpest since October, took 2019 year-to-date inflation to 6.8 percent. Rolling 12-month inflation in the month was 51.3 percent, INDEC said.

Fueled by a weak peso, consumer prices in Argentina rose 47.6 percent in 2018, which analysts said was the highest annual rate in nearly three decades, hitting the country’s spenders as wage growth failed to keep apace.

Earlier this month economists raised their forecast for 2019 inflation to 31.9 percent from a previous estimate of 29.0 percent.

Preview: Burnley – Manchester United

Burnley welcome a rejuvenated Manchester United side to Turf Moor for a Premier League matchday 24 clash. After a bright start to the season, Burnley’s recent poor form in all competitions (P5, L3, D2) has found them wanting in their quest to secure a European competition slot.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Having won their last three matches and keeping clean sheets in all of these encounters, a Jose Mourinho-lead Manchester United side will definitely eye extending their good run of form.

Ashley Young, Mourinho’s trusted left-back, is back from suspension but Luke Shaw has performed well in his absence, which will leave the Portuguese with a tough decision to make. This could likely be the only change from the side that beat Stoke 3-0上海夜生活 on Monday night.

Burnley will be hoping to grind out a result here as they have not managed a win against the Red Devils in their last six PL attempts (PL, L3, D3).

Also, recent meetings between these sides have often been a feisty affair, with 29 yellow cards in their last six PL meetings (4.8 on average per game). Out of the 29 yellow cards, Burnley received a total of 17 and Man United 12.Top 5 Real Madrid players who are succeeding on a loan Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – We need to talk about the Top 5 Real Madrid players who are currently succeeding away from the club and are currently on a…

Key battles: Defender James Tarkowski (Burnley) has has won the plaudits this season. Can a rejuvenated Romelu Lukaku (United) get the better of the young centre back?

Stat attack: Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches in all competitions, while they are undefeated in their last seven PL matches.

Burnley have failed to win in their last six PL matches.

Missing players

Burnley: R. Brady (knee injury), T. Heaton (shoulder injury), J. Walters (knee injury), S. Arfield (doubtful), S. Ward (doubtful), C. Wood (doubtful)

Manchester United: E. Bailly (ankle injury), D. Blind (muscle injury), M. Carrick (injury), Z. Ibrahimovic (knee injury).

Kane: Alli thrives on jeers

The captain of Spurs and the Three Lions insisted that his team-mate is only taking positives from the crowd abuse he receives.

Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane believes that Dele Alli is the best when playing under the radar of the crowd. The English midfielder was jeered throughout the whole game as Spurs won 3-0 against Burnley on Saturday, with Alli making a rather reckless tackle early on, but receiving just a yellow card. To make things worse, the Spurs player won a penalty with what appeared to be a dive, which frustrated the Clarets’ fans even more.

However, Alli was not affected by the fact t上海夜生活论坛hat he was targeted by the crowd, and his team-mate Harry Kane insists that the midfielder only thrives on the jeers from the fans.

“I think it makes him play better,” Kane said as quoted by Goal. “You saw him against Burnley – I thought it was fantastic. He fed off the crowd.

“He was the pantomime villain out there but he got two assists – the penalty and my third goal. That’s when he’s at his best. Hopefully he continues like that.Berbatov: It’s not the right time for Pochettino to move George Patchias – Dimitar Berbatov doesn’t think it’s the right time for Mauricio Pochettino to leave Tottenham Hotspurs or for him to join the likes of Madrid…

“Dele was great. He was aggressive – we were all aggressive and that’s what we said [before the game]. We had to come out, press, make runs behind, be aggressive and brave with the ball. That’s what happened and we deserved to win.

Kane then proceeded to defend Alli, insisting that he is not only a great player, but also a great person, rubbishing the claims that the Englishman dived to win a penalty against Burnley.

“He’s a great person and he’s a great player. He’s got that aggressive side to him and that’s what makes him who he is.

“I don’t think he stepped over the mark at all against Burnley. I think the penalty was definitely a penalty, but of course away from home you always get fans getting on someone’s back and it was Dele [that time].

Allardyce insisted that he can’t influence Barkley’s future

Ross Barkley is said to leave Everton – and his manager, Sam Allardyce, insisted that the future of the young Englis上海夜生活hman is in his very own hands and it’s up to him whether he will decide to stay or to try something new.

Barkley’s contract is about to expire the upcoming summer and Sam Allardyce insisted that he wants to keep him at the club – but he also knows that he will have a very little influence on that. This decision is entirely up to the youngster and his future is insecure – Arsenal and Tottenham have been said to be interested in bringing him and they are expected to renew their interest this winter.

The former Crystal Palace coach spoke about his unclear situation as he said, according to Sky Sports: “I don’t think it’s in our hands at the minute, it’s in Ross’ hands I think. He knows the door is open if he wants to talk about staying. It’s never going to be the case where the door is going to be shut, it’s always going to be open. Whether he chooses that route or not will determine what happens. Who knows in January?”Opinion: Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – Given how much he’s been rejected by Real Madrid, we are convinced that Martin Odegaard is perfect for the Premier League.Martin Odegaard is finally…

The manager also knows that Everton have to continue working hard: “Not at all. There’s 20 games to go and 20 games where we have to try and continue our run of being undefeated if that’s possible and to try and pick up as many points as we can.”

In the end, Sam Allardyce claimed that there is still a room for improvement: “There’s no room for complacency, I said that before the Swansea game, we certainly saw that with our first-half performance when we nearly came in at one-nil down and we had not played that well. There’s still a long way for us to develop and play and get better. While the results have been the most important thing and made us very comfortable, our performances I hope are going to improve week in, week out.”

Pep denies disrespecting Spurs

The Catalan believes Pochettino simply misunderstood him.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola disagreed with Mauricio Pochettino’s statement that he disrespects Tottenham Hotspur. During a post-game interview with the Citizens boss after City’s 0-1 win over Chelsea, Pep assessed the potential title rivals by saying: “We’re in September. Chelsea won 13 games in a row last season. We have [Manchester] United and the Harry Kane team, who scores every game two or three goals.” – quoted by FourFourTwo.

It is no secret that Harry Kane has been tremendous for both club and country as he netted a total of 13 goals during September, scooping the Premier League player of the month award. Yet, Pochettino was seemingly offended by Pep’s words as he described Guardiola’s statement as ‘sad’: “I know Pep very well and when he is excited, after an amazing victory against Chelsea, sometimes he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman. The situation didn’t affect me but, in reality, it was very disrespectful for many people.” Pochettino said, according to the Guardian.

However, Guardiola has tried to make things right with Spurs boss, insisting he never meant to be disrespectful, but simply was misunderstood.

I’m disrespectful?” he responded during a press-conference as quoted by Goal.Berbatov: It’s not the right time for Pochettino to move George Patchias – Dimitar Berbatov doesn’t think it’s the right time for Mauricio Pochettino to leave Tottenham Hotspurs or for him to join the likes of Madrid…

“I think Mauricio, for the times we’ve met each other and the times I spoke with him… maybe my English is not quite well.

“I never was disrespectful for my colleague in the press conference. Never.

“When I said ‘Harry Kane’s team’ it was because of上海夜网 the fact Harry Kane was scoring a lot of goals. I know very well that Tottenham is not Harry Kane alone.”

Preview: Leicester – Manchester City

Premier League leaders Manchester City will be looking to consolidate their position today as they travel to face 12th-placed Leicester.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match: 

A revived Leicester face the runaway league leaders from Manchester in this game. The home side have found their stride and are unbeaten in their last 5 Premier League (PL) games, after suffering 4 defeats in their first 6 matches.

Manchester City are breaking records left, right and centre at the moment. Since the 5th of April, the Citizens have played 27 games, winning 20 and drawing 7! Virtually unstoppable so far in the PL, they have won 10 of 11 so far, scoring a staggering 38 goals (3.45 goals per match on average).

Although City are superior in the scored goals department, the teams share a penchant for goals in their matches – only 2 of 22 matches involving these teams have ended with under 1.5 goals.

Sergio Aguero, who recently became Manchester City’s all time top scorer, continued his fine form with another goal against Arsenal before the international break… where he scored goal no. 35 for Argentina, putting him above Diego Maradona in the national scoring charts! Naturally, he is the PL top scorer at the moment, with 8 goals.Top 5 Premier League players in September’s last weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – A fresh Premier League fixture just ended, which means we can talk about the Top 5 best playe上海夜生活网rs of September’s last weekend.After a fresh…

Just a word of warning! Aguero was hospitalised after a half-time incident during Tuesday night’s friendly with Nigeria. He has undergone medical tests and has been cleared for this game. “Sergio never lost consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks,” according to a club spokesperson.

Despite all the plaudits coming their way, City have one of the worst disciplinary records in the league so far, accruing 2 red and 20 yellow cards, a contrast to the squeaky clean Foxes, who’ve only seen 12 yellow cards all season.

Missing players

Leicester: R. Huth (ankle injury), M. James (Achilles tendon injury), Ad. Silva (unregistered)

Manchester City: B. Mendy (knee injury), N. Otamendi (suspension), V. Kompany (doubtful).

Pogba believes in Manchester United

Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba claims he would stop playing if he thought his side were unable to win the Premier League title this year

Despite their 8-point deficit to local rivals Manchester City, United still have a shot at the league title, claims Pogba.

The French midfielder returned to Old Trafford after being out for two months due to an injury he picked up against Basel in September.

Jose Mourinho’s men were not playing to the best of their knowledge without Pogba, but now that he returned, the Red Devils have defeated Newcastle United in a 4-1 game.

Despite Guardiola’s men looking unstoppable sometimes, Pogba has refused to write off his club’s chances.

“The season is very long, of course. If I don’t believe that, I’d stop playing,” Pogba told BBC Sport, when asked whether he believes in United’s chances.

“If I don’t believe we can still win the league, I better stop. I’ll leave my boots and stop playing football cause I’m a believer we keep figh上海夜网ting,” he added. Top 5 Premier League players in September’s last weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – A fresh Premier League fixture just ended, which means we can talk about the Top 5 best players of September’s last weekend.After a fresh…

Pogba’s successful return wasn’t the only good news for the Red Devils in the victory as Romelu Lukaku found the back of the net for the first time in the Premier League since a win over Crystal Palace on September 30, GOAL reports.

Pogba was happy to serve his team-mate with an assist once again and went on to praise Lukaku’s abilities.

“I come back and Romelu scores again? I like that,” the Frenchman added.

“We’ve got a lot of good players, a lot of talented players. We have to trust each other.”

The midfielder said the Belgian striker is the best in England, and United had never doubted that.

“Romelu is the best striker in the Premier League. We know his quality. We know everything. We don’t worry about him.”

“And at the end, we see the result,” Pogba concluded.

Depay: I will always be a risk-taker

Memphis Depay said he will forever be a risk-taker and his priorities are goals and assists, not defending

Lyon were beaten in this fixture last season, with the winger having a shocker, but the Dutchman will not play it safe this time around, GOAL reports.

The 23-year-old Depay made clear what his priorities are, saying he can’t be expected to excel defensively.

The Dutch winger has already scored 7 goals in 14 games this season, contributing to Lyon’s fight for a Champions League spot in Ligue 1.

Les Gones have won their last 5 games ahead of Sunday’s Rhone derby against Saint-Etienne. After the match last year, Memphis Depay came in for heavy criticism.

He was rated 2/10 in L’Equipe’s infamous player ratings and became a viral sensation for all the wrong reasons, playing a backheel pass to nobody and seeing an attempted bicycle kick shot fall flat, GOAL continues.

Although Lyon lost that game 2-0, the Dutchman won’t change his style of play as they return to Saint-Etienne.

“I take risks, sometimes I lose the ball, it happens, this is the football,” Depay told L’Equipe.Wijnaldum looking to repeat Champions League success Nedim Maric – Liverpool are the reigning winners of the Champions League. However, this isn’t stopping them for aiming to get the glory once again.After a perfect…

“If you want a left winger who plays simple, I’m not the g上海夜网ood player,” the 23-year-old added.

Depay said he sees himself as a creative player, not just an average winger.

“Of course, I can play simple, but I’m also a player who can dribble, create. If I look [at] me in the mirror, I see a creative player.”

“The coach asks me a lot of effort, and I try to do what he asks me [but] I’m not a left-back,” he said about his efforts on defense.

Depay said he focuses on what is expected of him and tries to do his best.

“The most important for me, what is expected of me, are goals and assists. For the rest, I do my best.”

The Dutchman concluded by saying he doesn’t listen to the criticism he receives on social media.

“I’ve always been criticised, but the important that’s what my team thinks. Others, I don’t care about their opinion, they speak in the void. Social networks give them a voice, but I don’t listen it.”

Preview: Everton – Lyon

Lyon and Everton have not had the best of starts in the current Europa League season. The French team are second in Group E, with two points after two rounds, while their hosts today are bottom of the group, with just one point.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Both teams are yet to register a win in this season’s Europa League (EL) campaign. Everton squandered a home lead in the previous round vs a 10-man Apollon side, and previously to that they were embarrassed by Atalanta in a 3-0 away defeat.

Lyon, still without a win, have kept the ship steady with 2 draws. A win for either team would see their chances of qualification vastly improved, especially Everton, so expect this to be a hard fought fixture as neither team will want to lose.

Everton have never previously played Lyon, and have only played 2 such games against French opposition. Everton managed a 3-0 home victory and a goalless draw away to Lille in the ‘14/’15 EL campaign.

Former Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay, may feature for Lyon as they seek to gain their 1st group victory on English soil. He may be feeling rested after only playing 30 minutes during their remarkable 3-2 victory vs Monaco last weekend.Neville displeased with Pickford’s reac上海夜生活tion Nedim Maric – Everton hosted Manchester City in a thrilling matchup where Toffees had their chances but ultimately fell to the stronger opposition.Manchester City are on a…

Lyon are unbeaten in their last 4 games, with a prolific record of 10 goals scored across said fixtures. 3 of Lyon’s last 4 games have ended with over 4.5 goals and this fixture looks to have similar potential for goals, given the pedigree of the 2 sides.

Nabil Fekir & Mariano Diaz have had the lion’s share of the goals in Ligue 1 for Lyon since losing their star man, Lacazette, to Arsenal during the summer. Both forwards sit on 7 goals each, Fekir bagged a brace against a strong Monaco side last weekend.

Missing players

Everton: R. Barkley (groin injury), Y. Bolasie (injury), R. Funes-Mori (injury), S. Coleman (doubtful), J. McCarthy (doubtful)

Lyon: P. Cheikh (doubtful), M. Diaz (doubtful), F. Mendy (doubtful).

Preview: APOEL – Dortmund

Dortmund and APOEL will both be looking to get their first points in Group H, where Tottenham and Real Madrid each have six points after the first two rounds.

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

APOEL’s best Champions League (CL) performance was when they reached the quarter-finals in 2011-12, but since then they haven’t made it beyond the group stages. APOEL have only scored in 1 of their last 10 CL group stage games.

APOEL have scored just 7 goals in 16 competitive matches against German opposition.

Dortmund have only kept 1 clean sheet in the last 8 CL away games.

This is the very 1st time Dortmund have faced opposition from Cyprus.

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Dortmund’s last 10 CL games have produced over 3.5 goals.

APOEL head coach Georgios Donis’ total European recor上海夜网d is 17 Wins, 11 Draws & 30 Losses, while

Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz has won only 1 European game in 9 in his managerial career so far.

Dortmund star Marco Reus remains sidelined with a long-term knee injury.

Missing players

APOEL: G. Efrem (injury), Z. Milanov (injury); F. Bertoglio (doubtful), V. Oliveira (doubtful).

Borussia Dortmund: E. Durm (hip injury), R. Guerreiro (Ankle injury), L. Piszczek (muscle injury), M. Reus (knee injury), S. Rode (thigh injury), A. Schurrle (thigh injury)

Ventura could not help applauding Isco

Italy lost 3-0 to Spain, but Isco’s performance left even his opponents in awe.

Italy’s manager Giampiero Ventura revealed that there was nothing he could do, but applaud Isco following the Spaniard’s sensational individual performance.

Spain won 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier at the Bernabeu on Saturday, with the Real Madrid star putting of a stunning performance during the first half. Isco’s showing was also backed by two goals and a ridiculous nutmeg against PSG midfielder Veratti.

“I could not help but applaud him when I saw him, he was a rival, but I am a lover of the beautiful things of this sport,” said Ventura after Italy’s loss, according to Goal.Top 5 best La Liga players from these mid-week fixtures Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – After the sixth fixture in the Spanish La Liga, we have to talk about the Top 5 performers from the mid-week action in Spain.The…

“It was nice to see Isco live. He is a great player who did incredible things, you just have to think about the technical manoeuvre of the nutmeg he did in midfield, he left two opponents red-faced, then in the second half between three opponents and you do a nutmeg, that means he has incredible class, obviously上海夜生活网 superior to the rest of the players.

“But not just Isco, there were other players with a lot of class too. You have to be humble to recognise it and we have to work in order to be competitive.”

Below you can see Isco’s nutmeg on Veratti.

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Lukaku would cost \u00a3150m this summer insists Mourinho

The Red Devils boss believes Neymar’s switch to Paris Saint-Germain significantly boosted all prices on the market.

Jose Mourinho admitted that he was satisfied with Manchester United’s quick work on the market, sealing all important deals early on. The Portuguese tactician revealed that the people working at the Red Devils could feel that the market would go crazy this summer, and with N上海夜生活eymar joining Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros, they were proven right.

“I think we were very clever,” he told the Times. “We thought that something could happen that could change the market forever. Normally the last part of the market is less expensive, but this season, after Neymar everything changed – and changed for the worse in terms of prices.

“I think Lukaku on August 31 would have been £150m. Matic would have been £60m or £70m.Report: Mourinho rejects several offers amid Real Madrid talk Andrew Smyth – Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down several job offers in Europe as he eyes up a potential shock return to Real Madrid.

“Lukaku and Matic, now, would have cost us £200m in total. But because we did it in the first part of the summer, it was much less. I think we did well in financial terms and well in preparation terms, getting them before the season started. That is not crucial but it is important.

“Neymar changed everything. If the biggest transfer in history had still been Pogba, I think Philippe Coutinho would now be in Barcelona at £101m.

“People look to the £200m figure now. Now the players of £20m became £40m, the players of £40m became £60m and everything changed.”

Mati\u0107 hopes to follow the steps of Vidi\u0107 in Manchester

The midfielder hopes to achieve the same level of success as his Serbian teammate Vidić.

New Manchester United signing Nemanja Matić is eager to have a fruitful career at Old Trafford, following his move from Chelsea in a transfer worth £40million. The 28-year-old played alongside Nemanja Vidic, former Manchester United captain, who won five Premier League and the Champions League during his spell in Manchester.

Speaking to MUTV, the Serbian said:

“Vidić was a great player, he was one of the players I looked to be similar to because he had a great career,

“He was the leader of our national team and it’s great to be at the same club, like him. I’ll try to do my best to repeat what he did. I know it’s going to be hard but I don’t want him to tell me one day ‘what are you doing there?’.”

Matić admits he is excited to play under José Mourinho for the second time in his career and c上海夜生活网annot wait to make his debut in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid on August 8.Report: Pallister urges United to sign Maddison. George Patchias – Former Manchester United centre-back Gary Pallister has urged his old club to sign James Maddison from Leicester City.Pallister formed the first great defensive partnership…

“I feel great. Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I’m very happy because I’m now part of this great club, this great group,” he said.

“My wish was to train with Jose and of course when you have a coach like him and a club like Manchester, you don’t need to think a lot. My decision was very easy.

“He’s a great coach. When I worked with him before, he always took the best from me and I improved a lot with him.

“When the coach wants you to come to the club, it gives you more motivation, more possibility and I will for sure give my best to show that I deserve to be at this club and part of the group.”

Mino Raiola: “Donnarumma was bullied by Milan”

The young goalkeeper has shocked AC Milan with his decision to leave the club when his contract will expire. But now, the player’s agent has spoken about some of the reasons that led his client to this decision.Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. June 19, 2017.

Mino Raiola is very well known for his negotiation tactics, and it looks like this time he has surpassed himself with handling the situation of his young client. But the agent has now spoken about what made Donnarumma decide that he won’t continue with AC Milan.

According to Raiola, Donnarumma was ready to sign a contract extension with The Rossoneri and had no intention to leave. But the “hostile environment” created by the club made the young goalkeeper change his mind.

Donnarumma’s decision not to sign a new contract took everyone by surprise and angered a lot of fans, as some have gone so far as to throw fake money at him, during Italy’s debut at the Euro U-21 Championship.

And on Sunday, the player’s agent has decided to give his opinion on the situation, in an attempt to mov上海夜网e the blame to AC Milan. Speaking to the Italian press, Raiola said: “The situation had become too violent and hostile, so there was no way out. We took a decision that we didn’t want to take.”

“It was nothing to do with money. We were threatened. Donnarumma’s family was threatened, both with not playing anymore and threatened with death. You can’t keep a player by threatening him.”Kane: Spurs out of excuses after shock Carabao Cup exit Andrew Smyth – Harry Kane concedes that Tottenham only have themselves to blame following a shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United.

“Now there is a genuine risk he could miss a year. His quality makes that improbable, but this is already on the verge of bullying.”

“We never even got to talk about money or release clauses, because we were not allowed to get that far, nor to think of what was best for Gigio.”

“He was ready to sign a new contract, there were no doubts in his mind. They forced us to abandon the negotiations because of the environment created around him.”

“I take the responsibility. They forced us. It was Milan that lost Donnarumma. He said to me, ‘honestly Mino, I don’t feel it is right to carry on negotiations when these people are insulting and threatening me and my family”

The agent blamed Milan’s director Massimiliano Mirabelli for the poor handling of the situation: “For example, there was a banner in front of the club headquarters. A club should protect its players and remove the banner. A club should support a player and encourage his career, not threaten him with having to be left in the stands.”

Thomas M\u00fcller looking to set an amazing Bayern Munich record

Six-time Bundesliga winner has set his sights on the club all-time record of eight titlesWritten by – Nikolay Nikolov, June 16, 2017.

This season Thomas Müller won his sixth Bundesliga title with his team Bayern Munich. Now, the 27-year-old is looking forward to equalizing the club record of eight上海夜网 crowns held by few of the club’s legends- Mehmet Scholl, Oliver Kahn, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm.

Müller signed for Bayern when he was just 11 years old and spent the next decade working his way to the first team. He became one of the club’s most iconic and successful players being still at the peak of his career.

His trophy winning list also includes four DFB Cups, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA World Cup and the World Cup Golden Boot.

Looking forward to break the club record, Müller couldn’t hide his desire while talking to reporters about it.Kane: Spurs out of excuses after shock Carabao Cup exit Andrew Smyth – Harry Kane concedes that Tottenham only have themselves to blame following a shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United.

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to break the record,” he admitted in a recent interview with Sport Bild. “My contract with Bayern runs until 2021. If I haven’t reached eight Bundesliga titles by then, then clearly something has gone wrong. Our opponents don’t exactly gift-wrap the title for us, but we definitely want to win it every season.”

Recently, the retiring Philipp Lahm pointed Müller as one of the likeliest candidates to succeed him as club captain.

“Normally, either Manuel Neuer or Thomas Müller will become captain,” Lahm said, after hanging up his boots in May. “Their career paths have been similar to mine. They have Bayern Munich in their hearts and are leaders on and off the pitch.”

Remarkably, Müller has missed only 18 Bundesliga games over the last eight seasons. Moreover, Bayern have never lost a league game in which he has scored.

In the 2016-17 Bundesliga campaign, he scored 5 goals and provided 12 assists.