Italian stadiums open in September

first_img Promoted ContentIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe While in Italy they are pushing to have fans in Serie A stadiums this season, or September at the latest, England are aiming for October, announced Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Football resumed all over Europe after three months of lockdown, but the games are all being played behind closed doors. As the pandemic eases in Italy, the first European country to be seriously affected, they are also calming restrictions on gatherings. Cinemas and theatres are already open, albeit with social distancing guidelines, so experts wonder why stadiums are not treated the same, especially as they are open-air venues. The Lega Serie A are pushing to have at least season ticket holders enter the stadium during the final weeks of this season. “It’s true that there will be conditions to allow a limited number of fans to enter the stadiums, but the danger would be to allow 10,000 or 12,000 spectators to enter in the same place,” said Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora yesterday. “It would be necessary to understand how to manage this flow. We are now a bit more that two weeks away from the end of the end of the championship and it would be difficult to organise this together with the Federation and the Leagues. “My commitment is to implement this plan for September.” Meanwhile, today British Prime Minister Johnson announced they hope stadiums in England will open their doors in October. “We will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadiums with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” said Johnson. “From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadiums. Again, these changes must be done in a COVID-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.” read also:Lopez: ‘Lotito runs Italian football!’ The pilot events will be two cricket friendly matches at The Oval on July 26-27, the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield on July 31 and the Goodwood horse racing festival on August 1. There would still be social distancing guidelines in these events and screening procedures at the entrance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Wenger hails resurgent Ramsey

first_imgArsene Wenger hailed the resurgence of Aaron Ramsey and Arsenal after the Welshman gave the Gunners’ boss the perfect anniversary present by inspiring them to a 2-1 victory at Swansea and sending them top of the Barclays Premier League. The win comes 17 years after Wenger succeeded Bruce Rioch as Gunners’ boss in 1996, and he admitted it made the result especially sweet. “It’s better than any cake,” he said. “The first half was difficult, Swansea played well, were sharper than us and we did not play with enough purpose. “In the second half we played in a more compact way and took advantage every time we won the ball and had the chance to counter and be dangerous. “We have seen a different Arsenal this season, we are more clinical and playing with more purpose. We hung on a bit in the last 15 minutes, but I felt we deserved to win. “It’s early stages, we have only played six games, and let’s not forget we were in a massive crisis after losing the first game as well. “But in our job the only way to respond is on the pitch and we did.” While Arsenal are enjoying a remarkable run of away success, Swansea remain without a home win since March, and manager Michael Laudrup felt a lack of concentration during a short spell in the second half had proved costly. He said: “We did well in the first half, but we defended too deep for the first goal, there were a lot of bodies but when you are that deep, one or two quality players can create a chance like they did. “We then lost our position. The players wanted to go forward immediately to get the equaliser and when you do that you leave space for Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey and you can have problems, they created a chance and scored the other. “I am disappointed that for 10-12 minutes we gave it away, we were punished in a very small period of the game.” Laudrup also defended his decision to leave record signing Wilfried Bony on the bench, despite the striker already having bagged five goals for the club. The Dane, who went with Michu up top, said: “It’s logical, we needed players in midfield. When you face Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal they have good midfield players so you need players in that area.” In-form Ramsey teed up Serge Gnabry for the 58th minute opener, before scoring his eighth goal of the season just four minutes later to seal the win and Arsenal’s 12th consecutive victory on the road in all competitions. Swansea gave as good as they got during a tight first half, and Ben Davies pulled a goal back late on, but it proved a mere consolation. Press Association Arsenal have now won nine on the trot and owner Stan Kroenke’s public backing of Wenger has proved particularly timely given how they have responded from defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day, and the clinical edge with which they dispatched a Swansea side finding some form. Ramsey was as key on this occasion as he has been throughout Arsenal’s excellent run, and his mix of poise and composure in possession was too much for Swansea to handle. Wenger hailed the attitude of the 22-year-old, particularly the way he has fought back from the horrific broken leg he suffered against Stoke in 2010. “Let’s not forget his career was disturbed by a big injury and you need to have patience,” he said. “After that people were impatient and put pressure on him when he had bad games, but I believe that was the turning point, when he was questioned. “It is always an important period in the life of a footballer. “Can you get back to basics and work harder? Or do you feel sorry for yourself and give up? “When I saw him respond how he did I always knew he could come back, that’s why I kept faith in him. He has improved his technique and does not rush his decisions, for example his goal needed a good first touch and a quick finish, and he did not rush it and showed his confidence.” last_img read more

Syracuse sweeps weekend series behind Bellefontaine’s 2 goals

first_img Published on October 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman A night after outlasting Lindenwood in overtime for its first win of the season, SU (2-3-0, 2-2-0 College Hockey America) completed the weekend series sweep with a decisive 6-3 win in which it had the shots on goal advantage of 34 to 20. Freshman forward Lauren Bellefontaine led the Orange with two goals and an assist in the victory over Lindenwood University (1-5-0, 0-2-0).Most of the game’s scoring came in the first period. Eight minutes into the game, sophomore defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo put the Orange on the board. She capitalized seven seconds into a power-play with her third goal of the year. DiGirolamo leads SU in points with six—three goals and three assists.Two minutes later, fifth-year senior Dakota Derrer made it 2-0 by scoring her first goal of the season.Syracuse’s lead was short-lived. Lindenwood responded with three minutes left in the first period with a goal from Sierra Burt and then another from Hannah Alt on a power-play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a power-play goal from Emma Polaski, her third of the season, SU took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.In the second period, the Orange pulled away. SU killed two power-plays before extending its lead to 4-2 with a goal from Bellefontaine. Later in the period, SU found its groove and attempted 13 shots in a row before Bellefontaine found the nylon again for her second goal of the night, giving SU a 5-2 cushion.After the second period, SU held a 28-12 advantage in shots on goal. Lindenwood’s goal 14 minutes into the final period made it 5-3, but could not jump-start a serious comeback effort for the Lions. SU junior Anonda Hoppner scored a short-handed empty-net goal late in the third period to secure the victory. The Orange’s goaltending situation did not get any clearer, as Welch recorded 17 saves the night after Ady Cohen allowed four goals on 12 shots. Cohen appeared to have the edge in the positional battle after a strong performance against Mercyhurst in her first career start last Saturday. Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan expects one goalie to “emerge,” but plans to play both Welch and Cohen meaningful minutes. It is unclear who Flanagan will give the nod to Tuesday when the Orange travel to Cornell University.   Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more