Six Injured in Juventus Title Parade

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe bus then made its way through the throng of supporters along Via Po before finally arriving at Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where it was surrounded by a sea of fans waving flags and scarves in the colours of the club champion of Italy. In the morning, tifosi had arrived in Turin from all over Italy for this celebration which also marked Buffon’s farewell. Juventus this season won the their 34th Scudetto and 13th Italian Cup. The number 36 was held aloft on the bus by players as the club also counted the two titles of 2005 and 2006 which the club were stripped of for their role in the calciopoli match-fixing scandal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions’ victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city’s tramway, according the media reports.The team was celebrating winning their seventh straight Serie A title and fourth Italian Cup in a row with an open top bus parade through the streets of Turin. According to reports, the truck was carrying supporters from one of the team’s fan clubs and was closely following the players’ bus before becoming entangled in the electric cables of the tram. Six were injured and two will remain in hospital overnight, one being treated for concussion and the other a neck injury. One fan is reported to be a 38-year-old Italian and the second a 63-year-old Irishman. Earlier Saturday, club legend Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus, bringing the curtain down on a 17-year career as the champions enjoyed a 2-1 win over Verona. It was the first time since 2014 under Antonio Conte that Juventus’s players got to celebrate their title with their fans in the streets of Turin where they were greeted by thousands of their supporters.Coach Massimiliano Allegri this season lead the club to a fourth successive league and Cup double of his reign. But in recent years Juventus skipped the parade because they had qualified for the Champions League final in 2015 and 2017 with the European championships in 2016. On Saturday, the team left the Allianz Stadium in a fog of smoke from flares and fire crackers after being presented with the Scudetto trophy. Escorted by scooters the open top bus made its way towards the city centre along Corso Regina Margherita, one of the longest avenues in the city. Waving flags in the club colours of black and white, with beer and cigars in their hands, the players arrived at Piazza Castello, where the atmosphere hit fever pitch with songs, more fire crackers, green, white and red in the colours of Italy, or the black and white of the jersey of the champions.last_img read more

Blunt attack leaves Put scratching his head

January 10, 2020 0 Comments

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put and his assistant Stanley Okumbi at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11- Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put has admitted that with not much option available on his bench in terms of attack, the side will be hoping for luck when they play against Tanzania on Monday evening in a crucial CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.Stars have scored only one goal from open play in the opening three games of the tournament and ahead of a do or die tie against Tanzania the Belgian coach hopes that finally, the goals will come raining in. “You need quality in the team and players who can make the difference. Now we have a solid team, we have been dominating but it is a matter of the finishing. There is no medication for it. We don’t have many strikers to change and it has been very difficult. Sometimes football is about luck and I hope ours will come soon,” the coach noted.With main striker Massoud Juma out of the Tanzania game due to injury, Put only has one option of an out and out striker, Kepha Aswani who is yet to get his mark in the tournament.Put admits that the lack of options has been frustrating, but has implored on his charges to put in all their hard work against Tanzania and ensure they win to retain their hopes of making it into the semi finals.“It will be another tough match and we have to be careful for the counter because they are very dangerous. The players have to believe in themselves because in all the three games we have played, we have been the better team,” the coach said.He added; “We will definitely be under pressure because it is a must win game. Tanzania will be playing with no pressure because they are already out and that will make things difficult. We need luck on our side and we will do our best to qualify,” the tactician further said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR

December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMALIN upset the odds to knock 2012 county champions St Eunan’s out of this year’s championship on Saturday.Played in perfect conditions in Buncrana, Ireland’s most northerly GAA club came out on tops in a deserved 3-12 to 2-07 victory.In this evening’s other quarter-final clash in Convoy, Killybegs had a four point margin of victory – 2-11 to 2-07. In Buncrana the game was even for most of the first half as Lee McMonagle netted for the Letterkenny side from the penalty spot to give them an early 1-03 to 0-03 lead.Terence Doherty hit the net for Malin however to take the Inishwoen side into the lead and when Eunan’s Damien McClafferty was sent off for two yellow card offences, the momentum swung northwards.Paul McLaughlin added a second Malin goal to take his side in 2-06 to 1-03 ahead at the break.St Eunan’s knew they were facing an uphill battle just 20 seconds after the re-start when this time Stephen McLaughlin found the net for Malin’s third goal. Sean McVeigh however went up the other end to net for the Letterkenny side and with points from Donnacha Gallagher reduced the deficit to 3-09 to 2-06.Malin however weren’t to be beaten and extended their lead to win 3-12 to 2-07, an eight point victory.The first to congratulate them were the Eunan’s team and management.In Convoy Killybegs led by four points at half-time, 1-07 to 1-03, Hugh McFadden giving the fishermen the goal.A goal apiece followed in the second half but Killybegs retained the margin to win. Elsewhere’s it’s Comhghairdeas Beart. Burt are County Hurling Champions 2013. Final score at O’Donnell Park was Burt 3-13 Setanta 2-14.Setanta can be proud of their fightback in this game, losing out by just two points in the end.County Champs: Burt’s hurlersCOUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BURTKillybegs GAAMalin GAASean MacCumhails GAA notesSETANTASt Eunan’s GAAlast_img read more

NRI: Know Alls, Do Littles

December 2, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIndians have succeeded in countries ruled by whites, but failed in their own. Related Itemslast_img