Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to Champions League semifinal

first_imgThey netted a goal each in a comfortable 4-1 win over Porto on Wednesday, with Virgil van Dijk also scoring as Liverpool advanced 6-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 at home.Liverpool, which lost in the final last season, will now face Barcelona, which eliminated Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate on Tuesday. Tottenham advanced on away goals despite a 4-3 loss at Manchester City in the other quarterfinal on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMané had a hat trick at the Estádio do Dragão last season, with Salah and Firmino adding a goal each. The Senegalese player led the way again this time, opening the scoring with a 26th-minute goal that was confirmed by video review after being initially disallowed for offside.Porto had started well and showed signs it might be able to reverse the first-leg deficit, but Liverpool took control after Mané’s goal and cruised to victory. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MVP performance from James Harden gives Rockets 2-0 lead over Jazz ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, third left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the Champions League quarterfinals, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal — For the second year in a row, Porto had no answer to Liverpool’s attacking trio of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.A year after the forwards scored all goals in a 5-0 rout of the Portuguese champions in the round of 16 of the Champions League, the trio combined again to lead Liverpool back to the semifinals of the European tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’center_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Firmino, who came off the bench after halftime, and Van Dijk added to the lead with late headers — in the 77th and 84th minutes. Porto’s lone goal came through a 69th-minute header by Éder Militão, a defender who is joining Real Madrid at the end of the season.Mané could have scored his second goal of the game in the 73rd but he missed an open net after dribbling past Casillas on a breakaway.Porto, which eliminated Roma in the round of 16, had won all of its four home games in the Champions League this season, outscoring opponents 11-3.It was playing in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014-15, and was trying to reach the semifinals for the first time since it won the tournament in 2004 under José Mourinho for its biggest triumph.After eliminating the Portuguese champions last season, Liverpool made it to the final and lost to Real Madrid.Porto was boosted by the return of two key players who missed the first leg because of yellow-card suspensions: captain Héctor Herrera and defender Pepe, a three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid.“The result is unfair, but these things happen in football,” Pepe said. “We had a fantastic Champions League campaign.”Klopp made a series of changes to the lineup from the first leg, revamping the midfield and using Firmino as a second-half substitute. Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We knew they wouldn’t be able to keep up the pressure of the first 30 minutes,” Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp said. “In the second half Porto’s energy levels dropped, so it was easier for us to control the game.”Liverpool had barely gotten close to Iker Casillas’s goal when Salah picked up a pass inside the area and sent a low pass to Mané, who came sliding in behind the defenders near the far post to score his 14th goal in 21 Champions League appearances.Mané looked offside at first, and few Liverpool players complained when the flag went up, but video review showed he was in legal position before making his run to the ball.“I was thinking it was offside, to be honest,” Mané said. “I was surprised.”The goal hurt Porto’s morale and the team struggled to keep pushing forward. The pace slowed significantly and Liverpool took advantage, with Salah finding the net from inside the area after a pass by Trent Alexander-Arnold on a quick counterattack in the 65th.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Green out for season

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.By putting Green on injured reserve, the winless Dolphins freed up a spot on the 53-man roster, which they used to activate receiver Kerry Reed from the practice squad. “At this point, this is the best thing for Trent and the team,” Coach Cam Cameron said in a statement. “The doctors have prescribed rest for now. No long-term decisions regarding Trent’s future have been made.” Green said he understood the Dolphins’ need to make a move. “I appreciate the way the organization has handled this,” he said in a statement. “I realize this is in the best interest of my long-term health, and I want nothing but the best for the team. “Right now I haven’t made any decisions about my future, but I talked with the Dolphins about staying involved in some capacity the rest of the season.” From news services There will be no comeback this season by Trent Green, leaving the Miami Dolphins with an uncertain quarterback situation yet again. Green was placed on injured reserve Saturday, shelving him for the rest of the season following his second severe concussion in 13 months. The 37-year-old Green said he has made no decision about playing next year. A series of test results were normal following the latest injury Oct. 7, but doctors were concerned about possible long-term effects and declined to clear him to play. Around the league 49ers: San Francisco waived linebacker Hannibal Navies and signed fullback Zak Keasey from the practice squad to the active roster before their game against the New York Giants. Navies, a nine-year pro with his fourth NFL team, started the 49ers’ last two games after Manny Lawson was lost for the season with a knee injury. But Navies was doubtful for San Francisco’s visit to New York because of a knee injury. Bills: Buffalo signed tight end Derek Schouman off the practice squad after releasing backup defensive tackle Tim Anderson. Schouman was Buffalo’s seventh-round pick out of Boise State. Colts: Wide receiver Marvin Harrison remains questionable for Indianapolis’ game against Jacksonville on Monday night because of a bruised left knee. Colts coach Tony Dungy said before practice Harrison would probably be a game-time decision in the AFC South clash between the Colts (5-0) and Jaguars (4-1). Falcons: Alge Crumpler’s chronically sore knee could sideline the four-time Pro Bowl tight end for today’s game at New Orleans. Crumpler, the Falcons’ leading receiver the last three years, has played in 40 straight games, including 39 starts, despite having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee the last two offseasons. Jets: Tight end Chris Baker won’t play in New York’s game at Cincinnati after he was downgraded from questionable to out with a back injury. Baker, who has 12 catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns, was limited in practice all week and didn’t accompany the team to Cincinnati.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

KD and Klay Thompson Waited Outside the Locker Room to Smack Talk

first_imgTalking trash is a double edged sword and Drake felt the sharp end of the blade after the Warriors took Game 2, 109 -104, to even the Finals at 1-1 in Toronto on Sunday night.Following the Golden State win, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson happily waited outside their locker room to greet teammates as they came off the floor, and to talk some revenge smack to the former Canadian child TV star turned rapper who wouldn’t shut up during Game 1.Trash talking is fun, until you get to your face rubbed in it after a loss and look like a clown. Watch Klay and KD run a little two man game on Aubrey Graham after getting the dub.“Light Work.”“Weren’t talking tonight were ya? With your bum a*s.”Klay & KD had some words for Drake as they emerged from the locker room to greet their teammates after the Game 2 victory. @kron4news #DubNation | #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hGlIM17KA2— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) June 3, 2019last_img read more