Archive | March 9, 2017

Tyrone Mings to serve five-match ban….

Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings will serve a five-match ban for violent conduct after a Football Association panel ruled he deliberately stood on the head of Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 23-year-old landed with his studs on the forward’s head during Saturday’s fiery 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. Ibrahimovic elbowed Mings shortly after, and accepted a three-match ban. Bournemouth said they are “extremely disappointed” with the FA’s decision. Speaking after Saturday’s match, Mings denied any intent. He said: “It was a good battle, you know exactly what you are going to get playing against him [Ibrahimovic]. There will be things highlighted more than others, but I enjoyed it.” Mings will miss Bournemouth’s next five league fixtures but is due to return for the match at Tottenham on Saturday, 15 April.

Barcelona does the almost impossible come back….

Luis Enrique

Barcelona made Champions League history by becoming the first team to overturn a first-leg 4-0 deficit as they knocked out Paris St-Germain to reach the quarter-finals for the 10th successive season. The Spanish champions were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute, but scored three goals in the final seven minutes in one of the greatest European ties of all time. Neymar’s free-kick and penalty followed by Sergi Roberto’s 95th-minute winner sealed victory on an incredible night at the Nou Camp. Barcelona had led 2-0 at the break courtesy of Luis Suarez’s header after just three minutes and Layvin Kurzawa’s own goal.

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