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What to watch in Europe's
The first trophy of the season will be handed
out Sunday at Wembley, a more familiar stadium
for Manchester United than League Cup final
The last time Southampton visited seven years ago,
it won the Football League Trophy as a third-tier side.
Now firmly established in the Premier League, the
south coast team is chasing its first major honour
since beating United in the 1976 FA Cup final.
Jose Mourinho takes charge of United in a cup final
for the first time with one eye on the more important
pursuit of England's four Champions League places.
United is sixth in the Premier League and Liverpool
can pull further ahead Monday by beating defend-
ing champion Leicester, which is hovering above the
At the top, leader Chelsea hosts Swansea and
third-place Tottenham takes on Stoke. Arsenal and
Manchester City have the weekend off because they
were to play Southampton and United, respectively.
There's a top-four meeting, and it seems the worst
possible timing for Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid hosts the second-place Catalan
club on Sunday in the midst of a four-match winning
run at home. And Barcelona's confidence has been
battered by a 4-0 humiliation at Paris Saint-Ger-
main in the Champions League and a difficult 2-1 win
over relegation-threatened Leganes on the return to
But if Luis Enrique can turn it around, the coach
could end the weekend on top with Barcelona. The
two-time defending champions are only one point
behind leader Real Madrid , which plays Sunday at
Villarreal, where it hasn't won since 2014.
Saturday's highlight is the Seville derby, with Se-
villa, three points off the lead, playing 15th-place
Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich have been the
Bundesliga's best performing teams in the month
since the winter break---advancing missions at op-
posite ends of the standings.
Their strengths will be tested on Saturday.
Hamburg has dragged itself out of the relegation
zone with a four-match unbeaten run, including im-
pressive wins over Bayer Leverkusen, Cologne and
But the team's record against Bayern is dismal, fail-
ing to beat the champions at all since 2009, with an
aggregate score in Munich of 37-3 over the last seven
visits. Although Bayern has been relying on late goals
to rack up the points, the team is five points in front.
Leipzig is also in action on Saturday, hosting Co-
logne, while third-place Borussia Dortmund visits
Freiburg. On Friday, Wolfsburg plays Werder Bremen.
A Bremen win would send Hamburg back into the
relegation zone before it plays Bayern.
Often labeled as low scoring, tactically conservative
and somewhat tedious to watch, the French league
is enjoying its most exciting season for many years.
It is thanks largely to the attacking prowess of Paris
Saint-Germain and leader Monaco, which has scored
111 goals in all competitions. Lyon and Nice are also
playing a far more enterprising brand of soccer.
PSG's 4-0 rout of Barcelona and Monaco's 5-3 loss
at Manchester City---where it led 3-2---showcased
the new energy sweeping through the French league.
Fans could be in for another scoring showcase this
weekend, with second-place PSG traveling south to
play sixth-place Marseille. Expect a passionate and
vitriolic atmosphere at Stade Velordome on Sunday,
even without PSG fans, who have been prevented from
traveling because police resources are stretched.
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, center back to camera, celebrates
scoring the opening goal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, facing camera and Paul Pogba,
right, during a Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Saint
Etienne and Manchester United at Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint Etienne,
France on Wednesday. AP PHOTO
PSG's title rivals have games against mid-table
sides. Nice hosts Montpellier on Friday and Monaco
travels to Guingamp the following day.
This weekend could be decisive in determining the
European ambitions of Atalanta and Inter Milan, who
are currently level in Europa League spots.
Atalanta's youthful, mainly-homegrown team has
greater ambitions: Champions League qualification.
And on Saturday, Atalanta takes on Napoli, which
is six points ahead in the third and final Champions
24 February 2017
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
ADVISES ON THE USE OF DRONES
The public is advised that in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil
Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regula-
tions (TTCARs), certain areas have been designated as NO FLY ZONES.
The public is strongly encouraged to avoid operating drones in those areas
as they may cause harm and injury to authorised users within the Zones.
These NO FLY ZONES are published on the TTCAA website: https://caa.
The Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) in seeking to
promote the safety and security of the public, is calling on all persons
owning or operating a drone to visit the TTCAA to have the drones regis-
tered, in accordance with TTCAR 19. The public is asked to observe the
• Drones should not be operated in any open air function or over any
mass public gathering.
400 feet above the ground.
• Drones should not be operated in a manner that may endanger
persons or property.
• Drones should not be operated within 5 kilometres from any
manned aircraft operations including the boundary of the Piarco
and ANR Robinson International Airports.
Director General of Civil Aviation (Ag.)
Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority
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