Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 13th 2017 Contents Fresh from their ball beating
in the recent CPL, Chris Gayle,
Evin Lewis and company have jetted off to England to do battle for the West Indies in
their ODI series against the Old Enemy, starting next Tuesday. Guardian Media Senior
Journalist VINODE MAMCHAN takes a look at the chances of the men in maroon
against a strong England out it starting Thursday and ending Saturday.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
round up --- 'Goals Galore'
kept up the impressive start to
his Manchester United career by
scoring the second goal in a 3 0
win over Basel on the opening
night of the Champions League
Since joining from Everton for
75 million pounds ($97 million) in
the offseason, the Belgium striker
has scored in the UEFA Super
Cup on his competitive debut,
two goals on his irst start in the
Premier League, and now on his
irst appearance in the Champi-
ons League group stage.
Marouane Fellaini, on as a
19th-minute substitute for the
injured Paul Pogba, opened the
scoring with a close-range header
in the 35th before Lukaku climbed
between two defenders to nod
home in the 53rd. It was Lukaku's
sixth goal in six appearances for
Substitute Marcus Rashford
completed the win in the 77th
minute, scuf ing a shot into the
ground and over the goalkeeper.
In Spain, Lionel Messi inally
scored against goalkeeper Gi-
anluigi Buffon as Barcelona beat
Juventus 3 0 in their irst match
of the group stage.
After he had hit the post and
played a part in Ivan Rakitic's sec-
ond goal, Messi beat Buffon again
to round off the commanding
Messi's goals were his irst ever
against the 39-year-old Buffon,
who had kept him without a goal
in three previous meetings.
Ousmane Dembele, the most
expensive signing in Barcelona's
history, made his irst start for
the Catalan club. The 20-year-
old France forward helped in
Messi's goal on a counterattack
that caught Juventus' defense off-
Messi took the ball from Dem-
bele, worked a quick one-two
passing combination with Luis Su-
arez and then rolled a left-footed
shot just inside the far post.
Messi helped make it 2 0 in the
56th when his dangerous low
cross was cleared by substitute
Stefano Sturaro back to Rakitic,
who ired it home.
Messi got his double in the 66th
when he took the ball on the right
side, cut back to go around two
defenders before he left Buffon
with no chance against another
left-footed strike which smacked
the lower corner of his net.
Elsewhere, former Barca super-
star Neymar led Paris Saint-Ger-
main to an emphatic 5 0 win at
Celtic, as the French side's for-
midable attacking lineup tore the
host's defense to shreds.
The Group B match at Celtic
Park was one-sided and PSG led
3 0 at halftime with goals from
Neymar, France forward Kylian
Mbappe and Uruguay striker
Defender Mikael Lustig scored
an own goal with seven minutes
left and Cavani completed the
rout with a diving header.
PSG's attacking trident has been
nicknamed the "MCN" by French
media, a reference to the former
"MSN" Barcelona trio of Lionel
Messi, Luiz Suarez and Neymar.
And the French version was ruth-
lessly ef icient against a poor
Bayern defeated Anderlecht 3 0
in the group's other match, whilst
Davide Zappacosta scored a spec-
tacular goal and Michy Batshuayi
netted twice as Chelsea equalled
their biggest Champions League
win with a thrashing of competi-
tion debutants Qarabag.
Benfica 1 vs CSKA Moscow 2
Chelsea 6 vs FK Qarabag 0
Roma 0 vs Atlético Madrid 0
Olympiakos 2 vs Sporting Lisbon 3
Manchester United 3 vs FC Basel 0
Celtic 0 vs Paris Saint Germain 5
Bayern Munich 3 vs RSC Anderlecht 0
Barcelona 3 vs Juventus 0
Liverpool have lost their appeal over
the length of Sadio Mane's three-
match ban after he was sent off in
Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Manchester
Mane was dismissed in the 37th
minute after catching City goal-
keeper Ederson in the face with a
He will now miss Premier League
matches against Burnley and Leices-
ter, as well as a trip to the latter in
the EFL Cup.
The excessive punishment claim
was rejected following an independ-
ent regulatory commission hearing.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
said on Saturday that neither he
nor City counterpart Pep Guardiola
thought Mane should have been
Hodgson is new
Former England boss Roy Hodgson
has been named as Crystal Palace's
new manager on a two-year deal.
Hodgson replaces Frank de Boer,
who was sacked on Monday after 77
days and five matches in charge.
The 70-year-old has been out
of management since resigning as
England boss after their defeat by
Iceland at the last-16 stage of Euro
He will take charge for Palace's
Premier League game against
Southampton on Saturday at Sel-
Ray Lewington, who worked with
Hodgson at England and Fulham,
has been named as his assistant.
Hodgson, who began his play-
ing career at Palace, has previously
managed Black- burn, Fulham,
Sadio Mane of Liverpool
PICTURE GETTY IMAGES
PSG's Neymar, left, and Celtic's Olivier Ntcham, right, challenge for the ball during their Champions League match at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,
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