PAOK Squeaks By Panetolikos, 1-0

first_imgPAOK of Thessaloniki joined Olympiakos at the top of the Greek soccer Super League on Sept. 22 with a 1-0 win over Panetolikos.PAOK had scored 13 goals in its last three games, including six against Dinamo Minsk of Belarus in a European league game, but struggled against its Greek opponent.The win for PAOK came on a penalty kick by Robert Mak on the 36th minute, and the visitors only had one more good chance in the game, hitting the woodwork on the 64th, but were not threatened with the exception of an injury-time scare.Atromitos reacted to its 1-0 loss at OFI Crete with the sacking of manager Giorgos Paraschos on Sept. 22. Former OFI boss Sa Pinto, from Portugal, is the leading contender to take over at Peristeri.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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No paparazzi, no chaos: When England captain Eoin Morgan took a train to Birmingham ahead of World Cup semis

first_imgThe life of a celebrity brings with it the baggage of being in the public eye, more often. India captain Virat Kohli has often spoken about the need for the public to let celebrities have their personal space.Virat Kohli, among the biggest superstars in the sport, had spoken about how he enjoys doing normal things when he is overseas tours. The India captain elaborated on how doing simple things like going out for walks and enjoying a full moon with his wife Anushka Sharma gives him so much pleasure.”It’s actually the simplest thing that gives us joy purely because we are always in the public eye and we are always doing things in-front of people. To get away and not known by anyone is something that we both like,” Virat Kohli had said in an interview to Sky Sports.It’s arguably impossible for Virat Kohli to stay away from the public eye back in the country. How often have we seen India stars being mobbed at public places. Paparazzis are omnipresent as well.And that’s why seeing a superstar cricketer being able to do normal things without his personal space being invaded is a thing of rarity.England captain Eoin Morgan was spotted taking a train alone to Birmingham in the lead up to the World Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on July 11. Morgan, a celebrated cricketer in the country, was all on his own as he carried a hang luggage during his trip.Not many bothered to go up to Eoin Morgan during his solo train trip but a few Indian fans made sure they got their selfies and autographs from the left-handed batsman.advertisementJust like their captain, England nonchalantly thrashed Australia at Edgbaston, sealing their first World Cup 2019 final berth since 1992. Morgan hit the winning runs on Thursday as England gunned down a 224-run chase with ease. Jason Roy smashed 85 from 65 as England got to the target in just 32.1 overs, handing Australia their first defeat in World Cup semi-finals.England have come a long way since being eliminated in the group stages of the 2015 World Cup. the selectors showed faith in Morgan and the captain responded brilliantly by building a team that is feared by may in white-ball cricket.”If you had offered us the position to play in a final the day after we were knocked out of 2015 World Cup, I would have laughed at you,” Morgan said after thrashing Australia in the semi-final.Morgan will be keen on taking the stairs to the Lord’s balcony and ending England’s World Cup curse.Also Read | World Cup 2019 final tickets: James Neesham requests India fans to avoid profiteering from resaleAlso Read | The contradictions and chaos that shattered India’s World Cup dreamAlso See:last_img read more

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