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Henry praises Monaco spirit after cup win

first_imgThierry Henry was pleased to see his Monaco side display their battling qualities as they edged into the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue.Monaco fell behind at Stade Louis II on Wednesday as Rennes netted on the half-hour mark, but the home side pulled level through Rony Lopes shortly after the break.The game finished 1-1 and, in the ensuing penalty shoot-out, Monaco found themselves at a disadvantage when Youri Tielemans failed with their second kick. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But goalkeeper Loic Badiashile proved the hero – saving three Rennes efforts before dispatching the winning kick himself as Monaco prevailed 8-7 and advanced to a last four that will be missing Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon after their shock exits at the hands of Guingamp and Strasbourg respectively. @Loic_Badiashile  pic.twitter.com/v5wXYIVWRx— AS Monaco  (@AS_Monaco) January 9, 2019″It was difficult for both teams. Rennes had the opportunity to win and so did we. Loic’s match was extraordinary and not just during the penalty session,” Henry said.”It’s been a long time since we had so few opportunities in a game. For a long time, we couldn’t find players in the spaces and the opportunity to play between the lines.”What particularly pleased me tonight is the attitude of the players who have always tried to improve.”We conceded a goal and we reacted. I liked it, and it’s very important. The fans saw a team who fought.”It is always a satisfaction as a coach to see on the pitch what we have been working on in training. We will not give up. There has been work done, and work that remains to be done.”Monaco return to Ligue 1 action and their battle to avoid relegation when they travel to Marseille on Sunday.Henry’s men are in 19th place at the moment, five points from safety after a disastrous first half of the 2018-19 campaign.Monaco have managed to win their last three games in cup competitions and supporters will now hope they can translate that form into their upcoming Ligue 1 fixtures.last_img read more

Listen To What Clemson Fans Chanted At The End Of National Title Game

first_imgA wide shot of the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Fireworks are seen during the national anthem prior to the CFP National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clemson just finished wrapping up a thorough 44-16 beatdown of Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It is the worst loss for Alabama in two decades and by far the worst in the Nick Saban era.We’ve seen Clemson take down Alabama in the championship game two times in the last three seasons. The Tigers are a legitimate powerhouse, bordering on a dynasty.As tonight’s game came to a close, Clemson fans in attendance took some time to troll the SEC some. They mocked the “S-E-C” chants.In the final seconds of the game, Clemson fans chanted “A-C-C” as they drank in the victory.ACC chants pic.twitter.com/rjMzOQAE7t— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) January 8, 2019The ACC might not have had as strong a year overall as the SEC did, but it can boast the best team in the country.We’ve now had Alabama-Clemson meetings in four-straight years. Both teams have won two.Rubber match next season?last_img read more

US warns threat in Sri Lanka still remains

The United States Government continues to assist Sri Lankan authorities in the aftermath of the horrific attacks that occurred in the country on Easter Sunday. At the request of the Sri Lankan Government, US experts are already working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on fulfilling short term, specific objectives related to the recent attacks and to bringing the perpetrators to justice. This cooperation does not indicate a larger, long term presence of US security teams in the country.The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz had said that the attacks are the work of a few individuals and not of an entire community. EXCLUSIVE: The United States has warned that the terrorist threat in Sri Lanka still remains.Nancy VanHorn, the spokesperson at the US Embassy in Colombo told the Colombo Gazette that the US believes active members of the attack group that carried out the terror attacks on Easter Sunday may still be at large. “As the (US) Ambassador has previously stated and as reflected in our travel advisory, the terrorist threat is ongoing,” the spokesperson said. The US Government said earlier that in realizing and applying improved safety mechanisms to protect Sri Lanka’s citizens from new threats, it is imperative that the Sri Lanka Government do so in ways that also protect rule of law and that do not infringe upon the human rights of individuals or groups, or limit their ability to worship, communicate and to live together in peace. (Colombo Gazette) read more