Just in : Ibrahimovic to return to Milan after successful surgery

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return to the AC Milan squad following a calf muscle injury which has kept him out since the season resumed, coach Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday, describing the 38-year-old Swede as a hungry lion.

Pioli said that Ibrahimovic, who returned for a second stint in January and injured his calf in training in late May during the coronavirus stoppage, was likely to be included in the squad for the match away to lowly SPAL on Wednesday.

“Ibrahimovic is doing well. He’s a lion, he’s always hungry. He had a great training session yesterday, if he repeats that today and gives me the all clear then he’ll be in the squad,” Pioli told Milan’s television channel.

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Milan, who dropped to 14th at one point this season, have lost only two matches since the start of the year and have climbed to seventh and may be on course for a Europa League place.

Pioli was appointed in October to replace Marco Giampaolo, who was fired after only seven games of the season, and has slowly but surely begun to turn things around.

“It takes time to build a team and make it grow while implementing your own ideas. But we mustn’t look back, we have to live out these moments with full attention and intensity,” said Pioli.

“There are 30 points up for grabs for us to try and achieve our goal. Our current average of two points a game is an excellent figure. We’re hoping to keep it up, and we’re hoping that it will be enough to qualify for Europe.”

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Messi Scores his 700th Career goal

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Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal but Barcelona suffered another blow to their LaLiga title hopes after a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Messi chipped in a penalty to reach another astonishing milestone at Camp Nou but twice Atletico hit back with spot-kicks of their own, Saul Niguez converting both after Barca took an early lead through Diego Costa’s own-goal.

The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home on Wednesday, a formidable lead with five games left.

With a superior head-to-head, it would take a dramatic capitulation for Madrid not to lift the trophy from there but there is no guarantee Barcelona can finish strongly enough even to create pressure.

This was their third draw in four matches and with suggestions of disharmony between the players and coaching staff, the future of Quique Setien looks bleak too.

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Setien was asked about his job on Monday and had to play down the significance of a frank exchange of views in the dressing room following Saturday’s draw away at Celta Vigo.

Messi had also caused a stir by appearing to ignore Setien’s assistant Eder Sarabia during a water break at Vigo and on Tuesday it was impossible to ignore the contrast with Atletico’s players, who huddled around Diego Simeone while 50 metres away Setien stood alone.

At fulltime, Setien stared into space with the look of a coach that is running out of time but he had taken bold decisions, leaving €120-million signing Antoine Griezmann on the bench and handing another start to 20-year-old Riqui Puig.

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COSTA NIGHTMARE

Yet it started well for them as Costa endured a nightmare first quarter of an hour, first diverting Messi’s corner into his own net after misjudging the flight of the ball at the near post.

Then he missed a penalty, won after the excellent Yannick Carrasco left Gerard Pique for dead and then cut back inside Arturo Vidal, who stuck out a leg.

Costa’s shot was saved but VAR showed Marc-Andre ter Stegen had sprung off his line too early and Atletico were given a second chance. This time Saul took the ball and he scored the equaliser.

Messi dinked over the sliding Renan Lodi and then whistled a curling effort past the far post. His deflected free-kick forced Jan Oblak to adjust his feet and palm over.

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Finally, it was laid on a plate for him shortly after halftime. Felipe clipped Nelson Semedo and Messi, with the 700th in sight, chipped the ball delicately down the middle.

But every time Barca pulled away, Atletico pegged them back. Another penalty was awarded, again instigated by the speedy Carrasco, who made the most of the slightest tough from Semedo.

Saul took the ball again and while Ter Stegen got a hand to it, the ball squirmed into the corner.

Vidal twice went close, the second time heading wide Jordi Alba’s cross, and Thomas Lemar might even have won it for Atletico in injury-time. For Barca, the draw is damaging enough.

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“I don’t feel insecure’ Setien on his future at Barcelona

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Quique Setien was in no mood to speculate about his future after Barcelona’s latest slip up against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Catalans drew for the third time in four games, giving Real Madrid a huge advantage in the title race ahead of their game against Getafe.

“I don’t feel at all under threat,” Setien said afterwards when asked about his position.

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Looking at the result and game as a whole, Setien acknowledged that his side are struggling.

“It’s a shame,” he reflected, “we’re having more and more difficulties.

“Leaving these points behind means we’re moving further away from the title.

“But we have to keep working and Atletico are a good team.”

Riqui Puig was given a start at the Camp Nou as Setien sought to surprise Diego Simeone.

“We tried to do some different things,’ he explained.

“We thought we would benefit.

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“Atletico defend very well, close the space and commit you.”

Even despite dropping points again, Setien wasn’t overly disappointed with his players’ performances.

“I’m quite happy with them,” he said.

“It’s true that we haven’t been able to win, but at times we controlled the game well.

“It’s not easy against this team. They’re disciplined.

“I’m quite happy with my players’ work.

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Brighton 0-3 Man Utd, Match Reports, Highlights and Starting Xi

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Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes were on target as Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight games.

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Manchester United’s push for a top-four spot continued on Tuesday as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

United wasted little time stamping their authority on the game as strikes from Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes put them two up before the half-hour mark.

Greenwood was the provider for Fernandes’ second after 50 minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it eight games unbeaten in the Premier League.

Match Events

12′ CLOSE! Fernandes’ long shot hits the post

Solskjaer’s side work the ball neatly down the right-hand side before the ball is fed inside to Pogba. The Frenchman lifts his head up and slides a pass to his left for Fernandes, who strikes the post with a well-struck shot from distance.

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16′ GOAL! Brighton 0-1 Man Utd (Greenwood)

Wan-Bissaka plays a clever ball inside for Greenwood who drives at the heart of the Brighton defence. The youngster knocks the ball onto his left foot, before striking through the legs of Dunk and into the bottom right corner from the centre of the area.

21′ Fernandes’ free kick over the bar

Fernandes steps up to take the set-piece, but sends his right-footed effort wide to the left of Ryan’s goal.

29′ GOAL! Brighton 0-2 Man Utd (Bruno Fernandes)

The visitors double their lead! A one-two between Shaw and Rashford results in a low cross being poorly dealt with by Brighton. The loose ball falls to Pogba on the edge of the box, who tees it up to Fernandes, before the Portuguese international curls an effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.

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50′ GOAL! Brighton 0-3 Man Utd (Bruno Fernandes)

The away side break with real pace down the left-hand side of the field. Greenwood gets the ball under control and clips a dangerous cross in towards the back post. Fernandes arrives and volleys the delivery beyond Ryan from the middle of the box.

69′ De Gea makes a decent save

Following the water break, Brighton come out looking to force the issue. Trossard plays a forward pass to Connelly, who gets the ball out of his feet and curls one towards goal. De Gea is quickly over to his left to tip the shot over the bar when it looked destined for the top corner.

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Genoa 1-3 Juventus, Ratings, Match Reports and Starting XI

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Juventus moved four points clear of Lazio again in Serie A thanks to superb goals from Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning goal as Juventus restored their four-point lead at the top of Serie A with a 3-1 victory over struggling Genoa.

Lazio’s win over Torino had seen the gap at the top of Serie A closed to one point prior to kick-off at Stade Luigi Ferraris, but Maurizio Sarri’s side ultimately made light work of their hosts.

After a dominant first-half display failed to produce the goods, Juve made the pressure count early in the second period – Paulo Dybala opening the scoring before Ronaldo picked out the top right-hand corner of the net in sensational fashion.

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13′ CLOSE! Ronaldo’s long shot denied

Perin is forced into action again, this time with a far more spectacular stop! Ronaldo, quiet until now, unleashes a right-footed strike that looks destined for the top-right corner. The goalkeeper gets up to parry brilliantly.

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43′ NICE TRY! Ronaldo’s shot denied by Perin

Juve are back on the attack and Ronaldo works Perin! Dybala feeds his strike partner, who is wide on the right but looks to have picked out the top corner until a strong left hand turns the shot away.

50′ GOAL! Genoa 0-1 Juventus (Dybala)

Genoa had made a determined start to the second half, again flying into challenges, but Dybala has the home defence looking foolish. He dances past two challenges on the right corner of the area and can then cut inside onto his left to fire in a low shot that slips beyond Perin’s fingertips.

56′ GOAL! Genoa 0-2 Juventus (Ronaldo)

Genoa do not get out to close Ronaldo down and, from 25 yards, he lashes a right-footed drive high past Perin into the top-right corner. Juve lead 2-0 and are surely on course for another win now.

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58′ Yellow Card! Sturaro booked

Sturaro only left Juve last year but there are no friends here as the Genoa captain catches Bernardeschi with his elbow, prompting a yellow card.

73′ GOAL! Genoa 0-3 Juventus (Douglas Costa)

This is every bit as good as the first two! Juve lead 3-0 after a trio of wondergoals. Costa collects the ball on the right corner of the box, shifts left with a stepover and curls towards the top-left corner. The shot starts some way outside the post but curls magnificently to find the net. Perin is rooted.

76′ GOAL! Genoa 1-3 Juventus (Pinamonti)

With a corner only half-cleared, the striker gathers a second cross in the area and dances into space before unleashing a powerful drive high past Szczesny.

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Barca 2-2 Atletico, Title hope dented for ‘The Catalonia Giants’

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Barcelona could soon find themselves four points behind LaLiga leaders Real Madrid after being held to a 2-2 draw by Atletico Madrid.

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Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career but Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid by a pair of Saul Niguez penalties, damaging their LaLiga title defence.

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Barca’s all-time leading scorer Messi brought up the milestone at Camp Nou with a brilliant Panenka from the penalty spot as he punished Felipe for sending Nelson Semedo to ground early in the second half.

However, Saul, who first equalised in the opening period after Diego Costa’s own goal, powered home from 12 yards for the second time after Semedo caught Yannick Carrasco in the box.

Match Events

11′ OWN GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Atletico (Diego Costa)

The Catalan take the lead as Messi’s corner strikes the thigh of Costa and travels past Oblak into the net. The striker opens his legs as he tries to clear the danger, but unlike his previous attempt, it clips the back of his right thigh and speeds over the line.

16′ Penalty Missed! (Diego Costa)

Costa takes the penalty, but sees his effort saved by Ter Stegen diving low to his left. However, the referee receives a message over his communication device that the keeper was off his line before the kick was struck. Therefore the penalty will be retaken.

17′ Yellow Card! Ter Stegen booked

Ter Stegen comes off his line too early from the spot-kick and is booked by the referee. His intial save of Costa’s effort is chalked off.

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19′ Penalty Goal! Barcelona 1-1 Atletico (Saul )

Atletico opt to change their penalty taker after Costa’s miss. Saul has no problem dispatching his left-footed strike into the bottom-right corner, sending Ter Stegen the wrong way. The visitors are back in the game.

22′ CHANCE! Messi’s long shot inches wide

Messi takes possession in the right inside channel and opens up space to fire at goal on his left foot. He arcs his strike away from Oblak towards the top-left corner, but the ball hits the outside of the post and travels wide.

50′ Penalty Goal! Barcelona 2-1 Atletico (Messi)

The home side regain the lead as the Argentine scoops his strike with a panenka into the middle of the net. Oblak dives early and is powerless to prevent the strike from crossing the line. It’s a special strike for Messi – his 700th career goal.

62′ Penalty Goal! Barcelona 2-2 Atletico (Saul )

Ter Stegen is furious with himself as Saul’s strike just bursts through his hands and finds the bottom-right corner. It’s not a clean effort from the Spaniard and the Barca keeper should make the stop, but his hands are not firm enough and the ball trickles into the net.

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MP3: BLACKPINK – How You Like That | Lyrics

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BLACKPINK comes through with yet another new song titled “How You Like That


Year: 2020

Song: How You Like That

Artist: BLACKPINK

Album: N/A

Feat: N/A

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Lyrics•

[Romanized:]

BLACKPINK in your area

Boran deushi muneojeosseo
Badageul ttulko jeo jihalkkaji
Ot kkeutjarak japgettago
Jeo nopi du soneul ppeodeobwado

Dashi kamkamhan igose Light up the sky
Ni du nuneul bomyeo I’ll kiss you goodbye
Shilkeot biuseora kkoljoeunikka
Ije neohi hana dul set

Ha how you like that?
You gon’ like that that that that that
That that that that
How you like that? (Barabim barabum bumbum)
How you like that that that that that
That that that that

Now look at you now look at me
Look at you now look at me
Look at you now look at me
How you like that
Now look at you now look at me
Look at you now look at me
Look at you now look at me
How you like that

Your girl need it all and that’s a hundred
Baek gae junge baek nae mokseul weonhae
Karma come and get some
Ttakajiman eojjeol su eopjana
What’s up, I’m right back
Bangaswereul cock back
Plain Jane get hijacked
Don’t like me? Then tell me how you like that, like that


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