LNTUP 10 Hot Topics Of The Day By The Date 5th Nov 2017
1.Mikel Merino misses the Bournemouth clash.
Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino will miss Saturday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth with a lower back strain but the team have enough depth to cope with the Spaniard’s absence, manager Rafa Benitez has said.
2. 1-0 victory for Rennes.
Rennes moved up to 10th place in the French league after beating Bordeaux 1-0 at home on Friday. The goal came in the 11th minute, when Bordeaux midfielder Jeremy Toulalan tried to cut out a corner and ended up heading the ball into his own net.
3. Came from behind.
Ryad Boudebouz scored an 87th-minute equalizer as Real Betis came back from two goals down to draw with Getafe 2-2 in the La Liga on Friday.
4. Cahill’s Wc campaign on doubt.
Australia’s totemic forward Tim Cahill has not fractured his ankle but is still a doubt for next week’s first leg of the World Cup playoff against Honduras, Football Federation Australia said on Saturday. The Socceroos’ medical and coaching staff will determine Cahill’s eligibility for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Play-off.
5. Draw for Stoke City.
Peter Crouch came off the bench to deny new Leicester City manager Claude Puel the second win in a week as Stoke twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with his club in the Premier League on Saturday.
6. National call for Zaza and Florenzi.
Simone Zaza and Alessandro Florenzi are back in the Italy squad for the first time in a year, and there was also a surprise call-up for Jorghino for the World Cup playoff against Sweden.
7. Seven consecutive win for Valencia.
Valencia won its seventh straight game in the Spanish league, beating Leganes 3-0 Saturday to move within a point of leader Barcelona. Dani Parejo scored Valencia’s first goal with a well-struck free kick in the first half. Rodrigo added to the lead with a close-range header in the second, and Santi Mina sealed the win by converting a late penalty.
8. Dominating win for Liverpool.
The only member of the English Premier League’s top six in action on Saturday, Liverpool took full advantage. Juergen Klopp’s side won at West Ham 4-1 to secure successive league victories for the first time since August.
9. 100 Ligue 1 goals for Cavani.
Edinson Cavani passed 100 league goals for Paris Saint-Germain as the unbeaten leader romped over Angers 5-0 in the French league on Saturday.
10. Paco Alcacer emerged as the saviour.
Paco Alcacer enjoyed a rare outing for Barcelona by scoring twice in the club’s 2-1 La Liga win over Sevilla at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
With second-placed Valencia having strolled to a 3-0 win over Leganes and third-placed Atletico Madrid downing Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 earlier in the day, Barcelona were determined to preserve their four-point lead at the top of the standings.