Man U crash out of Champions League

first_imgWOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Three-time winners Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League yesterday losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg who advanced to the round of 16 for the first time.Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th, but Naldo volleyed in the equaliser in the 14th. Vieirinha regained the lead for Wolfsburg in the 29th, before an own goal by Joshua Guilavogui in the 82nd tied the score. But two minutes later, Naldo scored his second with a header to seal Wolfsburg’s victory.The loss, coupled with PSV Eindhoven’s 2-1 home victory over CSKA Moscow, dropped United to third place in Group B, meaning that they will now play in the Europa League.Wolfsburg won the group with 12 points and PSV also advanced with 10 points, two more than United.Manchester United’s neighbours, Manchester, advanced as winners of their group with a 4-2 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.Raheem Sterling netted in the 80th and 81st minutes and Wilfried Bony scored in the 85th to spark City’s turnaround after a listless first-half performance at Etihad Stadium, where ‘Gladbach recovered from conceding early to David Silva.To qualify in first place, City also needed Juventus to lose in Sevilla. The Italian champions obliged for City, losing 1-0 in Group D.8-0 BEATING FOR MALMOIn Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 10 goals or more in the group stage of the Champions League, claiming four. Real Madrid whipped Malmo 8-0.The Portuguese striker reached 11 goals in six games, surpassing nine scored by Luiz Adriano with Shakhtar Donetsk last season. Ronaldo also scored nine times in the 2013-14 season.Ronaldo also set up two goals by Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The game meant little for Madrid because they had already secured first place in Group A.Other results: Benfica 1 Atletico Madrid 2; Paris Saint-Germain 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 0; Galatasaray 1 FC Astana 1; PSV Eindhoven 2 CSKA Moscow 1.last_img read more

The most successful fighters come from the slums: Mike Tyson

first_imgThey called him ‘the baddest man on the planet’ to up the ante ahead of a boxing bout. Many literally called Mike Tyson that name following his real life misdemeanours. But the 52 year old Tyson currently in India is fighting hard to beat his bad boy image.In Mumbai to promote a mixed martial arts league, Tyson when asked if he would make time to attend a rumoured party night with Bollywood star Salman Khan said, “I am going to the slum. I am going to no party.”Tyson’s difficult years growing up in a slum area in Brooklyn where he by his own admission was arrested multiple times as a ten year kid for drugs, thefts and crime has empathy, not sympathy for those unprivileged. Tyson would be visiting Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum locality to tap martial arts talent there. “I think the poorer you are the better boxer you are. That’s why people in the slums, those are the guys that become fighters. The most successful fighters come from the slums. All the fighters playing today come from slums. It’s some kind of institution, connection to fight,” he said.Controversial boxing legend Mike Tyson is in Mumbai to promote a mixed martial arts league. He isn’t the ‘Iron Mike’ we knew and is battling hard to beat his bad boy image.#ReporterDiary by @rkmraseshMore videos: https://t.co/FAHzdjSiWA pic.twitter.com/F7q4IEwJZrIndia Today (@IndiaToday) September 28, 2018Citing his own example of how he overcame economic hardships, Tyson emphasised how poverty potentially breeds success. “I am a slum dog. I grew up in the slum. I had an ambition that I wanted to get out of the slum. That’s why I am here talking to you guys right now,” he said. Before adding, “There’s nothing wrong with the slums. It’s just that they may have a bad time. If they work hard they can get out of the slums. I still go back to my old neighbourhood. Even though they call it a slum, I still go back to see my friends,” Tyson said.advertisementFor a troubled man who would lose his cool at drop of a hat, the Tyson one saw was in charge. His answers were short but sharp. “When you ask me about not losing, in life everybody loses at some point or the other. You lose everything in life. But when you are losing, you should never be discouraged. Keep on fighting. Keep on training. That’s what I did in life,” he said.Tyson was honest too. When asked if in hindsight, he would have taken up martial arts, he retorted, “I don’t know…they don’t pay that kind of money. I want to know about the money. Boxing is about money, fighting is about money.” The press room was laughing, Tyson was laughing too in self approval of his humour.The boxing legend later in the evening at a weighing in of martial arts league participants’ was greeted to a high pitched stage introduction. His replies were low key and unremarkable. He didn’t appear the Iron Mike we once knew. But the present day Tyson was trying to give life another chance.last_img read more