0Shares0000Henry is still waiting for his first win as a head coach after two games in charge at Monaco © AFP / Thomas SAMSONBRUGES, Belgium, Oct 24 – An injury-hit Monaco failed to give Thierry Henry his first win as a head coach with a 1-1 Champions League draw at Club Brugge on Wednesday.Moussa Sylla raised hopes of Monaco ending an 11-match winless streak by opening the scoring just after the half-hour mark at the Jan Breydel Stadium, but Wesley struck for the Belgian champions to secure a point. “We are a little less negative than at Strasbourg,” said Henry, after a defeat by Strasbourg in his coaching bow on Saturday. “But a draw is a draw, it’s not a victory.”The principality club have now also gone 11 Champions League games without a victory since their thrilling 6-3 aggregate triumph over Borussia Dortmund in the 2016-17 quarter-finals.Henry, who took over from the sacked Leonardo Jardim earlier this month, saw his young side put in a spirited display despite being depleted by a raft of injuries, although the result leaves both sides facing elimination from Group A.“It’s not easy to get points away from home, but we’re not going to get carried away,” added the 41-year-old former Arsenal star.“They had more of the ball than we did but we were pretty solid.”Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid lead the way, five points clear of Monaco and Brugge, ahead of their meeting at Signal Iduna Park later on Wednesday.“We deserved to win, we were the better team on the pitch and we created a lot of opportunities,” bemoaned Brugge coach Ivan Leko.“On one hand I’m pleased with what my players showed, on the other I’m disappointed not to win.”Monaco will now hope it is a case of third time lucky under Henry when they host Dijon on Saturday, looking to drag themselves out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone.Henry was forced to hand a full debut to 20-year-old fourth-choice goalkeeper Loic Badiashile in West Flanders, with Danijel Subasic and Diego Benaglio out injured and Seydou Sy, who made a dreadful error at Strasbourg, not registered to play in the Champions League.– Jovetic joins injury list –Nothing was going right for Monaco’s new coach, as after Radamel Falcao had hobbled off injured on Saturday, Henry was left without a senior striker when Stevan Jovetic had to be replaced by teenager Sofiane Diop in only the 12th minute.But his fellow 18-year-old Sylla put the visitors ahead in the 32nd minute, darting onto Aleksandr Golovin’s through ball and sliding home his maiden Champions League goal.Sylla should have doubled the lead before half-time as he raced clear of home goalkeeper Karlo Letica, only to roll the ball wide of an empty net.He was made to pay just seconds later, as Brazilian forward Wesley saw his header take a big deflection off Monaco centre-back Kamil Glik and spin past the despairing dive of Badiashile.Brugge continued to create chances in the second half, but after a flowing move which sliced Monaco open, captain Ruud Vormer hacked his strike well over the crossbar.After a nervous moment when Badiashile lost possession outside his own area, Monaco went straight up the other end and nearly retook the lead when Golovin’s drive was beaten away by Letica.Henry, who was assistant coach to Roberto Martinez for Belgium during their run to the World Cup semi-finals, replaced substitute Diop with midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou in an attempt to seal a point, but they needed a massive slice of luck to escape with a draw.With Martinez watching on in the stands, 18-year-old Belgian Lois Openda wasted a glorious opportunity deep into added time, heading wide from barely two yards out with an open goal to aim at.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
#Week 1, as it usually is, was a hot mess.But there was still money to be found — especially if you went in on the Bills trifecta.This week, we have a bit more clarity in the market, but overreactions to Week 1 can provide serious value to the bettor, especially when it comes to totals.Here are my Week 2 picks: Cardinals (+13) at RavensCardinals fell behind 24-6 against Detroit and only cleaned up against a prevent defense. I do think that Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury worked …
Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Friday said that his party would contest 10 Assembly seats in Haryana and support the BJP on the other 80 seats.Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr. Athawale was here to review schemes pertaining to his Ministry.“In Haryana, we are not very strong but we want to contest at least 10 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls. We will be contesting against the Congress and by fielding our candidates, we will only be helping the BJP. Also, all our candidates who will win, would support the BJP government,” he told reporters.Calling Narendra Modi a “dashing” Prime Minister, Mr. Athawale said the decision to abrogate Article 370 was historic and one which Pakistan could not digest. “Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to rake up the Kashmir issue. It (Pakistan) should now hand over PoK to us as it would be in Pakistan’s interest.”There is complete peace in the Valley since the Article 370 decision, he said, adding “The decision would help remove all obstacles in the path of development in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Development will now speed up as many of the central schemes and laws, which earlier could not be enforced will now be implemented.”He said that the Union Territory status given to Jammu and Kashmir was only “temporary”. “Once the situation returns to full normalcy, statehood will be given to J&K,” he said.
Advertisement Advertisement Borg/McEnroe, starring Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason, will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. (Nordisk Film) Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook “The story of this nail-biter matchup changed the sport of tennis forever, and the outstanding performances from LaBeouf and Gudnason will be a spectacular way for Festival-goers to kick things off,” TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling said in a statement.Danish director Metz, whose 2010 Afghan war documentary Armadillo earned the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, “brings that same tension to Borg/McEnroe,” added TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey.“The on-court scenes have the dynamism of a street battle, and the drama peels back layers from what we know about both players. This was more than a simple conflict pitting an icy European against an impulsive American. Audiences are in for one hell of a showdown.”Handling and Bailey unveiled a first batch of films slated for this year’s festival last week. Upcoming announcements will highlight Canadian selections and additional titles earmarked for the festival this fall.The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7-17. A film revisiting an epic professional sports rivalry — between brash American star John McEnroe and Swedish legend Bjorn Borg — will kick off this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.TIFF Festival organizers announced Borg/McEnroe, directed by Janus Metz, as the opening film of this year’s edition.The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgard. Login/Register With: Advertisement