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More pressure on Benitez … Valencia hold Madrid to 2-2 draw

first_img The struggling powerhouse, which have already been disqualified from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player, will also have to be careful not to be caught by fourth-place Villarreal after Bruno Soriano scored his second of two goals deep into stoppage time to grab a 2-1 victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Benitez’s latest stumble, which arrived after losses at home to Barcelona and away at Sevilla and Villarreal in the last eight rounds, came in his return to a Mestalla Stadium where he established his reputation with two league titles and a UEFA Cup trophy. Benitez’s counterpart, Gary Neville, remained winless in his fourth league game since taking over at Valencia, but his team earned a morale-boosting result. Madrid’s strong start provoked panic in Valencia. Bale started the move with an audacious back-heeled flick to send Benzema’s pass to Cristiano Ronaldo, who slid the ball back for Benzema to slot his shot into the corner of the net. But instead of going for a second goal to finish the hosts off, Madrid let complacency creep in, and Valencia slowly began to push forward through midfielder Andres Gomes and forward Joao Cancelo. A Gomes incursion was only stopped when Pepe tripped him in the area, letting Parejo step up and level the score. Madrid recovered some of their attacking verve after the restart, but it was stalled by Kovacic’s sending-off for a lunging tackle on Cancelo in the 70th. Toni Kroos, however, placed a free kick for Bale to rise up and gracefully head in off the far post to momentarily restore Madrid’s lead. But Valencia charged right back to score when Rodrigo Moreno headed down a pass for Alcacer to nod home. Also Sunday, it was Athletic Bilbao 2, Las Palmas 2; Real Betis 0, Eibar 4; Granada 2, Sevilla 1; and Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 2. Struggling powerhouse BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Real Madrid squandered a great opening goal and a chance to catch Barcelona in the Spanish league standings when they slipped to a 2-2 draw at Valencia in a match it ended with 10 men yesterday. Madrid seemed set to romp to an easy victory after Karim Benzema finished off a superb move in the 16th minute, but Valencia’s Dani Parejo levelled from the penalty spot just before half-time. Gareth Bale headed Madrid back in front in the 82nd, despite his team playing a man down after Mateo Kovacic saw a direct red card, only for Paco Alcacer to strike right back for the hosts a minute later to spark a thrilling finish by both teams. Coach Rafa Benitez will face even more scrutiny after Madrid failed to capitalise on Barcelona’s scoreless stalemate at Espanyol on Saturday and remained two points behind the defending champions, which have a game to play. Madrid also fell four points behind provisional leaders Atletico Madrid, the only title contender to win this round. Benitez said: “I can’t stop some people from speculating” about his future. “What I can do is get the team to work hard like they did today,” he said. “We missed an opportunity – only if you look at the result. But the effort that my team made deserves more praise that anything else.”last_img read more

UAAP Juniors MVP Cansino soars in 6th week of NBTC 24

first_imgLATEST STORIES Willing the Tiger Cubs in two do-or-die games in the crossover semifinals, Cansino once again reminded everyone that he is one of this year’s best high school standouts, barging his way into a spot in the top five.Ateneo teammates SJ Belangel and Kai Sotto remain in the pole positions, followed by NCAA Finals MVP Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills and NCAA MVP Will Gozum of Mapua.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSouthern bets also made moves thanks to their stellar showing in NBTC Cebu, with Biern Laurente (17th) and Joshua Yerro (23rd) of UV jumping up the ranks.Here is the list for the sixth week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis: Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gilas arrives in Melbourne, gears up for Australia match Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (1)Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (2)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (3)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (4)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (6)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (5)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (11)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (14)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (15)Joem Sabandal, guard, Adamson (16)Beirn Laurente, guard, UV (20)Alex Visser, center, SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (17)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (21)Joshua Yerro, forward, UV (N/A)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (23)Miguel Oczon, forward, NU (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition.The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCJ Cansino has put his nightmare of a second round behind him, carrying University of Santo Tomas when it mattered the most.Thus, the newly minted UAAP Season 80 Juniors Most Valuable Player is the week’s biggest mover in a largely intact Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center 24 power rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View commentslast_img read more