Pjanic wary of Atletico Madrids threat

first_imgMiralem Pjanic admits Juventus need to improve their Champions League form as he suggested Atletico Madrid have a “similar philosophy” to the Serie A side.The first leg of the Round of 16 is at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday evening.And Pjanic is wary of the threat posed by Diego Simeone’s men owing to their tactics and style of play.“Their philosophy is not easy to deal with at all, so it’s up to us to control both games and most importantly try to score a goal in Madrid,” the midfielder told Football Italia.“Atleti do have a lot of similarities with Juve, as both teams are solid, allow few spaces and don’t concede many goals.“They are very aggressive when marking or pressing opposition players, whereas we have stronger individual talents. That is where we must make the difference over the two legs.”The Champions League Final this season will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano.“They’ll be even more motivated because they want to play the Final on home turf, having played two in the last five years. They’ve got the same record reaching the Final in that period as Juve.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Pjanic claims the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo means Juventus are among the favourites to win the Champions League, which would be their first since 1996.Everyone. Everywhere. #GETREADY#AtletiJuve #UCL #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/yyuRKtMpMc— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 17, 2019“We feel strong, even if we’ve been knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta. Other than that, we’ve only had great results this season.“There have been some more complicated matches lately, so we need to improve in two or three areas when facing these knockout ties.“We’ve conceded too many goals recently and it is not like us. The team must defend as a unit and when I say all together, I really mean it. Even the strikers must participate in helping the defence.“This is an important year and we’ve got to focus.”last_img read more

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia will be a rare sight

first_imgWith only 15 examples destined for North America, the 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia will indeed be a proper limited-edition. The North American spec Italia was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. Setting the Italia apart from a run-of-the-mill Alfa Romeo 4C Spider are an exclusive Misano Blue Metallic paint job, piano-black front air intake and rear diffuser and special side graphics on the outside. The cabin gets an aluminum “4C Spider Italia” logoed trim piece on the dashboard and numbered plate on center console. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Shootout: BMW M2 vs. Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors reading • 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia will be a rare sight 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia: Sports car exclusivity for 15 Outside of the small visual alterations, the Italia is the same carbon-fiber monocoque pocket rocket as the standard 4C. Power comes from a 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that sits in the middle of the car, making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That works with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, helping get the Spider to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph.Exclusivity does, however, come at a price. The Italia will sticker for $73,495, which includes $1,595 for destination. That represents a $5,000 premium over the base 4C Spider. Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 1:44 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Chicago Auto Show 2019 Convertibles Sports Cars Performance Cars 8:52 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 splitcenter_img Post a comment • Orders for the 2020 Alfa Romeo Spider Italia will open some time during the second quarter of this year. Folks who want to find out more or really want to reserve one before orders officially begin can email sales@alfaromeo.com. For anyone who misses out on an Italia, you’ll still be able to buy a regular 4C Spider. Alfa also confirmed in Chicago that a 2020 model year run of those is happening for North America. More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more 0 29 Photos Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Chicago Auto Show 2019 Alfa Romeo Tags Alfa Romeo See All 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia will be an exclusive…last_img read more

Bubba Watson roars back to claim victory

first_imgMasters champion Bubba Watson roared back to beat Tim Clark in a playoff after seemingly blowing his chances down the back nine of the WGC-HSBC Champions on a super Sunday in Shanghai. Watson  punched the air after holing an outrageous 20-yard bunker shot for eagle at the 18th to get into a playoff with South Africa’s Clark at 11-under. The left-hander then rolled in a lightning quick 20-foot putt down the hill on the same hole for the winning birdie, sparking wild celebrations for his first world golf championships event win and his first victory of any kind outside of US. Leading at 12-under par with three holes to play, Watson had seemingly imploded with a bogey followed by a double-bogey at the 16th and 17th to fall to nine under. At that point five players were a shot ahead of him, until his magic from the sand saw him finish 11-under for the tournament. Clark, playing alongside Watson, holed out for birdie from six feet at 18 to also get to 11 under as Rickie Fowler’s chance disappeared into the greenside water. The final group of overnight leader Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer and Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata then all failed to get the birdie they needed to join the extra-holes shootout.  Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaWatson turned up the heat in the front nine with a hat-trick of birdies from the sixth to lead at the turn by one from McDowell and Kaymer. Watson put his drive into the water at 13 and dropped a shot to slip back alongside McDowell, one ahead now of Kaymer who dropped a shot at the 11th after finding sand twice. Watson then birdied the par-five 14th from 15 feet to put himself alone in froant. Iwata, who was hanging on grimly after a two-over par outward half, finally nailed his first birdie at 11th and clawed his way back into contention with a fine back nine before Watson’s stunning finish.last_img read more

TET exam to be held after finding exact no of vacancies

first_imgKolkata: The Bengal government will take a call on conducting primary Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) after finding the exact number of vacancies in state-run and state-aided primary schools, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. Besides, the student-teacher ratio in every primary school would be examined, he said. “After calculating these figures, we will arrive at the actual vacancy figure (in primary schools) and conduct the TET examination accordingly,” Chatterjee said.last_img read more

Univ of Liverpool IIT Kharagpur to jointly organise Heritage Fest in Chandannagar

first_imgKolkata: A Heritage Fest is being organised in Chandannagar on November 25 (Sunday) by a project team consisting of members from University of Liverpool and IIT Kharagpur. The Fest is a part of two-year project taken up jointly by the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with an aim to protect and raise awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the cities and towns along the course of Hooghly River from Bandel to Barrackpore. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Heritage Fest in Chandannagar will bring participants together from schools and colleges in this historic town by Hooghly River, and sensitise them about the value of the heritage of their town through an interactive event that will also see the deployment of technology. Through iPads, the school children will be educated on how to use a custom-made, free smartphone app. The app on the free-to-download Layar platform allows any location-enabled smartphone user in Chandannagar to point his or her camera at important houses and monuments and to see, superimposed or the actual real-time image, a historical image taken from the same angle of that place, ten, twenty and maybe a hundred and twenty years ago. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe image also carries attendant information about the heritage site. In addition, there will be various competitive events, such as drawing, debate and interactive quiz on Chandannagar. Prof Jenia Mukherjee, the principal investigator on the part of IIT Kharagpur, said: “This will allow us to gauge how much information or awareness is already available on the ground and help us generate enthusiasm among youngsters about Chandannagar heritage.” The event will also see the launch of a bilingual heritage resource book on the place — Chandernagore mon amour: the Citadel of the Moon, edited by Antara Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, West Bengal Education Services, and published by University of Liverpool.last_img read more