Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

first_img“You can’t make such a mistake in certain matches. There’s VAR and the referee didn’t even go to see it. For me it’s a disgrace, because when the team gives its utmost on the pitch it can’t go out in this way.”There was also a decisive penalty in the other match of the night, as Marcus Rashford’s injury-time spot kick sent Manchester United through with a 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, overturning a two-goal deficit.In the Estadio do Dragao, Porto needed to fight back from a 2-1 loss in Rome and attacked from the start.It took a deserved lead in the 26th minute when Marega rolled the ball across the box for Tiquinho Soares to tap in from close range.That would have sent Porto through on the away goals rule but Roma levelled 11 minutes later after Diego Perotti was brought down by Eder Militao and Daniele De Rossi converted the resulting penalty, sending fellow veteran Casillas the wrong way following a stuttering run-up.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Porto forward Moussa Marega celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and AS Roma at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal—Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg.Telles converted the spot kick two minutes from time after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a video review for pulling back Fernando.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history That sent Porto through 4-3 on aggregate and left Florenzi in tears at the final whistle. The Italy defender was consoled by Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas.“We deserve to qualify, we were better. Belief was what made the difference,” Porto midfielder Hector Herrera said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRoma had had several chances to level in extra time and also had a penalty appeal of its own turned down late after the referee decided a silent check by VAR was enough to determine that Moussa Marega had not fouled Patrik Schick.“We could have made it 2-2 on several occasions and gone through,” Roma defender Kostas Manolas said. “Then they blew for a penalty and then they didn’t give another which for us was clear. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Real Madrid’s European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De Rossi then limped off on the stroke of halftime with a muscular injury and was replaced by Lorenzo Pellegrini.Porto had ended the first half on top, with Herrera forcing a fine save from Robin Olsen, and it started the second period in the same vein.And the Portuguese champions retook the lead seven minutes after the break when Marega volleyed in Jesus Corona’s cross from close range.Roma went close to equalizing on several occasions and Edin Dzeko saw an effort cleared from off the line by Pepe shortly before Porto’s penalty.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

American Airlines set for Nov 15 take-off

first_imgAmerican Airlines is all set to start direct flights between Georgetown and Miami from November 15.This will coincide with the Guyana Tourism Authority’s celebration of Tourism Awareness Month, says Tourism Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) President Mitra Ramkumar.He said in pushing local content, 12 local agents were currently undergoing threeTHAG President Mitra Ramkumarweeks of intensive training for passenger services representatives at the Duke Lodge Hotel. Following the completion of the training exercise, Ramkumar explained that another batch of locals would be engaged in lead agents and airport coordinator training sessions.“With this, the tourism industry is making strides and we welcome more airlines to Guyana, because it is a very important part of our tourism product and I believe it will boost tourist arrivals in Guyana,” Ramkumar added.American Airlines will use an Airbus A319 aircraft, which has eight first-class seats and 120 economy-class seats.last_img read more

Park patrol to get boost in staffing

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – A budget adjustment has allowed the force that patrols Los Angeles County’s 126 parks – 21 of them in the North County – to quadruple its presence. A sergeant and four more cars have been added to bolster the single two-officer car that was charged with patrolling parks over the hundreds of square miles that make up the county. Starting Oct. 16, officers receive regular pay for overnight shifts instead of overtime pay. The difference in cost allows for an increased force, said Deputy Chief William Nash of the county Police Department, charged with patrolling county facilities. “We understood that having only two officers covering all the parks was inappropriate,” Nash said. “We approached the Board of Supervisors and they agreed, so we were allowed to redirect existing resources.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The department opened the graveyard shift slots to officers, who jumped at the chance to work nights to accommodate school and family schedules, Nash said. “These officers want to work this shift, which makes for a better product,” Nash said. The department is recruiting now to fill several existing openings as well as fill those day and evening shifts left open from the personnel shift. “I don’t think the community is used to seeing us out there on a 24-hour basis,” said Lt. Randy Budd, who works at the Castaic headquarters. “At least those people who are out after 11 p.m. doing nefarious things aren’t used to us being there. “It’s been a one-car situation for as long as I’ve been here, at least the last four or five years,” he continued. “Because we’re out there more frequently, our presence has had a preventive effect. We’re hoping to see a reduction in graffiti and vandalism as well as property crimes.” In the Santa Clarita valley, county police patrol four regional parks – Castaic Lake, Val Verde, William S. Hart and Placerita Canyon Nature Center – as well as nine community parks – Del Valle, Hasley Canyon, Chesebrough, Jake Kuredjian, David March, Northbridge, Pico Canyon Park, Richard Rioux and the soon-to-be dedicated Tesoro Del Valle. In the Antelope Valley, county police are responsible for Apollo, Devil’s Punchbowl, George Lane, Everett Martin, Pearblossom, Jackie Robinson, Vasquez Rocks and Steven Sorensen parks. County police officers go through a rigorous six-month training course at Rio Hondo Police Academy, graduating with the same qualifications as officers assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “We aren’t losing anything in terms of coverage,” Nash said. “As soon as recruits graduate from the academy, we put them to work.” One immediate change comes at parks that attract the homeless overnight, Nash said. “What we have noticed throughout the bureau is that there were several homeless people sleeping in the parks,” he said. “We’ve been able to reduce their presence.” Budd said that assaults and other violent crimes have not been a problem because parks are closed after dark. He echoed Nash’s concern about homeless populations who were encamped in the park, adding that there were fewer transient populations in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys than in other areas of the county. “I’m happy to say that we did run into a young female who had a 5-year-old child with her that we were able to get into a shelter,” he added. For information about Los Angeles County Police Department recruitment, visit their Web site at www.ops.co.la.ca.us or call (562) 940-7228. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more