ARSENAL legend Thierry Henry has swooped on former rivals Tottenham to snap-up England youth starlet Luis Binks.The 42-year-old Frenchman took charge of MLS side Montreal Impact in November and is gearing up for his season in North America.1 Tottenham starlet Luis Binks has joined Thierry Henry’s Montral Impact in the MLSNow he has bolstered his outfit by returning to North London to bring in the 18-year-old defender, as reported on Sun Sport last week.Impact sporting director Olivier Renard said: “We are very happy to acquire this young player with a very high ceiling.“Luis has chosen this club and Montreal to continue his career.“He is a defender with high passing quality, who has shown great maturity on the field since the start of camp in St. Petersburg.“We hope he’ll integrate well into the group and acclimate quickly to MLS.”Binks is predominantly a centre-half, although he can fill in at full-back, and looks set to partner fellow new defender Joel Waterman at the back for Henry.Details of the teenager’s contract have yet to be confirmed.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerBinks has been a regular for both Tottenham’s U18 and U19s.He stepped up to their U23s squad and has made eight starts this term.The has represented both England and Scotland at international level throughout various age groups, with his last cap coming for the Young Lions at U19 level.
Ottio remains a constant memory in Canberra where he was a squad member alongside Lions stars Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead and Blake Austin, before passing away due to severe heat stroke suffered while training in Port Moresby almost two years ago.On the tiny island of Tatana, not far from the PNG capital, his Canberra teammates paid tribute to the 23-year-old who died just days before taking up a deal with Widnes Vikings.Together the Raiders and Vikings raised funds to make Ottio’s dream of building his mother Joyce a new home – complete with lime green finish – a reality last year, which the Lions visited on Thursday.”It really took you back to just how many people and how many lives Kato had touched, and what he meant to the community there,” Hodgson said.”We saw his grave and laid down a shirt for him on behalf of the Great Britain Lions … and went and saw the home that was built off the back of the money raised for his family.”It was fantastic to see the young children and how excited they were to see us; Kato always had a big smile on his face and loved the game and you can still see that with those who are following in his footsteps.”Kato’s mother gave us a warm welcome and I know this is something that will live with all of us for a long time.”Great Britain will face Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday, with the memory of Ottio still strong for the local side as well.The Kumuls take a banner honouring Ottio’s life to hang in their dressing room before every game, while rising Storm centre Justin Olam wrote his old teammate’s name on his wrist tape for much of 2019.Thursday’s visit to Ottio’s village proved an emotional one for Austin, who paid tribute to the community that shaped his former teammate.”They say it takes a village to raise a child and you can see where Kato got his love of life from when you meet the people he grew up with and lived alongside,” Austin said.”He was a fantastic guy. When he passed away, unfortunately we were unable to attend his funeral, which was a big regret.”However, this felt very special and a chance for us to visit his grave and leave a Lions shirt in tribute to him.”
The home team lost to New South Wales Cup team Penrith Panthers 20-12 in front of a bumper crowd of over 15 000 people. Following the official opening of the NFS by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Panthers opened the score board with the first try through Leilani Latu 15 minutes into the game.A successful conversion took them to lead 6-0.Hunters fought back to score their first try through Adex Wera five minutes to half time followed by an unsuccessful conversion 6-4.Panthers extended the lead through a try seconds to half time from Josh Hall.A conversion by Soward put them in front 12-4 at half time.Hunters bounced back in the second half scoring their second try through newcomer Philemon Kimiseve. The conversion unsuccessful conversion 8-12.But Panthers were on a roll with two tries awarded to Malakai Zelezniak to take the score up 20-8 after two unsuccessful conversations.Zelezniak scored his first try 10 minutes into second half and the second came halfway through the second half.A late try from new face to the Hunters pack Sailas Gahuna took the home team up 20-12 but this wasn’t enough to take them to victory.The night was topped off with fireworks.
Pini set a new national record winning the men’s 50m butterfly in a time of 23.67, beating his own record of 23.77, which he recorded at the Australian Championships last year. He finished just ahead of Daniel Lester who hit the wall in a time of 23.72 followed by David Morgan who posted a 23.76.Cameron McEvoy, who was the top qualifier in the prelims posting a time of 23.57, did not swim in yesterday evening’s finals.Ryan Pini – 23.67Daniel Lester – 23.72David Morgan – 23.76Cameron Jones – 23.90Christopher Raven – 23.96Christopher Wright – 24.00TeHau Maxwell – 24.06Thomas Meggitt – 24.39
In the female division Lae Football Association retained the title after defeating sister club Lahi in the grand final.Lahi will represent Momase in the Besta National Cup in November in the female division while Madang and Lahi will represent the men.Local Organising Committee Chairman John Maripal thanked the 32 teams who took part in the tournament.“I am pleased and happy with you all, and with all my sponsors who have come on board and supported soccer,”“Madang Governor Jim Kas chipped in K25,000 while Madang District MP and Minister for Petroleum and Energy Nixon Duban came on board with K20, 000 and other sponsors namely Momase Regional Governors Secretariat, Island Petroleum, Provincial Aids Council, Sigma Construction, Madang Urban LLG and others,” he said.Maripal said the teams performed very well and enjoyed the spirit of unity through sports.He said the Male Golden Glove award went to Gasong Banghang for MSA, Pauline Nausai (Lahi) won it in the womens division, Best Defender went to Francis Yasasa (Lahi) and in women division to Hagai of Lahi.Maripal said the Golden Boot Award went to Neil Hans of MSA in male division while female went to Meagen Gunemba, Most Valuable Player went to Rickey Wadunah of (Malala), while Youniche Wablasu of (Wewak) took out the women’s award, Player of the Tournament went to Neville Winga (Bulolo), while Youniche Wablasu (Wewak) picked up here second award, Best Midfielder in female division went to Shasa Steven(LFA) and in men’s division went to Rickey Wadunah (Malala) which was his second award.The game ended with MSA first, Lahi second Passam third and LFA in fourth spot, while in women’s division Lahi take back the title for the second time around with LFA on second spot and Wau on third while Wewak took out fourth spot.He said the Fair Play Award for male went to Vanimo which Bogia were given the women’s award.
Dani Olmo leaves for Leipzig, as AS has learned. The Spanish international leaves Dinamo Zagreb, a club he arrived with 16 years from Barcelona, to sign for the current leader of the Bundesliga. The transfer figure will be around 30 million euros and also includes a series of objectives that can make it reach 45. The player will sign for the remainder of the season and five more campaigns.Thus, the German team is ahead of other greats in Europe they had also knocked on Olmo’s door and especially to two Spanish clubs: Atlético and Barcelona. The rojiblancos were very close to achieving their signing last summer and became interested again in this winter market, but did not achieve sales that allowed them to approach the operation. Barcelona, meanwhile, wanted to incorporate it into this winter market but also did not finish taking the step. Before this panorama, Olmo has highly valued the strong commitment of Leipzig. In addition, it meets another requirement that was fundamental for him: playing the Champions League. They will face Tottenham in the round of 16. Precisely the elimination of Dinamo in the first phase of the European competition was what caused Olmo to want to leave yes or yes in the winter market without waiting for summer. He wants to convince Luis Enrique to go to the European Championship this summer (he already debuted with a goal with the Absolute) and he knows that with the strong competition that exists it is necessary to play the Champions League. On the other hand, Leipzig is the Bundesliga leader with four points ahead of Bayern, so he will fight for the title until the end. A perfect scenario for Dani Olmo to maintain the spectacular projection That has followed the past few years.
This was the performance of Real Madrid players in the Cup win against Zaragoza, in La Romareda. Areola. He got the most difficult and important thing for a Madrid goalkeeper: save the first one thrown at him. And it was not easy because Kagawa’s attempt in the 22 ’, which also touched Marcelo, was one of those who enter. Then, in ’78, he took a hand in hand with his foot to Luis Suarez. Inactivity does not unplug him: five goals and three doors to zero in seven games.Carvajal. Very intense in defense and with a lot of presence beyond the center of the field. Surprised in 39 ’with a very good diagonal but without influence on the scoreboard and served the fourth to Benzema in 79’.Varane. The best defense of Madrid so far this season has incorporated the goal into his repertoire. He opened the can with what was his four goal of 2019-20, took the initiative in the ball out and corrected whenever necessary.Ramos (replaced in 67 ’). Powerful above, Zidane gave him rest in the equator of the second half thinking of Atlético.Marcelo. Something nervous in defense and no spark in attack, with some improper clumsiness in it. He did not present a firm candidacy for the derby on Saturday.Kroos. It started with a slip and never failed again all night. Distributed with the criteria that characterizes him and his were the passes of 0-1 and 0-2. Don Assistances has already taken this course for eight years. Valverde. Of Casemiro by the rotation of the Brazilian, he reduced his radius of action. He appeared in the opposing area in the 22 ’, but he shot very high.James. It is not the James who motivated his signing for Madrid, to the point that it is difficult to understand how someone with his talent can go unnoticed by the parties. Class and vision still have, as evidenced when attending Vinicius. Before, his most prominent appearance had been an outside shot of those so his, a player who only knows how to score goals.Lucas Vázquez. At the beginning he participated less than usual in him, but when he did, in 31 ’, he killed the encounter with an impossible definition for Mouse. Then it grew. Very supportive behind.Jovic (replaced in 72 ’). Again he stayed in nothing, neither ‘9’ area, nor participation in the game, nor claw. Months go by and he doesn’t make peace with the goal: 1 in 21 games (837 minutes).Vinicius (replaced in 72 ’). One more night, omnipresent and fun. Who more desire showed and who more unbalanced, also striving for pressure and withdrawal. Delmás will have nightmares with him. On a wall with James he began to settle his pending account, that of the goal.SubstitutionsNacho (entered 67 ’). He helped put up with the local blows since Luis Suarez left, especially in a quick intervention in 82 ’.Brahim (entered 72 ’). He saw Carvajal very well in the 0-4 play.Benzema (entered 72 ’). He pushed a shipment of Carvajal to meet the goal, which was resisted from Metalla, in mid-December. He crossed too much in 85 ’, looking for the double. The white pichichi is put on 17 targets.
Atlético was better in the first half and wasted several opportunitiesZidane’s courage paid off and Real Madrid was far superior in the secondMadrid beat Atlético at home in La Liga after six years and added their 21st unbeaten game Zidane won the game to Simeone The meeting was on the way to another ‘zero-race’, especially seeing the approach of both teams, very similar to the first leg in the Metropolitan and the final of the Super Cup. But suddenly, Zidane, like the good coaches, changed the scheme and was brave betting on Vinicius and Lucas Vázquez and retiring Isco and, surprisingly, Kroos, one of the best players so far. This, together with the change of Morata, who was being the best of his, for Lemar, ended up decanting the balance.Real Madrid opened the field and began to have depth thanks to the entry of Lucas and Vinicius. Valverde found its site and covered a multitude of meters with great round-trip wear. This forced Atlético to defend with more width. Simeone opted for superiority in the midfield, but lost all options against Morata. In a play initiated by Vinicius, he found the hole and left only Mendy, whose center to the heart of the area Benzema finished off to open the scoring.From there, Real Madrid was the owner of the game against an Atletico who could only run after the rapid circulation of the rival. Those of Zidane, infected after the goal with a dose of energy, were more aggressive without the ball and always took the second moves. Simeone tried with the entry of debutante Carrasco, but he was very alone in the attack. Then he tried to rectify with the entry of Camello, striker of the subsidiary, who never carried danger and almost did not touch the ball.The last ten minutes Real Madrid gathered a few meters further in order to steal and go against it. Atletico did not give for more and did not disturb a Courtois insurance. Again Zidane’s defense was imperial and left the goal back to zero. End of the game and with this victory the white team adds its 21st game followed without losing and consolidates its leadership, leaving the mattresses to thirteen points in the table.DATA SHEETREAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos (Vinicius, min. 46), Modric, Isco (Lucas Vázquez, min. 46); and Benzema.ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Llorente, Thomas (Camel, min. 74), Saúl, Vitolo (Carrasco, min. 70), Correa; and Morata (Lemar, min. 49).–GOAL:1 – 0, min. 56, Benzema.–REFEREE: Estrada Fernández (C. Catalán). He yellowed Simeone (min.40) for protesting, Felipe (min.66), Vrsaljko (min.80) at Atlético; and to Mendy (min. 84) and Casemiro (min. 88) at Real Madrid.–STADIUM: Santiago Bernabeu. 77,223 spectators–OBSERVATIONS: There was a minute of silence for the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the rest of the people who died in the accident that cost the life of the former Los Angeles Lakers player. Benzema celebrates Real Madrid’s goal in the Madrid derby. Image: EFE In football there is nothing written and everything is subject to change. This is what happened to Real Madrid, who left the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with an eleven of confidence, that of the Supercopa, with five midfielders and a single forward, but then, thanks to the success of Zidane, he muttered in his famous 4 -3-3 to overcome in all facets of the game an Atletico who not only says goodbye definitively to LaLiga, but also aims to be among the top four to continue opting to play the Champions League.In a very flat first part of Real Madrid, it was Atlético who carried the greatest danger to the rival goal. After a few minutes of dominance with the ball by those of Zidane, those of Simeone, faithful to their style of waiting well together to go against Morata as a stiletto, they were taking the pleasure to meet. The first occasions were rojiblancas: first with a shot from within the Vitolo area that Courtois caught; second with a shot that left touching Saul’s stick; and third with the launch to the stick of Correa.Atlético felt comfortable with and without the ball, while Real Madrid accumulated too many midfielders that prevented depth and vertical attack. Those of Zidane did not shoot between the three sticks throughout the first part and only had one occasion that went to limbo by Ramos in a rehearsed play well carried out by Kroos. Half an hour later, Casemiro and Morata were the protagonists of a play that ended the striker in the grass asking for a penalty. In the images it looks like the Brazilian gets in the position of the striker.
Sevilla and Espanyol tied for two goals in a duel that left one conclusion for each team and another for LaLiga in general. For the locals it was clear that Suso has come to be the protagonist and is willing to pull the car after the resignation of the alleged figures of the team. For Espanyol, that there is life beyond Raúl de Tomás since Abelardo has drawn up a plan that should lead to permanence at the end of the season. And for the world of football, there are assumptions of decisions taken after consulting the VAR that should not have been explained as is due to the protagonists of this invention called football. Goals1-0, 14 ‘: Lucas Ocampos, 1-1, 34 ‘: Embarba, 1-2, 49 ‘: Wu Lei, 2-2, 79 ‘: Suso Why the match was marked by the action of 1-1 of Espanyol. Lamb Vega had swallowed a clear lack of Sergi Gómez to Calleri susceptible to being direct red. González González urged his partner to review the play in case he considered it should be missing and red. The referee went to the monitor and decided to make a foul but not to expel Sergi Gómez, but to get yellow. The players of Espanyol did not explain why the defense of Sevilla was not expelled, while the locals did not understand that the referee was pulling on a middle road never explored to date. It is noted that the VAR only enters white or black plays, such as the foul and expulsion of Sergi Gómez, in the same way that, it seems, the referees can make use of the gray range.The foul was resolved with the goal of Embarba which matched the marking by Ocampos at a quarter of an hour The Argentine headed a magnificent pass from Suso that showed that the connection of former Milanese can give the Sevilla team a lot. However, Lopetegui’s were erased from the game and Espanyol advanced their pressure, finding the right prize for the draw and getting ahead on the scoreboard as soon as the second half began. Wu Lei took advantage of a calleri and, above all, the nth chain error of the Sevillist defense to put the parakeets ahead. The ships burned the Seville that found the exit to its obfuscation thanks to the double yellow of Víctor Sánchez. It was the left handed of Suso with a great shot from outside the area who rescued a point for the nerionenses, who cornered without luck to a Espanyol who clenched his teeth and resisted until the final whistle. CardsReferee: Adrián Cordero VegaVAR Referee: José Luis González GonzálezSergi Gómez (32 ‘, Yellow) Wu Lei (37 ‘, Yellow) Victor Sanchez (48 ‘, Yellow) Gudelj (57 ‘, Yellow) Victor Sanchez (68 ‘, Red) Marc Roca (83 ‘, Yellow ChangesNolith (45 ‘, Franco Vázquez), Gudelj (53 ‘, Reguilón), Luuk de Jong (64 ‘, Banega), Victor Gomez Perea (71 ‘, Wu Lei), Calero (73 ‘, Embarba), Ferreyra (81 ‘, Jonathan Calleri)
Are they prepared to beat Ajax?The team is fine. All available and relying on the work we are doing. We are convinced that we can play a great game tomorrow. We are looking forward to it.How does the wardrobe live and you in particular?I feel a huge pride in what this team is doing. We are doing great seasons and last year we arrived in Europe. We passed a phase and we are facing a historic tie. Every professional works to be able to live matches of this type someday. For many it is the first opportunity.How do you expect Ajax?All football fans have seen what they are capable of. On the offensive level they have great potential and the collective game interpret it perfectly. We will have many difficulties.Would you have preferred to play around in the Coliseum?The fact of being here is already incredible for us. You never know if it’s better this way or the other way around. We will try to make a great game and put Ajax in trouble. It must be us. In Amsterdam we will see next week.What would you consider a good result?A victory. Winning would be a good result. The time has come. Who is the favorite?Getafe is always a favorite. Just kidding. It is a very nice and interesting tie. Getafe is having a great season. Logically, the favorite is Ajax by History and by level. He is a historian accustomed to playing these qualifiers and last season he was semifinalist in the Champions League.The return will be in a stadium that bears the name of his idol. What do you think?Since childhood I was inspired by Johan Cruyff. I tried to imitate him as a child as a footballer and he was always my idol. As a coach he had the ability to get the most out of all the players he directed. Many of them did not have the talent it seemed, but he was able to maximize other virtues.Tadic talked about his hardness and some in Holland call him little Mourinho. Does it bother you?I was surprised by that qualifier. I don’t like being compared to anyone. I’m José Bordalás. We are used to labels. It is an intention to condition the referees and I hope it is not so. They are worried and that is good.What is the secret of this Getafe?The secret is work and passion. Never sink or relax.