Home » Page 4
Categorieslatest

Police must be ‘all over’ pro-Palestine protests, Grant Shapps warns as the Government finalises…

Police must be ‘all over’ pro-Palestine protests, Grant Shapps warned yesterday as the Government finalises plans to give officers more powers to restrict public assemblies. The Defence Secretary said that the regular mass marches could ‘spill over’ into hate speech and anti-Semitism. It comes ahead of the publication of a long-awaited report on political violence and disruption that will contain recommendations for ministers on clamping down on the activities of hard-Left groups who engage in criminal acts. There have been more than 1,000 protests and vigils since the October 7 attacks, including weekly mass marches in London, with 600 arrests made. Policing the events has cost £40 million and involved some 55,000 officer shifts. Mr Shapps said both he and the Government more widely had been worried about the cumulative impact of the protests Under new laws proposed by the Government, police will be able to arrest protesters who wear face coverings to conceal their identity. Pro-Palestinian supporters hold placards during Saturday’s demonstration Read More Pro-Palestinian demonstrators chant ‘Intifada revolution’ and ‘UK government watch your back, Palestine is coming back’ as Met police move in to make arrest There were seven arrests as thousands marched in the capital on Saturday, including a man carrying a coffin with offensive language on it and another chanting ‘Intifada revolution’. Officers also arrested a 74-year-old man at a counter-protest on suspicion of provocation of violence. Lord Walney, whose review will be released tomorrow, said the marches are ‘making sizeable parts of our Jewish community in London apprehensive at best about going into the centre of the city’. ‘That is a deeply uncomfortable position,’ he told Sky News. ‘There has been a substantial level of criminality and disorder and anti-Semitic content around the margins of the marches.’ Under new laws proposed by the Government, police will be able to arrest protesters who wear face coverings to conceal their identity or for carrying flares or other fireworks. Activists who climb on war memorials could also face up to three months in jail and fines of £1,000. Home Office officials are also exploring how to tighten up the definition of ‘relative cumulative disruption. A row of police officers stand between pro-Israel counter demonstrators and tens of thousands of protesters marching through central London There were seven arrests as thousands marched in the capital on Saturday, including a man carrying a coffin with offensive language on it. Protesters march through central London in solidarity with the Palestinian people Home Office officials are also exploring how to tighten up the definition of ‘relative cumulative disruption’, which must be taken into account when deciding whether a protest can go ahead, The Sunday Telegraph reported. Gideon Falter, the chief executive of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, who was threatened with arrest last month for being ‘openly Jewish’ next to a protest, has met officials to discuss policing of the marches. Mr Shapps said both he and the Government more widely had been worried about the cumulative impact of the protests. ‘The police need to be very much all over these things,’ he told GB News. ‘It makes people very uncomfortable when these marches sometimes spill over from the legitimate right to protest . . . into anti-Semitism, into hate speech, racism . . . We absolutely back 100 per cent police taking the necessary action.’ A Home Office spokesman said the right to protest is a ‘cornerstone of our democracy’, but added: ‘All communities should be able to go about their daily lives without fear. We have been clear with the police that they must use all the powers available to them to police protests appropriately and will always have our backing in doing so.

Categorieslatest

Drake loses $565K bet on Tyson Fury after his loss to Oleksandr Usyk

Well, Kendrick Lamar did accuse Drake of having a gambling addiction on “Meet The Grahams.” Drake doubled down, betting $565,000 on Tyson Fury ahead of his Undisputed Heavyweight Championship bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk won the fight, a split-decision thriller which included a near stoppage of Fury in Round 9, costing Drake $565K. Drake has had other high-profile bets he’s lost, including losing $400,000 on Jake Paul’s fight against Tommy Fury, betting Paul — who lost by decision — to win by knockout. Drake also bet $1 million on Argentina to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and while they did, he lost the bet because the match was decided by penalty kicks. He also lost $2 million Canadian dollars on Israel Adesanya in his November 2022 shocking knockout loss to Alex Pereira. There are a slew of others as well, but it hasn’t stopped him from placing lofty sums of money on major sporting events. Usyk’s win over Fury bumps him to 22-0 for his career. A former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion, Usyk becomes just the third boxer in the “four-belt era” to gain Undisputed Championship status in multiple weight classes after Terence Crawford and Naoya Inoue, with whom he shares the consensus top three spots on boxing’s pound-for-pound list.

Categorieslatest

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers’ Jarrett Allen Interests ‘Numerous’ Rival Teams

There are “numerous” rival teams interested in trading for Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen this offseason, according to NBA insider Marc Stein. This interest has persisted “despite the whispers of frustration circulating in Cleveland surrounding Allen’s apparent reluctance to take a pain-killing injection to address a rib injury that sidelined him for the Cavaliers’ final eight playoff games,” Stein reported. The Cavaliers could consider trading Allen if they are able to extend both Donovan Mitchell and Evan Mobley this offseason, per Stein. Allen averaged 17.0 points per game in four postseason appearances before he suffered the injury in Game 4 of the first round. The shorthanded Cavaliers were eliminated from the second round by the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. This article will be updated soon to provide more information and analysis. For more from Bleacher Report on this topic and from around the sports world, check out our B/R app, homepage and social feeds—including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

Categorieslatest

Rishi Sunak Faces Backlash Over Plans To Curb UK’s Foreign Student Visas: Report

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering restrictions to the UK’s post-study visa which allows graduates to stay on and work for up to two years after their degree course as part of efforts to curb soaring legal migration figures despite strong opposition from some of his ministers, a report claims on Sunday. According to ‘The Observer’ newspaper, Sunak is facing a Cabinet revolt over plans to scrap the Graduate Route scheme, the definitive factor for choosing UK universities among Indian students who have topped the tally of these post-study visas since it was launched in 2021. Downing Street is said to be considering “further restricting or even ending” the route despite the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) declaring it was not being abused and that it should continue as it helps UK universities make up for financial losses on the domestic front. “Sunak is now finding himself caught between the demands of right-wingers with one eye on the Tory leadership and Conservative moderates who fear the consequences of a lurch to the right on the party’s reputation and election chances,” claims the newspaper, quoting sources close to ministers who oppose scrapping the visa. Sunak’s Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Foreign Secretary David Cameron are among those in the Cabinet said to be leading a revolt over the issue. It comes as university and business chiefs have warned that any curtailment of the post-study offer would make the UK less attractive to overseas students, including Indians. “Studying at university is one of our biggest export successes. Attracting international students boosts local economies and losing competitiveness would put support for undergraduate teaching and innovation at risk,” said John Foster, Chief Policy and Campaigns Officer for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). “With the MAC finding that the Graduate Visa is achieving the government’s own policy objectives and is not being abused, it’s time to put its future beyond doubt and end this period of damaging speculation,” he said. Universities UK (UUK), the leading representative body for UK universities, has also called upon the government to end the “toxic” uncertainty caused by the government’s decision to review the visa route. “We hope and expect that the government now listens to the advice they have been given and provides categorical reassurance that the Graduate visa is here to stay,” said UUK chief executive Vivienne Stern. MAC Chair Professor Brian Bell, who concluded the rapid review into the scheme earlier this week, has said that “our evidence suggests that it’s the Indian students that will be most affected by any restriction on the Graduate Route”. The influential committee which advises the UK government on migration found that Indians accounted for 89,200 visas between 2021 and 2023 or 42 per cent of the overall grants, and the visa was stated as the “overwhelming decision point” for their choice of a higher education destination. “The uncertainty caused by the review has been chaotic. We urge the government to accept the MAC’s findings and ensure the Graduate Route remains a stable and permanent fixture in the UK’s immigration system,” said Vignesh Karthik from the National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK. In a general election year, expected in the coming months, the Sunak-led government sees curbing high legal and illegal migration figures as a priority area and with the latest set of quarterly immigration statistics due next week, further clampdowns are on the horizon. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Categorieslatest

Over 60 Rescue Teams Search For Iran’s President After Helicopter Crash: Report

Iran was thrown into uncertainty Sunday as search and rescue teams scoured a fog-shrouded mountain area after President Ebrahim Raisi’s helicopter went missing in what state media described as an “accident”. Fears grew for the 63-year-old ultraconservative after contact was lost with the aircraft carrying him as well as Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and others in East Azerbaijan province, reports said. The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Iranians to “not worry” about the leadership of the Islamic republic, saying “there will be no disruption in the country’s work”. “We hope that Almighty God will bring our dear president and his companions back in full health into the arms of the nation,” he said in a nationally televised address as Muslim faithful prayed for Raisi’s safe return. READ | “Deeply Concerned”: PM Modi On Reports Of Iran President’s Helicopter Crash Expressions of concern and offers to help came from abroad, including Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey, as well as from the European Union which activated its rapid response mapping service to aid in the search effort. State television first reported in the afternoon that “an accident happened to the helicopter carrying the president” in the Jolfa region. “The harsh weather conditions and heavy fog have made it difficult for the rescue teams to reach the accident site,” said one broadcaster, as the massive search effort later continued into the night. Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the helicopter “made a hard landing” in bad weather and that it was “difficult to establish communication” with the aircraft. He urged people to get their information “only from state television”, and not listen to foreign media channels Iran deems hostile to the Islamic republic. Massive search effort Raisi’s convoy had included three helicopters, and the other two had “reached their destination safely”, said the Tasnim news agency. More than 60 rescue teams using search dogs and drones were sent to the mountainous protected forest area of Dizmar near the town of Varzaghan, the IRNA news agency reported. Army, Revolutionary Guard and police officers joined the search, authorities said, as TV stations showed pictures of Red Crescent teams walking up a hill in the mist, and rows of waiting emergency response vehicles. READ | Explained: What Happens If An Iranian President Dies In Office Raisi had visited the northwestern province to inaugurate a dam project together with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, on their common border. Aliyev said in a post on X that “we were profoundly troubled by the news of a helicopter carrying the top delegation crash-landing in Iran”. “Our prayers to Allah Almighty are with President Ebrahim Raisi and the accompanying delegation,” he said, also offering “any assistance needed”. Foreign countries were closely following the search at a time of high regional tensions over the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas since October 7 that has drawn in other armed groups in the Middle East. A US State Department spokesman said: “We are closely following reports of a possible hard landing of a helicopter in Iran carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister”, adding that “we have no further comment at this time”. US President Joe Biden has been briefed on the crash, an American official said on condition of anonymity. ‘Servant of the people’ Raisi has been president since 2021 when he succeeded the moderate Hassan Rouhani, at a time when the economy was battered by US sanctions over Iran’s contested nuclear programme. Iran saw a wave of protests triggered by the death in custody of Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in September 2022 after her arrest for allegedly flouting dress rules for women. In March 2023, regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia signed a surprise deal that restored diplomatic relations. The Gaza war sent regional tensions soaring again and a series of tit-for-tat escalations led to Tehran launching hundreds of missiles and rockets directly at Israel in April this year. In a speech following Sunday’s dam inauguration, Raisi emphasised Iran’s support for Palestinians, a centrepiece of its foreign policy since the 1979 Islamic revolution. “We believe that Palestine is the first issue of the Muslim world, and we are convinced that the people of Iran and Azerbaijan always support the people of Palestine and Gaza and hate the Zionist regime,” said Raisi. Hamas, which the United States and European Union consider a terrorist group, said that “in this painful incident, we express our full solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran, its leadership, government and people”. One 37-year-old Tehran citizen, who gave his name only as Hadi, called Raisi “one of the servants of the people”, and said “we hope that he and his companions are found in good health”. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Categorieslatest

Woman dies, her friend hospitalised as newly opened hotel in Noida catches fire

A 27-year-old woman, a physiotherapist, died of burn injuries and asphyxiation after a hotel in Noida where she was staying with a friend caught fire on Saturday evening. Officials said the incident took place on the sixth floor of Moon Hotel and Banquet Hall, a newly opened hotel, in Sector-104, Noida. The deceased has been identified as Palak Kumari, a resident of Sector-46 in Noida. Her friend, an engineer, 26-year-old Navneet Sharma, a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase-1, New Delhi, is undergoing treatment at the hospital. Both were admitted to the hospital by police after they fainted following inhalation of a lot of smoke, officers said. Fire officials said that the hotel did not have a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the department, adding the couple were the only two guests at the hotel at the time of the accident. “This is a new hotel. The operator had taken it on lease from the owner on May 10. Maintenance and renovation work was going on in the building. Meanwhile, a fire broke out while an AC was being fixed. We got the information about the incident at 5.35 pm. The fire broke out on the fourth floor and the smoke had reached the sixth floor. A total of 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was completely doused with the help of only one fire tender,” said Pradeep Choubey, Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Gautam Buddha Nagar. Praveen Kumar Singh, ACP-1, Noida, said that an FIR has been registered against the hotel management. Police said Kumari and Sharma were planning to get married, adding their parents were engaged in finalising their match. “On the basis of the complaint from the woman’s family, an FIR under IPC section 304-A (Causing death by negligence) has been registered against the management of the hotel. We are checking the records of the owner of the building as well as the person who took it on lease. Following this, the person found responsible for the mishap will be named in the FIR,” said Singh. On April 5, 19 people, including 16 children, had a narrow escape after a fire broke out at an orphanage in Sector-26. Before that, on February 25, at least four people suffered burn injuries after a house in Mamura village in Noida caught fire.

Categorieslatest

Japan’s Economic Minister Visits Next-Gen Semiconductor Factory

This marks Saito’s first visit to the construction site in Chitose City, Hokkaido, where he reviewed the progress of the ongoing work. Rapidus, in collaboration with IBM in the United States, is advancing the development of next-generation semiconductors. The preparations for mass production are reported to be on track. Rapidus plans to install the latest manufacturing equipment in the factory by the end of the year, with trial production of next-generation semiconductors expected to begin by next spring. Source: テレ東BIZ

Categorieslatest

 Fubara’s Probe: Witch-Hunt Or Taming A Godfather 

EJIKEME OMENAZU Following the escalation of the crisis in Rivers State between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, the governor has said he would institute an investigative panel to look into the governance of the state in the last eight years before he came in. Since he made the announcement, the two camps have been attacking each other, using any available medium. Fubara’s hardline decisions followed the defection of 27 members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), believed to be supporters of Nyesom Wike, who crossed over to the All Progressives Congress (APC), with an instruction from the state’s APC Caretaker Committee (CTC) Chairman, Chief Tony Okocha, to immediately impeach Governor Fubara. Seeing the direction the Wike backed APC lawmakers were going, Fubara decided to demonstrate his political strength as the governor of the state. He declared the state House of Assembly, once said to be the best in the country, unconducive for sittings and commenced ‘demolition and repair’ of the complex. The Speaker declared that the 27 lawmakers who defected to APC had lost their seat, while the governor signed an Executive Order, moving the sittings of the lawmakers, now only four, to one of the chambers in the Government House. With tension rising in the two camps, Wike seems to have grown taciturn after his last public outing during which he apologised to Rivers’ people for ‘helping unappreciative’ Fubara to become their governor, with a pledge that he would correct the ‘error’ at an appropriate time. To observers of the unfolding drama in Rivers, it will be interesting to hear how Wike will explain to the panel how he spent the state’s money for the hundreds of projects he was commissioning on a daily basis; who benefited from the projects and the quality of these projects. Interestingly, Fubara was the state’s Accountant General during Wike’s tenure. One would have expected Fubara to cover the tracts of his estranged godfather, but politics has now pushed them apart. Thus, for Wike, it is time to show if ‘Mr. Project’ really deserved the accolades he was receiving while in office, or whether he should prepare for a space at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cell as his current position as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister under President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet does not give him an immunity from investigation, suspension, arrest and prosecution. Hon. John Kome, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and the party’s House of Assembly candidate for Ikeja Constituency 1, Lagos, while speaking on the development, quoted popular adages, “What goes around, comes around. Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones. Whoever pays the piper, dictates the tunes.” Dr Kome stressed that Gov Fubara governs Rivers State at the moment and has the constitutional powers to look into past governance in the state. According to Kome, “Being in the helm of affairs, the escalation of the crisis in the state, could cost his administration a lot of backward development. “Setting up a panel of inquiry into the affairs of the previous administration in Rivers State may open a can of worms which may either silence the heat on his administration, or heat up the already volatile situation. “Prior to this time, several highly placed individuals in Rivers State have sued for peace in the state without either party in the crisis heeding the call. But, with this step being contemplated by the governor, tempers will either flare up, or calm down. “Godfatherism in Nigerian politics has created a lot of corruption which has hitherto plagued the rapid development of Nigeria. Past Heads of Government knowing full well that their administration could be probed by the incoming one, would go to any length to perpetuate their anointed candidates as successors with the intention that their deeds in government would be covered from public scrutiny. “But, where disagreements come in, the resultant vector is what is playing out in Rivers State. Should Gov. Fubara go ahead with his threat to probe the past administration in Rivers State, the world will be alarmed by revelations and incredible facts about how the wealth of the state was mismanaged.” Hon. Dennis Adikwuru, also a PDP chieftain and former member, Imo State Presidential Campaign Council, Media and Publicity Sub-committee in the 2023 election, noted that Fubara as the governor of Rivers State, is the custodian of the people’s sovereignty, which they surrendered in exchange of good governance. Hon. Adikwuru, former State Publicity Secretary, Imo State Professionals for Atiku, and the State Coordinator, Imo PDP Grassroots Movement, continued: “If the governor has discovered, or received petitions on the looting of the state by any public officer, the step of setting up a Panel of Inquiry is right and expedient. “Specifically linking the former governor, Nyesom Wike, to the crux of the inquiry brings an interesting scenario to watch. Does it mean that Wike is living in a glass house and has been throwing stones recklessly? Is it possible that Wike has dirty hands and yet, wants to go to equity? The child who does not want the mother to sleep must also lose sleep. “Going by the trend in national corruption, a reasonable politician who has served for the length of time as that of Wike should stay away from controversies and allow his successor a breathing space to face governance. But, I will tell you that Wike has one option of staying away from Rivers’ treasury, or he will get humbled. “Who does not know that Wike is one of the most ‘flambouyant’ politicians Nigeria has ever produced? I will sum up by commending Governor Fubara and urging him to expedite action for an accelerated conduct of the Panel of Inquiry.” Hon. Charles Anike, National President, Eastern Union (EU), a political pressure group for the people of the Old Eastern Region, stated: “The crisis rocking the peace of the good people of Rivers State was expected. The high handedness and political arrogance of Nyesom Wike can hardly be tolerated by anybody, especially an incumbent governor. “Wike always overrated himself and sees himself as an extraordinary person, who is above the law. Their disagreements would have started right from the inauguration ground. But, Sim Fubara showed maturity and tolerated his overbearing influence for three months. “The recent decision by the governor to set up a probe panel into the governance of the state during Wike’s administration must have been the last option for Fubara to tame Wike and his die-hard supporters who have vowed to stop at nothing in making the state ungovernable for the governor. “Rivers State is blessed with a lot of political bigwigs, men and women of substance who will not just fold their hands and watch one over ambitious man return Rivers State to a killing field, which is the best option for Wike’s men. “The decision was perfect because Fubara, as Wike’s former Accountant General, must know a lot that will interest his Rivers’ people. That will also reset Wike’s mind set to the present reality.” Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi, Convener, The Apostle Roundtable (TAC) and an apostle of good governance, described the crisis between Wike and Fubara as “A very sad development, but the reality of our hypocritical democracy. “For crying out loud, Fubara was Wike’s Accountant General for eight years, the record keeper of whatever in the books that he wants to show us after his bitterness inspired a probe of Wike’s administration. Would he have taken this route if things had not fallen apart between them? “Many years ago, Professor Wole Soyinka described our unfortunate leadership experience as gang raping. Nothing has brought it out like the crisis in Rivers State. Fubara once held the legs of the beautiful state for Wike to have his turn. Now, in his cry for ‘Emi lo kan’, he is hoping to bully Wike to step off rumpus and let him enjoy his turn. It is what it is. Witch-hunting! He should have set out with this from his very first day in the office. “Hunger is also not helping matters, as politicians and the public are pitching sides with whichever side is making meals available to them. I saw a video recently of shameless grown men chanting rhymes of ‘Fubara Must Obey Wike’ like kindergartens. Fubara to obey Wike as what, the President of Nigeria? “This crisis is not about to end until one of the two is consumed by it. When two brothers fight to the point of killing each other, tell Wike and Fubara, a stranger will inherit such fools!” Barrister Emeka Iheonu, a Lagos lawyer, stated: “What is happening in Rivers State is an illustration of the dirtiness in Nigeria’s politics. Only selfish interests prevail even when you think a politician is performing. “Planning to set up a Panel of Inquiry is just the governor’s way of getting back at ex-Governor Wike, who has refused to give him a breathing space, just because he wants the current governor to be his errand boy since he supported and assisted Governor Fubara into the position. If there was no altercation between the duo, I believe there would have been no talk of any panel.” Dr Andrews Okhirebhu, a Lagos cleric, stated: “What is happening in Rivers State can only be described with two words, ‘very unfortunate.’ We know too well that this cannot be happening in a place of order and civilised society. With this recurring decimal in Nigerian politics, one keeps asking if Nigeria is truly a civilised, enlightened and developing society, or a type of its own. “It is very difficult to demystify the outwardly pretentious and display cloaks of civilisation from their actual barbaric and nuisance in leadership. The public who are actually their direct victims always clap their hands for these oppressors. “I cannot pinpoint any other country or a state of millions of people where by ‘democratic’ means, the few elected for a specified period to pilot and manage the affairs of the economy of the state will want to take the people and their resources as their personal estate and properties. The question again is: Where are the covenant or legal documents that bind and checkmate individuals and leadership with a confined space and jurisdiction? “What Governor Fubara wants to do by setting up a Panel of Inquiry into past governance ought to be normal in every state and the Federal Government, with every new government coming on board. This will bring sanity to the current madness in Nigeria’s politics and leadership.” Comrade Tola Oresanwo, Director of Administration and Programmes, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), stated: “The crisis in Rivers State has metamorphosed from ordinary power tussle to a show of shame that is inimical to growth and development of the state. As the saying goes, when two elephants fight, the grass suffers. “The good people of Rivers State do not deserve the misgovernance being meted out to them by the petty rivalry between the immediate-past governor of the state and the incumbent. I want to believe that by the powers conferred on Governor Fubara by the Rivers State Commission of Enquiry Act and the Nigerian Constitution, he has the power to investigate any government, including that of his former principal, Wike. “However, the inquiry into the activities of the last administration should not be carried out based on sheer vendetta, or as a means of settling scores. But, it should be a fact-finding exercise aimed at setting the records straight, letting the people know what was done right or otherwise during the heydays of the past administration and calling those who may have committed one infraction or the other to come and give account of their stewardship. “If this is what the panel of inquiry will be doing, then I think it is a welcome development. We all know that the incumbent governor was part and parcel of the past administration, hence he should also be ready to come out clean by appearing before the panel, if or whenever he is called upon to do so.”

Categorieslatest

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp delivers final speech to team

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delivered his final speech to his team in the Anfield dressing room on Sunday. In his emotional speech, he told players “I love you. I can’t wait to be watching you, developing, making next steps.” He was sent off with a huge applause from the players. Klopp has been the manger for Liverpool for nine years. His last game ended with a 2-0 win over Wolves. He also addressed fans on the pitch, expressing his gratitude.

Categorieslatest

Garcia brace helps Osasuna win 4-1 at Atletico

MADRID : Raul Garcia scored in each half as Osasuna secured their first win at Atletico Madrid since 2009, beating the hosts 4-1 in LaLiga on Sunday and handing them their second home loss of the league campaign. The visitors scored in the 26th minute when Alejandro Catena headed it down inside the box for Garcia to score. Osasuna doubled their lead in the 52nd minute with Atletico keeper Jan Oblak’s block falling to substitute Aimar Oroz for a close-range finish. Atletico struck back three minutes later with Alvaro Morata scoring off Angel Correa’s cross from the left. But Garcia restored Osasuna’s two-goal cushion in the 64th minute, before Lucas Torro sealed the victory, hammering home with his right foot in the 88th. Osasuna’s first win in seven matches lifted them to 11th place in the league with 44 points from 37 matches. Atletico, who have 73 points, will finish fourth after falling five points behind third-placed Girona.

Verified by MonsterInsights