UCL: Suarez brace lifts Barca over Inter Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Luis Suarez scored two superlative goals as Barcelona beat Inter Milan 2-1 in a thrilling Champions League Group F encounter at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. Lautaro Martinez got the visitors off to a flying start after just three minutes when he pounced on a ball behind the defence and slotted his left-footed shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen while under pressure from Clement Lenglet. His goal marked the fifth time Barca have conceded a Champions League goal within the opening five minutes of a match and the first goal Inter have ever scored at the storied stadium in four tries. Barcelona piled on the pressure shortly after, however, but could only force a handful of straightforward saves from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. Inter thought they had a second in the 27th minute when Antonio Candreva was found free on the right wing before beating Ter Stegen at the near post but he was rightly flagged for offside. Barca then needed separate blocks from Nelson Semedo and Ter Stegen to thwart promising Inter attacks soon after as the Italians ended the half looking the more threatening side. Despite Inter looking the better side, Suarez levelled the score in the 58th minute with a sensational scissor-kick volley from an Arturo Vidal cross — the Uruguay international firing from the edge of the 18-yard box and leaving Handanovic no chance in the Inter net. He capped his brace in dramatic fashion six minutes from time, smartly pushing a square ball from Messi through a thicket of defenders at the top of the box and beating a late-arriving Handanovic with a low dragged shot. The win gives Barca four points from two matches in the young campaign, while Inter have taken just one. Ernesto Valverde’s men will next visit Slavia Prague on Oct. 23 and Inter will host Borussia Dortmund that same day.Tags: Inter MilanLuis SuarezUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

#Donkomi: Dani Ceballos joins Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid

first_imgThe Gunners have completed the season-long loan deal of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid.The 22-year-old joins Arsenal for the 2019-2020 season and joins Gabriel Martinelli as the clubs second summer signing.The Spanish international has been on the tabs of Unai Emery as he sees him as a replacement for the departed Aaron Ramsey.The involvement of the Unai proved a turning point as the U-21 European champion picked Arsenal ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs.After completing the loan move, the midfielder spoke the Arsenal Media and this what he had to say:“I knew I had the confidence of the coach, which was very important for me from the start,” he told the club’s website.“I was aware of the responsibility that wearing this shirt entails and it was a tremendously proud moment when I decided to join Arsenal.“The coach was the turning point in terms of me joining this massive club. He’s a Spanish coach and he knows me from my time at other clubs. I’m really happy to be able to help Arsenal achieve our objectives.“He’s a very tactical coach and I think that’s going to really help me to perfect my positioning. I think we’re both going to try our best to make me a better player.”Emery said he is delighted to add a player with technical and creative ability into his squad ahead of the 2019/20 season.“We’re excited to see Dani join us. He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision,” he said.Ceballos is the second summer signing of the Gunners who are reported to be looking for more improvement.The deal to sign William Saliba from Saint-Etienne is reported to be edging so close to a conclusion as both clubs have reached an agreement.last_img read more