Mueller helps Bayern battle past Dortmund

first_imgDortmund could muster little more than a handful of half-chances as they pushed for the equaliser. Only in injury time did they create a golden opportunity, as Alexander Isak’s shot was deflected just inches past the post.“If we had played the whole game like we did in the last half an hour, we might have taken something away from this game,” said Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer.Elsewhere, Leon Bailey netted the winner as Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 to book their place in the quarters.Goalless until the 71st minute, the game burst into life when Bailey broke down the left to pick up Kevin Volland’s through ball and fire past Yann Sommer.Werder Bremen also progressed to the last eight by beating Freiburg 3-2.After goals from Ishak Belfodil and Florian Kainz had put Bremen two goals up, Nils Petersen pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.With 20 minutes to play, Philipp Bargfrede swept the ball in for Bremen’s third, the referee overruling the linesman’s offside flag. A late goal from Yoric Ravet proved too little for Freiburg.Share on: WhatsApp “We’ve stumbled into the quarter-finals,” said Bayern defender Boateng. “We played well in the first half, but we should have decided it earlier.”After several gilt-edged chances in the opening minutes, Boateng headed Bayern into the lead on 12 minutes. Niklas Suele guided a James Rodriguez free-kick onto the bar, before Boateng emerged to nod the ball past Roman Buerki.With star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out injured, it wasn’t until the 35th minute that Dortmund created a significant chance. Stand-in front man Yarmolenko found space in the box, only to see his shot cleared off the line by David Alaba.Minutes later, Bayern doubled their lead in style. Played through by Robert Lewandowski on the right wing, Mueller sent an elegant chip over Buerki and into the far corner.Two brilliant saves from Buerki kept Bayern from running riot just after half-time, but Bayern looked ever more comfortable as the game wore on. When Franck Ribery was substituted off on the hour mark, the win appeared to be secure.Bayern were shocked into life on 76 minutes, though, when Yarmolenko pulled a goal back for Dortmund.Shinji Kagawa whipped in a cross, and home goalkeeper Sven Ulreich couldn’t deny the Ukrainian at the far post. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Thomas Mueller scored the decisive goal as Bayern Munich fought to a 2-1 victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund to reach the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Goals from Jerome Boateng and Mueller gave Bayern a comfortable lead before half-time, but Andriy Yarmolenko’s second-half header made it a nervy last 15 minutes for Bayern.last_img read more

100 voices: Cricketers and athletes speak up about Black Lives Matter!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/AP/Getty/ShutterstockAdvertisement 4uls48NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3icWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eogyc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7dxWould you ever consider trying this?😱ft9Can your students do this? 🌚pdlsnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its not the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Its not the slow resumption of sporting activities. The news that has been making the headlines, and has concerned the global citizens, is the unrest across the United States of America. The murder of George Floyd last week has started protests against racism and police brutality in the country, which has now achieved a global support. Many cricketers, athletes and clubs all over the world are taking to social media to stand up in support of the Black Lives Matter protest.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/AP/Getty/ShutterstockSportspersons have always spoken against racism inequality and injustice, even now, Twitter and Instagram fills with their posts promoting equality, and in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement that is taking place all across USA.George Floyd was murdered on 25th May in Minneapolis by Derek Chauvin, a police officer who worked for the Minneapolis Police Department. The officer, who has now been fired and charged with third degree murder and man slaughter, pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck, who was handcuffed and lying on the street. Post mortem has revealed asphyxia as the cause of death.Advertisement The video footages recorded by bystanders show Floyd’ pleading ‘I can’t breathe’ to Chauvin, the phrase which has taken the forefront on the protests against racial injustice.The Black Lives Matter movement started back in 2013 with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter or #BLM on social media, and has been a driving force to protest against the xenophobic attacks on African-Americans, police brutality, racial profiling and inequality in the country’s justice system.Advertisement If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at View this post on Instagram #BlackoutTuesday 🤚🏻🤚🏼🤚🏽🤚🏾🤚🏿A post shared by Sami Khedira (@sami_khedira6) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:09am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:08am PDT View this post on Instagram I have been collecting my thoughts for the past few days in order to eloquently describe my feelings on the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. It would have been far too easy to write with emotion, hatred and vitriolic sentiment in the immediate aftermath. Although those feelings are still present, I will give it a try. Why is this still happening in 2020? Why do the same racists applaud any ethnic minority who plays for the team they support but abuse the same minorities on the street? Why are all the methods we are using to eradicate this from our society not working? It’s gone on for too long and we have come too far for this to be tolerated in modern society. I do not advocate violence, looting or destruction of property, as this will not solve any problems and many racially afflicted individuals are victims themselves of this behaviour. Why should the people be punished who have the same struggles, turmoil and racial abuse? The people who have worked their entire lives to feed their families and then have the fruits of the labour destroyed in protests against the issues they are suffering themselves? This is not the answer. However, we do urgently NEED change, we DEMAND change and most importantly, we DESERVE change. Make it happen, NOW. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.A post shared by @ thierryhenry on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:45pm PDT View this post on Instagram I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with you ✊🏻✊🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been so ignorant and naive of my privilege and I’m so sorry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is time to educate ourselves surrounding white privilege and systemic racism and stand up to this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is uncomfortable to admit that our privilege has perpetuated racism, but it is necessary to recognise this and to educate ourselves and play our part in dismantling our systems that are built on racism.A post shared by Jodie Taylor (@jodes__14) on May 31, 2020 at 8:25pm PDT View this post on Instagram ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesdayA post shared by Alex Lacazette (@lacazettealex) on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:59am PDT View this post on Instagram Black Lives Matter. #BlackoutTuesdayA post shared by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole) on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:55am PDT View this post on Instagram Todos juntos!! ❤️#BLACKLIVESDMATTER #blackouttuesdayA post shared by David Luiz (@davidluiz_4) on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:46am PDT View this post on Instagram #vidasnegrasimportam #vidasfaveladasimportam #notoracism #blacklivesmatterA post shared by Gabriel Jesus (@dejesusoficial) on Jun 1, 2020 at 12:29pm PDT View this post on Instagram #blackouttuesday ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾A post shared by Anthony Martial (@martial_9) on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:19am PDT View this post on Instagram Enough is enough. We are all humans. Together we are stronger ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿A post shared by Christian (@cmpulisic) on Jun 2, 2020 at 4:12am PDT View this post on Instagram Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatterA post shared by Sadio Mane (@sadiomaneofficiel) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:38am PDT View this post on Instagram ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesdayA post shared by Blaise Matuidi (@blaisematuidiofficiel) on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:13am PDT View this post on Instagram #blackouttuesday 🖤A post shared by Fred Rodrigues (@fred08oficial) on Jun 2, 2020 at 5:20am PDT View this post on Instagram ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿A post shared by Raheem Sterling x 😇 (@sterling7) on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:03am PDT View this post on Instagram #BlackOutTuesday 🤎 link in bioA post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:30am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jozy Altidore (@jozyaltidore) on May 28, 2020 at 8:04pm PDT View this post on Instagram ✊🏿A post shared by Gyasi Zardes (@gyasinho) on Jun 1, 2020 at 10:55pm PDT View this post on Instagram There is no place for injustice, racism and intolerance in this world! We must really listen and learn from those in pain. Be the example of the change you want to see!! Praying, hoping, and believing everyday that this is all a part of the lords plan to lead us to a better and brighter future ahead. God speed everyone 💔A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on May 31, 2020 at 5:19pm PDT View this post on Instagram STILL!!!! 🤬😢😤A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on May 27, 2020 at 9:43am PDT View this post on Instagram #blackouttuesdayA post shared by P.K. Subban (@subbanator) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:07am PDTAlso read-Kobe Bryant’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirt takes on new meaning after George Floyd murderMichael Jordan shows solidarity with protests across America: ‘We need to create systemic change!’ Advertisementlast_img read more