Liverpool edge Salzburg in seven-goal thriller

first_imgMohamed Salah stuck twice as holders Liverpool survived a major Champions League scare to defeat Salzburg 4-3 at Anfield.Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Salah goals had seemingly put Jurgen Klopp’s side in complete control in what was their first European game on home soil since triumphing in last season’s competition. They were left stunned, however, when the visitors responded via goals from Hwang Hee-chan, Takumi Minamino and substitute Erling Haaland. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career But Salah’s sixth goal of the campaign with 21 minutes remaining got the Reds out of jail as they got up and running in Group E.What. A. Game!9′ Mané25′ Robertson36′ Salah39′ Hwang56′ Minamino60′ Haaland69′ Salah#UCL pic.twitter.com/VuN6bFT3Pl— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 2, 2019The visitors served an early warning via Minamino’s long-range shot, yet by the ninth minute the Reds were ahead after Mane drove towards goal down the left before playing a one-two with Roberto Firmino and slotting inside the right post.Robertson doubled the advantage in the 25th minute, finishing a slick move he had started near the halfway line when he swept home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross from six yards out.Liverpool made it three 11 minutes later and had Salzburg goalkeeper Cican Stankovic to thank as he parried Firmino’s header into Salah’s path and the Egypt forward made no mistake from close range.Salzburg gave themselves some hope six minutes before the break thanks to a superb individual goal from Hwang, who cut inside Virgil van Dijk before firing home.The home side made a complacent start to the second half and they were punished when Minamino sent a rasping volley into the ground and beyond Adrian.That was enough to prompt the introduction of in-form Haaland and he soon had his goal, tapping in from close range for his 15th of the campaign to silence Anfield.But Salah came to the rescue when he latched onto Firmino’s flick-on to have the final say in a pulsating match.What does it mean? Relief for Reds as they escape unscathedThey might have got the result, but Jurgen Klopp will be far from impressed with his team after seeing them surrender a three-goal lead before Salah spared their blushes.After losing to Napoli on matchday one, it has been a somewhat unconvincing start to the defence of their European crown – though it should be said the Reds were mesmeric for much of the opening half here, building on their fine domestic form. Qualifying from this group should still be a formality.Sadio on the Mane against old clubMane took all of nine minutes to remind Salzburg what they are missing with a stunning goal – his seventh of the season in all competitions, The Senegal international scored 31 goals in 59 league starts for the Austrian side, earning himself a Premier League move to Southampton for just £11.8million. The rest is history, of course, but what a bargain fee that looks now.Uncharacteristic lapses from RedsSalzburg might be Europe’s goal kings, having scored 55 times in their 12 previous outings this season, but Liverpool would have expected to keep them at bay at fortress Anfield. The likes of Joe Gomez and Fabinho had nervy moments, while even the usually unflappable Virgil van Dijk was troubled at times.Key Opta facts- Liverpool have won their last 12 home matches in all competitions, their best winning run at Anfield since an 18-game streak between April and November 1985.- Salzburg became only the fourth team to score three goals away at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League (also Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid).- Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Roberto Firmino is the only player to have both scored (14) and assisted (10) at least 10 goals in the Champions League.- Salzburg’s two Champions League matches this season have seen 15 goals (9 scored, 6 conceded), more than any other team.- Andrew Robertson is the first Scotsman to score for Liverpool in European competition since Gary McAllister in the 2001 UEFA Cup final.What’s next?A trip to Genk on October 23 in what is the first of back-to-back Champions League matches against the Belgian side awaits Liverpool, who return to Premier League action against Leicester City on Saturday. Salzburg, meanwhile, host Napoli in matchday three. read morelast_img read more

Together, Mountain View softball reaches 3A semifinals

first_img Mountain View junior pitcher Sydney Brown throws a pitch during the Thunder’s 10-5 opening round win over Juanita in the 3A state softball tournament at the RAC in Lacey. Brown struck out 20 over her two complete game wins. (John Becerra Jr./For The Columbian) Together, Mountain View softball reaches 3A semifinals Most of 4A softball state rained out on Friday GO Share: LACEY — The Mountain View Thunder are making some big noise in the 3A state softball tournament.They defeated Juanita 10-5 in its opening round game, then outlasted the Snohomish Panthers 4-3 to make the semifinals for the first time since 2007.Mountain View faces off against Yelm at 9 a.m. Saturday.“That was one of our toughest games since we played Skyview in preseason,” head coach Ashleigh Byrne said. “It was nerve wracking. We made some errors that they took advantage of like we do with teams. Pulling it together was huge.”Junior pitcher Sydney Brown was ecstatic after the game — especially after watching freshman right fielder Mary Fogg make a diving catch for the final out. Subscribe Today Sophomore catcher Kinsey Martin added a big run with a solo home run in the second, a high arching shot that sailed over the left field fence.That was all the Thunder could muster against starting pitcher Jordan Crawford as she shut them down the rest of the way.Snohomish closed the gap to within one in the fifth inning as they scored two runs on an infield hit and an error when junior second baseman Maelyn Ocampo couldn’t hang onto a pop fly.Brown credited senior co-captain Serena Fogg for calling time so everyone could get refocused.“We as a team just needed to calm down, so I said this is our game. We’re still ahead,” Brown said. “We’ve been here before. So we just calmed down and took a breath and that really helped us.” Share: Published: May 24, 2019, 9:25pm Tags Receive latest stories and local news in your email: The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Camas will play Henry Jackson at 8 a.m. Saturday and Battle Ground will face Chiawana at the same time in first-round games.Skyview will face Lake Stevens in a quarterfinal game scheduled for noon. They also got help from a base running mistake by Anna Robinson, who ran too far down the third base line and was thrown out by Martin.Mountain View loaded the bases with one out in its half of the fifth, but sophomore Tenley Winters hit into a double play. The Thunder got out of trouble in the sixth when they turned a double play of its own.With the big plays turned in by the defense, Brown did the rest, striking out seven in the win. She also struck out 13 in the Thunder’s win against the Rebels.“They’re coming together,” Byrne said. “They’ve got that team unity. Our team motto is T.E.A.M. — Together Everyone Achieves More — and they really feel like they’re doing that. It’s like a little sisterhood.” “It’s extremely good” we pulled off the win, she said. “It was a tough game at the end but my defense really came through, especially at the end.”The Thunder came through with its offense in the first inning against the Panthers. Fogg drove in senior outfielder Saydee Christensen with a single, then Serena Fogg and Brown each drove in runs with sacrifice flies.“It showed that we can do it and adjust to their pitching,” Byrne said. “We got it right away.”The Panthers loaded the bases in its half of the first but could only get a run across on a passed ball. Brown got all three outs via strikeout. Mountain View Thunder By John Becerra Jr., For The Columbian Prairie hung tough on a long day to stay in contention for a trophy. They lost to Garfield 6-1 but rebounded to eliminate Edmonds-Woodway 9-2 and Lake Washington 4-0. They’ll play Snohomish at 9 a.m. Saturday.“I was proud of my girls for hanging in there against Garfield and I was proud of our fight over the next two games,” co-head coach Mariah Dawson said. “It was the same way at districts.”Rain rules at 4ASkyview was one of the lucky ones at the 4A state softball tournament in Spokane.The Storm beat Rogers of Puyallup 9-7 on Friday before rain washed out half of the first-round games. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.last_img read more

Fullfrontal nudes pornographic videos and bondage equipment The Xrated exhibition to celebrate

first_imgAn installation titled We Are Hull is projected onto the city's Maritime Museum, forming part of the Made in Hull series The collective later performed under the name Throbbing Gristle, pictured performing in California in 1981 The work was originally exhibited by the notorious art collective at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1976.Back then, it also included rusty knives, used syringes and sanitary towels, and bloodied hair, while prostitutes were asked to walk around the gallery and mingle with guests.The collective’s members, including Cosey Fanni Tutti – who features in many of the pornographic pictures – and Genesis P-Orridge, claimed that they were making a comment on art as a form of prostitution.But the group was denounced in the House of Commons as “wreckers of civilisation”, while MPs questioned the abuse of public money and how exactly it was allowed to go ahead.The collective, which was founded in Hull, later performed under the name Throbbing Gristle, a pioneering noise band with a repertoire that featured a song about the Moors Murderers. There are still a couple of pieces that would outrage people, but now it is what you see on social media most of the timeDavid Sinclair, Humber Street Gallery curator Hull is spending more than £30 million on a year of events and hopes to attract one million visitors.The city will also host the Turner Prize as part of the celebrations. Martin Green, chief executive of Hull 2017, said: “All those people who come will spend money here and stay, drink and shop here. So this is great, world-class culture being used as a regenerative and economic boost to the city.”The exhibition is open until March 22 at the Humber Street Gallery in Hull.   David Sinclair, the curator at the Humber Street Gallery, said the show, which took two years of planning, was a “real insight into COUM and their journey to Throbbing Gristle”.But he admitted that some pieces were still likely to cause outrage. “There are explicit content signs up and there are a couple of pieces that require parental consent, but you put it in a historical context and understand it is 40 years ago,” he said.“It would have been outrageous at the time and there are still a couple of pieces that would outrage people, but now it is what you see on social media most of the time.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It is one of the most controversial events in the history of British art, having been deemed so offensive it sparked a Parliamentary debate. And now, 40 years on, members of the public will be able to see exactly why COUM Transmissions’ Prostitution show caused such a stir.For a new X-rated exhibition including full-frontal nudes, pornographic video footage and bondage equipment from the original show opens on Friday in Hull in celebration of its City of Culture status. Visitors will also be able to admire an image of a couple in flagrante, a jewelled genital pouch and a “cut-up” collage of a woman masturbating. An installation titled We Are Hull is projected onto the city’s Maritime Museum, forming part of the Made in Hull seriesCredit:Danny Lawson/PA The collective later performed under the name Throbbing Gristle, pictured performing in California in 1981Credit:Michael Ochs Archives The new show, which will run until March 22, tells the wider story of their career and also includes diaries and letters from personal archives.Many of the pieces have not been on display since the 1976 show, while a larger installation of people’s recollections are also on display.Visitors have been told to “take an open mind, expect nudity, profanity and maybe a little anarchy”.  A sign outside warns that it is unsuitable for children, but there is no age limit.last_img read more