Real Madrid paired with PSG in Champions League group stage

first_imgReal Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together in Group A in the draw, which took place in Monaco on Thursday.The two clubs have been linked over the pursuit of PSG star Neymar, with Real Madrid mooted as one of the Brazilian suitors.The pair will be joined by Belgian top-flight runners-up Club Brugge and Turkish Super Lig winners Galatasaray.  Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? 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? Reigning champions Liverpool will see a familiar face in Group E, having been paired up with Napoli, who they narrowly pipped to make the knockout stages last season.The Reds defeated Carlo Ancelotti’s side 1-0 at Anfield on the final matchday of the season, with UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year Alisson making a crucial stop late to see Liverpool through to the knockout stage, where they would go on to capture their sixth Champions League crown. Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg and Belgian champions Genk rounded out the group.Group F features a strong line-up, with reigning La Liga champions Barcelona, aiming to put bitter disappointment of two straight knockout round collapses behind them, leading the foursome.Barca are joined by Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund, Inter, led by former Chelsea and Juventus manager Antonio Conte, and Slavia Prague. Last year’s finalists Tottenham have been drawn with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in Group B. They are joined Greek giants Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade, who defeated Liverpool as well as took a point off Napoli in last year’s group stage. The 2018-19 semi-finalists Ajax will face Chelsea in Group H as the Blues return to the Champions League after a year’s absence which saw them emerge as Europa League winners. They are joined by Valencia and Ligue 1 runners-up Lille. Group C will feature another group stage re-match, as Manchester City will face Shakhtar for the third straight year. The two are joined by Champions League debutants Atalanta, as well as Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb.Meanwhile in Group D, Juventus, hoping to end a Champions League title drought which extends back to 1996, will match up against Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow. Group G features Zenit, Benfica, Lyon and RB Leipzig. The group stage of the 2019-20 edition of the Champions League kicks off on September 17 and 18, with teams competing in six matchdays until early December as they attempt to progress to the knockout stage.Champions League 2019-20 groups Group A Group B Group C Group D Paris Saint-Germain Bayern Munich Manchester City Juventus Real Madrid Tottenham Shakhtar Donetsk Atletico Madrid Club Brugge Olympiacos Dinamo Zagreb Bayer Leverkusen Galatasaray Red Star Belgrade Atalanta Lokomotiv Moscow Group E Group F Group G Group H Liverpool Barcelona Zenit Chelsea Napoli Borussia Dortmund Benfica Ajax Red Bull Salzburg Inter Lyon Valencia Genk Slavia Prague RB Leipzig Lillelast_img read more

All-Region girls golf: Emma Cox, Camas

first_imgAll-Region girls golf: Emma Cox, Camas Camas’ Cox takes team-first attitude on golf course But she quickly moved on from discussing her own play, instead highlighting teammate Elizabeth Gillespie, who rebounded from an opening 95 to card an 85 and place 46th overall.That’s just who Cox is. Even her career plans center around helping others. She will play NCAA Division I golf at Towson University in Baltimore. There she will study political science and hopes to eventually go to law school.She’s passionate about environmental issues and women’s right, attends Camas City Council meetings and volunteered for Carolyn Long’s congressional campaign.A future politician?“It’s really hard to run and have all these people judging you,” Cox said. “It’s not my thing. I’d like to be in the backstage area, but maybe one day (I’ll run for political office). I’m not going to rule it out.” [email protected] By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Camas senior Emma Cox didn’t mention her 14th-place state finish, district title or two eagle hole-outs when asked about her season.The Columbian All-Region girls golfer of the year instead spoke of her team.The Papermakers finished fourth at state this year, the first season in which entire teams qualified for the event.“My freshman through junior year felt very individualistic,” Cox said. “You were trying to claim your spot and hopefully your whole team was able to make it. This season was just amazing in the way that everybody’s score mattered. It didn’t just matter about me or the way I placed.”The format was a perfect fit for Cox, who tries to put others before herself more often than not. Before the district, bi-district and state tournaments, Cox, a Papermaker captain, went up to her teammates and gave them a pep talk. Photo Joshua Hart Columbian staff writer Share:center_img “They’re so much fun, and super kind and smart but some of them get in their own heads even though they have this amazing ability,” Cox said.So she told them “you got this,” and sent them on their way.Internally, she was feeling the pressure of the state championships’ second day. She finished with a five-over 76 in the opening round, and her team was seven strokes back of eventual state champion Redmond at Spokane’s Hangman Valley Golf course.“I was the only one on my team that had one of their better scores of the season that day,” Cox said. “I felt like it was a bit on my shoulders, even though it completely wasn’t. I took that pressure and faltered a bit with it.”She shot an 84 to end her fourth consecutive state appearance (32nd, third, 15th and 14th-place finishes). Share: By Joshua Hart, Columbian staff writer Published: June 11, 2019, 8:58pm GO Camas PapermakersVideo Tags Buy this Photo Camasí Emma Cox poses for a press photo in The Columbian studio on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Nathan Howard/The Columbian) last_img read more

Delhi Congress leaders discuss defeat with Rahul

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Chief Minister and Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Friday met party President Rahul Gandhi to discuss the reasons for the party’s defeat in the national capital in the Lok Sabha elections. The meeting was also attended by Congress candidates Ajay Maken, Mahabal Mishra, J.P. Agarwal, Rajesh Lilothia and Arvinder Singh Lovely as well as P.C. Chacko, who is the Congress in-charge of Delhi. Dikshit was also a candidate. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahThe meeting lasted for over more than an hour. The Congress, which was defeated by the BJP on all seven Lok Sabha seats in the capital, also discussed the preparedness for the Assembly elections early next year. The Congress ruled the national capital from 1998 to 2013 but since then has lost every major election. Gandhi has held similar review meetings with leaders from Chhattisgarh and Haryana.last_img read more