Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

Manchester United exits Champions League

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Manchester United were eliminated from the Champions League in dramatic fashion at Wolfsburg.

Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th minute, but Naldo volleyed in the equalizer in the 14th.

Vieirinha then regained the lead for Wolfsburg in the 29th, before an own goal by Joshua Guilavogui in the 82nd tied the score.

But two minutes later Naldo scored his second with a header to seal Wolfsburg’s victory.

The loss, coupled with PSV Eindhoven’s 2-1 home victory over CSKA Moscow, dropped United to third place in Group B.

United’s late misery was a stark contrast to Manchester City, who saw fortune swing back in their favour.

Five goals were netted inside six minutes across the two games, with City coming back to defeat Borussia Monchengladbach by 4-2 and lift Juventus up in Group D.

That means the Citizens will avoid the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the last 16, as their Manchester rivals face the prospect of Europa League football in the New Year.

Rafael Nadal: I’m not Federer

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Nadal insists that he will not change his game despite not winning.

It was a disappointing season for the Spaniard, but Rafael Nadal insists that he will not make changes to his style.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion won three titles in 2015, but did not reach the semifinals at any of the majors.

“I’m not Federer, I’m Rafael Nadal. He has his style and I have my own style,” Nadal said.

“I for sure try to improve many things during all my career and for sure I’m working hard to be a better player. And if I am a better player for sure I will have the chance to play a bit longer.”

Nadal mostly underperformed in 2015, but he showed improvement by season’s end and finished at No. 5.

He has beaten Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals before falling to World Number One Novak Djokovic.

“I think it’s obvious that I did not have the best season possible, but I am No. 5 in the world so actually it’s not a disaster,” Nadal said.

“I don’t know if I’m going to win it back, I’m working hard to create opportunities to compete for the best tournaments and I’m working so hard to try to make that happen.”

Team Roccat loses roster for LCS

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Team Roccat is without players as LCS approaches.

The League Championship Series is coming, but Team Roccat does not have a single player for the event.

This was the result of an unanticipated exodus of their entire LOL team roster.

The mass departure began when jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and support Oskar “VandeR” Bogdan accepted a deal to H2K Gaming for the 2016 season, with head coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi also reportedly considering a move.

Today, mid laner Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm left the organization just months after renewing his contract for the next season.

Holm has found himself a home at another LCS squad for next year, according to the Roccat Facebook account.

Meanwhile, the team had also loaned their remaining players, Etienne “Steve” Michels and Rasmus “MrRallez” Skinneholm to an unnamed Challenger squad

In other words, Roccat does not have a single player to carry them in the LCS.

Boasting aggressive and exciting overtures to some of the best players in Europe during offseason, the future looks bleak for Roccat’s LCS hopes.