Daily Archives: March 2, 2016

Napoli and Fiorentina draws as Juventus takes down Inter

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Napoli and Fiorentina draws as Juventus takes down Inter

Fiorentina and Napoli went against each other’s necks to determine the fate of their Serie A campaigns, only to draw at 1-1 after a tense match and share one point apiece.

Earlier, Juventus had extended their lead on top of the table to 4 after beating Inter Milan with two second-half goals in Turin. Although they are clearly the favourites for yet another domestic title, they still depend on Napoli’s fortunes ever so slightly.

And most of the Nerazzuri would be cheering the fact that Fiorentina scored first, with Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso outjumped the Napoli defense, heading in a corner to pull his team ahead after just six minutes.

But Alonso would also woe his day, as his clearance less than a minute later found Napoli top scorer Gonzalo Higuain, allowing the Argentine to send his first shot in to the net from outside the box and bag his 25th goal of the season.

Both sides took to hard offense but even as Fiorentina found the woordwork twice, they held on to end the game with those early goals.

Fiorentina’s keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu was also vital in keeping Napoli out, as he blocked a powerful drive from José Callejón and stopped a Higuain follow-up. He also kept out dangerous effort from Lorenzo Insigne in the dying minutes, just as Higuain had a goal disallowed for being offside.

The match saw Napoli keep up their pace behind Juventus with a 3-point gap, while La Viola remain fourth but draw against Roma on points with the last Champions league spot to play for.

MLG CSGO major tickets sold out

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MLG CSGO major tickets sold out

Tickets to Major League Gaming’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament in Ohio were sold out, and nothing less was expected for one of the biggest gaming events of the year.

MLG’s live event chief Adam Apicella made the announcement on Twitter. He later added that the organizers may try to expand the capacity in the Nationwide Arena, but additional tickets were unlikely.

MLG and Apicella have drawn praise from the community for the quality of their public-facing communication and transparency on plans for the major. MLG had even requested those who were attending the event to send RSVPs to their Facebook page as a show of support.

The tournament, a first North American Valve sponsored major saw more North American teams qualifying for the tournament than in any other major events.

Offering a glittering reward amounting to $1,000,000, spectators will be treated to a feast for the eyes as they witness 16 of the best CS: GO teams duke it out to earn a place as the best in the global CS: GO Arena.

Cloud9, Team Liquid, Splyce, Counter Logic Gaming, G2 Esports, Mousesports, Gambit Gaming and Flipsid3 Tactics booked their places at the major through qualifiers.

They will join the top eight from the last Counter-Strike majors, DreamHack Cluj—Team EnVyUs, Fnatic, FaZe, Na`Vi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Virtus.pro, Astralis and Luminosity Gaming. These teams had received direct invitations to Columbus

West Brom holds Leicester in thrilling draw

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West Brom holds Leicester in thrilling draw

Premier League leaders Leicester City was held by a struggling West Bromwich Albion at 2-2 at the King Power Stadium, preventing them from gaining the full 3 points to retain their momentum.

Salomon Rondon opened the scoreboard for the Baggies, escaping Robert Huth and made it 1-0. However, Leicester maintained their strength and pressing, keeping on their offense as West Brom looked happy to lose possession and stay deep.

Then, a Danny Drinkwater shot was deflected into the net, and Andy King scores a second for the Foxes before half-time to bring the hosts ahead. Unfortunately for them, Craig Gardner leveled the game with a direct free-kick as Riyad Mahrez made a handball unecessarily.

Leicester had significantly improved since their narrow win against Norwich, where they were seemingly lacking. But hitting the woodwork twice amidst a siege on West Bromwich, they were left without a winner and has just three points ahead of Tottenham, who could go top should they beat West Ham.

However, they can very well take pride in the fact that they were the first team to score 50 league goals, and that King managed his first goal of the season. Even manager Claudio Ranieri praised his team performance, as the players did not panic after their conceding a goal.

“Just sometimes you can do everything but the ball doesn’t want to go in,” he added.