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Gareth Bale has often been berated by the Spanish press and fans this season, but on Tuesday night he posted a performance which led to major criticism from the British media.
ITV pundits and former Manchester United midfielders Roy Keane and Paul Scholes led the charge after Real Madrid fell 2-1 to Juventus in the Champions League semi-final first leg, while many others joined in.
Centre-back Sergio Ramos also failed to escape criticism after a poor showing in midfield on a difficult night for Los Blancos.
Keane, known for his intimidating style on and off the pitch, suggested Bale might as well have taken an early bath, as tweeted by MailOnline Sport:
Scholes noted Bale’s lack of confidence on his first start after injury, as reported by Pete Jenson and Nicholas Gooden of the Daily Mail: “Bale never once tried to take his man on. He just whipped the ball in and it was food and drink for Juventus‘ defence.”
Squawka highlighted Bale’s total lack of impact:
ESPN FC’s Craig Burley provided his thoughts on the player’s obvious struggle:
Currently linked with a move to United, as reported by Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail, Bale’s season has been a disappointing one.
He was booed in January for failing to set up Cristiano Ronaldo with an open goal, subsequently being labelled a “ball-hog,” per AS (via Matthew Stanger of Sky Sports). He has scored just three in his last 17 matches, per WhoScored.com, and he appears to be suffering under the pressure of matching up to his world-record £85 million transfer fee.
B/R UK’s Sam Tighe assessed the Madrid players’ performances:
Much of the social media reaction to Bale’s display went down the humorous route, highlighted by bookmakers Paddy Power:
Ramos also produced a night to forget in a somewhat unnatural midfield role in which his distribution continued to halt Madrid’s progress up the field. Scholes provided a reactionary comment to Keane suggesting the European champions effectively played with less players, per ITV (via Football Tweet):
Squawka tweeted the Spaniard’s accuracy problems:
Former Barcelona and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker suggested Ramos failed to achieve the most basic of functions:
Tom Williams of AFP indicated Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was just giving Juventus a chance:
Paddy Power stuck with the hair theme:
Goals from Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez provide Juventus with a lead to defend when they head to the Bernabeu in the second leg. Ronaldo’s header made him the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer and provides Madrid hope of overturning the deficit in front of their own fans. Italian teams are notorious for defending stoutly when needed, so an exciting match is likely to ensue.
Both Bale and Ramos can be expected to take on key roles in the second encounter. Neither managed to deal with the intensity of Juventus‘ play on Tuesday and were exposed by Massimiliano Allegri’s decision to go for the win. The pressure on Bale to deliver is increasing, particularly as criticism of him has now spread into Britain.
Amazon India is running its summer sale through which the retailer is offering heavy discounts on the Xbox One console, games, and a wide range of notebooks. For users looking to build or upgrade their PCs, there are several deals currently live on PC components as well.
Now that’s just plain rude! Chrissy Teigen‘s the pro cooker in this family!
But according to their friends and John Legend‘s family, his mac and cheese is so much better than hers!
Um, can we be the judge of this? Someone send us a version of John’s and a version of Chrissy’s for us to test!!
In a recent chat, the Sports Illustrated model revealed her cookbook will include a few of her hubby’s recipes!
Here’s how the interview went down:
“Do you and John ever work on recipes together? Not really. The recipes that he’s great at and that he loves are, you know, his fried chicken and mac and cheese. Something fun about the book is we’ll have his take and then we’ll have my take. For example, everybody in his family and all of our friends love his mac and cheese, but I think they only love it because John Legend is cooking it, like, Oh my God! This is amazing! But it’s a little thick for me — I like a creamy mac. So I’m making my version, too.
So the book will have a special section, like his and hers?
Yes, but of course everyone is still going to love his more.”
Well, in John’s friend’s case, who wouldn’t want a cooked meal from the legendary singer?! LOLz!
But we totally promise to be unbiased!! Can’t wait for the cookbook to come out so we can be the judges of this John vs. Chrissy: Mac & Cheese battle!
[Image via Chrissy Teigen/Instagram.]
Mikael Backlund didn’t need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in. The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he’d scored the winner. Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Tuesday night. ”I didn’t believe it went in at first, but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it’s just an unbelievable feeling.” Johnny Gaudreau scored with 19.5 seconds left in the third period to tie the game for the Flames, who had an apparent goal disallowed minutes earlier.
The Memphis Grizzlies welcomed Mike Conley Jr. back to the lineup and put the clamps on the Golden State Warriors’ high-octane offense at Oracle Arena on Tuesday.
With Conley on the floor, Game 2 was a far different story than Sunday’s Game 1 loss. He led Memphis with 22 points and helped the Grizzlies even up their Western Conference semifinals series at one game apiece in a 97-90 road victory.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports pointed out how rare it is for these Warriors to drop a game on their home court:
Wearing a protective facial mask and playing for the first time in 11 days after undergoing surgery on April 27, Conley’s expectations before Tuesday’s contest seemed rather modest.
”It was a little challenging,” said Conley of his first experience wearing the mask, per The Associated Press’ Josh Dubow (via Yahoo Sports). ”The first time going up and down can be a little tough on everybody. I’ll go out and do what I can do and see how my wind feels.”
Conley was tremendous, considering the circumstances, serving as the tone-setter to help swing the entire momentum of the series. The NBA on TNT noted his magnificent start:
NBA on ESPN showed another example of just how dominant Conley was:
And it’s not as though Conley petered out despite concerns of potential fatigue—he buried a dagger three-pointer among his numerous highlights to make the score 90-80 with two minutes and 13 seconds left in the fourth.
Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher had an appropriate reaction to the Grizzlies’ glorious triumph:
All the magic the top-seeded Warriors were able to conjure up in front of their home fans all year seemed to dissipate due to Memphis’ gritty style.
In light of how capable Golden State has been at pulling off rallies, ESPN’s J.A. Adande weighed in on how the Warriors couldn’t quite get close enough down the stretch:
Lackluster shooting from beyond the arc, a facet of the game that’s often Golden State’s equalizer even when the team is playing bad, and sloppy ball security in the form of 20 turnovers doomed the home squad.
Fox Sports’ Jimmy Spencer alluded to the tactics Memphis deployed to stymie its favored adversary:
Warriors star Klay Thompson found himself locked down by Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, unable to complement Stephen Curry as a usually dynamic half of the “Splash Brothers” backcourt. Thompson had just 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting and coughed up five turnovers.
Curry led the Warriors with 19 points and added five rebounds and six assists but missed 12 of 19 field-goal attempts, and shot 2-of-11 from beyond the arc.
The following video from Bleacher Report’s Team Stream Now of an Allen steal perfectly summarizes what he did to Thompson for most of the evening:
Allen, who had four steals on the night, boasted about his area of expertise when he stepped into a passing lane in the fourth and broke away for a dunk, per the NBA:
Ryen Russillo of ESPN felt the Warriors as a whole just weren’t themselves in Game 2:
ESPN.com’s Royce Young did well to analyze how the Grizzlies embrace their identity, which bodes well for the remainder of the series:
FedExForum is dubbed “The Grindhouse” for a reason. It’s because most opponents who walk into Memphis come away bruised, battered and defeated. The Grizzlies return home for Saturday’s Game 3 with a ton of momentum and suddenly have the look of the scary bully who could prevent Golden State from coming out of the West.
As well as the Warriors play in terms of teamwork, sharing the ball, spacing and execution, they hadn’t faced the physicality Memphis boasts in a playoff atmosphere at full strength until Tuesday. Now Golden State coach Steve Kerr has to figure out how his perimeter-oriented, finesse team can regain the edge.
The collective talent and depth the Warriors possess, along with how quickly Curry and Thompson can take over a game, give Golden State the faculties to steal a win away from home.
However, the advantage Memphis seems to have on defense and the edge with which the Grizzlies are playing definitely appear to be shaking up the Western Conference playoff picture.
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A selloff in global sovereign bonds pushed Asian stocks to two-week lows on Wednesday as investors worried it might trigger profit-taking in other asset classes while the U.S. dollar stayed on the backfoot dogged by deficit concerns. As bond yields rose sharply from Germany to Australia in recent days, stock markets began to flounder. Market participants struggled to make sense of the simultaneous selloff in eurozone and U.S. debt markets and global equities, alongside the rise in commodities. "The current selloff in bonds appears to have been led by developments in the Eurozone markets," Ashish Agrawal, an emerging markets strategist at Credit Suisse in Singapore, said.