La Liga round-up: Real Madrid beaten 4-1 by Valencia as Carlos Soler scores hat-trick of penalties | Football News

first_imgReal Sociedad's players beat virus-depleted Granada Image:Real Sociedad’s players beat virus-depleted Granada Valencia’s teenage forward Lee Kang-in almost struck a third early in the second period but Courtois turned his shot onto the post.The home side kept up the momentum though and won two further penalties, for a foul by Marcelo on Maxi Gomez then a handball by Sergio Ramos.Soler converted each time, becoming only the third player in the history of La Liga to score three penalties in a single match.Five in a row for Real Sociedad Soler saw his spot-kick saved by Thibaut Courtois and then hit the post on the rebound, while team-mate Yunus Musah netted the loose ball, only to see the goal ruled out after a VAR review showed him encroaching in the area.A re-take was ordered and Soler made no mistake at the second attempt.Valencia took the lead before half-time through a freak own goal from Raphael Varane, who unwittingly sent the ball flying over his head and just over the line, the goal being awarded several minutes later following another VAR review.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Earlier, Real Sociedad beat a nearly unrecognisable Granada side 2-0 to return to the top of La Liga.The visitors’ attempt to get the game postponed due to a spate of coronavirus cases was turned down by authorities, meaning they were forced to make nine changes from last week’s 1-1 draw with Levante and started with five players aged 20 or under.Granada’s makeshift side made a bright start but Sociedad took the lead midway through the first half through left-back Nacho Monreal, before a Mikel Oyarzabal penalty five minutes later doubled their advantage.Brazilian forward Willian Jose had a spot-kick saved by Granada’s 18-year-old ‘keeper Angel Jimenez in the second half and Sociedad ended the game with 10 men as defender Robin Le Normand was shown a straight red card in the 86th minute.Granada earned a penalty in added time but Darwin Machis was denied by an excellent save from Alex Remiro and the Basques celebrated a fifth consecutive La Liga victory.Other La Liga results:Getafe 1-3 VillarrealLevante 1-1 AlavesValladolid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao Valencia forward Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties as his side beat La Liga champions Real Madrid 4-1 at home in an extraordinary match on Sunday.Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead with a scorching strike from outside the area only for Valencia to pull level eventually with the first of Soler’s three penalties after a most unusual turn of events.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

USG hosts live webcast with Sheryl Sandberg

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government screened Sheryl Sandberg’s live discussion on her newest leadership empowerment campaign, Lean In, on Thursday in Taper Hall of Humanities.Leaning in · Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook. spoke to students via webcast about her new Lean In campaign. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanSheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and in 2013, she was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. Sandberg has also worked for Google in the past and is a board member of the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International and the Center for Global Development.In 2013, Sandberg published her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, which she based her campaign on. In the book, Sandberg examines why women are underrepresented in leadership roles both in business and government and offers solutions for women to become more engaged in the workplace.“Lean In was founded because the world is still dominated by men, and it’s time to change that,” Sandberg said during the live discussion.The foundation encourages the formation of small circles that consist of eight to 12 members who work to empower each other. Members meet regularly to grow and learn together. Through these circles, Sandberg hopes to spark awareness, skills and confidence in women.Gabriella Visani, a freshman majoring in occupational therapy, said she attended because she was interested in learning more about female empowerment.“When I was growing up, I did not think much of gender equality,” she said. “I did a lot of boyish things, and it was not until that I became more interested in feminine things that I started thinking about these issues. Now, I just want to do and know more about it.”When Sandberg began her campaign, she believed that only 1,000 circles would be formed. As interest has increased, however, the foundation has grown to include 20,000 circles in the United States and across the world.USG Vice President Rini Sampath is eager to start a Lean In circle at USC, which is why she hosted the event.“Time is very ripe as more women come to power,” Sampath said. “Since USC is so diverse, it is a great place to start such a discussion.”Hassaan Ebrahim, a senior majoring in neuroscience, said his family’s experiences sparked his interest in workplace equality.“My mom is an electrical engineer who works for Apple and has been involved in the tech industry,” he said. “I know the type of challenges she has faced, and I want to get the conversation going.”The Lean In campaign is not aimed exclusively at women. Sandberg emphasized that if gender equality is to be achieved, men also have to play a role. Ebrahim was the only male who attended the event, however.Alana Victor, co-director of the USG External Affairs Committee, and Sampath are hoping that if they start a circle at USC, both men and women will work together to empower each other.“It’s not just a women’s issue, but a human rights issue as well,” Victor said.last_img read more