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

Hour’s work buys teens a week of booze

first_imgDominion Post 6 Oct 2012Young people can buy more than a week’s worth of booze for less than an hour’s wages.As MPs prepare to debate a 50 per cent rise in alcohol excise, Dominion Post research shows pre-mixed, ready-to-drink (RTD) alcoholic cocktails are cheaper to buy than same-sized cans of soft drink.For $10, youngsters can get their hands on 11 standard drinks’ worth of knock-down spirits at most bottle stores.Bottles of wine can regularly be bought for  $7; a dozen beer,  $10; but the cheapest RTDs work out at as little as 47c per standard drink.For just $11.98 – less than an hour’s work on the $13.50 minimum wage – a teen   can buy eight 330ml cans of pre-mixed whisky and cola and knock back more booze  than is recommended for an adult male in a week.The dangers are clear, Alcohol Healthwatch director Rebecca Williams says. “Our heaviest drinkers are our younger age groups . . . about half of the alcohol consumed in New Zealand is consumed in heavy-drinking situations.“Price matters: You can buy a lot if you want to buy it . . . and get hammered.”RTDs also served as a gateway to hard liquor, she said.“We know that ready-to-drinks are linked with heavy-drinking behaviour and they’re popular with the young group. read more

Michigan residents can prevent child abuse using tax return forms

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLansing, Mich — Michigan tax payers will have the chance to help prevent child abuse when filing their tax returns.A check–off box on the Michigan income tax return form gives residents the option to donate five dollars, ten dollars or more to prevent child abuse. Money raised will support the children’s trust fund. The fund offers help to children and families to promote health and welfare by funding local programs to prevent abuse and neglect.Michael Foley, director of the program, says the generous donations of residents are appreciated. for more information, visit the children’s trust fund campaign page through Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Child Abuse, income tax, MICHIGAN, taxContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Monday, February 11Next Pop-up food pantry coming to Alpena for families in needlast_img read more