Pique: Barcelona has to fight back

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORT -

Ger­ard Pique has is­sued a ral­ly­ing cry for Barcelona to fight back from their 20 deficit to AC Mi­lan in the Cham­pi­ons League.

The Blau­grana were fan­cied to beat the Ros­soneri on Wed­nes­day night, but goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sul­ley Mun­tari en­sured the Liga giants went home empty-handed.

The Camp Nou cen­tre-back hopes he and his team-mates can learn from what was a flat dis­play at San Siro, and re­fused to blame any ex­ter­nal fac­tors for their de­feat.

"We are Barcelona and we have to fight back. It looked as though Mi­lan were coming into the match as vic­tims but we know this club, the his­tory they have. There are no ex­cuses - the pitch, the ref­eree, noth­ing - we have to work hard to fight back." Said Pique.

GLT to be used at 2014 World Cup

Fifa has an­nounced that Goal-Line Tech­nol­ogy (GLT) will be used at both the 2013 Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The scheme un­der­went a trial dur­ing De­cem­ber's Club World Cup, and the gov­ern­ing body has de­cided to put it to fur­ther use at their up­com­ing com­pe­ti­tions. "The aim is to use GLT in or­der to sup­port the match of­fi­cials and to in­stall a sys­tem in all sta­dia, pend­ing the suc­cess­ful in­stal­la­tion, and pre-match ref­eree tests," a state­ment read.

Del Piero seals Syd­ney FC stay

Alessan­dro Del Piero has fi­nally agreed to ex­tend his stay at Syd­ney FC, with the club an­nounc­ing on Thurs­day the Ital­ian has ac­ti­vated the sec­ond sea­son of his two-year deal. "I am very happy to be stay­ing at Syd­ney FC for an­other sea­son," the Ju­ven­tus le­gend said via state­ment. "I chose Syd­ney FC at the be­gin­ning of this sea­son be­cause I wanted to show my love of foot­ball in an­other coun­try and I have en­joyed the chal­lenge and my time at Syd­ney FC and in Aus­tralia." Said Del Piero.

Nadal earns first ti­tle of come­back

Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the fi­nal of the Brazil Open last week, his first tro­phy since re­turn­ing from a sev­en­month lay­off to treat his left knee.

“Brazil will al­ways be in my heart,” Nadal said. “Big things started to hap­pen af­ter I won here in 2005 and hopefully this is the start of some­thing good again.” Said Nadal

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Iraq

© PressReader. All rights reserved.