Argentina went into the game against Le Tricolor on 26 November, knowing that a victory was vital as they lost their FIFA World Cup opener 2-1 to Saudi Arabia.
Everyone was stunned by La Albiceleste’s poor performance in the first half, with many criticizing Lionel Messi’s display.
However, the Argentine icon took the game by the scruff of the neck and fired home an incredible 64th-minute strike to send his side on their way to victory.
The impressive young Enzo Fernandez grabbed Argentina’s second in the 87th minute, but it was yet another night when Lionel Messi made headlines.
The win was vital for Argentina as it propelled them to second place, one point behind group leaders Poland, who they face in their final group game on 30 November.
Grealish was interviewed ahead of England’s clash with Wales on 29 November and was among those left mesmerized by Messi.
“I watch all the games to be honest. We have screens all over the place and it’s just nice to have games on all day. I watched Messi, unbelievable. He just showed what he’s about in that second half but then again so did Mbappe.”
Lionel Messi reacts to Argentina’s win over Mexico
The pressure had grown on Argentina following their shocking defeat to Saudi Arabia.
It went down as one of the biggest shocks in FIFA World Cup history, and Lionel Scaloni’s side were in dire need of bouncing back against Mexico.
Following their victory over the north Americans, Messi spoke of his relief at securing a win as they are now back on track in Group C.
He said (via):
“We lived with discomfort given the defeat in the opening match [against Saudi Arabia] was something we didn’t expect.
“The days felt very long and we were eager to have the chance to turn it around. We knew it was a critical game. Luckily we had the option to win and it was a weight off our shoulders, a reason for joy and peace of mind because it is all down to us again.”
If Scaloni’s men beat Poland, they will qualify as Group C winners for the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
Lionel Messi is set to come up against Barcelona frontman Robert Lewandowski in what is now a mouthwatering encounter at Stadium 974.
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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has opined that the Chetan Sharma-led Indian selection committee paid the price for picking a poor team for the T20 World Cup 2022, not keeping the conditions in mind. Pointing to the absence of a genuine fast bowler, he stated that the Men in Blue suffered due to a lack of resources at their disposal.
On Friday, November 18, the BCCI sacked the entire selection committee led by Sharma, just days after India’s 10-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final in Adelaide.
Apart from former pacer Sharma, the selection committee comprised Sunil Joshi (South Zone), Harvinder Singh (Central Zone), and Debashish Mohanty (East Zone). The BCCI has invited applications for new selectors and has set a November 28 deadline for the same.
While some feel the selection committee was made a scapegoat for Team India’s poor performance in the ICC event Down Under, Butt did not agree with the observation. Speaking on his YouTube channel, he stated:
“Yes, at times, in a culture like sub-continent, you have to show that you have sacrificed something. Some people might feel they (selectors) have been made scapegoats. But I don’t feel so. Why were fast bowlers not picked, keeping Australian conditions in mind?
“What was the reason behind not having an out-and-out fast bowler in the team? Didn’t they know that they were going to Australia for the T20 World Cup and were going to play a match in Perth?.”
India lost only one match during the Super 12 stage, going down to South Africa on a pacy surface in Perth. However, they ended up being hammered by 10 wickets in the second semi-final against the Englishmen in Adelaide.
“India did not have any venom in their bowling” – Salman Butt on Men in Blue’s semi-final loss
Reflecting on Team India’s insipid bowling performance in the semi-final contest, Butt again observed that the Men in Blue missed genuine pace. He elaborated:
“When you go to Australia, if you have an out-and-out quick bowler, he will be effective on all the grounds there. India did not have any venom in their bowling that could pose a threat to the opposition in Adelaide. Selectors have to be answerable for that.”
Defending a total of 168, India could not pick up a single wicket in the semi-final against England as the chasing side raced to victory in 16 overs.
With the competition getting fierce and aggressive with each passing day, Bigg Boss 16 has seen many twists and turns. As the finale nears, we saw some of the most popular contestants bidding adieu to the show and it seems that Shalin Bhanot, who has been in news for his various stints in the reality show, has now expressed his desire to voluntarily bow out of the show. This comes as a surprise considering that the actor has been receiving a lot of support on the show. The actor also revealed that he is upset with the way Tina Datta backed out and didn’t take his side.
Bigg Boss 16: Shalin Bhanot expresses desire to quit show after accusing Tina Datta of ‘using’ him
His decision comes after Shalin Bhanot had a showdown with rapper MC Stan. The two engaged in a heated argument at the Bigg Boss house. Followed by that, the contestants were called into the confession room to speak about the matter. Meanwhile, Tina Datta was asked to give her verdict on the matter, during which, the Uttaran actress maintained that both the contestants were at fault. Her comment really hurt Shalin, who had earlier even confessed about having feelings for her, after which, he requested his exit from the show. The actor expressed that he felt betrayed after Tina refused to take his side, which prompted him to make this request.
Speaking about how both MC Stan and Shiv Thakare became physical, former Bigg Boss contestant Rahul Vaidya maintained that, “MC stan and shiv were very wrong today & both became physical on shalin! Both should be thrown out because It was Stan who abused first & charged on to Shalin and Shiv Scratched Shalin’s Face which was in extremely bad taste & is absolutely unacceptable!#BiggBoss16”. He added, “Shalin handled the whole situation very well and with composure! And in all this Sumbul again looked like a joker.” He concluded adding that abuses are not a good way to retaliate, “I am strongly against Maa Behen Abuses! Jitni gaali deni hai contestant ko do , usko jo kehna hai kaho ,not to his or her maa behen or family who are not even a part of the show! #badtaste #BiggBoss16”.
MC stan and shiv were very wrong today & both became physical on shalin! Both should be thrown out because It was Stan who abused first & charged on to Shalin and Shiv Scratched Shalin’s Face which was in extremely bad taste & is absolutely unacceptable!
— RAHUL VAIDYA RKV (@rahulvaidya23)
I am strongly against Maa Behen Abuses! Jitni gaali deni hai contestant ko do , usko jo kehna hai kaho ,not to his or her maa behen or family who are not even a part of the show!
— RAHUL VAIDYA RKV (@rahulvaidya23)
On the other hand, voicing out a similar opinion, Gauahar Khan said, “Shiv literally held shalins face n pushed it back , near his neck . So shouldn’t shiv evict himself ?????? #bully ! Shalin did not do anything wrong , he got unnecessarily abused by mcstan. His language is so so bad . Sick that whole group is full of bullies ! Omg ! I’m shocked , shiv didn’t attack his neck ?????????? Jhooth ! We all saw what happened!” Gauahar also commented on the show’s promo shared by the channel where she spoke about Tina Datta saying, “Bull crap!!! Tina had her eyes shut because of pain, but how could she have her ears & brains shut!”
Shiv literally held shalins face n pushed it back , near his neck . So shouldn’t shiv evict himself ??????! Shalin did not do anything wrong , he got unnecessarily abused by mcstan. His language is so so bad . Sick that whole group is full of bullies !
— Gauahar Khan (@GAUAHAR_KHAN)
Omg ! I’m shocked , shiv didn’t attack his neck ?????????? Jhooth ! We all saw what happened!
— Gauahar Khan (@GAUAHAR_KHAN)
Let us see what Salman Khan has to say about Shalin’s decision to quit Bigg Boss 16 on Weekend Ka Vaar episodes.
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Jordan Smith is two shots clear of Gavin Green heading into the final round of the Portugal Masters; “I’m just going to go out there and play the attacking golf that I’ve done the last three days, hitting driver everywhere and taking advantage of the soft greens”
Last Updated: 29/10/22 8:08pm
England’s Jordan Smith will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters as he goes in search of his first win since 2017.
The 29-year-old remains on course for a wire-to-wire victory at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course after carding a spectacular eagle, eight birdies and one bogey on Saturday to get to 22 under par – his best 54-hole total on the DP World Tour.
Smith carded a 62 for the second time this week, having also achieved the feat on Thursday, and looked on course to go even lower before a closing bogey meant he had to settle for just a two-shot buffer.
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His nearest challenger was fellow halfway co-leader Gavin Green, who managed to prevent the in-form Englishman from running away with things as he made an eagle, six birdies and a solitary bogey in his 64.
Green was then three clear of third-placed Sebastian Heisele, who is preparing to play his last round on Sunday ahead of his retirement from playing.
Smith made a hat-trick of birdies at the second, third and fourth before taking advantage of the par-three eighth to lead by two at the turn.
After making further gains on the 11th, 12th and 14th, Smith chipped in from the rough at the 15th for an eagle to move to 22 under.
A birdie on the 17th briefly moved Smith to 23 under before he bogeyed the last after sending his tee-shot into a fairway bunker.
He said: “I’m close to my best. If (the win) happens, then brilliant, it’s the cherry on the cake this year. If it doesn’t then there’s going to be another week when it might happen.
“I’m just going to go out there and play the attacking golf that I’ve done the last three days, hitting driver everywhere and taking advantage of the soft greens. If it happens, it happens.”
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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) fans believe Lionel Messi will have to carry the team against Ajaccio as Carlos Soler replaces Neymar Jr. in the starting lineup. The Parisians face the newly-promoted side away today (October 21).
Neymar has been in spectacular form so far this season, scoring 12 goals and providing nine assists in 16 games across all competitions so far. However, the mercurial Brazilian is absent for the Ajaccio clash due to suspension.
Manager Christophe Galtier has decided to field newly-signed Soler as the No. 10 to operate behind forwards Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
The 25-year-old joined from Valencia at the start of the season and has since scored one goal in nine games for the Parisians.
That said, fans are unsure how he will perform in the no. 10 position. While they were happy to see Renato Sanches start in midfield, there were doubts about Soler’s positioning.
Here’s how the PSG fans reacted after Galtier announced his team’s lineup for the clash against Ajaccio:
The Parisians are currently at the top of the Ligue 1 table with 29 points on the board after 11 league games. Ajaccio, meanwhile, are languishing in the 18th spot, having picked up eight points from 11 games.
PSG coach Christophe Galtier analyzed the team’s recent struggles in attack in Lionel Messi’s absence
PSG have won only one out of their last four games across competitions and have struggled in attack, scoring only three in those games. Messi only played out of those four games as he was sidelined due to an injury.
When quizzed on how he will analyze the team’s recent struggles, the French manager told the media ahead of the clash against Ajaccio (via):
“I think we were not very predictable against OM. In all honesty, even if OM had a good game, we deserved to score a lot more goals. We had a lot of situations, a little bit of bad luck on Leo’s set piece, the goalkeeper was called upon and made a lot of decisive saves.”
“But in Lyon, we had a lot of situations and the Lyon goalkeeper was credited with a great performance too. Of course, it would be more comfortable to have more consistent gaps to have more important rotations during the games.”
Messi has registered eight goals and eight assists in 14 matches in all competitions this season.
Good bye dear friend. Janice and I will miss you.
James Edmund Caan (March 26, 1940 – July 6, 2022) was an American actor who was nominated for several awards, including four Golden Globes, an Emmy, and an Oscar. Caan was awarded a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978.
After early roles in Howard Hawks’s El Dorado (1966), Robert Altman’s Countdown (1967) and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rain People (1969), he came to prominence for playing his signature role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather (1972), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. He reprised the role of Sonny Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974) with a cameo appearance at the end.
Caan had significant roles in films such as Brian’s Song (1971), Cinderella Liberty (1973), The Gambler (1974), Rollerball (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), and Alan J. Pakula’s Comes a Horseman (1978). He had sporadically worked in film since the 1980s, with his notable performances including roles in Thief (1981), Gardens of Stone (1987), Misery (1990), Dick Tracy (1990), Bottle Rocket (1996), The Yards (2000), Dogville (2003), and Elf (2003).
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At the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood.
Johnny Depp to try to stage a Hollywood comeback after winning defamation suit against Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer and musician. He has appeared in films, television series and video games. He made his film debut in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. In the two following years, Depp appeared in the comedy Private Resort (1985), the war film Platoon (1986), and Slow Burn (1986). A year later, he started playing his recurring role as Officer Tom Hanson in the police procedural television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990) which he played until the middle of season 4, and during this time, he experienced a rapid rise as a professional actor.]
In 1990, he starred as the title characters in the films Cry-Baby and Edward Scissorhands. Throughout the rest of the decade, Depp portrayed lead roles in Arizona Dream (1993), What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Benny & Joon (1993), Dead Man (1995) and title characters Ed Wood (1994), Don Juan DeMarco (1995), and Donnie Brasco (1997). He also starred in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) as Hunter S. Thompson, The Ninth Gate (1999) as Dean Corso, and Sleepy Hollow (1999) as Ichabod Crane.
In the early 2000s, he appeared in the romance Chocolat (2000), crime film Blow (2001), action film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), drama Finding Neverland (2004), and horror films From Hell and Secret Window (2004). In addition, Depp portrayed the title character in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and appeared in Public Enemies (2009). In 2003, he portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, starting with The Curse of the Black Pearl, and reprised the role in four sequels (2006–2017), becoming one of his most famous roles. For each performance in The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland, and Sweeney Todd, Depp was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He also portrayed Willy Wonka and Tarrant Hightopp in the fantasy films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Alice in Wonderland which each garnered over $474 million and $1 billion at the box office, respectively.
In 2010, he went on to star in The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy. He starred in Dark Shadows (2012) with Michelle Pfeiffer, The Lone Ranger (2013) with Armie Hammer, and Transcendence (2014) with Morgan Freeman. He reprised his role as the Tarrant Hightopp in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) and starred in the drama Minamata (2020). Beginning in 2011, he has produced films through his company Infinitum Nihil. He has also lent his voice to the animated series King of the Hill in 2004, SpongeBob SquarePants in 2009, and Family Guy in 2012, in addition to the animated film Rango (2011). Moreover, Depp has appeared in many documentary films, mostly as himself. [From Wikipidea]