Mexico moves to semifinals with shootout win

first_imgMexico stayed alive at the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Costa Rica in the quarter-finals on Saturday.Raul Jimenez’s first-half goal had put Gerardo Martino’s side ahead at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.However, Bryan Ruiz’s controversial second-half penalty drew Costa Rica level and a shoot-out followed despite chances for both sides. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Guillermo Ochoa made a brilliant save late in extra time and again in the shoot-out, denying Keysher Fuller to claim a 5-4 success.¡A SEMIFINALES! @CocaColaMx y @PoweradeMx te dejan el marcador final del duelo  Costa Rica en la  Oro.#PasiónyOrgullo | #FMFporNuestroFútbol— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) June 30, 2019Despite a lively start by both teams, there were few chances at either end until Costa Rica threatened just after the half-hour mark.Celso Borges stepped up to curl a 25-yard free-kick just wide, before the midfielder later hit the post, although the move was flagged offside anyway.Instead, Mexico took the lead just before half-time through Jimenez.Jimenez’s initial strike after a Rodolfo Pizarro cross from the left was blocked, but he produced a composed finish from inside the area to make it 1-0.Costa Rica found a way back into the game early in the second half after a controversial penalty decision.Luis Rodriguez was ruled to have brought down Joel Campbell, who was about to shoot, although replays showed he got the ball and any contact appeared to occur just outside the area.Still, Ruiz made the most of the chance from the penalty spot, converting to bring Costa Rica level.That seemed to bring Mexico back to life as Jimenez forced a fine save from Leonel Moreira before also shooting wide in the 62nd minute.In what was an end-to-end finish to the 90 minutes, Mexico almost found a winner through substitute Carlos Rodriguez, who hit the crossbar from close range.The chances continued in extra time, the best falling for Jonathan McDonald, whose powerful low strike was well saved by Ochoa in the 108th minute.Jimenez had a penalty saved to begin the shoot-out but Mexico recovered, Randall Leal missing the target before Ochoa superbly denied Fuller. What does it mean? Mexico find a way, but only justIt looked like Martino’s perfect record at the helm was coming to an end as Mexico fell behind in the shoot-out. However, after seven wins from as many games under Martino heading into their meeting with Costa Rica, Mexico found a way again.Ochoa steps up at key momentMexico only got to penalties thanks to Ochoa, who did well to deny McDonald in extra time. The goalkeeper then delivered the key save in the shoot-out, diving to his right to deny Fuller.Martino mistake for MexicoThey edged into the semi-finals, but Mexico will need to find a way without Martino in the last four. The coach picked up his second yellow card of the tournament during extra time and is suspended.What’s next?Mexico will face surprise semi-finalists Haiti on Tuesday, while Costa Rica look ahead to a friendly against Uruguay in September. read morelast_img read more

Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro launched: Price, India launch date, specifications and all you need to know

first_img Next Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro launched: Price, India launch date, specifications and all you need to knowRedmi has unveiled the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in China. Starting from approximately Rs 20,000, the Redmi K20 offers premium features and flagship-grade specifications without asking a premium. The Redmi K20 Pro is expected to come to India very soon.  Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 08:41 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Redmi K20 features a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and no notch.The Redmi K20 base variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, starts at approximately Rs 20,000.The India-bound Redmi K20 Pro starts from Rs 25,000.It has been a while since Xiaomi started teasing the Redmi K20 in India. In all those banner advertisements that Xiaomi released just after the launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro, the company promised to offer the same Snapdragon 855 chipset at a much lower price. Today, Redmi, which is Xiaom’s sub-brand in China, officially launched the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. And based on the prices alone, Xiaomi seems to have got itself a winner on its hand, especially when compared to other Snapdragon 855 powered smartphones.However, price is just a part of the story and Xiaomi knowns that very well. Hence, the Redmi K20 series is as lavishly equipped as any other premium smartphone in 2019. At the launch event, Xiaomi focused a lot on the design aspect instead of solely speaking about the chipset and performance. Therefore, compared to last year’s affordable flagship offering – the Poco F1, the Redmi K20 series packs a lot more than just specifications. The focus seems to be on delivering an overall premium experience not neglecting the performance by any means.That said, the Redmi K20 series is a phone that is aimed at the mass market. Therefore, specs still matter for the consumer in this segment and here’s a brief of all the technical specifications.Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro specifications:Display: Both the Redmi K20 phones use a 6.39-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with no notch and very slim bezels. The screen supports DC Dimming and also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisementChipset: The Redmi K20 is equipped with a Snapdragon 730 chipset which is closer to the Snapdragon 835 in terms of performance. The Snapdragon 730 comes with Adreno 616 GPU. On the other hand, the Redmi K20 Pro gets the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Snapdragon 855 is presently the most powerful chipset in the Android universe.RAM: The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro can be equipped with a choice of 6GB or 8GB RAM.Storage: The Redmi K20 can be configured with 64GB and 128GB storage. The Redmi K20 Pro also gets these tow storage variants but it gets another variant that tops out at 256GB storage.Rear camera: For the rear, Xiaomi is using a triple camera system. There’s a 48-megapixel primary camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor and F1.75 lens. The secondary 13-megapixel camera is an ultra-wide camera while the third 8-megapixel unit is a telephoto camera.Front camera: For the front, there’s a familiar 20-megapixel camera sitting on a pop-up mechanism.Battery: Both the Redmi K20 phones are equipped with a 4000mAh battery and 27W fast charging.Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro features:–The Redmi K20 comes in three colour variants – Carbon Fibre, Blue and Red. The Blue and Red variants have a unique gradient design that shimmers towards the edges. However, similar to the Google Pixel 3 phones, the Carbon Fibre and Blue variants have red power buttons (the red one also has the red button but it is concealed due to the red colour on the frame.–The Redmi K20 Pro weighs 191 grams, which is lighter than most smartphones with a pop-up camera. Xiaomi says the pop-up camera can be deployed within 0.8 seconds, which is pretty fast. –While the Redmi K20 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset that offers top-class performance, the regular Redmi K20 relies on the Snapdragon 730 chipset. This chipset is a successor to the Snapdragon 710 and deliver performance closer to the Snapdragon 835. On AnTuTu, the Snapdragon 730 can get close 218,000 points, which means it can support all the latest games with ease.–Xiaomi knows that gamers will be excited to get this one for lots of gaming sessions and hence, has built-in Game Turbo 2.0. This is part of the software and provides lots of tools for gamers such as screenshots tools, silence notifications, RAM boost and preparing other resources for better performance. One cool feature is the Night Vision mode that enhances darker scenes in a game to the player’s advantage. — The Redmi K20 Pro gets support for 27W fast charging. Xiaomi says that it can fill up the battery from nothing in 50 minutes. This is still not as fast as Xiaomi’s 100W charging but it should be enough for most users.–For those who care, the Redmi 20 series sports a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s also a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. The Chinese variant also gets NFC for making payments wirelessly.Redmi K20, Redmi K20 prices and availability:The Redmi K20 comes in two variants. The base variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, which costs 1999 Yuan (approximately Rs 20,000). The second variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage costs 2099 Yuan (approximately Rs 21,000).advertisementThe Redmi K20 Pro comes in four variants. The base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage costs 2499 Yuan (approximately Rs 25,000). There’s another variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that costs 2599 Yuan (approximately Rs 26,000 ). One can also get it with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage that costs 2799 Yuan (approximately Rs 28,000). The top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage goes up for 2999 Yuan (approximately Rs 30,000).As of now, Xiaomi hasn’t announced a date for the Redmi K20’s launch in India. However, given that Xiaomi India is teasing the Redmi K20 extensively, we could see this phone in India probably by mid-June.ALSO READ | RedmiBook 14 launched in China: Starts from Rs 40,000, offers up to 8th Gen Core i7, 512GB SSD storageALSO READ | Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro with Snapdragon 855 launched, India price may start from Rs 25,000ALSO READ | Redmi 7A launched in China, price may start from Rs 5,500 in India: Here’s all you need to knowGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow androidFollow smartphoneslast_img read more