Barcelona, Madrid win as title race intensifies

first_imgMADRID (AP):Barcelona and Real Madrid won their matches yesterday with the Spanish league title race now guaranteed to go to the final round.Neymar scored a hat-trick for Barcelona in a comfortable 4-1 win at Las Palmas, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of goals for Madrid in a 4-1 home victory over Sevilla.Madrid scored with an unusual goal by Nacho Fern·ndez, who sent a quickly taken free kick into the net while the Sevilla defence and goalkeeper were preparing to set up a wall.EVEN ON POINTSThe results left the rivals even on points, with Barcelona ahead on the head-to-head tiebreaker. But Madrid can retake sole possession of the lead on Wednesday when it plays at Celta Vigo in a game postponed from February.Madrid needs four points from its last two games to secure the title regardless of Barcelona’s result against Eibar at home next weekend. Madrid’s final game is at Malaga.Madrid is trying to win its first league title since 2012, while Barcelona is seeking its third straight LaLiga trophy.last_img read more

Joe Nagbe Now Deputy Sports Director

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports, with immediate effect, has appointed former Lone Star midfielder and defender Joe Armstrong Nagbe as Deputy Director for Sports Development.Nagbe will serve as assistant to Liberia’s celebrated midfield maestro, Kelvin Sebwe who is the Director for Sports Technical Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.The erstwhile Lone Star’s machine-man was employed recently by Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe upon his ascendancy at the Youth and Sports Ministry.According to the term of reference, the duo is responsible to make up plans for the development of sports in the country.Meanwhile, another former national team player, Sylvester Williams, dubbed Careca, is the Sports Advisor to Minister Nagbe.However, another former Lone Star defender, Dionysius Sebwe, worked as deputy minister for sports at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more