Allegri thinks Barcelona are the Champions League favs

first_imgJuventus manager Max Allegri, explained why he believes that FC Barcelona is the biggest favorite to win the Champions League.Despite having a player such as Cristiano Ronaldo on his side, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri still puts Barcelona as the Champions League favorites this season.Having a fantastic start of the season in all competitions with Ronaldo in top form, doesn’t seem to be enough for Max to actually consider his own squad as the top favorite to win the competition.Cristiano has been proving repeatedly during the past three seasons, that he is in much better shape than Lionel Messi on this competition and that should be more than enough for his own manager to have the confidence of considering themselves the rival to beat in the competition.FC Barcelona has been playing top football this season as well, they are currently leading the Group of Death in the competition and have already secured a ticket to the next round.This high level of performance must be what has Allegri so certain of Barcelona’s claim for the title this season, but he is underestimating what his own players are capable of, as well as other clubs that are going to compete at the very top.🗣 @OfficialAllegri & Cancelo: “We want to qualify”The coach and the Portuguese defender talk #JuveVCF ahead of tomorrow night’s #UCL match ➡️— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018Allegri spoke to the press this Monday ahead of Juventus’ match against Valencia in the penultimate Champions League group stage match.The manager was questioned about the squads that he thinks have the biggest chances of winning the tournament this season, a list of clubs where he did include his squad but named Barça as the top favorites.“There are still many games to go in Serie A and we have a lot of difficult games to play until the end of the year, against Roma, Inter, Atalanta, Fiorentina and Sampdoria,” said Allegri to the press via Four Four Two.“But in the Champions League, we have to take it one step at a time. We want to qualify for the last 16 and in first place.”“Barcelona are the favorites to win the competition, in my opinion. Then there are teams, including us, with the ambition to win it. We have that same desire every year.”“Last year, I said that the favorites were Real Madrid. This year, I think it’s Barcelona. I hope to be wrong this year.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“The Champions League is different,” he added.“In a period when Real Madrid were much worse – they were 15 points behind Barcelona – they still have the opportunity to go through to the next round. [Their form] counts for nothing,” he concluded.🎙 Off. That’s it from @OfficialAllegri, a full recap will be available soon on #JuveVCF #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018As far as the other clubs that he didn’t mention, Allegri failed to name drop clubs like Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and even Manchester City.Those three specific clubs look like they are going to get far in the competition due to the impressive level of performance they are gifting us all with this season.The Colchoneros just came from a draw against FC Barcelona, Dortmund keeps dominating the Bundesliga well above Bayern München, and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is still flying in the Premier League with very little opposition having any claim for the title this season.But Juventus is without question one of the top favorites, because Cristiano Ronaldo seems like he is on a mission to prove that he is still relevant despite his “veteran” status.The Portuguese forward is actually doing great so far, as he is at the top of the Serie A goal-scoring table with 9 goals and has been completely unplayable this season with his new club.Juventus knows they have their secret weapon, not bragging too much about it might be a good strategy from Allegri but they shouldn’t be underestimated by anyone this season.🎙 @OfficialAllegri: “Barcelona are the favourites to win the competition in my opinion. Then there are three teams including us with the ambition to win it, and we have that same desire every year.”#JuveVCF #UCL #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2018Which clubs do you consider favorite to win the Champions League this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 17 Man Arrested For Assault With A Dangerous

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, September 17, 2018:A gray 2007 Ford Ecovan was struck by an 18-wheeler in a hit and run on the 93 South Exit 41 ramp. State Police notified. (12:49pm)Police advised vehicle that blocking travel lane in front of Middle School to move into parking spot. (2:33pm)Police issued a citation for failure to stop for a school bus with flashing lights on Middlesex Avenue. (3:11pm)A caller reported she witnessed a female party defecate in the middle of the Savers parking lot and drive away. Police checked residence, but female party not home. Police were eventually able to advise her. (3:29pm)A caller reported a motorcyclist cut him off and punched his window. Motorcyclist was following him, but is no longer. Caller was told to drive to police station. (3:56pm)A caller reported one male was kicking another male on the ground in the street on Park Street. Upon police arrival, one of the males ran into the woods. Police was able to locate and arrest the male. Christopher John Wiese (33, North Reading) was arrested with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. (4:40pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Ram Charan Teja and Wife Upasana Kamineni to Move to Mumbai Soon

first_imgSouthern superstar Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja who is making his Bollywood debut as Inspector Vijay in “Zanjeer” remake is serious about his career in the Hindi film industry.The Tollywood actor, who is presently in Mumbai for the film’s shooting, is reportedly on a hunt for a home in the financial capital. The “Magadheera” star apparently took help from his mentor Salman Khan to buy a suitable place in Mumbai.After a week of searching for a house, Ram Charan has zeroed in on a property in Bandra, close to where Salman Khan lives. The house is also close to Shahrukh Khan’s house “Mannat”, which is located in the same district.Though several southern stars like Rajinikant, Kamal Hasan, Surya, R. Madhavan and Ram Charan’s father Chiranjeevi have had a share of success in Bollywood, they all went back to their respective film industry. Ram Charan, on the other hand, is thinking of establishing a parallel career in the Hindi film industry.”He is already the numero uno in Hyderabad. Ram doesn’t want Zanjeer to be a one-off blockbuster in Hindi like his dad’s Pratibandh. He wants to build a career brick by brick in Mumbai. And that means setting up a home in Mumbai,” The Times of India quoted a close friend of the actor as saying.Apart from pursing his career in Bollywood, another reason why he is hunting for a house in Mumbai is because of his wife Upasana Kamineni.Upasana Kamineni is the vice-chairman of Apollo Charity and granddaughter of Prathap C Reddy, the Managing Director of the Apollo Hospitals. Apparently, Kamineni has some hospital expansions plans in Mumbai.”Upasana and Ram want to set up a home in Mumbai from where they can pursue their respective careers. While she will work on the hospital project in Mumbai Ramcharan intends to build his Bollywood career beyond Zanjeer. He has already given the nod to another film with the Zanjeer director Apoorva Lakhia which will also star Abhishek Bachchan and is in talks with a leading corporate house in Mumbai for a lucrative 3-film deal,” the friend said.The Telugu actor confirmed the news saying that he was in Mumbai last week in search of a good property and saw three properties in and around Bandra.”I was in Mumbai last week to buy a home. I saw three properties in and around Bandra. Now I am going back to Mumbai with my wife to finalize the deal. The deal will be sealed in a week,” the actor said.last_img read more