Carlo Ancelotti reacts as Napoli suffer triple injury blow ahead of Arsenal Europa League clash

first_img Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Video Settings Read More / Advertisement by Metro Read More Top articles SPONSORED PLAY Skip Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next 1 min. story Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Mar 2019 4:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares About Connatix V67539 Carlo Ancelotti succeeded Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri as Napoli manager in the summer (Picture: Getty)Napoli have suffered a triple injury blow ahead of their Europa League quarter final with Arsenal.Star forward Lorenzo Insigne, former Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches and Guinea international Amadou Diawara have all been ruled out of action for three weeks.The trio will almost certainly miss Napoli’s next four Serie A matches and face a race against time to regain fitness ahead of the first leg against Unai Emery’s side at Emirates Stadium on April 11.Napoli booked their place in the last eight, despite a 3-1 second leg defeat against RB Salzburg, progressing 4-3 on aggregate Arkadiusz Milik’s decisive away goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Skip Ad More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityReacting to facing Arsenal, Ancelotti said: ‘[The draw against Arsenal is] a difficult but very fascinating challenge for us, for the club and for our fans.’Goalkeeper David Ospina, currently on loan from Arsenal, meanwhile, will be eligible to play against his parent club although Ancelotti has selected current No.2 Alex Meret in the last two rounds.Arsenal overcame a first leg deficit against Rennes on Thursday night, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice in a 3-0 win. The Gunners were also forced to come from behind in the previous round against BATE Borisov and wing-back Sead Kolasinac admits his side cannot afford to play catch up against more established competition. Lorenzo Insigne is a doubt for the first leg against Arsenal in April (Picture: Getty) Emery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:11FullscreenEmery ‘excited’ by prospect of winning Europa League with Arsenal is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘It’s always very difficult when you lose the first game,’ the 25-year-old stated post-match.‘We are aware of that, it’s not something we want to do of course. It is something we are going to work on in the next round. Of course, the key will be to start better than we have in these last two ties.‘We didn’t put ourselves in a good position at the end of that first leg. Having said that, I think that away goal was crucial for us.‘It was difficult for us because we had to play with 10 men for about 50 minutes of that first game as well. We made it difficult, but we knew how strong we are at home and we deservedly went through tonight.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Carlo Ancelotti reacts as Napoli suffer triple injury blow ahead of Arsenal Europa League clash Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports today: AV-CTL DIV baseball race is on hold; WHS golfers busy; Walter Johnson Tournament seeding announcement; Oxford regular season wrap-up

first_imgCircle0600120 Rain postponed both contests. Wellington head coach Jesse Dale said he didn’t know the exact time for Andale at Mulvane but thought it would be played Tuesday. The Wellington-Clearwater contest is slated for Wednesday with opening pitch at 4 p.m.•••••Wellington golfThe Crusader golfers finished with a 367 in the Goddard Eisenhower Invitational Golf Tournament at Tex Consolver Golf Course. Other team scores included: Maize South 293, Buhler 302, Collegiate 307, Maize 310, Andover 314, Augusta 322, Eisenhower 328, Heights 330, Andover Central 344, Goddard 351.Graysen DeJarnett was the top Crusader golfer – shooting an 83 – seven strokes from the top 10 golfers in the tournament. Schmidt of Buhler was the tournament’s top scorer of 58.Other Wellington golfers included: Skyler Crittenden with a 92, Jonah Luna 94, and Ty Wilson 98 for the team scoring. Aaron Schoemann had a 99 and Carson LeGrand 108.Earlier in the week, Wellington participated in two 18-hole tournaments on the same day. In the I-35 Shootout at the Sand Creek Golf Course in Newton, Wellington finished with a 405. Later in the day, the Crusaders traveled to Hesston and shot a 380.“I was very proud of the boys,” said James Ginter, Wellington head golf coach. “This was the first 36 hole tournament for any of them and it was a grueling test both mentally and physically”At Sand Creek, Luna was the top Crusader golfer with a 97. Schoemann had a 98, Legrand 105, Wilson 105 and Crittenden 106.At Hesston, Luna shot an 89, Schoemann had a 91, Wilson 99, Legrand 101 and Crittenden 107.Wellington golfers will now participate in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV tournament at Quail Ridge in Winfield on Tuesday, May 12.•••••League baseball tournamentThe Walter Johnson League, i.e. the South-Central Border League, will be holding its annual year end baseball tournament next week. The first two rounds will be played in Udall on Monday and the finals will be played at the Broadway Sports Complex in Winfield Thursday.The schedule is as follows:Monday in Udall: Game 1 -  #1 Udall vs. #7 Sedan – noon.Game 2 – #4 Central vs. #5 Oxford – (starts thereafter).Game 3 – Loser of game 1 vs. loser of game 2.Game 4 – Winner of game 1 vs. winner of game 2.Pool #2 will be played in Flinthills, involving Flinthills, Cedar-Vale Dexter and West Elk.Thursday in Winfield: Consolation finals – 4 p.m. north field.Third place finals – 4 p.m. south field.Championship finals, south field, after third place game.•••••Oxford splits with West ElkOxford won the first game against West Elk 8-1 and lost the second 5-4.Game 1: Oxford 8 West Elk 1Pitching: Cal Shimkus – 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 K’s, 4 BB, 1 hitBatting:Cal Shimkus 2-4, 2 singles, 1 RBI, 1 RunCamren Clements 1-3. 1 single, 2 RBI’s, 1 runDylan Reuter 0-1, 4 BB, 1 RBI, 3 runs, 1 stolen base Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Mulvane53.62577.500 Wichita Collegiate26.250414.222 Comments from Oxford baseball coach Kyle Green: Game 1 was a solid game for us. Freshman Cal Shimkus made his second career start. He was dominate on the bump. He got into a couple of jams during the course of the game due to walks, but battled out of it. I loved the way he competed in tough spots. He gave up 1 hit late in the game. West Elk put the ball in play several times and our defense made plays. Freshman Dalton Silhan made a great play in left, throwing out a kid at the plate.  Cal had a solid game at the plate as well, as did fellow freshman Camren Clements and sophomore Dylan Reuter. Well played game by us, few mental mistakes, and few errors. Timely hitting was also key.Game 2 was a little bit of a different story. We didn’t start that game well. Senior Oggie Shimkus took the mound for this game. Early on we walked some kids and then our defense had a couple of errors that allowed some runs to score. The great thing about it is that the kids didn’t give up and quit. Oggie continued to compete on the bump and he threw well enough to get us a W. We battled back and tied the game. Ended up losing in the bottom of the 7th on a base hit by West Elk. Our kids competed hard in Game 2 and never quit. I think right now we are playing our best baseball with this young team. We have the league tournament starting monday, we are seeded 5th and will play a very good Central Burden team at Udall in the first round.Follow us on Twitter. Andale/Garden Plain71.875115.688center_img Wellington71.875115.688 Game 2: West Elk 5 Oxford 4Pitching: Oggie Shimkus – 7 IP, 3 ER, 12 K’s, 4 BB Batting:Cal Shimkus 4-4, 4 singles, 2 RBI’s, 1 runGrant Smith 1-4, 1 single, 1 runDylan Reuter 1-4, 1 single, 1 run Clearwater15.16759.357 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —The pursuit for the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV crown in baseball has been put on hold; the Wellington golfers have been a busy bunch this week; Walter Johnson League baseball tournament seedings have been announced for this week; and Oxford wraps up its regular season in baseball…••••Wellington boys baseball As reported, the Wellington-Clearwater baseball doubleheader was postponed Thursday at Sellers Park. So was the Andale vs. Mulvane double header contest. Therefore, the AV-CTL DIV race lives to see another week.Currently, Wellington and Andale/Garden Plain are both 7-1 in the league with one league doubleheader left. Both are also 11-5 overall.last_img read more