Borussia Dortmund Pulisic: Bayern match always has extra meaning Goal Last updated 2 years ago 08:32 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Maja Hitij Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München Bayern München Bundesliga The American midfielder wants to see Borussia Dortmund to get back on track with a win against their main Bundesliga rival Christian Pulisic wants to see Borussia Dortmund come out of what he classifies as “a tough time” with a win against Bayern Munich this weekend. Dortmund can climb back to the top of the Bundesliga with a victory against Bayern on Saturday, but to do so the club will have to reverse a poor run of form in recent weeks. Dortmund 12/5 to beat Bayern Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player One point in the last three league outings has seen BVB fall three points back of the Bavarians in the Bundesliga table and, coupled with back-to-back draws against APOEL in the Champions League, Pulisic admits his team is going through a rough patch. “After we had that amazing start, with I don’t know how many wins and no goals conceded – I mean, it’s hard to expect that the whole season,” Pulisic told bundesliga.com. “There are going to be tough times, and right now is a tough time – but I believe in our team and I think we can bounce right back.”That bounce back won’t be easy. Bayern has not lost since late Septmeber, when the club fell 3-0 to PSG in the Champions League and sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti, and Pulisic knows there is always a little more riding on the Bundesliga’s Klassiker.”The Klassiker definitely has that special feeling,” the 19-year-old said. “When we play against Bayern, one of our main rivals, the game always has a bit of extra meaning to it, and you want a good result.”Pulisic will likely join up with the U.S. national team for a friendly against Portugal after this weekend’s match against Bayern.
Share on Twitter Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Share on Messenger features Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Arsenal Barcelona Football Both Arsenal and West Ham are keeping tabs on Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, who is also wanted by Milan. Valued at £11m when West Ham attempted to lure him to the London Stadium a year ago, the 22-year-old’s value has apparently increased almost five-fold. On loan from West Brom, Salomon Róndón has established himself as firm fan favourite at Newcastle this season and gave Liverpool’s defence a torrid time on Saturday night. The 29-year-old Venezuelan has now called on the Tyneside club to make his loan signing permanent, despite Mike Ashley’s reluctance to sign players aged over 25. Róndón compared himself to a fine wine.“Better with age?” asked Róndón “For me, yes. It’s like a wine! I try to be healthy all the time. I am getting older so I have to work more than the young players. I have to work really hard and do my best.”Chelsea employ a similar policy, but that hasn’t stopped Maurizio Sarri calling on the club’s top brass to sign Gonzalo Higuaín, 31, on a full-time basis. On loan from Juventus, the Argentinian has made a slow start to life at Stamford Bridge.And finally, loveable Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer, but reports linking him with a move to Athletic Bilbao have been roundly rubbished and ridiculed because the La Liga side have a strict policy of only signing players from the Basque region and the 31-year-old doesn’t qualify. Brighton, who are not as fussy, are rumoured to have offered Mata a two-year deal that may well pique his interest. Rumour Mill Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share via Email Still picking shrapnel from the blue and white striped kitchen sink complete with seagull insignia that Brighton threw at them on Sunday, Arsenal may have to put their disappointment at failing to finish in the top four behind them and brace themselves for an audacious £70m bid for Alexandre Lacazette from Barcelona, according to the Express. With 18 goals to his name this season, the striker cut a forlorn figure as Arsenal’s players endured their post-match lap of disgruntlement at the Emirates and the Spanish champions are understood to have identified him or his compatriot Antoine Griezmann as the men to provide them with a little extra cutting edge.Apparently resigned to losing their diminutive Danish dynamo Christian Eriksen this summer, Tottenham Hotspur got an opportunity to admire Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek from close – but perhaps not as close as they might have liked – quarters in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. The 22-year-old has been hugely influential in his side’s unexpected European success this season and has been identified as a potential target for Spurs, who will be hoping the midfielder flunks his next audition but will have to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich regardless. Still chasing a treble, Ajax are top of the Eredivisie, thrashed Willem II in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday and lead Tottenham 1-0 going into the second leg of this week’s Champions League semi-final. Reuse this content
zoom The cyber attack that hit Danish-based A.P. Moller – Maersk on June 27 is expected to damage the company’s business performance by up to USD 300-million in the upcoming quarter.“Business volumes were negatively affected for a couple of weeks in July and as a consequence, our Q3 results will be impacted. We expect the cyber-attack will impact results negatively by USD 200-300 million,” Maersk group’s CEO Søren Skou said.The vast majority of the impact of the cyber-attack was in Maersk Line, according to the group, with a huge blow on July revenue.Maersk was one of many global companies to be hit by a malware later known as NotPetya, distributed through a Ukrainian accounting software called MeDoc, which is used for filing tax returns in Ukraine.The MeDoc software contained backdoors into the networks of users of the software, which were used by the malware to enter via the software’s automatic update system.As a result, Maersk shut down infected networks to contain the impact. However, the group’s container related businesses Maersk Line and APM Terminals took a major blow, with the latter being forced to close some of its terminals and divert ships.“These system shutdowns resulted in significant business interruption during the shutdown period, with limited financial impact in Q2, while the impact in Q3 is larger, due to a temporary loss of revenue in July,” Maersk said.Maersk Line, Damco and APM Terminals restored normal operations during the week of 3 July to 9 July.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to support the building of the Nelson Mandela’s Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a streamed concert and worldwide media event to take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.Robin Thicke, Common and Nile Rodgers to Perform at the Legacy of Hope Foundation ConcertArtists Robin Thicke, Common, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and South African musical legend Jonathan Butler are performing, with more to be announced.Tickets to the show will go on sale Monday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online by visiting BarclaysCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Tuesday, June 30 at noon (if tickets are still available).Artists and celebrities will join together celebrating Nelson Mandela’s love of children and his wish to create the NMCH. The NMCH will be only the 5th dedicated children’s hospital on the entire continent of Africa, home to 450 million children. This event will be streamed live worldwide, enabling people across the globe to support healthcare reform for children through micro-donations.Concert performances will be streamed in real time through the Legacy of Hope website. Tickets for the live stream are available now here. There will also be a VIP option, allowing viewers to have access to an exclusive stream of the special VIP room as well as the rest of the concert. The audience in the VIP room will be children from selected charities from the five boroughs, as children are always the VIPs of this valued campaign. This section will feature backstage performances, interviews, special content, and features from artists and presenters before they take the stage.The NMCH will provide access to high-quality medical care for the children of Southern Africa, regardless of their ability to pay. This facility will have a profound, transformative effect on healthcare in the region.The Legacy of Hope Honorary Board consists of Ruby Bridges, Christy Turlington Burns, Ed Burns, Viola Davis, Dame Judi Dench, Arun Gandhi, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Katherine Heigl, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Larry King, Sir Ben Kingsley, Salma Hayek Pinault, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Octavia Spencer, Charlize Theron, Ben Vereen, Barbara Walters, Elie and Marion Wiesel, Princess Dalal Al-Saud, and the late Dr. Maya Angelou.