Chicharito scores first Sevilla goal with stunning free kick

first_imgJavier “Chicharito” Hernandez already is surprising with his new club. Mexico’s all-time leading scorer made his first start with Sevilla on Thursday, leading the line for the La Liga leaders against Azerbaijani club Qarabag.  In the 62nd minute with the score still 0-0, Chicharito stepped up and smashed a free kick with his right foot, sending the ball over the wall and into the back of the net before the goalkeeper could get over to make the stop. With the forward known for goals inside the box, the golazo came as a bit of a surprise, but Chicharito was thrilled to open his Sevilla account and help the team to a 3-0 win to open Europa League play.  Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career “We’re really happy for the game,” he said after the game. “Honestly, it was a golazo – and beyond me scoring it, it was really important at that time of the game when we weren’t as crisp. I think Qarabag also was pushing with their fans behind them. If this goal hadn’t come it would’ve been tougher. We were able to get two more goals and get the result we wanted.” He continued: “Like I’ve said since I got here, I have a lot of hunger, a lot of desire to respond to everything on the field. Hopefully there will be more positive occasions than negative ones. We know we’re all going to make mistakes or have bad performances but hopefully they don’t happen often and the team can keep growing.” Chicharito’s first goal for Sevilla is a STUNNER 😱— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) September 19, 2019Chicharito? From outside the box?!The Mexican scores an exquisite free-kick to put Sevilla ahead 😍Asmir Begovic had no chance!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2019Sevilla is back in action Sunday, when it hosts Real Madrid. Current Sevilla boss Julien Lopetegui’s brief stint with Los Blancos is sure to be a talking point ahead of the contest, but so too will the fact that Chicharito is back among the goals.   Mexico next plays Oct. 2 against Trinidad and Tobago in a non-FIFA date friendly. Later in the month, however, El Tri makes its Concacaf Nations League debut with a game against Bermuda. While Mexico manager Tata Martino was expected to use a largely domestic-based side, he left the door open last month to calling in players from abroad who weren’t part of the team’s Gold Cup-winning campaign. Chicharito missed the summer tournament, asking not to be selected as he witnessed the birth of his child.last_img read more

Army still holds 5000 acres of private land

At least 5,000 acres of private lands, which were taken over by the security forces since 1990, are still with the forces, according to a study, The Hindu newspaper reported.These lands are part of the high security zones. Officials have declined to provide an exact figure of the extent of land that remains with the forces. On the time frame for the release of the remaining lands,  D.M. Swaminathan, Sri Lankan Minister for Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs, said a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena and the Army officials would take place in a few weeks in which a decision would be taken. He emphasised that the President, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga [who is heading Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation] were all keen on returning lands to legitimate owners. On March 23 and April 10 this year, 1,013 acres in the Northern Province were released and they covered parts of Palai Veemankamam and Varththalaivilan. When criticism arose in sections of the media, especially in social media, about the land release, Mr. Sirisena, in his address to the nation last month in connection with the completion of 100 days in office, strongly defended the decision.On May 7, the President issued an order, revoking allocation of 818 acres in Sampur of the Eastern Province to the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for industrial projects. The cancellation was done so that Tamils, displaced due to the Eelam War, could be resettled in the lands. read more