Giovani Lo Celso eased fears over his fitness following a pair of injury scares in Argentina’s friendly against Chile in Los Angeles.Tottenham loanee Lo Celso lasted until the 53rd minute of the bruising 0-0 draw, during which 10 yellow cards were handed out.The 23-year-old was left beating the turf in anguish when Charles Aranguiz caught him above the foot with a crude studs-up tackle in the first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? 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? Referee Jair Marrufo opted against sanctioning the Chile midfielder for a second time, having booked him in the seventh minute.The Argentine Football Association later suggested Lo Celso had suffered a groin problem, but the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder provided a positive update after the match.”It was only a blow, nothing to worry about,” he said.Lo Celso almost made the breakthrough for Argentina when he volleyed marginally wide of Claudio Bravo’s goal shortly before the interval.Inter forward Lautaro Martinez also threatened regularly but the sides could not be separated.”We deserved a bit more. We had a lot of chances to score but it wasn’t to be,” Lo Celso added.”We had a good game, generally speaking. The first half was where we had the most chances. We created some good opportunities with a lot of people in attack.”We were up against a very tough opponent and we were up to their level.”Lionel Scaloni selected a youthful squad for the Albiceleste’s first outing since the Copa America and felt the less-experienced players adapted well to the international arena.”We wanted to give the younger players minutes,” the Argentina boss said.”With the game in progress, they usually enter much calmer. That was the idea. It makes me happy that the new players didn’t notice the weight of the shirt.”We always want to win but the important thing was the performance, which was good at times.”The Albiceleste return to action with a second international friendly against Mexico at the Alamodome on Wednesday, September 11. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
New Signature Scent LM002 Takes Flight in Collaboration with MALIN + GOETZ at Le Méridien Hotels Inspired by the Allure of the Côte d’Azur and the brand’s French Heritage, Limited Edition Candle to Retail Beginning October 2018 Paris-born Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts today introduced a new signature scent by MALIN+GOETZ exclusively for the brand, capturing the elusive sentiment of summer with a nostalgic nod to the glamorous travel of the 1960s. Aptly named LM002 for airplane tail numbers, the alluring scent will be featured in the public spaces of more than 100 Le Méridien Hotels globally and will be available to purchase as a candle beginning today. “No matter where you are from or where you are traveling, the idea of summer connotes a sense of slowing down and savouring the good life – a mentality that we celebrate at our hotels year-round,” said George Fleck, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing & Management, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “We are delighted to continue working with MALIN + GOETZ, who share our passion to inspire travellers to explore the world in style, and think that LM002 is sure to seduce our guests’ senses, beckoning them to stay with Le Méridien – whether their travels take them to Barcelona or Bora Bora, Santa Monica or Seoul.” “Scent has the unique ability to evoke memories and transport us to a different time and place, which makes MALIN + GOETZ the perfect travel companion for Le Méridien,” said Andrew Goetz, Co-Founder, MALIN + GOETZ. “We were inspired by a moment in time: 1969 on the French Riviera, when the sun lounges on the horizon and linen shirts flow in the balmy breeze of a late summer day; and we are delighted to have captured the brand’s rich history and its light-hearted sophistication in one olfactory experience.” Poised to be a distinctly memorable fragrance experience for guests, LM002 is inspired by coastal roads throughout the Mediterranean and open-air markets in the French Riviera – surrounded by Atlas cedar wood and Neroli blossoms. The new signature scent features rich notes of black amber from Saint-Tropez; musk and sandalwood bark that harken back to vintage cars that cruise along La Croisette; Caviar lime and Provence cypress that evoke an evening in Antibes; and fig, star jasmine and freesia that whisper Bientot as Summer meets Autumn. To visualize the intangible allure of the scent and its sense of time and place, Le Méridien tapped Marie Doazan, a native to the South of France, to create a series of contemporary classic illustrations, which will be featured on the brand’s website, social media and more. LM002 perfectly complements the brand’s new global programme entitled Au Soleil: Summer Soirées by Le Méridien, a series of events that aims to transport travellers and celebrate the effervescence of summer. Embodying the idea that the sun never sets on the jet set, these soirées will chase the sun around the globe, from Monaco to Mauritius. Soirées will occur nightly, weekly or at celebratory moments throughout the summer months in both northern and southern hemispheres, in destinations as diverse as Split and Seoul, Nice and New Orleans. Guests visiting Le Méridien hotels can expect to discover the playful glamour of the brand with refreshing rosé cocktails; a modern twist to the iconic game of Backgammon; and exclusive playlists from French Bossa Nova collective Nouvelle Vague, Le Méridien’s global music partner. The launch of LM002 follows on the heels of the global partnership between MALIN + GOETZ and Le Méridien Hotels to debut a global bath amenity programme, introducing a suite of premiere bath essentials in travel-friendly sizes, specifically chosen to complement any skin and hair care regimen while on the road. LM002 will retail as a 2.35oz. candle for usd $20 on www.malinandgoetz.com. For more information, please visit: https://le-meridien.marriott.com/savour/malin-goetz-amenities/. Le Méridien Hotels & ResortsParis-born Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts brings the golden age of glamorous travel into today with more than 100 hotels around the world, spanning from Mauritius to Monaco and from Santa Monica to Seoul. With its brand promise of “Destination Unlocked,” Le Méridien inspires creative-minded travellers to explore the world in style with effervescent programmes and partnerships. Whether over a signature Sparkling aperitif or an illy® coffee, Le Méridien invites guests to savour the journey of discovery beginning at the brand’s Le Méridien Hub, a twist on the traditional lobby space that evolves from a coffee house by day to a sophisticated cocktail lounge by night. For more information, please visit LeMeridien.com or follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. About MALIN + GOETZ:Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz launched their eponymous skincare brand and architecturally acclaimed flagship store fourteen years ago in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. Over the years, their award winning formulations and iconic packaging have expanded along with their growing portfolio of stores in New York and Los Angeles, as well as amongst a select assortment of luxury retailers around the world. MALIN + GOETZ products have become synonymous with healthy skin. Every product has been formulated with trusted natural ingredients along with performance focused technologies to deliver exceptional results in the most gentle way – even for the most sensitive skin. Celebrated by skincare aficionados in the world’s finest cities, MALIN + GOETZ’s award winning products are elegantly uncomplicated, and perfect for the modern woman and man.