Report: Juventus 2-0 SPAL

first_imgMiralem Pjanic’s stunning effort and a late header from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Juventus move top of Serie A with a 2-0 victory over struggling SPAL.Juve dominated throughout Saturday’s encounter in Turin, but they found visiting goalkeeper Etrit Berisha in fine form.It took a sublime strike from Pjanic to beat him – the playmaker breaking SPAL’s resistance with a wonderful effort in the 45th minute. Article continues below 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 Having been denied by Berisha once more just after the hour, Ronaldo finally had his goal with 12 minutes remaining, heading home from Paulo Dybala’s pinpoint cross to cap off a dominant Juve performance.On his return after missing the victory over Brescia, Ronaldo had Juve’s first sight of goal, drawing a smart stop from Berisha.Ronaldo did beat Berisha in the 19th minute, but his deflected effort crept wide of the right-hand upright.Berisha soon came to SPAL’s rescue twice more, tipping Dybala’s strike wide before he brilliantly kept out Aaron Ramsey’s close-range header.But his work was undone on the stroke of half-time – Pjanic curling home an exceptional first-time finish from the edge of the area after SPAL’s goalkeeper mistakenly elected to punch, rather than catch, a cross.45′ | | GAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! WHAT A BEAUTY FROM @Miralem_Pjanic!!!!!!!! #JuveSPAL [1-0] #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 28, 2019Berisha made another outstanding stop early in the second half – this time getting down to repel Sami Khedira’s header.Dybala and Ronaldo tested Berisha in quick succession as Juve looked to press home their dominance, though it was not until the duo combined that the hosts finally had their second.Having raced clear down the left, Dybala picked out his strike partner with an exquisite delivery from which Ronaldo made no mistake, though there was still time for Berisha to make a final stop to prevent the Portugal forward doubling his tally in the final minute. What does it mean? Juve back on top… for nowIt does not look likely to be an easy ride for Maurizio Sarri’s side in Serie A this season, though the champions moved into pole position with this win, temporarily at least.Inter, however, would move back above the Bianconeri if they keep up their perfect start to the season against lowly Sampdoria.Berisha blunts Juve’s attackJuve’s dominant performance should have resulted in a far more convincing scoreline, and it would have done if not for Berisha. However, SPAL’s star performer did make an error when he flapped at a cross prior to Pjanic’s opener and he could also have done better with Ronaldo’s goal.27 – Starting from 2007/08, Miralem #Pjanic has scored 27 goals from outside the box, only three players netted more in the top-5 European Leagues in the period:69 Lionel Messi54 Cristiano Ronaldo35 Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Pianist.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 28, 2019Juve’s wasteful attack a cause for concernSarri shoehorned both Dybala and Ronaldo in to his team, but while the individual quality of Juve’s star attackers is not in doubt, as a partnership they failed to click until the Argentina international teed up the former Real Madrid star for the hosts’ second.Meanwhile, the supporting cast did not offer enough and, had SPAL been able to offer more of a threat up front, Juve may well have failed to take the points from a match they dominated from the off.What’s next?Juve host Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday, while SPAL face Parma in their next Serie A outing. read morelast_img read more

Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche’s Sophomore Album, “Pas pire pop, I Love You so Much” is a Krautrock Odyssey

first_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to at Work The experimental Montreal quartet Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche (“With the sun coming out of his mouth”) released its sophomore album, Pas pire pop, I Love You so Much, on January 20th through Constellation Records. Composed of three movements across ten tracks, Pas pire pop explores a variety of sounds, citing: psychedelic rock, krautrock, desert rock, punk rock, noise rock, afrobeat, experimental pop, post-rock, and electronic music as touchstones for the band’s own work.Avec le soleil moves through a variety of sounds, grounded by longform grooves. Sinuous bass, chiming guitars and wordless vocals are interwoven with fizzing and squelching electronics to propel the band’s signature, methodically exuberant grooves. Sonic collage and cut-ups wonderfully destabilize the new album, creating little disturbances and wake-up bells along the overriding trance rock journey. This is post-modern psychedelic electronic funk-rock.Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche’s Pas pire pop, I Love You so Much is out now through Constellation Records and available through Amazon, Constellation’s online store, and iTunes. The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 7 of the Best Drink References in Music The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workoutlast_img read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Thursday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9758Brazil real 0.3920China renminbi 0.1872Euro 1.4585Hong Kong dollar 0.155467India rupee 0.01898Indonesia rupiah 0.0000910Japan yen 0.01119Malaysia ringgit 0.2886Mexico peso 0.06866N.Z. dollar 0.8773Norway krone 0.1568Peruvian new sol 0.3756Russia rouble 0.02133Saudi riyal 0.3239Singapore dollar 0.9055South Africa rand 0.09467South Korean won 0.001077Sweden krona 0.1530Switzerland franc 1.2760Taiwanese dollar 0.04057Thailand baht 0.03672Turkey lira 0.3563U.K. pound 1.5899U.S. dollar 1.2148Vietnam dong 0.000053