Haaland: Hat-trick the ‘craziest thing I’ve ever done’

first_imgSalzburg sensation Erling Haaland described his stunning Champions League hat-trick as the “craziest thing I’ve ever done in my life”.Haaland – the son of ex-Manchester City and Leeds United defender Alf Inge – enjoyed a memorable Champions League debut, scoring three first-half goals to inspire a 6-2 rout of Genk on Tuesday.The 19-year-old became the first teenager to score more than once on his Champions League bow since Wayne Rooney’s hat-trick for Manchester United against Fenerbahce in 2004. 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 Haaland’s treble also saw him become only the eighth player to score three times on debut in Europe’s elite competition.”This is the craziest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” Haaland – who scored 11 league goals heading into the match – said after the Group E opener at Stadio Salzburg.”The fans today, oh my god. I had goosebumps as soon as I stepped onto the field and I still have this feeling in my body I never had before.”After crushing Belgian visitors Genk, Haaland does not believe it is impossible for Salzburg to follow in the footsteps of Dutch champions Ajax, who reached the semi-finals last season.”Everything is possible. We all saw Ajax last year, it would be nice to be the new Ajax,” he told UEFA.com. “But we know there are lot of good teams. It’s hard, but everything is possible.”Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch, who became the first U.S. manager to lead a team in the Champions League, led the praise for Haaland – who scored nine goals for Norway’s Under-20 side in a 12-0 demolition of Honduras in May – post-matchJesse Marsch Red Bull Salzburg Champions League 2019Asked to describe Haaland in three words, Marsch replied: “Positive. Energetic. Electric. Or maybe electrifying!””Haaland is a great player, but even more for me is that he’s a great young man. He shows up every day, he works hard and takes nothing for granted. He gives to his team-mates every day smiling. We’re really lucky to have him here and if we can keep him fit, he’s only going to get better.”Salzburg team-mates Maximilian Wober and Zlatko Junuzovic also hailed Haaland.Wober said: “He is phenomenal. With his height, to be so nimble and have such command of the ball. It’s really hard to play against him in training, you just have to foul him. Once again, he proved why he’s definitely going to become one of the best strikers in the world.”Junuzovic added: “His goalscoring run is incredible. I’m so happy he scored three today. People said: ‘okay he’s scoring for fun in the league, but wait until he comes to the big stage’. Then he goes and scores another hat-trick!”last_img read more

Match Report: AC Milan 0-2 Inter

first_imgMarcelo Brozovic and Romelu Lukaku struck as Inter continued their 100 per cent start to the Serie A season and extended a strong recent record in derbies against city rivals AC Milan with a 2-0 victory.A deflected strike from Brozovic four minutes into the second half and a late clincher from Lukaku settled a contest that Antonio Conte’s men always looked likely to win.Milan, the designated home team at the shared San Siro, only produced one shot on target and were comfortably kept at arm’s length by Inter after the opening goal. 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 The Rossoneri have now lost two of their first four games under coach Marco Giampaolo and failed to beat Inter in seven consecutive league derbies.DERBY WINNERSTHIS IS OUR NIGHT! #MilanInter #DerbyMilano pic.twitter.com/LPziqx4OqP— Inter (@Inter_en) 21 September 2019The first big chance came when Lautaro Martinez slipped Lukaku through on goal, the Belgium striker’s right-footed shot forcing a one-handed save from Gianluigi Donnarumma.A better opportunity arrived in the 21st minute, but Danilo D’Ambrosio could somehow only hit the post from four yards on the rebound after Donnarumma made a reaction save from Martinez, the opening created by Stefano Sensi’s clever cut-back.Inter almost paid the price for those misses when Hakan Calhanoglu found the net, but the goal was disallowed because Kwadwo Asamoah’s poor clearance was adjudged to have struck the arm of Franck Kessie on his 100th Milan appearance.D’Ambrosio thought he had made amends with a stunning overhead kick which was somehow saved by Donnarumma and tucked in by Martinez on the rebound, but an offside flag halted the move.Inter broke through after the break, Brozovic’s strike from the edge of the area taking a wicked deflection off Rafael Leao to beat Donnarumma after Sensi’s lay-off.And the win was sealed 12 minutes from time with Lukaku guiding a well-judged header into the far corner from Nicolo Barella’s left-wing cross.Matteo Politano’s late curler struck the crossbar and Antonio Candreva’s deflected shot bounced off the inside of the post as Inter threatened a third, with Milan left to reflect on a forgettable performance that also saw Theo Hernandez strike the woodwork in the closing minutes. What does it mean? Juventus clash looming large for assured Inter After a poor Champions League outing against Slavia Prague, this assured victory will come as a significant boost to Inter.They have won all four of their Serie A matches, conceding just once in the process, and the Derby d’Italia against champions Juventus on October 6 is already looming large as a huge early test of their Scudetto credentials.For Milan, meanwhile, scrutiny of Giampaolo’s tactics is unlikely to go away after this defeat. Lukaku makes his mark After drawing blanks against Udinese and Slavia, it looked like another frustrating outing was coming for Lukaku when Donnarumma impressively denied him in the first half and he produced an odd aerial effort on the hour mark.But the former Manchester United star delivered with a fine header to wrap up the victory and then showed good link-up play to set up Politano’s effort against the bar. This was a display he needed. Leao does not make desired impact Leao was handed his first Milan start on a big occasion, named in the starting XI ahead of Lucas Paqueta and Ante Rebic despite having only played for 15 minutes before this encounter.But he did not make the impression he wanted, deflecting in Brozovic’s goal at one end and not registering a shot in attack, despite playing 83 minutes. Key Opta stats- AC Milan had only one shot on target – their equal worst total in a Serie A derby since 2004-05.- Brozovic became the third Croatian to have scored in the Milan derby, after Zvonimir Boban and Ivan Perisic.- He has now scored his last three goals in Serie A from outside the box.- Before his moment of glory on Saturday, Lukaku’s last headed goal in a domestic league came for Manchester United against Burnley in the Premier League on September 2 2018.- Leao became the first AC Milan outfield player born after January 1 1999 to start a Serie A match. The Portuguese forward was born on June 10 1999.What’s next? In-form Inter are back at San Siro against Lazio on Wednesday, while Milan are away a day later against Torino. read morelast_img read more

Casper Mattresses Get Price Cuts During Birthday Sale

first_imgGetting high-quality sleep leads to higher productivity, a better mood, and feeling your best. Investing in the right mattress is a step toward more restful sleep — and what better time to buy than now with a discount on a first-rate mattress? For its fifth birthday, mattress-maker Casper is celebrating customers. From April 26-29, Casper is offering 10% off any order with the promo code SPRINKLE.The Manual may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.A 2017 National Institutes of Health study suggests a correlation between poor sleep and both short- and long-term health problems. In the short term, you may experience heightened stress, pain, depression, and anxiety. And in the long term, poor sleepers may find themselves gaining weight, or receiving a hypertension or diabetes diagnosis. Gambling with sleep is dangerous and Casper can help you eliminate some of that risk. Plus, who doesn’t want to get into a comfortable bed at the end of a long day, and wake up well-rested?See MattressesThe Casper Wave is among the best mattresses on the market. Casper has been named No. 1 mattress by Consumer Reports, and its mattresses provide firm, ergonomic support to help to align your spine. The company offers three mattresses: The Wave, the most luxurious option with five layers; The Casper, its most popular mattress with four layers; and The Essential, the perfect introduction to Casper mattresses with three layers.The process of choosing a new mattress can be tedious and sometimes downright difficult, especially if you’re looking for both yourself and a significant other. Casper makes it incredibly. The mattresses are firm without compromising on cloud-like softness and boast open-cell hypoallergenic latex, which keeps air flowing. Summer is fast approaching, and with a Casper mattress, you won’t have to worry about overheating at night.Casper’s mattresses also come in all sizes, perfect for both the toughest-to-wake children and the spouse who just can’t fall asleep at night. Shipping is fast and totally free – all you have to do is bring the box from your doorstep to the bedroom. Plus, you can sleep soundly knowing Casper guarantees a full refund – with a courier to pack it up for you – if you don’t love it after trying it out for up to 100 days.After trying out your Casper mattress, you’ll soon realize why tens of thousands of others have sent in product reviews with high ratings. With quality materials and premium foam, Casper promises your mattress will hold up as it should for 10 years or the mattress will be repaired or replaced. How to Grow and Maintain Stubble What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain How to Remove a Tick: A Simple Guide to Safely Getting Rid of Ticks Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

TORONTO — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market.No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but they are monitoring the situation closely, and British Columbia’s top health official says it’s just a matter of time before symptoms are reported in Canada.“There is no doubt in my mind that we will see cases pop up in Canada in the next few weeks now that we have started really looking for it.” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer.Canada last year became the second nation — after the small South American country of Uruguay — to legalize and regulate marijuana, but legal sales of edible and vaping products are not due to begin until later this year. The illicit vape market in Canada is estimated to be worth about $1 billion, said Megan McCrae, board chair of the Cannabis Council of Canada, an industry group for licensed pot growers.In the U.S., the outbreak of the lung illness began in the Midwest in July. Health officials on Thursday said 380 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. Doctors say the illnesses appear to be a response to the inhalation of a caustic substance. Symptoms have included shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, diarrhea and vomiting.Many stricken adolescents and young adults, previously healthy, have required machines to help them breathe. Six deaths have been reported, all adults and at least some with pre-existing lung problems or other conditions that may have made them more susceptible.No cause has been established, but some researchers suspect vitamin E acetate, which recently has been used as a thickener, particularly in black market vape cartridges. Suppliers say it dilutes vape oils without making them look watery. Inhaling oily vitamin E droplets into the lungs can trigger pneumonia.That could give all the more reason to legalize and regulate the products, McCrae said.“Most of these issues coming out of the U.S. are related to black market product and what black market producers are doing to cut corners,” she said.Health Canada has asked vape users to report any symptoms, and Henry said she and her counterparts across the country are sending notices to doctors on what to look for because many don’t think about asking their patients if they vape.Maryse Durette, a top spokeswoman for Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, said the country has restrictions on e-cigarettes and vape products that contain tobacco, including a minimum age of 19 to buy them and bans on lifestyle promotions and advertising that appeals youth. But she said it isn’t clear why no cases have appeared.“We’re on the lookout, heavily,” she said. “We have rules in place that might prevent for this kind of product to come in Canada. But the border being what it is, the internet being it what it is, people ordering what they want on the internet, we just have not had any cases in Canada yet.”The worry could certainly dampen demand for the devices just as Canada is about to legalize their sale. According to 2018 figures in U.S. states which had legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use, the devices were the second most popular category of sales, at 21%, behind flower at 46% but ahead of edibles at 11%, according to Deloitte.In anticipation of a similar demand, several Canadian cannabis companies have recently struck vaping deals. In July, Vancouver-based Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. announced it received a $123-million investment and the global licenses to vaping technology under a research and development partnership with tobacco giant Imperial Brands. In June, U.S. vape maker Pax Labs Inc. reached a partnership with four Canadian licensed producers — Aphria, Aurora Cannabis, Organigram and Supreme Cannabis — to allow them to offer their cannabis concentrates in pods that work with their devices.Henry said she has long feared the long-term health implications of vaping, which has sometimes been portrayed as a healthier alternative to smoking.“Any time you are inhaling chemicals into your lungs, you don’t know what’s in those chemicals,” she said. “Certainly, from the unregulated a lot of what is still on the market are ones that are being produced in China where there is really a lot of stuff in them and you don’t know what it is, so I suspect it is something toxic in the products in the many different liquids that are being used.Anne McLellan, the former Canadian health, justice and public safety minister, put it this way: “The message in public health is, you shouldn’t do this until we know a lot more.”___Johnson reported from Seattle.Follow AP’s complete marijuana coverage: https://apnews.com/MarijuanaRob Gillies And Gene Johnson, The Associated Press read more