La Liga: Real Madrid open up two-point lead over Barcelona

first_img Promoted Content7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Real Madrid moved two points clear of Barcelona in the title race in La Liga after a hard-fought victory at basement club Espanyol on Sunday night. Loading… Casemiro’s strike moments before the break was enough to separate the sides and ensure Madrid continued their winning run in the division, which now stands at five games. Zinedine Zidane’s side entered the matchday weekend top of the table courtesy of their head-to-head record over Barcelona, but the Blaugrana dropped two points at Celta Vigo on Saturday to allow Madrid to create breathing room. Casemiro – who returned to a four-man Madrid midfielder following suspension – struck just before half-time following Karim Benzema’s sensational backheeled assist that split open the home side’s defence. The result means Espanyol stay at the foot of the table and relegation now feels inevitable – they are 10 points adrift of safety with just six rounds of action remaining.Advertisement Read Also: Video: Messi pulls off genius assist from free-kick against Celta Vigo The club’s sporting director Rufete was in the home dugout at the RCDE Stadium – the club’s fourth Coach of the campaign – following the surprise sacking of Abelardo Fernandez on Saturday. Espanyol have been an ever-present in La Liga since 1994. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Beat writers predict decisive result as Syracuse hosts No. 18 Louisville

first_img Comments Published on February 19, 2019 at 5:04 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Syracuse (17-8, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) returns to action after six days off when No. 18 Louisville (18-8, 9-4) visits the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. The Orange come off a 15-point road loss at North Carolina State, while UofL edged Clemson, 56-55, on Saturday.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen on Wednesday night.Billy Heyen (19-6)Who knows?Louisville 74, Syracuse 65I can’t figure this Syracuse team out. There’s a chance they come out on Wednesday night, make everything and pick up a bounceback win. SU could also get run out of its own gym. I’ll go somewhere in the middle, but this squad is making predictions a thankless endeavor. If it’s an even game, I think Louisville’s Steven Enoch makes the difference. He’s 6-foot-10, 260 pounds and can shoot 3s. Not sure how anyone on the Orange can handle that.Charlie DiSturco (18-7)Cardinal sinSyracuse 62, Louisville 75AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis Syracuse team is an enigma and has struggled against the middle of the ACC in recent years. The Orange have struggled shooting the 3, and the zone has at times seemed shaky. Louisville shoots the ball well and ranks inside the top-80 guarding the 3 and 32nd inside the arc according to Kenpom.com. The Cardinals have a huge advantage heading into Wednesday night. SU is entering its roughest stretch of the season, with a two-game turnaround against No. 1 Duke on Saturday. Expect yet another double-digit loss for Syracuse.Matthew Gutierrez (16-9)Cardinal ruleSyracuse 62, Louisville 68As much as a voice in my head is telling me Syracuse will bounce back and get its third Top 25 win of the season, another voice carries a little more weight. It’s also rooted in trends, and while Syracuse is by no means in a bad position, Louisville is positioned better. The Cardinals are balling, once holding a 23-point lead over Duke. The Cards are an excellent 3-point shooting team, and they’re too good right now not to win.last_img read more