Juventus will treat Madrid match ‘like a final’

first_imgMOST READ View comments Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism All of the Madrid squad have travelled to Turin, although defender Nacho could miss out with a thigh injury.Gareth Bale scored twice against Las Palmas on Saturday but could be left out on Tuesday, just as he was in the round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain.Buffon is clear who he fears the most.“I have endless admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo,” the goalkeeper said. “He’s managed to get better with time. He’s changed position, expending less energy than before but he’s really lethal.“I have never seen anyone with the same assassin’s instinct as Ronaldo … I had the fortune to play against the Brazilian Ronaldo, with and against (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, but Cristiano Ronaldo is picking up record after record.”Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the five matches he has played against Juventus.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juventus was beaten in its two previous finals against Real Madrid, including a 4-1 defeat in Cardiff last year in the Champions League, but between those two clashes it won all three of its two-legged knockout matches against the Spanish giants.“Let’s hope everything will be different (from Cardiff),” Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon told the Spanish sports daily Marca.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We win the matches which last 180 minutes but lose those that last 90. Maybe we should play the finals over 180 minutes.”Juventus is again in the hunt for a treble. It beat AC Milan 3-1 on Saturday to move four points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A and is also in the Italian Cup final. Juventus’ Paulo Dybala celebrates with his teammates Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic after scoring his team’s first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado believes his team will treat Tuesday’s Champions League first leg against Real Madrid “like a final”.“They’re a fantastic side but we need to focus on our own game: we’ll play as if it were a final,” Cuadrado said ahead of the last-eight meeting.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cuadrado scored Juve’s second goal against Milan after coming on as a substitute for his first appearance following more than three months out with a groin injury.“He’s come back well and has astounded me because often in the past he hasn’t done well coming off the bench,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.Juventus will have to perform better than it has done in its past two matches.After a 0-0 draw at lowly Spal, Allegri’s men were outplayed by Milan for much of Saturday’s match before Cuadrado’s 80th-minute goal.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia and midfielder Miralem Pjanic are banned after being booked in the last-16 victory over Tottenham.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Domingo shines in Alab’s first-ever playoff win Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Crude awakening: Oil prices hit record

first_imgLeaping into record territory, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline crossed $3 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, pushed by refinery woes and international intrigue. Nuclear nervousness in Iran, unrest in Nigeria, unrelenting demand in China, India and the Middle East all combined to drive oil to a record $72.17 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Wednesday. Since that’s the major component of the cost of fueling up, experts see more woes for drivers’ wallets in the near future. After rising 35 cents in the last month, industry watchers believe a gallon of gasoline could shoot up another 25 to 30 cents in the next few weeks. “It doesn’t show any signs of slowing down at this point,” said Marie Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the Automobile Club of Southern California, which reported the $3 figure on its FuelGaugeReport.com Web site. “It went up 2.5 cents overnight, which is pretty sharp. We think it’ll be a couple more weeks of price increases before this lets up. This is going to make driving really expensive.” “I don’t see them going down anytime soon, especially as long as crude oil keeps increasing,” he cautioned. “This is a time to be thinking of ways to save. If we can cut the demand a bit, that should help insulate us from those kinds of price increases. Not only do you help your wallet, you’re helping the system.” That help will need to come soon, according to Denton Cinquegrana, West Coast markets editor for the Oil Price Information Service, an independent market research company in New Jersey. He sees another 30 cents in increases before pump prices hit the ceiling, as drivers take spring trips and take advantage of good weather. “Honestly, I hope I’m wrong, but based on where the spot market is right now, you’re looking at $3.20 to $3.30,” Cinquegrana said. “When people say, enough is enough, I’m not driving any more, then prices will go down. There’s no down side to conservation.” [email protected] (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAnd perhaps quickly, according to Andre van der Valk, who owns four local gasoline stations and serves as president of the Automotive Trade Organizations of California. He watched the spot price of gasoline shoot up 20 cents in a day on Tuesday, which invariably works its way into higher prices for drivers. At his Shell station in North Hills, he’s charging $3.05 a gallon for regular and figures he could have to raise the price to nearly $3.20 at his two independent stations in Ventura. At those prices, he’s making around 10 cents a gallon, but worries about upsetting price-sensitive consumers. “It’s almost offensive to me,” van der Valk said. “When things occurred last year (after the hurricanes), the consumer could say, yeah I understand, but now people are teed off. They’re walking in, saying things like, how dare they?” In California, a combination of planned maintenance and unexpected refinery shutdowns made the always-precarious market even tighter in the last week. The state’s Energy Commission reported Wednesday that refineries produced an average 854,286 barrels a day last week, off 10.3 percent from the previous week and 9.1 percent below the same period a year ago. Even when production’s back online, however, Energy Commission spokesman Rob Schlichting warned that consumers would have to cut demand to influence a drop in pump prices. last_img read more