Pakistan Women’s World Cup matches shifted

Updated 19 January 2013
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Pakistan Women’s World Cup matches shifted

ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council has decided to shift Women’s World Cup matches involving Pakistan from Mumbai to Cuttack due to security concerns.
Right-wing party Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt Pakistan’s matches in Mumbai, and an official familiar with the decision to switch cities told The Associated Press that Pakistan will play its first-round matches 1,350 kilometers away in Cuttack.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment.
It means the tournament, which was to be based entirely in Mumbai, will be played in two cities.
This week, eight Pakistani field hockey players set to play for Mumbai in the new Indian Hockey League were sent home without playing a match because of rising tensions on the border in the disputed Kashmir region.


Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 2-1 away to take control of semifinal

Updated 25 April 2018
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Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 2-1 away to take control of semifinal

MUNICH: Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio scored a second-half winner on Wednesday to end Bayern Munich’s unbeaten record at home this season and give his side a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
Joshua Kimmich had put the home side in front, but Marcelo equalized before the interval. Asensio came after the break and Lukas Vazquez set up the 22-year-old to claim Madrid’s second away goal 12 minutes into the second half.
The result puts the two-time defending champions in a favorable position before the second leg in Madrid next Tuesday, though Zinedine Zidane’s side will be wary after conceding three goals at home to Juventus in the previous round.
Bayern had to substitute the injured Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng in the first half, but the side had plenty of chances to score more goals with Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski all missing good opportunities.
Cristiano Ronaldo was held scoreless for the first time in the competition this season. The Portuguese star had an effort ruled out in the second half for using his arm to control the ball.
Bayern, which is chasing a treble in Jupp Heynckes’ last season in charge, was hoping to make up for last year’s exit to Madrid, and for the Spanish side’s 5-0 aggregate win at the same stage in 2014.