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Emma Raducanu shares a previously unknown photo from the US Open

In the photo, the British teen has a smile on her face as she grapples with the magnitude of her accomplishment that overnight made her a national treasure. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu is shown lying flat on her back with a big smile on her face in a previously unknown photo of her US Open triumph in September. The British teenager produced one of the sporting stories of the year as she stormed through the qualifying rounds in New York to the finals, where she defeated Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 and won her first Grand Slam title as well a prize of 1.8 million pounds. Raducanu, who lives in Bromley, Kent, made history and a rare photo immediately afterwards from the locker room has now been shared on her Instagram page. She lies on some cream colored furniture with a bandaged knee to stop the bleeding she suffered while playing the game. The teen has a big smile on her face as she grapples with the magnitude of her accomplishment, which overnight made her a national treasure. In her caption, which accompanied the photo of the US Open and another photo of her crying on her knees at Wimbledon earlier this year, she wrote: “Wow ... that was a year. 'I would like to thank you and I am very grateful for your generous support. 'Big thanks and appreciation to my team and the people who supported me! Dear Emma. ' The Kent teenage girl previously announced that she has made a long-term loan to the National Tennis Center in Roehampton to house the winners' trophy in recognition of the support she has received from the Lawn Tennis Association. "I just think the LTA has done so much for me and I wanted them to have it as a token and a big thank you for everything they did and helped me through my younger years," said Raducanu. In fact, I haven't seen it yet. Raducanu rose to fame with her first Grand Slam win at Flushing Meadows. Brands lined up to offer their sponsorship deals and a variety of magazines featured them on the front cover. Since his win in New York, the 19-year-old has signed deals with jewelers Dior and Tiffany & Co and can be seen alongside Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish in Sports Direct's Christmas commercials. Raducanu will round off their outstanding year with an exhibition game against Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse in London at the end of this month, the organizers announced on Tuesday. The Brit's competitive season is over for the year after she crashed at the Linz Open last week and preparations for the 2022 Australian Open are underway, but Raducanu is confirmed to be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on November 28th at the Royal Albert Hall, that the grand prize winner will be featured on the weekend later this month. Raducanu will take on WTA No 83 Ruse, whom she played against in training sessions at the Transylvania Open in Romania last month. Raducanu has had mixed luck on the tour since her Grand Slam triumph, losing early in Indian Wells and going out in the quarter-finals in Romania before being beaten by Wang Xiyu in the first round of the Linz Open last week. The youngster, who has Chinese and Romanian roots, is going to the champions tennis event at London's Royal Albert under new coach Torben Beltz, who named the German last week.

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Emma Raducanu is enjoying her first vacation in seven years

Emma Raducanu, 18, from Kent, rose to fame this year after her US Open triumph and is now the face of luxury brands, including Dior. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu posed in a bikini and jetskied across a turquoise sea when she shared snaps from her first vacation in seven years last night. The 18-year-old tennis star, who lives in Kent, made a rapid climb to the A-list of celebrities following her US Open triumph in September and has since been invited to represent a number of luxury brands including Dior and Tiffany & Co. Last night, however, she wowed her Instagram followers by revealing that she is currently taking a break in an unfamiliar tropical location and captioning her pictures: “Couple flicks from my first vacation in 7 years! The photos show the teenage girl posing in a bikini while taking a picture of one sunset while leaning against a fence on another while looking at a tropical beach. Days ago Emma shared a 40-second video as she jetted a jet ski across the turquoise water. The British teenager produced one of the sporting stories of the year as she stormed through the qualifying rounds in New York to the finals, where she defeated Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 and won her first Grand Slam title as well a prize of 1.8 million pounds. The first British woman to win an individual Grand Slam title in 44 years did not drop a set during the tournament. Raducanu rose to fame with her first Grand Slam win at Flushing Meadows. Brands lined up to offer their sponsorship deals and a variety of magazines featured them on the front cover. Days later, she found herself in the A-list elite at the New York Met Gala - the biggest fashion night. Invited personally by Vogue boss Dame Anna Wintour, she sat at Chanel's $ 500,000 table with his celebrity ambassadors - which sparked speculation that she would join their ranks as an ambassador. Meanwhile, the teenager was revealed to be the face of jewelry brand Tiffany and Co in a deal valued at over £ 2 million. Announcing the title on Instagram, Emma said, “Very excited to be joining the iconic @tiffanyandco family as their house ambassador. And in October, she became the latest celebrity to be announced as the ambassador for high-end fashion house Dior. In this role, the teenager will represent Dior Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri's women's collections as well as the luxury brand's skin care and makeup lines. It is unknown how much Emma is being paid for her role as Dior's ambassador. Emma further cemented her place as a household name when she was revealed to be the face of Sports Direct's 2021 Christmas campaign. The youthful tennis sensation was joined by the euro heartbeat Jack Grealish and a number of British top young sports stars in the ad. The 18-year-old from Bromley, who sees a sensation in tennis whites, romps in the snow and hits snowballs with her tennis racket in a whopping £ 6 million campaign in which she cheekily jokes "new balls please" while in one Snowball fight is thrown at. The tennis star is considered a "sponsor's dream" and is well on the way to becoming the highest-earning female sports star of all time. The Champion Tennis Event, held at the Royal Albert Hall, confirmed that the grand prize winner will be on display this weekend this weekend. Raducanu has had mixed luck on the tour since her Grand Slam triumph, losing early in Indian Wells and going out in the quarter-finals in Romania before being beaten by Wang Xiyu in the first round of the Linz Open last week. The youngster, who has Chinese and Romanian roots, is going to the champions tennis event at London's Royal Albert under new coach Torben Beltz, who named the German last week.

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Top Earning WTA Player Ranking of 2021 as Ashleigh Barty Takes Almost $ 4M Home With him

Ranking of the top-earning female tennis players of 2021 (Author: Gardener)

2021After the WTA Finals, the stars of women's tennis are currently taking a well-deserved break before the season starts again in January. Ashleigh Barty retained her world number one status when she won Wimbledon, while Emma Raducanu took the stage with an amazing win at the US Open. Naomi Osaka started her year with her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open but has otherwise been absent from the field as she takes the time to protect her mental health. Barbora Krejčíková made a name for herself at the French Open with her first Grand Slam title and is now fifth in the world rankings. Now the season is over, GiveMeSport Women can list the WTA best of 2021. Maria Sakkari has had a breakthrough year, reaching the Roland Garros semifinals and the US Open. The 26-year-old became the first Greek woman to make it into the top 10 of tennis in September and is now at a career high of number six in the world. Sakkari was also the first Greek player to secure a place in the WTA Finals. At the tournament in Guadalajara she reached the semi-finals and was ultimately subject to Anett Kontaveit. Despite being an excellent solo player, Elise Mertens has enjoyed most of her success this year in doubles tournaments. The Belgian star won the Australian Open with Aryna Sabalenka before triumphing with Hsieh Su-wei at Wimbledon. Strengthened by another win alongside Hsieh in Indian Wells, Mertens became number one in the world in doubles. Naomi Osaka got off to a good start with her fourth Grand Slam title, but things went downhill at the French Open. Fans hope she will return in January to defend her Australian Open title. The Spaniard took her second WTA title in Indian Wells after winning the Belgrade Open in May. She also had a successful run at the French Open and was eliminated in the quarterfinals against Tamara Zidanšek. Badosa qualified for the WTA final, but lost in the semifinals to his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza. The 25-year-old finished the year in eighth place in the world rankings. Emma Raducanu is a newcomer to the WTA tour, but already has a Grand Slam title on her name. The Brit surprised tennis fans around the world when she started an incredible run at the US Open, defeating Leylah Fernandez in the final. Raducanu, who only started playing on the WTA Tour in June, was the first qualifier to earn a Grand Slam title. The 19-year-old started the year outside of the top 300 in the world, but finished it as number 19 in the world. Garbiñe Muguruza won the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017, but then suffered a loss of form for several years. She showed a flash of her former self when she reached the Australian Open final last year and now appears to have returned to the very top of women's tennis. To round off a successful year, she defeated Anett Kontaveit in the finals of the prestigious end-of-season event and was ranked number three in the world. Karolina Plíšková had a difficult start to the year, falling in the opening rounds of most of the tournaments she competed in. She reached the final of the Italian Open, but suffered an embarrassing 6-0, 6-0 defeat against Iga Świątek. The 29-year-old Czech fell out of the top 10 in the world, but snuck back in after reaching the Wimbledon final. Although Plíšková did not survive the group stage of the WTA finals, she will be number four in the world in 2021. Aryna Sabalenka started her season with a win at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open before beating world number one Ashleigh Barty and winning the Madrid Open in May. She reached the semifinals at both Wimbledon and the US Open. In second place in the world, the Belarusian qualified for the WTA final, but did not manage to leave the group stage. Sabalenka will now keep an eye on the world number one in the coming season. At that time, Krejčíková's first WTA title was at the Strasbourg Open and her first Grand Slam title was at Roland Garros. She eventually lost to Barty in the fourth round of Wimbledon, but the Czech star won the Prague Open and reached the quarter-finals of the US Open. After an incredible year, the 25-year-old is now number five in the world rankings. Ashleigh Barty cemented her number one status by winning the Melbourne Open, Miami Open, Stuttgart Open, Cincinnati Open and Wimbledon. The 25-year-old has now been at the top of the WTA rankings, the fifth-highest streak in history, for 102 weeks. Barty decided to abandon the WTA final so she could return to Australia and prepare for the next season.

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"Man City everything that Pochettino's individuals are not"

Manchester City have outperformed Paris St-Germain and with Mauricio Pochettino battling to enforce his style, the Manchester United talks won't go away, writes Phil McNulty. (Author: Gardener)

Man CityMauricio Pochettino's mission at Paris St-Germain is to win the Champions League while becoming Manchester United's next manager. This could just be a 'win-win' situation for Manchester United as they move from caretaker to interim manager and permanent summer post after the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Champions League is the only trophy that Pep Guardiola eludes domestic dominance at Manchester City amid a storm. But apart from something unforeseen, Guardiola's future at City is as rock solid as he would like it to be, which cannot be said of Pochettino in Paris. There was certainly a temptation to highlight a contrast between Guardiola's bastion of stability and Pochettino's relative uncertainty as City secured the top spot in their Champions League group with a fully deserved 2-1 win over PSG at the Etihad Stadium. On the eve of that game, the City manager spoke ardently about his personal and professional relationship with football director Txiki Begiristain, which dates back to their days together in Barcelona. The speculation in Paris, meanwhile, revolves around the perceived discomfort between Pochettino and sports director Leonardo. Guardiola's Manchester City was everything Pochettino wants for his teams and more. City was a coherent, passionately engaged unit that played in the very specific style their manager demands. PSG were a collection of talented personalities, many of whom marched to their own beat. Guardiola's team has world-class players, but they all work within that familiar, high-intensity setting, coupled with the kind of character that allowed them to shake off the setback to turn the game around. PSG works almost like two teams locked into one. There's Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar - and then there's everyone else. Pochettino's teams are usually steeped in his philosophy. Every player is imbued with a relentless work ethic. The growing feeling as PSG fans expressed their dissatisfaction at the final whistle is that Pochettino's long-term hopes are based on somehow imposing his style on people who enjoy doing their own thing. On several occasions, the PSG men in the back were seen gesturing to those in front to get their hands dirty when City increased the pressure. Messi, Mbappe and Neymar have all these glorious gifts, but speed was not one of their qualities here. In these circumstances, Pochettino could struggle to assert his style with these players. PSG don't look or play like a Pochettino team. If he can't or can't do that, talks about his arrival at Manchester United will only get louder. City was everything PSG wasn't. Pochettino must have watched jealously when City's players showed sweat-stained character and resilience as well as class. It is a mystery how the Champions League title escaped a team as good as City, but the talk of "statement" wins that usually follows these results is now wasted because too often disappointments ensued. When they play like this, they take a few breaks. However, City were included in this game as the complete package. They imposed their will on PSG from the first whistle and pushed the French leaders back, but they were hit by a fool when Mbappe pounced on Messi's deflected cross. PSG had put the question to City and received an emphatic response. Raheem Sterling ended a period of pressure with leveling and Gabriel Jesus scored the winning goal after Neymar missed a perfect opportunity to restore PSG's lead. City has once again shown that they are perfectly at home among the best in Europe. Pochettino looked frustrated at the final whistle, disappointment with PSG's performance and the result written on his face. Guardiola, on the other hand, was a picture of the joy at the end of a fight between the Manchester City team and PSG's individual players. The team won convincingly.

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Man City shows the power of the collective with the Champions League victory against the top-class PSG

Manchester City 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain: Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored in the last half hour after Kylian Mbappe gave PSG the lead (Author: Gardener)

Man CityAmid all of the geopolitical dimensions of this game in Manchester and the big stars it shows, it can help establish one of football's little quirks. How much does Mauricio Pochettino's Paris Saint-Germain cost in the last 16 of the Champions League against Manchester United in an interim? At least that's the prospect the Argentine's recent trip to the city opens up after a result that will almost certainly leave the French second in the group. Manchester City, meanwhile, look like a potential champion again after a sovereign 2-1 win. The lone fighters Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar didn't have enough this time for Pep Guardiola's superbly integrated team. Nobody could compete in this match with Bernardo Silva, whose class - there is no other expression - won the game. One argument could be that there was some reluctance to get Pochettino because of this, but it really says more about PSG. They remain more of a star vehicle than a squad or team. Pochettino tries to get around that. There was also a time when PSG were leading 1-0 as it looked like an achievement both Manchester City and the rest of the city of Manchester have seen before. It could have been similar to the first game, which was a 2-0 for PSG. As it was, City made a different result. That in itself is pointy, even if a mere point separates them at the head of the group. Despite the fact that the two clubs are one of the biggest problems in football, they also represent two different sides of what you do with it. It also represents the rift that currently defines the top of the Champions League.â € Cities are a collective system. PSG is a collection of individuals, despite three of the best people to have played the modern game, one of them perhaps the greatest of all time. There were long periods of the City machine kicking in and trying to train the PSG defense's accumulated across the pitch. This led to a large number of opportunities, especially in the early stages. Against this chaos, about 30 meters on the field, the PSG stars strolled around most in a strange serenity. It may look absurd, but it may well explain why players like Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye suffer muscle injuries after just one hour. You and the rest of PSG's "other seven" have to run a lot to make up for the lack in advance. The reward for indulging in this trio is that when you finally have the ball with them they can take your breath away and bring the game to you. Kylian Mbappe scores PSG's first goal (Getty Images) It's impossible to deny the electricity that goes through a stadium when they're on the ball, even if it's scared at times. Kylian Mbappe did something you wouldn't expect when he missed his first big chance. After Neymar prevailed in the first half, the French star steered the ball far over the bar in a possible respite for the city. He only found his range, however. In the 50th minute, after another attack from below, Mbappe slid the ball through Ederson's legs with the usual kind of finish. Messi was the architect and switched to Neymar's dummy before working his way into the penalty area to play a ball that eventually fell to Mbappe. The manner suggested another difference between the sides. While PSG are all fast-paced runs and lightning bolts of individual inspiration, City are all coordinated movements. Your two goals came from what looked so well-rehearsed, the result of so much preparation. Both came from Crossfield balls that took advantage of a significant gap behind the PSG lines to provide an easy finish after an impressively good job. For one, it was Rodris Ball. Kyle Walker was still struggling to push the ball through so Sterling could hit. For the second, just minutes later, it was another divine cancelo ball. But even that was just a preliminary program for the main event, which was Bernardo's exquisite touch. He took all the bubbling from the ball with wonderful finesse and allowed Jesus to simply tap on it again. The biggest question is what's next?

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Champions League game stream, current score updates today

City are one point ahead of Ligue 1 leaders with two games remaining in Group A. A tie tonight would City make it to the round of 16, but they will keep an eye on the three points that would secure them group winners. PSG prevailed when the teams met in Paris at the start of the competition. Lionel Messi scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win. (Author: Gardener)

Champions LeaguePep Guardiola's side welcomes PSG to Etihad with their Champions League hopes in their own hands. City are one point ahead of Ligue 1 leaders with two games left in Group A. They lost to Everton in their first of three home games this week at the weekend. In the event of a tie tonight, City would make the knockout round, but they'll keep an eye on the three points that would secure them passage as group winners. PSG prevailed when the teams met in Paris at the start of the competition. Lionel Messi scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 win. But despite that win, they are still behind City and must put aside the diversion of rumors linking Mauricio Pochettino to the Man United job. Man City 2: 1 PSG: Jesus scores the winning goal and secures the top spot in Group A "We attacked the rooms and the quality of Bernardo, the way he set the ball - if we talk about technology, that is it." It is the right pace, he is doing it in the moment and is giving it to your mate in the best shape to score a goal. Even if you think you're in control of the game, if you leave a little space for Neymar, Messi, Mbappe, Di Maria ... It felt like we were in control of the game, pushing high, winning balls and having possession. Fortunately, the team showed a great reaction after we conceded and then we were able to score the two goals. ”And finally more goals. City had to wait for the well-deserved win, but Guardiola will be mighty relieved that he finally came. They come from behind to secure the three points and advance to the round of 16 as group winners. Sterling and Jesus with the goals after Mbappe gave PSG the lead. 90 + 3 min .: That was very cynical of City. About three of them bring down Neymar when he bursts away. Last chance for PSG ... 90 + 1 min .: three minutes of stoppage time. Neymar sprays it on the right wing but it's too heavy and Di Maria can't control it. City shot on goal. 89 mins: Kimpembe storms into Mahrez's back, PSG struggle to get the ball back. 87 minutes: It's City’s turn to drop low and let PSG get the ball. If they win it back, City has absolutely no desire to find a third goal. 85 minutes: Cancelo is back again, another perfectly weighted ball to Jesus. He's pushed out of it but wins the corner. Referee didn't see it from Marquinhos. 81 mins: Neymar is the man PSG turn to again but tries to topple Mahrez with nutmeg and the Man City winger wins it back. 79.Min .: Neymar turns into the penalty area and trips over the ball. City fans now with a full voice at Etihad. CITY HAS CHANGED IT! Gündogan holds the ball up well and puts it back to Mahrez. He swings a deep cross to the rear post, where Silva cushions it nicely in Jesus' path, and he passes Navas. 75 minutes: Now continuously. Hakimi and Marquinhos almost turn a flank into their own net, but Navas just dives over it. PSG break, but Di Maria's shot from distance is weak. PSG is pushing it to the edge of the box so quickly. Neymar played a one-two with Di Maria, found his place in the box, but his shot missed the target as he only had to beat Ederson. You can't say City didn't deserve to be at least an equal, and it has been everyone since PSG took the lead. The threat is at the break, when PSG can get the ball to their front three - but that has been a problem for them for most of the night. Silva pushes the ball towards him and the Brazilian pounds into the goal with his left foot. 68 minutes: Stones forms to shoot, but doesn't and loses the ball. 66 minutes: The city is really pushing now. Walker tries to pass a ball and it is deflected for a corner. Gueye away for PSG, Di Maria on. EVERYTHING IS LEVEL AT ETIHAD! Ball is clipped to the right by Rodri, Walker runs brilliantly and plays it over the goal for the first time. Jesus can't get there, but Sterling can and almost knocks it past Navas on the way. 61 minutes: Herrera is now free, Danilo is coming to replace him. He storms into the box and Navas saves his right-footed attempt. 59 mins: Herrera went down and the crowd doesn't react compassionately. PSG players aren't happy City didn't kick the ball out. The hosts played away and they won the corner after the ball was cut into the penalty area. 58 mins: PSG are happy to give City the ball and they know that as the game progresses, they have more and more leeway to break into. Rodri thinks he's fouled but not given a free kick. PSG breaks with the top three. Messi on the left foot ... 56 min: Rodri in the book, late challenge on Paredes. The frustration for City is growing and PSG now looks just as dangerous as everyone else. Neymar plays Mbappe out and his ball into the box is cut off. PSG have no right to lead after that first half but they lead here thanks to Mbappe's goal. There is hardly any strategy on the French side, but it somehow works. 53rd Minute: That was always the danger while it was goalless, and PSG found the breakthrough. The guests play from behind, directly in their five-meter space. Zinchenko off, Jesus for City. PSG are ahead and the top three did it. Neymar with a nice dummy, and Messi then plays the one-two to work the space in the box. His ball goes through to Mbappe and he shoots it through Ederson's legs. Incredible that City is behind it all. 47 minutes: It's like the first half. Rodri with a wonderful shot over the PSG defense ... Gündogan lifts the goalkeeper, but the central defenders are there to distract him. The offside flag then goes up, would not have counted. 11 shots for city and five corners. Three shots for PSG, no corners. The home side were absolutely dominant, but the PSG defense just held up. Players who come out for the second half. RB Leipzig went into their fifth game of the group stage without a win tonight. Away at Club Bruges they lead 4-0 at halftime! That result means both PSG and Man City are through no matter how it ends at Etihad. I was surprised how bad PSG is. They have to improve dramatically in the second half - but with the scores they are still very much at it. It was goalless at break but there was a lot of action. Rodri cleared a header off the line, Gündogan hit the post and Mahrez has seen several attempts that were well saved by Navas. PSG had some dangerous moments during the break when the top three got into gear, but City were by far the better side. John Stones is caught on the center line and suddenly the PSG players come to life. Neymar slips into Mbappe, who tries to curl him into the back corner for the first time, but he's way over the bar. 42 minutes: Strong work by Rodri. Mbappe tries to beat him from the outside and get into the byline, but Rodri slips his body between the French and the ball and sees him kicking off. 40 minutes: Messi finally gets a touch of the ball. Referee gives the free kick, looking like there was minimal contact. 38 minutes: City with a different corner. That gives PSG a chance to slow things down and try to block City's momentum. They totally dominate this game and it's all PSG can do to hold out. Mahrez, Gundogan and Silva dictate the game, PSG find it almost impossible to get the ball into the top three. If Pochettino is to leave with anything here, he has to gain control of this midfield. 35 minutes: PSG is hanging for their lives. Gundogan shoots on goal again ... The guests can no longer hold the ball. Your front three haven't touched the ball in the last ten minutes. 33 minutes: POST! Cancelo whips a beautiful ball into the box, Kimpembe can only clear it to the edge of the box. Gündogan runs on it, so much space ... The city should really be one step ahead. Mahrez now cuts inward, rolling a try to the far post and Navas holds him behind him. All city. 31 min: Gündogan tries to play off the move to the left wing to Mahrez. He is well defended with his head ... drop the ball for City. Gundogan shoots a ball over the goal and Sterling comes at the end and puts it back to Zinchenko. 27 minutes: Great game by Mendes. Moves forward, on the right foot and lets fly off the edge of the box. 26 minutes: PSG give Cancelo space to insert the cross - not sure if that's the smartest tactic. It's too much this time, and it's right in the arms of Navas. The visitors still have space during the break, but the last ball is not quite there yet. 23 minutes: Rodri takes down Mbappe, who had spun and was ready to break away. The city dweller is probably lucky enough to avoid booking for it, he knew exactly what he was doing. 21 minutes: It's Mahrez again who's causing the problems, Mendes doesn't come to him fast enough. If it turns on the left foot, the flank rolls in, but Gündogan can't get enough of the header and goes past the far post. Mahrez is given a lot of space at the moment and PSG are doing little to avoid the danger. He had repeatedly been given the freedom to injure her on the right side, and if Hakimis hadn't cleared the header a few moments ago, he would certainly have opened the shot. Mahrez slips in Gündogan, who pushes him back into the six-yard box. Bernardo Silva is there to relieve Mahrez, who is sure to score with his left-footed curling. But Hakimi stands on the line and heads to the corner. 17th minute: Wonderful ball out of bounds by Mendes, who has so much space on the left wing. He's playing it for the first time on Neymar, who cuts into the box and has a worn shot on goal. Flag goes up, offside. 15 mins: Kimpembe is on the ball in the center line and the City players swarm it, but Paredes comes back well before it becomes dangerous. 13 min .: End-to-end in Etihad, space for both sides during the break. Mahrez believes Mendes fouled him in the penalty area - the referee did not. Sterling skips Hakimi and goes down, but again the referee waves the appeals down. 11th minute: Good job by Mahrez, this time goes on the right foot and stands a ball up to the back post. Sterling can't get it down in time and the chance of a shot is lost. Mbappe breaks his pace, it plays in Messi who finds Neymar ... Rodri comes back well to intercept. 9 minutes: The first three now come to life. Played inside to Neymar and he chooses to shoot from outside the area but it is blocked. PSG look dangerous during the break. With the amount of talent on display, one wouldn't necessarily believe that an air raid would be the way to open the scoring. But it nearly broke City when Rodri's header loop hit Kimpembe's final ditch. City were at the forefront in those opening minutes, with PSG's top three having had little impact so far. The threat is always there but PSG have to get the ball to them. 6 minutes: Messi made his first contact with the ball tonight. Nutmeg Sterling and bumps its way into space. PSG enjoy some possession for the first time in this game. The pressure from the city at the beginning was just about as good. 5 minutes: Neymar and Mendes double Mahrez. He goes down about three times and appeals for a free kick ... Central defender for City. Mahrez grabs the ball, deep ball hits the back post ... A brilliant header from Rodri, arches over Navas, but Kimpembe is on the line to head it off. So close to the leadership gate. 3 minutes: Mendes shoots the ball straight out, City pushes up really early. Zinchenko plays three in midfield. A couple of attempts by City to get a ball behind the PSG defense, but too much each time. 1 minute: Looks like Bernardo Silva is a wrong nine for City, with Mahrez and Sterling on both sides. Cancelo whips a ball into the box ... Kimpembe doesn't handle it well, but he gets rid of it the second time. City players are on the field, led by Gündogan. City is currently one point ahead of PSG. A win tonight would bring them into the knockout round as group winners. In the event of a tie, Guardiola's side would qualify as well, but the battle for the top spot would advance to the final round of the games. If City can keep these two calm tonight, they'll go a long way in securing the three points. The PSG boss was asked at his press conference yesterday about the rumors linking him to the job at Man Utd. There are rumors and we have to live with that. So no Jack Grealish or Phil Foden in the Man City roster. Bernardo Silva has been brilliant in midfield for the last few weeks but it looks like he will start further up tonight - possibly a false nine. It's a serious bench for the French team - Ramos, Icardi, Di Maria, Wijnaldum, Donnarumma among the options! City have made an authoritative impression since a mini-blip in late October that halted the long undefeated Carabao Cup run by West Ham and Crystal Palace. Guardiola's men have put Bruges, Manchester United and Everton firmly by the sword, although PSG are obviously a very different threat and have only lost one game in all competitions so far this season. It remains to be seen how much the Pochettino speculation will distract for visitors while De Bruyne is a huge mistake for City. Sergio Ramos could finally make his PSG debut tonight. However, it seems unlikely that Ramos will join the squad straight away - the 35-year-old has not played a competitive game at Real Madrid since last season's Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea in May. Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are all part of the 23-strong PSG traveling squad. Jack Grealish could return to the Man City team tonight. He missed Sunday's 3-0 win over Everton after retiring from the English squad due to injury during the international break. City are still without Kevin De Bruyne after isolating himself after testing positive for Covid on international match service with Belgium last week. Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of the huge Champions League game at Etihad, Man City vs. PSG. Pep Guardiola's team can secure the top spot and qualification for the knockout round with a win, but must defeat the trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. PSG won the second leg 2-0 in Paris ... We have all the news about the structure and the team as well as updates from James Robson on site before the kick-off at 8pm.

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Manchester City 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Minute-by-Minute Report: Join Barry Glendenning for updates on how the two heavyweights in Group A will clash at Etihad. to obtain (Author: Gardener)

Manchester CityThis website uses cookies for analysis, personalized content and advertising. By continuing to surf this website, you consent to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Gabriel Jesus (right) celebrates with his teammates Bernardo Silva (left) and Joao Cancelo after Manchester City's second goal. Marquinhos speaks: "The most important thing is to qualify," the PSG captain told French television channel Canal +. “Sometimes you end up as a top player and play against a really strong club. Sometimes you finish second and end up with a better draw. ”A quick look back: Manchester City were completely dominant in the first half but couldn't disturb the scoreboard operator, even though he rattled the wood and two attempts were cleared off the line. Caught by Kylian Mbappe at the start of the second half, they briefly lost their composure, but recovered enough to secure victory thanks to two well-crafted moves from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Group A: RB Leipzig's 5-0 win over Club Brugge means that both Manchester City and PSG move into the knockout phase. With a lead of four points over their French rivals and only one game to go, City wins the group. Leipzig and Bruges are each with four points in the Europa League qualification. A tough football game comes to an end when Manchester City come from behind to take the well-deserved win. Stay tuned for the post-game reaction and a report from the Etihad Stadium. 90 + 3 mins: Ederson is quick off his line to collect a floating ball over the top. 90 + 2 min .: No shot possible, Gabriel Jesus tries to hover a pass to Mahrez in the PSG penalty area on the right. 90 + 1 min .: Neymar played a pass to Angel Di Maria, which the Argentine could not keep in the game. Goal kick for City, with which Ederson is in no great rush. 89th Minute: Pep goes crazy on the sideline and gesticulates angrily at his players as the game goes into three minutes of stoppage time. 88 minutes: Faff, who lasted a few minutes in the middle third of the field, comes to an abrupt end when Presnel Kimpembe receives a free kick. That goes well with Manchester City. 79 min: Another beauty from City. Gündogan galloped down to the right inside and played the ball back to Riyad Mahrez. He rolled a flank to Silva at the far post, whereupon the Portuguese pulled back to Gabriel Jesus at the corner of the six-yard space. The Brazilian sent a small diagonal attempt into the far corner with no inconsiderable nonchalance. Gabriel Jesus fires Manchester City into the lead. Photo: Dave Howarth / CameraSport / Getty Images Jesus celebrates his goal with his teammate Bernardo Silva. Photo: Matt McNulty / Manchester City FC / Getty Images 84 min: A precise pass from Cancelo's right foot, who is far on the left wing, hits Gabriel Jesus' feet, but he is pushed off the ball before turning and can shoot. 82 min: Your selfless reporter's half-time teacup has gone ice cold and practically untouched as he tries to get you all the action from a hectic, breathless, and utterly entertaining second half. 64 min: Rodri hovers a ball on the far post and sees Kyle Walker's run. The full-back jumps over the goal with a volley, picks up Gabriel Jesus and breaks to Sterling, who scrapes into the lower corner from close range. Manchester City's Raheem Sterling stretches a leg and the home side are even. 80th Minute: Joao Cancelo is cautioned for a foul on Leo Messi. He slipped in to play a 50-50 ball, won it cleanly, but caught Messi afterwards. Neymar comes from the depths, plays a one-two with Di Maria and slalomed past two City defenders after the back pass. After the hard work and the seemingly merciless goal, he shoots flat, hard and ... Min. 72: After another time under the City Cosh, PSG has found its groove again and enjoys another phase of sustained ball possession. 70.Min .: Gabriel Jesus shoots a weighted ball on the edge of the six-yard box and shoots in the curve and brings Navas a clever save with a shot from an acute angle. 66.Min: Cancelo rolls a cross into the PSG penalty area, where Kimpembe clears again. A few moments later, Manchester City wins a corner. Before it can be taken, PSG are replacing Idrissa Gueye and Nuno Mendes with Angel Di Maria and Eric Ebimbe. 51 min: PSG embroider an intricate, intriguing, pretty passport pattern involving Nuno Mendes, Messi and Neymar. They create an overload at the far post, where the unmarked Mbappe picks up the ball, takes a touch and fires a low shot through Ederson's legs. Kylian Mbappe (right) of Paris Saint-Germain scores the first goal of the game. Photo: Paul Ellis / AFP / Getty Images 61.Min .: Herrera is replaced by Danilo and City is about to equalize after the corner. Riyad Mahrez forces Keylor Navas to save with a shot from an acute angle at the near post. 60 min: PSG players get the collective hump when Manchester City refuses to put the ball out of play when Ander Herrera goes down with what looks like a pulled hamstring. Kimbembe takes the ball to the corner while the PSG players rampage. 58 minutes: Ruben Dias' excellent defense, who is ready to block, as Lionel Messi tries to clear a half meter for a shot from the edge of the City penalty area. PSG had countered three against three and City looked in all sorts of trouble. 57th Minute: Manchester City is visibly shaken to have fallen behind despite all the dominance, while PSG are now playing with much more confidence. 56.Min: Rodri is cautioned for a foul on Leandro Parades and takes one for the team when he stopped another PSG counterattack at the source. 55th Minute: Had hardly any ball contact in the first half, it was Leo Messi who played a decisive role in the run-up to the PSG goal. He showed quick feet as he danced into the Manchester City penalty area and played a no-look pass far to Mbappe who may have taken a minor diversion on the way to the Frenchman's feet. PSG are taking the lead as he has been in the back seat the entire game. 47.Min: Rodri plays a small dink in the back and Gündogan tries unsuccessfully to lift the ball from an acute angle over Navas. 46.Min: Cancelo plays the ball far inside left so Sterling can chase. Marquinhos, who at times made a pretty angry figure in the first half, occasionally admonishing his teammates, clears up. 46th min: City resumes the game without a change of personnel on both sides ... Elsewhere in group A: RB Leipzig leads 4-0 against Club Bruges at the break in Belgium. As things stand, both Manchester City and PSG will advance to the round of 16 tonight. 39 minutes: Leo Messi, who has barely touched, goes down after being "fouled" by Joao Cancelo from the right sideline. 12 min: Idrissa Gueye spreads the ball wide at Lionel Messi on the right, but it is deprived of possession by Joao Cancelo galloping upwards. The Guardian is sponsored by readers like you. In the first half: PSG cleared two of the line, blocked another shot from Oleksandr Zinchenko and saw Gündogan hammer a shot out of the wood. They hang by a thread but missed a decent chance when Kylian Mbappe shot over. Manchester City have had PSG under their hood for most of the first half but their intriguing, intricate passing game has yet to pay off. Chances are, Ilkay Gündogan slammed the ball off the post when he looked good to score. PSG are predictably dangerous during the break but have offered very little. 43.Min: Mbappe is played backwards by Neymar after John Stones is caught on the ball on the center line. The PSG striker shoots high over the bar from an acute angle. 34th Minute: Ilkay Gundogan throws himself into a bad space and smashes the ball against the right post when he looked sure to score a goal. That is a great relief for PSG. Manchester City's Ilkay Gündogan (left) hits the post with this shot. Photo: Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty Images 41 mins: Rodri forces Kylian Mbappe out of the game while PSG experiences a rare failure in Manchester City. Shot on goal. 38th Minute: Manchester City wins a corner, an attempted cross from the left goes out of the game by Marquinhos. From the standard, the ball is directed at John Stones, who is punished for knocking Idrissa Gueye to the ground. 36th Minute: Herrera stretches a leg to intercept a pass to Bernardo Silva in the PSG penalty area from Mahrez on the right wing. Min.35: Relentless pressure from City to force the Navas to make another parade while piling up the pain. Gündogan is contested again, this time Kimpembe throws himself in the direction of the goal before his shot. 33rd Minute: Ander Herrera turns a cross from Riyad Mahrez from the sideline from the edge of the penalty area almost into his own net. Elsewhere in Group A: RB Leipzig lead 3-0 against Club Bruges in Belgium. As things stand, both City and PSG will qualify for the knockout phase tonight. 5th minute: Riyad Mahrez wins a free kick for City on the right. He sends the ball to the far post, where Rodri jumps highest to head the ball over the goal. Presnel Kimpembe clears the crossbar with a header. It's hard to tell, but Raheem Sterling was unmarked at the far post and Kimpembe didn't take any chances. Presnel Kimpembe of Paris St. Germain heads off the line. 29.Min: Zinchecko is cheered up by Gündogan and tries his luck. His shot on goal is blocked by Marquinhos. 27.Minute: PSG left-back Nuno Mendes accelerates away from Kyle Walker, cuts inward and unleashes a low drive from outside the City penalty area. 27.Min: Raheem Sterling encounters a strong wall of resistance in the form of Idrissa Gueye as he tries to gallop up with the ball. 25th minute: PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas has to push the ball up under pressure for a long time after incorrectly controlling a back pass. 24th minute: Achraf Hakimi gallops up with the ball at his feet after PSG has played through the city press. He tries to pass the ball towards Messi near the City penalty area but Riyad Mahrez is there to intercept and clear. 22 min: Mbappe goes down and holds his knee after being body checked by Rodri when he threatened to sprint from the upfield during the break. 20th minute: Riyad Mahrez rolls a cross into the PSG penalty area from the right flank and sees a run through the middle of Ilkay Gündogan. 19 min: From this corner City wins another, which is sent deep in the direction of Cancelo. 19 min: Achraf Hakimi gets his head to a tied shot from Riyad Mahrez, who diverts him over the crossbar for a corner. 18.Minute: Neymar picks up a pass on the edge of the City penalty area and unleashes a worn out attempt that doesn't bother Ederson in the slightest. 16 min: Ruben Dias fouls Neymar and gives PSG a free kick right in the city half. Achraf Hakimi is played long and wide on the sidelines and he fits behind to Ander Herrera. 15 min: Another counterattack from PSG but this time Kylian Mbappe has a pass to Messi which is intercepted by Cancelo, who was outstanding for Manchester City at this early stage. 13 min: Cancelo tries to get Bernardo Silva into the PSG penalty area with a dink, but Kimpembe catches his head. 10th minute: PSG, who counted on the counterattack but kept giving away the ball, finally enjoyed sustained possession of the ball to gain a foothold in the game. 8th minute: So far, almost total dominance of Manchester City. Oleksandr Zinchenko gallops through the center, hesitates a few meters in front of the PSG penalty area and is expropriated by Leandro Parades. 3 min: Bernardo Silva appears to be playing False 9 for City tonight, but we probably can't expect an end to fluidity from their first three. 2 mins: City dominates this very early stage, with PSG struggling to touch the ball. A pass from Riyad Mahrez to Ilkay Gundogan is ruled out for a goal kick by PSG. 1 minute: The ball rolls in Etihad, and City hopes to avenge their strange defeat in the corresponding game in Paris. They dominated PSG in that game but somehow managed to lose 2-0. Not much longer: The light show and the DJ set before the game (no, really) are over, the audience sings along with Hey Jude and the players from both teams march onto the pitch. Pep Guardiola speaks: In an interview with BT Sport, the Manchester City manager explains the absence of Jack Grealish and Phil Foden from his squad on match day. "Jack was injured with the national team and Phil had a problem in the last game against Everton," he says. Different in the competition: Edin Dzeko scored two goals in six minutes in Group D when Inter defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0, result between Real Madrid and Sheriff tonight. Meanwhile, in Turkey, Ajax scored five out of five wins to continue their calm progress through Group C with a 2-1 win over Besiktas. Liverpool v Porto: Recklessly efficient Liverpool are already in the last 16 with two penultimate games but you can follow his progress on Anfield with John Brewin. Manchester City players warm up. Joao Cancelo makes his way to Etihad Stadium ahead of today's game. Manchester City will win Group A if they beat PSG tonight. They qualify for the knockout round if they avoid a defeat or Club Brugge RB Leipzig fail. PSG qualify for the knockout round if they beat Manchester City or draw and Club Brugge cannot beat RB Leipzig. PSG will advance if they lose as long as Club Bruges are also defeated. Losing Club Bruges will put an end to their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage, while a draw won't be enough to keep them on track either, unless PSG lose to Manchester City. You can guarantee the consolation of third place in the group and a place in the eighth finals of the Europa League if you draw against RB Leipzig and PSG avoid a defeat against City. RB Leipzig cannot qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League, but will remain on course for a place in the Europa League if they beat Club Bruges. Photo: Virojt Changyencham / Getty Images Team news: Phil Foden is missing from the Manchester City squad, Riyad Mahrez is instead on as Pep Guardiola makes three changes to the team that hammered Everton on Sunday. Kylian Mbappe is ready for PSG, but Marco Verratti is on the bench. I suspect Jack Grealish won't play tonight: the City midfielder has a few cards left if you are in Manchester tonight with an open ending. City fans ... I have 4 tickets that I bought for tonight's game that I don't need anymore. I will output 2 sets of 2 ??? - Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) November 24, 2021 The Guardian is funded by readers like you. If you would like to support our work for as little as € 1, you can do so here. If you would like to support our work for as little as € 1, you can do so here. Last night's Champions League games were covered on today's episode of the Guardian Football Weekly podcast, while Gareth Southgate's new contract, the arrest of two Norwegian journalists in Qatar, and some MLS play-off drama were scrutinized. Daniele Orsato leads an all-Italian team of match officials at Etihad. Despite recent rumors that his contract with PSG could be terminated after his ongoing battle with a calf injury, Sergio Ramos is likely to sit on the bench for the French after his summer move after 16 years at Real Madrid. His fellow center-backs Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe have traveled to Manchester after missing PSG's weekend win over Nantes. Marco Verratti reportedly stopped during training at Etihad Stadium last night and may have to sit out tonight's game. Photo: Aurelien Meunier - PSG / Getty Images Ferran Torres remains sidelined with a broken foot while Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is still in self-isolation after a positive Covid-19 test during international break. There were rumors that Jack Grealish might be standing for a recall after missing his side's win against Everton with an unspecified "niggle" on Sunday, but the summer signing was a noticeable absence from City's training session yesterday. The Manchester City players loosen up during their training session yesterday. Photo: Matt McNulty - Manchester City / Manchester City FC / Getty Images Photo: Matt McNulty - Manchester City / Manchester City FC / Getty Images Photo: Matt McNulty - Manchester City / Manchester City FC / Getty Images The Etihad Stadium is today's venue Game between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, a duel that could end with both teams booking their entry into the knockout phase. It will hardly have escaped your attention that PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to the vacant job of Manchester United manager and the Argentine has not exactly tried to distance himself from the aforementioned chatter. Tonight, however, he will focus on securing the victory that would guarantee his team a place in the round of 16 with one game to go. The kick-off in Manchester is at 8:00 PM, but in the meantime, stay tuned for the latest on the team and the build-up.

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Chelsea's Ben Chilwell will miss the rest of the year as he waits to see if the ACL injury ends

Chilwell's scan suggests surgery may be needed, but the club is willing to attempt to allow the injury to naturally heal before a reassessment is performed (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaChelsea left-back Ben Chilwell will miss the rest of the year as he waits to find out whether or not he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament damage at the end of the season. Chilwell underwent a scan on Wednesday that suggested he might need surgery, but Chelsea are preparing to heal the injury period on their own before scanning him again, most likely in the New Year, to see if he should go under or not the knife. Should he need surgery, which is currently a high probability, Chilwell will miss the rest of the season, which would be a major blow to both the player and the Premier League leaders. Chilwell's Chelsea teammates fear he will have to undergo surgery and be banned for the remainder of the season after watching him injure his knee and roll in pain in the Champions League win against Juventus on Tuesday night. Tuchel will have to rely on Marcos Alonso to cover the left full-back until January when Chelsea Chilwell is re-rated and the transfer window reopens. The German also has the option of loaning out midfielder Saul Niguez between now and January, possibly in the Carabao Cup. The Spaniard played for Atletico Madrid there and could be an option for Chelsea. The situation is worrying for England manager Gareth Southgate even if Chilwell would return in time to be part of his World Cup squad around this time next year if he misses the rest of this season's games in March and then the summer, the Chilwell may could miss everyone if he needs surgery. Chilwell had a difficult summer not playing for England at the European Championship before returning to Chelsea to find himself behind Alonso at the start of the season. But since winning his place under Tuchel in the Premier League in early October, Chilwell has been in exceptional form - he scored in three consecutive games for club and country and also scored in the 7-0 win over Norwich City. Commenting on the possibility of losing Chilwell after the Juventus game, Tuchel said: “I worry because he was on the other side in such a fantastic moment as Reece (James). With Chilwell facing a long tenure, Tuchel is also sweating over N'Golo Kante's fitness for the Manchester United game after it was revealed the midfielder was forced to face Juventus due to a knee problem.

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Juventus have been labeled "unobservable" by the Italian press after Chelsea suffered their worst Champions League defeat ever

Chelsea have inflicted their worst defeat in 17 years on the Old Lady (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaJuventus have come under heavy criticism after being outclassed in a 4-0 defeat by Chelsea on Tuesday, their worst defeat in 17 years and the worst in the Champions League. The Italians gave up Group H top spot in London with a whimper as the Premier League made short work of their ailing opponents. The result wrote unwanted history for the Turin club and surpassed the 4-1 defeats to Bayern Munich in the 2009/10 group stage and Real Madrid in the 2016/17 final and became the worst defeat in Europe's elite club competition. It was the Old Lady's biggest loss in all competitions since the 4-0 loss in Serie A to AS Roma in February 2004. The headline of the Turin newspaper Tuttosport read "Shameless" and called Juventus "unwatchable". Gazzetta dello Sport said: "You can lose to Chelsea, but not like that ... All-time top scorer Alessandro Del Piero said:" Little can be saved from a night like this. "Former midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi added:" This team take two steps forward and then 10 backward. "Former Bianconeri coach Fabio Capello said it was" a real lesson in football ", suggesting that the result points to the struggles of Italian teams in Europe since Inter Milan 2009/10 no Serie A team won the Champions League. If we don't change our paths it will be difficult to reach certain levels, "he added. Juventus was beaten at Stamford Bridge (REUTERS) Juventus are with 36 league titles Italy's most successful club, but the collapse of Stamford Bridge underscored the club's regression in recent years. Maurizio Sarri led Juve to the glory of 2019-20 Serie A, however, was dismissed after a Champions League knockout in the round of 16 against Olympique Lyonnais. His successor, the inexperienced Andrea Pirlo, lasted a season after retiring to Porto at the same time in Europe and squeezing into fourth place on the last day of the league season. It was hoped that Allegri's return as a coach two years after leaving would restore his pride with five consecutive league titles, but Juve got the campaign off to a bad start. They are eighth in Serie A after 13 rounds after suffering embarrassing defeats against Empoli, Hellas Verona and Sassuolo. But few would expect this version of Juventus to even come close to replicating Allegri's feat of leading the Turin club to two Champions League finals in 2014-15 and 2016-17. We'll improve from nights like this, ”said Allegri. Juventus fans will hope he is right as patience slowly wears off.

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USA and Canada race to the global qualifiers for the T20 World Cup

The US and Canada both took their places in the global qualifiers for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup this week, beating toughest rivals Bermuda in the American regional final, Canada. (Author: Gardener)

World CupThe US and Canada both took their places in the global qualifiers for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup this week, beating toughest rivals Bermuda in the American regional final, Canada. The US and Canada both took their places in the global qualifiers for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup this week, beating toughest rivals Bermuda in the American regional final, Canada. With the top three associates in the region and a quartet of underdogs in Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, and Panama, qualifying seemed likely to depend on the results between them. On November 7th, the penultimate Sunday, in Antigua, the USA and Canada set the first accents with their heavy victories in the morning games against Belize and the Bahamas. At the Coolidge Cricket Ground, the Americans used Belize and turned out to be too much for their lineup. Just south at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Canada made short work of the Bahamas as they made their official men's T20I debut. Canada's top order was sent to hit the throw and used the training with contributions from Rayyan Pathan (38 of 27), Ravi Singh (47 of 34) and Hamza Tariq (54 * of 28) when they hit 190 / 5. crossed. In response, Bahamian opener Marc Taylor, who last played in Antigua in the Stanford Super Series 13 years ago, fought hard with 44 (36), but no other batter reached double digits as he was in 16th. In the afternoon game at Coolidge, the USA overran Panama, with the Central Americans staying in their 20 at 85/8 before Xavier Marshall led the hunt with 47 * (35) to go home in the 10th round. Last Monday, 8th, Canada started the day in Coolidge by dominating Belize after picking a punch, scoring 234/3 in their 20 overs with skipper Navneet Dhaliwal with 69 * (36). Meanwhile, the Bahamas beat the more experienced Argentina with 12 runs on the North Sound, with Marc Taylor in the runs again. The Coolidge afternoon game was another 12-run affair as Belize turned out to be too good for Panama. Bernan Stephenson was the star of the show hitting 69 (47) to take Belize to 143/8 in their 20 before snapping 3/25 in its 3 overs to narrow Panama to 131/8. Over in North Sound it was the USA that had the edge in the decisive duel against Bermuda with 23 runs, as the Bermudians lost a good position. The US chose to beat first, scoring 172 in 19.4 overs as Kamau Leverock's 4/28 (3.4 overs) helped them push them back a little from 99/2 in 11th; For the USA, Aaron Jones scored the best goal with 50 (33rd). In pursuit, Tre Manders (49 of 37) and Delray Rawlins (45 of 28) began to accelerate and looked threatening with a score of 111/3 in 13 overs, but when they were both dismissed within one overs the rest of the batters could not keeping up with the momentum and the chase fizzled out on 149/8. After a rest day on Tuesday the 9th, action resumed on Wednesday morning in the North Sound with an all-out win over Argentina against Belize when veteran keeper Alejandro Ferguson confidently scored 86 * (60) to bring the South Americans to 171 / . 4 of their 20; In response, Seaman Hernan Fennel grabbed 3/20 to sack Belize on the 19th round for 112. In the other morning game at Coolidge, Bermuda beat the Bahamas with 140 runs, scoring 239/6 thanks to Tre Manders' 84 (52) and a late boost from Delray Rawlins (50 of 20) before taking the Bahamas to just 99/8 in their 20th In the afternoon in the North Sound game, Argentina made it 2 of 2 by beating Panama with 45 runs. Ramiro Escobar led the lead at 55 (45) when they hit 156/6 on their 20 overs before Hernan Fennel went wild at 6/18 - his first 5-wicket haul and Argentina's first hat-trick in the men's T20Is. Panama only managed 111/9 in their 20th game. Far more dramatic was the Coolidge afternoon game with a US-Canada tie from a chaotic final ball, followed by a Super Over win for the Americans. Canada opted to hit on the toss, hitting a median total of 142/5 with Navneet Dhaliwal and Ravi Singh both hitting 44 (37) while Ian Holland was the bowler's choice with 2/25 in his 4 USA was borne by contributions from Ian Holland (25 of 24), Jaskaran Malhotra (35 of 25) and Karima Gore (31 of 15), but left Orthodox Salman Nazar scalped 3/19 to tie back the regular wickets; It took Karima Gore 12 to win the final over and Karima Gore hit a 6 and the batters struggled to keep the equation at 3, which is required for the final ball. It was a breathtaking turnaround when the Canadians realized their mistake and all the momentum in the super over went to the US, who broke 22 runs on Canada's 14. Bitterly disappointed with the result, Canada's game against Bermuda in Coolidge on Thursday morning had turned into a virtual knockout. After deciding to bowl first, Bermuda held the run rate in check early and looked like they were keeping it at an achievable score when Saad bin Zafar was fired at 98/5 on the 14th. But Harsh Thaker (28 * out of 14) and Hamza Tariq (63 * out of 48) combined for an unbeaten stand of 89 runs in just 6 overs, and some idiosyncratic death bowling raised the score to 187/5 in 20 from Salman Nazar ( 2/17 out of 3) and Harsh Thaker (0/17 out of 4) made sure the Bermuda hunt never got off the ground and they only made it 141/7. Meanwhile, the Bahamas on the North Sound displaced Belize by eleven runs. That afternoon in Coolidge Bermuda seemed to be taking their frustration out on Panama, with Kamau Leverock (54 of 31) leading the way as they pumped 181/6 into their 20s and then choked the Panamanian punches to 95/8. The US made short work of Argentina at North Sound, limited it to 90/7 and ended the pursuit in the 14th round (debutant Gajanand Singh scored 50 * out of 38). Friday was another day off, then on Saturday morning the Bahamas looked overwhelmed by the US in Coolidge when Nisarg Patel messed them up with 4/17 in his 4 overs to keep the score at 90/7. The Americans cruised the hunt in just 12.1 overs. Meanwhile, Bermuda beat Belize in the North Sound, with veteran sailor Rodney Trott scalping 4/15 in his 4 to sack her for 85 before Allan Douglas blasted 54 (25) to hit the target in just 8 overs. The afternoon game at Coolidge was yet another loss for the Bahamas, who became Panama's first scalp of the tournament thanks to an all-out effort from Irfan Hafajee. With the bat brought his composed 41 (39) Panama to 139/8 in their 20, then grabbed 3/26 in 3.3 overs of the seam bowling to derail the Bahamian hunt when they over 19 for 113 were bundled. Canada meanwhile defeated Argentina in the North Sound, with Dilon Heyliger (5/16 of 4) taking the first 5-wicket hul for a Canadian bowler in the men's T20Is to throw them for 109 in 18 overs. Rayyan Pathan's brutal 56 * (24) made for a quick race to catch up when Canada took a victory in 9.1 overs. On Sunday's final matchday, records collapsed for Canada when they beat Panama by 208 runs in Coolidge - the second highest win margin in the men's T20Is. Rayyan Pathan finished his successful tournament with a century (107 * out of 62) while Navneet Dhaliwal (65 out of 36) and Hamza Tariq (55 * out of 25) raised the score to 245/1. In the afternoon game, Argentina shocked Bermuda after scoring 130/5 in their 20 and Agustin Husain 3/8 in 4 overs taking the match to the final with only 3 wickets in hand, before Dion Stovell and Rodney Trott weathered the line.

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