VIDEO: Final preview – Tuesday night’s cracking Leicester v Man City tie

first_imgIt’s a fascinating one. Kickoff is 7:45pmWith Leicester having slipped up against Liverpool, they appear to be there for the taking by City – especially with key striker Jamie Vardy under the weather. But City have been as flaky as anyone in the football league this season, despite being devastating at their best. This could end up 5-0 to either side, or any scoreline in between.TEAM NEWSLeicester’s top scorer and talisman Jamie Vardy expects to be ready for the match after coming down with an illness. Vardy played against Liverpool but felt so unwell he had to be substituted. Riyad Mahrez also came off with fatigue, but should be fit for Tuesday night. Manchester City attempted to ease influential captain Vincent Kompany back into action as a second-half substitute after an eight-game absence as City cantered towards victory at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but the Belgian lasted just nine minutes. Kompany shook his head as he left the field and headed straight down the tunnel after suffering a recurrence of the same calf problem. The 29-year-old will now be assessed but City will fear another lengthy lay-off. Striker Sergio Aguero, who is being eased back after heel trouble, could feature after being an unused substitute at the weekend. Defender Pablo Zabaleta and midfielder Fernando are back in training but not yet match-fit.MANAGER QUOTES Claudio Ranieri , Leicester: “You know my idea about this (the title) – we are dreaming. We are in good condition and in a good position with 38 points. Now we can continue but I want to see my players enjoy it. I don’t know why we were so nervous at the beginning. Why? Play football, don’t worry. If you lose, lose. That’s it. We have the time.”Manuel Pellegrini , City: “[Saturday’s win] was a very important victory, not only because we won the three points but also in the way we played. We returned to our normal performance – playing attractive football, scoring goals. I said after we lost against Arsenal it was very difficult to talk about positive things but I think we had more than 60 per cent of possession of the ball. That gave me a sign we were returning to our style. It was very important today to score four goals and create at least four more clear chances.”MATCH FACTSLeicester lost both of their league meetings with Man City last season, but they’ve not lost three successive league games against the Citizens since August 1961.Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five league away trips to Leicester City (W3 D2).Leicester City ended 2012, 2013 and 2014 with a victory in their final league game of the calendar year. Manchester City have not suffered a defeat in their final league game of a calendar year since a 1-4 home loss to Charlton Athletic in December 2000.Leicester City have scored in each of their last 14 Premier League home games.The Foxes have won 10 of their last 14 Premier League matches at the King Power Stadium (W10 D2 L2).Manchester City are on a five game winless run away from home in the Premier League (D2 L3); their worst away run in the competition since April 2011 (six away games without a win).City have scored just one goal in their last four Premier League away games. CLICK HERE TO WATCH GARY PREVIEW THE GAME–last_img read more

BiH said Goodbye to the Olympic Games

first_imgShot put qualifications were held at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. BiH shot putters Hamza Alić, Mesud Pezer and Kemal Mešić also participated.The BiH shot putters did not manage to qualify among the twelve best shot putters in the finals.Mesud pezer had the best result, 19.55 meters, while the best result of Kemal Mešić was 18.84. Hamza Alić had an attempt of 19.48 meters.Pezer ended up 24th, Alić 26th and Mešić 30th of a total of 34 competitors.American Ryan Crouser had the best result in the qualifications, with a distance of 21.59 meters.(Source: radisarajevo.ba)last_img