Traditional Romanian food gets boost from EU

first_img In this picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 a platter of Sibiu salami, the local king of the smoked sausages, is presented to the media during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania. Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT In a picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 a platter of Ibanesti cheese, a feta-style cheese produced by farmers in the pastures in northwest Transylvania, together with olives and bell peppers is presented to the media during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania. Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT In this picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 a young woman poses holding a piece of Ibanesti cheese with basil, a feta-style cheese produced by farmers in the pastures in northwest Transylvania, during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania. Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT In this picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 a platter of Sibiu salami, the local king of the smoked sausages, is presented to the media during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania. Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT BUCHAREST, Romania | Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians — including Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu — are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union.Last month, the EU officially recognized Ibanesti white cow’s cheese, a feta-style cheese produced by farmers in the pastures in northwest Transylvania. Earlier that month, Sibiu salami, the local king of the smoked sausages, also was recognized. In this picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 a case containing Sibiu salami, the local king of the smoked sausages, is presented to the media during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania. Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT In a picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 a platter of Ibanesti cheese, a feta-style cheese produced by farmers in the pastures in northwest Transylvania, together with olives and bell peppers is presented to the media during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania. Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT In this picture taken on Friday, March. 18, 2016 jars of magiun of Topoloveni, a slow-cooked plum jam with no added sugar, are stacked during a press conference, in Bucharest, Romania.Traditional foods enjoyed by generations of Romanians from Transylvanian cheese, plum jam and succulent salami, a favorite of the son of late Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, are getting an unexpected boost thanks to the European Union. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT The specially cured sausage was first produced in Transylvania during the 19th century and was prized as an expensive delicacy in the late days of communism as food began to be rationed. Harder in texture than other salamis, it was first made in 1845 and commercially produced by Italian Filippo Dozzi in 1910 in the mountain resort of Sinaia, where it still is made today. Even now, it is the most expensive Romanian salami, costing about 90 lei ($22.70) a kilogram, or $10.32 per pound.It’s often served on a platter with Ibanesti or other similar white cheeses together with olives, bacon fat or raw onions as appetizers at parties, weddings and celebrations.The first Romanian product to earn the coveted EU benefit was magiun of Topoloveni, a slow-cooked plum jam with no added sugar, which has been served to Romania’s troops on NATO bases since 2009 instead of sugary conserves. Another traditional product hoping for EU recognition is smoked bighead carp from the Barsei region in Transylvania.It’s a rare piece of good news for Romanians to digest about their prized products. More often, Romanians get news of food controllers dishing out fines for expired meat and other fresh foods sold in markets and supermarkets, or salami that is found to contain soya, colorants and flour.The benefit of the EU officially recognizing a food produced in a limited geographic area is that producers can apply for European funds to promote the item abroad.But only cheese produced from cows that graze in the rich pastures of Ibanesti or Sibiu salami, and made only by five designated factories in central Romania, are given the license. It’s said that sow meat and a special mold give it a special taste.The EU has about 1,400 registered local food product brands, most in Italy, France and Spain.last_img read more

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Barker bags the loot

first_img2nd Tommy Marshall (6) 39pts3rd Pete Seil (6) 37ptsB Flight1st Derek Phillips (20) 37pts2nd Kym Richardson (19) 33pts3rd Dave Jarvis (19) 32ptsWith the closure of the Mountain nine for refurbishment, the Lakes and Valley nines were in play – B and C to most of us and the course was in excellent condition throughout, with consistent greens running at 9 on the “stimp” and the weather was an extra bonus, with a light breeze adding some comfort.The large field was divided into two flights at sixteen and under and, with a quarter of the field playing off handicaps of ten or less, some fine golf was on show.In the second flight Dave Jarvis – wig winner last time out – showed better form with 32 points taking third place from Tip Briney on countback. He was only one point behind the runner up, Kym Richardson (33) but a further four points behind the flight winner Irishman Derek Phillips, winning with an excellent 37 points.The top flight saw an all-American podium as Pete Seil took third place with 37 points, and Tommy Marshall take second with 39 points, whilst registering the best gross of the day, 75. The flight winner was Tom Herrington with an impressive forty points and he was duly awarded with the Green Jacket back at the Links.Near Pins were won by Len Jones (B5), Mike Ehlert (B5), Dave Arataki (C5) and Graham Pratt (C8).Consolation awards went to John Pierrel for his best front nine of 21 points whilst Garry Barker took the back nine honours with 21 points also.Friday, June 29, Treasure Hill – Stableford1st Garry Barker (4) 36pts2nd Tip Briney (23) 35pts3rd Phil Davies (12) 34pts4th Dave Hewson (9) 33ptsDue to recent inclement weather twenty two golfers expected to be met with the news that it was carts on path only. Much to our surprise, and joy for some, the fairways had dried out so well that the greens staff had been able to get on course with the mowers, so that the fairways were in great condition. Firm and with some run.Some front nine greens still showed signs of recent sanding, but the back nine was in excellent condition. Greens were measured at 8.5 “stimp”, some thought slightly slower than that, but the putts ran true.Among a large group of golfers from Darwin, Australia were five players who have come to play a few games at Links, having extended their stay in Pattaya. They have all played a lot of golf recently, and still going strong.Garry Barker is one of them and is a cool, complete golfer, who is always likely to par a golf course. He didn’t make par today, but his 36 points went very close, 74 gross, to earn him a well deserved first Green Jacket.Tip Briney, we have said before, can be very good or very bad. Today he was very good and took second spot with a fine 35 points.Phil Davies has been in pretty good form recently, and carried that on to score 34 points and the third place.Dave Hewson started this trip with the “wig” and then found his real form, and so, said “farewell” for now by grabbing fourth spot on countback from James Hudson, both with 33 points, very good scoring on this course.Near pins were claimed by Garry Barker (2), Dave Hewson (6), Colin Smith (13), and James Hudson (17) while the consolation nines awards went to John Harrison (front, 17pts) and Lachlan Gotz (back, 16pts). Garry Barker (left) with Phil Davies.PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, June 25, Laem Chabang – StablefordA Flight1st Tom Herrington (16) 40ptslast_img read more

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Rare honour for Peter and Molly

first_imgBy Victoria Stone-Meadows TWO members of the Emerald community have been awarded Australia Day Awards as part of Cardinia Shire…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Pochettino is first Prem boss to be rapped by FA over new touchline rules

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is the first Premier League boss to be handed an FA rap over new touchline rules.Footie chiefs are trying to stamp out abusive behaviour on the touchline to clean up the game.3 Mauricio Pochettino exchanges words with Anthony Taylor at half time in Spurs’ win over FulhamCredit: ReutersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 02:02Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -02:02 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreenMauricio Pochettino says defeat to Watford was a ‘wake-up call’ after Tottenham’s first loss to Hornets in 31 years According to the FA website, Pochettino was handed a Stage 1 warning for misconduct after his side beat Fulham on August 18.The rap — a yellow card in the lower leagues — covers inappropriate gestures towards officials, kicking or throwing water bottles and sarcastic clapping at decisions.Unfortunately, FA supremos have decided not to reveal the reasons behind the warnings so the exact nature of Poch’s offence is unknown.Wolves fitness coach Antonio Dias has also made the cut following the 2-2 draw with Everton.Most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game3 Phil Brown has already picked up two raps and is two away from a banCredit: PA:Empics Sport3 Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has seen his fitness coach fall foul of the new regulationsCredit: ReutersSouthend United boss Phil Brown is the worst behaved tactician so far and is two warnings away from a ban.The ex-Hull chief was given yellow cards for offences in the games against Tranmere and Forest Green Rovers.This season, staff in the top four divisions, FA Cup, Carabao Cup or Checkatrade Trophy are at risk of picking up warnings or yellow cards.Four Stage 1 warnings in all competitions will result in a one-match suspension and they are only cleared at the end of the season.Watford 2-1 Tottenham: Hornets pull off great result by beating Spurs for first time in 31 yearslast_img read more

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Salah races to be fit for Egypt’s World Cup opener

first_img Salah is a player who inspires and delivers for both his club and country. He scored 44 goals in all competitions in his debut season for Liverpool and became the leading scorer in the Premier League. His goals fired Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990, earning Salah the deep gratitude of his nation and respect from rivals. Salah scored five of Egypt’s eight goals in the last round of Africa qualifying, including one from the spot in injury time against Congo that secured a spot in Russia with a game to spare. Without him, Egypt struggled to find the back of the net in warmup games against Colombia (0-0) and Belgium (3-0). Salah showed clear signs of progress in his recovery Tuesday, dribbling the ball around the pitch and running at pace after working on his shoulder with a physiotherapist on the sidelines. “We are here after 28 years. We are happy about that, but every one of us has big ambitions and hopes,” Salah told reporters in Grozny. SALAH’S INFLUENCE Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary may very well make history on Friday, when he’s hoping to become the oldest player ever to play in a World Cup. But the 45-year-old El Hadary’s spot is far from sure. He’s vying for selection with Sherif Ekramy and Mohamed Elshenawy in what team officials say is a “heated but healthy and decent ” competition to be top choice. Egypts defence, anchored by West Bromwich defenders Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr, will be seriously tested by Uruguay’s strike duo of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP): The emphasis on the team returning to the World Cup after 28 years has given way to attention on an individual player ahead of Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is expected to recover from a shoulder injury he sustained in the Champions League final in time to play at least some part of Egypt’s World Cup campaign. But will he be fit to play tomorrow’s opening game on the day he turns 26? Millions of Egyptians are anxious to know, and the intense interest isn’t restricted to Egypt. The presence of the country’s national hero is a key factor for his team’s chances against Uruguay, and perhaps advancing from the group stage for the first time. Uruguay’s World Cup experience and the depth of the squad makes the South American team a favourite for the game and in Group A, which also hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. ONE FOR THE AGESlast_img read more

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Garrincha by a short head

first_img NELSON’S TELLING RETURN GARRINCHA flew home along the rail with Aaron Chatrie inside the last quarter-furlong to nail KJ EXPRESS stealing home, denying the title-chasing combination of trainer Anthony Nunes and jockey Dick Cardenas a second winner on yesterday’s 10-race card. Returning off a six-month layup, run-on sprinter GARRINCHA benefited from a fast pace, splits of 23.1 and 46.3, which 3-1 chance KJ EXPRESS took over and was making his way home when caught at the wire in the five-and-a-half furlong event. KJ EXPRESS’s narrow loss, a stinging short head, shackled Cardenas and Nunes to one winner on the 10-race card after the pair landed the third with MR PANTHEON, igniting their respective battles with champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and leading rider Anthony Thomas. DaCosta and Thomas responded in the seventh event with PURE HEART but endured a long stewards’ enquiry, which resulted in the disqualification of the grey gelding, handing the ascendancy back to Nunes and Cardenas, who started the day $1.9m and 10 behind their respective rivals. Whereas PURE HEART’s disqualification cost DaCosta ground in his stakes race with Nunes, Thomas got redemption in the closing event, scoring an easy victory aboard 5-2 chance UNCLE WAL, making it as you were, 10 winners ahead of Cardenas. Meanwhile, three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson made a telling return to Caymanas Park, on winter break from Northlands Park in Canada, booting home two winners – 8-1 outsider PHENOM in the fifth and 7-5 favourite GOLDEN EMPEROR in the eighth. Steven Todd was the day’s top trainer with two winners – DR BANNER in the second and PHENOM, who held off a late charge from DUKE with Cardenas aboard to win by a half-length. Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday with the Grade 1 10-furlong Superstakes as the feature, supported by the six-furlong Caribbean Sprint.last_img read more

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Belgium retains year-end No. 1 spot in FIFA rankings

first_imgBelgium players pose before the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Belgium and Cyprus at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)ZURICH— Belgium will end the year as FIFA’s top-ranked team after winning all 10 of its games in 2019.Retaining its year-end No. 1 spot, Belgium extended its lead over World Cup champion France going into a four-month break for the top national teams.ADVERTISEMENT View comments World Cup host Qatar moved up two spots to No. 55 after winning its latest qualifying game for the 2023 Asian Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READ Brazil, England and Uruguay are unchanged as Nos. 3-5. World Cup runner-up Croatia is No. 6, trading places with European champion Portugal at No. 7.Spain, Argentina and Colombia complete the top 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Mexico, at No. 11, is the best-ranked CONCACAF team. The United States is No. 22.Senegal is Africa’s top team at No. 20. No. 28 Japan replaces Iran as Asia’s highest ranked team. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Ibrahimovic statue fenced off as Malmo fans vent fury Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesdaylast_img read more

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Guyana welcomes CLICO again

first_imgTaking the stance that Guyana is open for business, Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Friday said Government is prepared to accept the proposals of the Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) Chairman, Lawrence Duprey, once he is able to settle his debt here.The chairman of this insurance company which left thousands of Guyanese reeling from a major financial blow after it collapsed in 2008, met with Jordan late last month and offered some proposals that could see him re-entering Guyana’sFinance Minister Winston Jordanbusiness arena.Among those proposals are investments in housing, providing solar energy at competitive prices, as well as introducing a financial model that would generate savings and alleviate poverty.But that was not before he offered his apology for the damage done and a promise to settle the debt owed here.Speaking to the media, Finance Minister Jordan said Guyana remains a space that is open for business. “It does not mean that we are open to business to rogues and so on, but the guy made some overtures to us and he is willing to repay the money, he’s willing to apologise. He asked for the evidence for what is outstanding and he also said he is interested in doing business in Guyana.”On that basis, the Minister said, he gave the thumbs up to the proposals. However, this will not be done until Guyanese receive the sums of money they are owed.“We are open to any suggestions of investment. This time around, unlike in pastCLF majority shareholder, Lawrence Dupreyadministration, the investment will go through scrutiny and we would be able to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’, ” he said.According to Jordan, Duprey has already begun the process of reconciliation as CLICO has already contacted Bank of Guyana Governor and liquidator Dr Gobind Ganga to gather the necessary information that would provide the outstanding figures.CLICO Guyana had approximately $6.9 billion invested in the regional insurance company when it collapsed in 2009. Among the local investments was an investment of $5.2 billion by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).Over the years, the NIS would have also been experiencing a situation wherein its annual expenses began outstripping its revenue – a situation compounded by the billions it had invested in CLICO for a number of years.To this end, Government in September last year announced that it would be absorbing the $5.2 billion NIS loss incurred when CLICO Guyana crumbled. This “lifeline” money is to be paid in tranches over a 20-year period.last_img read more

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‘Bale absence won’t help Liverpool’, Rodgers warns ahead of Real Madrid clash

first_img Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted news of Gareth Bale’s injury has brought little comfort to him ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid.The Reds received a boost with the confirmation that the Welsh star will take no part in the mouthwatering tie at Anfield, having been ruled out with a muscle problem.But Rodgers said the phenomenal form of Cristiano Ronaldo, plus the threat of Bale’s likely replacement Isco, means the Reds will have to be at the top of their game to have any chance of claiming a result against the reigning European championsRonaldo never scored at Anfield during his time at Manchester United, but the Portuguese international has scored 15 times in his last seven La Liga outings, breaking a 71-year-old record, and has scored in five of his six appearances against Premier League teams in Europe.“Gareth Bale is a world-class player with fantastic speed and fantastic talent, but with the squad Real Madrid have they can bring in players like Isco so I don’t think really it’s an advantage if he doesn’t play,” Rodgers told a press conference.“And of course there is a special talent in Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world at the moment, and his evolution from being a soloist who scores goals to a goalscorer is there to see and his record is incredible.“It’s still going to be a very difficult game for us, they have a squad full of top-class players.“But we have to make a plan for our team first to ensure we cause Real Madrid problems and then prepare yourself for the quality players they have, but that will be as a team.”Liverpool have potential problems up front, with Mario Balotelli – who appeared dejected after failing to score against QPR at the weekend – yet to get off the mark in the Premier League and Daniel Sturridge out injured.Rodgers has tried to boost Balotelli’s confidence, telling talkSPORT in an exclusive interview that the striker will come good at the club, but there are suggestions he may leave the 24-year-old on the bench.“He’s been fine, of course he was disappointed after the weekend – he’s a goalscorer so he wants to score goals,” added the manager.“But I highlighted to him he was in the positions to miss, he was arriving in the areas, so I think it’s only a matter of time before he gets his goals.“He’s a good kid, he’s working hard and he has scored goals in big games and I’m sure he will go into the game tomorrow night – if selected – focused on getting off the mark again, and as long as he is in there getting into the positions I’m sure he can score.”Raheem Sterling may hold the key to Liverpool’s chances up front after he excelled against QPR, and Rodgers brushed off questions about the player having told England manager Roy Hodgson he was tired.Rodgers said there was no issue with Sterling being able to produce the goods again three days after his last match.“I think he’s shown over the last couple of years he has that quality and ability to do that,” said the Liverpool boss. “Probably a lot more was made about what happened when he was away with England.“It was no surprise to me [against QPR], he was a real catalyst for us – wonderful speed, technique and hard work so I’ve no doubt he can arrive into the game and produce the same quality.” 1last_img read more

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WATCH: Villarreal’s two goals as they warm up for Liverpool clash with win

first_img1 Tune in to talkSPORT 2 for all the latest La Liga news and top match commentaryVillarreal warmed up for their Europa League semi-final second leg with Liverpool by beating Valencia at Mestalla on Sunday.El Submarino Amarillo won the first leg of their clash with the Reds by a 1-0 scoreline, and they will go into the game in great spirits after winning 2-0 against a poor Valenica side.Samuel Garcia netted the opener, and Adrian Lopez – who scored the winner against Liverpool – grabbed the second, securing all three points for a much changed starting XI.You can watch both goals below… Adrian Lopez celebrates scoring Villarreal’s second goal last_img read more

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