Offbeat Maradona: From soccer hero to church star

11:25  30 october  2020
11:25  30 october  2020 Source:   de.starsinsider.com

Hassan gives Olympiakos late win against Marseille

  Hassan gives Olympiakos late win against Marseille PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Ahmed Hassan came off the bench to score an injury-time goal for Olympiakos in a 1-0 win over Marseille in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Egyptian delivered a powerful header to beat goalkeeper Steve Mandanda after Mathieu Valbuena's cross. The Greek champions held the initiative for most of the match at Giorgos Karaiskakis stadium and had a goal disallowed by video review after Giorgos Masouras had found the net in the 52nd minute.

Diego Maradona has given a series of marvelous and record-breaking goals to the world of football making him the greatest player on Earth. In the history of football, Maradona happens to be the only soccer player to have set a record breaking transfer fee twice with Barcelona and Napoli for £6.9million.

Even by Diego Maradona 's flamboyant standards, it was a night to remember. The Argentine football legend received a hero 's welcome Tuesday on his return to former club Newell's Old The welcome Maradona received from Newell's fans would have been enough to make a rock star blush, as the 42

The president of the North German and Lower Saxony soccer associations is confident that he will be able to end the amateur soccer seasons despite the corona-related interruptions in November. "If the four weeks stay and the weather doesn't play a trick on us afterwards, we can stay in the schedule," said Günter Distelrath of the German press agency.

Ein Fußball fliegt ins Netz. © Jan Woitas / zb / dpa / symbol image A soccer ball flies into the net.

«Before the start of the season, our game committees acted very far-sightedly by introducing the so-called" 2 x 2 solution "for many of our relays. In other words, the

division of the leagues, for example in north and south, ”explained Distelrath. "As a result, we now have a bit of air, which we urgently need in view of the four-week lockdown that is now ahead." A shortening of the playing time is currently not considered.

For Distelrath, who is also Vice President of the DFB, the soccer clubs in Lower Saxony are currently not in acute danger despite the renewed interruption of the game and training operations. "What is the 'fundamental importance of voluntary work for our sport, for our football, we are seeing right now in the pandemic," he said. “Clubs that have a strong volunteer position have come through this time relatively well and will be able to do so in the next four weeks. The volunteers in the associations are Corona heroes for me! "

Alabama voters approve an amendment to remove racist language from state constitution .
The measure was the third attempt in 16 years to rid the 1901 Constitution of language banning interracial marriage and creating segregated schools.As of 8:48 a.m. Wednesday, Amendment 4 had 1,169,206 yes votes (67%) in incomplete, unofficial returns. About 585,384 Alabamians (33%) voted against the measure, a symbolic measure that proponents said would allow the state to show the world that it was trying to move beyond the sins of its past.

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