Villarreal’s goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo blocks a shot on goal by Real Madrid’s Luka Modric. AFP
While Barcelona was working to keep Lionel Messi, defending champion Real Madrid was quietly making moves to get ready for the Spanish league season.
Real Madrid are keeping most of the same players to try to win back-to-back Spanish Leagues for the first time in more than a decade. Real begins their title defense on Sunday
Spanish champions Real Madrid begin the defence of their La Liga title away at Real Sociedad on Sept. 20 and play Barcelona in the season’s first classico just over one month later, Monday’s draw for this season’s fixtures revealed.
The Tigers will have to fight it out with the associate nations in round one to secure a berth with the heavyweights in the Super 12 stage.
Openers Aqib Ilyas 50 and Jatinder Singh 73, then clattered the PNG bowlers around the ground without being parted to steer Oman home with 6.2 overs to spare, handing PNG a tough lesson in their first ever World Cup outing.
Dubai, the headquarters of the International Cricket Council, is all set to stage the finals of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.