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Arsenal flushes out AC Milan to qualify for the Quater-Finals in the UEFA EUROPA CUP

 

A game of emotions was encapsulated by Gennaro Gattuso’s gesticulations on the touchline as Arsenal secured their place in the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over AC Milan at Emirates Stadium.

It could and arguably should have been tighter than the scoreline suggested after Hakan Calhanoglu’s ferocious first-half strike caught goalkeeper David Ospina on his toes.

The Colombian could have perhaps gotten a hand on the strike but it was a delicious effort worthy of winning such a glamorous European tie, although on this occasion it wasn’t to be for a team who went into the first leg an impressive 13 games unbeaten under Gattuso.

Danny Welbeck’s last goal in European competition was almost four years ago and he played like a man with increased confidence following his call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad earlier in the day.

Welbeck has struggled to influence games in recent weeks but provided the talking point of the match shortly before half-time when he appeared to dive in the box with Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez close to him.

Outrage is Gattuso’s default setting, and on this occasion you could hardly disagree with him. His team had cut the deficit from the first leg at San Siro to a single goal before the Welbeck penalty had changed the complexion of the tie. That equaliser stuck in Milan throats and no wonder given that they had scored a beautiful opener, Hakan Calhanoglu striking a fading right-footed shot across the badly positioned David Ospina and into the far corner.

The Turkey international had seen the Arsenal goalkeeper had left too much space to his left and picked his spot despite Granit Xhaka’s attempts to close it down. The home side had invited the trouble, backing off Milan for no good reason and allowing the Italians more territory than they ever really deserved.

Wenger had lost Laurent Koscienly to injury early in the game, a jarring of his back when he landed from a leap to head the ball clear. Welbeck had gone through down the left channel and had his shot blocked by Gianluigi Donnarumma. Then Milan scored and at last Arsenal stepped up the pitch, played around Milan’s box and started asking some questions of their opposition.

Donnarumma had already stopped a a shot from Aaron Ramsey when Jack Wilshere laid the ball off to Henrikh Mkhitaryan who slipped a pass through the defensive line for Welbeck to chase down to the goalline. The Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez checked his run behind Welbeck and there was no contact of any note before the Arsenal man first got clear and then collapsed.

The referee Eriksson hesitated at first and then seemed to take his lead from the additional assistant Johannesson behind the goal who was just yards from the incident. He gave the penalty and Milan were enraged. Gattuso demanded an audience with the fourth official and generally there was dismay all around. Penalty taking duties fell to Welbeck – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not on the pitch – and he did a good job of sending Donnarumma the wrong way.

 

 

They might have had more goals in time added on at the end of the half when Mkhitaryan headed wide from Welbeck’s knock down and Wilshere pinged a left footed shot that Donnarumma got a hand to. They had benefitted from some extraordinary good fortune but on the front foot Arsenal looked much better.

Xhaka’s shot in the 71st minute was a disaster for Donnarumma, the great goalkeeping hope of a great goalkeeping nation, who flapped a relatively harmless shot into his own goal. Welbeck’s second came when Ramsey’s header from Wilshere’s cross was blocked and fell nicely for the striker to tidy up. It will be encouraging for Gareth Southgate that Wilshere seemed only to get stronger as the game progressed.

The midfielder was unfortunate not to score one himself and in the closing stages, Milan opened up considerably. For the first time in a while in Europe’s knockout rounds, Arsenal just had too much quality for these particular opponents and they are five games from winning a competition they never wanted to play in the first place.

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Mackson serenades Nigeria with brand new promotional photos ahead of his “On God” audio release

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Along with confidence/self-realization, Mackson is soaked with the ability to deliver up-tempo and catchy beats that will appeal as instant radio hits.

His sounds are expected to trigger artists in and out side Nigeria to display their musical dexterity.

Heavenly inspired by God and natural occurrences, he cites his role models in the music industry as 2Face Idibia and Wande Coal.

Interestingly, he has an inbuilt love for working with younger artists and bigger aspirations to collaborate with top Nigerian artists which he says he is not afraid to experiment with his sounds anytime-anyday.

He’s set to launch into the entertainment mainstream with his music which has grown popular with the Nigerian audience.

But before then, let’s delve into the lavish lifestyle and swag of fresh act Mackson as he serenades Nigeria with his cool looks.

His Social handles are:

INSTAGRAM HANDLE: @mack_son11
TWITTER HANDLE: @mack_son11

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Instagram Introduces Checkout Feature, Will Charge Sellers A Fee

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Mark Zuckerberg is not playing this 2019 (Not that he’s been playing since 2004, anyway). On Tuesday, Instagram announced that it’s introducing a new feature “Checkout on Instagram.”

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“When you find a product you love, you can now buy it without leaving the app,” Instagram said in a statement on Tuesday.

Checkout was launched in closed beta with more than 20 top brands in the US and more brands are expected to come on board in the coming weeks.

An Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We will introduce a selling fee to help fund programs and products that help make checkout possible, as well as offset transaction-related expenses.”

When asked how much the selling fee will be, the spokesperson said: “We aren’t sharing the specific number right now. We are testing a selling fee with businesses during the closed beta. It will not change the price of the items for consumers.”

On how it works, Instagram said:

WHEN YOU TAP TO VIEW A PRODUCT FROM A BRAND’S SHOPPING POST, YOU’LL SEE A “CHECKOUT ON INSTAGRAM” BUTTON ON THE PRODUCT PAGE. TAP IT TO SELECT FROM VARIOUS OPTIONS SUCH AS SIZE OR COLOR, THEN YOU’LL PROCEED TO PAYMENT WITHOUT LEAVING INSTAGRAM. YOU’LL ONLY NEED TO ENTER YOUR NAME, EMAIL, BILLING INFORMATION AND SHIPPING ADDRESS THE FIRST TIME YOU CHECK OUT.

ONCE YOUR FIRST ORDER IS COMPLETE, YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE SECURELY SAVED FOR CONVENIENCE THE NEXT TIME YOU SHOP. YOU’LL ALSO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT SHIPMENT AND DELIVERY RIGHT INSIDE INSTAGRAM, SO YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PURCHASE.

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RocKNana The Revelation Concert 2019

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Uyo the capital city of Akwa Ibom will on the 31 March, 2019 play host to de cream de la cream of top personalities in the entertainment industry in Nigeria as HUK entertainment in collaboration with 94.5 passion FM celebrate the 2019 birthday/concert of fast growing Akwa Ibom born port Harcourt raised, Lagos based Nigerian musician, Rocknana.

Rocknana’s birthday was on 12 March, 2019 but will be celebrated on night of Revelation at Walbridge hotel, off IBB way, Uyo where youths will be counseled on career choice.

The event tagged ” the revelation,” will have its guest thrilled with music, comedy, Dance and a lot of entertaining features by best entertainers from within and outside South South region.

Speaking to journalists in Uyo, the managing Director of HUK entertainment, Mr. Henry Effiong hinted that though it was not the first time the Akwa Ibom born, Port Harcourt raise and Lagos base singer was celebrating her birthday in grand style, the event will be first of it kind in Akwa Ibom state.

Effiong who is in the business of career management, assured partners and those planing to be part of the event which will kick start by 5pm of a fantastic outing, even as he pledge to bring his wealth of experience to bear. FolowRocKNana on TwitterFaceBook and Instagram.

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