#1 also didnt seem to have Cancellaras power, esp von corse178 07.05.2019 08:30

With their spot in the Champions League all but assured, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City seek an elusive superb road performance in domestic play Saturday against Stoke City at Brittania Stadium.Needing a two-legged playoff victory to qualify for group play in Europes most prestigious club tournament for the sixth straight year, Manchester City has little to worry about in the return match at home next week after running riot in a 5-0 demolition of Steaua Bucharest in Romania. It was Citys largest victory on European soil and their largest Champions League margin.Sergio Aguero had a hat trick despite missing a pair of penalties while newcomer Nolito and David Silva had the other two markers. Raheem Sterling posted two assists as City placed 12 of their 24 shots on target to successfully follow up their 2-1 win over Sunderland.We played really, really good, the result is amazing but its the way we played which means Im so satisfied, Guardiola told Manchester Citys official website. All of the managers in the world want to create chances and to concede few, thats what we all want -- OK, we are there, so now rest and then focus on Stoke and the second game.Such easy victories outside the Etihad were few and far in between for Manchester City en route to their fourth-place finish last season. They went 7-7-5 and scored just 24 goals in their 19 road matches and all three relegated teams -- Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa -- scraped out draws at the Citizens expense.One of those five defeats came at Stoke City, a 2-0 defeat that was among as listless a match as Manchester City played in recent years. Xherdan Shaqiri could prove as the danger man after he sprung Marko Arnautovic for a pair of goals in the first quarter-hour as the Citizens fell to 2-5-3 in their last 10 contests at Brittania Stadium in all competitions.We absolutely outplayed them and they came out and acknowledged that after the game as well, and it really showed the level of performance we can hit, Potters manager Mark Hughes said.We need to do more of the same. They have new players and a new manager with new ideas which makes it a little bit more difficult to prepare for but well give it our best shot and we are encouraged by last week.Aguero had nine of those 24 road goals -- he missed four games due to a knee injury, including a 2-0 loss at Stoke City -- and is undoubtedly eager to add to his haul against the Potters. The Argentina international has six goals in seven lifetime matches after converting from the spot in a 4-0 whitewash in the most recent contest last season.In addition to Agueros imperious form, Guardiola may turn to Nigeria starlet Kelechi Iheanacho for this match. He scored twice in last seasons home win over Stoke, and on Thursday signed a contract extension that will keep him in City blue through 2021.Kelechi is a natural goal-scorer, said Guardiola of the 19-year-old, who had 14 goals in all competitions last season and is on the Champions League roster this season. I like his personality, his attitude, his ability -- we hope to help him reach the highest level and realise his full potential.All of Manchester Citys scoring options, which also includes Kevin De Bruyne, certainly worries Hughes. He is sweating out the availability of first-choice goalkeeper Jack Butland, who missed Stokes 1-1 draw at promoted Middlesbrough to open the season after suffering a late ankle injury.It was the latest setback for the up-and-coming keeper who is expected to challenge deposed Man City counterpart Joe Hart for the No. 1 shirt on Englands team for 2018 World Cup qualifying.We need to be a little bit cautious, were not going to throw Jack back in unless hes not feeling any pain whatsoever or if we feel it isnt the right thing to do, Hughes told stokecityfc.com. He obviously got his setback last week and as I said after the game, it shook us up really because we thought he might be back to set one.Forty-year-old Shay Given was between the sticks for the opener, yielding an early goal by Alvaro Negredo but nothing else. 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Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Fabian Cancellara bounced onto the Olympic podium with a little extra hop on top, for a fleeting moment making everyone forget the 35-year-old cyclist is on the brink of retirement.He looked more like a Swiss schoolboy.Cancellara powered over a hilly, rain-slicked course at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday to win his second Olympic time trial, denying favorite Tom Dumoulin and British rival Chris Froome. His time of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 15.42 seconds was 47 seconds better than anyone else in the field.For me, what is important is to enjoy this gold medal, Cancellara said, today, tomorrow, when I go home to my family, because this is what is important to me.Dumoulin finished second despite breaking his hand in the Tour de France last month.Froome was trying to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour in 2012 before capturing time trial gold at the London Games. But he was never able to match the pace of Cancellara, falling behind at the first check-point and finishing 1:02 behind.Cancellara began weeping the moment Froome, the last rider of the day, crossed the finish line. He announced more than a year ago that this would be his final season as a cyclist.Fabian was definitely the strongest rider out on the road today, Froome said.Jonathan Castroviejo of Spain was fourth and Rohan Dennis of Australia was fifth, left to rue the bike change he needed to make 56 minutes into the race. The change was calm and quick, but the precious seconds that Dennis lost likely cost him a medal.He was just 23 seconds behind Dumoulin and nine seconds behind Froome.All of them paraded over to congratulate the 35-year-old Cancellara, long one of the sports most popular riders, who quit the Tour early last month to save himself for his final Olympics.He blistered to a big lead by the first check point, tucked into the familiar aero position that has served him so well. The big workhorse hardly lost a second while churning up the Grumari and Grota Funda climbs, then tucked back into his time-trial position and lit off for the finish line.Cancellara rolled throuugh as fans pounded the barricades lining the road.ddddddddddddReaching this today means for me a lot because to participate on the sports highest event, that the world presents, and you win a gold medal -- you do this in your retirement year -- I think Im just super proud, he said. What do I want more than this?The man nicknamed Spartacus won his third Olympic medal -- the two time trial golds and silver in the Beijing Olympic road race. And he will leave Rio much more satisfied than he did London four years ago, when Cancellara crashed out of the leading group late in the road race.He painfully tried to defend his time trial gold from Beijing days later but finished seventh.I had a tough 2012, he said, and coming back now to Rio and reaching this, I mean, yeah, there are no words to describe what happened to me.Dumoulin and Froome were considered the favorites heading into the race, and the Dutchman didnt look bothered by his ailing hand. But he also didnt seem to have Cancellaras power, especially on the flats, but still managed to give the Netherlands its first Olympic mens time trial medal.Im more or less quite disappointed, he said. Everyone is telling me I should be very proud of myself, especially with the last couple of weeks, how it was after the injury. And I know I should be, and I know I will be tomorrow, but yeah, at the moment, I cannot control my feelings.As for Froome, the last two months appeared finally to catch up to the British star.His strong performance in the Tour time trials made him a trendy pick in Rio, but the work he put in to win his third yellow jersey -- not to mention the grueling Olympic road race on Saturday -- left him drained of energy, and he could only manage to slip onto the bottom step of the podium.I wasnt going to be making up a minute on Fabian, Froome said. Im really happy with a medal again. The focus of my season was the Tour de France and to come here and medal again for a second time is amazing. I have no regrets. ' ' '

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