PARIS Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Former French soccer star Zinedine Zidane believes Paris Saint-Germain are a bigger threat than Bayern Munich in the Champions League to Real Madrid.
The legendary midfielder, who's now the head coach of Real Madrid's B team Castilla, praised Les Parisiens as one of the two favorites to win this season's Champions League, alongside with his former team Real Madrid.
"For me, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the two best clubs around in Europe at the moment," said the 43-year-old during an interview with French TV channel Canal+ over the weekend.
"Paris know the French league inside out, they are on another level to their rivals," he added.
Having claimed the championship of Ligue 1 for three consecutive seasons, PSG, however, have suffered three straight quarterfinal eliminations since returning to the Champions League in 2012.
Of this season, the capital side of the French first division league have beaten Malmo and Shakhtar Donetsk in their opening two Group A fixtures but face a double-header against Real next.
"They are the best two teams for me, perhaps alongside Barcelona. Bayern are slightly behind those teams," commented Zidane despite the fact that Bayern, Real and Barca were respectively the champions of the European elite competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Don’t lose heart Manchester United fans! So what if they lost their recent league match to Swansea recently. It’s a blip for this team which has been a torchbearer in this game. The club whose origins goes back to 1878 and is based at Old Trafford is one of the strongest and best teams (club teams) in the world. Here we look at four fab players who have made this team one of the most popular clubs in the world, the legends of the game:
Ryan Giggs – the 1973 born midfielder has scored 168 goals in over 900 appearances for the team. His has been an epic story spanning decades. He holds the record for the most appearances for the team in history, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for 758 match appearances. Giggs' first trophy as a senior player arrived in 1991 as the team beat Red Star Belgrade in the finals of the European Super Cup. His name is a household name not only in England but among all fans of the team. You can pick up great stuff from Manchester United Shop in India.
Sir Bobby Charlton – What does one write about a legend, whose name is whispered in awe by millions of his fans? Sir Bobby debuted for the team in 1956 as a forward player. In 758 match appearances, he scored 249 goals. He is considered an ambassador for the game, a link with the club’s past, present and future. His grandest hour at the club level came in 1968 when he captained the team to the victory at the European cup. He left the team in 1973 however continuing his links with the game till the present day. Shop for great Manchester United Products Online and pick up great deals.
Brian McClair – The great forward player booked his place in the history of Old Trafford when he became the first player since legendary George Best to score 20 league goals for the team. In 471 appearances for the team known as “The Reds” he has scored 127 goals. He was awarded the “Scottish player of the year” in the year 1987. He is a true scot, hardy and gritty. Visit the Manchester United Online Store for authentic memorabilia as gifts.
George Best – The 1946 born forward player has been a striker which struck terror in the heart of his opponents. He scored 179 goals in 470 appearances. He was known for his speed, vision, balance and zest for the game. Browse for Manchester United Products Online.
The numbers of legends in this great team “The Reds” are many. Here we have just given a glimpse of some of the greats who have played over the decades. For those deep in Manchester mania, pick up great products from the one and only Manchester United Online Store. You can pick up 100% authentic merchandise from Manchester United Shop in India, just log onto the internet and become the proud owner of cool stuff, which will make you’re the envy of one and all. Go for it today and showcase your loyalty to the great team.
BUDAPEST, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese diving team on Sunday took away two gold medals at the FINA World Championships, as Peng Jianfeng withstood scary fifth dive to beat teammate He Chao by 1.20 points in men's 1m Springboard, while the duo of Ren Qian and Si Yajie eased through women's 10m Synchronized Platform.
Peng, who was riding on his first World Championships journey in the Hungarian capital, built his leading position ever since the first attempt, but he met some trouble in the fifth dive as he was only awarded 52.80 points. Then he regrouped himself in the final round to win the title at 448.40.
"I felt pretty excited when I saw my top ranking on the screen, as it was just my maiden World Championships journey here," said Peng.
However, the fifth attempt almost wasted away his quest for a personal breakthrough at the worlds, as his gap away from He was dragged to 10 points.
"After that, I just said to myself, 'what a bad dive I have made.' I could not expect a worse one than that," he recalled.
He came back from the eighth ranking after the opening round to position himself second after four attempts, and he went on to take the silver at 447.20. Italian diver Giovanni Tocci took away the bronze medal at 444.25.
Ren and Si combined to meet little resistence from other rivals throughout the contest to finish first at 352.56 points.
It was Ren's second gold medal in Budapest after mixed 10m Synchronized Platform triumph with Lian Junjie on Saturday.
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