Real Madrid, FC Barcelona knocked out of Copa del Rey

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were on Thursday knocked out of the Spanish Copa del Rey, meaning for the first time since 2010 the competition’s final will feature neither of the two. Real Madrid were dumped out of the quarter-final after losing 3-4 at home to Real Sociedad in a hugely entertaining game. It saw two goals ruled out by video technology though and a late red card for the visitors. Real Sociedad’s Sweden forward Alexander Isak inspired an incredible attacking display, scoring twice in the second period. He set up the fourth goal for Mikel Merino and also had a strike ruled out for offside. Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan from Real Madrid, had given the visitors the lead midway through the first half. He had followed up on the rebound after home goalkeeper Alphonse Areola could only parry a long-range effort from Isak. Defender Marcelo quickly pulled a goal back for the hosts after Isak’s quick-fire brace to make it 3-1. He beat goalkeeper Alex Remiro at the near post moments after receiving a volley of boos from the home fans for his haphazard display. But rampant Real Sociedad soon restored a three-goal cushion when Isak teed up Merino for a simple tap-in after 69 minutes. Real Madrid substitute Rodrygo pulled a goal back in the 81st minute to make it 4-2. This was after Brazilian team mate Vinicius Jr had a strike ruled out for offside following a VAR review. Nacho struck in added time for the hosts to set up a tense finish. Real Sociedad defender Andoni Gorosabel was sent off in stoppage time but Real Madrid, who are top of La Liga, could not find an equaliser. They thus suffered their first defeat in any competition since losing 1-0 at Real Mallorca on October 19. Also, FC Barcelona’s hopes of reaching a seventh successive Copa del Rey final ended at the same quarter-final stage with a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao. The tight contest was decided in the third minute of stoppage time when Spanish forward Inaki Williams headed past Marc-Andre ter Stegen. FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi wasted a good late chance when he fired at the legs of Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon. The two surprise results have come a day after second-tier side Mirandes defeated Villarreal 4-2. Granada, who overcame Valencia 2-1, make up the semi-final line-up. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Copa dey RelFC BarcelonaLionel MessiReal MadridReal Sociedadlast_img read more

Father, stepmother accused of killing 11-year-old boy by forcing him to drink water

first_imgA Colorado couple have turned themselves in to authorities last week after police say they killed their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water.The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail and face several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. The county coroner’s office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce (.7-litre) bottles of water over four hours without eating.According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy’s stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem.The father, Ryan Sabin, a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after he found the boy in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.Investigators discovered that Zachary also suffered from other physical abuse, as well as five other children.,A Colorado couple have turned themselves in to authorities last week after police say they killed their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water.The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail and face several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. The county coroner’s office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce (.7-litre) bottles of water over four hours without eating.According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy’s stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem.The father, Ryan Sabin, a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after he found the boy in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.Investigators discovered that Zachary also suffered from other physical abuse, as well as five other children.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonLuna Bosco is still waiting for her forever and loving family to come to Adopt-A-Pet and take her home! Luna is a beautiful 2-year-old female Blue PitBull Terrier whose birthday is November 14, 2014.  She weighs approximately 50 pounds, is spayed, and up to date with her vaccinations.  Luna loves sitting for treats, fetch, walks, laying in the sun, chewing bones and car rides (she just falls asleep). This smart girl knows obedience commands, has good recall and received 30 days training from Muck Creek Kennels in Roy, WA.  Luna is doing very well with meeting other dogs, following commands, and learning all kinds of fun things. Luna prefers a stable and calm home (adults only please), daily exercise, and someone who will continue to be her leader and challenge her mind!  If you are interested in this beautiful girl, and would like to take advantage of a day of personal instruction at Muck Creek Kennels with Luna, contact Adopt-A-Pet in Shelton, WA.  Emails are preferred.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com.last_img read more