Serie A: Romelu Lukaku Helps Keep Perfect Inter Milan Top with Derby Win Over AC Milan

first_imgMilan: Romelu Lukaku fired Inter Milan back top of Serie A with the second goal of a 2-0 derby win that extended their perfect start to the season at the expense of city rivals AC Milan.Belgium striker Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic’s second half strikes gave Inter their fourth win in as many games, putting them two points ahead of Juventus after the champions’ came back from a goal down beat Verona 2-1 thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s first Serie A goal and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty. Antonio Conte’s Inter were looking for a boost after their dismal 1-1 draw in their Champions League draw against Czech outsiders Slavia Prague.And they hit back in a fiery Milan derby with Belgian striker Lukaku heading in his third goal in four games with 12 minutes remaining after Brozovic’s 49th-minute opener.”At 26 years old, I needed and wanted a coach like this, one who motivates me every day,” said Lukaku of Conte.”My relationship with Conte is very strong, he’s a really good coach because he’s someone who helps players to develop a lot.”I’m really happy to be here and to be wearing this shirt.”Milan could thank Gianluigi Donnarumma for keeping the match goalless in the first half after he denied Lautaro Martinez, Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio.Lautaro had a goal ruled out after 35 minutes for being marginally offside. But the breakthrough came four minutes after the break when Stefano Sensi set up Brozovic, whose deflected shot beat Donnarumma and was confirmed after consultation with VAR.Lukaku sealed the win and a perfect 12 points from four games when he guided Nicolo Barella’s cross home with a glancing header, as AC Milan slip to ninth place with six points.”We came from a performance in the Champions League that left us with a bitter taste, but gave us more impetus to face the derby in the best way,” said Conte.”It is a deserved victory, I am happy for our fans, because the derby is always the derby.”BUFFON BACKJuventus had trailed in Turin to Miguel Veloso’s goal before Wales midfielder Ramsey pulled the champions level in the 31st minute, with Ronaldo’s spot-kick ensuring the win for the hosts just after the break.It got Maurizio Sarri’s side back to winning ways after last weekend’s Serie A stalemate at Fiorentina and a 2-2 Champions League draw at Atletico Madrid midweek.Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon returned to the Juventus goal after spending a season in Paris Saint-Germain to match Paolo Maldini’s Italian record of 902 club matches.Buffon’s appearances have been spread across three clubs — Parma, Juventus and PSG — with Maldini having spent his entire career with Serie A rivals Milan.But the 41-year-old could not keep a clean sheet and was beaten by Veloso after 21 minutes.Amid confusion in front of the Juve goal after Simone Di Carmine missed a Verona penalty, and Darko Lazovic’s rebound rattled the bar, Veloso pounced to rifle a long range strike past Buffon.But Ramsey got the champions back on level terms 10 minutes later on his full debut, with a deflected effort past Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.Ronaldo put Juventus ahead from the spot with just his second goal this season three minutes after the restart, having missed two chances before the break.Juve held on thanks to Buffon, who denied Mattia Zaccagni and Lazovic in front of goal after 89 minutes, while Veloso was denied a brace by the post.”After the Champions League the team was tired, but the important thing was to win. Let’s take these three points and go ahead,” said Ronaldo.Verona are 12th with four points from as many games.Cagliari and Brescia are seventh and eighth respectively, with each on six points, after the Sardinian side saw off Genoa 3-1 on Friday and newly-promoted Brescia snatched a tight 1-0 win at third-from-bottom Udinese.Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli travel south to promoted Lecce on Sunday after seeing off European champions Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday, while third-placed Bologna can join Juve on 10 points with a win over mid-table Roma. AC MilanAntonio Contecristiano ronaldoderby First Published: September 22, 2019, 8:02 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Surgeons can now suture blood vessels in half the time, thanks to IIT student invention

first_imgA tiny eversion clamp, not larger than a thumbnail, is all set to revolutionise the way doctors operate on blood vessels apart from reducing cost and complications of surgeries.The clamp called Nstomoz has been developed by Anand Parikh, an M.Tech student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.One of the most complicated jobs of a junior surgeon involves reconnecting blood vessels, a process known as vascular anastomosis. Sheer practicing for years helps specialists including in vascular, cardiovascular, plastic and transplant surgeons master it.One wrong stitch can lead to various serious complications such as thickening of the inner-most layer of the blood vessel, tunica intima.The process is so delicate that sometimes trauma patients’ limbs are severed in lack of specialists to suture blood vessels.”It’s tough for beginners. Some are so disappointed with their skill levels that they stop doing it altogether,” said Dr Narayanamurthy who has been teaching microvascular surgeries for 15 years, according to TOI .Around five years ago, the surgeon briefed engineers in the department of engineering design at IIT-Madras about the need for devices that could help people like him.Two years ago, Parikh decided to develop a clamp for micro vascular surgeries as a part of his engineering project. “I spent several days listening to doctors and watched them perform surgeries. I realised that the procedure was complex and long because the blood vessels collapse when they suture it,” he said.Clamps are used to stop blood flow into vessels that need to be sutured. Conventionally, once a surgeon clips the vessels with these clamps, it shrinks, making it tough for them to perform the end-to-end stitches. Nstomoz has been developed to ensure that the vessel does not collapse.advertisementThis innovation even bagged the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award for the product earlier this month.While testing in the lab, the clamp helped surgeons’ suture blood vessels at twice the speed of the conventional method. The team is now looking at various options for manufacturing these clamps for the market.”We have filed for two patents. The product will be launched from the incubation ecosystem of IIT Madras,” said Venkatesh Balasubramanian, department of engineering design professor.Check: Limit on weight of school bags to apply on all schools: Maharashtra govtClick here to get more education news.Get latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here.last_img read more

MS Dhoni captains India for 200th time in one-day internationals

first_imgMS Dhoni returned to lead India as Rohit Sharma was rested for the Super Four match against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup in Dubai on Tuesday. Dhoni had stepped down as India’s limited overs captain in January 2017 and handed over the reins to Virat Kohli.Dhoni returned to lead India for the first time after 696 days.This is Dhoni’s 200th ODI as India captain. He had last captained India in the ODI series against New Zealand.India vs Afghanistan – Live UpdatesAt the toss, Dhoni urged his men to keep their intensity up in the dead rubber and added it was destiny that he was leading India for the 200th time in ODIs.”We were looking to bowl first. Quite a few changes. Both the openers are missing, Bhuvi, Bumrah and Chahal are also missing. Everybody who hadn’t played in this tournament get a chance. They are part of the 15 and are representing India.”We’ll have to keep the intensity up. It is important for them to adjust to the line and length they need to bowl. I was not really sure of where I am standing. I have captained 199 ODIs, so this gives me an opportunity to make it 200.”It’s all destiny and I have always believed in that. It’s not in my control, once I left captainship. Good to complete 200, but I don’t think it really matters.”Captain Cool is back!Some changes for India means Rohit Sharma rests and MS Dhoni once again takes the reins! His 200th ODI as captain.He’s lost the toss and Afghanistan are batting, while Deepak Chahar makes his debut.#INDvAFG LIVE (@ICC) September 25, 2018Despite stepping down as captain, Dhoni has continued to influence the Indian team as a strong leader. He can be heard giving instructions to talented buy young spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Besides, Dhoni’s use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the shorter formats has helped India on several occasions.Virat Kohli, who was rested for the Asia Cup, leans heavily on Dhoni for tactical decisions on the field.READ – I’ve learned the most from MS Dhoni: Virat KohliIn a recent interview to Wisden, Kohli said he has learnt the most from MS Dhoni. “I’ve learned the most from MS, standing so close to him at slip so many times and just observing him at close quarters.”MS Dhoni – 200th ODI as Captain of #TeamIndia #INDvAFG (@BCCI) September 25, 2018India’s final Super Four match against Afghanistan gave the two-time world champions the opportunity to make several changes. Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were rested as India have already qualified for the final. They will face off against the winner of the Bangladesh vs Pakistan Super Four match.Dhoni is India’s most successful captain across formats. Before Tuesday, Dhoni had led India in 199 ODIs out of which he won 110 matches and lost 74.Here’s our Playing XI for the game. Deepak Chahar makes his ODI debut for #TeamIndia.#INDvAFG (@BCCI) September 25, 2018MS Dhoni therefore became only the third cricketer captain in 200 ODIs. Ricky Ponting led Australia (ICC) in 230 ODIs from 2002-2012 while New Zeland’s Stephen Fleming led in 218 ODIs from 1997-2007.Dhoni also needs 95 runs to score 10,000 ODI runs for India.This is a nostalgic moment for Indian cricket fans. Under Dhoni, India won three major ICC tournaments: the World T20 (2007), the World Cup (2011) and the Champions Trophy (2013).last_img read more