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Leverkusen beats Monaco 3-0 in Champions League
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen finally scored from a penalty this season, although it needed help from the opposing goalkeeper, in a 3-0 victory over Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Both teams were already assured of advancing to the Round of 16 before the final Group E matches and Monaco fielded a youthful side missing many regulars. Monaco finished on 11 points, one more than Leverkusen, which for the first time ended a group stage undefeated.
Leverkusen has missed four penalties in the Bundesliga and three in the German Cup this season. It earned another when Abdou Diallo brought down Robbie Kruse late in Wednesday's match.
Left back Wendell took the spot kick and drove the ball against the underside of the crossbar. The ball hit the back of goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis and bounced into the net as an own goal in the 82nd.
By then, Leverkusen was already in control of the game. Vladlen Yurchenko, making his comeback after a broken leg, drove in from about 25 meters (yards), finding the upper corner with a sublime shot in the 30th minute.
Julian Brandt doubled the lead in the 48th after a pass from Hakan Calhanoglu.
The closest Monaco came was when Corentin Jean hit the post in the 57th-
Leverkusen's defender Aleksandar Dragovic was unlucky not to score when his header was cleared off the line by De Sanctis.
Airlines oppose service fee hike
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) has proposed to hike aviation service fees by 15 to 40 per cent from 2017. Da Nang International Airport. The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) wants to raise take-off and landing service fees at airports. The proposal, submitted to the transport ministry, has met with stiff resistance from domestic airlines as the CAAV has said that hike was needed for them to develop aviation infrastructure. The CAAV also wants the ceiling price for… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam may miss GDP goal: experts
Economists are concerned that Viet Nam will find it difficult to meet this year's GDP growth target of 6.7 per cent. Rice is packed for export at the Tan Tuc Food Processing Plant in HCM City's Binh Chanh District. Analysts at the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) said to meet the target, GDP growth in Q3 and Q4 must be 7.2 per cent and 8.1 per cent, respectively, which are much higher than the rising rates of 6.87 per cent and 7.01 per cent seen in the same periods last… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Singapore investors back Vietnam on wave of global integration
VSIP has managed to develop seven industrial parks throughout Vietnam over the past 20 years. Photo by Sembcorp Group Following a series of free trade agreements, including the pending massive Trans-Pacific Partnership, global investors are moving their manufacturing facilities to Vietnam to take advantage of tariff incentives. Vietnam, on the back of more foreign investment, is setting up more industrial parks across the country. At the end of last year, Vietnam had nearly 300 industrial… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
New Zealand 70-2 at lunch on day 2, 2nd test vs. Bangladesh
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Bangladesh seamer Kamrul Islam claimed two wickets in his opening over on Sunday to send New Zealand to lunch at 70-2 on the second day of the second test at Hagley Oval.Kamrul dismissed opener Jeet Raval (16) and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (2) two balls apart in the 15th over to set back the home's side's reply to Bangladesh's first innings of 289 which occupied all of the first day.At lunch Tom Latham was 38 not out and Ross Taylor was on 10.Though… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Use of cysteamine banned in Vietnam
A worker with pigs at a livestock breeding centre in the central province of Phu Yen. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has officially issued a circular to prohibit the use of cysteamine - a substance used in animal husbandry, Hoang Thanh Van, head of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry Department said. The circular will come into effect on March, 1, Van said, adding that cysteamine would be added to the list of banned substances which includes salbutamol… chat_bubble_outline Read More...