Aaron Ramsey marked his full debut with a goal and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Juventus came from behind to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 in Saturday’s Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium.The Italian champions handed first starts of the season to four players and trailed 1-0 to a fine Miguel Veloso strike before Ramsey got off the mark for his new clubRonaldo scored the winner from the penalty spot early in the second half as Juve, who were held by Fiorentina last weekend and squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Atletico Madrid in midweek, returned to winning ways in Turin against opponents who finished with 10 men due to Marash Kumbulla’s injury-time dismissal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career The victory lifts Juventus to the top of Serie A – albeit with the champions having played a game more than the chasing pack – and it was a particularly special one for Gianluigi Buffon, who equalled Paolo Maldini’s record of 902 club appearances with his rare start.Yet it could have turned out differently for Buffon as Verona were gifted a penalty 19 minutes in when Merih Demiral fouled Samuel Di Carmine inside the box.Di Carmine slammed the penalty against the foot of the post and Darko Lazovic picked out the crossbar from the follow-up, but the ball was in the net 13 seconds later through Veloso’s unstoppable drive into the top-left corner.Juventus had scored in their previous 12 home league meetings with Verona, however, and they were soon on level terms through Ramsey’s deflected shot from 25 yards.The hosts moved in front inside four minutes of the second period as Koray Gunter needlessly challenged Juan Cuadrado and Ronaldo thumped the resulting penalty down the middle.Buffon produced a brilliant stop to deny Lazovic in the final minute, but Verona’s hopes of snatching a point were effectively ended when Kumbulla tripped Blaise Matuidi and was shown a second yellow in added time.FT | | WE TAKE AN IMPORTANT THREE POINTS!!! #JuveVerona #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/FdBWxV7nsG— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 21, 2019What does it mean? Juventus continuing to stutterJuventus have won three and drawn two of their opening five matches under Maurizio Sarri but they have been far from convincing in those matches.The ex-Chelsea boss had every right to rotate his squad for this contest, but it appears he is still working out the best players to suit his system.Ramsey up and runningHaving come on as a late substitute against Atletico, Ramsey made his Serie A bow here and showed exactly why Sarri was keen to get him involved.The box-to-box midfielder marked his full debut with a goal and also highlighted the other side of his game by turning over possession five times during his hour on the pitch – no player did so more often in that time.3 – Aaron #Ramsey is the third welsh player to score in Serie A after Iann Rush and John Charles, with his first shot in the italian top-flight. Dragoon.#JuventusVerona— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 21, 2019Demiral caught outDemiral impressed for Juventus during pre-season but has been made to wait for his first competitive outing.He was caught out 19 minutes in when allowing Di Carmine to get the wrong side of him, before panicking and bringing his opponent down for the penalty.What’s next?Juventus travel to Brescia on Tuesday for the first midweek Serie A action of the season and Verona host Udinese the same day. read more
Mihin Lanka will cease operations from October 30 and Srilankan Airlines will cover the routes operated by Mihin Lanka.Launched as a budget airline by the former Government, Mihin Lanka has been operating as a budget airline. However the airline had been operating at a loss and this forced the Government to scrap the airline.
She succeeds Ambassador Gert Rosenthal, the Permanent Representative of Guatemala.Ms. Rasi has been Finland’s Ambassador to the UN since 1998. She was deputy permanent representative from 1987 to 1991, during which time she chaired the Security Council’s Iraq sanctions committee.Outlining the Council’s work for 2004 on Wednesday, Ms. Rasi said strengthening and enhancing UN follow-up to conferences in the economic and social sectors was crucial.ECOSOC coordinates the development work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions and 5 regional commissions. It receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to member States.From time to time, ECOSOC has been given additional related tasks, including supervising and promoting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) designed to halve extreme poverty by 2015.Elected as vice-presidents of the Council for 2004 were Daw Penjo of Bhutan, Jagdish Koonjul of Mauritius, Yashar Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Stafford O’Neil of Jamaica.