Report: Spartak Moscow 5 Sevilla 1

first_imgSpartak Moscow 5 Sevilla 1: Clinical second-half show stuns woeful Spaniards Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 04:48 10/18/17 spartak-cropped Twitter: @fcsm_official Sevilla were left wondering what hit them after a fine Spartak Moscow performance in the second half saw the Russians win 5-1. A brilliantly clinical second-half display from hosts Spartak Moscow saw the Russian champions take full advantage of Sevilla’s profligacy and secure an emphatic 5-1 win in Champions League Group E on Tuesday.Sevilla appeared to have fully clicked into gear early in the second period, but goals from Lorenzo Melgarejo, Denis Glushakov, Luiz Adriano and Quincy Promes saw the Spaniards blown away by a Spartak side who looked irresistible on the break and moved level on five points with Liverpool.Proceedings were thrilling and breathless for much of the first half, with Promes breaking the deadlock when finishing off a flowing Spartak move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. But their lead did not last long, as Sevilla – who gradually improved after a poor start – deservedly levelled through centre-back Simon Kjaer after half an hour and finished the first period well on top.Wissam Ben Yedder was guilty of missing a glorious opportunity early in the second half as Sevilla’s dominance continued, and Spartak capitalised through first-half substitute Melgarejo just before the hour mark.That forced Sevilla’s hand and their willingness to chuck men forward left gaping holes at the back and Spartak picked them apart, with Glushakov and then Luiz Adriano effectively wrapping things up.And Promes’ second right at the end rounded off a memorable day for the home side.A cool 31 goals with BIG wins for Liverpool and Spartak #UCL— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 17, 2017Sevilla’s plan during the early exchanges appeared to revolve around keeping the ball and frustrating their hosts, but Spartak had other things in mind and deservedly went ahead after 18 minutes.Ivelin Popov played the ball out to the right flank and Andrey Eshchenko supplied a sublime cross between the Sevilla defence and Sergio Rico, with Promes pouncing to nod in.Their lead should have been wiped out shortly after, though.Nolito cleverly flicked the ball through Eshchenko’s legs and ran along the byline towards goal, eventually playing a low pass into the danger zone that Wissam Ben Yedder failed to connect with.But the equaliser did arrive in the 30th minute.Spartak failed to clear an Ever Banega corner and Kjaer slammed a left-footed volley into the bottom-right corner from close range.And Sevilla would have taken the lead just before the break were it not for a wonderful Alexander Selikhov save, as he pushed Michael Krohn-Dehli’s top-right corner bound effort on to the roof of the goal.The frenetic nature of the match remained upon the restart, with three chances coming in the first five minutes.Melgarejo first tested Rico with a header, before Selikhov denied Ben Yedder with a theatrical stop and pushed away Krohn-Dehli’s 20-yard effort.Spartak had an even luckier escape in the 55th minute, as Ben Yedder pounced on a loose ball after Krohn-Dehli and Selikhov collided with each other, but the Frenchman blasted the ball at Dmitri Kombarov on the goal line.And Spartak took full advantage with two goals in nine minutes.Melgarejo found the bottom-left corner with a fine curling finish from the edge of the box, before Glushakov followed suit with a controlled volley that Rico probably should have kept out.Luiz Adriano effectively put things beyond Sevilla 16 minutes from the end, racing through on goal and confidently finishing after striding past Rico.And Promes left Sevilla battered and bruised at the end, as he skipped past two challenges and found the bottom-right corner to round off a humiliating defeat for the visitors. read morelast_img read more

UGC expects to get 100 proposals for Paramarsh Scheme

first_imgNew Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is expecting to receive around 100 proposals from the higher education institutions for its ‘Paramarsh Scheme’. As part of the scheme, top institutions will mentor five non-accredited institutes to secure National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) grade. “The last date for submitting proposals by the mentors is September 2. These will then be examined,” a UGC official said here on Monday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “Once the proposals are accepted by the UGC, the institutes can start the mentoring programme within a month,” the official added. The scheme mandates that the mentor institutions should have secured an NAAC score of 3.26 out of 4. Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, who launched the scheme last month, said it would improve quality and standards of higher education in the country. The official noted that since securing NAAC accreditation has been made mandatory for the open universities too, the top institutions can also mentor open universities which will be applying for NAAC grade for the first time. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Under the ‘Paramarsh’ scheme, the leading institutions will provide regular mentoring to help colleges to get accredited by the NAACA. The mentor institutions can be provided financial assistance of up to Rs 30 lakh. There is also an option of appointing an expert, who can be paid a fellowship amount of Rs 31,000 per month. The scheme aims to improve the global rankings of Indian higher educational institutions. “The scheme will lead to enhancement of the mentee institutions’ quality and its profile as a result of improved quality of research, teaching and learning methodologies. The mentee institution will also have increased exposure and speedier adaptation to best practices,” the official added. The NAAC is an autonomous body that assesses and accredits higher education institutions in the country.last_img read more