Valverde admits Barcelona were not at their best

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde conceded that it was a below-par display from his side in their narrow 1-0 win over Real Valladolid in La Liga.The Catalan giants needed a first-half Lionel Messi penalty at Camp Nou on Saturday to avoid extending their winless run to four games in all competitions.However, even the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had a hard night with former Barca keeper Jordi Masip saving his second penalty kick in the second-half for Valladolid after Kiko Olivas brought down substitute Philippe Coutinho.But the Blaugrana collected a valuable win any way that sees them extend their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points for the time being with Real Madrid to play Girona later today.“In the first half, we had very little fluidity in attack and did not move the ball with the necessary speed,” said Valverde, according to Marca.“They changed their system and we were not fluent and could not circulate things quickly but their goalkeeper did well.“Some games are won like that, though, and Tuesday (against Lyon) will be another challenge for us.“I see the team as being ready to give their best now and get back to that.“Sometimes you won’t be brilliant in every game but there are four important matches coming up and we will go step by step.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Spanish coach, who signed a new contract with Barcelona on Friday, also praised new signing Kevin Prince-Boateng and defender Gerard Pique.“Pique had a great game and I think he is doing well and he can withstand playing a lot of games which is why I stick with him,” Valverde continued.“Having retired from international football, he doesn’t have that hanging over him.“Boateng came to us a difficult time of the season and that can be tough to do when you haven’t been participating regularly and don’t know the mechanisms of the team.“He has helped us through and will do so even more.”🔝 @LaLigaEN— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 16, 2019last_img read more

Awards to honour the most digital Durga Puja committee

first_imgInternational Institute of Media and Communication (IIMC) recently announced its 2nd Edition of Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards with much razzmatazz in Urbana Community Hall. The announcement was attended by dance exponent and social activist Alokananda Roy, vocalist Surojit Chatterjee, choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty, film personality Satrajit Sen and DJ Aakash. IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards is aimed to honour the best Durga Puja Committee on social media platform that would cover all the creative aspects of digital promotion starting from the concept, creativity, implementation and the number of page likes to the best integrated (cross platform) social media campaign.The judging category is divided into three parts: Best Digital Impact Award, Jury Choice Awards and Peoples’ Choice Award. The trophies would be handed over to the winning Durga Puja Committees on September 24 by the Jury members.The initiative is supported by Urbana, Candid Communication – Event & PR Partner, Genius Kids and ACMS – Associate Partner, Artage-Hoarding Partner, Tollykata- Digital Partner, Presto- Award Partner, Siti Events – Cable Partner and Upananda – Gift Partner, Zeal Sports & News – Channel Partner, Millennium Post – Media Partner.Urbana is the vision and execution of six stalwarts of the Real Estate industry: Shrachi, Emami, Sureka, MKJ (Keventer), JB and Nahata Groups in association with the Government of West Bengal. Over the past couple of decades, these legendary groups have been associated with most of the city’s landmark buildings and complexes, and thus Urbana is a spectacle of magnificence, impressive enough to take your breath away.Speaking on the occasion, Debjani Mookherjee, SVP, Urbana said, “Urbana is delighted to be associated with Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017 and host the event here at our premises. Kolkata is a powerhouse of talent and it was about time that we showcased it to the world through the digital space, even if it is our parar pujo. I wish all the participants all the best.”Urbana, towering over Eastern Metropolitan By-pass, is the first futuristic luxury community in the city that transformed Kolkata’s skyline – and today stands tall as one of the elements exquisitely defining the cityscape of the City of Joy.Urbana has been associated with Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards since its inception last year. Urbana has always been a forerunner in spreading awareness and giving a platform, and this initiative to collaborate speak about the growth of the Digital space was instantaneous.last_img read more