1 Southampton forward Sadio Mane Manchester United have submitted a shock bid for Southampton winger Sadio Mane, after the club abandoned their pursuit of Barcelona star Pedro.Reports claim the Red Devils tabled an offer for the 23-year-old Senegal international last week, with Louis van Gaal supposedly ending the Pedro deal himself.United have been linked with a move for the Spanish forward for most of the summer, and were thought to be close to completing the deal this week with cheif executive Ed Woodward flying to Barcelona for negotiations.But fans were stunned by news on Wednesday that Premier League rivals Chelsea had hijacked the deal at the eleventh hour.However, it is now claimed Van Gaal cut the deal short upon hearing of Pedro’s reservations about signing for the 20-time champions, which left the door open for the Blues to swoop in for the Canary Islander.The exact status of the Mane bid is unknown, but the Saints are thought to be unwilling to sell the player, who has played a key role for the club following his £10million arrival from Red Bull Salzburg last summer.Mane netted ten goals in 34 appearances in his first season at St Mary’s, including the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history in the 6-1 win over Aston Villa.Despite making five signings this summer, United manager Louis van Gaal believes his squad lack pace and creativity, and sees Mane as the man to fill the void at Old Trafford.Read more: ‘I’d rather we kept Nani!’ – Man United fans divided over links with Southampton forward Sadio Mane
1 England face San Marino today as they look to secure a spot at Euro 2016.The Three Lions know a win will put them into the Championship, being held in France next summer, while Wayne Rooney needs just two goals to break the all-time goalscoring record.But, despite that, England fans are already feeling pretty negative after seeing the starting XI to face their Group E opponents.You can see how they reacted below… Phil Jagielka in action against San Marino
Manchester City’s Champions League campaign will end in disappointment once more unless they sort out their defensive issues, Niall Quinn has warned.City have spent hundreds of millions in a bid to crack Europe but have never even reached the quarter-finals of the competition.They booked their place in the last 16 with two group games to spare this term but appeared vulnerable at the back against Juventus on Tuesday night as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat in Turin.And Quinn believes they may struggle again in the knockout stage.“There is work to be done,” said the former City striker, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I saw moments of defending last night that would worry me.“For the goal, Nicolas Otamendi loses his man very easily, he is slightly palmed off and just dives to the ground in the hope he can fool the referee into giving a free kick. That is poor. That is the sign of a nervy defence.“They have to eradicate it [their defensive issues] if they are to harbour any ideas of making real progress in the Champions League.”
‘Maybe it is a lucky year for us in the Champions League’ – Arsene Wenger confident after making last 16
1 Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger hailed a “perfect game” from his team after seeing Arsenal win 3-0 in Olympiakos to secure their place in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League.The Gunners travelled to Greece needing a win by more than two goals as they would finish level on points in Group F with Olympiakos and the superior team is decided on a head-to-head basis.Olivier Giroud netted a fine hat-trick, his first for the north Londoners, in a glittering performance by the Premier League side, where Joel Campbell was also one of those to impress in the absence of so many star men.“I told you before the game it would be a great escape,” Wenger told BT Sport. “And I must say I’m very proud of the team.“We needed to be right on the mental side and right on the tactical side as well.“We knew we had to push for the third goal because it’s very dangerous at 2-0, and we had the perfect game.“Nine times out of 10 in that position you are out of the group.“We needed something special to switch it on and come back like we did tonight.“We needed a complete team performance and that’s what it was.“Maybe it is a lucky year for us in the Champions League. You never know.”Wenger’s fellow Frenchman Giroud, 29, opened the scoring with a header which fortuitously came off goalkeeper Roberto.Giroud added a second after good work by Costa Rican forward Campbell, with the number 12 finishing well into the far corner.He completed his trio at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium with a well-taken penalty.Giroud, who was sent off earlier in the competition as Arsenal lost in Zagreb, later commented: “It’s fantastic for me and the team.“We are really pleased to go through tonight.“We were not in a good position and finally we’ve done it so we’re very pleased for the club and the fans.“We want to go as far as we can. Our target is maybe to reach the quarter-finals.“Personally it is my fourth year here and I’ve never played a quarter-finals so we will see the draw, have a rest, and open a new page in the Champions League in February.”SEE HERE – ‘Olivier Giroud > Lord Bendtner!’ – Arsenal fans praise hat-trick hero after Champions League victory
5 4. Nigel Pearson (Southampton, Hull City, Leicester City) – Pearson is no stranger to masterminding Premier League survival, having led Leicester City to safety in spectacular fashion at the end of last season. Claudio Ranieri may be stealing the limelight for the Foxes rise to the top of Englands top flight, but his predecessors work mustnt be overlooked. The 52-year-old also has previous experience at St James Park, having been assistant to Glenn Roeder and Sam Allardyce in 2006. Steve McClaren is closing in on an exit from Newcastle United.Reports at the weekend claimed McClaren could be dismissed by Mike Ashley, should his side fail to beat Bournemouth at the weekend.Having suffered defeat in the clash, the 54-year-old may soon to discover his fate, with the manager himself stating after the loss that he would not quit, leaving the decision to others.The Guardian report that directors are currently holding crisis talks over their current boss’ future and who they could bring in to replace him.But, if the Magpies do wield the axe, who could be in contention to take his place in the St James’ Park dugout and attempt to lead them to Premier League safety?Take a look at five managers that may be on Ashley’s wish list by clicking the arrow above, right. 5 1. David Moyes (Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad) – According to The Guardian, the former Everton and Manchester United manager is extremely interested in the position on Tyneside. His experience with the Toffees, in particular, could be a major reasoning for Newcastles interest. Against all the odds, Moyes guided Everton to Premier League safety in 2004, and since then they have largely been comfortable in the top flight. 3. Rafael Benitez (Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid) – Just seven months into a three-year deal, at the beginning of January this year, Florentino Perez called time on the Spaniards contract at the Santiago Bernabeu after an underwhelming start to Real Madrids season. Since then, he has been out of work. Now, though, Newcastle could be preparing a move for the former Chelsea and Liverpool manager. 5. Harry Redknapp (Bournemouth, West Ham, Southampton, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR) – read all about it, then click the arrow above to discover four more contenders to replace McClaren, in order of most likely to be appointed – According to the Express, Redknapp is considered a temporary option and could be employed on an interim basis until the end of the season. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has been out of work since quitting Queens Park Rangers over health concerns in February 2015, and could be open to a return to the Premier League on a short-term contract. 5 5 2. Brendan Rodgers (Watford, Reading, Swansea City, Liverpool) – The Northern Irishman was heavily criticised by Liverpool supporters throughout his two and a half seasons at Anfield, but one man who reportedly admired his work on Merseyside is Mike Ashley. At the end of February, Rodgers revealed his desire to return to management in the summer could Newcastle chiefs persuade him to make an earlier comeback? It could take a very lucrative offer for him to agree a move to a relegation-threatened side, however. 5
By Karen Matthews THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – New York City, with its convoys of cabs, miles of subway track, fleets of fume-belching trucks and hordes of harried commuters, is a long way from Davis, with a University of California campus and not much else. But the concrete jungle and the college town were both honored recently by the League of American Bicyclists for bike friendliness. A seven-block length of Manhattan’s Ninth Avenue is now being remade into the city’s most bicycle-oriented stretch of roadway ever, with a bike lane separated from car traffic by a paved buffer zone and a lane of parked cars. Bloomberg also has proposed legislation to make it easier to bike to work by requiring commercial buildings to provide bicycle parking. “According to surveys the number one reason why people who want to bike don’t is that they can’t park their bikes indoors,” said Noah Budnick, deputy director of the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives. If theft is the No. 1 challenge facing New York cyclists, safety is No. 2. According to the city health department and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 2.8 bike deaths per million people annually in New York City, compared with 2.7 deaths nationally – a not particularly bad ranking. But potholes and aggressive drivers can make it feel more dangerous. It was the city’s commitment to study bike crashes and prevent them that persuaded the league of bestow its bronze medal. Davis, which has an old-fashioned bike on its city seal, is the only platinum-level community.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityNew York City’s bronze medal from the Washington-based bike group represents an endorsement for the city’s efforts under Mayor Michael Bloomberg to promote cycling for a cleaner environment and a healthier populace. “The way we think about transportation and how we use our limited street space is changing,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, the city’s transportation commissioner. The city is installing 400 to 500 bike racks a year and plans to have more than 400 miles of bike lanes and paths by 2009. There will then be 1 mile of bike lane for every 10miles of road; the ratio is now 1 to 15. In San Francisco, it’s 1 to 7. In Brooklyn’s hipster-heavy Williamsburg section, the city reduced the space for car parking in favor of bike parking – a first – when it widened the sidewalk to fit nine new bike racks over the summer. “It’s better because people used to chain their bikes to trees and house gates,” said Pedro Pulido, an architect who parked his bike at one of the new racks recently.
“There was indeed a genocide of the Armenians, and it will not be forgotten,” said Rep. Michael Pence, R-Indiana, who called his vote against the resolution “gut-wrenching.” Invoking the biblical saying that to everything there is a season, Pence said Congress should not vote on the bill while U.S. troops are at war in Iraq. Either genocide is right or wrong. It cannot be both at the same time. Since Pence is invoking a biblical saying, what does he think of the commandment not to murder? When does he think the Armenian genocide is in season? It’s almost 100 years old today. What is more important to the GOP, their values or their politics? – Shoshana Rubin Sylmar Vital ally Nancy Pelosi and her crew of dumb liberals in Congress should all win Darwin Awards. How stupid can they get? By passing this stupid Armenian genocide resolution, they may help the terrorists and Iran defeat our country in the Iraq battle. Turkey is a vital ally because 70 percent of the supplies to our troops go through Turkey. I take that back. A Darwin Award is too good for them. They should all have a tattoo put on their foreheads. That would be “T” for traitor. – Bob Budworth Woodland Hills Animal cruelty Re “Task force takes a hard line on animal cruelty” (Oct. 5): I am very pleased that the LAPD is finally taking aggressive action against animal cruelty. Hurting animals from anger or twisted pleasure is an egregious subhuman behavior. Some people may ask why there should be such focus on animal crimes when gangs are out of control. I have read from many sources that most convicted of wife beating, child abuse, molestation, murder and other heinous acts have begun their careers with the abuse of pets and animals. – Charles L. Murray Moorpark DWP asleep Re “Taxed to death” (Your Opinions, Oct. 7): Richard Stuber hit the nail on the head. The DWP is asleep at the wheel. They should use their money as intended, not as a tool to obtain a bonus and give City Hall a blank check, only to waste more on pet projects. Oh, I know, maybe our mayor can select a blue ribbon committee and spend more money trying to figure this out. Who holds the DWP accountable? – Nick Nicholson Northridge A chance to play I completely disagree with the LAUSD pay-to-play plans for community sports groups. The grounds have been laid and built for children in the community to make friends and play harmless sports. The point is to build a family and a strong community that unite on and off the field. It is crucial that each child of any income range gets a fair chance to play on the fields. If the schools began charging fees they would be limiting less fortunate children whose families cannot afford to pay. It is time to take children off the streets after school and get them involved in the community. It is not fair that LAUSD would put a price tag on any child’s playing experience. – Gina Assouad CSUN student Pacific Palisades Hiding my wallet Re “Antonio gets back to basics” (Oct. 12): With the mayor of El Pueblo de Los Angeles back to focusing on “our” basic services, I for one will be hiding my wallet. – Craig Crippen West Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One has to wonder how popular Al Gore would be had he decried the disease instead of the symptom. – Cellestine Hannemann North Hills The great Gore AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Al Gore has finally shared with us the millions-of-years-old secret of how thousands of lakes, streams, hills and valleys were formed. His label: “global warming.” He has been given an Academy Award and Nobel Peace Prize. Says something about those awards, doesn’t it? – Richard Promen Chatsworth Values or politics? Re “Turks blamed in mass killings” (Oct. 11):
St. Bernard elected not to onside kick and Cathedral took over at the 25-yard line and began to run out the clock. The St. Bernard defense stiffened, forced a punt, and the Vikings got one more chance as they lined up at their 42-yard line with 23 seconds left on the clock. But instead of passing the ball, Simpson handed it to Long and watched him weave his way in and around the Cathedral defense on the way to a 58-yard touchdown. Steven Locke’s extra point was the winning margin. Long, who took third at the CIF State Track and Field finals in the 200 meters, led St. Bernard with 10 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Simpson was 6-for-9 for 128 yards and two touchdowns, including a 17-yard pass to Dennis Hope for the Vikings’ first score. Kristaan Ivory rushed 18 times for 117 yards for Cathedral (4-5, 1-3), and Joshua Nevarez scored two touchdowns to lead the Phantoms. St. Bernard faces Serra next week in a showdown for the outright league championship.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Just ask St. Bernard. The Vikings snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Friday night against Cathedral High at St. Matthias in Downey, scoring two touchdowns in the final three minutes for a 21-20 Del Rey League victory, capped by an improbable 58-yard touchdown run by St. Bernard running back Adam Long. St. Bernard trailed the entire game as Cathedral rushed for nearly 300 yards and controlled the time of possession. The Phantoms ran 63 plays to only 31 for the Vikings and was cruising with a 14-point lead late into the fourth quarter. Then St. Bernard (6-3, 4-0) began its comeback with just over three minutes left in the game. Quarterback Ryan Simpson hit Sterling Jordan over the middle for a 55-yard touchdown pass to close within 20-14. DEL REY LEAGUE: Running back’s late 58-yard TD run stuns Cathedral. By Tim Warneke Correspondent It’s never over until it’s over.
The huge crowd at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair 2015 in the Mount Errigal on Thursday. Photo- Clive WassonThey may have been occupying comfortable seats on the stage at the Employers Panel discussion organised by Donegal ETB but these were no armchair generals handing out advice without having first stepped onto the minefield that is the careers market.Four of the county’s brightest and most energetic business people – each of them boasting leading positions in top ranked companies and educational portfolios to match.Each provided the platform for an open debate on a range of inside information on what employers are looking for when they take on new staff and detailing how key training resources are when it comes to finding work. That range of knowledge and experience transformed itself into a morning of positive thinking for the large attendance of students and job seekers who carried it into the further education and training fair which followed the panel discussion in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Dearbhla Kelly, ETB with guestsPadraig Monaghan, Managing Director, UnitedHealth Group, Catherine Monahan, Human Resources Lough Eske Castle, Declan McBrearty, General Manager, KER Group and Declan Thomas Industrial Relations and Human Resources Executive at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair 2015 in the Mount Errigal on Thursday. Photo- Clive Wasson“Donegal people are the best workers in the world bar none,” Managing Director and Vice-President Government Claims Operations at United Health Group, Padraig Monaghan, insisted, a viewpoint that injected further confidence into the collective mindset.He was accompanied on stage by Catherine Monahan, Human Resources Manager at Lough Eske Hotel; Declan McBrearty, General Manager with the Killybegs based KER Group; and Declan Thomas, Industrial Relations and Human Resources Executive with IBEC North West in Donegal Town.Thursday’s event was chaired by Dearbhla Kelly, Guidance Counsellor with Donegal ETB while in an introductory address, Shaun Purcell, Chief Executive, Donegal ETB, spoke of the quality of training that was available and the benefits of being based in Donegal including quality of life and the cost of living factor. “Further education is really important,”he maintained. “Education is not just about learning, it’s also about personal fulfilment.”He reflected on the story of the job applicant who forwarded his C.V. in a shoebox as he wanted to “get a foot in the door”.Ronan Crehan and Donal McFadden at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair 2015 in the Mount Errigal on Thursday. Photo- Clive WassonGetting a foot in the door was precisely what the four main speakers were about and the subsequent discussion was laced with accounts of their own advances into the job market and encouraging advice on how those looking for employment can shoehorn themselves into jobs.Declan Thomas, who is also a qualified solicitor, said there were many good companies located in the North-West who were expanding year on year. He advised job seekers to do some homework on the companies in their area and highlighted the sustainable jobs that were available in the various sectors including healthcare, hospitality and retail.Catherine Monahan said when Lough Eske Castle had opened in 2007, it initially boasted sixty employees. This figure currently stands at 160 and will rise to 190 over the next few months. “There are great opportunities for advancement and promotion,” the Human Resources Manager revealed.Padraig Monaghan, who has been Senior Vice-President, Government Claims Operations since October 2012, and has teams located in Ireland, America and India, disclosed that between 70 and 80% of their staff were non-I.T. And half of those had no formal third level education at all. “It’s not all about high-tech,” he pointed out.Declan McBearty joined the KER Group – the company specializes in a range of engineering services to the offshore industry – after finishing secondary school in 1999, having gained his apprenticeship in electrical trading. His message to the attendance was that they were never too old to do an apprenticeship, citing a KER employee who had registered as an apprentice just before his 30th birthday.Further advice followed from the panelists – the importance of customer service skills, communication and interpersonal skills, undertaking computer courses, never viewing a task as being beneath you, employing a proper attitude, and boasting a sound knowledge of the company you are applying to join. The issue of age arose again but as Ms Monahan insisted: “It does not matter what age you are if you have the right attitude.”The question of the JobBridge programme, which has come in for some criticism, was posed by the chairperson with the UnitedHealth Group representative, Mr Monaghan revealing that his company did not avail of this particular scheme as they preferred to create permanent employment.”That is the local choice we have made but I believe JobBridge has had a lot of negative press which is unwarranted.”The positive progressions of the quartet of companies involved were mirrored in the story of the KER Group which is about to open new premises in Killybegs. Its General Manager pointed back to the recessionary days of 2011 when staff had to be let go and when they were forced to implement a plan for survival. Four years on they were now focusing on a plan for growth.All of the speakers highlighted the main benefit Donegal had when it came to attracting industry and visitors to the county. “People come to our hotel from all over the world and it’s the people they talk about,” the Lough Eske Castle representative stressed.In his closing remarks, Declan Thomas pointed out that education was key and declared that employees were keen to see that job seekers had invested in themselves.Reflecting on the panel discussion and the Training Fair, Sean Debney, Adult Guidance Coordinator, described it as “excellent”.“All of the questions posed were very relevant and the advice was very practical. We’re very happy with the turnout from students and the general public,” he added.*****************************************************************VIEW FROM THE STANDSSusan Morgan, representing St Mary’s University College in Belfast, expressed “surprise” at the number of mature adults attending the fair. “It’s not something I’ve encountered at other fairs that I’ve been at. Normally, those attending these fairs would be in the younger age bracket but here, there’s a great diversity and a huge range of people which is very interesting.”She added: “We have a few every year from Donegal at our college and we’ve had a few enquiries here again today. One man who had been in the construction industry for twenty years was one of those expressing an interest. He wasn’t old enough to retire and said he needed to rethink where he was going.”Marketing Officer with the Letterkenny I.T., Nicola Dunnion, revealed a lot of enquiries concerning both full-time and part-time courses.“We’ve had great feedback here at the LYIT stand – the fair offers a great opportunity to showcase what we can offer and also what the county can offer in terms of further education and training options.”The ETB stands were also extremely busy throughout the day. “People are looking for a down to earth approach and that’s what we offer here.“This lets them see the range of courses that is available. It’s important that the right people are involved in the right programmes and that’s what we are here to help them with,” pointed out ETB representative Chris McGee.The Regional Employment Service, based at the Congress Resource Centre on Letterkenny’s Pearse Road, offers a range of services and advice on helping people to securing work.“We can also offer advice on C.V.’s and interview techniques and the like. We’ve had quite a few enquiries today asking about training courses that are available,” indicated Helen Clarke, Project Officer with the R.E.S. “People know what they want and are quite specific.”Close by, the Congress Resource Centre stand, has also been receiving enquiries “mostly about courses” as Anne Marie Carroll discloses. “Most of the people I have spoken to are quite positive which is very encouraging,” she stated.At the stand for the Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre, Sean McCrudden said there had been a “good reaction” to what they had to offer. “There has been quite a lot of interest with a lot of people asking about part-time courses.”The Centre, he revealed, offered a 44 week course on a five day a week basis. “It has generated a good deal of interest,” he added.********************************************************FROM A CABINET MAKER TO A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGYFrom the craft of cabinet-maker to a degree in psychology – not a journey many will have undertaken in the leap from career to further education.But Gweedore man, Dominic Boner, has done precisely that – and is not finished yet as he trawls through the variety of options available at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair.“I worked as a cabinet-maker but then that work dried up somewhat. And then I changed track completely,” he laughs.A one-year access course got him into the psychology degree course at Magee College in Derry. “It was just an idea I had and something I decided I wanted to try. “At 54 years of age, he considers his educational pursuits will bring him down a few more avenues. “I’m planning to do a range of courses and the Training Fair is giving me a lot of good insights into what’s available.“It’s always something to fall back on if things don’t pick up again in the cabinet-making industry,” says Dominic.****************************************************************************A TRUE GROWTH INDUSTRYConor Gallinagh knows more than most the value of growing into a career. His family run the well known Finn Valley Nursery Garden Centre in Stranorlar where he has spent many a hard-working day tending to the needs of a large customer base.“I grew up with it having been involved from knee-high and it was always something that interested me.”He is currently undertaking an honours degree course in Horticulture at U.C.D. and to this end is spending a six weeks work placement with the body, Teagasc providing integrated courses in his native county. “It’s a very intense course, very science based for the first two years.”As part of his placement, Conor is helping to man the Teagasc stand at the ETB fair and is in the perfect position to point patrons in the right direction.“There are very diverse career options out there in the horticulture industry. A lot of work out there,” he insists.Local Education Officer with Teagasc, Art McGrath, says the demand for agriculture courses has never been greater. Part of the reason for this he puts down to the new CAP regime which stipulates training schemes for those involved in the industry.“We’ve been busy enough here today. For instance we took along eighty brochures to give out and all of them are gone at this stage,” he points out.**********************************************************************HOW THE STUDENTS VIEWED IT…Both Danielle Grant from Ballybofey and Shannon Meehan from Letterkenny were impressed with the information they had received.“At every stand, they were willing to talk through everything with you which was very helpful. It’s certainly given me food for thought,” said Danielle.Shannon agreed. “They couldn’t have been more helpful. But I’ve a lot of reading to do now,” she smiled, as she carried out a handful of brochures and booklets from the fair.Katie O’Rourke echoed the viewpoint. “It’s an excellent event, very well attended and very well run. The range of providers is very impressive and there’s a lot of information available.“ETB has done a fantastic job in organising this,” she declared.NEWS FOCUS: DONEGAL WORKERS ARE BEST IN THE WORLD, ETB JOBS FAIR TOLD was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalETBjobstraining
Fernando Torres: The Spanish striker is in red-hot form for Atletico Madrid Is Fernando Torres back to his best?The Atletico Madrid striker scored his fifth goal in as many games on Wednesday, as Diego Simeone’s side maintained their push for the La Liga title. Since leaving Liverpool for Chelsea in a £50million deal, the Spaniard has been a shadow of his former self. But netting in five consecutive matches is a career first for the 32-year-old, who now has ten in total this season. But with form like this, could he be making a case for a Euro 2016 call-up? His last cap came in 2014, when he scored in the 3-0 win over Australia. See his recent goal, below, as Atletico beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0: 1