Suarez on target twice for Barça

first_img Early header In yesterday’s other quarter-final match, Arturo Vidal’s early header was enough for Bayern Munich to beat Benfica 1-0 at home for a slender advantage. The Chilean midfielder struck in the second minute, heading home from five metres after being picked out by Juan Bernat. Vidal had most of the chances for the rest of the game, with Benfica’s defenders doing well to stifle Robert Lewandowski and Thomas M¸ller, the home side’s top-scoring forwards. Lewandowski missed the best opportunity to wrap it up in the final minutes, when he sent a wayward pass for Philipp Lahm with an open goal beckoning. Bayern are bidding to reach their fifth consecutive semi-final, while the Portuguese league leaders are hoping to reach their first since 1990. BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Luis Suarez scored two second-half goals to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final yesterday. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but quickly went from hero to villain for Atletico when two reckless tackles saw him sent off in the 35th. Atletico resisted the defending champions’ push for an equaliser until Suarez finally levelled with an opportunistic goal in the 63rd. Suarez then put Barcelona ahead in the 74th when he played Dani Alves wide before sending the Brazil defender’s cross past goalkeeper Jan Oblak with an unstoppable header.last_img read more

DROWNED DONEGAL WOMAN, 23, WAS FROM BALLINTRA

first_imgA Donegal tourist who drowned in a scuba diving accident in Australia has been named locally as Elaine Morrow from Ballintra in south-west Donegal.Police in Australia say Elaine, who was 23, was diving with a group at Langford Island in the Whitsundays Islands when she failed to resurface at around 4.00pm on Monday local time.She was on the second day of a three day dive on board the boat Summertime, was with about a dozen other tourists. She was found a short time later on the ocean floor and when she reached the surface, a number of people tried CPR but failed to revive her.The former Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon pupil was then rushed to Haman Island Medical Centre where a nurse administered CPR but this also failed to revive Elaine.Department of Foreign Affairs officials have made contact with the dead woman’s family here in Donegal.Her mother and father Margaret and James (Jimmy) and her two sisters are said to be devastated by the accident. It’s understood Elaine had been visiting the famous Whitsunday Islands as a tourist and had been part of a group who had chartered a boat.The islands are hugely popular as a tourist destination and attract thousands of diving enthusiasts every year.It’s believed Elaine had left Donegal for Australia in January and had been based in Sydney.Whitsunday water police are said to be investigating the incident.Sergeant Graeme Pettigrew of Whitsundays Water Police said initial investigations suggested the woman had become separated from the group while diving and then failed to resurface with the other divers. ‘‘The person involved was on a resort – introductory – dive. She was not an experienced diver. She became lost from the group,’’ he said.Another police spokesman told donegaldaily “She failed to resurafce and was then found on the ocean floor a short time later.“She was brought back up and CPR was attempted but she could not be revived.”The boat was docked at Airlie Beach, where scenes of crime investigators have examined the vessel. The boat’s operator Whitsundays Sailing Adventures said its practices were to the highest safety standards.“All of our tours are operated to the highest safety standards. The operator involved carried out all emergency procedures including CPR, but unfortunately the young lady could not be revived,” the company said in a statement.“Whitsundays Sailing Adventures and the vessel operator are currently working with the appropriate authorities in regards to this incident.“Our condolences go out to the family and friends, and counselling support is being given to the other guests and crew of the vessel.”Police investigations are continuing.Mayor of Ballyshannon Brendan Travers said he was deeply saddened to hear of such a young death.“It’s always sad to hear of a person’s death but it is especially sad at such a young age and in such tragic circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” he said.EndsDROWNED DONEGAL WOMAN, 23, WAS FROM BALLINTRA was last modified: April 19th, 2011 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:BallintraBallyshannondrowning Whitsunday IslandsElaine Morrowlast_img read more