Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus said the team had to regain its composure in the fourth set after dropping the third against the HD Spikers.“Never pa namin natalo ng straight sets ang Cignal kasi dun sila naghahanap ng magandang combination ng tao, (We have never beaten Cignal in straight sets since this is the time they get the right mix of people and plays),” said De Jesus.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSydney Kemper and Hayley Spelman dropped the hammer on Cignal finishing with 18 and 17 points, respectively, for the Cargo Movers while Ara Galang pitched in with 13 points.Laura Schaudt finished with 14 points for Cignal which is still missing its other import Lynda Morales due to injury. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise De Ocampo rallies TNT past Ginebra F2 had its offensive game in full throttle outscoring Cignal 54-37 in spikes and 11-5 in aces.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 F2 Logistics. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netF2 Logistics fended off Cignal, 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-10, to book the last semifinals ticket in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Sunday night at Philsports Arena. The Cargo Movers will face second seed Petron in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT We are young View comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND
MOST READ “We just tied the series. Nothing to celebrate. Our goal tonight was to stay in the series,” said TNT coach Bong Ravena. “I’m just glad we’re making our outside shots which we were missing in the last game.”“We just played harder this time. Hopefully next game, the intensity and our energy stays the same. Or even improves,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRR Pogoy led all of TNT in scoring with 20, while Troy Rosario and Don Trollano registered 15 and 12, respectively.The Beermen’s frontcourt of June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger shouldered the most of the burden of keeping their opponents within striking range. The former had 26 markers and 19 boards while the latter 18 and 8. View comments Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Terrence Romeo, who dealt the most damage for SMB in Game 1, scored 12.The victory by TNT forged a double do-or-die showcase on Wednesday night still at the Big Dome with Magnolia also extending its series with a blowout victory over Barangay Ginebra earlier.The scores:TNT 93 – Pogoy 20, Castro 19, Rosario 15, Trollano 12, Reyes 9, Washington 5, Semerad, A. 4, Williams 4, Taha 4, Heruela 1, Carey 0.San Miguel 88 – Fajardo 26, Standhardinger 18, Cabagnot 16, Romeo 12, Ross 6, Lassiter 5, Santos 5, Tubid 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Nabong 0, Pessumal 0.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Rookie Jennifer Nierva shows leadership for NU Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDragged into a back-and-forth battle, TNT kept its composure behind its chief playmaker Jayson Castro and held off four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer, 93-88, in Game 2 of their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series Monday night at Araneta Coliseum.Castro was brilliant all game long, accounting for 19 markers and nine assists in KaTropa’s campaign that faced its biggest threat in the final five minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Quarters: 20-19, 54-43, 73-68, 93-88. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next
The is no doubt that all Guyanese, regardless of political affiliation or social standing, want Guyana to fully realize its vast and enviable potential. In doing so, the country and its people would benefit tremendously for the redounding economic prosperity with standard of living holistically improved.Comparison continues to be made to what Singapore, with far fewer natural resources than Guyana, visibly is today. It has a highly developed market economy and is known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, most dynamic and most business-friendly.Guyana, unfortunately, is nowhere close to such categorization and after the 2015 elections, the economic took a downturn following years of unprecedented and sustained growth and development.As more Guyanese travel and assess for themselves how other countries have moved ahead and how the residents benefit from such advancement, they cannot help but wonder, what if with regard to their own.What if Guyana had achieved even just half of what Singapore has? The staggering results would have been unimaginable by local standards. It would have surpassed others in the region and become a buzzing hub for trade and tourism. It would have inflated pride in all Guyanese thereby imbuing enthusiasm to inundate social media for a furtherance of positive messaging.This is not taking away from Guyanese, who, despite the obvious challenges, search for positives to share. Of course, there are those who will always find negatives in a sea of positives. That said, damning reality cannot be ignored.Some, in their push for positive imaging, advocate for a suppression of the negatives. With unfettered access to social media, there is a difficulty for people to resist sharing real stories despite them being considered as potentially damaging to the country’s image.A few weeks ago, the Business Minister reportedly stated that Guyanese should be careful of what they post on Facebook. His obvious concern is the potential to harm tourism and by extension, the image of the country. He was referring to highlighting of crime.The portfolio he holds would demand he make such appeals especially since Guyana is still building its international tourism profile. However, as a government Minister, he cannot be oblivious of the crime situation and the toll it continues to take on Guyanese.There were many incidents of tourists and overseas-based Guyanese being robbed on visiting here with some killed. In such cases, whether Guyanese here make such posts on social media or not, the tourists and overseas relatives would. More so, there was no isolated case, but quite a number of robberies on the way from the airport, on reaching their destination or sometime after.The media has every right to report on matters affecting the citizenry, including crime. Just two weeks ago a father and daughter were killed by bandits on the East Coast. East Berbice was literally under sieged, even in mindsets, by armed bandits. Weeks ago, the Police launched an operation after mounting public pressure resulting in three bandits being killed.From that incident, an alleged collusion between the dead bandits and a senior officer was revealed. A senior cop has since been sent on leave as investigations continue. In May this year, three bandits, who invaded a Norton Street home, were also killed by police.Crime however has not ceased and every day they are reports of robberies across the country. That is the frightening reality in which lives were lost precipitating fear into those who reside here and those who want to visit. The situation worsened over the past few years. Just a few months ago the United States of America issued a travel warning to its citizens desirous of coming here.That in itself underscored the magnitude of the local crime situation and it may have gotten the attention of the government which in its response said that the country is safe. In saying so, many felt that the government was either tone-deaf to crime or ignored it. That may explain why it took a seeming eternity for a response to the Berbice situation.That aside, what the government failed to understand, having ignored the pains and cries of locals, is that if the country was safe, why would the USA issue such a statement? That statement could not have resulted from Guyanese postings on social media, but from the USA’s own assessment to safeguard the welfare of its citizens.In trying to safeguard families, Guyanese posted in desperation to bring awareness with the expectation of effective intervention from the government. In the context of the heinous crimes committed and its continued rampage, is the Minister of Business suggesting that such incidents be ignored while in the process of building a tourism profile?What he should be made aware of, is, if he wants a tourism profile not sullied by crime, then he should demand that the government he represents take effective and sustained action to safeguard the welfare of Guyanese and those who visit.It would be one of many important steps to achieve success like Singapore. What is not surprising, is the Minister not asking the USA for it to stop issuing travel advisory like it did. Maybe Guyanese are easy pickings.
There’s still no word on the cause of the explosion that resulted in at least a broken window. It occurred at 6:30 p.m. April 22, and drew the response of the local RCMP, Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance. BC Hydro and PNG officials were also called to the scene to ensure the safety of the neighbourhood. The investigation continues. – Advertisement –
“It is not going to be an easy match and I don’t expect any favour from them. We will approach that match just like we have done in all the other 27 matches we have played, with seriousness and we will give our all,” Nkata told Capital Sport.Gor will be cheering on their arch rivals against Tusker as a drop in points by the brewers in that match coupled with a win for K’Ogalo against Muhoroni Youth will mean the final game of the season pitting Gor and Tusker will determine the winners of this season’s title.Nkata is keeping his cool even as the brewers put champagne on ice and says it is not over until it is over hoping the side does not drop the pot at the doorstep.“I am excited of course because I am on the brink of history. I am proud of the boys and what they have done but it is not over until it is over. We have to go into that match with our heads cool and hopefully, we finish the job then,” Nkata added.Tusker FC players celebrate after scoring in a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Ugandan, formerly an assistant coach at SC Villa in Uganda with current Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has only won one title as head coach, the Ugandan FA Cup with Uganda Revenue Authority in 2014.Having won the GOtv Shield two weeks ago, Nkata is already dreaming of the prospect of lifting a double.“It will be great joy for me because it will be the first time it’s happening in my career. I think winning such away from home is a motivation to other young coaches that they can do it. What has worked for us this season is that we have been playing like a family and there’s great understanding in the team,” Nkata offered.The tactician had come under immense scrutiny when he took over at Tusker in January having decamped from Muhoroni Youth with critics lining him up for the sack before mid season.But fast forward to November, the Ugandan looks vindicated.“I remember when I took over I said I would win a trophy. Here we are now and I am almost winning a second. I feel that I have proved my doubters wrong. I never doubted myself even for a moment and I am pleased with what we have achieved as a club,” Nkata offered.Ahead of the AFC Leopards match, Nkata will be without skipper James Situma and defender Eugene Asike who are both out injured.While Situma might return in time for the final match against Gor where the trophy will be presented Asike’s season is over after failing to recover since the GOtv Shield win over Ulinzi on October 20.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC head coach Paul Nkata during a past Kenyan premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 3- Paul Nkata, the Tusker FC coach is not expecting any kind of favours from AFC Leopards when the two sides lock horns at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Sunday, in a match that will determine the destiny of this season’s KPL title.Tusker who occupy the apex of the log can win the title with three points against AFC Leopards, arch rivals to second placed defending champions Gor Mahia.
Capping months of legal battles, a judge on Tuesday upheld a controversial ethics-reform measure that also gives Los Angeles City Council members the option of seeking a third four-year term in office. Opponents said the measure – approved by 59 percent of city voters last November – violates the California Constitution by combining two separate issues. While Superior Court Judge David Yaffe suggested that voters probably would not have passed the term-limit extension on its own, he said Los Angeles leaders did not break the law by combining it with ethics reforms in one measure. Ultimately, the measure was not an initiative and therefore was not covered by the state constitution’s single-subject rule, Yaffe decided. Councilman Richard Alarc n, who served on the council from 1993 to 1998 – he next served for eight years in the state Senate until he termed out there and then won an Assembly seat he soon quit – ran for his old council seat after Measure R passed. But because of the legal challenges, he was never sure whether he would just be able to serve two more years on the council under the old term-limits rules, or six years under the new rules. “Since I was ready to accept two years and only two years, it wasn’t my top priority. But every once in a while, you think about it,” Alarc n said Tuesday after the ruling. “I’m very pleased to put that issue to rest. I have every intention of running again for City Council.” Los Angeles voters approved term limits in 1993, limiting City Council members, the mayor, the city attorney and the controller to two terms of four years each. Last year, the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce proposed Measure R, and Garcetti submitted it to the City Council to put it on the ballot. The measure was written by the Sutton Law Firm, which has represented lobbyists before the Ethics Commission. West Los Angeles resident Neal Donner filed a lawsuit last summer challenging the ballot measure, with the support of the group U.S. Term Limits. A Los Angeles Superior Court ruled Measure R illegal, but an appellate court kept the measure on the ballot and planned to consider any legal questions after the election. But Donner decided to drop his lawsuit after Measure R passed, saying he didn’t want to overturn the will of the voters. Hernandez and Hayes picked up the case and filed a new lawsuit after the election. From the beginning, some neighborhood council members complained that the City Council rushed the measure and cut out public debate. An ethics commissioner said publicly that the measure would weaken existing lobbying rules. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo also questioned the legality of combining a term-limit extension and lobbying-law changes into a single ballot question. All opponents argued that the measure was designed to mislead the public by packaging an unpopular term-limits extension with popular ethics reforms. In his ruling Tuesday, Yaffe agreed – to a point – with that concern. The state’s single-subject requirement is designed to “prevent politicians and special interests from manipulating the initiative process by bundling together measures to force voters to accept all or none of them,” Yaffe wrote. “Such manipulation is precisely the effect of the bundling in this case. “It is likely that many of the voters would vote one way on the anti-lobbying and ethics provisions of Measure R, and the opposite way on the term-limits provisions, if they were given the opportunity to do so.” However, Yaffe continued, Measure R technically wasn’t an initiative and therefore was not covered by the state constitution’s single-subject rule. Loyola Law School professor and election-law specialist Richard L. Hasen said Yaffe got it right. “I have no doubt the reason this passed was that it was bundled. If the term limits (extension) were put on the ballot, it probably wouldn’t pass,” he said. But, “the California Constitution doesn’t prevent local government from putting items on the ballot with more than one subject.” firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m glad that the court upheld the voters’ wishes,” said Council President Eric Garcetti, a backer of the measure. “The voters spoke loud and clear, and people wanted governance reform, both in the form of strengthening ethics laws and term limits.” Valley Village resident David Hernandez, who – along with homeless-advocate Ted Hayes – filed the lawsuit challenging Measure R, said he is consulting with his attorney on whether to ask the judge to reconsider. “This was a proposition written by lobbyists for lobbyists, and that’s undeniable. From a moral and legal standpoint, you cannot sit back and do nothing,” Hernandez said. “Whatever the outcome is going to be, at least the constitutional rights of the residents of Los Angeles have had their day.” If Hernandez and Hayes choose not to appeal, the ruling will end months of uncertainty for City Council members.
NEW YORK – Wall Street suffered one of its worst losses of 2007 on Thursday, leading a global stock-market plunge as investors succumbed to months of worry about the mortgage- and corporate-lending markets. The Dow Jones industrials closed down more than 310 points after earlier skidding nearly 450. Investors who had been able for months to largely shrug off discomfort about subprime mortgage problems and a more difficult environment for corporate borrowing finally decided it was time to sell after the Commerce Department issued another disappointing home-sales report. Feeding the plunge were concerns that higher corporate-borrowing costs will curb the rapid pace of takeovers that had driven stocks higher this year. Investors also feared that the sluggish environment for home sales and continued defaults in subprime loans would spur debt defaults and weigh on corporate earnings. Also stunting stocks was the Commerce Department’s disappointing durable-goods report. “The rally in bonds at this point looks a little bit overdone,” said Tom Higgins, chief economist at Payden & Rygel Investment Management in Los Angeles. “If you’re going to park money temporarily, then cash, I think, is the way to be, but I think that we’re going to form a bottom. I think people are going to be legging it back into the market.” The Dow plunged 311.50, or 2.26 percent, to 13,473.57 after falling 449.77 in earlier trading. The close was its worst since the 416.02 it lost Feb. 27, when a drop in the Shanghai stock market rattled world exchanges. Broader market indicators also slid. The Nasdaq composite index tumbled 48.83, or 1.84 percent, to 2,599.34, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 skidded 35.43, or 2.33 percent, to 1,482.66. The Russell 2000 index, which reflects the movement of small-company stocks, fell 21.02, or 2.59 percent, to 791.48. Before Thursday’s big drop, the Dow had been up 10.61 percent for the year – and that margin has now been cut to 8.11 percent. The S&P 500 was up 7.04 percent, and the market decline now puts it at a year-to-date gain of 4.54 percent; the Nasdaq’s 9.64 percent increase has been cut to 7.62 percent. The declines triggered a global sell-off in stocks, causing minor losses in Europe to accelerate rapidly along with the Dow’s drop. In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 closed down 3.15 percent, Germany’s DAX index dropped 2.39 percent, and France’s CAC-40 fell 2.78 percent. Wall Street also found more immediate reasons to sell during the session – primarily the home-sales figures from the Commerce Department, which further eroded confidence in the housing industry’s ability to rebound. “Wall Street continues to walk a wall of worry,” said Ryan Larson, a senior equity trader at Voyageur Asset Management. “The housing market continues to be a story, and nobody knows when it will rebound. But the real concerns are about credit and oil pushing higher.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Though sales of big-ticket items increased by 1.4 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted $217.07 billion, durable goods, excluding transportation equipment, had an unexpected drop. While stocks plummeted, investors poured money into the safe haven of the bond market. The soaring price of Treasurys pulled yields lower, and the rate on the 10-year note plunged to 4.79 percent from late Wednesday’s 4.90 percent. “Worries that have been out there for the past couple of years are coming to a head right now,” said investment strategist Edward Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research Inc. “It’s showtime.” Thursday’s trading was the latest and most extreme in a series of frenetic sessions over the past month – many also accompanied by triple-digit swings in the Dow – as investors sold on worries about the subprime fallout or bought on optimism that there wouldn’t be any widespread problems caused by mortgage failures. Many analysts have described the back-and-forth trading as overwrought and based more on gut emotion than careful consideration of market and economic fundamentals. That was the feeling again Thursday.
This Tuesday morning on Sportsday we look back on yesterday’s action at Wimbledon as Andy Murray progressed to the quarter-finals after a straight sets victory against Nick Kyrgios. We also continue our build up to this week’s Euro 2016 semi-finals and discuss Mark Cavendish 28th Tour de France stage win after a photo finish with Andre Greipel in Angers.All brought to you by Will Gavin and the team.
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Manchester United have been warned they may be ‘replacing one player who lacks heart with another’ if they sign Mario Lemina to take the place of wantaway star Paul Pogba.talkSPORT sources understand the Red Devils have made contact with Saints over a possible summer move for Lemina, who is keen to leave St Mary’s. 3 targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 3 Paul Pogba has admitted he is keen to leave Manchester United for ‘a new challenge’ this summer three-way race Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Dean Saunders says Pogba should get fined two weeks wages for admitting he wants to leave Man UtdSouthampton signed the 25-year-old midfielder from Juventus for £18million two years ago.While he has shown flashes of his talent, having been highly-rated in Italy, he has been in and out of the team due to a lack of form and injury troubles.It is claimed Lemina wants to leave the club after he was left out Saints’ squad for their pre-season trip to Austria, and talkSPORT understands the midfielder an agreement with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl that he can go if the right offer comes in.And Man United are among the clubs interested in the Gabon international, with reports claiming he is being eyed as a possible replacement for Pogba if the World Cup winner joins Juventus or Real Madrid. TOP WORK Getty LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP “He’s more defensive-minded than Pogba, but Southampton signed him hoping he was going to be a box-to-box player.“He was well-regarded in Italy, but I do just question his motivation. When you drop down from a club like Juventus to Southampton, his head and his heart just never really seemed in it, for me.“So perhaps if he gets a move to one of the big juggernauts of the Premier League you might find that fire in the belly is ramped up again.“There is a player there, but Southampton have just been unable to get it out of him.” LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father But, talkSPORT’s man on the south coast, Alex Crook, has a word of caution for the Red Devils.Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Crook said: “Lemina came to Southampton with a big reputation and it was seen as a major coup when they signed him from Juventus a couple of seasons ago.“He was part of the Juve side that reached the  Champions League final; he won a few Serie A titles and the Italian Cup as well.“But it just hasn’t worked out for him at St Mary’s. There is a player in there – there’s no doubt about that – and some of his performances have been really impressive… but you can count those on one hand.“Ralph Hasenhuttl just grew frustrated he was never fit. I think there was a feeling amongst the powers that be at Southampton that maybe he wasn’t working as hard as he possibly could to get himself fit, so they’re willing to cut their losses. Lemina was highly-rated in Italy after winning two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice with Juventus Getty Images – Getty 3 targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Manchester United have made contact with Southampton to enquire about midfielder Mario Lemina Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “When Atalanta enquired about taking him back to Italy last week, I think Southampton’s asking price was around the £15m mark.“But when clubs like Man United and Arsenal come in, that price goes up, so they could be looking now at £20m or maybe even £25m.“I think Man United fans should treat it with some caution, because you could argue they’re going to replace one midfielder who lacks heart in Paul Pogba with another in Mario Lemina.“But if they’re going to get the Lemina who did so well for Juventus, it could be a shrewd signing. It just depends where his head is at. getty REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star
“We knew how important these games against Anderlecht were going to be and it was important that we get a positive result. But to get 3-0 and keep a clean sheet was absolutely fantastic.“I think everybody was looking at the Anderlecht games to keep us in European competition after Christmas. We’ve had a great start tonight and we’ll look forward to Bayern next month.” Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths put his side on the road to a memorable 3-0 win over Anderlecht and said the victory will give them confidence to achieve even more in Europe.The result moved Celtic up to third in Champions League group F but Griffiths said that the performance would build belief that the side could shine at the elite level.“It’s going to be massive,” he said. “We showed everyone tonight that we can go away from home and get a victory and play the way we did. “We were sloppy at times in possession but going forward we’re a real threat. “It’s a great feeling. It’s a long time since we’ve won away from home in the Champions League so to come to this venue, score three goals, keep a clean sheet and play the way we did I think is a great performance.”A 5-0 defeat in the opening match against Paris Saint-Germain had left Celtic at the bottom of the table but the games against third seeds Anderlecht were considered by many to be a marker for how the team had developed, as well as being crucial for any hopes of continued European football in the second half of the season.Griffiths said that the manner of the victory put the side in a good place and had him looking forward to their next Champions League match. “[We needed to show mental strength], especially given the result in the first game,” he said. “We knew we were going to be up against it there and PSG are a top class side. You’ve seen tonight that they’ve beaten Bayern Munich 3-0.