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Who won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2020? Full results & highlights from All-Star weekend

first_img“Not many people on the planet today can still do that dunk.”Michael Jordan’s final slam of the ’88 Dunk Contest is iconic. pic.twitter.com/g0nTkeffSx— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 15, 20208:50 p.m. — Could we see a Heat sweep? One competition down, two to go.The @MiamiHEAT are well represented at #StateFarmSaturday ! pic.twitter.com/twM1UZBK8W— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 16, 20208:30 p.m. — As for the first Saturday night event, Heat star Bam Adebayo walks away with the Skills Challenge trophy.Bam wins the #TacoBellSkills challenge and @DwyaneWade is loving it! 😁 pic.twitter.com/HJ95o8W9sT— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 20208:15 p.m. — Time to place your bets, folks. Who ya got?Who is your pick to take home the #ATTSlamDunk hardware?⏰: 8:00pm/et 📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/OWpqR6Bw8x— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2020 participantsPlayerTeamPos.HeightPat ConnaughtonBucksGuard6-5Aaron GordonMagicForward6-8Dwight HowardLakersCenter6-10Derrick Jones Jr.HeatForward6-6 Unfortunately for Gordon, the judges awarded him a 47, and the United Center crowd loudly voiced its displeasure with Jones’ victory. Gordon had scored only 50s up to that point, but he walked away from another Slam Dunk Contest as a runner-up.If you missed any of the action, check out the best highlights from the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest below.MORE: Appreciating greatness in this year’s All-StarsNBA Slam Dunk Contest 2020 updates, highlights(All times Eastern)10:35 p.m. — OK, Aaron Gordon got robbed. The man jumped over Tacko Fall and somehow lost to Derrick Jones Jr. by one point.A controversial 48-47 ending, but Jones is the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest champion.DJJ with the 48!#ATTSlamDunk #StateFarmSaturday @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/00imNrVny0— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020🚨 AARON GORDON DUNKS OVER TACKO FALL! 🚨#StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/cMmRjnnTzN— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 202010:27 p.m. — Another round, please. Two more 50s for Jones and Gordon.DJJ with another INSANE jam. pic.twitter.com/8dQZjOgZaH— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020Aaron Gordon has FIVE 50s. 😱 pic.twitter.com/yTf7hHCcVO— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 202010:24 p.m. — This is incredible. Aaron Gordon electrifies the crowd and sends it to overtime. Let this go on forever.Off the side of the backboard. 360. Windmill. AG. 🌀🌪️ pic.twitter.com/FWcUyFIBJR— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 202010:22 p.m. — OH MY. You already know the score. Derrick Jones Jr. is putting on a show.OFF THE BACKBOARD. THROUGH THE LEGS. WITH AUTHORITY.DJJ throws down ANOTHER 50 in #ATTSlamDunk!#StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/gvbuGLs7Lc— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 202010:20 p.m. — You get a 50! And you get a 50! Aaron Gordon doesn’t know how to do anything else.​Au tour de @Double0AG !5⃣0⃣ également! #ATTSlamDunk x NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Nb8Cw9Yr5A— NBA France (@NBAFRANCE) February 16, 202010:15 p.m. — Derrick Jones Jr. sets a high bar by going through the legs over two people. Easy 50.DJJ’s head was at the RIM 🤯 #ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/DMAUoY9h0J— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 202010:13 p.m. — Another 50 for Aaron Gordon. Three nasty dunks in a row, but Pat Connaughton is eliminated. Bummer.It’s Gordon vs. Jones in the final round.🤯🤯 OLALALALALA @Double0AG !!!5⃣0⃣#ATTSlamDunk x NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/ppbXMPShRT— NBA France (@NBAFRANCE) February 16, 202010:10 p.m. — OK, Derrick Jones Jr. is a master of the dark arts. That’s the only way to explain this.​DERRICK JONES JR! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/akRSPUdBTk— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 202010:07 p.m. — Wow. Pat Connaughton, you deserve that 50. A jump over Giannis Antetokounmpo and a tap on the backboard? Ridiculous.Giannis’ reaction to Pat’s dunk 😯😅 #ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/GaWyq7F3dG— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 202010:05 p.m. — And we have a Superman sighting. Dwight Howard brings the cape back out, but he falls one point short of a perfect score. Chadwick Boseman awarded the only nine.Dwight put the cape back on! 👀 #ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/78kdtBmWTQ— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 202010 p.m. — There’s a 50. Aaron Gordon is coming for the title.Wuuuuuuu @Double0AG ! #ATTSlamDunk x NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/YIc2dv0kBI— NBA France (@NBAFRANCE) February 16, 20209:55 p.m. — First-timer Pat Connaughton goes full “White Men Can’t Jump” on his way to a 45. Brewers star Christian Yelich earns the assist.“That’s the MVP of baseball!”Pat Connaughton brings out @ChristianYelich for his first dunk 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/12DOPAf5dE— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 20209:50 p.m. — Derrick Jones Jr. celebrates his birthday, then leaps for a 46. That was clean.DJJ goes over BAM for the SLAM… he receives a 45! #ATTSlamDunk#StateFarmSaturday on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/AHq3VVkPkT— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 20209:45 p.m. — And here we go. Lakers center Dwight Howard throws down his second attempt but doesn’t get much of a reaction from the crowd. Only a 41 from the judges.Dwight’s first dunk 👀 #ATTSlamDunk pic.twitter.com/uvtchSAmpN— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 20209:30 p.m. — Buddy Hield wins the 3-point Contest on his final money ball. That was fun. The Slam Dunk Contest is coming up next.BUDDY HIELD WINS IT ON THE LAST SHOT! #MtnDew3pt pic.twitter.com/P79YaVm0JO— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 20209:15 p.m. — A throwback to get you mentally prepared. Just some classic Michael Jordan. The 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest featured several 50s and a controversial ending.Finalists Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr. went back and forth through two rounds Saturday night, and matching scores forced the leapers into a dunk-off. Jones scored a 48 with high-flying windmill on his second overtime attempt, and Gordon answered with a rim-rocking jam over Celtics center Tacko Fall.last_img read more

Next round — Winter Storm Watch Tuesday night into Wednesday

first_imgDES MOINES — Yet another winter storm will impact much of Iowa from lateTuesday into Wednesday as the recent active weather patterncontinues. Snow will develop over southwestern Iowa late Tuesdayafternoon and quickly move northeast during the evening and earlynighttime hours, falling heavily at times through the night beforegradually tapering off and moving out on Wednesday. Although windswill remain fairly light, visibility will be significantly reducedduring periods of intense snowfall and road conditions willrapidly deteriorate Tuesday night. Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Sac-Calhoun-Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, Clear Lake, Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda,Gilmore City, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Hampton,Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,Dumont, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early,Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City, Pomeroy, Fort Dodge,Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora, Ackley, Grundy Center,Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, and Wellsburg300 PM CST Mon Feb 18 2019…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGHWEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…* WHAT…Heavy snow, total accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible.* WHERE…Much of Iowa, including north central areas of the state.* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Winds will remain fairly light, but intense snowfall rates may result in considerable visibility restrictions, with road conditions deteriorating rapidly Tuesday night. Hazardous travel conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significantsnow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continueto monitor the latest forecasts.===============Mitchell-Howard-Floyd-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Buffalo-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Charles City, Wabasha,Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin, Preston, and Alma316 PM CST Mon Feb 18 2019…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGHWEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible.* WHERE…Portions of west central Wisconsin, northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significantsnow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continueto monitor the latest forecasts.last_img read more

Boil order for Forest City after water main break

first_imgFOREST CITY — A boil order is in effect for the City of Forest City. The order went into effect at about 2:15 this morning due to loss of pressure in the water system caused by a water main break, which city officials have isolated.Residents are being told to boil water for cooking, drinking, and teeth brushing until further notice, and to conserve water whenever possible.last_img

Two north-central Iowans convicted of murder have cases sent back to district court after concerns about jury pool

first_imgDES MOINES — The convictions of two north-central Iowa men in separate murder cases have been upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court, but they each could get a new trial after their cases have been sent back to district court to see if their constitutional rights to a fair trial due to the make-up of the jury pool have been violated.Peter Veal of Lake Mills was convicted of first-degree murder in July 2017 by a Webster County jury for the November 2016 murders of Caleb Christensen and Melinda Kavars in Mason City. Veal’s trial was moved from Mason City to Fort Dodge after a change of venue request was granted due to pre-trial publicity.Antoine Williams of Charles City was convicted by a Floyd County jury in October 2017 of second-degree murder for the June 2017 murder of Nathaniel Fleming outside a Charles City apartment complex.In both cases, appeals were made because of the lack of African-Americans in the jury pool. The Iowa Supreme Court in their written rulings say it appears there were no African-Americans on the jury panel for Williams’ trial, while Veal’s pool only had five African-Americans out of 153 potential jurors, below the percentage of adult African-Americans in Webster County.The Supreme Court affirmed both men’s convictions and sentences, but remands their cases back to district court to allow further consideration of their claims that the juries were not drawn from a fair cross-section of the community in violation of the Sixth Amendment. The Supreme Court says if the district court rejects their claims, their convictions and sentences shall stand. If the district court accepts the claims, the defendants would receive a new trial.last_img read more

Ask the Mayor — June 12, 2019 — Clear Lake mayor Nelson Crabb & police chief Pete Roth

first_imgClear Lake’s mayor Nelson Crabb and police chief Pete Roth were our guests on “Ask the Mayor” on June 12, 2019. Listen back to/download the program via the audio player belowlast_img

Pentagon: US Strikes Iran-Backed Group That Hit Iraq Base

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said.U.S. officials said multiple strikes by U.S. fighter jets hit five locations and mainly targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq. A Defense Department statement said the strikes targeted five weapons storage facilities “to significantly degrade their ability to conduct future attacks.”The strikes marked a rapid escalation in tensions with Tehran and its proxy groups in Iraq, just two months after Iran carried out a massive ballistic missile attack against American troops at a base in Iraq. They came just hours after top U.S. defense leaders threatened retaliation for the Wednesday rocket attack, making clear that they knew who did it and that the attackers would be held accountable.“The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests, or our allies,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. “As we have demonstrated in recent months, we will take any action necessary to protect our forces in Iraq and the region.”The Pentagon statement said the facilities hit in the precision strikes were used to store weapons used to target the U.S. and coalition forces. It called the counterattack “defensive, proportional and in direct response to the threat” posed by the Iranian-backed Shia militia groups.U.S. officials said the locations of the strikes were largely around the Baghdad region. One U.S. official said there were two strikes at Jurf al-Sakher, one in Karbala, one at Al-Musayib, and one at Arab Nawar Ahmad. The official said the U.S. expected casualties would be lower than 50, and said the main effort was to hit the weapons.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because some details about the operations had not yet been made public.An official with the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Units told The Associated Press that two Iraqi federal police personnel were killed in Jurf al-Sakher. An Iraqi military statement said the aerial “aggression” occurred at 1:15 a.m. in the areas of Jurf al-Sakher, Al-Musayib, Najaf and Alexandria on the headquarters of the Popular Mobilization Units, emergency regiments and commandos of the 9th division of the Iraqi army.Esper told reporters at the Pentagon earlier Thursday that President Donald Trump had given him the authority to take whatever action he deemed necessary.“We’re going to take this one step at a time, but we’ve got to hold the perpetrators accountable,” Esper said. “You don’t get to shoot at our bases and kill and wound Americans and get away with it.”At the White House, Trump had also hinted that a U.S. counterpunch could be coming, telling reporters, “We’ll see what the response is.” And Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Pentagon reporters the U.S. knows ”with a high degree of certainty” who launched the attack.On Capitol Hill earlier in the day, Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, told senators the deaths of U.S. and coalition troops created a “red line” for the U.S., but said he didn’t think Iran has “a good understanding of where our red line is.”Asked if any counterattack could include a strike inside Iran, Esper said, “We are focused on the group that we believe perpetrated this in Iraq.”Two U.S. troops and one British service member were killed and 14 other personnel were wounded when 18 rockets hit the base Wednesday. The U.S. military said the 107 mm Katyusha rockets were fired from a truck launcher that was found by Iraqi security forces near the base after the attack.U.S. officials have not publicly said what group they believe launched the rocket attack, but Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shia militia group, was the likely perpetrator. And the U.S. strikes, which came in the middle of the night in Iraq, targeted that group.Kataib Hezbollah was responsible for a late December rocket attack on a military base in Kirkuk that killed a U.S. contractor, prompting American military strikes in response.That in turn led to protests at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. They were followed Jan. 3 by a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s most powerful military officer, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a leader of the Iran-backed militias in Iraq, of which Kataib Hezbollah is a member. In response to the Soleimani killing, Iran launched a massive ballistic missile attack on Jan. 8, at al-Asad air base in Iraq, that resulted in traumatic brain injuries to more than 100 American troops.McKenzie told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning that the killing of Soleimani and the increase in U.S. troops and assets in the region has made clear to Iran that the U.S. will defend its interests there. He said the U.S. has re-established a level of deterrence for state-on-state attacks by Iran.However, he said: “What has not been changed is their continuing desire to operate through their proxies indirectly again us. That is a far more difficult area to deter.”On Thursday, Esper and Milley said they spoke with their British counterparts about the attack, but declined to provide details.Asked why none of the rockets was intercepted, Milley said there are no systems on the base capable of defending against that type of attack.He also said the 14 injured personnel were a mix of U.S. and allied troops as well as contractors, and they will also be monitored for possible traumatic brain injury in the wake of the blasts.last_img read more

Iowa sees 14 more COVID-19 deaths, highest one-day total so far — new cases confirmed in our area

first_img32 22 31 2 11 Floyd 1412 Wright21 1 12 Worth Hancock 1 91 21 DES MOINES — Governor Reynolds announced 302 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state for a total now of 7145 cases. 89% of the new cases in today’s report are from the 22 counties where restrictions will remain in place until May 15th.14 more deaths were reported, the highest one-day total reported so far, with the Iowa death toll increasing to 162. Today’s report shows 269 confirmed cases have recovered for a total now of 2697.Locally, there were two new cases in today’s report. Butler County has a new case in an 18-40 year old, while Kossuth County has a new case in a person aged 41-60. Today’s report shows a removal of a case from Wright County, while the case reported by Floyd County health officials on Wednesday does not show up in today’s report.Including the first Floyd County case, the number of total cases in our immediate listening area is now up to 39. 14 of the cases are from Cerro Gordo County; nine from Butler; three each from Hancock and Wright; two each from Franklin, Kossuth, Mitchell and Winnebago; and single cases in Floyd and Worth. Of those 39 cases in our listening area, 23 have fully recovered. Mitchell 21 1 Butler342 Confirmed CasesChildAdult (18-40)Middle (40-60)Older (60-80)Elderly (81+)TotalDeathsRecovered Winnebago11 Franklin11 Kossuth11 22 Cerro Gordo266 Area Total0101811039023last_img read more

New blow for Barcelona as Suarez ruled out for a month

first_imgBarcelona, Spain | AFP |  Troubled Barcelona were dealt a new blow ahead of the start of the Spanish league season when Luis Suarez was ruled out for a month with a knee injury on Thursday.The Uruguayan striker suffered the injury in the second half of Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat away to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, although he played on to the end as Barcelona lost 5-1 on aggregate.“Luis Suarez will be out of action for around four weeks. Tests carried out on Thursday morning confirm that the Uruguayan has a distension in the posterior articular capsule in his right knee picked up in the second half of the Clasico on Wednesday in the Santiago Bernabeu,” said Barcelona in a statement in English published on their website.The news means Suarez will miss Barcelona’s first three games of the season in La Liga, at home to Betis on Sunday, away to Alaves on August 26 and at home to Espanyol on September 9.He will also miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifying ties against Argentina on August 31 and Paraguay on September 5 and is likely to sit out his club’s first Champions League group game on September 12 or 13.Barcelona also revealed that defender Gerard Pique is a doubt for the meeting with Betis due to a groin strain, meaning further bad news for the Spanish giants whose summer has been overshadowed by the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. Football: Barca new boy Paulinho confident despite fan scepticismBrazil midfielder Paulinho is confident he can make an impression at his new club Barcelona amid scepticism from supporters of the Spanish giants about his signing. The 29-year-old was presented to media at the Camp Nou on Thursday following a 40 million-euro ($47 million) transfer from the Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.The robust Paulinho is the club’s first signing since the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record 222 million euros.He is not a technical player in the mould of club legends Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta. He was a key element of the Brazil side humiliated on home soil in the 2014 World Cup and left for China two years ago after struggling in his last spell in Europe with Tottenham Hotspur.All that explains why his arrival has not been warmly received by the Barca fanbase — over 80 percent of supporters urged the club not to sign him for over 20 million euros in a survey conducted by Barcelona sports daily Mundo Deportivo.But after passing a medical on Thursday he said: “This is a very special moment in my life, in my career. I thank all those for the effort they made to bring me here.“I am going to try to make up for that by playing well on the field. I come here full of confidence and I will do a good job.”Paulinho was joined by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, with the club under pressure to strengthen the squad following the loss of Neymar and the comprehensive defeats in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup to bitter rivals Real Madrid.“He is a player the club were interested in for a long time and we must thank him for the effort he made to come here,” said Bartomeu of Paulinho, who has signed a four-year deal with a 120 million-euro buyout clause.Paulinho, who will wear the number 15 jersey, is the club’s third summer signing after Gerard Deulofeu was brought back to Barca from Everton and Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo arrived from Benfica.Ernesto Valverde’s side begin their La Liga campaign at home to Betis on Sunday evening.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

World champion Hamilton dismisses tax ‘dodge’ row

first_imgHamilton’s lawyers have said the tax structure leading to the VAT refund was entirely legal. Noting that his spokesmen had already put out a press release, Hamilton said “I don’t really have much more to add.”“I’ve just come from this great period of time with my family and friends that I have this huge wave of positive energy and nothing can really dent that,” he said.“That doesn’t distract me from my core values and also what I’m here to do, which is trying to win this Brazilian Grand Prix for the second time in my life in 10 years.” Share on: WhatsApp Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday dismissed a row over his avoidance of taxes on a luxury jet, saying he’s only thinking about this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.“I’m just solely focused on trying to win this race this weekend. I still have two races to go. I don’t really have anything to add to the whole scenario that’s happening,” he told reporters in Brazil’s biggest city ahead of Sunday’s race.The British driver, who was crowned world champion for the fourth time last month in Mexico City, reportedly got a £3.3 million ($4.4 million, €3.7 million) VAT refund in 2013 after his airplane was imported into the Isle of Man — a low-tax British Crown Dependency.The allegation was part of revelations in the so-called Paradise Papers, a trove of documents about the tax avoidance practices of the rich leaked from elite accountancy firm Appleby to the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.last_img read more

Klopp calls for Liverpool focus after Euro spree

first_imgBut having seen his team crash 4-1 at Tottenham Hotspur after thrashing Maribor 7-0 earlier in the group phase, Klopp is desperate for his men not to ease up ahead of Sunday’s derby clash with Everton.“We showed tonight that we learnt from the mistake we made in Seville,” Klopp said, referring to Liverpool’s 3-3 draw against Sevilla on their previous Group E outing, when they had squandered a 3-0 lead.“Now we have to show that we learnt from the mistake we made after Maribor when we faced Tottenham. We will be ready again on Sunday and if the crowd are ready to help us, it would be nice again.”A brace from Coutinho, the first a penalty, and an opportunistic Firmino strike put Liverpool 3-0 up inside 18 minutes and they turned the screw after half-time.Mane and Coutinho struck in quick succession, the latter completing his first Liverpool hat-trick, before further neatly worked goals from Mane and Salah took the team’s goal tally to 32 in nine matches.Klopp could not disguise the extent to which he had enjoyed watching his team, saying they had scored “fantastic goals, unbelievably nice goals”, but there was an accompanying note of caution. – ‘Learn a lesson’ –As group winners, Liverpool should theoretically receive a kinder draw in the last 16, but with Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid among their potential opponents, Klopp does not expect any favours.“I think it’s really strange this year in the group phase,” said the German after Liverpool ended a nine-year wait to reach the knockout phase.“In the last 16 of the Champions League, they’re always strong sides, but this year it’s quite special.“I don’t think you can often face Bayern Munich and Real Madrid and Juventus in the last 16 if you win the group. And all the others. That’s quite interesting.“(Chelsea manager) Antonio Conte said it yesterday: there are no easy opponents.“I don’t think anybody will be happy when they get us in the draw, so we will not be happy when we see who we will face in the next round. But we will be ready, that’s for sure.”Spartak coach Massimo Carrera, whose team dropped into the Europa League, issued a scathing verdict on his side’s performance, saying his players had “almost played like they were afraid”.But he said playing in the Champions League had been a broadly positive experience.“If we forget today’s result, our campaign went pretty well,” said the Italian, whose team face city rivals CSKA Moscow this weekend.“We knew it would be a good result to go through to the Europa League and we achieved it.“We’ll try to forget this game for now, but we’ll try to learn a lesson from it.”Share on: WhatsApp “We should not think it will be like this from now on until the end of our entire lives,” he said.Emre Can received a booking that rules him out of the first leg of Liverpool’s last-16 tie and Klopp admitted an injury that forced left-back Alberto Moreno to limp off in tears had further dampened the mood.“We come to the little shadow tonight that Alberto Moreno needed to get substituted,” said Klopp.“It was a strange situation. He’s a tough guy and if he cannot continue the game, then we should consider it could be something serious.“In the treatment room he was a little bit more positive, so maybe we are lucky and it’s not too serious.”center_img Liverpool players celebrate . They crashed Spartak Moscow 7-0 to reach the last 16Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp urged his Liverpool players not to succumb to the hype generated by their own scintillating performances after they crushed Spartak Moscow to reach the Champions League knockout rounds.Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ shone in a 7-0 trouncing of Spartak on Wednesday, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a hat-trick, Sadio Mane claiming a double and both Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah finding the net.last_img read more