Juventus beat Roma in thrilling encounter

Jan 9 2022 Share

In what was an important match for both team’s Champions League aspirations, Juventus edged out Roma 4 goals to 3. The game was everything a neutral fan would dream of, whilst surely stressful for the Juventus and Roma fans. The match included  a penalty, a red card, a superb free kick and an insane come back from Juventus.


Roma were the better team in the beginning and that showed when in the 11th minute they scored, through a Tammy Abraham header. The start from Roma was unexpected but it seemed that new signing Ainsley Maintland-Niles and Mourinho’s decision to switch to a back 4 helped. Despite Roma’s perfect start, Paolo Dybala managed to equalize from a stunning finish only 7 minutes after Abraham’s opener.

The beginning of the  second half like the first saw Roma dominating and scoring early, as in the 48th minute Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored with the help of a Rugani deflection. The Roma team with their positive momentum would go on to extend their lead in the 53rd minute from an incredible Lorenzo Pellegrini free kick.

Juventus looked like they forgot how to score, until the 70th minute when summer signing Manuel Locatelli converted in a beautiful Alvaro Morata cross. The Bianconeri who now seemed like an entirely different team found the surprising equalizer in the 72nd minute when Swede Dejan Kuluveski managed to smash the ball in the net. Their 4th goal of the game would not take long to come as inverted left back Mattia De Sciglio managed to keep his calm and give Juventus the shock lead.

When everyone thought that the match had cooled down, Juventus defender  Matthijs de Ligt got a red card for  handling the ball in the penalty box and gave Roma a big chance to equalize. Captain and scorer of previous free kick Lorenzo Pellegrini stepped up but ultimately missed after a highly impressive save from Polish keeper Wojciech Szczęsny. The match ended in a dramatic Juventus win to keep their top 4 chances alive


How to unlock your happy hormones | by Ed’s Common Sense

How to unlock your happy hormones | by Ed's Common Sense
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Knowing what you seek to achieve is half the battle, and not everyone understands the complexity on making oneself happy. From savouring the little everyday wins to having solace in the company of a loved one. It is important to understand the meaning and the function of happy hormones and this week, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Dr. Edward Curmi is here to help us learn how to unlock them.

Dr. Edward Curmi is also the author of 2 self-help books titled Ed’s Common Sense.

Serotonin: The Happy Hormone

  • Listening to music
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Meditation
  • Keeping a journal

Dopamine: The Reward Chemical

  • Eating good food
  • Sleeping well
  • Finishing tasks
  • Celebrating wins

Oxytocin: The Love Chemical

  • Hugging a loved one
  • Kissing
  • Playing with your pet
  • Giving a compliment

Endorphin: Stress and Pain Reliever

  • Exercise
  • Laughing
  • Chocolate
  • Physical contact


December 30 was 2021’s busiest day of the year for Gozo Channel ferries

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Malta’s second pandemic-era Christmas and New Year period did not necessarily mean that the country was at a complete standstill, with more passengers and vehicles crossing the channel than the previous year.

Television Malta have reported that Gozo Channel ferries carried more than 137,000 passengers during this period, which is an increase of over 11,000 compared to 2020. 53,300 vehicles crossed the channel between December 23 and January 3, an increase of 1,628.

These increased figures led to 100 more ferry trips than the previous year, amounting to a total of 1,134. The busiest day in general for Gozo Channel was Thursday December 30, where the ferries carried 17,200 passengers.

Did you board a Gozo Channel vessel in December?


Ċirkewwa delays expected as Għadira road works to begin on Monday

Ċirkewwa delays expected as Għadira road works to begin on Monday
Jan 9 2022 Share

If you were planning on travelling between Malta and Gozo over the next few months, you will probably experience delays on your way to Ċirkewwa as Infrastructure Malta are expected to begin road works at Għadira on Monday.

In a social media post on Saturday, Infrastructure Malta reported that, together with the Water Services Corporation, they are laying new underground pipelines and rebuilding the northbound carriageway at Il-Marfa Road. This means that from Monday January 10 and for the next few months, the road will be open with one lane in each direction only (through the southbound carriageway).

As of Monday, Infrastructure Malta will also be working on a number of other roads which include Dun Nerik Cordina Perez Street in Hamrun linking to Qormi and rebuilding Durumblat Road in Mosta.

Send this story to someone who frequents these roads to let them know.


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