Spain Breaks Host Nation Germany’s Hearts With Late Winner

Jul 6 2024 Share

European giants Spain have broken millions of German hearts as La Roja managed to overcome the host nation with a last minute extra time winner in Stuttgart.

With only 65 seconds of the tense match left and a penalty shootout looking inevitable, the always reliable Mikel Merino stepped up and scored the goal to send Spain to another Euros semi-final and to shatter all German dreams and hopes of a historical Euros win at home.

It was clear throughout the match that Germany who had the oldest squad at the Euros, struggled to contain Spain’s youthful energy and pace with Lamine Yamal, Nico Williams and Dani Olmo all shining against the experienced German backline.

Olmo especially stole the show scoring the opener and assisting Mikel Merino for Spain’s late winner.

After the match German manager Julian Nagelsmann stated “I’m fighting back tears because it was very emotional.”

“I’ve always said that we need the fans in the country behind us, we did our best for them… the feeling was special.”

Spain will now face favourites France in the semi-final, with the second semi-final between Netherlands, Türkiye, Switzerland and England set to be determined on Saturday evening.


Netflix’s New Superhero Show Has Users Binge-Watching First Season

Jul 6 2024 Share

Netflix users are flocking to social media in awe of a ‘modern day superhero story with a few twists’ which they’ve already binge-watched all of.

Superhero fans, prepare for a new favourite, because a new British superhero TV series has just dropped and is taking Netflix by storm.

The series was created and directed by Rapman – Andrew Onwubolu MBE (Blue Story) with Sebastian Thiel also directing three episodes. It stars the likes of Tosin Cole (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Adelyao Adedayo (The Responder), Yasmin Monet Prince (Hanna), Eric Kofi-Abrefa (Blue Story), Josh Tedeku (A Town Called Malice), and Nadine Mills (The Strangers).

The story centres around five Londoners who all share a family history of sickle cell disease. However, instead of developing the disease, they end up obtaining superpowers and much more, eventually finding each other. But will they be able to survive when an organisation starts hunting them down?

The six-episode series, titled Supacell, was released on Netflix on June 27. Speedy viewers have already binge-watched their way through and flooded social media with their thoughts. In its first week, Supacell gained 33.5 million views and 6.4 million hours of views, hitting number two overall in Netflix’s Top 10 for the week of June 24 to 30, according to ScreenRant.


Portugal’s EURO Journey Ends in Tears for Ronaldo

Portugal's Euro Journey Ends in Tears for Ronaldo
Jul 6 2024 Share

In a heartbreaking conclusion to Portugal’s UEFA Euro 2024 campaign, national heroes and veterans Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe faced an emotional exit following their loss to France in the quarter-finals.

Portugal manager Roberto Martinez has stated that “no individual decisions” have been made regarding the international futures of Ronaldo and Pepe, both of whom have been key figures throughout the tournament.

Ronaldo, 39, played every minute of Portugal’s shootout win over Slovenia in the last 16 and their subsequent penalty defeat to France. Despite his experience, Ronaldo had a challenging tournament, failing to score in any of his five appearances. He missed an extra-time penalty against Slovenia but redeemed himself in the shootout. However, he once again appeared frustrated during the loss to France, leading to speculation about his future with the national team.

Pepe, at 41, made history by becoming the oldest player in European Championship history. His contributions on the field were invaluable, and his emotional embrace with Ronaldo after the match was an emotional moment in Portugal’s football history. The 41-year-old was in tears as Ronaldo consoled him.

“His tears are frustration,” Martinez commented. “Pepe is a role model in Portuguese football. What he did tonight and in the tournament will stay with us for the next generations.”


Help Needed for Injured Kitten Rescued from Car Engine

Help Needed for Injured Kitten Rescued from Car Engine
Jul 6 2024 Share
In a recent heartfelt request, a member of the local animal awareness group ‘RUBS PUPPY LOVE’ has reached out for help in raising funds for a kitten named Ash.
Last week, Ash was rescued from a car engine, sustaining a serious injury that resulted in a fracture in his distal end femur. His surgery is scheduled for Monday at Happy Paws, but financial support is urgently needed to cover the costs.

The rescue team has already incurred expenses for X-rays, sedation, and defleaing, as evidenced by the first receipt shared with the community. Despite these initial costs, the issue now is to fund Ash’s surgery to ensure he receives the necessary treatment for a full recovery.

In their message, the rescuer expressed immense gratitude for any contributions, emphasising the impact each donation would have on Ash’s journey to health. Once Ash recovers, he will also be seeking a forever home, promising a loving addition to a kind-hearted family.

Contributions can be made via BOV & Revolut at +356 79472222.