Barca still world beaters and not scared by assured Bayern, says Vidal

first_imgBut Chilean midfielder Vidal, who played for Bayern between 2015 and 2018, said his side were still as strong as ever on their day, not least because they have six-times world player of the year Lionel Messi leading the way.”Bayern will be confident but they must know that tomorrow they’re not playing any old team in the Bundesliga, they’re playing against Barca,” Vidal told a virtual news conference.”I understand the pessimism but we are the best team in the world. The problem is that we don’t always show it on the pitch and we recently lost the league. But we have Leo, we have the best players and we want to prove ourselves.”Messi was at his irresistible best in his side’s 3-1 win over Napoli in the last-16 second leg but the Argentine’s goal statistics (3) in this year’s competition make for poor reading next to Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, who has netted 13 times. Vidal tipped his hat to his former team mate but dismissed the claim, made by Matthaus, that the Polish forward was better than Messi.”Lewandowski is extraordinary, very dangerous, an insatiable goalscorer,” he said.”It’s going to be very difficult to stop him but it’s impossible to compare him with Messi, who is from another planet.”But you could say that Lewandowski is the best striker in the world alongside Luis Suarez.” Topics : Barcelona remain the best team in the world on their day and will overcome Bayern Munich in Friday’s blockbuster Champions League quarter-final if they play to their potential, midfielder Arturo Vidal has said.Bayern are heavy favourites to beat Barca after sweeping to a domestic double of the Bundesliga and Cup as well as swatting Chelsea aside 7-1 on aggregate in the last 16, while the Catalans ended the season empty handed.The build-up to the match in Lisbon has seen a number of high profile figures back Bayern, including Germany great Lothar Matthaus, who said the Bavarians would have “to do a lot of things badly to lose to this Barca”.last_img read more

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Local bands performing in opening day parade

first_imgCINCINNATI, Ohio — Local bands will be performing in the 98th Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Monday (4/3).East Central High School Marching Band and Guard, Jac-Cen-Del Marching Band, Franklin County High School Marching Band, and South Dearborn Marching Band will all be performing in the parade on Monday.The parade is scheduled to begin at noon.last_img

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Former pediatrician charged with dealing drugs

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens filed multiple charges on a former pediatrician including two counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance as a Level 2 Felony, two counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance as a Level 5 Felony with enhancing circumstances and Possession of Methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances as a Level 5 Felony.The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Postal Inspectors contacted Dearborn County law enforcement regarding a package addressed to 19843 Lakeview Drive in Hidden Valley that was mailed from a known drug source area in Oregon. Upon further investigation, the Inspector pulled the package for further review and asked for a narcotics canine. After a narcotics canine indicated positively of the presence of drugs, the Inspector obtained a federal search warrant and executed for the contents of the package. Inside, the Inspector found approximately nine hundred (900) milliliters of hash oil. An address search indicated the residence was that of Chad Alan Hargrove.Prosecutor Deddens was grateful for the catch, “United States Postal Inspectors receive extensive training and education in identifying packages that could contain illegal items, including drugs, and we are certainly thankful for that training and diligence.”Following the homeowner accepting the package, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of Chad Alan Hargrove. Hargrove, 33, is a medical school graduate and previously a pediatrician in the State of Illinois.Upon a search of the residence, Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit Detectives and Postal Inspectors found multiple illegal items, including a large number of empty vape pens, approximately 3,420 grams of “dabs” (a highly concentrated marijuana extract), ecstasy, Psilocybin (psychedelic) mushrooms, multiple strips of hallucinogenic drugs commonly known as LSD, methamphetamine, numerous loaded firearms, and cash, as well as multiple items used in the manufacture and distribution of THC and other drugs, including vaping cartridges and empty pill capsules.“Through the investigative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in two states, we were able to find and confiscate a large number of illegal drugs at this home.” Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said. “Thanks to this excellent work, we have prevented further harm to the community by keeping these drugs off our streets.”last_img read more

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