SC/ST Act: Allahabad HC Issues Directions Regarding Timely Service Of Notice Of Bail Pleas To Victim & Placing Of Same Before Court

News UpdatesSC/ST Act: Allahabad HC Issues Directions Regarding Timely Service Of Notice Of Bail Pleas To Victim & Placing Of Same Before Court Sparsh Upadhyay12 Jan 2021 8:29 AMShare This – xWhile hearing the concerns of parties that certain anomalies in the practices of hearing of bail applications/bail appeals under ‘The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989’, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (11th January) issued certain directions regarding placing of bail application/bail appeal under the Act before the Court and timely delivery…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing the concerns of parties that certain anomalies in the practices of hearing of bail applications/bail appeals under ‘The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989’, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (11th January) issued certain directions regarding placing of bail application/bail appeal under the Act before the Court and timely delivery of notice to victim. The Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot noted that Bail applications should be processed expeditiously and placed before the court for hearing in a reasonable and definite time frame.Maturation of a bail application It may be noted that the process of maturation of a bail application before it is placed before the Court, is contained in Rule 18 of Chapter 18 of the Allahabad High Court Rules. However, later on necessary amendments were made to Rule 18 of the Allahabad High Court Rules, reducing the period of notice of bail from ten days to two days. [In this regard, the Court specifically appreciated the efforts put in by Advocate Haider Rizvi, to reform the bail procedures in this Court, and make them consistent with Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India. Due to his efforts, the period of notice was reduced from 10 days to 2 days.] Relevant provisions of the SC & ST Act Now, it is important to note that under the SC & ST Act, rights of victim and witnesses and provisions for grant of bail have got special attention in Section 15 of the Act. Section 15 (A) (3) and (5) are reproduced hereunder: “(3) A victim or his dependent shall have the right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any Court proceeding including any bail proceeding and the Special Public Prosecutor or the State Government shall inform the victim about any proceedings under this Act.” “(5) A victim or his dependent shall be entitled to be heard at any proceeding under this Act in respect of bail, discharge, release, parole, conviction or sentence of an accused or any connected proceedings or arguments and file written submission on conviction, acquittal or sentencing.” [NOTE: Section 15(5) of the Act is a stage subsequent to Section 15 (3) of the Act. Section 15 (5) comes into play only where the victim exercises his/her right to be heard, when the bail is placed before the Court after its period of maturation.] It may be noted that as per Section 15 (A) (3), the State Government or Special Public Prosecutor is nominated as the sole agency with the exclusive statutory duty to inform the victim about the bail proceedings. Also, the phrase “reasonable, accurate and timely notice to the victim” used under Section 15(3) of the Act denotes that the victim has to be given adequate time to prepare his/her defence, prior to placing of the matter before the Court Now, in this backdrop, the Court remarked, “Direct responsibility for service of bail notice upon the victim under the Act is upon the State. The Act does not contemplate sending of bail notice to the victim by the Court.” Importantly, the Court further observed “Failure to serve notice of bail upon the victim, is failure of the State to perform its statutory function. The accused cannot be visited with penal consequences for the default of the State. The erring officials have to be proceeded against as per law.” The Court also said that placement of the bail application/bail appeal before the court cannot be deferred for non-service of notice after the expiry of the time line stipulated below. Further, the Court directed that the bail application/bail appeal under the Act be placed before the Court in strict adherence to the following time line and procedure: The notice of the bail application/ bail appeal under the Act shall be served upon the Government Advocate before 12:00 PM of any working day. The State Government shall ensure that service of notice of the bail application/ bail appeal is effected upon the victim not later than 96 hours after the receipt of the said notice.The victim will be entitled to 72 hours after the receipt of notice of bail. Save in exceptional circumstances which are accepted by the Court, the bail application/ bail appeal under the Act shall be placed before the Court immediately after the expiry of 168 hours/7 days from the time of service of notice of bail application/bail appeal upon the Government Advocate as aforesaid. The report of the service of notice of bail application/ bail appeal shall be submitted by the State authority before the court showing due compliance of the provisions of Section 15(3) of the Act. In case the counsel for the applicant does not move the bail application/bail appeal as per the current procedure to enable it to be placed before the Court 7 days after the initial service of notice, this procedure shall be followed. The applicant or his/ her counsel shall give 96 hours of notice to the Government Advocate as to the exact date on which such application is intended to be moved. The State shall thereafter cause such notice to be served again upon the victim so as to enable him to have “accurate, notice of the proposed bail application”. During this period of 7 days notice of the bail application under the Act, the police authorities shall ensure that appropriate instructions are available with the Government Advocates to assist the Court at the hearing of the bail application/bail appeal. The S.S.P/ D.C.P/S.P. (in districts where there is no post of S.S.P) of the concerned district shall be the nodal officer, who shall supervise the staff charged with the duty of actually serving the notice upon the victim and to provide instructions and relevant material to the Government Advocate on the bail application. In case, there is default on part of such official, the S.S.P./ D.C.P/ S.P. of the concerned district shall take immediate action in accordance with law against such erring official. The process of law cannot move at a bullock cart pace in the age of information technology. Institutions have to upgrade with the latest technological developments. Fruits of technology have to be put in the service of the people Accordingly, the State Government is directed to ensure that requisite infrastructure and trained personnel in the High Court (Office of Government Advocate), as well as in police stations are available to process the traffic of notices by e-mail. The bail application/ bail appeal may be served upon the Government Advocate by e-mail. In case the notice is fully accurate and contains all the relevant annexures, the said service by e-mail shall be sufficient service upon the State. In the event of service of notice of bail application/bail appeal upon Government Advocate by e-mail, the time limit for effecting service of the said notice by the State upon the victim shall be 72 hours and 27 not 96 hours. The bail application in such cases shall be placed before the Court in 144 hours/6 days. The option of e-filing of notice of bail applications/ bail appeals under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, shall be made effective w.e.f. 01.05.2021. Further, the Court directed the Director General of Police to create a State Level Committee headed by Officer not below than the rank of Additional Director General of Police. The committee has been directed to review the working and implementation of the above said directions, streamline procedures, study the possibility of further reducing the time period of notice of bail appeals/bail applications upon the victims, and also examine the action taken against the concerned officials for violating the directions. The Committee has been directed to submit its report on annual basis before the State Government and make appropriate recommendations.Case title – Ajeet Chaudhary v. State of U.P. and Another [Criminal Misc. Bail Application No. – 45784 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story read more

Smulders Piecing Together EOWDC Suction Bucket Jacket Foundations (Video)

first_imgBelgian steel foundations specialist Smulders has shared a video showing the construction of the eleven suction bucket jacket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.Smulders will carry out the final assembly of the eleven foundations at its manufacturing facility in Newcastle.The company was awarded the EOWDC contract by Boskalis which is the overall Tier 1 supplier of the project’s offshore balance of plant (BoP) work for the construction and installation (EPCI) of the offshore infrastructure including the foundations and cabling.Boskalis expects the jackets to be installed at the site some three kilometres off Aberdeen in January 2018, which will be followed by the installation of the 66kV inter-array cables and the export cable.The eleven MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines are scheduled for installation in March 2018.As Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration centre, the 92.5MW EOWDC will trial next generation technology and is expected to contribute to driving down the cost of clean power.The wind farm is expected to generate first power in summer 2018 and operate for 20 years.last_img read more

Rory MacDonald tale of the tape: Career record, highlights, age, height

first_imgMacDonald’s mission when he signed with Bellator was to become a world champion. It was a close fight that would be decided after the fifth round. Lima spent all his energy in previous rounds, and MacDonald found an extra gear to propel him to his first-ever world title. Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald is one of the premier welterweights in the world.The 29-year-old from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada started MMA training at the age of 14 and made his professional debut at 16, defeating Terry Thiara by first-round submission at Extreme Fighting Challenge 4 in October 2005.  From there, MacDonald hasn’t looked back. He went undefeated in his first nine fights when he received a call to make his UFC debut at 20-year-old against Mike Guymon in January 2010. MacDonald won by first-round submission and didn’t look back by going 8-4 inside the Octagon. He beat the likes of Nate Diaz and former UFC champions B.J. Penn and Tyron Woodley.Join DAZN and watch Bellator 220 plus more than 100 fight nights a yearWhat MacDonald is remembered most for during his UFC run was back at UFC 189 in July when he challenged then-welterweight titlist, Robbie Lawler. For 21 minutes, MacDonald and Lawler slung the heavy leather in one of the most violent fights in MMA history. Lawler won by fifth-round TKO, but MacDonald cemented himself on that evening as one of the best welterweights in the world.Wanting a change in scenery, “The Red King” signed with Bellator in the summer of 2016. After demolishing Paul Daley at Bellator 179, MacDonald battled Douglas Lima for the welterweight title at Bellator 192 in January 2018. MacDonald came out on top in a war of attrition by unanimous decision to win the first world championship of his career.MacDonald returns to the cage for the first time in 2019, as he defends the title against Jon Fitch in the opening round of the Bellator welterweight grand prix at Bellator 220.Rory MacDonald tale of the tape: Age, height, bioBirth name: Rory MacDonaldBirthday: July 22, 1989Age: 29Birthplace: Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaNationality: CanadianDivision: WelterweightHeight: 5-foot-11Reach: 76 inchesStance: OrthodoxTotal Fights: 25Career record: 20-5Wins by knockout: 7World titles held (current):  Bellator welterweight champion (current)World titles held (past): King of the Cage lightweight championship, King of the Cage Canadian lightweight championshipLast fight: Loss via first-round TKO to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 206 in September 2018.Next fight: Jon Fitch at Bellator 220 on April 27MORE ABOUT DAZN• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?Notable career highlightsRory MacDonald vs. Terry ThiaraWhen kids turn 16, and they are getting ready to try and obtain a driver’s license. Not MacDonald, who took on Terry Thiara at Extreme Fighting Challenge 4 on October 15, 2005. MacDonald showed age is nothing more than a number, submitting Thiara in the first round. Rory MacDonald vs. Mike GuymonMacDonald had gone 9-0 on the regional circuit in Canada before getting the call from UFC officials to face Guymon at UFC Fight Night on January 11, 2010. UFC president Dana White always says the Octagon jitters are real when it comes to making your UFC debut. MacDonald didn’t get the message, as he submitted Guymon in the first round.Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. PennBy this point at UFC on Fox in December 2012, MacDonald was 4-1 but needed a signature win on his resume. Enter the former two-division champion and one of the all-time greats in MMA history. Could MacDonald pass his toughest test to date?MacDonald showed he was more than ready to answer the bell. He battered Penn from one side of the cage to the other to win a comfortable unanimous decision and earn what would then be the most significant victory of his career and cement himself as someone watch out for as a potential future world champion. Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie LawlerArguably the greatest fight in UFC championship history. MacDonald and Lawler went to war for 21 minutes, with neither willing to take a step back. The savage war of attrition may be pegged by a particular moment between Rounds 4 and 5 when Lawler lowered his head to spit out blood from the brutal fight. The two then stared each other down until they were told to go back to their respective corners. In the fifth round, MacDonald’s face had taken too much punishment. A lethal combination from Lawler sank MacDonald and broke his nose. It was a legendary scrap that will go down as one of the most brutal battles in the Octagon.Rory MacDonald vs. Douglas Limalast_img read more

Nikki Bradley’s next adventure brings her to the Late Late Show!

first_imgThe unstoppable Nikki Bradley is conquering another goal this Friday night when she appears on The Late Late Show.The Letterkenny woman is joining Ryan Tubridy tonight to talk about how she overcame major challenges in life and why she wants to see more women taking up sport.Nikki is a cancer survivor, adaptive adventurer and motivational speaker who has won numerous awards for her achievements. She is a permanent crutch user after having two hip replacements before the age of 26 as a result of treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Now cancer free, she works to raise awareness of Ewing’s Sarcoma and the importance of exercise for rehabilitation through her campaign called Fighting Fit For Ewing’s.In her first Late Late appearance, Nikki will be talking about the gruelling endurance challenges she has completed to raise money for cancer charities. Last year, she became the first crutch user to scale four of Ireland’s highest mountains on crutches.4 Peak Challenge. Photo by Iain MillerShe’s also on a mission to encourage more women to take up sport through her work with the 20×20 campaign.Nikki has recently wrapped up her work on Operation Transformation, where she was a challenge coordinator and a key motivator for the leaders. On International Women’s Day, Nikki’s Late Late appearance is sure to be a moving interview.The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, March 8th at 9.35pm.Nikki Bradley’s next adventure brings her to the Late Late Show! was last modified: March 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Late Late Shownikki bradleylast_img read more

RootsTech: Genealogy Gets Wired to the Gills

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts The conference attendees crowded the hall of the Salt Palace to listen to a librarian who specializes in genealogy talk about online tools like the Internet Archive, Flickr and StoryCorps. There was hardly a seat free in a hall that held several thousand. Par for the course for a tech conference. So far. What sets this conference apart is the average age, which can’t have been below sixty, and the nature of the listeners, the overwhelming majority of whom are not developers or tech marketers, but genealogists. Genealogy, or family history research, is an enterprise that used to primarily feature such cutting edge technology as ledgers and later – gasp! – microfiche, has now firmly landed in the 21st century. RootsTech, sponsored by FamilySearch, is one of the first conferences dedicated to the the application of online technology to historical family research. Putting their technology where their conference is, RootsTech is streaming its keynotes online and the flood of family history bloggers are tweeting it with the #rootstech hashtag. Talks include the use of cloud computing in family research and use of media sharing sites to preserve individual family history. Sessions move from very soft tech, like which genealogical websites to use for what, to very hard, including an examination of the the mobile web and “Bringing Distributed Version Control to Arbitrary Object Graphs.” Perhaps the most interesting undertaking is a programming contest. Programmers were invited to use the FamilySearch API to create a genealogical tool. The winners will receive a small cash prize. Taking place in Salt Lake City, the conference is leveraging the Latter Day Saints’ long-standing love-affair with family research. As far as genealogy goes, the church serves the function that Nike does in sports products in the Northwest, as a center-of-gravity and attractant. The area’s genealogical libraries are legendary and were among the first targets of FamilySearch’s move online beginning in 1989, 104 years after the company’s beginning as the Genealogical Society of Utah. It currently has a vast database that includes over a billion names in its searchable database. In the next day or two I’ll examine the API contests’ contestants and winners and talk to its CEO about the technological future of our families’ pasts. Salt Palace photo by Jingles the Pirate. Yep. Editor’s disclosure: RootsTech covered Mr. Hopkins’ airfare and hotel. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#conferences#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkinslast_img read more

Ingles’ Career Night Leads Jazz over Rockets 116-108

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — Utah had a four-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night when Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Houston Rockets to grab the rebound and finish with a nifty one-handed slam.He did it right near the Jazz bench and his teammates went wild, cheering and pretending to fall backward on each other in awe.Joe Ingles led the Jazz with a career-high 27 points, but it was the star rookie who provided the highlight of the night as the Jazz evened the Western Conference semifinals 1-1 with a 116-108 win.Ingles made a career-best seven 3-pointers and Mitchell added 17 points and a franchise rookie-record 11 assists for his first game this postseason where he scored fewer than 20 points and didn’t lead the team in scoring.But he certainly provided an emotional boost to his team with his highlight-reel worthy play. He smiled broadly when it was brought up postgame, and said he was just trying to get the rebound on his miss when he made a split-second decision.“I just happened to be up there,” he said. “So I said: ‘Why come down with it?’”The Jazz squandered a huge early lead before using a big fourth quarter to regain control and head home for Game 3 on Friday in Utah with a chance to take a series lead over the top-seeded Rockets.Houston Rockets center Nene Hilario, center, looks to pass as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, and forward Jae Crowder (99) defend during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said Mitchell was the key to the win even though he didn’t lead the team in scoring.“He was breaking us down,” D’Antoni said. “He was getting in there and was finding guys in the corner. He’s a handful whether he’s finishing or not.”The Jazz were behind by two with eight minutes left before using a 16-2 run to pull away.After trailing by 25 points at halftime of the 110-96 loss in the series opener, the Jazz jumped out to an early lead in this one and led by as many as 19 in the first half.“Last game, we came out completely opposite. Tonight, they kind of caught us off-guard,” Houston’s James Harden said. “We adjusted to it in that second quarter, but we can’t get down 19 no matter who we’re playing.”Houston regained the lead in the third quarter but couldn’t keep pace with the Jazz in the fourth as their normally potent offense went cold.Harden had 32 points and 11 assists, and Chris Paul added 23 points as Houston fell to the Jazz for the first time this season after winning the first five meetings.Jazz coach Quin Snyder was pleased at his team’s balanced scoring effort on a night six players finished in double figures, and he raved about the contribution of Ingles.“Every time Joe has needed to step up his game, he has been able to,” Snyder said. “He’s committed to that. He knew tonight he would need to make some shots and he was able to do it.”Houston was down by one entering the fourth but Utah scored eight straight points on 3-pointers from Dante Exum and Jae Crowder before Mitchell’s dunk made it 100-94.Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert reach for a pass during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)Harden made a basket after that before Utah scored another eight straight points, with two 3s from Ingles, to make it 108-96 with 4 1/2 minutes left.Harden ended a 2 ½-minute Houston scoring drought with a 3-pointer about a minute later that was the start of a 9-3 run that got the Rockets within 111-105 with 1:46 left. But Rudy Gobert made one of two free throws before Exum put it out of reach with a dunk.Utah led by nine before Houston used a 16-5 run to go up 71-69 for its first lead since it was 6-5 with about seven minutes left in the third. The Jazz went back up 86-85 by the end of the period.After taking just four shots in Game 1 and finishing with 11 points, Gobert got going early Wednesday and had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting by halftime. But he was mostly quiet after the break, and finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.TIP-INSJazz: Snyder said before the game that he didn’t know when point guard Ricky Rubio would return. … Utah assistant Igor Kokoskov was hired as head coach of the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. … Ingles got a technical in the second quarter for arguing with Paul.Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute had four points and four rebounds in his second game back after missing the first series after dislocating his right shoulder on April 10. … Paul also received a technical for barking at Ingles. … Clint Capela finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.THEY SAID ITThe notoriously low-key Harden when told by a reporter that he looked irritated by Utah’s defense on Wednesday: “I look like that all the time. That’s just my facial expression.”UP NEXTThe series moves to Utah where Game 3 is Friday and Game 4 will be played on Sunday.—By KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoEverton boss Marco Silva explains halftime shake-up for Lincoln FA Cup win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Marco Silva explains halftime shake-up for Lincoln FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva admits beaten FA Cup opponents Lincoln City forced him into major halftime changes.Silva took off Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin at the break and replaced them with Andre Gomes and Cenk Tosun, in a sign of how tough Lincoln were making it.”In that moment, I felt we needed a player like Andre,” Silva said.”We completely controlled the game with the ball and were creating problems for them but when they score we started to have some doubts in our build-up and we needed Andre in that moment.”About the situation with Dominic, it was the moment for us to give Cenk the chance to show his quality.”Lincoln brought nearly 5,500 fans to the tie with Goodison almost sold-out and Silva thanked the home support.”Some words for our fans also,” he said.”When you play against Lincoln at home, and with big respect for our opponent, we nearly sold out the stadium and that shows us how important the competition is.”We knew that before the match and they proved and show to us again that is important and the enthusiasm they have when we play in this competition. Congratulations to them.” last_img read more

SHOWTIME PICKS UP DRAKEPRODUCED DEPORTED VET DOC

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Showtime Documentary Films has acquired worldwide rights for the feature-length doc Ready for War.The film explores the causes and effects of deporting U.S. military veterans when they return home — and the forced recruitment into Mexican drug cartels that often awaits in Mexico. Issues explored include PTSD, drug abuse, crime convictions for combat veterans and the broader implications of immigrant soldiers.The story is told through three green card-holding soldiers at various stages in this process. One is in Tijuana fighting to come back to the U.S. and reunite with his family. One is in ICE detention fighting deportation. And the third is already in the clutches of a drug cartel in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. DRAKE (PHOTO BY KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES) Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img

Icardis former agent critical of Wanda

first_imgMauro Icardi’s former agent feels the wife and agent Wanda Nara is a misfit for the star striker suggesting she only cares about money.Wanda and Inter seem to be having a rift over the Icardi’s contract situation and openly revealed they almost sold him to rivals JuventusHowever, the Argentine’s former agent has come out to discredit Wanda’s work.“Icardi has given a lot on the field as a striker,” Ablan Moreno told Football Italia via Radio Sportiva.“However, he has a bad influence beside him, who only thinks of money. His work on the field is phenomenal and he’s grown a lot in Italian football because his mentality and body are perfect for Serie A, but Wanda Nara only cares about money and not his image and value as Inter’s captain.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Any agent can talk about renewal, but the way you do it is very important. You can’t just say ‘these are Icardi’s numbers’ and put everything on social media.“They need to go to Inter and talk instead of putting everything on the internet.”#Icardi’s former agent: ‘Wanda is hurting him. She only thinks about money’ https://t.co/7Ri4RJpHdI pic.twitter.com/KOgbhsgprx— CalcioMercato (En) (@CmdotCom_En) December 19, 2018last_img read more

A game unlike others Allegri

first_imgThe Juventus manager talked about the importance of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series between his side and Atletico Madrid.Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus is set to visit Wanda Metropolitano stadium to play against Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.The game will be the first of two in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And the game between the Bianconeri and Los Colchoneros will be like no others Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri told reporters today in the pre-match press conference.“It’s not a match like any other, it’s an important Last 16 match, just as it was last year, two years ago, three years ago, four years ago and five years ago,” Allegri was quoted by the club’s official website.“This is because for Juventus the Champions League has always been a goal.”“It will be a good match between two teams that have an excellent organization. Atletico has made defending its strength and makes the most of set-pieces,” he added.“It’s the first of two matches and we have to lay the groundwork to get through it.”“We’ve had some difficulties, but the team is now growing in all aspects, but we can’t stop here and have to improve further because we are playing in the Last 16 and have more league games to go,” he explained.“To win, you have to work hard and have a little bit of luck, because the Champions League is like that.”📌 Qui @Metropolitano 🏟#GETREADY #AtletiJuve pic.twitter.com/IF4qOPo1NG— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) February 19, 2019Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Having [Cristiano] Ronaldo is definitely an advantage because in the last 10 years the top scorers of the tournament were him and Messi, but the team must put in a good performance.”“With Ronaldo – the best in the world, you have more chances to win, but it’s not a guarantee,” Allegri continued.The manager took some time to praise Atleti’s coach Diego Simeone too.“He’s done an extraordinary job and above all he manages to make the team work the same way, giving them the right mindset and manages well both the important games and against the medium-small sides in always the same way,” he said.“They always have great humility and great respect for their adversary and they know that they have gotten their results with those characteristics. So congratulations to Simeone.”⚫️⚪️ #GETREADY ⚪️⚫️Your squad list for Wednesday’s round of 16 UEFA Champions League match! @SamiKhedira has stayed in Turin for medical checks.➡️https://t.co/1p59CvlFKS #AtletiJuve #UCL pic.twitter.com/KyFKSjFIYo— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 19, 2019last_img read more