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Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Roma: Ukrainian side come from behind to gain slender advantage over Serie A club

Shakhtar have only reached the quarter-finals once before after beating Roma in 2011 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco bemoaned his side’s inability to hold on to their lead after Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind in the first leg of thire Champions League last-16 encounter. Young Turk Cengiz Under scored his fifth goal in four games to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in Kharkiv, but Facundo Ferreyra equalised early in the second half and a stunning free-kick from Fred earned Shakhtar a 2-1 victory and a…

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New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

Researchers in the US have used a new scanning technique to discover a painting underneath one of Pablo Picasso’s great works of art, the Crouching Woman (La Misereuse Accroupie). Underneath the oil painting is a landscape of Barcelona which, it turns out, Picasso used as the basis of his masterpiece. The new x-ray fluorescence system is cheaper than alternative art scanning systems – and it is portable, making it available to any gallery that wants it. Details were revealed at the American Association for the Advancement for Science in Austin,…

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Arsenal FC news: Henrikh Mkhitaryan determined to put Manchester United woes behind him

Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he has nothing to prove after leaving Manchester United to join up with best friend Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal. The 29-year-old ended a largely unhappy spell at Old Trafford as he moved south in a swap deal with contract rebel Alexis Sanchez. Despite a big-money move to United in the summer of 2016, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho never appeared convinced by Mkhitaryan. The Armenia international often found himself on the fringes of the team but now has a new lease of life at Arsenal, setting up…

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What's behind the Justin Timberlake backlash?

This should have been a triumphant week for Justin Timberlake. His fifth album Man of the Woods – billed as a return to the singer’s Tennessee roots – came out on Friday, and he played the Super Bowl Half Time Show two days later, making him the only artist to grace the coveted stage three times. But both the record and his performance have been savaged by critics. Here’s a sample of the comments. On Man of the Woods: “We are now approaching the 12th year of the national delusion…

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Child abuse images behind Apple's Telegram ban

Apple removed messaging app Telegram from its app store because some users were sharing images of child abuse. The explanation was revealed in an email from Phil Schiller, manager of the App Store, which was published by Apple news site 9to5Mac. The secure messaging app returned to the app store within hours with fixes to prevent the illegal content being served to users, it said. Mr Shiller said users “who posted this horrible content” had been banned. The email, which 9to5Mac said it had verified with Apple read: The Telegram…

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