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                                      MILAN -- Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday. Yeezy 350 Goedkoop .Roma had drawn the first leg 1-1 after Thomas Vermaelen was sent off and it was again made to pay for poor discipline as Daniele De Rossi was dismissed in the 39th minute and Emerson Palmieri, followed him five minutes after halftime.Despite the numerical disadvantage, Roma pushed hard but could not cancel out Felipe Augustos early opener and two goals in as many minutes from Miguel Layun and Jesus Corona sealed matters.We had prepared for it well, but we started badly, Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman said. We played one game in 10 and the other in nine. It could be a mental problem because physically we are fine. We knew what we had to do on the pitch, but we didnt do it. We didnt play well and I dont know why.Though Roma tried to turn the game around, Strootman pinpointed Layuns strike as the definitive blow.Even with nine men we tried everything, he said. But when we went 2-0 down it was all over. Now its difficult to get back up, we are all angry. But we have to think about the league because we have to do better. No one is to blame, we lost together.Monaco beat Villarreal 1-0 to advance to the 32-team group-stage draw in Monaco on Thursday following a 3-1 aggregate victory. Celtic also squeezed through despite a 2-0 loss to Champions League newcomer Hapoel Beer Sheva, after winning the first leg 5-2.There was no fairytale for Irish side Dundalk after a 1-1 draw at 10-man Legia Warsaw, which progressed 3-1 on aggregate to reach the group stage for the first time in 21 years.Ludogorets Razgrad drew 2-2 at Viktoria Plzen to advance 4-2 on aggregate.Italian clubs have failed in the playoffs for five of the last six seasons, typically leaving Serie A with only two representatives among Europes elite.Roma was looking to end that streak but went behind after less than eight minutes as Felipe was left unmarked at the back post to head in Otavios free kick.Romas chances of progressing diminished when De Rossi, who was being played in defense, was sent off for a rash tackle on Maxi Pereira.Coach Luciano Spalletti took off Leandro Paredes to introduce Emerson but the Brazilian was also shown a straight red card for a horrendous challenge on Corona.Roma upped the pressure but goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny gifted Porto its second of the night in the 73rd minute. Caught out in no-mans land on a Porto counterattack, Layun rounded him far out from his goal before firing across into the empty net.Corona scored the third moments later, when he blasted past Szczesny at the near post.Villarreal was hoping to overturn a 2-1 first-leg defeat and ensure Spain once again had five teams in the group-stage draw.But Monaco dominated and Fabinho scored from the spot after Mateo Musacchio handled the ball in the area.Celtic had lost in the playoff round for the past two seasons and the perennial Scottish champion almost threw away the tie despite a commanding first-leg advantage.Saidy Janko tripped Ovidiu Hoban to concede a penalty in the 15th minute, although television replays indicated that the foul was outside the area.Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon saved Maharan Radis spot-kick but swiftly went from hero to villain.Six minutes later Gordon, and defender Kieran Tierney got in each others way, allowing Ben Sahars header to squeeze past them into the net.Another defensive mix-up three minutes after the break, this time between Gordon and Janko, led to the ball spilling out of the goalkeepers hands and allowing Hoban a tap-in. The blunder ensured a nervy 42 minutes for Celtic.The losing teams go into the Europa League group stage. Yeezy 350 Bestellen . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. Yeezy 350 Kopen Nederland . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. http://www.yeezy350nederland.com/ . Clarkson had been dealing with an elbow injury in early January and will be out of action for at least one week. He has three goals and five assists through 36 games with the Leafs this season. Nagpur, December 2015. In a match that will be remembered for the havoc the spinners caused, South Africas fast bowlers were hurting India with reverse swing. Morne Morkel had swung one in to bowl Ajinkya Rahane, and swung one away to nick off Virat Kohli.At 116 for 5, in walked Wriddhiman Saha. He got off the mark on the fourth ball he faced, edging Morkel wide of gully. Then Kagiso Rabada, playing only his third Test match, replaced Morkel and showed his precocious gifts included an ability to manipulate the old-ball. He curled three balls away from Saha, all on a good length, and beat him three times in a row. Sahas bat was swishing at the ball, its angle far from perpendicular, and his front foot, skating rather than stepping forward, was catching up after the ball had passed.Saha would be beaten repeatedly by Rabada that afternoon, but at the end of it, aided partially by the fortune of missing rather than edging all those balls, he would become the only Indian batsman to play an innings lasting over 100 balls in the match. It wasnt news to anyone that Saha could fight for his runs. He had done it many times before, whether it was at the same ground on a Test debut made in strange circumstances five years previously, or in Adelaide, Sydney, Galle or Colombo. But there had always seemed something homespun, something not wholly secure about his technique.He seemed to have, all at once, a short front-foot stride, a tendency to try and compensate by reaching for the ball, a dominant bottom hand that caused his bat to trace unusual arcs while driving, and a tendency to play across his front pad. And here he was, playing another innings of grit and smarts making up for an iffy technique. He was playing for a team that was beginning to play five specialist bowlers at every opportunity, as the wicketkeeper-batsman bridging a short top-order and a long lower-order. His wicketkeeping was often a joy to watch, but was his batting good enough to hold down a long-term place in a side packed with bowlers?On Monday afternoon Saha walked in with India 126 for 5 and R Ashwin at the other end. At the start of the series, Ashwin had been promoted to No. 6, one place above Saha in the batting order. It was a statement of confidence in Ashwins batting, but it could also be read as a statement of mistrust in Sahas.None of that really mattered now. India were desperate for a partnership. Their scoring rate had dwindled considerably, but there was no quick-fix. Saha, at any rate, wasnt looking for one. He got off the mark on the fifth ball he faced, and waited until his 33rd ball to score his next runs. In that early phase of his innings, Jason Holder - against whom he scored no runs off 22 balls - did not bowl outside off stump as he has mostly done through this series but on and around it, his line a constant but his length never predictable, making Saha play as much as possible.There was one iffy leave that could have resulted in a wicket another day - the ball came in to hit his front pad, and ball-tracking suggested it may have hit off stump - but Saha was otherwise secure, the most impressive feature of his play the lateness - and closeness to his body - of his defensive play, particularly against the odd ball that jumped at him. Yeezy 350 Kopen. Early on the second day, Saha produced a superlative example of this against Shannon Gabriel. The ball reared uncomfortably at him, but he seemed to have a little extra moment to adjust, get on top of the bounce and drop his bottom hand upon impact. It rolled away harmlessly into the leg side.By now, he had gone past fifty, and was in tune with the pace - slower than day one - and bounce, still generous, of the pitch. By now, he was in the third distinct phase of his innings.The first two phases had come on the first afternoon, fetching him 12 runs in his first 71 balls and 34 off his next 51, a bulk of them against the second new ball. His last two scoring shots before stumps had been boundaries, a flick and a straight drive off successive Holder deliveries. Now, at the start of day two, Saha was retrenching; he scored only 10 runs off the first 42 balls of the day, and India only 21 in their first 13 overs. West Indies, as they had done ever since the second Test at Sabina Park, were bowling with control, with discipline.They had an ally in the slowest outfield in a series of slow outfields. Ashwin, who had scored 48.79% of his Test runs in boundaries before this match, had only hit four fours in 227 balls. He was batting on 83, and Saha on 56. At that point came the first drinks break of the day, and perhaps India decided then that Saha would shift gears.Off only the second ball he faced after drinks, Saha steered a wide, full ball from Alzarri Joseph, a ball he may have left alone before the break, to the point boundary. A couple of overs later, he slog-swept Roston Chase over midwicket. Chase had bowled - and been allowed to bowl, by Indias situation - with no one on the square boundary on the leg side for most of his 24 overs till that point. The partnership had taken India out of trouble and perhaps to parity, and this shot seemed to signal a shift in the balance of play.Saha has made a number of attacking hundreds in the Ranji Trophy, but he hadnt, before this, had any real opportunity to showcase his range of shots in Test cricket. Now he had his chance. He became willing to whip balls off the stumps and into the leg side, even if it meant meeting them with a closed bat-face. One such whip, off Miguel Cummins, went over the fielder at square leg and ran away for four. Then came a pull, and a couple of drives through the off side, one along the ground, squarer off Gabriel, and the other in the air, straighter off Kraigg Brathwaites offspin.As Ashwin inched towards his hundred at the other end, Saha threatened to overtake him. At lunch, they were batting on 99 and 93 respectively.Ashwin got to the mark first, doing so for the fourth time in his career. Then it was Sahas turn, and this was his first time. He drove Chase against the turn, ran two, and paused, kneeling by the pitch, to undo his helmet strap, before rising to take it all in. He was 31 years and 291 days old, playing the 14th Test match of a six-and-a-half-year career mostly spent as an understudy to a wicketkeeping great. He was here now, this was his moment. ' ' '