Egan Bernal regained consciousness

Egan Bernal regained consciousness after surgery. Gisin also does without the races in Garmisch. Lugano goalie Schlegel is out for a long time. Ice hockey players Müller and Leemann in isolation. And points for Niederreiter and Josi, frustration at Hischiers Devils. The most important sports reports at a glance.

Football: Salah with Egypt in the quarterfinals

Mohamed Salah dances out the Ivoire Serey Die (left) and Ghislain Konan.

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(sda) Record winner Egypt is in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Liverpool’s star striker Mo Salah’s team won the penalty shoot-out against Ivory Coast 5-4 after 120 goalless minutes.

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly was the only shooter not to score in extra time from 11 yards out. For the losing team, Sion’s Geoffroy Serey Dié came on after the half-hour to replace AC Milan’s Franck Kessie with a rib injury.

Egypt meets Morocco in the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Ice hockey: Beat Gerber has another season coming up

Beat Gerber signed up for a 20th season at SC Bern.

Beat Gerber signed up for a 20th season at SC Bern.

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(sda) Beat Gerber will stay with SC Bern for another season. The 39-year-old defensive defender, who is currently in his 19th professional season with SCB, extended his expiring contract by another year until 2023. A follow-up contract for a function that has yet to be defined after the end of his playing career was confirmed.

With 1202 games played so far, Gerber is the record player in the National League. In addition, the 89-times Swiss international was six times champion with the SCB – also a record.

Rad: Bernal conscious again after operations

(sda) Two days after his serious training accident in his native Colombia, there is news about Egan Bernal’s state of health. The 2019 Tour de Suisse and Tour de France winner is conscious after undergoing multiple surgeries.

“The patient survived the removal of the ventilator without complications,” said a statement from the University Hospital in La Sabana. He can move his arms and legs.

Bernal collided with a stationary bus on Monday in Gachancipa, almost 30 km north of his hometown Bogota, during a training session with the time trial bike. The doctors diagnosed injuries to the thoracic spine and fractures to the thigh and kneecap in the 25-year-old Radstar.

Ice hockey: Swiss women initially without Müller and Leemann to Beijing

(sda) The Swiss women’s national ice hockey team flew to the Olympic Games in Beijing on Wednesday as planned. Team leaders Alina Müller and Sinja Leemann were not on board the flight. In the case of the striker and the defender, the Covid tests have shown different CT values ​​​​in the past few days, some of which were in the border area for entry into China, Swiss Ice Hockey said.

Those responsible for the ice hockey association and Swiss Olympic therefore decided together with the players that they would remain isolated in Switzerland for the time being and be tested regularly. “We are confident with the chosen strategy and very much hope that Alina Müller and Sinja Leemann will join the team promptly and in good time before the start of the tournament on February 3rd,” said Lars Weibel, director of the national teams.

Alpine skiing: Gisin like Gut-Behrami and Holdener not in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Michelle Gisin saves herself before the Olympics and does without the speed races in Garmisch.

Michelle Gisin saves herself before the Olympics and does without the speed races in Garmisch.

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(sda) In addition to Lara Gut-Behrami and Wendy Holdener, Michelle Gisin is also not traveling to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The last two women’s World Cup races before the Olympic Games will take place there, a downhill on Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.

Gut-Behrami and Holdener had already given up the giant slalom in Plan de Corones in Italy on Tuesday in order to focus on the upcoming major event. The seven-strong Swiss squad in Garmisch-Partenkirchen will be led by Corinne Suter.

Ice hockey: Lugano goalie Schlegel is out again for weeks

(sda) HC Lugano will once again have to do without their regular goalie Niklas Schlegel for a longer period of time. The 27-year-old from Zurich had to be substituted in the 3rd minute of Tuesday’s championship game in Zug. After a defensive action, Schlegel felt pain in his adductors.

Examination genes now revealed a lesion in the adductor muscles of the left thigh and an estimated duration of absence of six to eight weeks. As a result, Schlegel, who missed several games in October due to a similar injury to his right leg, is unlikely to be used again until the end of qualifying.

Nordic skiing: Weng and Kalvaa tested positive for Corona

(sda/apa) In the Norwegian cross-country skiing team, there are two corona cases immediately before the planned departure from the Olympics with multiple World Cup medalist Heidi Weng and Anne Kjersti Kalvaa.

For the time being, the entire Norwegian team, which completed a training camp in the Dolomites, is not allowed to leave Italy due to quarantine measures. The trip to Beijing for the Olympic Games had to be postponed by four days to next Monday for all Norwegian cross-country skiers.

It is not yet possible to estimate whether the two people who tested positive will be able to start the journey. The cross-country competitions begin on February 5 with the women’s skiathlon. Weng had won Olympic bronze in this discipline in 2014.

Ice hockey: points for Niederreiter and Josi, frustration at Hischiers Devils

(sda) Nino Niederreiter scores his twelfth goal of the current NHL season. The Chur forward scored in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 4-3 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights to make it 1-0. At the beginning of the second third, Niederreiter was successful in the margin. He was named the second best player of the game, behind Sebastian Aho, who was responsible for the winner.

Roman Josi provided two assists in the Nashville Predators’ 4-2 away win over NHL newcomers Seattle. The Bernese defender now has 44 scorer points.

The Swiss trio of the New Jersey Devils experienced a frustrating game day, losing 5-1 at home to the Dallas Stars. The young goalie from Bern, Akira Schmid, was substituted on his fourth NHL appearance after seven shots, three goals and 20 minutes. Jonas Siegenthaler was responsible for the 0:1 after 14 seconds with a puck loss behind his own goal. Captain Nico Hischier left the ice with a minus 3 record.

Nino Niederreiter scores the twelfth goal of the current NHL season.


Tennis: Swiatek in the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after beating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the Quarterfinals.

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates after beating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the Quarterfinals.

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(dpa) A good 15 months after her French Open coup, the Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek made it into the semifinals at the Australian Open for the first time. In a hard-fought quarter-final, the 20-year-old top ten player beat outsider Kaia Kanepi from Estonia 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in Melbourne on Wednesday.

In the semifinals on Thursday, Swiatek will meet American Danielle Collins, who is 27th. As in 2019, Collins has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The world rankings-30. defeated France’s Alizé Cornet 7-5, 6-1 on Wednesday (January 26). After Madison Keys, the 28-year-old is the second American in the semifinals.

Ice Hockey: Next victory for the ZSC Lions – opponent Ambri lodges a field protest

Denis Malgin scores for the ZSC to the groundbreaking 3:2.

Denis Malgin scores for the ZSC to the groundbreaking 3:2.

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ZSC Lions – Ambri-Piotta 5: 2 (1: 0, 0: 1, 4: 1). – 7484 spectators. – Gates: 14. Roe (Bodenmann, Hollenstein) 1:0. 30. Grassi (Pestoni, dwarfs) 1:1. 43. C. Baltisberger (Andrighetto, Noreau / exclusion I. Dotti) 2: 1. 51.McMillan 2-2. 52. Malgin 3:2. 55. Pedretti (Hollenstein) 4: 2. 60. (59.45) Malgin (Pedretti / into the empty goal) 5:2. – Tenth win in the last eleven games for the ZSC Lions. Against the usual tough Ambri-Piotta, the Zurich team could have won with a little more efficiency. The opponent lodged a pitch protest.

This is how the game went: Actually, the ZSC Lions could have spent a peaceful Tuesday evening. They were clearly superior to their opponents, on paper and on the ice. But ZSC rarely goes without drama against the underdogs of the league. In the 46th minute, Daniele Grassi scored to make it supposedly 2:2, ZSC coach Rikard Grönborg accepted his challenge and the goal was disallowed because the goalkeeper was disabled.

Ambri lodged a pitch protest – the Ticino felt that Grönborg gave the challenge signal too late. Ambri equalized five minutes later, but ZSC’s top scorer Denis Malgin stole the shot from Ambri’s last man, defender Tobias Fohrler, and answered back and forth 75 seconds later. Malgin’s solo over half the field brought the decision, the highly favored ZSC won 5:2, as befitted their status.

The Czech Jakub Kovar, who quickly became the undisputed number 1, was in the ZSC goal again. Because Canadian striker Justin Azevedo is currently unavailable with an upper-body injury, coach Grönborg doesn’t even have to worry about a rotation principle.

In general, the worries of the coach, who was badly hit a month ago, have been blown away – the ZSC is rapidly approaching that table region that it must belong to in its self-image and with its investment volume: the top. (nbr.)

Results: Bern – Geneva/Servette 3: 1 (1: 0, 1: 0, 1: 1). Ajoie – Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 3: 7 (2: 0, 0: 5, 1: 2). Zug – Lugano 5: 4 (3:1, 0:1, 1:2, 1:0) a.e.t. ZSC Lions – Ambri-Piotta 5:2 (1:0, 0:1, 4:1).

Ranking by point coefficient: 1. Fribourg-Gottéron 2.08/38/79 (125:91). 2nd move 2.05/39/80 (133:90). 3. Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 1.95/42/82 (139:104). 4.ZSC Lions 1.85/41/76 (136:106). 5. Biel 1.80/40/72 (121:101). 6. Davos 1.63/40/65 (114:101). 7. Lausanne 1.55/38/59 (107:110). 8. Geneva/Servette 1.49/41/61 (110:112). 9. Lugano 1.43/40/57 (117:119). 10. Berne 1.25/40/50 (110:116). 11. Ambri-Piotta 1:20/41/49 (102:113). 12. SCL Tigers 0.78/41/32 (109:156). 13. Ajoie 0.46/39/18 (75:179).

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