Sport


18
Nov 2018
BBC African Footballer Of The Year 2018 Nominees: Salah, Mane, Partey & Others (Who Should Win It?)

It Is Back!!! The highly respected BBC African Footballer Year Award for 2018 don show, unfortunately there is no Nigerian on the list and we are very angry about it Instead, a five-man short-list has been announced which includes: Mohammed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Thomas Partey (Ghana) The winner will be announced on Friday, 14 December at 17:30 on BBC. VERDICT Its hard not to give the award again to Salah after winning it last year. His individual achievement speak volumes- He scored......

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16
Nov 2018
France Football Star Reacts After He Pushed And Slapped A Journalist

Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has tendered an apology for assaulting a journalist Patrick Guillou following criticism after their defeat to rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Klassiker showdown. The Bayern Munich winger, was involved in a physical assault on the French journalist Patrick Guillou, who reports for beIN Sports. According to a UK Sun report, eyewitnesses claim the 35-year-old Frenchman pushed and slapped the reporter, but has now made a U-turn to meet with Guillou and formally apologise face-to-face. “I’ve had an appointment with Patrick......

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18
Oct 2018
Neymar regrets move to PSG, wants to return to Barca next summer

Neymar regrets his decision to leave Barcelona for PSG and is desperate to return to the Nou Camp at the end of the season, according to a new report in Spain. Mundo Deportivo claim that the Brazilian has offered to rejoin the Spanish giants ‘several times’ already and that a big-money deal is ‘not impossible’. Neymar is said to have grown tired with life in Paris and wants to move back to Barcelona – and be reunited with Lionel Messi. Mundo Deportivo say that his......

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17
Oct 2018
Paul Scholes Says "Even Messi Will Struggle At Manchester United"

Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes believes Manchester United have sunk so low that even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine for his old club at the moment. Scholes claimed that United are turning into the new Liverpool while their old rivals and Manchester City laugh at them. And that Alexis Sanchez is too selfish to be a United player but can’t be sold because of the wages he was offered to turn down City. He added: Mourinho’s side will struggle to win the Premier......

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16
Oct 2018
Fabio Capello Finally Tells Real Madrid The Player To Sign To Replace Cristiano Ronaldo (GUESS WHO?)

Former Real Madrid manager, Fabio Capello, has urged the club to sign Inter Milan striker, Mauro Icardi as replacement for forward, Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window. Ronaldo left Madrid as their all-time highest goalscorer to join the Serie A champions last summer in a 100-million-euro deal. Capello believes that Icardi plays similar style of football like Ronaldo and that the Champions League holders should sign the 25-year-old. “I am a fan of Icardi, I like him,” Capello told Radio Rai. “Real Madrid should......

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16
Oct 2018
liverpool

Liverpool players, James Milner, Mohamed Salah and Virigi van Dijk are all set to be fit for Liverpool’s clash against Huddersfield on Saturday, according to Metro Uk. The Reds trio have all been suffering with various injuries, with Van Dijk and Salah picking up issues during international match. Milner was substituted during the goalless draw against Manchester City just before the international break and was expected to miss the rest of the month to a hamstring injury. But the 32-year-old has made a quick recovery......

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21
Aug 2018
Former England Captain David Beckham is to Receive UEFA President's Award

Former England captain David Beckham is to receive the 2018 UEFA President’s Award in honour of his achievements in the game and his work since retiring as a player, European football’s governing body said on Tuesday. The ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, who is now 43, will receive the award in Monaco later this year. “I have chosen David Beckham as the recipient of this year’s award because he has been a global ambassador for football, promoting the game and all its values in......

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19
Jul 2018
Transfer News! Arsenal Announces Signing Bacelona Star Defender

Spanish youngster, Joel Lopez has confirmed that he has left Barcelona for Arsenal. 16-year-old Lopez turned down Barcelona’s new offer and became the latest youngster to leave the club’s famed La Masia academy. Lopez confirmed via his Instagram account that he is an Arsenal player. The youngster has signed a scholarship deal with Arsenal and will be eligible to sign professional terms when he turns 17 next year. The presence of Arsenal’s head of football relations Raul Sanllehi who was formerly a director of football......

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18
Jul 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo Will Not Play Against Former Club Real Madrid (See Reason)

Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly have to wait to face his former Real Madrid team-mates as he will sit out Juventus’ summer tour. The Serie A outfit completed a £100million switch for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner following Portugal’s World Cup exit . And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo has been given permission to sit out of the pre-season US trip. Juventus will face Bayern Munich in Philadelphia on July 25 and Benfica in New York on July 28. They then take on an......

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18
Jul 2018
Arsene Wenger admitted staying at Arsenal for 22 years was Mistake

Arsene Wenger has admitted staying at Arsenal for 22 years was “perhaps” the biggest mistake of his managerial career. The 68-year-old, who was appointed on October 1, 1996, stepped down as Gunners boss in May after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups. The Frenchman left Arsenal with a year remaining on his contract after his side missed out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season and he admitted he now looks back on his time in north London with a......

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18
Jul 2018
Shocking News! Zidane Sets to Join Ronaldo At Juventus

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly set to make a sensational return to Juventus as a sporting director, according to Spanish outlet, Libertad Digital. Zidane resigned from his post as Real Madrid boss, after winning the Champions League title for a third successive year. The Frenchman would be returning to the Serie A club 17 years after he left as a player, in a then world record €77.5m move to Real Madrid. After hanging up his boots, Zidane worked upstairs at the Santiago Bernabeu, before replacing Rafa......

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18
Jul 2018
"I want to Win The Champions League For Juventus" - Cristiano Ronaldo Says

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is not obsessed with winning the Champions League, but admittedd he joined Juventus to help them claim the title for the first time in over two decades. Ronaldo has won the competition five times already, including in each of the last three seasons with Real Madrid. Juve on the other hand, have reached the final twice in the last four years, but have not won it since 1996. “I don’t see the Champions League as an obsession,” Ronaldo said at......

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18
Jul 2018
Transfer News!  Pogba Moves from Manchester United To JuventuS

France midfielder, Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United and return to Juventus. Pogba was one of the stars of the just concluded World Cup in Russia, helping France to lift their second trophy in history. The 25-year-old has, however, struggled to find consistency for United and his displays were criticised by manager, Jose Mourinho. Tuttosport reports that Pogba is keen to leave Old Trafford and wants a return to his former club, Juventus. The newspaper also reports that the Serie A champions’ decision to......

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18
Jul 2018
Super Eagles Star Moses Simon Is Set To Join Liverpool

Liverpool are targeting the signing of Nigerian international, Moses Simon. Moses plays for Belgium top division side, Gent, whose other Nigerian striker, Samuel Kalu is also reportedly wanted by German side, Bayer Leverkussen. Simon, who missed out of Nigeria’s World Cup squad due to injury, is widely expected to conclude a move away from the club before the end of this week, according to OwnGoal. He would be heading for Liverpool, according to the report. Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the......

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16
Jul 2018
World Cup 2018; Ahmed Musa Nominated For Goal Of The Tournament

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa’s second goal in the game against Iceland at the just concluded World Cup in Russia has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA. A total of 169 goals were scored at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup but only 18 of them are being considered for the top award. Musa will be battling hard as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the likes are also on the shortlist.The voting for the Best Goal in......

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16
Jul 2018
‘I Am Staying At PSG’- Mbappe After Winning The World Cup

Kylian Mbappe has committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain amid links with European champions Real Madrid. Mbappe won the FIFA Young Player award for his performances at Russia 2018 after helping France claim the World Cup on Sunday. The 19-year-old forward scored in France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow as he took his tournament tally to four goals. Mbappe – who completed a permanent transfer to Ligue 1 champions PSG from French rivals Monaco during the off-season having spent last term on loan in......

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27
Apr 2018
5 (Five) things we learned from Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

Marco Asensio came off the bench to score the winner as Real Madrid claimed a 2-1 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. Here are five things we learned from the first leg at the Allianz Arena: Real have measure of Bayern Real Madrid have had the wood on Bayern in recent seasons and the Germans now need an unlikely comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu next week to turn the form book around. The humiliation of a 4-0 second-leg thrashing......

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17
Apr 2018
Why Messi Rejected Paul Pogba’s Move To Barcelona

Lionel Messi has vetoed Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba’s potential move to Barcelona, it has been claimed. Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United for a club-record £89million fee in 2016, has been linked with a summer exit from Old Trafford after a poor season. Reports in Spain suggest the 25-year-old has been told to look for a new club, while his agent offered him to Manchester City in January, and, according to Diario Gol, the idea of playing for Barcelona appeals to Pogba. It is......

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17
Apr 2018
Transfer News! See The 2 Players Pep Guardiola Will Add To His Man City Squad

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is set to add Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara to his squad ahead of next season. City are looking to bring in three key additions to their first-team squad, with reports suggesting Guardiola has £200m to spend. Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha, remains on his radar, but is not thought to be one of their primary targets. Guardiola is keen to get his business done early, due to the World Cup starting on June 14 and......

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13
Apr 2018
anthony-Joshua

Anthony Joshua says for $50m dollars he will fight Deontay Wilder “today”, adding that the fight “has to happen” for boxing. Wilder accepted Joshua’s invitation – made in the aftermath of his points victory over Joseph Parker – for a fight to become the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the world, but negotiations are proving tricky. Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, says his team have made offers to the American’s camp, but admits they are still awaiting a response. Joshua told Sky......

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31
Mar 2018
Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to offload nine players at the end of the season. According to a report on Daily Mail, the United boss is set to spearhead a massive clear-out in the 2018 summer transfer window. After a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, Mourinho told the press in his post match interview that he was unimpressed with the performance of the United players except Serbian Nemanja Matic. Speaking after the match Mourinho said, “A few other guys I saw......

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28
Mar 2018
Serbia prove two strong for Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles continued their preparations for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night with a 2-0 loss to Serbia in London. Both of Serbia’s goals came courtesy of Aleksandar Mitrović. After a goalless first half, the Serbians, reeling from their 2-1 defeat to Morocco last Friday, went into the lead in the 68th minute through.   Mitrović who slammed the ball past Francis Uzoho in the Nigerian goal after latching onto Filip Kostić’s cross. Nine minutes from the end, with the Super......

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23
Mar 2018
Ibrahimovic set for Hollywood ending after Man Utd exit

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for the Los Angeles Galaxy and could make his debut for the Major League Soccer side this month, US media reported on Thursday. The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated both reported Ibrahimovic had inked a deal with the Galaxy shortly before Premier League giants Manchester United confirmed the Swedish star had been released from his Old Trafford contract. Sports Illustrated said Ibrahimovic’s move to California would be officially announced in a full-page advertisement in Friday’s edition of the Los Angeles......

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07
Mar 2018
No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach Emery

Beleaguered Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted there was no shame in losing to Real Madrid after the expensively-assembled French side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of the holders. “To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not. They deserved to go through. There is no other analysis,” said the Spaniard whose side, shorn of the injured Neymar, lost 2-1 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.......

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22
Feb 2018
Champions-League!-Shakhtar-Donetsk-Come-From-Behind-To-Beat-Roma-2-1

Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to win their Champions League last-16 first leg thanks to a stunning free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred. Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra, who didn’t play a minute for Newcastle during a season-long loan in 2014-15, struck to cancel out the opener by Roma’s exciting Turkish winger Cengiz Under. Then Fred, 24, who has been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Manchester City, curled his free-kick over the wall and into the top corner. Shakhtar, who had defender Serhiy Kryvtsov......

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14
Feb 2018
Will Madrid still want Neymar after PSG? - Welcome To Michael Carter's Blog

World’s most expensive player might well consider himself a Madrid star-in-waiting but his season among facile competition could leave him unprepared The challenges in French football are so far beneath Neymar that many have long speculated that he is picking and choosing which games to play and which ones to avoid. Consider it a perk of the job. Last week he threw himself a 26th birthday party immense in its dimensions, inviting along all his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates – or to put it more specifically......

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14
Feb 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo relaxes with his girlfriend and children ahead of Champions League clash (Photo)

Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, will be in the forefront for Real Madrid when they face Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League tie this evening. Ahead of the first leg clash, the Portuguese striker was pictured in a relaxed mood with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and children, 7-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, and six-month-old twins Eva Maria Dos Santos and Mateo Ronaldo....

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17
Jan 2018
Borussia Dortmund star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang keen on Arsenal move

Borussia Dortmund want-away star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to signing for Premier League side Arsenal — with the German club in turn hoping to recruit Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea. German daily Bild says Dortmund want 70 million euros ($85.6m) for Aubameyang, the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 31 goals. Bild says Aubameyang’s father and agent Pierre is in London discussing a possible transfer with Arsenal with the Gunners reportedly considering selling Chile striker Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. Bild also......

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11
Jan 2018
Wenger backs unsettled Sanchez

Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez remains committed to Arsenal even though the Gunners boss left out his unsettled star for the League Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea. Wenger opted to keep Sanchez on the bench until the last 25 minutes of Wednesday’s 0-0 first leg draw at Stamford Bridge. It was a bold gamble by Wenger given the League Cup represents one of the few chances for Arsenal to win silverware in another frustrating season. Some Arsenal fans and pundits say Sanchez no longer gives......

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12
Dec 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr Jogging A Football (Photos)

Five-time World best & Real Madrid Super Star Cristiano Ronaldo’s 7-year-old son was seen on jogging a ball after Real Madrid’s match against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday, which ended 5 – 0 in Real Madrid’s favour. Cristiano who has primary custody of the boy regularly trains his son, while his baby mama takes control when he’s on the road with his team. source: www.reporter247.org...

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04
Nov 2017
Messi, Ighalo to miss Argentina, Nigeria clash

  The much-hyped international friendly between Argentina and Nigeria suffered a heavy blow yesterday when it was announced that the biggest attraction in the game scheduled for Krasnodar, Russia on November 14, Lionel Messi, and Super Eagles’ striker, Odion Ighalo, will not play in the match. According to Argentine website, www.mundoalbiceleste.com, Messi will play in the country’s first friendly match against Russia on November 11 in Moscow before flying back to Barcelona. Messi did the same thing back in June when Jorge Sampaoli first took......

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23
Oct 2017
Klopp slams Liverpool defending after Spurs rout

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 22, 2017. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left lamenting his side’s “bad, bad, bad defending” after a 4-1 loss away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday all but ended the Merseyside club’s title hopes just nine games into the Premier League season. Defeat left Liverpool a huge 12 points behind leaders Manchester City, with Klopp’s ninth-placed side now......

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23
Oct 2017
Rooney goal in vain as five-star Arsenal send Everton into drop zone

Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez (C) celebrates scoring their fifth goal with Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (back), Arsenal’s Spanish defender Hector Bellerin (R) and Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 22, 2017. Wayne Rooney recreated his famous first league goal for Everton against Arsenal on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent his struggling team falling to a 5-2 defeat and into......

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15
Oct 2017
Late Ronaldo winner rescues Real at Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo struck his first La Liga goal of the season five minutes from time to save Real Madrid from losing more ground in the title race with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Getafe on Saturday. Real looked on course for a comfortable three points when Karim Benzema fired the visitors into a deserved half-time lead. However, Jorge Molina’s equaliser early in the second half and an incredible miss by Ronaldo left the European champions needing a late saviour. And Ronaldo rode to the rescue......

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07
Oct 2017
The Eagles have landed

After a very tense ninety minutes at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Alex Iwobi’s second-half goal was enough to punch a ticket to next year’s World Cup in Russia for the Super Eagles as they defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia by a lone goal. The result means that coach Gernot Rohr can afford to try out his fringe players when the Super Eagles travel to play the Desert Foxes of Algeria in November. It is very ironic that it was the man who set......

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06
Oct 2017
Iniesta agrees first ‘lifetime’ contract at Barca

Barcelona’s midfielder Andres Iniesta speaks after renewing his contract at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on October 6, 2017. Barcelona tied down captain Andres Iniesta for the rest of his career as the club announced the 33-year-old midfielder has agreed a “lifetime contract”. Normally determined to shy away from the spotlight, Iniesta spoke out to urge negotiation and prevent a spiralling political crisis over the battle for Catalan independence deepening. Barcelona tied down captain Andres Iniesta for the rest of his career as the club......

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04
Oct 2017
Fabregas admits hitting Alex Ferguson with pizza

Cesc Fabregas has admitted he threw the pizza that struck then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in the infamous “Battle of the Buffet” 13 years ago. Arsenal, for many years locked in a titanic duel for Premier League supremacy with Manchester United, saw their 49-game unbeaten run come to an end at Old Trafford in October 2004 and a clash in the tunnel followed. Fabregas’s former Arsenal team-mate Martin Keown said the pizza was thrown by the Spain playmaker in 2014, but it has taken......

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30
Sep 2017
Red hot United rout Crystal Palace

Manchester United’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (2L), with teammates, celebrates scoring the team’s fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2017. Romelu Lukaku extended his hot streak as Manchester United powered to a 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace, while Harry Kane inspired Tottenham’s 4-0 demolition of Huddersfield on Saturday. With Manchester City facing champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later on Saturday, United temporarily moved to the......

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30
Sep 2017
De Bruyne gives Man City crucial win against Chelsea

Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London on September 30, 2017. Match-winner Kevin De Bruyne came back to haunt former club Chelsea as Manchester City defeated the Premier League champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to reclaim top spot. De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, struck from outside the box midway through the second half,......

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26
Sep 2017
Three Champions League fixtures to watch out for

Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Pedro (3R) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Chelsea and Qarabag at Stamford Bridge in London on September 12, 2017. Match-week two of the UEFA Champions League begins today and there are some tantalizing fixtures on the list. In the last match-week, we saw a lot of the ‘big boys’ strut their stuff as the likes of Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid all put at least......

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21
Sep 2017
Real Madrid beaten by Betis on Ronaldo return

Real Betis’ forward from Paraguay Arnaldo Sanabria (R) celebrates beside Real Madrid’s goalkeeper from Costa Rica Keylor Navas after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday as the European champions failed to score for the first time in 74 matches. Defeat leaves Real already seven......

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19
Sep 2017
Ronaldo back for Real, Deulofeu in for Dembele

Real Madrid’s forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs APOEL FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 13, 2017. Barcelona begin a four-month stretch without injured club record signing Ousmane Dembele, but will be expected to sweep aside Eibar to continue their 100 percent start to La Liga on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo returns from a five-match ban for Real Madrid 24 hours later at home to Real Betis, whilst Atletico......

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19
Sep 2017
Betting firm offered odds on late Ugo Ehiogu becoming next manager of Birmingham City

A betting firm has apologised after it gave customers the option of betting on a dead former footballer becoming the next manager of Birmingham City. Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66/1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of rivals Birmingham, following the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp. Ehiogu died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest on April 20 at Tottenham’s training ground, where he worked as a coach with their under-23 side. Ehiogu’s inclusion provoked anger......

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17
Sep 2017
Ousmane Dembele ruled out for 3-4 months

Barcelona’s forward from France Ousmane Dembele (C) walks with the team’s doctor during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe on September 16, 2017. Barcelona’s record 105 million-euro ($125 million) signing Ousmane Dembele is set to be sidelined for up to four months as the club confirmed the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered at Getafe on Saturday. “The tests performed on first team player Ousmane Dembele have determined he has ruptured the......

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17
Sep 2017
U-20 Women World Cup qualifier: Nigeria beat Tanzania 3-0

Nigeria’s Falconets yesterday defeated visiting Tanzania’s U-20 team 3-0 in the first leg of their France 2018 FIFA Women World Cup qualifier held at the Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin. A brace by striker Ajibade Rasheedat and a lone strike by defender Rule Lillian deflated the visitors, who appeared no match for the hosts in the game watched by a large crowd of fans, including top Edo government officials and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) big wigs. The score line would have been higher if the Nigerian girls......

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17
Sep 2017
Six-goal City go top, Liverpool held by Burnley

Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his third and the team’s fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 16, 2017. Manchester City stormed to the top of the Premier League as Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick inspired a 6-0 demolition of Watford, while Philippe Coutinho’s return couldn’t lift Liverpool in a 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday. With previous leaders Manchester United not in action until Sunday’s......

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15
Sep 2017
Injury forces Joe Boy’s opponent out of Commonwealth title fight

South Africa’s Dillon Youle, who is billed to fight Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph for the Commonwealth African lightweight title at the GOtv Boxing Night 12 on October 1, has pulled out from the fight on account of injury. Dule, according to his manager, Natasha Lyon, suffered an unexpected recurrence of an injury sustained in his last fight while training on Wednesday. “Dillon had an injury from his last fight that has flared up. His hand was fractured. While training yesterday, in a sparring session,......

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15
Sep 2017
Almost $5 Billion spent in transfer window – FIFA

Brazilian superstar Neymar poses with his new jersey during his official presentation at the Parc des Princes stadium on August 4, 2017 in Paris after agreeing a five-year contract following his world record 222 million euro ($260 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain’s (PSG). Paris Saint-Germain have signed Brazilian forward Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record transfer fee of 222 million euros (around $264 million), more than doubling the previous record. Neymar said he came to Paris Saint-Germain for a “bigger challenge” in......

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15
Sep 2017
Everton humbled in Europa League, AC Milan win big

Atalanta’s Italian defender Mattia Caldara vies with Everton’s Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdisson during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Atalanta and Everton at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on September 14, 2017. Everton’s Europa League group-stage campaign got off to a disastrous start on Thursday as Ronald Koeman’s side were taken apart in Italy, losing 3-0 to Atalanta. The Serie A club — back in Europe after a 26-year absence — were forced to entertain their English visitors in Reggio Emilia,......

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13
Sep 2017
Messi lifts Barca’s mood, pressure on Bartomeu

Barcelona’s forward from Argentina Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Barcelona vs Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 12, 2017. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu hailed Lionel Messi as the best player of all-time as the Argentine lifted the mood at the crisis-ridden Catalan giants with a double in a 3-0 thrashing of Juventus to start their Champions League campaign. Messi also set up Barca’s second, scored by Ivan Rakitic, as Barca......

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13
Sep 2017
Dembele handed first Barca start against Juventus

Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele (L) and Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi leave the field after the Spanish Liga football match Barcelona vs Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 9, 2017. French starlet Ousmane Dembele was handed his first Barcelona start by Ernesto Valverde for the Catalans’ Champions League opener at home to Juventus on Tuesday. Dembele joined Barca in an initial 105 million euro ($126 million) deal that could rise as high as 145 million euros from Borussia Dortmund to......

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09
Sep 2017
This is how the ‘Oyinbo Wall’ term was coined

Balogun and Troost-Ekong coined the name ‘Oyinbo Wall’ for their partnership in Super Eagles defence.     Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong have formed a partnership in the Super Eagles central defence which has become very exciting for Nigerians. The partnership which is now called the ‘Oyinbo Wall’ was instrumental in the Super Eagles unbeaten games against Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The Super Eagles beat Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo on Friday, September 1 before battling to a 1-1 draw away in......

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