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Inter 3-1 Bologna: Hakimi strikes twice to close the gap on Milan
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Inter 3-1 Bologna: Hakimi strikes twice to close the gap on Milan

Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku were on target as Inter made it three wins from three in Serie A to move within two points of leaders Milan. Inter closed the gap on Serie A leaders Milan as Achraf Hakimi scored twice to help Antonio Conte's team to a 3-1 victory over Bologna. With Milan not playing until Sunday, Inter took the chance to move to within two points of their city rivals as they claimed a third straight league win. Romelu Lukaku got the ball rolling with his 12th goal of the season in all competitions, before Marcelo Brozovic's sublime pass played in Hakimi for a second.
Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract
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Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract

The Blues boss has 18 months left on his deal and isn't yet pushing for contract talks but he has shown his desire to build a long-term project Frank Lampard has addressed his contract situation and has confirmed his desire to remain at Chelsea beyond his current deal. After guiding Chelsea through a transitional season last year, Lampard is now working to take the club to the next level following a summer of spending on new players that cost £220 million ($275m). Those new signings have already made an impact, with the Blues aiming to go top of the Premier League with a win over Leeds United on Saturday, while they are also on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions, having won their Champions League group with a game to spare.
Porto 0-0 Manchester City: Guardiola’s men seal top spot as VAR thwarts Jesus
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Porto 0-0 Manchester City: Guardiola’s men seal top spot as VAR thwarts Jesus

Manchester City and Porto will progress as winners and runners-up respectively from Champions League Group C after a goalless draw.   Porto joined Manchester City in the Champions League knockout stages after a 0-0 draw where Gabriel Jesus was denied a winning goal by VAR. Pep Guardiola's side were already through to the last-16 and will now progress as group winners, although they will be frustrated to have lost their 100 per cent record in this season's competition having dominated for long periods at Estadio do Dragao. Jesus scored on the rebound when Agustin Marchesin tipped his 80th-minute header onto the crossbar, although replays showed Joao Cancelo was fractionally offside before delivering his cross to the Brazil striker.
Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea
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Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea

The 28-year-old has immediately established himself in Frank Lampard's side since he joined on a permanent contract in September Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has highlighted the relationship between players and staff as a key factor that has helped him settled down quickly at Stamford Bridge. Since he joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Rennes in September, the Senegal international has kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances across all competitions. He explained how he has displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea no. 1 and how the presence of France defenders has made communication easy for him.
Cambridge university students strip off and bare nak3d bums in annual ‘best bums’ competition (+18 photos)
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Cambridge university students strip off and bare nak3d bums in annual ‘best bums’ competition (+18 photos)

Ahead of christmas, students of Cambridge University have been stripping off and flashing their butts while posing in front of historical Cambridge monuments in an annual best booty competition.     The students at the top university stripped down and bared their backsides for the annual best booty competition which is run by the student newspaper, the Tab.     Contestants must come up with a creative way to show off their butts against the best back drops in Cambridge.   On the Tab’s entrance page, the newspaper said: “2020 has been a year like no other. But now at least there is light at the end of the tunnel, something to do during your government-approved lockdown excursions – strip your kit off and enter The Tab’s Best Bums comp...
Barcelona are not ‘at the level’ to win the Champions League, claims Dynamo Kiev coach Lucescu
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Barcelona are not ‘at the level’ to win the Champions League, claims Dynamo Kiev coach Lucescu

The Romanian spoke to the media on the eve of his team's showdown with the Catalans at Camp Nou Dynamo Kiev head coach Mircea Lucescu does not believe Barcelona are at the level to win the Champions League. Group G leaders and La Liga giants Barcelona will host Ukrainian visitors Dynamo at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Barca equalled their worst tally of La Liga points after six games since the Spanish competition reverted to three points for a win – Ronald Koeman's side drew 1-1 with Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, meaning they have just eight points so far in the early stages of the 2020-21 campaign.
Istanbul Basaksehir bench Ba and Ponck for PSG clash
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Istanbul Basaksehir bench Ba and Ponck for PSG clash

The Africans did not make the Turkish outfit’s starting XI for Wednesday’s Champions League game against the Parisians Istanbul Basaksehir take on Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Senegal’s Demba Ba and Cape Verde’s Carlos Ponck excluded from the starting XI. The reigning Turkish Super Lig kings would be hoping to make a winning home debut in the competition against the French team who finished as 2019-20 runners-up. To achieve this, manager Okan Buruk has decided to start the duo as a substitute, while Nigeria’s Okechukwu Azubuike is ruled out due to injury.
‘It’s down to me to show everybody the real Martial’ – Man Utd star promises to ‘come back even better’ after poor start to 2020-21
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‘It’s down to me to show everybody the real Martial’ – Man Utd star promises to ‘come back even better’ after poor start to 2020-21

The Frenchman is confident he will rediscover his best form once he gets off the mark, and says he will "learn" from his red card against Tottenham Manchester United star Anthony Martial has promised to "come back even better" after a poor start to 2020-21, while acknowledging it's down to him to show everybody the best version of himself. Martial recorded the best numbers of his career to date last season, scoring 23 goals and laying on 12 assists in 48 games across all competitions to help United finish third in the Premier League and reach three semi-finals. However, he has been unable to pick up from where he left off at the start of the new campaign, drawing blanks in his first four appearances.
Lampard needs time if he is to succeed at Chelsea’ – Essien backing Blues boss to find winning formula
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Lampard needs time if he is to succeed at Chelsea’ – Essien backing Blues boss to find winning formula

Despite spending more money in the summer than any other club, the Stamford Bridge outfit have won just three of their first nine games this season Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has backed Frank Lampard to find the right formula at Chelsea after an up-and-down start to the season. The Blues have recorded just three wins from nine games in all competitions to start the campaign, leading some to question whether Lampard is the right man for the job. The ex-England international oversaw a summer spending spree of over £220 million ($287m) as the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell arrived at Stamford Bridge.
Mohammed Kudus ruled out of action for ‘several months’ after Ajax’s clash against Liverpool
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Mohammed Kudus ruled out of action for ‘several months’ after Ajax’s clash against Liverpool

The 20-year-old Ghanaian is not expected to play again until next year Ghana international midfielder Mohammed Kudus is set for a long time in the treatment room after suffering an injury while in Champions League action for Ajax Amsterdam against Liverpool on Wednesday, the Dutch giants have announced. On his debut in the elite European inter-club competition, the 20-year-old sustained an early injury after challenging Liverpool's Fabinho for the ball. He tried to run off the injury but was visibly limping, unsurprisingly going down on the pitch moments later for treatment from the medics.
Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig
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Koeman recommends loan move for Barcelona prodigy Riqui Puig

The Spaniard is viewed as a future prospect at Camp Nou but his short-term future could lie elsewhere Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has told Riqui Puig he should leave the club on loan. Puig, 21, has been linked with a move from Barca, and played no part in Saturday's 1-0 Joan Gamper Trophy win over Elche at Camp Nou. The young midfielder joined La Masia in 2013 and made his La Liga debut in early 2019 before making 12 appearances in all competitions for the first-team last season.  
Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney
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Arsenal Deserve To Be in Champions League – Tierney

The Gunners defender is determined to ensure the club secures a return to Europe's elite competition next season Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney said the club deserve to be in the Premier League's top four and Champions League following their Community Shield victory over Liverpool. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning penalty as FA Cup holders Arsenal edged Premier League champions Liverpool 5-4 in a shoot-out to claim the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday. Takumi Minamino's first Liverpool goal cancelled out Aubameyang's 12th-minute opener in London, where Arsenal's transformation continued under head coach Mikel Arteta in the new season's curtain-raiser.
MLS games called off in the wake of Jacob Blake shooting
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MLS games called off in the wake of Jacob Blake shooting

The competition decided to abandon a number of matches as protests continue in the United States Major League Soccer has cancelled five games that were due to kick-off on Wednesday in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake.  Blake, a 29-year-old African American, was shot and injured by police on Sunday in front of his children with protests since breaking out in Wisconsin and across the country.  While MLS matches had gone ahead this week, players and fans had called on the league to take a stand and cancel games in a show of support for the black community. 
What will Happen if Ronald Koeman Decides to Bench me – Luis Suarez
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What will Happen if Ronald Koeman Decides to Bench me – Luis Suarez

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has said he is ready to sit on the bench rather than leave. The club’s president, Josep Bartomeu, this week hinted that many senior players will be allowed to go. Bartomeu also listed ‘untouchable’ squad members but did not include Suarez, who has a contract until 2021. The 33-year-old has now said he is ready to fight for his Barca future. “Throughout my career, I have accepted being on the bench. I still think I have a lot to give but I wouldn’t have any problem if that were to be the case here next season. “Competition for places is healthy and if the new coach [Ronald Koeman] feels I should be a substitute, then I would have no problem with that,” Suarez told El País. Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool six years ago and is now ...
Champions League Final: PSG are Failures – Jose Mourinho
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Champions League Final: PSG are Failures – Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has labelled Paris Saint-Germain “failures” ahead of Sunday’s Champions League final. PSG qualified for their first ever final, despite their complete domination of the French topflight. Mourinho is not impressed that the Ligue 1 side who spent £340m on just Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, have not achieved much in the competition “I think it is failure that they haven’t won it in the two seasons before. “Because for five or six years, the investment is crazy, the list of top players that is there is incredible. “For how many seasons, Thiago Silva is there, Marquinhos is there, and then all the big guys, Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], [Edinson] Cavani, Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe,” Mourinho told DAZN. PSG face Bayern Munich in the final. ...
Champions League: Graeme Souness Names Favourite Team to Win Trophy
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Champions League: Graeme Souness Names Favourite Team to Win Trophy

Ex- Liverpool midfielder, Graeme Souness, has named Manchester City as now the ‘outstanding favourites’ team to win the Champions League this season. Manchester City will tackle Lyon in the Champions League ‘final eight’ fixture in Lisbon on Friday after they eliminated Real Madrid from the competition last Thursday. “I expect Manchester City to blow Lyon away in the quarter-final and they are the outstanding favourites now to win it Champions League trophy,” Souness told The Times. “Guardiola will have to be wary of his former clubs in the semi-final, whether it is Bayern or Barça waiting for City there. “If Lionel Messi has a special night, Barcelona can beat anyone. Bayern are streets ahead of everyone else in Germany and have already blown away a couple of English team...
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer Names Squad for Europa League Clash
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer Names Squad for Europa League Clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a big squad for their Europa League clash against FC Copenhagen on Monday. Solskjaer has confirmed Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe did not travel to Germany for the tie at Stadion Koln. James Garner and Ethan Galbraith will also be with the team. Youth-team skipper Teden Mengi is on the list, along with fellow defender Ethan Laird, who has already make two appearances in the competition this season. Dean Henderson who returns from a loan spell at Sheffield United has been left at home. FULL SQUAD Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop. Defenders: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Teden Mengi, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brando...
Napoli-linked Osimhen dreams of winning the Champions League
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Napoli-linked Osimhen dreams of winning the Champions League

The Nigerian forward has ambitions of lifting Europe’s premier club competition Lille forward Victor Osimhen has asserted he is keen to win the Champions League at some point in his career. The 21-year-old Nigerian shone brightly for Les Dogues last season, scoring 18 goals in all competitions after arriving from Belgian club Charleroi. Two of those goals came in the Champions League, in a 2-1 home loss to Chelsea and a 4-1 defeat at Valencia, with Lille finishing bottom of Group H with a solitary point.
Trial of Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence
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Trial of Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence

The trial of controversial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, at the Federal High Court in Lagos today July 9, was stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman. Dr Anu who owns Med Contour, was dragged before the court by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC over the death of one of her clients, shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents among other offenses. She appeared before the court for the first time last Friday, July 3 on a five-count charge. Counsel to FCCPC, Babatunde Irukera, said it received complaints against Dr. Anu from one Marlene Oluwakemi, Taiwo Temilade, and Vivian Onwuzuligbo that Dr. Anu's services “are unsafe for consumers,” and that she made “false, misleading and decept...
How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger
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How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed how he convinced the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, to snub a move to Liverpool for the Blues. Chelsea officially completed the signing of Werner for £53 million from Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig last week, seeing off competition from Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge next month. But Rudiger has now disclosed that he was in constant dialogue with his fellow compatriot throughout the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to persuade him to join Frank Lampard’s side ahead of Liverpool. “Like everyone, I am very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I am looking forward to working with him,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website. “I...
Former Man Utd target Bogarde being looked at by Rangnick for AC Milan’s new chapter
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Former Man Utd target Bogarde being looked at by Rangnick for AC Milan’s new chapter

The Hoffenheim teenager is one of the German's main targets when he moves to the Serie A club Ralf Rangnick wants to sign Hoffenheim teenager Melayro Bogarde as one of his first players at AC Milan. The current head of sport development for Red Bull is set to take charge at Milan this summer, replacing Stefano Pioli as the club's coach. Milan look to have missed out on a Champions League spot for 2020-21 and see Rangnick as the man who can lead them back to Europe's top competition after another season of failing to finish in the top four.
What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing
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What Lampard Told Tammy Abraham after Werner Signing

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he spoke with Tammy Abraham, since the club spent £53million on Timo Werner. Wernet becomes the club’s second summer signing, following the £43m spent on Hakim Ziyech from Ajax. Lampard has warned the young stars at the club to continue to improve and also get used to competition within the squad. “I don’t feel the need to have addressed every player if a player comes in who might contest their position at a club like Chelsea. Because that’s what it’s about. “Tammy has had a very good season for us this season. He has to sustain and improve on that because at Chelsea we have demands. I’m happy to have options and we have options in forward areas. We must have competition for places,” Lampard told a Zoom press conference on ...
Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter
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Katie Hopkins Permanently Banned From Twitter

Katie Hopkins, has been permanently banned by Twitter, as the social media claimed she broke their rules. The English media personality, who starred on the British version of Donald Trump‘s competition reality series, The Apprentice, in 2007, was kicked off the social media site because “keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us,” a Twitter spokesperson told the Huffington Post. “Abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken. In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy.” The 45-year-old who tweeted under the handle @kthopkins, and had over 1 million followers before she was banned from the platform. She has faced criticism over the years for h...
Oshoala continues title dreams with Barcelona as Spain host Women’s Champions League mini-tournament
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Oshoala continues title dreams with Barcelona as Spain host Women’s Champions League mini-tournament

The Super Falcons star will aim to secure her maiden European diadem with the Catalans this summer Asisat Oshoala will aim to help Barcelona to a maiden European title as Spanish city San Sebastian will host this season's Uefa Women's Champions League final on August 30. On Wednesday, Uefa announced the Champions League for the 2019-20 season will be completed as a mini-competition from the quarter-final onward since its suspension due to Covid-19 outbreak. Uefa also disclosed that two Spanish cities - Bilbao's San Mames Stadium in Bilbao and San Sebastian's Anoeta Stadium - will be used as the host venues for the final stages from August 21-30.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey wanted by the best in Europe, claims manager Simeone
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey wanted by the best in Europe, claims manager Simeone

Arsenal have widely been linked with a move for the Ghana international, but they could have competition for his signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is good enough to play for "the best teams in Europe", according to head coach Diego Simeone. Thomas has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal after eight years in Madrid, where he first featured for Atleti's youth and reserve teams. Simeone can see why such a transfer would appeal to the London club and several other European giants, even if Thomas is still searching for consistency.
Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta
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Saka contract a priority for Arsenal, says Arteta

The teenager has another year left on his current deal and has been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United Mikel Arteta has confirmed sorting out a new contract for Bukayo Saka is a priority for Arsenal alongside resolving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future. Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Emirates Stadium and has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and supplying 10 assists. He impressed as a makeshift left-back in the weeks leading up to the coronavirus lockdown, but is keen to revert to his more natural position on the left wing in the future.
Werner refuses to play in Champions League for RB Leipzig
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Werner refuses to play in Champions League for RB Leipzig

The Bundesliga outfit are already through to the quarter-finals of the European competition, but the forward does not want to play any further part Timo Werner has indicated that he is unwilling to return to RB Leipzig in August in order to complete his side's Champions League run after Chelsea agreed to meet his buyout clause of £54 million ($68m) ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge next season. The 24-year-old is due to complete the Bundesliga season in just 11 days time, but he is not willing to come back and play in Europe despite Leipzig having reached the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time after their last-16 win over Tottenham. UEFA wants to complete both the Champions League and Europa League in August once league seasons have been finished across the cont...
Kai Havertz Told Premier League Club to Join
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Kai Havertz Told Premier League Club to Join

Former Liverpool player, Didi Hamann believes Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz should choose Chelsea over Manchester United as he looks to join a club in the Premier League. Havertz will leave Bayer Leverkusen once this summer’s transfer window opens, having built up the reputation as one of Europe’s best young midfielders. Chelsea appears to be the favourite club in the Premier League to land Havertz, but Frank Lampard’s side could still face some competition from Man United. European giants, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also said to be involved in the transfer race for Havertz, who is valued at £75million. But Hamann favours Chelsea over the Red Devils as a destination for the 20-year-old. Speaking on the development, Hamann told Sky Sports Germany, “Man United has ...
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US Olympic Boxer, Virginia Fuchs Escapes Four-year Nanafter Blaming Failed Drug Test on Having Sex with her Boyfriend

A U.S. Olympic boxer has escaped a four-year ban after she failed a drug test and blamed it on having sex with her boyfriend. Flyweight Virginia Fuchs, 32, escaped the ban after being cleared by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) She had recorded positive tests for the banned etrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites in an out-of competition urine sample on February 13, USADA said in a statement. The low amounts of letrozole metabolite and GW1516 metabolites detected in her sample were consistent with recent exposure to the substances via sexual transmission,' the USADA said. The anti-doping body said Fuchs's partner had been using therapeutic doses of the two substances and that Fuchs bore no fault or negligence for the adverse finding and would therefore not be...
‘Sancho’s next step is going to be a challenge’ – Southgate
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‘Sancho’s next step is going to be a challenge’ – Southgate

The winger has been linked with a return to the Premier League, but the England boss says he will find the competition tougher than the Bundesliga Jadon Sancho's next step is "going to be a challenge", according to Gareth Southgate, who insists the Manchester United target is still "maturing". The Borussia Dortmund attacker has emerged as one of the most sought-after young talents in European football since moving to Germany from Manchester City in 2017. He is currently enjoying his best season yet at Westfalenstadion, having contributed 20 goals and 20 assists to BVB's cause in 40 outings across all competitions, and has also established himself as a regular in the England squad.
Ligue 1 relegation overruled but Lyon denied Champions League spot by French court
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Ligue 1 relegation overruled but Lyon denied Champions League spot by French court

The French top flight could be expanded to 22 teams after the judge ruled against the bottom two being demoted The high court in France has blocked the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse from Ligue 1 after the 2019-20 season was cancelled. The Professional Football League (LFP) named Paris Saint-Germain as Ligue 1 champions and relegated the bottom two following prime minister Edouard Philippe's April 28 announcement that all sporting events were banned until September amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision proved controversial as Toulouse and Amiens appealed against their relegation, while Lyon pursued legal action after they were denied a place in European competition next season because of their seventh-place finish.
Ronaldo is the greatest of his generation – De Ligt
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Ronaldo is the greatest of his generation – De Ligt

The Dutchman has spoken on a series of subjects and has committed his future to the Bianconeri Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player of his generation, according to Matthijs de Ligt. The Portuguese is in his second season in Turin, having made the leap to Juve from Real Madrid after a spell in which he established himself as a club legend by winning four Champions Leagues and scoring more goals for Los Blancos than anyone in history. At 35 years old, he has maintained his remarkable standard at Juventus Stadium, this season scoring 25 goals in 32 outings in all competitions, including a streak of 11 goals in 11 successive Serie A games – a run ended by Inter immediately before the coronavirus pandemic caused play to halt.
Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane
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Tottenham will benefit from lack of Champions League when Premier League returns, claims Kane

The England striker believes his side will have the upper hand as they look to beat the competition to a top-four finish Harry Kane believes Tottenham will have an advantage in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League because they will not be distracted by European competition. Spurs are eighth in the table and seven points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final spot that guarantees qualification to next season's Champions League. After Norwich eliminated them from the FA Cup, Jose Mourinho's team were knocked out of Europe by RB Leipzig in their last game before the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of football across the world.
Rohr Gives Osimhen Condition to Join EPL Club
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Rohr Gives Osimhen Condition to Join EPL Club

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that Victor Osimhen has a good chance of moving to the Premier League after this season. However, Rohr wants the striker to join a club, where he will play regularly. Osimhen is one of the hottest young prospects in Europe at the moment, after enjoying a brilliant debut season with Lille. The 21-year-old has been linked with Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United in England. Rohr, speaking on Channels Television, however advised Osimhen not to rush his decision. “If he stays for another season it would be good for him because he’s playing. “If he is going to a very big club – you have seen the clubs ready to buy him now – he is not so sure to play because there’s big competition for th...
Chelsea make bid for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico
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Chelsea make bid for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico

Chelsea have stepped up their bid for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico. Mundo Deportivo says Chelsea have made an offer for Ajax left-back Tagliafico. The Blues are determined to sign a new full-back this summer, with Ben Chilwell and Alex Telles also linked. However, they will face competition from Barcelona and Arsenal. Tagliafico has five goals and seven assists in all competitions for Ajax this season.
‘Nice to see you again as Austrian champion’ – Red Bull Salzburg’s Onguene revels in Cup triumph
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‘Nice to see you again as Austrian champion’ – Red Bull Salzburg’s Onguene revels in Cup triumph

Die Mozartstadter successfully defended their title after demolishing Austria Lustenau on Friday, much to the excitement of the Cameroon international Jerome Onguene is certainly a happy man having helped Red Bull Salzburg win a seventh Austrian Cup title on Friday. Ghana’s Majeed Ashimeru and Mali’s Sekou Koita were on target as Jesse Marsch’s men beat Austria Lustenau 5-0 in the final – which gave Salzburg their second consecutive triumph in the competition Cameroon international Onguene was a 78th-minute replacement for Maximilian Wober and a minute later, Koita completed the rout inside Worthersee Stadium.
Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing
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Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing

The Premier League has confirmed that six people from three different clubs have tested positive for Coronavirus after the first wave were carried out within the top-flight this week. A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs. “Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing.” Clubs an...
Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa & Davido’s Sister, Sharon In Twerking Competition
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Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa & Davido’s Sister, Sharon In Twerking Competition

Davido’s sister, Sharon Ademefu, Toke Makinwa and popular singer, Tiwa Savage recently engaged in a twerking competition. In a video which was shared on Instagram, the beautiful ladies were spotted shaking their backsides heavily according to the beat. From the video, it is unarguable that Tiwa Savage has truly mastered the art of twerking. She was also hailed in the video for shaking her backside effortlessly. Davido’s sister was however mocked for not being able to move her waist very well while twerking. She also admitted to the fact that she’s not really good at it. Watch the video below;
Tomori welcomes Chelsea competition after battling to prove he belongs at the top
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Tomori welcomes Chelsea competition after battling to prove he belongs at the top

The England international defender has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge, but he still has work to do in order to become a regular Fikayo Tomori says he is welcoming competition for places at Chelsea, with the 22-year-old having worked hard to prove that he belongs on the Premier League and Champions League stages. A breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge has been enjoyed by the Blues academy graduate. Having highlighted his potential across a series of Football League loan spells, including one working under Frank Lampard at Derby, the England international has made 22 appearances in 2019-20. He told Chelsea’s official website of his efforts: “It was just about me feeling like I belonged and that I could play at this level. I had spent two-and-a-half years in the Cha...
Villarreal Deny Match-fixing Claims
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Villarreal Deny Match-fixing Claims

Villarreal have responded to allegations that several of their players received payments to throw the match against Getafe on the final day of the 2018/19 season. The name of Getafe forward Jorge Molina featured in WhatsApp conversations between Carlos Aranda and Paco Esteban, two of the main figures of the match-fixing scandal known as 'Operation Oikos'. "Seven Villarreal players have been given two million [euros]," Esteban says in one of the messages to Aranda. However, Villarreal have moved to quash those claims through a statement. "Both Villarreal CF and the first team want to show their absolute rejection of the accusations made in the last few hours and emphatically deny the alleged implication of match-fixing in the game played against Getafe (2-2) at the Coliseum Alfo...
Majority of Premier League players uncomfortable about returning – Willian
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Majority of Premier League players uncomfortable about returning – Willian

The Brazilian claims players are keen to return to the pitch but only when it's safe to do so Chelsea attacker Willian believes the majority of Premier League player are "uncomfortable" with the idea of the competition resuming in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Football in England was suspended in March with the top-flight currently targetting a return in mid-June. The United Kingdom has been hit particularly hard by Covid-19 with 240,000 confirmed cases and over 34,000 deaths to date.
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Didier Drogba has fended off competition from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be crowned the best Ligue 1 striker in the past 20 years The vote was held on Ligue 1's official Twitter account, with Drogba receiving 51 per cent of the 40,094 votes that were cast. Drogba played in Ligue 1 for three seasons, representing Guingamp between 2001 and 2003 before spending the 2003-2004 campaign with Marseille. The 42-year-old was delighted to receive the honour and tweeted: 'Wow what recognition from the fans, thank you for allowing me to experience these incredible emotions. 'Great respect to all strikers who have played in the French championship.' Drogba scored 39 goals in 80 Ligue 1 appearances but it was in the Premier League with Chelsea where he enjoyed the most success. Ibrahimovi...
Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson
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Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson

The Red Devils legend thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a "good decision' by handing the England defender leadership duties earlier this season Harry Maguire fully "deserved" to be named Manchester United's new permanent captain in January, according to Bryan Robson, who has described the club's record signing as a "top player". United forked out £80 million to lure Maguire to Old Trafford last summer after months of speculation, making him the world's most expensive defender in the process. The 27-year-old has been the first name on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team sheet ever since, racking up 42 appearances across all competitions while also contributing two goals and three assists.
Liverpool and RB Leipzig interested in Rashica, says Kosovo chief
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Liverpool and RB Leipzig interested in Rashica, says Kosovo chief

Agim Amedi says the pair are among a number of clubs tracking the Werder Bremen winger, who has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season Liverpool and RB Leipzig are both interested in signing Kosovo winger Milot Rashica, according to the president of the country’s football federation (FFK). Playing mainly on the left flank or behind the striker, the 23-year-old has scored 10 goals in all competitions for Werder Bremen this season. “There are many requests for him. I know that Liverpool in the Premier League want him, but also Leipzig in the Bundesliga,” FFK president Agim Amedi told Syri TV. “I am sure that he will be advised in the best way to make his decision.”
Barcelona Defender to Join Man Utd after Rejecting Three-year Contract
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Barcelona Defender to Join Man Utd after Rejecting Three-year Contract

Barcelona defender, Marc Jurado, is set to join Manchester United in the summer transfer window. According to Sport, Jurado is expected to be named among Man United’s academy intake for next season after he rejected a three-year professional contract at Barcelona. The Spanish newspaper reports that the 16-year-old’s transfer was decided earlier this week after “several weeks” of negotiations between Man United and Jurado’s representatives with an agreement now in place. Jurado has been considered as one of the brightest prospects in the La Masia academy. The right-back has spent nine years with Barca’s youth team. Man United are now expected to pay Barcelona a small compensation fee to lure Jurado to England. Meanwhile, the Red Devils hav...
Hojbjerg is a very good player, but will he make Spurs better?’ – Bent in Mourinho transfer warning
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Hojbjerg is a very good player, but will he make Spurs better?’ – Bent in Mourinho transfer warning

The former Tottenham striker does not believe that the Danish midfielder is the answer to the Portuguese tactician's midfield issues Darren Bent has questioned Tottenham's reported interest in Southampton ace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, insisting he is unlikely to add any extra quality to Jose Mourinho's ranks. Hojbjerg joined Southampton in 2016 for £13 million ($16m) from Bayern Munich - where he picked up a Champions League winners' medal - and has since racked up 129 appearances for the Saints across all competitions. The 24-year-old only has one year left to run on his current contract with Southampton, and has not yet been offered the chance to extend his stay at St Mary's.
Coronavirus: La Liga Gives Latest Update on when Season will Resume
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Coronavirus: La Liga Gives Latest Update on when Season will Resume

The La Liga on Monday disclosed that the football clubs in Spain’s top two divisions would resume training for the first time this week in a bid to restart the season in June. DAILY POST had reported that La Liga, including other major leagues in Europe, were suspended due to the spread of coronavirus across the world. A statement from the organizing body revealed that clubs would follow the league’s rules for resuming training, which had been agreed with Spain’s sports and health authorities in order to guarantee the safety of players, coaches, and staff. The rules oblige players to undergo testing for the COVID-19 before they can return to their training facilities. “These measures cover a period of approximately four weeks with different phases that, in any case, will be...
‘He’d make me laugh all day!’ – Pogba names Man Utd’s Bailly as ideal isolation buddy
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‘He’d make me laugh all day!’ – Pogba names Man Utd’s Bailly as ideal isolation buddy

The Frenchman has opened up on his time in self-isolation away from his team-mates amid the coronavirus-enforced break in the 2019-20 campaign Paul Pogba has admitted that Eric Bailly would be the ideal person to be stuck in quarantine with because his Manchester United colleague makes him "laugh all day long", while also expressing his desire to get back on the pitch as soon as possible. Pogba was approaching a comeback from a long-term injury lay-off when the season was called to a temporary halt on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The French playmaker underwent surgery on an ankle issue back in January, and has only featured in eight matches in all competitions for the Red Devils this term.
Two Years Out of Europe Would be a Long Time’ – De Bruyne
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Two Years Out of Europe Would be a Long Time’ – De Bruyne

With the club potentially banished from continental competition until 2022, the Belgian is taking time to consider his options Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne admits that the outcome of his club's appeal against their Champions League ban could have big implications for his future. City were found guilty of "serious breaches" of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations earlier in 2020 and given a two-year ban from European competition. The club are appealing the verdict, although there is a backlog in the Court of Arbitration for Sport due to the coronavirus outbreak and a swift resolution is unlikely. De Bruyne remains committed to City, but acknowledges that two seasons out of European football's biggest competition would be hard to stomach. "I'm just waiting," the mi...
‘Klopp’s system fits Ferran Torres’ – Liverpool move would suit Valencia winger, says former transfer chief
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‘Klopp’s system fits Ferran Torres’ – Liverpool move would suit Valencia winger, says former transfer chief

The Spain U21 international is being monitored by some of the top clubs in Europe and could well be on the move when the summer window opens Former Valencia sporting director Fernando Gomez believes Ferran Torres has all the attributes to be successful at Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp's system at Anfield deemed a perfect fit for the winger. Torres has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since graduating to Valencia's senior squad in 2017. The 20-year-old has racked up 89 appearances across all competitions for the Spanish outfit over the last three years, scoring nine goals, while establishing himself as a consistent performer in La Liga.