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Chelsea vs Man United: Michael Owen Disagrees With Solskjaer’s Comments
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Chelsea vs Man United: Michael Owen Disagrees With Solskjaer’s Comments

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen , has disagreed with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments following the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Chelsea last weekend. Man United and Chelsea played a 0-0 draw on Sunday night at Stamford Bridge, with both clubs having only a few chances during the match. After the game, Solskjaer had claimed that Man United delivered an almost “perfect away performance” against Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to Solskjaer’s comments, Owen told Sky Sports ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, “Defensively, energy, application, attitude, pressing. Spot on. “With the ball, we weren’t good enough. Not enough quality. We did not create the chances we hoped for. “If we scored on th...
Michael Owen Predicts Liverpool vs Chelsea, Crystal Palace vs Man United, other fixtures
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Michael Owen Predicts Liverpool vs Chelsea, Crystal Palace vs Man United, other fixtures

  Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will play a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side when both sides clash in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield. Owen also predicted Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park Stadium. According to him, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will thrash Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “This one is arguably the pick of the midweek matches. Back at Anfield, Liverpool will be desperate to get on track after a string of poor results on home soil. “They welcome a Chelsea side that will no doubt be cautious. If Thomas Tuchel sets up to play on the counter, I could see them causing Liverpo...
Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw
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Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has disagreed with Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s comments following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw. Chelsea and Man United played a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night, with both teams having only a few chances during the encounter. The result means Chelsea are still on the fifth position on the log, while Man United are in the second position with 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. After the match, Tuchel had told Sky Sports: “It was a high-quality game between two very strong teams. We suffered in the first half, but overall it was an even game. In the second half, I thought we were really strong. “I thought we were closer to winning it, but there was a lot of quality on the pitch. Performance-w...
Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others
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Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others

  Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Leicester City to beat Arsenal when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Owen also backed Manchester United and Chelsea to play a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. According to him, Everton will beat Southampton at Goodison Park on Monday. “There were differing fortunes for both sides in Thursday’s Europa League fixtures. I was surprised to see Leicester crash out but was equally impressed by Arsenal’s fight-back against Benfica,” Owen told BetVictor. “I think if you asked Brendan Rodgers privately, he’d agree that UEFA Champions League qualification is the priority for the Foxes this season. “It will be interesting to see how this one plays ...
Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Draw Against Dinamo
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Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Draw Against Dinamo

  Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to the Europa league last 16 draw that pitted his side against Dinamo Zagreb. Tottenham was lucky to have avoided Manchester United and Arsenal in the draw and Mourinho believes that at this stage there is no easy team left in the competition. Addressing the press on Friday after the draws were confirmed, Mourinho said, “When you are in this competition and you get to this stage you don’t get easy clubs. If you want to win it, sooner or later you have to play against the best clubs or the ones who go through the different stages.” The Portuguese said his team’s objective at the moment is to win against Dinamo and prepare to meet Arsenal and Manchester United later in the competition, adding, “we have always had to face th...
Europa League round of 16 draw
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Europa League round of 16 draw

  Ajax (NED) vs Young Boys (SUI) Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs Villarreal (ESP) Roma (ITA) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) Olympiacos (GRE) vs Arsenal (ENG) Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Tottenham (ENG) Manchester United (ENG) vs AC Milan (ITA) Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Rangers (SCO) Granada (ESP) vs Molde (NOR) Teams drawn first will play the first leg at home. Fixtures will be confirmed on Friday afternoon. The first legs are scheduled for Thursday 11 March, with the second legs on Thursday 18 March. Kick-offs are spilt between 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET. If ties are level after 180 minutes they are decided on away goals, first and foremost. If teams still can't be separated, it goes to extra time. If both teams score the same number of goals during the 30 additional minutes, aw...
Barcelona Defender, Lenglet In Tears After Foul Caused Late Penalty In Draw
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Barcelona Defender, Lenglet In Tears After Foul Caused Late Penalty In Draw

Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet broke down in tears when fans approached his car, after his foul gave away a penalty to Cadiz. In the match against Cadiz, Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the lead through a penalty early on. Barcelona appeared to have won the match and secured all points before Clement Lenglet's poor tackle. In the closing stages of the match, Lenglet's poor tackle challenge gave Cadiz a penalty in the 89th minute. Alex Fernandez scored from the spot for Cadiz to make it 1-1. In the video; Lenglet was leaving the Barcelona stadium when he was approached and he broke down in tears. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/DG7O9T-l-fI
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Stalemate keeps Red Devils top of Premier League
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Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: Stalemate keeps Red Devils top of Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United played out an uneventful goalless draw at Anfield that kept Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side top of the table. Manchester United kept their place at the top of the Premier League after a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. An encounter of few chances saw the Red Devils extend the champions' scoreless run to three matches, their longest such streak in the top flight since March 2005, in what was Jurgen Klopp's 200th league game in charge. Alisson denied Paul Pogba from arguably the best of the opportunities as United's winless league run against the Reds reached five matches for the first time since 2002.
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.
‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea
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‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has reacted after his team, Tottenham played out a dour 0-0 draw with his former club, Chelsea, on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Frank Lampard squared off against his mentor, Jose Mourinho, but surprisingly the very tactical game ended without any goals. Young British-Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham missed three scoring opportunities in the second half before Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud saw late efforts saved by Tottenham's Hugo Lloris. Both teams seen as genuine title contenders seemed more content with a draw as Chelsea rarely threatened while in-form Spurs produced a hallmark Jose Mourinho defensive display. The result means this is the first time Totrenham will drop points away from home this season, but the result was enough to move them above reigning ch...
Davido Reacts After An Artist Drew A Beautiful Painting Of Him On A Dollar Bill
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Davido Reacts After An Artist Drew A Beautiful Painting Of Him On A Dollar Bill

A talented artist, identified as Bamaiyi Danladi, has drawn an incredible landscape painting of popular music Executive, Davido on a dollar bill. The artist drew Davido as the face on the dollar bill, designed for his record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). He took to twitter to share photos of the process and end-product of the artwork, in celebration of the singer’s 28th birthday. He tagged Davido on his post and appealed to other twitter users to also tag him, in order to get him to see the artwork. Danladi wrote; “Happy Birthday King @Davido Please Help Me Retweet And Tag Him So That He Can See This Street Art I Did Of Him #HappyBirthdayDavido Happy Birthday OBO Papa ifeanyi Big 28 King David World OBO Day.” Fortunately, they got Davido’s attention who reacted with ...
Super Eagles Squander 4-1 Lead To Salvage A Draw Against Sierra Leone
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Super Eagles Squander 4-1 Lead To Salvage A Draw Against Sierra Leone

It was a comedy of errors culminating into an utterly disappointing evening as the Super Eagles of Nigeria squandered a 4-1 first half lead against The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone to end the game 4 apiece in their 2021 African Nations Cup qualifying match. The game, which was played at the Samuel Ogbebudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State, ended up to be one that many Nigerians would want to forget in a hurry. Despite the huge expectations of a smooth victory to give the Super Eagles a better chance of qualifying for the biggest football competition in the continent, the Nigeria national side showed that perhaps, they were not mentally ready for the task at hand. The goals started pouring in as early as the 4th minute of the match when Alex Iwobi made it 1-0 to the Super Eagles. ...
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Ajax set new Eredivisie win record with 13-0 drubbing of VVV

Lassina Traore helped himself to five goals as the reigning Dutch champions reclaimed the top spot in style Ajax achieved the biggest Eredivisie win in history on Saturday as VVV Venlo were destroyed 13-0. The reigning Dutch champions went into the clash one point behind PSV and with the chance to regain the summit after recording four wins and a draw in their opening five matches. But while Ajax were favourites to prevail against VVV, who sat 10th in the standings, nobody could have predicted the dominant manner of their victory as the hosts were simply swept away.
Van Dijk Reportedly Facing Several Months Out After Injury’ In Draw With Everton
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Van Dijk Reportedly Facing Several Months Out After Injury’ In Draw With Everton

LIVERPOOL star Virgil van Dijk is reportedly facing ‘seven or eight months’ out with injury. The Reds star was clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the opening minutes of the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. Virgil van Dijk is reportedly facing a lengthy absence after injuring himself against Everton. Van Dijk was unable to continue and it was reported on Saturday evening that he – as well as Thiago – were both sent to hospital for scans. According to beIN Sports, Van Dijk has injured his ACL – a serious issue that would lead to months of recovery time. However, the report is yet to be confirmed by the club or any other source and Van Dijk’s condition remains unclear. Jurgen Klopp was not impressed with the challenge – and was also fearful for Van Dijk. ...
Timo Werner Warns Chelsea Players After 3-3 Draw With Southampton
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Timo Werner Warns Chelsea Players After 3-3 Draw With Southampton

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has warned his new team-mates that they will not win any trophies, if they continue to leak goals. Werner was speaking to the media following a 3-3 draw with Southampton on Saturday. The German international opened his account for the Blues with a brace, before Danny Ings and Adams Che made it 2-2. Kai Havertz put Chelsea in front ahead, but they conceded another equalizer deep into stoppage time and the visitors earned a point through Jannik Vestergaard’s goal. When asked if they have a problem in defence, Werner told Premier League productions:
Kelechi Ihenacho Penalty Misses Hit Hard On Super Eagles, As Tunisia Settled for A Draw
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Kelechi Ihenacho Penalty Misses Hit Hard On Super Eagles, As Tunisia Settled for A Draw

' The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia kickoff the game at the Jacques Leman Arena with high spirit and hope of making history ahead of the Nigeria Super Eagles tonight. As the game progresses, the first and second caution of the game was given to Tunisia’s Drajer Mohamed and Bronn Dylane. Kelechi Iheanacho gave the Nigeria Super Eagles the lead by opening the score line of the game with a brilliant finishes, before failing to convert a penalty kick awarded when Tunisia Goalkeeper, Ben Mustapha gets a yellow card for bringing down Nigeria Ahmed Musa in his box. Drajer Mohammed leveled the game with a goal for the Carthage Eagles in the competitive friendly game. The battle between the two Nations Eagles ends at the Jacques Lemans Arena in An Der Glan, Austria with honours
Struggling Manchester City draw 1 – 1 with Leeds United
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Struggling Manchester City draw 1 – 1 with Leeds United

Leeds United proved a formidable opponent during the Saturday clash with hitherto powerful Manchester City. The clash ended with a goal each as Manchester City struggled to maintain possession as they lost their one goal lead at first half. The Pep Guardiola side are current disadvantaged by injury which has affected some of their biggest names. With the draw, Leeds move to number 5 on the log while City remained humbled at number 10.
Mourinho Blasts VAR after Tottenham’s 1-1 Draw with Man Utd
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Mourinho Blasts VAR after Tottenham’s 1-1 Draw with Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has lashed out at the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), following their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Friday. Steven Bergwijn gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the first half, after David De Gea failed to keep out his powerful shot. However, United levelled from the spot through Bruno Fernandes, after Paul Pogba was fouled in the area by Eric Dier. Referee Jon Moss awarded the Red Devils a late penalty, but VAR overruled the call. “I am unhappy with the VAR, not the referee on the first, the referee can make a mistake but VAR is there to do the job. “In the second I am unhappy with Jon Moss because he did not give the free kick leading up to it and then gave a penalty. In this case, the VAR gave the truth,” Mourinho told Sky Spo...
Julian Weigl hit out at fans after Benfica’s team coach was attacked with stones
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Julian Weigl hit out at fans after Benfica’s team coach was attacked with stones

Benfica stars Julian Weigl and Andrija Zivkovic have assured supporters they are 'ok' but were 'really lucky' not to sustain further injuries after their team bus was attacked. The players were taken to hospital after the vehicle was stoned by angry fans - with individuals frustrated due to Benfica missing the chance to move clear of title rivals Porto at the top of the table. Benfica promptly slammed the actions of those responsible and Weigl has also lashed out at the fans involved in the unsavoury incident. The Portuguese giants were held to a 0-0 draw with Tondela, and some supporters gathered outside Estadio de Luz to urge their team on despite the clash taking place behind closed doors. The attack happened on a major motorway between the stadium and training ground, w...
Fernandinho own-goal costs City more points
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Fernandinho own-goal costs City more points

Wilfried Zaha played a key role in a dramatic Crystal Palace equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Manchester City, after two goals in the final eight minutes from Sergio Aguero had appeared to have secured all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side. The Palace winger was sent racing clear by James McCarthy in the 90th minute and his cross was turned into his own goal by Fernandinho, under pressure from Connor Wickham. Trailing to Cenk Tosun’s first-half goal, City struck back through Aguero who took his tally to 179 Premier League and 251 career goals for the club. Following a delightful floated cross from Gabriel Jesus after 82 minutes, Aguero slid in ahead of his marker to volley left foot into the open net, with his second goal following five minutes later. This time it was full-back B...
The draw for the last-32 of the Europa League
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The draw for the last-32 of the Europa League

The draw for the round of 32 in the Europa League took place on Monday afternoon in Nyon, Switzerland, and featured all three English sides after they qualified for the knockout rounds. Wolves were the first team out of the pot and take on Barcelona-based Espanyol.  Celtic meet Copenhagen while Rangers are up against Portuguese side Braga. Sporting Lisbon will take on Istanbul Basaksehir while Getafe were selected to go up against Ajax. Bayer Leverkusen and Porto were drawn against each other. Cypriot team APOEL will have to get past Basel. Cluj face Sevilla as Alkmaar take on LASK from Austria. Ludogorets, meanwhile, take on Antonio Conte's Inter Milan as Red Bull Salzburg clash with Frankfurt. Shakhtar Donetsk have been matched up with Benfica with Wolfsburg to face Malm...
Champions League Draw For Last 16
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Champions League Draw For Last 16

The Champions League draw has been made for the last 16, with some tasty ties to look forward to as we enter the business end of the European campaign. After topping their respective groups, Manchester City and reigning champions Liverpool will both face trips to Madrid to play Real and Atletico, while Chelsea will take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final. Spurs, meanwhile, take on German side RB Leipzig after the German side finished as group winners. Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain sees Thomas Tuchel head back to Signal Iduna Park in what is undoubtedly one of the pick of the ties, with Atalanta vs Valencia providing all the football hipsters out there with their dream fixture in the next phase. Barcelona has been paired with Napoli as t...
Arsenal Can Still ‘100 % Make Top Four’ – Caretaker Manager Freddie Ljungberg Says
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Arsenal Can Still ‘100 % Make Top Four’ – Caretaker Manager Freddie Ljungberg Says

On Sunday, Arsenal suffered another disheartening draw away at Norwich which would have even been a loss for Arsenal if VAR(video assistant referee) hadn't stepped in to re-award another penalty to Arsenal after the first one was caught by the keeper.   Two goals from Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point for Arsenal at Carrow Road after Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell edged Norwich ahead twice and the result followed the dismissal of Unai Emery on Friday, with interim manager Ljungberg taking charge. Despite this being Arsenal's worst start to a league campaign since 1975, Ljungberg still believes Arsenal can make the top four.   Ljungberg said to reporters after the game: ‘100 per cent [Arsenal can still make the top four]. Teams d...
PSG come from two down to draw at Real Madrid in Champions League clash
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PSG come from two down to draw at Real Madrid in Champions League clash

Paris Saint-Germain stormed from two goals down with 10 minutes remaining to earn a 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid in their heavyweight Champions League group tussle on Tuesday. The visitors knew that anything but defeat at the Bernabeu would confirm them as group winners, with both sides having been guaranteed qualification following Club Brugge's draw at Galatasaray. However, PSG were second best for much of the match. Karim Benzema kept his cool to give the hosts the lead on 17 minutes as he finished off when presented with the ball inside the six-yard box after Federico Valverde had hit the post. There was a huge talking point two minutes before half-time when Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was initially shown a red card for a foul on Mauro Icardi. However, following a co...
Arsenal Chairman Set To Step Down After 2-2 Draw With Southampton
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Arsenal Chairman Set To Step Down After 2-2 Draw With Southampton

Arsenal chairman, Sir Chips Keswick, is considering stepping down at the club, after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton. The result left more angry questions at the door of the Gunners’ boardroom after home fans chanted, “we want Emery out” and booed at the final whistle. According to The Athletic, Keswick has been left so upset by the constant blame aimed at the board, he “felt compelled to consider handing in his resignation as chairman of the club.” Keswick became the club’s chairman in 2013, after he took over from Peter Hill-Wood. But his role in football decisions is nonexistent, with technical director Edu, head of football Raul Sanllehi, managing director Vinai Venkatesham, chief negotiator Huss Fahmy and Josh Kroenke making the key decisions at the Emirates. ...
Lionel Messi Dribbles Past Five Players In Argentina 2-2 Uruguay Draw
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Lionel Messi Dribbles Past Five Players In Argentina 2-2 Uruguay Draw

Lionel Messi still dribbled past five players whilst he was almost on the floor against Uruguay on Monday night. The Argentina superstar dribbled past three Uruguay internationals before falling to the floor and somehow managed to keep the ball to dribble past a further two players. Messi scored an added-time penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw with Uruguay as they twice came from behind in an entertaining friendly match in Israel. watch the video...
Arsenal concede in stoppage time to draw with Vitoria Guimaraes in Europa League
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Arsenal concede in stoppage time to draw with Vitoria Guimaraes in Europa League

Arsenal failed to move within a point of qualification to the Europa League knockout phase after a 1-1 draw at Vitoria Guimaraes. Shkodran Mustafi had put Arsenal 1-0 up with 10 minutes remaining but they were pegged back in stoppage time following a spectacular effort from Bruno Duarte. The two sides met on the Wednesday rather than the usual Thursday slot reserved for the Europa League because it clashed with Braga's home match against Besiktas -- and had an early kick off so as not to coincide with the Champions League games. Unai Emery rested several of his first team stars and it resulted in a sluggish first half with few chances as both sets of players struggled to make an impact. On 80 minutes, Mustafi expertly headed in Nicolas Pepe's free-kick and it looked like Arsena...
Man City’s dour draw at Atalanta won’t prove too costly, but a repeat performance at Anfield will
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Man City’s dour draw at Atalanta won’t prove too costly, but a repeat performance at Anfield will

Manchester City produced a chaotic second-half display in a famous old stadium on Wednesday. They cannot afford another on Sunday. A trip to the San Siro is usually the highlight of any European campaign, but beforehand, this one was reduced to a glorified warm-up with Anfield and Liverpool to come in four days' time. That, though, was before Atalanta jolted City during a cavalier second 45 minutes, Gabriel Jesus missed a VAR-awarded penalty, Ederson was substituted at half-time, Claudio Bravo was sent off and Kyle Walker ended the night in goal. The bare facts are that the game ended 1-1 and City will have to wait to qualify for the knockout rounds. Pep Guardiola, though, had said the best way to get ready for Liverpool was with a polished display here and, in the second half at lea...
Slavia Prague held Barcelona in Camp Nou
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Slavia Prague held Barcelona in Camp Nou

Barcelona failed to score for the first time in 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague. Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca's six shots on target. His fierce left-footed strike was well saved by Ondrej Kolar in the first half. Barca remain top of Champions League Group F, while the visitors are bottom. Ernesto Valverde's side have eight points from four games, while Borussia Dortmund are in second spot with seven points after beating Inter Milan in a thriller at the Westfalenstadion. The visitors started brightly but the exciting Nigerian striker Peter Olayinka was unable to latch onto Petr Sevcik's square pass in the fourth minut...
Football Fans Mock Goalkeeper Kepa For Blunder In 4-4 Ajax Draw
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Football Fans Mock Goalkeeper Kepa For Blunder In 4-4 Ajax Draw

Football fans wasted no time in reacting after shocking blunder by Chelsea Goalkeeper Kepa in the 4-4 draw against Ajax in the Champions League last night. The keeper was caught out by a deep free-kick from the left, which cannoned off the post, hit him as he dived to save it and bounced into the goal. TV presenter Gary Lineker led the jokes, claiming the Spaniard was 'Done like a Kepa'. While a fan on social media wrote: 'You won’t see a better diving header for a while' It was the second own goal of the night for Chelsea, after Tammy Abraham had opened the scoring at the wrong end with just three minutes played. watch the video... This about as unlucky as it gets ? Hakim Ziyech's cross hits Kepa square in the face and goes in. Wait for the slow-motion replays......
Carabao Cup Quarter-final Draw
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Carabao Cup Quarter-final Draw

The draws were conducted on Thursday morning, following the conclusion of the round of 16 fixtures on Wednesday night. Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-1, while Liverpool won 5-4 on penalties against Arsenal on Wednesday. Oxford United v Manchester City Manchester United v Colchester United Aston Villa v Liverpool Everton v Leicester City Fixtures for the quarter-finals will commence on December 16.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Verbally Abused By Arsenal Fans Following Crystal Palace Draw
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Verbally Abused By Arsenal Fans Following Crystal Palace Draw

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was verbally abused by Arsenal fans following their draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday night. A video has emerged on Twitter of the Gabonese forward sat in his Lamborghini Aventador as Arsenal supporters surround it hurling abuse. One fan can be heard shouting: "£2,000 a year to watch s***... f*** off!" Another adds: "These people pay £1,800 for a season ticket... they are your support!" Harsh words for Aubameyang who has been one of the most clinical strikers in the Premier League since his arrival. Since signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang has scored 49 goals in 76 games. Without his goals this season, Unai Emery's side would be 19th in the Premier League table and battling relegation. Tensions are still high in the ...
Lacazette Likes IG Post Calling For Emery To Be Sacked After Crystal Palace Draw
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Lacazette Likes IG Post Calling For Emery To Be Sacked After Crystal Palace Draw

Alexandre Lacazette has liked an Instagram post criticising Arsenal manager Unai Emery and club captain Granit Xhaka after the 2-2 home draw with Crystal Palace. Pressure is mounting on Emery after the Gunners spurned a two-goal lead and Xhaka appeared to tell fans to 'f*** off' as he was being substituted on the hour mark. And it would appear the jeers of disgruntled fans resonated with Lacazette, as the Frenchman liked troopzafc's post in the aftermath of the disappointing draw. 'Troopz', who is known for his appearances on Youtube channel AFTV, posted a picture of himself swearing towards the camera in the stands at the Emirates stadium. The caption read: 'I'm sorry, I’m done with this now. You can’t be 2-0 up at home to palace and draw. Emery I’ve backed you but bro, enough...
Arsenal’s Unai Emery admits Xhaka was ‘wrong,’ bemoans VAR interventions
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Arsenal’s Unai Emery admits Xhaka was ‘wrong,’ bemoans VAR interventions

Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted that his captain Granit Xhaka was wrong to storm off the Emirates Stadium pitch while removing his shirt and gesturing toward the jeering crowd during Sunday's 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Xhaka cupped his ear as he left the pitch before walking straight down the tunnel and his manager said that it was the wrong reaction toward the home side's supporters. "He was wrong, he was wrong," Emery said in his press conference. "But I think now [we] stay calm and also speak with him, speak inside around that. His reaction was wrong. We are here because we have supporters. In football we are the workers inside [the pitch] but we play for them. We need to have respect for them when they are applauding us and also when they are criticising us." Emery d...
Arsenal Fan TV Peaked Last Night After Their 2-2 Draw With Crystal Palace
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Arsenal Fan TV Peaked Last Night After Their 2-2 Draw With Crystal Palace

DT and Troopz kicked off on Arsenal Fan TV (AFTV) following their side's disappointing draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday. Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead as Palace hit back to draw 2-2 with club captain Granit Xhaka appearing to tell his own fans to "f**k off" in a furious substitution. Fans were left raging including two of the club's most recognisable supporters. Regular AFTV contributors DT and Troopz pulled no punches after Arsenal threw away two league points. DT vented his anger over Xhaka as did Troopz who unleashed a verbal attack on the Swiss midfielder, who cupped his ears and angrily gestured to the Arsenal crowd following his substitution. DT also had his hat stolen during his meltdown on the YouTube channel and appeared to get into a fight with a visiting fan...
Vincent Kompany’s testimonial end in a 2-2 draw
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Vincent Kompany’s testimonial end in a 2-2 draw

Over 51,000 fans turned up at the Etihad to watch Kompany's testimonial end in a 2-2 draw, but the Belgium defender was ruled out with a hamstring injury. The Belgian defender poked fun at himself in his press conference ahead of kick-off. "You might have noticed, I'm not playing - I just had to be injured for my own testimonial," he said. Martin Petrov opened the scoring for City in the opening minute after a comical mix-up between Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. The All-Stars hit back thanks to goals from Robbie Keane and Robin van Persie. Benjani scored in the dying stages to make it 2-2 on an entertaining evening at the Etihad. "I'm the proudest man in the world," said Kompany. "It's been a special day. It's been a perfect evening even though I didn't play. I couldn...
Champions League Group Stage Draw
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Champions League Group Stage Draw

Group A: Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Brugge, Galatasaray Group B: Bayern Munich, Spurs, Olympiacos, Red Star Belgrade Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow Group E: Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk Group F: FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague Group G: Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille The action all gets under way with the first matchweek on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September, before two rounds of fixtures in October, two in November and the final round on December 10/11. The 2020 Champions League final will take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 30 May. ...
Ordega scores as Shanghai hand Jiangsu Suning first defeat despite Addo assist
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Ordega scores as Shanghai hand Jiangsu Suning first defeat despite Addo assist

The Nigerian inspired her side's win in Shanghai but her Ghanaian counterpart could not save the leaders from defeat with her contribution Francisca Ordega was on target for Shanghai as they condemned Elizabeth Addo and Tabitha Chawinga's Jiangsu Suning to their first defeat of the season following a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Shanghai came into the game on the heels of a 1-1 draw at Changchun Dazhong a week ago and were hoping for a win in a bid to close the gap with the leaders Jiangsu. On the other hand, Addo and Chawinga were cruising on a fine winning run of eight matches following a 1-0 win over Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo's Beijing BG Phoenix FC last week.
Afcon: Could evolved Zimbabwe be Africa Cup of Nations dark horses?
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Afcon: Could evolved Zimbabwe be Africa Cup of Nations dark horses?

The Warriors have a tough first-round draw, but have the quality to reach the latter stages Zimbabwe may well feel that, with the possible exception of Namibia, they received the hardest Africa Cup of Nations group-stage draw when the pots were revealed in Cairo on April 12. Admittedly, they don’t have quite as tough an assignment as the Brave Warriors, who have been pitted alongside Morocco, the Ivory Coast and South Africa, but the southern Africans still have their work cut out to progress. Indeed, according to the four pots as organised ahead of the draw, Zimbabwe’s Group A opponents the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda were the first and second highest ranked teams in Pots Two and Three respectively.
‘Every time I watch it, I cry’ – Lucas still stunned by Champions League heroics
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‘Every time I watch it, I cry’ – Lucas still stunned by Champions League heroics

The Brazil international says he gets emotional when watching the replay of his goals in Amsterdam Lucas Moura has been in tears every time he has watched a replay of Tottenham's remarkable comeback win over Ajax. Mauricio Pochettino's side secured a place in their first Champions League final thanks to a dramatic 3-2 triumph in Amsterdam on Wednesday – Lucas scoring all three goals in the second half to seal a 3-3 aggregate draw and victory on away goals. The winner came as the clock ticked into the 96th minute, and Lucas still gets emotional when watching back those decisive moments.
Juventus 1 Torino 1: Ronaldo strikes late in Turin derby
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Juventus 1 Torino 1: Ronaldo strikes late in Turin derby

Juventus were indebted to Cristiano Ronaldo's late goal to maintain their unbeaten home record in Serie A against local rivals Torino. Cristiano Ronaldo scored six minutes from time to salvage an undeserved 1-1 Serie A draw for Juventus in Friday's Turin derby against Torino. Walter Mazzarri's side had been on course for a first win away to the champions since 1995 thanks to Sasa Lukic's first goal for the club in the first half. Ronaldo – who had come close before the interval – popped up late on, though, heading in from six yards to preserve his team's unbeaten home record in the league this season.
Will Neymar be banned for fan punch? PSG star’s possible sanctions
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Will Neymar be banned for fan punch? PSG star’s possible sanctions

The Brazilian was involved in a scuffle following his side's shock Coupe de France loss on Saturday, but what might the ramifications be? Paris Saint-Germian star Neymar faces being landed in hot water by the French FA (FFF) after apparently punching a fan following last Saturday’s Coupe de France final defeat by Rennes. The Brazilian had netted a brilliant chip to put PSG 2-0 into the lead, but thereafter they collapsed, with a Presnel Kimpembe own goal the trigger for the Breton side to come back and draw 2-2. Tempers flared on the pitch, with Kylian Mbappe sent off before a penalty shootout that was won 6-5 by the underdogs. Neymar scored his kick but Christopher Nkunku saw his go high in sudden death after the first 11 had been converted.
Allegri Speaks on Ronaldo’s Performance in 1-1 Draw With Ajax
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Allegri Speaks on Ronaldo’s Performance in 1-1 Draw With Ajax

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, praised Cristiano Ronaldo after he scored on his return, but demanded more from the team, ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Ajax. Ronaldo was back in action following a muscle injury and netted in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in Holland. David Neres equalized within seconds of the second half restarting, to haul his side back into the tie. Asked about Ronaldo after the game, Allegri told reporters: “He was just coming back, he ran a lot and he played a good game. “He started the action and he wrapped it up [with the goal]. This is Ronaldo. “But I would add that in the second leg we have to do better as a team and most of all when have possession of the ball and they are pressing us.” Juve host Ajax ...
Mueller’s horseplay eases nerves as Bayern return to title race
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Mueller’s horseplay eases nerves as Bayern return to title race

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Mueller hopes that superior horsepower will keep his team ahead of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race on a tough trip to Freiburg this Saturday. With Bayern and Dortmund separated only by goal difference at the top of the table and set to face each other next weekend, it promises to be a nervy few weeks for the reigning champions. Yet Mueller cut through the tension and had Munich chuckling this week when he named a horse after team mate Manuel Neuer. Mueller, whose wife Lisa is a dressage rider, said in an Instagram post that he had named the newborn foal Manuel because it shared its birthday with the Bayern goalkeeper, who turned 33 on Wednesday. But coach Niko Kovac has warned that Bayern are unlikely to win at a canter in Freiburg on...
Arsenal Draw Napoli, Chelsea Face Slavia Prague In Europa League Quarter-Finals
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Arsenal Draw Napoli, Chelsea Face Slavia Prague In Europa League Quarter-Finals

Arsenal will face Napoli in a clash of two of the favourites to win the Europa League after being drawn together on Friday. The Gunners’ London rivals Chelsea will take on Slavia Prague, while near-neighbours Valencia and Villarreal will face off in an all-Spanish tie. The two Premier League sides could now meet in May’s final in Baku after being place in opposite sides of the semi-final draw.
FG moves to check workforce deficiency
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FG moves to check workforce deficiency

Plans are underway by the Federal Government to collaborate with professional associations and private organisations to develop a National Skill Gap Analysis (NSGA), to check skill deficiency in the country’s workforce. Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, disclosed this at the Construction Artisans Awards and Job Skill Expo in Abuja. The Permanent secretary, who declared the event opened, said the NSGA will provide a strategic framework and help the government in planning how to ensure that there is no skill deficiency in any sector of the economy.He said government is worried about the high employment rate in the country, hence the strategy to draw attention to artisan skills for a more robust workforce. “The NSGA will help us know how many people are ...
“We Don’t Play Playstation Football”:Jurgen Klopp To Reporter After Everton Draw
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“We Don’t Play Playstation Football”:Jurgen Klopp To Reporter After Everton Draw

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp could not hide his anger and dismissed criticism of his tactics and substitutions in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby in a heated exchange with a reporter. Liverpool's fourth draw in seven matches now leaves them one point behind rival Manchester City in the title race. Klopp took off striker Sadio Mane for midfielder Adam Lallana in the 84th minute and when asked if the series of draws indicated he should take more risks, the German bridled. "I'm really disappointed about your question. It's football -- we don't play Playstation," he said. "Do you think we didn't take enough risks today? Was there any draw where we didn't try to win? Bring on an extra attacker and football changes? It is not like that, come on. "We are of...
Man City eye return to the summit
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Man City eye return to the summit

Manchester City can regain the lead of the Premier League for the first time in almost two months when they take on Everton on Wednesday. Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at West Ham United last night, combined with City’s 3-1 win over Arsenal the day before, reduced the gap between the top two from what was once seven points to only three. Victory at Goodison Park would send Pep Guardiola’s team top of the league on goal difference. They would be in the No 1 spot for the first time since a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, combined with Liverpool’s 4-0 win at AFC Bournemouth, sent the Reds top on 8 December. Former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler was quick to call for perspective after the disappointing result for the leaders at London Stadium. "It's not all doom and gloom for Liverpool," Fowler ...
Full 2019 Copa America Draw Revealed
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Full 2019 Copa America Draw Revealed

Argentina and Colombia are set to face off in the 2019 Copa America this summer. The best of South America and beyond will descend on Brazil in the latest installment of the Copa America. Chile are the defending champions following their successes in 2015 and 2016 and will hope Alexis Sanchez can rediscover his form to fire them to a hat-trick of trophies. Argentina are waiting for their talisman Lionel Messi to decide whether he will come out of his self-imposed exile in a bid to end his country's trophy drought. And Brazil will be hoping for success on home soil having last won silverware at the World Cup in Japan and South Korea in 2002. The traditional South American sides are joined by guests Japan and Qatar. Full 2019 Copa America Draw: Group A: Brazil, Peru,...
Premier League Clubs Reacts To Nigeria Draw Against South Africa
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Premier League Clubs Reacts To Nigeria Draw Against South Africa

Arsenal, Chelsea and Stoke City have reacted to Super Eagles qualification for next African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. The three English clubs reserved special praise for their players in the Nigerian squad after they booked a place in Cameroon. The club followed Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with South Africa at the FNB Stadium because Kenneth Omeruo, Alex Iwobi and Oghenekaro Etebo were on international duty. Another Chelsea loanee, Ola Aina was omitted from the match day squad and ex-Arsenal U23 captain, Semi Ajayi earned his third cap off the bench as a late replacement for Iwobi. Chelses wrote on their official website, ”It was a better Saturday for Kenneth Omeruo and Nigeria who secured their place in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament with a 1-1 draw away ...