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Gary Neville Blasts Bruno Fernandes after Crystal Palace’s 0-0 Draw with Man United
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Gary Neville Blasts Bruno Fernandes after Crystal Palace’s 0-0 Draw with Man United

  Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has slammed midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, following the club’s 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Neville said Fernandes looked “sloppy” throughout the encounter at Selhurst Park as both Man United and Crystal Palace shared a point each. “Fernandes was sloppy from the first few minutes, and he’s not been at his best these last couple of weeks,” Neville told Sky Sports. “Maybe there is a suggestion that he is running himself into the ground, and that could be true, but you have got to have things happening in front of you as well. “And I thought [Marcus] Rashford on the left, [Mason] Greenwood on the right, [Edinson] Cavani in the middle… they all stayed in their spots and when y...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: We’ve Got Scores to Settle – Solskjaer

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his team has a score to settle with Crystal Palace when both sides clash in the Premier League on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace defeated Man United, 3-1 at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture last September. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Solskjaer said, “You could say patience but also you need the quality because he [Roy Hodgson] has a great record of organising his teams. “They have some very experienced players that know the game. We felt that early on in the first game of the season, of course. “They counter attacked a few times against us and scored. So we have got a score to settle, to be honest.” Man United heads to the game after playing a 0-0 draw against ...
Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash
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Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash

The Lilywhites are not allowed to play at home on the same evening as a fellow club from the same city, forcing them to alter their schedule Tottenham will be forced to reverse their upcoming Europa League round-of-16 fixtures against Dinamo Zagreb after UEFA ordered them to, the club has confirmed. Jose Mourinho's Spurs, among the frontrunners to take home the trophy this term, were originally set to travel to Croatia on Thursday 11 March before hosting Zoran Mamic's side in north London the following week. But now they will instead welcome the Prva HNL outfit first, before they fly out to fulfil the return fixture on Thursday 18 March in order to avoid a clash with Arsenal.
EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes
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EPL Referees Fined up to £50,000 for Their Mistakes

Referees in the English Premier League are paying for their mistakes, missing out on annual performance-related bonuses of up to £50,000 with each error, SportsMail reports. Referees are awarded marks for every fixture they officiate, depending on whether their decisions are deemed right or wrong. These scores are tallied by their bosses in a ‘merit table’. A typical Premier League referee earns a basic salary of around £110,000 to £120,000, but bonuses can take it up to £160,000 or £170,000. Bonuses are determined by the ‘merit table’ produced by referees’ body PGMOL at the end of each season. The top-ranked referee will receive the highest bonus and the bottom-ranked official gets the lowest. It is believed that a typical mark for a referee might be 8.4 out of 10. If ...
Game Changer – Fabregas Hails Saka After Europa League Win
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Game Changer – Fabregas Hails Saka After Europa League Win

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after the Gunners defeated Benfica 3-2 in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture on Thursday at Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. Fabregas, who spent almost a decade at Arsenal, was impressed by Saka’s display against Benfica. The former Chelsea star described the England youngster as a “game-changer” after the match. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a strike from Kieran Tierney ensured Arsenal qualified for the last-16 ahead of Benfica on 4-3 aggregate. Both teams had played a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week. Reacting, Fabregas wrote on Twitter: “Saka is such a good player. “Such a maturity and intelligence for his age. Game changer.” Meanwhile, Aubameyang belie...
Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg
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Mourinho Hails Dele Alli’s Performance in Tottenham’s Victory Against Wolfsberg

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has commented on midfielder, Dele Alli’s performance following his side’s Europa League last-32 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Alli scored an overhead kick as goals from Carlos Vinicius (2), and Gareth Bale ensured Tottenham qualified for Europa League last-16 ahead of Wolfsberg. Tottenham had won the first-leg 4-1 last week. Speaking on Alli’s display, Mourinho said at his post-match press conference that the England international played well against the visitors. “The goal I don’t need to speak because all the people around the world will see it,” Mourinho said. “For me, around the goal, he [Alli] played very well. You can see he is not fresh, but in this moment where we are going to play every three days, he will be important...
Thomas Tuchel Discloses Chelsea’s Target this Season
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Thomas Tuchel Discloses Chelsea’s Target this Season

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has disclosed that the club’s target is to finish in the top four positions on the Premier League table this season. Tuchel made this known following Chelsea’s Premier League 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday night at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner. Tuchel’s men are now in the 4th position on the Premier League table with 42 points after beating Newcastle. “Top four is the target and stays the target There are many teams behind us chasing,” Tuchel told a post-match press conference. “We had many points to recover, and it stays a big challenge because many games are coming. “We’re going to play teams from the top and bottom, every game is difficult, and we will keep fighting.” Chelse...
Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi Matches Xavi’s Record
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Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi Matches Xavi’s Record

  Lionel Messi has moved level with Xavi Hernandez as Barcelona’s record appearance maker in LaLiga, after he played in their 5-1 victory over Alaves on Saturday. The 33-year-old matched Xavi’s tally of 505 league appearances for the club. Messi will now break the record, when he plays against Cadiz on February in their next league fixture. His current teammate, Sergio Busquets sits fourth on the list with 399 appearances, behind Andres Iniesta. Xavi also holds the record for most appearances for Barcelona across all competitions with 767, a figure Messi is just eight games short of. Messi made his debut for Barca over 16 years ago in October 2004. Since then, he has scored 651 times, winning 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.
Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Warns Klopp’s Men
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Liverpool vs Man City: Guardiola Warns Klopp’s Men

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool that his team is coming to Anfield to win and not to draw. Guardiola gave the warning on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Guardiola’s men head to the match following a 2-0 win over Burnley in their last Premier League fixture, while Liverpool lost 1-0 to Brighton “We make a good performance there [at Anfield] and sometimes are not able to win,” Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website. “I want to see my team go to Anfield and try to win the game, like day one since we were together. “We go there to win the game, not draw. We want to win the game.” Guardiola added: “They are always a top team. They still have a top s...
Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho
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Brighton vs Tottenham: Defeat Does not Put me in Hell – Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that a 1-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday, does not put him in hell. Leandro Trossard’s first half finish proved to be the winner at the Amex Stadium. IThe result condemned Mourinho’s side to two successive Premier League defeats in four days. Spurs have now won only twice in nine league fixtures and are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Mourinho said: “We didn’t start well and after conceding the goal nothing improved. “My feeling was the team was a bit sad. The performance was not very good, but a victory doesn’t put me in paradise and a defeat doesn’t put me in hell. “Now we are in a difficult moment with results, injuries and self-esteem.” Up next for Mourinho and Tottenham, is a home fixture against ...
Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat
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Jurgen Klopp Reveals What Alisson Becker Said about Burnley Penalty after Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat

Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed that goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, felt the referee was wrong to award Burnley a penalty during their 1-0 Premier League defeat on Thursday night. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield, thanks to Ashley Barnes’ late penalty. Barnes won the penalty for the visitors after Becker appeared to have made contact with the striker, but the Brazilian shot-stopper says there was no contact. “We had the ball a lot, created some and did not finish the situations off,” Klopp said at the post-match press conference after the game. “That keeps the game open, and then they get the penalty – Alisson told me he didn’t touch him, but I didn’t see it back.” The defeat against Burnley means Liverpool are now in the 4th position ...
Liverpool vs Burnley: Michael Owen Predicts EPL Clash
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Liverpool vs Burnley: Michael Owen Predicts EPL Clash

EX Manchester United and England striker, Michael Owen, is confident that Liverpool will end their poor run of form, by defeating Burnley on Thursday night. However, He does not expect an easy evening for the reigning Premier League champions. Liverpool have gone four games without a win in the league and three without a goal. Jurgen Klopp’s men were held to a 0-0 draw by Manchester United in their last fixture. But Owen predicted his former club would pass the test at Anfield against Sean Dyche’s organised side in a slender 1-0 scoreline. He told BetVictor: “I think the Reds will have to be patient, but I would be surprised if they drew another blank with the talent they have on the pitch. "With that in mind, I’m going for a narrow home win.”
Injured Osimhen ‘mad’ and ‘upset’ after missing Napoli trip to AZ Alkmaar
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Injured Osimhen ‘mad’ and ‘upset’ after missing Napoli trip to AZ Alkmaar

The Nigeria striker is yet to recover from the dislocated shoulder he suffered during the last international break against Sierra Leone Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso claims Victor Osimhen is not smiling after he missed their Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar. The 21-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder during Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone on November 13, after scoring a goal in the 4-4 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. He has consequently missed Napoli's last three matches across all competitions, which include a 4-0 win over Roma in the Serie A and a 2-0 victory against Rijeka in the Europa League.
Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic: Bhoys bow out after repeat performance
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Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic: Bhoys bow out after repeat performance

Odsonne Edouard fired Celtic into the lead at Sparta Prague, but they were beaten 4-1 again and exited the Europa League. Celtic were again tormented by Lukas Julis in another 4-1 defeat to Sparta Prague as they crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday. Neil Lennon's Bhoys had lost by the same scoreline at home to Sparta earlier in the month and Odsonne Edouard's opener in the away fixture provided only a brief moment of respite before the hosts responded. Dismal defensive lapses allowed David Hancko and Julis - the hat-trick hero in Scotland scoring twice this time - to prematurely end this year's European adventure.
Ramos out for Madrid’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar while Hazard closes in on return
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Ramos out for Madrid’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar while Hazard closes in on return

The Blancos have omitted the skipper from their squad for their European opener at Santiago Bernabeu Sergio Ramos will miss Real Madrid's clash with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League while Eden Hazard's fitness is improving as he nears a comeback from injury. Los Blancos captain Ramos took a knock to his knee in Saturday's shock 1-0 La Liga loss to Cadiz and was absent from Tuesday's training session ahead of the club's opening European fixture of the 2020-21 campaign at Santiago Bernabeu. With the first Clasico of the season against Barcelona taking place on Saturday, head coach Zinedine Zidane said he was unlikely to risk exacerbating the issue.
Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game
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Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game

The Nigeria international is in contention for Saturday's league match after missing the Toffees' opening two games of the season Alex Iwobi has returned to the Everton squad ahead of their Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after recovering from a knock. The 24-year-old was missing in Carlo Ancelotti's team for their opening league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and their Carabao Cup triumph against Salford City on Wednesday. Ahead of the encounter against the Baggies at Goodison Park on Saturday, Ancelotti confirmed the Super Eagles star is among the players fit and ready to play following his recovery.
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without three players when they take on Copenhagen in the Europa League last-8 fixture at RheinEnergieSTADION in Germany on Monday night due to injury. The players are Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe. Man United head to the game after knocking out LASK from the Europa League round of 16 second-leg tie at Old Trafford last Wednesday. Meanwhile, providing an update on Jones’s injury, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by Man United’s official website: “Phil has been following an individualized training programme during the post-lockdown period to optimize recovery from a knee problem. “It was a good opportunity as we had sufficient cover in defensive position...
Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed
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Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has released a 24-man squad to tackle Manchester City in Friday’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Etihad Stadium. Zidane excluded forward, Gareth Bale in the squad to face Pep Guardiola’s men. The Frenchman announced the list in a post through the club’s official website. Zidane’s men head to the game after losing 2-1 in the first-leg encounter a few months ago. Real Madrid squad against Man City: Goalkeeper: Courtois, Areola and Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy and Javi Hernández. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Jović, Asensio, Brahim, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo. The match is scheduled for 8 pm. ...
Zidane Releases Real Madrid Squad to Face Real Sociedad
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Zidane Releases Real Madrid Squad to Face Real Sociedad

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has released a 23-man squad to tackle Real Sociedad in tonight’s La Liga fixture at the Reale Arena Stadium. Zidane announced the list in a post via the club’s official website on Saturday night. Zidane’s men head to the game following a 3-0 victory against Valencia in their last La Liga encounter on Thursday. Real Madrid squad against Sociedad: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Mendy, Javi Hernández. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Asensio, Brahim, Mariano, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo. The kick-off for the match is 9 pm, Nigerian time.
Depay back from injury as Lyon return to training
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Depay back from injury as Lyon return to training

Ahead of their Champions League last-16 return leg against Juventus, the Ligue 1 side have received a boost as their star man trained on Monday Lyon returned to training on Monday, with the Champions League hopefuls having been at ease since the middle of March due to the coronavirus crisis. Although the Ligue 1 season was confirmed to be over at the end of April, leaving OL controversially seventh in the standings and, therefore, without a European spot for next season, they are working with the second leg of their European tie against Juventus in mind. With regards that fixture, the Rhone side have been boosted by the return of Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, both of whom trained having missed out since December because of long-term knee injuries sustained in a clash agains...
Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor
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Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor

With the Premier League title possibly on the line, there have been suggestions the highly-charged fixture could be moved to a neutral venue Liverpool’s potentially title-deciding Merseyside derby clash with Everton should go ahead at Goodison Park as planned, says Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson. The Reds, 25 points clear at the top of the table, are due to take on their city neighbours in their first game back after the coronavirus shutdown on Sunday, June 21. If second-placed Manchester City lose to Arsenal the previous Wednesday, then Jurgen Klopp’s side will be able to secure their first title in 30 years with a win against the Toffees.
Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal
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Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal

Odion Ighalo has spoken about his delight at extending his Manchester United loan deal. The 30-year-old joined United in January on an initial six-month contract from Shanghai Shenhua. Ighalo went on to score four goals in eight appearances, before it expired on May 31. However, both clubs have agreed on an extension, which will see the Nigerian striker remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. “I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go,” Ighalo told MUTV. “The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy, so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.” The last time Ighalo featured for the Red Devils...
Super-sub Bebou outshines Awoniyi as Hoffenheim pip Mainz 05
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Super-sub Bebou outshines Awoniyi as Hoffenheim pip Mainz 05

The Togolese winger came off the bench to score the only goal that separated both teams at the Opel Arena on Saturday Super-sub Ihlas Bebou was the hero for Hoffenheim in Saturday's Bundesliga fixture as he scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory over Taiwo Awoniyi's Mainz 05. The Togo international was introduced for Bruun Larsen in the 38th minute and he made a statement within six minutes, scoring his fourth league goal of the season which turned out to be the match-winning strike. Mali's Diadie Samassekou assisted Bebou in finding the back of the net as Hoffenheim secured their second straight win in the Bundesliga.
Gift Otuwe: Nigeria striker the heroine as Neman pip Dnepr Mogilev
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Gift Otuwe: Nigeria striker the heroine as Neman pip Dnepr Mogilev

The Super Falcons star continued with her fine scoring form as her effort ensured her side maintain their winning run in the Belarusian top-flight Gift Otuwe netted the all-important winner for Neman as they beat Dnepr Mogilev 1-0 in a Belarusian Women's Premier League fixture on Sunday. The former Nigeria international had joined Denis Levchenko's team after parting ways with champions Minsk in 2019, bringing an end to her five-year stay at the club. The 35-year-old, who managed just a goal in seven outings for Neman last season made, an impressive start for the Grodno based outfit as her strike sealed the triumph at Bobruichanka on May 2. The four-time Belarusian title winner scored the solitary goal of the match with a header on the brink of half-time to inspire Levchenko's si...
Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis
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Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis

The Reds' 3-2 defeat against the Spanish outfit at Anfield was their final outing before the 2019-20 season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic The mayor of Liverpool has called for an inquiry into whether their Champions League last 16 fixture could have directly contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in the city back in March. 52,000 supporters turned out to watch Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their first knockout stage tie at Anfield on March 11. Despite the fact that Spain was one of the worst affected countries in the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, 3,000 Spanish fans were allowed to fly to England to watch their team secure a stunning 3-2 victory on Merseyside.
When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat
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When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat

Liverpool’s bamboozling march to their first Premier League title in 30 years, suffered a minor setback when they were battered 3-0 by Watford on Saturday night. Jurgen Klopp is seeing a Senegalese win games, but at Vicarage Road, it was Ismaila Sarr and not Sadio Mane, that shone like a million stars. Sarr scored twice in the second half and set up Troy Deeney for the last goal, as the Hornets ended Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten run. The Premier League leaders’ first defeat this season, means they still need 12 points from their final 10 matches to be confirmed champions. If both Liverpool and City keep winning from now on, Liverpool’s chance to secure the fourth win they need will come against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 5. However, fixture ch...
Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is banned and fined £60,000 for racially abusing a black footballer
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Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is banned and fined £60,000 for racially abusing a black footballer

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla, who currently plays for Leeds United has been banned for eight games following a five-month investigation into allegations that he racially abused Charlton striker, Jonathan Leko,   The incident occurred during a corner kick in the Addicks' 1-0 win at the Valley in September 2019. Kiko, 33,  reportedly called Leko, 20,  a 'n*****' during a clash between them.   On Friday night, the Football Association announced an eight-game ban for Casilla and  fined £60,000 as well as ordering him to attend a face-to-face education course.     An FA spokesman confirmed: 'Kiko Casilla has been suspended for eight matches with immediate effect, fined £60,000 and must attend face-to-face education after a breach of FA...
Coronavirus: Juventus to Play Inter Milan Behind Closed Doors
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Coronavirus: Juventus to Play Inter Milan Behind Closed Doors

Sunday’s Serie A fixture between Juventus and Inter Milan will be played behind close doors because of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. DAILY POST recalls that confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has been reported in Italy as more than 400 people have been infected. Almost all the cases are reported in northern Italy. Juventus confirmed this in a statement on its official website on Thursday. Maurizio Sarri’s men head to the game following a 1-0 defeat to Lyon in the Champions League round of 16 first leg encounter on Wednesday. “Juventus vs. Inter, scheduled for 20:45 on Sunday 1 March at the Allianz Stadium, will be played behind closed doors,” a club statement read. “Lega Serie A communicated, in compliance with the Decree of the President o...
Kovacic Reveals how Chelsea Should Approach Tottenham After Defeat to Man Utd
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Kovacic Reveals how Chelsea Should Approach Tottenham After Defeat to Man Utd

Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, has urged Frank Lampard’s men to approach their next Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at home like the beginning of the season. The Croatian international said this while reacting to Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. “We need to wake up because they [Tottenham and Man United] are coming from behind,” Kovacic was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “We need to play our next game against Tottenham and rest like we were playing in the beginning of the season and also make some changes.” He added: “Chelsea must improve and focus because we have tough matches ahead of us. “We have to train hard every day and avoid making too many mistake...
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Clash
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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Clash

Former Premier League and La Liga striker, Michael Owen, has given his prediction for tonight’s UEFA Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg fixture. Diego Simeone’s side head to the match following a 2-2 draw with Valencia in La Liga last weekend, while the Reds defeated Norwich City 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Providing his prediction, Owen was quoted by Sport Review as saying: “Liverpool goes into Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium with almost fully fit squad where they won their sixth Champions League trophy last June. “Diego Simeone’s side is unbeaten in their last t...
Chelsea vs. Man United: Ian Wright Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs. Man United: Ian Wright Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester United when both teams clash in tonight’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in their last Premier League fixture, while Man United played a goalless draw against Wolves. Providing his predictions, Wright was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “I want Chelsea to beat Man United for some reason. “Because I don’t know Man United’s forwards that are going to play on Monday night against Chelsea. “Will Ighalo going to come in and score for Solskjaer’s men? Hopefully, he does, and if not, I think Chelsea will win. “I expect Frank Lampard’s men to have a go at United, and it is up to them to put the visitors under huge pressure.”
Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash Btw Chelsea and Man United
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Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash Btw Chelsea and Man United

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester United when both teams clash in Monday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in their last encounter, while Man United played a goalless draw with Wolves. Providing his predictions, Owen was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Manchester United have not scored in their last three Premier League matches. “Their clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge would not provide many opportunities in terms of creating chances for goals. “Man United demolished Chelsea at Old Trafford 4-0 in the first league last year, but I expect Frank Lampard’s men to take all three points against the Red Devils in what would be a close tie.” The kick-off ti...
Victor Moses Explains Why Napoli Defeated Inter Milan
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Victor Moses Explains Why Napoli Defeated Inter Milan

Inter Milan winger ,Victor Moses, has revealed why his side was beaten 1-0 by Napoli in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg encounter on Wednesday night at the San Siro. Napoli defeated Inter Milan, thanks to Fabian Ruiz Pena’s second-half strike. But Moses believes Antonio Conte’s men were tired during the match following their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday. “We were kind of tired after the match against AC Milan on Sunday,” Moses told Inter TV after the match. “We are upset at the outcome, but Inter needs to start winning again in our next match and look forward. “We will try to improve against Lazio in our next fixture and do our best, but we are disappointed with today’s result. “Football in Italy is so tactical, we have a fantastic manager [Con...
Real Betis Vs Barcelona Referee Not Selected For A Fixture In Week 24 After Controversy
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Real Betis Vs Barcelona Referee Not Selected For A Fixture In Week 24 After Controversy

Sanchez Martinez, who refereed Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Betis on Sunday has not been selected to oversee a match in Week 24 of LaLiga Santander. There was no shortage of controversy in the hotly-contested match which saw the Blaugrana come away victorious. Nabil Fekir and Clement Lenglet were both sent off, while Sergi Roberto, who was on a yellow card, escaped an expulsion despite a heavy challenge on Carles Alena. In the dying stages of the match, Leo Messi was brought down inside the area by former teammate Marc Bartra, yet nothing was given
Real Madrid Squad to Face Osasuna Revealed
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Real Madrid Squad to Face Osasuna Revealed

Real Madrid has released their squad to face Osasuna in an away La Liga fixture on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane’s side published a list of 19 players in a post through their official Twitter page on Saturday. The Los Blancos were defeated 4-3 by Real Sociedad in their last encounter in the Copa del Rey quarter-final on Thursday. Real Madrid squad against Osasuna: Courtois, Areola, Altube, Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Jović and Vinicius Jr. The match is scheduled at 4pm.
Lampard Speaks on Caballero’s Performance after Chelsea’s Draw with Leicester City
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Lampard Speaks on Caballero’s Performance after Chelsea’s Draw with Leicester City

  Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has commented on goalkeeper, Willy Caballero’s performance following his side’s Premier League 2-2 draw against Leicester City on Saturday. Lampard says Caballero, who started ahead of Kepa, did pretty good against Brendan Rodgers’ side, adding that the 38-year-old made some excellent saves during the encounter. The Blues and the Foxes played shared a point each at the King Power Stadium, thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger (2), Harvey Barnes (1), and Ben Chilwell (1). “I am not going to talk about that now,” Lampard told BT Sport when asked if Caballero would keep his place. “But I thought Caballero’s overall performance was pretty good. He made some excellent saves, was comfortable with his feet. “I was righ...
Sarri Names Strong Juventus Squad to Face Napoli
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Sarri Names Strong Juventus Squad to Face Napoli

  Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri has named a strong squad to face Napoli in Sunday’s away Serie A fixture. Sarri released a list of 19 players through the club’s official website on Saturday. Sarri’s men head to the game following a 2-1 win over Parma in their last game. Below is Juventus squad against Napoli: 1. Szczesny, 4. De Ligt, 5. Pjanic, 7. Ronaldo, 8. Ramsey, 10. Dybala, 11. Douglas Costa, 12. Alex Sandro, 14. Matuidi, 16. Cuadrado, 19. Bonucci, 21. Higuain, 24. Rugani, 25. Rabiot, 30. Bentancur, 31. Pinsoglio, 33. Bernardeschi, 41. Coccolo, 77. Buffon. The kick-off time for the match is 8:45pm.
Arsenal Confirm Seven Players that will Miss Bournemouth Clash
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Arsenal Confirm Seven Players that will Miss Bournemouth Clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, might be without at least seven senior players when they play Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round fixture at Dean Court on Sunday. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defender, David Luiz are both suspended, after their red cards against Crystal Palace and Chelsea respectively. Sokratis remains a doubt with illness and missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday. Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are expected to return after the winter break next month. Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney remain long term absentees. A club statement on Friday read: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace (a) on January 11, suspended for Monday’s game at Bournemouth. “Calum Chambers – Left...
What Lampard said after Newcastle United defeated Chelsea
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What Lampard said after Newcastle United defeated Chelsea

  Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has reacted to his side’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday. Isaac Hayden scored the only goal of the match to give Newcastle all three points against Lampard’s men at St. James’ Park. Speaking after the match, Lampard told Sky Sports: “We need to be clinical if we want to get where we want to. “I always defend the players but the nature is we can’t work anymore on training on finishing, sometimes we need that killer instinct in front of goal. “As a team, we chip in with goals from different areas but from the front line we need more goals. “You have to get your head around it very quickly. I am not massive on stats but my feel of the game was one of domination. “They didn’t really cause d...
Mourinho Speaks on Buying new Striker
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Mourinho Speaks on Buying new Striker

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s goalless draw with Watford in the Premier League on Saturday at Vicarage Road. The Portuguese also said that if it is possible, Spurs will sign a new striker this January transfer window following Harry Kane’s long term injury. “Good game, they fought hard for their point and we fought for more, but the technology that I love and respect in the game, the goal line technology, never makes a mistake. By one centimetre, maybe one millimetre, we didn’t win but full respect to the goal line technology. I got used to, from the beginning, to respect it and I don’t even have emotion because I wait for goal or not goal and carry on. So just unlucky there, but that’s what it is,” Mourinho said at his post-match p...
What Guardiola Said after Man City Failed to Beat Crystal Palace
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What Guardiola Said after Man City Failed to Beat Crystal Palace

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has reacted to his side’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Crystal Palace opened scoring in the first half through Cenk Tosun, but Sergio Aguero scored two goals in the second half to give City the lead before Fernandinho scored a late own goal to ensure both sides shared a point each at the Etihad Speaking after the game, Guardiola told BBC Sport: “Well it was a tight game. “We did everything we scored two times and unfortunately we could not win, and unfortunately the late own goal changes the game.” Asked what he told his players at half time, Guardiola added: “I told them to Keep going and don’t stop opposing the box and try to control the game. “They got too tight and they tried to make...
What Mesut Ozil Said after Arsenal Failed to Beat Crystal Palace
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What Mesut Ozil Said after Arsenal Failed to Beat Crystal Palace

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil has expressed disappointment after Mikel Arteta’s men failed to beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. Arsenal played a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first half goal. Jordan Ayew scored the equaliser in the 54 minute of the encounter for Roy Hodgson’s men. Reacting to the result, Ozil took to his official Twitter page after the match and wrote: “Slightly disappointed with the final score. “We were fighting all together to get the away win, but it wasn’t meant to be. “Let’s stay positive and keep believing, Gunners.” Arsenal’s next Premier League fixture is against Sheffield United on January 18.
Barcelona Striker Suffer major Injury blow, heads to Surgery
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Barcelona Striker Suffer major Injury blow, heads to Surgery

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez will undergo a surgery on Sunday for an injury to his right knee. Barcelona made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Saturday ahead of their La Liga fixture against Granada on Sunday night at Camp Nou. The statement read: “Luis Suárez to have surgery on Sunday. “The Uruguayan striker will be operated on tomorrow Sunday by Dr.Ramon Cugat for an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee.” Suarez featured in Barcelona’s 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final encounter on Thursday. The former Liverpool striker has scored 14 goals in 23 matches for Ernesto Valverde’s men this season.
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 Victory Over Leeds United
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Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 Victory Over Leeds United

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, has compared playing against Leeds with visiting the dentist. The Gunners put up a poor display in the first half of their FA Cup third-round fixture against the Championship side, before improving after the break to win 1-0. Arteta, speaking to the media after the game at the Emirates, said Leeds “batters a team every three days”. “Now I’m really pleased but we saw two different teams from the first to second half. “I tried to tell them exactly what they were going to face and after 32 minutes we had won one duel, I think. We changed our attitude, desire and organisation at half-time and then we were completely different. “They had to experience how hard and tough it was going to be. “I watched a lot of Leeds games ...
Leicester City Midfielder, Ndidi Goes To School
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Leicester City Midfielder, Ndidi Goes To School

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is 'happy' to be studying business and management at the De Montfort University (DMU). The 22-year-old is focused on being educated despite his daily commitments at the King Power Stadium. Ndidi has established himself as a regular fixture in Brendan Rodgers' team since his arrival from Genk in 2017. Despite his involvement at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, he has played every minute of Premier League football this season and rescued a point for Leicester City against Chelsea last Sunday. Education might have been a difficult option for Ndidi, who started his professional career with Genk in the Belgian First Division A in 2015, and made his debut for Nigeria the same year at age 19, but he is happy to be in class now after trai...
We can beat any Premier League side’ – Guendouzi backs Arsenal to avoid repeat of Liverpool thrashing
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We can beat any Premier League side’ – Guendouzi backs Arsenal to avoid repeat of Liverpool thrashing

The French midfielder only played a small part in last season's humbling 5-1 defeat at Anfield, but thinks the Gunners are now a much improved team Matteo Guendouzi says Arsenal have improved too much over the last year to suffer a repeat of last season’s 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool. The Gunners travel to Anfield in Saturday’s late kick-off with six points from two Premier League games, new signings bedding in well and a sense of optimism around Unai Emery’s side. In last season’s fixture, Ainsley Maitland-Niles gave Arsenal an early lead on Merseyside but a hat-trick from Roberto Firmino, plus goals from strike partners Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, handed them their worst defeat of the season.
Emery happy to stay patient with Arsenal record buy Pepe
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Emery happy to stay patient with Arsenal record buy Pepe

The Ivorian did not debut for the Gunners in pre-season, but his manager is hopeful of his involvement on Tyneside Unai Emery hopes to have Nicolas Pepe ready to feature in Arsenal's opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle United but insists he will not rush the winger. Pepe arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Lille last week in a reported club-record £72 million deal. However, the Ivory Coast international was in Africa Cup of Nations action this close season and, having just linked up with Arsenal, sat out the 2-1 friendly defeat to Barcelona on Sunday.
Super Eagles should repay Nigeria President Buhari’s faith with title – Pinnick
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Super Eagles should repay Nigeria President Buhari’s faith with title – Pinnick

The Nigerian Football Federation boss has charged the Super Eagles not to underrate the Bafana Bafana in their quest for glory in Egypt Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has urged the Super Eagles to repay the support of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari with the Africa Cup of Nations title, ahead of their quarterfinal clash with South Africa on Wednesday. Nigeria came from behind to overcome holders Cameroon 3-2 in the Round of 16 to set up a clash against Bafana Bafana in the quarterfinals, after the South Africans condemned host nations Egypt to a 1-0 defeat at the Cairo International Stadium last Saturday. The two countries clashed in the Afcon 2019 qualifiers, with Stuart Baxter’s men recording a 2-0 win in Nigeria before playing out a 1-1 draw in...
AFCON 2019: See Who Faces Who In Round Of 16
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AFCON 2019: See Who Faces Who In Round Of 16

Below are the fixture list you've all been waiting for. Here's how the tournament tree looks, with all round of 16 teams drawn. July 5: Uganda vs. Senegal in Cairo July 5: Morocco vs. Benin in Cairo July 6: Egypt vs. South Africa in Cairo July 6: Nigeria vs. Cameroon in Alexandria July 7: Madagascar vs. DR Congo in Alexandria July 7: Algeria vs. Guinea in Cairo July 8: Mali vs. Ivory Coast in Suez July 8: Ghana vs. Tunisia in Ismailia
Naby Keita to feature in Egypt friendly, says Guinea coach Paul Put
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Naby Keita to feature in Egypt friendly, says Guinea coach Paul Put

The Belgian gaffer has revealed that the 24-year-old midfielder will play a part in the upcoming preparatory game against the Pharaohs on Sunday Guinea coach Paul Put has confirmed that Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita stands a chance to play against Egypt in an international friendly match on June 16. Back in May, the 24-year-old midfielder suffered a groin injury during a Uefa Champions League fixture against Barcelona that ruled him out of action for the remainder of the season. Despite worrying updates about Keita's chances to feature at the Afcon, he was named in Guinea's 25-man provisional Afcon squad which he has justified with his timely return from injury.