Friday, January 22

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What Simeone Said about Suarez after Atletico Madrid Defeated Eibar 2-1
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What Simeone Said about Suarez after Atletico Madrid Defeated Eibar 2-1

Atletico Madrid Coach,siego Simeone, has described striker, Luis Suarez, as an ‘extraordinary player’ after the Uruguay international scored a brace in his side’s 2-1 win over Eibar in the La Liga on Thursday. Simeone said that Suarez was active for Atletico against Eibar at Municipal de Ipurua. Suarez’s second-half two goals gave Atletico Madrid all three points against Eibar, as Marko Dmitrovic’s first half penalty was not enough to give the host a point. The win against Eibar means Atletico Madrid are on top of the La Liga table with 44 points from 17 games. Speaking on Suarez after the game, Simeone said at post-match, “He’s an extraordinary player, and we are very happy that we have him with us. “He was active throughout. “He found the goal after a loss of the ball...
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal
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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal

  Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football history after scoring his 760th-career goal. The 35-year-old Portuguese striker reached the stunning landmark after scoring the first goal for Juventus in their 2 - 0 win against Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday night. It was his 1,040 games as a professional footballer. The new record moved him above Josef Bican - with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. On January 3, Ronaldo moved above three-time Brazil World Cup winner Pele (757 career goals) into second on this list following a brace in a 4-1 Serie A home win over Udinese. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker now has 760 goals in his storied career. SEE DETAILS ...
Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd
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Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd

The Senegalese forward has been nursing a slight knock but he is ready to shine for the Reds again ahead of a crunch top-of-the-table clash Liverpool forward Sadio Mane claims to have overcome the back issue he suffered against Aston Villa and remains unfazed by uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal over recent weeks. The Senegalese has been a prolific presence for the Reds throughout his time at Anfield, helping them to Champions League and Premier League crowns. He remains an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the present and is currently readying himself for a crunch clash with Manchester United.
Ighalo: Premier League clubs interested in signing Nigeria forward
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Ighalo: Premier League clubs interested in signing Nigeria forward

The former Super Eagles attacker will end his temporary stay with the Red Devils this month but is being courted by a number of clubs Odion Ighalo’s representative has revealed a number of clubs in the Premier League, Europe, and Middle East have shown their interest in signing the Manchester United forward. Ighalo teamed up with the Red Devils on transfer Deadline Day in January 2020 on an initial six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. The former Super Eagles attacker hit the ground running on his arrival, scoring five goals during his first spell with the side to earn an extension at United.
Wayne Rooney Officially Retires from Football At 35 To Become New Coach of Derby County
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Wayne Rooney Officially Retires from Football At 35 To Become New Coach of Derby County

Wayne Rooney has retired from football at 35 after being appointed as permanent manager of Derby County on a two-and-a-half-year contract until the summer of 2023. The former Everton,  Manchester United, and DC United striker, had been in charge of the EFL Championship club since the departure of Phillip Cocu in November. "When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club," Rooney said in a statement. The Stadium, training ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive. "Despite other offers, I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me. To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian ...
Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months
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Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months

  Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi scored his first league goal in 15 months late Tuesday, January 12, as Everton secured a 2-1 away win over Wolverhampton in their Premier League clash at Molineux. The Super Eagles star was on target in the sixth minute off an assist from Lucas Digne as he coolly finished Digne’s pass into the bottom corner to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side an early lead at the Molineux. However, Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves was on hand to restore parity for the hosts in the 14th minute. Everton later got the maximum points on offer through Michael Keane’s 76th-minute goal to win the away tie 2-1. Before finally scoring in Tuesday night’s clash, the last time Iwobi scored in the Premier League was in September 2019 and interestingly it was also against W...
The Goal That Saw Cristiano Ronaldo Become The Joint-Highest Goalscorer In Football History
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The Goal That Saw Cristiano Ronaldo Become The Joint-Highest Goalscorer In Football History

  Cristiano Ronaldo reached another historic milestone in his incredible career last night when he became the joint highest-goalscorer in football history. After goals from Danilo and Aaron Ramsey either side of a Gregoire Defrel equaliser for the hosts, the Portuguese superstar struck in the 92nd minute to seal a 3-1 win for Juventus over Sassuolo and in doing so, moved level with Czech Republic legend Josef Bican on 759 goals. Ronaldo sprinted in behind late on and supplied an emphatic finish for his 15th Serie A goal of the season so far, but more importantly the strike means he is just one away from becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in history. He has hit 759 in 1037 games for club and country. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner surpassed Brazilian legend Pele'...
Enyimba 1-1 Rahimo (2-1 on agg): 10-man Peoples’ Elephant progress in Caf Champions League despite scare
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Enyimba 1-1 Rahimo (2-1 on agg): 10-man Peoples’ Elephant progress in Caf Champions League despite scare

The eight-time Nigerian champions will now face Al Merrikh in the first round of the competition after eliminating the Burkina Faso outfit Enyimba survived a Rahimo scare to progress 2-1 on aggregate after Sunday’s 1-1 draw in the Caf Champions League preliminary round second leg match. Captain Austin Oladapo gave Enyimba the lead on the hour mark before the visitors drew level on the night through Pape Ware with 15 minutes to go. The Aba giants came into this encounter having recorded a 1-0 away victory in the first-leg played at Stade du 4 Aout, Ouagadougou, with Victor Mbaoma’s 75th-minute goal making the difference.
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top
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Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top

Jose Mourinho masterminded a second north London derby win as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sent Tottenham to the top of the Premier League. Harry Kane became the leading scorer in north London derby history and reached 250 career goals as he helped Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal. Jose Mourinho's side returned to the Premier League summit in style on Sunday, with Kane's strike in first-half stoppage time putting them two goals ahead at the culmination of a superb counter-attack. Son Heung-min teed up Kane's landmark goal – the England captain's 11th against Arsenal – with the South Korea star having opened the scoring with a sensational 13th-minute effort.
Super-sub Okereke leads Club Brugge past Sint-Truiden
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Super-sub Okereke leads Club Brugge past Sint-Truiden

The Nigerian striker came off the bench to hand the Blue-Black all points at stake against the Canaries on Saturday night David Okereke was Club Brugge’s hero in their 1-0 triumph over Sint-Truiden in Saturday’s Belgian topflight encounter. Having replaced compatriot Emmanuel Dennis in 53rd minute, the 23-year-old made his presence felt four minutes later by scoring the fixture’s only goal. With Club Brugge travelling to Rome for Tuesday’s Champions League outing versus AS Roma, manager Philippe Clement rested some of his key players. Clinton Mata’s place was taken by Ignace Van der Brempt, while Eduard Sobol replaced Uruguayan star Federico Ricca in the starting XI.
‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return
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‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return

The 22-year-old winger scored his first Premier League goal of the season as they claimed all three points at Stamford Bridge Frank Lampard was happy to see Christian Pulisic score for Chelsea in the 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday after a difficult start to the season for the winger. Pulisic came off the bench to replace the injured Hakim Ziyech in the first-half of the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge and went on to net his side's third goal of the game. The 22-year-old made just his fifth league appearance of the season, having faced spells on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury and further fitness issues.
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.
Woman whose follower tried to shoot his shot at her last December reveals how it’s going now
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Woman whose follower tried to shoot his shot at her last December reveals how it’s going now

A woman  who got a comment from a follower trying to shoot his shot last December has given an update.   Last year, after Shiloh 2019, the woman named Oyin Araoye shared a photo on Instagram and wrote: "All our prayers are answered #Shiloh2019."   A follower commented: "You look like the answer to one of my prayer points."     Apparently, the man's shot scored him a goal. Oyin shared a recent photo of them together alongside a screenshot of him shooting his shot a year ago.     "How it started vs how it's going," she captioned the photos.    
Bayern coach Flick urges Sane to give more
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Bayern coach Flick urges Sane to give more

  While prepared to be patient, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick is eager to see improvement from Leroy Sane. Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants to see more from Leroy Sane, but said the attacker needed time. Since joining Bayern from Manchester City for a reported €45million earlier this year, Sane has scored five goals and provided two assists in nine games. The attacker missed almost the entire 2019-20 season with City after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Kayode continues Europa League goalscoring run as Kone double secures Sivasspor win
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Kayode continues Europa League goalscoring run as Kone double secures Sivasspor win

The Nigeria forward extended his tally in the competition to four goals on his fourth appearance for the Turkish Super Lig club on Thursday Olanrewaju Kayode scored a goal while Ivory Coast's Arouna Kone bagged a brace in Sivasspor's 3-2 victory over Qarabag in a Uefa Europa League encounter. Qarabag kicked off on a flying note with Abdellah Zoubir opening the scoring for the hosts at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in the eighth minute. His opener separated both teams for the majority of the first-half but Kone got the equaliser for Sivasspor from the penalty spot, five minutes before the break
Molde 0-3 Arsenal: Pepe makes amends as Gunners reach next round
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Molde 0-3 Arsenal: Pepe makes amends as Gunners reach next round

Nicolas Pepe scored a fine goal as Arsenal beat Molde to secure their place in the last 32 of the Europa League. Nicolas Pepe was on the scoresheet as Arsenal won 3-0 at Molde to secure their place in the Europa League knockouts. The winger was chastised for being sent off for a headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski during the 0-0 Premier League draw with Leeds United last Sunday. Pepe was handed a chance for redemption by boss Mikel Arteta and duly responded with an impressive performance capped by a fine goal that broke the deadlock at Aker Stadion.
(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp
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(UEFA Champions League) Liverpool 0-2 Atalanta: EPL champions suffer worst ever home defeat under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool on Wednesday night suffered a 2-0 loss against Atalanta in the Champions League, making it the first time in 137 matches that manager Jurgen Klopp has lost at home by such a margin since joining Liverpool.   In Klopp's previous competitive matches in charge at home, Liverpool have only lost by more than one goal.   The last time the Reds suffered such a heavy defeat at Anfield was in August 2015, when Brendan Rodgers saw his side lose 3-0 to West Ham in the Premier League.     On Wednesday November 25, Liverpool failed to register a single shot on target - the first time they've done so in the Champions League since  2003 while opponents Atalanta  struck twice in the space of five minutes via Josip Illcic and Robin Gosens.   ...
We Would Pity Super Eagles By Allowing Them Score One Goal – Sierra Leone
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We Would Pity Super Eagles By Allowing Them Score One Goal – Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Football Association president Ishay Johansen has joked that the Leone Stars will gift the Super Eagles just one goal, before going ahead to win the second leg of their Group L 2021 AFCON qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday. The Leone Stars made a shock comeback by cancelling a 4-0 deficit to draw 4-4 against the Eagles in the reverse tie in Benin on Friday. They will now hope to record their first win against the Eagles since 2001. And ahead of Tuesday’s game, Johansen said the Eagles will be gifted one goal just for making the trip to Freetown. “I have told the president of the Nigeria Football Federation my brother and colleague, Pinnick, we would squeeze in one goal for them,” she told Legit TV after the game in Benin. “We will let them have one and then we...
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Bahoken hits brace as Angers run riot over Nimes
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Bahoken hits brace as Angers run riot over Nimes

The Cameroon forward returned to scoring form as Stephane Moulin's side stretched their impressive winning streak on the road Stephane Bahoken scored two goals while Ivory Coast's Ismael Traore bagged two assists as Angers cruised to a 5-1 triumph over Nimes in a Ligue 1 match on Sunday. Angers got off to a flying start at Stade des Costieres, thanks to Mathias Lage's effort in the opening 60 seconds. Seven minutes before the half hour-mark, Bahoken doubled the visitors' lead with his goal and he also made it 3-0 in the 56th minute.
Banyana star Seoposenwe opens Portuguese Liga BPI account in Sporting Braga win
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Banyana star Seoposenwe opens Portuguese Liga BPI account in Sporting Braga win

  The South African forward grabbed her maiden goal in the Portuguese top-flight in her fifth start for Miguel Santos' team   Jermaine Seoposenwe scored her first goal of the season for Sporting Braga as they thrashed Valadares Gaia 5-1 in Saturday's Portuguese Liga BPI game at Complexo Desportivo de Valadares. The Banyana Banyana striker was afforded her fifth start of the season by Miguel Santos since joining the club from Spanish outfit Real Betis and she finally broke her duck against Valadares. On a return from the break, Braga were eager to continue their impressive run following an 8-0 triumph at Gil Vicente in their last outing as Dolores Silva opened the scoring after just five minutes.
Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E
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Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Spot-on Werner helps Blues maintain unbeaten start in Group E

Rennes defender Dalbert conceded two penalties and was sent off before half-time as Chelsea romped to victory at Stamford Bridge. Timo Werner scored two first-half penalties as Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start in Champions League Group E with a 3-0 win over Rennes on Wednesday. Frank Lampard's side drew 0-0 with Valencia in their opening game before crushing Krasnodar 4-0 last week and got off to a fine start against their Ligue 1 opponents, with Werner slotting home from the spot in the 10th minute after he had been fouled by Dalbert. The Brazilian was then dismissed after receiving a second yellow card for handball in the area four minutes before the interval, Werner stepping up to slam home his seventh goal of the season in all competitions.
‘I’m here to play football’ – Hazard eager to help Real Madrid bounce back from poor Champions League start
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‘I’m here to play football’ – Hazard eager to help Real Madrid bounce back from poor Champions League start

The Belgian attacker has vowed to help the team get through their group after his first minutes for the season Eden Hazard believes Real Madrid can recover from their poor start to the Champions League as he made his long-awaited return from injury in the 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach. The La Liga champions needed a stunning comeback to recover from Marcus Thuram's brace with the Bundesliga side racing to a 2-0 lead with half-an-hour play. Hazard helped spark the fightback with his entrance as a substitute coming prior to Karim Benzema keeping the match alive with a goal in the 87th minute before Casemiro struck the equaliser deep into stoppage time.
Marseille 0-3 Manchester City: Torres strikes again as Guardiola’s side cruise
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Marseille 0-3 Manchester City: Torres strikes again as Guardiola’s side cruise

Manchester City dominated from start to finish as they cruised to a 3-0 victory away at Marseille in Group C. Ferran Torres scored his second Champions League goal for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side eased to a 3-0 win over Marseille. Playing in a central role in the absence of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, Torres – who had netted in the 3-1 win over Porto in City's opening Group C outing – broke the deadlock when he was teed up by Kevin De Bruyne in the 18th minute. City were well worthy of their lead, though Guardiola may be concerned that his team failed to turn their dominance of possession into clear-cut opportunities until Ilkay Gundogan settled the contest.  
‘No space for prima donnas at Tottenham’ – Mourinho hails Kane’s team spirit
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‘No space for prima donnas at Tottenham’ – Mourinho hails Kane’s team spirit

The England star was crucial at both ends of the pitch as his side climbed to fifth in the Premier League with a win at Burnley on Monday Jose Mourinho has warned that he will not tolerate "prima donnas" at Tottenham as he held Harry Kane up as a model professional. Spurs stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions when they beat Burnley 1-0 on Monday. Before he provided the assist for Son Heung-min's decisive goal, Kane prevented Burnley from scoring in the second half when he cleared a James Tarkowski effort off the line.
Andre Ayew: Swansea City boss Steve Cooper grateful for Ghana star’s performance
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Andre Ayew: Swansea City boss Steve Cooper grateful for Ghana star’s performance

The Jack Army boss reflects on Tuesday's Championship fixture at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium Swansea City manager Steve Cooper is delighted by Andre Ayew's effort to help the club snatch a 1-1 draw in their English Championship encounter with Coventry City on Tuesday. In his first match after becoming a club centurion on Saturday, the Ghana international netted a 41st-minute goal to draw his side level after Jordan Shipley gave the home side a 19th-minute lead. Swansea came into the game on the back of a surprising 2-1 home loss to Huddersfield Town, a match in which the 30-year-old capped his 100th appearance for the Jack Army with their consolation goal.
Gonzalo Higuain Scores His First MLS Goal And It’s An Absolute Belter
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Gonzalo Higuain Scores His First MLS Goal And It’s An Absolute Belter

Gonzalo Higuain opened his account for Inter Miami with a stunning free-kick against New York Red Bulls in the MLS. David Beckham's franchise completed the signing of Higuain on a free transfer as the club's third designated player last month. And the Argentine forward scored his first goal for his new club on Wednesday. He converted a brilliant free-kick in the 81st minute to secure three points for the Florida-based team. A much-needed goal for Higuain who had a nightmare debut. His side lost 3-0 to Philadelphia Union with the former Chelsea striker blazing a penalty over the crossbar. But the 32-year-old is now up and running ahead of the remaining MLS fixtures. Inter Miami occupy 12th place on 14 points, four points behind Nashville who sit in the final play-of...
‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw
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‘It was a crazy game’ – England U21 boss Boothroyd laments historic Andorra draw

The Young Lions were pegged back by a last-minute goal to tie 3-3 against the tiny principality in their European qualifier England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd admitted that he was disappointed to drop points to minnows Andorra in an historic setback for the Young Lions on Wednesday. Boothroyd's charges went into the game knowing that a win would seal their place in the UEFA U-21 Championships in 2021 after starting their qualifying campaign with six straight successes. Andorra, meanwhile, languished bottom of the six-team group, having picked up just a single win over Turkey and a draw with Albania, but the clash proved far more uncomfortable for the visitors than anticipated, and Christian Garcia's late strike sealed a 3-3 tie for Andorra.
Greenwood has world-class potential as a No.9’ – Fletcher
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Greenwood has world-class potential as a No.9’ – Fletcher

The former Red Devils midfielder believes an exciting youngster currently being used in a wide attacking role will evolve into a central striker Mason Greenwood boasts “world-class potential” and will ultimately become a “defender’s nightmare” in a central striking post for Manchester United, claims Darren Fletcher. At 18 years of age, a highly-rated product of the Red Devils’ famed academy system is still finding his feet on a senior stage. He has fared admirably under the spotlight to this point, with 17 goals recorded across all competitions in 2019-20.
Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United
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Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United

The young striker of Nigerian descent came off the bench to help his team salvage a point in the American capital Ayo Akinola scored his first goal of the 2020 MLS regular season as Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw with DC United at Audi Park. The 20-year-old American-Canadian of Nigerian descent had missed the first three games of the season's return with a hamstring injury all of which ended in victories over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps. Akinola was back in the next series of games against the same opponents and this time they were not lucky, losing 1-0 and 3-2 to Impact and the Whitecaps respectively before bagging a 2-1 win in Montreal last week.
Arsenal yet to start contract talks with Lacazette – Arteta
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Arsenal yet to start contract talks with Lacazette – Arteta

The Gunners boss confirmed there were no contract talks underway with their French forward but stressed he has been happy with his performances Arsenal are yet to begin contract talks with Alexandre Lacazette, manager Mikel Arteta confirmed. Lacazette is contracted at the Premier League club until 2022 after joining from Lyon 2017, but there has been speculation over the forward's future. The Frenchman scored his 50th goal for Arsenal during Saturday's 2-1 win over West Ham at Emirates Stadium.
Obasi scores on Rheindorf Altach debut against Union Gurten
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Obasi scores on Rheindorf Altach debut against Union Gurten

The former Nigeria international got his maiden goal for Alex Pastoor’s men in Wednesday’s triumph over the third-tier side Chinedu Obasi scored on his debut for Rheindorf Altach in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Union Gurten in an Austrian Cup fixture. Having replaced Marco Meilinger in the 63rd minute, Obasi scored his side’s second goal of the encounter as Alex Pastoor’s team progressed to the next round of the championship. The 34-year-old joined the Austrian Bundesliga side as a free agent after leaving Swedish outfit AIK Solna, who failed to retain him despite scoring five times and boasting of two assists in 18 league outings.  
Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears
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Arteta dazzled by Willian’s ambition to succeed at Arsenal as Premier League season nears

The Brazilian still has the desire and ambition to be a driving force at the top level, according to his new manager Mikel Arteta believes Willian is the player who can drive Arsenal towards a push for more silverware and a top-four finish. Willian, 32, signed a three-year deal with Arsenal in August after leaving Chelsea as a free agent. The playmaker – who joined Chelsea from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 – scored 37 goals and provided 33 assists in 234 Premier League appearances for the Blues.
Greenwood a ‘superstar in the making’ – Ferdinand hails Man Utd teenager and urges Sancho move
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Greenwood a ‘superstar in the making’ – Ferdinand hails Man Utd teenager and urges Sancho move

The Old Trafford legend has spoken highly of the two young talents, who have made such an impression in front of goal in recent months Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has hailed striker Mason Greenwood as “a future superstar”, while he has suggested that the Red Devils should continue their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished the 2019-20 campaign in fine form and impressed particularly offensively. The 18-year-old Greenwood was a major part of that as he finished his first full season with the senior side with 10 league goals in 31 outings, and it was enough to persuade Ferdinand of his talent.
Federal Govt announces plans to spend $2.3b on 7,000Mw power generation
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Federal Govt announces plans to spend $2.3b on 7,000Mw power generation

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba has revealed that the Federal Government plans to spend about $2.3 billion in the first phase of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) project, aimed at increasing the nation’s power transmission capacity to 7,000megawatts (Mw).   According to Agba, the objective was to increase the transmission capacity from the current level of just over 5,000Mw to 7,000Mw thereby drawing the country closer to it's the electricity-reliance goal. “The PPI is structured into various three phases, aimed at increasing power delivered to Nigerians to 7GW in first phase, 11GW in the second phase and 25GW in third phase." Agba said during the Nigerian Energy Forum (NEF 2020) Webinar in Lagos, tagged: Energy Solution for Sustainable Recovery. “The...
Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor
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Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward aided the Black Eagles to their first win of the pre-season Bernard Mensah got himself a goal as Besiktas got the better of Antalyaspor in Friday’s friendly match. The Black Eagles did not have the most pleasant of encounters in their last friendly which ended in a 1-0 defeat by Sivasspor with their misery compounded by Dorukhan Tokoz getting a red card. There was however no room for any pushovers here with Besiktas getting the lead in the third minute via Atakan Uner. Mensah then doubled the lead five minutes to the half-time break before Turkish teenager Ilkay Isler put the game to bed in the 84th minute.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club
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Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club, saying he is not going to leave the club again, despite his attempt to force an exit from the club this summer. Messi, 33, wanted to activate a clause that would allow him opt out of his contract, but after a meeting between his father and the club, he has now reversed course and committed his future to Barcelona. In a Friday September 4 interview with Goal, Messi admitted he felt frustrated after a season that saw Barcelona go trophyless and finished with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final. He said he wants the best for the club and always wants to win with the club. “I will continue at Barca and my attitude will not change no matter how much I have wante...
My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo
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My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo

Super Eagles and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo is one of Nigeria’s topmost players plying their football trade in Italy, and in In this interview with Calciomercato.com talk, hé relives his career with Crotone so far while singling out his overhead kick goal in the 1-1 draw against Juventus in a Serie A game way back in April 18, 2018 as the defining moment of his career. The gangling forward then scored 20 goals last season to emerge the first African top scorer in the Serie B as well as helping Crotone regain promotion to the Serie A for the coming season. Simy reveals more in this interview… You scored 20 goals for Crotone in the Serie B to become the first African to win the top scorer in an Italian professional series. How does that makes you feel? Simy: I am proud to have rea...
Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke City
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Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke City

John Obi Mikel scored his first Stoke City goal in their 5-1 hammering of Shrewsbury Town in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly match. Mikel who joined the Potters on a free transfer earlier this month, made his first start for Stoke City at the club’s Clayton Wood training ground. The 33-year-old restored the hosts’ lead just before the break after Oakley-Boothe’s opener was cancelled out by Shrewsbury Town. Mikel was in action for 45 minutes before he was replaced by Tom Ince while DR Congo’s Benik Afobe was introduced for Lee Gregory, nine minutes after the hour-mark, Goal reports. Afobe joined the party later in the second half as goals from the Congolese star, Ince and Tyrese Campbell completed the rout for Stoke City. The encounter returned Stoke City to winning ways a...
Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2
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Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal. Conte explained that after Lukaku’s own goal, Inter Milan also missed an opportunity to score against Sevilla. Lukaku opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side before Luuk de Jong equalized for Sevilla. Luuk de Jong then scored for the La Liga side before Diego Godin levelled for the Serie A side to make it 2-2 at half-time. However, Lukaku’s own goal in the 74th minute following Diego Carlos’s shot gave Sevilla their sixth Europa League trophy at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany. “It was a balanced match between the two teams, two very good teams indeed, one specific incident could have changed...
Man Utd vs Southampton: We Didn’t Deserve to Win – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Southampton: We Didn’t Deserve to Win – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said they did not deserve the three points, after a late equaliser from Michael Obafemi gave Southampton a 2-2 draw on Monday. Marcus Rashford had cancelled out Stuart Armstrong’s early opener, before Anthony Martial put United 2-1 up. However, Obafemi struck late to ensure the points were shared at Old Trafford. The result means Solskjaer’s men stayed in fifth instead of going third on the Premier League table. “You think you have three points in the bag but we probably didn’t deserve three points today. “Southampton are a good team, they run, and run and chase. We never got into our rhythm today. We played some fantastic football at times. The two goals we scored were very, very good. “It was the worst time to con...
Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd
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Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that he spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo, before deciding to sign Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has become an instant hit at United since joining in a £67.7million deal from Sporting in the January transfer window. The Red Devils had extensively scouted the Portugal midfielder, but Solskjaer wanted to find out more about the 25-year-old before approving the deal. Fernandes and Ronaldo know each other well from playing together with the national team. “We’ve got the chief scouts who do all the scouting, we’ve got the analysts who analyse and break everything down to the minutest detail. But you can see that with your eye really what talent and quality you’ve got,” Solskjaer told the High-Performance Podcast. “Then you...
Solskjaer hails fearless Greenwood as Man Utd front three excel after Premier League restart
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Solskjaer hails fearless Greenwood as Man Utd front three excel after Premier League restart

The 18-year-old has scored four goals in his last three appearances and the Norwegian coach is relieved to have him as the campaign heats up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the fearlessness Mason Greenwood has shown in attack for Manchester United this season. The 18-year-old has scored 16 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions and has been in particularly good form in the last two weeks, netting four times in three games to help Solskjaer's men stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches. The campaign is growing more intense for United as they continue to fight for a place in next season's Champions League and remain in contention for the FA Cup - facing Chelsea in the semi-finals next Sunday - as well as the Europa League.
Costa defends controversial winner as Atletico Madrid secure top-four spot
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Costa defends controversial winner as Atletico Madrid secure top-four spot

After a lengthy VAR check for handball, the Spaniard's strike was allowed to stand Diego Costa denied that his goal in Atletico Madrid's 1-0 victory over Real Betis was scored with the assistance of his arm. Atleti secured the win they needed to clinch a top-four finish in La Liga on Saturday, despite playing over half an hour with 10 men following Mario Hermoso's straight red card for a foul on Loren Moron. Costa was sent on as one of a trio of attacking changes just before Hermoso's dismissal and, after Diego Simeone's side absorbed some late pressure, he guided Yannick Carrasco's free-kick into the bottom-right corner to seal the three points.
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.
Napoli should sign Milan target Szoboszlai – Hungary coach Rossi
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Napoli should sign Milan target Szoboszlai – Hungary coach Rossi

The Italian manager feels the teenager would thrive at the San Paolo Hungary head coach Marco Rossi believes Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai is the "ideal player" for Serie A side Napoli. Szoboszlai is a player in demand and tipped to leave Salzburg following his exploits for the Austrian champions – the Hungary international linked to Napoli, Milan, Inter, Lazio and Premier League outfit Arsenal. The 19-year-old midfielder has scored 12 goals across all competitions in 2019-20, supplying 10 league assists for Salzburg in Austria.
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham
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De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has blamed David de Gea for the goal Tottenham Hotspur scored, during a 1-1 game in the Premier League on Friday. Providing commentary on Sky Sports, Neville said De Gea will be “extremely disappointed” with himself, for failing to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s shot. The Spanish goalkeeper fumbled Bergwijn’s effort into his net, to give Spurs the lead. However, Bruno Fernandes made it 1-1, after Eric Dier fouled Paul Pogba inside the penalty area. “I think David de Gea will be extremely disappointed. He’s got to save that. “Bergwjin does really well. He’s got past Harry Maguire. But that shot is really close to De Gea. That’s really poor from the goalkeeper. Really poor. “It’s fine margins. Hugo Lloris made a key save fro...
Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance
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Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance

The Leicester City forward won his last international cap at the 2018 World Cup, but he hasn't shut the door on featuring for Gareth Southgate's team Jamie Vardy says he will not completely rule out a return to international football, but wants to see younger strikers given an opportunity with England before him. Leicester City striker Vardy won 26 caps for his country, the last of which came in the 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia, after which he informed England manager Gareth Southgate that he wanted to focus on his club career. The 33-year-old has remained one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals in the 2019-20 campaign to top the scoring charts before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea
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Amokachi Begs Nigerian to forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni for 2010 World Cup Blunder Against South Korea

Former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi, has pleaded with Nigerians to forgive former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni over the missed goal against South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. According to Amokachi, Nigerians have yet to pardon Aiyegbeni for over a decade he committed the blunder in front of an empty post. He explained that in football, it was a natural thing for great players across the world to mess up in front of goalkeepers. “It is not new in football. I have missed a good goal opportunity before. “Great players across the world had messed up in front of goalkeepers. “We need to forgive him [Yakubu Aiyegbeni] so that he can enjoy his retirement,” Amokachi told Brila FM. Meanwhile, Ayegbeni had since apologised to Ni...