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Ronald Koeman Blasts Barcelona Players for Missing two Penalties Against Cornella
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Ronald Koeman Blasts Barcelona Players for Missing two Penalties Against Cornella

Barcelona Manager, Ronald Koeman, has slammed his players for missing two penalties against Cornella in the Copa del Rey round of 32 fixture on Thursday night. Koeman said Barcelona players are scared to take a penalty against Cornella, adding that they aren’t serious. Two extra-time goals from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite sealed a 2-0 victory for Barcelona against Cornella at the Nou Municipal stadium in Cornella, Thursday. Miralem Pjanic and Dembele had both failed to score penalties in normal time. Pjanic and Dembele now join a list of five Barcelona players to have missed penalties this season for Koeman’s side, along with captain, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Braithwaite. “I don’t understand because normally there are enough players who can score pe...
Pogba Compares Cavani to Martial, Rashford, Greenwood
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Pogba Compares Cavani to Martial, Rashford, Greenwood

Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, has compared Edinson Cavani to Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood following the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-1 victory over Fulham on Wednesday night. Pogba believes Martial, Rashford and Greenwood don’t have the same quality as Cavani after the Uruguay striker scored in Man United’s win against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Cavani capitalised on an error from Alphonse Areola to equalize, before Pogba grabbed all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a brilliant left-foot finish from outside the box. “Everybody knows that Edi [Cavani] is a top-class striker and there are a few strikers like this in the world, and we had the chance to have one,” Pogba told MUTV after the game. “We know the hardest goals are those go...
Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored More Goals Than Brazil Legend Pele
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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored More Goals Than Brazil Legend Pele

  Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has now surpassed football legend Pele to climb second in the all-time goalscoring charts. The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar was in action for Juventus on Sunday and opened the scoring in the first half against Udinese with a superb strike past a helpless Juan Musso. Ronaldo returned in the second half to score his second as Juventus extended their lead to 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium. The Portugal captain's brace allowed him to notch up his 758th goal in his glittering career, moving him one ahead of Pele on the all-time list. Only Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican has scored more goals than any other player in history with 805 goals in 530 matches between 1931 and 1955. Fans wasted no time in taking to Twitter to laud five-tim...
AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind
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AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind

The striker has been in stunning form this season as he's helped his team to a surprise early-season lead in Serie A AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind and sign with the Rossoneri for another season. Ibrahimovic has proven once again to be evergreen this season, as the 39-year-old has scored 11 goals in 10 total appearances for Milan. The Swede's form has helped Milan to a surprising early-season lead atop the Serie A table, sitting five points clear of city rivals Inter in second place.
Pirlo praises ‘more mature’ Morata as Juventus claim comfortable Champions League win
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Pirlo praises ‘more mature’ Morata as Juventus claim comfortable Champions League win

The Spaniard has enjoyed a strong return to Turin with his manager thoroughly impressed with what he's seen Andrea Pirlo says Alvaro Morata is playing "free of pressure" after another impressive display from the on-loan striker in the Champions League on Wednesday. Morata, who returned to Juve on a temporary basis from Atletico Madrid in September, took his tally in this season's competition to six goals with the third in the Bianconeri's 3-0 win over Dynamo Kiev. Juve – who had already secured their last-16 spot after three wins from their opening four games – had earlier gone ahead thanks to Federico Chiesa's first Juve strike and Cristiano Ronaldo's 750th career goal.
Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match
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Giroud Scores 4 Goals As Chelsea Beat Sevilla To Finish Top Of Their UCL Group Match

Olivier Giroud scored all four goals in a comprehensive Chelsea victory over Sevilla that ensures the Blues take top spot in Champions League Group E. The Frenchman scored early in each half with two delightful finishes after being fed by clever passes from Kai Havertz and Matteo Kovacic respectively. He completed the treble with a flicked near-post header, then converted a penalty after he was bundled over in the box. Already assured of qualification for the last 16, Chelsea made nine changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. Both Havertz and Christian Pulisic made their first Blues starts since October following illness and injury, while 19-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour came off the bench for his first appearance of the season. ...
Tottenham 4-0 Ludogorets: Vinicius off the mark as Winks nets outrageous 54-yard lob
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Tottenham 4-0 Ludogorets: Vinicius off the mark as Winks nets outrageous 54-yard lob

Two goals from Carlos Vinicius and a long-range strike from Harry Winks helped Tottenham to a big win over Ludogorets in the Europa League. Carlos Vinicius scored twice as Tottenham claimed a comfortable 4-0 win over Ludogorets and edged closer to a place in the Europa League knockout stage. Brazilian striker Vinicius, on a season-long loan from Benfica, netted for Spurs for the first time with two clinical finishes in a one-sided match on Thursday. But the pick of the goals belonged to Harry Winks, as a spectacular long-range effort drifted over Ludogorets goalkeeper Plamen Iliev from 53.7 yards, before Lucas Moura added a fourth with a crisp finish.
Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Willock seals it after own goals lift Gunners
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Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Willock seals it after own goals lift Gunners

Molde took a surprise lead at Emirates Stadium, but Arsenal fought back to make it three Europa League wins from three. Joe Willock capped an impressive display with a late strike after two own goals helped Arsenal fight back to score a 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League. Martin Ellingsen's long-range strike gave the Norwegian champions a shock lead at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, but Kristoffer Haugen turned into his own net just before the break. Substitute Sheriff Sinyan also scored at the wrong end before Nicolas Pepe drilled home, and Willock added a fourth late on as a much-changed Arsenal raised their game in the second half.
Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland: Jota helps secure hard-fought Champions League win
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Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland: Jota helps secure hard-fought Champions League win

Liverpool had to work hard to see off Midtjylland, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah getting the goals in a 2-0 triumph at Anfield. Diogo Jota scored the 10,000th goal in Liverpool's history as they laboured to a 2-0 win over Midtjylland, maintaining their 100 per cent start in Champions League Group D. After a woeful first-half display from Jurgen Klopp's side, Portugal forward Jota finished off a fine team move 10 minutes into the second period as he struck home from close range. Midtjylland's best chance fell to Brazilian Evander, who saw his shot on the turn flashed wide, while Liverpool missed further opportunities to increase their margin of victory.
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side
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Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side

Joao Felix was the star for Atletico Madrid as they bounced back in style from last week's thumping by Bayern Munich. Atletico Madrid got their Champions League Group A campaign back on track as two goals from Joao Felix helped them to a 3-2 win over Salzburg on Tuesday. Diego Simeone's side suffered a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the defending champions Bayern Munich last week, but they started well against their Austrian opponents and went ahead through Marcos Llorente shortly before the half-hour mark. Salzburg - who drew with Lokomotiv Moscow in their opening game - stormed into a 2-1 lead, though, thanks to goals either side of half-time from Dominik Szoboszlai and Mergim Berisha.
Conte: Lukaku and Lautaro must improve to be compared to the greats
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Conte: Lukaku and Lautaro must improve to be compared to the greats

The Nerazzurri duo are in fine form this season but the coach says they must do even more if they are to be compared to the best Antonio Conte says Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez can still improve as Inter prepare to face Shakhtar Donetsk once again. The Nerazzurri made light work of Shakhtar in their previous meeting, winning 5-0 in the Europa League semi-final in August. Lukaku and Martinez each scored twice in that emphatic victory in Dusseldorf as they became the first Inter striker duo to hit at least 20 goals each in a single season since Adriano and Obafemi Martins in 2004-05.
Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win
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Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt: Lewandowski hat-trick and Sane stunner clinch resounding Bundesliga win

Robert Lewandowski produced another masterful goalscoring performance as Bayern ran riot against a previously in-form Eintracht Frankfurt. Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick before Leroy Sane struck the goal of the game as Bayern Munich thumped Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 in the Bundesliga. In the latest instalment of his one-sided battle with defenders in the German top flight, it was a familiar story as Lewandowski came out on top, taking his haul to a startling 10 goals in five matches this season. That is a Bundesliga record for this stage of the season, and last season's haul of 34 goals must already be in his sights after a perfect hat-trick.
Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent
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Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent

The World Cup winning coach is aware of the 15-year-old star who has dazzled in the German youth league with his goals   Germany coach Joachim Low has praised Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko as an outstanding talent that is rare to witness. The Cameroon-born forward has been prolific in front of goal for the Dortmund U19 side with 40 goals in 23 league matches since the start of last season. Moukoko, 15, has been named in BVB's Uefa Champions League squad and their Bundesliga set-up this season, but he is not eligible to make his first-team debut until he turns 16 on November 20.
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.
Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently
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Diangana: West Ham captain Noble ‘angry’ after DR Congo-born winger joined West Brom permanently

The DR-Congo born star completed a permanent switch to the Hawthorns after playing a crucial role in their promotion to the Premier League this season West Ham United captain Mark Noble has expressed his anger after Gary Diangana left the club to join newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion on a five-year contract. Friday's move brought an end to Diangana's 10-year stay in London having joined West Ham Academy at the age of 12. The 22-year-old joined West Brom on a season-long loan last summer after struggling to break into the Hammers' first-team, and he made a commanding statement with his return of eight goals in 30 Championship outings as Slaven Bilic's side returned to the English top-flight for the 2020-21 campaign.
“Score 5 Goals In 5 Minutes” – Archbishop Of Naples To Osimhen
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“Score 5 Goals In 5 Minutes” – Archbishop Of Naples To Osimhen

The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescencio Sepe, has charged Victor Osimhen to continue his goal scoring streak for Serie A club Napoli. Sepe blessed the Napoli squad on Thursday morning in Castel di Sangro and made a special request to Osimhen. “You scored 3 goals in 7 minutes, next time you have to score 5 goals in 5 minutes!”Sepe told Osimhen. Osimhen scored a hat-trick and provided an assist in the 11-0 mauling of fourth division club L’Aquila last week Friday. The Nigeria international his expected to make his second appearance for the Partenopei in Friday’s friendly against Teramo. The 21-year-old linked up with Napoli from Ligue 1 club Lille in July. Meanwhile, Napoli have lined up two more friendlies ahead of the new season. Gennaro Gattuso’s side will host Pescara ...
Man Utd-linked Maddison signs new four-year Leicester contract
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Man Utd-linked Maddison signs new four-year Leicester contract

The 23-year-old had been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium, but has committed his future to the Foxes James Maddison has signed a new four-year contract with Leicester, ending speculation linking him with a move away from the club. Manchester United were among the sides to have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old England international, who joined the Foxes from Norwich in 2018. Maddison has played 76 times for Leicester in all competitions since then, scoring 16 goals and registering 10 assists.
‘De Bruyne would be the perfect fit for Liverpool!’ – Man City star
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‘De Bruyne would be the perfect fit for Liverpool!’ – Man City star

A former Anfield favourite believes the Belgian midfielder would slot into Jurgen Klopp's line up perfectly Stan Collymore says that Kevin De Bruyne "would be the perfect fit for Liverpool", with it his belief that the Manchester City star could turn the Reds into a "truly great side". De Bruyne was the standout player for City throughout their 2019-20 campaign, as he hit 13 goals while also recording a staggering 20 assists in 35 top-flight outings. The 29-year-old picked up the Premier League Player of the Season award for his efforts, and also added a fourth League Cup winners' medal to his collection of domestic honours.
Europa League: Bruno Fernandes Leads Goal Scoring Chart as Lukaku Breaks two Records
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Europa League: Bruno Fernandes Leads Goal Scoring Chart as Lukaku Breaks two Records

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes is now the leading goal scorer so far in the Europa League with seven goals (five with Sporting Lisbon, two with Man United). The Portugal international scored the only goal in Man United’s 1-0 victory over Copenhagen after 120minutes in the last-8 final tie on Monday night to qualify Man United to the semi-final, where they will face the winner between Wolves and Sevilla. Since the beginning of the 2019/20 Europa League, Fernandes has had a direct hand in 21 goals (13 goals, eight assists) in the tournament – more than any other player this term. Meanwhile, Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, broke two Europa League records after scoring a goal in his side’s 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the last-8 final tie on Monday nigh...
Europa League: Teams Man Utd, Inter Milan will Face in Semi-finals Revealed
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Europa League: Teams Man Utd, Inter Milan will Face in Semi-finals Revealed

Manchester United will face the winner of the Europa League quarter-final tie between Wolves and Sevilla in the last four. The Red Devils on Monday night defeated a spirited FC Copenhagen side 1-0. The only goal of the match came in the 97th minute of play, after both teams failed to score within regulation time. Inter Milan emerged as the second semi-finalist in the other game of the night. Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku gave the Serie A side a two-goal lead within 23 minutes. Although Kai Havertz pulled one back before the break, the match ended without any more goals. Inter await the winner between Basel and Shakhtar Donestk.
Real Madrid Offer Juventus Two First-team Players in Exchange for Dybala
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Real Madrid Offer Juventus Two First-team Players in Exchange for Dybala

Real Madrid are so desperate to land Paulo Dybala and will offer Juventus two first-team players, according to SportMediaset. It is understood that the two players Real Madrid will offer to force the deal are: Isco and Toni Kroos. Zinedine Zidane’s side have contacted the Serie A champions and proposed a mammoth swap deal for Dybala that could exceed €100million (£90m). The La Liga champions are desperate to bolster their attack this summer after their exit from this year’s Champions League at the hands of Manchester City. The Los Blancos have been far too reliant on striker, Karim Benzema, for goals, with their next highest scorer being defender, Sergio Ramos on 11 – most of which have been penalties. Meanwhile, Juventus have little desire to let Dybala leave and inten...
Premier League Proposes Changes to VAR Ahead of Next Season
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Premier League Proposes Changes to VAR Ahead of Next Season

The Premier League could stop drawing offside lines on-screen from next season, the UK Mirror reports. Sky and BT Sport have used the lines during live games, when VAR has been used to rule on marginal decisions, which has led to the phrase “armpit offsides”. Premier League bosses chose to show the lines being drawn by the VAR at Stockley Park, to offer clarity as to why goals were being ruled offside. A total of 34 goals were ruled out for offside by VAR last season and most times by the smallest of margins. And the long-winded process of the lines being drawn put off fans and pundits. Although the rest of Europe’s big leagues also use the lines, the leagues do not offer them to the broadcasters. The Premier League have not made a final decision on whether to ca...
FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup
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FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup

FIFA has congratulated Arsenal for winning this year’s FA Cup final. The Gunners beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at an empty Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the star of the show with two goals, cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s opener. The world football governing body took to their official Twitter feed, to hail Arsenal’s achievement. The tweet read: “14 – @Arsenal12 – @ManUtd8 – @ChelseaFC8 – @SpursOfficial “Arsenal had the joint-3rd most FA Cup triumphs when the 21st century began. “They’ve astonishingly won the last 7 finals in which they’ve played to leapfrog fierce rivals Spurs & Man Utd & go clear at the top.” On Aubameyang’s performance, FIFA added: “70 – @Aubameyang768 – @MoSalah65 – @sterling7 “Since Aubameyang’s deb...
Wigan put eight past Hull as Tigers suffer worst defeat in more than a century
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Wigan put eight past Hull as Tigers suffer worst defeat in more than a century

The Latics scored seven first half goals in the clash between Championship relegation battlers to set or equal a number of records Wigan's eight-goal triumph over Hull City moved the club closer to Championship survival while setting or equalling numerous records in the process. Hull were hit seven times in the first half of an eventual 8-0 win for Wigan, who recently appealed against their 12-point deduction imposed by the EFL for entering administration. The Latics opened the scoring within the opening minute, with Kal Naismith firing the first of what turned out to be many goals.
‘Real Madrid prove we’re good in every game’ – Zidane defends La Liga leaders amid repetitive debate
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‘Real Madrid prove we’re good in every game’ – Zidane defends La Liga leaders amid repetitive debate

The Spanish giants are top of the league as the campaign nears its end but their quality is still regularly called into question Zinedine Zidane is on the cusp of leading Real Madrid to a 34th La Liga title, but the head coach continues to be plagued by the question of whether his team are anything special. Two wins from their remaining three games over the coming week would be enough to clinch another Spanish league success, with Granada first up on Monday evening. Madrid have been ruthless since the resumption, winning all eight games and conceding just two goals over that stretch.
Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor
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Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor

Talks are ongoing between the former Newcastle United striker and the Black Eagles for a potential transfer from Alanya Papiss Cisse is on the verge of leaving Alanyaspor for their Turkish Super Lig rivals after his agent Sedat Atmaca confirmed "positive" discussions with Besiktas. Cisse is set to leave the Bahsesehir Okullari Stadium on a free transfer when his two-year deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season. The 35-year-old is enjoying his best goalscoring run since 2011 in the Turkish top-flight this season with a return of 22 goals in 29 league outings, which makes him the leading top scorer.
‘Fair to question if VAR is being used well’ – Barcelona boss Setien responds after Real Madrid’s victory over Sociedad
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‘Fair to question if VAR is being used well’ – Barcelona boss Setien responds after Real Madrid’s victory over Sociedad

The Spanish head coach expressed his frustration after seeing the Blancos leapfrog his side in the Liga standings Barcelona boss Quique Setien has expressed his belief that there is an idea that VAR "is not being used well" after Real Madrid's controversial victory over Real Sociedad. Madrid earned a 2-1 victory at the Anoeta on Sunday thanks to second-half goals from Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, but benefitted from a number of contentious refereeing decisions to move above Barca at the Liga summit. Sociedad thought they had equalised when Adnan Januzaj fired past Thibaut Courtois from long distance, but the goal was ruled out for offside because Mikel Merino was deemed to be blocking the Madrid goalkeeper's view.
‘Guardiola sees football in another way’ – Ederson credits Man City boss with improving his game
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‘Guardiola sees football in another way’ – Ederson credits Man City boss with improving his game

The Blues goalkeeper has been key to the club's recent success and has praised his manager for helping him to hone his skills between the sticks Ederson has credited Pep Guardiola with making him a better goalkeeper and says the Manchester City boss "sees football in another way" to others. Brazil international Ederson has spent three seasons working under the Catalan coach, playing a key part in two Premier League title successes and four domestic cup triumphs. The 26-year-old is well known for his ability to command the box and start attacks from deep, but he was at fault for both goals in March's derby defeat to Manchester United.
His improvisation is brilliant’ – Newcastle legend Ameobi impressed with Everton’s Calvert-Lewin
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His improvisation is brilliant’ – Newcastle legend Ameobi impressed with Everton’s Calvert-Lewin

The Magpies’ great is in awe of the Toffees’ forward who has been in form for Carlo Ancelotti’s men so far this term Shola Ameobi claimed he has been massively awestruck by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s performances for Everton this season. The 23-year-old joined the Toffees from Sheffield United in a £1.5 million deal on 31 August 2016. Calvert-Lewis made a slow start in his first three seasons at Goodison Park – accounting for just 11 goals in 78 appearances in the Premier League.
Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer
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Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier has announced that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will be leaving the club this summer. The 21-year-old youngster has been in top form for the club, scoring 13 goals in 25 appearances as Lille finished the 2019/20 season in fourth place. Back in May, Lille owner Gerard Lopez revealed that 'multiple offers' have been made for the Nigerian star. Coach Galtier has now confirmed that Arsenal target Osimhen and one of his teammates, Gabriel will leave the club. Speaking at a press conference, the Lille manager said: 'Regarding Victor and Gabriel, yes, I've known for a long time that they're leaving.' 'They're working hard with us in the meantime. We're working on the players who are currently here and those likely to replace them. 'Of c...
Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea
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Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, has predicted that the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, can raise Frank Lampard’s to the next level. Werner officially completed a £53 million move to Chelsea from Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, on Thursday. The 24-year-old will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge in July. But Azpilicueta the Germany international is a big addition for the Blues. “He is an amazing attacking player with great experience in the Bundesliga where he has scored a lot of goals,” Azpilicueta told Sky Sport...
Schalke 04 star Harit nominated for Bundesliga Player of the Season award
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Schalke 04 star Harit nominated for Bundesliga Player of the Season award

The Morocco international is among the seven players shortlisted for the ultimate individual award in the German top-flight this campaign Schalke 04 star Amine Harit has been nominated for the 2019-20 Bundesliga Player of the Season award. The 22-year-old, who was named the Player of the Month for September, battles previous monthly winners including Bayern Munich duo Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry, RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, and Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz for the grand prize. Harit enjoyed a bright start to the 2019-20 campaign, and he has scored six goals with four assists in 24 league appearances for David Wagner's side this season.
Vinicius has to keep flying at Real Madrid’ – Brazilian forward must maintain form, says Rivaldo
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Vinicius has to keep flying at Real Madrid’ – Brazilian forward must maintain form, says Rivaldo

A legendary countryman of the Blancos star says the highly-rated teenager must ensure he picks up where he left off prior to the enforced break Vinicius Junior has been told he needs to “keep flying” at Real Madrid, with fellow Brazilian Rivaldo warning the 19-year-old that he cannot afford to let his standards drop. The 2019-20 campaign has seen the exciting young forward remain on a steep learning curve. Questions have been asked of his end product at times, but he has recorded four goals and three assists.
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Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg):

Despite playing against 10 for almost 75 minutes, Juventus could only draw 0-0 with Milan in the first football game in Italy since March. Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty failure did not prove costly for Juventus as they reached the Coppa Italia final on away goals following a 0-0 draw with 10-man Milan in Italian football's return on Friday. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg of the semi-final at San Siro in February but had to wait four months for the return match at the Allianz Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic leading to the suspension of major sport across the globe in March. Prior to kick-off a minute's silence was held for those who died from COVID-19, before a round of applause for the nation's health workers. Milan had warmed up in 'Black Lives Matter' shirts, while ...
‘I’m back to my happy place’ – Barcelona striker Oshoala on resuming training
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‘I’m back to my happy place’ – Barcelona striker Oshoala on resuming training

The Malawian captain is delighted to return to training with the reigning Spanish Primera Iberdrola champions Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala is delighted over the return to training with her teammates at the Spanish Primera Iberdrola champions this week. The 25-year-old joined Barca in January 2019 and has been in a breathtaking form, scoring 36 goals in 36 games in all competitions to solidify her name as one of the world's best female strikers. In the outgone season, she finished as the second Spanish top-flight highest scorer, scoring 20 goals in 19 matches to help Barcelona to the league diadem - the first title in five years without defeat.
Uchenna Kanu on ‘transitioning from the USA’ to Sevilla
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Uchenna Kanu on ‘transitioning from the USA’ to Sevilla

The US college graduate is beginning her professional football career in Europe as she adjusts to life in the Spanish city Uchenna Kanu has revealed she is enjoying the start of her professional career as she continues to settle into life at Sevilla. The Nigeria international is in her first season at Sevilla having joined this January after completing her four-year college studies in the USA, where she emerged as the all-time top-scorer with 157 goals. She arrived with a reputation as one of Africa’s brightest young prospects after starring in Nigeria's triumph at the Wafu Women's Cup, scoring 10 goals before her Women's World Cup debut in 2019.
Former Watford star Smith backs Sarr to ‘go to the next level’ in his career
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Former Watford star Smith backs Sarr to ‘go to the next level’ in his career

The 40-year-old is in awe of the talent of the Senegal international and confident the winger will get even better with the Hornets Former Watford star Tommy Smith believes Ismaila Sarr can move to the next level in his career after already showing glimpses of his potential in the Premier League. The Senegal international joined the Hornets last summer as the club’s record signing following his consistent showings for Rennes during his two-year stay with the French side, where he featured in 59 league games and scored 13 goals. The winger, however, struggled to adapt to the English top-flight on his arrival at Vicarage Road but has been in superb form since December.
Man Utd in Talks to Hijack Real Madrid Target, Van de Beek
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Man Utd in Talks to Hijack Real Madrid Target, Van de Beek

Manchester United is currently in talks with Ajax to sign Real Madrid target, Donny van de Beek, this summer’s transfer window. According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, Ajax and Real Madrid have agreed on €50 million for Van de Beek. Van de Beek has also agreed to join Zinedine Zidane’s side and only medical stands in his way of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. But the Los Blancos are unwilling to approve the transfer at the same time there is major uncertainty over their finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of the Spanish La Liga for almost three months. However, Man United are hoping to capitalise on Real Madrid’s delay to land the 23-year-old and have started negotiations with Ajax in the past few days. ...
Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United
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Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, has praised Odion Ighalo's impact at the club since joining in January while explaining what differentiates him from other strikers at the club. Last week, the Nigeria striker’s loan deal at Manchester was extended until January 2021 after his impressive three months of playing at the club after joining on an initial five-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Giggs who won 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils before becoming a coach first at Manchester United then at Wales, is delighted Ighalo will be staying at Manchester United for the next six months. "He's different, he's a centre forward whereas the other players can play out wide,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "He gives you something extra off the bench when he's...
Rakitic says he will stay at Barcelona next season but admits it is ‘not nice’ to be out the team
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Rakitic says he will stay at Barcelona next season but admits it is ‘not nice’ to be out the team

The Croatian midfielder has no plans to walk out the Camp Nou exit door before his current contract expires next year Ivan Rakitic has attempted to quash speculation over his future by insisting he will stay at Barcelona next season but admits that he has found a lack of regular playing time frustrating in 2019-20. Rakitic completed a €18 million (£16m/$19m) move to Camp Nou from Sevilla in 2014 and has since racked up 299 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 35 goals. The Croatia international has picked up four La Liga titles and a Champions League winners' medal during that period, establishing himself as one of Europe's top midfielders in the process.
Giggs explains why Ighalo is different from other Manchester United players
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Giggs explains why Ighalo is different from other Manchester United players

The United legend is thrilled to see the Nigeria forward staying at Old Trafford until January 2021 after making a statement within three months Odion Ighalo is different from his Manchester United teammates because he is a centre forward and he gives something extra off the bench, according to club legend Ryan Giggs. Earlier this week, the Nigeria striker’s loan deal at Manchester was extended until January 2021 after his impressive goalscoring contribution between January and March. Ighalo joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team on an initial five-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua, and he returned four goals in eight games before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the football calendar from March.
Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad
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Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad

Former Manchester United midfield maestro, Paul Scholes, has revealed that striker, Odion Ighalo has added a ‘target man’ to the Red Devils squad. According to Scholes, Ighalo gives Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a unique center-forward presence in his squad, which the club has been lacking for some time. Man United and Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua reached an agreement to extend Ighalo’s second loan contract until January 2021 last week. But Scholes said he has been pleasantly surprised by the impact the 30-year-old Nigerian striker has made at the Old Trafford so far. “You have to say Solskjaer’s three or four signings have been excellent,” Scholes told MUTV. “I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one, I was not quite...
Ronaldo is the greatest of his generation – De Ligt
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Ronaldo is the greatest of his generation – De Ligt

The Dutchman has spoken on a series of subjects and has committed his future to the Bianconeri Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player of his generation, according to Matthijs de Ligt. The Portuguese is in his second season in Turin, having made the leap to Juve from Real Madrid after a spell in which he established himself as a club legend by winning four Champions Leagues and scoring more goals for Los Blancos than anyone in history. At 35 years old, he has maintained his remarkable standard at Juventus Stadium, this season scoring 25 goals in 32 outings in all competitions, including a streak of 11 goals in 11 successive Serie A games – a run ended by Inter immediately before the coronavirus pandemic caused play to halt.
Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit
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Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit

Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. United are monitoring Dembele's situation at Lyon and could make an approach in the upcoming transfer window, says ESPN. United yesterday announced that they had secured a loan extension for Nigeria international Odion Ighalo that will see him remain with the club until January 2021. But executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and co. are still on the look-out to bring another striker to Old Trafford to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford. RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is under consideration, but 23-year-old Dembele is still a target for the 13-time Premier League champions. Dembele scored 22 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances before the Ligue 1 season was halted due to the Coronavirus.
Amount Man Utd Paid Shanghai Shenhua to Keep Ighalo at Old Trafford Revealed
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Amount Man Utd Paid Shanghai Shenhua to Keep Ighalo at Old Trafford Revealed

The amount Manchester United paid to Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua to keep striker, Odion Ighalo, at Old Trafford until January 2021 has been revealed. Man United on Monday confirmed that a deal had been reached, to extend Ighalo’s new loan at the club. According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils paid Shenhua a total of £10.5million to keep the Nigerian striker in England. The newspaper also reports that United have agreed to continue paying £130,000 of his £300,000-a-week contract and splash out another £6million in loan fees. Ighalo’s initial deal with Man United expired on May 31. The former Watford star has impressed since he joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from Shenhua in January this year. The 30-year-old attacker scored four ...
Mancini says Brescia midfielder Tonali should choose Champions League club
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Mancini says Brescia midfielder Tonali should choose Champions League club

Italy coach Roberto Mancini says Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali should leave for a Champions League club. Tonali is a confirmed target for Inter Milan this summer. “If he was to join a club that plays in Europe, he would gain more experience and improve in so many aspects," Mancini told Rai Sport. “Tonali can play in front of the defence in a three-man midfield, but also in a more central role. He attacks, shoots and can score goals. "He's capable of doing more or less anything.
Roma midfielder Veretout ignoring Napoli talk
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Roma midfielder Veretout ignoring Napoli talk

Jordan Veretout is focused on Roma, insists his agent. The midfielder has been linked with Napoli. “He is a player who is very happy in the capital and everyone is focused on seeing him stay at Roma for the future," agent Mario Giuffredi told Radio Sportiva. Veretou has scored three goals between Serie A and the Europa League in the Roma jersey.
Dimitar Berbatov Reveals Player Chelsea Should Sign as Hazard’s Replacement
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Dimitar Berbatov Reveals Player Chelsea Should Sign as Hazard’s Replacement

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has urged Chelsea to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger, Kai Havertz, as former Blues star, Eden Hazard’s replacement at Stamford. Hazard left Chelsea last summer for Real Madrid, but Berbatov believes Havertz could replace the Belgium international at Chelsea, adding that the 20-year-old German star has excellent quality. “I think it’s interesting to see Chelsea linked with him, they have not really replaced Hazard since he left and it was always going to be difficult to do so,” Berbatov told Betfair. “I think for sure they need to go for a young player with a lot of football ahead of them, and if that is the case, then they will also have to be patient as well because sometimes young players need tim...
How I Made Kanu Nwankwo Angry – Cesc Fabregas
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How I Made Kanu Nwankwo Angry – Cesc Fabregas

Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, has disclosed that he made his former Gunners teammate, Nwankwo Kanu, angry during their time at Emirates. Fabregas, who currently plays for Monaco in the French Ligue 1, joined Arsenal as a teenager in 2003 from Barcelona. The Spain international was highly rated by former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger. According to the 33-year-old, while trying to impress Wenger and his teammates in his first training at the North London club, he tackled Kanu, which made the Nigerian legend unhappy. “My first training when I joined Arsenal, I was all in my head trying to impress, and I made a tackle on Kanu, and he was so upset with me,” Fabregas told Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, during an Instagram live video. “...
Lagos seeks soft landing for practitioners
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Lagos seeks soft landing for practitioners

Lagos State Government has assured practitioners in the tourism sector of palliatives that will assuage the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It assured them of a soft landing after the pandemic. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with executive members of the tourism associations, said that the meeting was convened to develop a coordinated relationship with the practitioners, to engender a win-win situation and provide a smooth take-off of activities in the sector after the pandemic. Akinbile-Yusuf, a pharmacist, said that the present situation of Covid-19, which had posed a great challenge to the collective goals of all sectors, was of concern not only to members of the association, but also the...