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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes The All-Time Leading Goalscorer In Football History
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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes The All-Time Leading Goalscorer In Football History

Cristiano Ronaldo has made in history after becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football after scoring for Juventus in their clash against Napoli. The 35-year-old was expected to reach the stunning landmark against Inter on Sunday after edging closer to history by scoring against Sassuolo last week to level to record. But the legendary Juve forward waited for the big occasion in the Italian Super Cup and duly delievered against Gennaro Gattuso's men as he found the back of the net - sending his special career to new incredible heights. That effort moved him above Josef Bican - with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. Ronaldo now has 760 goals in his storied career and is only bound to extend that record as he continues to shine at the sum...
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'...
Mauricio Pochettino Wants To Make Manchester City Star His First PSG Signing
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Mauricio Pochettino Wants To Make Manchester City Star His First PSG Signing

  Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants to make a Manchester City superstar his first major signing as Paris Saint-Germain manager. City's record all-time goalscorer, Sergio Aguero, is entering the last six months of his contract. That means he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a European club now, ahead of a free transfer in the summer. Extension talks are apparently ongoing between the 32-year-old and his club. But nothing is settled and, according to football agent Bruno Satin (as reported in The Sun), Pochettino is desperate to take his fellow Argentine to PSG. A strikeforce containing Neymar, Kyllian Mbappe and Aguero would certainly be among the most terrifying in Europe. The Ligue 1 champions already have an Argentine goalscorer in Mauro Icardi, but he...
‘Man Utd did not understand Lukaku’s potential’ – Inter benefiting from shock call, says Cordoba
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‘Man Utd did not understand Lukaku’s potential’ – Inter benefiting from shock call, says Cordoba

The ex-Nerazzurri defender is delighted to see a Belgium international at San Siro after being allowed to walk away from a “bad” situation in England Manchester United “did not understand” the potential of Romelu Lukaku, claims Ivan Cordoba, with Inter benefiting from a surprising transfer call at Old Trafford. The Red Devils invested heavily in a proven Premier League goalscorer when acquiring the Belgium international from Everton in 2017. Lukaku recorded 42 goals in 96 appearances for United, but did start to slip out of favour when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inherited the managerial reins from Jose Mourinho.
‘I’m 15 goals off where I want to be’ – Sterling vows to step up to lethal level with Manchester City
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‘I’m 15 goals off where I want to be’ – Sterling vows to step up to lethal level with Manchester City

The England international believes he can be a more successful goalscorer, but vowed his focus is not on personal success. Raheem Sterling believes he is 15 goals short of where he could be this season as he warned Manchester City have "another level to go". It remains to be seen whether English football can resume amid the coronavirus crisis, or whether it will go the same way as the Netherlands, where the 2019-20 season has been abandoned. Sterling's 20 goals in all competitions for City this term have maintained his consistent high level of contribution to Pep Guardiola's team, even though they have been left standing by runaway leaders Liverpool in the Premier League. And the speedy forward is determined to step up whenever football returns, hungry for more success with last ...
‘I didn’t bring coronavirus to Togo’ – Adebayor will not be donating to his homeland
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‘I didn’t bring coronavirus to Togo’ – Adebayor will not be donating to his homeland

The veteran goalscorer, who is yet to hang up his boots, has caused controversy by stating that he will not be swayed by the actions of others Former Premier League striker Emmanuel Adebayor has hit back at those who have called him out for not donating money to his home country of Togo amid the global coronavirus crisis, stating that he will not be parting with his money purely because others wish him to do so. Football has ground to a halt across the planet in the wake of Covid-19's rapid spread, with most countries in some state of lockdown as authorities attempt to get the virus under control and treat those who have been infected. With players having so much time on their hands due to a lack of matches and training while social distancing protocols are in place, many footballer...
Olunga: Kashiwa Reysol striker explains why struggles in Japan
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Olunga: Kashiwa Reysol striker explains why struggles in Japan

The towering striker attributes his successes to hard work and discipline on and off the pitch Kenya striker Michael Olunga has opened up on why he struggled to find his footing at Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol after joining from Spanish club Gerona two years ago. The striker has turned out to be a key performer for the team and a regular goalscorer. The 26-year-old revealed he had to take some time and adapt before getting his chances at the club.
Spurs legend Greaves being treated in hospital
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Spurs legend Greaves being treated in hospital

Tottenham have issued a statement that 80-year-old club legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted into hospital. It is unclear if the issue is due to the COVID-19 outbreak, or Greaves is dealing with another illness. But the club did issue a statement regarding the health of their record goalscorer. "We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital," Tottenham said in the statement. "We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family." Greaves had health problems in the past, suffering a stroke in 2015 that left him with significant disability. He scored 266 goals for Tottenham and 44 for England, along with winning the 1966 World C...
Harry Kane told to leave Tottenham because of Mourinho
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Harry Kane told to leave Tottenham because of Mourinho

Merson feels Kane will not become the Premier League’s greatest goalscorer or win trophies under manager Jose Mourinho. The England has netted 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs and 32 for the Three Lions. However, Merson has claimed that Kane will not flourish under Mourinho’s style of football. “If Harry Kane wants to win stuff, he may have to leave Tottenham,” Merson told Sky Sports. “Will Kane get six or seven chances a game playing the way Jose Mourinho does? I don’t think so. For me that’s what he needs to weigh up. “He loves scoring goals, he wants to play for an attacking team, but I don’t see that happening next season, if Mourinho makes it tight and starts playing the way that made him one of the best managers of all time, and I think that’s what Kane is weighi...
Cavani could join Boca Juniors ‘very soon’ – Bermudez
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Cavani could join Boca Juniors ‘very soon’ – Bermudez

The club's sporting director discussed rumours linking the star Uruguayan to the Argentinian giants Boca Juniors sporting director Jorge Bermudez is hopeful Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani will join the Argentine giants "very soon". Cavani is out of contract in June and the Uruguay international has been linked with a move away from PSG following his failed transfer to Atletico Madrid in January. The 33-year-old – PSG's all-time leading goalscorer – has also reportedly emerged as a target for new MLS franchise Inter Miami But Bermudez believes Boca, where club legend Juan Roman Riquelme is now vice-president, can lure the PSG forward to Buenos Aires. "Knowing Riquelme and the distance to [former Uruguay international Diego] Forlan, and knowing the category of Cavan...
Aubameyang Reveals What will Happen if he Doesn’t Win Trophies
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Aubameyang Reveals What will Happen if he Doesn’t Win Trophies

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said he will still be regarded as a top striker, even if he never wins any trophy. Aubameyang is currently the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer with 17 goals. The 30-year-old has been linked with a summer exit and clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan are interested. Aubameyang will have only one year left on his current deal by the end of the season and is yet to win silverware since joining the Gunners in January 2018. The FA Cup represents this season’s last chance for Aubameyang to win his first trophy in England and he is yet to win a league title in his career, despite spending more than four years at Borussia Dortmund. “I’m a striker so I will defend my side – I don’t think you need trophies to be a ...
Alan Shearer Reacts as Man City’s Aguero Breaks his Premier League Record
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Alan Shearer Reacts as Man City’s Aguero Breaks his Premier League Record

  Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has paid tribute to Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero after the Argentine broke his Premier League record with a hat-trick against Aston Villa in a 6-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s men on Sunday. DAILY POST had reported that Aguero’s treble against Aston Villa saw him overtake Shearer with the most hat-tricks in the competitions’ history. The 31-year-old also went past Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, to become the most prolific foreign goalscorer in the Premier League. “Congratulations to Sergio Aguero for breaking my record of Premier League hat-tricks,” Shearer said in a column for The Sun. “He’s a world-class goalscorer and arguably the best overseas player we’ve ever seen here. “At least I can enjoy my record of 260 Pre...
Aguero Breaks Thierry Henry Records Of 13 Years As Top Overseas Goalscorer
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Aguero Breaks Thierry Henry Records Of 13 Years As Top Overseas Goalscorer

The Argentine and Manchester City forward Kun Sergio Aguero has break Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry as the leading non England born goalscorer in the EPL history in scoring 176th goals in the competition. The Manchester City forward Aguero leads the French man Henry in Manchester City match against Aston Villa on Sunday evening. Sergio Aguero has more hat-tricks than any other players in the history of premier league.
Ansu Fati Becomes Youngest Goalscorer In UCL History At 17 Years
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Ansu Fati Becomes Youngest Goalscorer In UCL History At 17 Years

Teenager Ansu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history as Barcelona ended Inter Milan's hopes of reaching the last 16. Fati, 17, came on as an 85th-minute substitute, and a minute later scored from Luis Suarez's pass. Barcelona, already qualified, took the lead through Carles Perez's close-range goal on his Champions League debut. Romelu Lukaku equalised with a low 25-yard strike but Fati's late winner consigned Inter to the Europa League. "I played the give and go with Luis and when I scored the stadium just went silent. I'm super-happy," said Fati, who has represented Spain at under-21 level. "It's a dream. Everything seems to be going at high speed. I just have to take every opportunity I'm given. But here, you look around and think: 'what have I...
Ex-Man United, Tottenham striker Berbatov retires
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Ex-Man United, Tottenham striker Berbatov retires

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov announced his retirement from football on Thursday, 18 months after leaving India's Kerala Blasters, bringing an end to a glittering 20-year career. The 38-year-old, Bulgaria's record goalscorer, also played for CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen, Fulham, Monaco and Greek side PAOK, but he has been without a club since leaving the Blasters. "Someone told me I need to say something, and seeing that people were asking me, especially back home, I need to give a farewell message," Berbatov wrote on Instagram. "My last game was more then one year ago, so I think it's the right time now to stop, and its long overdue." The gifted striker, who won two Premier League titles with Manchester United and was named Bulgaria's ...
Werder Bremen veteran Pizarro confirms he will retire at end of season
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Werder Bremen veteran Pizarro confirms he will retire at end of season

After more than two decades as a professional, the Peruvian striker is almost ready to hang up his boots. Claudio Pizarro has confirmed the forthcoming season, his 20th in the Bundesliga, will be his last before retirement. The 40-year-old is set to call time on a career that began in his native Peru in 1996 and which has seen him make a lasting mark on German football. Now in his fourth stint with Werder Bremen, Pizarro became the oldest goalscorer in Bundesliga history when he found the net with a free-kick against Hertha Berlin in February.
Mane deserves to win Ballon d’Or – Senegal boss Cisse
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Mane deserves to win Ballon d’Or – Senegal boss Cisse

The Liverpool winger's international manager thinks that winning the AFCON would help him claim the Golden Ball for a stellar 2019 Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse believes that Sadio Mane's performances in 2018-19 warrant him being awarded the Ballon d'Or. The Liverpool winger played a pivotal role in the Reds claiming Champions League glory while he also ended the season as the joint-highest goalscorer in the Premier League with 22 goals. And Cisse thinks that he is well placed the be the next Ballon d'Or recipient after Luka Modric finally broke the 10-year dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by claiming the award in 2018.
United States 0 Venezuela 3: Rondon torments sorry Stars and Stripes
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United States 0 Venezuela 3: Rondon torments sorry Stars and Stripes

Venezuela were comfortable winners over the United States in Cincinnati, where Salomon Rondon scored a first-half brace and assisted another Salomon Rondon scored twice to help Venezuela beat the United States for the first time and become his country's all-time leading goalscorer after a 3-0 win that will send Rafael Dudamel's side into the Copa America on a high. West Brom striker Rondon, who has been linked with a transfer away from the Baggies in recent weeks, put himself very much in the shop window with a match-winning display in which he also provided an assist for Jefferson Savarino to score Venezuela's second as a sorry USA side were torn apart. USA coach Gregg Berhalter saw his players lose the first game of his time in charge three days earlier when they slipped t...
Grayson: Leeds should sell Jansson to fund signings
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Grayson: Leeds should sell Jansson to fund signings

Former Leeds United boss Simon Grayson believes the club should cash in on Pontus Jansson. The Whites narrowly missed out on promotion this season and Grayson thinks the sale of veteran defender Jansson could finance multiple signings. "There are other players I would want to keep ahead of Pontus Jansson," Grayson told Omnisport. "People like Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke, the younger players who can be the bedrock of Leeds for the next few years. "I think Jansson does well when he concentrates on what he is there to do, in terms of being a defender "Of course, they want to try and keep hold of them if possible, but players have been sold in the past to finance the next group of players. "Roofe has proved he is goalscorer and Phillips, with his versatility and age, his abi...
Van Persie Apologizes To Arsenal Fans For Dumping Them For Man United
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Van Persie Apologizes To Arsenal Fans For Dumping Them For Man United

Robin van Persie has apologized to Arsenal supporters, over his move to Manchester United in 2012. The Dutch striker went on to win the Premier League the following season, finishing as the top goalscorer in the league. Van Persie’s departure left a bitter tastes at the Emirates, that still resides in some quarters today. But he has taken the first step in an attempt to make amends. Van Persie told BBC Sport: “I get that the fans were angry with me. “I was the captain, top scorer and we came third that year. But just sometimes you feel you need a challenge, a new adventure. “If I hurt people, I’m sorry. But that’s me. I made that decision and I stand by it. But that doesn’t mean that I look in a negative way towards Arsenal.”
Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19
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Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

How is the five-time Ballon d'Or winner adapting to life in Italy after making a big-money move from Real Madrid? Goal has the stats Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus with a reputation as one of the most accomplished goalscorers of all time and, as you'd expect, with that comes great expectations. The Serie A champions saw fit to fork out €100 million (£88m/$117m) for the 33-year-old for a number of reasons, but chief among those is his incredible capacity to find the back of the net. Ronaldo's record across his career is epic and prior to his arrival in Turin he had struck 658 goals in 915 club games, with 450 of those coming in his 438 games for Real Madrid. The Portuguese phenomenon has won the European Golden Shoe four times and finished as the Champions League's to...
Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals Next Move after Retirement
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Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals Next Move after Retirement

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he could move into coaching once he retires from football. The Portuguese captain joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid last summer in an £88million deal. Asked about his next move and whether he would consider moving into coaching after retiring from football, the 34-year-old was quoted by Express UK as saying: “Why not?” “The first thing I do when I get to a new club is to be myself, not anything else,” Ronaldo added. “My work ethic is always the same. You must be humble and remember that you don’t know everything. “If you’re smart, you catch the little things that improve you as an athlete. I adapted perfectly at Juve. They’ve seen that I’m not a fraud. “Only football and normal things have been talked...
Chelsea Ready to Terminate Higuain Deal
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Chelsea Ready to Terminate Higuain Deal

Chelsea could send Gonzalo Higuain back to Juventus this summer, Marca reports. The Argentina striker arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, after manager Maurizio Sarri had personally requested the Blues sign him. Sarri worked with Higuain at Napoli and Chelsea agreed a loan deal with Juventus, with a view to extending the deal or signing the goalscorer permanently this summer. But with Sarri’s future at the club up in the air and Higuain failing to get off to a flying start at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are considering cutting short his stay. The Premier League may refuse the option to extend Higuain’s loan deal until 2022, which would cost the club £16million. Chelsea could also sign Higuain permanently in the summer for £35m, but the London club rarely ...
Why Real Madrid Still Miss Cristiano Ronaldo – Modric
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Why Real Madrid Still Miss Cristiano Ronaldo – Modric

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has said that the club still misses Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. According to Modric, it is “almost impossible” for the Champions League holders to replace the Portuguese international at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo left Madrid as their all-time highest goalscorer to join the Serie A champions during last summer transfer window. Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash with Ajax on Tuesday night, Modric admitted that the La Liga giants still miss Ronaldo, adding that it’s time for the Los Blancos to build a new team without their all-time highest goalscorer. “The absence of Cristiano is something every team would feel; to find a replacement for Cristiano is almost impossible,” Modric...
Mali Crowned Champions of U-20 AFCON
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Mali Crowned Champions of U-20 AFCON

Mali yesterday defeated Senegal 3-2 on penalties to claim their maiden Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations title following a 1-1 stalemate after extra time in Niamey, Niger Republic. The Aiglons held their nerves in the pulsating shootouts to hand Senegal their third successive defeat in the final. Mamoutou Kane’s charges open the score at Stade General Seyni Kountche after 15 minutes when Boubacar Traore hammered home Hadji Drame’s delivery as Senegal found themselves behind for the first time in the tournament. Youssouph Dabo’s Les Lionceaux replied 17 minutes from normal time through FC Metz’s Amadou Ndiaye who volleyed in the equaliser from close range to force the match to extra time and penalties. Senegal missed their first spot kick when midfielder’s spot kick hit the post. The ...
Mohamed Salah Shaves Off Trademark Beard, See His New Look
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Mohamed Salah Shaves Off Trademark Beard, See His New Look

African best footballer and Liverpoolstar, Mohamed Salah has completely shaved off his trademark beard. The Egyptian forward who is currently Premier League leading goalscorer with 17 goals, took to social media to show off his new look as he shared a selfie from his car on Sunday morning while heading to training. See his new look below.
David Okereke: New Toast of European Clubs
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David Okereke: New Toast of European Clubs

From Italian giants- Juventus and Inter Milan to Premier League strugglers- Crystal Palace and middle tableside, Wolverhampton  Wanderers, one name of interest to them all is the product of the Football College, Abuja- David Okereke  After scoring his sixth Serie B goal of the season last weekend, Premier League strugglers, Crystal Palace who had had goalscoring challenge from the beginning of the season is turning their direction to Spezia striker, David Okereke. Palace have been looking to add goals to their squad, with Roy Hodgson’s men among the lowest scorers in the Premier League. Crystal Palace have identified a new striker target in Okerere but he might however not be the proven Premier League goalscorer that the fans were hoping for as The Eagles hover above the relegation ...
Chinese Striker Wu Lei joins Espanyol
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Chinese Striker Wu Lei joins Espanyol

LaLiga strugglers Espanyol have completed the signing of China international striker Wu Lei from Espanyol Wu Lei has left Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG to join LaLiga side Espanyol. China striker Wu, the record scorer in CSL history, helped Shanghai win the title last year by hitting 27 league goals. And the 27-year-old has now earned the chance to show his talents in Europe after signing for Espanyol. The LaLiga club, whose majority shareholder and president is Chinese businessman Chen Yansheng, claimed to have seen off interest from various Premier League teams to sign Wu. "The signing of Wu Lei by Espanyol confirms the commitment of president Chen Yansheng and, therefore, of Rastar Group with the project he has been leading for over thre...
Chelsea Completes The Signing Of Striker, Gonzalo Higuain (Pics)
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Chelsea Completes The Signing Of Striker, Gonzalo Higuain (Pics)

Gonzalo Higuain has today joined Chelsea on for the remainder of the season. The 31 year old Higuain moves from Italian side Juventus, though he spend first half of the season on loan at AC Milan where he scored eight goals before joining Chelsea. Higuain is a proven goalscorer through out his career, and has scored some multiple goals for Argentina. He arrived with wealth of experience at the highest level having shown his attacking quality during his time in Argentina, Spain and Italy. Higuain previously play under Chelsea coach Maurizo Sarri at Napoli during 2015/2016, where he finished as a top scorer in Serie A he scored 36 goals that year. Upon completing his loan move to Chelsea, Higuain, will now wear the number nine shirt. Higuain in a statement said: ‘When the o...
Chelsea’s Hazard Out Of Europa League Game With Ankle Knock
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Chelsea’s Hazard Out Of Europa League Game With Ankle Knock

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard will miss Thursday’s UEFA Europa League game against Greek side PAOK Salonika due to a minor ankle injury, club manager Maurizio Sarri said on Wednesday.   Hazard The Italian however added that Hazard should recover in time to face Fulham in the English Premier League on Sunday. Hazard played the full 90 minutes of Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and was limping towards the end. But Sarri has now allayed fears that the Belgium international was facing a long spell out injured. “Hazard, of course, it is not a serious injury,” the Italian told a news conference. “He will not be able to play tomorrow (Thursday) but I think he will be able to recover for the English Premier League match.” Hazard has been used sparin...
Tearful Cahill Ends Australian Career
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Tearful Cahill Ends Australian Career

Australia bid farewell to an emotional Tim Cahill yesterday as he made his 108th and final appearance in 3-0 win against Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Cahill, 38, came on in the 82nd minute, after two goals from Martin Boyle and a Mathew Leckie strike had all but sealed the win for the hosts. Despite failing to score on the night he finishes his international career as Australia’s record goalscorer with 50. “This is the only time you’re going to see me cry,” he said after the game. “Every time I wore the green and gold, I played with my heart and I never left anything on the pitch. Thank you very much Australia.” It was agreed with manager Graham Arnold that he would appear in the final stages of the friendly: “The first 85 minutes is all about our performance,” Arnold...
Rooney Scores First DC United Goal Before Breaking Nose
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Rooney Scores First DC United Goal Before Breaking Nose

Former England captain Wayne Rooney grabbed his first goal for DC United but also suffered a broken nose in a 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids in the MLS. Rooney, 32, scored the opening goal against ex-Manchester United team-mate Tim Howard but was left bloodied after a clash of heads with Colorado defender Axel Sjoberg in stoppage time. “Delighted to score my first goal for DC United,” Rooney tweeted after his team won for just the fourth time in 18 matches this season. Two of those victories have come since Rooney made his debut on July 14. The striker, England’s all-time record goalscorer, said he required five stitches after breaking his nose in the collision with Sjoberg. Rooney, who played for boyhood club Everton last season following his return from Old Trafford, signed a thr...